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

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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

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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


Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are reading this! We’d like to take you out to brunch to thank you for all you do, but since that can’t happen, we’re doing the next best thing: composing a Mother’s Day brunch for your family to prepare for you. We have tips for both the novice and the more adventurous cook, so check out our recipes on page 10. Are you a puzzle fan? The Buzz got requests for a crossword puzzle, so we’re trying it out this month. We threw in a sudoku for good measure. Please let us know how you like them! Keep us posted: Too hard? Too easy? You love (or hate) puzzles? Be a squeaky wheel and help choose your Buzz material. This month we went out to see the Gator Senior Games sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. Parks and Rec has many programs for folks 55 and older, and lots of our senior participants at BSRI are competing in sports and arts. Events end May 15, so look for winners in these pages in future issues. Last year saw several state finalists from our area. Please support the Buzz by buying an ad. Our rates are low and we reach 10,000 Brunswick County residents each month. And every dollar you spend supports programs and services for Brunswick County seniors. Call (910) 754-2300. Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz Newsletters.bsri@gmail.com


Notes from a Center Director

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or 55 years, May has been celebrated as Older Americans Month. The theme for 2018 is “Engage at Every Age.”

Photo by Khrystye Haselden, 50+ Programs Coordinator, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation; Coordinator, Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and SilverArts

Caroline Mandly (left) and Louise Ackerman braved the chill and rain April 10 to run in the Brunswick County Gator Senior Games 10K road race. These sports and arts competitions draw participants from around the county, and winners may go on to compete at a state level. Find out more at https://bcparks.recdesk.com and on pages 12-13 of this month’s Buzz.

As I reflected on this, I did a little research on the origins of the word „engage.‟ While there are many modern uses for the verb, they arose from the French verb engagier, “to pledge.” I like to think of the theme within this original context, where to “engage at every age” is to make a pledge to well-being at every stage of life. It is a commitment of accountability and self-love for both yourself and your community. Remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for older adults. Across the country, older Americans—a rapidly growing population— are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to enrich their communities. They‟re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging. We at BSRI are happy to be partners in this pledge. We strive to offer seniors the space and opportunity to engage in activities that might have been lifelong avenues of enrichment,

Veronica Lett-McGee, Director The Brunswick Center at Leland

or to embark on a new adventure never before attempted. The most common way participants engage at the Brunswick Center at Leland is through our fitness and arts programming. We are fortunate to have excellent instructors that offer everything from line dancing, aerobics and yoga, to wreath-making and oil painting. Another way that our seniors engage is through volunteering. Our front desk, advisory committee, special events, and center beautification projects would be impossible to manage without the dedication of volunteers. Our seniors are motivated not just for their own enrichment, but also to address the needs of our community. ENGAGE, continued on page 6


ENGAGE, continued from page 5

Take for instance, our Sleep Mats program. We have had an overwhelming amount of support for this initiative led by Linda Wadhams and Debbie Borgin, which transforms plastic grocery bags into cushioning moisture barriers for our homeless neighbors. Each bag uses 700 to 1000 bags and each one must be flattened, cut into strips, looped into chains and then crocheted into mats. We have been overjoyed with the participant involvement with this. Folks of all ages and abilities have shown such a commitment to this community service project.

Above: Making a sleep mat for a homeless neighbor. Above right: A Leland senior stays engaged at a center art class.

“Engage at Every Age� emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

We encourage you to take the pledge, and engage by taking a class, volunteering, or just having lunch with us, today!

Veronica Lett-McGee Director, The Brunswick Center at Leland


Courtney Bledsoe joins the BSRI team as assistant director at the Brunswick Center at Leland. Bledsoe previously worked for 10 years as a restaurant manager and event coordinator in Indiana. She continued her employment as an event coordinator after moving to the Wilmington area in 2013, but also wanted a way to connect to her new community in her free time. She became a yoga teacher in 2016 and started teaching in local studios, where she found she most enjoyed teaching therapeutic yoga to seniors. After learning about BSRI, Bledsoe knew this was the perfect opportunity to combine her passion for serving the senior community while exercising her event planning skills. She looks forward to contributing to the Leland Center family by connecting through kindness and compassion. Courtney spends her free time with her husband, B.J., and two hound dogs, Jake and Zeke. Her favorite activities include practicing yoga, going for long runs, spending time at the beach, listening to live music, and cooking yummy vegetarian dishes.


It’s important to let your elected representatives know your thoughts, but it’s a lot of work, too. If you’re looking for an easier way to communicate with your federal and state elected officials, Audie Lowrimore and the Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) are here to help. With representatives from every NC county, STHL advocates for issues of importance to seniors. And the group is making it easier for you to put in your two cents, using the STHL Comment Card. Pick up a Comment Card at any Brunswick County senior center, fill it out, and return it to the center. Audi Lowrimore, Brunswick County’s STHL delegate, will pick up Comment Cards and deliver them to the representatives you choose. It’s that simple!

LET’S GO TO THE HOP! Saturday July 28th

Featuring Music By: Mike’s Garage Band Tickets $15.00 The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive (off Hwy 17 Bypass) 910-754-2300 ext 1001 5P.M. to 9P.M. Hot Dogs and Hamburgers included Beer, wine, soda, and water available for purchase! Poodle Skirts Optional Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket!

Includes Great Food and fun for charity.


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 (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.

