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BSRI THRIFT STORE SHOPPING

A SEASON OF HOPE


2222 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

(P) 910-343-8209

(F) 910-343-8836

Is Elderhaus PACE right for you? Elderhaus PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) offers an alternative to nursing home care for seniors 55 and older. An optional benefit under Medicare and Medicaid, PACE provides inter-disciplinary care therefore enabling seniors to remain in the community longer. Our transportation department is available to ensure seniors arrive safely to our center and back home again. Elderhaus’ Home Care department is made up of experienced and carefully vetted Nurse Aides. Elderhaus aides work in the home in accordance with senior abilities and needs; ensuring safety, health and quality of life. When you enroll in PACE we become your For more information call, healthcare provider and the rate for your PACE approved care visit us at Elderhaus.com will not change even if your needs do. Qualifying seniors must: or follow us on Facebook  Reside in the PACE service area (see below)  Be at least 55 years of age  Meet PACE requirements for living safely in the home PACE Services  Meet the state criteria for nursing home level of care available according Elderhaus PACE proudly serves all of New Hanover County and to participant need: Hampstead as well as the following zip codes in Brunswick County 28422, 28451, 28461, 28479  Adult Day Care  Home Care  Transportation  Rehabilitative Therapy  Recreation  Dietary  Counseling  24 hour on-call services  Pharmacy  Durable Medical Equipment  Specialists visits

We work with you to provide care that works for you!

TTY 1-800-735-2962


Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

· Jim Fish, President & CEO · Yvette Gosline, Vice President of Programs & Services

· Melody Stephens, Director of · · · · · · · · · ·

Operations Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator Anita Langin, Accounting Technician Jennifer Sherman, Director of Case Management Eddie Jackson, Technology & Reporting Compliance Administrator Derissa Gore, Case Management Support Teresa Muchler-Nogi, Data Systems Manager Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator Mallory Balice, Program Specialist Karen Tierney, Receptionist

· Virginia Long, Ash · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Mike Blandino, Calabash and Town Creek

· Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Adrienne Brown, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland · Anne Gass, Shallotte · Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte · Victoria Hine, Shallotte · Lee Norris, Shallotte · Emory Saghy, Shallotte · Zach Canady, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · René Tarquinio, Southport · Susan Whitley, Supply · Lindsey McClelland, Supply · Karen Kirkman, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store · Vaughn Hatley, Southport

H

appy Holidays, Everyone! We made it to the end of another year and 2017 will go down as another great 12 months of hard work, dedication, and accomplishment. It is hard to believe that we opened two new full-service senior centers and a new kitchen in Leland. I am so proud of the way that our community has come together to support, provide resources, and improve the quality of life for our seniors. December marks the 1-year anniversary month of the purchase of the Brunswick Center at Supply Senior Center. Much work has been done to bring that center to fruition and make it a jewel in the portfolio of centers. Many have enjoyed the programs and services available at this wonderful location that serves the Supply, Lockwood Folly, Sunset Harbor, and southern Bolivia areas. The building has also been able to generate income for programs and services through evening rentals. We are all grateful for 2017 and the many blessings and achievements realized this year. I would like to take a moment to thank our seniors, the BSRI board of directors, county managers, and county commissioners for their

Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO

commitment to our senior community. My hope for this holiday season is an increased measure of generosity, service and love.

News & Announcements Open enrollment, or making adjustments to Medicare health insurance plans, continues this month. The election period runs through Dec. 7. This is a great time to review your insurance coverage and the only time you can make changes. This service is free to individuals 55 and older and is available in Shallotte and Southport. To get the most out of your FROM THE CEO, continued on page 4


Letter from the President

FROM THE CEO, continued from page 4 been raised. No amount is too

session, we request that you make a reservation. Reservations help us to know how to prepare employee and volunteer schedules. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (910) 754-2300 and ask for Karen. Calabash Update: BSRI is seeking community support from area residents, businesses, and nonprofits to assist with needed supplies, furnishings, donations etc. that will be non-budgeted items for the new center. $100,000 will need to be raised to meet that need. So far $80,000 has

small. If you would like to make a contribution, please call (910) 754 -2300 and ask for Debra Marlowe. Please be mindful of those around you this holiday season. I am burdened by the thought of those who will pass the coming days in loneliness. The magnitude of this problem cannot be overcome by one organization alone. Please reach out to those who suffer in isolation. May the spirit of the holidays be with you and yours!

Your Devoted Servant, Jim

Cover photo by Linda Walters

The BSRI Thrift store collects holiday decorations all year, and our cover photo displays just a few. Read more about the Thrift Store on page 32. Cover photographer and Buzz writer par excellence Linda Walters would like to share this holiday message: “The greatest gift is life. Honor it with faith, cherish it with love, and strengthen it by helping others. In this season of hope, may every heart find peace and comfort.�


BSRI News

Holiday Tips for Caregivers Don’t be stressed! Get support!

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On Dec. 5, the Brunswick Center at Shallotte Caregiver Support Group will feature holiday tips and activities to get you through this busy season while keeping your holiday cheer! Our guest speaker is Lisa Levine with Alzheimer's North Carolina (ALZNC). ALZNC is dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research. The program is from 10—11 a.m. in the Second Floor Board Room at

Modern technology is wonderful and exciting. But nothing is more frustrating than having the technology and not understanding how to use it.

—Jennifer Sherman, B.S., M.A., Director of Case Management

12:30 p.m., Thursdays Word; Excel; Publisher; Powerpoint; Outlook; Access; OneNote; and Windows 10.

Never used a computer at all? Used it a little? Frustration too great, the computer now sits on a desk idle until you have visitors?

All skill levels may attend.

Help is available! Two computer classes are offered at the BSRI Shallotte Senior Center. Ed Ambrose, Computer Instructor, has a vast knowledge of computers. After retiring with 30 years of service in the telecommunications industry, Ambrose uses his 10 years of computer experience to assist

the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. RSVP to (910) 754-2300 to register.

10 a.m., Fridays, six week course.

hundreds of people to learn how to use computers. Class space is limited. Registration is required. Classes include:

Everything you wanted to know about using the computer. Frustration - gone! Check with the Shallotte Center for upcoming starting dates and details about these classes.

