Brunswick Senior Buzz August 2019

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BSRI Administration Staff · 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 · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Glen Hemingway Assistant Operations Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator

· Mallory Balice, Program Specialist · Karen Tierney, Receptionist BSRI Center/Site Staff · 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

i · Doug Russell, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Anne Gass, Shallotte · Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte · Blair Stanley, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Sherrill Jolly, Southport · Sherry Lucero, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Casey Freed, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Teresa Nelson, Supply · Ilona Smith, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store

Contributors Born and raised in Indiana, cover photographer Dave Kilgore graduated from Tri State College with a degree in engineering. He moved to Southern Maryland and then Northern Virginia, and after a career in the defense industry, Dave and his wife Brenda retired to Brunswick County in 2008. They are enjoying life at Brunswick Plantation. Dave has renewed his interest in photography and is president of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club. After retiring from leadership roles in engineering and information technology at a major confectionary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. Beth has been enjoying reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and writing human-interest stories. She is also a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Library of Oak Island and Southport. She lives in Southport with her husband and dog Betsy. Beth’s yoga tale begins on page 12. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Plantation in Brunswick County in 2017 after Pat retired 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. Pat investigates Brunswick County’s pollinator garden on page 14. 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 grandchildren. Look over some of Donna’s picks for crime and mystery reading on page 15. Holly Tate is a beach-loving North Carolina transplant who grew up on Long Island and never wants to be too far from the ocean. A self-proclaimed “grammar geek,” Holly recently retired from a career in marketing communications after writing, managing, and editing communications for more than 30 years. She loves to explore Brunswick County. Holly meets with a couple celebrating their 65th anniversary on page 16. Joan Leotta has been playing with words on page and stage since childhood in Pittsburgh. Her poetry and essays appear in many publications. Her four historical fiction novels feature strong women in times of U.S. wars, and her poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released. Her poem about summer peaches is on page 10 of this month’s Buzz.


ugust 21 is World Senior Citizens Day. The main purpose of World Senior Citizens Day is to raise awareness of the condition of older people and to support them throughout the aging process. And the day recognizes senior accomplishments, skills, and knowledge. World Senior Citizens Day reminds the government of its commitment to help seniors. In this respect, Audie Lowrimore represents Brunswick County seniors at the Senior Tar Heel Legislature. If you haven’t attended one of his talks explaining the work of this important group, check your calendar or see page 11 to learn more. Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. also exists to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults in Brunswick County. BSRI advocates for programs and delivers services that sustain seniors’ independence and participation in the community. The Brunswick Senior Buzz spreads the word abut BSRI programs and services and community efforts for the benefit of seniors. This is your Buzz! Do you have an item that may be of interest to seniors in Brunswick County? Celebrate Senior Citizens Day by letting us know so we can pass it on. Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz

Letter from the President/CEO

One for the Record Books


hat a pleasure it is to have a moment to share an update concerning BSRI and some of the many goals that have been achieved over the past fiscal year.

Photo by David Kilgore

As the Brunswick Center at Calabash celebrates its one-year anniversary, it is my pleasure to announce that beginning in August, our full-service kitchen will begin preparing meals on site for lunches and for Meals on Wheels for those who are homebound. This accomplishment will allow us to serve meals of the highest quality and allow BSRI and its team of volunteers to more efficiently care for the needs of the Calabash, Sunset Beach, Carolina Shores, and the southern Ash communities. Another milestone is the opening of our new BSRI Thrift Store in Shallotte. We are excited for the opportunity to expand into a new area, and the proceeds from

Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO

Shallotte thrift sales will help serve more seniors. I’d like to send a special thanks to Mike McGurn and the entire Calabash and Shallotte Thrift Store staff for their heroic efforts to get the new store up and running. See more details about the thrift store on page 7. LETTER, continued on page 6

How can I get help with my medications? The Patient Assistance Program can help you receive your medication at a discounted rate or FREE! What is the Patient Assistance Program? The PAP program was designed by pharmaceutical companies to help provide resources for the insurance and uninsured to receive medications at a discounted rate, or even free. How do I apply? Your Prescription Assistance Coordinator/ SHIIP Co-Coordinator will be happy to assist you. Please contact Marilou Smith at 910-754-6559 to schedule an appointment, or email

Letter from the President / CEO

BSRI Thrift Stores

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

10001 Beach Dr. Calabash 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

of $980,000 in savings to those seniors. That ranks fourth among all North Carolina counties.

LETTER, cont’d. from page 5

Every year, July 1 represents the close of the old fiscal year and the beginning of the new fiscal year. I am pleased to report that BSRI successfully completed Fiscal Year 2018/2019 on time and on budget. The organization is in good financial standing and is positioned to continue to provide excellent programs and services for many years to come. Thank you to our donors, to the Area Agency on Aging, and to Brunswick County staff and commissioners for assuring that the organization is properly funded and our seniors are supported. The end of the fiscal year also represents the time that we reflect and measure the efforts made to serve the community: 

Our Case Management Services served over 2,300 seniors through the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, with a total

Our Prescription Drug Assistance Program helped Brunswick County seniors save more than $2,400,000 over the cost of retail prescription drug prices.

Our Meals on Wheels program served over 130,000 meals, representing a 40 percent increase.

And the new Brunswick Center at Calabash signed up over 2,000 participants in less than a year.

I am deeply grateful to all those who worked so hard to ensure that our seniors are cared for and served with the best we have to offer. Here’s to Fiscal Year 2019/2020!

Your Devoted Servant,


“The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ~Walt Disney


Photo by Mike McGurn

The grand opening for BSRI’s Shallotte Thrift Store is Thursday, August 1st at 11 a.m. We’re excited to meet everyone and show you around!

By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager


ind a treasure and help Brunswick County seniors at the same time.

BSRI is proud to announce the opening of its second thrift store at 5302 Main Street in Shallotte. Now we are looking forward to our Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, August 1 at 11 a.m. We invite everyone to attend this exciting special event for BSRI. Our neighbor, Home Style Foods, will provide snacks and refreshments (and hold a Grand Opening of their own at the same time). After a tremendous team effort, two months of renovations, moving in, and stocking, we had a very successful opening Friday, June 28.

We are grateful for those who worked so hard over the last few months to get the Shallotte store ready to open, including the volunteers: Joe Belluardo, Brian Craun, Greg Adkins, Brian Smith, Ruth Anne Starr, Kissy Slavin and Dottie Callahan. Thanks to all of our Calabash Thrift Store volunteers who helped out as well. We really can’t thank these volunteers enough. Also lending a great big hand were BSRI Thrift Store employees Bob , Ted Morris, Diane Gill, Lois Little, Loretta Todd, Margie Sears, Judy McCarthy, Annette Capone, Suzanne Alexander, Michelle Stewart and Sandi Michaels. What a great team we have here at BSRI! Thanks for all your hard work. We look forward to serving the Shallotte community. Proceeds from our thrift stores help support

programs like Meals on Wheels, SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), the Prescription Assistance Program, and many other worthwhile programs that benefit our local seniors. You can help support senior programs and services in Brunswick County! Please visit our stores, donate items, or volunteer. Donate your extra items to our thrift stores. For free pickup, call (910) 712-6458. To volunteer at our thrift stores, apply online at volunteers.html. Shop our BSRI thrift stores in two locations: 10001 Beach Dr. in Calabash or 5302 Main Street in Shallotte. We hope to see you at our Grand Opening in Shallotte Thursday, August 1st at 11 a.m.



f you’ve seen a new face at the Brunswick Center at Supply, it may be the new case manager, Teresa Nelson. Nelson has a master’s degree in gerontology and certification as a Dementia Practitioner. She has been in the business of serving seniors for 22 years. “I have worked in many areas of senior services and have enjoyed every one. I love serving seniors and hope that I make a difference in

their life. “What I like the most about my new position is serving seniors in my new community and getting to know them and help them to continue to live in their homes,” Nelson says. Nelson moved to N.C. two years ago from West Virginia with her husband and son. She loves riding bikes with her husband in the evening after work. She loves the beach and reading anything on Walt Disney and Nicholas Sparks.


