Brunswick Senior Buzz November 2019

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Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

BSRI Administration Staff · 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 · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Glen Hemingway Assistant Operations Technician · Sarah Powell, Volunteer Coordinator

· Mallory Balice, Program Specialist · Karen Tierney, Receptionist BSRI Center/Site Staff · 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

i · Doug Russell, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Anne Gass, Shallotte · Kathy Gehlhardt, Shallotte · Blair Stanley, Shallotte · Brett Baughman, Shallotte · Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Sherrill Jolly, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Casey Freed, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Teresa Nelson, Supply · Ilona Smith, Supply · Mike McGurn, Thrift Store

Contributors Our November cover photographer Kermit Cox and his wife Suzanne lived in Westfield, Ind. before moving to Southport. Kermit attended the John Herron Art Institute and won numerous photography awards in Indiana. He now pursues fine art photography and leads a photography class at the Brunswick Center at Southport. You can see his work at the Art Shak in Southport and in the Senior Center Gift Shop on Oak Island. Betsy Duarte moved to Ocean Isle Beach from California to be closer to her son and grandkids, and for the serenity of the beach. A retired ortho trauma nurse, Betsy volunteers at Hope Harbor Home and is on the board of Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, is secretary for Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association, and is a member of Sea Notes Choral Society. Betsy writes about homelessness on page 9. 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 reviews new thrillers on page 14. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Plantation in Brunswick County in 2017 after Pat retired 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. Pat visits the Brunswick County Edible Garden on page 15. Jennifer Sherman is BSRI director of case management and in January will celebrate 15 years of employment at BSRI. She works part-time as an adjunct professor at Miller-Motte College and is ministry leader for a Celebrate Recovery program helping people overcome life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Jennifer is a Brunswick County native and resides in Shallotte with her husband, Tommy, and their dog, Mersea. She writes about National Family Caregivers Month on page 10. Holly Tate is a beach-loving North Carolina transplant who grew up on Long Island and never wants to be too far from the ocean. A self-proclaimed “grammar geek,” Holly recently retired from a career in marketing communications. She loves books, travel, and exploring our beautiful state. Holly takes a closer look at a local artist on page 12.


t’s the time of year to remember what we’re grateful for. At press time, I am filled with gratitude for cooler weather. After our scorching summer, the fall temperatures are so welcome, and I write this with windows open and a sweater on. The Buzz has a lot of room for gratitude. Our faithful columnists and feature writers, some of whom are shown at left, are so talented and reliable—and they do this work as volunteers. Thank you, Buzz writers! The Brunswick County community often tells us about news and events that our readers want to discover. They may offer stories, such as Betsy Duarte’s page 9 invitation to the Homeless Banquet. And they may offer photos, such as Kermit Cox’s cover photo about an aviation event coming up this month in Oak Island. I have to say how thankful I am for the Coastal Carolina Camera Club. This group provides so many beautiful covers for the Buzz, often on very short notice and according to the editor’s daily whims. What an amazing group! And a score of BSRI staff members takes time each month to send in calendars, menus, stories, and news items. This publication depends on dozens of people providing terrific work on quick deadlines. It’s beyond the call of duty. Thank you. Shelagh Clancy Editor, Brunswick Senior Buzz

Letter from Shallotte

An Opportunity for Gratitude


ooler weather is upon us as well as the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating all the gifts life has offered, especially family and friends. However, finding joy in the holiday can be challenging for some senior citizens. Photo by Kermit Cox

Kermit Cox captured this photo of the Ford Tri-motor aircraft during its 2016 visit to our area. It’s the property of the national EAA and visits EAA chapters throughout the year. Local chapter No. 939 is sponsoring this month’s visit (see page 7) and helping to finance maintenance of the wing. Kermit and his wife Suzanne joined the EAA after the 2014 B-17G Superfortress visit in 2014.

We can honor our senior family members and friends by practicing traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Prepare a traditional family holiday recipe, bring out the old pictures, and share stories from days gone by. Going around the dinner table and asking each person what they are grateful for is a beloved tradition no matter what the age. Families are thankful for health, for spouses and children, for a new baby celebrating their first Thanksgiving, for a country with freedoms, and for another year with an aging family member. The gift of our elderly is precious. They are a legacy of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. They represent the fullness of life that we all hope to attain as we continue to advance in years. Some have endured trials in ways that we may never

understand but have also celebrated life with a love that may be beyond our grasp. Aging eventually takes a toll on our bodies but for many, aging has only unleashed their spirit. We need to tap into this spirit and let it spill into our lives. This Thanksgiving, we should all spend some time with the older adults in our lives and allow them to share themselves with us. Listen to their stories, and not only will you help them find joy in the holiday, but you may find joy and gratitude as well. There is something powerful about group gratitude. We learn a little more about the people we are celebrating with, but it also has the power to shift the dynamic of the room. Everyone stops and listens and everyone shares in the gratitude of the other. I am grateful for having the privilege of sharing with all who I have come in contact with over the past several years here at the senior center. I wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Anne Gass, Director The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~William Arthur Ward


BSRI Thrift Stores


Sherry Lucero Feb. 17, 1976 - Sept. 9, 2019 Sherry Lucero, our new, valued case manager at the Southport Center, died Sept. 9, 2019. BSRI staff was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our friend and colleague.

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

Lucero had a master’s degree in social work and served seniors, children, families, and those with developmental disabilities for almost 20 years. She grew up in poverty in the coal camps of West Virginia and spent considerable time with her grandmother, listening to stories and learning family traditions that led to her love of working with seniors and helping others. “I enjoy working with seniors because they have such a rich and wonderful history,” Lucero said. “Many of them were out living and doing things that I read about in school. I love it when they are willing to share their stories with me.” Lucero previously worked as a social services director at a senior center in W. Va. She was grateful to BSRI staff and participants who made her feel welcome. Lucero leaves behind two children and her parents. BSRI staff and participants will miss her dearly.


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“Even though we only had the pleasure of working with Sherry for a few months, she won us over with her quick wit, great sense of humor, and heart of gold. We miss her so much,” said Melissa Catlett, director of the Brunswick Center at Southport.



he local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is hosting a 4 ½ day visit of one of the most iconic airplanes in aviation history, a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner. This aircraft, known as the “Tin Goose,” pioneered airline travel as we know it today. Number 146 of 199 built, and one of only eight still flying, this fully restored airplane tours the country so folks can take a short flight back in time to experience what flight was like at the dawn of commercial aviation, says EAA Chapter President Rich Largent. The aircraft will be conducting short flights at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Oak Island, Nov. 7 through 11. Tickets are $72 online, $77 walkup, and $52 for children 17 and younger. For more information, go to or call (877) 952-5395. Classic cars will be on display each day. The EAA is also hosting a pancake breakfast Nov. 9. On Nov. 11, a pancake breakfast sponsored by Duke Energy is free to veterans. For information about these special events, call (301) 801-3725.

Tickets help the EAA chapter, which funds youth initiatives and supports local civic organizations such as Matthew’s Ministry and other organizations, Largent says.


By Mike McGurn BSRI Thrift Stores Operations Manager

Please come visit our stores soon for the best selection in fall and winter clothes as well as fall seasonal decor and merchandise.

