Brunswick Senior Buzz August 2020

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OUR SENIOR CENTERS are closed Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. senior centers are closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Find more information at

See more info about what’s up inside our centers on pages 5-6 and throughout the Buzz.




CONTENTS Letter from the President ........................ 5 BSRI News ................................................ 6-11 Senior Centers of Excellence ................ 11 BSRI Board of Directors ........................... 12 In the Garden ............................................. 17 Read All About It ....................................... 18 Volunteers ............................................ 19, 36 SHIIP .............................................................. 24 Puzzles .......................................................... 32 Lunch Menu ................................................ 40 Healthy Living ............................................ 41

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SENIOR SITE CALENDARS Ash .................................................................. 19 Boiling Spring Lakes ................................ 20 Calabash ....................................................... 21 Leland ........................................................... 25 Oak Island .................................................... 28 Shallotte ........................................................ 29 Southport .................................................... 33 Supply ........................................................... 37




Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. 3620 Express Dr., P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459


(910) 754-2300



(910) 754-9269 Fax | Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. BSRI A


· Jim Fish, President & CEO · Yvette Gosline, Vice President of Programs & Services · Jennifer Sherman, Vice President of Human Services · Melody Stephens, Director of Operations · Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator · Mallory Balice, Wellness Program Manager · Anita Langin, Accounting Technician · Eddie Jackson, Technology & Reporting Compliance Administrator · Derissa Gore, Case Management Support · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician

· Glen Hemingway Assistant Operations Technician · Justin Benoy, Project Technician BSRI C



· Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Courtney Bledsoe, Calabash · Holley Norris, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Teresa Muchler-Nogli, Calabash · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Jade Robinson, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland

· Pat Green, Leland · Teresa Nelson, Shallotte · Blair Stanley, Shallotte · Laura Collins, Shallotte · Jodi Young, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Casey Freed, Southport · Sherrill Jolly, Southport · Marilyn Stevens, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Jillian Hardin, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Ilona Smith, Supply · Tikila Morgan, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store

Financial informa on about this organiza on and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicita on Licensing Branch at 919‐814‐5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.




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 re red from a career in marke ng communica ons. She loves books, travel, and exploring our beau ful state. Holly interviews some BSRI board members beginning on page 12.




A er re ring from leadership roles in engineering and informa on technology at a major confec onary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. Beth has been enjoying reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and wri ng human‐interest stories. She is also a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Library of Oak Island and Southport. She lives in South‐ port with her husband and their dog, Betsy. Beth interviews some BSRI board members beginning on page 12. Joan Leo a has been playing with words on page and stage since her childhood in Pi sburgh. Her poetry and essays appear in many publica ons. Her four historical fic on novels feature strong women in mes of U.S. wars, and her poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released. Joan interviews some BSRI board members beginning on page 12. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Planta on in Brunswick County in 2017 a er Pat re red 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 advises us on container gardening on page 17. 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 reads widely, and her book reviews are on page 18.

Gloria Pieczarka Nutrition Coordinator, The Brunswick Center at Supply Gloria Pieczarka is responsible for making Supply’s most vulnerable seniors get a hot meal and multiple meals for the week. Our curbside participants enjoy seeing Gloria every Monday when Supply Center runs the curbside meal program. Gloria “keeps it real.” She says that serving seniors is truly fulfilling work. “I was running meals one Monday and a lady drove up to get her lunch,” says Assistant Director Jillian Hardin. “She wanted to see Gloria and wouldn’t leave until she got to say a ‘hello and I miss you!’” Now Gloria has her registration table set up outside and gets to see everyone who drives through. Supply volunteers say that not only do they enjoy giving back, but they enjoy working with Gloria. Gloria is responsible for kitchen staff and a group of dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers, making sure both staff and volunteers have everything needed to help our homebound seniors.

Letter from the President





The Challenges of 2020


eflecting upon how to open this article, I would have to say that it has truly been a trying time for our staff, organization, and community.

Photo by Norma Scism

Our August cover photo was taken by Hired Hands Band member Norma Scism. Pictured are some of the people who helped the Supply Center become a Senior Center of Excellence (see story on page 11). From le are Jillian Hardin, Tikila Morgan, Sherry Confer, Melissa Starr, and Gloria Pieczarka. Not pictured are BSRI staff members Sarah Powell and Jennifer Sherman, who were an integral part of this process.

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy (910) 622-1036 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Mallory Balice, Jim Fish, Beth Klahre, Joan Leotta, Mike McGurn, Donna Ruth Morgan, Patrick Naughton, Sarah Powell, Jennifer Sherman, René Tarquinio, Holly Tate CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Jillian Hardin, Sheryl MacDonald, Mike McGurn, Teresa Nelson, Sarah Powell, Norma Scism, Melissa Starr ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin Shelagh Clancy © 2019 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

2020 was supposed to be the year that BSRI saw further advancements in expanding new and exciting programs, largely based at our senior centers. Instead, we found ourselves closing centers to the public and regrouping our efforts to provide meals, food boxes, and essentials like hand sanitizer and toilet paper. In March, April, and May we doubled the number of meals we normally provide as families in Brunswick County saw their food reserves dwindle. Despite these challenges, BSRI has remained strong, reorganized where needed, kept critical services going, and picked up where other organizations have closed their doors. Our staff continue to work hard with technological enhancements and re-engineered meal production and delivery, and case management services have never been busier. Thrift stores have carefully reopened and the community has been generous with donations.

Two Centers Hit the Top It is also my pleasure to announce that two more of our senior centers received the important designation of “Senior Centers of Excellence.” A special thanks to the hardworking staff of our Calabash and Supply Senior Centers. Many years of work and preparation went into this defining

Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO

accomplishment. It is with great pride that BSRI now operates five full-service Senior Centers of Excellence. Read more about this accomplishment on page 11.

When Will We Reopen? I am frequently asked when senior centers will reopen to the public. The short answer is that we are unsure. What I can speak to with surety is the steps that will be taken to ensure a safe return. We are working with our county Health and Human Services Department to determine what provisions will be needed. We anticipate changes that include: 

Smaller class sizes, but with more frequent classes


Sanitation between activities


Limitations on shared items that are frequently touched


Limited entrances into the centers 2020, con nued on page 6



2020, con nued from page 5

Letter from the President management services continue by appointment.


Spaced seating


A New Fiscal Year

Temperature checks


Staggered lunch schedules

July 1 of every year represents the close of the old fiscal year and the beginning of the new. I am pleased to report that BSRI successfully completed Fiscal Year 2019/2020 on time and on budget.

You will also see an increase in hand-sanitizing stations, and masks will be available for those who need one. Many of the centers have also been repainted or received needed upgrades in equipment. Adjustments will be made over time according to recommendations by our local health officials and feedback from our seniors. Until centers reopen to the public, BSRI is providing online exercise classes and dietary and nutrition courses, and our case

Emergency reserves provided BSRI with financial flexibility when the demand for meals doubled and food prices spiked. We will have to build up our emergency reserves again, but we were grateful to be properly situated when help was needed the most. We hope to avoid a hurricane this year and build reserves even more quickly.


All capital improvement projects are being placed on hold until further notice. Overall, the organization is in good financial standing and is positioned to continue to provide excellent programs and services for many years to come. Thank you to our donors, the Area Agency on Aging, and Brunswick County staff and commissioners for assuring that BSRI is properly funded and our seniors are supported. I am deeply grateful for all those who work so hard to ensure that our seniors are cared for and served with the best we have to offer. Here’s to Fiscal Year 2020/2021!

