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Senior News July/August 2017

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

LIAISONS

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

5 Ideas for Seniors to Earn Extra Income

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n past generations, older adults looked to retire with three sources of income: savings, pensions, and Social Security. But no longer. With the decline of company pensions and financial markets taking a hit during the economic downturn, many seniors face less income than anticipated in retirement. Here are 5 money management tips to boost your income and savings.

1. Consider delaying retirement Did you know that by delaying the age you start to receive Social Security benefits, you can increase your benefit amount? While today’s retirement age is 66, if you wait until age 70 or later to take Social Security, you could see a significant increase in your monthly payment. Check the Social Security fact sheet When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits to learn more about this important decision. 2. Determine whether it makes sense to go back to work Even if you’ve already stopped working and started getting Social Security, a part- or full-time job can help offset extra expenses. JobSource is a tool from National Council on Aging (NCOA) that helps older adults assess their interests and skills, find training, and search for employment. Mature workers aged 55+ with very limited or no income might also consider the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP provides training and part-time community service work that for most people leads to full-time jobs. [Contact a Metrocrest Service Workforce Development Specialist to find out more about employment counseling and our Competitive Edge workshop by calling (972) 446-2100.] 3. See if other programs can help with your expenses Depending on your income, you might be eligible for help from public and private programs that can help pay for your health care, prescriptions, food, utilities, and more. Use NCOA’s free screening tool BenefitsCheckUp® (http:// www.benefitscheckup.org) to see if you may qualify for any of these programs. 4. Consider tapping your home equity If you own your home, you may want to consider freeing up income by tapping into your home equity. There are several ways to do this, including taking out a home equity loan, a home equity line of credit (HELOC), or a reverse mortgage.

A home equity loan, sometimes called a second mortgage, gives you a lump sum of money with a fixed repayment schedule. This type of loan could be a good choice if you have a home improvement project or if you want to consolidate debt. A HELOC allows you to get money when you need extra cash and only pay interest on the amount that you borrow. HELOCs make sense if you want a “rainy day” fund or cash to pay for major purchases like a new furnace. Learn more about home equity loans and HELOCs from the Federal Trade Commission. A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan that allows seniors to convert the equity in their home to cash to meet a wide range of financial needs. With a reverse mortgage, the lender pays you. The homeowner makes no payments, and all interest is added to the loan. A reverse mortgage must be repaid when you move or sell the property or the last borrower does, or by your heirs upon your death. To get unbiased information about reverse mortgages, read Use Your Home to Stay at Home, the official booklet approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before you agree to a reverse mortgage, counseling is required from a government-approved organization like NCOA. 5. Get financial help from family If you need cash to pay for medical bills or caregiver expenses, asking your family for support might be a good way to preserve this asset. Adult children need to be careful that these extra costs do not disrupt their financial plans and their ability to save for their own retirement. It is often difficult but important for families to discuss finances and options realistically. The government has made it less costly for families to pay medical bills or elder care if the taxpayer can claim an elderly relative as a dependent. This can make it easier to support older relatives who want to stay at home. It also helps ease the burden that caregiving can place on your family. Find out more about these deductions in IRS Publication 502. [Get help by contacting a Metrocrest Service case worker at (972) 4462100 or visiting our website at www.metrocrestservices.org.] From: National Council on Aging

Be a Savvy Saving Seniors®

Protect Yourself Against Scams Targeting Seniors Savvy Saving Seniors® is designed to provide older adults with a basic understanding of the types of scams targeting seniors and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim. It is difficult and uncomfortable for any generation to discuss one’s vulnerability to scams. While older adults may be engrossed in learning how to manage and protect their money, they may be resistant in sharing their financial management choices. This training would be used to empower older adults to take advantage of available resources and begin safeguarding their money by taking steps to ensure their economic safety. Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM Farmers Branch Senior Center 14055 Dennis Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234 RSVP by July 14 to (972) 919-8740

FREE LUNCH!

