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2222 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

(P) 910-343-8209

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Is Elderhaus PACE right for you? Elderhaus PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) offers an alternative to nursing home care for seniors 55 and older. An optional benefit under Medicare and Medicaid, PACE provides inter-disciplinary care therefore enabling seniors to remain in the community longer. Our transportation department is available to ensure seniors arrive safely to our center and back home again. Elderhaus’ Home Care department is made up of experienced and carefully vetted Nurse Aides. Elderhaus aides work in the home in accordance with senior abilities and needs; ensuring safety, health and quality of life. When you enroll in PACE we become your For more information call, healthcare provider and the rate for your PACE approved care visit us at will not change even if your needs do. Qualifying seniors must: or follow us on Facebook  Reside in the PACE service area (see below)  Be at least 55 years of age  Meet PACE requirements for living safely in the home PACE Services  Meet the state criteria for nursing home level of care available according Elderhaus PACE proudly serves all of New Hanover County and to participant need: Hampstead as well as the following zip codes in Brunswick County 28422, 28451, 28461, 28479  Adult Day Care  Home Care  Transportation  Rehabilitative Therapy  Recreation  Dietary  Counseling  24 hour on-call services  Pharmacy  Durable Medical Equipment  Specialists visits

We work with you to provide care that works for you!

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

· Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, · Jim Fish, President & CEO · Yvette Gosline, Vice President of Programs & Services


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 Teresa Muchler-Nogi, Data Systems Manager


· Melody Stephens, Director of · · · · · ·


Operations Technician Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator Mallory Balice, Program Specialist Karen Tierney, Receptionist

· Virginia Long, Ash · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Mike Blandino, Calabash and Town Creek

· Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland

i · Anne Gass, Shallotte · Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte · Victoria Hine, Shallotte · Lee Norris, Shallotte · Emory Saghy, Shallotte · Zach Canady, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · René Tarquinio, Southport · Susan Whitley, Supply · Lindsey McClelland, Supply · Karen Kirkman, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store · Vaughn Hatley, Southport


e’re pleased to bring some changes to the Brunswick Senior Buzz this month. We love the new glossy paper that makes our photos look better, so you can see what’s going on at area senior centers and around the county. And we’ve added pages so we can tell you more about upcoming events and important community issues.

The Buzz serves two important functions. We bring you information about each senior center operated by Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.—that’s nine locations in all. And we present features about everything in Brunswick County, including:          

History Events People Business Health Real Estate Gardening Books Resources And more

Will you please let us know what you like and don’t like about the Brunswick Senior Buzz? What kind of articles would you like to see? What would make the Buzz more useful to you? Let us know. Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz

Notes from a Center Director

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward


Photo by Michelle Tinger

Michelle Tinger of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club took our cover photo of poppies at Brookgreen Gardens. (These are not the poppies of concern on pages 14 and 15.) Tinger lives in Sunset Beach and loves photography, but much prefers being behind the camera.

hese words represent my feelings about life in general, and especially my work with Brunswick Senior Resources and living in Southport. Looking back to last spring, I was ready to give up on my dream of moving here. My husband and I had each applied for various jobs in the Wilmington area and I was beginning to question whether it was meant to be for us to move here. I loved my job, but felt called to this area. I put my job search on hold for a while. One day out of the blue, a friend sent me the job posting for the center director position with BSRI in Southport. The thought of the position invaded my every thought. I became preoccupied by the idea of being a senior center director in Southport, so I sent in my resume. One day I received a call from vice president Yvette Gosline. She was very pleasant and we had a short phone interview, which turned into a scheduled face-toface meeting. The week of my interview, I almost cancelled. Surely there would be so many qualified applicants from all over. After much thought, I decided to go anyway. I called my friend, Heather, to see if she would like to come with me on my road trip. She has Fridays off, and my interview was on a Friday. She was game, so I looked at it as a girl trip. We headed to Shallotte on Thursday evening and had a delicious meal and good night’s rest. The next morning, I interviewed with Yvette Gosline and Melody Stephens. They were so welcoming, and we had a great discussion. I felt comfortable and left there wanting the job even

Melissa Catlett, Director, The Brunswick Center at Southport

more than I could have imagined. Heather and I went to Southport after the interview and rode through the senior center parking lot. We ate lunch at Fishy Fishy Café, and then rode the ferry to Carolina Beach. I remarked that this was the most fun interview I had ever been on—and even if I did not get the job, it was a fun trip with my friend. In a few short weeks, I received the job offer and turned in my notice with my job of 10 ½ years, with mixed emotions. I knew I would miss all of my family, friends and co-workers, but I felt in my heart that this was the right decision. Boy, was I right! I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve the seniors in Brunswick County, and especially right here in the Southport area. I’m grateful for the people who enter this building every day, and the laughter and conversations I hear. I am beyond appreciative of the wonderful staff here. Jackie, Beverly, Amber and Dean: I am indebted to all of you for the outstanding service you provide daily to our amazing seniors. My gratitude knows no bounds. I am blessed beyond measure to call Southport home. Melissa Catlett Director, The Brunswick Center at Southport

The Brunswick Center at Southport has lost another family member. Mary Inez Bullard Faircloth, 86, of Autryville, passed away at her home in Southport on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was born May 29, 1931, in Fayetteville to Mary Jackson Paul and Henry Paul. Inez owned and operated Bullard’s family salon in Autryville for many years. She enjoyed working in her yard and watching the flowers grow. She liked to fish and travel, and most of all spending time with her family. Most recently she spent her days at the Brunswick Center at Southport with her caregiver, Linda Sobieski. She made many friends and memories here, and will be missed by all. Inez is survived by her two children, Henry Bullard of Dallas, Texas, and Lawanda Bullington of Southport; her grandson Chris Hall and wife Katie of Wilmington; her brother Henry Paul and his wife Louise of Fayetteville; and a sister-in-law, Ingrid Paul of Fayetteville. The team at the Brunswick Center at Southport are honored that Inez's family chose Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. to receive donations in her memory.

The Cape Fear Memorial Foundation presents BSRI with grant funding in the amount of $45,000 for the up-fit of the kitchen at the new Brunswick Center at Calabash, scheduled to open in late spring. Cape Fear Memorial Foundation is a private, non-operating foundation located in Wilmington. Its primary purpose is to serve the health and medical needs of the people of Southeastern North Carolina. The foundation supports not-for-profit organizations providing health and medical services and health education. Grant funding from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation has been instrumental in the construction of BSRI kitchens at the Brunswick Center at Southport, the Brunswick Center at Shallotte, the Brunswick Center at Leland, the Brunswick Center at Supply, and now the Brunswick Center at Calabash.

Opioids: What You Need to Know Safe Storage & Disposal Short Videos on Opioid Overdose Reversal Demonstration of Naloxone Administration Opportunity to Practice Administration

10 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 RSVP The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road, Supply, NC 28461 See story on page 14.

Bingo games are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Oak Island Senior Site. The faithful 30+ Bingo players wanted to know who won the most games in 2016. We just didn’t know, but it sounded like a good challenge for 2017! To add a little fun, they decided to document the winners’ single and cover all wins after each game for the year. Winners are Barry Stowe, tied for 3rd Place Cover All ( Cover All wins 11 for the 2017 year); Libby Stowe, tied for 3rd Place Cover All and 3rd Place for Singles (Cover All wins 11 and 35 Single wins for the 2017 year); Cathy Cashwell, 1st Place for both Cover All and Single (Cover All wins 14 and 51 Single wins for the 2017 year); and Shelvey Pastour 2nd Place for both Cover All and Single (Cover All wins 13 and 38 Single wins for the 2017 year).

