The Coastal Buzz May 2022

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A division of BSRI

May 2022

The Coastal Buzz The Monthly Magazine of Coastal Carolina Active Living

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Contents

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CONTENTS Letter from Shallotte ................................. 5 News ............................................................ 7-9 Volunteer: Henry Bridgers ...................... 10 Wellness: Art for Healing ........................ 12 Community Partner: K2C ....................... 14 In the Garden ............................................. 15 Book: Teri M. Brown .................................. 16 Best Bites ...................................................... 22 Puzzles .......................................................... 30 SHIIP .............................................................. 34 What’s for Lunch? ..................................... 38 Case Management Assistance ............. 39

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SENIOR SITE CALENDARS Boiling Spring Lakes ................................ 18 Calabash ....................................................... 19 Leland ........................................................... 23 Oak Island ..................................................... 26 Shallotte ....................................................... 27 Southport .................................................... 31 Supply ........................................................... 35

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· Yvette Gosline, Chief Operating Officer

· Courtney Bledsoe, Director of Corporate Strategy · Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator · Sarah Powell, Director of Community Engagement · Anita Langin, Accounting Technician · Eddie Jackson, IT and Compliance Technology · Derissa Gore, Case Management Support Specialist · Mike McGurn, Manager of Thrift Store Operations

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Brunswick senior resources, Inc.

· Jim Fish, President & CEO

· Melody Stephens, Director of Operations

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3620 Express Dr., P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459

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· Jennifer Sherman, Vice President of Human Services

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www.bsrinc.org (910) 754-2300 (910) 754-9269 | Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Justin Benoy, Project Technician BSRI C /S S · Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Holley Norris, Calabash · Amy Segen, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Heather Puglisi, Calabash · Sharon Klouser, Calabash · Kate Livers, Nutrition Services Technician · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Brttany Steinkamp, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland

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· Caroline McLeod, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Jillian Hardin, Shallotte · Tonya Barnes, Shallotte · Laura Collins, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Teresa Muchler-Nogi, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Grace Consoli, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Casey Freed, Southport · Lora Britanik, Southport · Amber Ramsey, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Robert Hunt, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Tikila Morgan, Supply · Emma-Lou Edwards, Supply

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.


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Contributors

Born and raised in Wilmington, cover photographer Aline Harrell now lives in Boiling Spring Lakes. “I have enjoyed taking photos ever since I got my first Kodak at age 12,” Harrell says. A%er re&ring from SeaWay Prin&ng, she wanted to get more involved. She has won awards in the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and has had several prints in juried compe&&on in Florida. She has a-ended the photography class at the Brunswick Center at Southport.

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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 explores a new book about Ukraine on page 16, and look for her spring&me recipes on page 22. 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 Southport with her husband and their dog, Betsy. Beth highlights a special volunteer on page 10. 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. You’ll find Pat mucking about with bog plants on page 15. Jan Morgan-Swegle moved here from Ohio 11 years ago a%er re&ring from senior management roles in banking and insurance. She has been wri&ng for over 40 years and has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, focusing on stories related to family, women in business, and community events. She and her husband, Tony, live in Compass Pointe with their dog, Dixie. Jan inves&gates the Art for Healing program in Leland on page 12.

Justin Benoy Project Technician Justin’s role at BSRI includes landscaping, painting, construction, etc. He joined BSRI because he likes the way the organization is run. He’s motivated by his family. Justin grew up in Washington State. He had his first job when he was 6 years old: “I worked pulling weeds for an elderly couple who lived up the road from the farm I lived on. The man had dementia, and always wore five or six hats stacked on top of each other. His wife would pay me $5 to weed her garden,” Justin recalls. His first car was a Ford Mustang 11 and his first real job was doing landscape maintenance at an apartment complex when he was 15. Justin is a fan of Netflix, which sometimes keeps him up at night. He loves history, especially Indian history and Lewis and Clark history. He’s also fond of dogs, pepperoni pizza, and chocolate chip cookies.


Letter from shallotte

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ABOUT THE COVER

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Aging Your Way in May

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e celebrate Older Americans Month in May. This year’s theme is “Age My Way.” Older adults play a vital role in our community. We see many retirees who choose to volunteer their time, and others continue to remain in the workforce. Everyone is unique. The Brunswick Center at Shallotte has a diverse group of participants. Our center continues to grow in both the nutrition and health promotion programs.

Cover photo by Aline C. Harrell

Cover photographer Aline Harrell catches the evening light on the ocean. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer—the perfect me of year to go to the beach!

We are thankful for our volunteers who do a wide range of work such as instructing classes, assisting with kitchen prep, and delivering Meals on Wheels.

Nell Gore Arrives First

THE COASTAL BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org (910) 622-1036 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jillian Hardin, Beth Klahre, Joan Leotta, Mike McGurn, Tikila Morgan, Jan Morgan-Swegle, Pat Naughton, René Tarquinio CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Melissa Catlett, Jillian Hardin, Beth Klahre, Jan Morgan-Swegle, Melissa Starr, Mike McGurn ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin alangin@bsrinc.org Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org © 2022 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

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Amelia “Nell” Gore has volunteered with Coastal Carolina Active Living in Shallotte for nearly six years. Nell, who will turn 76 this month, is the first volunteer at the center in the mornings around 7:15 a.m. She makes three pots of coffee and tidies up before participants fill the congregate dining area. Once

Jillian Hardin, Director Coastal Carolina Ac ve Living, Shallo#e

the coffee is prepared, she eats her breakfast and knits until there is an activity class. “Oh, I enjoy taking the classes here like Line Dancing, Geri-Fit, Aerobics, using the gym and the day trips,” Nell says. “But my favorite thing to do is to make that coffee and have it ready for the people.” We also depend on Nell to help in the kitchen, sit at the front desk, and call bingo. YOUR WAY, con nued on page 6

Star ng the morning off right: Nell Gore makes coffee at the Coastal Carolina Ac ve Living center in Shallo e.


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YOUR WAY, con nued from page 5

It's typical to see Nell serving some of the participants who have a hard time standing in line or emptying trays. “I just like to keep busy and do things and socialize. I enjoy volunteering and hope to continue to serve.” Nell is aging her way!

Shop BSRI Thrift Stores!

Tom Swier at the Tables One of our frequent billiards players is Tom Swier. A retired pharmacist, Tom maintains his license and volunteered during the pandemic to give vaccine shots. Now he works part time and splits his time between Brunswick County and Guilford County as a truck driver. He is a professional billiards player. “It’s very important to me to stay active, meet new friends, and not become isolated,” Tom says. “When I worked full time, it was easy to socialize. When you retire, you have to push yourself to get out of the house and do something. I really love the Shallotte Center and the billiards room. The guys playing pool are very good players and professional, and I plan to be here more often now that you’re open until 7 p.m. on Thursday!” We have a weekly billiards tournament every Thursday. Tom is aging his way by staying active, choosing to remain in the workforce, shooting pool at our center, making new friends, and going to the gym five times a week. We try to offer a variety of activities and programs for residents 50 years and older. We serve lunch daily at 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in registering for a class or lunch, call 910-754-2300.

Jillian Hardin, Director Coastal Carolina Active Living, Shallotte

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

SHOP ONLINE: www.bsrincthrift.org DONATE your extra items to help senior programs and services in Brunswick County! For free pickup, call (910) 712-6458 VOLUNTEER at our thrift stores— it’s fun! Apply online at www.bsrinc.org/volunteers.html

Tom Swier stays ac ve at the billiards table at Coastal Carolina Ac ve Living in Shallo e.


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Governor Recognizes Our Volunteers

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wo Coastal Carolina Active Living volunteers were recently selected for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Program.

