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Lynnfield Rotary Club’s 2017 First Responder’s Day

The Lynnfield Rotary Club would like to invite you to the second annual First Responder’s Day at the Lynnfield Common on Monday, September 11 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. The purpose is to honor our brave men and women who serve us locally and as a remembrance of the tragedy which occurred on 9/11. There will be a brief ceremony from 6:00-6:15 p.m. followed by a free barbeque – sponsored by the Town of Lynnfield and the Lynnfield Rotary Club – from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

The Club is looking for sponsors for the event. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to the Lynnfield fire and police associations. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the event, please contact Jason Kimball at his law office at 781 334 3200/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Avoid Summer Eating Pitfalls

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While the occasional donut for breakfast, cheeseburgers and fries for lunch and ice cream sundae as an afternoon snack can all be part of summer eating, a week or two of this meal plan can spell trouble. Especially for health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight management that require limiting sugar, fat, salt and excess calories. The nutritional impact can be significant.

Alterations

Making a few minor alterations to food selections can easily align nutrition and treats. For example a breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit has about 475 calories, 30 fat grams, and 1,260 milligrams of sodium; lower the fat, sugar and salt by choosing a breakfast sandwich with egg and cheese on an English muffin which has appreciably much less fat and salt.

To keep the lean advantage of sandwiches – lean burgers, chicken, or fish and boost the contribution of other nutrients, consider adding tomato slices and other vegetables.  Skip the super-sized sandwiches and mayonnaise based spreads and tartar sauce. Instead use mustard, relish, or ketchup. Add a slice of cheese as a calcium source and flavor. A tossed salad with a tablespoon of dressing can be a satisfying accompaniment.

Liquid Calories

When summer heat calls for a “Cool me down” treat, reach for a small ice cream cone or frozen yogurt. Typically the first few bites of a food taste best.

Sugary beverages and alcoholic beverages are other nutritional pitfalls. Cocktails and lemonades to stay cool can easily add calories. A 12-ounce serving of Arnold Palmer tea (1/2 tea and ½ lemonade) contains 138 calories of which 128 calories are from sugar. The calories in a martini differ based on the size of the cocktail, the alcohol content of the liquor and the ingredients used in the mix. For example a vodka martini, made with a mix of 1 jigger of 80-proof vodka and a half-jigger of dry vermouth, totals 127 calories, according to Drinks Mixer. Given these numbers it’s easy to consume 400-500 calories in just a few drinks.

Stay prepared with appealing and healthy options instead of resigning to mindless eating and starting a diet after vacation. Keep a stash of fresh cut up fruits beautifully displayed for a sweet treat and thirst quencher. Cut up vegetables and nuts are ideal to curb hunger.

I love to enjoy the occasional treat without guilt, as part of my nutritious healthy meal plan and no need to diet after vacation.

Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my wellness programs.

Anna Tourkakis is a nutritionist, author and founder of Eating From Within Nutrition. She provides nutrition advisory services and healthy eating programs to companies and individuals to help clients manage health conditions and maintain healthy eating lifestyles.  Anna can be reached at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it T. 781 334-8752; www.eatingfromwithin.com

By Anna Tourkakis,

Nutritionist


 

Low-Cost Wireless Plans for Seniors Who Use Smartphones

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’m interested in downsizing my smartphone wireless plan, and am looking for the best low cost options. I use my phone primarily for talking and texting, but also need some cellular data for checking my email and other functions when I’m away from WiFi. What can you tell me?

Senior Saver

Dear Saver,

There are several great low-cost deals I can recommend for older smartphone users who are looking to save some money by paring down their bloated cell phone plan. Here are three good options to consider.

Republic Wireless

If you’re an Android smartphone user, Republic Wireless (RepublicWireless.com) offers one of the cheapest deals available for light data users. Republic uses a mixture of Wi-Fi and cellular networks – Sprint and T-Mobile specifically – to transmit calls, texts and data. This patented technology automatically offloads as much as possible to WiFi when available, so you’ll consume less data than you would with traditional carriers.

Republic’s no contract service plans with cellular data start at only $20 per month for unlimited talk, text and 1 gigabyte (GB) of data. If you need more data, their $30 per month plan gets you 2GB, and $45/month buys you 4GB.

How much data do you need? The best way to find out is to check your current phone bills. The average smartphone owner uses between 2GB to 3GB of data each month, but most older smartphone users use less than 1GB.

