Welcome to Fall, everyone. There is a lot happening in the month of October. The Campbell Octoberfest will be on October 16th and 17th in downtown Campbell. Even if you are not a beer drinker, it’s lots of fun to be downtown and outdoors. October 11th is both Indigenous People’s Day and Columbus Day with celebrations to match and, of course, Halloween is on the 31st. If you choose to come in costume to our general meeting, even if virtual, feel free to do so.
We still do not know when National AARP will give an okay for in-person group meetings. I just keep getting told “until further notice” no meetings of more than five people indoors. I will let you know as soon as I know. I have asked for exemption because we are in a city that is over 90% vaccinated, and a county that is over 80% vaccinated, but cannot get an approval from National. I’ll keep trying.
As promised, I did attend the meeting on Heat Stroke, Climate Change, and Seniors. The greatest danger to older adults is not when we would think, but in the winter. More seniors die of heat stroke when there is an unexpected heat surge in the winter because our bodies have not had a chance to acclimate to a warming up. This used to be more common in Southern California, but with climate change the phenomenon is moving north as well. Be aware that warming weather in January or February means drink more water and stay cool.