Brunswick Plantation Community Charities Committee presented $5,000 donation checks to three local area charities, including Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Back row from left: Committee members Dean Patten, Bob Kogler, Deborah Kogler, Joan Miller, Vince Juric. Front row from left: Committee member Kathy Lucyszyn, Ray Cockrell, Vice-President Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina; Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator, Brunswick Senior Resources Inc; Ron Wilson, Veteran’s Welcome Home & Resource Center; Lori Schneider, Committee member.

Volunteers! Volunteer Spot Light! Check out some of our Meals on Wheels volunteers and how long they have been serving Brunswick County seniors a hot meal daily!

That’s a lot of Meals! We are looking for volunteers! Photographers, distributors, editors and writers for our newsletter! Back up Meals on Wheels drivers and Administrative volunteers.. If your interested contact: Sarah Powell Volunteer Coordinator (910) 754-2300

Eva Palmer Volunteer for 4 years!

Jenny Mutimer Volunteer for 2 years!

Mary Fitzgerald Volunteer for 10 + years!

Jim and Mary Yeager Volunteers for 10+ years!

Coming Soon! 3rd Annual Volunteers Night Out April 26th 4-6pm at 101 Stone Chimney, (The Brunswick Center at Supply) This year our theme is “Relax at the Beach.” We are bringing in the summer vibes early! Its not required but please dress “summery” if you would like to have a little fun! Flip Flops, Tank Tops and Hawaiian shirts too! We will be having beach music, great food, drinks, dancing and door prizes! This is our annual appreciation dinner to thank our volunteers for their hard work. It is only for registered BSRI volunteers. Save the dates will be coming soon, and a call will be going out to all our volunteers as well! See you there!

The Fun of Volunteering By Tori Canady I recently spent time volunteering with Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. I would like to tell you about what volunteering is like, and why I do it. Volunteering holds a special place in my heart. I have always had a passion for helping people and volunteering is a great way to do so. For the past two Thanksgivings, my husband Zachary and I have spent the morning with other volunteers packing hot Thanksgiving dinners for homebound seniors. We also include a smaller meal for the next day. This past year was the first time we delivered some of the meals. It was such a blessing to see the expressions on the seniors’ faces when we dropped off the meals. For many of them, the company, even for just a few minutes, was more important than the food. Some of the seniors were spending the holiday alone and having someone drop by seemed to make their day. As a Christian, I consider this being the hands and feet of Christ. We are called to spread the love of God even if it is with something as simple as a smile. Putting a smile on someone’s face is a tremendous blessing, even more when you know they need it. Knowing we helped make a small difference in their day made it all worth it. While volunteering can be a little sad at times, it can also be a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. Whether it is giving someone food, raking a

October 8-11, 2018 $599/person based on Double Occupancy, $100 due at RSVP Deadline to RSVP, cancel & Final Payment due: June 29 4 day/3 night package includes: 3 nights hotel accommodations

yard, or just giving up a little of your time to brighten someone’s day, there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone and I highly encourage you to take it! Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. needs Meals on Wheels drivers and substitutes. If you can help, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Powell at (910) 754-2300 or

(comparable to Country Inn & Suites), 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners (1 NYC Restaurant), Guided touring of NYC, admission to 9/11 Museum & Memorial, Ferry ride & Guided Tour of Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, shopping in NYC, Optional Broadway show ($100/person, due at RSVP/ Non-refundable), motorcoach transportation, standard taxes, fees, meal gratuities & luggage handling

Denver, the Majestic Rockies & Colorado Springs Savannah, GA & The Golden Isles

September 23-28, 2018

March 20 – March 22, 2018

$2199/person based on Double Occupancy, $250 due at RSVP

We are so close to a second bus, we still wish to advertise. Call 910-754-7604 to be placed on the waiting list. Price per person $399 based on double occupancy.

NC Azalea Festival Saturday, April 14 At the time of printing, space is very limited $15/person, non-refundable Departs 7am at Supply Trip includes transportation. Arrive in time for the parade, street fair & more! Alaska Cruise! May 24-June 1, 2018 Cabins are limited on the ship. Price is increasing! RSVP Today! All payments other than deposits can be made in installments. Please notify us of special dietary needs/room requests at the time of RSVP. Departure locations vary.

Deadline to RSVP, cancel & Final Payment due: May 30 6 day/5night package includes: Round-trip airfare, motorcoach transportation, 5 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast each morning, 2 nights in Denver, 3 nights in Colorado Springs, 3 dinners, 3 lunches to include the Historic Broadmoor aboard the Royal Gorge Rte. Railroad Vista Dome Dining Car, picnic lunch in Rocky Mount National Park, Tour & Wine Tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Guided Tours of Denver & Colorado Springs, and visit Rocky Mountain National Park, standard taxes, fees, meal gratuities, and luggage handling.

RSVP at your local Senior Center. For more info: Contact Susan Whitley, Supply Center Director 910-754-7604 ext. 1060

By Don Flattery Co-chair, Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force


t’s been called ―the worst drug addiction epidemic the country has ever faced‖ – and it has arrived in every corner of our country, including here. Brunswick County, with a relatively small population of only 125,000 people, ranks 11th out of 100 North Carolina counties in total number of opioid overdose deaths.

consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids. Other nations use a wide variety of less risky methods to treat pain. In 2015, there were nearly 220 million prescriptions written for opioid drugs—enough for every American adult. These medications have a huge potential for overuse, addiction and overdose.

Photo courtesy Eric Norris

In 2014, there were 18 opioid overdose-related deaths in Brunswick County. In 2015, there were 24, and in 2016, the number jumped to 34. Statistics for 2017, when available, are expected to be higher. Brunswick County’s overdose death rate has also continued to rise and is among the highest in North Carolina, ranking 14th among the state’s 100 counties. Brunswick County’s 2015 opioid overdose mortality rate was 19.4 deaths per 100,000 population, compared to the North Carolina state rate of 11 deaths per 100,000. National opioid overdose deaths from prescription and street opioid drugs increased from 33,000 deaths to more than 50,000 in 2016. In the last two years, the U.S. has lost more people to opioid overdoses than were lost in the 12-year Vietnam war.

This issue is not just one of youth. The age group 45 to 54 years old has the highest rate of overdose deaths, and 42 percent of 2015 overdose deaths were older than 45—often medically prescribed patients who have become addicted to their medications.

The Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force is trying to help. The task force focuses on three key components: preventing opioid addiction from occurring; keeping those afflicted by opioid addiction alive; and providing effective, evidence-based treatment to those addicted. The task force has created a strategic action plan, a set of recommendations, and a proposed budget request to the Brunswick County Commissioners. Each of us can play a role in reducing the impact of this public health crisis. Here’s how: 

With 5 percent of the world’s population, the U.S.

Educate yourself about the nature of opioid drugs— synthetic variants of heroin— and their potential for

overuse, addiction and overdose. Visit for more information.

Become a better-informed and involved patient when making medical decisions about pain management.

