Senior Times March / April / May 2012
News and Activities for Orange County’s Older Adults
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Celebrating National Older Americans Month
SENIOR CENTERS Aging Transition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-20 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Bridge Classes & Games . . . . . . . . 20 Carrboro Senior Programming . 30-31 Dance & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Interest Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-28
Language & Other Classes . . . 21-22 Lunch at the Centers . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Note from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Orange County Senior Games . . . . 31 Organizations & Club Meetings . . . 28 Pottery Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
RSVP Volunteer Opportunities . . . 8-9 Senior Times NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 SeniorNet Computer Classes. . . 15-17 Seniors on the Road . . . . . . . . 29-30 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Support Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wellness Opportunities . . . . . . . 11-15
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www.orangecountync.gov/aging. Click on link on the left side of the Dept. on Aging Home page. To join the bi-monthly listserv, email email@example.com and request to join the list. This is a great way to stay up-to-date on what is happening at the Centers.
Spring is on the way! This issue of Senior Times is packed with lots of information and new programs. Spring is the perfect time to reassess those 2012 New Year’s resolutions. How about starting a new fitness class, taking an art class, volunteering or planning a spring trip? This year’s Older Americans Month theme “Never Too Old to Play” is perfect. What a great theme to encourage older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. Orange County is a great place to age and we want to make it even better. If you haven’t gotten involved in the 2012-2017 Master Aging Plan (MAP) process, it is not too late. The work groups have been working for several months and a draft of the plan is almost complete. Copies will be available in March at the Senior Centers and on-line at www.orangecountync.gov/aging. We will also be hosting several public comment meetings, and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Sincerely, Janice Tyler, Senior Times Managing Editor Director Orange County Department on Aging firstname.lastname@example.org
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2012 Community Resource Guide is here The Orange County Department on Aging’s new resource guide is now available at your local Senior Center. The guide can also be accessed at www.orangecountync.gov/aging. We would especially like to thank our community resource guide advertisers for their support because without them the guide would not be possible. A special thank you also to Jennifer E. Miller, a local artist, for providing the front cover artwork. On-line Registration and Credit Card Payments Accepted On-line registration is now available for many of our programs through our website, www.orangecountync.gov/aging. In addition to new on-line registration, the centers will accept credit card payments. Payments may be made using a credit card at either of our Senior Centers’ front desks or when registering on-line. Please remember you are officially registered in something once the specific program fees have been paid. Join the Senior Centers’ Email List The word is spreading about our email list. We now have over a 1,200 subscribers. If you want to be part of it, please e-mail Janice Tyler at email@example.com. We send out information about every two weeks. We hope that you will find it informative, efficient and a great way to keep up to date on what is happening at your local Senior Center. Senior Times Is on the Web To find the current issue of Senior Times online, go to our web site: www.orangecountync.gov/aging. Click on the Senior Times link on the left side of the Dept on Aging Home page. You will need Adobe Flashplayer 9. Check Out Our Column in the Chapel Hill Herald Newspaper Just a reminder, we have a column in the Chapel Hill Herald on Sundays. Look for it on Sun, Mar 25 and Apr 29.
Are You a Caregiver Running on Empty? Are you an unpaid caregiver, who needs a break from your caregiving responsibilities? If so, you may want to take advantage of the Orange County Department on Aging’s Caregivers Day Out program. It gives caregivers a chance to take a break while their loved ones socialize and participate in group activities and exercises. Caregivers Day Out is limited to 10 participants. The program is free for qualifying participants and is held on Wednesdays, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. If you are interested in being considered for participation, or would like more information, please contact our dementia outreach coordinator, Carolyn B Jefferson, RN, BSN at (919) 929-1742.
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4th Annual Resource Connections Fair The 4th Annual Resource Connections Fair is coming! It will be held Wed, May 9 at the University Mall in Chapel Hill from 10 am – 3 pm. This FREE public event provides important resources for seniors and their families. It’s designed to inform, motivate and empower Seniors and Caregivers to take charge of their lives. The Resource Connections Fair will also provide FREE refreshments, FREE entertainment, FREE raffles and other wellness displays. On-site specialists will be available for consultations, and to answer questions and concerns that are important to you. They could be about such things as: Assisted Living, Local Specialty Clinics, Adult Daycare, Alzheimer’s disease, Legal Planning, Financial Counseling, Medicare, Home Care - and more. Come! Find out what resources are available for Seniors and their family members. Learn how Orange County can be of assistance to you now - and in the future.
A Special Thank You to our HBHE Capstone Students While still in the final stages of planning, the 2012-17 Master Aging Plan would not have been possible without the dedication and diligence of our UNCCH School of Public Health – Health Behavior Health Education Program (HBHE) Capstone Team. The team included Phoebe Goldberg, Laura Major, Marcia Perritt, Hannah Prentice-Dunn and Rebecca Woodruff. These students worked long hours, led many community workgroups, complied much information and all the way, kept smiling. The Department on Aging staff and our entire aging community want to say thank you for sharing your expertise, enthusiasm, and desire to help make Orange County one of the best places to age in America!
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Golden Age Happy Circle: Always on a Mission!
If you enjoy helping others in need, collaborating with community based organizations and the Senior Center on special projects, (i.e. the annual May Day Celebration), consider joining the Golden Age Happy Circle. Last year, it’s members collected approximately 300 lbs of donated food for the Inter-Faith Council (IFC), and raised $100, which was sent to the American Red Cross. In addition, benevolence and fruit baskets were delivered to sick and shut in persons throughout the year. The Golden Age Happy Circle meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Seymour Center. In addition, the club organizes one outing a year, celebrates members’ birthdays every quarter, and recognizes members for their volunteer services annually at the NC Association of Senior Clubs State District Conference. If you are interested in being a part of this organization, please contact Lula Alston at (919) 967-5706.
Two Keys to Defying Gravity
We’ve all experienced it. We’re walking along, perhaps on uneven ground or a slippery surface, when one foot goes out from under us and down we go! As we get older, these types of occurrences may become more frequent. Defying gravity – by staying upright on our feet – can become more difficult for many different reasons. We may not have as much leg strength as when we were younger. In addition, the sensory systems that tell us how we are oriented in space can undergo age-related changes that affect balance. Fortunately, you can hone your gravity-defying skills using two simple keys. The first key is to improve your leg muscle strength. Try this. Sit in a firm chair that is not too low. Fold your arms across your chest. Keeping your arms folded, try standing. If you are unable to stand up, then unfold your arms and push up using your hands. Repeat this activity of standing up and sitting down 5 times in a row, 2 or 3 times a day if possible. The second key is to improve your balance. Stand next to your kitchen counter, holding on to the counter as needed, and lift one foot off the floor. Let go of the counter and see how long you can keep your foot in the air, up to 20 or 30 seconds. Practice 2 or 3 times a day with each leg. Using these two keys will help make you a winner in the gravity-defying competition!
Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and sees patients at University Physical Therapy. She specializes in helping people with balance problems or neurological disorders. To make an appointment with University Physical Therapy at the Seymour Center, call (919) 732-6600, or (919) 624-0388 for an appointment at the Central Orange Senior Center with Elder-Fit In-Home Rehab Physical Therapy.
Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center’s and Seymour Center’s Annual Meetings Both of the Friends Annual meetings are open to current and potential members. If you are interested in becoming a Senior Center Friend and learning more about the upcoming programming and future plans, please join us. The meeting for the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center will be held on Fri, May 11, 10 – 11 am, and the annual meeting of the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center will be held on Thurs, May 17, 1 - 2 pm.
15th Annual Community Dinner Come to the 15th Annual Community Dinner celebrating Orange County’s rich cultural diversity through food and entertainment on Sunday, April 15 at 1 pm in McDougle School’s Cafetorium, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Carrboro. Tickets will be $3 for children 10 and under and $8 for adults. For more information, go to www.communitydinner.org, or call the Carrboro Branch Library at (919) 969-3006. A limited number of tickets for seniors in need will be available from Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025 at the Seymour Center. Donations of $22 will feed a family of four.
One-Stop Early Voting at the Seymour Center Monday - Friday April 19 - May 4 Saturday April 21, 28, May 5
Optimist Club Oratorical Contest The Optimist Club of Chapel HIll along with the Seymour Center will host an Oratorical Contest open to students age 17 or younger (as of 12/31/2012) on the topic, “How My Optimism Helps Me Overcome Obstacles.” Join us in the audience to listen and support these aspiring orators. Fee: Free Seymour Center Sat, Mar 31 • 10 am – 1 pm
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In Praise of Age TV Show In Praise of Age is a weekly award winning television show dedicated to informing and entertaining Orange County citizens on aging issues. These half-hour shows are sponsored by the Department on Aging, Carol Woods Retirement Community, and the Friends of the Seymour Center and the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center. Show times: Saturdays at 7:30 pm onTime Warner Cable TV, Channel 8 in Chapel Hill, Channel 4 in Carrboro and Channel 18 in the Durham area. The program is shown on Mondays at 10:30 am at both the Seymour Center, and the Central Orange Senior (Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday) March 3: What You Need to Know to Manage Your Medications: Part 1 - With Jena Ivy Burkhart, Pharm D, BCPS, CPP, UNC School of Pharmacy. This was part of the Aging 101 series. It is on medication management which is especially important as people grow older. (From Aug 28, 2010) March 10: What You Need to Know to Manage Your Medications: Part 2 - With Jena Ivy Burkhart, Pharm D, BCPS, CPP, UNC School of Pharmacy. This is the continuation of the Aging 101 session on medication management. (From Oct 16, 2010)
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March 17: 2011 Town Treasures Reception - Enjoy the highlights of the reception held on Feb 8 at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center to recognize the 2011 Town Treasures. The “Treasurers” were honored for their contributions. They are: Dr. Richie Bell, Rita Berman, Don Boulton, Thelma Boyd, Eunice Brock, Doris Cotton, Betsy Fenhagen, H.G. Jones, Lily Pratt, John Sanders, and Alice Welsh.
March 24: Life and Music of Cole Porter: Part 1 The PrimeTime Players presented a variety show celebrating the life and music of Cole Porter through dance, song and performance at the Seymour Center in Dec, 2011. This is your chance to see it if you missed the live performance. March 31: Life and Music of Cole Porter: Part 2 – This is the second half of the Prime Time Players presentation of their show celebrating the life and music of Cole Porter at the Seymour Center in Dec, 2011. Also, Bobbie Lubker interviewed Cole Porter “himself” on his life. April 7: Making the Decision to Stay at Home or Move: What Are the Real Options? Part 1 - With Kate Barrett, MSW, LCSW, formerly with the Orange County Department on Aging. This was from an Aging 101 session. (From July 31, 2010) April 14: Making the Decision to Stay at Home or Move: What Are the Real Options? Part 2 - With Kate Barrett, MSW, LCSW, formerly with the Orange County Department on Aging. This was the continuation of an Aging 101 session. (From Sept 11, 2010) April 21: Breaking UNC Faculty Barriers - Hortence McClinton shared her experience as the first black faculty member at UNC - Chapel Hill, four decades ago, and elements of her 18 years of service to the School of Social Work. Hosted by Florence Soltys. (From Aug 26, 2006) April 28: Retired? Yes! Lookin’Good? You Betcha - Bobbie Lubker, host, had an informative interview with John O’Neill, president and owner of O’Neill’s Clothing. He shared his experience with men’s clothing, how styles, fabrics, and attitudes toward dress have changed over the
years. During the interview, Dr John Lynn Lubker modeled samples of the latest clothing styles. (From June 12, 2010) May 5: Wisdom About Aging - Jerry Passmore, former Director of the Orange County Department on Aging, gave a presentation at the Seymour Center in Feb on the results of a survey of older adults who shared their thoughts and insights about their past, present and future aging experience. “Do you want to live to be over a 100 years of age? What’s on your bucket list before you die?” Tune in and find out. May 12: Maximizing Independence at Home: Part 1 - With Vibeke Talley, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, formerly with the Orange County Department on Aging. This was one of the Aging 101 series on Aging in Place. Every adult should be familiar with this information as they grow older. (From Aug 7, 2010) May 19: Maximizing Independence at Home: Part 2 - With Vibeke Talley, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, formerly with the Orange County Department on Aging. This is the continuation of an Aging 101 session on Aging in Place. (From Sept 18, 2010) May 26: Discovering New Relationships in Mid and Later Life: A Forum - Jerry Passmore, former Department on Aging Director, and family gerontologist by training, introduced a panel on common myths and facts about relationships in later life. Pete Wehr, moderator, introduced panelists Rita Berman, Emily Gordon, and Wally Freedman. (From Aug 15, 2009)
Help the Seymour Center - Donate a Vehicle Do you have a car you want to get rid of (running or not)? Do you want to avoid the hassle of selling it? If so, consider donating it to the Seymour Center - and get a tax deduction, too! Funds from donated vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, RVs/campers, semi-tractors, farm equipment, horse trailers, boats, airplanes and motorized wheelchairs) will help support the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center with its many programs and services. To donate, call 1-(877) 537-5277 and talk to our representative to schedule a convenient pick up to meet. After your vehicle has been sold, you will be mailed a receipt for your tax records, and the money from the sale will be donated to the Friends of the Seymour Center in your name.
Ideas and Suggestions: Please complete our Annual Interest Survey Do you have new class ideas or suggestions for Orange County Senior Centers? We would love to hear from you! Please drop by your local Senior Center to pick up a survey or go to www. orangecountync.gov/aging and complete it online. Surveys will be available from March 1 – May 11. Please call the Central Orange Senior Center at (919) 245-2015 and the Seymour Center at (919) 968-2070 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Additional Parking + “Stepping Up” Your Exercise
Do you find it hard to find a parking place at the Seymour Center? Do you want to increase your exercise routine to include a few more steps? Here’s the perfect solution! Those who are able, just drive a little farther up the driveway past the Seymour Center, to the Southern Human Services Center’s parking lot. There you will generally find plenty of parking and a sidewalk so that you can walk safely. No longer will you have to park along the curb where you might be “surprised” to find your vehicle has gotten some dings and scratches while you were gone. There is also an exercise benefit to parking at the Southern Human Services Center. According to Medical Researchers, exercise sharply reduces the risk of diabetes, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. It can also reduce the
risks, or recurrence, of certain cancers as well as reducing fatigue, back pain, and improving brain function. One doctor stated in a News & Observer article that someone would have to take about 200 different medications to get the same positive effects that exercise has on the body. With all the positive benefits of exercise – decide to include a few more steps. (Did you know the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends people taking 10,000 steps per day which is approximately 1.5 mi? That’s a little more than 30 min of physical activity which is recommended to help maintain good health.) Why not choose to park a little farther away and save the Seymour Center spaces for those who really do need to park nearby. In addition, you’ll reap the benefits of a little more exercise!
Come, Cheer Teri Swezey as She Begins Her Walk Across the USA! Join us as we support Teri Swezey in her walk from the East coast to the West coast to raise awareness and funds for vulnerable elderly and caregivers. Her walk will begin in early March and finish in September. Help us in this great venture, as we keep track of Teri’s whereabouts and view photos throughout her mission. The Send Off Party is going to be fantastic! Its theme song is “I’m Walking” by Fats Domino. We will have music, food, entertainment and more. Please sign up and support this send off!! Fee: FREE. Seymour Center on Mon, Feb 27 at 2 pm!
New Occupational Therapist Jenny Womack, an occupational therapist and faculty member in Occupational Science and Therapy at UNC-CH, is working one day a week with the AgingTransitionsTeam. Jenny’s focus is on home and personal safety, community mobility, driving, wellness, and assistive technologies issues. To schedule an appointment with Jenny, please call (919) 968-2087. Here are some upcoming educational events: Another Day Behind the Wheel: Maintaining Fitness to Drive. Maintaining the ability to safely drive depends on personal factors as well as your automobile and the driving conditions. See “Other Classes”section for more information, page 21. CARFIT: See: Special Events section for more information. Sat, May 19, page 22. Personal Transportation Consultation – See: Wellness Individual Services for details on page 15. Call the Aging Transitions Helpline at (919) 968-2087 to schedule an appointment with Jenny.
COMING BACK: “Friend-to-Friend” Are you interested in volunteering to be a senior “friend?” Are you a senior in the community who would like to be matched with a “friend?” Call our Aging Transitions Information Line at (919) 968-2087 to get more information about the upcoming restart of this great program! Keep your eye out at the Central Orange Senior Center and the Seymour Center to find out when we will begin training and interviewing volunteers to get this program back up and running again!
5th Anniversary Gala – Seymour Center Mark your calendar for Wednesday evening, May 30, 4-8 pm for the Seymour Center 5th Anniversary Gala event. Come dressed in your best and help us celebrate with live music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, sparkling beverages, a fashion show, a chance to mingle with many of the program staff from the last 5 years - and more. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been coming to the Seymour Center during the last 5 years, or have never been there before – this special event is open to all!. This gala is co-sponsored with the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. RSVP by calling the Seymour Center at (919) 968-2070.
Aging Transitions Administrator Selected That smiling face that you’ve been seeing at the Seymour Center is now a permanent fixture. Mary Fraser, DSW, has been hired as the full-time, Aging Transitions Administrator for the Orange County Department on Aging. Mary was asked to fill the post temporarily last May while the Department searched for the right person to fill the job. After a few months and an extensive search, it became clear that Mary was the one! Mary will not only supervise the AgingTransitions unit but will also continue to serve as the Master Aging Plan (MAP) Co-Chair. She is excited about all the things the Aging Transitions Unit can do over the coming year to help older adults navigate the health and social services systems, learn about resources to safely age in place, and support caregivers. To contact Mary, call her at (919) 968-2085 or mfraser@ co.orange.nc.us.
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The Senior Wellness Clinic at The Seymour Center Clinic’s Purpose: The purpose of this new multidisciplinary clinic is to enable seniors to live independently in the community by focusing screening and treatment on mood, memory, mobility, and falls prevention. By early identification of risk factors we hope to prevent the negative consequences of falls and disability. Team of Specialists in Aging: ◆ Geriatrician ◆ Occupational Therapist ◆ Pharmacist ◆ Physical Therapist ◆ Social Worker ◆ Dietitian
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What will a visit to the clinic include? ◆ Multidisciplinary assessments ◆ Clients can expect to spend 1-2 hours or so visiting with the team. ◆ We work together to create individual recommendations for medical care, exercise, or environmental risks. Also, we might suggest further testing and/or individual and family counseling. ◆ We will schedule a second visit to follow-up on our recommendations. ◆ The team’s findings will be shared with the client’s primary care doctor. What if a person already has a doctor? Our team will not replace a person’s regular doctor. We plan to support the care of primary physicians by offering this specialty screening clinic and maintaining open lines of communication with your doctor. How do I make an appointment? The clinic is held Thursdays at 8:15 am to 12 noon at the Seymour Center on 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill, NC. Please call Yvette Hall at the UNC Center for Aging and Health at (919) 8434096 to schedule an appointment. Please, do not call the Seymour Center to schedule appointments. This clinic is offered through a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center of Aging and Health and the Orange County Department on Aging.
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Let Us Know What You Think About the Proposed MAP The Orange County Master Aging Plan (MAP) 2012-2017 will be ready for your review and comments in March. Copies of the plan will be available at the Seymour Center, the Central Orange Senior Center or for review on-line at www.orangecountync. gov/aging Needs identified by the many people working on the MAP, and the proposed goals and recommendations to address them over the next five years are included. Your input is very important before it is submitted to the Board of County Commissioners in May. Did we miss something? It is extremely important to get the plan right, because it will impact future community services and county budget allocations. If you want something to be developed, expanded or changed that is not mentioned in the draft Plan, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU NOW! Commenting on the Plan is easy! Through the end of March, you can turn in the review sheet at the back of the Plan to either Senior Center. You can also send an email or leave a voice mail message for Janice Tyler, Director of the Orange County Department on Aging at (919) 9682071 email@example.com, or you can attend one of the community meetings. Public comment meetings will be held: Tues, Mar 13 10 am Seymour Center
Thurs, Mar 15 7 pm Central Orange Senior Center Mon, Mar 19 11 am Central Orange Senior Center or 6:30 pm Seymour Center Wed, Mar 21 2 pm Century Center, Carrboro or Lattisville Grove Church 6 pm Thurs, Mar 22 1 pm McCoys Temple, Efland Help us plan for the future of Orange County’s older adults! We want to make this an ideal place for people to grow older!
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Come to a Senior Center for “ONE-STOP SHOPPING”
Social workers at both the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center are now able to help seniors apply for a variety of financial aid services - such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly Food Stamps), Energy Assistance, Medicaid and can also help people complete an application to reduce their Orange County property taxes. Our Aging Transition social workers are able to discuss your questions and concerns about these programs in a confidential setting, and to complete the required paper work. Now, you do not have to go to the Department of Social Services (DSS). This is called, “One-Stop Shopping”. You go to the senior centers for programs, meals, exercises, classes, fellowship, trips, etc – now you can apply for special assistance, too! To find out if you qualify for any of these programs, call the Aging Transitions Help Line at (919) 968-2087, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm to make an appointment.
Are You Turning 65 Within the Next Six Months? Are you in the “Boomer” generation? Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? If so, come to a seminar offered by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), and the Orange County Department on Aging. It will give you an overview of how to enroll in Medicare – including what Medicare Parts A, B, and D cover, as well as basic information on supplemental insurances. People turning age 65, both those who are retiring/ retired as well as those who are continuing to work, should come learn about health coverage – as well
as what they need to do to avoid penalties. General information on choosing a plan during this once in a lifetime “window” will be covered – including Medicare Advantage Plans (Pt. C). For those with qualifying incomes, there will also be information on subsidies that help pay for Medicare Part B, and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) premiums. Come to a Medicare Information Seminar on March 20 at 10:30 am at the Seymour Center, or to the one on March 21 at 10:30 am at the Central Orange Senior Center. Call Latonya Brown at (919) 968-2082 for more information on the seminars, or on how to get the needed information if you cannot attend.
