Silver Alliance Thrift Store
The Silver Alliance Thrift Store, located at 755 Highway 105, Suite N in Palmer Lake, not only provides gently used household goods, furniture, hardware, linens, books and many other items (no clothing) but also provides volunteer opportunities for our local senior citizens. We are a non-profit 501(c)3. All proceeds help support the Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Center. The store operates purely from donations of gently used goods from the local community.
The Thrift Store is currently seeking new volunteers Shift are available Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm, in 3 hour blocks.
Volunteering is important for numerous reasons that benefit both the community and the volunteer themselves.
When someone donates a handful of time, the difference made is tremendous and it shapes a community for the better while the experience improves the person who donated the time.
The Thrift Store is also seeking donations of your unwanted goods. Looking to down-size this spring? Please consider your tax-deductible donation today!
A huge thank-you to all of our Thrift Store volunteers for your priceless hours of service. You help make the community a better place!
For more information, please contact Sue at 719-464-6873.
The Town of Monument Supports Our Senior Citizens
This past February, the Town of Monument awarded Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance $12,000 for general operating expenses of the senior center.
Melissa Bagnall, the President of the Board of Directors, graciously accepted this very generous funding.
The Town of Monument has been extremely supportive of the senior center that is located adjacent to the north end of Lewis Palmer High School for many years. With the Town of Monument’s support, we are able to continue the wonderful programs and add exciting, additional programming this year.
Could a Diabetes Drug Help Beat Alzheimer’s Disease?
Metformin may slow or reverse dementia and cognitive impairment, even in nondiabetics
Most of the 20 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. take metformin to help control their blood glucose. The drug is ultrasafe: millions of diabetics have taken it for decades with few side effects beyond gastrointestinal discomfort. And it is ultracheap: a month’s supply costs $4 at Walmart. And now new studies hint that metformin might help protect the brain from developing diseases of aging, even in nondiabetics.
Diabetes is a risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases, but using metformin is associated with a dramatic reduction in their incidence. In the most comprehensive study yet of metformin’s cognitive eff ects, Qian Shi and her colleagues at Tulane University followed 6,000 diabetic veterans and showed that the longer a patient used metformin, the lower the individual’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other types of dementia and cognitive impairment. In line with some of the previous, smaller studies of long-term metformin use, patients in the new study who used the drug longer than four years had one quarter the rate of disease as compared with patients who used only insulin or insulin plus other antidiabetic drugs — bringing diabetics’ risk level to that of the general population. The findings were presented in June at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
The Palmer Lake Historical Society
"Film: Forging the West"
Thursday, April 19th - 7:00pm
Hosted by Victoria Miller
(Doors open at 6:30pm)
Palmer Lake Town Hall
(28 Valley Crescent Street)
The story of Pueblo’s Colorado Fuel and Iron Co (CF&I).
It began with the utopian vision of a Civil War general and grew to become the largest steel mill in the West. Gen. Palmer created the Colorado Coal and Iron Co. When it collapsed, it was merged in 1892 with John Osgood’s Colorado Fuel Co., becoming the state of Colorado’s largest private landowner and employer by the turn of the 20th Century. Its mines and mill provided steel products critical for the growth of key western industries.
A melting pot of ethnic workers kept the machines humming as CF&I played a pivotal role in the tumultuous history of American labor relations. The film reveals the human side of an epic American story about the steel mill that fueled the development of the West — its railroads, people, politics, and to a large degree, its character.
Archival images were provided by Steelworks Center of the West, whose museum is located in the former CF&I medical dispensary.
Come early so the program can begin promptly.
The film is one hour in length.
Victoria Miller will be available before and after the film to answer questions.
Victoria Miller is a contributor to the film. A Pueblo native, she has served as Steelworks Center curator since 2006, holds a B.A. degree in History and an M.A. in Museum Science, and has experience in museum educational programming and collection management.
Trivia and Interesting Baseball Facts - Part 1
- In 1845 the game of baseball lasted until 21 or more runs were accomplished by the end of an inning.
- Balls caught on the 1st bounce were counted as an ‘out’ until 1883.
- Originally there was no such thing as a ‘walk’. After 1879 that changed. The batter could be ‘walked’ after 9 balls.
- Before 1974 baseballs were made of horsehide. Now they are made of cowhide.
- The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created in 1943. 340 Major League players served in World War II.
- The unofficial anthem of American baseball, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” is traditionally sung during the middle of the 7th inning. It was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer, both of whom had never been to a baseball game.
- The life span of a major league baseball is 5–7 pitches. During a typical game, approximately 70 balls are used.
- A “can of corn” is an easy fly ball. The term comes from when old-time grocers used their aprons to catch cans knocked from a high shelf.
- The New York Yankees were the first baseball team to wear numbers on their backs, in the 1920s. They initially wore numbers based on the batting order. Babe Ruth always hit third, so he was number 3.
- Visiting teams wear (at least mostly) gray uniforms so fans can easily distinguish between the visiting team and the home team. The tradition dates back to the late 1800s when travelling teams did not have time to launder their uniforms and, consequently, wore gray to hide the dirt.
- “Soaking” was a very early baseball rule that allowed a runner who was off base to be put out by throwing a ball at him.
- Hot dogs are the most popular ballpark food item. Baseball fans ate 21,357,316 hot dogs and 5,508,887 sausages during the 2014 major league season. That is enough hot dogs to stretch from Dodger Stadium in LA to Wrigley Field in Chicago.
- While baseball games today last about 3 hours, the fastest game ever played in major league history lasted just 51 minutes on September 28, 1919. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 at the Polo Grounds.
Essential Tremor Support GroupSaturday, April 21, 2018
Pikes Peak Library Sytem