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LifeTIMES Celebrating 50 years 1968–2018 In this Issue Arts and Crafts ................... 23 Birthdays ............................ 28 BRIDGES ERC ...................... 36 Calendar of Events ............. 24 Card and Club Notes ................ 11, 16 Caregiving .................... 32, 35 Computer Classes ............... 18 Dance Schedule .................... 8 Drop-In Activities ................. 8 Exercise and Fitness .......... 4–6 Health Notes ...................... 39 Life-Long Learning .................... 14–15 Meals on Wheels ................ 38 Menu ................................. 40 New Members .................... 29 News from the Nurse ......... 34 Nutrition ............................ 38 Outdoor Activities & Clubs ... 7 Social Services .................... 35 Special Interest Clubs ......... 10 Trips and Travel ............ 20–21 Volunteers .................... 30–31 Workers On Wheels............ 37

Active Generations will be closed: Thur.–Fri., Nov. 22–23 for the Thanksgiving holiday

Gold’n Silver Drama Club

Fall Follies Presents:

What A Wonder “Full” World Thursday, November 8 2:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Showtime Cost: $7.00 per person

VOL. 40, ISSUE 11 • NOVEMBER 2018 1978–2018

Fall Craft Bazaar/ Bake Sale/Art Sale Wednesday – Friday, Nov. 7 – 9 Hours: Wednesday: 9–5 Thursday: 9–9 • Friday: 9–4

Handmade items such as scrubbers, baby blankets, kitchen towels, baby sweaters etc. Come and do your Christmas shopping early! Baked Goods! Art Sale!

Active Generations brings the Sioux Falls community

The North Pole Carnival

Saturday, December 8th your (Snow k r date – Saturday, December 15th) a M r! a d n 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. cale

FRE Kids of all ages will enjoy ADM E Christmas Music & Refreshments! ISSON Lunch items on sale in the North Pole Cafeteria!

• South Dakota’s first ever state-wide giving day kicks off at midnight on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018. • Nonprofit organizations across the state will unite to celebrate generosity by asking their community of supporters to together raise as much money as humanly possible. Please consider a donation to support Active Generations. You can make your donation by mail, at the information window, or securely online at Charities.

• Free Pictures with Santa! (Parents, Bring your family bring your own cameras) and friends! • Become an Official Elf at the North Bring your camera Pole Elf School to capture the • Play Reindeer Games & Win FUN Prizes memories • Decorate Cookies in Mrs. Claus’ and take your Kitchen pictures with Santa! • Make Crafts in the North Pole Toy Shop!

2300 W. 46th Street, Sioux Falls

(Conveniently located behind the Western Mall)

Call 336-6722 for more information! Thank you to our Event Sponsor:

2300 W. 46th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Ph (605) 336-6722 •



Non Profit Org. US POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 676 Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

President & CEO

Gerald Beninga

President and C.E.O.

Membership Information


Membership is required to use our facility. Membership is for a year from when you sign up with Active Generations. Active Generations is open to all adults, 18 and older. Renewal letters are sent out when your membership is due again. 50 Years! Senior Citizen Services, Active Generations has two membership options for our members. A Social MemInc. dba Active Generations, has been bership entitles you to take part in recreation, educational and social programs. A Fitin existence for fifty years because of ness Membership is required, in addition to the Social Membership, if you would like the vision of Dr. Oliver Bergeland, former to access our fully equipped fitness room and locker room facilities. Active Generations is pleased to offer many free benefits with your memberDirector of Lutheran Social Services. ship. Some of these include fitness assessments and orientation, special events, Dr. Bergeland’s vision was to begin a library, educational classes, special interests clubs and computer/internet access. home delivered meal program to serve the Some programs, clubs and classes require additional participation fees, includSioux Falls area to support individual’s indeing, but not limited to pool room, Computer Technology Center, fitness classes, travel, arts/crafts classes, dances, and some health screens. pendence and nutritional needs. Active Generations offers several payment options for your convenience The program was small, but well accepted and cost savings.

by volunteers, the City of Sioux Falls, particiMEMBERSHIP OPTIONS pants, and donors. Social Membership: Single Couple 1-Year Membership $40.00 $70.00 Fifty years later we serve a larger regional 3-Year Membership $110.00 $195.00 base of adults and serve approximately 11,000 people per year. 5-Year Membership $175.00 $325.00 Nutrition, Adult Day Services, Ceili Cottage, Social, Recreational, EdLifetime Membership $400.00 $700.00 ucational, Fitness and Wellness activities along with Workers on Wheels, Fitness Membership: Single Couple SHIINE Medicare Part (including tax) “D” prescription reMonthly $15.98 $31.96 views, BRIDGES EmployQuarterly (Save $32/yr) $41.54 $83.08 ment Resource Center Annually (Save $48/yr) $127.80 $255.60 and Caregiver Outreach Pool Room Membership $6/month or $66/annually and Education are a part Table Tennis Membership $4/month or $44/annually of this growth. As a new member, you are invited to a orientation meeting each month on the second Friday at 1:00 p.m. or the fourth Thursday at 4:30 We have also created p.m. You are invited to try Active Generations with a one-week free an affordable tax credit trial membership (available at the information window). Volunteer apartment, appropriately vouchers or scholarships are available for those on limited incomes. named the Bergeland ApartSee the Activity & Volunteer Director for application information. ments after our founder. GUEST PASSES The economic impact of Out-of-town guests and family members are welcome to use our facility, including the Fitness Center, for $5.00 per day. Please have all of our programs for our your out-of-town guests sign in and pay at the information desk. participants, families and taxThey will get a daily-use card at that time. This one-day pass allows payers is well above $10 milthem access to Active Generation‘s Fitness Center, locker and shower lion dollars a year. facility, pool room, library, and other Active Generations programs and clubs. Thank you to the 1,000 Free week passes are available for potential members who are volunteers who support the thinking about joining Active Generations. Inquire at the informaaffordability of this organization window for details. tion! We are very blessed and Senior Citizens Services, Inc. look forward to continuing to dba serve the fastest growing segActive Generations Board of Directors ment of our population. Scott Gullickson – Chairperson Gerald Beninga Justin Hinker – Vice Chairperson Robert O’Connell Michael Fjerstad Deborah Olson Erik Gaikowski Betty Ordal Veronica Houston Mark Peterson Deb Koski Don Scott Ben Kyte Gerald Beninga • 333-3316 Val Lietz • 333-3307 Karen Healy • 333-3314 Heather Zweifel Ralph Lindner

STAFF directory President and CEO

Donna Nugteren • 333-3301 Accounting & Finance Manager Susanne Smith • 333-3303 Administrative Assistant Michelle Morrison • 336-6722 Administrative Assistant Jenny Centra • 333-3306 Activities & Volunteer Director

Program Development & Communication Director

Rod Carlson • 275-7680 Dir. Public Relations/Marketing Jon Oien • 212-5261 Director of Planned Giving Anne Young • 333-3317 Workers on Wheels Coordinator Nancy Burt • 333-3318 BRIDGES ERC Director

SHIINE Director

Jeff Stingley • 333-3314 SHIINE Medicare Educator Priscilla Thornton • 333-3304 Nutrition Director, MSW, LCSW Samantha Locke • 333-3305 Meals on Wheels/AniMeals Coordinator AniMeals on Wheels• 333-3302

Mission Statement: To promote positive aging for adults and to enhance the quality of life for all through programs, services and education.

Molly Keegan • 333-3310 Adult Day Services Director

Deb Beringer, LBSW • 275-7682 Caregiver Case Manager dberinger

Mindy Farsdale • 333-3311 Adult Day Services Nurse Manager

CAREgiver Outreach 800-360-6161

Deb Gross • 333-3312 Adult Day Services Assistant Dir.

Golden Reflections Salon 333-3308


We are grateful to these generous sponsors... Your support means a great deal to us! Monthly Bingo Bonanza

Monthly Birthday Party

Monthly Club Sponsorship

Monthly Card Tournament

Volunteer of the Month Sponsor Active Generations is proud to be a partner of Sioux Empire United Way. United Way funds 90 different health and human service programs in Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner Counties. One in three people in the Sioux Empire benefit from these partner programs. For more information, contact 605-336-2095 or visit

Lifetimes News

A monthly publication of Senior Citizens Services, Inc., an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Offices are located in Active Generations, 2300 W. 46th St., Sioux Falls, SD (handicapped accessible). Active Generations does not endorse the advertisers in this publication. Active Generations reserves the right to change, cancel, refuse, omit, or postpone publication of any advertisement in any issue of Active Generations‘ news. To advertise in this newspaper, call Val Lietz at 333-3307. This paper is available for on-line viewing via the Active Generations website. Go to, click on the “Activities & Clubs” tab, and use the arrows to turn the pages on the ISSU display of the paper. Active Generations strives to have this newspaper delivered to subscribers by the first of each month. Please understand if it arrives late due to holidays or unforeseen delays in the printing or mailing process. Subscription Rate: $15 per year. Send your check to: Lifetimes News 2300 W. 46th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105-6528

What’s Happening?

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble! May your holiday be filled with good food, friends, laughter and thanks! The month of November is quite busy with activities. November 7, 8, 9 we will be having our Fall Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale and Art Sale in the lounge from 9:00-5:00. On Thursday, November 8 we will be having our Fall Follies with the Gold’n Silver Drama Club performing “It’s A WonderFULL Life”. Showtimes are 2:30 or 7:00 p.m. Buy your tickets before they are all sold out. Friday, November 9 we Jenny Centra will have our monthly birthday party at 2:00 p.m. with the Kazukes performing. On Thursday, November 15 we will be having our Movie Mania night and showing the movie “Book Club”. Cost is $4.00 for movie and popcorn. Active Generations will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and of course Black Friday shopping! We will be putting the Tree of Love trees up at the First National Banks on Wednesday, November 21st. Tuesday through Friday, November 27-30, we will be decorating Active Generations for the Christmas season! Please call me if you would like to help decorate! Last but not least, please mark your calendars for the North Pole Carnival on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.! Looking for volunteer elves to help with the event or bring your family members for a day filled with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Reindeers! xxxooo Jenny I can’t believe it’s November already! Come out to the “Your Life Decisions Matter” event on November 1. The General Election is on November 6th; everyone should get out to vote for this important mid-term event. Active Generations will be closed on November 22 & 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Here is the final installment of the “Excellent List for Aging” numbers 15-21 of 21. I hope you were able to get one or two good points out of the full list! 15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Get out of the house, meet up with people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new. But don’t get upset when you’re not invited; some events are limited by resources and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go for a walk; get out there. 16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people talk a lot about their past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say. 17. Pain and discomfort are part of getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be. 18. If you’ve been offended by someone - forgive them. If you’ve offended someone - apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life. 19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them. 20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did, so what’s not to laugh about? Find humor in your situation, no matter what. 21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway and you should have pride in yourself and your achievements. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to happen. Don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be! REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine and warm Val Lietz beer.” Be thankful for all you are and enjoy the present, ber the past and dream for the future! Val


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Fitness and Wellness Classes

Fitness Room Hours: Mon.–Thurs.: 5:15 a.m.–8 p.m.; Fri.: 5:15 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat.: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Fitness Membership Required Inquire at Information Window

Active Generations is a SilverSneakers Provider!

Help us promote fitness...recruit your friends! An Active Generations membership as well as a fitness membership is required in order to use the facilities. Fitness Room Rates: $15.98/month, $41.54/3 months, $127.80/1-Year. Fill out a fitness membership application at the front desk. You will receive a separate fitness card that you must show when coming to work out in the fitness room. Locker room and shower facilities are available.

• • • • •

Fitness Room Information:

7 treadmills 4 Octane 5000s Free weights Variety of weight machines 4 elliptical trainers

• • • •

2 cardio machines 1 fitness bike Ergometer (shoulder machine) 6 Nu-Steps

Consult your physician before starting any exercise program. A doctor’s consent form is required for Active Generations exercise classes.

Attention Fitness Members: Active Generations is mandated to collect 6.5% sales tax on all Fitness memberships to be in compliance with state law. Rates with taxes will be as follows: Monthly Membership: $15.98 Quarterly Membership: $41.54 Annual Membership: $127.80 Thank you for your cooperation.

Fitness Class Schedule Fitness Room Orientation and Fitness Consultations • By appointment, 336-6722 • An Active Generations membership ($40/single or $70/couple) is required as well as doctor’s consent form prior to taking a class. *Payment for November classes are due by November 5 • We cannot “prorate” for missed classes. CLASS TIME DAYS DATE COST Aqua Fitness *NEW CLASS-details pg. 6* 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mon./Wed. November 5 – November 28 $40.00 (held at Touchmark at All Saints) Body Sculpting 12–1 p.m. Mon./Wed./Fri. November 2 – November 30 $24.00 (No class 11/12, 11/16, 11/21, 11/23, 11/26) Fitness Class 8:30–9:30 a.m. Mon./Wed./Fri. November 2 – November 30 $24.00 (No class 11/23) Personal Training By Appointment Call 336-6722 4 one-hour sessions $125.00 POWER! **NEW CLASS** 5:30–6:15 p.m. Mon./Thurs. November 1 – November 29 $40.00 8–8:45 a.m. Sat. (No class 11/22) SILVERSNEAKERS classic 9:30–10:30 a.m. Tues./Thurs. November 1 – November 29 $21.00 (No class 11/1, 11/22) Stretch Class 8:30–9:30 a.m. Tues./Thurs. November 1 – November 29 $14.00 (No class 11/6, 11/22) Total Body Conditioning 12–12:45 p.m. Tues./Thurs. November 1 – November 29 $21.00 (No class 11/1, 11/22) Yoga 1–2 p.m. Wednesdays November 7 – November 28 $16.00 Chair Yoga 2–3 p.m. Thursdays November 1 – November 29 $12.00 (No class 11/22, 11/29)

New Fitness Class: P.O.W.E.R – Pushing Ourselves With Every Rep

Achieve your fall fitness goals with this upbeat exercise class! Through unique strength training and balance techniques, this class is designed to push people of all physical abilities to their highest fitness potential with each and every rep. CLASS Line Dance Class

Other Fitness Fun . . . Dance and More

Advanced/Intermediate Pickleball Beginners Pickleball Table Tennis

TIME 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

DAYS Mon. Wed. Fri. (except second Friday)

DATES Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

COST $1 per class $1 per class $1 per class

2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Tues./Thurs. Wed. Mon./Thurs./Fri. Sat.

Dining Room Dining Room Check schedule each month in Club Notes

$.50 per time $.50 per time $4/month

5 BODY SCULPTING Mon., Wed., Fri. • 12 noon This class offers a total body workout, starting with a warm-up, proceeding to some cardiovascular conditioning, then to floor mats where we work our legs, hips, and abs. We concentrate on toning and firming muscles with small hand weights as well as the mat and chair exercises. We end with stretching techniques for a full-hour of fitness fun. You must be able to get up and down from the floor. Medical history and physician release forms are required. Instructor: Jenny Centra FITNESS CLASS Mon.,Wed.,Fri. • 8:30 a.m. This class includes a warmup, stretching and agility work, from positions of standing and sitting in chairs. Free weights are also used. A good class for those with balance problems. Instructor: Shirley Reilly LINE DANCING Mon. • 1:30 p.m. Wed. • 6 p.m. Fri. • 2 p.m. (except 2nd Friday) Want a fun way to get exercise and stay in shape? Try Active Generation’s Line Dancing class. You don’t need a partner for this type of dancing. Only $1 per lesson. Instructors: (Mon.) Bonnie Shumaker; (Wed. and Fri.) Melva Hilmoe *Beginner Line Dancers: Want to have some time to learn our dances and steps with a small group? Join us every third Monday of the month at noon. Meet in Sertoma B and Bonnie Shumaker will help you learn some of our great dance routines. SILVERSNEAKERS CLASSIC Tues., Thurs. • 9:30 a.m. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of

movement and activities for daily living. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for standing support or seating.