We have all kinds of great new items in both stores! Our Calabash Thrift Store held its Fall Changeover on Monday, Sept. 30, and the Shallotte store followed a week later. Both stores rotated their entire clothing inventory to all newlyarrived fall and winter fashions. In addition, both stores have decorated for fall and Thanksgiving and will be starting to roll out Christmas and holiday decor and merchandise early in November. We've recently brought in a lot of

Please consider volunteering at one of our thrift stores. It’s rewarding and fun and a great way to get into the spirit of the season! To register to volunteer, go to our website, Click on “Volunteer” in the “About Us” dropdown menu.

newly arrived furniture at both stores so there's lots of really nice furniture too: comfy couches, love seats, and easy chairs along with dressers, china cabinets, wall units, and tables and chairs.

By Joan Leotta


or the first time ever, Brunswick County will be a part of the nationwide Tellabration Celebration of Storytelling. On Nov. 6, The Sound House will host an open mic for stories—your stories. The atmosphere is casual and both adults and children will be welcome to tell and listen to stories. Choose tales from folklore or something you want to share from your own experience. Funny, scary, poignant, outrageous— all are welcome (as long as they are family-friendly). Each person will have about ten minutes on stage to either tell or perform the story without a script or to read their story from their own writing.

I’ve been a professional story performer for more than 30 years. Here are some tips:

As always, thanks for your patronage and support!

Use an opening that either dynamites the audience into the story or slowly sets the scene.

Be sure to have no more than three points of action.

End the tale with a flourish or a simple gesture and farewell. 

A ten-minute story may have just two or even only one point of action. 

If you think you have great stories but are unsure about telling them to an audience, think of the people sitting at tables in The Sound House as your friends. Email to let us know you are coming, or, just show up! The Tellabration Celebration of Storytelling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 201 at The Sound House, 3610 Express Dr., Shallotte. No charge, everyone is welcome to tell a ten-minute, family-friendly tale.

Community News

By Betsy Duarte


here is a common misconception that people become homeless as a result of mismanaging money, making poor decisions, or through drug or alcohol abuse. While some of these factors can contribute to homelessness, none of them are the sole cause of it. The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC), a private nonprofit, and its staff of volunteers that assists people in Brunswick County has observed that people may be just one event away from becoming homeless. Many of these events are beyond one’s control. Natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods, or more mundane things such as unexpected illness or injury or losing a job, can take us from safe and secure to hungry and homeless.

For Jose Ruiz, for example, it was when he and his pregnant wife, Suzie, discovered black mold in their rented double-wide mobile home in the spring of 2019. This was the event that caused them and their five-year-old son and unborn child to become homeless. Their landlord wasn’t able to eradicate the mold, and they couldn’t stay in the house as it was, so they called the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition’s 888 number (888-5195362) and filled out an intake form over the phone with a volunteer. They were placed in a motel for several days until they could secure other housing. For Veronica and her two preschool children, the event was a tornado that preceded Hurricane

Supporters gather at the 2018 Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon. The 2019 luncheon is set for Nov. 16 in Calabash.

Dorian. It took the roof right off their rented mobile home and the rain that followed destroyed the home’s contents. The family was forced to relocate. But where would they go? Veronica called the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition’s 888 line and a volunteer arranged for short-term emergency shelter while she considered her options. A third request was from a family of five, a single mom and her four children, whose air conditioner unit had quit working so their single-wide trailer was unbearably hot. The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition discussed it at their monthly meeting, took up a collection, and Paul Witmer, BCHC’s veteran advocate, and Joe Staton, president, purchased a unit and Joe personally installed it with the help of a neighbor. Many calls that come in are requests for help with rent or power bills which allows tenants to stay in their existing homes. “The coalition’s goal is to keep people in safe, stable, permanent housing where possible, or to help them find it if necessary,” Staton says.

Stephanie Bowen, executive director of Brunswick Family Assistance, says that with a budget of $70,000 and a huge volunteer effort, she was able to distribute water, food, and clothing to those in need in a county hard hit by Hurricane Florence. “I could never have accomplished this mammoth task without the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers throughout the county,” Bowen says.

Bowen will be the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Hunger & Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon at the Brunswick Center at Calabash on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are free, available by registering online or at the door. All donations help BCHC provide services to Brunswick County’s homeless. The Rotary Club of Shallotte is sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Betsy Duarte at (530) 908-0338 or , Joe Staton at (910) 599-3816 or, or Beverly Eisenhauer at (910) 789-0013 or

Family Caregivers Month

By Jennifer Sherman Director of Case Management


ovember Is National Family Caregivers Month. About 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older last year. Families are truly the backbone of the long-term care system. I became a caregiver in 2004 at the young age of 28, which led me back to my hometown and my job here at BSRI. My dad was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, and dementia. As the diseases progressed, he forgot how to administer his medications, our birthdays, and how to perform activities of daily living. I will never forget watching him for the first time look at his toothbrush so confused and glance at me with the prettiest blue eyes for help. My heart broke as his health declined while I was balancing a full-time job, coordinating his care, and making his last days memorable. Family caregivers provide an assortment of duties. They become the housekeeper, chef, Uber driver, nursing assistant, medication technician, and “Dora the Explorer.” Has anyone else spent hours searching for lost hearing aids, only to find them in the cereal box? Caregivers act as liaison with insurance companies, healthcare providers, financial institutes, legal advisors, and friends. They often find they have less time for self-care and other family members. They spend so much time on caregiving duties that they end up sacrificing the things they enjoy most.

Jennifer Sherman, left, and sister Donna Long show some love for their dad Jerry Prince. Because she took care of her dad who suffered from multiple illnesses, Sherman knows firsthand what it’s like to be a family caregiver.

Many caregivers feel ashamed to ask for help. They feel that asking for assistance may be seen as a sign of weakness. Please know you are not alone. We must celebrate one another and offer support on the toughest days. BSRI offers Caregiver Support Groups across the county and a Family Caregiver Support Program that provides much-needed respite. Stay connected with us on Facebook and check out our website,, as we share our newest resources, the Caregiver Resource Guide, and the BSRI Resource Guide. To all caregivers, thank you. We appreciate you. Happy National Family Caregivers Month!

To find groups in neighboring counties or different area of focus, go to

The Brunswick Center at Supply 2nd Thursday 2:00PM-3:30PM Melissa Starr, (910) 754-7604 Alzheimer’s Support Group at St. Peter Lutheran Church 4843 Southport-Supply Rd SE Southport, NC 28461 (910) 454-4001 Vicki Carlson: Barbara Grever: The Brunswick Center at Calabash (Memory Loss) 1st Tuesday 2:00PM - 3:00PM Holley Norris, (910) 754-7427 x 1301

SUPPORT GROUPS, cont’d. on page 12

Volunteers Don and Debbie Massa share

A Volunteer’s Point of View By Don Massa It has been said that people are called to one of three geographic areas: the mountains, the desert or the ocean. After living in the Denver, Colorado area for 37 years, Debbie (a native North Carolinian) and I (who discovered my love for North Carolina – and Debbie, my love in North Carolina - while stationed in Elizabeth City) retired, heeded our call to the ocean and moved to the Southport area. After a year or so waking up and pinching ourselves to see if we were dreaming or if we really were so blessed to live in this beautiful, friendly area, we knew we wanted and needed to contribute time and resources to others who could use a helping hand. One of our good friends told us about Meals On Wheels and her experiences delivering meals. It struck a chord. We called the Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., spoke to Sarah, and within a short time we were delivering around 15 meals to homebound seniors on Thursday mornings. We have now been delivering on Thursday mornings for almost two years and it has been a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience. For some of the folks we have delivered to, the meal we delivered was their only meal of the day. Even in the midst of some challenging circumstances our clients remain some of the sweetest, most delightful and interesting people we know. There is one couple we deliver to that comes to mind. They are always upbeat, friendly and outgoing when we arrive and always express their appreciation for their meals. Contact Sarah Powell at to find out how you can share your story. Your stories are what build this community and encourage others to be agents of change! If you or someone you know wants to begin volunteering with us, you can fill out an application at:

Debbie delivering a meal and a smile to one of the Massas’ Meals on Wheels clients.

