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2222 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

(P) 910-343-8209

(F) 910-343-8836

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

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

TTY 1-800-735-2962


Notes from a Center Director Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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ot very often does a center director have time to sit and reflect. It’s the first day back from Christmas vacation and there’s chatter about everyone’s Christmas from family and food to gifts. My personal preference is to daydream of being at the beach. However, this particular day the post-Christmas spirit at the center has caught my attention. There’s a warmth in the center and the clicking sound of Rummikub tiles. I am thankful there’s a warm place to gather, play, and have a good time. I smell coffee and today’s lunch has arrived. I hear your laughs and I’ve been greeted by your smiles. Such a nice place to be! I am blessed to be able to serve our community. The Brunswick Center at Supply, located at 101 Stone Chimney Rd., SE, (behind the Minute Man store) is where I spend most of my time. February is a month of love. Love is what I find myself feeling on this dreary, cold December day. I find myself asking my No. 1 daunting question: How do you convince folks the “senior” center is not really for “seniors” and is a great place to come? A place where you can find love, a friendly smile, friendship, and much more! I know you aren’t that “old” but I hope you will come experience

Susan Whitley, Director, The Brunswick Center at Supply

what I am feeling as well. I urge you to rethink the senior center’s offerings, which—just to name a few—includes activities, events, fairs, exercise classes, educational programs, crafts, cards, board games, books, puzzles, magazines, newspapers, dance classes, social activities, presentations, and more. And we are here for you when you need us. We offer services: Meals On Wheels to those who are homebound, congregate lunches, LETTER, continued on page 4


Photo by Susan Whitley

Notes from a Center Director

Rummikub players compete at the Brunswick Center at Supply. Everyone is welcome to join! Rummikub is played at 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. LETTER, continued from on page 4

information and assistance, heat relief, durable medical equipment for loan, family caregiver support, SHIIP—pretty much any problem you have, we will do our best to find a way to help. (Age requirements do apply to some services.) Since we are not all “seniors,” maybe you would enjoy volunteering. We have volunteer needs throughout Brunswick County. Do you have a talent you would love to share? A class you could teach? Want to deliver meals, help answer the phone, do clerical tasks, or greet individuals?

We really need your help. Please contact us at (910) 754-2300 or register on line at www.bsrinc.org. There is no better time than now to get involved! I urge you to stop your local senior center just to see what it’s like. We will give you a tour and a listing of upcoming events. I can speak for the other center directors as well as myself: We would enjoy meeting you. Nothing makes us feel better about what we do on a daily basis than seeing our participants having a great time.

Susan Whitley, Director Brunswick Center at Supply

Photo by Joe Hamel

Our cover photo of a female cardinal is by Joe Hamel of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club. Hamel and his wife Nancy live in Carolina Shores, where they enjoy observing and photographing the many varieties of backyard and shore birds here in Brunswick County.


BSRI News

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hat a winter we’re having! When snow and ice are in the forecast, will your senior center be open? What can you do in case of an emergency during severe winter weather? Winter weather may cause power outages and dangerous driving conditions. BSRI wants our participants, volunteers, and staff to be safe, so we do shut down during the worst winter weather. Here are some ways to find out about BSRI closings, and some numbers to call for help in case of trouble during a storm or its aftermath.

Meals on Wheels (MOW) participants will receive the same mass notifications as long as we have their phone number and they do not choose to unsubscribe. MOW clients may also check WECT or GNI or the BSRI website for updates (www.bsrinc.org). If we expect inclement weather, MOW will deliver shelf-stable or frozen meals in advance when possible.

If you have trouble during severe winter weather, these numbers are designed to provide assistance:

Check the BSRI Homepage at www.bsrinc.org.

Emergency: 911

Check local radio and television stations, especially WECT Channel 6 or FM radio station 102.7 GNI.

Check the WECT website list of business closures.

Brunswick County Office of Emergency Management: 910-253-5383 or www.brunswickes.com. Find information about shelter locations, evacuation routes, and other critical updates

www.bsrinc.org

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC): 1-800-842-5871 or 910-754-4391

BEMC Outage Reports: 1-800-682-5309

Atlantic Telephone: 910-754-4311

Local municipalities: www.brunswickcountync.gov/ info/municipalities/

All BSRI closings and delays are posted on the home page of the BSRI website as soon as we are aware of the need to cease operations (updated daily), and WECT is notified to include BSRI on their closing and delayed list. WECT notifies radio stations including Wilmington’s GNI. We are in the process of implementing a mass notification system that will also blast emails or phone messages to all active participants.


BSRI News

By Marilou Smith, PAC

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re you someone who loves a great sale and always shops the clearance rack? When it comes to expensive medications, we often wish we had access to a pharmacy clearance rack or sale. AARP published that Americans spent $457 billion dollars on prescription drugs in 2015. But there are resources available to obtain medications at a discounted cost or FREE! Let’s shop the medication clearance racks. • Did you know BSRI has a Prescription Assistance Program to help you save money on expensive medications? If you are uninsured, underinsured, or fall into the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap, also known as the Medicare “donut hole,” we can help. There are 292 drug assistance programs through manufacturers offering medications at no cost, based on household income. The qualifying incomes vary based on the medication. If you have to make trade-offs between paying for your drugs and food or rent, please call Marilou Smith for an application, available by appointment only, (910) 754-2300, ext. 1206.

 Did you know about prescription assistance through the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy? Eligible beneficiaries who have limited income may qualify for a government program that helps pay for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. Medicare beneficiaries receiving the low-income subsidy (LIS) get assistance in paying for their Part D monthly premium, annual deductible, coinsurance, and copayments. Also, individuals enrolled in the Extra Help program do not have a gap in prescription drug coverage, also known as the Medicare “donut hole.” We have SHIIP counselors available to help you apply. Please call (910) 7542300 for a SHIIP appointment.