Meet Bonnie

Uncovering the Passion Behind Volunteering Interview with Bonnie Bridges by Lillith Camp

Q: How did you know you wanted to volunteer delivering meals? Bridges: My mother and mother-in-law both received Meals on Wheels and I know how important the program is for both the recipients and the families. Q: Both your mother and mother in law received meals. Can you tell us what it’s like to be a family member of someone receiving meals? Bridges: It is so important. It is nice to have someone checking in on your loved one when you’re not there. The food is really important, but the contact they had with their volunteers was amazing. Q: You are new to our volunteer team. What has impacted you most thus far? Bridges: How easily the recipients accept me and enjoy talking to me. I also enjoy talking to them! It has really humbled me. Q: Is there anything you would say to someone who is thinking of becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer? Bridges: It doesn’t take long out of your day. It is worth your while and you will really enjoy the people you are serving. Without volunteers, there would be no program, and this program is vital in the community.

Bonnie Bridges is a new Meals on Wheels driver for the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. She delivers meals to Ash. She moved to Brunswick County with her husband Jerry two years ago from Sanford. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Contact Sarah Powell, to find out how you can share your story. Your stories are what build this community and encourage others to be agents of change! If you or someone you know wants to begin volunteering with us, you can fill out an application at:

BSRI is looking to start a volunteer media team. Help us capture volunteer stories, and other stories of those effected by our work! Type an article like this and take a few pictures! Help us spread the word and expand the reach of our mission!

Healthy Bites

Let’s Get Peachy! By Lydia Arnold, Intern


eaches are a yummy treat that are perfect for summer. Besides that juicy sweetness you get from the bite of a peach, they also have lots of health benefits. Peaches are a stone fruit like cherries, plums, or nectarines. Stone fruits have antiobesity and anti-inflammatory properties that decrease the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Peaches are also packed full of vitamin C which is great for your immune system. Our immunity decreases as we age, making us more susceptible to illness. So it’s important to eat fruits like peaches boost your vitamin C intake.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Decrease risk of chronic disease

High in vitamin C

60 calories per peach 1.4g protein 16.7g carbohydrates 13g sugar 2.3g fiber

Peach Man takes over the corner at the gas station at SC 57 and 904 on Memorial Day. Under a blue awning, he lines up paper bags of orange and red fruit (at $6 per bag) on an old blue picnic table. As summer progresses, wave after wave of different varieties fill the bags. Each week I ask as I hand him six one-dollar bills, “What's the name of this kind?” Each week, he shakes his white-haired head at me, “It's enough that they be juicy and sweet.” Out of his jeans pocket, he pulls a pocketknife. unfolds it, and with one hand, slices an entire peach into tasty little wedges. The slices lay like petals in his palm. I pick a slice; pop it into my mouth. As soon as that bit of peach touches my tongue it sends shockwaves of sugar to my brain. As I murmur, “ummmm” a driblet of juice escapes my mouth and races to the edge of my chin. Peach man smiles. With his other hand, he pockets my six, one-dollar bills. I pick up my bag of delicious, though anonymous peaches. “See you next week,” we say, saluting each other. So it goes, each week until autumn's apples replace peaches at the stand. ~ Joan Leotta

Healthy Bites / BSRI News

Audie Lowrimore, Senior Tar Heel Legislature Brunswick County Delegate (center right), and Area Agency on Aging Director Jane Jones (center left) visit the Brunswick Center at Calabash to educate participants about the importance of community involvement and advocating for the needs of older adults. Want to ask Audie a question or address a concern? Email or stop by the Center at Calabash to drop a letter in his mailbox.

Ocean Isle Beach Park is again open to the public. The recent renovations made possible by Brunswick County added new baseball/softball fields, pickleball courts, two basketball courts, a dog park, and a new paved walking trail with fitness stations. Thanks to all who helped make this project a success! ~Melinda Johnson Brunswick County Parks and Recreation

In Our Centers

Photo by Kermit Cox

By Beth Klahre


lear your mind. Breathe. Exhale when you are ready. Think of the power you have inside your body. It just needs to be released. That’s instruction from Kevin Whiteheart, the newest yoga instructor at the Brunswick Center at Southport. Whiteheart has just started teaching two classes: Yoga for Healthy Bones and Chair Yoga. He arrives highly qualified with a teaching certificate from Seaside Yoga in Wilmington, awarded after 200 hours of training. He has ten years of teaching experience.

There are many benefits to yoga, according to Whiteheart. Good posture is one of them, as is building healthy bones. Whiteheart knows this first-hand. In 1999, he injured his hip while

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Yoga students at the Brunswick Center at Southport attend the Yoga for Healthy Bones class taught by Kevin Whitheart. Whiteheart reversed his osteoporosis with yoga.

running. His doctor recommended cortisone shots. Whiteheart sought alternatives. Stretching was recommended, so he took a yoga class at a gym, After just one class he was hooked. He quickly went from student to teacher, holding evening sessions after long days as a city attorney.

Eventually Whiteheart learned he had osteoporosis and severe bone loss. Yoga helped regrow his bones, he says. Backed by scientific evidence, yoga can increase bone

density and be an effective part of osteoporosis treatment. Whiteheart experienced an 11.7% increase in bone mass. As with many people with disabilities, it was the mundane things in life he wanted back: bending down to pick something up or reaching overhead. Now, retired at age 58, he is able to do inversions—headstands —with ease.

Chair Yoga, intended for those with limited mobility, will “strengthen the connective tissues in hands, reduce burning in the back, and stretch leg muscles to create more space for the sciatic nerve, thus relieving pain,” according to Whiteheart. Several of his Chair Yoga students find it difficult to get up and down. Several have titanium knees and ankles. Several of them are 80 or older. Helene Remer has trouble

In Our Centers standing, so she thought seated yoga might be the thing for her. And after just one class, Remer was pleased “to get my knee up, something I have not been able to do for a long while,” she says. Dee Azar came to chair yoga to “get moving and ease depression.” Ronni Rose teamed up with a friend to try out the new classes. Rose attended Chair Yoga and her friend attended Yoga for Healthy Bones. Now they are comparing notes. Rose says, “Fridays are perfect for these new classes!” Shirley Barman proudly says, “I feel stronger through my stomach after only one class.”

Whiteheart advises that there is more to yoga than the physical changes that result from practicing yoga. “Yoga helps practitioners feel younger and energized,” Whiteheart says. Whiteheart always encourages his yoga students. He recites an old yoga truism: If you practice yoga one day a week, it will change your mind. If you practice yoga two days a week, it will change your body. If you practice yoga three days a week, it will change your life.

Lillian Williams was excited to learn about the new classes. Not new to yoga, she was looking for more challenge. But for her, it’s more than yoga. “I have found new friends and I love that!”

Savanasa. It’s the final pose of every yoga class. One of deep restoration. The students leave the gym relaxed and closer to the truths of life, growing in mind and body.

Steve Womble speaks highly of the Southport Center. “It is an asset to Brunswick County,” he says.

Whiteheart concludes, “Yoga has changed my life. It can change yours, too.”

Photo by Beth Klahre

Chair Yoga is a great option for those who can’t get down on the floor.