Attend this FREE workshop and discover: l The 10 most popular scams targeting seniors l 8 ways to protect yourself l What you should do if you’ve been scammed This is an educational event only—NO financial products will be sold. Sponsored by the National Council on Aging and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM Coppell Senior Center 345 W Bethel Road Coppell, TX 75019 RSVP by August 9 to (972) 462-5136

Monday Sept. 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM Evergreen Farmers Branch 11701 Mira Lago Blvd Farmers Branch, TX 75234 RSVP by September 4 to (972) 406-2700

Metrocrest Service Offices and Food Pantry will be closed July 4th—Independence Day

September 2nd & September 4th—Labor Day


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July/August 2017

Metrocrest Senior News

Researchers Say Speed Training May Put Off How Your Support Helps People Like Debbie Dementia—What Else Can You Do to Help you to keep donating in order to help clients like 70 year old Debbie was referred to Metrocrest September is World Alzheimer’s Month as well as National Healthy Aging Month. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affect more than five million Americans 65 and older. It’s heart breaking to watch a loved one with the disease but there is new hope. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a new 10-year study showed that speed training—computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly— beat memory and reasoning exercises, the two other popular brain training techniques. Researchers found that a total of 11 to 14 hours of speed training has the potential to cut by as much as 48 percent the risk of developing dementia 10 years later. The results of this study, entitled “Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly (ACTIVE)” were presented to the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held in July 2016. There are many different theories about the causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Gerontologists and neurologists have speculated about the factors which can exacerbate dementia for many years, but we really don’t understand the cause of this deterioration of the brain’s function. There is one key factor that consistently appears in the studies revealing the brain’s deterioration dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Imbalanced hormones. Recent research suggests that men with low testosterone are three times more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while women with low testosterone and estrogen are 50 percent more likely to develop these conditions.

Unfortunately, once Alzheimer’s disease begins, it is not reversible. As a result, the most important consideration for anyone who might be genetically predisposed for these conditions is prevention. This means one must take action to ensure that his or her hormones are optimized throughout the aging process.

Food for Thought In addition to hormone imbalance, there are other theories about lifestyle factors that might bring about this relentless cognitive decline. Food plays a critical role in helping someone avoid dementia. Processed foods, the demineralization of food, and all of the pesticides and chemicals that are being used to grow our food, have been shown to impact the onset of dementia and then Alzheimer’s disease. The toxins found in this type of food, affect the brain. There is no question about this. My rule-of-thumb for choosing food for you and your family is this: If you can’t pronounce a word on the label, it’s likely not healthy and not something you should eat.

Will This Speed Training Change Treatment for Dementia? In order to participate in this ‘speed training’ brain exercise or any other type of preventive therapy, a person must feel good enough to get up and become active. If one’s testosterone is too low, they will not have the energy necessary to participate in these dementia prevention exercises. Hormones, B vitamins—found in green, leafy vegetables—and other fresh, nonprocessed food supply the ‘fuel’ needed to

The Importance of Testosterone for Brain Health A woman’s primary hormone is estrogen and her secondary hormone is testosterone. With men, it is the reverse. Thus, both genders require testosterone in order to remain healthy. This fact is important for the study of dementia because there are literally thousands of receptors in the brain—in the parietal temporal lobe area—for testosterone. These are responsible for such things as mood and mental clarity, and as we age, the levels of testosterone decline. This causes memory and focus to also decline and agitation to increase. These are all indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. Medical researchers also find hormones play a role in beta amyloid disposition beta which is another indicator of dementia and Alzheimer’s. With the onset of dementia, the brain’s neuro fibers become entangled and the synapses become coated. There is a direct correlation between balanced estrogen and testosterone hormones in the prevention of this condition.

Services after relocating to the area. Living with her 73 year old veteran husband, Debbie was unable to gather enough funds to meet their monthly expenses despite using Social Security. Debbie’s case was even more critical due to her health issues, as she had difficulty with mobility after two unsuccessful knee operations—and the fact that she was on an oxygen respirator didn’t help either, as her electric bills were high because of it. While already utilizing our Food Pantry, Debbie also requested electric, rent and utility financial assistance. As always, we considered it our duty to help her. Metrocrest Services assisted Debbie with her electric bill, installed railings in her home to help her with mobility, while also making sure she continued to utilize our food pantry to ensure she and her husband did not go hungry. Needless to say, none of this would’ve been possible had it not been for the support of people who are always behind Metrocrest Services and all our efforts. This is why we urge

If you wish to be a part of our mission, donate right now by using the enclosed donation envelope in this issue. Let’s keep the mission going and continue to provide programs for individuals, families, and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. We can only build a stronger community together if we stand ready to serve our community! For more information about our Senior Services, visit metrocrestservices.org.

Volunteer Spotlight

Richard (Dick) Selby One of our newest additions to our highly dedicated volunteer group, Richard, otherwise known as Dick, says he supports Metrocrest Services “with my time, energy, and money” and his “own desire to love neighbors by helping them gain independence.”