—Linda Walters


BSRI News

Help with Heat in Brunswick County

BSRI participants took a trip to the NC State Fair Oct. 17. “We ran into some people from Oak Island Senior Center. They drove, too!” said Paul Witmer, who took this photo.


Dining

Mallory Balice Program Specialist Christmas is right around the corner, and we all know it can be challenging for some of us to stay on a health kick during the season. December is full of holiday feasts and festive parties which can all impact our commitment to healthful eating. Here are some nutritional strategies that will help you stay healthy during the holidays.

mashed potatoes. This can add a ton of flavor and also decrease added butter. Try reduced-fat cheese for casseroles.

Use half the amount of sugar in pies – this will save you half the calories! Eat a fiber-filled breakfast – start your day with a small meal that includes high protein and whole grains if you plan on eating more later. While socializing with friends, do not rush to eat. Eat slowly and mindfully and enjoy every taste.

Try using low-sodium fat-free chicken broth when making

trays – this will help reduce overeating and nibbling.

Stay away from the appetizer

Use half whole wheat flour and half regular all-purpose flour. Whole wheat will give you extra fiber and nutrition. The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate with friends and family. If we just prep and plan beforehand, we can all keep that extra holiday weight off for the New Year!


SHIIP / Volunteers

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runswick Senior Resources, Inc. recognizes its volunteers are one of its greatest assets. These talented people give back to our communities through knowledge, positive energy, and a spirit of support for seniors. Brenda Ambrose, December’s featured volunteer, exemplifies the dedication, caring, and loyalty of BSRI volunteers. Brenda retired with 30 years’ corporate service in administrative management, human resources, and logistics. After volunteering at the Shallotte Senior Center for two and a half years, she knows every aspect of the center, from administration of the office

members, guests, and visitors as she welcomes them to the center. Brenda answers questions, ensures needs are met, and creates a helpful and friendly environment.

and front desk, to serving lunches and preparing meals on wheels in the kitchen. She sees what needs to be done and does it. Brenda also reaches out to other Shallotte Center volunteers as chair of the administrative board. She is respected by management,

Brenda resides in Shallotte with her husband, Ed, and her min-pin mix, Cabo. Her greatest joys are her daughter, Lacy; son-in-law, James; grandson, Colin; and granddaughters, Avery and Ashlyn. Brenda volunteers to assist seniors as a tribute to her beloved father who taught her to give back to others. She finds volunteering rewarding as it allows her to remain active and energetic. Ěś Linda Walters


Volunteers Get on our SHIIP! Volunteers needed for our Senior Health Insurance Information Program! Our simple, FREE, training program will prepare you and certify you to counsel others through Medicare questions. Sign up January 1st to be ready for next year’s open enrollment starting in October! For more information, call Sarah Powell @ (910)754-2300 ext1022.

Join volunteers like Ken and be certified to counsel clients based on your schedule! OR Join volunteers like Eunice who do administrative volunteering for SHIIP!

Dedicated

to the mission of helping others.

Knowledgeable

on Medicare topics and

questions. Willingness

We will find what works for you!

Business Able

and people oriented.

to problem solve and work

independently. Administrative Computer

How do I know if volunteering for SHIIP is right for me? Here are a couple skills essential to being a SHIIP volunteer:

to learn.

Ability

experience preferred.

skills/reading and writing skills.

to maintain a professional attitude and

client confidentiality.


Our Brunswick Community

Hope


Our Brunswick Community

Lending Hope at Brunswick Medical Center by Linda Walters

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eborah Lannon had no idea in 2009, while on a threemonth sabbatical to Holden Beach, that in 2016 she would become the first fulltime paid chaplain at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet with patients to offer support, hope, and strength. They are there to listen, to be the person you can talk to when you can’t talk to family or friends. A chaplain will celebrate your joy with you or offer a supportive presence should you face a major life change.

After 25 years as an ordained minister of five churches with the United Church of Canada, Deborah chose to retire early from congregational ministry. Moving first to Greensboro, and then to Wilmington, Deborah's day at work Deborah was happy with is a day of caring: retirement, but wanted to patient visits, team stay active helping others. Having a positive, open Photo by Linda Walters aa meetings, administrative duties, or mind when considering life Deborah Lannon, M.Div., enjoys a moment of sunshine during her providing a kind word changes often result in daily routine of offering spiritual support to patients at Brunswick or a helping hand positive results. The positive Medical Center. wherever it is needed. result for Deborah is her current position as chaplain. “There is no such day as a typical day,” Deborah says. “Every day there are new patients and people who Most people would think this would be an easy need emotional and spiritual support. Everyone comes transition as Deborah is an ordained minister, that all she with their own unique story, and their own unique set would have to do is apply and be hired. Not so easy, as of needs.” Deborah continued building on her Master of Divinity, a crucial component of a well-rounded theological As co-chair of the hospital ethics committee, and as a education. She completed 400 hours of classroom chaplain, Deborah is respectful of the faith and trust instruction in clinical training; one year of full-time bestowed upon her by patients and her team members. residency; 1,600 hours of supervised patient contact; and “I have no agenda when visiting a patient. I have the obtained board certification as a professional chaplain. time to sit and listen with undivided attention,” Deborah said. “I may have only one visit with a patient, or there may be more, but with each visit I want to offer support At Brunswick Medical Center, Deborah joined a and care that is most appropriate for that person.” team of dedicated professionals including doctors, nurses, and clinical staff. Every patient is treated individually for physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. In addition to Deborah, 18 other chaplains in our area volunteer their time and effort to assist patients in their recovery.

Being a patient at the hospital is not something anyone wants, but if a hospital stay is required, you may find that you have an option for a visit from a chaplain— one who wants to make your visit a little brighter, and your recovery a little faster.


Trips / BSRI News

Saturday, April 14, 2018 $15 per person, non-refundable Trip Opens: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, March 1, 2018 (or no more space) Departs from The Brunswick Center at Supply at 7am. Trip includes: Driver and transportation to the festival. Arrive in time for the parade, street fair and more!