• Did you know Walmart has a $4 prescription program? Under the program at Walmart Pharmacies, $4 is the price for up to a 30-day supply of certain covered generic drugs at common dosages.

If you can’t find your medication on the $4 Walmart Prescription Program, try Rx Outreach (1-888-796-1234) or Xubex (1-866-699-8239). Rx Outreach and Xubex are comprehensive mail service pharmacy companies with the mission of being your leading source of affordable medications. • Have you heard about GoodRx? Drug prices vary wildly between pharmacies. GoodRx finds the lowest prices and discounts. They collect and compare prices for every prescription drug at more than 70,000 U.S. pharmacies; they find free coupons to use at the pharmacy, and show the lowest price at each pharmacy near you. You can save up to 80% on your medications. Visit www.goodrx.com. Let’s start 2018 by reducing the anxiety and anger over the high cost of medications. Take advantage of these resources and medication purchasing tips. You can start by speaking with your pharmacist. Pharmacists can advocate and suggest alternatives, including generics where available and appropriate. Now it is up to you to shop wisely and start saving.


Trips Night Alaskan Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas” to include cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and transfers in Seattle. Motor coach transportation to and from airport. Passport required.

March 20 – March 22, 2018 Price: $399 Per Person – Double Occupancy 3 Day/2 Night Package Includes: Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 2 Breakfasts at Your Hotel & 2 Dinners to Include 1 Dinner at The Pirate’s House, Guided Tour of Historic Savannah, Performance at the Savannah Historic Theater, Guided Tour of Historic Jekyll Island, Tour of St. Simon Islands, Visit to Famous River Street, Standard Taxes, Baggage Handling & Meal Gratuities. September 23-28, 2018

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

May 24 – June 1, 2018 Prices start at $ 2199 per person based on double occupancy. Cabins still available! $250 deposit per person to reserve spot, fully refundable until January 15, 2018. 2nd deposit of $500 due October 16, 2017, refundable. Final payment due January 5, 2018 Price is subject to change. Becomes firm with a refundable deposit. 8 Days / 7 Nights Trip Includes: Round-trip Airfare, 1 night hotel accommodation in Seattle. Guided tour of Seattle, 8 Day/7

$2199.00 Per Person – Double Occupancy, $250 deposit due at registration Deadline to RSVP, Cancel & Final payment due May 30, 2018 Your 6 Day/5 Night Trip Colorado Package Includes: Round-Trip Airfare & Motor Coach Transportation in Colorado, 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations with a Hot Breakfast every morning, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations In Denver and 3 Nights in Colorado Springs, Evening Receptions at your Hotel, 3 Wonderful Dinners, 3 Fabulous Lunches, including the Historic Broadmoor, lunch aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Vista Dome Dining Car, and a picnic lunch in Rocky Mount National Park, Tour and Wine Tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Guided Tour of Colorado Springs and Denver, and Visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Standard Taxes, Meal Gratuities & Hotel Baggage Handling. RSVP in person at your local Senior Center. For more information contact Susan Whitley at: 910754-7604 ext. 1060 or swhitley@bsrinc.org Please RSVP for Trips in person at your local Senior Center. All additional payments other than deposits can be paid in installments unless otherwise noted. Special dietary needs or room requests, please notify us at the time of registration. Departure locations vary.


Volunteer

Volunteer for the year! Help BSRI by Partnering with Coastal Race Productions to work the Races!

Oak Island

Sunset Beach

Holden Beach Ocean Isle Beach

BSRI volunteers will help work the four races in Brunswick County this year, and Coastal Race Productions will donate $25 per volunteer back to our organization. This is a fantastic fundraising opportunity and advertising effort to spread awareness. You do not have to be a volunteer for BSRI to sign up to work the races. You may submit your interest in this opportunity to: Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Powell by email (spowell@bsrinc.org). If you are interested in volunteering to work the races but are not a registered BSRI volunteer already, please contact Sarah Powell for more information. We must refer all volunteers interested in order to earn the 25$ per volunteer! I know our group of amazing and dedicated volunteers can accumulate more than 10 volunteers to help put these races together and ultimately give back to our programs for seniors!

Additional ongoing Volunteer Avenues -Creative volunteers needed to help with putting together this newsletter ( Computer Skills required, photo taking skills or writing skills helpful, Publisher experience helpful). -Volunteers needed to help put together video content and marketing efforts for the volunteer program. Call Sarah Powell @ (910) 754-2300aa -


Food

By Mallory Balice Program Specialist

medical conditions will increase your risk of stroke. These include:

ebruary is American Heart Month! The American Heart Association wants to help everyone live longer with a healthy heart. As we all know, your heart is very important and help keeps your body running. There are several ways to give your heart some love, such as being physically active for 30 minutes a day, controlling your cholesterol and high blood pressure by eating the right foods that are low in fat and salt, and if you smoke, it is never too late to quite.

Diet high in fats

Physical Inactivity (that will lead to obesity)

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Heart Disease

Diabetes

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Did you know on average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds?

A stroke is when a clot blocks oxygen and nutrients to the brain and brain cells began to die.

Many lifestyle factors and

You can help prevent a stroke and heart disease by making better lifestyle choices. So take charge of your health this month and start new heart healthy behaviors! And just remember, small steps make a big difference when it comes to heart health.


