Brunswick Senior Buzz September 2019

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

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

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

Contributors Cover photographer Irene Dowdy has enjoyed photography as a hobby for more than 20 years. Her special interests lie in landscape, nature, wildlife, macro and digital art photography. She has had images published in WECT calendars and the Brunswick Beacon calendar. She is a charter member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and has won numerous awards. Irene also enjoys golf and the tranquility of Ocean Isle Beach. 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. This month, Donna reviews books by area authors on page 15. Joan Leotta has been playing with words on page and stage since childhood in Pittsburgh. Her poetry and essays appear in many publications. Her four historical fiction novels feature strong women in times of U.S. wars, and her poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released. Joan provides tips for stocking your pantry for a power outage on page 12. 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. See Holly’s story (and cat) on page 13. 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. On page 16, Pat tries out apps for identifying plants. Eddie Jackson is the ever-pleasant Technology and Reporting Compliance Administrator for BSRI. Eddie maintains about 70 computers at the BSRI senior centers, administration offices, both thrift stores, and two senior nutrition sites. Eddie grew up on pristine St. Simons Island, Ga. He moved to Wilmington in 1965 and married his wife Bobbie in 1968. They have two daughters, a son and a grandson. He has lived in Southport for the past 10 years. Eddie has kindly added to the BSRI website two years of back issues of the Buzz. Find these links at


eptember may be the prettiest month in Brunswick County, with moderating heat, a warm ocean, and a little fall color. But in September, we also keep a weather eye out for hurricanes. Last year, Hurricane Florence brought fear and devastation to much of our area. We’re having a dry year and we hope that will continue. But if a storm approaches, be prepared. We have some prep suggestions for you on pages 12 and 13. Read about how to plan for your pets in a storm and get some tips on stocking the pantry in case you lose power. And we have a list of phone numbers and websites where you can find information about what’s open and where to get help should you need it. We have a lot of news in this issue, too. On pages 7 and 8, learn about new staff, interns, and programs. Check out special items from our new Shallotte thrift store on page 9. Keep up with the Senior Tar Heel Legislature and find some news for artists on page 10. This month’s book reviews on page 15 are all about local authors. Our favorite Master Gardener names his top picks for plant ID apps on page 16. On our back cover is a special antiques event Sept. 7 that benefits our Supply Center. Get out and enjoy September and find out what those special heirlooms are worth! Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz

Letter from Southport

Photo By Irene Dowdy

Brunswick County stays pretty green year round, but there are hallmarks of color that let us know it’s fall. Cover photographer Irene Dowdy spotted this Virginia creeper on the golf course at Brick Landing in Shallotte. “It happened to catch my eye on hole number 7,” she says.

Melissa Catlett, director of the Brunswick Center at Southport, joins musician Mike Haase of Mike’s garage band in encouraging an end to mass shootings.

Music to End Violence


appy September and welcome, fall! The Southport Center is always buzzing with activity and fall will bring even more our way. Music is always one of my favorite things to have here, for many different reasons. People connect through music and it seems to bring us all together. The live music scene is very popular throughout Brunswick County, with many options for going out to listen. You may have heard of a local band called Mike’s Garage Band. I certainly have, and feel quite fortunate that the band’s founder, Mike Haase, frequents the Southport center. Mike often stops by my office to play music he has written for me. It always makes my day better and puts a smile on my face.

Tuesday, August 5 was one of those days. He stopped by Assistant Director Jackie Knott’s office to play a tune for us on his phone, one that he had written. Listening to the words, I was speechless. It is called “Let’s All Stop the Violence,” and was the perfect song of peace right on the heels of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio the prior weekend. The words are poignant and earnest, and what Jackie and I needed to hear. It was that moment when I realized I would like to share Mike’s words with you. So without further ado:

©Mike Haase Let’s all stop the violence The suffering and the pain Innocence is almost gone LETTER, continued on page 6

Letter from Southport

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LETTER, continued on page 6

The world's going insane Now's the time to draw the line We won't take any more We’ve got to make the killings stop It's peace we must restore Let's all stop the violence Live like we did before Playing , laughing, and having fun The bad things we'd ignore Now we've got to watch ourselves No matter where we go Stand up and be counted Let’s make strong laws that show Let's all stop the violence Life is a precious thing One day it's just the news But then the doorbell rings Violence happens everywhere Big cities and small towns We must work together Don't let our families down

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

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

Unfortunately, I do not have the answers, but I think Mike is onto something. Perhaps if we all make the effort to practice kindness in our daily lives, others will follow suit. Today seems like a great day to make that change. Maybe work on strengthening those things that connect us—things like family, friends, and community. Only love can conquer hate, so I will be sending my love out to you, in the hopes that you will pay it forward. Enjoy fall and the wonder it brings. Thanks for sharing your song with us, Mike. May peace be with all of you.

Melissa Catlett Director, Brunswick Center at Southport

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~Jim Fiebig


coal camps of West Virginia, my grandmother and her family had to make things stretch just to survive. I am so fortunate to have spent so much time with my grandmother.”

Sherry Lucero is the new case manager in Southport. She has a master's degree in social work and has been serving seniors, children, families, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities for almost 20 years. “I enjoy working with seniors because they have such a rich and wonderful history,” Lucero says. “Many of them were out living and doing things that I read about in school. I love it when they are willing to share their stories with me.” Lucero spent a lot of time with her grandmother growing up and enjoyed listening to stories while learning skills and family traditions that had been passed on

through generations like sewing, gardening, and canning. “Growing up in poverty in the

Sherry previously worked as a social services director at a senior center in W.V. She recognizes that while the culture is different there, many of the issues and needs of seniors are very similar. “I would like to thank all of the staff and participants that I have met at all of the BSRI sites and facilities for making me feel so welcome. BSRI does so many great things for the seniors and families in our community. I feel privileged to be just a small part of it.”


I am a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I majored in Public Health with concentrations in PreClinical and Community Health Education. I also earned minors in Biology and Nonprofit Management. I have been a Certified Nursing Assistant for five years, currently at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, and I love what I do. I’m interning at BSRI under Jennifer Sherman, Director of Case Management. One of my projects here at BSRI is a Homebound Wellness program. I created a survey for all Meals on Wheels recipients to gauge interest in different aspects of the program. One part of the program

will include a PhonePal, a volunteer who will call participants to check in and build social relations. Another part of the program is a library book system. Each senior center has a library of donated books. Many homebound participants have expressed interest in receiving books in their favorite genre. Our volunteers will disperse them through Meals on Wheels routes. The last piece of the Wellness program is physical activity. Some of the most popular exercise classes at BSRI will be recorded and uploaded for homebound clients to use. I will also create a printed

I am a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington majoring in Psychology and minoring in Theatre. I am interning through the SECU Public Fellows program and working under Jennifer Sherman, Director of Case Management. In my free time, I enjoy spending time at the beach and traveling when I can. I am so happy to be at BSRI this summer!

exercise guide for those without internet access or those who need adapted exercises. I am very excited to increase the social, mental, and physical health of Brunswick County seniors!