September 23-28, 2018 $2199/person based on Double Occupancy, $250 due at RSVP Deadline to RSVP, cancel & Final Payment due: May 30 6 day/5night package includes:

Jan 12-19, 2019 ONE Day Registration: May 22nd Pricing starts at $999 Prices subject to change after May 22nd so lock in your price. Trip Includes: Cruise, Cabin, Motor Coach transportation, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and fees $250 deposit due at RSVP $500 payment due July 30, 2018

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.

Final payment due Oct. 30, 2018 Deadline to cancel 121 days prior to sailing. Come with us as we sail away from winter aboard the Carnival Breeze. Ports of call: Port Canaveral, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Costa Maya! 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.

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


Mother’s Day Brunch By Joan Leotta

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ince Mom is the daily cook in many homes, making a meal for Mom or taking her out to eat on Mother’s Day has become a tradition. I always leaned to staying in—whether cooking for my own mom or having my family spoil me. Restaurants can be crowded on Mother’s Day. If you make the choice to cook for your mom, the meal can look elaborate without being a lot of work: Just keep in mind that it should look good, taste good, and provide a healthy balance of edibles on the plate. If mom has a favorite that you can make, work on that. If she is open to whatever you cook, then let me make a few suggestions.

If you have no skills at all, purchase a quiche ready-made at the grocery store, cut up some fresh strawberries (local are best), and roast some asparagus. Follow the instructions on the quiche package and serve a wedge of

quiche with the lovely green asparagus on the side. Put the sliced berries in a separate bowl with a teaspoon of orange juice and top with whipped cream. Serve all of this on the best china you have. Put flowers on the table. Put all your electronic devices away during the meal. If you want more sweets, buy some of her favorite chocolates or cookies to finish the meal.

If you feel more adventuresome, make a quiche. Or surprise your mom with a cheese soufflé as the main course, with that same roasted asparagus and bowl of strawberries on the side and chocolates or cookies. Soufflés are easy to make: a cheese sauce folded into beaten egg whites and then baked. Yep, that is all there is to it! The trick is getting the ratio of egg whites to egg yolks correct—two more whites than yolks is the general rule of thumb. My husband gave me a booklet on

making soufflés early in our marriage and it has proved a source of much delight for our entire family, providing a soufflé recipe to celebrate my own dear mom when she came to visit on Mother’s Day. I’ve passed this recipe on to my daughter, so she can now make it for me!

If you do not have a soufflé dish, do not despair. A casserole dish will suffice as long as it can take the high heat. Do not skip the step of putting a wax paper “collar” around the dish before you pour in the mix and pop it into the oven. The collar keeps the soufflé from falling over in the oven. I use masking tape to secure mine in a circle around the outside of the dish. Remember, the soufflé should be done last. Make the roasted asparagus first, take them out of the oven and cover to keep warm while the soufflé is cooking (or the quiche). Do not try to bake both the asparagus and the main course at the same time.

Photo by Joan Leotta


Photo by Mike Meyer

Football toss

Photo by Khrystye Haselden

Billiards competition

Photo by Mike Meyer

Basketball toss

Photo by Khrystye Haselden

Table tennis players at St. James Photo by BC Parks and Rec

5K and 10K Road Race

Photo by Khrystye Haselden

3 on 3 Basketball players


Photo by Linda Walters

Bowlers compete at Planet Fun Photo by Mike Meyer Photo by Mike Meyer

Gatorettes compete at horseshoes

Opening ceremonies: Murray Page holds the torch accompanied by Gator and Gatorettes.

Photo by Mike Meyer

Willie Robinson makes a toss in cornhole. Photo by Khrystye Haselden

Swimmers compete at Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center, BCC

The Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and Silver Arts continue until May 4. Some of the seniors in these pages will advance to the state finals, and awards ceremonies are planned for later in May. See the Brunswick County Parks and Rec website for more details.


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he Brunswick County Master Gardeners will have a Native Plant Sale May 18 and 19 at the government center in Bolivia. Seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. both days, said Vicki Fuhrmann, Plant Sale Chair. Attendees will learn about the benefits of native plants, such as providing food and shelter for birds and pollinators. The seminars are about two hours long. The Native Plant Sale begins at 11 a.m. Here visitors will find a mixture of shrubs, perennials, and a few trees. The plants come from three North Carolina nurseries. “We focus on plants that are beneficial to habitat and wildlife,” Fuhrmann said. “These plants will be bird- and pollinator-friendly.” Extension Master Gardener Volunteers provides gardeners with research-based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. To learn more, go to http://bcmgva.org or http://bcmastergardenerva.org.

The Brunswick County Master Gardeners are having a Native Plant Sale and Seminar May 18 and 19 in Bolivia. Learn about using native plants in your landscape and purchase plants that draw pollinators to your yard, such as this Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly weed.

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ooks that feature North Carolina and North Carolina authors, from a scary novel set in the backcountry, to delicious Tar Heel stories, to the memoir of a CIA spy’s brat who traveled the world and retired on Oak Island, give readers some wonderful books for springtime reading. The Last Child by John Hart is by turns chilling and heartwarming. I reread this 2008 book in anticipation of its sequel in 2017. Long after his twin sister Alyssa goes missing, her brother Johnny believes her alive. The hill country and psychological landscapes pulled me into that sensation of feeling powerless against forces larger than life. Despite knowing how the story ended, the book offered a startling and satisfying conclusion—I cannot wait to read the next installment. Nutshell review: “Things aren’t right” on so many levels in this tragic, terrifying book. Marianne Gingher edited Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers to demonstrate “the importance of place” in an author’s work. She created a wonderful book to enjoy a little at a time or all at once. The contributors, native born or transplanted Tar Heels, offer downhome stories that wander like trails through the mountain forests or along the sandy beaches that inspired

them. This is a charming read for newcomers as well as old timers; Ms. Gingher’s selections are a “Who’s Who” of recommended authors who provide personal glimpses into how North Carolina influenced their craft. Nutshell review: You can almost hear the drawls and smell the magnolias while reading this book. Carol Cini’s The Spy and His CIA Brat shares a story exposed through letters, CIA documents, and historical sources as the author personally experienced post-World War II Europe and the Vietnam War. Living through bombings, tank invasions, and mysterious ghosts while traveling the globe at his father’s various stations, Cini found himself at famous touchpoints in history during childhood and then served his country for over three decades in an unnamed agency. Like father, like son? Nutshell review: A son decodes his father’s mysterious life as a secret agent.


