Community Services

Community Service…Marilyn Clough
The purple envelope awaits your TWO month’s worth of volunteer hours at our upcoming monthly meeting.  Please help us accumulate this information for our yearly report to  national AARP.  We know so many of you volunteer with the many organizations that help others in our extended communities (we are the Campbell AREA chapter for a reason).  Collection of greeting cards for another organization is a good example of an effort that would count.  Keep up the good work; volunteering is good for you in many ways!

Brain Health

Experts recommend exercise for the brain

The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), an independent collaborative of scientists, physicians, scholars and policy experts convened by AARP to provide the best thinking on brain health for older adults, has issued recommendations around exercise and brain health, including:

Get 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.

Incorporate strength training two or more times a week.

Lead a physically active lifestyle.

To stay motivated, consider exercising with other people.

Goat for Dinner

The young couple invited their elderly pastor for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having. “Goat,” the little boy replied. “Goat?” replied the startled man of the cloth, “Are you sure about that?” “Yep,” said the youngster. “I heard Dad say to Mom, ‘Today is just as good as any to have the old goat for dinner.’ Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!

Robot For Sale

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out at dinner one night:

The father asks his son what he did that afternoon.

The son says, “I did some schoolwork.”

The robot slaps the son.

The son says, “Ok, Ok. I was at a friend’s house watching movies.”

Dad asks, “What movie did you watch?”

Son says, “Toy Story.”

The robot slaps the son. Son says, “Ok, Ok, we were watching porn.”

Dad says, “What? At your age I didn’t even know what porn was.”

The robot slaps the father.

Mom laughs and says, “Well, he certainly is your son.”

The robot slaps the mother.

Robot – For Sale

Book Club

Book Club…Angie Jaggars

Enjoy reading, then discussing books (no romance or sci-fi)?  Join us on the 4th Thursday evening of each month.  More info: Angie Jaggars, Campbell Armchair Literati, 408-292-4063.

No-Sweat Family Travel…Sheila Gold

Remember the Chevy Chase horror movies about taking the family across the country? Well, Samantha Brown, writing in on our AARP bulletin of last spring, gives these hints:

  1. Decide who’s paying. Cruises and rental houses are good bets if you want to avoid hidden costs.
  2. Choose a destination to suit all interests. Disneyland and Disney World are usually universal favorites, but consider how much walking is involved. Big cities like Chicago and New York offer a plethora of cultural and dining interests. Also they offer a variety of shopping and transportation choices.
  3. Include each traveler’s top attraction. If the group has divided interests, consider splitting up for an afternoon or morning.
  4. Steal away with the youngsters. Offer to take the grandkids out for dinner or ice cream so parents can have a “date night.” Adult kids, do the same for your parents.
  5. Schedule a daily respite. Everyone needs a break; schedule one about three in the afternoon when energy lags.
  6. Above all, take lots of photos and work on an album together. These moments are precious and enjoy them!

Opportunity Tickets…Carol Barcelos

Opportunity Tickets…Carol Barcelos

October drawings at three for $1 are:
Tomato Thyme $40   408-723-7333

1560 Hamilton Ave., San Jose

(Thanks to Carole Barcelos)
Free Manicure French Nails    408-879-060

2091 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell

(Thanks to Marlene Hruby)
Campbell Express 

(Thanks to the Howe Family)

September winners were:

    Big Basin Winery: Margaret Schieck

    Starbucks Gift Basket: Paddy Wray

    Autumn Decoration: Jean Ulrich

    Campbell Express: Susan Landry