Senior Times Pick-Up Locations Pick up your Senior Times at one of these locations or watch for it in the Sunday Herald Sun newspaper the second Saturday of the month when the quarterly Senior Times is published. The drop site for the Chapel Hill Library has been temporarily discontinued. For the most current pick up locations, www.orangecountync.gov/aging/PickUpLocations.asp. Chapel Hill-Carrboro: Arts Center, Carolina Springs, Carol Woods, Carrboro Public Library, Carrboro Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau, Conner Drive medical offices, Covenant Place, Elmo’s Diner, First Baptist Manley Estates, Harris Teeter Chapel Hill North, Hatfield Berang Hearing Center, Meadowmont – Café Carolina and the Cedars, Ram’s Plaza (CVS Pharmacy), Seymour Center, Timberlyne (J&J Deli), Tony Hall & Associates, University Mall-Cameron’s & Service Desk, Weaver Street Market. NEW Outdoor Racks: Fly Leaf Books, Harris Teeter (Chapel Hill North & University Mall), Homestead Square (MLK Jr Blvd), Nice Price Books, Orange County Dept Social Services (Homestead Rd), Seymour Center outside, UNC Ambulatory Care Center (Mason Farm Rd) Hillsborough: Brookshire Nursing Home, Cardinal State Bank, Carillon Senior Living, Carolina Vision, Central Orange Senior Center, Chamber of Commerce, Dentist Dr Sam Chang (N Churton St), Dentist Dr Berry-Holly (Meadowlands), Duke Family Practice, Durham Tech-OC campus student break room, Handy Andy’s (Caldwell), OCIM (Orange Congregations in Mission) Meals on Wheels, Orange County Dept Social Services, Orange County Government (West Campus on Margaret Lane), Orange County Health Dept, Orange County Library, Orange County Manager’s Office lobby, Orange County School Board, Piedmont Veterinary Hospital, Service Department (New Hwy 86), State Employees’ Credit Union (Old Hwy 86), Town of Hillsborough Mayor’s office, UNC Family Medicine (Old Hwy 86), Weaver St Market. NEW Outdoor Racks: Bojangles, Central Orange Senior Center, Cup a Joe, newsstand corner downtown, Durham Tech Park & Ride lot, Lloyd’s Citgo, Randy’s Citgo, Red & White Convenience Store (Efland), Triangle SportsPlex Person County: 501 BP Gas Station
Physical Therapy Clinics Offered at Senior Centers Are you in need of some physical therapy? Has your healthcare provider prescribed it? It’s available Tuesdays and Thursdays at both the Seymour and Central Orange Senior Centers. Private Insurance and Medicare accepted. Call (919) 732-6600 for an appointment at the Seymour Center, Chapel Hill with University Physical Therapy. Call (919) 624-0388 for an appointment at the Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough with ElderFit In-Home Rehab Physical Therapy.
LEGAL SERVICES Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc is a non-profit, federally funded organization that provides free legal assistance, advice, and representation to low-income individuals and senior citizens on a variety of non-criminal legal issues. Areas include consumer/debtor issues, public benefit denials/appeals, employment, and mortgage foreclosure defense, as well as housing and family law. At the senior centers they execute Simple Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Volunteer attorneys, including James Wilde and James Sheldon, donate their time to execute documents and advise people on elder law issues. APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED. Call (800) 672-5834 Monday through Friday (9 am – 5 pm) to schedule an appointment. Seymour Center Tues: Mar 6, 13; Apr 3, 10; May 1, 8 9 am – 12 noon Central Orange SC Tues: Mar 27; Apr 24; May 22 9 am – 12 noon
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RSVP 55+ Volunteer Viewpoint
Annette Jurgelski, RSVP Volunteer
Twice a year Darryl and Mary Freedman share a love of theatre and donate countless hours to the annual spring play festival and the fall musical variety show held at the Seymour Center. As director, Mary chooses the content, recruits performers and supervises rehearsals. Darryl, who describes himself as an observer of Mary’s activities, contributes his expertise to stage lighting and sound, and finally to making a video of the production. The Freedmans met when Mary was a senior in high school.” Of their 52 years of marriage, he says, “The first 50 years were the hardest. It became easier after that.” Mary made her singing debut at the age of 8 and her acting debut at age 12. “Theatre has been my hobby – never my career,” she recalls. After earning a master’s degree in public administration, she worked and became Director of Corporate Training for Durham Technical Community College. While working and raising three children she went to Community Theater to both perform and work behind the scenes. For years, she has acted in Durham Savoyard productions, most recently singing in the chorus of Princess Ida. Darryl’s background as an electrical engineer with IBM readily qualifies him for the technical side of productions. He is also president of VIVA Associates, which offers videography and video instruction services. Frequently, he volunteers his time to create and edit videos of community events. “Ten percent of the labor is videotaping,” he says. “The other 90 percent is editing the tape into a production that people will like to see.” He and Mary also run a small business using animation software developed by his son, and offer free animation services to schools within an hour’s drive of their home. When Darryl and Mary started coming to the Senior Center on Elliott Rd in 2002, it didn’t have a stage. The outlet for theatre buffs was the Village Revue, an acting troupe that entertained in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With the new facilities at the Seymour Center, including a theater, Mary and Darryl formed the Prime Time Players with other volunteers. In May, the Players will present a program of 10 minute
Where might you find Darryl and Mary Freedman? As avid travelers, you might find them anywhere! Here they are at the Grand Canyons! Next thing you know they will be on stage at the Seymour Center!
plays written by local playwrights. Past plays have been well received, although Mary recalls one about which she had some doubts. “The main character visits a funeral home to plan his own funeral,” she recalled, “In one scene, he even gets into the coffin. We thought no one would like it, but they did!” In the fall, the group will present a Richard Rodgers’ two-act production. The first act will feature numbers from Rodgers & Hart productions while the second one will be songs and dances from Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals. Interested participants should contact Mary who is confident the show will live up to the high standards set by the 2010 Gershwin show, and the Cole Porter show in 2011. “They get better every year,” she says. Although performances have been in the Seymour Center’s auditorium, on March 23 at 2 pm, the Prime Time Players will bring their Cole Porter review to the Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough, for an afternoon of music and inspiration. How long will the Freedmans continue their central role with the Prime Time Players? “I’d be happy to have someone else direct so that I could go back on stage,” Mary says. Until then… ACTION! Volunteers 55+ (with the acting bug) are invited to join RSVP and the Prime Time Players for a little bit of Broadway. Contact RSVP (919) 968-2056 to explore this, or other rewarding volunteer opportunities.
Enjoyable Exercise, Optimal Health
Helping Seniors be their Best since 1997
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a FREE tax service, is offered for clients of any age whose family income is low to moderate. IRS-trained and certified volunteers prepare computerized federal and North Carolina tax returns. Service is available across Orange and Chatham counties at no charge, including electronic filing. If your tax return is complex or lengthy, please contact a paid tax consultant. For appointments in Orange County, call (919) 968-2086, 2452010 or 968-4610. Spanish-speaking clients call (919) 245-2010 and leave a message For appointments in Chatham County, call Chris Carter, (919) 542-4512. Spanish-speaking clients call (919) 742-1448. All clients –- appointment and walk-ins—should call to find out if they are eligible and what they need to bring to their tax site. RSVP-VITA is sponsored & coordinated by RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program, a division of the Orange County Department on Aging. Walk-In Service Sites The following sites offer walkin service if there is an open appointment. Clients must arrive no later than 2 hours prior to closing time for the tax site. Appointments may also be available on other days. Schedules are subject to change. Chapel Hill - Seymour Center 2551 Homestead Rd Thursdays, 9 am - 3 pm Fridays, 9 am - 3 pm Saturdays, 9 am – 11 am Chapel Hill - Women’s Center 210 Henderson St Mondays 10 am – 6 pm last walk-in Apr 16, 3 pm Hillsborough - Central Orange Senior Center Meadowlands Dr, next to the SportsPlex Saturdays, 9 am – 11 am
Kevin Kirk, Owner
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Hillsborough – Dept of Social Services 113 Mayo St. Wednesdays, 9 am – 11 am
March - May 2012
VOLUNTEER CALENDAR & OPPORTUNITIES Call RSVP Volunteer Program, (919) 968-2056, or visit www.orangecountync.gov KEYWORD: RSVP • Monthly by the 10th: Submit your RSVP Help with tasks such as painting, framing or volunteer hours for the previous month’s general construction skills. No experience necessary. 4 - 8 hours once a month service to the RSVP Office • Monthly trainings - Help adults improve • Have an hour? Join the Seymour Garden Group: 9:30 am, 1st Friday for planning. their reading, math, writing and English lanOr for gardening times: 3rd Fridays and fol- guage skills. No prior tutoring or teaching experience necessary, (919) 636-4457, www. lowing Mondays • First Wednesdays, March, April, and May orangeliteracy.org/tutors • Senior Education Corps: Free trainings 10 am to 12 noon: new RSVP Volunteer Information Sessions to receive assistance in to help students in our schools become eager readers or writers. Get started this July finding a place to volunteer with the year ‘round school in Hillsborough • Could you step in and speak up for a or in September in a school near you. Free child in court? Children need someone to training give them a voice and see that their best in• Know anyone who would make a comterests are served www.gal15b.org passionate listener for someone on hospice • If you strengthen a child on the inside, service? Call about becoming a hospice vols/he will be strong on the outside. Become unteer. a Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate with a local • Bring the Garden into everyone’s lives at student. See separate article. Training: March a local community garden. Work alongside 15, 17 & 19. www.blueribbonmentors.org individuals with developmental disabilities • Join your friends and carpool to volun- who use their gleanings to learn to cook, or teer to help riders with developmental dis- to give back to the community kitchen. Drivabilities benefit from riding horses. No horse ers also needed to pick up and drive particiexperience necessary. Indoor and outdoor pants to related activities. arenas. Summer schedule • Curious about which local government • Handy? Work alongside others to help boards have vacancies? May be a spot for new homeowners build their own home. you. www.co.orange.nc.us/boards/listing.asp
Senior Net Volunteers Needed Opportunities for instructors and coaches are available for people with a basic working knowledge of computer software and hardware. (Coaching positions as assistant can be used to train those aspiring to be instructors). Prospective volunteers should also possess the desire and skills to share their knowledge with others in a “team based” and “user friendly” environment. Most courses are offered during the daytime. Additional offerings may take place in the evening and on weekends, if volunteers are available. Future offerings such as basic graphics, multi-media applications and genealogy will depend on the interests of the students and the skill sets of the volunteers. Contact Jim McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, or to volunteer.
Make a Perfect Match The Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate program gives adult volunteers a chance to help strengthen a child on the inside. Along with family participation, Mentors are the people who volunteer to make a difference in our students’ lives. We need one mentor for every student in the program. Students are waiting. We need you! Once you help identify the student’s potential, you would help that child find ways to tap into that potential for growth. You would also help your mentee succeed by becoming an advocate. A successful advocate makes sure that their mentee is receiving the services they need in school, and helps the student take advantage of other supports in the community. Visit our website to learn about children in need of a Mentor or read about success stories. If you strengthen a child on the inside, s/he will be strong on the outside. Training: March 15, 17 & 19. www.blueribbonmentors.org
University Mall Walking Program
Mall open for walkers every Monday – Friday, 7:30 am * 3rd TUESDAY EACH MONTH * Mar 20 – “Get Your Plate in Shape” - Join Nutritionist from the Orange County Health Department as they discuss the 2012 National Nutrition Month theme and how to apply it to your own plate. Apr 17 – Foot Care and Exercise - Dr. Howard Kashefsky, DPM, is the Podiatric Director for the UNC Wound Management Clinic. He will discuss foot care and its importance to exercise. May 15 – Reiki/Reflexology – What is this? - Learn about these alternative therapies offered at the Senior Centers by the providers, Lorraine Lewis, Reiki Practitioner and Vimle Bajpai, Certified Reflexologist, from the Seymour Center and Sallie McDevitt, Reiki Practitioner, from Central Orange. 8:00 am – Warm-Up Exercises - Mall Center Court 8:20 am – Breakfast served in The Weathervane @ A Southern Season
Interested in Free Tax Help? DID YOU KNOW? • Is This Service For You? Call or see the website for information on income limits & what to bring. www. orangecountync.gov KEYWORD: VITA •Walk-In with NOAppointment? Service provided if there is a cancellation and time permits. Walk-in clients must arrive at least 2 hours before closing for the possibility of being served.
WELCOME, NEW RSVP VOLUNTEERS
James Burnett, Jessie Clark, Beverly Day, Sam Gall, Jim Garland, Douglas Hart, Gail Hegedus, Kathleen Lavery, Oren Leblang, Katharine Little, William “Bill” Martens, Alexis Maxwell, Sallie McDevitt, Judy McGhee, Curtis McLaughlin, Imogene Nicholson, Larry Nielsen, Leo Reed, Donald Reinfurt, Ken Schlecht, Helen Simms, Ann Sink, Judy Sladen, Beverly Stutts, Margaret Voyce, Linda Watkins, Robert “Skip” Woolson, Jim Worrell
8:45 am – Educational Session DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED EACH MONTH – CALL (919) 968-2070 on, or after, the 3rd Wednesday of the month Program supported with funding from: UNC HEALTHCARE Program sponsored by: Chapel Hill Police Department’s Cop Shop at University Mall Orange County Department on Aging University Mall For more information, contact: Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator (919) 968-2073
WELLNESS SPECIAL EVENTS
LUNCH AT THE CENTERS
Lunch at the Centers The Seymour and the Central Orange Senior Centers serve lunch Monday - Friday at 12 noon. The Senior Lunch program is operated by the Orange County Department on Aging. People age 60+ are eligible to eat the daily lunches funded by the federal government’s Older Americans Act, the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, the Orange County Department on Aging, and the United Way. Although there isn’t a charge for the meals, donations are an important part of the program. For people under age 60, a meal costs $5. Our caterer is the local Nantucket Café. All of the meals meet the requirements for people on low salt diets. Meals are served on a “First Come, First Served” basis. On the day you arrive for lunch, please get a lunch ticket. Last Tuesdays at the Central Orange Senior Center Programs will take place at 11:30 am in the Ballroom, followed by lunch at 12 noon. Tues: Mar 27; Apr 24; May 29 Central Orange SC (253000-01) Thursday Tell All - This is the day to update your calendar for the next month. Announcements concerning upcoming programs for the month will be made by the staff. Thurs, Mar 1, 15; Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17 Central Orange SC (257030-01)
Special Lunch Program for People Age 50 - 60 with Disabilities The Department on Aging is pleased to announce a new lunch program for “younger” seniors with disabilities, ages 50 - 60. Thanks to United Way funding, people with a disability can now join us for a free lunch at Seymour or Central Orange Senior Centers. However, as with people age 60+, donations are welcomed. If you are interested in being part of this program, please call the Aging Help Line at (919) 968-2087.
March - May 2012
Are You Eligible for the Special Needs Registry to Get Help in an Emergency? Are you prepared for a bad storm? Are you concerned about where to go if the power goes out for several days, or there was damage to your home? If you worry about these things - don’t wait until the last minute to get help. You may be eligible for the Special Needs Registry. Once on this list, you will be contacted in the event of an emergency, and if needed, helped to get to a special needs shelter. Call the Aging Transitions Help Line at (919) 9682087 - or come to the Seymour Center or the Central Orange Senior Center to get more information about the Special Needs Registry. You can find out how you, or a loved one, can sign up. Be Smart – Be Prepared!
Lunch Update Reservation System
The Seymour and Central Orange Senior Centers serve lunches on weekdays at 12 noon, thanks to the continued funding from the Older Americans Act, the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, United Way and the increased support of Orange County. Lunches are being served on a first come, first served basis. Registration desks are located near the pool tables at each Senior Center, and tickets are distributed as people sign in between 10:45 am and 12:15 pm. Although there isn’t a charge for lunches for people age 60+ or those who are disabled ages Join Cydnee Sims, Senior Center Operations and Program 50 - 60, donations are an important part of the program’s budManager of the Seymour Center for the “Kick Off” of the 5th get. Contributions are voluntary and confidential. For people Anniversary Gala. She will share highlights of the event, volun- under age 60, the cost of a meal is $5. teer opportunities and a snapshot of the first 5 years. Come check us out. The lunches are served in a welcoming Seymour Center (353002-01) Wed, May 16 10:30 am atmosphere with lots of interesting people and conversation.
Lunch at the Seymour Center - Join Corina Riley, Local Coordinator for the “Kick Off” of the Orange County’s Senior Games. She will share information about the diverse games offered and have registration forms available. This is a health promotion program for adults age 55+. Come out and get involved as a participant, share your interests and ideas for making our local games a success! Seymour Center (352001) Wed, Mar 14 10:30 am
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Aging Help Information & Consultations
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Located adjacent to the Central Orange Senior Center behind the Triangle Sportsplex 105 Meadowland Dr, PO Box 8181 Hillsborough, NC 27278
March - May 2012
Wellness Special Events From the Health Expert Everyone is welcome! Call the appropriate Center to register. If you live in the county outside the Chapel Hill Transit area, call OPT at (919) 245-2008 for transportation. The minimum class size is 2, and the maximum is 20. Check the individual classes for specific information. All the programs are FREE. Notice: To provide presentations on different topics, the Wellness Program hosts a variety of professionals.This does not mean an endorsement of providers, services, or method of treatment. Get Your Plate in Shape Nutritionists from the Orange County Health Department will discuss the 2012 National Nutrition Month theme and how you can apply it to your own plate. Seymour Center Wed, Mar 7 (352352-07) 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC Wed, Mar 21 (252252-03) 11 - 11:45 am What did you say? Retired ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) physician, Dr Mike Menge, will share information on hearing problems, and ways to deal with them. Seymour Center Wed, Apr 4 (352352-08) 11 – 11:45 am NC Assistive Technologies for the Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired Sonya Clark, NC Assistive Technology, will explain what her agency can do to help people. She will bring practical affordable devices that can enhance an individual’s vision and hearing. Central Orange SC Wed, Apr 18 (252252-04) 11 – 11:45 am Are My Memory Problems Alzheimer’s Disease, or Something Else? Dr Jennie Byrne, Cognitive Psychiatry in Chapel Hill, will share information about memories as well as additional information related to Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive issues. Seymour Center Wed, May 2 (352352-09) 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC Wed, May 16 (252252-05) 11 – 11:45 am
Senior Times Dental/Oral Health Dental Hygiene students will be at the Center to discuss some of the dental/ oral health needs of older adults. Over a 4-week period they will assess the needs of people who come to the centers, deliver 3 different oral health programs based on the need, and ask participants to evaluate the program. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (222250-01) Mon, Mar 12 – Apr 2 10 am – 12 noon Seymour Center (352351) Mon, Mar 12 – Apr 2 10 am – 12 noon Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Do you have diabetes? Would you like to learn more about how to manage it? This course will cover basics of diabetes including: nutrition and meal planning, medications and monitoring, exercise, dealing with diabetes, and detection and control of complications. It meets the standards of the American Diabetes Association and will be led by OC Health Department’s Registered Dietician, a Registered Nurse, and other health care professionals for a comprehensive care plan to manage your diabetes. A physician’s referral is needed to enroll in the program. Classes will be offered at the senior centers and other locations in the county. Please call Renee Kemske to enroll and to get more information, (919) 245-2381. Fee: Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurance will pay for this program. If not, there is a sliding scale fee based on income. Southern Human Services, Center, Chapel Hill Thurs, Apr 12, 19 12:30 – 5 pm Whitted Services Center, Hillsborough Thurs, Mar 8, 15; May 10, 17 12:30 – 5 pm Eye Exams - FREE Free vision screenings will be offered for early detection of possible eye problems. Screenings include a visual acuity test (both far and near vision), a field vision test (how well a person can see motion in their field of vision while looking at a fixed object), and a pressure check (for the possibility of glaucoma). If an eye doctor is available, other eye problems may also be discovered. This event is made possible by the Lions Club International and supported by the Orange County Department on Aging. The vision screening bus will be at WalMart in Hillsborough. No appointments are necessary. Wal-Mart Parking, Hillsborough Sat, Apr 7 (252510-01) 9 am – 3 pm Wellness Special Events continued on page 12
FITNESS STUDIO- SEYMOUR CENTER Department on Aging - Wellness Program The fitness studio in the Seymour maintain balance and build strength. The Center is 624 sq ft of space nestled inside fitness area’s exercise machines were the state of the art 25,000 sq ft Center. The donated by UNC Health Care. Eligibility: fitness studio, with exercise machines, Orange County Residents age 55 and older helps users increase their endurance, are eligible to join. Membership Fees Individuals Couple $ $ Annual Rate: 200 (one lump sum) 300 $ Bi-Annual Rate: 120 (paid on joining & 6 month intervals) $160 $ Quarterly Rate: 65 (paid quarterly – Jan, April, July, Oct) $90 $ $ Monthly Rate: 25 (paid by the 10th of each month) 35 The $20 orientation fee is waived upon completion of the physical function screen and membership fee payment. Non-county residents, and those wishing not to complete the required bi-annual physical function screen, may join at the following rates: Individual : $28 – monthly $250 – annually Couple : $35 – monthly $375 – annually Scholarships will be granted, case-by-case, based on the federal poverty guidelines beginning with $10,400 for a single member household. Scholarship inquiries are confidential and should be directed to Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, (919) 968-2073. Operational Hours Personal Trainer Staff Hours Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm Mon, 8 – 11:30 am, 1:30-4:30 pm Tues & Thurs: 8 am – 8:30 pm Tues & Thurs*: 8 am - 1:30 pm Saturdays: 8 am – 1:30 pm Fri: 1:30 - 3:30 pm - varied/month Sat. varied/month During peak times of use, machines will be limited to 30 minutes each. *10 am - 12 noon Tues/ Thurs, no personal trainer on duty. Personal Trainer Appointments - All Fitness Room Members are permitted 1 FREE 30-minute Personal Trainer session, annually, in addition to the Fitness Room orientation with the personal trainer. Additional private sessions are available for $25 per 1-hour session. All personal trainer sessions are by appointment only made at the Seymour Center front desk.
SENIOR CENTER SportsPlex Membership Department on Aging - Wellness Program - A special Membership fee is being offered exclusively to members joining through the Senior Center. It includes Fitness and Cardio Centers, Group Exercise Classes (land and water) offered at the SportsPlex facility and Aquatics Center. Eligibility: Orange County Residents age 55 and older are eligible to join. Fee Structure - To optimize the SportsPlex offerings and to encourage as many participants as possible, Orange County has a special fee. However, scholarships are available on a sliding scale to people with low incomes. Membership Fees Annual Rate: Payable in Full by:
Individuals Couple $300 (one lump sum) $420 Cash, Check, Credit Card, or monthly $25 drafts for individuals and $35 drafts for couples.
