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Brunswick senior Buzz

june 2019

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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 · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Glen Hemingway Assistant Operations Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator

· Mallory Balice, Program Specialist · Karen Tierney, Receptionist 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 · Blair Stanley, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Sherrill Jolly, Southport · Cyndy Wallhausser, Southport and Supply · Melissa Starr, Supply · Casey Freed, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Ilona Smith, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store


Contributors Cover photographer Michelle Tinger is a retired marketing professional. She moved to Sunset Beach from Albany, NY with her husband nearly 10 years ago. The beauty of this area is what inspired her to take on photography as a serious hobby. She particularly enjoys photographing wildlife and natural landscapes. Joan Leotta has been playing with words on page and stage since childhood in Pittsburgh. She is a writer and story performer. Her poetry and essays appear in many publications. Her four historical fiction novels feature strong women in times of U.S. wars. Her first poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was recently released by Finishing Line Press. Read Joan’s tips on packing for travel on page 10. 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 sets the standards for fertilizing your lawn on page 14. Donna Ruth Morgan supports better libraries for better communities by volunteering 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 chooses some beach reads with North Carolina flavor on page 15. Victoria Illan is a student intern for Mallory Balice, BSRI’s nutritionist. Victoria is a UNCW student working toward her bachelor’s degree in public health, with a concentration in community health and a minor in Spanish. In her free time she enjoys reading, eating, and going on adventures. Read Victoria’s grilling tips and recipe on page 13. Tammie Mullis is BSRI’s food service manager and prepares the menu you find each month on page 38 of the Buzz. She loves food and will try anything. “I love that I'm in a position to help people, running Shallotte’s food pantry, planning meals, and whatever else I can do,” she says. Tammie moved to Ocean Isle Beach four years ago to be near the beach and warmer weather. She lives with her boyfriend, Steve, and has two kids and one granddaughter who still live in Ashe County. She enjoys learning to shag, beach music, and walking on the beach.

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ather’s Day is June 16. As I write this column, I’m planning a visit to see my dad. Dad is 86 and has some health issues that keep him from going out very often. But I want to celebrate this holiday and recognize my wonderful dad in a way that will be fun and comfortable for him. I know what Dad likes best: getting the family together for a meal. We sometimes have a cookout in my brother’s backyard or snacks right in Dad’s apartment. I sometimes run out for Chinese takeout (Dad’s favorite: pork chop suey). And when he feels up to it, we take a short drive to his favorite restaurant for a corned beef sandwich. Older parents don’t want a lot of presents; they usually have everything they need. But photos of family members are always welcome. We rarely take the time to print out photos anymore! That’s why a framed photo or small photo album is a welcome gift for any dad for Father’s Day. Looking over old photo albums is fun for everyone, and you might learn some family lore while you do it— maybe even a family secret. We seem to have misplaced Dad’s record albums, but I hope to uncover them and play my dad some Ella Fitzgerald. We both love her. Thanks, Dad, for all you have done for me. Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz Buzz@bsrinc.org


Letter from Calabash

Men’s Health Month J

une is National Men’s Health Month. During the month of June, we are raising awareness about men’s health by promoting healthy living, encouraging regular health screenings, and educating men about their specific health issues and risks.

Photo by Michelle Tinger

Michelle Tinger, a member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club, noticed the summer flowers on our cover one morning on the east side of Sunset Beach. “I was taking pictures of the pelicans and gulls,” Tinger says. “As I was walking back to my car, I saw this lovely cluster of gaillardia (also known as “blanket flowers”) against a dune fence.” You’ll find these flowers blooming all summer along the dunes and other sandy spots in Brunswick County.

According to a recent article published by ClevelandClinic.org, men over 50 should follow these tips to live a healthy lifestyle: 1. Follow a healthy diet 2. Maintain a healthy weight 3. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night 4. Be physically active 5. Don’t smoke 6. If you consume alcohol, limit to 1 or 2 drinks a day 7. Get routine exams and screenings 8. Stay social

Courtney Bledsoe, Director The Brunswick Center at Calabash

Want to learn more about diet and wellness? Check out our monthly wellness tips and recipes posted in each of our centers, take a monthly nutrition class with Program Specialist Mallory Balice, or try our monthly MEN’S HEALTH, continued on page 6

You may have heard these tips before, but for men over 50, what does this really look like? Let’s break a few of these tips down and talk about the proven results of living a healthy lifestyle. What does it mean to eat a healthy diet and why does it matter? Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, and lean proteins are the best choices. For heart health and weight management, it’s important to eat foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars. These simple guidelines can help men over age 50 reduce their risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some types of cancer.

Walter Owens works out at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. Some 90 percent of our male participants attend fitness classes or use our gym 2 to 4 times a week.


Letter from Calabash MEN’S HEALTH, continued from page 5

“Cooking with Carol” class here at the Center at Calabash to learn how to prepare quick, healthy dishes at home. What are the recommended routine exams and screenings for men over 50, and why are they important? Screenings look for diseases in their early stages, before symptoms develop. Men over 50 should have regular colonoscopies, blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests, and prostate checks. Consult a physician about which screenings you should get.

10001 Beach Dr. Calabash, NC Whether shopping, donating, or volunteering, your support of BSRI’s Thrift Store @ Calabash helps to provide vital services and resources for our senior participants.

Donations???

Call (910) 579-7488 to schedule pick-up. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Physical activity is the best way for men over age 50 to improve their heart health, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Physical

Photo by Courtney Bledsoe

BSRI’s Thrift Store

Did you know that we offer monthly blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, and balance screenings here at the Center at Calabash? See our activity calendar to learn more!

John Tolley practices strength training at a Calabash class. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.

activity helps reduce the risk of some diseases, including dementia. How often should men over 50 exercise? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise a week and musclestrengthening activities two or more days a week. That can look like as little 20 minutes a day! Have you tried out one of the group fitness classes or our fitness room here at the Center at Calabash yet? See our activity calendar for the month of June and join in on the fun! Here at the Brunswick Center at Calabash we are doing our part to provide our male participants with a variety of programs and activities that give them the opportunity to take charge of their health. To gain additional information about our programming, we asked male participants to take a quick survey, and here’s what we learned: 

90% participate in group fitness classes or utilize our center’s gym 2-4 times a week

80% attend health discussions, classes, and presentations

85% participate in monthly health screenings offered at the center

90% have reported overall improvement in physical and/or mental health

95% reported that their social life was enhanced

So if you are looking for a community that is embracing these healthy habits and striving to be the best they can be after 50, look no further than the Brunswick Center at Calabash!

