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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

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

· Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator · Mallory Balice, Program


· Karen Tierney, Receptionist

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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 Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician


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

· Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland


i · Doug Russell, Leland · Anne Gass, Shallotte · Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte · Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Emory Saghy, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · René Tarquinio, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Courtney Bledsoe, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store · Vaughn Hatley, Southport


e at Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. are lucky to enjoy a network of senior centers across the county, offering programs and services unheard of in other places. Many counties have only one or two senior centers, and they may not offer daily hours or as wide a selection of classes, programs, and services to meet the needs and augment the lives of area seniors. Many people contribute to this exceptional system. Our CEO Jim Fish has a vision for BSRI that seeks excellence in all endeavors, and that goal filters down through the staff and even to the many volunteers who help things happen on the ground, every day. The Buzz hopes to give you a glimpse from time to time of some of the goings-on behind closed doors. On page 16 you’ll read about the Senior Tar Heel Legislature, in which our local delegate Audie Lowrimore advocates for funding and programs to improve the lives of some of our neediest seniors. And please take a look at pages 12 and 13, where we showcase some great event spaces BSRI has for rent. When our seniors don’t need the space, we can offer it to others in our community for conferences and events, raising money for Brunswick County programs and services for seniors. Need a room? Take a look! Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz

Letter from a Director


f you are reading this, the Brunswick Center at Calabash has officially opened, hooray! Thank you for being patient as our construction dust settles. Our August calendar is full of events that will keep us active, learning, and laughing all month long. I’d like to take this opportunity to brag about you and some of our neighbors, specifically our friends at Ace Hardware. Photo by Aline Harrell

Aline Harrell composed the cover photo of the sound and the summer flower Gaillardia (blanket flower) at the point on Oak Island. Harrell, a member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club, lives in Boiling Spring Lakes and attends photo classes at the Brunswick Center at Southport.

Our final pieces of furniture arrived for our center. Several large cabinets for the art studio arrived without notice. We were excited to get the pieces inside when the driver informed us that the company stopped service at the truck, and that they had no tools to help us get them inside. Each piece was over 100 pounds, with some well over 300 pounds.

Angelique Carlson, Director The Brunswick Center at Calabash

We weren’t sure what to do. We visited our neighbor, Gigi, the owner of The Briar Patch, and while she didn’t have a pallet jack, she gave us several folks to call and ask for help. She suggested LETTER, continued on page 6

Jerry Baker and Brian Tanch of Ace Hardware saved the day when we needed community help and a pallet jack. Thank you for serving our new center and the Calabash community!

LETTER, continued from page 5

contacting Ace Hardware to ask if they had a pallet jack that we might borrow. Our team began making the calls to connect with the folks at Ace to ask for help, and fortune smiled. Jerry Baker and Brian Tanch saved the day. Arriving in their pickup, the men unloaded the Ace Hardware pallet jack and went to work. They hauled, pulled and pushed our furniture into the new art studio. The folks from Ace Hardware shared their time, talent, and treasure to make the Brunswick Center at Calabash ready for everyone to enjoy. Jerry and Brian asked for nothing. They exemplify selfless service. Service to others is what a community center is all about, and we need you. We are launching several outreach programs at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. One program is Crafting for Good, where we will choose projects to make lives brighter for other residents of our county. This quarter, we will be making lap blankets for our friends who receive meals with our Meals on Wheels program. We will distribute them this fall. Another program to reach out into our community is Get INvolved, where community organizations come to the center to talk about what they do, how they help, and what we can do to Get INvolved. Community giving isn’t just beneficial to those who are being served. Volunteers 55 and older have better physical and emotional health, have greater life satisfaction, and live longer. It’s why we do what we do here, and we invite you to join us in community service. Remember to say hello to Jerry and Brian when you see them at Ace Hardware or out in town. Please tell them thank you, from all of us.

Angelique Carlson, Director The Brunswick Center at Calabash

Melissa Starr is a transplanted Jersey Girl hailing from Bruce Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, N.J., who came to live in N.C. in 1986. She lived in the Triangle area for most of that time until her recent relocation to Supply in June. Starr received her undergraduate and graduate social work degrees from Rutgers University, beginning her career in clinical social work as a psychotherapist in New Jersey and later in Durham. There she worked for mental health and family counseling services and in her own private practice for more than 20 years. Starr met her husband, Samuel Veach, in 1992. They married and have a son, Joshua, and daughter, Rachel, who both attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Ask her about them and she will beamingly extol all of their virtues and accomplishments, as any proud parent will. When her children were small, Starr took time off from work and chose to not continue as a therapist upon her return to the work world. Her love of service to others brought her in to the world of Adult Day Center management. She directed an adult day health center in Granville County for the past 16 years. “When I saw the opening in Supply, I knew that it was just what I was looking for and where I wanted to be. I am so excited to join the BSRI team,” Starr says. She is looking forward to her work with the seniors that she now calls neighbors, helping build a senior

center and community in Supply. “Put simply, I love people and embrace all of their hopes and dreams for their life’s journey. I am grateful every day that they have chosen me to be along for the ride,” she says.

After joining the BSRI Leland team in March 2018, Assistant Director Courtney Bledsoe, is transferring to Supply. She will miss her Leland family greatly, and will continue to cherish the many relationships she has made.

Vikki Hine is currently serving as site manager at Ash Senior Site. Hine has been working with BSRI for the past two years, helping the nutrition coordinators and case management and assisting wherever needed.

"Life is full of transitions and changes, but I believe that change encourages growth and promotes inspiration,” Bledsoe says. “I am excited to embrace a new beginning by relocating to Supply to fill the Assistant Director role. I look forward to working with Center Director Melissa Starr, building new relationships, developing new activities and programs, and continuing BSRI's mission to serve our seniors.”

Hine enjoys getting to know all of the folks in this area and has developed a special fondness for working with those seniors who are homebound. Currently, she is working in the Shallotte and Ash areas. Hine is at the Ash meal site two days a week, making sure participants are taken care of as much as possible. At BSRI, everyone wears a variety of hats. Hine has worn each hat with love and laughter.


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.


