Brunswick Senior Buzz May 2020

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

May 2020

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OUR SENIOR CENTERS MAY BE CLOSED Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. senior centers may be closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Find more info on page 12 and www.bsrinc.org. We have included calendars of events for each of our centers, but some events described in this month’s Buzz may be unavailable due to closures and cancellations. Please call ahead to confirm events.

Correction In our April 2020 issue, we failed to include the grandparents support group at the Brunswick Center at Supply. The Buzz regrets the omission. For more information, please call the center at (910) 754-7604.


Contents

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CONTENTS Letter from Leland ...................................... 5 BSRI News .................................................. 6-9 Volunteers .................................................. 10 In the Garden ............................................. 11 News from Our Centers .......................... 12 News from Our Volunteers .................... 14 News from Our Seniors ........................... 16 Best Bites ...................................................... 22 Puzzles .......................................................... 30 SHIIP .............................................................. 34 Lunch Menu ................................................ 38 Read All About It ....................................... 39

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Cover photographer Irene Dowdy has enjoyed photography as a hobby for more than 20 years. Her special interests lie in landscape, nature, wildlife, macro and digital art photography, with an eye to finding an unusual angle, perspec ve, or rendering of an ordinary photograph. She has had images published in the WECT and The Brunswick Beacon calendars. She is a charter member of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and has won numerous awards. Irene also enjoys golf and Ocean Isle Beach. Taylor Kurosad is majoring in public health at University of North Carolina Wilmington and is interning for Wellness Program Manager Mallory Balice. “I have learned so much about nutri on and developing wellness programs,” Taylor says. She lives in Wrightsville Beach and hopes to move to the coast of California a er her May gradua on, and go on to graduate school in public health or epidemiology. See Taylor’s health column on page 22. Donna Ruth Morgan volunteers with Friends of the Library in Southport and Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes Library Commission, Brunswick County Library Board of Trustees, and the N.C. Friends of the Public Library. She inherited a love of reading and shares that same enjoyment with her four children and three grandchildren. Donna selects some favorite tomes on page 39. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Planta on in Brunswick County in 2017 a er Pat re red as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. On page 11, Pat discusses a simple method of compos ng and community garden protocols.

Contributors

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BSRI STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Mallory Balice Mallory Balice is BSRI’s Wellness Program Manager. She assesses individual nutrition care plans, leads group nutrition education, manages agency food pantries, and coordinates with other health organizations to promote wellness in the community. She is a member of the Brunswick Wellness Coalition, Cooperative Extension Committee, and Food Bank Advisory Committee. Mallory was born and raised in Virginia Beach. “I am a beach girl at heart,” she says. She got her B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics from Radford University and is now pursuing a master’s in public health. “My husband, Josh, my sons Jax and Mason, and working out are the things that motivate me,” Mallory says. She and her husband are college sweethearts and have been married seven years. Mallory was a competitive cheerleader for 14 years.


Letter from Leland

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Make Your Mark This Month

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t’s that time of year again! May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” is a meditation on our “new normal” during this time of COVID-19. If we learn anything from this experience, it is that we must charge forward with a renewed sense of interconnectedness, communitymindedness, and awareness of the mark we make on each other’s lives.

Photo by Irene Dowdy

This photo of the east end of Ocean Isle Beach looking toward the pier is from October, 2017. People may be absent from the beach right now, but much of life con nues there the same as before.

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org (910) 622-1036

Fortunately, we’ve witnessed the demonstration of such ideals from our wonderful BSRI staff and volunteers as they prepared and distributed thousands of meals in recent weeks to our homebound participants and through a curbside lunch program. Volunteers have been the backbone of our operation, showing a level of commitment that only comes from a place of love. Our crafters have been busily creating masks for staff and healthcare workers. Assistant

Veronica Le ‐McGee, Director The Brunswick Center at Leland

directors have created activity packets for staying engaged as we shelter in place. And countless others have provided the timely and necessary phone calls, emails, and check-ins that have been crucial in reminding us that we are all in this together. We may have closed our doors, but certainly not our hearts. MARK, con nued on page 6

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Taylor Kurosad, Veronica Lett-McGee, Mike McGurn, Donna Ruth Morgan, Patrick Naughton, Sarah Powell, Jennifer Sherman, René Tarquinio CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Courtney Bledsoe, Irene Dowdy, Ava Gosline, Teresa Nelson, Sarah Powell ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin alangin@bsrinc.org Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org © 2019 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

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Instead of congregate meals in our lunchroom, cars line up at the Brunswick Center at Leland to pick up meals curbside. Contribu ons for congregate meals are always welcome: bsrinc.org/donate/. Bon appe t!


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Letter from Leland

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MARK, con nued on page 6

My prayer for us is that we walk away from this moment in time renewed in our commitment to each other, with a new understanding of what is means to be social creatures. This a time to treasure what a gift it is to serve our community. Our older generations hold lessons of resilience and perseverance of which we must take heed in these uncertain times. May this also be a time for recollection, for restoration that can only come from a pause, one that maybe our entire world needed. Stay well, friends.

Veronica Lett-McGee Director, The Brunswick Center at Leland

Bridging the Gap Between Government, Nonprofits, and Faith-based Groups Health Call Center, Access and Functional Needs Division, and local hospitals with medical professionals choosing to volunteer and serve their community. As feeding coordinator, she fosters unity of effort with volunteer and nonprofit organizations and links Brunswick County residents with organizations providing food and supplies.

By Jennifer Sherman Director of Case Management

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ast September, Brunswick County Emergency Services created a new position, Volunteer and Non-Profit Coordinator (VNPC), to bridge the gap of communication between local government, nonprofits, and faith-based communities. Leslie Stanley was named VNCP after 13 years of experience with Brunswick County Emergency Services. She will develop, implement, and manage countywide program activities to coordinate assistance for emergency and disaster response through a network of community, faith-based and volunteer organizations, nonprofit organizations, and local governments. Stanley was born and raised in N.C. Her family has made Southport their home and enjoy living in such a picturesque town. Stanley says, “I cherish my family. My husband and

Leslie Stanley

I have four children, a dog, and are members of Trinity United Methodist Church. My relationship with God is my foundation, and I am so grateful for Him and the family and life He has given me!” They enjoy the simple things in life, such as bike riding, walking their dog, watching a good movie, occasional gardening, a good book, and cooking. During the pandemic of COVID19, Stanley is connecting the Public

“As the Volunteer and Non-Profit Coordinator, I value the working relationship I have developed with Brunswick Senior Resources as well as other nonprofits in Brunswick County,” Stanley says. “I enjoy working alongside organizations that take great care in helping those in need.” Please visit our website, bsrinc.org/resources/, for COVID-19 updates, resources, and links to VNPC’s community assistance resources. You can reach Leslie Stanley at leslie.stanley@brunswickcountync. gov or (910) 253-2589.