May 24 – June 1, 2018 Prices start at $ 2199 per person based on double occupancy. Cabins still available! $250 deposit per person to reserve spot, fully refundable

until January 15, 2018. 2nd deposit of $500 due October 16, 2017, refundable. Final payment due January 5, 2018 Price is subject to change. Becomes firm with a refundable deposit. 8 Days / 7 Nights Trip Includes: Round-trip Airfare, 1 night hotel accommodation in Seattle. Guided tour of Seattle, 8 Day/7 Night Alaskan Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas” to include cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and transfers in Seattle. Motor coach transportation to and from airport. Passport required. For more information contact Susan Whitley at: 910754-7604 ext. 1060 or swhitley@bsrinc.org Please RSVP for Trips in person at your local Senior Center. All additional payments other than deposits can be paid in installments unless otherwise noted. Special dietary needs or room requests, please notify us at the time of registration. Departure locations vary.


Ash Senior Site/BSRI News Ash Senior Site Virginia Long, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road Ash, NC 28420 Call 910-287-3998 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30—1:30 Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12pm

Activity Calendar December 2017 Subject to change

Tuesday

Thursday

5 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show

7 10:00am Board Puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV Game Show 12:25pm Nutrition Presentation 14 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show

12 9:30am LIEP 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show 12:15pm BP Screening 19 Christmas Party 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show 26

SITE CLOSED

21

SITE CLOSED SITE CLOSED

28 BIRTHDAY DAY 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show


Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site BSRI Nutrition Program

at Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department

1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 910-363-0018 BSRI Nutrition Program Operating Hours: 10am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 910-754-2300 Program Information www.cityofbsl.org or 363-0018

December 2017

Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site Activity Calendar *Subject to change

Monday

Tuesday

SPECIAL TRIPS Saturday, December 2nd 8-10am $5 Annual Pancake Fundraiser Saturday, December 2nd 2-7pm $2 4 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

Thursday

SeaNotes Concert and Dinner Sunday, December 17th 3-9pm $30 Christmas Story Musical Thursday, December 21st 10-3pm Shopping at Tanger Outlets $5 6 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

7 10am - Mah Jong

13 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

14

21 10am - Mah Jong

4-9pm Enchanted Airlie $5

20 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

26

27

28

5

11am-1pm Holiday BINGO $5 6pm –All Levels Yoga

11 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

12

18 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

19

6pm –All Levels Yoga

6-9pm Christmas Concert in Wilmington $2

25

Wednesday

6pm –All Levels Yoga

Community Center CLOSED

6pm - All Levels Yoga

Friday 1 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

8 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch

12:30 Ice Cream Social

12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

10am - Mah Jong 6pm - All Levels Yoga

2-9pm “Night of A Thousand Candles” at Brookgreen Gardens 10am-3pm Last Minute Shopping @Tanger Outlets $5

6pm - All Levels Yoga

10am - Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

15 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

6:30 Christmas Dance Party & Social $5

22 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

5-9pm Family Pizza and Christmas Movie $5

29 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club


The Brunswick Center at Leland Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

DAILY: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Morning News, Chess & Board Games, Devotions before Lunch * = Fee Based Class; ^ =Requires Sign Up; Red=New Offering 10:00 Painting

8:30

Strength & Core

8:30

Tone & Stretch

10:30 BINGO*

10:00 Painting

10:30 Chair Aerobics

9:30

Rise & Shine Yoga

9:30

Geri-Fit

10:30 Arthritis Exercise

10:00 Geri-Fit

11:00 Crafts

10:30 Jewelry Making

9:30

Line Dancing

11:30 Tai-Chi Fit/Flow *

10:30 Brain Games

10:30 Mystery Activity

10:30 Balance Class

10:00 Painting

11:00 Crafts

11:30 Strength & Cardio

11:00 Hand Drumming

10:30 Chair Aerobics

11:00 Computer Help

11:30 Tai-Chi Fit/Flow*

11:00 Crafts

11:00 Intro Line Dancing

11:30 TRX Grp Training *

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^

12:30 Walk w/Ease^

(6wks)

(6Wks)

1-3

Mah Johngg

1:00

Sleep Mats

11:30a Lunch

12 Lunch

12:30 TRX Overflow*

1:00

Yoga

1:30

Walk w/ Ease^

12 Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^

1:30

Yoga

(6wks)

2:00

Tabata*^

1:00

Oil Painting

(8+ ppl required)

(6wks) 2:00

Chair Yoga

Contributions Always Welcome for Non Fee-Based Activities

Monthly MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 1

4

5 Quilting Bee Meet & Greet & Sew 12p-3p

11

12

6 Hand & Foot Card Game 1-3p

19

26 Closed

World Aides Day 12:00 pm

12/5: Quilting Bee Meet, Greet, Sew

8

7

12/20: Comfort Keepers: Presentation on Arthritis (Benefits of Diet & Exercise) 1pm Fridays: Computer Classes

13

20

14 Holiday Party & Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest 10:30 am

15

21

22 CLOSED

CLOSED

Well Care Classes w/Callum

Hand & Foot Card Game 1-3p 25 Closed

Special Events/New Activities ONGOING: Well Care Classes: 12 wks

Senior Center Closed

MERRY XMAS SHOW 10:30-11:30 AM Fun Fatale Group

18

FRIDAY

27

Christmas Holiday

Regular Monthly Events 28

Coups For Troops 9:30a

Dec 21,22,25,26

29

1st Fridays - Birthday Celebration 2nd Thurs –Caregiver Support Grp Quilting Bee will resume in January Last Wednesdays - Coups For Troops


The Brunswick Center at Leland 121 Town Hall Drive Leland, NC 28451 910-754-7701

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Adrienne S. Brown, Assistant Director

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

The Leland Center Motto:

“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.”

Many thanks to all of you who so faithfully fold, flatten, cut & loop bags to make sleeping mats for our less fortunate neighbors. So far, two mats have been completed and we will continue to meet

Oil Painting with Jeri Thursdays at 1pm

Every Tuesday, from 1-3pm

Materials needed: 1 - 11x14 Canvas 1 - Table Easel 1 - Picture of Interest 1 - Palette Graphite Paper Tracing paper Paper Towels Oil paints Odorless Turpentine Brushes

Caregiver Support Group 2nd Thursdays 10am

Our happy billiard players

Please know that you may work on flattening, folding, and cutting bags at anytime, so help yourselves to our full shelves of bags in the “Rack Room” (Billiards). We very much appreciate the donations of bags, time, and skill.