Your Devoted Servant, Jim

We Miss You, Brunswick County Seniors!


t’s been very trying having our centers closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We know this precaution is needed, and we want our participants and staff to be safe. But we work with Brunswick County seniors because we love it, and we miss you! For a peek into our centers right now, please read President Jim Fish’s column above. Much of our typical work continues, especially meal prep and case management. And there’s much to be done to prepare for reopening. “We are in the process of procuring all items necessary to reopen safely, such as PPE, signage, equipment, etc.,” Vice President Yvette

Gosline says. Policies are being written about new procedures once the buildings reopen to the public. When will we reopen? “We will take that directive from county management,” Gosline says. “In the meantime, we will continue to offer virtual programming, curbside pick-up for congregate meals, and home-delivered meal delivery two times per week.”

Reach Out and Touch Someone “Connection is everything,” says Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Powell. To keep our connections going, join a new volunteer program called Phone Pals. Volunteers call BSRI participants each week to check in, help prevent loneliness, and head off fraud and abuse among our homebound seniors. We have 50 people who need a friendly call each week and only three volunteers. If you can, please volunteer to make a call or two each week, and keep the connection going! Learn more about this program on page 19.





Shallotte Center Adds Two Staff Members


he Brunswick Center at Shallotte recently welcomed two new staff members. Laura Collins is the new case manager at the Shallotte center. Collins has a BSW degree from UNC Pembroke. She was previously the Intellectual Developmental Disability program director for a mental health agency in Lumberton. She has also worked as a social worker with hospice. “I would say that I have a big heart for helping people and trying to care for others,” Collins says. “I am excited to be a part of the team here at Brunswick Senior Resources and look forward to being able to help serve seniors in our community and be a part of the case

management team.” Collins and her husband Rian moved from Lumberton to Ocean Isle Beach in July 2018. “We have always wanted to live at the beach and have spent many vacations throughout the years at Ocean Isle Beach,” she says. They have an 11-year-old German shepherd, Axel. In her free time, Collins likes to shop, read, spend time with family and friends, and spend time on the beach. Jody Young is the new nutrition coordinator at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. Young was nutrition services coordinator for Anson, Montgomery, Moore, and Richmond counties from 1994 to 2000. Due to a lack of federal funding, her agency closed and she found her way to BSRI. “I have been a server and a caregiver for the last 20 years in my

Free Food for Recovery Brunswick Senior Resources recently assisted Brunswick Christian Recovery Center with food relief efforts. The organizations distributed 30 pounds of produce and 4,000 gallons of milk at no cost. Pictured are Teresa Nelson, director of the Brunswick Center at Shallotte; Jennifer Sherman, vice president of human services; Mallory Balice, wellness program manager; and Jade Robinson, assistant director of the Brunswick Center at Leland.

hometown, Hamlet, and the beach area,” Young says. She has two daughters: Krista, 26, and Kara Riley, 17. Kara Riley will be a freshman at ECU this fall. “I also have an 8-year-old granddaughter, Cali, who is my heart. I am blessed to still have my parents at the ages of 74 and 76. I enjoy spending time with my family and helping others in any way I can,” Young says. She enjoys swimming, boating, cooking, and teaching her granddaughter to cook. Young is looking forward to meeting new clients, volunteers, and co-workers at BSRI and learning every aspect of her new job. “It does my heart good knowing I am a part of helping and providing services to seniors,” she says.


BSRI Thrift Stores Are Open!

By Mike McGurn Thrift Stores Operations Manager BSRI Thrift Stores in Calabash and Shallotte are open and have been operating safely for more than two months since reopening back on May 16th. Be sure to stop by and check out our Sizzling Hot Summer Sales. Both stores are loaded with a great selection of furniture, clothing, home decor, collectibles and more. We also launched our very own online store on our newly redesigned website, You can shop the best of both stores right online and purchase items from home for in-store or curbside pickup. In August, we invite Brunswick Senior Buzz readers to our Online Store Sale. Save 10% on all your online purchases for the entire month of August by using the coupon code “SBR” at checkout.

SHOP our BSRI thrift stores for the best selection! Two locations: 10001 Beach Dr. Calabash 5302 Main Street Shallotte

SHOP ONLINE: 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

We also want to let everyone know that we are now accepting drop-off donations, by appointment only due to coronavirus precautions. Please call the store where you plan to drop off your donations to schedule an appointment: Call Calabash at 910-579-7488 or Shallotte at 910-754-9335. We ask that all clothes be washed and bagged or boxed and that you kindly wear a mask while dropping off your donations. If you need to schedule a free donation pickup of furniture or larger items, please call 910-712-6458. Thanks to all the Thrift Store staff and volunteers who have been doing a great job, cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting our stores and all of our incoming donations. Enjoy your summer, everyone, and stay safe.




Stand Up and Be Counted


here is still time to be counted in the U.S. Census. Stand up and be counted! When everyone is counted, it means more money and more representatives for Brunswick County. “Every person not counted means we lose $1,823 per year in federal and state programs,” says Steve Randone, Brunswick County Management Information Systems (MIS) Director and Census Coordinator. And North Carolina also might pick up one or two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

How to Get Help with the Census You can call Sherrill Jolly at the Brunswick Center at Supply for help completing the census. Sherrill will take calls Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. She can talk you through the process or complete the census on your behalf. It’s simple and quick! Questions include: 

How many people live in your home?


Do you own or rent your home?


What is your race?

you provide must not be shared and is used only for statistical purposes.

Census information is private. By law, the information

Call Sherrill Jolley at (910) 754-7604 for help with your census form.

Sydney Smith, Our Summer Case Management Intern


ello! My name is Sydney and I have had the incredible opportunity to be BSRI’s case management intern this summer. I am a UNCW student going into my senior year studying public health. I have been a certified nurse assistant for two years, and hope to go on to physician assistant school. I am a member of the coed fraternity Phi Sigma Pi where I am the current parliamentarian and I am also a photographer on the side. I come from a small town in North

Carolina called China Grove. This summer at BSRI I have had the opportunity to work on the new web portal coming to North Carolina. It is called NCCARE360 and is for organizations to refer clients to other organizations based on needs and programs. These groups will be able to see how their clients progress. I have been creating BSRI’s profile that will go live soon. I have also spent time revising a document cataloging community resources for BSRI participants. My favorite resource is GoGo

Grandparent, which assists with transportation and meal and grocery delivery. As we continue to progress through this pandemic, Brunswick County and other organizations continue to update their resources for COVID-19 help and relief that comes in many forms. Check out our resource guide or give us a call for more specific information. I am grateful for my opportunity at BSRI. I have learned so much and met so many wonderful people. Most importantly, I appreciate Jennifer Sherman for taking a chance on me.

—Sydney Smith


Coronavirus Pandemic Resources


he coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on all of us. If you need help during this time, please check this list of resources assembled by Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.’s Vice President of Human Services Jennifer Sherman.

910-444-8315.Assessments are done Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last assessment appointment at 3:30 p.m.), email: for appointments and information.

Brunswick Family Assistance, Leland – 324-1 Village Road, Shallotte – 4600-10 Main Street, 910-754-4766. 

Utilities (electric & water); Final notice - power stats must have less than $10

Rent (must be past due)

Rx (must be a life-sustaining medication)

Family Promise: Housing intake, Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m., or by appointment, 20 N. 4th St. Suite 440, Wilmington, 910-769-4730. First Fruit Ministries: Housing intake, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., or by appointment, 2750 Vance St, Wilmington, 910-794-9656.

Legal Aid of North Carolina, 272 N. Front St #220, Wilmington, NC 28401, 1-910-763-6207.