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Meals on Wheel America Gives COVID-19 Grant to BSRI Brunswick Senior Resources has been approved to receive a Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund grant in the amount of $20,000. The funding will help provide meals for homebound seniors in Brunswick County during this time when COVID-19 makes special demands on our resources. BSRI and our seniors are grateful for the grant from Meals on Wheels America.

Distancing in the Sunshine In March, Boiling Spring Lakes participants headed outside for a Fit 4 Life class with Gretchen— six feet apart, of course.

Meals in the Monsoon Want to Make a Contribution for Your Meal? Contributions are always welcome for congregate meals, now being distributed curbside. Your contribution makes it possible for us to provide meals and services for everyone who is in need. Your contributuon is greatly appreciated! https://bsrinc.org/donate/

Tornado winds in April did not stop Brunswick Center at Southport staff from supplying curbside takeout meals to area seniors. Director Melissa Catlett pints to the sky while Nutrition Coordinator Beverly Bridgers, her husband Henry, and Catlett’s husband Steve brave the storm. In the burgundy sweatshirt is Amber Ramsey, Southport’s cook. Keep your feet well planted, friends!

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BSRI Thrift Stores

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BSRI Thrift Stores Hope to Reopen Soon with Online Shopping and a Redesigned Website By Mike McGurn BSRI Thrift Stores Operations Manager Hello, Friends of BSRI Thrift Stores. We sincerely hope you are all well and staying safe. We miss you! At press time, our thrift stores are still closed until further notice. We hope to open soon and we are very excited to announce that, whether the stores are open or not, BSRI will soon offer online shopping on our newly redesigned website, www.bsrincthrift.org!

BSRI Thrift Stores are currently closed due to the state order. SHOP ONLINE! See story at right.

SHOP our BSRI thrift stores for the best selection! Two locations:

10001 Beach Dr. Calabash NEW! 5302 Main Street Shallotte DONATE your extra items to help senior programs and services in Brunswick County! For free pickup, call (910) 712-6458 VOLUNTEER at our thrift stores— it’s fun! Apply online at www.bsrinc.org/volunteers.html

You will be able to shop on our website for the very best merchandise that we have to offer including furniture, home décor, appliances, housewares, dishware, collectibles, women’s accessories, and more! The merchandise will be offered for online purchase and in-store pickup. We will also deliver large items locally for a fee. We look forward to better serving your “thrifting” needs with our new online shopping platform, and we hope to see you back in our stores again soon too! All the best!


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Mask Donation Helps Keep BSRI Safe Volunteers from the Brunswick Arts Council made anti-viral masks and donated them to BSRI centers to use for our staff and volunteers. “When the CDC made the recommendation that we all should be wearing a mask, we reached out to the Brunswick Arts Council with a request for our staff and volunteers serving beside us,” says Jennifer Sherman, BSRI director of case management. Brunswick Arts Council Director Mary Beth Livers brought 75 masks the first week, and Arts Council members are busy making more. “They are making more so we can provide masks to those we serve,” Sherman said. BSRI staff and volunteers are grateful for the donation in this time of coronavirus.

Photo by Sharon Chance courtesy The Brunswick Beacon

From le are Teresa Nelson, director of the Brunswick Center at Shallo e; Jennifer Sherman, BSRI director of case management; and Mary Beth Livers, execu ve director of the Brunswick Arts Council.

Good News from Southport A participant recently called the Brunswick Center at Southport . “She said she had been shopping for us,” says Director Melissa Catlett. “She came by and brought us 112 pounds of food, 36 pounds of pet food, 40 pounds of kitty litter, incontinence supplies, paper products, and printer paper (for the center). AND she gave me an envelope with $500 in cash! “I have cried because I am so humbled by her generosity,” Catlett says. The donor wishes to remain anonymous, but BSRI and our seniors are grateful for the donation.

We need one another, especially now. North Carolina Seniors and others at high risk of COVID‐19 can request help with:  Food and medical deliveries, including needs for pets  Wellness checks Visit www.coronacommunity.org or call 919‐459‐5681


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Volunteers

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Friendly Faces Provide Support During Crisis By Sarah Powell Volunteer Coordinator

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noticed some of the same faces during the most chaotic and uncertain days amid the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses had begun shutting doors to prevent possible spread of the virus. In late March Brunswick County, along with state recommendations, started implementing serious precautions. BSRI geared up to provide frozen meals to avoid daily exposure to seniors and staff. We knew we would have to do something. We needed to keep feeding our most vulnerable clients, but how would we do it safely? Our BSRI team came together, virtually. We had a lot of screen time together. We began to plot out a plan for the end of March and April. That plan included preparing more frozen meals at one time than we have ever done before! Our nutrition staff and volunteers prepared meals for two weeks, maxing out freezer space, gearing up to deliver frozen meals to clients. These meals would make up for two weeks worth of deliveries for over 400 people countywide. Thanks to our volunteers, staff, and clients, we were able to shift our normal routine to care for everyone's well-being.

Here in Leland the same few volunteers showed up in the kitchen and packed meals for hours, every day, for a week or more. I asked them if they had anything to say as they humbly agreed to a picture. This is what they said: Sue Duncan (top right), Leland volunteer for three years: “This is the best volunteer job I’ve ever had. I love the staff! Doug and Shelley make us laugh and smile as we prep meals. It’s good friendship and good exercise! I love being able to be here and be a part of this.” Pat (top left) and Charlie Wolfrum (not pictured), Leland volunteers for two years: “We are lucky to be able to be here, and there are others who can’t be here, so every time I come in to volunteer I feel blessed that I am able to help someone that can’t get out. I am a senior and so I appreciate my ability to be active and give back.”