Senior Spotlight

Joannie and Bill Hoyle: 65 Years and Counting By Holly Tate


Photo by Holly Tate

hallotte art instructor Joannie Neary met the love of her life when she was 7 years old.

Bill Hoyle was 10. He and Joannie crossed paths one summer at Davis Park pool in Providence, R.I., where they both grew up. Joannie’s aunt lived two doors down from the Hoyles; Bill was the neighborhood paperboy, so he had plenty of time to get acquainted with the Neary family and see Joannie when she spent summers with her aunt.

But Joannie and Bill attended different high schools in Providence and lost touch after graduation. Then fate stepped in again, providing a chance meeting at a local carnival where Bill was working part time. Bill attended New England Technical College and studied radio and television electronics. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951, serving as an airborne radio operator during and after the Korean War. A career in navigation communication with the Federal Aviation Administration followed. Bill courted Joannie from overseas, using a vigorous campaign of letters to win her heart. He even sent her an engagement ring by mail. When Joannie went to the post office to collect the ring, she was so excited she kissed the postman! Bill was home on leave when he and Joannie married in Providence on August 14, 1954. Just five months after the wedding, Bill was involved in a horrific plane crash during a training mission. But his future didn’t go down in flames. Bill’s destiny was with Joannie. An art instructor at Shallotte, Joannie Neary painted this portrait of her husband Bill. The Nearys are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this month.

They raised two sons and a daughter in Rhode Island before moving to Ocean Isle Beach in 2004.

While Joannie was a stay-at-home mom, a premarriage secretarial job at Rhode Island School of Design surrounded her with art and creativity, helping her discover her lifelong passion for art. Today, Joannie is a successful painter, working in oils, pastels, watercolor, and charcoal. She is also an enthusiastic scrimshaw artist who wants to revive interest in the delicate skill. Joannie teaches art at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte and other locations. Portraits are her specialty. This month, Joannie and Bill Hoyle celebrate 65 years of marriage. With a wink, Bill credits the success of their long partnership to Joannie’s cooking. Both point to the benefit of lots of laughter throughout their marriage. And common interests like music, photography, and their faith also continue to bring them close. They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan


uspense and atmosphere create page-turning reads this month. Choose one of these crime or mystery novels for a fun August book. All books are available at Brunswick County libraries. Ruth Ware is called “today’s Agatha Christie” and her 2018 thriller The Death of Mrs. Westaway lives up to that designation. The plot builds in momentum with deft clues on the path to a terrifying conclusion. The main character is a lonely, impoverished tarot-card reader introduced to family at an ominous country home (complete with creepy attics and cavernous cellars). A menacing housekeeper, portents of nursery-rhyme magpies, and occult imaginings add to the suspense. While wanting the tension to resolve, I hated that the storyline ended. Nutshell Review: Only lacks a musical score for the scariest parts. Last year’s The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan will appeal to devotees of crime fiction with its dark, disturbing plot. A cold case from

early in Detective Cormac Reilly’s career haunts him and ties into a current, seeminglyunrelated crime. The main protagonists are compelling; the author intends to write a series, and the supporting characters are lightly sketched. Galway and its history are the perfect setting for this moody mystery, although leaps between past and present to advance the action create some uneven pacing. Nutshell Review: A slow-burner that satisfies cravings for a deliciously sinister story. A decision by teenagers caused a tragic death, leading to two decades of secret-keeping in Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline (2019). Alas, what is billed as mustread domestic suspense does not live up to its potential. An introduction in the present, flipping to the past until the finale, multiple points of view, and choppy chapters create a headspinner. The author throws in light moments to balance the heavy issues

explored, but the twists seem manufactured and the ending is disappointing. Nutshell Review: Clunky narrative with shock value artificially added. The Au Pair by Emma Rous (2019) is a psychological, noir-type thriller. Moody atmosphere and dual storylines past and present tantalizingly reveal the characters’ motives. Suspense swirls around village superstitions and menace threatens at every turn. The second half is a bit clunky and the denouement a tad incredible, which distract from the novel’s overall excellence. Nutshell review: Deep family secrets, a haunting setting, and mysterious characters put this squarely in the Gothic realm. For bargain summer reading, check out Friends of the Library used books sales. Most books are $1 or less. Shop continuous inside-thelibrary book sales during business hours at the Rourke Reading Room in Shallotte, Leland Branch, and Southwest Branch in Ocean Isle. Or visit FOL Southport & Oak Island’s used bookstore in Southport Realty at 727 N. Howe Street in Southport. Browse its August-themed special “School Days” on August 31.

A turtle is crossing the road when he’s mugged by two snails. When the police show up, they ask him what happened. The shaken turtle replies, “I don’t know. It all happened so fast!”

In the Garden

Photo By Pat Naughton

A bee visits some bog sage in the Pollinator Garden at the Brunswick County Botanical Garden at the Bolivia Government Center.

By Pat Naughton


here’s a buzz in the Brunswick County Botanical Garden. It’s coming from a section called the Pollinator Garden. This beautiful garden features over 75 varieties of flowering plants that attract pollinators. Many of the plants will be flowering in August. “You can sometimes hear the pollinators at work in the garden and the drum of hummingbirds darting in and out,” garden curator Amanda Kiel said. Hummingbirds are not alone in the garden choir. “Recently, the closer you got to the blooming crape myrtles, the louder the hum of bees hard at work,” Kiel said. Crape myrtles are not native to coastal North Carolina, but provide lots of pollen. Kiel is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. For the past two years she and her team of four have tended to the garden during the growing season. Three more volunteers join the team to propagate plants from the fall to spring.

This sunny garden demonstrates

what a pollinator-friendly environment might look like. It’s planted with seasons of beautiful flowering annuals and perennials. These were selected to provide habitat, larvae food, and nectar or pollen. Both native and non-native plants are included with emphasis on different shapes and colors of flowers as pollen and nectar sources. Water is provided in a birdbath and waterfall to aid pollinators with reproduction and drinking. “We hope to encourage gardeners to join our efforts and support pollinators by duplicating some of this environment in their own yards,” Kiel said.

So why are pollinators so important that they get their own garden? Pollinators are mainly insects that move pollen from male flower parts to female flower parts. This process completes fertilization resulting in the production of seeds, fruit, and young plants. Pollinators include bees, moths, butterflies, other insects, and birds. It is estimated that three-fourths of our food crops are courtesy of pollinators’ work and without them our diets would be

severely limited. Insect pollinators, such as bees, are vulnerable to some pesticides. Using less pesticide is always preferable but if you must, horticultural oils, insecticidal soaps, and B.T. or Bacillus thuringiensis (biological control for caterpillars) can be used. Spray at dusk or very early in the morning when pollinator activity is at a minimum and there is plenty of time for spray to dry. Dusts and Bayer systemics are more harmful.

Low-maintenance perennials are good to start with. Nothing beats mountain mint (pycnanthemum muticum) for attracting pollinators. Coneflowers (echinacea purpurea) and rudbeckia (rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm') are close seconds. Native shrubs that attract our pollinators include titi (cyrilla racemiflora), sweetpepperbush (clethra), or St. John’s wort (hypericum). Other shrubs popular with pollinators are lantana, vitex, and butterfly bush. Add annuals such as zinnias, coleus and salvias for bursts of color. Tithonia (or Pollinators, continued on page 17

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 910-754-2300 Ext. 1053 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Lunch Served at noon



Thursday 1 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

6 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

7 09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikube 12:45 Relaxation

8 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

13 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

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

15 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

20 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

21 09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation

27 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

28 09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation

22 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

Photo By Pat Naughton

A monarch butterfly caterpillar enjoys the day in the Pollinator Garden at the Brunswick County Botanical Garden at the Bolivia Government Center. Pollinators, continued from page 14

Mexican sunflower), marigolds, and gomphrena are excellent choices too. All these plants are in the Pollinator Garden. The garden is adjacent to the N.C. Extension office at 25 Referendum Dr. at the Bolivia Government Center. There is no charge to tour the gardens. Learn More! For more information about pesticides, check out the fact sheets on the “Making Sense of Pesticides” page on the Brunswick County Extension webpage.

