Check out what the Oriska Valley Seniors group has been up to.
SNAPSHOT: Oriska Valley Seniors meets, travels
Dr. Adam Ryan, PT and clinic manager at ProActive Physical Therapy in Waterville, gave a presentation on the benefits of physical therapy to relieve aches and pains experienced at any age at the Oriska Valley Seniors meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1. Ryan was assisted by Martha Kudla, physical therapy assistant, who demonstrated some techniques for coping with balance issues such as the best way to get up from a lying position on the floor. Some of the topics discussed were working with patients post stroke, better balance when walking, heart health and exercises and physical therapy after experiencing a heart attack. From left: Kudla; Donna Bailey and Sharon Van Zant of the Oriska Valley Seniors, and Ryan.
The Oriska Valley Seniors traveled to Vermont on Aug. 25 with the first stop at "The Sugar Shack" to shop from a selection of Vermont made products and tour the Norman Rockwell Exhibit which focuses on 1939 to 1953, the years Rockwell actually lived in Arlington. Many locals became his models helping to tell the story of middle class America. Next stop was Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home along with gardens, touring the Pullman Railcar, "Sunbeam" and the goat farm. Hildene was the home of Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd, and he also was President of the Pullman Car Company. A buffet luncheon was held in the Beckwith Room. Additional stops at the Orvis Retail Store and Village Peddler and Chocolatorium, home of Vermont's chocolates, fudge, truffles, and buttercrunch made fresh in their candy kitchen. Last stop was to see and walk across the Arlington Covered Bridge built in 1852.
On Aug. 4, the Oriska Valley Seniors met at Quack's Village Inn in Madison for lunch followed by the annual auction of items brought in by members. Entree choices for the BBQ luncheon were pulled pork, chicken fingers or cheeseburgers. Eric Howard and Mike Silliman conducted the auction. Pictured: Eric Howard, left, Mike Silliman.