The $49 new membership fee is waived upon completion of the physical function screen and membership fee payment. Non-county residents, and those wishing not to complete the bi-annual required physical function screen, may join the SportsPlex at the following rates: Individual: $35.99 – monthly $431.88 – annually Couple: $49.99 – monthly $599.88 – annually Scholarships are available. Direct requests to Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, (919) 968-2073. Operational Hours Mon - Sat: 5:30 am – 10 pm • Mon - Sat: Pool closes at 9 pm Sundays: 12 noon – 7 pm Personal Trainer Appointments Schedule an appointment directly with SportsPlex approved trainers at (919) 644-0339.
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WELLNESS SPECIAL EVENTS (cont.)
Freedom From Smoking Class Quit smoking for good with the Freedom From Smoking® program. Learn how to create a personalized plan to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can start enjoying the benefits of better health. Classes are being given in a small group setting and are conducted in a fun, interactive learning environment. You will receive a workbook and other informative materials. The course is conducted over a 7week period. Each week there will be one session for 1.5 - 2 hour timeframe (except during the 4th week, in which there will be 2 sessions). The instructor is a certified Freedom from Smoking facilitator and a registered respiratory therapist. Minimum 8, maximum 10. Instructor: Melissa Lindaman Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (222000-01) Fri, May 4 – Jun 15 12 noon – 2 pm Glucose and Cholesterol Screening - FREE Call a senior center to make an appointment. Screenings will be provided by trained professionals from UNC Cardiology. Fasting before the test helps achieve more accurate results, but is not a requirement. If you need transportation, and live within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro city limits, call E-Z rider, at (919) 968-2772. If you live in the county, call Orange Public Transportation (OPT) at (919) 245-2008 and ask for the medical transportation. Program size - minimum 12, maximum 72. Provided by UNC Cardiology. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (222500-01) Tues, Apr 10 1 – 4 pm Seymour Center (352511-01) Wed, Mar 14 9 am – 12 noon Healthy Food Demos There will be foods to taste, recipes, and a nutritional breakdown at each demo. Please note this program is a demonstration and not intended to be a full meal. Central Orange SC: (252253-04) Limited to the first 10 people registered. Deadline is Apr 5. Demo by UNC nutrition students. Fee: $7 fee (payable at time of registration) Tues, Apr 10 4 – 6 pm
Senior Times Seymour Center: (352354-06) Limited to the first 15 people registered. Minimum of 10 needed. Registration deadline is Mar 8. Demo by UNC nutrition students. Fee: $7 fee (payable at time of registration) Tues, Mar 13 4 – 6 pm
payable at the first class Central Orange SC Tues & Fri, May 8 – Jun 1 (242000-01) 1:30- 3:30 pm Seymour Center Mon & Thurs, Mar 5 – Apr 5 (352076-04) 1:30–3:30 pm
Hearing Screening & Ear Wax Check Provided by Carolina ENT with a trained audiologist technician. For medical transportation, if necessary, call E-Z rider at (919) 968-2772, within the Chapel Hill Transit service area, or in the county, call OPT at (919) 245-2008. Program minimum 5, maximum 20. Fee: FREE. Central Orange SC (252505-1) Fri, Mar 2 9 - 11:45 am Seymour Center (352079) Fri, Mar 16 9 - 11:45 am
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Interactive 6-week course designed to help people with chronic conditions. Includes: (1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; (2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; (3) appropriate use of medication; (4) communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; (5) nutrition; and (6) how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”. The program is designed to enhance regular disease treatment and disease specific education. Registration Deadline is one week before start of program. Program minimum 6, maximum 12. Facilitators: Myra Austin and Pam Tillett. Fee: $10 for materials is payable at the first class Seymour Center Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24 (352254-02) 1:30- 4 pm Matter of Balance Do you have concerns about falling? Have you been struggling with maintaining your balance? Many older adults are concerned about falling and restrict their activities. This awardwinning program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. It is an evidenced-based health education program. While simple exercises will be used, it is not an exercise class. Registration Deadline: Thursday before the classes begin the following week. Program minimum 6, maximum 12. Facilitators: Myra Austin and Becci Ritter. Fee: $10 for materials is
Program registrations are necessary: Program participants should bi-annually complete, or update, their registration forms which are available at the senior centers’ front desks. Fees for classes may be mailed or brought to the appropriate center. Credit cards, cash or checks made payable to Orange County Department on Aging, are acceptable. Registration is needed for both classes with a fee, and free ones. For the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough call (919) 245-2015, and for the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, call (919) 968-2070. Fee waivers/reductions are available based on assessed financial need for all fitness classes. Contact Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator at (919) 9682073 for more information. All participant information is kept confidential. Participants are encouraged to take any fitness class for the first time at no charge to determine if the class meets their needs. Ageless Grace This new class for anti-aging consists of 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease, and can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. The movement sequences focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. All exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair and consist of natural movements. Each of the 21 tools focuses on different anti-aging techniques - joint mobility, spinal flexibility, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance and confidence. Class size minimum 5, maximum 15. Instructor: Salli Benedict, Ageless Grace certified instructor Fee: FREE, but registration preferred Central Orange SC Wed, Apr 4 – May 9 (252013-04) 11:15 am – 12 noon Seymour Center Wed, Apr 4 – May 9 (352014 -02) 3:45 – 4:30 pm
March - May 2012
Aerobics – Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program This class offers participants the evidencebased Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, “Take Control with Exercise”. Class minimum 5, maximum 25. Instructor: Sandy Wolfe. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (252001-1) Mon & Wed 10 – 10:50 am
Balance New clients only! This 6-week balance training class is for seniors with balance problems. It is designed to improve your balance and prevent falls. It includes strength training, functional movement, and progressive balance exercises and fills up quickly, so sign up early. At the conclusion of the first class, instructor will determine appropriateness for continuation in class. Class minimum 6, maximum 15. Instructors: Nancy Alton, certified personal trainer and Charron Andrews, physical therapist. Fee: $45 for 12 sessions. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals Seymour Center Tues & Thurs, Apr 17 – May 24 (352117-04) 10 – 10:50 am
Balance Refresher This 4-week balance training class is for seniors with balance problems. It is designed to improve your balance and prevent falls. It includes strength training, functional movement, and progressive balance exercises, and fills up quickly, so sign up early. This class is designed for anyone who has taken previous balance classes or is interested in improving their balance with a one-hour group lesson for 4 weeks. Instructor: Nancy Alton, Personal Trainer and experienced balance teacher. Fee: $20 Central Orange SC (242001-01) Tues, Mar 6 – 27 1:30 – 2:20 pm
Flexibility Without Stretching Flexibility is not about being able to hold a pose that looks good! It’s about being able to move without a lot of effort and strain on our joints. In this 12- week series we will do seated and standing movements that ”re-wire” our brains so we can move in a refreshed and easier way in our daily activities. Make gravity your friend again! Class is based on Dr M. Feldenkrais’ techniques. (This is particularly helpful for those dealing with neurological issues as well, including MS and Parkinson’s Disease.)
March - May 2012 Instructor: Debby Gross, certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Licensed body-work specialist. Fee: $ 60 (1st 4 weeks are Free; cost is for remaining 8 weeks.) Seymour Center (352015-01) Tues, Mar 6 – May 22 11 am – 12 noon
Inspired Movement Never exercised before? This class is great for beginners! A class designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body for maximized movement and endurance. It is excellent to improve joint flexibility, muscular strength, and toning. Knowledge of beneficial movements can be applied to daily living at home. Class offers the evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, “Take Control with Exercise”. Class minimum 5, maximum 15. Instructor: Kathleen (“Kacky”) Campbell Hammon. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Mon & Wed (352008) 10 – 10:50 am or Tues & Thurs (352008) 2:15 – 3:05 pm
NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) NIA is the latest fusion in mind-body wellness. Joyful and exhilarating practice combines martial arts, yoga, dance and spiritual self-healing. It provides a safe, effective cardiovascular workout with total body conditioning and personal growth benefits. Class minimum 6, maximum 25. Instructor: Marty Broda, certified NIA instructor. Fee: $24/4 weeks, $48/8 weeks, or $72/12 weeks – Coupon books available. Seymour Center (352016-13, 14, 15) Wednesdays 3:55 - 4:50 pm
Pacesetter Class A 45-minute class designed to keep you moving with a low impact workout that includes several optional cardio “bursts” of greater intensity. The last segment of class employs optional mild resistance for sculpting and gentle stretching for muscle tone and balance. Class minimum 5, maximum 25. Fee: FREE for SportsPlex members and non-members who qualify for a scholarship. $3/week for non-members. Payable at the SportsPlex. Central Orange SC (252011-01) Mon & Wed 8:45 – 9:40 am Pilates Pilates is a form of resistance exercise that focuses on strengthening the abdomen and back or “core” muscles to improve flexibility, posture, and balance. Slow, controlled movements help increase bone density using your own body weight or light hand weights. Class minimum 6, maximum 12.
Senior Times Instructor: Connie Winstead. Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes, or $72/12 classes. Coupon books available. Seymour Center Mondays (352010-23, 24, 25) 2:15 – 3:05 pm Thursdays (352010-29, 30, 31) 3:30 – 4:20 pm Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) This is a simple, powerful and effective Ancient Chinese meditation that compliments Western health care and promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing. It uses Breathing, Mental Focus, Gentle Movements and Sound to remove energy blockages, balance energy and allow the body to heal itself. Instructor: Martha Hadden MS, RN, CS, Certified Instructor in SFQ, and Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health. Fee: $ 56/6 classes Seymour Center Session I: Thurs: Mar 1, 8, 15, 29; Apr 5, 19 (352017-02) 11 am – 12:30 pm Session II: Thurs: May 3 – 31; Jun 7 (352017-03) 11 am – 12:30 pm Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) Practice Sessions Come practice this simple, powerful and effective Ancient Chinese meditation that compliments Western health care and promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing. This will be a practice of the following techniques - Breathing, Mental Focus, Gentle Movements and Sound to remove energy blockages, balance energy and allow the body to heal itself. Leader: Martha Hadden MS, RN, CS and Certified Instructor in SFQ, and Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health. Fee: Donations Seymour Center Thurs: Mar 8, 29; Apr 19; May 3, 24 (352020) 12:15 – 1:30 pm Salli’s Senior Workout When was the last time you enjoyed exercising? Join this fantastic and fun fitness class, taught to Chapel Hill seniors since 1986. The music is great, the people are great, and it’s good for you, too! Your flexibility, strength, balance, posture, and coordination will all increase. The class incorporates movements from yoga, physical therapy and dance, and is done in chairs or standing. Not only will you be glad you came, but you’ll leave smiling! Class minimum 4, maximum 18. Instructor: Salli Benedict, MPH, certified
fitness instructor and health educator (919) 966-6090. Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/class Seymour Center (352011) Wed & Fri 9:30 – 10:20 am Sit to be Fit Class is designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body for maximized movement and endurance, and is excellent for improving joint flexibility, muscular strength, and toning. While seated, you gain knowledge of beneficial movements that can be applied daily at home. Learn healthy hints to keep you independent and striving toward 100 years of age! Walk-ins welcome, class minimum 4, maximum 18. Instructor: Video - Central Orange SC. Michael Savino, CTRS, LMBT #703 – Seymour Center Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/class Central Orange SC Fridays (252006-01) 10 – 10:50 am Seymour Center Mondays (352019) 11 – 11:50 am Strength Training – Advanced Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibility exercises for older adults. Class minimum 5, maximum 30. Instructor: Kevin Kirk, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer. Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes; or $72/12 classes. Arrive early to secure equipment. Coupon books available. Seymour Center Mon & Thurs, (352021-12,14,15) 10:40 – 11:35 am Strength Training – Introduction Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibility exercises for older adults. Class minimum 5, maximum 30. Instructor: Kevin Kirk, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer. Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes; or $72/12 classes. Arrive early to secure equipment. Coupon books available. Seymour Center Mon & Thurs (352000-12,14,15) 9:40 – 10:30 am Strength Training and Movement Balance training, strength training, stretching, and abdominal strengthening exercises. The program’s goal is to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, balance, and total well-being. Class minimum 5, maximum 30. Instructor: Stephanie Yost, BSN, RN, ESA, AFFA, ACLS certified instructor. Fee: $35/month
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Strong and Steady Designed to strengthen your whole body, improve posture and balance in a friendly atmosphere. Strengthening exercises are vital to help maintain good bone health and reduce the incidence of falling. Class offers the use of ankle and hand weights, and thera bands. It can be done sitting or standing. Class minimum 5, maximum 20. Instructor: Vicki Tilley, PT, GCS (Geriatric Clinical Specialist). Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/class Central Orange SC (252007-01) Tues & Thurs 10 – 10:55 am
T’ai Chi – Beginning T’ai Chi, an ancient Chinese art, based on natural laws, teaches relaxation, erases tension, and boosts energy. It works for all, regardless of age. Regards the art as walking into your inscape, a dance of circles, and a superior form of “moving meditation.” Tai Chi may add to your sense of well-being. Class minimum 4, maximum 10.Instructors: Frank Wong (Wednesdays)/ Bill Meyers (Thursdays) Fee: $56/ 7 week session Seymour Center Session I: Wed, Apr 4 – May 16 (352002-04) 2:30 – 3:20 pm Session II: Thurs, Apr 5 – May 17 (352004-04) 7 – 8:15 pm
T’ai Chi – Beginning Ongoing class explores T’ai Chi movement through the Hao Style form. Practice of this “moving meditation” can reduce stress; improve health, increase flexibility and energetic flow, aid in the discovery of balance and harmony in the mind and body. Class minimum 4, maximum 10. Instructor: Nina Maier, (919) 732-2722. Fee: $8/ class Central Orange SC Mon, Mar 5 - 26 (252008-03) 6 – 6:50 pm Mon, Apr 2 - 30 (252008-04) 6 – 6:50 pm Mon, May 7 - 21 (252008-05) 6 – 6 :50 pm T’ai Chi – Intermediate For information and to determine skill level, call instructor at (919) 929-9467. Class minimum 5, maximum 12. Instructor: Frank Wong. Fee: $56/ 7 week session. Seymour Center (352005-04) Tues, Apr 3 – May 15 7 – 8:15 pm
WELLNESS CLASSES (cont.) & INDIVIDUAL SERVICES
Page 14 Tone, Balance, Tighten - TBT A total body workout of gentle exercises designed to promote flexibility by stretching and toning muscles and exercising joints. Class minimum 5, maximum 18. Instructor: Becci Ritter. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (352025) Wed & Fri 11 – 11:50 am Walking – Indoors Walk in the Central Recreation Center Gym at 300 W Tryon St, Hillsborough Fee: $25 annually Central Recreation Center Gym Mon – Fri 8 – 10 am Walking Meditation Do you love trees in all seasons? Do you love the forest’s sounds? Do you love the soft earth under your feet? Do you enjoy walking intentionally so you don’t miss anything? If you do, you will want to join friends who enjoy the same pleasures. We are aiming for a Friday - once a week? Once a month? What suits you? Call Miriam Thompson at (919) 370-4114 to schedule a time and walking path. Seymour Center Fridays TBA Walking – Outdoors Fast-paced walking group walks on trails and through wooded areas, weather permitting. Need to be agile on your feet. Bring a friend and/or walking stick. Call to be added to the list. Group leader needed. Central Orange SC Tuesdays (250000) 10 – 11 am Seymour Center Tuesdays (350000) 8:30 – 9:30 am Yoga This gentle physical form of Yoga has an emphasis on flexibility and movement, as well as breathing. Research shows that Yoga is excellent for good bone health as well. Please arrive a few minutes early to secure a place in class. Class minimum 6, maximum 12. Instructor: Barbara Lang Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes; or $72/12 classes. Coupon books available. Seymour Center (352003-12,13, 14) Mon & Wed 1 – 1:50 pm Zumba A fusion of Latin and International music creates a dynamic, exciting, and
Senior Times effective fitness program. Class minimum 6, maximum 20. This is the latest in fitness, and will be taught by a specially trained instructor: Katina Johnson. Fee: $24/4 weeks; $48/8 weeks; or $72/12 weeks. Coupon books available. Central Orange SC Mondays (2520120-03, 04, 05) 6:30 – 7:20 pm
2nd & 4th Wed: Apr 11, 25 (252502-04) 9 am – 4 pm 2nd & 4th Wed: May 9, 23 (252502-05) 9 am – 4 pm Seymour Center (919) 968-2070 1st & 3rd Wed: Mar 7, 21 (352508) 9 am – 4 pm 1st & 3rd Wed: Apr 4, 18 (352508) 9 am – 4 pm 1st & 3rd Wed: May 2, 16 (352508) 9 am – 4 pm
WELLNESS – INDIVIDUAL SERVICES
Medication Management Do you have questions about your medications? Do you want to know more about Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage? Subsidies? Get answers to these and other questions about medications from a pharmacist in your own home, at the Seymour Center, or the Central Orange Senior Center. Call the UNC School of Pharmacy, (919) 843-2278, to schedule an appointment. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Seymour Center
Blood Pressure Monitoring A volunteer RN or LPN is on-site to take blood pressures. RSVP provides the volunteers. Free automated blood pressure machines are available at both Senior Centers. These machines are provided by the Orange County Wellness Program. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (352505) Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am Central Orange SC (252501-1) Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am Chair Massage Dede Banks is nationally certified in therapeutic massage, has extensive experience working with older adults, and can focus on problematic areas. Call (919) 968-2070 for appointment. Fee: $10/15 minutes. Gift certificates available. Seymour Center 1st Thurs: Mar 1; Apr 5; May 3 (352502) 9:30 am – 1 pm “Fit Feet” Program A toenail trimming service by appointment only provided by trained RNs for adults age 55+. All NEW clients must complete an initial health assessment and MUST BRING THEIR DOCTOR’S REFERRAL WITH THEM TO FIRST APPOINTMENT, OR SERVICE WILL BE DENIED! For medical transportation, if necessary, call E-Z rider at (919) 968-2772, within the Chapel Hill – Carrboro city limits. In the county, call OPT at (919) 245-2008. For a “Fit Feet” appointment, call the Senior Center nearest you. Fee: $12/visit for Orange County residents $25/visit for non-residents. Central Orange SC (919) 245-2015 2nd & 4th Wed: Mar 14, 28 (252502-03) 9 am – 4 pm
Nutrition Counseling: Do you have questions about what are the best foods to eat to keep you healthy? Lower your cholesterol? Increase your strength? Get answers to these and other questions about food and nutrition from a Registered Dietitian in your own home, at the Seymour Center, or the Central Orange Senior Center. Please email amanda_holliday@ unc.edu or call (919) 966-7214, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – Department of Nutrition, to speak to a licensed nutritionist or registered dietitian about your specific concerns. If you are interested in more information about Older Adult Nutrition, you can visit the UNC blog – 3 Square Meals. The web address is: http://3squaremealsblog. wordpress.com/ Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Seymour Center Personal Trainer Services This service is available to all Seymour Center Fitness Room Members. Each member is permitted one annual FREE 30-minute Personal Trainer session in addition to the Fitness Room orientation with the personal trainer. Additional private sessions are available for $25 per 1hr session. All personal trainer sessions are by appointment only. made at the Seymour Center front desk. Fee: $25/hour (after first 30-minute free session)
March - May 2012 Seymour Center Mondays (353595) 8 -11:30 am & 1:30 - 4:30 pm Tues & Thurs* (353595) 8 am – 1:30 pm Fri – dates vary/month (353595) 1:30 - 3:30 pm Sat – dates vary /month (353595) Call for times
Physical Function Screen: This free assessment is a requirement for everyone before the initial use of the fitness studio, and bi-annually thereafter, at the Seymour Center, and to get the Central Orange Senior Center’s SportsPlex Membership rates, but anyone can participate. Participants receive recommendations for individual improvements. Do you want to know how you can improve your strength, balance and agility over time, or how your fitness levels compare with others your age? A physical therapist will give you a written report with your functioning levels. The assessment will take about 45-minutes to complete, including your personal feedback. If you have any questions about the program, contact Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, (919) 968-2073. This service is provided in part by the UNC Program on Physical Therapy in the Schools of Allied Health, a division of the UNC School of Medicine. Call (919) 9682070 for the Seymour Center, and (919) 245-2015 for the Central Orange SC for an appointment and to receive your forms. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Fri, Mar 9, 16; Apr 13, 20; May 11, 18 (252503-1) 9 am – 4 pm Seymour Center Fri, Mar 2, 30; May 4 (352506) 9 am – 4 pm Reflexology Reflexology is the application of pressure stretch and movement to the hands and feet. It is designed to effect corresponding parts of the body. It is used primarily for relaxing tension, improved body circulation, revitalizes energy and to promote better health and well-being. From ancient texts, illustrations, and artifacts we know of early civilizations who worked on feet as a method for activating the healing powers of the body in order to promote good health. Call the Seymour Center at (919) 968-2070 for an appointment.