Black History Month

By Linda Walters

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in Lelanda

e are not connected by our differences, but how we are alike. On a visit to the Brunswick Center at Leland, I had the opportunity to talk with a few members and learn about some of their life connections. Some of these connections encouraged people to stay in the area; others left their home town only to return at a much later date. Connections become memories. Memories guide us

to new paths. To celebrate Black History Month, we compiled the following snapshot of memories.

Nellie Brown Andrews grew up in Navassa. After high school, Andrews relocated to New Jersey, married, had two boys and two girls, and returned here in her senior years. Andrews was one of 10 children, eight girls and two boys, who played games outdoors, rode horses, and sang in the church choir. During the early years, the family would cut their acre of grass with a grass hook or weeding sickle as there was no lawnmower like those available today. “My mom lost her ability to walk, but she never lost her ability to do things,” Andrews said. “Mom would be in the yard, pushing her chair, helping to cut the grass. She was also an excellent seamstress. She used a pedal sewing machine. The children would work the pedals since Mom could not use her legs. The child whose garment she was making would be the one to work the pedals.” Andrews‟s mom taught her children by doing. “She told us, „Don't ever give up. Don't let anything worry you. Worrying makes you old and ugly,‟” Andrews recalled.

Thomas Vernon grew up in Leland. He is the

Photo by Linda Walters

oldest of four children, two brothers and one sister. Vernon's parents were killed in a car accident while the children were still young, so their maternal grandparents moved the children to their farmstead and guided them to adulthood.

Willie Robinson grew up on a farm in Phoenix.

Growing up on a farm, Vernon learned to plow using a mule. He learned to drive at an early age and drove the high school bus at the age of 16. Vernon left Leland to attend North Carolina Central University in Durham, majoring in Business Administration. He chose a career as a certified public accountant and lived in New York. Thomas had planned to stay in New York for two or three years until he received his certification, but he stayed, married, had a son, remarried after his wife died,


Black History Month

The Buzz visited the Brunswick Center at Leland to ask participants about their experiences growing up in the area. Life has changed for all of us, especially for African Americans who grew up with segregation. In celebration of Black History Month, the Buzz brings you a few of their memories. Above are, seated left to right, Pauline Briant, Doretha Counts, and Nellie Brown Andrews; standing, left to right, are Garey Graham, Serlenia Gibbs, and Thomas Vernon.

and became a stepfather to a daughter. In 2014, Vernon returned to live in Leland. Vernon offers this advice for young people today: “Stay in school, obtain an education, and become a member of a church. Church is life-shaping. You connect with positive people, develop skills such as public speaking, and you have a support system.” Vernon is a Deacon at the Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Leland. He volunteers two days a week, driving an extended golf cart to bring patients and visitors from the hospital parking lot to the New Hanover Hospital, since the parking lot is large and a distance from the hospital. Vernon is busy this time of year as he also prepares taxes for others.

Garey Graham is a longtime friend of Thomas Vernon. They went to college together. On this visit, Graham was active helping senior center staff deliver lunch to the tables, but he slowed down long enough to

answer a question about what advice he would offer to today's young people: “Be nice, be kind, go to church, be obedient, and mind your own business,” Graham said.

Willie Robinson grew up on a farm in Phoenix. He is one of six children, three sisters and two brothers. Robinson’s childhood was spent going to school, helping with farm chores, and playing outdoors with his brothers, sisters, and friends. Robinson attended Brunswick County Training School and left North Carolina for New York in1954. He enjoyed a career as an airport transport limousine driver at Newark Liberty International Airport, serving the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania metro area. He delivered airline food as well as driving passengers. After 27 years of experience driving in heavy traffic, all day, every day, North Carolina traffic is easy commuting, he said. MEMORIES, continued on page 12


SHIIP

MEMORIES, continued from page 11

Robinson met several celebrities during his career, including Mickey Rooney. “Mickey was a nice guy, and an accomplished artist,” Robinson said. “I have his autograph. I also met Roy Clark, an American singer and musician, and Norman Sneed, former football quarterback for the New York Giants.” After driving and raising his five children while living in New Jersey, Robinson returned in 1987 to North Carolina. He offers this advice to today’s youth: “Obtain an education and use that knowledge to do things as they should be done. Do the right things and have a strong work ethic.” Life experiences and cherished memories call us back to the place of our childhood. While some may not return to live in their hometown, the lessons learned there and the love shared will always be close to our hearts.


Ash Senior Site Ash Senior Site Virginia Long, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road Ash, NC 28420 Call 910-287-3998 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30-1:30 Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Served at 12 p.m.

In December the Ash Nutrition Site participants sang Christmas Carols with Sandra Tyner and Susan Bowling who are from the Mill Creek Community. Everyone enjoyed the Christmas games they incorporated into the singing.

Activity Calendar February 2018 Tuesday

Thursday 1 10:00am Board Games 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch 12:25pm Sr. Services Presentation by Marilou Smith

6 10:00am Board Games 10:45am Exercise 11:00amTV Game Show 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Speaker: Mike Forte

8 10:00 Board Games 10:30 Bingo 10:45 Exercise 11:00 TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch

13 10:00am Board Games 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch Steve Pass, National Weather Service meteorologist, will give a presentation about weather and spring time disasters. 12:25pm Cornhole games

15 10:00 Board Games 10:45 Exercise 11:00 TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch 12:25 Nutrition Presentation by Mallory Brice

20 10:00am Board Games 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch

22 10:00 Board Games 10:30 Bingo 10:45 Exercise 11:00 TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch

27 10:00am Board Games 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV Game Show 12:00 Lunch 12:25pm Cornhole games

The Ash Annual Christmas Party was held December 19th and was catered by Rich Gass. They were entertained by Santa and Waccamaw School students from the 2nd grades. A drawing was held for the Christmas table decorations.