Even though one of them lives with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), she is always sunny and cheerful. Their collie, Lassie, will occasionally stop barking long enough to give Debbie a friendly handshake before going back to barking harmlessly. Debbie and I are happy we have the opportunity to provide a little help to folks who can use it. All the people to whom we deliver are unfailingly pleasant to talk to and very appreciative of the meals they receive. We feel privileged to serve all of them.

Portrait of an Artist

Scenes of Brunswick County abound at painter Bunny Lauzon’s show at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

SUPPORT GROUPS, cont’d. from page 10

The Brunswick Center at Leland 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00AM-11:30AM Eileen Scanlon, (516) 510-8925 Center: (910) 754-7701 Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle 2nd Thursday 6:00PM Peggy Haughey, (910) 754-8080 The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Every Tuesday 10:00AM-11:00AM Jennifer Sherman, (910) 754-6297 The Brunswick Center at Southport 4th Wednesday 10:00AM -11:30AM Beth Caragol (910) 471-1271 The Brunswick Center at Calabash 2nd Wednesday 2:00PM - 3:00PM Holley Norris, (910) 754-7427 x 1301

By Holly Tate


il painter V. Ryan “Bunny” Lauzon spent 35 years traveling the world as a military wife and mother of four, but her affection for southeastern North Carolina—especially Shallotte—is readily perceived in her paintings of people and places throughout Brunswick County. See some of Bunny Lauzon’s favorite works exhibited at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach through Dec. 28. Called “Timeless Moments,” the exhibit includes a collection of her nostalgic images of Brunswick County the way it was—the old Swing Bridge in Sunset Beach, Dyke’s Esso station in Shallotte, an old tobacco barn in Grissettown, an old fishing shack at Shallotte Point, and more.

A military posting first brought Lauzon here. When

The Brunswick Center at Calabash (Memory Loss) 1st Tuesday 2:00PM - 3:00PM Holley Norris, (910) 754-7427 x 1301

The Brunswick Center at Southport 2nd Tuesday 9:30AM David Palmer 860-377-9663 Mike Haase, 910-253-6025 North Brunswick Parkinson’s Support Group at Compass Pointe (Fitness Center) 2nd Monday 1PM John Ferry, 908-406-1410

Photos by Holly Tate

Bunny Lauzon’s painting of an old tobacco barn is part of her current exhibit at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Portrait of an Artist

Scenes of Shallotte she and her husband, Donald, returned to the U.S. from Korea in the late 1970s, their quarters at Ft. Bragg weren’t ready. Someone suggested they go to the beach for the weekend instead, and that’s where they fell in love with coastal Carolina. The Lauzons settled in Shallotte in 1978. Donald, who held the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, died in 2005. Lauzon is a native of Menominee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Kansas, and the Columbus School of Art in Columbus, Ga. She also studied for two years with the acclaimed portrait artist Jean Pilk in Washington, D.C. Along with teaching Lauzon the art of portrait painting, Pilk introduced her to art restoration. Today Lauzon offers original oil paintings, signed prints, giclée prints, fine art restoration services, and commissions. Her latest commission is an Impressionist-style painting. For more information, go to or call (910) 570-1016.

Top right: Oil painter Bunny Lauzon works in her studio. She uses a limited palette of four colors plus nine shades of gray to create colors for each painting. Right: “Back in the Day” is Bunny Lauzon’s depiction of a fish shack in Shallotte. The red flag above the roof indicates fresh fish for sale.

Read All About It

By Donna Ruth Morgan


Rather than being sympathetic, Jules’ naivete and reactions are unbelievable and annoying. Nutshell review: A spooky setting and cast of enigmatic characters tantalize but do not deliver.

One Good Deed by David Baldacci features an engaging World War II veteran released on parole. Protagonist Aloysius Archer wants to prove himself but becomes caught up dealing with a cast of shady characters. A tightly-woven plot layered with gradually-revealed truths, small town shenanigans, and clever twists and turns will satisfy the most discriminating reader. Nutshell review: Engaging postwar historical details and superb writing yield a must-read suspense novel.

Your child is kidnapped and the “ransom” is snatching someone else’s child. The chilling premise behind The Chain follows the path from a terrifying abduction to the elaborate plan and psychopathy behind it. Adrian McKinty’s thriller examines how just how far a person’s moral code will stretch and to what lengths will a family will go to save one of their own. Nutshell review: Readers decide if this is a money-grabbing scheme or an elaborate game of wits.

Billed as a psychological thriller, Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door is a book in search of a genre. While piloting toward ghost story, suspense, and social commentary, it crashes and burns. A clueless millennial heroine lands a lucrative apartmentsitting job, but the rules for employment would send any rational person fleeing.

Nora Roberts’ Under Currents (2019) came highly recommended, but my suspension of disbelief brought me no pleasure. Despite dozens of best sellers, this time the author undersells with overlong descriptions, telegraphed action, and shallow characters. Even

hese 2019 thrillers make perfect reading on chilly November nights. All books are available at Brunswick County libraries.

in fiction, how can every villain suffer consequences while every protagonist enjoys nothing but acclaim? Nutshell review: Domestic violence implausibly resolving with a universal “happily ever after” belittles its dark reality.

Friends of the Library Southport Oak Island will offer low-priced books at the Southport Wooden Boat Show Nov. 2 and during their monthly sale on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 at Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends of the Brunswick County branches in Shallotte, Ocean Isle, and Leland hold continuous in-the-library book sales for bargainhunting seniors.

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell

In the Garden

By Pat Naughton


here is a Thanksgiving bounty in the Edible Garden of the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens. This demonstration garden features colorful plants that taste just as great as they look. Many of the plants in the garden will be maturing in November. Experienced Master Gardener Volunteers Gail Pfeiffer, Craig Farland, and Gayle Capel are the leads for gardens. They have a team of Master Gardener Volunteers working to maintain the garden. Typically, volunteers work in the garden Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a good time to visit and ask questions.

The volunteers enjoy working in the garden and sharing their experience of the challenges of gardening in Brunswick County. The favorite vegetable for most of the team is tomato. One of the favorites is Sun Gold Tomato. Mike Tullai, known as “The Tomato Guy of Ohio,” has found the best way to grow tomatoes here in Brunswick County is in a pot. Mike favors the Garden Gem tomato developed by the University of Florida. These seeds are not yet available for sale. You can get 15 seeds by making a $10 donation: Just Google University or Florida Garden Gem. Brunswick County generally has mild winters, which allows

gardening all year long. The selection of plants in the Edible Garden changes throughout the growing season. There is more than just the usual kale and collards in this fall‟s crop. In addition to lettuce, carrots, beets, broccoli, rutabaga, endive, and spinach, there are two varieties of kale, Blue Knight and Scarlet. Gail Capel is the main propagator for the garden. “I really like fall gardening. It‟s a great time for mustard greens,” Gail said. Gail selected four mustard greens to try out: Japanese Red Giant, Ruby Streaks, Dragon Tongue, and Green Wave Fall. Each of these add color to garden and a bit of spice to a salad. There are several fall plants that are great for oriental cooking:

Tatsoi, Mizuna Summer, and Mizuna Beni Houshi. Tatsoi is beneficial in the garden as a trap plant. Insects go for the trap plant instead of the other plants nearby. In 2017, this garden won first place in the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award for the Southeast Region. It is amazing how many plants are grown in this small garden. Stop by the Edible Garden at 25 Referendum Drive and taste the beauty of fall gardening.

