Brunswick Senior Buzz January 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

i · Doug Russell, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Anne Gass, Shallotte · Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte · Teresa Nelson, 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 · Jillain Hardin, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Ilona Smith, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store


Contributors Cover photographer Irene Dowdy has enjoyed photography as a hobby for more than 20 years. Her special interests lie in landscape, nature, wildlife, and macro and digital art photography. She has had images published in the WECT and Brunswick Beacon calendars. She is a charter member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and has won numerous awards. Irene also enjoys golf and the tranquility of Ocean Isle Beach. Holly Tate is a beach-loving North Carolina transplant who grew up on Long Island and never wants to be too far from the ocean. A self-proclaimed “grammar geek,” Holly recently retired from a career in marketing communications. She loves books, travel, and exploring our beautiful state. Holly investigates recreational therapy on page 13. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Plantation in Brunswick County in 2017 after Pat retired as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Pat brings the garden indoors this month with air-cleaning plants on page 12. 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 looks over some science fiction titles on page 22. Miriah Krahn is a senior at University of North Carolina Wilmington who is interning with Mallory Balice at BSRI. She is working on her bachelor’s in public health. She plans to continue her education in the field of nutrition. “I chose to intern with Mallory because of her background in nutrition and her ambitions of promoting wellness in the community,” Miriah says. “After interviewing with Mallory, I knew she and BSRI were a perfect match for me.” Read Miriah’s Healthy Bites story on page 16. After retiring from leadership roles in engineering and information technology at a major confectionary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. Beth enjoys reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and writing human-interest stories. She is a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Library of Oak Island and Southport. She lives in Southport with her husband and their dog, Betsy. Beth visits a Calabash dulcimer class on page 14.


appy New Year! It seems like there is something lucky about the year 2020, wouldn't you say? Maybe we will have a clear vision of the days ahead—at least for the year. Puzzles are great brain exercise. We have changed our puzzle page a little this month, adding a word search puzzle and changing the crossword. After comments from readers, we decided to try a slightly easier version. We’d love to hear what you think about the new puzzles. Please send comments to In 2020 we’d also like to let you know a little more about Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Check out our BSRI News pages starting on page 7 for items such as Frequently Asked Questions and helpful community phone numbers. In the months ahead we’ll try to give you a glimpse of special classes and behind-the-scenes people who make BSRI a success. Everybody has a story, and we’ll try to bring you the best of them. Can you help? Please let us know when you find a story interesting— and when you don’t. Our vision in 2020 is to make the Buzz worthy of tracking down your reading glasses! Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz

Letter from the President


appy New Year! I love the spirit of renewal and all the opportunities that lie ahead with the dawn of a new year. 2019 was incredible with many achievements. Here are just a few things that happened: January 2019 – The Oak Island Nutrition Site expands services by adding a day to provide services 4 days per week. Photo by Irene Dowdy

“Here's a photo taken in 2010 when we had our last really big snowfall (at least that's what I remember),” says cover

Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO

photographer Irene Dowdy. This photo was

campus locations.

taken at the bottom of the road by the fire

March 2019 – BSRI’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program reaches the $28 million dollar mark in savings to Brunswick County Seniors.

station in Ocean Isle Beach, under the bridge. The Buzz loves the wintry look of the salt marsh in the snow.

BSRI Vice President Yvette Gosline accepts the AARP Coastal 2018 Inspiration Awards from Doug Dickerson, AARP State Director. Photo by Brent Gallant

BSRI was also recognized with the 2018 Coastal Inspiration Award from the AARP Foundation for its innovative work in the region. February 2019 – The Ash Nutrition Site adds Wednesdays because of area growth. The site located at Waccamaw Park serves seniors in the community building on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. BSRI and its SHIIP program partners with Brunswick Community College to provide a comprehensive Introduction to Medicare Class at all BCC

The Brunswick Center at Supply adds its first full-time case manager in March 2019.

BSRI increases services at the Brunswick Center at Supply by hiring its first full-time case manager. April 2019 – BSRI holds its 4 Annual Volunteers Recognition Party. Our volunteers were treated to good food, good music, and a chance to be honored for their very important service. BSRI is supported by over 300 active volunteers. th

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In May, BSRI raised $5,000 for construction of the Charters of Freedom monument in Bolivia.

May 2019 – The senior community and BSRI raise $5,000 for the construction of the Charters of Freedom Foundation monument. The monument is a representation of America’s founding documents and will be available to the community for viewing at the Brunswick County Government Center. June 2019 – For the 10th year in a row, BSRI closes its fiscal year on time and on budget. The organization as a whole remained well-positioned to meet its financial obligations with no reoccurring debt. The Brunswick Center at Shallotte launches the organization’s first-ever swimming pool exercise program. July 2019 – County Commissioners voted to appropriate $300,000 for the design of the new Waccamaw Senior Site and Community Resource Building. The building will feature a senior center, Sheriff’s Office space and bay, and County EMS services and ambulance bay. August 2019 – BSRI opens its second thrift store. The new location at 5302 Main Street in Shallotte features many of same great items as the Calabash location!

Photo by Courtney Bledsoe In September 2019, the Calabash kitchen starting cooking on-site. Kitchen staff include, from left, Tyler Hardy, cook; Nutrition Site Coordinator Carol Caldara; and volunteers Ruth Romestan, Mary Moody, John Bodie, and Pat Seader.

September 2019 – The Brunswick Center at Calabash opens its kitchen as a full-service meal provider and begins cooking on-site for congregate meals and local Meals on Wheels routes. October 2019 – County commissioners voted to divest 3.2 acres of land in Calabash to allow BSRI to continue to pursue its goal of constructing affordable senior housing. BSRI hopes to create better efficiencies through placing housing in proximity to senior centers. November 2019 – BSRI is awarded a 3-year Cape Fear Memorial Foundation grant in the amount of $65,000. Funds will improve data and efficiencies through technology for Meals on Wheels delivery routes. December 2019 – BSRI registers its 30,000th participant as the county senior population exceeds 60,000 and growing.

BSRI teams with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to round up some bikes for Christmas.

BSRI teams with the Marine Corp Reserve for their Toys for Tots program, and all five senior centers are drop-off locations for donations. The most important thing we did in 2019 was stay true to our mission. My hope for 2020 is health, prosperity and happiness!