Dispose of unused drugs responsibly.

Respect prescription drug instructions for use. Multiple prescriptions can have a compounding effect.

Understand that the disease of addiction is not a choice, a moral failing, or a crime. Opioid addiction has no stereotypical victim, without respect for income, social status, or intelligence.

For more information about opioids and the current crisis, go to the state website, opioids, or contact the Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force.

Treatment for Opioid Addiction: An Issue of Public Health “One of the great challenges in addictionfighting advocacy is to get people to recognize the issue is one of public health, not criminal justice,” said Don Flattery, who works with the Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force. “Law enforcement and judicial professionals have begun to recognize the need to manage those who are caught up in law infractions as persons afflicted by a disease and not criminals. They see people in their courts and jails in need of treatment, not punishment. They are pushing for changes in policy that help divert individuals from jail to treatment. “But our treatment system, nationally and locally, is woefully inadequate. We need better treatment opportunities before our local law enforcement can divert them,” Flattery said. Nationally, only one in 10 persons afflicted by opioid substance use disorder (SUD), a medically recognized condition, receives any form of effective, evidence-based treatment. We often rely on abstinence-only approaches such AA and NA support programs or 30-day residential treatment facilities, which have a 90 percent one-year relapse rate for opioid afflicted persons. There are three medications in use to help those suffering from opioid SUD - methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. There are a multitude of barriers to using them including public stigma, insurance coverage, cost of the medications, and federal limits. But they show dramatically better one year non-relapse rates: 40 to 60 percent when coupled with therapeutic assistance. Only a handful of providers in Brunswick County use this treatment. The BC Opioid Addiction Task Force is attempting to address this. For more information, contact the BC Opioid Addiction Task Force for fact sheets and other background information, or go to

By Donna Ruth Morgan Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden has two sides: The first, predominant side is Biden’s reflections on his career, his public service, and his continued political ambitions. The second, shorter part—what I thought the book would be—is a human story dealing with his son Beau’s fatal battle with brain cancer. To my disappointment, the book is heavy on Joe and light on Beau. Those who want a non-partisan, family story should look elsewhere. Nutshell review: heavy on politics, light on personal.

Welcome to front row seating aboard Air Force One with local author Howie Franklin’s Yes, Sir! Mr. President. The book chronicles nearly 20 years of history in service to our country and is replete with behind-the-scenes moments in the lives of the men and women—five presidents, their first ladies, and other dignitaries— that Franklin attended during his career. From hilarious to poignant, these vignettes will bring you laughter, sympathy, and a wonderful inside view of travel on the most famous of all airplanes. Nutshell review: history with a personal touch.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah stayed on my to-read list for well over a year. Now I wish it still was on my list so I could experience it again brand new. Based on a true character, the story is set in France during World War II and revolves around a family’s resistance to the Nazi occupation. Two sisters have worldviews that could not be more different, adding to the danger and pathos of their situation. This book has all the elements to satisfy aficionados of historical fiction. Nutshell review: not an easy read, but an engrossing one.

By Sam Marshall Brunswick County Consumer and Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent


ny successful gardener in this area will tell you that the key to a beautiful lawn or garden starts with healthy soil. The only way to ensure your soil is healthy is to conduct a soil test. As the growing season begins, now is the best time to test your soil.

It is hard to imagine that the ground upon which we walk is teeming with life! Soils contain a balance of micro- and macroscopic organisms, mineral components, plant nutrients, organic matter, air space, and water.

pH is acidic soils, but is often applied unnecessarily. Some plants, such as blueberries, azaleas, and centipede grass, require acidic soils with a pH of 5.0 to 5.5. Most vegetables and other warm season grasses, including Bermuda and zoysia grass, do better in soils with a pH of 6.0-6.5. Soil testing is the only way to accurately determine your soil pH.

Boxes and forms for soil sampling are available from your Cooperative Extension office in Bolivia.

When collecting samples, take separate samples from different areas of your yard, such as your lawn, vegetable garden, flower borders, and Photo by Lynn Betts, courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service shrubs beds. From each March is a perfect month for soil testing. Soil test kits are available at area, collect four or five the NC Cooperative Extension office in Bolivia. small samples. Combine these subsamples to fill a Soil test results will separate soil test box for each area. give you information on the nutrients present in your soil, particularly nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, the nutrients plants need in the highest levels to grow well. Nitrogen promotes new leaf growth, while phosphorous helps with root, flower, and seed growth. Potassium promotes plant health, drought and cold tolerance, and flavor development in fruits. A soil report is the only accurate way to ensure you are delivering the right amount of nutrients for your lawn, garden, and landscape.

Soil pH measures how acidic or alkaline the soil is, which affects the availability of nutrients to your plants. When the pH is too acidic (under 5.5) or too alkaline (over 7.0), certain nutrients chemically bind to soil particles, making them unavailable to plants. Soil pH levels are extremely variable in southeastern North Carolina, ranging from very acidic (as low as 4.0) to moderately alkaline (up to 8.5). Lime is used to raise

Soil samples can be taken any time of the year for analysis. During the peak season months (December – March) , you will be charged a $4 processing fee per sample. Having your soil test results in hand before the planting season gives you more time to amend your soil. Completed samples can be mailed to the NC Department of Agriculture Agronomic Division in Raleigh, or dropped off at your local Extension office. Results are posted on the Agronomic Division’s website, The current turnaround time for soil reports is about two weeks. From now through March 31, soil tests are still $4 per sample, after which time they will again be free. However, with the growing season right around the corner, it’s best to have your soil tested now. For help interpreting your soil report, visit http://, where you can post your questions via the ‘Ask an Expert’ link, or contact your local Extension office. In Brunswick County call (910) 253-2610.

Skip Carrier offers Raydall Bayley a ride to treatment. The Road to Recovery has 26 volunteers in Brunswick County who provide free transportation to chemo and radiation treatments in the area.


ancer patients face crucial health issues and decisions. But volunteers throughout Brunswick County are making a cancer diagnosis just a little easier by providing free transportation to chemo and radiation treatments. The American Cancer Society offers rides for patients to life-saving cancer treatments in the Brunswick County area through the Road to Recovery Program. Volunteers are trained, ready, and standing by to offer transportation to cancer patients needing chemo or radiation treatments in Brunswick County or at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. “We want to get the message out to all cancer patients in the county that we are here to help them,” said Yona Bar-Zeev, volunteer coordinator for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program for Brunswick, New

Hanover and Pender counties. “And at the same time, we’d like to reach out to anyone who may be interested in becoming a volunteer in our program. Currently we have 26 volunteers in Brunswick County.”

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is a curbside-to-curbside transportation service that provides free rides to cancer patients to and from treatments. Trained volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to help patients get to the treatments they need. The program is offered to people with cancer who have no means of transportation or who are unable to drive themselves. Rides are provided primarily Monday through Friday.

Transportation is provided based on community resources and needs. The program may not be available in all communities.

To request a ride, patients contact the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345. Patients must give a minimum of three business days’ notice in advance of the date that the ride is needed. This allows for coordination with the volunteer drivers. Rides are dependent upon their availability.

