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NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS 6, 13 & 20  Social Media Computer Classes 7  Nashville Symphony Stravinsky’s Firebird 9  Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale 12  Cooking Demonstration with Martha Wolfe 13 

Medicare Enrollment

14  Veteran’s Luncheon 20  Birthday Potluck Alex Harvey 20 Bob Ross Workshop 28 & 29  Center Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Dec 1  Christmas Parade! Dec 2  Relaxation Therapy The Red Hat Society does not meet in November

ALEX HARVEY TO SING FOR BIRTHDAY POTLUCK Born and raised in the Delta, just outside of Memphis, songwriter Alex Harvey’s music is influenced by a variety of genres. You might call him Delta Blues or Southern Rock, depending on the song he is singing, but his consistent thread is definitely Soul. For this month’s Birthday Potluck, Alex will perform some of his older tunes, like Delta Dawn and Rueben James, as well as a few of his more recent Christian songs. Plus, joining Alex with harmony vocals will be his manager/ fiancée — who is also our very own fitness instructor — Gineille Sabilino! Alex Harvey is a bit of a legend in songwriting circles and we are very fortunate to have him. Make plans to be here this November 20th. Lunch is at 11:30. Music at noon. Please bring a side dish.

STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD AT NASHVILLE SYMPHONY NOV. 7 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and his adaptation of the Russian folktale Firebird is bursting with some of the most astounding music ever written for orchestra. We are going to hear Stravinsky’s Firebird performed by the Nashville Symphony on Thursday, Nov. 7. The concert, part of the Curb Open Dress Rehearsal program, is free. The performance begins at 10 a.m., and musicians will take a 20-minute break around 11:30. We need to arrive at the Schermerhorn by 9:45 that morning, so we’ll leave the Center at 8:30. Van fee is $6. We’ll stop someplace good for lunch on the way back.

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT  WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13  10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SHIP will assist with annual enrollment by appointment. Please sign up. Need help with Prescription Plan? Complete Worksheet D (copies at Center) before your meeting.



It’s that time of year again

The Center will hold a luncheon this November 14th to honor local veterans. State Senator Jack Johnson will be here and plans to say a few words, and pianist Marcella Baker will play songs of the different branches of military. We would like to exhibit photographs and are asking all veterans to please bring at least one photograph that was taken of you while you were in the service. The sooner you can bring it, the sooner we can arrange a display. We will return all photographs. Lunch will be served at 11:30. Veterans are invited to eat free. For all others, the meal will be $4. A brief program will follow lunch at noon.

for our Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale, Saturday, November 9. We need volunteers to bake pies, cakes, cookies, breads and other goodies for the Bake Sale. It is all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5, or $20 for a family. Our men cooks flip up some delicious pancakes and sausage! Please bring your appetite — and a friend. What better way to spend your Saturday morning than with friends and good food. All proceeds benefit the programs


at FiftyForward College Grove.

RSVP is sponsoring a Toy/Gift Drive this holiday season for the children of families who are served by the Nashville Vet Center. They will deliver a collection bin to the Center in mid-November and have requested that we donate gifts. Though we do not have specific “wish lists,” RSVP suggests that classic items for elementary school children — dolls, hot wheels, board games, etc. — will make good choices. The week of December 9, RSVP will host a gift-wrapping party at each FiftyForward location, and furnish gift paper, supplies and refreshments. Date and time will be advised. We hope our members will take advantage of this opportunity to help make Christmas special for the children of our veterans.

I would also like to remind all you walkers and runners of Viva la Diva, Saturday, November 16. Whether you run or walk, this event is for you! Register now for certified 5k, 10 mile, or 1 mile run for women and men of all ages and fitness levels.



Ride our float in the College Grove Christmas Parade! NO WORK REQUIRED Just wave & have fun!

Everyone is talking about social media these days, sites like Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. If you want to get in on the fun — join the family buzz and share photos, or use social media to learn new things, explore and communicate — make plans to attend our social media class November 6, 13 and 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Instructor Cheri Barlow will focus on getting started in some social networking sites. Once you learn a few basics, you’ll be on your way! Bring your laptop and follow along, or just sit back and get the information that will make it easy to begin on your own at home. The three-week series is free to members; fee is $10 for non-members. Please sign up.

COOKING WITH MARTHA WOLFE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Former Center Director, Martha Wolfe, will lead our cooking demonstration this month. Her menu sounds scrumptious and is bound to please. Tomato Basil Soup Summer Squash Pear Salad Bread & Dessert Martha’s demonstration will begin at 10:30. Lunch will follow at 11:30 and costs $4. Please sign up by Friday, Nov. 8. Bon appétit!


