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Buzz ADULT CENTER

July/August

2018

Monthly Luncheons American Pride

Come celebrate the U.S.A. and show your patriot pride by wearing red, white and blue. The Ambassadors will lift up America in song and bring some laughs too. Enjoy fried chicken, pasta salad, salad and watermelon for lunch. Fee: $8 M / $9 R NM / Grace & Doris $11 NR NM Location: Adult Center Main Room Wed, Jul 18 11:30am – 2:00pm Code: 301405-01 Deadline: Fri, Jul 13

Great Gatsby

Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a gangster or your favorite silent screen star. It’s going to be fun no matter the dress. Just bring yourself and we’ll do the rest! Ham, potatoes and caesar salad will be served for lunch. Carol & Barb Fee: $8 M / $9 R NM / $11 NR NM Location: Adult Center Main Room Wed, Aug 15 11:30 am – 2:00pm Code: 301405-02 Deadline: Fri, Aug 10

225 E. Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (847) 364-7224 Doors are open 8:30 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri

Calendar July 3- Advisory Board Meeting & Dominoes July 4- Center Close- Happy Independence Day! July 10- New Member Coffee July 11- Bocce Ball July 12- Trip: Arlington Race Track July 13- Bunco July 17- Chat with a Lawyer & Dominoes July 18- Bocce Ball & Monthly Luncheon: American Pride July 20- Bunco July 25- Bocce Ball July 31- Current Events & Karaoke August 1- Bocce Ball August 7- Advisory Board Meeting & Dominoes August 8- Bocce Ball August 10- Bunco August 15- Bocce Ball & Monthly Luncheon: Great Gatsby August 28- Current Events & Karaoke August 29- Bocce Ball August 30- Senior Prom


Sheila Ray Center Advisory Board

Sheila Ray Adult Center Mission Statement: To provide a safe, social environment where seniors engage in innovative and enriching programs.

Elk Grove Park District Board of Commissioners

Adult Advisory Board

Adult Center Staff

The Adult Advisory Board is comprised of Adult Center members who act as the representatives for the entire membership. Each selected appointee is sworn into office by the Park District Board of Commissioners each term.

John Walz, President Bill O’Malley, Vice President Bob Biedke, Secretary Tom Cooke, Treasurer Ralph Souder, Commissioner Colleen Mahanna, Adult Center Coordinator Gina Acino, Adult Center Supervisor

Rod Marino, President Jim Stewart, Vice President Jeanie Roller, Treasurer Doris Jordan, Secretary Barb Brenke, Membership Ellie Jacobson, Phone Reassurance

Advisory Board Meetings Tue, Jul 3 Tue, Aug 7

10:00 am 10:00 am

Dear Fellow Members, I’ve always stated that we have an incredible amount of friendly, kind, and compassionate people who make the Sheila Ray Adult Center a second home. We work together through thick and thin, but still remain family. One prime example of the kind of people we have at our senior center is the amount of volunteering many of our members log in. I was beaming with pride in May when a large number of our members and I attended the RSVP Recognition Brunch for volunteers and heard the number of hours our volunteers put in. We recorded in an incredible 10,241 hours during 2017! Thank you and congratulations to all of our terrific members who give of themselves by volunteering for various services. Here is a quote that spells it all out: “Volunteers are unpaid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless!” Our fearless leaders, Colleen and Gina, have done it again. After having successful luncheons, Taco bout a Party in May, and Carnival in June- they have come up with something even better. On Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 PM, the Sheila Ray Adult Center will be hosting a prom night. Activities for prom night include dancing, music, food and elections of king and queen of the prom. My wife didn’t go to my prom with me for the same reason a girl turned down the invisible man, she just couldn’t see herself going with me! Good programs. Good people. Good times. Rod Marino, President