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

By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager Welcome to Thrift Store Throwback! This month we uncovered an interesting photo that turned up in our Thrift Store in Calabash. Do you remember these Hollywood names? From left to right are Keye Luke, Chet Dowling, and Robert Ito. Keye Luke was a Chinese-American actor best known for playing Lee Chan, the “Number One Son” in Charlie Chan films. He played Kato in the original Green Hornet film series, Master Po in the TV series Kung Fu, and Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films. Chet Dowling was a writer and producer whose writing credits include Candid Camera, The Joan Rivers Show, Donny and Marie, Alice, Three’s Company and Gimme a Break. He wrote 52 episodes of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh–In from 1969-71. Robert Ito, born in Canada and of Japanese descent, played Sam Fujiyama on the TV series Quincy, M.E. and Larry Mishima on the evening soap opera series Falcon Crest, among other roles. Do you have questions or information to add? Have a story related to these items? Please share them with us! Contact Mike McGurn at or (910) 712-6458 or Buzz Editor Shelagh Clancy at

Join Boiling Spring Lakes for a Fall Concert Series at Spring Lake Park (210 Pine Rd.) on Sundays Food trucks will be on-site! The Brunswick Center at Supply recently celebrated its one year-anniversary. This center brought together again senior populations from the Sunset Harbor and Lockwood Folly sites. The beautiful facility allows for new programs, and Supply staff has been adding classes throughout this past year. And now new staff has joined the center, adding to the excitement (see page 7). Happy birthday, Supply, and many more!


Bring your chairs, neighbors and family to the lake.

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karlin West, Recreation Program Supervisor, or (910) 363-0018.

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI) reserves the right to use photos or videos of participants for publicity. Participants not wanting their image used must notify BSRI in writing. Your pictures help tell a story of our mission. Thank you for helping us to help others by allowing us to take your picture and use it on social media platforms and our website.

By Joan Leotta


o, it’s too hot to turn on the stove, and you don’t feel like going out, calling in or firing up the grill. What can you make for a nice nourishing meal with a mix of protein, veggies, and carbs? If you have cheese, shrimp, garbanzo beans, salad greens, bread, and zucchini or tomatoes, you can have a wonderful meal. Beans are a good source of protein. One of my favorite summer suppers is a spinach and mixed salad or head lettuce bed of greens with half a can of garbanzo beans, white cannellini beans, or kidney beans, some cut up tomato, and some shredded cheese for added flavor and protein, dressed with a simple olive oil and vinegar. I prefer wine vinegar to balsamic—but use what you like. Salt and pepper may be added at your own preference levels. Add a piece of bread to sop up the extra dressing and you have a fabulous meal! If you have leftover cooked shrimp, put them on top and the meal becomes gourmet. No recipe needed.

Photo by Joan Leotta

Caprese salad makes a quick, delicious hot-weather meal. The tomato shown is Pineapple, a heritage tomato from Indigo Farms.

Tonight for supper I am going to have a caprese salad. Sound fancy? Everything sounds better if you use the Italian word for it. A caprese salad is a slice of tomato with a slice of mozzarella cheese on top. Put a piece of basil on top of that and then dress with salt, pepper, olive oil, and vinegar. Once again, a slice of bread

is a nice addition to the meal. Usually I eat three or four of these tomato-cheese combos if it’s a main course, one or two if it is a side dish.

If you don’t mind boiling some pasta you can have a gourmet meal—but that does mean you have to turn on the stove. Feel like noodles, but want to

avoid carbs and cooking? If you have a couple of zucchini in the garden or the refrigerator, try slicing them into very fine strips, or use a spiralizer to make them into noodles, called zoodles. Heat them for about thirty seconds in the microwave and drain. You can do this ahead of time. Once they are drained, add cut up fresh tomato, some cooked shrimp or beans, dress with vinegar and oil and you have a great imitation-pasta

dinner. Add salt and pepper to taste. Put some cheese on the table and let each person add their own. To add a carb, bring out that piece of bread. If you don’t mind being a bit more carb-centric and turning on the stove, try this pasta recipe. Start the cold sauce as early in the day as you can so the flavors will blend and then, just before it’s time to serve, add the warm pasta, stir, and serve.

Photo by Joan Leotta


AT YOUR SERVICE By Doreen Brennan Whether you are planning an elegant banquet, a wedding, a conference, or a fundraising event, Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., (BSRI) has the right venue solution for you. Each of our centers has event space available for rent to the public. Choose from: 

The Brunswick Center at Calabash

The Brunswick Center at Leland

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

The Brunswick Center at Southport

The Brunswick Center at Supply

Your caterer will feel right at home in each catering kitchen, complete with a warming oven and ice for your event. Seating and tables are available. Some rooms may be divided to combine and share space, and smaller rooms are available for meetings and trainings. We have crews available to set up, break down, and clean up after your event.

Room sizes vary and some spaces can accommodate up to 300 guests. Renters can bring in a band of choice or a DJ for music entertainment. To learn about ballroom availability and to reserve a room for your event, call Debra Marlowe, organizational development coordinator, at (910) 754-2300 or email her at Or visit BSRI’s rental website at to learn more about rental opportunities and book your next event. Photos pages 12 and 13 by Brent Gallant

This page: Space is available to rent at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte for banquets, weddings, conferences, and other events.

Quote of the month: "Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so." -Doris Lessing

New Senior Center in Calabash: The talent search is on! As a nonprofit, we rely on the strength of our community to provide interesting and beneficial programs for our seniors. Seniors, whether recently retired or seasoned older adults, deserve the opportunity to enjoy our services. Our senior centers are community centers. They are a place for building skills and knowledge they are a place for seniors to expand their capabilities and learn new hobbies. In order to offer this, we must find interesting and fresh talents, individuals of any age willing to come and share their skills in the form of an ongoing class or a one-time class. Take a moment to reflect about the hobbies you do on your own. Is there something you can share? Can you take a day of your week for an hour or two and show others how to do it? If your answer was “yes”, or even if it was “maybe,” please let us know. We want to discover those in our community who have hidden talents. We may be able to help you form what you love to do into a lesson for others. There are many different ways our organization is dependent on volunteers. Like many non-profits, our very heartbeat depends on the surrounding community and their willingness to donate time, talent and treasure, the “Three Ts” of success at the root of any mission! It’s important that participants already attending classes at the senior center know to get involved in this way. Currently our biggest need for instructors is for Calabash and Supply senior centers. We are hoping to build in more programing at these locations, so as we wrap up the summer and head into our busiest season, please consider getting involved. ̶ Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Powell To get involved, call (910) 754-2300 or fill out an application at

