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Mission Statement of Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. To promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults in Brunswick County; by advocating for programs and delivering services that encourages and sustains independence and their continued participation in the community.

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. 3620 Express Dr. P.O. Box 2470 Shallotte, NC 28459 (910) 754-2300 (910) 754-9629 Fax Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. BSRI Main Office Staff

 Jim Fish, President & CEO

HAPPY NEW YEAR! How happy I am that we have emerged from another calendar year with so much accomplished and so much on the horizon. I am happy for 2015 and another year of many achievements. Looking back, here are just a few things that happened:

 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

 Derissa Gore, Operations Administration Coordinator

 Eddie Jackson, Technology & Reporting Compliance Administrator

 Belinda Stroops, Nutrition Program Director

 Teresa Muchler-Nogi, Data Systems Coordinator

Supply/Lockwood Folly Senior Site

January 2015 – BSRI begins management of the new facility at Supply/Lockwood Folly and makes several improvements. February 2015 -BSRI’s three Senior Centers make preparations to become North Carolina Certified Senior Centers of Excellence in March 2016.

 Lee Norris, Ramps and Rails Coordinator Operations Technician

 Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator BSRI Center/Site Staff Oak Island Senior Site

 Emory Saghy, Shallotte  Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte  Shelley Cooper, Shallotte  Beverly Bridgers, Southport  Randy Gillette, Southport  Doug Russell, Southport  René Tarquinio, Southport  Susan Whitley, Southport  Marilou Smith, Leland  Karen Kirkman, Sunset Harbor  Virginia Long, Ash  Sandra Brooks, Leland  Grace Rochefort, Town Creek

April 2015 – BSRI is awarded the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation Grant. The $40,000 grant establishes a full-service kitchen at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. May 2015 – County Commissioners announce a capital improvement plan allocating funding for expansion of the Supply Senior Site between the Fiscal Years of 2017 to 2020.

 Chauvet “Mel” Jackson,

 Anne Gass, Shallotte

March 2015 – Our 1-year anniversary of the correlation with the Oak Island Community Resource Center, to open the new Oak Island Senior site.

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senior center for District 1.

June 2015– BSRI once again closes its fiscal year on time and on budget. The organization remains well positioned to meet its financial obligations with no reoccurring debt.

December 2015 – Ground breaks on the new Leland Senior Center.

New BSRI Thrift Store in Calabash

July 2015 – BSRI acquires the wellestablished 21-year-old Calabash E.M.S. Thrift store to bring an additional revenue source to support programs and services for area seniors. August 2015 – County commissioners vote to appropriate funding to open a new senior site in one of three potential communities: Bolivia, Town Creek or Winnabow.

Town Creek Senior Site

September 2015 – BSRI opens a new Senior Site in the community building at Town Creek Park. The new site is BSRI’s 10th location in Brunswick County. October 2015 – Southport celebrates its 5-year anniversary and signs up its 5,000th participant. BSRI and the Senior Alliance hold its fifth annual Seniors Helping Seniors event with more than 300 attendees and vendors. November 2015 – Commissioners announce the allocation of $700,000 to purchase property in Calabash to upfit an existing building and create a new

The most important thing we did in 2015 was stay true to our mission. My hope for 2016 is health and prosperity with a focus on the things that matter most! Special thanks to the volunteers, contributors and participants from all areas who gave of their time, talents, and resources to ensure that local seniors were not forgotten over the holidays. We assisted well over 300 individuals who needed help.

County Commissioners voted at the Dec. 7, 2015 meeting to approve the purchase of property on Beach Drive in Calabash for the purpose of establishing a senior center in District 1. Closing on the property is expected this month. Upon closing, a design, contracting bid, and construction phases will proceed with an expected completion within the calendar year. Congratulations to the seniors of the Calabash, Sunset Beach and Carolina Shores communities who will benefit from this center. A special thanks to our seniors, commissioners, and Calabash Mayor Mary Mary Knight Knight, who all provided vocal support to make the new location a reality. Open enrollment for most medical plans ended on Dec. 15, 2015. BSRI and its team of volunteers were able to help more than 2,900 Brunswick County residents this year. Advantage open enrollment begins

Jan. 1 and ends Feb. 14. Advantage open enrollment allows individuals to leave an Advantage plan and switch to original Medicare if desired. If going back to original Medicare during this period, the beneficiary will also have until Feb. 14 to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. If you have questions concerning open enrollment and other health insurance issues, please call (910) 754-2300 to schedule an appointment.

Construction begins on the new Leland Senior Center.

Daniels and Daniels Construction broke ground for the new Leland Senior Center on Dec. 7th. Contract provisions require the structure to be completed within 365 days from that date. We look forward to an official opening just in time for the 2016 holiday season. BSRI is seeking community support from residents, business and local nonprofits to assist with the needed supplies, furnishings, donations, etc. that will be nonbudgeted items for the new Leland Center. If you would like to make a contribution, please call (910) 754-2300 and ask for Debra Marlowe. BSRI is no longer looking for senior sites for the Calabash and Town Creek areas. I am so happy to be able to say it! Health, prosperity, and things that matter most for 2016!

Your Devoted Servant, Jim


From the President

A Promise Kept ‌

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n March 2002, Jim Russell piled his notes and files into the cardboard boxes in the back of his car, which served as his personal office. The Department of Social Work Services and County Commissioner action committee had hired Russell as the new Executive Director of Brunswick County Council on Aging in an effort to address the growing, vocal needs of an aging Brunswick County population. The trend began as World War IIgeneration seniors, now in their seventies, began needing services. A tidal wave of Baby Boomers was on the verge of exploding 10,000 people per day into retirement. Brunswick County’s warm weather, beautiful beaches, low taxes, and a desire for an alternative to Florida guaranteed that the area would continue to be a landing spot for transplants from New England and the Midwest. Overall, times were good, and the construction and trade businesses were never better. County projections demonstrated that growth trends would continue to expand the tax base, and revenues would increase at a rate that would exceed expenses. Everything would be on course and eventually, Brunswick County would be a senior community.

Committees engaged, research was gathered, and a new nonprofit was to be formed to create several advantages: Moving some county employees into the new entity while retaining the brain trust of current service delivery systems would save money. Current Senior Site locations would have a shortened chain of command for responding to needs. Buildings would be owned by the county, but the new organization would be able to manage most aspects. Program upgrades improved eligibility for Home and Community Care Block Grant funds, other grants, and new revenue sources. And there was fundraising: A bona fide 501(c)3 is granted tax exempt status and can contribute to important programs like

Meals on Wheels and other senior causes, tax deductible. It was official on March 4, 2002: Deputy County Manager Steve Stone signed the completed articles of incorporation paperwork and a vision transitioned into a fledgling corporation.

In May 2003, a little over a year after the birth of the Brunswick County Council on Aging (renamed Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. in August 2003), Brunswick County officials and commissioners launched a series of public meetings. The purpose was to gather ideas for community priorities for the next 20 years. Among those priorities was the goal: Provide for the well-being of our senior citizens by increasing their participation in current programs while developing adequate facilities and support for an independent life style. At the time, BSRI managed locations in Shallotte, Southport, Leland, and Oak Island. In February 2004, the Brunswick County senior population was about 19,200 residents, roughly 25% of the total county population. Estimates projected Brunswick County would grow to 112,000 by 2020. In fact, in 2015 the population of Brunswick County exceeded 114,000, with 40,000 residents age 60 or older.