$5 DISCOUNT on 2014 Membership $70 through Dec. 31

RELAXATION THERAPY RETURNS DEC. 2 Our first Relaxation session was very rewarding. And, when facilitator, Claudia Prangue, learned that there were some members who wanted to attend but couldn’t, she agreed to come back! If you have sleep or pain issues, or challenges getting the mind to settle, please join us. Claudia’s suggestions just might help you manage these problems in a natural way. Our second Relaxation session is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.

JENNIFER BROADERICK: FIFTYFORWARD’S NEW WILLIAMSON COUNTY CARE MANAGER FiftyForward recently filled its Williamson County Care Manager position with Jennifer Broaderick. Jennifer has been getting settled in at the Martin Center and is eager to get to know her country cousins in College Grove. Care Management is a free program that supports seniors who struggle with obstacles such as: • limited resources, • functional limitations, and • isolation

Jennifer has experience, and she knows how to think “outside the box,” as they say. “If you have someone who wonders if I can help,” she urged us, “send them my way and I will try.” To be eligible for services, members must: • be 50 years of age or older, • not have a care manager from another agency, • have limited income and assets, • need assistance


f you have someone who wonders if I can help … send them my way and I will try.”

If you need services, and think you might qualify, please contact Jennifer directly at: 615.376.4334. She can arrange to meet with you at home.



H.O.T.T. ZUMBA A dance-fitness class with a mixture of Zumba Gold routines, light weights (optional), kick boxing, floor exercises and a great stretch segment. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:45 am to 10:30 am

CREATIVE ARTS: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH Six-week class in session Fridays: 10 am to 1:30 pm (with break for lunch) Instructor: Renee LaRose Class fee: $65 members  $75 non-members

YOGALATES Yoga postures, combined with Mat Pilates exercises, to help improve balance and flexibility — a full body workout for all levels and body styles Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:45 am to 11:30 am

BOB ROSS PAINTING WORKSHOP Take home a finished oil painting at the end of class! Wednesday, Nov. 20: 1 to 3 pm Instructor: Liz Farar Class fee: $20 members  $23 non-members (Cost includes all supplies)

Fitness Instructor: Gineille Sabilino Class fee: $3 members  $5 non-members

MASSAGE Licensed Massage Therapist, Kathy McFarlane, has years of experience serving mature adults. Wednesdays by appointment Members: $45  Non-members: $60

LINE DANCING Beginners and experienced line dancers learn the latest and hottest line dances while getting a great cardio workout. Fridays: 10 to 11:30 Dance Instructors: Sam and Shirley Kirtley Assistant Instructor: Cathy Smotherman No fee

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Every other Thursday at 10 am Sponsor: Willowbrook

TECHNOLOGY SOCIAL MEDIA COMPUTER CLASS Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13 & 20: 10-11 am W E Instructor: Cheri Barlow N Non members: $10 for 3-week series  Please sign up


QUILTING BEE Quilters meet first and third Wednesdays Nov. 6 and 20  1 to 3 pm

LANGUAGE ARTS WRITING, ETC. For anyone who loves the written word, whether poetry, prose, fact or fiction, our writers group is open to published writers, beginners and those who are in between. Gentle critiques are given if requested. First and third Thursdays: 1 to 3 pm. Members: no fee  Non-members: $24 per year TUESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB AT FIFTYFORWARD November selection is Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys. New members welcome! Tuesday, Nov. 19  9 am

H I S T O RY BIBLE CLASS Study in Genesis will conclude Nov. 12, to be followed by an inquiry into the Apostle Peter. Contact Center for abbreviated Holiday schedule. Nov. 12  9:30 to 11:00 am Instructor: Frances Greathouse

CANASTA Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 am to 3 pm BRIDGE Mondays: 10 am to 2:30 pm POKER Wednesdays: 11 am to 1 pm Pool, Pedro, Scrabble, Rummikub, Skip-bo and other games daily.

Book Sale begins Nov. 9!

FUN & GAMES IBRARY UNITY L M M O C ROVE COLLEGE G 368.3222 inde tty Kirkem e B : te ia c so Library As 5 pm -F: 9 am to -R -W M pm Hours: 11 am to 7 : y a d s e u T days at 10 rs u h T  e Storytim Preschool 1 at 1 pm  Nov. m ra g ro P ool Home Sch

It is the mission of FiftyForward to enrich the lives of adults 50 and over by providing pathways to health, well-being and lifelong learning.

FIFTYFORWARD C OLLEGE G ROVE Phone: 368.7093 or 368.7278  Fax: 368.7935  Email: Hours: Monday through Friday  8 am to 3 pm Center Director: Sarah Stephens Program Director/Newsletter Editor: Libby C. Beeson Program Associate: Pat Connelly Williamson County FLIP Coordinator: 615.376.4332 Williamson County Care Manager: Jennifer Broadrick/376.4334 FIFTYFORWARD COLLEGE GROVE 8607 Horton Highway P.O. Box 223 College Grove, TN 37046 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

CG nov 2013 newsletter  

FiftyForward College Grove Nov 2013 newsletter