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Senior Times March / April / May 2011

News and Activities for Orange County’s Older Adults

“Older Americans: Connecting to the Community”

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Spring is just around the corner and we have lots of great program offerings. On Wednesday, March 23 we will be hosting our third annual Resource Connections Fair – “Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much” at University Mall. This is an event not to be missed with over 50 agencies represented. May is Older Americans Month and we’re celebrating this year’s theme – Older Americans: Connecting to the Community. Check out the many volunteer activities highlighted in this issue, and we invite you to get involved in your community. May is also Annual Meeting time for the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center and the Friends of the Seymour Center. They greatly appreciate your support and hope to see you at one of their meetings. This issue of Senior Times is packed with lots of new programs. We hope you will check them out, and I look forward to seeing you at your local Senior Center.


Sincerely, Janice Tyler Senior Times Managing Editor Interim Director, Orange County Department on Aging

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Registration Process for Senior Center Classes/Programs Just a reminder that we are using a new computerized registration system, so it may take us a little longer to get you registered. Please be patient. It will help us greatly if you will come into the Center to pre-register for activities. For classes that require a payment, you will not be officially registered until we receive your payment. All participants will need to complete a Senior Center registration form, which is required for all classes and events. Still Looking for Homes for Portraits In the early 1980s Edie Cohn was the moderator for life drawing classes at the Carrboro ArtsCenter in Carr Mill Mall. She often invited senior citizens from the Meet Your Neighbor Club (which met in Carr Mill Mall), to pose for her class. Now, 25 to 30 years later, she wants to find homes for all of the portraits she’s kept safe all these years. Many of them have been identified. We would still very much like to find either the people who posed, or their families, for the rest of these very special and lovely portraits so that they can go to permanent homes. Drop by the Seymour Center Front Desk and have a look at the portraits and help us find their families. For more information, call either Janice Tyler at 968-2071 or, or Cydnee Sims at 969-3025 or Join the Senior Center Email List The word is spreading about our email list. We now have over a 1,000 subscribers. If you are interested in being part of it, please e-mail Janice Tyler at 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 27 and Apr 24.

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Computer Classes for People with Low Vision or Blindness: Community Input Needed Computer classes for people with blindness or low vision were piloted at the Seymour Center last fall. They were made possible by the cooperation between the Orange County Disability Awareness Council, SeniorNet, United Way, the NC Division of Services for Blind, and the Orange County Department on Aging. All these agencies are committed to continuing the classes and are using the spring semester to further develop the program, instruct new volunteers, and receive input from the community regarding interest in these classes. Please contact us if you have an interest in participating in future classes, if you have any friends or family members who might benefit from them, or if you have insights about the curriculum you would like to share with us. Please call 968-2087 or email

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, mortgage foreclosure defense, 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. To schedule one, call (800) 672-5834 Mon through Fri 9 am – 5 pm. Seymour Center Tues: Mar 1, 8; Apr 5, 12; May 3, 10 9 am – 12 noon Central Orange SC Tues: Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24 9 am – 12 noon

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In Search of “Perfect” Shoes Some people think that one of the great challenges in life is finding good comfortable shoes. A primary concern of many health care providers is fall prevention in older adults. Athletic type shoes with laces can reduce the risk of falls, and ones with a larger sole surface area helps improve balance. Shoes such as high-heels increase the risk of falls and make the wearer’s balance worse. Did you know that walking in bare feet, slippers, or with only socks on your feet increases the risk of falling? Don’t take a chance – wear shoes! Ones that fit higher on the heels improve balance. The risk of slipping/falling can be further reduced by wearing shoes with a rough sole material in addition to wider and deeper tread grooves which channel away liquids on the floor/ground – such as rain. Did you know that there are shoes with specific characteristics to help address individual musculoskeletal complaints - such as rigid toe joints and knee arthritis? Physical therapists (PT) can help recommend shoes to help with these and other complaints. We’re very lucky to have a PT at both the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill and the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough who are available for consultations, as well as physical therapy. Michael Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA, a Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at UNC - Chapel Hill, sees patients at University Physical Therapy. His research group is looking for people age 65 + who’ve fallen in the past year and have poor balance. They want to find out if foot orthotics (which they’ll provide) in your shoes can improve balance. Call 843-8680.

Nursing Homes and Adult Care Homes – Getting Good Care This workshop will empower family and friends to advocate for quality care and quality of life for their loved ones living in nursing homes or adult care homes. You will learn what good care is and how you can partner with facility staff to foster care that respects residents’ choices, dignity and individuality. Specific strategies to resolve the most common concerns such as not getting enough fluids, not getting proper grooming, not being taken to the bathroom as needed, and increased dependency will be discussed. Finally, outside resources to assist you in your advocacy efforts will be shared. Co-sponsored with Triangle J Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging - Ombudsman Program. Carmelita Karhoff and Charlotte Terwilliger, Regional Long Term Care Ombudsmen, will co-facilitate this workshop. The event will be held on Tues, Mar 8 from 3 – 5 pm at the Seymour Center. Call 968-2070 to register.

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Third Annual Resource Connections Fair – Wed, Mar 23 Save the date and come to the 3rd FREE Annual Resource Connections Fair, “Live Well, Laugh Often, and Love Much”, on Wed, Mar 23 at University Mall in Chapel Hill from 10 am to 2 pm. Over 50 agencies will be represented at the Fair, which will be coordinated by the Orange County Department on Aging. Specialists will be available for consultations, and to answer your questions or concerns. Information will be available on Health and Wellness Clinics, Assisted Living, Adult Daycare, Alzheimer’s Disease, Legal Planning, Financial Counseling, Medicare, Home Care, Medical Equipment - and much more! This public event will provide important resources to help senior adults and their families gain information, and to become motivated and empowered to take charge of their lives. In addition to all the wonderful resources, there will be refreshments, entertainment, raffles and wellness displays. You’ll also be able to find out how the Orange County Department on Aging can help you now and in the future.

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 each Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. If you are interested in being considered for participation or would like more information, please contact our dementia outreach coordinator, Carolyn Jefferson. RN, BSN at 929-1742.

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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 issues of aging. All half-hour shows are sponsored by the Department on Aging, Carol Woods Retirement Community, and the Friends of the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center. Shows are broadcast on Saturdays at 7:30 pm on Time Warner Cable TV, Channel 8 in Chapel Hill, and Channel 4 in Carrboro. Programs are replayed on Mondays at 10:30 am at the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center or on Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday. March 5: “Kate Barrett- Helping Older Adults Transition Through Life,” Host Jerry Passmore interviews Kate Barrett who shares her personal experiences and reflections as Aging Transitions Administrator in the Dept on Aging over the last 13 years.


March 12: “The Music Man”. Host Karen Daniel follows Howard Smither, retired UNC Professor of Musicology in his personal and professional experience with music. Dr Smither continues his love for jazz as a member of the Carol Woods Jazz Combo and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra. (Originally shown July 19, 2008) March 19: “The Incredible Gift of Organ and Tissue Donation” Guest Valerie Rabeler recounts her family’s compelling story of facing an organ-donation need, as well as her mission to encourage individuals of all ages to consider organ or tissue donation. (Hosted by Florence Soltys in this 2005 archive.) March 26: “The Blue Ridge Parkway No One Knows” Host Dr Bobbie Boyd Lubker interviews Dr Anne Mitchell Whisnant, from the Office of Faculty Governance at UNC-CH. She is a researcher and author of “SuperScenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History”. Dr Whisnant shares photographs, stories and 15 years of research about the complicated and interesting past of the Parkway’s approval, design and construction.

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April 2: “Gay Nineties.” Host Florence Soltys leads a group interview of people over age 90 years old who reflect on their lives and childhood experiences for this archive program. (Originally shown June 7, 2008)

May 21: “Love and Relationships in Later Life”. Dr Sol Gordon shares his clinical and personal insights, along with his book, “Another Chance at Love.” Hosted by Jerry Passmore (Originally shown May, 2005)

April 9: “Bettering the Health of the People”. Host Dr Bobbie Boyd Lubker interviews Dr William McLendon who talks about his book on the history of medicine in North Carolina and the establishment of UNC Hospitals. (Originally shown Dec 27, 2008)

May 28: “Osteoporosis and Good Bone Health”. Dr. Ingrid Luo-Tseng brings her knowledge and expertise, along with models of the spine, to address one of the more important health and wellness issues for older adults. Hosted by Katherine Leith. (Originally shown March, 2005)

April 16: “Summer Reading: relaxing in Retirement” Host Dr Bobbie Boyd Lubker interviews Pamela Duncan, southern author about her love of writing about the south and her novel, “The Big Beautiful” - an excellent summer reading. (Originally shown July 12, 2008)


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April 23: ”Growing Up in Chapel Hill.” Helen Jane Wettach and her family lived in Chapel Hill well over 60+ years. She shares many interesting stories of life in Chapel Hill. (Originally shown May 12, 2007) April 30: “Commissioner Extrordinarie.” Host Florence Soltys interviews Steve Halkiotis, retired Orange County Commissioner of 20 years and noted for being outspoken, on his life and his thoughts as a long time resident and commissioner of Orange County. (Originally shown June 2, 2007) May 7: “Never Too Old to Sing, Dance and Act Out!“ Many Ann Freedman, chair of the Prime Time Players and performer, shares information and her enthusiasm on how older adults can get involved in the local performing arts community. Hosted by Dr Bobbie Boyd Lubker, President of the Friends of the Seymour Center (Originally shown Dec 6, 2008) May 14: “More Than Skin Deep: Dermatology Care for Seniors”. The US sees one million new cases of skin cancer each year. UNC Clinical Adjunct Professor of Dermatology Dr Beth Goldstein and host Katherine Leith talk about early detection of skin cancer, along with other skin-care matters. (Origi-

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Accentuate the Positive Understanding the Benefits of Incorporating Music

Free Tax Help for All Ages

“Accentuate the Positive” is a 3-hour interactive workshop for both caregivers and professionals. It will include speaking, a dynamic video demonstration as well as live guitar and singing performances. This workshop is suggested for caregivers, especially those taking care of someone with dementia. It will offer ways to optimize brain health, to improve participants’ organizational skills, and to help increase public awareness and knowledge. Attendees will be encouraged to share personal anecdotes as a caregiver. In addition, they will learn practical, hands-on skills caregivers need to create meaningful relationships with those in their care. The workshop will help participants understand the benefits of incorporating music into daily care plans, as well as learning the basics of how to set up a therapeutic music program. Upon completion of this 3-hour training, professionals will earn 3 CEUs. Trainers: Heather McKay and Steve Toll Heather McKay, leader of the “Partnerships for Health” workshop, is an Occupational Therapist and Dementia Care Specialist. A graduate of the Master’s of Occupational Therapy program at UNC-Chapel Hill with an interdisciplinary certificate in aging, She received the Marlys Mitchell Pioneer Award for humanitarian values, knowledge and visionary leadership. She is a recognized trainer for the Eastern NC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and a member of Dementia Care Professionals of America. Steve Toll is a classically trained multi-talented musician and composer who has developed programs to use with caregivers, adults with dementia and children. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and further pursued his education at Columbia. He currently composes and records music for Conscious Living and has a new CD, “Be Here Right Now”. Steve is director of his company, Prescription Music. He’s also on the Speakers Board for the National Alzheimer’s Association and has been a keynote speaker, trainer and presenter for agencies and companies throughout the US. Fee: $25 Seymour Center Fri, Mar 18 9 am – 12 noon

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a FREE tax service, is offered through April 15 for clients of any age whose family income is low to moderate. IRS-trained and -certified volunteers prepare computerized federal and state tax returns. Service is available Monday through Saturday across Orange and Chatham counties. All VITA services are available at no charge, including electronic filing of your tax return. If your tax return is complex or lengthy, please contact a paid tax consultant. For appointments in Orange County, call the Seymour Center 968-2086 or the Orange County Women’s Center 968-4610. Spanish-speaking clients call 945-0132. For appointments in Chatham County, call Kim Wieland, 542-4512. Spanishspeaking clients call 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. Walk-In Service Sites The following sites offer walk-in 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.

Senior Times Pick-Up Locations Due to budget cuts, the Senior Times is no longer being mailed. However, it will continue to be inserted in the Sunday Herald Sun newspaper. More drop-sites and rack locations for the Senior Times, and people to deliver them, are needed. If you know of any additional locations other than those listed, or want to volunteer, please call Vicki Hill in RSVP at 968-2056. Current locations in Chapel Hill-Carrboro: Artscenter, Carr Mill Mall, Carol Woods, Carolina House, Carolina Springs, Carrboro Public Library, Carrboro Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau, Covenant Place, Elmo’s Diner, First Baptist Manley Estates, Fosters Market, Fresh Market HWY 54, Hatfield Berang Hearing Center, Homestead Square, Mama Dips, Meadowmont – Café Carolina and Cedars cafeteria, Nice Price Books, Orange County Dept of Social Services, Rams Plaza, Seymour Center , Timberlyne (J&J Deli), UNC Ambulatory Care Center, University Mall-Cameron’s, Weaver Street Market-Carrboro and Whole Foods cafe. Hillsborough has the following locations: Brookshire Nursing Home, Carillon Senior Living, Carolina Vision, Central Orange Senior Center, Chamber of Commerce, Citgo Gas Stations-both, Country Convenience Store (Walnut Grove Church Rd & NC 86), Cup A-Joe, Duke Family Practice at Meadowlands, Handy Andy’s in Caldwell, Hillsborough Medical Clinic, OCIM (Orange Congregations in Mission) Meals on Wheels and Thrift Shop, Orange County Library, Orange County Dept of Social Services, Orange County Government (Cameron St and West Campus on Margaret Lane), Piedmont Veterinary Hospital, State Employees’ Credit Union (Old Hwy 86), Texaco Station (Mt Willing Rd, Efland), Triangle SportsPlex, downtown newsstand site, UNC Family Practice Center, Weaver Street Market and the Village Diner. KEYWORD: VITA

Carrboro - El Centro Hispano Carrboro Plaza Shopping Center HWY 54 Bypass Next to DMV office Tues 10 am – 1 pm Chapel Hill - Seymour Center 2551 Homestead Road Thurs, 1 - 7 pm Fri, 9 am - 4 pm, Sat, 9 am – 12 noon Hillsborough - Central Orange Senior Center Meadowlands, next to the SportsPlex Wed, 12 noon - 3 pm Sat, 9 am – 12 noon RSVP-VITA is sponsored & coordinated by RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program, a division of the Orange County Department on Aging.