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Brunswick Center at Calabash


BSRI News

BSRI’s case management department announces $5,000 in local awards to provide liquid nutrition to eligible homebound clients experiencing financial difficulties. The Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation provided $4,000 and Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperation provided $1,000. A special thanks to these community partners for making undernutrition a less-common health concern for the elderly of Brunswick County. Pictured are the Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation’s Board of Directors and Jennifer Sherman, BSRI’s Director of Case Management.

By Mike McGurn BSRI Thrift Store Operations Manager This month’s Thrift Store Throwback is actually an exciting look forward! BSRI is happy to announce that we will be opening a second thrift store at 5302 Main Street in Shallotte, at the old Sears Hometown location. We hope to open the store by July 1. We are in need of volunteers for all shifts to help with all aspects of our very busy operation. We invite anyone interested in volunteering to go to our website, www.bsrinc.org, and register by filling out our online application. (Click on Volunteers in the “About Us” drop-down menu.) BSRI would like to partner with local businesses and community members in Shallotte as we launch our new initiative, “Partners in Sharing, Partners in Caring,” to help expand our donation base and distribution channels. If you or your business is

interested in partnering with us, please contact Mike McGurn, Thrift Store Operations Manager at 910-712 -6458 or mmcgurn@bsrinc.org. We will start accepting donations at the new store around the middle of June. Please check our thrift store website, www.bsrincthrift.org, for more info and updates. We look forward to serving the people of the Shallotte community and making a difference in the lives of seniors and all citizens. See you in Shallotte soon!


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BSRI News Photos by Mike Unruh, Foundation Forward, Inc.

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. President and CEO Jim Fish presents Brunswick County Commissioner Patricia Sykes with a check for $5,000. This amount was raised by the seniors of Brunswick County.

By Debra Marlowe

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t was a fantastic celebration of freedom, independence, and patriotism at the Brunswick County Charters of Freedom Gala May 19 at the Brunswick Center at Supply. Attendees enjoyed an evening of performances by the North Carolina Voices, Opera House Theater Company, Brunswick County Sheriff's Honor Guard, and more. The Charters of Freedom are replicas of the U.S. Constitution and

North Carolina Voices was among the performers at the Charters of Freedom Gala May 19 at the Brunswick Center at Supply.

Declaration of Independence which will be placed in front of the Brunswick County courthouse in Bolivia. Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. President and CEO Jim Fish presented Brunswick County Commissioner Patricia Sykes with a check for $5,000. This amount was raised by the seniors of Brunswick County. “I was so amazed that you had raised this much money for your Charters of Freedom,” Sykes said. “What an outstanding

accomplishment. This check pushed us passed $29,000.” The project requires $30,000 for construction. BSRI would like to thank the Brunswick County Charters of Freedom Committee, along with Brunswick County Government, Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., Coastline Catering, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, Sheriff John W. Ingram, Brunswick County Seniors, and everyone who helped make the gala and the Charters of Freedom project possible.


Travel Tips

Before you leave home, make copies of your travel documents. If they’re lost, you can call home and get important numbers.

By Joan Leotta

camera battery when I could have been on the beach.

any articles advocate packing light when traveling. It’s true! But packing smart—that is, including essential items—also should be part of your vacation strategy.

This list has been honed over years of traveling by car, plane, bus, in-country and abroad.

Sometimes it’s easier to have things with you than to search them out. I once had to visit ten stores to find a

1. Travel Documents. Be sure to have the correct ID in your carry-on, but also leave photocopies of that document (and a list of your credit card numbers) with a friend at home. If something gets lost, the copies will help you replace it with less hassle. Keep a copy of your itinerary and all reservations in chronological order in an envelope (I use a clear plastic envelope). 2. Snacks. Since I have food allergies and need to eat at regular intervals, carrying my own food is important. Prepackaged nut and dry fruit snacks are convenient. When starting the trip, I often pack a sandwich. While on the trip, I add fresh fruit to my day bag. Even if you do not have special food issues, it is wise to carry a few snacks in case there are trip delays.

Filling, protein-filled snacks can carry you through many a travel delay or a long waiting line.

3. A zippered case for chargers, electric current converters, and an extra SD card and battery for your camera.. Even if you do not have a lot of electronic items, a little case will help you remember


Travel Tips

If you’re traveling this summer, here are five things to put on your packing checklist not to leave your charger in the hotel.

4. Socks and a pair of slippers. Your feet are going to be powering you about all day. They deserve care. I have found my feet really benefit from changing into slippers at the end of the day. Socks are important in case your foot is chafed. If you are applying cream to sore feet at night, the sock will help absorb it. 5. Day bag. I carry a reusable shopping bag with a zipper for day travel since my carry-on is back in the room holding essentials. The day bag is just enough for a bottle of water, a snack, my notebook, and a few small purchases. Small backpacks are available for this use. Once these essentials are packed, I pack clothing. For me, a two-week trip means no more than two pair of shoes (plus those slippers). I take no more than two skirts and two pair of slacks, a scarf, one nightgown or PJ set, six tops, and one dress. Underwear is the other essential— one per day, plus socks. Don’t overdo, and bon voyage!

Above:: Keep track of chargers and small electronics in a zippered pouch. Left:: A day bag or small backpack is handy for essentials on short day trips out of the hotel.

Below: At the end of a long day of travel, your feet will thank you for remembering a cozy pair of slippers.


By Gloria Whimmer (Long standing BSRI Meals on Wheels Volunteer)

Volunteer to share a smile and a meal with a homebound senior in our area. It only takes 2 hours once a week to deliver meals through our Meals on Wheels program. Anyone with a license, car, and a desire to help others can do this volunteer role!

Volunteering to deliver meals for the Meals on Wheels program has been far more rewarding than I ever imagined. Those who started as clients have now become friends over the years. The people I deliver to are some of the most interesting folks you will ever meet and I find myself looking forward to my weekly visit with enthusiasm. I have the privilege to laugh, smile, and tear up at times during special moments with clients. I am constantly entertained. They like to offer up jokes, brief stories, or a favorite memory from their childhood, working life, or family times. I have met folks who escaped from wars in Europe, a former member of the PGA tour, a tugboat captain, a grandmother, a nurse, a pastor, a farmer, a mechanic, a chef, a veteran, and so many more interesting life stories I have had the privilege to be a part of. All because of the Meals on Wheels program. These folks are all home-bound and truly in need of this service. Many do not have family in the area or anyone able to assist them during the week. You may be the only person they see all day. Volunteering for this program has been a real blessing to me and I hope to continue for many more years. If you need a smile, just deliver a meal. The clients are grateful, not just for the meal, but for the gift of your time.