Listening to music provides many benefits. Studies show that music can help people with dementia recall memories, soothe agitation, and reduce the physical effects of stress. Music has other therapeutic benefits. Go to the Alive Inside website,, to read about music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a sense of self to those who have dementia.

BSRI has Alive Inside All-In-One MP3 headphones available for participants to use at the five senior centers. The MP3 headphones have pre-loaded playlists that include favorites from the 40s and 50s, gospel, and show tunes.

Headphones are also available to participants of the BSRI’s Caregiver Support Groups and clients of the Family Caregiver Support Program.

On these All-in-One headphones, two people can listen to music at the same time just by plugging in a pair of earbuds to the headphones. You can share the experience with a friend or loved one while relaxing in our quiet areas.

Please take advantage of these MP3 headphones and enjoy the benefits of listening to music. See the front desk staff to check out a headphone. Each set is color-coded by the genre of the playlist; hit play, relax or dance, and repeat.

Thrift Store Throwback

These Thrift Store Finds Take Us Way Back By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager


his month we feature a couple items that recently came into our new Shallotte Thrift Store. These are certain to take you way, way back to the early parts of the last century! Pictured at right are an antique cornhusker and a steamer trunk. They were both donated to us by a lady who used to have her own antique business. The cornhusker is in great shape and is available for $199. It’s a great example of primitive Americana and provides a glimpse of how farmers used to process their corn before bringing it to market. The steamer trunk is in good shape and is available for $99. It was made by Mendel Wardrobe in Cincinnati, Ohio and has a bit of an interesting story behind it. As was the practice at the time, the owner of the trunk painted their initials ( J.A.R.) and their home town ( Mauch Chunk, Pa.) on the trunk.

Thorpe's widow agreed to have him buried there if the town were renamed for her husband, and the rest is history.

We did a little research into the town of Mauch Chunk and discovered that it was founded in 1818 and is located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The name Mauch Chunk is from the Lenni Lenape Native American language and means “Mountain of the Sleeping Bear.” We also learned that Mauch Chunk was the birthplace of the famous Native American and Gold Medal Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe. In fact, in 1954 the town changed its name to Jim Thorpe, Pa. to honor its native son. Rumor has it that

These two items attest to the fact that you just never know what you’re going to find at BSRI's Thrift Stores in Calabash and now in Shallotte.

The grand opening at the new Shallotte store was a sweet success! Thank you to everyone who came out, and we hope to see you all again soon.


STHL Summer Meeting in Raleigh The Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) met June 26 and 27 in Raleigh. Members listened to presentations of interest to older adults and interacted with experts in the field of aging. Speakers included Karen Brinson Bell, Executive Director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, who presented information about voting in North Carolina. Joyce Massey-Smith, Director of the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services, updated members on current legislation and activity at the General Assembly, as well as progress on the state’s Aging Plan. Bill Lamb, Executive Director with Friends of Residents in Long Term Care, shared information about his group’s efforts to increase the personal needs allowance for adult care home residents. Dr. Mary Anne Salmon, with UNC CARES, discussed the benefits of senior center participation for adults and the need for additional funding. Rebecca Freeman, with the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services, described the benefits of senior centers in combatting social isolation. Dr. Ed Rosenberg, a sociology professor at Appalachian State University, shared his thoughts about the field of aging and his impending retirement. The group also heard from Misty Piekaar-McWilliams, JD, an attorney with the Division of Aging and Adult Services, who shared information about critical legal documents and terms.

Audie Lowrimore is Brunswick County Delegate to the N.C. Senior Tar Heel Legislature.

Members of the STHL continue to advocate for the STHL’s top five priorities, which are: 1. Increase funding for North Carolina Home and Community Care Block Grant. 2. Maintain and increase funding for senior centers. 3. Increase funding for Project CARE (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty). 4. Strengthen and fund North Carolina’s Adult Protective Program (APS). 5. Improve staff-to-patient ratios in nursing homes. The North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature promotes citizen involvement and advocacy concerning aging issues in the State by convening a forum modeled after the North Carolina General Assembly. For more information, please visit us on Facebook or go to

Healthy Bites

By Lydia Arnold, Student Intern September is Whole Grains Month. Whole grains are delicious and good for you! As we age, our risk for chronic disease increases. However, those who consume whole grains as a part of their diet reduce that risk. Why are whole grains better for us than refined grains? When grains are refined, dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins are removed. Eating whole grains is also a great way to boost your intake of calcium and magnesium. Examples of whole grains are oatmeal, quinoa, brown rice, and whole grain pastas. Here are some easy tips to help you consume the whole grains you need in your diet to achieve optimal health: 

Choose whole wheat crackers

for a snack.

Substitute quinoa for white rice.

Buy whole-grain pastas, breads, etc.

Try adding flaxseed to your morning oatmeal.

Hurricane Preparedness

By Shelagh Clancy and Holly Tate


urricanes and tropical storms may cause power outages and dangerous driving conditions. BSRI wants our participants, volunteers, and staff to be safe, so we will shut down during hazardous weather. Here’s how to find out what’s going on during a storm:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can help you prepare for a weather emergency. FEMA’s free mobile app provides weather warnings and alerts and the location of shelters in the area. The app is available at the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Find more information at Disaster preparedness information is also available at, the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

BSRI’s mass notification system will blast emails or phone messages to all active participants, notifying you of closings. Sign up at your senior center. 

Check the BSRI Homepage at

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

will deliver shelf-stable or frozen meals in advance when possible.

If you have trouble with health or transportation during severe winter weather, these may provide assistance: 

Emergency: 911

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

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC): 1-800842-5871 or 910-754-4391

BEMC Outage Reports: 1-800-682-5309

Atlantic Telephone: 910-754-4311

Local municipalities: http:// info/municipalities/

Check the WECT website list of business closures.

Meals on Wheels (MOW) participants will receive a notification as long as we have your phone number and you do not choose to unsubscribe. MOW clients may also check WECT or GNI or the BSRI website ( for updates. If we expect bad weather, MOW

Hurricane Preparedness

By Holly Tate


hen you’re creating a personal hurricane preparedness plan, include your pets, too. After all, they’re family!

to microchip and enroll your pet in a recovery database. If you must evacuate, take your pet with you in a sturdy, safe, comfortable crate or carrier large enough for your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down. Take the kit as well as your pet’s bedding, toys, and any necessary sanitary supplies such as cat litter and litter box, newspapers, paper towels, and plastic trash bags.

FEMA suggests creating two pet emergency supply kits. In one, put everything your pet will need to shelter in place. The second kit should be a portable version you can take Photo by Holly Tate with you if you and your pet Dogs and cats were must leave. The kits should accepted at all three contain at least three days’ Daisy Tate readies for evacuation during Hurricane Brunswick County shelters Florence. Prepare in advance for your pet’s shelter and supply of your pet’s food and care during an emergency. during Florence, but at first water in an airtight, waterproof only one shelter was dog- and container. Include an extra supply cat-friendly, and the other two were designated a few days of your pet’s regular medicines. Add copies of your pet’s later. In case your pet is not allowed inside a public registration information and medical records such as a shelter, secure other lodging in advance. Other options rabies certificate in a waterproof envelope. are a boarding facility such as a kennel or veterinary hospital, or ask family or friends to host you and your pet. Your pet should wear a collar with their identification and rabies tag at all times. You may want

Verify pet policy n advance at pet-friendly hotels, including Best Western, Drury Inn, Hilton, Kimpton, Loews, Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, and others.


