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2 Fall 2022The Coastal Buzz Senior day e very Tue S day! 20% off entire purchase, excluding mattresses Ocean Isle Southport Leland 6560 Beach Dr. 4170 Long Beach Rd. 414 Village Rd. 910-579-8346 910-457-1772 910-338-3648 Put your business in front of newcomers and new businesses! New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties, North Carolina (910) contact@welcomeservicesllc.com319-4134 Welcome service llc: Over 40 Years in the WelcOming Business! Welcome Service LLC is the only welcoming service that personally welcomes newcomers and new businesses to New PenderBrunswickHanover,andCounties.What’s the Buzz? Tell everyone your news with an ad in the Coastal Buzz! (910) 754-2300 Anita alangin@bsrinc.orgLangin Shelagh buzz@bsrinc.orgClancy Your journey. Our mission. LOWER CAPE FEAR LIFECARE WAS MORE THAN JUST SOMEONE WHO TOOK CARE OF MY PARENTS. “We were able to get some respite, which we desperately needed. We had nurses, we had aides, we had whatever we needed.” TERRI, Daughter of Hospice Patients I 800.733.1476

CONTENTStobethecornerstone that best understands and supports the emotional, physical, and social needs of adults 50 and over. Buzz Contributors ................. 4 BS RI S taff ...................... 5 News ......................... 6-9 Therapeutic Music ............... 10 SHIIP ......................... 13 Wellness: Working Outdoors ...... 14 Read All About It ............... 15 Anti-inflammatory Foods ......... 16 Emergency Preparedness ......... 17 In the Garden .................. 18 Best Bites: Zucchini ............. 20 Puzzles ....................... 22 What’s for Lunch? ............... 46 Aging Resources ................ 47 SENIOR SITE CALENDARS Boiling Spring Lakes ............. 23 Calabash ...................... 24 Leland ........................ 28 Oak Island ..................... 33 Shallotte ...................... 34 Southport ..................... 38 Supply ........................ 42 The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 3 8 9 10 15 18 BrunswiCk senior resourCes vision


Donna Ruth Morgan is a book lover who supports better libraries for better communities. s he volunteers with area library organizations and enjoys sharing her passion for reading with family and friends. On page 15, Donna pores through current reading material to find the best picks for your fall list. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Plantation in B runswick County in 2017 after Pat retired as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a B runswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Pat transfor ms all kinds of containers into planters on page 18.

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from leadership roles in engineering and information technology at a major confectionary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. B eth has been enjoying reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and writing human-interest stories. s he is also a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Library of Oak I sland and Southport. She lives in S outhport with her husband and their dog, B etsy. S ee B eth’s story on Therapeutic Music on page 10.



Joan Leotta has been playing with words on page and stage since her childhood in Pittsburgh. Her poetry and essays appear in many publications. Her four historical fiction novels feature strong women in times of U .S . wars, and her poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released. Joan dishes up recipes for zucchini and other squash on page 20.

Ms. Tressie Gore recently celebrated her 98th birthday. “She is amazing!” says Tonya Barnes, assistant director of the Shallotte Center. “She still does everything for herself and has full independence. She can’t drive, so she comes to the Shallotte Center every day by bus. What a blessing Tressie is!”

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BSRI Center/Site Staff Victoria Hine, Shallotte Mary Green, BoilingSpringLakes Holley Norris, Calabash Heather Puglisi, Calabash René Tarquinio, Calabash Pat Stark, Calabash Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash Carol Schotter, Calabash Sharon Klouser, Calabash Kate Livers, Nutrition Services

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Heather Puglisi was recently promoted to assistant director at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. She worked for 23 years in food service for a nursing home in Connecticut. She is mother to four children and a new grandmother. “I moved down last August from Connecticut to take the position of nutrition coordinator here with BSRI,” Heather says. “I welcomed the warm weather and new adventures North Carolina is offering us here.” Calabash Center Director Holley Norris says, “From day one, Heather has been so incredibly dedicated, dependable,hard-working,fun-spirited, and passionate about helping her team and especially the seniors we serve. w e all feel so honored to have her here with us, especially now as the Assistant Director.” “I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity,” Heather says about her new position. “We have a great team here in Calabash. I am excited to tackle my new role as assistant director here at the center.” heather Puglisi assistant Director, the brunswick Center at Calabash

BRUNSWICK SENIOR RESOURCES, INC. 3620 E xpress Dr., P.O . Box 2470, S hallotte, NC 28459 (910) 754-2300 Fax 910-754-9269 | Office Hours 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Derissa Gore, AgingResourcesOfficer Mike McGurn, Managerof Thrift Store Operations Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, OperationsTechnician  Justin Benoy, ProjectTechnician

If you’re


NBNC is a non-profit social group with monthly meetings and frequent activities that give members a chance to make new friends and see what Brunswick County is all about. You’ll meet people a lot like you and hear about local activities and institutions important to your new community. Meetings are on the second Friday of each month. Snacks, beverages, and social time begin at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting, with a speaker, begins at 10 a.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland.


Dues for 2022-23 are $35 per household. To register or learn more about NBNC, visit Contact Debbie Mansir, Membership Director, at 631-875-4597 or or Steve Givens, Activities Director, at 816-522-7571 or with any questions or registration issues. outing to historic downtown Wilmington.

BySteveGivens,NBNCActivitiesDirectorandDebbieMansir,NBNCMembershipDirector new to Brunswick County, might Where should I get a haircut? Who can I trust to work on my car? Is there a good dentist North Brunswick Newcomers Club (NBNC) has answers.

The club organizes and sponsors 8-12 activities each month in Brunswick County and the Wilmington area. Newcomers gather to enjoy dining, biking, hiking, historic and cultural tours, game groups, and outings.

6 Fall 2022The Coastal Buzz Be a Better Newcomer to Brunswick County North B runswick Newcomers Club members enjoy an

Aloha! Hawaiian Day at Boiling Spring Lakes Nutrition Site


The featured nonprofit program runs through November. You’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. You can join myWalgreens by signing up at Or download the Walgreens App, or ask in our stores at checkout. It’s free, fast, and easy!

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Arnold Owens, Chairman, BSRI B oard of Directors, feels the best part of being a BSRI board member is knowing that we are helping and supporting the seniors in B runswick County.

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BSRI Seeks New Board Members

Walgreens has chosen Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI) as a featured nonprofit. That means you can donate your Walgreens Cash Rewards to BSRI and help make life better for older adults in Brunswick County. Join My Walgreens to Benefit BSRI MyWalgreens makes saving and shopping easier. Join free and unlock sale prices, plus:

BSRI is seeking new members for our board ofBdirectors.oardmembers help promote the mission of B runswick Senior Resources, I nc. through leadership and fundraising. Our board directs and assists BSRI in its mission to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life of seniors in B runswick County. We are especially in need of board members from District 2, District 3, and District 4. People with a background in finance and business management would make great additions to our board. The next meetings for the BSRI board of directors are S ept. 23 and Oct. 28. If you’d like to find out more about helping in this important role, please contact Debra Marlowe at 910-754-2300 or

Candlelight Reflections Remembers Dementia Patients

—Tikila Morgan, Aging Resource Specialist

Long-Term Care Planning

Long-Term Care Planning Month takes place in October. The month creates awareness to help seniors and caretakers understand and prepare for the high costs of healthcare for adults. This is a good time to plan a meeting with professional advisors such as an elder law attorney, primary care doctor, and admission coordinators at long-term care facilities. If you have any questions or need help with long-term care planning, reach out to an Aging Resource Specialist at 910-754-2300.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month.

BuzzCaregiver Support Groups

—Tikila Morgan, Aging Resource Specialist

Brunswick Senior Resources will host its annual Candlelight Reflections Ceremony to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Please join us at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Road, to give thanks to the dedicated caregivers and remember loved ones lost to demetnia. Open to the public. Call 910-754-8450 to RSVP.