Contact Sarah Powell, BSRI Volunteer Coordinator at: spowell@bsrinc.org to find out how easy it is to join our team! Online applications can be filled out on our website www.bsrinc.org/volunteer Or you can call (910) 880-2777


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In the Garden

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Healthy Socializing Around Plants and Gardeners By Pat Naughton

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ocial isolation can be stressful. Tending to outdoor plants brings a breath of fresh air to every gardener.

An Alternative Method of Composting One of the best ways to care for plants is to add compost. Amending soil around plants with compost adds nutrition and water retention to the soil. Composting is usually done is large bins. Most homeowners’ associations prohibit these types of bins. Trench composting is an alternative to bin composting. Keep a one-gallon plastic container with a lid under the sink. A coffee container is perfect for this purpose. Collect nonmeat kitchen scraps such as coffee grounds, eggshells, nut shells, and plant material. When the container is full, dig a hole adjacent to a plant, dump the container in the hole, and cover it up. As the soil temperature warms up the plant material will decompose and attract earthworms and other beneficial insects.

Staying Healthy in Community Gardens The level of future virus infections is unknown. There are things gardeners should do maintain a healthy community garden environment year-round. Here are some recommendations from the N.C. State Extension: 

Wear disposable gloves to avoid picking up germs from gates, spigots, etc.

When par cipa ng in community gardens, use precau ons to maintain a healthy environment. Wear gloves, bring your own tools, and wash and sani ze tools a er use. Maintain social distancing and wash or sani ze your hands before and a er working in the garden. And enjoy the fruits of your labors! 

Bring your own tools and avoid sharing tools.

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Gardens should provide handwashing stations, if at all possible, or hand sanitizer. Everyone should wash their hands before entering the garden and upon exiting.

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Clean and disinfect when possible. Wash and rinse tools prior to sanitizing to remove organic matter on the surface that would reduce the benefit of sanitizers. Provide a tub of soapy water (a biodegradable soap should be just fine here) and a separate tub to rinse tools before tools are sanitized.

Disinfectants: The Centers for Disease Control advises using

compounds on the list of EPArecommended disinfectants, which can be found at bit.ly/2VoroM7. Note: this list is based on current data, but compounds have not been validated for COVID-19. Bleach may be used to disinfect surfaces, but the concentration is higher for COVID-19 than for everyday sanitation: 5 tablespoons bleach per gallon of water, or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water. For more information on composting, visit composting.ces.ncsu.edu. For more information on COVID-19 and community gardens visit nccommunitygardens.ces.ncsu.edu/ COVID-19-faq-for-communitygardens/.


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News from Our Centers

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What’s Going On In BSRI Centers Today? By Shelagh Clancy

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hile Brunswick Senior Resource Inc. centers are closed, the work within them continues, says Vice-President of Programs & Services Yvette Gosline. Activities are paused for the moment, but BSRI programs and services are ongoing. Case management continues to help seniors in need. Staff at each center fields daily phone calls from BSRI participants, providing answers and solutions.

Maximum Meals One of BSRI’s biggest services is providing meals for homebound seniors. And the congregate meal program, which usually serves lunches at each senior site and center, now offers curbside pickup to an unusually large number of participants.

“We’re at maximum capacity,” Yvette says. “The week before, 118 people came to Calabash and got five meals each.” Because of reduced volunteer response and some staff outages, BSRI is changing the way we distribute these pickup meals. Pickup is once a week at each center and each participant receives five meals. Some curbside meal pickup is also available at Ash and Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Sites; call for details. Home-delivered meals are delivered twice a week. On Tuesdays, each participant gets one hot and one frozen meal; on Thursdays, they get one hot and two frozen meals.

Checking on the Homebound “We miss checking on our most vulnerable population: the homebound,” Yvette says. Typically

the driver checks on these folks every weekday, but now will see them only twice a week. “We’re developing a phone tag team to check in with them,” Yvette says. As with case management services, the team is using different technologies to reach participants, such as Skype or text.

Activities at Home “What’s not functioning right now is our day-to-day programs,” Yvette says. “We encourage people to stay at home and be as active as possible.” Wellness Program Manager Mallory Balice is sending out information on the website, Yvette says, such as exercise videos you can follow at home. And there are recipes for shelf-stable meals participants can cook at home. Yvette herself is mostly telecommuting from home. “I’m mostly at home because I have three kids, 17, 12, and 6,” she says. “I’m in contact with people at the centers several times every day.”

What’s Next? “We all want the centers to be open again,” Yvette says. “Every building is being sanitized from top to bottom.” When the go-ahead comes to open BSRI senior centers, everyone wants to be ready.

Photo by Ava Gosline

The stay‐at‐home order has affected BSRI staff and their children, too. Above, BSRI Vice President of Programs and Services Yve e Gosline takes a moment to help her son Chris with his online schoolwork.

Until then, look for resources and frequently asked questions on our website, www.bsrinc.org; call our centers; and check out updates and information at WECT.


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News from Our Centers

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A Busy Time Behind Closed Doors By Shelagh Clancy

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e are being responders to whatever people need,” says Melissa Catlett, director of the Brunswick Center at Southport. “One of our frail homebound ladies called and needed cat food for her elderly cats. We sent her cat food.”

Most calls to the currently-closed center are more ordinary, but the calls are numerous. “With a closed center, you’d think we’d be looking for things to do,” Melissa says. But the opposite is true: Staff is busy trying to keep up.

Calls In and Out Assistant Director Jackie Knott is making calls from home while she recuperates from surgery. She’s checking on homebound people and others who may need looking in on. A new phone system arrived just in time for the coronavirus pandemic. You can call Jackie with questions at (910) 880-4086, or call Melissa at (910) 880-4140. Or check the BSRI website, www.bsrinc.org.

Many Meals One of the busiest services at the Brunswick Center at Southport is nutrition. Staff prepares meals and they are delivered to homebound participants twice a week. Mobile participants may pick up meals on a weekly basis. “Congregate meals are up 60 percent,” Melissa says. Those who need to make meal reservations can call Beverly Bridgers at (910) 880-4026.

Beverly Bridgers, le , nutri on coordinator at the Brunswick Center at Southport, and Center Director Melissa Catle show off masks made by volunteer Sherry Ross (see page 14). Nutri on services are extremely busy at the center now, as staff prepares meals for pickup and delivery to the homebound. Contribu ons are welcome!