Healthy Bites

By Victoria Illan Student Volunteer

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une is the start of the summer and the peak month to grill. Grilling season is a great time to have family cookouts and barbecues. Follow these safe grilling tips this summer to prevent cross contamination and fires:

Be sure all food waste is scraped off the grill.

By mixing equal amounts of water and liquid detergent, spray the solution where the gas tank and grill connects. Slowly turn the gas tank on. If bubbles appear, there is a possible gas leak.

Roll up any long sleeves, tuck loose clothing in, and pull back hair if necessary.

Make sure all food is prepped prior to grilling.


In the Garden

By Pat Naughton Summer is a good time for fertilizing warm-season grasses common in Brunswick County. A soil sample is recommended to determine your fertilizer needs. The first step is to obtain a soil sample box and form.

Obtain samples throughout the lawn by cutting the grass with a shovel and pulling the sod back. Take a few inches of soil below the sod. Mix the soil and fill the sample box to the required level. Samples can be drop off dropped at N.C. Cooperative Extension, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia for no charge this time of year. If you picked up a soil sample box at a store, ask about any charges for shipping. Results are typically available in a few weeks.

Fertilizer recommendations are given in pounds of nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. Pace off the boundary lines to determine the total square feet of lawn. An average step is about 3 feet. To apply 1 lb. of nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft., divide 100 by the first number of the fertilizer type. For example, if using 5-5-15, this would be 20 lbs. of fertilizer per 1000 sq. ft. For a recommendation of

½ lb of nitrogen, divide 50 by the first number.

Here are a few general recommendations for specific types of grasses common in Brunswick County when a soil sample indicates adequate or excess phosphorus in the soil: 

Centipede – This lowmaintenance grass needs one application of fertilizer a year. Fertilize at a rate of ½ lb. of N/1000 sq. ft. Use an 8-0-24 fertilizer.

Zoysia – Fertilize at a rate of ½ lb. of N/1000 sq. ft. each month from May to August. Use 5-0-15 fertilizer.

St. Augustine – Fertilize with 50-15 at a rate of ½ lb. of N/1000 sq. ft. in June and 1 lb. of N/1000 in July. Apply 8-0-24 at a rate of ½ lb. of N/1000 sq. ft. in August.

Bermuda – Fertilize with 5-0-15 at a rate of 1 lb. N/1000 sq. ft. during the months of May through August.

If a soil sample has not been obtained, then use a balanced fertilizer. A balanced fertilizer has all the same numbers, like 10-10-10.

For more information about lawn fertilization, visit http://ces.ncsu.edu. You can post your questions via the ‘Ask an Expert’ link, www.turffiles.ncsu.edu, or contact the Brunswick County Extension office, (910) 253-2610.


Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan

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each reads by local authors, stories in North Carolina settings, and fast-paced thrillers make our June reading list fun. Find all of these titles at Brunswick County libraries. Dorothea Benton Frank’s By Invitation Only (2018) is recipe for down-home Carolina charm. Ingredients: romance, peaches, culture clash of big city vs. small farm, and generous sprinkles of low-country colloquialisms and quirkiness. Preparation: combine highfallutin’ Chicagoans and hardscrabble farmers, chill in a well-situated lawn chair for an afternoon. Serve this fluffy chick-lit with sweet tea. TAKEAWAY: Despite a rushed finale and light social commentary/contrast between the well-to-do and those striving to do well, readers can bask in a nice escape. The twisted mind of a psychopath and survivors’ lives as they struggle with the impact and lasting effect of a horrific event are the basis for Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

(2018). The plot, which unfortunately parallels current events, is lightened by Ms. Roberts’ customary romantic element. Characters’ lives, heroes and victims, are skillfully intertwined and some brief, comedic elements create an engaging novel that only rarely feels forced. TAKEAWAY: An intense topic folded into a very readable book. Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ 2018 debut effort. The protagonist, Kya Clark, is an abandoned child who somehow raises herself in near-isolation from the modern world to become a renowned nature author/ artist. Too many themes created an overlong, disjointed novel: a coming-of-age storyline, courtroom/jail crime drama, romantic tale, a cursory attempt to address racism, corny poetry, and dizzying flashbacks and

forwards.… Oh, my, this reader’s patience and suspension of disbelief were strained too far. Had the author disciplined herself, the novel would shine, but her inability to settle on a cohesive narrative was disconcerting. TAKEAWAY: Wellwritten nature descriptions of our beautiful North Carolina marshes redeem this book. Local Friends of the Library groups support our libraries and communities! The primary fundraising comes from selling used books at $1 or less, which give penny-wise seniors opportunities to save money and enjoy like-new books. Take advantage of continuous in-thelibrary book sales at branches in Shallotte, Ocean Isle, and Leland, or drop into Southport Realty at 727 N. Howe Street in Southport to visit the Friends’ permanent bookstore. Choose from a vast variety of books and find some bargains on Saturday June 29, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The June is Bustin' Out All Over theme offers special half-off select items.


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 910-754-2300 Ext. 1050 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Lunch Served at noon Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

4 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Blood Pressure Check Time 12:30 Rummikub, Puzzles

5 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Chair Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

6 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Nutrition Class 12:30 Bingo

11 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub, Puzzles

12 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 11:30 Chair Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles, Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

13 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

18 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub, Puzzles

19 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Chair Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles, Rummikub 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

20 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bingo

25 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 11:00 TV Socialize 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummikub, Puzzles

26 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Chair Exercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Puzzles, Rummikub, 12:45 Relaxation Exercises

27 9:30 Socialize 10:00 Puzzles 10:45 Chair Exercises 11:00 TV and Socialize 11:30 Stretch Time 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Birthday Cake 12:30 Bingo


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

June 2019 Monday

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

*Subject to change, email or call Karlin 910-363-0018 ext.2 or kwest@cityofbsl.org* Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3 9am Card Making 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

4 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

5 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

6 9:15am-2pm Winnabow, NC Half Day Trip 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

7 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 11:30-12:30pm FREE BP Testing 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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

11 9:30-10:30am Clogging 4pm The Office Meet and Greet 6:30 Line Dance Club

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

13 10am Mah Jong 6pm All Levels Yoga

14 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Ice Cream Birthday Social 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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

18 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

19 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

20 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch: Southport Smokehouse 6pm All Levels Yoga

21 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

24 10am Walking Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

25 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

26 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12:15pm Guest Speaker: BSRI Nutritional Talk 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

27 10am Mah Jong 11am Brown Bag and a Movie 6pm All Levels Yoga

28 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER KIDS CAMP!


