Brunswick Senior Buzz June 2020

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Brunswick Senior Buzz THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE OF BRUNSWICK SENIOR RESOURCES INC.

June 2020

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Contents

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CONTENTS Letter from Calabash ................................. 5 BSRI News ........................................... 6-9, 39 Volunteers ................................................... 10 Best Bites ...................................................... 12 Read All About It ....................................... 14 In the Garden ............................................. 15 Living Together ......................................... 16 SHIIP .............................................................. 22 Puzzles .......................................................... 30 Helping Vets with Isolation ................... 34 Lunch Menu ................................................ 38

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SENIOR SITE CALENDARS

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Ash .................................................................. 17 Boiling Spring Lakes ................................. 18 Calabash ....................................................... 19 Leland ........................................................... 23 Oak Island .................................................... 26 Shallotte ........................................................ 27 Southport .................................................... 31 Supply ........................................................... 35

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

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. 3620 Express Dr., P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459

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(910) 754-9269 Fax Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. · Justin Benoy, Project Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator · Mallory Balice, Program Specialist BSRI C

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· Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Courtney Bledsoe, Calabash · Holley Norris, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Mike Blandino, Town Creek · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Jade Robinson, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland

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

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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BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ Cover photographer Michelle Tinger moved to Sunset Beach from Albany, N.Y. with her husband 12 years ago. “The beauty of this area is what inspired me to take on photography as a serious hobby,” she says. Michelle is a member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and par cularly enjoys photographing wildlife and natural landscapes.

Contributors

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BSRI STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Annamarie Pluhar, M.Div., an award‐ winning speaker and trainer, is the founder and president of Sharing Housing, Inc. She advocates for older adults, especially singles, to have a “home‐mate,” someone with whom they can share a home to reduce costs and enjoy the company, community, coopera on, and comfort. She is the author of Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. Read Annamarie’s story on page 16 and learn more at www.sharinghousing.com. 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. On page 15, Pat looks at a selec on of white flowers to cheer up the home garden. Donna Ruth Morgan volunteers with Friends of the Library in Southport and Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes Library Commission, Brunswick County Library Board of Trustees, and the N.C. Friends of the Public Library. She inherited a love of reading and shares that same enjoyment with her four children and three grandchildren. Donna looks at books on nature, trees, and plants on page 14. Taylor Kurosad majors in public health at University of North Carolina Wilmington and interns for Wellness Program Manager Mallory Balice. “I have learned so much about nutri on and developing wellness programs,” Taylor says. She lives in Wrightsville Beach and hopes to move to the coast of California and go on to graduate school in public health or epidemiology. See Taylor’s health and food stories on pages 12 and 13.

Ellen Kleinerman If you’re a regular at the Brunswick Center at Calabash, you will recognize Ellen Kleinerman’s friendly face. Ellen is an administrative assistant and she meets and greets Calabash participants at the front desk. Ellen loves working at the center because she can make a difference. Her first job was at the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office—she’s been an official greeter for some time! Ellen’s first car was a 1957 Chevy. She has four beautiful cats and a tendency to stay up too late watching good movies on Netflix. “Ellen has a special way of making everyone feel like family here,” Director Courtney Bledsoe says. “She takes the time to get to know our participants and greets them by name when they visit. We are so grateful to have her on our team!”


Letter from Calabash

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The Power of Connection

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am sure by now you have heard the key steps for optimal heath: Eat well, exercise often, drink plenty of water and get ample rest. We can live a healthy lifestyle by practicing these habits and routines.

Photo by Michelle Tinger

“I guess this is an appropriate photo for the Senior Buzz!” says cover photographer Michelle Tinger. “I got the shot in a whole field full of sunflowers in Longwood just off of 904. Not only do the flowers a ract bees, but also swallowtails and finches (among other things, I am sure),” she says.

But one crucial component for healthy living is often forgotten: human connection. Of course, we know human connection and socialization are of paramount importance when we are considering mental health, but there are also proven benefits to your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. One study done by Steve Cole, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of human social genomics, showed that those who make efforts to have social connections have stronger immune function, recover

Courtney Bledsoe, Director The Brunswick Center at Calabash

from disease faster, and often live longer. These physical benefits paired with the benefits of higher self-esteem, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and CONNECT, con nued on page 6

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org (910) 622-1036 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Courtney Bledsoe, Taylor Kurosad, Mike McGurn, Donna Ruth Morgan, Patrick Naughton, Annamarie Pluhar, Sarah Powell, Jennifer Sherman, René Tarquinio CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Courtney Bledsoe, Jillian Hardin, Tyler Hardy, Teresa Nelson, Sarah Powell, Michelle Tinger ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin alangin@bsrinc.org Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org © 2019 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

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Photo by Tyler Hardy Director Courtney Bedsoe, le , and Assistant Director Holley Norris don fes ve beachwear to greet the line of folks for curbside meal pickup at the Brunswick Center at Calabash. Contribu ons for congregate meals are always welcome: bsrinc.org/donate/. Bon appe t!


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Letter from Calabash

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Photo by Jillian Hardin

From le are Brunswick Center at Calabash volunteer Flo Pflaster (see page 11),along with Calabash staff members Tyler Hardy, Carol Scho er, Holley Norris, Rene Tarquinio, Ellen Kleinerman, and Courtney Bledsoe.

