The Coastal Buzz November 2021

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NOVEMBER 2021

The Coastal Buzz The Monthly Magazine of Coastal Carolina Active Living

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Plus: Books | Garden | Food | Puzzles | Volunteers | inside our centers

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Shop BSRI Thrift Stores! Senior day every TueSday!

20% off entire purchase, excluding mattresses Ocean Isle 6560 Beach Dr. 910-579-8346

Southport 4170 Long Beach Rd. 910-457-1772

Leland 414 Village Rd. 910-338-3648

We remain under a mask mandate Masks are required to be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status, unless one is actively eating or drinking. This includes during fitness classes, as well as use of the fitness room. If you do not have a mask upon your arrival at the center, one will be provided for you. Please know and understand that this is not optional. If you are not willing to wear a mask as stated above, you will politely be asked to vacate the building. Brunswick County established this Interim Policy on Face Coverings beginning Aug. 30. This policy remains in effect until the county changes their policy. Please help ensure the safety of yourself and others. This protocol, initiated by the county, will now be mandated at all senior centers managed by Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI).

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SHOP our BSRI thrift stores for the best selection! Two locations: 10001 Beach Dr. Calabash 5302 Main Street Shallotte

SHOP ONLINE: www.bsrincthrift.org DONATE your extra items to help senior programs and services in Brunswick County! For free pickup, call (910) 712-6458 VOLUNTEER at our thrift stores— it’s fun! Apply online at www.bsrinc.org/volunteers.html

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CONTENTS Letter from Shallotte ................................. 5 News ..................................................... 6-9, 34 Salute to Veterans .................................... 10 Wellness Corner ........................................ 14 Read All About It ....................................... 15 Homeless Luncheon ................................ 16 In the Garden ............................................. 17

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SHIIP: Medicare Enrollment .................. 22

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Puzzles ......................................................... 30 What’s for Lunch? ..................................... 38

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SENIOR SITE CALENDARS Boiling Spring Lakes ................................ 18 Calabash ....................................................... 19 Leland ........................................................... 23 Oak Island ..................................................... 26 Shallotte ....................................................... 27 Southport .................................................... 31 Supply ............................................. 35-37, 39

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Brunswick senior resources, Inc. 3620 Express Dr., P.O. Box 2470, Shallotte, NC 28459

BSRI A S · Jim Fish, President & CEO · Yvette Gosline, Chief Operating Officer · Jennifer Sherman, Vice President of Human Services · Melody Stephens, Director of Operations · Courtney Bledsoe, Director of Corporate Strategy · Debra Marlowe, Organizational Development Coordinator · Sarah Powell, Director of Volunteer Services · Mallory Balice, Wellness Program Manager · Anita Langin, Accounting Technician · Eddie Jackson, IT and Compliance Technology · Derissa Gore, Case Management Support Specialist · Mike McGurn, Manager of Thrift Store Operations

www.bsrinc.org (910) 754-2300 (910) 754-9269 | Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. · Chauvet “Mel” Jackson, Operations Technician · Justin Benoy, Project Technician BSRI C

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· Victoria Hine, Ash and Shallotte · Mary Green, Boiling Spring Lakes · Holley Norris, Calabash · Amy Segen, Calabash · René Tarquinio, Calabash · Ellen Kleinerman, Calabash · Carol Schotter, Calabash · Heather Puglisi, Calabash · Veronica Lett-McGee, Leland · Brttany Steinkamp, Leland · Marilou Smith, Leland · Shelley Cooper, Leland · Sandy Porcaro, Leland · Caroline McLeod, Leland

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i · Janyce Jones, Leland · Pat Green, Leland · Jillian Hardin, Shallotte · Tonya Barnes, Shallotte · Laura Collins, Shallotte

· Brenda Ambrose, Shallotte · Teresa Muchler-Nogli, Shallotte · Braden Greene, Floater · Beverly Bridgers, Southport · Melissa Catlett, Southport · Jackie Knott, Southport · Vaughn Hatley, Southport · Casey Freed, Southport · Marilyn Stevens, Southport · Melissa Starr, Supply · Gloria Pieczarka, Supply · Tikila Morgan, Supply · Sherry Confer, Supply

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


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Contributors

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 re red ortho trauma nurse, Betsy works at Hope Harbor Home and is on the board of Brunswick County Homeless Coali on, is secretary for Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Associa on, and is a member of Sea Notes Choral Society. On page 16, Betsy invites you to a lunch to benefit homeless people. Patricia O’Connor-Ford was raised as an “Army Brat,” traveling all over the U.S. and Europe as her family followed her career-officer dad. A-er gradua ng from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, she a0ended the University of Connec cut. She spent 42 years as a teacher and administrator in Connec cut, New York, and South Carolina. Recently, Dr. Ford moved to Ocean Isle Beach with her two Irish terriers to be closer to family. Pa0y’s upbringing helps inform her story about local veterans, page 10. Pat Naughton and his family moved from Richmond, Va. to Winding River Planta on in Brunswick County in 2017 a-er Pat re red as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He has been an avid gardener for 35 years and is a Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. On page 17, Pat shows us how to propagate new plants from cu?ng. 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 enjoyment with her four children and three grandchildren. Donna’s choices of new books for your winter reading list are on page 15. Francesca Gazelle is a senior public health student at UNCW. She is from Annapolis, Maryland. She is interning with Wellness Program Manager Mallory Balice un l December, when she will graduate and begin work in health educa on. “I am interested in learning about the senior community here, and nutri on is one of my personal passions. I look forward to learning and working together with you all,” Francesca says. She enjoys exercise, going to the beach, and baking. Read Francesca’s stories about wellness on page 13.

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BSRI STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Jackie Knott Assistant Director, The Brunswick Center at Southport Jackie says, “What a wonderful surprise to be nominated for this honor! Please share these photos of my BSRI Southport family. They have stood by my side and supported my thoughts and ideas for the past five years. I share this honor with them, because they make our Southport Center world go around. I look forward to each day and all the wonderful and productive years ahead. I just love our Southport Seniors! I am indeed blessed.”


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ABOUT THE COVER

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An Exercise in Gratitude

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hanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a time to gather with friends and family and share a wonderful meal together, giving thanks for what we have.

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Bob Crane grew up as a Navy brat and thought he’d try the sailor’s life himself. Doesn’t he look handsome in his uniform? Read stories about Bob and other local veterans on pages 10 to 13 of this issue.

BRUNSWICK SENIOR BUZZ EDITOR Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org (910) 622-1036 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Betsy Duarte, Francesca Gazelle, Holley Norris, Mike McGurn, Donna Ruth Morgan, Tikila Morgan, Pat Naughton, Teresa Nelson, Patricia O’Connor-Ford, Marilou Smith, René Tarquinio CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Casey Freed, Jillian Hardin, Veronica Lett-McGee, Mike McGurn, Pat Naughton, Teresa Nelson, Holley Norris, Amy Segen ADVERTISING SALES (910) 754-2300 Anita Langin alangin@bsrinc.org Shelagh Clancy buzz@bsrinc.org © 2020 Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. All rights reserved

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Every year during the month of November I do a 30-day challenge and journal about what I am thankful for. I thought I would share this challenge with all of you. It’s a wonderful way to look at things that we would not normally think about that we are truly thankful for. I challenge you to write down your thoughts in a journal, and in December, perhaps some of you might share some of your answers during lunch at your centers. I encourage you to do the challenge every day and see how it makes you feel at the end. Do only one day at time, being in the present for that day. At the end of the challenge, you will have a journal to read through and see how thankful you are for the small things we have been given. Teresa Nelson, Director The Brunswick Center at Shallotte

Teresa Nelson, Director The Brunswick Center at Shallo e

5. What is a hard lesson you are grateful to have learned? 6. What is something enjoyable you get to experience every day that you are grateful for? 7. What’s an aspect of how you were parented for which you feel grateful? 8. What skill do you have that you are most grateful for? 9. What are you most grateful for in your country?

30 Days of Gratitude

10. What food are you most grateful for?

1. What are you most grateful for today?

11. What vacation are you most grateful for?

2. Who are you most grateful for?

12. What family gathering are you most grateful for?

3. What have others done in your life that you are grateful for? 4. What is a stressor you are grateful to have put behind you this year?

