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Senior News September/October 2017

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

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 Jack Stotz

LIAISONS

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

Enjoyable Hobbies for Seniors A hobby is an excellent way to socialize, to explore an old interest and to stay active for senior adults. Join a class or pursuing a new activity at your location Senior Center.

A FEW GREAT SUGGESTIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS Gardening Sixty and Me found that among the many hobbies available to older adults, gardening is one of the most rewarding. This is because it is such a simple activity to enjoy, even for beginners. A small window box or herb garden is an easy place to start, and aside from the aesthetic beauty offered by budding plants, a garden can also add a bit of fresh produce into a senior’s life. Reading Reading is another fantastic hobby because not only is it economical, but it can also be enjoyed anywhere in the world. A favorite book is the perfect companion for a trip to the beach, a weekend away or simply when getting ready for bed. Reading helps keep the mind sharp, which is key for older adults. A favorite novel may be nostalgic and warming, while reading the latest in science or politics keeps a senior current. Walking or Swimming Long stretches of sedentary activity can make the body feel weak and tired, while even light exercise such as walking is a way of keeping the body strong and limber. Older adults may walk around a neighborhood park or mall as a source of free exercise.

Swimming is also a great low impact activity. A neighborhood pool or community center is a good place to make friends and also get a bit of exercise as well. Writing Like reading, writing can be an excellent way for seniors to stay sharp. With so much experience and perspective, even individuals with no experience writing may find they have a lot to say when they put pen to paper. Yoga Yoga is great because it is low-impact and doesn’t put too much stress on the body. At the same time, the activity promotes wellness and mental health. Joining a yoga class is also a fantastic way to stay social, either by going with friends or by making new ones. Photography This is a wonderful hobby because it is a way to express interests and a knack for creativity, as well as document experiences and travels. A senior may decide to take a course to learn more about techniques, best practices and sources of inspiration, or simply take a camera out into the world and start snapping photos. If there are grandchildren in the family, getting involved with photography together can become even more rewarding. —From: Sunrise Senior Living, September 27, 2016

Donate Incontinence Items to Metrocrest Services Visitors to the Metrocrest Food Pantry are happy to have access to the much needed personal hygiene and cleaning supplies that make them more than just a food pantry. Unfortunately supplies of these essential items frequently run low.

YOU CAN HELP—by donating any incontinence items (i.e. adult diapers, pads etc.) or ask any other senior adult you may know with an excess amount to contribute. These items are needed to avoid empty shelves. For more information about a donation drop off please visit metrocrestservices.org or call (972) 446-2100. Incontinence is a common problem faced by adults and elderly patients. The condition can be embarrassing and inconvenient. It can interfere with the activities of daily living. Adult diapers and pads can provide the protection you need to better manage this condition.

FAQ Incontinence What is the driest solution available?

Due to the extra absorbent polymer in them, a properfitting overnight diaper is the driest solution.

What type of diaper is easiest for caregivers?

Tape-on/Tab-top adult diapers are a great solution for caregivers because they are easy to get off and on. They are best suited for patients with limited mobility or who are bedridden.

Is there a discreet solution for incontinence?

Pull-Up adult diapers tend to be more discreet under clothing and are closer in look and feel to regular underwear. If you are experiencing light incontinence, gender-specific pads and briefs can be a great solution.


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In a time of crisis

Metrocrest Services is here to help Metrocrest Services is the only comprehensive emergency assistance agency located in the crest of the Dallas metropolitan area, making it convenient for local families and seniors in need to receive vital services in their own neighborhood. Serving the community for more than 45 years, Metrocrest Services provides case management, emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance, nutritious food pantry items, financial education and coaching, and employment programs designed to lead each family to self-sufficiency. Programs for seniors include transportation, home-delivered meals, and home modification to help foster independence. A variety of seasonal programs are also conducted for the community. If a client is hungry, has no electricity or home, then these barriers must be tackled first. Their approach is to use this need for emergency assistance as a mechanism for addressing the deeper concerns of the family. Individuals enter their doors as either a referral or by word-of-mouth, like Carrie, who came to Metrocrest Services through her local church. “I don’t know how I will pay for this month’s rent” Carrie says, adding “I only have $6 to my name”. For over 27 years Carrie earned a decent wage in the healthcare field, when a

They grew up during the Great Depression— men and women born between 1914 and

VA North Texas Health Care System serves more than 119,000 patients each year, delivering more than 1.4 million outpatient visits to Veterans in 38 North Texas counties and two counties in southern Oklahoma.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s What are the differences between Alzheimer’s, other dementias and normal memory loss due to aging? Learn the basics, warning signs, and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Understand the importance of visiting your doctor early to rule out treatable conditions. Early diagnosis helps planning, treatment, and access to support from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Dallas Chapter provides educational speakers to community, religious, and business groups. This program is offered for both the person with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver.

Seats are limited. Sign up for any of these dates and times by calling the contact associated with that location.

September 15th 2:00pm–3:00pm sudden crisis arose. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2015, putting her career on hold. The medical crisis drained her savings and was struggling to make ends meet. As of now she is cancer-free and is meeting with one of our Workforce Development Specialist about her next career move. If you or anyone you may know is experiencing the threat of life’s challenging moments, please call our office at (972) 4462100 for more information on how we can help.

The Greatest Generation They were coined the Greatest Generation by acclaimed journalist and author, Tom Brokaw.

September/October 2017

Metrocrest Senior News

1929. When World War II became reality for Americans after Pearl Harbor, 16 million of them answered the call to serve at home and abroad during what would become the deadliest and most destructive war in history. This Greatest Generation came home from war and humbly built our nation through blood, sweat, tears and loyalty to family and country. 400 of these World War II Veterans—our heroes—die each day. Fewer than 600,000 of the 16 million who served, survive. Texas is home to 35,000 of these Veterans, most quietly living into their nineties, many receiving medical care and benefits through VA. This Greatest Generation was the model of the VA core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. These actions brought freedom and opportunity to many and defined history as we know it, today. VA’s core values are who we are, our culture, and how we care for our Veterans and their families. Our debt to these heroes will never fully be repaid—it’s immense, and in keeping with the service and sacrifice of those who have borne the battle for our country and the world. It is an honor to serve those who have given so much. Thank you for your service. For additional information about how you can register for VA Health Care, please visit: www.northtexas.va.gov or www.vets.gov. By Jeff Clapper, Public Affairs Specialist, VA North Texas Health Care System U.S. Air Force Ret. & OIF/OEF Combat Veteran

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Erin Eiler, Case Worker for Senior Adults We recently sat with Erin Eiler, who opened up about her experience as the Case Worker for Senior Adults at Metrocrest Services. Erin first learned about the Metrocrest Services while finishing her Masters degree in Gerontology, the study and process of aging, from the University of North Texas where a research assignment had her examine the gaps in the senior community. She was quickly impressed with the work Metrocrest Services was doing for the betterment of senior adults, highlighting the importance of “maintaining their independence as long as possible”. What would you tell a senior who is thinking about requesting Senior Services from Metrocrest? That it’s okay to ask for help—many seniors find it hard to ask since they’ve always done things on their own. It’s also difficult to explain to them that getting senior related assistance is not taking away from their independence. Instead, it is allowing us to walk alongside with them as they continue to live the best possible life. She is amazed at some of the individuals she’s met; enjoying the stories and wisdom they have. However, she also recognizes the concern that ultimately brings them to Metrocrest Services seeking assistance such as, Home Delivered Meals, Senior Transportation, Minor Home Repairs, food pantry and/or rent-utility financial assistance. What do you find most challenging about your position as the Case Worker for Senior Adults? It’s difficult that I can’t do everything. I see a

wide range of situations and circumstances. I never know what story I’m about to hear. I’m amazed at the resilience and strength some individuals have. Like Trisha, a recent widow who is learning what it’s like to live alone, Erin Eiler or Michael, a veteran who was a thriving business owner but health problems caused him financial insecurity. Erin sees the senior clients she helps as if they were a family member and treats them like she would want her parents or grandparents to be cared for. Erin sees the ways seniors are living out their purpose and impacting the world, “showing seniors in a positive light”. What are your strongest beliefs about senior adults in the community? I strongly advocate that seniors have a purpose and place in the community. I don’t think that as individuals we should see them as a lesser part of the community. Instead, we should look at the fact that they greatly enhance the community. As a younger person, I have grown so much from the wisdom and experience of the seniors in my life. I wish there were more opportunities for those intergenerational connections. If you or someone you know needs any Senior Service related assistance from Metrocrest Services, please contact Erin Eiler at (972) 446-2100 or eelier@metrocrest services.org. Visit our website at metrocrestservices.org for more information.


F A R M E R S

B R A N C H

Senior Center Programs Membership

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Special Events

The Farmers Branch Senior Center is open to anyone 50 years of age or better. Membership is free with no residency requirement. Crafts Registration Required; Space limited Beginner Greeting Cards Tuesday, September 12, 10 am Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee: $8 For those new to card making or who have basic skills. Advanced Greeting Cards Tuesday, September 12, 1 pm Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 Prerequisite: Beginner Card Class or equivalent. Knotting for Pearls or Stone Beads Thursday, September 21, 1 pm, Instructor: Jean Stephens, No Fee Learn the art of knot tying pearls and beads that will add an extra finished look to beaded jewelry you make. Intermediate Polymer Clay Tuesday, September 26, 9 am - noon Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $5 Prerequisite: Beginner Polymer Clay Class or equivalent.