For more information about growing vegetables in Brunswick County, visit, where you can post a question via the „Ask an Expert‟ link.


Please call today for your appointment! (910) 754-2300

By Regina Kristen, PAP Volunteer and Marilou Smith, PAP Coordinator

Ash Senior Site / BSRI News 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







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

09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Excercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles 12:45 Relaxation Exercixes

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




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

09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Excercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles 12:45 Relaxation Exercixes

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




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

09:30 Puzzles 11:30 Excercises 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Crafts Puzzles 12:45 Relaxation Exercixes

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




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

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Mallory Balice, Wellness Program Manager, makes smoothies and teaches nutrition education at the Fall into Wellness Fair at the Brunswick Center at Southport recently.

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

November 2019 Monday

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

*Subject to change, email or call Sara at 910-363-0276 or* Tuesday



Saturday, November 2nd Polish Festival $5.00 transportation fee RSVP by 10/30/2019 4 10am Tai Chi Video Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga 7:15pm Karate for Kids

5 9:30-10:30am Clogging

11 Community Center Closed

18 10am Tai Chi Video Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:15pm Guest Speaker: BSRI Nutritional Talk 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga 7:15pm Karate for Kids 25 10am Tai Chi Video Class 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice 6:15pm All Levels Yoga 7:15pm Karate for Kids


1 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 11:30-12:30pm FREE BP Testing 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards 8 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Veterans Salute 12:30pm Ice Cream Birthday Social 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards 15 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

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

7 10am Mah Jong 10:30-1:30pm Leland House Bingo and Lunch 3pm Card Club 6pm All Levels Yoga

12 9:00-5:30pm Big “M” Casino Boat 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

13 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Guest Speaker: Hospice 101 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

14 10am Mah Jong 12pm Lunch Bunch: Falcones 3pm Card Club 6pm All Levels Yoga

19 9:30-10:30am Clogging 6:30 Line Dance Club

20 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice

21 10am Mah Jong 11am Brown Bag and a Movie 3pm Card Club 6pm All Levels Yoga

22 10am Qi Gong/Tai Chi 11am TOPS 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Dominoes, Dice and Cards

26 9:30-10:30am Clogging 4pm The Office Meet and Greet 6:30 Line Dance Club

27 10am Walking Class 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm Senior Lunch 12:30pm Rummikub 12:30 Cards & Dice



**No Line Dancing Today** Election Day

Community Center Closed

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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director






DAILY “Drop In” Activities: Reading, Coffee w/Friends (8A), Fitness Room, Table Games (2P-4P), Coloring, and more! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:00 Country 8:00 Tai Chi 8:45 Zumba GOLD 8:00 Country 8:00 Country Zumba $3 Zumba $3 Zumba $3 8:15 Barre 8:45 Zumba 9:15 ^Tai Yo 9:00 Hoop It Up! $3 9:00 TCF Chair 9:30 Beginner Barre $3 9:30 BINGO $0.50 10:30 20/20/20 Class $6 9:30 Knitting & 9:30 Chair Arthritis Beg. 10:30 20/20/20 Crocheting 10:00 Gentle Pilates Bring stability ball 10:30 Chair Arthritis Adv. 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Geri-Fit 10:30 Geri-Fit

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

12p Lunch ^Bridge Group Dulcimer Group ^Crafts w/ Mary Ballroom Dance ^Beginner Ballroom Dance

12p Lunch 12:45 1:00 1:00 1:00

Line Dancing Walk15 $5 BINGO $0.50 ^Beginner Dulcimer

12p Lunch 12:30 Yoga 12:30 ^Beginner Mah Jongg 1:00 Zumba GOLD $3

12p Lunch 12p Lunch 12:00 Painter’s Hour 12:45 ^Hand & Foot Card Game 12:30 Mah Jongg Grp Lessons 1:00 Chair Yoga





SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Stay informed about Schedule Changes, Center Closings, Volunteer Opportunities, and New Programs by signing up for our ReGroup Notifications. Ask how at our reception desk! 4

BSRI Nutrition Class 12:15



^Pine Needle Basket Weaving 9:00 ($22)

8 7 6 5 Holiday Cards with • Visit with Theapy Dog • TCB Chair Class 11:00 • Operation Shoe Box Kathy 12:30 ($1) Presentation 12:20 (Toning, Core, & Balance) Bella 1:30 • Blood Pressure • TV, Tech & Music • Memory Loss Support Checks 11:00 Streaming Help 12:45 Group 2:00 by CommWell Health • Heart Attack & Stroke • ^Chair Caning 12:45 Discussion 1:30 w/ RN Mary Beth Ribar 12 13 14 15 Saber Health • Caregiver Support • Senior Safety Driving • ^Pine Needle Basket Discussion 12:30 Group 2:00 12:30 Weaving 9:00 ($22) Happy Caregiver • Writer’s Bloc 1:00 • Positive Outcomes in Senior Health 12:30 Appreciation Month!




26 ^Tea Light Snowman Ornament Craft ($3) 10:30

^CBD Basics Class 11:00 w/Coastal Therapeutics


20 21 22 ^Center Day Trip • TCB Chair Class 11:00 • General Tech Help ^Holiday Tea Cups with Christmas on Ice & (Toning, Core, & Balance) 12:45 Kathy 12:30 ($1) Lunch at Mama Jean’s • ^Chair Caning 12:45 • Cinema at the Center • Diabetes Support Popcorn & Movie at 12:45 • Visit with Therapy Dog Group 1:00 Bella 1:30 27 28 CENTER CLOSED • Birthday Celebration! Cake sponsored by Community Home Care & Hospice, Kindred at Home • Fall Risk Assessments w/ Level up Physical Therapy 1:00


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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

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

Meet Dean Sutzer Tai Chi Instructor

Stop by the Center at Calabash on November 16th and join the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition for their Hunger and Homeless Banquet. Help raise awareness about the growing number of unsheltered individuals in Brunswick County and learn how you can get involved. Open to the public.