“We have extraordinarily dedicated drivers,” Melissa says. When some Meals on Wheels volunteers could no longer drive, others stepped in to fill the void. Meals are being delivered to homes twice a week now to limit the necessary driving and to lessen contact. “This is for the health and safety of our homebound seniors, volunteers and staff,” Melissa says.

Southport Misses You “We are miserable with our center closed,” Melissa says. “We want our center open. We miss our people. “But people should stay home and not go out unless necessary. Stay home. Stay healthy. When we do resume, we will need you!”


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News from Our Volunteers

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A Stitch in Time at a Needed Time busy,” she says. “I’ve made a baby quilt and table runners. I’ve been cleaning and enjoying the days.

By Shelagh Clancy

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eople are masking up to prevent spread of the coronavirus. And when Sherry Ross heard there weren’t enough masks to go around, she started sewing.

“I have not been upset and depressed. But I miss my friends and everyone at the center. I miss seeing friends and family. I just sit on the deck and soak in the sun,” she says.

“So far I’ve made about 75 masks,” Sherry says, “just to donate to people who need them. About 25 went to the center [in Southport]. I made them for family members and people in the neighborhood.”

Everything is at Hand Sherry is an avid sewer and has plenty of fabric to make her antivirus masks.

A Familiar Face Participants at the Brunswick Center at Southport will recognize Sherry, who volunteers at the front desk a couple of days a week. She also teaches cooking and sewing and crafts classes at the center.

While the center is closed to protect seniors and staff, Sherry is finding a lot to do at home. “I have lots here to keep me

“I guess you could call me a fabric hoarder,” she admits. “I haven’t had to leave the house to make one single thing.” She did run low on elastic and is expecting a package to arrive in the mail. There’s plenty of food on hand too, and Sherry and her husband Jim cook their own meals. She picks up meals from the Southport center to take to a friend, Peggy, who is 87. And in the meantime, she’s busy at her sewing machine, making masks.


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News from Our Volunteers

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Delivering Meals in the Time of Social Distancing By Shelagh Clancy

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wice a week, Liz Van Noordt heads out from the Brunswick Center in Southport with her vehicle full of meals for some of Brunswick County’s most vulnerable seniors. Liz is one of the driving volunteers who delivers Meals on Wheels to homebound people throughout the county. Home delivery of meals has changed during the coronavirus pandemic. “We take the meals to the porch, to a designated spot, maybe a chair,” Liz says. “And I go out into the yard and wait for them to get their meal. And I wave to them and say, ‘Have a blessed day.’ “We can’t quite have the contact they had before, when I would chat at the door or bring food inside and put it on the table—and sometimes give a hug,” she says.

Family and Friends Must Help Meals on Wheels recipients are grateful for company as well as the meal, and volunteers are able to notice and check on problems that may arise. Right now, meals are delivered twice a week instead of five days a week. On Tuesdays volunteers bring a hot meal and frozen one, and on Thursdays they bring a hot meal and two frozen ones. Some meal recipients are confined to a chair or bed and can’t get their meals from the doorway.

“Someone has to come get their food that I delivered,” Liz says. “And take it indoors or to their bedside.” This rule of physical distancing keeps the seniors safer, but makes meal delivery a little more complicated. But it protects the seniors from the coronavirus. “I don’t see this will change for a long time. These people would get very sick if this virus was to get to them.”

A Servant’s Heart Liz is a mechanical engineer and works at home. She does heating and air conditioning design for commercial buildings. Before the

shelter-at-home order, she volunteered for meal delivery on Mondays and often filled in for other drivers. “I really enjoy it,” Liz says. “My mother used to get food delivered from a local church on Caswell Beach, and it meant so much to her. My mom’s in Raleigh now, and I can’t help her, but I can help others in my area.” Melissa Catlett, director of the Brunswick Center at Southport, appreciates the dedication of the center’s volunteer drivers, including Liz. “I am so grateful Liz is here in Southport,” Melissa says. “She has a servant’s heart, for sure.”


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News from Our Participants

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The Smiths Miss the Ash Senior Site By Shelagh Clancy

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ike many BSRI participants, Avis Smith can’t wait to get back to her senior center.

“I really miss it,” Avis says. “I miss Vikki [Hine, Ash senior site manager]—we love Vikki. “I help Vikki in the kitchen and whatever I can do to help. I see people I wouldn’t normally see.”

Stocked Up at Home Avis, 78, and her husband Lennon keep busy with hobbies and chores. She isn’t worried about running out of anything. “I always buy ahead, so I don’t have to worry about going to the store,” she says. “I preserve jams and jellies. In the deep freezer I have fish, shrimp, crab, pork, chicken, beef, and vegetables. I always have extra toilet tissue.” The Smith live in the country with a son living on either side. They are sticking close to home and keeping busy with hobbies. Avis does crafts, sewing, and has a doll collection. Lennon does woodwork. “And he has a man cave where he watches TV and

reads the Bible,” Avis says. “Everything is basically the same. Of course we are a little more cautious: We keep our distance. “So far, so good. With God’s help, we haven’t needed any help,” she says.

Connelly Takes Time Out to Rest Her Knee By Shelagh Clancy

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oyce Connelly was going to be home anyway, because she recently had a knee replacement. She’s recuperating while she rides out the physical distancing orders that help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. “I used to sit at the front desk and answer phones” at the Brunswick Center at Leland, Joyce says. “It was very rewarding.” Joyce is a member of the Leland Center Advisory Board, which advises Director Veronica Lett-McGee and Assistant Director Jade Robinson on events and other concerns. “It might be a party that’s coming up, a fundraiser, or a problem that one of the seniors might have,” Joyce says. “We’re there to serve the people the center is serving.”

For the Moment, Rest Joyce is usually active and also volunteers at her church. But for the time being, she is staying in place. “I have a housemate who is helping with my knee,” Joyce says. And a physical therapist is coming to the house to work with her. “We used to have a lot of people coming to the house,” she says. Now people must keep their distance. “If we’re sitting outside, people will say hi and wave.” Joyce misses the center, but has everything she needs. But she does miss a couple of things: “Probably stress food—ice cream, chips,” she laughs.