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Special Events

New Member Coffee

If you are a new Member to Sheila Ray since October 2017 through July 2018 we would like to invite you to our New Member Coffee. Meet other new members, Advisory Board, and staff. Let’s break the ice with a cup of coffee and a warm welcome! You must be registered to attend. Location: Sheila Ray Adult Center – Main Room Tue, Jul 10 10:00-11:00am Deadline: Tue, Jul 3

Sheila Ray Senior Prom

What is a senior prom all about? Join us while we crown a King and Queen for the night! Music, dinner, dancing, and a cool theme to the party are only some of the essential ingredients. Enjoy baked lemon chicken, honey glazed baby carrots, seasoned red potatoes, a butter cream sauce, all topped off with angel food cake with a fruit compote. Fee: $10 M / $11 R NM / $13 NR NM Location: Sheila Ray Adult Center – Main Room Thu, Aug 30 6:00-8:00pm Deadline: Fri, Aug 24

FREE!

Upcoming Fall Events • 90+ Celebration • Ambassadors Concert • Rummage Sale • Big Band • Holiday Bazaar

Play, Picnic & Party

with us on July 15th! Day & Time: Sunday, Noon-5pm Locations: Pavilion (1000 Wellington) Village Green (1001 Wellington) Elk Grove Village Library (901 Wellington)

The Ambassadors perform at 12pm.

The performance will be outdoors on the stage behind the Pavilion. Page 3


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Member Services

Blood Pressure Screening

Sheila Ray Sharing Board Need a ride to Big Band? Looking for more Shanghai Rummy players? We now have a board where members can share what is going on, post ideas, questions or an interesting story. The only thing that we ask not be posted is info from an outside organization or an individual trying to solicit their services. It is located in the Main Room near the lockers.

The Sheila Ray Adult Center offers free blood pressure checks to its members. All blood pressure checks are performed by a certified RN during the following times: Third Wednesday of the month, 9:00 - 11:00am by an AMITA nurse.

Lending Closet

The Sheila Ray Adult Center manages a Lending Closet of medical equipment available to Elk Grove Village Residents and Sheila Ray Adult Center Members. Upon returning equipment, donations are appreciated for repairs and/or replacement costs. Days/Times: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm

Daily Lunch Bunch Enjoy a delicious and hearty meal from AMITA. Weekly menus are available online and at Hattendorf Customer Service. Lunch must be ordered by 5 pm the day before. The meal includes; salad, entree, two sides, dessert, milk and juice. Fee: $4 M /$5 R NM /$6 NR NM Location: Adult Center – Chit Chat CafÊ Days/Times: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 12:00pm Thu, 11:45am

Cherished Treasures Gift Shop

There is always something new to see and purchase at the best gift shop in town! If you have an item that you no longer use but could be a treasure to someone else, please drop it off at the Customer Service office. Donations are always welcome. Days/Times: Mon-Fri 10:00am - 3:00pm

Phone Reassurance/Sick & Vigil Do you know a SRAC member who is homebound or hospitalized? Call (847) 364-7224 and a volunteer will send a card or letter. M = Member R NM = Resident Non-Member NR NM = Non-Resident Non-Member

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Puzzles & Plus (aka APCCMSB)

Back by popular demand, an afternoon of puzzles, coloring, conversations, music, snacks and books. This program will meet every 4th Wednesday afternoon and is a great way to meet new people and enjoy some conversation and activity. Fee: $0 M /$2 R NM $4 NR NM Location: Sheila Ray Adult Center – Chit Chat Café Fri, Wed, July 18 & Aug 15 2:15pm

Monthly Happenings

Chat with a Lawyer

Schedule an initial legal consultation with Elk Grove lawyer, Robert K. Naumann. Appointments will be in 15 minute sessions, from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Please make your appointment at Hattendorf Customer Service. Fee: $0 M/$2 R NM/$4 NR NM Location: Adult Center – Dining Room Tue, Jul 17 & Tue, Aug 21 Code: 301605

Rules of the Road

This class is offered by the Illinois Secretary of State to help seniors review for their driving test. Officers from the Elk Grove Village Police Department teach the class. Registrants must show their driver’s license. Fee: $0 M/$2 R NM/$4 NR NM Location: Sheila Ray Adult Center – Main Room Mon, Jun 18 1:00 - 3:00pm Code: 301303-01 Deadline: Fri, Jun 15

SM6 entertained everyone at the June luncheon.

