Brunswick Senior Buzz October 2019

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By M. René Tarquinio, LBSW Case Manager/SHIIP Co-Coordinator Adapted from Medicare.gov

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ach year, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage for the following year. There are two separate enrollment periods each year:

JANUARY 1–MARCH 31 What can I do? 

If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage), you can switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage).

You can disenroll from your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare. If you choose to do so, you’ll be able to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan during your Initial Enrollment Period, you can change to another Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage) or go back to Original Medicare (with or without drug coverage) within the first 3 months you have Medicare.

OCTOBER 15–DECEMBER 7 What can I do? 

Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.

Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.

Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.

Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.

Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage.

Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan.

Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely.

What can’t I do? 

Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.

Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan if you're in Original Medicare.

Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another if you're in Original Medicare.

If you would like an appointment during Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), please call (910)7542300. Bring your Medicare card and list of prescriptions to the appointment. In addition, if you have already set up a MyMedicare account, you will need to have your username and password. If you do not have an account, one can be made for you during your appointment.


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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

BSRI Administration Staff · Jim Fish, President & CEO · Yvette Gosline, Vice President of Programs & Services · Melody Stephens, Director of Operations · Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator · Anita Langin, Accounting Technician · Jennifer Sherman, Director of Case Management · Eddie Jackson, Technology & Reporting Compliance Administrator · Derissa Gore, Case Management Support · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Glen Hemingway Assistant Operations Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator

· Mallory Balice, Program Specialist · Karen Tierney, Receptionist BSRI Center/Site Staff · Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Courtney Bledsoe, Calabash · Holley Norris, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Carol Caldara, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Mike Blandino, Town Creek · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Jade Robinson, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland

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


Contributors Our October cover photographer Kermit Cox and his wife Suzanne lived in Westfield, Ind. before moving to Southport. Kermit attended the John Herron Art Institute and won numerous photography awards in Indiana. He now pursues fine art photography and leads a photography class at the Brunswick Center at Southport. You can see his work at the Art Shak in Southport and in the Senior Center Gift Shop on Oak Island. Barbara Weber and her husband moved to Calabash in 2010 to be closer to family. A former elementary school teacher who grew up in N.J., she always chose writing as a hobby. When she retired she wrote a monthly column for over 12 years for Connection Magazine in the Pocono Mountains. Barbara loves reading, crossword puzzles, knitting, and spending time with family. Find her senior profile on page 9. Donna Ruth Morgan volunteers with Friends of the Library in Southport and Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes Library Commission, Brunswick County Library Board of Trustees, and the N.C. Friends of the Public Library. She inherited a love of reading and shares that same enjoyment with her four children and three grandchildren. Donna reviews some excellent books for October reading on page 10. Holly Tate is a beach-loving North Carolina transplant who grew up on Long Island and never wants to be too far from the ocean. A self-proclaimed “grammar geek,” Holly recently retired from a career in marketing communications. She loves books, travel, and exploring our beautiful state. Read Holly’s story celebrating Physical Therapy Month on page 12. After retiring from leadership roles in engineering and information technology at a major confectionary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. Beth enjoys reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and writing humaninterest stories. She is also a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Library of Oak Island and Southport. She lives in Southport with her husband and their dog, Betsy. Beth interviews a hurricane expert on page 14. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Plantation in Brunswick County in 2017 after Pat retired as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Pat investigates ways to discourage moles in your yard on page 16.

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ost of us fared well in Hurricane Dorian, with the exception of a few who suffered from tornados. But at press time, more storms and potential storms are lurking in the tropics. So we’d like to remind you of our name, which is part of our mission: Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. We offer all kinds of resources for seniors. For instance, when a storm approaches, we plan for meals for homebound seniors in case the regular Meals on Wheels drivers can’t make it. Many of our staff volunteer with shelters or other emergency services. At the Buzz, we gather contact information for all kinds of services you might need in an emergency, such as power outages or business closings. Save page 12 of our September issue for some of these numbers. On page 8 of this issue, we list local resources that may be of use in the aftermath of a storm. Here you’ll find information about scams, property damage, debris removal, and more. Always check our website, wwwbsrinc.org, for emergency information about BSRI centers and services, or call (910) 754-2300. We are here to serve you during fair weather and foul. We’re here to provide resources for seniors: It’s right in our name. Be careful out there! Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz Buzz@bsrinc.org


Letter from Calabash

Photo by Kermit Cox

Kermit Cox found this seasonal display at All in Bloom Garden Center & Landscapes on Howe Street in Southport. This open-air flower and plant market also carries landscape items. “I like to photograph in these open air farm-type markets in the fall at harvest time “ Cox says. “There’s usually a lot of rich color there.”

Courtney Bledsoe, director of the Brunswick Center at Calabash, spends some outdoor time with her rescue pups Jake and Zeke.

A Senior’s Guide to Pet Adoption

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ctober is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. If adopting a furry friend is something you’ve considered, what better time than now? Owning a pet can enhance your quality of life by offering companionship, daily exercise, purpose, home security, and an active social life. Studies show proven physiological benefits: Just 15 minutes with an animal sets off a chemical reaction in the brain and increases production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. As a result, heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels drop. Pet interactions can also lower cholesterol levels, fight depression, and can even help

protect against heart disease and stroke. But where to start? Are you wondering how you are going to care for a dog as you age? This 3-step guide will help you decide which dog is the best fit for you. Step 1: Determine the Best Physical Match: As you look for a pet, consider your physical abilities. Your companion should fit your lifestyle. If you’re an active person you might consider a medium-large breed dog that enjoys walks, fetch, or swimming in the ocean. If you’re a homebody or living with a LETTER, continued on page 6


Letter from Calabash

BSRI Thrift Stores

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physical disability, a small dog that uses pee pads or a cat may be the best fit. Also consider the age of your future pet. Older dogs and cats are often better for Lisa Conick with Sophia seniors because they are calm, quiet, and require less physical activity. Step 2: Consider the Cost: Before you adopt, be sure that you can financially care for your pet. Depending on the age, health, and breed of dog, you should plan to spend roughly $400 to $800 a year on vet care, food, training, boarding, and supplies. Step 3: Find a Local Shelter: There are several shelters nearby, including Paw’s Place, Kind Keeper, Cat Tails, SOAR, and Brunswick County Animal Services. Pro Tip: Start your search online by visiting shelter websites and social media pages to view stories of pets.

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

I hope this guide has been helpful as you consider bringing an animal into your life. If you want to learn more about pet adoption, visit the Brunswick Center at Calabash on Oct. 2 for a special presentation by Kind Keeper and APS, or stop by our Pet Adoption Day Oct. 25.

Courtney Bledsoe, Director The Brunswick Center at Calabash

10001 Beach Dr. Calabash NEW! 5302 Main Street Shallotte DONATE your extra items to help senior programs and services in Brunswick County! For free pickup, call (910) 712-6458 VOLUNTEER at our thrift stores— it’s fun! Apply online at www.bsrinc.org/volunteers.html

Arnold Doshal with Lucy


BSRI News

Join us for a travel presentation by Collette Tours Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Rd. Call Sarah Powell (910) 880-2777 for more information and to RSVP. 2020 featured travel opportunities that will be presented are Tuscany, Portugal, and South Dakota.

