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Senior News January/February 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

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

LIAISONS

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

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet

Are you ready for the New Year? Although I’m not making a list of resolutions, l will be keeping the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson in mind as January 1st approaches. My wish for everyone is that we each experience a series of “best” days in 2017. And with a Metrocrest Services CEO Tracy Eubanks visited with volunteer Jeanne during December. little effort we can make sure others in our community enjoy “best” days, too. Whether a friendly wave to a neighbor, or a smile shared with a stranger, no effort is too small to impact someone’s day. Let’s take this to heart and strive to make every day a “best” day in the coming year. We all know that it’s a reality that with a New Year comes challenges.

Hard to Remember? 5 Tips to Help  Prepare. Before going to an event, concentrate on the names of people who might be there. Imagine the person’s face and repeat it several times.  Use an acronym. Take the first letter of a list and remember the acronym. For example, think FLEB: flour, lettuce, eggs and butter.  Take a hint. To help recall a name or a word, go through the alphabet in your head, or focus on any sounds you associate with the word. Those exercises can trigger your memory.  Conjure an image. If you want to remember to call Tom, pay a bill and make a doctor’s appointment, create a mental picture of Tom at the doctor’s office, writing a check.  Relax. An easygoing attitude can actually help. It’s harder to recall things when you’re anxious. From “Hmm…What Did I Come in Here For?” AARP Bulletin, November 2016.

Here at Metrocrest Services one such situation is the record high volume of usage we are currently experiencing in two of our programs that impact older clients—our food pantry operations and transportation services. For example, in 2016 we distributed over one million pounds of food locally. That’s a record for us. Both our pantry and transportation programs are core operations and part of our mission to provide programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. Our Metrocrest Services team is committed to finding ways to ensure we have “best” days financially that help us sustain these vital services in 2017. In January, and the months to follow, many dedicated volunteers, supporters, and partners will work beside us to help individuals who are experiencing crisis situations. We live in a generous community where many not only seem to agree with the spirit of optimism expressed by Emerson, but they frequently take actions that positively impact the lives of those who are struggling. This heart-warming involvement makes me hopeful for great days for all of us. From all of us at Metrocrest Services, I wish you a Happy New Year! Tracy Eubanks, CEO Metrocrest Services


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Metrocrest Senior News

January/February 2017

Worried About Your Next Meal?

Wrapping Up the 2016 Holidays On November 19th, Metrocrest Services’ annual Thanksgiving food program distributed not just a single meal, but a weekly supply of food to 850 families. The effort was made possible by supporters who conducted collection drives and by volunteers who worked over 660 hours. During December, 1,100 families received toys, supplies of food, and winter coats during the agency’s annual holiday program. Collection drives conducted during Vitruvian Lights in Addison and the Farmers Branch Tour of Lights were two of the community events that served as drop off sites for donations. Volunteers, including many representatives from corporate and church groups, sorted the donations and assisted clients as they selected items.

The North Texas Food Bank reports that 856,000 people in their 13-county service area live in food insecure households. The Metrocrest Services food pantry is a local resource for seniors and families living in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and the city of Dallas in Denton County. Visitors to the pantry select their own items from available stock which normally includes a variety of fresh produce, meats and dairy, canned and boxed foods, and breads. Hygiene items and household supplies are also available. Last year, Metrocrest Services provided over one million pounds of food to area families. The pantry, which is located in Farmers Branch, is open six days a week. For more information or to request an appointment to visit the pantry, call Metrocrest Services at 972-446-2100.

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


Golden Oldies January 2017

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

Special Events 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, 1/20, 9:15 am

Bingo and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Food served at 5:00 pm. Bingo begins at 5:30 pm. $1 per card. Saturday, 1/21, 4:30 pm

Potluck and Birthday Celebration Come enjoy our monthly potluck and birthday celebration. Members are asked to bring a dish to share with others. Those with birthdays in the month will have a chance for a $10 gift card. No advance registration required. Wednesday, 1/25, 11:30 am

Trips Meadows Museum at SMU campus • Dallas

972-462-5136 phone www.coppelltx.gov

Circuit Training

Therapeutic Horticulture Program—Bulbs for Forcing Indoors

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

Join us for an indoor hands-on activity where participants assemble small horticultural projects. Amaryllis, Paperwhites, and Hyacinths, oh my! Learn about forcing bulbs indoors and then plant your own bulb for forcing indoors. Space is limited to 12 participants; please sign-up early. Cost: $8 per class Tuesday, 1/31, 10:00 am

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

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

Line Dancing

We’re headed to the Meadows Museum at SMU to view their permanent collection and Modern Spanish Art from the Asociacion Coleccion Arte Contemporaneo. We’ll tour the museum and have lunch at a restaurant of your choice in Snider Plaza. Deadline to register is January 3. Cost: $8 Thursday, 1/12, 9:30 am–3:30 pm