Albert Plant Albert Plant, volunteer at Coastal Carolina Active Living in Supply, was nominated by Center Director Melissa Starr. “Al has worked tirelessly in the Supply Senior Center kitchen Monday to Friday throughout the past year assisting with meal preparations to feed our homebound seniors through our Meals on Wheels Program,” Starr said. She called Plant “one of the most devoted and kind volunteers I have had the pleasure of working with. I wish we had a hundred Als, but we are grateful for our one and only.”

Barbara Morris Barbara Morris, volunteer at Coastal Carolina Active Living in Leland,, was nominated by Caroline McLeod.

Barabara Morris, le , and Albert Plant are among area seniors being recognized with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Albert volunteers in the Supply kitchen, and Barbara in the Leland kitchen. Congratula%ons and thanks for what you do!.

“You only have to ask and she is eager and ready to serve,” McLeod said of Morris. “Barbara is the volunteer backbone of our kitchen. Without her, our Meals on Wheels could not be nearly as successful, and my job of coordinating nutritious meals to needy senior citizens would become really difficult.” Leland staff added that Morris’

“compassion to serve and her most generous gift of time and effort epitomize the spirit of volunteerism.” On May 16, all area recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award will be honored at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Recipients will receive a pin and certificate from the governor.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

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ichard Winnie, or Dick as his friends call him, will be 96 come June. He is a member of the Hired Hands Band that regularly plays at BSRI locations. Mr. Winnie has more recently learned the guitar but can also play the saxophone and the clarinet. He is a recent member of the Hired Hands Band, playing guitar, singing and helping load and unload during setup and takedown of each performance (which can be a workout). It all of that isn’t impressive enough, Mr. Winnie was in the Army Air Corps during the World War II era. The Army Air Corps was the prequel to the U.S. Air Force. All I can say about this fellow veteran is that he sets an example for civilian AND military….KEEP ON TRUCKIN’!!! By Robert Hunt, USAF Veteran


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Thrift store throwback

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game! By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager

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aseball is back and so are baseball cards at our BSRI Shallotte store. As I write this on Opening Day, April 7, I am excited for the new season. And I’m happy to report that we recently received a donation of a large collection of baseball cards. As I look at the cards, which range from the early ’80s to the early 2000s, I’m immediately transported back to the good old days, especially when I come across an oversized 1985 Donruss Action Allstars set of cards. This set included some players who started back in the 60s with the likes of Pitchers Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Rollie Fingers (with his famous handlebar mustache), and Phil Niekro, the famous knuckle baller, who broke into the majors way back in 1964. It’s truly amazing that these guys were still active in 1985! Especially being pitchers! Other notable players in the set who broke into the big league in the ’70s include Dave Kingman, Robin Yount, Keith Hernandez, Buddy Bell, Dwight Evans, Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith, and Rich “Goose” Gossage, the famous and feared Yankee Reliever. The set also includes some well-known players who were rookies in the early 80s, like Fernando Valenzuela, Tony Gwynn, Don Mattingly, and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. These are all players that I was familiar with growing up, playing Little League ball and watching endless hours of baseball on TV.

The collection includes partial and complete sets from companies like Topps, Fleer, Donruss, and Victory. There is a complete set of Topps from 1994 and a set of Topps “Opening Day” Cards from 1999. The collection takes up two large boxes and is a treasure trove for card

collectors or even someone who is looking to start a collection for themselves or for a special youngster in the family. Stop by our Shallotte store and see if there are any left. They’re sure to transport you to the ball park and ball games of yesteryear!


BSRI News

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Medication and Wellness Program on Arthritis Please join your local Senior Center for the Medication and Wellness program on arthritis. You will learn exercises, healthy eating, and how to obtain your arthritis medication FREE to low-cost. Calabash Senior Center 05/05/2022 at 11:45 am Leland Senior Center 05/12/2022 at NOON Supply Senior Center 05/16/2022 at NOON Anyone can join the Medication and Wellness class whether you have arthritis or not. —Marilou Smith Medication Access Specialist

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Lawler Named to NC STHL

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runswick County once again has a delegate to the North Carolina Tar Heel Legislature (NC STHL). At its first general session of 2022, the NC STHL inducted Kathryn Lawler as Brunswick County’s delegate. Lawler is a retired registered nurse with 58 years’ experience in nursing, administration, and education. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Human Development, and Ph.D. in Psychology. A Brunswick County resident for 22 years, Lawler has also worked as a realtor for the last 15 years. She is actively involved in healthcare advocacy, serving on the Brunswick County Health and Human Services Advisory Committee and the NC Governor's Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke.

STHL Guides the General Assembly The purpose of the STHL is to identify the most pressing issues facing older adults in our state and propose legislation that will improve their quality of life to the NC General Assembly. “I am honored to be selected to serve on STHL as Brunswick County’s delegate and look forward to helping the senior citizens of our community,” Lawler said. “Living in southeastern North Carolina and working with the senior population in both health care and real estate, I have identified critical needs among this population. Additionally, I consider myself and my husband very active seniors and have

experienced personally the needs of the elderly.” Lawler is especially concerned about the scarcity of resources for geriatric psychiatric care, the quality of care in long-term facilities, the need for affordable services for dementia and memory care, the cost of medications, need for affordable housing, and the growing problem of elder abuse. Lawler’s addition to the NC STHL will give her a powerful platform to work towards improving the quality of life for older adults not only in Brunswick, but across the entire state. She welcomes opportunities to speak with residents, stakeholders, and community groups in the county in support of her role as an advocate for older adults. For more information, contact Kathryn Lawler at klawler147@gmail.com or 910-279-4802. Additionally, visit ncseniortarheellegislature.org.

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Volunteer spotlight

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Wrap ’n’ Ro Kitchen Dishwasher Packs and Delivers Meals. And Washes the Pots, Too! By Beth A. Klahre

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eading mentor at Southport Elementary School. Fundraiser for United Way. Volunteer sailing instructor for Cape Fear Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program. Brunswick Players and Brunswick Little Theater member. Volunteer for Stage II Productions at the Historic Amuzu Theater. Volunteer for Up Your Arts. Meals on Wheels substitute driver. And if that’s not enough, there is even more in Henry Bridgers’ parade of volunteer work! Since 2016, Henry has been a volunteer in the kitchen at The Brunswick Center at Southport. It was around that time that the kitchen was consolidated into the main kitchen for most of the Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. sites. Henry joined the crew as a dishwasher. “That is a rather loose description of my duties,” Henry says. “I pack meals, help with cooking and cleaning, and do just about anything else you might think happens in the workings of a cafeteria.” The Brunswick Center at

Southport director Melissa Catlett couldn’t agree more. She says, “Henry literally does anything and everything in the kitchen to help out. He is amazing.”

Man on the Move Henry was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the oldest of four children and the only son. He spent several weeks every summer at his family beach house in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he eventually returned to raise his own family. College at Western Kentucky University was interrupted by the draft for the Vietnam War. He joined the Navy as a machinist’s mate and volunteered for duty on nuclear submarines. After training at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, and then at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California and then in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Henry came fullcircle back to Charleston, South Carolina for six years of submarine squadron sea duty. Next it was on to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine. After his discharge, Henry returned back home to Louisville before moving again to Bremerton,

Washington for a job as a nuclear test engineer.

Landing in Southport It was in Washington that Carolina Power & Light Company, later acquired by Duke Energy, came looking for experienced nuclear engineers. Henry was hired on the spot, sending him back to the Carolinas to Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant in Southport. Henry retired in 2015 after 24 years of service at the power plant. Along the way, Henry ran his own nuclear power plant service corporation for six years, building and overhauling nuclear plants all over the U.S.

Kitchen Teamwork Henry credits his wife Beverly, the nutrition coordinator at the center and Henry’s boss, as his influence in becoming a center volunteer. “Beverly and I have known each other for over 40 years, married for eight this June. It’s easy to work with her,” he says. Henry is at the center three days per week, working alongside Beverly every day.