The Road to Recovery Program depends on volunteers, and the more volunteers, the lighter the load for everyone. Please join the many Brunswick County residents who are volunteer

drivers in the Road to Recovery program. Join the American Cancer Society and Brunswick County volunteers in this meaningful program and make a positive difference in the lives of the cancer patients in our community. To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Yona Bar-Zeev, Road To Recovery Coordinator, at (910) 3521993 or

By Mallory Balice Program Specialist


his year the theme of National Nutrition Month is “Go Further with Food.” It can be interpreted in many ways, whether it’s starting your day with a hearty breakfast or planning meals ahead to help reduce extra spending. The typical American family throws out almost 500 pounds of food a year! That’s because some food items expire quickly, so we need to store these items better for a longer shelf life. Here are some tips that may help save money and cut

our grocery bill.

more canned foods but make sure the expiration date is up to date.

Get an idea for how long items can last in your fridge to avoid it going to waste. It is also good to throw everything out that is past its expiration so you will know what to replace when you shop.

Get an idea of where your food items should be stored to keep them the freshest – in the fridge, freezer, on the counter at room temperature, or in a dark and dry place like your pantry.

You don’t want to go overboard on purchasing food items that can spoil the fastest (for example milk and produce). It is okay to purchase

Healthy eating is needed all year round, but some of us need friendly reminders to stay on a track. So this year let’s all focus on “Going Further with Food” and replace our unhealthy habits with smarter choices to live a long and fit life!

Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar Calendar is subject to change, please email Martha at to receive regular updates.

TUESDAY 9:30 10:45 12:00 1:00

Coffee with Friends Exercise Lunch Games/puzzles

MARCH 6 12:25 Senior Games presentationby Joyce Lowimore

Virginia Long, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road, Ash, NC 28420 Call 910-287-3998 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30-1:30 Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Served at 12 p.m.

THURSDAY 9:30 10:45 12:00 1:00

Coffee with Friends Exercise Lunch Games/puzzles

MARCH 1 12:25 Nutrition by Mallory Balice

MARCH 8 MARCH 13 12:25 Steve Pfaff, National Weather Service meteorologist, will give a presentation about weather and spring time disasters 1:00 Cornhole

MARCH 27 12:30 Cornhole

10:30 11:00

BINGO Senior Games Presentation

MARCH 15 12:25 Easter Trivia

On February 6th County Commissioner Mike Forte (District 4) met with Ash participants to talk about what’s going on in county government.

MARCH 22 10:30 BINGO

Ash participants Barbara, Evelyn, June, Veronia, Ruby, and Ms. Marlowe enjoy cornhole.

March MONDAY 10am 11am 12pm 12:30

Video Fitness Walk Class ($) Fit4Life Class ($) Nutritional Lunch Cards, Dice and Rummikub

MARCH 5 9am Card Making MARCH 5 & 19 6:15pm Yoga at Premier Fitness ($) MARCH 12 & 26 6:15pm Yoga at BSL CC

Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center Activity Calendar Subject to change, ($, denotes instructor fee; M, denotes material fee; DG denotes events at Dinah E. Gore Center) Calendar is subject to change, please email Karlin West at to receive regular updates.

TUESDAY 9:30am Clogging 6:15pm All Levels Zumba MARCH 6 11am Shopping at Aldi and Lunch at Applebees MARCH 13 11am Spa Day at BCC and Lunch at Lockwood Folly MARCH 27 8:30am Big “M” Casino Cruise


Video Fitness Walk Class ($) 11am Fit4Life Class ($) 12pm Nutritional Lunch 12:30 Cards, Dice and Rummikub 6:30pm Line Dancing Club MARCH 7 12pm Guest Speaker: Gator Games MARCH 4 12pm Guest Speaker: Community Hospice MARCH 28 12pm Guest Speaker: BSRI Nutritional

THURSDAY 10am 6pm

Mah Jongg All Levels Yoga

FRIDAY 10am 11am

Video Fitness Walk Class ($) Fit4Life Class ($) Nutritional Lunch Cards, Dice and Rummikub

MARCH 1 10am Wisdom Walkers and Picnic Lunch


MARCH 8 4pm Meet and Drink Social at The Office

MARCH 2 11am Blood Pressure Checks

MARCH 29 11am Brunch and a Movie


MARCH 9 12pm March Birthday Ice Cream Social MARCH 16 6:30pm Dance Party and Social MARCH 23 6-8pm Family Night Out: Bunny Bonanza


Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





DAILY: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Morning News, Chess & Board Games, Devotions before Lunch * = Fee Based Class; ^ =Requires Sign Up; Red=New Offering 10:00 10:30 11:00


8:30 Chair Aerobics 9:30 10:00 Crafts 10:30 11:30

12p Lunch 12:30 1-3 6pm

Strength & Core Rise & Shine Yoga Beat Parkinson’s*^ Balance Class Tai-Chi Fit/Flow*

12p Lunch

Walk w/ Ease Mah Johngg Evening Yoga

12:30 Walk w/Ease 1:00 Sleep Mats 1:00 Beat Parkinson’s Exercise Group— beginners 2:00 Beat Parkinson’s Exercise Group— advanced

10:30 BINGO* 10:00 10:30 Arthritis Exercise 10:00 11:30 Stretch & Flex 10:30 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00

Tone & Stretch Geri-Fit Line Dancing Painting Chair Aerobics Crafts TRX Training*

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

11:30a Lunch

12 Lunch

12 Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease 1:00 Oil Painting

TRX Overflow* Yoga Walk w/ Ease^ Chair Yoga

12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00

Painting Geri-Fit Brain Games Arthritis Exercise Crafts Computer Help Intro Line Dancing

12:30 1:30 1:30 2:30

Balance & Core Walk w/Ease Yoga Tabata*^ (8+ ppl required)

Monthly Contributions Always Welcome for All Center Programming & Activities






New Activities Beat Parkinson’s Exercise Classes Tuesdays at 1 and 2 pm Evening Yoga—Open to All Ages No Charge for 55+ Mondays beginning 3/12, 6:30p



7 Sewing Bee 12p-3p



8 Hand & Foot Card Game 1-3p


9 Shopping Trip Caregiver Grp 10a


Focus Group 10a—Sign Up at Front Desk 19 20 21 22 Hired Hands Music Sewing Bee 12-3p Hand & Foot 1-3p Band 10:30a 26

27 Rummikub Competition

28 29 Coups For Troops 9:30a

Special Events: 3/13: Planning Focus Grp 3/30: Good Friday—Center Closed

16 Wear Green for AARP TAX PREPARATION St. Patrick’s Day! Wednesdays & Thursdays 9a-1p Feb-Apr —Conference Room First Come, First Served, No Appt 23 Regular Monthly Events 1st Fridays: Birthday Celebration 30 GOOD FRIDAY Center Closed

1st and 3rd Tuesday: Sewing Bee 2nd Thurs: Caregiver Support Grp 2nd Fridays: Monthly Shopping Trip

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

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

The Leland Center Motto:

“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.”

Join us for a 4 Week Class

New Evening Yoga!