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

Supper Club Mudhen Meat and Greens • Dallas

Mah Jongg Lessons

Mudhen Meat and Greens is a destination for folks that are particular about what food they put in their mouths. They offer a huge assortment of healthful options, along with food that just tastes good and feels good!! You’ll enjoy this modern, new restaurant next to the Dallas Farmers Market. Deadline to register is Jan. 9. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 1/17, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Gaming 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, 1/10, 10:30 am

Lone Star Antiques & SimpliciTeas Tea Room • Haltom City

Texas Hold’em Tournament

60,000 square feet of treasures awaits your discovery as we travel to Lone Star Antiques in Haltom City, where we’ll shop and then dine at the SimpliciTeas Tearoom. Bring money for lunch and shopping. Walking intensive, wear comfy shoes. Deadline to register is January 13. Cost: Free Thursday, 1/26, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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

Fitness

Ping Pong Group

Indoor Walking

Advisory Committee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aquacise 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cranium Cardio Fitness isn’t just about squats, lunges, and cardio—it’s also about staying mentally nimble. Join us as we engage the brain in thinking tasks to help build brain connections. Think of it as “Cranium Cardio”. Remember more, concentrate better, and think sharper, while having fun in the process! Monday, 1/30, 1:00 pm

Weight Watchers Join Weight Watchers for a 17 week health and wellness support group lead by a trained wellness coach. Weight Watchers is designed to give you the tools to help you make healthy decisions about food and incorporate exercise. Weigh-ins begin at 6:00 pm. You can begin anytime for a prorated amount. To sign-up call Jane Doyle at 214-683-0845, you can also email her for more information at jane. doyle@weightwatchers.com. Class will not be held November 23. Wednesday, 11/9–3/8, 6:00 pm–7 :30 pm

Cooking Class with Brulee Chef Services Fridays, 1 pm–3 pm

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, 1/24, 10:00 am

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

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

Material Girls Our newest group will be a “Sister Group” to our already well established, 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 thosewho come for Material Girls will share same space. All Material Girls creations will be donated! As our new group progresses, we will develop new projects for each new charity. Our prospects are limitless in ourabilities to perform with our Servant’s Hearts. Our first charity of choice is Salvation Army! Thursdays, 1:00 pm

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 Menu Winter Soup and Salad Arugula and golden fried brie salad with apples and grapes Italian white bean soup Rosemary focaccia bread Italian cream cake Friday, 1/13, 11:00 am–1:30 pm

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, 1/18, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Tour of the Newly Renovated Cozby Library and Community Commons & Crafts Rediscover the Coppell Library! Please join us for Zentangle and a tour of the newly renovated and remodeled library. Transportation will not be provided, we will meet at 177 N. Heartz Rd, Coppell. Sign-up is required. Space is limited for crafts. Monday, 1/23, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Educational Ask the Expert: Dignity Memorial “Rolling Oaks” On one of life’s most difficult days, someone will have to make some of life’s most difficult decisions. Isn’t it time to have the conversation? Come speak with the Rolling Oaks Pre-Planning Advisors who will be available for questions and answers. Walk-ins are welcome. Monday, 1/9, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Scrapbooking Class

Food For Life—Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer

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, 1/4 & 1/18, 3:00 pm

This incredible, critically-acclaimed workshop by the non-profit group, PCRM (Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine), will provide you with loads of nutrition information on what foods best protect you from cancer. Learn how to reduce your risk of cancer by 60% just by choosing nutrient-rich foods. We’ll teach you how to make delicious recipes that your whole family will love, and you won’t even know they’re healthy! Class includes a free nutrition booklet, printed recipes and samples of 4 dishes. Advance sign-up is required. Wednesday, 1/18, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards Do you have a passion for giving back? Here is your chance to volunteer at the Coppell Senior Center. We are looking for volunteers to assist with an internal “handmade” card making program. The cards will be used for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy cards for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested. Wednesday, 1/4, 3:00 pm

Paper Watercolor Blooms A touch of spring in the dead of winter using crepe paper, watercolors and a little imagination! Join us to create some delicate beauty, indeed. Advance sign-up is required. Space is limited. All materials provided. Thursday, 1/5–1/26, 1:00 pm

Brown Bag: Avoiding the Long Term Care Crisis In the next two decades, the US health care system will face a tidal wave of aging baby boomers. Almost 10,000 Americans are turning 65 everyday, more than doubling the number of retirees who will require long term care by 2050. Even more startling, roughly 70 percent of America’s seniors will need some type of long term care. Don’t put this off! Come learn how to prepare yourself today. Advance sign-up is required. Presented by DFW Educate. Wednesday, 1/18, 6:00 pm


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 9am Walking 9:30am Core 30 10:15am Beginner Yoga 12:30pm Mah Jongg 1pm Billiards 1pm Mah Jongg Lessons 2pm Bread 5pm Yoga