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—Tikila Morgan, Aging Resource Specialist

Brunswick Senior Resources monthly caregiver support groups offer a safe place where caregivers can express themselves openly without judgment and meet other caregivers. Support group participants can share ideas and experiences that may help others who are new to or struggling with the challenges of caregiving. Contact an Aging Resource Specialist today at 910-754-2300 to register and learn more!

Photos by Mike McGurn

Our thrift stores recently received a donation of beautiful handmade maple baskets by Longaberger. Come see these collectible, useful baskets at our Shallotte and Calabash stores.

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Recently, our Thrift Stores received a large donation of Longaberger baskets and accessories from a former dealer. The items are all brand-new “old stock” from a previous side business. Many are in their original packaging and the baskets are in mintBothcondition.ourCalabash

What’s a Longaberger?

Our Fall Changeovers are coming soon and that means great deals on summer clothing and accessories at both of our stores in September. Check the “News” page on for monthly sales and all the latest Thrift Store happenings. You can also shop our online store by going to the “Shop” page for the best and latest furniture arrivals and all kinds of other items from both stores.


The Longaberger Company began as a family-owned business in 1973 based in Dresden, Ohio. They made high-quality handcrafted maple wood baskets and a line of accessories to go with the baskets. They sold the baskets at demonstration parties similar to Tupperware parties. The baskets became highly collectible through the years and even more so after the company closed in 2018. At its peak in 2000, Longaberger did $1 billion in sales and had 8,200 employees and 45,000 independent distributors. These beautiful baskets and accessories make great gifts as they are decorative, collectible, and useful too. We have lots of accessories like colorful cloth basket liners, plastic inserts, display racks, matching napkins and place mats, table runners and tablecloths, as well as a nice line of stoneware crocks and coasters.

Longaberger Baskets Galore

and Shallotte Stores have beautiful displays and plenty of inventory left and we are offering all Longaberger items at 20% off while supplies last.

Stop by soon while supplies last and take advantage of this wonderful donation by spreading a little Longaberger Love of your own.

Watch for ChangeoversFall

The Calabash Store will be closed until 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 and the Shallotte Store will be closed until 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 for changeovers. Then the stores will be loaded the best of our expansive fall and winter fashion inventory, ready for you to pick from the cream of the crop. We’ll have all kinds of great fall décor and seasonal items.


History Therapeuticof Music

Therapeutic music is intended to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental concerns. It is usually played live in healthcare settings like hospitals and nursing homes to enhance the healing atmosphere. Music to promote healing has roots in many cultures throughout history. Pythagoras of Greece taught music as a medical science. David soothed King Saul with harp music. Monasteries of the Middle M Michael S asnow shows his harp to children at a hospital bedside. S asnow is a certified therapeutic musician who plays his harp in healthcare settings to enhance a healing atmosphere.

The Gift of Therapeutic Music

In an anxious rehab patient’s room, the steady sound of live harp music creates a 60-beat-per-minute rhythmic pace to support a normal resting heart rate.

In a hospice patient’s room, a family struggles to say goodbye. Their strained voices and tears clearly agitate the dying patient as she pulls at her gown and oxygen tubing. The clinical musician begins to improv a song in a minor key. Family members pause to listen, the room becomes quiet, and the hospice patient relaxes into the supportive sound. These are just a few of the true experiences described by therapeutic musician and harpist Julie Rehder, a certified therapeutic music practitioner and Program Coordinator of the Therapeutic Musicians of Coastal Carolina. Rehder, like the other musicians in this specialty-trained group, is dedicated to using the power of music to help people heal.

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In the living room of a dementia care wing, a therapeutic musician softly plays “You Are My Sunshine” to a restless resident in a recliner. The harpist, resident, staff, and even visitors start singing, bringing smiles to many faces and a sense of calm. The planned sedative medication for the resident in the recliner is cancelled.

All photos contributed by Julie Rehder

Ages and visionary musicians like St. Hildegard passed on knowledge of the power of therapeutic music. Medical Benefits Modern-day studies prove that therapeutic music can stabilize heart rate, blood pressure and respiration rates. It can lead a patient into a state of deep relaxation and increase endorphin production, which may decrease the need for pain medication. Therapeutic music can have a positive influence on protective cells of the immune system. It may aid digestion and reduce stress. It is often used in drug and alcohol detoxification programs and with Alzheimer’s patients and people with learning disabilities. It’s Science Rehder became a Certified Music Practitioner in 2017 through the Music for Healing & Transition Program, a two-year study of both music and science.

“I believe that what therapeutic musicians do is a serious blend of Harpist Julie Rehder plays to support a heart patient. Rehder is a certified therapeutic music practitioner and Program Coordinator of the Therapeutic Musicians of Coastal Carolina. The specialty-trained group uses the power of music to help people heal. Below: Shari Hancock practices therapeutic music on the harp. continued

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“Playing for him at his hospital bed was my opportunity to have one last duet with my dad,” Rehder says.

12 Fall 2022The Coastal Buzz Wendy Russell, a certified therapeutic music practitioner and member of the Therapeutic Musicians of Coastal Carolina. drives from South Carolina each month to provide therapeutic music.

A Final Duet Rehder recalls playing music for her father when he was dying.

Now Rehder selflessly provides the same experience for others. She has big dreams for the future of the program.

Music was the common bond between them. They used to play the piano together.

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A facility liaison, nurse, physician, family member, or even residents themselves can make a referral for music. Some residents have standing requests due to ongoing health or mental health issues.

Music for Nursing Home Residents In March 2021, after a full year of research and data collection, Rehder was awarded a grant for $440,080 from The North Carolina Culture Change Coalition, managed by the state Department of Health and Human Services, to fund therapeutic music in skilled nursing facilities. The grant is regulated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the funds come from Civil Money Penalty Funds. “The grant provides funding for three years for seven certified therapeutic musicians in eleven skilled nursing facilities in Pender and New Hanover Counties to provide therapeutic music at bedside and in group settings. In October 2022, we will expand our reach to two facilities in Brunswick County,” Rehder explains. The group is currently composed of one flautist and six harpists. Two more harpists are in training. All musicians are taught how to address patient conditions including anxiety, dementia, restlessness, boredom, failure to thrive, and end-of-life issues.

OUR BRUNSWICK COUNTY COMMUNITY science and sound,” Rehder says. “I have been training as a musician since I was five years old, but every human who can hear or feel the vibrations of sound develops a connection to music. As a performer, I have experienced how music can change the mood of a room. I especially like the intimacy of creating music for one person.”

While strict evaluation criteria based on data collected at each session is required, success is not just measured by numbers.

“We have real stories from our musicians, the facilities, the residents, and family members of how music impacts the residents,” Rehder says.

The Brunswick Center at Calabash October 13 - Noon

To learn more about Therapeutic Musicians of Coastal Carolina, go to or

Beth Klahre received her certificate for Public Music forMedical Environments in May,which qualifies herto offerlive music in public areas ofhospital,hospice,nursinghomes,andother medical environments. “I am excited to beworking withJulie soon!” Bethsays. Carole Green, the first certified music practitioner in our area, plays her harp with a dementia patient. m edicare Open Enrollment will begin Oct. 15 and go until Dec. 7. This is the time of year when you can review your prescription drug and Medicare Advantage Plan coverage. Changes to your coverage can be made at this time.

Medicare changes at these scheduled

The Brunswick Center at Southport October 10 - Noon

The Brunswick Center at Leland October 4 - 11:45am

The Brunswick Center at Supply Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 15


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte


Medicare Presentations: October 3 - 10:30am

“I would love to see this program continued at the end of the three-year grant period. Nursing homes do not have unlimited funds for projects that are not required by the state, such as this one. But I hope to have significant data on how music has improved the quality of life and the environment for both residents and staff,” Rehder says. As of April 30, 2022, the therapeutic musicians have delivered 1,356 sessions. What a beautiful gift.

