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November/December 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

Jamie Robertson, Chair Susan Watson, Past Chair Beccy Ratliff, Secretary Richard Fleming, Treasurer 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 Wes Mays, 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

LAST PRINT ISSUE

The pages of Senior News are a place to discover such things as the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or how to avoid scams targeting seniors, all while waiting for Breakfast Bingo to begin. If you’re an avid reader of Senior News—chances are you didn’t miss Game Night last week or never would have discovered Line Dancing, without it, you might have never known that medication changes your taste buds but with the help of certain herbs and spices it enhances the flavors of your meals. The aim of Senior News has always been to provide readers with senior related-news and daily activities submitted by area Senior Centers. We all understand that being social enhances your quality of life. However due to increased postage and printing costs the Senior News printed edition is being discontinued. This is the last print issue of Senior News. This decision will allow us to increase the funds needed to sustain senior programs that are vital to our aging community. Wouldn’t you rather know that Lydia, a senior adult who needs dialysis three times a week but lacks transportation, has reliable access to get there through our Transportation Program? Or that Luis, who is unable

to cook or drive, receives prepared meals delivered to his front doorstep by a volunteer who also provides a wellness check. Such services are important to them and their caregivers. With Senior News online, we’ll be able to update calendar events with fullcolor photos and also link relevant resources from the web. This online format, which is similar to what you see now, will still include social events and drop-in activities from the Carrollton, Coppell, and Farmers Branch Senior Centers. Beginning January 2018, Senior News will only be available online at www. metrocrestservices.org (click the blue Service tab, then Senior Services) to reduce printing and postage costs and channel those resources to assist seniors. At metrocrestservices.org you will be able to view, print, and share calendar information from area Senior Centers.

Below are the links where you can also access area Senior Center calendar information: Carrollton Senior Center “Sampler” www.cityofcarrollton.com/seniorcenter More info about Carrollton Senior Center please call (972) 466-4850 or visit 1720 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006 Coppell Senior & Community Center “CSC Happenings” www.coppelltx.gov/seniors More info about Coppell Senior & Community Center please call (972) 462-5136 or visit 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell, TX 75019 Farmers Branch Senior Center www.fbseniorcenter.com More info about Farmers Branch Senior Center please call (972) 9198740 or visit 14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 For questions, comments, or concerns please contact Metrocrest Services at 972.446.2102 or email info@metrocrestservices.org.

Metrocrest Services celebrated the power of volunteerism by honoring eight individuals and groups dedicated to community involvement at the 5th Annual Seasons of Service Luncheon on October 16th. These individuals have made a significate difference in the lives of those in our community through their volunteer efforts. Congratulations to 2017’s Honorees: Beal Bank, J. Reneé Group, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Tom Holden, Marilyn Horton, Paula Jandura, Louis McGee, and MONI Smart Security. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, the Rotary Clubs of Addison, Addison Midday, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Coppell, and Farmers Branch. Linda-ad-approved-2nd-version-outlines.indd 1

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Metrocrest Services

Local Resource in a Time of Need As we move into a digital format, we would like you to always remember Metrocrest Services when choosing a charity group to support. In a time of need, Metrocrest Services is here to help. We offer crisis-aid programs that assist individuals, families, and seniors living in Carrollton, Coppell, Addison, Farmers Branch, and Dallas in Denton County. We take pride in helping our clients who are coping with crisis situations ranging from helping stabilize their lives through our food pantry, financial coaching, and rent and utility bill assistance. You yourself may use our Transportation Program which provides rides to medical appointments for seniors and adults with disabilities. With this in mind, we appeal to you to change someone’s life and give to Metrocrest Services enabling us to carry out the message of lifting our neighbors to a self-sufficient and independent community. We are committed to building a stronger community together. Your contribution will go a long way in helping individuals like eighty-six year old Bill, who after walking with a cane, lowered his muscle tone and as a result had to have grab bars installed by Metrocrest Services. According to Bill these grab bars are “helpful when getting in and out of the shower, which once felt like a chore.” Although this may seem like a simple project, believe us, it safeguards the future of people like Bill who now can continue living

independently in his home. Similarly, after a stroke left him disabled and on a wheelchair, Karl has been fighting to regain his independence ever since. Nonetheless, weekly visits to the food pantry ensure that he and 500 other individuals like him have nutritious meals on the table. It’s stories like Karl’s that we are reminded how devastating hunger and crisis can be and what great things can be done when we work together. We trust that you will choose to make a difference in our community which could mean the world to someone in a crisis. Kindly use the giving envelope that is available in this issue, to mail in your gift or consider making a secure donation online at www. metrocrestservices.org. In the words of Mother Teresa, one of the greatest humanitarians, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”—and today your contribution can feed more than just one person.

Closed for the Holidays Metrocrest Services

Metrocrest Resale

November 23–25 December 23–26 & January 1

November 23 December 25–26 & January 1

Have You Had the Conversation? Elder Care Consultants of Texas presents “The Conversation Project” which is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves. We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected. If you’re ready to join us, we ask you: Have you had the conversation? Seats are limited—call to reserve your spot:

Friday, December 15 2:00pm–3:00pm Evergreen at Farmers Branch 11701 Mira Lago Blvd, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 972.406.2700

Monday, December 18 11:00am–12:00pm Villas on Raiford 1100 Raiford Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007 972.245.0010

Tuesday, December 19 2:00pm–3:00pm Evergreen at Arbor Hills 2314 Parker Rd, Carrollton, TX 75010 972.492.2500


F A R M E R S

B R A N C H

Senior Center Programs Membership The Farmers Branch Senior Center is open to anyone 50 years of age or better. There is no membership fee or residency requirement, but you are required to complete registration information yearly, obtain a membership card and scan your card with each visit. Crafts Registration Required; Space limited Beginner Greeting Cards Tuesday, November 14, 10 am Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee: $8 For those new to card making or who have basic skills. Advanced Greeting Cards Tuesday, November 14, 1 pm Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 Prerequisite: Beginner Card Class or equivalent.

Computers Registration Required; Space Limited

Excel ADVANCED 2016 Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 7 - 16, 2 - 4 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, Fee: $20 Students will advance further with this course. The class will include lessons on advanced formulas, analyzing data with Logical and Lookup Functions, charts, pivot tables, and much more. Limited seating available to those who already have a solid foundation in Excel. Computer Basics I Mondays and Wednesdays, November 13 - 22, 9 - 11:30 am Instructor: Linda Eakle, Fee: $20 This course using Windows 7 Operating System introduces you to the basics of computing and provides extensive practice using the mouse and keyboard. It is intended for those with minimal or no computer experience or as a refresher class if you are unsure of your skills. Major Scams Exposed Friday, November 17, 3:30 - 4:45 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, No Fee Statistics show that scams happen more often than you may think. This course will focus on healthcare scams, charity fraud, imposter scams, identity theft, just to name a few. Computer Basics II Mon and Wed, November 27 - December 6, 9 - 11:30 am Instructor: Linda Eakle, Fee: $20 Where did I save that document? Where did that email go? If you ever have those questions, this class is for you! You will learn to organize your files including both documents and photos so you can easily retrieve them. Learn how programs and other information is organized on your computer.

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Special Notice No Exercise Classes November 3, 9, 10, and 22. The multi-purpose room will be closed November 9 & 10 for the Veterans Day celebration. No Birthday Lunch on November 15 due to the Thanksgiving Luncheon. November birthdays will be celebrated December 20 at noon. No Garden Group, Rock Club and AARP Smart Driver Course this month. The Senior Center will be closed November 23 & 24 in observance of Thanksgivng. Spud and Show: The Horse Whisperer Tuesday, November 28, 11:30 am, Fee: $2 Come enjoy a baked potato and the movie, staring Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sam Neill. The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl’s equally injured horse. Purchase movie ticket before November 22. Dessert Sponsor: Acadia Estates Assisted Living & Memory Care.