March - May 2012 Provider: Vimle Bajpai, Certified Reflexologist Fee: Donations only for 50-minute appointment Seymour Center Fridays (352541) 12 noon – 4 pm Reiki Would you like to increase your energy and circulation? Relieve stress and pain, or improve sleep? Reiki can help with all of these - and more. It adjusts according to the needs of the recipient while supporting the body’s natural healing abilities and balancing body energy. Dr Oz says Reiki is one of his favorite alternative medicine remedies, and that he and his family have been using it for years. What should you expect? During a Reiki session the recipient lies comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table while listening to soothing music. This creates a relaxed state while allowing the body to use its natural healing abilities. Call Lorraine Lewis (for the Seymour Center) at (919) 967-2215, a Reiki practitioner for 25 years or e-mail: lorrainelewis@earthlink. net . For the Central Orange SC, contact Sallie McDevitt at (919) 383-3634, a Reiki practitioner for 11 years, or email: sallie. firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the Seymour Center (919) 968-2070, or the Central Orange SC (919) 245-2015 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hr; $65/1.5 hrs (Seymour Center) $10/15 min, $25/30 min, $35/45 min, $55/1 hr (Central Orange Senior Center) Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Central Orange SC (252506) Mondays 2: 30 – 4:30 pm Seymour Center (352564) 2nd Wed, Tues & Thurs 12 noon – 5 pm Telehealth Monitoring Would you like to be able to track your blood pressure, weight and pulse on a weekly basis without having to write anything? You can by participating in this program, a free computer-monitoring health care system. Participating clients will be screened for risk factors of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The screening includes answering health questions and obtaining blood pressure, pulse, and weight. Clients are eligible to participate in the kiosk-monitoring program, which will be a self-management program. The Telehealth monitor is made possible by the Carol Woods’ Community Connections project funded by Duke Endowment. Call Myra Austin on Tues and Fri at Central Orange SC at (919) 2452027, or other times, call (919) 968–2073 to schedule your initial appointment. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm
Senior Times Therapeutic Massage Dede Banks, nationally certified in therapeutic massage has extensive experience working with older adults. Focus on problematic areas, or get a total body massage. Call (919) 968-2070 for appointment. Fees: $50/50 minutes; $55/1 hour; $65/ 1.5 hours. Gift certificates are available. Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Seymour Center Tues & Thurs (352512) 9 am - 2 pm Therapeutic Massage Michael A Savino, CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist), is a nationally licensed Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork Therapist #00703. Swedish, Shiatsu, and Reiki technique massage. Call (919) 967-1043 for information, or to schedule a Sat appointment. Call (919) 968-2070 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please note the “no-show” fee policy. Seymour Center Mondays (352515) 9 am – 2 pm Tues & Thurs evenings (352521) Appointments only Therapeutic Massage Stephanie Nussbaum, nationally certified in therapeutic massage, has extensive experience working with older adults. She can focus on problematic areas, or give a total body massage. It’s your choice! Call (919) 245-2015 for an appointment. Fees: $10/15 minutes; $25/30 minutes; $35/45 minutes; and $55/1 hour. Gift certificates are available. Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Central Orange SC Mondays (252509) 9 am – 2 pm Trager – Gentle Body Therapy Lorraine Lewis, certified Trager Practitioner, provides one-on-one sessions based on work done by Dr Milton Trager. You will experience greater ease, comfort, joy, mobility (it helps to “oil” the joints), balance and peaceful relaxation in your mind/body/spirit. Call (919) 9682070 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Seymour Center 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (352514) Appointments only Note: “No-Show” Policy for Reiki, Therapeutic Massage and Trager Clients is to collect $20 for a scheduled appointment if it’s not cancelled a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled time. If proper notice has not been given and/ or there is a client “no-show”, the Senior Center will bill the client for expenses.
Further appointments will not be allowed until this fee has been received.
Transportation Consultation Are you considering transitioning away from driving? Would you like the option of traveling another way other than your personal automobile? Have you wanted to use a bus or taxi but were afraid to try? Jenny Womack, the Department on Aging’s new occupational therapist, is available for personal consultations on community mobility. She will work with you to explore resources available in the community for getting around, and help you set up opportunities to try transportation alternatives. Please call the Aging Transitions Helpline, (919) 968-2087, to request an appointment with Jenny.
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS - Gives the beginner, or person with limited experience, the basic concepts, skills and tools; such as: terminology, using the “mouse” proficiently, and mastery of the keyboard. You also receive a general grounding in word processing and a brief introduction to the internet and e-mail. Class fee: $40
SeniorNet Computer Classes Spring and Summer 2012 SESSION REGISTER at - The Seymour Center – Phone: (919) 968-2070 If you have questions or need assistance with class choices, please call Francis Coyle – (919) 403-6259 Art Lebo – (919) 259-7330 Jim McGuire – (919) 408-8105 www.chapel-hill-seniornet.org GENERAL INFORMATION Prerequisites: You must own an IBMcompatible Personal Computer with Windows 98 or higher operating system. If you have little or no experience, your first course should be Computer Fundamentals. Supplies: Students will need to purchase, and bring to class, a USB Flash drive. Curriculum: In 3 monthly sessions, courses range from basics to more advanced topics and are tailored to seniors age 50 and above. Schedule: Most courses total 16 hours, with 2 two-hour classes a week for 4 weeks, except as stated in the table that follows. Instruction: Classes enroll 9 students, each with a computer and a comprehensive student guide. Experienced teachers, one for every 3 students, provide generous individual attention. You should plan to practice on a computer at home, about 1 hour/each hour in class.
SPRING and SUMMER 2012 COURSES
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - This is a hands-on course that introduces the student to digital photography and to Picasa software. You will learn how to operate your camera, practice tips for taking good pictures, move around the Seymour Center to practice taking better pictures, and import your digital photos from your camera into the computer. You will learn basic and creative image composition using your camera. Then we will do some basic image editing, storing, e-mailing pictures and printing using just a small part of Picasa’s capabilities. (The full Picasa course, Organizing, Editing & Sharing Photos using Picasa, offered regularly, covers nearly all Picasa features.) Making back-up copies of your photos will also be part of this course. Please bring your camera, with its battery charged, you camera manual, and the cable that connects your camera to a computer to class. Prerequisites: Students must have a digital camera and have a working knowledge of using Windows. Class fee: $40
FINDING FILES - Over time, your computer accumulates many dozens or hundreds of important files: letters and other documents, photos and graphics, songs and symphonies, movies and podcasts. Your downloaded files from websites and email attachments are mixed in with letters to important people and recipes. Then, someone asks you send them one of these files in an email or on a CD. Can you find the file? Is it still on your hard drive? Did it get erased unintentionally? Are you running out of space on your hard drive? Do you back up your email messages and addresses? What about your Internet favorites? And, is all this hard work protected from computer viruses and spyware? Prerequisites for this course: Student must have experience using Windows XP and have some understanding of the concepts of files and folders. Class Fee: $40.
SPRING and summer 2012 COURSE SCHEDULE* COURSE
March - May 2012 APR
Intro to Facebook (W) Internet/E-mail Gmail (W) iPAD/iTUNES/iPOD (W) Photo Editing w/PICASA Exploring Windows 7 Everything Google (W) Digital Photography Computer Fundamentals Finding Files Facebook (W) (2 days) Skype (W)
SENIORNET CLASSES (cont.)
Planning Your Travel online (W) Computer Maintenance (W) File Management (W) * Courses meet for 2 hours twice a week for 4 weeks, except as noted.
= Available (W) = Workshop
FEB-MAR Session: F2E-IF Intro to Facebook (W) (359006-03) F2F-IE Internet/E-mail Gmail (W) (359029-01) F2G-IP iPAD/iTUNES/iPOD (W) (359050-01)
Feb 20 - March 16 Fri (Feb 24; Mar 2) Fri (Mar 9) Fri (Mar 16)
9 am – 12 noon 9 am – 12 noon 9 am – 12 noon
MAR-APR Session: M3A-OP Photo Editing w/PICASA (359055-05) M3B-W7 Exploring Windows 7 (359054-05) M3C-SK Skype (W) (359004-02) M3D-EG Everything Google (W) (359006-01) M3E-IE Internet/E-mail Gmail (W) (359029-002)
Mar 19 - Apr 13 Mon/Wed Mon/Wed Tues (Mar 20) Thurs (Mar 22) Fri (Mar 23)
9 -11 am 1- 3 pm 9 am –12 noon 9 am –12 noon 9 am –12 noon
APR-may Session: A1A-FB Facebook (W) (359008-04) A1B-DP Digital Photography (359032-03) A1C-CF Computer Fundamentals (359000-01) A1D-FF Finding Files (359003-03) A1E-SK Skype (W) (359004-04) A1F-TP Planning Travel Online (W) (359023-03)
April 16 - May 11 Mon/Wed (Apr 16, 18) Mon/Wed Tues/Thurs Tues/Thurs Fri (Apr 20) Fri (Apr 27)
9 -11 am 1- 3 pm 9 -11 am 1- 3 pm 9 am – 12 noon 9 am – 12 noon
JUNE Session: J1A-CM Computer Maintenance (W) (359010-03)
Jun 21 Thurs (Jun 21)
9 am – 12 noon
July Session: J1A-FM File Management (W) (359001-03)
Jul 19 Thurs (Jul 19)
9 am – 12 noon
• • • • • • REGISTRATION FEES Course Fee: 8-16 hr classes - $40; 4-6 hr classes - $25; workshops - $15, unless otherwise noted.
Payment – Credit card or by check, payable to “OCDOA” (Orange County Dept. on Aging). Payment is due at registration. Without the continuing support of the Orange County Department on Aging and the Seymour Center, this program would not be possible.
SKYPE WORKSHOP - Skype is a very popular way to stay in touch with your loved ones! Skype is a free program that lets you make voice and video calls and chat over the Internet using your computer’s web camera and microphone. Calls to other Skype users are free, and calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee. Skype has recently added instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing. Skype has 929 million registered users as of September 2011. In this workshop you will learn how to set up a Skype on your computer and connect with family and friends. Bring to class: If your PC laptop has a web camera and a wireless adapter, bring it to class and you will have Skype up and running when the workshop ends. Otherwise, use our desktop computers. Class Fee $15. PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL ONLINE WORKSHIP – Introduces the student to Internet resources that will help them with vacation planning, modes of travel, and booking (tours, flights, hotels, and rental cars). The student will have hands on practice using travel sites, such as, Expedia, and Travelocity. Class fee: $15. INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK WORKSHOP – Facebook is used and enjoyed by people of all ages. Facebook provides easy ways to exchange communication with friends and family. You will learn about how to view and post your own photos, video, and messages. You will learn about posting on friends’ “Walls“, “Commenting” on friends’ pictures, and real-time Chat. Personal security recommendations are also covered. Class fee: $15. COMPUTER MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP – Routine maintenance of your personal computer is vital in keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently. Problems ranging from “not shutting down” to “screen freezes” are more than likely a result of poor maintenance. The objective of this workshop is to make you aware of what things you should be doing on a regular basis to maintain your computer’s security and improve its overall performance and efficiency. Class fee $15
March - May 2012 FILE MANAGEMENT - The purpose of this workshop is to help you become more self-sufficient in managing the information you choose to save on your Personal Computer. It guides you through practice exercises that use features of the operating system designed to create and organize “folders” that hold the information you produce or obtain from other sources. This will help you get started reorganizing your personal files and folders so that they are easier to locate and access. The skills practiced in this workshop are applicable to every task you perform on your computer. Class fee: $15.
SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group - for Seniors The Late Bloomers meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is intended to help seniors explore their drinking difficulties in an understanding environment that relies on AA’s proven 12-step approach. Particular attention will be given to the early phases of recovery. This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous that non-alcoholic people may attend. Seymour Center (357070) Wednesdays 3 pm Arthritis - Chapel Hill Arthritis Education Network Family members, friends, and people with arthritis are welcome to come and participate in this monthly support group. For information, call Cindy Johnson, (919) 544-2021, or Pat Kropp, (919) 967-6081. Seymour Center (354056) 2nd Tues: Mar 13; Apr 10; May 8 7 – 8:30 pm Dementia Caregivers’ Support Groups Meet with other caregivers to share experiences, learn new skills, and to get answers to questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Group is open, friendly and informal. Reservations are not required. Supervised activities will be available for caregivers’ loved ones during group time with a reservation 24 hours in advance. For information and reservations, call (919) 968-2087. Central Orange SC (255005-1) 1st Tues: Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1 4 – 5:30 pm
Senior Times Seymour Center (352754) 3rd Thurs: Mar 15; Apr 19; May 17 4 - 5:30 pm Hearing Loss Association of Chapel Hill Call Ruth Miller, (919) 622-8467. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Diseases Support Group Any person, or family member, with a Chronic Disease is welcome to join the group, and is encouraged to participate in the 6-week “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” course taught quarterly at the Seymour Center. See the Wellness – Special Events section for additional information, or call Dorothy Anderson at (919) 933-1306. Seymour Center (352772) 1st Tues: Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1 1 - 2 pm Low Vision Support Group For more info contact Carol Tickle at (919) 643-2620. Seymour Center (352777) 1st Tues: Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1 10 am Mild Cognitive Impairment Couples Support Group This support group is for people who have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, and have insight. The purpose of the group is to enable individuals and their spouses to share their experiences with mild cognitive losses in an accepting and supportive environment. For new membership or more information, contact Pam Tillett, Orange County Department on Aging, at (919) 968-2084. Seymour Center (352767) Every other Friday 10:30 am – 12 noon NAMI Orange County Support Group This group is a structured, interactive support group open to family members and friends of adults with a mental illness. To sign up for the group, or for more information, contact Lisa at LisaFHamill@gmail.com or (919) 933-8941. The group is sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Orange County. More information about NAMI Orange County is available at www.NAMIOrange.org Seymour Center (357009) 2nd and 4th Thurs: Mar 8, 22; Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24 6:30 – 9 pm
Parkinson’s Disease Caregivers Support Group Join family and friends who care for people with Parkinson’s disease in this support group. Share your experiences and learn new skills. Facilitated by UNCCH Dept of Neurology. For information, contact: Lindsay Penny Prizer, MSW, P-LCSW Group Coordinator & Clinical Social Worker, National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Movement Disorders Center, UNC-CH Department of Neurology (919) 843-1657, or visit the website: www.chapelhillparkinsons.weebly.com Seymour Center (352851) 1st Tues: Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1 12:30 – 1:30 pm Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Open to both the person with Parkinson’s and / or the caregiver. Lunch is served at 12 noon before the meeting. Get a ticket at the center as it is served on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed for the group. Seymour Center (352879) 1st Tues: Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1 1:30 - 3 pm Central Orange SC (255004-1) 4th Wed: Mar 28; Apr 25; May 23 11 am – 12 noon Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) PH Association Requests: Patients, family members, friends, and anyone who would like to learn more about this disease are welcome to come and participate in this quarterly meeting. For information, call Teresa Remaley, Accredo RN, BSN, 1-(336) 393-0555, or call Accredo Pharmacy in Greensboro, NC at 1-(800) 866-0566. Seymour Center (352833) Sat, Jun 16 11:30 am - 1 pm Stroke Support Group Contact Kelly O’Brien at (919) 966-2029 UNC Wellness Center @ Meadowmont 2nd Wed: Mar 14; Apr 11; May 9 1 pm Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited Contact Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC/SLP, Founder and Senior Advisor for the support group by calling (919) 800-8047 or visiting the website: www.asphasiaproject.org Seymour Center (352753) Tue 12:30 -1:30 pm
ART CLASSES Acrylic Painting New! Learn to paint with acrylics. Instructor/Artist Peggy Lee Mead uses acrylics to create murals. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Fine Arts from California State University at Long Beach. Instructor: Peggy Lee Mead Fee: $40 per session Central Orange SC Session I: Mon, Mar 5 – 26 (254008-03) 2:30 – 4:30 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 2 - 23 (254008-04) 2:30 – 4:30 pm Session III: Mon, Apr 30 – May 21 (254008-05) 2:30 – 4:30 pm Altered Art - Unlock the Artist Within Think you can’t draw a stick figure? Have a desire to create? Gather up things you already have, and come turn them into works of art. There are no mistakes, only discovery. Creating is FUN! We will be making wall and desk art for you to treasure or you can make the perfect gift for the Holidays. Call front desk for supply list. Instructor: Peggy Lee Mead Fee: $40 per session Central Orange SC Session I: Tues, Mar 6 – 27 (254023-03) 6 – 8 pm Session II: Tues, Apr 3 – 24 (254023-04) 6 – 8 pm Session III: Tues, May 1 - 22 (254023-05) 6 – 8 pm Artists Together: Open Art Walk-In Studio Open Art Walk-In Studio is a unique opportunity designed for artists to drop in for a little extra time to work on specific projects, to encourage mastery of skills and to have social interaction with other artists. The studio is open to all artists of all media types. Newcomers are welcome. You will need to bring your own supplies. No formal instruction. Seymour Center Tuesdays (357061) 9 - 11 am Chinese Brush Painting Class focus will be on techniques of painting flowers, birds, landscapes or other subjects that interest the students. Classes are for all levels from beginners to experienced artists. Please bring the following supplies: a pad of newsprint, small bottle of black ink, set of water colors, an ink stone or small dish for the
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ink, a plastic container for water and medium and small brushes. Brushes from China and rice paper may be purchased from the instructor. Instructor: Jinxiu Alice Zhao studied Chinese Brush Painting for 20 years in Hubei Province, China. Fee: $80 per session (8 weeks) Seymour Center Tues, Feb 28 - Apr 17 (354007-07) 2:30 - 4 pm Tues, Apr 24 – Jun 12 (354007-01) 2:30 – 4 pm Daily Painting Techniques for Oil and Acrylic Learn a flexible system for creating small paintings in a few hours – a terrific first time approach, or review, for any level of experience. Working with still life gives you the opportunity to build skills in all stages of creating a painting. From composition and color mixing, to personal expression and finishing details, this step-wise approach teaches building blocks you can use again and again in future endeavors. Learn to sharpen your eye, make strong decisions, and love your results! Work with a positive instructor who offers a lot of individual attention. Bring supplies and a small canvas or canvas board 5x7 to 8x10 to the first class. Instructor: Kristen Stamper’s lifelong passion for the arts includes a Fine Art degree from University of Wisconsin and careers as a plein aire painter, a graphic designer, and writer. Fee: $90 (5 weeks) Seymour Center (354110-10) Thurs, Mar 1-29 9:30 am – 12 noon New! Focus on new techniques. This advanced class offers new ideas and approaches. We will explore new techniques each session, using knowledge from previous classes. Fee: $60 (3 weeks) Seymour Center Thurs, Apr 12-26 (354110- 07) 9:30 am – 12 noon Oil Painting Beginning Class is a general introduction to art history, including historical styles/schools of classical, realism, impressionism, expressionism, modern and contemporary. Students will discuss how to stretch a canvas. Class will begin with still life sketching followed by learning to paint still
Senior Times lifes, landscapes and portraits. Instructor: David Sovero, local artist, teacher, musician and owner of Sovero Art Gallery in Hillsborough. (www. soveroart.com) Fee: $60 per session (6 weeks) Central Orange SC Session I: Tues, Feb 21 – Mar 27 (254014-02) 2 – 4 pm or Thurs, Feb 23 – Mar 29 9 - 11 am Session II: Tues, Apr 3 – May 8 (254014-04) 2 – 4 pm or Thurs, Apr 5 – May 10 9 - 11 am Seymour Center Session I: Mon or Fri, now - Mar 9 (354002-11) 10 am – 12 pm Session II: Mon or Fri, Mar 12 – Apr 20 (no class Apr 6) (354002-12) 10 am - 12 pm Session III: Mon or Fri, Apr 23 - Jun 1 (354002-13) 10 am – 12 pm Open Studio for Artists This is an open studio time when artists may bring their current projects to work along side other artists. Why work alone? Just bring your own supplies to paint or draw and enjoy the company of others. No formal instruction. Central Orange SC Mondays (254009-01) 10 – 11:30 am Pastel Painting - Basic Enjoy some of the techniques of pastel painting that made Degas famous. Materials list is available at the Seymour Center front desk. Instructor: Herb Slapo, member of the Pastel Society of America and longtime pastel instructor Fee: $48 per session (6 weeks) Seymour Center Session I: Mon, Feb 27- Apr 2 (354008-05) 1 - 3 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 9 – May 14 (354008-10) 1 – 3 pm Session III: Mon, May 21 – Jun 25 (354008-11) 1 – 3 pm Watercolor - Advanced Since this is an advanced level class, the instructor determines admission to class. Instructor: Luna Lee Ray Fee: $50 Central Orange SC Thurs, Mar 1 - 29 (254010-03) 1:30 – 3:30 pm Thurs, Apr 19 – May 17 (254010-04) 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Watercolor - Beginning Learn basic watercolor from local artist Peggy Lee Mead. She studied art in high school and college, and graduated cum laude with a BA in Fine Arts from California State University at Long Beach. Instructor: Peggy Lee Mead Fee: $40 per session Central Orange SC Session I: Mon, Mar 5 – 26 (254022-03) 6 – 8 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 2 - 23 (254022-04) 6 – 8 pm Session III: Mon, Apr 30 – 21 (254022-05) 6 – 8 pm Watercolor Florals By the end of each session you will have painted two beautiful, readyto-frame, watercolor florals. Known for her clear, entertaining and individualized instruction, Carol Liz has taught watercolor painters across the country. Whether you are a reluctant beginner or an advanced painter, you will rapidly grow your skills and have success. If you do not have your own supplies, the instructor can provide them for $35. We will have a blast and you will be amazed at what you can paint. For a list of needed supplies (including paint, paper, and brushes), pick up a list from the front desk or email Cydnee at email@example.com. nc.us for a copy before each session. Instructor: Carol Liz Fynn Fee: $60 per session (4 classes) Seymour Center Session I: Wed, Feb 15, 22, 29; Mar 7 (354009-01) 9 am – 12 noon Session II: Thurs, Feb 16, 23; Mar 1, 8 (354009-02) 1 pm – 4 pm Watercolor Landscapes By the end of each session you will have painted two beautiful, ready-toframe, watercolor landscapes. Known for her clear, entertaining and individualized instruction, Carol Liz has taught watercolor painters across the country. Whether you are a reluctant beginner or an advanced painter, you will rapidly grow your skills and have success. If you do not have your own supplies, the instructor can provide them for $35. Have you always wanted to try this? Now is the time. For a list of supplies( paint and paper), pick up a list from the front desk or email Cydnee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor: Carol Liz Fynn Fee: $60 per session (4 classes)
March - May 2012 Seymour Center Session I: Wed, Mar 14, 21, 28; Apr 4 (354010-01) 9 am – 12 noon Session II: Thurs, Mar 15, 22, 29; Apr 5 (354010-02) 1 – 4 pm
CRAFT CLASSES Bobbin Lace Making Newcomers are always welcome. Some instruction is available, as are supply resources. Contact: Janice Tyler, 968 207I, or email@example.com. nc.us Seymour Center Daytime group meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays (356004) 11 am – 1 pm Evening Group meets on occasional Thursdays (356019) 7– 9 pm Card Making and More This class is an introduction to making basic greeting cards, and other paper crafts, using rubber stamps. Bring a friend and join others for an evening of fun. Class held the second Monday of each month. Contact the center to register one week in advance. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Mon, Mar 12 (254005-03) 6 – 7:30 pm Mon, Apr 9 (254005-04) 6 – 7:30 pm Mon, May 14 (254005-05) 6 – 7:30 pm Crafts Join others for a morning out as you create useful and special crafts. Call the center for information and to register. Fee: FREE (plus supplies) Central Orange SC Mon & Thurs (254017-01) 9:30 – 11:30 am Creative Crafters Come and discover your creative side. Jewelry making will continue to be offered every Tues and Thurs. Don’t miss out! Come out for a good time with our crafters!! Instructor: Helen Frederick Fee: FREE (plus supplies) Seymour Center (354018)
