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News and Activities for Orange County’s Older Adults

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SENIOR CENTERS Aging Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9, 40 Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-24 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-32 Bridge & Other Games . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Carrboro Senior Programming . . . . . . . . . 38 Dance, Music & Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34 Educational Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . 26-28

Interest Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Language Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26 Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Notes from the Director & Editor. . . . . . . . . 2 Orange County Senior Games . . . . . . . . . 39 Organizations & Club Meetings. . . . . . . . . 35 Pottery Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

RSVP Volunteer Opportunities . . . . . . 10-11 Senior Times NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Seymour Technology Center . . . . . . . . 19-21 Seniors on the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-38 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Support Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 Wellness Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19

Visit us at www.orangecountync.gov/aging To join the bi-monthly listserv, email maustin@orangecountync.gov 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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2014 is almost here! Have you accomplished your goals from last year? We, here at the Department on Aging, have had a very successful year in accomplishing our goal of making Orange County a great place to live and age well. The Master Aging Plan is our roadmap to the future. As I mentioned in last issue’s column our g n Agi r e t s new year started on July 1. We have a M and e 50 strategies that we are working t a d on this year and at the end of the Plan Up first quarter we, in collaboration with other county departments and community agencies, have started working on almost half of them. As we go to print we are interviewing for a full-time Mobility Manager to help older adults with available transportation resources and to develop avenues to fill transportation gaps throughout the county. Our Aging in Community housing series has been very successful and has brought forward many ideas of how we might do housing differently in the future in our community. As 2014 approaches we are working with our UNC School of Public Health Capstone team to put the finishing touches on Project EngAGE, our senior leadership training that kicks-off in January. If you are interested in being a part of this inaugural class please give me a call. And finally we have been working on implementing the communication plan that our Capstone Team from last year created. In the next issue of Senior Times we will unveil a new department logo and if everything goes according to plan we will be launching a new website and Facebook page. And this is just a sampling of our many projects! As always, I love hearing from you and sharing new ideas. I hope that you will get involved with our department and I look forward to seeing you at one of the Senior Centers.

FROM THE , OR T C E R I D

The flurry of activities that comes with the approaching holidays also abounds at our two senior centers – Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough and Seymour Center, Chapel Hill - each and every day. If you are looking for something interesting to do, check out all the programs and classes available. There is something new and different in almost every section of the paper. A couple annual events are currently taking place with the Medicare Prescription Drug Open Enrollment sign-up date (see page 12) and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance-VITA Program under the RSVP Volunteer Opportunities section. Come see the Seymour Center Wellness Center with its new “facelift” and inquire about joining with a special incentive. If you’d like to talk with someone about services or age-related issues, call the Aging Transitions Help Line at 919-968-2087. I hope to see you “flurrying” around the Senior Centers at one or more of our many activities. Remember, it’s warm in the senior centers even though the weather outside may be “frightful”!

FROM THE EDITOR

Sincerely, Myra Austin, Senior Times Managing Editor Senior Centers Administrator, Orange County Department on Aging maustin@orangecountync.gov

Sincerely, Janice Tyler Director, Orange County Department on Aging, jtyler@orangecountync.gov

Be Safe Be Prepared - Are You Ready for Inclement Weather? Want a Warning Call ahead of a Storm? Sign up for CodeRED. Orange County Emergency Management Services (EMS) can now send a telephone message to all county residents with a land-phone to warn them of upcoming storms and to tell them where to go in an emergency. To be sure that you will receive CodeRED alerts, sign up on the www.readyorange.org website or call EMS at 919-245-6100. Are You Eligible for the Special Needs Registry to Get Help in an Emergency? Are you concerned about where to go if the power goes out for several days, or if there were damage to your home? If you worry about these things - don’t wait until the last minute to get help. You may be eligible for the Special Needs Registry. People on the list will be contacted in the event of an emergency, and if needed, helped to get to a special needs shelter. Call the Aging Transitions Help Line at 919-968-2087 - or come to the Seymour Center or the Central Orange Senior Center for more information, and to find out if you’re eligible to get on the Special Needs Registry. Be Smart – Don’t Be Left Unprepared! To find out if the Seymour Center and the Central Orange Senior Center will be open after a storm - call the front desk after 8 am. Central Orange Senior Center: 919-245-2015 Seymour Center: 919-968-2070

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You’ll Want to Know Inclement Weather: Are the Senior Centers Open? Is my class meeting? Call the front desk of the Senior Centers for more information. If we are closed or have a delayed opening you will hear a special message. Registration for Programs Required You should register for programs and classes in advance. Classes may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached. On-line Registration and Credit Card Payments Accepted On-line registration is available for some of our programs through our website, www.orangecountync. gov/aging, in addition to being able to do it in person or on the phone. Payments may be made using a credit card at either of our Senior Centers’ front desks or when registering on-line. You are officially registered once the specific program fees have been paid. Join the Senior Centers’ Email List To add your address to the list, e-mail Myra Austin at maustin@orangecountync.gov. Information is sent out approximately every two weeks. Senior Times is on the Web For 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 Department on Aging’s Home page. You will need Adobe Flashplayer 9. Check Out Our Senior Page in the Chapel Hill Herald Newspaper Just a reminder, we have a senior page in the Chapel Hill Herald on Sundays which gives information on some of the events for the upcoming month. Look for it on Sun, Dec 29 and Jan 26.


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Come to a Senior Center for “One Stop Shopping” Social workers at both the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center can help seniors, and disabled people, apply for a variety of financial aid services - such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly Food Stamps), Energy Assistance, and Medicaid – and perhaps a free cell phone. They can also help people complete an application to reduce their Orange County real estate taxes. Our Aging Transition social workers are able to discuss your questions and concerns about these programs in a confidential setting, and to complete the required paper work. This is called, “One-Stop Shopping”. You go to the senior centers for programs, meals, exercises, classes, fellowship, trips, etc – and you can apply for special assistance, too! To find out if you qualify for any of these programs, call the Aging Transitions Help Line at 919-968-2087, Mon - Fri, 9 am – 4 pm to make an appointment.

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Do You Fit Your Car, or Does Your CARFIT You? CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on Aging, and developed in collaboration with AARP, AAA, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The goals of the communitybased program are three-fold: 1) Help drivers improve the “fit” of their vehicles for safety and comfort. 2) Promote conversations about driving safety and the continued need for mobility options to keep people participating in the life of their communities. 3) Link adults with relevant, local resources that can help ensure they drive safely longer. CarFit uses a trained team, including occupational therapy practitioners, to assist drivers with items such as: determining a clear line of sight over the steering wheel, maintaining adequate space between the front air bag and steering wheel, determining proper seat belt fit and use, and maximizing mirror positions. Please call the Central Orange Senior Center to reserve a specific time to come for the session. 919-245-2015 Presenters: Jenny Womack MS OTR/L and guest CarFit technicians Fee: FREE Central Orange Senior Center (rear parking lot) Fri., Feb 14 (215000-02) 9 am – 12 noon

Inclement Weather: Are the Senior Centers Open? Is my class meeting?

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In Praise of Age TV Show

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In Praise of Age is a weekly awardwinning television production dedicated to informing and entertaining older adults on aging issues. All half-hour shows are sponsored by the Department on Aging, UNC Health Care, Carol Woods Retirement Community, the Friends of both the Seymour Center and the Central Orange Senior Center. In Praise of Age is produced by Jerry Passmore. Show times: Every Saturday at 7:30 pm on Time Warner Cable TV, Channel 8 in Chapel Hill, Channel 4 in Carrboro, and Channel 18 in the Durham area. The program is replayed every Monday at 10:30 am at the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center, or on Tuesday if Monday is a holiday. Dec 7: “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program” - Kathy Porter, Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with the Department on Aging, along with Mike Cotter, tax assistance volunteer, update us on the free tax service offered by trained older adults. They review the history of the program and share information on how citizens can receive tax help as well as how they can become a volunteer tax preparer. (Original broadcast: Dec 2012) Dec 14: “Fashion Savvy Holiday”- Enjoy the senior holiday fashion show held at the Seymour Center in December 2012 sponsored by the Friends of Seymour Center, Stein Mart and New Goloka Boutique in Hillsborough. Dec 21: “Show of Shows: Part 2” – The Prime Time Players present the second half of a variety show held at the Seymour Center in May, 2013, featuring singing, dancing, comic sketches along with a short play, illustrating the fact that you are never to old to perform.

Dec 28: “Town Treasures 2013 Honored”Enjoy this year’s ceremony and reception held at the Seymour Center on October 23 that honored outstanding older adults who are “treasures” for their major life time contributions to the Chapel Hill - Carrboro communities. Jan 4: ”The Not So Big Community: Part 1”- Sarah Susanka, acclaimed architect and author, shares her perspective on aging in community by advocating the integration of home, community and self in making room for what really matters in your older life. Her presentation was held Sept 17 in Chapel Hill as part of the Aging in Community lecture and discussion series hosted by Orange County Dept on Aging, Charles House and Second Journey with sponsorship by Carol Woods and Carolina Meadows. Jan 11: “The Not So Big Community: Part 2” - Sarah Susanka, continues her presentation held on September 17 in Chapel Hill sharing her perspective on aging in community. Jan 18: “The Shared Housing Option”Marianne Kilkenny and Linda Williams, cofounder Women for Living in Community, share their passion for promoting community and alternative housing options including the shared housing option. Presentation was held Oct 15 in Hillsborough as part of the Aging in Community lecture and discussion series. Jan 25: “Lessons of an Accidental Developer” - Dene Peterson, founder and developer of ElderSpirit Community in Abingdon, Va, shares her experiences in establishing one of the first elder cohousing projects in the US. The residents own or rent their own homes;: share common core values and spaces to eat, meet, and meditate; and engage in service as well as support through illness, disability

Live alone? Worried That No One May Know if You Fall or Become Ill? Did you know that the Department on Aging has a free Telephone Reassurance Program? Trained Volunteers make friendly calls every morning, Monday through Friday. If no one answers the phone, it is quickly followed up by the Aging Transitions staff. Falls in the night can be discovered within hours, or help can be sent to the home in time of need. You can rest assured at night. If interested in receiving Telephone Reassurance calls, please contact the Aging Transitions at 919-968-2087. Calls are free and confidential.

and death. Presentation was held Nov 19 in Hillsborough as part of the Aging in Community lecture and discussion series Feb 1: “The Freedom Train”- Enjoy the ride with song, dance and story about the history of African-Americans during the month of February devoted to better understanding African-American history. Production was held Feb 27, 2013 at the Seymour Center under the direction of Irving Truitt and videography of Sheldon Becker. Feb 8: “Love and Relationships in Later Life” - Dr Sol Gordon shares his clinical and personal insights about love in later life, along with his book, Another Chance at Love. Hosted by Jerry Passmore, former director, Orange County Dept. on Aging (Originally shown May, 2005) Feb 15: “Valentine Farewell Revue, Part I,” featuring the Prime Time Players who bid goodbye in Feb, 2007 to the rented Chapel Hill Senior Center (1991-2007) in song, dance, poetry, and drama as it moved to the new county-owned Seymour Center in May 2007. (Originally shown Aug, 2007) Feb 22: “Boosting Brain Power: The Role of Novelty, Humor and Variety in Memory”- Katherine Leith, host, talks to Dr Charleen Swansea, President of Brain Gyms, who explores three dimensions of improving mental function. (Originally shown Oct 12, 2002)

Caregivers’ Support Meet with other caregivers to share experiences, learn new skills, and to get answers to questions about dementia and other long-term disabilities. Group is open, friendly and informal and led by Pam Tillett, MSW. Reservations are not required. Supervised activities will be available for caregivers’ loved ones during group time with a reservation 24 hrs in advance. For information and reservations, call 919-968-2087. To speak with Pam Tillett directly, call 919245-4278. Central Orange SC (255005-1) 1st Tues: Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 12 4 – 5:30 pm

Seymour Center (352754) 2nd Tues: Dec 10; Jan 14; Feb 19 4 - 5 pm


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Friends of the Senior Centers Central Orange Friends

Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center

ARTISAN FAIR Enjoy holiday music as you shop for those unique and special gifts at the second annual craft fair. If you would like to be a vendor at this craft fair please call Terry at 919-245-2016. Concessions will be available. Central Orange SC Sat, Nov 23 (213022-01) 9 am – 3 pm

Here are some fundraising events planned for the future. Put them on your calendar – and come!

BAHAMA CRUISE FROM CHARLESTON Trip Date: Mar 30 – Apr 4, 2014 – See Other Trips under the Seniors on the Road section for more details. • Inside Cabin: $650.00 per person; • Outside Cabin: $695.00 per person Take a low cost leisurely Bahamas Cruise from Charleston, S.C. escorted by Jerry Passmore and other Friends’ of Central Orange members. The Carnival Fantasy will take you on a 5-night cruise to beautiful Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. An unbelievable onboard experience -- including: Total Choice Dining, a wide variety of entertainment options, a friendly Casino and Spa Carnival -- await you aboard the Fantasy. Total Cost includes round trip charter bus service to Charleston, driver gratuity, baggage handling, and cruise. (Ship staff gratuities/shore excursions are not included.) Book now, as space is limited and deposit is due by Nov 22! HAWAII BY LAND & SEA Trip date: Aug. 21-31, 2014 – See “Other Trips” under the Seniors on the Road section for more details. Experience It! The Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center invite you aboard The Pride of America for a 7-night cruise, with three more days on the island of Honolulu, Oahu. While in port you can explore the islands of Kauai, Maui and the big island of Hawaii with stops in Hilo and Kona. To receive a brochure of the trip’s full description, contact the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowland Drive, Hillsborough, N.C., 27278 or for more information, contact Jerry Passmore, Friends Trip Coordinator, 919-423-1555. DINNER THEATER – STEEL MAGNOLIAS The Friends of Central Orange will present Steel Magnolias performed by the Orange Community Players. Orange Community Players (OCP) will launch their 2014 season with a production of Steel Magnolias February 13 - 16 at the Central Orange Senior Center. Audiences will have a choice of attending a traditional production with the Thursday night preview show at 7:30 pm, a Valentine’s Dinner Theater production on Friday or Saturday night beginning at 6:30 pm, or a special dessert matinee on Sunday at 2 pm Ticket prices are $15 for the Thursday preview, $35 for the dinner show on Friday and Saturday, and $20 for Sunday’s dessert matinee. Tickets may be purchased at Central Orange Senior Center or through the OCP website at www.ocpnc.com. Gift certificates are available for holiday purchase. This is a great gift to give especially for that “hard to buy” for person. . Central Orange SC (213014) Thurs, Feb 13 (Tickets $15) Play only 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 14 (Tickets $35) Dinner and Play 6:30 pm Sat, Feb 15 (Tickets $35) Dinner and Play 6:30 pm Sun, Feb 16 (Tickets $20) Dessert Matinee 2 pm MONTHLY MEETINGS Friends of Central Orange Senior Center hold their regular meetings the 3rd Monday of the month, 9:30 - 11 am at the Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough. If you are interested in attending, please call the Senior Center, 919-245-2015 to make sure the meeting is being held. WEBSITE FOR FRIENDS OF CENTRAL www.friendsofcosc.net or friendsofcosc.com

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GLITZ, GALMOUR & GATSBY GALA Get a ticket for this “over the top” Gala. Put on your dancing shoes and come prepared to have lots of fun. The food and wine, entertainment, dancing, decorations, silent auction, etc will be a delight as we “step back” into the Roaring Twenties. There will even be some old cars from that period! (see Special Events page for more information). Tickets are available at both Senior Centers’ front desks. This is a joint fundraising event with RSVP. Tickets: $40 for one and $75 for two. Seymour Center Sat, Nov 16 7 – 11 pm PEARL SEYMOUR CELEBRATION CONCERT Presented by Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in conjunction with the Orange County Department on Aging, the concert will honor Pearl Seymour’s love of music and the diversity of musical talent within our community. This Celebration Concert will feature numerous musical talents and a reception including heavy hors d’oeuvres. All the proceeds will benefit the programs and services for older adults at the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. Fee: FREE Seymour Center Sat, Jan 25 3 pm COSTUME JEWELRY SALE Come to the Seymour Center’s Arts and Crafts Marketplace on Sat, Dec 21 from 10 am – 2 pm to find that “special something”. Costume jewelry may be donated at the Seymour Center’s front desk to be sold at the Arts and Crafts Marketplace. Your donation is tax deductible and will benefit the Friends of the Seymour Center. Come to this special event co-sponsored with the Seymour Center’s Program Advisory Committee and do some holiday shopping. You might even find something to “give” yourself! Seymour Center Dec 21 10 am – 2 pm ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES & IRELAND TRIP Trip date: Sept 19, 2014 Deadline for early booking bonus: April 1, 2014 Presented by the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. For details, see the Seniors on the Road section, page 36. HELP THE SEYMOUR CENTER—DONATE A VEHICLE If you have a vehicle you want to let go (running or not), but don’t want the hassle of selling it, consider donating it to the Friends of the Seymour Center for a tax deduction. Call toll-free 1-877- 5375277 to schedule a convenient time for a fast, free tow pick up of your vehicle. When your vehicle is sold, you will get a receipt for your tax records, and the sale’s proceeds will be donated directly to the Seymour Center in your name. MONTHY MEETINGS The Friends of The Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, Inc Board of Directors meets at 1 pm on the 3rd Thurs of the month in the Seymour Center from 1 - 2:30 pm. Visitors are most welcome. There is a current need for volunteers with an accounting background and who are familiar with computers. If interested, contact Katherine Leith, president, at 919-929-9808. FRIENDS OF THE SEYMOUR www.friendsseymourcenter.org

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Golden Age Happy Circle

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The Golden Age Happy Circle is a senior citizen group that gives back to the community through various volunteer and outreach projects in Orange County. The group is also a member of the NC Association of Senior Citizen Clubs. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Seymour Center from 10:30 - 11:30 am. If you enjoy making a difference in the community, contact Lula Alston at 919967-5706 for more information on how to get involved.

Financial Counseling Appointments at Seymour Center

Are You a Caregiver Running on Empty?

The Compass Center for Women and Families will hold individual financial counseling appointments at the Seymour Center every Monday afternoon at 2 or 3:30 pm. Trained financial counselors will work with you in a non-judgmental and confidential setting to help you create an individualized action plan. Addressing budgeting, credit, debt and retirement, Compass Center for Women and Families’ financial counselors offer guidance and information to help you manage your money. Counseling is by appointment only and is available on a sliding scale fee based on income and ability to pay. For more information, or to sign up for an appointment, contact Compass Center for Women and Families at 919-968-4610 or financial@ compassctr.org Seymour Center (355002) Mondays 2 or 3:30 pm

Are you an unpaid caregiver who needs a break from your caregiving responsibilities? If so, you may want to take advantage of the Orange County Department on Aging’s Caregivers Day Out program. It gives caregivers a chance to take a break while their loved ones socialize and participate in group activities and exercises. Caregivers Day Out is limited to 10 participants. The program is free for qualifying participants and is held on Wednesdays, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. If you are interested in being considered for participation, or would like more information, please contact the Program Manager, Carolyn B Jefferson, RN, BSN at 919-929-1742.

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Tax Relief for Seniors and/ or Disabled Adults Did you know some people may qualify for the Homestead Exclusion which provides tax relief on their primary residence’s real estate taxes in NC? People age 65 and over, and those who are totally and permanently disabled (per a physician), and whose 2013 income was $28,600 or less may be eligible to exclude the first $25,000 of their home’s assessed value, or 50% of its value if that is greater. For example, if your house is assessed at $100,000, 50% would be excluded (since that is greater than $25,000) and you would pay taxes on an assessed value of only $50,000. If your 2013 income was $42,900 or less, you may qualify for the Circuit Breaker Tax Deferment Program. Neither program counts assets. The Disabled Veteran Exclusion allows Veterans who have a permanent and total disability and who had an Honorable Discharge to exclude up to $45,000 of their permanent residence’s assessment. If you’d like more information on any of these programs, contact the Orange County Tax Office at 919-245-2100, or go to www. orangecountync.gov/assessor/ exemption.asp. You may also call the Aging Transition Helpline at 919-968-2087 to make an appointment with a social worker to get help completing an application. The Tax Office has recently developed a user-friendly, web-based prequalification program that allows residents to input their information and determine if any of the most popular tax relief programs may be available. This tool may be accessed at the same website. In the event an application is denied, there is an appeal process.


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COMMUNITY GIVING FUND

Bi-Lingual (Chinese/English) Volunteers Needed at the Seymour Center

The Orange County Community Giving Fund is an encompassing fund for Orange County government, so donations can be given to any department or County-sponsored activity through this fund. Cash, stocks, bonds, or real property gifts will be tax deductible and used for the purpose for which they are given and acknowledged as such.

The fund is managed by the Triangle Community Foundation and gives the public an opportunity to designate a tax deductible donation, which supplements the County’s annual budget. Orange County residents can designate part of their estate through the fund and specify the purpose for which the gift will be used. To learn more about the fund or to request an information packet, please visit the Orange County Community Giving Fund Web site at www.ocncgiving.org Note: The Friends of Central Orange Senior Center and the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center continue to support the respective centers and welcome all levels of financial support which can be made directly to each organization.

Stay Up and Active

Nearly 1,000 older adults in Orange County call EMS each year after a fall. Stay Up and Active is a new initiative between the Orange County Department on Aging and Emergency Management Services (EMS), with support from the UNC Geriatric Education Center, the UNC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. This innovative program seeks to connect older adults to the services and resources they need to safely age in place due to falls or the risk of falls. Older adults who call EMS due to a fall, or are determined to be at high risk of falling, can receive a follow-up screening by EMS supervisors and be referred for evaluation and services through the Department on Aging. These services may include home safety education, home modifications, counseling, referral for primary or specialized health care, in-home services or other resource referrals. For more information about this program or to schedule a falls risk screening, contact Kim Woodward, Operations Director at Emergency Services (919-245-6133) or Mary Fraser, Aging Transitions Administrator at the Department on Aging (919-968-2087).

The Seymour Center is looking for volunteers who can help translate information to and from our growing group of Chinese-only speaking seniors. Any amount of help will be appreciated! We need volunteers to translate important announcements posted at the Senior Center, to visit with attendees to help answer their resource questions and to interpret their concerns to the Aging Transitions staff. If you are bi-lingual and interested in spending some time with Chinese-speaking seniors at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill or the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough, please call the Aging Transitions Help-line at 919-968-2087.

SONGS FOR SENIORS The Orange County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee is sponsoring a donation drive to collect new and gently used I-Pods for the Songs for Seniors Program which provides much loved music to low-income persons with dementia living in Orange County. Research has shown the positive impact of music on mood and well-being, especially for individuals dealing with memory problems. Over the summer several long-term care facilities and agencies serving orange county residents received training in the exciting Music and Memory program (http://musicandmemory.org) through the Orange County Long-Term Care Learning Collaborative. Many of these facilities and agencies are beginning to implement this program. Please consider donating an old or new I-POD to this wonderful project. Contributions can be brought to either of the Senior Centers or made out to Orange County Department on Aging/Songs for Seniors. For questions or more information, please contact the Aging Transitions Helpline at 919-968-2087

LEGAL SERVICES Veteran Affairs (VA) Benefits Counselor to Hold Office Hours at Senior Centers! This is great news for US veterans and their spouses! Betsy Corbett, the Orange County VA Benefits Counselor, will hold office hours to explain and explore eligibility for Veterans Affairs (VA) health and financial aid benefits weekly at each Senior Center. Betsy will be available for appointments on Monday mornings at the Seymour Center, Chapel Hill and Wednesdays all day at the Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough. To make an appointment with Betsy at either location, give her a call at 919-245-2890.

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc is a non-profit, federally funded organization that provides free legal assistance, advice, and representation to low-income individuals and senior citizens on a variety of non-criminal legal issues. Areas include consumer/debtor issues, public benefit denials/appeals, employment, and mortgage foreclosure defense, as well as housing and family law. At the senior centers they execute Simple Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Volunteer attorneys, including James Wilde and James Sheldon, donate their time to execute documents and advise people on elder law issues. APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED. Call 1-800-672-5834 Mon - Fri (9 am – 5 pm) to schedule an appointment. Seymour Center (353036) Tues: Dec 3, 10; Jan 7, 14; Feb 4, 11 9 am – 12 noon Central Orange SC (255003) Tues: Jan 28; Feb 25 (no Dec appointments) 9 am – 12 noon

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Lunch at the Centers

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The Seymour and the Central Orange Senior Centers serve lunch Monday Friday at 12 noon. The Senior Lunch program is operated by the Orange County Department on Aging. People age 60+ are eligible to eat the daily lunches funded by the federal government’s Older Americans Act, the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and the Orange County Department on Aging. Although there isn’t a charge for the meals, donations are an important part of the program. For people under age 60, a meal costs $5. Our caterer is the local Nantucket Café. All the meals meet the requirements for people on low salt diets. Meals are served on a “First Come, First Served” basis. On the day you arrive for lunch, please get a lunch ticket. Registration desks are located near the pool tables at each Senior Center, and tickets are distributed as people sign in beginning at 11 am. CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER – THURSDAY TELL ALL This is the day to update your calendar for the next month. Announcements concerning upcoming programs for the month will be made by the staff. Central Orange SC Thurs, Dec 5, 19; Jan 2, 16; Feb 6, 20 (257030-01) 12 noon

LUNCH AT THE SEYMOUR CENTER Book Chats is now listed under Interest Groups What’s Happening at Seymour To increase our public relations, we want to make sure you stay on top of what’s happening at your Center. General announcements regard-

ing upcoming events and programs will be made at the beginning of lunch. This will help everyone stay informed and serve as a gentle reminder of the various offerings we have. Seymour Center 1st & 3rd Mon: Dec 2,16; Jan 6; Feb 3, 17 (353053) 12 noon (no announcements Jan 20, due to holiday)

Needed! Friend to Friend Volunteers! Please consider spending one hour a week with an older adult who lives alone and would enjoy receiving a visitor at home, or getting out for a brief outing, or help with light errands. If interested, please contact the RSVP office at 919245-4241.

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Orange County LGBT Seniors

Please join fellow LGBT seniors for socializing, laughter and support as the Seymour Center offers a safe and welcoming place to gather. Come join us and get involved. The group meets the second and fourth Thurs from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center. Refreshments are provided by Fosters Market in Chapel Hill. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or contact Janice Tyler (jtyler@orangcountync.gov), Director, Orange County Department on Aging, for information.

LGBT Seniors Film Series

This new series presents recent films featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) characters. Screenings, which are in the Seymour Center theater, are free and open to all. Thurs, Dec 12 (6:45 pm) Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009): This documentary chronicles 42 years of romance, struggle, and shared adventures that finally culminate in marriage for lifelong lesbian couple Edie and Thea. Edie (Windsor) was the lead plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Thurs, Feb 27 (6:45 pm) Behind the Candelabra (2013): Michael Douglas stars as the flamboyant entertainer Liberace in this sequinstudded drama that chronicles the legendary pianist’s roller-coaster relationship with his young lover, Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) -- from their passionate liaison to their stormy battles. Winner of 11 Emmy Awards. (Note: Contains sexual situations and some nudity.)