13. What opportunity have you had that you are most grateful for? GRATITUDE, con#nued on page 6


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14. What place have you traveled to that you are most grateful for?

19. What is something you saw today that you are grateful for?

25. What Thanksgiving memory are you most grateful for?

15. What season of the year are you most grateful for?

20. What small kitchen gadget are you most grateful for?

26. What teacher are you most grateful for?

16. What book are you most grateful for?

21. What knowledge are you grateful for?

27. What challenge are you grateful for?

17. What item in your home are you most grateful for?

22. What traditions are you grateful for?

28. What movie are you grateful for having seen?

18. What life experience (good or bad) have you had that you are grateful for?

23. What small gift were you grateful to have received?

29. What disappointment are you now grateful for?

24. What service are you grateful for?

30. What are you grateful to have learned last year?

Put a Little Something in Their Stocking

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ach Christmas season, BSRI brings a little holiday sparkle to our homebound seniors with the Stockings for Seniors program. We ask homebound seniors what gift they would like and hang gift tags with the choices on a tree.

up the gifts and distribute with our Meals on Wheels drivers. The service club more than covers everyone

Some of our centers have a sponsor for this program, and some need help from individuals like you. At the Brunswick Center at Leland, staff will hang the gift tags Nov. 4, have them collected by the 18th, and wrapped gifts are due back Dec. 10. In Shallotte, staff are taking donations and getting gift tags ready now. “We ask that people return gifts to the center by Nov. 19,” says Shallotte director Teresa Nelson. “We can always use help with this!”

These Santas from the Repented Motorcycle Ministry bring joy to seniors at the Brunswick Center at Shallo e in 2020.

New Life Church is sponsoring the program in Calabash, and in Supply, Winding River 12 Months of Sharing created a fundraiser and made a donation. In Southport, St. James Service Club, “Cindy's Angels,” sponsors our seniors each year.

who has a list, and they buy a Food Lion gift card for each person. They're amazing!”

“We take the names and wish lists and send them to our representative,” Southport Director Melissa Catlett says. “The first week in December we'll pick

For some seniors, this will be the only gift they receive this season. BSRI is grateful to our sponsors and donors who brighten the season for so many.


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Barnes Promoted at the Shallotte Center

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onya Barnes was recently named assistant center director at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte. She was formerly nutrition coordinator at Shallotte. Barnes has experience in home health care for the elderly and as a habilitation technician caring for disabled adults and children. She has an associates degree in Medical Assistance with Applied Science. “I absolutely love working and being around our senior population,” Barnes says. “I plan on bringing joy and happiness to the seniors of Brunswick County. I want to be a positive face and do crafts and activities to keep our seniors thinking and feeling young and active. I’m thankful for this opportunity to serve our seniors of Brunswick County!” Barnes was born in northern California but has lived the longest in Fayetteville, where she raised her family. She has lived here in Brunswick County since 2015. “I have a beautiful family, a husband of 28 years! We have a son and daughter,” she says. And she loves coastal living. “I love sitting and walking on the beach and spending time with my family and my fur babies.”

Candlelight Reflections Ceremony Celebrates Caregivers

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ovember is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month and National Family Caregiver month. Brunswick Senior Resources hosts an annual Candlelight Reflections Ceremony as a collaborative effort to heighten public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Please join us at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Road, to remember those we have lost and honor those currently living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, and their dedicated caregivers.

This event is open to the public. A face mask is required. RSVP to 910-754-8450.

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BSRI news

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The Importance of Comparing Drug Prices By Marilou Smith, BSRI Patient Assistance Program Coordinator

Request a 90-day supply For routine medications, you may want to consider 90-day refills. They can help reduce price and add convenience. SHIIP can assist you with this information.

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efore purchasing your dream vehicle, you compare prices to see which dealership has the best price. The same thing should apply to your medications. You do not want to be stuck with a high car payment; the same goes for your medication needs.

Use a pharmacy savings card Prescription discount cards, like GoodRx, Walmart $4-dollar list, and ACRX card, can help you reduce prices up to 80 percent. These are free and easy to use.

Apply for prescription assistance Prescription Assistance Programs (PAPs) support people who require medication but are unable to afford it. There are over 300 manufacturer’s programs that can assist.

It’s OK to ask for generics Generic and brand-name drugs have the same active ingredients. That means they will have the same efficacy for treating your condition. The only difference is the cost to you.

Try a different medication Most physicians are aware that some medications are more expensive than others. It is important to ask for a similar medication that will cost you a little less. Your health care provider will be able to advise you in this.

Think about changing your insurance plan Whether you are covered by insurance through your employer or with Medicare Part D, your plan dictates your deductible, what drugs are covered, and your copay at the pharmacy counter. Do you have a critical diagnosis and your medications are sky high? SHIIP can help you lower the cost by applying for a low-income subsidy. If your income is higher than the low-income subsidy, then the Patient Assistance Program will be more than happy to help. For more information, contact Marilou Smith at (910) 754-6559 or msmith@bsrinc.org.

Veterans Meetups in Our Centers

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everal senior centers in Brunswick County will host Veterans Meetups this month.

Meetup Friday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. to honor veterans at the center. Please call or sign up at the front desk.

On Nov. 10, the Supply Center will have a Veterans Day Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. to honor our veterans. Reservations are required, please call ahead.

On Nov. 9, the Brunswick Center at Calabash will host a Veterans Meetup at 9:30 a.m. Word has it there will be coffee and muffins that day.

The Brunswick Center at Leland will host a Veteran

Thank you for your service!


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Kick Off Holiday Shopping at BSRI Thrift Stores By Mike McGurn Thrift Store Operations Manager

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oliday décor galore! We’ve got it at BSRI Thrift Stores in Calabash and Shallotte in November. We are rolling out our huge inventory of awesome holiday items for you to help you put your own special touches on your holiday celebrations. We have all kinds of great décor items as well as table linens and dishware to help you celebrate in style. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, you'll be sure to find something special.

Check the Savings Our low prices will help you save too! Remember you can save even more if you sign up for our email newsletter which comes out once a month and has a 20% off coupon that you can use at each store. We also have special 10% off promotions on Senior Wednesdays

Photos by Mike McGurn BSRI Thrist Stores in Calabash and Shallo e are chock-full of holiday gi s and decora ons. Don’t miss extra savings— check www.bsrithri .org for full details.

and Thrift Trivia Thursdays (see www.bsrincthrift.org or visit our stores for details). On Veteran's Day, Nov. 11,

veterans get 20% off all regularly priced merchandise along with our thanks for their service to our great country. To maximize your Holiday savings be sure to check the News page on our website, www.bsrincthrift.org, for Flash Sales and Special Holiday Sales like our Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sales, which promise to be bigger than ever this year! You can even shop and save right on our website on our Shop page where you will find our monthly Online Store Coupon that will help you save 15% to 20% every month. Happy Thanksgiving, and hope to see you at our stores soon. Thanks for supporting Brunswick Senior Resources and our Brunswick County seniors.

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Veterans spotlight

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HA Salute to Veterans on Their Day By Patricia O’Connor-Ford

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eterans Day began in 1919, established by President Woodrow Wilson as Armistice Day. World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It’s common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

Veterans groups from all over our country organize ceremonies to honor and remember the service, patriotism, and love of county for those who served. This November, we celebrate all the people who have served in both wartime and peacetime in the United States Armed Services. We thank and honor our soldiers for their

willingness to serve. Many retired military people live in Brunswick County. Several of our BSRI participants gave us a glimpse into what their military experience was like. Although their experiences were varied, they all said the service gave them direction and focus which carried with them into civilian life. Here are their stories.

H Serving in the Pacific Rim and South Korea mined, the base with enclosed with barbed wire, guards were stationed all around the base, and helicopters flew overhead. It was a training base for the South Korean Army where live ammunition was used all day long. While returning to base with some of his pilot buddies one night, they were jumped and stabbed by three North Koreans. The doctor said he was lucky because he had a clean cut to his shoulder.

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ike Profancik was 20 when he enlisted in the Air Force.