Computers Registration Required; Space limited Computer Basics I Mondays and Wednesdays, September 11 - 20, 2 - 4:30 pm Instructor: Linda Eakle, Fee: $20 Learn the basics and how to use the mouse and keyboard. Class for those with minimal or no computer experience. Excel Level III Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 12 - 21, 2 - 4 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, Fee: $20 Course covers tables and pivot charts, financial functions, macros and workbook protection. Must have Excel experience. Internet Safety Friday, September 22, 3:30 - 4:45 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, No Fee Learn various methods of staying safe online. Computer Basics II Mon. and Wed, September 25 - October 4, 2 - 4:30 am Instructor: Linda Eakle, Fee: $20 Learn how programs, pictures and other information are organized on your computer so you can easily retrieve them.

week ACTIVE AGING

September 2017

GAME NIGHT: IT’S A MAGICAL EVENING Saturday, September 16, 5 - 9 pm, Ticket Fee: $10 Don’t miss it! Check for ticket availability: 972-919-8740. Monthly Breakfast Monday, September 11, 8:15 am, Fee: $2 Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee Entertainment: Stevie Rose Birthday Lunch Wednesday, September 20, Noon Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month. Come enjoy Chicken Quesidillias and celebrate those with birthdays. Sponsors: Brookdale Assisted Living and United Financial Services. Spud and Show: Deep Water Horizon Tuesday, September 26, 11:30 am, Fee: $2 Come enjoy a baked potato and movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Douglas M. Griffin about the April 2010 offshore drilling disaster that created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Dessert Sponsor: Acadia Estates Assisted Living & Memory Care. Purchase movie ticket by Friday, September 22.

Special Interests

Preserving Your Memories and Heritage in the Digital World Thursdays, September 7 - December 7, 10:15 - 11:15 am Instructor: Brent Parrott, No Fee, Registration required Learn to preserve documents, pictures, videos, and music, while creating your own digital workbook. Music Group Thursdays, September 7 - December 7, 9 - 10 am Instructor: Brent Parrott, No Fee, Registration required Join others and share your music through digital media. Learn to convert albums and cassettes to digital music. Beginning Bridge Lessons Thursdays, 10 am, No Fee, Instructor: Diane Royer For those new or who want to brush up on your skills. 80 Upper Club Saturday, September 9, 1:30 pm, No Fee If you’re 80 years of age or older, join this fun, active group that meets monthly. They have great refreshments too! Beginning Clogging Lessons starts September 11 Mondays, 10 am, No Fee, Instructor: Jean Moura Also called “Hillbilly Tapdancing,” clogging is an authentic and distinctive form of American folk dance.

SEPTEMBER 23 - 30

The International Council on Aging celebrates Active Aging Week to highlight the positivity of aging for those 50 years and better. Check out what’s planned for the week and get active in Farmers Branch. For more information, call 972-919-8740 or www.fbseniorcenter.com

Spanish Classes with Brookhaven College Part I: Tues & Thurs, September 12 - November 16, 2 pm Learn beginning vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Part II: Tues & Thurs, September 12 - November 16, 10 am Prerequisite: Spanish I or equivalent. Registration required Random Acts of Kindness: Pantry Drive for The Family Place Thursday, September 14, 10 am, No Fee Please bring donated pantry items before September 14. A speaker from The Family Place will be here for the meeting. Eat Smart for Bone Health: Exercise and Fall Prevention Monday September 18, 10 am, No Fee, Registration required Texas A&M Agrilife Series with Brittany Martin Gardening: Plant Wars: Home Owner vs Insects & Disease Wednesday, September 20, 10 am Speaker: Jean McIntosh, Master Gardener, No Fee Learn about the most common pests and diseases in North Texas gardens. Learn the symptoms and control methods. Pole Walking All Ages Welcome Poles available to use Wednesdays, September 6 - November 8, 8 - 9:30 am, No Fee Meet Jennifer at the Manske Library and get a great work-out. Pole walking is easy on the joints and improves strength and balance. Poles are provided or bring your own. Join us! Beginner Line Dancing Lessons 7 Weeks: Wednesdays 7 pm, Fee: $23, Registration required September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 15 Instructor, Karen Aubrey, NTA Instructor Learn step-by-step the basics then progress each week with new steps and dances. Great exercise! Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Thursday, September 21, 1 pm Registration required Snacks sponsored by Home Instead Home Care. Conversations in Neglected History Fridays at 9:30 am Join this weekly class that explores past events and discovers new ways of viewing history. Dr. Richard McCaslin will speak September 22: CSS Hunley-Confederate Submarine. Lunch and Learn: Savvy Savings Senior Friday, September 22, 11:30 am, No Fee, Registration required Metrocrest Services presents basic money management information for a fixed budget. Learn the benefits of banking, public benefits and how to access and retain them. Genealogy Trip to the Dallas Library Tuesday, September 26, 9:30 am - 3 pm, $1 Transportation Fee AARP Smart Driver Course Thursday, September 28, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Fee: AARP members $15, Non Members $20

September Trips

Check for seat availability on these previously posted trips 972-919-8740. Granbury Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Saturday, September 9, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm Fee: $44 Cruisin’ Cuisine

Thursday, September 21, 11 am - 2 pm Fee: $4

Dallas by DART Thursday, September 28, 10 am - 1:30 pm Fee: $4 Saturday, September 23 Date Night at the Historical Park Let DART show us the ropes of using the DART system. Enjoy live music, dinner, and a movie under the stars. Gates open at 5:30 pm. The first 100 patrons 50+ will receive a commemorative wine glass. Canton Trade Days Sunday, September 24 Fit and Fun at the Community Recreation Center Friday, September 29, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Fee: $10

The first 50 patrons, 50+, will receive a pedometer when participating on the fitness floor or walking track. Monday, September 25 Dance and Learn at the Senior Center 1 - 2 pm Elder Financial Abuse presentation: “Crime of the 21st Century” with international speaker, Jack Broyles. 7 - 9:20 pm First time visitors at the Monday Night Dance will receive free admission and a voucher to attend an additional Monday Night Dance at no charge. Dance the night away with the Dave Alexander Band, featuring country western and ballroom dancing. Tuesday, September 26 Exercise at the Senior Center Enter your name each exercise class you participate in for a chance to win a Fitbit. Class Schedule: Power Walking 8:15 am, Yoga 9 am, Strong & Balanced 10 am, Stretch & Flex 3 pm Wednesday, September 27, 10:15 - 10:45 am Aqua Yoga with Rotha at the Aquatics Center therapy pool. Free with limited registration. Thursday, September 28 10 am - 1:30 pm Dallas by DART Trip from the Senior Center $4 takes you on a tour promoting all the opportunities DART has to offer. Pre-registration at the Senior Center required to reserve a seat. 6:30 - 8:30 pm Join the “Friends” for an Ice Cream Social at the Historical Park Learn about volunteer opportunities, fundraising efforts and Historical Park projects. RSVP required by September 21: 972.406.0184. Friday, September 29, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Shop Canton Trade Days Trip from the Senior Center For only $10 you can sit back and enjoy the ride to and from this amazing shopping experience! Pre-registration required at the Senior Center. Saturday, September 30, 9 am - 1 pm To Market, To Market! Show your Senior Center membership card at the Farmers Branch Market for a free drink on the porch!

October Trips

Resident reigstration: September 1, noon; Open registration: September 8, noon Vetro Glass Blowing Demonstration in Grapevine Thursday, October 5, 9:30 am - 2 pm Fee: $8 Extended Walking Watch glass blowing, then enjoy lunch and shopping. Let’s Go Crazy in Mineral Wells  Saturday, October 7, 9 am - 5 pm Fee: $25 Extended Walking See the famous “Crazy Water”mineral well, Washing Machine Museum, and Chandor Gardens. Enjoy a bottle of Smart Water on the way home, in case you drank too much “Crazy Water.” Lunch on your own at the Brazos Market. Cruisin’ Cuisine Thursday, October 19, 11 am - 2 pm Fee:$4 Limited Walking Fall in the Dallas Arboretum Friday, October 27 10 am - 3 pm Fee: $15 Extended Walking Enjoy the cooler weather with an explosion of blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. See The Pumpkin Patch with thousands of pumpkins, designed in houses, mazes, hills and more. Lunch is on your own.

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Senior Center

14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch TX 75234 | www.fbseniorcenter.com | 972.919.8740


September 2017 MONDAY

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Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 12 - November 16 Level I: 2 pm Learn vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation Level II: 10 am Prerequisite: Spanish Level I or equivalence. Register with the Students 50+ Education Office by calling DeBorah at 972-860-4807 or DeBorah@ dcccd.edu

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Monthly Breakfast 8:15 am 9:00 am Billiards 10:00 am Thinkabilities Duplicate Bridge 10:00 am am Beginning Clogging 10:00 11:00 am Shared Moments 11:00 am Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Art Group 12:30 pm Computer Basics I 1:00 pm Dance -Jim Baker 2:00 pm 2:00 pm Ballroom 3:00 pm 5-8 pm

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8:15 am Stretch & Strength 8:15 am 9:00 am 9:00 am Billiards 10:00 am 9:15 am Thinkabilities 10:00 am 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge 11:00 am 10:00 am Beginning Clogging 11:00 pm 10:00 am Bone Health Talk 12:30 pm 10:15 am Shared Moments 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 2:00 pm 2:00 pm Art Group 2:00 pm Computer Basics I 3:00 pm pm 7:00 pm Dance - J.C. Tippett 5-8:00 5:30 pm Country

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FRIDAY

Spanish Classes with Brookhaven College

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Power Walking Yoga/Cribbage Intermediate Bridge Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open Fitness Orientation Party Bridge/Mah Jongg Lo Begin Line Dance Hi Begin Line Dance Stretch & Flex Craft Group Square Dance

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8:00 am 9:00 am Beginner Greeting Card 10:00 am Intermediate Bridge 10:00 am Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open 10:00 am 10:30 am Fitness Orientation Party Bridge/Mah Jongg 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Lo Begin Line Dance Advanced Greeting Cards 2:30 pm Hi Begin Line Dance 6:00 pm Power Walking Yoga/Cribbage

Excel Level III Stretch & Flex Craft Group

Power Walking Yoga/Cribbage Intermediate Bridge Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open Fitness Orientation Party Bridge/Maj Jongg Lo Begin Line Dance Hi Begin Line Dance Excel Level III Stretch & Flex Craft Group Square Dance

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Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing BINGO Table Tennis Not Your Mama’s Exercise Class

Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing Cookin’ Club BINGO Computer Basics I Table Tennis Not Your Mama’s Exercise Class

Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing Garden Talk Birthday Lunch Duplicate Bridge BINGO Computer Basics I Table Tennis Exercise Class Begin Line Dancing

ACTIVE AGING WEEK

8:15 am Stretch & Strength 8:15 am Power Walking 8:00 am 9:00 am Yoga/Cribbage 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Intermediate Polymer 9:00 am 9:15 am Thinkabilities 10:00 am 9:30am-3pm Genealogy Trip 10:00 am Intermediate Bridge 10:00 am 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge am Strong & Balanced 10:00 am Beginning Clogging 10:00 11:00 am Chair Volleyball-Open 10:00 am 10:15 am Shared Moments 11:00 am Fitness Orientation 10:15 am 11:30 pm Spud & Show 12:30 pm Mah Jongg pm Mah Jongg 1:00 pm Elder Financial Abuse 12:30 12:30 pm Lo Begin Line Dance 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Art Group 2:00 pm 2:00 pm Hi Begin Line Dance 2:00 pm Computer Basics II 3:00 pm Stretch & Flex 2:30 pm 5-8 pm Craft Group 7:00 pm Dance - Dave 6:00 pm 5:30 pm Square Dance Alexander Ballroom 7:00 pm

SENIOR CENTER HOURS Monday - Wednesday

8 am - 8:45 pm

Thursday & Friday

8 am - 5 pm

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays

1 - 5 pm

2nd & 4th Saturdays

1 - 9:30 pm

Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing Aqua Yoga at the Aquatics Center BINGO Computer Basics II Table Tennis Exercise Class Begin Line Dancing

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9-9:30 am B 12 Shots 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Chair Volleyball Team Practice 10:00 am Instructional Quilting 10:15 am Preserve Memories 1:30 pm Squares Game 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Random Acts of Kindness Group 10:00 am Chair Volleyball Team Practice 10:15 am Preserve Memories 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:00 pm Excel Level III 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Chair Volleyball Team Practice 10:15 am Preserve Memories 11:00 am Cruisin’ Cuisine Trip 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:00 pm Knotting Pearls 1:00 pm Texas Hold ’em 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:00 pm Excel Level III 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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8:30 am AARP Smart Driver 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Dallas by DART Trip 10:00 am Rock & Mineral Club 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Chair Volleyball Team Practice 10:15 am Preserve Memories 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:30 pm Squares Game 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Quilting Group 12:00 pm Resident Trip Regis-

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1-5 pm

Center Hours

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Table Games and Open Recreation

tration for October

1:00 pm Table Games 2:30 pm Table Tennis

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Power Walking 1-9:30 pm Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History Clogging 1:00 pm Quilting Group Open Trip Registration for October 1:30 pm

Table Games Table Tennis

Power Walking Yoga Neglected History Clogging Quilting Group

80 Upper Club

7:00 pm

BINGO

7:00 pm

Square Dancing

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GAME NIGHT

IT’S A MAGICAL EVENING 5 - 9 pm

The Center closes at noon for Game Night Set up.

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8:15 am Power Walking 1-9:30 pm Center Hours 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History 1:00 pm Table Games and CSS Hunley-ConfedOpen Recreation erate Submarine 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Quilting Group 5:30 pm Date Night at the 11:30 am Lunch & Learn: Savvy Historical Park Savings Senior 1:00 pm Table Games 7:00 pm BINGO 2:30 pm Table Tennis 3:30 pm Internet Safety 7:00 pm Square Dancing

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9 am - 1 pm To Market! 8:15 am Power Walking To Market! 8:30 am Canton Trade Farmers Branch Days Trip Farmers Market 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History 1-5 pm Center Hours 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Quilting Group 1:00 pm Table Games and 1:00 pm Table Games Open Recreation 2:30 pm Table Tennis

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE 7 - 9:20 p.m. Fee: $5

September 4 September 11 September 18 September 25

The Center is closed for Labor Day Jim Baker Ballroom J.C. Tippett Country Dave Alexander Ballroom


Golden Oldies September 2017

Coppell Senior and Community Center

972-462-5136 phone

345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

www.coppelltx.gov

Special Events

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

Aquacise

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards

Back by popular demand, River Oaks will be sponsoring bingo and adding prizes to the cash pot. Get your dollars ready and let’s play some Bingo! Sign-up required. Wednesday, 9/6, 6:30 pm

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 for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy cards for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested. Wednesday, 9/6, 3:00 pm

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Yo-Lates

Card Making Class

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: Letty Martinez-Ramirez Tuesdays, 10:15 am

Learn the basics of card making, with ink, colored card stock, rubber stamps, and various embellishments. You will have an opportunity to customize these cards as birthday, thinking of you, or other personal choices. All supplies are included, you only need to bring yourself! Cost: $9 Wednesday, 9/20, 1:00–3:00 pm

BINGO NIGHT WITH RIVER OAKS

In honor of Grandparents’ Day on Sunday, September10, either stay after bingo or swing by the Senior Center, and we’ll have a special treat just for you! Friday, 9/8, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Breakfast Bingo Join us for breakfast starting at 9:15 a.m. before bingo. Advance registration required for breakfast. Deadline to register is one week before bingo. Friday, September 15, 9:15 a.m.

Bingo Potluck and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Doors open at 4:30, potluck begins at 5 p.m., with bingo beginning at 5:30. $1 per card. Saturday, September 16, 4:30 p.m.

KNIT WITS WARM CLOTHING BABY SHOWER The Knit Wits will host a “Warm Clothing” baby shower for Love Thy Baby. Sleepers, socks and gowns for the winter (size 0–3 months) are preferred. Refreshments will be served. Tuesday, 9/26, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

SEPTEMBER POTLUCK & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION September’s themed potluck is “Under the Tuscan Sun” .For this taste of Italy, we’re asking members to bring dishes that have an Italian flare to them—calzones, pizza, lasagna, or anything else you wish to bring. If you can, please label your dish so everyone will know what it is. Those with birthdays in the month will have a chance to win a gift card. No registration necessary. Wednesday, 9/27, 11:30 am

TRIPS HOMESTEAD HERITAGE VILLAGE • WACO Join us for a wonderful trip to Homestead Heritage Farm near Waco. It is a craft-based community that stresses simplicity, sustainability, self-sufficiency, cooperation, service and quality craftsmanship. We’ll visit the craft village, blacksmith shop, pottery shop, woodworking shop, gristmill, basket shop, and many more attractions. We’ll have lunch on site at one of their amazing restaurants and enjoy food using locally sourced ingredients. This will be a walking intensive, all-day trip, so wear comfortable shoes and bring extra money for lunch and shopping. At least 35 people needed to make the trip. Register by August 28. Cost: Free Thursday, 9/7, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

SUPPER CLUB • LUCK AT TRINITY GROVES • DALLAS Join us for a fun evening at Luck (Local Urban Craft Kitchen), where the chefs source locally and pull inspiration from regional American comfort food while adding a Texas twist. Register by September 11. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 9/19, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS Dust off your cowboy hat, shine your boots and join us for this fun trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards. We’ll do some shopping and tour museums at your leisure. The museum trips will be on your own—Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—$5 and Stockyards Museum—$2. Lunch will be on your own at a restaurant in the stockyards. Come watch the cattle drive and soak up some western flavor in Fort Worth! Walking intensive. Register by September 11. Cost: Free Thursday, 9/21, 9:30 am–3:30 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

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

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: Letty Martinez-Ramirez Mondays & Thursdays, 5:00 pm

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, 5:15 pm

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

Mondays, 1:00 pm

Texas Hold ’em Lessons Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold ’em regular play. Tuesday, 9/5, 10:00 am

Texas Hold’em Tournament 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, 9/13, 1:00 pm

Groups Ping Pong Group Join in on a round of ping pong. No sign-ups required.

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, 8/26, 10:00 am

Trivial Pursuit Join in on the fun! Interested players, be prompt and come in teams of 3 (or you will be placed on a team). Monday, 9/18, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Therapeutic Horticulture Program Join us for an indoor, hands-on activity where participants assemble small horticulture projects. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please sign-up early. A detailed description of each class is listed below. Cost: $8 per class POLLINATOR PLANTS Learn about pollinator friendly plants to incorporate into your garden and then take home one of these plants. Tuesday, 9/12, 10:00 am

Special Interest 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, September 25, 1:00pm

Weight Watchers Join Weight Watchers for a 17 week health and wellness support group lead by a trained wellness coach. Weight Watchers is designed to give you the tools to help you make healthy decisions about food and incorporate exercise. Weigh-ins begin at 6:00 pm. You can begin anytime for a prorated amount. To sign-up call Jane Doyle at 214-683-0845, you can also email her for more information at jane.doyle@ weightwatchers.com. Wednesday, 6/7–9/27, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Cooking Class with Brulee Chef Services Join Toni and Debra for a hands on cooking class featuring fresh, whole food. You will help prepare lunch and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Space is limited to 12 people. Advance sign-up is required to reserve your spot. Cost: $35 per person/per class SUMMER IS ENDING Corn, Tomato and Avocado Quinoa Salad Charred Farmstand Cornbread Shrimp and Grits Mixed Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Honey Biscuits Friday, 9/8, 11:00 am

Everyone Has a Story 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! 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 more information. Wednesday, 9/20, 3:00pm

Educational

Arts & Crafts

LUNCH & LEARN • OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION

Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group

Dr. Conn will talk about how to prevent osteoporosis and how staying active as a senior is a big factor for osteoporosis and overall wellness. Sign-up is required. Wednesday, 9/6, 11:30 am

The Knit Wits are gathering! With over 2,000 handmade baby items donated, and now topping over 30 member 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, hardworking, 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 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 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, 9/6, 3:00 pm

LUNCH & LEARN • THE BENEFITS OF PRE-ARRANGING YOUR FUNERAL Come learn the benefits of pre-arranging your funeral to protect your family from the emotional heartache and financial burden of planning a funeral. Come learn how Neptune Society can take a very complicated, confusing, expensive time in our life and make it very simplified, dignified and affordable. Sign-up is required. Monday, 9/11, 11:30 am