Stay Connected A volunteer story by Robert Burgess, BSRI Volunteer Rita and I moved to the Leland area nearly three years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio. Like others who retire to the Wilmington/Leland area, we feel very fortunate to be part of a community where we can take advantage of the varied social, cultural, and volunteer opportunities. While living in Cincinnati, Rita was a business management consultant and marketing manager. Her responsibilities included working closely with business clients to help improve their manufacturing processes and financial procedures. I was a self-employed sales engineer, specializing in technical sales related to the automotive, aerospace, and agricultural industries. During our working years, like many, finding the time to both work and volunteer always seemed to be a challenge. However, once retired, we both agreed that we would make the effort to become actively involved as community volunteers. Rita is currently volunteering at the Senior Center in Leland, working at the front desk as well as participating in various special projects. Rita also earned her Extension Master Gardener certification last year and is a volunteer and current board member with the New Hanover County Master Gardener Volunteer Association. I am a SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) volunteer, volunteering at the Leland Senior Center. SHIIP volunteers assist individuals new to Medicare and helps those who may have specific Medicare-related questions. Counseling offices are located at the Senior Resource Centers located throughout Brunswick County including Leland, Shallotte, Southport, Supply, and Calabash. I encourage anyone who needs help navigating Medicare to take full advantage of this program BSRI offers by calling (910) 754-2300 to make an appointment.

Rita and I genuinely value the opportunity to volunteer within Brunswick County through BSRI and encourage anyone interested in volunteering to explore the variety of possibilities. The people we meet through volunteering continually reminds us of our great community. Volunteering also allows us to continue using the skills learned during our working years. Additionally, volunteering keeps us connected to our community. Feel free to stop by the one of the BSRI senior centers to see how you may be able to lend a hand. See you around the neighborhood, Bob and Rita Burgess. Volunteers are currently needed in the following areas:  Meals on Wheels Supply area ( 10 am– 12pm) once a week. Shallotte Thrift Store - Flexible schedules and multiple different roles are available at this new store! Meals on Wheels substitute drivers in Leland, Shallotte, Calabash and Supply Apply online at www. or email

Read All About it


rea authors conjure up stories or share true-life tales this month. Meet some interesting authors or learn about our area’s history by picking up one of these books by area seniors, either at your favorite local bookstore or at Brunswick County Libraries. (910) 622-1036

Coastal retiree Henry Hack’s police procedurals are based on his career in Nassau County, NY. The Marsh Mallows (2019) is fashioned after the unsolved Giglo Beach, Long Island serial killings. The novel opens with a rather shocking scenario involving dubious police actions prior to Detective Danny Boyland getting caught up in “the crime of the century… well, maybe the crime of the decade” with a scream in the dark. Moving from NY to NC’s Shallotte-Ocean Isle area, multiple bodies and a slowly-

tightening circle of suspects create suspense throughout. Characters are well-written and loose ends are tied up neatly for the reader. Nutshell Review: This book, fifth in a series, is an excellent stand-alone. N.C. native Larry Modlin shares stories as a deckhand on the MV Southport’s crossings to Fort Fisher. His 2018 Cape Fear Ferry Tales is laugh-outloud funny. From his youth in Eastern N.C. to his days pointing out sights such as the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal, the “long pier,” and the lighthouses as seen from the ferry, Mr. Modlin’s conversational style of writing charms and delights, especially the characters (passengers) who create a wake of their own. Nutshell Review: A light, easy-afternoon read, perfect with a cold brew or glass of iced tea during the dog days of summer.


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Brunswick County surgeon Thomas Kelso combines medical knowledge with military action in Fractured (2018). Imagine bones healing in days rather than months! Futuristic (yet intriguingly plausible) science mixes with special forces combat, corporate conspiracy and some awkwardly-inserted romance. Despite a bit of disconnect and a few anomalies in action, the plot holds together in this author’s first book. Nutshell Review: Poor editing distracted but was redeemed by the book’s North Carolina coastal flavor.

You can purchase the latest books for $1 or less at Friends of the Library used books sales while supporting our local libraries. FOL Southport & Oak Island’s used bookstore is open in Southport Realty at 727 N. Howe Street and has its monthly sale from 9 a/m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28. Rourke Reading Room in Shallotte and the Leland and Southeast (Ocean Isle) branches offer you inside-the-library book sales during library hours.

In the Garden

By Pat Naughton The most common question Master Gardeners are asked is, “What is this plant?”

LEFT: “Picture This” is one of the apps that helps identify unfamiliar garden plants. It’s free for iPhone and Android; a subscription version is available too.

Plant identification is an art and science. The North Carolina State Extension Service offers a six-week course just on this topic.

I tried each of these on five plants in the botanical gardens. See the chart below for the results.

Fortunately, there are some free apps that Master Gardeners use to get an idea of what the plant is. I tried some of these out in the Master Gardener Botanical Gardens.

A favorite app among Master Gardeners that work in the gardens is “PictureThis.” The app is free but you can subscribe for less than $3 a month for better accuracy. It does allow ten free IDs. The app works by taking a picture or loading a previous picture, then moving the picture to a certain area of the plant such as a flower. “Plantnet” is free and does not have a premium subscription. It works much the same way but allows others around the world to comment and help you identify the plant. Start by selecting your country, then select a picture or take one. Next, select the part of the plant to focus on: leaf, flower, fruit, bark, habit, or other. It then provides a list and pictures of plants to compare to. It does not allow moving the picture or zooming in so it is best to edit the picture before loading it.

In general, all apps have some limitations. PictureThis identified two of the plants exactly and came close on the other three. The downside of this app is the limitation on free identifications. The other two apps may be a better option if you want to identify more than 10 plants. Another option is to bring a cutting of plant to the Brunswick County Extension office at 25 Referendum Dr., Bolivia.

“PlantSnap” allows 10 IDs per day free and has option for a premium subscription for unlimited IDs. It allows zooming in on a picture and sending the picture to be identified.

For more information about plant identification, visit https://, where you can post a question and upload a picture of the plant via the „Ask an Expert‟ link.

PLANT Swamp Sunflower

PICTURETHIS Black Eyed Susan

PLANTNET Orange coneflower

PLANTSNAP Black Eyed Susan

Indian Blanket Flower Carolina Phlox



Downy phlox

Moss phlox

Blanket flower (very close) Yreka phlox

Purple Coneflower


Limelight Hydrangea

Wild hydrangea

Blacksamson echinacea Panicled hydrangea

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Yes Panicled hydrangea

Ash Senior Site Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar

Calendar is subject to change Victoria Hine, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road, Ash, NC 29420 Call 910-754-2300 Ext. 1053 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Lunch Served at noon




3 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 1:00 Puzzles

4 09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

5 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

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

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

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

17 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

18 09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

19 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

24 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

25 09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

26 9:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

Photos by Vikki Hine

Who says it doesn't take several minds to put together a 1000-piece puzzle? Just ask Ruby Frink, Beverly Carte, Samuel Bowens, and Henry Carte.