How did you first get involved with Metrocrest Services?

complete these rigorous mental exercises. Moderate exercise, such as walking 20-minutes each day, also increases our brain capacity. As for this current research on speed training, I believe it will be incorporated into current therapies for prevention of these conditions. However, there is no cure. The current approach for treating cognitive decline involves using medication which slows down the decline, but doesn’t halt the process. Once the condition is diagnosed and brain cells begin to die, the condition is irreversible. Even though most medical research and literature do not focus on it, prevention is the key. From: The Senior Voice, August 1, 2016

Debbie.

I’ve lived in the community for nearly 24 years and have been involved in CROP Walks to help support Metrocrest Services over the years. I served Ridgeview Presbyterian Church in Farmers Branch as pastor for 8 years, and First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster for 13½ years. I retired on July 31, 2016. After a sabbatical, I attended a Metrocrest Ministers’ Fellowship luncheon at Metrocrest Services. I took the opportunity to investigate the possibility that volunteering might be good fit for fulfilling my own life’s goals. And it was. I began volunteering in the food pantry in November 2016 and in December, I began to serve in our Christmas toy and clothing distribution program.

When you last volunteered, donated, or attended a Metrocrest Service event, how did that make you feel?

What do you wish other people knew about Metrocrest Services? The wide variety of services offered by the agency in addition to the food pantry. The mission of the agency is to help people reach their own independence through rent assistance, utility bill assistance, budgeting and financial education, and employment counseling. We have senior services that include minor home repairs and other senior services. The agency has medical equipment available to loan. We have a computer lab in which clients can look for jobs and work on their resumes.

What might someone be surprised to know about you? That I am an identical twin.

What would you tell someone who considers volunteering? It is very fulfilling work, and you meet the nicest people, both as clients and as volunteers. Metrocrest Services is also filled with friendly employees, creating a wonderful workplace.

What’s it like to be a Metrocrest Service volunteer?

I go home feeling as though I have made the world a little better, and I have spent my time doing something worthwhile. We change the Exhausted! But also fulfilled. I enjoy the world. We make a difference. And I love being work I do, meeting wonderful people in the in that workplace. Our pay includes hugs and community, helping them through a crisis by providing food for themselves and their families. smiles.


Golden Oldies July 2017

Coppell Senior and Community Center

972-462-5136 phone

345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

www.coppelltx.gov

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 bingo. Friday, 7/21, 9:15 a.m.

Bingo Potluck and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Doors open at 4:30, potluck begins at 5 p.m., with bingo beginning at 5:30. $1 per card. Saturday, 7/15, 4:30 p.m.

4th of July BBQ Enjoy delicious barbeque from Hard Eight to celebrate Independence Day! Be sure to wear your red, white and blue, and join your friends for a wonderful time. Advanced registration is required for food count. Entertainment by the Dallas Tap Dazzlers starts at10 am, with lunch being served at 11:00 am. Deadline to register is June 26. Monday, 7/3, 10:00 am

July Potluck and Birthday Celebration—Dog Days of Summer For July’s theme, we’re asking our members to bring summer salads; potato salad, chicken salad, chopped salad, or any kind of salad you want. We’ll keep things light during these dog days of summer. Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Those with birthdays in July will have a chance for a gift card. No advance registration required. Wednesday, 7/26, 11:30 am

Trips International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame • Arlington Discover the region’s premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts. The International Bowling Museum offers a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime. We’ll tour the museum and have lunch at Cracker Barrel. Deadline to register is June 23. Cost: $6 Thursday, 7/6, 9:15 am–3:15 pm

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

Yo-Lates

Coppell Cut-Ups Handmade Cards

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-Ramire Tuesdays, 10:15 am

Do you have a passion for giving back? Here is your chance to volunteer at the Coppell Senior Center. We are looking for volunteers to assist with an internal “handmade” card making program. The cards will be used for get well, thank you, and deepest sympathy cards for our members. Sign-up in advance to show you’re interested. Wednesday, 7/5 3:00 pm

Circuit Training Every two minutes when the music changes, you will work a different muscle. The class will focus on the cardiovascular system and all major muscle groups. Guaranteed to be fun! Instructor: Christine Douglas Wednesdays, 5:15 pm