“It was a positive, dramatic change in my life that gave me direction when I really needed it,” Mike says. He had uncles in the military and a stepfather who served in the Coast Guard, but he chose the Air Force because he liked working around planes and hoped to learn to fly. Unfortunately, he was unable to pass a test for colorblindness. Still, he spent many hours in the air with the pilots. Mike served from 1981 until 1985. He was a traffic agent at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio, Texas; Sheppard Air Base, Texas; and SAC Fairchild, in Spokane, Washington. His remote tour of duty found him at Gunsan Air Base in the North Jilin Province, South Korea, as loadmaster in the Pacific Rim. He needed his NCO third stripe to achieve this assignment. He was sent to loadmaster school in Kadena, Japan.

One of his most memorable moments was getting to fly in a F16. To be a loadmaster, Mike went to survival school, jump school, winter survival school in Washington state, water survival school in the Gulf, and desert survival in California. He flew up and down the SE Asia corridor for a year and a half, including Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Hawaii, and Anchorage, Alaska. Gunsan Air Base was a strike zone base where pilots were trained to fly F-16s. The beaches were

“I had to pass a medical exam and be able to pull 10Gs. It was an awesome experience,” he says. After Mike’s discharge, he continued working as a load planner for nine years. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the University of Maryland. He then became a mortgage lender for the next 25 years. He is a member of the VFW Post 906 Holden Beach in Supply and a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 11 in Wilmington.


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H Anchors Aweigh to Lebanon for Crane Bob Crane, Supply

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rowing up as a Navy brat, Bob saw firsthand what life in the Navy was like. Bob’s father retired as a Navy Chief Petty Officer. By age 21, Bob knew it was time to put some direction in his life, so he enlisted in the Navy. His fellow crew referred to him affectionately as “Grandpa” because he was three years older than most of them. He served on active duty from 1981 to 1985. Then he continued his service in the Navy Reserve from 1987 to 1995. To survive boot camp in Orlando, Fla., Bob says he prayed a lot. He didn’t see combat on his three tours in Beirut, Lebanon. But they had to steam all night with a darkened ship as there were threats of suicide bombers all around the battleship USS New Jersey. He was a trained avionic technician. He was a third class boson mate, jack of all trades around the ship. He kept in contact with his family through letters. Letters from home (Maryland) reached Beirut in four days. He was able to make a call from ship at 3 a.m. to his wife on her birthday. Bob liked to read when off-duty and work out. TV was old reruns. Sports came two to three weeks after the event. Join the Navy—See the World, they used to say, and Bob got the travel bug. One memorable visit was to Rome where he saw the Roman Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, and Michelangelo’s Pieta. In 1983, Bob was given tickets to attend midnight mass at the Vatican with the Pope.

Bob Crane served in the U.S. Navy beginning in the 1980s. His photo from the Navy days is on this month’s cover of the Buzz.

While waiting to enter the Vatican, Bob observed hundreds of nuns acting like schoolgirls getting ready to attend a rock concert. After leaving the service, Bob returned to work and more IT training. He worked for AT&T on all types of electronics. In 1997, Lucent Technology branched off from AT&T, and he worked there until

2003. Then Bob and his wife returned to Maryland to run the family liquor store for the next 15 years. He was able to personally design and install a security system in the family business. Bob says the military gave him the discipline, structure, and routine to persevere and succeed in life.

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H A Woman’s Tour of Duty in Vietnam Days Maycille Wolf Raab: Little River, South Carolina

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oth Maycille’s parents served in the Army during World War II. Mom was a mail sorter in the Women’s Army Corp, and Dad drove trucks and tanks and earned a Purple Heart. Maycille and her brother joined the Army during the Vietnam War. Maycille enlisted and served from 1968 to 1971, three years of active duty and one year on reserve duty. She worked as a data processing equipment operator, was an administrative assistant, and was picked for a tour of duty on the Model WAC Exhibit Team. She earned a good conduct medal. As a 20-year-old, basic training was the shock of her life. She got into good shape and learned how to salute, how to speak “soldiers’ language,” and she adapted to Army customs. “You form a strong bond with your fellow WACs of pride, dignity

Maycille Wolf Raab joined the Army in 1968 and formed a strong bond with her fellow WACs. Like many other vets, she comes from a family with a military background. At le$ is a photo from her days in the service.

and spirit that you share with your fellow WACs for life,” Maycille says. Growing up, she was good at cooking, but cleaning was not her strength. Her first day on basic training found her cleaning the latrine with a toothbrush for two hours! She quickly learned cleaning would be on her duty assignment.

She was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama; Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Fort Monroe, Virginia; Cameron Station, Alexandria, Virginia; and Fort Meade, Maryland. She liked exploring the areas with fellow WACs when off-duty. She traveled all over the United State, Europe,


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and Great Britain. Maycille also took college courses while in the service. At a conference in Washington, DC, she met General Westmoreland’s wife and had her picture taken with Mrs. Westmoreland. She was named WAC of the Week and the photo was published in the Army Times.

Veterans spotlight After the Army, Maycille worked and attended college, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. For four years, she worked for the State of Maryland, and then spent the next 30 years with the Postal Service. Serving in the military taught Maycille determination and a strong will to succeed which stayed with

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her through her civilian career. She learned that decisions you make will affect your life forever. She is a life member of the American Legion, WAC R US 1942-1978, Women’s Army Corps, and Charter Member of the Military Women’s Memorial. She and her mother, Grace V. Wolf, have name plaques at the WAC Museum Women’s Memorial at Fort Lee, Virginia.

H Life Lessons in Adversity and Gratitude holes and strung two ponchos together to get out of the weather,” Vaughn says. He was exposed to Agent Orange and developed PTSD. The Viet Cong were all around them. “Most of the time we didn’t see them coming, but they seemed to know where we were.” He took on some shrapnel and was sent to a MASH unit to recover. His wounds were slow to heal. He got a 30 drop in service and was allowed to return home. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

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aughn was drafted into the Army and served from 1965 to 1967. He was one year out of high school when he was sent to basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. There he shared a six-man tent with no beds and no heat in January and February. He came down with pneumonia. He was given boots that were too big and developed terrible blisters on the heels of his feet, and finally earned a bed in the barracks. Vaughn went to Fort Benning, Georgia, for guerilla warfare training. At Camp Shelby, Mississippi, he trained in the swamps in preparation for Vietnam. The experience in Mississippi was worse than Vietnam, he says: On the first day, he saw a soldier hold up a five-foot rattlesnake. They would march out on Monday and come back on Friday. They had full inspection on Sunday and were ready to march out again on Monday.

service during World War I. He shipped out of San Diego with a short stop in Guam before arriving to Vietnam. On the trip over, they caught a typhoon at sea. He was a machine gunner in the rice paddies in the Mekong Delta.

Vaughn was assigned to the 199 Light Infantry Brigade, one of the oldest Army units, brought into

“We would spend three days out in the rice paddies and one day back in camp to stand guard. We dug fox

Vaughn Hatlley experienced rigorous training in Mississippi before shipping out to Vietnam. He now works at the Brunswick Center at Southport.

Once, when Vaughn and his buddies were resting in a small village, a local came to use an outhouse at the edge of a pond. As the man relieved himself, the plops hit the water, and there was a feeding frenzy of carps. Vaughn and his buddies laughed and made a note to never fish in that pond! In civilian life, Vaughn worked for construction companies and for a trucking company on the dock loading supplies in Charlotte. He joined the Concord VFW, as he was originally from Mount Pleasant. Vaughn says that without the bad times, he couldn’t truly appreciate the good times.


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Use Nutrition Labels to Plan Healthy Meals By Francesca Gazelle Wellness Program Intern

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utrition Labels are a useful tool at the grocery store. They provide information on calories, serving size, macronutrients, and daily values.

Serving Size Serving size is not the amount of food that you should eat, but a guideline of how much people typically eat of that food. Take into consideration how much you are consuming in relation to the serving size suggestion. Your one serving could be the equivalent of the nutrition label’s two servings.

Calories On the nutrition label, you can find

the calorie amount underneath the serving size. Balancing your calories with your daily expenditure helps you maintain weight.

An intake recommendation for older adults is to have about 130 grams per day.