BSRI, by appt. only, 910-754-2300. Consumer Education Services Inc. is offering financial counseling at 888-419-2374.

Corona Community connects senior citizens and those at high risk for COVID-19 by connecting them with volunteers for meals, wellness checks, and other services, 800-451-1954. For a complete list of food banks,, resource guide.

For housing intake, call the Coordinated Entry Hotline at

National Elder Fraud Hotline, daily, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., 1-833-372-8311.

Fleeing domestic violence? 

A large grant has been allocated to 33 community action agencies to help with rent and utilities. Brunswick County’s designated location is Southeastern Community and Family Services, 910-277-3535.

calling 1-866-720-5721 or email

COVID-19 text alerts, text “COVIDNC” to 898211. The 24/7 NC Public Health Call Line is 866-462-3821. Brunswick County's Public Health COVID-19 helpline is open on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 910-253-2339. COVID-19 test sites in Brunswick County, appt. needed: Brunswick County VA Clinic, CommWell Health of Bolivia, CVS Drive-Thru Testing (Leland), Dosher Urgent Care, FastMed Urgent Care (Leland), Goshen Medical Center (Southport), Med First Southport, Novant Health Oceanside Convenient Care (Shallotte).

NCDOI, SHIIP, 855-408-1212.

The Disaster Distress Helpline can be used for immediate crisis counseling for people affected by COVID-19 at 800-985-5990. The Red Cross assists with behavioral health, spiritual care, and health services, 833-492-0094.

Neighbor to Neighbor, no cost to ride, 1-843-685-0745. Brunswick Transit System, limited operating hours, 1-910-253-7800.

BSRI case managers, 910-754-2300,

Lonely? Want to talk? NCBAM, 866-578-4673.

Dial 2-1-1 for COVID-19 questions, also available at 888-892-1162, TTY # 800-735-0533,

If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud by emergency/covid-19-communityassistance/





Two More BSRI Centers of Excellence


runswick Senior Resources, Inc. is proud to announce two senior centers were recently named Senior Centers of Excellence. The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) awarded the designation to the Brunswick Center at Calabash and the Brunswick Center at Supply. The senior centers in Shallotte, Southport, and Leland became Senior Centers of Excellence in 2016, and the newer centers in Calabash and Supply were anxious to catch up. “The certification shows that our center has the highest standard of professionalism, quality of programs, and credibility. The DAAS also links funding with the certification,” Calabash Director Courtney Bledsoe says.

A Two-Year Process Before applying for a Senior Center of Excellence certificate, each center must first operate programs for a full year and take Senior Center Operation and Program Evaluation (SCOPE) training. Then each center keeps detailed documentation of programs, services, and accomplishments for the next year. This documentation is then submitted to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services DAAS. A panel composed of DAAS staff, Council of Government directors, and other senior center representatives reviews data and a self- assessment tool, typically in a one-day, on-site assessment. “Due to the coronavirus

Photo by Sheryl MacDonald

Brunswick Center at Calabash staff display their Senior Center of Excellence cer ficate. From le are Administra ve Assistant Carol Scho er, Case Manager Rene Tarquinio, Assistant Director Holley Norris, Director Courtney Bledsoe, SCOPE Volunteer Mary Norris, and Administra ve Assistant Ellen Kleinerman.

pandemic, our April reviews were postponed,” Supply Director Melissa Starr says. “Later in May, the state asked that we submit a virtual/ desktop or ‘paper’ review rather than an on-site visit.”

excellence as a senior center. We have experienced so much growth and change over the past two years and we are so proud to see our passion, dedication, and heart recognized in this way.”

The certification lasts for five years. Each center receives a certificate of recognition from the DAAS, wich also links funding to the level of certification, This can amount to several thousand dollars.

Starr adds, “This is a welldeserved honor that requires a great deal of organizing, planning, and execution. The preparation of the documents and information involves countless hours of work. All center staff and a few select volunteers participate in the process.

Thank You, All Who Helped “Receiving this certification and title is a true honor,” Beldsoe says. “Our team of staff and volunteers work very hard to provide all of the programs and services that are required to reach the highest level of

“I want to thank my BSRI and Supply Center co-workers, Sherry Confer, and our Supply volunteers and participants. Each one of you are part of making this certification happen and have helped us achieve this honor,” Starr says.


Behind the Scenes



Guidance and Expertise: Many people contribute their time and effort to Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI), Staff and volunteers are critical to our success. People are working behind the scenes, too, to create the system and centers our participants enjoy. BSRI’s board of directors is composed of tireless neighbors who provide guidance and expertise for the organization.



Arnold Owens was elected to the BSRI board five years ago and has served as chair for the last three years. “As a board member, I am committed to a handson approach to the significant aspects of the BSRI organization,” Owens says. “BSRI’s mission is to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults in Brunswick County. One of the many things we do is work with Meals on Wheels, which delivers 5,000 meals to homebound residents in Brunswick County. And we are on track to provide 165,000 congregate meals this year in our five senior centers.” Owens has been retired for 10 years, before which he served in many positions for nuclear facilities. His last position was site manager for the Vergil C. Summers Nuclear Station in Columbia , South Carolina. He received a master of science in management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1994.

Fun Facts: Where did you grow up? I grew up in a small town in Maine, then migrated to Connecticut, then to Massachusetts, and finally to North Carolina. What is something people don’t know about you? I’m a gear head at heart and performed a total frame on restoration of a 25th anniversary 1978 Corvette. It took me three years, replacing most of the drive train (including a new engine) and a completely new interior. —Joan Leotta

Joyce Lowrimore has been on the BSRI board for four years. She previously held both the secretary and treasurer positions. Lowrimore’s husband Audie was delivering Meals on Wheels for the Brunswick Center at Shallotte when she decided to take exercise classes there. She thought, “I surely won’t fit in with this group! I’m too young. Or so I thought. I fell in love with the seniors and soon they had me involved in games, quilting, and crafting. I quickly realized there was no age difference.” Becoming a board member enabled Lowrimore to take her commitment as a true senior advocate to a different level. Lowrimore was a nontraditional college student. She started classes in accounting when she was 28, at the same time her son started first grade. “He developed good study skills, as he liked to compete with me,” she says. Lowrimore also has a certificate of completion of the Senior Leadership Initiative from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Institute on Aging. She uses both for the best interest of BSRI.

Fun Facts Lowrimore collects books by her favorite author, Nicholas Sparks, and has several signed copies. She does most of her reading on her Kindle. “It’s always with me,” she says. —Beth Klahre


Behind the Scenes



Meet the BSRI Board PATTI SACCHETTI Board Secretary

JOYCE CASTEEN Board Treasurer

Patti Sacchetti has been on the BSRI board of directors for three years, initially as an elected member, then appointed to represent Brunswick County District 5 two years ago. She is a retired regional long-term care ombudsman. She also sits on the board of directors for FOR (formerly Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care), a statewide advocacy organization that promotes quality of life and quality of care for those receiving long-term care services. Patti has a love of learning and earned her bachelor of social work degree at the age of 53, and a master’s in gerontology at the age of 58.

Fun Facts Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in the northeast, but my mother’s family is from Salisbury, North Carolina. The family migrated north during the depression looking for work. What motivates you? What motivates me and keeps me up at night is need: the need for voices to be heard, to make a change for good, to see an end to social injustice, to make a difference. With two grandsons adopted from Ethiopia, the ongoing racial violence is forefront in my heart and mind today. As a mother and a grandparent I feel these conversations should not need to be held with children, but I know they must be. —Joan Leotta

Joyce “Joy” Casteen joined BSRI’s board of directors in 2016 to make a positive impact on the lives of seniors in Brunswick County. She’s a North Carolina native who spent her childhood in Ocean Isle Beach appreciating the sights and sounds of life on the water. Casteen is retired from a records and document management position at Brunswick Nuclear Plant. She studied at Brunswick Community College and Miller-Motte College and has associate degrees in science and accounting.