Special Interests

November 2017

Exercising for Brain Function Thursday, November 2, 1 pm, For all levels Instructor: Rotha Crump, No Fee, Registration required Interactive class on neuroplasticity and neurogenesis and how these principles can improve brain function through exercise. Experience functional movement, mental movement and flexibility for brain function. Glucose Screening with Medico M.D. Monday, November 6, 8:15 - 10 am No Fee Preserving Your Memories and Heritage in the Digital World Thursdays through 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, through 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. Random Acts of Kindness: Sweats for Vets Thursday, November 9, 10 am, No Fee Please bring sweat shirts, sweat pants, socks, hats and Special Events gloves by November 9 for homeless Vets. Monthly Breakfast Monday, November 6, 8:15 am, No Fee Blood Pressure Checks by BrightStar Care Valwood Animal Hospital will sponsor this month’s breakMonday, November 13, 8:30 - 9:30 am, No Fee fast. Come meet Dr. Hageny and enjoy breakfast on them! Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee Thursday, November 16, 1 pm Registration required Entertainment: Four Hoarsemen-Singers from the Christ Snacks sponsored by Acadia Estates Assisted Living & United Methodist Church. Memory Care. Veterans Day Ceremony Conversations in Neglected History Friday, November 10, 10:30 am Fridays at 9:30 am, No Fee Join us at the Senior Center in honoring our nation’s Join this weekly class that explores past events and discovveterans during our annual Veterans Day Celebration. Enjoy ers new ways of viewing history. Dr. Richard McCaslin will a patriotic ceremony, great entertainment with the Victory speak November 17: American First Ladies. Belles and an All-American hot dog lunch! Admission is free. Eat Smart for Cancer Prevention: Whole Grain and Fiber Flu Shot Clinic Friday, November 17, 10 am Monday, November 13, 9 - 11 am Learn the importance of diet in lowering the risk of certain Dallas County Health Department will be here to provide flu types of cancer, focusing on increasing whole grain shots. Be sure to bring your Medicare or insurance card. consumption with Texas A&M Agrilife’s, Brittany Martin. Thanksgiving Lunch Wednesday, November 15, Noon, Ticket $8 80 Upper Club Let us count our many blessings and enjoy a full Saturday, November 11, 1:30 pm, No Fee Thanksgiving meal together here at the Senior Center. If you’re 80 years of age or older, join this fun, active group Entertainment will feature international entertainer, Richard that meets monthly. They have great refreshments too! Barry. Registration for Farmers Branch residents only until Genealogy Trip to the Dallas Library October 31, then it’s open to all until tickets are sold out. Tuesday, November 28, 9:30 am - 3 pm, $1 Transportation Fee *November birthdays will be celebrated at the December lunch.

November Trips

Check for seat availability on these previously posted trips: 972-919-8740. Waco in a Day Friday, November 3, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Fee: $20 Prepare for a full day as we travel by chartered bus to the Heritage Village for a visit to times gone by, with blacksmithing, weaving, pottery and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an amazing lunch there, on your own, before visiting the Texas Ranger Museum. We’ll also stop by the Magnolia Silos of HGTV’s famous “Fixer Uppers” then on to the Dr Pepper Museum for a drink or float before heading home. Shopping Trip to the Allen Outlet Mall Monday, November 6, 10 am - 4 pm, Fee: $5 It’s time for our annual trip to Allen for holiday shopping without the traffic or hustle and bustle of driving, parking and fighting the crowds. Lunch on your own. Cruisin’ Cuisine goes to Tierney’s in Lewisville Thursday, November 16, 11 am - 2 pm, Fee: $4 This home cooking restaurant with homemade pies is sure to please. Lunch is on your own. Christmas Light Tour Thursday, November 30, 6 - 10 pm, Fee: $10 Don’t miss this Christmas Light Tour of Farmers Branch, Addison, and Grapevine. Climb aboard the chartered bus as we tour local lights ending up in Grapevine at the Christmas Capital of Texas, where you can eat, browse or shop at your leisure.

December Trips

Resident registration starts November 3 at noon. Open registration starts November 10 at noon. It’s A Wonderful Life at 1:30 Theatre Friday, December 1, 11 am - 4:30 pm, Fee: $17 The talented group of actors at the Bath House Cultural Center always bring their best in performance. B.J. McClelland returns performing multiple roles in this comedic performance. This production is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption that you want to witness over and over again. Lunch on your own at the Highland Park Cafeteria before the 1:30 matinee. White Christmas at Fair Park Music Hall  Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 - 10:30 pm, Fee: $65 As warming as apple pie, and festive as a truck full of Elves, this uplifting story and beloved songs of Bing Crosby’s movie, White Christmas, have been enjoyed by families for generations. Now, you can continue the timeless tradition with your family at this glorious and exciting live production! The Texas Tenors at Arlington Music Hall  Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm Fee: $70, Limited Walking Don’t miss the only performance in the DFW area of this amazing group of singers. The Texas Tenors are a 3-time Emmy Award winning classical crossover trio. Their Deep in the Heart of Texas show is a heart-warming and inspirational concert. Cruisin’ Cuisine  Thursday, December 21, 11 am - 2 pm Fee: $4  Limited Walking  Enjoy lunch out with friends at different restaurants throughout the Metroplex each month. Contact the front desk for availability and the choice of restaurant each month: at 972-919-8740. 

“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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9:00 am Billiards Begin Table Tennis 9:00 am Music Group Dulcimer Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge Five Crown 10:00 am Random Acts of Kindness Group Inter. Line Dancing Cookin’ Club 10:00 am No Chair Volleyball BINGO 10:15 am Preserve Memories Table Tennis 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting Not Your Mama’s 1:30 pm Squares Game Exercise Class 2:00 pm Excel Advanced 2016 3:00 pm No Strong &

8:30-10am Blood Pressure Checks 9 - 11 am Flu Shot Clinic 9:00 am Billiards 9:15 am Thinkabilities 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge 10:15 am Shared Moments 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 2:00 pm Art Group 7:00 pm Dance -Jim Baker Ballroom

Power Walking 9:00 am No Table Tennis Yoga/Cribbage 10:00 am Dulcimer Group Beginner Greeting Card 10:00 am Five Crown Intermediate Bridge 10:00 am No Intermediate Strong & Balanced Line Dancing Chair Volleyball-Open Fitness Orientation 12:00 pm Thanksgiving Lunch Party Bridge/Mah Jongg Lo Begin Line Dance 12:00 pm Duplicate Bridge Advanced Greeting Cards 1:00 pm BINGO Hi Begin Line Dance 2:30 pm Table Tennis Excel Advanced 2016 6:00 pm Exercise Class Stretch & Flex 7:00 pm Begin Line Dancing Craft Group

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Ceremony

12:00 pm Open Registration 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

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Table Games Table Tennis

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Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing BINGO Table Tennis No Exercise Class

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Billiards Music Group Beginning Bridge Chair Volleyball Team Practice 10:15 am Preserve Memories 11:00 am Cruisin’ Cuisine goes to Tierney’s 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:00 pm Excel Advanced 2016 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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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

Begin Table Tennis Computer Basics II Dulcimer Group Five Crown Inter. Line Dancing BINGO Table Tennis Not Your Mama’s Exercise Class

