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A guide to good living in the Brazos Valley Inside... Going Green Chef Diane puts an avocado twist on deviled eggs Pg. 11 More than just dizzy Leon Bradway talks about dealing with vertigo Pg. 4 June 2011 â€˘ Vol. 4, Issue 2 â€˘ A monthly publication of the Bryan-College Station Eagle TheWild, WildWest Goodtimes atthe2011 SeniorExpo PAGE PA GE 8 50plus CONTENTS Memory Medic: Hospitals can confuse Health Matters Cover: The Wild, Wild West Chef Diane: Avocado Deviled Eggs Calendar 4 5 8 11 12 FREE 90 Day Trial Period on all Di Digital gital He Hearing aring Aids FREE Batteries for Life June 2011 50plus is a monthly publication of Bryan-College Station Communications Inc. 1729 Briarcrest Drive Bryan, Texas PUBLISHER Jim Wilson DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING Ron Lee SPECIAL PROJECT PR S EDITOR Billy Mau email@example.com DISPL ADVER DISPLAY ADVERTISING VERTISING MANAGER MANA Joanne R. 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June 2011 Lif at Hudson Cree Life Creek eek offer offers ers these amenitie ities itie ies for one monthl nthly nthl hly fee: 50plus A Heartfelt Choice 3 50plus June 2011 The Eagle • theeagle.com Getting through bouts of vertigo Several days da ago, ag I was dia diagnosed with vertigo. rtig I’ve rtigo. been miserab miser le for weeks! My doctor says sa that a physical ther therapist ma be able to help may me. What causes vertigo rtig and rtigo what is the expected recovery er ery time? That is a great question and more people suffer suf from vertigo than you might think. Vertigo is a type of dizziness that makes the suf er feel suffer that their surroundings are spinning LeOn BraDwaY Dw DwaY herapy phySical therap or moving. So even when sitting still, the person may feel like they are moving, or that the room is moving around them. The person may also experience nausea, vomiting, sweating, and abnormal eye movements. Rarely, vertigo can be a symptom of a more serious neurological problem such as a stroke, brain hemorrhage or multiple sclerosis. If the vertigo is accompanied by double vision, difﬁculty dif speaking, a change in alertness, arm or leg weakness, or an inability to walk; the person should go to the Emergency Room immediately. Vertigo is usually the result of a dysfunction in the nerves and the structures of the balance mechanism in the inner ear, ear called the vestibular system. This system senses movement and changes in a person’s head position. Thus, when there are problems with this system, sitting up, lying down, or moving your head may make the vertigo worse. Now let’s discuss what causes this dysfunction and how each is typically treated. The ﬁve causes of vertigo, include: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular migraine, Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, and cervicogenic vertigo. BPPV causes brief periods of vertigo (typically lasting less than one minute) which occur with change in position such as rolling, lying down, and getting out of bed. It is the most common cause of vertigo. BPPV is typically treated with canalith repositioning, a simple procedure in which the health care provider (e.g. physical therapist) maneuvers the position of your head depending on which ear canal is invo in lved. This procedure is usually very effecti effective fective after one or two treatments. The second most See Bradway pa 10 page The stress of hospital stays can impair the memory in anyone Ever go to your physician, hear him rattle off of a lot of infor inf mation and instructions, and forget some of what was said by the time you get home? This problem is so common, a lot of patients take notes or bring somebody else along to help in the remembering. Well, this kind of problem is magniﬁed during hospital stays. Especially for seniors, hospitalization may cause temporary confusion and memory loss. This causes misremembering of discharge instructions. A fact well-known in medical circles is that almost 20 percent of hospital patients are rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge, due in large part to high rates of failure to comply with discharge instructions. The cost to Medicare of such preventable rehospitalization has been estimated at $17.4 billion in a 2004 study. One study showed that only 57 percent of patients understood their discharge instructions. Another study followed up with patients a few days after returning home and found that 86 percent Dr. BiLL KLeMM who were the memory meDic prescribed new medication could not remember the name or dosage of the drug and only 11 percent remembered anything about possible ad rse effects adve ef . I just had hip replacement surgery and realized after I got home that I had forgotten a few details about such things as using the device to put on socks and some of the physical therapy exercises. See Memory Medic pa 10 page Vision for the way you live. Proudly serving the Brazos Valley for over 25 years. Cataract Screening & Surgery Diabetic Eye Exam Routine Eye Exams In-Office Laser Surgery Lasik/PRK Refractive Surgery Contact Lenses & Glasses 979-776-7564 or 1-800-338-7864 MARR EYE CENTER William H. Marr, M.D., P.A. Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthamology Jamie Houser, O.D. 2801 East 29th at Memorial Drive • Bryan 4 It doesn’t take a “Memory Medic” to ﬁgure out what caused my problem. First, surgery is stressful. The surgery itself, and the anesthetic, are adrenal stressors that release cortisol, which in turn can temporarily impair memory. The anesthetic and pain killers also make one dopey. There is the problem that I didn’t eat well. I lost 10 pounds in four days. It was not that the food was so bad, I just didn’t have ha any appetite. Finally, there was lack of sleep. Each night, seemingly about every hour, hour some nurse would come in to take a temperature, or blood pressure, or blood sample, gi an injection or pill, give or change a urine bag, or something. Why can’t they WHEN EXPERIENCE COUNTS, WE’RE THE ONES TO SEE Drink Up Your Veggies Take Time Out for Tea Senior Circle is out to expand your horizons with an exciting calendar of events scheduled around town and around the world. If you’re 50 or better, want to meet new people, learn more about your health, travel and just have fun, then Senior Circle is for you. Dues are just $15 a year. To join or for more information, call Mandy Williams at 979-764-5107 or visit CSMedCenter.com. Become part of the Circle. Colors of New England October 10-17, 2011 Experience the lovely shades of fall with this tour of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Waterways of Holland and Belgium: Tulips, Windmills and Canals March 26 – April 8, 2012 Join Senior Circle on this European river cruise and explore the majestic waterways of Holland and Belgium. Meet new friends and make memories on this exciting 13-day adventure. Come play with someone your own age! The Eagle • theeagle.com Modern science has confirmed the potential health benefits of tea, according to the Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource. People have turned to tea to soothe body and soul for more than 5,000 years. In China, tea has served medicinal purposes since ancient times. Tea leaves contain a mix of substances including antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, and may offer off some protection from: • Cancer: Green tea may help prevent gastric, pancreatic, bladder and ovarian cancers. Research indicates that the reason may be catechins, polyphenols that appear to have cancer-fighting and other healthpromoting properties. • Cardiovascular disease: Green tea may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And black tea and green tea are linked to a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. • Cavities: Green tea destroys bacteria that can contribute to cavities. It also helps prevent plaque formation. • Parkinson’s disease: Caffeine in tea might help prevent Parkinson’s or slow its development, possibly by increasing mental alertness or by increasing the availability of the brain chemical, dopamine. Non-tea drinkers may want to sip a cup for the possible health benefits. Tea can be prepared from bags or loose leaves. If opting for bottled or canned teas, beware of added sugar and high calories. Mature Life Features June 2011 Can’t stomach a pile of spinach? Does the thought of steamed broccoli with a side of salsa make you cringe? What about freshly picked brussels sprouts sautéed in a sprinkle of olive oil? For those who loathe vegetables, juice may be a good way to increase your intake without having to stare down an eggplant. Juices contain many of the vitamins and minerals found naturally in vegetables, said Lona Sandon, assistant professor of ofessor of clinical nutrition at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “Both tomato juice and juices with tomatoes are full of lycopene, an antioxidant thought to reduce the risk of heart attacks,” she said. “The key is sticking to the lowsodium varieties.” 