Fun Facts What was your first car? A Plymouth Fury. Where did you grow up? On the Intracoastal Waterway facing Ocean Isle Beach with a view of the scrub oaks, sand dunes, water traffic, swing bridge, and a herd of goats that managed the vegetation. What was your first job? I worked at the Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier Grill at age 11. What motivates you? My family, solving challenges, and making a difference. What is something people don’t know about you? I enjoy water skiing, home remodeling, repurposing furniture, and out-of-the-ordinary sewing projects like dance costumes, swimsuits, and prom dresses. Cat or dog? Dog. Plain or pepperoni? Plain. Night or day person? Night. —Holly Tate


Behind the Scenes



Guidance and Expertise: Meet the BSRI Board MARY ANN DUGAN Board Member Mary Ann DuGan has served on the board of directors since early 2019, soon after she and her husband, Chuck, moved to Calabash from Pennsylvania. Serving as a BSRI board member has allowed her to continue to serve older adults. She’s learning more about the needs of and services for seniors living at home in Brunswick County. She also volunteers and serves as secretary for Brunswick County’s Nursing Home & Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. DuGan retired after more than 30 years of leadership experience in senior independent living and personal care communities. She has volunteered with senior support organizations including the Bucks County, Pa., Long-term Care Consortium, and PACE, a prescription assistance program for older adults. DuGan has a bachelor’s degree in gerontology from the University of Scranton and a master’s degree in aging services from the University of Massachusetts.

JOHN INGRAHAM Board Member and Former Chairman of the Board John Ingraham joined BSRI’s board of directors in 2006 and is now its longeststanding member. He credits his parents with inspiring him to serve: They allowed him to see how income affects the nutritional needs of older adults in Brunswick County. He developed a passion for creating ways to meet these needs, adding centers where congregate meals could be served, meals delivered to seniors’ homes, and more. Today Ingraham serves as chair of BSRI’s business development committee, which works to generate income that’s used to provide meals and other services for Brunswick County seniors. Ingraham’s career also reflects his passion for helping older adults. His business, John Ingraham LLC, offers financial education and planning for seniors and retirees. He is a graduate of Curry College with a degree in finance and communications.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts What book are you reading now? “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane. Where did you grow up? Richboro, Pa. What was your first job? A waitress in a long-term care facility. What is something people don’t know about you? I’m a fraternal twin with six older siblings. I have three children and seven grandchildren. —Holly Tate

What was your first car? A ’57 Chevy for $200. What keeps you up at night? How will we feed people in need? Where did you grow up? Hingham, Mass. What was your first job? Golf course caddy. What motivates you? Helping people. Kindle or book? Book. Favorite cookie? Oreo. —Holly Tate

Behind the Scenes

Myong Jensen brings a distinguished record of top-notch professional experience and education to the board of BSRI. She has a master’s degree in systems management and bachelor’s degrees in computer science and business. Jensen held numerous senior executive positions in information technology for Fortune 500 companies including Grumman Aerospace Corporation, NCR Corporation and SAIC. In 2005, she formed Information Technology Solutions and Consulting LLC, an award-winning womanowned small business providing consulting and analytical services for multiple industries. In 2017, Jensen sold her company and relocated from Virginia to Ocean Isle Beach. “I was taught early on to be compassionate and to respect elders. That philosophy was paramount in my decision to join the board,” Jensen says. “I feel extremely fortunate to have found an organization that is dedicated to promoting the well-being and enhancing the quality of life for all senior adults in Brunswick County.”

What motivates you? Hearing about history from those who lived during those times is especially interesting. Jensen is motivated by intellectually stimulating conversations and learning. What are you reading? I am currently reading “The Last Lion” by William Manchester and Paul Reid in preparation for a trip to England. First car? My first car was a deep green V8 Chevy Malibu, purchased in 1974. I could take off in no time and run fast. I have a good memory of the car. I still love it. —Beth Klahre

Ella Jane Marston has been on the board of BSRI for one year. Marston says, “I love helping people, especially those who are not able to help themselves or who have no family.” She is a genuine local, living today on the exact property in Bolivia where she was raised. She has fond memories of her childhood. “I didn’t realize how fortunate we were. Even in our rural town, there were always friends around. We played basketball together, went trick or treating and hung out eating watermelon. We just had good times together.” Marston earned her degree at University of North Carolina Wilmington followed by a 38-year career as an accounting manager at Archer-DanielsMidland Company, previously owned by Pfizer. Today she is the mayor of the town of Bolivia.

What are you reading? “Someone Like You” by Karen Kingsbury. I really enjoy all of her books because she reminds us that God has a plan for each one of us. Plain or pepperoni? Meat lover’s pizza. Favorite cookie? Pecan shortbread. Morning person or night person? I’m a day person, if I sleep late, I feel like I have lost half of my day. —Beth Klahre



Behind the Scenes


Guidance and Expertise: Meet the BSRI Board CLIVE MEERHOLZ Board Member Clive Meerholz joined the BSRI board of directors in 2019. He is retired from the biochemical industry, and also volunteers with Meals on Wheels. He became a board member as a way to provide a necessary link between the board and the Meals on Wheels program. Meerholz went to the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and then on to the Imperial College in London, England for a PhD in organic chemistry. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry, first in England, and beginning in 1995, in Chapel Hill, where he moved with with his wife and two boys. He retired in 2013 after 43 years in the industry and moved to Brunswick Forest in Leland in 2015.

Fun Facts

Benoni, just east of Johannesburg in South Africa, and have been a citizen of three countries: South Africa, the United Kingdom, and now, the United States. Favorite season? After all these years in the United States, I still find the summers hot and humid. So my favorite season is spring, which I enjoy with a nice hot cup of tea and a piece of fruitcake.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the small town of

—Joan Leotta


DAN BRUNEAU Board Member

Kelli Lovett joined the BSRI board on June 26. She is the co-owner and manager of Coral Tree Salon and Day Spa in Ocean Isle Beach. She previously worked in sales and marketing, and is a licensed real estate agent in South and North Carolina.

Dan Bruneau is a newbie and was just appointed to the board on June 26. He previously volunteered with BSRI helping to develop the new websites for the thrift stores.

Lovett has a B.A. from Peace College and a master’s in public administration from Walden University. While looking for volunteer opportunities, Lovett saw an email from the Chamber of Commerce announcing that BSRI was looking for volunteers. “I started helping [Volunteer Coordinator] Sarah Powell with some administrative work, and she thought the board might be a good fit for me,” Lovette says.

Bruneau recently started a consulting business in communications and professional development. He retired in 2018 after 24 years working in communications for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He also worked in public affairs at RDU Airport and as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Wisconsin and North Carolina. He earned a B.A. at the University of WisconsinEau Claire and a J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Fun Facts

Fun facts

What book are you reading now? A biography about Ghengis Khan and his impact on the modern world.

What is something people don’t know about you? I’m an owner of the Green Bay Packers, holding all of one share of stock in the team.

Cat or dog? Dogs! I have a 9-year-old lab mix named Lily. I’m also allergic to cats so it’s an easy decision.

Plain or pepperoni? Pepperoni without question.

In the Garden

By Pat Naughton There are several advantages to growing plants in containers: 

Containers can be placed a level that allow easy access for those with physical limitations.

The environment of the plant can be changed by moving the plant from sun to shade.

