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Tending to Turtles


2222 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

(P) 910-343-8209

(F) 910-343-8836

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!

TTY 1-800-735-2962


Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

· 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 Teresa Muchler-Nogi, Data Systems Manager Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, 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 · Adrienne Brown, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Doug Russell, Leland · 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

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ovember welcomes the beginning of the holiday season. I love the beauty of both the public and personal decorative displays that show the importance of these holidays to our hearts. We step out of our routines and make time for friends and family, neighbors and even strangers, as a way to express our happiness and gratitude. I’m grateful for this demonstration of holiday spirit and the spirit of generosity it evokes in us. I’m grateful for you, the seniors in our community, and for the many rewards of working for and alongside you. I’d like to thank those involved in our 7th Annual Seniors Helping Seniors Event that continued its success this year at the Brunswick Center at Supply. Our presenters, performers, and vendors did a terrific job and senior participants were pleased to learn about the many services offered. Many thanks to the seniors who attended and preregistered so we could offer lunches, seating, and parking.

Open enrollment, or making adjustments to Medicare health insurance plans, continues this month.

Jim Fish, BSRI President and CEO

The election period runs through Dec. 7. This is a great time to review your insurance coverage and it’s the only time you can make changes. Our SHIIP program assists you with understanding various Medicare plans and is free to Medicare-eligible individuals; this service is available in Leland, Shallotte and Southport. To get the most out of your session, please make a reservation. Reservations help us to know how to prepare employee and volunteer schedules. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (910) 754-2300 and ask for Karen. FROM THE CEO, continued on page 4


Letter from the President

FROM THE CEO, continued from page 3 supported BSRI. These special

The new center at Calabash continues on schedule. BSRI is seeking community support from area residents, business and nonprofits to assist with needed supplies, furnishings, donations etc. that will be non-budgeted items for the new center. $100,000 will need to be raised to meet that need. So far $80,000 has been raised. If you would like to make a contribution, please call (910) 754-2300 and ask for Debra Marlowe. A special thanks to the volunteers, contributors and staff who make it possible to fulfill the important mission of this organization. It is simply impossible to list all those who have publicly and privately

people understand that providing services to our seniors is a collaborative and community effort. We are most grateful for the time, resources, and work provided by all. Please be mindful of those around you this holiday season. Many people in Brunswick County will pass the coming days in loneliness. Although our organization tries to help, the problem is larger than we can manage alone. Please reach out to those who suffer in isolation as life sometimes dictates the cruel reality that family and good friends may not be close by. May we all be found well.

Photo by Linda Walters

Sherry Ross, left, and Martha Johnson are members of Caswell Beach Turtle Watch, which helps and protects area sea turtle babies . Read about them on page 10 in a story by the Buzz’s own Linda Walters, who lives in the town of Shallotte with her husband Michael and dog Moe. Linda loves hanging out at the beach with friends, taking spontaneous pictures, and hearing the captivating stories of area people.

Your Devoted Servant, Jim


BSRI News

Bring the Charters of Freedom to Brunswick County!

Charters of Freedom monuments in Cherokee County

We need to raise $50,000 to build a Charters of Freedom monument here in Brunswick County, bringing history alive for thousands of schoolchildren who may not be able to travel to Washington to see the documents that founded our country. The Brunswick County Charters of Freedom monuments will be built in front of the Brunswick County Courthouse, available to the public and part of tours for Brunswick County schoolchildren.

If every person older than 60 in Brunswick County gave just $1, we would have enough to build a Charters of Freedom monument.

Mail us $1! Do your small part! Please mail a check for $1 to Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., Charters of Freedom, P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459.

H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H Walter Puga

Marcy Weygandt

On Sept. 15, Walter Puga won the best of three games of cornhole to become the champion of the First Annual Cornhole Tournament at the Calabash site. Spectators enjoyed the excitement with smiles and friendly support for the players. All of the participants showed off their best form after weeks of practice. Competition was tight with Marcy Weygayndt winning a very close second place. Site manager Mike Blandino doubled as scorekeeper and referee. Players were Terry Brown, Marcy Weygayndt, Walter Puga, Cindy Collier, Dennis Collier, and Mazie Frink. Games continue each week in readiness for the next competition. Mazie Frink

—Barbara L. Weber


BSRI News


SHIIP / FOOD

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment

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o you or someone you know have a Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan? You can review your plans annually from Oct.15-Dec. 7. Your local SHIIP coordinating site can help you compare plans and determine if a change is needed. The Seniors’ Health Insurance

Information Program is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance. We have trained experts who can answer questions about: 

Medicare (Parts A and B)

Medicare Supplements

Medicare Advantage (Part C)

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)

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ne of the best things about Thanksgiving is celebrating relationships with family and friends and taking a day to really be thankful for all the good things in our lives. Thanksgiving is a time of changing seasons and a time of gratitude. Not to mention eating enormous amounts of delicious foods that only comes once a year! Keep from outgrowing your clothes this Thanksgiving by following these tips: 

Eat a healthy breakfast.

Take small portions of your favorite foods.

Eat slowly.

Go for the white meat of the turkey.

The First Thanksgiving took place in the year 1621.

3,000 calories are consumed by the average person at Thanksgiving dinner.

About 675 million pounds of turkey are eaten at Thanksgiving.

Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Long Term Care Insurance

Trained counselors are available in the BSRI Senior Centers located in Supply, Shallotte and Southport. Please call (910)754-2300 to schedule your SHIIP appointment for this year’s Open Enrollment Period.