Center at Calabash and all the BSRI a proclivity to trust and feel compassion, all support the importance senior centers for adapting to these circumstances and finding alternative of connectedness. ways to be together, even while A New Routine physically apart. We know our In recent months, more than ever, participants need their community of the power of human connection has friends, volunteers, and “chosen been demonstrated. We have missed family” to stay healthy and positive. routines like grabbing a bite to eat with In addition to continuing nutrition friends, attending a church service, or programs by providing curbside taking a group fitness class. The daycongregate lunch and no-contact to-day reality of staying home and home-delivered meals, we have also social distancing to prevent the spread organized food drives for our most of Covid-19 has forced us to find new vulnerable clients, facilitated phone ways to connect. reassurance programs, distributed care I want to take a moment to and activity packets, mailed handcommend the dedicated teams of staff written cards of encouragement, and volunteers here at the Brunswick

streamed virtual fitness classes, and so much more. Hopefully, we have developed new practices and skills that we can take into the future to strengthen our social relationships and experiences. For me, I have learned to truly appreciate things I once took for granted like visiting a friend, hugging a family member, or just shaking hands with a new acquaintance. I believe, now more than ever, that a full, happy, and healthy life lies in the ability to share it with others. Courtney Bledsoe, Director The Brunswick Center at Calabash


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BSRI Names New Assistant Director

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lair Stanley has been named assistant director at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. “I've been working at the Shallotte Center as the Nutrition Coordinator for two years and I'm so excited to transition to my new role,” Stanley says. She has five years of management experience and more than 10 years providing customer service as an essential worker. Stanley is from the foothills of North Carolina and has lived in Holden Beach for 12 years. She enjoys reading, listening to music,

going to the beach, and taking her dog Harper for walks. She is very active in her church and is the lead female vocalist in its praise and worship band. She’s involved in her community and before working at BSRI, volunteered to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors. “My passion is serving and helping others in any way I can to improve their well-being and happiness,” Stanley says. “I am honored to work at BSRI and look forward to serving seniors in this new position.”

ORCA Helps Seniors Receive Meals on Wheels Ocean Ridge Charities Association, Inc. (ORCA) donated $350 to BSRI for the Meals on Wheels Program. ORCA is a neighborhood charity located in Ocean Ridge Plantation, established in 2010 to provide Brunswick County nonprofit organizations with financial assistance to support their mission. For more information about ORCA and the charities they support, go to www.orcharities.org/.

Thank you, ORCA, for your support for our seniors!

RIGHT: Ron Sorice is a member of Ocean Ridge Chari es Associa on, Inc. (ORCA) and has been appointed BSRI’s liaison. ORCA recently donated $350 to BSRI’s Meals on Wheels program.

BSRI Welcomes Contributions for Curbside Congregate Meals Contributions are always welcome for congregate meals, now being distributed curbside. Your contribution makes it possible for us to provide meals and services for everyone who is in need. Your contribution is greatly appreciated! Contributions may be given at meal pickup or online.

https://bsrinc.org/donate/

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BSRI Thrift Stores Reopen!

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BSRI Thrift Stores Reopen Online Shopping is Available Too By Mike McGurn Thrift Stores Operations Manager

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oth our Calabash and Shallotte thrift stores have reopened and are currently accepting donations and scheduling donation pickups. The stores are fully stocked with great items of all kinds, many of which were brought during our Spring Inventory changeover right before we closed in March. Since then, we’ve been busy cleaning and sanitizing the stores and putting in place accommodations to meet all required guidelines.

To Protect Others, Please Wear a Mask

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

We are happy to be able to welcome everyone back in our stores and we’re excited to see you all again. For the time being, we kindly ask that shoppers wear masks while in our stores. We have installed plexiglass shields at our registers and hand sanitizer dispensers at the front of both stores for your safety and convenience. We hope you get a chance to stop in soon to check out our amazing inventories and take advantage or our great buys! If you can’t get out, or still prefer to limit your contact with others, you can now shop with us online by going to our website, www.bsrincthrift.org. Our online store has hundreds of items, and you can see the best merchandise from both stores conveniently in one place right from home. Be sure to check our online store for our latest arrivals and even more great deals!


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Operation Fan Heat Relief Cools Off Area Seniors In May, the Area Agency on Aging allocated $396 to Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. for the purchase of fans to help keep seniors cool this summer. “We hope this enables you to purchase fans soon and get them into the hands of seniors that need them before the heat becomes oppressive,” said Aging Program Specialist Ginny Brinson. Since 1986, Duke Energy Progress, Duke

Energy Carolinas, and Dominion Resources have made contributions to Area Agencies on Aging to purchase fans in support of Operation Fan Heat Relief, to provide a more comfortable environment and reduce heat-related illnesses for older adults and adults with disabilities. Need a fan? Call the case manager at your nearest Brunswick County senior center for assistance.

Special Needs Registry Set to Grow to Meet Needs

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any Brunswick County residents are aware of the Special Needs Registry, which has been active for the past decade and is managed by the Brunswick County Emergency Services Department. However, it wasn’t until October 2019 that the first full-time employee was hired for identifying our vulnerable population. Kelley Currie is the Access and Functional Needs Coordinator for Brunswick County. She is growing the county’s Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Program. The Special Needs (or AFN) Registry is a main component of the AFN Program. Federal regulations require that we identify residents with access or functional needs so we can help this population with personal emergency planning. Kelley has been working in North Carolina municipal administration for the past 15 years. After serving as Calabash town clerk for 10 years, she moved to Union County. Although she enjoyed working for the Town of Waxhaw, Kelley’s

extended family and the ocean were calling her home. Emergency management was a major function of Kelley’s responsibilities at both Calabash and Waxhaw. Last July, when she saw the posting for the new AFN Coordinator, she knew it would be a position that could feed her passions for emergency management and helping people. Kelley, her husband, and their four children feel blessed to be back home in Brunswick County. Kelley is excited to build upon the foundation created by those who began and fostered the AFN Program. N.C. estimates that half its population has an access or functional need; this could mean upwards of 60,000 residents for Brunswick County. Kelley is eager to meet the challenge of growing the AFN Registry (about 850 residents currently) to be more in line with the state’s estimate, and to enhance the coverage of the AFN Program.

Residents can sign up for the AFN Registry online from the Emergency Services page of the Brunswick County website: www.brunswickcountync.gov/ emergency/ or by contacting Kelley Currie at (910) 253-2850 or kelley.currie@brunswick countync.gov.

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heartfelt thanks is in order for our volunteers! We have had volunteers step up during this crisis. It has been no small task to undergo these changes to our day-to-day operations. Our volunteers have stayed with us, checked in to see how they could help, and new volunteer applications are still coming in from the community. We are flooded with the basic human greatness all around us. Our community has banded together and continued to move forward with live as best they can. Even during trying times, volunteers showing up has been the highlight to remind us of why we are able to move forward with our mission.

