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BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ

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FEBRUARY 2020

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

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

· Justin Benoy, Project Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator · Mallory Balice, Program Specialist BSRI Center/Site Staff · Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Courtney Bledsoe, Calabash · Holley Norris, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Carol Caldara, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Mike Blandino, Town Creek · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Jade Robinson, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland

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


Contributors Our cover photographer John S. Shaw retired to Southport from northern Virginia in 2016 with his wife Connie. He has a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Wesleyan University, and while pursuing an M.F.A. degree he started professional photography and spent two years in the Army, one in Vietnam. John worked in trade associations and professional societies for 30 years, mostly in Washington, D.C., and southern California. On his retirement, his children gave him a digital camera, and launched his second phase in photography. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Plantation in Brunswick County in 2017 after Pat retired as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. On page 16, Pat shows how to help with the Great Backyard Bird Count. Donna Ruth Morgan volunteers with Friends of the Library in Southport and Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes Library Commission, Brunswick County Library Board of Trustees, and the N.C. Friends of the Public Library. She inherited a love of reading and shares that same enjoyment with her four children and three grandchildren. Donna celebrates Black History Month with African American authors on page 15. Joan Leotta has been playing with words on page and stage since childhood in Pittsburgh. Her poetry and essays appear in many publications. Her four historical fiction novels feature strong women in times of U.S. wars, and her poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released. Joan interviews a Calabash hat vendor on page 13.

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verywhere we look there is history, a story from long ago. You might notice a raised path in the woods that was once a railroad. Or a commercial building, bright and new in front, may display on its side a painted logo of a company long gone. Much of Brunswick County history is also African American history. West Africans, knowledgeable in rice cultivation, were enslaved and brought to our area to work the rice plantations along the Cape Fear River. To mark Black History Month, the Buzz is taking a look at a local historic church built by enslaved people on a rice plantation. Area groups are working to restore it. Reaves Chapel served as the heart of the community in Navassa. Neighbors gathered to worship, hear music, and attend meetings there for more than a hundred years. The Coastal Land Trust, which preserves local land and community treasures, has partnered with the Cedar Hill/West Bank heritage Foundation to preserve and restore Reaves Chapel. Other community groups, such as the Orton Foundation, Paynter Law, Historic Wilmington Foundation, and the Town of Navassa, are donating money and effort to help. Find out how you, too, can help on page 10. Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz Buzz@bsrinc.org


Letter from Supply

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eing part of an organization so intricately woven into the fabric of our Brunswick County communities has given me a unique perspective. This overarching vision influences how I see, create, plan for, and achieve goals at the Supply Center. That sense of community is what I strive to bring and share with those who participate on all levels: as participants, volunteers, instructors, and staff. Photo by John Shaw

Cover photographer John Shaw took this photo at the lagoon at the end of Dutchman's Creek, by the South Harbor Marina. “The pelican is stooping on a fish, a fairly common scene here,” he says. Shaw is a member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and a frequent contributor to the Buzz.

As plans for the celebrations and programs in the coming year come to fruition, our underlying goal is to “strive to reimagine aging.” How can we do this as we reach out to our rural senior community and neighbors with such a wide variety of ethnicities, spiritual beliefs, and physical and intellectual interests? No easy task, but a challenge we are up to meeting, with your help.

February’s celebrations and holidays are a varied bunch: Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, and Black History Month. I could focus on just one of them for this article but that would defeat the point. I want to include them all because when we leave something or someone out, we all lose. I enjoy learning about people who experienced life differently, possibly very differently from me, and who still share so many similarities with me. If that old saying “opposites attract” is true, shouldn’t it encourage each of us to embrace the diversity around us? Instead of allowing our

Melissa Starr, Director The Brunswick Center at Supply

differences to divide, we should take the opportunity to learn and grow from them. That’s what our relationships should do, help us learn and grow as people. In this month of love and history, I invite you to join us in learning from and about others who may or may not share your beliefs, lifestyle, race, or abilities. I urge you to dedicate yourself to celebrating the diversity of our community. In doing so, you may discover more things in common than you thought.

With that thought in mind, the Brunswick Center at Supply is dedicating February and the months ahead to exploring and embracing the diversity of our community. We will have noted African American scholars here to speak about black history and LOVE, continued on page 6


Letter from Supply

Jillian Hardin and participants from the Brunswick Center at Supply enjoy a day trip to Fort Fisher. LOVE, continued from page 5

experiences. We will be hosting events to include our senior LGBT brothers and sisters, by welcoming the SAGE Program out of Wilmington. We are partnering with the Brunswick Interagency Program, inviting seniors with physical and intellectual disabilities to share in our fun days and other programs. We are forming our own drum circle at the Supply Center as well as offering a variety of activities, such as our Mix & Mingle, devoted to building and maintaining the love and caring of friends and friendship. Toil in the

soil together with other seniors in our community garden. Help us build our center outside of the confines of our center’s walls to the areas and community that surrounds us. Love is a gift. In this month that celebrates love and diversity, I encourage you to give the gift of love freely to those you encounter each day. See you soon at the Supply Center!

Melissa Starr, Director The Brunswick Center at Supply


BSRI News

BSRI would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care for their generous donation of $8,000. Home Instead Senior Care serves Brunswick County with home care services for every situation. If you or a loved one could use a little help with senior care, give them a call. For more information on how Home Instead can help, call (910) 790-0002, or go to www.homeinstead.com. From left are Jamie Nicoll, Home Instead Senior Care Marketing Coordinator; Blair Stanley, Shallotte Nutrition Coordinator; and Jennifer Sherman, Director of Case Management.