50plus HEALTH MATTERS Sponsored by 1 6 0 4 R o c k P ra i r i e R o a d • C S M e d C e n t e r. c o m Ofﬁcial Healthcare Provider for Texas A&M Athletics 5 50plus June 2011 The Eagle • theeagle.com Just what do those financial adviser credentials mean? According to the Wall Street Journal article by Jason Zweig and Mary Pilon, “Is Your Adviser Ad Pumping Up His Credentials?”, there are 210 differ dif ent professional designations for ﬁnancial ad advisers . How on earth are you supposed to know which ones are credible and which ones are lame? The WSJ further quotes Denise Voigt Crawfor wf d, wfor securities commissioner for the state TracY STewar ewarT ewar arT of Texas and iter past president Financial literacy of the North American Securities Administrators Association. “State securities regulators ha been very worried about have this. We are taking a growing number of administrative ti tive actions against people using designations as part and parcel of fraudulent securities activities acti , especially with older people.” Since Ms. Crawfor wf d is not wfor available to accompany you to interview ﬁnancial advisors ad , how are you supposed to protect yourself from the ones who are holding out bogus credentials? In this article, I’ll talk about ﬁnancial adviser ad credentials. In next month’s column, I’ll talk about choosing a ﬁnancial adviser ad . Keep in mind that credentials help advisers ad make more money. Zweig and Pilon note that according to a Affordable Living “2007 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra), 46% of older inve in stors are more likely to accept ﬁnancial guidance from someone with a professional designation – and 17% of inve in stors would be more receptive pti to advice ptive ad from a ‘certiﬁed adviser ad for senior inve in sting,’ even though such a credential doesn’t exist.” I don’t have ha room to list all 210 credentials, so I am going to give gi you the most that I can in the space that I have ha . I strongly recommend that if you are looking to work with a ﬁnancial adviser adviser, viser, do your research and educate yourself on his or her credentials. CF (Chartered CFA Financial Analyst) Only 42 percent of candidates pass the three required exams after 900 hours of studying in accounting economics, ethics, ﬁnance and math. This process can take several years. PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) Every PFS holder must be a CPA CP (Certiﬁed Public Accountant). Usually you will see “CPA/PFS” “CP . These CPAs CP have ha met education and experience requirements and have ha passed a comprehensive ehensi exam ehensive on ﬁnancial planning. Many PFS advisers ad focus more on tax-efﬁcient tax-ef ﬁnancial planning than just tax work. CP must pass a 14-hour CPAs exam and must get 40 hours of continuing education on An Active Senior Living Community Mid ✯Towne Ap tment Homes ApAr 2728 OsbOrn • bryan Community Features: Planned Resident Activities Fitness Facility Transportation Service Beauty Salon Sparkling Swimming Pool 24 – Hour Emergency Maintenance Call for move in specials! 6 979.774.5222 email@example.com an annual basis. CFP (Certiﬁed Financial Planner) These advisers ad must also meet education and experience requirements and pass an exam. They must get 30 hours of continuing education every two years. RIA (Registered In stment Inve Ad Adviser) This is NOT a credential. It simply means that the person has registered with the either the SEC or the state securities board and has paid a registration fee. CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) This is generally thought of as the highest professional designation for a life insurance agent. They must ha extensive have extensi experience and courses from The American College. ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) These are typically insurance agents with several years of experience. They have ha passed courses in ﬁnancial planning from The American College and want to expand their business into other kinds of ﬁnancial planning. They may also have ha a CLU credential because the academic requirements are the same. CDF CDFA (Certiﬁed Divorce Financial Analyst) These folks have ha to pass an exam and take 20 hours of continuing education every two years. I have ha this designation. It focuses on the sub-specialty of divo di rce ﬁnancial planning. On its own, it is not a heavy hea weight credential. Look for a certiﬁcate holder who is also a CPA, CP CFP or both. CSA (Certiﬁed Senior Ad Advisors) To get this, you need to pass a 150 multiple choice question exam and Beware of investment st stment adviser who advisers hold themselves themselv out as experts for retirees and seniors. Check their cred credent edentials. entials. Do your research. sear search. 