March - May 2012 Shades of Red Jewelry Tues & Thurs, Feb 2 – 28 (in progress, may still attend) 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Springtime Garden Flags Tues & Thurs, Mar 1- 29 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Decorative Hand Towels Tues & Thurs, Apr 3- 26 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Floral Bracelets Tues & Thurs, May 1- 31 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Crocheting - Beginning Would you like to learn the basics of crocheting? Even if you already know how to crochet this could be a group that can also work on service projects. Instructor: Joan Brown Fee: FREE (plus supplies) Central Orange SC Session I: Mon, Mar 5- 26 (257031-03) 10 – 11 am Session II: Mon, Apr 2 - 30 (257031-04) 10 – 11 am Session II: Mon, May 7 - 21 (257031-05) 10 – 11 am Fantastic Fridays - Craft Lovers Paradise Try something new! Join other crafters on Fridays to learn interesting crafts. Each month will focus on a specific project requested by several participants. If you have craft ideas for Fantastic Fridays, please email them to Cydnee Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor: Helen Frederick Fee: FREE (unless otherwise noted) Seymour Center (324055) Creative Planters – Have an old shoe, hand bag, hat, pot, mug or something else you plan to throw out? Bring it in and get creative by adding decorations, soil and flowers to your new found planter. This will be a great conversation piece in your home, or can be given as a unique gift. Fri, Mar 2 – 30 1 – 3 pm Throw pillows – Want to add a special touch to your décor? This class is just for you. Materials provided. You will stuff, embellish and glue your pillow for that new look on your bed or favorite chair. Fri, Apr 13 – 27 1 - 3 pm (no class Apr 6) Vintage Postcards – Looking to make personalized post cards to send to family and friends? Learn the vari-
Senior Times ous techniques of making post cards, including embellishing, stamping, and more. Fri, May 11- 25 1 - 3 pm (no class May 4) Hats: A New Look! Looking to change the look of a hat that has been in your closet for a while? Join New York Fashion Major, Eleanor Simmons, as she gives you step-by-step tips and techniques to re-design your hat. She will show you how to resize it - either bigger or smaller, and how to add a new band, buttons, feathers or flowers to give your hat a make-over. Some materials will be provided, or you can bring your own. Instructor: Eleanor Simmons Fee: FREE Seymour Center 1st and 3rd Fridays Fri, Mar 2, 16; (Apr 6 - no class), 20; May 4, 18 (354093) 2 – 3:30 pm Japanese Embroidery Come and learn this specialized art form! Traditional Japanese Embroidery is 1,600 years old and only came to the US in 1985. Learning this specialized art can take up to 10 years to complete. The embroidery is done with silk filaments from a cocoon and metal threads on silk fabric. Some pieces have superimposed embroidery (embroidery over embroidery). Motifs are usually flowers, birds, and sometimes-human figures. Instructor: Pam Reading, certified instructor by Kurenai Kai in Atlanta, GA. Contact her at (919) 815-2249 or plreading@gmail. com for information on the materials you’ll need. Fee: $75, plus materials fee per session. Seymour Center Sat & Sun, Apr 14 & 15 (353050-21) 9 am – 3:30 pm Sat & Sun, Jun 9 & 10 (353050-05) 9 am – 3:30 pm Jewelry Making Learn how to make bracelets, earrings, and a necklace during our introduction to jewelry making. Call the center to register in advance of each session. Instructor: Kayla Zaragoza Fee: $20 plus supplies Central Orange SC Session I: Thurs, Mar 1 – 22 (244005-03) 6 – 8 pm Session II: Thurs, Mar 29 – Apr 19 (244005-04) 6 – 8 pm Session III: Thurs, Apr 26 – May 17 (244005-05) 6 – 8 pm
Knitting Blankets for Babies Come be a part of group making a difference in the lives of others! If you would like to knit blankets for babies, this adventure is just for you. Completed blankets will be given to expectant mothers of the Pregnancy Support Services Center. Bring your needles, yarn, patterns and other supplies needed. The Center will supply additional materials upon request. Group Facilitator: Sandy Daquila Fee: FREE Seymour Center Thurs, Feb 23; Mar 8, 22; Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24 (354079) 4 – 5 pm Knitting with Kai Mei If you are interested in learning how to knit, join Kai Mei for 3 fun sessions to learn basic techniques and make a scarf. By popular demand, this class is being offered due to the beautiful scarves Kai Mei wears. With so many requests, she is happy to show others how to knit. No experience necessary. She will provide extra needles for all sessions and yarn for the first session. If you have question before the classes, contact Kai Mei at (919) 960-7690. Fee: Only for the yarn to be used in session II, cost will range from $17-$19. Kai Mei will give more details at the first session in March. Seymour Center Thurs, Mar 15, Apr 5, Apr 19 (324067-01) 2 – 3 pm Session I: Thurs, Mar 15 L earn basic knitting techniques, bring yarn and needles for this session. Materials will also be made available at this first session. You will order special yarn for session II on April 5. Session II: Thurs, Apr 5 M ake a unique scarf during this session. Session III: Thurs, Apr 19 This time is set aside to finish your scarf and to gather additional knitting techniques. Leatherworks - Beginning As a beginner, you will create your own leather key chain and/or coasters. Once you complete this class, you will be able to join our advanced leatherworks to make your own belt, wallet, or handbag. Limited to 8 students. Instructor: Sam Truax Fee: FREE, Central Orange SC Session I: Wed, Mar 7 - 28 (234000-03) 9 – 11 am
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Quillow It’s a quilt! It’s a pillow! It’s a quilt that folds up into a pillow! We will learn to make a basic quillow in two easy beginner level classes. Bring cotton fabric of your choice – 2 ½ yds base fabric, and 3 yds of coordinating or solid color fabric and, 2 ½ yds of quilt batting. Instructor: Sandra L. Smith Fee: $35 Central Orange SC Thurs, Apr 12 & 19 (224007-01) 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Quilting Work on your own, or group, project. No experience necessary. If you’ve never quilted before, others will help you get started. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (257011-1) Tuesdays 10 am – 1 pm Recycled Greeting Cards Stop Thinking Art is Really Tough (S.T. H.R.T.) and come have fun recycling a large assortment of materials into beautiful greeting cards. Sandra L. Smith has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Florida and is a S.T.A.R.T. instructor for Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh. All materials provided. Fee: $30 Central Orange SC Session I: Mar 8 (224005-01) 6:30 – 8 pm Session II: Mar 29 (224005-02) 6:30 – 8 pm Session I: Apr 26 (224005-03) 6:30 – 8 pm
Set in Stone: An Inspirational Craft Writing a beautiful quote or stamping a motivating phrase on the surface of a flat stone gives it a whole new meaning. Set your words of encouragement in stone using stencils, rub on transfers, writing tools, stamps and more. A craft that is simple and uplifting, and it will put a smile on anyone’s face. Stones and decorative materials provided. Space is limited to 10 people. Instructor: Cydnee Sims Fee: FREE Seymour Center (324059-01) Mon, May 7 2 - 3 pm
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Page 20 Sewing Circle Join Gloria Maisner and friends for an afternoon of sewing and conversation. Bring your current projects, share ideas, stitch a while - but most of all, have fun! Fee: FREE Seymour Center (357038) Mondays 1 - 2:30 pm Stained Glass – Advanced This class will include more complex patterns for students who have completed the beginning class. Class size is limited so register before Feb 28 for the first session, and Apr 10 for the second session. Instructor: Frank Delimonte Fee: $50 (plus supplies) Central Orange SC Session I: Tues, Mar 6 – Apr 3 (244012-03) 12:30 – 2:30 pm Session II: Tues, Apr 17 – May 15 (244012-04) 12:30 – 2:30 pm Stained Glass - Beginning Class will introduce you to the process of glass cutting, transfer of patterns, foil application, and soldering. Your first creation will be a beautiful sun catcher to enjoy for years. Class size is limited so register before Feb 28 for the first session, and Apr 10 for the second session. Instructor: Frank Delimonte Fee: $50 (plus supplies) Central Orange SC Session I: Tues, Mar 6 – Apr 3 (244011-03) 9:30 – 11:30 am Session II: Tues, Apr 17 – May 15 (244011-04) 9:30 – 11:30 am Stitch and Flip Lap Quilt Come join us to learn the easiest method of making a crazy quilt. Be warned it can become addictive! We will make a lap quilt in two sessions. All materials provided. Instructor: Sandra L. Smith Fee: $35 Central Orange SC Session I: Thurs, Mar 15 & 22 (224006-01) 6:30 - 8:30 pm Session II: Thurs, May 3 & 10 (224006-02) 6:30 – 8:30 pm Wire Wraps A chic work of art shaped into witty vases for a dynamic centerpiece. Tips and design ideas will get you going so that you’ll want to make more than just one. If you are still wondering, what is this and how will it look,
Senior Times come to the class! Chicken wire and wire cutters will be provided. Sounds simple enough? Don’t miss it! Space is limited to 10 people. Instructor: Jerri Gale Fee: FREE Seymour Center Mon, Mar 5 (324069-01) 2 - 3 pm
POTTERY CLASSES Pottery – Beginning and Intermediate Wheel, Hand building, and Sculpture - This class is for all levels. Individualized instruction is given in wheel throwing, tile making, slab building, and sculpture. Learn the basics or continue to improve your skills. Each class begins with a 40 minute demonstration. This includes: surface decorating techniques: texturing surfaces and all aspects of wheel throwing. For those not interested in the wheel, making form slabs or clay sculptures is an option. Open studio time is included in the class fee. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 plus supplies (per session) Central Orange SC Session I: Mon, Mar 19 – Apr 9 (254015-03) 12:30– 3:30 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 16 – May 7 (254015-04) 12:30 – 3:30 pm Session III: Mon, May 14 – Jun 11 (254015-05) 12:30 – 3:30 pm (no class May 28) Evening Classes Session I: Mon, Mar 19 – Apr 9 (224002-05) 5:30 – 8:30 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 16 – May 7 (224002-06) 5:30 – 8:30 pm Session III: Mon, May 14 – Jun 11 (224002-07) 5:30 – 8:30 pm (no class May 28) Pottery – Flower Painting This class is similar to the Monday afternoon one; however, it will have a weekly demonstration on flower painting with slips and stains (for majolica). Green ware can be thrown by the instructor to your specifications and purchased from her. Open studio time is included in the class fee. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 plus supplies Central Orange SC Session I: Fri, Mar 16 – Apr 20 (224002-03) 10 am – 1 pm (no class Apr 6) Session II: Fri, Apr 27 – May 25 (224002-04) 10 am – 1pm
BRIDGE CLASSES Two Over One Game Force The system provides an effective means for a partnership to reach the best game or slam contract while keeping the auction at a slow pace to maximize the exchange of information. To register, call (919) 968-2070. Student text 2 Over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant is available through Amazon or the instructor ($15). Instructor Harrison Brooke, ACBL accredited teacher. For questions, contact him at (919) 489-0210 or email@example.com (preferred). Fee: $50 (5 weeks) Seymour Center Thurs, Feb 23 – Mar 22 (354097-01) 9:30 am – 12 noon
BRIDGE GAMES Contract Bridge Newcomers are always welcome. If you are interested in learning to play, please contact the center at (919) 245-2015. Central Orange SC (257004-1) Mon & Wed 1 – 4 pm Duplicate Bridge Friday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge game directors, Ruth and Paul Schwenke offer a Novice Duplicate Bridge game for players with fewer than 50 Master Points, in addition to the regular Duplicate Bridge one. You do not need to be an ACBL member to play. The Novice game will be separate from the open one, but please come at least 20 minutes early the first time. Partners are not needed for either game. For questions call (919) 9331474, or firstname.lastname@example.org Directors: Ruth and Paul Schwenke, Bronze Life Masters. Fee: $6 Seymour Center (351015) Fridays 1 pm Morning Bridge Game Practice what you have learned! Relearn what you have forgotten! Ask questions! Discuss hands! Come with a partner, improve your bidding, play, meet friends, and have fun. A small fee will be charged. (Note: If you need a partner, contact Harrison Brooke at least a week ahead of time so he can announce it.) Director: Harrison Brooke, ACBL accredited teacher, certified director and gold life master. For questions, contact him at (919) 4890210, or email@example.com (preferred) Seymour Center (351002) Mondays 9:15 am – 12 noon
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Sarah West Social Contract Progressive Bridge This is a friendly game of bridge with a group that has been playing for more than 20 years. New players are always welcome. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Wed & Fri (351012) 1 – 5 pm
Social Bridge Enjoy an afternoon of social bridge. Newcomers are always welcome. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Mondays (351003) 1 – 4 pm Saturdays (Bring your lunch) 10 am – 1:45 pm
Bid Whist and More Come join with others for a game of Bid Whist as well as other card and board games. Contact the center for additional information. Central Orange SC Mondays (251013) 5 pm Canasta Leader: June Weatherley, (919) 968-3990 Seymour Center Thursdays (351013) 1 – 4 pm
Dominoes Join us for a morning of dominoes and other games. Central Orange SC (251000) Mon – Fri 10 am -12 noon 1 – 4 pm Seymour Center (351021) Mon – Fri 10 am – 3:30 pm
Game Day Bring a friend and play table games or cards. We are currently looking for Spades players. Seymour Center Wednesdays (351009) 1 – 3 pm
Games Come alone or bring a friend, and enjoy a variety of games. Central Orange SC Mon – Fri (251001) 9 – 11 am
Hand and Foot Card Game This card game is a form of canasta. If you like to play, come join this ongoing group. Central Orange SC Mon – Fri (251017) 1 – 4 pm
March - May 2012 Mah Jong This ancient Chinese game is challenging and fun. Leader: Rebecca Hause, (919) 942-5703 Central Orange SC Thurs (257005-2) 7 pm Fri (257005-1) 12 noon – 4:30 pm Seymour Center Mon (351001) 12:30 – 5 pm Call the Seymour Center, or Rebecca Hauser at (919) 942-5703 (preferably during the evenings), to sign up to play on Monday afternoons. Pinochle If you need a refresher or would like to learn to play, call (919) 245-2015. Central Orange SC Thur (257006) 10 am – 12 noon Rook If you need to brush up, or if you’ve never played before, call (919) 245-2015 and let us know you’re coming. We’ll teach you how the game is played. Central Orange SC Fri (257007) 9:30 – 11:30 am Rummikub Join us for a new twist on rummy. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you. Contact the center at (919) 245-2015 for more information. Central Orange SC Mon – Fri (257008) 9 – 11:30 am Scrabble Club The group is open and friendly. Just show up and enjoy an afternoon of playing scrabble and meeting new friends. Central Orange SC Tues (257009) 1 – 5 pm Seymour Center Tues (351005) 1 – 5 pm Various Card Games Bid Whist, Spades – What’s your game? Come join a table or start one. Seymour Center Tues – Fri (351010) 2 – 5 pm
LANGUAGE CLASSES English as a Second Language Conversation Lab Class helps adult non-fluent English speaking people improve their comprehension of written and spoken English. It will help participants become more self-sufficient, informed and active in the community. Contact Orange County Literacy Council at (919) 933-2151 or www.orangeliteracy.org for more information.
Senior Times Fee: FREE Seymour Center Tues (354066) 9 am – 12 noon
Session II: Mon, May 7 – Jun 18 (354014-06) 9:30 - 10:30 am Fee: $78 (6 weeks - no class May 28)
Spanish (Level I) This class is an introduction to Spanish. It will include beginning conversational practice and vocabulary - including proper pronunciation and alphabet, basic greetings, family, numbers, and calendar concepts - if time permits. Instructor: Maureen Martin Fee: $40 (plus materials) per session Central Orange SC Session I: Thurs, Mar 22 – Apr 12 (254024-03) 1 - 2 pm Session II: Thurs, Apr 19 – May 10 (254024-04) 1 - 2 pm Session III: Thurs, May 17 – June 7 (254024-05) 1 - 2 pm
Spanish (Level III) - Intermediate For those who have completed Level II at the Seymour Center, or have taken a class or two elsewhere. Class includes conversation, grammar and reading. Seymour Center Session I: Fri, Mar 2 – Apr 27 (no class Apr 6) (354015-04) 9 – 10 am Fee: $104 (8 weeks) Session II: Fri, May 4-Jun 15 (no class May 25) (354015-05) 9 – 10 am Fee: $78 (6weeks)
Spanish (Level II) For those who have completed Level I, this class will continue to develop your conversational abilities. Topics include: pass times, arranging activities, the house and yard, foods and restaurants. Instructor: Maureen Martin Fee: $40 (plus materials) per session Central Orange SC Session I: Thurs, Mar 22 – Apr 12 (254025-03) 2 – 3 pm Session II: Thurs, Apr 19 – May 10 (254025-04) 2 – 3 pm Session III: Thurs, May 17 – Jun 7 (254025-05) 2 – 3 pm Spanish (Level IV) - Advanced For those who have completed Level III at the Seymour Center, or several years of classes elsewhere. Class includes conversation, grammar, reading and writing, and is conducted entirely in Spanish. Instructor: Staff of CHICLE (Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education) Seymour Center Session I: Fri, Mar 2 – Apr 27 (354016-05) 10:15 – 11:15 am Fee: $104 (8 weeks - no class Apr 6) Session II: Fri, May 4- Jun 15 (no class May 25) (354016-06) 10:15 – 11:15 am Fee: $104 (8 weeks) Spanish - Early Intermediate For people who have taken Level I at the Seymour Center, or have had previous experience in another class. Seymour Center Session I: Mon, Mar 5 – Apr 30 (354014-05) 9:30 - 10:30 am Fee: $104 (8 weeks - no class Apr 9)
Spanish (level I) - Introduction This is an introductory class designed for people with no previous experience in Spanish. Seymour Center Session I: Mon, Mar 5 – Apr 30 (no class Apr 9) (354013-05) 10:30 - 11:30 am Fee: $104 per session (8 weeks) Session II: Mon, May 7- Jun 18 (354013-06) 10:30 - 11:30 am Fee: $78 per session (6 week - no class May 28)
OTHER CLASSES Please remember to register for classes. AARP Defensive Driving Course We all know that as we mature, our bodies change. However, do you know how these changes can impact your driving? If you cause an accident in NC, the insurance companies can increase your rates up to 45%. That, combined with bills from doctors, hospitals, car repairs, etc could add up quickly! This doesn’t even take into account what it would do to your “quality of life”. Learn what you can do to reduce your chances for an accident by attending AARP’s class on Defensive Driving. Check with your insurance company to find out if you will be eligible for a discount after completing the course. Make checks payable to AARP. Call (919) 245-2015 to register. Instructor: Ursula Capewell, AARP DSP District Coordinator. Fee: $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members. Central Orange SC (214002-05) Fri, May 4 12 noon – 4:30 pm
AARP Driver Safety Class The class consists of four hours of content (plus time for breaks and lunch) and is designed to update driving knowledge and sharpen driving skills. Participants will discover ways to compensate for age-related changes, including: Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws/rules of the road; Strategies to deal with aggressive drivers; How to navigate problematic situations e.g. left hand turns, right-of-way, interstate highway traffic, large vehicles, and blind spots; and How to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts. By implementing the learned strategies, traffic violations, crashes, and chances of injuries can be reduced. Please bring your lunch. At the time of registration, you will need to provide your driver’s license and AARP membership number. You do not have to be an AARP member to participate in this class. Call (919) 9682070 to register. Instructor: Ursula Capewell, MSN, RN AARP DSP – District Coordinator Fee: $12 for AARP Members, $14 for non-AARP Members Seymour Center (354081-01) Thurs, Apr 5 10 – 3 pm
Another Day Behind the Wheel: Maintaining Fitness to Drive Maintaining the ability to drive safely depends on personal factors as well as the integrity of your automobile and the conditions of the driving environment. Sign up for this series of sessions to: • Address the personal factors related to continued driving safety, • Learn about self-administered tests of driving wellness • Start thinking proactively about your transportation future Call (919) 968-2070 by March 12th to register Session Leader: Jenny Womack, Occupational Therapist and Certified Community Mobility Specialist. Fee: FREE; Limited to 20 participants. Seymour Center (324057-01) Mon, Mar 19, 26, Apr 2 2 – 3 pm
Exercises for the Brain Looking for a person to lead this group. If you are interested in New York Times Puzzles - and more, please contact Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025. Anecdotal evidence indicates that doing word puzzles and mental exercises may be beneficial in warding off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This course will give students strategies for solving crossword and other word puzzles. Much time will be spent doing New
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York Times crosswords of varying difficulty, all with the goal of keeping the brain limber. Class was held on Fridays, from 10am until 12 noon, however, a new schedule is welcome. Seymour Center Guided Autobiography Workshop This workshop includes six two-hour sessions. Each meeting includes instruction on writing an autobiography, some tools and perspectives to help inspire your writing, and time to meet in small groups to share your writing. Each week you will be asked to write two pages on a significant theme in your life history. We will provide priming questions to help you think about the theme you are exploring. This is an opportunity to discover where you have been, where you are, and where you are going. Please bring a notebook of choice and writing instruments. Instructor: Christina Lombard Fee: $15 per session Seymour Center (324051-01) Wed, Apr 4 - May 9 2 – 4 pm Telling Your Story Join this creative writing group and create a special gift for your family and loved ones. Members will be assigned at-home exercises as well as group participation to help develop their stories. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (257002-1) 1st and 3rd Thursdays 3 – 5:30 pm
ment Community. Please register by Wed, Mar. 21. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Wed, Apr 4 (323003-01) 3 – 4 pm
Fri, Mar 9 12 noon Game 5 #1 ranked team vs 8/9 winner 2 pm Game 6 #4 ranked team vs 5/12 Central Orange SC (223000-01-02) Seymour Center SC (323007-01-02)
To register for programs, or to get more information, call the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill at (919) 968-2070, or the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough at (919) 245-2015. A Taste for Tea: International Tea Affair Take part in this festive affair that will enable your taste buds to explore classic teas of diverse origins. You will both sample several rounds of tea and tasty goodies, and learn how to incorporate various teas into healthier living practice. This isn’t your ordinary tea gathering as it has a different “flavor”. Come for a great time, learn some new things and enjoy a few rounds. This event is co-sponsored with Seasons at Southpoint Retire-
AARP - “It’s Time to Talk” Adult children often need to have the discussion with their parents about their driving skills and safety on the road. No matter the situation, adult children will better understand how to speak with their parents about driver safety, and how to approach the topic of making the decision to hand over the car keys. It can also help adult children become aware of certain warning signs that it may be time to suggest some alternative methods of transportation. Contact the center to register before May 4. Instructor: Ursula Capewell, MSN, RN Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Mon, May 7 (223020-05) 7 – 9 pm ACC Tournament – March Madness!! Join your friends at the Central Orange Senior Center and the Seymour Center for March Madness Basketball. Thurs, Mar 8 12 noon Game 1 #8 ranked team vs #9 2 pm Game 2 #5 ranked team vs #12 7 pm Games 3 #7 ranked team vs #10
Arts and Crafts Marketplace Something new, just for you!! We are looking for senior artists and crafters who would like to showcase their works this summer. This is an opportunity to make people aware of your talent, and to invite family and friends to the Center. This is also a great way for people to see hand-crafted items made exclusively by mature adults! Vendors must be 55 or older to participate. Expect to find quilts, jewelry, paintings, woodwork and much more at any given time. The Marketplace will only be held in the summer on a