Your Devoted Servant, Jim Fish



hanges are in store for the Brunswick Center at Shallotte as Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI) says goodbye to Center Director Anne Gass and Assistant Center Director Kathy Gelhardt. Both long-time staff members are retiring in January. Anne Gass joined BSRI Sept. 13, 2003. Currently the longest-tenured employee, Gass was the first senior center director hired for Brunswick County. She was instrumental in growing the senior center in Shallotte and in getting other county senior centers started. And her help was key in opening the new senior center in Shallotte when it moved from Main Street to its present location. “Anne is universally liked,” says Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO. “She is hardworking and fair. She never asked anyone to do something she wouldn’t do herself. And her seniors love her.” When Gass began working, BSRI was in its early stages and organizationally-challenged. “One thing I could always count on in those early days was the stability at the center in Shallotte,” Fish says. “Despite all the challenges of a rapidly-growing organization, Anne always provided excellent leadership and stability. We love her and wish her well.” Kathy Gelhardt started as a crafts instructor in 2007 and came on board as Shallotte assistant center director Aug. 14, 2009.

Photo by Brent Gallant

“She was the perfect complement to Anne,” Fish says. “They worked seamlessly together for 12 years. Kathy admirably filled in when Anne was away, with her strong organizational skills, creativity, and kindness.” Gelhardt established a warm and pleasant atmosphere and was never afraid to start a class or to get out in front and lead. “Her creativity is probably her greatest strength,” Fish says. Gass and Gelhardt were terrific friends and it’s no surprise they decided to retire at the same time, Fish says. “We look back at the thousands of lives they blessed and helped, the tens of thousands of meals, the tens of thousands of people who came through their doors,” Fish says. “We are losing an institution.” Gass and Gelhardt look forward to spending more time with their children and grandchildren.




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S omer Milliken of Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte, meets with BSRI President/CEO Jim Fish to offer donations from the A nnual Turkey R un.

Harley Helps Holiday Meals Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte recently held its annual Turkey Run. Local bikers joined together to donate canned goods and holiday trimmings to the less fortunate. Somer Milliken, who works in administration, marketing, and event coordinating at Beach House HarleyDavidson, says that Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. was chosen as this year’s recipient to ensure local seniors have the opportunity to enjoy a nice holiday meal. BSRI and area seniors would like to thanks Beach House Harley Davidson and all who supported this fundraising event.

Useful Phone Numbers Legal Aid of NC: (910) 763-6207 Housing Crisis Hotline: (910) 444-4998 Brunswick County Streetreach, Inc.: (910) 842-2711 Brunswick County Adult Protective Services (APS): (910) 253-2077 Brunswick County Medicaid/Food and Nutrition Services: (910) 253-2077 Energy Assistance (LIEAP): (910) 253-2422 Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA): (910) 754-4766 Brunswick County Veterans Services: (910) 253-2233 Project Lifesaver/Telephone Reassurance Program (910) 253-2745 Brunswick County Special Needs Registry: (910) 253-5383 Brunswick Transit System: (910) 253-7800

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he Brunswick Center at Supply welcomes Jillian Hardin as the new assistant director. Hardin started in November 2019 and hit the ground running. “I am thrilled to be at the Supply Center and look forward to meeting the needs of the people in Supply,” Hardin says. Hardin is from New Bern and has 12 years’ experience in the Aging Network. She served as a human services planner at the Eastern Carolina Area Agency on Aging, and as director at the Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging. She has a degree in communications from Western Carolina University and a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Pembroke.

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t’s with regret that BSRI says goodbye to Mike Blandino, who is retiring.

Blandino has worked as nutrition coordinator for four years, dividing his time between Town Creek Senior Site and Calabash Senior Site. When Calabash became a full-service center, Blandino remained at Town Creek. “Every day could be different when dealing with the participants,” Blandino says. “I tried to interact with the participants by learning about their lives and what they had done in the past.” He says he will miss the interaction with participants and getting to know more about them. “I wish all the employees and volunteers many happy years of helping seniors take advantage of what BSRI has to offer them,” Blandino says.


By René Tarquinio The BSRI SHIIP coordinating sites were extremely busy during the 2019 Open Enrollment period. On average there were 100 appointments scheduled weekly throughout the county. Many thanks to BSRI’s SHIIP volunteer counselors who gave tirelessly of their time and energy. Many of them worked two or three days per week to assist Medicare beneficiaries who wanted to review their prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. In addition to becoming familiar with the changes in plans for 2020, volunteers had to quickly learn how to assist with MyMedicare accounts. To access a beneficiaries’ plan coverage information, they first had to have a Medicare account. Many

beneficiaries did not have accounts set up or forgot how to access their accounts. The volunteers persevered and before long became experts at helping to set up or retrieve forgotten account information. SHIIP volunteer counselors are Mike Carper, Mary Fitzgerald, and Kate Slavin at the Brunswick Center at Calabash; Alan Morrissey, Ken McGill, and Mary Fitzgerald at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte; Eileen Scanlon, Judy LaRocca, and Bob Burgess at the Brunswick Center at Leland; and Celeste Korpon and Linda Rahilly at the Brunswick Center at Southport. Marcia Kelly, regional director with the N.C. Dept. of Insurance, helped at the Supply and Calabash centers. Again, many thanks to you all! We couldn’t do it without you!

Paul Witmer gets ready to take seniors from the Shallotte Center on a festive holiday shopping trip.


Fighting against senior isolation BSRI is researching ways to help prevent senior isolation. So far research has suggested many programs that address this issue. Nonprofits all over who serve senior adults are jumping on board to combat isolation head-on. BSRI already provides a few services to address isolation, the biggest one being our Meals on Wheels program. However, we feel we can do more. With your help, we would like to start the conversation about a companionship program. Volunteers ideally would help provide social visits, help to lift the senior client’s spirit, and overall just be additional support. Currently we are in the midst of doing more research to outline this program and come up with a list of tasks that a volunteer can do for a client. There are a few ways you can partner with us to help. One way is to volunteer to help provide research, volunteer recruitment, and overall support to build the program. Another way to assist is to visit our website and donate. We now have a new website with convenient giving options! A click of a button could provide us with much needed support, for this program and many others. Help us with your time, talents, and treasures to provide even more services and opportunities to homebound seniors in Brunswick County. To volunteer or donate, go to Or contact Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Powell at (910) 880-2777 Other News!