Our Volunteers have been such an amazing help this year, These are the total hours of volunteer time served at each center! Brunswick Center at Calabash- 7,970.68 volunteer hours Brunswick Center at Leland- 4,972.6 volunteer hours Brunswick Center at Southport- 4,966.18 volunteer hours Calabash Thrift- 4,796.98 volunteer hours Brunswick Center at Shallotte- 4,645.09 volunteer hours Brunswick Center at Supply- 4,195.65 volunteer hours Shallotte Thrift- 540.55 volunteer hours

Volunteers Needed: In preparation for our busiest summer months we are opening up spots for additional Meals on Wheels volunteers who will be backup drivers. We will also have spots available for once-a-week delivery drivers. Find out more about this engaging volunteer opportunity by going to the volunteer role descriptions on our website. https://bsrinc.org/volunteer-position-descriptions/ Contact Sarah Powell, BSRI Volunteer Coordinator at: spowell@bsrinc.org to find out how easy it is to join our team! Online applications can be filled out on our website, www.bsrinc.org/volunteer Or you can call (910) 880-2777


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Volunteer Spotlight

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On the Line for Curbside Congregate Meals Deputy Su on and BSRI Volunteer Flo Pflaster direct traffic as par cipants pick up lunch at the Brunswick Center at Calabash.

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f it’s lunchtime on a Monday at the Brunswick Center at Calabash, BSRI congregate lunch participants will see Florence (Flo) Pflaster plating and serving lunches. A familiar face to many, she’s been volunteering at Calabash since the location opened. Although the Calabash center is currently closed, Pflaster is still involved with lunches for seniors. Nowadays she packs and distributes meals and directs traffic as participants pick up lunch curbside.

Asked why she volunteers, Pflaster says it’s a way to give back to the community, and her health service background makes it easy to see why she cares. A retired nursing administrator, Pflaster spent her career working with disabled children and young adults.

Pflaster loves being with people and can’t wait for the Center at Calabash to safely reopen. In addition to volunteer work, Pflaster keeps busy playing mah-jongg and welcoming newcomers to Carolina Shores, where she and her husband have lived for about 15 years.

In addition to her BSRI role, Pflaster volunteers with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, a hospice organization. She also serves on her community’s care team, helping neighbors with tasks like meals, transportation, errands, and more.

Enthusiastic travelers, Pflaster and her husband also look forward to seeing family and exploring new locales once it’s safe to do so again. They would like to return to Japan, where two of their grandchildren live.

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Healthy Living

By Taylor Kurosad

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une is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder of the brain that causes dementia, a degeneration of mental functions that ultimately results in memory loss and confusion. About four million people in the U.S. have the disease and it is the most common cause of dementia. Being a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or another degenerative brain disorder can be challenging. Understanding the person with the disease is a good place to start. Being knowledgeable about the reasons behind a patient’s actions can help the caregiver. People living with Alzheimer’s may have severe

anxiety about daily life which might be reflected through the repetition of questions. They may be agitated and unable to control their feelings, anger, or actions. Other common changes include paranoia, acting uninterested, and wandering away from home.

Here are coping strategies for caregivers that the National Institute on Aging suggests:

Learn more about Alzheimer’s and coping strategies at:

Miscommunication will be frequent; expecting and accepting this is vital.

Help ease communication challenges by being very clear and simple when speaking.

Promote a positive environment with continuing conversations about the past and about people who are familiar and enjoyable.

Containing your frustration is important, so if you get discouraged, take a few deep breaths and count to 10. When more challenging situations arise, consult a doctor about treatment and coping approaches.

National Institute on Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/ managing-personality-and-behaviorchanges-alzheimers UCSF Health https://www.ucsfhealth.org/ education/coping-strategies-foralzheimers-disease-caregivers Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/


Best Bites

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Tasty Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps These lettuce wraps use lettuce leaves in place of bread. Try bibb lettuce, iceberg, or romaine leaves. 2 medium chopped bell peppers 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 3 cloves chopped garlic 1 lb. ground turkey 2 Tbsp. fish sauce ¼ cup chopped cilantro 3 Tbsp. lime juice Lettuce cups and hot sauce to taste In a pan, cook the bell peppers in vegetable oil for 3 minutes on medium-high and then add garlic. Add ground turkey and fish sauce and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat.

Add cilantro and lime juice. Serve in lettuce cups.

FOOD ITEM OF THE MONTH

HEALTH TRIVIA Q: What is the best thing to drink to keep you hydrated? A: Water

“Every year should teach you something valuable; whether you get the lesson is up to you. Every year brings you closer to expressing your whole and healed self.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Nutrition Facts: 250 calories, 24g protein. 8g carbohydrates, 2g fiber

Cherries One cup of pitted cherries has: 97 calories 25g carbohydrates 20g sugar 2g protein Benefits: Cherries are full of antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory effects, and help fight off chronic illnesses. Cherries are also one of the few foods that contain melatonin which is a hormone that help you sleep.


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Read All About It

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Connect with Nature in June Reading By Donna Ruth Morgan

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e may be spending a lot of time at home, but it’s a big world out there. Delve into the natural world with this month’s books, which include personal journeys, overarching impacts, and suggestions for improving your own back yard. Eerily prescient Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (2020) summarizes four years of globetrotting—Ireland to South Dakota to New Zealand to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Author Mark O’Connell, a proud socialist, interacted with a variety of people who desire to live untethered from society—whether isolationist doomsday preppers or would-be Mars colonists—to understand reasons for their drastic beliefs. Nutshell review: Fears of life falling apart are tempered by optimism that we can reconnect with each other and our natural world. The theme of Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy (2020) is the Homegrown National Park each of us can create to help nature restore itself. Imagine being part of not only stopping but possibly reversing ecological damage! Stories of habitat and species rejuvenation and an uplifting vision of private yards neighborhoods, suburbs,

and even cities connecting together will arouse your “green” instincts. Nutshell review: Add this to your permanent collection for resources and ideas. Richard Powers’ 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning book is a mash-up of short stories connecting people and trees, intertwined with a polemic about the destruction of the environment. I first read The Overstory due to its award status; my re-read, sandwiched between nonfiction nature books, was more illuminating of human impact on the earth. The author’s passion for nature is sullied by his elitism, arrogance, and onedimensional characters. Nutshell review: Though I loved the information about tree habitats, I hated the smug, almost sanctimonious presentation. This was our first guide to North Carolina nature when we bought our home here. Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden (2014) by Dr. Larry Mellichamp, Professor of Botany/Horticulture at UNC Charlotte, shares expertise on native trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers for home landscapes. Beautiful photographs, easily-understood précis of local habitats, and a ratings system are valuable for any gardener, novice to experienced. Nutshell review: The perfect coffee-table book to repeatedly reference for creative encouragement and sheer enjoyment.

