April 2020 Brunswick Senior Buzz

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Contents

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CONTENTS Letter from Shallotte ................................. 5 BSRI News .................................................. 6-8 Volunteers ............................................. 9, 22 Best Bites ...................................................... 10 Grandparenting ........................................ 12 In the Garden ............................................. 14 Read All About It ....................................... 15 Coronavirus News .................................... 16 SHIIP .............................................................. 22 Puzzles .......................................................... 30 Lunch Menu ................................................ 38 Travel ............................................................. 39

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SENIOR SITE CALENDARS Ash .................................................................. 17 Boiling Spring Lakes ................................. 18 Calabash ....................................................... 19 Leland ........................................................... 23 Oak Island .................................................... 26 Shallotte ........................................................ 27 Southport .................................................... 31 Supply ........................................................... 35

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· 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 · Karen Tierney, Case Management Program Assistant · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Glen Hemingway Assistant Operations Technician

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. 3620 Express Dr., P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459

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(910) 754-9269 Fax Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. · Justin Benoy, Project Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator · Mallory Balice, Program Specialist BSRI C

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· Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Courtney Bledsoe, Calabash · Holley Norris, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Carol Caldara, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Mike Blandino, Town Creek · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Jade Robinson, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland

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i · Sandy Porcaro, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Teresa Nelson, Shallotte · Teagan Hall, Shallotte · Blair Stanley, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Casey Freed, Southport · Sherrill Jolly, Southport · Marilyn Stevens, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Jillian Hardin, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Ilona Smith, Supply · Tikila Morgan, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store

Financial informa on about this organiza on and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicita on Licensing Branch at 919‐814‐5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


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BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ Re red and residing in Carolina Shores since 2009, cover photographer Joe Hamel and his wife Nancy Hamel frequently visit nearby Sunset Beach where Joe took the photo for this month’s cover. The Hamels are members of the Brunswick County Coastal Carolina Camera Club and Carolina Nature Photographers Associa on.

Contributors

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BSRI STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Miriah Krahn is a senior at University of North Carolina Wilmington who is interning with Mallory Balice. She is working on her bachelor’s in public health and plans to con nue her educa on in the field of nutri on. “I chose to intern with Mallory because of her background in nutri on and her ambi ons of promo ng wellness in the community,” Miriah says. She visits a local restaurant on page 16. A er re ring from leadership roles in engineering and informa on technology at a major confec onary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. Beth enjoys reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and wri ng human‐interest stories. She is a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Library of Oak Island and Southport. She lives in Southport with her husband and their dog, Betsy. Beth interviews grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, beginning on page 12. Donna Ruth Morgan volunteers with Friends of the Library in Southport and Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes Library Commission, Brunswick County Library Board of Trustees, and the N.C. Friends of the Public Library. She inherited a love of reading and shares that same enjoyment with her four children and three grand‐ children. Donna picks some favorites for catching up on your reading on page 15. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Planta on in Brunswick County in 2017 a er Pat re red as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. On page 14, Pat looks at the Rose Garden at the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens.

René Tarquinio René Tarquinio is a case manager and SHIIP co-coordinator at BSRI. She does assessments for home-delivered meals and respite care, information and assistance calls, and Medicare counseling and education. René was born in Myrtle Beach, SC and moved to Portville, NY at the age of 8. She had her first job during high school, when she was a cashier at a small mom-and-pop grocery store. An interesting item about René that you may not know is that her great-great-grandfather was captured at the Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War. “I have 2 sweet dogs,” René says, and she includes them as much as possible in her life. Her favorite cookie is chocolate chip. Each month René prepares a column for the Buzz about SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program. You can read this month’s article on page 22.


Letter from Shallotte

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ABOUT THE COVER

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We Love Our Volunteers

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pril is National Volunteer Month, dedicated to volunteers who give so much of their time and talents to serve in their communities. Volunteers offer something that is not required and not an obligation. They give because they have a heart to serve. Volunteering is dedicating your time and talents to help improve the lives of others and to support your community.

Photo by Joe Hamel

This juvenile northern mockingbird is serenading visitors to Sunset Beach Park. Joe Hamel of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club heard his song and snapped his photo.

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org (910) 622-1036

Volunteering also has health benefits for the volunteer, including living longer, staying active, relieving depression, reducing stress and anxiety, and making you happy. Brunswick Senior Resources has 525 dedicated volunteers who served approximately 636,972 hours last year in different areas. We could not provide all the services that we do for the

Teresa Nelson, Director The Brunswick Center at Shallo e

seniors in Brunswick County without our amazing volunteers. Thank you for serving. People choose to volunteer for many reasons. I had an opportunity to speak to some of VOLUNTEERS, con nued on page 6

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Beth Klahre, Miriah Krahn, Mike McGurn, Donna Ruth Morgan, Patrick Naughton, Teresa Nelson, Sarah Powell, Jennifer Sherman, Marilou Smith, René Tarquinio CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Courtney Bledsoe, Joe Hamel, Beth Klahre, Miriah Krahn, Debra Marlowe, Teresa Nelson, Sarah Powell ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin alangin@bsrinc.org Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org © 2019 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

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Jimmy Smith and Sandra Jones are among the dedicated volunteers who make meals happen at the Brunswick Center at Shallo e. Hungry diners and Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. appreciates their help.


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VOLUNTEERS, con nued from page 5

the volunteers at the center in Shallotte and ask them why they volunteer. Here’s what they say: Amelia Gore (Nell), Congregate meals: I volunteer because I like to keep busy and I enjoy volunteering. I love working with people and meeting new people. Phyllis Hewett, Front desk: I volunteer because I like helping. If I see a need, I just pitch in and help.

Cathy Friedman, le , and Nell Gore help serve up meals in the kitchen of the Brunswick Center at Shallo e. Thank you, volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!

Mary Fitzgerald, Home delivered meals driver: I started volunteering after I moved here after retiring in 2005. I wanted to get involved with people and help. I get very attached to the people and it makes me feel good to volunteer. Eunice Diehl, Data entry: I started volunteering in 2003. I felt like I had to give back. I have been

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volunteering at BSRI for four years. I have been so blessed in my life that I wanted to give back. BSRI has been like a family to me and I have enjoyed volunteering here. This April, we want to celebrate all of our volunteers who give back, but we also want to invite you to become a volunteer. Please come and serve at BSRI and make a difference in the lives of our seniors in Brunswick County. Former President George H.W. Bush, founder of Points of Light, said, “The solution to each problem that confronts us begins with an individual who steps forward and who says, ‘I can help.’” Thank you to all the people who take that step and say, “Here I am. How can I help?”

Teresa Nelson, Director The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

Handwashing Takes on Added Importance, and Here’s Why Mom always told you to wash your hands, and you likely gave your own kids the same advice. It’s easy to see the benefits of hand washing in this experiment recently posted by teacher Dayna Robertson from Discovery Elementary School in Idaho Falls. Along with co-worker and behavioral specialist Jaralee Metcalf, Robertson asked the kids (with

various levels of hand cleanliness) to touch pieces of plain white bread taken from the same loaf on the same day. They sealed the slices in plastic bags and waited a month. Below are the results. These photos show the growth of bacteria, not viruses, but hand washing rinses viruses down the drain, too.


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BSRI News

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Who Reports Elder Abuse? You Do! A

nyone who suspects that a child or an adult may be abused, neglected, or a victim of exploitation should make a report to the local Department of Social Services (DSS), Adult Protective Service (APS) department. State law requires any person who has reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services to make a report to the county department of social services or human services agency. Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The reporter’s name is always kept confidential and reporters are protected from civil and criminal liability for good-faith reports. During business hours, reports can be made in person in the Social Service Building B Annex on the Brunswick County Government Complex or by phone at 910-253-2077 or 910-253-2415. After hours, call 911 and ask to speak to the after-hours social worker. The 911 operator will contact the after-hours social worker who will return your call.