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old. ~ James A. Garfield

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

August 2019 Monday

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

*Subject to change, email or call Sara at 910-363-0276 or* Tuesday


Saturday, August 10th Walk with a Doc Monthly Program 9:00am-10:00am **Hosted at BSL Community Center, take a walk with a doctor and learn on the top of the monthly. No Pre-Registration necessary**


1 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

Saturday, August 31st Go Jump in the Lake 9:00am 5K start 9:05am 1.5 mile start Spring Lake Park, 210 Pine Road, Boiling Springs Lakes, NC Register at


2 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 11:30-12:30pm FREE BP Testing 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

5 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

6 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

7 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

8 10am Mah Jong 10:30-1:30pm Leland House Bingo and Lunch 6pm All Levels Yoga

12 10am Walking Class 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

13 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

14 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

15 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch: Dry Street Pub & Pizza 6pm All Levels Yoga

19 10am Walking Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

20 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

21 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

22 10am Mah Jong 11am Brown Bag and a Movie 6pm All Levels Yoga

23 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

26 10am Walking Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

27 9:30-10:30am Clogging 4pm The Office Meet and Greet 6:30 Line Dance Club

28 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

29 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

30 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

9 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Ice Cream Birthday Social 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards 16 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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

Hours of Operation: M-Th 7a.m.-4p.m., F 7a.m.-2p.m.

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director






DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-4P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 7:30 Country 8:45 Zumba GOLD 7:30 Country 8:45 Zumba 7:30 Country Zumba$3 Zumba$3 Zumba $3 9:00 Tai Chi 9:30 BINGO $0.50 8:00 Meditation 8:15 Barre 9:00 Hoop It Up! $3 9:00 TCB Chair Class 9:45 Zumba GOLD 9:30 Beginner Barre $3 10:30 Line Dancing -CHAIR 9:30 Knitting & $3 9:30 Chair Arthritis Beg 10:30 20/20/20 Crocheting 10:00 Gentle Pilates 10:30 20/20/20 10:30 Chair Arthritis Adv 10:30 Geri-Fit 11:00 TCB Chair Class$3 10:30 Geri-Fit 12p Lunch

12p Lunch


12p Lunch Dulcimer Group 12:45 Line Dancing 12:30 Yoga


Bridge Group


Art w/ Michelle


BINGO $0.50


^Beginner Mah Jongg Class (Sign up in Lobby)

Zumba GOLD $3


12 Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 1:00

Mah Jongg Grp


Tai Chi $5


12 Lunch Chair Yoga

(w/ Dean)




*Schedules are subject to change* Want updates about Schedule Changes, Cancellations, and Closings? Add your name to our ReGroup Notification lists in the Front Lobby! 5

• Tech & TV 101 10:00 **No Meditation today! • Happy Married in Retirement 12:30

12 Glucose Screenings w/ Saber Healthcare 11:00

19 BSRI Nutrition Class 12:15


• National Dog Day

Bring a photo of your pup!

• Visit with Mayor Knight 12:30


• Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30 • ^Memory Loss Support Group 2:00

13 **No Zumba GOLD Chair Class today! • Hurricane Preparedness Presentation/Resource Table w/ American Red Cross 12:30 20 • Wine Cork Key Chain Craft 10:30 ($3) • Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30 27


• BP Checks 11:00





9 Writer’s Bloc 1:00

w/ Community Homecare & Hospice

• ^Chair Caning 12:45


• Hope4NC Presentation 12:15 • Caregiver Support Group 2:00


• BP Checks 11:00

w/ Community Homecare & Hospice


The Happy Healthy Woman 10:00

^Pine Needle Basket Weaving ($22) 9:00



Cinema at the Center Popcorn & Movie after lunch

22 Writer’s Bloc 1:00

23 ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving ($22) 9:00

• ^Chair Caning 12:45 • Diabetes Support Group 1:00 30 28 29 National Beach Day Aging & Balance Birthday Celebration ^Center Day Trip to Cake sponsored by Discussion w/ Level Up Kindred at Home & Ocean Isle Beach Physical Therapy 1:00 Community Homecare & Hospice

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: M-Th 7a.m.-4p.m., F 7a.m.-2p.m.

Advice from the Ocean: Let your cares drift away. Take time to coast. Sea life’s beauty. Adapt to changing tides. Harbor strength & persevere. Be shore of yourself.

National Dog Day

August 26th Bring a photo of your pup to the Center!

OIB Sunset Photo by: Holley Norris

Happily Married in Retirement with Marriage Counselor, Deborah Rees Monday, August 5th at 12:30 Whether you are married or have other important relationships, you can learn new skills to communicate with your spouse, friends, and family members. Deborah Rees, LMFT is a marriage counselor in Calabash. She will help you learn new ways to talk to your spouse as you spend a lot of time together in retirement.

A big THANK YOU to sponsors, vendors, and those who came out to The Brunswick Center at Calabash’s very FIRST fundraiser. Pump & Paws was fun and quite successful because of you! Donations & Contributions are still being accepted for the Rec Hall Renovation!

National Beach Day

August 30th Come join us at Ocean Isle Beach for August’s Center Day Trip! Be sure to bring sunscreen & a chair to kick back & relax in! You may bring a sandwich, or you have the option to eat lunch at The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar (open at 11:30, must pay for your own). ^Sign up is required (in front lobby), should you need a ride! The Happy Healthy Woman Class: Aug, 2nd 10A Join Health Coach and Essential Oils Expert Beth Mincher, as she shares some easy to follow guidelines to find balance at any age! We all need to feel ALIVE, VIBRANT, and GOOD about ourselves, which translates into physical and mental health. We'll chat about all types of "feel-good" things, including feeling "Sexy as a Senior."

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR NEW FITNESS CLASSES! Gentle Pilates (Mondays) Tai Chi (Tuesdays)

Beginner Barre (Wednesdays)

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: M-Th 7a.m.-4p.m., F 7a.m.-2p.m.

Meet Erma Campbell

ART & CRAFT CORNER Art with Michelle

Mondays at 1:00 Bring your own paint, Canvas, & Hot Glue Guns —————

Wine Cork Keychain Craft ($3) Tuesday, August 20th at 10:30 ————–

^Chair Caning

1st & 3rd Wednesday at 12:45 Sandy will be here to show you how it is done. Have a chair that needs caning? Bring it with you! —————

^Pine Needle Basket Weaving($22) August 9th & 23rd at 9:00 Donna “Zada Mae” brings your materials and shows you the ropes. From there, you will make your very own basket to take home!

Erma volunteers her time as one of the Line Dancing instructors here at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. She came to America in 1997 from Germany, where she was born. Before coming to America, she was an active ballroom dancer. She met & married her husband, who sadly is not a dancer. Being that a partner is not needed, she became interested in line dancing & found herself in California ready to learn how it was done. It is fun & great exercise for both the body & the brain. Having lived & taught in many places, she has found that it has kept her young & involved. Come join Erma on Thursdays at 10:30!