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Lunch Reservations are Critical! We are fast approaching the maximum number of meals that we can serve daily, so it is more important than ever for you to make your meal reservation. We had a significant rate increase from our caterer while the number of meals that we are serving daily continues to grow. Voluntary and confidential donations for lunch are more important than ever. The daily lunches for people age 60+ are funded by Federal funds from the Older Americans Act, as well as funds from the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, Orange County Government, and United Way. For people under the age for 60, the cost is $5 per lunch. All lunch program participants are requested to make a reservation at the senior centers the week before they’d like to have lunch. Reservations will be accepted based on availability. This will help guarantee that enough meals are ordered for everyone, and provide better service. Any extra meals will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who didn’t make a reservation. To make a reservation, call: Seymour Center: 968-2070 Central Orange Senior Center: 245-2015

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Want To Make A Difference? The first Master Aging Plan (MAP) was initiated by the Orange County Department on Aging’s Advisory Board in 1999. It focused on five years, 2000 – 2005. Subsequently, another MAP addressed the years 2007 – 2011 and focused on “Building an Aging - Friendly Community.” Both of them assessed a continuum of care to promote wellness, independence and functionality regardless of people’s chronological ages. We were the first county in NC to have such a comprehensive process. It resulted in innovations and enhancements to both the programs and services for seniors. The number of area seniors is growing tremendously and the Orange County Department on Aging wants to remain in the forefront of the aging field with its widely recognized senior centers, programs and services. To do that, we are starting the MAP process for the years 2012 – 2016. This year long process will involve assessing county seniors’ needs and preparing strategies to meet them. You can make a tremendous difference in many people’s lives - in both the immediate and longer term future. We hope you’ll be interested in serving on a MAP committee and be part of making dreams a reality! For more information, contact Janice Tyler at 968-2071 or

Help is Needed

The Orange County Nursing Home and Adult Care (Assisted Living) Home Community Advisory Committees need volunteers. Both committees are made up of community volunteers who know the importance of nursing homes’ and adult care homes’ (assisted living facilities) residents having good quality care. These committees are the link between the Orange County community and the facilities. How do they do this? After being trained by our regional long-term care ombudsman, several committee members go together into facilities to observe the quality of care. They share their information with the rest of the committee and it’s put on Orange County’s web site so that the public can access and use it when selecting a facility for a loved one. In addition to community volunteers, the committees have the ombudsman and a staff member from the Orange County Department on Aging for support and resources. If you’re interested in helping increase the quality of care for residents in either nursing homes or adult care (assisted living) homes in Orange County, you are needed! For more information contact Charlotte Terwilliger, Regional Ombudsman, at 558-9401 or, or you can submit your application directly to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners at

Coping With Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Or Mild Dementia? The Insight Group, for people with memory loss who want to share their insights, is offered by the Orange County Department on Aging. It meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at the Seymour Center and is participant directed. The focus is on personal and social interaction, activities, and sharing mutual experiences. To learn more about this program and to schedule an appointment, please call Aging Transitions at 968-2087. An appointment and interview are required to join the group. Fee: FREE

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VOLUNTEER CALENDAR & OPPORTUNITIES Call RSVP Volunteer Program 9682056 or visit KEYWORD: RSVP for more information • Monthly by the 10th: Submit your RSVP volunteer report forms to the RSVP Office • Senior Education Corps: Help students in our schools become eager readers or writers • 20 Volunteers needed one hour a month to distribute Senior Times • Volunteers to sit 1:1 with a student at the YMCA to help them recognize their strengths and complete school assignments • May 5, 2011 RSVP Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon by invitation. Guest speaker is Holden Thorp, current University of North Carolina Chancellor. Door prizes, friends and entertainment • Know anyone who wants to make a difference in the quality of life of a senior who has the will to remain in their home as long as they can? Friend volunteers can make this a reality. Friend to Friend Program • Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds needed as interpreters, community educators, childcare providers and court advocates • Have an hour? Join the Seymour Garden Group: 9:30 am, for 1st Friday’s meetings. Gardening times: 3rd Fridays and following Mondays

• Botanical Garden welcomes volunteers for front desk, gift shop, greenhouse, propagation, tours • Be the volunteer coordinator for a new thrift store in Hillsborough that will include pet items on its shelves • Could you step in and speak up for a child in court? Children need someone to give them a voice and see that their best interests are served • Interested in working directly with patients and families or know anyone who would make a compassionate listener for someone on hospice service? • Director of mental health service for Latinos needs help maintaining supporters’ list, working with outreach coordinator on special events, data entry • Be the first person to welcome visitors to a senior center, a cancer support center or the Red Cross’s new office in Hillsborough • Join your friends and carpool to this indoor riding arena in the country! Help riders with developmental disabilities benefit from riding. No horse experience necessary • Afternoon in an art gallery? As a volunteer greeter, help others learn about the arts around town • Volunteers to set up for an ArtsCenter event, take tickets & help with clean up or to sell merchandise.

WELCOME, NEW RSVP VOLUNTEERS Shirley Angus, Judy Bellin, Blair Bowers, Cheryl Breeze, Barbara Brucato, Thomas Buob, George Edwards, Charles Gregory Carpenter, Ellen Crabtree, C. Ed Davis, Sherrilyn Davis, Marty Eubank, Donald Fang, Susan Fletcher, Yamaris Fontanez, Jean Gregory, Daniel Hill, Mary Johnson, Henry Joyner, George Kahdy, Terry Landers, Dorothy Loescher, Joseph Marro, Barbara McLean, Louise Pagano, Hsar Paw, Ella Peace, Harry Phillips, Joyce Poole, Debora Price, Charles Rogers, Bee Ta Roo, Patrick “Pat” Rowe, Anita Scarborough, Paul Schwenke, Ruth Ann Schwenke, Toni Shaw, Ruth Simonet, Timothy O. Sussman, Teri Swezey, Sandy Turbeville, Mary Vogt, Edith Wiggins, Ruth Zalph, Gerald Zeller, Leonard Zeller

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NEW Volunteer Calendar ONLINE! Wonder where to find information on volunteer trainings, one-time volunteer projects and days to access RSVP’s free VITA tax service? Check the RSVP Volunteer Calendar Online! The web site includes a full calendar with a list of volunteer trainings and one-time events looking for volunteers. It even has the VITA tax sites listed by day. Information is available from any of RSVP’s 100 local partners, including schools, nonprofits and government agencies serving Orange County NC. Link up to the community; register as a new RSVP volunteer for free assistance with a match!



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Sacred Arts Tour – Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery to Visit Every year the Drepung Gomang Monastery, located in the South India state of Karnataka, sends 8 monks to the US. The tour offers a chance to experience Tibetan cultural, artistic and religious expression and gives the Monastery’s monks the opportunity to raise funds to educate, feed, house and care for almost 2,000 exiled Tibetan monks. The National Sponsor of the Sacred Arts Tour is the Drepung Gomang Institute, a non-profit organization. The tour will include a stop in Chapel Hill, from Sat, May 21 to Sat, June 4. The Town of Chapel Hill’s Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts Division is supporting this Sacred Arts program by offering exhibition space at 523 East Franklin St, at the corner of Boundary St, from Sun, May 22 to Mon, May 30 where the monks will create a Green Tara Sacred Sand Mandala. They will also offer workshops for adults and children, a Tibetan Cultural pageant presentation and other cultural activities. Take advantage of this unique opportunity by coming to the following workshops at the Seymour Center: Wed, June 1 (10 am – 12 noon) - Butter sculpture is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art. They symbolize impermanence, (a main tenet of Buddhism) along with more ritualistic components, and are usually destroyed anywhere from a day to a few years. The sculptures are traditionally made with yak butter, but in exiled Tibetan communities, where the weather is usually warmer, they are made with ghee, fat, and wax. Butter sculptures are displayed on altars and shrines in monasteries or family homes. They are traditionally made every Losar, the Tibetan New Year, and for the Butter Sculpture Festival, part of the Great Prayer Festival, or “Monlam Chenmo” that is held soon after Losar. During it, monks made huge multi-story high butter sculptures displayed outside the Jokhang in Lhasa, the holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism. For our workshop, play doh will be used as it’s more permanent. The monks will facilitate hands on instruction of the craft where designs will include flowers, conch, jewels, and animals. Come, learn and make your own personal sculpture to take home and enjoy.


Physical Therapy Clinics Offered 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 732-6600 for an appointment at the Seymour Center, Chapel Hill with University Physical Therapy. Call 624-0388 for an appointment at the Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough with ElderFit In-Home Rehab Physical Therapy.

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Fri, June 3 (10 am – 12 noon) - Sand painting is another ancient Tibetan art form. A mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. Mandala is thought to have originated in India and introduced in Tibet in the middle ages. The mandala is constructed as a vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment. The most common substance used in the creation is colored sand, which is ground from stone. Other popular substances are powdered flowers, herbs or grains. In ancient times, powdered precious and semi-precious gems were also used. In this workshop we will be using commercially made colored sand and will learn the same techniques that the monks use to create yak, windhorse, snow lion and stylized fire designs. Both workshops will offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to make unusual pieces for your home, or gifts. Just think of the pleasure they’ll bring – both visually and as “conversation starters”! To register for these workshops call the Seymour Center, 9682070. The suggested donation for each workshop is $15 and will be collected the day of the event.

14th Annual Community Dinner The 14th Annual Community Dinner celebrating Orange County’s rich cultural diversity through food and entertainment will be held on Sun, Apr 10 at 1 pm in McDougle School’s Cafetorium, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Carrboro. Once again, Mildred Council of Mama Dip’s Kitchen, supported by local restaurants and organizations, will provide a wonderful array of food. Advanced purchase of tickets is advised, beginning Mar 7. They are $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 969-3006. There will be a limited number of tickets for seniors in need, available through Cydnee Sims at 969-3025. To be a volunteer, or to donate, please contact Nerys Levy at $22 will feed a family of four at this wonderful community building event which crosses economic, racial, religious and ethnic barriers.

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Seymour Center, Department on Aging, Wellness

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SENIOR CENTER SportsPlex Membership

The fitness studio in the Seymour Center is 624-square feet of space nestled inside the state of the art 25,000 sq ft Center. The fitness studio, with exercise machines, helps users increase their endurance, maintain balance and build strength. The exercise machines were donated by UNC Health Care. Eligibility: Age 55+.

Department on Aging - Wellness Program

Membership Process All members will be required to: 1) Complete physical function screen every two years and prior to initial use; 2) Complete a separate equipment orientation session; and 3) Pay membership dues or qualify for a scholarship.

Membership Process All members will be required to:

A special Membership fee is being offered exclusively to those 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: Citizens age 55 and older are eligible to join.

1) Complete physical function screen every two years and prior to initial use;

Appointments for a physical function screen and a new member orientation may be made by calling the front desk at 968-2070.

2) Receive a voucher for membership to join the SportsPlex;

Fee Structure To have the fitness studio be self-supporting by covering the staff who assist users and the studio’s regular maintenance, a nominal fee has been adopted by Orange County. However, scholarships are available on a sliding scale to persons with low incomes.

3) Enroll and pay special membership rates available only through the Senior Center membership or qualify for a scholarship; and

4) Complete a separate equipment orientation session with the SportsPlex Staff.

Membership Fees Annual Rate: Bi-Annual Rate: Quarterly Rate: Monthly Rate:

Individuals Couple $ 200 (one lump sum) 300 $ 120 (paid at joining & 6 month intervals) $160 $ $ 65 (paid quarterly – Jan, April, July, Oct) 90 $ $ 25 (paid by the 10th of each month) 35 $

The $20 orientation fee is waived with 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, 968-2073. Operational Hours NEW-Personal Trainer Staff Hours 8 am – 8:30 pm – Mon – Thurs Mon, 8:30–11:30 am, 1:30-4:30 pm 8 am – 4:30 pm – Fridays Tues & Thurs: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm 8 am – 1:30 pm – Saturdays Fri: 1:30 - 4:30 pm Two Saturdays/month: 8:30 - 11:30 am Ask at front desk for specific dates During peak times, 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 PersonalTrainer session, annually, in addition to the Fitness Room orientation. 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.

Fee Structure In order to optimize the SportsPlex offerings and to encourage as many participants as possible, a special fee has been adopted by Orange County. However, scholarships are available on a sliding scale to persons with low incomes. Membership Fees Annual Rate:

Individuals $300

Couple $420

Payable in Full by: Cash, Check or Credit Card - or monthly with a $25 draft for individuals and $35 draft for couples. The $49 new membership fee is waived with 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 directly at the following rates: Individual: $35.99 – monthly $431.88 – annually Couple:

$49.99 – monthly $599.88 – annually

Scholarships are available. Requests should be directed to Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, 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 644-0339.

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Senior Times

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 245-2008 for transportation. All of the programs are FREE. Notice: In order 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.


Eating Right with Color: Join representatives from the Orange County Health Dept Nutrition program for the 2011 National Nutrition month, and talk about some of the latest topics in nutrition. Seymour Center (1WE1) Wed, Mar 2 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC (2WE2) Wed, Mar 30 11 - 11:45 am Foot Care and Pain Management MedStrive will discuss Arthritis, Foot Care, Diabetes and Joint Pain and ways to access tools that help seniors maintain or regain their independence. This will be an informative and fun program for everyone. Door Prizes! Seymour Center (1WE3) 11 – 11:45 am Wed, Mar 9 Central Orange SC (2WE4) 11 – 11:45 am Tues, Mar 16 Good Health Information is the Best Medicine The Internet can be a valuable tool to help us find health and medical information, about prescription and over the counter drugs, health insurance, clinical trials, and current health news. But how do we know that we can trust on

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line health information? The number of Web sites offering health-related resources continues to grow every day. Class participants will learn where to go to find credible sources of health information as well as how to evaluate health related web sites. Presenter: Christie Silbajoris, MSLS, AHIP, Director, NC Health Sciences Library Seymour Center (1WE5) Wed, Apr 6 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC (2WE6) Wed, Apr 20 11 – 11:45 am Blood Pressure – Know your numbers Do you know what normal ranges of blood pressure should be? Researchers from the Duke Medical Center will talk about the effects of High Blood Pressure and how we can keep our Blood Pressure at acceptable levels even if our “genes” don’t permit it to be in the “normal range”. Seymour Center (1WE7) Wed, May 4 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC (2WE8) Wed, May 18 11 - 11:45 am 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 three different oral health programs based on the need, and ask participants to evaluate the program. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WE9) Mon, Mar 14 – Apr 4 10 am – 12 noon Seymour Center (1WE10) Mon, Mar 14 – Apr 4 10 am – 12 noon

University Mall Walking Program Mall open for walkers every Monday – Friday, 7:30 am * 3rd TUESDAY EACH MONTH * Mar 15 – Eating Right with Color. Join an UNC MPH Nutrition Student for an educational session during National Nutrition Month® on Eating Right with Color. Apr 19 – The Big C - Cancer Myths & Truths. Common myths and truths about cancer risks, treatments, cures and more. Led by Laura Houchin, RN, MSN, OCN Duke Health Systems May 17 – Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). How do I help my adult children and grandchildren and myself? 8:00 am – Warm-Up Exercises - Mall Center Court 8:20 am – Breakfast served in The Weathervane @ A Southern Season 8:45 am – Educational Session Due to limited space – Registration Required each month call 968-2070 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 968-2073 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, 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 (1WE11) Thurs, Apr 14, 21 12:30 – 5 pm Whitted Services Center, Hillsborough (2WE12) Thurs, Mar 10, 24; May 12, 19 12:30 – 5 pm Glucose and Cholesterol Screening By appointment only. Screenings are provided by a trained RN from the OC Health Department. Fasting prior to 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 968-2772. If you live in the county, call Orange Public Transportation (OPT) at 245-2008. Fee: FREE

March - May 2011 Central Orange SC (2WS13) Wed, Mar 2 9 am – 2 pm Seymour Center (1WS14) Wed, Mar 9 9 am – 2 pm Healthy Food Demos There will be foods to taste, recipes, and nutritional breakdown at each demo. Please note this program is a demonstration and not intended to be a full meal. Central Orange SC (2WE15) Limited to the first 10 people registered. Minimum of 5 needed for program to be held. You may register for two demos, but only one with a restaurant. Registration deadline is noon the Tues prior to the Thurs event. Commitment Fee: $10, payable at the front desk at the time of registration. There’s no fee for the demo by the students. Thurs, Apr 14 – UNC Nutrition Coalition 4 - 6 pm Seymour Center (1WE16) Limited to the first 15 people registered. Minimum of 5 needed for the program to be held. You may register for two demos, but only one with a restaurant. Registration deadline is 5 pm on the Thurs prior to an event. Commitment Fee: $10, payable at the front desk at time of registration. There’s no fee for the demo by the students. Tues, Mar 1 Ye Olde Waffle Shop 4 - 6 pm Tues, Apr 5 UNC Nutrition Students 4 - 6 pm Tues, May 3 Lynn Edgar, Personal Chef 4 - 6 pm Hearing Screening: Provided by Carolina ENT with a trained audio technician. For medical transportation, if necessary, call E-Z rider, 968-2772, in town within the Chapel Hill Transit service area, or in the county, call OPT at 2452008. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WS17) Fri, Mar 4 9 am – 1 pm Seymour Center (1WS18) Fri, Mar 11 9 am – 1 pm Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions FREE interactive 6-week course designed to help people with chronic

Senior Times diseases. 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. Facilitators: Myra Austin and Pam Tillett Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WE19) Tues, Apr 12 - May 17 1 - 3:30 pm Manley Estates (1WE20) Thurs, Mar 3 - Apr 7 9:30 am – 12 pm Call Seymour, 968-2070 to register for Manley. 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 award-winning 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 is Thursday before the classes begin the following week. Facilitators: Myra Austin and Becci Ritter Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WE21) Tues & Fri, Mar 1 – 25 1:30 – 3:30 pm Seymour Center (1WE22) Wed & Fri, Apr 6 – 29 9 – 11 am