CENTER MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS—Check bsrinc.org for updates MAY 2020

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

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

Cartes Enjoy a Quiet Country Life By Shelagh Clancy

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With fewer visits to Ash and Shallotte, things are a bit slower at the home of Beverly and Henry Carte.

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

“We’re in the country here, so not much is different around the house,” Beverly says. They do a little grocery shopping, and people from the church came to see them.

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

The couple are transplants from Sissonville, West Virginia. “We started coming down for the winter, and then we built a house in Ash.”

The Cartes are retired and Beverly is in a wheelchair. They like to do things people do in the country. “We watch the hawk work,” Beverly says. “We feed the birds and put up a bluebird house.” The Cartes are also picking up prepared meals at the Ash Senior Site. “We miss the people at the center,” Beverly says.


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Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ

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

May 2020

MAY 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Community Center Closed

8:45am Clogging 11am Cinco de Mayo Taco Lunch 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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

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

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

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

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

10am Mah Jong 11am Mothers Day Tea 6:15pm All Levels Yoga

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

10am Mah Jong 11am Lunch Bunch: Olive Garden 6pm All Levels Yoga

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

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


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The Brunswick Center at Calabash

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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

MAY DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

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

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

20/20/20 60 ppl max.

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Geri-Fit 45 ppl max.

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Chair Conditioning 9:30 45 ppl max.

10:30 20/20/20

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Dulcimer Group Crafts with Mary Ballroom Dance Beginner Ballroom Dance

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Hoop It Up! $3 45 ppl max.

10:30 Line Dancing

11:00 Seated Tai Chi 10:30 Geri-Fit 45 ppl max.

(Meet at Little River United Methodist Church)

Country Zumba $3

10:30 Geri-Fit

60 ppl max.

Bring stability ball

12p Lunch 12:30 ^Bridge Group

BINGO $0.50

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12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 12:45 Hand & Foot 12:45 Line Dancing 12:30 Yoga Card Game 12:30 Mah Jongg Grp ^Beginner Mah 12:30 1:00 BINGO $0.50 Jongg 1:00 Chair Yoga $2 1:30 ^Beginner 45 max. Dulcimer 1:00 Mexican Train 12:45 Knit & Crochet Grp 1:30 Yin Yoga $4

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HAVE A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!

Write down some places you would like to travel to & start planning!

Order tacos and chips & salsa from your local Mexican restaurant!

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Take a moment of silence for those who lost their lives

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Order take out from your local grill!

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Wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all who were born in May!


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

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

MAY 2020

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

Center at Calabash staff thanks all of the kitchen & Meals on Wheels volunteers who have been so helpful. We could not have done it without each & every one of you! Now & always—remember to be kind to one another & help out when you are able ♥


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The Brunswick Center at Calabash

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

them (over the phone of course) • Go through your camera roll on your phone & order your favorites online at Walgreen’s or CVS • Complete puzzles (1,000+ pieces, crossword, Rubik’s • Find new, healthy recipes to try once it is safe to get out & cube) or learn a new card game • Start a journal or blog about any topic that comes to mind go grocery shopping again • Organize your recipe book or make one • Learn to play an instrument • Make a list of things for which you are grateful for (add at • Write a poem (you can share when we re-open) • Watch all the long movies you talked yourself out of before least one more thing each day!) • Start a jar of things you want to do when quarantining is • Write letters to our service men & women to thank them over. Once we return to our “normal” life, begin pulling (nurses, paramedics, law enforcement, teachers, etc) things from the jar. • Organize your Tupperware • Organize your spice rack, pantry, and fridge. Check • Go through your “junk drawer” & organize it • Use Skype or FaceTime to chat with your friends & family expiration dates and throw out what is no longer in date. • Use your non-dominant hand for 24 hours (I bet one thing so you can see their faces • Do at home workouts (visit www.bsrinc.org, scroll down & you will add to your “grateful list” will be a dominant hand) • Tell your loved ones you are thankful for them & why click on Nutrition, then click on Fitness Files) • Mail a donation to the Center (address in top left corner of • Go for a walk (maintain 6+ feet with neighbors) this page) or donate online (www.bsrinc.org) • Coloring books (they aren’t just for kids!) • Get rest & drink lots of water! • Interview your friends and/or family to learn more about

THINGS TO DO AT HOME WHILE YOU’RE “STUCK” THERE:

Special events, activities, & discussions will be rescheduled, so be sure to keep an eye out for those that you were looking forward to that were cancelled due to Center Closure! Some of these might include: Hearing Life Chat & Hearing Aid Cleaning Veggie Gardening 101 La Belle Amie Vineyards Day Trip Wheels of Yesteryear Day Trip Matter of Balance Workshop Neighbor2Neighbor Info & Volunteer Recruitment Shoulder Exercises with Coastal Integrative Health The Music Traders Jammer’s live music SCOPE Site Team Visit Self Care 101 with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Briar Patch Craft Workshop Senior Self Defense with Brunswick County Sherriff’s Office Fraud Awareness Chat with René Tarquinio Prescription Assistance Chat with Marilou Decluttering Tips with Smooth Transitions Presentation by Senior Tarheel Legislature, Audie Lawrimore Healthy Living Discussion with the Alzheimer’s Association


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Best Bites

MAY 2020

Boost Your Mental Health This May By Taylor Kurosad

M

ay is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is often overlooked when working to improve wellness, but it is as important as other aspects of health. It encompasses social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Poor mental health can affect your mood, decision making, how you deal with stress, and how you interact with others. The Centers for Disease Control estimate one in five Americans experience a mental illness in a given year. There are many things you can do throughout the day to improve your mental health. Staying social, listening to music, going outside, being active, and journaling are all proven to reduce the risk of mental illness. Staying positive and reflecting on things that make you happy are key components of a healthy mental state and can help you live longer.

A Journal for Your Mind Keeping a journal about your thoughts, feelings, traumatic events, and daily events has been scientifically proven to decrease anxiety, depression, and

other mental illnesses. The act of writing your thoughts and feelings can help you work through your emotions and cope with life events. Journaling about the positive aspects of your life and things you are thankful for can also uplift your mood. Studies have also been done that show journaling boosts your immune system and works both sides of your brain to allow a better understanding of yourself. If you have do not already have a journal, it would benefit your mental health to carve out a few minutes a day to write down your thoughts.