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: This is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain


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In the Garden

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Add White to Make Your Garden a Happy Place By Pat Naughton

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olors evoke emotions. A garden is a place to escape and relax. It should include colors that evoke serenity. It can be comforting by itself or mixed with soft pastels. White goes with everything and even brings out the bold colors of other plants. White flowers stand out anytime, day or night. Many night-bloomers are very fragrant which gives them an added bonus. Moonflowers are a fragrant, easy-to-grow vine with large white flowers that open in late afternoon. Some other nightbloomers are Angel’s Trumpet, four o’clocks, and nicotiana. To incorporate white flowers into the garden, start by using them as a border. White ianthus, lantana, flowering vinca, or agapanthus can be used along a path. Place flowering plants behind them and watch those colors stand out. Coleus, petunias, and salvias are a few of the plants that pop when planted next to a white-flowered plant. Evergreens look great with white flowers planted in front of them. White plants don’t compete, they

Photo by Karen Dorse

Moonflower

Shasta daisy

add to the garden. Soft foliage plants like Dusty Miller or artemesia provide a soothing effect when planted next to white flowers. White roses are a beautiful addition to the garden. Roses can be added to provide interest and to break up the monotony in the garden. White roses bring out emotions. They represent purity, innocence, and youthfulness.

Containers for White Flowers White flowers are also great when used in containers. There are many easy-to-grow white annuals. You can buy them by the six-pack or grow them from seed. Try sweet alyssum, cleome, nicotiana, zinnias, begonias, snapdragons, and petunias. White geraniums do well in containers in a protected area in Zone 8. There are many white-flowering shrubs available. Azaleas, camellias, oakleaf hydrangea, flowering quince, viburnum, gardenia, Rose of Sharon, and spirea are just a few.

Be sure to look for plants that bloom at different times during the season. Don’t forget the old favorites, like Shasta daisies, clematis, bacopa, angelonia, chrysanthemums, and calibrachoa.

Visit Brunswick County’s Celebration Garden The Brunswick County Botanical Garden in Bolivia has a completely white-flowering garden called the Celebration Garden. It’s a relaxing spot to sit during hot summer days. You can even plan a wedding or party in the garden. The Celebration Garden is located in the back of the Botanical Garden on the left. When the COVID restrictions allow, stop by and spend some time in this “happy place.” For any questions, call Brunswick County Extension 910-253-2610. Special thanks to Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Jeanne Pavero for contributing to this article.


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Sharing a Home

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Forced to Live Together: Lessons from Our Pets By Annamarie Pluhar

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ets are housemates that are forced to live together. They don’t get to choose. And while here at Sharing Housing we are all about teaching people how to choose whom they live with, there are lessons we can learn from our pets when we are in situations that aren’t perfect. I’ve been thinking about this as I observe our dog and our cat, who definitely did not choose to live together. It is clear that each would much prefer to be the only pet in the house!

Sasha Sasha, who is mostly a black Lab, came to live with us in late August. We adopted her from a local shelter where she had been for a month or so. She was surrendered with another dog by owners who could no longer afford to feed them. (Isn’t that sad?) She’s nine years old and a total sweetheart. We chose her because her breed is known to be good with cats and at the time, we had an older active cat. That cat never came home one night in late September.

Minka In late November, we adopted sixyear old Minka from a different local shelter. Her owner had died. She was described as a “nervous Nellie” who needed a quiet home. Well, two sixty-somethings who work at home is pretty quiet. So, we brought her home. She then hid for three and half weeks, emerging only slowly.

How They Manage Sasha and Minka co-exist in the house. The way that they manage is how I imagine humans who are stuck living with each other might behave.

Minka and Sasha share some snuggle space —with a li le physical distance.

They are not friends but largely peaceable, leaving each other alone most of the time. They walk past each other. They choose different places to perch and sleep. Sometimes Minka will walk under Sasha. Sometimes, if Sasha is standing and a little too close to Minka sitting on the floor, Minka will hiss to get her to back off. Very occasionally, if Minka is on the floor and looks like she wants to jump on the couch with Sasha is lying, Sasha will growl and start to charge her. Neither animal’s protection of boundaries seems to have a long-lasting distancing effects. Sound like people?

Keeping it Equal Strangely for dogs and cats, it turns out that this cat is more interested in food than the dog is. The dog doesn’t always eat right away or finish her food. The cat, on the other hand, very much likes food. Minka is aware every time the dog gets fed; I’ve adapted her feeding schedule, so that she gets fed at the same time as Sasha. Also, when the Sasha is getting a treat, Minka shows up and expects one as well. She gets one. I work to make sure that I treat each equally and I’m sure they notice.

Sleeping They each have their special places to sleep, though the couches seem to be shared territory. Occasionally they are interested in each other. Minka will approach Sasha while she’s lying on the couch and sniff. Sometimes they go nose to nose. I am safe territory. If I’m on the couch, both animals will snuggle with me and their bodies will touch. They both love to have body contact. On the bed, they each take their own side. They may not have chosen to live together, but they are making accommodations, and I’m hoping in a year will cuddle together without me.