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library is a special place. Here you can spend the afternoon reading books. You can borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more. You can meet new friends at all manner of public meetings, games, and activities. And it’s free! Brunswick County has five library branches: Margaret & James Harper, Jr. Library in Southport; G.V. Barbee, Sr. Branch Library on Oak Island; Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte; Leland Branch in Leland; and Southwest Brunswick Branch in Carolina Shores. In addition to regular fiction and non-fiction, large print and audio books provide comfortable reading or listening pleasure. The multitude of programs are key to our libraries as community centers and gathering places. Share thoughts and meet new friends while enjoying historical talks, Socrates Café, and Lifelong Learning discussion groups. Learn or hone skills in sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Choose your game: bridge, cribbage, mahjong, chess. Practice chair yoga. Learn creative writing. Digitize videotapes or photographs in the Memory Lab at Southwest. Relax with adult coloring or movie days at Rourk. Become a trained volunteer at Harper. Attend Barbee’s Senior Technology Workshop for assistance with electronic devices. To find events at your local library, go to www.brunswickcountync.gov/library.

Used book sales by local Friends of the Library help fund programs, materials, and equipment to make our libraries better for everyone. Show ♥ by shopping these sales, and get some great deals! Leland, Rourk and Southwest have continuous, in-the-library book sales. Friends of the Library Southport Oak Island has a used bookstore located in Southport Realty, with monthly specials. Save money on reading materials or pick up bargain gifts, and support your library. —Donna Ruth Morgan

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BSRI News

By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager

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appy 2020, everyone! Our BSRI Thrift Stores in Shallotte and Calabash abound with beautiful vintage china sets for sale at a fraction of what you would pay at Replacements.com or a fancy consignment shop. Pictured are a couple examples of the quality of china that has been donated to our thrift stores recently. Both were made in Japan. At top is Halsey China’s “Autumn Dawn” pattern and belowis a Monarch China set made in the late 1940s. These items are true works of art and will look great in any china cabinet or anywhere you display them. Stop in and shop with us soon and check out our inventory and latest arrivals.

BSRI Thrift Stores will soon launch online sales through a new website. You will be able to view select inventory items such as fine china and purchase them through our website for in-store pickup or local delivery. We are excited to bring BSRI's unique brand of thrift shopping into your home and put it right at your fingertips! Visit our website, www.bsrincthrift.org, for updates on the launch of our online sales platform on our newly redesigned website.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” —Booker T. Washington


Black History Month

Restoring a Piece of History By Shelagh Clancy

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community project is moving forward in Navassa to save and restore a historic African American church. Reaves Chapel on Cedar Hill Road served its African Methodist Episcopal congregation for well over a century, but more recently has fallen into neglect and disrepair. The Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation and other community groups are working to remedy that and help the chapel put its best foot forward again. “We want to save Reaves Chapel to establish a legacy,” says Al Beatty, president of the Cedar Hill/ West Bank Heritage Foundation. “Built by formerly-enslaved African Americans, it has withstood time and hurricanes.”

Photo by Jesica Blake, courtesy Coastal Land Trust

Above: Reaves Chapel, a historic African American church in Navassa, dates from the 1860s and has seen better days. Area groups are joining forces to restore the church.

Reaves Chapel was built soon after the Civil War on the Cape Fear River by enslaved people of the Cedar Hill Plantation. About 1909, after roads replaced the river as the main means of transportation, the congregation moved the chapel to land owned by Edward Reaves, a former slave. They used the technology of the day—logs, mules, and oxen—to move the simple wood-frame church with colored glass windows. Because rice plantations lined the banks of the Cape Fear River, West

Africans who knew rice cultivation were brought to the area as slaves. They established the Gullah Geechee culture, which extends along the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Florida. Reaves Chapel is one of the few buildings in our area that remains to preserve this heritage. It was last used in the 1990s. In March 2019, the Coastal Land Trust bought the chapel with funding from the Orton Foundation. The land trust works to conserve land with scenic, recreational, historic, or ecological value along the North Carolina coast.

Photo by Shelagh Clancy

Below: Al Beatty, president of the Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation, displays the chapel’s steeple, ready to be refurbished.


Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation is partnering with the land trust to restore the building and preserve its history and culture.

Beatty recalls the importance of his community church. “It was in walking distance of where I grew up,” Beatty says. “It was important to the community. The bell would ring for a fire alarm or for services on Sunday.” During the era of Jim Crow, there were few sites where African Americans could gather, and Reaves Chapel was one

such place, drawing guest speakers and musicians to the area. “Religion was an integral part of the African American community, as it is today,” Beatty says. “The churches in this area have all been torn down.” Once the building is restored, it can again be a gathering place celebrating faith and history. It has been designated a site on the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, a National Heritage Area.

The first step was to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage. In 2019, the contents of the church were removed. The steeple and bell were taken down for repair and restoration, and the corner beneath the steeple was reinforced. “An engineer is drawing up plans for Phase 2, which is the repair phase,” says Coastal Land Trust Director of Stewardship and Community Conservation Jesica Blake. “We will begin fundraising for the project and work with a contractor to implement plans.”

Photo by Shelagh Clancy

The final phase will be a historic restoration, based on the 1911 time period.

Coastal Land Trust Director of Stewardship and Community Conservation Jesica Blake visits the stabilized church. The land trust is partnering with Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation and other area agencies to restore the historic African American church. The next step is raising funds for the necessary repairs.

Photo by Jesica Blake, courtesy Coastal Land Trust

Black History Month

“Now we need partners and funds,” Beatty says. Orton Foundation, Historic Wilmington Foundation, and Paynter Law Firm have made generous donations. “The Coastal Land Trust has partnered with the Town of Navassa, because they also practice community conservation,” Blake says. Have fun and help restore this

Stained glass windows are among the special features of Reaves Chapel. A large bell rang throughout the community to notify nearby residents of services, public gatherings, weddings, and deaths.

historic chapel March 8 at a Gospel Brunch at the Navassa Community Center. There will be live entertainment. Renowned chef Keith Rhodes of Catch restaurant will provide refreshments. Doors open at 1 p.m. and food will be served at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50. A limited number of tickets will be sold. To reserve your space, call Henry Robbins at (910) 399-5708. You can also donate to the Reaves Chapel restoration online at coastallandtrust.org/reaves, or mail a check to Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 7253, Navassa, NC 28051.


