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22 Thursday, October 2, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Senior News TONOPAH SENIOR NEWS ,, (702) 482-6450 by Irene Cessna We hope this week finds everyone well and happy. We have had a pleasant week and have enjoyed the time we spent with our friends. It time for flu shots again. The Health Nurse will be at the Senior Center on Tuesday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to I p.m. for your flu shot, pneumonia and tetanus inoculation. It will be absolutely necessary for each individual to have their Medicare card or Medicaid card, or your Senior Dimension card for billing purposes. If you do not have your card with you, you will be required to pay for the shots. The charge for these shots will be $5 flu shot, $ l0 pneumonia shot and $6 for the tetanus shot. This charge also applies to anyone under the age of 65. We celebrated September birthdays on September 25, PVGazette@aol.com enjoying a scrumptious cake baked and decorated by Marge Prewett. Those honored were Dorothy Bailes, Jim Bailes, Frank Mazur, Maggie. Ray, and John Wellborn. Those also honored who were absent, Eleanor Allen, Howard Arnold, Zelinda Lang, Jim and Shirley Marcy, Kitten Ryder and Geri Wallace. We hope your day was special in every way. And thank you so much Marge for the beautiful cake. It was enjoyed by all. Our thank you to Barbara and Joe Dillinger, Donna and Rick Motis (and Angelo for picking), Dick and Maggie Trueba, and Preston Causey for the garden fresh produce, Dick and Mary Tisue for their food donation. Thanks also to the National Silver Haired Congress Delegation for their donation to our center. We do appreciate your help and support. MENU: October 2 - Baked chicken October 3 - Breaded fish October 6 - Philly sandwiches October 7 - Chicken and dumplings October 8 - Tuna patties AMARGOSA SENIOR " (702) 372-5413 by Irene Osterhoudt The clinic staff will be holding flu and pneumonia shots here at the Senior Center, watch for the date. It will be posted in and around town. Prayers go out to Grandma Dansby and family, we're pulling for you. To Frank Billups and family, and to all those that may be on the sick call list. We sure miss you at the center. MENU: October 7 - Lima beans October 8 - Cheese burritos October 9 - Meatball subs BE-ATTY NE--00 APP( )INTMENTS WEEKL Jan McDonald, M.D. Dermatology Clinic of Nevada, Ltd. Harvard Medical School & Mayo Clinic Trained at Summit Family Health Care 1151 S. Hwy 160 Pahrump Station Call: 727-5509 Pahrump Medical Center 1501 E. Calvada Call: 727-6060 (702) 553-2956 by Lorayne White Rumors are flying rampantly about when we are going to move into our new center. But they are only that, ru- mors. The workmen are still whistling jingle bells, al- though we think the music is only in jest. Actually, progress is being made, but you know how last minute details seem to take forever. We'll be happy with the final results though, and that's what counts. Psst,just got the word that inspection's scheduled for first of October, and if all goes well, we really could be moving during this week (Oct. 6 through Oct. 10). In For Insurance/Billing Questions Call 1-800-752 4338 • Diseases of Hair • Psoriasis • Skin Cancer • Cosmetic Laser • Acne Surgery • Spider Veins • Chemical Peels • Wrinkles • Hair Restoration • Skin Surgery • Nail Disorders • Moles • Eczema l that case, notice will be posted at the post office and other places around town to that effect. So, be on the lookout for such postings. MENU: October 6 - Fish, potato, peas,pudding October 7 - Reuben casserole, veggies, apple crisp October 8 - Turkey ala king, zuchinni, cobbler October 9 - Hoagie sandwich, jello October 10 - Baked ham, green beans, pudding Soup and salad bar are available at each meal. PAHRUMP SENIOR NEWS " (702) 727-5008 UE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THE SENIOR NEWS WAS UN AVAILABLE AT PRESS TIME. S  SERVICE LINE " (702) 727.5008 ' There was a time when getting older was a mixed blessing for most American workers. As industry looked more and more to the bottom line, older workers were fi'equently let go and replaced with a lower-paid younger employees. Taking one's invaluable and hard-earned skills elsewhere, even for lower paychecks, also became an exercise in futility. The baby boomers who had come of age in a population explosion of young people, were now in charge of hiring workers, and they hired those as close to their generation as possible. Many older, displaced workers settled forpart time work until they could collect their Social Security checks. As a result, the economy lost skilled workers and the strain on the Social Security system was increased. More to the point, people who felt they still had contributions to make felt cut offfrom social and business interaction long before they were ready for the change. Others felt being rejected for jobs was a personal rejection for they were. Depression became frighteningly common among some workers. So did alcohol and substance abuse. But the times, they are a-changing, as that now senior citizen" Bob Dylan (56)once said. Accordin_gtotheU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate for workers 55 and older has dropped to a 17-year low as of this past July. Credit for the change in hiring could be traced to an expanding economy which needs more workers. But there's something else involved. There is a darker side to the picture. Many older people who looked forward to retiring early and, then, perhaps, starting their own businesses, are staying on in their workplaces even if they've been downgraded to lower-paying jobs because of cutbacks in health benefits for retirees. 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