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

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

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

Gaming Mah Jongg Lessons Mondays, 1:00 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, 7/19, 1:00–3:00 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 Succulent Terrariums Plant an open glass terrarium with a variety of easy-to-grow succulents, preserved mosses, rocks, and more. Tuesday, 7/25, 10:00 am Posh Poms and No Hassle Tassles These can be ridiculously adorable, sweet, fun, funky or elegant because you hand-craft these tassels and pom poms any way you want! Multitudes of uses, so bring your A-game; space is limited. Registration required to ensure your seat and for your materials used in the class! Thursdays, 7/6–7/27, 1:00 pm

Special Interest Collette Vacations Travel Presentation Chris Keith from Collette Vacations will be taking us to see the Ireland you’ve always imagined in Irish Splendor (March 14, 2018). Some highlights include Dublin, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, and much more. Chris can answer any questions you may have regarding this trip and any others you might be interested in. Monday, 7/10, 10:00 am

Supper Club • The Theodore • Dallas

Join the Mah Jongg group for a lesson!

This month’s supper club takes us to a restaurant whose chef has a culinary vision that makes The Theodore a cut above the others. The Theodore prides itself on its classic American cooking and breads. Deadline to register is July 10. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 7/18, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

Everyone Has a Story

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold ’em regular play. Tuesday, 7/11 10:00 am

Lone Star Park • Grand Prairie

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, 7/12 1:00 pm

Do you have a story you’d like to share? Perhaps it is about where you were born and grew up, or some of the things you did as a child. Maybe you’d like to tell how your father and mother met, or a tidbit about your ancestors. Here’s your chance! 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, 7/19, 2:00pm

Lone Star Park awaits us as we take in the horse races for an evening of fun! Your cost includes admission, program, counter seating, and a cheeseburger meal with fries and a drink. Deadline to register is July 7. *Note the early deadline! Cost: $17 Thursday, 7/27, 5:00 pm–11:30 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. Monda 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

Breathe—Body—Balance This Hatha Yoga inspired posture correcting series will strengthen every system of your body, bringing a focused awareness to the mind and energetic balance to the body with an emphasis on breath, body, and balance. Please note all standing exercises may be modified to allow for sitting or lying down. All abilities are welcome. Instructor: Sophia McKinney Mondays, 10:15 am–11:15 am

Chair Yoga This basic, gentle chair only yoga class has no flow between poses. Expect a slowerpaced, stretching-focused class with basic breathing exercises and a seated meditation at the end. Hatha classes are a good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility. Instructor: Letty Martinez-Ramirez Mondays, 4:00 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

Texas Hold ’em Tournament

Groups

Online Registration Class

Ping Pong Group

Have you ever wondered how to become first on a registration list at the Coppell Senior Center? Join this class to learn how to register for the Coppell Senior Center’s programs online. Sign-up in advance, space is limited. Please bring laptop/iPad to navigate the system. You must have an email and ActiveNet password before joining the class. Please stop by the front desk for more information about pre-requisites. Monday, 7/31, 11:00 am

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 7/25 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

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, 7/3 & 7/17, 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 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 those who come for Material Girls will share same space. All Material Girls creations will be donated! As our new group progresses, we will develop new projects for each new charity. Our prospects are limitless in our abilities to perform with our Servant’s Hearts. Our first charity of choice is Salvation Army! Thursdays, 1:00 pm

Scrapbooking Class In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create simple, yet beautiful keepsakes. You’ll learn how to design pages, organize your pictures, and so much more! Bring decorative paper, embellishments, and scrapbooks; some decorative paper will be available. Sign-up in advance to reserve your seat. Wednesday, 7/5 3:00 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, 7/31, 1:00pm

Educational Common Retirement Myths Does Medicare cover long term care? Will Social Security take care of your expenses? Will your taxes be lower? Will you have to downsize your home? Come and learn common myths about retirement. The presentation is presented by The Foundation for Financial Education. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Saturday, 7/1, 10:00 am

Make Your Next Plate Great Taking care of your heart doesn’t have to be complicated. Start by uncovering some common heart care myths, then start your journey toward heart health with simple dietary strategies and supplements that will pump up your heart health. This presentation is by Natural Grocers. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Monday, 7/17, 10:00 am Lunch & Learn: Living with Joint Pain Are you suffering from Joint Pain? Come explore common misconceptions about joint pain and learn about a new proprietary protocol that will reduce inflammation, enhance tissue repair, and improve circulation naturally. This presentation will be given by Rider Center for Wellness. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Wednesday, 7/19, 11:30 am Electronic Navigation 101 New Tech High Students will be at the Coppell Senior Center to teach you what all you can do with your camera on your mobile device and tablets. You will learn how to take selfies, take and send pictures of the grandkids, and more. Walk-ins welcome. Saturday, 7/22, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Snack & Chat: Medicare Myths Keller Williams Safe Hands will help you understand the aspects of Medicare. Come learn more about eligibility and how to select a plan for you. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Monday, 7/24, 10:00 am