Volunteers

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

Homebound seniors need your help. They need socialization and a hot meal. Everyone deserves to get a hot meal and human interaction each day. If you think about it, this is a basic human need that most of us get each day. However, some in our community do not get this. For those individuals BSRI’s Meals on Wheels program is a vital part of their lives. You can help us reach people in need by joining our Meal Delivery Team. It only takes a volunteer one to two hours to deliver meals to seven to 14 seniors in our area.

BSRI relies heavily on the proceeds that come from our awesome Thrift Stores located in Calabash and Shallotte. We desperately need volunteers during the week and on the weekend to help go through treasures to process them for sale. All proceeds go back into our services that provide vital resources to a vulnerable population. Please consider helping. Visit our website to read the volunteer role description and fill out a volunteer application!

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


Out and About

By Joan Leotta

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iane Ward met Helen Edwards at a summer garden party in Brunswick Plantation.

“Helen stood out due to her elegant, big-brimmed coral hat,” Diane says. Helen told Diane that she dreamed of opening her own hat shop one day, and Diane told her to go for it. That wish has materialized into the cutest, coziest shop in downtown Calabash: the Chapeaux de Femmes. “I’ve always loved hats,” says Edwards, a retiree from Long Island. She speaks at groups showing off her hats, both the ones she makes herself and the ones she brings into the store. She makes hat lovers out of many who thought they could never wear hats well. Edwards’ artistry graces church services, parties, weddings, and more for an increasing number of women who find their way to Calabash. She’s known around town as “The Hat Lady.” The Chapeaux de Femmes stocks accessories as well as hats—jewelry, hair clips, purses—all at budget-friendly prices. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. It’s at 10140 Beach Drive in Calabash, just down from the senior center, on the same side of the street. You can reach Edwards at (910) 880-0874.

Find just the right hat and a variety of accessories at Chapeaux de Femmes in Calabash. Owner Helen Edwards is known around town as “The Hat Lady.”


By Mallory Balice Wellness Program Manager Age-related macular degeneration involves problems to the macula in your retina. It’s typically seen in adults age 60 and older. Symptoms of age-related macular degeneration may include:  

Blurry vision Trouble recognizing different colors

High blood pressure or cholesterol Obesity Family history

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FOOD OF THE MONTH

February is National Cherry Month

Photo by Marc Schulte from Pexels

Healthy Bites

and lutein. Great food sources for eye health include vegetables, sweet potatoes, carrots, and fish. Eat a diet high in Vitamin C, E, zinc,


Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan

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o celebrate Black History Month, pick up an interesting book by an African American author. Your library will have a selection for you, or choose one from our reviews. One book below even offers its own suggestions for further reading of works by African American authors. Reading the poetry of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart (2018) is painful but fulfilling. Alice Walker ponders issues of race and injustice while celebrating the resilience of the human spirit: “It is humanity / We are special.” Politics, activism and immigration—difficult subjects—are illuminated by overarching hope. My favorite is “I Am Telling You, Discouraged One, We Will Win.” Nutshell Review: Each poem is an experience to savor. We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin (2019) is a Kafkaesque satire about race in America, revolving around a futuristic technology that erases

skin tone. An unnamed narrator, determined to save his son from discrimination, is exposed as a selfish man projecting “daddy issues.” Nutshell Review: The topic tries to speak to real-world events, but even as fiction strains credulity.

and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life (2019). Nutshell Review: Interviews from a cast of celebrities inspire and encourage, each focusing on one element that helped create their successful lives.

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) is curated by Glory Edim. The collection of original essays by women of color emphasizes the importance of finding ourselves in what we read. Each reflects on other African American female authors’ work: contemporary, classic, African American feminism-childhoodfriendship, science fiction and fantasy, plays and poetry. Nutshell Review: Wide selection, end-ofchapter recommendations, and author bios are a treasure trove of suggested reading.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones chronicles an African American couple’s experience with wrongful arrest and incarceration. The first section—alternating points of view from husband Roy and wife Celestial—is told in hindsight. Next, letters reveal the deterioration of their relationship. After Roy’s release from prison, the couple resumes their narrative with an added voice—Andre—the third point of a triangle edged by love, shame, and betrayal. Nutshell Review: This sobering look at racial inequality in our justice system deservedly won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

The career trajectory of Daymond John of Shark Tank is a testimony to hard work, ambition, and the American spirit. Mr. John shares others’ success in Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork


In the Garden

By Pat Naughton

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aunched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution of birds. It’s easy to participate. Just go to gbbc.birdcount.org to create a free account for submitting checklists. Last year participants from over 100 countries identified more than 6800 species on more than 200,000 checklists. If you need help identifying birds, check out The Cornell Lab of Ornithology website allaboutbirds.org/guide/search.

Bird seed feeders and suet cakes are a good way to attract birds. Birds also seek out seeds and berries from plants. By adding a few plants, you can create a habitat that will attract a wide variety of birds. Native perennials that produce seeds for birds include black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), ‘Fireworks’ goldenrod (Solidago rugosa), tickseed

(Coreopsis species), swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius), and panic grass (Panicum virgatum). To benefit birds, do not cut these perennials back in fall. Instead wait to cut them back in early spring to allow birds to feed on their seeds over winter. Evergreen plants, such as wax myrtle, yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), inkberry (Ilex glabra), and American holly (Ilex opaca) provide shelter from wind and rain and should be included in any wildlife habitat planting.

A habitat is more than a source of food; birds need places for nests. Nesting habitats are like an apartment building. Some birds prefer the ground floor while other prefer to the top-floor penthouse. Planting layers of groundcovers, shrubs, and small and large trees will allow many different kinds of birds to live in the same horizontal space. Cardinals, bluebirds, sparrows, and chickadees live here year round and are resident species. Planting evergreen trees and shrubs like holly or cedar is particularly important for resident birds that need shelter from weather and predators in winter. To learn more about creating a habitat for birds, go to gardening.ces.ncsu.edu/wildlife/ birds/.

Above: Native perennials that produce seeds to attract birds include, from top, tickseed (Coreopsis species), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), panic grass (Panicum virgatum), and aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius).