We want you to know that you are not ALONE! We are here for you and want you to receive the support you need to be the very best you that you can be. Below are a list of Support Groups that are provided at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. The professionals are here for guidance, but here’s your chance to meet others who are going through the similar matters. MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 1st Tuesday at 2:00

Anne Rostan, Support Group Facilitator, has been a Dementia Specialist for multiple years. She is here to help you cope with the early stages of memory loss and caring for a loved one suffering from memory loss (bring them along with you). You are encouraged to bring along any questions/tips you may have for Anne or other participants. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2nd Wednesday at 2:00 Ellen Cameron, Retired Social Worker, will be here to facilitate the group. Being a caregiver can feel isolating, but you are not alone. Come gain some insight and/or provide some to those who may need some help along the way. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 Diana Jones, Registered Nurse, and Patti Ellis, Registered Dietician, are here to provide you with tips with dealing and thriving with diabetes. Both ladies have years of background in diabetes education, and would love to help you any way they can.



f you’re planning a summer vacation, you already know that there’s a lot to do before you leave. There are passports to renew, suitcases to pack, and an itinerary to plan. We want you to have the most relaxing vacation possible, so before you go don’t forget to: 

Look into Medicare coverage outside the U.S.

Think about getting additional health care coverage.

If you have Original Medicare, your health care services and supplies are covered when you’re in the U.S. (which includes Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands). But if you plan to travel overseas or outside the U.S. (including to Canada or Mexico), it’s

if it includes coverage outside the U.S.

important to know that in most cases, Medicare won’t pay for health care services or supplies you get outside the U.S. (except in rare cases). That doesn’t mean you have to travel without coverage. There are several ways you can get health coverage outside the U.S.: 

If you have a Medigap policy, check your policy to see

If you get your health care from another Medicare health plan (rather than original Medicare), check with your plan to see if they offer coverage outside the U.S.

Purchase a travel insurance policy that includes health coverage.

In all three cases, check with your policy or plan before traveling and make sure you understand what’s covered outside the U.S. Taking the time to plan your health care coverage before you travel abroad will help you have an enjoyable and relaxing trip. ~ Medicare Blog June 2019

The Brunswick Center at Leland August 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY




Black = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); Green or $ = Fee Based Class; Red ^ = Requires Prior Sign Up 10:30 11:30

Chair Aerobics $-TRX

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

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

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

12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

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

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



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

August 2019 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY





Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events: ** = New Time/Offering

Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN **Summer Hours** Sewing Bee 9a 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30a: Bible Study Mondays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Card Game 121 Town Hall Dr. Tuesdays—Fridays Birthdays at Leland, NC. 28451 1st Fridays, Lunch: Mo. Birthday Celebration 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch 12p (910) 754-7701 1st & 3rd Friday, 9a: Sewing Bee 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing (Details TBA) 8 7 6 9 5 Caregiver Bible Study Poetry Lounge w/ 1st Tuesdays, 11:30a: Monthly Nutrition Ed.** Support Grp 10a Louise 10:30a 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10a: Caregiver Support Grp 10:30a 2nd & 4th Friday, 1p: Game Day Nutrition Ed. Hand & Foot 1p Game Day 1-3p 3rd Mondays, 10:00a: Hired Hands Music ** 11:30a 3rd Wednesdays, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks Liberty Homecare & Hospice 12 13 14 15 16 3rd Thursdays, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Hope for NC Mo. Outing Disaster Meet w/Sandy Sewing Bee 9a Last Wednesdays, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Fridays, 10a: Music with Willie TBA Recovery Case Mgr, 12p 10am Special Events & Presentations: 19 20 21 22 23 8/9: Poetry Lounge with Louise 10:30a Wellness Ed BP Checks Music w/ Willie 8/14: Hope4NC Disaster Recovery, 10am Hired Hands Support Grp 10:30a Caregiver 10-11a Table in Hallway Music 10-11a 10:30a Support Grp 10a 8/20: Wellness Ed. Support Grp, 10:30a Game Day 1-3p Bible Stdy 10:30a Hand & Foot 1p Aug Topic: End of Life Care Planning 8/26: Mystery Activity w/ Jade 10:30a 26 27 28 30 29 Mystery Monday Leland Larks: Coups for Troops 8/27: Leland Larks Motown Review,10:30a Activity w/Jade Motown Review 9:30a 10:30a 10:30am

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

**Summer Hours** Mondays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays—Fridays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Wellness Educational Support Group TRX is BACK! Join Adrienne Mondays, 11:30am Tuesdays,9am $10/session $60/ 6pk series

Tuesday, 8/20/2019 at 10:30am Join our Case Manager Sandy & Nutritionist Mallory for a Wellness Educational Support Group. August Topic: End of Life Care Planning Sign-up Sheet on Clipboard near the Front Desk

Leland Larks Present: A MOTOWN REVIEW! Crisis Counseling & Post-Florence Resources Wed, 8/14/19, 10a

Tuesday, 8/27th at 10:30am Hear the smooth tones of our Leland Larks as they take us down memory lane with some Motown Classic Hits.

Mark Your Calendars: Quarter Auction Now accepting UNEXPIRED NON-PERISHABLE FOOD for Leland’s Food Pantry Now through September 2019 MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

Canned Meats, Fruits & Vegetables Pasta and Pasta Sauce Peanut Butter Trail Mix, Nuts, Crackers, Protein Bars

Do you Bid Whist?! Join Us Thursdays 12:30-3p

Saturday evening, September 14th We’ll be hosting a Quarter Auction in conjunction with Sarah Prevatte. Come bid on over 100 auction items for just 25 cents! $5 entry/paddle fee; More details to come!

A Few Changes for Summer! Summer Hours Mondays 9a-5:30p Tue-Fri 7a-3p

Veteran Meetups On Hiatus for Summer. See you this Fall!

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

Looking Back… So many thanks to our BB&T family for the *generous* support of our Mother’s Day Plant Giveaway!

**Summer Hours** Mondays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays—Fridays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Spotlight We are so grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers. So many go beyond the call of duty, so allow us to highlight a few standouts. Meet Linda! Linda is one of our most dynamic volunteers. Linda’s mother was from New Bern, and after vacationing for years, she had always dreamed of retiring to NC. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, raising a family of four, and having a multifaceted career in drafting, kitchen design, and early childhood education, Linda and Rick, her husband of 50+ years, decided to make the move. When they arrived from Connecticut three years ago, their first tasks were to find a church, and to join the senior center so they could be sure to meet people and get involved in the community.

Boat Excursions! Thanks to all who joined us for the Big M Cruise!

Linda soon started a prayer shawl ministry and also met with other ladies who love to sing. Along with Louise Harrison, she formed the Leland Larks choral group. She has been an integral member of the Advisory Committee since its inception at the original Leland center. As a committee member, Linda helps to brainstorm activities, plans and executes events and is a part of the collaborative effort to ever improve our center. Linda has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the needs of our center and the larger community. She has managed a clothing drive that supports seniors and community members since before Hurricane Florence. You might have seen her spearheading the fundraiser that acquired an industrial grill for our center. Or, maybe you’ve attended one of her sleep mat seminars on Tues. at 1p. There, she and Debbie Borgia collect and process plastic grocery bags that they and other volunteers crochet into sleep mats for the homeless. If you haven’t seen her smiling face at any of those places, maybe you enjoy dancing as much as she does. She teaches the beginner line dancing class every Friday at 11a. After learning 24 years ago, she enjoys the fun, exercise, and constant chance to learn something new. Linda told us she thanks God everyday for his many blessings, one of which is The Brunswick Center at Leland and all the wonderful people she has met here. WE LOVE YOU, LINDA!