By Pat Naughton


n the middle of the summer many flowering plants have begun to fade and lose their petals. Removing the spent flowers improves the health and appearance of plants by channeling the plant’s resources away from seed production and into vegetative growth. This process is known as deadheading. Deadheading not only prevents the formation of seeds but stimulates additional flowering. It will often stimulate growth of side shoots in some plants on which additional flowers will form. Deadheading may seem like a tedious task but the new blooms spawned from this task can make the extra effort well worth it. Some of the more commonly grown garden plants the reward these efforts with a second bloom are:  Bleeding heart  Coneflower  Delphinium  Lupine  Phlox  Sage  Salvia  Shasta daisy  Veronica  Yarrow

Deadheading is very easy to do. As plants fade out of bloom, pinch or cut off the flower stem just above the first set of full, healthy leaves. Repeat with all the dead flowers on the plant.

The second bloom will also be longer.

Besides making plants look their best, there are other benefits of deadheading. Removing faded flowers will help prevent foliage from rotting. Wet petals that fall onto the foliage can cause rotting that leads to unsightly brown patches. Bulbous perennials such as lilies need a chance to replenish their bulbs in order to produce a good display of flowers next year. By cutting off flowers heads once the petals fall, the plant’s energy will be diverted away from seed production towards root production. After flowering, many plants produce an abundance of seeds. If allowed to fall, these can result seedlings you may not want. Snip off seedheads before they ripen and release their contents.

Usually deadheading can be done with finger tips or a scissors. If using a scissors or pruner, take precautions to prevent transferring disease-causing pathogens between plants and throughout a plant. Periodically clean the blades while pruning with a sterilizing solution. The traditional mixture for cleaning pruners is water and bleach (4 parts water to 1 part bleach). Another alternative is Lysol which is less corrosive than bleach. Antibacterial wipes that contain alcohol also provide a convenient way to keep blades clean. Deadheading is beneficial for the gardener and plants. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with your plants before you stand back and admire the results. It stimulates desired growth for new flowers and roots and prevents unwanted seedlings. Put on a tie-dye shirt, some music, and enjoy deadheading.


he North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1993. The STHL was established to: 

Provide information to senior citizens on the legislative process and matters being considered by the General Assembly.

Promote citizen involvement and advocacy concerning aging issues before the General Assembly.

Assess the legislative needs of older citizens.

There is one delegate to the Senior Tar Heel Legislature from each of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Our delegate in Brunswick County is Audie Lowrimore.

“We are excited about our October meeting, since this is our silver anniversary year,” Lowrimore said. He is available to speak to any group about STHL and its work. You can reach him at (910) 6125859 or To keep up with STHL’s work on senior issues, read the minutes every month at

“We are really excited about our five priorities,” Lowrimore said. The STHL is making progress on several fronts, including these changes recorded by June 11, 2018:

The North Carolina Home and

Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) provides home and community-based services to the elderly, malnourished, homebound, dependent, and those who are socially and economically needy. About 10,000 seniors are on the HCCBG waiting list. About 1.2 million more are expected to turn 60 years of age by the year 2034. The STHL requested the General Assembly increase HCCBG funding by $7 million in recurring funds. Outcome: Increase in recurring federal funding: $3,934,394

Carolina. It has become a national best practice model for providing respite services to family members who are caring at home for a relative with dementia. The number of North Carolinians affected is about 160,000 and is expected to exceed 210,000 by 2025. Supporting families to assist their aging family members at home results in substantial savings in public funds. STHL recommends that the General Assembly increase funding by 10 percent annually. Outcome: No change.

Increase in recurring state funding: $1,000,000 Total: $4,934,394

There are 163 senior centers in 97 counties that provide programs and services to enhance the health and wellness of older adults. These services help elders remain independent, delaying costlier services or housing options. To maintain operation, senior centers get funding from sources that include federal, state, and local governments, special events, participant contributions, grants, and volunteers. STHL requested increased funding for senior centers by an additional $300,000 in recurring funds. Outcome: Four senior centers across the state received one-time funding.

Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternative to Running on Empty) was designed and tested in North

North Carolina’s APS Program must be strengthened and funded to respond to growth in the aging population, some of whom may become victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. The State of North Carolina has not provided any funding for the APS Program since the 2010-2012 budget. The only funding for the APS Program is provided by county governments and a decreasing federal Social Services Block Grant. STHL recommends the General Assembly make available $5 million in recurring funds to meet the growing need for APS. Outcome: The budget bill added one APS and Guardianship Social Worker position to the Division of Aging and Adult Services. The budget bill also included $987,309 from the federal Social Service Block Grant for DSS to provide additional guardianship services. STHL, continued on page 39

By Donna Ruth Morgan


his month’s reviews are from 2018 fiction bestseller lists. All three are available from the Brunswick County Library system.

Kristen Hannah’s The Great Alone is a saga of a family looking for a fresh start homesteading in Alaska’s beautiful yet perilous wilderness. Husband and father Ernt is a conflicted veteran, wife and mother Cora is an enabling, needy woman, and teenaged daughter Leni embodies resilience despite her parent’s toxic marriage. By far, the spectacular landscape is the best character. Nutshell review: The wounds of post-Vietnam America underpin this epic novel about conquering inner demons

and external challenges, but uneven plot and a disconnected denouement detracted from a favorite author’s latest. Former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson co-authored The President is Missing. Treachery, terrorism, and an interesting twist make this too-long book tolerable. Patterson’s expertise with plots is apparent and the verbose apologetics are Clinton’s hallmark. The timeliness of cyberterrorism is the only element that rings true—for the most part, the book is a fantasy wish list for the “perfect” president surviving a hail of bullets (wither art thou, Secret Service?). Nutshell review: Only in fiction could such a man—professional athlete, POW hero, tragic widower, fearless,

honest, and high-minded—become POTUS. We can only hope it happens someday. The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews is crammed with nostalgia, wrongs righted, lost love found, and tension along romantic, legal, and racial lines. The characters (even minor ones) are well-formed and the plot movement plays out nicely as single-mom lawyer Brooke assists mysterious, nonagenarian Josephine in attaining peace of mind prior to her death. Making amends is not as easy as it seems, especially with a villain bent on malice. Nutshell review: This romantic mystery novel’s description of days gone by and relationship struggles has surprises enough to satisfy any reader.