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will follow in the next issue of Senior Times. If you are interested in this program, contact Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025 by Fri, Mar 30. Art Shows – Central Orange Senior Center If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Terry Colville at (919) 245-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pottery and Ceramic Tiles –This art exhibition will showcase the works of Pip Merrick and her pottery class students created here at the Central Orange SC. Join us for the opening reception on Mon, Mar 5 at 3 pm for an opportunity to meet the artists. This exhibit will remain on display until Apr 23. Central Orange SC Mon, Mar 5 (253002-02) 3 pm Quilters of Central Orange – This exhibition will highlight beautiful handmade quilts. Come and enjoy the unique creations on display crated by 15 local quilters. Join us for the opening reception on Mon, May 7 at 3 pm for an opportunity to meet the quilting artists. This exhibit will remain on display until Jun 22. Central Orange SC Mon, May 7 (253002-03) 3 pm Art Shows - Seymour Center If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025 or email@example.com Alexander Austin’s “People, Potpourri and Such” will be on display from Jan 30 until Mar 22. Seymour Center (353003-07) Orange County Senior Games Silver Arts Exhibition will be on display from Apr 9 until May 31. There will be an opening reception on Mon, Apr 9. Assistant Hostesses: Margaret Mays, Nettie Wilson, Joan Walshaw, Irene Ferguson with Emily Davisson at the piano. Seymour Center (353003-08) Mon, Apr 9 3 pm B.I.N.G.O. Bingo with a facelift! We are combining our bingo call with a bingo display board to make the game easier and more fun. To make our prize table versatile and exciting, bring your bingo donations that day to add to the prize table. This will make winning even more enticing. Refreshments will be
served. Join our Bingo caller, Peter O’ Grady. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Tues, May 8 (353041-05) 10:30 - 11:30 am (please note: change of day for bingo, this month only) Wed, June 13 10:30 - 11:30 am
Bingo Bring a friend and join us for a morning of fun and prizes. Ruth King is our caller. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Wed, May 9 (253003-02) 10 - 11 am
Birthday Celebrations If your birthday falls in Mar, Apr, or May, you are invited to a special celebration. Please contact the Center one week in advance to register. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Mon, Mar 5 (253004-03) 12 noon Mon, Apr 2 (253004-04) 12 noon Mon, May 7 (253004-05) 12 noon Seymour Center Mon, Mar 5; Apr 2; May 7 (353072) 12 noon
CarFit Program CarFit is an educational program that offers you the opportunity to check how well your personal vehicles “fit” you. A team of trained technicians and/ or health professionals will work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. To schedule an appointment contact the center at (919) 245-2015. Instructor: Ursula Capewell, MSN, RN AARP DSP District Coordinator. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Fri, May 11 (215000-05) 10 am – 2 pm
CarFit Program Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19th when the Aging Transitions Team will sponsor a CarFit™ event in the parking lot of the Seymour Center. CarFit™ is a joint venture of the AARP, AAA Traffic Safety Foundation and the American Occupational Therapy Association. It is a drive-through service in which the “fit” between car and driver is assessed using a 12-point standardized checklist. The driver is provided
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information about their fit within their specific vehicle and management of its features. The entire assessment takes approximately 20 minutes and is free of charge. Call (919) 968-2070 to register. Fee: FREE Session Leader: Jenny Womack, Occupational Therapist and Certified Community Mobility Specialist. Seymour Center Sat, May 19 10 am – 1 pm
June 28 - Final Wishes for Yourself and Your Property: Includes Wills, Living Trusts, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Organ Donation, Disposition of Remains, and Planning Your Digital Afterlife (What happens to your online presence when you die?) Registration deadline - Thurs, May 31 Central Orange SC (230010-01) Thurs, Jun 7 & 28 2 – 4 pm
Celebration of Womanhood During the month of May we honor mothers and other women in our lives. If you have someone you would like to honor (mother, wife, sister, etc) call the center for details. If possible, we would like you to bring a picture of the person you would like to honor. Last day to register for the program is Apr 30. Central Orange SC Fri, May 11 (223016-01 11:15 am
Chapel Hill Workshops: Presenter will be Mr Steve Lackey, Attorney-atLaw. Mr Lackey will cover the following topics: June 20 - Who’s in Charge: Includes Financial Powers of Attorney, Retirement Benefits, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Long Term Health Care, and Living Wills June 27 - Transferring Property by Gift, During Life and Beyond: Includes Lifetime Gifts, Wills, Trusts, Joint Property, Beneficiary Designations, and Transfer Taxes Registration deadline - Wed, Jun 13 Seymour Center (333000-04) Wed, Jun 20 & 27 2 – 4 pm
Central Orange Senior Center Olympics On your mark! Get set! Go! Let’s loosen up our joints and tighten up our skills. Join us for a little competition and become one of Central Orange Senior Center’s gold medal Olympians. If you don’t know how to play we’ll teach you. Central Orange SC Fri, Mar 9 Horseshoes (243021-07) 10:30 – 11:30 am Current Events It’s hard to keep up with everything that is happening locally, nationally, and around the world. Bring your paper, grab a cup of coffee, and join others to discuss the news of the day. Leader: Marie Torian Central Orange SC Thursdays (253016-01) 10:30 – 11:30 am Estate Planning Workshops The Orange County Center of NC CoOperative Extension, and the Orange County Department on Aging are cosponsoring a two-part workshop series on Estate Planning. Please register for one set of the following sessions: Hillsborough Workshops: Presenter will be Ms Beth Tillman, Attorneyat-Law. Ms. Tillman will cover the following topics: June 7 - Planning for Incapacity: Will include Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances, and Living Trusts
Farmers’ Market at the Senior Centers Yes, spring is in the air and the Farmers’ Market will be back at the Senior Centers. The Farmers’ Market is a wonderful and convenient way to get your fresh fruits, vegetables and meats right at the Center. No longer do you have to stand in a long grocery line when you have your local friendly farmers right outside the Centers’ doors. Come shop and support them. Central Orange SC Mondays beginning March 5 (226006-01) 9 am – 12 noon Seymour Center Tues and Thurs, beginning mid-April (353060) 9am - 12 noon Food Tasting Demo and Recipe Swap Do you have a favorite food you love to cook? Are you willing to share your secret recipe? Contact Jacklyn Mayo at (919) 245-0483 or 349-6115 and let her know. She will do the shopping and you do the demo along with her. Copies of recipes will be provided to each participant. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Session I: Thurs, Mar 1 – Mar 22 (223017-03) 9:30 – 11:30 am Session II: Thurs, Apr 5 – 26 (223017-04) 9:30 – 11:30 am
Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center’s and Seymour Center’s Annual Meetings These meetings are open to current and potential members. If you are interested in becoming a Senior Center Friend and learning more about the upcoming programming and future plans, please join us. Central Orange SC (223002-01) Fri, May 11 10 – 11 am Seymour Center (323012-03) Thurs, May 17 1 - 2 pm Fun Bingo with Cards Join this group for a morning of fun as they put a new twist on an old game. Central Orange SC Fri, Mar 2, Apr 13, May 4 (257024-01) 10:30 – 11:30 am Hats and Tea: A Mother’s Day Celebration In celebration and honor of Mothers, you are cordially invited to a High Tea at the Seymour Center. To make it interesting and fun, we would love for you to wear your favorite spring hat and gloves. If you don’t have a hat or gloves, no worries, just join the festivities for casual motherhood conversations and wonderful treats. This event is co-sponsored with Alta Walk Retirement Community. Registration deadline is Apr 27. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Fri, May 11 (323006-01) 10 – 11 am Heart’s Desire: Four-Part Film and Lecture Series The Chapel Hill-based nonprofit, Second Journey, is partnering with the Seymour Center on a four-part evening series of films and lectures. The series explores the Heart’s Desire in later life to rediscover and reinvent itself and live a simpler, yet larger and more meaningful, life. Each film will be followed by a brief lecture of 15-20 minutes and general audience discussion. For full details, visit SecondJourney.org/films.htm or e-mail BoltonAnthony@frontier.com. Series Hosts: Bolton Anthony founded Second Journey after working as a public librarian, university administrator, and social change activist. Kay-Robert Volkwijn was born in South Africa and is a retired Presbyterian minister with an avid, lifelong interest in films. Seymour Center Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 12 (353010-03) 6:30 – 9 pm Thurs, Mar 1 Autumn Spring — A septuagenarian Czech retiree acts the prankster,
much to the consternation of his practical-minded wife and their son, in this droll, deceptively easygoing film. It’s a sly, wry fable about the refusal to grow old that has poignancy as well as charm. Thurs, Mar 15 Central Station — An unlikely friendship forms between a cynical 67-yearold woman who works at a Rio de Janeiro central station, writing letters for the illiterate customers she distains, and a 9-year-old boy who is seeking his father. Thurs, Mar 29 Schultze Gets the Blues — One night Schultze, a laid-off German miner and champion accordion player, hears the unfamiliar strains of Zydeco on his radio and is catapulted into a life changing quest that takes him from Germany to the bayous of Louisiana. Thurs, Apr 12 As It Is in Heaven —Daniel Dareus is a talented and successful international conductor, who is forced by failing health to return to his childhood village in the far north of Sweden where he unwittingly fulfills his greatest desire in a place where he least expects it.
Karaoke: Entertaining Sing-A-Long Join Kathleen “Kacky” Hammon and Richard Tazewell as you travel down memory lane in songs. No singing experience is required - just a love of music and having a great time. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Wednesdays (351025) 11:15 – 11:45 am Karaoke Sing-A-Long Join Haryo and friends for a variety of songs and fun. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Wednesdays (257003-01) 10 – 11 am
Lace Day Hosted by the NC Regional Lacers, the Piedmont and the Sir Walters’ Lacers. The theme of the day is “Trials and Terrors of Fiber.” Lacemakers from all over NC and neighboring states will come to make lace, and to learn how to work with different fibers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call Janice Tyler, (919) 968-2071. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Sat, May 5 (353100-03) 9 am – 3 pm
Page 24 Ladies Night Out: Shades of Pink! Ladies, it’s your time and your year! Get out your best pink top or blouse and rock it with a pair of jeans or whatever you have. We are going to celebrate and pamper ourselves on this grand evening like no other. We will have your “pink drink” station (nonalcoholic of course), photo booth, giveaways, a “not your grandma’s fashion show,” heavy appetizers and more. Pink Ladies Rock!! Fee: FREE Seymour Center Wed, Apr 25 (323008-01) 5:30 - 7:30 pm Las Vegas Night This event sold out the last few years so get your tickets fast! Your ticket will include music, dancing, dinner, and $10,000 in gaming money (Black Jack, Roulette, etc) to use for bidding on prizes. Call the senior center for additional information and ticket sales. Event co-sponsored with the Friends of Central Orange. Fee: $20 per ticket in advance ($25 per ticket at the door) Central Orange SC Sat, Apr 21 (213002-1) 6 – 10 pm
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Mama Mia – Take Two! Grab a lawn chair and bring a snack to share as we kick back and watch this musical filled with great music and lots of humor. The center will provide the drinks. Please register before Apr 5. Central Orange SC Tues, Apr 10 (223018-01) 2:30 pm Making the Most of your Time, Energy, & Money Based on the Book: “If Your Life Were a Business, Would You Invest In It?” Do you feel you have to make choices between financial security and the life you want to live? There is a way to do both. Learn the first 8 steps of the 13 step process based on the book If Your Life Were a Business, Would You Invest In It? You will discover how to develop a plan to help you live your dreams now, while also paying full attention to your financial realities. By learning these 8 steps you will discover how to identify and concentrate on your most essential goals, how to listen to and take seriously the concerns of those closest to you, and how to invest in activities that will enable you to achieve your central objectives. Instructor: Jerry Bergner, Certified Life Business™
Senior Times Financial Advisor, has been teaching workshops based on this book since 2007 and has worked with clients as a financial advisor since 1994. One of Jerry’s Life Business’s™ is to assist others in simplifying and focusing their financial lives so that they can spend more time, energy, and money doing the things they feel are important. A boxed lunch from Panera Bread will be provided for a fee of $10. This amount should be paid to the instructor the day of the workshop. Please specify at the time of registration if you will have Turkey, Roast Beef or Veggie sandwich. Center will provide coffee and bottled water. Registration deadline is Thurs, Apr 12. Instructor: Jerry Bergner, Certified Life Business ™ Financial Advisor Fee: FREE + cost of box lunch ($10) Seymour Center Sat, Apr 28 (323044-01) 9 am – 5 pm May Day Celebration Let’s leap around the May pole once again with laughter and fun. This year’s May Day Celebration will offer a morning of bingo, games, prizes, lunch, wrapping the May pole and musical entertainment. Co-sponsored with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. Transportation will leave the Seymour Center at 10 am and will return at 1 pm. Please register by Fri, Apr 27. Fee: FREE Hargraves Center Fri, May 4 10 – 1 pm Mobile Barber Service by Cuts on Demand Barber services are now available at the Center offering quality haircuts and great customer service at your convenience. Cuts on Demand, a highly qualified licensed barber, will cater to all your hair needs. Sign up today and get your service with a smile. Fee: $12 Seymour Center Every 2nd Friday, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11 (353096) 9- 11 am More in My Basket Do you have trouble making ends meet in your food budget? Do you sometimes have to not buy groceries so you can cover the cost of health care, utilities, or medicine? Do you skip meals because of the food cost, or reduce the size of your meals because of costs? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then the “More In My Basket” Program is for you. More In My Basket (MIMB) pro-
motes food security for North Carolinians through outreach education about the North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program. MIMB also dispels myths, demonstrates the benefit of applying for the FNS Program, and assists with the application process. Being food insecure is defined as having reduced quality, variety and desirability of food, as well as anxiety over food sufficiency. The FNS Program provides resources for eligible individuals to extend their food dollars in order to become more food secure. Currently only 2/3 of older adults who qualify for FNS/ SNAP benefits have applied. If you are among the 1/3 of eligible adults who have not applied but could benefit from this program, then the More In My Basket Program will provide you with the knowledge and information to access this very vital benefit. This program will be conducted by Deborah J. Taylor, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with NC Cooperative Extension - Orange County Center. The program is a collaborative effort between the Orange County Department on Aging and the Orange County Center of NC Cooperative Extension. Sessions will be held as follows: Central Orange SC Thurs, Mar 1 10 am - 12 noon Registration deadline - Thurs, Feb 23 Seymour Center (324052) Wed, Mar 7 10 am – 12 noon Registration deadline - Wed, Feb 29 Newcomers’ Coffee This is your chance to ask all those questions about what the Senior Center can do for you. Join the Senior Center staff as they give an overview of our programs and services. We are a one-stop resource for wellness, lifelong learning, access to benefits and meaningful opportunities. There will be time for coffee, conversation and a tour of our facilities. Call the senior center to register. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Thurs, Mar 8 (253008-03) 10 am Thurs, Apr 12 (253008-04) 10 am Thurs, May 10 (253008-05) 10 am Seymour Center Thurs, Mar 8 (353023-01) 10 am Thurs, Apr 12 (353023-02) 10 am Thurs, May 10 (353023-03) 10 am
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Piano Performance: A Medley of Music at Noon In honor of Older Americans Month, Barbara Lang’s students have set aside this time to share the joy of music in appreciation of our senior participants. Come out and enjoy myriad selections and light refreshments. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1E39) Sat, May 26 12 noon
Planning for the Future See article in the front section on page for more information on this series. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (343333-02)
POTLUCKS AT CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER St. Patrick’s Day – Be sure to wear your green as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Enjoy rousing Irish tunes and maybe kick up your heels in an Irish jig while feasting on corned beef, cabbage and potatoes. We will enjoy traditional Irish music performed by fiddler, Chris Mankoff. Please call the center to register before Mar 8 and let us know what you plan to bring. Thurs, Mar 15 (253007-03) 5:30 pm
Cinco de Mayo Night: We are headed south of the boarder for this meal of tacos and burritos. We have suggestions for you to bring such as shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, and chopped tomatoes to name a few. Contact the center for other ideas or to let us know what you plan to bring. Enjoy lively music and join in the Mexican Hat Dance. Call the center by May 10 to make your reservation and let us know what you plan to bring. Thurs, May 17 (253007-05) 5:30 pm Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Please Note: There will not be a potluck in April due to Las Vegas Night. See more information on this event in its listing. POTLUCKS & SPECIAL DINNERS AT SEYMOUR CENTER (Note starting times) Hippies Sixties Bash! Do you remember the flower power, bell bottoms, Woodstock, and the moon landing era? Jump back in time to the amazing Sixties with dinner, entertainment and more. Dress up in your tie dye shirt, wrap skirt, head-
March - May 2012 band, patchwork or anything that is far out!! Join us for an unforgettable groovy experience. This event is cosponsored with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. Register for this event by calling the Seymour Center at (919) 968-2070 beginning Thurs, Feb 23rd. You will not need to bring any side dishes. Bring a dessert for 8 to 10 people. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Thurs, Mar 8 (353000-03) 4– 6 pm DINNER AND TAP: A THEATER EXPERIENCE A different kind of affair awaits you on this evening. Experience an exceptional evening of tap perormances by the Seymour Tappers. Make your reservations by Thurs, Apr 19. Please bring a dessert that will serve 8 to 10 people. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Thurs, May 10 (353000-05) 4 – 6 pm Please Note: There will not be a potluck in April due to Ladies Night Out! See more information on this event in its listing. Poetry Open Mic Hour April is National Poetry Month. We want to celebrate by hearing some of the poetry written by our seniors and staff. Come share your favorite original poems for the rest of us to enjoy! Participation is not only encouraged but needed for this event to be a success! Light refreshments will be served. Please see James Helton, Intern, if you are interested or ask for him at the front desk. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Thurs, Apr 26 (3230100-01) 2 – 3 pm Prime Time Players The Prime Time Players will present Cole Porter – Music, Dance and Laughter. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of great entertainment from folks right here in our community. Fee: Suggested Donation - $7 Central Orange SC Fri, Mar 23 (223019-01) 2 pm Prime Time Players 3rd Annual Play Writing Contest! Don’t miss out on our spring production. We will choose three ten-minute plays. If you have a play you would like to sub-
Senior Times mit, please email it to maryafreedman@ gmail.com or leave a copy addressed to Mary Freedman at the front desk of the Seymour Center. Deadline for the receipt of the plays is Feb. 29 - leap year day! The plays will be performed on Fri, May 4th and Sat, May 5th. Music and dance will round out the program. For those of you who love our singers and dancers, or who missed our fall performance, the Prime Time Players will be repeating “Cole Porter” on Fri, Mar 23 at the Central Orange Senior Center (see above). Fee: Suggested donation - $7 at the door Seymour Center Fri, May 4 (323001-05) 2 pm Sat, May 5 (323001-06) 2 pm Senior Living and Long Term Care Options and Conversations Just as everyone ages differently, there’s no one perfect living solution that satisfies everyone. This talk will help you acquire a basic understanding of senior living choices and resources available in the community. It will cover everything from home health, adult day care, to the difference between independent, assisted and memory care communities. Refreshments will be served. You must register for this seminar, call (919) 9682070. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Wed, Mar 14 (352774-01) 1:30 - 2:30 pm Soar Feat Send Off Party!! Join us for this grand event! Come out and help us cheer on Teri Swezey, a Boomer, as she sets out on a journey to walk from the East coast to the West coast. The walk will begin in early March and is set for completion in September. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and funds for vulnerable elderly and caregivers. Help us in this great venture, as we keep track of her whereabouts and view photos throughout the mission. The Send Off Party is going to be fantastic! The theme song for this event is “I’m Walking” by Fats Domino. We will have music, food, entertainment - and more. Please sign up and support this send off!! Fee: FREE Seymour Center Mon, Feb 27 (313002) 2 pm Treasure Hunt Join the gold hunt! “Gold” coins will be hidden outside the center, and the individuals who collect the most will earn prizes. It’s going to be super fun!! Game host: James Helton, Intern. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Thurs, Apr 5 (323019-01) 2 – 3 pm
Up Close and Personal Creative Reuse Project! Do you want your special/memorable clothes or unwanted fabric/clothes to become a part of a permanent artwork for the Senior Center? Supported by the Town of Chapel Hill, the project, titled Up Close and Personal, will utilize re-purposed clothes and other objects to tell stories. Participants will be engaged in activities such as sewing, stitching, and screen printing to describe personal stories and memories through their clothing items. Together these will all contribute to a larger installation. In addition, a related fashion show will be a part of this exciting project to promote and celebrate creativity through innovative reuse of old garments. Create your own commemorative panels for your loved ones so their old clothes can become part of a permanent artwork for the Seymour Center. Or just express your creativity with your unwanted clothing and/ or “special clothing.” Your commemorative panels will be integrated into an artwork for the Seymour Center, which will be installed in May. For additional details, please contact jan-ru Wan: one. firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in this project, contact Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025 or contact jan-ru wan @ email@example.com • W ed, Feb 22: Meeting to determine participants role. • Wed, Mar 14- 28 (10-11 am): Group meeting about the project’s status • April: Jan-Ru Wan will be working to integrate the installation. • Wed, Apr 18 (10-11 am): Group meeting to define the art work and discuss the installation process. • May: Focus on fashion runway group and installation. • Wed, May 16: Installation of the art piece • Wed, May 30: Seymour Center 5th Anniversary Gala Fashion Show Project leader: Jan Ru Wan Seymour Center Wed, Feb. 22 (Meeting for all participators and committee) 10 am - 12 noon Wed, Mar 14, 28; Wed, Apr 18 (Group Sessions) 10 am – 12 oon Wed, May 16 (Art Installation) 10 am -12 noon Tues, May 29 (Art Unveiling) 11 am Wed, May 30 (Fashion Show) 2 pm
Victoria Windler’s “Eyes on Opera” This popular program continues to draw large audiences for each DVD performance. Scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of each month, the presentation includes world-class classical and contemporary operas, ballet, and operettas with occasional live performances and program commentaries. Snacks and drinks are provided with a half-hour break for a BYO (Bring Your Own) lunch. A website with program details is at www.meetup. com/Chapel-Hill-Opera. Fee: FREE Sat, Mar 17 Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan Sat, Apr 21 Faust by Gounod Sat, May 19 Pearlfishers by Bizet Seymour Center Every 3rd Sat (353031) 10 am – 2 pm
Village Elders Lecture Series The Village Elders Lecture Series has been bringing scholars together with the community for more than 25 years. Come and take full advantage of these lectures and the rich educational opportunities they offer. Open to the public. Contact: Walter Mack, at (919) 933-5436 Thurs, Mar 15: Carolyn Barrett, retired, UNC School of Public Health “Assignment: Peace Corps, Nicaragua” Thurs, Apr 19: Dr Henry Mattox, Retired US Foreign Service Officer, “The Roots of Terrorism” Thurs, May 17: Dr Norman G. Owen, Professor Emeritus, University of Hong Kong, “China: The World’s Next Great Power” Seymour Center (353027) 2:30 pm
Wounded Soldiers Remembered We will be collecting DVD, CDs, MP3 players, and books with puzzles (Sudoku, word search, & crossword) to send to our wounded soldiers waiting to be transported back to the states. All items will be mailed to the Transport Hospital for Wounded Soldiers. Please bring all donations to the front desk. This program is co-sponsored with the Orange County Civil Air Patrol Central Orange SC
Yard Sale Notice!! The Friends of the Seymour Center and its Program Advisory Committee are hosting another yard sale this coming Fall. Your support is needed to save items for this exciting event. Collection of donated items will begin in August. Watch for details and dates in the next Senior Times.
