The Coastal Buzz January 2022

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January 2022

The Coastal Buzz The Monthly Magazine of Coastal Carolina Active Living

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CONTENTS Letter from the President/CEO ............... 5 News .............................................. 7-9, 22, 34 Volunteer ..................................................... 10 Working with WARM ............................... 12 Neighbor to Neighbor ............................ 14 Read All About It ....................................... 15 Wellness Corner, Recipes ....................... 16 SHIIP: Medicare Costs 2022 ................... 22 Puzzles ......................................................... 30 What’s for Lunch? ..................................... 38 Case Management Info .......................... 39

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

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Brunswick senior resources, Inc. 3620 Express Dr., P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459

BSRI A S · Jim Fish, President & CEO · Yvette Gosline, Chief Operating Officer · Jennifer Sherman, Vice President of Human Services · Melody Stephens, Director of Operations · Courtney Bledsoe, Director of Corporate Strategy · Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator · Sarah Powell, Director of Volunteer Services · Mallory Balice, Wellness Program Manager · Anita Langin, Accounting Technician · Eddie Jackson, IT and Compliance Technology · Derissa Gore, Case Management Support Specialist · Mike McGurn, Manager of Thrift Store Operations

www.bsrinc.org (910) 754-2300 (910) 754-9269 | Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Justin Benoy, Project Technician BSRI C

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· Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Holley Norris, Calabash · Amy Segen, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Heather Puglisi, Calabash · Braden Greene, Calabash · Kate Livers, Floater · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Brttany Steinkamp, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland

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· Caroline McLeod, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Jillian Hardin, Shallotte · Tonya Barnes, Shallotte · Laura Collins, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Teresa Muchler-Nogli, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Grace Consoli, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Casey Freed, Southport · Marilyn Stevens, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Robert Hunt, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Tikila Morgan, Supply · Sherry Confer, Supply

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


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Contributors

Born and raised in Wilmington, cover photographer Aline Harrell now lives in Boiling Spring Lakes. “I have enjoyed taking photos ever since I got my first Kodak at age 12,” Harrell says. A%er re&ring from SeaWay Prin&ng, she wanted to get more involved. She has won awards in the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and has had several prints in juried compe&&on in Florida. She has a-ended the photography class at the Brunswick Center at Southport. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Planta&on in Brunswick County in 2017 a%er Pat re&red as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. This month, Pat takes a peek at work in Brunswick County done by WARM volunteers—see page 12. A%er re&ring from leadership roles in engineering and IT at a major confec&onary manufacturer, Beth Klahre and her husband Jeff relocated to North Carolina. Beth enjoys reading on the beach, learning to play the harp, and wri&ng human-interest stories. She lives in Southport with her husband and their dog, Betsy. On page 10, Beth introduces us to Southport volunteer Noreene Duggan. 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 enjoyment with her four children and three grandchildren. Donna’s best bets for January reading appear on page 15. Joan Leo a has been playing with words on page and stage since her childhood in Pi-sburgh. Her poetry and essays appear in many publica&ons. Her four historical fic&on novels feature strong women in &mes of U.S. wars, and her poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released. Joan con&nues her soup extravaganza with recipes on page 16.

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Casey Freed Case Manager at The Brunswick Center at Southport Casey Freed helps administer all case management programs available at the Southport center (see page 39). She also coordinates case management stories for the Buzz, for which we are very grateful. Casey studied historic preservation in college. “I wanted to be a historian with a focus on Colonial history of the American Tidewater region,” she says. “In my junior year of study I suddenly felt called to help people. I changed my major to social work and started over.” Even so, her first job after college was working in Historic Charleston Foundation’s house museums. Later Casey worked as a museum director and lived in historic structures designated as landmarks in South Carolina (in one, James Brown was her neighbor!). Casey now lives in Oak Island with her husband Rick, his son, Andrew, her son, Fielding, and their daughter, Ahre. “I hate clutter, but I must have my books! I am currently reading my signed copy of Home By the River by Archibald Rutledge, 1934 poet Laureate of South Carolina, which I read every new year, and Tony Dungy’s The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge.”


Letter from the president/CEO

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ABOUT THE COVER

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2021 Accomplishments

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appy New Year! I love the spirit of renewal and all the opportunities that lie ahead with the dawn of a new year. Half of 2021 seemed like a carryover from 2020, but the second half reminded us of what our future will be. Despite the circumstances, it was incredible year with many achievements. Looking back, here are just a few things that happened:

Cover photo by Aline Harrell

“This photo was shot Dec. 4 in Southport as the shrimp boat was coming into the ICW,” says cover photographer Aline Harrell. “I was celebra ng my birthday with my daughter and her husband at Provisions.... of course we were having shrimp!”

THE COASTAL BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org (910) 622-1036 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Beth Klahre, Joan Leotta, Veronica Lett-McGee, Mike McGurn, Donna Ruth Morgan, Pat Naughton, Marilou Smith, René Tarquinio CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Melissa Catlett, Casey Freed, Jillian Hardin, Veronica Lett-McGee, Mike McGurn, Pat Naughton, Holley Norris, Amy Segen, Kevin Whitheart ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin alangin@bsrinc.org Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org © 2021 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

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January 2021 – Volunteers and case management staff served over 2,300 clients for Medicare Open Enrollment. Capital improvement projects that began during COVID closings came to their respective conclusions as the centers anticipated opening in the spring. BSRI also began its quest to update its logo and marketing efforts and begin planning for the 20-year anniversary of the organization. February 2021—BSRI commissioned a full-scale evaluation of all its information technology platforms, hardware, and cyber security protocols. We launched improved internal and uniform operating systems to enable the safest and securest data operating systems. Case Management and its volunteers

Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO

began a new initiative to teach Medicare 101 classes to assist new retirees with navigating information associated with accessing benefits. March 2021 – BSRI served as a partner agency with Brunswick County Health and Human Services for vaccine distribution. Senior Centers became locations for drive-through vaccinations as Case Management Services and Center Directors contacted thousands of participants to schedule vaccinations. Outdoor 2021, con nued on page 6

A March COVID Vaccine Clinic at The Brunswick Center at Shallo e was a great success. Staff from Commwell Health helped make it possible.


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programming began as the weather warmed and indoor restrictions remained in place.

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was postponed due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the building and site are ready when funds are allocated. For the first time in organizational history, the BSRI Board of Directors unanimously voted to allocate $250,000 for future rental assistance grants. The grants are intended to assist those that qualify when senior living apartments are completed in Calabash. June 2021– Senior Centers finally reopened at full capacity! For the 11th year in a row, BSRI closed its fiscal year on time and on budget. BSRI’s years of emergency planning came into effect as financial reserves provided for increases in meal and commodities distribution during the pandemic. The organization remains well-positioned to meet its financial obligations with no reoccurring debt.

In April 2021, the Charters of Freedom monuments were dedicated at the Brunswick County courthouse. Seniors throughout the county contributed to the project.