WELLNESS CLASSES WELLNESS CLASSES Program registrations are necessary: Program participants should bi-annually complete, or update,

registration forms, which are available at the senior centers’ desks. Fees for classes may be mailed or brought to the appropriate center. Cash and 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 245-2015, and for the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, call 968-2070. Coupons for classes may be purchased at the registration desks. They can be bought for either individual classes or in a book of five, and are used for class attendance. Fee waivers/reductions are available based on assessed financial need for all fitness classes. Contact Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator at 968-2073 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. Aerobics – Take Control with Exercise This class offers participants the evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, “Take Control with Exercise”. Instructor: Sandy Wolfe. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WC1) Mon & Wed 10 – 10:50 am Balance A 6-week balance training class, designed to improve your balance and prevent falls, includes strength training, functional movement, and progressive balance exercises, and is for seniors with balance problems. It fills quickly, so sign up, and you will be called to come for a screening a few days before the first class. At the screening session, we will describe requirements for the class and determine eligibility. Registration Deadline: Mar 4 Instructors: certified personal trainers and physical therapist. Fee: $50 for 12 sessions – Scholarships are available Central Orange SC (2WC2) Tues & Thurs, Mar 15 – Apr 21;

Page 11 May 3 – Jun 9 1:30 – 2:20 pm Seymour Center (1WC3) Tues & Thurs, Mar 15 – Apr 21; May 3 – Jun 9 10 – 10:50 am Boost Your Energy Begin your energy boost and rejuvenate throughout the week. This amazing class keeps your mind and body centered! Learn simple Chinese energy-moving techniques that you can do within minutes. For questions, call: 2606291. Instructor: Cristina Flake Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1WC4) Thurs 12 noon – 1:25 pm Inspired Movement Dynamic class designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body for maximized movement and endurance. Excellent to improve joint flexibility, muscular strength, and toning. Knowledge of beneficial movements can be applied to daily living at home. This class offers the evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, “Take Control with Exercise”. Instructor: Kathleen (“Kacky”) Campbell Hammon. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WC5) Tues & Thurs 10 – 10:50 am Seymour Center (1WC6) Mon & Wed 10 – 10:50 am or Tues & Thurs 2:15 – 3:05 pm Joyful Movement with Parkinson’s

This exercise class draws on moves from Martial Arts, Healing Arts, and various forms of movement. It’s based on the joyful and healing nature of dance and exercise - something that dancers and athletes have known for a long time. Each session brings opportunity for stability, mobility, flexibility, agility, core strength and mind/ body health. Class is designed for people with different ability levels. Coach: Carol Winkelman. Instructor: Marty Broda, 10-year Certified Black Belt NIA Technique educator, and 21-year ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor. Fee: $6/class Central Orange SC (2WC7) Mondays 2 – 2:50 pm

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NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) NIA is the latest fusion in mindbody 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. Instructors: Laurie LaBean (Central Orange)/Marty Broda (Seymour), certified NIA instructors. Fee: $6/class Central Orange SC (2WC8) Mondays 11 – 11:50 am Seymour Center (1WC9) 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. Fee: FREE for SportsPlex members and non-members who qualify for a scholarship. $3/ week for nonmembers Central Orange SC (2WC10) Mon & Wed 9 – 9:45 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. Minimum class size of five is needed. Instructor: Connie Winstead. Fee: $6/class Seymour Center (1WC11) Mondays 2:15 – 3:05 pm Thursdays 3:30 – 4:20 pm Salli’s Senior Workout Fun and fitness with music. Enjoy this non-aerobic class, which is adaptable to any physical ability. Class goal is to improve your function by improving your endurance, flexibility, and

Senior Times strength. Instructor: Salli Benedict, certified fitness instructor and health education specialist, 966-6090. Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/class Seymour Center (1WC12) 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. All ability levels are welcome. Call to register. Instructor: Video - Central Orange SC. Michael Savino – Seymour Center Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/class Central Orange SC (2WC13) Fridays 10 – 10:50 am Seymour Center (1WC14) Mondays 11 – 11:50 am Strength Training – Advanced Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibility exercises for older adults. Instructor: Kevin Kirk, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer. Fee: $6/class Seymour Center (1WC15) Mon & Thurs 10:45 – 11:35 am Strength Training – Introduction Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibility exercises for older adults. Instructor: Kevin Kirk, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer. Fee: $6/class Seymour Center (1WC16) Mon & Thurs 9:40 – 10:30 am Strength Training and Movement Balance training, strength training, stretching, and abdominal strengthening exercises. The goal of the program is to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, balance, and total well-being. Instructor:

Stephanie Yost, BSN, RN, ESA, AFFA, ACLS certified instructor. Fee: $35/month Seymour Center (1WC17) Tues & Thurs 8:30 – 9:20 am Stretching for Active Seniors

March - May 2011 discovery of balance and harmony in the mind and body. Instructor: Nina Maier, 732-2722. Fee: $8/class Central Orange SC (2WC21) Mondays 6 – 6:50 pm T’ai Chi – Intermediate

Bending, rising from a sitting position and leg exercises. Leaders: Becci Ritter and Harry Rosenthal. Fee: FREE

For information and to determine skill level, call instructor at 929-9467. Instructor: Frank Wong. Fee: $56/session.

Seymour Center (1WC18) Tues & Thurs 9:20 – 9:50 am

Seymour Center (1WC22) Session I: Tues, Mar 1 – Apr 5; Apr 19 – May 24 7 – 8:15 pm

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. Instructor: Vicki Tilley, PT, GCS (Geriatric Clinical Specialist). Fee: FREE $1 suggested donation/class Central Orange SC (2WC19) Tues & Thurs 10:15 – 11:05 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. Instructors: Frank Wong (Wednesdays)/ Bill Meyers (Thursdays) Fee: $56/session Seymour Center (1WC20) Session I: Wed, Mar 2 – Apr 6; Apr 20 – May 25 2:30 – 3:20 pm Session II: Thurs, Mar 3 – Apr 7; Apr 21 – May 26 7 – 8:15 pm


A total body workout of gentle exercises designed to promote flexibility by stretching and toning muscles and exercising joints. Instructor: Becci Ritter Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1WC23) Wed & Fri 11 – 11:50 am Walking – Indoors

Walk in the Central Recreation Center Gym at 300 W Tryon St, Hillsborough (next to the library). Fee: $25 annually Central Orange SC (2WC24) Mon – Fri 8 – 10 am Walking Meditation

Do you love trees in all seasons? Do you love the sounds of the forest? Do you love the soft earth under your feet? Do you enjoy walking intentionally so you don’t miss anything? Then you 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 370-4114 to schedule a time and walking path. Seymour Center (1WC25) Fridays TBA

T’ai Chi – Beginning

Walking – Outdoors

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

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

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leader needed. Call Myra Austin at 968–2073 if interested. For the Seymour Center, call the front desk for the meeting time. Central Orange SC (2WC26) Tuesdays 10 – 11 am Seymour Center (1WC27) Tuesdays Wellness Wednesday Walk

Join us for an outdoor 2-mile brisk walk along the lower Booker Creek Trail and return for some light stretching in the park located in Franklin Grove. We will meet and park on Village Gate Dr (park sidewalk/curbside on the west side of Franklin St). We will walk approximately 1 mile out and 1 mile back on this flat paved surface. Program Leader, Ann Holtzman. Contact her at or call Myra Austin, 968-2073, for more information.

Booker Creek Trail (1WC28) Wednesdays beginning Apr 6 8:30 - 9:30 am


A gentle physical form of Yoga has an emphasis on flexibility and movement, as well as breathing. Instructors: Marilyn Alexander (Central Orange) and Barbara Lang (Seymour) Fee: $6/class

Central Orange SC (2WC29) Tuesdays 8:50 - 10 am

Seymour Center (1WC30) Mon & Wed 1 – 1:50 pm

WELLNESS – INDIVIDUAL SERVICES 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 (1WS1) Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am Central Orange SC (2WS2) Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Chair Massage Dede Banks, nationally certified in therapeutic massage, has extensive experience working with older adults, and can focus on problematic areas. Call 968-2070 for appointment. Fee: $10/15 minutes. Gift certificates available. Seymour Center (1WS3) 1st Thurs: Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 9:30 am – 1 pm Concerns About Home Safety? Are you afraid of falling in your home? Have you stopped going outside because of steps? Do you have questions about how to keep doing your favorite activities? Are you considering buying medical equipment or making home modifications? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, call to have an occupational therapist come to your home to find solutions for staying safe while keeping active and involved. A medical equipment loan program is also available through the Orange County Department on Aging. Call Vibeke Talley, OTR/L at 2452022 to arrange an appointment. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WS4) Call for appointment Seymour Center (1WS5) Call for appointment “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 968-2772, within the Chapel Hill – Carrboro city limits. In the county, call OPT at 245-2008. For a “Fit Feet” appointment, call the Senior Center nearest you. Fee: $10/visit for Orange County residents, and $20/visit for non-residents.

Central Orange SC (245-2015) (2WS6) 2nd & 4th Wed: Mar 9, 23; Apr 13, 27; May 11, 25 9 am – 4 pm Seymour Center (968-2070) (1WS7) 1st & 3rd Wed: Mar 2, 16; Apr 6, 20; May 4, 18 9 am – 4 pm 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, 843-2278, to schedule an appointment. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WS8) Seymour Center (1WS9) 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. Call 966-7214, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – Department of Nutrition, to speak to a licensed nutritionist or registered dietitian. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WS10) Seymour Center (1WS11) Physical Function Screen: This free assessment is a requirement for everyone prior to initial use of the fitness studio, and biannually thereafter, at the Seymour Center and to get the Central Orange Senior Center’s SportsPlex Membership rates. 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 oth-

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ers your age? A physical therapist will give you a written report that gives your levels of functioning. 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, 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 968-2070 for the Seymour Center, and 245-2015 for the Central Orange SC for an appointment and to receive your forms. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WS12) Fri: Mar 18; Apr 15; May 20 9 am – 4 pm Seymour Center (1WS13) Fri: Mar 4; Apr 8; May 13 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 and to promote better health and well-being. Provider: Vimle Bajpai, Certified Reflexologist. Fee: Donations only for 50-minute appointment. Seymour Center (1WS14) Fridays 12 noon – 4 pm Reiki

Dr Oz has declared REIKI as his #1 Alternative Medicine Secret. He says, “Reiki is one of my favorites. We’ve been using it for years in the Oz family, and we swear by it.” Lorraine has been practicing Reiki hands-on energy healing since 1985 and is happy to give you a session. Reiki is great preventive medicine and can also alleviate pain and discomfort. During a Reiki session, the recipient (fully clothed) lies comfortably on a massage table while listening to relaxing music and enters a state of deep relaxation allowing the body’s intelligence to heal itself. Feel free to call Lorraine Lewis if you have any questions




Page 14 at 967-2215 or e-mail her at Call 968-2070 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Seymour Center (1WS15) 2nd Wednesdays 12 noon – 5 pm Tues & Thurs 4 – 9 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 245 – 2027, or other times at 968–2073 to schedule your initial appointment. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2WS16) Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm 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 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 (1WS17) Tues & Thurs 9 am – 2 pm Therapeutic Massage Michael A Savino, CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist), is a nationally licensed

Senior Times Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork Therapist #00703. Swedish, Shiatsu, and Reiki technique massage. Call 967-1043 for information, or to schedule a Sat appointment. Call 968-2070 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please note the “no-show” fee policy. Seymour Center (1WS18) Mondays 9 am – 2 pm Tues & Thurs evenings 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 245-2015 for 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 (2WS19) Mondays 9 am – 2 pm Trager – Gentle Body Therapy Lorraine Lewis, certified Trager Practitioner, provides one-onone 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 968-2070 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Seymour Center (1WS20) 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Appointments only Note: “No-Show” Policy for Therapeutic Massage and Trager Clients: is to collect $20 for a scheduled massage therapy appointment if it’s not cancelled a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time. If proper notice has not been given and/or there is a client “noshow”, the Senior Center will bill

the client for expenses. Further massages will not be allowed until this fee has been received.

Senior Net Computer Classes SPRING/SUMMER SESSION REGISTER at - The Seymour Center – Phone: 968-2070 If you have questions or need assistance with class choices, please call Francis Coyle – 403-6259 Art Lebo – 259-7330 Jim McGuire - 408-8105 GENERAL INFORMATION Prerequisites: You must own an IBM-compatible Personal Computer with Windows 98 or higher operating system. If you have little or no experience, your first course should be Computer Fundamentals. 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 hr for each hr in class. • • • • • •

SPRING/SUMMER COURSES 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

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to the Internet and e-mail. Class fee: $40 Digital Photography is a handson course that introduces the student to digital photography. This course consists of the use and operation of a digital camera, a field trip with your camera and importing your digital photos from your camera into the computer for analyzing your photos. You will learn basic and creative composition, basic image editing, storing, emailing pictures and printing using the Web or a Photo Center to perform these tasks. Backing up your photos on the computer will also be part of this course. Please bring your camera, camera manual and other material that came with your camera to class. Prerequisites: Students must have a digital camera and have a working knowledge of using Windows on a computer. Class fee: $40 Exploring Windows 7 - This eightsession course will introduce the student to Microsoft’s Windows 7 Operating System. The student will be introduced to the basics of the Windows 7 desktop, Task Bar, the Start menu, how to find and launch a program and use the Help features. The student will learn the basics of file management using the new Windows Explorer, as well as, system maintenance and backup tools built into the Windows 7 Operating System. Class fee: $40. Introduction To Microsoft Office - This six session introductory course will introduce the student to Microsoft Office and its three most popular software offerings -- MS Word word processing, MS Excel spreadsheets, and MS PowerPoint presentations. Three sessions will be devoted to Word, two sessions to Excel, and one session to PowerPoint and will cover basic concepts and fundamentals of this software. After completing this course, students may continue to build their skills by taking the full MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint courses. Prerequisites for this course: Students should have completed Computer Fundamentals or equivalent, be

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familiar with using a mouse, have basic understanding of a Windows operating system such as XP, VISTA or Windows 7, and have some confidence using a computer. Class fee: $40. Organizing, Editing & Sharing Photos Using Picasa - You will learn to install Picasa, the free PC program from Google, and learn how to use it to organize, edit and share your digital photos. In class, you will download your photos from your camera to the computer, and will learn how to get all your photos organized into folders. Picasa’s editing features let you take out red eyes, improve color and contrast, crop for printing and add special effects and text. You will learn how to create slide shows with music, collages, computer wallpaper and screen savers, printed posters and gift CDs. You will create your own web albums, order prints online and be able to share your photos with friends. You will also learn a little about blogging using your best photos. Prerequisites: (1) Students must have a working knowledge of their cameras and computers; (2) Students must bring their camera to class with photos in them - the camera battery must be fully charged - and also bring the USB cable for connecting the camera to the PC. Class fee: $40 Search the Internet Using Google Workshop - The Google search engine strives to make it easy to quickly find whatever you’re seeking, whether it’s a web page, a recent news story, a photograph, advice, or a present for a friend. This three-hour workshop will cover the ease of using Google, how it works, its features, its capabilities, how it displays results, and how it can serve your needs. Class fee: $15. 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

Senior Times 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. 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 Planning your Travel Online Workshop – Introduces the student to Internet resources to 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.

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 nonalcoholic people may attend. Seymour Center (1WG1) Wednesdays 3 pm Aphasia support and therapy group Programs are offered through the UNC Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Program for Aphasia and Related Disorders and are part of the Triangle Aphasia Project. Contact Denise Caignon, MS, CCC-

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SLP Speech Language Pathologist, at Seymour Center (1WG2) Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

Seymour Center (1WG8) 1st Tues: Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 1 - 2 pm Low Vision Support Group

Arthritis - Chapel Hill Arthritis Education Network

For more info contact Carol Tickle, 643-2620.