Common Issues Handled by Other Agencies and Contact Information Physicians and Urgent Care Centers N.C. Medical Board (800-253-9653) Labor/Personnel Issues - N.C. Department of Labor (800-625-2267)

If you are concerned that a child or an adult is in immediate danger, call 911 right away.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Complaints U.S. Office of Civil Rights (800-368-1019)

Abuse in a Facility

Discrimination Complaints - U.S. Office of Civil Rights (800-368-1019)

For suspected abuse in nursing homes, call the complaint hotline at 800-624-3004 (within N.C.) or 919-855-4500 from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays. For suspected abuse in adult care homes, reports can be made in person in the Social Service Building B Annex on the Brunswick County Government Complex, or by phone at 910-253-2077 or 910-253-2415.

Medicaid Fraud - N.C. Medicaid/Division of Health Benefits (877-362-8471) Medicare Fraud - U.S. Office of Inspector General (800-447-8477) Elder Abuse Prevention Network (910-3954553)

SMOOTHIE CHEFS AT SUPPLY Wellness Program Manager Mallory Balice and her two student interns Taylor Kurosad and Miriah Krahn make smoothies for fun and health at the Brunswick Center at Supply’s Wellness Fair.

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BSRI Thrift Stores

By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager

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SRI Thrift Stores in Shallotte and Calabash have treasures for everyone. One small treasure at our Calabash store is a commemorative Hershey's Kisses Tin from 1995. It's hard to believe this tin is already a quarter-century old. It has great graphics from a tin that was sold much earlier in the last century. A story on the tin says that Milton S. Hershey introduced “The Kiss” in 1907, just two years after completing his chocolate factory in what is now Hershey, Pennsylvania. The tin has sold for as much as $22 on eBay but is only $12 in our Calabash store.

SHOP our BSRI thrift stores for the best selection! Two locations:

10001 Beach Dr. Calabash

We also have big treasures. This beautiful curio cabinet has etched glass doors, glass shelves, a mirrored back, and is lighted. It measures 49"w x 78"h x 16"d and is available at our Calabash store at a very reasonable price of $399.

NEW! 5302 Main Street Shallotte DONATE your extra items to help senior programs and services in Brunswick County! For free pickup, call (910) 712-6458 VOLUNTEER at our thrift stores— it’s fun! Apply online at www.bsrinc.org/volunteers.html

Other unique items include an antique fogger/sprayer can with attached bellows and a very old conductor’s hat made by Carlson & Company, Uniform Tailors, 9 South Clinton St., Chicago. Stop by our thrift stores soon and find you very own treasure soon! Thanks for your help— your purchases support BSRI programs and services.


Volunteers

We asked some of our board members to comment on the importance of our BSRI volunteers. Here is what they said.

Arnie Owens: Board Chairman

Clive Meerholz: BSRI Board Member/ Meals on Wheels Volunteer

“You can measure the attributes of a volunteer by their flexibility, their creative input, their reliability & commitment to the task. It’s important for them to be passionate about what they volunteer to do, and able to be a team player. What is so special about BSRI volunteers is that no matter if they deliver meals on wheels, help out in our thrift stores, or advocate local activities at our senior centers, all of our volunteers are committed to the well-being and quality of life to sustain independence and participation of our seniors in Brunswick County.”

“Helping our clients to live an independent life by delivering Meals on Wheels is very important to me. I get to know and care for the people on my route, as they get to know me. They are so appreciative. Helping out with congregate meals at the center is also very rewarding. We meet different people doing this and it’s good to be part of this service and learn about this community. It also gives an opportunity to get to know staff members and other volunteers. Our clients know that, as a volunteer, I am their direct link to the center and as a Board member I am also the direct link for staff to the Board. I am in the fortunate position of being able to contribute to clients, staff, and the Board.”

Patti Sacchetti: Board Secretary

I once read, “The quality of our lives depends on the efforts we put into our lives,” (Shawn Anderson, Extra Mile America). This mirrors life lessons from my mother who daily told us to go out and make a difference. Volunteering is one way we make that difference and reap the reward of a life well lived. Our volunteers can be the lifeline to our community,

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels and Thrift stores! Contact Sarah Powell, BSRI Volunteer Coordinator at: spowell@bsrinc.org to find out how easy it is to join our team! Online applications can be filled out on our website www.bsrinc.org/volunteer Or you can call (910) 880-2777

whether they serve in a center, or deliver meals, or provide the necessary assistance to allow others to provide services. Volunteers engage with participants and ease the social isolation that so many face as older adults when loved ones and friends leave us. A smile, a word, a touch, can make all the difference in our day. Our volunteers who deliver meals on wheels are often the only eyes and ears that connect with community recipients on a regular basis, and provide a needed link to obtain vital services apart from a nutritious meal. Day by day, volunteers make all the difference to individuals and to BSRI, as they help BSRI fulfill its mission in promoting the well-being and enhancing the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County. We could not do it without them.


Best Bites

By Miriah Krahn

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n the border of North and South Carolina is a friendly coffee shop and barbecue restaurant, Thee Mocha Cafe & BBQ Co. It opened in early December and is owned and run by the Turner Family. When you walk through the door you are greeted with warm smiles. The menu has all the local favorites, from the best barbecue to baked goods and favorite coffee drinks. Their friendly pig mascot is ready to welcome you and make you feel at home. The Buzz spoke with executive chef and owner Richard Turner and sous chef J.R. Todd. Buzz: Tell us about yourself.

Richard: I am from Lakestone, North Carolina and I originated here about 22 years ago. We just opened up back in December and so far, so good. I came from a barbecue place, and that’s what we do here is specialize in home cooking and barbecue. J.R.: Born and raised here, grew up here. I have been in the food industry for about 20 years and I just enjoy cooking and take pride in it. Buzz: When did you decide to become a chef, and why? Richard: I have been doing barbecue all my life, Lexington-style barbecue, and I do shows and events. Something I have always wanted to do was open up my restaurant and this is a dream come true. J.R.: My dad loves to cook so I was always around cooking and my

Photos by Miriah Krahn

From left are friendly faces at Thee Mocha Café: Brenda Turner, Richard Turner, Pig Mascot, and J.R. Todd.

grandma taught me a bunch of her recipes. I started out as a busboy in a restaurant. I just liked it and I jumped in and started doing it and I have been doing ever since.

whole different flavor.

Buzz: Are you particular about the restaurants you eat at?

J.R.: Mine would be the Brunswick stew. It has pork and chicken in it.

J.R.: Oh, yeah! I don’t care for fast food, I don’t like processed food. I only eat fresh, good food. I like home-cooked meals.

Buzz: What is your favorite dessert?

Richard: I am the same way, I don’t eat fast food. Buzz: What do you do to stay current on trends? Richard: I keep everything old school, everything about me is old school. I have to taste everything before I sell you on it, the old school way. I use cast iron pans on everything. J.R.: The cast iron pans give it a

Buzz: What is your favorite recipe? Richard: Mine would be my sauce, my barbecue sauce.