Fitness Tip of the Month

STRETCH CLASS Tues., Thurs. • 8:30 a.m. This is a great way to start your day, or slowly ease into an exercise program. Stretching your muscles will enhance your flexibility and range of motion. Exercises to improve postural alignment and relaxation techniques will be used. A minimum of 4 people is needed. Instructor: Shirley Reilly TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Tuesday/Thursday • 12 noon This class is an energetic workout including strength training, cardio and core. We use medicine balls, body bars, free weights and fitness bands in a complete total body workout. Class is 45 minutes. This class is a higher impact class; not for beginners. YOGA ON THE CHAIR Thurs.• 2 p.m. Yoga on the Chair adapts traditional hatha yoga poses while sitting on a chair. A typical class is 60 minutes and may be chair-only or include supported standing poses. The class and poses are adapted to the needs and abilities of those present. YOGA WITH NANCY DICKINSON Wed. • 1 p.m. This Hatha Yoga class focuses on stretching, breathing, balance, building flexibility and strengthening. Yoga poses can be modified for certain physical limitations. Various physical conditions like back pain and arthritis can benefit from regular yoga practice. We will try to stretch the spine six ways each session. The session ends with a short relaxation period. Instructor: Nancy Dickinson


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Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018 We would like to remind you of our policy in inclement weather. Our organization will be closed when the local schools are closed. Announcements will be made on all the local radio and television stations as soon as possible each morning.

Fitness Orientation: Free fitness orientations are available to fitness room members who would like a staff member to show them how to use the machines properly. Appointments needed. Please call 336-6722 to set up an appointment.

Fitness Consultation: We offer a free fitness consultation for fitness room members who know how to use the equipment but would like a little more direction. A staff member will take your specific goals and set up a program to get you started on your fitness path. Appointments needed. Please call 336-6722 to set up an appointment

Aquatic Class in Warm Water Pool Mondays & Wednesdays, November 5-28 11:30 a.m. Touchmark at All Saints (111 W 17th St) Class Cost: $40 This class targets all aspects of physical fitness through movement in water. Class includes low impact cardiovascular conditioning toning exercises utilizing aqua bells, noodles and other aquatic equipment. It will be held at Touchmark at All Saints in their new warm water pool and be led by Touchmark staff. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the class. Register by October 30th at the Information Window. Payment is due by check or cash at the time of registration, no credit cards for this class please. Class Minimum: 10 people Class Limit: 15 people.

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FITNESS MEMBER of the month Bonnie Renner is 70 years old, and joined Active Generations to become more active and promote a healthy lifestyle! She joined in July of 2017, and has been active in the Tuesday and Thursday SilverSneakers class and the Wednesday Yoga classes. Bonnie retired after 25 years working at Lincoln High School in the Office. She has been married to her husband for 48 years and they have one daughter. Bonnie loves to walk, hike, read, have game nights with family and luncheon dates with her friends! She is also very active with her Church and is involved with Bible Studies. Bonnie has become very strong in the last year. She has gained better strength in the upper body and core and taking the classes has helped with the strength in her knees. She loves Active Generations because it provides a very social atmosphere and it’s a lot of fun meeting new people and becoming active. She can do planks and squats and tells everyone to come out and take a class to keep yourself strong and healthy. Bonnie you are a true inspiration to all of us! Congratulations!

Bonnie Renner


Outdoor Activities and Clubs

ACTIVE CRUISERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB This club is on winter break, but watch for more information this spring about our rides. They will continue starting in April or May on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, leaving Active Generations at 10:00am. If you have any questions in the off season, please contact Milt Ellis at 359-1397 for more information.

WALKING CLUB Walking Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 9 am in the foyer of Active Generations. All walking routes are subject to change at any time. We walk from 3 to 5 miles. No Walking Club Winter Months November–February. **Waiver and registration are needed prior to the first walk with the club. You must be a member of Active Generations. Pick up at Information Window. Call Jan at H: 271-1431, C: 605-268-0172 or Linda 351-0712 for questions.


It’s the winter so this group is on hiatus until the spring brings the green back to the local courses. When we can hit the links again, we will be out each Monday at different local courses, usually starting at 9:00am. Men and women are welcome! If you have any questions in the off-season, please contact Carmen Priesz for more information at 605366-9429 or


With the completion of our Fall bird migration, the Bird Club will not be meeting during the months of November and December. Stay tuned for more information about our “Winter Speaker’s Series” beginning in January. Outdoor birding will begin next Spring. For information about the Active Generation’s Bird Club contact Ken Walter at (402) 620-5030.

It’s NEVER too late to join the Hiking Club! **NEW!!!** WINTER HIKING CLUB 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAYS Wednesday, November 14 - Leaders Park Wednesday, November 28 - Falls Park Winter Wonderland (4:30 p.m) Wednesday, December 12 - Family Park Wednesday, December 26 - Outdoor Campus/Sertoma Park Wednesday, January 9 - Beaver Creek Nature Area d Tuthill Tuthilll Park) Parrk) Wednesday, January 23 - Pasley Park (SF bike trail toward ea a Wednesday, February 13 - Lake Vermillion Recreation Area toward SerSerWednesday, February 27 - Yankton Trail Park (SF bike traill toward toma Park) Wednesday, March 13 - Good Earth State Park her direction) diirection) Wednesday, March 27 - Sherman Park (SF bike trail in either All winter hikes will begin at 10:00 a.m. unless marked otherwise. CLUB LEADER: MARY DEARBORN 360-0863 ** To be included in Winter Hiking emails and receive hiking registration information, text your name, email address and cell phone number to Mary Dearborn, 360-0863, or call her with above information at least 3 days prior to your first hike.** ALL HIKING ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION AT ANY TIME!

Please remember that you need to be an Active Generations member to participate in the Outdoor Activities and Clubs! Check at the Information Window for details.

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Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

November Drop-In Activities MONDAY 5:15 a.m. –8 p.m. Exercise Room open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Coffee Shop and Pool Room open 9 a.m. Woodcarving Club–Room 132 10 a.m. Book Club–Room 128 (4th Mon.) 12:30 p.m. Whist Club–Room 203 12:30 p.m. Drama Club–Room 128 (2nd and 4th Mon.) 1 p.m. Dominoes–Room 204 1:30 p.m. Line Dancing class–Sertoma A 1:30 p.m. Fast Track - Lounge 5 p.m. Table Tennis–Sertoma A 6:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge–Room 203 TUESDAY 5:15 a.m.–8 p.m. Exercise Room open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Coffee Shop and Pool Room open 9 a.m. Walking Club–Foyer (1st and 3rd Tues.) 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Painting/Drawing Open Studio–Room 132 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Health First Cooperative Clinic– Conference Room 9 a.m. Quilting Club–Room 201 9:30 a.m. Sheepshead Club–Meet in Room 129 10:30 a.m. Sing-along–Lounge 12:30 p.m. Pitch Club–Room 203 12:30 p.m. Cribbage–Room 204 12:30 p.m. Hand and Foot–Lounge 2 p.m. Advanced/Intermediate Pickleball– Sertoma A 6:30 p.m. Bunko Club–Rm. 129 (2nd and 4th Tues.) 7–9:30 p.m. Dance–Sertoma A WEDNESDAY 5:15 a.m.–8 p.m. Exercise Room open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Coffee Shop and Pool Room open 9 a.m. Kazukes–Room 204 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Painting/Drawing Open Studio–Room 132 9:30 a.m. Knitting Club–Room 201 10 a.m. Ladies Pool–Room 200 12:30 p.m. Pinochle–Room 203 1 p.m. Dominoes–Room 204 2 p.m. Novice/Beginning Pickleball–SA 6 p.m. Line Dancing–Sertoma A 6:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge–Room 203 THURSDAY 5:15 a.m.–8 p.m. Exercise Room open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Coffee Shop and Pool Room open 9 a.m. Bird Club–Room 128 – See Outdoor Club notes. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Gift Shop Crafters–Room 201 10 a.m. Adult Coloring Club (1st & 3rd Thurs.) Room 132 10 a.m. Fast Track - Lounge 10 a.m. Bean Bag League (1st & 3rd Thurs.) Sertoma B 12:30 p.m. Bridge–Room 203 12:30 p.m. Canasta Club–Room 204 1:30 p.m. Photography Club (1st Thurs/month) – Conference Room 2 p.m. Advanced/Intermediate Pickleball - Sertoma A 2 p.m. Scrabble–Room 129 5 p.m. Table Tennis–Sertoma A 6 p.m. Couple Pools Time–Billiard Room FRIDAY 5:15 a.m.–7 p.m. Exercise Room open 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Coffee Shop and Pool Room open 9 a.m. Mah Jongg–Room 203 10 a.m. Creative Writers–Room 128 (3rd Fri. of the month) 12:30 p.m. Bridge Club–Room 203 12:45 p.m. Bingo Bonanza–Sertoma B (except 2nd Friday) 1 p.m. New Member Social (2nd Fri. of the month) 1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge–Room 204 1 p.m. Bible Study (1st & 3rd Fri) 2 p.m. Birthday Party–Sertoma A, November 9 2 p.m. Line Dancing–Dining Room (except 2nd Friday) 2:15 p.m. Texas Hold’em Poker–Coffee Shop 5 p.m. Table Tennis–Sertoma A SATURDAY 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Pool Room and Exercise Room open 9:30 a.m. Woodcarvers Club–Room 132 11 a.m. Pitch Club–Room 204 or 202 11 a.m. Table Tennis–Sertoma A or Gym Noon 500 Card Club–Lounge

Recreation and Leisure Activities CLUB Line Dancing

Advanced/Intermediate Pickleball Beginning Pickleball Table Tennis

*$4/month to play


TIME 1:30 p.m.

Wed. Fri. (except 2nd Fri.) Tue. Thurs. Wed. Mon. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

MEETING PLACE LEADER Dining Room Bonnie Shumaker, Joy Outka Dining Room Melva Hilmoe Dining Room Melva Hilmoe Dining Room Jim Irby/Donna Boyda Dining Room Jim Irby Dining Room Deanna Headrick Dining Room Terry Bong Dining Room Willy Hoff Dining Room Terry Bong Dining Room Lei Ji

Play times subject to change due to room rentals. Check the schedule on the bulletin board each Monday, in the Club Notes and watch your emails.



Non-Members: $6 Active Generations Members: $5

Active Generations • 2300 W. 46th St., Sioux Falls Dance Times: 7–9:30 p.m. November November 6 – Happy Memories November 13 – Solid Country November 20 – Norgaard Country November 27 – Dave Glazier “Doc Holiday”

December December 4 – Happy Memories December 11 – Larry the Rhythmair * December 18 – Norgaard Country Christmas Dance December 25 – No Dance - Merry Christmas!

*Special Dances may cost more for both members and non-members. Ex. Boo Bash: $6 for members and $7 for non-members Please call Active Generations in case of inclement weather to see if we are still hosting the dance: 336-6722.

Primrose Tournament Schedule

Thank you to Primrose Retirement Community for its continued sponsorship of our card clubs! Each month a different club is visited by Primrose staff, who bring prizes for three top players and scrumptious goodies! Thank you from all our card club members and Active Generations staff. We appreciate all you do!


November 7



Room 204

Primrose Tournament 10/10/2018. Pinochle Winners: Lowell Stelter, Donna Brown, Bob McGuire



Highlights Everyone has a story…

Harriet Simmons Having lived for ninety one years, Harriet Simmons believes we need to be obedient. “What ever you do in word and deed, do all in the name of Jesus.” Harriet’s greatest desire is to witness others for Christ. “When I committed my life to Christ, I had attended a Deeper Life Conference at Madison Lake in Minnesota. I had to give my eyes, nose and thoughts as well as everything else to Christ. Roman’s 12:1 says: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sac-

rifices Holy and pleasing to God.” “Remember the greatest thing is love. I look forward to going home when my time on earth is done,” Simmons said. “I had surgery on my knee and while the surgery was going on, I heard beautiful music. I heard the Battle Hymn of the Republic and Holy, Holy, Holy. I asked the nurse where the music had come from and she said there was no music playing during the surgery. God must have been playing music for me! Also, I have not had pain after surgery. My

by Veronica Stoneall, Active Generations member

daughter Carol and my son Tom have been a real blessing as they helped me while I healed. Tom also takes care of my business.” Harriet has been going to Bible study since 1948. She attended Lutheran Bible Institute for one year. Simmons met her husband, Bill and they were married. They were blessed with four children Tom, Carol, John and Cheryl. Cheryl passed away two years ago. Harriet worked with her husband in their auto parts store in Litchfield, Minnesota, for forty years.

Gold’n Silver Drama Club

Fall Follies Presents:

“What A Wonder ‘Full’ World” Thursday, November 8 2:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Showtime Cost: $7.00 per person

LAST CHANCE!! Will stop selling after Black Friday! For Sale at the Information Window The 2018-2019 Big Soo Coupon Book Fundraiser for Activities & the Billiards Room! The Big Soo Coupon Book is organized into four easy-to-find sections: • AUTO • ENTERTAINMENT • RESTAURANTS • SHOPS & SERVICES • The new 22nd annual 263-page Big Soo Coupon Book has 789 money-saving coupons worth over $12,000! • A portion of each book sale will go to Active Generations for the Activities Department and the Billiards Room. • You can ENJOY BIG SAVINGS now through August 31, 2019.

Cost: $42.00

57% of the book is “Buy One Get One Free” OR “Free”!

“I thought I was going to do missionary work, but work in the store became my mission,” Harriet said. “One of my teachers said that it is important to be a clerk in a store, a garbage man or what ever else God called one to do for their life’s work. Mission work can take place anywhere.” “My husband and I loved to fish. We traveled all over to go fishing,” Harriet said. “It was a great hobby. Bill passed away in 1996. I have never gone fishing again.” Harriet worked in the auxiliary with her husband in the Gideon’s. Harriet and Bill loved to travel. They visited all but one of the States and went to Europe, Italy, Mexico and many other places. They enjoyed traveling very much. Harriet grew up in Meeker County in Minnesota. She went to Grove City, Minnesota during her school years. She had three brothers and four sisters. “I was the oldest child. Mother died when my youngest brother was born. My Mom was crippled and an Aunt had lived with us to help care for the children. As the oldest child, I became the caregiver for my brothers and sisters along with two of my aunts who came to help,” Harriet said. Harriet has many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She enjoys spending time with them when possible often baking brownies and bars when the grandkids request their favorites.

Harriet still has a busy schedule at the age of ninety one. On Mondays and Wednesdays, Harriet volunteers at the desk at Active Generations. On Tuesday, she goes to Abiding Savior for Bible study. On Thursday, she goes to a prayer meeting at 9:00 and a non-denominational Bible study at 4:30. On Fridays, she helps put bulletins together for her church. Harriet has been coming to Active Generations for about fifteen years. She enjoys the Tuesday Sing-Alongs. She likes to hear the old songs. “I fill in at the gift shop or coffee shop when needed,” Harriet said. “I think everyone who comes to Active Generations should leave with a smile on their face. I give them a piece of candy from my candy dish to cheer them up. Everyone needs a happy moment in their lives.” “Coming to Active Generations is like coming to see family. We share our lives together,” Harriet said. “The staff is great. Val and Jenny do a great job. It is a wonderful place to be.” Harriet wants us to remember that the greatest thing is love. Love one another.


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Veterans’ Get-Togethers

Dr. Mandy RounsevilleNorgaard (left) from Sioux Falls Audiology Associates, was the Veterans’ Get-Together guest speaker on September 26 at Active Generations. She was introduced by Paul Millman (right). Dr. Rounseville-Norgaard graduated with her doctoral degree in Audiology from University of Florida in 2009 after completing her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Dakota and Missouri State University. She has 11 years of experience in practicing audiology and a lifetime of experience wearing hearing aids. Dr. RounsevilleNorgaard was born with significant hearing loss in both ears and has worn hearing devices since the age of 3. She is uniquely qualified in understanding the frustration associated with hearing issues, and this has helped to fuel her passion for helping others manage their loss. Her background includes educational, private practice, ear nose and throat and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Sioux Falls Audiology’s mission is to help people maximize their listening potential and improve their quality of life. Their multidimensional approach to hearing care involves not only the medical component in diagnosing and monitoring hearing loss and the health of the outer and middle ear, but also the rehabilitative components of living with a hearing loss. Such treatments include dispensing hearing aids and assistive devices, social and aural rehabilitation strategies, as well as noise protection, cerumen (ear wax) management, and prevention of further hearing loss. There were a number of people who have hearing aids in the audience. Dr. Rounseville-Norgaard recommends that people should wear their hearing aids from time they get up in morning until they go to bed. The battery component should be left open at night so as not to drain the battery. The average age for hearing loss is 55 years. Technology has improved tremendously over the years so that now hearing aids have rechargeable batteries and can be set up remotely. There are also software applications available where cell phones through blue tooth can be connected to the hearing aids so that when the phone rings, it will ring in the hearing aid. Anyone who is in the VA system can get hearing aids through the VA. Just contact the Sioux Falls VA Audiology Department. Further Information at: The next Veteran’s Get-Together will be on Wednesday, November 28.