TUESDAY 9am Walking 9:30am Aquacise 10:15am Yo-Lates 12:30pm Duplicate Bridge 1pm Ping Pong 1pm Knit Wits

WEDNESDAY 9am Walking 1pm Hand & Foot 1pm Billiards 5pm Circuit

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

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

9am Walking 9am Cards 9:30am Aquacise 10am Bingo 12pm Pinochle 1pm Billiards

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

January 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

2

3

4

5

6

7

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Closed for holiday

9 9:00am– Ask the Expert 12:00pm 4:00pm

Trivial Pursuit

6:00pm

Zumba

16 Closed for MLK Holiday

23 1:00pm– Cozby Library Tour 3:00pm 6:00pm

1:00pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00pm

Nia

Scrapbooking/Cut ups

6:00pm

Weight Watchers

10 10:00 am Texas Hold ’em Lesson

1:00pm

11 Texas Hold’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

9:30am SMU—Meadows Museum

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

6:00pm

Weight Watchers

10:45am Line Dancing

2pm– 4pm Jigsaw Hi-Jinx

18

10:00am Advisory Committee Meeting

31 10:00am Horticulture Therapy Class

19 10:45am Line Dancing

9:15am

Card Making Class

1:00pm

2:00pm

Everyone Has a Story

2:00pm– Jigsaw HI Jinx 4:00pm

6:00pm

Avoiding Long Term Care

6:00pm

Weight Watchers

Arts & Crafts

26

11:30am Potluck/Birthday Celebration

10:00am– Lone Star Antiques 4:00pm

6:00pm

1:00pm

Weight Watchers

9:30 am

Nia

20

1:00pm

25

14

Arts & Crafts

11:00am Food for Life

24

Zumba

13

1:00pm

17 5:00pm– Supper Club Mudhen 9:00pm Meat & Greens

9:30 am

Arts & Crafts

12

1:00pm

Zumba

30

3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Breakfast Bingo

21 9:30am Zumba 4:30pm

Bingo & Game Night

27 Bingo begins at 9:15 am

28 9:30 am Nia


SAMPLER

January 2017

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

SENIORS ON TOUR Out to Lunch

Café Max, 2001 Midway Rd. #100, Carrollton Friday, January 13, 11 am, $3/person travel fee The restaurant is located on Midway, south of Keller Springs. If you need transportation, staff can drive up to five people in the minivan. All participants must pre-register and we’ll make the reservations.

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights Presentation

Thursday, January 26, 2 pm, Free Come for a spectacular presentation of the Carrollton Senior Center trip scheduled for December 2017. Chris Keith with Collette will be presenting this fantastic new tour, which will include Reykjavik, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Blue Lagoon, the Northern Lights, and more. Details and flyers will be available.

ACTIVITIES B12 shots

Tuesday, January 3 and 31, 9:30-10 am ONLY, $20 Cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Sing-along Group

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

Tuesday Night Pot Luck

Tuesday, January 10, 5 pm Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, and music from the 50s. You bring the buns and the sides and we’ll furnish the meat. Pot Luck is an opportunity for you to share a meal with your friends and have a fun evening out at the Senior Center.

Book Club

Wednesday, January 11, 10 am, Free The selection for January is Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan. The book club is led by volunteers. Join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

Hot Dog Wednesday

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

Quilting Group

Thursday, January 12 & 26, 11 am-1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring your own material or purchase some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

Movie Monday–Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13)

January 16, 1 pm, Roundup Room, Free Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) is one of those rare people who believes she can do anything she sets her mind to, unfortunately, she can’t. With the worst singing voice in the world, this New York socialite sets out to make sure the entire world hears her. Of course, obstacles pop up, but Florence’s enduring spirit takes her all the way to Carnegie Hall where she needs to put on the show of a lifetime in order to prove her worth. This event is sponsored by Oxford Glen.

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

Reunion Hispania

martes 17, A las 3 pm, gratis 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, January 18, 1 pm, Free Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults 65 or older who engaged in creative activities had better overall health, made fewer visits to the doctor, used less medication and had fewer health problems. No registration required.

Monthly Luncheon

Thursday, January 19, 11 am, $4/person It’s a party and we’re celebrating by playing games and handing out prizes! Come prepared to have a good time. Lunch will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, and chocolate cake. Register by Tuesday, January 17.

Texas Hold ‘Em

Tuesday, January 31, Free Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required.

Birthday Party & Bingo

Tuesday, January 31, 1 pm, Free Enjoy cake, bingo, and socializing with your friends. You don’t have to sign up; just come and have fun. Sponsored by Villagio.

Drama Group - Senior Center Stage

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

CLASSES AND SEMINARS Walgreens Seminar

Wednesday, January 4, 2:30 pm, Free It’s cough and cold season. Learn what steps you can take to prevent the spread of germs and how to take better care of yourself. Registration is required.