N.C. Department of Insurance • Mike Causey, Commissioner 855-408-1212 (toll free) •


NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH Vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunizations are especially important for older adults and for adults with chronic conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, or heart disease. Medicare covers a number of vaccines for beneficiaries under Medicare Part B and the Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D). For more information contact M. René Tarquinio, LBSW at (910)754-2300, ext 1107

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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 910-754-2300 Ext. 1053 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30-1:30 Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Served at 12 PM


Thursday 2 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

7 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Hired Hands Band

9 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

14 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub

16 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

21 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub

23 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

28 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub

30 9:30 Coffee with Friends 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 12:00 Lunch BIRTHDAY CAKE AND ICE CREAM 12:30 Bingo

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 or 363-0018

August 2018 Monday

Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site Activity Calendar *Subject to change


Program Color Codes Red = On Site Special Activity Green = Trips Purple = Fitness 6

9am Card Making

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

7 9:30-10:30am Clogging



1 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:30 Line Dance Club

2 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

8 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:30 Line Dance Club

9 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

Friday 3 10am Walking Class 11am TOPS


12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 10 10am Walking Class 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch

4pm The Office Drink Social Meet and Greet

12:30pm Ice Cream Birthday Social

15 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:30 Line Dance Club


17 10am Walking Class 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

13 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

14 9:30-10:30am Clogging

20 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

21 9:30-10:30am Clogging

22 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:30 Line Dance Club

23 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

24 10am Walking Class 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

27 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

28 9:30-10:30am Clogging

29 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:30 Line Dance Club

30 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga


10 am Spa Day and Lunch

10am Mah Jong

11am Brown Bag and a Movie 6pm All Levels Yoga

Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department 1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 910-363-0018 Program Information

Happy Birthday! August 10th 12:30pm

BSL Fitness Room 6:30am-3pm


2nd Friday of every month, we celebrate the birthdays of the month with an ICE CREAM SUNDAE SOCIAL!

Meet New Friends! Here are some opportunities we have to gather and meet new people in your area! Both for FREE!

Thursday, August 9th 4pm at The Office Meet and Greet Drink Social (wine, beer and coffee for purchase)

Thursday, August 16th 11am at BSL Community Center Brown Bag and a movie. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie!

FREE GYM membership! Come see if you qualify!

FREE EVENTS!! Friday, August 3rd 11:30-12:30am Blood Pressure Testing provided by Community Hospice at BSL Community Center, first Friday of every month. Do you follow us on Facebook? Make sure you do! We have contests and other fun games to win great prizes! BSLparksandrecreation

We also email out our calendar monthly. Would you like to join? Email Karlin to request to be added at

Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





DAILY Drop In Activities: Reading, Coffee with Friends, Morning News, Table Games, Green or * = Fee Based Class; Red ^ =Requires Prior Sign Up; Blue=New Offering/Time 8:30 Geri-Fit 9:30 Chair Arthritis 10:30 Crafting for Good 11:00 Healthy Living

10:00 Tai Chi 11:00 Book Club

12p Lunch

12p Lunch




Line Dancing


Cooking with Carol



9:30 BINGO* 10:00 Line Dancing 11:00 Get INvolved

11:30a Lunch




Art Journaling

12 Lunch

12:00 Yoga 2:00 Caregiver Support Group

12:30 Geri-fit 2: 00 Intro. Knitting

12 Lunch 12:30

Mystery Craft


Chair Yoga

Contributions Always Welcome for All Center Programming & Activities






1 Intro. to Medicare

2 Get Involved Paws-Ability

3 Sea Turtle Stewardship

6 Coffee with a 7 Cop

8 Diabetes Education

9 Get Involved: BSRI




15 Essential Oils 16 Hurricane 17 Class Prep. w/ American Red Cross

20 Technology Help


22 Non-violent 23 Senior Communication Citizens Acad.

27 Technology Help

28 29 Monthly Outing 11 a.m. Fall screening


24 Birthday Celebration


Happy August!

Special Events: 8/1: Intro to Medicare 11am 8/2 Paws-Ability 11 m 8/3: Sea Turtles 11 am 8/6 Coffee with a Cop 9am 8/8 Diabetes Education 10am 8/9: Get Involved BSRI 11am 8/15: Essential Oils 11am 8/16 Hurricane Preparedness 1pm 8/21 Technology Help 9:30 8/22 Non-violent Communication 8/23 Senior Citizens Academy 8/27 Technology Help 12 pm Regular Monthly Events Daily Announcements at 12:15p 4th Fridays: Birthday Celebration 4th Tuesdays: Monthly Outing

10050 Beach Dr SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427.

Angelique Carlson, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

Upcoming Special Programs: PawsAbility- Learn more about what PawsAbility is doing to assist local rescue groups and advance programs that improve animal welfare in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Sea Turtle Stewardship– Join Carmel Zetts to learn more about sea turtles, and how we can support sea life and take care of our beaches Coffee with a Cop– Building relationships. One cup at a time. Police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Introduction to Essential Oils– In the class, you'll learn about essential oil safety, how essential oils are produced, and common methods of use. You'll also learn to create a more natural, healthy lifestyle with Aromatherapy. Get Involved with BSRI– Are you interested in volunteering with us but don’t know where to start? Meet with Sarah Powell, BSRI Volunteer Coordinator to get on the path to becoming a volunteer. Diabetes Education- Meet with Diana E. Jones with Brunswick County Health Services to discuss lifestyle changes that make managing your diabetes easier, like staying healthy and active. Hurricane Preparedness– Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe! Nonviolent Communication– Join our friends at Hope Harbor Home to promote nonviolence and build healthy relationships. Senior Citizens Academy– Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office members will share how to reduce the possibility of crime and improve our quality of life. From home security to defensive driving and from elder abuse to fraud prevention, the Senior Citizens Academy will serve as a vehicle for law enforcement to share their experience and knowledge.

