Club News: Berwick Home Benefit FCE Unit
Six members of the Berwick Home Benefit FCE Unit met at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the dining room of the Apostolic Christian Home West Village, where Ruth Meyer was the hostess. They were joined by 16 apartment residents to share the lesson, “How much do you know about the Big O?”
Diane Hanzlicek introduced each member and the guest speaker. Health and Wellness Center Manager Greta Heiman shared ways the public can take advantage of improving their health by becoming involved in exercise programs.
Osteoporosis is known as the “silent disease.” Bones are living tissue and change as we age through a process called bone modeling. Primary osteoporosis happens when we lose more bone mass than we gain. A successful plan to prevent or treat osteoporosis involves proper nutrition with sufficient intake of calcium along with Vitamin D, physical activity and medical check-ups. The latest data shows one of out of two women and one in four men can expect to have a fracture as a result of osteoporosis by the age of 80.
The members displayed a collection of gold seals over the years during FCE week, which was Oct. 13-19. The Berwick Unit received a Recognition Certificate for 70 years of service given to the families and community through participation in Family and Community education.
Refreshments of homemade kolaches, pineapple sherbet floats, coffee and nuts were served to the guests. Door prizes were given to seven lucky winners.
The Northeast Fall Council meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Manhattan.
The next meeting will be Nov. 11 at Marjean Moore’s home in Seneca. The lesson will be called, “Trash to treasure.”