For homeowners who do not have a large yard, container plants offer a great alternative to in-ground gardening.

Start by selecting the appropriate type of container for the plant. For drought-tolerant plants, select a porous or semi-porous container. Clay and unglazed ceramic pots are porous. Wood containers are semi-porous. These types of containers lose moisture more frequently and are appropriate for succulents and cacti. Plastic, metal, and fiberglass pots are nonporous. Pots of these materials hold water well and are lightweight and can be easily moved. All pots should have drain holes near the bottom. If the container is sitting on a solid surface, like a patio, then make drainage holes on the side. Choosing a larger container will benefit root growth and the soil will not dry out as fast. Use a potting mix instead of soil from the yard. Soil from the yard often retains too much water, has little pore space (for oxygen), and may contain harmful diseases and weeds.

There are many high-quality commercial potting mixes available. Some mixes contain a small amount of fertilizer which will get the plant off to a good start. The fertilizer will be short-lived and routine fertilizing will be needed. Media from old pots can be reused if the previous plant did not show any signs of disease. Liquid fertilizers are desirable after the plants are growing. This water-soluble fertilizer is a quick way to replace lost nutrients. Salt accumulation at the bottom of the pot may occur after prolong use of liquid fertilizers. If this observed, flush the soil by running water through it for several minutes. Controlled-release fertilizers have been coated by

Container gardening allows you to adjust the environment of your plants, easily moving them from sun to shade if needed. This porch garden features flowers, but vegetables also grow well in containers.

materials to reduce their immediate solubility. This type of fertilizer makes nutrients available for several months. It can be mixed in the media or sprinkled on top, called top dressing. Top dressing typically results in less nutrient loss since the nutrients must travel through the soil which increases the chances that it will be adsorbed by the plant. Slow-release fertilizers are designed to release a bit of fertilizer over an extended period. You only need to apply them once or twice a season. This type of fertilizer may be too slow to release nutrients for fast-growing plants. One downside to this type of fertilizer is not being able to tell when it’s used up. You must watch for the plant to show distress and that it needs to be fed.

Place plants together in the same container that have similar environmental needs, such as light and water. This information can be found on the plant label or at the N.C. Extension Gardener Toolbox, https:// Container plants will dry out faster than in-ground plants. On sunny days plants may require water twice a day. More information on container plants can be found in the N.C. Extension Gardener Handbook which is available at NC Extension Gardener Container Gardening and NC Extension Edibles Container Gardening.

Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan


ome of us like to have a variety of books around to dip into as the mood strikes. Sometimes you want to learn more about the world—and then again, sometimes you really don’t. Our August book reviews offer suggestions for both types of reading. For those who want to live happily as long as possible, Successful Aging (2020) has the latest research on getting older and protecting our brains. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin notes that “Eighty really is the new 60” and “This is the best time in history to be alive and aging.” Learn how cognitive abilities like pattern recognition, crystallized intelligence, and accumulated knowledge are at top strength in older adults—and the peak age of happiness “tends to be about 82.” Nutshell review: Dr. Levitin’s conversational writing style lightens his scientific presentation. Redhead by the Side of the Road (2020) is a wonderful distraction to self-quarantine. Anne Tyler’s oeuvre reveals a talented novelist whose books present a

dilemma: read straight through or savor over time. This was a nonstop, page-turning delight on a gray day. Believable characters, excellent exposition, and themes of isolation, loneliness, and fear fed right into present-time vibes. Nutshell review: Too-slender (novella length) story of everyday people and less-thaneveryday events, with messages of hope and joy. Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham (2019) pulls open the USSR’s Iron Curtain in a long, technical narrative based on 10 years of research. The unfolding events read like a mystery novel: The chronology is straightforward, and the maps, schematics and epilogue provide guidance and closure. Nutshell review: Dense exposé of tragic, deadly events created by an inept, obfuscating bureaucracy. Diane Chamberlain’s Big Lies in a Small Town (2020) has alternating timelines of two white artists linked by a black artist. The action is slow and the plot is cliché at best. Topics of racism, sexism, and abuse are not

well-served by the flighty, predictable female protagonists’ actions and reactions. Nutshell review: The reviews promised more than the book delivered. If you can imagine statusobsessed suburban moms hunting the undead, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (2020) is right up your alley. True to the Southern Gothic genre, author Grady Hendrix hits every note— irony, dark humor, and flawed humans who slowly work up gumption to handle a spooky problem. Nutshell review: Snarky satirical horror makes a good (chilling!) summer read. At press time, Brunswick County libraries remain closed, but all five branches offer curbside pickup. Use the online catalog or call to put books, magazines, movies, audiobooks, and music CDs on hold. The library will contact you once they are available. When you arrive to pick up, call and they will be brought outside with no direct contact necessary. Place returns in the book drop or hold on to them until reopening—no fines will be charged.


Ash Senior Site / Volunteers Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar

Calendar is subject to change Caroline McLeod, 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




Phone pals needed!




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

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

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles




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

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

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles




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

09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Excercises 11:30 Relaxation 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles

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




What: Volunteers are needed to call 1 or 2

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

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

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

clients that they will be paired with weekly to check in on them. The volunteer will report back to the case management team if needed.


BSRI is working toward creating more virtual volunteer opportunities. Connection is everything! So we want to create a program where we connect lives! Phone pals is the perfect way to do this. Doing a phone call reassurance program lead by volunteers enables us to check on our clients more often. It also helps prevent loneliness, fraud, abuse, etc. among our homebound seniors. We are asking members of the community to step up and help us with this initiative. Currently we have 50 or so people on our list of people who need a friendly call each week, but we have only three volunteers. We must have more to be able to bring this important project to scale! We invite you to look within yourself: Are you are connected to life, to people, to your community? If the answer is no, consider this opportunity, to serve others, but ultimately serve yourself and your connection to purpose!


This volunteer opportunity is super flexible. Volunteers can call their clients from their home on their cell. Volunteers can choose what day of the week they call their clients, as long as they are making a point of contact each week. Interested in volunteering? email Or apply online at Or text (910) 880-2777


Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site BSRI Nutrition Program at Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department 1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 910-363-0018

August 2020 Monday

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

*For more info call or email Sara at 910-363-0276 or* **Schedule is Subject to Change** Tuesday




3 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

4 6:00pm Line Dance Club at Spring Lake Park

5 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

6 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

7 14 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

10 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

11 6:00pm Line Dance Club at Spring Lake Park

12 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

13 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

14 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

17 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

18 6:00pm Line Dance Club at Spring Lake Park

19 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

20 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

21 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

24 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

25 6:00pm Line Dance Club at Spring Lake Park

26 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

27 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

28 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch

31 8am Move & Groove 9am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga


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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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






DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Adult Coloring, Coffee w/Friends, Fitness Room, Table Games, Knitting/Crocheting & more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time

Country 8:45 Zumba GOLD 8:00 Zumba $3 9:15 9:00 TCF Chair 10:30 20/20/20 Class $6 60 ppl max. 10:30 9:15 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 10:00 Gentle Pilates $3 8:00

20/20/20 60 ppl max.


Tai Chi

Geri-Fit 45 ppl max.



Chair Conditioning 9:30 45 ppl max.

10:30 20/20/20

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

Dulcimer Group Crafts with Mary Ballroom Dance Beginner Ballroom Dance


Hoop It Up! $3 45 ppl max.

10:30 Line Dancing

11:00 Seated Tai Chi 10:30 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max.

(Meet at Little River United Methodist Church)

Country Zumba $3

10:30 Geri-Fit

60 ppl max.