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he local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is hosting a 4 ½ day visit of one of the most iconic airplanes in aviation history, a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner. This aircraft, known as the “Tin Goose,” pioneered airline travel as we know it today. Number 146 of 199 built, and one of only eight still flying , this fully restored airplane tours the country so folks can take a short flight back in time to experience what flight was like at the dawn of commercial aviation, says EAA Chapter President Rich Largent. The aircraft will be conducting short flights at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Oak Island, Nov. 7 through 11. Tickets are $72 online, $77 walkup, and $52 for children 17 and younger. For more information, go to FlyTheFord.org or call (877) 952-5395. Classic cars will be on display each day. The EAA is also hosting a pancake breakfast Nov. 9. On Nov. 11, a pancake breakfast sponsored by Duke Energy is free to veterans. For information about these special events, call (301) 801-3725.

Tickets help the EAA chapter, which funds youth initiatives and supports local civic organizations such as Matthew’s Ministry and other organizations, Largent says.


Resources

By Jennifer Sherman Director of Case Management If you need assistance or have questions in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian (or any storm), it can be confusing. Who’s the right person to call? This list of area agencies and resources may help.

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is reporting a potential FEMA scam in the Carolina Shores area. There are NO FEMA teams in the field at this time. Please call 911 if you suspect someone is falsely representing themselves as FEMA personnel.

Notify insurance company and apply for relief with FEMA, www.fema.gov/.

Toll-free helpline: 1 (866) 219-5262 Help for seniors (60+): 1 (877) 579-7562 Health insurance navigators: 1 (855) 733-3711

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) JC Lyle & Andy Jones (910) 399-7563 JCLyle@warmnc.org & andyjones@warmnc.org Baptist on Mission (NC Baptist Men) Brunswick Baptist Association Jeff Gibby (910) 754-7979 jeff.gibby@aol.com NC Conference United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Melissa Bell 984-365-9084 melissa.bell@nccumc.org

Brunswick Housing Opportunities (BHO) Resea Willis (910) 253-0699 rwillis@bho2020.org

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity Carlo Montagano (910) 454-0007 carlo@bchabitat.org

Brunswick Family Assistance Stephanie Bowen or Charles Jackson 910-754-4766 stephaniebowen.bfa.gmail.com Catholic Charities Emilie Hart 910 251-8130 emilie.hart@raldioc.org

Endeavors Jacqueline Anderson 910 546-7957 jranderson@endeavors.org  Comprehensive recovery plans  Connection to immediate community resources  Individual case management  Recovery estimates and complete repair of the home  Multiple, geographically dispersed disaster case management teams

Hope4NC Crisis Counseling Paula Mooney 910 444-9475 paula.mooney@trilliumnc.org See the BSRI Resource Guide for additional mental health resources.


Senior Profile

By Barbara L. Weber

Before moving to Calabash, Ohio was home. Buckley won an accounting contest that led him to Ohio University as an accounting major with a minor in economics and a spot on the baseball team.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t complete the last half of his senior year due to lack of money. Buckley joined the Air Force. They agreed to pay his final tuition if he extended his enlistment. He finished school while a sergeant-intraining in Texas. At completion, he was assigned to Intelligence and the university sent him his diploma.

Photo by Courtney Bledsoe

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aul Buckley is easily recognized, wearing one of his Korean caps while he lunches with friends at the Brunswick Center at Calabash.

The young Buckley became a “gofer” at Brooks Air Force Base. He says, “Off I went, handcuffed, transporting secret documents to and fro to the Pentagon.” He was cleared for the highest information for the “need to know.” “At that point I was really scared to go to the Crypto Room with the building surrounded by barbed wire fence and guarded by two military police,” he says.

British Zone. They had no password, but Buckley’s Southern accent saved the day. They piled into a loaned British jeep to get back to the U.S. base.

It wasn’t long before Buckley was assigned to classified documents, a different place each day. “One day while visiting,” he says, “I was given a foxhole in Korea by a marine commander as the Chinese were shooting mortars. I grabbed my Thompson machine gun and ran for the foxhole, only to find three Chinese already in the hole. I shot 30 rounds on the enemy. The commander suggested I learn to shoot mortars.”

He was sent next to Northwest Korea to see what the Chinese were up to in the mountains. Assigned a jeep and South Korean driver, Buckley lived on C-rations for nearly three months. Periodically he flew back to Japan for new orders.

Buckley was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and assigned to find a Chinese radar site in N. Korea. He led eight men to a no-man’s-land. The nine slept by day, walking all night. “I got myself my only injury in the war. It was when I walked into a barbed wire fence, hitting my chest in the dark,” Paul says. The group found the radar site, abandoned by the Chinese, then headed home. A map and compass used to cross no-man’s-land failed. They got lost on the wrong side of the mountain, a

Buckley was promoted to captain. He earned many medals and a thank-you letter from South Korea for his war efforts. We, too, are grateful to Paul Buckley for his service. Now Buckley likes writing short stories and enjoys visits from his stepdaughters, Shannon and Shara, his two grandchildren, and his son, Mark. Paul enjoys his big house that he is always adding onto. A special room is one full of 30 teddy bears that his wife collected. Another favorite place is the Calabash Center.


Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan

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elcome our cooler weather by stocking some great reading material. These fascinating (or not so much) books are available at Brunswick County libraries.

Prometheus was vindicated on July 20, 1969 when men landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the Apollo 11 NASA team share life lessons in Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 (2019). Psychology professor and author Richard Wiseman offers eight principles of the “Apollo mindset” and their incorporation into our own lives. Detailed science and engineering, Cold War politics, team dedication, and the shared sense of purpose engendered by the project will inspire and captivate—even fifty years after the fact. Nutshell review: Insightful interviews and stunning images bring the book to life.

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters (2019) is a fascinating memoir by “Joe Willy” Namath, recounting his life from small town boy to famous athlete and beyond. Rather than a straightforward chronology, the author weaves stories from his childhood, college, and NFL football years and his superstar status into a meandering conversation. The history will charm readers, and those who do not follow sports can skip the gridiron strategies and tactics hardcore fans will love. Mr. Namath’s honesty about his shortcomings and delight in his many well-earned accomplishments reveal a humble, genuine man. Nutshell review: Written like a friend sharing memories and confessions. The Silent Patient is hyped as a breakout psychological thriller of 2019. Despite an intriguing Greek mythology tie-in, Alex Michaelides’ sophomoric writing, wandering plot, clichéd characters, choppy chapters, and skewed timelines wore me

down. The psychology is boring textbook jargon rather than organic to the story. The author would be well-served by an editor to address a lack of discipline around the storyline, but even more, needs an ethicist to address his distortion of psychotherapy, his audience manipulation, and disservice to the genre. Nutshell review: The final nail in in the coffin is the cheating conclusion. Bury this book!

Search out budget-friendly used books sold by Friends of the Library (FOL) at Southwest Branch in Ocean Isle, Leland Branch, and Rourke Branch in Shallotte. FOL Southport & Oak Island has a used bookstore in Southport Realty at 727 N. Howe St. in Southport. Shop the monthly sale: Murder, Mystery & Mayhem books half-price on Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon.

“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Healthy Bites

By Mallory Balice Wellness Program Manager

essential fatty acids to improve cellular growth.