April 2021 –BSRI partnered with Brunswick Community College to begin a collaboration with its updated Culinary Arts program. The partnership allows for students to learn about large-scale food operations and assist with preparing Meals on Wheels. Three years after its announcement, seniors were able to witness the fruits of their fundraising efforts as Brunswick County dedicated its new Charters of Freedom monuments in front of the court house in Bolivia. May 2021 – Building Plans for the Ash-Waccamaw multipurpose building were completed by the County and Sawyer Sherwood and Associates. While construction

In July, the Town of Calabash approved a 74-unit senior living apartment project for behind the Brunswick Center at Calabash.

July 2021 – The Town of Calabash approved the revised 74-unit senior living apartment project slated to be constructed behind the Brunswick Center at Calabash. Brunswick County Planning and Zoning assisted with the proposed Calabash Meadows Senior Living Apartments scheduled to be constructed on Calabash highway. The County’s efforts helped save this important project as construction delays due to COVID restrictions threatened its approval. Case Management was able to provide $100,000 in Family Caregiver support! August 2021 – BSRI signed a 3-year management contract with Nielson Inc. to manage ASH Mini Storage. The storage facility provides much-needed expansion for office space, and storage for BSRI Thrift Stores and for emergency preparation. The affiliation will assist with the organization’s senior living projects.

With much fanfare and hard work, BSRI centers reopened in June 2021.

September 2021 – BSRI took possession of a new generator for the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. The


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generator will provide important emergency options for food preservation in the event of power loss due to natural disasters.

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November 2021 – BSRI introduced its new logo after approval by its Board of Directors. BSRI set a record by helping local participants save over $8.7 million on medications. The Prescription Drug Assistance Program has saved $35 million since the program began in 2004. In November, the BSRI Board of Directors approved a

SHIIP volunteers and case managers helped with Medicare Open Enrollment in Fall 2021, saving clients thousand of dollars annually. One client saved $118,704!

October 2021 – Mask mandates were lifted and became optional in all Brunswick Centers. Medicare Open Enrollment began and continued to provide in-person and video conferencing appointments. Case managers and volunteers helped clients get an average of $5,000 to $20,000 in annual health insurance cost savings. BSRI set a record by helping one client save $118,704 annually.

December 2021– modern new logo for BSRI. The Brunswick Center at Shallotte hired Jillian Hardin as its new director. BSRI engaged in several capital improvement projects to bring the latest and greatest to our Brunswick Centers for January 2022. Open Enrollment part one concluded with Case Managers and volunteers assisting over 2,000 clients. The most important thing we did in 2021 was stay true to our mission. My hope for 2022 is health, prosperity, and happiness!

Your Devoted Servant, Jim

Join Our Medication and Wellness Event in Shallotte Come join us at the Shallotte Senior Center at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 13. You will not want to miss this Medication and Wellness event! You will learn the proper ways to dispose of your outdated medications and how to obtain medications at a low to FREE cost. Oh, how can I forget the wellness! You will learn how to read labels and how to properly dispose of old food. That’s not all you will learn. Come and join us for the rest of the excitement!


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Shop BSRI Thrift Stores!

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

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

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Step Back in Time By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager

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don't know about you, but for me, it really is hard to believe that it is going to be 2022! Where does the time go? It does indeed seem to fly by, year after year. For those of you yearning for the good old days of yesteryear, you just might find a few reminders at BSRI Thrift Stores, where every now and then some very cool vintage and antique items show up and take you back in time. Like this A&P Coffee Clock: This particular clock is labeled on the back as Model No. 1 and is stamped with a manufacture date of May 3, 1959. It was made by the Gibraltar Manufacturing Company in Jersey City, New Jersey. This 61-year-old clock has been around for some of the biggest events and most transformative changes in the history of humankind, and yet reminds us, perhaps, of a simpler, happier, and slower-paced time. A time when we had a little more quality time for ourselves and our families and were able to enjoy the finer things in life at a more reasonable pace. So, if you ever want to step off the high-speed escalator that is life in today's hectic society, and take a stroll down memory lane, stop by our Thrift Stores in Calabash and Shallotte where you'll be sure to find something to remind you of the good old days.

By the way, an antique dealer in Connecticut is asking $876 for this same clock on eBay and, of course, we sold this one for a small fraction of that, as we always try to keep our prices reasonable and affordable for our loyal and savvy thrift shoppers. Happy New Year, Everyone! P.S. We will be open our normal hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


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Breaking Ground in 2022!

BlueTide at Calabash We are happy to finally announce the name of our first senior living community! BlueTide at Calabash will begin pre-leasing units to future residents in 2022. Want to receive email notifications about progress on this project? Email your contact information to BSRI’s Director of Corporate Strategy Courtney Bledose at cbledsoe@bsrinc.org to be added to our mailing list. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to live in Calabash’s newest 55+ community!

Prepare For the 3G Network Shutdown

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Sprint’s 3G network by January 1, 2022.

obile carriers are shutting down their 3G wireless networks to make room for new technology. If you have an older device, you may need to change or update it.

Beginning in 2022, the 3G wireless network shutdown will stop older cell phones, life alert systems, certain medical devices, security systems, and watches from using data. Affected devices won’t be able to dial 911 without necessary upgrades or replacements.

If your mobile company is not listed here, you may still be affected. Many carriers, such as Cricket, Boost, Straight Talk, and several Lifeline providers use AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile networks.

What’s affected? Mobile phones are not the only devices affected. Home security systems, fire alarms, medical devices, and SOS systems in cars might be affected. Carriers have different shutdown dates: •

T-Mobile will shut down

AT&T will shut down their network by February, 2022. Verizon will shut down theirs by December 31, 2022.

How Can I Fix This? Contact your mobile provider or consult your provider’s website for more information about their 3G shutdown plan and whether your phone, or other connected device, may be affected. Some devices may only require a software update to enable VoLTE (HD Voice) or other advanced services. Or your service provider

may offer deals on new devices, including some deals that might include a free cell phone. Some FCC programs may be able to assist eligible consumers with the cost of phone or internet services: •

The FCC’s Lifeline program may be able to assist eligible consumers in getting connected to phone and internet services.

The FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, go to https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/ guides/plan-ahead-phase-out-3gcellular-networks-and-service, or contact your BSRI case manager at 910-754-2300.


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Volunteer Spotlight

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Giving is Receiving

for Southport Volunteer

By Beth A. Klahre

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o Noreene Duggan, giving is receiving. As a volunteer at The Brunswick Center at Southport, she spends a lot of her time giving.

Duggan moved to Southport from Detroit, Michigan. She says, “I have a friend who lives in Wilmington

and we would take our bikes to Southport on the ferry. Like so many others, I fell in love with Southport. I moved here permanently in 2015.” Duggan has been volunteering at The Brunswick Center at Southport since 2016. She says, “The center is a great place for those who are looking for socialization which ofttimes fades in our later years.”

Photos by Melissa Catle

Volunteers Noreene Duggan, le , and Karen Stoekle help prepare and serve meals for the congregate lunch program and Meal on Wheels in Southport.