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

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

Thanks for a Successful Spring Series of

CONCERTS AT THE LAKE!

We will be back every Sunday in Sept. from 4-6pm at Spring Lake Park! *Special thanks to Sam from the Southport Trolly Stop! Email him for your next event, southport@trollystopgrillandcatering.com*

**Photo Credits: Phil Casper and Brenda Hogan

UPCOMING AND NEW!! SHOWS / DAY TRIPS. Thursday, June 6th: Brunswick Town Half Day Trip...$6 **Leave at 9:15am, guided tour Fort Anderson, lunch at Papi Chicken in Leland.

Thursday, June 20th: Lunch Bunch: Southport Smokehouse…$2 **Meet at BSL CC to leave at 11am to head to Applebee’s.

Saturday, June 8th: Walk with a Doc Monthly Program 9:00am-10:00am **Hosted at BSL Community Center, take a walk with a doctor and learn on the top of the monthly. No Pre-Registration necessary** Tuesday, June 11th: Meet and Greet at The Office: Beer, Wine and Coffee Bar. Meet your neighbors as well as the new Rec Program Supervisor.

Sunday, June 30th: SeaNotes Patriotic Concert…$2 **Leave center at 2pm, concert at 3pm and return afterwards. Tuesday, July 2nd:

Blueberry/Blackberry Picking… $5 **Leave at 8:30am to head to Lewis Farms and lunch at Olive Garden. (This all depends on the season)


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

Hours of Operation: M 8a.m.-5p.m., T-F 8a.m.-4p.m.

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

JUNE DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-4P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:30

Meditation

8:45

Zumba GOLD

8:15

Barre

8:45

Zumba

9:00

Hoop It Up! $3

9:15

Tai Chi

9:45

Chair Zumba GOLD

9:30

Pound Away $3

9:30

BINGO $0.50

9:30

9:30

Chair Arthritis Beg.

10:30 Line Dancing

Knitting & Crocheting

10:30 Geri-Fit

10:30 20/20/20

10:30 12p Lunch

12p Lunch

1:00

Dulcimer Group 12:45 Line Dancing

1:00

Bridge Group

4:00

Zumba GOLD$3

1:00

BINGO $0.50

Chair Arthritis Adv.

12p Lunch 12:30 Yoga 1:00 2:00

^Beginner Mah Jongg Class

(Sign up in Lobby)

Zumba GOLD $3

10:30 20/20/20

10:00 ^Neck Massages 10:30 Geri-Fit

12 Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour

12 Lunch 1:00

1:00

Mah Jongg Grp 1:30

3:00

Qi Gong $5

Chair Yoga Paint with Michelle

JUNE BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY

3

10

4 ^Gone Fishing Sun Catcher Craft 12:45

• Tech Help 10:00 BSRI Nutrition Class 12:15 • Summer Safety Discussion w/ Saber Healthcare 12:45

17

• Visit w/ Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30 • Memory Loss Support Group 2:00

11

Tech Help 10:00 Visit with Mayor Knight 12:30

WEDNESDAY

5

• Blood Pressure Checks w/ Amedisys 11:00 • ^Chair Caning 12:45

Cataract Awareness w/ Dr. Stephanie Hardy from Vision Square Eyecare 12:45

25 ^Center Day Trip on the Big “M” Casino!

14 Writer’s Bloc 1:00

20 Diabetes Support Group 3:00

FRIDAY

7 6 Cinema at the Center • ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving ($22) Popcorn & Movie after 12:30 lunch! • ^Refresher Mah Jongg 1:00

Caregiver Support Group 2:00

19 Visit w/ Bella the Therapy Dog 1:30

THURSDAY

13

12

18 Cooking with Carol 2:00

24

TUESDAY

Keep Brunswick Co Beautiful Presentation 12:30

26 27 Fall Risk Assessments Writer’s Bloc w/ Level Up Physical 1:00 Therapy 1:00 ^Chair Caning 12:45

Blood Pressure Checks w/ Community Homecare & Hospice 11:00

21 • ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving ($22) 12:30 • ^Refresher Mah Jongg 1:00 28 Birthday Celebration Cake served after lunch!


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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

Meet Dorothy Dexter My husband & I moved from Pennsylvania & became full time residents of Carolina Shores, NC in January 2018. My degrees are in Physical Therapy & Health Fitness Management, with minors in Dance Production & Athletic Training. I worked in rehabilitation, owned & operated a gym/ dance studio for many years. Some of my certifications include American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Barre Above, Drums Alive & various Silvers Sneakers. I’m excited to share my knowledge & training with the students at the senior center.

Hours of Operation: M 8a.m.-5p.m., T-F 8a.m.-4p.m.

Memory Loss Support Group Beginning this month, the Brunswick Center at Calabash will begin holding this support group the 1st Tuesday of each month. This group is meant to serve those who are suffering from memory loss or are caring for a loved one with memory loss.

A FAMILIAR FACE IN CALABASH By Barbara L. Weber Jan Smart moved to Calabash in 2018 from Sun City, Arizona to live with her eldest son and wife after husband, “Bob” Robert Sr. Master Sgt. E9, retired Air Force, died. The military couple resided 3 years in Rapid City, South Dakota, back and forth to California, and Okinawa. She says, “In all of my years travelling, The Brunswick at Calabash people are the nicest people I’ve met. Directors Courtney Bledsoe and Holley Norris are awesome.” Every day Jan enjoys playing Mah Jongg or cards, Geri-Fit, and making new friends at the Center. The Smarts reared 3 children, 2 boys and a girl; 9 grandchildren, and 4 greats. Her youngest son was born in Okinawa where the family lived for 5 years. Jan appreciated a maid and child care then. Bob’s duty took him away often, including 2 tours in Vietnam. Jan worked as a Personal Clerk for the Army and Air Force Exchange for 24 years to fill her lonely hours. Well trained, she says, “Whenever we moved it was easy for me to fit in the new base.” Jan and Bob were married for 64 years. She tells me with a smile, “I went bowling with my girlfriend. She wanted me to meet her new boyfriend, Bob. A week later Bob asked me out. Soon, Mom signed permission for Bob, 19 years old, to marry me.”