The SHIIP program is here to help you. We have volunteer counselors available to meet with you at each of our five centers, by appointment only. Please call 910-754-2300, ext. 1000 to schedule your appointment. Medicare usually makes changes every year with coverage and premiums. Learn about 2023

October 6 - 12:30pm

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Seek ErgonomicOut Tools

Complete Outdoor Chores with Vigor

Stretch, Strengthen, and Rest While doing outdoor chores it’s important to know your limitations and take steps to keep yourself healthy. Yoga and stretching exercises that target your hands and wrists can improve mobility and boost strength, aiding in injury prevention. And it’s great to stop for breaks or to divide your chores up over multiple days. By making a few tweaks to your outdoor chore routine, healthy aging and an active lifestyle can go hand in hand.

Stock your toolshed with items created to make your life easier. Fortunately, some product manufacturers understand the needs of older adults and are designing products accordingly. For example, Scepter SmartControl fuel containers are operated with a squeezing action, making them easier to use than fuel containers that require twisting a spout or holding down a button. Certain pruning shears have rotating handles and a cushioned grip for ergonomic comfort.

Go Low-Maintenance

(StatePoint) When it comes to healthy, active aging, it’s all about making simple adaptations. This is especially true of outdoor chores, which can put a strain on wrists will help you tackle your tasks and maintain your favorite hobbies with vigor as you age.

A few smart landscaping choices can make maintaining your home’s curb appeal much easier to manage. For example, by selecting native plant species, your lawn and garden will more easily thrive with less intervention from you. You can also eliminate some upkeep by using groundcover plants in certain places instead of grass, or by landscaping with succulents that require minimal watering, or even with decorative stones.

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TheWayofIntegrity (2021) is a four-part journey based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Readers can browse the topics in this personalBeckMarthaLifethecompletingdeeporself-helpatypicalbookcandigwhileexercises.coachsharesstories and humor to illustrate practical tips for moving beyond social and cultural expectations to living true to ourselves. Nutshell review:Aguide tochoosingbetweenconformity and self-affirmation. Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton (2022) is a delightful collaboration between two famous creators. The storyline hits high notes for characterization while harmonizing drama and romance. A plucky protagonist, a

Reading from Health to Hammock

The Bone Orchard (2022) by Sara A. Mueller is a bizarre whodunit set in a gothic world of secrets, sorcery, and horrific imagery. Perhaps this debut

in brutal, gruesome fashion. Nutshell review:Treesgrowingfromthe corpses of dead creatures to replace them in a Frankenstein-like processisjustthebeginningofthe weirdness….


BrainKeepSharp:BuildaBetteratAnyAge by Sanjay Gupta, MD (2021) spells out how we can understand and preserve brain function. Discover how movement, purposeful discovery and actions, relaxation, protective eating, and thetoweekaupwrapsnarrativebrain.ofareconnectionshumanelementsahealthyThewithtwelve-planintegratedoctor’sguidance into daily routines. Nutshell review:Putyour brainfirst—itis“groundzeroin determiningqualityoflife.” Book Lovers by Emily Henry (2022) is the perfect late-summer treat for beach or hammock. Anyone who loves elements,comedyromanticdialogue,offewenjoyashouldaboutbooksbooksgrabcopyandahourswittyand



Anengrossing,feel-goodstory— perfectwithaglassofsweetteaor a cold beer.

As the weather cools in fall, refreshing storms gather and our fall reading list grows. Whether you’re seeking food for thought, advice for your brain, or a few hours of escapism in a hammock, you’ll find something to savor here. These recent reads are all available at Brunswick County libraries.

Nutshell review:

layers of tension between opposing characters. Nutshell review: From enemies to lovers and sisters reconnecting in small-town North Carolina, this one was a must-review for the Buzz!

(Choose ALL that apply.) peppers and Tuna, avocados

For many reasons, processed food and fast food, especially deep-fried foods, are bad for your general health and osteoarthritis.

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2. Peanut butter 3. Margarine 4. Fast food burgers

• Fried foods

1. Salmon, broccoli and red

“Yet, you can delay surgery by controlling the weight you put on your knees and hips, while eating moderate portions of the right foods.”


fries 5.

The best choices are 1, 2, and 5. Margarine contains harmful trans fats and fast food may too. Fast food is processed food and can have added sugar, salt, and saturated fats.

Instead, choose mostly plant foods, the more colorful, the better, to fight inflammation.

Step Back from These Some foods to avoid include:

• Processed food high in sugar, such as snacks and cookies

One of the best tools to fight inflammation comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store. “Components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Which Is Best? Which of these foods help reduce the inflammation and pain of andmajorosteoarthritis—thecauseofkneehipreplacements?

• White rice or bread or pasta

Many major diseases—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s—have been linked to chronic inflammation.

“Today’s Total Joint Replacement surgery offers longer-lasting implants, better pain management and faster rehabilitation,” says McLeod Sports Medicine Certified Athletic Trainer Valencia Oxendine-Rose.

• Sodas • Alcohol should be consumed in moderation – no more than one drink a day

Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Healthy foods aren’t limited to tofu, celery sticks and bran muffins. For instance, lobster and shrimp (not deep fried) are on list of foods that offer vitamin E and antioxidants to help your joints.

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Photo by Casey Freed Work teams from nine counties arrive at New Hope Volunteer Village for a Disaster Case Managers Training Course. Paticipants learned how to coordinate responses following a disaster, such as a hurricane.

Disaster Training Helps Area Seniors

ByCaseyFreed NeusestructureChurchPresbyterianisasmallhistoricsituatedon a rural side road in New Bern. The church has been serving its community since 1926. But in response to the devastation of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, the little church with the big heart would serve on a much broader scale by opening its doors to serve as a place of refuge for volunteer work teams who flocked to New Bern to rebuild in the wake of the storms. Shelter in the Storm With the help of other organizations, the Church’s educational building was altered to comfortably house up to 60 volunteers, with nine bunk rooms, two kitchens, nine showers, laundry facilities, and an area for community outreach and education.Thecenter, now known as the New Hope Volunteer Village, is part of the Craven County Disaster Recover Alliance (CCDRA) and was this year’s host site for Catholic Charities’ and CCDRA’s 2021 Disaster Case Managers Training Course. Participants from nine counties traveled to New Bern to attend the training. As an active member of Brunswick County’s Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI) sent a member of the BSRI Aging Resource team to attend the two-day course. Learning How Best to Help BSRI’s role along with other agencies active in VOAD is to collaborate with each other at local, state, and federal levels to better coordinate response following a disaster, and to effectively ensure that disaster survivors have access to all possible resources. These types of trainings strengthen effective disaster case management skills, helping BSRI’s Aging Resources team to provide assistance to Brunswick County seniors at every phase of disaster, from assessing risks seniors face prior to a disaster, to assisting seniors in overcoming barriers they face in applying for assistance afterwards.Thecourse covered 10 topics for conducting disaster case management. It included group activities that allowed participants to put training into practice. One participant in the training course said that following Hurricane Florence, there were many people who did not understand the application process involved with receiving assistance from FEMA. Overwhelmed by what they had already been through, they simply gave up and missed out on resources that they qualified for. That’s why these training courses are crucial to providing case managers the skills to step in and be an advocate and voice for disaster survivors.



Many seniors give up on gardening when it becomes too difficult to get down to the ground and back up again. But the therapeutic benefits of gardening can still be enjoyed by bring the soil up to the gardener. These types of gardens are known as accessibility gardens. Accessibility gardens are designed to allow those with mobility restrictions and disabilities easy access to plants. Tall, raised bed gardens, such as those found at the Brunswick Center at Supply and New Hanover Arboretum, are one form of accessibility gardens. But you don’t have to build a tall box to enjoy gardening in your golden years. Containers of All Types Container gardening is an easy way to have an accessibility garden. Containers can be hung from plant holders placed in the ground or attached to a railing. A patio table is a great location for container plants. Try to find a spot that avoids full sun in the afternoon. Think out of the box when considering containers. At left is an idea for a small herb garden from using hanging shoe pockets. Careful—the soil will dry out if placed in full sun for a long period of time. Use potting soil, which helps to retain water.