Electronic Navigation 101 New Tech High Student will be at the Coppell Senior Center to teach you how to create and send email on your hand-held device. Walk-ins welcome. Saturday, 7/29, 10:30 am–12:30 pm


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

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

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

8am Walking 9am Cards 9am Aquacise 10am Bingo 12pm Pinochle 1pm Billiards 1pm Ping Pong 1pm Writing 2pm Jigsaw

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

July 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 9:30 am

Zumba

10:00am Retirement Myths

3 10.00am 4th of July BBQ 3:30pm

4 Closed

5 3:00pm

Coppell Cut-ups

Trivial Pursuit

6 International Bowling Museum 1:00pm

Arts &Crafts

7 2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

8 9:30am Nia

6:00pm Zumba

10 10:00 am Collette Vacations

11 10 am

Texas Hold ’em Lesson

Nia

12 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm

17 10:00am

Make Your Next Plate Great Listen & Learn

3:30

Trivial Pursuit

18 5:00pm– Supper Club 9:00pm The Theodore

13 1:00pm

Arts & crafts

Texas Hold ’em

19 11:30am Joint Pain Lunch& Learn 1:00pm

Card Making Class

2:00pm

Everyone Has A Story

14 2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

20 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

15 4:30pm

Bingo & Game Night

21 9:15am

Breakfast Bingo

2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

22 9:30am Nia 10:30am Electronic 101

6:00pm Zumba

24

25

10:00am Medicare Myths Snack & Chat

10:00am Advisory Committee Meeting

6:00pm Nia

10:00am Horticulture Therapy Class

31 11:00am Online Reg. Class 1:00pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00pm Zumba

26 11:30am Summer Fun! Potluck/Birthday Celebration

27 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

5:00pm– Lone Star Park 11:30pm

28 9:15am Bingo 2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

29 10:30am Electronic 101


SAMPLER

July 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

La Hacienda Ranch, 330 N. I-35 E Friday, July 14, 11 am, $3/person travel fee La Hacienda specializes in Tex-Mex and has a great lunch menu. The menu is available at the front desk. If you need transportation, staff can drive five people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:45 am. Registration required.

Classes and Seminars Ceramics

Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am - No class on July 4 & 11 $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.

Technology Saturday

Saturday, July 1, 10 am-12 pm, Free One-on-one assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis on any portable device (cell phone, tablet, laptop, reader, etc). We can assist with Facebook, Twitter, email, texting, photography, etc.

Tai Chi

Monday & Wednesday, July 10-26, 10-11 am $45/resident, $49.50/non-resident for all 6 classes or $8/drop-in Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am $57/resident, $63/non-resident for all 5 classes Enjoy a Tai Chi class that focuses on the movements involving fluid motions of arms and legs, coordinated with breathing and a focus on balance. There are many health benefits to practicing Tai Chi; including an increase in energy, improved balance, and strengthened muscles.

Weight Room Orientation

Monday, July 10, 2:30-4 pm $6/resident, $6.50/non-resident Tom Noune is back in the weight room and ready to help you get started on a new path to health in this group orientation class. Limited class size. Registration required.

Walgreens Health Seminar

Wednesday, July 5, 2:30 pm, Free Medication adherence - Learn why it is important to follow the instructions of your health care provider. Registration required.

Walmart Wellness Seminar

Monday, July 10, 10 am, Free The different types of skin cancer and treatment options along with tips for prevention will be discussed. Registration required.

United Financial Services 2221 Cross Bend Rd Plano, Texas 1-800-774-4297 or 972-769-8234

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

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

Rider Chiropractic Lunch and Learn: Joint Pain

Tuesday, July 11, 12 pm, Free Are you suffering from joint pain? The Rider Center for Wellness will explain common misconceptions about joint pain and educate you on a new protocol that will reduce inflammation and enhance tissue repair. Registration required by Friday, July 7.

You Can Paint – Never Summer Range

Friday, July 14, 1-4 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.