This month’s Memory Loss Support Group Topic: How to Manage Loved Ones with Dementia During the Holidays

My martial wellness arts career began some 50 years ago at the age of 12. Initial training was in Kodokan Judo and Shorin Karate. Over the years, through various associations, I have expanded my training experiences to include Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Jujutsu, Kempojutsu, Kobujutsu (Weapons), and Iaijutsu/Kenjutsu (Samurai Sword). I have had the privilege to train under some of the greats of the wellness and martial arts

Memory Pillow Project Facilitated by Mary Timothy communities. I truly enjoy passing on the fruits of Bring in a loved one’s shirt, a that learning, along with improvements of my friend’s loved one’s shirt, or own. Since the age of 15 I have instructed and it kindly come in to assist in has always been a truly gratifying experience. In making a pillow for someone 2001, I founded the Shingitai-Ryu Bujutsu. Since else. This would make such a moving to the Grand Strand, Wellness and Martial Arts Coaching has become a well- balanced sweet holiday gift for instructional platform for my skills. I currently someone! Mondays @ 1PM. instruct from Southport, NC to North Myrtle Sign up in advance in the front Beach, SC, including private lessons. lobby. FAMILIAR FACES

The Brunswick Center at Calabash Staff says THANK YOU to all of our Volunteers who help make things possible. You all are so incredibly appreciated! To the left are two familiar faces in Calabash. Jimmy Smith (left) and John Bodie (right) are always quick to fill in, step up, and show up when we need them. They are ALWAYS here! These two men are so incredibly special to not only staff, but participants, instructors, and other volunteers as well. A special thank you to you two!

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

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

Courtney Bledsoe, Director Holley Norris, Assistant Director

New Fitness Class: Tai Yo Tuesdays at 9:15

Tai Yo is a fusion between Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation & Qi Gong. This class incorporates balance & a coordinated movement flow focusing on breathing. You can be sure to work all muscle groups in a slow, therapeutic manner. *For ALL fitness levels. *Prior sign up is required, 15 participants maximum! *Yoga mats & a small ball may be used. Chairs may be used in place of yoga mats, should you be unable to do floor work.

Volunteer Drivers needed on Thanksgiving Day to deliver a turkey dinner to our Homebound Participants! Please email if you are available & willing to help out.

CBD Basics Class Join Tina from Coastal Therapeutics November 18th @ 11:00AM and learn more about CBD oil, where it comes from, how it is used, and decide whether or not it’s right for you!

What is the TCF Chair Class? Toning | Core | Balance Fusion $6

This class is designed to achieve muscular strength, increase cardiovascular capacity & MAINLY to enhance balance & body posture. Interval training of work & rest periods with cardio, weights, & balance cycles. *Be sure to bring a towel & water!

SAVE THE DATE! We will be holding a Blood Drive at the Brunswick Center at Calabash on Tuesday, December 31st from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Just ONE pint of blood saves THREE lives! Come out, show your support, and get a head start on giving back for the new year! Thank you, Bobby Rains, for mowing our grass here in Calabash!

If you came out for the Pet Adoption Event last month, we want to shout a sincere “THANK YOU” to you! You made a difference & THAT is what matters!

Healthy Bites

By Mallory Balice Wellness Program Manager


hanksgiving is not just about eating a great deal of delicious food. It is also a time to celebrate with friends and family as well as reflecting on being thankful. However, this holiday only comes once a year, so why not make it about eating anything and everything for the day? People usually gain at least a pound or two from Thanksgiving. Here are a couple of hacks to help keep your weight on track during the holidays. 1. Power Up with Breakfast Start your Thanksgiving morning with a high-fiber, high-protein snack to help keep you stay full. Protein helps you stay full with fewer calories and fiber can help maintain satiety. Great examples

of breakfast foods that contain high protein and fiber are: 

Greek yogurt with fruit


Egg white omelet with fresh veggies and herbs

2. Portion Control When making your Thanksgiving plate, keep in mind of the portion sizes. Fill you plate with small portions so you can actually enjoy each type of food you desire. 3. Stay Active If you decide to indulge on Thanksgiving, make sure you add in some type of exercise. Whether it’s cleaning around the house, dancing to your favorite song, or pacing back and forth to increase your steps, as long as you get you heart pumping you will burn some extra calories.

The Brunswick Center at Leland November 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY




Black = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); Green or $ = Fee Based Class; Red ^ = Requires Prior Sign Up 10:30 11:30

Chair Aerobics $-TRX

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

12p Lunch 1:00 4:30

Strength & Core $-TRX Morning Yoga Painting Balance Class Larks Choir Practice 12p Lunch

Mah Jongg $-Cardio Dance^

1:00 1:00 2:00

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

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

10:30 $-BINGO 10:30 Arthritis Exercise

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

12p Lunch

12p Lunch

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)^

12:30 Bid Whist 1:00 Oil Painting



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

November 2019 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY





Regular Monthly & Semimonthly Events:

**=Date Change This Month Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN Sewing Bee 9a 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30a: Bible Study 1st & 3rd Weds, 1p: Hand & Foot Cards Birthdays at Lunch 12p 1st Tuesday, 11:30a: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 1st Fridays, Lunch: Mo. Bday Celebration 7 8 Veterans Day 1st & 3rd Friday, 9a: Sewing Bee Meet & Greet w/ Breakfast 9a Sarah Poetry Lounge w/ 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly Outing 12p Louise 10:30a 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp** Closed 4th Thursday for Thanksgiving! Game Day 1-3p 2nd Friday, 10:30a: Poetry Lounge w/ Louise 2nd & 4th Friday, 1p: Game Day 14 15 Caregiver 3rd Weds, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Checks Support Grp 10a Sewing Bee 9a 3rd Thursdays, 12p: Meet with a Case Mgr Last Wednesdays, 9:30a: Coups for Troops 4th Monday, 10-11a: Hired Hands Music** 4th Fridays, 10-11a: Music with Willie 21 22 Music w/ Willie Special Events & Presentations: Meet w/Sandy 10-11a 11/6: Defensive Driving 10:30a Case Mgr, 12p 11/7: Meet w/ Sarah Volunteer Coord. 12p Game Day 1-3p 1




POLLING PLACE for Election - Expect Schedule Changes

Bible Sty 10:30a Defensive Driving 10:30a Nutri. Ed.11:30a Hand & Foot 1p 11 CLOSED Happy Veterans Day!




Acrylic Pouring Workshop 10:30a 25

Hired Hands Music 10-11a

13 Mo. Outing

Wellness Ed Grp 10:30a

Bible Sty 10:30a 26 Tech Tuesday 10:30a

Gospel Explosion 10:30am 20

BP Checks 10:30a

Hand & Foot 1p

27 28 & 29 Golden Horizons CLOSED 10:30a Coups for Troops 9:30a

11/8: Veterans Day Breakfast 9:00a 11/13: Gospel Explosion 10:30am 11/18: Acrylic Pouring 10:30a 11/19: Wellness Ed. Support Grp 10:30a 11/26: Tech Tuesday 10:30a 11/27: Golden Horizons Social Group 10:30a

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

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

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

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland?! Note Upcoming Schedule Changes: Mon, Tue, Wed, Nov 4-6: The Brunswick

Veterans Breakfast Fri, Nov. 8th 9am RSVP at the front desk or send us your name, branch, & service era to

Wellness Education Support Group Tuesday, 11/19/2019, 10:30am

Center at Leland will be a Polling Place for Election Day (11/5)-Expect Schedule Changes

Closings: Mon, Nov. 11: Veterans Day Thurs& Fri, Nov. 28, 29: Thanksgiving The Leland Larks Present:


Nov .Topic: Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 13th, 10:30am The Brunswick Center at Leland Friendship Hall Free Admission, Center Donations Always Welcome Join us for some old favorites and stay for the sing-a-long portion of the show!

