April 20-23, 2020

$419, double occupancy
Several have sign up for this trip!
This Diamond Tours Bus Trip includes: 3 nights' lodging.
It also includes visiting the spectacular Biltmore Estate and garden,
visiting the new Antler Village and winery. You will have a
guided tour of Ashville, view the St. Lawrence Basilica, and
take a guided tour on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Saint Patrick's Day

March 17th is a special day in Ireland
as well as to Irish people in America
and around the world.

Two vegetables are traditional
side dishes for a plate of corned beef.
What would a St. Patrick's Day meal
be without cabbage and potatoes?

Potatoes are popular foods due to
being easily grown, inexpensive, and
they have a long history of being staple
foods around the world .

But, by the mid-1800's in Ireland,
much of the potato harvest was
destroyed by a fungus for several
years in a row, causing the
Irish Potato Famine.

Cabbage, being a green, leafy
vegetable grew well in the cool climate.
Because it was nutrient-dense, many
people lived on cabbage during the famine.

It was during this time that waves of
Irish immigrants came to the U.S., and
brought their recipes from home.

Fireside Chats With FDR

Franklin D. Roosevelt led Americans
through the
historic challenges of
the Great Depression and WWII by
coming into their homes with his
radio fireside chats.

In March 1933, just over a week into his first term as president, Roosevelt delivered a nationwide radio broad- cast from the White House. He wanted to offer reassuranc about the banking crisis. It was the first of what became known as "fireside chats". This was named by a radio executive due to the calm, down-to-earth styles.

These chats would last 10 - 40 minutes and began with "My Friends," and drew 10s of millions of listeners
in a conversational tone by using simple analogies to explain policies and global events. The president would always offer encouragement through the difficulties. They always ended with "The Star Spangled Banner" being played. These chats ended in June, 1944. WWII would be over a year later in September, 1945.

~*~ Bowled Over by Cereal ~*~

In the early 1800's cereal was invented
as a health food. Cereal is so popular now,
that National Cereal Day is held on March 7th.

About 2.7 billion boxes of cereal are
sold in the U.S. every year.

Cheerios were called Cheerioats when
they debuted in 1941. The name changed
four years later.

Kellogg's Corn Flakes was the first
cereal to offer a prize, a picture book,
in the early 1900's.

The first athlete to appear on a
Wheaties box was the baseball
great - Lou Gehig in 1934.

Grape-Nuts were included in some U.S.
military rations during WWII.

The marshmallows in Lucky Charms
have a name; they're called marbits.



At the beginning of 2020, we would like to take this opportunity to make you aware
of the many services offered by your Posey County Council on Aging.

Our primary service is transportation. We not only provide services to the senior citizens
of Posey County, but we are also able to assist most Medicaid clients - regardless of age.
The majority of our clients are transported to medical facilities. We have limited in-home
services. This service is provided for a fee to those who are unable to perform neededtasks
such as light houekeeping, meal preparation, and/or shopping.We also offer help with
information, referrals, and needs' assessment.PCCA has three locations -
in Poseyville, New Harmony and in Mt. Vernon.

The Poseyville location has an active membership with
a center coordinator who plans various activities throughout each month.
Activities include: a pitch-in meal once a month, a hot meal each Wednesday,
an exercise program, Bingo, and Clabber games each week. The Posey County
Health Nurse checks blood pressure for several members weekly. The New
Harmony Center also has a center coordinator. Members enjoy playing
Clabber and Bingo on a weekly basis. The Posey County Health Nurse checks
blood pressure for several members.
Also, a hot meal is served each Wednesday to the members. The largest site is in
Mt. Vernon with the most active membership. A variety of card games and Bingo
are enjoyed many days. Exercise equipment and a fitness program are available
to all members. Hot meals are also served each Wednesday to the seniors.
All three locations accepts a donation of $4.00 for each meal. Reservations
must be made at least one day in advance. PCCA strives to make senior citizens the
best they can be with the supportive services offered.Local contributions and dontions
are an important source of funding and are tax deductible.
We are here to help! Do not hesitate to give us a call at: 812-838-4656.

All Seniors Welcome!