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

Art & Craft Corner

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

Hours of Operation: M 8a.m.-5p.m., T-F 8a.m.-4p.m.

YOU’RE INVITED TO

The Brunswick Center at Calabash’s FIRST Fundraiser

^Gone Fishing Sun Catcher ($10) Made with a glass bottle, beads, rocks, and silver charms. Come join the fun & add some beauty to your front porch! —————

^Chair Caning June 5th & 26th at 12:45 Sandy will be here to show you how it is done. We will offer future classes where you can bring your own chair to cane! —————

^Pine Needle Basket Weaving ($22) June 7th & 21st at 12:30 Donna “Zada Mae” brings your materials and shows you the ropes. From there, you will make your very own basket to take home!

Paint with Michelle, Fridays at 1:30 The month of June, participants will be working on a paper quilt. Michelle encourages all to bring materials they have available at home. Some of these materials might include: Yarn, Paint, Markers, Pencil, Glue, Paper Clips, & Heavy Cardstock Paper


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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Chair Aerobics

8:30

Strength & Core

8:30

Total Body Cond.

10:30 $-BINGO

8:30

9:30

Morning Yoga

9:30

Geri-Fit

10:30 Arthritis Exercise

10:00 Geri-Fit

10:00 Painting

10:00

Crafts

10:30 Balance Class

10:30

Line Dancing-Int.

11:00 Larks Choir Practice 11:00 12p Lunch

12p Lunch

11:00 Line Dancing-Beg.

Computer Help

11:30a EARLY Lunch

12:30

Monday Crafts

1:00

Sleep Mats

12:30

Painting

1:00

Mah Jongg

1:00

$-Parkinson’s Ex. I^

1:00

$-Tabata^

4:30

$-Cardio Dance^

2:00

$-Parkinson’s Ex. II^ 1:00 2:00

$-Super Sampler^

12p Lunch 1:00

Bridge Club $-Hybrid Yoga^

Oil Painting

12p Lunch 1:30

Yoga

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

June 2019 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY 3

TUESDAY 4 Bible Study10:30a

10

WEDNESDAY 6 5 Hand & Foot 1p

11 Mo. OUTING 12

Hired Hands Music 10:30a 24

18 Music with Mark 10:30a 25

Fathers’ Day 10:30a 13 Caregiver Support Grp 10a

Nutrition Ed. 12p 19

FRIDAY 7 BIRTHDAYS Cake at Lunch Sewing Bee 9a

Vet Meetup 1p

Wellness Wksp 10:30a

17

THURSDAY

14 Game Day 1p

20

Hand & Foot 1p

21 Sewing Bee 9a Meet w/Sandy Memorial Case Mgr, 12p Understanding 10:30a

26

27

BP Checks 10:30a

Coups for Troops 9:30a

Caregiver Support Grp 10a

121 Town Hall Dr. Leland, NC Hours: M 8a-5:30p, T-F 8a-4p

28 Music w/ Willie 10a Game Day 1p

Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch as needed 1st Tuesdays. 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Card Game 1st & 3rd Friday, 9a: Sewing Bee 1st Fridays, (At Lunch): Celebrate Birthdays 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing (Details at Desk) 2nd Tuesdays, 12p: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10a: Caregiver Support Grp 2nd & 4th Friday, 1p: Game Day 3rd Mondays, 10:30a: Hired Hands Music 3rd Wednesdays, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks Liberty Homecare & Hospice 3rd Thursdays, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Last Wednesdays, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Fridays, 10a: Music with Willie Special Events & Presentations: 6/5: Veteran Meetup 1:00p American Legion Post #68 6/7: Father’s Day Activity 10:30a 6/11: Wellness Workshop Series 10:00a Topic for June: Stress Management 6/18: Music with Mark 10:30a 6/21: Memorial Understanding 10:30a Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service

Stay in the Know: Send us your name & email to Lelandgeneral@bsrinc.org for class/schedule updates!


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

Wellness Workshop Series Introductory Session:

Stress Management Tues, 6/11/19, 10-11 a.m. Where: Leland TRX Rm

See Front Desk for Sign Up!

Crafting for a Cause: Ms. Bobbie’s craft class is making Adult Bibs. Accepting donated terrycloth, Velcro, or bias tape at the front desk throughout the month of June.

Veteran Meetups 1st Weds, 1p American Legion Post #68

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

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

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Be Heard & Help Us Improve! Make sure you complete our annual survey. Your input is valuable to programming planning and improvement. Available at the Front Desk.

Seeking Volunteers! In effort to be a greener center, we’re starting a recycling program. We’re starting out with only plastic bottles. Let us know if you’re interested in helping with managing collections. Email us at LelandGeneral@bsrinc.org

Pet Photo Contest Do you have the cutest pet? Enter a pic of your fur-baby and whichever photo draws the most donations wins! The proud owner will receive a prize in addition to bragging rights! Entry slips at front desk.

Did You Know?

June 19th is Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the U.S. While the Emancipation Proclamation was penned on Jan. 1, 1863, some 250,000 slaves in Texas remained unaware until 2 1/2 years later when Union General Gordon Granger led federal troops to Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1985 to announce the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Celebrations often include parades, rodeos, soul food, and reciting the Emancipation Proclamation. Happy Juneteenth!


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

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

Hopping from Spring to Summer

Crafting and Caring: Chemo Blankets

Thanks to everyone that participated in our Easter Basket Decorating Contest and our winner, Serlenia Gibbs!