TECH TUESDAY Smartphone tips & questions w/ Veronica & Jade

Tuesday, 11/26/19 10:30am

Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop Mon, Nov 18th 10:30am Free, but limited space! Reserve your spot at the front desk or email


NEW DATE! Sat. Dec. 14, 2019! Doors Open at 5p, Auction begins at 6p $5 per Bidding Paddle; Concessions available

Join us in December for holiday card and cookie swaps, Stockings for Seniors and a Holiday Arts & Craft Show! Learn more at the Front desk or join our activity email list! Email us your info at

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

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

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

Poetry Lounge with Louise!

Poetry Lounge w/ Louise is every 2nd Friday at 10:30a!

Are you an avid reader interested in poetry? Come out to Louise’s Poetry Lounge and let’s get creative together.

Meet Maria! “Whatever you do, do it with heart or don’t do it at all!” Maria Banchs was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on September 15th, 1929. When Maria was just fourteen years old, she and her family migrated to New York. For twenty years, Maria lived in New York and worked in a factory sewing toys. Maria then went on to work at the local hospital as a clerk for twenty-five years, becoming a nurse along the way. From New York, Maria set out on an adventure with her daughter to find the perfect house for her grandson, Ralph, who was serving in the US Navy. They went house-hunting in Ohio and Tennessee, before settling in Leland in 2012. Maria is now residing in the very house she picked out for Ralph who is now a veteran in medical school and loves it! “I love to keep busy and am always fixing stuff up around the house.” When asked what her favorite memory is, Maria said Ralph’s graduation from high school. “It was such a nice day and he was so very happy, waving his diploma around.” She is thriving at 91, taking numerous exercise classes here at The Brunswick Center at Leland and constantly keeping everyone dancing, smiling and laughing. We are so fortunate to have you, Maria!

Oak Island Senior Site 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.

Robert Hurlocker 11/2 Tamara Oliphant 11/7 Christine Cook 11/14 Bobbi Manshack 11/15 Phyllis Liller 11/15 Marie Leeke 11/18 Peyton Wrench 11/20 Rodney Nelson 11/24 Bill McDowell 11/25 Cathy Olson 11/29

Senior Activity Calendar November 2019 Monday


7 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 11

5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games 12 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

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 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

19 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games 26 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:15 Chair Tai Chi 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 1:30 Board Games

(Subject to Change)


6 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 13 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 11:15 Sit & Be Fit/Yoga 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO 14 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

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

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


The Brunswick Center at Shallotte Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





“ Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you“ 9:00 Zumba Gold 10:00 Yoga w/ Kathryn 10:00 Beginner Line Dancing 10:30 Line Dancing 10:30 Weekly Updates 10:30 Water Aerobics 11:00 Exercise Class w/Angela 11:45 Lunch 12:15 Bingo 1:30 Tai Chi w/Dean

8:30 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00

Gentle Yoga ($5) “On the Ball” w/Angela ($5) Caregivers Support Group Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics w/Angela Beginner Line Dancing Lunch Bible Study Tai Chi w/ Dean Scrabble Tai Chi Forms With Dean ($5)

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

Beginner Bridge Tabata w/Shelley Beginner Line Dancing Line Dancing Exercise Class — Gentle Stretch w/ Angela Garden Club Lunch Bridge Shopping Rummikub

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

Zumba Gold w/ Kathryn Beginner Yoga w/ Kathryn Geri Fit w/Angela Aerobics Lunch Art Class w/Joan Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite Mahjong Tai Chi w/Dean

9:00 9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:45 12:15 12:30 12:00

Pilates w/Angela Craft Class (2nd & 4th weeks) Pool/Billiards Beginner Computer Class Tabata w/Shelley BP Checks Lunch Bingo Craft Class (2nd & 4th weeks) Movie 1st and 4th of the month

Contributions Always Welcome

Monthly Activity Schedule for Shallotte MONDAY



11:00 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae


18 11:00 Basket Weaving with Zada Mae 25


Daylight Savings 1 Ends November 3 9:00 Color Mixing Class Turn Your Clocks 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Checks Back

Boost Available for Purchase During Center Hours 4


5 Election Day 6 Donut Day 12:00 Meet Icee 5:30 Diabetes Self Management

7 12:15 Nutrition Presentation 5:00 Yoga and Wine Fundraiser

8 9:30 Computer Class 10:00 Visually Impaired Support Group 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH

12 12:30 Cooking Class 6:00 Homeless Coalition

13 14 11:00 Moose Lodge 12:30 Introduction 12:30 Essential to Oils Class Windows 10


19 10:30 Hope 4 NC Information & FAQ


11:00 Sip „n Chat

22 9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH 12:00 Movie

26 National Cake Day





9:30 Computer Class 10:30 BP Check w/ LCFH



3620 EXPRESS DRIVE SHALLOTTE, N.C. 11/1 Movie “Yesterday” 11/4 Basket Weaving 11/5 Diabetes Self Management 11/7 Yoga & Wine Fundraiser 11/8 Health Research Study 11/8 Food Pantry 11/11Veterans Day Center Closed 11/12 Cooking with Tammie 11/12 Homeless Coalition 11/13 Luncheon-Moose Lodge 11/13 Essential Oils Class 11/15 CBD Prersentation 11/18 Basket Weaving 11/19 Hope 4 NC 11/22 Movie “The Upside” 11/22 Food Pantry 11/28-11/29 Center Closed Calendar Subject to Change

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x1001

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

Bridge Schedule Change

Starting in November, bridge will begin at 12:15pm. Beginner’s class time remains unchanged.

Cooking with Tammie Tue., 11/12, 12:30pm. Learn how to cook food that supports a healthier you and wakes up your taste buds as well as how certain foods may help prevent or mitigate some health concerns. Class is free. Let’s cook!

Synergy Wellness Essential Oils Class

Wed., Nov. 13th, 12:30pm. This month’s workshop: All About Thieves! Sign up required.

CBD Basics presentation on

Fri., Nov. 15th at 11am. Join speaker Rosey Greer Shoudy, CEO and Founder of The CBD Medicinal Store. Learn about the amazing properties of Cannabindiol, how to choose the right product, drug interactions, and more. Sign up required.

Monthly Joke

What do you call a turkey running? Fast food!

Yoga and Wine Fundraiser Line

Dancing and Yoga, Thur., Nov. 7th, 5pm-8pm. Tickets are $20. Available now at the front desk. All proceeds go to support our center programs.

Participant Study

Fri., Nov. 8th, 11am. Focus is on general health, strength and balance. In order to be a participant, you must be age 55 or older and living in the community (not a nursing home facility).


“Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends who turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, and likes that turned into love.” Author Unknown

Moose Lodge Fall Luncheon

Wed., Nov. 13th. Call the center for more information or to sign up.

Movie Days!

1st and 4th Fridays at 12pm. Nov. 1st “Yesterday” Nov. 22nd., “The Upside” Free admission, popcorn and candy. Soft drinks and water available for purchase.

Get Connected Receive up-to-date news about new center activities, schedule changes, etc., by phone, text, or email. Send your information to We never share or sell your email. Show Me the Money! BSRI Financial Statements and IRS Form 990 are online at

Center Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants at the Fall Festival

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte 3620 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 910-754-2300 x1001

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

November is Christmas Craft Month!

All supplies are included unless noted below and signup is required. Please call ASAP if you have to cancel—others may be waiting to attend. (Pictures may be representative of projects.)

11/8, 9am Paint „n‟ Take “Farm Barn” by Lynne French. $5 acrylic; $2 watercolor (bring your w/c supplies).