Bring stability ball

12p Lunch 12:30 ^Bridge Group

BINGO $0.50


12p Lunch

12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 12:45 Hand & Foot 12:45 Line Dancing 12:30 Yoga Card Game 12:30 Mah Jongg Grp 1:00 BINGO $0.50 12:30 ^Beginner Mah Jongg 1:30 ^Beginner Dulcimer 1:00 Mexican Train 12:45 Knit & Crochet Grp 1:30 Yin Yoga $4







6 4 5 National Wiggle Your U.S. Coast Guard Day National Oyster Day Toes Day A big “thank you” to all Funny video of kids who have served, past trying oysters for the 1st Toes exercise on next page and present! time on next page!


10 National S’mores Day Recipe on next page

12 11 Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Sometime between the 11th & 13th this year

14 National Creamsicle Day

National Watermelon Day How to know to pick the perfect watermelon on next page.

17 19 18 National Thriftshop Day World Daffodil Day National Potato Day Check out BSRI’s Thrift See how you can Recipe on next page Stores in Calabash or celebrate on next page Shallotte 24

31 Happy Birthday to all who were born in August!


National Lighthouse Day NC’s Lighthouses on next page

20 21 World Mosquito Day National Senior Link for plants that repel Citizens Day mosquitos on next page Check next page for info

25 27 28 26 Just Because Day • Chinese Valentine’s Women’s Equality Day Stuffed Green Bell Day Do something nice for Peppers Day • National Banana Split someone, just because! Recipes on next page Day Share your act with us:

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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

How to pick the perfect watermelon: “Thank you” to our U.S. Coast Guard : Kids vs Oysters: Toe/Foot Exercises: N.C.’s Lighthouses: Peanut Butter S’mores Recipe: 2019’s Perseid Meteor Shower: BSRI’s Thrift Stores (in store OR online): World Daffodil Day: Did you know that Daffodil Days are held to raise awareness of cancer? Are you wondering how

you can celebrate? We suggest donating to the Cancer Research Institute by visiting ♥ Healthy (and yummy) Herb Potato Salad: Plants to place out in your yard that help repel mosquitos: Although BSRI treats every day like Senior Citizens Day, here’s a link to share with you in honor of Senior

Citizens Day. It includes places that may offer discounts/specials and when they are offered: Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Recipes: 1) 2) (Vegetarian & Gluten Free) utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=659352620_25911878 _189708 Take a look at a pre-COVID gathering with the Ballroom Dance Preservation:

To view virtual programs currently being offered by Calabash instructors, please visit: We encourage you to participate in virtual programs offered by other centers, too! Simply visit https:// and click on the various center tabs across the top of the webpage. We want to keep you active, even in the comfort of your home!

☺☺☺ Donations and contributions help us make things possible and are truly appreciated! If you are able, please visit and click on the red DONATE tab at the top of the page.

AUGUST 2020 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427

The Brunswick Center at Calabash ~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director



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

Our Volunteers, MaryBeth Ribar & Pat Moore, will be starting the Caregiver Support Group back up beginning this month. Until the centers reopen, this program will be offered virtually on Zoom the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2:00. If you would like to join the Support Group, please give us a call at (910) 754-7427 to be added to receive notifications specific to Support Groups. This is how we will keep you informed & give you the info you need to join the virtual group.


The Brunswick Center at Calabash has been awarded Senior Center of Excellence! We want to first thank our SCOPE Volunteer, Mary Norris, for assisting our team in this process. We are so grateful for all of the time and effort she so happily put in to ensure the Brunswick Calabash Center received this outstanding award. A big “thank you” to each of our instructors, volunteers, staff, and participants for all that they have done to truly make this place EXCELLENT! It is always our goal is to make the Brunswick Center at Calabash a place where all feel welcome and leave happier, healthier, and stronger. We couldn’t have done any of this without you and your support!





Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic


lder people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, which may result in increased stress during a crisis. Here are a few things you can do to cope with that stress: Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories and social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.


Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.


Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.


Connect with others. Talk with people you trust

about your concerns and how you are feeling. 

Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY: 1-800-846-8517). Submitted by R. Tarquinio, as taken from the website

These Five Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Your Brain Health


eel better and improve your memory! Combining healthy lifestyle behaviors was associated with substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a study that included nearly 3,000 research participants. Those who adhered to four or all five healthy behaviors had a 60 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s. The behaviors were: 

physical activity


not smoking


light-to-moderate alcohol consumption


a high-quality diet


cognitive activities

Funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, this research was published in the June 17, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. —from the June issue of NC Registry for Brain Health

CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check for updates AUGUST 2020 121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 28451 910-754-7701

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

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ Center Hours Mondays 8a - 5p Tues - Fri 8a - 4p

Join us for some Virtual Fun! Interested in Keeping Fit? Join Us for WORK IT OUT WEDNESDAY! Tune in to Jade, Cer fied Therapeu c Recrea on Specialist, every Wednesday to learn a new exercise that will be incorporated into that week’s Fun Fit Friday workout that will be posted on our BSRI YouTube Channel, Facebook page and also on the BSRI website,!

Join Us for FUN FIT FRIDAY! Tune in to Jade, Cer fied Therapeu c Recrea on Specialist, every Friday for a 30‐minute exercise that will be posted on our BSRI YouTube Channel, Facebook page and also on the BSRI website,!

Interested in Mindfulness? Join Us for MINDFULNESS MEDITATION! The term ‘mindfulness’ has been used to refer to a moment‐to‐moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment. Mindfulness prac ce is known reduce stress, boost working memory, and increase focus and cogni ve flexibility. Tune in to Jade, Cer fied Therapeu c Recrea on Specialist, every Tuesday to prac ce this art, posted on our BSRI YouTube Channel, Facebook page and also on the BSRI website,!


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

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

Mallory, our nutritionist, is offering additional programing through our BSRI YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, and website Try

it Out Tuesday Healthy and affordable recipes


Wednesday Mallory’s MONTHLY nutrition class

Low Calories

with Mallory Video MONTHLY on low calorie recipes Instructions

Are you in the Christmas spirit but realizing that it’s only August?! Go outside, enjoy some fresh air, let’s get started! You Will Need: Pinecone Acrylic Markers Stick On Stars & Gems White Doily

1.Color the tips of the pinecone with the acrylic marker 2.Stick on the adhesive stars, gems 3.Attach the white doily as a base 4.Display it!


The Brunswick Center at Leland


Blackout Poetry Blackout poetry is when a page of text — usually an ar cle from a newspaper — is completely blacked out (colored over with permanent marker so that it is no longer visible) except for a select few words. When only these words are visible, a brand new story is created from the exis ng text. Awesome, right?! 1.Skim your page of words. Don't read carefully, as the point is just to grab an idea from the words, not take them in. Find a word, phrase, or general theme that you like. 2.Go through and lightly circle the words or phrases you might want to use. Grab a blank piece of paper and write them down in order, then read through them. Cross out the words you don't want. If you need a few connec ng words (like "a", "the", "it", etc.) then dive back in and see if you can find them between the words you want to connect. You o en can. 3.Go back through your poem and boldly box the words you are keeping with pen, sharpie, dark pencil, etc. Erase any circles around words you don't want. 4. Read through your final poem. Sketch in a few images or symbols on your page that relate to the theme of your poem. Now it's me to start blackening. Using a sharpie, pen, or pencil, black out everything that is NOT a word in your poem or one of your own sketches. 5.Finally, share your poetry!

Would you want to be a part of virtual Java with Jade, Assistant Center Director?

IF YES, email or call (910) 754-7701. She cannot wait to hear from you!