Upcoming Travel Presentation with Coffee! Join us for a travel presentation about Tuscany and South Dakota, featured trips through Collette Tours! Also find out about other travel opportunities and plan your 2021 travel. Date: Jan. 28th Time: 3-4:30 Location: Supply Senior Center (101 Stone Chimney rd. Supply NC, 28462) RSVP ASAP to : (910) 880-2777 Visit our website for book by dates!

In the Garden

requires little special care beyond watering, good soil, and drainage.

By Pat Naughton


inter is here and that means spending more time indoors. Cabin fever is not the only illness that can come from being cooped up indoors. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are given off from certain solids or liquids and include a variety of chemicals that may have health effects. Some of the chemicals found in VOCs include formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, trichloroethylene, and toluene. They can be found in carpet, furnishings, glues, permanent markers, and building materials. Increasing ventilation is one method of removing these compounds from the indoors. A natural alternative is to increase the number of indoor plants that remove these compounds. Here are a few indoor plants that were found effective in removing VOCs in a 1989 study by NASA. Mass Cane (Dracaena fragrans) is also known as corn plant because of the resemblance of the stem to a corn stalk. This plant was found to be the most effective in removing formaldehyde, 70% in a 24-hour period. It likes bright to moderate filtered light indoors and does very well in lower light. Keep it away from direct sun since that can burn the foliage.

Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) was found to remove 67% of benzene in a 24-hour period. In the mild coastal climate of Brunswick County, this plant can be a perennial and be brought indoors in the winter. This plant has wonderful longlasting cut flowers. It prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. It should be kept moist and fertilized lightly. Potted mums (Chrysanthemum) were the most effective in removing trichloroethylene, 41% in a 24-hour period. There are many varieties of mums. Potted mums are not the same as the hardy varieties that go into garden beds. They are more sensitive to cold and light changes, but you can find them any time of the year and they bloom for several weeks inside the home. Growing chrysanthemums indoors is easy and

One of the most effective choices for eliminating formaldehyde is Golden Pothos (Epipremum Aureum). This ivy-type plant has glossy green or variegated leaves on cascading stems. It’s very easy to grow indoors. It requires medium light but can tolerate heavy shade and dry soil. Periodically misting the foliage with water will help increase the humidity. This plant also doubles as an effective eliminator of carbon monoxide. Although not mentioned in the NASA study, a Boston Fern (Nepholepis Exaita Bostoniensis) does a great job removing formaldehyde from the air. Its large feathered leaves can span as much as 5 feet. It needs high humidity and moist soil that should never be allowed to dry out. Do not overwater. Kitchens and bathrooms are great locations for the higher humidity. Setting on a tray of wet pebbles will also increase the surrounding humidity. For more information on houseplants, visit https://


Story and photos by Holly Tate


ecreation makes therapy fun!” says Jade Robinson, assistant center director at the Brunswick Center at Leland and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

What’s recreational therapy? According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), recreational therapy is a systematic process that uses recreation to help individuals with illnesses or disabling conditions to recover health and well-being. It includes leisure activities that promote physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development to help individuals participate fully and independently in life. Participants benefit from new experiences, expanded knowledge, reduced stress, increased confidence, new skills, better socialization, and more.

“What makes recreational therapy different from other therapies is the tailored approach,” Robinson explains. Her time with Leland seniors gives her a unique perspective about the social, cognitive, physical, and leisure needs of her participants. She can incorporate participants’ needs and interests into every activity.

Growing up in South Florida, Robinson was very close to her grandmother and credits this relationship with sparking a passion for serving seniors and for her chosen profession. Throughout her time at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), Robinson was an active volunteer at a nursing home and other senior sites. She also completed a semester-long internship at a memorycare facility before receiving her bachelor’s degree. Robinson is currently pursuing a master’s degree in applied gerontology at UNCW. She’s passionate about RECREATION, continued on page 14

Top: Barbara Morris, Jean Cason and Jackie Delts partake in an English tea in Leland. The tea was one of the leisure activities planned for recreational therapy.

Above: Freddie Jones and Assistant Director Jade Robinson celebrate Halloween at the Brunswick Center at Leland.

Wellness / At Your Center

Story and photos by Beth Klahre


Barbara Walker, Constance Jackson, Frances Smolak, and Marie Wagner prepare holiday goodies at the Brunswick Center at Leland.

recreational therapy and loves what she does. And she has big plans for 2020.

Slated for 2020 are activities that reflect Leland participants’ needs and interests, says Robinson. For example, brainteasers like puzzles and word games will offer an alternative to traditional pastimes like bingo. Planned wellness activities include a weight-loss challenge and a support group for healthy cooking. Robinson is also considering an event called This Day in History, where participants will recall how they experienced historical events. New activities and events take place every month.

retty awesome!” says Courtney Bledsoe, talking about the dulcimer groups that meet at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. “We love having a music program at our center. It’s really special. We are so proud of it!”

Volunteer Mike Mohs is the leader of the Monday dulcimer group and instructor of the Tuesday beginner dulcimer class. Mohs started to play the dulcimer just five years ago. His neighbor and group member Vince Knaggs introduced him to a dulcimer. And Mohs was hooked! Knaggs, one of the original

group members, had been playing dulcimer with a group of people for six years. Originally from West Virginia, Knaggs came to Calabash as a retired firefighter from outside Washington, DC. He remembers his first dulcimer. “Thirty-five years ago I bought two dulcimers for $35 and never played them. That is, until seven years ago when I taught myself to play.”

The Tuesday beginner class started last September with 20 students. The center purchased six cardboard dulcimer kits, the least expensive type of dulcimer, for the beginner students. Mohs and Knaggs put them together. “The students who don’t use one of these dulcimers are provided with dulcimers that were made by or donated by members of the Monday group,” Mohs says. Everyone in this group plays a mountain dulcimer. Dulcimers can range in price from $50 upwards to thousands of dollars.

Notable events in Leland in 2019 included an English tea, Veteran meetup groups, wellness workshops, a Halloween costume challenge, art projects, and an indoor yard sale.

Turn to the back of this issue and see what’s planned for January at our centers. You can be as active as you want!

From left are Pat Norris, Sal Giarrusso, Betty Smith, Pat Vanderhoof, and Joyce Klein.