Monthly Luncheon: Christmas in July & Patriot Paws

Thursday, July 20, 11 am, $4/person Patriot Paws will be here with a furry friend of their own. They will give a demonstration of the dogs they train at no cost for disabled American Veterans and others that have mobile disabilities or PTSD. Learn about how these dogs help restore the Veterans physical and emotional independence. Donations to Patriot Paws will be accepted. We will be celebrating Christmas in July so get ready for Sandra’s delicious turkey, dressing, gravy, corn, rolls, and chocolate cake for dessert.

The Foundation for Financial Education presents Planned Giving

Tuesday, July 25, 10 am, Free A planned gift is any major gift made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. If you have planned giving in mind, there are some things you need to know first. This class will cover one-time gifts vs. ongoing gifts, tax ramifications to families and estates, using charitable trusts or charitable strategies for planned giving, leaving a planned giving legacy, and benefits to you and your family.

ABCs of Geneology

Wednesday, July 26, 10 am, Free Join J.T. and learn how to get your family tree organized. Learn about websites to use for free and other resources. Registration required.

United Financial Services Seminar & Lunch

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 am, Free Are you confident your retirement savings will last as long as you do? Average life expectancy for retirees has continued to rise and 30+ year retirements are becoming more common. Topics covered during the seminar are: How to create a lifetime income through annuities; do you have “lazy” money, and if so, how to put it to work; how often should you have a financial review with your planner; what your planner/broker should do for you and what you should know about computer and telephone scams. Registration required by July 25.

Activities Book Club

Wednesday, July 12, 10 am, Free The selection for July is A Different Kind of Daughter - The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai with Katherin Holstein. The book club is led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, July 12, 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

Thursday, July 13, 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, July 13 & 27, 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 – The Shack (PG-13)

July 17, 1 pm, Texas Room, Free Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encouters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

B12 shots

Tuesday, July 18, 9:30-10 am, $20/person Cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Reunion Hispania

Martes, 18 de julio, 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, July 19, 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. No registration required.

Birthday Party & Bingo

Tuesday, July 25, 1 pm, Free Enjoy cake, bingo, and socializing with your friends as we celebrate this month’s birthdays. No Registration required. Sponsored by Villagio.


Texas Hold ‘Em

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

TUESDAY 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 Knit & Yarn Groupies H&F Canasta Tai Chi/$ Yoga/$ Learn to Knit/ Crochet Ping Pong Cribbage

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

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

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- Fun Chair Volleyball 6:05 pm- Dance Lessons 7 pm- Dance/$

Tuesday, July 25, Free

$ = fee applies Seating at 12:30 pm and

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

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

SATURDAY 9 am- Ping Pong

S.A.C.

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

July 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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Fourth of July Concert

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12 pm- Fourth of July

Facility Closed 9:30 pm- Community Fireworks Display

Concert

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2:30 pm- Walgreens Health Seminar

SATURDAY 1

10 am- Technology Saturday

Monday, July 3, 12-1 pm The entire family is invited to come enjoy the patriotic music provided by New Horizons Band. In-N-Out Burger will be in the parking lot serving up their yummy hamburgers or cheeseburgers with chips & drink from 11am-1 pm. No registration required.

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7 pm- Dance

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Sunset- Movie on the Square

Independence Day

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10 am- Walmart Wellness Seminar 2:30 pm- Weight Room Orientation

No Ceramics 12 pm- Rider Lunch & Learn

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1 pm- Movie Monday The Shack

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

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10 am- Book Club 10:45 am- Hot Dog Wednesday

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1 pm- Adult Coloring

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11 am- Quilting Group 5 pm- Pot Luck 7 pm- Dance

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11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

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

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games begin at 1 pm. The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required. **********************

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7 pm- Concert on the Square

Senior Center Advisory Council elections were held in May. We are proud to announce the new members of your council: Marsha Day, Rusty Pendleton, Charles Smith, Nancy Tiegreen, and Jim Rogers. We’d also like to thank Soon Miller and Carol Blasé for their six years of service, and Roz Parker for her two years of service. Thank you all for the years of dedicated service to the center and your community. Continuing their terms of office will be Gerry LaLima, Peter O’Rourke, Carrie Solley, and Danielle Thurman. New officers have been elected. Stop by and check our bulletin board for photos and information on the election. July also begins the collection of school supplies for local children through Metrocrest Services. Please consider donating so local kids will be given every opportunity to be able to learn in school. Signing up for weather alerts with the Carrollton Alert system is easy. This alert will provide warning in case of storms or other emergencies that could occur in Carrollton. Sign up online at www.carrolltonalert.com.

