Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Dr. Kelly Brown says a little extra planning can alleviate that groggy feeling that often accompanies the time change.
“You wouldn’t think moving clocks an hour would make much of a difference, but it really can. Especially for night owls and people with underlying sleep disorders, it can be a tough transition,” Brown said.
Mid-East Community Action Agency delivers nutritionally balanced meals to the isolated, frail and elderly in Roane and Loudon counties.
But the skyrocketing cost of food, fuel and stagnant budgets is placing seniors served by the program in a perilous situation.
“The Senior Nutrition program is trying to maintain current service levels,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior services director, about the program that has served the two counties for more than three decades.