Ash Senior Site Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar

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

Tuesday

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4 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

5 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

6 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

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

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

13 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

Ash Senior Site participants enjoy a festive Christmas meal.

Cathy chooses her favorite dishes at the Ash Christmas party.

18 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

19 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

20 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

25 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

26 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub

27 09:30 Puzzles 10:45 Exercises 11:30 Stretch 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo 01:00 Puzzles

Santa ( also known as Audie Lowrimore) and Anne Gass prepare for the party.


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

February 2020 Monday

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

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

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Friday

3 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

4 9:30 Clogging 11am Cameron Arts Museum and Lunch 6:30pm Line Dance Club

5 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

6 10am Mah Jong 10:30 Leland House Bingo and Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

7 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 11:30 FREE BP Testing 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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

11 9:30 Clogging 10am Spa Day at BCC and Lunch at Lockwood Folly Deli 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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

13 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch: BBQ House OKI 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

14 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Valentines Day Party 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

17 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

18 9:30 Clogging 4pm The Office Meet & Greet 6:30pm Line Dance Club

19 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

20 10am Mah Jong 11am Brown Bag Lunch & Movie 6pm All Levels Yoga

21 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

24 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

25 9:30 Clogging 11am Arts and Crafts with Tonnie 6:30pm Line Dance Club

26 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

27 10am Mah Jong 11am Thrifty Thursday and Lunch 6pm All Levels Yoga

28 10am Cardio Express 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards


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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

FEBRUARY DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-4P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:00 Country 8:00 Country 8:45 Zumba GOLD 8:00 20/20/20 55 ppl max. 8:00 Tai Chi Zumba $3 Zumba $3 8:15 Barre Tai Yo Zumba 9:15 8:45 9:00 Hoop It Up! $3 9:00 TCF Chair Class $6 9:30 Beginner Barre $3 9:30 BINGO $0.50 10:30 20/20/20 55 ppl max. 10:30 Geri-Fit 9:15 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 9:15 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 10:30 20/20/20 45 ppl max. 10:00 ^Gentle Pilates $3 55 ppl max. Bring stability ball 10:30 Chair Conditioning 45 ppl max. 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 12p Lunch 12:00 ^Bridge Group 1:00 Dulcimer Group 1:00 Crafts with Mary 1:00 Ballroom Dance 2:00 ^Beginner Ballroom Dance

12p Lunch

12p Lunch 12:45 Line Dancing 12:30 Yoga 1:00 BINGO $0.50 12:30 ^Beginner Mah Jongg 1:30 ^Beginner Dulcimer 1:30 ^Yin Yoga $4

12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 12:45 Hand & Foot Card Game 12:30 Mah Jongg Grp 1:00 Chair Yoga $2 45 max.

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FEBRUARY BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY

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^CBD Basics 10:30

Random Acts of Kindness Day Make it a point to do something kind today!

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

6 5 • Visit with Bella the • Blood Pressure Checks Therapy Dog 1:30 with CommWell Health 11:00 • ^Memory Loss Support Group 2:00 • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 • ^Chair Caning 12:45

4

THURSDAY

Tech Help 12:45

11 12 13 • Eye Health Chat 12:30 • Zumba GOLD 10:45 • Tech & TV 101 10:30 with Saber Healthcare • Caregiver Support • Writer’s Bloc 1:00 Group 2:00 • Make a Friend Day ♥VALENTINE MIXER♥ Introduce yourself to someone new! 4:30-6:30 $15/person or $25/couple See next page for more! 18

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FRIDAY

7

Senior Games Chat with Joyce Lowrimore during lunch

14 ♥VALENTINE’S DAY! ♥ • National Organ Donor Day Get registered as an organ donor today! • ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving 9:00 $22

^Beginner Dulcimer Resumes Today! Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30

21 19 20 • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 • Prescription Assistance Chat with Marilou • ^Chair Caning 12:45 12:20 • Tech Help 12:45

$^Center Day Trip Coastal Grand Mall Shopping Trip

26 27 • Zumba GOLD 10:45 Writer’s Bloc 1:00 • Fall Risk Assessments 1:00 with Level Up Physical Therapy

(Sign up at Front Desk)

28 • ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving 9:00 $22 • Birthday Celebration Cake sponsored by Community Home Care & Hospice, and Kindred at Home


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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

We are having a Valentine Mixer & YOU are invited! Date: Wednesday, February 12th Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Where: The Brunswick Center at Calabash $20 for singles, $35 for couples (Limit of 75 people, Payment is non-refundable)

Live Music • Dancing • Hors D'oeuvres • Beer & Wine Photo Booth • Silent Auction RSVP and pay at the front desk by February 7th *Thank you, Autumn Care of Shallotte, for your assistance with this event!*

We want to hear from YOU! We have created a short satisfaction survey and would like for every center participant to complete it. We will send the survey link out to all Center at Calabash ReGroup subscribers by email, so be checking your inbox February 1st! If you don’t have email feel free to stop at the front desk and we will help you login to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation and feedback!

Did you know? Valentine’s Day is National Organ Donor Day! You can register to be an organ donor at: https://www.organdonor.gov/ OR at your local DMV! Want to register online, but not tech savvy? We are happy to help you!


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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

What is Yin Yoga? This a slow gentle passive practice with long holds to help one go inward and find stillness. Yin Yoga will assist us to gain space and mobility in our joints and stretch our connective tissue to increase flexibility. All poses will be done on the floor.

Do you have Gardening experience? Volunteer Interest? Then you are just who we are looking for! Planting season is approaching & we will be starting a gardening club. If interested, please sign up in the front lobby! - - - - Mark your calendars: Vegetable Gardening 101 Class will be March 20th at 1:00

Beginner Dulcimer & Level Up Physical Therapy are back! • Beginner Dulcimer classes will be each Tuesday at 1:30 starting January 18th. Sign up is required! • Level Up Physical Therapy will be here the last Wednesday of each month at 1:00 to do Fall Risk Assessments or a discussion!