Waccamaw Elementary School children singing Christmas songs to the Ash participants.


Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site BSRI Nutrition Program

at Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department

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

February 2018

Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site Activity Calendar *Subject to change

Monday

Tuesday

Upcoming and NEW!!

Vagina Monologues Play Sunday, Feb 4th $22 per person, space is limited!!

Gambling Cruise and Buffet Trip Paint By Numbers Class

Thursday

Friday

10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

2 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

1

Card Club Evenings

Call 363-0018 For Details!!

5

6

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

6:15pm – All Levels Zumba

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

13

19 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

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26 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

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9am Card Making

Wednesday

10:30am Spa Day and Lunch 6:15pm – All Levels Zumba

7 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club 14 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch

12:30pm Sweetheart Dance and BINGO

8 10am Mah Jong 11am BSL Garden Club 6pm All Levels Yoga

15 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

10am Brunch and a Movie 6:15pm – All Levels Zumba

6:15pm – All Levels Zumba

28 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

12:30 Ice Cream Social

12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club 16 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

6:30pm Mardi Gras Dance Party & Social

6:30pm Line Dance Club

21 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

9 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch

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10am Shopping at Trader Joe’s

10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

23 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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


The Brunswick Center at Leland Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

8:30

Strength & Core

8:30

Tone & Stretch

10:30 BINGO*

10:00 Painting

10:30 Chair Aerobics

9:30

Rise & Shine Yoga

9:30

Geri-Fit

10:30 Arthritis Exercise

10:00 Geri-Fit

11:00 Crafts

10:30 Jewelry Making

9:30

Line Dancing

11:30 Stretch & Flex

11:00 Arthritis Exercise

10:30 Mystery Activity

10:30 Balance Class

10:00 Painting

10:30 Brain Games

11:30 Strength & Cardio

11:00 Hand Drumming

10:30 Chair Aerobics

11:00 Crafts

11:30 Tai-Chi Fit/Flow*

11:00 Crafts

11:00 Computer Help

11:30 TRX Grp Training*

11:00 Intro Line Dancing

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^

12:30 Walk w/Ease^

(new 6 wks) 1-3

Mah Johngg

1-3

Quilting Class

1:00

11:30a Lunch

12 Lunch

12:30 TRX Overflow*

(new 6 wks)

1:00

Yoga

Sleep Mats

1:30

Walk w/ Ease^

2:00

12 Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^ (new 6wks) 1:00

12:30 Balance & Core 1:30

Oil Painting

Walk w/Ease^ (new 6 wks)

(new 6 wks)

1:30

Yoga

Chair Yoga

2:00

Tabata* (need 8 ppl)

Contributions Always Welcome for Non Fee-Based Activities

Monthly MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 1

5

12 Senior Tar Heel Delegate 12pm

6

Quilting Bee 12p-3p

13

Nutrition Ed 12pm

7

Hand & Foot Card Game 1-3p

14

27

Caregiver Grp 10a Retirement Class 1-3p

15 Retirement Class 1-3p

Retirement Class 1-3p

2

New Activities

New Sign Ups for Walk w/Ease New Well Care Class Curriculum Quilting Class: Mondays in Feb. 1-3p Special Events: 2/12: Senior Tar heel Delegate 2/13: Nutrition Ed Presentation 2/16: Leland Sweetheart Dance

9 Shopping Trip

Rejuvenate Your Retirement Feb. 8 & 13th 1-3p Feb. 15 & 20th 1-3p

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AARP TAX PREPARATION Wednesdays & Thursdays 9a-1p Sweetheart Dance Feb-Apr —Conference Room 5pm Regular Monthly Events

20 19 21 Hired Hands Music Quilting Bee 12p-3p Hand & Foot Monthly Outing Band 10:30a Card Game 1-3p Retirement Class 1-3p

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8

FRIDAY

28 Coups For Troops 9:30a

22 Retirement Class 1-3p

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1st Fridays: Birthday Celebration 2nd Thurs: Caregiver Support Grp 2nd Fridays: Monthly Shopping Trip 3rd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing 1st and 3rd Tuesday: Quilting Bee 3rd Mondays: Hired hands Music group Last Wednesday: Coups For Troops


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

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

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

The Leland Center Motto:

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

More Quilting Opportunities!! In addition to our regular Quilting Bee 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 12p-3p,

New Sign Ups! for Arthritis Foundation’s

We now have a new Quilting Class Mondays in February (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/16) At 1-3p

Walk With Ease Mon, Tues & Thurs at 12:30pm Wednesdays at 1:30

Join this fun class to learn to quilt the Bellawave pattern! Bring Supplies (if you can): 2 Yards of muslin & scrap 100% cotton fabric Scissors

Certified Instructor Dr. Paula DeSilva, Founder and President, Quilts2Heal

Line Dancing!

Geri-Fit:

Wednesdays at 9:30a Fridays at 11a

Wednesdays at 9:30 am & Fridays at 10:00 am

Caregiver Support Group 2nd Thursdays 10am

Materials needed:

Oil Painting with Jeri Thursdays at 1pm

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

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

Workshops Every Tuesday, from 1-3pm We need help flattening, folding, and cutting bags at ANYTIME, so help yourselves to our full shelves of bags in the “Rack Room” (Billiards). We very much appreciate the donations of bags, time, and skill.


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

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

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

AARP TAX PREPARATION Wednesday & Thursdays 9AM –1PM Feb - APRIL!! Upstairs Conference Room

What is TRX?