Center Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hope4NC is a crisis

counseling program that assists individuals and communities in recovering from the challenging effects of natural and human caused disasters. An information and staffed table will be available on Nov.19th at 10:30am and Dec.6th at 11am. Please stop by and learn about this valuable resource.

The Brunswick County

11/22, 9am-11am & 12:30pm-3pm

All Day! Assorted Christmas Crafts

Gatorettes won the gold medal in the “medium” category at the state level Silver Arts Senior Games.

Crafts are individually priced. Sign up for as many as you want. They make great holiday gifts or package adornments, too. Also, learn how to make bows. (Bring your own wired ribbon.) Call the center (or come in) for a list of featured crafts and prices.

11/8, 12:30pm Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Wreath $20

Zada Mae‟s

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

classes Mon., Nov. 4th, and Nov. 18th, 11am-2pm. Cost $22. Choice of basket or trivet. All supplies included. Sign up by Friday before class.

Color Mixing Class Fri., 11/1, 9am-12pm. Cost $10. Learn to mix your own colors. Supplies included. Sign up required.

L—R: Phyliss Litke, Liz Dock, Donna Davis, Laura Botto and Joyce Lawrimore.

Puzzles STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: FOOTBALL ACROSS 1. Tax evader's fear 6. "You betcha!" 9. Fill to satisfaction 13. Crocus, pl. 14. Reef dweller 15. Freeze off 16. Buzz Aldrin's first name 17. Wildebeest 18. Reduced, often paired with down 19. *____ back 21. *#1 NFL pick in 2019 23. Precedes whiz 24. Bald eagle's nest 25. Summer sandwich? 28. Past tense of reave 30. Bee's favorite drink 35. German currency 37. Shower with affection 39. Africa's horned herbivore 40. Battery fluid 41. Bad-tempered 43. All over again 44. Ticked off 46. Cut with a beam 47. Rip or pull 48. Pico de gallo and such 50. Abe's coin 52. Hog haven 53. Refuses to 55. Likewise 57. *Team gathering 60. *Common play on 3rd and long 64. Committee of judges 65. One of the five W's 67. Ranee's wrap 68. Sheep-like 69. Auction set 70. Romanov's edict 71. Type of message 72. Aye-aye 73. *Worn atop thigh pads

DOWN 1. Maple tree and laptop brand 2. Pakistani language 3. *First ____! 4. Cupcake topper 5. Smaller than tiny 6. Safecracker 7. Poetic "even" 8. On D'Artagnan's hat 9. Practice in the ring 10. Certain sensation 11. *NFL Primetime and NFL Draft host Wingo 12. *Type of zone 15. More spry 20. Must-haves 22. Funerary vase 24. What opposites do? 25. *Soldier Field's team 26. "____ di Lammermoor" 27. Do-re-do-re-do-re-do -re, e.g. 29. *Blindside block, e.g. 31. Burn to a crisp 32. Fork prongs 33. Beside, archaic 34. *"All my ____ friends are coming over tonight..." 36. Words from Wordsworth, pl. 38. Other than what is 42. Gossipmonger 45. Waste time 49. La precursor 51. *A game that could go either way 54. Very recently 56. Port city in Japan 57. Possess 58. Windows alternative 59. *Football Hall of Famer Richard 60. Cooking vessels 61. Turkmenistan's neighbor 62. Egg holder 63. #23 Across, pl. 64. Winner's take 66. Gardening tool



The Brunswick Center at Southport Weekly Activity Schedule– Lunch Served at 11:30 daily EVERY MONDAY





DAILY Drop In Activities: 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 Restorative Yoga $ Mah Jongg Total Body Conditioning Fit and Strong Jam Session

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

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

9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:45 12:15 12:30 12:30 12:30 2:00 2:15

Watercolor $ Geri-Fit Tai Chi Forms $ Shanghai Rummy Tai Chi $ You Can Do It Bible Study Silver Samurai $ Beginner Jewelry # Afternoon Movie Int./Advanced Jewelry # Fit and Strong

8:30 9:00 9:00

Yoga & Pilates Boxing $ Advanced German 9:45 Gerifit 10:00 Knit & Chain Gang 10:30 Bible Study 1:00 Cardio Dance and Core $ 1:00 Beginning Line Dance 2:00 Int./ Advanced Line Dance 2:00 HIIT $

8:30 9:00 9:30 9:45 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 $ Hand & Foot Canasta Tai Chi $ Beginner Pickleball Intermediate Pickleball Photography– 2nd and 4th Friday Hand Drumming Advanced Pickleball (ends at 3:30)

*** Calendar subject to change

Monthly Scheduletofor Southport Email Jackie Knott atActivity receive regular updates. MONDAY












Acrylic Pouring 10:00am $ 11 CLOSED


Stroke Support Group 1:00pm



Parkinson’s Support Group 10:15am



Veterans’ Celebration 12:30pm


Photography 1:00pm

The Brunswick Center at Southport 21


Photography 1:00pm

Acrylic Pouring– 5th Veterans Day– 11th



Caregivers Support Group 10:00am



Veterans Celebration– 13th Crafters Bazaar– 23rd

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

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

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

Hot Dog Lunch $5

At the Brunswick Center at Southport, we are proud to host these amazing support groups:

Fairy Hair

Lucky Number Auction

Caregiver Support Group– Held on the 4th

Wednesday of each month at 10:00am in the library Parkinson’s Support Group– Held on the 2nd Tuesday at 10:15 in the stage ballroom Stroke Support Group– Held on the third Monday at 1:00pm in the library We are considering starting a grief support group. Please reach out to either Jackie Knott (,) or Melissa Catlett ( if you would be interested in attending.

Honoring Our Veterans Join us on Wednesday, November 13th in the stage ballroom as we honor our veterans by showing a documentary about the Battle of the Bulge, lent to us by World War II veteran Clayton “Chris” Christensen. We will have a brief program with ice cream and then show the documentary. This will be in place of our regular Wednesday movie. Thank you so much, Chris! Please sign up to attend this event in the book at the front desk. Thank you!

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

Acrylic Pouring! Where: The Brunswick Center at Southport Craft Room When: Tuesday, November 5th Time: 10:00am Location: Craft Room There is a $10 materials fee for this class. Prior signup at the front desk is required, as space is limited.

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

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

Rita’s Awesome Peeps! Many thanks to Rita’s students. This wonderful group of people joined together to raise $5950 to help purchase E-Sight glasses. E-Sight is advanced assistive eyewear technology that enables people with central vision loss to see and live independently.

Thank you to all who made our first annual Fall Into Wellness Fair a huge success! We had 17 amazing vendors, and participants received blood pressure checks, A1C checks, hearing tests, flu and pneumonia shots.

Lucky Winners! Congratulations to Gee Gee Moore, winner of the lovely wreath (left) donated by The Christmas House, and Sylvia Ludlum (pictured right) for winning the fishing themed basket donated by Cathi Ulrich. Many thanks to all!

Meet Brinkley, future therapy dog, belonging to Marcy and Chris Merkle. He stopped by to practice his therapy on us at the center. He is a natural!