Fitness Class UPDATE! We know exercise is important to our participants here at the Center at Calabash, so we have added several new class times for our most popular programs to better serve you! Please note that we have updated our class capacity rules to ensure safety and prevent overcrowding: Each CHAIR class (Geri-Fit, Chair Conditioning, & Chair Yoga) have a MAX of 45 participants per class. 20/20/20 will now be offered 3 times per week, with a MAX of 55 participants per class. Thank you for your support & understanding!


SHIIP

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eart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Cardiovascular screening blood tests assist in early detection of heart disease. Medicare covers screening tests for cholesterol, lipid and triglyceride levels once every five years. Ask a SHIIP counselor for more information.

I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give. ~Julia Child


The Brunswick Center at Leland February 2020 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Chair Aerobics $-TRX

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

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

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

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

10:30 $-BINGO 10:30 Arthritis Exercise

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

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

11:30a EARLY Lunch

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

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

12:30 Bid Whist 1:00 Oil Painting

1:30

Yoga

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

February 2020 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

5 4 Bible Sty 10:30a

3

THURSDAY 6

Recovery Assistance 10:30a

Nutri. Ed.11:30a

FRIDAY 7

Sewing Bee 9a Birthdays at Lunch 12p

Hand & Foot 1p 10

12

11

Mo. Outing Cameron Art Museum $10

17 Hired Hands Music 10-11a

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13

Valentines Crafts Caregiver Support & Activities Grp 10a 10:30a

18 19 20 Bible Sty 10:30a Vet MeetUp Meet w/ Case 10:30a Mgr. Sandy Wellness Ed Heart Screenings 11:30a Grp 10:30a 10:30am Hand & Foot 1p

14

Poetry Lounge 10:30a

Game Day 1-3p 21

Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards 1st Tuesday, 11:30a: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 1st Fridays, Lunch: Mo. Bday Celebration 1st & 3rd Friday, 9a: Sewing Bee 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10a: CG Support Grp 2nd Friday, 10:30a: Poetry Lounge w/ Louise 2nd & 4th Friday, 1p: Game Day 3rd Monday, 10-11a: Hired Hands Music 3rd Weds, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Checks 3rd Thursdays, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Last Wednesdays, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Fridays, 10a: Music with Willie

Special Events & Presentations: 2/6: Recovery Assistance Hope4NC 10:30a 2/12: Valentines Crafts/Activities, 10:30a 2/18: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a Topic: Heart Health 25 26 27 28 Tech Tuesday Music with Willie 2/19: Veteran’s Meet Up 10:30a No Mystery Monday this Month 10:00a Coups for Troops Caregiver Support 10a 9:30a Grp 10a 2/25 : Tech Tuesday 10:00a Mardi Gras Game Day 1-3p 2/25: Mardi Gras Mask Making 10:30a Masks 10:30a

Sewing Bee 9a

***AARP Taxes *** Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 2p - 5:30p, 10 slots/day.1st Come,1st Served


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

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

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

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Have a Heart! February is Heart Month! AARP Volunteer Tax Prep Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 2:00 - 5:30pm 10/day, First Come First Served

TECH TUESDAY Smartphone tips & questions w/ Veronica & Jade

Tuesday, 2/25/20 10:00am

Wellness Education Support Group Tuesday, 2/18/2020, 10:30a This Month’s Topic: Heart Health

Valentines Craft Party for Advocacy: Tell a legislator how much you LOVE the senior center Activities, Crafts & Music Wed, 2/11/20 10am Healthy Heart Screenings: Join Liberty Healthcare for Blood Pressure Checks Wed, 2/19/20 10:30am

Mardi Gras Mask Making Fat Tuesday, 2/25/2020 10:30am Friendship Hall Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Join us for coffee & camaraderie:

Veteran Meetup Wed., 2/19/2020 at 10:30a Cohosted with American Legion Post #68

Monthly Outing to Cameron Arts Museum Structure in Space and Time Photography Exhibit by Phil Freelon

Tuesday, Feb. 11, $10 Lunch on your own One of the most celebrated architects of our time, recently passed Phil Freelon designed spaces that enhanced communities and championed diversity and inclusion. His work, which included museums and cultural institutions, told the story of the American people. Freelon was dedicated to bringing both beautiful and functional high-quality designs into everyday life for all people. Throughout his career, Freelon found photography essential to his design vision and creative process. Come see an exhibit of his work and celebrate modern Black History.


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

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

Many thanks to Reach Community Church, our volunteers, our Santa, Audie Lowrimore, and all of YOU that made our Christmas Senior Stockings a success!

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

Life After Loss

Grief and Loss Support Group Calling all in need of mutual support and an understanding ear. Come find support, friendship, and shared coping strategies. If interested, please send your name, contact info, and availability to vlettmcgee@bsrinc.org. We’d love to get started in February or March.


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

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

Senior Activity Calendar February 2020 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

(Subject to Change)

Thursday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Allan Doelp2/20 Jocelyn M. 2/22 Mary M. 2/23 Rita Bratton 2/24 3 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

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

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

6 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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

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

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

13 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Valentine’s Party 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

17 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

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

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

20 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

24 Flag Day 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

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

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

27 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“Among the things you can give, and still keep, are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart” Zig Ziglar 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner/ Intermediate Line Dancing 10:30 Weekly Updates 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/ Dean

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

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

10:00 10:00 10:00

11:00

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

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

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

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

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

Pilates w/Angela Crafts 2nd & 4th of the month Tabata w/Shelley BP Checks Lunch Bingo Movie 1st and 4th of the month Crafts 2nd & 4th of the month

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3

4 1:00 Cash Bingo 5:30 Diabetes Management

5

6 12:15 Nutrition Presentation

712:00 Movie Forever Young *NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY for Heart Health*

1010:00 Begin the Conversation Presentation 11:30 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae

11 10:00 Caregiver Support Group 1:00 Cash Bingo 6:00 Homeless Coalition

12

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14 9:00 Food Pantry 10:00 Visually Impaired Support Group *Valentines Day Party

17

18 9:30 Meet and Greet with New Director 12:30 Cooking Class 1:00 Cash Bingo

19 Red Cross Blood Drive 10am-2pm

20

21 *Flash back Friday Bring Your Wedding Picture

25

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28 9:00 Food Pantry 10:00 *Heart Health Presentation Clinical Nurse Kelly 12:00 Movie National Treasure

*Presidents Day Trivia

24 11:30 Marilou Smith Prescription Assistance Basket Weaving Zada Mae **Contributions always welcome**

12:30 Essential Oils Class 1:00 Cash Bingo

**Calendar is subject to change**

**Boost Available for Purchase**


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

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Teresa Nelson, Center Director Teagan Hall, Assistant Director

Special Presentations Thursday,

February 6 at 12:15 Join Mallory for a nutrition presentation

Monday,

February 24 at 11:30am Join Marilou Smith to learn about prescription assistance.