Technology Saturday

Saturday, January 7, 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, lap top, reader, etc.) or on any topic accessible via the device and the internet (email, Facebook, texting, tweeting, photography, etc.)

Weight Room Orientation

Monday January 9, 2:30- 4 pm $6/residents, $6.50 non-residents Tom Noune is ready to help you get started on a new path to health in this group orientation class. The class is limited to seven participants. Registration is required.

Advanced Hearing Screenings and Otoscopic Assessments

Tuesday, January 10, 9:30 am, Free Is it hearing loss or just earwax? Dr. Hinrichs with Advanced Hearing Center will be here to conduct free hearing screenings and otoscopic assessments. Take this opportunity to find out what’s happening inside your ear. Appointments offered every 15 minutes. Register at the front desk.

AARP Smart Driver Class

Wednesday, January 11, 12:30-4:30 pm $15/AARP members, $20/non-members payable to the instructor This class does not remove traffic fines or violations but may reduce insurance premiums. Bring your AARP card and driver’s license. Registration is required.

Walmart Wellness Seminar

Thursday, January 12, 10:30 am, Free Heartburn or GERD? How do you know the difference? Treatment options and differences will be discussed for these common stomach ailments. Registration is required.

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

Tuesday January 17, 10 am-2 pm, Free On one of life’s most difficult days, someone will have to make some of life’s most difficult decisions. Where will the service be held? What is the cost and how do I pay? What happens if I die away from home while on vacation? Will you know where to find all of the necessary documents? To whom will the flag be presented? These are just a few of the questions that may be asked. Bertha Hurels will be here to answer any questions you may have. Registration is required.

Lunch & Learn Rider Chiropractic - Living with Neuropathy

Tuesday, January 17, 12 pm, Free If you have pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands or feet, are diabetic, take stain drugs, or have taken chemo drugs, you won’t want to miss this seminar. Registration is required.

You Can Paint – Snowman in Central Park

Thursday, January 19, 9 am-12 pm $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident $20 supply fee payable to instructor You can create a beautiful oil painting in one lesson. Learn the basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective in this fun class taught by master artist and award-winning instructor Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.


Balance Disorders and Tinnitus

Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY

TUESDAY

7 am8:30 am9 am10 am10 am10 am11 am11:15 am-

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

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

WEDNESDAY 7 am8:30 am9 am10:30 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

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

THURSDAY 7 am- Walking 8:30 am- Functional Fitness/$ 9 am- Dominoes 9 am- Scrabble 10 am- Stretch/$ 12:30 pm- Skip Bo 1 pm- Bridge 2 pm- Bunka 6:05 pm- Dance Lesson 7 pm- Dance/$

$ = fee applies Monday, January 23

FRIDAY 7 am8:30 am9 am9 am9 am10 am11 am12:30 pm1 pm-

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

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

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

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

January 2017 MONDAY 2

TUESDAY 3

9:30 am- B12 Shots 11 am- Advisory Council

9

10

2:30 pm- Weight Room Orientation

9:30 am- Hearing Screenings 5 pm- Pot Luck

16

1 pm- Movie Monday Florence Foster Jenkins

23

17

10 am- Ask the Expert 2 pm- Lunch & Learn 3 pm- Reunion Hispana

24

10 am- Balance Seminar

10 am- Financial Seminar

30

31

9:30 am- B12 Shots 12:30 pm- TX Hold ‘Em 1 pm- Birthday Party and Bingo

WEDNESDAY 4

2:30 pm- Walgreens Seminar

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

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1 pm- Adult Coloring

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10 am- Genealogy Seminar

THURSDAY 5 7 pm- Dance

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10:30 am- Walmart Seminar 11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

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9 am- Oil Painting 11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

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10:30 am- Lunch & Learn 11 am- Quilting Group 2 pm- Northern Lights Presentation 7 pm- Dance

The Foundation for Financial Education

FRIDAY 6

SATURDAY 7

11 am- Sing-along

10 am- Technology Seminar

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

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30Night Dance Thursday

Every Thursday, 7 pm, $5/person Dance lesson will be announced and begins at 6:05 pm Enjoy dancing to live music in our recently expanded ballroom overlooking the lake. Refreshments served at the break. The dance lesson for December is the Argentine Tango. January 5 - Doc Gibbs, Variety January 12 - City Lights, Country Western January 19 - DFW Music Makers, Ballroom January 26 - High Caliber, Country Western

AmeriLife Riddle

January Riddle: Why do cows have hooves instead of toes?

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(Formerly Educate DFW) Tuesday, January 24 10 am, Free Taxes and RMDs are constantly changing and usually going up! Unfortunately, a portion of your tax deferred savings is now taxable again and the impact on your portfolio could be significant if you’re not armed with the correct information. Registration is required.

