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The Straight Story

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The Straight Story
G | 1h 52min | Biography, Drama
A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Frank

Dear Apex Senior Adults,

One of our seniors, Frank Lanuti, now 95 years old and a WWII Vet, is being honored by Honor Flight with a trip to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.
During war time, every soldier used to wait for "mail call." When the WWII vets on Honor Flight return home from visiting the WWII Memorial, they will have a mail call. It is a very personal and touching way to let our veterans know that, even after all these years, their sacrifices are still appreciated. Veterans that have participated in previous Honor Flights continue to look at the letters received during mail call for the rest of their lives.
Please help honor Frank by giving him some mail for mail call.
You can email or mail these notes. If you mail these notes please put them in the mail by Monday, Aug. 22.
For mail: Deborah Lanuti
               1003 W. Saint Julian Pl
                Apex, NC 27502
Email: Franklanuti@gmail.com (emails will be gathered by his daughter)

Thank you,
Allie Prelaske
Recreation Program Specialist
919-249-3507 or allie.prelaske@apexnc.org

               

National Senior Citizens Day

Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

Sunday, August 21,2016

Thank you! You make my job wonderful.

While many may not have heard about National Senior Citizens Day, it occurs every year on Aug. 21. Initiated by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, this day is set apart to acknowledge the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made to their community and country. President Reagan in Proclamation 5847 stated”
“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute,” Ronald Reagan said. “We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older—places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.
“Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, president of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Aug. 21, 1988 as National Senior Citizens Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
"A longer life provides humans with an opportunity to examine their lives in retrospect, to correct some of their mistakes, to get closer to the truth and to achieve a different understanding of the sense and value of their actions. This may well be the more important contribution of older people to the human community. Especially at this time, after the unprecedented changes that have affected humankind in their lifetime, the reinterpretation of life-stories by the aged should help us all to achieve the urgently needed reorientation of history." -- United Nations - International Plan of Action on Aging

I haven't found all of the local deals for this Sunday but...
Click here- NC Senior Citizen Discount list (grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores and travel.

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