SUDOKU

See puzzle solutions on page 26.


By Mallory Balice Program Specialist

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ay is osteoporosis month! Let’s focus on how to keep our bones healthy and strong.

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is common disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. It makes it easy to break a bone. What are the signs and symptoms? Once your bones are weakened, you may have signs and symptoms that include: 

Back pain

A loss of height

A stooped posture

For some people, the first sign may be a broken bone, usually in the spine or hip

What are the risk factors? 

Family history: Osteoporosis usually runs in families. If anyone in your family had a hip or spine fracture, you’re more likely to get it as well.

Gender: Women are four times more likely than men to get osteoporosis.

Age: Though anyone can have osteoporosis, petite women older than 50 are more likely to get it.

Smoking: Studies show that cigarette smokers are

By Cherie Browning

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aby boomers—people born from 1945-1965—are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults. Anyone can get Hepatitis C, but 3 out of 4 people with the virus are baby boomers. Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer. Unfortunately, 75 percent of

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more prone to this disease and have higher fracture risks. How can I have healthier bones? Start off with a healthy lifestyle. Eat a well-balanced diet, quit smoking cigarettes, increase your calcium and vitamin D intake with milk and dairy products, eggs, dark green vegetables, and foods that have added calcium and vitamin D. Exercise to strengthen your bones and muscles to avoid falls.

people do not know they are infected, since many people can live with hepatitis C for decades without symptoms or feeling sick. A simple blood test is the only way to know if you have the virus. It is recommended that all individuals in this age bracket be tested for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is now curable with

new medicines, so it is critical to get tested and seek treatment. Most treatment consists of daily oral antiviral medications for several months. After treatment, patients are tested to identify whether they are cured. Several local providers now offer the hepatitis C treatment. Patient HEPATITIS C, continued on page 18


By Dorrie Brennan Do you get frustrated when trying to clean your stainless steel appliances? Have you spent too many hours and too much money trying different products? When the sun shines on the appliance, do you get horrified to see those watermarks and grime that have never gone away after cleaning? Don’t let panic set in. You can go to the website of the manufacturer of the appliance to understand what they recommend for removing watermarks and stains. You can also reference the owner’s manual that comes with the appliance. Some solutions, however, are very costly. Search the internet for home remedy solutions. Go to https:// learn.compactappliance.com/clean-stainless-steelappliances/ which has several home remedy solutions.

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assistance programs through pharmaceutical companies provide free or low-cost medications to those who don’t qualify for other insurance or assistance. Due to the opioid crisis, the rate of acute hepatitis C in Brunswick County has doubled over the past few years. Sharing needles and other injection equipment places an individual at an increased risk for transmission. Locally, Coastal Horizons offers a syringe exchange

One that combines low cost and ease of cleaning is cleaning with white vinegar and oil. Yes! It’s that simple. First, spray or dampen a soft cloth with vinegar. Wipe in the direction of the grain working your way from the top to the bottom. Repeat this process until the appliance is free of stains and watermarks. Then get a clean cloth and dab the cloth with olive oil. Again, wipe in the direction of the grain. The olive oil gives the appliance the same luster that it had when you first bought it. Bob Vila provides information on his website on the type of cloths not to use. He also discusses home remedies to try if the appliance is heavy with grime. Go to https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-stainlesssteel/. Pay close attention to those “don’t use” items. When you have finished cleaning, sit back and enjoy the shiny view!

program. For more information, please call (910) 754-4515.

function tests 

Are exposed to blood from a known infected person

You should get tested if you: 

Were born between 1945-1965

Are a hemodialysis patient

Received donated blood or organs before 1992

Are a child born to a mother with hepatitis C

Are a current or past injection drug user, even if it was just once many years ago

Have chronic liver disease or HIV or AIDS

Have abnormal liver

Ask your medical provider for hepatitis C testing. Free or low-cost testing is available at Brunswick County Health Services and those who test positive will be referred to local providers who specialize in hepatitis C treatment.


Ash Senior Nutrition Site Activity Calendar Calendar is subject to change Virginia Long, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw Scool Road, Ash, NC 28420 Call 910-287-3998 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30-1:30 Tuesday & Thursday Lunch Served at 12 p.m.