ABCs of Genealogy

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

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10:30 am, Free Is it difficult to hear in a group setting or in a restaurant? Does background noise bother you? Do you hear ringing, buzzing, or chirping noises? Have you fallen more than once in the past year? Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you make a sudden change of movement? Register and have your name entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card at the end of the seminar. Registration is required.

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Wednesday, January 25 10 am, Free Join J.T. and learn how to get your family tree organized. He will share websites to use for free or how to get them for a short time without paying. Registration is required.

Lunch & Learn United Financial Services Group Discussion For Women Only

Thursday, January 26 10:30 am, Free This round table lunch is for women who are retired or nearing retirement and interested in strategies to help avoid outliving their money. This informative and engaging group discussion is facilitated by a local retirement specialist. Registration is required.

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. Instructions are given on how to clean, decorate, and glaze items. Glazes, under glazes, tools, and firing are included in the fee.


SAMPLER

February 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

ACTIVITIES

Italian Villa, 1012 W. Hebron Pkwy. #104, Carrollton Friday, February 10, 11 am, $3/person travel fee The restaurant is located in the shopping center at the northwest corner of Hebron and Old Denton, next to Pet Supplies Plus. If you need transportation, staff can drive up to five people in the minivan. All participants must preregister and we’ll make the reservations. This restaurant will add 18% gratuity and separate checks will be given

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

Out to Lunch

CLASSES AND SEMINARS Walgreens Health Seminars

Wednesday, February 1, 2:30 pm, Free Depression is not a normal part of aging. Learn the signs, symptoms, and available treatments. Registration is required.

Sing-along Group

Book Club

Wednesday, February 8, 10 am, Free The selection for February is Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell. The book club is led by volunteers. Join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, February 8, 10:45 am-12 pm, $2 Get a jumbo hot dog and all the fixin’s prepared and served by your Advisory Council members.

Quilting Group

Monday, February 6, 10 am, Free Caring for your eyes is an important part of aging. Treatment options for different eye conditions will be discussed and free vision screening and eye glass repair will be available. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 9 & 23, 11 am-1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring your own material or purchase some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

AARP Smart Driver Class

Tuesday Night Pot Luck & Bingo

Walmart Wellness Seminars

Wednesday, February 8, 12:30-4:30 pm $15/AARP members, $20/non-members payable to the instructor This class does not remove traffic fines or violations but may reduce insurance premiums. Bring your AARP card and driver’s license. Registration is required.

You Can Paint - Matterhorn with Palette Knife

Thursday, February 16, 9 am-12 pm $15/resident, $16.50/non-resident $20 supply fee payable to instructor You can create a beautiful oil painting in one lesson. Learn the basics of color mixing, brush strokes, and perspective in this fun class taught by master artist and award-winning instructor Robert Garden. All supplies are provided. Wear old clothes.

ABCs of Genealogy

Wednesday, February 22, 10 am, Free Learn about easy to use genealogical search engines. J.T. will share websites to use in hunting for your ancestors and for material source references. Registration is required.

Foundation for Financial Education Common Mistakes to Avoid with Social Security

Tuesday, February, 28, 10 am, Free Social Security is a constantly evolving system and has gone through a lot of adjustments since its creation. Join the discussion on common social security mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. Learn how continuing to work will impact your benefits, how Required Minimum Distributions is a ticking time bomb. Also learn about Social Security and the tax torpedo and when you can switch between benefits. Registration is required.

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. Instructions are given on how to clean, decorate, and glaze items. Glazes, under glazes, tools, and firing are included in the fee.

Tuesday, February 14, 5 pm Enjoy some good home cooking and have some fun playing Bingo. 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.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance

Wednesday, February 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, made fewer visits to the doctor, used less medication and had fewer health problems. No registration required.

February Monthly Luncheon

Black History Month Thursday, February 16, 11 am, $4/person Step back in time to hear the inspirational message of Martin Luther King as interpreted by Willie Peterson. We’ll be serving barbeque chicken, black eyed peas, sweet potatoes, corn bread, salad, and peach cobbler with ice cream. Please sign up by February 14 for this special luncheon.

Movie Monday–The Light Between Oceans (PG-13) February 20, 1 pm, Roundup Room, Free After years of fighting for Europe in the trenches of World War 1, Tom Sherbourne is finally able to return to his home in Australia. Tired after years of fighting, Tom and Isabel, his wife, decide to go live in a lighthouse far away from civilization and they live there happily for quite a while. When a baby washes onto shore in a lifeboat, Isabel and Tom decide to keep and raise the child; however, they must ultimately travel back to the mainland after they discover that people who care for the child may still be alive. This event is sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Reunion Hispania

martes 21, 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. B12 shots Tuesday, February 28, 9:30-10 am ONLY, $20 Cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Texas Hold ‘Em

Tuesday, February 28, Free Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required.