Richard: I like the pies; cherry pies, and chocolate pies. J.R.: Banana pudding. Buzz: What is your favorite coffee drink on the menu? Richard: I drink the mochas, the frappes, and the milkshakes. It is pretty good. I don’t like coffee but I will drink that. J.R.: I don’t drink coffee. Buzz: What is the most popular order and why do you think that is? Richard: It would definitely be the


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barbecue. We are after the Brunswick choice award for the barbecue and the Brunswick stew this year. Buzz: How do you get the word out about this place? Richard: We have a Facebook following, and then reviews. We also have the pig [mascot] of ours by the road. He brings in about 50% from the roadside. We have the grill out there, we keep the smoke going constantly. I also have some billboards going up. J.R.: Word of mouth is working really well. Buzz: How would you describe your restaurant to new customers? Richard: Home setting, home cooking, country, local coffee. We have Jumpin’ Java from Shallotte. The guy who makes their coffees and owns them. He brews it here. Everything is local. Get a lot of the produce from local. We specialize in the quarter-pound hamburger that everybody likes. It is always fresh and never frozen. It’s nice to have a home-cooked meal. J.R.: Laid back. All our meat is from local farms too. Thee Mocha Cafe & BBQ Co. is at 1542 Hickman Rd NW in Calabash. It’s open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call (910) 287-6652.

BSRI Intern Miriah Krahn tasted the BBQ pulled pork sandwich, the Brunswick stew, and the banana pudding at Mocha Cafe & BBQ Co. “All of them were phenomenal,” she says. “The BBQ sandwich was very juicy, and the perfect mixture of sweet and heat. The banana pudding is made in‐house and it is the best banana pudding I have ever had. The stew has the best of both worlds with the chicken and pork. I would highly suggest having all three.”

Mocha Café & BBQ Co.’s

Brunswick Stew 1 lb. pulled pork 1 lb. pulled chicken Corn Lima beans Green beans Black-eyed peas Crushed tomatoes Tomato paste Turner T’s BBQ sauce Garlic powder Salt and pepper Cook pulled pork and chicken Add all ingredients together and simmer.


Community

A Family of Families: Story and photos by Beth A. Klahre

in the Lord.” Dawn has been caring for her grandchildren “for a long time!” She says, “The older the kids get, the harder it is. They are more stubborn and think they know everything. But I have taught them love and to think about others.”

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ana. G-Pa. Grandma. No matter what the name, the love between a grandparent and a grandchild transcends all else. Hosted by Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support groups are providing strength, ideas, connection, and opportunity for unconventional families. At meetings, following a catered meal, the grandparents are sequestered for group discussion while the kids make crafts. The support group in Leland, held at the 5th District Building on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, has nearly 40 attendees.

Gina is the only greatgrandparent in the group. She has

Irma, caregiver for grandchildren for 26 years, loves having them in her home. As the kids age, she notes that they become smarter, making teen years challenging. Grandmother Christina Allen shares a hug after a grandparent meeting at the 5th District Building in Leland.

been raising Jayden since he was five months old. While she admits it’s challenging at age 81 to keep up with him, especially on the playground, it’s fun relating to him at age 4. She says, “Jayden knows I love him unconditionally and that he is safe. I’ve taught him to trust

Emma, who has taken care of her grandson for 17 years, worries more about his life choices as he ages. Emma “knows she is doing something right” when he randomly tells her he loves her. “It’s been fun and challenging,” says Brenda, who has been caring for her grandchildren for the past five years. Eight-year-old Jeremiah is in a wheelchair. She beams,

The Grandparent Support Group in Leland shares fellowship, advice, help at home, and hand-me-down clothing.


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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group “He has the most beautiful smile. You can’t help but love him.” Five-year-old Bryson has lived with his grandmother Chrissy and Matt since he was born. Matt says, “Bryson loves life.” Matt admits Bryson is pretty spoiled. “We go swimming every night at Brunswick Community College gym.” Chrissy adds, “Bryson loves Oak Island beach. The sound of the ocean has calmed him since infancy.” Lexis lives part-time with her grandmother Christina, who says, “I’ve taken care of her since she was a year old. It can be tiring, but it’s a blast. I really miss her when she is with her other grandparents. We go places together: the museum, the aquarium. She’s my sidekick!”

Matt and grandchildren have a Coke after the grandparents meeting in Leland.

Joan has raised grandchildren for 14 years. “I didn’t plan on this and neither did the kids. But they are my heart and soul,” she says.

The meetings are confidential. It’s a safe place. There is no judgment. The camaraderie is special. Gina has found fellowship, advice, help at home, and hand-me-down clothing. Dawn says she has met someone to talk to who is having similar problems. Brenda discovered she is not alone on this journey. And Emma says, “I am no longer ashamed of my situation.” There are benefits for the children, too. Tyler and his cousin Carson have made new friends. GRANDS, continued on page 34

Kids grow up, and grandparents like Joan are helping, along with the aid of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group.


In the Garden

By Pat Naughton

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he Brunswick County Botanical Rose Garden will be part of the Cape Fear Rose Society Annual Garden Tour on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The garden tour features nine gardens in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. The Brunswick County Botanical Gardens are located adjacent to the County Extension office in the Bolivia Government Center. The rose garden has about 50 different varieties. Some of the types of roses that will catch your eye include hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, shrubs, miniatures, polyanthas, climbers, species roses, and China roses. One of the more unique roses is the Noisette rose. This is the only classification of rose to originate in the United States, in Charleston, S.C., in the early 1800s. Anne Coleman is the current curator of the garden. Anne has no specific favorites in the garden. “Just like our children I love them all, just some more at times than others,” Anne said. Like a proud mother, Anne likes to boast about her children. The first to bloom in the garden is Lady Banks, on an arbor. Later in the season Francis Meilland will show large pale blooms. There is more to roses than beautiful blooms. For a wonderful sweet fragrance, Anne likes Paul Shirville. Next to the garden is the entrance to the VA building. Anne’s team planted Veteran’s Honor to greet the veterans. It has performed beautifully in its first year,

producing large striking red blooms all summer long.

Here are a few of Anne’s tips: 

If you are new to rose gardening, start with a Drift Rose. They were developed by crossing groundcover roses with miniatures and have been bred for disease resistance.

Some of the new varieties of Knock Outs have inbred disease resistance.

Select a sunny location that has at least 6 to 8 hours per day.

There are many rose fertilizer products available. Some combine a pesticide and fungicide as well. Follow the label instructions for application rate and when to apply. This year the Rose Garden team will be trying out a timed-release fertilizer that boasts a single application in the spring.

To help control black spot, prune in early spring to improve air circulation.

Morning watering by way of drip irrigation is best. Watering late in the day with a hose wand can encourage disease if the leaves don’t dry before sunset.

A regular spray fungicide schedule can usually keep black spot at bay.

Japanese Beetles are a common pest for roses. If they are not too prevalent, they can be picked and destroyed.

An easy way to enjoy roses is to view and sniff roses grown by someone else. If you miss the Garden Tour, there will be an open house for all the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens June 6 from 9 a.m. till noon. The Brunswick County Botanical Gardens are free and always open. Stop by for a visit. The roses will love it if you do. For more information on the Garden Tour visit https:// wcfrs.blogspot.com. For more information on growing roses, download the leaflet “Roses for North Carolina” at https:// content.ces.ncsu.edu/roses-fornorth-carolina.


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t’s a great time to stock up on reading material and avoid crowds. At the Buzz, we’re happy to sift through the many books on the market and select books worth reading in your spare time—and warn you about the lemons. Here are a few ideas to help you get started on your social distancing. Who could resist “what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach”? If you’ve ever experienced a frisson when the elevator lurches, you’ll love Linwood Barclay’s take on an alltoo-real terror scenario in Elevator Pitch (2019). Enjoy the devious plot twists and multitude of suspects while high-rise dwellers fear a plunge to their deaths and investigators sift through myriad clues. Nutshell review: Red herrings and adept detective work will satisfy the most discriminating connoisseurs of psychological suspense and police procedurals. The Guardians (2019) is a page-turner tackling wrongful conviction—a topic near and dear to the author John Grisham’s heart. The plot is based on the premise that the personality of a judge, makeup of a jury, or politics of a locale might send an innocent defendant to prison. When justice is not blind and the system is stacked against the “little guy,” enter this novel’s team of innocence lawyers who confront malfeasance while fighting the countdown to a death sentence. Nutshell review: This novel entertains while educating about a topic not often considered.

