July 2018 – National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month which means another great excuse to spend time with friends and family while enjoying some of the freshest in-season produce. It’s the perfect time to bask in sunshine, eat delicious food, and venture on nature walks to beautiful locales. Picnics are a great way to see the city or town you live in. If you are planning a picnic this month, we encourage you to invite some linkAges members. It will be a great way to enjoy all the natural beauty and fresh foods in the Bay Area!


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Partner Spotlight: Mountain View Library

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The Mountain View Library’s mission is to be the information center for their diverse community providing a dynamic place to share resources and ideas, to find joy in reading, and to experience the power of lifelong learning. The Library also looks for volunteers for these events. For more information about all events, please visit their website here.


Insights on Isolation by Rochelle Perucca

Do you enjoy reading children’s picture books? For those who are feeling lonely or dealing with social isolation, I have a must see for you. It is called PANDORA written and illustrated by Victoria Turnbull, available at your local library.

Picture books have many advantages. Each one is unique both in plot, character and depth of message. The books often speak to the child in us, to our longings for things both experienced and things missed. The illustrations offer a fascinating genre all by themselves. If your physical vision is fading, you may appreciate the larger font and brevity of words. Picture books are also ideal for those evenings when you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.

Who knows, you may even begin to write you own stories. There is a need for good picture books with unique and inspirational concepts. Enjoy exploring something new.

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 Rochelle Perucca, a Fulbright Scholar, psychotherapist, a college professor for the past 35 years, and a National Park Ranger (language interpreter), has been a linkAges Community member since 2015. She has seen the many benefits of being part of a larger community and we welcome her contributions and insights to the linkAges newsletter.


Technology Tip:

Ever wonder what the number is next to the bell on the dashboard?

That number indicates you have some notifications. Have a high number of notifications on the dashboard? If so, there is an easy way to clear your notifications without having to read all of them. To remove the notifications, click on the bell or the number next to it. A prompt will appear and members will only need to click on “Mark all as read” (circled in red) to clear the notifications.

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