Calling all Sweethearts!! Join us for our first ever

Sweethearts Dance! Friday, February 16th 5pm-7pm.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement! Join John Ingraham, IAR and Licensed Agent, for this 2-part class on retirement planning. Discussions will include: New Tax Laws and Changes in 2018 Tax Strategies to Protect Your Income & Investments Health and Long-term Care Planning Retirement Planning Strategies Products that Take Advantage of New Tax Laws

Feb. 8, 13, 15, & 20th 1-3p Prior Registration Required. Please Contact Barbara Lott at (910) 754-6921 to RSVP Advisory services through J.W. Cole Advisors, Inc. (JWCA) John Ingraham, LLC and JWC/JWCA are unaffiliated entities.

TRX Total Resistance eXercise, is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

How do I use it? It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s bodyweight to complete the exercises. I’m a senior. Does that mean that I can’t use it? Suspension Exercise can improve functional capacity in older adults, including those whose levels of function are significantly reduced. Of particular interest is lowering fall risk. Over 30% of community-dwelling older adults aged 65 and older fall once a year, and 10%–20% fall twice or more. A fall can lead to bedrest or even death. In fact, falling contributes to 90% of hip fractures in the United States. The risk of falling increases linearly with the number of risk factors present. Some of these factors are conditioning related; they include decreased lower-extremity strength, poor balance, gait impairments, joint mobility limitations, postural problems and poor reaction time. Fortunately, these risk factors are physiological characteristics that may improve with welldesigned exercise interventions that feature an Suspension Exercise system.


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

Activity

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

February 2018

CALENDAR

Monday

Wednesday

Friday 2

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

10:00 am Reading 10:30 am BINGO 12:00 pm Lunch 5 10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

12 10:00 am Reading 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:00 Nutrition with Mallory 12:30 pm Corn Hole Game 19

Donations???

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

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

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

9

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

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

14

16

Happy Valentines Day 10:00 am Reading 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 Adult coloring

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

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

21

23

10:00 am Reading 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 Corn Hole game

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

28

26 10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

7

10:00 am Reading 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 Corn Hole game


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Activity Calendar

FEBRUARY EVERY MONDAY 9am Zumba Gold 10am Yoga w/Kathryn 10:30am Weekly Updates 10am Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Exercise Class Gentle Chair 11am *Stretch and Tone w/ Kathryn ($5) 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/ Dean

Subject to change

EVERY TUESDAY 10am

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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

The Thursday morning Yoga Class has been moved to Monday morning at 10am. Kathryn Stutey is the instructor. Thanks for your patience.

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY 10am

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

6 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Walgreens Presentation 5:30pm Diabetes Self-Management Class

7

12

13 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Mardi Gras Celebration

14

19 Presidents Day

20 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Walgreens Presentation

21 10am Bowling

26

27 10am Caregivers Support Group

28

Valentine’s Day

Located at the Reception Desk

EVERY THURSDAY 10:30am 11:15am Noon 12:30pm 1:15pm

WEDNESDAY

5 12pm Basket Weaving With Zada Mae

Suggestion Box

GeriFit Aerobics Lunch Intro to Microsoft Office Suite Tai Chi w/ Dean

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

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1

GO RED FOR WOMEN DAY GROUND HOG DAY 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 3 10:30am BP Screening by Amedysis Hospice 11am Super Bowl Party

8 11:45am Nutrition Presentation

9 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 4 10:30am Visually Impaired Group Mtg 10:30am BP Screening by Lower Cape Fear Hospice 7pm Blue Grass Band

15 11am Sip n Chat 11:45am Nutrition Presentation

16 11am Chinese New Year Celebration 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 5 10:30am BP Screening by Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1pm Movie Day

22

23 9am –2pm Yard Sale 10am Beginner ComputerClass Wk 6 10:30am BP Screening By Lower Cape Fear Hospice 7pm Blue Grass Band

11am Valentine’s Day Celebration

*Fee Based Classes Noted Above

2


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

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

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

Featured Events . . . Items of Interest AARP will offer tax assistance again this year at Rourk Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays beginning Feb. 5th, 9am-1pm. We’ll offer transportation (if needed) every Tuesday beginning Feb. 6th. Sign up required. Mardi Gras Celebration Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 11am. Put on your bling and your most colorful “haute couture” then slip on them dancin’ shoes and bring yourself on down to the Center to celebrate Mardi Gras! Snacks will be provided. Go Red for Women Day, Friday, Feb. 2nd. One in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year. Celebrate National Wear Red Day with Go Red For Women by wearing something red in support of heart disease awareness.

We’re hosting an indoor fundraising Yard Sale, Friday, Feb. 23rd from 9am to 2pm. If you’re a Shallotte Senior Center member and you participated in our Declutter your Closet; Declutter your Life presentation on Jan. 30th, you’ll get first “dibs” at setting up your table here at the Center. Tables are reserved in the order they are requested. One table per member. Let us know if you’re participating by Feb. 14th. After that date, any Shallotte Senior Center member may ask for a table. There is no charge to sell your items, but we ask that 10% of your sales be donated to the Center to support our senior programs. You’ll be responsible for bringing your items to sell and removing whatever does not sell. Set-up day and time to be determined. Bowling at the Brunswick Bowling Center (Shallotte), Wed., Feb. 21st, 10am. $9 for two games and lunch. Call to sign up. Certified bowling coach available to help.

Valentine’s Day Party Wed., Feb. 14th, 11am. Wear your heart on your sleeve—or hat, or coat, or shoe. It doesn’t matter. Just celebrate with us. We ♥ our seniors!

