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Senior News

November/December 2016 Providing programs for individuals, families, and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. Metrocrest Services 13801 Hutton Dr. Suite 150 Farmers Branch, TX 75234 metrocrestservices.org (972) 446-2100 Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter facebook.com/ metrocrestservices Twitter@Metrocresthelps

Volunteer. Donate. Sponsor. To sign up for our e-news, contact Kathy Thompson at kthompson@metrocrestservices.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan Watson, Chair Jamie Robertson, Chair Elect Beccy Ratliff, Secretary Richard Fleming, Treasurer Brian Boilla Mary Ann Burns Reggie Carney Andy Dastur Kenny Dickson Dianne Fletcher Andy Folmer Margie Gunther Diane Moreau-Randall Beccy Ratliff Jack Stotz

LIAISONS

Pam Peña, C-FB ISD Mark Hill, City of Coppell Anthony Hill, Coppell ISD Bob Garza, City of Carrollton Mike Bomgardner, City of Farmers Branch Fran Powell, Town of Addison Lou Sartor, Advisory Council Oscar Lopez, Brookhaven College

Metrocrest Services celebrated the spirit of volunteerism and honored seven unsung heroes for their service to the community at the 2016 Seasons of Service luncheon on October 17. Honorees were Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Judy Bader, Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, Marty Robinson, Lois Lescovitz, Coppell Cares (part of First United Methodist Church Coppell), and Frost Bank. The event was hosted by retired WFAATV News Anchor Gloria Campos. Proceeds support Metrocrest Services programs that benefit individuals in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and the city of Dallas in Denton County who are coping with crisis situations.

2016 event co-chairs Dianne Fletcher and Lou Sartor flank Gloria Campos, Seasons of Service Emcee.

Mike Harris, Metrocrest Services Development Manager, and Tracy Eubanks, Metrocrest Services CEO

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Metrocrest Senior News

November/December 2016

Experts Recommend Exercise for the Brain The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), an independent collaborative of scientists, physicians, scholars and policy experts convened by AARP to provide the best thinking on brain health for older adults, has issued recommendations around exercise and brain health, including: l

Get 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise.

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Incorporate strength training two or more times a week.

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Lead a physically active lifestyle.

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To stay motivated, consider exercising with other people. Source: AARP Bulletin, September 2016

Holiday Giving Opportunities Online Resources That Could Save Your Life Physician Compare medicare.gov/physiciancompare

From Medicare, offers background on physicians and ratings from patient surveys.

Hospital Compare medicare.gov/hospitalcompare

Uses Medicare data to rate hospitals on variables such as effective care, complications, readmissions and patient experiences.

Hospital Safety Score hospitalsafetyscore.org

Gives hospitals a letter grade based on a range of safety measures.

Nurse Credentialing Center nursecredentialing.org

Rates hospitals on a range of care measures. Its “magnet hospitals” tend to have lower death and infection rates.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ahrq.gov

Step-by-step discharge checklist and a downloadable guide, “Taking Care of Myself: A guide for When I Leave the Hospital.” Source: AARP Bulletin, September 2016

As your family observes the holidays, remember to reach out to local low-income families and those experiencing financial challenges. Annual holiday programs conducted by Metrocrest Services rely on donations from the community to provide food, toys and gifts to brighten the holidays of individuals in the community. Donate nonperishables foods that will provide a week supply of food to 850 families before Thanksgiving. Deadline to donate: Friday, November 18. Give unwrapped toys, gifts, and/or nonperishable foods for distribution in December. Deadline to donate: Monday, December 19. Details at www.metrocrestservices.org or call 972-446-2100.

You Can Help! For information on volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, call Erica Mahoney, Volunteer Manager at (972) 446-2100, or visit metrocrestservices.org.


Golden Oldies November 2016

Coppell Senior and Community Center 345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

972-462-5136 phone www.coppelltx.gov

Monday & Wednesday, 9am–8pm Tuesday & Thursday, 9am–6pm Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday, 9am–1pm

Trips

Aquacise

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards

University of Texas Arlington Planetarium

Get a great workout without getting your face wet! Low-impact water aerobics increases cardiovascular endurance and burns fat, without stress on bones and joints. Class is held at The CORE. All participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Instructors: Vivian Gree and Sally McCurdy Tuesdays, 9:00 am; Fridays, 9:00 am

Do you have a passion for giving back? Here is your chance to volunteer at the Coppell Senior Center. We are looking for volunteers to assist with an internal “handmade” card-making program. The cards will be used internally for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested! Wednesday, 11/2 & 11/16, 3:00 pm

Join us as we travel to University of Texas at Arlington’s Planetarium to explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine. We’ll “ride along” on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face to face with sharks and whales, and much more. We’ll have lunch in Arlington before heading to the Planetarium. Deadline to register is October 28. Cost: $5 Thursday, 11/10, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Supper Club • Sip & Savor • Plano Step back in time as we visit Sip & Savor, a neighborhood restaurant set in an 1893 Victorian home, serving California wine country inspired food and wine. Deadline to register is November 7. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 11/15, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Yo-Lates A fusion of yoga and Pilates mixed together with a shot of espresso! Yoga poses performed in a slow flowing progression mixed with Pilates exercises focusing on posture and core stability to create symmetry, flexibility, and strength. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Tuesdays 10:15 am

Circuit Training

Special Events

Every two minutes when the music changes, you will work a different muscle. The class will focus on the cardiovascular system and all major muscle groups. Guaranteed to be fun! Instructor: Christine Douglas Wednesdays, 5:00 pm

Breakfast Bingo

Zumba

Join us for breakfast, starting at 9:15 am, before bingo. Advance sign-up is required for breakfast. Deadline to sign-up is one week before. Friday, 11/11, 9:15 am

Bingo and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Food served at 5:00 pm. Bingo begins at 5:30 pm. $1 per card. Saturday, 11/19, 4:30 pm

Senior Performance: Coming to America Join us for a celebration of our first immigrants. We will celebrate with stories, songs, poems, and jokes. Performance is open to friends and family. If you are interested in performing in the play, contact Brenda Magri bmagri@verizon.net. Saturday, 11/5, 11:30 am

Veterans Day Lunch Join us as we say “thank you” and honor all veterans in this special tribute. Participants are encouraged to wear patriotic attire or uniforms. Military items, including pictures, uniforms, memorabilia, etc., is also encouraged to be put on display. Advance registration is required by October 30. Limited to 60 guests. Monday, 11/7, 11:30 am

Thanksgiving Lunch Join us for our annual celebration of Thanksgiving. We’ll have all of the Thanksgiving favorites, with hot cider being served from 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Advance registration is required by November 13. Wednesday, 11/16, 11:30 am

Zumba is a Latin dance class that is energetic and designed to get you movin’ with Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia. Come join the party! Instructor: Christine Douglass 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays, 9:30 am 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:00 pm

Nia Movement Class Nia is a movement fusion dance class that incorporates Martial Arts (Akido, Tai Chi and Tai Kwon Do), Dance Arts and Healing Arts (yoga, meditation, and stretching). The music is beautiful and choreographed specifically for Nia. Instructor: Christine Douglass 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 am 1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays, 6:00 pm