Humans? There are analogies for us humans, especially when we are forced to live together. Housemates, like Sasha and Minka, can go about their home life without necessarily interacting. In my experience, the place housemates encounter each other is in the kitchen, preparing food. As home-mates adapt to sharing a kitchen there might be some analogy to the growling and hissing of Minka and Sasha. Much better to be human and to use words! Before agreeing to live


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Ash Senior Site / Sharing a Home together, talk through how the kitchen is to be shared. In fact, have a thorough conversation about how you will live together. Use this interviewing worksheet. Having that conversation will clarify right away if you have similar or different expectations. Much better to know what to expect before you agree to live together. That can minimize any growling and hissing. That said, nothing is perfect and it’s completely possible that one or the other of you might want to growl. Please don’t. Use words and speak up. One of our principles for living well with others is, “Do it while it is easy.” Another one (there are only four) is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This golden rule is about making minor adaptations that create comfort for your housemate and therefore yourself. (And if you want to learn more about this all you might read the book, Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates.) Minka and Sasha, though forced to live together, are growing comfortable with one another. I think the same is possible for home-mates. Annamarie Pluhar advocates for people to share housing for the benefits of cost, company, help and sustainability. For more information, go to Sharing Housing, Inc.

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

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

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Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site

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

JUNE 2020

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

June 2020

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

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2 8:45am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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

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

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

8:45am Clogging 11am Belville Nature Trail & Picnic Lunch 6:30pm Line Dance Club

8:45am Clogging 11am Brunch & BINGO 6:30pm Line Dance Club

8:45am Clogging 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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

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

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

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

10am Mah Jong 11am Lunch & Movie: The Green Mile 6pm All Levels Yoga

10am Mah Jong 11am Lunch Bunch: Something Fishy in ILM 6pm All Levels Yoga

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

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

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


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The Brunswick Center at Calabash

10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

JUNE DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

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DAILY “Drop In” Ac vi es: Reading, Adult Coloring, Coffee w/Friends, Fitness Room, Table Games, Kni ng/Croche ng & more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time

Country 8:45 Zumba GOLD 8:00 Zumba $3 9:15 9:00 TCF Chair 10:30 20/20/20 Class $6 60 ppl max. 10:30 9:15 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max. 10:00 Gentle Pilates $3 8:00

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Are you receiving Center notifications via Regroup? If not, call us and give us your contact info. You may be contacted via email, phone call, and/or text. We send class offerings, resources, Center updates, and more. Help us help you stay informed!


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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

Check out links below broken up by category. You can view them all at once, but we recommend breaking them up and checking them off throughout the month of June. We hope you enjoy! Reading • Music for Reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkMSoKfIjU • 50 Books Everyone Should Read https://thegreatestbooks.org/ Health & Wellness • Virtual offerings https://bsrinc.org/calabash/ • Drumming: Grab some drum sticks (or sticks), play a song, & drum to the beat while you’re singing along & having fun! https://bsrinc.org/calabash/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p0OS1IWgwM • Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJH6_ZbgeWQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W19PdslW7iw • Best Foods for Vitamins & Minerals https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-best-foods-for-vitamins-and-minerals • DIY Face Masks for all Skin Types https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a29506753/homemade-face-masks-diy-recipes/ Organization • https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/how-organize-your-life-10-habits-really-organized-people.html • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB_VjS8TULw Movies/Shows • See what’s at Redbox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB_VjS8TULw • Top 100 Movies of all Time (on Rotten Tomatoes, you can also see ratings of other movies & series) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/ Recycling 101 • https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Updated-Recycling-Brochure.pdf Make Sleep Mats for Homeless from Grocery Bags (which are not recyclable) • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr_WHW_tGSE Need a good laugh? • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB4CCHHYOqY • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUNUnvdmKhs • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h5mwoTwDBk • Crossword Puzzles https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games/universal-daily-crossword (Hit the play button) • Learn how to do the Carolina Shag! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdadn1iT_58


JUNE 2020 10050 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467 910-754-7427

The Brunswick Center at Calabash Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

Stay posi ve & know it won’t be much longer un l we are all back together. But un l then, here at some flashback photos!

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SHIIP

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Medicare Coverage and Coronavirus

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riginal Medicare-covered services related to coronavirus include:

Coronavirus testing Your doctor can bill Medicare for this test beginning April 1 for testing provided after February 4, 2020. You will owe nothing for the laboratory test and related provider visits (no deductible, coinsurance, or copayment). This applies to both Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans.

Virtual check-ins Virtual check-ins can be used to communicate with your doctor and assess whether you should go to the office for an in-person visit. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact your plan to learn about its costs and coverage.

Telehealth benefits A telehealth service is a full visit with your doctor using video technology. During the public health emergency, Medicare covers hospital and doctors’ office visits, mental health counseling, preventive health screenings, and other visits via telehealth for all people with Medicare. You can access these benefits at home or in health care settings. You may owe standard cost-sharing (like a coinsurance or copayment) for these services, but contact your provider to learn more. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact your plan to learn about its costs and coverage.

Prescription refills If you want to refill your prescriptions early so you have extra medication on hand, contact your

Part D drug plan. Your plan should remove restrictions that stop you from refilling most prescriptions too soon. During the emergency, all Medicare Advantage and Part D plans must cover up to a 90-day supply of a drug when you ask for it. However, plans cannot provide a 90day supply of a drug if it has certain restrictions on the amount that can be safely provided. These restrictions are called safety edits, and they commonly apply to opioids. Medicare also covers other medically necessary services, such as inpatient and outpatient hospital care or skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. If you think you are being discharged from a hospital or SNF too soon, you can appeal that decision. Call your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIIP) for help. Contact information for your SHIIP is below. Medicare Advantage Plans must cover everything that Original Medicare does, but they can do so with different costs and restrictions.

How to access care during a public health emergency During a public health emergency, Medicare Advantage and Part D plans must work to maintain access to health care services and prescription drugs.

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Allow you to receive health care services at out-of-network doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other facilities

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Charge in-network cost-sharing amounts for services received out-of-network

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Waive referral requirements

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Suspend rules requiring you to tell the plan before getting certain kinds of care or prescription drugs, if failing to contact the plan ahead of time could raise costs or limit access to care

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Cover formulary Part D drugs filled at out-of-network pharmacies

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Cover the maximum supply of your refill at your request

Contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIIP) if you need help understanding what Medicare covers and how to access care. Please contact René Tarquinio or Marilou Smith at (910) 754-2300.