Activity Calendar May 2018 TUESDAY

THURSDAY

MAY 1 9:30am Coffee with Friends 10:00am Puzzles 10:30am Corn Hole 10:45am Exercise 12:00pm Lunch

MAY 3 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:45 12:00

MAY 8 POLLING PLACE SITE CLOSED

MAY 10 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:45 12:00 12:30

Coffee with Friends Puzzles Corn Hole Exercise Lunch Bingo

MAY 17 9:30 10:30 10:45 12:00 12:30

Coffee with Friends Corn Hole Exercise Lunch Bingo

MAY 24 9:30 10:30 10:45 12:00 12:30

Coffee with Friends Corn Hole Exercise Lunch Bingo

MAY 31 9:30 10:30 10:45 12:00 12:30

Coffee with Friends Corn Hole Exercise Lunch Bingo

MAY 15 9:30 10:30 10:45 12:00 MAY 22 9:30 10:30 10:45 12:00 MAY 29 9:30 10:30 10:45 12:00

Coffee with Friends Corn Hole Exercise Lunch

Coffee with Friends Corn Hole Exercise Lunch

Coffee with Friends Corn Hole Exercise Lunch

Coffee with Friends Puzzles Corn Hole Exercise Lunch Nutrition with Mallory Balice

Sammy Boykins begins a jigsaw puzzle at the Ash Senior Site.


MAY MONDAY 10am 11am 12pm 12:30

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

MAY 7 9am Card Making MAY 14 4pm Meet and Drink Social at The Office MAY 14 6:15pm Yoga at Premier Fitness ($) MAY 7 & 21 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 kwest@cityofbsl.org to receive regular updates.

TUESDAY 9:30am Clogging 6:15pm All Levels Zumba

MAY 22 10am-1pm Rummikub Tournment Registration REQUIRED ($)

WEDNESDAY 10am

Video Fitness Walk Class ($) 11am Fit4Life Class ($) 12pm Nutritional Lunch 12:30 Cards, Dice and Rummikub 6:30pm Line Dancing Club

THURSDAY 10am 6pm

Mah Jong Card Club Night 6:15pm Yoga MAY 3 11am Shopping at Aldi and Lunch at Applebees

MAY 17 11:30—1pm Pot Luck Lunch Luau at Spring Lake Park

FRIDAY 10am 11am 12pm 12:30

MAY 4 11:30amBlood Pressure Checks MAY 11 12pm MAY Birthday Ice Cream Social

MAY 24 11am Brunch and a Movie

Keep a Look out to sign up for

SENIOR SUMMER CAMP!! MAY 28- CENTER CLOSED

June 13th-15th AND August 20th-23rd

— SPRING LAKE PARK —

SUNDAYS 4-6PM

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


MAY 22 10am-1pm

Rummikub Tournment **Registration REQUIRED (deadline May 17th)

$12 per person, includes a catered lunch and refreshments

Keep a Look out to sign up for

SENIOR SUMMER CAMP!! June 13th-15th AND August 20th-23rd

Thursday, May 17th 11:30-1pm

Potluck Lunch Luau at Spring Lake Park Bring your favorite side dish or dessert.

Every Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm $5 per person ALL levels of experience encouraged!

MAY 28- CENTER CLOSED

*Costume Contest*Games*Prizes*

Do you follow us on Facebook? Make sure you do, we have contest and other fun games to win great prizes! www. facebook.com/ BSLparksandrecreation

We also email out our calendar Monthly. Would you like to join? Email Karlin to request to be added at kwest@cityofbsl.org


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

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

Activity Calendar May 2018 MONDAY

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.

Donations???

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

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

10:00am Coffee 11:15am Exercise 12:00pm Lunch

10:00am Coffee 10:30am BINGO 12:00 pm Lunch

May 2 12:30pm Adult Coloring

May 4 12:30pm Adult Coloring

MAY 9 12:30pm Adult coloring

May 11 12:30pm Corn Hole Game

May 14 12:00pm Nutrition with Mallory

MAY 16 12:30pm Corn Hole Game

May 18 12:30pm Adult Coloring

12:30pm Corn Hole Game

MAY 23 12:30pm Corn Hole Game

May 25 12:30pm Corn Hole Game

10:00am Coffee 11:15am Exercise 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm Corn Hole Game May 7 12:30pm Corn Hole Game

May 21 12:30pm Corn Hole Game May 28 Site Closed Memorial Day

May 30 12:30pm Corn Hole Game


Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

DAILY Drop In Activities: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Morning News, Table Games, Devotions before Lunch Green or * = Fee Based Class; Red ^ =Requires Prior Sign Up; Blue=New Offering/Time 8:30 9:30 10:30 Chair Aerobics 10:30 11:30 11:00 Crafts 10:00 Painting

Strength & Core 8:30 Rise & Shine Yoga 9:30 Balance Class Tai-Chi Fit/Flow* 9:30

10:00 Total Body Cond 10:30 BINGO* 10:30 Arthritis Exercise 10:00 Geri-Fit 10:30 11:00 Line Dancing 11:00 10:00 Painting 11:00 11:00 10:30 Chair Aerobics

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

11:00 Crafts 11:30 TRX Training*^ 12p Lunch

12p Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease 1:00 1:00 Mah Johngg 1:00 6:30 Evening Yoga* 2:00 55+ By Donation

11:30a Lunch

12 Lunch

Sleep Mats 12:30 TRX Overflow*^ 12:30 Walk w/ Ease Parkinson’s-Beg*^ 1:00 Tabata*^ ($5) 1:00 Oil Painting Parkinson’s-Int*^ (8+ ppl required)