It All Started in the Kitchen Duggan’s volunteerism at The Brunswick Center at Southport started in the kitchen. She is one of seven volunteers who has helped prepare and serve meals for the congregate meals nutrition program. According to center director Melissa Catlett, the congregate meals program serves an average of 40 people Monday through Friday. The monthly menu, announced in The Coastal Buzz, is changed twice annually. Each meal provides one third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for a full meal and each menu is approved by a registered dietician. Anyone age 60 and older may receive a congregate meal, and contributions are welcome. The center also prepares food for Oak Island and Boiling Springs Lake Parks and Recreation Centers. Duggan has delivered food to both of these locations. Beverly Bridgers is the nutrition coordinator for the Brunswick Center at Southport and Duggan’s supervisor. She says, “Noreene is awesome. She is funny, compassionate, thoughtful, personable, and willing to do whatever is needed to help our seniors. She is truly part of our “A Team” in the kitchen. I can't imagine our center without her.”


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Meals On Wheels Duggan also prepares meals for Meals on Wheels, a program which has been operating from the Southport location since the center opened in December 2009. Casey Freed, the center case manager, first completes an in-home assessment to determine eligibility. Participants must be age 60 or older, homebound, unable to prepare meals for themselves, and not have anyone to prepare meals for them. There are over 60 Meals on Wheels delivery drivers who take meals to nearly 80 local clients, Mondays through Fridays. Duggan says she volunteers because it is very fulfilling. She says, “I love the clientele and the staff. All of them are very special people and each has his or her own story to tell.” But it’s working in the kitchen that is special to Duggan. “I know that I am helping behind the scenes,” she says.

Always Helping Others Duggan is no stranger to helping others. Prior to her retirement, she worked in human resources with extensive exposure to conflict resolution. She has been a past volunteer in northern Virginia for The Virginia Training Center, which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Martha’s Table, which offers education, family support, healthy food, and community-led initiatives; Special Olympics; and senior centers and nursing homes.

A Special Talent Preparing meals is not the only

The Brunswick Center at Southport cherishes volunteer Noreene Duggan, who has volunteered since 2016, including throughout the pandemic when the centers were closed. “She is very special to us,” says Director Melissa Catle%.

talent Duggan shares with Southport seniors. In her spare time, she handmakes beautiful Christmas cards for the homebound. Duggan says, “It’s my way to share. Some folks provide health care, some cook, some sew, some sing, and some entertain. I make cards. Hopefully, they bring some joy to others.”

A Servant Heart Catlett doesn’t know what she would do without Duggan at her side. She says, “Noreene is amazing. She has helped us with so much. Noreene was here when we were closed during the pandemic and she never left us without help. She is very special to us. We love Noreene’s servant heart and appreciate how special she treats all of our beloved people.”


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Out and about in Brunswick county

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WARM Keeps Seniors in Their Homes By Pat Naughton

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he Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) has been taking action to address substandard housing since 1996, when volunteers from across the region came together to assist homeowners after hurricanes Bertha and Fran. What they learned is that much of the damage predated the storms and the homeowners just didn’t have the resources for costly repairs. This put the homeowners at risk for home accidents, fires, and displacement due to the condition of their home. Now, WARM brings together volunteers and sponsors to make urgent repairs and accessibility upgrades for low-income homeowners in Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender Counties.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport donates to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM), and this Sacred Heart crew repaired flooring and put up a hand railing on the steps. The rebuild was funded by First Ci zens Bank.

Homeowner Dr. Daniel Ruth has lunch every day at the Brunswick Center at Southport. Here he shows the herb plants that the Sacred Heart youth faith forma on group made for him.

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WARM has been very active in Brunswick County. They completed nearly 50 rebuilds in the county in 2021 and there are still close to 30 homeowners in the county on WARM’s waiting list.

Many of the homeowners served are elderly or people with disabilities. To qualify for services, the home must be owner-occupied, and the total household income must fall at or below 50 percent of the county’s median income. A home assessment is conducted to identify risks to safety, health, and

Disasters disproportionately impact the poor since homes in disrepair suffer more damage. As the area continues to recover from


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The Sacred Heart crew tries to help with WARM projects once a month. From le are Richard Price, Karl Adlon, Pat Naughton, Dave Vashen, and Devin Keenan.

2018’s Hurricane Florence, WARM has helped more than 250 homeowners with damage from that storm across their five-county service area.

A Volunteer Workforce Volunteers come from all over the country to help others through WARM, but you don’t have to travel far to help. Opportunities to volunteer are available Monday

through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No construction experience is necessary! An on-site supervisor guides volunteers through each task.

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Volunteers are also needed to take photographs, provide office help, and deliver snacks. Volunteering not only benefits the homeowner, it is also very rewarding.

“The camaraderie of working with others for a good cause is always a welcome nourishment for the soul,” Vahsen says. “To see the gratitude in the eyes of the recipient speaks volumes beyond any words of gratitude. The whole process is a win for volunteers and recipients.”

Dave Vahsen volunteers for WARM through Sacred Heart

For more information, visit the WARM website at warmnc.org

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Neighbors Bring Brunswick County Together

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N2N is a nonprofit organization that works diligently to promote independence, relieve isolation, and connect homebound adults to their community.

Three Programs N2N offers three primary programs: •

N2N Rides offers transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, pharmacy visits and other errands. Need a haircut, or have an important appointment? Volunteers from N2N can help, with a little notice: please let us know at least three business days in advance when you need a ride. N2N remained available to transport clients when other transportation services were closed due to COVID.

Volunteers for N2N Connect make calls to our homebound adult community, helping to provide community and a sense of belonging.

N2N Pantry makes deliveries from local food pantries directly to seniors’ homes. For example, N2N volunteers pick up food boxes from BSRI’s onsite pantries in Leland, Southport, and Shallotte, and drop boxes off to the clients.

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e all love Brunswick County, with its beauty, beaches, and amenities. But sometimes these amenities become inaccessible for older adults. That’s why Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is reaching out.

Neighbor to Neighbor offers three programs, including transporta on, for older adults.

Need Service? Reach Out Need a ride? Need a call? Need a food delivery? To reserve assistance directly through N2N, please visit www.riden2n.org, or contact Abby Berjansky at abby.berjansky@riden2n.org, or call 843-839-0702.

A Community of Neighbors N2N programs work to replace isolation with a sense of community. N2N is building a caring network of resources and community agencies, including Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. BSRI partners with N2N to assist homebound clients in Brunswick County through delivery of needed supplies including food boxes, incontinence products, Boost, and other essential supplies. Homebound clients contact BSRI case managers with requests for basic supplies, and these requests are entered into the N2N system. N2N volunteers are local residents who pick up the identified supplies at the senior centers and deliver to the clients. The support of N2N has allowed BSRI to reach many individuals in the community who may otherwise go without and also provides a social connection to prevent isolation.

Be a Good Neighbor: Help at N2N Can you help provide a welcome community for a Brunswick County neighbor? Volunteer with Neighbor to Neighbor. To volunteer, contact any BSRI case manager (see page 39). We aim to give volunteers flexibility and support. Do the task you want, when you want and how often you want. N2N offers indepth training and all the tools you need with background checks, confidentiality, and insurance.