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

Senior Activity Calendar August 2020






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Faye Wrench 8/2 Barbara Weese 8/9 Jane Patten 8/11 Linda Brummett 8/18 Keni Lariviere 8/18 Debra Inglis 8/20 David VanRyn 8/29 3 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

4 5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

5 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

6 7 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

10 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

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

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

13 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

17 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 24 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

18 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

19 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

20 21 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

25 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

26 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

27 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


3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 1002

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte


—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Teresa Nelson, Center Director Blair Stanley, Assistant Director

Center Hours: Wednesday Mon., Tues., 7:00am Thurs., Friday 4:00pm 7:00am - 3:00pm

Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





“Never regret anything that made you smile..” ‐ Mark Twain 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner/ Intermediate 10:30 Line Dancing 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/ Dean

8:30 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:00 1:00 1:00 2:00

Gentle Yoga ($5) Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics w/Angela Basic Line Dancing Lunch Tai Chi w/ Dean Cash Bingo Tai Chi Forms With Dean ($5)

10:00 Beginner Bridge 10:00 Tabata w/Shelley 10:00 Intermediate/ Advanced Line Dancing 11:00 Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/ Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bridge 1:00 Shopping

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

Zumba Gold w/ Kathryn Beginner Yoga w/ Kathryn Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics Lunch Art Class w/Joan Mahjong Tai Chi w/Dean

9:00 Pilates w/Angela 10:00 Tabata w/Shelley 10:00 Brains & Balance ($5) 11:30 11:30 12:15 12:00

BP Checks Lunch Bingo Movie 4th Friday of the month

*Calendar subject to change* *Contribu ons are always appreciated* *Boost available for purchase*

We are so proud of our volunteers who have stepped up to the plate throughout COVID‐19. We absolutely could not do what we do without the help of all of you. As a thank‐you, we held a small barbecue dinner to show our apprecia on for all of your hard work. We prac ced social distancing like pros by staying 6 feet apart and wearing our masks!


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 1002

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Teresa Nelson, Center Director Blair Stanley, Assistant Director

Day of Hope was a wonderful event. We partnered with Brunswick Christian Recovery Center at First Baptist Church in Shallotte. We gave out 1,200 hot meals, 1,500 boxes of produce, and 4,000 gallons of milk. We worked with amazing volunteers who came out to serve their community.

Center Hours: Wednesday Mon., Tues., 7:00am Thurs., Friday 4:00pm 7:00am - 3:00pm

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

Getting ready to pass out boxes of produce to our curbside pickup in Shallotte!

Get Connected Tea with Teresa, Center Director, August 18th. Bring your questions, concerns, ideas, and feedback! Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to

Poetry Corner


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte


Pictured above: Angela’s exercise class outside!! Le and below: Our 4th of July adult coloring contest for homebound friends had a wonderful response! We couldn't pick only one so we chose 3. At le is our 1st place winner, Virgie Poulos; on the bo om le is 1st runner‐up Jane Sievers; and on the bo om right is 2nd runner‐up Loy Heath.




STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: COCKTAILS AND MOCKTAILS ACROSS 1. Angelou and Rudolph 6. Mason's load 9. Bobby Picke 's "Monster ____" 13. Infec on from contaminated water or food 14. Formerly Cassius Clay 15. Slow, musically speaking 16. ____ Ste. Marie, Ontario 17. Bonding words 18. Like dra beer 19. *Cognac, orange liqueur, lemon juice 21. *Tropical cocktail favorite 23. Mo on of approval 24. *Home of pisco sour 25. Smoker's residue 28. Big bu e 30. *It has both white and dark rum 35. Popular BBQ side 37. Pea houses 39. *Hold your drink alo in honor 40. "Downton Abbey" countess 41. Subject of 17th century Dutch mania 43. Cote d'Azur locale 44. Teatro alla Scala offering 46. Sushi selec on 47. Kind of jeans fit 48. *She famously disliked the eponymous drink 50. Chesterfield or ulster 52. Bro's sib 53. Long and lean 55. Pe ng spot 57. *Negroni and boulevardier ingredient 61. Time for the big bowl games 65. Unethical loaner's pracce 66. Designed to guarantee

equal rights 68. Cooler manufacturer 69. #38 Down, pl. 70. Atlan c catch 71. Musical ensemble 72. Rodeo Drive tree 73. It's of the beholder 74. Rose a Stone, e.g. DOWN 1. Difficult situa on 2. An oxidant-rich berry 3. Common contrac on 4. Kind of wrench 5. TV's popular portmanteau 6. Let it down to relax? 7. *____ fashioned 8. D in LED 9. Take-out handout 10. Nay sayer 11. Sun, e.g. 12. Indigenous people of northeast Arizona 15. *Nespolino fruit 20. Highly skilled 22. Elbow rest 24. Portable lock 25. Fancy e 26. Ski run 27. Sheik's bevy 29. *Whiskey ___ 31. Charged par cles 32. Flip side, pl. 33. Binary digits code 34. Things on a list 36. "Star Trek" speed 38. Fodder holder 42. Eloise's residence 45. Quiets 49. O s organ 51. *Popular mixer, pl. 54. Brother's daughter 56. Should 57. Turning point 58. World's largest con nent 59. *To warm wine or cider and add spices 60. Junior ball 61. Green gemstone 62. Burn-soothing plant 63. Agitate 64. Yesteryear 67. *First name in cola and grenadine






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

MONDAY 3 National Watermelon Day!


Motivational Monday


TUESDAY 4 Recipe of the month

WEDNESDAY 5 National Oyster Day

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

THURSDAY 6 Fresh Breath Day

FRIDAY 7 Lighthouse Day Click HERE to check out “Old Baldy” Click HERE to learn about the Oak Island Lighthouse

Click the logo above to see what it is!

Click photo for recipe!

Click photo for article


12 Walk with me Wednesday


Virtual Field Trip


V/J Day

Left Handers Day

Click HERE to get your week started!

Click the photo for a tour of the Australia Zoo! 17 Thrift Shop Day

18 Remember the Censue!

Click the BSRI logo to check out the deals in our Click the Census logo if you need help with thrift stores! Online shopping is available! yours! 24 Mindful Monday

Click the photo for a beautiful tropical walk

Click photo to learn more about the day!

19 20 Check out our online Click HERE to Exercise programs! with Exercise for Seniors Lucy!

Exercise for Seniors

26 25 Chair exercises Chat with the Directors!

Click this iconic photo for a short history lesson. 21

Click the logo above to see class offerings! 28 27 International Lottery Day Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Day!

Click HERE to sign up to attend a Zoom meeting to catch up with Melissa and Jackie! Click photo to start your week off with a mindful meditation! 31 Happy Birthday to our August babies!

Click the cake


Click photo to do some chair exercises!

Go pick a winning number today!

Click photo for recipe


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

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

Sweet Surprises! On Friday, June 29th, the Southport crew hosted a baby shower for our very own Casey Freed. A good me was had by all. Even our therapy volunteer Olive dressed for the occasion with her pink bow and flowered mask! Casey and her husband, Rick, welcomed sweet Ahre Morgan Freed on Friday, July 10th. The baby weighed 6lbs 12oz. Welcome to our BSRI family, Ahre, and congratula ons Casey and Rick!!


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

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

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

Grateful Hearts Abound in Southport! Counting Blessings! Pictured left are the many donations of canned proteins made to the Southport center for our food boxes that go out monthly to those in need. Pictured right are the lovely people who showed up for a parking lot meeting. Masks were worn before and after this photo op!