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umpkins are everyone’s fall favorite in the month of October. A pumpkin is a type of squash and because it contains seeds, it is technically a fruit. Pumpkins are healthy, nutrientdense, and low in calories and can be used in many healthy dishes. Check out these amazing health benefits from pumpkins:

Pumpkins contain high amounts of Vitamin A that can help fight off infections and boost your immunity. Vitamin A also promotes eye health and may help slow the progression of health diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular

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Pumpkins are heart-healthy. They are high in fiber and Vitamin C.

Pumpkins hold an abundance of water which helps regulate hunger. Also, the seeds in pumpkins contain


To Your Health

Get Moving!

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By Holly Tate

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f you’ve ever had physical or occupational therapy, you can appreciate the effectiveness of these treatments. Physical therapists enhance our quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. October is National Physical Therapy Month, a time to celebrate the physical therapy profession. But don’t celebrate alone! Applaud your favorite physical therapist.

natural beauty and wide range of recreational activities. However, he says, an energetic lifestyle may bring its own challenges, including injuries, mobility issues, or pain. Teens are another key group served by EmergeOrtho, according to Burnett. In addition to treatment for sports-related injuries, he says, teens may require body mechanics

training for postural injuries caused by too much screen time. About 50 percent of patients come to EmergeOrtho via physician referrals following surgery; others seek therapy directly. (In North Carolina, you can typically see a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment without a physician referral.)

This month we share what we’ve learned about the benefits of physical therapy via the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and interviews with two successful practices in our area.

Greg Burnett is director of physical and occupational therapy at EmergeOrtho, which has nine locations in Brunswick and surrounding counties and next year will open three orthopedic urgent care centers and an ambulatory surgical center. While EmergeOrtho cares for people of all ages and abilities, the majority of their patients are active adults. Burnett sees younger retirees, for example, who are drawn to southeastern North Carolina’s

Greg Burnett is director of physical and occupational therapy at EmergeOrtho (www.EmergeOrtho.com), with nine locations in Brunswick and surrounding counties.


To Your Health “Identifying individual goals and managing patient expectations are the first steps in creating a successful treatment plan,” Burnett says. By empowering people to be active participants in their treatment, physical therapists can help patients avoid many health problems in the future.

Physical therapists Brandon Whittington and Maya Ramos-Allen, who are married co-owners of Level Up Physical Therapy (www.LevelUpPT.com) in Calabash, cite patientcentered care and evidence-based treatment as key business tenets. Whittington and Ramos-Allen focus on individualized physical therapy in a private clinic environment. Level Up patients work with the same physical therapist throughout treatment, which provides a quicker response to therapy, more complete recovery, and longer-lasting results, they say. “Building a relationship with the patient is fulfilling and allows us to give our best care. Working one-onone, we can see change in the patient by adjusting the treatment plan,” Ramos-Allen says. An evidence-based practice is central to providing high-quality care, Whittington and Ramos-Allen

Photos by Holly Tate

“Our ultimate goal is to enable you to know what to do if a hurt comes back,” Burnett says. He spreads the word regarding the benefits of physical therapy via speaking engagements for area communities like Brunswick Forest and St. James. Physical therapists Brandon Whittington and Maya Ramos-Allen are married co-owners of Level Up Physical Therapy (www.Level-UpPT.com). The Calabash physical therapists offer patient-centered care and evidence-based treatment.

say. As APTA members, they can incorporate the most current treatments into everyday practice. For example, APTA notes about a third of people over age 65 and almost half of people over age 80 will fall at least once this year— and falling once doubles the chance of falling again. As experienced therapists serving seniors, Whittington and Ramos-Allen have integrated fall risk assessments and balance therapy into their core treatment offerings. These focus on improving patients’ function so they can continue their preferred activities. Level Up Physical Therapy widens their community outreach and commitment to seniors by conducting monthly fall risk assessments at the Brunswick Center at Calabash and offering an interactive fall-prevention presentation quarterly.

Whittington and Ramos-Allen also regularly participate in Brunswick Wellness Coalition’s Walk with a Doc events, which focus on improving overall health via one-hour walks that include questions and answers with a doctor or other health care professional.

Want to keep going with your prescribed workout or exercises once physical therapy is complete? Just visit one of BSRI’s senior centers and take advantage of the exercise machines and equipment, fitness classes, and sports activities. You’ll be glad you did! For more information on the benefits of physical therapy and how to find a physical therapist, visit www.MoveForwardPT.com, the consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Senior Profile

From the Eye of the Hurricane Into the Public Eye Photo by NOAA

By Beth Klahre It was after 11 p.m. when Vicki Wade was awakened by the house alarm in her Miami, Florida home. Her first thought was that someone had intruded. She jolted out of bed to discover her front doors were missing. Only then did she realize that the tropical storm that was all over the news that day had changed directions and intensity. The hurricane was moving toward Miami with fierce wind speeds of 175 mph. It was August 1992. This was Hurricane Andrew, the Category 5 hurricane that destroyed Wade’s home and over 25, 000 others. Wade sheltered in place through seven hours of torrential rain, worrying about her cat, Smokey, who had escaped when the front doors blew open.

influence on the next phases of her life.

Wade received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tampa in 1973 when teaching jobs were scarce. After substitute teaching for one year, Wade became the director of the city of Miami’s day care center program. She opened three centers in the inner city, safe havens for over 135 underprivileged children.

Later, Wade received her master’s degree in public administration from Florida International University. She also earned a degree in fire science and safety. She held various positions including fire inspector and division chief of fire training for the Miami fire department, assistant chief for Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and fire program specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In 2015, Wade

Born and raised in Miami, Wade has experienced many hurricanes and today is considered an emergency expert. Her earliest storm memory is Hurricane Donna in 1963. Wade was an impressionable 12-year-old. “I saw shrimp boats on land in Key Largo. That’s what hit me the most.” And that, perhaps, was a major

Photo by Holly Tate

Wade remembers, “We had no lights. No water. The back of our house was destroyed. The roof imploded. Sad and frightened, we watched our shed disappear as the water rose.”

St. James resident Vicki Wade is an expert on hurricanes. Her interest grew from a life in Miami where she experienced Hurricane Andrew (top) to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.


Senior Profile was hired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for U.S. border patrol, often getting a bird's eye view from a helicopter flying over the Rio Grande Valley and watching armed boats on the Niagara River between Canada and the U.S. border.

In 2016, on a Caribbean vacation cruise, Wade met a group of women. “They were dancing and having a blast and I jumped right in! When they learned I was retiring from DHS, they urged me to look at St. James Plantation where they lived. Soon after the cruise, I visited the Brunswick County community, bought a house, retired, and moved in March 2018.” Looking back, Wade reflects, “I finally see God’s plan for me. I joined the fire department to save lives and educate the public in fire and life safety. I joined FEMA to grant funds for fire department trucks, personal protective gear, tools, fire prevention training and education, and to enable our country to respond quickly to terrorist attacks.”

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Wade continues to give back to her community. She shares her hurricane experiences to help others. Fortunately, Wade’s escapade during Hurricane Andrew ended happily. Her cat returned two days later, creeping cautiously low to the ground, but alive and well, and she moved into a new home nine months later. Wade lives with her husband

In 1977, Wade attended Florida International University where she received a master’s degree in public administration. When this photo was taken in 1980 she was finishing a degree in fire science and safety.