Family members, friends, and people with arthritis are welcome to participate in this monthly support group. For information, call Cindy Johnson, 544-2021, or Pat Kropp, 967-6081.

Seymour Center (1WG9)

Seymour Center (1WG3) No meetings planned for this quarter 7 – 8:30 pm Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group Meet with other caregivers to share experiences, learn new skills, and get answers to questions about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Group is open, friendly, and informal. For information call 968-2087 Central Orange SC (2WG4) 1st Tues: Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 4 – 5:30 pm

Seymour Center (1WG5) 3rd Thurs: Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19 2:30 – 4 pm The Cedars at Meadowmont (1WG6) 1st Thurs: Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 2:30 – 4 pm Hearing Loss Association of Chapel Hill, formerly known as S-H-H-H (Self Help for the Hard of Hearing) (1WG7) Call Ruth Miller, 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 Wellness – Special Events section for additional information, or call Dorothy Anderson, 933-1306.

1st Tues: Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 10 am 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@ or 933-8941. The group is sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Orange County. More information about NAMI Orange County is available at Seymour Center (1WG10) 2nd and 4th Thurs: Mar 10, 24, Apr 14, 28, May 12, 26 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 UNC-CH Dept of Neurology. For information, call 968-2087. Seymour Center (1WG11) 1st Tues: Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 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 prior to the meeting, which requires a reservation. No registration is required for the meeting. Seymour Center (1WG12) 1st Tues: Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 1:30 - 3 pm Central Orange SC (2WG13) 4th Wed: Mar 23, Apr 27, May 25 11 am – 12 noon




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Exploring Windows 7 Intro to Microsoft Office Organizing, Editing & Sharing Photos Using Picasa Search the Internet Using Google (W) File Management (W)

Seymour Center (1WG14) Sat, Feb 19, Apr 20 11:30 am - 1 pm

Computer Maintenance (W) Planning Your Travel Online (W)

Stroke Support Group

* Courses meet for 2 hours twice a week for 4 weeks, except as noted.

= Available (W) = Workshop

MARCH SESSION: M3A-DP Digital Photography M3B-W7 Exploring Windows 7 M3C-CF Computer Fundamentals M3D-MO Intro to Microsoft Office M3E-TO Planning Your Travel Online Workshop

Mar 21-Apr 14, 2011 Mon/Wed 9 - 11 am Mon/Wed 1 - 3 pm Tues/Thurs 9 - 11 am Tues/Thurs 1 - 3 pm Fri, 3/25 9 - 12 noon

APRIL SESSION: A1A-OP Organizing Photos with PICASA A1B-CF Computer Fundamentals A1C-GO Search the Internet Using Google (W)

Apr 19-May 13, 2011 Mon/Wed 9 - 11 am Tues/Thurs 9 - 11 am Fri, Apr 4 9 - 12 noon

JUNE SESSION: J1A-FM File Management (W)

Jun 23, 2011 Thurs, Jun 9 - 12 noon

JULY SESSION: J1A-CM Computer Maintenance (W)

Jul 21, 2011 Thurs, Jul 9 - 12 noon

Course Fee: 8-16 hr classes - $40; 4-6 hr classes - $25; workshops - $15, unless otherwise noted.

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

PH Association Requests: Patients, family members, friends, and anyone who would like to learn 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 1-800-866-0566.

Digital Photography


Support Groups (cont’d) –

Payment – 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.

Senior Net Volunteers Needed Opportunities for instructors and coaches are available for individuals with a basic working knowledge of computer software and hardware. (Coaching positions can be used to train those aspiring to be instructors). Prospective volunteers should also possess the desire and skills to impart their knowledge to 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 to support this effort. Future offerings such as Quicken, 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 ( for more information or to volunteer.

Contact Antje Thiessen at 966-8044, or Kelly O’Brien at 966-2029 UNC Wellness Center @ Meadowmont (WG15) 2nd Wed: Mar 9, Apr 13, May 1 1 pm

ART CLASSES Acrylic Painting

Learn the basics of acrylic painting. Call center for a supply list. Instructor: Sarah Parker Fee: $25 per session (4 weeks) Central Orange SC (2A1) Session I: Wed, Mar 2 – 23 10 - 11:30 am Session II: Wed, Mar 30 – Apr 20 10 – 11:30 am Session III: Wed, Apr 27-May 18 10 – 11:30 am Chinese Brush Painting

Focus on traditional flower, bird and insect paintings. Proper brush and ink techniques will be discussed for the beginners, and more advanced topics will be covered for experienced participants. No previous art experience is required. Please bring the following supplies: a pad of newsprint, small bottle of black ink, set of water colors, an ink stone or small dish to hold the ink, a plastic container to hold water as well as medium and small brushes. The instructor also has good brushes ordered from China and rice paper that you can purchase from her. Instructor:

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Senior Times

Jinxiu Alice Zhao, who did Chinese Brush Painting for 20 years in Hubei Province, China. Fee: $80 per session (8 weeks) Seymour Center (1A2) Session 1: Tues, Mar 1 – Apr 19 1:30 – 3 pm

Session 2: Tues, Apr 26 – Jun 14 1:30 – 3 pm “Daily Painting” with Kristen Stamper For beginning and intermediate oil and acrylic painters. Create a new painting in each class! “Daily painting” is an excellent method for painting outside en plein aire or in the studio. Learn a flexible system to create small paintings in a few hours. From composition and color mixing, to personal expression and finishing details, build and master skills as you paint from still life arrangements. Learn to establish pattern and value, as well as have fun with color and expression. Even if you’ve never painted before, this system will enable you to learn and grow. If you have painting supplies, you probably won’t need to purchase any more for this class. Bring them to the first class, except canvases. We will review what supplies you’ll need, and have some fun exercises on watercolor paper. If you don’t have supplies, wait to learn what to get (for as little as $30), and the instructor will provide your materials for the first class. Classes will provide you ample time to paint! In good weather, we may go outside. Instructor: Kristen Stamper loves to paint outside and in the studio. She has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and a successful career as a graphic designer, art director, and writer. She is represented by the Cary Gallery of Artists and is active in Paint NC. Fee: Session I and II: $90 (6 weeks) Session III: $60 (4 weeks) Seymour Center (1A3) Session I: Thurs, Mar 3 - Apr 7 9 am – 12 noon

Session II: Thurs, May 19 - Jun 23 9 am – 12 noon

Session III: Thurs, Mar 3 – 24 (inside only) 6 – 8:45 pm

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Drawing (Basic)

$60 per session (plus supplies)

Pastel Painting - Basic

If you have a desire to draw, artist Frank Dalimonte can teach you. This course will cover everything from the one point perspective to the five components of drawing. Bring a drawing pad and pencils to class. Certificate of Completion will be given after session. Instructor: Frank Dalimonte studied at the University of Buffalo, National Gallery of Fine Art in London, and the Louvre in Paris. (His web site is Fee: $60 per session (plus supplies)

Central Orange SC (2A7) Session I: Thurs, Mar 3 – Apr 7 6 – 8 pm

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 long-time pastel instructor Fee $48 (6 weeks) per session:

Central Orange SC (2A4) Session I: Wed, Feb 23 – Mar 30 1 – 3 pm Session II: Wed, Apr 13 – May 18 1 – 3 pm Drawing – Intermediate For those who have completed basic drawing and would like to continue, this intermediate drawing course will develop your style. Bring a drawing pad and pencils to class. Instructor: Frank Dalimonte (His website is: www.franksart. Fee: $60 per session (plus supplies) Central Orange SC (2A5) Session I: Wed, Feb 23 – Mar 30 10 am – 12 noon Session II: Wed, Apr 13 – May 18 10 am – 12 noon Drawing – Advanced For those who have completed an intermediate drawing class and would like to continue, we offer this advanced drawing course. Bring a drawing pad and pencils to class. Instructor: Frank Dalimonte (His website is: www.franksart. Fee: $60 per session (plus supplies) Central Orange SC (2A6) Session I: Mon, Feb 28 – Apr 4 1 – 3 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 18 – May 23 1 – 3 pm Oil Painting – Basic This is an evening class for beginning oil painting and theory. Instructor: Frank Dalimonte (see his bio under “Basic Drawing”) Fee:

Session II: Thurs, Apr 21 – May 26 6 – 8 pm 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 lifes, landscapes and portraits. Instructor: David Sovero, local artist, teacher, musician and owner of Sovero Art Gallery in Hillsborough. (His website is Fee: $60 (6 weeks) per session Central Orange SC (2A8) Session I: Tues, Mar 29 – May 3 1:30 – 3:30 pm or Thurs, Mar 31 – May 5 9 - 11 am Session II: Tues, May 10 – Jun 14 1:30 – 3:30 pm or Thurs, May 12 – Jun 16 9–11 am Seymour Center (1A9) Session I: Mon or Fri, Apr 4 – May 13 10 am - 12 noon Session II: Mon or Fri, May 16 – Jun 24 10 am - 12 noon Open Art Workshop Gloria Maisner will facilitate first Thursday afternoons of the month when artists may bring their projects and supplies to paint, or draw, in a friendly atmosphere with other artists. No formal instruction. Seymour Center (1A10) 1st Thurs of the month, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 1 – 3 pm Open Studio for Artists Monday mornings, Frank Dalimonte will hold 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 (2A11) Mondays 10 – 11:30 am

Seymour Center (1A12) Session I: Mon, Feb 28 – Apr 4 1 - 3 pm Session II: Mon, Apr 11 – May 16 1 - 3 pm Session III: Mon, May 23 – Jun 27 1 – 3 pm

Watercolor Class Advanced Since this is an advanced level class, the instructor determines admission to class. Instructor: Luna Lee Ray Session I Fee: $60 Session II Fee: $50 Central Orange SC (2A13) Session I: Thurs, Mar 3 – Apr 7 1:30 – 3:30 pm Session II: Thurs, Apr 21 – May 19 1:30 – 3:30 pm

CRAFT CLASSES Bobbin Lace Making

Newcomers are always welcome. Some instruction is available, as are supply resources. Contact: Janice Tyler, 968 207I, or jtyler@ Seymour Center (1C1) Daytime group meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays 11 am – 1 pm Evening Group meets on occasional Thursdays 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 (2C2) Mon, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9 6 – 7:30 pm



Page 18 Creative Crafts 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 depending on project) Seymour Center (1C3) Wire Design Bracelets Tues & Thurs, Mar 1 –31 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Senior Times taken the course, you’ll want to take it again. Space is limited to eight students so sign up now! Instructor: Alison Bell Fee: $35 per session, plus $30 material fee payable to instructor at the first class of each session. Total fee per session: $65. Seymour Center (1C5) Session I: Mon, Mar 14 – Apr 4 10 am – 12 noon Session II: Mon, Apr 11 – May 2 10 am – 12 noon

Pearl Jewelry Tues & Thurs, Apr 5 – 28 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Session III: Mon, May 9 – Jun 6 (no class on May 30) 10 am – 12 noon

Corsage and Spring Floral Crafts Tues & Thurs, May 3 - 26 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Central Orange SC (2C6)

Creative 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 depending on project) Central Orange SC (2C4) Handbags Mon & Thurs – Mar 7 - 17 9:30 – 11:30 am Kitchen Aprons and Potholders Mon & Thurs – Mar 21 - 28 9:30 – 11:30 am Spring Baskets Mon & Thurs, Apr 4 – 14 9:30 – 11:30 am Spring Corsages Mon & Thurs, Apr 18 – May 5 9:30 – 11:30 am Scrap Booking Mon & Thurs, May 9 - 30 9:30 – 11:30 am Fused Glass Jewelry Want to design and create your own glass pendants and share your work with others? Here is your chance to experiment with glass fusing! The instructor will guide you step by step in this hands-on class. This 4-week course will enable you to make at least 10 pendants, and learn additional glass fusing techniques. Once you’ve

Session I: Wed, Mar 2 – 23 2 – 4 pm Session II: Wed, Apr 6 - 27 2 – 4 pm Session III: Wed, May 11 – Jun 1 2 – 4 pm Fantastic Fridays: Craft Lovers Paradise Ready to bring out your crafty side? Try something new for a change! Join other crafters on Fridays to learn interesting crafts. Each month will focus on a specific craft project requested by several participants. If you have other craft ideas you would like to see on Fantastic Fridays, please email them to Cydnee Sims at Instructor: Helen Frederick Fee: FREE (unless otherwise noted per project) Seymour Center (1C7) Signature Wreath Designs - This class will enable you to create a wreath that reflects your personality as you embellish it with florals, ribbons and other decorations. You’re also welcome to bring other decorative items to use. Fri, Mar 4 – 25 1 – 3 pm Simply Elegant Card Designs Make beautiful cards for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any other special occasion. Give your cards a personal touch not available in a store.

Fri, Apr 1 – 29 (no class on Apr 22)

March - May 2011 1 - 3 pm

Designer Tote Bag - More creativity awaits you – make a designer tote bag. Have fun making one that will be personalized with your own unique design. Fri, May 6 - 27 1 - 3 pm 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 on redesigning 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 (1C8) 1st and 3rd Fridays Fri, Mar 4, 18; Apr 1, 15; May 6, 20 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 sometimeshuman figures. Instructor: Pam Reading, certified instructor by Kurenai Kai in Atlanta, GA. Contact her at (919) 815-2249 or for information on what materials you’ll need. Fee: $75, plus materials fee per session. Seymour Center (1C9) Sat & Sun, Apr 16 & 17 9 am – 3:30 pm Jewelry Making Learn how to make bracelets, earrings, and a necklace during

our introduction to jewelry making. You just need to purchase supplies. Contact the center to register one week prior to each class. You can register for one or all the classes in the session. Fee: FREE + $5 per class for supplies. Central Orange SC (2C10)

Session I: Thurs, Mar 3 - 24 6 – 7:30 pm

Session II: Thurs, Mar 31 – Apr 21 6 – 7:30 pm

Session III: Thurs, Apr 28 – May 19 6 – 7:30 pm

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 one to make your own belt, wallet, or handbag. Limited to 8 students. Instructor: Sam Truax Fee: FREE. Central Orange SC (2C11) Session I: Fri, Mar 4 - 25 10 am – 12 noon Session II: Fri, Apr 1 – 29 (no class Apr 22) 10 am – 12 noon

Session III: Fri, May 6 – 27 10 am – 12 noon 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 (2C12) Tuesdays 10 am – 1 pm 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 (1C13) Mondays 1:30 - 3:30 pm Silver Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay

You can make a beautiful, but simple, fine silver pendant or a

March - May 2011 pair of earrings in as little time as 40 minutes! Precious Metal Clay is an exciting product developed by Mitsubishi. It consists of microscopic particles of precious metal and a moist binder to create a material that has the feel and working properties of modeling clay. Using simple tools and a little imagination you can form a piece, fire it using a hand held torch or kiln, and transform what was once a lump of clay into a beautiful pure silver jewelry design. The instructor will guide you through this entire process step-by-step. During this three Saturdays course you will learn how to make pendants, earrings, charms, and link bracelets as well as make and use jewelry molds from objects such as buttons, heirlooms, etc. Instructor: Amy Sindermann Fee: $50 per session, plus $20 material fee payable to instructor the first class of each session. Total fee per session: $70 Seymour Center (1C14) Sat, Mar 5, 12, 19 9 am – 11:30 am Sat, Apr 2, 9, 16

9 am – 11:30 am

Sat, May 7, 14, 21 9 am – 11:30 am

POTTERY CLASSES Pottery Wheel and Hand Building - Beginning and Intermediate This class is for all levels of throwing, wheel, hand building, tile making and glazing. Learn basics or continue to improve your skills. Class will focus on vases, bowls, cups and plates. Decorating techniques will include graffito, painting with slips, use of wax resist, sponge stamps and cut paper shapes. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 + supplies per session Central Orange SC (2P1) Session I: Mon, Feb 28- Mar 21 1 - 4 pm Session II: Mon, Mar 28 - Apr 18 1 – 4 pm Session III: Mon, Apr 25 – May 16 1 – 4 pm

Senior Times Pottery Wheel and Hand Building - Intermediate This intermediate class will once again focus on throwing, wheel, hand building, tile making and glazing. Some knowledge of clay is useful. The class is two hours of instruction with studio time. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 + supplies per session


Central Orange SC (2P2) Session I: Mon, Feb 28 – Mar 21 5:30 - 9 pm

Duplicate Bridge

Session II: Mon, Mar 28 – Apr 18 5:30 – 9 pm Session III: Mon, Apr 25 – May 16 5:30 – 9 pm Flower Painting in Ceramics Students will learn a brush technique to create leaves, flowers, and fruits for painting on both majolica and painting with slips. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 + supplies per session (Pre-made tiles and bowls can bought onsite)

Contract Bridge Newcomers are always welcome. If you are interested in learning to play, please contact the center at 245-2015. Central Orange SC (2B2) Mon & Wed 1 – 4 pm 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 933-1474, or Fee: $6 Seymour Center (1B3) Fridays 1 pm

Central Orange SC (2P3)

Morning Bridge Game

Session I: Fri, Mar 4 – 25 10 am – 12:30 pm

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 489-0210, or hbrroke@aol. com (preferred)

Session II: Fri, Apr 1 - 29 10 am – 12:30 pm Session III: Fri, May 6 - 27 10 am – 12:30 pm

BRIDGE CLASS Defense Bridge Class includes opening leads, 2nd and 3rd hand play, communication with partner, defensive signals, developing tricks, and interfering with declarer. Text book, “Defense in the 21st Century”, is available from or the instructor. Instructor: Harrison Brooke, ACBL, accredited teacher, certified director and gold life master. For questions, please contact him at (preferred) or 489-0210. Fee: $90 (9 weeks). Seymour Center (1B1) Thurs, Apr 21 – Jun 16 9:30 am – 12 noon

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Enjoy an afternoon of social bridge. Newcomers are always welcome. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1B6) Mondays 1 – 4 pm Saturdays (Bring your lunch) 10 am – 1:45 pm

OTHER GAMES Canasta Leader: June Weatherley, 968-3990 Seymour Center (1B7) Thursdays 1 – 4 pm Dominoes

Join us for a morning of dominoes and other games. Central Orange SC (2B8) Mon – Fri 10 am -12 noon Seymour Center (1B9) Mondays – Fridays 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 (1B10) Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm Games Come alone or bring a friend, and enjoy a variety of games. Central Orange SC (2B11) Mon – Fri 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.