Elfleta Carlyle, Norbit Carlyle, and Henry Carte enjoy relaxing and discussing current events taking place in Ash.

HOW TO HAVE A BEACH BODY 1. Have a body. 2. Go to the beach.

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

September 2019 Monday

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

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




3 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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

5 10am Mah Jong 8:30am-6pm Tryon Palace in New Bern 6pm All Levels Yoga

6 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

9 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

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

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

12 10am Mah Jong 10:30-1:30pm Leland House Bingo and Lunch 6pm All Levels Yoga

13 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

16 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

17 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

18 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

19 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch: Farmhouse Kitchen in Leland 6pm All Levels Yoga

20 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

23 10am Walking Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

24 9:30-10:30am Clogging 4pm The Office Meet & Greet 6:30pm Line Dance Club

25 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

26 10am Mah Jong 11am Brown Bag and a Movie 6pm All Levels Yoga

27 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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

Concerts at the Lake


Community Center Closed

9/1 Jim Ferris Trio 9/8 Carolina Line Bluegrass 9/15 Cat 4 9/23 Maxwell Snyder 9/29 Parrot Party

All concerts are held at Spring Lake Park from 4pm-6pm and are FREE!!

Saturday, Sept. 14th Walk with a Doc Monthly Program 9:00am-10:00am **Hosted at BSL Community Center No Pre-Registration necessary**

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






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 Zumba $3




TCF Chair Class $6


Zumba GOLD

Zumba GOLD- 8:15 SEATED 9:30 10:30 20/20/20 9:30 9:45

Country Zumba $3 Barre Beginner Barre $3 Chair Arthritis Beg.


Tai Chi w/ Dean $5


Country Zumba $3




Hoop It Up! $3


BINGO $0.50


Knitting & Crocheting

10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Chair Arthritis Adv. 11:00 TCF Chair Class$6 10:30 20/20/20

10:00 Gentle Pilates 10:30 Geri-Fit 1:00 1:00 1:00 2:00


12p Lunch 12p Lunch Dulcimer Group 12:45 Line Dancing ^Bridge Group 1:00 BINGO $0.50 Ballroom Dance 1:00 ^Beginner ^Beginner Dulcimer Ballroom Dance

12p Lunch 12:30 Yoga 1:30 Zumba GOLD $3

10:30 Geri-Fit

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





5 3 4 Headaches & Root • Proper Posture Talk • BP Checks 11:00 By Community Home Care Causes at 12:15 at 12:15 w/ Coastal HAPPY LABOR DAY! & Hospice w/ Dr. Lundy Integrative Health • ^Chair Caning 12:45 • Memory Loss Support Group 2:00 12 10 • Voter Registration 11 9 Caregiver Support Writer’s Bloc 1:00 1:00 • Music Streaming & Group 2:00 • Visit with Bella the Devices 101 at 10:00 Therapy Dog 1:30 • Glucose Screenings Reminder: Bring a 11:00 with Saber Health 2 CENTER CLOSED



^Intro to Medicare Class 9:00

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

Teenage Photo of yourself today!

19 18 ^Mindfulness Census Bureau • BP Checks 11:00 Recruiter Presentation By Community Home Care Meditation & How to & Hospice start your OWN 12:20 • ^Chair Caning 12:45 practice ($5) 2:00 • Diabetes Support Group 1:00 23 24 26 25• “Begin the • Guess Who?! Conversation” • ^Center Day Trip: View Teenage Photos of • Tech Help 10:00 Myrtle Beach Dolphin Presentation Participants during lunch & By Lower Cape Fear • Cinema at the Center Cruise & Lunch at guess who’s who! Hospice Popcorn & Movie after lunch Capt Archie’s • Writer’s Bloc 1:00 • Fall Risk • Visit with Bella the • Voter Registration Assessments Therapy Dog 1:30 1:00 at 1:00 w/ Level Up


BSRI Nutrition Class 12:15


20 Hope4NC Resource Table 11:45

27 • ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving ($22) 9:00 • NC Works Resource Table 11:30 Happy National Employ Older Workers Week!

Physical Therapy

30 • Visit with Mayor Knight 12:30 • Birthday Celebration after lunch!

Cake sponsored by Kindred at Home & Community Homecare & Hospice

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

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

Meet Line Dance Instructor, Bette O’Brien

Happy National Senior Center Month!

We will be honoring this month in a special way each day in September, so be sure to check the chalkboard in the Front Lobby as you walk in to see our daily Center Appreciation activity!!

Bring in a photo of yourself as a teen by September 10th. We will be putting a slideshow together for participants to watch during lunch on September 26th for you to guess who’s who!

A Familiar Face in Calabash

“Begin the Conversation” Presentation provided by Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Session includes: Info on Advance Care Planning FREE Healthcare Power of Attorney Living Will Forms with Notarization

Bette moved to Calabash from Long Beach, NY and Lake Ariel, PA. She is a retired teacher, professional artist, and dance instructor. As a former coach of a synchronized swim team, Bette says ‘anything with music and movement is her forté. She welcomes new and experienced dancers on Tuesday afternoons.

By Barbara Weber, Brunswick Center at Calabash Participant Howard Barrall is a face behind the scenes, filling Meals on Wheels containers along with his wife, MaryAnn. For years, the pair have delivered meals for the King of Glory Church. Howard is also an usher at the church. The youngest of nine children, Howard had an identical twin brother. He lived in Allentown, Pa. and worked for Bethlehem Steel for 30 years. Howard played baseball and basketball for city church leagues. Howard served in the U.S. Army where he attended 12 weeks of welding school. On a bet, he won a date with MaryAnn, who was a USO hostess at the time. They have now been married 53 years and have one son. The two have been in N.C. for 23 years and resided in Longs, S.C. for 10 years prior. You can find Howard at Tidewater when he is free, where he cleans the cabana, or at the Brunswick Center at Calabash playing or calling Bingo.

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

Our FIRST Anniversary Party was a HIT!

Senior Celebration By: Linda Dostie Scott Three hundred sixty-five days of fun, For you, I, and everyone. We’re all here to celebrate, At Calabash Center, it’s been great. Thanks to all whom did their part, All year long, from the start. We made good friends, shared many things, That’s what this Center brings. Our leaders, workers, volunteers, Keep us all going throughout the year. We have a lot in common today, All of us are seniors, and here to stay. So, let’s enjoy this party for all, Keep coming back to Calabash Hall.

According to the NAMM Foundation, music can be extremely beneficial for encouraging and maintaining good health. Benefits of listening to music include: Increased motivation to exercise More social interaction Better overall health Improved memory ——————————— * Mark your calendars for September 9th for Susan’s Music Streaming & Devices 101. She will teach you how to download music applications to your phone, laptop, and/ or smart TV. Susan will also provide you with the best options for portable speakers and how to connect to them from your phone. *Sign up in the front lobby to learn how to play the Dulcimer!

Discussion Topic for September’s Memory Loss Support Group ——————————Beating Boredom: How to “engage” those with memory loss The Mindfulness Meditation Workshop ($5) will include practicing mindfulness meditation to quiet the mind and calm the body; and a guided visualization for complete relaxation. Take home materials and a list of resources will be provided.