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Henry Bridgers volunteers at the Brunswick Center at Southport three days a week, working along staff member Beverly Bridgers—his wife. ““Henry literally does anything and everything in the kitchen to help out. He is amazing,” says Center Director Melissa Catle%.

Beverly says it did not take much coaxing to get Henry to volunteer. Retired for just a few weeks, he was ready to do something. “He probably thought it would get him some brownie points at home, too!” she says. Henry just jumped right in and

knows what she expects. Beverly and Henry are an extraordinary team. Beverly says, “I think it’s pretty special to get along with Henry in a work situation and stay talking to each other at the end of the day. Henry is an all-around great guy who just wants me to be

the happiest I can be. I love him to the moon and back. I’m very lucky to have him at home and as a volunteer at my job. What more could I ask?” Henry adds, “Volunteering is fun. The people you meet are great and the people you serve are wonderful.”


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The Art of Healing By Jan Morgan-Swegle

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never truly heal. But others have found a first step in the healing process through the Art for Healing program.

Some people see a therapist, some take medication and some

The Art & Creativity for Healing program was developed by Laurie Zagon, an artist working in New York (now California). She expanded her skills and qualifications by becoming a

or all of the happiness we experience in life, we also have sadness. Be it from pain, stress, grief, abuse, depression, or fear, there is sometimes a place in our hearts that is empty and sad—a place that needs to be healed so that we can move forward.

university professor facilitating expressive art workshops for overworked Wall Street executives. Watching these executives lose themselves in the process and lose some of their stress by creating, Laurie knew that others could benefit from this process. The program does not provide art therapy, but facilitates the creative process; leaders do not interpret or diagnose participants or their issues.

Brunswick County Healing In Leland, Marybeth Livers, as Executive Director of the Brunswick Arts Council, sponsors the Art for Healing program. “Art isn’t exclusive,” Livers says. “Everybody has some type of creative expression. This is a good program for so many people. People open up.

Brunswick Arts Council sponsors Art for Healing classes, such as this pain ng class at Leland Cultural Arts Center. Other Art for Healing classes include crea ve wri ng, journaling, poetry, storytelling, and yoga.

“We all have losses and trauma in our lives to varying degrees. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, this type of program—movement, literary, music and visual arts—was often used in therapy settings. Our society is now shifting after several years of dealing with the ramifications of pandemic isolation…. The arts are


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An Art for Healing class at Leland Cultural Arts Center features drumming for crea ve expression. “We all have losses and trauma in our lives to varying degrees,” says Marybeth Livers, Execu ve Director of the Brunswick Arts Council, which sponsors the program. “The arts are becoming more accepted in mainstream culture as vehicles for self-healing and personal growth. They are a safe way and a personal path to expressing emo ons and finding our balance.”

Photos courtesy Brunswick Arts Council

Pain ng photos by Pavel Danilyuk

becoming more accepted in mainstream culture as vehicles for self-healing and personal growth . They are a safe way and a personal path to expressing emotions and finding our balance.” In addition to painting, Brunswick Arts Council participants can now enroll creative writing, journaling, poetry, storytelling, and yoga sessions. Classes are offered at Leland Cultural Arts Center or Founders or Westgate parks.

Telling a Story Joan Leotta, local author, storyteller, and Art for Healing writing facilitator, says, “Through words you can explore the meaning of what happened that caused you trauma or pain. Writing allows you to integrate the elements of the past from the safe distance of time to help you start the healing process.”

People heal in different ways with different timelines, Leotta says. “Writing about a major or traumatic event, like the loss of a loved one, for example, and then dialoguing with others can help. But there is no one-size-fits-all for healing or how long healing might take. “You don’t have to be a person who writes or journals on a regular basis to do this,” she says. “Just by putting your feelings on paper, you can help begin the healing process. There can be magic in words.”

A Vision for Vets Tony Vivaldi is also familiar with the Art for Healing program. He’s the founder of the Save A Vet Now program and a successful local artist working in watercolors. Vivaldi has facilitated two painting modules for Save a Vet Now. “It’s healing to be together with people with similar problems,” he

says. “I‘ve partnered with Coastal Horizons to help that 60 percent of vets with suicidal thoughts who have made the decision to go it alone.” Vivaldi teaches Introduction to Painting in three sessions. He demonstrates techniques and becoming familiar with the painting medium. All Art for Healing classes are free and materials are provided. The program is helping all kinds of people take that first step out of the mist of dark, negative emotions and into the light of help. The Brunswick Arts Council will sponsor another Arts for Healing session later this year. Check their website at www.brunswickartscouncil.org for more information. If you are a veteran interested in one of Vivaldi’s classes, go to www.saveavetnow.org.


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Our Case Management community

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It Takes a Village to Provide Home Care By Tikila Morgan, Case Manager

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ennedy Companion Care, LLC (K2C) offers home health care services in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties. BSRI partners with this community service to serve the home health care needs of our clients. We spoke with K2C founder April Straughn. Buzz: Tell us a little about yourself and your agency. Straughn: I was born and raised in Wilmington. I graduated from Lakeside High School in 1997 and then joined the U.S. Army. I completed three combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan and retired honorably after 20 years of service. My family has always been caregivers that assist the elderly, which inspired me to start Kennedy Companion Care. From the beginning in February 2021, I could see the need for jobs within my community as well as the lack of care for the elderly. Buzz: What is the mission of your agency?

Kennedy Companion Care, LLC (K2C) staff members are excited to tell you about their home health care services in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender coun#es. From le& are Ashley Green, founder April Straughn, and Tabitha Tu-le.

Straughn: The agency’s mission is “Promoting Quality of Life through Quality Services!”

internet to look up senior centers and began calling all the centers to offer my services. After a few months I received a called for respite services from BSRI.

Buzz: What services do you offer? Straughn: We offer post-surgical assistance, companionship/sitter, physical disability support, care for dementia patients, meal preparation, and transportation.

Buzz: Describe your management style. Straughn: My management style is collaborative, based on the concept that it takes a village. I work closely with the caregivers; we are a team personally and professionally. The caregivers are continuously learning from each other and providing feedback on training to ensure we provide excellent care to our clients. Employee satisfaction as well as client satisfaction is important.

Buzz: How did you find out about BSRI? Straughn: When I started K2C, I planned how I would accomplish the task of gaining clients. I used the

Buzz: Are you accepting new referrals? How would someone interested in your services contact your agency? April Straughn

Straughn: We are accepting new clients! Call 910-7691455 or contact us at kennedycompanion.com. Our office is at 100 Old Eastwood Rd, Ste. 108, Wilmington.


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In the garden

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You Don’t Need a Picture to See a Pitcher Plant By Pat Naughton

Le : Venus Flytraps grow naturally only in our area. They’re small!

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rior to moving to Brunswick County, I’d never even heard of Pitcher Plants, let alone seen one in a picture. During the planning of a bog garden for my community, we came across of grouping of Purple Pitcher Plants. Since then, I’ve discovered how fortunate we are to be in this area of native carnivorous plants. Pitcher Plants and Venus Flytraps are a couple of native carnivorous plants that can be found in this area. In fact, Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is native only to a small area within 60 miles of Wilmington. Venus Flytraps have two lobes that close when an insect lands on one. Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) attract insects by flowers and water contained within the long, slender hollow stem. Insects crawl down inside the plant. Tiny hairs on the inside prevent the insect from escaping. Both plants grow in moist soil that is low in nutrients. They rely on insects to supply nitrogen that is not available in the soil. You don’t have to travel far see native Pitcher Plants and Venus Flytraps. Late May through June is a perfect time to observe Pitcher Plants in full bloom. Here are a couple of locations that are worth the trip.

The Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden This nearly three-quarter-acre garden is located just off Independence Blvd. in Wilmington behind Alderman Elementary School. This garden was created by

Below: Flowers and pitchers on a Yellow Pitcher Plant. Pictures courtesy NCSU Extension Garden Plant Toolbox

Stanley Rehder, who had a passion for Venus Flytraps. He was known as “The Flytrap Man.” The area was passed over by the developer, Hugh McRae, since it was too wet to build on. It was not too wet for the Venus Flytraps growing there. Hugh was a friend of Stanley and gave him permission to grow plants there. For more than 20 years Stanley planted Sundews, Pitcher Plants, Bladderworts, Butterworts, and Venus Flytraps. Under a Coastal Land Trust conservation easement, the garden is leased to the City of Wilmington. There is plenty of parking and a wooden observation deck to see plants up close.

Green Swamp Preserve If you would like to experience these plants in the stillness of a forest, visit the Green Swamp Preserve just off route 211 in Brunswick County. There are 14 different species of carnivorous plants in this area. The mile-long trail is very easy to walk. Through a forest of long leaf pines, you come to a field of tall red and yellow Pitcher Plants. This is one of the few places you can find Venus Flytraps

in their native habitat. Venus Flytraps are small, so you must look closely to find them, but they are there.


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Read All About It

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A Tale of Three Generations Calabash Author Spins Story of Ukraine By Joan Leotta

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his year I’ve read more than thirty novels and works of nonfiction, and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, a saga of three generations of women written by Calabash’s own Teri M. Brown, is the best book I’ve read this year. Brown weaves her tale around their lives in Ukraine and the journey that one of them, Ionna, makes to the United States. The characters, especially the three primary females, are well-defined. You will not want to put the book

down until you’ve finished this compelling story. The tale weaves together a Ukrainian rebel and three generations of women who bear the consequences. Betrayal and political upheaval are handed down the generations. The story explores the tenacity of women in grueling circumstances who experience all the good things life has to offer: compassion, joy, love, faith, and wonder. Written before the current war in Ukraine, the setting reflects a

A remembered snippet of a story inspired Calabash author Teri M. Brown to weave a tale of three genera ons, set in Ukraine. The book was wri en before the current war in Ukraine but it reflects the pressures of life and poli cs that have endured there for many years.

relationship with Russia that wants to subsume Ukraine and wipe out its individualistic culture. It offers insights into the conflict now erupting and reveals ways in which women assert their self-worth and discover how resilient and powerful they can be.

The Path to a Novel Although she wanted to become a fiction writer since childhood,


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Brown’s own path took her first to an education and business writing. It was not until she divorced in 2017 that she turned to her dream, fiction writing. Upon winning the First Annual Anita Bloom Ornoff Award for Inspirational Short Story for a piece about her grandfather, she began writing in earnest. As the recipient of a grant to write at North Carolina’s Writer-in-Residence program at Weymouth, she began Sunflowers Beneath the Snow. The story was inspired by a snippet of a story told to her by a friend. “I wrote 50,000 words there, edited it in 2018 and then, after a tandem bicycle ride across the country for Toys for Tots with my current husband in 2020, I put the book into the hands of Atmosphere Press and then expanded it by another 30,000 words. “Sunflowers was published in 2022. That bike ride helped me understand that I had the ability to do anything I set my mind to do, even at age 58,” Brown says. “Ionna’s desire to write is what I wish mine had been at her age. It is what I felt at 55! I identify more with Yevt – her feelings of postpartum depression and empty nesting were things I experienced in some form.” Brown is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author who loves word games, reading, bumming on the beach, taking photos, singing in the shower, playing bridge, and mentoring others – especially youth and women who are having trouble discovering their worth. The book won an Amazon 2022 Readers’ Favorite Five-Star Award and a 2022 Historical Fiction

The mely new book Sunflowers Beneath the Snow by Calabash author Teri M. Brown leads readers on a journey through three genera ons in Ukraine. The book is available as a Kindle book or paperback on Amazon.com.

Company Five-Star “Highly Recommended” Award. Sunflowers Beneath the Snow is

available on Amazon for $7.99 on Kindle and $18.99 in paper. Learn more about this talented woman and her work at www.terimbrown.com.


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Boiling spring lakes nutrition site

BOILING SPRING LAKES SENIOR SITE at Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department 1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 910-363-0018

May 2022

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

*For more info call or email Sara at 910-363-0276 or sgoodwin@cityofbsl.org* **Schedule is Subject to Change**

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Tuesday

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2 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

3 6:30pm Line Dancing

4 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

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6 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

9 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

10 6:30pm Line Dancing

11 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

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13 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

16 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

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18 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

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20 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6pm Concert at Spring Lake Park

23 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

24 6:30pm Line Dancing

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25 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

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27 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games


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Coastal carolina active living

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CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427 https://bsrinc.org/calabash/

MAY WEEKLY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

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FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends, Fitness Room, Table Games, Coloring & more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 9:00

20/20/20

9:00

Zumba GOLD

10:00 Choir Group^ 10:00 Card Games 10:30 Garden Club* 10:15 Self-Paced Muscle Strength & Core 10:30 Beginner Dulcimer Class 11:45 Lunch 12:30 Mah Jongg 1:00

Craft

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Tai Chi

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"Hoop It Up!" $4 8:45 20/20/20

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Self-Paced Muscle Strength & Core Open Crafting

“Awesome Abs” via zoom 9:00 9:00 Jigsaw Puzzles 9:00 Rummikub 10:00 Tech Help with 10:00 Gentle Yoga 10:30 BINGO Ed 9:00

10:00 Trivia

11:45 Lunch

11:45 Lunch

10:30 BINGO

11:45 Lunch

11:45 Lunch

12:30 Painter’s Group

1:00

12:30 Hand and Foot

12:30 Beginner Mah Jongg^

Beg. Line Dancing

2:00

12:45 Bunco Dice Game $2

1:15

Intermediate Line Dancing

12:30 Knit & Crochet Club

12:30 Beginner Mah Jongg^

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GeriFit

Zumba GOLD$4 9:00

GeriFit

MAY BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY 2

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12:30 Widow/Widowers Group (Facilitated by Case Manager)

10:30 Name that Tune! 1960’s Theme

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10:00 10 10:20 11 Book Club: Division of Services for the “The Little Old Lady who Deaf and Hard of Hearing Broke all the Rules” by Presentation Catharina Ingelman11:00 Sunberg

THURSDAY 5

11:45 Medication & Wellness Topic: Arthritis

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10:00 Tech Help with Ed: Computer Basics (Session 1 of 6)

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13 10:00 Tech Help with Ed: Windows 11:00 Basics (Session 2) What’s Normal… 12:30 What’s Not? Dementia Cinema at the Center Education “King Richard”

Balance Screening

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20 10:00 Tech Help with Ed: Email Basics (Session 3) 12:30 Pine Needle Basket Weaving^ $22

25 26 SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY 10:30 2:00 Cooking Demo with Caregiver Support Cooperative Extension Group

27 10:00 Tech Help with Ed: Internet Basics (Session 4 of 6) 12:30 Cinema at the Center “Safe Haven”

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NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY

NATIONAL SMILE DAY

Want updates about Schedule Changes, Cancellations, Closings? Add your name to our ReGroup Notification list in the Front Lobby!


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Coastal carolina active living CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427 https://bsrinc.org/calabash/

MAY 2022 Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get in the spirit with National Scavenger Hunt Day and Senior Health and Fitness Day by participating in our Calabash Scavenger Hunt! Get up and moving in the town of Calabash and be on the hunt for the special items on our list! If you are interested in participating please talk to Holley and Amy for details.

Josephine celebrating her 101st birthday at the center! Her “secret” is to JUST BE HAPPY. ☺

Caregiver Support Group Wednesday May 25th at 2pm René, our Case Manager, will be filling in for MaryBeth in May through August on the 4th Wednesday of each month. May 25th at 2pm June 22nd at 2pm July 27th at 2pm August 24th at 2pm If you are a caregiver or know of someone please come and join us, and share your experiences and support each other.