Seymour Center (1B4) Mondays 9:15 am – 12 noon

Central Orange SC (2B12) Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

Sarah West Social Contract Progressive Bridge

Mah Jong

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 (1B5) Wed & Fri 1 – 5 pm

This ancient Chinese game is challenging and fun. Leader: Beulah Ward Central Orange SC (2B13) Thursdays 7 pm Fridays 12 noon – 4:30 pm

Seymour Center (1B14) Mondays 12:30 – 5 pm Call the Seymour Center, or Marge Richter, at 918-3468 (preferably



Page 20 during the evenings), to sign up to play on Monday afternoons.

book fee payable to instructor at the first class.


Seymour Center (1L1)

If you need a refresher or would like to learn to play, call 245-2015.

Session I: Mon, Mar 7 – Apr 18 (no class Apr 25) 10:30 – 11:30 am

Central Orange SC (2B15) Thursdays 10 am – 12 noon

Session II: Mon, May 2 – Jun 13 (no class May 30)


Early Intermediate Spanish (formerly Advanced Beginners Level II)

If you need to brush up, or if you’ve never played before, call 245-2015 and let us know you’re coming. We’ll teach you how the game is played. Central Orange SC (2B16) Fridays 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 245-2015 for more information. Central Orange SC (2B17) Thursdays 1 pm 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 (2B18) Tuesdays 1 – 5 pm Seymour Center (1B19) Tuesdays 1 – 5 pm Various Card Games


Senior Times

Bid Whiz, Spades – What’s your game? Come join a table or start one. Seymour Center (1B20) Tues – Fri 2 – 5 pm

LANGUAGE CLASSES Introduction to Spanish (Level I) This is an introductory class designed for people with no previous experience in Spanish. Instructor: Staff of CHICLE (Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education). Fee: $91 per session (7 classes) plus $15

For people who have taken Level I at the Seymour Center, or have had previous experience in another class. Instructor: Staff of CHICLE (Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education) Fee: $91 per session (7 classes) plus $15 book fee payable to instructor at the first class. Seymour Center (1L2) Session I: Mon, Mar 7 – Apr 18 (no class Apr 25) 9:30 - 10:30 am Session II: Mon, May 2 – Jun 13 (no class May 30) fee $78 9:30 - 10:30 am Intermediate Spanish (Level III) 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. Instructor: Staff of CHICLE (Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education)

writing. It is conducted entirely in Spanish. Instructor: Staff of CHICLE (Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education) Seymour Center (1L4) Session I Fee: $104 (8 classes) plus $15 book fee payable to instructor at the first class. Session II Fee: $78 (6 classes) plus $15 book fee payable to instructor at the first class. Session I: Fri, Mar 4 – Apr 29 (no class Apr 22) 10:15 – 11:15 am Session II: Fri, May 6 – Jun 10 10:15 – 11:15 am English as a Second Language Conversation Lab Ongoing class helps adult nonfluent English speaking people improve their comprehension of both written and spoken English. It will help participants become more self-sufficient, informed and active in the community. Contact Orange County Literacy Council at 933-2151 or for more information. Seymour Center (1L5) Tuesdays 9 am – 12 noon

OTHER CLASSES Please remember to pre-register for our classes.

Seymour Center (1L3)

Beginning Computer Lessons

Session I Fee: $104 (8 classes) plus $15 book fee payable to instructor at the first class.

Do you have questions about your computer? Join friendly and helpful computer teacher, Laura Rogers, for one or more of the following beginner topics. The computers available are PC, not Macintosh. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops (PC or Mac) with power cords. Class will meet Thursdays from 1 - 2 pm with lab time to practice and explore from 2 – 4 pm. Class size is limited, so please sign up early. Fee: $10 per class (Must pre-register)

Session II Fee: $78 (6 classes) plus $15 book fee payable to instructor at the first class. Session I: Fri, Mar 4 – Apr 29 9 - 10 am Session II: Fri, May 6 – Jun 10 9 – 10 am Advanced Spanish (Level IV) For those who have completed Level III at the Seymour Center, or several years of classes elsewhere. Class includes conversation, grammar, reading and

March - May 2011

Mar 3 & Apr 14 Computer Basics: Setting up a computer system.

Mar 10 & Apr 21 Troubleshooting: Solving a basic issue With your computer system. Mar 17 & Apr 28 Reference: Finding useful information online. Mar 24 & May 5 Files and Media: Sharing photos and documents online. Mar 31 & May 12 Social Networks: Chatting on social networks like Facebook.

Apr 7 & May 19 Creating Websites: Creating easy websites for your group or organization.

May 26 Laptops: Using a laptop computer. Central Orange SC (2OC1) Thursdays beginning Mar 3 1 – 2 pm DeCluttering for Real Life Series

Join Professional Organizer, Jane Armstrong, co-owner of “DeClutter for Real Life” this Spring for another popular series. Call 968-2070 to register. Fee: FREE Thurs, Mar 10 “Setting Realistic Goals in Organizing” - This interactive session will focus on how to set goals in organizing your work or living space. Thurs, Apr 14 “One Zone at a Time” - After we start to set realistic goals, how do we pick the right space zone to start decluttering.

Seymour Center (1OC2) Thurs, Mar 10 and Apr 14 6:30 - 7:30 pm Digital Photography – Introduction

This is a hands-on course that will introduce students to digital photography. Students will learn the basics of digital imaging, how to transfer pictures from a digital camera or scanner to a

March - May 2011 computer, how to edit pictures, as well as how to print and e-mail the pictures to friends and family. Bring your camera and everything that came with it to the first session. A lap top computer is suggested but not required. Fee: $35 Instructor: Sheldon Becker Central Orange SC (2OC3) Thurs, May 6 – Jun 10 (6 weeks) 1:30 – 3:30 pm Exercises for the Brain New York Times Puzzles and More. Anecdotal evidence indicates that doing word puzzles and mental exercises may be beneficial in warding off the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and senior dementia. This course will give students strategies for solving crossword, and other word, puzzles. Much time will be spent doing New York Times crosswords of varying difficulty, all with the goal of keeping the brain limber. Newcomers are welcome. Fee: FREE Instructor: Nancy Applegate Seymour Center (1OC4) Fridays 10 am - 12 noon Introduction to Feng Shui Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of furniture placement to create a healthy, prosperous and peaceful living space. By increasing the flow of healing energy, people and places become happier and more harmonious. Learn how you can change your home and workplace, get a more restful night’s sleep, foster loving relationships and change your life for the better. Presenter: Frances Dionne Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1OC5) Mar 30 Computer and Business Apr 27 Prosperity 11 am – 12 noon Memoir Writing Assistance Give a gift to your family by telling your life story. Betty Adams is a published author and is willing to help you learn the basics needed to create your own story. Pre-registration is required. Call 245-2015. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2OC6)

Senior Times Session I: Wed, Mar 2 – Apr 6 10:30 am – 12 noon

2 pm Game 2 #5 ranked team vs. #12

Session II: Wed, Apr 13 – May 18 10:30 am – 12 noon

7 pm Game 3 #7 ranked team vs. #10

Spontaneous Seniors Improv Troupe

Fri, Mar 11

Learn to enhance your creativity with our Improv Theater group, which is affiliated with Seymour Center’s Prime Time Players. Come join us for an afternoon of fun. Leader: Marv Axelrod Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1OC7) Saturdays 12 noon – 2 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 (2OC8) Thursdays 3 – 5:30 pm Tutoring and Literacy Classes This class is for people who would like to improve their reading and literacy skills. Contact: Orange County Literacy Council at 9332151 or Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2OC9) Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

Special Events To register for programs, or to get more information, call the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill at 968-2070, and the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough at 245-2015. ACC Tournament – March Madness!! Join your friends at the Central Orange Senior Center and the Seymour Center for March Madness Basketball. Thurs, Mar 10 12 noon Game 1 #8 ranked team vs. #9

12 noon Game 5 #1 ranked team vs. 8/9 winner 2 pm Game 6 #4 ranked team vs. 5/12 winner Central Orange SC (2E1) Seymour Center SC (1E2) Armchair World Travel This is a monthly program of stories, photographs and videos presented by our own senior world travelers: a great way to learn about the land and people of countries far and near. Fee: FREE Mon, Mar 28 Travels in Europe Joan and Harvey Lane 10:30 - 11:30 am Mon, Apr 25 Exploring South Africa Alan Sarnowski 10:30 - 11:30 am Mon, May 23 Vacationing in Hawaii Jerry Passmore 10:30 – 11:30 am Central Orange SC (2E3) Art Show Opening Receptions – Central Orange Senior Center Mon, Mar 7 – Featuring local artist, Wendy Gellert. She began her studies at the Naval Schools of Photography followed by the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her love of working with non-traditional pairing of materials has produced exciting results. Join us for the opening reception on Mon, Mar 7 at 3 pm and meet Wendy. Her exhibit will remain on view until Apr 21. Mon, May 2 – Featuring Louise Martin. She studied oil painting under the tutelage of Russian Master Paul Zeplinski in Nashville, TN. She continues to work in her cottage on New Sharon Church Road in Hillsborough. Her prizewinning art is now in many private

Page 21 collections. Join us for the opening reception on Mon, May 2 at 3 pm and meet Louise. Central Orange SC (2E4) 3 pm Art Show Opening Receptions-Seymour Center

We invite you to join us at our Art Show Opening Receptions, which showcase local senior artists. You may bring a friend or two, however, please call 968-2070 to register. Also if you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Janice Tyler at 968-2071 or Mon, Feb 7 - Featuring Jinxiu Alice Zhao and fellow Chinese Brush Painting Students, Assistant Hostesses: Joan Alston, Dorothy Meyer, Nell Richardson with Peggy Lanier on the piano. This exhibit will remain on view Apr 4. Mon, Apr 11 – Featuring the Orange County Senior Games Silver Arts Show, Assistant Hostesses: Joan Walshaw, Olga Colwell, Irene Ferguson with Margarita Thompson on piano. This exhibit will remain on view until June 2. Seymour Center (1E5) 3 pm Bingo

Bring a friend and join us for a morning of fun and prizes. Don’t forget to register for lunch the week before if you plan to stay after the games. Ruth King is our caller. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2E6) Wed, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4 10 – 11 am Bingo

Ready for BINGO! Come out for refreshments and a great time. Join our Bingo caller, Peter O’ Grady. Don’t forget to sign up for lunch the week before. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1E7) Wed, Apr 27 10:30 – 11:30 am Birds of a Feather: Nesting Season

It’s nesting season in the Piedmont and a wonderful time to add

Page 22 a birdhouse to your yard. Carl Delamar with from Wild Birds Unlimited will be here to tell us about what to expect during the nesting season and different birdhouse options. Central Orange SC (2E8) Tues, Mar 8 2:30 – 3:30 pm Birthday Celebrations If your birthday falls in Mar, Apr, May, you are invited to a special celebration. Please contact the Center one week in advance to register. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2E9) Mon, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 12 noon Seymour Center (1E10) Mon, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 12 noon


Celebration of the Seymour Gardens: Art Show Project Calling all artists, photographers and writers. The Seymour Garden Group is hosting a Celebration of the Gardens. Throughout the winter, spring and summer seasons, we invite you to create your impressions of the entry gardens at the Seymour Center. Sketch, photograph, paint, stitch or write a poem. Create a work of art through a class, or on your own. This Art in the Garden Project will culminate in August during the Art Show Reception. If you are interested in celebrating the gardens, attend the Interest Meeting on Friday, Mar 4 or contact Marsha at 401-6445 or Vicki at 968-2056. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1E11) Fri, Mar 4 9:30 - 11 am Chinese Opera A popular form of drama and musical theatre in the Chinese culture, it stretches as far back as the third century. It’s now coming to the Seymour Center. Come out for an afternoon of Asian Art at its best performed by the NC Chinese Opera Group. Fee: FREE

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March - May 2011

Seymour Center (1E12) Sat, Mar 5 12 noon - 1:30 pm

Coffee House on Homestead

programming and future plans, please join us.

Circus Under the “Big Top” of Seymour

A venue for lovers of coffee and variations of entertainment now debuts at the Seymour Center. Our line up this season includes the following:

Central Orange SC (2E18) Fri, May 20 10 – 11 am

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait to go to the circus? Well, now the circus is coming to you. Come one, come all to the circus! Get the best seat in the house as Girl Scout Troop #1152 invites you to a morning of entertainment by acrobats, jugglers, mimes, clowns, magicians and more. Join us on this sentimental journey. Fee: FREE

Wed, Mar 9 - Jane Hauser, a well known Storyteller Tues, Apr 26 - Jazz and Poetry, Horace Sher, and members of Writer’s Discussion Group Wed, May 11 - Peter DiFalco, a professional dancer, presenting “A Journey of Dance” Fee: FREE

Seymour Center (1E13) Tues, Mar 29 11:30 am - 12 noon

Seymour Center (1E15) Wed, Mar 9; Tues, Apr 26; May 11 2 - 3 pm

Classic Book - Film Series

Dominoes Tournament

One week a film will be viewed, then the following Thurs, those who’ve also read the book will have an opportunity to discuss it. The book discussion group is limited to the first 20 people to register. If the book discussion group exceeds 20, then a second discussion group will be held assuming that a second moderator can be found. Coordinator: Dr Frank Wilson

Back by popular demand! The dominoes tournament was a lot of fun, but this year it will be even better. Now is the time to put your skills to the test as to who’s the best!! Contact the center to register before May 20.