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Prescription for January: Curl Up With a Good Book By Donna Ruth Morgan

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hen winter winds blow, it’s a good time to enjoy indoor pleasures. These recentlypublished volumes can help you pass the time until the days are longer and the sunshine a little stronger. Happy 2022! Such a great way to welcome the new year: The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times (2021). This arrangement of conversations between Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams focuses on four reasons for hope: amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power of young people, and the indomitable human spirit. Nutshell review: A rather dire assessment of the state of the world is balanced by reminiscences of human ingenuity and grit. The Anthropocene Reviewed (2021) is a series of essays evaluating happenings of the current, human-centered era. The variety of topics ranging from Halley’s Comet, QWERTY keyboard, and the penguins of Madagascar offer bite-sized entertainment. Bestselling YA author John Green’s ratings from one to five stars, unfortunately, tend to devolve into self-absorbed complaints. Nutshell review: Reviewing and assigning worth to a book of reviews is profoundly absurd— but I’ll give it three stars. Five Tuesdays in Winter (2021) reminded me of my love for short stories. Lily King briefly immerses readers in other peoples’ lives with well-crafted characters in “feel like I’m there” settings. The end of each

story made this reviewer long for the narratives to continue, but alas … such is the nature of the genre. My challenge was savoring rather than reading one after another in a single sitting. Nutshell review: Complicated human emotions in delightful morsels. Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times (2020) is bibliotherapy for those challenging periods we all face. Readers going through or emerging from a trying stretch will appreciate Katherine May’s beautiful prose encouraging us to embrace cold weather (whilst bundled up) and slow days (for reflection and healing) and realizing their cyclical nature. Nutshell review: A “reading cure” for handling hardship—introspective, personal, and pointing to better days. The Energy Paradox by Steven R. Gundry, MD (2021) engages readers without overwhelming with science. Most can appreciate the byline: What to Do When Your Get-Upand-Go Has Got Up and Gone. Dr. Gundry tends to oft repeat his themes—but understanding the metabolic causes of chronic fatigue or general malaise and how to address them is worth the effort. Nutshell review: Helpful mental health and meditation topics, but suggested recipes are too complicated. All these books are available at Brunswick County libraries.

“New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” ~Mark Twain


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Grilled Cheese to the Rescue By Joan Leotta

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f course sandwiches go with any kind of soup, but somehow, tomato soup and grilled cheese have always seemed the ideal pairing. A quick tomato soup recipe will rescue you from high-sodium canned soups. Your grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect sidekick. Last month we talked about soup and what a wonderful meal it makes. But sometimes you want something more. For my taste, the very best thing to add to your soup meal is a grilled cheese sandwich. They taste rich, but do not have to be overly rich. Tired sounding to you? You’ve eaten them since childhood? Try our suggestions on the next page to give a new spin to this classic. FYI, even though these soups call for canned tomatoes and broth, the sodium is much lower than using a canned soup.

5 Doctor-Recommended New Year’s Resolutions to Make for 2022 (StatePoint) While investing in your health and wellness can sound like an overwhelming goal, there are easy, tangible resolutions you can make to feel your best and better protect your health. “A new year is the perfect time to consider your personal goals, and how you can make positive health choices in the coming year,” says American Medical Association (AMA) President Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. “Small lifestyle changes today can have a lasting effect in improving your health.” Not sure where to start? Consider these resolutions from the AMA: 1. Learn your risk for type 2

diabetes by taking a simple online 2-minute self-screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org. Steps you take now can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. 2. Be more physically active. Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderateintensity activity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorousintensity activity. 3. Know your blood pressure numbers. Go to ManageYour BP.org to better understand your numbers and take necessary steps to get high blood pressure under control. Doing so will reduce your risk

of heart attack or stroke. 4. Reduce your intake of processed foods, especially those with added sodium and sugar. Also reduce your consumption of sugarsweetened beverages and drink more water instead. 5. Manage stress. A good diet and daily exercise are key ingredients to maintaining and improving your mental health, but don’t hesitate to ask for help from a friend or mental health professional when you need it. For a happy, healthy 2022 and beyond, consider making these five doctor-recommended New Year’s resolutions today.


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Healthy bites

JANUARY 2022

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Shelagh Clancy’s Gentle Tomato Soup 1 14-oz can tomatoes 1 carrot 1 stalk celery Other vegetables you have around: a little broccoli, potato, zucchini, mushrooms, cauliflower, peppers, etc. 1 onion or 6 scallions

Joan’s Simple Tomato Soup 1 14-oz. can of diced tomatoes (diced with sauce if you can find it, or plain Hunt’s sauce if you don’t want any chunks at all) 1 14-oz. can of low-sodium broth (Swanson’s does not have MSG) Salt and pepper to taste Optional: Basil, either a few fresh leaves at the end or some dried while cooking and then fresh at end Put them in a pot, stir, heat for 15 to 20 minutes, then add the salt and pepper and basil.

3-6 cloves garlic Water to cover, salt to taste Put all of the ingredients in a pot. Simmer the veggies for half an hour or more, until the carrots are tender. With an immersion blender or a food processor, whiz them until smooth. Then drop in by spoonful: 6-8 oz. cream cheese Blend again and check for salt. If you have it, sprinkle with: Fresh basil or parsley

Jazzy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Nothing goes with tomato soup like a grilled cheese. But it doesn’t have to be the same every time. Change it up! Try crunchy whole-grain bread, rye with caraway seeds, or soft Italian bread. Check out the cheese section of your supermarket deli (or the cheese drawer of your refrigerator) for new options. Gouda and Swiss melt beautifully. Brie or goat cheese make an elegant, upscale sandwich. Try a good sharp cheddar or stick with the traditional American cheese. Optional add-ins: Slices of tomato

Brown mustard

Fresh spinach

Avocado slices

Slices of apple

Sliced olives

Sauerkraut

Hot pepper jelly

Pickles

Bell peppers—or hot peppers

A slice of deli ham or turkey

Fresh parsley or basil

Finely chopped onion

Grilled chicken


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Boiling spring lakes nutrition site

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

January 2022 Monday

JANUARY 2022

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

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

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4 6:30pm Line Dancing

5 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

6 6:15pm Yoga

7 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

10 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

11 6:30pm Line Dancing

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

13 6:15pm Yoga

14 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

17 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

18 6:30pm Line Dancing

19 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12:15pm BSRI Presentation 12:30pm Senior Games

20 6:15pm Yoga

21 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

24 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

25 6:30pm Line Dancing

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

27 6:15pm Yoga

28 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

3 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life *NO BSRI LUNCH*

31 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

January 15th 5th Annual Spring Lake Shiver at Spring Lake Park www.raceentry.com/ races/spring-lakeshiver/2022/register


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The brunswick center at calabash

JANUARY 2022

CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

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

JANUARY WEEKLY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Ac vi es: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-3P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 9:00