Over the next couple of years, BSRI, Brunswick County, and the community designed a systematic approach to exchange current Senior Center locations for larger, more modern facilities. The plan called for a new full-service senior center in each of the 5 county districts. Each facility would cost $2.7 to $2.9 million to construct. The time line of rolling them out over the next five to six years was ambitious. Planning for a center in Southport began immediately and it opened its doors in October 2009.

But the economy dipped significantly that year. All agencies were under duress and the county model of erecting new senior centers in $3 million increments was unofficially off the table.

With a flood of commercial real estate on the market in 2011, a new set of opportunities arose. Existing buildings could be had cheaper than new construction, and upfitting vacant property at half the cost of new became a possibility. The new Brunswick Center at Shallotte represented the first such center. The Exquisite Glow Lighting Store was purchased out of bankruptcy at less than one-third of the cost of building a new center. With upfit costs, the center came in less than half of the estimated new construction price tag. The 22,000-squarefoot building houses both the Senior Center and BSRI administrative offices. The Brunswick Center at Calabash is the second such structure. The 12,000square-foot building on 4.7 acres of land in the epicenter of Calabash, Sunset Beach, and Carolina Shores was purchased for less than one third of the original estimated cost of construction. The new Calabash center will open at the end of 2016. Additional properties will follow suit. The future site of the Brunswick Center at Supply/Lockwood Folly is scheduled to be expanded from 3,000 to 10,000 square feet within the next four years.

Today, BSRI operates 10 locations, more than twice as many as during the 2004 Brunswick Tomorrow vision process. With the groundbreaking of the new Leland Senior Center in December 2015, each district now has a new full service center, one under construction, or one that is designated for construction. A special thanks to community leaders, Brunswick County Administration, and especially Brunswick County Commissioners for carrying the legacy of those whose vision was an improved future for our seniors and our community.


Travel “Mary Tudor” at Thalian Hall Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 $65 per person, due at time of registration Registration Opens: Monday, Nov. 9 Deadline to RSVP and Cancel: Jan. 15, 2016 Thalian Hall will play host to the East Coast premiere of an acclaimed play that powerfully captures the drama and conflict of this storied age. The title character in “Mary Tudor” is Henry’s older daughter and Elizabeth’s half sister, who went on to rule England as “Bloody Mary.” Set at the height of Henry’s power, when he decides to divorce Mary’s mother to marry Anne, the play sold out virtually every performance during its world premiere run in Portland, Oregon and was hailed as “a beautiful piece of work” and “unforgettable” by Portland critics. The original production won the Portland equivalent of the Tony Awards for new work, direction, and ensemble acting. Trip includes: Special lunch and speaker event at the Ironclad Brewery, ticket to “Mary Tudor,” 15 passenger van transportation, taxes and fees. Departure Locations Vary Please RSVP for Trips in person at your local Senior Center. Special dietary needs or room requests, please notify us at the time of registration.

Alaskan Cruise May 20-28, 2016 Pricing starts at $2049* per person $250 deposit per person due at registration Due to cabin availability, RSVP immediately! Deadline to cancel with no penalty: Nov. 20, 2015 Passport is required Trip includes: Roundtrip airfare, deluxe motorcoach transportation from Brunswick County, 1 night hotel accommodation, guided tour of Seattle, 1 breakfast, 8 day/ 7 night Alaskan cruise onboard the Norwegian Jewel to include cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and transfers in Seattle. Ports & sights included: Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Cruise Sawyer Glacier, Skagway & Victoria, British Columbia. Departure Locations Vary

Canada & New England Cruise September 14-24, 2016 Pricing starts at $1535* per person $250 deposit per person due at registration Due to cabin availability, RSVP immediately! Deadline to cancel with no penalty: March 14, 2016 Passport is required Trip includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation from Brunswick County, 1 night hotel accommodation, guided tour of Baltimore, 1 breakfast, 10 day/ 9 night Canada & New England cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas to include cabin, shipboard meals, port charges and taxes. Ports & sights included: Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Portland, ME; Bar Harbor, ME; St. John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy), and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Departure Locations Vary *pricing is based on cabin availability at the time of your registration. The cruise line reserves the right to lower our inventory or increase the price per cabin at any time. Please RSVP for Trips in person at your local Senior Center. Special dietary needs or room requests, please notify us at the time of registration.


Fitness

Photo by Linda Walters

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte’s Zumba class gets ready to dance. Front Row: Cheryl Cullina (Instructor), Diane Schaefer, Gloria Fleming, Nancy Terr, Janet Shirdon. Back Row: Brenda Ambrose, Karen Drakulic, Susan Lawton, Janice Fuller, Andrea Versaw.

By Linda Walters

is a weight-bearing exercise that’s great for bones.

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU! Forget the excessive calories and the after-holiday blues. Cheryl Cullina, licensed Zumba Gold instructor, invites you to ditch the workout and join the Zumba Gold party. Classes are at 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte.

Andrea Versaw likes Zumba Gold because it’s more like dancing than exercise. “I don't like to exercise,” Versaw said, but she loves Zumba.

Cullina is licensed to teach specially-designed classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant. She wants you to know that Zumba Gold is exercise in disguise. “It is so important for baby boomers and beyond, because it combines simple dance moves with cardio, resistance, flexibility, and social aspects,” Cullina said. “We offer great music, great friends, great class members for all fitness levels.”

Class members agree with their teacher. Diane Schaefer enjoys Zumba Gold because Cullina is focused and stays on topic. “That means we get a full lesson in class. She is a great instructor,” Schaefer said. She appreciates that Zumba Gold

“I like Zumba Gold because I love dance,” Karen Drakulic said. “This exercise has many dance moves.” Nancy Terr appreciates the cardiac training. Other class members, whether they are exercise enthusiasts or not, appreciate the energy Cullina brings to the class. Susa Lawlor agrees. “You get a lot of exercise while having fun,” Lawlor said. Brenda Ambrose loves the excitement Cullina brings to the class. “She can make a bad day great!” Ambrose said. Get ready to work off those holiday pounds with fast dance moves. Don’t miss this fun, effective way to dance away calories and improve your physical strength. Zumba Gold classes are free to participants 60 and older, although donations are welcomed. “It’s fun, healthy, and free,” said Janet Shirdon. What more can you ask of exercise?.


Volunteers

We Need Your Help at BSRI tables, and tidying up before and/ or after participants come and go.

By Sarah Powell Volunteer Coordinator

We need all hands in! BSRI is currently looking for volunteers in several areas. Volunteers are encouraged to volunteer once or twice a week consistently, but may choose to volunteer less or more.

Ways you can help us provide nourishment to the seniors of Brunswick County: 1. Meals on Wheels drivers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors. 2. Congregate meal servers are needed to serve the senior center participants lunch daily. 3. Cleanup volunteers are needed to assist with cleanup after meals are served. 4. Help open and close sites and centers by assembling chairs and

For BSRI to run as efficiently as possible, we need: 

Two volunteers each morning to help open at each nutrition site. Shifts are from about 8 -10 a.m.

Two volunteers to help close and clean up. Shifts will range from about 12 -2 p.m.

Two volunteers each afternoon from about 12-2 p.m. to serve congregate meals at each center and nutrition site.

Potential volunteers, please keep in mind that all tasks are equally important. From cleaning up after lunch to teaching an exercise class, all are important and must be done to help us achieve our massive goal. Please be a part of helping us achieve our mission of enhancing the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County. Call Sarah Powell at (910) 754-2300 for information.