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The Brunswick Center at Leland

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

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

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

Join us for some Virtual Fun! Interested in Keeping Fit? Join Us for FUN FIT FRIDAY! Tune in to Jade, Cer fied Therapeu c Recrea on Specialist (CTRS) and Mallory, Nutri onist every Friday

30 minute exercise along with nutri onal advice that will be posted on Facebook along with the BSRI website www.bsrinc.org! June is Elder Abuse Preven on Month! Elder Abuse Can Take Many Forms:

Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect by a Caregiver Self Neglect Exploitation Financial Exploitation including Frauds and Scams To Make a Report Call Your Local Department of Social Services BRUNSWICK COUNTY (910) 253‐2077

Virtual Wellness Educa on Support Group Tuesday, 6/17/2020, 10:30a This Month’s Topic: Virtual Wellness Check In In Honor of this June mee ng being Our first virtual hosted mee ng! Check our Facebook Page for more details.

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

JUNE 2020 Center Hours Mondays 8a - 5p Tues - Fri 8a - 4p

Thank You!

Many thanks to ALL who have spread kindness by writing cards & filing them with love!

Kindness Rocks Tutorial Wanting to spread additional kindness in the simplest way possible?! You Will Need: Rock or Rocks Coloring Utensils A Good Mood A Drop of Inspiration

Step 1: Prepare the rock, cleaning if needed. Step 2: Cover rock with white paint (acrylic paint works best) Step 3: Add some color Now’s your time to get creative! Step 4: With black or another easily visible color, write your favorite phrase. Step 5: Place kindness rock in a place for it to be found (around neighborhood, mailbox, park, etc.)


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Introduction to Gardening Planting a garden can be a wonderful hobby. Gardening is a great gentle physical activity that can help keep you moving and healthy. This is a good way for an active, busy, or stressed-out person to take some time to relax and get back in touch with nature. Gardening is also a fabulous family activity: You’ll get to spend some quality time with loved ones while gaining knowledge about nature! Planting a flower or vegetable garden can be a challenging and overwhelming task if you have never gardened before but skills like decision-making and patience can be learned through gardening!

Let’s Discuss... Were you, or a family member or friend, ever into gardening? What are some other benefits of gardening that you can think of? Would you want to be a part of a Virtual Gardening Club with Jade, Assistant Center Director?

IF YES, send Jade an email at jrobinson@bsrinc.org or call (910) 754-7701. She cannot wait to hear from you and share additional garden stories and tips!


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Oak Island Senior Site

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 Call 910-278-3622 or 278-6552 910-754-2300 for Reservations

JUNE 2020

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

June 21st Senior Activity Calendar June 2020 Monday

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1 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

2 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

3 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

4 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

8 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

9 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

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

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

15 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

16 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

17 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

18 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

22 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 29 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

23 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

24 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

25 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

30 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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bo Register 6/3 Nona Gabany 6/7 Shelvy Pasour 6/8 Karen West 6/23 Myra Elam 6/27 Annie Love 6/27 Wilma Alsup 6/28


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Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

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EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy doughnuts.. And that’s kind of the same thing”~ Anonymous 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner/ Intermediate 10:30 Line Dancing 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/ Dean

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

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

10:00 Beginner Bridge 10:00 Tabata w/Shelley 10:00 Intermediate/ Advanced Line Dancing 11:00 Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/ Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bridge 1:00 Shopping

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

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

9:00 Pilates w/Angela 10:00 Tabata w/Shelley 10:00 Brains & Balance ($5) 11:30 11:30 12:15 12:00

BP Checks Lunch Bingo Movie 4th Friday of the month

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Shallo e MONDAY

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3 National Egg Day

4 Cheese Day!!

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Juneteenth!

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Contributions Always Welcome

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The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 1002

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Teresa Nelson, Center Director Blair Stanley, Assistant Director

Online Activities https://lichess.org/ https://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/ scrabble-online-free.htmlhttps:// games.aarp.org/games/bridge

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/ museums-galleries/museums-with-virtualtours https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/ travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

Center Hours: Wednesday Mon., Tues., 7:00am Thurs., Friday 4:00pm 7:00am - 3:00pm

June 21st is Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads and grandpas! June Facts: National Candy month  National migraine and headache awareness month  National camping month  National Soul Food month  National Men’s health month  The birthstone for June is Pearl or Moonstone 

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/ museums-galleries/museums-with-virtualtours

Get Connected Tea with Teresa, Center Director, June 26. Bring your questions, concerns, ideas, and feedback!

https://www.heraldtribune.com/zz/ entertainment/20200320/coronavirus-freemovies-shows-and-audiobooks-to-streamwhile-youre-self-quarantining

Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to tnelson@bsrinc.org. *We never share or sell your email.*

Poetry Corner I remember Daddy´s hands, working 'til they bled. Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed. If I could do things over, I´d live my life again. And never take for granted the love in Daddy´s hands. Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´. Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong. Daddy´s hands, weren't always gentle But I've come to understand. There was always love in Daddy´s hands.


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The Brunswick Center at Shallotte —An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence—

3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 1002

Teresa Nelson, Center Director Blair Stanley, Assistant Director

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Center Hours: Wednesday Mon., Tues., 7:00am Thurs., Friday 4:00pm 7:00am - 3:00pm

Dolly Parton once said, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you go a put up with the rain.” In light of the current pandemic, the Shallo e staff want to share this nice reminder that it can’t rain forever and once the storm is over we will see beauty again. Stay happy, healthy, and safe. We miss you all and can’t wait to open our doors back up! Thank you so much to Jordan Lancaster with Southeastern Chris an Academy for making 75 Easter cards for our homebound seniors!

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Our curbside pickup program is serving roughly 85 seniors 5 meals each Monday rain or shine! Call 910-754-2300 (ext: 1018) to reserve your meals by 10 AM the Friday prior to your pickup day. We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe and out of the stores as much as possible!

We would like to give a very special thank you to our community, Publix, and Brunswick Family Assistance for bringing in food dona ons, to our amazing volunteers for packing food boxes, and to Brunswick Transit System for delivering the food boxes.