Cinema at the Center

Friday May 13th at 12:30pm “King Richard”

Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Presentation Tuesday May 10th at 10:20am in the Main Hall Ricky Alewine, Hard of Hearing Services Specialist, and Gideon Friant, Telecommunications Consultant, from Wilmington Regional Center with Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH), will provide a presentation about what services are available from DSDHH. The DSDHH works to ensure that all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind North Carolinians can communicate their needs and receive information easily and effectively in all aspects of their lives, especially their health and well-being. Services include advocacy, consultation, education, information and referral, outreach, and equipment distribution. Equipment distribution provides specialized telecommunication equipment, hearing aids, and assistive technology. All services are free, no charge.

Friday May 27th at 12:30pm “Safe Haven”


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Coastal carolina active living CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

Tech Help with Ed Join Ed for a 6-week class on Computer Basics All Classes start at 10 a.m. Class dates: Friday, May 6th : Computer Basics Friday, May 13th: Windows Basics Friday, May 20th: Email Basics Friday, May 27th: Internet Basics Friday, June 3rd: Online Safety Friday, June 10th: Tech Help Recap Please sign up ahead of time! Limit of 10 people

The Blood Connection Blood Drive Saturday, May 7, 2022 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Blood Connection will be holding their Blood Drive in the Calabash Parking Lot. One pint of blood saves 3 lives!! If you are able, please donate to this great cause.

Thanks to Gladys, Beverly, and the rest of our knit and crochet club who have been working very hard making hats for Going Beyond the Pink. Going Beyond the Pink is a nonprofit organization that serves the breast cancer community in meaningful ways by providing resources and critical information from diagnosis, through treatment, and into survivorship. So far we have made 2 dozen hats to be donated!

Knit & Crochet Tuesdays at 1:00pm No experience necessary—we can teach you!

Join us for Pre-recorded Muscle Strength & Core classes! MaryBeth has been kind enough to record herself teaching the class. Join us during her usual class times as we share her video in the Main Hall. Pre-recorded Muscle Strength & Core Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. in the Main Hall (No class on 5/10) Fridays at 9 a.m. in the Main Hall If you cannot make it to the center, the link is located on our virtual calendar. Click the link and press play. No log in required.


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Best Bites

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Spring Sides: Peas and Asparagus By Joan Leotta

When the peas are cooked, I add more fresh mint and salt to taste.

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y two favorite spring green veggies are peas and asparagus—peas, frozen; asparagus, fresh only. Why do I use peas from the freezer even in spring? Well, I’m both lazy and cost conscious. I do not like to shell peas. Frozen peas are flash frozen on harvest day. If I purchase a basket of peas they may sit around in my fridge until I work up the energy to shell them. And in today’s world, shelling peas does not carry the cachet of family togetherness that it did in my youth. Peas—The secret to making frozen peas taste like spring is twofold—butter and mint. I like to put my peas in a ceramic

Asparagus—fresh only. Even though this vegetable is also freshly frozen, asparagus tastes mushy after having been frozen. Although many people steam or even boil asparagus, I find that makes them too soft for me. I sauté fresh stalks or roast them (after washing and trimming off the woody parts) with a smidge of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roasting is the easiest—twenty minutes at four hundred degrees and you have a side dish worthy of company. bowl, dot with butter, add fresh mint (about 1 tablespoon, minced), and microwave according to package directions or thirty seconds less if I want them a bit firmer.

Frying breaded asparagus stalks is a wonderful but labor-intensive treat my mother-in-law excelled at making. My efforts are good, but do not compare to hers. I’m sharing her recipe below.

Mama Leotta’s Fried Asparagus I bunch (about 1 lb.) fresh asparagus 1 cup breadcrumbs (Italian or plain) 2 Tablespoons Romano cheese (optional) 1 egg 2 Tablespoons water 2 Tablespoons olive oil Wash the asparagus. Be gentle with the heads. Snap off the dry, woody part of the stalk. If you are not comfortable with “feeling” the asparagus stalks to find the right place, simply cut one or two inches off the bottom of each stalk. Lay on a paper towel to dry. Beat one egg in a bowl, add 2 Tablespoons water to the egg, and beat again. Put 1 cup of breadcrumbs in another bowl. You can

use Italian breadcrumbs or regular. Add 1 -2 Tablespoons of Pecorino Romano cheese if you wish. Dip each stalk first in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs, put them on a plate, and refrigerate for one hour. Heat the oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, put in the stalks and brown. Do not crowd the pan. If you have to add a bit more oil during the frying process, wait until the new oil gets hot before adding more asparagus.


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Coastal Carolina Active Living

MAY 2022

LELAND Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

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

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Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

May 2022 - Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Black = No Fee ; Green or $ = Fee Based Class; Red ^ = Requires Prior Sign Up Blue = New Offering/Time; Purple = Virtual/Online

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9:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:15

Geri-Fit

*11:30a Lunch* 1-3p 1:30

Mah Jongg Cardio Dance

Pinochle TRX ^ Interval Training Acrylic Painting Bridge for Beginners

9:30 Geri-Fit 10:00 Crafts 10:30 Line Dance (Int)

*11:30a Lunch* 12:30 Tai Chi 12:30 Sleep Mats

9:00 Pinochle 9:30 Chair Aerobics 10:00 BINGO-$ (25 cents/card) 10:30 TRX^

*11:30a Lunch*

*11:30a Lunch*

12:30 Acrylic Painting 1:00 Bridge Club

9:00 Yoga Body & Soul 9:00 Walking Group 10:30 Line Dance (Beg)

*11:30a Lunch*

12:30 Tai Chi 1-4p Oil Painting 1:30 Cardio Dance

Class Rooms & Times Are Subject to Change. Look for Posted Flyers or Subscribe to Email Updates from LelandGeneral@bsrinc.org

May 2022 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY 2

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TUESDAY

Fuse Beads 10:30a

FRIDAY

Monthly & Semimonthly Events:

6 Quilting Bee 9a

Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st Fri, (At Lunch): Mo. Birthday Celebration 1st & 3rd Tues, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Tues, 10:30a: Leland Larks 1st & 3rd Wed, 1-3pm: Hand & Foot Cards 1st & 3rd Fri, 9a-12p: Quilting Bee 2nd Tues, 10a: Tech Tuesday 2nd Fri, 12:30p: Sit & Stitch 3rd Wed, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks 3rd Thurs, 11:45a: Meet w/ Case Mgr 4th Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp Last Wed., 9:30a: Coups for Troops

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12 13 Care Connections Sit & Stitch 11a 12:30p M&W: Arthritis 12p

18 Blood Pressure 10:30a

19 20 Meet w/Case Mgr Quilting Bee 9a During lunch

Mother’s Day Morning Muffins 9a 16

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Hand & Foot 1p

Tech Help Tuesday 10a 17 Election Day

Cinco de Mayo Trivia! 12p

Mo. Birthday Celebration

Hand & Foot 1p 23

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Coups for Troops 9:30

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CG Support Group

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~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~

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Coastal carolina active living LELAND Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

MAY 2022

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

Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Mother’s Day Morning Muffins Monday, 5/9 at 9a

Medica on & Wellness Marilou with BSRI & Leigh with Brunswick Wellness Coali on will be giving a presenta on about Arthri s on Thursday, May 12 at 12p in the TRX Room. Learn how to get your medica ons free to low-cost, and exercises you can do along with foods you can eat to help your arthri s! The Sign Up sheet is available in the hallway, or call (910) 754-7701.