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By M. René Tarquinio, LBSW Case Manager/SHIIP Co-Coordinator The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance. Volunteer counselors are available at BSRI senior centers and appointments can be made by calling (910) 754-2300. The BSRI SHIIP program also provides Introduction to Medicare classes, which helps beneficiaries who are new to Medicare navigate the Medicare maze. Even if you already enrolled in Medicare, you are welcome to attend a class as it may help answer some questions

that you have. Along with a PowerPoint, the classes provide interactive instruction on the Medicare and Department of Insurance websites. The following classes have been scheduled for the months of September and October: 

September 6 – Brunswick Center at Calabash from 9-11am. Please sign up at the Calabash Center. Space is limited!

September 19 – Introduction to Medicare, Brunswick Community College main campus in Supply from 1-3 p.m. Please call Lisa Schultz (910) 755-7378 to register.

October 3 – Introduction to

Medicare, Brunswick Community College, Leland Campus from 1-3 p.m. Please call Lisa Schultz at (910) 755-7378 to register. On September 26, a Medicare Event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall located at 3 W. 3rd Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Speakers from the Area Agency on Aging, Brunswick County DSS, BSRI SHIIP, and Prescription Assistance Program will be presenting. Refreshments will be served. Please call René Tarquinio at (910)7546224 for more information. Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15-December 7, so classes will not be held during this time period.

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




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

Chair Aerobics $-TRX

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

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

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



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

September 2019 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY 2


Bible Study 10:30a


Hope 4 NC Disaster 10:30a



English Tea 10:30a Hand & Foot 1p

11 Mo. Outing

Donuts w/ Director 10:30a



Sewing Bee 9a Birthdays at Lunch 12p


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


17 Hired Hands Music 10-11a


18 19 Wellness Ed BP Checks Support Grp 10:30a Meet w/Sandy 10:30a Case Mgr, 12p Bible Stdy 10:30a Hand & Foot 1p

24 Nutrition Ed. 11:30a

30 Mystery Monday Activity w/Jade 10:30a

Tech Tuesday 10:30a

20 Sewing Bee 9a

25 26 27 Coups for Troops Music w/ Willie 9:30a Caregiver 10-11a Support Grp 10a Game Day 1-3p 121 Town Hall Dr. Leland, NC. 28451 (910) 754-7701 M 8a – 5p T-F 8a – 4p

Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards 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: 9/4: English Reminiscence Tea 10:30a 9/9: Hope4NC, 10:30a 9/13: Poetry Lounge with Louise 10:30a 9/11: Donuts w/ the Director 10:30a 9/17: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a September Topic: Bone Health 9/13: Poetry Lounge with Louise 10:30a 9/24: Tech Tuesday 10:30a 9/23: Monthly Nutrition Ed.11:30a: 9/30: Mystery Activity w/ Jade 10:30a

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

‘FALL’ INTO WREATH MAKING Join Ms. Bobbie’s Crafting Class

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

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Going...Going...GONE!

Wednesdays at 10am

The Brunswick Center at Leland along with SP Fundraising Events present a

QUARTER AUCTION Saturday, September 14, 2019 DONUTS w/ THE DIRECTOR Wed., 9/11/2019 10:30a

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

Tues, 9/24/19 10:30am

Now accepting UNEXPIRED NON-PERISHABLE FOOD for Leland’s Food Pantry Now through September 2019 Don’t forget to “GIVE HEALTHY”

Doors Open at 5pm - Auction Begins at 6pm 121 Town Hall Drive Leland, NC 28451

$5 Entry/Paddle Fee

B.Y.O. Quarters Encouraged!

Concessions will be available for sale

A Quarter Auction is a cross between an auction and a raffle! Join us for family fun, bid on items from local businesses for only a quarter, and support the programs and services for the Leland Senior Center!

Wellness Education Support Group Tuesday, 9/17/2019, 10:30am

Resuming Regular HOURS of OPERATION Mondays 8a-5p Tue-Fri 8a-4p CLOSED Monday, Sept. 2, for LABOR DAY

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

Looking Back…

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

Volunteer Spotlight Meet Nellie! Nellie has been a community servant for much of her life. We have been fortunate to benefit from her passion as she has worked as a volunteer with our nutrition program, special events, and other administrative programs here at the Brunswick Center at Leland since 2017. Though she is a North Carolina native, Nellie spent many years in Virginia where she worked as the Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs and Comptroller for the Hampton University. She attributes her work ethic to her mother: “The true key to my success was advice from my mother who attended Fayetteville State Teachers’ College before it had become a university. Our mother instilled in us the importance of hard work, dedication, integrity, loyalty, and the value of an education.”

Many thanks to the Red Cross for our Disaster Prep Info in August!

Check out more info with Hope4NC Mon, 9/9/19

Though she is still a very determined and hard worker, Nellie is now happy to explore her passions of exercise and traveling in her active retirement. She is a regular in our group fitness classes and has voyaged to South Africa, Greece, the Holy Land of Israel, Spain, and Portugal. She’s currently crafting her next adventure to Singapore this coming year. In her free time, Nellie loves to indulge in a good book or to cook for friends and family. Her favorite dishes to make are gumbo, shrimp and grits, and her family’s favorite, stuffed oysters. Thank you for brightening our days with your stories, your passion and your infectious smile. You are appreciated, Nellie!

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

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

Ruth Hopkins 9/6 Larry Rogers 9/7 Helen Cashwell 9/12 Eleanor Whitworth 9/23 Shirley Mason 9/22 Tera Thomas 9/26 Kathryn Coldborn 9/28 Barry Stowe 9/29

Senior Activity Calendar September 2019 Monday 2

9 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 16 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 23 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 30 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


(Subject to Change)


3 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games 10 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games 17 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

4 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

24 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

25 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

11 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 18 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

September 8th

Thursday 5 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 12 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 19 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 26 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





“ Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you“ 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 12:30 1:00 1:30 1:30 2:00

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

10:00 10:00 10:00 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

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

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





5 12:15 Nutrition 12:30 Introduction to Windows 10

6 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Checks 12:00 Movie

11 10 9 9:00 Color 10:30 Water Aerobics 12:30 Mixing Essential Class Oils Class 11:00 Basket 12:30 Cooking Weaving with Zada Mae Class

12 12:30 Introduction to Windows 10

13 9:00 Food Pantry 9:30 Computer Class 10:00 Visually Impaired Support Group 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH

16 17 18 10:30 Water Aerobics 9:00 Beginner Watercolor Class

19 11:00 Sip „n Chat

20 9:00 Fall Mini Festival 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 12:00 Shred-A-Thon

23 1st Day of Autumn 24 25 10:30 Water Aerobics 9:00 Beginner 11:00 Basket Watercolor Weaving with Class Zada Mae


27 9:00 Food Pantry 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 12:00 Movie


30 10:30 Water Aerobics


5:30 Diabetes Self Management


Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours


3620 EXPRESS DRIVE SHALLOTTE, NC 9/2 Labor Day-Center Closed 9/3 Diabetes Self Management 9/5 Nutrition Presentation 9/9 Basket Weaving 9/10 Essential Oil Class 9/10 Cooking Class 9/10 Homeless Coalition 9/11 Color Mixing Class 9/13 Food Pantry 9/17 Beginner Watercolor Class 9/20 Fall Mini Festival 9/20 Shred-A-Thon 9/21 Wine and Line Dancing 9/23 Basket Weaving 9/24 Beginner Watercolor Class 9/27 Food Pantry Calendar Subject to Change

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

September is National Senior Center Month!