The Monday group plays all genres of

At Your Center music: hymns, pop songs, traditional ballads, classical tunes, and traditional Irish music. Mohs says, “Our usual practice is going around the room and playing each member’s choice of song. It keeps going until the meeting ends. Usually everyone gets to select several tunes.” Mohs’ binder of music is over six inches thick. That’s a lot of songs!

Pat Pauley and Vicki Daniel are the two newest members of the group. They attended the Tuesday beginner class for three months last winter and “graduated” to the Monday group last spring. Pauley’s first experience with a dulcimer was hearing her cousin play. “My cousin encouraged me to play. And I heard her play with a group in Wilmington.” Daniel recalls getting a dulcimer kit for Christmas nearly 30 years ago. “I was too busy working to even put it together! Now I am retired and I decided to take lessons and join this group.” She says, “It’s fun to make music. It’s been a great learning experience. No matter what level of ability you have, the group is happy to have you.“

Dulcimer players (from left) Joyce Klein, Vince Knaggs, and Jeff Williams practice together at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. The players take turns choosing their favorite songs.

gazebo in Sunset Beach playing his banjo. Steve Robertson from Sunset Beach has been playing dulcimer for six years. He also plays banjo and bagpipes. But he loves the dulcimer for its Appalachian mountain sound. Robertson says learning to play is easy. He practices one hour every day. While he loves the dulcimer, Robertson can often be found at the

Taking after her mother who plays piano by ear, Joyce Klein plays dulcimer by ear. She says she can’t read music. “But I can read tab!” she says excitedly about a form of musical notation used by many of the group members. Klein joined the group at the insistence of Knaggs with whom she is also a dance

partner. Klein says, “The people are great. It’s a social event and everyone is fun to be with.” She often plays at home, but says, “It’s a lot of joy to be with friends.” It’s time to play! New Beginner class on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. starts mid-February 2020. Group session are on Mondays at 1 p.m. Both are free! Other instrument players are also welcome to come play along.

Healthy Bites

By Miriah Kahn

The U.S. Department of Agriculture places eggs in the meat category on the food pyramid. Eggs contain no sugar and no carbs.


n the United States, there are 300 million hens and each hen produces around 250 to 300 eggs a year. This equals about 75 billion eggs each year, which is a lot of eggs!

Here are some great benefits of incorporating eggs in the diet: 1. Contains protein which helps provide mental and physical energy for the body.

2. Promotes heart health by providing “good” cholesterol, also known as HDL. 3. Provides the nutrient choline, which promotes normal cell activity, liver function, and the transportation of nutrients. 4. Provides satiety in making the body feel full, thus helping with weight management.

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Answer: Chocolate

Eggs are a great main ingredient in many recipes. And they are one of the best breakfast foods. Eggs are nutritious and are good sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals. For example, there are six grams of protein in one egg and high amounts of vitamins A, B12, and D.

Here’s how to tell a raw egg from a boiled egg: Spin the egg. A boiled egg will spin smoothly, while a raw egg will wobble and won’t spin.

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


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PUZZLE ANSWERS Puzzles on page 30

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

January 2020 Monday

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

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





2 10am Mah Jong 11am Thrifty Thursday & Lunch 6pm All Levels Yoga

3 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 11:30 FREE BP Testing 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

Community Center Closed

6 10am Tai Chi Video 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

7 9:30 Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

8 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Christmas Party & Ugly Sweater Contest 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

9 10am Mah Jong 10:30 Leland House Bingo and Lunch 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

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

13 10am Tai Chi Video 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Guest Speaker: BSRI Nutritional Talk 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga 20

14 9:30 Clogging 11am Brunch and Bingo 6:30pm Line Dance Club

15 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

16 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch:

17 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

21 9:30 Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

22 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

23 10am Mah Jong 11am Movie & Lunch: Jackie 6pm All Levels Yoga

24 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

28 9:30 Clogging 4pm The Office Meet & Greet 6:30pm Line Dance Club

29 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice

30 10am Mah Jong 11am Myrtle Beach Aquarium & Lunch 6pm All Levels Yoga

31 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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27 10am Tai Chi Video 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director






DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-4P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:00 9:00 9:15

Country 8:45 Zumba GOLD Zumba $3 9:15 Tai Yo TCF Chair 10:30 20/20/20 Class $6 Geri-Fit ^Gentle Pilates $3

8:00 8:15 9:30 9:15 10:30

Zumba Gold $3 Barre Beginner Barre $3 Geri-Fit Chair Conditioning

8:00 8:45 9:30 10:30 10:30

Tai Chi Zumba BINGO $0.50 20/20/20 Line Dancing


Country Zumba $3 9:00 Hoop It Up! $3 10:30 Geri-Fit

10:00 Bring stability ball 10:30 Geri-Fit 12p Lunch 12:00 1:00 1:00 1:00 2:00

^Bridge Group Dulcimer Group Crafts with Mary Ballroom Dance ^Beginner Ballroom Dance

12p Lunch

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

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



• BSRI Nutrition Class 12:15 • Tech Help 12:45



• Visit with Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30 • ^Memory Loss Support Group 2:00







• Zumba GOLD 10:45 • Blood Pressure Checks 11:00 w/ CommWell Health • Yin Yoga Demo 1:30 • ^Caregiver Support Group 2:00

13 14 ^CBD Basics Class 10:30 Glucose Screenings 11:00 by Saber Health

15 • National Bagel Day • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 • ^Chair Caning 12:45



22 Zumba GOLD 10:45


21 • Give someone a big hug—it’s National “The time is always right to Hugging Day! ♥ do what is right.” • Visit with Bella the -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Therapy Dog 1:30




• Tech Help 12:45 • Writer’s Bloc 1:00


Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day!

Put your order in for your very own houseplant by next Friday. This will be a fundraiser for the Center! Money due at time of sign up (no refunds).

17 • Houseplant money due today! Thank you for your participation! • ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving 9:00 • Tech Help 12:45 • Writer’s Bloc 1:00

24 Compliment Day—share one with someone!

29 30 31 • Seated Tai Chi 11:00 ^Center Day Trip Birthday Celebration • Inspire Your Heart with Cinema at the Center Bowling at Planet Fun •Popcorn Cake sponsored by Art Day & a Move after Community Home Care & • ^Pine Needle Basket lunch Hospice and Kindred at Weaving 9:00 Home


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

January 8th at 1:30, Michele will be doing a FREE demo for her Yin Yoga class that will be offered weekly starting in February on Wednesdays at 1:30!