Chicken & Black Bean Quesadilla A Healthy Recipe by Betty Crocker Kitchens 1 can black beans ½ cup cooked white rice 2 cups shredded or chopped rotisserie chicken ½ cup chopped green bell peppers ¼ cup sliced green onions 1 package of flour tortillas 1 tsp. olive oil 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese Cooking spray In a bowl, mix chicken, green peppers, green onions, rice, and beans. Put ½ cup of the mixture and ½ cup of cheese onto half of each tortilla. Fold over the other half of the tortilla and press down.

Spray the top halves of tortillas with cooking spray. Heat a skillet to medium heat. Place two filled tortillas face down on the sprayed sides. Cook for 4 minutes, turning them over once.


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The Brunswick Center at Leland

MAY 2020

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May 2020 ‐ Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Black = No Fee (Contributions appreciated); Green or $ = Fee Based Class; Red ^ = Requires Prior Sign Up Blue = New Offering/Time 10:30

Chair Aerobics

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

Strength & Core Morning Yoga Painting Balance Class Larks Choir Practice $-TRX

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

12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

Total Body Cond. Geri-Fit Crafts Line Dancing-Int.

11:30a EARLY Lunch

Sleep Mats 12:30 $-Parkinson’s Ex. I^ 1:00 $-Parkinson’s Ex. II^ 1:00 2:00

Painting $-Tabata^ Bridge Club $-Step-Tastic Express (30min)^

10:30 $-BINGO 10:30 Arthritis Exercise

8:30 $-Super Sampler^ 10:00 Geri-Fit 11:00 Line Dancing-Beg.

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

12:30 Bid Whist 1:00 Oil Painting

1:30

Yoga

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

May 2020 ‐ Monthly Calendar MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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11 Checkers Club 10:30a

18 Hired Hands Music 10-11a 25 CLOSED Memorial Day

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19 Bible Sty 10:30a Wellness Ed 10:30a 26 Tech Tuesday 10:00a

6 Mother’s Day Tea 7 10:30a

8 Poetry Lounge 10:30a

Hand & Foot 1p 13

15 14 Sewing Bee 9a Caregiver Support Grp 10a

20 BP Cks 10:30a Hand & Foot 1p Vet Meet Up 10:30a

21 Case Mgr. Sandy 11:30a

27 Coups for Troops 9:30a Flower Arrange 10a

28 29 Caregiver Support Grp 10a

22 Music w/Willie 10a

Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN 1st & 3rd Tues, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards 1st Tues 12:15p: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 1st Fri, Lunch: Mo. Bday Celebration 1st & 3rd Fri 9a: Sewing Bee 2nd Tues: Monthly Outing 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp 2nd Fri, 10:30a: Poetry Lounge w/ Louise 3rd Mon, 10-11a: Hired Hands Music 3rd Weds, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks 3rd Thurs, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Last Tues, 10am: Tech Help Last Weds, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Fri, 10a: Music with Willie

Special Events & Presentations: 5/5: Cinco De Mayo Activity 10a 5/6: Mother’s Day Tea 10a 5/11: Checkers Club 10:30a 5/19: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a Topic: Arthritis Awareness 5/20: Vet Meet Up 10:30a American Legion Post #68 5/27: Flower Arranging 10a


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The Brunswick Center at Leland

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

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

We will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day

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

Leap Into Spring!

Do You Enjoy Drinking Tea? Drink tea with us in honor of Mother’s Day and reminiscence on some of those special memories Wed. 5/6 at 10:00am In the TRX Room

Are You a Checkers Champ? Come challenge your checkers ability and join us for our 1st EVER Checkers Club Mee ng Mon. 5/11 at 10:30am In the Game Room

Are You a Veteran? Meet up with other vets and members of American Legion Post #68 in order to learn about benefits Mon. 5/20 at 10:30am In the Conference Room

TECH TUESDAY Wellness Educa on Support Group Smartphone ps & ques ons w/ Jade

Tuesday, 5/26/2020 10:00am

Tuesday, 5/19/2020, 10:30a This Month’s Topic:

Arthri s Awareness In Honor of May being Arthri s Awareness Month!


MAY 2020

The Brunswick Center at Leland

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

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ

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

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

THANK YOU

To Shelley & Doug along with ALL our lovely volunteers helping us with meals through this tricky me!

Things to be GRATEFUL for Activity! During this me at home, what are YOU most grateful for and doing to pass the me? We are missing you—send an email to our Assistant Director, Jade, and she will share what everyone has been up too at jrobinson@bsrinc.org! EXAMPLES: I am GRATEFUL for.. To Pass the Time I.. ‐Health ‐ Sunshine ‐Read –Phone a Friend or Family Member ‐Family –Friends –Flowers ‐Go for a Walk –Indoor Exercises

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Oak Island Senior Site

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

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

Senior Activity Calendar May 2020 Monday

Tuesday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Dixie Steortz 5/2 Cuddy, Gloria 5/11 Russel Sturkie 5/12 Harvey Cashwell 5/30

MAY 2020

(Subject to Change)

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4 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games

5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

6 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

7 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

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

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

13 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

14 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:30 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

18 9am Trip to Wal Mart 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Board Games 25

19 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

20 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

21 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

26 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

27 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time

28 8am Sr. Errands 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO


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The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

MAY 2020

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Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“Happiness is the Richest Thing we will ever Own” Donald Duck 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner/ Intermediate 10:30 Line Dancing 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/ Dean

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

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

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

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

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

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

BP Checks Lunch Bingo Movie 4th Friday of the month

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Shallo e MONDAY

Contributions Always Welcome

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

** Calendar is *Boost Available for subject to change** Purchase*

FRIDAY

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Cinco De Mayo & World Asthma Day

National Nurses Day

National Day of Prayer

No Socks Day -Let your feet soak up the sun!

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National Mocha Torte Day

Limerick Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Pizza Party Day

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25 National Tap Dance Day -have you ever tap danced? Or knew a tap dancer?