The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is demonstrating how senior centers are integral parts of aging well. This year’s theme is: Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well. NISC helps empower senior centers to become as excellent as possible through programs such as National Accreditation and the Programs of Excellence Awards. Please promote your Shallotte “Center of Excellence” this September by participating in our programs, relying on us as a source of information for senior-related information, and showing how your center can be the future of aging in your community. Thank you for being an important part of our senior family.

September 11, 2001 Never Forget!

A total of 3,229 people died in the attacks on the Twin Towers in NY, the Pentagon in DC, and the plane that crashed in PA. “...These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” Past President George W. Bush God Bless America and Keep Us Safe!

New! Cooking Classes The old adage goes “you are what you eat.”

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center is Closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2nd. We’ll reopen on Tuesday at 7am. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Wine and Exercise Fundraiser with Line

Dancing, Yoga and Full Body Flexibility Classes, Saturday, Sept. 21st, 5pm. Tickets are $20, available now at the front desk. All proceeds go to support our center programs.


“Always have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad and a soul that never loses hope.” Unknown

Shred—A-Thon Sept. 20th, 12pm-3pm. No appointment needed.

Fall Mini Health Festival

Sept. 20th, 9am-1pm. Vendors from various organizations will be participating. Lunch is available after the event. Call for more details and to reserve your lunch no later than Sept.13th.

Sheryl MacDonald stands ready to offer two options for a healthy lunch: hot and now cold selections from our new Salad Bar. Yum!

Join Tammie Mullis, BSRI Food Service Manager, on Sept.10th at 12:30pm for our first monthly class. Our goal is to teach you how to cook food that not only supports a healthier “you,” but wakes up your taste buds and makes you feel good about cooking and eating well! You may have also heard that “food is good medicine.” Learn how certain foods may help prevent or mitigate some health concerns. There is no cost for these classes and no sign up. Let’s cook!

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

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

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

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 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 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, 9/11, 9am-12pm. Cost $10. Sign up required. Learn to mix your own custom colors! Class offered again on 10/7.

9/13, 9am Paint „n‟ Take “Tree with Swing,” $5 acrylic; $2 watercolor (bring your supplies).

9/13, 12:30pm Essential Oil Diffuser (hang in car or wear as a pendant) $8

9/27, 9am Fabric/Yarn Pumpkins (choose 2) $5

9/27,12:30pm Deco Mesh Fall Wreath $20 (Assorted colors and embellishments)

Beginning Watercolor Course starts 9/17, 9am-3pm. Cost $30. Sign up and prepayment required. Beginning Acrylic Course starts 10/16, 9am-3pm. Cost $30. Sign up and prepayment required. Call the center for more details and materials list. Payment secures your place in the course. No refunds (credit only) after class has begun.

Zada Mae‟s Pine Needle Basket Weaving classes Sept. 9th and 23rd, 11am-2pm. Cost $22. Choice of basket or trivet. All supplies included. Sign up by the Friday before class.

Monthly Joke

What do you call having your grandma on speed dial? Instagram!

Movie Days!

1st and 4th Fridays at 12pm. Sept. 6th “The Greatest Showman.” 2017 drama/romance starring Hugh Jackman. Movie inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum. Sept. 27th “Hidden Figures.” 2016 drama/history. Three African-American women at NASA who were the brains behind launching astronaut John Glenn into space.

Grandparents Day is Sept. 8th. Celebrate with the grandkids anyway you can: call, skype, snapchat, facetime or “Real Time” (a plain, old-fashioned visit).

Synergy Wellness Essential Oils Class Sept.10th, 12:30pm. This month‟s workshop: choosing and using essential oils for stress relief and better sleep.

Thank You! Ocean Ridge Quilters for making these beautiful placemats for our home-delivered meal clients. Accepting the placemats is Blair Stanley (top, far right), Shallotte Nutrition Coordinator. Instructor Ed Ambrose (far right) makes learning technology easy and relevant for today’s active seniors.

Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: THE WIZARD OF OZ ACROSS 1. Takes as spoils 6. Toothy fish 9. Cookbook abbr. 13. Cavern 14. Opposite of hence 15. Planktonic tunicate 16. Hipbone-related 17. *Studio lion at beginning of "The Wizard of Oz" 18. Shylock's practice 19. *It made the house pitch and the kitchen slitch 21. *Nikko and others 23. "Wheel of Fortune" request 24. Printer cartridge color 25. Public health org. 28. Judo gym 30. Porter's head gear 35. Bumpkin 37. Tap a baseball 39. Velรกzquez or Rivera 40. Share a boundary 41. Gardening tool 43. Prelude to a duel 44. Birth-related 46. Affirmative 47. Cannabis plant 48. Drew Barrymore's "Never Been ____" 50. Gulf V.I.P. 52. Cook's leaf 53. Underwater "nose" 55. Naught 57. *Lion's lack 61. *a.k.a. Tin Man 65. Relating to sight 66. Greek H 68. Upholstery choice 69. Like kale or spinach 70. 100 lbs. 71. The Three Musketeers' swords 72. Advil target 73. Like certain dog? 74. People of Denmark DOWN 1. Not of the cloth

2. Kind of child 3. Relating to ear 4. ____-____-la 5. Basic unit of time 6. *Dorothy's last name 7. Grow gray 8. With ample space 9. Undertaking 10. *Munchkins' favorite color, in Baum's book 11. Light on one's feet 12. ____ a visit, 3rd person singular 15. What cat did on the window sill? 20. Bragging mother, turned to stone in Greek mythology 22. Rowboat propeller 24. Become gelatinous 25. *Baum's middle name 26. Home to Burj Khalifa 27. #40 Across, 3rd person singular 29. *"Over the Rainbow" singer 31. DIRECTV competitor 32. Paparazzi's target 33. Old World lizard 34. *Sleep-inducing flower 36. #66 Across, pl. 38. No I in it 42. Endangered odd-toed ungulate 45. Ivy League likely applicant 49. "Can you ____ it?" 51. Took part in Stonewall events, e.g. 54. Olden day doctor's prescription 56. Parkinson's disease drug 57. Type of pop 58. 14 oil-producing countries 59. Wyoming's neighbor 60. Excessively abundant 61. W on a bulb 62. Dignified manner 63. Sheltered, nautically 64. Monster's loch 67. *Number of Wizard of Oz Oscar awards



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





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

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

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

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

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


12:30 2:15

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Beginner Jewelry # (resumes the 11th) Int./Advanced Jewelry # (resumes the 11th) Afternoon Movie Fit and Strong

8:30 8:30 9:00

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

8:30 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 at to receive regular updates.