Kenneth who is the retired chief fire marshal, Office of the Architect of the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C. Their combined expertise is extraordinary. Wade enjoys yoga classes at the

Brunswick Center at Southport.

Wade’s writing a screenplay based on her life. We impatiently wait to see it on a nearby stage soon!


In the Garden

By Pat Naughton

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Photo by Stanislaw Szydlo

ontrolling mole mounds can be frustrating. Moles feed on insects, worms, and other invertebrates living in your soil. This time of year they live close to the surface, making an easy meal for moles. As the soil temperature gets colder insects and grubs will go deeper in the soil and the moles will become less active. It may appear by the number of mounds that a large family of moles must be present. Not always! Extensive damage can be caused by one mole, creating up to 150 feet of new tunnel each day. Moles often eat up to 100% of their body weight in worms and insects each day as the travel through a lawn at speeds up to 18 feet per hour. Trying to get rid of insects in the soil by applying pesticides throughout the year to reduce the mole food supply may sound like a good idea but is rarely effective and not recommended. Soil pesticides target specific types of insects like grubs. Moles feed on a variety of insects and on earthworms. Earthworms are beneficial to lawns and gardens. Fortunately most lawn insecticides do not kill earthworms. In some cases reducing the food supply with pesticides will make the moles travel farther in search of insects and result in more damage. What are effective alternatives to pesticides? Here are some proven methods for controlling moles: 

Poison baits such as Talpirid has been found by actual research to be effective. Talpirid looks like earthworms. It is expensive. You can cut the worm bait in half or thirds to save money and it will still be effective. Direct trapping is the most effective means of controlling moles. The mole traps available at home improvement stores are designed to kill moles, similar to a mouse trap. Whether using baits or traps, it is important to locate a main tunnel that moles frequent. To do this, step on all mole mounds, then the following day look for mounds that have been pushed back up. To help conceal the trap, step on the tunnel on both sides of the trap. To help make the yard less attractive to moles, step on all mole hills and reduce watering. Discouragement products that contain castor oil are

widely available and have shown some success. These products come in granules or liquid that is applied with a hose. Start close to the house and treat a band 5 to 10 feet. The following week treat the area again and expand another 5 to 10 feet until the lawn is covered. The goal is to move the moles away from the lawn. Some methods are not proven to be effective: 

Mothballs and mothflakes placed in tunnels are not effective or inconsistent.

Planting a barrier of plants that are toxic such as castor beans, marigold, or caper spurge (Euphorbia latharis) has not been found to be effective.

Vibration and ultrasonic devices emit vibration or sound into the ground to discourage moles. These devices may look nice in the lawn but are not effective.

Smoke cartridges are a Caddyshack technique that may be fun but not effective.

Poison peanuts are not like a mole’s diet of insects, therefore not effective.

Home remedies are often recommended by neighbors. Substances like chewing gum, hair, and pepper are typically touted as doing the trick. Although there is no research to support these claims, if it works for you, go for it.

For more information about controlling moles and voles, visit www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/ and https:// brunswick.ces.ncsu.edu/, where you can post a question via the ‘Ask an Expert’ link.


Ash Senior Site / BSRI News Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar

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

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games

2 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts

3 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

8 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games

9 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts

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

15 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games

16 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts

17 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

22 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games

23 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts

24 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

29 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Games

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

31 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercise 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bing0

Walkers get warmed up to take a Walk with a Doc, a program from Brunswick Wellness Coalition. The walking program brings together residents and health care professionals, and it’s expanding to Shallotte.


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

October 2019 Monday

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

*Subject to change, email or call Sara at 910-363-0276 or sgoodwin@cityofbsl.org* Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

2 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

3 10am Mah Jong 11am Walk Greenfield Lake and lunch at MidTown Deli 6pm All Levels Yoga

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

8 9:30-10:30am Clogging 10:30-1:30pm Leland House Bingo and Lunch 6:30pm Line Dance Club

9 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

10 10am Mah Jong 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

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

14 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Guest Speaker: BSRI Nutritional Talk 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

15 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

16 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

17 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch: Geromes in Shallotte 6pm All Levels Yoga

18 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

21 10am Walking Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

22 9:00 State Fair Trip 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

23 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

24 10am Mah Jong 11am Brown Bag and a Movie 6pm All Levels Yoga

25 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

28 10am Walking Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

29 9:30-10:30am Clogging 4pm The Office Meet & Greet 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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

31 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

Saturday, Oct 5th Fall Clean Up 9am-12pm Meet at the BSLCC Saturday, Oct 12th Walk with a Doc Program 9-10am at the BSLCC *No pre registration is required* 7 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

Trunk or Treat at Spring Lake 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday, Oct 26th Fall Festival BSLCC 4pm-9:30pm Thursday, Oct 31 Trunk or Treat at Spring Lake Park 5:30-7:30pm


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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

OCTOBER DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-4P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 7:45 Country 8:45 Zumba GOLD 7:45 Country 8:00 Tai Chi 7:45 Country Zumba $3 Zumba $3 w/ Dean Zumba $3 9:45 Zumba GOLD8:15 Barre 8:30 Meditation SEATED 8:45 Zumba 9:00 Hoop It Up! $3 9:30 Beginner Barre $3 9:00 TCF Chair 10:30 20/20/20 9:30 BINGO $0.50 9:30 Knitting & Class $6 Crocheting 9:30 Chair Arthritis Beg. 10:30 20/20/20 10:30 Chair Arthritis Adv. 10:00 Gentle Pilates 10:30 Geri-Fit 11:00 TCF Chair Class$6 10:30 Geri-Fit

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

12p Lunch Dulcimer Group ^Bridge Group Ballroom Dance Crafts with Mary ^Beginner Ballroom Dance

12p Lunch 12:45 1:00 1:00 1:00

Line Dancing Walk15 $5 BINGO $0.50 ^Beginner Dulcimer

12p Lunch 12:30 Yoga 12:30 ^Beginner Mah Jongg 1:30 Zumba GOLD $3

12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 12:45 ^Hand & Foot Card Game Lessons 1:00 Mah Jongg Grp 1:00 Chair Yoga

OCTOBER BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY

TUESDAY

1

• Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30 • ^Memory Loss Support Group 2:00 *Today is International Day for Older Persons

7

BSRI Nutrition Class 12:15

8

14 15 Glucose Screenings Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30 11:00 w/ Saber Healthcare

21

* Today is National Check Your Meds Day

28

22

29

• Center Day Trip: Haunted Cotton Exchange Tour & Lunch at The Basics in Wilmington • Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30

WEDNESDAY

2 • ^Chair Caning 12:45 • Kind Keeper No-Kill Animal Rescue & BrunsCo Animal Protective Services Discussion 1:00 9 • Fire Prevention 12:30 • Ready for Winter Wellness, Naturally 1:00 • ^Caregiver Support Group 2:00 16 • ^Chair Caning 12:45 • Diabetes Support Group 1:00

THURSDAY

3

FRIDAY

4

^Pine Needle Basket Weaving 9:00 $22

* Remember that tomorrow is National Do Something Nice Day!