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

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10 am- ABCs of Geneology

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

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Thursday Night Dance

Dance lesson will be announced and begins at 6:05 pm The dance is every Thursday, 7 pm, $5/person Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be Progressive Double Two Step. The Madison on Marsh July 6 - Doc Gibbs - Variety is providing snacks for July 13 - City Lights - Country Western two of the scheduled July 20 - DFW Music Makers - Ballroom bingo events this month. July 27 - High Caliber - Country Western Wednesday, July 5 & 19, 10:20 am, Roundup Room

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Experience what Downtown Carrollton has to offer. On Saturday, July 8 at dusk, Guardian of the Galazy will show on the big screen at the downtown square. Bring a chair and enjoy. A concert on the square is a great way to spend your Saturday evening. George Anderson will be performing onJuly 22 from 7-9pm. Both events are free.


SAMPLER

August 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 Little Greek Restaurant, 3220 E. Hebron Pkwy Friday, August 11, 11 am, $3/person travel fee

The menu is available at the front desk. If you need transportation, staff can drive 5 people and will be departing the Senior Center at 10:45 am. Registration required.

Classes and Seminars Ceramics

Tuesdays, 9-11:30 am - No class August 1 $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.

Walgreens Wellness Seminar

Wednesday, August 2, 2:30 pm, Free Learn about over-the-counter vitamins and herbal supplements and their possible side effects. Registration required.

Tai Chi

Monday & Wednesday, August 7-23, 10-11 am $45/resident, $49.50/non-resident for all 6 classes or $8/drop-in Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am $45/resident, $50/non-resident for all 4 classes Enjoy a Tai Chi class that focuses on the movements involving fluid motions of arms and legs, coordinated with breathing and a focus on balance. There are many health benefits to practicing Tai Chi; including an increase in energy, improved balance, and strengthened muscles.

Book Club

Wednesday, August 9, 10 am, Free The selection for August is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The book club is free and led by volunteers. Please join them and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion.

AARP Smart Driver Class

Wednesday, August 9, 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, driver’s license and pay the instructor. Registration required.

Hot Dog Wednesday

Wednesday, August 9, 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

Thursday, August 10, 5 pm Pot Luck is an opportunity for you to prepare a dish to share with your friends, try something new to eat, have some fun, and an evening out at the Senior Center playing games.

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 - Sunset in Sedona

Friday, August 18, 1-4 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.

Foundation for Financial Education Taxes in Retirement

Tuesday, August 22, 10 am, Free Are annuities good or bad? Things have changed a lot in the last few years. In the All About Annuities class, we invite you to come and learn what an annuity is, how annuities work, types of annuities, and are there tax benefits to annuities. Registration required.

ABCs of Geneology

Wednesday, August 23, 10 am, Free Join J.T. and learn how to get your family tree organized, learn about websites to use for free or how to get it for a short time without paying. Registration required.

Activities

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!

August Monthly Luncheon

Thursday, August 17, 11 am, $4/person Beach Party is the theme for August. We’re having fried chicken, potato salad, fruit salad, rolls, and lemon layered dessert. Come dressed in your shorts ready to party. Participation in the activity is not required but highly recommended. Registration required by Tuesday, August 15. Hosted by N.E. Management.

April Diversity Luncheon

On the third Thursday of every month, the Senior Center has a luncheon with a different theme and a wide variety of food prepared by Sandra from First Baptist Church in Carrollton. The April Luncheon was a celebration of our diversity and showcased our many different backgrounds. Many of the seniors decorated a table from the courty or state where they were born. We had table decoration from Cambodia, Dallas, Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Texas, St. Thomas, West Texas, and Wisconsin. Everyone who participated elaborate on their table decorations. This was a great learning experience for all of us. If you haven’t signed up for a luncheon, give it a try; the cost is $4.00. You will be entertained and experience a great meal with lots of friendly people.

Sing-along Group

Friday, August 4 & 18, 11 am-12 pm, Free Be a part of a group of seniors who love to sing. No registration required.

Quilting Group

Thursday, August 10 & 24, 11 am-1 pm, Free Come and quilt with us! Bring your own sewing machine and supplies. You can bring your own material or purchase some from the group leader. We’ll start with small projects then progress to table runners, bowls, pouches, and quilts. No registration required.

B12 Shots

Tuesday, August 15, 9:30-10 am ONLY $20 cash or check payable to Flu Shots of America.