Birthday Party & Bingo

Tuesday, February 28, 1 pm, Free Enjoy cake, bingo, and socializing with your friends. You don’t have to sign up; just come and have fun!

Drama Group - Senior Center Stage

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

Exercise: How to Get Started Setting Your Goals Goals are most useful when they are specific, realistic, and important to you. Write down your goals, put them where you can see them, and review them regularly.

• Identify Your Starting Point Kknow your starting point and then build from there. • Test Your Fitness Level For a couple of weekdays and a weekend, keep track of how much time you exercise or are physically active. • Set Short-Term Goals Consider the items you’ll need to get or do in order to be physically active. For example, you may need to buy walking shoes. • Set Long-Term Goals Focus on where you want to be in 6 months, a year, or 2 years from now. Long-term goals also should be realistic, personal, and important to you. Regularly review and update your plan and long-term goals so that you can build on your success.


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY

TUESDAY

7 am8:30 am9 am10 am10 am10 am11 am11:15 am-

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

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

WEDNESDAY 7 am8:30 am9 am10:30 am12:30 pm1 pm2:30 pm-

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

THURSDAY 7 am- Walking 8:30 am- Functional Fitness/$ 9 am- Dominoes 9 am- Scrabble 10 am- Stretch/$ 12:30 pm- Skip Bo 1 pm- Bridge 2 pm- Bunka 6:05 pm- Dance Lesson 7 pm- Dance/$

$ = fee applies

FRIDAY 7 am8:30 am9 am9 am9 am10 am11 am12:30 pm1 pm-

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

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

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

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

February 2017 MONDAY

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

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9 am- Oil Painting 11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

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

11 am- Sing-along

It’s a New Year! We have the opportunity to look forward to events we enjoy, and learning we can appreciate. Before we do that, however, we should take a moment to remember 2016. It has been a year filled with memorable moments: the Grand Opening Celebration, the new exercise equipment in a wonderful new room with a view, and the addition of the Roundup Room. We have more room everywhere! On Veteran’s Day, a memorial was dedicated to those who fought in all our country’s wars. This memorial has been placed near the entry to the Senior Center and was designed to bring us a thoughtful remembrance of all those who have served this country in our military services. 2016 has been a year of preparation. 2017 invites us to enjoy what took so much time, thought, and energy to create, and we invite you now to join us, in enjoying the weight room, attending events in the new, larger Texas Room, and in classes to improve your health and increase your knowledge. Join us in enjoying a wonderful New Year! ~ Your Senior Center Advisory Board

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Between Oceans

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Thursday Night Dance

Every Thursday, 7 pm, $5/person Dance lesson is Intermediate Rhumba and begins at 6:05 pm Enjoy dancing to live music in our recently expanded ballroom overlooking the lake. Refreshments served at the break. February 2 - Doc Gibbs, Variety February 9 - City Lights, Country Western February 16 - DFW Music Makers, Ball Room February 23 - High Caliber, Country Western

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

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Your Bucket List, Have you done it all yet? Granted, you may not have the opportunity (or the stomach) for exotic adventures like flying over the North Pole or riding motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, à la Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List. Heck, you may not even have a “bucket list,” per se. but aspiring to do things that tickle your fancy and get your juices flowing keeps you looking toward the future. Some claim that it’ll even make you live longer! If you haven’t got a bucket list, why not start one? Just get a nice little notebook and start writing down all the things you’ve ever aspired to do, be, see, or experience, and then start making plans and checking them off as you accomplish them. Have fun!


Golden Oldies February 2017

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

Special Events 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, 2/17, 9:15 am

Bingo and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Food served at 5:00 pm. Bingo begins at 5:30 pm. $1 per card. Saturday, 2/18, 4:30 pm

Potluck and Birthday Celebration Come enjoy our monthly potluck and birthday celebration. Members are asked to bring a dish to share with others. Those with birthdays in the month will have a chance for a $10 gift card. No advance registration required. Wednesday, 2/22, 11:30 am

972-462-5136 phone www.coppelltx.gov

Circuit Training

Coiled Bowls

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

February finds us upcycling the comfy old t-shirt into coiled fabric bowls; art you can use or great for one-ofa-kind gift giving. Please note that there will be a lot of hand sewing required for this project. Sign-ups required; all materials provided. Thursday, 2/2–2/23, 1:00 pm

Zumba

Therapeutic Horticulture Program—All About Lavender

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

Trips

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

National Scouting Museum • Irving

Line Dancing

This museum is a hidden treasure that features artifacts and exhibitions from the early days of Scouting in America and boasts the largest Scouting-related Norman Rockwell collection in the world. It also features the fine art collections of Joseph Csatari and Joseph Christian Leyendecker. We’ll tour the museum and have lunch at a local restaurant. Deadline to register is January 30. Cost: $6 Thursday, 2/9, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

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

Gaming

Supper Club • Pink Magnolia • Dallas

Mah Jongg Lessons

Inspired by the magnolia flower as a symbol of southern strength and hospitality, Pink Magnolia aims to deliver the nostalgic charm of southern home cooking in an elegant, yet casual, setting. Deadline to register is February 13. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 2/21, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Join the Mah Jongg group for a lesson!