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

August 2018 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY




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

11:30 Weight Mgt. *^

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

Strength & Core Morning Yoga Painting Balance Class Tai-Chi Fit/Flow* Leland Larks Choir Practice

Total Body Cond. 10:30 BINGO* 8:00 10:30 Arthritis Exercise 10:00 9:30 Geri-Fit 10:30 9:30 Line Dancing-Int 11:00 11:00 10:00 Crafts 11:00 10:30 Chair Aerobics 8:30

Super Sampler*^ Geri-Fit Brain Games Arthritis Exercise Computer Help Line Dancing-Beg

11:30 TRX Training*^

12p Lunch 12:30 12:30 1:00 1:00 2:00 4:30 6:30

12p Lunch

Mystery Craft Walk w/ Ease Mah Jongg Restorative Yoga*^ Intro to TRX *^

1:00 1:00 2:00

11:30a EARLY Lunch

Sleep Mats Parkinson’s I*^ Parkinson’s-II*^

12:30 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00

Painting TRX Overflow*^ Tabata*^ Bridge Club Cardio Fusion*^

12p Lunch 12:30 Walk w/ Ease 1:00 Oil Painting

12p Lunch 12:30 Balance Class 1:30 Yoga

Cardio Dance*^ Evening Yoga* 55+ By Donation

August 2018 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY



Get Connected! Email us at 1 to be HAND & FOOT added to our email list. Stay up to date CARD GAME about new activities/events, schedule 1-3p changes, and cancellations!



7 SEWING BEE 12-3p











15 16 HAND & FOOT CARD GAME 1-3p

MOVIE 10a 17

20 21 HIRED HANDS SEWING BEE MUSIC 10:30a 12-3p “MONEYSMART” 10:30-11:30a






PRACTICE 10:30a 9/3 CLOSED MON. 9/3 for Labor Day!





Regular Monthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch 1st Friday, (After Lunch): Celebrate Birthdays 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 12p: Sewing Bee Class 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 12:30p: Jewelry Making 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Card Game 2nd Thursday, 10a: Caregiver Support Group 2nd Friday: Monthly Outing 2nd Friday, 10a: Movie at The Leland Center 3rd Monday, 10:30a: Hired Hands Music Last Wednesday, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Thursday, 2-3p: Leland Center Book Club Special Events/Presentations:

“Donuts with the Director” w/Veronica Lett-McGee August 2nd, 10a in the Friendship Hall “Meet & Greet” w/ Patient Assistance Coordinator Marilou Smith: August 9th, 12p (During Lunch) “Money Smart for Older Adults” w/ Don Messer August 20th & 27th (2 Wks.) 10:30-11:30a “Tea Time with Caroline” w/ Intern Caroline McLeod August 30th, 10a in the Friendship Hall

New Center Activities

Leland Cheer Squad! Practice 2nd & 4th Mondays, 10:30-11:30a

121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 28451 910-754-7701

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

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Courtney Bledsoe, Assistant Director The Leland Center Motto:

“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.” HEALTH INFO & SCREENINGS Weight Management for Healthy Living ~4 Week Class Series ~ ($50.00) August 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th 11:30AM-12:30PM For more information contact: Isabella O’Brian 910-264-4060

JOIN THESE NEW GROUPS! The Leland Cheer Squad! Practice 2nd & 4th Mondays 10:30-11:30AM Beginning 08/13/18 Movers & Shakers Room Leland Center Bridge Club Wednesdays 1:30-3PM Beginning 08/01/18 The Friendship Hall

August Class Series! ~4 Week Class Series ~ August 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th Restorative Yoga & Meditation 1-2PM (Movers & Shakers Rm) ~OR~ INTRO TO TRX 2-3PM (Leland Room) Each Series $50.00 (4 wks.) For info/registration call Isabella 910-264-4060

“Donuts with the Director” Grab a donut and chat with Leland’s Director, Veronica Lett-McGee August 2nd @ 10AM In The Friendship Hall *Sign up at front desk

NEW WEEKLY CLASS! *TGIF Super Sampler* Fridays 8AM-9AM $7; Advance Registration Required (activity board) Questions? Call Juanita 910-470-8764

“Meet &Greet” with BSRI’s Patient Assistance Coordinator, Marilou Smith August 9th @ 12:00PM (Lunch Hall) Uninsured? Underinsured? Can’t afford your prescription drugs? Marilou will share resources that can help! Not able to attend? Call 910-754-2300 ext.1206 to set up an appointment.

“MONEY SMART FOR OLDER ADULTS” 2 Week Class Series by Don Messer August 20th and 27th,10:30-11:30AM Learn how to reduce risk of exploitation, guard against identity theft, plan for

“Tea Time w/ Caroline” Get to know our intern, Caroline McLeod, over a cup of tea. August 2nd @ 10AM In The Friendship Hall

unexpected loss, and receive resources for money management. Must be a registered BSRI Participant RSVP by August 15th (See front desk) No Cost


Puzzles, Books, Magazines, Card Games, Rummikub, TV, Billiards, Exercise Equipment, Shuffleboard, Board Games, Simple Sewing, Horseshoes, Corn Hole, Socialization, Walking, Coloring Sheets.

CINEMA AT THE CENTER Enjoy a Film and Fresh Popcorn with Friends

2nd Friday of the Month @ 10AM

121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 28451 910-754-7701

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Courtney Bledsoe, Assistant Director

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





Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





“Determine to live life with flair and laughter” Maya Angelou 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Weekly Updates 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:45 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:00 Beginner Bridge 1:30 Tai Chi w/ Dean

10:00 Caregivers Support Group 10:30 Geri Fit w/Angela 11:15 Aerobics w/ Angela 12:00 Lunch 1:15 Tai Chi w/ Dean 1:30 Scrabble 2:30 Beginner Line Dancing Charlotte’s Yoga classes cancelled for the summer.

10:00 Tabata w/ Shelley 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Line Dancing 11:00 Adult Coloring 11:00 Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/Angela 11:45 Lunch 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Shopping 1:00 Rummikub 2:00 Table Tennis

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

1:15 1:30

Zumba Gold w/ Kathryn Beginner Yoga w/Kathryn Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics Lunch Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite Tai Chi w/Dean Art Class

Keith’s Meditation classes cancelled for the summer.

9:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:45 12:15 1:30

Pilates w/Angela Choral Group Ladies Pool/ Billiards Tabata w/Shelly Beginner Computer Class Craft Class BP Checks Lunch Bingo Beginner Watercolor Class Keith’s Tai Chi classes cancelled for the summer. Visually Impaired Group will resume in September.

Contributions Always Welcome

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY




3 10:00 Computer Class #3 10:30 BP Check

9 10:00 Trip to Sunset Beach Market -Lunch In Calabash

10 9:00 Food Pantry 10:00 Computer Class #4 10:30 BP w/LCFH 11:00 Sharon Keith Presentation

Boost Available for Purchase During 8 7 6 12:00-3:00 11:00 10:00-12:00 Basket Weaving Walgreens Technology Presentation Class with Zada Mae

13 14 12:00-3:00 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae 20



16 17 11:00 Sip ‘n Chat 10:00 Computer 11:45 Nutrition Class #5 10:30 BP Check

21 22 11:00 10:00-12:00 Walgreens Technology Presentation Class 12:30 Google Expeditions






24 Birthday Day 9:00 Food Pantry 2:30pm Declutter 10:00 Computer Presentation Class #6 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 31 10:00 Computer

Class #1 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

Calendar subject to change. Please send us your email address to receive regular updates. 8/3 Beginner Watercolor Class 8/9 Trip to Sunset Beach Market Lunch in Calabash 8/10 Presentation by Sharon Keith Community Home Care and Hospice 8/10, 8/24 Food Pantry 8/31 New Computer Class Begins.

Monthly Quote: Never believe that your best days are behind you. You may just need to reach farther ahead. Tay Zonday Our heartfelt “thank you” to the Shallotte Sorority for their continued support and contributions.

Shopping Trip to Sunset Beach Market with lunch in Calabash, Thursday, August 9th, 10am, cost $3. Call to sign up.

Sharon Keith of Community Home Care and Hospice will speak on Friday, August 10th, at 11am about volunteer opportunities at the agency.

Audie Lawrimore, Senior Tar Heel Representative (left), conducted the “Can You Hear Me Now?” Advocacy Event held July 2nd which called for seniors to sign letters to members of the Subcommittee on Aging asking them to increase general purpose funding for senior centers by $300,000 in recurring funds. We thank all those who came out (in record number!) to support our center in this important effort.

Monthly Joke: What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer's day? I'm bacon!

Declutter Your Closet, Declutter Your Life presentation on Thursday, August 23rd, 2:30pm, Volunteer, Organizer, and Instructor Margarete O’Leary will share some simple “secrets” to taking back your precious space and having more time to enjoy life. (It’s easier than you think!) Sign up now and share your “clutter” stories, have fun, and then, declutter! Zach Canady’s last day as Shallotte’s Nutrition Coordinator was Friday, July 5th. We will miss his smiling face and positive attitude. We wish him much success in his new career and thank him for all his hard work and willingness to help out with whatever was needed.

Tree Planting ceremony at Shallotte Center sponsored by the Elder Abuse Network and BC Adult Protective Services. The tree is a reminder to “grow” community awareness about elder abuse.

**The Center is CLOSED, Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. We will reopen Tuesday at 8am. **Keith Webb’s Tai Chi Class will resume on Friday, September 14th at 1pm. (There will be only one class: regular Tai Chi, not seated Tai Chi.) **Falls Prevention Awareness Mini Festival, Friday, September 21st, 9am-1pm.

Crafty Fridays — 10am. Craft schedule is posted at the front desk and in the craft room. Call to cancel if you can‟t attend a class you‟ve signed up for. Others may be waiting. Changes in class schedules are sent via email. If you don‟t have email, please make sure we have your phone number and are able to leave a message on your phone or answering machine.

Aug. 3rd, Paint „n‟ Take Acrylics: Quaint little “Church in the Vale” $5. All supplies included.

Aug. 10th, Ear Cuffs for pierced or non-pierced ears! $4. Your choice of color/style. (Bead optional) All supplies included.

Aug. 17th, Make unique burlap flowers and gorgeous lace ones, too! $4. They‟re great to put on gifts, kids‟ headbands, or to decorate crafts, clothing and more! All supplies included.

(Note: pictures may be representative and are projects are subject to change.)

Aug. 24th and 31st. (Two-session class.) Mini Woven Wall Hanging. Great for yourself or as a gift. $8. No weaving experience necessary. All supplies included.

Beginning Watercolor starts Friday, August 3rd, from 1:30-3:30pm. There are six classes, one each week. Fee for the entire 6 weeks is $30 (only $5 per class!). Sign up required and space is limited. We‟ll keep a waitlist in case there are cancellations—so don‟t hesitate to call! A modest supply list will be available at the front desk. Participants will need to purchase and bring their own supplies to class. (If you cannot find some or all of the supplies by the time class begins, we have a limited number of materials available for your use in the first class.) Summer is a great time to immerse yourself in this fun and versatile artistic medium. Please call if you have any questions.

Joan Hoyle‟s art class moves to Thursdays at 1:30pm.

Congratulations to (L-R) Ellen Pagliaro, Kathy Johnson, and Linda Sawyer on their promotion to Green Belt in the art of the Samurai Sword taught by Sifu Dean Sutzer at the Supply Center.

Zada Mae‟s Pine Needle Basket Weaving, Mon., August 6th and 13th, 12pm to 3pm. Cost $22. All supplies included. Sign up Friday before class.