SNACK & CHAT • MEDICARE ANNUAL ELECTION PERIOD Humana will cover the annual Medicare election period along with eligibility and enrollment rules, who can complete an enrollment form, when beneficiaries can enroll or change plans, post enrollment requirements, and the disenrollment process. Sign-up is required. Monday, 9/18, 10:00 am

BROWN BAG • HOW TO AVOID THE LONG-TERM CARE CRISIS Do you have a long-term care plan? Many Americans will need some type of longterm care service in their later years and women typically need care longer than men. Join us for a class where you’ll learn the information needed to make educated decisions on your long care plan with The Foundation for Financial Education. Signup is required. Wednesday, 9/20, 6:00 pm


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 8:00 am Walking 9:30 am Core 30 10:15 am BBB EX. 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 1pm Billiards 1pm Mah Jongg Lessons 4pm Yoga 5pm Yoga

TUESDAY 8:00 am Walking 9:00 am– Personal Training 12:00 pm 9:00 am Aquacise 10:15am Yo-Lates 12:30pm Duplicate Bridge 1pm Knit Wits

WEDNESDAY 9 am Walking 1 pm Billiards 5:15 pm Circuit

THURSDAY 9am Walking 10:45am Line Dancing 12:30pm Contract Bridge 1pm Arts & Crafts 1pm Billiards 5pm Yoga

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

8 am Walking 9 am Cards 9 am Aquacise 10 am Bingo 12 pm Pinochle 1 pm Billiards 1 pm Ping Pong 1 pm Writing

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

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Center Closed for Holiday

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6 11:30 am Lunch & Learn Osteoporosis Prevention 3:00 pm

Cut-ups /Scrapbook

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Bingo Night w/ River Oaks

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7 9:00 am

Homestead Heritage Village

1:00 pm

Arts & Crafts

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Zumba

8 11:30 am Grandparents’ Day

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Nia

11:00 am– Cooking Class w/ 1:30 pm Brulee Chef Services

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10:00 am Horticulture Therapy Class

10:00 am– Craft Store 6:00 pm

10:00 am– Craft Store 6:00 pm

9:00 am– Craft Store 5:00 pm

9:00 am– Craft Store 1:00 pm

6:00 pm

10:00 am Texas Hold ’em Lesson

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

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9:30am Zumba

Nia

18 10:00 am Snack & Chat Medicare Election 3:30 pm

Trivial Pursuit

6:00 pm

Zumba

19 5:00 pm– Supper Club 9:00 pm Luck

1:00 pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00 pm

Nia

26 1:00 pm– Knit Wits Baby 3:00 pm Shower 10:00 am Advisory Committee Meeting

Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Bingo

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1:00 pm– Card Making 3:00 pm

9:30 am– Fort Worth 3:30 pm Stockyards

3:00 pm Everyone Has a Story

1:00 pm

6:00 pm

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Texas Hold ’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

Bingo & Game Night

22 Bingo begins at 9:15 am

23 9:30am Nia

Arts & Crafts

Brown Bag Long-term Care

27 11:30 am Under The Tuscan Sun Potluck/Birthday Celebration

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SAMPLER

September 2017

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

United Financial Services Seminar & Lunch

Out to Lunch

Introduction to Social Security and Medicare presented by Thomas Vance

European Adventure aboard the Celebrity Eclipse Presentation

Preplanning Breakfast Seminar

Activities

Seniors on Tour Grill 19 at Coyote Ridge 1610 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton Friday, September 8, 11 am, $3/person travel fee The menu is available at the front desk and features a variety of foods from salads and soups, flatbreads, and sandwiches to steak, fish tacos and more. Join us for an afternoon of fun and good food. If you need transportation, staff can drive five people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:45 am. Registration required.

Wednesday, September 20, 1:15 pm Come for a spectacular presentation of the 15-day Scandinavia and Russia Cruise with two days/one night in Amsterdam. This trip departs on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Included ports of call are Warnemunde, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Classes and Seminars Technology Saturday

Saturday, September 2 , 10 am-12 pm, Free One-on-one assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis on any portable device (cell phone, tablet, laptop, reader, etc). We can assist with Facebook, Twitter, email, texting, photography, etc.

Walgreens Health Seminar

Wednesday, September 6, 2:30 pm, Free A Walgreens pharmacist will discuss cost-saving medications and answer any questions you might have. Registration required.

Sing-along Group

Friday, September 15 & 22, 11 am-12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.

Weight Room Orientation

Monday, September 11, 2:30-4 pm $6/resident, $6.50/non-resident 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. Limited class size. Registration required.

Saturday, September 16, 10 am, Free We will discuss the history, qualifications, and different strategies involved when deciding how and when to collect Social Security. This includes the state of Social Security, proposed changes, and the different methods that are being considered to shore up the retirement system that over 50 percent of the senior population is relying on to keep them from living in poverty. Medicare benefits will also be discussed, as well as what is covered by Medicare Part A, B, and D. Truth or Consequences Tuesday, September 19, 9 am, Free If something happened to you tonight, what would your family be facing tomorrow? Come have breakfast and get all the facts you need. Registration required.

Monthly Luncheon: Boast About Your Grandchildren

Thursday, September 21, 11 am, $4/person Bring in a photograph of your grandchildren and great grandchildren to Lori at the Senior Center as soon as possible so we can use them for centerpieces. Prizes will be awarded. Sloppy Joes, potato salad, baked beans, apple pie, and ice cream will be served. Registration required by Tuesday, September 19. Sponsored by United Financial Services.

The Foundation for Financial Education presents How to Avoid the Long Term Care Crisis

Tuesday, September 26, 10 am, Free Did you know in 2010 the average cost of long term care for retirees in America was $6,235/month? Being prepared is the key to a successful retirement which is why we will be discussing some startling statistics about long term care, as well as your options for coverage, how to use life insurance to offset the cost, how Medicare and healthcare will work with your long term care plan, and benefits for you and your family.

Heart Failure Aware Seminar

Thursday, September 14, 8 am-12 pm, Free The CDC recommends all persons 6 months and older get a flu shot annually as it is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu. We will be providing the 2017-2018 flu vaccine (both Quadrivalent and High Dose formulations for those 65 and older). Bring your Medicare or insurance card.

Wednesday, September 27, 10 am-12 pm, Free Approximately 6.5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure, yet many have misunderstandings about the condition. That’s why we are offering this educational seminar, “Heart Failure Aware.” This program will provide information to help patients and their caregivers better identify, manage, and understand heart failure from a health care professional and a heart failure patient perspectives. Bring a loved one or friend. Lunch will be served. Registration required by phone 866-218-5602 or online at www.hfaware.com.

You Can Paint - Poppies with a Palette Knife

ABCs of Genealogy

Walmart Wellness Flu Vaccines

Thursday, September 14, 9 am-12 pm $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident $20 supply fee payable to instructor Even if you have never held a paint brush or cannot draw a straight line, you will be amazed at the beautiful painting you can create in one inspiring lesson. Beginners learn the basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective while completing a landscape, seascape or still life in this fun and easy class taught by award winning Master Artist Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.

Wednesday, September 27, 10 am, Free Join J.T. and learn how to get your family tree organized. Learn about websites to use for free, as well as other resources. Registration required. United Financial Services 2221 Cross Bend Rd Plano, Texas 1-800-774-4297 or 972-769-8234

A strong financial future starts with careful planning. Securities offered through Questar Capital Corporation, Member FINRA, SIPC

Thursday, September 28, 10:30 am, Free Are you confident your retirement savings will last as long as you do? The average life expectancy is rising and 30 plus years of retirement is becoming more common. Join this workshop to learn more about the concept of income allocation and how it could enhance your retirement security. Carl, Rena, and Steve have been helping people since 1980 and have given their time and talent to the Carrollton Senior Center for the past 17 years. Join their family as you learn how to protect yours. Registration required before Tuesday, September 26.

Quilting Group

Thursday, September 7 & 28, 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 some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

B12 shots

Tuesday, September 12, 9:30-10 am, $20/person Cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Book Club

Wednesday, September 13, 10 am, Free The selection for September is Broken Wheel by Katarina Bivald. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, September 13, 10:45 am-12 pm, $2/person Get a jumbo hot dog and all the fixin’s prepared and served by your Advisory Council members.

Ice Cream with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Wednesday, September 13, 1 pm, Free Blue Cross Blue Shield will be providing ice cream.

Thursday Night Pot Luck

Thursday, September 14, 5 pm 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 Senior Center playing games.

Movie Monday – The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13)

September 18, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free Set in Nazi Germany at the height of the Holocaust, The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo. The couple worked tirelessly to rescue as many animals and people as possible from the deadly Nazi invasion, and continue to hide people and animals from the soldiers that seek to do them harm within the zoo’s gates. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance

Wednesday, September 20, 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, used less medication, and had fewer health problems. Did you know each month a drawing is selected for Artist of the Month. The winner’s creation is framed and hung in Dr. Bysani’s USMD office in Carrollton. No registration required.


Texas Hold ‘Em

Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 7 am9 am9 am9:30 am10 am10 am10 am11 am11:15 am1 pm1 pm-

TUESDAY

Walking Aerobics/$ Dominoes Knit & Yarn Groupies H&F Canasta Tai Chi/$ Better Balance Yoga/$ Learn to Knit/ Crochet Ping Pong Cribbage

7 am- Walking 8:30 am- Functional Fitness/$ 9 am- Ceramics/$ 9 am- Dominoes 10 am- Stretch/$ 12:30 pm- Skip Bo 1 pm- Ping Pong 1 pm- Line Dance/$ 1 pm- Fun Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Team Chair Volleyball 5:30 pm- Guitar Sessions

WEDNESDAY 7 am9 am9 am10 am10:20 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

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

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

Tuesday, September 26,

$ = fee applies 1 pm, Free

THURSDAY 7 am- Walking 8:30 am- Functional Fitness/$ 9 am- Dominoes 9 am- Scrabble 10 am- Stretch/$ 11 am- Better Balance 12:30 pm- Skip Bo 1 pm- Fun Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Mahjong 2 pm- Bunka 6:05 pm- Dance Lessons 7 pm- Dance/$

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

SATURDAY

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

9 am- Ping Pong 9:30 am- Tai Chi

Birthday Party & Bingo

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

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Las Vegas Days

Tuesday, September 12, 4:30-6:30 pm All guests will receive $2,000 in casino money to test their skills at blackjack, roulette, poker, and slot machines. Music, raffles, and awards will be presented throughout the evening. Experience a bit of Vegas at the center. Refreshments will be prepared and served by a professional caterer. Sponsored by Advance Senior Options, Sandra Vance, United Health Care, and Golden Outlook. Information about Medicare, Social Security, and insurance will be available, there will be no sales. Registration required.