Cinco de Mayo Trivia! Thursday, May 5th at 12p

Fuse Beads Ac vity Need a new magnet for your fridge? Or a new keychain? Join Bri any, using fuse beads, to make a fun design. This ac vity can improve hand-eye coordina on, improve fine motor skills, and is a fun way to be crea ve! May 16th at 10:30a in the Crea on Room

May is Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is Age My Way. The focus is on aging in place: how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communi es for as long as possible. This is one of our goals here at the Leland Center. We want to empower and encourage older adults to con nue to stay ac ve, to provide classes for them to learn how to con nue to care for and be er themselves as they age, and to make new friends to con nue social engagement.

Try something you’ve never done before. It’s never too late!

Beverages with Bri4any! Mon. 5/23 at 10:30a May Beverage: Lemonade

Discussion Topic: How to Stay Safe When It’s Hot Out & Self Care


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Coastal carolina active living LELAND Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

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

Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

PLEASE NOTE: The Brunswick Center at Leland is a polling site for the May 17th Primary Elec$on. SCHEDULE CHANGES are as follows: Mon., May 16th: Zumba cancelled Tues., May 17th: ALL ac$vi$es & classes are cancelled. We will s$ll serve Congregate Lunch. Wed., May 18th: Geri-Fit & Line Dancing are cancelled.

Introducing: Cardio Dance!

Donuts with the Director featuring Veronica! Ge1ng feedback from par cipants about center opera ons and ac vi es.

Pictured from le!: Nancy, Be&y, Maria, Albert, Connie, Novella, Barbara, Armeta & Pat! Looking good in their green for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Oak Island nutrition site

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

MAY 2022

Stephanie Stiller, Community Center Assistant Operating Hours: Mondays through Fridays 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

Janice and Dan

Seniors Picasso’s are at it again.

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Senior Activity Calendar May 2022

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2 10:30 Chair Aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Movie

3 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

4 10:30 Chair Aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:00 Social me 1:00pm Rummikub

5 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

6 10:00 am Rummikub 11:45 am Senior Lunch

9 10:30 Chair Aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Movie

10 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

11 10:30 Chair Aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:00 Social me 1:00pm Rummikub

12 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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16 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Movie

17 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

18 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:00 pm Rummikub 1:00pm Social me

19 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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23 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Movie

24 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

25 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Cra( )me

26 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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30 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Movie

31 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

Group Shot on St. Paddy's day

Eloise, Eleanor, Karen, Dan, Janice

Center is Closed

10:00 am Rummikub 11:45 am Senior Lunch

Center is Closed Shelvy and Peggy

Raymond Pa9erson came to play some music for us! He was Tessie won our amazing. bingo game!


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Center Hours: 3620 Express Drive SHALLOTTE Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Jillian Hardin, Center Director Shallotte, NC 28470 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director 910-754-2300 1002 Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:30

Cardio Low Impact

9:30

Fit for Life Exercise

10:30 Beginner Line Dancing 11:00 Basic/ Intermediate Line Dancing

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Bridge

9:00

Geri-Fit

10:00

Aerobics & Dance

11:00

Chair Yoga

12:00

Yoga

11:30

Lunch

11:00 Intermediate Line Dancing

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$Tai Chi w/ Dean $5

11:30 Lunch

8:30

Cardio Low Impact

9:30

Fit for Life Exercise

10:30 Beginner Line Dancing

9:00

Geri-Fit

10:00 Aerobics & Dance 10:00 Tabata 11:00 Zumba

10:00 Technology 101

11:30 Lunch

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Charcoal and Pencil Art class

12:15 Bingo

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$Tai Chi w/ Dean $5

1:00

Mah Jong

11:30 Lunch

1:30

Crocheting w/Rita

12:15 Bingo

3:00

Shallotte Billiards Tournament

11:30 Intermediate Line Dancing

9:00 Pilates (Zoom)

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23 World Turtle day!

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25 26 DAY TRIP— Brunswick Backoff Shopping Trip - Hills Meeting 6p Grocery

30 Closed Memorial Day!

31 May Birthdays

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MAY 2022

Center Hours: 3620 Express Drive SHALLOTTE Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Jillian Hardin, Center Director Shallotte, NC 28470 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director 910-754-2300 1002 Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Check Out our Virtual Library!

NOW OPEN

We are now loaning Kindles where you can access books at no cost! If you are interested in borrowing a Kindle, stop by Tonya’s office for details on this loan program.

Coastal Café

Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store.

Now serving Salads, Wraps, Yogurt Parfaits and Sandwiches! Popcorn and Drinks also!

Come join our great Billiards room!

Beautiful Beaded Bracelet Craft! Enjoy making a piece for you or a friend! Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30A

We have two new tables and a good-sized room for our members to play pool all day and have a good me. We are holding a tournament every Thursday as well!


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Center Hours: SHALLOTTE 3620 Express Drive Jillian Hardin, Center Director Shallotte, NC 28470 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director 910-754-2300 1002 Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Each year in May, we commemorate Older Americans Month to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents enrich the lives of those around them. Their stories and experiences help to support and inspire others. In 1963, interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.” Always cherish our Older Americans and Seniors! They are wise and full of history.

Thank You For Your Service! Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, par cularly those who died in ba le or as a result of wounds sustained in ba le.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. This year Mother's Day Is on Sunday, the 8th of May. Don't forget to give your mother a gi!, send a card, take her out for dinner or buy her some nice flowers to show her how special she is. Love and cherish your mothers every day !


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STATEPOINT CROSSWORD FICTIONAL MOTHERS ACROSS 1. Build a collection 6. Economic measure acronym 9. *Beverly Goldberg's schmoopie 13. Use an épée 14. Neither here ____ there 15. Tall ancient monument 16. Daisy-like bloom 17. Much of it about nothing? 18. Commotions 19. *She's 'Bow' to Dre in TV sitcom "Blackish" 21. *Mother to Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth March in novel and movie 23. Before tac 24. Ripped 25. Part of Super Bowl entertainment, pl. 28. Homesteader's measure 30. *"Game of Thrones" Lannister and mother to Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen 35. Douses 37. Adjutant 39. Article of faith 40. Genuflecting joint 41. *TV mother to Alexis and David, "friend" to Jocelyn Schitt 43. "Will be," as sung by Doris Day 44. Perform in a play 46. Load sixteen tons, e.g. 47. Peacock's pride 48. *Mowgli's adoptive mother 50. Apartment 52. Skeleton in a lock 53. Part of a jousting outfit 55. Spelling competition 57. *Mother to Carlton in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" 60. "Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner in ___, Arizona," from the Eagles "Take it Easy" 64. Country's LeAnn ____ 65. Hoover's agency acronym 67. Piano practice piece, e.g. 68. Church song 69. What Usain Bolt did 70. Poisonous substance 71. *Wife to Papa, mother to

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Baby 72. Sum it up 73. Go on a buying spree DOWN 1. Way, way off 2. ____ Verde National Park 3. Naysayer's favorite prefix? 4. What bloodhound is after 5. Croatia's neighbor 6. Nibble away 7. Affirmative action 8. Movie trailer, e.g. 9. Elementary particle 10. *Claire Dunphy and Mitchell Pritchett's mother 11. Soothing lotion ingredient 12. Bell and Barker, e.g. 15. Christopher Kimball's "Milk ____" 20. ____'s razor 22. Part of a circle 24. Tiresome 25. Questioner 26. *"Mamma Mia!" mamma 27. Do this or forever hold your peace 29. '80s band "Quiet ____" 31. Catch one's breath 32. ____ a peak 33. Bone-chilling 34. Europe's "boot" 36. Short for seconds 38. *She played Ricky Schroder's stepmom on "Silver Spoons" 42. Defendant's excuse 45. Religious belief 49. ____ Khan 51. Plural of #39 Across 54. Below, prefix 56. Impede 57. "Everywhere you want to be" credit card 58. Muslim holy man 59. Plural of velum 60. *Ellen, Scarlett's mother in "Gone with the ____" 61. Like the best accommodations 62. War god in Norse mythology 63. Make one's way 64. Dashboard acronym 66. *Kunis, Hahn and Bell as "____ Moms"