12 Lunch 12:30 1:30

Balance Class Yoga

Contributions Always Welcome for All Center Programming & Activities

Monthly Activity Schedule for May New Activities Evening Yoga—Open to All Ages 3 4 2 1 Derby Hat Contest 55+, BY DONATION, $5 for <55y.o Mondays, 6:30p 12p Hand & Foot Sewing Bee 12-3p Special Events: Card Game 1-3p 5/4: Derby Hat Contest, 12p 5/4: PT Screens 9:30a 7 8 CLOSED FOR 9 10 11 5/10: Marilou-Info on Comm. Res. PRIMARY Caregiver Grp 10a 5/17: Spa Manicures: 9am ELECTIONS Info on Community Outing to 5/18: Vision Board Workshop $20ea Resources -12p Calabash 5/22: Coffee with a Cop 9:30a 5/25: Senior Prom 5:30p 14 15 16 17 18 Regular Monthly Events Spa Manicures Vision Board Daily Announcements at 12:15p Workshop Sewing Bee 12-3p Hand & Foot 1-3p w/Teresa: 9am 1st Fridays: Birthday Celebration Set Appt.at desk 2-3:30p $20 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: Sewing Bee 21 22 23 24 25 1st & 3rd Wednesdays: Hand & Foot Senior Prom Hired Hands Coffee with a Cop 2nd Thurs: Caregiver Support Grp 5 pmMusic 9:30a Coups For Troops 2nd Fridays: Monthly Outing 8:30 pm 10:30a 9:30a 3rd Mondays: Hired Hands Music 28 For Updates on Events & Activities: Last Wednesdays: Coups For Troops CLOSED for Listen for Announcements at Lunch (12:15p, 11:45a Wed) Upcoming Events! MEMORIAL DAY Or Email Us Your Info at 6/1: Cook Out—Free for Congregate, cbledsoe@bsrinc.org to be on our email list. $5 contribution for guests MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY


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

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

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.”

Senior Prom Friday, May 25 5:30-8p Tix: $3 for 1, or 2 for $5

Spa Manicures w/Teresa Thurs. May 17 9am-11am Set Your Appt. at the Front Desk

COFFEE WITH A COP

Health Info & Screenings!

Tues, May 22nd 9:30a RSVP at Front Desk

Vision Board Workshop

Derby Hat Contest!

Fri, 5/4 at 12p The Leland Room $20pp RSVP at Desk

PT/Fall Risk Screenings—Look for Flyer for Dates Lunch & Learn: Pre-Planning w/ White Funeral & Cremation — Look for Flyer for Dates Sign Up at the Front Desk!

Fri, 5/4 at 12p Friendship Hall

Materials needed:

Oil Painting with Jeri

Caregiver Support Group

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, 1-3pm Help us flatten, fold, & cut ANYTIME, Bags are in the “Rack Room” (Billiards).


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

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

“Put some

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

in your step, Leland!”

Exercise Class Offerings: 

Yoga

Tai-Chi

Strength & Core

Arthritis

Total Body

Exercise

Conditioning

Balance Class

Line Dancing

Tabata

Geri-Fit

TRX

Beat Parkinson’s

Walk With Ease

Chair Aerobics

Tabata

Participant Testimonials: “I never knew exercise could be so much fun!” -Gaiel “I feel very relaxed. I love it!” -Gladys “My flexibility and balance have improved significantly.” -Barbara

“I feel stronger head to toe, and have more confidence.” - Nancy

“My Dr. said I had a speedy recovery because I was exercising regularly.” - Marie

We Had a Blast at the 2018 Brunswick County Senior Games! Join Us Next Year! Let Us Know if You’d Like to Help Us Start a Cheer Squad

Email Cbledsoe@bsrinc.org


PUT YOUR AD HERE Advertise in the Brunswick Senior Buzz! Newsletters.bsri @gmail.com (910)754-2300 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS From page 16

102 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461

Call 910-278-3622 or 278-6552 910-754-2300 For Reservations Deanna Eddinger, Community Center Director Rodney, Stephanie & Thomas Community Center Assistants Operating Hours: 9:30 am-2:00 pm

Activity Calendar May 2018 TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

10:00 am Rummikub 10:30am Playing Pool 11:15 am Sit & Be Fit 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 PM BINGO

10:00 am Social Time 10:30am Playing Pool 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 1:00pm Sr. Splash 1:00pm Drumming with Perry Smith

10:00 am Rummikub 10:30am Playing Pool 11:15am Karate Moves with Thomas 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30 PM BINGO

May 1 12:00 Nutrition cooking/Taste demo with Mallory 11:15 am Sit & Be Fit 12:30 PM BINGO MAY 8TH 11:15 am Sit & Be Fit 12:30 PM BINGO May 15th 11:15 am Sit & Be Fit 12:30 PM BINGO

May 22nd 11:15 am Sit & Be Fit 12:30 PM BINGO May 29th 11:15 am Sit & Be Fit

12:30 PM BINGO

MAY 3 11:15 am Karate Moves with Thomas 12:30 PM BINGO May 10th 11:15 am Karate Moves with Thomas 12pm Celebrating

May 2 1:00pm Sr. Splash MAY 9 1:00pm Sr. Splash May 16 1:00pm Sr. Splash May 23 1:00pm Sr. Splash May 30 1:00pm Sr. Splash

Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day 12:30 PM BINGO May 17th 11:15 am Karate Moves with Thomas 12:30 PM BINGO May 24th 11:15 am Karate Moves with Thomas 12:30 PM BINGO May 31st 11:15 am Karate Moves with Thomas 12pm Birthday Friends Social 12:30 PM BINGO


Activity Calendar

May 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 1pm Beginner Bridge

*FEE BASED CLASSES NOTED ABOVE MAY 7 12pm Basket Weaving With Zada Mae 1pm Beginner Bridge MAY 14 12pm Basket Weaving With Zada Mae 1pm Beginner Bridge MAY 28 CENTER CLOSED Memorial Day

BOOST AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE DURING CENTER HOURS 8AM TO 4PM