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11 am- Senior Advisory Council Meeting

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2:30 pm- Weight Room Orientation

9:30 am- B12 Shots 4:30 pm- Las Vegas Days

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1 pm- Movie Monday The Zookeeper’s Wife

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9 am- Preplanning Breakfast Seminar 3 pm- Reunion Hispania

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2:30 pm- Walgreens Seminar

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10 am- Book Club 10:45 am- Hot Dog Wednesday 1 pm- Blue Cross Blue Shield & Ice Cream

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1 pm- Pie Cook-off

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1 pm- Adult Coloring 1:15 pm- Trip presentation

10 am- Foundation for Financial Education 1 pm- Birthday Party & Bingo 1 pm- Texas Hold ‘Em 2 pm- Brain Games

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10 am- ABCs of Genealogy 10 am- Heart Failure Seminar

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11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

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

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8 am- Walmart Flu Vaccinations 9 am- You Can Paint 5 pm- Pot Luck 7 pm- Dance

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11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

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10:30 am- Workshop & Lunch 11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

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10 am- Social Security Seminar 11 am- Sing-along Group

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12 pm- Tournament Games

Dance lesson begins at 6:05 pm Dance begins at 7 pm, $5/person Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be country two-step and three-step. September 7 - Doc Gibbs - Variety September 14 - City Lights - Country Western September 21 - DFW Music Makers - Ballroom September 28 - High Caliber - Country Western .

Bingo

Reunion Hispania

Bingo is played every Martes, 19 de septiembre, a las 3 pm Wednesday at 10:20 am Una cena para nuestros huéspedes que in the Roundup Room. hablan español se celebra el tercer The Madison on Marsh martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida will be providing favorita para compartir y participe en snacks on September juegos. Se requiere una membresía del 6 and 20 for you to Senior Center para participar en este munch on while you evento. play.

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Tuesday, September 26, 1 pm, Free Enjoy cake, bingo, and socializing with your friends as we celebrate this month’s birthdays. Sponsored by Villagio. No registration required.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Active Aging Week

Register and participate in as many activities as you 10 am- Technology can and be the most active Saturday person you can be! Daily Activities: Pie Cookoff Monday, September 25, 1 pm Show off your baking skills before three prominent 9 6 pm- Step on the judges! All who attend will Square be invited to try the pies A Tribute to after the judges have chosen George the winners. Great prizes Strait will be awarded to all who enter the contest and a sash will be awarded to the winner proclaiming Ms. or 16 10 am- Intro to Social Mr. American Pie. SponSecurity sored by Golden Outlook.

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Movie on the Square The Lego Batman Movie

Brain Games Tuesday, September 26, 2 pm You exercise your body, but what about those brain cells? They could probably use a good workout, so join us for an afternoon of stimulating that gray matter. No registration required. Heart Failure Aware Wednesday, September 27, 10 am More information on this important topic is located on the front page.

Tournaments Friday, September 29, 12 pm Up for some fun? Join the recreation attendants, also known as front desk staff, Better Balance and formally named “The Mondays, 10-11 am Butterflies” in a doubles Thursdays, 11 am-12 pm $20/person, 10-punch pass pool tournament, a chair volleyball tournament, and $2.50/person, drop-in Better Balance is back with a corn hole tournament. Hot dogs will be served at noon a new instructor. Sign up today to regain your balance and then the games will and confidence. Registration begin! Registration required. Tournaments sponsored by required. River Oaks.

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Thursday Night Dance

Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm. The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required.


SAMPLER

October 2017

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

SENIORS ON TOUR

Out to Lunch-Bavarian Grill 221 W. Parker Rd., Ste 527, Plano Friday, October 13, 11 am, $3/person travel fee

The menu is available at the front desk and has a wide variety of German foods including schnitzel, spicy goulash soup, spatzle, potato salad, German beers on tap, and much more. If you need transportation, the bus has room for up to 21 people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:30 am. Registration required.

Grapevine Wine Tour and Lunch

Tuesday, October 24, 11 am, $99.50/ person Grapevine is a fantastic destination and we are offering you a chance for unique shopping, wine experiences, and a delicious luncheon served at Winewood. The bus departs from the Senior Center at 11 am. Your day will begin with a mouthwatering luncheon and wine tasting, followed by some free time for shopping. Then the wine tasting tour of Grapevine continues. The tour includes a guide, luncheon, and a minimum of three wine tastings at each winery. Registration required by Tuesday, October 17.

Fall Colors and the Dallas Arboretum

Thursday, November 2, 10:30 am-3 pm, $14/person The fall festival is a spectacular show of color with 4,500 of fall’s favorite flower - Chrysanthemums, 150,000 more stunning fall blooming plants and the Pumpkin Village which features more than 90,000 pumpkins. Pack a lunch to enjoy on the grounds or purchase food at the snack bar. The bus will depart the Senior Center at 10:30 am. Registration opens on September 5.

Classes and Seminars Walgreens Wellness Seminar

Wednesday, October 4, 2:30 pm, Free A Walgreens pharmacist will talk on poison prevention and answer any questions you might have. Registration required.

Newcomer Orientation

Thursday, October 5, 2 pm, Free Please come and meet other newcomers. Learn more on how you can be more involved and what programs are offered at the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

Carrollton Family Chiropractic Lunch and Learn: How to Stay Young the First 100 Years of Your Life Friday, October 6, 12 pm, Free The average life span is 77.6 years and counting! Long life reveals we will have health problems as we age. This seminar is designed to teach you how to avoid and prevent spinal disorders. Registration required.

Rider Chiropractic Lunch and Learn: Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Monday, October 9, 2 pm, Free The causes of toxicity and inflammation are all around you. The sugar you eat, high doses of the wrong oils and fats in your diet, hidden food allergens, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hidden infections all trigger inflammation. This inflammation leads to every one of the major chronic diseases of aging. It’s also a major contributor to obesity. Learn about the dangers of toxicity and inflammation, why diets fail, and about natural solutions for these problems. Registration required.

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

AARP Smart Driver Class

Book Club

Wednesday, October 11, 12:30 - 4:30 pm $15/AARP members, $20/non-members This class does not remove traffic fines or violations but may reduce insurance premiums. Bring your AARP card, drivers license, and payment for the instructor. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 11, 10 am, Free The selection for September is A Dogs Purpose by Bruce Cameron. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

You Can Paint - Aspen Grove

Thursday, October 12, 5 pm Pot Luck is an opportunity for you to prepare a dish to share with your friends, try something new to eat, have some fun, and an evening out at the Senior Center playing games.

Thursday, October 12, 9 am-12 pm $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident $20 supply fee payable to instructor Even if you have never held a paint brush or cannot draw a straight line, you will be amazed at the beautiful painting you can create in one inspiring lesson. Beginners learn basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective while completing a landscape, seascape, or still life in this fun and easy class taught by award winning Master Artist Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.

Thursday Night Pot Luck

Quilting Group

Incontinence? Just Deal With It? NOT ANYMORE

Thursday, October 12 & 26, 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 some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

Foundation for Financial Education Social Security

October 16, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free What do you do when your hard earned pension becomes a corporate casualty? You have bills to pay and your family is counting on you. Three men who have been friends nearly their entire lives will find out when it happens to them. They’ve done the right thing their entire lives but they’re coming out of retirement to go after the bank that took off with their money. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Tuesday, October 17, 11 am, Free For 18 years, Fyzical has successfully treated incontinence with our up-to-date technology and therapy. We will discuss the misconceptions of aging and other reasons for incontinence such as medical conditions and medications. A patient who has been successfully treated will discuss how her life has changed. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 24, 10 am, Free You cannot have a successful retirement without having a solid understanding of when you will receive your income and where it will come from. That’s why one of the most important phases of retirement planning is understanding your social security benefits. Learn about recent changes in Social Security, what the current state of Social Security System means for your retirement, strategies to maximize your social security benefits, how continuing to work will impact your benefits, and how to coordinate your social security benefits with your spouse.

ABCs of Genealogy

Wednesday, October 25, 10 am, Free Join J.T. and learn how to get your family tree organized, learn about websites to use for free or how to get it for a short time without paying. This will be the last class for this year. Registration required.

Activities

Sing-along Group

Friday, October 6 & 20, 11 am-12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.

B12 and Influenza Shots

Tuesday, October 10, 9:30-10:30 am ONLY $20 cash or check, payable to Flu Shots of America for B12 injections. For flu shot, bring your Medicare card and drivers license.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, October 11, 10:45 am-12 pm, $2/person Get a jumbo hot dog and all the fixin’s prepared and served by your Advisory Council members.

Movie Monday - Going In Style (PG-13)

Reunion Hispania

Martes, 17 de octubre, a las 3pm Una cena para nuestros huéspedes que hablan español se celebra el tercer martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe en juegos. Se requiere una membresía del Senior Center para participar en este evento.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance

Wednesday, October 18, 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

Thursday, October 19, 11 am, $4/person It’s Oktoberfest and we have the Frohsinn Kapelle (The German Band of Dallas) performing for us. Please join us for an afternoon of foot stompin’ music and chicken schnitzel, German potato salad, green beans, rolls and German chocolate cake. Registration required by Tuesday, October 17. Sponsored by N.E. Management.