10

Medicare Open Enrollment Chat

w/ BSRI’s SHIIP CoCoordinator, Rene’ 11:30

11 Proper Posture Talk 12:30 w/ Coastal Integrative Health

Writer’s Bloc 1:00

18

17

* Today is National Wear • Pine Needle Basket Something Gaudy Day! Weaving 9:00 $22 Have fun with it and buy • Avoid Fraud w/ something outlandish from Online Banking Talk one of our BSRI Thrift Stores, located in Calabash 12:30 w/ Bank of America and Shallotte

23

24

Lower Cape Fear Hospice

* Reminder: MOW Volunteer Service Meeting Kind Keeper No-Kill Animal 2:30-3:30 Rescue & Bruns Co Animal (MOW Volunteers Only) Protective Services here

Heart Health Presentation 12:30 w/

30

* Today is National Candy Corn Day

• Cinema at the Center

Movie, Popcorn, & Candy Corn after lunch! Fall Risk Assessments 1 PM w/Level Up Physical Therapy

Writer’s Bloc 1:00

31 Birthday Celebration

(After lunch) Sponsored by Kindred at Home & Community Homecare & Hospice

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Costume contest at Lunch

25 PET ADOPTION DAY! 11:00-1:00


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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

We will have a resource table set up at the Sunset at Sunset Community Block Party on October 5th, 10A-5P, so come say hi!

Ready for Winter Wellness, Naturally Wednesday, October 9th, 1:00pm Beth Mincher, Wellness Coach, will be here to talk with you about which essential oils you can use to make adjusting to the winter months a bit easier—naturally. Memory Loss Support Group 1st Tuesday of each month, 2:00pm October’s Topic: Understanding the Aging Brain

7 WEEKS OF SHAG LESSONS! *After Hours Program*

Caregiver Support Group 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:00pm Diabetes Support Group 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:00pm

Tuesdays, September 10-October 22, 5:30PM-8:30PM Contact Instructors John & Katy for more info: jsh66@earthlink.net or Phone: 910-619-8265

October 29th: Center Day Trip!

$18 Tour (Bring extra money for lunch) Lunch at The Basics followed by the Haunted Cotton Exchange Tour in Wilmington: Depart from Center at 12:15A

October 30th: National Candy Corn Day & Cinema at the Center 1P (come watch a spooky movie with us)

October 31st: October Birthday Celebration HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Don’t forget to wear your costume… Contest during lunch (Scariest, Funniest, & Most Creative)

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK Joe Kaczvinsky Jr. and Joe Kaczvinsky Sr. have been coming to the Brunswick Center at Calabash since it first opened, participating in Geri-Fit each week as a team. Joe Sr. is hard of hearing but wanted to continue taking the fitness class, so Joe Jr. made a point to come join him for a bit of assistance! Both say GeriFit is their favorite thing to be a part of at the Center. Father and son moved to North Carolina from Cincinnati, Ohio a little over a year ago but have owned property in the area for approximately 20 years. Joe Sr. worked at Skylab and is known to be quite meticulous. Joe Jr. recently retired after working as a scientist for years. Both men enjoy golf, however, Joe Sr. has traded his clubs for cheering on his favorite team—the New York Yankees. We are so happy to have this dynamic duo staying active at the Center at Calabash!


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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

Memory Pillow Project Facilitated by Mary Timothy, Mondays at 1:00 Bring in a loved one’s shirt, a friend’s loved one’s shirt, or kindly come in to assist in making a pillow for someone else. All are welcome for this special, thoughtful project!

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

Meet Carole Kern Coming from New Jersey, she is new to the Calabash area. She has been doing personal training and group fitness for 10 years. Carole is certified through AFAA as a Group Instructor and through NASM as a Personal Trainer. Her area of expertise is Older Adult Fitness with several specialty certifications. She loves to make a difference in people’s lives and aims for her exercise classes to mimic movements in your every day life. Carole’s goal is to help people remain active and living independently as long as possible. If you’ve been looking for a low impact, multi-muscle, calorie torching, walking-based workout—her class is the one for you! Come out and try the new Walk15 class held each Wednesday at 1:00.

Saturday, October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day

October is National “Adopt a Shelter Dog” Month To honor this special month, we have invited Brunswick County Animal Protective Services and Kind Keeper No-Kill Animal Rescue to come speak with you all on October 2nd at 1 p.m. about ways YOU can help make a difference. If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, donate. If you can’t donate, volunteer. Brunswick County APS and Kind Keeper will be here again on October 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an Adoption Event. Be sure to tell your friends & neighbors! We hope to find fosters or forever homes for as many deserving cats & dogs as possible  ***Also, be sure to check out the Senior ‘s Guide to Pet Adoption ion page 5 of this month’s issue of the Brunswick Senior Buzz! (Written by Center at Calabash Director, Courtney Bledsoe)

It would be ideal if everyone lived their lives doing something kind on a daily basis, but this day serves as a reminder to stop for a moment & do just that! Below are some ideas: ☼ Buy someone a cup of coffee ☼ Volunteer at your local animal shelter ☼ Participate in a fundraiser ☼ Organize a roadside cleanup ☼ Invite someone to dinner ☼ Compliment someone ☼ Hold the door for someone ☼ Take time to listen to someone ☼ Send someone a “Thinking of You” card ☼ Send a soldier a care package ☼ Bake cookies for your neighbor ☼ Tell someone they are doing a great job ☼ Be kind to yourself!


Volunteers

BSRI prepares hot meals out of our senior centers each day. We have a team of volunteers who come in during the morning hours to portion out our meal trays that go in to coolers and out to homebound seniors. If you are local and want to come volunteer your time to help feed homebound seniors we would love to have you on our team. Our meal prep volunteers help to keep the Meals on Wheels program up and running. Without the help of our meal prep and kitchen team we wouldn't be able to get meals out to our home delivered meal team so they can serve the community. We are looking to add to our team of volunteers to meet the growing need at our center in Supply, Shallotte, Calabash.

We are currently facing putting homebound seniors on a waiting list to receive meals, due to the growing need for services. These homebound seniors need your help, they need socialization and a hot meal. Everyone deserves to get a hot meal and human interaction each day. If you think about it, this is a basic human need that most of us get each day. However, some in our community do not get this need met. For those individuals, BSRI’s Meals on Wheels program is a vital part of their lives. You can help us reach people in need by joining our Meal Delivery Team. It only takes a volunteer one to two hours to deliver meals to seven to fourteen seniors in our area. Please help! Text or call Sarah Powell at (910) 880-2777 or fill out a volunteer application on our website.