20/20/20

9:00

Zumba GOLD

8:00

"Hoop It Up!" $4

8:45

Zumba GOLD$4 8:30

9:30

Puzzles*

10:00 Card Games*

9:00

20/20/20

8:45

10:15 Muscle & Core Strength (starts 1/25)

9:00

Adult Coloring*

“Awesome Abs” via zoom

10:30 Rummikub

10:30 BINGO

10:30 Beginner Dulcimer Class^ 12:00 Lunch 1:00

Mah Jongg

1:00

Craft

1:30

Tai Chi

12:00 Lunch

9:00

Muscle Fusion $2 (starts 1/28)

10:00 Gentle Yoga

9:00

Open Crafting*

10:00 Trivia Thursdays*

10:30 BINGO

12:00 Lunch

1:00

Knit & Crochet Club

12:30 Beginner Mah Jongg^

1:15

GeriFit

1:00

Hand and Foot

1:15

Chair Yoga $4

Jigsaw Puzzles

12:00 Lunch

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Painter’s Group

1:00

Beg. Line Dancing

12:30 Beginner Mah Jongg (as needed)^

2:00

Intermediate Line Dancing

1:15

GeriFit

JANUARY BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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11:00 Blood Pressure Checks w/ CommWell Health

11 Balance Screening w/ Level Up Physical Therapy

CENTER CLOSED MLK DAY

10:30 Cooking Demo with Cooperative Extension

2:00 Caregiver Support Group– Virtual

THURSDAY 6

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National Compliment Day

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11:00 Oak Island Lighthouse Presentation

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12:30 Pine Needle Basket Weaving $22^

11:45 Balance Presentation Series, Part 1 w/ Coastal Integrative Health

National Popcorn Day

12:15 Medication & Wellness w/ Marilou 24

FRIDAY

National Chocolate Cake Day

Want updates about Schedule Changes, Cancellations, Closings, etc? Let a Staff Member at the front desk know you’d like to be added to our Regroup Notification System!

12:30 Pine Needle Basket Weaving $22^


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The brunswickcenter at calabash CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

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

January is National Hobby Month Try out a new hobby such as: Playing an instrument Cooking/Baking Kni ng and Croche!ng Wri!ng Puzzles Yoga Hiking Tai Chi Dancing

Bowling Croquet Pain!ng Photography Birdwatching Candle Making Traveling Woodworking Axe Throwing

Board and Card Games Arts and Cra s An!quing Video Games Reading Boa!ng Fishing Golfing Pickleball

Some are offered here at the center, so give one a try! www.55places.com/blog/the-ul!mate-hobby-guide-50-hobbies-for-seniors

Upcoming Activities and Presentations • Blood Pressure Checks Wednesday 1/5 at 11:00 • Balance Screening with Level Up PT Tuesday 1/11 at 11:00 • Caregiver Support Group (Virtual) Wednesday 1/12 at 2:00 • Pine Needle Basket Weaving Fridays, 1/14 & 1/28 at 12:30 ($22/person) • Cooking Demonstra,on 1/18 at 10:30 • Medica,on & Wellness with Marilou Tuesday 1/18 at 12:15 • Balance Presenta,on series w/ Coastal Integra,ve Health Friday 1/21 during lunch • Oak Island Lighthouse Presenta,on Tuesday 1/25 at 11:00

Muscle & Core Strength Exercise class w/ MaryBeth Tuesdays star,ng 1/25 at 10:15am This low-impact class uses light weights & a chair to improve muscle mass, core strength, & balance. Moves from tradi!onal strength training & Pilates are u!lized. No experience necessary.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING No ma5er the reason you cannot be at the Center, we’ve got you covered! We have a variety of online ac!vi!es and programs right at your finger!ps. Visit our website at www.bsrinc.org Scroll down on the homepage un!l you see Virtual Programs, click & it will bring you to a calendar. Click on the offering you are interested in & the access info will be there for you.

Trivia Thursdays! Test your trivia skills with Amy each Thursday morning at 10:00.


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The brunswick center at calabash CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

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

Attention Knitters & Crocheters! Join us for our Knit & Crochet group. We will be crea.ng the following items for dona.on: - Crocheted shawls - Kni ed lap blankets -

Please join us Tuesdays at 1:00 Beginners are welcome!

Line Dancing with Deb! Fridays Beginner class at 1:00, Intermediate class at 2:00

The Center will be CLOSED Monday, January 17th in honor of Mar.n Luther King Jr. Day.

BINGO Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:30am 50 cents per card

Art & Cra s Mondays at 1:00 Join us each week for a different cra%! No experience necessary.


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SHIIP / BSRI News

JANUARY 2022

Medicare Costs 2022 Part A Premium: Most people don’t pay a monthly premium, however if you paid Medicare taxes for fewer than 30 quarters you will pay $499/month. If you paid Medicare taxes for 30-39 quarters, the standard premium is $274. Part A Hospital Deductible: $1556 in 2022 for each benefit period (60 days). Part B Premium: The standard Part B premium amount is $170.10/ month. (May be higher depending on your income). This amount is taken out of your social security check unless you are not collecting social security. If you are not collecting social security, you will need to pay this quarterly. Part B Deductible (Providers, Durable Medical Equipment, Outpatient, etc.): $233 in 2022. After your deductible is met, you typically pay 20% of the Medicare

Approved Amount. If you have a Medicare supplement plan, the 20% is typically covered after you have met your deductible Part C Premium (Medicare Advantage): The cost varies by plan. You can change from one Medicare Advantage plan to another from January 1-March 31. You can also drop your Medicare Advantage plan and go back to Original Medicare as well as join a Medicare drug plan. Part D Premium (Prescription Drug Plan): The premium varies by plan (higher income beneficiaries may pay more). If you go to an out of network pharmacy, the co-pays for your medications may be higher. Late Enrollment Penalty: You’ll pay an extra 10% for each year you could have signed up for Part B but didn’t. This penalty is added to your

monthly Part B premium. (You may also pay a higher premium depending on your income.) It’s not a one-time late fee — you’ll pay the penalty for as long as you have Part B. Generally, you won’t have to pay a penalty if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. To qualify, you (or your spouse) must still be working, and you must have health coverage based on that job. For more information, contact SHIIP Coordinator René Tarquinio at rtarquinio@bsrinc.org or 910-754-6224.