Volunteers


Ash Senior Site/Boiling Spring Lakes Ash Senior Site Virginia Long, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road Ash, NC 28420 Call 910-287-3998 for reservations Operating Hours: 10 am -2 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12pm

Activity Calendar-January 2016 Subject to change

Tuesday 5 10am 10:45am 11am show 12 10am 10:45am 11am show 19 10am 10:45am 11am show 12pm

Thursday

Board puzzle Exercise TV game

7 10am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11am TV game show

Board puzzle Exercise TV game

14 10am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11am TV game show

Board puzzle Exercise TV game

21 10am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 12:15pm Community news Wally Profis & Sylvia Wagnor

Nutrition Presentation

26 10am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11am TV game show

Becky Farrar & Art Willets

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

Brenda & Alan Richards


Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site BSRI/BSL Senior Site at Boiling Spring Lakes

BSRI Nutrition Program Operating Hours: 10am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Karen Kirkman, BSRI/ BSL Site Manager 910-754-2300; kkirkman@bsrinc.org

Parks & Recreation Department 1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 910-363-0018

Activity Calendar

January 2016

*Subject to change

Monday

Tuesday

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Thursday

Friday 1 BSRI CLOSED

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch **Trivia Day 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

9am Yoga-Pilates Combo 6pm Yoga

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10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

9am Yoga-Pilates Combo 6pm Yoga

18 10:15am Qi Gong 11amMartin Fit 4 LifeLuther 12pm Senior Lunch King Jr. Day 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club BSRI

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10am Mah Jong 6pm Yoga

10:15am Qi Gong 11am TOPS 11am Cardio Chair Fitness 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

10am Garden Club 10am Mah Jong 6pm Yoga

11am TOPS 11am Cardio Chair Fitness 12pm Senior Lunch **Hat Day! 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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9am Yoga-Pilates Combo 6pm Yoga

10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

10am Mah Jong 6pm Yoga

10:15am Qi Gong 11am TOPS 11am Cardio Chair Fitness 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

28 10am Mah Jong 6pm Yoga

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10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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6 10:15am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

10:15am Qi Gong 11am TOPS 11am Cardio Chair Fitness 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club


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

Call 910-368-5348 or 910-754-2300 For Reservations Operating Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Site Manager; Virginia Long

Activity Calendar January 2016

Subject to change

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

1 10:00am Reading & Pzles w/Coffee & Snack 10:45am BINGO 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

4 10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

6 10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

8 10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 10:45am BINGO 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

11 10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

13 10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

15 10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 10:45am BINGO 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Blood pressure 1:00pm Cards & Games

18 10:00am Reading & Puzzles CLOSED w/Coffee & Snack MLKJ 11:15amFor 12:00pm~Exercise Holiday 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

23 10:00am Reading & Puzzle's w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Nutrition Presentation 12:30pm Cards & Games

25 10:00am Reading & Puzzle w/Coffee & Snack 10:45am BINGO 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Blood pressure 1:00pm Cards & Games

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10:00am Reading & Puzzles w/Coffee & Snack 11:15am 12:00pm~Exercise 12:00pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Cards & Games

Now offering Corn toss game Daily!

Free Blood Pressure checks monthly

Dietitian Speaker Monthly Presentations


Oak Island Senior Site Christmas Event

Oak Island Senior Site (Community Center) 102 S E 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 Center 278-3622, BSRI 754-2300 Meal Reservations Requested

Activity Calendar January 2016 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday

Featuring the “Grinch” Who DID NOT steal Christmas this year!

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Thursday

5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30am Jewelry making 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games & Social Time

7 10:00 am Rummikub 11:00 Chair Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:15 pm Menu Discussion 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games & Social Time

12 10:15 Books Exchange 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 pm Card Games

14 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:00 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games & Social Time

5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30am Jewelry making 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games & Social Time

21 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:00 Chair Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games & Social Time

25 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games & Social Time

28 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:00 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games & Social Time


The Brunswick Center at Leland 1490 Village Road, NE Leland, NC 28451 371-3560

Activity Calendar

January 2016 Monday DROP-IN/FREE CHOICE ACTIVITIES: Puzzles, Computer, Books Newspaper, Card Games, TV, Wii, Exercise Equipment, Shuffleboard, Checkers/ Chess, Simple Sewing, Horseshoes, Socialization, Walking Track, Board Games

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

Sandra Brooks, Director

Subject to change

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1

CENTER CLOSED

Lunch served At 12 noon. Except Wed. at 11:30 Contact SANDRA for reservations 371-3560

4 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Intro to Fitness 10:15 Fitness Assessment 11: Arthritis Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie& Geri-Fit 1-4 FREE CHOICE

5 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Strength & Conditioning 10:30 VETERANS’ CLUB w/ speaker Anita Hartsell 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp 1-4 FREE CHOICE

6 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Morning News 9:00 Billards 9:45 Line Dancing 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie 1-4 FREE CHOICE 1:30 Yoga 2:30 Strength & Core

7 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Balance & Stability 10:30 BINGO 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp 1-4 FREE CHOICE

8 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Geri-Fit 10:30 Free Choice 11:30 Walking Trail 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie 1-4 FREE CHOICE

11 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Intro to Growing Food & Flowers Session 1 11: 30 Arthritis Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie & Geri-Fit 1-4 FREE CHOICE

12 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Strength & Conditioning 11:00 BCC Aquatic Center 11:30 Arthritis Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp 1-4 FREE CHOICE

13 DIABETIC CLINIC 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Morning News 9:00 Billards 9:45 Line Dancing 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie 1-4 FREE CHOICE 1:30 Yoga 2:30 Strength & Core

14 GROOMING DAY @ BCC 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Balance & Stability 10:30 BINGO 11:30 Arthritis Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp 1-4 FREE CHOICE

15 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/ Morning News 10:00 Geri-Fit 10:30 FREE CHOICE 11:30 Walking Trail or Arthritis Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie 14 FREE CHOICE

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19 DONUTS WITH DIRECTOR 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Strength & Conditioning 11:30 FREE CHOICE 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp & Advisory Council Mtg 1-4 FREE CHOICE 26 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Strength & Conditioning 11:30 FREE CHOICE 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp

20 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Morning News 9:00 Billards 9:45 Line Dancing 11:30 Lunch 1-4 FREE CHOICE 1:30 Yoga 2:30 Strength & Core

21 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Balance & Stability 10:30 BINGO 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp 1-4 FREE CHOICE

22 MLK @UNCW 7:00 PM 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Geri-Fit 10:30 Free Choice 11:30 Walking Trail 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie 14 FREE CHOICE

27 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Morning News 9:00 Billards 9:45 Line Dancing 11:30 Lunch 1:30 Yoga 2:30 Strength & Core

28 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Balance & Stability 10:30 BINGO 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Get Fit in 2016 Boot Camp

29 JANUARY BIRTHDAYS CELEBRATION 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Geri-Fit 10:30 Free Choice 11:30 Walking Trail 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CENTER CLOSED

25 8:00 Coffee with Friends/ Billards/Morning News 10:00 Intro to Growing Food & Flowers Session 2 11:30 Arthritis Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painting w/Bobbie


The Brunswick Center at Leland 1490 Village Road, NE Leland, NC 28451 (910) 371-3560

Hours of Operation 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Monday-Friday

Trazia Holmes, Leland Senior Center Asst. Director

Leland Seniors’ New Year’s Resolutions!

