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Announcements: May 6th – 11th


Week of May 6th – 11th

Is laughter really the best medicine?

Whether you’re chuckling at a TV program or giggling at a cartoon, laughing is good for you. Laughing is a natural response and can provide stress relief and better brain function.
A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can:
• Reduce blood pressure
• Help your heart health by increasing your blood flow
• Release endorphins to manage physical pain
• Boost your immune system

Laughter isn’t just a quick pick-me-up, though. It’s also good for you in the long term. In fact, laughter may:
• Help fight depression
• Improve memory
• Combat anxiety
How can we laugh more?
1. Spend time with people who make you smile.
2. Watch reruns of funny TV shows, like I Love Lucy, Gilligan’s Island, or Seinfeld
3. Conduct a search for funny comics or memes.
4. Look for your favorite comedian on YouTube.
5. Enter funny jokes or quotes in a journal

Have you laughed today?


Crochet Class with Becky Helmink is beginning May 6th. This 6 week class will be on Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm. Yarn and hooks will be provided for you.

Beginning Abstract Painting with Sarah Hanson is back on Tuesdays, 1:00 to 3:00pm. This class is both in person and on Zoom.

Fun with Watercolor is Thursdays, May 9th and 23rd.

Photo Club’s Field Trip is May 11th to the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum Society, Inc. in Plant city. They are meeting there at noon, then weather permitting, going out into historic Plant City. The Photo Club Zoom meeting is May 15th at 1:30.

• Book Club is meeting May 14th on zoom, and the book of the month is “How to Say Babylon: A Memoir” by Safiya Sinclair.

Intro to Mah Jongg is starting June 17th with Alice Webb. Classes will be Mondays 1:00pm-3:15pm and will last for 8 weeks. This class is for those wanting to learn how to play. The signup sheet is on the resource table in the activity room or you can email us at [email protected].

• Are you Interested in a Games Day this summer? Games would include Mah Jongg, Bridge, various board and card games, Uno, Clue, Yahtzee, and Scrabble. Please let Morgan know if you are interested, (813) 932-0241 or [email protected]. Day and time TBA.

The LEC needs volunteers! Please call (813) 932-0241 or drop us an email @ [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering with us on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons for two hours.

• The LEC will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

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