Thank you to our facilitator, Paul Millman, Retired Navy. If you have any speaker/topic ideas to share with Paul please contact him at 371-4253. Vets’ Get-together is sponsored by Interim Healthcare each month.

Find Your Niche In Our






Active Cruisers Motorcycle



See Club Notes, page 7

Bean Bag Club

1st & 3rd Thursdays

10:00 a.m.

North Patio

Bible Study

1st & 3rd Friday

1:00 p.m.

Room 128

Bob Portice


Fridays 12:45 p.m. (except for 2nd Friday - Birthday Party)

Sertoma B

Corlus Caldwell & Richard Miller

Book Club

4th Monday

9:30 a.m.

Conf. Room 128

Bunko Club

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

6:30 p.m.

Coffee Shop

CAT Team

2nd Tuesday

10:00 a.m.

Room 204

Couples Billiards


6:00 p.m.

Billiard Room

Creative Writing Club

3rd Friday

10:00 a.m.

Conf. Room 128

Early Birders Club (bird watching)

2nd and 4th Thursday

8:00 a.m.

See Club Notes, page 7

Fast Track

Mondays Thursdays

1:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Lounge Lounge

Genealogy Club

1st Tuesday of month

3:00 p.m.

Conference Room 128

Lois Peterson

Golf Club

Mondays, April–Sept.

Various times

See Club Notes, page 7

Carmen Priesz

Gold’n Silver Drama Club

2nd and 4th Mondays

12:30 p.m.

Room 128

Hiking Club

2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Various times

See Club Notes, page 7

Mary Dearborn

Kazukes Club


10:00 a.m.

Room 204

John Hagerman

Knitting Club


9:30 a.m.

Room 201

Veronica Houston

Ladies Billiards



Billiards Room

Line Dancing


1:30 p.m.

Dining Room

Joy Outka and Bonnie Shumaker

Line Dancing (Evening)


6:00 p.m.

Dining Room

Melva Hilmoe

Line Dancing


2:00 p.m.

Dining Room

Melva Hilmoe


2nd Tues.

11:15 a.m.

Active Generations Lounge

Photography Club

1st Thursday/ month

1:30 p.m.

Conference Room

Pickleball: Advanced/ Intermediate

Tuesdays Thursdays

2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Dining Room Dining Room

Pickleball: Novice/Beginning


2:00 p.m.

Dining Room

Quilting Club


9:00 a.m.

Craft Room 201

Scrabble Club


2:00 p.m.

Coffee Shop



10:45 a.m.


Walking Club

1st and 3rd Tues.

9:00 a.m.

See Club Notes, page 7

Woodcarving Club


9:00 a.m.

Art Room 132

LEADER Milton Ellis Mary Centra

Pat Flatequal & Marly Lemon Regina Hlebichuk Linda Mousel Glenn and Cathy Walker Kathleen Timm Ken Walters and Bobbie Block Donna Poppen Leo Falconer

Ricky Anderberg

Cathy Walker

Bette Kinsella Ken Rasmussen Jim Irby, Donna Boyda Jim Irby Staff Rep. Carolyn Colombe Albert Benoit Dennis Renli Linda Mousel & Jan Olson Nancy Cummings

Special Interest Club Members: Please read Club Notes each month to check for cancellations or room location changes. If you have an idea for a new club, see Jenny or Val.

Service and Outside Groups Meeting at Active Generations CLUB




Applecore of Siouxland

Third Tuesday, 6 p.m.


Joe Colby, 371-2328 or

NARFE Chap. 0201

Third Tuesday, 12 noon


Sioux Empire Lions Club

First Wednesday, 12 noon 128

Don Bradley, 372-2280

Sioux Falls Morning Optimists

Thursdays, 7 a.m.

Katrina Gordon, 212-8961

(Macintosh computer learning user group)


Stan Christopherson, 371-1180

The Singles Out-to-Lunch Bunch met October 9 at the All Day Café for lunch. Lisa Howard met us there to explain the Rock Steady Boxing program at the Inn on Westport which is a fantastic fitness curriculum for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This wonderful program of non-contact boxing helps improve balance and strength in people living with Parkinson’s Disease. The Rock Steady Boxing program also provides a community of others who understand issues related to Parkinson’s as well as giving hope because the exercises can sometimes help delay the progression of the disease. We then met Lisa at the Inn on Westport to watch some movies about the program members and their workouts and progress. Each workout member had a helper with them so they could not fall. On the wall is a lighted sign and when it changes color, the members take a rest or do other parts of the exercise program. Part of the program involves yelling out in order to strengthen throat muscles. The exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant. The Rock Steady Boxing program is a beacon of light and hope for those suffering with Parkinson’s Disease. The next Singles Out-to-Lunch Bunch outing is on November 13 at Cracker Barrel.


Card and Game Clubs 500 Bingo Bridge Bridge

Sat. Fri. Thurs. Fri.

12 noon 12:45 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

Bridge (Dup) M and W Bridge (Dup) Fri. Bunko 2nd/4th Tues. Canasta Thurs. Cribbage Tues. Dominoes Mon. Dominoes Wed.

6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Fast Track Fast Track Hand and Foot Mah-Jongg Pinochle 4-pt. Pitch 10-pt. Pitch

Mon. Thurs. Tues. Fri. Wed. Sat. Tues.

10:00 a.m. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Sheepshead Texas Hold ’em Whist

Tues. Fri. Mon.

9:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

Lounge George and Florine Snyder Sert. B Corlus Caldwell, Richard Miller Rm. 203 Clarice and Roger Megard Rm. 203 Clarice and Roger Megard and Arlene Salter Rm. 203 Bobbie Schlekeway Rm. 203 Bobbie Schlekeway Lounge Regina Hlebichuk Rm. 204 Bob and Barb Cumber Rm. 204 Shirlee Flood Rm. 204 Rosemary and Dick Campbell Rm. 204 Dianne De’Garmo, Carolyn Colombe, Lorraine Dahlhoff, Sherrill Bessey Lounge Donna Poppen Lounge Leo Falconer Lounge Esther Polley Rm. 203 Sharon Schwaderer Rm. 203 Nancy Swanson Rm. 204 Sharon Eck Rm. 203 Les Brandhagen and Violet Reiners Rm. 202 Dean Dewes Coffee Shop Dick Smith Rm. 203 Elsie Fitz & Gordy Aasen

Active Generations members are invited to join our many different card clubs. • The cost to play (per club, per week) is 75¢. • Members are expected to know how to play the game when they join. • Lessons are not provided during club hours. • Formal lessons are provided periodically throughout the year. • At the first meeting of each month, club leaders will give a refresher and visit with new members (see schedule above). • Each card club scores its own way. Ask the leaders for specific card rules and scoring guidelines. *Please come at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to start time to register and sign in!

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Sioux Falls NARFE Chapter 0201 meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 12 noon in room Sertoma B. Hope to see you there! Stan Christopherson, President, 605-371-1180

Singles Club: “Out-To-Lunch Bunch” Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please call 3366722 or RSVP at the Information Window if you want to attend. The group will meet in Active Generations’ Lounge at 11 a.m.


November 13


Cracker Barrel (no tour scheduled)



PREMIUM! $0 ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH No matter how you say it, Humana has Medicare Advantage plans with $0 premiums Looking for a lower premium Medicare plan? How does $0 per month sound? You can get great benefits, plus the extras you want—all for a $0 monthly plan premium. • Prescription drug coverage • 24-hour nurse advice line • Rewards for completing preventive health screenings and activities • Maximum annual out-of-pocket protection

Call a licensed sales agent Siera Linneweber

605-214-5494 (TTY: 711) Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/ or member cost share may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call 1-800-457-4708 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week. Applicable to H0028-008. Y0040_GHHHXCFTE19a_M


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On October 3rd, over 400 University of Sioux Falls students and staff were working on various projects for multiple non-profits as part of a campus wide community service initiative in Sioux Falls. Over 20 of these students and staff came to Active Generations. They were painting the coffee shop and cleaning up the north parking lot tree line in preparation for some new landscaping rock. Thanks to the Cougars for their community service! Our coffee room is even more inviting than before and the landscaping will look great.


50th Anniversary Walk • September 28



hanks USF Students!

WII BOWLING Perfect Game: 300, Glenn Walker 1st Place: Spare Timers 11744 points Kathie Smith Audrey Watzek Marla Edman Marge Rand

3rd Place: ASAP 11060 pins Anne Maka Edie McKinnon Phyllis Howell Cathy Anderson

2nd Place: Ten Pins 11686 pins Glenn Walker - 300 game! Connie Saathoff Linda Borth Mike Burke

4th Place: Misfits 10389 pins Cheryl Johnson Bev Potts Garna Horst Martin Saffel

Active Generations Members and Friends are cordially invited to our

Annual Christmas Party and Dance Tuesday, December 18 7:00 p.m. Music By: Norgaard Country Refreshments • Christmas Door Prize Gifts

Admission: Members: $6.00 • Non Members: $7.00


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Life-Long Learning HEALING THE GUT Wednesday, November 7 10:30-11:30 Room 203 This presentation will be a practical guide to solving chronic gut issues from the view of a functional medicine solution looking at the whole “you”. Are you experiencing urgent diarrhea or chronic constipation? The focus will be on gastrointestinal issues, trying to restore a healthy balance and get you back to focusing on other things in life. Gina Donahue from Mary Wuebben Wellness in Sioux Falls will lead the seminar. Register with the information window by Friday, November 2. AAA ROAD WISE CARFIT SEMINAR Thursday & Friday, November 8–9 1:00–4:00 p.m. Room 202 AAA’s Roadwise Driver classroom course helps senior drivers keep their driving knowledge and skills fresh, reduce their risk on the road and allow senior drivers to get the most out of their vehicles. This course will be offered: • November 8 and 9, From 1 to 4 p.m. each day (total of six hours) • At Active Generations, 2300 W. 46th Street, Sioux Falls Completion of this course qualifies senior drivers for good discounts with AAA Auto Insurance. $16.00 for AAA

Members • $20.00 for Non-Members This course covers topics such as: • Extending your safe driving career • Distractions, drowsiness, aggressive driving and road rage • Managing visibility, time and space • Alcohol and medications • Comfort and safety tips To register for this seminar, please call Marilyn at 221-1624 FALL PREVENTION Monday, November 12 10:30-11:30 Room 203 Falls among older adults are a serious problem, and a bad fall can have a huge impact on an otherwise healthy and independent life. The good news, however, is that falls can be prevented. By doing a little planning, this threat can be reduced or eliminated, giving you and your loved ones years of independent living. We will discuss risk factors for falls, concrete steps to take to reduce falls and how we may work together to minimize risk factors. Our Physical Therapist will also be available after the presentation for questions and a free walker safety check. Join us for this time together to learn how we may prevent accidents and maintain a safe environment. The presenter will be Sharon Bethke, Physical Therapist with Sanford Home Health and

Hospice Services. Register with the information window by Thursday, November 8. HOLIDAY EATING TIPS Tuesday, November 13 1:00-2:00 Room 128 The Holidays are here! Celebrating with family and friends is so good for us but sometimes we can overdo the food and drink. Come and learn some tips and tricks to help you enjoy Holiday Celebrations while still maintaining your healthy eating habits. The presenter will be our own Active Generations Nutrition Director, Priscilla Thornton. Please register for this class at the information window by Friday, November 9. AARP SMART DRIVERS COURSE Wednesday, November 14 12:30 p.m. Room 201 To register for the class, please call: 3350780. For more than 30 years, AARP Driver Safety has helped to keep millions of older drivers safe and confident while on the road. Now you can experience the new AARP SMART DRIVERS ™ COURSE – the latest from AARP Driving Safety. This new course is based on the latest driver safety research and insights. When you take it, with in the classroom or online- you will learn defen-

Registration is required for all of Active Generations’ educational classes. Members may call to register for free classes only. For all classes that charge a fee, members are required to come to Active Generations and pay the fee to reserve their place in the class. Payment may be made by mail; clearly indicate which class you are registering for. Cancellations may be made by phone; however, classes with a fee require a 7-day advance notice to ensure a full refund.

sive driving methods and safety strategies to help refresh your knowledge of the rules of the road. The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches: Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and the rules of the road. How to deal with aggressive drivers. How to safely navigate adverse weather conditions and expanded information on automobile technology. Cost: $15.00 AARP members; $20.00 non AARP members. Payable at the 1st class to instructor. SCULPTURE WALK & ARC OF DREAMS PRESENTATION Wednesday, November 14 1:00-2:00 Room 128 In its 15th year, SculptureWalk has grown into the largest and most recognized annual exhibit of public art sculpture having exhibited more than 777 sculptures and

influenced public art programs across South Dakota, the Midwest and Canada. Learn about how the program began and get a behind the scenes look at what makes the program work, the artists and the art. Jeff Hanson will also present the soon to be installed Arc of Dreams and its vision, construction and impact on Sioux Falls. The 7-story high, football-field-long sculpture will span the Big Sioux River and is being created by South Dakota Artist Laureate, Dale Lamphere. Please register at the information window for this talk by Monday, November 12.

PREMIUM! $0 ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH No matter how you say it, Humana has Medicare Advantage plans with $0 premiums Looking for a lower premium Medicare plan? How does $0 per month sound? You can get great benefits, plus the extras you want—all for a $0 monthly plan premium. • Prescription drug coverage • 24-hour nurse advice line

Aquatic Class in Warm Water Pool Mondays & Wednesdays, November 5-28, 11:30 a.m. Touchmark at All Saints (111 W 17th St) Class Cost: $40

This class targets all aspects of physical fitness through movement in water. Class includes low impact cardiovascular conditioning toning exercises utilizing aqua bells, noodles and other aquatic equipment. It will be held at Touchmark at All Saints in their new warm water pool and be led by Touchmark staff. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the class. Register by October 30th at the Information Window. Payment is due by check or cash at the time of registration, no credit cards for this class please. Class Minimum: 10 people Class Limit: 15 people.