Medicare Advantage Plans presented by Thomas Vance

Thursday, October 26, 10 am, Free A community meeting will be available for you to attend covering Medicare Advantage plans, specifically United Health Care Advantage Plan for 2018, the new Medicare co-pays, and deductibles.


Texas Hold ‘Em

Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 7 am9 am9 am9:30 am10 am10 am10 am11 am11:15 am1 pm1 pm-

TUESDAY

Walking Aerobics/$ Dominoes Knit & Yarn Groupies H&F Canasta Tai Chi/$ Better Balance Yoga/$ Learn to Knit/ Crochet Cribbage Ping Pong

7 am- Walking 8:30 am- Functional Fitness/$ 9 am- Ceramics/$ 9 am- Dominoes 10 am- Stretch/$ Noon- Skip Bo 1 pm- Line Dance/$ 1 pm- Fun Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Team Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Ping Pong 5:30 pm- Guitar Sessions

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

THURSDAY

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

7 am- Walking 8:30 am- Functional Fitness/$ 9 am- Dominoes 9 am- Scrabble 10 am- Stretch/$ 11 am- Better Balance 12:30 pm- Skip Bo 1 pm- Bridge 1 pm- Fun Chair Volleyball 1 pm- Mahjong 2 pm-card Bunka Bingo sales end Bingo card sales end Lesson pmat6:05 10:20 am.Dance Please arrive at 10:20 am. Please arrive pm- Dance/$ your cards. early to purchase your cards. early to7 purchase

Tuesday, October 31, 1 pm,

$ = fee applies Free

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

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

October 2017 MONDAY 2

TUESDAY 3

11 am- Senior Advisory Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY 4

2:30 pm- Walgreens Seminar

THURSDAY 5

2 pm- Newcomer Orientation 7 pm- Dance

9

10

9:30 am- B12 & Flu Shots

16

1 pm- Movie Monday Going In Style

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17

9:30 am- B12 Shots 11 am- Seminar 3 pm- Reunion Hispania

24

10 am- The Foundation for Financial Education 11 am- Wine/Lunch Tour

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1 pm- Birthday Party & Bingo 1 pm- Texas Hold ‘Em

Thursday Night Dance

Dance lesson begins at 6:05 pm Dance begins at 7 pm, $5/person Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be announced. October 5 - Doc Gibbs,Variety October 12 - City Lights, Country Western October 19 - DFW Music Makers, Ballroom October 26 - High Caliber, Country Western

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10 am- Book Club 10:45 am- Hot Dog Wednesday 12:30 pm- AARP Smart Driver Class

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1 pm- Adult Coloring

9 am11 am5 pm7 pm-

12

You Can Paint Quilting Group Pot Luck Dance

19

11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

9 am- Ping Pong 9:30 am- Tai Chi

Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm. The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required.

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

Tuesday, October 31, 1 pm Free Enjoy cake, bingo, and socializing with your friends as we celebrate this month’s birthdays. No registration required. Sponsored by Signature Pointe on the Lake.

SAC

FRIDAY 6

11 am- Sing-along 12 pm- Lunch & Learn

---------------------------California Rail Discover---------------------------------12 pm- Rider Lunch & Learn

SATURDAY

13

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

20

11 am- Sing-along

The Senior Advisory Council is continuing to collect Box Tops for local schools. 6 pm- Concert on the Please remember to put them in the box marked for Box Square Tops. Let’s try to beat the record of 500 collected. Jim and Brenda Rogers are gathering information in honor and remembrance of our veterans. They bring 14 their computer to most of our large events. Stop by and learn more about this program and encourage veterans you know to share their stories. Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies to 21 Metrocrest Services. The donation drive was a huge success thanks to your generosity.

SATURDAY 7

Chair Volleyball Tournament

25

10 am- ABCs of Genealogy

26

10 am- Medicare Advantage 11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

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The Carrollton Orangutans A were the first place winners in the June 28 Chair Volleyball Tournament. The trophy is on display in the case near the pool tables. Please congratulate them!

Craft Fair

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No Ping Pong 9 am- Craft Fair

Mahjong

Thursday afternoons, 1-4 pm Learn how to play Mahjong. Registration required.

Saturday, October 28, 9 am-3 pm Browse and shop a variety of handmade craft items for sale at the Annual Senior Center Craft Fair! Booths with a six foot table and two chairs are available to rent to Carrollton Senior Center members starting August 7 and to the general public on August 21. A State of Texas Sales Tax Permit is required to register for a booth and space is limited. For more information contact the event coordinator, Susan Schafer at 972-466-9815 or email susan.schafer@cityofcarrollton.com.

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Thursday, October 5, 10 am-2:30 pm, Free The new Chair Volleyball Tournament Program shared between the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Lewisville, Allen, and Country Lane in McKinney is set to have another tournament at the Farmers Branch Senior Center (14055 Dennis Ln.). Teams must have a minimum of six players. Registration required by Thursday, September 28.


Golden Oldies October 2017

Coppell Senior and Community Center

972-462-5136 phone

345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

www.coppelltx.gov

Special Events BINGO NIGHT WITH RIVER OAKS Back by popular demand, River Oaks will be sponsoring bingo and adding prizes to the cash pot. Get your dollars ready and let’s play some Bingo! Sign-up required. Wednesday, 10/4, 6:30 pm

Breakfast Bingo Join us for breakfast starting at 9:15 a.m. before bingo. Advance registration required for breakfast. Deadline to register is one week before bingo. Friday, October 20, 9:15 a.m.

Bingo Potluck and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Doors open at 4:30, potluck begins at 5 p.m., with bingo beginning at 5:30. $1 per card. Saturday, October 21, 4:30 p.m.

FIFTY & FORWARD EXPO BY THE COPPELL CHAMBER More than 25 vendors on sight to provide knowledge , insight, and information for those aging or those caring for aging adults! Featuring door prizes, free samples, and educational breakout sessions. Breakout Sessions to Include: Funeral Planning, Medicare, Probate and Estate Planning, Financial Planning and more. Saturday 10/14, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

OCTOBER POTLUCK & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH A HALLOWEEN TWIST! October’s potluck will also be our Halloween lunch & chili cook off! Please sign up in advance if you plan to bring chili to enter in the contest. If you don’t bring chili, please bring a salad or a dessert. The rest of the fixings will be provided. Also, pull out your favorite costume and join us for a costume contest! Those with birthdays in the month will have a chance to win a gift card. Wednesday, 10/25, 11:30 am

Aquacise

Therapeutic Horticulture Program

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

Join us for an indoor, hands-on activity where participants assemble small horticulture projects. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please sign-up early. A detailed description of each class is listed below. Cost: $8 per class SUCCULENT PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE Embellish a pumpkin with natural embellishments, including everlasting flowers, a bareroot succulent plant, and other naturals. Tuesday, 10/17, 10:00 am

Zumba 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 Join the Mah Jongg group for a lesson!

Mondays, 1:00 pm

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS • FAIR PARK • DALLAS

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold ’em regular play. Tuesday, 10/10, 10:00 am

SUPPER CLUB • SHERLOCK’S PUB • DALLAS 3 This month’s supper club takes us to Sherlock’s Pub, a British-centric chain outpost offering pub grub like fish ‘n’ chips, and more, plus live music and karaoke. Come join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship. Register by October 9. Cost: $3 Tuesday 10/17, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WEATHERFORD Join us for a relaxing day trip to historic downtown Weatherford, just 20 minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex—it’s like stepping back years in time. We’ll enjoy the historic shopping district full of antique boutique and specialty stores, and museums. Lunch will be on your own at one of their restaurants—bring money for shopping. Walking intensive. Register by October 16. Cost: Free Thursday, 10/26, 10:00 am–3:00 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

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

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: Letty Martinez-Ramirez Mondays & Thursdays, 5:00 pm

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, 5:15 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: Letty Martinez-Ramirez Tuesdays, 10:15 am

Texas Hold ’em Tournament 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, 10/11, 1:00 pm

Groups Ping Pong Group Join in on a round of ping pong. No sign-ups required.

Special Interest 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, October 30, 1:00pm

Cooking Class with Brulee Chef Services Join Toni and Debra for a hands on cooking class featuring fresh, whole food. You will help prepare lunch and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Space is limited to 12 people. Advance sign-up is required to reserve your spot. Cost: $35 per person/per class FALL ITALIAN Caprese Salad Butternut Squash Risotto Chicken Saltimbocca Tiramisu Friday, 10/13, 11:00 am

Everyone Has a Story

Mah Jongg Lessons

TRIPS Ride along with us for fun and games at the State Fair of Texas! Tickets are free for anyone older than 60 and$16 for anyone under 60. If you are under 60, and wish to get in at a discount, simply bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product and get in for $7. Wear comfortable shoes—walking intensive. Register by September 25. Bring money for spending and lunch. Thursday, 10/5, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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

Fridays, 1 pm–3 pm

Advisory Committee

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! 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 more information. Wednesday, 10/18, 3:00pm

TWISTED FAIRY TALES PLAY 5 The Skit Wits are bringing you another Saturday Matinee, “Twisted Fairy Tales”. Join the Skit Wits for their twist on fairy tales, you just may hear how the 3 pigs were really a group of guys. All are welcome. Saturday, October 21st, 11:30 am

Educational BROWN BAG • KELLER WILLIAMS WORKSHOPS

Arts & Crafts

SESSION #1: SELLING A HOUSE IN ANY MARKET Discuss how to sell your home regardless of the current real estate market. Keller Williams will cover what to do to get your house ready to sell, what to expect, and how to plan whether looking to sell now or 5 years from now. SESSION #2: WHAT IS A HECM? Discuss options on making the best financial decision for your family and how to use the proceeds from the sale of your home for your next purchase. Sign-up is required. Both sessions included in registration. Monday, 10/2, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group

LUNCH & LEARN • MEDICARE 101 9

The Knit Wits are gathering! With over 2,000 handmade baby items donated, and now topping over 30 member 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