Trips December 14, 2017 $55 per person, nonrefundable, due at registration

(Make checks payable to Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.) One Day ONLY Registration: November 8 Join us for the Ho Ho Christmas Show package! Trip includes: Van transportation, matinee show, lunch, and Festival of Lights hayride Trip departs The Brunswick Center at Supply at 11am, The Brunswick Center at Leland at 11:45am

February 24, 2018 $39 Per person, non-refundable, due at registration (Checks payable to Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.) One day only registration: November 6 Trip includes: Brunswick County Parks & Recreation bus transportation, lunch on your own at Cross Creek Mall, matinee ticket to Seussical the Musical at Cape Fear Regional Theater, all taxes and fees. Trip departs from the Brunswick Center at Supply at 10:30am. There will not be a supper stop on the way home. Estimated return time is 7:30pm

Date of Trip: March 20 – March 22, 2018 Price: $399 Per Person – Double Occupancy 3 Day/2 Night Package Includes: Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 2 Breakfasts at Your Hotel & 2 Dinners to Include 1 Dinner at The Pirate’s House, Guided Tour of Historic Savannah, Performance at the Savannah Historic Theater, Guided Tour of Historic Jekyll Island, Tour of St. Simon Islands, Visit to Famous River Street, Standard Taxes, Baggage Handling & Meal Gratuities Registration opens Sept. 12, 2017. May 24 – June 1, 2018 Prices start at $ 2199 per person based on double occupancy. Cabins still available! $250 deposit per person to reserve spot, fully refundable until January 15, 2018. 2nd deposit of $500 due October 16, 2017, refundable. Final payment due January 5, 2018 Price is subject to change. Becomes firm with a refundable deposit. 8 Days / 7 Nights Trip Includes: Round-trip Airfare, 1 night hotel accommodation in Seattle. Guided tour of Seattle, 8 Day/7 Night Alaskan Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas” to include cabin, shipboard meals, port charges, taxes and transfers in Seattle. Motor coach transportation to and from airport. Passport required. For more information contact Susan Whitley at: 910754-7604 ext. 1060 or swhitley@bsrinc.org Please RSVP for Trips in person at your local Senior Center. All additional payments other than deposits can be paid in installments unless otherwise noted. Special dietary needs or room requests, please notify us at the time of registration. Departure locations vary.


Announcements: Continued training meetings “service meetings "coming up for Meals on Wheels volunteers (Stay tuned for a date and time for those.)

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels

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- A B O U T / FAC I L I T I E S - VO L U N T E E R S

Volunteers

Volunteer’s Night Out this year was fantastic! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers! Want to Join our community of volunteers? Please call today for more information – Sarah Powell : Volunteer Coordinator (910) 754-2300 ext.1022 Photos by Linda Walters


Out and About

Tending to Turtles By Linda Walters

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other Nature has gifts for those who live in coastal areas: palm trees, puffy clouds, warm sunny days, sandy beaches, and the roar of the ocean. She also offers life to dolphins, whales, sharks, fish, and other sea creatures. Nature provides for these creatures—but for some, especially the loggerhead sea turtle, people must lend a helping hand. Photos by Linda Walters

Step 1: The sea turtle nesting site is identified and marked off with stakes.

Southport Senior Center members Martha Johnson and Sherry Ross excel in helping. Martha instructs seniors in technical communication skills, and Sherry teaches sewing and quilt making. And both find time to lend a hand to Mother Nature as members of the Caswell Beach Turtle Watch. Sea turtles have existed for thousands of years, but due to

increased human population, expansion of building, and technology, it has become harder for sea turtles to thrive. Volunteers, supervised by members with permits from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, patrol Brunswick County beaches to identify and protect turtle nests. We asked Johnson and Ross about sea turtles in Brunswick County. Buzz: How is the nest found?

Ross: Beginning in mid-May, the turtle patrol starts at daybreak every morning searching for turtle crawls (a burrow left by the turtle as she crawls) or a possible nest. When a crawl or nest is found, we hunt for the eggs. If the nest is in an unsafe location, the nest will be moved to a safer beach area. The nest site is covered with a protective grating and marked off with stakes and ribbons and a warning sign. Turtle nests are protected by state and federal laws. Willful harm to a nest may result in a $100,000 fine, imprisonment, or both.

Step 2: The sea turtle team “greens” the nest to help baby turtles find their way to the sea.

Buzz: How many eggs are in a nest? Johnson: Usually around 100. This year at Caswell, one nest had 117. Buzz: How many volunteers monitor the nests? Johnson: Caswell Beach Turtle Watch has ten teams with four to eight members a team. Step 3: Volunteers count as baby turtles “boil” out of the nest.

Step 4: Three days after hatching, the turtle patrol inventories the nest for stragglers.

Buzz: How often do you monitor the nest?


Out and About Johnson: Turtle eggs require about 60 days’ incubation to hatch. At 59/52 days after the turtle lays her eggs, the turtle patrol will “green” the nest (form a row of green garden webbing on each side of the nest leading from the nest to the ocean) to help the baby turtles find their way. At 54 days’ incubating, volunteers sit every night at the nest until the turtles hatch.

Step 5: Martha Johnson helps excavate a turtle nest to look for unhatched eggs. Johnson adopted a Caswell Beach turtle nest this year, and so can you.

Buzz: What happens when the turtles hatch? Ross: Baby turtles boil (hatch) out of the nest, and are counted as they pass by the counter. A team is at the ocean edge to make certain the turtles reach the surf. Volunteers do not touch the turtles for fear of bacteria. Flashlights, flash photographs, and cell phone lights are prohibited, because babies become disoriented by light and will lose their way. Even a red light can cause trouble. Three days after the hatching, an inventory takes place by digging up the nest to search for any unhatched or non-fertile eggs. Occasionally, there will be live turtles that work their way to the ocean. Buzz: When does the turtle nest become inactive? Johnson: Mid- to late September. Buzz: How many turtle patrols have you participated in? Ross: I have lived here for three years, and I have always been amazed at the process, but this was my first time as a volunteer. It’s a wonderful experience! Johnson: I became a member of the turtle patrol seven years ago when I saw a leatherback turtle attempt to come ashore.

Buzz: What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a volunteer Turtle Watch member? Ross: Do so! Turtles need our help, and the rewards are many. Johnson: It is a wonderful way to sit at the beach, meet people, educate others about sea turtles, watch the sun set and the moon rise. And as a young person remarked to me, “You're like a midwife of 100 babies!” To support our program at Caswell Beach, I adopted a turtle nest for my family. Caswell Beach

Turtle Watch offers nest adoptions for $25. To adopt a nest, send an email to CaswellBeachTurtle Watch@gmail.com. You will receive a certificate of adoption with your nest number, and emails with updates as your nests develops.