26 World Lindy Hop Day -Remember a special swing dance

27 National Senior Health and Fitness Day - Try to eat healthy and take a walk today

National eat more fruits National Vanilla Pudding and vegetables day. Day

28 National Hamburger Day

29 Learn about Composting Day


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

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Teresa Nelson, Center Director Teagan Hall, Assistant Director

MAY 2020

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

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Poetry Corner

Join us on May 15th at 11am as we Celebrate Older Americans month. Get Connected Tea with Teresa, Center Director, on May 28th, Bring your questions, concerns, ideas, and feedback! Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to tnelson@bsrinc.org. *We never share or sell your email.*


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

MAY 2020

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

—An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence— Teresa Nelson, Center Director Teagan Hall, Assistant Director

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

OF ALL THE SPECIAL JOYS IN LIFE, THE BIG ONES AND THE SMALL, A MOTHER’S LOVE AND TENDERNESS IS THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL

MOTHER’S DAY IS MAY 10,2020 WE WILL BE CELEBRATING WITH A MOTHER’S DAY TEA MAY 8,2020

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY REMEMBER WHEN IN MAY 40 YEARS AGO (1980) The Department of Educa on began opera ons The Department of Health and Human Service began opera ons The best selling arcade of all mes, Pac‐Man was released 50 YEARS AGO (1970) Diane Crump was the first women jockey at the Kentucky Derby The song, Long and Winding Road, became the Beatles last record release. It was their 20th No. 1 hit 100 YEARS AGO (1920) Renowned baseball slugger Babe Ruth smashed his 50th home run in Major League Baseball. It was his first for the New York Yankees The first baseball game of the Negro Na onal League was played in Indianapolis, IN

Ques ons Did you play baseball? Did you collect baseball cards? Did you play arcade games what was your favorite? Have you ever been to the Kentucky Derby? Did you like the Beatles and what was your favorite song?


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STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: COFFEE AND TEA ACROSS 1. Bookie's number 5. Parents org. 8. Slang for microwave 11. Time distor on 12. One with biggest share? 13. Like a case of appendici s, possibly 15. Decanter 16. Knowing about 17. Mister in Madrid 18. *Usually served on ice, 2 words 20. Barber's sound 21. Accepted truth 22. Took a load off 23. Ar st's office 26. Excites passions, 2 words 30. Comic book cry of horror 31. Rude or sarcas c 34. Chips, perhaps 35. Roleplay 37. Chinese "way" 38. Ice floaters 39. 100 centavos 40. Merry 42. Table scrap 43. Breastbone 45. *Double shot of espresso 47. Feather's partner 48. Not here 50. Nickname for Pu n? 52. *Revolu onary event 55. *"Tea is the only simple pleasure le to us," he wrote 56. Research facil. 57. Typically used in the fairway 59. Goodbye to amiga 60. Plenty 61. Why not 62. *Black tea, in China 63. Bard's "before" 64. Pay close a en on

DOWN 1. Be in the red 2. Crows' cousins 3. Actress Barrymore 4. More like rumors 5. '70s Ford model 6. Na ve American emblem 7. Dwarf buffalo 8. Pueblo tribesman 9. On top 10. For each 12. Cosme c cabinet staple 13. Allegro ____ in music, Italian 14. *____ Perk from "Friends" 19. Exit plus s 22. Eye infec on 23. Oozes 24. Ar cle of faith 25. Romanov's edict 26. *A ____ of tea, in U.K. 27. Prowl around 28. Embryo cradles 29. Green pasta sauce 32. One on the list 33. Faux one 36. *Equal parts espresso and warm milk 38. Fauna's partner 40. Hudson's Bay Company original ware 41. Experts 44. Nose channels 46. Kick the bucket 48. Between countertenor and baritone 49. Make this, not waste 50. Affected by the moon 51. Went down a slippery slope 52. Kitchen flooring choice 53. Tried follower 54. Bygone era 55. *The Revolu onary one followed #52 Across 58. The Simpsons's neighbor

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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

DAILY Drop In Ac vi es: Billiards, Coffee with Friends, Fitness Center, Library Green ($) = Fee Based Class; Red (#) = Requires Prior Sign Up; Blue (+) = New Offering/Time 8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00 10:30 12:15 1:00 1:00 2:15 6:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Caregiver Support Group 10:00am

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

~An NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

Catching up… What have YOU been up to?

Dose of Happy! This cu e pie is keeping his grandma super busy during this shelter‐in‐ place order. Thanks for sharing to a beloved volunteer and par cipant. Round and Round. Por a Wells has kept herself busy at home by making this beau ful rug. What a wonderful job, Por a! Holiday Spirit. When Sherry Ross isn't busy making face masks for our staff and others, she has been busy making fes ve things with her incredible sewing talent! These are table toppers that she made while social distancing. Great job, Sherry!

Shining Bright Like a Diamond. Our amazing jewelry instructor, Pat Lykins, has kept herself busy by star ng a new hobby called diamond pain ng. Gorgeous work, Pat!

New Looks for Spring and Summer! Not sure how to dress or what to do with your hair? Maybe you will be inspired by these latest trends. On the le , see the latest in hair design for spring of 2020. There are so many, it’s hard to choose! On the right, we have the summer line of swimwear for this year. Happy swimming!


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

Catching up… What have WE been up to?

Dedica on. Thank you to our many volunteers who have helped during these difficult mes. Pictured above, Henry Bridgers takes a meal out to someone in the pouring rain. You ROCK, Henry! Tough Times. This is a por on of the line on one sunny meal pickup day. Sadly, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Mass Produc on. Our own Amber Ramsey, pictured right, with just a few of the meals we have prepared and packaged for our wonderful people. Thank you so much to all staff who have helped during this scary me.

Fun Friday! Staff members dressed up to bring a smile to the faces of our drive‐thru pickup par cipants. Pictured le to right are Tammie Mullis, Melissa Catle and Beverly Bridgers. A HUGE thank you to Tammie for coming to help us out when we were short‐staffed!

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May Is American Stroke Awareness Month Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about once every 40 seconds. Major risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and atrial fibrillation. You may be able to prevent stroke or reduce your risk through healthy lifestyle changes. Medicare covers a number of preventive services at no cost that may improve your health. For more information, call a SHIIP counselor today at (910) 754-2300 .

Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. ~Mason Cooley


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

Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

May 2020 ‐ Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

Chair Yoga

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Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga

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Coffee w/ Friends

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Yoga

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Rummikub

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Coffee w/ Friends 9:30

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Rummikub

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Rummikub

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Quilting Class

10:00 Crochet Class

10:30 Water Color Painting

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Wool Rug Hooking

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Angela’s Exercise

11:15 Balance, Breathe & Body Sculpt

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Pilates

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Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong

12:30 Movies

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Rummikub

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Coffee w/ Friends

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

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

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10 Join us as we celebrate all of our wonderful Mothers!

