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River Valley Senior Center



Text Box: Volume 17, Issue  12                      					                         December 2017


The Giving Tree


Its hard to believe that it is time already to get prepared for “The Giving Tree”.  Come help us decorate “The Giving Tree” with hats, scarf's, mittens, gloves, socks and footies for the needy children and adults in our service area. Items should be new and not gift wrapped.  The tree was set up on November 7th.  Last year was a huge success.. Please put items on tree by Dec. 11th.


Fudge-Raiser to Support the

River Valley Senior Center



A big “THANK YOU” to Jackie’s Café for choosing RVSC as recipient of her annual Fudge-Raiser.  100% of sales are being donated to the Center renovation fund and The Larry Bubb Endowment has joined the fund-raising effort with 100% in matching funds! So, every 1 Lb box purchased @ $14= $28 donation to the Center. We’re off to a great start with over 100 pounds sold in the first 10 days!!   From those who bought 1 Lb to the business that bought over 30 lbs as a “thank you” gift  to his customers….every dollar will be used to fund the renovation. Phase I (exterior) should be completed by early December and Phase II  to begin in the New Year. We invite you to stop by, see what we have completed and what we need to accomplish. We’ll give you the “cook’s tour”. The “Fudge-Raiser” runs Nov. 1-Dec.21. To order, contact Jackie’s Café 269-469-1800. For more information about the fudge sale, the renovation project, donating to the project fund, or how to volunteer,  contact RVSC at 269-469-4556. The center provides services & activities to seniors in communities from the State Line to the Cook Plant and from Lake Michigan to Cleveland Ave.


Thank you for your support.


River Valley Senior Center

Board of Directors










Health News By Kathy Steinke


Did you wash your hands?  How many times did we hear that growing up?  Our Mothers had it right.  Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.  Washing your hands is easy and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.  Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and even through a community.  You can help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during times when germs are likely to get on your hands and can spread to others.  When should you wash your hands?  Wash before, during and after preparing food; before eating food; before and after caring for someone who is sick; before and after treating a cut or wound; after using the toilet; after changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; after touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste; after touching garbage.  Follow these steps to wash your hands the right way every time:  wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap; lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap, be sure to lather the backs of your hands between your fingers and under your nails; scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice); rinse your hands under clean, running water; dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. 


   Flu Shots


Flu vaccines will be given at River Valley Senior Center through December.  Anyone is eligible to participate.  We are able to bill Medicare and Medicaid so please bring your card and a valid identification.  If you are uninsured or under age 65 please call and speak with Kathy.  Last Flu shot clinic (no appointment necessary) will be held:

      Tuesday, December 19, 10:00am – 2:00pm

If you are unable to attend the clinic and would like a flu shot please call Kathy to schedule an appointment.