Alton & Annie Fairflax: Alton: Try to get closer to God. Annie: Trust God more everyday.

Clara Kiser: Hopes she gets better.

James Merrick: Try to stay alive. Edna Hans: Lord, keep me well another year.

Elsie Childs: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. God bless everyone.

Veterans’ Club All Branches of Service Call Sandra for more information.

Al Price: Get well quick & live a long time.

The Center will be CLOSED January 1st & January 18, 2016 For Martin Luther King Day.

Serlenia Gibbs: Better health next year.

Have new ideas & suggestions? Have Donuts with the Director on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Advisory Council Meeting at 12:30 PM


Southport Events


Shallotte Events


Boiling Spring Lakes

Our Marie By Ed Klinger

B

eing a “MOW” (Meals on Wheels) driver is such a rewarding experience. The MOW volunteer delivers a substantial meal daily during the week to homebound clients. Volunteers feel a profound sense of giving and accomplishment as they do their route. BSRI’s MOW routes include Southport, Sacred Heart, Oak Island, and Boiling Spring Lakes. The clients are mostly elderly and in various conditions of health. They are interesting, appreciative, and all have a story to tell.

This article is about one very special client, our Marie. Marie Owens lives in Boiling Spring Lakes with her husband and granddaughter, who love and care for her. She is 94. As a member of the “Greatest Generation,” Marie lived during a great deal of the history of the 20th century. Her father was in the Ambulance Corps during World War I. She has vivid memories of the Depression and World War II. Marie grew up and spent most of her adult life in the Philadelphia area. In May, a commuter train derailed in her old neighborhood, killing eight

and injuring more than 200. Marie vividly remembers the location; it was the same place where 79 people died and 117 were injured in 1943. Marie witnessed the 1943 crash.

Photo by Ed Klinger

Marie Owens of Boiling Spring Lakes celebrates her 94th birthday.

Marie’s history is important, but her personality, goodness and the joy she brings to others far outweighs it. Volunteers tell much more about her: “Marie remembers every little detail about everyone. She really cares about the people she meets.”

“Marie just reminded me this morning how customers would line up in the morning at the restaurant she worked at—to make sure she was the one who waited on them.” “I’m amazed at her memory. I love the story of how she and her aunt used to go to the IHOP for breakfast—go to the square and watch the world go by.” “One day she mentioned she had taken a grand tour of Europe—even though she really couldn’t afford it— and has many stories from that trip. One of the funniest is that she was mistaken for a French woman because she had dressed in black slacks and a beret and sat at an

outdoor cafe.” “She remembers her life in such great detail. Unlike most she is willing to share her life and herself with such clarity. She even remembers the man who came to her restaurant every day to order tomato soup. If you treat Marie as a friend, you will always be her friend.” “Marie is a warm caring individual. When we deliver her meal, we are always met with a warm welcoming smile—she takes personal interest in each volunteer and cares deeply about us.” “When I was hospitalized last January, Marie sent me a letter telling me how much she missed me. She said in part, ‘I am going to ask God to keep you strong enough in body and mind to cope with your future.’” Marie lives in the present. Marie, as the Bible says: “May you live to one hundred and twenty.”


Sunset Harbor Senior Site

Sunset Harbor Senior Site Karen Kirkman, Manager 3911 Hickory View Bolivia, NC 28422 Call 910-754-2300 to RSVP

Activity Calendar January 2016 Subject to change

Tuesday Fleece Blankets for Home-Bound Senior Friends (SSH Area) Loop Tying Team: Table (Left): Jerry, Gina, Joan Table (Right): Jan, Beth, Jan Fabric Cutter Team: Table (Back): Freddy, Peggy

Bottom Photo: Beth, Janet, Jerry, Pam

5 9:30am

Thursday 7

Social

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Exercise

10:30am Bingo

10:30am Bingo

11:45am Lunch

11:45am Lunch

12:45pm Arts & Crafts 12

12:45pm Arts & Craft 14

9:30am

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10:30am Bingo

10:30am Bingo

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12:45pm Arts & Crafts 19

12:45pm Arts & Crafts 21

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10:30am Bingo

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Supply Senior Site Lockwood Folly Community Bldg. 1691 Stanbury Road Supply, NC 28462

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM—1:30 PM To RSVP call 910-842-7020 (M, W, F) 910-754-2300 (T, TH)

Daily Activities *SOCIALIZATION *COFFEE & SNACKS *WALKING TRAIL *SHUFFLEBOARD *CORNHOLE

*HORSESHOES *BOARD GAMES *RUMMIKUB *BOOKS *NEWSPAPER

Activity Calendar

January 2016

(Subject to Change)

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CLOSED FOR M.L.K. DAY

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8 Cards/games/reading Bingo/crafts Lunch & announcements

10am Painting W/Jean Groon Noon Lunch & announcements 12:30pm Exercise

15 Cards/games/reading Bingo/crafts Lunch & announcements

10am Painting w/Jean Groon Noon Lunch & announcements 12:30pm Exercise

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22 Cards/games/reading Bingo/crafts Lunch & announcements

10am Painting w/Jean Groon Noon Lunch & announcements 12:30pm Exercise

29 10am Painting w/Jean Groon Noon Lunch & announcements 12:30pm Exercise

Cards/games/reading Bingo/crafts Lunch & announcements

Community Partners

Jo’s Jobs

Lending a Helping Hand Occasional, Short Term or Long Term Service Errands, Shopping, Organizing, Pet Care, House Sitting

260-242-7376

josjobsforhelp@gmail.com Joanne Stutz


Fitness

Get Moving to Get Fit By Kathleen Boyle

D

uring the holidays, it’s tough to fit in fitness. With Thanksgiving, the champion of eating holidays; the bustle of Christmas, with fast food and frequent snacks; and New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, with parties and drinks, we often end up overextending ourselves. How do we fit in structured exercise? Leslie Spearman makes a point of keeping an active, healthy lifestyle even during the hurried holiday season. On a recent Wednesday morning at The Brunswick Center at Southport, Spearman had just completed one of her three regular exercise classes. Spearman has been involved in several of the center’s programs, but her exercise is mainly at Boot Camp, a class of about 10 members taught by Rita Sanders; and Total Body Conditioning, a class taught by Juanita Malvet averaging between 20 and 30 members. Malvet also teaches Cardio and Gentle Body Care classes. Spearman feels that the “gentle” is a bit overstated: The class encourages a good bit of physical activity. And she offers a great deal of praise for Sanders and Malvet. Their instruction provides the format and the diversity that she seeks, Spearman said, making the classes more interesting.

Spearman works hard and exercises daily. She also includes a diet component in her fitness program and uses Weight Watchers to control her caloric intake. She has lost considerable weight over the past years and although her

weight and stamina are stable now, she continues to follow both programs. Before she developed her current schedule, she was a yo-yo dieter, Spearman said. That wasn’t an effective way to accomplish the healthy lifestyle she sought. Spearman has lived in Brunswick County for four years, after relocating from Charlotte. She retired from teaching about nine years ago.

Spearman shared her secrets to success with the Buzz. “I mix up the styles when I exercise,” she said. When choosing an exercise program, she’s always aiming to develop her muscular strength and improve her circulation. “I like to develop a buddy system, which adds a little fun to the experience,” Spearman said. Spearman believes there is a social component to her classes that is rewarding and not available when she exercises alone. A ballet class will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning January 13, 2016. Spearman will be there.


