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A perfect evening at Wolf Trap
 
SAIL Members Enjoying Picnic at Wolf Trap  
 
Good food and good music made for a fun evening when fourteen SAIL members, volunteers, and friends traveled to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Northern Virginia to hear the National Symphony Orchestra.

The NSO, under the direction of conductor Emil de Cou, performed entrancing and exhilarating music by the most Oscar-nominated man alive, John Williams. From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, the audience was transported on a epic journey.

Special THANKS to Activity Chairman Ted Walton for planning and coordinating the outing and to Martha Young who assisted Ted in planning the picnic arrangements at Wolf Trap.
 

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Items of Interests
  
         by Vanessa McGuire, Shepherdstown Chronicle staff
Due to advances in medicine, science and technology, people are living significantly longer lives.  In fact, according Administration on Aging, seniors are the fastest-growing population in the world.
 
by Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
Although some people want to move to a warmer climate or exotic locale in retirement, for most folks, their current home is where their heart is.
 
Watch the eagles that live at the National Conservation Training Center located just outside Shepherdstown as they feed and tend to their new eaglets.
 
This web site is built with seniors in mind. It contains health and wellness information for older adults and is hosted by the National Institutes of Health.
 
The Medical Press web site features an article showing that training the elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation.
Mike Austin talks about honey bees
 
 Mike Austin explaining about raising honey bees
 
Mike Austin presented an educational and informative talk at SAIL's August Brown Bag Luncheon on Friday, August 21st. His topic was "Honey Bees".
 
Mike is an avid and successful bee keeper. He provided a wonderful overview about his experience with bees and a myriad of informative facts about raising bees.
 
As enthusiastic as ever in his undertakings, Mike made bee keeping sound fun and rewarding. A good time was had by all 30 SAIL members and guests!

 
On the River with Nan 
   

 Kayaking on the Potomac

 

SAIL member Nan J. loves kayaking. And with the Potomac River in SAIL’s backyard, thought her SAIL friends might enjoy time on the river, too. With her can-do attitude, anything is possible. No experience? No problem – that’s covered. No kayak? Nan has a small fleet of four, which she can transport with her Chevy truck down to the town “put-in” at the foot of Princess Street.

          

And so, kayaking on the Potomac has become a popular summer activity for SAIL members. Interested members contact the office, and Nan e-mails them the time and date of the next kayaking event. With some instruction and with Personal Flotation Devices secured, beginners can maneuver kayaks enough to enjoy a short excursion. Nan has a tandem kayak which she shares with those who want a little more help paddling.

 

Some SAIL members who have never kayaked before have been out with Nan, enjoying a lovely summer morning or evening on the water. Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks?

 

Thanks to you, Nan, for many hours of fun, relaxation, and exercise kayaking with SAIL friends!