Protein Fats There are three different types of fats: trans fats, saturated fats, and unsaturated fats. Choose foods with lower saturated and trans fats. These fats lead to an increase of cholesterol levels, while a diet high in unsaturated fats can lower cholesterol levels.

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the first source of energy for the body. Your carbohydrate intake will vary depending on your energy expenditure and your weight goals.

Protein is used for cell growth, hormone production, and rebuilding muscles. Having a diet high in protein will keep you full and keep your body working at optimum function.

Percent Daily Value The Percent Daily Value (% DV) is found on the right-hand side for each nutrient group. It gives a daily recommendation based on a 2,000-calorie diet. This means that if you are eating less than 2,000 calories, adjust your nutrient value accordingly.

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch cubes 1 tsp. kosher salt ½ tsp. black pepper 4 slices thick-cut bacon 3 cups of Brussels sprouts, quartered and trimmed 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes 1 medium onion, chopped 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¾ cubes 4 cloves of minced garlic ½ tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth Cook chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Remove from pan and add chopped bacon, cooking until crisp.

Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Discard the bacon fat from the pan and add Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and onion to cook. Once onion is translucent, add apples, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon. Then add ½ cup broth, bring to a boil and simmer until it has evaporated. Add the chicken, bacon, and remaining broth. Serve. Nutrition Facts: ¼ of recipe: 435 calories; 32g protein; 30g carbohydrates; 21g fat (6g saturated fat); 7g fiber; 14g sugar


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Books to Warm Your Winter Reading List By Donna Ruth Morgan

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ne of the pleasures of reading is finding yourself in a place you haven’t been before. Our November books range far and wide, from the inner working of cells to the expanse of the cosmos, from the days of World War II to current times. Take yourself someplace new with these recent titles, available at Brunswick County libraries.

Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima by Martha MacCallum (2020) commemorates the 75th anniversary of a 36-day battle that claimed nearly 7,000 Marines’ lives and wounded 22,000. From bird’s eye view to individual perspective, the narratives are heart-wrenching and inspiring. Nutshell review: Glimpses into a bygone era and its impacts through generations. Leah Weiss’ latest, All the Little Hopes (2021) is set in rural North Carolina, ranging from the mountains to the coastal flats. Told from a dual point of view, this coming-ofage chronicle is wrapped in the uncertainty of war and the bonds of friendship and family. Mystery, mysticism, and Southern Gothic elements abound as two girls seek truth in Nancy Drew-inspired style. Nutshell review: Historical fiction from the pen of a gifted storyteller. Characters in The Plot (2021) are so twisted readers might find it nearly impossible to sympathize or identify with them. Tension and suspense move the action along and Jean Hanff Korelitz’s masterful, tight prose and exposé of motives and manipulations in complex relationships salvage some unfortunate predictability. Nutshell review: A once-shining writer, a twice-stolen

storyline, and thrice-paid karma layer an overly-hyped book-within-a-book. Bewilderment (2021) is recommended by Barak Obama and Oprah Winfrey for its big ideas—the possibilities of the cosmos, the vast endangered American outdoors, the tension between generations. Richard Powers writes about an astrophysicist father who looks up to the stars and their planets and his autistic son who obsesses on our earth’s endangered plants and animals. The bewilderments are raising a special-needs child, how our world got where it is, and the book’s abrupt ending. Nutshell review: Short novel with immersing big topics and Powers’ beautifully descriptive style. The Fatburn Fix (2020) focuses on mitochondrial health. Catherine Shanahan, M.D. draws on decades of experience and highlights famous clients who reversed health challenges under her direction. Elimination of processed foods containing industrially produced vegetable oils, combined with a two-phase customizable plan of action, can assist in training our bodies while boosting energy levels. Nutshell review: Easy-to-understand dive into the science of nutrition at a cellular level.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ― Marcel Proust


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Out and About in Brunswick County

NOVEMBER 2021

Drive-By Soup Helps Hunger and Homelessness By Betsy Duarte Board Member, Brunswick County Homeless Coalition

Volunteers dish up soup at last year’s Hunger and Homeless Soup Luncheon. Get your own homemade soup, roll, and cookie to benefit Brunswick County’s neediest at the Seaside Methodist Church parking lot in Sunset Beach on Nov. 13 from 11a.m. un'l 2 p.m.

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here’s a common misconception that people become homeless because of drug and alcohol abuse, making poor choices, and mismanaging money. While some of these factors can contribute to homelessness, none of them are solely responsible for it. Many people are just one event away from a housing crisis. Many times, these events are beyond one’s control. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes or floods, or discovering harmful mold, can cause someone to lose a home. People might have an unexpected illness or injury, or offer to help an ailing, elderly parent, and then wind up displaced after the loved one dies.

BCHC Helps The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC), a private nonprofit, and its staff of volunteers help 20 households each month who are at risk or already homeless by providing rent, utilities, food, emergency shelter, or referrals to other agencies. This year, BCHC is celebrating its 10th anniversary. “The entire enterprise is a volunteer effort,” says John Callahan, secretary, grant writer, and board member at BCHC. “I continue to be awed by the dedication of the volunteers providing services to homeless families in our community. What they do probably goes unnoticed by many, but to those in need, they are truly angels on earth.”

A donation to BCHC may provide someone with a motel room for a night, pay a partial utility bill, or even fill up someone’s car with gas so they can get to a job or interview. COVID-19 dramatically changed our reality. Rental housing is virtually nonexistent right now in Brunswick County. Many full-time and part-time jobs have disappeared due to businesses closing or operating at partial capacity.

Help with Soup For the past nine years, BCHC has held a Hunger and Homeless Soup Luncheon during National Hunger and Homeless Week. On Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Seaside Methodist Church parking lot in Sunset Beach, volunteers from BCHC and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Holden Beach will once again come together to offer “Soup to Go,” a take-out lunch featuring a homemade soup with roll or bread and homemade cookies. Participants fill out a form

indicating their choice of soup and their name; one volunteer takes the form while another brings out their lunch in exchange for a donation. BCHC is following all CDC guidelines: wearing masks, gloves, social distancing, sanitizing frequently used surfaces, and washing hands often and well. “As BCHC approaches its 10th anniversary, I note the increasing community importance of our volunteer information and assistance line in helping our clients to find or maintain safe, stable permanent housing. I look forward to many more years of BCHC providing this vital resource,” says Joe Staton, president of BCHC and information line volunteer. For more information, contact Betsy Duarte at 530-908-0338 or Betsyduarte182@gmail.com or John Callahan 703-927-5830 or jvc3@verizon.net. Go to brunswickhomeless.com/ to learn more or to volunteer. For emergency assistance, call 888-519-5362 from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.


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In the garden

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This winter, make yourself more of your favorite garden plants. Far le : Scarify, or wound, your cu ngs to encourage roo ng. Hardwoods require a stronger wound. Le : Dip cu ngs in roo ng hormone before plan ng in roo ng medium, shown below.

Propagating Woody Ornamental Plants By Pat Naughton

half sand, or half peat moss and half perlite by volume.

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Use a rooting compound to stimulate root growth. Pour some of the rooting compound into another container and dip the lower third of the cutting in the rooting compound. Make a hole for the cutting in the medium and place the cutting in it. Give the cutting a little water. Place a plastic bag or a plastic milk carton with the bottom cut out over the plant. This will help to keep the humidity up. Place the container in indirect light. The plant can be left in the container until spring.

ou don’t need a greenhouse to propagate your favorite perennial. All you need is a small cutting, rooting medium, rooting compound, and a plastic bag.

The four main types of stem cuttings are herbaceous, softwood, semi-hardwood, and hardwood. The terms reflect the growth stage of the plant. This is the main factor influencing whether or not cuttings will root. The method of propagation is essentially the same, but hardwoods require more cuts.

Cut in the Morning The best time to take cuttings is in the morning when the plant is fully turgid, full of water. Keep the cuttings cool before putting them in soil. Look for shoots with new growth. The terminal end of a shoot is the best place to take cuttings from. Remove four to six inches with a knife or pruning shears. Remove the leaves from the lower third. Cut the remaining leaves in half to reduce the need for water. Remove any flowers or flower buds.