Thurs, Mar 17, 6:30 pm Gunga Din film: Alden Dunham, moderator Thurs, Mar 24, 7 pm Gunga Din discussion of book and film Thurs, Apr 21, 6:30 pm For Whom the Bell Tolls film: John Idol, moderator Thurs, Apr 28, 7 pm For Whom the Bell Tolls discussion of book and film Thurs, May 19, 6:30 pm A Doll’s House film: Ann Wilson, moderator Thurs, May 26, 7 pm A Doll’s House discussion of book and film Seymour Center (1E14)

Central Orange (1E16) Fri, May 27 10:30 am Explore the Historic Events of the Jewish and Christian Calendars

Seymour Center (1E19) Thurs, May 19 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 (2E20) Fri, Mar 4 & 18; Apr 1 & 15; May 6 & 20 10:30 – 11:30 am Garden Series… I Wish I Knew More About

This new garden series is for those of you who want to know more about flower gardening. Join us for discussions and demonstrations led by experts from garden centers, Master Gardeners and NC Botanical Garden. Contact Marsha 401-6445 or Vicki 968-2056 Fee: Donations support the Seymour Gardens Seymour Center (1E21)

Mon, Mar 21 - Ready to Plant 10 -11:30 am Mon, Apr 18 - Container Gardening in Small Spaces 10 -11:30 am

Tues, Apr 12 - Have you ever wondered what the Jewish holiday of Passover is all about? Lisa Berley will share the history, rituals, and symbolic foods of her favorite holiday.

Grilling and Chilling with Pete Wehr

Tues, Apr 19 - Have you ever wondered why Christians celebrate Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday? Leah Rade will share the history and rituals of these historic days.

In this relaxed class you will learn basic techniques to grill a tasty and healthy meal. Contact the center before Apr 21 to register and for menu items. Limited space. Fee: $5

Central Orange SC (2E17) 10 am

Central Orange SC (2E22) Fri, Apr 29 2:30 pm

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

Mon, May 23 - Butterfly Host Plants 10 -11:30 am

Hats Are In Fashion Show!

Like Hats! Then you will definitely like this show! You will see all kinds of hats of various fabric, style and color. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so don’t miss out! For those of you who would like to be in the show (men are en-

March - May 2011 couraged to enter) contact Cydnee Sims at 969-3025 for meeting and practice dates. The actual show will be held on Wed, Apr 20. A reception will follow immediately afterwards. Seymour Center (1E23) Wed, Apr 20 2 pm Jewish Culture: A Historical Perspective This is an educational overview of important Jewish practices. The Sabbath, holidays and life cycle events will all unfold in this dynamic presentation by The Jewish Family Service (JFS) of the Durham - Chapel Hill Jewish Federation. It will strengthen people’s understanding of the Jewish culture and community - including a general background explanation of Judaism, the Jewish calendar with important dates and information on life cycle events, explanation of the Sabbath, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Passover and Chanukah, keeping kosher and what it means. It will also include local resources, helpful websites and a glossary. In addition, a “show and tell” box will be shared and discussed so participants will have a visual understanding of the items relevant to Jewish holidays, Sabbath and Jewish traditions. A sampling of Jewish food will be shared with participants as well. Speaker: Sharon Halperin Seymour Center (1E24) Thurs, Mar 17 10 - 11:30 am Karaoke: Entertaining Sing-A-Long Join Jim Douglas 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 (1E25) 2nd Tuesdays: Mar 8, Apr 12, May10 11 am – 12 noon Karaoke Sing-A-Long Join Haryo and friends for a variety of songs and fun. Fee: FREE

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Central Orange SC (2E26) Wednesdays 10 – 11 am

May Day Ice Cream Celebration

Seymour Center (1E34) Fri, May 6 10 – 11 am


Let’s leap around the May pole once again with laughter and fun. This year’s May Day Celebration will offer an afternoon of ice cream, bingo games, prizes, wrapping the May pole and musical entertainment. Co-sponsored with Seasons of Southpoint, Alta Walk Retirement Community and Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. Please register for this event by Tues, Apr 26. Fee: FREE

Music with Mary

2 - 4 pm

Ladies Night Lock In Mama Mia, we have plans for you! In honor of Mother’s Day we are going to pamper you. Enjoy makeup tips, hand and foot care, massage, food, and much more. Bring a comfortable chair (lawn chair) as we end our time together by viewing the hit movie, “Mama Mia”. You MUST register for this event before Apr 29. Be sure to be here before the doors lock at 5 pm. Central Orange SC (2E27) Tues, May 10 4 – 7:30 pm Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday Be sure to come dressed in gold, green, and/or purple for our Mardi Gras mask contest. Your mask can be homemade or purchased to enter. Please register before Feb 28. Central Orange SC (2E28) Tue, Mar 8 11:15 am Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday Pot Luck with Dixieland Music Enjoy live music presented by the Decatur Street Beat Dixieland Band while feasting on a bowl of hot gumbo and traditional King Cake as we continue our Mardi Gras celebration. Be sure to dress in gold, green, and/or purple and a mask. If you don’t have a mask we will have one for you! You must call the front desk 245-2015 to register and let us know what you plan to bring before Feb 28. Central Orange SC (2E29) Tue, Mar 8 4:30 pm Mardi Gras Monday Join us as we prepare for our Mardi Gras celebration by creating your own mask. You will want to enter our contest (being held Fat Tuesday) for the best Mardi Gras mask. Please register before Feb28. Central Orange SC (2E30) Mon, Mar 7 9:30 am

Seymour Center (1E31) Tues, May 3 2 – 4 pm Men’s Night Out Wild, Wild West We are hosting something just for you - Men’s Night Out! We are going to do it up in the Wild, Wild West! Get out your best denim and white shirt for an evening of games, dinner and entertainment. If you have a cowboy hat, don’t forget to wear it! If not, cowboy hats will be provided. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1E32) Wed, Apr 13 6 - 9 pm Memorial Day Celebration on the Patio Magic, music, and food! What a great combination. Build your own strawberry short cake as we listen to live music by Horace Sher. Join the dominos tournament or enjoy a magic show. After lunch (be sure to make your reservation the week before) there will be live music as you feast on fresh strawberry shortcake complete with whipped topping. Please call the center to register before May 13. Central Orange SC (2E33) Fri, May 27 10:30 am Mother’s Day Tea As our way to honor and celebrate Mothers, the Center staff would like to extend an invitation to join them for a lovely Mother’s Day Tea. Please be sure to make reservations for this affair no later than Tues, Apr 26. Fee: FREE

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 (2E35) Thurs, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 11 am 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 your 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 (2E36) Thurs, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 10 am

Seymour Center (1E37) Thurs, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 10 am Piano (Instant) for Hopelessly Busy People Workshop

Take 3 entertaining hours to learn how to play the way the pros do - with chords. After class, develop your techniques at home using the class workbook and 60-minute CD provided by the instructor. Beginning course in chord piano - also works for those who play traditional piano. Instructor: Deborah Belcher holds BS, MM, and DMA degrees in piano. Since 1970, she has taught private and group piano lessons to students’ ages 5 to 80 in university and a vocational venues. Fee: $49. Materials fee of $25, for workbook & 60-min practice CD, will be collected at workshop by instructor. Seymour Center (1E38) Thurs, Mar 31 6 – 9 pm


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to register before May 12 and let us know what you plan to bring.

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

Central Orange SC (2E42) *5:30 pm (*Please note new time)

Seymour Center (1E39) Sat, May 14 12 noon Plant Swap What a great way to expand the plants in your garden. While you are separating your garden plants, plan to bring some to the center to exchange for another. Master Gardeners will be on hand to discuss the different plants and the best planting methods. Contact the center for additional information and to register before Fri, Apr 1. Central Orange SC (2E40) Fri, Apr 15 10:30 am Pokeno Party! This is a game that is a combination of poker and keno. Very similar to bingo! Just features pictures of playing cards on the game boards. Fun and easy game to play. Come enjoy refreshments, good fellowship and more! Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1E41) Wed, May 25 2 – 4 pm


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POTLUCKS AT CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER (No potluck in April) Thurs, Mar 17 - Irish Pub: It’s St Patrick’s Day so put on your green and join us at the Irish Pub with live music performed by Steve Toll. The main dish is corned beef and cabbage provided by the center. Make your reservations by Mar 10 and let us know what you plan to bring. Thurs, May 19 - Little Italy: Enjoy baked Ziti as we welcome back one of our favorite groups, Mebanesville. Contact the center

POTLUCKS & SPECIAL DINNERS AT SEYMOUR CENTER (Please note date for March Dinner and No Potluck /Special Dinner in April) Tues, Mar 15 - Dinner Theater: A Cyndy Blackburn Students Production If you liked the group, Act One, Act Now’s, “Crimes of the Heart”, you will not want to miss their stellar performance of “Harvey”. Enjoy this well-known story about a man and his best friend, Harvey, a six-foot, threeand-one-half-inch tall rabbit. This entertaining affair will feature an Italian Pasta dish, tossed salad, bread, dessert and drink. Due to space required for the performance and place settings, the maximum number of participants for this event is 55. Please make your reservations by Wed, Mar 9. You will not need to bring any food or dessert to this event. Thurs, May 12 - The Cook Out: A Celebration of Older Americans Month Older Americans Month began with Proclamation 3257, which President Kennedy issued on April 18, 1963, proclaiming the month of May to be Senior Citizens Month. In 1980, Pres Carter changed the name of the monthlong celebration to Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Older Americans: Connecting to the Community. As a way of recognizing your contributions to America, this co-sponsored event with the Chapel Hill Police Department, is designated to honor and celebrate you! It will include grilled hotdogs, great side dishes, dessert, drinks and fantastic entertainment by our very own trumpeter, Horace Sher. The maximum number of participants for this event is 75. Please make your reservations

by Thurs, May 5. You will not need to bring any food or dessert to this event.

March - May 2011

Contact the center for additional information and to make reservations.

us today to take this show to higher heights! This event, cosponsored with Carolina House of Chapel Hill - Brookdale Senior Living, kicks off at the Seymour Center on Sat, Mar 26 from 1 – 3 pm. A mini reception will be held during intermission. Come out to get a good seat and cheer on the dance participants as they dance their hearts out.

Central Orange SC (2E44) Thurs, Apr 14 7 – 8:30 pm

Seymour Center (1E46) Sat, Mar 26 1– 3 pm

Retirement for Boomers and Retirees

Spring Lace Day

Seymour Center (1E43) 2nd Thurs (except March) 4 – 5:30 pm Please note new time! Quarterly Inspirations

It’s never too late or too early to learn about growing your money. Join us for this special series led by Jane Clark, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Registration ends Fri, Mar 11. Apr 14 - Foundations of Investing – The basics of portfolio balance and diversification. Apr 21 - Fixed Retirement Income – The three basic types of income, variable, reliable, and rising Apr 28 - Growth in Retirement Income – the importance of having your portfolio grow during retirement years May 5 - Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds – Various types of investment security May 12 - Planning Forever – Estate Planning and Trusts May 19 - Wrap-up Session – Where do you go from here? Materials Fee: $15 payable to the instructor at the first class Central Orange SC (2E45) Thurs, Apr 14 – May 19 4 – 5:30 pm Seniors Know They Can Dance Come out to this better than TV exciting event, “Seniors Know They Can Dance.” Participants will be paired and show off their best choreographic moves that you don’t want to miss. There will be a special guest among

You won’t want to miss this year’s Lace Day hosted by our very own Piedmont Lacemakers. Three will be three free class offerings, including Beginning Lace Jewelry Design, Beyond the Basics in Shuttle Tatting and Beginning Bobbin Lace. Lacemakers will be working on their current projects. At 1 p.m. Alexandria Marguccio will present “Idrija Lace: Preserving a Family Tradition.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information and how to register contact Janice Tyler, 968-2071 or jtyler@ Registration deadline for lunch is Feb. 19. Seymour Center (1E47) Sat, Apr 9 9 am – 3 pm Spring Scavenger Hunt

Looking to participate in a fun exercise that is sure to bring out the inner child in you? To make it even more interesting, a list of clues will be given before the hunt begins. You will have a set amount of time to find the hidden items before the scavenger hunt ends. A grand prize will be given to the person who finds the most. Make sure you sign up for this event no later than Thurs, Apr 14. Seymour Center (1E48) Thurs, Apr 21 10:30 – 11:30 am Spring Tea with The Metrognomes

Enjoy a variety of teas as well as light refreshments as we are treated to the sounds of The

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Victoria Windler’s Eyes on Opera

Recreation and Parks Department Fee charged

Seymour Center (1S9) Call front desk for an appointment

Central Recreation Center: Tryon St, Hillsborough (2S1) Tues, Wed, & Fri 9 – 11 am

Bocce Ball

Bunco mania is back! If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you. Be sure to wear your green in honor of St Patrick. Please call the center to register before Mar 11. Led by: Nancy Torraco

This popular program continues including a website, www.meetup. com/Chapel-Hill-Opera, with information about the scheduled operas. Come and enjoy the performances and introductions, followed by group discussions led by Stan Cheren. There will be a lunch break during each production, so please bring your own. The center will provide drinks. Sign up at the front desk, or on the web site. Fee: FREE

Central Orange SC (2E50) Fri, Mar 18 10 am

Sat, Mar 19 - Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss

Tar Heel Depression Glass Club

Sat, Apr 16 - Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikovsky

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 FireKing 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 (First Monday of each 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

Sat, May 21 - Un Ballo in Maschera, by Giuseppe Verdi

Metrognomes, a string quartet. Please call the center to register before Tues, Mar 29. Central Orange SC (2E49) Tues, Apr 5 3 pm

St Patty’s Day Bunco Tournament

Central Orange SC (2E51) Mon, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 6:30 – 8 pm (1st Monday of the month)

Seymour Center (1E52) Every 3rd Sat 10 am – 2 pm Village Elders Lecture Series The Village Elders Lecture Series has been bringing scholars together with the community for more than twenty-five years. Come and take full advantage of these lectures and the rich educational opportunities they offer. Open to the public. Fee: FREE Contact: Walter Mack, 933-5436 Thurs, Mar 17 - Dr Emil Kang, Executive Director for the Arts at UNC, will lecture on “The Performing Arts: Alive and Well at UNC.” Thurs, Apr 21 - DG Martin, author, writer, newspaper columnist and TV/radio talk show host, will speak on “The Most Fascinating People I Have Interviewed”. Thurs, May 19 - Connie Walker, General Manager, WUNC NC Public Radio, will give a presentation on “Competing in the Age of Instant Global Communications”. Seymour Center (1E53) 2:30 pm

ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES All of the following activities are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Badminton Sponsored by the Orange County

Badminton Enjoy a friendly game during our open play weekly sessions. Beginners are welcomed. Racquets are available. Partner not needed. Central Orange SC (2S2) Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm Seymour Center (1S3) 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 ( Seymour Center (1S4) Email Instructor or call the front desk for an appointment. Basketball Open Court Time Join your friends for open court time in our Great Hall Seymour Center (1S5) Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30 – 9:30 am Thursdays 5:30 – 7 pm The evening group practices basketball fundamentals, conducts dribbling, shooting, and rebounding drills, and plays “friendly games” – so there is always some activity for players of any skill level and everyone is welcome. Basketball – Shoot Around Central Orange SC (2S6) Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:30 pm Billiards Bring a friend and enjoy shooting a round of pool. Every day, any time, Central Orange SC (2S7) Seymour Center (1S8) Billiards Lessons This one-on-one instruction is for beginners, or those who would like to brush up on their game. Instructor: Bob Roberts

Time to put some miles on our bocce ball court! Hang out with Jim Douglas and Jim Ulrick who’re ready to play and look forward to showing you a great time! Weather permitting. Seymour Center (1S10) Mondays 10 am Wednesdays 1:30 pm Bocce Ball

A group often plays on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Friendly, relaxed competition. Contact Joan Alston, 932-7104, for days and times. Chapel Hill Community Center (1S11) 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. Northside Gym - Hargraves Community Center (1S12) Tuesdays 10 am – 12 noon Central Orange SC (2S13) Fridays 9 – 11 am 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, 477-4212. Seymour Center Contact: Sherry Graham, 636-2264 or Alan Tom, 933-8972. Central Orange SC (2S14) Mondays 5 – 9 pm Wednesdays 9 – 11 am Seymour Center (1S15) Tues & Wed 10 – 11:30 am Tues & Thurs 2 – 4 pm Saturdays 11 am – 1:30 pm Wii – Open Play Instructor: Virginia Davis Central Orange SC (2S16) Thursdays 12 noon