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STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: FAIRY TALE CREATURES

ACROSS 1. *Like many mythical creatures 6. Second mo. 9. Spill the beans 13. Convex molding 14. "___ the President's Men" 15. Ankle support, e.g. 16. Make a logical con‐ nec on 17. *E.T.'s cra ? 18. Des Moines na ve 19. *Fire‐breather 21. *Household spirit 23. Tucker of "Modern Family" 24. Antonym of is 25. *Grimm's Queen ____ 28. Tailor‐made 30. Showing on TV 35. "All's well that ____ well" 37. Golly! 39. Punctua on mark 40. Seaport in Yemen 41. Hitching post? 43. Addi onally 44. Poison ivy or Poison oak 46. One more than The Beatles 47. Hold as a convic on 48. *Mrs. Po s or her son Chip 50. Andrew Sean Greer's 2017 Pulitzer‐winner nov‐ el 52. Toast choice 53. Jack and Jill's water jug 55. "____ Now or Never" 57. *Horse's cousin 61. *One of the seven dwarfs 64. Asce c holy Hindu 65. HHS agency 67. Rela ng to #25 Across 69. Banana treat 70. Go bad

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71. Australian canid 72. Lou of "Walk on the Wild Side" fame 73. Card in the hole? 74. "The Forsyte ____," pl.

DOWN 1. Wisecrack 2. Like a zealous fan 3. Regular a endee 4. Hipbone‐related 5. Cuban music genre, pl. 6. *Half‐man, half‐goat 7. *Santa's helper 8. Splotches 9. Arch on a face 10. Croquet turf 11. Popular smoothie ber‐ ry 12. Well, to Sofia Loren 15. Rela ng to living or‐ ganisms 20. Opposite of alpha 22. Gene c ini als 24. Parents hope to do this with values 25. *Beauty's beau 26. Empower 27. Dropsy 29. *Big Bad One 31. Yellow brick one 32. Feeling worse than before 33. *Like Curious George 34. *Garden dweller 36. Finger move 38. Moneyed one 42. Pine product 45. Choose not to do something, 2 words 49. Toni Morrison's "____ Baby" 51. 1862 plots, for short 54. Prefix for below 56. Old photo color 57. Stalin's domain 58. Back of the neck 59. Not ac ve 60. Past tense of chide 61. Fill beyond full 62. Sound of passing bul‐ let 63. *Baba ____ 66. *Who Bugs Bunny talks to? 68. Numbers, abbr.

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CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates

The Brunswick Center at Southport

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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 8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 12:15 1:00 1:00 2:15 6:30

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

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

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

9:00 Watercolor $ 9:30 Geri‐Fit 9:30 Tai Chi Forms $ 10:00 Shanghai Rummy 10:30 Tai Chi $ 10:45 You Can Do It 12:15 Bible Study 12:30 Silver Samurai $ 12:30 A ernoon Movie 2:15 Fit and Strong

8:30 9:00 9:00 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 1:00 2:00 2:00

Yoga & Pilates Boxing $ Advanced German Geri‐Fit Quil ng and Cra ing Group Knit & Chain Bible Study Cardio Strength and Core $ Cardio Dance and Core $ Beginning Line Dance Int./ Advanced Line Dance HIIT $

8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00

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

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

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Stroke Support Group 1:00pm

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

The Brunswick Center at Southport ~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

A Day in the Life—Southport Nutrition

Hats Off to our Volunteers!

We certainly couldn’t do it without them, but these four have been pulling over me at the Southport Center, and always with a smile! Pictured above le is Connie Keller, above right is Pa Mitchell, below le is Henry Bridgers, and below right is Noreene Duggan.

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


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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

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

Southport Happenings

Sharing our Bounty

Thank you to Brunswick Family Assistance for dona ng produce for our homebound people. The small amount that was too ripe for our people, we shared with our forest Friends!

Happy Birthday, Dear Amber!

We took me on May 6th to honor our very own Amber Ramsey with a birthday celebra on. Amber has been busy cooking tons of food in Southport daily, with love. Thank you, Amber!

East Bound and Down

Joyful Hearts!

Vaughn Hatley delivered food boxes to our fragile homebound people. We appreciate you, Vaughn!

Sherry Ross and Martha Hatley work on Mothers Day bags for our homebound mothers. Thanks, ladies!


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Puzzle Answers / Health News

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Helping Veterans and Active Duty Military Cope With Social Isolation more than 90 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers around the country and a large number of military bases, state veteran homes, and other locations where the need is great.

(StatePoint) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of veterans and active duty military personnel are on lockdown, many suffering from traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, or substance abuse. With the additional challenge of isolation, finding ways to combat depression, anxiety, and loneliness is critical. That’s why Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets), a nonprofit founded during the Vietnam War, has gone into overdrive, shipping more than 90,000 free craft kits since the beginning of the pandemic and creating a newly designed kit to help veterans make the masks they need to stay healthy and safe. Operating on the principle that not all medicine comes in a bottle, Heal Vets distributes kits in craft categories like masks, leatherwork, models, woodwork, jewelry, paintby-numbers, needlecrafts, poster art, scrapbooks, and more. Crafting can provide therapeutic and

“The coronavirus is overwhelming, but being alone in a pandemic crisis can be terrifying and deeply debilitating,” says Joe McClain, retired Navy captain and Help Heal Veterans CEO. “Our goal is to give our veterans what they need to heal during this time of enforced isolation.” Photo courtesy of Help Heal Veterans

Cra care specialist Kathy Vanasse prepares cra kits for veterans.

rehabilitative benefits, including improving motor skills, cognitive functioning, memory, and dexterity, and can help alleviate feelings of anger and the severity of negative behaviors. Kits have been distributed to

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With many of the nation’s veterans labeled high-risk now at home with little contact from others, (no visitors, no family allowed, no volunteers and limited staff interaction), it is particularly important to address suicide prevention, according to McClain. To learn more about Heal Vets and the organization’s COVID-19 efforts, as well as to find out how you can help, visit HealVets.org.


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MONDAY 1

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Tai Chi For Beginners

Balance and Breathing Click above to learn!

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Have a Laugh!

Chair Yoga!

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16 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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WEDNESDAY 3

Sing Along!

Garden Club Be inspired! Click below to tour Chicago Botanic Garden

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Line Dancing Practice makes perfect! Click above and follow the YouTube video!

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BIRTHDAY Celebration!

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Daily Qi Gong

12 A Little Inspiration!

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Virtual Day Drip!

National Donut Day!