January is National Hobby Month. Please drop a note at the front desk telling us a hobby you would like to start in 2020!

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

THE FUNDRAISING NEVER STOPS! Houseplant Appreciation Day: January 10th 6 inch houseplants for sale for $12

Sign up & Money due by January 17th. Did you know that indoor plants are good for: • Freshening air & eliminating toxins • Increasing concentration & productivity up to 15% • Reducing stress • Creating a sense of positivity & calmness Thank you, Briar Patch Floral & Gifts!


1st Tuesday at 2:00

Caregiver Support Group:

2nd Wednesday at 2:00 *Please remember to sign up in the Front Lobby so facilitators know how many to expect each month!

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.

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: Friday, January 31st We will be having ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving the 17th & 31st at 9:00am. Come inspire your heart with art by weaving a basket for yourself or to give as a gift to someone you love! ($22) ——Hey, GUYS! Keep in mind that Art and Craft classes aren’t just for the ladies! Check out “The Joes” proudly holding their beautiful teacups they made!


With John Hutton & Katy O’Neill Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks January 7th to February 18th Beginners 6:00-7:00, Intermediate 7:00-8:00 $60 per person Registration & payment accepted at first session. For more info or to pre-register, call (910) 201-9993 OR text (910) 619-8265 OR email CBD Basics Class Monday, January 13th, 10:30 Spots were filled quickly in November, so don’t forget to sign up!

Briar Patch Floral & Gift Shop will be hosting a workshop on the 3rd Saturday of each month from now until June, 2:00-4:00! Gigi, owner, will be teaching show you how to do things like perfect floral arrangements or make beautiful bows for decorating. For questions and additional information, please call Briar Patch at (910) 579-8030.

Thank you to all who came out for our very first Blood Drive! If you donated, you made a difference and saved THREE lives!

Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan


iddlegame melds alchemy, and math/ language in the story of lab-created telepathic twins (shades of Frankenstein) designed to propel their creator to absolute power. The intricate plot has elements for science fiction fans— alternate dimensions and time travel—as well as alchemy and magic for those who love fantasy. Seanan McGuire is an ambitious author who demonstrates her literary mastery with references to classic Greek ethos and parallels to The Wizard of Oz. The rather slow pace seemed necessary to absorb the layered ideas. Nutshell Review: Dark subjects challenge but the concepts fascinate. The Warehouse brings current social and economic dilemmas to their most extreme outcomes in a not-so-future dystopia. Government fails its citizens so the economy and human hopes are tied to a monolithic entity called “Cloud.” A dying plutocrat’s personal blog intertwines

with the narratives of a corporate spy and a vengeful employee. Author Rob Hart draws on Nineteen EightyFour, Atlas Shrugged, and Soylent Green without rising to their levels of surprise or horror. Nutshell Review: Illogical leaps, sketchy backstories and lame plot action rendered a slog. Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale was a major disappointment. I re-read the predecessor and found that, despite multiple awards and admiring accolades— breathlessly avowing that mysteries will be solved and the pretend world will align—the novel redounds with incoherent plot lines, confusing characterizations,

and muddled points of view. Nutshell Review: Sellout! A talented author seemingly buys into her own fantasy and foists it upon those who enjoyed her previous novels. Waste of time and money.… The Family Upstairs is a psychological thriller by Lisa Jewell. Two timelines and three characters’ voices weave a tapestry of oppression, power, and survival— complete with cultish overtones and a chilling resolution. An unsolved mystery and unexpected twists kept me enthralled and guessing, glued to the pages. Nutshell review: Unpredictable and edgy, but may be too grim for some readers.

Support local libraries while saving money! Friends of the Library groups have $1 books at continuous in-library sales at the Leland, Shallotte, and Carolina Shores branches. Friends of the Library Southport Oak Island’s Member Half Price Sale is Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe Street.

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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




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

Chair Aerobics $-TRX

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

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

Strength & Core $-TRX Morning Yoga Painting Balance Class Larks Choir Practice 12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

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

10:30 $-BINGO 10:30 Arthritis Exercise

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

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

11:30a EARLY Lunch

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

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

12:30 Bid Whist 1:00 Oil Painting



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

January 2019 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY






Hired Hands Music 10-11a

Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events:

**=Date Change This Month Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30a: Bible Study Happy 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards ** New Year! 1st Tuesday, 11:30a: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 1st Fridays, Lunch: Mo. Bday Celebration 9 8 10 7 1st & 3rd Friday, 9a: Sewing Bee Poetry Lounge w/ Bible Sty 10:30a Caregiver Louise 10:30a 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10a: CG Support Grp Karaoke 10:30a Support Grp 10a 2nd Friday, 10:30a: Poetry Lounge w/ Louise Game Day 1-3p Nutri. Ed.11:30a 2nd & 4th Friday, 1p: Game Day 3rd Monday, 10-11a: Hired Hands Music 14 15 16 17 Mo. Outing Vet MeetUp Sewing Bee 9a 3rd Weds, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Checks Ft. Fisher 10:30a 3rd Thursdays, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Aquarium BP Cks 10:30a Last Wednesdays, 9:30a: Coups for Troops $10 Hand & Foot 1p 4th Fridays, 10a: Music with Willie 2



FRIDAY 3 Sewing Bee 9a Nails 10:30a Birthdays at Lunch 12p

Special Events & Presentations: Ed Music with Willie 1/3 Nail Painting 10:30a CLOSED Wellness Grp 10:30a Caregiver 10a 1/7: New Year’s Karaoke 10:30a Happy Support Grp 10a 1/15: Veteran’s Meet Up 10:30a MLK DAY! Bible Sty 10:30a Game Day 1-3p 1/21: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a Topic: Positive Aging 27 28 29 30 31 1/27: Mystery Monday w/ Jade 10:30a Mystery Monday Tech Tuesday Coups for Troops 10:30a 10:30a 9:30a 1/28 : Tech Tuesday 10:30a Def. Driving pt2 1/29: Defensive Driving (Part 2) 10:30a 20






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

CLOSED: Wed., January 1, 2020

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

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Start the New Year off with some self-care!