Line Dancing Line dancing is very basic with easy dance steps. Most dances are based on doing a 32-count pattern, then turn to face each wall. The steps include cha-cha, grapevine, and box step. Instructor: LuLu Roemer Thursdays, 10:45 am–11:45 am

Gaming

Scrapbooking Class Learn how to create simple, yet beautiful keepsakes. You’ll learn how to design pages, organize your pictures, and so much more! Bring decorative paper, embellishments, and scrapbooks. Some decorative paper will be available. Signup in advance to reserve your seat. Wednesday, 11/2 & 11/16, 3:00 pm

Therapeutic Horticulture Program- Evergreen Swags Assemble fragrant clippings of greens and herbs into a swag and embellish with holiday ornaments. Suitable for hanging on your front door. Tuesday, 11/8, 10:00 am

Educational Sessions Snack & Chat: Life Goes On Handling finances when your loved one passes, especially when it comes suddenly, is painful for the family to deal with, along with the myriad of postfuneral, legal and financial decisions, while coping with grief. Learn what the essential legal, financial decisions are, how to gather and assemble essential information, and what to do with it. Presentation by Chessman Wealth Strategies. Sign-up is required. Monday, 11/7, 10:00 am

Car Fit AAA Texas will conduct a free 20-minute vehicle check-up in the Senior Center parking lot. Sign-up is required. Saturday, 11/12, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Snack & Chat: Charitable Giving / DFW Educate

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold’em regular play. Tuesday, 11/8, 10:30 am

Learn how you could receive payments back for your lifetime, save on your current income taxes, and benefit you and your family. This class will give you ideas about using charitable trusts or charitable strategies for planned giving, and tax ramification to families and estates. Presentation by DFW Educate. Signup is required. Monday, 11/14, 10:00 am

Mah Jongg Lessons Join the Mah Jongg group for a lesson!

Mondays, 1:00 pm

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

Texas Hold’em Tournament

Special Interest

The 2016 Craft Fair is an excellent place to start your Christmas shopping or find a special gift! Free popcorn to enjoy while you shop will be served from 10 am–12 pm. Kiddy Krafts will be held from 9:30 am–11:30 am for just $2 per child. Get more information about becoming a vendor at the Front Desk. Saturday, 11/19, 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Sign up for our popular Texas Hold’em Tournament. Sign-ups limited to the first 48 participants. Lunch served at 12:30 pm. Sign-ups required for lunch count, a week before play. Lunch donated by Subway. Wednesday, 11/9, 1:00 pm

Everyone Has a Story

Fitness

Join in on a round of ping pong. No sign-ups required.

Coppell Senior Center Craft Fair 2016

Groups Ping Pong Group Fridays, 1 pm–3 pm

Indoor Walking

Advisory Committee

Join other Senior Center Members for a walk around the Coppell Aquatic and Recreation Center indoor track! Members are able to use the indoor walking track daily during the posted times ONLY. If you wish to utilize other amenities, please purchase the appropriate pass. All participants must be a member of the Coppell Senior Center and check in at the front desk. Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–10:00 am

All Advisory Committee Members are asked to be present at the meeting. Members, if you are interested in placing items on the advisory committee monthly agenda, please see an advisory committee member. Tuesday, 11/15, 10:00 am

Personal Training Join certified personal trainer Sharon Tuggle for one-on-one personal training. Sign-up in advance, trainer will call you directly to schedule your personal training appointment. Cost: $40 per session, $35 for 5 or more

Core 30 Core 30 is a 30-minute fitness class which incorporates exercises to strengthen the abdominals and back. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 9:30 am–10:00 am

Beginner Yoga Move your body through a complete series of seated yoga poses. Perform postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, strength, and range of movement. Chair support is offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support, or if you feel comfortable, no shoes at all. Great for those who have never attended a yoga class or are new to the exercise. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 10:15 am–11:15 am

Serenity Now Workshops These 4 workshops bring together ancient breath & bodywork with the newest scientific information for how and why these techniques work to allow for communication in all systems of your body, concentration, coordination and sleep balance. Class includes 4 parts which will rotate weekly between Meditation, Reflexology/Acupressure, Foam Rolling and Joint Pain & Injury prevention. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Gentle Yoga Move your body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Postures are designed to increase flexibility, balance, strength, and range of movement. Chair support is offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support, or if you feel comfortable, no shoes at all. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays & Thursdays, 5:00 pm

Advisory Committee Nominations Are you interested in serving on the Advisory Committee? Stop by the front desk at the Coppell Senior Center to pick up an information packet. Nomination forms are due Saturday, November 12. Voting will take place December 5–9.

Jigsaw Hi-Jinx Need a new addiction or want to relax with some friends? Join us for our new fall activity, Jigsaw Hi-Jinx. All week long, jigsaw puzzles will be available in our lobby to put together but on Fridays we have a special time set aside just for puzzle people to get together and say “Hi” to friends or piece together some new relationships! Fridays, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Arts & Crafts Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group The Knit Wits are gathering! With over 2,000 handmade baby items donated, and now topping over 30 members since its May 2014 inception, this group is GROWING! All are welcome to grab their sewing, knitting, and crocheting accoutrements and join in on the kindly camaraderie every Tuesday. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm

Material Girls Our newest group will be a “Sister Group” to our already well-established, hard-working, wildly successful Knit Wits! The Material Girls group will be an “at large” community service group, addressing differing needs during differing seasons, for folks throughout our community. Material Girls will practice our “Hearts In Crafts” during our regular Thursday craft days, but with a twist. Those who come for Arts & Crafts and those who come for Material Girls will share the same space. All Material Girls creations will be donated! As our new group progresses, we will develop new projects for each new charity. Our prospects are limitless in our abilities to perform with our servant’s hearts. Our first charity of choice is the Salvation Army! Thursdays, 1:00 pm

Do you have a story you’d like to share? Perhaps it is about where you were born and grew up, or some of the things you did as a child. Maybe you’d like to tell how your father and mother met, or a tidbit about your ancestors. Here’s your chance! The third Wednesday of each month from 2:00–3:00 p.m. in the activity room, you’ll be able to meet with your friends and share an interesting story about your life. If you wish, you can even put together a power point presentation. This will be an enjoyable time to learn about each other and share fond memories of days gone by. Please contact Pam Walker at 972-462-5139 or pwalker@coppelltx.gov for further information. Wednesday, 11/16, 2:00 pm

The Skit Wits The group will meet to choose its next drama to perform. Options include the following: Readers Theatre, Poetry Reading, Comedic Scenes and more. The group may even decide to take in a play together—the opportunities are endless! If you are interested in joining the Skit Wits or have questions, please email Brenda Magri at bmagri@verizon.net. See you on the stage! Fridays, 3:00–5:00 pm

Writing for Fun Write about a hobby, an occupation, an event, or a timeline or trouble you have experienced—it’s up to you. Sign-up in advance for this new writing group; just for fun. Fridays, 1:00 pm

Cranium Cardio Fitness isn’t just about squats, lunges, and cardio – it’s also about staying mentally nimble. Join us as we engage the brain in thinking tasks to help build brain connections. Think of it as “Cranium Cardio”. Remember more, concentrate better, and think sharper, while having fun in the process! Monday, 11/28, 1:00 pm