Meets May 14th

We will celebrate on Friday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m.

2nd Thursday of the month 2:00 p.m. May is Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is “Make your MARK!”

Candy and Sarah volunteer at the Supply Center. They help prepare meals for more than 70 Home Delivered Meal Participants as well as curbside pickup. 3/24/2020

JOIN US ON TUESDAY, MAY 12 AT 12:30 P.M. AS WE CELEBRATE OLDER AMERICANS MONTH! Bring in your baby and childhood pictures to display! We will try to guess who is who!

This theme was selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. Communities, organizations like BSRI, and individuals of all ages are also making their marks. The theme highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities. In March, when operations and programs were suspended in response to coronavirus, the only program that remained open was the Nutrition Program. Home Delivered Meal drivers, mainly retirees, kept our most vulnerable seniors a little bit safer and less isolated by delivering meals. Volunteers also assisted with the congregate curbside meals. Candy, pictured left, says she enjoys “seniors helping seniors” and Sarah, pictured right, says she simply enjoys giving back and making sure our seniors have a meal. We invite you to celebrate Older Americans Month with us on Tuesday, May 12th at 12:30P and make your mark in May!


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

With Melissa!

Join us Tuesday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss goals and program planning for the Supply Center!

Spring Garden Planning/Plan ng Session! Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. Gardeners! This mee ng is for you!

A BIG Thank You to volunteer Michelle Tullai who made our Easter Cards. The cards were sent to our Home Delivered Meal clients! If you are interested in volunteering call the Supply Center 910-754-7604!

4th Thursday

Tuesday is Movie Day! May’s Theme: Celebrating Older Adults!

Join our ♫B-I-N-G-O♫ 2nd Wednesday 4:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m. $2.00 Per Person Funds go towards game PRIZES!


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

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*Menus subject to change* Wednesday Thursday

Friday 1 Chicken Alfredo w/Fe uccini Pasta Steamed Broccoli Caesar Salad w/ Dressing Bread S ck Diced pears 8 BBQ Pork Chop Collard Greens Mac & Cheese Fresh Orange Soft Roll Margarine Milk 2%

4 Baked spaghetti Peas and carrots Green salad w/ dressing Breadstick Pineapple tidbits Milk 2%

5 Chicken and Rice Bake Seasoned Green Beans Glazed Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Baked Apples Milk 2% 12 Kielbasa sausage Steamed cabbage White rice Hot dog bun Mandarin orange Mustard Milk 2%

6 7 Mexican Fiesta Italian Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce Casserole Whole Wheat Penne Fiesta Corn Caesar Salad w/ Tropical Fruit Dressing Cornbread Milk 2% Breads ck Pineapple Tidbits Milk 2% 13 14 Chicken Dumplings Sliced glazed ham Steamed Mixed Mashed sweet Veggies potatoes Diced peaches Green beans Soft Roll Peach cobbler Margarine Soft roll Milk 2% Milk 2%

18 Baked Pork Chop Potatoes Au Gra n Steamed Cabbage Applesauce Whole Wheat Roll Margarine Milk 2%

19 Tuna Salad Pasta Salad Cottage Cheese Lettuce/Tomato Pineapple tidbits Wheat Bread Milk 2%

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

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

22 Chicken Pot Pie Green Beans Biscuit applesauce Margarine Milk 2%

25 Swedish Meatballs Buttered Egg Noo‐ dles Peas & Carrots Whole Wheat Roll Pineapple tidbits Margarine Milk 2%

26 Pork Tenderloin Mashed Potatoes Glazed Carrots Baked Apples Yeast Roll Milk 2%

27 Stuffed Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast Rice Pilaf Mixed Seasoned Veggies Fruit Salad So Roll Milk 2%

28 Parmesan Crusted Fish Seasoned Green beans Roasted Potatoes Yeast Roll Ambrosia Salad Milk 2%

29 Beef Hotdog Slaw Baked Beans Peach Cobbler Fresh Apple Hot dog Bun Mustard, relish Milk 2%

11 Chicken Salad Lettuce & Tomato Potato Salad Whole Wheat Bread Chips Mandarin Oranges Milk 2%

15 Baked Lemon Pepper Fish Mac & Cheese Tuscany Vegetable Blend Whole Wheat Roll Fresh Banana Milk 2%


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This Month’s Books for Older Americans By Donna Ruth Morgan

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ay is Older Americans Month, so we’ve looked at several books about older Americans. What does it mean to be an older American? How can we enhance our lives? These are some of the thoughts we turn to in these books. Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (2019) by Louise Aronson is for everyone who is “an aging, i.e., stillbreathing human being.” This thoughtprovoking book is structured like a memoir, with sources from history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, and with words of wisdom and inspiration from poets and novelists. The author chronicles her own aging and that of her parents and many elderly clients and their families throughout her (ongoing) career as a gerontologist. Idealism, empathy

and a humanistic approach to healthcare for “silvers” make this book readable and relatable. Nutshell review: Brilliant reflection on growing old amidst changing socioemotional aspects of healthcare for elders. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (2019) helps readers distinguish between pain and suffering, between what we can control and what we must relinquish. Lori Gottlieb delivers understanding of the inner workings of therapy and provides practical ways to address sadness and grief for those feeling lost or overwhelmed. The author shows how vulnerability can lead to personal growth and uses gentle humor to address the human condition. Nutshell review: Shows how healthy responses to everyday experiences can produce growth, freedom, and space in our lives.

In The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care (2019) Anna Borges discusses selfcare: body (meeting physical needs), mind (preserving mental and emotional health), relationships (maintaining support systems and social connections) and spirit (feeding the soul and creating meaning in our world). Whether readers are introverts or extroverts, high energy or laid back, the easilyaccessible topics offer guidance or a starting point for healing. From A to Z: A.A. Milne-inspired Winnie the Pooh quotes to ZZ Sleep and WellBeing, extensive resources and a mapping system for life situations provide food for thought. Nutshell review: Good reference guide with beautiful illustrations and inspiring testimonies. Brunswick County libraries are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Ebooks are still available, so check www.brunswickcountync.gov/ library/ to see what’s available.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ~Dalai Lama


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