Center Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm

National wear RED day

Please wear RED on Friday, February 7 to raise awareness about heart disease! Choose a red shirt, dress, pants, hat, tie, or even socks! Join us in wearing RED to make a statement for a great cause! Chances are we all know someone affected by heart disease and stoke because 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. That’s an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Together we can change that! Education is key, let’s spread the word and WEAR RED!

Get your Heart Pumping!

Get Connected Join us for a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Center Director Teresa Nelson on Tuesday, February 18. Bring your questions and ideas for a new beginning! Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to tnelson@bsrinc.org. *We never share or sell your email.

Community BLOOD DRIVE Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 10am-2pm in the Computer Lab Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online at www.bsrinc.org.

Poetry Corner Voter Registration

“You Can Vote” will be here every Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm to register folks for voting. The organization began in 2013, is a special project of the People’s Alliance Fund (est. 1980), is non-partisan and nonprofit. Their mission is to increase voter participation by educating you about the process, N.C. laws, and getting you properly registered. No sign up needed.

By Ryson D’Souza Your heart is healthy If your body is fine Don't Forget; Healthy heart needs a clear Mind. Stay away from Stress & Tension. Your heart needs your clear attention. Your eating habits must be defined For a healthy heart, keep this in mind. Work out daily to burn extra fat You’re working out correctly; be sure of that. Give equal time & importance; for body and mind Cause your heart is healthy; if your body is fine.


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

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence—

Center Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm

Teresa Nelson, Center Director Teagan Hall, Assistant Director

AMERICAN HEART MONTH February is heart month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. The heart affects every part of your body. That also means diet, lifestyle, and your emotional well being can affect your heart. Emotional and physical health are both important for maintaining a healthy heart. 6 FUN FACTS: 1. The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. 2. Your heart will beat 115,000 times each day. 3. Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. 4. The human heart weighs less than one pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman's heart. 5. A woman’s heart beats slightly faster than a man’s heart. 6. Laughing is good for your heart. It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system. Heart Healthy Breakfast: Blueberry Yogurt Bowl Greek yogurt is packed with protein. That’s a good quality breakfast, because it can help curb hunger throughout the morning, and you are less likely to snack. Nutrients called polyphenols in blueberries can help widen your blood vessels which is good for your blood pressure. Garnish with walnuts for heart healthy Omega 3 fats. Make It: Blend 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Place in serving bowl and top with low sugar granola and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts.

4 ways to take control: 1.Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start! If you do smoke, learn how to quit. 2.Manage existing conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This includes taking any medications you have been prescribed. Educate yourself and loved ones on managing these conditions. 3.Make heart-healthy eating changes. Eat more foods low in trans fats, saturated fat, added sugars, and sodium. Try to fill at least half of your plate with fruits and vegetables and aim for low-sodium options. 4.Stay Active. Get moving for at least 150 minutes per week. You can even break up the 30 minutes of movement into 10 minute blocks. Physical activity is very important.

Men explode, Women Erode. Heart disease isn't just for men, after all. Heart attacks can differ between men and women. In men, arterial plaque breaks off, causing a clot and crushing chest pain. In women, plaque tends to erode gradually, blocking the artery so they suffer fatigue and pain around the shoulders, back, and arms. Women are often misdiagnosed even with classic heart attack symptoms like chest pain, nausea, sweating, and pain radiating down the left arm. Please educate, motivate, dedicate, and support yourself, loved ones, neighbors, and community members to reduce and prevent heart disease. Go red in February to bring attention to the leading cause of death in women—Heart Disease.


Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD DOWN 1. Gaspar, Balthasar and Melchior 2. Affirm solemnly ACROSS 3. Wag of a finger 1. Imposing abode 4. Don't cast your pearls 6. ____ ____ mode before it 9. Musical finale 5. Inner wall of a trench 13. Declares to be true 6. Altar holder 14. Bud or chum 7. *____ Tzu, ancient Chi15. Petroleum tanker nese philosopher 16. Relating to a gene 8. Metallic mixture 17. "La" precursor 9. Bye in Palermo 18. Big Dipper shape 10. Auto pioneer 19. *Between Stone Age 11. Kosher eatery and Bronze Age 21. Concentration equaliz- 12. *One of Greek mythology's twelve Olympians ing process 15. *Mesoamerica's earli23. *E in BCE est known civilization 24. Youngster 25. *The Romans built one 20. One maxwell per square centimeter at Bath's hot springs 22. ____, snowshoe, tube 28. Make like a cat 24. Movie teaser 30. Mountain cover 25. *Mesopotamia's earli35. Instinctive motive 37. "General Hospital," e.g. est civilization 39. Fresh Prince: "____ ya 26. Establish validity 27. End of a shoelace later!" 29. *Romulus' domain 40. Lose coat 31. Ruler of emirate 41. Upside down frown 32. Mothball substitute 43. Original thought 33. 1st letter of Hebrew 44. Not odds alphabet 46. Distinctive elegance 34. *Founder of first Acad47. Feeling great delight emy in Athens 48. Mr. Selfridge's sphere 36. *Virgil wrote of this of expertise volcano in the "Aeneid" 50. Green-eyed monster 52. *Early christogram Chi 38. Blueprint or outline 42. Diplomat on a mission ____ 45. "The Odyssey" tempt53. In the back resses 55. Granola grain 49. Hula accessory 57. *Italian city, Mount 51. Jamaican gang member Vesuvius' victim 54. Bridal path 61. *Pharaoh's resting 56. Divination card place 57. *Virgil or Homer 65. Tear-jerker 58. Cross to bear 66. *The ____ Peoples, attackers of ancient Egypt 59. Actress Sorvino 68. *Infamous Athens' leg- 60. Standard's partner 61. One side of a leaf islator 62. *Euclid's sphere of ex69. Continental money pertise, for short 70. Lincoln lumber 63. International Civil Avia71. Itsy-bitsy bits 72. Pre-Soviet Russian ruler tion Org. 64. Take a nap 73. Opposite of WSW 67. Long, long time 74. *Per Aristotle, there are 3 categories of this