-Linda Wadhams, Debbie Borgia, and all of us here at The Brunswick Center at Leland.

“Hired Hands” Band Surprised Our Seniors With a Great Concert October 16, 2017

DROP-IN/FREE CHOICE ACTIVITIES: Puzzles, Books, Magazines, Card Games, Rummikub, TV, Billiards, Exercise Equipment, Shuffleboard, Board Games, Simple Sewing, Horseshoes, Corn Hole, Socialization, Walking, Coloring Sheets. AVAILABLE DAILY

Seeking Donated Recumbent Bikes or Rowers!

Join us every Monday for a Mystery Activity 10:30 am

Can you guess what the next Mystery Activity Will Be?


The Brunswick Center at Leland 121 Town Hall Drive Leland, NC 28451 910-754-7701

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Adrienne S. Brown, Assistant Director

HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Older Adults December 1st is World AIDS Day. In 1988 World AIDS Day was founded to remember those who have fallen in the fight against the HIV/AIDS virus, and to show support to those living with it. In light of World AIDS Day it is important to highlight a population that is silently rising in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an increasing number of seniors living with HIV/AIDS, amounting to more than one-quarter of those with the virus being over age 50. Researches believe there two different sets of factors that contribute to this increase. First, the availability of more effective medication has meant that people have been able to better manage their disease and are now living longer lives. But this only accounts for part of that increase, and 17 percent of all new cases of infection occurred in people over 50. As Baby Boomers age, their cohort will be more likely to be unmarried, live alone, have second marriages or be reentering the dating pool. These circumstances coupled with greater access to male enhancement medications, stereotypes and misconceptions about risk factors, make this population more vulnerable. Social factors aside, there are physical risk factors as well. As we age, our skin becomes a less effective barrier from disease and our immune systems weaken. There is also the risk of HIV/AIDS-related symptoms may be misattributed, by patients and doctors, to other chronic illnesses common in later life, further delaying appropriate diagnosis. The most important point to remember is that HIV/AIDS testing is crucial if you are sexually active at ANY age. Signs and symptoms may not be visible for years and advanced age does not make one immune. This generation of older adults will live longer and be more proactive about their health than any other. Let’s make sure sexual health is included in that important equation. Speak with your doctor about HIV testing. You can find questions to help start the conversation on www.healthfinder.gov.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Are you a Quilter? Show your interest in our Quilting Bee at a Meet, Greet, & Sew Dec. 5, 12p –3p Regular Quilting Bee to resume in January 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 12p-3p Celebrate the Season with the

Fun Fatale Trio at

The Brunswick Center at Leland Monday, December 11th at 10:30 am.

Join Us For a Christmas Sweater Contest December 14th, 2017 10:30 am


Calabash Senior Site Mike Blandino, Site Manager/Service Assoc. Call 910-368-5348 or 910-754-2300 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30 am-1:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Calabash Senior Site Calabash Presbyterian Church 8820 Old Georgetown Road Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Activity

December 2017

CALENDAR Monday

Wednesday

Friday 1

BSRI’s Thrift Store 10001 Beach Dr. Calabash, NC Whether shopping, donating, or volunteering, your support of BSRI’s Thrift Store @ Calabash helps to provide vital services and resources for our senior participants.

Donations???

Call (910) 579-7488 to schedule pick-up. Your support is greatly appreciated!

10:00 am Reading 10:30 am BINGO 12:00 pm Lunch 4

6

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm Game

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

8 Reading Exercise Lunch Adult coloring

10:00 am Reading 10:30 am BINGO 12:00 pm Lunch

Christmas Party 10:00 am Reading 10:oo am LIEP 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:00pm Nutrition with Mallory SANTA COMES TODAY 18

13

15

10:00 am Reading 11:00 am Blood Pressure Screening 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30pm Adult coloring

10:00 am Reading 10:30 am BINGO 12:00 pm Lunch

20

22

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm Game

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm game

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole

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25 Site Closed Merry Christmas

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm game

Site Closed Merry Christmas

29 Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole

10:00 am Reading 10:30 am BINGO 12:00 pm Lunch


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Activity Calendar

DECEMBER EVERY MONDAY 9:00am Zumba Gold 10:30am Weekly Updates 10am Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Exercise Class Body Sculpting 11am *Stretch and Tone w/ Nancy ($5) 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/ Dean

Subject to change

EVERY TUESDAY 10am

Caregivers Support Group 10:30am GeriFit 11:15 am Aerobics Noon Lunch 1:15pm Tai Chi w/ Dean 1:30pm Scrabble 2:15pm *Yoga w/ Charlotte ($5) 2:30pm Beginner Line Dancing

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours 8am to 4pm

*Fee Based Classes Noted Above

4

EVERY WEDNESDAY 10am

Beginner Line Dancing 10am Tabata Class 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class Yoga Stretch Noon Lunch 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Rummikub 1:30pm Beginner Yoga 2pm Table Tennis

WEDNESDAY

Suggestion Box Located at the Reception Desk

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Zumba Gold Yoga w/ Nancy 10:30am GeriFit 11:15am Aerobics Noon Lunch 12:30pm Intro to Microsoft Office Suite 1:15pm Tai Chi w/ Dean

9:00am Choral Group 9:30am Ladies Pool / Billards 9:30am Pilates 10am Beginner Computer Class 10:30am Craft Class 10:30am Tabata Class 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Art Class 2pm Beginner Bridge

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

9am 10am

1 Trim The Tree 9am-2pm LIEP 10am Beginner Computer Class Week 4 10:30am BP Screening 10:30am Tabata 8 Christmas Party 10am Beginner Computer Class Week 5 10:30am Tabata 10:30am BP Screening 11am Christmas Show 7pm Blue Grass Band

5 11am Technology Workshop 11am Walgreens Presentation 5:30pm Diabetes Self-Management Class

6 St. Nicholas Day

7 Pearl Harbor Day

1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

11am Technology Workshop 11:45am Nutrition Presentation

11 12pm Basket Weaving With Zada Mae

12 Holiday Cookie Day Share your favorite cookies and recipes with us!

13 9am-2pm LIEP 10:00am Bowling 1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