The World That We Knew (2019) is World War II historical fiction set in Nazi Germany. Alice Hoffman’s main character is disturbing: a golem created to protect a young Jewish girl. The plot action seems more suitable to a fairy tale than a serious subject. Despite lovely lyrical elements and heartwarming instances of heroism in the midst of evil, the weird supernatural elements and unremitting sadness made finishing the book a chore. Nutshell review: Difficulty immersing and investing in the story; overall a disappointment. Mike Rowe of television’s QVC, Dirty Jobs, and Somebody’s Gotta Do It started a podcast, The Way I Heard It, that paved the way for this 2019 book of the same name. It’s thirty-five minimysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span,” and each chapter teases a story that will have you guessing who the character might be. This is a great pocket or purse book, perfect to while away ten to fifteen minutes’ reading at a time. Nutshell review: Slight twists on stories about people and events keep readers guessing. It’s a hit despite some unevenness and off-color humor. Support local libraries while saving money! Find $1 books at continuous in-library sales at the Leland, Shallotte, and Carolina Shores branches. Friends of the Library Southport Oak Island has canceled the March book sale, but at this time, the bookstore is open during Southport Realty’s regular business hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, at 727 N. Howe Street.


Coronavirus

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runswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) senior centers are closed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. BSRI centers and sites will reopen when Brunswick County has determined it’s safe to do so.

BSRI is working hard to provide meals to our participants during this closing. Staff will prepare meals for pick up via drive-thru, and those currently receiving homedelivered meals will have no interruptions to their service.

COVID-19 is usually spread through droplets from a cough or sneeze. Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of the flu and colds: 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Stay home when you are sick.

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your primary care provider before going to the office. That can help reduce spread of the disease.

News is changing rapidly. BSRI participants in our database will receive notifications regarding operations. Notifications about our centers will be posted on the BSRI homepage (www.bsrinc.org) and at WECT TV6, www.wect.com, and radio station 102.7 WGNI.

You can find information and receive updates from Brunswick County, too: Brunswick County website: www.brunswickcountync.gov/news/ Sign up for email updates on emergency situation news releases: www.brunswickcountync.gov/info/email/ Emergency alert notifications (phone calls, text, and/or emails): https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/enUS/7BC24EDE14D3 Learn more about coronavirus and get news updates on the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, the NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus and on Brunswick County’s website at https:// brunswickcountync.gov/coronavirus.

Check the BSRI homepage at www.bsrinc.org. Check local radio and television stations, especially WECT Channel 6 or FM radio station 102.7 GNI. Check the WECT website list of business closures. BSRI’s mass notification system will blast emails or phone messages to all active participants, notifying you of closings.

Those currently receiving home-delivered meals will have no interruptions to their service. BSRI is working hard to provide meals to our participants during this closing. Staff also will prepare meals for pickup via drive-thru. Other news and notifications about BSRI will be posted on the BSRI homepage (www.bsrinc.org) and at WECT TV6, www.wect.com, and radio station 102.7 WGNI.

If you have trouble with health or transportation, these may provide assistance: Emergency: 911 Local municipalities: http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/ info/municipalities/


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

Ash Senior Site Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar

Calendar is subject to change Victoria Hine, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road, Ash, NC 29420 Call 910-754-7636 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Lunch Served at noon

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1

2

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Excercises 11:30 Relaxation Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

7

8

9

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Excercises 11:30 Relaxation Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

14 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

15

16

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Excercises 11:30 Relaxation 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

21

22

23

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Relaxation 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

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29

30

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Relaxation 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

Above: Seniors enjoy lunch at Ash Senior Site. Below: Seniors hope for “Luck of the Irish” while playing Bingo.


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

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

April 2020

BSRI Nutrition Program Operating Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 910-754-2300 Program Information www.cityofbsl.org or 363-0018

*For more info call or email Sara at 910-363-0276 or sgoodwin@cityofbsl.org* **Schedule is Subject to Change**

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4/11 Walk with a Doc 9am-10am

4/25...Mt Olive Pickle Festival 9am-6pm

1 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Games Walk @ Town Creek Park 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

2 10am Mah Jong 11am Thrifty Thursday & Lunch 6pm All Levels Yoga

3 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 11:30 FREE BP Testing 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

6 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

7 9:30 Clogging 10:30am Spa Day at BCC and Lunch 6:30pm Line Dance Club

8 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Easter Party 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

9 10am Mah Jong 10:30am Leland House Bingo 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

10

Community Center Closed

13 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Guest Speaker: BSRI Nutritional Talk 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga 20 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

14 9:30 Clogging 2:00pm Port City Escape Room 6:30pm Line Dance Club

15 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

16 10am Mah Jong 10:30am Meet the Author: Craig Elliot 6pm All Levels Yoga

21 9:30am Clogging 11am Brunch & Bingo 6:30pm Line Dance Club

22 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

23 10am Mah Jong 11am Lunch Bunch: Olive Garden 6pm All Levels Yoga

27 10am Move & Groove 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

28 9:30 Clogging 4pm The Office Meet & Greet 6:30pm Line Dance Club

29 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

30 10am Mah Jong 11am Lunch & a Movie: The Green Mile 6pm All Levels Yoga

17 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Ice Cream Birthday Social 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards 24 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

The Brunswick Center at Calabash 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

ARPIL DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Adult Coloring, Coffee w/Friends, Fitness Room, Table Games, Knitting/Crocheting & more!

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time

8:00

Country 8:45 Zumba $3 9:15 9:00 TCF Chair Class $6 9:15 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 10:00 Gentle Pilates $3 10:30 Bring stability ball

Zumba GOLD 8:00 8:15 Tai Yo

20/20/20 60 ppl max. Barre

8:00

Tai Chi

8:45

Zumba

9:30

Beginner Barre $3

9:30

BINGO $0.50

March 31st & April 7th only

20/20/20

60 ppl max.

11:00 Seated Tai Chi 10:30 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 12p Lunch 12:30 ^Bridge Group 1:00 1:00 1:00 2:00

(Meet at Little River United Methodist Church)

Dulcimer Group Crafts with Mary Ballroom Dance Beginner Ballroom Dance

April1st & 8th only April1st & 8th only

10:30 20/20/20

60 ppl max. 9:15 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 10:30 Chair Conditioning 10:30 Line Dancing 45 ppl max.

8:00

Country Zumba $3

9:00

Hoop It Up! $3

10:15 Tabata

April 3rd only

Geri-Fit 10:30 45 ppl max.