THEME: ANCIENT HISTORY

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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

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

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Afternoon Movie Fit and Strong

8:30 9:00 9:00

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

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

1:30 2:00

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Technology Workshop Tai Chi Forms $ Chair Yoga $ Sewing Hand & Foot Canasta Tai Chi $ Beginner Pickleball Intermediate Pickleball Photography– 2nd and 4th Friday Hand Drumming Advanced Pickleball

Monthly Activity Schedule for Southport– email jknott@bsrinc.org for regular updates MONDAY

TUESDAY

3

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17 Stroke Support Group 1:00pm 24

Bingo Trip $#

Parkinson’s Support Group 10:15am

18

25

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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7

12 Ask a Diabetes Expert– 9am12pm

13

14 Happy Valentine’s Day!

19 Ask a Diabetes Expert– 9am12pm

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Ask a Diabetes Expert– 9am12pm

Caregiver Support Group 10:15am

Photography 1:00pm

The Brunswick Center at Southport

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AARP Tax Aide– Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12:30pm Early Voting– Begins 2/13 Diabetes Counseling– 9am-12pm every Wednesday in February Lives and Recipes of the Ladies of Southport presentation– 2/11– 2:00pm Southport History Class– Begins 3/5– Sign up now!


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

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

Tax Assistance Offered If you need help with your taxes, AARP will be at our Southport Center for walkins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12:30pm. Assistance will begin on February 4th. Saturday appointments will be available after the 15th.

Author to Speak In 1907, a recipe book was assembled by the ladies of Southport. Local historian Bob Surridge, D.Ed., researched these ladies and learned a great deal about their lives. Sign up for an intriguing insight into the lives of these turn-of-the-century Southport women.

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

DUE TO EARLY VOTING ON THE PREMISES, THE FOLLOWING CHANGES ARE NECESSARY FROM FEBRUARY11TH THROUGH MARCH 4TH: *PICKLEBALL CANCELLED *ALL OF RITA’S EXERCISE CLASSES MOVED TO MIDDLE BALLROOM *KEVIN’S YOGA CLASSES MOVED TO MIDDLE BALLROOM *JUANITA’S EXERCISE CLASSES MOVED TO MIDDLE BALLROOM *BRIDGE MOVED TO DINING ROOM AT 1PM ON TUESDAYS *FIT AND STRONG MOVED TO MIDDLE BALLROOM *SILVER SAMURAI MOVED TO STAGE BALLROOM *MOVIES CANCELLED

Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport Stage Ballroom When: Tuesday, February 11th Time: 2:00pm

Southport History Learning Series– Begins March 5th Discover the little-known history of Southport, drawn from the years before it became a quaint seaside town. The focus will be on some of the challenges Southport faced during the early 1900s. Each class will cover one of the following topics: African-American Pursuit of Education Prohibition, Smuggling and Moonshine World Wars on the Shores of Southport The Impact of Hazel, Helene and other Hurricanes in Southport

Come Make This 90-Minute Poncho!

There will be an additional class field trip at the end to showcase places discussed during the series. You must sign up at the front desk at the Southport Center to register, as space is limited. Thank you to Liz Fuller with the Southport Historical Society for presenting this series. You may also call 910-754-7109 to register.

Join in on the fun with Sherry Ross and make this hooded poncho on Fridays in February. Sign up ahead of time, and bring 2.5 yards of fleece. Classes are on Friday mornings at 10am.


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

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

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

To Ronney Newman for his donation of a turkey during the holidays To Malcolm Johnson for his intriguing presentation on coastal

management on January 6th To Ken and Lynne Geiman for their donation of an Adirondack chair for our January drawing To Jeannie Brown-Busch for giving her time to help the winner of our December drawing To Wilma Jones for donating her crocheted lap blankets for our homebound participants (pictured below)

Just a few of the 14 lovely blankets crocheted by Wilma Jones of Boiling Spring Lakes. We are so grateful and our homebound people will love them!

Many thanks to Ray and Sue George and all of our home-delivered meals drivers. for being so wonderful at bringing holiday cheer to our meals on wheels people!

Thank you, Ruthann Petzinger! Our first month of “Ask a Diabetes Expert” was a resounding success! Ruthann will be back in our center in the SHIIP office on Wednesdays in February from 9am-12pm. Drop in and ask her your questions! Congratulations to our own Rita Sanders on getting a service dog. Rita is pictured right with David Laughlin with Leader Dogs for the Blind in Michigan. David came down to complete Rita’s training with her new dog, Joplyn. Come by and meet her soon!

BINGO in Shallotte was a HUGE hit in January! Be sure to sign up ahead of time for this trip on February 4th. The van leaves Southport at 12pm. $7 only to play all games. More cards are available for purchase, so take a little extra cash!