Shelby Horning found a unique way to remember her late boyfriend. “He always gave me plants instead of flowers on special occasions,” Shelby says. “I decided to use a pair of his ‘Varnumtown Wingtips’ for a planter.” Now when she sees the Shasta daisy growing out of his boot, she recalls fond memories. “He really is pushing up daisies!” Shelby exclaims. Shoe pockets make a fun, unusual herb garden. Find a site with shade for hot afternoons.

Photos by Pat Naughton Anything can be a planter if you look at it right. Think outside the box, or outside the flowerpot. Shelby Horning found these boots make great containers for Shasta daisies.


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Photos by Pat Naughton Gloria and Steven Thomson made their garden more convenient by modifying plans for a sandbox and elevating it to waist height.

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A Special Sandbox I was very impressed with the accessibility garden my neighbors, Gloria and Steven Thomson, designed. Steve modified the plans for a sandbox and elevated it to waist height. It has a pond liner to hold the soil, and under the soil, irrigation. It even has an overflow pipe for excess water. It’s marked off in 15 square feet for “square foot gardening,” a method developed by Mel Bartholomew. Steve and Gloria are enjoying beans, carrots, squash, tomatoes, and kale. If it will hold soil, it will hold a Forplant.instructions on how to make a shoe pocket planter, go to https://


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Farmers markets overflow with zucchini in September. But this most versatile member of the squash family is available year-round, so you can always count on this squash, along with its summer squash yellow sister and orange-fleshed winter squash cousins: pumpkin, butternut, acorn, spaghetti squash, and others. All squashes are power-packed with vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate, and fiber, to varying degrees. Learn more about their health properties at

Zucchini (or Summer Squash)

Were you hoping for a new use for pumpkin or butternut squash? My favorite savory is this Three Sisters recipe. Native Americans grew squash in the fields with beans and corn (they are quite compatible growing together), calling the trio the three sisters. These sisters are also often cooked together, a triple health boost. I use butternut squash chunks, but you can use pumpkin. We serve it at Thanksgiving and any other time we have enough guests to gobble it up without leftovers. I like to use zucchini as a main dish by mixing spiralized zucchini strands with real spaghetti in a one-to-one ratio. Cook the zucchini strands separately, steaming them in the microwave, then stir them together with the cooked pasta and season with a bit of olive oil (or butter). While pasta and zucchini are still warm, stir in butter and grated Romano cheese to taste. If you don’t have a spiralizer you can simply cut the zucchini into matchstick-size pieces. i f you do that, combine the steamed zucchini with a short pasta like penne, to keep the sizes a better match for your fork.

Versatile, Delicious Squash

The more delicate, soft-fleshed zucchini is a treasure trove of eating possibilities. Select firm but not-too-hard zucchini and summer squash. They are good even raw and can be enjoyed unpeeled, making it one of the easiest veggies to use in recipes both sweet and savory, both main and side. Most squashes are great in both sweet and savory concoctions. My go-to sweet for zucchini is zucchini bread, with cinnamon added, but I’ve recently discovered it works well in oatmeal cookies.



1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (or sub part for whole wheat flour) ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder

15-ounce can of red or black beans—low sodium 8 ounces crushed tomato

One box cornbread mix

1 cup quick-cooking oats 1 cup shredded/grated zucchini, well drained, pressed dry ½ cup chopped dates (optional)

8 ounces cubed squash (I use butternut)

1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground cloves 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened 2/3 cup brown sugar—not packed 1 egg—two if small 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Grease baking sheets. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves in a bowl. In another, larger bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. To this, add the egg(s) and vanilla extract. Then mix in the flour mixture and oats until blended—do not overmix. Once you have removed excess moisture from the zucchini, stir it and the dates into the dough, mixing just enough to evenly combine.Dropbatter by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased sheets. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until the bottom edges turn golden brown.

Salt and pepper to taste Cheese (optional)

Zucchini Cookies (Adapted from a recipe on

15-ounce can whole kernel corn

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The “Three Sisters” are a garden combination of squash, beans, and corn traditionally grown together by Native Americans and often cooked together as well. This casserole combines all three.

Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Oil a 2-quart casserole dish.Mix 8 ounces of cubed squash with one can of drained corn kernels and one can of drained red or black beans. If you like, you can add some cheese to the mixture. Mix well and transfer to casserole dish. Mix the cornbread according to package instructions and dot the top of the casserole with cornbread mix. Bake for thirty minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown. Note: For this you cannot substitute summer squash.

Three Sisters Casserole

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24 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed WednesdayMondayTuesdayThursdayfriday 8:45ZumbaGold $4 9:00 10:00RummikubGentleYoga10:00Trivia11:45LunchServed 12:30Painter’sGroup 12:30BeginnerMahJongg R 1:15 6:00Geri-FitBeginnerLineDancing 7:00IntermediateLineDancing 9:00 10:1510:0020/20/20ChoirGroupBalletone(Noclass9/19) 10:30GardenClub 11:45LunchServed 12:30MahJongg 12:30CraftswithLinda 1:30TaiChi 9:00ZumbaGold 10:00CardGames 10:15MuscleStrength&Core 10:30BeginnerDulcimer R 11:45LunchServed 12:30Knit&CrochetClub 1:15Geri-Fit 8:00Hoopitup! $4 9:00 10:3020/20/20BINGO50cents/card 11:45LunchServed 12:30Hand&FootCardGame 12:30BeginnerMahJongg R 8:45PumpedUpStrength $2 9:00CraftswithDawn 10:15BINGO 50cents/card 11:45LunchServed 1:00BeginnerLineDancing CALABASH Coastal Carolina Active Living 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427 Holley Norris, Center Director Heather Puglisi, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CALABASH Coastal Carolina Active Living 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427 Holley Norris, Center Director Heather Puglisi, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed25The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 1 THURSDAY:DiscussiononPersonality Disorders10:30 2 FRIDAY:Wreathsw/Dawn9:00R;Cinemaat theCenter(AmericanUnderdog)12:30 5 MONDAY:CENTERCLOSED 12 MONDAY:BookClub(MysticLakebyKristin Hannah)10:00;Craft(FallMasonJar)12:30 13 TUESDAY:BalanceScreening11:00-12:00 SEPTEMBER 2022 16 FRIDAY:CENTERCLOSED 20 TUESDAY:HealthyCookingDemo10:30 26 MONDAY:HalloweenCards12:30 28 WEDNESDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup2:00 30 FRIDAY:PineNeedleBasketWeaving12:30R$22 15 THURSDAY:BoardofElectionsQ&A11:15-12:30 23 FRIDAY: CinemaattheCenter(Blindside)12:30 OCTOBER 2022 4 TUESDAY:PumpkinPaintingw/theDirectors 12:15 10 MONDAY:BookClub10:00;MedicareChat withRene,AgingResourceSpecialist12:30 11 TUESDAY:BalanceScreening11:00-12:00 12 WEDNESDAY:DivisionofServicesfortheDeaf& HardofHearingPresentation12:45 13 THURSDAY:JournalWritingHour9:45; Medication&WellnessChat(RespiratoryHealth) 11:45 14 FRIDAY:CinemaattheCenter(JerseyBoys) 12:30 20 THURSDAY:JournalWritingHour9:45 27 THURSDAY:JournalWritingHour9:45 31 MONDAY:HalloweenCostumeContest12:15 28 FRIDAY: PineNeedleBasketWeaving12:30R$22 PaintingWhileExploringShapesandColors, 12:30 R 21 FRIDAY: PaintingWhileExploringShapesand Colors. 12:30 R NOVEMBER 2022 3 THURSDAY:JournalWritingHour9:45 8 CENTERCLOSED 9 WEDNESDAY:Veteran’sSocial12:30R 10 THURSDAY:JournalWritingHour9:45 11 CENTERCLOSED 14 MONDAY:BookClub10:00 15 TUESDAY:HealthyCookingDemo10:30 4 FRIDAY: PaintingWhileExploringShapesand Colors,12:30 R 24-25 CENTERCLOSED 28 MONDAY:Craft(ChristmasCard)12:30 23 WEDNESDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup2:00 18 FRIDAY:CinemaattheCenter(Uncharted)12:30 PaintingWhileExploringShapesandColors, 12:30 R 17 THURSDAY:JournalWritingHour9:45 16 WEDNESDAY:Neighbor2NeighborInfo& VolunteerRecruitment11:15