12p Lunch

12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 12:45 Hand & Foot 12:45 Line Dancing 12:30 Yoga Card Game 12:30 ^Beginner Mah 12:30 Mah Jongg Grp 1:00 BINGO $0.50 Jongg 1:00 Chair Yoga $2 1:30 ^Beginner 45 max. Dulcimer 1:00 Mexican Train 12:45 Knit & Crochet Grp 1:30 Yin Yoga $4

APRIL BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY

TUESDAY

Want to receive notifications about center closings, class cancellations, schedule updates, surveys, etc.? Ask our front desk to add you to our Regroup List! 6

13

20

27

BSRI Nutrition 12:15

WEDNESDAY

1

2020 CENSUS DAY • Blood Pressure Checks w/ CommWell Health

11:00 • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 • ^Chair Caning 12:45

2

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

• Tech Help 12:45 • ^Matter of Balance Workshop 1:00-3:00

3 Last day of Tabata Class • Neighbor2Neighbor Info & Vol. Recruitment 12:30 • Shoulder Exercises w/ Coastal Integrative Health 12:40

• ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving 9:00 $22 8 9 10 7 Last day of Tai Yo Class Last day of Barre Classes • Live Music in Honor of CENTER CLOSED FOR Guitar Month 11:45 • Zumba GOLD 10:45 • Visit with Bella the GOOD FRIDAY! • Writer’s Bloc 1:00 • Caregiver Support Therapy Dog 1:30 • ^Matter of Balance Group 2:00 • Memory Loss Support Workshop 1:00-3:00 Group 2:00 15 16 17 14 Welcome S.C.O.P.E. • Self-Care 101 10:00 • ^Pine Needle Basket Glucose Screenings Site Team! • Tech Help 12:45 w/ Saber Health 11:00 Weaving 9:00 $22 • ^Matter of Balance • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 • Fraud Awareness Chat Workshop 1:00-3:00 • ^Chair Caning 12:45 w/ Rene’ Tarquinio 12:15 21 • Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30

23 24 • Prescription Assistance Cinema at the Center Chat with Marilou 12:15 Be kind to it every day! Popcorn & Movie After • Writer’s Bloc 1:00 Lunch • Zumba GOLD 10:45 • ^Matter of Balance Workshop 1:00-3:00 28 29 30 • Hairstyle 1. • $^Center Day Trip to • Birthday Celebration! Appreciation Day STHL, Audie Lowrimore, Cake After Lunch Rock a new style today! Wheels of Yesteryear & • Tech Help 12:45 Lunch @ Olive Garden • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 Presentation 12:15 • ^Matter of Balance • Decluttering Tips12:45 • Fall Risk Assessments With Level Up Physical Workshop 1:00-3:00 w/ Smooth Transitions Therapy 1:00 22

• Happy Earth Day


The Brunswick Center at Calabash 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

••••••• SELF-CARE 101 Description: Join us on National Stress Awareness Day for a brief discussion on the importance of self-care & healthy ways to deal with stress. Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Where: Brunswick Center at Calabash Presented by: Jean Roney, LCFL Grief Counselor

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Where & When: The Brunswick Center at Calabash Every Thursday beginning on April 2nd for 8 weeks 1:00PM—3:00PM In this training, you will learn to: • View falls as controllable • Set goals for increasing activity • Make changes to reduce risk of falling at home • Exercise to increase strength & balance Who should attend? • Anyone concerned about falling • Anyone interested in improving Balance, Strength & Flexibility • Anyone who restricts activity due to fear of falling • Anyone who has previously fallen **Only 14 spots available. Participation in ALL classes is required. Please register at the Center by coming in or calling (910) 754-7427**

The last week of April is Administrative Assistant’s Week, so be sure to tell Ellen & Schotzie THANK YOU for all of their hard work! We appreciate you, ladies!♥

Did you know we are seeking a certification for Center of Excellence? Help us welcome the SCOPE (Senior Center Operations & Program Evaluation) Site Team to Calabash on April 15th.

SCAM & FRAUD AWARENESS Each Thursday in April during lunch, we will be sharing pointers on ways you can protect yourself from scams & fraud! In addition, René Tarquinio (Calabash Case Manager), will be here to chat with congregate lunch about the dangers, preventative measures, & more on April 17th at12:15. Susan Mellady, Tech Help Volunteer, will be here April 2nd, 16th, and 30th at 12:45 to help you with all things technology!


The Brunswick Center at Calabash 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Join us in telling Dorothy Dexter, fitness instructor, thank you for all that she has done for us here at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. Her & her husband have purchased a house in Florida & will now be “part-timers” to Brunswick County. This isn’t a “goodbye” but a “see ya later!” We will miss you while you are gone, Dorothy!

Our mission is to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County. Programs and services at the Brunswick Center at Calabash encourage participants to stay active, social, and informed throughout the aging process.

AFTER HOURS PROGRAMS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! N2N helps senior and vulnerable adults by encouraging connections for their health & selfindependence. N2N matches local drivers with local neighbors to provide a free ride & conversation. Come to the center Friday, April 3rd for an informational presentation & Q&A at 12:30 p.m. & a new volunteer orientation at 1:30 p.m.

Briar Patch Craft Workshop April 18th, 2—4 p.m.

For more info & to reserve your spot, please call Gigi at (910) 579-8030. Coming up in August! Did you miss out on the Senior Self Defense Class in March? Well, you’re in luck! The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is offering another starting in August. Having this skill set could save your life or someone else’s! Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. August 3rd—September 2nd *Must RSVP at the Brunswick Center at Calabash, as space is limited.*


SHIIP

A

ccording to the Feb. 5 edition of the SHIIP News, Medicare has made changes to the way that providers are reimbursed for services provided. The new payment system is aimed at rewarding doctors and other clinicians for the quality of care provided rather than the quantity. The new system allows doctors to choose from a menu of measures and activities tailored to the type of care clinicians provide in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service program. Under the current system, physicians are paid for things like tests, treatments, and procedures but are not necessarily paid for time spent with the patients to learn more about their health. This new system aims to change that. Medicare has proposed two ways to create this new payment system. The first is called the “merit-based incentive payment system.” It would evaluate the value and quality of care on four performance categories: 

cost

quality

how doctors use electronic health record technology and share information with other providers 

activities that improve care, such as care coordination or how much beneficiaries are engaged in their care The composite score is then used to determine if an adjustment to a provider’s Medicare Part B payment for services is needed. The second system for doctors sets payments through “advanced alternative payment models.” Under these models, clinicians accept more risk— and could also make more money— for providing coordinated, highquality care. This will be obtained by creating a centralized medical home in which a team of medical professions provide coordinated care to their patients. This change is now being reflected on many physician statements received by their patients. The bill may say “incentive adjustment” from Medicare. This change does not affect the premiums nor the yearly Part B deductible. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2wN8ncu.


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

The Brunswick Center at Leland April 2020 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Black = No Fee (Contributions appreciated); Green or $ = Fee Based Class; Red ^ = Requires Prior Sign Up Blue = New Offering/Time 10:30

Chair Aerobics

8:30 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

Strength & Core Morning Yoga Painting Balance Class Larks Choir Practice $-TRX

8:30 9:30 10:00 10:30

12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

Total Body Cond. Geri-Fit Crafts Line Dancing-Int.

10:30 $-BINGO 10:30 Arthritis Exercise

8:30 $-Super Sampler^ 10:00 Geri-Fit 11:00 Line Dancing-Beg.

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

11:30a EARLY Lunch

Sleep Mats 12:30 $-Parkinson’s Ex. I^ 1:00 $-Parkinson’s Ex. II^ 1:00 2:00

Painting $-Tabata^ Bridge Club $-Step-Tastic Express (30min)^

12:30 Bid Whist 1:00 Oil Painting

1:30

Yoga

Class Rooms & Times Are Subject to Change. Look for Posted Flyers or Subscribe to Email Updates from

April 2020 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 1

Hand & Foot 1p

THURSDAY 2

FRIDAY 3 Sewing Bee 9a Birthdays at Lunch 12p

7 6 A1c Screenings Bible Sty 10:30a Nutri. Ed.12:15a 9a-12p

8

Bonnets & Aprons 10:30a Sr. Tar Heels 11a

Grief Wksp 13

20 Hired Hands Music 10-11a 27

14

Mo. Outing

15 BP Cks 10:30a

Grief Wksp

Hand & Foot 1p

Healthcare Decisions???