Senior Spotlight

“Stay in school, go to college, and respect your grandparents!� Meet Dora & Itch Hoshiyama! Itch, born in a Japanese Internment Camp in 1942, grew up in California to become an Electronic Engineer. In time, Itch became the Department Manager of the company he was working for. On a June business trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, he met an Aerospace Program Coordinator who caught his eye named Dora. The two felt an instant connection and began to fly back and forth visiting each other regularly. Dora ended up moving out to California and they wed that following June. Now they have been married for 29 years! Together, Dora and Itch have raised both of their grandsons whom they love and are extremely proud of. Over the years, they reflected back on taking Tae kwon do, becoming blackbelts, and taking their grandkids to the Disneyland Millennium Celebration!.Prior to moving to Leland and living in California, the couple lived in Leesburg, Virginia and owned a Milwaukee Frozen Custard Franchise. They loved getting to know all of their staff very closely, becoming more like a family ,as they said we are here at the center. Dora and Itch are now moving back up to Va. in order to be closer to their grandsons and the rest of their family once again. We are so thankful for all they have done for us at the Brunswick at Leland and already miss them dearly! -Jade Robinson


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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tom Winstead 6/01 Bo Register 6/3 Nona Gabany 6/7 Shelvy Pasour 6/8 Karen west 6/23 Wilma Alsup 6/28

Senior Activity Calendar June 2019 Monday

Tuesday

(Subject to Change)

Wednesday

Thursday

3 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch Father’s Day 12:30 pm BINGO

17 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games 24 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

18 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games 25 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

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

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

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

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


Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

73. *Not to be seen by groom

THEME: Wedding Bells

DOWN 1. Princess Jasmine's "prince" 2. Deliver a carol 3. Samoan money 4. Dead to the world 5. Drum roll sound 6. Like Eliza Doolittle 7. *One of four wedding "somethings" 8. Geography class prop 9. Buzzing pest 10. Twelfth month of Jewish year 11. Back of the neck 12. Ovine mom 15. Reflexive form of "it" 20. Spam, e.g. 22. Beehive State native 24. *It runs from tears 25. Hipbone-related 26. Magnetic ____ 27. Down Under marsupial 29. *To be tied 31. *Some write their own 32. All worked up 33. *Future descendant 34. Gives a hand 36. ____sack 38. Plural of taxon 42. Lithograph, for short 45. Popular post 49. It makes your nose grow? 51. Barbary sheep 54. Tall ancient monument 56. Possible result of trial 57. Trash containers, e.g. 58. Brings into play 59. Matted wool 60. Experience emotion 61. Ripped 62. Sexual attraction, slangily 63. Afternoon shut-eye 65. *Another of four wedding "somethings" 67. "Swan Lake" step

ACROSS 1. Up and about 6. Originally part of smog 9. *Combining ____ pool 13. Tarzan's swing 14. It is well, if it ends well 15. *Acquired parent 16. Coastal feature 17. *Solemn promise 18. Greyish brown 19. *One of two wedding tossables 21. *Train ready for dancing 23. Scottish cap 24. Dole out 25. Cartridge contents 28. Bangladeshi currency 30. Mischievous-like 35. Designer's ____book 37. Research facil. 39. Jedi's aura 40. A Flock of Seagulls' hit 41. From around here 43. Sound at a funeral 44. Road-tripping guide 46. Curbside call 47. Octagonal sign 48. *Length of a veil 50. Pro ____ 52. Lt.'s subordinate 53. Rinna or Lampanelli 55. Clod chopper 57. *Wedding meal option 60. *Like ring finger 63. One born to Japanese immigrants 64. From Colorado to Wisconsin, on compass 66. Be limp 68. Anoint 69. ____ Iacocca 70. Blood circulation artery 71. "____, over here!" 72. Hole punching tool

SUDOKU

STATE POINT MEDIA PUZZLE ANSWERS ON PAGE 37


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“ The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible“ Maya Angelou 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 2:30 Tai Chi Forms with Dean ($5)

9:30 10:00 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:30 1:15 1:30 2:30

“On the Ball” w/Angela ($5) Caregivers Support Group Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics w/Angela Lunch Bible Study Tai Chi w/ Dean Scrabble Beginner Line Dancing

10:00 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:00 11:30 11:45 12:30 1:00 2:00

Beginner Bridge Tabata w/Shelley Beginner Line Dancing Line Dancing Adult Coloring Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/ Angela Garden Club Lunch Bridge Shopping Rummikub

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

Zumba Gold w/ Kathryn Beginner Yoga w/ Kathryn Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics Lunch Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite Mahjong Tai Chi w/Dean Art Class w/Joan

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:45 12:15 1:00

Pilates w/Angela Pool/Billiards Tabata w/Shelley Beginner Computer Class Craft Class BP Checks Lunch Bingo Movie 1st and 4th Of the month

Contributions Always Welcome

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY 3 1:00 Self Defense Class

TUESDAY 4 5:30 Diabetes Self Management

10 11 12:00 Basket 6:00 Homeless Weaving with Coalition Zada Mae 1:00 Self Defense Class (Last one) 17

24 12:00 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

5 1:00 Self Defense Class

6

7 10:00 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/ Amedysis

12

13 12:15 Nutrition With Mallory

14 Fathers Day Party Flag Day 9:00 Food Pantry 10:00 Computer Class 10:00 Visually Impaired Support Group 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH

18 19 12:30 Essential Oils Class (Make & Take Kit $3-$5)

20

25

27

26

11:00 Sip „n Chat

21 Summer Begins National Flip Flop Day International Yoga Day 10:00 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 11:00 Hurricane Preparedness 28 Birthday Day 9:00 Food Pantry 10:00 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/LCFH 1:00 Movie

THE BRUNSWICK CENTER AT SHALLOTTE

3620 EXPRESS DRIVE 6/7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day 6/10 Basket Weaving 6/4 Diabetes Self Management 6/13 Nutrition Presentation 6/14 Flag Day 6/14 Fathers Day Party 6/14 Food Pantry 6/14 Visually Impaired Support Group 6/18 Essential Oils Class 6/21 First Day of Summer 6/21 Hurricane Preparedness Presentation 6/24 Basket Weaving 6/28 Food Pantry Calendar subject to change.


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x 1001

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

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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

Quote

Nutrition Presentation

Food Pantry Garden Club

Prescription Assistance

Hurricane Preparedness Father’s Day Celebration

First Day of Summer Celebration, Monthly Joke..

Happy Volunteers

Get Connected to Your Senior Center!

Show Me the Money!


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x 1001

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

Crafty Fridays! Each Week at 10am

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

Movie Days! 1st and 4th Fridays, 1pm

Coming Up:

Essential OIls Class,

June 7th, Deco Mesh Summer Wreath

June 14th, Rattan Keepsake Basket w/Lid.