Online Registration Class Ever wondered how to be first on a registration list at the Coppell Senior Center? Join this class to learn how to register for the Coppell Senior Center’s programs online. Please bring laptop/IPad to navigate the system. You must have an email and Activenet password before joining class. Please stop by the front desk for more information about the pre-requisites. Space is limited, sign-up in advance. Wednesday, 11/2, 11:00 am

New Member Social Hour Join the new member social hour hosted by the Coppell Senior Center Advisory Committee. Come and get to know other members and learn more about programs at the Center. 972-462-5136 Wednesday, 11/2, 1:00 pm


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 8am 9:30am 10:15am 12:30pm 1pm 1pm 3pm 5pm

Walking Core 30 Beginner Yoga Mah Jongg Billiards Mah Jongg Lessons Bread Yoga

TUESDAY 8am 9am 10:15am 12:30pm 1pm

Walking Aquacise Yo-Lates Duplicate Bridge Knit Wits

WEDNESDAY 8am 1pm 5pm

Walking Billiards Circuit

THURSDAY 8am 10:45am 12:30pm 1pm 1pm 5pm

Walking Line Dance Contract Bridge Arts & Crafts Billiards Yoga

FRIDAY 8am 9am 9am 10am 12pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 3pm

SATURDAY

Walking Cards Aquacise Bingo Pinochle Billiards Ping-Pong Writing Skit Wits

As a courtesy, if you are unable to make a trip or program please call the center.

November 2016 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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11:00 am Online Registration

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10:00 am Texas Hold ’em Lesson

11:30 am Veterans’ Day Lunch

10:00 am Horticulture Therapy Class

6:00 pm

Trivial Pursuit

Scrapbooking/ Cut ups

Texas Hold ’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

10:00 am Charitable Giving

10 10:45 am Line Dancing

9:15 am

11:00 am UTA Planetarium

11:30 am– Cooking Class w/Brulee 1:30 pm Chef Services

1:00 pm

15 10:00 am Advisory Committee Meeting

Zumba

1:00 pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00 pm

Nia

2:00 pm

Everyone Has a Story

3:00 pm

Scrapbooking/ Cut ups

22 1:00 pm– Knit Wits 3:00 pm Baby Shower 5:00 pm– Supper Club 9:00 pm Palpapas Seafood Bar

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16 11:30 am Thanksgiving Lunch

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23 9:30 am

Breakfast Potluck/ Birthday Celebration

CENTER CLOSES AT NOON

30

Zumba

11

Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Bingo

12 9:00 am– Car Fit 12:00 pm 9:30 am

2:00 pm– Jigsaw 4:00 pm Hi-Jinx

5:00 pm– Supper Club Sip 9:00 pm & Savor

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9:30 am

11:30 am Coming to America Performance

9 1 pm

Arts & Crafts

Zumba

14

6:00 pm

New Member Social

3:00pm

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10:00 am Life Goes On

4:00 pm

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

17 10:45 am Line Dancing 1:00 pm

Arts & Crafts

Nia Advisory Committee Nominations Due

18 2:00 pm– Jigsaw 4:00 pm Hi-Jinx

19 9:00 am– 1:00 pm Coppell Craft Fair 4:30pm

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CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Bingo & Game Night

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Nia


SAMPLER November 2016

Carrollton Senior Center Bulletin 1720 Keller Springs Road, (west of Josey Lane), Carrollton, TX 75006 972.466.4850 phone * 972.466.4854 fax * cityofcarrollton.com/seniorcenter

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 am to 5 pm * Tuesday 7 am to 7:30 pm Thursday 7 am to 9:30 pm * Saturday 9 am to 1 pm * Sunday closed

Automobile Technology Class

Veteran’s Day Celebration Friday, November 11, 11 am, Free This is a day to give thanks to our veterans and to remember those who have paid the price to make this great country what it is today. Registration is limited to veterans and a guest and widows of a veteran and a guest. We will be serving chicken cordon bleu, mixed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, bread, salad, and GHVVHUW'HVVHUWZLOOEHSURYLGHGE\WKHRI¿FHRI.HQQ\ 0DUFKDQW:HœGDOVROLNHWRWKDQN'HEUD6D[RQDQG &HOHEUDWLRQ0DJD]LQHIRUWKHLU¿QDQFLDODQGSK\VLFDO support of this event. New Horizon Band will be performing a patriotic concert that will inspire us all. Please sign up by November 7.

Seniors on Tour Out to Lunch – May Dragon 4848 Belt Line Road, Addison Friday, November 4, 11 am, $3/person travel fee Note: This event is one week earlier than usual. The UHVWDXUDQWLVORFDWHG¿YHPLOHVIURPWKH6HQLRU&HQWHU6WDII FDQGULYHXSWR¿YHSHRSOHLQWKHPLQLYDQ$OOSDUWLFLSDQWV PXVWSUHUHJLVWHUDQGZHœOOPDNHWKHUHVHUYDWLRQV 7KH restaurant gives a 10% senior discount to those paying with cash.

Classes and Seminars Walgreens Seminar Wednesday, November 2, 2:30 pm, Free Please note the new time. Learn more about heart disease and steps you can take today to help prevent this serious condition. Registration is required.

Social Security Seminar

Wednesday, November 9, 11 am-12 pm, $5/person The newest vehicle technology can make driving safer and more enjoyable. Register for a one-hour Smart DriverTEK(SM) interactive workshop developed jointly by AARP Driver Safety and The Hartford. Learn about your YHKLFOHÂśVVPDUWHVWVDIHW\IHDWXUHVDQGKRZWRXVHWKHP EHQHÂżWVRIFXUUHQWDQGHPHUJLQJYHKLFOHVDIHW\WHFKQRORJ\ details on backup cameras, lane departure warnings, and more. Registration is required.

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Hot Dog Wednesday Wednesday, November 9, 10:45 am-12 pm, $2 *HWDMXPERKRWGRJDQGDOOWKHÂż[LQÂśVSUHSDUHGDQGVHUYHG by your Senior Center Advisory Council members.

Ask the Expert! Truth or Consequences? Isn’t it time to have the conversation?

Monday, November 14, 2:30-4 pm $6/residents, $6.50 non-residents Tom Noune is back in the weight room and ready to help you get started on a new path to health in this group orientation class. The class is limited to seven participants and registration is required.

You Can Paint – Destin’s Emerald Beach

Reunion Hispania

Weight Room Orientation

Thursday, November 17, 9 am-12 pm $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident $20 supply fee payable to instructor You can create a beautiful oil painting in one lesson. Learn the basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective in this fun class taught by master artist and award-winning instructor Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear your old clothes.

Ceramics Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am *(no class 11/22) $30 punch card for 4 classes Students are supplied with clay but are also welcome to bring precast pieces to decorate and glaze. Instructions are given on how to clean, decorate, and glaze items. Glazes, XQGHUJOD]HVWRROVDQGÂżULQJDUHLQFOXGHG

Activities Quilting Group

Young Living Essential Oils Class

B12 Shots

Monday November 7, 10 am, Free Hosted by Lynn Edge, please join us for a fun and informative class about essential oils. Learn how to use your oils to embrace wellness. Be informed about products that can help you feel better. Registration is required.

Tuesday, November 8, 9:30-10 am ONLY $20 cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Tuesday, November 8, 11:30 am, Free This program addresses the importance of making your ÂżQDODUUDQJHPHQWVLQDGYDQFHDQGWKHVWHSVWRWDNH-RLQXV in this light-hearted presentation about funeral, cremation, and cemetery pre-planning. Celebrate your life the way you want to be celebrated! Registration is required. Presented by Dignity Memorial.