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


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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Chair Aerobics $-TRX

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

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

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

12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

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

10:30 $-BINGO 10:30 Arthritis Exercise

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

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

11:30a EARLY Lunch

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

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

12:30 Bid Whist 1:00 Oil Painting

1:30

Yoga

October 2019 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY

TUESDAY 1

Birthdays at Lunch 12p 10

11 Flu Shots Poetry Lounge w/ 10:30a Louise 10:30a Caregiver Support Grp 10a Game Day 1-3p

15

21 Hired Hands Music 10-11a Nutrition Ed. 11:30a

4

Hand & Foot 1p

Mo. Outing

14

FRIDAY Sewing Bee 9a

English Tea 10:30a

9

8

THURSDAY 3

2 Bible Study 10:30a Nutrition Ed. 11:30a

7

WEDNESDAY

16 17 Wellness Ed BP Checks Support Grp 10:30a Meet w/Sandy 10:30a Case Mgr, 12p Bible Stdy 10:30a Hand & Foot 1p

18

22 Tech Tuesday 10:30a

25 Music w/ Willie 10-11a

28 29 Mystery Monday Activity w/Jade 10:30a

23

24 Caregiver Support Grp 10a

30 31 Coups for Troops 9:30a Happy Costume Contest Halloween!! 11:00a

Sewing Bee 9a

Game Day 1-3p

Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards 1st Tuesday, 11:30a: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 1st Fridays, Lunch: Mo. Bday Celebration 1st & 3rd Friday, 9a: Sewing Bee 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp 2nd & 4th Friday, 1p: Game Day 3rd Mondays, 10-11a: Hired Hands Music 3rd Weds, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks Liberty Homecare & Hospice 3rd Thursdays, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Last Wednesdays, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Fridays, 10-11a: Music with Willie Special Events & Presentations: 10/2: English Reminiscence Tea 10:30a 10/10: Flu Shots 10a 10/11: Poetry Lounge with Louise 10:30a 10/15: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a Brain Health & Games 10/22: Tech Tuesday 10:30a 10/21: Monthly Nutrition Ed.11:30a: 10/28: Mystery Activity w/ Jade 10:30a 10/30: Halloween Costume Contest 10:30a


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

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

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

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! FLU SHOTS offered Thursday-October 10th By Brunswick County Health Services

Bring your Photo ID & Insurance Card

Wellness Education Support Group Tuesday, 10/15/2019, 10:30am

Wednesday—October 30th, 2019

TECH TUESDAY Smartphone tips & general questions w/ Veronica & Jade

Tuesday, 10/22/19 10:30am

Wear your most spooky, funny or creative costume for a chance to win a prize!

QUARTER AUCTION POSTPONED keep a lookout in the November Buzz for the new date!


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

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

The Leland Larks Sounds of Motown & More!

The Leland Larks presented their Motown Review Audience loving every second, having fun singing along. Members of the Larks love dressing up and supporting one another while making others smile!

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


Oak Island Senior Site 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 Call 910-278-3622 or 278-6552 910-754-2300 for Reservations

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

Patsy Hammonds 10/1 Mary Snead 10/10 Stephanie Stiller 10/12 Ronald Jernigan 10/18 Sam Olson 10/18 Arthur Colborn 10/23 Louis Brummell 10/27

Senior Activity Calendar October 2019 Monday

7 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games 14 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games 21 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games 28 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

1 Tuesday 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games 8 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

(Subject to Change)

2 Wednesday 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 9 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

12-4pm FLU SHOT

3 Thursday 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 10 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 17 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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

16 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 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 Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games 29 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

23 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

24 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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

31 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:30am 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Spooky BINGO


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“ Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.“ Mother Teresa 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Weekly Updates 10:30 Water Aerobics 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:45 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/Dean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contributions Always Welcome

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours

1 5:30 Diabetes Self Management

2

3 12:15 Nutrition With Mallory 12:30 Introduction Windows 10

4 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Checks 12:00 Movie

7 8 9:00 Color Mixing 12:30 Cooking 10:30 Water Aerobics With Tammie 6:00 Homeless Coalition

9

10

11 9:00 Food Pantry 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH 11:00 Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

14 15 16 17 10:30 Water Aerobics 12:30 Essential 9:00 Beginning 11:00 Basket Oils Acrylic 11:00 Sip „n Chat Weaving with Class Course Zada Mae

18 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 11:00 Fire Safety

21 22 10:30 Water Aerobics

23 24 9:00 Beginning Acrylic 10:00 Thrift Store Course Shopping

25 9:00 Food Pantry 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 12:00 Movie

28 29 10:30 Water Aerobics 11:00 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae

30

Birthday Day

31 Halloween Party

THE BRUNSWICK CENTER

AT SHALLOTTE

3620 EXPRESS DRIVE SHALLOTTE, N.C. 10/1 Diabetes Self Management 10/3 Nutrition Presentation 10/3 Introduction to Windows 10 10/7 Custom Colors Class 10/8 Cooking with Tammie 10/8 Homeless Coalition 10/11 Food Pantry 10/11 Medicare Presentation 10/14 Basket Weaving 10/16 Beginning Acrylic Class 10/18 Fire Safety 10/23 Beginning Acrylic Class 10/24 Thrift Stores/Lunch 10/25 Food Pantry 10/28 Basket Weaving 10/31 Halloween Party


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

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

Center Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There will be a presentation by Brunswick County Health Department. The date has yet to be determined.

Rene’ Tarquinio, LBSW BSRI Case Manager/SHIIP Co-Coordinator, will speak on Fri., 10/11, 11am, about the importance of this event. Open enrollment begins Tue., 10/15. Make your appointment with a SHIIP counselor soon!

Synergy Wellness Essential Oils Class Tue., 10/15, 12:30pm. Cooking with Tammie Tue., 10/8, 12:30pm. Learn how to cook food that supports a healthier you and wakes up your taste buds as well as how certain foods may help prevent or mitigate some health concerns. The class is free. Let’s cook!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This month’s workshop: All About Thieves! Sign up required.

Quote

“How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.” Unknown

Halloween Party

Thur., 10/31. Put on your best Halloween costume and join us for a spooky good time!

Road Trip!

Thrift store shopping at BSRI Shallotte and Calabash stores on Thu., 10/14. $3. Don’t forget to wear your best shoppin’ shoes. Lunch on your own. Sign up required.

Exercise classes not your thing? Our spacious Exercise Room sports large screen TVs and some awesome workout equipment. Available any time the center is open (7am-3pm). Get in gear and get fit!

This event evolved from a Day of Unity first observed in Oct.1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic violence involves an intentional pattern of physical, emotional, economic, and other tactics used to instill fear and to coerce intimate partners to act against their own will or best interests. Report suspected domestic violence by calling 911 or BC Social Services at 910-253-2077. Source: joyfulheartfoundation.org

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

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

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


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

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

Center Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crafty Fridays are held the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 9am-11am and 12:30pm-2:30pm. All supplies are included unless noted below and sign up is required. Please call ASAP if you have to cancel—others may be waiting to attend. (Pictures may be representative of projects.) Color Mixing Class, Mon., 10/7, 9am-12pm. Cost $10. Learn to mix your own colors. Supplies included. Sign up required.

10/11, 9am & 12:30pm Paint „n‟ Take “Tree with Swing” $5 acrylic; $2 watercolor (bring your supplies).

10/25, 9am Wine Bottle Scarecrow $7.

10/25, 12:30pm Crocheted Leaf Coaster or Appliqué $4 (Basic crochet skills required).

Zada Mae‟s Pine Needle Basket Weaving classes Mon., 10/14 and 10/28, 11am-2pm. Cost $22. Choice of basket or trivet. All supplies included. Sign up by Friday before class.

Movie Days!

1st and 4th Fridays at 12pm. October 4th, The Secret Life of Pets. 2016 Adventure/Comedy. October 18th, Hocus Pocus. 1993 Fantasy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy.