June 28th, Plastic Canvas Wind Spinner

June 21st, Paint ‘n’ Take

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Odd Holidays


SHIIP

N.C. Department of Insurance • Mike Causey, Commissioner 855-408-1212 (toll free) • www.ncdoi.com

JUNE IS

MEN’S HEALTH MONTH June is the month that we celebrate dads. What better time is there for men to get their health screenings scheduled? Even healthy men need to get health screenings for preventive care. If you are a man with Medicare coverage, now is the time to talk with your doctor about getting screened for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease. Medicare covers prostate screenings once every 12 months for men over 50 and the colorectal screening tests every 120 months, unless at high risk. Cardiovascular screenings can detect conditions that could lead to heart attack or stroke and are covered by Medicare once every five years. Ask a SHIIP counselor for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT M. RENÉ TARQUINIO, (910)754-2300, ext. 1303


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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

DAILY Drop In Activities: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Fitness Center, Library Green ($) = Fee Based Class; Red (#) = Requires Prior Sign Up; Blue (+) = New Offering/Time Yoga & Pilates Mah Jongg Easy Does It Tai Chi Forms $ Hand & Foot Canasta 10:00 Card Making # 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 12:15 Restorative Yoga $ 1:00 Mah Jongg 1:00 Total Body Conditioning 2:15 Fit and Strong 6:30 Jam Session 8:30 9:00 9:45 9:30 10:00

9:30 9:30 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 12:30 2:15

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Jewelry 101 # Afternoon Movie Fit and Strong

Yoga & Pilates Boxing $ Advanced German 9:45 Gerifit 10:00 Knit & Chain Gang 10:00 Quilting 10:00 Bible Study 1:00 Cardio Dance and Core $ 1:00 Beginning Line Dance 2:00 Int./ Advanced Line Dance 2:00 HIIT $ 8:30 8:30 9:00

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

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 Advanced Pickleball Hand Drumming

*** Calendar subject to change Email Jackie Knott at jknott@bsrinc.org to receive regular updates.

Monthly Activity Schedule for Southport MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

3

4

5

10

11

12 Parkinson’s 13 Support Group 9:30am (last meeting for summer)

14

17

18

19

21

Stroke Support Group 1:00pm

24

6

FRIDAY

20

7

The Brunswick Center at Southport

Photography 1:00pm New Yoga Classes! 8:30am & 9:45am-

Yard Sale– June 8th New Yoga Classes– June 14th 25

26

Caregivers Support Group 10:00am

27

28

Photography 1:00pm

Happy Fathers Day! - June 16th


The Brunswick Center at Southport ~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ 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.

June Jewelry Creations Wednesdays 12:30pm Prior Signup is Required

June 5th $4.00 Supply Fee

June 12th and 19th $3.00 Supply Fee

June 26th $4.00 Supply Fee

Two new offerings! Chair Yoga and Yoga for Healthy Bones and Improved Balance Please come join us for two new classes being offered on Friday mornings beginning June 14th. Chair yoga is for those people who don’t want to be down on the floor, so by using a chair in our practice, we can safely focus on increasing range of motion, improving posture and gaining stamina. In the Yoga for Healthy Bones and Improved Balance class, we will use centuries-old yoga poses to create strong and healthy bones and to improve our balance and surefootedness. The instructor of this class has moderate to severe osteoporosis, so the selected poses are designed for those who have osteoporosis, osteopenia, or similar bone issues. Kevin began practicing yoga in 1999. He received his Yoga Alliance RTY-200 hour registered yoga teacher certification in Wilmington in 2006.

Instructor Spotlight Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study– William Flythe Please come to the library on Wednesday afternoons at 12:15 for an uplifting and soul-satisfying Bible study, led by our very own William Flythe. This is a glorious and interactive group to join.

Fit and Strong– Jim Lightbourne Join us on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 2:15pm for this delighful class that focuses on strength, stretching and balance. You will get a little of everything your body needs in this comprehensive exercise class.

Parkinson’s Support Group– Mike Haase Do you have Parkinson’s or know someone who does? Join us for this inspiring monthly group meeting where there are cutting edge speakers and thought-provoking discussions on how to manage this disease and live your best life. Mike Haase is our facilitator for this amazing group.


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

To Holly Pilson with the Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging for coordinating our Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes. To Sherrill Jolly, for going above and beyond in trying to get our database accurate. We are so thankful! Dean Sutzer for a wonderful breathing workshop that was held on Saturday, April 27th.

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

Winner winner chicken dinner! Congratulations to Keith and Joan Mills for winning a 6 quart Instant Pot in our April fundraiser drawing. Happy cooking!

Precious Memories. Many thanks to Richard SanFillippo with Carillon Assisted Living, Sissy Yeley with Kindred at Home, and Mike Yeley with Community Hospice for sponsoring our first Memory Café. A special thank you to Mike Yeley for the wonderful music!

Service with a Smile. We are so grateful for this wonderful group of people from Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport who came to clean all of our tables and do other small projects on Saturday, April 20th, also known as Day of Service.

Silver Threads and Golden Needles. Southport’s own sewing group made these lovely and handy walker pockets for our seniors who need them. Thank you so much, ladies!


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

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

JUNE 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 7:30

Beach Walk w/

7:30

Early Gardening* 7:30

Walking Club*

Director*

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends

Rummikub

9:30

Rummikub

9:30

Rummikub

10:00

Oil Painting

10:00 Tai-Chi

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 9:30

Rummikub

9:30

9:30

Rummikub

9:30

Beginners Yoga

10:30 Water Color

10:00

Open Sewing

10:00 Paper Crafting

11:00

Tai-Chi

10:00 Crochet Class

12:00PM Lunch

11:00 Zumba Gold

12:00PM Lunch

Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong 1:00

Recipe Swap**

12:45 Seated Tabata

1:00

Line Dancing

Geri-Fit

1:00

Chair Yoga*

7:30

Needlework*

10:00 Knitting Group 11:00 Pilates

12:00PM Lunch

12:15

3:15

7:30

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Bridge

11:00PM Lunch

Center Closes At Noon

Crafts, Crafts Crafts

1:00

Sew Simple*

3:15

Geri-Fit

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24

Celebration of June Birthdays

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Garden Club 2P

Simple Technology 11A

Garden Club 2P

Simple Technology 11A

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12

19

26

Nutrition Class 11:30A

Hired Hands Band 11A

Book Club 1P

June Day Trip TBA

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Honoring Cancer Survivors 10A

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13

Movie 14 1P Game Day For Guys Caregiver Support Group 8A-11A 2P

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27 Health Fair 10:00A-12P

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

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 7a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monthly Events: 1st & 3rd Tuesday: Garden Club 2P 1st Wednesday: Nutrition Class w/ Mallory Balice 11:30A

Beat The Heat Join Us For Morning Activities

2nd & 4th Tuesday: Simple Technology 11A 2nd Wednesday: Hired Hands Band 11A

New Summer Program Hours: June 1st through August 31st Monday-Thursday

2nd Thursday: Caregiver Support Group 2P

7A-4P

2nd Thursday: Movie & Popcorn at the Center 1P

Friday

7A-12P

3rd Wednesday: Book Club

Health Fair Thursday, June 27th 10A-12P Come join us! Learn more about staying healthy! Free BP checks & Glucose Checks Fall Risk & Balance Screenings Nutritional Tips & Smoothies Ways to save on Your Rx’s  Medicare Updates Phones Services for Hearing

Impaired and much more.