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 2:30pm Beginner Line Dancing May 1 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Walgreens Presentation 12pm Moving for Better Balance 5:30pm Diabetes SelfManagement Class MAY 8 10am Caregivers Support Group 12pm Moving for Better Balance MAY 15 10am Caregivers Support Group 11am Walgreens Presentation 12pm Moving for Better Balance MAY 22 10am Caregivers Support Group 12pm Moving for Better Balance MAY 29 12pm Moving for Better Balance

WEDNESDAY 10am

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

MAY 2 9am Meditation MAY 9 9am Meditation MAY 16 9am Meditation 10am Shopping Trip To Tanger Outlets Sign up Required MAY 23 9am Meditation

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

1:15pm

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

FRIDAY 9am Choral Group 9:30am Pilates 12pm Moving for Better Balance 9:30am Ladies Pool / Billards 10am Beginner Computer Class 10:00am Tabata Class 10:30am Craft Class 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Art Class 1pm *Seated Tai Chi ($5) 2:30pm *Tai Chi ($5)

MAY 4 Cinco de Mayo Celebration 11am

9am-1pm JOB FAIR 55+ MAY 3 12pm Moving for Better Balance MAY 10 11am Sip n Chat 12pm Moving for Better Balance 12pm Nutrition Presentation MAY 17 12pm Moving for Better Balance MAY 24 12pm Moving for Better Balance MAY 31 12pm Moving for Better Balance (Last Class)

10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 3 10:30am BP Screening by Amedysis Hospice

MAY 11 Mother’s Day Celebration 11am 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 4 10am Visually Impaired Group Mtg 10:30am BP Screening by Lower Cape Fear Hospice 7pm Blue Grass Band

MAY 18 10am Beginner Computer Class Wk 5 10:30am BP Screening by Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1pm Movie Day “The Queen”

MAY 25 BIRTHDAY DAY 10am Beginner ComputerClass Wk 6 CANCELLED 10:30am BP Screening by Lower Cape Fear Hospice 7pm Blue Grass Band



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

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 10:00 Card Making/ Paper Crafting 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Cardio Fusion 1:30 Mah Jongg 1:00 Total Body Conditioning 6:30 Jam Session MAY 7 12:30 Older Americans Month Celebration– Show by Lindley Habilitation MAY 28 Closed for Memorial Day

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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 ($) 11:30 Lunch 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 12:30 Easy Crafts 1:00 Silver Paddles 1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:00 Travel Desk 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 2:00 HIIT ($) 6:30 Square Dancing ($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9-12 Begin, Adv., Int. Watercolor ($) 9:30 Geri-Fit 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Shanghai Rummy 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 10:45 You Can Do It 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bible Study 12:30 Silver Samurai ($) 12:30 Games 12:30 Jewelry 101 12:45 Afternoon Movie (M) 2:00 Ballet and Tap

8:00-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Yoga & Pilates 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:00 Quilting 9:00 Advanced German 9:30 Gerifit 10:00 Knit & Chain Gang 10:00 Quilting 10:00 Bible Study 11:30 Lunch 1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core ($) 1:00 Beg. Line Dance 2:00 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:00 HIIT ($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/ Friends 9:00 Technology Workshop 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 Games 1:00 Pickleball 1:00 Photography 2nd & 4th Fridays 1:30 Hand Drumming

MAY 22 9:30 Special Copper Embossing Class ($)

MAY 2 9 Shopping Trip: T J Maxx/ A C Moore MAY 9 9:30 Parkinson’s Support Group 12:45 Movie: Mother’s Day MAY 16 12:00 Prescription Assistance Presentation 12:45 Movie: Going in Style MAY 23 10 Caregiver Support Group 12:45 Movie: The Post

Calendar is subject to change...please email Jackie at jknott@bsrinc.org to receive regular updates.


Spring Concert and Ice Cream Social!

Please join us in our stage ballroom on Monday, May 7th at 12:30pm for a concert by our friends at Lindley Habilitation. Enjoy ice cream and listen to their beautiful spring program! Sign up at the front desk to attend. Thank you to Bret Tharp with Next Day Access for sponsoring this event!

Shopping Trip! Wednesday, May 2nd—9am T.J. Maxx and A.C. Moore Sign up at the front desk! *Space is limited

Please Join us on Tuesday morning, May 22nd at 9:30am for a special copper embossing class presented by Sherry Ross. Cost is $10, and all supplies will be provided. Sign up at the front desk for this class soon. Space is limited!

The Brunswick Center at Southport will be used as an early voting location from April 19th through May 8th (election day.)

We still have tables left! Saturday, June 9th 9am-1pm Cost is $20 for 2- 6’ tables and a hot dog lunch. *Shoppers may buy lunch for $5.oo while they’re here! Registration forms available at the Brunswick Center at Southport

Need prescription assistance? Please join us on May 16th for a presentation by Marilou Smith on how you can help cut your prescription costs. It’s on Wednesday, May 16th at 12:00pm in our dining room during lunch. Make your lunch reservations ahead of time!


Irene Hankins’ 90th Birthday Memorial Celebration! Memories, Snacks and Pinochle, Oh My! April 6, 2018

This celebration was truly amazing, and a great time was had by all! A huge thank you to Mayor Jerry Dove for giving the welcome, and to Ron Thompson for sharing his amazing voice with us! We miss you, Irene! We would also like to thank: AARP tax aide volunteers for all of their hard

work helping out with taxes! People who donated blue jeans for our sewing project. Joyce Lowrimore for donating a beautiful fern for our lobby. It’s beautiful!


EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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 swhitley@bsrinc.org to receive regular updates.