DANCE & MUSIC
All of the following activities are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Badminton Sponsored by the Orange County Recreation and Parks Department Fee charged Central Recreation Center: Tryon St, Hillsborough Tues, Wed, & Fri 9 – 11 am Badminton Enjoy a friendly game during our open play weekly sessions. Beginners are welcomed. Racquets are available. Partner not needed. Central Orange SC (251004) Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm Seymour Center (351022) Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:45 pm Saturdays 8:15 - 10:45 am Badminton Lessons These lessons are for beginners or those who would like to brush up on their game. Instructor: CD Poon (cdpoon@gmail. com) Seymour Center Email Instructor, or call the front desk for an appointment. Basketball – Shoot Around Central Orange SC (251015) Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:30 pm Community Center Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 - 10:30 am Northside Gym Mondays 10 - 11:30 am Billiards Bring a friend and enjoy shooting a round of pool. Every day, any time, Central Orange SC (251005) Bocce Ball A group often plays on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Friendly, relaxed competition. Contact Joan Alston, (919) 932-7104, for days and times. Chapel Hill Community Center Shuffleboard Whether it is for practice or fun, shuffleboard and horseshoes are another great way to exercise. Come to learn, or to show someone how to play the game. Feel free to take a lunch and socialize afterwards. Central Orange SC (251006) Fridays 9 – 11 am Northside Gym Wednesdays 10 - 12 noon
Senior Times Table Tennis If you wish, bring your own paddles and balls, or use the equipment available at the Center. All skill levels are welcome. Central Orange SC Contact: Tommy Wade, (919) 477-4212. Seymour Center Contact: Sherry Graham, (919) 636-2264 or Alan Tom, (919) 933-8972. Central Orange SC Mondays (251008-1) 5 – 9 pm Wednesdays (251008-2) 9 – 11 am Wii – Open Play Instructor: Interested in leading? If so, contact Corina Riley (919) 968-2080 Central Orange SC (251010) Thursdays 12 noon
DANCE & MUSIC dance
Ballroom Dance Lessons Ballroom Dance lessons with Bruce Gillooly, who has over 60 years of dance experience. Each month you will explore a different ballroom dance. Please register and purchase your ticket at the front desk prior to class. No partner required but is recommended. Fee: $5 Seymour Center Mondays (354020) 3 - 3:45 pm Central Orange SC Tuesdays (254001) 12 noon – 1 pm Ballroom Dance Practice New! The great room is open for Ballroom dance practice. Bring your own music and join with others to spend the afternoon dancing. No formal instruction will take place. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Thursdays (except 3rd Thursdays) (254002-01) 3:30 - 4:30 pm Ballroom Dance Practice Ballroom dance practice with Bruce Gillooly providing the music. A variation of music will be provided to meet a wide variation of dance ability and desires. Comments and requests will be taken into account. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Mondays (354047) 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Ballroom Dance Social Great way to meet new people! All ages, couples and singles are welcome. Recorded music. For information, call (919) 933-8982. Fee: $2 at the door Seymour Center 4th Thurs: Feb 23; Mar 22, 29; Apr 26; May 24, 31 (353009) 7 – 9 pm Clogging What a great way to get in shape while having fun. This is a beginning class so you will learn basic clogging steps. No prior dance experience necessary. Instructor: Kelly Brinn. Fee: $38 per session Central Orange SC Session I: Thurs, Apr 12 – May 3 (254004-03) 6 – 6:45 pm Session II: Thurs, Ma 10 - 31 (254004-04) 6 - 6:45 pm Dance for Joy Whether you are just beginning to focus on becoming healthier, or are looking for something new to add to your current fitness program, this class is perfect. It encourages participants to move within their own comfort level and to bring their energy and spirit to the steps. Based on the Nia Technique, the barefooted, grounded movements provide a whole body workout that is gentle on the joints. Through easy dance steps we will develop greater balance, flexibility, strength - and have FUN! To learn more about Nia, go to nianow.com. Instructor: Rebecca Sugg, Certified NIA Instructor Fee: $24/4 weeks; $48/8 weeks; or $72/12 weeks – Coupon books available. Central Orange SC Mondays 11 am – 12 noon Mar (252005-03) Apr (252005-04) May (252005-05) Line Dancing Line Dancing is great exercise. Best of all, no partner is needed. Join this growing class and learn the best line dancing around. Instructor: Bruce Gillooly Fee: $3 per class. Purchase tickets at the front desk. Seymour Center Mondays 1 – 3 pm Mar 5 - 26 (354019-15) Apr 2- 30 (354019-16) May 7- 21 (no class, May 28) (354019-17)
March - May 2012
Line Dancing This class is for both new and experienced line dancers. You will improve your memory and get the benefits of exercising while having fun. Instructor: Becky Walker Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Mondays (254006-2) 3 - 4:30 pm Tuesdays (254006-1) 1 – 2:30 pm Line Dancing First 30 minutes of the class is for beginners, and all levels are between 10 – 11 am. Instructor: Esther Haithcock Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Thursdays (254006-3) 9:30 – 11 am
Tap Dancing Learn to tap dance with an experienced and friendly teacher. You will learn basic and historical steps, as well as how to tap to all kinds of music. Tap dancing is a great way to have fun while exercising without putting stress on your body. Instructor: Rachel Kiel Fee: $52 for the first four lessons Seymour Center Thurs, Mar 1- 22 (354032-03) Intermediate - 4 - 5 pm Beginners - 5 - 6 pm Thurs, Apr 5 - 26 (354032-04) Intermediate - 4 - 5 pm Beginners - 5 - 6 pm Thurs, May 3- 24 (354032-05) Intermediate - 4 - 5 pm Beginners - 5 - 6 pm
Tap Dancing Did you tap dance as a child? Even if you’ve never danced, have you always had a desire to learn? Now is your chance to learn the fine art of tap dancing for free. Instructor: Bruce Gilooly, has been dancing for 50 years. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Tuesdays - Beginners (254007-1) 9 – 10 am Tuesdays - Intermediate (254007-2) 10 – 11 am Waltzing Practice For those who love to waltz, and for those learning to waltz: Taped and live music provided. All ages welcome. Fee: $2 at the door
March - May -2012 September November 2011 Seymour Center 1st , 2nd & 3rd Thurs: Mar 1, 8, 15; Apr 5, 12, 19; May 3, 10, 17 (353006) 7– 8:30 pm
Music Instant Blues and Boogie Piano for Hopelessly Busy People Workshop Play your blues away! This hands-on workshop introduces beginners and experts alike to the uniquely American piano form known as the blues. For beginners it’s a low-stress introduction to piano playing. For those who already play traditional piano this workshop sets the stage for learning many different styles including rock, gospel, jazz, boogie-woogie, and improvising techniques. Learn the secrets of the blues’ unique scale, form, rhythm, and improvisation. Free yourself from sheet music. No prerequisite. Instructor: Deborah Belcher, BS, MM, and DMA degrees in piano. Fee: $49. Materials fee of $25, for workbook & 60-min practice CD, will be collected at workshop by instructor. Seymour Center Thurs, Apr 5 (333050-04) 6 - 9 pm Karaoke: Entertaining Sing-ALong Join Kathleen “Kacky” Hammon and Richard Tazewell as you travel down memory lane in songs. No singing experience is required - just a love of music and having a great time. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Wednesdays (351025) 11:15 – 11:45 am Karaoke Sing-A-Long Join Haryo and friends for a variety of songs and fun. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Wednesdays (257003-01) 10 – 11 am Music with Mary Join Mary Allison for a morning of music and fun as she plays our favorite songs for a sing- along. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Thurs, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 (253006-01) 11 am
Senior SeniorTimes Times Private Music Lessons Think of me as your Musical Personal Trainer. First we assess where you are with regard to music and where you would like to go. Then we develop a set of skills for you to practice toward achieving your goals. Any level! Any instrument! Call (919) 968-2070 for an appointment. Instructor: Richard Tazewell Fee: $30 per lesson (30 min lessons) Call instructor for additional information and appointments at (919) 619-2592. Seymour Center Thursdays (354096) 4 – 8 pm Singing for the Fun of it If you love to sing and never get enough opportunity – here is a way to make group singing part of your week. We sing old favorites, teach new songs and harmonize to our heart’s content. There will be opportunities to perform in senior center special events. People of all singing experience welcomed. Facilitator: Pete Wehr Central Orange SC Tuesdays (257032-01) 12 noon – 1 pm Singing Lessons at Seymour Group Singing Learn to be a part of a singing group. We focus on melody, harmony and rhythm. We’ll develop a body of songs and sing them for the Seymour Center. Instructor: Richard Tazewell Fee: $10 per session Seymour Center Wednesdays (354095) 4 – 5 pm
Book Club We are a small, but lively group and welcome more. Contact the front desk, (919) 245-2015 for current book selection. 3rd Tues Tues, Mar 20 “Geometry of Sisters”, by Luarrne Rice Tues, Apr 17 “Empress Orchid”, by Anchee Min Tues, May 15 “Stormy Weather”, by Paulette Jiles Central Orange SC (258000-01) 2:30 – 4:30 pm Book Discussion Group We are looking for participants and a group leader to restart this program. Please contact Cydnee Sims, (919) 9693025. Seymour Center (357001) 2 pm
Classic Book Series This book discussion group is limited to the first 20 people to register. Coordinator: Dr Frank Wilson Thurs, Feb 23 “Heart of Darkness”, by Joseph Conrad Thurs, Mar 22 “The English Patient”, by Michael Ondaatje Thurs, Apr 26 To be determined, call Center for details Thurs. May 24 To be determined, call Center for details (Please call the main number of the Seymour Center, at (919) 968-2070, after Thurs, Mar 29, for the April and May featured books) Seymour Center (353046) 7 pm Conversations Let’s have a conversation on important topics of interest to seniors led by a knowledgeable leader. Seniors who want to continue to take care of themselves, and to contribute to society, come join us. Let’s get together, exchange ideas, share experiences, learn from and support each other, hang out and socialize. Come join us and contribute your ideas. Coordinator: Al Medlovitz, MSW Thurs, Mar 22 - Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Truth, led by JimShultz Thurs, Apr 26 - Dealing with One’s Adult Children, led by Al Medlovitz Thurs, May 24 - Navigating the Complexities: Getting the Health-Care Services that are Right for You, led by Bernie Kemp Fee: FREE Seymour Center (357033) 4th Thurs 6 – 7 pm How to Write a Story for Chicken Soup for the Soul Do you want to see your byline in Chicken Soup for the Soul and other anthologies of that ilk? In the four years since Erika Hoffman took up writing with the goal of publication in paying venues, she’s been published over 100 times and paid 86 of those times. Now she’s going to share her accumulated pearls of wisdom on how to write inspirational non-fiction narratives with the seniors here. You will need a journal or notebook of choice and writing instruments. Call (919) 968-2070 to register. Limited to 10 people. Instructor: Erika Hoffman Fee: FREE Seymour Center (357034) 1st & 3rd Wed, Mar 1, 15; Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17 2 – 3 pm
Page 27 Inspirational Topics for Practical Living Join us for this discussion series to uplift and encourage you throughout the week. If you have questions about the topics or materials, call (919) 245-2015. Leader: Walter Faribault, Madeline Riley Central Orange SC Tuesdays (254000-01) 10 – 11 am
Issues of Faith This time is for those who enjoy gathering together for scriptures, songs and uplifting words of encouragement. Join Annie Cotton as she leads these inspirational discussions. Leader: Annie Cotton Seymour Center Tuesdays (357010) 10:30 – 11:30 am
Passage Meditation (Satsang) “The Eight Point Program of Passage Meditation was developed by Ecknath Easwaran. It is non-denominational, non-sectarian, and free from dogma and ritual. It can be used within each person’s own cultural and religious background to relieve stress, heal relationships, release deeper resources and realize one’s highest potential”. Visit www.easwaran. org, for more information, or contact Linda at (919) 968-8499, or Ann at (919) 942-2844. Ongoing. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Sat, Mar 10, 24; Apr 14, 28; May 12, 26 (352047) 9 – 10:30 am
Pen Pal Program What could be more fun that sending letters back and forth with a second grader? This highly rewarding service project is in its 3rd year in conjunction with Cameron Park Elementary School. If you are interested in becoming a Pen Pal, contact Lisa Berley at (919) 245-2026 for additional information. Central Orange SC (250001-01)
Photography Club If you are interested in photography and would like to join with others to visit places of interest to photograph, and discuss the use of a camera and settings please contact Terry at (919) 245-2016 for additional information. Central Orange SC
Prime Time Players The Prime Time Players is an acting troupe. Anyone interested in performing, singing, playing an instrument, danc-
ORGANIZATION & CLUB MEETINGS
SENIORS ON THE ROAD INTEREST GROUPS (cont.)
Page 28 ing or being a master of ceremonies should contact Mary Anne Freedman at (919) 967-5883, email mary@3dchor. com, or leave your name at the Seymour Center’s front desk. Seymour Center 2nd Mon, Mar 12; Apr 9; May 14 (357028) 3 – 5 pm Seymour Garden Group Meet the people who “love to garden.” Check the Garden Bulletin Board near the front desk or the Garden Post (in the flower bed) for monthly education programs, project help and wish list. Call Vicki at (919) 968-2056 Seymour Center (357002) 1st Fri: meet to plan and garden – Mar 2; Apr 6; May 4 9:30 am – 12 noon Planting in the Garden: 3rd Fridays and following Mondays 9:30 am – 12 noon Spontaneous Seniors Improv Workshop! Learn to enhance your creativity, and spontaneity, during a four session workshop this Spring!! No experience is necessary. Come with great expectations and you will have lots of fun. If you really enjoy the workshop and find your new passion, you will have the opportunity to join our Improv Theater group, which is affiliated with Seymour Center’s Prime Time Players. Please call Marv Axelrod at (919) 3834848 if you are interested. Must have 5 participants to offer workshop. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Sat, Mar 10, 17, 24 & 31 (354137) 10 – 11 am Sudoku Keep your brain sharp with this game that is sure to offer a challenge. If you have never tried Sudoku, or would like to learn tips to advance from the basic puzzle to the “evil” one, come join us. Sudoku game sheets provided; however you are welcome to bring some to share. Coach: Beverly Sanders Seymour Center Thursdays (357037) 10:30 – 11:30 am Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) If you’re thinking about joining a weight loss group, try TOPS, a nonprofit and non-commercial organization. We’ll help you reach your goals in a warm, caring support group for adults and children (age 7 +). Join us to help you have the pounds “fall” off. Contact: Judy at (919) 452-3712 (Cen-
Senior Times tral Orange), or Myra at (919) 968-2073 (Seymour Center) for more information. Fee: First visit is free. Seymour Center Mondays (352760) 11 am – 12 noon Central Orange SC Tuesdays (257000-01) 11 am – 12 noon (weigh-in - 10:30 am in the Wellness Room)
CHADER: Chapel Hill and Durham Eldercare Resources Group Organization meets every other month and represents various agencies serving older adults. Meetings have a guest speaker and time for networking. People in the community are invited to attend. Contact: www. chadernc.com Seymour Center (357050) Thurs, Apr 19 8:30 – 10 am
Tai Chi Friends Bring a friend and join others for this non-instructional class. Practice what you have learned. This is great for balance and memory. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Fridays (257001-01) 12 noon – 1 pm Seymour Center Mondays & Fridays (352009) 8:45 – 9:25 am
Chapel Hill Camera Club Contact: Charles Twine, President at (919) 419-9091 Seymour Center (358002) Tues, Mar 13, 27; Apr 10, 24; May 8, 22 6:30 - 9 pm
Time-Out Club Are you interested in going to the movies, trying new restaurants, going bowling, or just checking out “what’s happening” in the Triangle? If you are, call Terry at (919) 245-2016 and join others who are interested in taking time out for fun. Central Orange SC Writers’ Discussion Group This group published its fourth book, “Lest the Colors Fade”. We are always looking for new members, including experienced and beginner writers. We help each other by offering helpful suggestions to improve our work. The group has previously published three other books, “Echoes” (l997), “A Generation Speaks” (2000), and “Challenges on the Home Front” (2005). Contact Joseph DiBona at (336) 364-7978. Seymour Center Tues, Mar 6, 20; Apr 3, 17; May 1, 15 (357003) 2 – 4 pm
ORGANIZATIONS & CLUB MEETINGS Central NC Mineral Club Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month. Guests are always welcome. Contact: Sylvia Hubbard (919) 929-5673 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Seymour Center (358001) Tues, Mar 6; Apr 3; May 2 7 pm
Chapel Hill Camera Club - Digital Imaging Group Contact: Charles Twine, President, (919) 419-9091 Seymour Center (358000) Tues, Mar 6; Apr 3; May 2 6:30 – 9 pm Golden Age Happy Circle Club Contact: Lula Alston at (919) 967-5706 Seymour Center (358004) Tues, Mar 13; Apr 10; May 8 10:30 am Jolly 79ers Contact: Geraldine Fennell at (919) 732-1503 Central Orange SC (258001-1) Mon, Mar 5; Apr 2; May 7 10:30 am OPTIMIST CLUB ORATORICAL CONTEST The Optimist Club of Chapel HIll along with the Seymour Center will host an Oratorical Contest open to students age 17 or younger (as of 12/31/2012) on the topic, “How My Optimism Helps Me Overcome Obstacles.” Join us in the audience to listen and support these aspiring orators. Fee: Free Seymour Center Sat, Mar 31 10 am – 1 pm Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association All retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to a discussion of issues regarding their welfare. Seymour Center (358006) 11:15 am Fri, Mar 23 Nancy Mayer, Attorney at Law – “Essential Legal Documents” Fri, Apr 20 Business Meeting Fri, May 25 Business Meeting
March - May 2012 For more info contact: Walter Mack, President, at (919) 933-5436
State Employee Association of NC (SEANC) All retired State Employees are invited to join this organization. Keep informed about State benefits and other changes that may take place. Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Hazel Lunsford at (919) 732-4410 Central Orange SC (257010-01) Tues, Mar 27; Apr 24; May 22 9 – 11 am
Tar Heel Depression Glass Club The Tar Heel Depression Glass Club was formed in the spring of 1984. This is a group of people who share a common interest in collecting and preserving the glassware of the American Depression era. Past programs have included talks on Heisey, Fostoria, and Cambridge; Jewel Tea, Mayfair, Fiesta, Hall teapots, Cloverleaf, and Fire-King jade-ite. Other times, however, the program will be about something related to the interest of a club member that is not specifically related to collectible glass or dinnerware. Some examples of these programs have been talks on cast iron, children’s toys from the 1940s and 1950s, glass paperweights, Guardian cookware, and antique purses. Among the activities enjoyed by members are monthly meetings (1st Monday of the month), social outings and trips to glass manufacturing areas of the country (West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). This is an open group and new members are always welcome. For additional information contact the center or email@example.com. Central Orange SC Mon, Mar 5; Apr 2; May 7 (237001-01) 6:30 – 8 pm (1st Mon of the month)
Triangle Weavers Organization Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact: Janett Greenberg at (919) 960-6902 Seymour Center (357004) 6:30 - 9 pm Fri, Mar 2 Workshop and guest speaker (TBA) Thurs, Mar 22 Spinning on a Charka and Weaving with Handspun Cotton Thurs, Apr 26 The Story of Handweaver, Neal Howard Thurs, May 24 Finishing and Embellishing Handwoven
March - May 2012
TUESDAY CINEMAS AT THE SEYMOUR CENTER
The movies, with popcorn, start at 1 pm on Tuesdays. Come earlier if you’d like to have lunch with us. Lunch tickets are distributed on a first come first served basis between 10:45 am and 12:15 pm. Movie descriptions are available at the Center. Mar 6 The Best Years of our Lives - Part I Mar 13 The Best Years of our Lives - Part II Mar 20 Public Enemy Mar 27 I’ll Cry Tomorrow Apr 3 A Streetcar Named Desire Apr 10 To Be or Not To Be Apr 17 My Little Chickadee Apr 24 Julia May 1 The Women May 8 The Farmer’s Daughter May 15 The Shop Around The Corner May 22 Oliver May 29 Mildred Pierce Seymour Center Tuesdays 1 pm DVDs: We are collecting DVDs at the Seymour Center. Please bring in one or two of your favorite DVDs to show as part of our Tuesday Cinema series. We will choose our movie selections for the upcoming year based on your favorites. Please let us know if you are willing to donate them to our DVD library, or if you would prefer to loan them to us for a few months.