50 OFF % ALL MA MAttress sets Twin • Full • Queen • King • Adjustable beds • Pillow Top • Memory Foam • Plush Limited Time Offer Of Photo for illustrative porposes only. ha some experience or have training in working with seniors. According to the WSJ report, in 2007, the Society of Certiﬁed Senior Ad Advisors “began requiring CSAs to disclose to clients that ‘the CSA designation alone does not imply expertise in ﬁnancial, health or social matters,’ among other things.” That’s only eight of the 210 credentials available to ﬁnancial advisors ad . Unf tunately, we don’t have Unfor ha enough room to touch on the other 202 designations. If you are interested in more of this kind of article, drop me an email via my blog site. Beware of inve in stment ad advisers who hold themselves out as experts for retirees and seniors. Check their credentials. Do your research. Tracy Trac acy B. Stewart, CPA, CP PFS CFF, PFS, CF CDFA, CDF CFP® CF specializes in advising ng couples up and individua duals regarding rega in divorce financial advice. You can contac nt t her ntac through ug her blog at ugh www.Texas www.T .TexasDi exasDivorceFin eF ance. eFin com Plus... Ask About Our Monthly Specials Over 10,000 Items Available! 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This year’s presenters and topics were Ron Darby with Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, Charla Char Anthony with Master Gardeners spoke on Container Gardening, Molly Abshire (an Elder Law Attorney) spoke on Estate Planning Reform, Kiri Cook and Amie Brauer spoke on Alzheimer’s disease and the new Open Arms Respite Group program, Steve Marchant with New York Life spoke on Elder Law, and Dr. Denise Turner gave ga tips on how to talk with your doctor. Most of the exhibitors provided door prizes for drawings held after each seminar. A grand prize was awarded to Branson, Missouri by 107.3 Aggieland Good Time Oldies. Many organizations come together Counterclockwise from top left: Visitors to the 2011 Seniors EXPO were greeted by Dr. Gene Howard portraying film and western icon, John Wayne. Once inside visitors could browse the 85 booths from local exhibitors. Some booths were decorated in the western theme, such as this one modeled after the popular television show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”T man. here were many man.”T performances as part of the day’s y’ y’s entertainment, like the Silver Sneakers and their fitness routine. Photos by Megan McMullen and Amber Fazino The Eagle • theeagle.com 8 Approximately 2,000 seniors had a great time at the 10th Annual Seniors EXPO “Goes Western” on May 25 at the Brazos Center. Seniors EXPO is a free event underwritten by H.E.B. with signature sponsorship provided by The Eagl Ea e and media sponsor KBTXMedia. The American Legion Post #159, with Commander John Hince leading the charge, drove golf carts provided by Bryan Parks and Recreation to gi give folks a ride to the front door where they were greeted by “The Duke - John Wayne” as portrayed by Dr. Gene Howard. From there guests visited more than 80 exhibitor booths with goods and services of interest to seniors on display and distributed. Many of the exhibitors took the western theme for this year’s Seniors EXPO and decorated their booth with a little taste of the Wild West... from covered wagons to horse stables. Great entertainment was provided by county singer Gary Buckaloo, while Mandy Rothenberg, complete in saloon dance hall costume, had everyone’s boots stompin’. Silver Sneakers gave ga a peppy program, Ivory Touch (a husband and wife duo) were great, and Circle Squares whooped up a square dance and added to all to plan and host this event. The 2011 Seniors EXPO Steering Committee members are Grant Becka – Family Home Health, Allison Brewton Bluebonnet House, Al Campbell – Texas Silver Haired Legislature, Amber Charlton Char – Southern Care, Aron Collins – Comfor Comf t Keepers, Anthony Fava Fa – Thrive ri Home Health rive Care, Krystal Harris and Tori HallHarring – Daniel Jarvis Home Health, Brooke Harrington – Guardian Healthwise, Carolyn Kraus – BVCOG RSVP-Senior Corps, Cody John – Healthquest Homehealth, Amie Matejka – Girling Gir Healthcare, Joanne R. Patranella – The Eagle, Sherry Piper – Lampstand Health & Rehab of Bryan, Barbara Pratt – Wells Fargo Senior Products/Reverse Mortgages, Beverly Rippey – Scott & White Health Plan, Marci Rodgers – College Station Parks & Rec/Senior Services, Susie Stephenson – Physicians Home Medical Equipment, Janie Velasquez – MHMR Brazos Valley, lley Mandy lley, Williams – Senior Circle College Station Medical Center, Center