Seniors Helping Seniors 2017

Photos by Susan Whitley


Ash Senior Site Ash Senior Site Virginia Long, Manager Waccamaw Community Building 5859 Waccamaw School Road Ash, NC 28420 Call 910-287-3998 for reservations Operating Hours: 9:30—1:30 Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12pm

John Ingraham, LLC First Financial Education Centers

Activity Calendar November 2017 Subject to change

Tuesday

Thursday

Safe Retirement Solutions

7 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show 12:15pm BP Screening 14 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show

2 10:00am Board Puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV Game Show 12:25pm Nutrition Presentation 9 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show 16 10:00 Board puzzle 10:45 Exercise 11:00 TV game show Advocacy Event Let’s Contact Your Legislators Today

21 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show

23 CENTER CLOSED For Thanksgiving

28 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show

30 10:00am Board puzzle 10:45am Exercise 11:00am TV game show 12:30pm Birthday Party

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


Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site BSRI Nutrition Program

at Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department

1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 910-363-0018 BSRI Nutrition Program Operating Hours: 10am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 910-754-2300 Program Information www.cityofbsl.org or 363-0018

November 2017

Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site Activity Calendar *Subject to change

Monday

Tuesday

SPECIAL TRIPS Saturday, Nov 4th—Polish Festival $5 Saturday, Nov 18th—“The Beatles: Sing-A-Long” at Ingram Planetarium $13 6 9:30-12:30 Flu Shots Available 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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13 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

14

Your Place to VOTE! 6:30am– 6:30pm

6pm -Beginner Yoga

20 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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27 10am Qi Gong 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

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11am Brunch and Movie 6pm -Beginner Yoga

10:30-3pm “Season of Lights” at Ingram Planetarium Trip $13

6pm -Beginner Yoga

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

2

8 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

9

15 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

16

6pm Flow Yoga

6:30pm Dance Party & Social

22 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

23 CLOSED

24 CLOSED

29 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Cards & Dice 6:30pm Line Dance Club

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10am - Mah Jong 6pm - Flow Yoga

3 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch

12:30 Ice Cream Social

12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club

10am - Mah Jong 6pm - Flow Yoga

10:30am Lunch at Purple Onion and Belk’s shopping 10am - Mah Jong

10am - Mah Jong 6pm Flow Yoga

10 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub Thank you 12:30pm Card club Veterans, Center CLOSED Fri. and Sat. 17 10am Walking 11am TOPS 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30pm Card club


The Brunswick Center at Leland Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

8:30

Strength & Core

8:30

Tone & Stretch

10:30 BINGO*

10:00 Painting

10:30 Chair Aerobics

9:30

Rise & Shine Yoga

9:30

Geri-Fit

10:30 Arthritis Exercise

10:00 Geri-Fit

11:00 Crafts

10:30 Jewelry Making

9:30

Line Dancing

11:30 Tai-Chi Fit/Flow *

10:30 Brain Games

10:30 Mystery Activity

10:30 Balance Class

10:00 Painting

11:45 Devotions

11:00 Crafts

11:30 Intro Meditation*

11:00 Hand Drumming

10:30 Chair Aerobics

11:00 Computer Help

11:30 Tai-Chi Fit/Flow*

11:00 Crafts

11:00 Intro Line Dancing

11:30 TRX Grp Training *

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

11:30a Lunch

12 Lunch

12 Lunch

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^

12:30 Walk w/Ease^

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^

12:30 Walk w/ Ease^

1:30

Yoga

(6wks)

(6Wks)

(6Wks)

(6wks)

2:00

Tabata*^

1-3

Mah Johngg

1:00

Sleep Mats

1:00

Yoga

2:00

Chair Yoga

1:00

Oil Painting

(8+ ppl required)

Contributions Always Welcome for Non Fee-Based Activities

Monthly MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 1

THURSDAY 2

3

Hand & Foot Card Game 1-3p 6

7 Veterans Day Breakfast CPR Certification Class 1pm-2pm*

13 Fire Safety for Seniors 10:30am-11:30am 20

8

FRIDAY Fall Festival Health Fair Flu Shots FINAL Wt. Loss Weigh In

9

WAVE Public Transit 101 10am

10 Caregivers Support Grp 10am

Closed for Veterans day

Special Events/New Activities 11/3: Fall Festival Fair; Flu Shots 11/6: Veterans Day Breakfast 11/6: CPR Certification Class $5 11/7: WAVE Public Transport 101 11/13: Fire Safety for Seniors 11/14: Nutrition Presentation 11/15: Diabetes Presentation 11/17: Well Care Classes: 12 weeks

14 Nutrition Class w/ Mallory Balice 11:30-12p

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12p Diabetes Presentation Hand & Foot Card Game 1-3p

21 “We’re Thankful” Statewide Advocacy Event

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16

17 Well Care Classes w/Callum

23

CLOSED

Senior Center Closed Nov. 10th, 23rd & 24th

24 CLOSED Regular Monthly Events 1st Fridays - Birthday Celebration 2nd Thurs - Caregiver Support Grp

27

30 Coups For Troops 9:30a

! - No Quilting Bee This Month—! Last Wednesdays - Coups For Troops


The Brunswick Center at Leland Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Adrienne S. Brown, Assistant Director

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

The Leland Center Motto:

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

Oil Painting with Jeri Thursdays at 1pm Freestyle canvas painting in a fun and relaxing environment!

Materials needed:          

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

Leland Fall Festival Fri., Nov. 3, 2017 10a-2p Fun Walk Class Exhibitions Health Screenings Craft Sale Advance Directives

Public Transportation 101 Have you stopped driving, want to drive less, or are you considering giving up your car? Maybe you’re just curious about public transportation in your area? If so, this class is for you! Join Vanessa Lacer, Mobility Manager w/ Wave Transit

Tuesday, November 7th from 10 -11:30a For expert tips, information, and a free try-me ride on the WAVE that’s sure to get your wheels turning!