To use Republic you’ll need a compatible Android phone (you can’t currently use Apple iPhones), or you can buy a new phone through the company. It currently offers eight Android phones with prices starting at $99.

Consumer Cellular

Another excellent low-cost option for lighter data users, and one that caters to older adults is Consumer Cellular (ConsumerCellular.com, 888-532-5366). Rated the number one wireless service by Consumer Reports seven years running, Consumer Cellular offers a variety of “pay for what you need” talk and connect plans that let’s you choose exactly what you want.

Their talk plans start at $10 per month plus 25 cents per minute used for infrequent callers, or $15/month for 250 minutes, $20/month for 1,500 minutes, and $30/month for unlimited minutes.

And their connect plans for text messages and cellular data run $2.50 per month for 300 texts and 30 megabytes (MB) of data, $5/month for 2,000 text and 200MB data, $10/month for unlimited texts and 500MB, $20/month for unlimited texts and 1.5GB, $30/month unlimited texts and 3GB, and $40/month for unlimited texts and 5GB.

Consumer Cellular, which offers 5 percent monthly fee discounts to AARP members, also lets you bring your own smartphone by offering free SIM cards. Or, you can purchase a wide variety of Android and Apple iPhones along with the senior-friendly Doro 824 SmartEasy for $100.

Lifeline Program

If your income is low enough, another option to check into is the Lifeline Assistance Program. This is a federal program that provides a $9.25 monthly subsidy that could go towards your smartphone service.

To qualify, you’ll need to show that your annual household income is at or below 135 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines – which is $16,281 for one person, or $21,924 for two. Or, that you’re receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps, SSI, public housing assistance, veterans pension or survivor’s pension benefit, or live on federally recognized Tribal lands.

To apply, contact a wireless provider in your area that participates in the Lifeline program (see LifelineSupport.org or call 800-234-9473) and ask for an application form. Be sure to check all wireless providers in your state because some offer better services – like a free smartphone, monthly talk time minutes, unlimited texting and some cellular data – than others.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

by Jim Miller

 

   

Palliative Care Presentation at OLA Parish Church Hall on Wed., Sept. 13

The Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative invites all to a presentation on Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish’s Church Hall (758 Salem St., Lynnfield) on Wednesday, September 13, from 10:00-11:00am.Offered by the Archdiocese of Boston’s Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning, this informational session will address the differences between palliative care and hospice care, and what the Catholic Church teaches regarding health care proxy, advance directives and end-of-life care.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Kate McGrath at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Light refreshments will be available.

 

Lynnfield Rotary Club’s annual Golf Tournament a great success

The Lynnfield Rotary Club had yet another successful Golf Tournament this year. We saw a significant jump in sponsorship with over seven new hole sponsors this year – and 46 total new hole sponsors over the past three years. Fun was had by all followed by a great meal by Countryside Deli and auction by local Attorney Jay Kimball. The winning team was led by Tom Adamczyk, the former chair of the Lynnfield Rotary Golf Tournament, who has kindly continued to support the event.

The Lynnfield Rotary Club is thankful for all the players and sponsors who supported the event. A very special thanks to MarketStreet of Lynnfield for continuously being the tournament’s Corporate Sponsor over the past many years. Herb Chambers Flagship Motorcars donated a hole-in-one contest with the winner to receive a free two-year lease on a new Mercedes; unfortunately, no golfer was so lucky. In addition, special thanks to this year’s Major Sponsors: The Savings Bank; The Kimball Family; First Financial Trust; JM Electrical Company, Inc.; Eastern Bank of Lynnfield; Herb Chambers of Flagship Motorcars; Schumacher Dental; Attorney Jay J. Curley, Esq., of Wakefield; and Wakefield Co-operative Bank.

As usual, Donnie Lyons, the Golf Pro at Ready Meadow, ensured the course was in fantastic shape. Thank you to him and his crew for all of their work and support.

This is traditionally the club’s largest fundraiser, and this year did not disappoint as we raised nearly $12,000.00 after all expenses being paid. The Lynnfield Rotary Club focuses its support on local needs in Lynnfield. The club also supports charitable needs in surrounding communities and internationally. The club is looking to focus its efforts on supporting the Lynnfield War Memorial initiative along with rebuilding Partridge Island Trail.

Thank you to the supporters and players who made this event so successful. If you are interested in participating or supporting next year’s event, please contact the Rotary Golf Chairman, Jason Kimball, at his law office at 781-334-3200.

   

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