Page 26 Seymour Center (1S17) Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am

DANCE Ballroom Dance Social Great way to meet new people! All ages, couples and singles are welcome. Recorded music. For information, call 933-8982. Fee: $2 at the door Seymour Center (1D1) 4th Thurs: Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26 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 (2D2) Session I: Thurs: Mar 3-31 6 – 6:45 pm (No class Mar 17) Session II: Thurs: Apr 7-28 6 - 6:45 pm Session III: Thurs: May 5 - 26 6 – 6:45 pm Contra Dance Contra dance is a cross between line dance and square dance with live music and a caller. You don’t have to have a partner to attend so come and enjoy a night of music and dance. This event is cosponsored with The Friends of Central Orange. Fee: $7 for senior citizens, and Triangle Contra Dance Members. $9 for all others Central Orange SC (2D3) Fri: Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 7 – 10:30 pm Dance Fusion Dance Fusion is a mix of dance techniques that will help you with balance, mobility, flexibility, and strength. This 4-class series is designed to have fun while developing your breathing, strength, balance, and flexibility. It incorporates low-impact, easyto-follow dance movements, beginning with a series of warm-up ballet exercises. The breathing

Senior Times and balance techniques often help participants avoid injury in daily life. Dance Fusion creates a complete workout for your body, mind, and spirit. Instructor: Carrie Klein, a dance professional with over 30 years of performing and teaching internationally. She studied with modern dance masters Martha Graham and Jose Limon, and taught for Alvin Ailey, among others. She has also choreographed TV commercials along with a successful acting career. Fee: $5 per class Seymour Center (1D4) Tues: Mar 1- 15 & 29; Apr 5 - 26; May 10 - 31 1 – 2 pm Dance Sampler Come dance to a mix of waltz, swing, tango and Scandinavian couples dancing. We will be dancing to recorded music. There is no formal teaching, but there may be some brief instruction of less well-known dances. No partner necessary. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (1D5) 2nd Thurs: Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 7 - 8:30 pm Line Dancing

els are welcome between 10 – 11 am. Instructor: Esther Haithcock Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2D8) Thursdays 9:30 – 11 am Tap Dancing Learn to tap dance with an experienced and friendly teacher. Join us to learn basic tap techniques, historical tap steps, and how to tap to all kinds of music! No previous dance experience is necessary. Tap dancing is a great way to have fun while exercising without putting stress on the body. Monthly Fee: $52 (First 4 Thursdays) Instructor: Rachel Kiel Seymour Center (1D9) Thursdays - Intermediate 4 - 5 pm Thursdays - 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

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.

Central Orange SC (2D10) Tuesdays - Beginners 9 – 10 am Tuesdays - Intermediate 10 – 11 am

Seymour Center (1D6) Mondays 1 – 3 pm

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

Line Dancing This class is for 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 (2D7) Mondays 3 - 4:30 pm Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 pm Line Dancing New! First 30 minutes of the class is for beginners and all lev-

Waltzing Practice

Seymour Center (1D11) 1st & 3rd Thurs: Mar 3, 17; Apr 7, 21; May 5, 19 7– 8:30 pm

INTEREST GROUPS Book Club We are a small, but lively group and welcome more. Contact the front desk 245-2015 for current

March - May 2011 book selections. 3rd Tues Tues, Mar 15 Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson Tues, Apr 19 Rescue, by Anita Shreve Tues, May 17 Good in Bed, by Jennifer Weiner

Central Orange SC (2G1) 2 – 3:30 pm Book Discussion Group

This group is always open to newcomers. Come join us! Mon, Mar 21 Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay Mon, Apr 18 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larssen Mon, May 16 Mao’s Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin

Seymour Center (1G2) 2 pm Hillsborough Leathercraft Guild

Are you interested in working with leather? Would you like to be part of a group that also enjoys all aspects of leather work? Then come join us for our new Leathercraft Guild.

Central Orange SC (2G3) Mon, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16 6:30 – 8:30 pm Inspirational Topics for Practical Living

Join us for this discussion series. Leader: Walter Faribault, Brenda Lassiter Central Orange SC (2G4) Tuesdays 10 – 11 am Issues of Faith

Back by popular demand! This time is set aside for those who enjoy gathering together for scriptures, songs and uplifting words of encouragement. Join our leader, Annie Cotton as she leads these inspirational discussions. Seymour Center (1G5) Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am Passage Meditation (Satsang)

“The Eight Point Program of Passage Meditation was developed by

March - May 2011 Ecknath Easwaran. The approach 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 the website, www.easwaran. org, for more information, or contact Linda at 968-8499, or Ann at 942-2844 Ongoing. Fee: FREE

Seymour Center (1G6) Sat, Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23; May 14, 28 9 – 10:30 am Pen Pal Program We are looking for those interested in corresponding with second graders attending Cameron Park Elementary School. If you are interested in becoming a Pen Pal contact Terry (245-2016) or Lisa (245-2026) for additional information. Central Orange SC (2G7)

Prime Time Players

The Prime Time Players is an acting troupe. Anyone interested in performing, singing, playing an instrument, dancing of being a master of ceremonies should contact Mary Anne Freedman at 967-5883, email, or leave your name at the Seymour Center’s front desk. Seymour Center (1G8) 2nd Mon, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9 3 – 5 pm Seymour Garden Group Join the Garden Team for spring projects that are sprouting. Lots of ways to help: take pictures, share your plants when you divide, design a “flower” piggy bank or plant flowers. Watch the bulletin board near the front desk. Check out our education events on pg 22. Call Vicki, 968-2056 Seymour Center (1G9) 1st Fri meet to plan and garden – Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 9:30 am – 12 noon Planting in the Garden: 3rd Fridays and following Mondays 9:30 am – 12 noon Sudoku Keep your brain sharp with this game that is sure to offer a challenge. If you

Senior Times have never tried Sudoku, or would like to learn tips to advance from the basic puzzle to the “evil” one, come join us for the afternoon. Sudoku game sheets provided; however you are welcome to bring some to share. Coach: Beverly Sanders Seymour Center (1G10) Thursdays 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: Corinne at 643-2087 (Central Orange), and Laura at 8700479 (Seymour Center) for more information. Fee: First visit is free. Seymour Center (1G11) Mondays 11 am – 12 noon Central Orange SC (2G12) Tuesdays (weigh-in 10:30 am in the Wellness Room) 11 am – 12 noon 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 (2G13) Thursdays 1 – 2 pm Seymour Center (1G14) Mondays 9-10 am Fridays 8:50 - 9:25 am 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, then call Terry at 245-2016 and join others who are interested in taking time out for a morning, afternoon, or evening of fun.

The group has previously published three other books, “Echoes” (l997), “A Generation Speaks” (2000), and “Challenges on the Home Front” (2005). Contact Nondice Ginther, 942-2137. Seymour Center (1G16) Tues, Mar 1, 15; Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17 2 – 4 pm Yoga Friends Join this senior-friendly yoga group led by Florence Garland, who has been “yogaing” for over 30 years. Florence was certified to teach but with her experience and age, she no longer pursues it. The group’s focus will be on breathing, concentration, awareness, and stretching. No floor work will be required. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC (2G17) Fridays 1 – 2 pm Resumes in Apr. Call the Central Orange Senior Center for more information at 245-2015 You Make Me Feel So Young - DVD Project directed by Steve Toll and Kathleen (Kacky) Hammon America has a rich musical history. As we grow and develop throughout our lives, music marks our major and minor moments. This program will highlight individuals in our senior community as they tell their stories and the group performs the songs. The stories will be placed into the larger context of American history for the last 100 years, with the aid of narration and images, as the group performs the songs. Steve Toll and Kathleen (Kacky) Hammon will be the directors and provide all the musical accompaniment, arranging, vocal coaching and audio production. The entire process will be videoed and edited to create a DVD to promote the Seymour Center.

Central Orange SC (2G15)

Seymour Center (1G18) Fri, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13 10 am -12 noon

Writers’ Discussion Group

75 Plus Club

This group published its fourth book, “Lest the Colors Fade”.We are always looking for new members, including experienced and beginner writers. We assist each other by offering helpful suggestions to improve our work.

This group discusses topics that are pertinent to this age group. Come with your own experience and opinions to help others in the group and in turn you will be supported as well. Our leader, Al Menlovitz, and all the

Page 27 other wonderful people in it make for a great time! Contact Jim Douglas, 968-2070, for more details. Seymour Center (1G19) 1st and 3rd Thurs, Mar 3, Mar 17, Apr 7, Apr 21, May 55, May 19 11 am – 12 noon


Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month. Guests are always welcome. Contact: Sylvia Hubbard, 929-5673 (smhubbard@ Tues, Mar 1 Program TBA Tues, Apr 5 Program TBA Tues, May 3 Program TBA Seymour Center (1OR1) Tues, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 7 pm 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: Seymour Center (1OR2) Thurs, Apr 21 8:30 – 10 am Chapel Hill Camera Club Contact: Charles Twine, President, 419-9091 Seymour Center (1OR3) Tues, Mar 8, 22; Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24 7 pm Chapel Hill Camera Club Digital Imaging Group Contact: Charles Twine, President, 419-9091 Seymour Center (1OR4) Tues, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 7 pm Golden Age Happy Circle Club Contact: Lula Alston, 967-5706 Seymour Center (1OR5) Tues, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10 10:30 am



Page 28 Jolly 79ers Club Newcomers are welcome. Central Orange SC (2OR6) Mon, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 10 – 11:30 am National Federation for the Blind of Orange County The National Federation for the Blind of Orange County is seeking members who are visually impaired and/or sighted who wish to participate. Our goal is to improve the livelihood of the blind through advocacy. For more information please contact Don or Carol Tickle, 643-2620.

Senior Times Seymour Center (1OR7) 2nd Tues, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10 2 – 4 pm

at 933-5436

Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association

Triangle Weavers Organization

Fri, Mar 25 Mark Geercken, Chapel Hill Police Dept Community Services Officer, “Springtime Scams and How to Avoid Them”

Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact: Sandy Lyles, 688-1497

Fri, Apr 22 No meeting – Holiday Fri, May 27 Sharon Andrews, Physical Therapist, University Physical Therapy, “Tried and True Ways to Reduce Stress in Our Lives” For more info contact: Walter Mack, President,

Orange County Senior Games Senior Games is a national yearround health promotion program for adults ages 55 +. Events are held locally with winners going to compete at the state level. 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 Cordinator, at 968-2080. The Recreation and Parks Departments of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Department on Aging are the local sponsors. Oange County 2011 Senior Games Athletic Events will be held Sat, April 16 – Wed, May 18. SilverArts will be held Mon, April 11 – Thurs, June 2. Come out and support your local athletes! We need participants and spectators at all our events!

Registration Information Registration forms have been 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

Seymour Center (1OR8) 11:00 am

Fri, Mar 4 Chromatic Fantasy Music, Mathematics and Magic in Doubleweave, a video presentation of Jennifer Moore’s work Thurs, Mar 24 History of Industrial Weaving in NC by Alan Donaldson

Athletic Events Dates and Locations mail. To get the “early bird” savings, applications must be received by Fri, March 11. The final registration deadline for both athletic events and SilverArts is Fri, April 1. For more information or opportunities to volunteer at any of the events, please call Corina Riley, Senior Games Coordinator, 968-2080. For information about SilverArts call Cydnee Sims, 969-3025.

SilverArts SilverArts will be a juried art show at the Seymour Center from Mon, April 11 – Thurs, June 2. People interested in entering a piece should complete the Senior Games SilverArts form in the registration packet. Artists, or their representative, must deliver work to the Seymour Center on Tues, April 5 from 9am – 12 noon. The show will open on Mon, April 11 at 3 pm. Please join us for the SilverArts Opening and Reception. The show will remain open until Thurs, June 2. All artwork must be picked up on Fri, June 3 between 1- 4 pm. For more information, call Cydnee Sims at 969-3025.

Sat, Apr 16 Track & Field: 8 am – Cedar Ridge Hish School (Rain Date: Sat, Apr 30) Cycling: 1 pm – Track (Rain Date: Sat, Apr 30) Mon, Apr 18 Racquetball: 9 am Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA Billiards: 10 am – Seymour Center, Chapel Hill Wed, Apr 20 Badminton: 9:30 am – Central Recreation Center Horseshoes: 1:30 pm Anderson Park, Carrboro. (Rain Date: Apr 27) Tues, Apr 26 (Rain Date: Tues, May 3) Golf: 10 am - Occoneechee Golf Course, Hillsborough. Bocce Ball: 9:30 am Singles and Mixed Doubles. Chapel Hill Community Center, Plant Rd. (Rain date: Wed. Apr 27) Wed. Apr. 27 (Rain Date: May 4) Tennis Mixed Doubles: 9 am – Ephesus Park Courts, Chapel Hill (Rain Date: Wed, May 4) Thurs, Apr 28 Table Tennis: 1:30 pm - Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, Chapel Hill

March - May 2011 Thurs, Apr 28 Table Linens by Members of Triangle Weavers Thurs, May 26 Textiles Today (non-woven) by Julie Wiloughby Seymour Center (1OR9) 6:30 - 9 pm

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 Older Americans Croquet: 9 am - Carol Woods Retirement Center, Chapel Hill. (Rain Date: Thurs, May 5) Tennis Doubles: 9 am – Ephesus Park Courts, Chapel Hill (Rain Date: Thurs, May 5) Fri, Apr 29 Basketball: 9 am - Hargraves Center - Northside Gym, Chapel Hill Shuffleboard: 1 pm Hargraves Center Northside Gym, Chapel Hill Tennis Singles: 9 am – Ephesus Park Courts, Chapel Hill. (Rain Date: Fri, May 6) Mon, May 2 Bowling Singles: 1 pm – AMF Lanes, Durham Bowling Mixed Doubles: 2:30 – AMF Lane, Durham Tues, May 3 Swimming: 9 am -. Triangle SportsPlex, Hillsborough Wed, May 4 Archery: 9 am – Central Recreation Center (Rain Date: Fri, May 6) Bowling Doubles: 1 pm AMF Lanes, Durham Wed, May 18 Awards Celebration Reception: 4:30 pm - Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, Chapel Hill **Pre-registration required for Senior Games participants and their guests.**

March - May 2011 Act, as well as the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, the Orange County Department, and the United Way. Although there isn’t a charge for the meals, donations are an important part of the program and contributions are voluntary and confidential. For people under age 60, the cost of the meal is $5. We are enjoying our caterer, Nantucket Café, which is well known locally for its great food. All of the meals meet the requirements for people on low salt diets. Make a reservation to come eat lunch with us by calling either Center the week before you wish to eat lunch. Reservations will be accepted based on availability. On the day that you arrive for lunch, please stop by the desk between 10 am – 12 noon to get your lunch ticket. Tuesday 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. Tues, Mar 8 & 22; Apr 5 & 19; May 3 & 17

Central Orange SC (2SL1)

Mélange Fridays at the Seymour Center

Join us for special programs on Mélange Fridays. All programs will be held in the theater prior to lunch, unless otherwise noted. What’s Happening Next Month will be announced during lunch.

Senior Times Apr 22 Closed Apr 29 Fellowship Lunch May 6 What’s Happening Next Month at Seymour! May 13 NC Senior Games - Senior Follies Show May 20 Fellowship Lunch May 27 Older American Month Salute Seymour Center (1SL2) Last Tuesdays at the Central Orange Senior Center Programs will take place at 11:15 am in the Ballroom, followed by lunch at 12 noon. Don’t forget to call 245-2015 to register one week before, if you would like to join us for lunch. Reservations will be accepted based on availability. Central Orange SC (2SL3) Mar 29 C-Notes Mini Recital Apr 26 TBA


in one or two of your favorite DVDs that you’d like shown for 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 1:15 pm on Fridays. If you’d like lunch before hand, call 245-2015 before noon on Thursday to make a reservation. Movie descriptions are available at the Center. Mar 4 Hidalgo Mar 11 March Madness Basketball-ACC Tournament Mar 18 Philadelphia Mar 25 The Nanny Diaries Apr 1

The Astronaut Farmer

Apr 8

Shall We Dance

Apr 15 Stranger than Fiction Apr 22 Center Closed

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 Mon, Feb 28. To register, call the Central Orange Senior Center at 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 prior to scheduled departure so the bus can be loaded and ready to leave on schedule.

