EDOF March Update
Time for another EDOF (Executive Director of Fun) Update.
SPRING IS COMING
No... really... it is. I know it's hard to believe... but it has arrived every year for ages and chances are it will again this year.
GET FIT FOR FUN
With the new warm weather activity season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking fitness. I know that many of our members workout all year round but for those who might have let their workouts slip a bit or who want to improve from where they are, here are some options. As always, check with your doctor for exercise goals and limits appropriate to your current physical condition.
What's with those METS?
No -- not the New York Mets. I'm talking about those METS you see on the treadmill read-out or other fancy exercise equipment. Go to the site below to learn more about METS and how they can help improve your fitness program.
Fitness for seniors. Some health plans will pay for your visits to the club. Check with your health care provider and local Y or athletic club for possibilities. Plus, you get to meet lots of other fun seniors.
These are similar to playing cards. Each card has a particular exercise and each deck is designed for a particular activity. Select a bunch of cards at random to vary your workout for more fun and interest. Check out the web site for more information.
SAFETY ON THE TRAIL
We are a couple of ways to keep our recreation activities safe again this year.
First Aid and CPR
We are putting together a class to refresh our members on these subjects. If you are interested, please send me an email message or call and we will put you on the list.
These initials mean In Case of Emergency and they can be very useful. If you are in an accident and unable to respond to the emergency personnel, they will check your cell phone contacts list. What to do? Put these into your contacts list as ICE-1, ICE-2, etc., for however many emergency contacts you want to enter and put in the appropriate phone numbers. The emergency personnel can then call to inform your contact(s) of the accident and provide whatever information your contact(s) might need as well as get information they might need.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Here's the scoop on the Festival of Lights at Baker Park.
The dates are September 23rd through 25th (2011, of course). Reservations open March 14. Check the Three Rivers web site for information on available sites and registration.
SnF members try to get sites near sites B-1 and B-2, which are the "official" SnF Headquarters for this event.
The judging of lights and events for the kids are all scheduled for Saturday the 24th. Bring your lights, children or grandchildren, and have some fun. Oh... don't forget the FOOD!
ONE RIDE EVERY MONTH
Some of our members pledged to ride at least once every month even through the winter. You have to wonder about some people. Well, so far I have made my goal and I think some others have as well. Let Don know if you want to take the pledge. BTW this is just for fun and you won't get a medal.
RISING GAS PRICES MAY LEAD TO CHANGES
As gas prices continue to climb, we are considering changing how Spokes-n-Folks rides are conducted. In the past we have driven our vehicles to the start point, enjoyed a pleasant bike ride, and returned home in our vehicles. This year we are thinking of reversing the process -- everyone rides their bikes to the designated start point, we all squeeze into a Prius and go for a short ride, and then we ride our bikes back home. Much more economical.
(Okay... so it's not great humor but it's the best I've got today)
That's all for now. Have FUN!
Your Executive Director of Fun