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

Seeking Donated Recumbent Bikes or Rowers!

Getting our participants moving by playing Musical Chairs. Join us every Monday for a Mystery Activity 10:30a


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

~A NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence~ Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Adrienne S. Brown, Assistant Director

Jeri Degener Brings Artistry to The Brunswick Center at Leland If you’ve ever visited The Brunswick Center at Leland, you have likely admired the beautiful artwork on our walls. This month, we are proud to acknowledge the talents and contributions of our very special artist, Ms. Jeri Degener. Jeri is an accomplished multimedia artist who generously shares her talent and joy of arts and crafts with our seniors. When she first came to us from Albany, NY, Jeri knew no one in Brunswick County but her own family. Jeri attributes her ability to form many new friendships to her participation with our center over the last three and a half years . Jeri comes from a family of artists, stating “it’s in the genes” and listing several relatives that are active with the arts both personally and professionally. Despite her artistic lineage, which included a father who was an amazing artist and craftsman, Jeri did not begin to paint until later in life. At age fortyfive, she observed her father paint a picture and decided to ask him to teach her his techniques. Jeri has been painting ever since and credits her family for nurturing her interests and talents. Jeri counts her experiences volunteering and teaching others to enjoy art among her proudest and most rewarding achievements. Her personal goal is to create an environment where her students feel comfortable and have fun while exploring colors and different crafts. It is her hope that her students will exhibit their own artwork. She encourages new artists by telling them “You have to start somewhere. Don’t be afraid to put it out there. Go for it, it is very rewarding!” Although she is extremely humble and approachable about her work, Jeri has received innumerous accolades for her artwork. During her time in New York she was a member and bronze medalist with the local Art League. She also won 1st place, 2nd place, and the People’s Choice Awards at her hometown senior center. Since relocating to Brunswick County, she has received awards at county-level and statewide Senior Games for her art. This past year, Jeri took home five ribbons for various pieces, including basket weaving, oil painting, and a Native American wearing blanket which will be exhibited at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, beginning Oct. 8. Participants and center guests have often commented on the captivating nature of Jeri’s work. Her paintings demonstrate great skill and imagination; many are so lifelike that they appear to ‘jump off the canvas’ in the most beautiful manner. We invite you to visit our center and see her artwork or take part in her oil painting classes on Thursdays at 1pm. The opportunity to view her work should not be missed! Interviewed By: Adrienne S. Brown, Assistant Center Director, Leland Contributing Writer: Jacqueline Delts, Member & Volunteer

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

Leland Fashion show

Many Thanks to all our Senior Models & Cindy Kent of Kent & Co Boutique!


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

Activity

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

November 2017

CALENDAR Monday

Wednesday 1

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!

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 6 10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

3 Reading Exercise Lunch Adult coloring

8 Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Friday

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

10 Reading Exercise Lunch Adult coloring

SITE CLOSED

13 10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:00pm

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17

Reading Exercise Lunch Nutrition Presentation 12:30 pm Corn Hole Game

10:00 am Reading 11:00am Blood Pressure Screening 11:15 am Exercise 12:00 pm Lunch 12:30pm Adult coloring

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

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10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

27 10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

29 10:00 am 11:15 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Reading Exercise Lunch Corn Hole Game

SITE CLOSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Activity Calendar

NOVEMBER

Subject to change

EVERY MONDAY 9:00am Zumba Gold 10:30am Weekly Updates 10am Beginner Line Dancing 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Exercise Class Body Sculpting 11am *Stretch and Tone w/ Nancy ($5) 11:45am Lunch 12:15pm Bingo 1:30pm Tai Chi w/ Dean

EVERY TUESDAY 10am

Caregivers Support Group 10:30am GeriFit 11:15 am Aerobics Noon Lunch 1:15pm Tai Chi w/ Dean 1:30pm Scrabble 2:15pm *Yoga w/ Charlotte ($5) 2:30pm Beginner Line Dancing

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours 8am to 4pm

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday November 5th. Set your clocks back

6 9:30am Christmas Shopping at Tanger Outlets and Grand Coastal Mall

13 12pm BasketWeaving With Zada Mae

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27

EVERY WEDNESDAY 10am

Beginner Line Dancing 10am Tabata Class 10:30am Line Dancing 11am Adult Coloring 11am Exercise Class Yoga Stretch Noon Lunch 12:30pm Bridge 1pm Shopping 1pm Rummikub 1:30pm Beginner Yoga 2pm Table Tennis

Suggestion Box Located at the Reception Desk

EVERY THURSDAY 9am 10am

Zumba Gold Yoga w/ Nancy 10:30am GeriFit 11:15am Aerobics Noon Lunch 12:30pm Intro to Microsoft Office Suite 1:15pm Tai Chi w/ Dean

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

2

3 10am Computer Class Week 2 of 6 10:30am BP Screening 10:30am Tabata

8 Veterans Appreciation Day 11am American Honor Guard of North Carolina 1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

9 11am “Candlelight Reflections” 11:45am Nutrition

10

15 9:30am BOWLING 11am Fall Luncheon at the Moose Lodge 1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

16 11am Sip n Chat

21 11am Walgreens Presentation

22 1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

23

28

29 1:30pm New Class Beginner Yoga

30

7 11am

Walgreens Presentation 12:30pm Advisory Committee Meeting 5:30pm Diabetes Self-Management Class 14 12pm “Fun with Bags” Class w/Jean

MAY YOUR BLESSINGS OUTNUMBER THE AUTUMN LEAVES

CENTER CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

Presentation

A Thanksgiving Celebration and Advocacy Event

17 10am Computer Class Week 3 of 6 10:30am BP Screening 10:30am Tabata 1pm Movie Tai Chi Classes Cancelled Today 24

CENTER CLOSED

CENTER CLOSED

BIRTHDAY DAY

*Fee Based Classes Noted Above


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

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

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

Featured Events . . . Items of Interest Introducing Tabata Instructor Shelley Riffel. Her fitness career started after her first muscle up class. She quickly fell in love with fitness, seeing that with dedication and determination, her body was being transformed! Years later, after she received her group fitness certification, she started teaching a stability ball class, boot camp, and Tabata classes. She’s been teaching for five years straight now. Shelley currently enjoys training at CrossFit OIB, volunteering, scrapbooking, baking, and spending time with her husband, Kirk (of 27 years) and their two daughters: Danielle (age 17) and Lauren (age 16). Come check out her awesome classes and get your “cardio” on Wednesdays at 10am and Fridays at 10:30am. Moose Lodge Thanksgiving Luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 15th, admission by ticket only. Call the center for details.