Wednesday, November 9, 10 am, Free The selection for November is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. The book club is free and led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

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Presented by Advance Senior Options and Thom Vance Thursday, November 3, 2 pm, Free Social Security topics such as when to collect; what are the different options and the impact of electing early retirement. Other discussion will include Medicare: what is covered, how to sign up, the different parts of Medicare, what is required, and what is optional. Registration is required.

Your Life, Your Legacy

Book Club

Thursdays, November 3 & 10, 11 am-1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring your own material or purchase VRPHIURPWKHJURXSOHDGHU:HÂśOOVWDUWZLWKVPDOOSURMHFWV and progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

martes, noviembre 15, a las 3 pm, gratis Una cena para nuestros huĂŠspedes que hablan espaĂąol se celebra el tercer martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe en juegos. Se requiere una membresĂ­a del Senior Center para participar en este evento.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance Wednesday, November 16, 1 pm, Free Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults 65 or older who engaged in creative activities had better overall health, made fewer visits to the doctor, used less medication, and had fewer health problems. No need to sign up, just come and get your creative juices going.

Monthly Luncheon - Thanksgiving Pot Luck Thursday, November 17, 11 am $2/person Our annual pot luck luncheon is back! Turkey, dressing, gravy, and rolls are provided. You bring the rest. If your last name begins with A-J bring vegetables, K-Q bring a salad, and R-Z a dessert. Registration required by Tuesday, November 15.

Senior Center Orientation Tuesday, November 8, 1 pm, Free Learn more about the activities, classes, and trips we offer at the Center. A member of the Senior Center Advisory Council will also be available to answer any questions, along with a member of the staff. No registration required.

Tuesday Night Pot Luck and Bingo Tuesday, November 8, 5 pm Enjoy good home cooking and play Bingo. Prepare a dish to share with your friends, try something new to eat, and have a fun evening out!

Rhoton Funeral Home Hilltop Memorial Park Metrocrest Funeral Home

Beverley Tanel Pre-Planning Advisor Cell: 972-951-4195 beverley.tanel@sci-us.com


Bingo

Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY

TUESDAY

7 am9 am9 am10 am10 am10:30 am11 am11:15 am-

7 am8:45 am9 am9 am10 am12:30 pm1 pm1 pm1 pm-

Walking Dominoes Aerobics/$ Close Knit H&F Canasta Balance/$ Yoga/$ Learn to Knit/ Crochet 1 pm-- Ping Pong 1 pm- Cribbage

Walking Body Blast/$ Ceramics/$ Dominoes Stretch/$ Skip Bo Ping Pong Line Dance Fun Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Team Chair Volleyball 5:30 pm- Guitar Sessions

WEDNESDAY 7 am9 am9 am10:30 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

Walking Dominoes Aerobics/$ Bingo/$ Pinochle Line Dance Drama Group

Friday, November 18

$ = fee applies 11 am, Free

THURSDAY 7 am8:45 am9 am9 am10 am12:30 pm1 pm2 pm6:05 pm7 pm-

Walking Body Blast/$ Dominoes Scrabble Stretch/$ Skip Bo Bridge Bunka Dance Lesson Dance/$

FRIDAY 7 am9 am9 am9 am9 am10 am11 am12:30 pm-1 pm-

Walking Dominoes Aerobics/$ Painting Scrabble H&F Canasta Yoga/$ Pinochle Volleyball Team Practice 1 pm- Team Chair Volleyball

Bingo card sales end at 10:20 am. Please arrive early to purchase your cards.

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

Movie Monday – Wild Oats (R)

Carrollton Senior Center membership is required for most classes and seminars.

November 2016 MONDAY Thursday Night Dances Every Thursday, 7 pm $5/person

TUESDAY 1

11 am- Advisory Council

WEDNESDAY 2

2:30 pm- Walgreens Seminar

Enjoy dancing to live music in our beautiful and expanded ballroom overlooking the lake. Refreshments served at the break.

7

10 am- Young Living Essential Oils

14

8

9:30 am- B12 Shots 11:30 am- Your Life seminar 1 pm- Senior Center Orientation 5 pm- Pot Luck & Bingo

15

2:30 pm- Weight Room Orientation

9:30 am- Ask the Expert 3 pm- Reunion Hispana

21

1 pm- Movie Monday

9

10 am- Book Club 10:45 am- Hot Dog Day 11 am- Automobile Tech Class 12:30 pm- AARP Safe Driving

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1 pm- Adult Coloring

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Open Normal Hours

THURSDAY 3

FRIDAY 4

11 am- Quilting Group 2 pm- Social Security Seminar 7 pm- Dance Doc Gibbs, Variety

10

11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance Southern Pride, Country

11 am- Out To Lunch 11 am- Sing-along

SATURDAY 5

11 am to Festival at the 10 pm- Switchyard

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11 am- Veterans Day Celebration 1:30 pm- Blood Pressure & Sugar Check

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9 am- Oil Painting 11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance Music Makers, Ballroom

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11 am- Sing-along 11 am- Bingo

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Open Normal Hours

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Open Normal Hours

Birthday Party & Bingo Tuesday, November 29 1 pm, Free Enjoy cake, bingo and VRFLDOL]LQJ<RXGRQ¶WKDYH to sign up, just come and have fun with your friends. Sponsored by Villagio.

Drama Group - Senior Center Stage

Senior Advisory Council Veterans Day, Friday November 11, will begin with a 10 am dedication of a Veterans Memorial just outside the front entrance followed by the luncheon at 11 am. The Blanton Elementary choir will perform patriotic songs at 9 am before the unveiling of the monument. This amazing group A collection drive of “Box Tops” for donation to the elementary schools in continues to entertain us with their hilarious Carrollton will start in November. Box Tops can be found on the back of performances at the Center many food products in your grocery store. Any elementary school in the &)%,6'WKDWXVHVWKH%R[7RSSURJUDPDVDIXQGUDLVHUZLOOEHQH¿WZLWKD OXQFKHRQV<RXGRQ¶WKDYH share of this program. Look for the collection container near the bread tables to have a particular talent to join - just a good sense in the Center. of humor and a desire to :HDUHFROOHFWLQJWR\VRQFHDJDLQIRU0HWURFUHVW6HUYLFHV1RYHPEHU laugh! through December 9. Look for the Metrocrest container near the bread

AmeriLife Challenge Monthly mental challenge is sponsored by AmeriLife. Place your answer, your name, and phone number, in the large AmeriLife vase in the Center. Correct answers will be drawn randomly on the last day of the month. Winners must have a valid Senior Center membership

November Riddle: Some months have 30 days, some months

tables. Gift cards for toys from Walmart or Target may be placed in the Advisory Council suggestion box.

have 31 days. How many months have 28 days? .

Tuesday, November 29 FREE Seating at 12:30 pm Games Begin at 1 pm No sign ups necessary, the ¿UVWSDUWLFLSDQWVZLOO be seated. Enjoy a fun time of gaming and try to qualify for the end-of-year Tournament of Champions.

Every Wednesday 2:30-4 pm, Free Group will not meet on November 23.