Beginning Acrylic Course starts Wed., 10/16, 9am-3pm (break for lunch). Cost $30. Sign up and prepayment required. Call the center for more details and materials list which you will need for class. Payment secures your place in the course. Beginning Calligraphy. If you are interested learning calligraphy, please call to let us know. If we have enough people to offer it, we will contact you regarding details.

Monthly Joke

Did you hear about the monster who ate his own house? He was homesick!

Happy crafters in our popular Paint ‘n’ Take class displaying their latest creations: “City Nightscape.” Lookin’ good, folks!

It‟s Oktoberfest month! In Munich, Germany, celebration begins on Sept. 21st and ends on Oct. 6th! (While our dates are less precise, the event is nonetheless fun.) A little trivia about Oktoberfest fashion: the bow that a woman ties on her dirndl (skirt) indicates her “availability.” In short, Bow on the right: The wearer is spoken for. Bow on the left: The wearer is single. Bow in the middle: Relationship status is none of your business! Bow in the back: Widow, waitress or child. Source: www.oktoberfest.de/en


Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: THE BEATLES ACROSS 1. Patsy, e.g. 6. Olden-day aerosol can propellant, acr. 9. Between generations 13. Reduction/oxidation portmanteau 14. ____ Tsu 15. Page or Grable 16. Out in the open 17. Legal org. 18. Often-missed humor 19. *"Nowhere man, the world is at your ____" 21. *"...love was such an easy game ____ ____" 23. *"____ time at all, all you gotta do is call..." 24. *One more than The Beatles 25. 2019, Year of the ____ 28. Shell and its contents 30. Showing on TV 35. Mars, to the Greeks 37. "On a ____" or carefree 39. Rock bottom 40. Asian weight unit 41. Gladiator venue 43. Site of Leaning Tower 44. Zero calorie sweetener 46. Arab ruler 47. Zac Brown Band's 2008 hit 48. Tight-____ 50. H or O in H2O, e.g. 52. ____ the season! 53. Word type 55. Booking photograph 57. *"...take a sad song and make it ____" 60. *"...____, it's been a long cold lonely winter" 64. 2 halves of a diameter 65. Sis' sibling 67. Sign of a saint, pl. 68. Financial backer 69. Summer mo. 70. *"..., but you can ____ how to play the game" 71. Pressure inducer 72. Born, in society pages

73. Synchronizes, for short DOWN 1. Gator's cousin 2. To the left, prefix 3. Footnote word 4. Norman Bates' Mother 5. Opposite of extinct 6. Decked out 7. *Like The Four 8. Raccoon's South American cousin 9. *"...listen to my story all about the ____ who came to stay?" 10. Dwarf buffalo 11. Small and weak 12. Stratego piece S 15. Deliver via Keystone 20. Spiral-horned African antelope 22. Spermatozoa counterpart 24. Supervisor 25. *"Yesterday" star 26. Baghdad resident 27. "Faster!" to a horse 29. *"...and if she's beside me I know I need never ____" 31. Wholly engrossed 32. "The ____," Dostoyevsky's novel 33. One born to Japanese immigrants 34. *"Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona for some California ____" 36. Dueler's blow 38. Opposite of purl 42. Something in the air 45. Dal seed 49. Anonymous John 51. Street artist's masterpiece 54. City-like 56. Sticky 57. Misery cause 58. U2 guitarist 59. Wedding cake part 60. Venetian magistrate 61. A Flock of Seagulls' 1982 hit 62. Narcotics agent 63. Singular of gentes 64. Drake's genre 66. Parisian way

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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

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

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Beginner Jewelry # Afternoon Movie Int./Advanced Jewelry # Fit and Strong

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

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

1:30 2:00

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Technology Workshop Tai Chi Forms $ Chair Yoga $ Hand & Foot Canasta Tai Chi $ Beginner Pickleball Intermediate Pickleball Photography– 2nd and 4th Friday Hand Drumming Advanced Pickleball (ends at 3:30)

*** Calendar subject to change Email Jackie Knott atActivity jknott@bsrinc.org receive regular updates. Monthly Scheduletofor Southport MONDAY

TUESDAY 1

7

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14

15

21

Stroke Support Group 1:00pm

28

Button Art 10:00am $ Parkinson’s Support Group 10:15am

22

29

Brazilian Embroidery$ 10:00am

Brazilian Embroidery$ 10:00am

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

2

3

4

9

10

11

16

17

18

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Caregivers Support Group 10:00am

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24

25

Wellness Fair 10:00am-1:00pm Photography 1:00pm

31 Monthly Drawing 12:00pm

Button Art– October 8th Brazilian Embroidery–

October 15th and 22nd Medicare Open Enrollment

Begins October 15th


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

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

Button Art With Sherry!

5th Annual Crafters Bazaar—Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 23rd to attend this incredible event from 9am-2pm! Limited space is still available for vendors. Claim your 2 tables today for $20 with a Lucky Number Auction donation or $25 without.

$2.00 Material Fee

Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport When: Tuesday, October 8th Room: Craft Room Time: 10:00am

Hot Dog Lunches will be available for $5 each.

*Space is limited. Please sign up at the front desk.

*All proceeds benefit The Brunswick Center at Southport

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

Brazilian Embroidery With Sheila!

Join us for this amazing 2 part class where you will learn the basic stitches for Brazilian Embroidery and create a takehome project. $10 per person, with proceeds going to the Southport center.

Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport When: Tuesdays, October 15th & 22nd Room: Craft Room Time: 10:00am *Space is limited. Please sign up at the front desk.

Jewelry Fun With Pat & Dennis! For Intermediate and Advanced

For Beginners


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

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

To Sheila Grooms for her wonderful donation of a professional physicians scale to the Southport center.  To Sissy and Mike Yeley with Kindred at Home and Community Hospice, for their sponsorship of our ice cream social September 9th. To Rosey Greer Shoudy for her interesting presentation on CBD on September 16th. To everyone who helped make our Fall Into Wellness Fair such a huge success!

Service With a Smile These amazing people are sitting and waiting to deliver some love and delicious food to our homebound participants. Thank you so much to our home delivered meals drivers. We could not do it without you!

We Have a Winner! Many Thanks to Ken & Lynne Geiman for this beautiful Adirondack chair on the left, being modeled by local favorites Butch and Honey Bun. Congratulations to Jim Ross, pictured right, for winning this jewel!

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

Join Judy and friends on Monday mornings at 9am or Monday afternoons at 1pm for Mah Jongg and see what the fun is all about! See calendar for details.


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

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

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

October 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Chair Yoga

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends

9:00

Beginners Yoga

9:30

Rummikub

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 9:30

9:30

Rummikub

9:30

Rummikub

9:30

Rummikub

10:00

Quilting**

10:00 Paper Crafting

10:30 Water Color Painting 11:00 Zumba Gold

11:00

Tai –Chi

10:00 Crochet Class

11:00 Bible Study

10:00 Knitting Group

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends Rummikub

11:00 Tai-Chi

10:00 Wool Rug Hooking 11:00 Pilates

12:00PM Lunch

12:00PM Lunch

12:15

Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong

1:00

Mah-Jongg**

12:30

Line Dancing Intermediate** Beginner Line Dancing**

3:15

Geri-Fit

1:30

12:00PM Lunch 12:45 Seated Tabata

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Crafts, Crafts, Crafts

3:15

Geri-Fit

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Silver Samurai

Monthly Activity Schedule MONDAY

TUESDAY 1

Garden Club 1P 7

Show & Tell 12:30

8

It’s A Dog Day! 10:30A-Noon

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

3 2 Flu Shots by Walgreens 10A-1P Nutrition Class 12P Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5P 9

Hired Hands Band 11A

10

Simple Technology 1P 14

21

15

22

Garden Club 1P

16

17

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5P 23

24

Simple Technology 1P 28

29

30

Fire Safety Day 9A-Noon

4

Diabetes Prevention Program 11A Diabetes Prevention 11A Caregiver Support Group 2P Movie 1P Diabetes Prevention 11A Diabetes Prevention 11A BP Checks 10A

31

FRIDAY

Halloween Party! 10A-1P

11

Breast Cancer Awareness12:30P

18

25

R.E.A.C.H.