Tuesdays at 1 pm— beginners 2pm—advanced Fee: $5

Sun 3/11 2am

For Class Registration Call: 1-800-463-3747

Monday Evenings

Michelle Hespeler, Founder Beat Parkison’s Today

Beginning March 12 6:30p All Ages No Fee for Seniors Crafts & Painting MON, WED, FRI 10a-12p

Geri-Fit: Wednesdays at 9:30 am Fridays at 10:00 am

Materials needed:

Oil Painting with Jeri

Caregiver Support Grp

Thursdays at 1pm

2nd Thursdays 10am

1 - 11x14 Canvas 1 - Table Easel 1 - Picture of Interest 1 - Palette Graphite Paper Tracing paper Paper Towels Oil paints Odorless Turpentine Brushes

DROP-IN/FREE CHOICE ACTIVITIES: Puzzles, Books, Magazines, Card Games, Rummikub, TV, Billiards, Exercise Equipment, Shuffleboard, Board Games, Simple Sewing, Horseshoes, Corn Hole, Socialization, Walking, Coloring Sheets. AVAILABLE DAILY

Workshops Every Tuesday, from 1-3pm We need help flattening, folding, and cutting bags at ANYTIME, so help yourselves to our full shelves of bags in the “Rack Room” (Billiards). We very much appreciate the donations of bags, time, and skill.

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

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

AARP TAX PREPARATION Wednesday & Thursdays 9AM –1PM First Come, First Served Feb - April 12!! Upstairs Conference Room


Special Thanks to Hired Hands for our Monthly Jam Sessions 3rd Mondays at 10:30am in the Friendship Hall unless otherwise noted

Come help us plan for the year! We want to hear your input on activities, outings, and ideas you have for the center.

Tuesday, 3/13 10a Sign Up at Front Desk

Mike Blandino, Site Manager/Service Assoc. Call 910-368-5348 or 910-754-2300 For Reservations Operating Hours: 9:30 am-1:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Calabash Senior Site Calabash Presbyterian Church 8820 Old Georgetown Road Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Activity Calendar March 2018 MONDAY 10:00 11:15 12:00 12:30

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

MARCH 12 12:00 Nutrition with Mallory

WEDNESDAY 10:00 am Reading 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch

MARCH 7 12:30 Adult Coloring MARCH 14

MARCH 19 12:30 Corn Hole game MARCH 26 12:30 Corn Hole game


Adult coloring

MARCH 21 12:30 Corn Hole game MARCH 28 12:30 Corn Hole game

FRIDAY 10:00 10:30 12:00

Reading BINGO Lunch

MARCH 30 Site Closed Good Friday

BSRI’s Thrift Store 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.


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

Activity Calendar

March MONDAY 9am 10am 10am

Zumba Gold Yoga Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 10:30am Weekly Updates 11am Exercise Class — Gentle Chair 11am *Stretch and Tone w/ Kathryn ($5) 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/ Dean *FEE BASED CLASSES NOTED ABOVE MARCH 5 12pm Basket Weaving With Zada Mae MARCH 12 12pm Basket Weaving With Zada Mae 5:30pm Dr. Michael Applegate-Neurologist will speak and answer questions about Neurological Disorders, such as Dementia, A.L.S., M.S. And Parkinsons Disease


Subject to change TUESDAY 10am

Caregivers Support Group 10:30am GeriFit 11:15 am Aerobics 12pm Lunch 1:15pm Tai Chi w/ Dean 1:30pm Scrabble 2:15pm *Yoga w/ Charlotte ($5) 2:30pm Beginner Line Dancing MARCH 6 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Walgreens Presentation 11:30am Moving for Better Balance 5:30pm Diabetes SelfManagement Class MARCH 13 10am Caregivers Support Group 11:30am Moving for Better Balance MARCH 20 First Day of Spring 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Walgreens Presentation 11:30am Moving for Better Balance


Beginner Line Dancing 10am Tabata Class 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch 12pm Lunch 12pm Zumba Gold 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Rummikub 1:30pm Beginner Yoga 2pm Table Tennis MARCH 7 9am Meditation MARCH 14 9am Meditation MARCH 21 9am Meditation

THURSDAY 10:30am 11:15am 12pm 12:30pm


GeriFit Aerobics Lunch Intro to Microsoft Office Suite Tai Chi w/ Dean

MARCH 8 International Women’s Day 11:30am Moving for Better Balance MARCH 15 11am Sip n Chat 11:30am Moving for Better Balance 12pm Cooking/Taste Test Class MARCH 29 Major League Baseball Opening Day 11:30am Moving for Better Balance

MARCH 28 9am Meditation

MARCH 27 10am Caregivers Support Group 11:30am Moving for Better Balance

Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, March 11th. Set your clocks forward one hour!

FRIDAY 9am Choral Group 9:30am Ladies Pool / Billards 9:30am Pilates 10am Beginner Computer Class 10:30am Craft Class 10:30am Tabata Class 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Art Class 1pm *Seated Tai Chi ($5) 2pm Beginner Bridge 2:30 *Tai Chi ($5) MARCH 2 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 1 10:30am BP Screening by Amedysis Hospice 1pm Movie Day MARCH 9 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 2 10:30am Visually Impaired Group Mtg 10:30am BP Screening by LCF Hospice 7pm Blue Grass Band MARCH 16 11am St Patricks Day Party 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 3 10:30am BP Screening by LCF Hospice 1pm Movie Day MARCH 23 BIRTHDAY DAY 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 4 10:30am BP Screening by LCF Hospice 7pm Blue Grass Band MARCH 30 GOOD FRIDAY CENTER CLOSED

3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x 1001

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm

Anne Gass, Center Director Kathy Gehlhardt, Assistant Director

Monthly Quote: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt Weekly Update/Sip ‘n Chat

Blood Pressure Check

1st Friday by Share your questions, Amedisys Hospice. All suggestions, or comother Fridays, Lower ments every Monday at Cape Fear Hospice. All 10:30am and every third Thursday at 11am. days, 10:30am. No appointment needed. Coffee’s hot and free!

Celebrate Birthdays Celebrate these special days with us on the last Friday of every month. We’ll sing, eat cake, and have fun. Party hat and dancing optional.

Loose Change Challenge Thank you to everyone who donates your loose change. It really adds up and helps support senior programs here at the Shallotte center.

Movie Day Fridays at 1pm. Now showing: March 2nd: La La Land March 16th: Fences Free admission, popcorn and candy. Soft drinks and water available for purchase.

The Center will be closed Friday, March 30th, in honor of the Christian holiday, Good Friday. Also, the Jewish holiday, Passover, begins the evening of the 30th and ends Saturday evening, April 7th. Congratulations Pam Ellis who is the first Shallotte Center student to earn a Green Belt in the Silver Samurai Sword Class taught by Sifu Dean Sutzer at the Supply Center. Pam began taking the class a little over a year ago to learn more about martial arts Pam Ellis & Sifu Dean Sutzer and improve her coordination and strength. She said she’s definitely now more coordinated, stronger, and has great hand strength thanks to wielding a 40” wooden practice sword (called a Bokken) every week! Along the way, Pam says she met some great folks in the class and even made some new friends. Pam also takes Dean’s Tai Chi classes at the Shallotte Center as well as some arts/craft classes on occasion. She encourages people to explore the classes and events BSRI offers. She says, “The teachers are great. They are very patient and take time to explain things...and there are so many interesting, friendly people in the classes which helps make going so much fun.” Great job, Pam!

