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SMC Luncheon Speaker: Becky Caulfield, Neighborhood Club

On March 12th, Becky Caulfield, the Wellness Program Manager for the Neighborhood Club, told us about the importance of exercise for seniors and how the Neighborhood Club can help. The Club is a community nonprofit that was established in 1911 to provide a professionally organized program of recreation and wellness services for families and individuals of all ages. Becky is a personal trainer, a group instructor, a yoga teacher, and a triathlete.

Past President Marty McMillan, Becky Caulfield, and 1st VP Ken Mokray

Becky explained that we need 150 minutes a week of exercise. It doesn’t have to be an intense workout and can be split into short blocks. It could include activities such as walking, gardening, singing, dancing, swimming, tennis, and bowling as well as more traditional exercise. Exercise is important for mental as well as physical health and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. It can improve our balance to help prevent falls, and can reduce body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, joint pain, and loss of bone density and muscle mass as we age. It also improves sleep and mobility as well as your mood and outlook on life.

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SMC Memorial

Name: Fred W. Whitehouse, MD

Born: May 6, 1926

Died: March 1, 2019 (92)

SMC Member: November 10, 2009 (9)

Memorial Service: March 16, 2019. Reception with Family: 8:30 a.m., Service: 9:30 a.m.
Location: St James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Fred W. Whitehouse, M.D. (May 6, 1926—March 1, 2019), of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, was a pioneer in the treatment of diabetes, working tirelessly in patient care and diabetes research for 60 years. Read more

SMC Field Trip Report: The Holocaust Memorial Center

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About 20 members and friends of the Senior Men’s Club went to the Holocaust Memorial Center for a talk by a survivor of the Holocaust and then a tour of the museum.  Finally, we had lunch at the Stage Deli, close by the Memorial Center.  As you might imagine, and with Bob Vogler’s moving brief comments on the tour, it was both educational and appalling just what happened back before some of us were born. Read more