Class Change: Zumba Gold classes will be held Monday and Thursdays at 9am starting in November at the request of the instructor.

New Class — Beginner Yoga, Wednesdays at 1:30pm with Nicole Raitano, LMT. Get all the health benefits of yoga without complex movements. Focus is on breathing, stress reduction, physical movement (asanas or postures), and aligning the body. This class can be done using a chair instead of working on the floor. Veterans Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 11am. The American Honor Guard of NC will be here to give a presentation. Take time to thank any veterans you know for their service. Don’t know any veterans? Send a thank you note to our active (or retired) service men and women. There are multiple online sites that offer guidelines on how and where to mail your letters such as http://amillion thanks.org/send_a_letter.php and https:// www.operation gratitude.com/writeletters/ to name just a couple. Letters are appreciated year ’round.

Bowling at the Brunswick Bowling Center in Shallotte, Wed., Nov. 15th, 10am. Cost: $9 for two games and lunch. Call to sign up. Certified bowling coach Ed Ambrose is available to help.

Upcoming Center Closure Dates: Friday, 11/10 (Veterans Day) Thursday and Friday, 11/23 and 24 (Thanksgiving) Friday, Monday, Tuesday, 12/22, 25, and 26 (Christmas), and Monday, 1/1/18 (New Years Day)

Caregiver’s Support Group (which started in February 2017) meets every Tuesday at 10am at the Shallotte Center. The group is facilitated by Jennifer Sherman, B.S., M.A., Director of Case Management. The group provides caregivers an opportunity to share concerns and stories in a safe and supportive environment; get answers; learn about available caregiver resources; and know that they are not alone in their endeavors. Thanksgiving Celebration and Advocacy Event, Thursday, Nov. 16, 8am—3:30pm. During this event, please take a moment to express why you are thankful for the Senior Center. We are funded in part by the Older Americans Act and our legislators need to hear why they should continue to fund programs for seniors. We have form letters to send to our legislators or you can write your own letter of appreciation. Light refreshments will be served.

Ongoing Events Weekly Update/ Sip ‘n Chat Share your questions, suggestions, or comments every Monday at 10:30am and every third Thursday at 11am. Coffee’s hot and free!

Blood Pressure Check 1st Friday by Amedisys Hospice. All other Fridays, Lower Cape Fear Hospice. All days, 10:30am. No appointment needed.

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

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

Movie Day Fridays at 1pm. Now showing: 11/17 Home for the Holidays. Free admission, popcorn and candy. Soft drinks and water available for purchase.

Monthly Quote Each day I am thankful for Nights that turned into mornings, Friends that turned into family, Dreams that turned into reality, Likes that turned into love. Author Unknown


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

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

A Thanksgiving Day Poem….Ahem! May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey be plump May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2am on Sunday, November 5th. Set your clocks BACK an hour on Saturday evening before you go to bed and sleep in! Center Christmas Party, Friday, Dec. 8th. Join us for good food (catered by Jerome’s) and fellowship! You must sign up by Monday, Dec. 4th. Get Crafty! Crafty Fridays — 10:30am. Seasonal crafting is underway. Craft schedule is posted at the front desk and in the craft room. Seating is limited. If you have to cancel or are running late to class, please call as soon as you know. Others may be waiting for a space at the table. (Pictures may be representative and project particulars are subject to change.)

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

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. Join us Thursday, November 9th, at 11am for fellowship to honor those in need of care, those we have lost along the way, and the caregivers who provide support! Lunch afterward provided by Lower Cape Fear Hospice. RSVP to Anne Gass, 910-754-2300 x1001.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church presents their 41st Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon Saturday, November 18th, at the church (2586 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia) at 11am. Speaker Minister Rita Daniels of Wilmington. Church phone: 910.253.6881. Call the Shallotte Center to sign up. Shallotte colors are red and black.

Paint ‘n’ Take, 11/3, Cornucopia, $5. All supplies included. All projects are beginner friendly but all skill levels are welcome! Happy crafters making Cinnamon Stick Wrappers for pillar candles and painting dragonflies at our Paint ‘n’ Take class.

Christmas Deco Mesh Candy Cane Door Decoration, 11/17, $20. All supplies included. Note: this is the only Christmas “wreath” we are doing this year. However, we will be making other Christmas crafts in December. Pine Needle Basket Weaving, Monday, December 11th, 12pm-3pm, cost $22. All supplies included. Choice of a basket or trivet. No experience necessary. Signup is always the Friday before the class.

SPECIAL CLASS — Fun with Bags, Tues., Nov. 14th, noon. $22. Limit 6 people. Jean will show you how to crochet this unique bag using plastic grocery bag “yarn!” All supplies included (colors vary). Basic crochet skills required.

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

Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online: www.bsrinc.org.


Oak Island Senior Site Oak Island Community Center Deanna Eddinger, 102 S E 47th Street Community Center Director Oak Island, NC 28461 910-278-3622 0r 278-6552 BSRI Main 910-754-2300 Senior Activity Calendar November 2017 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm

2 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

7 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

8 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm

9 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

14 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games

15 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm

16 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

21 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time 28 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Sit & Be Fit 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Card Games

22 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm 29 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 am Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm

23

Tamara Oliphat 11/07 Jane Lajoie 11/08 Susie Canonico 11/10 Christine Cook 11/14 Phyllis Liller 11/15 Marie Leeke 11/18 Peyton Wrench 11/20 Rodney Nelson 11/24 Bill McDowell 11/25

Rod

11/23 30 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Dancing 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Social Time

Tamara,

For ALL you do.


