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J . L . Tu r n e r C e n t e r June Newsletter FiftyForward enriches the lives of adults 50+ by providing pathways to health, well-being, and lifelong learning. June 2014

Letter from the Director Dear Turner Center Members, The FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center is once again asking for your support. We will be putting out a giving tree during the month of June to request donations of kitchen items (plastic cutlery/ cups, napkins, paper plates, disposable tablecloths, iced tea bags, etc.) and office supplies (pens, post-it notes, white out, copy paper, etc.). Your donations will be used throughout the coming months for the multitude of programs and social activities that we offer. Thanks to receiving many of these items as donations we are able to keep the cost of our events low and even allows us to do many events at no charge to our members. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of the Turner Center – we appreciate it! ~ Megan

Safety First! June is National Safety Month and the Turner Center will be focusing our activities on Senior Safety. We’ve got events planned that will help you with home safety and financial safety. Sgt. Linn from the Metro Nashville Police Department will be sharing information on the importance of Neighborhood Watch Programs as well as knowing when to call 911. We are also pleased to welcome Judy Langston with Smart911 to discuss setting up a safety profile for your household. In keeping with “Safety

Question: I’m concerned for my elderly mother’s safety behind the

wheel. Her reflexes and eyesight are not good, and she is disabled. She is reluctant to give up driving. What

can I do?

First” the Deloitte Tech Day volunteers will be available to discuss internet safety, among other things tech related. Our friends at SunTrust bank will also be presenting on the topic of Preparing for the Unexpected. Join us this month at one of our many activities and see how you can live a safer, healthier life!

Ask The Social Worker Driving often symbolizes independence, and when that privilege is taken away, it can feel like freedom is being taken away. One option is getting your mother enrolled in a Driver Safety course offered through AARP. These courses help older adults feel safe and confident behind the wheel. If your mother’s condition is beyond this intervention, another option for maintaining her (and others’) safety, is to enroll her in the AccessRide program through the MTA. It is a transport service in Davidson County designed to meet the needs of disabled people unable to drive. She can still maintain independence by being the one to call them when she needs them. It would be beneficial for you to get your mother’s doctor involved in the conversation about driving safety – that way, she is also hearing the concern from a trusted professional. Visit www.aarp.org to learn about their Driver Safety Programs. The AccessRide program can be contacted by calling 615-880-3970.

Candace Waligora, BSW-Program Coordinator, FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center


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Special Events               

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(all events are free unless otherwise indicated)

Card Sharks: A Different Game Every Week: Tuesdays in June at 9:30a.m. until Noon Deloitte Tech Day: Thursday, June 5 from 9:30a.m.—3:00p.m. Amateur Photography Group Meeting: Monday, June 9 at 10:00a.m. Bob Ross Painting Class: Wednesday, June 11 at 2:00p.m. $25 supplies included! June Member Birthday Party: Wednesday, June 11 at 11:30a.m. Chaffin’s Barn “Grease”: Thursday, June 12 at 11:15a.m. $19 48 hour cancellation required! Creating Memoirs Storytelling Group: Thursday, June 12 at 1:00p.m. Summer Safety and Smart911: Monday, June 16 at 10:30a.m. What is Reiki?: Tuesday, June 17 at 2:00p.m. Meet and Greet: Wednesday, June 18 from 10:30a.m.—11:30a.m. Meet Regena Hooker, Bellevue Family YMCA’s new AOA Coordinator in the Turner Center lobby. Rise of the Southern Biscuit-Biscuit Making Class: Monday, June 23 at 11:30a.m. $10 Suntrust Presentation: Prepare for the Unexpected: Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30a.m. Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, June 25 at 11:30a.m. Supper Club to Red Robin: Monday, June 30 at 4:30p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive: Tuesday, July 1st from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. 28 donors needed!

On The Road with Joan—MOTORCOACH June Trip: Red Barn Winery and Vineyards in Lafayette, TN. Thursday, June 19, 2014. $37 per person (lunch included) July Trip: Sewanee University Tour, Lunch and Shopping in Sewanee, TN. Thursday, July 17, 2014. $38 per person (lunch included) August Trip: Miss Marenda’s Tea Room and Upstairs Treasures in Sparta, TN. Thursday, August 14, 2014. $28 per person (lunch is on your own) Make reservations with Joan Sincerbox at joan.sincerbox@comcast.net or 615-646-0059.

Arts and Crafts Introduction to Acrylics: Thursday, June 19 at 6:00p.m. This 6-week class includes all supplies for only $45! Crafting with Candace: No Sew Tote Bag: Friday, June 13 at 12:30p.m. Only $12 which includes all supplies. Monthly Open Studio Time: Tuesday, June 24 from 1:00p.m.—3:00p.m. Bring your art project and we will provide a quiet, creative space in which you can work. $3 fee (refreshments served).