To improve the chances of survival, transplant the plant into a larger container or in a bed before planting directly in a landscape. For more information on propagating cuttings, search the N.C. State Extension publications “Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings” and North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook Chapter 13: Propagation.

Photos by Pat Naughton

Semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings require deliberate wounding to stimulate root growth. Hardwoods, like magnolias and evergreen rhododendrons, respond well to heavy wounding where an inch of the bark is removed from the end. Light wounding involves making shallow vertical slits in the lower third of the cutting. Many conifers benefit from this type of wounding. This is not necessary for herbaceous plants like coleus, chrysanthemums, and dahlia.

Next, the Planting The rooting medium should be sterile, void of fertilizer, and drain well but still able to retain moisture. It can be made from coarse sand, pine bark, or half peat moss and

The fully planted cu ngs can be enclosed in a plas c bag un l spring.


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Boiling spring lakes nutrition site

BOILING SPRING LAKES SENIOR SITE at Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation Department 1 Leeds Road Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 910-363-0018

November 2021 Monday

NOVEMBER 2021

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

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

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

2 6:30pm Line Dancing

3 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

4 6:15pm Yoga

5 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

8 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

9 6:30pm Line Dancing

10 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

11 6:15pm Yoga

12 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

15 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

16 6:30pm Line Dancing

17 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:15pm BSRI Presentation 12:30pm Senior Games

18 6:15pm Yoga

19 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

22 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

23 6:30pm Line Dancing

24 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games

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29 10am Move & Groove 11am Fit 4 Life 12pm BSRI Lunch 12:30pm Senior Games 6:15pm Yoga

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The Brunswick center at calabash

NOVEMBER 2021

CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

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

NOVEMBER WEEKLY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

DAILY “Drop In” Ac vi es: Reading, Coffee w/Friends, Fitness Room, Table Games, Socializing, & MORE! No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration ; * = New Offering/Time 9:00

20/20/20

9:00

Zumba GOLD

8:00

Hoop It Up! $4

8:45

Zumba GOLD$4 9:00

Muscle Fusion $2

9:30

Card Club

10:00

Scrabble Club

9:00

20/20/20

8:45

Creative Corner

10:30 Rummikub

10:15

Muscle Fusion Exercise

9:30

Dominoes

“Awesome Abs” *VIRTUAL*

10:30

Beginner Dulcimer Class

12:00 Lunch 1:00 Mah Jongg 1:30

Craft with Mary

1:30

Tai Chi

10:30 BINGO

12:00 Lunch 1:00 Knit & Crochet Group

12:30 Beginner Mah Jongg^

1:15

12:30 Reiki

GeriFit

12:00 Lunch

1:00

Hand & Foot (Starts 11/17)

1:15

Chair Yoga $4

10:00 Gentle Yoga

12:00 Lunch 12:30 Painter’s Group 1:15

9:30

10:30 BINGO

1:15

12:00 Lunch Intermediate Line Dancing (starts 11/12)

2:15

Beg. Line Dancing (starts 11/12)

GeriFit

NOVEMBER BONUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! MONDAY

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 1 2 3 11:00 4 5 10:30 Blood Pressure Checks 10:30 NO MUSCLE FUSION Mentality Monday CENTER CLOSED w/ CommWell Health Smooth Transitions: CLASS *VIRTUAL* ELECTION DAY 1:00 Declutter your Kitchen 12:00 Jewelry Making w/ Presentation 9:30 Nutrition Chat w/ Mallory Sandy Adult Coloring 8 10:30 9 9:30 10 11 12 9:30 2:00 Scrapbooking Fire Safety Presentation Veteran’s Coffee Social 10:30 11:00 Caregiver Support CENTER CLOSED 12:30 Mentality Monday Balance Screening w/ Group VETERAN’S DAY ^Pine Needle Basket Weaving $22 *VIRTUAL* Level Up PT 15

TUESDAY

16NO MUSCLE 17 18 19 12:00 FUSION 10:15 Birthday Celebration 10:30 Thanksgiving Mad Libs 12:30 Healthy Living for Your (Word Game) ^Pine Needle Basket Brain & Body Weaving $22 22 23 24 25 26 10:30 1:00 Presentation w/ Southern ICAA Presentation: No NO BEGINNER MAH CENTER CLOSED CENTER CLOSED Spinal Care More Falls? One Simple JONGG HAPPY Motion Can Increase THANKSGIVING! Balance *VIRTUAL* 29

10:30 Mentality Monday *VIRTUAL*

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Want updates about Schedule Changes, Cancellations, Closings? Add your name to our ReGroup Notification list in the Front Lobby!


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The brunswick center at calabash CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

Have you tried our GeriFit Class taught by Beverly G? Our Class is here to get fit, Even if it’s only a li le bit. All of us sit in chairs or stand, We have to use those stretchy bands, Our weights we use 1,2,3 pounds, Go under our chairs, in SM mounds. The teacher tells us jokes in class, But, that’s to keep us here to last. You get quaran-ned from here for no mask, So I suggest, do your best for this task. We have hot colors we use for tools, It keeps us awake, and makes us look cool. Both sexes work together for GeriFit, That keeps us, I’d say, pre y hip. Oldies but goodies is what we all are, We move around pre y good by far. Thanks to Calabash Senior Center, There’s always a place for us to enter. -Linda Dos e Sco GeriFit Par cipant GeriFit Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:15PM

Photos by Amy Segen

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

NOVEMBER 2021 Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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The brunswick center at calabash CALABASH Holley Norris, Director Amy Segen, Assistant Director

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

Photo by Holley Norris

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

Set your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday, November 6th before you go to bed! Daylight Savings Time ends November 7th.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class Friday November 12th at 12:30 Friday November 19th at 12:30 $22/person Sign up sheet is in the Art Studio, or you may give us a call!

Reiki with Mary Wednesdays at 12:30 Many seniors struggle with age-related discomforts that can significantly reduce their quality of life. Arthritis brings pain and stiffness to joints, injuries and surgeries can be slow to heal, and everyday life as a senior can be incredibly stressful. Fortunately, Reiki may help alleviate many of these discomforts associated with senior life.

• Jewelry Making with Sandy: Earrings Wednesday, November 3rd at 1:00 • Smooth Transi*ons Presenta*on:

Declu,er your Kitchen Thursday, November 4th at 10:30 • Crea*ve Corner: Enjoy weekly crea*ve art projects each Friday at 9:30

Photo by Holley Norris

Our volunteer Vicki joined in on the fun for the Jewelry Making class!

• Balance Screening with Level Up Physical Therapy Tuesday November 9th at 11am • Line Dancing: Fridays star*ng November 12th; Intermediate at 1:15pm and Beginner at 2:15pm • Physical Therapy Presenta*on with

Coastal Integra*ve Health Friday November 19th at 12pm

• Fire Safety Presenta*on Monday, November 8th at 10:30

• Southern Spinal Care Presenta*on Monday 11/22 at 10:30am


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shiip

NOVEMBER 2021

It’s Open Enrollment Time for Medicare

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pen Enrollment Period runs from Oct.15 through Dec. 7. This is the time of year when you can make changes to your current prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. Your new plan will start on Jan. 1, 2022. From Jan. 1 through March 31 each year, if you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or switch to Original Medicare (and join a separate Medicare drug plan) once during this time. Please call 910-754-2300 to make your appointment with a SHIIP volunteer counselor. Appointments are available in person or by phone. You may also call 1-800-Medicare or the SHIIP Hotline at 855-408-1212 for assistance. M. René Tarquinio, LBSW Lead Case Manager/SHIIP Coordinator The Brunswick Center at Calabash

We love our SHIIP counselors! These SHIIP volunteer counselors a ended our Annual Volunteer Recogni on event in September. From le" to right are Mike Carper, Eileen Scanlon, Alan Morrissey, René Tarquinio (SHIIP Coordinator), Jennifer McGarr, Kate Slavin, and Celeste Korpon.

Above, Eileen Scanlon receives her 5-year award as a SHIIP Volunteer Counselor. We need SHIIP counselors! Learn to help people with this vital service. To learn more about the process, call René Tarquinio, SHIIP Coordinator, at (910) 754-2300.