80 Upper Club

7:00 pm

BINGO

7:00 pm

Square Dancing Center Hours Table Games and Open Recreation

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1-9:30 pm Center Hours

Happy Thanksgiving THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED

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Table Games and Open Recreation

1:30 pm

1-5 pm 8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga 9:30 am Neglected History: 1:00 pm American First Ladies 9:30 am Clogging 10:00 am Eat Smart for Cancer Prevention 10:00 am Quilting Group 3:30 pm Major Scams Exposed

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Table Games and Open Recreation

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No AM classes in the muli-purpose room 1:00 pm

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Begin Table Tennis 9-9:30 am B 12 Shots 8:15 am No Power Walking 1-5 pm Dulcimer Group 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am No Yoga Five Crown 9:00 am Music Group 8:30 am Waco in a Day Trip 1:00 pm Inter. Line Dancing 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 9:30 am Neglected History BINGO 10:00 am Chair Volleyball 9:30 am Clogging Table Tennis Team Practice 10:00 am Quilting Group Not Your Mama’s 10:00 am Instructional Quilting 12:00 pm Resident Registration Exercise Class 10:15 am Preserve Memories for December Trips Begin Line Dancing 1:00 pm Brain Function Talk 1:00 pm Table Games 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:30 pm Table Tennis 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

Power Walking Yoga/Cribbage Intermediate Bridge Strong & Balanced Chair Volleyball-Open Fitness Orientation Mah Jongg Party Bridge Lo Begin Line Dance Hi Begin Line Dance Excel Advanced 2016 Stretch & Flex Craft Group Square Dance

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8:15 am Monthly Breakfast 8:15 am 9:00 am 8:15 am Glucose Checks 10:00 am 8:15 am Stretch & Strength 10:00 am 9:00 am Billiards 11:00 am 9:15 am Thinkabilities 11:00 am 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge 11:30 am 12:30 pm 10:00 am Allen Outlet Trip 10:15 am Shared Moments 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 2:00 pm 2:00 pm Art Group 3:00 pm 7:00 pm Dance - Swingin’ 5-8 pm Country 5:30 pm

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THURSDAY

1:00 pm

Table Games and Open Recreation

7:00 pm

BINGO

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Square Dancing

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8:30 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 9:00 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 6:00 pm Christmas Light Trip

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE 7 - 9:20 pm Fee: $5

November 6 November 13 November 20 November 27

Swingin’ Country Jim Baker Solid Country Dave Alexander

Country Ballroom Country Ballroom


Golden Oldies November 2017

Coppell Senior and Community Center

972-462-5136 phone

345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

www.coppelltx.gov

Special Events THANKSGIVING LUNCH Join us for a celebration of Thanksgiving. We’ll have all of the Thanksgiving favorites, with hot cider being served from 10:30 am–11:30 am. Register by 11/11. Wednesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast Bingo

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, 11/15, 1:00–3:00 pm

Circuit Training

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, November 17, 9:15 a.m.

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

Bingo Potluck and Game Night

Zumba

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, November 18, 4:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER BREAKFAST POTLUCK & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Enjoy our November breakfast potluck and birthday celebration. Those with birthdays in November will have a chance to win a gift card. Wednesday, 11/22, 9:30 am

VETERANS DAY LUNCH

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

Join us as we say “thank you” and honor veterans! Participants are encouraged to wear patriotic attire or uniforms. Military items, including pictures, uniforms, and memorabilia, are encouraged to be put on display. Entertainment by Sherrill Douglas. Register by 10/31. Monday, 11/6, 11:30 am

Line Dancing

COPPELL SENIOR CENTER CRAFT FAIR 201

Gaming

Start your Christmas shopping early or find that special gift! Free popcorn to enjoy while you shop will be served from 10 am–12 pm. Kiddy Krafts will be held from 9:30 am–11:30 am for just $2 per child. Ask about becoming a vendor at the front desk. Saturday, 11/18, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

TRIPS DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE • DALLAS Ride along with us and enjoy Dallas Heritage Village, where their mission is to collect, preserve, and teach the history of Dallas and North Central Texas. You’ll enjoy this walk back in time to the one room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and much more. We’ll have lunch at a restaurant of your choice inside the Dallas Farmers Market. Walking intensive. Register by October 30. Cost: $7 Thursday, 11/ 9, 9:30 am–3:30 pm

SUPPER CLUB • KOZY KITCHEN • DALLAS Kozy Kitchen is our destination this month as we try this new restaurant that creates delicious, nutrient rich dishes and strives to provide exceptional foods for the Dallas community. Step out of your comfort zone and give your taste buds an adventure! Register by November 13. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 11/21, 5:00 pm–9:00 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

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

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, 11/17, 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, 11/18, 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, 11/28, 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, 11/6 & 11/20, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Arts & Crafts Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group The Knit Wits are gathering! With over 2,000 handmade baby items donated, and now topping over 30 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

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

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

Gentle Yoga

Scrapbooking Class

Beginner 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

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, 11/1, 3:00 pm

Aquacise

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards

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

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

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, 11/1, 3:00 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 NOVEMBER: GRANNY SQUARE CROCHET CHRISTMAS TREE Calling all EXPERIENCED crocheters—Bring your crochet hook as we continue our foray into textile art creation. We will learn how to crochet a “vintage” granny square Christmas tree; all participants must already know how to crochet! Yarn will be supplied. Sign-up is required. The opportunity exists for your finished tree to be donated, locally. Just let us know! Thursday, 11/2–11/30, 1:00 pm

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, November 27, 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. For more information and session start dates, email Susan at Susan.macgray@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 Dates & Menu FALL PUMPKIN BAKING Pumpkin Popovers with Cranberry Relish Pumpkin Scone with Pumpkin Butter Pumpkin Butter served with Roasted Turkey Breast on a Warm Biscuit Friday, 11/17, 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, 11/15, 3:00pm

Educational LUNCH & LEARN • SLEEP APNEA Dr. Powell will discuss symptoms of sleep apnea and treatment options, including mouth guards, lifestyle modifications, breathing devices, and procedures. Sign-up is required. Presentation by Healthcare Associates of Texas. Wednesday, 11/1, 11:30 am

CAR FIT AAA Texas will have a team of trained technicians to work with each participant to ensure they fit their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. Information and materials on community specific resources to enhance safety as a driver will be provided. A Car Fit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. No appointment needed. Saturday, 11/11, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

SNACK & CHAT • MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT Learn how Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans work and what to look for when choosing a plan. This seminar will combine teaching and games to help you gain a clear understanding of how a Medicare Supplement works. Presentation by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Sign-up is required. Monday, 11/13, 10:00 am

SNACK & CHAT • SOCIAL SECURITY Join this Social Security class to learn the recent changes in Social Security. Come learn what the current state of the Social Security system means for your retirement, strategies to maximize your Social Security benefits, and how to coordinate your Social Security benefits with your spouse. Presentation by The Foundation for Financial Education. Sign-up is required. Saturday, 11/18, 10:00 am

LUNCH & LEARN • LATEST IN AUDIOLOGY Heard it Through the Grapevine Audiology will discuss different types of hearing loss. Learn the ramifications of untreated hearing loss, taking care of ears throughout the years, and the hearing-impaired population. Sign-up is required. Wednesday, 11/29, 11:30 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 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.