Coastal Carolina Active Living 26 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 CALABASH 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427 Holley Norris, Center Director Heather Puglisi, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veteran’s Social: Wednesday,Veteran’s Social: Wednesday,Social: Social: November 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Hallp.m. the Main If you plan to attend, please let a staff member at the front desk know. Didyou IntergenerationSeptemberknow?isMonth& September1stisWorld LetterWritingDay! Pleasebringinahandwrittenletterforachild, encouragingthemtodotheir verybestforthenewschool year!Besuretosubmittous byThursday,September8. Medicare Info with René, Calabash Center’s Aging Resource Specialist Monday, October 10 at 12:30 Come out & learn what changes and updates have occurred for the upcoming year. Need further counseling? You can make an appointment to meet with one of our SHIIP volunteers! PINE NEEDLE BASKET WEAVING ($22) ALL*REGISTRATIONREQUIRED*CLASSESAT12:30 • FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 • FRIDAY, DEC. 2 • FRIDAY, DEC. 16 October13—November17 Thursdaysat9:45 Bringanotebookandpen/pencil. Apromptwillbegivenalongwithavideo,music, andexamples.Therewillbe20-25minutesof writingfollowedby20-25minutesofsharing (optional,ofcourse)! Journal Writing Hour

Coastal Carolina Active LivingCALABASH 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427 Holley Norris, Center Director Heather Puglisi, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 27The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 Days the Center will be CLOSED: • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) • Friday, September 16 (Staff Training) • Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day) • Friday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) • Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving) • Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) What do you love most about Fall? MarilouAltman “Applepie.” JimmySmith “Thechangingofthe leaves.” PaulBuckley “Pumpkinpie.” JanSmart “Howmyson& daughter-in-lawdecorate everythingfor Halloween, husband’srememberingandmybirthday.” Take care of your brain— come see us more often! 1. We have a fitness room & over 10 fitness class each week. 2. Table Games, Trivia, and Bingo 3. Craft Classes 4. Monthly Healthy Cooking Demo 5. Lots of socializing ALL of these programs & activities promote healthy brain function!

LELAND Coastal Carolina Active Living 121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 910-754-770128451Veronica Lett-McGee, Center Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 28 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed WednesdayMondayTuesdayThursdayfriday 9:00aPinochle 9:30aChairAerobics 10:00aBingo$ 11:30a 12:30pLunchTaiChi 1-4pOilPainting 1:30pCardioDance 9:30a 1:30p1-311:30aGeri-FitLunchpMahJonggCardioDance9:00aPinochle9:00aTRX R 9:30aIntervalTraining 10:00aAcrylicPainting 10:15aBridgeforBeginners 11:30a 2:00p12:30p12:30pLunchTaiChiSleepMatsCardioDrumming 9:30a 10:30a10:00aGeri-FitCraftsLineDance(Intermediate) 11:30a 12:30pLunchAcrylicPainting 1:00pBridgeClub 9:00aYogaBody&Soul 9:00aWalkingGroup 10:30aLineDance(Beginners) 11:30aLunch

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed octoBER SEPTEMBEnovEMBER20222022R2022 LELAND Coastal Carolina Active Living 121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 910-754-770128451Veronica Lett-McGee, Center Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 29The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 2 FRIDAY:QuiltingBee9-12; MonthlyBirthdayCelebration(atLunch) 5 MONDAY:CLOSEDforLaborDay 6 TUESDAY:BibleStudy&LelandLarks10:30 7 WEDNESDAY:Hand&FootCards1-3 12 TUESDAY:TechHelp10 15 THURSDAY:Meetw/CaseManager11:45 3 MONDAY:MedicarePresentation10:30 4 TUESDAY:BibleStudy&LelandLarks10:30 5 WEDNESDAY:VeteranMeet-upNoon; Hand&FootCards1-3 7 FRIDAY:QuiltingBee9-12 MonthlyBirthdayCelebration(atLunch) 10 MONDAY:LelandLarks:AVarietyShow10: 11 TUESDAY:TechHelp10 18 TUESDAY:BibleStudy&LelandLarks10:30 19 WEDNESDAY:BloodPressureChecks10:45; Hand&FootCards1-3 20 THURSDAY:Meetw/CaseManager11:45 21 FRIDAY:QuiltingBee9-12 26 WEDNESDAY:CoupsforTroops9:30 27 THURSDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup10Z 31 MONDAY:HalloweenParty/CostumeContest10 1 TUESDAY:BibleStudy&LelandLarks10:30 2 WEDNESDAY:Hand&FootCards1-3 4 FRIDAY:QuiltingBee9-12; MonthlyBirthdayCelebration(atLunch) 8 TUESDAY:TechHelp10 11 FRIDAY:CLOSEDforVeteran’sDay 15 TUESDAY:BibleStudy&LelandLarks10:30 16 WEDNESDAY:BloodPressureChecks10:45; Hand&FootCards1-3 17 THURSDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup10Z; Meetw/CaseManager11:45 18 FRIDAY:QuiltingBee9-12 24,25 THURS&FRI:CLOSEDforThanksgiving 30 WEDNESDAY:CoupsforTroops9:30 16 FRIDAY:CLOSEDforStaffTraining 20 TUESDAY:BibleStudy&LelandLarks10:30 21 WEDNESDAY:BloodPressureChecks10:45; Hand&FootCards1-3 22 THURSDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup10Z 28 WEDNESDAY:CoupsforTroops9:30

Coastal Carolina Active Living 30 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 LELAND 121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 910-754-770128451Veronica Lett-McGee, Center Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 TheLelandLarksPresent: TheBestoftheBest:AVarietyShow TheLelandLarkssingershaveaspecialvariety showcominguponMonday,October10at10. Theyalwayshaveawonderfulperformancein storeforalltoenjoy! QuarterlyVeteransMeetup willbeheldatlunch!October5at11:30. JoinLegionTroop68! VeteransBreakfast onNovember10at9. Coffee&pastrieswillbeserved. Medica on & Wellness: UpperSystemRespiratory MarilouSmith,our MedicationAccess Specialist,alongwitha specialguestwillbedoing apresentationaboutyour UpperRespiratorysystem. Thiswilltakeplace October26at12pintheTRXRoom.Youwill learnhowtobettercareforyourselfandhowto getmedicationsatlowertonocost! MedicarePresentation What’snewwithMedicare? ComefindoutOctober3at10:30. Presentationwillbeinthediningroom. AbigTHANKYOU toKathrynLawler, ournewSeniorTar Heel toadvocate,representativeLegislatureandforcomingourcenterstotalkwithourseniorsbackinJune! Thankyou Totheselovelyparticipantsraisingawarenessfor ElderAbuseAwarenessmonthinJune!



CreativeCostume! What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? HALLOWEEN PARTY! AlbertTalbot cranberry“Iliketheturkey,stuffing,yams&sauce.” ShirleyLincoln “Switchingupdinnertoaseafoodbuffet.” DeaconVernonThomas being“Otherthaneating,withfamilyandthefellowship.” ShirleyAdams have“Family,becauseallItodoisshowup.Theydothecooking.”