17 Sewing Bee 9a

Case Mgr. Sandy 11:30a

22

23 24 Caregiver Support Music w/Willie Grp 10a 10a SENIOR PROM 5-7:30p

29 Coups for Troops 9:30a

30

Wellness Ed 10:30a 28 Tech Tuesday 10:00a Checkers Club 10:30a

Happy Easter 16

TAX DAY

Shopping in Myrtle Beach $5

21 Bible Sty 10:30a

9 10 Caregiver Support CLOSED for Grp 10a GOOD FRIDAY

Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st & 3rd Tues, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards 1st Tues 12:15p: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 1st Fri, Lunch: Mo. Bday Celebration 1st & 3rd Fri 9a: Sewing Bee 2nd Tues: Monthly Outing 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp 2nd Fri, 10:30a: Poetry Lounge w/ Louise *None this month* Closed for Good Friday 3rd Mon, 10-11a: Hired Hands Music 3rd Weds, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks 3rd Thurs, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Last Tues, 10am: Tech Help Last Weds, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Fri, 10a: Music with Willie

Special Events & Presentations: 6 Week Grief Workshop Tuesdays 3/3 - 4/14 10am (except 3/17) 4/8: Bonnets & Aprons 10:30a 4/8: Senior Tar Heel Legislature: 11a 4/21: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a Topic: Mental Health 4/28: 1st Checkers Club Meeting 10:30a 4/24: Senior Prom 5- 7:30pm


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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Jade Robinson, Assistant Director

Senior Prom

Center Hours Mondays 8a - 5p Tues - Fri 8a - 4p

Leap Into Spring!

Friday, 4/24 5 - 7:30pm

Bonnets & Aprons Fashion Show

Come dress up and dance the night away

Wed, 4/8 at 10:30am Kick off Spring with a Bonnet & Apron Making Activity

Earth Day Plantings w/ Jade Come get your hands a little dirty Wed. 4/22 at 10:30am

Senior Tar Heel Legislature Wed. April 8 11am Come hear from your local delegate about how they’re advocating for senior issues!

Life After Loss Grief & Loss Support Calling all in need of mutual support and an understanding ear. Come find support, friendship, and shared coping strategies.

6 Week Workshop (Continued) Tuesdays, 3/3—4/14 10—11:30 am

Are you a Checkers Champ? Come challenge your checkers ability and join us for our 1st EVER Checkers Club Meeting Mon. 4/27 at 10:30am In the Game Room

Diabetes Prevention A1C Screening Monday , 4/6 9a-12p

We will be CLOSED on Friday, April 10th for GOOD FRIDAY


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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Jade Robinson, Assistant Director

Center Hours Mondays 8a - 5p Tues - Fri 8a - 4p

Monthly Outing

Mark your Calendars!

Tues., April 14, arrive at 8:30am

Shopping - Myrtle Beach, NC $5 for van ride

AARP Volunteer Tax Prep Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays until April 15th 2:00 - 5:30pm Limited Slots, Sign Ups at Desk

TECH TUESDAY Smartphone tips & questions w/ Jade

Tuesday, 4/28/2020 10:00am

Happy Spring!

In need of an eye exam? Lions Club Eye Screenings Friday, May 1st

Wellness Education Support Group Tuesday, 4/21/2020, 10:30a This Month’s Topic:

Mental Health Dealing w/ Stress, Anxiety & Depression A representative from the Geriatric Mental Health Special Team will be presenting info!

With Love, The Brunswick Center at Leland


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Oak Island Senior Site

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 Call 910-278-3622 or 278-6552 910-754-2300 for Reservations

APRIL 2020

Deanna Eddinger, Community Center Director Rodney, Stephanie & Sam, Community Center Assistants Operating Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cathy Caswell 4/06 Patty Brogan 4/9 Sam Sasser 4/12 Michelle P. 4/24

Senior Activity Calendar April 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

(Subject to Change)

Thursday

1 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

2 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

6 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

7 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

9 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Easter Party 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

13 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

14 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

8 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 15 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

16 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

17 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

18 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

19 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

20 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

27 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

28 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

29 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

30 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!” – Robin Williams 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner/ Intermediate 10:30 Line Dancing 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/ Dean

8:30 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:00 1:00 1:00 2:00

Gentle Yoga ($5) Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics w/Angela Basic Line Dancing Lunch Tai Chi w/ Dean Cash Bingo Tai Chi Forms With Dean ($5)

10:00 10:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:15 1:00

Beginner Bridge Tabata w/Shelley Intermediate/ Advanced Line Dancing Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/ Angela Lunch Bridge Shopping

9:00 10:00 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:15

Zumba Gold w/ Kathryn Beginner Yoga w/ Kathryn Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics Lunch Art Class w/Joan Mahjong Tai Chi w/Dean

9:00 Pilates w/Angela 10:00 Tabata w/Shelley 10:00 Brains & Balance ($5) 11:30 11:30 12:15 12:00

BP Checks Lunch Bingo Movie 4th Friday of the month

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY

Contributions

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 ** Calendar is subject to change**

2 12:15 Nutrition Presentation

3 Senior Games for Billiards 11am-3pm **Billards Room CLOSED for regular play

7 10:00 Caregiver Support Group 1:00 Cash Bingo 6:00 Homeless Coalition

8

9 Eggstravaganza 10am *Pre-Registration Required

10

13 Come join us at 10 am National Scrabble day Lets play

14 1:00 Cash Bingo

15

16 Tea with the Director at 9am

17

20

21 12:30 Essential Oils Class 1:00 Cash Bingo

22 10am Earth Day Project *Pre-Registration Required

23

24 9:00 Food Pantry

Always Welcome

6

27

11:30 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae

28 29 12:00 Coastal Pointe / Elder Law Presentation 1:00 Cash Bingo

CLOSED In observance of GOOD FRIDAY

12:00 Movie Day

30

**Boost Available for Purchase**


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x1001

An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence Teresa Nelson, Center Director Teagan Hall, Assistant Director

Panic Attack Support Group Are you or someone you know experiencing the following symptoms: Frequent

unexpected attacks which is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety or fear that isn't tied to a specific situation Worrying a lot about having another attack Behaving differently because of the attacks, such as avoiding places

Center Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Eggstravaganza April 9th, 2020 at 10am

Please pre-register for a fun Easter event. Egg hunt, prizes and a Easter bonnet contest. Wear your prettiest or unique Easter bonnet.

A panic and anxiety support group is being considered to be held at the Brunswick Senior Center in Shallotte. If there is enough response, we will organize the support group. For more Information please call Teresa Nelson at 910-754-2300 ext. 1002

Special Presentation: Coastal Pointe Senior Living and Elder Law Presentation: Thursday, April 28th, at 12:00pm Learn about Elder Law and the newest assisted living and memory care facility, Coastal Pointe.

Get Connected Join us for Tea with Teresa, center director, on April 16th. Bring your questions, concerns, ideas, and feedback! Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to tnelson@bsrinc.org. *We never share or sell your email.*

Poetry Corner

Volunteers, by Columbine West Health & Rehab

Volunteers are like a crown; they are its jewels. They are like stars: they shine, they twinkle. Volunteers are like angels without wings. They are like birds, they come and go and are all sizes. Volunteers are like hugs: they comfort you. They are like mothers’ love: you can depend on them. Volunteers are like letters: they are appreciated. They are like a boomerang: they keep coming back. Volunteers are like the sun: they're indispensable. They are like sunshine because they are always pleasant. Volunteers are like electricity: they’re all over the place. You can’t live without them. Volunteers are like compliments: they cheer you up. Volunteers are like good mothers: They are kind.


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x1001

An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence Teresa Nelson, Center Director Teagan Hall, Assistant Director

Center Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. Join us on April 22 for a Earth Day project at 10am.

Rae Stephens, Financial Services Manager at SECU Shallotte, for the informative Presentation on Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft. Kelly from the Brunswick Emergency Services Access & Functional Needs Program, for teaching us how to prepare for an emergency.