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Coastal carolina active living

MAY 2022

SOUTHPORT Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

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

Weekly Ac vity Schedule– Lunch Served at 11:30 daily EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

DAILY Drop In Ac vi es: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Fitness Center, Library Green ($) = Fee Based Class; Red (#) = Requires Prior Sign Up; Blue (+) = New Offering/Time Purple=Class in person + zoomed 9:00 9:00 10:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 12:30 1:00 1:00

6:30

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Tai Chi Forms $ Silver Samurai $ Hand, Knee and Foot Canasta Card Making Chair Yoga $ Cra@s w/Sherry Mah Jongg Zumba Gold $ 1st and 2nd Monday

9:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 1:00 1:00 2:30 6:30

Geri Fit with Jackie Boxing Bridge Tech Workshop Pinochle Silver Paddles (Ping Pong) Fit and Strong

9:00

Square Dancing Every other Tuesday

1:00

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

Jam Session

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Tai Chi Forms $ Silver Samurai $ Watercolor $ Bible Study Interfaith Jewelry Class Facebook w/ Shirley Virtual Beg . Tai Chi wIth Dean $ No Charge for Classes viewed from home via Zoom

Geri-Fit with Jackie 9:00 Boxing$ 9:00 Adv German Zoom only 9:30 Knit and Chain 10:00 Bible Study with Joel 11:30 Beginning Line Dance 1:00 Beginner and Intermediate Line Dancing 1:00 Mah Jongg 9:00

9:00 9:00 10:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 12:30 2:00 2:30

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Tai Chi Forms $ Cra@s w/Sherry Hand, Knee & Foot Canasta Beginning Tai Chi $ Chair Yoga $ Bazaar Cra@s Hand Drumming Fit and Strong

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Southport– email jkno @bsrinc.org for regular updates MONDAY

TUESDAY

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30 CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY

Crafts with Sherry

17 ELECTION DAY

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27 GERI FIT Photography STARTS BACK 1:00 9:00AM

Mondays @12:30 Fridays @ 12:30 Thursdays @ 1 to 3:00 Sewing Pillowcases and Microwave Bowl Covers Last Monday of the Month

Iris Folding Card Making with Sherry @12:30 PLEASE SEE FOLLOWING PAGE FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO ON SITE VOTING


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

MAY 2022 Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VAUGHN HATLEY, WHAT A TREASURE! Memorial Day is a time to remember those men and women who have served our country, past and present. With this thought, Vaughn Hatley comes to mind. Our Vaughn served in Vietnam during the war’s darkest days. He would spend three months at a time in the rice paddies, seeing the worst of what mankind is capable of. Upon returning to this country, he again felt and saw the dark side of mankind, that he thought he had left behind. What makes this man so remarkable is he rose above the horrors of both war and the ruthless homecoming he experienced. Today, you will find this phenomenal man peacefully moving through our Center’s halls, standing so straight and tall, one would never know the challenges he survived with such dignity. As you can see by the pictures, honor was shown by our country many years later. A Purple Heart doesn’t begin to show what a huge heart this man has! Vaughn continues his journey of serving by volunteering here at the Center. That adorable lady by his side is our very own Martha Hatley! The lower picture shows them on a typical day of delivering meals to our homebound, as they have done for over 10 years. Vaughn and Martha are our priceless jewels that we treasure. We feel honored to be a part of their lives.

Love Always, Your Southport Family

Thank you to Denise and all her wonderful UNCW Nursing Student Interns for making the precious Easter Baskets for our Homebound Family. We wish each of you happiness and fulfillment in all your future endeavors. To all of our kind and generous par&cipant family that made it possible for the Easter baskets to be filled to the brim with all the goodies you donated. The Easter Bunny is so very grateful to you!

Huge Thank You to our very own Bea Flyth for represen$ng Southport in the Gator Games. You will always be number one In our hearts!

Thank you to Kathy Breen, our Zumba Gold Instructor, for paving the way for our Zumba Gold program to grow and transi&on it to our new instructor. We wish you much happiness in your Zumba journey! Thank you, Bob, and all your team, you are our AARP Tax Angels.


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

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

CHANGES IN SCHEDULE AND LOCATION OF A FEW CLASSES DUE TO ON-SITE EARLY VOTING Geri-fit cancelled April 28 through May 17. Class resumes May 19. Kevin’s Yoga for Healthy Bones class and Kevin’s Chair Yoga will be located in the middle ballroom only. Class spaces are cut in half, a strategy planned to allow shared in-person attendance. Both classes will be Zoomed and can be found on the website by accessing our Virtual Programming Calendar Of Events at bsrinc.org/activitycalendar/. The drumming circle on Fridays will be moved to the card room. Beginning and Intermediate Line Dancing will be held in the middle ballroom and stage room, and also will be Zoomed at bsrinc.org/activitycalendar/. All times will remain the same and all other classes not mentioned above will remain the same.

Please know careful consideration and effort was given in trying to accommodate everyone.

INTRODUCING OUR BRAND NEW ZUMBA GOLD CLASS Star ng June 9 @ 10 AM In the front two ballrooms. We welcome Shelley Higgins as our new instructor! Shelley brings years of experience and a wonderful energy. Class held weekly on Thursdays. If there is interest, we may consider adding an addi onal class! COMING THIS MONTH

Capital Caring Life Stories Program Walking with Ease Arthri s Founda on 12-week program. Get your walking shoes ready, as we will be walking the sidewalks of Southport while enjoying the spring air! Be on the look out for pos ngs around the Center for more programs.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG HERE AT YOUR CENTER! It is time to start our outside gardening projects. The back outdoor corner is being designed and we want your input! We have planned to have a rock garden project. We have collected River Rocks from the mountains of Virginia and you are welcome to paint one and place it in the garden. This is a collaborative effort with our Center and the Brunswick County Wellness Coalition. There is an interest sheet at the front desk for you to make suggestions or just find Melissa or Jackie to discuss. We are also going to have flowerpots sitting on the front entrance patio tables.

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Would this type of event be of interest to you?

MONTHLY AFTER-HOURS GET TOGETHER Do you think you would like an informal drop-in, perhaps 4 to 6 o’clock meet and mingle? We would have live music, dancing, and light refreshments. Please sign up at the front desk, so we can boogie soon!


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SHIIP / Puzzles

MAY 2022

May Is American Stroke Awareness Month

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troke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability.

Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about once every 40 seconds. Major risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

You may be able to prevent stroke or reduce your risk through healthy lifestyle changes. Medicare covers several preventive services at no cost that may improve your health. Ask a SHIIP counselor for more information. For more information, call René Tarquinio at (910) 754-6224.

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MAY 2022

SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

May 2022 - Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:00 8:00 8:00 9:30 10:30 11:00

Rummikub Java w/ Friends Gardening Tai Chi/Qi-Gong Tai Chi for Arthritis ^^ Body//Core/ Strength w/ Nancy 11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:15

Movie Day

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

Rummikub 8:00 Rummikub Java w/ Friends 8:00 Java w/ Friends Open Exercise 8:00 Gardening Yoga w/ Emily 10:00 Pilates Geri-Fit® 10:00 Watercolor Class Crocheting 10:30 Tai Chi for Tabata Arthritis ^^

11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:30 Open Crafting

8:00 8:00 8:00 10:00 10:00 11:00

11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:30 Open Crafting 5:30 Families Anon.