Monthly Activity Schedule for Southport MONDAY 2








9 10 Ice Cream Social 12:30pm














Stroke Support Group 1:00pm


Monthly Drawing 12:00pm



Caregivers Support Group 10:00am

Photography 1:00pm

The Brunswick Center at

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

Southport Ice Cream Social– 9/9-12:30pm CBD Presentation– 9/16– 12:30pm Wellness Fair– 9/27 10:00am1:00pm

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

Ice Cream Social!!!!

CBD Seminar

Come join us as we celebrate National Senior Center month with an ice cream social, complete with musical entertainment by Mike Yeley. Come learn about our new walking program from Sissy Yeley too! Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport When: Monday, September 9th Room: Stage Ballroom Time: 12:30pm Proudly sponsored by:

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

Fall into Wellness Expo! Please join us on Friday, September 27th from 10am-1pm for our first Fall into Wellness Expo. We will have traditional providers as well as nontraditional providers attending. Come learn more about your health and taking control of it. Flu shots and other simple medical testing will be available for participants, as well as community information and education. See you there!

Come learn about the amazing properties of Cannabindiol (CBD). Session will include what to look for when making a decision on using any CBD products, potential drug interactions, legal considerations and much more. Our speaker, Rosey Greer Shoudy, CEO and Founder of, will be here to share her research, knowledge and provide an opportunity to see, smell and try some of her 2018 Best CBD Product of the Year award winning topical relief creams.

Exciting News! The Southport Center is Dementia Friendly! On Wednesday, July 24th, staff members of the Brunswick Center at Southport and the BSRI case management team participated in Dementia Friends training to become Dementia Champions. This group will go out and educate other Dementia Friends in the community to promote our local Southeast North Carolina Dementia Friendly initiative to local businesses. This is part of the Dementia Friends North Carolina effort, which is a Dementia Friendly America initiative. The Brunswick Center at Southport is now a Dementia Friendly business, complete with a window cling to display our efforts in being Dementia Friends in the community. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. Dementia is not just about having memory problems. It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia. There’s more to the person than the dementia.

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

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

Red, White and New! To our friends at Lindley Habilitation for a wonderful talent show on July 24th!  To Suzanne Black with AARP and David Tracy with NAVF for their wonderful presentation on July 30th for veterans. To John Stone with Dosher Memorial Hospital for his enlightening diabetes presentation on August 5th To Eric Fox with Elderhaus Inc., for his lunch and learn presentation August 19th.

Congratulations to the Brunswick Center at Southport’s own Derek Morton for becoming a United States citizen during the Naturalization Ceremony held at the Southport Community Building on July 4th. Derek is originally from New Zealand. Kudos, Derek!

Jewelry Making– Two Classes to Choose From, Based on Skill Level! Beginner– 12:00-1:30PM

Intermediate and Advanced—2:00-4:00PM

Sept.11– Intro to jewelry tools and basics. Jump Rings and beads earrings. $4.00 supply fee.

September 11—Tree of life pendant. Advanced wire wrap project and a class favorite. We will provide the wire and the real stone chips in your choice of color. supply fee $5.00.

Sept. 18–Embossed Copper cuff. We love this project. Make a cuff in your choice of size and design. PS it is not as hard as it looks! $4.00 supply fee.

September 18–Leather Cuff—-Keep it simple or use leather dyes, stains, stamps or punches. Original project.

Sept. 25 --The spiral twist. A jewelry basic! Project: spiral earrings. $3.00 supply fee

September 25—Kumihimo. Supply fee $5.00 plus you need a round loom and bobbins. Order by 9/11 for $8.00 or purchase yourself.

We Are the Champions! Congratulations to our July drawing winners! Jeanne Brown-Busch was the grand winner of the tandem bicycle, Ingrid Crook (unavailable for photo) was the winner of our 2nd place basket and Mary Marino was the winner of the 3rd place basket. Way to go!

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

September 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





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

Chair Yoga


Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga



Coffee w/ Friends 9:00

Beginners Yoga** 9:30



Coffee w/ Friends 9:30





10:30 Water Color





10:00 Paper Crafting

11:00 Zumba Gold

10:00 Oil Painting


Tai –Chi

10:00 Crochet Class

11:00 Bible Study**

10:00 Knitting Group

Coffee w/ Friends Rummikub

11:00 Tai-Chi**

11:00 Pilates 12:00PM Lunch

12:00PM Lunch


Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong 3:15


Line Dancing


Beginner Line


12:00PM Lunch 12:45 Seated Tabata

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Crafts, Crafts, Crafts



12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Silver Samurai


Monthly Activity Schedule MONDAY 2


Center Closed For Labor Day


Garden Club 1P

10 Hospice 101: Introduction 11A Intro To Bridge 2P




Fall Prevention Awareness Week Kick off w/ Balance Class 8:30A Celebrating September Birthdays

17 CBD Basics 11A Intro To Bridge 2P Garden Club 1P 24 Intro To Bridge 2P Balance Class 8:30A



5 4 Nutrition Class A1C Screening 12P For Daib. Prev . Grandparents Program Raising Grandchil10-2 dren Meet & Greet Poetry Group 5-7P 2P 11 12 Diabetes Prevention Hired Hands Band 11A 11A Caregiver Support Group 2P Simple Technology 1P Movie 1P 18

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P


Diabetes Prevention 11A Poetry Group 2P

25Day Trip TBA 26 Diabetes Prevention Simple Technology 11A 1P BP Chks 10A Balance Class Balance Class 8:30A 8:30A


Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events:

-1st & 3rd Tuesday: Garden Club 1P -1st Wednesday: Nutrition w/ Mallory 12P -1st&3rd Wednesday 5-7P Grandparents Support Grp -1st & 3rd Thursday– Poetry Group– 2P 13 -2nd Wednesday: Hired Senior Center Hands Band 11A Month Celebration -2nd Thursday: Caregiver Hunger Action Month Food Drive Support Group 2P -2nd Thursday: Movie & All Day Event Popcorn at the Center 1P -Last Monday: Birthday Celebration– 12:30P 20 -Last Thursday: BP Checks Senior Center Month Celebration by Saber Health Alzheimer Awareness -Last Wednesday: Day Trip Workshop TBA 10:30A Special Events 27 Senior Center 5: A1C Screening for Month Celebration -Sept Diabetes Prev. Program 10-2 Employ Older -Sept 10-Oct: 1: Intro to Americans 10:30A Bridge 2-4P Balance Class -Sept 10: Introduction to 8:30A Hospice 11A -Sept 17:CBD Basics 11A -Sept 23-27: Balance Exercise Classes 8:30A -Sept Fridays: Senior Center Month Celebration 6

Senior Center Month Celebration Connect & Share Pictures of Grandkids & Grandpets 12:30P

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.