November 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

6 11:30 am

Veterans Day Lunch

3:30pm

Trivial Pursuit

6:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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11:30 am

Sleep Apnea

3:00 pm

Cut-ups/Scrapbook

7 10:00 am Texas Hold’em Lesson

8 1:00 pm

Texas Hold’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

13 Medicare Supplement

6:00 pm

Nia

20 3:30 pm

Trivial Pursuit

6:00 pm

Zumba

9:15 am

Breakfast Bingo

27 1:00 pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00 pm

Nia

14 10:00 am

Horticulture Therapy Class

Thanksgiving Lunch

1:00 pm

CENTER CLOSES At NOON

28 10:00 am Advisory Committee Meeting

Breakfast Potluck

29 11:30 am

Latest in Audiology

1:00 pm

11 9:00 am–12:00 pm Car Fit 9:30 am

Arts & Crafts

17 9:15am

Breakfast Bingo

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

22 9:30 am

10

16

3:00 pm Everyone Has a Story

5:00 pm–9:00 pm Supper Club Kozy Kitchen

Zumba

Nia

Arts & Crafts

1:00 pm–3:00 pm Card Making

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9:30 am

9:30 am–3:30pm Dallas Heritage Village

15 11:30 am

Arts & Crafts

9

1:00 pm

Zumba

10:00 am

1:00 pm

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CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

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Arts & Crafts

18 9:00 am–12:00 pm Coppell Craft Fair 10:00 am

Social Security Snack & Chat

4:30 pm

Bingo & Game Night

25 9:30 am

Nia


SAMPLER

November 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

Seniors on Tour

Technology Saturday

Monthly Luncheon

Date changed due to Veterans Day celebration. If you need transportation, the van has room for up to five people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:30 am. Registration required.

Saturday, November 4, 10 am-12 pm, Free One-on-one assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis on any portable device (cell phone, smart phone, tablet, laptop, reader, etc) on any topic accessible via the device (email, Facebook, texting, tweeting, photography, etc).

Thursday, November 16, 11 am, $2/person Our annual pot luck luncheon is back! Sandra cooks the turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls, and you bring the rest. If your last name begins with A-J bring vegetables, K-Q bring a salad, and R-Z a dessert. Registration required by Tuesday, November 14.

Does Medicare Pay for That?

Rider Chiropractic Lunch and Learn: Are you Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired?

Out to Lunch Eggsellent Cafe’ 1016 E. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton Friday, November 17, 11 am, $3/person travel fee

Spotlight on Tuscany Trip Presentation

Tuesday, November 14, 3:15 pm Your adventure begins October 11, 2018 with an overnight flight to the famous resort spa town of Montecatini Terme, Italy. Savory wines, beautiful rolling hills, delicious food and stunning architecture will be yours and you only have to unpack one time! This 9-day trip includes seven breakfasts and three dinners, transportation to the airport, round trip airfare from DFW, hotel, taxes and hotel transfers. A slide show will be presented to give more information about this exciting trip. $3199/double occupancy and $3449/single occupancy if you book before April 12, 2018. Insurance is not mandatory but is recommended and is an additional $290/person.

Classes and Seminars Walgreens Wellness Seminar

Wednesday, November 1, 2:30 pm, Free A Walgreens pharmacist will give helpful hints about skin care and will also be available to answer any questions you might have. Registration required.

Tai Chi

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 am $67.50/Resident, $74.25/Non-resident for 9 sessions $8/person drop-in Break up your busy schedule with the slow pace and gentle movements of Tai Chi. Movements involve fluid motions of arms and legs, coordinated with breathing, and a focus on balance. The stress-relieving, moving meditation uses the minimum effort necessary. As the body relaxes, the mind becomes tranquil, aware, and alert. Wear loose fitting clothing. Exercises are usually done without shoes for better balance. Movements can be done sitting or standing.

Better Balance

Mondays, 10-10:45 am, Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 am $20/person, 10-punch pass $2.50/person, drop-in Maintaining or improving your balance is critical to good health. By strengthening your muscles, working on quickness and coordination, and performing balance exercises, we are striving not only to make the circuits in your brain react faster, but also to develop muscles to aid in fall protection.

Quilting Group

Thursday, November 2 & 9, 11 am-1 pm, Free Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring 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.

Sing-along Group

Friday, November 3 & 17, 11 am-12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.

Wednesday, November 8, 11 am, Free Join June Kim with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cindy Mitchell from Home Watch Caregivers for an informative talk about “How Medicare Works and the Basics of What it Covers.” Registration required.

Medical Nutritional Therapy presented by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging

One-on-one counseling: Tuesday, November 7Thursday, November 9, 9 am-3:30 pm, Group session counseling: Thursday, November 16, 9:30-11:30 am Medical Nutrition Therapy delivers nutritional assessments, one-on-one counseling, and group counseling services by a registered dietician to eligible Medicare beneficiaries. Who is eligible for MNT? Recipients of Medicare part B who have one or more of the follwing conditions: diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and/or kidney transplant within the last three years.

Clear Captions Coffee and Chat

Thursday, November 9, 11 am, Free Please join your local Clear Captions Title IV ADA specialist and learn how you can receive a FREE caption phone if you struggle with hearing loss. Registration required.

Weight Room Orientation

Monday, November 13, 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 class. The class is limited to seven participants and registration is required.

Blue Cross Blue Shield: Medicare Questions?

Tuesday, November 14, 9-10 am, Free June Kim with Blue Cross Blue Shield will be in the lobby to answer any Medicare questions you may have.

Medicare Advantage Plans presented by Thomas Vance

Thursday, November 16, 2 pm, Free A community meeting will be available for you to attend discussing Medicare Advantage plans, specifically United Health Care Advantage Plan for 2018, and the new Medicare co-pays and deductibles. Thom will be able to discuss and answer your questions on Medicare and Advantage Plans.

You Can Paint - Sunset at Big Sur

Thursday, November 16, 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.

Saturday, November 18, 11 am, Free The causes of toxicity and inflammation are all around you. The sugar you eat, the high doses of wrong oils and fats in your diet, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hidden infections all trigger inflammation. The inflamation leads to major chronic diseases of aging. It’s also a major contributor to obesity. Learn about a natural solution to these problems. Registration required by November 15.

Activities B12 shots

Tuesday, November 7, 9:30-10 am, $20/person Cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Book Club

Wednesday, November 8, 10 am, Free The selection for November is House Rules by Jodi Picoult. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, November 8, 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.

Thursday Night Pot Luck

November 9, 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.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance

Wednesday, November 15, 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.

Movie Monday – Paris Can Wait (PG)

November 20, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free Starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin. Anne is at a crossroads in her life and finds herself taking a road trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business partner. The short trip turns into a two-day adventure involving picturesque sights, food and wine which reawakens Anne’s senses and gives her a new lust for life. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Reunion Hispania

Martes, 21 noviembre, a las 3 pm 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.


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 am10:30 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

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

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

Tuesday, November 28,

$ = 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-

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

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

**SPECIAL EVENTS** Veterans Day Celebration

A Carrollton Senior Center membership is required for most

classes and seminars.

November 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

Ceramics

Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am, $30 punch card for 4 classes Students are supplied with clay or are welcome to bring precast pieces to decorate and glaze. Glazes, under glazes, tools, and firing are included in the fee.