• Rewards for completing preventive health screenings and activities • Maximum annual out-of-pocket protection

Call a licensed sales agent Siera Linneweber

605-214-5494 (TTY: 711) Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/ or member cost share may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call 1-800-457-4708 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week. Applicable to H0028-008. Y0040_GHHHXCFTE19a_M


Elder Law Seminars by Charles L. Dorothy, Counselor at Law

Charles L. Dorothy graduated from the University of South Dakota Law School in 1974, and has been actively engaged in the practice of law since then. He is now semi-retired with elder law issues as the primary focus of his practice. He is the author of several articles on the use of mediation in the resolution of disability disputes regarding powers of attorney and revocable trusts, which are on his website ( He will be presenting the following Elder Law Seminars at Active Generations on the following dates: POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES NOVEMBER 2ND AT 2 P.M. Charles will hand out a drafting form for a combined power of attorney for financial matters, living arrangements, and health care matters, and discuss various issues that should be and could be addressed in a power of attorney. He will address issues such as should (a) the authority regarding financial matters be contingent upon the maker’s disability (b) the agent have to provide a routine written accounting to other family members as to how the maker’s financial matters, living arrangements, and health care are being handled (c) mediation be required before any litigation can be engaged in regarding the power of attorney and (d) the maker have the right to choose what matters to continue to handle and what matters the agent should handle. He will also hand out a drafting form for a health care directive (living will) and discuss the issues that can and should be addressed in such directives. ADMINISTRATION OF A REVOCABLE TRUST AFTER THE DEATH OR DISABILITY OF THE MAKER NOVEMBER 9TH AT 10 A.M. Charles will discuss the responsibilities of the successor trustee named in the declaration of trust once the maker of the trust is totally disabled, or dies. He will discuss how, in the case of the total disability of the maker, the responsibilities must occur in conjunction with the administration of the living arrangement and health care provisions of the maker’s power of attorney. He will discuss the many issues that may come up regarding health care and living arrangements, such as whether the elderly person should no longer (a) drive (b) handle his or her checkbook (c) handle his or her bills, (d) handle his or her credit cards (e) enter into contracts (f) continue charitable or other giving and (g) make changes to his or her will or power of attorney, and whether the elderly person should (a) continue to live at home with some help from a home care agency or person (b) move in with a child (c) move to an assisted living center or (d) move to a nursing home. He will discuss the use of mediation and counseling to address conflicts regarding these issues between the maker of the trust and the successor trustee. HOW TO USE TRUSTS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY TO DEAL WITH DIMINISHING MENTAL CAPACITY NOVEMBER 16TH AT 2 P.M. NOVEMBER TED TALKS Charles will discuss the importance of the declaration of trust or power Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. of attorney saying that the maker reserves the right to handle the maker’s “Less Stuff, More Happiness”, Graham Hill, 5:43 minown affairs until the maker cannot handle them any longer. utes He will discuss the likely inevitability that at some point an elderly perWriter and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the son will experience diminishing mental capacity. case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for He will discuss how the wording in a declaration of trust or power of editing your life. attorney can facilitate the handling of the maker’s assets, and living and health care arrangements, in a respectful and thoughtful manner, as the “What happens when you have a disease doctor’s maker slowly experiences diminishing mental capacity. can’t diagnose”, Jennifer Brea, 17:08 minutes He will discuss the appropriate role of an attorney as counselor to faFive years ago, TED fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly cilitate the decision as to whether the maker should relinquish some or all known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness control over the maker’s affairs to the successor trustee or agent. that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days He will discuss why mediation is often better than litigation in the resomakes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable. In this lution of any relinquishment disputes between the maker and the successor poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she’s encountrustee or agent, and if the maker wants mediation of such disputes, that tered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root must be specifically stated in the declaration or power of attorney. causes and physical effects we don’t fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS patients that medicine struggles to treat. NOVEMBER 21ST AT 1 P.M. “The Mystery of Chronic Pain”, Elliot Krane, 8:08 minCharles will discuss what guardianships and conservatorships are, and utes the specific procedures and documents involved in each proceeding. We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases He will discuss (a) the petition, and the evaluation report by health care where the nervous system develops feedback loops and professionals, and the statement of financial resources that must accompain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with pany the petition (b) the notice of hearing that must be mailed to all inthe story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a terested persons (c) the evidence that must be presented at the hearing to nightmare. Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we’re just learning justify a judge entering an order creating a guardianship or conservatorship about how it works and how to treat it. (d) the ongoing responsibilities of a guardian and conservator and (e) the range of attorney’s fees that will probably be incurred in such proceedings. He will discuss how powers of attorneys and revocable trusts avoid guardianships and conservatorships.


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Active Generations Club Notes

ROOM CHANGES Line Dancing: No line dancing November 7, 16 or 28 Pickleball: No pickleball on November 6, 7 or 8 Table Tennis: In Room 205 during the week of November 5 Fast Track: play in Coffee Shop on November 8 BEAN BAG CLUB Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10 a.m. in Sertoma B. Please join us.

PICKLEBALL CLUB NOTES The Pickleball Club offers 3 skill-defined play days each week. Active Generation membership is required and all players must sign an annual health form and liability release BEFORE playing. Our advanced/intermediate play is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2PM. Tuesday and Thursday play is specifically reserved for advanced/ intermediate players and

definite skill levels are expected of all players. We do not teach the game on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Beginner/Novice play time is on Wednesdays from 2-6PM and is specifically reserved for beginner level players and those who are just getting started in the sport. Experienced players are encouraged to be on hand on Wednesdays to help newer players get started and to fill in on doubles teams if needed. Intermediate/advanced play is appropriate after new players have tired or left. Active Generations supplies all necessary equipment except your gym shoes. Nonmarking indoor court shoes are required. Club leadership may decline certain shoes for player safety resaons. There is a nominal 50¢ minimum fee to play. For the most up-to-date schedule and contact information see the Pickleball

Club’s own website http://

“COLOR ME HAPPY” COLORING CLUB Color Me Happy coloring club has been meeting since January 2016. We meet the first and third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. We come with our coloring books and colored pencils. We exchange ideas, explore new techniques, and enjoy each other’s company. It’s relaxing and relieves the stress in our lives. If you liked coloring as a child you’ll enjoy it now. There’s no right or wrong. Come join us. Call Doris O’Dea if you have questions. 361-7228. READ ALONG BOOK CLUB November 26, 2018 “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman This story chronicles the struggles of a refugee family from Laos, and their interac-

tions with the Health Care System.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Need encouragement to continue or start a writing practice? “Friends with Pens”, a writing group will meet at Active Generations on Friday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. The group welcomes anyone interested in writing. If your interest is writing down family stories, keeping a journal, writing poetry, or writing an autobiography, come check us out. You will meet like minded people. For more information call Kathleen Timm at 605-335-0074. KAZUKES The ukulele got its start in Spain But in Hawaii it found its Fame At a birthday party I did implore For you to meet in room 204 When I made the offer, ‘twas my intent You’d learn to play this instrument It’s quite small, and really cute Would you like to play the uke No horns, nor brass, or drumming things Our instruments have just 4 strings We play and sing: we’re really grand And so much more than just a band Our Senior Center has many groups Ours was one, we call Kazukes

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Performing is what we really do Then shadow tunes with our kazoo Our music’s old, and very quaint But current pops I’m sure it ain’t In nursing homes we found our stage To assisted living folks we can engage

For 20 score and 15 years we’ve done And enjoyed performing every one Music reminds us of our youth And that’s our job, of your Kazukes PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Active Generations Photography Club met at the Active Generations Center on Thursday, October 4th with eight members in attendance. The group began the exploration and discussion the video series “Photographic Foundations Course on Advanced Composition” which is available from the Sioux Falls Public Library. Ben Long, the video instructor, reminded viewers that “looking at images is one of the most effective ways to train your compositional sense” and that if the term “composition” is bothersome--think of the term organization instead. He also pointed out that people have a compositional sixth sense. Members brought photographs with two versions of each shot. One was straight out of the camera and a second version which had all of the crops, exposure adjustments, and other changes made to the photo. The November meeting of the Photography Club is scheduled for the first Thursday which is November 01st at 1:30. The theme for photographs to be shared by members in November will be composition which may run the gambit from traditional to abstract. A photograph taken as an impulse could be a good starting point for the compositional exercise. Ken Rasmussen RED HATTER MATTERS THE CRIMSON CHAPEAUX We will meet for brunch on Tuesday, November 13th at 11 AM at the Original Pancake House, 2715 W. 41st. Please RSVP to Carol (3387325) or Nila (332-4158) if you plan to attend. Madame Hatter, Sharon


Active Generations Club Spotlight

Theatre and Cupcakes By Jessica Perez June BeVirt remembers starting the drama club and being the only one on stage. She wanted better entertainment at the monthly birthday celebrations. Something other than sad violin songs that made others cry. She contacted Lisa who was the activities director at the time about improving the birthday celebrations. Entertainment was hard to find so Lisa put June in charge to come up with a better idea. “I thought, I’ll get teachers who are retired because they would be real helpful and are not afraid to get up in front of old people and [would] know people that are celebrating, but they never did come” said BeVirt. Despite not having the teachers participate, that did not stop June from finding entertainment. “I started right after Halloween time and I was the program. It wasn’t much, I was dressed as a witch and I was telling them my part of the story because you always hear Hansel and Gretel how bad they had it and I told them how bad I had it,” said BeVirt. They kept the tradition going and eventually the entertainment of one became a club. “Then it just went on, month after month, we supplied the entertainment. You’d be surprised when you’re looking for somebody people have talent,” said BeVirt. Today, the club has approximately 20 people who

During the Spring semester of 2018, the Media Writing Class at the University of Sioux Falls took on the assignment of writing a highlight article for their choice of clubs/groups at Active Generations. Each month, a different group will be highlighted until all 17 articles have been published. They will come out in alphabetical order. Enjoy the Spotlight, learn more about our various groups, and maybe find a new passion! may have theater experience or no experience at all. They pick a theme and members get the chance to invent their own skits that are either songs or jokes and then decide which ones they will use. Once they decide what skits they want, they put them in an order with a big opening and closing with everyone involved. Each year, the drama club presents new themes and ideas to bring to the audience. Previous years, they have done dancing, lights in the dark, thriller dance, singing, story telling and many more. They sometimes involve other members from different clubs to join their show, such as the dancing group, the Dancing Divas. This year, the club prepared for their spring show, Come Laugh With us, performed on May 10th. Alica Thiele, MC of the Gold n’ Silver Drama club, is in charge of introducing each skit and then doing some jokes or a song. “It’s a very welcoming group, everybody has fun together and it keeps us active, which is part of Active Generations,” said Thiele. “The drama is what we’re interested in. Some people have a pretty strong background in drama and then other people think it sounds fun and always wanted to try but never got into it so we have all kinds of backgrounds.” What started out as simple entertainment for Active Generations members for their birthday, it has now expanded to entertain visitors for other events. They have also gone out to churches and entertain with fun skits or other activities that involves the audience. The drama club is happy to have others attend their performances so be sure to keep a look out for their next performance.

It was again a great day of Bingo for the Inn on June BeVirt (far left) rehearsing along with other members of the drama Westport Bingo Bonanza! Winners were (pictured club for the Spring Follies: “Come Laugh with Us”. l-r) Nan Reagan (1), Rose Van Noort (2) and Mikki Ickes (3) with Michelle Rasmussen from Inn on WestOur Friends From Frontier! port. Thanks to Inn on Westport for the gift cards Come and enjoy refreshments provided by our friends at Frontier Bank. Frontier Bank will and goodies! Also, thank you to Michelle for the be providing goodies for one of the clubs each month. Watch for your favorite club to come time she has spent with us. Congratulations on your up on the Frontier Friends calendar. marriage and move to North Dakota! Visit Frontier Bank on Wednesday mornings for Perk Day. We will be having Perk Days every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have coffee, tea, and a treat of some kind. You need not be a customer of Frontier Bank. All are welcome to stop in and enjoy a cup of coffee, see our bank and meet our people.

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Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

News from our

Computer Technology Center Computer Questions? ASK THE INSTRUCTOR SESSIONS Friday, Nov. 9• 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Walk-In Appointments

MEMBERS ONLY! (held in the Computer Technology Center) Once a month, on the second Friday, a qualified Computer volunteer will be available in our classroom from 10 a.m.–12 noon to answer any questions you may have on your laptop/mobile device or about other computer applications. (These sessions are NOT meant to “fix” hardware or software issues on your PC; no maintenance fixes!) Our instructors are very proficient in: • Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems • Many computer applications to include i Phones / i Pads / mobile devices Upcoming sessions, customers will be treated on a first come, first served basis. No registration required. *Please note - projects that require additional meeting time will be charged at our 1:1 tutoring rate.

Please donate your “gently used” furniture to us. We serve requests from missions and agencies for furniture to be delivered by volunteers to families in need . . . at no cost.

Volunteers needed! Call 977-6800 FURNITURE MISSION OF SOUTH DAKOTA

209 N. Nesmith Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57103 Bart DeBoer, Executive Director

Active Generations’ Computer Technology Center November–December Classes The Sioux Falls Computer Learning Center has a class tier system to better assist our students in knowing what classes to take. It is strongly recommended you follow this class level system Level 1–4 and take a lower number class prior to the more advanced classes in level 3 or 4.

Become an Active Generations member and save on classes! (Classes held in the Computer Technology Center unless otherwise noted.) Member NonMember Level 1 Classes: Introduction to Computers 1 (6 2-hour classes) Intro to Computers 1 (Windows 10) Mon/Wed 11/5–11/21 1–3 p.m. $60 Tue/Thur 12/4–12/20 1–3 p.m. $60 Microsoft Excel 1 (Windows 10) Mon/Wed 11/5–11/14 5:30–7:30 p.m. $40 Level 2 Classes: Introduction to Computers 2 (6 2-hour classes) Intro to Computers 2 (Windows 10) Tue/Thur 11/6–11/27 9–11 a.m. $60 (No class 11/22) General Computer Classes Ask the Instructor Sessions Friday 11/9 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Free 12/14 Walk-in appointments TED Talks Friday 11/16 10–11 a.m. Free 12/21 10–11 a.m. Free Android Smartphone Overview Mon 11/12 9–10 a.m. $20 Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Mon 12/10 9–10 a.m. $20 Instagram)

$95 $95 $75 $95

N/A $5 $5 $55 $55

• Payment is expected at registration in the form of a check or cash. No credit cards are accepted for computer classes. Payment must be received before the participant is officially registered for the class. • A minimum of 4 students is needed to hold most classes. It is up to the discretion of each instructor if a class will be held with fewer students. That decision will be made 2-3 days prior to the start of each class. Students should call and confirm that the class will be held 1-2 day prior to start if they have not heard from AG. • Cancellation Policies: If you cannot take a class that you have registered & paid for due to a conflict in your schedule, you must cancel more than 5 business days prior to the class start date for a full refund. If you cancel within 5 business days prior to the class start date, the class fee is non-refundable. If AG cancels the class, full payment will be refunded. • Windows 7 & 8 are no longer taught at AG CTC. Please inquire at the information window about a tutor if you need assistance. • Students will use the classroom desktop computers for classes; laptops are discouraged. Individuals with no typing skills are encouraged to practice independently by creating an account at, prior to taking a class. THE COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER BOARD STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that new students take “Intro to Computers I” or “Intro to Computers II” prior to taking a Level 3 or definitely a Level 4 class. You may request a skills sheet to compare your current skills to those skills necessary for advanced course work.

Check out our website and social media pages! Facebook: Active Generations Two more ways to find out all the great things that are happening every day! You can even read this paper on our website under the Activities & Club tab!


From the library

It’s amazing to me how quickly this year is going by and that we are already getting into holiday mode. November is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have. Our featured author this month is James Patterson. James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes

children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is also the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists. The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen. In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College. He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor. Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company. In 1976, while still working for J. Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company. After being turned down by thirtyone publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Patterson’s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first novel to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction. In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played

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the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross. A film adaptation of Patterson’s middle-grade novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016. For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation’s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. James Patterson has donated more than one million books to students, emphasizing some of the most under-resourced schools and youth programs in the country. In 2015, Patterson donated $1.75 million to public school libraries throughout the United States, $1 million to independent bookstores, and a further $250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees. He also gave $1 million to independent bookstores in 2014. Patterson has recently donated over $26 million to his and his wife’s alma maters—the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College—and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-

four colleges and universities throughout the country. Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S. soldiers at home and overseas. In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children’s book imprint at Little, Brown, called JIMMY Patterson, that is unwaveringly focused on one goal: turning kids into lifelong readers. This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives. Patterson has also founded, a website designed to help parents,

teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation’s excitement for reading. Awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors. Mr. Patterson’s awards for adult and children’s literature include the Edgar Award, the International Thriller of the Year Award, and the Children’s Choice Award for Author of the Year. He lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Sue, and his son, Jack.

ACTIVE GENERATIONS BOOK CLUB READS NOVEMBER-26-2018 “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman This story chronicles the struggles of a refugee family from Laos, and their interactions with the Health Care system. DECEMBER 17(third Monday due to CHRISTMAS) “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger Frank is thirteen,and it is a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

New Book Club leaders are Pat Flatequal & Marlene Lemon.