Chinese New Year Celebration Friday, Feb. 16th, 11am. Folks born in ‘22, ‘34, ‘46, ‘58, ‘70, ‘82, ‘94, 2006 and 2018 are said to share the traits of this Chinese Zodiac animal. Join us in celebrating the Year of the Dog!

Super Bowl Party Friday, Feb 2nd, 11am. Show your athletic prowess and join us for a football toss and other assorted fun! Snacks will be provided. (Caution: eating snacks may or may not help you toss the ball farther)!

Groundhog Day is Friday, Feb. 2nd. This holiday originates with a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog, emerging from its burrow on this day, sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat back into its den and winter will persist for six more weeks. If he does not, due to cloudiness, spring will arrive early. If more winter is predicted, why not enjoy some hot cocoa while you watch the 1993 comedic movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell! Here’s another thought: come visit us at the Center where the weather inside is always perfect! Ongoing Events Weekly Update/ Sip ‘n Chat

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

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

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

Movie Day Fridays at 1pm. Now showing:

2/9 The Notebook Free admission, popcorn and candy. Soft drinks and water available for purchase.

Monthly Quote — In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. Maya Angelou


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

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

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

How Balanced is Your Fitness Plan? Each January, a lot of folks vow to get fit in the coming year. Many people pick one type of exercise, such as weight training or yoga; but, one very important part of any fitness plan is how well the routine is balanced. A well-rounded program addresses these four aspects of fitness in addition, of course, to proper nutrition:    

Sufficient aerobic activity for healthy heart and lungs Good balance to prevent falls Strengthening exercises to stay strong as we age, and Flexibility to help us stay limber

Below are some suggestions* to build a better fitness routine. Check with your doctor before you begin a program.  Include 2.5 hours of moderately-intensive aerobic exercise a week (such as water aerobics, riding a bike, dancing)  Add strength exercises 2 + days a week (lifting weights, using resistance bands, doing push-ups or squats), and  Incorporate stretching into your routine wherever you can (such as yoga or a stretch before and after workouts). At the Center, we offer regular exercise, Geri-Fit exercise, stretch and tone exercise, line dancing, Pilates, Tabata, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Zumba Gold. We have a great workout room with machines and free weights. Check us out and build a healthier you in 2018 with a fitness program that gets results and you can really enjoy doing! *Source: American Council on Exercise; National Institutes of Health; US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Crafty Fridays — 10:30am. Craft schedule is posted at the front desk and in the craft room. Please call toOngoing cancel as soonEvents as you know. Others may be waiting for a space at the table. (Pictures may be representative, subject to change.)

Paint ‘n’ Take, Stylized Heart. Feb. 2nd. $5. All supplies included. Bring a favorite quote if you like to add to the background. (This is a guided painting project for all skill levels.)

“Rock” your Valentine’s world with a unique, handpainted rock! Feb. 9th. $3. Your choice of colors and design. All supplies included, but if you have a “favorite” rock, please bring it. (Tip: rocks with a little “tooth” (roughness) are better to paint on.)

Mini Heart Wreath Door Knob Hanger. Feb. 16th. $4. Please bring one stem of silk roses w/buds (or other flower) in color of your choice. Flowers should not be larger than standard rose size as the wreath is about 6.” All other supplies are included.

Metal-Punched Garden/ Flower Pot Markers. Feb 23rd. $6. Please bring a small, light-duty hammer w/a flat head suitable for tapping nails through aluminum. All other supplies included.

Zada Mae’s Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class, Monday, Feb. 5th, 12pm-3pm, cost $22. All supplies included. Choice of a basket or trivet. No experience necessary. Sign up is Friday before the class. (Picture is one of many Zada Mae baskets found on Amazon.com.)

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

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


Oak Island Senior Site Oak Island Community Center Deanna Eddinger, 102 S E 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 Community Center Director 910-278-3622 0r 278-6552 BSRI Main 910-754-2300 Senior Activity Calendar February 2018 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 1 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

6 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

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

8 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

13 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games

14 10:00 am Social Time 11:30 am

15 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

20 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time 27 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games

Valentine’s Party 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 21 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 28 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

22 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

Clarence C. 2/10 Jocelyn M. 2/22. Mary M. 2/23 Gene Mc. 2/28


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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

7:00 Beach Walk @ Caswell Access **call for details 8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:30 Chicago Bridge 9:30 Boxing 10:30 Gentle Yoga ($) 11:30 Lunch 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 12:30 Easy Crafts 1:00 Silver Paddles 1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:00 Travel Desk 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 2:00 HIIT ($) 6:30 Square Dancing ($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor ($) 9:30 Geri-Fit 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Shanghai Rummy 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 10:45 You Can Do It 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bible Study 12:30 Silver Samurai ($) 12:30 Games 12:30 Jewelry 101 12:45 Afternoon Movie (M) 1:00 Portrait Class ($) 2:00 Ballet and Tap

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

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

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

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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1

2

5 12:30– Presentation

6

7

8

9

12

13

14

15

16

22

23

Party! 12:30pm Please RSVP 19

20

21

26 ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

27

28 Caregiver Support Group 10am


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

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7109

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at 11:a45am

Karaoke Party!!! Thank you so much to Back 40 Entertainment for rescheduling our karaoke party from January, which was cancelled due to inclement weather. Monday, February 26th, 2018 12:30pm Please sign up in the book at the front desk to attend this event. Silk Painting Class

Jewelry Projects for February!

One day only: February 27th 9:00am Please sign up for this class in the book up front.