Recycling Durable Medical Equipment Update The Aging Transitions Team would like to thank you for your continued generosity in donating gently used durable medical equipment for others to use. We routinely exchange more than 20 pieces of equipment each month, many of which go out to people who need them only temporarily or would otherwise have a difficult time affording them. At this time our storage unit is full and we do not need bedside commodes or walkers. We can always use tub seats, wheelchairs and rollators (4-wheeled walkers). Thank you! If you need a piece of equipment, please call the Aging Helpline at 919-968-2087.

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New Bilingual Social Worker Arrives Zhenzhen Yu, MSW, will arrive and begin as the new social worker in the Department on Aging on Nov. 11. She will also answer the Mandarin Help Line number, 919-2590232, Mon - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm.


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Senior Advocacy Award Nominees

Recently Lee Pavao and Robert Seymour, dedicated advocates and volunteers for the Orange County Department on Aging, were nominated for the Potter’s Hand Senior Advocacy Award presented by Brookdale Senior Living. Founded in 2009, the Award recognizes partners and individuals in the community who go above and beyond to empower older adults and their families. In recognition of his many and outstanding contributions through the years, Robert Seymour was given a Potter’s Hand Senior Advocacy Award.

Help Accessing Transportation Options Now Available As recommended in the 2012-2017 Master Aging Plan, the Department on Aging has secured funding to support a full-time “Mobility Manager” to help link older adults with available transportation resources, and to develop avenues to fill transportation gaps throughout the County. A two-year grant from the NC Department of Transportation was awarded to the Department on Aging this past summer. The new Mobility Manager should begin work in November. If you or an older adult you know are having trouble accessing public transportation, you can call the Department on Aging’s mobility manager on the Aging Transitions Helpline at 919-968-2087 or by email at agingtransitions@ orangecountync.gov

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AGING IN COMMUNITY: PLANNING FOR OUR FUTURE DISCUSSION SERIES Our Aging in Community series opened with a standing-room-only crowd of over 250 folks who heard architect and visionary Sarah Susanka share her “not-so-big” philosophy. Over sixty folks stayed on for a facilitated discussion which generated ideas for future programs and community initiatives. We learned those present want to be able to live in single story homes that include universal design features, are energy efficient, and require little maintenance. Living in a natural environment that promotes social engagement and physical activity is preferred. Opportunities to be involved with members of all generations are important elements. Finally, discussants wish to live in a community that offers common spaces for gathering, quiet areas for contemplation, and access to public transportation. If you would be interested in learning about the full complement of discussion ideas from this session, please email Cherie Rosemond at crosemon@med.unc.edu. Keen interest in the following programs on Shared Housing and Elder Co-housing prompted us to move them from the Seymour Center to the larger “ballroom” space at the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough. Turn-outs to hear Marianne Kilkenny who focused on Shared Housing, and Dene Peterson, who focused on Elder Co-housing were also substantial. Those present at the presentation began to form real plans for developing new housing possibilities in Orange County. The spring Aging in Community Series will kick-off at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 18th. Developer and social entrepreneur, Tim Carpenter, will speak about the Burbank Artist Colony, an elder community in Burbank, CA devoted to the arts. Winner of the 2011 James Irvine Leadership Award, Tim has been transforming the way people think about aging by turning affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. You can learn more about this initiative and register for this event by going to the Charleshouse.org website.

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Pearl Seymour Celebration Concert

This concert is being presented by the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in conjunction with the Orange County Department on Aging. The concert is dedicated to the memory and work of Pearl Seymour, her love of music, children and the community where she taught music and played the church organ for many years. The Celebration Concert will feature a diversity of musical talent from within our community, and will include winners from the Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association contest. A reception will follow after the concert. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (313028-01) Sat, Jan 25 3 pm

Project EngAGE In partnership with UNC’s Gillings School of Public Health, the Orange County Department on Aging is pleased to announce Project EngAGE and its inaugural class of Senior Leaders. Project EngAGE is a 12-week leadershiptraining program designed to empower and enable older adult leaders to truly make Orange County an ideal place to live and age well. Throughout this innovative program, Project EngAGE Senior Leaders will tour and develop lasting relationships with key Orange County organizations and agencies, as well as with their fellow community leaders. Upon “graduation”, Senior Leaders will apply their leadership skills and expertise, each utilizing a small grant to create a broad range of new and meaningful projects in their communities. Project EngAGE will commence in January 2014, and will be implemented and evaluated by a team of Master of Public Health students from UNC’s Gillings School of Public Health. For more information, or to refer a Senior Leader to be part of this or the next Project EngAGE cohort, please contact: Janice I. Tyler, Director, Orange County Department on Aging, 919-245-4255, jtyler@orangecountync.gov

Johnson Intern Helps at Seymour Center The Seymour Center has a new intern! Emma Sternlof is a Connecticut native and a recent graduate of Trinity College. Like last year’s predecessor, Alli Little, and five previous interns, Emma is a member of the Johnson Intern Program. As part of this program, she lives in an intentional community with seven other young people who are working for social justice in the Chapel Hill/Durham area. Emma assists with Caregiver’s Day Out, various administrative tasks, and special events at the Seymour Center. She enjoys watching basketball, learning about American history, and exploring her new home and community. We are grateful to an anonymous donor, the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center and the Town of Carrboro for supporting this program and are sure that Emma will be enriched as she learns about senior adults – and they about her! If you see Emma around, please say hello!


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The Traveling Volunteer By RSVP Volunteer Annette Jurgelski

RSVP 55+ Volunteer Opportunities

RSVP volunteer Richard Tofte first visited a senior center in 2002. Living alone for the first time in years, he sought companionship at the Roxboro Senior Center and was immediately hooked on the programs, camaraderie and support. Forming friendships with other seniors helped him to reconcile with the idea of aging. “It is a marvelous opportunity to grow old with others,” he has discovered. Richard used the fitness equipment and started traveling with a group from that Center. Then he learned about a writing group at the senior center in Chapel Hill and went to investigate. “I fell in love with the place, the programs and the people,” he recalls. A budding drama group, the Prime Time Players, was delighted to find a volunteer who was a licensed electrician to help with lighting and stage management. When the Chapel Hill center moved to its present location in

2007, it became the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. Richard was given a tour of the new facilities by Vicki Hill, the Orange County RSVP Volunteer Program Coordinator. In the course of showing him around the stunning new building, she encouraged him to formalize his volunteer work by signing up with RSVP. This was an experience that has changed his life. Encouraged by Vicki and fueled by his own enthusiasm, Richard found his volunteer match. He served a two-year term as a front desk volunteer at Seymour and still helps out at the front desk at the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough. He is a member of the Program Advisory Committee, which evaluates and suggests future center programs. He serves as a board member for the Friends of Seymour Center and is a member of the Friends of Central Orange. One expertise that he brings is his knowledge of marketing, gained

Volunteer for Tax Season Do you want to help low- to middle-income clients with their taxes and make a difference in their lives? VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a free IRS service for eligible clients. The tax program provides a broad range of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers provide services at sites of their choice across Orange and Chatham counties. You may choose to serve as a volunteer tax preparer, quality reviewer or tax site manager (these three jobs require IRS training and testing provided by RSVP). Administrative volunteers serve as interpreters, computer specialists or statisticians. You may serve as a support coordinator to assist the client with the intake and checkout processes. You may want to volunteer for the Telephone Team to schedule appointments or make reminder calls. Bilingual volunteer support is useful on all levels. RSVP provides training in January for all VITA volunteer assignments. New VITA Volunteer Orientations will be held at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill on Wed, Dec 11, 1 - 3 pm. Call 919-245-4240 or 919-245-4243. www.orangecountync. gov/aging/VITA.asp

during employment at Pepsi Cola when Pepsi and Coke were in hot competition. Richard had always dreamed of traveling. In retirement, he has used travel opportunities offered by the senior centers to fulfill this dream. Since that early trip with the Roxboro group, he has taken senior center trips to Alaska, the National Parks, Greece, Italy and France. Richard has fond memories of his trips, including the one in which he was the sole male with eight women! Volunteering and traveling have been lifechanging experiences for him.

RSVP Volunteer Richard Tofte “loves” A transplanted Yankee, Richard his senior centers. I fell in love with the has enjoyed Southern living since places, people and programs. his move here in 1995. Despite perience by writing a book entitled a fondness for Southern cooking, he has trimmed down from “Sensible Diets for Seniors” but still 230 pounds to his present trim plans to help the three senior cen144 pounds. He credits his healthy ters at least three days a week. transformation to regular exercise Explore volunteer opportuniand helpful advice from dietitians ties with the RSVP Volunteer at Duke and the VA Medical Center. Program and find your niche! One of his goals is to share his ex- 919-245-4241

Glitz, Glamour, Gatsby Gala!

A “Roaring ‘20s” party will be held from 7 to 11 pm Saturday, November 16, at the Seymour Center on Homestead Road in Chapel Hill. The event will feature wine and beer tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, dancing, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 for one and $75 for two, and will be on sale at the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough. Call for more information, 919-968-2070. Proceeds from this joint fundraiser will benefit the RSVP 55+ Advisory Council for its annual volunteer recognition event and the Friends of the Seymour Center for its support of services and programming for older adults.

Welcome, New RSVP Volunteers

Syed Alom, Hoyle and Janet Anderson, Katherine Astrin, Cadie Blalock, Elizabeth Bryan, David Catrambone, Patricia Coleman, Nancy Dixon, Charles Foote, Robert Giles, Carol Goodman, Arthelia Hampton, Deborah Harper, Tim Hucks, Neil Infante, Everlina Jordan, Ed Kielty, Triana Kowalko ,Vivian Kraines, Phyllis Lotchin, Katie Palmer, Bruna Piccin, Harry Piersma, Kathie Reeves, Peter Rowe, Phyllis Ruth, Gail Sandler, Tracy Seibel, Helen Snow, Phyllis Sperling, James “Earl” Spivey, Mary Stanley, Judy Truitt, Manjula Watson, Mary Whitaker and Minna Wiley.


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VOLUNTEER CALENDAR & OPPORTUNITIES Free personal assistance finding a place to volunteer in Orange County is available through the RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program. Call 919-245-4241. For more listings and details, please visit www.orangecountync.gov KEYWORD: RSVP • Current Volunteers: Please turn in your hours to RSVP by the 10th of the month following service • Get involved with the VITA free income tax assistance program to help low- to middleincome clients with their taxes and make a difference in their lives.( See separate article.) Learn how you can volunteer as a tax preparer, intake specialist or telephone team member. Attend a VITA Volunteer Information Session: o Seymour Center • Wed, Dec 11, 1-3 pm, “VITA Volunteers” • Glitz, Glamor, Gatsby Gala event! Sat, Nov 16, Seymour Center, 7 - 11 pm (See separate article) • Schools Looking for Volunteers to help a young person discover the joys of reading or serve as a classroom or school library aide. • Join a volunteer on-call team to help college students challenged with math courses required for graduation

• Volunteer leader to support volunteers serving the Friend to Friend Program: organize training, peer support programs and volunteer/client socials; process applications and collect hours • Garden volunteers needed at both senior centers to create a welcoming entrance • Volunteer at a botanical garden to greet the public, answer the phone, sell gift shop items • Adults are looking for tutors to help them improve their reading, math, writing or Englishlanguage skills county-wide. No prior tutoring or teaching experience necessary. Free training • Enjoy fast-paced multi-task setting? Computer savvy? Box office volunteers staff our front desk, register patrons for ArtSchool classes, sell tickets to our shows, handle sales and answer general questions about the ArtsCenter. Looking for volunteers with strong customer service skills, eager to learn ticketing software and phone system. Ability to climb stairs helpful. 4 hours once a week, 9 am - 5 pm

• Help in an after school setting in the Young Scholars Program

• Computer Volunteers to share their skills and love of learning with adults 50 and older. Help teach, register or publicize

• If you strengthen a child on the inside, s/ he will be strong on the outside. Become a Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate with a local student. March training

• Orange County Animal Services welcomes volunteers with a few hours to spare. Help with cats or dogs (exercise dogs, play with cats, check water bowls, brush or groom, basic training)

• Serve as host to welcome parents of hospitalized children to the Ronald McDonald Family Room, a place for parents and siblings to relax at UNC Hospital

• Handy? Work alongside others on Wednesdays to help new homeowners build their own home from painting to framing. No experience necessary

Schools Looking for Volunteers

Do you remember the magic you felt when you heard a story that began with “Once upon a time?” Giving 30 to 60 minutes a week of your attention can help a young person discover the joys of reading. Or join a volunteer on-call team to help college students challenged with math courses required for graduation. Writing coaches, mentors, special cultural activities, classroom aides, school libraries – let RSVP help find a place for you. Become a Senior Education Corps volunteer. SEC volunteers first are registered with the RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program, interviewed and then matched with a need in the community. Literacy volunteers receive free training and related resources. Depending on their assignment, some volunteers may participate in assessing their students’ gains in literacy. • Both school districts seek Reading Partners K-2nd grade, reading tutors for other grade levels and writing tutors, free training. Assignment: 1- 2 times weekly for 10 weeks • After school settings Assignment: 1-2 times weekly after school • Math and GED tutors at Durham Tech-Orange Co campus in Hillsborough Assignment: Volunteers are part of an on-call team. • Math “Money Game” at select elementary schools. Assignment: Classroom presentations with hands-on activities, once a week for 3 weeks • Mentors to help a student tap into their potential for growth from academics to leadership, focusing on 8th graders through high school graduation Assignment: 2 hours weekly for 2 years Training: March SEC is an intergenerational partnership linking the talents and experiences of older adults with the curiosity and energy of children of all ages. Its members include volunteers serving in the educational arena, from increasing the literacy skills of teacheridentified elementary students to coaching a college student in math skills. Yet volunteers are involved in many areas from tutoring reading and math, storytelling, helping teachers with special projects or sharing a cultural event. Find out how you can go “back to school” as a volunteer. Call the Orange County RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program 919-245-4243 today or www. orangecountync.gov/aging/RSVPindex.asp

Free Tax Help for All Ages Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a FREE tax service will be provided February 1 – April 15, 2014 for clients of any age whose income is low to moderate and who meet eligibility guidelines. Trained and certified volunteers prepare computerized federal and state tax returns (also includes free electronic return transmitting). If your tax return is lengthy, please contact a paid tax consultant. The service will be available Monday through Saturday on different days in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Pittsboro and Siler City. Beginning January 15, you may call for an appointment or make one online for the VITA service starting February 1. Online appointments can be made at www.orangecountync.gov/aging/VITA. asp. Please check the web site or call to determine eligibility and to find out how to prepare for your appointment including what to bring. For appointments in Orange County, call the RSVP-VITA Phone Line 919-245-4242 or the Compass Center for Women & Families 919-968-4610. For appointments in Chatham County, call Chris Carter, 919-542-4512. Spanish-speaking clients call 919-742-1448 (for a Chatham site appointment) or 919-245-2010 (for an Orange County appointment). Non-English-speaking clients must bring an interpreter with them. We serve walk-in clients with no appointment if there is an opening and if they arrive no later than 2 hours prior to closing time for the tax site. More information about RSVP-VITA will be available after January 1 online (www.orangecountync.gov/aging/VITA.asp). Sponsors of RSVP-VITA include RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program (a division of the Orange County Government Department on Aging), the IRS, United Way of the Greater Triangle, and the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill.


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Senior Times Pick-Up Locations

Pick up your Senior Times at one of these locations or watch for it in the Herald Sun newspaper the 2nd Sat of the month when the quarterly Senior Times is published. For the most current pick up locations, go to www.orangecountync.gov/aging/PickUpLocations.asp. Durham: Panera Bread -15/501

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro: Arts Center, Carolina House, Carolina Springs, Carol Woods, Carrboro Public Library, Carrboro Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center–Main St. Carrboro, Covenant Place, CVS Pharmacy-Ram’s Plaza, Dr. Allan Maltbie- UNC Medicine, Eubanks Rd. Park & Ride, First Baptist Manley Estates, Hatfield Berang Hearing Center, Mama Dip’s, Meadowmont – Café Carolina and the Cedars, Seymour Center, Tony Hall & Associates, UNC Health Care-HWY 54, University MallCameron’s & Service Desk, Weaver Street Market. Outdoor Racks: Tyler’s Restaurant, Carrboro – Corner of S. Greensboro and Main Streets, Flyleaf Books, Hargraves Recreation Center, Harris Teeter (Chapel Hill North & University Mall), Kinetix Health Club, Orange County Dept Social Services (DSS) on Homestead Rd, Park & Ride Lot Old Fayetteville Rd, Seymour Center outside, Trading Post Market & Grill-New HWY 86, UNC Ambulatory Care Center (Mason Farm Rd), Hillsborough: Balloons Above Orange, Brookshire Nursing Home, Cardinal State Bank, Carillon Senior Living, Carolina Vision, Central Orange Senior Center, Chamber of Commerce, Dentist Dr Sam Chang (N Churton St), Dentist Dr Berry Holly (Meadowlands), Duke Family Practice, Durham Tech-OC campus student break room, Hillsborough Medical Clinic-Corbin St, Hillsborough Pharmacy (Daniel Boone Village), OCIM (Orange Congregations in Mission) Meals on Wheels and Thrift Shop, Orange County Government (West Campus on Margaret Lane), Orange County Health Dept, Orange County Library, Orange County Manager’s Office lobby, Orange County School Board, Service Department (New Hwy 86), State Employees’ Credit Union (both locations), Town of Hillsborough Mayor’s office, UNC Family Medicine (Old Hwy 86), Weaver St Market. Outdoor Racks: Bojangles, Central Orange Senior Center, Cup-A-Joe, newsstand corner downtown, Daniel Boone Village news racks, Durham Tech Park & Ride lot, Eno Haven Apts., Farm & Garden HWY 86N, Handy Andy’s (Caldwell), HWY 70 BBQ, Lloyd’s Citgo, Orange County Dept Social Services (DSS), Randy’s Citgo, Red & White Convenience Store (Efland), Triangle SportsPlex Person County: 501BP Gas Station

UNC Geriatric Specialty Clinic Are you concerned because -

• You have two or more medical problems or health conditions? • You have to take more and more medications? • You are overwhelmed by the cost of your medicine? • You want to remain independent and have a better quality of life? Meeting Your Primary Care Needs and Providing you with Specialist Care in Aging Complex Medical Care and Balancing Medications Call 919-957-6599 (press 1) for information or appointments. Referrals not required. Multi-lingual appointments available.

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Are You Turning 65 in the Next Six Months?

Welcome to Medicare!

Are you in the “Boomer” generation? Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? If so, come to a seminar offered by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), and the Orange County Department on Aging. It will give you an overview of how to enroll in Medicare – including what Medicare Parts A, B, and D cover, as well as basic information on supplemental insurances. People turning age 65, both those who are retiring/retired as well as those who are continuing to work, should come learn about health coverage – as well as what they need to do to avoid penalties. General information on choosing a plan during this once in a lifetime “window” will be covered – including Medicare Advantage Plans (Pt C). For those with qualifying incomes, there will also be information on subsidies that help pay for Medicare Part B and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) premiums. Come to a Medicare Information Seminar on December 5 at 1:00 pm at the Seymour Center. For more information contact Beverly Shuford at 919-245-4274.

Medicare Part D It’s Time to Make a Change! Mark your calendar for the Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period – which began on Oct 15 and ends on Sat, Dec 7. Beginning each Jan 1, most Medicare Part D prescription drug plans change what medications they cover, as well as their premiums. This may mean higher drug costs and/or premiums if you stay with your current plan for 2014. Find out if your current Medicare Part D plan will offer you the best prescription drug coverage, and be the most cost-effective, by coming to a FREE Medicare Part D check-up at an Orange County senior center. Trained Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will help you evaluate your Medicare Part D options – which may result in saving you money! Take advantage of this brief annual period until Dec 7 when you can change to a different Medicare Part D prescription drug plan without a penalty. However, people on subsidies can change plans throughout the year. To find out if you’re eligible for a subsidy, as well as answers to other Medicare or health insurance questions, schedule an appointment with an Orange County SHIIP counselor. Call 919-968-2070 for the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, or 919-245-2015 for the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough.

Need Help With Medicare Part D Prescriptions? Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes and resources may be eligible for the federal Extra Help Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program. LIS can pay for all or part of a beneficiary’s Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan’s (PDP) monthly premiums, annual deductible and all or part of any prescription copayments. To qualify for LIS, the monthly income must be limited to $1,436.25 for an individual ($1,938.75 for a married couple living together). Additionally, resources are limited to $13,300 for an individual ($26,580 for a married couple living together) – not including a primary residence or a vehicle. If you or someone you know may qualify for the Extra Help LIS program, please call the Aging Transitions line at 919-968-2087 for assistance in completing the online application form available at www.socialsecurity.gov, or to request a paper application. People can apply anytime during the year.

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Wellness Special Events From the Health Expert Everyone is welcome! Call the appropriate Center to register. The minimum class size is 2, and the maximum is 20 participants. Check the individual classes for specific information. All the programs are FREE. For more information on these and other Wellness programs contact Latonya Brown, 919-245-4270. Notice: To provide presentations on different topics, the Wellness Program hosts a variety of professionals. This does not mean an endorsement of providers, services, or method of treatment. Why is Personal Hygiene So Important? Personal hygiene covers a wide variety of separate actions, such as bathing, hand washing and restroom care. According to Mayo Clinic, hand washing should occur before preparing or eating food as well as after using the toilet or touching an animal. Other situations that call for hand washing are handling germ-infested items such as diapers and Kleenex. Hong and Latonya will discuss the ways to make informed decisions about how to care for their health and appearance to keep you safe. Program will be in Chinese and English. Refreshments will be served. Presenters: Latonya Brown, MHSA and Hong Zhou, MSW intern Seymour Center Wed, Dec 4 (352352-08) 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC Wed, Dec 18 (252252-12) 11 – 11:45 am

Educational Video Seminar Program From THE HEALTH EXPERT - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) This video seminar has been created for current and former smokers with breathing problems, those diagnosed with COPD, chronic bronchitis or emphysema and anyone interested in learning more about COPD.

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Wed, Feb 5 (352352-10) 11 – 11:45 am

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Chiropractic and Acupuncture. How Can these Help Me? People go to chiropractors the first time for relief from back pain. But chiropractors treat a broad range of complaints, from back and neck pain to headaches, arthritis and more - especially if the doctor also does acupuncture. Moreover, people don’t need to have a specific complaint to benefit from a visit. Chiropractors also focus on preventive and wellness care. Chiropractic care is effective for people of all ages. Come ask Dr Paul Aaron, Health Center of Hillsborough, how to make an informed decision on chiropractic and acupuncture care. Seymour Center Wed, Jan 8 (352352-09) 11 – 11:45 am Central Orange SC Wed, Jan 15 (252252-01) 11 - 11:45 am

health care professionals for a comprehensive care plan to manage your diabetes. A physician’s referral is needed to enroll in the program. For more information, please call 919-245-2381. Fee: Medicare (no copay), Medicaid ($3 copay) 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 or Whitted Services Center, Hillsborough

Wed, Feb 19 (252252-02) 11 – 11:45 am

Thurs, Dec 12, 19; Jan 16, 23; Feb 13, 20 12:30 – 5 pm

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 Dietitian, a Registered Nurse, and other

Diabetes On-line Course Do you have or do you know an older adult with diabetes? National Council on Aging (NCOA) is offering a FREE online diabetes workshop! Better Choices, Better Health® - Diabetes was developed by Stanford University and has been proven to help people with diabetes. Within the program participants will find: • Nutrition and exercise tips • Make informed treatment decisions • Better communication with doctors

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University Mall Walking Program Mall opens for walkers every Monday – Friday, 7:30 am * 3rd TUESDAY EACH MONTH * December 17 On Pulse– Medical Record Keeping/Sharing Jodi Witte – On Pulse As healthcare consumers, secure access to our providers and the ability to share our information is essential to getting answers and staying healthy. When you see multiple providers because of an ongoing condition, connecting, communicating and sharing your information could be the difference between timely vs delayed care and expected vs unexpected cost. On Pulse believes that secure communication and the ability to share your information with your providers and other care related services is the first step in better care. January 21 Strength Training Made Easy Elder Fit– Vicki Tilley Strength training is an essential part of most fitness routines. It is also great for injury prevention and rehab. Vicki Tilley will explain how strength training can help you make daily exercise activity a regular part of your life by building the essential strength that makes all movement easier and more enjoyable. February 18 Eye Care Associates – Chapel Hill Vision problems are common and affect all ages. Proper eye care and eye wear at every stage in life are very important in order to see clearly and prevent future eye health issues. A representative from Eye Care Associate will discuss how routine eye exams are important regardless of your age or your physical health. 8:00 am – Warm-Up Exercises - Mall Center Court 8:20 am – Breakfast served in The Weathervane at Southern Season 8:45 am – Educational Session DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED EACH MONTH CALL 919-968-2070 on, or after, the 3rd Wed of the month Program supported with funding from: UNC HEALTHCARE Program sponsored by: Chapel Hill Police Department’s Cop Shop at University Mall Orange County Department on Aging University Mall For more information, contact: Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator 919-245-4270


Page 14 Participants log into the workshop from their own computer for just 2 hrs a week over 6 weeks. They receive a FREE workbook plus online resources to help them live healthier. Spaces are limited, so please spread the word about this great opportunity! www.restartliving.org/diabetes.php

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The following program is supported in part by Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Funds from NCDHHSAging and Adult Services. As a consumer, you may make voluntary contributions to this program, but are under no obligation. Contributions will be used to expand the program and are confidential. Services will not be reduced or terminated for failure to contribute. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Interactive 6-week course designed to help people with chronic conditions. Includes: (1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; (2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; (3) appropriate use of medication; (4) communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; (5) nutrition; and (6) how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. The program is designed to enhance regular disease treatment and disease specific education. Registration Deadline is one week before start of program. Program minimum 6, maximum 12. Facilitators: Latonya Brown, Health Educator and Pam Tillett, Social Worker Fee: FREE (donations accepted) Central Orange (222254-01) Mon, Jan 27 – Mar 3 1 - 3:30 pm NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program This is a 12-week series structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well-being. For family members of close relatives with: Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (manic depression), Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. The class is limited to 25 people. To register, contact: Nancy Brickman at 919-542-1377 or for confidential inquiries, email:

Senior Times nbrickman@nc.rr.com. Fee: FREE Location: Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A Thurs, Jan 26 – Apr 13 2 – 4:30 pm CPR and First Aid Class - FREE Do you know what to do in an emergency before the first responders and emergency personnel arrive? Would you like to learn simple first aid and CPR? Topic areas to be discussed are: what to do when stroke, heart attack, or falls occur. Interested persons should contact Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, at 919-245-4270. To register please call 919-968-2070 or 919 – 245- 2015. Lunch Provided – Sponsored by Home Instead Instructor: David Silfen, Certified Emergency Paramedic Seymour Center (352093) Tues, Jan 17 10 am - 2 pm Prostate Cancer INFORMATION – FREE Piedmont Healthcare is partnering with Orange County Department on Aging - Wellness Program to offer free prostate cancer information to Orange County men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, every American male has at least a 17 % chance of developing prostate cancer. Interested persons should contact Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, at 919-245-4270. To register please call 919-968-2070. Fee: Free Seymour Center

Thurs, Jan 30 (352250-01) 1 am - 12 Noon Breast Cancer INFORMATION FREE Piedmont Healthcare is partnering with Orange County Department on Aging’s Wellness Program to offer free breast cancer physical information to Orange County women. Many major health organizations recommend healthy women ages 70 and older continue to get mammograms/screenings on a regular basis. Interested persons should contact Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, at 919-245-4270. To register please call 919-968-2070. Fee: Free Thurs, Feb 6 (352250-02) 11 am - 12 Noon Seymour Center

Smoke Cessation Program – Freshstart Freshstart is a group based tobacco cessation support program, designed to help individuals plan a successful quit smoking attempt by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support. The information and activities received from Freshstart will help you discover why you smoke and what motivates you to quit smoking. Freshstart incorporates the most current guidelines for tobacco cessation into four face to face group support sessions. In each session the participant will learn concise material that will help him or her make informed choices about which techniques they will use for their own quit attempt. During the second and fourth sessions of the program, each participant will receive free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) of their choice. The goal for this program is to increase successful completions from participants who want to quit smoking and stay quit from smoking. To register for the Freshstart program call 919- 245-2480 or email us at smokefreenc@orangecountync.gov. Seymour Center ( 312000 -01) Wed, Jan, 8 2 - 3 pm Wed, Jan, 15 2 - 3:30 pm Wed, Jan 22 2 - 3:30 pm Wed, Jan 29 2 - 3 pm Pneumovax and Zostavax Immunizations Zostavax is recommended by the CDC for any adult 60 and over, whether or not they have had a prior episode of chicken pox. It’s for shingles. Pneumovax (pneumonia) is recommended for adults 65 and over and certain patients younger than 65 who have chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes or congestive heart failure. Please bring your insurance cards (Medicare Part B and Part D) to information session if interested in getting immunization. Provider: Suzan Kalantar, PharmD – Rite Aid Pharmacy Information Sessions Seymour Center - in the open area Mon, Dec 2 10:30 am – 12 noon Central Orange – in the open area Tues, Dec 2 (212501-01)10:30 am – 12 noon

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WELLNESS CLASSES Program registrations are necessary: Program participants should bi-annually complete, or update, their registration forms which are available at the senior centers’ front desks. Fees for classes may be mailed or brought to the appropriate center. Credit cards, cash or checks made payable to Orange County Department on Aging, are acceptable. Registration is necessary for ALL classes with a fee and free ones. For the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough call 919245-2015, and for the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, call 919-968-2070. Fee waivers/reductions are available based on assessed financial need for all fitness classes. Contact Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator at 919245-4270 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 – Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program This class offers participants the evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, “Take Control with Exercise”. Class minimum 5, maximum 25. Instructor: Sandy Wolfe. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Mon & Wed (252001-1) 10 – 10:50 am Ageless Grace This class for anti-aging consists of 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease, and can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. The movement sequences focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. All exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair and consist of natural movements. Each of the 21 tools focuses on different anti-aging techniques - joint mobility, spinal flexibility, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance and confidence. Class size: minimum 5, maximum 15. Instructor: Salli Benedict, Ageless Grace certified instructor, 919-9298621 and 919-218-6660 (cell) Fee: FREE (registration preferred) Central Orange SC

Wednesdays (252013-01) 11:15 am – 12 noon


December - February 2014 Balance A 12-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 early. At the conclusion of the first class, instructor will determine appropriateness for continuation in class. Class minimum 6, maximum 15. Instructors: Nancy Alton, certified personal trainer and Charron Andrews, physical therapist. Fee: $90 for 24 sessions. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals Seymour Center

Tues & Thurs, Jan 14 – Apr 3 (352117-03) 10 – 10:50 am Gentle Joy of Yoga It’s never too late to enjoy the many health benefits of yoga! The practice of yoga’s stretching and strengthening exercises and the breathing and relaxation techniques can help to improve your sense of well-being. Yoga is an ideal form of exercise because its movements are smooth and adaptable offering opportunities to promote good bone health as well as gain strength and flexibility to your spine and joints. Class begins with stretching and breathing exercises designed to relieve stress and calm the mind. Class continues with a wide range of poses that enhance strength, mobility, range of motion, balance, and body awareness. The poses used are adapted to everyone at any level of health and fitness and are done either standing or seated. Chairs and props keep everyone safe and supported. Yoga does get better with age - and age gets better with yoga!! Joy has practiced yoga for many years and received her Yoga Teacher Certification in May 2011. She completed a Certificate of Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors from Duke Integrative Medicine in April 2013. Instructor: Joy Gornto RYT Fee: $6/class Central Orange SC

Mon & Thurs (252012-09, 10, 11) 10 – 10:50 am Seymour Center

Tues (352023-07) 11 – 11:50 am Inspired Movement Never exercised before? This class is great for beginners! It’s designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body for maximized movement and endurance. The class is an excellent

Senior Times way to improve joint flexibility, muscular strength, and toning. Knowledge of beneficial movements can be applied to daily living at home. Class offers the evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Take Control with Exercise. Class minimum 5, maximum 15. Instructor: Kathleen (“Kacky”) Campbell Hammon. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Mon & Wed (352008) 10 – 10:50 am or Tues & Thurs (352008) 2:15 – 3:05 pm NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) NIA is the latest fusion in mind-body wellness. Joyful and exhilarating practice combines martial arts, yoga, dance and spiritual self-healing. It provides a safe, effective cardiovascular workout with total body conditioning and personal growth benefits. Class minimum 6, maximum 25. Instructor: Marty Broda, certified NIA instructor. Fee: $24/4 weeks; $48/8 weeks; or $72/12 weeks – Coupon books available. Seymour Center

Wednesdays (352016-04, 10, 11, 12) 3:55 - 4:50 pm Pacesetter Class A 45-min class is designed to keep you moving with a low impact workout that includes several optional cardio “bursts” of greater intensity. The last segment of class employs optional mild resistance for sculpting and gentle stretching for muscle tone and balance. Class minimum 5, maximum 25. Fee: FREE for SportsPlex members and non-members who qualify for a scholarship. $3/week for non-members. Payable at the SportsPlex. Central Orange SC

Mon & Wed (252011-01) 8:45 – 9:40 am Pilates Pilates is a form of resistance exercise that focuses on strengthening the abdomen and back or “core” muscles to improve flexibility, posture, and balance. Slow, controlled movements help increase bone density using your own body weight or light hand weights. Class minimum 6, maximum 12. Instructor: Connie Winstead. Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes, or $72/12 classes. Coupon books available.

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Walmart Walking Program * 3rd THURSDAY EACH MONTH * Additionally, Walmart is open for Walkers Every Monday – Friday at 8 a.m. December 19 On Pulse – Medical Record Keeping/Sharing Jodi Witte – On Pulse As healthcare consumers, secure access to our providers and the ability to share our information is essential to getting answers and staying healthy. When you see multiple providers because of an ongoing condition, connecting, communicating and sharing your information could be the difference between timely vs delayed care and expected vs unexpected cost. On Pulse believes that secure communication and the ability to share your information with your providers and other care related services is the first step in better care. January 23 Strength Training Made Easy Elder Fit – Vicki Tilley Strength training is an essential part of most fitness routines. It is also great for injury prevention and rehab. Vicki Tilley will explain how strength training can help you make daily exercise activity a regular part of your life by building the essential strength that makes all movement easier and more enjoyable. February 20 Walmart Vision Center – Hillsborough Vision problems are common and affect all ages. Proper eye care and eye wear at every stage in life are very important in order to see clearly and prevent future eye health issues. A representative from Walmart Vision Center will discuss how routine eye exams are important regardless of your age or your physical health. 8:00 a.m. – Warm-Up Exercises – Front of Walmart 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast served in Walmart training room 8:45 a.m. – Educational Session DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED EACH MONTH CALL 919-245-2015 on, or after, the 3rd Thursday of the month Program supported with funding from: Walmart and UNC Health Care Program sponsored by: Orange County Department on Aging For more information, contact: Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator 919-245-4270


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Mondays (352010- 12, 21, 22) 2:15 – 3:05 pm Thursdays (352010-13, 27, 28) 3:20 – 4:20 pm Qigong (Energy Work) for Health and Well-being Come join us in exploring the healing and restorative effects of qigong. Qigong is done by matching movement with the breath. Qigong is said to enhance flexibility and strength, improve balance and health, and promote longevity and awareness of the breath. It is a fundamental exercise for T’ai Chi. Beginner class. Nina Maier, 919-732-2722, experienced T’ai Chi instructor Fee: $8/class – (drop-ins welcome) Central Orange SC

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Mon, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (252015-09) 7 – 8 pm Mon, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 (252015-10)  7 – 8 pm Mon, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 (252015-11)  7 – 8 pm Salli’s Senior Workout When was the last time you enjoyed exercising? Join this fantastic and fun fitness class, taught to Chapel Hill seniors since 1986. The music is great, the people are great, and it’s good for you, too! Your flexibility, strength, balance, posture, and coordination will all increase. The class incorporates movements from yoga, physical therapy and dance, and is done in chairs or standing. Not only will you be glad you came, but you’ll leave smiling! Class minimum 4, maximum 25. Instructor: Salli Benedict, MPH, certified fitness instructor and health educator 919-929-8621 and 919218-6660 (cell). Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/ class Seymour Center

Wed & Fri (352011) 9:30 – 10:20 am Salli’s Senior Yoga Whether you are new to yoga, or looking for a more gentle yoga class, Salli’s Senior Yoga will give you the many benefits of yoga without getting on the floor. Classic yoga poses are adapted for chair and standing. Set to serene music, you will move gently through yoga poses to improve your spine and joint flexibility, strength, balance, and breathing. Instructor has been teaching senior fitness in the Chapel Hill community for over 25 years, and practicing yoga for most of her life. She is a health educator, author and lecturer,

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certified fitness instructor, and specialized senior yoga instructor. She brings her joy of movement, sense of humor, gentle guidance, and commitment to fitness to every class she teaches. Instructor: Salli Benedict Fee: $6/class

ity exercises for older adults. Class minimum 5, maximum 30. Instructor: Kevin Kirk, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer. Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes; or $72/12 classes. Arrive early to secure equipment. Coupon books available.

Instructors: Bill Meyers Fee: $56/ 7 week session

Fridays, (352030-10, 11, 12) 11 – 11:50 am

Mon & Thurs, (352021-09, 10, 11) 10:40 – 11:35 am

Sit to be Fit Class is designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body for maximized movement and endurance, and is excellent for improving joint flexibility, muscular strength, and toning. While seated, you gain knowledge of beneficial movements that can be applied daily at home. Learn healthy hints to keep you independent and striving toward 100 years of age! Walk-ins welcome, class minimum 4, maximum 18. Instructor: Video Central Orange SC. Michael Savino, CTRS, LMBT #703

Strength Training – Introduction Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibility exercises for older adults. Class minimum 5, maximum 30. Instructor: Kevin Kirk, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Fitness Trainer. Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes; or $72/12 classes. Arrive early to secure equipment. Coupon books are available.

T’ai Chi – Wu/Hao Beginner Ongoing class explores T’ai Chi movement through the Wu/Hao Style form. Practice of this “moving meditation” can reduce stress; improve health, increase flexibility and energetic flow, aid in the discovery of balance and harmony in the mind and body. Class minimum 4, maximum 10. Instructor: Nina Maier, 919-732-2722 Fee: $8/ class

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Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/ class Central Orange SC

Fridays (252006-01) 10 – 10:50 am Seymour Center

Mondays (352019) 11 – 11:50 am Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) Practice Sessions Come practice this simple, powerful and effective Ancient Chinese meditation that compliments Western health care and promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing. This will be a practice of the following techniques - Breathing, Mental Focus, Gentle Movements and Sound to remove energy blockages, balance energy and allow the body to heal itself. Practice sessions monthly are free, and if dates change you would be notified by email or phone to confirm the date. If you have not come before or are new to the area, or if you have a question, please call Martha, 919-933-2899. Leader: Martha Hadden MS, RN, CS and Certified Instructor in SFQ, and Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health. Fee: Donations Seymour Center

Thurs, Dec 19; Jan 16; Feb 13 (352020) 12 noon – 1 pm Strength Training – Advanced Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibil-

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Mon & Thurs (352000-09, 10, 11) 9:40 – 10:30 am Strength Training and Movement Balance training, strength training, stretching, and abdominal strengthening exercises. The program’s goal is to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, balance, and total well-being. Class minimum 5, maximum 30. Instructor: Stephanie Yost, BSN, RN, ESA, AFFA, ACLS certified instructor. Fee: $35/month Seymour Center

Tues & Thurs(352006-12, 13, 14) 8:20 – 9:20 am Strong and Steady Designed to strengthen your whole body, improve posture and balance in a friendly atmosphere. Strengthening exercises are vital to help maintain good bone health and reduce the incidence of falling. Class offers the use of ankle and hand weights, and thera bands. It can be done sitting or standing. Class minimum 5, maximum 20. Instructor: Vicki Tilley, PT, GCS (Geriatric Clinical Specialist). Fee: FREE - $1 suggested donation/ class Central Orange SC

Tues & Thurs (252007-01) 10 – 10:55 am T’ai Chi – Beginning T’ai Chi, an ancient Chinese art, based on natural laws, teaches relaxation, erases tension, and boosts energy. It works for all, regardless of age. An added bonus: Tai Chi may add to your sense of emotional wellbeing. Class minimum 4, maximum 10.

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Session I: Wed, Nov 20 – Jan 15 (352002 -05) 2:30 – 3:20 pm Session II: Wed, Jan 29 – Mar 12 (352002 -06) 2:30 – 3:20 pm (no class Dec 25 & Jan 1)

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Mon, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (252008-09) 6 – 6:50 pm Mon, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 (252008-10) 6 – 6:50 pm Mon, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 (252008-11) 6 – 6 :50 pm

T’ai Chi -Chen Beginner In this class you will experience the Chen Style form of T’ai Chi. This form is characterized by larger steps and bigger arm movements and is designed to open the joints and create more flexibility and stability. It enhances energetic flow, balance and coordination. Instructor: Nina Maier, 919-732-2722 Fee : $8/class Central Orange SC

Mondays(252016-09, 10, 11) 4:30 - 5:30 pm

T’ai Chi – Yang Short Form Advanced This class is for those who have completed the Yang short form. It is a continuation of Frank Wong’s T’ai Chi class. June Foushee has studied with Frank Wong for 34 years. Our class has form corrections, lively peer group discussions, and sensinghands or the sword form afterwards. Instructor: June Foushee Fee: $56/7 week session Seymour Center

Session I: (352005-05) Tues, Jan 7 – Feb 18 7 - 8:15 pm

Tone, Balance & Tighten - TBT A total body workout of gentle exercises designed to maintain flexibility and balance by strengthening muscles and exercising joints. Class minimum 5. New participants welcome. Instructors: Becci Ritter and Maret Garard Fee: FREE (donations accepted) Seymour Center

Wed & Fri (352025) 10:30 – 11:20 am


December - February 2014 Walking – Indoors Walk in the Central Recreation Center Gym at 300 W Tryon St, Hillsborough Fee: $25 annually Central Recreation Center Gym

Mon – Fri 8 – 10 am

Senior Times ile on your feet. Bring a friend and/or walking stick. Call to be added to the list. Group leader needed.

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Walking Meditation Do you love trees in all seasons? Do you love the forest’s sounds? Do you love the soft earth under your feet? Do you enjoy walking intentionally so you don’t miss anything? If you do, you will want to join friends who enjoy the same pleasures. We are aiming for a Friday - once a week? Once a month? What suits you? Call Miriam Thompson at 919-370-4114 to schedule a time and walking path. Seymour Center

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Walking – Outdoors Fast-paced walking group walks on trails and through wooded areas, weather permitting. Need to be ag-

Tuesdays (350000) 8:30 – 9:30 am Yoga This gentle physical form of Yoga has an emphasis on flexibility and movement, as well as breathing. Research shows that Yoga is excellent for good bone health as well. Please arrive a few minutes early to secure a place in class. Class minimum 6, maximum 12. Instructor: Barbara Lang Fee: $24/4 classes; $48/8 classes; or $72/12 classes. Coupon books are available. Seymour Center

Mon & Wed (352003-09, 10, 11) 1 – 1:50 pm

60-Day/60-Mile Walking Challenge The 60-Day/60Mile Walking Challenge is designed to get you moving every day for about 20 minutes. Research has shown that walking or moving continuously for just 20 minutes a day can significantly improve your physical and emotional health. Our challenge to you is to walk a mile a day, or simply sustain 20 minutes of daily physical activity. The Challenge will ring in the New Year on January 9 and end in March, in time to welcome spring with newfound energy and improved health.

Challenge Kick-Off Event: Where: The Seymour Center When: January 9, 2014, from 10 am – 12 noon *** Join us for prizes, refreshments, and fun! *** Registration: You can register for the Challenge at the Seymour Center and the Central Orange Senior Center. At the end of the Challenge, take a simple survey, give us some feedback and you will be entered to win a great prize! Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?

Physical Therapy Clinics at Senior Centers Are you in need of some physical therapy? Has your healthcare provider prescribed it?

It’s available Tuesdays and Thursdays at both the Seymour and Central Orange Senior Centers. Private Insurance and Medicare accepted. Call 919-624-0388 for an appointment at the Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough with

ElderFit In-Home Rehab Physical Therapy. Call 919-732-6600 for an appointment at the Seymour Center, Chapel Hill with University Physical Therapy.

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FITNESS STUDIO- SEYMOUR CENTER Department on Aging - Wellness Program The fitness studio in the Seymour maintain balance and build strength. The Center is 624 sq ft of space nestled inside fitness area’s exercise machines were the state of the art 25,000 sq ft Center. donated by UNC Health Care. Eligibility: The fitness studio, with exercise machines, Orange County Residents age 55 and older helps users increase their endurance, are eligible to join. Membership Fees Individuals Couple $ $ Annual Rate: 200 (one lump sum) 300 $ Bi-Annual Rate: 120 (paid on joining & 6 month intervals) $160 $ Quarterly Rate: 65 (paid quarterly – Jan, April, July, Oct) $90 $ $ Monthly Rate: 25 (paid by the 10th of each month) 35 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 Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, 919-245-4270. Operational Hours Personal Trainer Staff Hours Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm Mon, Wed, Fri 1 - 4 pm Tues & Thurs: 8 am – 8:30 pm Tues & Thurs*: 8 am - 1 pm Saturdays: 9 am – 1:30 pm Sat. varied/month During peak times of use, machines will be limited to 30 minutes each. *10 am - 12 noon Tues/ Thurs, no personal trainer on duty. Personal Trainer Appointments - All Fitness Room Members are permitted 1 FREE 30-minute Personal Trainer session, annually, in addition to the Fitness Room orientation with Nancy Alton, BS/ACE certified Personal Trainer. Additional one-on-one or balance-training sessions with Nancy are available for $25 per 1-hour session. All personal trainer sessions are by appointment only made at the Seymour Center’s front desk.

SENIOR CENTER SportsPlex Membership Department on Aging - Wellness Program - A special Membership fee is being offered exclusively to members joining through the Senior Center. It includes Fitness and Cardio Centers, Group Exercise Classes (land and water) offered at the SportsPlex facility and Aquatics Center. The SportsPlex is a SilverSneakers facility. (To qualify, you must be a Medicare-eligible member of a health plan that offers the SilverSneakers Fitness program.) More than 40 Medicare health plans offer the program as a benefit to members across the nation. Individuals should check with their insurance providers for availability/eligibility. This fitness program is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity. Eligibility: Orange County Residents age 55 and older are eligible to join. Fee Structure - To optimize the SportsPlex offerings and to encourage as many participants as possible, Orange County has a special fee. However, scholarships are available on a sliding scale to people with low incomes. Membership Fees Annual Rate: Paid in Full by:

Individuals Couple $300 (one lump sum) $420 Cash, Check, Credit Card, or monthly $25 drafts for individuals and $35 drafts for couples.

The $49 new membership fee is waived upon completion of the physical function screen and payment of the membership fee. Non-county residents, and those wishing not to complete the bi-annual required physical function screen, may join the SportsPlex at the following rates: Individual: $35.99 – monthly $431.88 – annually Couple: $49.99 – monthly $599.88 – annually Scholarships are available. Direct requests to Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, 919-245-4270. Operational Hours Mon - Sat: 5:30 am – 10 pm • Mon - Sat: Pool closes at 9 pm • Sundays: 12 noon – 7 pm Personal Trainer Appointments Schedule an appointment directly with SportsPlex approved trainers at 919-644-0339.


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WELLNESS – 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

Wednesdays (352505) Central Orange SC Thursdays (252501-1) 9:30 – 11:30 am Chair Massage Dede Banks is nationally certified in therapeutic massage, has extensive experience working with older adults, and can focus on problematic areas. Call 919-968-2070 for appointment. Fee: $10/15 minutes. Gift certificates available. Seymour Center

1st Thurs, Dec 5; Jan 2; Feb 6 (352502) 9:30 am – 1 pm Esthetic /Natural Skin Care Spa Receive a facial with Massage by Getty Nejad, Licensed Esthetician & Registered Nurse. Call a Senior Center to schedule your 30-min appointment. Please note the “no- show” policy. Fee: $25 Central Orange SC (252512) 1st Fri, Dec 6; Jan 3; Feb 7 2- 4 pm Seymour Center

2nd & 4th Fri, Dec 13, 27; Jan 10, 24; Feb 14, 28 (352503) 2- 4 pm “Fit Feet” Program A toenail trimming service by appointment only provided by trained RNs for adults’ age 55+. All NEW clients must complete an initial health assessment and MUST BRING THEIR DOCTOR’S REFERRAL WITH THEM TO FIRST APPOINTMENT, OR SERVICE WILL BE DENIED! For medical transportation, if necessary, call E-Z rider at 919-968-2772, within the Chapel Hill – Carrboro city limits. In the county, call OPT at 919-2452008. For a “Fit Feet” appointment, call the Senior Center nearest you.

Senior Times Fee: $12/visit for Orange County residents $25/visit for non-residents. *Regular schedule changed due to holiday Central Orange SC, 919- 245-2015 2nd & 4th * Wed, Dec 11, Fri, Dec 20 (252502)  9 am – 4 pm 2nd & 4th * Fri, Jan 3, Wed, Jan 15 (252502) 9 am – 4 pm 2nd & 4th Wed, Feb 12, 26 (252502)  9 am – 4 pm 5th Wed, Jan 29 (25202-01)  9 am – 3 pm Seymour Center, 919- 968-2070 1st & 3rd Wed, Dec 4, 18 (352508)  9 am – 4 pm * 2nd & 4th Wed, Jan 8, 22 (352508)  9 am – 4 pm 1st & 3rd Wed, Feb 5, 19 (352508)  9 am – 4 pm 2nd Wed, Dec 11; Feb 12 (352508)  9 am – 1 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. Please call Yvette Hall at the UNC Center for Aging and Health at 919-843-4096. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC Seymour Center

Personal Trainer Services This service is available to all Seymour Center Fitness Room Members. Each member is permitted one annual FREE 30-minute Personal Trainer session in addition to the Fitness Room orientation with Nancy Alton BS /ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Nancy also specializes in one on one balance training. Additional private sessions are available for $25 per 1hr session. All personal trainer sessions are by appointment made at the Seymour Center front desk. Fee: $25/hour (after first 30-min free session) Seymour Center

Mondays (353595) 1 - 4 pm Wednesdays (353595) 1– 4 pm Tues & Thurs (353595) 8 am – 1:30 pm Fri – dates vary/month (353595) 1 – 4 pm Sat – dates vary /month (353595) Call for times

Physical Function Screen THIS FREE ASSESSMENT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR EVERYONE BEFORE THE INITIAL USE OF THE FITNESS STUDIO; AND BI-ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, AT THE Seymour Center; AND TO GET THE CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER’S SPORTSPLEX MEMBERSHIP RATE. Participants receive recommendations for individual improvements. Do you want to know how you can improve your strength, balance and agility over time, or how your fitness levels compare with others your age? A physical therapist will give you a written report with your functioning levels. The assessment will take about 45-minutes to complete, including your personal feedback. If you have any questions about the program, contact Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, 919-2454270. This service is provided in part by the UNC Program on Physical Therapy in the Schools of Allied Health, a division of the UNC School of Medicine. Call 919-968-2070 for the Seymour Center, and 919-2452015 for the Central Orange SC for an appointment and to receive your forms. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Fri, Dec, 13, 20; Jan 10, 17; Feb 14, 21 (252503)  9 am – 4 pm Seymour Center

Fri, Dec 6; Jan 3; Feb 7 (352506)  9 am – 4 pm Reflexology Reflexology is the application of pressure stretch and movement to the hands and feet. It is designed to effect corresponding parts of the body. It is used primarily for relaxing tension, improving body circulation, revitalizing energy and promoting better health and well-being. From ancient texts, illustrations, and artifacts we know about some early civilizations who worked on feet as a method for activating the healing powers of the body in order to promote good health. Call the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070 for an appointment. Provider: Vimle Bajpai, Certified Reflexologist Fee: Donations only for 50-min appointment Seymour Center

Fridays (352541) 12 noon – 4 pm

December - February 2014 Reiki Would you like to increase your energy and circulation? Relieve stress and pain, or improve sleep? Reiki can help with all of these - and more. It adjusts according to the needs of the recipient while supporting the body’s natural healing abilities and balancing body energy. Dr Oz says Reiki is one of his favorite alternative medicine remedies, and that he and his family have been using it for years. What should you expect? During a Reiki session the recipient lies comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table while listening to soothing music. This creates a relaxed state while allowing the body to use its natural healing abilities. Call Lorraine Lewis (for the Seymour Center) at 919-967-2215, a Reiki practitioner for 25 years or e-mail: lorrainelewis@earthlink.net . For the Central Orange SC, contact Sallie McDevitt at 919-383-3634, a Reiki practitioner for 11 years, or email: sallie.reiki@ gmail.com. Call the Seymour Center at 919- 968-2070, or the Central Orange SC at 919-245-2015 for an appointment. Fees: Seymour Center: $55/1 hr; $65/1.5 hrs Central Orange SC: $10/15 min, $25/30 min, $35/45 min, $55/1 hr *Please note the “no-show” fee policy. Central Orange SC

Mondays (252506) 

2: 30 – 4:30 pm

Seymour Center

2nd and 4th Wed (352564) 

12 noon – 5 pm

Telehealth Monitoring Would you like to be able to track your blood pressure, weight and pulse on a weekly basis without having to write anything? You can by participating in this program, a free computer-monitoring health care system. Participating clients will be screened for risk factors of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The screening includes answering health questions and obtaining blood pressure, pulse, and weight. Clients are eligible to participate in the kioskmonitoring program, which will be a self-management program. The Telehealth monitor is made possible


December - February 2014 by the Carol Woods’ Community Connections project funded by Duke Endowment. Contact Latonya Brown, 919-245-4270, to schedule your initial appointment. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Therapeutic Massage Dede Banks is a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist #2009. She has extensive experience working with older adults. Focus on problematic areas, or get a total body massage. Call 919-968-2070 for appointment. Fees: $50/50 minutes; $55/1 hour; $65/ 1.5 hours. Gift certificates are available. Please note the “noshow” fee policy. Seymour Center (352512) Tues & Thurs 9 am - 2 pm Therapeutic Massage Michael A Savino, CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist), is a licensed Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork Therapist #00703. Swedish, Shiatsu, and Reiki technique massage. Call 919- 9671043 for information, or to schedule a Sat appointment. Call 919-968-2070 for a week day appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please note the “no-show” fee policy.