8-4 8:30

Drop In

8-4

Drop In Activities 8-4

Drop In Activities 8-4

Drop In Activities

8-4

Drop In Activi-

Activities

8

Walking Club

Coffee w/

8

Pickleball (DG)($)

8:30

ties

Coffee w/

8

Pickleball (DG)($)

Friends (M)

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends

Friends (M)

8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 10:15 Co-Ed Volleyball

9:30

Beginner Yoga

10

Crochet & Knit

9

50+ Softball (DG)

Gang

10

10:15 Co-Ed Volley-

12

8:30

(M)

Coffee w/

(M)

9

Friends (M)

(DG)

9

50+ Softball (DG)

10

Rummikub

12

Lunch

10

Adult Coloring

11

Painting Club

Brain Fitness

1

Movie

10:30 Bingo

12

Tai Chi

Lunch

1:30

AFEP

10:30 Chair Exercise

1

Lunch

12:30 AFEP

2

Corn hole

12

Lunch

3

Silver Samurai

10:45 Gentle Yoga

1:30

WWE

2:30

WWE

1

Games

50+ Basketball

11:15 Tai Chi

1

Games

3

50+ Basketball

1

King’s Row Canas-

(DG)

12

Lunch

1

King’s Row Ca-

(DG)

2

ta

12

Qi Gong/Tai Chi 3:15

3:15

Pickleball (DG)($)

ball (DG)

nasta

12:30 AFEP

GeriFit

1:30

WWE

2

Line Dancing

3

50+ Basketball

GeriFit

(DG)

Monthly Calendar for May MONDAY

TUESDAY 1

WEDNESDAY 2

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3

4

10

11

1 Spring Wreath Class

7

8

9

2 Alzheimer & Dementia Caregiver Support Group 14

15 2 Intro to Hand Tools

21 10 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

22

28

29

CLOSED Memorial Day

16

17

18

24

25

11 Hired Hands Band 23

2 Intro to Hand Tools

2 Intro to Hand Tools

12:30 Mother’s Appreciation Day

30 9 Shopping Trip

31

12 Birthday Celebration

Happy Mother’s Day


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

Susan Whitley, Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

May is Older Americans Month!!! To celebrate, bring in those adorable baby/childhood pictures to display and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try and guess who is who!

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

Trip to South Carolina Tobacco Museum

Wednesday June 6th at 8 am Admission and Transportation included for $10. Lunch will be on your own at Webster Manor. It is all you can eat with beverage and dessert ($10 at restaurant). After lunch enjoy a trip down memory lane full of nostalgia at the Golden Leaf Antique Market. Must pay and register before May 15.

Can you guess who this Supply employee is?

A new Walk With Ease session will begin in May! May 7th at 1:30 will be sign up and demo day. Regular sessions will be Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:30 and Wednesdays at 2:30.

Introduction to Hand Tools Tuesdays at 2pm Class Begins May 15th Must RSVP!

Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Appreciation Day May 12

12:30

Join us as we celebrate all of our wonderful mothers! Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Support Group Ever 2nd Thursday of the Month

Movies Every Wednesday 1pm


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

Susan Whitley, Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

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

A Special Thank You!!!! We would like to extend a huge thank you to those who helped make our Easter Turkey Fry a great success!! We extend thanks to the Brunswick County LongBeards, Lester Todd, NWTF for donating the turkeys. Another thanks to Pastor Lucas and Pastor Alan from Coastal Vineyard Church for frying the turkeys!

Spring Wreath Class Meets every Monday at 1pm Brunswick County Opioid Taskforce Presentation and Information session:

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic Wednesday May 2nd at 1pm

Every 3rd Monday of

Bring your own flowers or pay $5 for a bunch. Grapevine Wreath will be provided. If you want a bow, bring your own ribbon.

Each month at 10 May 21, 10 am

Volunteer Opportunities Are you a people person? Seeking Volunteers for our front desk. We have shifts open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays!

Do you have photography, writing, interviewing or media experience? Seeking volunteers to help create content for the Senior Buzz Newsletter!


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 May 2018 TUESDAY

THURSDAY

10:00am Coffee 11:15am YOGA Class 12:00pm Lunch

10:00am Coffee and Games 11:15am YOGA Class 12:00pm Lunch

MAY 1 10:00am

MAY 3 10:00am

Rummikub

MAY 10 10:00am

Rummikub

Rummikub

MAY 8 POLLING PLACE SITE CLOSED MAY 15 10:00am Rummikub May 22 10:00am Rummikub MAY 29 10:00am Painting with Paul

MAY 17 10:00 am Rummikub May 24 10:00am Rummikub 12:00pm Nutrition Presentation MAY 31 10:00am Painting with Paul

RALEIGH—North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warns Medicare recipients to be on alert for scams. Beginning in April 2018 and running through April 2019, old Medicare cards will be replaced with ones that no longer show Social Security numbers. Instead, cards will have a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and to check eligibility and claim status. “This will happen automatically,” Causey said. “Recipients won’t have to pay anyone or provide additional information to anyone who may threaten to remove Medicare benefits unless they comply.” Having Social Security numbers removed from Medicare cards helps fight medical identity theft and protect medical and financial information. Recently, however, the department has learned of Medicare recipients who received phone calls from people asking for personal information. Listed below are ways people may try to scam you: 

Is someone calling, claiming to be from Medicare, and asking for your Social Security number or bank information? Hang up. That’s a scam. First, Medicare won’t call you. Second, Medicare will never ask for your Social Security number or bank information.

Is someone asking you to pay for your new card? That’s a scam. Your new Medicare card is free.

