I've been "sort of" following Margaret Mannings "Sixty and Me" blog for a year or so and enjoy what she writes. Recently, she started doing daily "15-minute video clips" http://sixtyandme.com/helen-mirren-gives-some-advice-tedx-lausanne-women-and-kindness-warriors/ where she talks about the news headlines, but primarily focuses on "good news." She lives in Switzerland but I think she is an American. Anyway, the more I've watched her videos, the more I look forward to hear what she's got to say about "global news." Be aware that her blog and vblog (video blog) is a money-making venture for her where she sells various things on her website (you go, Margaret). Far be it from me to criticize an older woman for trying to deliver a service to older women which they find interesting (and if on the side, she promotes certain products that she recommends, well, okay...I will normally pass on buying anything...this morning I watched a little bit of her "makeup lessons for older women" and saw that she sells that series for $25).
I can't believe all the "product" that such videos try to sell us!). Yesterday, I watched a YouTube about a makeover for older women yesterday and was horrified to see all the "paint" that is recommended...layer and layers of goo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bua-nkhVHlg [note that this YouTube has nothing to do with Margaret Manning]/
Anyway, I'm interested in your comments.
On October 22 between 10 am and 2 pm, residents may drop off their expired or unneeded medications at the following 4 Arlington locations:
I have suggested to Deputy Chief Jeff Petty (North Police Station) that APD install one collection container (similar to the outdoor blue boxes that the U.S. Postal Service uses for curbside mail drops) in each of the 4 APD stations so that citizens can drop off medications any day they want to when the police stations are open to the public, instead of limiting the collections to only 2 days each year (spring and fall). Sometimes the collection day is not convenient for residents and if they miss that one day, then they must retain the old medicine for another 6 months and then try to not miss the next collection date. Chief Petty is checking with Chief Strickland to see whether this can be done.
Remember, do NOT flush old medications down the toilet or put them in the kitchen sink/disposal because the meds will then end up in our Arlington drinking water. I was with an Arlington woman this month who was telling me that the medicine the doctor prescribed made her sick and she couldn't tolerate it, so she flushed the whole bottle of pills down the toilet! I fussed at her for doing that and explained why she should never do it again and she said she simply had never thought about it and nobody had ever mentioned it to her.
Here are some highlights from our October 10 Afternoon meeting.
After Dr. Tunson spoke, Ambassadors member Shirley Wood gave a very entertaining talk about how she went back to school after the age at which many retire, finished her undergraduate degree, and she will finish her master’s degree in criminal justice at UTA in Dec. 2016, with the expectation of pursuing paid work in the field of forensics. Very inspirational!
Community Services Coordinator
Tarrant County DHS
1200 Circle Drive, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
O: (817) 531-7627
Elva Roy is the Founder of the all-volunteer group "Ambassadors For Aging Well" which meets in Arlington, Texas.