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The Brunswick Center at Leland

NOVEMBER 2021

LELAND Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

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

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Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

November 2021 - Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

Black = No Fee ; Green or $ = Fee Based Class; Red ^ = Requires Prior Sign Up Blue = New Offering/Time; Purple = Virtual/Online

9:30

9:00 TRX ^ 9:30 Interval Training 10:00 Acrylic Painting

Geri-Fit

(No Class 11/2)

10:15 Bridge Lesson *11:30a Lunch* 1-3p 1:30

9:30

(No Class 11/3)

10:00 Crafts (No Class 11/3) 10:30 Line Dance (Int)

12:30 Tai Chi 1:00 Sleep Mats

9:00 *Chair Yoga* 9:30 Chair Aerobics 10:00 BINGO (25 cents/card)

9:00 Walking Group 10:00 Hula Hoop 10:30 Line Dance (Beg)

(No Class 11/3)

*11:30a Lunch*

Mah Jongg Zumba GOLD

Geri-Fit

*11:30a Lunch*

*11:30a Lunch*

12:30 Acrylic Painting (No class 11/3)

1:00

Bridge

*11:30a Lunch*

12:30 Tai Chi 1-4p Oil Painting 1:30 Zumba GOLD

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

November 2021 - Monthly Calendar MONDAY 1

TUESDAY 2

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 4

3

Bible Study 10:30a

8 9 Mentality Monday Understanding 10:30 Alzheimer’s Nutrition Ed. 10:30 During Lunch

Quilting Bee 9a

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16 Hired Hands 10:15a

Mentality Monday 10:30

Bible Study 10:30a 22

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17 Blood Pressure 10:30a

Mo. Birthday Celebration 11 CLOSED

Veteran’s Bkfst 9a Veteran’s Day presentation 11:45

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1st & 3rd Wed, 1-3pm: Hand & Foot Cards 2nd Mon, 11:45a: Monthly Nutrition Ed. 2nd Thurs, 10a: CG Support Grp 3rd Tues, 10:15a: Hired Hands Concert

Quilting Bee 9a

3rd Thurs, 11:45a: Meet w/ Case Mgr Last Wed, 9:30a: Coups for Troops

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Coups for Troops 9:30

1st & 3rd Tues, 10:30: Bible Study

3rd Wed, 10:30a: Blood Pressure Cks

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Meet w/Case Mgr During lunch

1st Fri, (At Lunch): Mo. Birthday Celebration

1st & 3rd Fri, 9a-12p: Quilting Bee

12

Hand & Foot 1p 24

Thankfulness Activity 10:30a

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Hand & Foot 1p 10 Origami Activity 10:30a

Monthly & Semimonthly Events: Daily Announcements: During Lunch PRN

5

POLLING PLACE for Elec on—Expect Schedule Changes

Mentality Monday 10:30

FRIDAY

CLOSED

26 CLOSED for Thanksgiving

11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 10:30a: Mentality Monday 11/2, 6:30a-7:30p: Municipal Election 11/9, 10:30a: Alzheimer’s Association presents: Understanding Alzheimer’s 11/10, 10:30a: Origami Activity 11/12, 9a: Veteran’s Breakfast 11/12, 11:45a: Veteran’s Day Presentation 11/23, 10:30a: Thankfulness Activity 11/25 & 11/26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving


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The Brunswick Center at Leland LELAND Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

Clothing Drive Taking dona ons for men, women, and children in need of winter clothing. Star ng to accept Winter coats as well. Red dona'on bin at the Leland Center is located by the Ac vi es and Events Board near the front desk.

Caregiver Support Group Caregivers invited! Share your experiences and communicate what you’re feeling. Learn from others that may have similar experiences. Don’t get burnt out, get support! Now switching to every 2nd Thursday of each month from 10-11:30a in the Conference Room.

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

NOVEMBER 2021 Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

What’s the “Buzz” in Leland? Introducing:

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention! What is it? This 20-session Tai Chi class is an effec ve exercise that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. It is easy to learn and has so many health benefits and is great for all ages. The style that we will focus on will be Sun style. Sun style uses a higher stance, improves balance, and brings more depth through its principles of tai chi which involve controlled movements and breathing.

When is it? Class will be held at 12:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays star'ng November 2nd. Room to be determined by interest. Each class does build on the previous one, so keep that in mind when you decide to a end, please.

The Brunswick Center at Leland is a polling site for vo'ng. Expect some schedule changes for November 2nd & 3rd.

November is

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month The Alzheimer’s Associa on presents:

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Demen a Veteran’s Day, on November 11th, is a day to honor those who serve and have served our country during war and peace. In honor of that, A Breakfast for Veterans will be held Friday, November 12th at 9a to honor Veterans at the center. Please call or sign up at the front desk.

Tuesday, November 9th at 10:30a in Friendship Hall Azheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join demen a experts and people living with demen a and care partners to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and demen a; stages and risk factors; and current research and treatments available for symptoms.

Artwork Can Save a Vet! Who: Save a Vet Now for the Veterans Outreach Program What: An art auc on featuring local ar sts and showcasing veteran ar sts. Where: The Ba leship North Carolina at 1 Ba leship Rd NE, Wilmington, NC 28401 When: Saturday, November 6 from 10a—5p Cost: Admission free to those a ending the auc on.


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The Brunswick Center at leland

NOVEMBER 2021

LELAND Veronica Lett-McGee, Director Brittany Steinkamp, Assistant Director

121 Town Hall Drive NE Leland, NC 28451

Center Hours Mon - Fri 8a - 4p

The Brunswick Center at Leland is an NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence

Here are some highlights from September!

Janyce ’s Paint Pouring Class

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Movin’ & Groovin’ to Hired Hands Music Edna’s Paint Pouring Masterpiece!

Save a Vet Now! Watercolor Class

Pajama Day!

The Leland Tree


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Oak Island Nutrition site

102 SE 47th Street Oak Island, NC 28461 Call 278-6552 910-754-2300 for Reservations

NOVEMBER 2021

Stephanie Stiller, Community Center Assistant Operating Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

Senior Activity Calendar November 2021 (Subject to Change)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

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

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

3 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30 Corn Hole

4 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

5 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

8 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie 15 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

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

10 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Chair Aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm BSRI speaker 1:30 pm Corn Hole 17 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30pm Corn Hole 24 10:00 am Social Time 10:30 Chair aerobics 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:30pm Corn Hole

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12 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

16 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

22 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

23 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

29 10:30 Pool Pals 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub 12:30pm Social Time 1:00pm Movie

30 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

Linda, Ron, Rob Celebra+ng Hat Day

Eleanor Celebra-ng her Birthday

CLOSED Veterans Day

18 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 Playing Pool 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm BINGO

19 10:00 am Rummikub 10:30 am Corn Hole 11:45 am Senior Lunch 12:30 pm Rummikub

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26 CLOSED Thanksgiving Holiday

Senior Picassos: Bobbie, Shirley, Allen,Eleanor,Gloria,Janice,and Varie

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The Brunswick center at shallotte

NOVEMBER 2021

SHALLOTTE Jillian Hardin, Center Director Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director

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

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

Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

“One cannot step twice in the same river.”—Heraclitus 10:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:15

Cardio Low Impact Beginner Line Dancing Intermediate Line Dancing

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

Bridge Gentle Yoga Chair Yoga Geri Fit w/Angela

9:30

Cardio Low Impact

9:30

Geri Fit w/Angela

9:30

Mat Pilates

10:00

Beginner Line Dancing

11:30

Lunch

10:00 Computers 101

12:00 11:30

Lunch

11:00

Intermediate Line Dancing

Special presentations

11:30 Lunch 12:15 Bingo

Lunch Bingo

1:00

Tai Chi w/ Dean $5

12:30

Art class

11:30

Lunch & Current Events with Tonya

1:00

Tai Chi w/ Dean $5

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Shallo#e MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

2

3

4 Nutrition Class with Mallory during lunch

5 Medicare 101 with Rene @ 10:00AM

8Mentality Monday 10:30 to 11:30 ZOOM CLASS

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10

11 Center Closed

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15Mentality Monday 10:30 to 11:30 ZOOM CLASS

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18Presentation Alzheimer’s Association

19 Shopping trip and lunch out– see Brenda to sign up

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Center closed

Center Closed

1Mentality Monday 10:30 to 11:30 ZOOM CLASS

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30 Birthday Day Celebration

Contributions Always Welcome

**Calendar is subject to change**

*Boost available for purchase*


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The Brunswick Center at shallotte

SHALLOTTE Jillian Hardin, Center Director Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director

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

Poetry Corner

Being Thankful by James T. Atkins I could list the gi s I'm thankful for and write un l next week. My health, my eyes, my darling wife, granddaughter's rosy cheeks. Treasured friends, that If I called, would say, "I'm on my way." A precious mother, that lucky me, turns eightyone today. Children I'm so proud of, sisters that make me smile, li#le ones that call me Pops; my list could reach for miles.