Senior Times note the “no-show” fee policy. Seymour Center

2nd & 4th Wednesdays (352514) Appointments only Note: “No-Show” Policy for Esthetic, Reiki, Therapeutic Massage and Trager Clients is to collect $20 for a scheduled appointment if it’s not cancelled a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled time. If proper notice has not been given and/ or there is a client “no-show”, the Senior Center will bill the client for expenses. Further appointments will not be allowed until this fee has been received.

Seymour Technology Center Computer Classes Winter 2014 SESSION

ENROLL at- The Seymour Center – Phone: 919-968-2070 If you have questions or need assistance with class choices, please call Mike Gilliom – 919-636-0993

To check our class schedule, enroll, Seymour Center or sign up for our announcements, Mondays (352515) 9 am – 2 pm Tues & Thurs evenings (352521) go to our web site: www.seymourtechcenter.org Appointments only Therapeutic Massage Toni Shaw is certified in therapeutic massage, has extensive experience working with older adults. She can focus on problematic areas, or give a total body massage. It’s your choice! Call 919-245-2015 for an appointment. Fees: $10/15 minutes; $25/30 minutes; $35/45 minutes; and $55/1 hour. Gift certificates are available. Please note the “no-show” fee policy below. Central Orange SC

Mondays (252509) 9 am – 2 pm Trager – Gentle Body Therapy Lorraine Lewis, certified Trager Practitioner, provides one-on-one sessions based on work done by Dr Milton Trager. You will experience greater ease, comfort, joy, mobility (it helps to “oil” the joints), balance and peaceful relaxation in your mind/body/ spirit. Call 919-968-2070 for an appointment. Fees: $55/1 hour; $65/1.5 hours. Please

GENERAL INFORMATION Prerequisites: You must own an IBM-compatible Personal Computer with Windows XP or higher operating system. If you have little or no experience, your first course should be Computer Fundamentals. Many of the classes we teach run on Windows PCs as well as MacBooks. You may bring your MacBook to class and use it for any of the following classes: iPad, Facebook, Ancestry, Pinterest, Digital Photography, Picasa. Supplies: Students will need to purchase, and bring to class, a USB Flash drive with a GB of free space. For Computer Fundamentals, a 4 or 8 Gig drive is more than enough. Go to an office supply or big box store and buy their cheapest drive. Curriculum: In 3 monthly sessions, courses range from basics to more advanced topics and are tailored to seniors age 50 and above.

Schedule: Full courses run 12-16 hours, with 2 two-hour classes a week for 3-4 weeks. Workshops and Seminars vary. See the table that follows. Instruction: Classes enroll a maximum of 9 students, each with a computer and a comprehensive student guide. Experienced teachers, one for every 3 students, provide generous individual attention. You should plan to practice on a computer at home, about 1 hour for each hour in class. Classes for the Vision Impaired: The Seymour Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering courses tailored to individuals with vision impairments that range from moderate to severe. In particular, we plan to offer the Computer Fundamentals course utilizing the screen reading program JAWS, enabling full use of the PC without reliance upon a mouse or a monitor. Beyond the PC, mobile technology is also becoming accessible to those with limited or no sight. Both the iPad and the iPhone have auditory capabilities making much of their capability usable via speech and hearing (for example, the sending and receiving of email). If you, or anyone whom you know, are interested, please contact Tim Miles at 919-969–3032 x228, or ocdisabilityawareness@gmail.com for further information. • • • • • • WINTER 2014 COURSES Computer Fundamentals using Windows 7 and 8 gives the beginner, or person with limited experience, the basic concepts, skills and tools such as: terminology, using the mouse proficiently, and mastery of the keyboard. You also receive a general grounding in word processing and a brief introduction to the Internet, web browsing, and e-mail. The relative emphasis on Windows 7 and 8 will depend on the needs of the particular class. Class fee: $25. Computer Maintenance Workshop – In this 4-hour workshop, you will learn that 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.

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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.

Computer Security & Backup: Protect Yourself - Free Seminar – U.S. online shoppers number over 100 million. In this free seminar you will learn some of the basic ways to protect yourself in this fast-paced online world. Of course, in spite of our best efforts, things can go wrong. You need to have good computer security software and a backup method in place for your computer files. We will teach you how to install Microsoft Security Essentials and give you some easy-to-do computer backup alternatives. Free Seminar

Converting to Gmail – This workshop will lead you through converting from your old email address to Gmail. Converting means you will be prepared to stop using your old email address and will make all your email messages come to your new address. Many students will do the entire conversion in the workshop, because Google has written conversion tools that make things easy! Prerequisites: Let the instructor know ahead of time which old email system you are using, so he can be ready when you arrive. Send Mike Gilliom a note with your old email address to mgilliom@gmail.com. Also bring to class your old email address and account password. We will use these as part of the conversion to Gmail. And, if you don’t yet have a Gmail account, go to google.com and get one– and bring this address and password, too. Class Fee: $15

Everything Google Workshop- Google offers us lots of free, web-based programs along with the free space for storing the files we create or upload. In this workshop, we will examine several of Google’s free programs, including Documents, Spreadsheets, Photos and Videos (Picasa), Calendar, YouTube, Maps, Google Earth, Blogs, Groups, Drive and Books. You will learn how these programs are used to collaborate on projects and to share your creativity with family and friends. Class Fee $15.

Exploring Windows 7 - This eight-session 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


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Senior Times

December - February 2014

WINTER COURSE SCHEDULE * COURSE JAN FEB MAR TurboTax (2 days) Introduction to Digital Photography and Picasa(8 days) Computer Fundamentals using Windows 7 & 8 (8 days) Exploring Windows 7 (8 days) Computer Security & Backup Seminar (1 day) Skype (1 day) (W) Intro to Windows 8 Seminar (1 day) Converting to & Using Gmail (W) (1 day) Introduction to Facebook (W) (2 days) Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 (W) (3 days) Everything Google (W) (1 day) iPad/iTunes/iCloud (W) (2 days) Computer Maintenance (W) (2 days) Introduction to Your Mac & OS (W) (1 day) File Management (W) (2 days) Picasa Essentials: Org, Edit & Share Photos (8 days) Pinterest Workshop (1 day) Using Windows 8 (6 days) Introduction to Ancestry.Com (W) (2 days) * Courses meet for 2 hours twice a week for 4 weeks, except as noted.

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January Session Prepare Your Taxes-Turbo Tax (W)(35901-02) Fri (Jan 24 & 31) Intro to Dig Photography and Picasa(359055-03) Mon/Wed (Jan 27-Feb 19) Comp Fund Using Windows 7 & 8(359000-03) Mon/Wed (Jan 27-Feb 19) Exploring Windows 7(359054-03) Tues/Thurs (Jan 28-Feb 20) Comp Security & Backup Seminar(359025-03) Fri (Jan 31)

APR

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January 27 – 31, 2014 1- 4 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 1- 3 p.m. 1- 3 p.m. 9-11:30 a.m.

February Session February 7 – 28, 2014 Skype (W) (359004-04) Fri (Feb 7) 9-11 a.m. Intro to Windows 8 Seminar(359052-01) Tues (Feb 11) 9-11 a.m. Converting to Gmail (W)(359018-03) Thurs (Feb 13) 9-11 a.m. Intro to Facebook (W)(359008-03) Mon/Wed (Feb 24 & 26) 1- 3 p.m. Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 (W)(359014-03) Tues/Thurs (Feb 25, 27, Mar 4) 1- 3 p.m. Everything Google (W)(359006-04) Fri (Feb 28) 9-11 a.m. March Session iPad/iTunes/iCloud (W)(359050-02) Mon/Wed (Mar 3 & 5) Computer Maintenance (W)(359010-02) Thurs/Tues (Mar 6 & 11) Intro to MAC & OS X (W)(359010-02) Thurs (Mar 13) File Management (W)(359001-02) Thurs/Tues (Mar 13 & 18) Comp Security & Backup Seminar(359035-04) Thurs (Mar 20) Picasa Essentials: Org.Photos(359055-04) Mon/Wed (Mar 24-Apr 16) Comp Fund using Windows 8(359000-04) Mon/Wed (Mar 24-Apr 16) iPad/iTunes/iCloud (W)(359050-03) Tues/Thurs (Mar 25 & 27) Skype (W)(359004-01) Fri (Mar 28) April Session Pinterest.com (W)(359036-02) Tues (Apr 1) Using Windows 8(359052-04) Tues/Thurs (Apr 1-17) Intro to Ancestry.com (W)(359031-02) Thurs (Apr 3 & 10)

• • • • • REGISTRATION FEES

Course Fee: 16 hour classes - $25; workshops - $15; seminars - free. Payment – In person by credit card or by personal check payable to “OCDOA” (Orange County Dept. on Aging). Payment is due at time of registration.

March 3 – 27, 2014 9 - noon 1- 3 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 1- 3 p.m. 9-11:30 a.m. 9-11 a.m. 1- 3 p.m. 1- 4 p.m. 9-11 am April 1 – 17, 2014 9-11 a.m. 1- 3 p.m. 9-11 a.m.

Without the continuing support of the Orange County Department on Aging and the Seymour Center, this program would not be possible.

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. Prerequisites: Student should be familiar with using a mouse and have some confidence using a computer. Class fee: $25. File Management Workshop – This workshop will help you become more self-sufficient in managing the information you choose to save on your Personal Computer. It guides you through practice exercises that use features of the operating system designed to create and organize “folders” that hold the information you produce or obtain from other sources. This will help you get started reorganizing your personal files and folders so that they are easier to locate and access. The skills practiced in this workshop are applicable to every task you perform on your computer. Class fee: $15. Introduction to Ancestry.Com Workshop - We will cover the fundamentals of beginning to create your family genealogy using Ancestry. Com. We will go through some actual examples, such as using the US Census, birth, marriage, and death records to tie them to your own family history. Class Fee: $15 Introduction to Digital Photography and Picasa is a handson course that introduces the student to digital photography. You will learn how to operate your camera, practice tips for taking good pictures, and import your digital photos from your camera onto the computer using Picasa. We’ll do some basic image editing, and then share photos using e-mailing and printing. Prerequisites: Students must have a digital camera and have a working knowledge of Windows. Please bring your camera, with its battery charged, your camera manual, a flash drive with at least 2 GB of space, and the cable that connects your camera to a computer to class. See course Organizing, Editing & Sharing Photos using Picasa above & below for the description of the course that covers many more Picasa features. Class fee: $25. Introduction to Facebook Workshop–Facebook is used and enjoyed by people of all ages. Facebook provides easy ways to exchange


December - February 2014 communication with friends and family. You will learn about how to view and post your own photos, video, and messages. You will learn about posting on friends’ “Walls“, “Commenting” on friends’ pictures, and real-time Chat. Personal privacy and security recommendations are stressed. Class fee: $15 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Workshop - This 3-session workshop will introduce Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to use the ribbon. We will cover the creation of your first document. You’ll learn to move around in your document, using formatting marks, moving text by using Cut and Paste, and changing line spacing and alignment in Word 2010. Class fee: $15. Introduction to Windows 8 - In this seminar, learners will experience the new features of Windows 8 including the standard apps (applications) and learners will get a great overview of how to navigate Windows 8. Free Seminar Intro to Your Mac & OS X Workshop This 2-hour workshop is for Mac owners and students who want to know more before buying their first Mac. We will introduce you to the variety of Macs available today and then look at many of the Mac’s basic features. We will examine the elements of the desktop, dock, and menu bar; the Finder and OS X folder structure; setting system preferences (settings for folders, hardware, internet, printer); setting up user accounts; and give you an overview of the key software on your Mac. Please note: Our classroom is set up only with PCs. Our instructor will be demonstrating

Charles Warren, as he navigates through one of our latest Seymour Technology classes, is an inspiration to us all. At the young age of 95 years, he says, “Make sure I look intelligent in this picture.”

Senior Times and leading student exercises using a Mac laptop and classroom projector. Bring your own Mac laptop and do sample exercises along with the instructor. The instructor’s handout can guide Mac desktop users through these same exercises at home. When you enroll, send your email address to seymourtechcenter@gmail.com so you can talk ahead of time with the instructor about your current Mac and PC experience. Class fee $15 iPad/iTunes/iCloud Workshop –This 2-session workshop will answer the questions: “How do I use the iPad and how does it relate to iTunes and iCloud”. You will be introduced to the standard applications as well as some highly-recommended apps for the iPad. To learn iTunes and the art of importing your Music CDs and burning your own favorite playlist to CD you will use one of our classroom PCs - or you can also bring your laptop to class. Class fee $15 Picasa Essentials: Organizing, Editing & Sharing Photos using Picasa 3 - You will learn to install Picasa, the free PC program from Google, and organize, edit and share your digital photos. In class, you will download your photos from your camera to a computer. You 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 and collages. You will create your own web albums, order prints online and share your photos with your friends. Prerequisites: Students must have a digital camera and have a working knowledge of Windows. Please bring a flash drive with at least 2 GB of space for the first session. Later you will bring your camera with its battery charged and the cable that connects your camera to a computer to class. Class fee: $25 Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, ‘re-pin’ images to their own pinboards, or ‘like’ photos. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love. Class Fee $15 Prepare Your Taxes Using “TurboTax” Software Work-

shop is a two-session course that teaches you to use the current tax year version of the popular “TurboTax” software program to prepare and file your federal and North Carolina state income tax returns. Using a practice problem, you will focus on how to enter your income and deductions, how to check for errors, how to finalize the return, and how to use the electronic filing features of TurboTax. You will also learn how to import tax data from such financial software programs as Quicken and from brokerage firms and other financial institutions. Prerequisites: Students should have completed Computer Fundamentals or equivalent, be familiar with using a mouse, and have some confidence using a computer. Class fee: $15. Skype Workshop - Skype is a very popular way to stay in touch with your loved ones! Skype is a free program that lets you make voice or video calls over the Internet using your computer’s web camera and microphone. Calls to other Skype computers are free, and calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee. Skype also supports instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing. Skype has many millions of registered users. In this workshop we will start by helping you connect your own computer or tablet to the internet. Then we will explore Skype’s key features. If you bring your own laptop or tablet to class, you must have Skype already installed with a Skype account name and password already checked out. To set up a Skype account, go to www.skype.com, click the Download button, and follow the instructions for setting up Skype for your particular computer or tablet. Of course, you are welcome to use your Skype account with one of our PCs. Start times: If you’d like to bring your own device (laptop or tablet), come at 9 am and be ready to connect to our classroom internet network. Otherwise, come at 9:30 and use our desktop computers. Skype instruction starts at 9:30. Class Fee $15 Using Windows 8 - Learners will experience the new features of Windows 8 including how to personalize their device, understand basic navigation of Windows 8, downloading apps they like, and will learn about using the cloud to their advantage. Class Fee $15

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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 (357070) Wednesdays 3 pm Caregivers’ Support Groups Meet with other caregivers to share experiences, learn new skills, and to get answers to questions about dementia and other long-term disabilities. Group is open, friendly and informal. Reservations are not required but supervised activities can be available for loved ones during group time with a reservation 24 hours in advance. For reservations, call 919-968-2087. For more information about the group and caregiving in general, call Pam Tillett at 919245-4278. Central Orange SC (255005-1) 1st Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 4 – 5:30 pm Seymour Center (352754) 2nd Tues, Dec 10; Jan 14; Feb 11 4 - 5 pm Hearing Loss Association of Chapel Hill Call Ruth Miller, 919-622-8467. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Diseases Support Group Any person, or family member, with a Chronic Disease is welcome to join the group, and is also encouraged to participate in the 6-week “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” course taught quarterly at the Seymour Center. (See the Wellness – Special Events section for additional information) or call Pam Tillett, group leader, at 919-245-4278. Seymour Center (352772) 1st Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 1 - 2 pm Low Vision Support Group For more info contact Carol Tickle at 919-643-2620. Seymour Center (352777) 1st Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 10 am


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ART & CRAFT CLASSES SUPPORT GROUPS

Mild Cognitive Impairment Couples Support Group This support group is for people who have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, and have insight. The purpose of the group is to enable individuals and their spouses to share their experiences with mild cognitive losses in an accepting and supportive environment. For new membership or more information, contact Pam Tillett, MSW, Orange County Department on Aging, at 919-245-4278. Seymour Center (352767) 2nd and 4th Fri, Dec 13, 27; Jan 10, 24; Feb 14, 28 10:30 am – 12 noon Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group Join other individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to share experiences and concerns, give and receive emotional support, learn more about MS and strategies for living and coping with this disease. For further information call: Barbara 919-9681530; Nancy 919-956-5849; or Alex 919-572-6336. Seymour Center (352752) Last Tues, Jan 28; Feb 25 6:30 – 8 pm NAMI Orange County Support Group The group is sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Orange County. It 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 Kay Maltbie at 919-402-1630 or KayeMaltbie@gmail.com. More information about NAMI Orange County is available at www.NAMIOrange.org Seymour Center (357009) 2nd & 4th Tues, Dec 10; Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25 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, contact: Jessica L. Katz, MSW, P-LCSW Center Coordinator & Clinical Social Worker, National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Movement Disorders Center, UNC-CH Department of Neurology 919-843-1657, or visit the website: www.chapelhillparkinsons.weebly.com

Senior Times Seymour Center (352851) 1st Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Open to both the person with Parkinson’s and/or the caregiver. Lunch is served at 12 noon before the meeting. Get lunch tickets at the center beginning at 11 am. They are given on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed for the group. Seymour Center (352879) 1st Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 1:30 - 3 pm Central Orange SC (255004-1) 4th Wed, Jan 22; Feb 26 11 am – 12 noon (no meeting on Dec 25) Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Addition There is a new addition to the regularly held Chapel Hill Parkinson’s Support Group! The format is: carepartners meet 12:30 - 1:30 pm, and the full group meets 1:30 - 3 pm every 1st Tues of the month at the Seymour Center. Every other month, people with Parkinson’s will meet WHILE the care-partners meet, but separately, at the white table in the small alcove outside the Dogwood room. Please visit: www.chapelhillparkinsons.weebly.com for updates. For questions, contact the support group leader, Jessica Katz, at 919843-1657 or jkatz@neurology.unc. edu. Seymour Center

Tues, Jan 7 1:30 – 3 pm (No meeting in Dec and Feb) Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) PH Association Requests: Patients, family members, friends, and anyone who would like to learn more about this disease are welcome to come and participate in this quarterly meeting. For information, call Teresa Remaley, Accredo RN, BSN at 1-336501-8175. Seymour Center (352833) Sat, Feb 15 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Quarterly Deep Brain Stimulation Education/Support Group UNC Movement Disorders Center will be hosting an education and support group for Deep Brain Stimulation. This group will be offered on a quarterly basis. Snacks will be provided – yum! Anyone who has had DBS, and their families, are welcome to join us. Due to limited room capacity, please pre-register by contacting Jessica Katz, UNC Center Coordinator and

December - February 2014

Clinical Social Worker, at 919-8431657 or jkatz@neurology.unc.edu. Seymour Center

TBA – contact Jessica Katz 2 – 3 pm Stroke Support Group Contact Kelly O’Brien at 919-9662029 UNC Wellness Center @ Meadowmont 2nd Wed, Dec 11; Jan 8; Feb 12 1 pm Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited Contact Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC/SLP, Founder and Senior Advisor for the support group by calling 919-800-8047 or visit the web site at www.asphasiaproject.org Seymour Center (352753) Tuesdays 12:30 -1:30 pm

ART CLASSES Artists Together: Open Art Studio Open Art Studio is a unique opportunity for artists to drop in for extra time to work on specific projects, to encourage mastery of skills and to have social interaction with other artists. The studio is open to artists of all media types. Newcomers are welcome. You will need to bring your own supplies. No formal instruction. Seymour Center

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 - 11 am

(357061)

Chinese Brush Painting Participants will learn techniques to paint flowers, animals, birds, landscapes or other areas of interest. Classes are for all levels of experience, from beginner to experienced, as the students receive individualized instruction. Please bring the following supplies: a pad of newsprint, small bottle of black ink, set of water colors, an ink stone or small dish for the ink, a plastic container for water, as well as medium and small brushes. Brushes from China and rice paper may be purchased from the instructor. Instructor: Jinxiu Alice Zhao studied Chinese Brush Painting for 20 years in Hubei Province, China. Fee: $80 per 8 week Session Seymour Center Tues, Jan 7 – Feb 25 (354007-06)  2 – 3:30 pm Mixed Media Art In this mixed media creative class students will explore a variety of techniques and materials, which may

include: carving your own rubber stamp for printing; stenciling; matte mediums; pen and ink; assorted specialty papers and paints. Possible projects include an art book; a journal; artist trading cards; greeting cards and canvas work. Instructor: Sandra Smith Fee: $40 (Includes all materials and supplies) Central Orange SC

Session I: Mon, Nov 25 – Dec 16 (244013-12) 6 – 8 pm Session II: Mon, Dec 30 – Jan 27 (no class Jan 20) (244013-01) 6 – 8 pm Session III: Mon, Feb 3 – 24 (244013-02) 6 – 8 pm Oil Painting – Beginning Class is a general introduction to art history, including 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, and musician Fee: $60 per session (6 weeks) Central Orange SC

Session I: Mon or Wed, Jan 6 – Feb 12 (no class Jan 20) (254014-01)  3 – 5 pm Session II: Mon or Wed, Feb 17 – Mar 26 (254014-02)  3 – 5 pm Seymour Center

Session I: Mon or Fri, Nov 4 – Dec 13 (354002-10)  10 am -12 noon Session II: Mon or Fri, Jan 6 – Feb 14 (354002- 02)  10 am – 12 noon Session III: Mon or Fri, Feb 17 – Mar 28 (354002-03) 10 am – 12 noon Pastel Painting - Basic Enjoy some of the techniques of pastel painting that made Degas famous. Materials list is available at the Seymour Center’s front desk. Instructor: Herb Slapo is a member of the Pastel Society of America and long-time pastel instructor. Fee: $48 (6 weeks) Seymour Center

Session I: Mon, Jan 6 – Feb 10 (354008-03)  1 - 3 pm Session II: Mon, Feb 17 – Mar 24 (354008-04)  1 – 3 pm Watercolor - Advanced Since this is an advanced level class, the instructor determines admission to class. Contact the center for ad-


December - February 2014 ditional information. Limited to 10 students. Instructor: Luna Lee Ray Fee: $50 Central Orange SC

Thurs, Jan 23 – Feb 20 1:30 – 3:30 pm (254010-01) Watercolor Art Classes Whether you are a beginner of an accomplished artist, you will learn in this class and complete a beautiful, readyto-frame painting on your own. If you want the instructor to provide all of your materials, the $35 fee should be paid directly to her. Instructor: Carol Fynn Fee: $60 for 4 week class, plus optional $35 materials fee Seymour Center

Session I: Amish Buggy (354010-01) Wed, Jan 8 – Feb 5 (no class Jan 22) 9 am – 12 noon Session II: Cone Flowers & Hostas (354010-02) Wed, Feb 19 – Mar 12 9 am – 12 noon

CRAFT CLASSES Bobbin Lace Making Newcomers are always welcome. Some instruction is available, as are supply resources. Contact: Janice Tyler at 919245-4255, or jtyler@orangecountync. gov Seymour Center

Daytime group meets on 1st & 3rd Mon (356004) 11 am – 1 pm Evening Group meets on occasional Thurs (356019) 7– 9 pm Busy Beaders of Central Orange - Jewelry Making Spend time with friends beading! Join us at any level from beginning to intermediate. You can bring your own beads, necklaces you want to re-string, or purchase supplies at the class. Exciting new beads and gemstone quality beads will be available at great prices. Work on your choice of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or a matching set. Make something for yourself or gifts for others! Instructor: Kayla Zaragoza Fee: FREE (plus supplies purchased from instructor or on your own) Central Orange SC

Fridays(244005) 3 – 5 pm Central Orange Carvers (woodcarving) The carving club invites you to join us

Senior Times in woodcarving. We meet on Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 pm and 6 – 7:30 pm. You may attend either class, or both. If you have no experience in carving we will teach you starting with safety, sharpening, wood grain, stop cuts and center lines. After you complete a boot carving, you may choose your own hand carving project. We’ll help you select tools to buy if you like carving and want to continue. This class is free. Your only cost will be for your own tools and supplies. The boot cut out is $1 and we will loan you tools to use as you begin. We invite experienced carvers to share your skills with us. We are in need of an experienced carver in human figures. Terry Bennett will assist you in relief and chip carving and Charlie Foote in the round carving with special experience in birds. Central Orange SC

Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 pm or Wednesdays  6 – 7:30 pm

(254033-01) (254033-02)

Central Orange Carvers (wood carving) New! Terry Bennett will be conducting a class on Marquetry and Intarsia. Both are pictures made of different colored pieces of wood, either natural or painted. The various pieces are then put together similar to how a jig saw puzzle is done. Marquetry is made of thin wood you will cut out from a supplied pattern and is a flat surface. Intarsia is made from thicker pieces of wood which may vary in thickness but are rounded on the edges. You may select from three different patterns. Fee will include all needed supplies. Instructor: Terry Bennett Fee: $10 (254035-01) Central Orange SC

Wednesdays, beginning Nov 6 3 – 4:30 pm Central Orange Quilters Work on your own, or group, project. No experience necessary. If you’ve never quilted, others will help you get started. Most of the quilts created by the group are donated to wounded soldiers, or to UNC Children’s Hospital. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Tuesdays 10 am – 1 pm

(257011-1)

Creative Crafters Creative Crafters offers a variety of jewelry making and specific projects that encourage creative and unique craft projects. Classes are held on Tuesdays only at Seymour and Thursdays at Central Orange. The fifth Tuesday will be a special project.