Alzheimer’s Education 8:30A-11:45A Celebrating October Birthdays


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

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

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

Fire Safety Day The Supply Volunteer Fire Department

will conduct fire safety demonstrations and offer hands-on instruction on how to properly use ABC class fire extinguishers. Wednesday, October 30th 9A-Noon

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Join Diana Jones to learn more about the latest mammogram testing & equipment and how to detect changes early. Friday, October 11th @ 12:30P

Be in charge of your health. GET READY FOR FLU SEASON! Walgreens is providing flu shots at the Supply Center Wednesday, October 2nd from 10A-1P Please call the Brunswick Center at Supply to register.

Copy of Medicare, Medicaid and or Insurance Card are needed.

It’s Coming! Be Prepared!

Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th René Tarquinio will be at The Supply Center Wednesday, October 9th 12:30 to 1:00P to talk about the ins and outs of Medicare and Medicare D.

IT’S A DOG DAY DOG SHOW! Join the Supply Center As We Bring Awareness to National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month And Support Brunswick County Rescue Groups

The Brunswick Center at Supply is hosting a dog show to support Brunswick County Rescue Groups. We will be hosting a dog show where local pooches can compete for the prize of most fun-loving pal. So come out and vote on your favorite furry friend.

Tuesday, October 15, 10:30-Noon

You are invited to hear from a researcher, an individual living with Alzheimer’s and educators in the field as they share their expertise about Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Event is free and open to the general public Light Refreshments will be served

Voter Registration Drive at Supply Friday, October 25th 8:30A-11:45A Moved Recently? Need to make changes in Registration required to: your voter’s registration? 1(800) 272-3900 or visit alz.org/crf or (910)754-2300 It’s as easy as picking up a form and mailing it. The Brunswick Center At Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road We have them.


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

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

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

Having Fun On The Oak Island History Tour!

Supply Seniors enjoyed a guided tour of the Oak Island Light & Fort Caswell on the Supply DayTrip.

Thank you, Saber Health! You make our monthly BP Checks a success!!

A SPECIAL WORD OF THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS & STAFF FOR THEIR HELP WITH HURRICANE PREPARATION EFFORTS. YOUR HARD WORK WAS A GREAT HELP BRINGING THE CENTER AND OUR PARTICIPANTS SAFELY THROUGH THE STORM.

Supply Center

If you have an interest in wool rug hooking The Coastal Wool Keepers meet Thursday mornings 10:00A at The Brunswick Center At Supply. Please call the Supply Center for information on the necessary tools and materials.

Halloween Party Thursday, Oct. 31@10A -1P Dress as your favorite ghoul and join in a Spooktacular scavenger hunt!


Town Creek Senior Site Town Creek Senior Site

STATE POINT MEDIA PUZZLE ANSWERS Puzzles on page 30

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

Activity Calendar October 2019 Subject to change

Tuesday 1 10:00 11:15 12:00 12:15

8 10:00 11:15 12:00 12:15

Coffee & Games Yoga Lunch Chat with Mallory

Coffee & Games Yoga Lunch Meet with Sandy

Thursday 3 10:00 Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

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

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

17 10:00 Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

22 10:00 Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

24 10:00 Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

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

31 Happy Halloween 10:00 Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” ~Unknown


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

OCTOBER

*Menus subject to change* Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1 Golden baked chicken breast Red skinned mashed potatoes Green salad w/ dressing Soft roll Diced peaches Margarine Milk 2%

2 Pineapple glazed ham Black eye peas Mixed greens Cornbread Banana Milk 2% margarine

3 Pot roast Broccoli Au gratin Mashed potatoes Applesauce Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2 %

4 Herb & parmesan cheese crumbed bake fish Mac & cheese Steamed mixed veggies Wheat roll Margarine Diced pears Milk 2%

7 Cheeseburger Lettuce/tomato Baked beans Potato wedges Mustard/mayo Ketchup Hamburger bun Fruit cocktail Milk 2%

8 White chicken chili Steamed rice Carrots Crackers Banana Milk 2%

10 Beef hotdog Coleslaw Potato salad Hot dog bun Fresh orange Mustard/relish Milk 2%

11 Swiss chicken bake Parslied red potatoes Normandy veg blend Garden salad w/ dressing Apple crisp Wheat roll margarine Milk 2%

14 Chicken tenders Mac and cheese Squash melody Apple Wheat roll Milk 2%

15 Meatballs w/ marinara sauce Whole wheat penne pasta Green salad w/ dressing Buttered peas Mandarin oranges Breadstick Milk 2%

9 Smothered pork chop w/ mushrooms & onions Roasted brussel sprouts Garden salad w/ dressing Applesauce Roll margarine Milk 2% 16 Stuffed chicken cordon bleu Brown rice Mixed steamed veggies Chilled pears Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

17 American chop suey Garlic green beans Sliced carrots Wheat roll margarine Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

18 Turkey divine w/ broccoli Penne pasta Garden salad w/ dressing Roll margarine Tropical fruit Milk 2%

21 Smoked sausage Boiled buttered potatoes Steamed cabbage Pineapple tidbits Cornbread margarine Mustard Milk 2%

22 Santa fe chicken Black beans Spanish rice Diced pears Roll Milk 2%

23 Country style steak Succotash Potato’s au gratin Chilled pears Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

24 Sliced pork w/ gravy Stuffing Mashed potatoes Peas and carrots Wheat roll margarine Pumpkin pie Milk 2%

25 Chicken breast w/ Dijon sauce Confetti brown rice Mixed veggies Mandarin oranges Roll margarine Milk 2%

28 Herbed baked fish over brown rice Peas Tomatoes and Okra Roll margarine Diced pears Milk 2%

29 Baked chicken thigh Ziti w/ tomato sauce Steamed broccoli Breadstick Orange Milk 2%

30 Herbed tenderloin Broccoli Au gratin White rice Applesauce Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2 %

31 Ham and bean casserole Spinach Chocolate chip cookie Cornbread margarine Grape juice Milk 2%


Travel

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

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

Departing May 19 28, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $4,049 Single $4,549 Triple $4,019 Collette Tours Call for more info: 800-581-8942 Booking # 969954

Discover South Dakota Departing Sept. 23 October 1, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $3,399 Single $3,849 Triple $3,369 Collette Tours Call 800-851-8942 Booking# 969927

Sunny Portugal Departing July 17 - 23, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $2,599 Single $3,199 Triple $2,569 Collette Tours Call for more info: 800-851-8942 (Booking #969968)

Explore Tuscany

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


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