Gerri and Angie always have fun at the Center.

Current Events Forum

Each month we will be gathering and discussing newsworthy events. We will utilize different media outlets including the internet, television news, and of course, the newspaper. Preparer: Helen Leski Speaker: Jim Schneider- Cook County Commissioner Discuss: Local & State Community Issues Tue, Jul 31 10:15am Location: Sheila Ray Adult Center - Main Room Preparer & Speaker: Helen Leski Discuss: Local, National and International News Tue, Aug 28 10:15am Location: Sheila Ray Adult Center - Main Room Fee: $0 M/$2 R NM/$4 NR NM Page 5


Daily/Weekly Activities

Join us for Mah-Jongg Fridays at 9:30 am in the card room.

Daily/Weekly Activities Activities included in your annual Sheila Ray Membership dues: Ambassador Choral Billiards BINGO Bridge Bunco

Canasta Coloring Current Events Forum Ceramics Checkers & Chess Craft Group

Dominoes Embellishing Shirt Exercise Knitting & Crochet Mah-Jongg

Pinochle Poker Puzzles Quilting Shanghai Rummy Wii Bowling

Check the calendar insert of the BUZZ for days and times of activities. If you have an idea for a special interest group, talk to one of our staff or an Advisory Board member; we would love to hear your ideas. All of our groups are happy to welcome new members. Try something new today with members who share your interests and talents. Guests are welcome to join any of the activities with a daily pass. Additional Fees apply to the following classes & events: Daily Lunch Bunch Line Dancing Instruction Dancing to the 50s and 60s Monthly Luncheons Fitness Fun Fridays Special Events

Bunco

If you like a fun, friendly, exciting game, Bunco is for you. Everyone is welcome whether you are a bunco pro or have never played. We meet the 2nd and 3rd Friday of the month. Location: Adult Center – Chit Chat CafÊ Fri, July 13 & 20, Fri, Aug 10 & 17 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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Work it Out Wednesdays Yoga


Sheila Ray Spotlight

The Sheila Ray Spotlight will be shining brightly on an exceptional woman who is among the most active, compassionate, and welcoming members of the Sheila Ray. We will shine on Marion Stewart-Moss. 1.) Marion, how long have you been a member of the Sheila Ray Adult Center? I’m the new kid on the block. I have been an active member of the Sheila Ray for 3 years. 2.) What are some activities here at the Center that you are involved in? Receptionist- the first representative of our Center. Being helpful to residents in lending of equipment of wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and canes during incapacitation in times of illness. Ambassador Chorus- I love singing, I get joy from it. 3.) What do you like best about the Sheila Ray Center? This is a hard question to answer because there are so many things I love about the Sheila Ray Center, but what I love most is the members (people). They are committed and dedicated to keeping the Center active and fun.

Sheila Ray Spotlight

Thank You

We want to give a special thank you to the following members who donated items and center supplies: Marion Stewart-Moss, Helen Leski, Barb Dompke, and Barbara Brenke. Thanks to our business sponsors for their generous contributions: Jarosch Bakery, Panera Bread and The Great American Bagel. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Dave and Jeanie & Vito and Mercedes had a great time at the Taco ‘bout a Party in May!

Diana, Lorraine & Louise.

