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for their benefi t,” the Fowlers stated. The program is also de- signed to be budget-conscious, presenting recipes that provide good, balanced nu- trition for about $4 per meal. Evelyn is busily researching recipes for the kick-off week in August, having al- ready decided upon one of the three dishes. “I will need to make Jim the guinea pig to fi nd out what tastes really good,” she said. She is focused on selecting foods that are appealing to local residents. She recog- nizes that every area of the state, every community has different tastes. So, while canned venison might be popular in Bemidji, it might be less commonplace here in central Minnesota. Evelyn plans to publicize each month’s recipes in advance, so participants will know the menu prior to each session, which she hopes will provide more entice- ment if participants know what is coming. The goals of Friends in the Kitchen are straightforward: affordability, simplicity, better taste, and good nutrition. COOKING CLASSES from Pg 13 How to sign up Registration is required and may be made by emailing Jim and Evelyn Fowler, site coordinators, at KitchenFriendsWinsted@gmail.com. Friends in the Kitchen will meet the second Thursday of every month. The fi rst session is Thursday, Aug. 9, with additional classes Sept. 13, Oct. 11, and Nov. 8. Class time is 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 410 First St. North, in Winsted. All classes are free and open to area residents, ages 55 and older. Tips for choosing the right reading glasses Reading glasses, widely availa- ble at optometry clinics as well as in most drugstores, are great for correcting presbyopia (com- monly known as far-sighted- ness). If you need a new pair of glasses to help you see up close, here are a few things to consider. ���������������������������������� determine the lens strength requi- red to correct your far-sighted- ness. Because vision problems can vary due to an assortment of ����������������������������������� pair you get your hands on. Visit ��������������������������������� how strong your lenses need to be in order to improve your vi- sion. Prescriptions typically vary between +0.50 and +3.50. �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� selection of options to choose from. Cedar Crest Personalized Senior Living ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ for a couple of minutes, go with a pair that folds in the middle for easy sto- rage, or that you can simply wear around your neck. On that note, happy shopping! Our Story Cedar Crest has been family owned since 1984. We currently serve our residents in Cosmos and Silver Lake. Our goal is to provide 24 hour personalized care to our residents. Cedar Crest has and always will be a place to call home with the security of knowing your needs will be met. Cedar Crest is here to help with this dif�icult decision! Uff Da! � We provide ALL Levels of Care! • All Private Rooms with suites available • Memory Care Unit at no extra cost • Medicaid Residents Welcome • Personalized 24 Hour Care • 33 Services and Amenities INCLUDED in our LOW Base Rate! ����������������������������������������������� 14 Senior cedarcrestmn.com Connections August 2018 Drinking Habits 2 99 per person September 13 79 per person September 20 $ $ Door County $ 665 per person double occupancy October 3-6 Christmas on the North Shore $ 445 per person double occupancy December 5-7 952.442.4443 16 W Main St. | Waconia, MN 55387 TravelEasyInc.com | travleasy@earthlink.net @traveleasyinc Senior Connections HJ.COM