Oak Island Senior Site 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 & Sam, Community Center Assistants Operating Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Faye Wrench 8/2 Barbara Weese 8/9 Jane Patten 8/11 Linda Brummett 8/18 Keni Lariviere 8/18 Debra Inglis 8/20 David VanRyn 8/29

Senior Activity Calendar August 2019 Monday


5 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 12 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

6 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games 13 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

19 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 26 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

20 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games 27 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

(Subject to Change)


7 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 14 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

Thursday 1 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 8 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 15 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

21 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

22 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

28 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

29 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

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





“ August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.“ Sylvia Plath 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Weekly Updates 10:30 Water Aerobics 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:15 Water Aerobics 11:45 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/Dean

9:30 10:00 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 1:30 2:00

“On the Ball” w/Angela ($5) Caregivers Support Group Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics w/Angela Lunch Bible Study Tai Chi w/ Dean Scrabble Beginner Line Dancing Tai Chi Forms With Dean ($5)

10:00 10:00 10:00

Beginner Bridge Tabata w/Shelley Beginner Line Dancing Line Dancing Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/ Angela Garden Club Lunch Bridge Shopping Rummikub

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

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

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

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

Pilates w/Angela Craft Class (2nd & 4th weeks) Pool/Billiards Beginner Computer Class Tabata w/Shelley BP Checks Lunch Bingo Craft Class (2nd & 4th weeks) Movie 1st and 4th of the month

Contributions Always Welcome

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY






1 2 National Ice Cream 12:15 Nutrition Sandwich Day With Mallory 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Checks 12:00 Movie

Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours 5 6 10:30 Water Aerobics 5:30 Diabetes Self Management



9 Book Lovers Day 9:00 Food Pantry 12:30 Introduction 9:30 Computer Class to 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH Windows 10 11:00 Red Cross

12 13 10:30 Water Aerobics 11:00 Basket 6:00 Homeless Weaving with Coalition Zada Mae



16 Tell a Joke Day

11:00 Sip „n Chat

9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH

19 20 10:30 Water Aerobics

21 22 Senior Citizens Day

23 9:00 Food Pantry 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 12:00 Movie

26 27 10:30 Water Aerobics 11:00 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae




Birthday Day

3620 EXPRESS DRIVE SHALLOTTE, N.C. 8/1 8/6 8/8 10 8/9

Nutrition Presentation Diabetes Self Management Introduction to Windows

Red Cross PresentationDisaster Preparedness 8/9 Food Pantry 8/9 Craft Day 8/12 Basket Weaving 8/13 Homeless Coalition 8/23 Food Pantry 8/23 Craft Day 8/26 Basket Weaving Calendar subject to change.

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

Technology Classes —New — Introduction to Windows 10, Thur., Aug. 8th, at 10:30am. Get to know Windows 10 and what it has to offer. ——— Our regular Friday Beginner Computer class will begin earlier at 9:30am. Food Pantry will be open at 9am on Friday, Aug. 9th and Aug. 23rd, to qualified BC residents.

Monthly Joke I went to see my doctor last month and he said “Don’t worry. I’ll have you walking in a week.” Sure enough, the bill came in and I had to sell my car.

Brenda Ambrose, Admin. Assistant at the Shallotte center, shows her patriotic spirit!

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Anne Gass, Center Director Kathy Gehlhardt, Assistant Director We offer

Beginner Bridge every Wednesday at 10am. Call the center and let us know you’re coming so we can reserve the time.


“When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short, but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essential Oils Class. Learn to use essential oils for your own needs. Call the center at 7542300 Ext. 1018 for date and time. Sign up now! Hosted by Synergy Wellness.

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

The Red Cross will present “Disaster Preparedness” on Fri., Aug. 9th, at 11am. Disaster happens. Know what to do if it strikes your area!

Nutrition Presentation with Mallory, Thur., Aug 1st, at 12:15pm.

Movie Days! 1st and 4th Fridays, at 12pm. Aug 2nd “At Eternity’s Gate” 2018 drama about the final days of artist Vincent van Gogh starring Willem Dafoe. August 23rd “On the Basis of Sex” 2018 drama/legal about equal rights starring Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Summer water aerobics class makes a big splash at Woodsong Community’s nearby pool! Mondays at 10:30am. Call to sign up.

Get Connected to Your Senior Center! Receive notices about new activities,

important changes, and cancellations. Send your email to We will never share or sell your email or send emails that are not related to senior interests. It’s strictly between us!

Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online at

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

3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x 1001 Zada Mae‟s Pine

Needle Basket Weaving classes,

Mon., Aug 12th and 26th, 11am-2pm. Cost $22. All supplies included. Sign up by the Friday before class.

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

Crafty Fridays are held the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 9am-11am and 12:30pm-2:30pm. All supplies are included unless noted below. Sign up is required. Please call ASAP if you have to cancel. All skills are welcome. Fall Class Reminder: Look for our Beginning Watercolor 101 course to resume and our new Beginning Acrylic 101 course to start. We‟re also planning some really fun, new crafts, so check us out each month!

Garden Club meets on every Wednesday at 11:30am. Join us!

Upcoming September Events 20th—Fall (Prevention) Mini Festival; 21st—Wine and Chocolate with Line Dancing, Yoga and Full Body Flexibility Classes (Fundraiser).

August 9th, 12:30pm Slit and Slot Book. No stitches or glue. $4 August 9th, 9am Paint „n‟ Take “Woman Wading in Water,” $5 acrylic; $2 watercolor— bring your supplies.

August 23rd, 9am Mini Woven Hanging, $5

August 23rd,12:30pm Fun and easy Stretch Bracelet. Single strand, your choice of colors. $5

What Are the Dog Days of Summer? The Dog Days aren‟t just when your dog starts panting on a sweltering summer day. These days once coincided with the year‟s heliacal (“at sunrise”) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Ancient folks thought that the “combined heat” of Sirius and the Sun caused midsummer‟s swelter. The rising of Sirius does not actually affect the weather, but for the ancient Egyptians, Sirius appeared just before the Nile River‟s flood season. They used Sirius as a “watchdog” for that event. Because it also coincided with a time of extreme heat, the connection with hot, sultry weather was made for all of time! According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11 which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. This is soon after the Summer Solstice, which of course also indicates that the worst summer heat will soon set in.

The Dog Star, Sirius —The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids tells us all about the Dog Star, Sirius! Here are some of the most important facts: Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, if you don’t count the Sun. Under the right conditions, it can even be seen with the naked eye during the day. Sirius is one star in a group of stars that form the constellation Canis Major, meaning “Greater Dog.” It’s no surprise, then, that the nickname of this big, bold star is Dog Star. Learn how to find the Dog Star in the night sky. Source:

Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: FAMOUS DOGS ACROSS 1. One chore, e.g. 5. Not bright 8. *Dog in yoga 12. Impersonator 13. *Marvel Comics' ____ Dogs 14. *First dog in space 15. Bulb holder 16. Auto pioneer 17. Without illumination 18. *Smallest dog breed 20. Play-ers 21. Those who vote against 22. Paul Simon's former partner 23. Medium's seance state 26. Do like ivy, two words 30. *Type of terrier 31. L in NFL 34. Cleanse 35. Priest's Eucharist garb 37. Pilgrimage to Mecca 38. On the fritz 39. Eight furlongs 40. Study of bird eggs 42. Not lager 43. Change into stone 45. Scandinavian country 47. Web robot 48. Plants and animals 50. Partner to greet 52. *Wartime horrors 56. Royal topper 57. What Daenerys Targaryen wanted to do 58. Like tiny print 59. Seizure or sunstroke 60. Between ids and super-egos 61. Sacred image in Orthodox Church 62. Al Capone's nemesis Eliot 63. One of the five W's 64. Aren't, colloquially