Are you turning 65 and signing up for Medicare for the first time? Already 65 and not sure if you should keep the plan you have? Are you retiring soon and losing your group coverage? Wondering what your Health Care options are for 2017? This class will provide a complete understanding of your options with Medicare. Presentation by Morrison Financial. Sign-up is required. Wednesday,10/4, 11:30 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, 10/24, 10:00 am

Trivial Pursuit Join in on the fun! Interested players, be prompt and come in teams of 3 (or you will be placed on a team). Monday, 10/2 & 10/16, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Material Girls Our newest group will be a “Sister Group” to our already well established, hardworking, 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 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 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, 10/4, 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, 10/4, 3:00 pm

Card Making Class Learn the basics of card making, with ink, colored card stock, rubber stamps, and various embellishments. You will have an opportunity to customize these cards as birthday, thinking of you, or other personal choices. All supplies are included, you only need to bring yourself! Cost: $9 Wednesday, 10/18, 1:00–3:00 pm

FLU CLINIC BY KROGER PHARMACY Kroger Pharmacy will provide regular and high dose flu shots, pneumonia, Prevnar 13, Pneumovax, and shingle vaccines (Zostavax) for patients. They can bill your private or Medicare insurance on your behalf. Please bring your billing information with you and any vaccine history you may have. No appointment needed. Wednesday, 10/11, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

SNACK & CHAT • PLANNED GIVING If you have planned giving in mind, there are some things you need to know first! This class will cover one time gifts versus ongoing gifts, tax ramifications to families and estates, using charitable trusts or strategies for planned giving, and leaving a planned giving legacy. You will also learn the benefits to you and your family. Sign-up is required. Saturday,10/14, 10:00 am

SNACK & CHAT • LIFE INSURANCE IS FOR THE LIVING Join Amerilife as they discuss more about protecting what matters most! Learn how life insurance can take care of your loved ones, and keep the promises you have made to people who are important to you. Sign-up is required. Monday,10/16, 10:00 am

LUNCH & LEARN • SAVVY SAVING SENIORS This class is designed to provide basic money management concepts for a fixed budget, the benefits of banking, an overview of public benefits and how to access and retain them. This class is to empower you to take advantage of available resources and begin safeguarding your money by taking steps to ensure your economic safety. Presentation by Metrocrest Services. Sign-up is required. Wednesday,10/18, 11:30 am

LISTEN & LEARN • PROBATES IN TEXAS Join Estate and Probate Attorney, Shannon Willis of Willis Law Firm, in a discussion of the different types of probates in Texas. Learn about alternatives to probate in Texas, and why dying without a will makes the process more costly and burdensome for your loved ones. Sign-up is required. Monday, 10/23, 10:00 am


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 8:00 am Walking 9:30 am Core 30 10:15 am BBB EX. 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 1pm Billiards 1pm Mah Jongg Lessons 4pm Yoga 5pm Chair Yoga

TUESDAY 8:00 am Walking 9:00 am– Personal 12:00 pm Training 9:00 am Aquacise 10:15 am Yo-Lates 12:30 pm Duplicate Bridge 1pm Knit Wits

WEDNESDAY 9am Walking 1pm Billiards 5:15pm Circuit

THURSDAY 9 am Walking 10:45 am Line Dancing 12:30 pm Contract Bridge 1pm Arts & Crafts 1pm Billiards 5pm Yoga

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

8 am Walking 9 am Cards 9 am Aquacise 10 am Bingo 12 pm Pinochle 1 pm Billiards 1 pm Ping Pong 1 pm Writing

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

October 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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7

10:00 am– Keller Williams 12:00 pm Workshop 3:30 pm

Trivial Pursuit

6:00 pm

Nia

9

Center closed for In-service Day

16 10:00 am Life Insurance 3:30 pm

Trivial Pursuit

6:00 pm

Nia

10:00 am Probate in Texas Zumba

3:00 pm

Cut-ups /Scrapbook

6:30 pm

Bingo w/River Oaks

10 10:00 am Texas Hold ’em Lesson

9:00 am– Flu Clinic 12:00 pm

17 10:00 am Horticulture Therapy Class

24 10:00 am Advisory Committee Meeting

9:00 am– State Fair 4:00 pm

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1:00 pm

5:00 pm– Supper Club 9:00 pm Sherlock’s Pub

23 6:00 pm

11:30 am Medicare 101

12 1:00pm

11:00 am Online Registration 1:00 pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00 pm

Nia

31 10:00am Advisory Committee Meeting

Arts & Crafts

11:00 am– Cooking Class w/ 1:30 pm Brulee Chef Services

14 10:00 am– 50 & Forward 1:00pm Expo 10:00 am Planned Giving

18 11:30 am Savvy Saving Senior

Zumba

13

Texas Hold ’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

19 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

20 9:15am

Breakfast Bingo

21 9:30 am

Zumba

1:00 pm– Card Making 3:00 pm

11:30 am Twisted Fairy Tales Play

3:00 pm

4:30 pm

Everyone Has a Story

25 11:30 am Birthday Potluck “Halloween”

26 10:00 am– Historic Downtown 3:00 pm Weatherford 1:00 pm

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9:30 am

Arts & Crafts

Bingo & Game Night

27 Bingo begins at 9:15 am

28 9:30 am

Nia


F A R M E R S

B R A N C H

October 2017

Senior Center Programs

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Cookout and Financial Workshop Thursday, October 19, 10:30 am, No Fee, Registration required Are you confident your retirement savings will last as long as The Farmers Branch Senior Center is open to anyone WE NEED TO KNOW YOU’RE COMING! you do? Average life expectancy for retirees have continued 50 years of age or better. There is no membership to rise and a 30+ year retirement is becoming more comDon’t get left out! Be sure to register for classes fee or residency requirement, but you are required mon. Come enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs and all the fixings and programs you are interested in before they to complete registration information yearly and with the Steelmans of United Financial Services. Get your scan your card with each visit. fill up or are canceled because we didn’t know financial questions and concerns addressed and answered. you were coming. Register at the front desk. Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Arts & Crafts Registration Required; Space limited 972-919-8740 Thursday, October 19, 1 pm, No Fee, Registration required Art Group Stop by the front desk and pick up your ticket to play in this Special Events Mondays, 2 pm, No Fee, Instructor: Jesse Alvarado monthly poker tournament. First and second places and one Monthly Breakfast Doesn’t matter what art medium you’re into, bring high hand receive a prize. Monday, October 2, 8:15 am, Fee: $2 your art projects to this weekly group for instruction, Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee AARP Smart Driver Course inspiration and fellowship. Come meet old friends or make new ones at the monthly Thursday, October 26, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Beaded Sun Catchers breakfast. Our Senior Advisory Board prepares and serves Fee: AARP members $15, Non Members $20 Friday, October 6, 1 pm, Fee: $12 - $15 a great menu for your enjoyment. Entertainment features Rock & Mineral Club Instructor: Carol Slawson the Dallas Low Brass. Pick from an assortment of patterns and create a beautiful Birthday Lunch and Daytime, Citywide Town Hall Meeting Thursday, October 26, 10 am Join us each month for rock talks and sharing of our sun catcher for your window. Great for gift giving too. Wednesday, October 18, Noon treasures and experiences. Call for more information. Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month. Beginner Greeting Card Class Conversations in Neglected History Come enjoy Beef Stew and help celebrate this month’s Tuesday, October 10, 10 am Fridays at 9:30 am birthdays. Cake sponsor: Brookdale Assisted Living in Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee: $8 Join this weekly class that explores past events and topics Farmers Branch and gifts by United Financial Services. New to scrapbooking and making greeting cards? and discovers new ways of viewing history. Special guest A Citywide, Town Hall meeting will be held from 1 - 3 pm Learn the basics in this hands-on class and expand your speaker and book author, Dr. Richard McCaslin from UNT following the birthday lunch. skill, explore new techniques while making great cards. will speak October 27: Texas & the White House. Craft Fair Advanced Greeting Card Class Saturday, October 21. 9 am - 4 pm November Trips Tuesday, October 10, 1 pm No Admission Fee, Concessions available for purchase. Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 Shop ‘til you drop at our annual Craft Fair. Over 100 artists Resident registration: October 6, noon; Open registration: October 13, noon More advanced techniques are presented and practiced and crafters will be selling their hand-made treasures. Waco in a Day while making several beautiful cards. Prerequisite: The first 100 shoppers will receive a custom shopping bag. Friday, November 3, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm $20 Extended Walking

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Beginning Greeting Card Class or the equivalent. Intermediate Polymer Clay Tuesday, October 24, 9 am - noon Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $5 Create beautiful jewelry and learn to work with this versatile clay. Check out the display cabinet for project samples.