JoinusEACHTUESDAYthismonthtoshowyour spiritforourseniorcenter.Wewouldnotbehere withoutallofyou,sothankyou!Wewillhavea dress-upthemealongwithafunactivityat lunchtimetohonorourseniorsatthecenter. Themesareasfollows:

Tuesday,9/6:DressupinCountryWesternattire. Activity:WesternTVShowTrivia! Tuesday,9/13:Dressupasyourfavorite Superhero/Supervillain.Activity:Reminiscent Show&Tell:Bringinanitemoramemoryto sharewithus! Tuesday,9/20:Dressupinawhitet-shirt. Activity:Bringinsomemarkersforotherstosign yourshirtlikeayearbook! Tuesday,9/27: Dressupinyourfavoritepairof PJs.KeepitPG,please!Activity:GuessWho’sWho? Guesswhichbaby/youngpersonpicturebelongsto whichparticipant. OnHalloween,October31,wewill behavingour Costume Therewillbesnacks& punch.Wearyourfavoritecostume.Therewill beprizesforScariestCostume,Funniest &Most


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Coastal Carolina Active LivingLELAND 121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 910-754-770128451Veronica Lett-McGee, Center Director

Quilting and Chatting: Meet Sherry Ross

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ByJodiLowerVolunteerCoordinator Sherry and her husband Jim discovered Southport while on their 40th wedding anniversary. The small-town feeling, friendly people, being close to the beach, and activities in Southport attracted them to retire down here from Pennsylvania. When they decided to buy their house down here, “It was our souvenir,” Sherry said. They have lived in the Southport area for nine years and when they first moved down here, they did not know anyone. Becoming a Volunteer In Pennsylvania, Sherry worked in an accounting office while raising her three children. She was heavily involved with the Special Olympics, where she helped recruit volunteers and participants.

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You’ll often find volunteer Sherry Ross at the Welcome Desk at the Brunswick Center at Southport. She’s always ready to meet newcomers and show them around the center.

Sherry has tied a lot of her previous work and hobbies into her volunteer work with the Brunswick Center at Southport. She works at the front desk, greeting participants and other volunteers. She helps them complete applications to join the center, shows them around, and explains what we have to offer. She finds joy in talking and meeting the new and current participants that come to the center. There have been so many who have become her friends.

Sewing, Quilting, and Crafts

“I couldn’t ask for better people to attend my classes, come into the center, other volunteers, plus the staff at the center,” Sherry says. They have all become her friends and help her as much as she helps them. “The staff is beyond amazing. They stick together and support each other in helping to make the center a success.” Sherry volunteers every week, because she enjoys her friends and seeing how she makes a difference.

Sherry’s favorite hobby is quilting, which she has been doing now for eight years. She also teaches a sewing and quilting class at the Southport center. Every year in November, the Southport center hosts a crafters bazaar. Sherry gathers volunteers for that special day and recruits vendors to purchase two tables to display crafts for sale. This is a great fundraiser event for the Southport Center. It’s the People Sherry enjoys volunteering because she likes to keep busy, and enjoys the socialization she gets from helping center participants. In return, she offers socialization to the participants, who need it too! She likes to feeling productive and knowing she is making a difference in the lives of others.

OAK ISLAND BSRI Nutrition Site 102 SE 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 910-754-2300 for Reservations Stephanie Stiller, Community Center Assistant Operating Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 910-278-6552 1 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 2 10:00 am Rummikub 11:45 am Senior Lunch 5 10:30 Lunch11:45aerobicsChairamSenior 1:00pm Movie 6 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 7 10:30 Chair Aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:00 Social time 1:00pm Rummikub 8 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 9 Trip 12 10:30 Lunch11:45aerobiChaircsamSenior 1:00pm Movie 13 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 14 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30pm Craft Time 15 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 16 10:00 am Rummikub 11:45 am Senior Lunch 19 10:30 LunchaerobicsChair11:45amSenior 1:00pm Movie 20 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 21 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Cape Fear Life Care Speaker 22 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 23 Trip 26 10:30 Lunch11:45aerobicsChairamSenior 27 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 28 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:00 pm Rummikub 1:00pm Social time 29 10:30 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 30 10:00 am Rummikub 11:45 am Senior Lunch Senior Activity Calendar SEPTEMBER 2022 (Subject to Change) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 33The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022

SHALLOTTE Coastal Carolina Active Living 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 910-754-230028470x1002Jillian Hardin, Center Director Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 7 to 3; Thurs. 7 to 7 34 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed WednesdayMondayTuesdayThursdayfriday 7:00PracticeBilliards 9:00BilliardsGame 10:00Geri-Fit 11:00Aerobics/Dance 11:30Lunch 12:00CornHole/IndoorGolf 1:00TaiChiw/Dean $ 1:00MahJongg 1:00BilliardsTournament 7:00PracticeBilliards 9:00BilliardsGame 9:30CardioLowImpact 10:30FitforLifeExercise 10:00BeginnerLineDancing 11:00Basic/Intermediate LineDancing 11:30Intermediate LineDancing 11:30Lunch 11:30CornHole/IndoorGolf 12:15Bingo 7:00PracticeBilliards 9:00BilliardsGame 9:00 11:0010:00BridgeGeri-FitAerobics/Dance 11:00ChairYoga Z 11:30Lunch 11:30CornHole/IndoorGolf 12:00Yoga 7:00PracticeBilliards 9:00BilliardsGame 9:30CardioLowImpact 10:30FitforLifeExercise 10:00BeginnerLineDancing 11:00Basic/Intermediate LineDancing 11:30Intermediate LineDancing 11:30Lunch 11:30CornHole/IndoorGolf 12:30FluidArt/PaintPouringClass 7:00PracticeBilliards 9:00BilliardsGame 9:00CornHole/IndoorGolf 9:00Pilates 10:00Technology101w/Ed 10:00Tabata 11:30Lunch 12:15Bingo

octoBER SEPTEMBERnovEMBER202220222022 SHALLOTTE Coastal Carolina Active Living 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 910-754-2300284701002Jillian Hardin, Center Director Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 7 to 3; Thurs. 7 to 7 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed35The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 1 MONDAY:WorldAlzheimer’sMonth 5 MONDAY: CenterClosed LaborDay! 14 WEDNESDAY:FluidArt/PaintPouring Class12:30 R $ 16 FRIDAY:BSRIClosed 19 FRIDAY:Technology101withEd10:00 R 20 TUESDAY&THURSDAY:MatterOf BalanceClass10:30-12:30 R N 20 TUESDAY:HealthClinicA1CchecksandBP checks,10:00-1:00 R 21 WEDNESDAY:Tammie’sCookingClass 10:45 R 22 THURSDAY:FallsPreventionAwareness Day! 23 FRIDAY: PineStrawBasketWeavingClass 12:00 $R 23 FRIDAY:CBreezeBand10:30 29 THURSDAY:BilliardsTournament1:00R 4 TUESDAY:MedicarePresentationat 10:45 R 46& TUESDAY&THURSDAY: MatterOf BalanceClass10:30-12:30 R 6 THURSDAY:YogaandWineNight $R 11 TUESDAY:AgingandAdvisoryMeeting 1:00 27 THURSDAY:BilliardsTournament1:00R 26 WEDNESDAY:HalloweenCandyCookw/ Tammie!10:45 R 31 MONDAY: HalloweenPartyandContest! 10:45 21 FRIDAY:CBreezeBand10:30 19 WEDNESDAY:SwopandShop!12:30 N 1 NationalFamilyCaregiverMonth 9 WEDNESDAY: InHonorOfVeteransDay Breakfastat10:30 R 16 WEDNESDAY:Tammie’sCookingClass: ThanksgivingMealforTwo10:45 R 17 THURSDAY: BilliardsTournament1:00 R 24 THURSDAY:HappyThanksgivingDay! CenterClosed 25 CenterClosed 18 FRIDAY:CBreezeBand10:30

Cora Frink loves the cooler weather! She loves the colors changing with the season as well. Cora likes that the holidays are approaching and spending time with family!

September 18-24 is Falls Preven on Awareness Week. This health campaign increases awareness around falls for health and injury preven on. We plan to offer A Ma(er of Balance, an evidence-based, falls preven on workshop. Classes will be twice a week for four weeks.

