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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Prime Time May 1991 New Texas PageSA Planting roots Waynes Gardens recently gave the New Braunfels Rotary Club a her itage which in turn was given to the Comal County Senior Citi zens Foundation to plant at their nowunderrenovation new From left is Barry president of NB Rotary Bob Dingel member of the board of directors of Comal County Senior Citi zens Foundation Les president of the foundation David of Waynes Gardens and Herb Kraft of the seniors Photo by Stephanie Ferguson Senior citizens continue making waves Our numbers are We seniors increased by 25 percent in just the last and our total over the age of 75 rose by 42 Its to be that we and our con cerns are going to be noticed by gov its lawmakers and its Polly executive director of the Texas Department on reports in Aging Digest that while the state was providing the department with the people we were serving contributed over So more than 27 percent of all older Texans are in need of at least a little help to continue living in their own homes and maintaining their dig on the were paying our In some were doing In the Retired Senior Volunteer Program received in sup port from the state while volunteers worked nearly 4 million At minimum these hours were worth more than 11 or a 19 return on every dollar Were making good More funds are being requested for senior programs that help older citi zens to help themselves Foster Senior Texans Employment Senior Com and Options for Independent Foster Grandparents work with at risk youth in institutions and deten tion sharing their love and experience with disadvantaged child ren who have perhaps had no personal contact with a cai ing The foster grandparent can make a differ ence in a young persons and the Donation The Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Club are making a donation to the Comal County Senior Citizens Founda tion for the new seniors center on Landa Pictured from left are Charlie architect for the center Durwood labor er Normaly president of the MVEHC Bob member of the foundation board of directors Pearl MVEHC treasurer and Less foundation Photo by Erik Karlsson Collecting Recipes Collecting classic or old family recipes throughout for potential use in a Enclose processing fee with each recipe submitted to Magic Creations Box 780545 San Texas 782780545 Selected Recipes Receive Have your hearing A public ivnitv of Ibis tieitspiiper dni the Hearing Aid ELECT JOE KUEHLER CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE I pledge to provide conservative leadership with diligence and My earnest commitment to address the issues includes a desire to listen to your opinions on the challenges we face the most benefit from tax protecting our environment and conserving with emphasis on safeguarding the flow of Comal our police and fire Maintaining our heritage through controlled continuing the downtown revitalization efforts and promoting the local economy and As a fourth generation native of New I have a strong love and concern for the citizens of this I will apreciate your VOTE MAY 4 NEW BRAUNFELS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Dona Crossroads By IDA SING about 25 percent in her We seniors are used to helping ourselves and each we are not shy about saying that we want to con tinue to do and that makes SENIOR SAVVY Gittin1 old aint no big deal anybody can do it if they got the Ida Sing freelwce writer reiMing in New adult earns a small salary to subsidize Social Security or other Some of us are serving as Senior helping frail and home bound elderly to remain in their own homes and out of nursing Others work 20 hours a week as STEP keeping off welfare rolls and becoming taxpaying citizens while providing strategic Of the 28 agencies on only 14 are providing the services of Options for Independent Living in 63 It provides in home support services for older peo ple who might have no other help and be forced to stay in a hospital or nurs ing home while A look at what was done through this program for an 87yearold woman illustrates the reason that more funds are being requested by Texas Department of She lived and when she was released from a hospital she had no family or friends to help her with bas ic tasks she was temporarily unable to do for the Options case manager who arranged for a personal care a and a volunteer to come and help as She also arranged to have a hot meal delivered each day and got the loan of equip ment needed to help the lady until she became mobile A personal emergency response system gave the patient confidence to remain This kind of care costs money of but less than half of what it would have cost had the lady been moved to a nursing home instead of to the familiar comfort of her own As other recipients of Options ser vices she paid what she believe that the school district is obligated to give our children the best education possible at the lowest possible tax rate to the and to be able to justify the need for those tax ELECT Clay Spud George CISD Board of Trustees on May 4th Paid Pol Clay Georga Do Your Town A Favor Supports Holding The Line On Taxes Clean Industry Business Growth Citizens Electing Mayor Mayor Pro Tern The David Dye Regional Plan That Preserves The Edwards Aquifer And Comal Springs Vote Fof Paul Fraser The Position On The Ballot District May 4th 7 to 7 Paid Political Advertising For Elect Fraser Campaign Treasurer uuELCome TO THE cimn CLUBV flnnuflL mEHICRflfl Bientienidos Amiqos PROCEEDS TO GO TO SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AND OTHER WORTHY PROJECTS 1991 FIESTA INCLUDES FREE BANDS Food Booths Arts Crafts Tejano Bands Singing Contest Mariachi Bands Texano Band Interview Folklorico Dance Childrens Carnival Grupo Etcetera Sting Rays Horseshoe Pitching Fajita CookOff Grupo Alegria Smith ADAUSRTO IOS HtRMANOS FARIAS Sunday WURSTHALLE LANDA PARK NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS GATES OPEN AT Friday 612 Saturday 121 Sunday 1211
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