COMING IN JULY—Art One Day: Friday, July 25 at 10:30a.m. July’s Art One Day Workshop will feature a lesson in Portrait Drawing!


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Field Trips Music for Seniors at NPT Studios: Tuesday, June 3 at 9:45a.m. $5  Mystery Trip!: Friday, June 6 at 9:30a.m. $12  Brushfire Pottery Trip: Monday, June 9 at 9:45a.m. $12  Owl’s Hill Nature Walk: Tuesday, June 10 at 9:45a.m. $10  Iris City Gardens Trip: Wednesday, June 18 at 9:15a.m. $7  Food & Fun at Warner Park: Tuesday, June 24 at 10:15a.m. Only $2 Van ride is available for $1 extra! Homemade dessert contest with prizes!  Radio Bloopers & Jazz Piano w/NPT’s Rob Gordon: Thursday, June 26 at 9:30a.m. $6 Lunchin’ Around at Rosepepper Cantina: Friday, June 27 at 10:30a.m. $6 

Groups Gather Round: Will resume on Mondays in August. Sit & Knit: Tuesdays from 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. Contact Mary Lou at mlpierce@bellsouth.net Line Dance: Beginner’s Class will resume in August. Intermediate/Advanced class each Friday at 10:30a.m. Contact Louise at lgoodman00@comcast.net Book and Written Memory Group: June is a Written Memories month. Thursday, June 26 at 1:00p.m. Contact Ann at 646-8683

Sit & Knit Questions and Answers: Fridays from 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m. Experienced knitters who are in a “knot” can get answers here. Contact Mary Lou at mlpierce@bellsouth.net Quilting: Fridays, 11:45a.m.—3:00p.m. Contact Eva at evacrsy@hotmail.com Bellevue History and Genealogy Group: Fridays in June at 9:00a.m. Friday, June 6: Landscapes Transformed: Fortifications in Tennessee during the Civil War with Thomas Flagel Friday, June 13: More History and Stories from Chronicles on the Cumberland with Paul Clements Friday, June 20: Mystery Speaker Friday, June 27: Tennessee Literary Luminaries with Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Volunteer Opportunities June Turner Center Volunteer Opportunities Saturday, June 28th from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m: Volunteers needed to work in and around the center and/or to provide lunch for workers. 2 hour shifts available. Transportation Group Lunch Outing on Wednesday, June 18th: 2 volunteers needed to attend lunch at Applebee’s to assist with 8-10 elderly adult.

Bean bags: A volunteer is needed to make or donate 8 bean bags for our Corn Hole game. Bags are needed by June 20th.


FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center 8101 Hwy 100 Nashville, TN 37221 Phone: 615-646-9622 Fax: 615-673-8729 AOA Hotline: 615-743-6222 Website: www.fiftyforward.org

E-mail: Megan Roller, Center Director, mroller@fiftyforward.org Nicole Longuevan, Program and Volunteer Manager, nlonguevan@fiftyforward.org Candace Waligora, Program Coordinator, cwaligora@fiftyforward.org Joan Sincerbox, On the Road with Joan Travel Coordinator, joansincerbox@comcast.net or (615) 646-0059

Turner at Twilight is geared towards “baby boomers”, but all members age 50+ are welcome! Please pick up a Turner at Twilight newsletter in the Turner Center lobby and see what fun evening/weekend activities we have planned for this month.

Announcements Call the Bellevue Family YMCA/FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center Active Older Adult Hotline!

615-743-6222 This recording is updated weekly with YMCA and Turner Center upcoming events and activities.

Member Appreciation Event Mention you saw the Urban Juicer logo in the FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center newsletter and receive 5% off any item.

Pancake Breakfast Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m. Ask a YMCA staff person for details.

Games Sudoku: Monday, June 2, 10:30a.m.-Noon. Contact Howard at hnphorn@aol.com. Mah-Jongg: Tuesdays, 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Contact Jane at 218-7647 or janemock@comcast.net. Bridge: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:45a.m.-3p.m. Contact Ed at 646-9202. Canasta Players: Tuesdays, 9:30a.m-3p.m. Contact Sharon at sharonreesor@bellsouth.net. Card Sharks: A Different Game Every Week: Tuesdays, 9:30a.m.—Noon June 3: Rook June 10: Pinochle June 17: Hearts June 24: Hand and Foot Bunco Bonanza: Thursday, June 19 at Noon. Please bring a snack to share with the group. Fun Friday!: Friday, June 20 at 11:45a.m. We will be learning the classic card game Cribbage this month. Lunch is provided for those who RSVP!


FiftyForward J. L. Turner June 2014 newsletter