WHEN: Tuesday 9-20, Thursday 9-22 Tuesday 9-27, Thursday 9-29 Tuesday 10-4, Thursday 10-6 Tuesday 10-11, Thursday 10-13 TIME: 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. This workshop is offered at no cost. You must a(end six classes in order to receive your Comple on Cer ficate and Workbook.

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Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 7 to 3; Thurs. 7 to 7

WHERE: Coastal Carolina Ac ve Living Center, Shallo e

A Ma(er of Balance classes build from class to class. There will be a physical ac vity component to this class. Swap and Shop Party! Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. A clothing swap is a party where people bring clean, gently used clothing and accessories. You can trade, barter, and donate clothes while snagging some new stuff to breathe new life into your closet. Remember the old saying that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure?

Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director

Kim Parrett enjoys when the nights turn cool. He enjoys sitting by the firepit and making s’mores with his grandkids.

Jon Harris enjoys the “foliage during the first weekend in October, in the mountains of Maine. With a bright blue, sunny day, it’s like looking at a kaleidoscope!”

Jillian Hardin, Center Director

Lindy Bo oms loves decora ng for fall. She will start her Christmas cra4s in the fall. Lindy loves the crisp air and the cooler days and pumpkin pie too.

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What’s Your Favorite Halloween Memory? Halloween party and costume contest Come and enjoy a fun time! Monday, Oct. 31 COASTAL CAROLINA ACTIVE LIVING SHALLOTTE CENTER TIME:10:45 CONTEST:12:00a.m.p.m.CONTEST:12:00P

Coastal Carolina Active LivingSHALLOTTE 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 910-754-2300284701002Jillian Hardin, Center Director Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 7 to 3; Thurs. 7 to 7 37The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE All classes are upstairs. The north ballroom will be closed from Oct. 17– Nov. 9, 2022 • Monday and CardioWednesday:lowImpactstarts at 8:30 a.m. Fit For Life Exercise at 9:30a.m. Line Dance at 10:30 a.m. • Tuesday and Thursday: Geri Fit at 9:00 Aerobics/Dancea.m.at10:00 a.m. • Tuesday:Chair Yoga at 11:00 a.m. Yoga at 12:00 p.m. • Thursday: Tai Chi at 1:00 p.m. Marsha Ludlum says, “I really like dressing up for Halloween and coming to the center.” Bill Horne says, “When I was six years old, Momma made me a devil’s costume and dad gave me a pitchfork. That was my first memory of Halloween and I’m 89 years old.”

Clyde Post remembers when his Bunny21“Shedressedgranddaughterfour-year-oldcamebyasaBumblebee.wassocute.She’snow!”Brittsays,“When I was four years old, mother made me a devil costume with a long tail and it rained that night! walked dragging a wet devil’s tail!”


SOUTHPORT Coastal Carolina Active Living 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461 910-754-7109 Melissa Catlett, Center Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 38 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed WednesdayMondayTuesdayThursdayfriday 9:00 Geri-Fit 9:00Boxing $ 9:00Adv.German,ZoomonlyZ 9:30KnitandChainGang 10:00ZumbaGold $ 10:00BibleStudywithJoel Z 11:30BeginningLineDance Z 1:00BeginnerandIntermediate LineDancingZ 1:00MahJongg 9:00YogaforHealthyBones$Z 9:00TaiChiForms$ 9:30Hand,Knee&FootCanasta 10:00SilverSamurai$ 10:00CardMaking 10:30ChairYoga$Z 12:30CraftswithSherry 1:00MahJongg 1:30 6:30Balance-Strength-MotionJamSession 9:00Geri-Fit 9:00Boxing 9:30Bridge 1:00Pinochle 1:00SilverPaddles(PingPong) 2:30FitandStrong 6:30SquareDancing 9:00YogaforHealthyBones$Z 9:00TaiChiForms$ 10:00SilverSamurai$ 10:30Watercolor$ 10:30Facebook/iPhoneHelpw/ShirleyR 12:15BibleStudy–Interfaith 12:30JewelryClass 1:00BeginningTaiChiwithDean$ 9:00YogaforHealthyBones$Z 9:00TaiChi$ 9:30Hand,Knee&FootCanasta 10:30ChairYoga$Z 1:30IntrotoHandDrumming 2:00HandDrumming 1:30 2:30Balance-Strength-MotionFitandStrong

SOUTHPORT Coastal Carolina Active Living 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461 910-754-7109 Melissa Catlett, Center Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed octoBER SEPTEMBERnovEMBER202220222022 39The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 3 MONDAY:Balance-Strength&Balance resumesat1:30 6 THURSDAY:Medicare101–12:30pm 11 TUESDAY:BloodPressureChecks11:15am; Parkinson’sSupportGroup10am 14 FRIDAY:Photography1p.m. 17 MONDAY:StrokeSupportGroup–1pm 25 TUESDAY:Geri-Fit–CANCELLED 26 WEDNESDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup10am 27 THURSDAY:Geri-Fit–CANCELLED 28 FRIDAY:Photography–1pm 20 THURSDAY:EarlyVoting–Geri-Fit CANCELLED 31 MONDAY:HalloweenParty12:30pm 1 TUESDAY:Geri-Fit–CANCELLED 3 TUESDAY:Geri-Fit–CANCELLED 4 FRIDAY:Photography1pm 8 TUESDAY:Geri-Fit–CANCELLED;Blood PressureChecks11:15am; Parkinson’sSupportGroup10am 10 THURSDAY:Geri-FitResumes9am 11 FRIDAY:CenterclosedforVeterans’Day 18 FRIDAY:FitandStrongandDrumming–CANCELLED;SetupforCraftersBazaar 19 SATURDAY:6thAnnualCraftersBazaar–9am 20 MONDAY:StrokeSupportGroup–1pm 23 WEDNESDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup10am 24 THURSDAY:CenterClosedforThanksgiving 26 FRIDAY:CenterClosedforThanksgiving 5 MONDAY:ClosedforLaborDay 9 FRIDAY:PawsPlaceMeet&Greet 9 FRIDAY:Photography1p.m. 13 MONDAY:BalanceStrengthMotion1:30pm–CANCELLED 14 TUESDAY:BloodPressureChecks11:15am; Parkinson’sSupportGroup10am 16 FRIDAY:CenterClosedforStaffTraining 19 MONDAY:Balance-Strength&Balance1:30–CANCELED;StrokeSupportGroup–1pm 23 FRIDAY:Photography1p.m. 26 MONDAY:BalanceStrengthMotion1:30p.m–CANCELLED 28 WEDNESDAY:CaregiverSupportGroup10am 30 FRIDAY:TriviaNight–4:30-7:30(center closingat2pm)

Coastal Carolina Active Living 40 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 SOUTHPORT 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461 910-754-7109 Melissa Catlett, Center Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 A PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES IN PREPARATION FOR OUR VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT AUGUST 19 Josh, represen ng the Bianchi Brick Company, donated all the soil needed to pot the huge dona on of plants we received. THANK YOU, JOSH AND BIANCHI FarBRICK!Right: Melissa and Jodi are so happy the pots they decorated Turned out so beau ful They were made with love. Cynthia Hamrick stands in her garden which reflects her love of life! Cynthia Is our volunteer Line Dancing instructor. Far Right: plantsgenerouslyCynthiadonatedtotheevent. We asked for a few and, well, look at the car packed full. What a lady! Our volunteers are our lifeline. Without your generous support we would not be able to serve so many! WE LOVE EACH OF YOU!

THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, FOR STAFF TRAINING WE ARE HAVING A MEET AND GREET WITH DOGS AND STAFF FROM PAWS PLACE! Please come join us for this special event here at the Center September 9th 12:30 to 2:30

Happy Beginning for a Senior Cat!

Our6thAnnualCraftersBazaarisnowlookingfor volunteerstohelpwithmakingprojects. Ifyouhavecraftstosell,wehavetwo5-foottables availablefor$25withadonatedcraftforauction,or$30 withoutadonation. Pleaseseethefrontdesktopickupanapplication.Our bazaarhasalwaysbeensosuccessful.A$5hotdoglunch willbeavailable!