1968–2018: 50 years of service November 1968 1 - Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G,M,R,X) 1 - US Pro Soccer’s 14 teams merged into one all-star team 3 - Ex-premier of Greece, Georgios Papandreou, buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta 4 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister, Terence O’Neill, meets with British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson about Northern Ireland. 4 - Glen Campbell’s 12th album, “Wichita Lineman”, is released 5 - Richard Nixon is elected President of the US, defeating Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace 6 - Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike 11 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of “2 Virgins” album, which was released on Nov 29th 12 - US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional 14 - National “Turn in Your Draft Card Day” features draft card burning 14 - Yale University announces it is going co-educational 19 - Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees 20 - 2nd Country Music Association Awards; Tammy Wynette & Glen Campbell win 21 - Supremes & The Temptations release “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” 22 - 1st interracial TV kiss on “Star Trek” between Captain Kirk and Lt. Uhura 26 - 34th Heisman Trophy Award given to Southern Cal running back, O.J. Simpson 28 - John Lennon is fined 150 pounds for unauthorized drug possession 30 - Alabama beats Auburn (24-16) in the 33rd Iron Bowl


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Trips and Travel Upcoming trips • Mark your calendars today!

Extended Bus Travel Opportunities With Southwest Tour & Travel

**Pick up full itineraries and information on these trips in our front brochure rack in the Active Generations foyer. CHRISTMAS IN BRANSON • NOVEMBER 27–DECEMBER 2, 2018 Start the Christmas season out right with a trip to Branson! Enjoy spectacular holiday shows filled with Christmas music, dancing, comedy and more featuring all of the top performer in Branson. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Daniel O’Donnell at Welk Resort - Samson at SightSound Theatre including Backstage Tour - Branson Gift of Lights - Down Home Country at Grand Country Music Hall - Legends in Concert at American Bandstand Theatre - Arabia Steamboat Museum INCLUDES: 5 Breakfasts - 1 Lunch - 2 Dinners ACTIVITY LEVEL: Minimal DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,105 pp cash/check,

$1,135 pp credit card Reservations due by November 1 CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: OMAHA, NE • DECEMBER 6-9, 2018 To have an opportunity to experience and learn the holiday traditions of other cultures is something really special. Our Christmas Around the World trou allows you to experience Greek, Polis, Lithuanian, Irish & English holiday foods, decorations, entertainment and more, all on an extended weekend tour! This is a “worldly” holiday tour you won’t want to miss. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Christmas at the Durham Museum - Greek Christmas Dinner with Entertainment - “A Christmas Carol” Musical - Victorian Christmas at

General Crook House - Gingerbread Display at Mormon Trails Center - Polish Holiday Luncheon - Poinsettia Garden Display at Lauritzen Gardens - Madrigal Christmasse Feaste Dinner Show - Irish Christmas at Father Flanagan’s Boys Town - Christmas Celebration Show with Omaha Symphony Orchestra INCLUDES: 3 Breakfasts - 1 Lunch - 2 Dinners ACTIVITY LEVEL: Minimal DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $725 pp cash/check, $745 pp credit card Reservations due by November 9 A NEW YEAR IN NASHVILLE January 1-5, 2019 There is no better way to begin the new year than with a great trip to Nashville and a stay at the magnificent Opryland Hotel! There

is something truly unique about Nashville and whether you love country music and live performances, enjoy southern cuisine or prefer the history of the City of Music, this tour will definitely check all the boxes. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry Performance, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Restaurant, Museums including Johnny Cash - Patsy Cline - Madam Tussaud, Tour of Nashville. INCLUDES: 4 Dinners ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Active DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1670 pp cash/check, $1720 pp credit card BEST OF TEXAS FEBRUARY 3-11,2019 Texas, the second largest state in the US, is so diverse geographically and cultur-

ally, it is virtually like touring another country! Expereince the hsitroric charm, cultural treasures and stunning countryside of Texas on this winter getaway tour. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Vietnam War Museum - Rio San Antonio Cruise - The Alamo - Tower of the Americas - Space Center Houston - Dallas Combo Tour - Sixth Floor Museum - Southfork Ranch INCLUDES: 8 Breakfasts - 4 Lunches ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Active DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,630 pp cash/check, $1,680 pp credit card Reservations due by December 3

TRIP POLICIES 1) Payment is required at time of registration to ensure a spot on each trip. Please pay the middle price on the itinerary. 2) When signing up for trips, only cash or checks can be accepted. If you register for more than one trip, please pay with separate checks. 3) Cancellation Policy: The cancellation date for all trips is the registration deadline (to ensure receiving a full refund). Fees are non-refundable after the registration deadline.

Southwest Tour & Travel will pick up customers via shuttle in Sioux Falls and transport to the departure point for the motor coach. Payment Checks should be written out to Southwest Tour & Travel. Active Generations acts as an agent for Southwest Tour & Travel.

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour Tuesday, December 18 • 6–7:30 p.m. Registration deadline: December 10 Experience the spirit of Christmas with a tour around our beautiful City to take in the sights of Christmas. Your trip will include Christmas music, treats and beverage in a comfortable old-fashioned trolley. Trolley limited to 25 travelers so reserve your seat early! Register at the Information Desk by Monday, December 10. Payment with check or cash is required to hold your spot. Bring your family and friends to start a new Holiday Tradition! Provided by: Cost 21–25 riders

Members $18

Non members $21


Trips and Travel Upcoming trips • Mark your calendars today!

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Saturday, November 17 Register and pay at the Information Window by October 25 Celebrate Chanhassen Dinner Theatre’s 50th Anniversary production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn! Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical, tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love? Register by October 25.

Departure Times: Sioux Falls Active Generations--6:45 am Luverne Com. Ed. Parking Lot--7:15 DP Worthington Shopko--7:45 am

Register by November 30. -RLQXVIRUDQHZXSEHDWKLODULRXVPXVLFDOWKDWFRQÂżUPVUHWLUHPHQWLVJUDQG You'll laugh out loud to more than 20 songs about Early Bird specials, Driving, Wills, Doctors, HMO's, pets, exercise and more. The show is for and about retirees, those about to retire, baby boomers, seniors and anyone who wants a fun time at the theatre. DayTrippers Dinner Theatre, conveniently located near the Mall of America, is celebrating 5 years of entertaining playgoers with a delicious lunch and wonderful plays and musicals. Gil Perlroth (who wrote the show) says Ain't Retirement Grand will top off a wonderful meal with good clean fun. Fee below covers dinner theatre/bus. There will be a supper stop on the way home that will be a cost on your own.

Departure Times: Sioux Falls Active Generations--7:30 am  Luverne Com. Ed. Parking Lot--8:00 DP Worthington Shopko--8:30 am Evening Drop off: Worthington 7:00 pm, Luverne 7:30 pm, Sioux Falls 8:00 pm

Evening Drop off: Worthington 7:30 p.m., Luverne 8:00 p.m., Sioux Falls 8:30 p.m.

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Fee: $5 PHPEHUV  QRQPHPEHUV for dinner theatre/bus. Supper stop on the way home will be on your own.

Christmas at the Capital with Active Generations Pierre, SD • Saturday, December 1

Travel on a comfortable motor coach with your Active Generations friends to see our state capitol at the most beautiful time of the year. We’ll drive to Pierre for a day planned to put you in a holiday mood. Including the Capitol Trees, the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center and a “Christmas Tradition Concert with a Cowboy Twist�. Put this trip on your Holiday list this year! The first stop will be the Capitol Christmas Trees. What started in 1981 with 12 trees has become nearly 100 finely decorated trees that fill the capitol rotunda and three floors of historic hallways. Plenty of time to view the trees and take lots of photos before heading for lunch. Lunch will be at the delightful RedRossa Italian Grille for lunch. (meal choices below) Next, a stop at the Cultural Heritage Center, which is built on the side of a hill with much of it underground. It is a contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling. The Center has a fabulous selection of artifacts representing the development of South Dakota from its beginning in history up to the 20th Century. Active Generations is lucky to have secured tickets to a great Christmas show in Pierre at the Riggs Theater. Entertainers from around the country will be performing only one show and you will be there! 8:00 a.m. departure time from Active Generations - 10:00 p.m. approximate return Cost: AG Member Non-Member 20+ travelers $115 $135 ****Registration Deadline: November 29th Choose one of the following meal choices* at registration: Chicken Bacon Spinach Panini, Pastrami Reuben Sandwich or Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine. *Meal includes soup or salad, choice of entrees, beverage and gratuity. To register contact the Information Desk at Active Generations. Payment with check or cash due at registration (no credit cards) For more information or to register contact: the Information Desk at Active Generations

2019 Fly-In Trips with Premier World Discovery • Treasures of Ireland featuring Dublin, Belfast, Limerick & Killarney - April 2, 2019 (10 days) - $3945 per person, double • National Parks & Canyons of the Southwest – April 28, 2019 - $2250 per person, double (7 days) • Alpine Countries & Oktoberfest featuring Munich & Salzburg - September 17, 2019 (9 days) - $4245 per person, double • New England Rails & Trails – October 5, 2019 - $3275 per person, double (8 days) • Rose Parade New Year’s – December 30, 2019 - $3050 per person, double (6 days) Talk to Val Lietz in the Activities Department for more details on these and other options for continental travel with flights out of Sioux Falls.


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Artist of the Month Shari Koehn

Shari Koehn has been painting with watercolors for the past five years. She started by going to Open Studio at Active Generations. “I have been painting since my husband passed away. The people have been very helpful in Open Studio,” Shari said. “Deloras Korgel has been a great mentor. She talked me into coming back after my first visit. She also gave me necessary paints and a board. I did not think I could paint, but here I am still coming after five years.” Shari enjoys watercolor painting as it seems to be more forgiving and if you make a mistake, it is fairly easy to make it work. Koehn has paint-

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ed a variety of subjects. “Painting is very relaxing for me,” Shari said. “I like to paint pictures related to South Dakota. I have painted the Platte Winner Bridge, Stockman’s Bar, buffalo, pheasants, bald eagles and many other birds. I enjoy abstract painting as well.” Besides painting, Shari enjoys dancing and going to Sanford Wellness for Water Aerobics. Dancing and Water Aerobics help keep her in good health. You will also find Shari out on the golf course golfing when she can find the time. “I love to go fishing at the Missouri River. I like to catch Walleye,” Shari said. “The last time I went fishing, I got a

fish hook caught in my finger. However, it did not stop me from going fishing again.” Shari Koehn grew up in Corsica, South Dakota. Her father owned a grocery store. She had two younger brothers. The family moved to Sioux Falls and she attended elementary school at Emerson Elementary School for kindergarten through 6th grade. They moved back to Corsica where Shari finished school at the Corsica Christian elementary School. The school was a three room schoolhouse with grades one through eight. She graduated from Corsica High School. “I attended South Dakota State Universary for two and one half years. I studied Physical Education,” Shari said. Shari returned to Sioux Falls and worked as a bar tender for several years. For seven years, she was the assistant manager for Westward Ho. She worked for Ramkota for twenty years doing a variety of

CAT (Community Action Team) News Community Service at its best!

Dorothy K. discussed ordering new t-shirts. We have decided to order a 50/50 blend. We will finish taking orders for The CAT Team meets the second Tuesday new members and any existing of each month at 10 a.m. members who wish new t-shirts at our Nov. meeting. The cost for the shirts will be $12.00, and you may pay for them at the Nov. meeting. Thank you Dorothy for ordering the shirts. Linda M. discussed the Christmas bingo and caroling event at the Southridge Nursing Home. The date will be Tuesday December 11th. We should be there by 2:15 pm. Bingo starts at 2:30 pm. The address is 3600 S Norton. Those who wish to carpool from the Active Generations should be at the AG by 1:45 pm. We will be working on favors for the residents at the Nov. meeting. We will need to have about 35 favors. Our last event for the year is the Tree of Love. Marilyn P. and Kay W. are leaders for this event. Our next meeting will be Nov. 13th at 10:am at Active Generations. Submitted by Linda Mousel

jobs for them. “Three years ago, I had double mastectomy surgery and chemo and radiation therapy,” Shari said. “I have been cancer free for three years. Now, I work at the Holiday Inn Downtown on the concierge floor.” Shari enjoys coming to Active Generations. The people are great. The Active Generations facility is a very nice place to come and enjoy many things.

“Where else could you come to just paint if you want? It is a great facility,” Shari said. “It is wonderful to come and meet people from all works of life. I really enjoy this place.” You should just come and try it! Come sit down and try coming to the Open Studio. You might just love it!

Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2018. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $132,900 from $128,400. 1. Security and SSI beneficiaries are normally notified by mail in early December about their new benefit amount. This year, for the first time, most people who receive Security payments will be able to view their COLA notice online through their my Security account. People may create or access their my Security account online at myaccount< myaccount>.

Information about Medicare changes for 2019, when announced, will be available at<http://www.medicare. gov/>. For Social Security beneficiaries receiving Medicare, Social Security will not be able to compute their new benefit amount until after the Medicare premium amounts for 2019 are announced. Final 2019 benefit amounts will be communicated to beneficiaries in December through the mailed COLA notice and my Social Security’s Message Center. The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit<http://>.

23 Registration Policy for Art Classes: You can sign up any time for the art classes unless otherwise indicated. Payment is required at time of registration. Thank you for your cooperation. —Active Generations Staff

Fall Craft Bazaar November 7-9

Crafts, Baked Goods and Art For Sale! WOODCARVING CLUB Mondays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., Room 132 Active Generations’ Woodcarving Club meets every Monday and most Saturdays at 9 a.m. in the Art Room (132). For more information, contact Nancy Cummings at 3323120. QUILTING CLUB Every Tuesday, 9 a.m. Craft Room 201 The Active Generations quilting club is looking for more quilting enthusiasts. We are looking for individuals who enjoy quilting and being creative. Our club makes quilts, wall hangings and more to sell at our annual bazaar and showcase throughout the building. If you like to be creative and use your hands to help make beautiful creations — WE WANT YOU! For information, contact our leader: Carolyn Colombe at 605291-9385

PAINTING AND DRAWING OPEN STUDIO Tuesdays 8 a.m. – Noon Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn about oils, watercolors, and drawing. Students mentor each other. No registration required. Cost: Own supplies. KNITTING CLUB Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Craft Room 201 Active Generations Knitting Club meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 in Room 201. Come and learn to knit or bring a project that you are working on and socialize. The club is working on two community service projects: “Keep America Warm” afghans for the homeless, and “Caps for Kids” for needy school children in Sioux Falls. GIFT SHOP CRAFTERS Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Craft Room 201 The informal, creative group gets together weekly to make craft items for Active Generations gift shop—dish towels, baby items etc. Help

Knitting Club . . . Looking for Yarn Donated yarn would be greatly appreciated for our Knitting Club. This group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings to knit items for our gift shop, for community service projects and much more. If you have any yarn you would like to donate, please call 336-6722.

is very much appreciated. The coloring group Join these crafters and met for the first time in bring your enthusiasm January. A few were aland ideas! ready using the adult coloring books and shared some helpful hints. Color“COLOR ME HAPPY” ing has become quite the COLORING CLUB First & Third Thursdays rage and we know why. It’s not just about colors of Month, 10 a.m.

and coloring in the lines. It’s a great way to ease stress and relax. We will continue to meet the first and third Thursday of the month. Come and join us. For questions or more information, call leader, Doris O’Dea at 361-7228.


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MOVIE: Book Club Plot Summary: Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four life-long friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey”, catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hour, 44 minutes Genre: Drama

Movie: $ 2.00 Popcorn and soda : $2.00

Please sign up at the front desk or call 336-6722 to register


Wed., Nov. 7 – Fri., Nov 9 Thur., Nov. 8 Fri., Nov. 9 Fri., Nov. 9 Thur., Nov. 15 Thur., Nov. 22 Fri., Nov. 23 Thur., Nov. 29 Tues., Dec. 4 Wed., Dec. 5 Sat., Dec. 8 Tues., Dec. 11 Thurs., Dec. 13 Fri., Dec. 14 Fri., Dec. 14 Thurs., Dec. 20 Tues., Dec. 25 Thur., Dec. 27

Your Calendars!