6

7

9:30 am B12 Shots

WEDNESDAY 1

2:30 pm - Walgreens Wellness Seminar

8

10 am- Book Club 10:45 am- Hot Dog Wednesday 11 am- Medicare Seminar

THURSDAY 2

FRIDAY 3

11 am- Sing-along Group

11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

11 am11 am5 pm7 pm-

9

10

11 am- Veterans Day Celebration

Quilting Group Coffee & Chat Pot Luck Dance

SATURDAY 4

10 am- Technology Saturday 11 am- Festival at the Switchyard

11

1 pm- Vibes for Vets

14

2:30 pm- Weight Room Orientation

9 am- Blue Cross Blue Shield Seminar 3:15 pm- Trip Presentation

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15

1 pm- Adult Coloring 2:15 pm- Care N Care & Sandra Vance

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21

3 pm- Reunion Hispania

1 pm- Movie Monday Paris Can Wait

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1 pm- Texas Hold’Em No Birthday Bingo

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. November 2 - Doc Gibbs - Variety November 9 - City Lights - Country Western November 16 - DFW Music Makers - Ballroom November 23 - Senior Center closed - Happy Thanksgiving November 30 - High Caliber - Country Western .

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2 pm- Gifts for the Forgotten

Bingo

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9 am- You Can Paint 9:30 am- MNT Group Session 11 am- Monthly Luncheon 2 pm- Medicare Seminar 7 pm- Dance

11 am- Out to Lunch 11 am- Sing-along Group

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Bingo is played every Wednesday at 10:20 am in the Roundup Room. The Madison on Marsh will be providing snacks on November 1 and 15 for you to munch on while you play.

10 am- Photos with Santa at the Perry Museum 11 am- Rider Chiropractic Seminar

Drama Group

Every Wednesday, 2:30-4 pm, Free This amazing group continues to entertain us with their hilarious performance at the Center luncheons. You don’t have to have a particular talent to join, just a good sense of humor and a desire to laugh!

Miss American Pie

On Monday, September 25 Golden Outlook and Care N Care sponsored our first pie bake off. The pies were all homemade and delicious! The judges said the had a difficult time deciding which baker to award first place to. The winner was Marcia Goralczyk with her delicious blueberry pie.

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7 pm- Dance

Friday, November 10, 11 am This is a day to give thanks to our veterans and to remember those who have paid the price to make this great country what it is today. Due to limited seating, registration is limited to veterans and a guest and widows of a veteran and a guest. We will be serving stuffed pork loin, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables and rolls. Dessert will be provided by the office of Kenny Marchant. We’d also like to thank Debra Saxon and Advocacy Strategies LLC. New Horizons Band Dallas will once again be performing a patriotic concert that will inspire all of us who are able to attend. Registration required by November 6.

Gifts for the Forgotten

-------------------Medical Nutrional Therapy Sessions available 9 am-3:30 pm---------------------

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

Care N Care and Sandra Vance

Wednesday, November 15, 2:15 pm, Free Sandra Vance will be providing and informational session and will be available to answer any questions you may have about Medicare.

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2 pm Join us for dessert and coffee to collect gift cards to be given to the often forgotten teens for Christmas. Gift cards from Walmart, Target or Kohl’s are recommended and any dollar amount is appreciated. This collection is being done in conjunction with The Metrocrest Services. Bring a dessert to share. If you are unable to join us gift cards may also be dropped into the suggestion box between November 12 -December 11.

Vibes for Vets

Downtown Carrollton Saturday, November 11, 3-6 pm Join us for an afternoon of music, food, and a tribute to America’s heroes. The New Horizons Band Dallas is a volunteer, nonprofit association with over 65 active members and growing, will perform from 3-4 pm. The Jimmy Lee Jordan band will take the stage from 4-6 pm. Jimmy Lee Jordan is a US Air Force retiree after 20+ years of loyal service. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs.


SAMPLER

December 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

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

You Can Paint - Cowboy Snowman

Thursday, December 14 , 9 am-12 pm Out to Lunch $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident Catfish House $20 supply fee payable to instructor 3108 Old Denton Rd, Carrollton Even if you have never held a paint brush or cannot draw Friday, December 8, 11 am a straight line, you will be amazed at the beautiful painting We are going out for some of the best seafood Carrollton you can create in one inspiring lesson. Beginners learn has to offer! The Catfish House has everything from PoBoys basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective while to catfish to fried shrimp. They also serve a baked tilapia completing a landscape, seascape, or still life in this fun and that is delicious. A menu will be available at the front desk. easy class taught by award-winning Master Artist Robert If you need transportation, the van has room for up to 5 Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes. people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:30 am. Registration required.

Classes and Seminars Tai Chi

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 am $67.50/Resident, $74.25/Non-resident for 9 sessions $8/person drop-in Break up your busy schedule with the slow pace and gentle movements of Tai Chi. Movements involve fluid motions of arms and legs, coordinated with breathing, and a focus on balance. The stress-relieving, moving meditation uses the minimum effort necessary; as the body relaxes, the mind becomes tranquil, aware, and alert. Wear loose fitting clothing. Exercises are usually done without shoes for better balance. Movements can be done sitting or standing.

Better Balance

Mondays, 10-10:45 am, Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 am $20/person, 10-punch pass $2.50/person, drop-in Maintaining or improving your balance is critical to good health. By strengthening your muscles, working on quickness and coordination, and performing balance exercises, we are striving not only to make the circuits in your brain react faster, but also to develop muscles to aid in fall protection.

ABI, Ankle-Brachial Index Testing and Seminar

Tuesday, December 5, 9 am-12:30 pm Ankle-Brachial Index testing will be performed by Remarkable Healthcare from 9-11:30 am with 15 minutes for each testing. At 11:30 am, an informational seminar will be given about ABI screenings and peripheral artery disease. Registration opens on November 1.

Ceramics

Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am, $30 punch card for 4 classes Students are supplied with clay, or are welcome to bring precast pieces to decorate and glaze. Glazes, under glazes, tools, and firing are included in the fee. *(No instructor led classes on December 5, 19, or 26).

AARP Smart Driver Class

Wednesday, December 13, 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.

Activities Drama Group

Every Wednesday, 2:30-4 pm, Free This amazing group continues to entertain us with their hilarious performance at the Center luncheons. You don’t have to have a particular talent to join, just a good sense of humor and a desire to laugh!

Bingo

Every Wednesday, 10:20 am Bingo is played every Wednesday at 10:20 am in the Roundup Room. The Madison on Marsh will be providing snacks on December 6 and 20.

Sing-along Group

Friday, December 1 & 15, 11 am-12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.

B12 Shots

Tuesday, December 5, 9:30-10 am ONLY $20 cash or check, payable to Flu Shots of America for B12 injections.

Quilting Group

Thursday, December 7 & 28, 11 am-1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring 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.

Breakfast Bingo

Friday, December 8, 9 am, Free Bingo, breakfast, and prizes, what could be more fun? Bring a friend to this fun event. Sponsored by Briarview. Registration required by Tuesday, December 5.

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament of Champions

Tuesday, December 12, 1 pm, Free All players who placed at a final table will be notified about the tournament. This month’s game is a Tournament of Champions only and not for open play. Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm. Sponsored by Briarview.

Book Club

Wednesday, December 13, 10 am, Free The selection for December is Trust No One by Paul Cleave. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, December 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.

Thursday Night Pot Luck

December 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 - Maudie (PG-13)

December 18, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Maudie, is based on a true story that involves a romance with the reclusive Everett Lewis and the fragile Maudie who becomes his housekeeper. Maudie yearns to be more independent from her family and even though she has crippled hands she has a surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Reunion Hispania

Martes, 19 diciembre, a las 3 pm 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, December 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, 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, December 21, 11 am, $4/person UpSwing Jazz Orchestra will be entertaining you with a spectacular musical morning you do not want to miss. We are serving a special holiday luncheon of pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, and red velvet cake for dessert. Registration required by Tuesday, December 19. Sponsored by Briarview.

