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Thursday, January 30, 2020
2020 Census

A new decade means time for another census. The census is a count of all persons living in the United States that is conducted every ten years by the federal government and is required by the U.S. Constitution. Residents should be on the lookout for a postcard in March with information on how to complete the 2020 Census. It's important as for every person counted, our state receives $2,800 of federal funding for education, public transportation, emergency food and shelter, and health services. Watch for more information to come!

New Activities at Joyce Raye Patterson

The Joyce Raye Patterson (JRP) 50+ Activity Center is excited to add some new programming to the regular schedule. In December, a group started playing table shuffleboard. New to the game, this has been a fun way to learn and socialize with others. Bingo was also added in December much to the delight of many who had been asking for this activity for quite a while. Fourth Friday Cornhole continues to see success. Meeting on the fourth Friday of the month from noon-2pm, this group competes against one another in friendly competition. All three of these programs are growing and will continue throughout 2020. 

In addition, the JRP will be offering a six-week Healthy Living class taught by Arthritis Community Services, monthly brain games by Hospice Partners, the opportunity to join a song writing group, St. Joseph history presentations along with the continuation of the monthly health and gardening programs.

Two of the dance groups are opening their dances to younger generations. This is an exciting prospect to welcome these groups. Watch the city's website calendar at stjoemo.org and the JRP Facebook page for dates and times for these dances.
Go Red for Heart Health

The Go Red for Women campaign, through the American Heart Association, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. It’s about all women making a commitment to take charge of their own heart health and encouraging other women to do the same. It is imperative that women learn the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke, see a doctor regularly and learn their family history.

If you have any of these heart attack signs, call 911 and get to a hospital right away.
  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs like breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
  • As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

If you have any of these stroke signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
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Let's Go Chiefs!

Excitement continues to grow across town as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to take on the San Fransisco 49ers in Miami. The city of St. Joseph would like to wish the team and coaching staff the best of luck this weekend from the home of Chiefs Training Camp. Let's go Chiefs and bring back a victory! #ChiefsKingdom
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