14 11am Sip n Chat 11:45am Nutrition Presentation

15 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk6 10:30am BP Screening 10:30am Tabata 11am Senior Games Presentation 1pm Movie Day— Christmas Story

18Ugly Sweater Day

19 11am Walgreens Presentation

20 Center Closes at 1PM Today

21 CENTER CLOSED

22 CENTER CLOSED

25 CENTER CLOSED

26 CENTER CLOSED

27

28 BIRTHDAY DAY

29New Years Eve Party 10:30am BP Screening 10:30am Tabata

1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte —An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Anne Gass, Center Director Kathy Gehlhardt, Assistant Director

3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x 1001

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Featured Events . . . Items of Interest

Get Tech-y! Attend our Technology Seminar given by Tech-Savvy Instructor, Cassie Thomas, of CZ Wireless, Tuesday and Thursday, December 5th and 7th, 11am-Noon. Learn all the ins and outs of Android and iOS and mobile devices in general. Questions? Call Anne Gass.

LIEP (Low Income Energy Program) applications are being taken on Friday, Dec. 1st , and Wednesday, Dec. 13th from 9am to 2pm. Call the center for information. Our Christmas Party is Friday, Dec 8th. The “Fun Fatale Trio” will perform their Christmas show at 11am. Sign up required. Come and catch the Christmas spirit!

On October 24, 2017, at the Tuesday Tai Chi class, Sifu Dean Sutzer presented long-time Shallotte Tai Chi student Margarete O’Leary with her Crane Level Teaching Certificate. She says Tai Chi is the perfect balance of strength and beauty. She enjoys learning the martial applications which lie beneath each graceful movement. “I used to practice and teach Tae Kwon Do , and I have the battle scars to show for it; but, now, I prefer the gentle peacefulness of Tai Chi which is easier on my old(er) bones! Tai Chi has made me healthier and less stressed. I am grateful that the center offers this awesome class taught by a knowledgeable and caring instructor.”

Trim the Tree Party, Friday, Dec. 1st. Join us—it’s fun to decorate together.

Holiday Center Closure Dates: Christmas — Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday: 12/21, 22, 25, and 26. New Year’s Day — Monday, 1/1/18.

In the familiar words of Jim Henson’s Cookie Monster, it’s “COOKIE, COOKIE” time! Bake a batch of your favorite holiday cookies and bring them—and your recipe if it’s not a family secret—to the center on Tuesday, Dec. 12th for our Holiday Cookie Bake. Make sure you bake enough to share! A bit of trivia: what was the Cookie Monster’s original name before he adopted his nickname “Cookie Monster?” See page 21 for the answer.

Senior Games Presentation by Ambassador Joyce Lowrimore, Friday, Dec. 15th at 11am. There are a variety of categories for competition—not just sports, but the arts too. Not the competitive type? Show your support by cheering for your peers! BC games are coordinated by Parks and Recreation.

Ongoing Events Weekly Update/ Sip ‘n Chat

Blood Pressure Check

1st Friday by Share your questions, Amedisys Hospice. All suggestions, or comother Fridays, Lower ments every Monday Cape Fear Hospice. All at 10:30am and every days, 10:30am. No third Thursday at 11am. appointment needed. Coffee’s hot and free!

Celebrate Birthdays Celebrate these special days with us on the last Friday of every month. We’ll sing, eat cake, and have fun. Party hat and dancing optional.

Loose Change Challenge Thank you to everyone who donates your loose change. It really adds up and helps support senior programs here at the Shallotte center.

Movie Day Fridays at 1pm. Now showing: 12/15 A Christmas Story Free admission, popcorn and candy. Soft drinks and water available for purchase.

Monthly Quote The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness. Helen Keller


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x 1001

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Anne Gass, Center Director Kathy Gehlhardt, Assistant Director

Got Ugly Christmas Sweaters? We wanna see ‘em! Wear your most atrocious Christmas sweater to the center on Monday, Dec. 18th. Prizes will be given for the sweater voted the ugliest by your peers!

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle is a senior living community that has proudly served Brunswick County for seven years. They are expanding their options of care and will offer Assisted Living and Memory Care in 2018. For more information, call them at 910-754-8080.

Bowling at the Brunswick Bowling Center in Shallotte, Wed., Dec. 13th, 10am. Cost: $9 for two games and lunch. Call to sign up. Certified bowling coach Ed Ambrose is available to help. Another session of Beginner Computer Class begins soon. Six weeks; six classes. No fee, but sign up is required. Check for dates and times.

Party like it’s 2018 — which it will be very soon. Help us ring in the new year on Friday, Dec. 29th. Party hats, noise makers and goodies are all part of the fun!

More Craft Time! You asked; we listened. Beginning in January, we’re adding two more days to our monthly craft schedule. These days will help with waiting lists and classes that require more time to complete. We’ll also offer some crafting opportunities. This schedule will be offered on a trial basis and may be changed. Watch for details in the craft emails or call the center.

The Cookie Monster’s original name was Sid! Now you know... Crafty Fridays — 10:30am. Craft schedule is posted at the front desk and in the craft room. Seating is limited. If you have to cancel or are running late to class, please call as soon as you know. Others may be waiting for a space at the table and we don’t “hold” the space. (Pictures may be representative and project particulars are subject to change.) Dec. 1— Wine Cork Ornaments, Set of 2. $3. All supplies included.

Dec. 15— Handkerchief Angel, $3. All supplies included. Makes a timely keepsake, gift, or a nice addition to your holiday décor. Dec. 29— Christmas Card Gift Boxes $2. Make beautiful gift boxes from leftover Christmas cards that are too pretty to discard! All supplies included. Feel free to bring some of your favorite cards from home.

Dec. 8— Paint ‘n’ Take Stylized Angel, $5. (You may choose your favorite color for your own painting.) All supplies included.

Note: our Paint ‘n’ Take projects are step-by-step paintings that all skill levels can usually accomplish within the time allotted for the class. While you will learn various techniques as you paint, these Paint ‘n’ Take projects are not intended to be a substitute for traditional art instruction; i.e., “Art Class 101.” To learn “how to paint” using various brushes, papers, and mediums, etc., please ask about our traditional Art Class held at 1:30pm on Fridays.