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Wellness

Line Dance

If you enjoy line dancing, join instructors Lorraine & Wally West. This class is back by popular demand and they will teach you some of the newest dances and keep you moving. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend or make a new one! Fee: $25 M/ $30 R NM / $36 NR NM Location: Adult Center - Main Room Mon, Aug 6-Oct 1 10:00 – 11:00 am Code: 305318-02 Deadline: Fri, Aug 3 *No class Sep 3

Active Adult Fitness Classes Track Pass

Fitness Fun Friday

Join our certified group exercise instructor, on Fridays for a fun, motivating fitness experience. These classes will help to improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and enhance your flexibility. Additional benefits of these classes include improved well-being, posture and balance, Fitness Scan Pass The flex scan pass is exclusive to the following and preservation of muscle and bone mass. classes: Dancing to the 50s & 60s on the other Location: Adult Center - Main Room Fridays 9:00am – 10:00am side of 50, Work It Out Wednesday, Fitness Fun Friday and Forever Young Yoga classes. Work It Out Wednesday This Scan pass offers a discounted rate to all Sheila A fun motivating fitness experience! Enjoy Ray and Pavilion Fitness Members. Additionally, movement, mixing it up with various formats the 5 scan pass (has an expiration of 6 months) and that will get you moving, and keep you fit. 10 or 20 scan pass (has an expiration of 1 year). Location: Adult Center - Main Room Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am Fees: *Work It Out Wednesday will not be held on 5 Scans $20 M/$24 NM the 3rd Wednesday of the month due to the 10 Scans $37.50 M/$45 NM monthly luncheon. 20 Scans $70 M/$84 NM Take advantage of the Pavilion Fitness indoor suspended track with a track pass! If you are an Elk Grove Resident and 65 years or older your track pass is FREE. Stop in at member services on the second floor of the Pavilion.

Dancing to the 50s & 60s

Forever Young Yoga (Seated or Standing)

Enjoy the tunes of the 50s and 60s with this fun and energetic class. Nothing compares to dancing, having fun, and movement with purpose. This class is for anyone who is interested in improving their mind, balance, cardiovascular and cognitive health. You will be challenged in many fun ways. Location: Adult Center - Main Room Mondays 11:00am – 12:00pm

Improve your strength, flexibility and mobility through standing or seated yoga poses specifically adapted for seniors at any level of health and fitness. Incorporate breathing techniques, gradual stretching and relaxation in this class. Yoga reduces stress, improves circulation and builds community connections. It also positively addresses chronic health conditions. Location: Adult Center - Main Room Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 9:45am

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July - Arlington Race Track

It’s a great day for racing! Arlington Park’s world famous cantilevered roof will shade you as you sit in their premium box seats. The package includes admission to Arlington International, an Arlington Program, reserved Box seat, and a ticket to the Grandstand Grab N Go. It’s a great lunch for you to pick up and eat in your seat. Fee: $55 M / $60 R NM / $72 NR NM Min: 15 / Max: 30 Age: 18+ yrs Thu, Jul 12 Deadline: Thu, Jun 28 Code: 301512-01 Depart: Pavilion South Parking Lot: 11:30 am Return: Pavilion South Parking Lot: 5:00 pm

Trips

August - Lynfred Winery Tasting & Tour

Grab some friends, and get ready for an educational tour of the Lynfred wine production area along with a guided sampling of seven Lynfred wines. Fee: $45 M / $50 R NM / $54 NR NM Min: 15 / Max: 30 Age: 21+ yrs Tue, Aug 21 Deadline: Tue, Aug 7 Code: 301513-01 Depart: Pavilion South Parking Lot: 1:00pm Return: Pavilion South Parking Lot: 4:00 pm

September - Fitzgerald’s Fish Boil

If you have never been to Fitzgerald’s Famous Fish Boil, you are not only missing out on a fun afternoon, but also the excitement of watching them prepare the fish by throwing kerosene on the fire and seeing the water boil over. It is the best fish around, and you can also have their famous BBQ chicken. This is an all-you-can-eat event and lunch will include fish, chicken, boiled potatoes & onions, coleslaw, salted rye bread and apple square for dessert. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy in Lake Geneva. Fee: $47 M / $52 R NM / $55 NR NM Min: 44 / Max: 70 Age: 18+ yrs Wed, Sep 5 Deadline: Wed, Sep 22 Code: 401501-01 Depart: Pavilion South Parking Lot: 10:30 am Return: Pavilion South Parking Lot: 6:00 pm

M = Member R NM = Resident Non-Member NR NM = Non-Resident Non-Member We attempt to give you as much info as possible regarding the required walking during each trip. The symbols below will allow you to make a more informed decision regarding trip registration. minimal walking moderate walking heavy walking

There’s always a spot waiting for you at our tables!