No Drama Group

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November 21, 1 pm Roundup Room, Free Eva (Shirley MacLaine) is expecting a life insurance check in the realm of $50,000. What she gets is one for $5 million. With the error opening up a whole world of possibilities for her, Eva decides to take her best friend Maddie (Jessica Lange) with her on the road for an adventure fueled by the unexpected windfall. Along the way the two become fugitives and ¿QGWKHPVHOYHVWKHFHQWHU of never ending media coverage.

Texas Hold ‘Em

Wild Oats

No Ceramics

Sponsored by Pioneer Bank and Elizabeth Brewster. Enjoy a game of bingo. No registration required.

FREE monthly E-newsletter! Sign up at metrocrestservices.org or for free copy delivered by US mail, call 972-242-4464.

Sing-along Group Fridays, November 4 & 18, 11 am-12 pm Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.


Congratulations to the 2016 Seasons of Service Honorees!

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Judy Bader

Frost Bank

Lois Lescovitz

Marty Robinson

Metrocrest Services celebrated the power of volunteerism and honored seven unsung community heroes October 20. The Metrocrest Services Board of Directors and employees applaud the contributions of our Seasons of Service honorees. By generously sharing their time and talents they have helped many in our neighborhoods. On behalf of the families, individuals, and seniors who have benefited from our services, we thank you. Tracy Eubanks, Metrocrest Services CEO

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church

Coppell Cares


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Saluting

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2016 Seasons of Service Honorees

2016 Seasons of Service Honorees

Seasons of Service Honorees Volunteers make it happen!

Carrollton Host Lions Club


'Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.' â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Muhammad Ali

2016 Seasons of Service Honorees

for your contributions to our community!

Paul and Mary Joiner

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Lois Lescovitz Seasons of Service Honoree

Thank you Seasons of Service honorees, for your support of Metrocrest Services and the community!

Hooman Sedighi, M.D.


SAMPLER

December 2016

Carrollton Senior Center Bulletin 1720 Keller Springs Road, (west of Josey Lane), Carrollton, TX 75006 972.466.4850 phone * 972.466.4854 fax * cityofcarrollton.com/seniorcenter

Decorating Party Tuesday, December 6, 9:30 am Help us decorate your â&#x20AC;&#x153;home away from homeâ&#x20AC;? for the holidays. We need assistant tree decorators, wreath hangers, package wrappers, and anything else we can come up with to make the Center festive. Please let Lori know if you can help.

Joy Davis Presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bells of Christmasâ&#x20AC;? Tuesday, December 13, 11 am, $3/person 7KDQNVWRRXUJRRGIULHQGVDW&KULVWXV6W-RVHSKÂśV 9LOODJHIRUVSRQVRULQJ-R\DQGKHUÂżQDOSUHVHQWDWLRQ DWWKH6HQLRU&HQWHU<HV-R\LVRIÂżFLDOO\UHWLULQJ and this will be her last presentation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bells of Christmasâ&#x20AC;? gathers together the fascinating stories behind the writing of several of the most beloved carols including Silent Night and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. We will also serve a light lunch. Register before Wednesday, December 7.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 am to 5 pm * Tuesday 7 am to 7:30 pm Thursday 7 am to 9:30 pm * Saturday 9 am to 1 pm * Sunday closed

You Can Paint - Moonlight Snow Scene on Black Canvas

Out to Lunch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; El Rincon Mexican Kitchen 1114 S. Elm Street, Carrollton Friday, December 9, 11 am, $3/person travel fee The restaurant is located two and a half miles from the Center and is in the former location of Agave Azul QRUWKZHVWFRUQHURI(OPDWWKLQWKH2OG'RZQWRZQ &DUUROOWRQ6TXDUH 6WDIIFDQGULYHXSWRÂżYHSHRSOHLQWKH PLQLYDQ$OOSDUWLFLSDQWVPXVWSUHUHJLVWHUDQGZHÂśOOPDNH the reservations.

Classes and Seminars

Ceramics Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am *(no class 12/20 & 12/27) $30 punch card for 4 classes Students are supplied with clay but are also welcome to bring precast pieces to decorate and glaze. Instructions are given on how to clean, decorate, and glaze items. Glazes, XQGHUJOD]HVWRROVDQGÂżULQJDUHLQFOXGHGLQWKHIHH

Activities Quilting Group Thursdays, December 1, 8 & 29, 11 am-1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring your own material or purchase VRPHIURPWKHJURXSOHDGHU:HÂśOOVWDUWZLWKVPDOOSURMHFWV then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required. Fridays, December 2 & 16, 11 am-12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.

B12 shots Tuesday, December 6, 9:30-10 am ONLY $20 cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Tuesday Night Pot Luck Tuesday, December 13, 5 pm Entertainment by the Carrollton Senior Band Enjoy good home cooking and singing Christmas carols. Pot Luck is an opportunity for you to prepare a dish to share with your friends, try something new to eat, and have a fun evening out at the Center.

Ask the Expert! Truth or Consequences? Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it time to have the conversation?

Book Club

Friday, December 2, 10 am-1 pm, Drop in, Free 2QRQHRIOLIHÂśVPRVWGLIÂżFXOWGD\VVRPHRQHZLOOKDYHWR PDNHVRPHRIOLIHÂśVPRVWGLIÂżFXOWGHFLVLRQV:KHUHZLOO the service be held? What is the cost and how do I pay? What happens if I die away from home on vacation? :LOO\RXNQRZZKHUHWRÂżQGDOORIWKH necessary documents? To whom will the Ă&#x20AC;DJEHSUHVHQWHG"%HUWKD+XUHOVZLOOEHKHUHWRDQVZHUDQ\ questions you may have at this come and go event.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Walgreens - Hearing Care Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 pm, Free Walgreens will discuss hearing care and answer your questions. Registration is required.

AARP Smart Driver Class Wednesday, December 14, 12:30-4:30 pm $15/AARP members, $20/non-members 7KLVFODVVGRHVQRWUHPRYHWUDIÂżFÂżQHVRUYLRODWLRQVEXW may reduce insurance premiums. Bring your AARP card DQGGULYHUÂśVOLFHQVH5HJLVWUDWLRQLVUHTXLUHG

Friday, December 16, 9 am, Free

Thursday, December 15, 9 am-12 pm $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident $20 supply fee payable to instructor You can create a beautiful oil painting in one lesson. Learn the basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective in this fun class taught by master artist and award-winning instructor Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.

Sing-along Group

Seniors on Tour

Bingo Breakfast

Wednesday, December 14, 10 am, Free The selection for December is The Aviatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. The book club is free and led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion. Wednesday, December 14, 10:45 am-12 pm, $2 *HWDMXPERKRWGRJDQGDOOWKHÂż[LQÂśVSUHSDUHGDQGVHUYHG by your Senior Center Advisory Council members.

Monthly Luncheon- Winter Wonderland Thursday, December 15, 11 am, $4/person Join us for our annual holiday luncheon and wear your favorite &KULVWPDVRXWÂżW:HZLOOKDYH an old-fashioned sing-along of Christmas favorites. Lunch will be pot roast, broccoli rice casserole, glazed carrots, salad, and rolls, along with pumpkin pie. Registration is required by Tuesday, December 13.

We are having the second annual Breakfast Bingo sponsored by United Financial Services. Please register by Monday, December 12.