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

Cavanaugh Flight Museum • Addison

Texas Hold ’em Tournament

Join us as we travel to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, where their mission is to restore, operate, maintain and display historically significant vintage aircraft. Their aircraft collection is one of the finest in the world. We’ll tour the museum and have lunch at a local restaurant. Deadline to register is February 13. Cost: $8 Thursday, 2/23, 9:30 am–2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aquacise 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

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

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

Join us for an indoor hands-on activity where participants assemble small horticultural projects. This winter, rediscover one of summer’s favorite herbs— lavender. Learn about the best varieties and strategies for growing lavender in your garden, then treat yourself to its relaxing qualities...Sample edible recipes using lavender and assemble lavender eye pillows and other goodies to pamper yourself. Tuesday, 2/21, 10:00 am. Space is limited to 12 participants; please signup early. Cost: $8 per class Tuesday, 1/31, 10:00 am

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

Writing for Fun Mondays, 1:00 pm

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold ’em regular play. Tuesday, 2/6, 10:30 am Sign up for our popular Texas Hold’em Tournament. Sign-ups limited to the first 48 participants. Lunch served at 12:30 pm. Sign-ups required for lunch count, a week before play. Lunch donated by Subway. Wednesday, 2/7, 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, 2/28, 10:00 am

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

Cranium Cardio Fitness isn’t just about squats, lunges, and cardio—it’s also about staying mentally nimble. Join us as we engage the brain in thinking tasks to help build brain connections. Think of it as “Cranium Cardio”. Remember more, concentrate better, and think sharper, while having fun in the process! Monday, 2/27, 1:00 pm

Weight Watchers Join Weight Watchers for a 17-week health and wellness support group lead by a trained wellness coach. Weight Watchers is designed to give you the tools to help you make healthy decisions about food and incorporate exercise. Weigh-ins begin at 6:00 pm. You can begin anytime for a prorated amount. To sign-up call Jane Doyle at 214-683-0845, you can also email her for more information at jane. doyle@weightwatchers.com. Class will not be held November 23. Wednesday, 11/9–3/8, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Cooking Class with Brulee Chef Services

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

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. Menu Elegant Valentine’s Dinner Creamy asiago polenta Pork medallions with cherry and port wine sauce, Crispy roasted broccolini, Towering flour-less chocolate cake Cost: $35 per person/per class Friday, 2/10, 11:00 am–1:30 p

Arts & Crafts

Everyone Has a Story

Jigsaw Hi-Jinx

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

Material Girls Our newest group will be a “Sister Group” to our already well established, 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 thosewho come for Material Girls will share same space. All Material Girls creations will be donated! As our new group progresses, we will develop new projects for each new charity. Our prospects are limitless in ourabilities to perform with our Servant’s Hearts. Our first charity of choice is Salvation Army! Thursdays, 1:00 pm

Scrapbooking Class In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create simple, yet beautiful keepsakes. You’ll learn how to design pages, organize your pictures, and so much more! Bring decorative paper, embellishments, and scrapbooks; some decorative paper will be available. Sign-up in advance to reserve your seat. Wednesday, 2/1, 3:00 pm

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards Do you have a passion for giving back? Here is your chance to volunteer at the Coppell Senior Center. We are looking for volunteers to assist with an internal “handmade” card making program. The cards will be used for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy cards for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested. Wednesday, 2/1, 3:00 pm

Do you have a story you’d like to share? Perhaps it is about where you were born and grew up, or some of the things you did as a child. Maybe you’d like to tell how your father and mother met, or a tidbit about your ancestors. Here’s your chance! 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, 2/15, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Educational Electronic Navigation 101 Frustrated that you can’t work your electronics? This is a great opportunity to resolve your technology challenges and increase your knowledge. This free class will teach you how to navigate your electronic devices. Advance sign-up is required. Saturday, 2/4, 10:00 am

Snack & Chat: Annuities—The Good, Bad, and Ugly Annuities have changed a lot over the last few years come learn all about annuities so you can decide for yourself. You will learn what an annuity is, how it works, the different types and tax benefits of annuities. Advance sign-up is required. Presented by Foundation for Financial Education. Saturday, 2/11, 10:00 am

