Boy, these cold winter days give me the blahs and I really have to give my self a pep talk to get up and start moving. Most of the things I like to do require sitting, so I will share some helpful tips I found to “Put the Boom Back in Baby Boomers.”
Here are a few mild exercises for sitting in a chair – Place hands behind your head, crunch forward and then lean as far back as you can while keeping feet on ground. Do this 20 times then do the same thing sideway for side bends, then alternate from one side to the other. Finally scoot to the edge of your chair and bring both knees into your chest, then lower legs to the starting position on the floor. Do this 20 times. (Be careful your chair doesn’t roll into the next room as mine did. It became more of a ride than an exercise.) Next stand up and do some side lunges, also going forward and back, as this is a good stretch. Use the back of the chair for balance and keep your body straight.
Another good tip for baby boomers – we are going to outnumber caregivers by 2030 according to the United Nations. To combat this potential problem, companion robots are in the works of development to fill the gap as we age. A National Science Foundation grant has supported the movement for the past four years and the team has two prototypes so far, a tabletop robot and a mobile robot.
If you have some vintage collectibles or family heirlooms and you wish to know their value or have them appraised, the ‘Friends of the Muncy Library’ will be having an ‘Antique Appraisal Fair’ on the first Sunday in February at the 1st United Methodist Church in Muncy. Now would be a good time to bring in that life long treasure. Callahans of Montoursville are donating their time to do this and a donation is suggested that will go towards the benefit of the Muncy Public Library. You can bring up to four or five items, and what a great opportunity to find out what their value is really worth.
The library is busy this year. A big event is coming Sunday, January 28 that will feature 12 local published authors. This will be the first of several exciting anniversary events that will celebrate 80 years for the Muncy Public Library. This will be a good time to get the authors to sign their books that will be available for purchase. There are books and topics for all ages. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.
Fri. Jan. 19 Medicare questions and answers by APPRISE at Meck Senior Center, Muncy, 9 a.m.
Sun. Jan. 21 The Muncy High School Alumni Association will host a Wendy’s fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Dine in or drive through between 5-8 p.m. and Wendy’s will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Alumni Association. Also, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., committee members will meet in the community room at the Muncy Public Library. New members are gratefully welcome!
Weds. Jan. 24 Preschool storytime for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Siblings welcome. Call 570-546-5014 to register.
Jan. 24 & 25 Son-Light House distribution days, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9 to noon, and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Jan. 25 adult coloring night at Muncy Public library, 6 p.m. No registration required.
Thurs. Jan. 25 children’s activity night at Church of Resurrection, 6 p.m., Musser Lane, Muncy.
Fri. Jan. 26 Toddler tales for ages 1-3, 10 a.m., Muncy Public Library for an hour of stories, songs and activities for active toddler. Register at 546-5014.
Sat. Jan. 27 A Winter Wandering at the Montour Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. Meet in Environmental Education Center for a leisurely walk through the preserve to identify signs of plant and animal life during winter conditions when food is scarce. Dress for weather and time outdoors.
Sat. Jan. 27 fundraiser for Muncy Public Library by Friends of the Library, 10-1 at the library.
Sun. Jan. 28 Authors In Our Backyard event at the Muncy Public Library from 1-4 p.m. Meet 12 local authors of adult, teen, and children’s books, fiction and non-fiction. Light refreshments provided for this free event open to the public.