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Community News and Resources Friends gather together at the Sheila Ray Adult Center.

Adult Trips

AMITA (Alexian Brothers) Older Adult Service Office

Register with Code TRIPS to have a complimentary trip brochure mailed to your home.

Newsletter Mailing Service

If you would like to receive the bi-monthly Adult Center Buzz Newsletter by mail, register at AHC Customer Service. Newsletters may be picked up, free of charge, at the AHC Customer Service desk. A one year subscription can be mailed to your house. (6 newsletters) Fee: $9 R M / $11 NR Code: BUZZ

Pace Dial-a-ride

To make your reservation, call (847) 299-6212 one hour before you need a ride. Tell the dispatcher where you are and where you need to go. Persons over 65 years pay a reduced one-way fare of $0.65. Hours of service: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday

Information/Referral source for community health and social service networks call (847) 956-5465.

Kenneth Young Services

The Kenneth Young Center for Seniors can provide counseling, assistance with housekeeping, meals, and link up with many other service providers. Home Delivered Meals and Counseling & Circuit Breaker Appointments can be made with the Kenneth Young Representative. To sign up contact the Kenneth Young Center services, please call (847) 524-8800.

Township Dial-a-bus

EG Township Door-to-Door Senior Bus Service, (847) 437-0300. This “Senior Bus� is for anyone 55 years and older, handicapped or not, living in Elk Grove Township. You must call the day before to arrange for a pickup and it will take you anywhere in Elk Grove Township. Gina presents Rae with her raffle winnnings. Page 10


Birthdays

and many more...

July

Beverly Cisar Frank Mumenthal Katheleen Worthington Margaret DeSimone Takako Tomioka Helen Cleary Monique Zasi Donald Doucette Doreen Rodgers Nicki Malevitis Donald Sobeck Geraldine Kilduff Magdalena Martin Cathy Brown Marge Moore Marion Stewart-Moss Phyllis Stone Anne Lynn Jeffrey Cappello Helen Leski Marian LeBlanc Jeff Silberg Anita Doucette Sally Howe

August

Nancy Wong Lillian Mayer Marilyn Lorch Don McNeil Mary Anne Nelson

August contd. 7/2 7/3 7/3 7/4 7/7 7/8 7/12 7/15 7/15 7/20 7/20 7/21 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/25 7/25 7/26 7/27 7/27 7/28 7/29 7/31 7/31 8/1 8/5 8/7 8/9 8/14

Edward Mueller Janice Beck Dawn Mow Davis Gonzalez Diana Marino JoAnn Nardiello Carol Klocek Karen Cappello Lorraine Pietrandoni

8/19 8/21 8/25 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30 8/30 8/31

Membership & FAQ’s What is the cost of your memberships? Sheila Ray Adult Center Membership Fees $30.00 Residents/ $40.00 Non-Residents per year What does membership include? Admission to SRAC Center M-F, open to close, access to all activity groups and member rates on all applicable programs, events and trips. Can a Non-member attend the center? Yes, daily admission is offered at the Al Hattendorf Customer Service. $2.00 Residents /$4.00 Non-Residents Page 11

Herb & Barb

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS We have many new members so be sure to say “Hi!” when you see a new face and invite them to your favorite group or activity. Some of our newer members are: Dora Briggs, Lee Berkhoff, Marcia Davis, Anne Gallagher, and Nancy Pfannkuche.


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