DOWN 1. Magnesium silicate 2. Moonfish 3. Bruce Willis' ex 4. Oliver Twist, e.g. 5. Indian metropolis 6. River in India 7. Table hill 8. Thin cigar 9. Rembrandt's medium 10. SNL act 11. David Zinczenko's "___ This, Not That!" 13. Chin beard 14. Filthy dough 19. "I give up!" 22. 1/100 of a hectare 23. *Lady's Bella Notte date 24. China grass 25. Like tower of Pisa 26. *Stephen King's rabid character 27. Native American fruit 28. Throat lobe 29. *"Our Gang" pit bull terrier 32. Call to a mate 33. Girl 36. *Hound of Hades 38. _____ Protocol, climate change treaty 40. "Oftentimes" in poetry 41. Gnostic's intuitions 44. Itsy-bitsy bits 46. Basket-making fibers 48. When it breaks, the cradle will fall 49. Traditional Inuit home 50. Three blind ones 51. Chows down 52. *What Charles Schulz did with Snoopy 53. ____pedia or ____leaks 54. In a little while, to Shakespeare 55. Rock opera version of "La Bohème" 56. "Wizard of Oz" man



The Brunswick Center at Southport 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 8:30 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 9:30 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

12:30 2:15

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Jewelry 101 # (canceled for summer) Afternoon Movie Fit and Strong

Yoga & Pilates Boxing $ Advanced German 9:45 Gerifit 10:00 Knit & Chain Gang 10:00 Bible Study 1:00 Cardio Dance and Core $ 1:00 Beginning Line Dance 2:00 Int./ Advanced Line Dance 2:00 HIIT $ 8:30 8:30 9:00

8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 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 $ Hand & Foot Canasta Tai Chi $ Beginner Pickleball Intermediate Pickleball Photography– 2nd and 4th Friday Hand Drumming Advanced Pickleball (ends promptly at 3:30)

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

Monthly Activity Schedule for Southport MONDAY






















Diabetes Discussion 12:30pm

Stroke Support Group 1:00pm

Photography 1:00pm

The Brunswick Center at Southport Photography 1:00pm

Diabetes Discussion– August

5th 12:30pm Lunch & Learn by Elderhaus–




Caregivers Support Group 10:00am


30 Monthly Drawing 12:00pm

Monday, August 19th– 12pm Jewelry Classes– Canceled for


The Brunswick Center at Southport ~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

Diabetes Discussion

Lunch & Learn

Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic? If so, join us in our stage ballroom for an enlightening discussion about diabetes, led by John Stone, the wound center program director with Dosher Memorial Hospital. Please sign up at our front desk for this wonderful and interactive workshop. Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport When: Monday, August 5th Room: Stage Ballroom Time: 12:30pm

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

Sewing & Quilting For the month of August, our sewing and quilting classes will be as follows: Sewing class– Fridays at 10am Do you have a project at home you would like to finish? If so, bring it in and we will have fun helping each other! Quilting class– Thursdays at 10am Volunteers with the quilting group will be working on craft projects to sell at our craft bazaar in November. Come join this fun group!

Join us on Monday, August 19th at 12pm in the stage ballroom for a wonderful presentation from Eric Fox with Elderhaus. Elderhaus Inc. is the only PACE community in our region. Their mission is: three-fold: Empower and sustain Seniors ages 55 and

over to continue to live in their homes for as long as possible Provide quality coordinated healthcare and socialization all under one roof with transportation provided Provide relief and respite to caregivers who are highly stressed in their situation and empower them to work or engage in wellness activities Please sign up for this workshop by Monday, August 12th to be included for the lunch that will be provided.

Instructor Spotlight Beginning Line Dancing—Cynthia Hamrick Come kick up your heels and learn the newest and classic line dances around! This fun group will have you dancing your way to fitness. Classes meet on Thursday afternoons in the stage ballroom and are led by our wonderful instructor, Cynthia Hamrick.

Beginning Pickleball– Jeanne Brown-Busch Many thanks to Jeanne Brown-Busch for stepping up to take on our beginning pickleball group. If you would like to learn how to play this popular sport, join us on Friday mornings at 11:30am to learn!

Beginning Pickleball– Joni Knapp The other half of our beginner pickleball tag team is Joni Knapp. Joni is also a beginning pickleball instructor, and she and Jeanne can answer all of your pickleball questions, including ―What IS pickleball?‖

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

Beautiful Present This lovely quilt was made by Southport’s own Brenda Fisher. She made this gorgeous creation in Sherry Ross’ quilting class. Beautiful job, Brenda!

Southport Summertime

To NC Works/ EDSI Solutions for providing us with a very successful job fair on July 19th. To Mike Yeley with Community Hospice, for his presentation on hospice on July 22nd. To Celeste Korpon for her Medicare 101 presentation on July 18th. To Cathi Ulrich for donating gift baskets for our monthly drawings.

Coming this fall!!! Button Art, Swedish Embroidery, Brazilian Embroidery, and much more! Stay tuned for details.

Daisy, Daisy Many thanks to our very own Ed Harvilchuck for donating this wonderful tandem bicycle for a drawing. Stay tuned to see who wins this beauty!

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

We Have a Winner Congratulations to our very own Shirley Barman for winning TWO of our three prizes from our June drawing. She won a beautiful wooden handmade U.S. Flag(1st prize,) AND a beautiful gift basket(3rd prize.) 2nd prize, which was a handmade patriotic quilt went to Ann Stephenson of Southport.

Eye of the Tiger Many thanks to Dean Sutzer for providing an enlightening Qi Gong workshop for us on Saturday, June 22nd. This group is demonstrating an exercise called “The Tiger.” Roar! That Face The Southport center was fortunate to have this little girl stop by. Meet Miss Maggie May. She is a golden retriever puppy who belongs to Lin Baker of Southport. She is also the grand dog of Evelyn Litzenberger. Her sweet face is too cute not to share!

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

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

AUGUST 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 7:30

Chair Yoga


Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends




Beginners Yoga








Sew Simple



10:30 Water Color


Oil Painting

10:00 Tai-Chi



10:00 Paper Crafting

11:00 Zumba Gold

10:00 Knitting Group


Living w/ Purpose


Walking Club

10:00 Crochet Class 12:00PM Lunch

12:00PM Lunch


Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong 1:00

Recipe Swap


Show & Tell**




Chair Yoga

12:00PM Lunch 12:45 Seated Tabata

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Crafts, Crafts Crafts Geri-Fit

Monthly Activity Schedule TUESDAY




Show & Tell 12:30P



Garden Club 1P

13 Gardening for a Lifetime 10A



Celebrate August Birthdays 12:30P


Garden Club 1P

Hurricane Preparedness w/Hope4NC 11:30A








Hired Hands Band 11A





11:00 Pilates




DAY TRIP Oak Island Lighthouse & Island History Tour 9A

Movie 1P Caregiver Support Group 2:00P

Summer Fun Day 9-12P



Holden Beach Turtle Talk 12:30 P

Blood Pressure Checks 10A Saber Health



11:00PM Lunch

Center Closes At Noon Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events -1st Monday Show & Tell 12:30P -1st & 3rd Tuesday: Garden Club 1P -1st Wednesday: Nutrition Class w/ Mallory Balice 11:30A -2nd Wednesday: Hired Hands Band 11A -2nd Thursday: Caregiver Support Group 2P -2nd Thursday: Movie & Popcorn at the Center 1P -Last Monday: Birthday Celebration-Dessert Following Lunch -Last Thursday: Blood Pressure Checks by Saber Health -Last Wednesday: Day Trip Oak Island History Tour9:00A Special Events -Aug 1: Hurricane Preparedness w/Hope4NC 11:30A -Aug 12: Gardening For A Lifetime w/Pam Duncan 10A -Aug 15: Summer Fun Day 9-12P -Aug 22: Turtle Talk 12:30P

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

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director


Summer Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Hope 4 NC

Will be hosting a hurricane preparedness class Thursday, August 1st 11:30 A Get information on Locating Your Nearest Shelter Packing Hurricane Preparation Kits Planning Evacuation Routes And More


Kathy Johnson, Pam Ellis, Linda Stelzer, Susan Corriher & Mike Rebok (l-r above) have earned their brown belt with Instructor Dean Sutzer (front). For info on joining Silver Samurai contact the Brunswick Center at Supply.