102 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461

Call 910-278-3622 or 278-6552 910-754-2300 For Reservations Deanna Eddinger, Community Center Director Rodney, Stephanie & Thomas Community Center Assistants Operating Hours: (T, W, Th) 9:30 am-2:00 pm Senior Activity Calendar August 2018 (Subject to Change)


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

Thursday 2 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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 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 1pm Drumming

9 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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 Card Games

15 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1pm Drumming

16 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

21 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time 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 Social Time

22 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1pm Drumming 29 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1pm Drumming

23 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time 30 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

Essie Jernigan 8/2 James Mobley 8/12 Janet Berg 8/15 Linda Brummett 8/16 Keni Laviviere 8/18 Annette Inglis 8/20 Clark Sizemore 8/24 David Vanryn 8/29

Weekly Activity Schedule– Lunch Served at 11:30 daily EVERY MONDAY





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

Yoga & Pilates




Watercolor $


Yoga & Pilates


Mah Jongg








Easy Does It

10:30 Gentle Yoga $


Tai Chi Forms $


Tai Chi Forms $ 12:00

10:00 Hand & Foot


10:00 Shanghai



Technology Workshop



Tai Chi Forms $




10:00 Knit & Chain


Hand & Foot




12:00 Beginning Yoga

10:30 Tai Chi $

10:00 Card Making #


Silver Paddles

10:45 You Can Do It

10:00 Quilting


Tai Chi $

10:30 Beg. Tai Chi


Gentle Cardio &

12:15 Bible Study

10:00 Bible Study




12:30 Silver Samurai $


Gentle Cardio



Precept Upon

12:30 Jewelry 101 #

and Core $




12:45 Afternoon

12:15 Cardio Fusion $ 1:00

Mah Jongg


Total Body






Jam Session


Square Dancing





Beginning Line

Hand Drumming

Dance 2:00

Int./ Advanced Line Dance



Contributions Always Welcome for All Center Programming & Activities Monthly Activity Schedule for Southport MONDAY





31 Swedish Embroidery Class +

1 Balance Evaluation— Kindred +



6 PharmAssist US Presentation +





13 Precept Upon Precept + 1:45pm







22 Caregiver Support Group



27 5 Wishes Presentation





One-Day Watercolor Workshop $+

The Brunswick Center at Southport

July 31st– Swedish Embroidery Class August 1st– Balance Evaluations August 3rd– Watercolor Workshop August 6th– PharmAssist U.S. August 27th– 5 Wishes Presentation

*** Calendar subject to change Email Jackie Knott at to receive regular updates.

August Movies! Join us on Wednesdays at 12:45pm

Hurry and Register!!! Join us on Tuesday morning, July 31st, for this fun Swedish Embroidery class . Let Sheila Grooms show you how to master this beautiful art. Call or stop by the front desk to register today. Space is limited !

New Workshop! One Day Only! Please join us on Friday morning, August 3rd 8:30am-12:30pm This 4 hour workshop will focus on basic watercolor techniques in an instruction-based, demonstration-application class. Class fee is $50. Contact Lin Frye to register at 919-662-5900.

August 1 August 8 August 15 August 22 August 29

Finding Your Feet I Am Elizabeth Smart The Leisure Seeker Midnight Sun Overboard

Come Learn how this one document can help you prepare for the future! Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport When: Monday, August 27, 2018 Time: 12:30pm Location: Stage Ballroom Presented by:

Have you fallen recently? Would you like to have your balance evaluated? Come learn what you can do to improve your balance! Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport When: Wednesday, August 1st Time: 12:30pm Location: Stage Ballroom

Presented by licensed physical therapists!

Sharing our gratefulness for: 

  

Sherry Ross for all of her hard work on our very successful yard sale in June. We could not have done it without you, Sherry! Pat Lykins for teaching our fundraiser burlap wreath making class July 27th. What a huge success for our center! Haylie Long for her wonderful presentation on advanced directives on July 16th. Sheila Grooms for her class on Swedish embroidery on July 31st! Tony Bryant for helping us with setting up rooms, setting up and running the weekly movie, helping in the kitchen, and all you do for us here in Southport. We appreciate you!

Thank you to our Southport Drum Circle for representing Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. in the Southport Fourth of July parade. Also a very special thank you to Mel Jackson and Jackie Knott for taking their holiday time off to take them!

Thank you so much to Gail Damstrom for planting our new plants in front of the center. They’re beautiful!

Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





Calendar Key:($, denotes instructor fee; M, denotes material fee; DG denotes events at Dinah E. Gore Center; AFEP denotes Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program; WWE denotes Walking with Ease) Calendar is subject to change.


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 11:00 Tai Chi

8-4 8 8 8:30 9 10 10

Drop in Activities Walking Club Pickleball (DG)($) Coffee w/ Friends (M) 50+ Softball (DG) Brain Fitness Paper Crafting Techniques

8-4 8 Coffee w/ Friends 8:30 (M)


Co-Ed Volleyball 10:15 (DG) 11:00 Watercolor Painting

12p Lunch

Qi Gong/TaiChi AFEP Line Dancing WWE Craft Group 50+ Basketball (DG)

Drop in Activities Pickleball (DG)($) Coffee w/ Friends (M) 9 50+ Softball (DG) 10 Adult Coloring 10:30 Rummikub/ Dominoes 10:30 Chair Exercise

8-4 9 10 11 11

Drop in Activities Coffee w/Friends (M) Rummikub Painting Club Tai Chi

11:00 Coups for Troops

12p Lunch 12 12:30 1:00 1:30 2 3

Drop in Activities


12:30 AFEP 1 Games 1 King’s Row Canasta 1:30 WWE 3:15 GeriFit

12p Lunch 12:30 1 1:30 2 3

12 Lunch

AFEP Movie WWE Corn Hole 50+ Basketball (DG)

1 1 2 3:15

12 Lunch

Games 1 King’s Row Ca3 nasta Pickleball (DG)($) GeriFit

Silver Samurai 50+ Basketball (DG)

Monthly Activity Schedule for August TUESDAY




THURSDAY 2 2p Beach Bingo

15 11 Hired Hands Band

FRIDAY 3 10:30 BP Checkw/ LCFH

9 10 2p ALZ/ Dementia Caregiver Support Group


14 15 9 Donuts with the Director


17 2p Beach Music, Shagging & “Mocktails”


21 2:30 Summer Recipe Swap


23 2p Mystery Bag Bingo






31 12:30 Birthday Celebration

9 Shopping Trip TBA

Regular Monthly Events 2nd Wednesdays: Hired Hands Band 2nd Thurs: Alz/Dementia Caregiver Support Group Last Wednesdays: Shopping Trip TBA Last Fridays: Birthday Celebration

Upcoming Events– Be on the Look Out in September! 9/7– 10A-Coastal Hearing Center Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Quartet-TBA

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

Melissa Starr, Director Courtney Bledsoe, Assistant Director

Start Your Weekend Early! Get Your Shag On!! Beach Music, Shagging &

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

The Hired Hands Band August 15 at 11:00

“Mocktails” Friday, August 17 at 2:00 pm Please RSVP

Making Beads & Jewelry out of Paper and Quilling in August!