Manicures Friday 1/3/20 at 10:30am

Sing in the New Year! Join us for: Stay in Touch: Join our Activity Email List to get updates on classes, cancellations, and schedule changes! Send us your name & email to

Wellness Education Support Group Tuesday, 1/21/2020, 10:30a This Month’s Topic: Positive Aging

KARAOKE Tuesday, 1/7/20 at 10:30a Friendship Hall

Join us for coffee & camaraderie:

Veteran Meetup Wed. , 1/15/2020 at 10:30a Cohosted with American Legion Post #68

TECH TUESDAY Smartphone tips & questions w/ Veronica & Jade

Tuesday, 1/28/20 10:30am

Seeking Volunteers: Train to be a MOB Trainer! “A Matter of Balance” is an 8-week structured group course that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Email Veronica if Interested:

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

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

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

Sleepmats Workshops! Join us every Tuesday from 1-3pm in the Friendship Hall to prepare plastic grocery bags to be crocheted into mats for homeless individuals to use as a cushion and moisture barrier. We are in great need of more helpers and will teach you all you need to know! Come be a part of our center’s efforts to better serve our community!

Meet Thomas! Thomas Vernon was born in Leland, North Carolina in November of 1947. After graduating in 1966 from Lincoln High School as valedictorian, Thomas went on to North Carolina Central University in Durham (Go Eagles!). Upon his graduation with honors as cum laude, Thomas moved to New York and received his Certified Public Accountant license which he “I believe that recounts as one of his life’s biggest everybody should love accomplishments. Even though he has since everybody. That is retired, Thomas still assists over 150 people with their taxes each year! really the key! Life is Thomas loves to read, fish, and watch sports when he is not at the senior too short, and we have a lot to be thankful for, center. Thomas says, “being around people makes my day,” but it’s our days that consider your blessings are made brighter by the jovial spirit he brings to our center. Thomas often gives the blessing before lunch with Reverend Jenkins. He also exercises his faith as a every day.” deacon for the Crystal Springs Missionary Baptist Church, of which he has been a member since his childhood. Thomas says he has lived a life full of good purpose, happiness, and love for his wife, Eleanor Vernon, and their two children and six grandchildren. He is also particularly close to his baby (and only) sister, who is also an accountant! Thank you, Thomas, for sharing your blessings and constant positivity at the Brunswick Center at Leland!

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 January 2020 Monday


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Deloris Blair, 1/1 Gary McDaniel 1/3 Libby Stowe 1/13 Linda Drye 1/15 Fay Wright 1/21 Anna McDaniel 1/25 Wayne Coble 1/26 Betty Jean Anderson 1/27 Shuskey, Peggy 1/29

Wednesday 1 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

(Subject to Change)

Thursday 2 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 9 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

6 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

7 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

8 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

13 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

14 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

15 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

16 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


21 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 28 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

22 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

23 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

29 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

30 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


27 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

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





“ My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some compassion, some humor, and some style“ 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Weekly Updates 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:45 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 Beginner Line Dancing Lunch Bible Study Tai Chi w/ Dean Cash Bingo Tai Chi Forms With Dean ($5)

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

Beginner Bridge Tabata w/Shelley Beginner Line Dancing 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 11:45 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

Contributions Always Welcome

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY






1:00 Cash Bingo 5:30 Diabetes Management

13 11:30 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae

14 15 16 10:00 Caregivers Support 1:00 Declutter 11:00 Sip „n Chat 12:30 Cooking Presentation Class 1:00 Cash Bingo







12:30 Essential Oils Class 1:00 Cash Bingo 27 11:30 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae


1Center Closed 2 3 12:15 Nutrition 10:30 Hope 4 NC Presentation 12:00 Movie

Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours 6 10:00 Health Care Directives


28 1:00 Cash Bingo

10 9:00 Food Pantry 10:00 Visually Impaired Support Group



1/1 Center Closed 1/2 Nutrition Presentation 1/3 Hope 4 NC 17 1/3 Movie-”Downton Abbey “ 1/6,1/24 Health Care Directives 1/7 Diabetes Self Management 1/10 Visually Impaired Support 1/10 CBD Basics 1/14 Caregivers Support Group 24 Chinese New 1/14 Cooking Class Year 1/14 Homeless Coalition 6:00 9:00 Food Pantry 1/15 Declutter Presentation 10:00 Health Care 1/20 Center Closed Directives 1/21 Essential Oils Class 11:00 Senior Tar 1/24 Chinese New Year 1/24 Senior Tar Heel 31 1/24 Movie-”Judy” 11:00 Senior Games 1/31 Senior Games Presentation Presentation Calendar Subject to Change

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

Center Closures

We will be closed Wed., Jan. 1st. for New Year’s Day. We will also be closed on Mon., 1/20, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We’ll reopen the following days at 7am.

“Declutter Your Closet, Declutter Your Life” Presentation

Wed., 1/15, 1pm, by our own Margarete O’Leary. Stuff happens, but don’t let “stuff” run your life. Time to cull and start anew. We’ll learn how easy it is to find more time to enjoy your life and spend less time tending to your (or someone else’s?) stuff! Please sign up.

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Anne Gass, Center Director Kathy Gehlhardt, Assistant Director

Voter Registration

“You Can Vote” will be here every Tuesday, 10:30am12:30pm to register folks for voting. The organization began in 2013, is a special project of the People’s Alliance Fund (est. 1980), is nonpartisan and nonprofit. Their mission is to increase voter participation by educating them about the process, the NC laws, and getting them properly registered. No sign up needed.

Ode to January ’Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house, nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste at the holiday parties have gone to my waist.

Senior Games Presentation by Ambassador Joyce Lowrimore on Fri., 1/31, 11am. Our sincere thanks to

St. Brendan’s Church and all the other individual sponsors for helping to fulfill

seniors’ Christmas wishes via our Stockings for Seniors program. For some, this may be their sole gift and your kindness is truly appreciated.

Movies at Noon

Fri., 1/3, “Downton Abbey.” Fri., 1/24, “Judy.” (Both movies are Drama/Romance.) Free admission, popcorn, and candy. Soft drinks and water available for purchase.

Essential Oils Class

Tue., 1/21, 12:30pm. Presented by Synergy Wellness. Sign up required.