Michelle Yeatts – Texas Home Health Hospice, Raschel York – St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Also making this day such a success were volunteers from RSVP-Senior Corps, Amigos del Valle de Brazos, Boy Scouts and American Legion Post #159. June 2011 June 2011 50Plus Staff Report Re 9 50plus Bradway from page pa 4 common cause of vertigo is vestibular migraine which is the association of vertigo with migraine headaches. Treatment includes taking certain medications and/ or avoidance of certain triggers. The third cause of vertigo is Meniere’s disease which in lves the invo excessive cessi buildup cessive of ﬂuid in the inner ear. It is typically treated with medications and restriction of salt, water, ter ter, caf caffeine , and nicotine. The fourth cause of vertigo is Vestibular neuritis which is believed to be caused by a viral infection or inﬂammation of the inner ear. Balance retraining exercises are used to treat acute vestibular neuritis. A physical therapist can instruct you in proper use of these exercises which you can then do at home. The ﬁnal cause of vertigo is Cervicogenic vertigo which is not a dysfunction of the vestibular system, but a dysfunction of neck structures. This is why the suf er should see a health suffer care provider speciﬁcally trained in balance and dizziness disorders to ensure that the source of your problem is correctly identiﬁed. A physical therapist typically treats the vertigo with speciﬁc types of stretches, exercises, and manual therapy. Recovery time for vertigo varies depending on the cause of the vertigo. It is important to see a health practitioner who is familiar with vertigo assessment and intervention programs, such as a physical therapist. If you suffer suf from vertigo, here are some additional tips. If you feel lightheaded when you stand up, take your time making changes in posture and drink plenty of ﬂuids to avoid dehydration, which can cause or worsen lightheadedness. In addition, if you have ha had episodes of dizziness while dri driving, arrange for alternate transportation while you’re waiting to see your health care provider. Ask friends, family or colleagues to help you get to and from work and other activities acti , or look into public transportation. If your dizziness causes you to feel like you might fall, take steps to reduce your risk. Keep your home well lit and free of hazards that might cause you to trip. Taking these steps to reduce your risk for falling and seeking appropriate evaluation and treatment for vertigo will keep you safe. The Eagle • theeagle.com June 2011 Recovery time for vertigo rt varies rtigo depending on the cause of the vertigo rt . rtigo Memory Medic from page pa 4 synchronize their visits so a patient can get some sleep? I was so exhausted during the day that I would fall asleep during the group physical therapy exercises. It is a wonder I remembered anything. Such problems are so common that a group of physicians at the Unive Uni rsity of Northwestern medical school’s hospital decided to study how to compensate for faulty memory of discharge instructions. They found that my problems with hospitalization were typical. The study included 200 patients, age 70 or older, older who live li d on their own and had no signs of dementia or cognitive gniti limitations. gnitive Mental function tests were conducted on the day of discharge from the hospital and a month later. At the time of discharge, near one-third of the nearly patients had previously unrecognized signs of impaired thinking on tests of comprehension, reading, writing, calculation, and orientation. A month later, ter 58 percent of these ter, Hospitalizatio at n is alway atio always ays a problematic problemat oblematic time. Don’t n’ make it worse n’t by mis-remembering mis-r the discharge dischar inst ctions for follow-up home care. instru showed signiﬁcant cognitive gniti gnitive improvement. Of the group with impaired cognition at the time of discharge, 54 percent could not perfor perf m a simple three-step task of folding a sheet of paper, per per, placing it in the left hand, and handing it to an interviewer. How could anybody expect such people to remember discharge instructions? Authors of this study urge hospitals to be more aware of impaired cognition. Recommendations include cognitive gniti screening of gnitive patients befor bef e admission to identify those who have ha limitations. For them special attention is needed to provide clearer written instructions at discharge, and to have ha frequent postdischarge follow ups. The suggestion was made that patients write down the instructions and be checked by hospital staff staf to make sure they got it right. Patients can do things to help themselves too. Make sure all instructions are written, if not by hospital staf by the patient or a staff, friend or relative ti . Conﬁrm tive the understanding by checking with somebody else who heard or read it. This should be done at the time of receiving cei ceiving instructions and a few days later after returning home. Hospitalization is always a problematic time. Don’t make it worse by misremembering the discharge instructions for follow-up home care. 