Puzzle Answers

BSRI Thrift Stores

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

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

PUZZLE ANSWERS Puzzles on page 30


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

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

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

February 2020 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Chair Yoga

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends

9:00

Quilting Bee

9:30

Rummikub

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 9:30

9:30

Rummikub

9:00

Beginners Yoga

9:30

Rummikub

10:00 Quilting Class

9:30

Rummikub

10:30 Water Color Painting 11:00 Zumba Gold

10:00

Wool Rug Hooking

11:00 Tai –Chi**

10:00 Crochet Class

11:00

Pilates

12:00PM Lunch 12:15 Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong 1:00

Line Dancing

12:00PM Lunch 12:30 Movies 3:15

12:00PM Lunch 12:45 Seated Tabata

Geri-fit

8:30

1:00

Bridge $ Crafts, Crafts, Crafts

3:15

Geri-fit

Rummikub

11:00 Tai-Chi**

12:00PM Lunch 12:30

Coffee w/ Friends

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Silver Samurai

Monthly Activity Schedule MONDAY

TUESDAY

3 Quilting Class #2 10A Genealogy Group 10A

4 Quilting Bee 9A-4P

10 Quilting Class #3 10A

11 Advocacy Event 11A

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

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7

13 Caregiver's Support Group 2P

14 Valentine’s Day Mix & Mingle 12:30-2P

BINGO 4-6P 19 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P

20

21

26 Day Trip

27 Wellness Fair 10-12P

28 Simple Crafts 10A

5 Nutrition Program 12P Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P 12 Hired Hands Band 11A Simple Technology 1P

17 Quilting Class #4 10A

THURSDAY

18 Introduction to Drum Circle 11A Garden Club—Flower Arranging Made Easy 1P

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25 Simple Crafts 3P

Simple Technology 1P

February Birthday Celebrations 12:30P


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

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

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

Let’s form a Drum Circle! Meet with drummers on February 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Help Grow the Garden! Join us on Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. Speaker: Susan Gurski Presents: Flower Arranging Made Easy Our beautiful garden needs your care in 2020!

Plan for Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. Speaker: Victor Stephens Presents: Vegetable Gardening 101

Please enjoy the new crafting room! Now located in the former conference room. We are in need of volunteers to teach crafting classes. Contact Jillian if interested!

Movie Day! Celebrating Black History Month Discussions Planned Directly After Movie

NEW !!! Simple Crafts with Priscilla! Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Create lovely arrangements and centerpieces for your special occasions and holidays!

Quilting Class! Instructions on choosing fabrics, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding your quilt! Classes resume Mondays February 3, 10 & 17 10:00 a.m.


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 18462 910-754-7604

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

Wellness Fair Thursday, February 27 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

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

Friday, February 14 12:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Join in for Music, Dancing, Fun and Fellowship!

Blood pressure checks, A1C tests, hearing and vision checks, caregiver information and more!

Meets

Check out our updated website! www.bsrinc.org Click on the top for Supply Center Check out your pictures and videos! Share with your friends and family!

2nd Thursday Of the Month 2:00 p.m.

Join our Genealogy Group! We are taking our workshop to the next level! Featuring monthly speakers! First Monday of the month 10:00 a.m.—noon

Simple Technology Need help with your smart phones, tablets and Facebook? Learn how to use your technology devices! 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.


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

FEBRUARY 2020

*Menus subject to change*

Monday 3 Stuffed Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Rice Pilaf Mixed Seasoned Veggies Fruit Salad Soft Roll Milk 2%

Tuesday 4 Pork cutlet w/ gravy Great northern beans Rice Applesauce Soft roll Milk 2%

Wednesday 5 Chicken Teriyaki Brown Rice Asian Vegetables Mandarin Oranges Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

10 Baked Lemon Pepper Fish Mac & Cheese Tuscany Vegetable Blend Whole Wheat Roll Fresh Banana Milk 2%

11 Mexican Fiesta Casserole Fiesta Corn Tropical Fruit Cornbread Milk 2%

17 Baked spaghetti Peas and carrots Green salad w/ dressing Breadstick Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

18 Kielbasa sausage Steamed cabbage White rice Hot dog bun Mandarin orange Mustard Milk 2%

24 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

25 Baked Chicken Breast w/ Mushroom Gravy Broccoli Au Gratin Mashed Potatoes Chilled Pears Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

12 Chicken and Rice Bake Seasoned Green Beans Glazed Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Baked Apples Milk 2% 19 Chicken Dumplings Steamed Mixed Veggies Diced peaches Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 26 Shepard’s Pie Lima Beans Tropical fruit Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

29 Swedish Meatballs Buttered Egg Noodles Peas & Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Pineapple tidbits Margarine Milk 2%

28 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

29 Chicken Dumplings Steamed Mixed Veggies Diced peaches Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

Thursday 6 Vegetable Beef Soup Green Salad w/ Dressing Grilled Swiss Cheese Jello w/ Fruit Saltines Milk 2% 13 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Breadstick Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2% 20 Chicken Salad Lettuce & Tomato Potato Salad Whole Wheat Bread Chips Mandarin Oranges Milk 2% 27 Baked spaghetti Peas and carrots Green salad w/ dressing Breadstick Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

30 Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast Mashed Red Skin Potatoes Green Peas & Onions Fresh orange Soft Roll Milk 2%

Friday 7 Chicken Alfredo w/ Fettuccini Pasta Steamed Broccoli Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Bread Stick Diced pears 14 BBQ Pork Chop Collard Greens Mac & Cheese Fresh Orange Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 21 Beef Chili w/ Beans White Rice Green Salad w/ Dressing Apple Saltines Sour Cream Milk 2% 28 Chicken Pot Pie Green Beans Biscuit applesauce Margarine Milk 2%

31 Kielbasa sausage Steamed cabbage White rice Hot dog bun Mandarin orange Mustard Milk 2%


Travel

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

New Tour Company partnership update: Our Mountains of Music Nashville Tour, which was our first offering from a new tour group called Excursions Unlimited, filled up very quickly! Trips with Excursions Unlimited will be offered throughout the year to provide opportunities for more local motor coach group travel. We are exited to be trying out a new company: So far, so good. Stay tuned to hear about more trips planned by Excursions Unlimited! Also, please send any suggestions for trips you would like to see featured to spowell@bsrinc.org.

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

Sunny Portugal Departing July 17 - 23, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $2,599 Single $3,199 Triple $2,569 Collette Tours

Discover South Dakota Departing Sept. 23 - Oct. 1, 2020 Rates: Per person Double$3,399 Single $3,849 Triple $3,369 Collette Tours Call: 800-581-8942 Booking#969927

Call: 800-581-8942 Booking#969968

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