Last Monday: Birthday CelebrationDessert Following Lunch Last Wednesday: Day Trip TBA

Special Events & Presentations: June 7th: Honoring Cancer Survivors June 14th: Celebrating Father’s Day Game Day For Guys (and those that love them) 8A-11A June 27: Health Fair 10A

National Cancer Survivors Day is the first week in June. Help us honor those who have won the battle against cancer with their personal stories of courage and triumph.

Thursday, June 6th 10A-12P

Mondays in June, join Melissa & Center friends on Holden Beach at 7:30A.M. to walk, talk and enjoy the sand & surf. Sea shell collecting optional.

Game Day For Guys (And Those That Love Them) Friday, June 14th 8A-11A Participate in a day of fun games and friendly competition. We’ll have Cornhole, Bocce Ball, Ping Pong, Darts, Air Hockey Tournaments, and Horseshoes! Refreshments served.


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

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

Summer Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Celebrating...

Richard Meyer And Don Campbell win baskets at the indoor Easter Egg Hunt.

...at Supply

BSRI participants Ken Johnson, Diane James, and Leonard Peters (not pictured) win blue ribbons at the Brunswick County Senior Games & Silver Arts.

Long time volunteer Tai Chi instructor, Angela Scott, obtains her American Citizenship.

Thank you, Officer T.K. Nowell of the Brunswick County Crime Prevention Unit.

Officer T.K. Nowell (right), along with her canine crime fighter, educate the Supply seniors on how to protect themselves against fraud and scams.


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

STATE POINT MEDIA PUZZLE ANSWERS Puzzles on page 26

Activity Calendar June 2019 Subject to change

Tuesday

Thursday

4 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

6 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

11 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch 12:15 meet with Sandy

13 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

18 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

20 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

25 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

27 10:00 Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

June


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

JUNE

*Menus subject to change* Monday

Tuesday

3 Smoked sausage Peppers and onions White rice Tropical fruit Hot dog bun Mustard Milk 2%

4

10 Chicken rice bake Seasoned green beans Glazed carrots Pineapple tidbits Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

11 Baked spaghetti Green salad w/ dressing Buttered peas Strawberry applesauce Breadstick Parmesan cheese Milk 2%

17 Chicken alfredo w/ fettuccini Steamed broccoli Green salad w/ dressing Chocolate brownie 100 % fruit juice Milk 2%

18 Mexican casserole Fiesta corn Tropical fruit Cornbread Cinnamon roll Milk 2%

24 Stuffed pepper casserole Buttered corn Fruit cocktail Soft roll margarine Milk 2%

25 Baked chicken breast w/ mushroom gravy Broccoli au gratin Mashed potatoes Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2%

Chicken teriyaki Asian veggies Brown rice Vanilla pudding Mandarin oranges Soft roll Milk 2%

Wednesday 5 Baked pork chop w/ gravy Seasoned carrots Orzo w/ spinach, tomatoes & parmesan cheese Baked apples Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2% 12 Chicken salad sandwich w/ lettuce tomato Potato salad Mandarin oranges Potato chips Milk 2%

Thursday

Friday

6 Stuffed chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes Mixed steamed veggies Fruit salad Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

7 Swedish meatballs w/ gravy Buttered egg noodles Peas & carrots Hot spiced fruit Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2%

13 Sliced glazed ham Mashed sweet potatoes Green beans Peach cobbler Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

14 Pinto beans Mixed greens Mashed potatoes Cornbread Mixed berry cobbler Margarine Milk 2%

19 Meatballs w/ marinara sauce Whole wheat penne Green salad Dressing Breadstick Milk 2%

20 Chopped BBQ Cole slaw Potato wedges Baked cinnamon apples Hamburger bun Milk 2%

21 Baked lemon pepper fish Mixed veggies Mac and cheese Banana Fruit cobbler Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

26 Country style steak w/ gravy Succotash Potatoes au gratin Chocolate chip cookie Margarine Milk 2%

27 Vegetable lasagna Green salad w/ dressing Chilled pears Chocolate pudding Breadstick 100% fruit juice Milk 2%

28 Chicken pot pie Green beans Biscuit Blueberry crisp Margarine Milk 2%

JUNE


Trips

Travel with Collette with a wonderful group of people to explore the Danube through ancient canals! See history and beauty close and personal on this luxurious, allinclusive, guided tour. Park your car at our Supply Senior Center and be transported to Wilmington airport where Collette travel professionals meet you and guide you along the rest of your trip! Seat availability determined upon inquiry. Dates: September 25th-October 5th Rates: Lower Outside Double: $5,049 Upper Outside Double: $6,099 Price includes 11 days-24 meals– airport transportation and more! Call for more information- (910) 754-2300 Sarah Powell Another experience with Collette offered through BSRI group travel. Take a special trip to see the Danube covered in charming Christmas traditions! See castles light up as you pass by on a quaint, luxurious vessel, with your friends. Seat availability determined upon inquiry. Dates: December 8th-16th Rates: Lower Outside Double: $3,999 Upper Outside Double: $4,799 Price includes 9 days-19 meals– airport transportation and more! Call for more information- (910) 754-2300 Sarah Powell

We will also be partnering with a new tour group out of Savannah to offer some more smaller domestic, guided tours. So let us do the research for you! Tell us where you want to go and we will work with the professionals to create a custom, guided, all inclusive motor coach tour. Email suggestions for 2020 trips to Sarah Powell at spowell@bsrinc.org or call (910) 754-2300.


Brunswick senior Buzz

June 2019

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Not all hospices are the same.

To find out if you or someone you love qualifies for hospice or palliative care, call 800.207.6908 or visit LCFH.org.

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