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Living Life Mina Sen Senio iorr made made the de decis cision ion to move ve into a retirement community after er her husband, George, passed away ay and she’s glad she made the decis cision. “I live ved alone in my house for a while, but I got tired of having to worry about out the yard and worrying about the hous house and all those repairs,” Mina said. “So I sold the house and moved into a retirement home.” This was back in her native Waco where she grew up and worked as a registered nurse for more than 30 years. George had worked at the newspaper in Waco and she was a school nurse, and together they raised their children, Linda and David. When Linda moved to College Station almost two years ago with her husband, Bruce, she encouraged Mina to relocate as well. “My daughter came up to me one day and asked me if I wanted to move to Bryan/College Station,” n,” Mina said. n, “I told her there wasn’t anything for me in Bryan/College Station and she said, ‘Yes ‘Y there is. We’re going there and you’re coming too. I’m not going to leave you up here by yourself.’ So we came down here and she said she had a place already picked out.” Add water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Partially cover pot and bring to full rolling boil. That place wass W Waldenbrooke Estates. Mina said she was very impressed with the place right away. ay ay. She was shown several apartments and she was able to pick the one she liked best. The staff got the place ready for her and she moved in. As nice as the property opert was, she operty found out her neighbors were even better. The Waldenbrooke community is the friendliest group of people she’s met and welcomed her with open arms into their extended family. “I have never been to a place befor bef e where you didn’t have to go up to people and introduce yourself to them,” m,” m, Mina said. “But when I moved in here, everyone came to me and started introducing themselves and making me welcome.” Now Mina is the one introducing herself to the new residents. Whether she is welcoming new friends, enjoying movie and game nights or spending time with her 2410 Memorial Drive, Bryan | www www.seniorlifestyle.com .seniorlifestyle.com Diane Lestina, a certified ifi pe personal chef, hold lds cook oking ing classes and cooks for reside dents nt in the Br n-College Brya lleg Stat St ion area. To learn more, re visit re, www hefd www.c he iane.com INDEPENDENT RETIREMENT LIVING AT I T S B E S T. • Large 1&2 Bedroom Apartments with Full Kitchen • Walk-in Closets • Dynamic Social & Cultural Programs • Three Full Meals Served Daily • Pet Friendly The Eagle • theeagle.com • 6 large eggs • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1/8 teaspoon garlic and onion powder • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, pepper or to taste • salt to taste June 2011 Turn down heat and lea pan covered leave on the heat for 30 seconds. Then remove from heat and let eggs stand in hot water for 12 minutes. Place immediately in an icewater bath and let sit for 5 minutes. Make small cracks all over and peel. Eggs can be made 1 day ahead and placed in the refrigerator. Cut boiled eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out yolks. Beat together with a hand-mixer the egg yolks, avocado, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and onion powders, cayenne and salt. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle with cayenne and black peppers. You can’t go wrong taking deviled eggs to a party. They are everyone’s fa rite. I took this recipe that a favo friend shared with me to a gathering, and I think they were all gone within the ﬁrst 15 minutes! What makes them extra-special is the addition of avocado to the egg yolks. To avoid that green ring around the yolks, it is important not to overcook your hard-boiled eggs – so I have ha included my method for a reference. Diane LeSTina cook it Simple The fresher www.cheFDiane.com the eggs are, the harder they are to peel, but by salting the watering used for boiling and by putting them immediately into an ice-water bath when they are cooked, you shouldn’t ha any problems. have 50plus Avocado adds new twist to deviled eggs Call today to schedule a tour! 979.774.1298 4-month-old great grandson, Jackson, Mina Senior is certainly... Living Life at Waldenbrooke Estates. 