Holiday Craft Bazaar Fall Follies ............................................ 2:30 or 7:00 p.m. New Member Social ..............................................1 p.m. Birthday Party .......................................................2 p.m. Understanding Medicare Seminar .................10:00 a.m. Center Closed for Thanksgiving Center Closed for Thanksgiving New Member Social .........................................4:30 p.m. Adv/Int Pickleball Tourney (members only) .........2 p.m. Beginners Pickleball Tourney (members only) ......2 p.m. North Pole Carnival ........................................10:00 a.m. Sioux Falls Chamber Mixer...............................4:30 p.m. Movie Night .....................................................5:30 p.m. New Member Social ..............................................1 p.m. Birthday Party .......................................................2 p.m. Understanding Medicare Seminar ........................5 p.m. Center Closed for Christmas New Member Social .........................................4:30 p.m.

New member socials take place at 1 p.m. on the second Friday and at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. All new members are invited to attend one of these orientation sessions to learn more about Active Generations programs and services. You will be introduced to Active Generations ambassadors. For more information on Active Generations activities, programs and services, check us out at our website,

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Squirrel Ear Corn Pre-order $4.00/Dozen Large Ears Place your order on how many dozen you want to purchase - Jenny, 333-3306* Orders can be picked up by November 8th with Jenny @ Active Generations West Parking Lot 2300 West 46th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Deck The Halls • November 27-30 Active Generations will be decorating the halls and walls for our Christmas Holiday and North Pole Carnival from Tuesday, November 27 – Friday, November 30! Get into the holiday spirit and help decorate! Call Jenny at 333-3306 to Volunteer!

*After November 10th it will be $5.00/dozen ears All Proceeds From The Corn Sales Will Go To Maintenance And Repairs Of Our Billiard Tables!

Let Active Generations’ Catering and Bakery Create your Holiday Dessert Chef Dan is taking orders again this year for Holiday Pies and new this year is a Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. Orders will be accepted from November 1st through Monday, November 19th. Call 605-333-3309 to place your order or pick up an order form at our Information window.

Tree of Love Brings Joy to Nursing Home Residents Active Generations and our community partner, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, is once again providing holiday gifts for local nursing home residents. Tree of Love displays will be up at Active Generations and the following bank locations: 57th and Minnesota, Western Mall Branch and the downtown branch on Phillips Avenue by November 21st. Individuals may take off an ornament which holds the holiday wishes of a male or female and buy those gifts for that special person. Wrapped gifts will need to be returned back to the location the ornament was taken from by December 17 to be delivered to the nursing homes in time for Christmas. Sponsored by:

R & R at Active Generations!

R&R at Active Generations means Renew and Recruit! Word of mouth advertising is the #1 way people find out about Active Generations!


Throughout 2019, if YOU renew your membership within the month you are due or before, your name will be put in a drawing for a gift card!


From January 1 through March 31, your name will be put in a drawing for a gift card if you recruit someone NEW to join Active Generations.* It’s as easy as: • Invite someone for lunch and have them tour the facility • Bring them along for an activity or event that might interest both of you • Talk to them about a free-week pass to try out Active Generations’ activities on their own • Make sure they put YOUR name as a referral on their membership application when they join!

R&R = Easy Money! *New members only: does not apply to former members

Looking for Volunteers to make ornaments for the Tree Of Love Thursday, Nov. 15th 1-4 p.m.


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ART ROOM BUCK A MONTH Ed Baatz Judy Deboer Marcella Hauswald Cheryl Havelaar Barb Hunking John Knudtson

EXERCISE ROOM BUCK A MONTH Orville Hill Donna Murphy Margaret Novak

Linda Marks Lorraine Pearson Bev Pyn Jean Rasmussen Marjorie Sanborn Rhoda Strasser Kathleen Threadgold Mavis Wolfgram

WOOD CARVING BUCK A MONTH Ed Baatz Nancy Cummings Dwight Hahn Harlan Hartman Larry Willson

COFFEE SHOP DONORS Don Baatz Nila Christiansen Bruce & Janet Hamilton Sharon Klueber Rosemary Mose Nancy Reagan Donna Reit Dar Symes


Activities Henry Muhlenkort In Memory Of Dr. Jerry Marek: Lavonne Hass In Memory Of Lois Zickrick: CAT (Community Action Team)

Computer Class Room: In Memory Of Ron Erkes: Doris Green Dancing Divas Dow Rummel Village

• South Dakota’s first ever state-wide giving day kicks off at midnight on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018. • Nonprofit organizations across the state will unite to celebrate generosity by asking their community of supporters to together raise as much money as humanly possible. Please consider a donation to support Active Generations. You can make your donation by mail, at the information window, or securely online at Charities.

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27 Can You Keep a Secret? When I was in grade school many years ago, my dad posed this question, “Can you keep a secret? With great anticipation and wonder, I answered YES!.....Without any hesitation my dad said, “so can I.” Time and time again I fell for the bait, always hoping for a juicy inJon Oien, Planned sight. There never was a seGiving Director cret. Later in high school, I learned that Benjamin Franklin said, “Three people can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Hmmmm, starting to catch on with this whole secret idea. Spin ahead to today and read in the November LifeTimes on page 33 and learn about a FREE Medicare Benefit that “must be a secret that no one is talking about!” Not to be outdone, you may have heard or read about some of the Hidden Secrets here at Active Generations. Incredible! For me they really aren’t secrets or hidden either. See if you agree. Meals on Wheels serves hundreds, no thousands, of meals each year. There are 750+ volunteers that serve in some capacity at Active Generations. Adult Day Services serves 35-40 each day. Workers on Wheels (think Rake the Town) picked up millions and millions of leaves this year for those in need. SHIINE educates seniors and helps them save $2.5 M in health care premiums. And now you know….these aren’t secrets, they are just little known facts of how this community we call Active Generations is here “To promote positive aging for adults and to enhance the quality of life for all generations through programs, services and education.” Join in if you are able and don’t forget to take a look at the “Wish List” next to this article; it will be no secret if you can support one of those wishes. You can reach me at and we’ll talk about our journeys, not secrets!

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Payable by: ■ Cash/Check ■ Credit Card ___Mastercard ___VISA Credit Card Account Number


OTHER WAYS TO HELP: ___I would like a speaker for my church/organization. ___I would like to learn about volunteer opportunities.

We are grateful for your support!

Exp. Date: _____________

■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Authorized Signature: Please drop off at Active Generations information window or mail to: Active Generations, 2300 W. 46th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-6528. Please make checks payable to: Active Generations All gifts are deductible for tax purposes.

Since 1992, Active Generations has endowments invested with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

If you have made a legacy gift or want more information about your planned giving options, please call Gerald Beninga or Jon Oien at Active Generations, 336-6722, or Andy Patterson at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, 336-7055.


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

November Birthdays

Active Generations tries to stay on top of security issues and concerns. It has been brought to our attention that displaying names and birth dates may make it easier for hackers and scammers to gather information that may lead to fraudulent acts. Due to this concern, we will no longer be listing the birth dates on this page. We want to acknowledge member birthdays so the names will be listed in alphabetical order in their birth month instead. We apologize for any issues this may cause, but believe it is for the good of our members in the long run. Thank you for understanding!

Sandra Abney Mary Lou Anderson Phyllis M Anderson Marcella Anderson Mary Avery Jan Baatz Mike Bakewell Cathy Bamesberger Ronald Banwart Monty Barnard Reda Barnes Joan Bassing Lois Bauer Nola Beaver Chantal Beeners George Belbas Helen Belbas Ronald Bennett Pauline Benoit Avis Bergh Dianne Berkner Leroy Berndt Cynthia Berreau Sherrill Bessey Larry Bierman Mildred Blake Pamela Blasy Shirley Bock Marilyn Boese Marilyn Boik Don Bradley Lois Brown Glenn Brueske Raymond Bucklin Mary Buckmiller Dixie Buffington Alice Burgers Patricia Buysse Beverly Callison Leon Cantin Billy Carmichael Edward Chapin Tammy Christensen Linda Christensen Nila Christiansen Anne Ciochetto Becky Clark Kay Coddington Sharon Coe Jerry Connell James Croston Beverly J. Cummings Denita Dahl Valerie Dahme

Judy K. DeBoer Glenyce DeGeest William Dickey Nancy Dieters Thomas Dohn Barb Dooyema Eve Dooyema Nancy Dreeszen Marilee Driver Noel H. Egan Ardie Elliot Charlotte Emerson Colleen Emmons Janet Enger Dan Erz Nancy Everist Larry Feay Beverley Fischer Sharon Fockler Irene Ford Connie Ford Susan Froehlich Miriam Gajdan Joann Garner Gary Gaspar Cynthia Gaspar Rebecca Grave Helen Graves Jan Griebel Darlene Grotewold Larry Guy Nancy Hansen David Harkcom Harlan Hartman Marlene Hartz Peter Hauff Virgil Haugen Dick Hawkinson Diane Headrick Susan Hegge Virginia Heiberger Joyce Herbst Dennis Hinckley Pat Hoekstra Wendell Horsted Barbara Horton George Houtsma Cindy Hoy Barbara Hubble Betty Huebner Margie Huemoeller David Hunhoff Barbara Hunking Floyd Hunking

Argie Hunter Tom Irwin Lee Jaqua Nona Jensen Joy Johnson Raymond E. Johnson Diane Johnson Darlene Jones Diane Josephson Pam Keithley Mary A. Kelley Susan Kiner Terri King Susan Kinkead Phyllis Kirschman Marcia Kittelson Thomas Kitterman Lois Klein Gregory Koch Louis Kramer Gordon Krantz Kendra Krohnke Dixie Kulhavy Kathy Kuper Roma Kutzik Joyce Lagge Ron Lamberty Laura Lapp Jerry Larson Shirley Leach Orren Lee Richard Lietz Marlene Linton Pamela Lundt Arnita Lynch Marlys Madsen Beth Masterson Donna McGuire Edith McKinnon John McMunigal Jean McMunigal Irene Mehlhaff Carolyn Mentele Dolores Mihin Marsha Millage Charlotte Miller Barb Miller Jim J. Moore James Moshier Judith Mueller Renee Munce Nancy Nagel Sam Nastase Dee Nelson

Joan Noerenberg Diana Norton Donald Norton Robert O’Connell Kenneth O’Day Beverly Oliver Karla Olson Jan K. Olson Jacqueline Olson Edith Omanson Almira Pederson Robert Percy Roger Person Susan D. Petersen Garth Peterson Mary Pettingell Kathleen Pfaff Susan Phillips Gayle Pigman Richard Pittman Marilyn Plooster Alice Pollman Connie Price Ron Qualseth Mary Quanbeck Shirley Reddy Joseph Schaffer Ray Schaikoski Margaret Scheetz Bernice Schmidt Jeanette Schmitt Janice Schmuck William Schoemer Sharon Schoppert Jean Schuurmans Sharon Scott Sandra Severson Connie Sheeley Hua Shi Kandy Sieverding Betty Simmons Mary Simonsen Jarl Sjovold Mary Skidmore Jane Sletten Carol Smidt Richard Smith

George Snyder Lois Standish Douglas Starr Marilyn Steadman Shirley Stephens Carol Stewart Rosemary Struben Darilyn Swanson Elizabeth Thoelke Robert D. Thompson Janice Thompson Russ Tieszen Lois Tim Carol Uthe Genevieve Vanderplaats Marlys Vanderwerf Ardie Varns Shirley Vehle Darryl Verley Ann Vetch Blisselda Volsch Shirley Wahl Elaine Waite Herman Walker Sheryl Walston Bill Waltner Sue M Warren Jan Warrick Hong Wei Genevieve Weiler Mary Ellen Welsch Phyllis Wheeler Shirley Whitney Barbara Wieczorek Lucille Wiles Ronald Wingert Sheryl Winningham LaVonne Wittrock Marvin Wulf Cheryl Wyant Tim Yerdon Vicky Zacharias

Sioux Falls Good Samaritan Communities Invites You to The

Good Sam Birthday Bash Friday, November 9, 2 p.m.

Music! Cake and Coffee! Door Prizes! Doors open at 1:30 p.m.




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Over 60 members and guests joined us on a snowy Friday afternoon for our monthly birthday party sponsored by Good Samaritan Communities of Sioux Falls. Gary Pierson was awarded Volunteer of the month by RSVP and Metabank Sioux Falls. He received a plaque and volunteer gifts. The Gold’n Silver Drama club put on a little skit to remind us of the upcoming Follies on Thursday, November 8. Show times are 2:30 or 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets now since they are selling out fast. Marvin Menke and Mary Lou Tunender were crowned King and Queen. Door prize winners were Rosie Williamson, Berni McMahon, Sue Larson and Veronica Madetzke. The winners of the twenty-five dollar gift cards to Hy-Vee sponsored by Good Sam were Cecil McCoy, Pat Leber, Sharon VanWyhe and Doris Gist. We want to thank Good Samaritan Communities for sponsoring our monthly birthday parties and to all the birthday party volunteers for working the party. The next monthly birthday party will be held on Friday, November 9. The Kazukes will be performing.

Gift Card Winners: Cecil McCoy, Pat Leber, Sharon VanWyhe, Doris Gist

New Members SEPTEMBER Pat Baker Reda Barnes Phillip Boltz Robert & Beverly Boyd Joann Brokaw Justin Cain Larry Connot Maggie Fink Martin & Marie Flottmeyer Ruby Hakl Minnehaha County Historical Society

We Keep the Historic Faces & Places You Love Alive 3rd Thursday, Nov. 15 “SD–Hotbed for Jazz!” OCM 200 W. 6th St., Sioux Falls Free • Public • 6:30pm Social • 7pm Talk

Call 605-951-9200 or email

David Harkcom Rich & Georgia Hetland Kerry Hinkley Casey Jensen Robert Kunzelman Bill Lavoy Bernie Lindberg Bonnie Poppenga Nathan Schumacher John Siewert


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Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Volunteers Mean The World To Us! Team


Volunteer TEAM Report Jenny Centra

Volunteer Coordinator

Together Everyone Achieves More!

Welcome,New Volunteers Marianne Beebout CAT Team

Rodney Deiter

Sing A Long Leader

Charles Dorothy

Educational Instructor

Steve Howard

Computer Instructor

Bev Johnson

Computer Instructor

Nancy Jerentowski CAT Team

Marly Lemon

Book Club Leader

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday Tuesday–Friday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY New prices eīecƟve February 14 Shampoo & Set with CondiƟoner ....................................................... $13.05 Haircut with Shampoo ....................................................................... $13.05 Loving Care with Shampoo & Set ....................................................... $29.85 Permanent Wave (including Shampoo, Set & Haircut)......................... $42.60 Weekly Rinse ....................................................................................... $1.60 Shampoo, Set & Haircut with CondiƟoner .......................................... $26.65 Tint with Shampoo & Set with CondiƟoner or FrosƟng ....................... $31.95 Long Hair ............................................................................................. $2.70 Hairpieces Set & Combed In ................................................................. $6.40 Shampoo & CondiƟoner only with Drying ........................................... $6.40 Men’s Haircut .................................................................................... $11.75 • • • • •

NoƟce to Golden ReŇecƟons Customers: Prices include Sales Tax amount. If you are 10 minutes or more late, your appointment will automaƟcally be canceled. Standing appointments twice not kept or canceled may jeopardize the future of your standing appointment. Special procedures on perms etc. may have an addiƟonal charge. No credit or debit cards accepted.

