Learning and Making Simple Changes may Prevent Several Diseases

Trinity Ecumenical and Resurrection Catholic Church parish nurse, Tami Aiken, recently spoke to members of the Rotary Club of SML about disease prevention. Ms. Aiken’s message discussed ways we can each adapt our lifestyle to include simple changes that may prevent many diseases.  Most are well known but are really important practices to incorporate into our daily lives.  Highlighted by Ms. Aiken was hand washing before meals, restroom breaks and the use of hand sanitizers.  A few others included maintaining a healthy weight (1 pound =3500 calories), drinking a glass or two of water 30 minutes before eating to help you feel less hungry, eating a well balanced diet and limiting salt intake to 1500 milligrams per day. Exercising at least 30 minutes per day, walking 10,000 steps per day, gardening etc., are all important for overall well being.

Ms. Aiken also stressed the importance of health screenings and annual physical examinations to determine overall health and to identify a health issue before it becomes too serious.  Some of these screening include mammograms, PSA tests, colonoscopies and appropriate immunizations.

You do not have to be a member of Trinity Ecumenical or Resurrection Parish to reach out to Tami Aiken. She can be reached by email at: tepnurse@smltep.org<mailto:tepnurse@smltep.org>.

Rotary-Help Prevent Disease

Photo:  From left: Pidge Morgan, Rotary Club of SML Sergeant at Arms,  Tami Aiken, and Carolyn Gordon, President, Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake.

 

 

2015 Christmas Tree Sales- SOLD OUT!

Special Thanks to Jeff Shotz, the Hot Shotz staff and many SML Rotary Volunteers as they helped Sell out our Christmas Trees.  Proceeds (minus the actual cost of tree) will be provided to local charities in the form of grants from the SML Rotary Foundation.   THANK YOU ALL!

Case Pieterman, Cindy DeMarco and Steve Strickland select Christmas Trees for the Club's annual Christmas Tree sale.

Case Pieterman, Cindy DeMarco and Steve Strickland select Christmas Trees for the Club’s annual Christmas Tree sale.

Support Rotary- Buy Christmas Tree at HotShots in Westlake – Today

The Rotary Club of SML will be selling top quality Christmas Trees beginning Tuesday November 24, 2015.  This year’s Rotary fund raiser features 140 freshly cut Fraser Firs.  Most buyers consider Fraser Firs the most desirable for indoor use and are noted for their dark green color, excellent needle retention and wonderful scent.

 

The trees will be available at HOT SHOTS in Moneta. Hot Shots is located just off Virginia 122 (Booker T. Washington Hwy., at 67 Village View Lane just North of Westlake Corner in Franklin County.  For driving directions or tree availability please contact Hot Shots at 540-719-1547. availability. You may also call Jeff Schott to reserve a tree.  These beautiful trees have been selected by SML Rotary Club members for their size and near perfect appearance.  Sizes range from 5-11 feet and are priced between $40 – $150 depending on size.  Beautiful wreaths are also available for only $18 each.

 

The Club’s Christmas tree sale helps support many of the local charitable activities and donations SML Rotary gives out each year.  Some of these include Lake Christian Ministries, SML Good Neighbors, Challenger Little League, local teacher of the year awards and banquet, maintenance of the Franklin County Community Park and new this year, labor and financial support for the new playground equipment at Moneta Park. And many other local non profits and organizations.

 

These trees tend to sell out quickly so come in early for the best selection.

Photo caption:  Rotarians Case Pieterman (L), Cindy DeMarco and Steve Strickland select only the best for our customers at Smith Mountain Lake.

 

Case Pieterman, Cindy DeMarco and Steve Strickland select Christmas Trees for the Club's annual Christmas Tree sale.

Case Pieterman, Cindy DeMarco and Steve Strickland select Christmas Trees for the Club’s annual Christmas Tree sale.