Movie Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mr. Church (PG-13) December 19, 1 pm, Roundup Room, Free 7DNLQJSODFHRYHUDVSDQRIÂżIWHHQ\HDUVMr. Church is the story of a talented and warm-hearted cook (the title character, played by Eddie Murphy) who enters the lives of a young girl and her terminally ill mother in 1960s-era Los Angeles. While the arrangement is initially intended to be a temporary one, with Mr. Church simply helping out in the kitchen for a few months, he comes to form a deep bond with both the mother and daughter that develops into a longlasting and life-changing friendship.

Texas Hold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em Annual Tournament of Champions Tuesday, December 20 Seating 12:30 pm Games begin 1 pm, Free This tournament is by invitation only for our guests who have placed DWWKHÂżQDOWDEOHGXULQJ regular tournament games during this year. We want to give a big thank you to our volunteers for your generosity to these tournaments! Lunch will be provided.

Reunion Hispania martes, diciembre 20, A las 3 pm, gratis Una cena para nuestros huĂŠspedes que hablan espaĂąol se celebra el tercer martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe en juegos. Se requiere una membresĂ­a del Senior Center para participar en este evento.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance Wednesday, December 21, 1 pm, Free Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults 65 or older who engaged in creative activities had better overall health, made fewer visits to the doctor, used less medication and had fewer health problems. No need to sign up, just come and get your creative juices going.

Birthday Party and Bingo Tuesday, December 27, 1 pm, Free (QMR\FDNHELQJRDQGVRFLDOL]LQJ<RXGRQÂśWKDYHWRVLJQ up, just come and have fun with your friends. Sponsored by Sonoma House.

Drama Group - Senior Center Stage Every Wednesday, 2:30-4 pm, Free This amazing group continues to entertain us with their hilarious performances at the &HQWHUOXQFKHRQV<RXGRQÂśWKDYHWRKDYH a particular talent to join - just a good sense of humor and a desire to laugh!


Thursday Night Dances

Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY

TUESDAY

7 am9 am9 am10 am10 am10:30 am11 am11:15 am-

Walking Dominoes Aerobics/$ Close Knit H&F Canasta Balance/$ Yoga/$ Learn to Knit/ Crochet 1 pm- Cribbage 1 pm- Ping Pong

7 am8:45 am9 am9 am10 amNoon1 pm1 pm-

Walking Body Blast/$ Ceramics/$ Dominoes Stretch/$ Skip Bo Line Dance Fun Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Team Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Ping Pong 5:30 pm- Guitar Sessions

WEDNESDAY 7 am9 am9 am10:30 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

Walking Dominoes Aerobics/$ Bingo/$ Pinochle Line Dance Drama Group

THURSDAY 7 am8:45 am9 am9 am10 am12:30 pm1 pm2 pm6:05 pm7 pm-

Walking Body Blast/$ Dominoes Scrabble Stretch/$ Skip Bo Bridge Bunka Dance Lesson Dance/$

$ = fee applies Every Thursday, 7 pm

FRIDAY 7 am9 am9 am9 am9 am10 am11 am12:30 pm1 pm-

Walking Dominoes Aerobics/$ Painting Scrabble H&F Canasta Yoga/$ Pinochle Volleyball Team Practice 1 pm- Team Chair Volleyball

Bingo card sales end Bingo card sales end at 10:20 am. Please arrive at 10:20 am. Please arrive early to purchase your cards. early to purchase your cards.

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

Carrollton Senior Center membership is required for most classes and seminars.

December 2016 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

AmeriLife Challenge Monthly mental challenge is sponsored by AmeriLife. Place your answer, your name, and phone number, in the large AmeriLife vase in the Center. Correct answers will be drawn randomly on the last day of the month. Winners must have a valid Senior Center membership

THURSDAY 1

11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance High Caliber, Country

December Riddle: 7DNHRIIP\VNLQDQG,ZRQÂśWFU\EXW\RXZLOO What am I?

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9:30 am- Decorating Party 9:30/10 am- B12 Shots 11 am- Advisory Council Meeting

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11 am- Joy Davis Presents 5 pm- Pot Luck

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1 pm- Movie Monday Mr. Church

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12:30 pm- TX Holdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Em Tournament of Champions 3 pm- Reunion Hispana

7

2:30 pm- Walgreens Seminar

14

10 am- Book Club 10:45 am- Hot Dog Day 12:30 pm- AARP Safe Driving

21

Adult Coloring

8

11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance Doc Gibbs, Variety

15

9 am- Oil Painting 11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance Southern Pride Country

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FRIDAY 2

10 am 11 am6 pm to 8:30 pm-

Ask the Expert Sing-along Old Fashioned Christmas at The Perry Museum

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10 am- Blood Pressure & Sugar Check 11 am- Out To Lunch 1:30 pm- Blood Pressure & Sugar Check

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9 am- Bingo Breakfast 11 am- Sing-along

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No Dance

SATURDAY 3

9 am- Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Downtown Dash & 5K 11:30 am- Santa on the Square

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1 pm- Birthday Party & Bingo

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No Dance

No Ceramics

What was on kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christmas lists 50 years ago? Bicycles, roller skates, footballs, baseballs, bats, bows & DUURZVÂżVKDTXDULXPVSHWV%%JXQV0RQRSRO\FKLQHVH checkers, etc. This was before all of the electronics and high tech. It was all about dolls, bikes, colorforms, train sets, ÂżUHWUXFNVVKDSHHV SUHOHJRV UHFRUGSOD\HUVWUDQVLVWRU radios, records, tea sets and toy kitchens, wood burning kits, erector sets, stuffed animals, and pajamas. A lot of times home made gifts were made to exchange with family and friends. .

to you and your family from all of us here at the Senior Center!

FREE monthly E-newsletter! Sign up at metrocrestservices.org or for free copy delivered by US mail, call 972-242-4464.

December Quotes and Fun Facts ~ â&#x20AC;&#x153;How did it get so late VRVRRQ",WÂśV night before its afternoon. December is KHUHEHIRUHLWÂśV-XQH0\ goodness how the time has Ă&#x20AC;HZQ+RZGLGLWJHWVRODWH so soon?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Seuss ~ â&#x20AC;&#x153;God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James Matthew Barrie ~ â&#x20AC;&#x153;How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure RIWKHĂ&#x20AC;HHWLQJ\HDU What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, :KDWROG'HFHPEHUÂśV bareness everywhere!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shakespeare ~ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jingle bellsâ&#x20AC;? was composed in 1857, and not for Christmas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was meant to be a Thanksgiving song! ~ An almanac prediction states that if snow falls on Christmas Day, Easter will be warm, green, and sunny.

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at Noon

No Ceramics

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$5/person Enjoy dancing to live music in our beautiful and expanded ballroom overlooking the lake. Refreshments served at the break.