Instructor: Helen Frederick Fee: FREE (plus supplies) Central Orange SC

Thursdays 9 am – 12 noon Dec 5 - 19 Ceramic Painting (254034-12) Jan 2 - 30 Felt Flower Pillows (254034-01) Feb 6- 27 Painted Aprons and Tote Bags (254034-02) Seymour Center (354018) Jewelry Making Tues, Dec 3-17; Jan 7-28; Feb 4-25 10:30 am – 3:30 pm (no class on Dec 24 or Dec 31) Fused Glass Jewelry Ever wanted to design and create your own glass ear rings and pendants to match? Do you want to share your work with friends and family? Here is your chance to do all of the above while experimenting with fused glass. The instructors will guide you through the step by step process in a 4-week class in which you may make up to 10 pieces of jewelry. Once you have taken this class you will want to take it again, or venture into designing and making your own small square or round plates. We also are using wine bottles to create a cheese or dessert serving plate. Space is limited to ten students so sign up soon. Instructors: Bruce Gillooly Fee: $40 per session, + $40 material fee payable to instructor at the first class of each session. Total fee per session: $80. Central Orange SC

Session I: Thurs, Dec 5 – Dec 19 (254020-12) 4 – 5:30 pm (No classes Dec 26 and Jan 2. Prorated fee.) Session II: Thurs, Jan 9 - 30 (254020-01) 4 – 5:30 pm Session III: Thurs, Feb 6 - 27 (254020-02) 4 – 5:30 pm New! Seymour Center

Session I: Thurs, Dec 5 - 19 (354090-01) 1 – 2:30 pm Session II: Thurs, Jan 9-30 (354090-02) 1 – 2:30 pm Session III: Thurs, Feb 6-27 (No class on Dec 26) (354090-03) 1 - 2:30 pm

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Japanese Embroidery Come and learn this specialized art form! Traditional Japanese Embroidery is 1,600 yrs old and only came to the US in 1985. Learning this special art can take up to 10 yrs to complete. The embroidery is done with silk filaments from a cocoon and metal threads on silk fabric. Some pieces have superimposed embroidery (embroidery over embroidery). Motifs are usually flowers, birds, and sometimes human figures. Instructor: Pam Reading, certified instructor by Kurenai Kai in Atlanta, GA. Contact her at 919- 815-2249 or plreading@gmail.com for information on the materials you’ll need. Fee: $75, plus materials fee per session. Seymour Center

Sat & Sun, Feb 22 & 23 (353050) 9 am – 4 pm

Knifty Knitters Come and join our growing knitting community. All levels of ability are welcome. Experienced knitters help beginners with basic knit and purl stitches. Beginning kits available. Although some materials will be available, you are welcome to bring your own yarn and needles. Please call Kai Mei at 919-960-7690 or Maret Garard at 919-619-1142. Kit Fee: FREE Seymour Center

1st & 3rd Thurs Dec 5, 19; Jan 2, 16; Feb 6, 20 (324067) 1:30 – 3 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 (plus supplies) Central Orange SC

Wednesdays (234000-01) 9 – 11 am

Oriental Bracelets Add something new to your collection of accessories! Learn to make and design an oriental bracelet that will accentuate your wrist. No experience required. Class will be laid back, fun and translation assistance will be available. All materials, including a variety of


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Page 24 glass, porcelain, pearl and other assortment of beads will be provided. Limited to 12 participants. Register by Thurs, Dec. 12. Instructors: Diane Chen and Cydnee Sims Fee: $2 for material fee Seymour Center

Thurs, Jan 9 (314011-01) 10:30 am- 12 noon Message in a Bottle Here is your chance to create a universal gift or conversation piece! This heartfelt creation is one that will always be cherished, whether given for valentines, birthday, anniversary or a note for all of your house guests to read. You can add as many messages as you like for just one that is closest to your heart. Limited to 10 participants. Register by Thurs, Feb. 6. Insructor: Becci Ritter Fee: $2 for material fee Seymour Center

Thurs, Feb 13 (314012-01) 10:30 am- 12 noon Quilting with the Gals! Looking to quilt with a fun group of ladies? Work on your own, or group project. Most of the group quilts are donated to charity. Donations of 100% cotton fabric and/or batting accepted. Questions? Call Mary Brady at 813- 957-2205 or Nancy Cable at 919- 968-4228. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Mondays (354024) 10 am – 12 noon 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

Mondays (357038) 1 – 2:30 pm Stitch, Flip, and Iron Crazy Quilts (Advanced & Beginners) Come join us to learn the easiest method to make a crazy quilt. Be warned it can become addictive! We will make a lap quilt in two sessions. All materials provided. Instructor: Sandra L. Smith Fee: $35 per session

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Session I: Thurs, Dec 5 & 12 (224006-18)  6 - 8 pm Session II: Thurs, Jan 9 & 16 (224006-01)  6 - 8 pm Session III: Thurs, Jan 23 & 30 (224006-02)  6 - 8 pm Session IV: Thurs, Feb 20 & 27 (224006-03)  6 - 8 pm  Veterans Morning Out Join Margarite Wilder for a morning of woodworking, painting, and a variety of other projects. Contact the center at 919-245-2015 for additional information. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Mondays(254017-1) 9:30 – 11:30 am Winter Snowman Wreath: A Unique Door Greeter Looking for something different to dress your front door or better yet a neat way to greet your guests this Winter? If you enjoy entertaining and like to try new things to jazz up your home, this unique snowman craft idea will be right up your alley. It will be fun and a very easy to do project. You will love the outcome! Limited to 8 partipants. Register by Thurs, Dec 5. Leader: Cydnee Sims Fee: $3.00 for materials Seymour Center

Thurs, Dec 12 (314013-01) 10:30 am- 12 noon

POTTERY CLASSES Pottery - Advanced This class is for those who have completed the beginning and intermediate classes. Each class begins with a 40 min demonstration. It includes: surface decorating techniques: texturing surfaces and all aspects of wheel throwing. For those not interested in the wheel, making form slabs or clay sculptures is an option. Open studio time is included in the class fee. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 Central Orange SC

Session I: Mon, Dec 2 – 30 (no class Dec 23) (254018-12) 9 am – 1 pm Session II: Mon, Jan 6 – Feb 3 (no class Jan 20) (254018-01)

9 am – 1 pm Session III: Mon, Feb 10 – Mar 3 (254018-02) 9 am – 1 pm Pottery - Beginning & Intermediate Wheel, Hand Building, & Sculpture. This class is for both beginning and intermediate students. Individualized instruction is given in wheel throwing, tile making, slab building and sculpture. Learn the basics or continue to improve your skills. Open studio is included in this class fee. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 Central Orange SC

Session I: Mon, Dec 2 – 30 (no class Dec 23) (224003-12) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Session II: Mon, Jan 6 – Feb 3 (no class Jan 20) (224003-01) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Session III: Mon, Feb 10 – Mar 3 (224003-02) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Pottery - Beginning & Intermediate See description above. Open studio time is included in this class fee. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 Central Orange SC

Session I: Thurs, Dec 5 – Jan 2 (no class Dec 26) (254015-12) 1 – 3 pm Session II: Thurs, Jan 9 – Jan 30 (254015-01) 1 – 3 pm Session III: Thurs, Feb 6 – 27 (254015-02) 1 – 3 pm Pottery – Flower Painting Class is similar to the Monday afternoon advanced pottery class. However, it will have a weekly demonstration on flower painting with slips and stains (for majolica). Green ware can be thrown by the instructor to your specifications and purchased from her. Open studio time is included in the class fee. Instructor: Pip Merrick Fee: $65 Central Orange SC

Session I: Wed, Dec 4 – Jan 8 (no class Dec 25 & Jan 1) (224002-12) 10 am – 12 noon Session I: Wed, Jan 15 – Feb 5 (224002-01) 10 am – 12 noon Session I: Wed, Feb 12 – Mar 5 (224002-02) 10 am – 12 noon

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BRIDGE CLASSES Intermediate Bridge: 2/1 Game Force This class is for the player who is already comfortable with Standard American and wants to learn or review the 2/1 Game Force system. Popular conventions like new-minor forcing and Jacoby 2NT will also be introduced. Each class develops in a logical and progressive fashion with lots of hands on practice. This is a challenging and fun opportunity to improve one’s bridge experience. One need not have a partner, but class size is limited. To register, please call 919-968-2070. Instructor: Valerie Roberts, Certified Bridge Teacher and Director. Student text is 25 Steps to Learing 2/1 by Paul Thurston and is available through Amazon or Baron Barclay. Students are responsible for getting their own text. Further questions may be directed to the instructor at vjroberts3@gmail. com. Fee: $100 (10 weeks) Seymour Center

Thurs, Jan 9 – Mar 13 (354097-04) 9:30 am – 12 noon Bridge: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century Play of the Hand focuses on the role of the declarer although it reviews bidding and discusses defense. This class is meant to present the bridge novice with solid knowledge of basic bridge. It also provides former players a chance to review and improve bridge techniques in the most modern Standard American bidding system. Each lesson develops in a logical and progressive fashion with lots of hands on practice. This card game is challenging, and this class is fun! One need not have a partner. Instructor: Valerie Roberts, Certified Bridge Teacher and Director. Student text is Play of the Hand in the 21st Century which is available through Amazon, Baron Barclay or the instructor. Text is $15 if ordered through the instructor. When you register, please indicate whether you would like to have a text ordered for you. Further questions may be directed to the instructor at vjroberts3@gmail.com. Fee: $100 (10 weeks) Seymour Center

Tues, Jan 7 - Mar 11 (354116-02) 9:30 am - 12 noon


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BRIDGE and OTHER GAMES

Fee: FREE

BRIDGE GAMES

Social Bridge Enjoy an afternoon of social bridge. Newcomers are always welcome. Fee: FREE

Bridge Lab A drop-in Duplicate Bridge game designed for fun and practice. Open discussion is encouraged during and after each hand. This is a great opportunity to enhance your bridge skills in a friendly atmosphere. A basic knowledge of Duplicate Bridge is desirable. No partner is needed. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Wed & Fri (351017) 9:30 am – 12 noon Contract Bridge Newcomers are always welcome. Central Orange SC

Mon & Wed (257004) 1 – 4 pm Duplicate Bridge Friday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge game directors, Ruth and Paul Schwenke, offer this Duplicate Bridge game. You do not need to be an ACBL member to play. Partners are not needed. For questions call 919-933-1474, or raschwenke@nc.rr.com Directors: Ruth and Paul Schwenke, Bronze Life Masters Fee: $6 Seymour Center

Fridays (351015) 1 pm Morning Bridge Game Practice what you have learned! Relearn what you have forgotten! Ask questions! Discuss hands! Come with a partner, improve your bidding, play, meet friends, and have fun. A small fee will be charged. (Note: If you need a partner, contact Harrison Brooke at least a week ahead of time so he can announce it.) Director: Harrison Brooke, ACBL accredited teacher, certified director and gold life master. For questions, contact him at 919-489-0210, or hbrooke@ nc.rr.com (preferred) Seymour Center

Mondays (351002) 9:15 am – 12 noon

Sarah West Social Contract Progressive Bridge This is a friendly game of bridge with a group that has been playing for more than 20 years. New players are always welcome.

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Wed & Fri (351012) 1 – 5 pm

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Mondays (351003) 1 – 4 pm Saturdays (Bring your lunch) 10 am – 1:45 pm

OTHER GAMES Canasta Leader: June Weatherley, 919-9683990 Seymour Center

Thursdays (351013) 1 – 4 pm

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Mondays (351001) 12:30 – 5 pm Call the Seymour Center, or Rebecca Hauser at 919-942-5703 (evenings), to sign up to play on Monday afternoons. Rook If you need to brush up, or if you’ve never played before, come by and the group will teach you how to play. Central Orange SC

Fridays (257007) 9:30 – 11:30 am Rummikub Join us for a new twist on rummy. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you. Contact the center at 919245-2015 for more information.

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Wednesdays(351009) 1 – 3 pm Games Come alone or bring a friend, and enjoy a variety of games. Central Orange SC

Mon – Fri (251001) 9 – 11 am Hand and Foot Card Game This card game is a form of canasta. If you like to play, come join this ongoing group. Central Orange SC

Mon - Fri (251017) 1 – 4 pm Mah Jong This ancient Chinese game is challenging and fun. Central Orange SC

Fridays (257005) 1 – 4 pm New comers welcome, lessons are taught with advance notice by calling the center, 919-245-2015.

English as a Second Language Conversation Lab Class helps adult non-fluent Englishspeaking people improve their comprehension of written and spoken English. It will help participants become more self-sufficient, informed and active in the community. Contact Orange County Literacy Council at 919-6364457, or www.orangeliteracy.org for more information. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Tuesdays (354066) 9 am – 12 noon

Tues: Dec 3 - Feb 26 10 -11 am

Wednesdays (257009) 1 – 5 pm

Game Day Bring a friend and play table games or cards. We are currently looking for Spades players.

Mon & Wed (354067) 10 – 11:30 am

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Mon – Fri (351021) 10 am – 3:30 pm

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Central Orange SC

Mon – Fri (257008) 9 – 11:30 am

Central Orange SC

Mon – Fri (251000) 10 am -12 noon or 1 – 4 pm

Fee: FREE

Learn Mandarin! Come out and learn the basics of Mandarin and Chinese culture in a fun class setting. No prior knowledge is needed. Just your willingness to grasp the language so that you can communicate with your fellow Asian participants. Class materials and instructions will be provided. Instructor: Sarah Lin Fee: FREE

Central Orange SC

Scrabble Club The group is open and friendly. Just show up and enjoy an afternoon of playing scrabble and meeting new friends.

Dominoes Join us for a morning of dominoes and other games.

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Tuesdays (351005) 1 – 5 pm Scrabble Talk Drop in and join this group for a relaxing game of scrabble while catching up on current events. Central Orange SC

Thursdays (253016) 10:30 am – 12 noon Various Card Games Bid Whist, Spades – What’s your game? Come join a table, or start one. Seymour Center

Tues – Fri (351010) 2 – 5 pm

LANGUAGE CLASSES English as a Second Language Beginner Class helps adult non-fluent English speaking people improve their written and spoken English. It will help participants become more self-sufficient, informed and active in the community. Students must register and be tested with the Orange County Literacy Council and attend classes twice a week. Contact 919-636-4457 or www.orangeliteracy.org for more information.

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Spanish (Level IV) - Advanced For those who have completed Level III at the Seymour Center, or several years of classes elsewhere. Class includes conversation, grammar, reading and writing, and is conducted entirely in Spanish. Instructor: Staff of CHICLE (Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Education) Fee $104 per session (8 weeks) $117 per session (9 weeks) Seymour Center

Session I: Fri: Jan 3- Feb 28 (8 weeks) (354016-01 03) 10:15 - 11:15 am Session II: Fri: Nov 1 - Dec 20 (7 weeks) (354016-02)

Spanish - Early Intermediate For people who have taken Level I at the Seymour Center, or have had previous experience in another class. Fee: $91 (7 weeks) per session; $104 per session (8 weeks) Seymour Center

Session I: Mon: Jan 6 - Feb 24 (8 weeks) (354014-01 03) 9:30 – 10:30 am Session II: Mon, Nov 4 - Dec 16 (7 weeks) (354014-02)


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tion techniques and preserved food across the regions •Secrets of the Kitchen •Balancing the Five Tastes •Our Rural Heritage Fee: FREE Seymour Center (343019-02) Fri, Dec. 6-20; Jan 3-24 10 am – 12 noon

Session I Fri, Jan 3 - Feb 28 (9 weeks) (354015- 01 03) 9 – 10 am Session II Fri, Nov 1 - Dec 20 (7weeks) (354015-02)

Astrology Workshop Series Barbel Besseyre, international astrologer and numerologist, will present a series of three Astrology workshops, a unique combination of self-help and astrology. Participants will focus on self-improvement and individual growth, as well as learning about the planets and the signs that influence these areas. Please note: There will be a special presentation on Wed, Jan 22 from 10 – 11 am at the Seymour Center and 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the Central Orange SC. This presentation will give an overview of the course and a chance to meet the instructor prior to signing up. If you plan to attend the presentation, please register by Wed, Jan. 15.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Seymour Center

LANGUAGE CLASSES

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Spanish (Level I) - Introduction to Spanish This is an introductory class designed for people with no previous experience in Spanish. Fee: $104 per session (8 weeks); $91 per session (7 weeks) Seymour Center

Session I: Mon, Jan 6 - Feb 24 (354013 – 01 03) 10:30 - 11:30 am Session II: Mon, Nov 4 - Dec 16 (7 weeks) (354013-02)

Educational Opportunities Classes in the Educational Opportunities section must be registered for in advance (Classes may be terminated if minimum numbers are not reached.) by calling the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill at 919-9682070 or the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough at 919-2452015. “A Bite of China” Documentary Series A Bite of China is a 2012 Chinese documentary television series on the history of food, eating and cooking in China. This TV program introduces the history and story behind foods of various kinds in more than 60 locations all around China. The documentary has also been actively encouraged as a means of introducing Chinese food culture to those unfamiliar with local cuisine. Come and enjoy this TV series with us, and you will be refreshed! (Chinese with English sub-titles) This TV program contains 7 episodes:

•Nature’s Gift •The Story of Staple Foods •The Inspiration of Transformation •The Taste of Time - This episode focuses on the different preserva-

The three weekly sessions will consist of the following: 1. Introduction to the astrological chart, the signs and the planets and the Houses. 2. Interpersonal-relationships and Venus 3. Improving communication and Mercury 4. Looking at your career in Houses 10 and 6 5. Building self-confidence and the Ascendant 6. Your finances and Houses 2 and 8 For more information, visit Barbel’s website at: www.YourStarsAreYou. com The series will be limited to 10 participants. Fee: $30 (3 one hour sessions) Central Orange SC (214003) Wed, Jan 22 FREE Course Presentation 1:30 – 2:30 pm Wed, Feb 5, 12, 19 3 sessions 1:30 – 2: 30 pm Seymour Center (314010) Wed, Jan 22 FREE Course Presentation 10 – 11 am Wed, Feb 5, 12, 19 3 sessions 10 – 11 am Car Talk Made Easy For most of us, driving in winter weather, gaining safe driving information and finding the right new or used car to buy is challenging. How many of us agree? After a half hour

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Car Talk presentation, you will have a half hour to bring up your car care question. You are welcome to speak up and share your automobile experiences as we find sensible answers to your car ownership problems. Presentations will be led by Don Wollum, Senior Master ASE technician with 4 decades of repair experience and currently the owner of TechCheck Mobile Automotive Inspections. Seven Great Cars for Seniors - Which 7 New or 7 Used Cars Will Serve You Best? •How new cars make you safer by alerting you to stopped traffic or a possible crash •Used cars bring many advantages: low cost, better safety, and better MPG •How to decide if you should buy a used car, new car, or stay in your car Central Orange SC

Tues, Dec 10 2:45 - 3:45 pm

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Tues, Dec 10 10 - 11 am

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Winter Driving Tips - NC Rural Roads and Major State Highways Review winter car preparations, tires, brakes, visibility, and equipment. Learn how to stay in control and stop in time on snowy roads or ice. Learn what safe decisions to make if you get stranded or a road closes. Central Orange SC

Tues, Jan 14 2:45 – 3:45 pm Seymour Center

Tues, Jan 14 10 – 11 am

(224011-01) (354026-07)

Safe Driving Update for Senior Drivers - Thoughtful Suggestions •How to best recognize when new strategies improve road awareness •How to be seated best for comfort and pedal control and sight angles. •How medical conditions such as arthritis can alter our driving abilities Central Orange SC

Tues, Feb 11 2:45 – 3:45 pm

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Tues, Feb 11 10 – 11 am

(354026-08)

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Cheesemaking 101 Are you a cheese lover? Ever wanted to learn the art of making cheese? Here is the moment you’ve been waiting for! In this neat class you will make Mozzerella cheese, which is mild, silky in texture and one that

is loved by all. This hands-on workshop will outline the step by step process of cheesemaking, including coagulation of milk turning from fluid to curd, pulling and stretching your cheese into a unique shape and wrapping it up to take home and enjoy with your dinner or as a snack for later. Join Cindy West, owner of Hillsborough Cheese Company, for this unique experience. A passionate cheese maker at heart, Cindy gives back to the community by purchasing milk from local farmers, and she has spent countless hours helping to start 2 new Farmers Markets (South Estes Market-now Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market and NC & Eno River Farmers’ market in Hillsborough). Instructor: Bradley Stewart Fee: $15 Seymour Center

Wed, Feb 5 3 – 5 pm

(314015-01)

Cooking With James for the Holidays Start your holiday off right with a tasty meal! Now is the time to shine, as James Burnette guides you step by step in how to prepare a delicious meal for the season. This will be an exciting and interactive class - just what one will need to get into the holiday spirit. Once you are finished in the kitchen, you can take a load off your feet, sit down to relax and enjoy what you have prepared. Meal will include a meat, vegetable, starch, garnish and a roll. A holiday drink and dessert will be provided by the Center. Class is limited to 12 participants, must have 8 for this class to happen. Instructor: James Burnette Fee: $10 (to cover cost of class supplies) Seymour Center

Thurs, Dec 19 (313023-01) 5 – 7 pm

Creating a Satisfying Life, and Supporting It Financially: Follow-up Class # 1 I have long felt something was needed to assist participants in keeping the thought process alive and to encourage progress in the development of the Life Businesses™ recognized and created during the Full 1-Day class. I have created the Follow-up Class #1 to fill this need! •This class is designed to provide a structure to assist those who have attended the 1-Day class in moving forward with their planning and the creation of action steps to realize the 10-year vision created during class 1. •There will be a required pre-class


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-exercise to assist in clarifying the Life pBusinesses™ defined in the Full 1-Day -Class. m oThis exercise, in Word format, will gneed to be returned to me completed dprior to class. -•During class we will: k oMore clearly define the goals, objecftives, and material results expected for reach business. eoLook at some examples of how to sovercome obstacles to your successful -pursuit of these goals and objectives. e oYou will leave with concrete steps oand an action plan to continue the hwork. -•This class is limited to an enrollment rof 8 students per session. oThis class will be offered every 2 months. oYou must have completed the full 1-Day class to enroll in this class. oCompletion of the pre-class exercise is a requirement of attendance. Registration deadline: Fri, Jan 3. theInstructor: Jerry Bergner, Certified Life Business Financial Adviser, has been ain the financial services industry since ,1994, and has been teaching classes pbased on this book since 2007 – in-cluding at the Seymour Center. lFee: FREE sSeymour Center (324002-02) oTues, Jan 14 -9:30 am – 1:30 pm a xHANDS ON! .The human hand is one of the hardest ,working parts of our bodies as a mayjor source of sensory information and dour finest tool for manipulating objects. oCome to this session to talk about the swonderful complexities of the human hand, how to care for our hands in the cold of winter, and how we compensate for changing function due to aging or illness. Jenny Womack, MS OTR/L Occupational Therapist with the Aging Transitions Team Fee: FREE Central Orange Senior Center

andTues., January 14 -10 – 11 am Seymour Center

(214011-01)

(314019-01) -Mon., January 13 g1:30 – 2:30 pm tHeart’s Desire: Films for the dSecond Half of Life yA popular film series that explores the pHeart’s Desire in later life to re-discover and re-invent itself and to live a asimpler, yet larger and more meaningeful, life. The 2013-2014 season opens gwith three films exploring the theme eof Blessing the Young. These are folelowed by a second trio of films — You .Say You Want a Revolution — that slooks at the world the boomer genera-

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tion inherited from their parents, how they changed it, and what opportunities now exist — 40 yrs later — for their “second act.” For full details, visit SecondJourney.org/films.htm. Series Hosts: Bolton Anthony founded Second Journey after working as a public librarian, university administrator, and social change activist. Kay-Robert Volkwijn was born in South Africa, and is a retired Presbyterian minister with an avid, lifelong interest in films. Fee: FREE Seymour Center, Chapel Hill Thurs, Nov 21 – Dec 5 (353010) Films begin at 6:30 pm (Jan and Feb films to be determined)

you how to save on your heating and cooling bills, how to get rid of common household pests, basic plumbing repairs, painting and wall repairs and more. Even if you are not comfortable with doing it yourself, just knowing a bit of information will help you know what is going on if you decide to hire someone to do repair work. Come learn how to get the best for your bucks. There will be time for Q & A session following. Leader: Richal Vanhook Fee: FREE

Thurs, Nov 21 - Forrest Gump – “A nostalgic, feel good vibe thanks to the dimwitted Forrest’s trek through 60’s and 70’s touchstone events. Underneath all those warm feelings, however, lies a darkness. Bad things happen to just about everyone Forrest comes in contact with... Forrest Gump is Tom Hanks’ tour de force. He becomes Forrest and makes you care what happens to him.” — Thomas Magnum Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Actor and Best Picture. (1994)-142 minutes-Directed by Robert Zemeckis(US)  6:30 – 10 pm

Successful Strategies of Style for the Mature Woman Are you tired of wearing the same hairstyle you did a decade ago, but are afraid to change? Do you sometimes walk into a clothing store and feel as if everything is designed for women your daughter’s or granddaughter’s age? Or do you just want to know how to look and feel better about your appearance? The answers are not in the fashion magazines! In this introductory workshop, Gary Carden will share his unique definition of style and his individualized system of self-development through grooming and wardrobe. Carden, a Chapel Hill stylist with a “whole-person” approach to hair and beauty, has 40 years of experience coaching an eclectic group of clients of varying ages. Carden is also the author of Rhythms of Style. Called the “guru of grooming” by the Raleigh News and Observer, Carden started one of the first unisex salons in the nation. He is the creator of Rhythms, a contemporary treatise of style designed to harmonize one’s inner feelings with one’s outer self. For those who want feedback, please wear a favorite outfit to class. Be sure to register as class is limited to 10 participants. Instructor: Gary Carden, Stylist Fee: FREE Seymour Center (314017-01) Sat, Feb 8 1 - 2:30 pm

Thurs, Dec 5 - The Big Chill - The characters in this ensemble cast are in their 30s today, but back then they were “the Now Generation. Right Now: give me peace, give me justice, gimme good lovin’. For them, in the voluptuous bloom of youth, the ‘60s was a banner you could carry aloft or wrap yourself inside. A verdant anarchy of politics, sex, drugs and style carpeted the landscape. And each impulse was scored to the rollick of the new music: folk, rock, pop, R&B.” (Richard Corliss) What’s the movie about? Michael (Jeff Goldblum), who now writes for People magazine, tells us: “I don’t know, it’s about everything: Um... suicide, despair, where did our hope go? Lost hope, that’s it, lost hope.” (1983)-105 minutes- Directed by Lawrence Kasdan (US)  6:30 - 9:30 pm Films for January and February 2014 will be determined. Please email Bolton Anthony at BoltonAnthony@frontier. com, for more information and film details. Home Maintenance 101 Join our maintenance expert Richal Vanhook to learn a few tips and techniques you can apply at home before spending a fortune on repairs that can be avoided with a little tender love and attention. These tips will show

Seymour Center

Fri, Jan 24  10 – 11:30 am

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Technology Coaching Do you have an iPhone, iPad, Droid, or other “smart” device? Do you have any questions or would you like to increase your working knowledge of the device? Well, this is the class for you! Learn how to utilize your device to its fullest capacity. After you register, you may contact the instructor with your specific question and she will answer it during class. This class also addresses questions about computers and com-

puter programs. If you have a laptop computer or Smartdevice, please bring it to class. Registration required at least 1 week in advance. Instructor: Dr Laura Rogers with ProfBLUE at www.profblue.com 919-3602747. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Tues, Dec 17  5:30 – 7 pm Tues, Jan 21 5:30 – 7 pm Tues, Feb 18 5:30 – 7 pm

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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 have group participation to help develop their stories. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

2nd & 4th Thurs 3 – 5:30 pm

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Village Elders Lecture Series The Village Elders Lecture Series has been bringing scholars together with the community for more than 25 years. Come and take full advantage of these lectures and the rich educational opportunities they offer. Open to the public. Contact: Myra Austin, at 919-245-2020 for inquiries/questions about the program. Join us as we begin a “new year” with the program. No program for Dec.