The movies, with popcorn, start at 1 pm on Tuesdays. If you’d like lunch before then, call 968-2070 the previous week to make a reservation. Movie descriptions are available at the Center.

Apr 29 Miss Congeniality 2

Mar 1 Young at Heart Mar 8 Royal Wedding

Central Orange SC (2M2) Fridays 1:15 pm

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.

Mar 15 Henry Poole is Here

Western Series

Tues, Mar 15

Mar 29 The Rat Pack

Travel back to the Wild West for our series with western heroes like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and John Wayne. We’ll even provide the popcorn!

That’s Entertainment

Mar 4 What’s Happening Next Month at Seymour!

Apr 5

Mar 10 Senior Games

Apr 19 Cabaret

Mar 18 St Patrick’s Day with Staff

Apr 26 South Pacific

Apr 12 Oklahoma

Mar 25 Fellowship Lunch

May 3 The Counte of Monte Cristo

Apr 1

What’s Happening Next Month at Seymour!

May 10 Funny Face

Apr 8

Senior Games

Apr 15 Joan Black from TACSI Assistance Systems will demonstrate some assistive listening devices

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May 17 The Italian May 24 Breakfast at Tiffany’s May 31 The Seven Year Itch Seymour Center (1M1) Tuesdays

1 pm

DVDs: We are collecting DVDs at the Seymour Center. Please bring

May 6 The Sixth Sense May 13 Scoop May 20 Frequency May 27 Love of the Game

Central Orange SC (2M3) Fridays 10 am

SENIORS ON THE ROAD Do you have any travel ideas? Call Cydnee Sims, 969-3025, with your suggestions for long day and overnight trips, and Terry Colville, 245-2016, for short day trips.

(T1) NEW Tanger Outlet Mall Mebane Come explore this brand new outlet mall in Mebane - our own backyard! We will stop for lunch on your own to make the day complete. Fee: $15 (transportation) due at time of registration. Central Orange SC 9 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center 9:30 am – 4 pm Fri, Mar 25

(T2) Nasher Museum of Art: Jazz Greats (1957 – 1965) Photography and Music Famous Look magazine photographer, W Eugene Smith, gives us a rare glimpse of famous jazz musicians from his NYC loft. Addi-

Page 30 tional exhibit celebrates the 5th anniversary of this beautiful museum. Lunch is available in the Museum’s Café. Fee: $18 (transportation, museum entrance and tour).

songs. We’ll hear favorites such as: Blue Moon, My Funny Valentine, The Lady Is a Tramp, and many more. Before the play we’ll have lunch at the Golden Corral.

Central Orange SC 9 am – 3:30 pm

Seymour Center 10:30 am – 5 pm

Seymour Center 9:30 am – 3 pm Fri, Apr 8

Central Orange SC 10 am – 5:30 pm

Tues, May 17

Central Orange SC 9 am – 4:30 pm

(T7) Farmer’s Market – Raleigh Spend the day having a relaxing trip to the State Farmers Market for shopping and eating. Even in hot weather there is a breeze under the pavilion where NC produce and plants are sold. Lunch is on your own in one of the restaurants or sandwich stands. Fee: $15 (transportation)

Seymour Center 9:30 am – 4 pm

Central Orange SC 9 am – 4 pm

(T3) Southern Women’s Show Raleigh: This Women’s Show focuses on fashion, food, fitness and health, business and education, travel and leisure, home décor and accessories – plus much more! Fee: $22 includes transportation

Thus, Apr 14 (T4) Big Bloomers Garden Center - Sanford: This is our annual foray to purchase a wide variety of quality, reasonably priced, annuals, perennials and yard art. There will be plenty of time to shop. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or join others at a small café close to the gardens. Central Orange SC 9 am – 4 pm Seymour Center 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Senior Times

Seymour Center 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Fri, May 26 (T8) Seagrove Pottery Tour We begin our tour at the NC Pottery Center for an overview of the rich variety of local Seagrove pottery. We will visit a selection of the artists, scattered through the country side and eat lunch at a local restaurant. Fee: $15 for transportation at time of registration. $2 will be collected on the bus for the Pottery Center’s entrance fee.

Fri, Apr 29

Central Orange SC 8 am – 5:30 pm

(T5) North Carolina Symphony - Raleigh Join us for a program of “Shakespeare in Music”, conducted by Music Director Grant Llewellyn. Selections by Berlioz, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Delius will be performed. Late lunch will follow the concert. Fee: $28 (ticket and transportation) at time of registration.

Seymour Center 8:30 am – 5 pm

Central Orange SC 9:30 am - 4 pm Seymour Center 10 am – 3:30 pm Thurs, May 12 (T6) Temple Theatre – Sanford The Temple Theatre presents “Beguiled Again.” Spend the afternoon being entertained by the sounds of Rodgers and Hart as we enjoy nearly 50 of their

SATURDAY GETAWAYS & EXTENDED TRIPS Please contact Cydnee Sims at 969-3025 to register, or for more information – including deposits and final payment dates, payment arrangements, cancellations, travel insurance, travel agents’ policies, or any other questions. 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 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 prior to the trip date. Sat, Mar 19 (T9) Pamplin Historical Park Tour, and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier Pamplin Historical Park will offer insight into the life of the common Civil War Soldier, antebellum Southern life and the effect of the Civil War on civilians, as well as the events surrounding the climactic battle of the Petersburg Campaign on April 2, 1865. This tour to Petersburg, VA, includes 4 historic homes, 3 museum exhibits, demonstrations at the Park’s recreated Military Encampment, and a tour of the Breakthrough Battlefield. We will also visit the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier prior to the guided tour. A box lunch is included. Gratuity for driver is not included (recommended: $3 - $5 per person). We need 25 people for this trip to take place. Fee: $70 at time of registration. Seymour Center 8 am - 7 pm Central Orange SC 8:30 am – 7:30 pm Fri, June 10 - Sun, Jun 17 (T10) West Virginia Railroading: Travel with us to Elkins, WV, for a memorable railroad adventure. Enjoy “American Music Through the Ages” at the American Mountain Theater then board the oneof-a-kind Cheat Mountain Salamander to the High Falls of the Cheat River. The train will take us for a 21-mile ride deep into the heart of the wilderness. Here black bears, bobcats, deer and other exotic wildlife are seen regularly. Lunch is included aboard the train. The Salamander was built specifically for the sharp turns of this mountain logging line. It travels mountain crests and high valleys for two hours before arriving at the outpost of Cheat Bridge. Here we board the Durbin Rocket, a steam locomotive pulling an open-air viewing car and two cabooses on a ten

March - May 2011

mile ride beside the Greenbrier River. We’ll also have a chance to shop in Durbin’s unique Rail & Trail Store. We will have a nice dinner at the Railyard Restaurant. After dinner we return to the American Mountain Theatre for an evening variety show. You will truly love the variety of music featuring contemporary and classic Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Pop and Gospel. On our day of departure we will take a ride on the Highland Scenic Highway, a beautiful corridor through the Monongahela National Forest. We’ll make a picture stop at Cranberry Glades, then continue to the historic town of Lewisburg. This is a quaint town with 18th and 19th century buildings, antiques, specialty shops and galleries. After our visit in Lewisburg, we will head for home with many fond memories. Tour includes: accommodations, transportation, all admissions, 2 continental breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners. Gratuities for the driver (recommended $3 - $5 per person per day) and tour director (recommended $2 - $4 per person, per day) are not included. Fee: $539 per person for a double, and $639 per person for a single. Checks should be made payable to Christian Tours, but mailed to the attention of Cydnee Sims at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Seymour Center 7 am – Return 7 pm Central Orange SC 7:30 am – Return 6:30 pm Sat, Apr 30

(T11) Mt Olive Pickle Festival A tour for the pickle lover at heart! Join us as we run off to Mount Olive, NC to the 25th Annual Pickle Festival. This year’s festival is going to be quite special since it will be a milestone in itself, 25 years! There will be a variety of vendors, antique cars, pickle art- work, musical entertainers, and much more! Also,

March - May 2011 like no other festival, this Pickle Festival collects canned food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. If you would like to participate in their effort, bring along a canned good to share. Lunch is on your own and can be purchased from various festival vendors. Gratuity for driver is not included (recommended: $2 - $3 per person). We need 25 people for this trip to take place (30 people is the max). Fee: $30 at time of registration. Seymour Center 8 am – 5: 30 pm Central Orange SC 8:30 am – 5 pm

Sat, May 21 (T12) Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park is designed to give visitors an unforgettable up-close experience with over 1,500 ducks, geese, swans, and other exotic birds from around the world. This 18acre facility features large, walkthrough aviaries displaying birds from South and North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Tranquil gardens and lush natural areas enhance the beauty of the birds on exhibit. Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, not only seeks to entertain and engage visitors, but to inspire and educate them about the importance of waterfowl, wildlife and wetland conservation. The Park’s newest attractions, including the Bird’s Nest Tree house and Beaver Pond Blind, showcase the fascinating world of Eastern NC’s native animals and plants, and their habitats. Join us for this fabulous getaway and don’t forget to bring your camera. Lunch (turkey sub, chips, drink and dessert) is included. Gratuity for driver is not included (recommended: $2 $3 per person). We need 25 people for this trip to take place (30 people is the max). Fee: $45 at time of registration. Seymour Center 8 am – 5 pm Central Orange SC 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Senior Times Thurs, Oct 13 – Mon, Oct 24 (T13) France Magnifique featuring Wine Tasting and Train Journey Due to tour availability we have a new tour date and lower rate from the initial advertisement. Enjoy the best of France including Paris and the French Countryside - with a tour of Paris and a cruise along the River Seine, 2 special dinners (one at the Paris Latin, Paris’s oldest cabaret theatre, and the other at the Eiffel Tower), the Arc de Triomphe, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome, Champs Elysees, Normandy Coast, Memorial Peace Museum, the Military Beach on Omaha Beach, Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Memorial, Utah Beach, Loire Valley, Chateau de Chenonceaux, tour of Chateau du Clos Luce (where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last 3 years), picturesque Amboise, a well known winery in Vouvray, train ride to Avignon, Provence, and a walking tour “In the footsteps of Cezanne”. Learn the secrets of perfume making in Grasse, St Paul de Vence, a 16th century walled town overlooking the Mediterranean, Nice, where you will see the Place Massena, the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais, and Monaco - where you will tour the famous Casino of Monte Carlo, the 13th century Prince’s Palace, and the Cathedral of Monaco where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried. The tour will include air, accommodations, ground transportation, baggage handling from hotels, airport to hotel transfers, all attractions, 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners, and a tour manager. Optional travel Insurance is available. Cost: $4,549 per person double occupancy, $5,349 per single occupancy. Join us for an encore presentation on Wed, Mar 2, at 2pm.

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Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department Programs

enjoy lunch at the Old English Tea Room and Gift Shop. Bring money for lunch. Fee: $8 Thurs, Apr 7 9:30 am – 4 pm

The following programs are sponsored by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department. To register, call 918-7364. Unless otherwise noted, trips will leave from the Carrboro Town Hall parking lot, and programs will be held at the Century Center in Carrboro.


BINGO Bring a friend, or just come join all the fun. You may win a prize. Try your luck, sharpen your mind, and enjoy an afternoon snack while you play 10 bingo games. Limited space. Fee: FREE Wed, Mar 2; Fri, Apr 1; Thurs, May 5 2 – 3 pm YOGA - GENTLE New to Yoga, or kind of rusty at movement? This gentle yoga class will help you learn the basic movements for better balance, stronger bones and muscles, as well as better mental clarity. Class includes gentle stretches, breathing, relaxation, and simple movements to increase the major joints’ range of motion. With its emphasis on slow, gentle, and therapeutic movements, it’s perfect for beginners as well as people with minor injuries. Fee: $39 Wed, Mar 23 – May 4 9 – 10 am SEAGROVE POTTERY TRIP Come experience Seagrove one of the most famous places in NC to see and purchase pottery. See the hand-sculpted, wheel-thrown pottery of local potters, as well as traditional and contemporary designs. We will enjoy a delicious country lunch at Jugtown Cafe (Dutch treat), which is known for its tasty deserts. Fee: $10 Tues, Mar 15 10 am – 5 pm WAKE FOREST COTTON CO, AND OLD ENGLISH TEA ROOM Explore Historic Downtown Wake Forest Cotton Co, which is known for its unique retail shops and artists’ studios. Afterwards, we will

Let’s go visit the one-stop shopping garden store and greenhouse located in central NC. It has one of the largest selections of perennials, herbs and annuals in the southeast US. Bring money for lunch. Fee: $8 Mon, May 16 9:30 am – 2 pm HEMLOCK BLUFFS HIKE

Join us for a 1.2 mi hike through the beautiful and unique habitats of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, home to the only naturally occurring Hemlock population in eastern NC. We will explore the Chestnut Oak trail keeping a sharp eye out for birds and other wildlife. The trail’s terrain is of moderate difficulty. Bring binoculars, field guides and water. Fee: $4 Thurs, Mar 10 8:30 am - 12:30 pm JORDAN LAKE’S EDUCATIONAL FOREST

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we walk the peaceful trails of Jordan Lake’s Educational Forest. Among the species, this forest is home to birds of prey, songbirds and deer. There is a picnic area, so feel free to bring something to eat as well as binoculars, field guides and water. Fee: $4 Thurs, Apr 14 8:30 am - 12:30 pm ENO RIVER VISIT

Explore the Cole Mill trail at Eno River State Park! This easy 1.2 mi hike has a short incline and some uneven footing. We will get to know some of the common trees in a NC forest, and hopefully see and hear birds that call this forest home. Scenic laurel covered bluffs dominate the opposite riverbank. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them! Fee: $4 Thurs, May 12 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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. RSVPindex.asp

ROBERT AND PEARL SEYMOUR CENTER 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • 968-2070 New hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am - 5 pm; Tues and Thurs 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, 968-2058

Judy Mathias, Senior Education Corps

Corina Riley, Program Asst. Manager, 968-2080

Caroline Wood, Administrative Assistant

Jerri Gale, Front Desk Manager, 968-2070

Call 968-2054 or Email:

Myra Austin, Wellness Coordinator, 968-2073, e-mail:

A service of Orange County Dept on Aging, The Corp for National & Community Service, National Senior Service Corps with local support from the Towns of Carrboro & Chapel Hill.

Janice Tyler, Interim Director of Aging, 968-2071, e-mail:

Cydnee Sims, Center Operations Manager, 969-3025, e-mail: TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE SEYMOUR CENTER, CALL 968-2070.

Are you experiencing an Aging Transition? Orange County Department on Aging/Aging Transitions Division is designed to provide consultations, counseling, and services to seniors and their families as they face changing health needs, relocations, widowhood, and other age-related issues. Latonya Brown, MHSA, Aging Resource & Benefits Specialist Carolyn Jefferson, RN, BSN, Dementia Outreach Coordinator Marie Watlington, RN, BSN, Service Coordinator, Manley Estates

CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER 103 Meadowland Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278 • 245-2015 Monday and Thursday 8 am - 9 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 am – 5 pm Managed by Orange County Department on Aging with support from the Friends of the Senior Center for Central Orange Dawn Smith, Facility Manager, 245-2021 Lisa Berley, Front Desk Manager, 245-2015 Terry Colville, Center Operations Manager, 245-2016, e-mail: Myra Austin, Wellness Program, 968-2073, e-mail: Janice Tyler, Interim Director of Aging, 968-2071, e-mail: TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE SENIOR CENTER, CALL 245-2015.

Vibeke Talley, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist & Care Manager

All Senior Centers will be closed for the Holidays on the following dates: Friday, April 22 and Monday, May 30.

Pam Tillett, MSW, Geriatric Social Worker & Care Manager

OC Web page:

Call 968-2087 and Talk to a Professional

Senior Times on-line: Click on link on the left side of the Dept. on Aging Home page. To join the bi-monthly listserv, email and request to join the list. This is a great way to stay up-to-date on what is happening at the Centers.

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