Zada Mae’s Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class, Monday, December 11th, 12pm-3pm, cost $22. All supplies included. Choice of a basket or trivet. No experience necessary. Signup is always the Friday before the class.

Get Connected to Your Senior Center! Get real-time notices about new activities, important changes, updates and cancellations. Send your email info us at agass@bsrinc.org. We will never share or sell your email, or send emails that are not related to senior interests.

Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online: www.bsrinc.org.


Oak Island Senior Site Oak Island Community Center 102 S E 47th Street Deanna Eddinger, Oak Island, NC 28461 Community Center Director 910-278-3622 0r 278-6552 BSRI Main 910-754-2300 Senior Activity Calendar December 2017 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday 5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games

Wednesday 6 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Chair Yoga

Thursday 7 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

12 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

13 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Chair Yoga

14 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

19 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games

20 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Chair Yoga

21 CLOSED

27 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Chair Yoga

28 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lia Roberts 12/07 Judy Jaros 12/08 Kathy Watlington 12/14 Varie Warren 12/23 Janet Tallman 12/30


The Brunswick Center at Southport

December

Southport Senior Center Activity Calendar Subject to change, ($, denotes instructor fee; M, demotes material fee)

EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Yoga & Pilates 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9 :30 Easy Does IT 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Hand & Foot 10:00 Card Making/ Paper Crafting 10:30 Adult Coloring 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Cardio Fusion 12:30 Wii 1:30 Mah Jongg 1 Total Body Conditioning 6:30 Jam Session

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:30 Beach Walk @ Caswell Access ** 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:30 Chicago Bridge 9:30 Parkinson’s Support Group 9:30 Boxing 10:30 Gentle Yoga ($) 11:30 Lunch 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 12:30 Wii 12:30 Cornhole 12:30 Ladder Golf 1 Silver Paddles 1 Travel Desk 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:30 HIITS 6:30 Square Dancing ($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor ($) 9:30 Geri-Fit 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Shanghai Rummy 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 10:45 You Can Do It 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bible Study 12:30 Wii 12:30 Silver Samurai ($) 12:30 Games 12:45 Afternoon Movie (M) 1:00 Jewelry Making 101 1:00 Portrait Class ($)

8:00-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Yoga & Pilates 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:30 Gerifit 9 Quilting 10 Knit & Chain Gang 10 Quilting 10:30 Bible Study 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Wii 1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core ($) 1:00 Beg. Line Dance 2:00 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:30 HIITS ($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/ Friends 9 Technology Workshop 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10 Sewing 10 Hand & Foot Canasta 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Wii 12:30 Games 1 Pickleball 1 Photography 2nd & 4th Fridays 1:30 Hand Drumming

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

MONDAY

Calendar is subject to change...please email Jackie at jknott@bsrinc.org to receive regular updates THURSDAY

FRIDAY 1

4

5

6

7

8

Shopping Trip

11

12

13

12:30 pm Holiday Show & Refreshments

11:45 Blood Pressure Checks by Amedysis

AIDS awareness Presentation During lunch

18

19

20

12 pm “Your Life, Your Legacy”

14

15

21

22

11:00 a.m. Holiday Luncheon

25

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

26

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

27 10:00 Caregiver Support Group

28

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

29


The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461 Phone 910-754-7109

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at 11:a45am

December Shopping Trip

Monday, December 11th @ 2:00 p.m.

Singers—Dancers—and Musicians to Entertain You! Come sing Christmas Carols and enjoy some refreshments. (Santa may even make a visit) Put on by the “Tappers Extraordinaire”

Great Volunteer Opportunity! We are in dire need of front desk/receptionist volunteers. All days and most shifts. Choose 2, 4, 6, or 8 hour shifts!! Please see Melissa for more information.

BIBLE STUDY July and August Bible Studies held on Thursdays at 10:30 am will focus on the Gospel of Matthew. This is a non-denominational study and all are welcome

HEALTH EDUCATION PRESENTATION This month, an AIDS Awareness Presentation will be presented by a Communicable Disease Educator from the Health Department on Wednesday, December 13th held in the Center Lunch Room during lunch.

Geri-Fit®

Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am

Geri-Fit® is an evidence-based group strength training exercise program for older adults of all senior ages and fitness levels. This proven program helps rebuild strength lost through the aging process. Just show up! No fee! Mah Jongg Mondays 9:30am and 1:30pm We will be happy to teach you! NEW CRAFT CLASS! Tuesdays, 12:30 pm

Please come join us for our new craft class. Something fun and different every week. This is a beginner class, so if you think you aren’t a crafter, this one is for you!

Wednesday, December 6th Coastal Grand Mall

SHANGHAI RUMMY WEDNESDAYS 10:00 A.M. Hand and Foot Canasta Mondays and Fridays 10:00

Silver Paddles Join us Tues. 1pm

Quilt Volunteers Needed Thursdays 9 am!

The quilt group is starting another quilt for the center to draw as a fundraiser. Any quilters are welcome to join the fun! No experience necessary!

BOXING Tuesdays 9:30 am Just show up!

CORN HOLE Tuesdays 12:30pm No RSVP, just show UP!

Wish to Learn to Crochet or Knit?

Join us! Thursdays at 10am NO RSVP necessary


The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7109

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at 11:a45am

Brunswick Senior Center Holiday Luncheon!!! Monday, December 18th—11:00 a.m. Join us for a great time and holiday meal! Entertainment provided by Fun Fatale Trio and perhaps a visit from Santa himself! Please RSVP to 910-754-7109. You don’t want to miss the show! Hand Drumming

EVERY Friday at 1:30 pm Please come out and support our Drum Circle as they represent BSRI in the Southport 4th of July Parade! Come on in and practice!!

Billiards Monday-Friday 8am-4pm Just drop on by!

CARDIO FUSION MONDAYS 12:15

1st & 3rd Fridays at 1pm. No RSVP

“Your Life, Your Legacy

MOVIE TIME Wednesdays—12:45 p.m.