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Activity Calendar

JANUARY Monday Daily Activities Available 8:00am to 4:00pm Pool Puzzles Quilting/Sewing Computers Shuffleboard Wii, Cards, Games, Exercise Room

Subject to change Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1

Boost Available For Purchase During Center Hours 8:00am to 4:00pm

EXERCISE ROOM IS NOW OPEN UNTIL 5 pm

4 10 am 10am

5 9:30am Brain Games 10:30am GeriFit 11am Exercise Class 11 Walgreens presentation 11:45 am Keith Webb Tai Chi presentation Noon Lunch 12:45pm Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:15pm Yoga w/Charlotte

6 10am

11 10am 10am

12 9:30am Trivia 10:30am GeriFit 11am Exercise Class 11am Movie –FARMLAND 11 Walgreens presentation Noon Lunch 12:45pm Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:15pm Yoga w/Charlotte 7:00pm Town Hall Meeting With Sheriff Ingram

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Weekly Updates Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Exercise Class 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/Dean 1:30pm Knit/Crochet 2pm Silver Paddles 2:30pm Zumba Gold 18

19NATIONAL POPCORN DAY

20 10am

21 NATIONAL HUGGING DAY 8:30 am Computer Class 10am Yoga w/Nancy 10:30am GeriFit 11am Exercise Class 11:30 Sip n Chat Noon Lunch 12:30pm Intro to Microsoft Office Suite 12:45 Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:30pm Zumba Gold

22 NATIONAL PIE DAY 8:30am Computer Class 9:30am Ladies Pool 10am Pilates 11am Diabetic Shoe Clinic 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:00pm Art Class 1:00pm Tai Chi w/Keith 1:30pm Scrabble 2:30pm Tai Chi w/Keith 7:00pm Bluegrass Music

27 CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY

28 8:30am 10am 10:30am 11am Noon 12:30pm

29 NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY 8:30am Computer Class 9:30am Ladies Pool 10am Pilates 11am Tax Tips and Updates 11:45am Lunch 12:00pm Birthday Day 12:15pm Bingo 1:00pm Art Class 1:00pm Tai Chi w/Keith 1:30pm Scrabble 2:30pm Tai Chi w/Keith 7:00pm Bluegrass Music

Weekly Updates Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Exercise Class 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/Dean 1:30pm Knit/Crochet 2:00 Silver Paddles 2:30pm Zumba Gold

CENTER CLOSED

9:30am Brain Games 10:30am GeriFit 11am Exercise Class 11 Walgreens presentation Noon Lunch 12:45pm Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:15pm Yoga w/Charlotte

“I HAVE A DREAM” 25 10am 10am

Weekly Updates Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Exercise Class 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/Dean 1:30pm Knit/Crochet 2pm Silver Paddles 2:30pm Zumba Gold

26 9:30am 10:30am 11am 11am

Brain Games GeriFit Exercise Class Walgreens Presentation Noon Lunch 12:45pm Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:15pm Yoga w/Charlotte

Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class Noon Lunch 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Rummikub 2pm Silver Paddles

Shopping Trip

10am

Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class Noon Lunch 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Rummikub 2pm Silver Paddles

Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class Noon Lunch 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Paint n Take 1pm Rummikub 2pm Silver Paddles

10am

Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class Noon Lunch 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Rummikub 2pm Silverl Paddles

7 8:30 am 10am 10:30am 11am Noon

CENTER CLOSED

Computer Class Yoga w/Nancy GeriFit Exercise Class Nutrition Presentation Noon Lunch 12:30pm Intro to Microsoft Office Suite 12:45 Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:30pm Zumba Gold 14 8:30am Computer Class 10am Yoga w/Nancy 10:30am GeriFit 11am Exercise Class Noon Lunch 12:30pm Intro to Microsoft Office Suite 12:45pm Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:30 Zumba Gold

Computer Class Yoga w/Nancy GeriFit Exercise Class Lunch Intro to Microsoft Office Suite 12:45pm Crafts 1:15pm Tai Chi w/Dean 2:30 Zumba Gold

8 8:30am Computer Class 9:30am Ladies Pool 10am Pilates 11am Hearing Loss Seminar 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:00pm Art Class 1:00pm Tai Chi w/Keith 1:30pm Scrabble 2:30pm Tai Chi w/Keith 7:00pm Bluegrass Music 15 National Hat Day 8:30am Computer Class 9:30am Ladies Pool 10am Pilates 10am BP Check 11amPanic/Anxiety Seminar 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:00pm Art Class 1:00Pm Tai Chi w/Keith 1:30pm Scrabble 2:30pm Tai Chi w/Keith 7:00pm Bluegrass Music


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 Call 910-754-2300 to make a reservation

Anne Gass, Center Director

Sheriff Ingram Hosts Town Hall Meeting at Shallotte Senior Center, Tuesday, Jan 12 at 7:00pm Sheriff John Ingram and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a series of “Town Hall” meetings throughout Brunswick County. These meetings give citizens a chance to voice concerns within their communities with regard to crime and safety, and the growing heroin epidemic. It will also give the sheriff’s office a chance to provide feedback, updates on current initiatives, and other information about what is happening at the sheriff’s office. Please join us for this important meeting. No need to sign up.

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

New — Additional Tai Chi “Easy” Class Instructor Keith Webb will be offering a second class beginning Friday, Jan 8 at 1:00pm. This class is designed especially for those who may have walking or standing difficulty as the movements (Tai Chi) and breathing exercises (Qi Gong) can be done sitting on a chair (including a wheel chair). Benefits include stress reduction; improvement in balance, breathing capacity, concentration, strength, flexibility; and more. Students are encouraged to participate at their own comfort level. Time Change — Keith’s regular (existing) Friday class time will move from 2:00pm to 2:30pm beginning Jan 8.

Get Connected to Your Senior Center! — Tired of being the last to know what’s happening at the center? Send your email info to us at agass@bsrinc.org and we’ll keep you posted about new activities, changes to existing activities, and last-minute additions to our programs. We will never share or sell your email, or send emails that are not related to senior interests—it’s strictly between us!

Weekly Update/Sip ‘n Chat — Have questions, suggestions, or comments? Tell us every Monday at 10:00am and every third Thursday at 11:30am. Blood Pressure Check — Stay healthy! LPN Billie Fulford of Amedisys will be here every 1st and 3rd Friday at 10:00am. No appointment needed. Loose Change Challenge — Thanks to those who donated in 2015 for your generosity which helped defray increasing program costs for seniors. We hope to continue to offer many quality programs in 2016. Celebrate Birthdays — Join us on the last Friday of every month for singing and cake. Party hat optional. Movie Day — Now showing: the documentary film “Farmland” on Tuesday, Jan 12, 11:00am. It’s the best deal in town: no admission and free popcorn and candy! Soft drinks and water available for purchase. Pilates Time Change Reminder — Classes now begin at 10:00am on Fridays.