Donuts with the Director Let’s Chat! August at 9:00 am Paper Crafting Techniques Tuesdays at 10 am Space is limited, must RSVP!

Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Support Group July 12 at 2pm

Learn how to play Kings Row Hand &Foot Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm

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

Melissa Starr, Director Courtney Bledsoe, Assistant Director

FREE MOVIES are shown on the big screen every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Join us for a movie and popcorn MOVIE TITLES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Volunteer Opportunities Are you a people person? Seeking Volunteers for our front desk. We have shifts open. Do you have any skills, talents, trades that you would like to share or teach others? We are looking for you. Please call Courtney at 910-754-2300 Ext.1061


EXERCISE EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED! It was a delight to Supply Center members to see the arrival


of a Vision Fitness Recumbent Cycle, an Air Dyne Pro Bike, and a Vision Fitness Stand up Elliptical Trainer on July 10.

July 29th ….. Must RSVP TO BE DETERMINED

Two treadmills will be following soon. Thank you Shane,


Ronald and Earl for the delivery and setup of our brand new equipment. (Pictured below) We are all so excited to see the wellness and fitness aspect of our center expand to meet our growing needs. Come to the Supply Center and break a sweat helping us break in our new equipment in the Northside Exercise Room!!!

August 2nd at 2p.m.

Beach Bingo August 23rd at 2 p.m.

Mystery Bag Bingo

Town Creek Senior Site Mike Blandino , Manager Town Creek Community Building 6420 Ocean Hwy Winnabow, NC Call 910-368-5348 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30AM - 1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12pm

John Ingraham, LLC First Financial Education Centers

Activity Calendar August 2018 Subject to change


Thursday 2 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

Safe Retirement Solutions Insurance, Planning, Wealth Management 5039-5 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-6921

7 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

9 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

14 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

16 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

21 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

23 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

28 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

30 10am Coffee and Games 11:15 Yoga Class 12:00 Lunch

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


*Menus subject to change* Monday


6 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Pasta Green Salad Tropical Fruit Ranch Dressing Bread Stick Milk 2%



Sliced Ham Country Style Green beans Sweet Potato Casserole Applesauce Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%




1 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk

2 Chicken Salad Pasta Salad Cucumber Salad Mandarin Oranges Wheat Bread Cookie Milk 2%

3 Fish Sandwich Coleslaw Hushpuppies Oven Roasted Potatoes Chilled Peaches 4 “ Bun Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk 2 % Tarter Sauce

8 Vegetable Lasagna Green Salad w/ Dressing Breadstick Chocolate Pudding Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2%

9 BBQ Chicken Breast Collard Greens Orange Mac & Cheese Peach Cobbler Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

10 Turkey and Cheese on Wheat Lettuce Tomato Potato Salad Mayo, Mustard Chilled Pears Milk 2%

Pork Marsala Orzo w/Parmesan cheese and Spinach Seasoned Carrots Baked Apples Milk 2% Whole Wheat Roll


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

15 Mexican Fiesta Casserole Confetti Corn Corn Bread Tropical Fruit Cinnamon Roll Sour Cream Milk 2%

16 Beef Hotdog Coleslaw Baked Beans Hotdog bun Jello w/ fruit Mustard Milk 2 %

17 Chicken Fajitas w/ Peppers and Onions Spanish Rice Pinto Beans Soft Taco Shells Mandarin Oranges Chocolate Pudding Milk 2%

20 Shepherd’s Pie Lima Beans Mixed Berry Cobbler Whole Wheat Roll Milk 2%

21 Pork Cutlet w/ Gravy Great Northern Beans Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

22 Kielbasa Sausage w/ Peppers &Onions Sauerkraut Hotdog bun Spiced Pears Margarine Mustard Packet Milk 2%

23 Baked Spaghetti Spaghetti Noodles Green Salad Peach Cobbler Breadstick Dressing Milk 2%

24 Chicken Teriyaki Brown Rice Asian Veggies Vanilla Pudding Mandarin Oranges Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

27 Country Fried Chicken w/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Biscuit Jello Milk 2% Margarine

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

29 Stuffed Shells w/ Meat Sauce Green Salad w/ Dressing Garlic Bread Brownie Fruit Juice 100%

30 All American Cheeseburger Lettuce & Tomato Bagged Chips Ketchup, Mayo Bun 4” Apple Pie Milk 2%

31 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk

Dixie L. Britt, 69, of Supply, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Jonathan Young Richmond, 77, of Southport, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Eva Mae Burney, 76, of Supply, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Etha Mae Robinson, 86, of Supply, died Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Pearlie Millinor Campbell, 88, of Leland, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington.

Lawrence “Larry” Turley, 85, of Leland, died Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Alice Faye Canady, 66, of Shallotte, died Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Harry W. Vincent, 89, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Ava Lee Carlisle, 91, of Supply, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Robert W. Voight, Sr., 81, of Southport, died Monday, June 4, 2018.

Bettie Prestwood Clinard, 83, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died June 15, 2018 at her home.

Fritz Otto Wackernagel, 93, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick.

Frank Henry Cook Sr., 73, of Southport, died Sunday, June 3, 2018. Myrtle “Connie” Lipscomb Dewitte, 86, of Southport, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at home. Richard George Englert, 86, died Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Rosa Lee Yeagle, 90, of Sunset Harbor, died Sunday, June 24, 2018.

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Elizabeth Carol “Libby” Evans, 77, of Supply, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 in the SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick House. Thomas Francis Herncane, 72, of Sunset Beach, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Norman Ray Holden, 82, of Southport, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018. George Anthony Matteo, 71, died Saturday, June 16, 2018. Jewel Aileen McCumbee, 87, of Ash, died Saturday, June 16, 2018. Robert Jennings “Bobby” Peavy, Jr., 77, of Supply, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at home. Janice Prigge, 82, of Wilmington, died Saturday, June 23, 2018.

The General Assembly created the N.C. Study Commission on Aging in 1987 to study and evaluate the delivery of services to older adults and recommend improvements. In 2011, this commission was repealed, creating an information gap between the older adults in need of assistance and organizations concerned with meeting those needs. The North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature requests the North Carolina General Assembly reestablish the North Carolina Study Commission on Aging. Outcome: The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services has designated a Subcommittee on Aging.

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