I'm thankful that in this land I love, we're free to disagree, where we aspire to so much more than mediocrity. I keep this mental list of gi s and add to it each day, like God's unique and precious love, whose pa ence never sways. A similar list, I know you have, so think on that awhile, and be thankful, friends, that everyday our gi s outweigh our trials.

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

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A soldier in some foreign place, assuring liberty for me, a sunny sky, a frosty morn, a blue-green shimmering sea.

NOVEMBER 2021

The exercise room is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 for Geri Fit. Don’t forget! We zoom Mat Pilates every Friday at 9:30! Mee)ng ID: 816 0291 7906 Passcode: 555422 We serve lunch from 11:30 to 12:15 Monday through Friday. Birthday day for this month will be on TUESDAY 11/30. This month’s shopping trip will be Friday 11/19– Please see Brenda to sign up. Mallory’s nutri)on class will be Thursday 11/4 during lunch. Medicare 101 with René will be Friday 11/5 at 10:00 AM. Please remember to wear a mask AT ALL TIMES unless ac)vely ea)ng. The center will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the following day. Please return Senior Stocking forms by Monday 11/1.

The Brunswick Center at Shallotte is an NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence


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The Brunswick Center at Shallotte SHALLOTTE Jillian Hardin, Center Director Tonya Barnes, Assistant Director

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

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

—The Brunswick Center at Shallotte is an NC Certified Senior Center of Excellence—

We celebrated Na onal Senior Center month by socializing with friends over lunch and enjoying cake while we wrote thank-you notes to our senator for suppor ng our senior center, asking that they please con nue their support!

Don’t forget to sign up for Ed’s 6-week computer courses!


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STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

THANKSGIVING ACROSS 1. Glamour's partner 6. Prime me monitor, acr. 9. Prelude to a duel 13. Video killed this type of star? 14. Orinoco or Grande 15. Temple Square performers, e.g. 16. Set straight 17. *Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday in this country 18. Filthy dough 19. *Opposite of Thanksgiving, tradi onally 21. *The day's offering 23. Declare 24. Unacceptable in a juror 25. Fire fuel 28. Thé alterna ve 30. Jumped or leapt 35. Chipping choice 37. Plural of #25 Across 39. Coupon clipper, e.g. 40. A woodwind 41. Vernacular 43. The brightest star 44. One born to Japanese immigrants 46. a.k.a. leaf cabbage 47. Capital on the Dnieper 48. Rear of a ship, pl. 50. Boisterous play 52. Not sweet, as in wine 53. Has divine power 55. None intended, o>en 57. *Macy's offering 60. *34th Street offering 64. Rela ng to pond scum 65. Highest card in "War" 67. Blood of the gods, Greek mythology 68. Like unbagged tea 69. Female 70. Thousands, for short 71. Microso> browser 72. *What we do on Thanksgiving 73. ____ welcome!

DOWN 1. Steffi of tennis 2. Tibetan teacher 3. Beware of these, in spring 4. Window treatments 5. Bay Area serial killer never captured 6. French Bulldog plus Pug 7. Alliance of former Soviet republics, acr. 8. Raccoon's South American cousin 9. Give the cold shoulder 10. Locket content, tradionally 11. Snob puts these on 12. Prior to 15. Necklace fasteners 20. Spiral-horned African antelope 22. ____-been 24. Mendicity 25. *Thanksgiving Day football hosts 26. Galac c path 27. One in a gaggle 29. *Utensil absent at Pilgrim's table 31. Colonel or captain 32. Steer clear 33. "When pigs fly!" 34. *Condiment of the day 36. ____-do-well 38. Without help 42. Allegro and lento 45. Get some air 49. Seed alterna ve 51. Jonathan Franzen's 2015 novel 54. Rental agreement 56. Chip snack 57. Weary walk 58. Bug-eyed 59. Tear down 60. Track compe on 61. Cabbage in France 62. Displeasure on one's face 63. Gaelic tongue 64. Dra> choice 66. Repeated Cuban dance step

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The Brunswick center at southport

NOVEMBER 2021

SOUTHPORT Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

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

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

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

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

6:30

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ Tai Chi Forms $ Silver Samurai $ Hand, Knee and Foot Canasta Card Making Chair Yoga $ Mah Jongg Zumba Gold $ 2ND & 4TH Monday Jam Session

1:00 1:00 2:30

Geri Fit with Jackie Boxing Bridge Technology Workshop Pinochle Silver Paddles Fit and Strong

6:30

Square Dancing

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

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ 9:00 Tai Chi Forms $ 10:00 Silver Samurai $ 12:15 Bible Study Interfaith 12:30 Jewelry Class 1:00 Beg . Tai Chi wIth Dean $ 9:00

Geri-Fit with Jackie 9:00 Boxing$ 9:30 Knit and Chain 10:00 Bible Study with Joel 12:30 Beginning Line Dance 1:00 CraGs and Sewing with Sherry 9:00

Yoga for Healthy Bones $ 9:00 Tai Chi Forms $ 9:30 Hand, Knee & Foot Canasta 10:00 Beginning Tai Chi $ 10:30 Chair Yoga $ 2:00 Hand Drumming 2:30 Fit and Strong 9:00

No Charge for Classes viewed from home via Zoom

Monthly Ac vity Schedule for Southport– email jkno @bsrinc.org for regular updates MONDAY 1

TUESDAY

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Election Day 7am to 7pm On Site Voting 8

9 Zumba Gold 1:00 5.00 fee

B/P Checks 11 :15 Parkinson’s Support Group 10:15

15 Stroke Support Group 1:00 22

23 Zumba Gold 1:00 5.00 fee

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Alzheimer's Presentation 10:30am 10

5 Choose to be Happy

11 Center Closed 12 Photography 1:00 Please Thank A Veteran

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Caregiver Support Group 10:00am

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FRIDAY

Center Closed

Happy Thanksgiving

Center Closed Happy Leftovers Day

Prescription Assistance Provided by Marilou Drop In Fridays 10 to 12 Nutrition Presentation By Mallory Tuesday November 9th@ 11:15


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The Brunswick Center at southport SOUTHPORT Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

Dean Sutzer’s Silver Samurai Grasshoppers

YMCA doing A1C tests

NOVEMBER 2021

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

Casey Our Caseworker/Crusader Figh ng Hunger with a Food Drive Display

Zumba Gold fills the air with lots of enthusiasm! Find Olive

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

Diane Sloan’s S ll Life And Watercolor class! Such Talented Peepsters

Phyllis reinven ng herself. A)er years of being a caregiver, she is now finding new strengths


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The brunswick center at southport SOUTHPORT Melissa Catlett, Director Jackie Knott, Assistant Director

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

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

November is Na onal Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Associa on will be presen ng a 30-minute presenta on on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s. Please join us

Thursday, November 4th At 10:30 in the Stage Room

www.alzorg/e-news

Announcing a Brand New Program

Table Talks Thanks to Jeane/e and Rosemarie of the Walmart Team, who made our vaccine clinic a huge success!

Thanks to the YMCA Team for providing on-site A1C tes ng. They will be returning soon with other programs!

Thank you to all of our Military, past and present. Freedom has come with such a price to so many. There are no words to describe our gra tude to each and everyone of you! Freedom Reigns!