Friday, December 8th, 12:00 noon We again welcome Mary Anne Hersam with Peacock, Newman and White Funeral Home. Her presentation will be on planning for your family’s future. A catered lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to 754-7109.

Photography Group Wish to learn about digital cameras and pictures?

What’s showing? Join our weekly email listing to find out. Email Melissa at mcatlett@bsrinc.org

Technology Class Every Friday at 9 am. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop!

Line Dancing

Every Thursday 1 pm—Beginners 2 pm—Intermediate

Yoga & Pilates– Mondays & Thursdays 8am-9am You Can Do It– Mondays 9:30am-10:30am Gerifit-Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30am10:30am

Do you have a talent you’d like to share? Lots of opportunities to make a big difference at our center Please contact our director, Melissa Cartlett , for more information

A note of thanks to Bret Tharp with Next Day Access for judging our Halloween pumpkin decorating contest on Tuesday, October 31st. A special “thank you” to Charles Drew and the Southport Fire Department for doing a fire safety presentation on October 30th for our seniors! Also, thank you to Teresa Carroll with Edward Jones on her presentation on November 13th about scams and what our seniors should look out for.


The Brunswick Center at Supply December

Supply Senior Center Activity Calendar

Subject to change, ($, denotes instructor fee; M, denotes material fee; DG denotes events at Dinah E. Gore Center) Calendar is subject to change, please email Susan at bswhitley@bsrinc.org to receive regular updates.

EVERY MONDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9:30 Beginner Yoga 10 Crochet & Knit Gang 10:15 Co-Ed Volleyball (DG) 10:45 Gentle Yoga 11:15 Tai Chi 12 Lunch 12 Qi Gong/Tai Chi 12:30 Dancing to the Oldies 1 RAD (through Dec 13) 3 50+ Basketball (DG)

EVERY TUESDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8 Walking Club 8 Pickleball (DG)($) 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9 50+ Softball 10 Paper Crafting Techniques 10 Brain Fitness 12 Lunch 1 Games 3:15 GeriFit

MONDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9:30 Beginner Yoga 10:15 Co-Ed Volleyball (DG) 10:45 Gentle Yoga 12 Lunch 12:45 Movie (M) 1 Cornhole 1 Laddergolf 2 Senior Splash (DG) ($) 3 50+ Basketball (DG)

TUESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8 Pickleball (DG)($) 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9 50+ Softball 10 Adult Coloring 10:30 Bingo 12 Lunch 1 Games 2 Pickleball (DG)($) 3:15 GeriFit

WEDNESDAY

EVERY FRIDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8:30 Coffee w/ Friends (M) 9 Rummikub 11 Tai Chi 12 Lunch 1 Silver Samurai 3 50+ Basketball (DG)

THURSDAY

FRIDAY 1

4

5

7

8

13

14

15

9 Shopping Trip to Cross Creek Mall and The Christmas Tree Shop

2 Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group at Universal in Bolivia

12 Christmas Party

21

22

6 1 Movie: White Christmas

12

11 10 Deco Mesh Winter Wreath Class

1 Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life 18

19

20 10:30 Blood Pressure Checks by Amedysis

Wear Your Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Closed

Closed

1 Movie: Miracle on 34th Street 25

26

27 Closed

28

1 Movie: Fugitive Pieces

29 12 Birthday Celebration

Closed

Christmas Stockings for Seniors Bring joy to the lives of local seniors. Pick an ornament from our Senior Stocking Tree and fulfill someone's Christmas wish.

We are also seeking general donations for seniors such as Boost/ Ensure, Depends, Poise pads, Pet food, socks, and candy. These items can be donated under the Senior Stocking Tree in our lobby. Thanks for your kind hearts and donations! All Donations Due under the Stocking Tree by December 13th!


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462 Phone 910-754-7604

Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

Eat, Drink , & Be Merry!! Join us at the Supply Center to

Office Hours: 8am-4pm,

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at Noon

Cork Tree Bring embellishments for your tree. You may bring jewels, buttons, ribbon, etc. December 1 @ 10 a.m.

celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy good food, friends, fellowship, and games! Santa will also be here for you to tell all your Christmas wishes to!

December 15th at 12 noon Please RSVP!

Alzheimer and Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group

December meeting will be at Universal Health Care in Bolivia December 14th at 2 p.m. , PLEASE JOIN US!

Mark your Calendars! Dec. 15

Christmas Party

Dec. 21-26 Jan. 1

Closed for Christmas Closed for New Years

January 2018

Weight Loss Challenge

Fundraiser for a vinyl cutter!

Ribbon Tree Ornament Bring in your favorite thin Christmas ribbon and a small limb December 8th @ 10 a.m.

Birdseed Ornament Bring in a Shaped Cookie Cutter December 15 @ 10 a.m.

MAKE A WINTER DECO MESH WREATH JOIN US! December 11th @ 10 A.M. ALL SUPPLIES FURNISHED $20.00 FEE Must RSVP!


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462 Phone 910-754-7604

Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

Office Hours: 8am-4pm,

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at Noon

Weight Loss Challenge Opening Kick Off & Weigh-In January 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Information & Requirements: *Contest is from Jan 5th – Mar 30th *Come and WEIGH-IN every other FRIDAY at 9:00 a.m. *Get involved and join the center’s exercise classes to help with your weight loss journey. *You will receive complimentary Nutritional counseling with Mallory Balice if interested *The person who has the highest percentage of weight loss will win a PRIZE!!!! AND REMEMBER… HAVE FUN AND LOSE WEIGHT!

Just Paint! Fridays at 10am Craft Room...bring your project no matter the medium and Just Paint!

NUTRITION CLASS December 6 & January 3 at 11:00 a.m. Its not about the quick-fix, its about everlasting health.” Don't just “find the way”, “find YOUR way”.

Volunteers Needed! Class instructors, receptionists, meals on wheels delivery drivers & more! Complete an application online at www.bsrinc.org

Crochet & Knit Group Mondays at 10am! We have enough folks on the list….if everyone shows we will have a great group!

Paper Crafting Techniques Want to make snowflakes or cards like these? Join us Tuesdays at 10!

DECEMBER SHOPPING TRIP Cross Creek Mall The Christmas Tree Shops December 13 Van Leaves at 9 a.m.