SAC

This year has gone by so quickly. In fact, before you know it Christmas will have come and gone again. Please take a moment to reflect on everything we have done this year that has made us better people. One thing that we have done and are continuing to do is collect Box Tops for Education and distribute them to the elementary schools. Your box top donations help supply the necessary tools for our local students. The Senior Advisory Council started collecting supplies for the VA hospital. There was a list of items posted on the red container near the coffee area. The last day for the collection was Thursday, November 9. Metrocrest Social Services has thanked us for the toys that are always so generously donated, but there is a definite need for gift cards for teens. A group of seniors got together on November 29 for coffee, dessert, and to collect gift cards. We will be preparing small bags of candy for the Heritage Gardens Nursing Home for Christmas treats for the residents. More information on this event will be coming soon.


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

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

TUESDAY 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 am10:20 am10:30 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

THURSDAY

Walking Aerobics/$ Dominoes Tai Chi/$ Bingo/$ Better Balance 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

$ = fee applies

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

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

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

December 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY 1

11 am- Sing-along 6 pm- An Old Fashioned Christmas at AW Perry Museum

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1 pm- Movie Monday Maudie

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Facility Closed

Thursday Night Dance

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9 am- ABI Testing & Seminar 9:30 am- B12 Shots

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1 pm- Texas Hold’em Tournament of Champions

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3 pm- Reunion Hispania

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No Birthday Bingo

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

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1 pm- Adult Coloring

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8:30 am- Santa on the Square Downtown Carrollton

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11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

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9 am- You Can Paint 5 pm- Pot Luck 7 pm- Dance

11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

9 am- Breakfast Bingo 11 am- Out to Lunch

11 am- Sing-along

An Old-Fashioned Christmas at AW Perry Museum

1509 N Perry Road Friday, December 1, 6-8:30 pm Bring the whole family to this popular celebration. Victorian carolers and Santa Claus will be spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy cookies, ornament crafts, and merry making at this annual event to welcome the season! Tour the historic 1909 Perry Home to see the festive decorations. Informal tours available throughout the evening. For more information, visit www.cityofcarrollton.com/ museum.

3rd Annual Santa on the Square

Downtown Carrollton Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am-4 pm Grab your stockings and Santa hats for this Festive Kid’s Fun Run! The Kid’s Fun Run will have your little ones running with glee as they chase Santa through the streets of Downtown Carrollton. Parents are encouraged and welcome to participate in the Kid’s Fun Run with their registered child. Stick around for our FREE event which includes a free 4x6” picture with Santa inside the gazebo. Take your own picture at one of our many photo ops with live reindeer, a 16’ decorated tree, and inside a giant 15’ snow globe! For more information, visit city of carrollton.com/downtown.

This will be the final printed edition of The Metrocrest Services Senior News. The Senior Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be announced. News will continue to be available online at December 7 - Doc Gibbs,Variety December 14 - City Lights, Country Western www.metrocrestservices.org. To continue to view December 21 - DFW Music Makers, Ballroom December 28 - High Caliber, Country Western the Carrollton Senior Sampler online edition, visit cityofcarrollton.com/senior-center or pick one up FREE monthly E-newsletter! at the Carrollton Senior Center. . Sign up at metrocrestservices.org or for free copy delivered by US mail, call 972-242-4464. Dance lesson begins at 6:05 pm Dance begins at 7 pm, $5/person


Golden Oldies December 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

Material Girls

Come celebrate the Holiday with us! Food will be catered and entertainment provided at this annual event. Advance registration required for lunch count—deadline is November 23. Wednesday, 12/6, 11:30 a.m.

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

New Year’s Celebration

Yo-Lates

Bring in the new year a little early with lunch at the Center. Countdown begins at 11:59 a.m. Coppell Community Chorale at noon. Advance registration required for lunch count. Deadline to register is December 18. Wednesday, 12/ 27, 11:30 a.m.

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

Our newest group will be a “Sister Group” to our already well established, hard-working, wildly successful Knit Wits! The Material Girls group will be an “at large” community service group, addressing differing needs during differing seasons, for folks throughout our community. Material Girls will practice our “Hearts In Crafts” during our regular Thursday craft days, but with a twist. Those who come for Arts & Crafts and those who come for Material Girls will share 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

Holiday Lunch

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. Friday, 12/15, 9:15 a.m.

Bingo and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Food served at 5 pm. Bingo begins at 6 pm. $1 per card. Saturday, 12/ 16, 4:30 p.m.

Holiday potluck/birthday & gift exchange This month’s theme is all about the holidays. We’re asking each member to bring a holiday dish to share with others. Those with birthdays in December will have a chance at a gift card. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift suitable for a man or a woman. Wednesday, 12/20, 11:30 a.m.

TRIPS Dallas Summer Musical—Fair Park

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

Scrapbooking Class In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create simple, yet beautiful keepsakes. You’ll learn how to design pages, organize your pictures, and so much more! Bring decorative paper, embellishments, and scrapbooks; some decorative paper will be available. Sign-up in advance to reserve your seat. Wednesday, 12/6, 3:00 pm

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards

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

Do you have a passion for giving back? Here is your chance to volunteer at the Coppell Senior Center. We are looking for volunteers to assist with an internal “handmade” card making program. The cards will be used for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy cards for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested. Wednesday, 12/6, 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, 12/20, 1:00–3:00 pm

Join us as we travel to Fair Park and enjoy Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, filled with classic songs, and topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow!! We will not be going out to dinner before the show, so please plan accordingly. *****Deadline to register is November 30. Cost: $40.00 Friday, 12/8, 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

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

Therapeutic Horticulture Program

Supper Club—Tillman’s Roadhouse, Dallas

Gaming

Kissing Balls 2.0 The perfect alternative to a sprig of mistletoe! Craft a simple orb into a hanging centerpiece with fragrant greens, like evergreen branches and seeded eucalyptus. Tuesday, 12/19, 10 am

Join us for December’s supper club trip to Tillman’s Roadhouse, where tradition meets contemporary. Tillman’s embraces local artists and promotes local producers to bring the best of Oak Cliff to your table. Deadline to register is December 11. Cost: $3

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

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

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

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold ’em regular play. Tuesday, 12/13, 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, 12/14, 1:00 pm

Groups Ping Pong Group Join in on a round of ping pong. No sign-ups required. Fridays, 1 pm–3 pm

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

Advisory Committee All Advisory Committee Members are asked to be present at the meeting. Members, if you are interested in placing items on the advisory committee monthly agenda, please see an advisory committee member. Tuesday, 12/19, 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, 12/4 & 12/18, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Arts & Crafts Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group The Knit Wits are gathering! With over 2,000 handmade baby items donated, and now topping over 30 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

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

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, 12/18, 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. For more information and session start dates, email Susan at Susan.macgray@ weightwatchers.com.

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, 12/20, 3:00pm

Educational Medicare 101 With all the changes in healthcare every year, things can be confusing and misleading on what Medicare covers. Please join AGA for Medicare 101 informational. Holiday pies will be given to attendees on the list, sign-ups required. One pie will be given per household. Saturday, 12/2, 10 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

THURSDAY

9am Walking 1pm Billiards 5:15pm Circuit

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.