FRIDAY FLICKS AT CENTRAL ORANGE The movies start at 10 am on the following Fridays. If you would like to stay for lunch with us, the lunch tickets are distributed on a first come first served basis between 11 am and 12:15 pm. Movie descriptions are available at the Center. Mar 9 Ice Age Mar 16 Is Anybody There? Mar 23 Signs Mar 30 Fat Albert Apr 27 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday May 11 She’s Having a Baby May 18 Flightplan May 25 61* Central Orange SC Fridays 10 am See also Special Events for more information on the following movies: Heart’s Desire: Four-Part Film and Lecture Series. Movies are shown at the Seymour Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.The series explores the Heart’s Desire in later life to rediscover and reinvent
Senior Times itself and live a more simple, yet larger and more meaningful, life. Each film will be followed by a brief 15 – 20 minute lecture and general audience discussion. For full details, visit SecondJourney.org/ films.htm or e-mail BoltonAnthony@ frontier.com. Mar 1 Autumn Spring Mar 15 Central Station Mar 29 Schultze Gets the Blues Apr 12 As It Is in Heaven it. Mama Mia – Take Two! Central Orange SC Apr 10 2:30 pm
SENIORS ON THE ROAD If you have any travel ideas for short day trips call Terry Colville, (919) 245-2016.
LOCAL DAY TRIPS
Meals on the trips will be on your own, unless otherwise stated. Trip Registration - Please read carefully Registration for the following trips will be taken on, or after, Fri, Feb, 24. To register, call the Central Orange Senior Center at (919) 245-2015. You may register yourself, and ONE other person, with addresses and phone numbers. Payment must be received within one week, or you will forfeit your spot and be moved to the waiting list. Please make checks payable to: Orange County Dept on Aging and mail them to: Central Orange Senior Center, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278, or to the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Transportation refunds will be made only if you call the center and cancel your reservation three working days before the trip. If the minimum number of people doesn’t register for a trip, refunds will be issued for the full amount. Please arrive 15 minutes before the bus’ scheduled departure so it can be loaded and ready to leave on schedule. Trips leave from the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowland Dr, Hillsborough, and from the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill. Return trip times are approximate. Thurs, Mar 1 Temple Theatre (226000-01) Presents the Odd Couple with the compulsive neat freak Felix Unger and his best friend, the sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison. Two mismatched men going through divorces move in together and within days are on the verge of mutual murder.
We will have lunch before the play. Fee: Tickets are $18 + $15 for transportation. Total cost: $33 (lunch is not included). Central Orange SC 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Seymour Center 1 am – 5 pm Tues, Mar 6 Mystery Shopping Trip (226001-01) Another in our series of “Unusual Shopping Trips”. We’ll skip the malls and shop for clothes and other things in unique stores. Destinations revealed on the bus! Fee: $15 for transportation. Bring money for lunch. Central Orange SC 8 am – 5 pm Seymour Center 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Thurs, Apr 19 Raleigh Victorian Homes and More (226002-01) It is springtime in Raleigh. Join the bus tour of Victorian homes with step on guide Parker Call. Visit the Governor’s mansion and grounds, and enjoy the newly refurbished Pullen Park. Fee: $19 (transportation and guide - does not include lunch) Central Orange SC 8:30 am – 5 pm Seymour Center 9 am – 4:30 pm Fri, Apr 27 Southern Women’s Show – Raleigh (226003-01) This Women’s Show focuses on fashion, food, fitness and health, business and education, travel and leisure, home décor and accessories – plus much more! Lunch will be on your own at the show. Fee: Tickets $8 + transportation $15 ($23 total) Central Orange SC 9 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center 9:30 am – 4 pm Fri, May 4 North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh (226004-01) Come with us to Meymandi Auditorium in Raleigh to hear the NC Symphony present a program called Viva Italia - works by composers who were influenced by Italian composers including Berlioz, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovskyvorak. William Curry will conduct. Late lunch following concert. Fee: $29 (transportation and ticket) Central Orange SC 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center 10 am – 4 pm
Thurs, May 10 Temple Theatre (226005-01) Presents Little Shop of Horrors a story about Seymour Krelborn, a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban skid row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for its supper. Will Audrey II take over the world, or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? We will have lunch before the play. Fee: Tickets are $18 + $15 for transportation. Total cost: $33 (lunch is not included). Central Orange SC 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Seymour Center 11 am – 5 pm
Fri, May 18 Oxford Private Garden and Granville Museum (226006-01) The generous owner of a renowned private garden will welcome us again for a visit to her spring garden. Bring a bag lunch, and drinks will be provided. In addition, we will take a docent tour of the Granville County Museum and a driving tour of Victorian homes. Fee: $20 (transportation and garden) Central Orange SC 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center 9 am – 4 pm
Tues, May 22 Durham Bulls Baseball Game (226007-01) Let’s go out to a Bulls baseball game. Lunch will be at the stadium so you can grab a hotdog, peanuts and popcorn while enjoying the game. Game starts at 1 pm. Fee: $10 (includes ticket and transportation) Central Orange SC 11 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center 11:30 am - 5 pm
SATURDAY GETAWAYS and EXTENDED TRIPS
If you have any travel ideas, to register, or for more information – including deposits and final payment dates, payment arrangements, cancellations, travel insurance, travel agents’ policies, or other questions, contact Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025. To receive a refund on Extended Trips, cancellations must be made 21 days before the balance is due. If a cancellation is made after the balance due
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date, full or partial refunds will be offered only if someone can be found to replace you. Payment arrangements will be considered for trips of $500 or more. To receive a refund on the Saturday Getaways, cancellations must be made 7 days before the trip leaves. Wed, Mar 14 – Fri, Mar 16 (326004) A Southern Getaway: Historic Charleston, SC It has been more than a decade, and we think it’s time to visit one of South Carolina’s most historic cities. On arrival, we will have lunch at 82 Queen in Charleston, followed by a trip to the Charleston Museum and then the Heyward – Washington House. There will be time to relax at the hotel before taking a dinner cruise on the “Spirit of Carolina”. The next day enjoy a leisurely continental breakfast and take time to explore the market. Then tour the Aiken – Rhett House and take a carriage tour through the city, followed by lunch at Magnolia’s. Explore the city on your own and have dinner at Fleet Landing Restaurant. The evening will conclude by seeing the new play “Inga Binga” at the Dock Street Theatre. The final day will begin with another continental breakfast and then a trip to Middleton Place, which was deemed the “most important and most interesting garden in America” by The Garden Club of America. After a few hours at Middleton Place, we will board the bus and return home. All attractions, accommodations, 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and transportation are included. Gratuity for driver and any tour guides are not included. Recommended for driver: $4 - $5 per person, and for guides: $2 - $3 per person. We need 25 people for this trip to take place. Call for availability. Cost of tour: $545 for double, $845 for single Seymour Center 6 am – 8 pm Central Orange SC 6:30 am – 7:30 pm Sat, May 19 (326033-01) Theater of the American South This is a celebration of the South’s culture that spotlights fine Southern plays. Hosted by the old tobacco town of Wilson, NC this annual spring festival features two plays in repertory, as well as Southern cooking, a speaker series, quilt display, and other cultural events showcasing the richness of the Southern way of life. Join us for this ideal Saturday getaway for art lovers, Southerners exploring your heritage, and those curious about the culture of this extraordinary region. From our very own backyard, we will have the
Senior Times opportunity to join Prof Kimball King, UNC - CH, as he speaks about Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire before seeing our afternoon performance. Theater of the American South is presented under the auspices of the Arts Council of Wilson, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cultural leadership and opportunities in the arts in Wilson. Cost of the tour includes transportation, theatrical performance and lunch. Expect moderate walking to view quilting display. Gratuity for driver is not included (recommended: $2 - $3 per person). We need 30 people for this trip to take place. Fee: $105 at time of registration. Seymour Center 7:30 am – 6:30 pm Central Orange SC 8 am – 6 pm Tues, Aug 21- Sat, Aug 25 (336033-01) Niagara Falls One of North America’s most popular destinations awaits you with spectacular scenic views and experiences. This 5 day and 4 night journey begins with an overnight stay in Lancaster, Pa., including a Broadway Musical and dinner at the Dutch Apple Theater. Day 2, we are off to Niagara Falls, where you will visit the IMAX Theater as history, legend, and daring escapades of many daredevils who tried to conquer these mighty waters come alive. Later, you will enjoy an award winning musical feast of Canadian food, fun and folklore, “Oh Canada, Eh?!” Day 3 offers a guided tour of Niagara Falls, including behind the falls by way of tunnels that will enable you to feel the power of the water. You will then travel into the midst of the mighty cascades aboard the Maid of the Mist. The day will conclude with a dinner in the revolving restaurant high atop the Skylon Tower. Day 4 you will say good bye to Niagara Falls and Canada, and enjoy your first stop at Wendell August Forge. Here you will see skilled craftsmen create hand hammered metal giftware. Their creations have been commissioned for four US Presidents, and the Queen of England. Afterwards, we head over to Sharon, Pa to Daffin’s Candies, the world’s largest candy store. Chocolate lovers will definitely be in heaven! At night you will enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Pittsburgh’s popular restaurants, and have a good night’s rest. On Day 5, it’s time to head for home sweet home and enjoy all of the great memories of America’s most popular destina-
tion. All attractions, accommodations, |4 breakfasts, 4 dinners and transportation are included. Gratuity for driver, tour director and step on tour guides are not included. Recommended for driver: $4 - $5 per person, tour director: $3- $4 and step on guides: $2 - $3 per person. A $200 deposit is due by Friday, March 30. Checks should be made payable to Christian Tours. All payments should be to the attention of Cydnee Sims. We need 30 people for this tour to take place. Cost of tour: $955 for double, $1,195 for single Seymour Center 7:30 am – 6 pm Central Orange SC 8 am – 5:30 pm Thurs, Oct 4 – Thurs, Oct 11 (34016) Swiss Highlights - Featuring Zermett, Bern and Montreux Give yourself an unforgettable trip to Switzerland!! This 8 day tour, one hotel stay at Montreux Palace will include many special sights and stops. It includes roundtrip airfare, 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners, deluxe motor coach, professional tour director, admission, baggage and handling, and hotel transfers. If you are interested in traveling to Switzerland, please come to a detailed presentation by Alan Regan, of Premier World Discovery, on Wed., Feb 22 at 2 pm at the Seymour Center. To receive a detailed brochure, call the Seymour Center’s front desk at (919) 968-2070. Cost: $ 3,449 per person double occupancy, $750 single supplement. Seymour Center Featured Tour for 2013 - Postponed South Africa - Featuring Zambia and Victoria Falls!! Due to requests for other destinations, this tour will be offered at a later time.
Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department Programs The following programs are sponsored by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department. To register, call (919) 9187364. Unless otherwise stated, trips will leave from the Carrboro Town Hall parking lot, and programs will be held in the Century Center.
March - May 2012
BINGO - Bring a friend or just come to join all the fun. You may even win a prize. Try your luck, sharpen your mind, and enjoy an afternoon snack while you play ten games of bingo. Call 918-7364 to register. Fee: FREE Century Center Fri, Mar 30: Apr 27; Thurs, May 3 2 – 3:30 pm
Poetry on Your Plate - Celebrate National Poetry Month with a few wonderful poets reading from their works. Bring your dinner or enjoy a snack provide by the Recreation Department, and coffee from the Open Eye - and feast on poetry! Fee: FREE Century Center Thurs, Apr 12 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Game Days At Covenant Place We have all heard the saying ‘use it or lose it’, well here is your opportunity to exercise your body and mind. Carrboro Recreation and Parks and Covenant Place have teamed up to bring you several chances to exercise inside with the Nintendo ‘Wii’, card games and board games. No experience is needed so come out and learn something new or play one of your old time favorite games. Co-sponsored with Covenant Place. Fee: FREE Covenant Place Tues, Mar13; Apr19; May 22 10:30 – 11:30 am
Jewelry Making Class - Create your own stylish and unique jewelry out of gemstones, crystals, glass, wood, shell, hand-made African beads, and more. Each week you’ll create new and personalized pieces of jewelry. Methods taught include designing, bead stringing, crimping, finishing, and intermediate wire wrapping in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere. Projects include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and wire wrapped pendants. Tool kits and jewelry designing boards will be included. By the end of the class, you will have created 8 - 9 projects and possess the tools and techniques needed to advance your skills. Fee: $80. An additional fee of $65 will be paid to the instructor on the first day of class for crystals, gemstones, beads, string, wire, clasps, earring hooks, and other materials Century Center Thursdays, Apr 19 – May 17 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Exercise & Movement
Gentle Yoga - New toYoga,or kind of rusty at movement? Yoga is for every
March - May 2012 age and every stage of life! This gentle yoga class is designed to help you learn the basic movements for better balance, stronger bones and muscles, and better mental clarity. This class includes gentle stretches, breathing, relaxation, and simple movements to increase range of motion of the major joints. It is perfect for beginners, as well as people with minor injuries, it will emphasize slow, gentle, and therapeutic movements. Fee: $39 Century Center Wednesdays, Mar 21 – Apr 25 9 – 10 am Latin Dance Class - Want to learn the Latin dance moves from Dirty Dancing? Well, you’ll be on your way to being better than they in no time! Learn to Salsa, Rumba, and Cha-Cha with one-on-one instruction from a professional who will teach you to do just that! The classes will focus on lead/follow techniques, basic patterns and footwork, rhythm, and ease on the dance floor. No partner is required. Please wear comfortable footwear (preferably no rubber soles) that stay on your fee. Fee: $70 Mondays, Apr 16 – May 21 7 - 8:30 pm
Zumba - Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Then join us for a Zumba class! When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes use high-energy Latin and International music to create a high-energy, easy-to-follow dance fitness class. No previous dance experience is necessary. Instructor: Sarah Day. Fee: $40 Century Center Tuesdays, Mar 20 – Apr 24 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Day Trips Craftsmen’s Classic Arts and Crafts Festival Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget. Items range from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards. Bring money for lunch. Fee: $10 Fri, Mar 30 9 am – 3 pm Big Bloomers Nursery Let’s go visit the one-stop shopping garden store and greenhouse located in central North Carolina. When you visit, expect to find one of the largest selections of perennials, herbs and annuals
Senior Times in the southeast United States. Bring money for lunch. Fee: $8 Wed, Apr 25 9:30 am – 2 pm DPAC – Wicked Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for “the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Fee: $65 Tues, May 8 6 – 10 pm
Golden Trails Museum Park Hike Join us as we explore the Investigator trail at the Museum Park at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. The trail is a moderate mixed surface in which we will be walking through the prairie, and exploring the woodlands. After our 2 mile walk we will enjoy a nice lunch at the museum’s own restaurant, Iris a sophisticated, full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting. Please bring money for lunch. Fee: $4 Tues, Mar 20 9 am – 2 pm Little River Park Hike – North Loop For those of you who are looking to get a good work out while enjoying beautiful scenery, this is the hike for you. Little River Regional Park and Natural Area is located on former tobacco fields and is surrounded by 376 acres of some of the Piedmont’s best natural resources. We will be hiking the north trail which consists of moderately strenuous terrain with some inclines. Make sure to bring water and binoculars if you wish. There is a picnic area so feel free to bring a snack. Fee: $4 Thurs, Apr 12 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Eno River Hike Come explore the Cole Mill trail at Eno River State Park! This is an easy 1.2-mile hike with a short incline and some uneven footing. We will get to know some of the trees that are common in a NC forest and hopefully see and hear some of the birds that call this forest home. Scenic laurel covered bluffs dominate the opposite riverbank. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have ‘em! Fee: $4 Thurs, May 10 8:30 am - 12:30 pm *For more Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department Programs visit us online at www.townofcarrboro.org/RP
Orange County Senior Games Senior Games is a national year-round health promotion program for adults ages 55 +. Events are held locally with winners competing at the state level, and those winners then compete nationally. Activities include clinics, tournaments, social activities, and SilverArts - a juried art show. For more information call Corina Riley, Senior Games Coordinator, (919) 968-2080 or Dana Hughes, (919) 918-7372. The Recreation and Parks Departments of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Department on Aging are the local sponsors. Orange County 2012 Senior Games Athletic Events will be held Sat, March 31 – April 27. SilverArts will be held Mon, April 9 – June 1st. Come out and support your local athletes and artists! We need participants and spectators at all our events! Registration Information -Registration forms will be mailed to last year’s participants. New participants may pick up a registration application from the following locations: both senior centers, recreation departments, and at the locations of each event in Orange County, or call the center nearest you to request one in the mail. To get the “early bird” savings, applications must be received by Fri, March 2nd. The final registration deadline for both athletic events and SilverArts is Fri, March 16th. For more information or opportunities to volunteer at any of the events, please call Corina Riley, Senior Games Coordinator, (919) 968-2080 or Dana Hughes (919) 918-7372. For information about SilverArts call Cydnee Sims, (919) 969-3025. SilverArts- SilverArts is a juried art show held at the Seymour Center from Mon, April 9 – Thurs. May 31. People interested in entering a piece should complete the Senior Games SilverArts form in the Senior Games registration packet. Artists, or their representative, must deliver work to the Seymour Center on Tues, April 3 from 9 am – 12 noon. The show will open on Mon, April 9 at 3 pm. Please join us for the SilverArts Opening and Reception. The show will remain open until Thurs, May 31. All artwork must be picked up on Fri, June 1 between 1- 4 pm. For more information, call Cydnee Sims at (919) 969-3025. Athletic Events - Dates and Locations Sat, Mar 31 Wed, Apr 11 Thurs, Apr 19 Track & Field: 8 am – CeTennis Mixed Doubles: 9 Croquet: 9 am - Carol dar Ridge High Schoolam – Ephesus Park Courts, Woods Retirement Center, New Composite Track Chapel Hill (Rain Date: Chapel Hill. (Rain Date: (Rain Date: Sat, Apr 14) Wed, Apr 18) Thurs, Apr 26) Cycling: 12:15 pm – TBA Thurs, Apr 12 Mon, Apr 23 (Rain Date: TBA) Tennis Doubles: 9 amBowling Singles: 1 pm – Ephesus Park Courts, AMF Lanes, Durham Mon, Apr 2 Chapel Hill (Rain Date: Bowling Mixed Doubles: Racquetball: 9 am - Chapel Thurs, Apr 19) 2:30 pm – AMF Lane, Hill-Carrboro YMCA Table Tennis: 1:30 pm Durham Tues, Apr 3 Seymour Center, Chapel Tues, Apr 24 Bocce Team: 9:30 am- Cha- Hill Swimming: 9 am – Orange pel Hill Community Center, Fri, Apr 13 County SportsPlex, HillsPlant Rd (Rain Date: Wed, Basketball: 9 am - Harborough Apr 4) graves Center - Northside Wed, Apr 25 Wed, Apr 4 Gym, Chapel Hill Archery: 9 am – Central Badminton: 9:30 am – CenShuffleboard: 1 pm - HarRecreation Center (Rain tral Recreation Center graves Center - Northside Date: Fri, Apr 27) Pitch Horseshoes: 1 pm Gym, Chapel Hill Bowling Doubles: 1 pm Anderson Park, Carrboro Tennis Singles: 9 am – AMF Lanes, Durham (Rain Date: Wed, Apr ) Ephesus Park Courts, Wed, May 16 Chapel Hill. (Rain Date: Fri, Tues, Apr 10 Awards Celebration Apr 20) Bocce Ball: 9:30 am Reception: 4:30 pm Mon, Apr 16 - Singles and Mixed Seymour Center, Chapel Billiards: 10 am – Seymour Doubles. Chapel Hill ComHill Center, Chapel Hill munity Center, Plant Rd (Rain date: Wed, Apr 11) Tues, Apr 17 **Pre-registration required Golf: 10 am - Occoneechee for Senior Games participants Golf Course, Hillsborough and their guests.** (Rain Date: Tues, Apr 24)
NEED HELP FINDING A PLACE TO VOLUNTEER? The RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program provides personal assistance to people at least 55 years of age who want to volunteer in a school, nonprofit or government agency. RSVP also develops and administers volunteer programming of its own where none may exist. www.co.orange.nc.us/aging/RSVP index.asp
ROBERT AND PEARL SEYMOUR CENTER 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • (919) 968-2070 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 9 pm; Saturday 8 am - 2 pm
Kathy Porter, RSVP Project Director
Managed by Orange County Department on Aging with support of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department and Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center
Vicki Hill, Assistant Director
Robin Bailin, Facility Manager, (919) 968-2058
Judy Mathias, Senior Education Corps
Corina Riley, Program Asst. Manager, (919) 968-2080
Caroline Wood, Administrative Assistant
Jerri Gale, Front Desk Manager, (919) 968-2070
Call (919) 968-2070 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, (919) 968-2073, e-mail: email@example.com
A service of Orange County Dept on Aging, the Corporation for National & Community Service, National Senior Service Corps with local support from the Towns of Carrboro & Chapel Hill.
Janice Tyler, Director, Department on Aging, (919) 968-2071, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you experiencing an Aging Transition?
Cydnee Sims, Center Operations Manager, (919) 969-3025, e-mail: email@example.com TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE SEYMOUR CENTER, CALL (919) 968-2070.
CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER
Orange County Department on Aging/Aging Transitions Division is designed to provide information and assistance to seniors and their families as they face changing health needs, relocations, widowhood, and other age-related issues. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
103 Meadowland Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278 • (919) 245-2015 Mailing address: P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Monday and Thursday 8 am - 9 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 8 am – 8 pm; Friday 8 am – 5 pm; Saturday 9 am – 11 am Managed by Orange County Department on Aging with support from the Friends of the Senior Center for Central Orange
Latonya Brown, MHSA, Aging Resource & Benefits Specialist
Dawn Smith, Facility Manager, (919) 245-2021
Mary Fraser, DSW, Aging Transitions Administrator Carolyn Jefferson, RN, BSN, Dementia Outreach Coordinator Pam Tillett, MSW, Social Worker & Care Manager Marie Watlington, RN, BSN, Service Coordinator, Manley Estates Mary-Ann Weston, MSW, Social Worker
Call (919) 968-2087 and Talk to a Professional
Lisa Berley, Front Desk Manager, (919) 245-2015 Terry Colville, Center Operations Manager, (919) 245-2016, e-mail: email@example.com Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, (919) 968-2073, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Janice Tyler, Director, Department on Aging, (919) 968-2071, e-mail: email@example.com TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE SENIOR CENTER, CALL (919) 245-2015.
OC Web page: www.orangecountync.gov/aging On-line registration is available for many of our programs through the above website. Program fees may be paid by using a credit card. All Senior Centers will be closed for the Holidays on the following dates: Fri, April 6 and Mon, May 28