A Special “Thank You” to Richard Sanfilipo with Carillon Assisted Living for being a part of our 2nd Anniversary Celebration. The Ice cream was delish!

Thursday, August 15th 9-12P Wet T-shirt Contest

(Clothesline) Pool Noodle Javelin Beach Ball Bowling Giant Bubble Blowing Fishing Contest

Oak Island Lighthouse & History Tour DAY TRIP Wednesday, August 28th @ 9A

Cheryle Syracuse w/Holden Beach Turtle Watch will present an educational program on sea turtles and sea turtle protection efforts.

Thursday, August 22 @ 12:30PM

Gardening For A Lifetime Gardening Health and Wellness Friends of the Oak Island Light will provide a custom tour of The

Oak Island Lighthouse for seniors.  History based driving tour of the island with information on the

Life Saving Station and other hidden Oak Island gems. Lunch at The 55th Seafood House

Presented by Master Gardener Pam Duncan Monday, August 12 10:00-11:00AM

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

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

Coming in….

SEPTEMBER Friendly competition on the bocce court.

Are you a grandparent helping to raise your grandchildren?

Community in Schools is offering a parent support group at the Supply Center beginning in September. Circle of Parents is a free, facilitated and parent lead support group offering support and guidance on a variety of child raising issues.

Don Campbell, Joe Allred & Diane James (l-r) were winners in the Father’s day turkey shoot.

The girls were “gettin’ down” to the Father’s Day dance party mix.

Meet and Greet Family Meeting Wednesday, September 4th 5:00-7:00PM at The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC Dinner will be provided.


Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Classes and Programs Celebrating National Senior Center Month Fridays in September YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Thursdays, Starting Sept 12th Fall Prevention Awareness Week September 23-27 @ 8:30 Exercise course focusing on balance techniques to improve stability. Introduction To Bridge w/ Instructor Tom Byrne Sept 10-Oct 1 Tuesdays 2-4P Quilting Classes w/ Instructor Sherry Ross Mondays in Sept at 10:00A

Thank you….

Autumn Care of Shallotte/Saber Health, The CBD Medicinal Store, Clear Captions, Carillon Assisted Living, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Kindred at Home, Therapeutic Alternatives and Walgreens for making our Summer Health Fair a success!

September Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8-4 Wednesday 8-7 Friday 8-2

Town Creek Senior Site Town Creek Senior Site Mike Blandino, Manager Town Creek Community Building 6420 Ocean Hwy., Winnabow, NC Operating Hours: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 9:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at noon


Activity Calendar August 2019 Subject to change


Thursday 1 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

6 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Meet with Sandy

8 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

13 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

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

20 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

22 10:00 Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

27 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

29 10:00 Coffee & games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

What’s for Lunch? Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors


*Menus subject to change* Monday



Thursday 1 Tuna salad Wheat bread Tri-colored pasta salad Lettuce/tomato Fresh apple Milk 2% Juice 100%

Friday 2 Beef & broccoli Brown rice Veggie egg rolls Lemon-raspberry cheesecake slab pie Milk 2%

5 Cheeseburger Lettuce/tomato Baked beans Potato wedges Mustard/mayo Ketchup Hamburger bun Fruited jello Milk 2%

6 Golden baked chicken breast Red skinned mashed potatoes Green salad Strawberry applesauce Soft roll Margarine dressing Milk 2%

7 Herb & parmesan cheese crumbed bake fish Mac & cheese Steamed mixed veggies Wheat roll Margarine Fruit juice 100% Milk 2%

8 Beef hotdog Coleslaw Potato salad Hot dog bun Mustard/relish Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

9 Herbed tenderloin Broccoli Au gratin White rice Apple crisp Wheat roll Milk 2 %

12 Meatballs w/ marinara sauce Whole wheat penne pasta Green salad w/ dressing Buttered peas Mandarin oranges Breadstick Milk 2% 19 Stuffed chicken cordon bleu Brown rice Mixed steamed veggies Pecan-peach cobbler Soft roll Margarine Milk 2% 26 Country style steak Succotash Potato’s au grain Chilled pears Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

13 Chicken salad Lettuce & tomato Three bean salad Cucumber salad Fresh fruit salad Wheat bread Milk 2%

14 Honey mustard baked salmon Rice pilaf Green beans banana Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

15 Hamburger steak w/gravy Mashed potatoes Okra and tomatoes Tropical fruit Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

16 Pork BBQ Coleslaw Potatoes au gratin Baked apples Hamburger bun Milk 2%

20 Baked ziti Italian green beans Green salad Dressing Pineapple tidbits Breadstick Milk 2%

21 Baked lemon pepper fish Mixed steamed veggies Mac and cheese Fresh orange Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

22 Smoked sausage Peppers and onions White rice Steamed cabbage Fresh apple Hotdog bun Mustard Milk 2%

23 Chicken alfredo w/ fettuccini Steamed broccoli Green salad Dressing Bread stick Dressing Milk 2% Juice 100%

27 Sliced glazed ham Collard greens Mashed sweet potatoes Soft roll Applesauce Margarine Milk 2%

28 Baked BBQ chicken Baked beans Potato salad Tropical fruit Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

29 Pinto beans Mixed greens Mashed potatoes Cornbread Milk 2% Juice 100%

30 Baked spaghetti Green salad Dressing Steamed broccoli Chilled pears Breadstick Chocolate chip cookie Milk 2%


Pack your bags, we are going places! We are launching these trips early to give our travelers plenty of time to book in advance and take advantage of early booking discounts with Collette Tours! You can pick up a flyer for these trips at any of your local senior centers. Or email spowell@bsrinc to find out more information. Here are a couple of things to consider when booking yourself for upcoming travel opportunities. When you book a trip through BSRI a portion of your fees go toward BSRI’s valuable community programs, like Meals On Wheels. Traveling through BSRI includes free parking, hometown pickup, all-inclusive planned trips, and a caring staff to help direct you toward your next destination.

BSRI is partnering with a new tour group out of Savanah, Ga., called Excursions Unlimited. We have customized this trip to offer you the best of Nashville and Ashville! October 30 - November 3, 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: 8 meals included, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, Opryland Hotel Stay, Nashville Night Lights Dinner Show, Grand Ole Opry, Tour of “Music City,” Blue Ridge Opry, Grove Park Inn Sunday Brunch, Tour of Asheville, & lots more … PRICE: $ 979 Per Person, Double Occupancy SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $300 TRAVEL PROTECTION: $75 DEPOSIT REQUIRED: $100 FINAL PAYMENT DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 Call Excursions Unlimited to hold your spot. (912) 355-0383

Departing May 19 28, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $4,049 Single $4,549 Triple $4,019 Collette Tours

Sunny Portugal Departing July 17 23, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $2,599 Single $3,199 Triple $2,569 Collette Tours

Discover South Dakota Departing Sept. 23 - October 1, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $3,399 Single $3,849 Triple $3,369 Collette Tours

Explore Tuscany

Mountains of Music, Nashville Tour! Fall, 2019, Book Now! (912) 355-0383


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