Poet’s Corner — Are you a senior who writes poetry? Send us your poems and we’ll chose one poem each month for publishing in the Buzz. To find out how to submit your poems, email us at agass@bsrinc.org or call 910-754-2300 x1001. Write On, Seniors! Exercise Classes — Have Fun. Get Fit. — Instructor Angela Ruel invites you to connect with friends and make new ones as you work your body, mind, and spirit in an enjoyable and supportive class. Physical problems are no problem—do what you can. Monday: Tuesday:

Aerobics & Muscle toning, 11:00am Low impact/body sculpting, 10:30am High impact/body sculpting, 11:00am Wednesday: Stretch, strengthen, tone, 11:00am Thursday: Low impact/body sculpting, 10:30am High impact/body sculpting, 11:00am

Geri-Fit® Training — Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am — Geri-Fit® is a group strength training program for senior men and women of all fitness levels. Students use 2-lb. weights and stretch bands. There's no dancing, choreography, or floor work. Call us to register. We all lose strength as we age. Geri-Fit® can help us become stronger. Just for Fun — Origins of the New Year’s Day & Resolutions. Some 4,000 years ago, Babylonians celebrated with an 11-day festival in March; Egyptians celebrated the advent of their new calendar during the Nile River’s annual flood (June-Sept); Roman emperor Julius Caesar moved the first day of the year to Jan 1 in honor of the Roman god of beginnings (Janus); in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII brought the Jan 1 New Year back in vogue with the Gregorian calendar—a concept that persists today. Resolutions through the ages were related to the promise of good fortune in the new year. Today, most resolutions are born of reflection and a desire for future accomplishment. A 2013 CBS News poll indicated that 68% of Americans no longer make New Year’s resolutions, people over 30 are less likely to make any resolutions at all, and only half keep them. A 2014 AARP poll showed only 37% now make new goals for the coming year!


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 Call 910-754-2300 to make a reservation

Anne Gass, Center Director

Diabetic Shoe Clinic — Friday, Jan 22, 11:00am Are you, a family member, or friend diabetic? To promote good foot care and reduce health care costs, Medicare patients are entitled to one pair of therapeutic shoes and three pairs of special inserts per calendar year. (Note: some other insurance providers may also cover these expenses.) At this clinic (sponsored by Pro Medical East), you can pick the style of shoe you want. All sizes and widths are available. Snacks will be provided. Important! Please bring the following with you: Medicare number, primary doctor’s name/phone number, secondary insurance card (if you have one). Income Tax Time is Coming! — Join Mike Ferris, an AARP volunteer, on Friday, Jan 29, 11:00am for his annual tax preparations and updates presentation. Find out what you need to know before tax time is here. Get Tax Help from AARP — We are pleased to offer AARP Tax Aide services for our patrons on Feb 4, 11, 17, and 25. Services are by appointment only. Call the center at 910-754-2300 x1001 to reserve a time. Get Crafty! — Following the holiday rush, January can sometimes seem like a very slow month with nothing to do but stay indoors and sip hot chocolate. Not to worry. We have plenty of crafts to keep you busy. Join Kathy Gehlhardt for these inspired projects this month: Dates

Project

Tue Jan 5 & Thu Jan 7

Greeting Card Gift Boxes

Tue Jan 12 & Thu Jan 14

Palm Prong Fish Wall Hanging

Tue Jan 19 & Thu Jan 21

Valentine’s Day Cards

Tue Jan 26 & Thu Jan 28

Puffed Paper Hearts

Please sign up the Friday before the scheduled class. New — Beginning in January, our Exercise Room will be open until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Pinochle Anyone? — Are you a pinochle player? Some folks have asked about forming a pinochle group at the center. If you’re interested, call and let us know.

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

Panic Anxiety Attack Seminar — Friday, Jan 15, 11:00am Please join Mari-Lou Wong-Chong for valuable information about this disorder which can strike without warning. Panic anxiety attacks are not in proportion to the true situation, may be unrelated to what is happening at the time, and can be mild to debilitating in nature. Mari-Lou Wong-Chong founded the Panic Anxiety Attack Support Group (in Pittsburgh, PA) which ran for 9 years until she moved to Brunswick County 10 years ago. Mari-Lou has many professional and civic credits to her name and is very active in her community. Shopping and Lunch — Wednesday, Jan 13. We’re heading to Myrtle Beach for a fun day of shopping and lunch. Bus leaves at 10:00am and returns at approximately 3:30pm. Call the center at 910-754-2300 x1001 to sign up. Paint & Take — Wednesday, Jan 20, 1:00pm. This month’s featured project is very unique. It’s a wall hanging that is painted using your hands—literally. No brushes—just your thumbs! Don’t miss this project. It’s sure to be a lot of fun and a conversation starter. Please sign up the Friday before the scheduled class and bring something to protect your clothes. Hearing Loss Seminar — Friday, Jan 8, 11:00. Is hearing loss a part of your life or that of someone you care about? Join Janelle Taylor of North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing to learn more. Topics include: signs of hearing loss and communication strategies. You’ll also be able to see some of the devices available to make life smoother for deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices will be available. If you need other accommodations, call us at 910-754-2300 x1001 as soon as possible.

Monthly Quote — Count your life by smiles not tears, count your age by friends not years


The Brunswick Center at Southport January 2016 Monday

Southport Senior Center Activity Calendar Tuesday

Subject to change Wednesday Thursday

Friday 1 Center CLOSED for New Year’s Day

4 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Hand & Foot 9:30 Beginner Tai Chi Forms 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 10:30 Life & Times of Christ 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Yoga 1:30 Mah Jongg 1:30 Beginning Ballroom Dance 2:00 Geri Fit 2:45 Total Body Conditioning

5 9:30 Party Bridge 10 FREE Crafting 10:30 Yoga w/ Ella Hill 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 1 Silver Paddles 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:30 You too can Draw 2:30 HIIT and Core 4:45 LI Aerobics 6:30 Square Dancing

6 9 Tanger at 501 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Intermediate Tai Chi Forms 10 Jewelry 101 10:30 Tai Chi-Weights 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Bible Study 12 Yoga 12:30 Silver Samurai 12:30 Games 5:45 Karate-PNR

7 9:30 Veteran’s Club 10 Knit & Chain Gang 10 Fleece Jacket 10:30 Bible Study 12:30 Games 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 1:30 Beg. Line Dance 2 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:30 Symmetry and Ellipses 2:30 HIIT and Core

8 9 LI Aerobics 9 Geri Fit 9:30 Advanced Tai Chi Forms 10 Quilting 10:15 You Can Do It! 10:30 Intermediate Tai Chi 11:30 Total Body Conditioning 12:30 Games 1 Photography

11 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Hand & Foot 9:30 Beginner Tai Chi Forms 10:30 Life & Times of Christ 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Yoga 1:30 Mah Jongg 1:30 Beginning Ballroom Dance 2:00 Geri Fit 2:45 Total Body Conditioning

12 9:30 Party Bridge 10 FREE Crafting 10:30 Yoga w/ Ella Hill 11:45 Blood Pressure Checks 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 1 Silver Paddles 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:30 You too can draw 2:30 HIIT and Core 4:45 LI Aerobics 6:30 Square Dancing

13 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Intermediate Tai Chi Forms 10 Jewelry 101 10:30 Tai Chi-Weights 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Bible Study 12 Yoga 12:30 Wire Jewelry 12:30 Silver Samurai 12:30 Games 5:45 Karate-PNR

14 10 Knit & Chain Gang 10 Decor & Design 10:30 Bible Study 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 1:30 Beg. Line Dance 2 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:30 Symmetry and Ellipses 2:30 HIIT and Core

15 9 LI Aerobics 9 Geri Fit 9:30 Advanced Tai Chi Forms 10 Quilting 10:15 You Can Do It! 10:30 Intermediate Tai Chi 11-1 Balance Testing 11:30 Total Body Conditioning 12:30 Games 1 Photography 1:30 Hand Drumming 6 pm Gospel Singing