Rummikub Java w/ Friends Open Exercise Rug Hooking Geri-Fit® Tabata

8:00 8:00 8:00 9:30

11:30 a.m. Lunch

Rummikub Java w/ Friends Gardening Tai Chi/Qi Gong

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 Open Crafting 1:00 Croquet

Monthly Ac vity Schedule MONDAY 2 Talk w/ Tikila- 10:30AM

TUESDAY 3 Advisory Committee Meeting-10AM

WEDNESDAY

10 Basic Nutrition Meal Planning-12PM

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11 Drum Circle-10AM

12 Caregiver Support Group2PM

MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION w/ the Hired Hands Band –10AM

BINGO-12:30PM $ 17 Closed for Voting

18 Day Trip– 9AM $

19 Table Talk– Non– Medical Home care Options11:00AM

20 Literacy : Long term care, protecting investments10AM

24 Cornhole Games –9AM Blood Pressure Checks10AM Genealogy-12PM

25 Drum Circle-10AM

26 Crafting for a Cause –1PM

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Medica on & Wellness Educa on— Topic: Arthri s– 12PM 23

30 Closed for Memorial Day

13 CBD info Class-10AM Literacy: Fraud, phishing, saving, etc.-10AM

Wii Bowling-12:30PM 16

FRIDAY 6

4 BINGO-12:30PM $

Genealogy-12PM 9

THURSDAY

31 Wii Bowling-12:30PM BirthdayCelebration12PM

C-Breeze Band— 10:30AM

BINGO-12:30PM $

MONDAY’S ZOOM & In Center Body/Core/Strength Mtg. ID: 889 6047 7228 Passcode: 819210

TUESDAY’S ZOOM & In Center YOGA w/ Emily Mtg. ID: 879 5433 3858 Passcode: 140370

WEDNESDAY’S ZOOM

& In Center Pilates with Nancy Mtg. ID:833 2439 6058 Passcode: 426748


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SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

MAY 2022 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thank You, C mun y P tnрs! We are very fortunate to have strong partnerships with community agencies such as Brunswick Wellness Coalition, NC Cooperative Extension, and Brunswick County Literacy Council. Sign up for our May classes with the Brunswick County Literacy Council May 13th & 20th @ 10AM to learn about Fraud, Phishing & Saving; and the following week, Long term care and how to protect your investments. We hope to continue these classes as well as our computer and technology literacy class in the future. Come be a part of celebra ng Older Americans Month. The focus is on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communi es for as long as possible. Age My Way is an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communi es. Check out our month’s ac vi es and offerings that support good health and the many ways we can be a part of reimagining aging.

So glad to be offering Medication & Wellness Education in partnership with Marilou & Leigh Lane from the Brunswick Wellness Coalition on Monday, May 16th @ 12PM. This month’s topic will be on Arthritis. Beginning on June 1st , join us in center and on Zoom for Cooking Healthy w/ Meghan. Brought to us by the NC Cooperative Extension agency. Meghan will hold live demonstrations the first Wednesday of the month. You can Zoom in for this at:

Join Zoom Mee ng Mee ng ID: 858 0799 2306 Passcode: 594237

Nutri on Nuggets @ Noon Come and learn about BASIC NUTRITION and MEAL PLANNING on May 10th @ 12PM

Mother’s Day Celebration Join us in honoring the women in our lives. Live music from The Hired Hands Band

Thursday, May 5th @ 10:00AM Light Refreshments will be served

with Nutri onist Janet Shew

Table Talk Topic: Learn about non-medical home care op ons and how to obtain them when you need them. May 19th @ 11:00AM w/ Brian Neubert from Coastal Companion Care


MAY 2022

Coastal Carolina Active Lving SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Celebrating Supply Volunteers with Love & Gratitude From our Meals on Wheels Drivers, to our Kitchen Helpers, Advisory Commi ee members, cra ing ar sans , musicians & a variety of instructors of classes and leaders of clubs , we say a resounding,

Thank You! We could not offer the fantas c services and programs without you! You are at the heart of what we do!


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What’s for lunch?

MAY 2022

MAY

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

2022

Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors *Menus subject to change*

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2 Calico soup Ham and cheese le uce tomato sliders Spinach salad Fresh orange Mustard Milk 2% 9 Creole steak Okra and tomatoes Mashed potatoes So% roll Baked apples Milk 2%

3 Sloppy Joe on bun Coleslaw Potato wedges Apricots 2 % milk

4 Stuffed green pepper casserole Carrots White rice Fruit cocktail So% roll 2% milk

5 Smoked kielbasa Stewed tomatoes Mac and cheese So% roll Fruit cup Mustard Milk 2%

6 Italian chicken breast 3 bean salad Parmesan potatoes Soft roll Diced peaches 2% milk

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11

Asian BBQ chicken Red potatoes Broccoli Vermicelli noodles Pineapple 3dbits Milk 2%

BBQ pork on bun Cauliflower Claremont salad Brown rice Fresh banana Milk 2%

13 Mac and cheese with ham Pinto beans Broccoli Roll Diced pears Milk 2%

16 Beef pot pie Garlic broccoli Mashed potatoes Biscuit Applesauce Chocolate chip cookie Milk 2%

17 Ginger chicken Mixed vegetables Rotini noodles Tossed salad w/ dressing Roll Milk 2%

18 Sweet and sour meatballs Oriental blend vegetables Brown rice Roll Tropical fruit Milk 2%

23 Beef taco salad w/onions, tomatoes, lettuce, black beans, salsa Diced pears Sour cream Milk 2%

24 Spaghetti w/meat sauce Scandinavian blend vegetables Cucumber salad Breadstick Diced peaches Milk 2% 31 Italian chicken breast 3 bean salad Parmesan potatoes Soft roll Diced peaches 2% milk

25 Chicken stroganoff French style green beans Egg noodles Soft roll Fresh orange Milk 2%

12 Hawaiian chicken haystacks Japanese blend vegetables White rice Pineapple tidbits Roll Milk 2% 19 Honey glazed pineapple pork Malibu blend vegetables Rainbow spinach salad Spiral noodles Roll Baked apples Milk 2% 26 Beef and broccoli Steamed carrots Tossed salad w/ dressing So% roll Fresh apple Milk 2%

30 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

20 Irish stew Mashed potatoes Capri vegetables Tossed salad Fresh banana Roll Milk 2%

27 Cheeseburger w/bun mayo, mustard Le uce ,tomato, Potato salad Pickle chips Apple cobbler Milk 2%

Contributions always welcome!


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BSRI programs and services

MAY 2022

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Case Management

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

NEED ASSISTANCE? Contact a Case Manager closest to you.

DISPOSABLE UNDERGARMENTS AND BOOST

HEATERS AND FANS

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT

HOME DELIVERED MEALS

FOOD PANTRIES

IN-HOME AIDE PROGRAM

Calabash Center René Tarquinio, LBSW Lead Case Manager/SHIIP Coordinator (910) 754-6224 | rtarquinio@bsrinc.org Shallotte Center Laura Collins, BSW | Case Manager (910) 754-4468 | lcollins@bsrinc.org Southport Center Casey Freed, BSW | Case Manager (910) 754-4106 | cfreed@bsrinc.org Supply Center Tikila Morgan, BA, BSW | Case Manager (910) 754-8450 | tmorgan@bsrinc.org Leland Center Sandy Porcaro, MA | Case Manager (910) 754-3658 | sporcaro@bsrinc.org

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE

TELEPHONE REASSURANCE

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Prescription Assistance Program Marilou Smith | Leland Center (910) 754-6559 | msmith@bsrinc.org

DONATE TODAY SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE (SHIIP)

SUPPORT GROUPS

TRANSPORTATION

Your donation could save a life. Visit our website to give conveniently:

bsrinc.org/donate/ Who is Eligible?

• Support food insecurity with an annual gift

Our programs and services are specifically designed for adults 60 years of age and older in Brunswick County, except for the Family Caregiver Support Program, Prescription Assistance Program, and SHIIP.

• Set up monthly donations for case management • Honor a loved one with a one-time gift • Sponsor a ride


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