National Scrabble Day is April 13 Come join us for a game Scrabble at 10 am Fun Celebrations in April National Peanut Butter and Jelly day National Walk Around Things National Deep Dish Pizza day National Name yourself Day National Grilled Sandwich Day National Animal Cracker Day National Picnic Day National phone Day National pretzel Day National Tell a story Day National Blue Berry pie Day National Bugs Bunny Day

Every day is an adventure. Go out and make your day a celebration

The Billiard room will be closed from 11am to 3pm.on April 3rd for Senior Games.


Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD DOWN 1. Similar to an adder THEME: CANDY 2. View from a moving train ACROSS 3. Yesteryear 1. Unfathomably deep 4. Shopping ____ chasm 5. Creates disorder 6. Lawyer group 6. Forever and a day 9. Factoid 7. *Hershey made the 13. Non-flat area 14. Loquacious person's first American milk chocolate one gift 8. Belittle 15. Member of clergy 9. Have supper 16. Kitty sounds 10. Tennis serving whiz 17. Mesozoic one 11. Memorial Day solo 18. All thumbs 12. "The ____ of Racing in 19. *Who's Pieces? the Rain" 21. *Life ____ 15. Fast and lively 23. Comic book cry 20. Increasing 24. Evening in Roma 22. Location of ulna 25. Boar's mate 24. Hindered 28. Bank deposit 25. *Principal candy in30. Actress Ali or singer gredient Tim 26. Allowed into a bar, 35. Flying saucers e.g. 37. Yeahs' opposers 27. Past tense of will 39. One of the Muses 29. Glorify 40. Ancient region of 31. SI unit of mass western Europe 32. Raja's wife, pl. 41. *Sweet bear 33. Do penance 43. In a little while, old34. *Famous fictional bar fashioned 36. ____ gin 44. Like a neon sign 46. Fashion's "New Look" 38. Smoke plus fog 42. Baghdad resident inventor 45. Not strongly 47. Weasel's cousin 49. CEO's deg. 48. Cash in credit card 51. Fertilized points, e.g. 54. C2H5 50. "Good grief!" 56. "J'____" by #46 52. The Old Man's turf Across 53. Tucked in 57. Green superfood 55. Sine ____ non 57. *"Gimme a break" bar 58. Desktop picture 59. Facebook photo links 60. *Egg with a surprise 60. Not disregarded, as in 63. Southwestern hut a promise 64. Step on it 66. Small Asian ungulate 61. Marine eagle 62. Surprise at a speak68. What radiology and biology have in common easy 63. *Almond-induced 69. Chihuahua's cry state 70. a.k.a. Ernest? 71. Japanese money, pl. 65. Cardinal 3 67. Bovine hangout 72. Blitzed 73. Industrious

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PUZZLE ANSWERS ON PAGE 34


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

The Brunswick Center at Southport Weekly Activity Schedule– Lunch Served at 11:30 daily EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

DAILY Drop In Activities: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Fitness Center, Library Green ($) = Fee Based Class; Red (#) = Requires Prior Sign Up; Blue (+) = New Offering/Time 8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 12:15 1:00 1:00 2:15 6:30

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Mah Jongg Tai Chi Forms $ Chair Yoga $ Hand & Foot Canasta Card Making # Beg. Tai Chi Restorative Yoga $ Mah Jongg Total Body Conditioning Fit and Strong Jam Session

9:30 9:00 12:30 1:00 1:00 2:00 6:30

Bridge Boxing Pinochle Silver Paddles Gentle Cardio & Core HIIT $ Square Dancing

9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:45 12:15 12:30 12:30 2:15

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Afternoon Movie Fit and Strong

8:30 9:00 9:00 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:30

1:00 1:00 2:00 2:00

Yoga & Pilates Boxing $ Advanced German Geri-Fit Quilting and Crafting Group Knit & Chain Bible Study Cardio Strength and Core $ Cardio Dance and Core $ Beginning Line Dance Int./ Advanced Line Dance HIIT $

8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:30 1:00

1:30 2:00

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Technology Workshop Tai Chi Forms $ Chair Yoga $ Sewing Hand & Foot Canasta Tai Chi $ Beginner Pickleball Intermediate Pickleball Photography– 2nd and 4th Friday Hand Drumming Advanced Pickleball

Monthly Activity Schedule for Southport– email jknott@bsrinc.org for regular updates MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

7

13

14

20

Bingo Trip $#

21

Stroke Support Group 1:00pm

27

28

FRIDAY

2

3

8

9

10

15 Ask a Diabetes Expert– 9am12pm

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17

22

23

1

6

THURSDAY

Ask a Diabetes Expert– 9am12pm

Caregiver Support Group 10:00am

29 Ask a Diabetes Expert– 9am12pm

CLOSED

Parkinson’s Support Group 1:00pm

24 Photography 1:00pm

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The Brunswick Center at Southport AARP Tax Aide– Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12:30pm– Ends 4/9 Parkinson’s Support Group– *NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME Paint Party– 4/21 & 4/28 Diabetes Counseling– 9am-12pm Wednesdays in April– cancelled 4/8


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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Tax Assistance Offered If you need help with your taxes, AARP will be at our Southport Center for walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12:30pm. Assistance will continue through April 9th.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DUE TO AARP TAX PREPARATION ON THE PREMISES, THE FOLLOWING CHANGES ARE NECESSARY ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS THROUGH APRIL 9TH: *ALL OF RITA’S THURSDAY EXERCISE CLASSES IN FRONT BALLROOM ONLY *KNIT AND CHAIN MOVED TO THE MIDDLE BALLROOM *ADVANCED GERMAN MOVED TO THE CRAFT ROOM FROM 8:30-10:30 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH THESE CHANGES! WE APPRECIATE HAVING THE TAX ASSISTANCE HERE!

Sign up at the front desk to make this wonderful “Turning Twenty” quilt with Sherry Ross on Fridays in April. A materials list is in the sign-up book.

Want to play BINGO for cash prizes? BINGO in Shallotte is growing by the week! Be sure to sign up ahead of time for this trip on March 3rd. The van leaves Southport at 12pm. $7 only to play all games. More cards are available for purchase, so take a little extra cash! Feel free to drive and follow the van, if you would rather!


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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Becky Skiba, Regional Education Specialist/Coastal

with the NC Wildlife Commission, for her engaging presentation on being a good wildlife neighbor on March 16th. Lindley Habilitation for their lovely concert on Wednesday, March 11th. Just beautiful! To our amazing seniors who were so patient with all of our scheduling changes recently.

Many thanks to the Southport Garden Club for these beautiful arrangements they made for our Meals on Wheels participants. We are so appreciative!

We are grateful for the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation of this like-new food warmer. Thanks to Mary Ellen Poole for facilitating this!

Winning! Congratulations to John Stephens of Southport for being the big winner in our Valentine’s Day drawing. We hope you enjoy your chair made by Ken and Lynne Geiman of Southport.

Advocacy event Thank you so much to our wonderful seniors who took part in our Valentine’s Day advocacy event. We sent Valentines to our elected officials to show appreciation for our center and funding!


Community / Puzzle Answers PUZZLE ANSWERS Puzzles on page 30

Dawn is a member of the Grandparent Raising Grandchildren group in Leland. “I have taught them love and to think about others,” she says. GRANDS, continued from page 13

Ambrose confirms, “Friends are the best thing.” A train ride in Raleigh, Disney on Ice, and the Dixie Stampede top the list of group excursions. The group also hosts adult-only nights. Emma says, “While it’s usually about the kids, these opportunities give us a break. And I would never be able to go on my own.”

Group leader Margaret Roseman has a degree and work experience in business administration. Following time off to raise her children, she started CIS Family Resource Center. “I love people. This is more rewarding than my prior roles,” she says. For more information on grandparent groups hosted by Communities in Schools, call (910) 351-8007.