Fri. Jan 17 Sharon A. Hill, author, speaker and MBA, spent more than 20 years as a development and marketing manager at Fortune 500 giant IBM. While handling her global management position, she was elected Chairman of the Raleigh/RTP Black Diversity Network Group, a position she held for five years at IBM’s largest site. As a Toastmasters International award winner, Sharon displays mastery and confidence speaking for diverse audiences. She teaches, writes, speaks and coaches individuals and companies about the skills necessary to become grounded in all human interactions while leveraging the advantages of technology. She offers learning combined with a keen sense of humor to enhance and complement each experience. As a Certified Etiquette Trainer (CET), Sharon will share with the group skills that we can use to better our community and may help you talk to your children or grandchildren about “necessary” etiquette we have forgotten.


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Fri. Feb 21 Valerie Foushee, Senator District 23, will discuss her former role as NC House Representative and more recently her appointment to the NC Senate and share some of her plans and goals moving forward in this new role. Seymour Center (353027) 10:30 am

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL EVENTS

FINANCIAL PLANNING Annuities and Your Retirement This seminar covers the basics of annuities and how they can work with your other retirement savings programs to help provide income during retirement. Must register by Wed, Jan. 8 for Seymour and Jan 15 for Central Orange SC. Led by Jane Clark, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Central Orange SC

Wed, Jan 22 (244020-01) 12:15 – 1 pm Seymour Center

Wed, Jan 15 (344013-4) 12:15 – 1pm Bring Balance to Your Budget This presentation is designed to help you sharpen your spending and saving strategy. You’ll learn more about the basics of budgeting and the importance of managing credit and debt. Must register by Feb 19 for Central Orange SC. Led by Jane Clark, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones

Retirement for Boomers and Retirees It’s never too late or too early to learn about growing your money. Join us for this series led by Jane Clark, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Maximum: 15 participants

the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough at 919-245-2015, or the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill at 919-968-2070.

Tues, Jan14 14 Foundations Foundations of of InvestTues, Jan Investing – The basics balance Thurs, Jan 16 ingof–portfolio The basics of Thurs, Jan 16 portfolio diversification. balance diversification. Tues, Jan 21 Fixed Retirement IncomeJan – The types of inTues, 21 three Fixedbasic Retirement Income Jan 23 come – The three basic Thurs, Thurs, Jan 23variable, and types of reliable, income varirising able, reliable, and rising

ACT THREE – Where It All Comes Together – What’s Next for You. Would You Like to Learn How to Create a Life You Truly Love Living? Are You Ready to Make the Next Years of Your Life the Best Years of Your Life? It’s been said that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. That’s not right. Instead, they

Tues, Jan Jan28 28 Growth Growth in in Retirement Tues, Retirement Income the Income importance of having Thurs, Jan– 30 – the imporyour tance of having yourThurs, Jan 30portfolio grow during portfolio grow during retirement years retirement years Tues, Feb44 Stocks, & Mutual Tues, Feb Stocks,Bonds Bonds & MuFunds – Various types of investment tual Funds – Various types of investment Tues, Feb 11 Planning Forever – Estate TrustsForever – EsTues, Planning Feb 11 and Planning Thurs,Feb Feb13 13 tate Planning and Trusts Thurs, Tues, Feb 18 Tues, Febdo18you Where Thurs, Thurs,Feb Feb20 20

Wrap-upSession Session – Wrap-up – go fromdohere? Where you go from here?

Material Fee: $15 payable to the instructor at the first class Central Orange SC

Central Orange SC Seymour Center

Tues, Jan 14 - Feb 18 (334004-02) 2- 3:30 pm

Wed, Feb 19 (344013-02) 2 - 3 pm Preparing Your Estate Plan Do you know where your assets will go when you die? If not, this seminar will help familiarize you with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estateplanning attorney will be present at this event. Must register by Jan 29 for Seymour and Jan 22 for Central Orange SC. Led by Jane Clark, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Central Orange SC

Wed, Jan 29 2 – 3 pm

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Wed, Feb 5 2 - 3 pm

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Classes in the Special Events section must be registered for in advance (classes may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached) by calling

Note: Tues sessions will be held at the Seymour Center from 2- 3:30 pm Thurs sessions will be held at the Central Orange SC from 2 –3:30 pm.

Thurs, Jan 16 – Feb 20 (254003-01) 2 – 3:30 pm

Wed, Feb 26 (214000-01) 2 – 3 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

Seymour Center

Tax-free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep Join us to learn how certain investments can deliver tax-free income and possibly keep you in a lower tax bracket. Must register by Nov 5.

Led by Jane Clark, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Must register by Nov 6 for Seymour: Seymour Center

Wed, Nov 13 2 – 3 pm

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grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. People who are most alive

and living lives they love are actively pursuing their dreams, regardless of age. Wouldn’t now be an ideal time to pursue some of those dreams that perhaps were set aside while the careers were built and the children were raised and put through college? Wouldn’t now also be a good time to ask yourself “What would I love”’ and see what answers emerge? You may be very surprised. And this may be the beginning of a delicious journey into your Act Three - Where It All

Comes Together. Come and join Susan J Walsh for a FREE Vision Workshop presentation where you will learn:

•What dream is inside of you? •A FIVE point test for determining whether your dream is right for you •Simple thinking strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt, & worry •What wealthy people do that creates sustained success. •The number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream, how to stay motivated and override it. •A proven method for dissolving resistance to prosperity so you can attract higher levels of results and abundance. •The critical thing you must give up in order to reach your dream! •And much more... Susan Walsh is a Certified Life Mastery Consultant. Her passion is helping people discover the dream inside them that’s in harmony with their life’s purpose, and coach them through a specific process to achieve that dream. You can visit her website at www.susanjwalsh.lifemasteryinstitute.com

December - February 2014 Facilitator: Susan Walsh Fee: FREE Central Orange

Tues, Feb 18 (213025-01) 2:30 - 4:30 pm Seymour Center

Sat., Feb 22 (313029-01) 10 am – 12 noon

Anniversary Celebration – 5 Years in the New Central Orange Senior Center Join us as we celebrate five years of fun, education, exercise, and many other special events that have taken place since we opened the doors to our new senior center. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and special music. A special performance by the Prime Time Players will begin at 10:30 am. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Fri, Jan 31 (213007-01) 10 am

Antique Appraisal FAIR Wondering if you have something of value, whether it’s a pocket watch passed down through generations or dolls you inherited from your greatgrandmother? End your curiosity and find out what they are really worth by bringing items to this event. You may bring up to two items to be evaluated. We will not be able to accommodate a third item. Verbal appraisals will be give by Directors of Leland Little Auction Gallery. Items may include quilts and textiles, dolls, fine and decorative arts, furniture, Persian and oriental rugs, military items, antique firearms, Civil War artifacts, nautical items, primitives, architectural items, toys, paintings, prints, glassware, brass, tin, coins, silver, watches, ceramics, musical instruments, jewelry, and clocks. No guns permitted for this event. Event is limited to 16 participants. Please be on time or you will lose your spot. If you decide to cancel, please cancel within 2 days of the event. This will give persons on the waiting list a chance to participate. Call the center to register for your appointment time. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Wed, Dec 11 10 - 11:30 am

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Art Shows – Central Orange Senior Center If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Terry Colville at 919-245-2016 or tcolville@orangecountync.gov

In the Spirit - A Photographic Exhibit of Poignant Moments in the Life of a Community Featuring Artists: David Otto, Sheldon Becker and Larry Lamb


December - February 2014 This exhibit’s goal is to capture the “spirit” of the people in Orange County. It’s reflected in the exciting cultural, religious and racial diversity of the community. These are expressed in the activities of numerous organizations that are involved in nurturing our social and spiritual needs - festivals that celebrate religious and secular holidays, the arts, the environment, and other community interests. David, Sheldon and Larry share a passion for photography and are members of the Chapel Hill Camera Club. All of them enjoy people and street photography. David has concentrated on the beauty and importance of preserving local woodlands and streams. Sheldon, a television producer, has been documenting and promoting the activities of local nonprofits. Join us for the opening reception and an opportunity to meet these featured artists. Central Orange SC

Mon, Jan 6 (253002-01) 3 pm Art Shows - Seymour Center If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Cydnee Sims at 919245-4250 or csims@orangecountync. gov Fall Art & Sounds of Music Program David Sovero’s Colors of Life Exhibition

will be on display until Nov 21. David Sovero is a native of Lima, Peru. He graduated from the Peruvian National Arts College where he developed his strong academic foundation for art. During his career as an artist in Peru, Sovero participated in many different exhibitions, solo and in groups, and won many honors and awards. Since his arrival to the US in Dec 2001, he has taken part in many exhibitions in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and other areas of NC. He currently teaches Oil Painting at the Seymour Center. Sovero is an artist who creates layers of rich color, offering new forms, concepts, and elements of art over many generations. David’s Incan ancestral roots are saturated with thousands of years of Andean stylized figures. Stop by and check out his exhibit before Thurs, Nov 21. Joe Di Bona will share an eclectic style of art for the first time this coming winter. His work will be on display from Mon, Nov 25 until Thurs, Jan 9. Di Bona creates “outsider art” featuring bold colors and images that are meant to provoke the viewer’s thoughts and challenge conventions. You are invited to attend an art opening and reception, where you can meet the artist on Mon,

Senior Times Nov 25. Di Bona will discuss his art and be available to answer questions. Di Bona, who resides in Timberlake, is a self-taught artist, is an associate professor emeritus of education at Duke University, and has traveled the world extensively. Art Opening Hostesses will be: Becci Ritter, Nettie Wilson, Irene Ferguson, and Margaret Mays with special trumpet performance by Horace Sher. Seymour Center

Mon, Nov 25 (353003-03) 5:30 - 7 pm Seymour Quilters Exhibit will be on display from Mon, Jan. 13 until Thurs, Mar 13. This first-ever show will feature myriad quilts from our very own quilters’ group. These ladies meet every Monday from 10 am until 12 noon. If interested, make sure you speak with them at the opening. They will be glad to have you join the group. Many of the quilts these ladies make are donated to charity. Come out and support their talent! Art Opening Hostesses will be: Joan Walshaw, Nettie Wilson, Irene Ferguson, and Linda Watkins with special trumpet performance by Horace Sher. Seymour Center

Mon, Jan 13 (353003-11) 5:30 – 7 pm Artisan Fair Once again we will offer an opportunity for you to display your particular craft. This year we will expand our fair by opening our great hall to the vendors. Please contact Terry at 919245-2016 for details. Central Orange SC

Sat, Nov 23 (213022-01) 9 am – 3 pm Arts and Crafts Marketplace Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? Come to the Seymour Center to see hand-crafted items made exclusively by mature adults in Orange County! Expect to find quilts, jewelry, paintings, woodwork and much more. Crafters must be 55 + to participate. If you are interested, contact Cydnee Sims at 919-245-4250 for space availability. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Sat Dec 21  10 am - 2 pm

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Birthday Celebration Join us for our monthly birthday celebration as we recognize those individuals born in the months of Dec, Jan, or Feb. Please call the center to register. Central Orange SC

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Mon, Dec 2; Jan 6; Feb 3 (353072) 12 noon Black History Month Breakfast Program February is Black History Month. To celebrate, we will enjoy a good old fashioned breakfast and program. Join us as we co-host another event with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. Registration required. Transportation from Seymour Center will leave at 10 am and return at 1 pm Fee: FREE Hargraves Center

Tues, Feb 11 (350019-04 ) 10:30 am – 1 pm Bread Baking Surprise Need a warm winter indoor activity with friends with minimum cooking and a surprise? Let’s have some fun baking bread! We will make pumpkin spice and banana nut bread. Keep your surprise or give it as a gift! Registration required by Jan 17. Minimum: 5, maximum: 10 Fee: FREE Leader: Corina Riley Seymour Center  (313025-01) Tues Jan 21 3 pm Center Orange SC (213009-01) Tues Jan 28 3 pm Chocolate Delight Back by popular demand! You won’t be able to resist an afternoon filled with an assortment of chocolate treats! We will celebrate February with a chocolate fountain for dipping your favorite fruits or other treats. Special music will be provided by one of our favorite musicians, Steve Toll. The center will provide the fruit and chocolate, and you bring your favorite dessert. Contact the center to sign up before Jan 28.

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Connections Concierge This program is designed with everyone in mind! Not sure how to navigate the multiple programs at the Center. Need a little memory jogger of upcoming events and programs? Look no further! Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, you will have an opportunity to explore all the happenings and possibilities at your local senior center. No longer will you find yourself wondering how you missed an interesting

program or realize you didn’t sign up by the deadline date. Our concierge will be located in the lobby when you come into the Center. One on one time will be spent mapping out a wide range of activities you can get involved in. This program is being offered by the Seymour Center Program Advisory Committee. Seymour Center

1st & 3rd Mon: Dec 2, 16; Jan 6; Feb 3, 17  (353012) 10 am – 12 noon (no concierge on Jan 20 due to holiday)

Cooking and Dinner with David Sovero – The Art of Cooking You have seen David’s artwork in the senior centers, but did you know he is just as talented in the kitchen? David, who trained with the Fearrington House Restaurant and is now a chef for a local restaurant, believes you can create a good, healthy, and inexpensive meal using ingredients you already have in your pantry. Each week you are to bring two ingredients (fruit, vegetable, or other item) from your pantry and David will teach you how to create a meal with the combination provided. The choice of beef, chicken, or seafood, will be provided. If you are a vegetarian, just let us know when you register. This is a hands-on class with everyone participating in the preparation of the meal. During the class David will explain different methods of preparing meat and additional variations on the meal being prepared. This is a unique cooking class and sure to be a fun as well as a delicious experience. Everyone MUST register for each class one week in advance and let us know which meat you prefer. Class size is limited. Co-sponsored with OLLI at Duke. Fee: $7 plus two ingredients Central Orange SC

Mondays, Dec (no class Dec 23) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Jan (no class Jan 20) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Feb 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES

Page 30 Dinner Theatre – Steel Magnolias Steel Magnolias is the quintessential story of friendship and trust, serving up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie. In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through. Orange Community Players will launch their 2014 season with a production of Steel Magnolias Feb 13 -16 at the Central Orange Senior Center. Audiences will have a choice of attending a traditional production at the Thurs night preview show at 7:30 pm, a Valentine’s Dinner Theater production on Fri or Sat night beginning at 6:30 pm, or a special dessert matinee on Sun at 2 pm. Ticket prices are $15 for the Thurs preview, $35 for the dinner show on Fri and Sat, and $20 for the dessert matinee on Sun. Tickets may be purchased at Central Orange Senior Center or through the OCP website at http:// ocpnc.com/. Gift certificates are available for holiday purchase. This is a great gift to give especially for that “hard to buy” for person. *Cosponsored with the Friends of Central Orange and Orange Community Players. Central Orange SC (213014) Thurs, Feb 13 (Tickets $15) Play only 7:30 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS ATHLETICS

Fri, Feb 14 (Tickets $35) Dinner and Play 6:30 pm Sat, Feb 15 (Tickets $35) Dinner and Play 6:30 pm Sun, Feb 16 (Tickets $20) Dessert Matinee 2 pm Dominoes Tournament Back by popular demand! The dominoes tournament was a lot of fun last year, but this year will be even better. Now is the time to put your skills to the test and see who’s the best!! Co-sponsored with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Dept. Seymour Center

Tues, Feb 18 (353342-02) 10:30 am – 1 pm

Senior Times Elvis’ Birthday Come Celebrate Elvis Birthday with us! Enjoy Elvis’ favorite snacks…listen to the tunes that made him the “King”! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Elvis impersonation and the most Awesome Elvis Costume. Bring your friends, dress like Elvis, and come join the fun! Seymour Center

Tues, Jan 7 (313410-01) 10:30 am Farmers’ Market at the Senior Centers Yes, the Farmers’ Market is at the Senior Centers. It’s a wonderful and convenient way to get your fresh fruits, vegetables and meats right at the Center. No longer do you have to stand in a long grocery line when you have your local friendly farmers right outside the Centers’ doors. Come shop and get extra fresh food and outstanding quality. Central Orange SC (22600) Mondays 9 am – 12 noon Seymour Center

Tues and Thurs (353060) 9 am - 12 noon First Friday Night Dance Party Social Back by popular demand! Put on your dancing shoes and join others for a night of music and dance. This evening is open to all types of ballroom dance as well as a line dance or two. So you don’t dance? Come anyway to enjoy the music and socialize with others. We will provide soft drinks and/or tea and you bring a snack to share. Everyone must RSVP one week in advance. Host: Pete Wehr and Nancy Torraco Central Orange SC

Fri, Dec 6; Jan 3; Feb 7 (253011-12, 01, 02) 6:30 – 9 pm From Here to There – The Art of Travel Share times remembered of trips to places near and far. Conversation will be inspired by a look at the art of travel in paintings and sculpture from the NC Museum of Art as well as a stunning selection of automobiles from the special exhibition Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed. Please contact the front desk 919-245-2015 to register. There is limited space in this special program. Cosponsored with the NC Museum of Art.

December - February 2014

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Fri, Jan 3; Feb 7 (257024-01) 10:30 – 11:30 am Glitz, Glamour & Gatsby Gala Event Presented jointly by the RSVP 55+ Advisory Council and Friends of the Seymour Center, this Gatsby Gala will feature wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, dancing, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 each available at the front desk of the Seymour Center 919-9682070 or Central Orange Senior Center 919-245-2015. Call to reserve a ticket for pick up at the door on the event night at the Seymour Center. Proceeds will benefit RSVP’s annual volunteer recognition event and the Friends of the Seymour Center for its support of services and programming. Tickets: $40 for one, or $75 for two Seymour Center

Sat, Nov 16 7 – 11 pm

Holiday Bingo Bring a friend with you and enjoy a morning of Bingo with special holiday prizes! We will serve hot chocolate and cookies to add to the holiday celebration. Central Orange SC

Fri, Dec 13 (213023-01) 10:30 – 11:30 am Seymour Center

Wed, Dec 18 (353041-12) 10:30 – 11:30 am Holiday Luncheon Celebrate another holiday luncheon with the Alston and Boldin Family while we enjoy traditional dishes and entertainment. Bus will leave from the Seymour Center at 10:30 am and will return at 1:30 pm Limited to 60 participants. Fee: FREE Hargraves Center

Thurs, Dec 5 (310050-04) 11 am – 2 pm Holiday Tree Trimming and Music We begin celebrating the season by decorating the center and our holiday tree. Join us for hot cider and music as we transform the senior center and celebrate the holidays. Central Orange SC

Thurs, Dec 12 (213015-01) 2 pm

Fri, Dec 6 10:30 am

Fun Bingo with Cards Join this group for a morning of fun as they put a new twist on an old game.

Hot Cider Bar Come warm your taste buds at our Cider Bar! Sample a variety of flavors and socialize with your friends.

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Enjoy soft background music on a cold winter day and learn a little history about apple cider. Minimum 10; maximum 20 Free: FREE Central Orange SC

Thurs, Jan 9 (213001-1) 2 pm Seymour Center

Tues, Jan 7 (313026-01) 3 pm

Lunar New Year Celebration!! The most important Chinese holiday is the Lunar New Year, which is known in China as Spring Festival and in other Asian cultures as Lunar New Year. The festival ushers in the lunar New Year and is the West’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve rolled into one. From sun up to sun down, this is a time when the whole country and region throws itself into celebrating and eating. Come celebrate this festive occasion of food, entertainment, music and lots more! Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Fri, Jan 31 (353045-07) 5 – 8 pm

Meet the Authors: Blessings and Hugs from the Sisters Pansy Dodson’s gift of poetry has finally come full circle in a published book. Her writings capture a wide range of inspirational expressions that were birthed from messages she and her sister, Madeline Sparrow, sent to friends and shut-ins. Pansy has always enjoyed reading and creative writing. She attended Duke’s Learning in Retirement creative writing classes. She wrote a Christmas play while working with the youth at Fuller Memorial Presbyterian: Christmas Is for Refreshing Your Faith. With this book, Pansy hopes to inspire older adults to seek God’s purpose for their lives and to stay active. Join the sisters, Pansy and Madeline, at the Seymour Center to get a signed copy of their book and a chance to meet them and learn more about their writings. Everyone must RSVP by Dec 4 for Central Orange Senior Center.

Fee: FREE

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Wed, Dec 11 (213013-01) 2 pm Seymour Center (353002-05) Wed, Dec. 4 10 am – 12 noon

MLK Quiz Bowl How much do you know about Dr Martin Luther King, Jr? Put your knowledge to the test as we have


December - February 2014 our first MLK Quiz Bowl. Join us for a morning of fun and refreshments. All participants will be placed in teams of three so you will get to combine your knowledge. This will give everyone a good brain workout. You do not have to play to participate, but we do ask that you come to cheer for the teams. Please register by Fri, Jan 10. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Fri, Jan 17 (213003-01) 10:30 am Newcomers’ Coffee This is your chance to ask questions about what the Senior Center can do for you. Join the Senior Center staff as they give an overview of our programs and services. We are a one-stop resource for wellness, lifelong learning, access to benefits and meaningful opportunities. There will be time for coffee, conversation and a tour of our buildings. Call the senior center to register. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Thurs, Dec 12 (253008-12) 10 am Thurs, Jan 9 (253008-01) 10 am Thurs, Feb 13 (253008-02) 10 am Seymour Center

Thurs, Dec 12 (353023-04) 10 am Thurs, Jan 9 (353023-05) 10 am Thurs, Feb 13 (353023-06) 10 am Pearl Seymour Celebration Concert This concert is being presented by the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in conjunction with the Orange County Department on Aging. The concert is dedicated to the memory and work of Pearl Seymour, her love of music, children and the community where she taught music and played the church organ for many years. The Celebration Concert will feature a diversity of musical talent from within our community, especially children, and will include winners from a Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association contest. A reception will include punch and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Fee: FREE Seymour Center (313028-01) Sat, Jan 25 3 pm

Senior Times POTLUCK AT SEYMOUR CENTER - Is Back!! Let’s kick off the New Year with a potluck dinner! In order for this to be a huge success, we ask that all participants bring a side dish or dessert of your choice. Make sure whatever you bring is enough to share with 8 to 10 attendees. The center will provide the main dish (homemade Chili), bread, and tea. Register by Feb 5 and indicate what you will be bringing to our gathering. Thurs, Feb 13(353000-13) 5:30 – 7 pm POTLUCKS AT CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER

Spelling Bee! Can you spell logorrhea? How about autochonous? Join us for our first spelling bee contest! It will allow mature adults to showcase their talent and years of spelling experience. It’s going to be a blast! Please join us even if you do not plan to enter the contest. If you plan to enter, sign up today at our front desk or please call Emma at 919- 968-2070. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 spellers. Facilitator: Emma Sternlof Fee: FREE Seymour Center (313027-01) Tues, Dec 17 10 – 11:30 am

We are ready to Rock and Roll! Put on your blue suede shoes and join us for an evening of fun as we remember the music and life of one of the greatest performers, Elvis Presley. Let us know if you are interested in performing your favorite Elvis song. Be sure to check out the songs we have on our karaoke machine! The center will serve Memphis style BBQ and you bring the sides. Call the center by Jan 9 to register. Thurs, Jan 16 (253007-01) 5:30 pm

Traveling Trunks Three different traveling trunks on loan from the NC Museum of Art will showcase reproductions of works of art from their collection. Come and join us for a morning of interactive conversation as we explore the unique items inside. Everyone must RSVP by Jan 3. Cosponsored with the NC Museum of Art. Central Orange SC (213021-01) Thurs, Jan 23 10:30 am

Love is in the Air at COSC as we celebrate Valentines. We will see how much you know about the opposite sex during our Battle of the Sexes game night. We will work in teams, or if you prefer, you may cheer the teams to victory. The center will provide soup and a hot potato bar and you bring the sides. Be sure to register prior to Feb 13 and let us know what you plan to bring.