Caregiver's Support Group

Seated Tabata

Let’s go to New York! Guggenheim Museum,

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Today in History!

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Click above to tour the museum!

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Interactive calendar THURSDAY

10 Nutrition with Mallory Click below Get Creative with Non-Perishables

What’s Happening! At Supply Center Join the Meeting! Meeting ID: 969 4724 7945 Password: 5jQQXW

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Jigsaw Puzzle! Click above and connect the puzzle of “Boat Builder”

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Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

SUMMER SOLSTICE

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Blood Pressure Checks Click

Virtual Book Club

and learn to

check your blood pressure at home!

Email Jillian if you want to join! jhardin@bsrinc.org


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

The Brunswick Center at Supply Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

JUNE 2020

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

Volunteers Needed!

We need your help to make the garden grow! Volunteers interested in helping us grow and care for our new Center Community Garden, please call Melissa. Ge ng Crea ve During the Pandemic! We hope you enjoyed the Hired Hands Band Zoom concert on May 13! Did you miss it? We recorded the band and will send the link via YouTube! Stay Tuned.

Socially Distanced Physical Ac vity! Remember when you a ended Angela’s Seated Tabata with friends? You can again! Be sure to check out and check in to Zoom exercise classes. Check the BSRI website under the Supply page for updated Zoom exercise classes . Also, stay fit while at home with the linked exercise ac vi es on the June calendar.


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Happy 97th Birthday to Alex Moskowitz!! Alex Moskowitz’s motto is “one day at a time,” and he believes he’s lived so long because “only the good die young!” Easy enough, right? Alex has lived with good purpose every moment of his life. Born and raised in New York City, Alex worked five jobs and served in the Army during World War II and has traveled around the world. He served in the Pacific and served during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. His favorite place is Fukui, Japan.

Sandwich and anything from a Jewish delicatessen.

Alex and his wife have been participants at BSRI for several years and settled at Holden Beach nearly 30 years ago. Says Alex, “I have more friends here than ever and they’re all trying to make me Baptist!” Alex has lived such an interesting life that he has a book written after him called “A Jewish Boy in America.” The interview is housed in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. When I asked about his favorite meal he quickly proclaimed Pastrami

Alex is a former volunteer at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department. He says the deputies couldn't understand his thick New York accent! He also volunteered for several year at the old Brunswick Hospital. Alex’s favorite pastime was swimming and body surfing at Coney Island. This photo is Alex and Melissa at curbside pickup.

June 21 is Na onal Selfie Day! A “selfie” is a form of self‐portrait that couldn’t exist without our smart phones and social media. To observe this day we encourage you to take your most crea ve “shelter in place” selfies and share them with the Senior Center in Supply! You can email your selfies to Jillian at jhardin@bsrinc.org or text them to 910‐880‐3077. We will combine the photos for a fun presenta on. Use a selfie s ck and mul ‐func onal camera phones for your shot. You can even share and post to your own social media pla orm by using #Na onalSelfieDay. Na onal Selfie Day was founded by DJ Rick McNeely in 2014.

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY June 8 is Na onal Best Friends Day! Who is your best friend? On this day we encourage you to honor that one special person you call your best friend. Send us your special pictures and a kind note about you and your best friend. Email them to Jillian at jhardin@bsrinc.org or text to (910) 880‐3077. We will make a presenta on using your pictures. Na onal Best Friend Day is a me to show your friend how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship.


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What’s for Lunch?

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

CONGREGATE MEALS ARE DELIVERED CURBSIDE on Mondays. You will receive one fresh meal as described in the Monday spaces below, plus four frozen meals. The frozen meals will vary. HOME-DELIVERED MEALS are brought on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, you will receive one fresh meal as described in the Tuesday spaces below, plus one frozen meal. On Thursdays, you will receive one fresh meal as described in the Thursday spaces below, plus two frozen meals. Frozen meals will vary.

Monday

Tuesday

Each Monday, CONGREGATE MEALS: 1 hot, 4 frozen 1 Kielbasa sausage Steamed cabbage White rice Hot dog bun Mandarin orange Mustard Milk 2% 8 BBQ Pork Chop Collard Greens Mac & Cheese Fresh Orange Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 15 Parmesan Crusted Fish Seasoned Green beans Roasted Potatoes Yeast Roll Ambrosia Salad Milk 2%

Each Tuesday, HOME‐ DELIVERED MEALS: 1 hot, 1 frozen 2 Kielbasa sausage Steamed cabbage White rice Hot dog bun Mandarin orange Mustard Milk 2% 9 BBQ Pork Chop Collard Greens Mac & Cheese Fresh Orange Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 16 Parmesan Crusted Fish Seasoned Green beans Roasted Potatoes Yeast Roll Ambrosia Salad Milk 2%

22 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Caesar Salad w/ Dress‐ ing Breads ck Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2% 29 Stuffed Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Rice Pilaf Mixed Seasoned Veg‐ gies Fruit Salad So Roll Milk 2%

23 Baked Chicken Breast w/ Mushroom Gravy Broccoli Au Gratin Mashed Potatoes Chilled Pears Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2% 30 Stuffed Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Rice Pilaf Mixed Seasoned Veg‐ gies Fruit Salad So Roll Milk 2%

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Thursday Each Thursday, HOME‐DELIVERED MEALS: 1 hot, 2 frozen 4 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gra n Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2% 11 Chicken Salad Lettuce & Tomato Potato Salad Whole Wheat Bread Chips Mandarin Oranges Milk 2% 18 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Breads ck Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2% 25 Baked spaghetti Peas and carrots Green salad w/ dress‐ ing Breadstick Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

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CONTRIBUTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! Thank you!


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An Encouraging Word is Heard at the Leland Center

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t the Brunswick Center at Leland, Assistant Director Jade Robinson is reaching out with encouraging messages for center participants. “I posted on my Facebook page and have been asking

family, friends, and peers in my master’s program to write cards of encouragement,” Robinson says. “I have been passing out the cards on Mondays during the congregate meal pickup.” Below is a message from Dave

Vollmers, who lives at The Villages in Florida. This may be the message of encouragement that has traveled the farthest to reach our Brunswick County friends. Hang in there! We will be open again one day soon!


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