BSRI CELEBRATES MLK DAY JAN. 17

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ll BSRI centers will be closed Jan. 17 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. King led marches for African American voting rights, desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and later became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King helped organize the 1963

March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize two Selma-toMontgomery marches. In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition to poverty, capitalism, and the Vietnam War. On April 4, 1968, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. King’s birthday is January 15, 1929, but Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year. Source: Wikipedia


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The brunswick center at leland

JANUARY 2022

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ 121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 28451 Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director 910-754-7701

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Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

January 2022 - Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

9:30

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

Geri-Fit

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

Pinochle TRX ^ Interval Training Acrylic Painting

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

Bridge for Beginners

*11:30a Lunch*

Mah Jongg Zumba GOLD

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

12:30 Tai Chi 1:00 Sleep Mats

*11:30a Lunch*

Chair Yoga Pinochle Chair Aerobics BINGO (25 cents/card)

*11:30a Lunch*

12:30 Acrylic Painting 1:00 Bridge Club

9:00 Walking Group 10:00 Hula Hoop 10:30 Line Dance (Beg)

*11:30a Lunch*

12:30 Tai Chi 1-4p Oil Painting 1:30 Zumba GOLD

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

January 2022 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY 3

TUESDAY 4 Bible Study 10:30a

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

6 5 Hand & Foot 1p

FRIDAY

Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN

7 Quilting Bee 9a Mo. Birthday Celebration

Vet Meetup 12:15p 10

11 Tech Tuesday 10a

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Monthly & Semimonthly Events: 1st Fri, (At Lunch): Mo. Birthday Celebration 1st & 3rd Tues, 10:30: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Wed, 1-3pm: Hand & Foot Cards 1st & 3rd Fri, 9a-12p: Quilting Bee

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2nd Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp

CG Support Group

10a

3rd Wed, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks 3rd Thurs, 11:45a: Meet w/ Case Mgr

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CLOSED

18 Bible Study 10:30a

19 Blood Pressure 10:30a

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21 Quilting Bee 9a

Meet w/Case Mgr During lunch

Garden Club Meeting 10:30a

Hand & Foot 1p 24 Sparkling Cider w/ Brittany 10:30a

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Last Wed., 9:30a: Coups for Troops

Special Events & Presentations: 1/5, 12:15p: Veteran’s Meetup 1/11, 10a: Tech Tuesday w/ Veronica 1/21, 10:30a: Garden Club Meeting 1/24, 10:30a: Sparkling Cider w/ Brittany


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The brunswick center at leland ~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

New Year, New You! Join one of our many exercise programs for a healthier you! Most are drop-in when you can. Some may require a prior sign up. You can find some of our awesome exercises classes on our weekly ac)vity schedule on page 23 as well as right here:

Chair Yoga Zumba GOLD TRX Interval Training Tai Chi

Line Dancing Chair Aerobics Walking Group Hula Hoop Geri-Fit

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

JANUARY 2022 Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland? Women’s Veterans Drive This is a drive to support women veterans in need. In need of toiletries: soap, deodorants, toothpaste, etc. Also winter knits: hats, gloves, and scarves. You can drop of your dona)ons to the Brunswick Center at Leland in the Cra5 Room where there will be a box by Tues., February 8th. This is for Valen)ne’s Day so if you have any V-Day goodies, those would be accepted as well. Please donate! Thank you!

Chair Yoga is back! Thursdays at 9a with Emily Silverman. A hybrid class, Emily will be teaching over Zoom, but we will have it set up so you can also join in by coming to our TRX Room.

Garden Club Mee1ng Calling all Garden Club Members! We will be holding an informal mee)ng for those interested in being a part of our Garden Club. If you are not a member and would like to join, we would love for you to be part of this!

Special Guest: Leigh Lane with the Brunswick Wellness Coali)on

Monday, January 21st at 10:30a

Veterans’ Meet Up Wednesday, January 5th at 12:15p In the Conference Room

Thank you to REACH Church, Rotary Club, and the Community for sponsoring our Senior Stockings Program and making it such a success!


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The brunswick center at leland ~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

The Leland par cipants did such a wonderful job decora ng the center for the holidays!

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

Come enjoy a new beverage each month with Bri*any. Bring a posi ve a+tude and a readiness to share. A new topic of discussion will be had each month. January: New Year’s Sparkling Cider

Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

Meet Shianne Koehnle You may have seen her around the center before. She has decided to step up and take over the posi on as our new Geri-Fit instructor at the Center at Leland. The start date is yet to be determined. Shianne also teaches the TRX class, Interval Training, as well as Chair Aerobics. She will now be offering an addi onal class me for TRX on Thursdays at 10:30a.

Beverages with Bri any! TECH TUESDAY Smartphone/computer ps and general ques ons w/ Veronica January 11th, 10a

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Oak island nutrition site

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

JANUARY 2022

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

Senior Activity Calendar January 2022 (Subject to Change)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

4 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

5 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Corn Hole

6 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

7 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

10 10:30 chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

11 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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

13 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

14 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

17 CLOSED FOR MLK DAY

18 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

19 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:00 pm Rummikub 1:00pm Cra$ %me

20 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

21 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

24 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

25 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

26 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30pm Corn Hole

27 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

28 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

31 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

Janice and Eloise celebra ng wacky tacky day

Eloise, Eleanor, Bobbi, Shirley, Janice, Varie: Our senior Picassos

Shelvy, Janice, Eloise, Judy and Karen celebra%ng hippie day

These beau ful ladies celebrated Birthdays in November


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The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

JANUARY 2022

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Center Hours: SHALLOTTE 3620 Express Drive Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Jillian Hardin, Center Director Shallotte, NC 28470 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director 910-754-2300 1002 Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

10:00 Cardio Low Impact 10:30 * Be Fit Shallotte Seniors 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Basic/ Intermediate Line Dancing

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

8:00

Bridge

10:45

Strength/Tone/ Stretch

11:00

^ *Chair Yoga

11:30

Lunch

10:00 Beginner Line Dancing

12:00

$^ *Slow Stretch and Breathe

11:00 Intermediate Line 12:00 Special Dancing presentations

1:00

$Tai Chi w/ Dean $5

11:30 Lunch

11:00 Intermediate Line Dancing

10:00 Cardio Low Impact 10:30 * Be Fit Shallotte Seniors

9:30

10:30 * Technology 101

10:00 ^ *Yoga

11:30 Lunch

10:45 Strength/Tone/ Stretch

12:15 Bingo

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Charcoal and Pencil Art class 1:00

11:30 Lunch

$ ^ *Zumba $5

EVERY FRIDAY

$Tai Chi w/ Dean $5

12:15 Bingo

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Shallo#e MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 5

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3 Donuts with the Director 11A

4 Trivia Day 10:45A

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11 12 Caregiver Support Group 10A

13 Health and Wellness w/ Marilou 11:45A

14 Blood Pressure Checks 11A

17 Center Closed

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20 Card Making Class 10:30A

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6 7 Hired Hands Band 10:30A

A1C Checks 11A 24

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25 Alzheimer’s Association Presentation 10:45A

26 DAY TRIP—Shopping in North Myrtle Beach

27 Chocolate Cake Day! January Birthday’s

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The brunswick center at shallotte

JANUARY 2022

Center Hours: 3620 Express Drive SHALLOTTE Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Shallotte, NC 28470 Jillian Hardin, Center Director 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director 910-754-2300 1002 Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Senior Stockings 2021!!!

Our homebound and congregate lunch participants received their gifts from the Christmas Stockings for Seniors program on December 7. Participants fill out a “wish list” and volunteers sponsor each participant. A special thank you to the ladies from Crow Creek and BSRI Staff who provided gifts this year. We also want to thank the Meals On Wheels drivers who delivered the gifts during their meal route.