Lifetime Achievement


Shirley Reilly

Each year Active Generations recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service and years of dedication to our organization and the community of Sioux Falls. Shirley Reilly was born in Rugby, North Dakota on September 11, 1934. She has 7 children, 3 step children, 28 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She has been married to her husband, Jack for 35 years. Shirley worked as a collections rep for Citi and other banks for 20 years. She is semi-retired. She works for Active Generations 3 times a week and also works at the Washington Pavilion 4-5 times a month for their plays and shows. She works for the City with the Polling for the elections as needed. Shirley became a member and volunteer with Active Generations 21 years ago. She volunteers to teach morning fitness and stretch classes five times a week with 8-12 students per class. She also volunteers with our Community Action Team one time a month and is an ambassador to our new members. Shirley volunteers with Special Events throughout the year including Specialty Dances, The North Pole Carnival and Grandparents’ Day. You can find her here 5 times a week doing what she does best. Volunteering! Shirley also volunteers in our community, sites like The Washington Pavilion, AARP Chapter 242, AARP South Dakota, and Faith Temple Food Drive Giveaway. Shirley has many hobbies besides volunteering. She loves to read, she loves to garden, she enjoys doing puzzles, she travels all over the world, and she loves to bake. Shirley is a very adventurous woman. Five years ago she went skydiving. Six years ago she went white water rafting in Alaska and seven years ago she did her first zipline. Nothing stops Shirley from being adventurous! She will take on any challenge! Shirley loves teaching fitness classes and loves seeing all the inspiring results her students have with each of their individual challenges. Shirley you are an inspiration to all of us! Congratulations! Our Volunteer of the Month program proudly sponsored by:

Looking for Volunteers to make ornaments for the Tree Of Love on Thursday, November 15th from 1-4 p.m.


Volunteer Opportunities


Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers and Sub Drivers Needed: Please call Samantha Locke at 605-333-3305. Or stop out at Active Generations and fill out a Volunteer application. Coffee Shop Volunteers Do you enjoy interacting with and serving others? We are looking for a volunteer to work in our Coffee Shop. You must be a “people person” and be able to stand for short periods of time. You also must be able to make change. If you are interested please contact Jenny or Val. Computer Coach Volunteers Do you know enough about computers to help others learn more? The Computer Technology Center is looking for more volunteers who are willing to assist as coaches for all levels of computer classes. Please

email Val Lietz at vlietz@ if you are interested in finding out more about serving in this vital capacity.

Computer Technology Center Instructors and Manual Creators Are you proficient in Windows 10 or mobile devices such as Iphones/ Ipads or Android or Google Chrome Books – if so – we need your talents and knowledge to help teach and help create manuals for our students. Contact Jenny Centra at jcentra@activegen. org if you’d like to get involved. Volunteer Drivers Needed: Workers on Wheels is looking for volunteers to drive clients to medical appointments and grocery shopping. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity as volunteers only commit to the hours that work for their schedule. The first step is to complete a WOW Volunteer Application.

Once the application is received a background check will be completed. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, email Workers on Wheels at

SPECIAL EVENTS Looking For Volunteer Elves to help with the North Pole Carnival Saturday, December 8, 10-1. Call Jenny at 3333306 to Volunteer!

If you’d like to volunteer, contact Jenny at 333-3306 or jcentra@

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Adult Day and Caregiver Support Services

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â&#x20AC;˘ Council Member of Chief Justice & Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee to improve criminal justice response for mental illness

Deb Gross, QAC, Adult Day Services Asst. Director

Background â&#x20AC;˘ 2011-2018 Minnehaha County Commission â&#x20AC;˘ USD School of Nursing Graduate â&#x20AC;˘ Rural resident and landowner â&#x20AC;˘ Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diesel, Sioux Falls, familyowned business

Family â&#x20AC;˘ Married 34 years, husband Keith â&#x20AC;˘ Children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Betsy (Jordan) Larson, (Kansas City, MO); Brian (Stacey), (Sioux Falls); Kay (Luke) Pucket, (Sioux Falls); Lucas, (Orange City, IA) â&#x20AC;˘ 7 grandchildren

Paid for by Cindy Heiberger for County Commission, 25499 467th Avenue, Hartford, SD 57033

Molly Keegan Adult Day Services Director


Your Life Decisions Matter! Thursday, November 1

In the time it takes to go to a movie, learn about ideas that will save you and your family heartache and $1,000s! If you are between 50- and 75-years old and part of the sandwich or retirement generations, this event will be VITAL for your future! 5:30-6:00 P.M. IT MUST BE A SECRET! THE MEDICARE BENEFIT NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT – HOLLY HINES, ASERACARE Do you, a loved one, or someone you know suffer from a chronic end stage illness? As we age and progress, we often find ourselves going through the revolving door of living day to day. Activities we once enjoyed are not as enjoyable, we need extra help with cares, and the doctors appointments become more frequent. What if you had a choice on how you wanted to spend the rest of your life? What if you could have a team of caregivers that would work with you towards your goals? What if there was a FREE Medicare Benefit that could assist you with this? This 30 minute session will explain this Medicare Hospice Benefit, how it works, and allow you to be informed when the time comes to make difficult decisions. WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY – CHRISTOPHER BERGST, THRIVENT Christopher Bergst, FIC, CLTC is a Financial Associate for Thrivent Financial. With a description of “Connecting faith and finances for good,” he is helping people in the Sioux Falls area to be wise with their money and to Live


Generously. He will be presenting on an area of his expertise, “What you Might Want to Know About Social Security”. He is recognized for being a leader in presenting and implementing strategies that will help you achieve your financial goals. 7 COMMON FUNERAL MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM – JEFF GOULD, GEORGE BOOM FUNERAL HOMETHE CARE GROUP The day after a loved one dies is a difficult time to make decisions. This seminar features practical advice to know today. Based on surveys from 100% of the families served by George Boom Funeral Home and The Care Group, this seminar will show you the biggest mistakes griefstricken families make and how to avoid them. 6:15-6:45 P.M. CAN I STAY HOME ALONE? – TONY MAU, RIGHT AT HOME (IN HOME CARE & ASSISTANCE) During this informative exchange, Tony Mau, owner of Right at Home, will share options every family caregiver should know. Get the ANSWERS to the following QUESTIONS and many more: Can I rely on my family to help me? Do I need outside help and if so,

what does it cost? Can the caregivers drive me to an appointment? Do they prepare meals? Can they help with my medications? Are they screened? Insured? Bonded? WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN?? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? - MANDY ROUNSEVILLENORGAARD, AU.D. Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. Untreated hearing loss is associated with lower quality of life, depression, social isolation, unemployment and lower earnings at work, higher medical bills for other health issues, high blood pressure and even a higher risk of dangerous trips and falls. Hearing loss can have far-reaching implications for you and those close to you. The good news? Hearing loss is well-understood, and there is plenty of hope and abundant help available. DOWNSIZING: WHERE TO DO WE START? - LISA SOMA, ORGANIZING BY LISA Downsizing can be tough, especially when you love everything you own. I will share ideas on how to decide what to keep and how to let go of the stuff you will no longer have room for. Embrace this life change and enjoy living smaller.

Register NOW! Your Life Decisions Matter

Seminars on Thursday, November 1 Registration deadline: Friday, October 26 Sponsored by: Aseracare, The Care Group, Right At Home, Active Generations

Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ City: ____________________ State: ____ Zip: _________ Email: ___________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Active Generations member? _____ Yes _____ No Check one seminar each hour you would like to attend:

5:00 P.M.

Registration and Informational Booths

5:30 P.M.

_____ It Must Be a Secret! The Medicare Benefit No One is Talking About • Holly Hines, Aseracare _____ What You Might Want to Know about Social Security Christopher Bergst, Thrivent _____ 7 Common Funeral Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Jeff Gould, George Boom Funeral Home – The Care Group

6:15 P.M.

_____Can I Stay Home Alone? In Home Care Questions Tony Mau, Right at Home _____ Can You Hear Me Now? - Mandy Rounseville-Norgaard, Au.D. _____ Downsizing: Where do we start? - Lisa Soma, Organizing by Lisa

6:50 P.M.


JOIN RSVP – a national volunteer network for seniors 55+.


Focus Panel Discussion: Your Life Decisions Matter NOW!!! *Refreshments will be served Talk to ALL the professionals and get their help with “Your Life Decisions Matter”

Please return form by October 26 to: Active Generations • 2300 W. 46th Street, Sioux Falls, 57105

Happy Thanksgiving! Please ase se ccall all me al me iiff yo yyou ou or or someone you know is considering buying or selling a home! Katie Day Realtor / Broker Associate Senior Real Estate Specialist 605-941-6903


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018


from the

Mindy Farsdale Day Break Program Nurse


I am not ready to think of winter but here we go, we must prepare for it. Winter storms,

Preparing for Winter

and especially blizzards, can be extremely dangerous and preparing for these conditions can save your life. If a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for

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your area, hazardous winter weather conditions (such as snow >6 inches in 24 hours, winds gusting over 35 mph, or visibilities less than ¼ mile) are expected in the next 1236 hours. A Winter Storm Warning means the conditions listed for the Watch exist. Try to stay indoors during a blizzard. If you have to go outside to check on animals or for another reason, be sure to dress warmly in loose fitting layers of clothing. Wear heavy gloves and heavy socks with boots that will not absorb water. Cover your mouth so that you

don’t breath in freezing cold air that could damage your lungs. And keep your body dry. If you are traveling at all when a winter storm is possible, always bring emergency supplies with you. If stranded, make sure you stay in your vehicle. Run your vehicle about 10 minutes every hour. Open windows a little for fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Make yourself visible to rescuers by turning on the some light at night, tie a colored cloth to your antenna and raise the hood after the snow stops falling. If you are caught outside, find a dry

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shelter and cover all exposed parts of the body. If shelter is not available, prepare a lean-to, windbreak, or snow-cave for protection from the wind. Build a fire for heat and to attract attention. Place rocks around the fire to absorb and reflect heat. Do not eat snow, it will lower your body temperature; melt it first. Weather related dangers can be very unexpected. Being prepared for a potential hazardous situation could save your life. Please make sure to stay warm and safe this winter! This information is passed on from the Winter Weather Preparedness Guide put out by the SD Office of Emergency Management. Mindy Farsdale

it pays to compare ########### Qualifications • Southeast Council of Government • Sioux Empire Fair Board • Sioux Falls Development Foundation • Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce • Regional Ambulance Commission • Regional Emergency Medical Services Committee • Metro Management (911 System) Board of Directors • Urban Planning Development Committee • Chairperson – Finance Committee/City of Sioux Falls

Professional Background • President & CEO – Active Generations (28 years)

Community Involvement • Church Council, Deacon, & Trustee of Our Saviors Lutheran • Downtown Rotary Club • Junior Achievement Advisor • Boy Scout Troop Chairperson & Eagle Scout Advisor • United Way Volunteer • SERTOMA District Governor

CALL ME TODAY Darrell Schroeder, Pre Planning Specialist

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ERITAGE FUNERAL HOME “Our Heritage is Service.”

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Family • Wife, Brenda • Son, Geoff & daughter-inlaw Jenn and grandsons, Alec & Andrew • Daughter, Angie

Education • Lennox High School • Nettleton Junior College • University of Sioux Falls

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Deck The Halls • November 27-30 Active Generations will be decorating the halls and walls for our Christmas Holiday and North Pole Carnival from Tuesday, November 27 – Friday, November 30! Get into the holiday spirit and help decorate! Call Jenny at 333-3306 to Volunteer!


Caregiver Connections

Deb Beringer Caregiver Case Manager

Gratitude has the power to energize, heal and to bring hope. Gratitude can help us cope. Gratitude provides a perspective on life, it is not just experiencing a feeling. It is a choice and this choice can be cultivated. Practicing gratitude can help people transform and reframe hurtful memories and experiences into wisdom and insight. When remembering a distressful event

and feeling gratitude for it and when we daily and purposefully look for opportunities for which to be grateful, our brains can be coded differently. (Dr. Colleen Georges, 2015) We tend to recall the gratitude we felt instead of the pain we initially experienced when faced with adversity. We tend to become more optimistic and resilient. We tend to be more equipped to manage challenges because gratitude becomes a way of viewing our world due to the changes our brain has experienced due to practicing gratitude. Researcher and author, Robert Emmons,

SOCIAL services

for Active Generations Members and the Community

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES ON SITE Paratransit Tickets: Books of 20 tickets for $50. Checks should be made out to Sioux Area Metro (SAM). Available at Information Window during office hours; Mon-Fri 8 am - 4 pm Health Cooperative Clinic: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Conference Room #128 (See page 39 for details) Vision Impaired Support Group: Meets 1st Monday of each month at 1 p.m., Conference Room. For more information, contact Helen Hartman at 339-0281

Having a “Gratitude Practice” says “processing a life experience through a grateful lens does not mean denying negativity. It is not a form of superficial happiology. Instead, it means realizing the power you have to transform an obstacle into an opportunity. It means reframing a loss into a potential gain, recasting negativity into positive channels for gratitude.” The following are ways to bring a practice of gratitude into your life. These include: • Daily journaling of something positive or for

which you are grateful. • Look for the positive things behind the negative things that happen. • Focus on giving and being empathetic • Have gratitude sessions with yourself where you verbalize gratitude. • Be present in the moment and notice your surrounding (the sounds, the temperature, the motion, the colors, the textures) Deb Beringer, LBSW Caregiver Case Manager at Active Generations



Support Groups for Family Caregivers Monthly Meeting Times: • Educational Support Group (large group) are offered the first Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Room 128 • Caregivers’ Coffee (small group) are offered the second Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Room 128. • Ongoing Grief Support Group are offered every third Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Contact the CAREgivers Group at 275-7681 or email to sign up for meetings. Feel free to attend if you forget to sign up! • Most meetings are in room 128 at Active Generations. • Educational Support Group Meal Options: Go through the congregate meal line and pay or bring your own lunch. Beverages are provided.

u ahearing checked during the month of May Come get your o y g n Wishiand you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes.

OUTREACH SERVICES OFF-SITE Care Callers (phone assurance): Please call Active Generations at 336-6722 for further information. Care Callers program seeks clients — Would you like a daily telephone call from a Care Caller? We have volunteers who make daily telephone calls to individuals who are living alone, who find it difficult to leave their home on a regular basis, or who would just like to have someone “check on them” in the mornings. Our volunteer callers enjoy phone conversation, and are waiting for the opportunity to call you Monday through Friday (at the time you prefer) to say, “Hello! How are you doing today?” Our hope is to eliminate the feeling of isolation that you have, and provide emergency response services as necessary. There is no charge for Care Callers. One of our current Care Caller clients has greatly appreciated the friendly call each morning. “You have given me a reason to get up in the morning!” she said. If you want to be part of this wonderful program, or if you would like to refer someone to the program, please call Val LIetz at 336-6722 and we will get you started as soon as possible. This program is coordinated through Active Generations.

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Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

BRIDGES Employment Resource Center

Nancy Burt BRIDGES Program Director

Par Excellence: Job Fair 2018

We had a really successful Job Fair this year on the morning of September 12th. The weather was good, and the feedback from the businesses and the job seekers was really positive. Everyone liked the morning timeslot, they liked the smaller or medium size job fairs (like ours!), and of course, the price was just right! One business indicated this was her “favorite job fair”! We heard from several businesses that the quality of job seekers this year was

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the best they have seen. We thank all of you who took the time to attend our job fair. If you were one the folks who requested more services, you would have gotten by now an email from us. If for some reason we missed you, or the email didn’t go through, PLEASE call us and make an appointment with one of our experienced Job Coaches, ready and willing to work with you on any aspect of your job search.

COFFEE CHAT! Thursday, Nov 15th • 10-11 a.m. Active Generations Library

to all our sponsors! CCC Information Systems Covington Care & Rehabiltation Center Dakotabilities Dow Rummel Electronic Systems, Inc. First Premier Bank Five Star Call Center Good Samaritan Communities Harvard Integrations H & R Block Homewood Suites & Towneplace Suites Korecares Lewis Drug Lifescape

Lowes Metabank Midco Peopleready Recover Health Renew Energy Sam’s Club Sanford Health Sheraton Hotel Short Staffed Visiting Angels Volunteeers Of America Wells Fargo

We will be having a Coffee Chat with the folks from Sioux Falls PARK AND REC. They have several FT and PT jobs that might be of interest to you! No registration needed…just come on in and chat with Shawn.