The Brunswick Center at Southport Southport Senior Center Activity Calendar

November

Subject to change, ($, denotes instructor fee; M, demotes material fee)

EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Yoga & Pilates 8:00 Coffee w/ Friends 9 :30 Easy Does IT 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10:00 Card Making/ Paper Crafting(M) 10 Hand & Foot 10:30 Adult Coloring 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 11:45 Lunch 12:15 Cardio Fusion 12:30 Wii 1:30 Mah Jongg 1 Total Body Conditioning 6:30 Jam Session

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:30 Beach Walk @ Caswell Access 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:30 Chicago Bridge 9:30 Parkinsons Support Group, 9:30am-2nd Tuesday 9:30 Boxing 10:30 Gentle Yoga ($) 11:45 Lunch 12:00 Walgreens Presentation 12:00 Beginning Yoga 12:30 Wii 12:30 Ladder Golf 1 Silver Paddles 1 Travel Desk 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1:00 Gentle Cardio & Core 2:00 HIIT 6:30 Square Dancing ($)

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 ($) 10:45 You Can Do It 11:45 Lunch 12:15 Bible Study 12:30 Wii 12:30 Silver Samurai ($) 12:30 Games 12:45 Afternoon Movie (M) 1:00 Jewelry Making 101(M) 1:00 Portrait Class($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Yoga & Pilates 8:00 Coffee w/Friends 9:30 Gerifit 10 Knit & Chain Gang 9 Quilting 10:30 Bible Study 11:45 Lunch 12:30 Wii 1:30 Gentle Cardio & Core ($) 1:00 Beg. Line Dance 2:00 Int./Adv. Line Dance 2:30 HIITS ($)

8-4 Exercise Room & Billiards 8:00 Coffee w/ Friends 9 Technology Workshop 9:30 Tai Chi Forms ($) 10 Hand & Foot Canasta 10 Sewing 10:30 Tai Chi ($) 11:45 Lunch 12:30 Wii 12:30 Games 1 Pickleball 1 Photography 2nd & 4th Fridays 1:30 Hand Drumming

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY 3

9

10 CLOSED

15

16 Candlelight Reflections

17

22

23 CLOSED

24

9am Shopping Trip Mayfair, Wilmington 7

6

2

1

November is Alzheimers Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month

8 One day registrationMike’s Farm

One day registration! 13

14

20

21

Parkinsons Support Group

Caregiver Support Group 10:00 am in the library

27

28

29

30


The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7109

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at 11:a45am

SHOPPING TRIP!

November Jewelry Classes November 1st– Beads on a steel frame. Bring as many beads as you can, and $2.50 for supplies. November 8th– Tree of life pendant. We will provide the wire and real stone chips of your choice of color. Supply fee $2.50.

November 16th– Kumihimo, the ancient art of Japanese art of weaving on a simple loom. $2or $3 fee. November 29th– Bring your creativity and $3.00 and make a necklace or bracelet with stringing wire, crimps, clasp, and if you like, a charm or pendant!

Great Volunteer Opportunity! We are in dire need of front desk/ receptionist volunteers. All days and most shifts. Choose 2, 4, 6, or 8 hour shifts!! Register online at www.bsrinc.org

BIBLE STUDY The Bible Study held on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the stage ballroom is focusing on the gospel of Matthew. This is a non-denominational study and all are welcome.

Geri-Fit®

Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am Geri-Fit® is an evidence-based group strength training exercise program for older adults of all senior ages and fitness levels. This tried and proven program helps rebuild strength that's been lost through the aging process. Just show up! No fee!

Mah Jongg Mondays 9:30am and 1:30pm We will be happy to teach you!

November Sewing and Quilting Projects

Wednesday, November 1st Mayfair in Wilmington Lunch on your own! Departs at 9am

Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday in our library at 9:30am. Come join us!

New! Shanghai Rummy Wednesdays 10:00am

Quilt Volunteers still Needed Thursdays 9 am!

The quilt group is starting another quilt for the center to draw as a fundraiser. Any quilters are welcome to join the fun!

No experience necessary!

BOXING Tuesdays 9:30 am Just show up! Don’t forget to pick up your cookbook in time for the holidays. They make great gifts!

November 3rd– Completing fence rail quilt November 10th– Back by popular demand– Pillow Cases! November 17th– Bring an unfinished project from home November 24th– No class Happy Thanksgiving!

Silver Paddles Tuesday at 1pm, just show up!

Pickleball Fridays 1:00pm No RSVP, just show UP!

Wish to Learn to Crochet or Knit?

Join us! Thursdays at 10am NO RSVP necessary


The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N. Howe St., Ste. 1 Southport, NC 28461

Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7109

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at 11:a45am

Thank you to all of the vendors and volunteers Thank you to

who made our 3rd Annual Crafters Bazaar a great success! Even

For sponsoring our Halloween pumpkin decorating contest!

Santa shopped! A HUGE thank you to Max Washington and the Dixieland Band for coming out and celebrating the 15th birthday of BSRI. A lot of fun (and ice cream and cake) was had by all!

Billiards Monday-Friday 8am-4pm Just drop on by!

Photography Group Will not meet in the month of November. Join us on December 8th !

Pickleball

Fridays 1:00 pm

CARDIO FUSION MONDAYS 12:15

MOVIE TIME Wednesdays—12:45 p.m.

Technology Class Every Friday at 9 am. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop!

Hand Drumming

EVERY Friday at 1:30 pm Come join the fun!

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ALZHEIMERS AWARENESS AND FAMILY CAREGIVER MONTH! Please join us on Thursday, November 16th at 12:30 for a Candlelight Reflections Ceremony to Honor, Hope and Remember those battling dementia and their caregivers.

