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The Class was in Full Swing

Written by Verne R. Sanford. Posted in Health & Wellness, Senior Living

Published on September 05, 2012 with No Comments

The room was full of pregnant women with their partners. The class was in full swing.
The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly and was telling the men how to give the necessary assurance to their partners at this stage of the pregnancy.
She said, “Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just take several steps and stay on a soft surface like grass or a path.”
She looked at the men in the room, “and gentlemen, remember — you’re in this together. It wouldn’t hurt you to go walking with her.
The room suddenly got very quiet as the men absorbed this information.
Then a man at the back of the room slowly raised his hand.
“Yes,” answered the instructor.
“I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?”
—- This kind of sensitivity just can’t be taught.

Valparaiso Low Vision
Support Group September meetings
Tuesday, Sept. 11: 6 to 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 103 N. Franklin, Valparaiso
Guest will be Greg Blackman of EYE can see, Inc. of Carmel who will talk about helpful products for the visually impaired.
Tuesday, Sept. 25: 10 a.m. First Floor Celebration Room, Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle (building behind Whispering Pines Health Care Center), Valparaiso. Facilitator Verne R. Sanford will lead the discussion on the topic, “Low vision? How to live with it”
All persons welcome, whether or not they have low vision. Within Porter County and during daylight hours, call the Porter County Aging & Community Services bus at 219-462-4302 for a free door-to-door ride for the legally blind, 50 cents each way for seniors, $1 each way for others. Phone a week or two ahead.

All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Verne R. Sanford, 75, is professor emeritus of mathematics at Valparaiso University. He retired in 1993 and is currently writing his 24th memoir story. He is president of Valparaiso Low Vision Support Group Inc. He and his wife of 52 years, Marie, have five children and 14 grandchildren. Contact him at 219-464-1867, visit www.valpolowvisionsupport.org.

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All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Verne R. Sanford, 75, is professor emeritus of mathematics at Valparaiso University. He retired in 1993 and is currently writing his 24th memoir story. He is president of Valparaiso Low Vision Support Group Inc. He and his wife of 52 years, Marie, have five children and 14 grandchildren. Contact him at 219-464-1867, visit www.valpolowvisionsupport.org or e-mail verne.sanford@valpo.edu.

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