Wednesday, November 21 10–11:30 a.m. BRIDGES is hosting the following Job Search Seminar:

”Interviewing Basics” Many job seekers indicate the most stressful part of the job hunt is the actual job interview. Come and participate in this informative and FREE workshop while we cover the do’s and don’ts of interviewing, and how to handle tough questions. Call 605.333.3318 to register for this FREE workshop, taught by one of our Job Coaches. Or email:

37 605-333-3317

Thank you to everyone that helped with the Rake the Town event! Since this paper will be printed before the event even happens, we don’t exactly know how many teams helped how many homeowners, but we do know it will be a successful event by the numbers we have at the time of printing (October 18)! Now that the time for raking is done, unfortunately, we need to think ahead to snow removal and our Adopt a Sidewalk program. If you can scoop your own driveway and sidewalks, think about reaching out for at least one other homeowner in need. We try to assign a homeowner a volunteer scooper for the entire snow season as close to their home as possible. You will be helping a neighbor in need. If you are able to help, call Anne at 333-3317 to volunteer! Since most of us already have our homes ready for the winter by the start of November, I thought I would

share a different kind of “to-do list” this month. The month of November is synonymous with celebrating Thanksgiving, eating turkey, and watching football, but there are quite a few smaller but mighty events you should have on your calendar, too. Take note of these dates and enjoy! 1. Raise awareness during American Diabetes Month. This year, the American Diabetes Association<http://www. html?referrer=https://> is focusing on the theme “Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes”<http:// adm/adm-2015-fact-sheet. pdf> to let mothers who’ve had gestational diabetes know that both they AND their babies are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes later. 2. Hit the movie theater

to catch the newest version of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. (November 9) or feed your Harry Potter need with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16). A Christmas classic gets a new voice with Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”(PBS), “Doctor Strange”), as the Grinch and the latest installment of the Harry Potter world will get you in the holiday mood, we hope! 3. Pay respect on Veterans Day. (observed date: November 12) Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or neighbor, let that person know how much you appreciate his or her service. 4. Be nice for World Kindness Day. (November 13) This international holiday, founded in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, encourages everyone to look deep into their hearts, past religion, race and other differences to do something nice for their neighbors and humankind. (Hint: Volunteer for Adopt a Sidewalk??) 5. Get someone to nix that nasty habit for the Great American Smokeout. (November 15)

“Snow” Place like Home! Volunteer for the Adopt A Sidewalk program and help someone stay in their home longer! Contact Workers on Wheels at 605-333-3317 to be added to the volunteer list. A Complete Solution to Keeping Your Loved One at Home. Over the last 25 years, Homecare Services has earned its reputation as a trusted provider of in-home services. 3710 S. Westport Ave., Ste. B • Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-332-2196 • 800-899-2578

Promoted by the American Cancer Association<http:// stayawayfromtobacco/ greatamericansmokeout/ history-of-the-great-american-smokeout>, this day is all about encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit. Here is South Dakota you can reach out to the SD Quitline for help as well. (https://www.sdquitline. com) 6. It’s time for the good old outdoors on Take a Hike Day. (November 17) Bundle up and enjoy the crisp air today. Fall is a beautiful season to hike, so there’s no time like the present to get moving. (Check out page 7 to check out the AG Hiking Clubs Winter Schedule.) 7. Most of us have more stuff than we need so there’s “Use Less Stuff Day”. (November 18) Take the day to reflect on exactly which kinds of stuff are excessive in your day-to-day life and how you might reduce said stuff. Or at least clear room for the

new stuff you’ll be getting for the holidays! 8. Grab some popcorn and get comfy at home during World Television Day. (November 21) Grab the remote, tune in, and don’t feel guilty about being a couch potato on this entertainment filled day. 9. Give thanks and pass the stuffing on Thanksgiving. (November 22) It’s time for food, family, and relaxation. Enjoy this day and let it act as a reminder of all the people who are important to you. Also, seconds, please?! 10. Shop until you drop during Black Friday AND celebrate National Day of Listening. (November 23) It’s time to hit the sales and get pumped about the holidays! But oral histories are important too. A nonprofit called StoryCorps encourages people to record interviews at veteran’s hospitals, senior centers, shelters and other community centers to keep the story going.

Imagination Library In 2017, over 11,000 children in the Sioux Empire received a package in the mail every month and the smile on their faces when their very own book arrives is

priceless! Maybe your own grandchild or neighbor receives these books, but did you know this program is made possible through gifts to the Sioux Empire United Way? SEUW has been funding Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since 2001. Since then, 1,841,579 books have been distributed to children 0-5! Children receive “The Little Engine That Could” once they are signed up and continue to receive age-appropriate books every month until they turn 5! Dolly’s vision was to create a lifelong love of reading, prepare children for school and inspire them to dream. The Sioux Empire United Way wanted to emphasize the importance of ready and provide the opportunity for children to develop a love for reading and learning early on in life for future success, much like Dolly Parton’s dream and vision making this partnership possible. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library program is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. To sign up a child to receive these books, please contact our office at 336-2095 or email<> to learn more about how you can make a difference!


Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Nutrition Notes Priscilla Thornton Nutrition Director

What does health mean to you? If you asked this question to cultures all over the world you would get several different answers. Americans tend to think of Health as movement, action, productivity, freedom, unrestricted living, and health as first wealth. What is your definition of health? To be healthy is to recognize ourselves as one-whole system- body, mind, and soul. If we neglect one part of ourselves the whole system can suffer. Healthy living is a belief that I deserve to take care of myself and I play a part in the care of others. Healthy living is living in relationship with self, with others, with personal space, with nature, with community, with movement, with body nourishment, with spirituality. Every day we can make a choice to live our best life now. No matter our health or weight challenge. We are not broken, we do not have to wait until we reach a certain health goal, instead choose today to live your best life now! Live today like you have already achieved your “someday I will” health goals. Do you feel like your life has a purpose? Do you have a passion that is wanting your attention? When we live as our authentic selves we live in accordance with who we are and naturally we live less stressed and gravitate toward healthier behaviors. Do you live with passion? Have you explored your purpose for your life at this time in your life? When we agree to live our authentic selves and put our passion into practice we become co-creators in gifting the world with our talents to help ourselves and others.

Here are some common false beliefs that limit all of us from living a full and purposeful life. • Not believing you have the ability to change • Choosing to not act-to isolate self from community • Not asking for help from others when you need it • Not addressing stress in your life • Anxiety, depression, sadness, apathy, unresolved anger toward self or others, guilt, hopelessness, feeling unworthy of a better life • Checking out, disengaging—just going through the motions • Belief that you have nothing to offer yourself or another • Trying to be too perfect, failure to acknowledge your humanity • Not taking time to examine what you are feeling and your unwanted behaviors • Neglecting your spiritual side • Not expressing your creativity Where do your beliefs about nutrition come from? All of us grew up with information about food and body that came to us from TV, movies, media, family, experts, and the multibillion dollar diet industry. Growing up in our culture we cannot help but have internalized many nutritional beliefs that do not serve us and are false. Examining nutritional beliefs that are not true and do not serve us is key to healing our relationship with food and body. Have you internalized any of these toxic nutritional beliefs? • Food is the enemy. Fat in food is the enemy. Fat in food equals fat on my body • When I eat on my plan I am good and when I eat off I am bad • Food that is good for me has to taste bad and be pleasure-less • Eating foods I enjoy for pleasure is always wrong and makes me feel guilty

• The scale is king and always correct. What the scale says dictates the course of my day • My self-worth is tied up in a number on a scale and what I see in the mirror • I judge myself and others judge me by how I look • I judge others by how they look • Who I am is caught up in what I look like on the outside Take a few minutes in the next week to take note each time you have a toxic nutritional belief. Write it down and cross-examine its validity like a good lawyer would. Does this belief still hold true for you after examining it with your intellect? Write down a positive response to the toxic belief you have identified and when that belief surfaces in your mind, reframe it with the new belief. For example, the scale says you gained a pound on vacation and you find you are internally beating yourself up for it. Stop and reframe this automatic though with a conscious positive thought: I feel great and refreshed after my vacation, I had so much fun and I really enjoyed myself. It was great to spend time with my

Good Health and Stable Weight--There is So Much More to it Than Just What We Eat friends and family. It was fun to try all those interesting ethnic restaurants. I am excited to get back to my regular eating schedule and I know I will be feeling like myself again in no time. As we are drawn into winter with the wonderful celebrations of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day there is a lot of opportunity to celebrate and food is always a part of the celebrations. Take the time to slow down with food and really enjoy the food you are eating and think about the thoughts you are having as you are eating. Eating in a relaxed state actually helps us to metabolize our food better, to use it for energy more so than fat storage, and to create a feeling of fullness and satisfaction. It is always ok to enjoy your food. Enjoying what you are eating is part of a healthy outlook on life and removes judgement and tension around food choices allowing your body to relax into nourishment. Does any of this ring true for you? If you are like most of us it does. This October I finished an amazing and enlightening 8-month MindBody-Eating Coach training

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offered at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating founded by Marc David, author of the Slow Down Diet and originator and industry leader in Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition. Mind-Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting new field that advances the practice of clinical Nutriton by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism. It goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the obvious connections between brain, body, and behavior. I sought out Marc’s training because it is what I feel is missing from the weight loss industry. It is about finding your sustainable weight for the long game. If you would like to explore more with me about your relationship with food and body give me a call and we can discuss. I am taking on three clients for free. My contact is 605333-3304 or pthornton@ Article Source: Marc David ©Institute for the Psychology of Eating available at

Samantha Locke Home Delivered Case Mgr.

Help Wanted!

Due to medical reasons, job commitments and just busy life styles, Meals on Wheels has lost a few great volunteer drivers! Meals on Wheels is now seeking volunteers who are willing to drive the same route – just one time a week. Being a volunteer Meals on Wheels driver is a very rewarding experience and you will make a difference in the lives of homebound seniors throughout the Sioux Empire. Volunteering to drive a route typically takes an hour and each route is approximately 20 miles or less. Please see below to view what days/routes we have open every week: Tuesday: Route #19 – Southeast Wednesday: Route #15 - Northwest Thursday: Route #3 – Southeast; Route #15 – Northwest; Route #16 – West Friday: Route #7 – East; Route #8 - Southeast; Route #15 - Northwest; Route #21 – South/Central Please contact the Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Samantha Locke, at (605) 333-3305 or for more information or to sign up to volunteer to deliver.


MASSAGE THERAPY 1:30 - 7:30 p.m., Room 128 Wednesday, November 7 Tuesday, November 20 Wednesday, November 28 Tuesday, December 4 Wednesday, December 19

Call Active Generations to set up an appointment (1:30–7:30 p.m.) with massage therapist CarolAnn Schroeder; $17 for 15 minutes, $34 for 30 minutes. SANFORD HEALTH COOPERATIVE Tuesdays - Room 128 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon Every Tuesday morning, many of you stop in the Conference Room to see one of our team of nurses, or our pharmacist, dietitian, social worker, or therapists.

Who comes to the CoOp?

REIERSON’S REIERSON’S MIRACLE EAR HEARING AID SCREENS Thursday, November 15 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room 132 The wonderful staff at Reierson’s MiracleEar will do free Hearing Aid Screens every other month. Please call Active Generations to reserve a time at 336-6722.


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HOLIDAY EATING TIPS Tuesday, November 13 1:00-2:00 Room 128 The Holidays are here! Celebrating with family and friends is so good for us but sometimes we can overdo the food and drink. Come and learn some tips and tricks to help you enjoy Holiday Celebrations while still maintaining your healthy eating habits. The presenter will be our own Active Generations Nutrition Director, Priscilla Thornton. Please register for this class at the information window by Friday, November 9.

STANFORD HEARING SCREENS Thursday, December 13 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Room 132 Come get your FREE hearing screens. Our Friends from Stanford Hearing Aids will be here on the following day in the Art Studio, Room 132, from 10:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. Please Call Active Generations to reserve a time to see Ann. Call 3366722. SANFORD FOOT CLINIC No appointments open in November Next available dates are: Thursday, December 27 Friday, December 28 Make appointments at Active Generations’ front desk. Cost: $25, payable at appointment. Foot care performed by a nurse. Room 132. Please call Active Generations at (605) 3366722 to schedule an appointment.

7 Convenient Sioux Falls Locations to Serve You 1601 S. Sycamore Ave. (605) 334-1173 4101 S. Louise Ave. (605) 361-1382 3000 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 334-8012 1900 S. Marion Rd. (605) 361-3347 3020 E. 10th St. (605) 336-8998 1231 E. 57th St. (605) 274-7062 2700 W. 10th St. (605) 271-1645

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HEALING THE GUT Wednesday, November 7 10:30-11:30 Room 203 This presentation will be a practical guide to solving chronic gut issues from the view of a functional medicine solution looking at the whole “you”. Are you experiencing urgent diarrhea or chronic constipation? The focus will be on gastrointestinal issues, trying to restore a healthy balance and get you back to focusing on other things in life. Gina

FALL PREVENTION Monday, November 12 10:30-11:30 Room 203 Falls among older adults are a serious problem, and a bad fall can have a huge impact on an otherwise healthy and independent life. The good news, however, is that falls can be prevented. By doing a little planning, this threat can be reduced or eliminated, giving you and your loved ones years of independent living. We will discuss risk factors for falls, concrete steps to take to reduce falls and how we may work together to minimize risk factors. Our Physical Therapist will also be available after the presentation for questions and a free walker safety check. Join us for this

time together to learn how we may prevent accidents and maintain a safe environment. The presenter will be Sharon Bethke, Physical Therapist with Sanford Home Health and Hospice Services. Register with the information windo by Thursday, November 8.


Anyone is welcome who has a health complaint, a nagging problem, or just has a desire to get better acquainted with their own health and learn how to do better self -management. We have an expert team to help with new or existing health problems; to do regular blood pressure checks; to answer questions about medications or their side effects; to evaluate mobility problems such as weakness, poor balance or risk for falls. Is the Health Co-Op for you? It is really for everyone, especially those receiving Medicare or Medicaid or who have little or no health insurance. Stop in and chat with our committed and friendly staff! We’d love to offer health care surveillance, if desired, or wellness and prevention screening and education. To contact Sanford Health Cooperative to schedule an appointment, contact them at 605-3333217.

GOOD SAMARITAN HOME CARE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS 1st – 4th Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Good Samaritan Home Care provides FREE blood pressure checks the first through the fourth Wednesdays of each month. Our volunteer nurse, Lois, will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the foyer. Stop by to have your blood pressure checked.


your Good Health



Donahue from Mary Wuebben Wellness in Sioux Falls will lead the seminar. Register with the information window by Friday, November 2.

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Vol. 40, Issue 11 • November 2018

Noon Meals Served Menus Subject to Change Without Notice 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.





PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition services does not provide carry-out containers for leftovers. All ages are welcome to dine with us. Persons younger than 60 can eat for the full cost of the meal, and persons 60 years or older can eat for a recommended donation. Our menus are not adjusted for food allergies.

ALL MEALS SERVED WITH 1% MILK and WHOLE-WHEAT BREAD (except where otherwise noted)













































Trail Ridge is Senior Living Designed by You! Senior Living Community

I Independent Living: • Custom design your new home • Beautiful open floor plan • One and two bedroom apartments available now for selection!

I Assisted Living: • 40 private apartments • Personalized care plans

I Memory Care: • 22 private rooms • Personalized care plans

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Trail Ridge Senior Living Community 3408 W. Ralph Rogers Road Sioux Falls, SD 57108

605 -339 -4847 • Trail Ridge is owned and operated by American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, a not for profit provider of senior health care since 1930.



When you decide that the time is right to buy a monument… you have a choice.

Everyone grieves on their time. Don’t feel like you have to rush and purchase your monument for your loved one. We have had people come in and begin the process of buying a monument with us…only later to learn that they signed a contract with their funeral home, committing them to a particular monument company. Despite their desires of wanting to work with us, they were now legally bound. In reality, it is something they could more than likely Ànd a way out of; but when dealing with something so heavy as the loss of a loved one, it wouldn’t be fair to Àght that battle on top of everything else. We understand that losing someone you love is an extremely emotional time… so much so that we just sign off on things that we are not even aware of. It is a shame to have to have this conversation, but just be careful with what you are signing. You are entitled to leaving your options/choices open…not having them decided for you.

4901 W. 12th St. (ON THE SOUTH SIDE) • OR call us at 605-339-3180

November 2018 Edition  
November 2018 Edition