Line Dancing

Every Thursday 1 pm—Beginners 2 pm—Intermediate

Yoga & Pilates– Mondays & Thursdays 8am-9am You Can Do It– Mondays 9:30am-10:30am Gerifit-Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30am10:30am


The Brunswick Center at Supply November

Supply Senior Center Activity Calendar

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

EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

8-4 Drop in Activities 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9:30 Beginner Yoga 10 Crochet & Knit Gang 10:15 Co-Ed Volleyball (DG) 10:45 Gentle Yoga 11:15 Tai Chi 12 Lunch 12 Qi Gong/Tai Chi 12:30 Dancing to the Oldies 1 RAD (begins Nov. 13) 3 50+ Basketball (DG)

8-4 Drop in Activities 8 Walking Club 8 Pickleball (DG)($) 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9 50+ Softball 10 Paper Crafting Techniques 10 Brain Fitness 12 Lunch 3:15 GeriFit

MONDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9:30 Beginner Yoga 10:15 Co-Ed Volleyball (DG) 10:45 Gentle Yoga 12 Lunch 12:45 Movie (M) 1 Cornhole 1 Laddergolf 2 Senior Splash (DG)($) 3 50+ Basketball (DG)

TUESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8 Pickleball (DG)($) 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9 50+ Softball 10 Adult Coloring 10:30 Bingo 12 Lunch 2 Pickleball (DG)($) 3:15 GeriFit

WEDNESDAY 1

EVERY FRIDAY 8-4 Drop in Activities 8:30 Coffee w/Friends (M) 9 Rummikub 11 Tai Chi 12 Lunch 1 Silver Samurai 3 50+ Basketball (DG)

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

2

3

8 8 Mike's Farm Registration Opens 11 Hired Hands 12 Nutrition Presentation 1 Movie: Carried Away

9

10

15

16

1 Movie: Miss You Already 6 8 Seussical Registration Opens

7

13

14

21 10 Thank Goodness for Caregivers

27

28

Don’t forget St. Johns Luncheon tomorrow, Nov. 18 at 11am 23

22 1 Movie: Holiday Engagement

17 12 Birthday Celebration

10:30 Blood Pressure Checks by Amedysis 1 Movie: Mr. Church 12 Turkey Fry & Weenie Roast

1 RAD for Seniors Begins

20

2pm Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

Closed for Thanksgiving

24 Closed

29 10 Shopping Trip to Tanger Outlets 1 Movie: New in Town

Bring joy to the lives of local seniors this year by purchasing gifts they need or want! Stop by the center to pick an ornament off of the Senior Stocking Tree to fulfill their gift requests. We are also seeking general donations for seniors such as Boost/Ensure, Depends, Poise pads, Pet food, socks, and candy. These items can be donated under the Senior Stocking Tree in our lobby. Thanks for your kind hearts and donations!


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462

Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7604

Office Hours: 8am-4pm,

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at Noon

RAD for Seniors (Personal Defense) Every Monday and Wednesday from November 13– December 13 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, RSVP by Nov. 10

We all have so much to be thankful for! November is National Family Caregivers and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month! This year we are giving an extra special thanks to those who are caregivers. Join BSRI & Cape Fear Council of Governments Area Agency On Aging at the Brunswick Center at Supply for “Thank Goodness

for Caregivers” to celebrate caregivers and to learn new skills. Tuesday, November 21 9:30 am Registration, 10 am– 2 pm Caring is the SPICE of Life Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes! We will end the day with Candlelight Reflections to honor all caregivers and remember those loved ones that we have lost.

Register to attend by Nov. 15th with

RAD for Seniors is an empowering program that affords senior adults an opportunity to enhance personal defense. The goal of the program is to improve the personal safety of seniors through pro-active strategies and physical techniques which address issues unique to their age group. Offering awareness and defense strategies for older adults, this course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning tested instructional techniques, proven tactics, and unique insights about the problems unique to older adults. Presented by The Brunswick County Sheriffs Office

Turkey Fry & Weenie Roast November 15 at 12pm, RSVP Join us for Fried Turkey, fixins, roasted marshmallows and hot dogs!

Holly Henderson Pilson at 910-395-4553 ext. 204 or hpilson@capefearcog.org

Donations needed for December crafts yarn christmas scrapbook glue guns paper modge podge wine corks small christmas colored clear plastic ornaments ribbon birdseed hemp cord metal cookie cutters flannel fabrics tea cups & saucers mason jar lids & rings old spoons (used are fine) ~Thanks for your donation!

Volunteers Needed! Class instructors, receptionists, meals on wheels delivery drivers & more! Complete an application online at www.bsrinc.org


The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Rd. SE Supply, NC 28462

Susan Whitley, Center Director Lindsey McClelland, Assistant Director

Phone 910-754-7604

Office Hours: 8am-4pm,

Activity hours vary

Monday-Friday

Lunch Served at Noon

Paper Crafting Techniques Want to make snowflakes or cards like these? Join us Tuesdays at 10!

Beginners Yoga

Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Crochet & Knit Group Mondays at 10am! We have enough folks on the list….if everyone shows we will have a great group!

Just Paint! Fridays at 10am Craft Room...bring your project no matter the medium and Just Paint!

Gentle Yoga

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:45 am

We have some classy coupon clippers...so we will begin collecting your unused Coupons! Interested in learning more about couponing….sign the interest list

Learn to Play Chickenfoot! A dominoes game! 1pm, Nov. 9 No RSVP, just come

Alzheimer and Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group The Brunswick Center at Supply has teamed up with Universal to discuss ways to engage in activities that promote self care for caregivers. Join the group to learn about educational, emotional, and social supports for loved ones caring for dementia patients. The meeting this month will be at The Supply Center November 9th at 2pm , Join us!

Mark your Calendars! Dec. 15-Christmas Party Dec. 21-26-Closed for Christmas Jan. 1-Closed for New Years January 2018-Weight Loss Challenge!

Fundraiser for a vinyl cutter!