Thursday, March 15th at noon, NC Extension Service Agent, Morgan McKnight, will host a cooking demo and taste test. Don’t miss this fun and yummy event. Call the center to register. Keith Webb’s Friday 1pm seated Tai Chi session and 2:30pm regular Tai Chi session will resume March 2nd. Her meditation classes will resume on Wednesdays at 9am beginning March 7th. Join us on March 16th at 11am for our St. Patrick’s Day party! Put on some “green” and be Irish for a day. Lift a glass and say, “Sláinte!” (An Irish toast for “Good Health.”) There may also be some blarney—but you won’t have to kiss the stone! AARP is offering tax assistance again this year at Rourk Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9am-1pm. Transportation is available (if needed) every Tuesday. Sign up required. Go, Team! Opening day for Major League Baseball is Thursday, March 29th. Celebrate the day with us by wearing your team jersey or colors to show your team spirit!

We are tentatively scheduling an exercise class called “Moving for Better Balance” which is Tai Chi based: improving balance, strength and flexibility. The class is 12 weeks, twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 11:30am-12:30pm. Class begins Tuesday, March 6th, and ends Thursday, May 24th. If there is not enough interest, it will be cancelled.

Crafty Fridays — 10:30am. Craft schedule is posted at the front desk and in the craft room. Please call to cancel as soon as you know you can’t attend a class you’ve signed up for. Others may be waiting for a space at the table. (Note: pictures may be representative and are subject to change.)

Intro to Painting Crocheted with Alcohol Inks on Heart Sachets Ceramic Tile March 9th. $2 March 16th. $3 Bring an “H/8” (5mm) Bring your own crochet hook. alcohol inks in colors All other supplies of your choice and included. one small-diameter drinking straw or Zada Mae’s Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class is expanding to two hollow coffee stirrer. classes per month beginning in March. Dates are All other supplies Monday, March 5th and March 12th, 2pm-3pm, Cost included. $22. All supplies included. Choice of a basket or trivet. No experience necessary. Sign up is always the Friday before the class. Paint ‘n’ Take “Barnyard Ladies Man” March 2nd. $5 All other supplies included.

Intro to Brush Lettering March 23rd. $4 Bring a water-based “brush” marker with black ink. (Call Kathy at the center if you have questions about purchasing or finding a marker.) All other supplies included.

March is Women’s History Month. The National Women’s History Project seeks to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future by “writing women back into history.” From championing basic human rights to ensuring access and equal opportunity for all Americans, women have led the way in establishing a stronger and more democratic country. Read more about this year’s theme (Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), the honorees, and the overall project at Spring is almost here! Mark you calendars and set your clocks! Tuesday, March 20th (Spring Equinox — First day of Spring); Sunday, March 11th (Daylight savings time begins. It ends November 5th).

BSRI is registered with Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of certain Amazon Smile purchases to us. If you shop Amazon, please watch for products that are “smile” eligible and choose BSRI as your charity of choice. Thank you!

March is National Red Cross Month during which our nation’s Everyday Heroes who give of themselves in some way to help their community are recognized. This tradition began in 1943 when President Roosevelt first recognized Red Cross month in March. The American Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, and supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood. Contact the local Red Cross office to donate blood, money, or time. Our regional office is the Cape Fear Chapter in Wilmington: call 910-762-2683 or go online:

Get Connected to Your Senior Center! Get real-time notices about new activities, important changes, updates and cancellations. Send your email info to us at We will never share or sell your email, or send emails that are not related to senior interests. It’s strictly between us!

Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online:

Oak Island Community Center Deanna Eddinger, 102 S E 47th Street Community Center Director Oak Island, NC 28461 910-278-3622 0r 278-6552 BSRI Main 910-754-2300 Senior Activity Calendar March 2018 (Subject to Change)



Thursday 1 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate Moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

6 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12pm Ms. Mallory 12:30 pm BINGO

7 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 2;00pm Sr. Splash

8 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate Moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

13 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

14 10:00 am Social Time 11:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 2;00pm Sr. Splash

15 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 St.Patrick ‘sParty 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

20 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time 27 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

21 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 2;00pm Sr. Splash 28 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 2;00pm Sr. Splash

22 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Karate Moves 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

Happy Birthday Terry A. 3/3 Patricia Z. 3/4

March MONDAY 8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Yoga & Pilates 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:00 Mah Jongg 9:30 Easy Does IT 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Hand & Foot

Southport Senior Center Activity Calendar Subject to change, ($ denotes instructor fee; M denotes material fee) Calendar is subject to change, please email Jackie at to receive regular updates.

TUESDAY 7:00 Beach Walk @ Caswell Access **call for details 8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:30 Chicago Bridge 9:30 Boxing 10:30 Gentle Yoga ($)

10:00 Card Making/ Paper Crafting

11:30 Lunch

10:30 Beg. Tai Chi

12:00 Walgreens Presentation

11:30 Lunch 12:15 Cardio Fusion 1:30 Mah Jongg

12:00 Beginning Yoga 12:30 Easy Crafts 1:00 Silver Paddles

1:00 Total Body Conditioning

1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core

6:30 Jam Session

2:00 Travel Desk 2nd & 4th Tuesdays


8:00-4 Exercise Room & Billiards

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards

8:00 Coffee w/Friends

8:00 Yoga & Pilates

8:00 Coffee w/Friends

9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor ($)

8:00 Coffee w/Friends

9:00 Technology Workshop

9:30 Geri-Fit 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Shanghai Rummy 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 10:45 You Can Do It 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bible Study

9:00 Quilting 9:00 Advanced German 9:30 Gerifit 10:00 Knit & Chain Gang 10:00 Quilting 10:15 Bible Study 11:30 Lunch

9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Sewing 10:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 11:30 Beginner’s Pickleball 11:30 Lunch

12:30 Silver Samurai ($)

1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core ($)

12:30 Games

1:00 Beg. Line Dance

12:30 Jewelry 101

2:00 Int./Adv. Line Dance

12:45 Afternoon Movie (M)

2:00 HIIT ($)

1:00 Photography 2nd & 4th Fridays

1:00 Portrait Class ($)

2:30 Drawing ($)

1:30 Hand Drumming

MARCH 8 2 Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Group

MARCH 2 1 Elder Law Presentation

2:00 Ballet and Tap

6:30 Square Dancing ($)

MARCH 7 9 Shopping Trip: Mayfair 9:30 Parkinson’s Support Group 12:45 Movie: Marshall MARCH 14 12:45 Movie: Battle of the Sexes MARCH 21 12:45 Movie: The Book of Henry March 28 10 Caregiver Support Group 12:45 Movie: Wonder

MARCH 27 9 Rummikub Championship (SUPPLY)


8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards

2:00 HIIT ($)

MARCH 6 11 AM: Senior Games Q & A and signup


Calendar is subject to change...please email Jackie at to receive regular updates. Thank you for your patience as we are still working on our new alert system.

12:30 Games 1:00 Pickleball

MARCH 9 9 Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In MARCH 23 9 Weight Loss Challenge WeighIn MARCH 30 Good Friday– Center Closed

Fundraising Project!

In Southport, we are grateful for this generous donation of over 60 men’s ties! They will be used to make small purses and sold for only $5.00 each! We are in search of seamstresses to help put them together. Come reserve your tie and order your purse today! Have a special tie you would like to use? Bring it in today!

Are you prepared? Join us for a seminar on elder law and estate planning on Friday, March 2nd at 1:00pm in the stage ballroom in our Southport Center. Presentation being provided by Joan Keston of Keston Law.