11 50plus CALENDAR Ca Calendar ev events Do you have an event you’d like on the 50plus calendar? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line:50plus calendar) or fax it to 979-774-0053 (attn Billy Mau). Calendar space is first-come-first-served. The Eagle • theeagle.com June 2011 Special Events College Station and Bryan will host the Texas State Senior Games Championships on June 2-12, 2011. Athletes age 50 and older will compete in variety of sporting and recreational events. To find out more about events and venues please visit www.brazosvalleyseniorgames.org or contact the College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 979-764-6371. Ongoing “Sit & Fit Chair Exercise” Looking for a fun way to exercise in the comfort of a chair? The group meets at Southwood Community Center every Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:45pm. The Center is located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 7646371 or email@example.com Friday Game Day - Senior Adults are invited to join the fun at Southwood Community Center every Friday afternoon from noon – 3 pm for bridge, dominoes, board games, billiards, Wii games and more! A place to meet your friends for a cup of coffee cof and enjoy your favorite games. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 7646371 or firstname.lastname@example.org Seniors meet to Play 42 - Senior adults meet to play 42 every Thursday at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or email@example.com Friday Bridge - Join other senior adults every Friday from 9am -noon at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Road for a fun day of bridge. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 7646371 or firstname.lastname@example.org Line Dancing - Ready for a great workout? Join other senior adults for Line Dancing at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-2:30pm. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or email@example.com June 7 Beginning and Intermediate Computer Class - College Station Parks and Recreation Department is of offering summer computer classes designedforsenioradults.Beginning and Intermediate Computer Classes will meet on Tuesdays for 4 weeks starting at 9:00 am or 10:45 am at the Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Cost is $45.00. To register: please contact the College Station Parks and Recreation Department at 764-3486 Card Shark or in person at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, 1000 Krenek Tap Rd or on-line at parksweb.cstx.gov. For more information contact College Station Parks and Recreation Dept. Senior Services at 764-6371. make a reservation at 436-2374 or Southwood Community Center at 764-6351. Sponsored by: Standards Home Health, Physicians Home Medical Equipment and Magnified Health & Rehab of Anderson. June 8 Craft Day for Seniors - Learn a new craft at Southwood Community Center, located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd, on Wednesday at 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or firstname.lastname@example.org June 14 Bingo - 1-3 p.m. St. Joseph Education Annex, E. 29th Street at Broadmoor, Bryan. Contact St. Joseph Gold Medallion Club at 979774-4653. June 13 Transition of Life Series - This series is offered of free for individuals or care providers who are making decisions for themselves, family or friends. Join us on Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. The topic will include “Elder Law and Financial Planning”. Refreshments served. Contact Tricia Gonten to June 15 Exploring History Histor Lunch Lecture Series - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. “Early Radio History - The WT Infomaniacs” (Scott DeLucia, WTAW Chace Murphy, Tom Turbiville and host Jay Socol). College Station Conference Center, Room 127, 1300 George Bush Drive. RSVP required by June 13th. Contact Anne Boykin at 979-764-3491 or email@example.com. See Page 14 W alter instinctivel nstinctivel nstinctivel tivelyy kknows nows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. It’s this talent, coupled with his famous poker face, that has won him many poker tournaments over the years. At the Isle at Waterc Watercrest, tercrest, Walter’s winning ways won’t have to change. He’ll even be able to share secrets with his new friends during their weekly poker games. 