7th: Aluminum Pendant– Heavy duty pure aluminum is rather new in jewelry supplies. Cut in your choice of shape, hammer, and add charms if you wish. $1.50 Supply Fee 14th: Chain Tassels– Time to pull out that broken chain and we will turn it into a fashionable tassel. You need size 20 wire, scrap chain, and an end cap. You may want to add a big stone to embellish your necklace. $1.00 unless you need an end cap.

Cards, Anyone? Come Join Us! Hand and Foot Canasta Chicago Bridge Shanghai Rummy Pinochle ...and MORE! February Movies– In the Name of Love- Celebrating Black History Month and Valentine’s Day

February 7th– Selma February 14th– When Harry Met Sally February 21st– Loving February 28th– Victoria and Abdul

Fitness Center

Open Daily 8:00am— 4:00pm BOXING– Tuesdays 9:30am The Brunswick Center at Souhport is in need of a speed bag with stand. Donations appreciated!

21st: Enamel on Copper– Cut your copper into an interesting shape, then add enamel for brilliant color and fire in our kiln. $3.00 Supply Fee. 28th: Simple Bead Weaving Bracelet– Even count peyote is fun and easy. Bring size 6 or 8 seed beads (at least the equivalent of 2 tubes, one color or mixed,) a needle and threader or big eye needle, a decorative button and a magnifying lens. $1.50 Supply Fee

A very special thank you to Audie Lowrimore, our Brunswick County Senior Tar Heel Delegate, and Jane Jones, Cape Fear Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging Director, for a wonderful presentation Jan. 22 on the Senior Tar Heel Legislature!


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

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Space is d! limite

Sign up at the front desk to make this amazing microwave bowl cozy!

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at 11:a45am

Tuesday, February 13th– 12:30pm Join us to celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the senior center! We will have masks, beads and musical entertainment. There may even be a few door prizes! Please RSVP for this event at the front desk. February Sewing Project!

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Geri-Fit®

Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am Geri-Fit® is an evidence-based group strength training exercise program for older adults of all senior ages and fitness levels. This tried and proven program helps rebuild strength that's been lost through the aging process. Just show up! No fee!

February 7th– 9am Tanger Outlets, Myrtle Beach

Bible Study Wednesdays at 12:30 or Thursdays at 10:30

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

Mah Jongg Mondays 9:00am And 1:30pm

Easy Crafts!

Want to stay in the loop?

February projects include:

Do you want to receive email or cellphone updates from the Brunswick Center at Southport? If so, please make sure you stop by the front desk and fill out a short information form so you can be included in our email updates, including center closings, class cancellations, and special events coming up at our Southport center. Thank you!

Beginning February 1st Tuesdays and Thursdays Walk-Ins Welcome Every other Saturday by appointment only

Feb. 6th—Bath Bombs Feb. 13th—Valentine’s Day Cards and Bath Salts February 20th— Scrapbooking February 27th— Scrapbooking continued

Newcomers Welcome!


The Brunswick Center at Supply

February

Supply Senior Center Activity Calendar

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

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

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

MONDAY

5

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

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

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

TUESDAY

6

WEDNESDAY

7

19

13 10 AM: Steve Pass, National Weather Service meteorologist, will give a presentation about weather and spring time disasters

14 *NO YOGA TODAY*

20

21 10:30 Blood Pressure Checks by Amedysis

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

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1

2

8

9

9 Weight Loss Challenge Weigh –In

2 Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Group

1 Movie: A Year and Change 12

EVERY FRIDAY

15

16 9 Weight Loss Challenge Weigh –In

11 Hired Hands Band And Valentine Social & Dance

11 Senior Games Presentation

1 Movie: Still Mine 22

23

12 Birthday Celebration

1 Movie: Heaven is Waiting 26

27

9 Rummikub Championship *All regularly scheduled ballroom activities cancelled*

28 9 Shopping Trip 1 Movie: The Note

Attention!!! There will be no Yoga on February 14th for either of Ella’s classes! Chair exercises have been postponed for now. We will resume as soon as possible! Keep an eye out for the announcement! All regularly scheduled ballroom activities will be canceled on Feb.27th for the Rummikub championship.


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

Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

Come out on Valentine’s Day to hear some great tunes and socialize. Grab your sweetheart and spin them around to music by the Hired Hands Band. We will be serving light refreshments as well to celebrate this day of love!

February 14, 11:00 am

Please RSVP by February 7th!

Office Hours: 8am-4pm,

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at Noon

It is time to declutter and get ready to spring clean!! The Center at Supply is having its 1st Annual Indoor Yard Sale ! The Sale will be:

Saturday, March 10, 2018 From 8 am to 12 noon To set up tables to sell items, you must pick up a vendor registration form and pay $15 dollars for your 2 -6’ tables. Spaces are limited. *The proceeds of this yard sale will help the center to purchase a Vinyl cutting machine*

February’s Weight Loss Challenge Tip: Drinking plenty of water is important for weight management and overall health. Not only does it flush out the toxins in out bodies but also helps us stay full. Here are some tips: Sometimes when we feel “hungry”, we are actually thirsty. Try drinking a bottle of water to see if it suppresses your appetite. Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Keep a bottle of water with you always. High protein intake and drinking caffeine may increase your need for water. Try adding any chopped fruit you like to a pitcher of water to add flavor kick to your water. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart pump blood more easily through the blood vessels to our muscles!