18 Center CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day

19 9:30 Party Bridge 10 FREE Crafting 10:30 Yoga w/ Ella Hill 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 1 Silver Paddles 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:30 You too can draw 2:30 HIIT and Core 4:45 LI Aerobics 6:30 Square Dancing

20 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Intermediate Tai Chi Forms 10 Jewelry 101 10:30 Tai Chi-Weights 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Bible Study 12 Yoga 12:30 Wire Jewelry 12:30 Silver Samurai 12:30 Games 5:45 Karate-PNR

21 10 Knit & Chain Gang 10 Decor & Design 10:30 Bible Study 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 1:30 Beg. Line Dance 2 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:30 Symmetry and Ellipses 2:30 HIIT and Core

22 9 LI Aerobics 9 Geri Fit 9:30 Advanced Tai Chi Forms 10 Quilting 10:15 You Can Do It! 10:30 Intermediate Tai Chi 11:30 Total Body Conditioning 12:30 Games 1 Photography

25 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Hand & Foot 9:30 Beginner Tai Chi Forms 10:30 Life & Times of Christ 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Yoga 12:30 Painting on Silk 1:30 Mah Jongg 1:30 Beginning Ballroom Dance 2:00 Geri Fit 2:45 Total Body Conditioning

26 9:30 Party Bridge 10 FREE Crafting 10:30 Yoga w/ Ella Hill 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 1 Silver Paddles 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:30 You too can draw 2:30 HIIT and Core 4:45 LI Aerobics 6:30 Square Dancing

27 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor 9:30 Boot Camp 9:30 Intermediate Tai Chi Forms 10 Jewelry 101 10:30 Tai Chi-Weights 10:45 Easy Does It 12 Bible Study 12 Yoga 12:30 Wire Jewelry 12:30 Silver Samurai 12:30 Games 5:45 Karate-PNR

28 10 Knit & Chain Gang 10 Decor & Design 10 Deco Mesh 10:30 Bible Study 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core 1:30 Beg. Line Dance 2 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:30 Symmetry and Ellipses 2:30 HIIT and Core

29 9 LI Aerobics 9 Geri Fit 9:30 Advanced Tai Chi Forms 10 Quilting 10:15 You Can Do It! 10:30 Intermediate Tai Chi 11:30 Total Body Conditioning 12:30 Games


The Brunswick Center at Southport

Directors Desk... It’s hard to believe another year has come to an end while another begins. So much was accomplished in 2015. I have great excitement for what’s coming up in 2016. Of course, if your new year’s resolution includes losing weight, there are several exercise classes for you to choose from. During January and February we will be preparing for our first NC Senior Center of Excellence certification. The site visit is scheduled to occur March 29.

How can you help? Sign In Daily Sign In for drop in activities Place your suggestions in the Suggestion Box (beside the ServTracker machine) Know our mission statement Drop a note off letting us know why you think we are a NC Senior Center of Excellence!

Try something new in 2016! Check out our regularly scheduled activities!

Veteran’s Club Jan. 7 9:30am All branches welcome please RSVP!

Are You Interested? Call and let us know! If we have enough interest, we will try to generate a class: Computer Classes, Bingo, Acting, Bunco, Chair Caning, Excel, French, or Italian

Life and Times of Christ Mondays 10:30am-11:30am

Susan Whitley, Director 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461 Phone 910-454-0583 Office Hours: 8am-4pm, Activity hours vary Days of week Lunch Served from 11:45am12:15pm It’s our pleasure! ~Susan & Randy

NOTICE!! The Brunswick Senior Center at Southport will be Closed January 1, 2016 January 18, 2016

Blood Pressure Checks by Amedysis 2nd Tuesdays 11:45am-12:15pm

Suggestion Box

A suggestion box is located beside the WELCOME ABOARD ServTracker Computer. Donna Leonard! Please let us know your ideSenior Aide as! Donna’s primary job will be to serve Note: Ideas are logged with a response to your idea you! Please say hello!

Ballet Begins Jan. 13 2:30pm-3:30pm 8 week session RSVP

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Trinity United Methodist Church Volunteers for providing & delivering Thanksgiving Day Meals to homebound seniors Walgreens for providing Christmas Bags Town Creek CIS for making placemats Everyone who Stuffed the Stocking for our clients in need Vendors, Shoppers &Volunteers for the Quilt Drawing, Auction & Crafters Bazaar-Total raised $1160! And the many others who made the holiday season much brighter!


The Brunswick Center at Southport

The following exercise classes are provided at the Brunswick Center at Southport: Mondays 10:45am Easy Does It Mondays 10:30am Beginner Tai Chi Mondays 1:30pm Beginning Ballroom Dance Mondays 2:45pm Total Body Conditioning Tuesdays Noon Beginning Yoga Tuesdays 1pm Silver Paddles (Table Tennis) Tuesdays 1:30pm Gentle Cardio & Core Thursdays 1:30pm Beginning Line Dance Thursdays 2pm Int/Adv Line Dancing Fridays 9am GeriFit速 , Evidence based strength training Fridays 10:15am You Can Do It Spring 2016 TBA A Matter of Balance, Evidence based falls prevention Additional exercise classes are offered and carry an instructor fee. See calendar for more details.

Balance Testing By Carolina Strong Physical Therapy Jan. 15 11am-1pm, drop by Rings February 15th, 22nd, & 29th. 10:00am - noon Please RSVP Fees apply

Quilting Fridays Begins Jan. 8 10am-Noon Please RSVP No fee

Silk Scarf Dyeing February 8th 1:00pm - 3:00pm Please RSVP Fees apply

Monthly Shopping Trip 1st Wednesday of each month Please RSVP January: BSRI Thrift Store & Tanger at 501 Departs promptly at 9am

Jewelry 101 Wednesdays 10:30am-Noon Please RSVP No Fee

Blue Jean Wreath February 1st 1:00 pm- 3:00pm Please RSVP Fees apply

Photography Club 2nd & 4th Fridays 1pm-3pm

Fleece Jacket Advanced MetalsmithThursday, ing Jewelry January 7th January 11, 25, Feb 1, 10:00 to Noon & Feb. 8

Please RSVP Fees apply

Painting on Silk Monday Jan. 25 12:30 to 4pm Please RSVP, fees apply

from 10 to noon Please RSVP, fees apply

Handcrafted Wire Jewelry Jan. 13, 20, 27, & Feb. 3 12:30pm to 2pm Please RSVP Fees apply

Ballroom Dance Classes Mondays, 1:30pm Drop In!


SHIIP Monthly News

Submitted by M. René Tarquinio, LBSW

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DISENROLLMENT If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave it and return to Original Medicare and join a prescription drug plan. The period of disenrollment is from January 1 through February 14, 2016. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after the plan gets your enrollment form. During this time period you cannot switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. You also cannot switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another. Nor can you switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another.

HELP PREVENT MEDICARE FRAUD 

Guard your Medicare number. Protect it the same way you do for your credit card numbers. Medicare will never contact you for your Medicare number or other personal information. Don’t share your Medicare number

or other personal information with anyone who contacts you by phone, email or by approaching you in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance.

Don’t ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare number.

Be skeptical of free gifts and free medical services. A common ploy of identity thieves is to say they can send you your free gift right away—they just need your Medicare number to confirm. Decline politely but firmly.