Marley was the 11-year-old pet of two of our homebound seniors who recently passed away. She was in need of a new home. Brenda Mauk stepped up and adopted this precious senior animal. Thank you, Brenda, for your kind heart! look at that mountain of Boost! very own Kate Livers made this happen! asked what we needed and saw we were extremely low on nutritional drinks that go out to our homebound family. Kate also heads up the Porch Program and part of a monetary donation was used to purchase the Boost. If you are interested in volunteering with Porch, please contact

Coastal Carolina Active LivingSOUTHPORT 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461Melissa Catlett, Center Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday, 8–4 41The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022






Or call Kate at 703-593-3532. We love you, Kate!love you,We you, Kate!

SUPPLY Coastal Carolina Active Living 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 910-754-760428462Melissa Starr, Center Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8 to 4; Wed. 8 to 7; Fri. 8 to 1 42 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed WednesdayMondayTuesdayThursdayfriday 8:00 Rummikub 8:00 Exercise&FitnessRoom 9:00 Billiards 10:00 RugHooking 10:00 Geri-Fit 11:00 Tabata 11:30Lunch 12:30CardGames 8:00Rummikub 8:00 Exercise&FitnessRoom 9:00 Billiards 9:00TaiChi,Balance&Fit 10:00Body,Core,Strength Z 10:30TaiChiforArthritisR(9/12-11/16) 11:30 Lunch 12:30 MovieDay 8:00Rummikub 8:00 Exercise&FitnessRoom 9:00 Billiards 9:00 Yogaw/Emily Z 10:00 Geri-Fit 10:00Crochet 11:00Tabata 11:30 12:3012:30LunchQuiltingBingo $ 8:00Rummikub 9:00Exercise&FitnessRoom 9:00 10:00BilliardsPilates Z 10:00WatercolorPainting 10:30TaiChiforArthritisR(9/12-11/16) 11:30 512:30LunchCrafting:30FamiliesAnonymous Z 8:00Rummikub 8:00Exercise&FitnessRoom 9:00 11:3010:00BilliardsActiveStretchLunch

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; R = Requires Advanced Registration; N = New Offering/Time; Z = Class in person + Zoomed octoBER SEPTEMBEnovEMBER20222022R2022 SUPPLY Coastal Carolina Active Living 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, N.C. 910-754-760428462Melissa Starr, Center Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8 to 4; Wed. 8 to 7; Fri. 8 to 1 43The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 5 WEDNESDAY:BegintheConversation-10:00; Trivia&Popcorn-4:00 10 MONDAY:Medication&Wellness–12:00 11 TUESDAY:GardenClub-10:00;Genealogy-12:30 12 WEDNESDAY:DrumCircle10:00;EveningJam Session4:00 13 THURSDAY:HiredHandsBand10:30;Medicare Updates-12:00;CaregiverSupportGroup2:00 17 MONDAY:What’sForDinner?12:30Z 19 WEDNESDAY:DAYTRIP–9:30TBA 20 THURSDAY:Swap&Shop-9:30-1:00 25 TUESDAY:BloodPressureChecks10:00; Genealogy-12:30 26 WEDNESDAY:DrumCircle10:00;EveningJam Session4:00 31 MONDAY:HalloweenParty10:00 &C-Breeze 2 WEDNESDAY:Dementia101–10:00; Trivia&Popcorn-4:00 3 THURSDAY:Veteran’sBenefits10:30 7 MONDAY:Talkw/Tikila–10:30 8 TUESDAY:GardenClub-10:00;Genealogy-12:30 9 WEDNESDAY:DrumCircle10:00; EveningJamSession4:00 10 THURSDAY:HiredHandsBand10:30; CaregiverSupportGroup2:00 11 FRIDAY: ClosedforVeteran’sDay 14 MONDAY:Cardmaking–1:00 15 TUESDAY:CandlelightReflections–1:00 16 WEDNESDAY:DAYTRIP–9:30TBA 21 MONDAY:What’sForDinner?12:30Z 22 TUESDAY:BloodPressureChecks10:00 23 WEDNESDAY:DrumCircle10:00 24-25 THURSDAY/FRIDAY;ClosedforThanksgiving 30 WEDNESDAY:BirthdayCelebration12:00;Jam Session-4:00 5 MONDAY:ClosedforLaborDay 6 TUESDAY:OpenAdvisoryCommittee10:00 8 THURSDAY:HiredHandsBand10:30;Caregiver SupportGroup2:00 12 MONDAY:Cardmaking–1:00 13 TUESDAY:GardenClub-10:00;Voter’s Information-11:00;Genealogy-12:30 14 WEDNESDAY:DrumCircle10:00;EveningJam Session4:00 16 FRIDAY: ClosedforStaffEducationDay 7 WEDNESDAY:Trivia&Popcorn-4:00 19 MONDAY:What’sForDinner?12:30Z 20 TUESDAY:BloodPressureChecks10:00 21 WEDNESDAY: FallPreventionTalk-10:00;DAY TRIP–12:30toBeaches&Cream 27 TUESDAY:Genealogy12:30 28 WEDNESDAY:DrumCircle10:00;EveningJam Session4:00 29 THURSDAY:Health&WellnessFair–9:30-11:30 30 FRIDAY:C-BreezeBand-10:30;BirthdayCelebration

SUPPLY Coastal Carolina Active Living 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 910-754-760428462Melissa Starr, Center Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8 to 4; Wed. 8 to 7; Fri. 8 to 1 44 The Coastal Buzz FALL 2022 Save eDe!!SupplyCentр Thursday, September 29, 2022 9:30—11:30 a.m. Coastal Carolina Active Living at Supply Call for information: 910-754-7604 ext. 4 Weplantooffer: FluShots—Walgreens Mammograms—(throughNovant’sMobile Mammogrambus) BloodPressureChecks,FallRiskAssessments DiabetesA1CTests DoorPrizes! Many,manyotherlocalagencies servingBrunswickCountyresidents SWAP & SHOP: Thursday, October 20 2022 9:00-1:00 Bring new or gently-worn clean, fall & winter clothing (women & men), handbags, shoes & hats in to the center. Clothing Drop Off Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 9:00- 2:00 Recycle items and enhance your wardrobe while sharing with friends. Only recently washed and clean items will be accepted. All items remaining a)er the sale will be donated on for thri)ing. TriviaIntroducing:&PopcornNites MonthlyonthefirstWednesday 4:00PM Sharpenyourtriviaskills! Bringa Septemberfriend!7,2022October5,2022November2,2022 Early Holiday Shopping at Supply Center SupplyCookbooksCommunity$10.00 Cookbooks&craftitems willbedisplayedforsale inourlobbystarting in September.

SUPPLY Coastal Carolina Active Living 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, N.C. 910-754-760428462Melissa Starr, Center Director Robert Hunt, Assistant Director Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8 to 4; Wed. 8 to 7; Fri. 8 to 1 45The Coastal BuzzFALL 2022 Candlelight Reflections Ceremony Youarecordiallyinvitedtojoinustogive thankstothededicatedcaregiversand rememberthosewhohave Alzheimer’sanddementia andthosewehavelosttothedisease. CoastalCarolinaActiveLivingatSupply 101StoneChimneyRd.SESupply,NC November15,2022@1:00PM Opentothepublic! Call910-754-8450toRSVP. HAPPY HALLOWEEN PARTY BEST COSTUME PRIZE! October 31, 2022 @ 10 w/ C Breeze Band Grabaninstrument,spoons, washboard,orjustbringyourvoice…. JustcomehangoutandJAMwithuson the2ndand4thWednesdayofeach monthat4:00pm. CaregiverSupportGroup Offeringasafeplaceforcaregiverstosharetheir thoughtsandexperienceswithoneanotherand gainsupportandinformation. Meetingsareheldonthe2ndThursday ofthemonthat2:00PM. Reservationsrequested. CallTikilaat910-754-8450

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