The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

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 Casey Freed, Assistant Director

November 2019 - Weekly Activity Schedule EVERY MONDAY





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

Chair Yoga


Coffee w/ Friends 8:30

Coffee w/ Friends 8:00

Chair Yoga


Coffee w/ Friends


Beginners Yoga




Coffee w/ Friends 9:30








Tai –Chi

10:00 Paper Crafting

10:30 Water Color Painting 11:00 Zumba Gold

10:00 Crochet Class


Coffee w/ Friends Rummikub

11:00 Tai-Chi

10:00 Wool Rug Hooking 10:00 Knitting Group 11:00 Pilates

12:00PM Lunch 12:15



Line Dancing Intermediate Beginner Line Dancing


12:00PM Lunch 3:15


12:00PM Lunch 12:45 Seated Tabata

12:00PM Lunch 1:00


Crafts, Crafts, Crafts

12:00PM Lunch 1:00

Silver Samurai


Latch Rug Hooking


Monthly Activity Schedule MONDAY







Show & Tell 12:30P

Center Closed


Garden Club 1P



Holiday Quilling 10-Noon Garden Club 1P


Nutrition Class 12P


Diabetes Prevention 11A

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P 14 13

Veteran’s Day 18


26 Holiday Quilling** 10-Noon

Diabetes Prevention 11A Simple Technology Movie 1P 1P Caregiver Support Group—Resiliency Discussion 2P 20 21 Hired Hands Diabetes Band 11A Prevention 11A Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5-7P 27

Day Trip Tobacco Museum 9A

28 Center Closed


Veteran’s Breakfast 8:30A




Center Closed

The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

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.


The Supply Center welcomed Fall with celebrations throughout month of September for National Senior Center Month and a special birthday surprise for Nutrition Program Coordinator, Gloria Pieczarka.

Thank You!

Supply Volunteer Fire Department

for your participation in The Brunswick Center at Supply’s Fire Safety Day. Thank you for all you do to keep our seniors and community safe.

So was your antique trash or a treasure?

Thank you, Walgreens For Getting Us Ready for Flu Season!

The Brunswick Center at Supply would like to send out a special thank you to Carillon Assisted Living for hosting a successful fundraiser benefiting our center.

The Brunswick Center at Supply 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 910-754-7604

Melissa Starr, Director Casey Freed, Assistant Director

Veteran’s Day Breakfast

Amedysis Hospice & the Supply Center will be hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast to Honor Those Who Proudly Served in the Armed Forces Friday, November 8th 8:30A

Reservations are Required for veterans and their guests. RSVP by November 1st.

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.

November is National Family Caregivers Month “Surviving & Thriving Through The Caregiver Journey”

Join us at The Brunswick Center at Supply for a Caregiver Resiliency Discussion Thursday, November 14 @ 2P

Come Join The Fun! with Instructor Pam Duncan

Line Dancing is really taking off this Fall Season. Stop by The Brunswick Center at Supply Mondays at 12:30p to join in.

Beginners Class @ 1:30

Supply Day Trip

Holiday Quilling

Wednesday, November 27th Departing the Supply Center at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $5.00 Call the Supply Center to register. Limited seating available.

Paper Crafting w/June Shashura November 19th & 26th 10:00 a.m. to Noon $20.00 fee for materials

The South Carolina Tobacco Museum

Town Creek Senior Site Town Creek Senior Site


Mike Blandino, Manager Town Creek Community Building 6420 Ocean Hwy., Winnabow, NC Operating Hours: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 9:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays Lunch Served at noon

Activity Calendar November 2019 Subject to change


Thursday 7 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

12 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch 12:15 Meet with Sandy

14 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

19 10am Rummikub 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

21 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch

26 10am Coffee & Games 11:15 Yoga 12:00 Lunch


Happy Thanksgiving

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. ~Henry David Thoreau

What’s for Lunch? Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.


Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors *Menus subject to change*






1 Golden baked chicken breast Red skinned mashed potatoes Green salad w/ dressing Diced peaches Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

4 Pineapple glazed ham Black eye peas Mixed greens Cornbread Banana Milk 2% Margarine

5 Pot roast Broccoli au gratin Mashed potatoes Applesauce Wheat roll Margarine Milk 2%

6 Herb & parmesan cheese crumbed bake fish Mac & cheese Steamed mixed veggies Diced pears Wheat roll Milk 2% Margarine

7 Cheeseburger Lettuce/tomato Baked beans Potato wedges Mustard/mayo Ketchup Hamburger bun Fruit cocktailo Milk 2%

8 White chicken chili Steamed rice Carrots Crackers Banana Milk 2%

11 Smothered pork chip w/ mushrooms and onions Roasted brussel sprouts Garden salad w/ dressing Applesauce Roll Margarine Milk 2%

12 Beef hotdog Coleslaw Potato salad Hot dog bun Fresh orange Mustard/relish Milk 2%

13 Swiss chicken bake Parslied red potatoes Normandy veg blend Garden salad w/ dressing Apple crisp Wheat roll Milk 2% margarine

14 Chicken tenders Mac and cheese Squash melody Apple Wheat roll Milk 2%

15 Meatballs w/ marinara sauce Whole wheat penne pasta Green salad w/ dressing Buttered peas Mandarin oranges Breadstick Milk 2%

18 Stuffed chicken cordon bleu Brown rice Mixed steamed veggies Chilled pears Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

19 American chop suey Garlic green beans Sliced carrots Wheat roll Pineapple tidbits Milk % margarine

20 Turkey divine w/ broccoli Penne pasta Garden salad w/ dressing Tropical fruit Roll Milk 2% margarine

21 Smoked sausage Boiled buttered potatoes Steamed cabbage Fresh apple Hotdog bun Mustard Milk 2%

22 Santa fe chicken Black beans Spanish rice Diced pears Roll Milk 2%

25 Country style steak Succotash Potato’s au grain Chilled pears Soft roll Margarine Milk 2%

26 Sliced pork w/ gravy Stuffing Mashed potatoes Peas and carrots Pumpkin pie Milk 2% margarine

27 Chicken breast w/ Dijon sauce Confetti brown rice Mixed veggies Mandarin orange Roll Milk 2% margarine




Pack your bags, we are going places! We are launching these trips early to give our travelers plenty of time to book in advance and take advantage of early booking discounts with Collette Tours. You can pick up a flyer for any of these trips at any of your local senior centers. Or email spowell@bsrinc to find out more information. Here are a couple of things to consider when booking yourself for upcoming travel opportunities. When you book a trip through BSRI a portion of your fees go toward BSRI’s valuable, community programs, like Meals On Wheels. Traveling through BSRI includes, free parking, hometown pickup, all inclusive planned trips, and a caring staff to help direct you toward your next destination.

New Tour Company partnership update: Our Mountains of Music, Nashville Tour, which was our first offering from a new tour group called Excursions Unlimited, filled up very quickly! Trips with Excursions Unlimited will be offered throughout the year to provide opportunities for more local, motor coach, group travel. We are exited to be trying out a new company: so far, so good. Stay tuned to hear more trips planned by Excursions Unlimited! Also, please send any suggestions for trips you would like to see featured to

Departing May 19 28, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $4,049 Single $4,549 Triple $4,019 Collette Tours Call:800-851-8942 Booking# 969954

Sunny Portugal Departing July 17 23, 2020 Rates: Per person Double $2,599 Single $3,199 Triple $2,569 Collette Tours

Discover South Dakota Departing Sept. 23 - October 1, 2020 Rates: Per person Double$3,399 Single $3,849 Triple $3,369 Collette Tours Call: 800-851-8942 Booking#969927

Call:800-851-8942 Booking#969968

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