December 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

10am

4 3:30pm

5

Trivial Pursuit

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6 11:30am

Holiday Lunch

3pm

Scrapbooking Class/ Coppell Cut-ups

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1pm

Cranium Cardio

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25 25 CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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10am Advisory Committee Meeting

11:30am Holiday Potluck/ Birthday & Gift Exchange

10am Therapeutic Horticulture

1pm

5pm–9pm

Supper Club

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14 1pm Texas Hold ’em Tournament

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SATURDAY

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Medicare 101

8 6pm-11pm

13 10:00am Texas Hold ’em Lessons

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7

FRIDAY

Dallas Summer Musical

15 9:15am

9

Breakfast Bingo

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16 4:30pm Bingo & Game Night

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CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Card Making Class

3pm Everyone Has A Story

27 11:30am New Year’s Celebration

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F A R M E R S

B R A N C H

Senior Center Programs Membership The Farmers Branch Senior Center is open to anyone 50 years of age or better. There is no membership fee or residency requirement, but you are required to complete registration information yearly, obtain a membership card and scan your card with each visit.

Arts & Crafts Registration Required; Space limited Beaded Sun Catchers

Friday, December 1, 1 pm Instructor: Carol Slawson, Fee: $12 - $15 Pick from an assortment of patterns and create a beautiful sun catcher for your window. Great for gift giving too. Learn to Make Bows Wednesday, December 6, 3 pm Instructor: Rotha Crump, No Fee Just in time for the holidays, learn to make bows for wreaths, arrangements, decorations and packages. Bring your own ribbon or practice with ours. Beginner Greeting Card Class Tuesday, December 12, 10 am Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee: $8 New to scrapbooking and making greeting cards? Learn the basics in this hands-on class and expand your skill, explore new techniques while making great cards. Advanced Greeting Card Class Tuesday, December 12, 1 pm Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 More advanced techniques are presented and practiced while making several beautiful cards. Prerequisite: Beginning Greeting Card Class or the equivalent.

Drop-In Arts & Craft Groups Bring your project or start something new while meeting new and old friends in any of these weekly groups. Come and enjoy the fellowship of others who enjoy arts and crafts. • • • •

Art Group Mondays 2 pm, No Fee Tuesday Evening Craft Group Tuesday 5 - 8 pm, No Fee Instructional Quilting Thursdays 1 pm, No Fee Quilting Group Fridays 10 am, No Fee

Computers Registration Required; Space limited Excel BEGINNER 2016 Tues & Thurs, December 5 - 14, 2 - 4 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, Fee: $20 Develop a solid grasp of Excel basics and learn to perform calculations, modify and format worksheets and more. Let’s Google Friday, December 8, 3:30 - 4:45 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, Fee: $5 You have heard it before: “Go Google it!” Did you know that this amazing free search engine has apps for sharing and collaborating online? Come 30 minutes early if you need assistance creating a Google account. Useful Apps Friday, December 15, 3:30 - 4:45 pm Instructor: Doug Mahlum, No Fee Mobile devices such as an iPhone or Android tablets are changing the way we live but are you finding it hard to keep up with the technology? This course will explain what an app is and which ones could help you. Sign up required.

December 2017

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Stay Active Over the Holidays With Us There is no fee for our Exercise Classes.

We have something for everyBODY! Stretch & Strength Mondays Stretch & Flex Tuesdays Strong & Balance Tuesdays Thursday Power Walking Tues & Fri Tues & Fri Yoga Not Your Mama’s Exercise Wed

8:15 - 9 am 3 - 4 pm 10 - 11 am 3 - 4 pm 8:15 - 9 am 9 - 9:45 am 6 – 7 pm

Health & Exercise

NO EXERCISE CLASSES DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 1.

Blood Pressure & Glucose Checks by Medico M.D. Monday, December 4, 8:15 - 10 am, No Fee Wednesday, December 13, noon - 1:30 pm B12 Shots Thursday, December 7, 9 - 9:30 am, Fee: $20 Blood Pressure Checks by BrightStar Care Monday, December 11, 8:30 - 10 am, No Fee Fitness Room The Fitness Room includes weight equipment for both upper and lower body weight bearing exercise as well as cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes. There is no charge but you must attend a Fitness Orientation prior to using the equipment. Sign up at the front desk 24 hours in advance.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Senior Center will be closed December 25 and January 1. Be sure to check with your Class Instructors for meeting dates over the holidays. NO EXERCISE CLASSES DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 1. Special Events Monthly Breakfast Monday, December 4, 8:15 am, Fee $2 Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee Come meet old friends or make new ones at the monthly breakfast. Entertainment features the Mary Immaculate School Choir. Birthday Lunch Wednesday, December 20, Noon Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month. Come enjoy Sloppy Joes and French fries and help celebrate November and December’s birthdays. Cake sponsor: Brookdale Assisted Living. Gifts sponsor: United Financial Services. Special Interests New Perspectives On Aging Series: Session I - Understanding Age Thursday, December 7, 11 am, No Fee Instructor: Ben E. Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist, No Fee All too often our understanding of our age is culturally bound. Our discussion will assist you in rewriting your definition of old and older and recognize the fact that the “best is yet to come”. 80 Upper Club Saturday, December 9, 1:30 pm, No Fee If you’re 80 years of age or older, come join this fun, active group that meets monthly.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Holiday Get-Together Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 pm, No Fee Support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer’s. Meet at Spring Creek BBQ on Midway Road in Addison. Random Acts of Kindness: Hope Supply Company Thursday, December 14, 10 am, No Fee Sponsoring Hope Supply Company, formerly known as Captain Hope, who serves children in homeless shelters. Please bring toys, children’s clothes and shoes. Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Thursday, December 14, 1 pm, No Fee Stop by the front desk and pick up your ticket to play. Snack sponsor: Acadia Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. Conversations in Neglected History Fridays at 9:30 am, No Fee Join this weekly class that explores past events and topics and discovers new ways of viewing history. Special guest speaker and book author, Dr. Richard McCaslin from UNT will speak December 15: Texas Rangers on the Border 1915-16. Eat Smart for Cancer Prevention - Fruits and Vegetables Friday, December 15, 10 am, No Fee Texas A&M Agrilife Series with Brittany Martin The focus of this class is on the importance of including fruits and vegetables in the diet in order to lower the risk of certain types of cancer.

December Trips Check for seat availability on these previously posted trips. It’s A Wonderful Life at 1:30 Theatre Friday, December 1, 11 am - 4:30 pm, Fee: $17 The talented group of actors at the Bath House Cultural Center always bring their best in performance. B.J. McClelland returns performing multiple roles in this comedic performance. This production is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption that you want to witness over and over again. Lunch on your own at the Highland Park Cafeteria before the 1:30 matinee. White Christmas at Fair Park Music Hall  Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 - 10:30 pm, Fee: $65 As warming as apple pie, and festive as a truck full of Elves, this uplifting story and beloved songs of Bing Crosby’s movie, White Christmas, have been enjoyed by families for generations. The Texas Tenors at Arlington Music Hall  Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm, Fee: $70 Don’t miss the only performance in the DFW area of this amazing group of singers. The Texas Tenors are a 3-time Emmy Award winning classical crossover trio. Their Deep in the Heart of Texas show is a heart-warming and inspirational concert. Cruisin’ Cuisine  Thursday, December 21, 11 am - 2 pm Fee: $4  Limited Walking  Enjoy lunch out with friends at different restaurants throughout the Metroplex each month. Contact the front desk for availability and the choice of restaurant each month: at 972-919-8740. 

January Trips Resident registration begins December 1 at noon. Open registration begins December 8 at noon. Cruisin’ Cuisine  Thursday, January 18, 11 am - 2 pm Fee: $5  Enjoy lunch out with friends at different restaurants throughout the Metroplex each month.