Trinkets and Treasures Costume Jewelry Fundraiser

Thurs, Feb 20

(253007-02) 5:30 pm Fee: FREE (To be sure we have enough food, please RSVP one week in advance of all potlucks.) Central Orange SC

“Senior” Prom: An Enchanted Evening Under the Stars It’s Prom Time! Get your date, dressy outfit and come to a fabulous “Senior” Prom! No worries with being asked to this Prom so don’t stay home. There will be dance partners from UNC, great entertainment, dinner and a spectacular evening with friends. This special affair is co-sponsored with the Hannah Ruth Foundation (HRF), a non-profit, community-based initiative, created to help address issues concerning elderly and youth in our community. Register today! Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Sat, Dec 7  7 – 11 pm

(313016-01)

The Program Advisory Committee and Friends of the Seymour Center are ex-

cited to announce their first Costume Jewelry Fundraiser this coming December. All proceeds will go towards programs and services. In order for this event to be a huge success, your help is wanted! If you have gently used jewelry that you are no longer wearing and would like to donate to a great cause, this opportunity is just for you! Please drop off donated jewelry at the front desk of the Seymour Center. Donations will be accepted Monday - Friday during the center’s operation hours. You will be given a tax deduction form at that time. The sale will be held on Saturday, December 21 along with our Arts and Crafts Marketplace from 10 am – 2 pm. The will

be a great time to pick up one of a kind jewelry as well as handcrafted items for the holiday. Admission is FREE. Seymour Center

Sat, Dec 21 10 am – 2 pm

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ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES & LESSONS

All of the following activities are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

ACTIVITIES

Badminton Sponsored by the Orange County Recreation and Parks Department Fee charged Central Recreation Center

Tryon St, Hillsborough Tues, Wed, & Fri 9 – 11 am

Badminton Enjoy a friendly game during our open play weekly sessions. Beginners are welcome. Racquets are available. Partner not needed. Central Orange SC (251004) Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm Seymour Center (351022) Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:45 pm Saturdays 9:15 - 11:45 am Basketball – Shoot Around Central Orange SC (251015) Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:30 pm Community Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 - 10:30 am

Northside Gym

Mondays 10 - 11:30 am Seymour Center

Wed & Fri (351016) 8 – 9:30 am Thurs (357022) 5:30 – 7 pm

Billiards Bring a friend and enjoy shooting a round of pool - every day and any time. Central Orange SC (251005) Seymour Center

Bocce Ball Time to put some miles on our improved bocce ball court! Equipment available. Weather permitting. Seymour Center (351020) Mondays 10 am Wednesdays 10 am & 1:30 pm A group often plays on Saturday or Sunday afternoons in Chapel Hill. Friendly and relaxed competition. Contact Joan Alston, 919-932-7104, for days and times. Chapel Hill Community Center


ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES & LESSONS DANCE, MUSIC & THEATER

Page 32 Cornhole This activity can also be known as bean bag toss, corn toss, baggo or bags, is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing “corn kernel” bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Bring a friend and let’s toss some bags. Central Orange SC (257036) Fridays 10:30 am Seymour Center (351006) Tuesdays 10 am Disc Toss Disc Toss is a flying disc game where you aim at a target and try to get more discs into the hole than your opponent. If you enjoy Frisbee, you will surely enjoy this game. Seymour Center (357132) Fridays 10 – 11 am Ladder Golf If you enjoy horseshoes, you will enjoy this new game that everybody is talking about. Ladder Golf is a balltoss target game that can become very addictive. If you love outdoor lawn games, come check it out. Seymour Center (357133) Wednesdays 10 – 11 am Pickle Ball A combination of badminton and tennis this sport is once again gaining popularity around the county. It is played with a whiffle ball on an indoor court. Equipment will be provided. Please contact the front desk to register. Central Orange SC

Mondays (251016-01) 6 - 8 pm Shuffleboard Whether it is for practice or fun, shuffleboard is a great way to exercise. Come to learn, or to show someone how to play the game. Feel free to bring a lunch and socialize afterwards. Central Orange SC (251006) Fridays 9 – 11 am Northside Gym

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon Table Tennis You may bring your own paddles and balls, or use the equipment available at the Center. All skill levels are welcome. Seymour Center Contact: Sherry Graham, 919-636-2264, or Alan Tom, 919-933-8972, or alantom@mindspring.com

Senior Times Seymour Center

Tues & Wed (351007) 10 – 11:30 am Tues & Thurs (351008) 2 – 4 pm Saturdays (351018) 12 noon – 2:45 pm Wii Games: Stay Active and Fit Let’s get ready to rumble! Come join your friends for a morning of interactive Wii games. No experience necessary. Fun and easy to catch on, you will enjoy every minute. Activity leader will give hands on instructions and tips to make the games even more interesting. Leader: Corina Riley Seymour Center (351069) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am Wii – Open Play Instructor: Interested in leading? If so, contact Corina Riley at 919-245-4252 Central Orange SC (251010) Thursdays 12 noon

LESSONS Badminton Lessons Lessons are for beginners or those who would like to brush up on their game. Instructor: CD Poon (cdpoon@gmail. com) Fee: FREE Seymour Center (351022) Email Instructor, or call the front desk at 919-968-2070 for an appointment. Billiards Lessons This one-on-one instruction is for beginners, or those who would like to brush up on their game. Instructor: Bob Roberts Fee: FREE Seymour Center (351011) Call front desk for an appointment at 919-968-2070 Table Tennis Instruction Here’s a great opportunity to sharpen your table tennis skills through private lessons. Beginners will learn proper grip, scoring, legal serve, forehand and backhand strokes. Intermediates will learn new serves, new shots and make game more reliable while learning strategies and having fun. Lessons will be offered in half hour sessions, and will be either one on one, or in a two person group. It’s suggested that people should take at least six lessons to benefit from course. For more information,

contact Bob Ross at 919- 210-4532. Call front desk for an appointment at 919- 968-2070. Instructor: Bob Ross Fee: 1 person - $12 per session 2 person group $8 per session, per person Seymour Center (351014) Mondays and Wednesdays 1 – 2 pm and 2 - 3 pm

DANCE, MUSIC & THEATER To register, call the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070, or the Central Orange SC at 919-245-2015.

Dance Ballroom Dance Lessons Ballroom Dance lessons with Bruce Gillooly, who has over 60 years of dance experience. Each month you will explore a different ballroom dance; the group decides which dance will be explored for the month. Ballroom dances includes: Waltz, Foxtrot, East and West Coast Swing, Salsa, Tango, Samba, Merengue, Zydeco, Shag, and Lindy Hop. Please register and purchase your ticket at the front desk before class. No partner required but is recommended. Instructor: Bruce Gillooly Fee: $5

December - February 2014 Central Orange SC

Thursdays (except 3rd Thurs & Feb 13th) (254002-01) 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Cardio Club Line Dance Using today’s line dances that are “club” popular, you will “learn while you Burn” the line dances most often played at weddings, Bar/Bot mitzvahs and company parties. Easy to learn and low impact. May Drop-in, Different Line Dance Each Week! Debbie

Ramsey, has over 40 years teaching/ Choreographer of Film and Television/ The ONLY Hall of Fame Instructor in NC/For Private Lessons Call 919-2744400

Instructor: Curtis Bass/Debbie Ramsey Seymour Center

Fee: $60 for 6 lessons (Pay for the full session - $10 per class) Drop-Ins: $15 Tues: Jan 7, 14, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18 (no class Jan 21) (354031) 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Mondays (354020) 3 - 3:45 pm

Chinese Dance An art of dance that offers unique ways to express movement of the hands and feet which reflects feelings of joy and happiness. Joining this class will help you stay fit, look elegant and have fun at the same time. You will learn basic steps in Chinese traditional and folk dances including dragon dance, ribbon dance, silk fan dance, sword dance, Taiwanese folk dance, Kung-Fu fan dance and Dunhuang aesthetic dance. No previous dance experience required. Must have a minimum of 10 participants for class to take place. Instructor: TBD

Tuesdays (254001) 12 noon – 1 pm Thursdays (254032) 7 – 8 pm

Fee: $5 per lesson Weds: Dec 4 - Feb 26 (354045) 1:30 – 3 pm (no class Dec 25)

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Ballroom Dance Practice Ballroom dance practice with Bruce Gillooly providing the music. A variety of music will be used to meet a wide range of dancing abilities and desires. Comments and requests will be taken into account. Fee: FREE

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

Mondays (354047) 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Session I: Thurs: Jan 2 – 23 (254004-01) 6 – 6:45 pm Session II: Thurs: Jan 30 – Feb 27 (no class Feb 13) (254004-02) 6 - 6:45 pm

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Ballroom Dance Practice The great room is open for Ballroom dance practice. Bring your own music and join others to spend the afternoon dancing. No formal instruction will take place. Fee: FREE

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December - February 2014 Dance for Joy Whether you are just beginning to focus on becoming healthier, or are looking for something new to add to your current fitness program, this class is perfect. It encourages participants to move within their own comfort level and to bring their energy and spirit to the steps. Based on the Nia Technique, the barefooted, grounded movements provide a whole body workout that is gentle on the joints. Through easy dance steps we will develop greater balance, flexibility, strength - and have FUN! To learn more about Nia, go to www.nianow.com Instructor: Rebecca Sugg, Certified NIA Instructor Fee: $24/4 weeks; $48/8 weeks; or $72/12 weeks – Coupon books available. Central Orange SC

Mondays, Dec (252005-12) Jan (252005-01) Feb (252005-02) 11:15 am – 12 noon East Coast Swing Basics & Beyond: Level 1 Let us take you to the “Hop”! You’ll learn the most fundamental leader/follower turning patterns, cuddle, closed position moves, pickup, shoulder slide, partnering technique, and styling. We create a strong foundation through repetition and showing you exercises you can do at home so that you can get out onto the swing dance floor faster. This easy to learn swing dance is fun and a GREAT way to get Healthy and meet new friends at the same time! Debbie Ramsey, has over 40 years teaching/ Choreographer of Film and Television/ The ONLY Hall of Fame Instructor in NC/ For Private Lessons Call 919-274-4400

Instructor: Curtis Bass/Debbie Ramsey Seymour Center

Fee: $60 for 6 lessons (Pay for the full session - $10 per class) Drop-Ins: $15 *For drop-ins after the second week, please call Debbie Ramsey at 919-2744400 Tues: Jan 7, 14, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18 (no class Jan 21) (354037) 6:30 – 7:30 pm East Coast Swing Intermediate: Level 2 Pre-requisite level 1 or basic series of East Coast Swing. This series is for the more seasoned swing dancer. We teach new “Core Building Block Patterns/Material” that will help you develop into a confident and expressive social dancer. Students can continue at this intermediate level for over 6 months without repeating material. You’ll get styling and technical point-

Senior Times ers that will fast track your dancing.

Featured Material this series: Tuck Turns, Dips, Charleston Kicks. A solid basic

knowledge of swing is required

Debbie Ramsey, has over 40 years teaching/Choreographer of Film and Television/The ONLY Hall of Fame Instructor in NC/For Private Lessons Call 919-274-4400

Instructor: Curtis Bass/Debbie Ramsey Seymour Center

Fee: $60 for 6 lessons (Pay for the full session - $10 per class) Drop-Ins: $15 *For drop-ins after the second week, please call Debbie Ramsey at 919-2744400 Tues: Jan 7, 14, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18 (no class Jan 21) (354038) 7:30 – 8:30 pm Line Dancing Line Dancing is great exercise. Best of all, no partner is needed. Join this growing class and learn the best line dancing around. Instructor: Bruce Gillooly Fee: $3 per class. Purchase tickets at the front desk. Seymour Center 1:30 – 3 pm Mondays, Dec 2 - 23 (354019-18) Jan 6 - 27 (354019-05) Feb 3 - 24 (354019-06) (no class on Jan 20) Line Dancing This class is for both new and experienced line dancers. You will improve your memory and get the benefits of exercising while having fun. Instructor: Becky Walker Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Mondays (254006-2) 3 - 4:30 pm Tuesdays (254006-1) 1 – 2:30 pm Wednesdays (254006-4) 5:30 – 7 pm Line Dancing First 30 min of the class is for beginners, and all levels are together from 10 – 11 am. Instructor: Esther Booker Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Thursdays (254006-3) 9:30 – 11 am Scandinavian Dance Learn dances from Sweden and Norway, such as Hambo, Waltz, Reinlender and Polkett. Come try it out! No partner necessary. For more information, contact Katherine Polk at 919- 967-4967. Note: no class in Dec, additional class in Jan.

Facilitator: Bruce Emery Fee: FREE Seymour Center

4th Thurs: Jan 23, 30; Feb 27 (353007) 7 - 8:45 pm

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Rob has played harmonica in Blues and R&B bans for the last three decades. He is a skilled musician and instructor, experienced in teaching novice and seasoned harmonica players alike. Rob has an extensive collection of harmonica music and instructional materials and can help you learn your favorite songs. Join him for this rare musical exploration! Must have a minimum of 5 students for this class to take place. Intructor: Rob Rabb Fee: $20

Tap Dancing Learn to tap dance with an experienced and friendly teacher. You will learn basic and historical steps, as well as how to tap to all kinds of music. Tap dancing is a great way to have fun while exercising without stressing your body. Instructor: Rachel Kiel Fee: $52 for the first four lessons

Sat, Jan 11 (314017-01) 10 - 11:30 am

(no class Dec 26) Thurs: Dec 5 - 19 (354032-06) Beginners: 3 – 4 pm; Intermediate/Advanced: 4 - 5 pm

Karaoke Sing-A-Long Join Haryo and friends for a variety of songs and fun. Fee: FREE

Thurs: Jan 2 - 23 (354032-07) Beginners: 3 – 4 pm; Intermediate/Advanced: 4 - 5 pm

Wednesdays (257003-01) 10 – 11 am

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Thurs: Feb 6 - 27 (354032-08) Beginners: 3 – 4 pm; Intermediate/Advanced: 4 - 5 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 Gillooly, has been dancing for 50 years. Fee: FREE Central Orange SC

Tuesdays - Beginners (254007-1) 9 – 10 am Tuesdays - Intermediate (254007-2) 10 – 11 am Waltz Social/ Practice For those who love to waltz - and for those learning. Live musicians provide the music. All ages welcome. Donation Suggested: $5 at the door Seymour Center

1st, 2nd & 3rd Thurs: Dec 5, 12, 19; Jan 2, 9, 16; Feb 6, 13, 20 (353006) 7– 8:30 pm

Music Harmonica: the Basics Learn to play the Harmonica! This introductory class will require you to purchase a diatronic harmonica. There is a wide range of quality and price; you want to buy a musical instrument, not a toy. No experience necessary, just a passion to learn something new. Workshop will be led by Rob Rabb, an instructor at Joyful Noise (formerly Infuzion Academy of Music in Durham).

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Private Music Lessons Think of me as your Musical Personal Trainer. First we assess where you are with regard to music and where you would like to go. Then we develop a set of skills for you to practice toward achieving your goals. Any level! Any instrument! Call instructor for additional information and appointments at 919-619-2592. Instructor: Richard Tazewell Fee: $30 per 30 min lesson Seymour Center

Thursdays (354096) 4 – 8 pm

Singing Lessons at Seymour Group Singing Learn to be a part of a singing group. We focus on melody, harmony and rhythm.We’ll develop a body of songs and sing them at the Seymour Center. Instructor: Richard Tazewell Fee: $10 per session Seymour Center

Wednesdays(354089) 4 – 5 pm

Song Swap Bring your favorite songs and/or your acoustic instruments, and let’s make some music! Folk, blues, old time, bluegrass, or original songs - whatever suits your mood or your style, all are welcome. Leader Ralph Besser Seymour Center

2nd Tues: Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11 (353017) 7 pm – 8:30 pm


DANCE, MUSIC & THEATRE INTEREST GROUPS ORANIZATIONS & CLUB MEETINGS

Page 34 Victoria Windler’s “Eyes on Opera” This popular program continues to draw large audiences for each DVD performance. Scheduled for the 3rd Sat of each month, the presentation includes world-class classical and contemporary operas, ballet, and operettas with occasional live performances and program commentaries. Snacks and drinks are provided with a half-hour break for a BYO (Bring Your Own) lunch. Check the website at www.meetup.com/Chapel-Hill-Opera for program details. Fee: FREE Sat, Dec 21 The Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky Opera performances for January and February 2014 to be determined. For additional information, you may contact Stan Cheren at (919) 942-9493. Seymour Center

Every 3rd Sat (353031) 10 am – 2 pm

Theater Dinner Theatre – Steel Magnolias Steel Magnolias is the quintessential story of friendship and trust, serving up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie. In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through. Orange Community Players (OCP) will launch their 2014 season with a production of Steel Magnolias February 13 - 16 at the Central Orange Senior Center. Audiences will have a choice of attending a traditional production with the Thursday night preview show at 7:30 pm, a Valentine’s Dinner Theater production on Friday or Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m., or a special dessert matinee on Sunday at 2 pm. Ticket prices are $15 for the Thursday preview, $35 for the dinner show on Friday and Saturday, and $20 for Sunday’s dessert

Senior Times matinee. Tickets may be purchased at Central Orange Senior Center or through the OCP website at www. ocpnc.com. Gift certificates are available for holiday purchase. This is a great gift to give especially for that “hard to buy” for person. *Cosponsored with the Friends of Central Orange and Orange Community Players. Central Orange SC (213014) Thurs, Feb 13 (Tickets $15) Play only7:30 pm Fri, Feb 14 (Tickets $35) Dinner and Play 6:30 pm Sat, Feb 15 (Tickets $35) Dinner and Play 6:30 pm Sun, Feb 16 (Tickets $20) Dessert Matinee 2 pm Prime Time Players’ presents Wally’s Wartime Radio Hit Parade “Wally’s Wartime Radio Hit Parade” is a musical recreation of a real radio broadcast that takes place in January 1944. The radio cast and crew are winding up their last show and the show’s host, Wally, is about to ship off to Basic Training and what remains of WWII. But Wally’s soon - to-be bride is missing. The Christian Women’s Shoes on Tap insists on staging a military floor show and someone inadvertently disconnects the station from the power grid. What more can I tell you? The rest of the story remains to be “seen”. Donation requested: $7 Central Orange Senior Center

Fri, Jan 31(223019-01) 10:30 am Seymour Center

Thurs, Jan 30 (323001) 2 pm Sat, Feb 1 2 pm Spontaneous Seniors Improv Workshop! Learn to enhance your creativity, and spontaneity, during a four session workshop. No experience is necessary. Come with great expectations and you will have lots of fun. If you really enjoy the workshop and find your new passion, you will have the opportunity to join our Improv Theater group, which is affiliated with Seymour Center’s Prime Time Players. Please call Marv Axelrod at 919383-4848 if you are interested. Must have 5 participants to offer the workshop. Fee: $10 per session Seymour Center

Sat: Feb 1-22 10 – 11 am

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INTEREST GROUPS Book Club

We are a small and lively group, and welcome others. Contact the front desk at 919-245-2015 for current book selection. Tues, Dec 17 The Christmas Box, by James Lewandowski and A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Tues, Jan 21 The Poet of Tolstoy Park, by Sunny Brewer Tues, Feb 18 The Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander Central Orange SC (258000-01) 2:30 – 4:30 pm Book Chats (formerly listed under lunch) In a world where social media and texting is taking over, let’s get back to sharing, reviewing and exchanging through dialogue with each other in person. Book Chats is designed to do exactly that! To all book avid readers, join us and share your recent reading, whether it’s a recent best seller, fiction, non-fiction or a book you read some time ago. Here is an opportunity to talk about what you liked most about a book you read including what you may not have liked. This enjoyable meetup will be quite engaging and very laid back. Don’t forget to bring your book to pass around or put on display during the discussion. For information regarding this group, contact Corina Riley at 919- 245-4251. Seymour Center

Wed, Dec 18; Jan 15; Feb 19 (353002) 11 am - 12 noon BYO (BRING YOUR OWN) WRITING This is an intermediate to advanced writing group. Each member of the group is expected to email all the other members of the group with new material 1000 words long. The submission is then critiqued at home and discussed at the meeting which are every other Thursday. We welcome individuals who can meet these criterion. This is not a new group but is new to the senior center. Most of the current members are working on fiction, that is novels or short stories. A few others address creative nonfiction. Come join us! Leader: Vicki Fee:FREE Seymour Center

Thurs: Dec 5, 19; Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20 (354046-01)

December - February 2014

(1st and 3rd Thurs, except Jan, due to holiday) 6:30 pm -8:30 pm Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Club Are you interested in joining others to take advantage of the many fantastic performances held at DPAC? We are developing a DPAC club to connect individuals so they can decide which plays they’d like to attend and travel together as a group. Please call Terry at 919-245-2016 if you are interested and have your own transportation.

Garden Club - Central Orange SC – If you are interested in being part of the garden club please contact Terry at 919-245-2016. Members plan to meet on Wednesday mornings to do basic garden maintenance. Feel free to stop by during that time and ask any questions or pull a weed or two! Central Orange SC

Wednesdays (257014-01) 10 am

Garden Group – Seymour Meet the people who “love to garden.” Check the Garden Bulletin Board near the front desk or the Garden Post (in the flower bed) for monthly education programs, project help and wish list. Call Cydnee Sims at 919-245-4250 for more information. Seymour Center (357002) 1st Fri- meet to plan and garden: Dec 6; Jan 3; Feb 7 9:30 am – 12 noon Planting in the Garden: 3rd Fridays and following Mondays 9:30 am – 12 noon

Inspirational Topics for Practical Living Join us for this discussion series to uplift and encourage you throughout the week. If you have questions about the topics or materials, call 919-245-2015. Leaders: Walter Faribault & Madeline Riley Central Orange SC

Tuesdays (254000-01) 10 – 11 am

Issues of Faith This time is for those who enjoy gathering together for scriptures, songs and uplifting words of encouragement. Join Annie Cotton as she leads these inspirational discussions. Leader: Annie Cotton Seymour Center

Wednesdays (357010) 10:30 – 11:30 am

Passage Meditation (Satsang) “The Eight Point Program of Passage Meditation was developed by Ecknath Easwaran. It is non-denominational, non-sectarian, and free from dogma and ritual. It can be used within each


December - February 2014 person’s own cultural and religious background to relieve stress, heal relationships, release deeper resources and realize one’s highest potential”. Visit www.easwaran.org for more information, or contact Annette at 919-2601995. Ongoing. Fee: FREE Seymour Center

2nd & 4th Sat: Dec 14, 28; Jan 11, 25; Feb 8, 22 (352047) 9 – 10:30 am Sudoku Keep your brain sharp with this game that is sure to offer a challenge. If you have never tried Sudoku, or would like to learn tips to advance from the basic puzzle to the “evil” one, come join us. Sudoku game sheets provided; however you are welcome to bring some to share. Coach: Beverly Sanders Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Thursdays (357037) 10:30 – 11:30 am Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) A weight loss support group, TOPS, is a non-profit and non-commercial organization. We’ll help you reach your goals in a warm, caring support group for adults and children (age 7 +). Join us to help you have the pounds “fall” off. Contact: Judy at 919-452-3712 for more information. Fee: First visit is free. Central Orange SC

Tuesdays (257000-01) 11 am – 12 noon (Weigh-in: 10:30 am in the Wellness Room) Tar Heel Depression Glass Club The Tar Heel Depression Glass Club was formed in the spring of 1984. The group shares a common interest in collecting and preserving the glassware of the American Depression era. Past programs have included talks on Heisey, Fostoria, and Cambridge; Jewel Tea, Mayfair, Fiesta, Hall teapots, Cloverleaf, and Fire-King jade-ite. Other times, however, the program will be about something related to the interest of a club member that is not specifically related to collectible glass or dinnerware. Some examples of these programs have been talks on cast iron, children’s toys from the 1940s and 1950s, glass paperweights, Guardian cookware, and antique purses. Among the activities enjoyed by members are monthly meetings, 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 ncglassclub@hotmail.com.

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1st Mon, Dec 2; Jan 6; Feb 3 (237001-01) 5:30 – 8 pm Time-Out Club Are you interested in going to the movies, trying new restaurants, going bowling, or just checking out “what’s happening” in the Triangle? If you are, call Terry at 919-245-2016 and join others who are interested in taking time out for fun. Central Orange SC

Writers’ Discussion Group This group published its fourth book, Lest the Colors Fade. We are always looking for new members, including experienced and beginner writers. We help each other by offering helpful suggestions to improve our work. The group has previously published three other books, Echoes (l997), A Generation Speaks (2000), and Challenges on the Home Front (2005). Contact Joseph DiBona at 336-364-7978. Seymour Center

1st & 3rd Tues, Dec 3, 17; Jan 7, 21; Feb 4, 18 (357003) 2 – 4 pm Veterans of Foreign Wars Roundtable In partnership with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9100, we invite all veterans to come out and learn our guest speaker’s story, share yours and learn of the various services and resources available to you as a veteran. There will be speakers for each meeting. If you would like to be a speaker for future meetings, contact Cydnee Sims at 919-245-4250. Refreshments provided. Facilatators: Lee Heavlin and Peter O’Grady Seymour Center

Mon, Jan 27 – Lee Heavlin, Post Commander (313017-01) Mon, Feb 24 - Everrett “Bud” Hampton, USMC (313017-02) 10:30 – 11:30 am Veterans Supporting Veterans There are times a veteran has issues that only another veteran can understand. If you are a veteran and interested in learning more about the opportunities to help other veterans through the national We Honor Veterans program, developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact Terry at 919-245-2016. Central Orange SC

Weight Watchers - Noon If you are interested in joining a noontime Weight Watchers program, or if you are a member and would like to meet at COSC please contact Terry at 919-245-2016 for additional information.

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ORGANIZATIONS & CLUB MEETINGS Central NC Mineral Club Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month. Guests are always welcome. Web site is www.CentralNCMineralClub.org and has monthly updates on the first Tues meetings, etc. Contact: Bob Healy (healy@duke.edu). Seymour Center (358001) Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 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: www.chadernc.com Seymour Center (357050) Thurs, Dec 19; Feb 20 8:30 – 10 am Chapel Hill Camera Club Contact: Charles Twine, President at 919-419-9091 Seymour Center (358002) Tues, Dec 10, 24; Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25 6:30 - 9 pm Chapel Hill Camera Club - Digital Imaging Group Contact: Charles Twine, President, 919-419-9091 Seymour Center (358000) Tues, Dec 3; Jan 7; Feb 4 6:30 – 9 pm Charlie’s Social Club Come and join Charlie Tsui’s social club! Charlie has a lot of stories to share with you! You will meet new friends, practice English & Chinese, and have a lot of fun! Leader: Charlie Tsui Fee: FREE Seymour Center

Weds, Dec 4- 18; Jan 8-29; Feb 5-26 (354050) (no class Dec 25 or Jan 1 due to holiday) 10 am -11am

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Golden Age Happy Circle Club Contact: Lula Alston at 919- 967-5706 Seymour Center (358004) Tues, Dec 10; Jan 14; Feb 11 10:30 am Jolly 79ers Contact: Geraldine Fennell at 919-7321503 Central Orange SC (258001-1) Mon, Dec 2; Jan 6; Feb 3 10 am

NC Central University Alumni Association All NCCU Alumni are invited to join this organization. Keep informed about ongoing community projects, scholarships for students, and other updates for Alumni. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month. Contact: Dorothy Bumphus at 919943-9300 Central Orange SC(258005-01) Mon, Dec 17; Jan 27 (4th Mon due to holiday); Feb 17 6 pm

Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to a discussion of issues regarding their welfare. For more info contact: Walter Mack, President, at 919- 797-2246 Seymour Center (358006) Fri, Dec 6 – Holiday Luncheon, City Kitchen, University Mall 11:15 am Fri, Jan 24 – No Meeting Scheduled Fri, Feb 28 – Wilma Palmer, Blood Services Coordinator, Central NC Chapter of the American Red Cross – “Blood: A Gift of Life” 10 am

State Employee Association of NC (SEANC) All retired State Employees are invited to join this organization. Keep informed about State benefits and other changes that may take place. Meetings are held the 4th Tues of each month. Contact: Hazel Lunsford at 919-7324410 Central Orange SC (257010-01) Tues, Dec 2; Jan 28; Feb 25 9 – 11 am

Triangle Weavers Organization Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact: Janett Greenberg at 919-960-6902 Seymour Center (357004) Thurs, Jan 9; Feb 6 7 - 8:45 pm


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MOVIES TUESDAY CINEMAS AT THE Seymour Center The movies, with popcorn, start at 1 pm on Tuesdays. Come earlier if you’d like to have lunch with us. Lunch tickets are distributed on a first come first served basis beginning at 11 am. Movie descriptions are available at the Center. Dec 3 Bell, Book and Candle Dec 10 Away From Her Dec 17 Miracle on 34th Street Dec 31 Scrooged Jan 7 CATS Jan 14 Proof of Life Jan 21 The Butcher’s Wife Jan 28 Fried Green Tomatoes Feb 4 Cider House Rules Feb 11 Murphy’s Romance Feb 18 The Burbs Feb 25 Overboard Seymour Center

MOVIES

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Tuesdays 1 pm

DVDs: We are collecting DVDs at the Central Orange SC and Seymour Center. Please bring in one or two of your favorite DVDs to show as part of our Tuesday Cinema series and Friday Flicks. 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. FIRST FRIDAY FLICKS AT CENTRAL ORANGE Join us for fabulous films on the first Friday of the month starting at 1:15 pm. Come earlier if you’d like to have lunch with us. Lunch tickets are distributed on a first come first served basis beginning at 11 am. Movie selections will be available at the Center no later than 2 weeks before showing date by calling 919245-2015. Registration is required at least one week in advance. Central Orange SC

Dec 6 (253015-12) 1:15 pm Jan 3 (253015-01) 1:15 pm Feb 7 (253015-02) 1:15 pm If there is another time that would work better for movie viewing, please contact Terry at 919-245-2016. Heart’s Desire: Film and Lecture

Series at the Seymour Center is now listed under Educational Opportunities

Senior Times

SENIORS ON THE ROAD

Seymour Center

11am – 5 pm

LOCAL DAY TRIPS Meals on the trips will be on your own, unless otherwise stated. Trip Registration Read Carefully

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Please

Registration for the following trips will be taken on, or after, Mon, Nov 18.