Center Hours: Mon., Tue., Thur, Fri: 7am-3pm Wed., 7am-4pm

Senior Tar Heel representative

Audie Lowrimore will be here Fri., 1/24, at 11am, in the multipurpose room. Come learn what’s happening in the NC legislature that affects all of us as seniors!

Health Care Directives

Hayley Long will be here on Mon., 1/6, and Fri., 1/24, from 10am-noon to help prepare health care directives. Notary will be on site. A warm thank you to

Linda Blanchette and her group of Trick or Treaters who generously

provided Halloween candy for both the Homebound and Congregate members. Your contribution is a wonderful treat for many in our service area.

Quote “Often when you think

you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” Unknown

Heartfelt thanks to the

Shallotte Sorority

who continue to help sustain our seniors with their complete Thanksgiving meals plus shelf-stable food for our food pantry. We appreciate the continual source of support.

Shallotte Center Volunteer Spotlight

Margarete O’Leary began four years ago as a volunteer and a year later became our Craft instructor. Margarete also helps put together our portion of the monthly Senior Buzz, keeps our craft room organized, and pitches in wherever else she’s needed. Thank you for all your effort!

Get Connected Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to We never share or sell your email. Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online at

Thank you so much

South Brunswick Interchurch Council

for providing 600 meals for Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after for our home-delivered meal clients for the last 17 years! We appreciate your dedication to helping others.

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

Crafty Fridays

Crafts are held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in the morning (9-11am) and afternoon (12:302:30pm). Sign up is required as space is limited. Please call us if you can’t make it so others may participate. All supplies are included unless noted below. (Pictures of featured crafts may be representative.) 9am Jan 10th 12:30pm Paint n Take $5 Snowflake $3

9am Jan 24th 12:30pm Hoop Weaving $5 Ear Cuffs $5

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Anne Gass, Center Director Kathy Gehlhardt, Assistant Director

Hope4NC is a crisis counseling program that assists individuals and communities in recovering from the challenging effects of natural and human caused disasters. An information and staffed table will be available on Fri., 1/3, 10:30am. Please stop by and learn about this valuable resource. CBD Basics Series 2 Presentation

Fri., 1/10, 10am-11am. Our speaker, Rosey Greer Shoudy, The CBD Lady, CEO and Founder of, will be here to share her expertise and provide an opportunity to see, smell, and try some of her 2018 and 2019 Best CBD Product of the Year topical relief creams. Handouts will be available on using CBD products, dosage charts, information to share with your doctor, and potential drug interactions.

Center Hours: Mon., Tue., Thur, Fri: 7am-3pm Wed., 7am-4pm

Zada Mae’s Pine Needle

Basket Weaving

classes Mon.,1/13 and 1/27, 11:30am to 2:30pm. Cost $22. Choice of basket or trivet. All supplies included. Sign up by Friday before class.

Cooking with Tammie

Tue., 1/14, 12:30pm. Learn how to cook food that supports a healthier “you” as well as how certain foods may help prevent or mitigate some health concerns. Class is free. Let’s cook!

BP Checks Amedysis Hospice will now be checking blood pressure every Fri., 11:30am-12:30pm. Walk in. No appt. Caregiver Support Group

Beginning January 2020, the group will be meeting the second Tuesday of the month.

Nov. 7th Yoga and Wine Fundraiser Thanks to those who supported this successful event. We can see by your smiles it was fun!

Chinese New Year Come celebrate the Year of the Rat with us on Fri., 1/24. Are you a “rat?” Recent (birth) years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020. Rats are said to be clever, quick thinkers, successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life. We’ll Miss You!

Our computer guru, Ed Ambose, will unfortunately (for us) no longer be teaching his technology classes. We wholeheartedly thank him for all the help he gave so many folks these last 4 years.

Puzzles ACROSS 1 - Level a charge against (6) 4 - Capture the attention (6) 9 - Mathematical rule (7) 10 - Let out (7) 11 - Cool down (5) 12 - Summed together (5) 14 - Belonging to them (5) 15 - Swerve; bend (5) 17 - Middle of the body (5) 18 - Next after sixth (7) 20 - Ardent (7) 21 - Gas we breathe (6) 22 - Garments for the upper body (6)

DOWN 1 - Have an impact on (6) 2 - Hallway (8) 3 - Bony structure in the head (5) 5 - ___ power: energy source (7) 6 - Extent of a surface (4) 7 - Surpass (6) 8 - Collaboration (11) 13 - Creator (8) 14 - Adolescent (7) 15 - Gambling house (6) 16 - State of mental strain (6) 17 - Timepiece (5) 19 - Extremely (4)

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





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

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

9:30 9:00 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 for regular updates MONDAY











7 8 New Dance Class Ask a Diabetes Begins 9am $# Expert– 9am12pm Bingo Trip $#





Parkinson’s Support Group 10:15am






Photography 1:00pm 17

The Brunswick Center at Southport Closed 1/1– New Year’s Day Closed 1//20 MLK Day Managing Coasts From Ridge to


Caregiver Support Group 10:15am



Reef presentation– 1/6–


12:30pm Photography 1:00pm



New Dance Class– 1/7– 9am $# One on One Diabetes Education– 1/8 and 1/15 9am-12pm Self Defense Workshop– 1/18– 10:30am-12:30pm— $#

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.

Diabetic or pre-diabetic? Seek help here! Only $40 per person. 4 weeks of class!

Understanding the Conversation of Dance Join us for this four-week workshop on Tuesdays, January 7th through 28th, at 9am. Davis Canady, professional dance instructor, will teach students basic dance concepts, including the musicality of dance and how to lead and follow a partner. Basic dance steps will be covered and students will rotate partners. Sign up today, as the instructor must have 10 couples to teach the class.

Managing Coasts from Ridge to Reef Join us on Monday, January 6th at 12:30 in the stage ballroom for an intriguing seminar by Malcolm Johnson, National Coral Reef Management Fellow for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Malcolm will share photos and research from his time in the Mariana Islands. Don’t miss this amazing presentation!

On Wednesdays, January 8th and 15th, stop by our SHIIP office between 9am and 12pm to ask your questions to a certified diabetes educator. We are fortunate to have Ruth Ann Petzinger to offer her expertise. Ruth Ann has been a certified diabetes educator since the first exam was given in 1986. She received her BSN from Cornell University and her MSN from Rutgers University. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask all those questions you have always wanted to ask, free of charge.