During our Christmas Stockings for Seniors event, we enjoyed a concert by the Hired Hands Band! This is their first performance at the Shallotte in several years. We all enjoyed their playing and even got to dance to some Christmas songs! At left, our Mel Jackson and Brenda Ambrose enjoyed a dance!


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The brunswick center at shallotte

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Center Hours: 3620 Express Drive SHALLOTTE Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Jillian Hardin, Center Director Shallotte, NC 28470 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director 910-754-2300 1002 Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We appreciate all that you do!

Where: Technology Room Time: 10:45 a.m. Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

♦LADIES OF CROWS CREEK ♦BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY,

LAUREATE ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER ♦SOUTH BRUNSWICK INTERCHURCH COUNCIL ♦MEALS ON WHEELS

Join us to learn more about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these skills into a plan for a healthy aging.

NEW CLASSES THIS MONTH! Technology 101 With Ed Friday @ 10:30 a.m. Lesson 1: Computer Basics Lesson 2: Windows Basics ♦ Lesson 3: Email Basics ♦ Lesson 4: Internet Basics ♦ Lesson 5: Online Safety ♦ Lesson 6: Hands On

NEW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CLASSES! ♦Be Fit Shallotte Seniors—Monday and Wednesday ♦Chair Yoga—Tuesday ♦Slow Stretch and Breathe—Tuesday ♦Zumba—Thursday ♦Yoga—Thursday

*Some classes are fee-based. See January’s calendar for costs and times.

Check out our new Virtual Library! We are now loaning Kindles so you can access books at no cost! If you are interested in borrowing a Kindle, stop by Tonya’s office for details on this loan program. We will provide one-on-one training on how to use the Kindles. It’s a piece of cake!


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STATEPOINT CROSSWORD Winter Fun ACROSS 1. Rope fiber 5. Mai ____ 8. Russia's Terrible one, e.g. 12. "What ____ Happened to Baby Jane?" 13. Ta&led 14. Actress Reed 15. Internet share-able 16. Inwardly 17. Black tropical hardwood 18. *Winged impression in winter 20. Home of the Hawkeyes 21. Inves4ga4ve report 22. Chicken or this? 23. Not dense 26. Early-day supercon4nent 30. A8ernoon shut-eye 31. Even though 34. Picture on a coat 35. An4-seniors sen4ment 37. Jean of Dadaism 38. Crewneck alterna4ve 39. Half-man, half-goat 40. Arm cover 42. Victoria Beckham ____ Adams 43. Lacking sense of moral standards 45. Flying high 47. O8en part of disguise 48. Queen-like 50. Wood file 52. *____ ____ Plunge 56. Secret stash 57. Damien's predic4on 58. Not at work 59. Opposite of ca4on 60. Abbreviated seconds 61. Precedes stated rank 62. Moon pull 63. *Like toddy or cocoa 64. Trans-Siberian Rail-

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road city DOWN 1. Shortens pants 2. Like fair share 3. Short for memorandum 4. Antebellum 5. Polynesian kingdom 6. Ten-pin establishment 7. Bucolic poem 8. *Ride on runners 9. *Winter building material 10. Tolstoy's Karenina 11. R&B Charles 13. *Gli&ery decor 14. Condescend 19. Indian black tea 22. Nibble 23. Big mess 24. Like a Druid, e.g. 25. Celery, technically 26. *Snowman's corn cob accessory 27. Are not 28. Wedding singer, e.g. 29. Ques4oned 32. *Snow____, ammuni4on 33. *"But I heard him exclaim, ____ he drove out of sight..." 36. *Winter walking aid 38. Type of consonant 40. Actors' grp. 41. a.k.a. strict vegetarians 44. Mature, as in fruit 46. Like Silas of "The Da Vinci Code" 48. Young Montague 49. Decide at the polls 50. Jasmine of "Aladdin" 51. Turns blue litmus red 52. #42 Across, once 53. Cheese from Netherlands 54. Contribu4ons to the poor 55. S4nk to high heaven 56. *Arc4c ____, snowmobile brand

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The brunswick center at southport

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SOUTHPORT Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

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

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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

6:30

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Tai Chi Forms $ Silver Samurai $ Hand, Knee and Foot Canasta Card Making Chair Yoga $ Cra@s w/Sherry Mah Jongg Zumba Gold $ 2nd & 4TH Monday Jam Session

1:00 1:00 2:30

Geri Fit with Jackie Boxing Bridge Technology Workshop Pinochle Silver Paddles Fit and Strong

6:30

Square Dancing

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

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

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Tai Chi Forms $ Silver Samurai $ Watercolor $ Bible Study Interfaith Jewelry Class Beg . Tai Chi wIth Dean $

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

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ 9:00 Tai Chi Forms $ 9:00 Cra@s w/Sherry 9:30 Hand, Knee & Foot Canasta 10:00 Beginning Tai Chi $ 10:30 Chair Yoga $ 2:00 Hand Drumming 2:30 Fit and Strong 9:00

No Charge for Classes viewed from home via Zoom

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Southport– email jkno @bsrinc.org for regular updates MONDAY 3

TUESDAY 4

WEDNESDAY 5

THURSDAY

FRIDAY 7.

6 Advanced German Class 9 to 11

10 Zumba Gold 1:00 5.00 fee

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11 B/P Checks 11 :15 Parkinson’s Support Group 10:15 18

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Caregiver Support Group 10:00am

New Class Being Offered Beginning January 5th Shirley’s Phone And Facebook Workshop Wednesdays @12:30 New Class Being Offered Beginning January 19th Diane Sloan’s Watercolor Wednesdays @10:00

Photography 1:00

Crafts with Sherry Mondays @12:30 Fridays @ 12:30 Quilting with Sherry Fridays @9:00 Classes start week of January 10th


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We wish to thank Wilma Jones for the beau ful blankets that she so lovingly knits for our Homebound Par cipant Family.

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

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

Christel Serafini shows off the right stuff in Kevin Whiteheart’s yoga class. Christel can do this even with scoliosis.

Thank you to the Omega Chapter of Sigma Nursing Society for adop ng two of our Homebound Family Members!

Huge Thank you to the Brunswick Interagency Program for making Beau ful Placemats for our Homebound Family!