Don’t forget to sign up for the Rummikub Championship Tuesday, February 27 at 9:30 am $25 per player Doors open at 9:00 am We will use “The Original Rummikub” rules with three stages. Prizes will be given out to 2nd, 3rd, &4th places and the Competition Title will go to first place at the conclusion. A light breakfast, lunch buffet, and snacks will be served. Proceeds will be split equally between each participating BSRI location. Deadline to register is February 13, 2018


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462

Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7604

Office Hours: 8am-4pm,

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at Noon

February's Featured Movies

We invite you to join us for a presentation

Wednesdays at 1pm Feb 7th: A Year and Change Feb. 14th: Still Mine Feb. 21st: Heaven is Waiting Feb. 28th: The Note

about the North Carolina Senior Games with Joyce Lowrimore! Learn more about the games and have the opportunity to win a prize. February 16 at 11:00 am

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

Alzheimer and Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group January meeting will be at Universal Health Care in Bolivia February 11 at 2 p.m. PLEASE JOIN US!

It’s that time of year again… AARP is offering free assistance with tax preparation. If interested and enough sign up, we will offer transportation to the centers who have preparers. Please sign the interest list at the front desk and we will contact you with the date and time.

For Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. weather related closings, please watch WECT, Channel 6 or listen to FM station 102.7. Thanks!

Drop In Activities Daily 8-4 Join us!

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

February Shopping Trip Hanover Center-Wilmington and Old Tyme Pottery Books a Million, Hobby Lobby, Stein Mart and more! February 28 Van leaves at 9 am

MUST RSVP

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


Town Creek Senior Site Town Creek Senior Site Bldg. 6420 Ocean Hwy Winnabow, NC

Mike Blandino Site Manager Call 910-368-5348

Operating Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12 PM

John Ingraham, LLC First Financial Education Centers

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

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

Activity Calendar February 2018 Subject to change

Tuesday 12:00 Senior Lunch 12:45pm Games

Thursday 1 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub

6 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch 12:45pm Games

8 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch

13 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am YOGA Class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch 12:45pm Games

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

20 10:00am Coffee & Games 10:00am Painting with Paul 11:15am Yoga class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch 12:45pm Games

22 10:00am Coffee & Games 10:00am Painting with Paul 11:15am Yoga class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch 12:45pm Rummikub

27 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am Yoga class 11:45am Announcements 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Nutrition with Mallory

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

Coffee & Games YOGA Class Announcements Lunch Rummikub

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FEBRUARY

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Monday

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

*Menus subject to change* Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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

2 Country Style Steak Green Beans Pears White Rice Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

6 BBQ Chicken Thigh Collard Greens Orange Macaroni and Cheese Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2% 13 Chicken Pot Pie Broccoli Brown Sugar Apples Oatmeal Cookie Biscuit Milk 2%

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

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

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

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

16 Chicken Salad Potato Salad Peaches Wheat Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk 2%

19 Chicken Marsala California Veg Fruit Cocktail Jello Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

20 Stuffed Pepper Casserole Green Beans Tropical Fruit Rice Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

21 Meatloaf w/ Brown Gravy Green Peas Pears Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

15 Hamburger Steak W/ Brown Gravy Okra and Tomatoes Apples White Rice Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2% 22 Diced Turkey Tetrazzini Steamed Spinach Pineapple Coconut Cobbler Egg Noodles Soft Roll Milk

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

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

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

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

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


Obituaries James Arnold Ackerson, 73, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Thursday, December 28, 2017.

Eugene Lacy McKethan, Jr., 79, of Holden Beach, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at home.

Donald Urquhart Oldman, 91, died Friday, December 15, 2017.

Lisa Carol Parker, 55, of Durham (Shallotte), died Friday, December 8, 2017, at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

Kay Anderson Arace, 79, of Sunset Beach, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Greensboro. Gracie L. Baldwin, 92, of Navassa, died Monday, December 18, 2017. Helen O. Bellamy, 81, of Supply, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at home. James Hubert Brannon, Sr., 70, of Ash, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Dennis Byrne, 77, of Southport, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Brookie Conn, 61, of Calabash, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at home. Harold Gray Conrad, 77 of Supply, died Monday, December 11, 2017 in the SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice Brunswick House, Bolivia. Mary Inez Bullard Faircloth, 86, of Autryville, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at home in Southport. Alexander Emil Gabany, Jr., 84, of Southport, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. Susan S. Hancock, 76, of Oak Island, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at SECU Hospice in Bolivia. Annie Belle Hughes, 90, of Ash, died December 14, 2017. Kristin Eve Johnson, 56, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Monday, December 18, 2017 at home. Eugene Edward Karl, 89, of Carolina Shores, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Warren K. Mauney, 80, of Southport, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at SECU Hospice House.

David Warren Powers, 78, of Supply, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, Bolivia. Hilda Hickman Rabon, 88, of Leland, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington. James Edwin “Ed” Robinson, 78, of Ocean Isle Beach, died December 13, 2017. Ernest “Ernie” Siebert Shirley, 91, of Leland, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington. Jack L. Stallings, 85, of Leland, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at home. Donna S. Stalnaker, 83, of Leland, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. Huff Tyler Templeton, 90, of Southport, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. Frances Loretta Thomas, 83, of Oak Island, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. Lacy Franklin Tripp, 84, of Shallotte, died December 14, 2017. Deacon Dannie C. Warren, Sr., 80, of Winnabow, died Friday, December 22, 2017. Ila Deloris Pridgen Wescott, 82, of Bolivia, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 in the Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington. Carl Edgar Wilson, 86, of Ash, died Saturday, December 9, 2017.


Oak Island Marks Valentine’s Day

Participants at Oak Island Senior Site celebrate Valentine’s Day with a party including holiday costumes, decorations, Bingo, and a festive gathering in February 2017. This year’s Valentine’s Day Party at Oak Island is Feb. 14; check the calendars inside for festivities at your own senior center. Shelby

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