Town Creek Senior Site Mike Blandino, Site Manager Call 910-368-5348 Town Creek Senior Site Bldg. 6420 Ocean Hwy Winnabow, NC

Operating Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at 12 PM

Outdoor Park Daily Activities (Weather Permitting) Tennis for Seniors Soccer for Seniors Park Exercise Equipment

Walking Trail Shuffle Board Bocce Ball Horse Shoes

Activity Calendar November 2017 Subject to change

Tuesday

Thursday

S4enior Lunch

2 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm Games

7 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:45pm Rummikub

9 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm Games

14 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:45pm Games

16 10:00am Coffee & Games 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:30pm Games

21 10:00am 11:15am 11:45am 12:00pm 12:45pm

23 Coffee & Games Yoga Announcements Lunch Rummikub

28 10:00am Coffee & Games 10:00am Painting with Paul 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Lunch 12:00pm Nutrition w/ Mallory 12:45pm Games

Site Closed Happy Thanksgiving 30 10:00am Coffee & Games 10:00am Painting with Paul 11:15am Yoga 11:45am Announcements 12:00pm Lunch 12:45pm Rummikub


What’s for Lunch? Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors *Menus subject to change*

Fall

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1 Meatloaf w/ Brown Gravy Green Peas Pears Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

2 Diced Turkey Tetrazzini Steamed Spinach Pineapple Coconut Cobbler Egg Noodles Soft Roll Milk

3 Roasted Chicken Thigh w/Garlic Herb Gravy Broccoli Strawberry Applesauce Yams Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

6 Kielbasa Sausage Cabbage Steamed Peaches White Rice Soft Roll Mustard Packet Milk 2%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16 Beef Hot Dog Green Beans Apple Cobbler Hot Dog Bun Potato Salad Chocolate Chip Cookie Mustard/ Ketchup Packet Milk 2%

17 Chicken Piccata Peas and Carrots Tropical Fruit Cup Egg Noodles Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

20 BBQ Beef Meatballs California Veg Mix Tropical Fruit Mac N Cheese Soft Roll Milk 2%

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

22 Sliced Ham Collard Greens Applesauce Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

23 CLOSED

24 CLOSED

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

28 Stuffed Pepper Casserole Green Beans Tropical Fruit Rice Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

29 Meatloaf w/ Brown Gravy Green Peas Pears Mashed Potatoes Soft Roll Margarine Oil Milk 2%

30 Diced Turkey Tetrazzini Steamed Spinach Pineapple Coconut Cobbler Egg Noodles Soft Roll Milk

Meal Contributions Welcome


Obituaries J. Edwin Brown, 76, of Holden Beach, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Sarah B. Coatney, 88, of Bolivia, died Saturday, September 23, 2017. Regina Schmitt Collyer, 79, of Southport (East Orleans, Mass.), died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Richard Austin Cushman, 86, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Maureen Dinolfo, 73, of Calabash, died Thursday, September 14, 2017. Zelda Louretta Duffield, 83, Southport, died on Monday, October 2, 2017. Carolyn Elsie Eavey, 83, of Southport, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Alma Soobrian Gore, 76, of Leland, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Wilmington Health and Rehabilitation. Elaine Ruth (Hacey) Green, 86, formerly of Sunset Beach, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the NHC Healthcare Center of Garden City, SC. Christopher John Greene, 61, of Oak Island, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at home. Joanne Rawson Hale, died Friday, September 22, 2017 in Bolivia, NC. Wilbur “Bill” Hale, Jr., died Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia. Nancy Ann Harris, 87, of Calabash, died Friday, September 22, 2017.

Artis “Pete” Harrison, Sr., 78, of Leland, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at home. Royce E. Herring, Jr., 74, of Leland, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at home. Carolyn “Carol” Holden, 72, of St. James, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia. Harry F. Keiber, Jr., 76, of Shallotte, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at home. Diane E. Lewis, 68, of Leland, died Friday, September 22, 2017. Dennis (Denny) A. Marcin, 75, of Southport, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Kathleen Ann Melleky, 80, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, September 14, 207. Alfred Raymond “Fred” Ortiz, Jr., 84, of Carolina Shores, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Charles Douglas Pritchard, 65, of Leland, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at home. Dorothy Jones Rice, of Southport, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at home. Anna Belle Carter Todd, 93, of Leland, died Sunday, September 24, at Silver Stream Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington. Evelyn Elsie Walker, 68, of Leland, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at home. Mary Lou Simmons Sullivan Ward, 83, of Sunset Beach, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at home. Anne Francis Wildrick, 91, of Sunset Beach died Thursday October 5, 2017 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

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Holiday Help

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ach year, Brunswick County shows its generosity during BSRI’s Stockings for Seniors program. Stockings for Seniors collects gifts and donations for seniors in need in our area. Gift recipients are chosen from those who receive home-delivered meals and others who express interest. Gifts include personal hygiene items, nonperishable food, and small treats. For many seniors, this may be the only gift they receive this holiday season.

Photo by Susan Whitley

June Shashura works on items to hang on the Stockings for Seniors tree in the lobby of the Brunswick Center at Supply. Check at your own center to find out more about how you can help brighten the season for Brunswick County seniors.

Each senior center has its own plans for Stockings for Seniors, and groups and individuals can sponsor or adopt a senior. Check at your own senior center or site to see how you might help.

“The Brunswick Center at Supply will be placing a stocking tree in the lobby,” Director Susan Whitley said. “Stop by the center to pick an ornament off of the Senior Stocking Tree to fulfill seniors’ gift requests.” Coastal Vineyard Church will sponsor Supply, but anyone can adopt a senior from the tree. The center also seeks donations such as Boost/ Ensure, Depends, Poise pads, pet food, socks, and candy, which can be donated under the Senior Stocking Tree in the center’s lobby.

SUGGESTED GIFT ITEMS FOR MEN OR WOMEN  Personal hygiene items  Pajamas  Puzzle books  Socks  Disposable undergarments  Candies and chocolates  Slippers  Ensure/ Boost  Pet food  Lap blankets  Nominal Walmart gift cards  T-shirts

Brunswick Senior Buzz November 2017  

This month we're thankful for all of you, the Caswell Beach Turtle Watch, the Stockings for Seniors program that brings joy to so many folks...