Join us on Saturday, January 18th, for a self-defense workshop led by Dean Sutzer. Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport Front Ballroom When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Cost: $20 per person

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

Paul and Maria Swensen, owners of Flava’s, for donating delicious ice cream at the end of their season. We used it for our veterans’ event and again at our Christmas party. Audie Lowrimore for an interesting Senior Tar Heel Legislature presentation on December 2nd. Linda Boretti and the Tappers Extraordinaire for coming to the center and putting on an amazing holiday show! Tammy Ellis for her timely presentation on December 17th on surviving holiday stress . The participants of Lindley Habilitation Services for their wonderful holiday performance at our center on December 18th. Tammie Mullis for her hard work and tasty food at our Christmas party.

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

Much gratitude to Trinity UMC for these lovely bags donated to our homebound people.

Happy New Year!

Many thanks to the Southport SOS group for donating these lovely holiday bags for our Southport home-bound people.

Thank you, St. James Service Club! Our gratitude knows no bounds when it comes to this amazing group of people who once again helped our seniors in need this holiday season!

Beginning Tuesday, January 7, 2020, we will be taking a small group of people to the Shallotte Center for their cash bingo on the first Tuesday of each month. If you have been wanting to play bingo and win cash prizes, this is your chance! Sign up soon, as space is very limited. The van will leave Southport at 12:00pm and return before 4pm.

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

January 2020 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





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

Chair Yoga


Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga


Coffee w/ Friends


Beginners Yoga




Coffee w/ Friends 9:30





10:30 Water Color Painting 11:00 Zumba Gold




Wool Rug Hooking


Genealogy Group



10:00 Tai –Chi**

10:00 Crochet Class

10:00 Genealogy Group

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




Bridge $ Crafts, Crafts, Crafts




11:00 Tai-Chi**

12:00PM Lunch 12:30

Coffee w/ Friends

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Silver Samurai

Monthly Activity Schedule MONDAY







7 Quilting Bee 9A-4P



Quilting Class 10A


Center Closed Happy New Year!

Doughnuts w/ the Director 11A


BEMC Weatherization Loan Program 11A




Pizza Party 12P


Care Giver’s Support Group 2P

CBD Basics 2 1P




24 January Birthday Celebrations 12:30P

Martin Luther King Celebration 12:30 P

Nutrition Program 12A Acrylic Painting Meet 12:30 P 20 Center Closed

22 21 Garden Club—Monarch Butterflies 1P

AARP—Tax Prep Program 11:30A

Autumn Care Blood Pressure Checks 10A

Acrylic Painting Class $ 12:30-4:30P* 27



Day Trip TBD

Acrylic Painting Class $ 12:30-4:30P*

Diabetes Prevention 11A 30


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

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

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

Diabetes Prevention Program

Doughnuts with the Director! January 8, 11:00 a.m. Share your vision for 2020 during planning sessions with Melissa!

Lose Weight and Reduce Your Risk How it Works  Attend 25 one-hour sessions  Led by a trained Lifestyle Coach  Enjoy a free 4-month YMCA membership for non-members Do I Qualify? If any of the following apply Overweight Hypertension Family history of diabetes Not physically active Above-normal cholesterol levels History of gestational diabetes Registration fee is $30 Thursdays 11:00-12:00 p.m. Begins January 23, 2020 Supply Senior Center To Register Contact Bridget Carroll 910-251-9622 x273 or Or come by the Center at Supply

Quilting Class! Instructions on choosing fabrics, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding your quilt! Class starts January 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Thank You SANTA!!! Audie “Santa” Lowrimore visited the Supply Center on December 17. In addition to being an awesome Santa, Audie serves as the Brunswick County Delegate to the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature.

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

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

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

Be sure to purchase Our Community Cookbook! Only $12! Add your recipes to the three ring binder cookbook. Recipes are collected by Shaina Inman, Supply Center participants and volunteers.

Support Group 1st and 3rd Wednesday 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Facilitated by: Communities and Schools Develop a strong support system to help better manage the tasks of caring for your grandchild as well as strategies for better self-care! Caregiver Support Group meets

Help Grow the Garden!

2nd Thursday Monthly 2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Take time for YOU so that you can: Reduce feelings of isolation Enjoy a social outlet Learn about the resources in your area Meet other caregivers in the area

Join us on Tuesday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. Speaker: Susan Gurski Presents: Monarch Butterflies! Our beautiful garden needs your attention and care as we roll through the new year!

Make Memories with old and new friends during

MOVIE DAY! Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers EDUCATE, REGISTER & MOBILIZE VOTERS! Register to Vote and Become civically engaged in YOUR community! Wednesdays 10 a.m. — noon

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

Activity Calendar January 2020 Subject to change


Thursday 2 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

7 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Mallory meeting

9 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

14 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Meet with Sandy

16 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

21 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

23 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

28 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

30 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

Participants try out activities at the Town Creek Senior Site. Above is the Town Creek yoga class; below, seniors try their luck at Rummikub.

Happy New Year! BSRI wishes you a terrific 2020!

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

JANUARY 2020 Monday

*Menus subject to change* Tuesday

Wednesday 1 CLOSED

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

Friday 3 Pork cutlet w/gravy Great northern beans Rice Applesauce Soft roll Milk 2%

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

7 Vegetable Beef Soup Green Salad w/ Dressing Grilled Swiss Cheese Jello w/ Fruit Saltines Milk 2%

8 Chicken Alfredo w/ Fettuccini Pasta Steamed Broccoli Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Bread Stick Diced pears

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

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

13 Chicken and Rice Bake Seasoned Green Beans Glazed Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Baked Apples Milk 2%

14 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Breadstick Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2%

15 BBQ Pork Chop Collard Greens Mac & Cheese Fresh Orange Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

16 Chicken Salad Lettuce & Tomato Potato Salad Whole Wheat Bread Chips Mandarin Oranges Milk 2%

17 Beef Chili w/ Beans White Rice Green Salad w/ Dressing Apple Saltines Sour Cream Milk 2%


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

22 Shepherd’s Pie Lima Beans Tropical fruit Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

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

24 Chicken Pot Pie Green Beans Biscuit applesauce 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%

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

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


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


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

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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