Giving thanks for our Southport family! Thank you, Novant! A big thank you to Paige Lippard with Novant Health for her generous donation of masks for all of our senior centers. The masks are pictured left, and from left to right in the picture on the right are Paige Lippard and Jackie Knott. We scheduled a drive-thru pickup for our interested seniors and were able to give them all away! We are so grateful!


Thrift Store Volunteers Needed! Why:

BSRI owns two thrift stores, one in Shallotte and one in Calabash. Why do nonprofits own thrift stores? Nonprofits rely on grants to continue funding their mission and programs, but grants come and go. For BSRI this is also true. Grants, although very helpful, are not always consistent, and nonprofits need a reliable source of revenue. There are ways a nonprofit can build capacity and expand reach. Thrift stores and generating profit at those stores to pour back into the organization is a great way to secure revenue.

What: Volunteers are needed to take 3-hour shifts at our Shallotte store, to come in and sort through donations, help place items on the floor, help customers etc. We of course are following guidelines to help protect our staff and volunteers from Covid-19. We continue to operate safely! Volunteers are vital in the success of this thrift store.

When: We work with our volunteers to be flexible with their schedule and help them pick one day a week and one shift.

Mon– Friday Shifts are: 10-1 pm 1– 4pm Interested in volunteering? Email Or apply online at Or text (910) 880-2777


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604


Full Sturgeon Moon







US Coast Guard Day

Seated Tai Chi


National Oyster Day

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director




12 Nutrition with Mallory



20 Click on the picture for tips to improve your blood pressure




Caregiver's Support Group

Line Dancing

National Senior Citizens Day

Drum Circle 24


Jigsaw Puzzle!

August Birthdays



Virtual Day Trip

Have a Laugh!

The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604


Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director


August 2020 - ZOOM Schedule Monday Let's Chat! August 10 and 24 2:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 979 6173 8410 Password: 834272

Tuesday Yoga w/ Emily 9:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 999 5807 0422 Password: 486423 Pilates w/ Nancy 10:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 970 9785 7885 Password: 400097 *What's Happening at Supply Center! August 11, 2020 3:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 950 7380 9745 Password: 908206

Wednesday Seated Tabata/Stretch It Out w/ Angela 10:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 986 6408 3223 Password: 943116



Balance - Core - Strength w/ Nancy 10:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 946 5324 1597 Password: 746172

*Breakfast Book Club w/ Jillian Aug 28, 2020 10:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 970 1772 2813 Password: 637688

*Hired Hands Band August 12 at 11:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 952 8646 0417 Password: 571379

Each Zoom class *(besides What’s Happening at Supply Center, Hired Hands band and Breakfast Book Club) will be reoccurring in August. Each class now has the same meeting link, Meeting ID and Password that will be the same during August. *Regarding at home activities and programs shared in this calendar: Individuals who choose to use these resources to exercise, stretch, etc. assume any and all risk of accident or injury that may occur from participation. Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI), its staff, instructors, volunteers and representatives shall be held harmless and not liable for any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind whatsoever. If you are unsure a program is appropriate for you based on physical ability, previous injury, etc. please seek a doctor’s advice before participating. In order for The Brunswick Center at Supply to have a record of your agreement, please click here, acknowledge that you have read the disclaimer, type your name and email to Jillian. We will print the email to keep on file. If you are not a member of BSRI Supply Center, please click here to complete a Client Registration Form. You can mail, scan, or arrange to drop off the completed form so that we can issue your membership ID. Thank you!

The Brunswick Center at Supply Click on the YouTube icon to listen to the Hired Hands Band! The band performs virtual concerts every month at the Supply Center!

One of our most active participants stopped by the Supply Center, knocked on our office window and exclaimed “HELLO, I just want to see you! I miss you all!� What a great treat to see Marian Walker! Marian! You made our day!!! Congratulations to Melissa Starr and the Supply Center staff for being certified as a Senior Center of Excellence. This badge of honor and additional funding is rewarded through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services!

Congratulations to Debra Lewis who is the winner of our Home Bingo! COVID19 has made it difficult to stay in daily contact and keep our Home Delivered Meals (HDM) clients. Sherrill Jolly, Supply administrative assistant, used the centers REGROUP platform to play At Home BINGO! The game began by having drivers deliver bingo cards to all the HDM recipients. Then, after creating a Regroup section for these clients, the calls began. Two numbers are announced each day. The game has been a win-win for the center: Clients know we care about you and hear from us on a daily basis, and the center still gets to interact with you every day.

CENTERS ARE CLOSED—See new schedule notes below—Check for updates 40


JULY 2020

What’s for Lunch?


Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors *Menus subject to change*

CONTRIBUTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! CONGREGATE MEALS ARE DELIVERED CURBSIDE on Mondays. You will receive one fresh meal as described in the Monday spaces below, plus four frozen meals. The frozen meals will vary.


HOME-DELIVERED MEALS are brought on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, you will receive one fresh meal as described in the Tuesday spaces below, plus one frozen meal. On Thursdays, you will receive one fresh meal as described in the Thursday spaces below, plus two frozen meals. Frozen meals will vary.



Each Monday, CONGREGATE MEALS: 1 hot, 4 frozen

Each Tuesday, HOME‐DELIVERED MEALS: 1 hot, 1 frozen

Each Thursday, HOME‐DELIVERED MEALS: 1 hot, 2 frozen

3 Sliced Ham Country Style Green beans Sweet Potato Casserole Applesauce Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 10 BBQ Chicken Breast Collard Greens Orange Mac & Cheese Peach Cobbler Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 17 Beef Hotdog Coleslaw Baked Beans Hotdog bun Jello w/ fruit Mustard Milk 2 % 24 Pork Cutlet w/ Gravy Great Northern Beans Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2% 31 Kielbasa Sausage w/ Peppers &Onions Sauerkraut Hotdog bun Spiced Pears Margarine Mustard Packet Milk 2%

4 Sliced Ham Country Style Green beans Sweet Potato Casserole Applesauce Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 11 BBQ Chicken Breast Collard Greens Orange Mac & Cheese Peach Cobbler Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 18 Beef Hotdog Coleslaw Baked Beans Hotdog bun Jello w/ fruit Mustard Milk 2 % 25 Pork Cutlet w/ Gravy Great Northern Beans Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2% 1 Kielbasa Sausage w/ Peppers &Onions Sauerkraut Hotdog bun Spiced Pears Margarine Mustard Packet Milk 2%

6 Turkey and Cheese on wheat Le uce and Tomato Potato Salad Mayo, Mustard Chilled Pears Milk 2% 13 Baked Spaghetti Peas and Carrots Spiced Warm Apples Breadstick Milk 2 %

20 Baked Chicken Breast w/ Mush‐ room Gravy Broccoli Au Gratin Chilled Pears Mashed Potatoes Whole Wheat Roll Milk 2% 27 Cheeseburger Lettuce & Tomato Bagged Chips Ketchup & Mayo 4 “ Bun Diced Peaches 3 Mexican Fiesta Casserole Confe Corn Corn Bread Tropical Fruit Cinnamon Roll Sour Cream Milk 2%

Healthy Living

By Mallory Balice


hen we think of self-care we typically think of eating healthy and exercising. However, self-care is any activity that takes care of our mental and physical health. It is important to note why self-care is significant. Benefits of self-care: 

Relieves stress

Allows “Me Time”

Boosts immune system

Improves yourself Here are some ways to incorporate self-care:

Take a bath: This helps manages stress and gives you a moment to yourself. Meditate: Practice breathing strategies and stretches to help calm the mind.

Find a new hobby: Being creative will help you refocus your mind. Get active: Whether it is dancing, exercising, walking, or cleaning, take some time to move your body.


August 2020


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