Friday, September 6 Recognizing Grandparents Day Share your pictures of your Grandchildren & Grandpets -12:30P Friday, September 13 Recognizing Hunger Action Month Bring in donations for the BSRI food banks- All Day Event Friday, September 20 Recognizing World Alzheimer's Day Alzheimer's/Dementia GEMS Workshop by Senior Helpers -10:30A Friday, September 27 Recognizing National Employ Older Americans Month Post Retirement Opportunities-10:30A

September Is

National Senior Center Month Celebrate w/ Us On Fridays in September

Diabetes Prevention Program Lose Weight and Reduce Your Risk

Join us at Carillon Assisted Living for a nostalgic afternoon and find out what that prized possession is worth. Advanced tickets are $10 per item to be evaluated: $25 at the door. All proceeds to benefit Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. What to bring: -Vintage furnishings -Silver, porcelain, textiles -Prints & artwork (some exclusions-call first) -Glass & ceramics -Small furniture -Photos Sorry, weapons, militia gear, gold, gems, coins, stamps, sports memorabilia not accepted. *Verbal, fair market evaluations only. No written appraisals.

Refreshments provided. To RSVP, please call 910-475-8894

CBD Basics Learn about the properties of Cannabindiol(CBD). Session to include: what to look for when deciding to use any CBD products, potential drug interactions, legal considerations and more. Rosey Greer Shoudy, CEO of The CBD Medicinal Store will share her research and knowledge. Opportunities to try some of the topical relief creams will be available to participants. Tuesday, September 17th at 11:00AM

How it Works Attend 25 one-hour sessions over the course of a year (16 weekly sessions and 9 monthly sessions)  Small-group, supportive environment, led by a trained Lifestyle Coach  Enjoy additional supports for physical activity with a free 4-month YMCA membership for non-members Do I Qualify? If any of the following apply, you may be at risk and qualify for the program: Overweight Hypertension Family history of diabetes Not physically active Above normal cholesterol levels History of gestational diabetes 

Registration is $30 and refundable after participant attends 9 of the first 16 sessions. To Register Contact Bridget Carroll 910-251-9622 - Or come by the Center at Supply Thursdays, Starting Sept 12th @ 11A

Hospice 101: Introduction

Join Mike Yeley, Hospice Care Consultant with Community Home Care and Hospice to learn about the history of hospice, what services it can provide, and when and how it can truly benefit you and your loved one. Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00AM

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.

September Program Hours

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


September Classes

Quilting Class

w/ Instructor Sherry Ross Mondays 10A, beginning Sept 9

Introduction To Bridge w/ Instructor Tom Byrne Sept 10-Oct 1 Tuesdays 2-4P

Poetry Gathering

Supply Seniors Don Their Signature Yellow Shirts To Commemorate Supply Center’s 2nd Anniversary. September 23-27 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week

The Center at Supply is offering a week long exercise course focusing on balance techniques to improve stability @8:30A. Mats Donated to the Homeless Sleep mats made by Supply Center participants for local homeless veterans were recently donated to the Brunswick Homeless Coalition. Paul Whitmer helped these mats find new owners by taking them to the Coalition on behalf of Supply Center Seniors. We are glad that others will find some comfort from our mats especially as the weather begins to change.

Facilitated by Jim Horn 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 2P, starting Sept 5th

Bible Study

Offered by Ida Gaines Wednesdays 11A, beginning Sept 4th

Are you a grandparent helping to raise your grandchildren?

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

Meet and Greet Family Meeting

Wednesday, September 4th 5-7 PM at The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC Dinner will be provided.

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


Activity Calendar September 2019 Subject to change

Tuesday 3 10am 11:15 12:00 12:15 10 10am 11:15 12:00 12:15

Coffee & Games Yoga Lunch Chat with Mallory

Coffee & Games Yoga Lunch Meet with Sandy

Thursday 5 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

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

17 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

19 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

24 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

26 10:00 Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest.” ~John Glenn

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


*Menus subject to change* Monday 2 CLOSED

9 Cheeseburger Lettuce/tomato Baked beans Potato wedges Mustard/mayo Ketchup Hamburger bun Strawberry shortcake Milk 2%

Tuesday 3

Golden baked chicken breast Red skinned mashed potatoes Green salad w/ dressing Soft roll Margarine dressing Milk 2% Juice 100% 10 Chicken salad Lettuce & Tomato Three bean salad Cucumber salad Fresh fruit salad Wheat bread Milk 2%

16 Tuna salad Wheat bread Tri-colored pasta salad Lettuce/tomato Ambrosia Milk 2%

17 Pork BBQ Coleslaw Potatoes au gratin Hamburger bun Milk 2% Juice 100%

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

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

30] Pinto beans Mixed greens Mashed potatoes Cornbread Cherry cobbler Milk 2%

Wednesday 4 Beef hotdog Coleslaw Potato salad Hot dog bun Fresh orange Mustard/relish Milk 2%

Thursday 5 Herbed tenderloin Broccoli Au gratin White rice Applesauce Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2 %

11 Meatballs w/ marinara sauce Whole wheat penne pasta Green salad w/ dressing Buttered peas Mandarin oranges Breadstick Milk 2% 18 Stuffed chicken cordon bleu Brown rice Mixed steamed veggies Chilled pears Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

12 Honey mustard baked salmon Rice pilaf Green beans Soft roll Margarine Milk 2% Juice 100% . 19 Baked ziti Italian green beans Green salad w/ dressing Pineapple tidbits Breadstick Milk 2%

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

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

26 Sliced glazed ham Collard greens Mashed sweet potatoes Soft roll Applesauce Margarine Milk 2% Juice 100%

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

Friday 6 Herb & parmesan cheese crumbed bake fish Mac & cheese Steamed mixed veggies Wheat roll Margarine Baked pears w/ ginger and walnuts Milk 2% 13 Hamburger steak w/ gravy Mashed potatoes Okra and tomatoes Fresh apple Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%



Pack your bags, we are going places! We are launching these trips early to give our travelers plenty of time to book in advance and take advantage of early booking discounts with Collette Tours! You can pick up a flyer for these trips at any of your local senior centers. Or email 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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Wondering what those family heirlooms and treasured keepsakes are worth? Find out at our

Antique Road Extravaganza! Benefiting The Brunswick Center at Supply, Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

Appraiser On Site! • Saturday, Sept. 7 • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.* Carillon Assisted Living of Southport • 1125 E. Leonard Street *Last admittance at 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets available at Carillon and through Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

Join Carillon Assisted Living for a nostalgic afternoon. Find out if that prized possession is worth a small fortune to others, or is simply priceless to you. Have your item(s) evaluated* by David Keefer, a professional antique appraiser/dealer. Advance tickets are $10 per item to be evaluated; $25 at the door. Limit two tickets per person. All proceeds to benefit The Brunswick Center at Supply, Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

What to bring: • • • • • • •

Antiques and collectibles Vintage furnishings, artwork and family heirlooms Jewelry, silver, porcelain and textiles Prints and artwork (some exclusions may apply – call first) Glass and ceramics Small furniture (guest must be able to carry themselves) Photos of large or heavy items of furniture, provided the photos are clear, recent, and taken from multiple angles

What NOT to bring: • Weapons or military memorabilia (guns, knives, swords, militia gear, etc.) • Gold or gems • Coins or coin collections • Stamps or stamp collections • Sports memorabilia

And while you wait... Enjoy old-time refreshments!

To RSVP, please call 910-475-8894

Find us on:

* Verbal, fair market evaluations only; no written appraisals for insurance or other purposes will be given. Guests must sign a waiver. • 1125 E. Leonard Street

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