Special Interests

Beginning Mah Jongg Lessons Tuesdays 10 am, Starts October 3, No Fee Alzheimer’s Support Group Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 pm, No Fee Support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer’s. Computers Registration Required; Space limited Pole Walking All Ages Welcome! Wednesdays, through October 25, 8 - 9:30 am Internet and Email Basics Instructor Jennifer Stone, No Fee Mondays and Wednesdays October 9 - 18, 2 - 4:30 pm Let’s gets moving & grooving every week at the Farmers Instructor: Linda Eakle, Fee: $20 Branch Park, located next to the Senior Center, 13985 Dennis Lane. Easy-to-learn! Poles are available to use. If you are new to the web or are looking to improve your internet skills, this course has you covered. Preserving Your Memories and Heritage in the Digital World Thursdays, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Starts in October, Registration required Excel Level I 2016 Instructor: Brent Parrott, No Fee Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 10 - 19, 2 - 4 pm Learn to preserve your life story through documents, Instructor: Doug Mahlum, Fee: $20 Develop a solid grasp of the basics of Excel and learn to per- pictures, videos, and music in a digital workbook. Music Group form calculations, modify and format worksheets and more. Thursdays, 9 - 10 am, Starts in October, Registration required “Tech It” To The Next Level Instructor: Brent Parrott, No Fee Saturday, October 14, 1:30 - 2:30 pm No Fee Join others who love music and learn how to convert music Bring your mobile device to the Center and let our power from albums and cassettes to digital music and share. users help answer your technology questions. Monthly Blood Pressure Checks by BrightStar Care Monday, October 9, 8:30 - 10 am, No Fee MS Word I 2016 Mondays & Wednesdays, October 23 - November 1, 2-4:30 pm Random Acts of Kindness: Sponsoring Metrocrest Services Thursday, October 12, 10 am, No Fee Instructor: Linda Eakle, Fee: $20 We are making treat bags for the children who are served Learn; formatting, editing, document spacing, margins, by Metrocrest Services. Please bring individually wrapped page numbering and saving a document and produce snacks and small toys before October 12. professional-looking documents. Healthy Happy Hour: Diet and the Cancer Connection Nextdoor Friday, October 13, 10 am Tuesday, October 24, 2 - 4 pm Texas A&M Agrilife Series, No Fee Instructor: Leah Trebert, Fee: $13 80 Upper Club Learn the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk Saturday, October 14, 1:30 pm, No Fee online to help build happier, safer places to call home. If you’re 80 years of age or older, come join this fun, active Let’s Google group that meets monthly. Friday, October 27, 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Fee: $5 Gardening: Succulent Pumpkins You have heard it before: “Go Google it!” Did you know Wednesday, October 18, 10 am, No Fee that this amazing free search engine has apps for sharing Speaker: Rosanne Ferguson, Master Gardener, No Fee and collaborating online? Come 30 minutes early if you Learn to create a beautiful fall centerpiece for yourself or give as a hostess gift that will last for months. need assistance creating a Google account.

Prepare for a full day as we visit the Heritage Village, Texas Ranger Museum, Silos of HGTV fame, Dr Pepper Museum Bring money for lunch, shopping and souvenirs. Shopping Trip to the Allen Outlet Mall Friday, November 10, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm $5 Extended Walking Holiday shopping without the hustle and bustle of driving, parking and crowds. Cruisin’ Cuisine Thursday, November 16, 11 am - 2 pm Fee:$4 Limited Walking Christmas Light Tour Thursday, November 30, 6 - 10 pm $10 Tour of Farmers Branch, Addison, and Grapevine from the comfort of a chartered bus. We’ll stop at the Gaylord to eat, browse or shop.

October Trips Check at the front desk for seat availability on these previously posted trips or by calling 972-919-8740. Vetro Glass Blowing Demonstration in Grapevine

Thursday, October 5, 9:30 am - 2 pm Fee: $8 Extended Walking Watch demonstrations of glass blowing, then enjoy lunch and browsing before heading home. Let’s Go Crazy in Mineral Wells  Saturday, October 7, 9 am - 5 pm Fee: $25 Extended Walking Let’s adventure to the town of Mineral Wells and their Crazy Water and see the mineral well that started it all. Then drive past the famous, now closed Baker Hotel. Lunch on your own downtown at the Brazos Market. A real treat is the Washing Machine Museum, strangely called “Laumdronat”, you will see old washing machines and rub boards. On the way home, we stop at Chandor Gardens in Weatherford for a tour. Last, but not least, your host will provide each participant with a bottle of Smart Water, just in case you drank too much of the Crazy Water. Cruisin’ Cuisine Thursday, October 19, 11 am - 2 pm Fee:$4 Limited Walking Enjoy lunch out with friends at different restaurants throughout the Metroplex each month. Fall in the Dallas Arboretum Friday, October 27 10 am - 3 pm Fee: $15 Extended Walking Enjoy the cooler weather with an explosion of blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. See The Pumpkin Patch with thousands of pumpkins, designed in houses, mazes, hills and more. Lunch is on your own either at the Arboretum restaurants and stands or you can bring your own.

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Senior Center

14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch TX 75234 www.fbseniorcenter.com | 972.919.8740


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Monthly Breakfast Stretch & Strength Billiards Thinkabilities Duplicate Bridge Beginning Clogging Shared Moments Mah Jongg Art Group Computer Basics II Dance - Swingin’ Country

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8:15 am Stretch & Strength 8:30-10amBP & Glucose Check 9:00 am Billiards 9:15 am Thinkabilities 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge 10:00 am Beginning Clogging 10:15 am Shared Moments 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 2:00 pm Art Group 2:00 pm Internet & Email 7:00 pm Dance - Jim Baker Ballroom

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga/Cribbage 10:00 am Beginner Greeting Cards 10:00 am Intermediate Bridge 10:00 am Strong & Balanced 10:00 am Beginning Mah Jongg 11:00 am Chair Volleyball-Open 12:30 pm Party Bridge/Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Lo Begin Line Dance 1:00 pm Advanced Greeting Cards 2:00 pm Hi Begin Line Dance 2:00 pm Excel Level I 3:00 pm Stretch & Flex 5-8 pm Craft Group

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Stretch & Strength Billiards Thinkabilities Duplicate Bridge Beginning Clogging Shared Moments Mah Jongg Art Group MS Word I Dance - Southern Pride Country

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Power Walking Yoga/Cribbage Intermediate Bridge Strong & Balanced Beginning Mah Jongg Chair Volleyball-Open Party Bridge/Mah Jongg Lo Begin Line Dance Hi Begin Line Dance Excel Level I Stretch & Flex Craft Group Square Dance

Power Walking Yoga/Cribbage Inter. Polymer Clay Genealogy Trip Intermediate Bridge Beginning Mah Jongg Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open Party Bridge/Mah Jongg NextDoor Lo Begin Line Dance Hi Begin Line Dance Stretch & Flex Craft Group

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Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Intermediate Line Dancing 10:00 am Cookin’ Group 10:30 am Duplicate Bridge 1:00 pm BINGO 2:00 pm Internet & Email 2:30 pm Table Tennis 6:00 pm Exercise Class 7:00 pm No Line Dancing 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am

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Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Intermediate Line Dancing 10:00 am Gardening Talk 12:00 pm Birthday Lunch 1:00 pm Town Hall Meeting 1:00 pm BINGO 2:00 pm Internet & Email 2:30 pm No Table Tennis 6:00 pm Not Your Mama’s Exercise Class 7:00 pm Begin Line Dancing 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga/Cribbage 10:00 am Intermediate Bridge 10:00 am Strong & Balanced 10:00 am Beginning Mah Jongg 11:00 am Chair Volleyball-Open 12:30 pm Party Bridge 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Lo Begin Line Dance 2:00 pm Hi Begin Line Dance 3:00 pm Stretch & Flex 5-8 pm Craft Group 5:30 pm Square Dance

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Pole Walking Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing Duplicate Bridge BINGO MS Word I Table Tennis Exercise Class Begin Line Dancing

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B 12 Shots Billiards Music Group Vetro Glass Trip Beginning Bridge Chair Volleyball Team Practice Preserve Memories Instructional Quilting

Squares Game Strong & Balanced

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9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Volleyball Practice 10:00 am Random Acts 10:15 am Preserve Memories 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:00 pm Excel Level I 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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Billiards Music Group Beginning Bridge Volleyball Practice Preserve Memories

Cookout Financial Talk

Cruisin’ Cuisine Trip

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Quilting Group 12:00 pm Resident Trip Regis-

9:00 am Let’s Go Crazy in Mineral Wells Trip 1-5 pm

Center Hours

tration for November 1:00 pm Table Games and Open Recreation 1:00 pm Beaded Sun Catcher

1:00 pm Table Games 2:30 pm Table Tennis

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Diet & Cancer Talk 10:00 am Quilting Group 12:00 pm Open Trip Registra-

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1-9:30 pm Center Hours 1:00 pm Table Games and Open Recreation

1:00 pm Table Games 2:30 pm Table Tennis

1:30 pm 80 Upper Club 1:30 pm “Tech It” to the Next Level 7:00 pm BINGO 7:00 pm Square Dancing

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The Senior Center is CLOSED Join us at the

The Center is closed for Craft Fair set up.

Instructional Quilting

Texas Hold ’em Squares Game Excel Level I Strong & Balanced

8:30 am AARP Smart Driver 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Volleyball Practice 10:00 am Rock Club 10:15 am Preserve Memories 11:00 am Cruisin’ Cuisine 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:30 pm Squares Game 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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CRAFT FAIR 9 am - 4 pm

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History Texas and the White House 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Fall in the Dallas Arboretum Trip 10:00 am Quilting Group 2:30 pm Table Tennis 3:30 pm Let’s Google

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OCT 20 & 21, 2017 FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS HISTORICAL PARK

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1-9:30 pm Center Hours 1:00 pm

Table Games and Open Recreation

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BINGO

7:00 pm

Square Dancing

FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday 4:30 - 10 pm Saturday 11:30 am - 10 pm

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester Del McCoury Band | Balsam Range Sister Sadie | Texas & Tennessee bloominbluegrass.com

SENIOR CENTER HOURS Monday - Wednesday

8 am - 8:45 pm

Thursday & Friday

8 am - 5 pm

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays

1 - 5 pm

2nd & 4th Saturdays

1 - 9:30 pm

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE 7 - 9:20 p.m. Fee: $5

October 2 October 9 October 16 October 23 October 30

Swingin’ Country Jim Baker J.C. Tippett Dave Alexander Southern Pride

Country Ballroom Country Ballroom Country


September/October 2017

Metrocrest Senior News

This year’s Metrocrest Police Food Face Off winner is Farmers Branch Police Department—between all 4 cities, Carrollton, Coppell, Addison, and Farmers Branch they collected over 2,077 food pantry items for Metrocrest Services.

The NOT So Primetime Actors recently did a special performance in commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the 80 Up Club at the Farmers Branch Senior Center.

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

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L–R: Tracy Eubanks (Metrocrest Services CEO), Dr. Bobby Burns (CFB-ISD Superintendent), and Charles B. Heath (Metrocrest Hospital Authority CEO) visit the Metrocrest Services Back to School Extravaganza.

Halliburton staff collected over 1,200 school supplies and backpacks for Metrocrest Services back to school distribution event. Photographed centered is Jane Clark, Halliburton Executive Assistant, and Brittni Coe, Metrocrest Volunteer Manager.


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