“Livin’ The 50 Plus Lifestyle in the Branch”

Senior Center

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


December 2017 MONDAY

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FRIDAY

Happy Holidays to you and your family from the Staff and Volunteers of the Farmers Branch Senior Center.

May your 2018 be healthy and full of fun!

8:15 am Monthly Breakfast 8:15-10amBP & Glucose Checks 8:15 am Stretch & Strength 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Computer Basics II 9:15 am Thinkabilities 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge 10:15 am Shared Moments 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 2:00 pm Art Group 7:00 pm Dance - Swingin’ Country

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8:15 am Stretch & Strength 8:30-10amBlood Pressure Check 9:00 am Billiards 9:15 am Thinkabilities 9:30 am Duplicate Bridge 10:15 am Shared Moments 12:30 pm Mah Jongg 2:00 pm Art Group 7:00 pm Dance - Jim Baker Ballroom

9:00 am 9:15 am 9:30 am 10:15 am 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Billiards Thinkabilities Duplicate Bridge Shared Moments Mah Jongg Art Group Dance - Solid Country

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

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 11:00 am Chair Volleyball-Open 11:30 am Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Party Bridge 12:30 pm Lo Begin Line Dance 1:00 pm Advanced Greeting Cards 2:00 pm Hi Begin Line Dance 2:00 pm Excel Beginner 3:00 pm Stretch & Flex 5-8 pm Craft Group

9:00 am Cribbage 10:00 am Intermediate Bridge 11:00 am Chair Volleyball-Open 11:30 am Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Party Bridge 5-8 pm Craft Group 5:30 pm Square Dance

1:00 pm Beaded Sun Catchers 1:00 pm Table Games 2:30 pm Table Tennis

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9:00 am Begin Table Tennis 9-9:30 B 12 Shots 9:00 am Computer Basics II 9:00 am Billiards 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Dulcimer Group 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Five Crown 10:00 am Intermediate Line 10:00 am Chair Volleyball Team Practice Dancing 10:15 am Preserve Memories 1:00 pm BINGO 11:00 am Understanding Age 2:30 pm Table Tennis 3:00 pm Learn to Make a Bow 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 6:00 pm Not Your Mama’s 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:00 pm Excel Beginners Exercise Class 3:00 pm Strong & Balanced

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8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Yoga 1-5 pm Center Hours 9:30 am Neglected History 9:30 am Clogging 1:00 pm Table Games and 10:00 am Quilting Group Open Recreation 11:00 am It’s a Wonderful Life Trip 12:00 pm Resident Registration for January Trips

Be sure to check with your class instructors for any cancelations or schedule changes over the holidays. 4

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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 Open Registration

Christmas Tree Lighting Historical Park Gates open at 4

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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 3:30 pm Let’s Google

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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9:00 am Begin Table Tennis 9:00 am Billiards 8:15 am Power Walking 9:00 am Music Group 10:00 am Dulcimer Group 9:00 am Yoga 1-5 pm Center Hours 10:00 am Inter Line Dancing 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 9:30 am Neglected History: 10:00 am Volleyball Practice 10:30 am Cookin’ Club Texas Rangers on the 1:00 pm Table Games and 10:00 am Random Acts 12-1:30 pm BP & Glucose Border Open Recreation 10:15 am Preserve Memories 9:30 am Clogging Screens 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 10:00 am Quilting Group 1:00 pm BINGO 1:30 pm Squares Game 2:00 pm Excel Beginner 10:00 am Eat Smart for 1:00 pm Texas Hold ’em 2:30 pm Table Tennis Cancer Prevention 6:00 pm Not Your Mama’s 2:00 pm Excel Beginner 1:00 pm Table Games Strong & Balanced 3:00 pm Exercise Class 2:30 pm Table Tennis 6:30 pm Texas Tenors Trip 3:30 pm Useful Apps 9:00 am Begin Table Tennis 10:00 am Dulcimer Group 12:00 pm Birthday Lunch 1:00 pm BINGO 2:30 pm Table Tennis

9:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:15 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm 1:30 pm

Billiards Music Group Beginning Bridge No Volleyball Practice Preserve Memories

Cruisin’ Cuisine Trip

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Instructional Quilting

The Center will close at 5 pm. No BINGO or Square Dancing.

Squares Game

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Merry Christmas THE CENTER IS CLOSED

9:00 am Cribbage 9:00 am No Genealogy Trip 10:00 am Intermediate Bridge 11:00 am No Chair Volleyball 11:30 am Mah Jongg 12:30 pm Party Bridge 5-8 pm Craft Group 5:30 pm Square Dance

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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

The Center closes at 5 pm on December 23.

Begin Table Tennis Dulcimer Group Five Crown Duplicate Bridge BINGO Table Tennis

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9:00 am Billiards 9:30 am Neglected History 9:00 am Music Group 9:30 am Clogging 1-5 pm 10:00 am Beginning Bridge 10:00 am Quilting Group 10:00 am No Volleyball Practice 1:00 pm Table Games 1:00 pm 10:15 am Preserve Memories 2:30 pm Table Tennis 1:00 pm Instructional Quilting 1:30 pm Squares Game

Center Hours Table Games and Open Recreation

MONDAY NIGHT DANCE 7 - 9:20 pm Fee: $5

December 4 December 11 December 18 December 25 January 1

Swingin’ Country Country Jim Baker Ballroom Solid Country Country Merry Christmas - No Dance Happy New Year - No Dance


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Seasons of Service We would like to thank event co-chairs Beccy & Bennett Ratliff, event emcee retired WFAA-TV News Anchor Gloria Campos, Dave Tanner who provided musical entertainment and aPerfectFOTO for the great pictures. Proceeds from this event support Metrocrest Services programs that benefit individuals in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and Dallas in Denton County who are coping with crisis situations.

Tom Holden

Marilyn Horton

Beal Bank

J. ReneĂŠ Group

MONI Smart Security

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

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

Paula Jandura


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Metrocrest Services Staff Tracy Eubanks, Chief Executive Officer Charlie Lindner, Chief Financial Officer Nicole Newkham, Senior Director, Development & Community Engagement Melanie Brown, Senior Director, Client Programs Mike Harris, Development Manager Kathy Blaschke, Transportation & Home Repair Director Brittni Coe, Volunteer Manager Samuel Valdez, Communication and Marketing Coordinator Tammy Payton, Program Manager Bev Grimley, Senior Program Manager Selena Marroquin, Program Assistant Clarice Mastin, Workforce Development Specialist Tanisha Williams, Workforce Development Specialist Ofelia Zamora, Lead Case Manager Sharonda Burnett, Case Manager Janet Delgado, Case Manager Erin Eiler, Case Worker for Senior Adults Marsha Walden, Pantry Manager Johnny Swaim, Accounting Assistant Bruce Gibson, Information & Referral Maria Zuniga, Information & Referral Gabriela Lozano, Information & Referral Rich Piper, Home Repair Coordinator Silvia Rodriguez, Pantry & Driver Judy Chamberlin, Driver Larry Dennis, Driver Glenda Lappe, Driver Ronnie Lappe, Driver Judy Twu, Driver Ginger Halepaska, Driver Ralph Valliere, Driver Bill Kirkland, Driver William Otstott, Driver Becky Fisher, Program Assistant

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE The issue you are holding is our last printed issue of the Senior News. Starting January 2018 the Senior News will be offered only as an online-format, similar to what you see now, and will still include the drop-in activities submitted by area senior centers. See front page for more information.

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The November/December issue of Senior News is our last print edition. We understand this decision will affect many seniors who relied on the...