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Senior Connect Kingsport Quarterly Article (Spring) # 5073799 Make your golden years shine by choosing the right assisted living residence. There are a lot of decisions to face as you get older, but perhaps the biggest is figuring out where to live as you age. Deciding to move to assisted living or skilled nursing is […]

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APRIL FOOLS’ DAY FACTS:

April Fools’ Day is celebrated on April 1 of each year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April Fools’ Day is not a national holiday. April Fools’ Day is widely recognized and celebrated by many as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

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Prepare your best pranks and practical jokes. Use #AprilFools’Day to post on social media.

HISTORY

There are different theories as to the beginning of April Fools’ Day.

“The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392). In the 1392 writings by Chaucer,Canterbury Tales, the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” is set March thirty days and two. Modern scholars believe that there was a copying error in the manuscripts and that Chaucer actually meant 32 days after April, i.e. May 2. (the anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia). The readers misunderstood it to mean March 32, i.e. April 1. In Chaucer’s tale, the vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox.

Many writers suggest that the restoration, in 1582, of January 1 by Pope Gregory XIII as New Year’s Day of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century was responsible for the birth of the holiday. With New Year’s Day moved to January 1, not all people were aware of this news, or refused to accept it, and celebrated the new year on April 1st, as in the past. These people were then labeled “fools” and were subject to ridicule and practical jokes.

1508 – French poet, Eloy d’Amerval referred to a poissond’avril (April fool, literally April fish) a possible reference to the April Fool holiday.

1539 – Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on April 1.

1686 – John Aubrey referred to April Fools Day as Fools holy day, the first British reference.

1686 – On April 1, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to “see the Lions washed”
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Lilly My Educator Program

INDIAN PATH HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER - KINGSPORT TOWN CENTER
2101 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664, United States
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heidi Mohn, RN, CDE – Lilly Diabetes Educator

Interactive, personalized program designed to help you fit diabetes care into your busy life. Learn how to monitor and treat high or low blood sugar, eat healthy and stay active. You’ll leave with an action plan to share with your healthcare provider. Call 855-559-3422 to register!
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DOG SHOW 2016 - Sign up begins January 8.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the Atrium from 12:30P.M.-2:00P.M. Cost is to bring a donation for the animal shelter (food, blankets, bleach, toys, etc.).

You may enter your pet in any of our 10 categories. Categories include: Owner and pet look alike, celebrity look alike, best trick, least obedient, cutest male, most glamorous female, best dressed, best vocal performance, best tail wag, and top dog.
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OTLB: Green Tomato Grill & Shopping at Homestead Antique Shoppe with a stop at Patsy’s Bakery

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:45AM-3:30PM
Mooresburg & Church Hill, TN
Cost: $8.00 for transportation.
Lunch will be on your own.
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FIBROMYALGIA

Join Us where Dr. Sonja Starnes with ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:30A.M. in the Card Room.

Topic of discussion will be “Fibromyalgia”: This seminar will discuss causes, symptoms and treatments of fibromyalgia and how to manage it. This is an event you will not want to miss, so mark your calendar and plan to attend!
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Last Day to Sign Up! Hurry now… Sherlock Holmes Celebration Day Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:00P.M.

We will start the scavenger hunt in the cafeteria. You and one teammate will try to solve different riddles to find the next clue located throughout the Senior Center building. We will be using all 3 floors; keep in mind we do have an elevator if you cannot climb stairs. Whoever finds the last clue and brings it to the cafeteria will win the grand prize.

Please sign up by January 15. Sign up will begin on December 4. *Note: Only 2 people per team (Like the Amazing Race Show).
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Hoarding Seminar

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14

Racks By The Tracks

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May
15

Cirque Zuma Zuma Live!

Arts
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16

Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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Boots In The Mountains

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26

Live In The Round

1200 East Center St, Kingsport, TN
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Jun
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NET-VAC Meeting

617 University Parkway, Johnson City, TN
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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16

Alzheimer’s Caring and Coping Caregiver Conference

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