Do your part to protect your friends and neighbors: remind them to guard their Medicare numbers, too. Check your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) to make sure you and Medicare are only being charged for services you actually had. Instead of waiting for the MSN, which comes in the mail every three months, you can access your Original Medicare claims at MyMedicare.gov. You’ll usually be able to see a claim within 24 hours after Medicare processes it.


TOWN CREEK SENIOR SITE Town Creek Senior Site Bldg. 6420 Ocean Hwy Winnabow, NC

Call 910-754-2300 for meal reservations Lunch Served at 12 noon

Operating Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Outdoor Park Daily Activities (Weather Permitting)       

Tennis for Seniors Soccer for Seniors Park Exercise Equipment Walking Trail Shuffle Board Bocce Ball Horse Shoes

Activity Calendar January 2016 Subject to change

Tuesday

William Boynton holds the poinsettia he won as a door prize to bring home to his wife.

Dewey Smith shares a laugh with Thurston Clemmons over the cake he won in the cake walk.

Thursday

5 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30pm Walking Trail

7 10:00am Puzzles & Games 11:00am Yoga 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:30pm Social Time 1:30pm Park Activities (See List)

12 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30pm Walking Trail

14 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30pm Park Activities (See List)

19 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 10:30am Puzzles & Games 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30pm Walking Trail

21 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 10:30am Puzzles & Games 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30pm Park Activities (See List)

26 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 10:30am Puzzles & Games 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30 Walking Trail

28 10:00am Coffee & Social Time 10:30am Puzzles & Games 11:00am YOGA Class 11:45 Announcements 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Bingo 1:30pm Park Activities (See List)


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

January Fall/Winter

*Menus subject to change* Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1Wk 3

4Wk 4

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Mac &BSRI Cheese W/ Ham Mixed Greens CLOSED Zucchini & Tomatoes Brownie Dinner Roll Milk 8

Pot Roast Mashed Potatoes Warm Apples & Cranberries Side Salad W/ Dressing Enriched Bread Milk 11 Wk 5

Roast Chicken Leg Qtr Brown Rice Succotash Citrus Fruit Biscuit Milk

Shrimp & SausageStew Grits Squash/Onions 100% Citrus Fruit Juice Dinner Roll Milk 13

Chicken Marsala Cheesy Hashbrowns Chopped Spinach Pears Wheat Bread Milk

Baked Ziti Italian Green Beans Stewed Tomatoes Cookie Italian Bread Milk

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Hot Dog Baked Beans Buttermilk Coleslaw Blueberry Crisp 100% Fruit Juice Hot Dog Bun Milk 18Wk 6 BSRI

Baked Ham W/ Pineapple Sauce Green Beans Oven Fried Potatoes Banana Pudding Wheat Bread Milk 19

Oven Fried Chicken - Thigh O'Brien Potatoes Cooked Cabbage Citrus Fruit Biscuit Milk

Meatloaf W/ Gravy Whipped Potatoes Peas & Carrots Orange Dream Cake Dinner Roll Milk

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Roast Pork W/ Honey BBQ Sauce Mashed SweetPotatoes Collard Greens Fruit Hamburger Bun Milk 22

CLOSED BBQ Chicken Leg Qtr Red Potatoes Broccoli & Cheese Citrus Fruit Enriched Bread Milk

Shepherds Pie Pinto Beans Cauliflower Mash Fruit Enriched Bread Milk

Beef Stew White Rice Cream Peas w/ Onions 100% Fruit Juice Dinner Roll Milk Cookie

Cheeseburger Mac Corn Carrots Mandarin Oranges Wheat Bread Milk

25 Wk 1

Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Bread Stuffing Cold Vegetable Salad Maple Baked Peaches Dinner Roll Milk 26

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Herbed Pork Loin Boiled Cabbage Roasted RootVegetables Cookie Enriched Bread Milk

Cider Glazed Chicken Thigh Rice Pilaf Peas & Carrots Mixed Fruit Wheat Bread Milk

Meatballs W/ Marinara Sauce & Buttered Pasta Green Beans 100% Fruit Juice Dinner Roll Milk

Meatballs W/ Marinara Sauce & Buttered Pasta Green Beans 100% Fruit Juice Dinner Roll Milk

Enchilada Pie Kale Corn Citrus Fruit Roll Milk

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CALL OR CONTACT YOUR SENIOR CENTER/SITE TO RESERVE YOUR MEALS **24 HR ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUESTED

Menu Suggestions are Welcomed, And Contributions Are Appreciated!


Nutrition/Obituaries Spaghetti Squash, Beef and Sautéed Vegetables Casserole Instead of spaghetti, use spaghetti squash to make this cheesy and succulent casserole that also has browned beef and sautéed vegetables, which is much lower in calories and gluten free. Directions Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℉). Set squash on a baking sheet, and bake 40 to 50 minutes until you can easily insert a fork or a sharp knife into the skin. Remove from oven, let cool enough to handle, then remove strands with a fork in a medium bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 350℉ (180℉). Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray. Add a little bit vegetable oil or cooking spray in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until evenly brown. Drain well, and stir in the green pepper, red pepper, red onion, and garlic. Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Stir in the strands from the squash and tomatoes into the skillet, and season with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through. Remove skillet from heat, and stir in 1 ¾ cups cheese until melted. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish. Bake 25 minutes. Top with remaining cheese, and continue baking 5 minutes, until cheese melts. Serve warm.

Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash halved and seeded 1 pound beef ground 1 small green bell peppers diced 1 small sweet red bell peppers ½ small red onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed 14½ ounces tomatoes, canned Italian style, diced and drained ¾ teaspoon oregano dried 1 teaspoon basil dried 1 pinch salt 1 pinch black pepper 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, prefer sharp Nutrition Facts Serving Size 241g (8.5 oz) Amount per Serving Calories 393 61% of calories from fat % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 41% Saturated Fat 13g 67% Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 105mg 35% Sodium 389mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%

Obituaries Louise R. Lewis, 76, of Bolivia died Friday November 13, 2015 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Mary Ann Rose, 66, of Shallotte, died Sunday, November 8, 2015. Anne Gillon Price, 89, of Oak Island, died Friday, November 13, 2015. Thomas Howard Robinson, 69, of Winnabow, NC died Saturday, November 14, 2015 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. James Allen Duke, of Southport died Friday, October 30, 2015. Marion Joyce Anderson, 87, of Calabash, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia. William Craig Kanipe Jr., 78, of Calabash, died Saturday,

November 7, 2015. Camilee Evans, 88, of Ash, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia. William Oates "Bill" Hawley, 85, of Leland, (formerly of Goldsboro, NC), died Monday, November 23, 2015 at the SECU Hospice House in Bolivia. Larry Allen Rivenbark, 63, of Shallotte died Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Autumn Care Nursing Center. Howard Noble Heuschkel Jr, 86, of Southport, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at home.

Georgianna King Thibodo-Morris, 80, of Southport died Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Kathleen “Kathie” Gillick Bodnar, 70, of Leland, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at NHRMC in Wilmington. Victoria High Milligan, 82, of Ash died Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Autumn Care, Shallotte. Esther M. Kirmse, 89, of Boiling Spring Lakes died Friday, December 4, 2015. Andres Gonzalez-Sanchez died Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Barbara C. Howard, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Shallotte Assisted Living.

Stephen Frederick Barthold, Jr., 89, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at home.

Franklin D. Player, 81, of Supply, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at home.

Robert Joseph Cherubini, 82, of Southport, died Sunday, December 6, 2015.


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