We have some classy coupon clippers...so we will begin collecting your unused Coupons! Interested in learning more about couponing….sign the interest list


Town Creek Senior Site Town Creek Senior Site Bldg. Mike Blandino 6420 Ocean Hwy Site Manager Winnabow, NC Call 910-368-5348 Operating Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12 PM

John Ingraham, LLC First Financial Education Centers

Outdoor Park Daily Activities (Weather Permitting) Tennis for Seniors Soccer for Seniors Park Exercise Equipment

Walking Trail Shuffle Board Bocce Ball Horse Shoes

Activity Calendar

Safe Retirement Solutions

December 2017

Insurance, Planning, Wealth Management

Subject to change

Tuesday

Thursday

5 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm Games

7 10:00am Coffee & Games 10:00am LIEP 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub

12 CHRISTMAS PARTY 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:45pm Games Santa comes today

14 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 pm Corn Hole Tournament

19 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:00pm Nutrition w/Mallory 12:45pm Games

21 CLOSED

26 CLOSED

28 10:00am 10:00am 11:15am 11:45am 12:00pm 12:45pm

Coffee & Games Painting with Paul Yoga class Announcements Lunch Rummikub

5039-5 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-6921 www.johningrahamllc.com


What’s for Lunch? Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors *Menus subject to change*

Fall

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1 Roasted Chicken Thigh w/Garlic Herb Gravy Broccoli Strawberry Applesauce Yams Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2% 8 Country Style Steak Green Beans Pears White Rice Soft Roll Milk

4 Kielbasa Sausage Cabbage Steamed Peaches White Rice Soft Roll Mustard Packet Milk 2%

5 Sloppy Joe Baked Beans Orange Tater Tot Casserole 4” Bun Milk 2%

6 Chicken Breast in Mushroom Gravy Dill Carrots Pears Wild Rice Oatmeal Cookie Milk 2%

7 Southern Style Pork BBQ Cole Slaw Brown Sugar Apples Potatoes Au Gratin 4” Bun Milk 2%

11 Baked Ziti Green Beans Pineapple Tidbits Penne Noodles Bread Stick Milk 2%

12 BBQ Chicken Thigh Collard Greens Orange Macaroni and Cheese Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

13 Beef Stroganoff Peas Pears Egg Noodles Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

14 Beef Hot Dog Green Beans Apple Cobbler Hot Dog Bun Potato Salad Chocolate Chip Cookie Mustard/ Ketchup Packet Milk 2%

15 Chicken Piccata Peas and Carrots Tropical Fruit Cup Egg Noodles Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

18 BBQ Beef Meatballs California Veg Mix Tropical Fruit Mac N Cheese Soft Roll Milk 2%

19 Chicken Pot Pie Broccoli Brown Sugar Apples Oatmeal Cookie Biscuit Milk 2%

20 Sliced Ham Collard Greens Applesauce Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

21 Hamburger Steak w/ Brown Gravy Okra & Tomatoes Pears White Rice Soft Roll Milk

22 CLOSED

25 CLOSED

26 CLOSED

27 CLOSED

28 Diced Turkey Tetrazzini Steamed Spinach Pineapple Coconut Cobbler Egg Noodles Soft Roll Milk

29 Roasted Chicken Thigh w/Garlic Herb Gravy Broccoli Strawberry Applesauce Yams Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%


Obituaries/BSRI News Josephine Mary Ballato, 91, of Supply, died Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Howard J. Latimer, 85, of Caswell Beach, died Friday, November 3, 2017 in Olean, New York.

Nelva (Holden) Brown, 85, of Supply, died Friday, October 20, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Nancy Dail Long, 72, of Leland, died Monday, October 16, 2017.

Audrey Carson, of Bolivia, died Friday, October 20, 2017. Charlotte Davidson, 85, of Oak Island, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Helen N. Evans, 98, of Southport, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center. Judy Miles Fowler, 71, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Friday, October 20, 2017.

Madeline Veronica Murphy, 95, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia. Lydia Nieves, 92, of Shallotte, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Autumn Care Nursing facility in Shallotte.

Jack Trovato, 91, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Novant Hospital in Brunswick County, NC. Evelyn Erie Gore Whitmire, 90, of Holden Beach, died Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Ernest Vernon Pate, Jr., 78, of Bolivia, died Sunday, November 5, 2017. Donna Mae Pittman, 60, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at home.

Julius Harrol Franks, 74, of Leland, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick.

Addie O. Rankin, 78, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia.

Virginia Byers Hamrick, 91, of Oak Island, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

David Philip Robbins, 66, of Winnabow, died Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Clifton Hardy, 66, of Raleigh (formerly of Bolivia), died Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Shirley Rose Rompala, 87, of Southport, died Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Evelyn Strausser “Nannie� Hayes, 85, of Leland, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center.

James L Rowan, 77, of Shallotte, died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

James Louis Kersse, 81, of Bolivia, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Betty Sue Thomas, 84, of Wilmington, died Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia.

Betty Elliot Thomas, 76, of Calabash, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Mark McAllister (right) won the weight loss contest at Leland, held from August to November. McAllister lost 11% of his weight 26 pounds! Program specialist Mallory Balice (left) directed the contest.


Best of BSRI

By Linda Walters

’T

is the season of love, remembrance, excitement, and gift giving! For a happy, courteous place to shop, and to find a treasure that is exciting and gentle to the wallet, visit the BSRI Thrift Store in Calabash.

Our thrift store offers estate treasures, vintage items, and new, quality merchandise. Shoppers are welcomed in a clean, organized, and pleasant shopping environment. Money spent to purchase gifts is used to assist Brunswick County seniors’ programs and services.

Photos by Linda Walters

BSRI Thrift Store is at 10001 Beach Drive, Calabash. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. Contact 579-7488 or www.bsrincthrift.org. All donations appreciated!

December 2017 Brunswick Senior Buzz  

The Brunswick Senior Buzz wishes you Happy Holidays! In our December issue, peek inside BSRI's Calabash Thrift Store, learn about upcoming e...

December 2017 Brunswick Senior Buzz  

The Brunswick Senior Buzz wishes you Happy Holidays! In our December issue, peek inside BSRI's Calabash Thrift Store, learn about upcoming e...

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