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June 16, 4:30 p.m. RSVP Today! 4091 Eastchester ester Drive este Bryan,, T TX X7 77802 7802 www.horizo or nbay.co orizo nba m “Life here is better than a Royal Flush.” For more information call toll-free today! 1-888-479-3069 Resident experiences portrayed by models. 12 106759_11 ASSISTED LIVING • SKILLED NURSING 50plus Memorial Funeral Chapel Bryan • (979) 823-8125 PROUDLY OUDL SPONSOR OUDLY 2011 Se Senio niorr Se nio Seminar minar Se Serie riess rie Jack Bodden, PhD August 10, 2011 Managing Pain CENTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES 3991 East 29th Street Bryan, Texas 11:30 a.m. to 1:00p.m. Call Today to RSVP: Susie Brown or Bobby Gail Jeffries 979-595-2800 ext. 2025 Lite Lunch Provided The Eagle • theeagle.com July 13, 2011 Financial Estate Planning June 2011 June 8, 2011 Depression with Aging 13 50plus June 16 Breakfast Break - 9 a.m. at IHOP, 758 North Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan. Contact St. Joseph Gold Medallion Club at 979-7744653. June 17 Free Concert - A variety of String Quartets made up of students from the Marian Anderson String Quartet Chamber Music Institute will perform on Friday at 1:00 pm at the Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Refreshments served. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or mrodgrs@ cstx.gov The Eagle • theeagle.com June 2011 June 20 Transition of Life Series - This series is of offered freeforindividualsorcareproviderswho are making decisions for themselves, family or friends. Join us on Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. The topics will include “EMS Services and Fire Safety, Medical Alert Systems, Adult Protective Services and In home non-medical services”. Refreshments served. Contact Tricia Gonten to make a reservation at 4362374 or Southwood Community Center at 764-6351. Sponsored by: Standards Home Health, Physicians Home Medical Equipment and Magnified Health & Rehab of Anderson. Meet & Eat - 9 a.m. at Chipotle, 1505 University Drive East, College Station. Contact St. Joseph Gold Medallion Club at 979-774-4653. Department, Senior Services at 979-7646371 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation by Friday, June 16, 2011. Limited seating available. June 21 June 24 BINGO for Senior Adults - Please join us for Bingo on the last Friday of the month starting at 1:00 pm at Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Prizes and refreshments. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or email@example.com June 27 Transition of Life Series - This series is of offered free for individuals or care providers who are making decisions for themselves, family or friends. Join us on Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Monday’s topic will include “Durable Medical Equipment, Home Health Services and Independent & Assisted Living”. Refreshments served. Contact Tricia Movie and Popcorn “Quigley Down Under” - Enjoy a free movie and popcorn at Southwood Community Center every third Tuesday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Contact Southwood Community Center at 764-6351 for more information or College Station Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or firstname.lastname@example.org Shanghai - 1-3 p.m. St. Joseph Education Annex, E. 29th Street at Broadmoor, Bryan. Contact St. Joseph Gold Medallion Club at 979-774-4653. Brookwood Community Tour - Contact Senior Circle at 979-764-5107. Cost: $20 for members and $25 for non-members. June 22 Fashion Show “Senior Chic 2011 Fashion Fun for Seniors” - Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:00 am at Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. for a free fashion show and lunch for senior adults. Lunch will be provided by Home Instead Senior Care and served at 11:00am. Fashion show will follow with fashions by Morgan Fitzgerald’s. A reservation is necessary. Please contact College Station Parks and Recreation Gonten to make a reservation at 436-2374 or Southwood Community Center at 764-6351. Sponsored by: Standards Home Health, Physicians Home Medical Equipment and Magnified Health & Rehab of Anderson. Senior Advisory Advisor Committee Meeting Visitors are welcome to attend. The Senior Advisory Committee will meet on Monday at 10:00 am at Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. For more information contact College Station Parks & Recreation Department, Senior Services at 764-6371 or email@example.com. 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