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Big New Year resolutions need tobe broken down into smaller bites to be successful. Each day is a new opportu- nity to recommit to a healthy lifestyle prioritizing regular exercise and nutri- tious eating. Making little changes in your diet and activity level over a year’s time can make a big difference in your weight, strength, and energy level.To help seniors make friends to reduce social isolation and to encourage regular exercise, Senior Millage in part- nership with other organizations, funds Senior Centers in Albion and Marshall. The Kool Family Community Center also offers programing in Battle Creek. Senior Centers offer all sorts of health education sessions, exercise classes, and opportunities to volunteer to help oth- ers. Senior Centers offer three free visits before you make a commitment to join as a member. They are full of friendly people who would like to play cards with you or work a puzzle together.Forks Senior Center, Albion, (517) 629-3842Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Center, Marshall, (269) 558-6150Kool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, (269) 965-000023,000 SQUARE FEET OF QUALITY arrangementsThe Calhoun County Senior Millage funds a wide variety of health program- ing designed to help Calhoun County residents, age 60 and over, be more active and healthy. The mission of Senior Services is to enhance and pro- mote the availability of needed quality services for Calhoun County seniors through effective and efficient alloca- tion of County Senior Millage resourc- es. The vision is to fund choices for seniors, while promoting safety, dignity, and independence.100+ SHOPPES UNDER ONE ROOF!  Primitive giftware  Amish log furnitureFor a healthier life, get moving! The dilemma with arthritis and many com- mon back and joint problems is that it hurts to move; yet regular exercise is the number one way to overcome and manage such pain. As people age and experience new limitations, advice with balance and walking is ‘use it or lose it.’Change takes persistent effort. When you fail to exercise or make poor food choices, don’t let this stop you from forgiving yourself, and making the next day a new attempt to do better.Senior Millage funds Senior Fitness and Fun classes held weekly in 13 con- venient sites around Calhoun County. Senior Fitness and Fun is a free, one- hour health and fitness program for adults 60 years and older. Sessions work on stretching, flexibility, balance, and strength exercises that anyone can do. Regular exercise reduces illness and improves health. Along with the guided exercise class, nurses are available to offer health advice and check blood pressures, blood sugars, and pulse oxy- gen. Participating regularly leads to making new friends, increasing commu- nity, getting fit, and having fun. See the exercise schedule, on page 11 of Senior Times, or call Senior Health Partners atIn this New Year, I challenge you to develop a plan to get more active. Get a buddy to join you to make it more fun and to hold you accountable for exer- cising regularly. Try some new recipes that use superfoods like kale and bulgur. Resolve to eat more vegetables, add fiber to your diet, and eat lean meats and fish while limiting processed food, simple sugars, and alcohol. If you slip up and have a weekend of your favorite sweets, forgive yourself and don’t let it stop your momentum to improve your health by being more active. Happy New Year!www.lighthousefuneral.comSenior Times - January 2019 Page 19 Update On YourSENIOR PROGRAMSCAN LEAD TO BETTER HEALTHIf we make a commitment every day to exercise a little more and make better food choices, it can result in improved health. Little changes over time can make a big impact on our health. Adding more fiber to your diet, not skipping regular meals, eating smaller portion sizes, choosing protein instead of simple sugars, and eating more fruits and vegetables can add up to improved health over time. To get more active, join a regular exercise class and consid- er joining a local Senior Center.Being more active, volunteering to help others, and drinking more water are keys to better health.Helen Guzzo, Special to Senior Times LITTLE CHANGES OVER TIMENEW YEAR! NEW NAME! SAME COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS.Wills | Trusts | Real Estate Property Law | Elder Law Medicaid Planning | Powers of Attorney Guardianships | Conservatorships Estate Administration Veterans A airs and Claims1106 S. 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