To register, call the Central Orange Senior Center at 919-245-2015. You

may register yourself, and ONE other person, with addresses and phone numbers. Payment must be received within one week, or you will forfeit

your spot and be moved to the waiting list. Please make checks payable to: Orange County Dept on Aging and mail to: Central Orange Senior Center, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278, or to the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Please inquire regarding accessibility for assistive walking devices. Remember, trips fill quickly! Transportation refunds will be made only if you call the center and cancel your reservation three working days before the trip. If the minimum number of people doesn’t register for a trip, refunds will be issued for the full amount. Please arrive 15 minutes before the bus is scheduled to depart so it can be loaded and ready to leave on schedule. Trips leave from the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowland Dr, Hillsborough, and from the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill. Return trip times are approximate.

Thurs, Dec 5 (216000-01) Temple Theatre presents Plaid Tidings Forever Plaid was such a big hit we are headed back to Temple for an encore concert of Plaid Tidings. This time when Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky are allowed to return to earth for another concert event they are encouraged by none other than Rosemary Clooney. Plaid Tidings will feature the Rockettes, the Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean number that puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! We will enjoy lunch at The S & T Soda Shoppe prior to the play. Fee: $34 (transportation and ticket lunch is extra) Central Orange SC

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Thurs, Dec 12 (216001-01) Cary Towne Mall and Garden Ridge Pick up last minute gifts at the “PreHoliday” sales. Lunch on your own in the food court, or one of the mall’s many restaurants. Fee: $15 (transportation) Central Orange SC

9 am – 4 pm

Seymour Center

9:30 am – 3:30 pm Fri, Jan 10(216002-01) Porsche by Design exhibit – NC Museum of Art Why is an art museum featuring 22 Porsche automobiles in the gallery spaces? Come and find out! Art lovers will discover connections between the beauty, artistry, and innovation these cars embody and other works of art in the museum. Car lovers will relish the rarity and engineering genius of the Porsche design. We will have time to explore additional exhibits in the museum and then relax over a late lunch at the 18 Seaboard restaurant. A special sneak peek will be held at Central Orange SC on Dec 12. Please check under special events for details. Fee: $30 for transportation and exhibit – lunch is extra. (Museum members pay for transportation only – let us know your membership # when you register.) Central Orange SC

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of conductor William Henry Curry. We will arrive in time for the preconcert lecture and eat a late lunch after the concert. Fee: $30 (transportation & ticket) Central Orange SC

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center

10 am – 4 pm

Thurs, Feb 27 (216005-01) Temple Theatre presents Smoke on The Mountain This show is set in a small church in NC’s Smoky Mountains in 1938 as they prepare for a Saturday Night Gospel Sing. The Sanders Family returns after a five-year hiatus to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where the Pastor enlists the Sanders Family to help bring his congregation into “the modern world.” The show features two dozen bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family. This is one of the funniest shows and will keep you laughing. We will enjoy lunch at Miss Magnolia Tea Room prior to the play. Fee: $34 (transportation and ticket lunch is extra) Central Orange SC

10 am – 5:30 pm Seymour Center

10:30 am – 5 pm

SATURDAY GETAWAYS and EXTENDED TRIPS

Seymour Center

If you have any travel ideas, contact Cydnee Sims at 919-245-4250, as well as to register, or for more information – including deposits and final payment dates, payment arrangements, cancellations, travel insurance, travel agents’ policies, or 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 before the trip leaves.

Fri, Feb 7 (216004-01) NC Symphony in Raleigh Russian composers are featured in this concert entitled Capricio Espagnol. Koussevitzky’s Concerto for Double Bass will be performed by Leonid Finkelshteyn under the baton

Sat, Nov. 23 (346009) Duplin Winery 30th Christmas Show! The Christmas Season comes alive with the music and comedy of Down Home Country. Enjoy your favorite classic holiday music, as well as contemporary songs of the season. Laugh at the Christmas

9 am – 4:30 pm Seymour Center

9:30 am – 4 pm Fri, Jan 24 (216003-01) Triangle Town Center – Raleigh Spend the day shopping for all the end of season specials as we head to the Triangle Town Center. This is one of the largest malls in the area so you’re sure to find something special. Lunch on your own in the food court, or one of the mall’s many restaurants. Fee: $15 (transportation) Central Orange SC

9 am – 4 pm

9:30 am – 4:30 pm


December - February 2014 craziness provided by our resident jokesters, “Roadkill Rufus” and “Junior Jackson” and those wild and crazy “Dixie Hicks”. Come celebrate the season as Duplin Winery again brings you Down Home Country Christmas, the most amazing Christmas stage show on the East Coast! Dinner Menu for the evening includes House Salad with Muscadine Orange Poppy Seed Dressing, Burgundy Chicken Served with Scalloped Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach, Naughty & Nice Carrot Cake Cheese Cake. The cost of tour includes transportation, winery tour & wine tasting, dinner and show. Gratu-

ities not included.

Recommended gratuity for driver is $3 - $5 per person. Checks should be

made payable to OCDOA. Call Cydnee Sims for availability at 919-245-4250. Must have 25 participants for this tour to take place.

Cost: $80 per person Seymour Center

12:45 – 11:45 pm Central Orange SC

1:15 – 11:15 pm

Sat, Feb 8 (314004-01) Historic Somerset Place in Creswell Somerset Place offers visitors a comprehensive and realistic view of nineteenth-century life on a large-scale NC plantation. During its 80 year existence as an active plantation (1785 - 1865), Somerset Place encompassed as many as 100,000 acres and became one of NC’s most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations. Cumulatively, it was home to more than 800 enslaved men, women, and children of African descent - 80 of whom were brought to Somerset directly from their West African homeland in 1786.Visitors tour the Collins Family Home and related domestic dependencies including the Dairy, Kitchen/Laundry, Kitchen Rations Building, Smokehouse, and Salting House. Reconstructed buildings related to the enslaved community include the Suckey Davis Home, Lewis and Judy’s Home, and the Plantation Hospital. There are archaeological remains of several buildings and the plantation grounds. There will also be time to explore the gift shop. Admission to Somerset if free of charge, however donations are welcomed. Gratuities not included. Recommended gratuity for driver is $3 - $4 per person. Checks should be made payable to

OCDOA and received before, Fri., Jan. 3. Must have 25 participants for this tour to take place.

Tour Cost: $50 per person (Tour fee covers transportation and lunch. Admission is free) Seymour Center

Senior Times 8 am – 7 pm

Central Orange SC

8:30 am – 6:30 pm Mon, Feb 10 - Presentation South Africa Featuring Zambia and Victoria Falls Encore Presentation Don’t miss this journey of a lifetime! Join Amanda Speer with Premier World Discovery for an encore presentation to Africa this coming October! Presentation will be held on Mon, Feb 10, from 2 – 3 pm. Please register at 919-968-2070 by Mon, Jan 27 if you plan to attend. Detailed flyers available at the front desk. Presenter: Amanda Speer, Travel Representative Fee: FREE Seymour Center (346000-03) 2 – 3 pm Sat, Mar 8 (326010-01) The NEW Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills You’ll be able to see sharks and starfish, and seahorses and rays at a new aquarium set to open in spring 2014 at the Concord Mills mall. The 30,000 sq ft facility will occupy the former NASCAR Speed Park. The new project is a Merlin Entertainments’ Sea Life brand, which has 50 locations across the globe, including five in the United States. Sea Life at Concord Mills will have 30 displays of marine life as well as an ocean tank with an underwater tunnel that visitors walk through. The aquarium will be smaller than others in the Carolinas and nearby states, however it will highlight marine life most associated with the Carolinas. Sign up today for this exciting Saturday Getaway! Lunch will be on your own. Concord Mills offers a food court that has 12 to 15 restaurants to choose from. Tour fee covers transportation and admission cost. Gratuities not included. Recommended gratuity for driver is $3 - $4 per person. Checks should be

made payable to OCDOA and received before, Fri., Feb 7. Must have 25 participants for this tour to take place.

Tour Cost: $40 per person (transportation and admission)

Seymour Center

9 am – 6:45 pm

Central Orange SC

9:30 am – 6:15 pm Tues, May 13 - Fri, May 16 (326012-01) Simply Savannah Sail the calm Savannah River and relive a bygone era. View lovely Victorian homes, picturesque cottages and moss-draped trees as you delve into Savannah’s rich history. Dine on a southern buffet at Food Network

personality Paula Deen’s “The Lady & Sons.” Tour the Mercer Williams House, built by Johnny Mercer’s great-grandfather and immortalized in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Any time is the right time to see the Ole South in Savannah. Package includes 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Breakfasts, Southern-style Buffet Lunch at Paula Deen’s “The Lady & Sons” Restaurant, 2 Dinners, including a seafood dinner, Guided Tour of Historic Savannah, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, Mercer-Williams House, Savannah History Museum, River St District, Musical Revue at Savannah Theatre, Gift for All, Luggage Handling, All Taxes and Meal Gratuities. Gratuity for Motorcoach driver not included. Recommended gratuity for driver is $3 $5 per person. Checks should be made

payable to OCDOA and received before, Fri, Mar 28. Must have 35 participants for this tour to take place.

Tour Cost: $389 per person (double occupancy) $488 per person (single occupancy) Seymour Center

7 am – 4:30 pm

Central Orange SC

7:30 am – 4 pm

Thurs, Oct 23 - Mon, Nov 3 (34600001) South Africa Featuring Zambia and Victoria Falls Looking forward to this tour traveling to South Africa? Glad you are! It will include the following points of interest: Zambia, Victoria Falls, Cape Town City Tour, Kruger National Park, Three Game Drives/Safaris, Table Mountain Gondola Ride, Wine Country & Tasting, Cape of Good Hope, Kirtenbosch Botanical Gardens, Professional Safari Rangers, South African Museum, Zambezi River Cruise, Open Air Boma Dinner and time to explore at leisure. Tour includes: Roundtrip Airfare (Air travel estimated is 20 hours each for departure and return flights) , International Air Departure Taxes/Fuel , Inner Tour Flights, 19 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 7 Dinners, Local Trip Expert/Guide, Motorcoach Transportation, Hotel Transfers, Admissions per Itinerary, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Baggage Handling, and all Accommodations. Tour Cost is $6,745 for double occupancy and $7,895 for single occupancy. For more information or a flyer, contact Cydnee Sims, 919-2454250.

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OTHER TRIPS

Mar 30 – Apr 4 Bahamas Cruise from Charleston, SC Sponsored by the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center Take a low cost leisurely Bahamas Cruise from Charleston, S.C. escorted by Jerry Passmore and other Friends’ of Central Orange members. The Carnival Fantasy will take you on a 5night cruise to beautiful Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. An unbelievable onboard experience -- including: Total Choice Dining, a wide variety of entertainment options, a friendly Casino and Spa Carnival -- await you aboard the Fantasy. Total Cost includes round trip charter bus service to Charleston, driver gratuity, baggage handling, and cruise. (Ship staff gratuities/shore excursions are not included.)Book now, as space is limited! Your total cost for a double occupancy room is: •Inside Cabin: $650 per person; •Outside Cabin: $695 per person To hold your room at these prices, a

$200 non-refundable deposit must be received by Nov 22. Prices will likely increase after that date. Your final payment is due Jan 10, 2014. Call 245-2015 to register or for information. On Sun-

day, March 30, the bus leaves Central Orange Senior Center at 7 AM and the Seymour Center at 7:30 AM. On Friday, April 4, you will be able to lunch and browse on your own in downtown Charleston before leaving for home. We will return home around 7:30 p.m. A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED and must be in your possession when boarding the ship. Make your check payable to: The Friends of The Senior Center for Central Orange/ PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278. The Friends also accepts Master Card, Visa, and Discover Card for a 3% charge.

Aug 21 - 31, 2014 Hawaii by Land & Sea Experience It! The Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center invite you aboard The Pride of America for a 7-night cruise, with three more days on the island of Honolulu, Oahu. While in port you can explore the islands of Kauai, Maui and the big island of Hawaii with stops in Hilo and Kona. While at sea take advantage of the many amenities offered onboard such as 14 restaurants, 9 bars and lounges, pools, excellent accommodations and plenty of places to catch a glimpse of a whale or to soak in the dramatic views. It’s the perfect way to enjoy paradise. This 11 day trip includes 22 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Din-


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Page 38 ners. This tour features all the qualities of our traditional escorted tours, including a Tour Manager. Inside Cabin Rates: Double $4,788; Single $6,783; Outside Cabin Rates: Double $5,088; Single $7,383; Balcony Cabin Rates: Double $5,538; Single $8,283; Included in Price: Port Charges, Round Trip Air from Raleigh Durham Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers for groups of 10 or more. All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change. Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person. To pick up a brochure of the trip’s full description, contact the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowland Drive, Hillsborough, N.C., 27278, or for more information, contact Jerry Passmore, Friends Trip Coordinator, 919-423-1555. Sept 19 - Oct. 3, 2014 ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES & IRELAND Slide Presentation: Jan 29 (2 pm) You’ve been clamoring for this trip for years; it’s finally here. 15 days of all the hot spots in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Visit Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey where the monarchs are crowned, Houses of Parliament, stroll the Thames and MORE. Travel to Stonehenge, the mysterious formation that dates back to the Stone Age. On to Bath, and its 2,000 yr old elaborate spas. Take in the lovely Welsh countryside on the way to coastal Fishguard and our night sojourn in Cardiff, Wales. Ferry across the Irish Sea to Ireland for a night stay in Waterford and a tour of the famous crystal factory. No visit to Ireland is complete without kissing the Blarney Stone at the top of a historic castle. Two nights in Killarney, a most delightful town, nestled in a forest of lakes and mountains. Explore the Ring of Kerry where you’ll find some of Ireland’s most magical scenery: cliffs, rugged mountains, lakes and picturesque villages. Visit with a local family on a dairy farm. Make your way to the Rock of Cashel, where St Patrick preached. On to Dublin with its famous doors and pubs with those delightful Irish names. A guided tour of Dublin’s rich history, but still time to shop and explore on your own. Sample all the local brews. Hate to leave Ireland? There’s more fun in store. The majestic Caernarfon Castle in Wales. Discover some of the most fantastic scenery in all

Senior Times of Britain as we travel north on the way to Scotland through England’s scenic Lake District, Lake Windermere and Grasmere. Stop in Gretna Green, Scotland. A guided tour of Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish crown jewels, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots (for you history buffs) Visit Hadrian’s Wall, the northernmost border of the Roman Empire, Visit historic York with its quaint narrow streets, Coventry, and Stratfordupon-Avon for our final night’s stay Cost: Double Occupancy: $ 4,599. (includes early booking discount) (round trip air fare & taxes, round trip Seymour Center/RDU, tours, hotels, hotel transfers, 15 days, 22 meals, baggage handling, all tips except tour director and bus driver Insurance & cancellation waiver: $230 Reserve by April 1, 2014 (please sign up earlier if you plan to go) Contact Linda Mews, Friends of the Seymour Center at 919- 967- 4728 or Lmews2@gmail.com Slide Show Trip Presentation in Seymour Center Theater

Wed, Jan 29 2 pm

CARRBORO RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS The following programs are sponsored by the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department. For more information and to register, call 919-9187364. Events are free unless other-

wise stated.

Bingo Bring a friend or just come join all the fun and you may win a prize. Try your luck, sharpen your mind, and see enjoy a small afternoon snack while you play ten games of bingo. Must call to register. Tues,, Dec 17; Jan 21; Wed, Feb 26 2 - 3:30 pm Century Center

Game Day at Covenant Place Carrboro Recreation and Parks and Covenant Place, a local senior apartment facility, have teamed up to

December - February 2014

bring you several chances to socialize while playing dominoes, cards and the Nintendo ‘Wii’. No experience is needed so come out and learn something new or just sit and chat with your friends. Thurs, Dec 11; Jan 23; Feb 27 1 – 2 pm

Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. Please bring money for lunch at Mrs Lacy’s Teahouse in Sanford Thurs, Dec 12 10:30 am – 5 pm Fee: $26

Valentine Party Celebrate the love of your choice with us this year. Life, grandchildren, pets, a sweetie, chocolate, nature, and art are all contenders! This sweet little party promises entertainment, refreshments and games…all in the name of love. Please call 919918-7364 to register. Fri, Feb 14 2 pm

The Gallery Players “Les Miserbles” in Burlington, NC Les Miserables is a sung-through musical based on the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo. Set in early 19thcentury France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him, but he is tracked down by a police inspector, Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France. Sun, Feb 23 1 – 5:45 pm Fee: $17

Covenant Place

Century Center

Zumba Gold Dance your way to better health. The Zumba Gold fitness program is a specialty course designed to meet the anatomical, physiological, and psychological needs of the aging population. Like the traditional Latininspired Zumba workout, the Zumba Gold workout incorporates many of the dance/fitness routines set to Latin and international rhythms but is performed at a lower intensity Thurs, Mar 6 – Apr 10 10:30 – 11:30 am Thurs, Apr 24 – May 29 Fee: $36 (per session) Century Center

Classes with Ricky Garni at Covenant Place Ricky Garni will be continuing the memoirs class at Covenant Place. For more information visit www.carrbororec.org, or call 919-918-7372. Thurs, Dec 19; Jan 16; Feb 20 2 – 3 pm Covenant Place

DAY TRIPS Walk In Registration Only. Carrboro Recreation and Parks trips are known for their fine company, back road ambling, and interest-piquing destinations. Take advantage of a one-day outing and leave the driving to someone else! Transportation is by van,

departing from Carrboro Town Hall

and return times are approximate. Please inquire regarding wheelchair accessibility. In order to receive a re-

fund you must cancel 2 weeks prior to the trip.

Temple Theatre “Plaid Tidings” Offers the best of Forever Plaid tiedup in a nifty package with a big

Raleigh Little Theatre - “The Divine Sisters” An outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. St Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior is determined to build a new school for her convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. Sunday, Feb 2 2 – 6 pm Fee: $22

GOLDEN TRAIL SERIES

William B Umstead State Park Join us as we take a break from our busy lives and head to William B Umstead State Park. We will take a short stroll along a nature trail and may explore a little more extensive hike into the woods. Enjoy the beauty and diversity of the park’s natural resources which are best seen from its many trails. Bring a lunch. Tues, Dec 3 10 am - 2:30 pm Fee: $4


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Mayo Lake Park Winter Waterfowl and Bird Hike We will begin with the Morgan Creek Trail and then off to Jordan Lake to see magnificent wildlife. We hope to see eagles, cormorants, ducks and herons. Bring binoculars if you have them. Tues, Feb 18 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Fee: $4 BREAKFAST WITH AN EXPERT Listen to local experts discuss their field of knowledge while enjoying fresh hot coffee, fruit and muffins courtesy of the Recreation and Parks Department. All programs start at 9:30 am, and last 1 - 1½ hours unless otherwise noted. 9:30 – 11am FREE Century Center

Self-Defense and Medicine Learn about practical self-defense techniques for the elderly. Jason Goldsmith PhD, is the owner of Tactical Kung Fu and Mixed Martial Arts. There will also be a MD/PhD student in his final semester at UNC-CH. Dr Goldsmith will provide practical techniques for self-defense that take into account the unique physiology of those with greater wisdom. He will also answer questions pertaining to general sports training and managing sports-related injuries in elderly people. Thurs, Dec 5 For Jan and Feb topics and dates, visit www.carrbororec.org or call 919-9187372 POET’S OPEN MIC NIGHT Join Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Open Eye Cafe the first Tuesday of each month for POETS OPEN MIC NIGHT. This is a night when poets can engage with others and share the power and diversity of poetry. This event is staged to provide the venue for people to celebrate, share, and encourage the writing, reading, and listening of poetry. For information, call 919-918-7364. (1st Tues of each Month) Dec 3 – Feb 4 7 – 9 pm Open Eye Cafe

For complete listing of programs and classes please visit www.carrbororec. org or call 919-918-7372.

The spring Aging in Community Series will kick-off at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 18. Developer and social entrepreneur, Tim Carpenter, will speak about the Burbank Artist Colony, an elder community in Burbank, CA devoted to the arts. Winner of the 2011 James Irvine Leadership Award, Tim has been transforming the way people think about aging by turning affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. You can learn more about this initiative and register for this event by going to the Charleshouse.org website.

Orange County Senior Games REGISTRATION OPENS Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults ages 55+. Activities include clinics, tournaments, social activities, SilverArts, as well as local and state competitions. For more information call Dana Hughes, Senior Games Coordinator, 919-918-7372. The Recreation and Parks Departments of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Department on Aging are the local sponsors. The 2014 Orange County Senior Games’ Athletic Events will be held Sat, Mar 22 – Wed, Apr 23, and SilverArts will be on display beginning Mon, Mar 24. For the Senior Games on-going activities events schedule, please refer to the Athletics section on page 31-32 for more information. Registration Information Registration forms will be mailed to last year’s participants before the end of 2013. 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. You can also call a senior center and ask to have one mailed to you. Be sure to check the application for the “early bird” savings. The early bird deadline is Fri, Feb 14 and the final deadline is Mon, Feb 24 (the SilverArts registration deadlines are the same as for Athletic events). For more information and/or to volunteer at any of the events, please call Dana Hughes at 919-918-7372. For information about SilverArts call Cydnee Sims at 919-245-4250. SilverArts SilverArts is a juried art show, and will be at the Seymour Center. Please complete the Senior Games SilverArts registration form in the Senior Games registration packet. All artwork should be brought to the Seymour Center on Tues, Mar 18, between 9 am – 12 noon.


NEED HELP FINDING A PLACE TO VOLUNTEER? The RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program provides personal assistance to people at least 55 years of age who want to volunteer in a school, nonprofit or government agency. RSVP also develops and administers volunteer programming of its own where none may exist. www.orangecountync.gov/aging/ RSVPindex.asp Kathy Porter, RSVP Project Director Vicki Hill, Assistant Director Judy Mathias, Senior Education Corps Caroline Wood, Administrative Assistant Call 919-968-2070 or email: rsvp@ orangecountync.gov A service of Orange County Dept on Aging, the Corporation for National & Community Service, National Senior Service Corps with local support from the Towns of Carrboro & Chapel Hill.

CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER

103 Meadowland Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278 • 919-245-2015 Mailing address: P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Monday – Thursday 8 am - 8 pm; Friday 8 am – 5 pm; Saturday 9 am – 11 am Managed by Orange County Department on Aging with support from Friends of Central Orange Senior Center. Lisa Berley, Front Desk Manager, 919-245-2015 Dawn Smith, Facility Manager, 919-245-2021 Terry Colville, Center Operations Manager, 919-245-2016, e-mail: tcolville@orangecountync.gov Isabel Jackson, Food Services Coordinator, 919-245-4256, email: ijackson@orangecountync.gov Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, 919-245-4270, email: lbrown@orangecountync.gov Myra Austin, Senior Centers Administrator, 919-245-2020 email: maustin@orangecountync.gov Janice Tyler, Director, Department on Aging, 919-245-4255 email: jtyler@orangecountync.gov TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE CENTRAL ORANGE SENIOR CENTER, CALL 919-245-2015.

Are you experiencing an Aging Transition? Orange County Department on Aging/ Aging Transitions Division is designed to provide information, consultations, assessments, and services to older adults and their families as they face changing health needs, relocations, widowhood, and other age-related issues. Email: agingtransitions@co.orange.nc.us Mary Fraser, DSW, Aging Transitions Administrator Carla Allison, BSW, Social Worker Carolyn Jefferson, RN, BSN, Caregiver Day Out Coordinator Mary-Lynn Piven, PhD, RN, Mental Health Consultant Beverly Shuford, BA, Information and Benefits Specialist Pam Tillett, MSW, Social Worker Shuang Wang, MSW, Social Worker Mary-Ann Weston, MSW, Social Worker Jenny Womack, MA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist Zhenzhen Yu, MSW Bilingual Social Worker Aging Transitions Help-Line: 919-968-2087 Monday - Friday 9 am – 4 pm

SEYMOUR CENTER

2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • 919-968-2070

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 9 pm; Saturday 9 am - 3 pm Managed by the Orange County Department on Aging, with support from Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department, and Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. Jerri Gale, Front Desk Manager, 919-968-2070 Robin Bailin, Facility Manager, 919-245-4252 Corina Riley, Program Asst. Manager, 919-245-4251 Cydnee Sims, Center Operations Manager, 919-245-4250, e-mail: csims@orangecountync.gov Isabel Jackson, Food Services Coordinator, 919-245-4256, email: ijackson@orangecountync.gov Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator, 919-245-4270, email: lbrown@orangecountync.gov Myra Austin, Senior Centers Administrator, 919-245-2020, e-mail: maustin@orangecountync.gov Janice Tyler, Director, Department on Aging, 919-245-4255, e-mail: jtyler@orangecountync.gov TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE SEYMOUR CENTER, CALL 919-968-2070.

OC Web page: www.orangecountync.gov/aging On-line registration is available for many of our programs at the above website. Program fees may be paid by using a credit card. Both Senior Centers will be closed Tuesday – Thursday, December 24, 25, 26; Wednesday, January 1 and Monday, January 20 for the holidays.

Senior Times Winter 2013  

December/January/February

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