We are excited to be offering this new concept for keeping our precious peepsters happy and healthy! Star ng this month, every other Friday, we will be invi ng a professional from our community to have a one-on-one discussion on various subjects. The table will be located in our Puzzle Alley Hallway 10:30 to 12 Noon. The Friday dates will be posted. Here are just a few of the professionals we will be invi*ng for our Table Talks. Pharmacists A+orneys BC Sheriff’s Dept. Physicians Physical Therapists Direc*ve Specialists Local Representa*ves Optometrists

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Southport Police Therapists Case Workers Nutri*onist YMCA Social Services Homeopathic Many, many more


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BSRI News

NOVEMBER 2021

Are You a Veteran in Crisis or Concerned About One? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves. This free support is confidential and available every day, 24/7.

your call, text, or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.

Find Support Near You: No matter what you are experiencing, there is support for getting your life back on track.

Call the Veterans Crisis line at 800-273-8255 or text 838255 or chat online. Go to www.veteranscrisisline.net for more information.

What Are the Signs of Crisis? Feeling anxious or alone and thinking about suicide are some of the signs that a veteran may be in crisis.

What to Expect: A trained responder will answer

STATE POINT MEDIA PUZZLE ANSWERS Puzzles on page 30


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The Brunswick Center at supply

NOVEMBER 2021

SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 2021 - Weekly Ac vity Schedule EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY THURSDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

No Symbol = No Fee (Contributions always appreciated); $ = Fee Associated ; ^ = Requires Advanced Registration; * = New Offering/Time 8:00 8:00 8:00 10:00 11:00

Rummikub Coffee w/ Friends Open Exercise Tai Chi/Qi-Gong

8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 9:00 11:15

Balance/Core/ Strength 11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:45

Rummikub Coffee w/ Friends Open Exercise Walking Club Chair Yoga Tabata

11:30 a.m. Lunch

Movie Day

12:30 Geri-Fit® 12:30 Open Crafting

8:00 8:00 8:00 10:00

Rummikub Coffee w/ Friends Open Exercise Pilates

8:00 8:00 8:00 10:00

Rummikub 8:00 Coffee w/ Friends 8:00 8:00 Open Exercise 8:00 Wool Rug Hooking 11:15 Tabata

11:30 a.m. Lunch

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 Craft Class 12:45 Tai Chi/Qi-Gong 5:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis

Rummikub Coffee w/ Friends Open Exercise Walking Club

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 Geri-Fit® 12:30 Open Crafting

Monthly Ac vity Schedule MONDAY 1

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11 Closed—Veterans Day

12 10:00 CBD Oil Discussion

17 Grandparent's Raising Grandchildren 5P

18 Hired Hands Band 11A

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24 Drum Circle 10A

25 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Center Closed

26 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Center Closed

Chair Yoga w/ Emily Tuesday @ 9:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 867 2200 5804 Passcode: 206539

Body/Core/Strength Thursday @ 10:00 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 867 8147 0928 Passcode: 019097

3 Nutrition w/ Mallory 11:30 A Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 5P

8 Alzheimer's Awareness 10:30A

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10 Veterans Day Breakfast 8:30A Drum Circle 10A

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16 Crochet A-Z 10A Blood Pressure Checks 10A Candlelight Reflections 1P

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The Brunswick Center at Supply

SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

NOVEMBER 2021 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A BIG Thank You to the vendors who made this year’s Health & Wellness Fair a Success!

This year’s vendors were Brunswick County Emergency Services, Brunswick Cove Living Center, Brunswick Wellness Coalition , BSRI Case Management, BSRI Nutrition & Wellness, Coastal Carolina Concierge, Coastal Companion Care, Elderhaus, Elmcroft Assisted Living, Hearing Life, Kennedy Companion Care, Liberty Home Health & Hospice, Lower Cape Fear Life Care, Right at Home, Rosie Greer (CBD Oil), Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)/ Prescription Assistance, Senior Helpers, Southport Health & Rehabilitation, Walgreens, and YMCA.

Thank You, Winding River 12 Months of Sharing! We want to thank the Winding River 12 Months of Sharing service group for their fundraiser and donation to the Supply Center! These funds will go towards our Homebound Stockings for Seniors initiative. Each year, we reach out to our homebound seniors to help meet any needs and spread a bit of holiday cheer! If you are interested in donating items or helping with this project, please reach out to Melissa at 910-754-7604.


NOVEMBER 2021

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The brunswick Center at Supply SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Medicare open enrollment period started runs from Oct.15 – Dec. 7 each year. This Part D Prescription Drug Plan enrollment is the time when you can join, switch, or drop a plan. Your coverage will begin on January 1 (as long as the plan gets your request by December 7). Medicare Advantage open enrollment period is open from Jan. 1 – March 31 each year. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or switch to Original Medicare (and join a separate Medicare drug plan) once during this time. Call today to schedule an appointment to review your coverage for 2022! SHIIP volunteer counselors are available to assist you. For an appointment please call 910-754-2300.

You Are Invited to Attend our Veterans Breakfast Reservations are Required

When: Wednesday, November 10 Time: 8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Where: Supply Center, 101 Stone Chimney Road

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The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program is designed to offer support to grandparents and other older adult relatives who are raising children in Brunswick County. This group support is offered by Communities in Schools. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday each month. Dinner and supervised child care is provided. Please call Kristine Novak, CIS, at 910-253-5327 ext. 1434 for more information and to reserve your spot. When: November 3rd & 17th Where: Supply Center, 101 Stone Chimney Road Time: 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Join Brooke B. Vallely, Program Manager with Alzheimer's Association of Eastern NC, to hear habits that may help to keep our brains healthy as we age! When: Monday, November 8 Time: 10:30 a.m. Where: Supply Center, 101 Stone Chimney Road


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The brunswick center at supply SUPPLY Melissa Starr, Director Jillian Hardin, Assistant Director

101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, NC 28462 910-754-7604

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We celebrated our first Oktoberfest at the Supply Center last month! Everyone enjoyed Bavarian pretzels, apple strudel and special musical guest Pat Racioppa! Let’s do it again next year!


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What’s for Lunch?

NOVEMBER 2021

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals for Seniors *Menus subject to change*

Monday 1 Philly cheesesteak pasta Cucumber red onion salad Fresh orange Bread stick Milk 2%

Tuesday 2 Honey roasted pork tenderloin Scalloped potatoes Spinach Pineapple cobbler Dinner roll Milk 2%

Wednesday 3 Garlic parmesan chicken w/ mushrooms and cheese cauliflower Roasted carrots Cinnamon applesauce Dinner roll Milk 2%

Thursday 4 Cube steak w/ onion gravy Mashed potatoes Italian green beans Fruit cocktail SF Peanut butter cookie Dinner roll Milk 2%

Friday 5 Maple glazed salmon w/broccoli, sweet potatoes Diced pears Dinner roll Milk 2%

8 French onion pork chops Green bean almondine Wild rice blend Baked apples Dinner roll Milk 2%

9 Pizza casserole Green salad w/ dressing Mandarin oranges Bread stick Milk 2%

10 Turkey sausage w/ peppers on bun Roasted red potatoes Fresh banana Milk 2%

11 Honey garlic chicken breast Mac and cheese Roasted cauliflower Diced pineapple Dinner roll Milk 2%

12 Oriental pepper steak Brown rice Asian vegetables Dinner roll Fresh tangerine Milk 2%

15 Broccoli cheese chicken strata Couscous Peas and carrots Chocolate pudding Fresh apple Dinner roll Milk 2% 22 Spaghetti and meatballs Green salad w/ dressing Fruit cocktail Breadstick Milk 2%

16 Hamburger helper Steamed broccoli Mixed fruit cup Dinner roll Milk 2%

17 Chicken BBQ Baked beans Potato Salad Diced chilled pears Dinner roll Milk 2%

18 Beef stew White rice Fruit cobbler Biscuit Milk 2%

19 One pan autumn chicken Spinach au-gratin Pear crisp Dinner roll Milk 2%

23 Cheesy taco bake California blend vegetables Diced chilled peaches Dinner roll Milk 2%

24 Meatloaf Mashed red skin potatoes Sweet green peas Blueberry crumble Dinner roll Milk 2%

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29 Chicken alfredo Malibu blend vegetables Citrus fruit cup Dinner roll Milk 2%

30 Goulash Cooked cabbage Sicilian blend vegetables Dinner roll Milk 2%

Contributions always welcome!


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