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Five Anti-aging New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resolutions for Seniors The New Year means new starts, and that typically involves making 1HZ<HDUÂśV resolutions. While the old-faithful standbys still exist, adults over the age of FDQJUHDWO\EHQHÂżWIURP making healthy resolutions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially those that help prevent illness and injury. +HUHDUHÂżYH1HZ<HDUÂśV resolutions that will keep you feeling young and vibrant. 1. Participate in cognitive health activities. 2. Exercise or start a new physical activity. 3. Eat more fresh foods. 0DNH\RXUKRPHVDIHU 5. Schedule regular checkups. From www.sheknows.com


Golden Oldies December 2016

Coppell Senior and Community Center 345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

Special Events

972-462-5136 phone www.coppelltx.gov

Gentle Yoga

Celebrate the Holiday with us! Food will be catered and entertainment provided at this annual event. Advance registration required for lunch count. Deadline to register is December 2nd. Wednesday, 12/7, 11:30 am

Move your body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Postures are designed to increase flexibility, balance, strength, and range of movement. Chair support is offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support, or if you feel comfortable, no shoes at all. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays & Thursdays, 5:00 pm

Holiday potluck/birthday & gift exchange

Aquacise

Enjoy our monthly potluck and birthday celebration. Those with birthdays in December will have a chance to win a gift card. Wednesday, 12/22, 11:30 am

Get a great workout without getting your face wet! Low-impact water aerobics increases cardiovascular endurance and burns fat, without stress on bones and joints. Class is held at The CORE. All participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Instructors: Vivian Gree and Sally McCurdy Tuesdays, 9:00 am; Fridays, 9:00 am

Holiday Lunch

New Year’s Celebration Bring in the new year a little early with lunch at the Center. Countdown begins at 11:59 am Entertainment at noon. Advance registration is required for lunch count. Wednesday, 12/28, 11:30 am

Coppell Senior Center Craft Store Looking for a unique gift? Just in time for the holidays, local artisans will showcase elegant jewelry and pottery, hand-turned wood, wearable fiber art, as well as fiber art for the home, and so much more! Find something for everyone on your shopping list at the Craft Corner Store! Store Hours: Wed.-Thurs., 12/7–12/8, 10:00 am–6:00 pm Friday, 12/09, 9:00 am–5:00 pm Saturday, 12/10, 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Yo-Lates A fusion of yoga and Pilates mixed together with a shot of espresso! Yoga poses performed in a slow flowing progression mixed with Pilates exercises focusing on posture and core stability to create symmetry, flexibility, and strength. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Tuesdays, 10:15 am

Circuit Training Every two minutes when the music changes, you will work a different muscle. The class will focus on the cardiovascular system and all major muscle groups. Guaranteed to be fun! Instructor: Christine Douglas Wednesdays, 5:00 pm

Breakfast Bingo

Zumba

Join us for breakfast starting at 9:15 before bingo. Advanced registration is required. Deadline to register is one week before the breakfast. Friday, 12/16, 9:15 am

Zumba is a Latin dance class that is energetic and designed to get you movin’ with Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia. Come join the party! Instructor: Christine Douglass 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays, 9:30 am 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:00 pm

Bingo and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone at our bingo potluck. Food will be served at 5 pm. Bingo begins at 6 pm. $1 per card. Saturday, 12/17, 4:30 pm

Fitness Indoor Walking Join other Senior Center Members for a walk around the Coppell Aquatic and Recreation Center indoor track! Members are able to use the indoor walking track daily during the posted times ONLY. If you wish to utilize other amenities, please purchase the appropriate pass. All participants must be a member of the Coppell Senior Center and check in at the front desk. Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–10:00 am

Personal Training Join certified personal trainer Sharon Tuggle for one-on-one personal training. Sign-up in advance, trainer will call you directly to schedule your personal training appointment. Cost: $40 per session, $35 for 5 or more

Nia Movement Class Nia is a movement fusion dance class that incorporates Martial Arts (Akido, Tai Chi and Tai Kwon Do), Dance Arts and Healing Arts (yoga, meditation, and stretching). The music is beautiful and choreographed specifically for Nia. Instructor: Christine Douglass 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 am 1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays, 6:00 pm

Arts & Crafts Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group The Knit Wits are gathering! With over 2,000 handmade baby items donated, and now topping over 30 members since its May 2014 inception, this group is GROWING! All are welcome to grab their sewing, knitting, and crocheting accoutrements and join in on the kindly camaraderie every Tuesday. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm

Knit Wits Gift Wrapping Fundraiser Want a helping hand preparing for the holidays? Join the Knit Wits for a fundraiser, gift wrapping your holiday gifts. Donations are welcome. Tuesday, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1:00–4:00 pm Material Girls Our newest group will be a “Sister Group” to our already well established, hard-working, wildly successful Knit Wits! The Material Girls group will be an “at large” community service group, addressing differing needs during differing seasons, for folks throughout our community. Material Girls will practice our “Hearts In Crafts” during our regular Thursday craft days, but with a twist. Those who come for Arts & Crafts and thosewho come for Material Girls will share same space. All Material Girls creations will be donated! As our new group progresses, we will develop new projects for each new charity. Our prospects are limitless in ourabilities to perform with our Servant’s Hearts. Our first charity of choice is Salvation Army! Thursdays, 1:00 pm

Scrapbooking Class In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create simple, yet beautiful keepsakes. You’ll learn how to design pages, organize your pictures, and so much more! Bring decorative paper, embellishments, and scrapbooks; some decorative paper will be available. Sign-up in advance to reserve your seat. Wednesday, 12/7 & 12/21, 3:00 pm

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards Do you have a passion for giving back? Here is your chance to volunteer at the Coppell Senior Center. We are looking for volunteers to assist with an internal “handmade” card making program. The cards will be used for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy cards for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested. Wednesday, 12/7 & 12/21, 3:00 pm

Therapeutic Horticulture Program—Spiced Pomanders

Line dancing is very basic with easy dance steps. Most dances are based on doing a 32-count pattern, then turn to face each wall. The steps include chacha, grapevine, and box step. Instructor: LuLu Roemer Thursdays, 10:45 am–11:45 am

Join us for an indoor hands-on activity where participants assemble small horticultural projects. Assemble an assortment of three ornaments made with natural materials and hang them on your holiday tree this winter. Includes hand-stamped clay ornaments and more. Space is limited to 12 participants; please sign-up early. Detailed description of each class is listed below. Cost: $8 per class Tuesday, 12/13, 10:00 am

Gaming

Special Interest

Mah Jongg Lessons

The Skit Wits

Line Dancing

Join the Mah Jongg group for a lesson! Mondays, 1:00 pm

Core 30

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

Core 30 is a 30-minute fitness class which incorporates exercises to strengthen the abdominals and back. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 9:30 am–10:00 am

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold ’em regular play. Tuesday, 12/13, 10:30 am

Beginner Yoga

Texas Hold ’em Tournament

Move your body through a complete series of seated yoga poses. Perform postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, strength, and range of movement. Chair support is offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support, or if you feel comfortable, no shoes at all. Great for those who have never attended a yoga class or are new to the exercise. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 10:15 am–11:15 am

Sign up for our popular Texas Hold ’em Tournament. Sign-ups limited to the first 48 participants. Lunch served at 12:30 pm. Sign-ups required for lunch count, a week before play. Lunch donated by Subway. Wednesday, 12/14, 1:00 pm

Serenity Now Workshops

Join in on a round of ping pong. No sign-ups required.