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The brunswick center at southport SOUTHPORT Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

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

Advanced Beginner German Class

Weekly Watercolor Workshop Guided by Diane Sloan

Wednesdays @ 10:00, Star ng January 19th $5 Fee

Thursdays 9 to 11, Star ng January 6th Taught by Frau Be&y sptgermanclass@gmail.com for further details

Facebook/Phone Workshop with Shirley Learn to use Facebook to stay In touch with friends and family Wednesdays at 12:30 by Appt Only, Starting January 5th

Sign up at the Front Desk

Crafts with Sherry Coming in January Corn Hole Talks with your Directors! Play the game while asking us ques ons! January Fridays, Time TBA

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Mondays & Fridays @ 12:30 Making cra4s for the Cra4 Bazaar Being held in November Beginning January 10th


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The brunswick center at supply SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Robert Hunt , Assistant Director

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

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

January 2022 - Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Rummikub

8:00 Rummikub

8:00

Rummikub

8:00

Rummikub

8:00

Coffee w/ Friends

8:00 Coffee w/ Friends

8:00

Coffee w/ Friends

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Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Coffee w/

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Open Exercise

8:00 Open Exercise

8:00

Open Exercise

8:00

Open Exercise

Friends

10:00

Tai Chi/Qi-Gong

9:00 Yoga w/ Emily

10:00 Pilates

9:00

Body Core/Nancy 8:00

Open Exercise

11:00

Balance/Core/ Strength

10:00 Geri-Fit®

10:00 Watercolor

10:00

Rug Hooking

10:00 Crocheting

Painting

12:30

Movie Day

Rummikub

10:00 Tai Chi

10:00 Geri-Fit®

11:00 Tabata 11:30 a.m. Lunch

8:00

11:00 Tabata

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

11:30 a.m. Lunch

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 Crafting

12:30

11:30 a.m. Lunch

Crafting

Monthly Ac vity Schedule MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

3 YOGA w/ Emily ZOOM 9:00 AM Mtg. ID: 879 7218 3156 Passcode: 915603 Show And Tell—10 AM

4 5 Body/Core/Strength ZOOM 9:00 AM Meeting ID: 844 0958 0295 Grandparents Raising Passcode: 390621 Grandchildren 5 PM

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11 Indoor Golf Billiards— 9 to 11:30 AM

13 Hired Hands Band 10AM

12 Drum Circle w/ Tina 10AM

BINGO—12:30P

FRIDAY 7 CBD Info Class w/ Rosie 10:00 AM

14 Instrument Jam Session w/ Robert—10 AM

Caregiver Support Group2PM 17 Celebrate w/ Service Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

18 Wii Bowling– 12:30

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19 Day Trip— TBA (weather permitting)

20 Indoor Corn Hole— 9 to 11:30AM

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27 Life Care Planning with Elder Law Attorney, Helayne Levy Payne at 10am

28 Karaoke—10:30 AM (Alternate: Live Music sing along)

C Breese Band—10:30 AM

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5 PM 25 Blood Pressure Checks 10AM

12 Drum Circle w/ Tina 10:00 AM


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SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Robert Hunt , Assistant Director

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

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

ROCKING IN THE NEW YEAR AT SUPPLY CENTER! A special thanks to the Hired Hands Band and C-Breeze for bringing us live music throughout the year and into the new year. Enjoy making music? We have a growing drum circle and monthly Jam Sessions where guitar players and other instruments are welcome. Come sing Karaoke. Check the calendar and join in on the FUN!

Cold Outside & Stuck Indoors ? Start out the New Year with weekly indoor games at the Supply Center. Enjoy Corn Hole, Golfer’s Putter Pool, Bingo, and much, much more!


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The Brunswick Center at Supply SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Robert Hunt , Assistant Director

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

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

Our cra room is open and wai ng for you! We have ALL of the supplies you need to make your cra ing wishes come true. We just need you! Have you seen a YouTube cra you want to try? We can try to help you do it! A special thanks go out to our Cra Class Instructors June, Priscilla & Lori for sharing their talents with us!


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What’s for lunch?

JANUARY 2022

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

Monday 3 Stuffed Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Mixed Vegetables Brown Rice Fruit Salad Roll w/ Margarine Milk 2%

Tuesday 4 Breaded Fish Fillet on Bun Tarter Sauce Coleslaw Oven Roasted Potatoes Chilled Peaches Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk 2%

Wednesday 5 Chicken Teriyaki Asian Vegetables White Rice Mandarin Oranges Vanilla Pudding Roll Milk 2%

Thursday 6 Swedish Meatballs w/Gravy Bu,ered Egg Noodles Peas and Carrots Hot Spiced Fruit Roll w/ Margarine Milk 2%

Friday 7 Vegetable Soup Green salad w/ dressing Grilled Swiss Cheese Saltines Jello w/fruit Milk 2%

10 Chicken Alfredo Fettuccini Steamed Broccoli Caesar Salad w/ dressing Chocolate iced Brownie Milk 2%

11 Baked Lemon Pepper Fish Tuscany Vegetable Blend Mac and Cheese Fresh Banana Roll Milk 2%

12 Meatballs w/ Marinara Whole Wheat Penne Green Salad w/ Dressing Pineapple Tidbits Breads7ck Milk 2%

13 Pork Cutlet w/ gravy Great Northern Beans Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Roll Milk 2%

14 Chicken Salad on Whole Wheat w/ Le,uce and Tomato Potato Salad Potato Chips Mandarin Oranges Milk 2%

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18 BBQ Pork Chop Collard Greens Mac and Cheese Peach Cobbler Fresh Orange Roll Milk 2%

19 Chicken and Rice Bake Seasoned Green Beans Glazed Carrots Baked Apples Roll Milk 2%

20 Beef Mexican Casserole Fiesta Corn Tropical Fruit Corn Bread Cinnamon Roll Roll Milk 2%

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

24 Shepard’s Pie Lima Beans Berry Cobbler Soft Roll Milk 2%

25 Meat Lasagna Green Salad w/ Dressing Breadstick Chocolate Pudding Breadstick Milk 2%

26 Chicken Pot Pie Green Beans Blueberry Crisp Milk 2%

27 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Wheat Roll Milk 25

28 Chicken Dumplings Steamed Mixed Vegetables Peach Cobbler Roll Milk 2%

31 Baked Rosemary Chicken Breast Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes Peas and Onions Iced Brownie Roll Milk 2%

Contributions always welcome!


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BSRI programs and services

JANUARY 2022

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Case Management

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

NEED ASSISTANCE? Contact a Case Manager closest to you.

DISPOSABLE UNDERGARMENTS AND BOOST

HEATERS AND FANS

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT

HOME DELIVERED MEALS

FOOD PANTRIES

IN-HOME AIDE PROGRAM

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

INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE

TELEPHONE REASSURANCE

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

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

DONATE TODAY SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE (SHIIP)

SUPPORT GROUPS

TRANSPORTATION

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

bsrinc.org/donate/ Who is Eligible?

• Support food insecurity with an annual gift

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

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


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Over 40 Years in the Welcoming Business!

PUT YOUR BUSINESS IN FRONT OF NEWCOMERS AND NEW BUSINESSES!

Welcome Service LLC is the only welcoming service that personally welcomes newcomers and new businesses to New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.

Call Nancy Wilcox at 910-470-0286 nkwilcox58@gmail.com www.welcomeservicesllc.com

LOWER CAPE FEAR LIFECARE WAS A PART OF JACK’S JOURNEY. “I would suggest them to anyone who needs comfort, knowledge, and support for their family and for their loved one.” CYNTHIA Wife of Hospice Patient

Your journey. Our mission. LifeCare.org

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3min
pages 31-33
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1min
page 30
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5min
pages 27-29
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Volunteer

3min
pages 10-11
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Letter from the President/CEO

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2min
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Wellness Corner, Recipes

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