AARP Tax Aide Daily, 2/4–4/5, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, No appointment necessary Alzheimer’s Prevention & Power Foods For the Brain Learn 3 easy steps you can take to protect your brain and the Power Foods to eat to improve brain function and health. We’ll also teach you how “bad” fats magnify the effects of toxins in the brain and the specific foods that can protect you. You’ll receive a printed recipe handout and see all of them prepared. Advance sign-up is required. Wednesday, 2/15, 11:00 am–1:00 pm


Daily/Weekly Activities MONDAY 9am Walking 9:30am Core 30 10:15am Beginner Yoga 12:30pm Mah Jongg 1pm Billiards 1pm Mah Jongg Lessons 2pm Bread 5pm Yoga

TUESDAY 9am Walking 9:30am Aquacise 10:15am Yo-Lates 12:30pm Duplicate Bridge 1pm Ping Pong 1pm Knit Wits

WEDNESDAY 9am Walking 1pm Hand & Foot 1pm Billiards 5pm Circuit

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

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

9am Walking 9am Cards 9:30am Aquacise 10am Bingo 12pm Pinochle 1pm Billiards

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

February 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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11:00am Online Registration

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Trivial Pursuit

6:00pm Zumba

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3:30pm– Comedy Hour 4:30pm

10:45 am Line Dancing

6:00pm

1:00pm

Nia

Arts & Crafts

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Cranium Cardio

6:00pm

Nia

New Member Social

9:30am Zumba

Scrapbooking/ Cut ups

10:00am Electronic

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Weight Watchers

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1:00pm

Texas Hold’em Lunch @ 12:30 pm

10:00am National Scouting Museum

6:00pm

Weight Watchers

Tax Aide

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

9:30am

Nia

10:45am Line Dancing 1:00pm

2pm–4pm Jigsaw Hi-Jinx

Arts & Crafts

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9:15am

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Card Making Class

1:00pm

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Everyone Has a Story

2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi-Jinx 4:00pm

6:00pm

Weight Watchers

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11:30am Potluck/Birthday Celebration

9:30am– Cavanaugh 2:30pm Flight Museum

10:00am Horticulture Therapy Class

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1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

10:00am Annuitie

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11:00am Alzheimer’s Prevention

Weight Watchers

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5:00pm– Supper Club 9:00pm Pink Magnolia

10:00am Advisory Committee Meeting

10 11:30am Sweetheart Treat

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3:00pm

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9:30am SMU—Meadows Museum

9:00am

Arts & Crafts

1:00pm

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1:00pm

Breakfast Bingo

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Tax Aide

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Zumba

4:30pm

Bingo & Game Night

24 Bingo begins at 9:15 am

25 9:00am

Tax Aide

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January/February 2017

Metrocrest Senior News

Start your 2017 right with exercise classes at no charge for anyone 50+ at the Farmers Branch Senior Center.

Employees with Varidesk volunteered with Metrocrest Services to sort food donations and package for local families. To learn more about group volunteer opportunities, call Erica at 972-446-2100 or visit www.metrocrestservices.org.

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

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Parks Coffee employees and family members toured Metrocrest Services December 6th and presented a donation check. For dates of 2017 tours, call 972-446-2100 or visit www. metrocrestservices.org.

For several years, Lucia, far left, has encouraged friends to join her in a Christmas tree project. The decorated trees they donate are provided to clients participating in the annual Metrocrest Services holiday program. She is pictured with her 2016 team which included fellow Zetas.


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January/February 2017

Metrocrest Senior News

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

Bent Tree Plaza

2661 Midway Rd, Suite 207 Carrollton

SW corner of Midway Rd & Trinity Mills

972-250-1900

Visit Today to See What Makes Us

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

Senior Discount Day Every Tuesday

metrocrestservices.org l (972) 446-2100 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Metrocrest Resale Staff Jessica Muresan, Assistant Manager Crystal Hipp, Assistant Manager JoJo Everett Scott Jones Estrella Fuentes Joanne Kelly Jennifer Hooks Kelly Lopez Judy Howard Meaghan Stuppy

Shoppers 55+ Save 20% off all regularly priced items.

Reach thousands of seniors with your sponsor ad on this page. For more information, contact Tracy Eubanks at teubanks@metrocrestservices.org

Metrocrest Services Holiday Closings Food Pantry and Offices will be closed Saturday, December 31st and Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year and Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day

Metrocrest Services Senior News—Jan./Feb. ’17 This newspaper is published bi-monthly by Metrocrest Services, a non-profit agency serving Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch and city of Dallas in Denton County. The printed News is delivered free to homes of 60+ area residents and available online at metrocrestservices.org.

Senior News

UPCOMING

13801 Hutton Dr. Suite 150 Farmers Branch, TX 75234 metrocrestservices.org

It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 Hotcake Hustle 5k/10k/Fun Run benefits Metrocrest Services Addison Circle Conference Centre

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 Scouting for America Thursday, March 23, 2017 Keyholder Breakfast benefits Metrocrest Services Marriott Quorum Addison

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