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

April 2020 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:00

Chair Yoga

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends

9:00

Yoga

9:30

Rummikub

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 9:30

9:30

Rummikub

9:30

Rummikub

9:30

Rummikub

10:00

Quilting Class

10:00 Crochet Class

10:30 Water Color Painting

10:00

Wool Rug Hooking

11:00

Angela’s Exercise

11:15 Balance, Breathe & Body Sculpt^

11:00

Pilates

12:00PM Lunch

12:00PM Lunch

12:15

Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong

12:30 Movies

1:00

Line Dancing

3:15

12:00PM Lunch 12:45 Seated Tabata

Geri-fit

8:30

1:00

Bridge $ Crafts, Crafts, Crafts

3:15

Geri-fit

Rummikub

11:00 Angela’s Exercise

12:00PM Lunch 12:30

Coffee w/ Friends

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Silver Samurai

Monthly Activity Schedule MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 1 Nutrition with Mallory 12:15P

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

2

3

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P 6 Genealogy Group 10A

7 Quilting Bee 9A-4P

8 Senior Citizen Academy 10A Hired Hands Band 11A Simple Technology 1P BINGO 4-6P $

9 Caregiver's Support Group 2P

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13 Sew Simple 10A

14 Drum Circle 1P

15 Senior Citizen Academy 10A Acrylic Painting Workshop 1P $ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P

16 SCOPE Site Visit 9A

17 CBD User’s Workshop 12:30P

22 Senior Citizen Academy 10A Acrylic Painting Workshop 1P $ Simple Technology 1P

23 Blood Pressure Checks 10A

20 Card Making 101 10A

21 Garden Club 1P Simple Crafts 3P

Mosaic Madness by LoAnn 1P $

Celebrating Volunteers Lunch and Learn 1P

CBD 101- 5:30P 27 Sew Simple 10A

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29 Day Trip Senior Citizen Academy 10A

30 April Birthday Celebrations 12:30P

24 Breakfast Book Club 9A


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 18462 910-754-7604

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Academy Every Wednesday Starting April 8 10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Weekly Topics: Animal Protective Services Project Lifesaver 9-1-1 Telecommunications Special Needs Frauds and Scams

Learn Tai Chi/Qi-Gong Monday’s at 12:15 p.m.—1:15 p.m.

Each FREE Session is facilitated by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Staff. Sign up today! Join us as we celebrate Supply Center Volunteers! Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday is Movie Day! April’s Theme: Celebrating the New Childhood Favorites!

OUR NEWEST FITNESS CLASS IS A HIT!

Tuesday’s—11:15 a.m.Sculpt Balance, Breathe & Body Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. Improve Overall Self-Esteem & Mood Enhance Flexibility & Bone Density Increase Muscle Strength *Upper & Lower Body Strength Training *Functional Fitness/Balance Movements *Breathing Techniques


APRIL 2020

The Brunswick Center at Supply

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 910-754-7604

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

Mosaic Madness by LoAnn!

What’s the deal with

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil is a product that's derived from cannabis. Join our CBD Users Group on April 17, 12:30 p.m. Curious? Learn about health benefits of CBD Oil! CBD 101 Workshop! April 22 from 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

MAKE YOUR OWN MOSAIC MASTERPIECE!

Thursday, April 16 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Register TODAY! Space is Limited! $50

MAY SPEAKER SERIES: LOCAL AUTHOR Kenneth Campbell

WEDNESDAY, May 27 AT 12:30 P.M.

Simple Cra s with Pricilla! Join our ♫B-I-N-G-O♫ 2nd Wednesday, 4—5:30 p.m. $2.00 Per Person Funds go towards game PRIZES!

Let’s Get This Garden Started! Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. Gardeners! This mee ng is for you!!

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Tuesday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. Sign up today and get your cra supply list!


CENTERS MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

What’s for Lunch?

APRIL

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors

2020 Monday

*Menus subject to change* Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1 Chicken Teriyaki Brown Rice Asian Vegetables Mandarin Oranges Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

2 Vegetable Beef Soup Green Salad w/ Dressing Grilled Swiss Cheese Jello w/ Fruit Saltines Milk 2% 9 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Breadstick Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2% 16 Chicken Salad Lettuce & Tomato Potato Salad Whole Wheat Bread Chips Mandarin Oranges Milk 2%

3 Chicken Alfredo w/ Fettuccini Pasta Steamed Broccoli Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Bread Stick Diced pears

6 Baked Lemon Pepper Fish Mac & Cheese Tuscany Vegetable Blend Whole Wheat Roll Fresh Banana Milk 2%

7 Mexican Fiesta Casserole Fiesta Corn Tropical Fruit Cornbread Milk 2%

8 Chicken and Rice Bake Seasoned Green Beans Glazed Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Baked Apples Milk 2%

10 CLOSED

13 Baked spaghetti Peas and carrots Green salad w/ dressing Breadstick Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

14 Kielbasa sausage Steamed cabbage White rice Hot dog bun Mandarin orange Mustard Milk 2%

15 Chicken Dumplings Steamed Mixed Veggies Diced peaches Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

20 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

21 Baked Chicken Breast w/ Mushroom Gravy Broccoli Au Gratin Mashed Potatoes Chilled Pears Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

22 Shepard’s Pie Lima Beans Tropical fruit Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

23 Baked spaghetti Peas and carrots Green salad w/ dressing Breadstick Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

24 Chicken Pot Pie Green Beans Biscuit applesauce Margarine Milk 2%

27 Swedish Meatballs Buttered Egg Noodles Peas & Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Pineapple tidbits Margarine Milk 2%

28 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

29 Stuffed Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Rice Pilaf Mixed Seasoned Veggies Fruit Salad Soft Roll Milk 2%

30 Parmesan Crusted Fish Seasoned Green beans Roasted Potatoes Yeast Roll Ambrosia Salad Milk 2%

31 Beef Hotdog Slaw Baked Beans Peach Cobbler Fresh apple Hot dog Bun Mustard, relish Milk 2%

17 Beef Chili w/ Beans White Rice Green Salad w/ Dressing Apple Saltines Sour Cream Milk 2%


Travel

Get the most out of your travel experiences! If you are interested in one of these trips check out our website to view the whole itinerary. PLEASE CHECK WITH EXCURSIONS UNLIMITED ABOUT POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS. These trips will all leave from the Supply Senior Center. Reservations can be made directly with Excursions Unlimited by calling : 912-355-0383 (Excursions Unlimited) To see a whole itinerary on any of these trips visit: https://bsrinc.org/travel/ If you have any questions, email: spowell@bsrinc.org

Coming up Quickly! Book Springtime in NYC May 14th-18th 2020 Brought to you by popular demand, BSRI has worked with Excursions Unlimited to plan the perfect, well-rounded trip to NYC!

$1099 per person, double occupancy/ Single Supplement: $500 Highlights:

The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum in Kentucky DATE: AUGUST 4-8, 2020 We are partnering with Excursions Unlimited to bring one of their most popular group tours to you! $949 per person, double occupancy Single Supplement: $300 Dinner in Knoxville, THE ARK ENCOUNTER, visit to CREATION MUSEUM, Ohio River Cruise, Special Dinner at the Chart House, Dinner & Show at Wohlfahrt Haus! 8 meals included!

Welcome dinner in Virginia to break up the drive overnight, then off to NYC to spend 2 luxurious nights in fabulous New York City at the Marriott Marquis located right in Times Square, so there’s plenty of opportunity to have your own fun in the city! Visit the 911 Ground Zero Museum with a tour of Lower Manhattan, optional Broadway Show, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Times Square, and lots more. 5 meals included!

Nashville/Asheville | Nov. 2020 “Mountains, Music and Biltmore” Motor coach, group trip sponsored by BSRI, designed for you by Excursions Unlimited! Visit our website to view itinerary and reserve your spot! $989 Per Person, Double Occupancy


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