Is someone threatening to cancel your benefits if you don’t give up information or money? This is a scam. New Medicare cards will be mailed to you automatically. There won’t be any changes to your benefits.

Family members may get their cards in different months. For more information on Medicare fraud, contact the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at (855) 408-1212 or your local SHIIP Coordinating Site at (910)754-2300, ext. 1056. —Rene Tarquinio BSRI Case Manager/SHIIP Coordinator


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

MAY

*Menus subject to change*

Monday

Tuesday 1

Chicken Pot Pie Broccoli Spiced Warm Peaches Biscuit Margarine Milk 2% 7 Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Whole Wheat Penne Pasta Green Salad Pineapple Tidbits Ranch Dressing Bread Stick Milk 2%

8

14

15

Beef Meatballs w/ BBQ Sauce Cheesy Hashbrowns California Blend Veg Tropical Fruit Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 21 Chicken Marsala California Veg Baked apples Garlic Herb -Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 28 CLOSED Memorial Day

Baked Boneless Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gratin Steamed Cabbage Brown Sugar Apples Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2% Sliced Ham Country Style Green beans Whipped Sweet potatoes Baked Apples and Cranberries Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2% 22 Shepherd’s Pie Buttered Peas Mixed Berry Cobbler Whole Wheat Roll Milk 2%

29 Country Style Steak Green Beans White Rice Peaches Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

Wednesday 2 Southern Style Pork BBQ Cole Slaw Brown Sugar Apples Potatoes Au Gratin 4” Bun Milk 2% 9 Beef Stroganoff Peas Pears Egg Noodles Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

Thursday 3 Hamburger Steak W/ Brown Gravy Okra and Tomatoes Fresh Orange White Rice Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

Friday 4 Baked Chicken Breast w/ Mushroom Gravy Dill Carrots Chilled Pears Mashed Potatoes Whole Wheat Roll Milk 2%

10 BBQ Chicken Breast Collard Greens Orange Mac & Cheese Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

11 Sloppy Joe Baked Beans Tater Tots Chilled Pears 4 “ Bun Milk 2%

16 Chicken Salad Three Bean Salad Peaches Wheat Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk 2%

17 Beef Hotdog Coleslaw Baked Beans Hotdog bun Apple Cobbler Mustard Milk 2 %

18 Chicken Teriyaki Brown Rice Asian Veggies Vanilla Pudding Mandarin Oranges Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

23 Kielbasa Sausage w/Peppers &Onions Sauerkraut Creamed Corn Hotdog bun Spiced Pears Margarine Mustard Packet Milk % 30 Baked Chicken Breast w/ Mushroom Gravy Dill Carrots Chilled Pears Mashed Potatoes Whole Wheat Roll Milk 2%

24 Baked Spaghetti Spaghetti Noodles Peas and Carrots Peach Cobbler Breadstick Milk 2%

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

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


Kenneth Edward Albea, Sr., 89, of Leland, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at home. Raul Aude, 83, of Southport, died Friday, March 9, 2018 in Bolivia. Margaret Elizabeth Barner, 92, died Friday, March 2, 2018 in Bolivia. Robert W. Benjamin, 89, of Shallotte, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Tenney Ruth (“Tina”) Caulder, 79, of Southport, died Friday, March 30, 2018. Betty Cea, 78, of Southport died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at home. Henni M. Estenfellder Childs, 90, of Shallotte, died Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Lettie M. Frink, 85, of Sunset Beach, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Leslie Alfred Goldfinger, 60, of Winnabow, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Annie Laura Grimes, 76, died Monday, March 26, 2018. John Samuel Hodge, 71, of Leland, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Jack Don Hodges, 74, of Leland died March 6, 2018. Robert Raleigh Holden, 95, of Supply, died Monday April 2, 2018, at home. Ruth Lillian Hubbell, 84, of Calabash, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga.

Jean Hunter Clark, 81, of Southport, died Friday, March 30, 2018.

Violet Rock Jester, 77, of Shallotte, died Friday, March 23, 2018 at Novant Health – Brunswick Medical Center in Supply.

Patricia Joan Barrett Collings, 83, of Supply, died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at home.

John Henry Johnson, 85, of Southport, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Helen Diane “Aunt Junie” Doner, 72, of Carolina Shores, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Mary Hawes Lewis, 79, of Shallotte, died Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Christine L. Fassbender, 93, of Supply, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

James Arthur Merrick, 83, of Leland, died Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Howard Rudolph Fowler, 65, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Diego John Monticciolo, 80, of Carolina Shores, died Friday, March 23, 2018.

Willie Freeman, 82, of Navassa, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

John Phillip Newton, 81, of Shallotte, died Saturday, March 17, 2018. Elizabeth F. Phillips, 82, of Bolivia died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Wade Rush Poole, Jr., 85, of Ash, died Sunday, March 18, 2018. Lois Ivita Powell, 85, of Oak Island, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Davis Community in Wilmington. Ruby E. Sale (Campbell), 77, of Calabash, died Sunday, March 11, 2018. Carl B. Shean, 85, of Supply, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Doris M. Shook, 86, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Donna M. Skrutskie, 64, of Shallotte, died Thursday, March 15, 2018. Louise F. Stanley, 82, of Shallotte, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia. Betty Mirl S. Willetts, 81, of Winnabow, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at home. Mary A. Williams, 83, of Supply, died Monday, April 2, 2018 in The Laurels of Pender, Burgaw. Retha L. Williams, 91, of Leland, died Sunday, March 25, 2018.


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Safe Retirement Solutions Insurance, Planning, Wealth Management 5039-5 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-6921 www.johningrahamllc.com

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