Jewelry Projects for March! 7th: Chain Tassels– Time to pull out that broken chain and we will turn it into a fashionable tassel. You need size 20 wire, scrap chain, and an end cap. You may want to add a big stone to embellish your necklace. $1.00 unless you need an end cap.

Coups for Troops

In the month of November, the Southport seniors collected $2570.45 in coupons to help our military families! We are making this a year long project, so bring in your current or expired coupons today! Your Life, Your Legacy Monday, March 19th— 12:00pm Please RSVP at the Southport Front Desk for a catered luncheon provided by Mary Ann Hersam with Peacock, Newnam and White Funeral Home and to learn about planning for the future.

14th: Enamel on Copper – Cut your copper into an interesting shape, then add enamel for brilliant color and fire in our kiln. $3.00 Supply Fee.

We are in search of denim to make these lovely ragtime totes! Bring us your jeans you can no longer use, no matter the color, style or size. Our seamstresses thank you!

21st: Simple Bead Weaving Bracelet– Even count peyote is fun and easy. Bring size 6 or 8 seed beads (at least the equivalent of 2 tubes, one color or mixed,) a needle and threader or big eye needle, a decorative button and a magnifying lens. $1.50 Supply Fee

Saturday, June 9th 9am-1pm Come bring your gently used items you no longer need and sell them at our indoor yard sale! Cost is $20 for 2- 6’ tables and a hot dog lunch. Registration forms available at the Brunswick Center at Southport

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

Melissa Catlett, Director

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday Lunch Served at 11:a45am

Mardi Gras 2018 Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

A great time was had by all at the Brunswick Center at Southport Mardi Gras celebration! Special thanks to the Dixieland Band for some wonderful music. We appreciate everyone coming out for this successful event and we had so much fun with our Oak Island friends!

Many thanks to Laura Sands and Larry Elliott with North American Senior Benefits for an enlightening presentation on Monday, February 5th. Thank you to Back 40 Entertainment for our very successful karaoke ice cream social on Monday, February 26th. This event was truly enjoyed by everyone!

Supply Senior Center Activity Calendar


Subject to change, ($, denotes instructor fee; M, denotes material fee; DG denotes events at Dinah E. Gore Center) Calendar is subject to change, please email Susan at to receive regular updates.

MONDAY 8-4 8:30 9:30 10 10:15 10:45 11:15 12 12 12:30 1:30 2 3 50+


Drop in Activities Coffee w/ Friends Beginner Yoga Crochet & Knit Gang Co-Ed Volleyball (DG) Gentle Yoga Tai Chi Lunch Qi Gong/Tai Chi AFEP WWE Line Dancing Basketball (DG)

8 8 8:30 9 50+ 10 10 10 12 12:30 1:30 1 1 3:15

MARCH 19 10 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic APRIL 9 1 Crafting-initial meeting

Drop in Activities Walking Club Pickleball (DG) ($) Coffee w/ Friends (M) Softball Paper Crafting Techniques Brain Fitness Moving for Balance Lunch AFEP WWE Games Intro to Hand Tools GeriFit

MARCH 13 10 AM: Steve Pass, National Weather Service

WEDNESDAY 8-4 8:30 9:30 10:15 10:45 12 12:30 1:30 2:30 2:30 3:50+

Drop in Activities Coffee w/ Friends (M) Beginner Yoga Co-Ed Volleyball (DG) Gentle Yoga Lunch AFEP WWE Cornhole Laddergolf Basketball (DG)

THURSDAY 8-4 8 8:30 9 50+ 10 10:30 10 12 1 2 3:15

MARCH 14 11 Hired Hands Band MARCH 21 10:30 Blood Pressure Checks by Amedysis

MARCH 8 2 Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Group MARCH 29 12:30 Easter Bonnet Event

March 28 9 Shopping Trip

Volunteers Needed We would like to expand the event calendar! Would you facilitate a card group? Facilitate a social club? Instruct a painting class? Answer the phone? Greet Participants? Teach Hand Clay crafting? Contact Sarah Powell at 910-754-2300

Drop in Activities Pickleball (DG)($) Coffee w/ Friends (M) Softball Adult Coloring Bingo Moving for Balance Lunch Games Pickleball (DG)($) GeriFit

FRIDAY 8-4 8:30 9 10 11 12 1 3:50+

Drop in Activities Coffee w/ Friends (M) Rummikub Painting Tai Chi Lunch Silver Samurai Basketball (DG)

MARCH 2 9 Weight Loss Challenge Weigh –In MARCH 10 8-12 Yard Sale MARCH 16 9 Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In MARCH 23 12 Birthday Celebration MARCH 30 9 Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In

Can you instruct Hand Clay? If so, please contact Lindsey at 754-7604 ext. 1061

Receptionists Volunteers needed to cover: Wednesdays 8am-4pm Thursdays Noon-4pm Fridays 8am-10am; 2pm-4pm Any amount of hours are appreciated. Please contact Sarah Powell at 910-754-2300

Instructors needed for all painting mediums. Please contact Lindsey at 910-7547604 ext. 1061

Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels, a lunch time meal delivered to homebound seniors who are unable to prepare a meal. Routes typically run about an hour beginning around 10:30am. Please contact Sarah Powell at 910-754-2300.

Would you be willing to facilitate Hand and Foot Canasta? If so, please contact Lindsey at 754-7604 ext. 1061 Ballroom Dance Instructor needed. Please contact Lindsey at 910-754-7604 ext. 1061

Computer Classes We are looking for an instructor who can teach computer classes. If you have this talent, please contact Lindsey at 910-754-7604 ext. 1060

The Brunswick Center at Supply Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462 Phone 910-754-7604 Office Hours: 8am-4pm, Activity hours vary Monday-Friday Lunch Served at Noon

Would you be willing to teach beginner Bridge? If so, please contact Lindsey at 754-7604 ext. 1061

Many thanks to Marcie Davis for her contribution of Graphic Design to the Supply pages

The Brunswick County Opioid Task Force Presents: Understanding the Opioid Epidemic Presentations will be the 3rd Monday of the month at 10am, Beginning March 19th, RSVP Topics: Opioid safety, drug lock boxes, overdose reversal, and administering Naloxone We expect additional classes to be added...please make sure your email is on our blast list!

1st INDOOR YARD SALE Saturday, March 10; 8am-Noon Vendor Booths still available sign up at the front desk, $15 each The Brunswick Center at Supply Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462 Phone 910-754-7604 Office Hours: 8am-4pm, Activity hours vary Monday-Friday Lunch Served at Noon

Tuesdays at 1pm Please RSVP Museum of Coastal Carolina & Ingram Planetarium May 17, 2018 Depart 9am $20/person, non refundable, due at RSVP (Deadline to RSVP April 30) Admission, Guided Tours & Movie

Town Creek Senior Site Mike Blandino, Manager Town Creek Community Building 6420 Ocean Hwy Winnabow, NC Call 910-368-5348 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30-1:30 Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Served at 12 p.m.