These 4 workshops bring together ancient breath & bodywork with the newest scientific information for how and why these techniques work to allow for communication in all systems of your body, concentration, coordination and sleep balance. Class includes 4 parts which will rotate weekly between Meditation, Reflexology/Acupressure, Foam Rolling and Joint Pain & Injury prevention. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Monday & Wednesday, 9am–8pm Tuesday & Thursday, 9am–6pm Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday, 9am–1pm

The group will meet to choose its next drama to perform. Options include the following: Readers Theatre, Poetry Reading, Comedic Scenes and more. The group may even decide to take in a play together—the opportunities are endless! If you are interested in joining the Skit Wits or have questions, please email Brenda Magri at bmagri@verizon.net. See you on the stage! Fridays, 3:00–5:00 pm

Writing for Fun Write about a hobby, an occupation, an event, or a timeline or trouble you have experienced—it’s up to you. Sign-up in advance for this new writing group; just for fun. Fridays, 1:00 pm

Cranium Cardio

Groups Ping Pong Group Fridays, 1 pm–3 pm

Advisory Committee All Advisory Committee Members are asked to be present at the meeting. Members, if you are interested in placing items on the advisory committee monthly agenda, please see an advisory committee member. Tuesday, 12/13, 10:00 am

Fitness isn’t just about squats, lunges, and cardio—it’s also about staying mentally nimble. Join us as we engage the brain in thinking tasks to help build brain connections. Think of it as “Cranium Cardio”. Remember more, concentrate better, and think sharper, while having fun in the process! Monday, 12/19, 1:00 pm


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 8am 9:30am 10:15am 12:30pm 1pm 1pm 2pm 5pm

Walking Core 30 Beginner Yoga Mah Jongg Billiards Mah Jongg Lessons Bread Yoga

TUESDAY 9am 9am 10:15am 12:30pm 1pm 1pm

Walking Aquacise Yo-Lates Duplicate Bridge Ping Pong Knit Wits

WEDNESDAY Walking Hand & Foot Billiards Circuit

8am 1pm 1pm 5pm

THURSDAY 8am 12:30pm 1pm 1pm 5pm

Walking Contract Bridge Arts & Crafts Billiards Yoga

FRIDAY 9am 9am 9:30am 10am 12pm 1pm

SATURDAY

Walking Cards Aquacise Bingo Pinochle Billiards

As a courtesy, if you are unable to make a trip or program please call the center.

December 2016 MONDAY

TUESDAY

5 6pm

Nia

WEDNESDAY

6 1p–4p

Gift Wrapping

Holiday Lunch

10a–6p

Craft Corner Store

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

2

3

10:45a

Line Dance

1pm

Arts & Crafts

7 11:30a

THURSDAY

9:30a

8 10a–6p

Craft Corner Store

9 10:00 am– Craft Corner 6:00 pm Store 1:00 pm

12 6pm

Zumba

13 10am

Horticulture Therapy

1p–4p

Gift Wrapping

19 1pm

Cranium Cardio

26 9:30 am

Zumba

14 12:30pm

20 1p–4p

Gift Wrapping

27

Texas Holdem

15 10:45a

Line Dance

1pm

Arts & Crafts

21 11:30am

Holiday Potluck/ Gift Exchange

28 11:30 am New Year’s Eve

22 10:45a

Line Dance

1p

Arts & Crafts

29

Zumba

10 9am–1pm Craft Corner Store 9:30a

16 9:15a

Nia

Texas Hold ’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

Breakfast Bingo

23 2:00 pm– Jigsaw Hi-Jinx 4:00 pm

30

17 4:30pm

Bingo & Game Night

24 CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

31


November/December 2016

Metrocrest Senior News

In August, volunteers and donors made it possible for Metrocrest Services to provide 1,370 local students school supplies. In addition, 1,043 youngsters received new shoes and 114 got glasses.

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Metrocrest Services pantry was awarded $10,000 in the Reliant Gives online voting challenge in September. The check presentation coincided with the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry Renovation Celebration held September 21 to unveil pantry upgrades made possible by North Texas Food Bank and ClubCorp. New pantry features include two reach-in refrigerators, produce display units, and improved signage. In the month of September food pantry volunteers Volunteers Sue, at left, and Stella work weekly in the pantry restocking shelves and assisting clients coming in for food. assisted 895 families.

Metrocrest Services CEO Tracy Eubanks accepts the check from Sandee Treptow, of Reliant, as Simon Powell, Chief Operating Office with the North Texas Food Bank, looks on at the Pantry Renovation Celebration.

Brought to you thanks to support from our cities. . .


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November/December 2016

Metrocrest Senior News

Metrocrest Services Staff Tracy Eubanks, Chief Executive Officer Charlie Lindner, Chief Financial Officer Nicole Newkham, Senior Director, Development & Community Engagement Mike Harris, Development Manager Kathy Blaschke, Transportation & Home Repair Director Erica Mahoney, Volunteer Manager Tammy Payton, Program Manager Bev Grimley, Program Manager Melanie Brown, Employment Coordinator Sharonda Burnett, Case Worker Janet Delgado, Case Worker Liza Sullivan-Galloway, Case Worker Ofelia Zamora, Lead Case Worker Marsha Walden, Pantry Manager Kathy Thompson, Administrative Assistant Johnny Swaim, Accounting Assistant Bruce Gibson, Information & Referral Laura Rodriguez, Information & Referral Gabriela Lozano, Information & Referral Rich Piper, Home Repair Coordinator Judy Chamberlin, Driver Larry Dennis, Driver Glenda Lappe, Driver Ronnie Lappe, Driver Silvia Rodriguez, Pantry & Driver Judy Twu, Driver Ginger Halepaska, Driver Ralph Valliere, Driver Bill Kirkland, Driver William Otstott, Driver Becky Fisher, Program Assistant metrocrestservices.org l (972) 446-2100 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Metrocrest Resale Staff Jessica Muresan, Assistant Manager Marisol Carrasco Joanne Kelly JoJo Everett Kelly Lopez Crystal Hipp Matthew Martinez Jennifer Hooks Meaghan Stuppy Scott Jones

Bent Tree Plaza

2661 Midway Rd, Suite 207 Carrollton

SW corner of Midway Rd & Trinity Mills

972-250-1900

Visit Today to See What Makes Us

Carrollton’s Resale Store of Choice Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Senior Discount Day

Save 20% off regularly priced items.

Every Tuesday

Excluding furniture and large appliances

Reach thousands of seniors with your sponsor ad on this page.

Know a neighbor who needs help?

For more information, contact Tracy Eubanks at teubanks@metrocrestservices.org

Residents of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and the city of Dallas in Denton County may qualify for assistance with food, rent, and other aid through Metrocrest Services. Learn more at metrocrestservices.org or call 972-446-2100.

Metrocrest Services Senior News—Nov./Dec. ’16 This newspaper is published bi-monthly by Metrocrest Services, a non-profit agency serving Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch and city of Dallas in Denton County. The printed News is delivered free to homes of 60+ area residents and available online at metrocrestservices.org.

UPCOMING

Metrocrest Services Holiday Closings Food Pantry and Offices Closings

November 8—Whole Foods Market Addison Giving Day Benefits Metrocrest Services November 11–13—Civic League Holiday Home Tour; thecivicleague.org November 17—Tour Metrocrest Services at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 18—Deadline to Donate Thanksgiving Food December 19—Deadline to donate holiday toys and food

More information available at metrocrestservices.org

THANKSGIVING Thursday, November 24 Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26

CHRISTMAS Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26

NEW YEAR’S Saturday, December 31

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