Activity Calendar March 2018 TUESDAY 10:00 11:15 12:00

Coffee and Games YOGA Class Lunch

THURSDAY 10:00 11:15 12:00

Coffee and Games YOGA Class Lunch

MARCH 6 10:00 Rummikub

MARCH 8 10:00 Rummikub

MARCH 13 10:00 Rummikub

MARCH 22 1o:oo Painting with Paul

MARCH 20 10:00 Painting with Paul

MARCH 2 10:00 Rummikub

MARCH 27 MARCH 29 12:00 Nutrition with Mallory 10:00 Rummikub

Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being 60 or older. The best way to fight kidney disease is to find it before trouble starts. But, if you’ve already been diagnosed, ask your doctor if you’re eligible for Medicare’s kidney education sessions. Medicare’s kidney education can teach you how to take the best possible care of your kidneys and give you information you need to make informed decisions about your care. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers up to 6 kidney disease education sessions, if you have Stage IV chronic kidney disease. Session topics include: 

How to manage other diseases related to your kidney disease, like diabetes and high blood pressure

How to prevent complications of kidney disease

How your kidneys work

What to eat and drink

How your prescription drugs work

What options you have if your kidneys get worse, like dialysis and kidney transplants

Learn more about kidney disease, and Medicarecovered kidney services to be sure you’re making educated choices about your kidney health. By M. René Tarquinio, LBSW Case Manager/SHIIP Coordinator from the Medicare website: Medicare Blog


Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors


*Menus subject to change*






1 Country Style Steak Green Beans White Rice Pears Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

2 Southern Style Pork BBQ Cole Slaw Brown Sugar Apples Potatoes Au Gratin 4” Bun Milk 2%

5 Baked Ziti Green Beans Pineapple Tidbits Penne Noodles Bread Stick Milk 2%


8 Beef Hot Dog Coleslaw Apple Cobbler Hot Dog Bun Baked beans Mustard/ Ketchup Packet Milk 2%


Chicken Salad Potato Salad Peaches Wheat Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk 2%

7 Beef Stroganoff Peas Pears Egg Noodles Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%



14 Chicken Pot Pie Broccoli Brown Sugar Apples Oatmeal Cookie Biscuit Milk 2%

15 Hamburger Steak W/ Brown Gravy Okra and Tomatoes Fresh Orange White Rice Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

16 Chicken Piccata Peas and Carrots Tropical Fruit Egg Noodles Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

19 Chicken Marsala California Veg Fruit Cocktail Jello Garlic Herb -Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

20 Meatloaf w/ Brown Gravy Lima beans Pears Mashed potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

21 Kielbasa Sausage Steamed Cabbage Peaches Rice Soft Roll Margarine Mustard Packet Milk %

22 Baked Spaghetti Spaghetti Noodles Herb and butter Carrots Peach Cobbler Breadstick Milk 2%

26 Stuffed Pepper Casserole Green Beans Tropical Fruit Rice Soft Roll Margarine Milk %

27 Chicken Breast in Mushroom Gravy Dill Carrots Pears Wild Rice Oatmeal Cookie Milk 2%

28 Sloppy Joe Baked Beans Tater Tot Casserole Orange 4” Bun Milk 2%

29 Cheeseburger mac casserole Buttered peas Spiced baked apples Soft roll Milk 2%

23 Roasted Chicken Breast w/Garlic Herb Gravy Broccoli Strawberry Applesauce Yams Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 30 CLOSED

Beef Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce California Veg Mix Penne Pasta Pears Soft Roll Milk 2%

Sliced Ham Collard Greens Sweet potatoes w/ Pineapple Jell-O Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

BBQ Chicken Breast Collard Greens Orange Macaroni and Cheese Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

Terry Eugene Acker, 81, of Southport, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Martha Emily Blake Anderson, of Leland, died Sunday, January 7, 2018. William L. “Bill” Barfield, Jr., 77, of Leland, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Sylvia Beck, 74, of Southport, died Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at home. Richard Edward Caffee, 73, of Leland, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Debra Chadwick, 66, of Shallotte, died Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Silver Stream Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington. Noel James Chisholm, 85, of Southport died Friday, January 5, 2018, in Raleigh. Connie Kay Drinkard, 72, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Autumn Care of Shallotte. Mildred Faye Evans, 77, of Sunset Beach, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Juanita Fulford, 84, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Monday, January 8, 2018. Nyla Ruth Nuzum Gallina, 75, of Southport, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Patricia Lynn Gardner, 83 of Southport, died Saturday, January 13, 2018. Paul Ralph Hamrick, Sr., 79, of Sunset Beach, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. Virginia Mae Hargreaves, 97, died Saturday, January 27, 2018. John Alfred Holmstrom, 72, of Calabash, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his home. Geraldine Yvonne L. Hufnagel, 84, of Oak Island, died Thursday, January 25, 2018. Donald T. Jewell, 70, of Leland, died Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Allen Wayne Johnson, 73, of Shallotte, died Friday, January 5, 2018. Martha Jeanette Jones, 74, of Sunset Harbor, died Monday, January 22, 2018 in Autumn Care Nursing Home of Shallotte. Carol Ellen Kern, 90, of Southport, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Louis Paul Lawson, 87, of Clarks Grove, Minn., died Saturday, January 06, 2018. Shirley Ann Lewis, 92, of Oak Island, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport. Ollie M. Lofton, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. Mary Janet Loomer, 90, of Calabash, died Sunday, January 14, 2018. Joseph G. Marrone, 67, of Calabash, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Virginia Theresa Foy McKinnon, 70, of Southport, died Thursday, December 30, 2017 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick. Joseph Lee Metts, 75, of Staten Island, NY (formerly of Supply), died Friday, January 19, 2018 in New York. William Henry Miller, 77, of Carolina Shores, died Friday, January 19, 2018 at home. David O. Moore, 80, of Leland, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Christabelle Morgan, 91, of Supply, died Monday, January 8, 2018 in SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, NC. Edna Irene Murph, 75, of Shallotte, (formerly of Lexington) Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice, “Brunswick House.” John Allen Murphy, 89, died Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Myrtle Beach Manor. Allen Clyde Neff, 80, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Monday, January 29,

2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Robbie Carolyn Steadman-Ohton, 78, of Leland, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at home. James Alton Piggott, 72, of Shallotte, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at home. Carolyn Crutchfield Powell, 78, of Shallotte, died Monday, January 15, 2018. Helen Pierce Maynor Rabon, 93, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport. Jean Rademacher, 87, of Southport, NC, (formerly of Seneca Falls, NY) died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Michael D. Ramey, 61, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Friday, January 12, 2018. Dreama Sue Rigsbee, 60, Bolivia, died Monday, January 1, 2018. Elizabeth Ann Rodriguez, 59, of Shallotte, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at home. Berma Rogers, 92, of Leland, died Thursday, January 4, 2018. Emma Josephene Runion, 94, of BSL, died Friday, February 2, 2017. Mary Evelyn Salter, 82, Shallotte, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. Annie Russ Phelps Sellers, 89, of Supply, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Lettie Spencer, 84, of Shallotte, died Monday, January 22, 2018. Lucy Mae Stone, 82, of Supply, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Carillon Assisted Living Center in Southport. Margaret Vennabel Strobietto, 82, of Supply, died Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Kay Dorothy Tessein, 78, of Sunset Beach, died Thursday, January 4, 2018. Billy Joe Williams, 81, of Ash, died Sunday, January 7, 2018. Donald Wright, 74, of Bolivia, died Sunday, January 7, 2018. Ronald Zemke, 71, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

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