Adult Coloring with Sandra Vance

Puerto Rico - Courtesy of Maria Linares and Anais Zarate

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

Walmart Wellness Seminar

Is There a Season for all Vaccines Monday, August 14, 10 am, Free With flu season coming up, learn about CDC recommendations on the flu vaccine and other recommended vaccines. Registration required. Cambodia - Courtesy of Kong Luk


Movie Monday- A Quiet Passion (PG-13)

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

TUESDAY

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

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

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

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

$ = fee applies August 21, 1 pm, Texas

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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 1 pm- Fun Chair Volleyball 6:05 pm- Dance Lesson 7 pm- Dance/$

7 am- Walking 9 am- Aerobics/$ 9 am- Dominoes 9 am- Painting 9 am- Scrabble 10 am- H&F Canasta 11 am- Yoga/$ 12:30 pm- Pinochle 1 pm- Volleyball Team Practice

9 am- Ping Pong

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.

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

August 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY 1

No Ceramics

WEDNESDAY 2

2:30 pm- Walgreens Health Seminar

THURSDAY 3 7 pm- Dance

FRIDAY 4

11 am- Sing-along

SATURDAY 5

Room, Free This tale of famous author Emily Dickenson spans her entire life. Emily’s beginnings as a small child are shown, detailing the events that led her to start writing. Her life as an introspective person is presented and the effect it had on Emily’s personal relationships growing up. These relationships, combined with an introspective lifestyle, would go on to inspire Dickenson’s writings. Her final years are shown as a reclusive writer that was unaware of the inspiring legacy she would leave behind. Sponsored by Oxford Glen.

Reunion Hispania

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10 am- Walmart Wellness Seminar

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

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

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1 pm- Adult Coloring

10 am- ABCs of Geneology

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

Thursday Night Dance

Dance lesson will be announced and begins at 6:05 pm The dance is every Thursday, 7 pm, $5/person Refreshments served at the break. Dance lesson will be Fox Trot. August 3 - Doc Gibbs,Variety August 10 - City Lights, Country Western August 17 - DFW Music Makers, Ballroom August 24 - High Caliber, Country Western August 31 - Southern Pride, Country Western .

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10 am- The Foundation for Financial Education

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11 am- Quilting Group 5 pm- Pot Luck 7 pm- Dance

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11 am- Luncheon 7 pm- Dance

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11 am- Quilting Group 7 pm- Dance

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

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Texas Hold ‘Em

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7 pm- Concert on the Square

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7 pm- Dance

Wednesday, August 2 & 16, 10:20am, Roundup room Madison on Marsh is providing snacks for two of the scheduled bingo events this month.

Special Event

Craft Fair Saturday, October 29, 9 am-3 pm, Free Browse and shop a variety of handmade craft items for sale at the Annual Senior Center Craft Fair! Booths with a six foot table and two chairs are available to rent to Carrollton Senior Center members starting August 7 and to the general public on August 21. A State of Texas Sales Tax Permit is required to register for a booth and space is limited. For more information contact the event coordinator, Susan Schafer at 972466-9815 or email susan.schafer@cityofcarrollton.com

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Martes, 14 de agosto, a las 3pm Una cena para nuestros huéspedes que hablan español se celebra el tercer martes de cada mes. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe en juegos. Se requiere una membresía del Senior Center para participar en este evento. Tuesday, August 29, 1 pm, Free Seating at 12:30 pm and games begin at 1 pm. The first 64 participants will be seated. No registration required.

Tuesday, August 29, 1 pm, Free Enjoy cake, bingo, and socializing with your friends as we celebrate this month’s birthdays. No registration required. Sponsored by Signature Pointe on the Lake.

Kitchen Volunteer Needed

Work a few hours a week at the Senior Center helping in the kitchen. For more information call Lori at 972466-4850.


Golden Oldies August 2017

Coppell Senior and Community Center

972-462-5136 phone

345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, Texas 75019

www.coppelltx.gov

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 bingo. Friday, August 18, 9:15 a.m.

Bingo Potluck and Game Night Come enjoy great company, food, and games. Make sure to bring food to share with everyone. Doors open at 4:30, potluck begins at 5 p.m., with bingo beginning at 5:30. $1 per card. Saturday, August 19, 4:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social Heat got you down? Got the summer time blues? Come and join in on the fun with an ice cream social at the Senior Center, sponsored by Sandy Lake Rehabilitation and Care Center. We’ll enjoy each other’s company in a nice air conditioned building. Advance registration is required. Friday, 8/11, 11:30 am

August Potluck and Birthday Celebration—Luau! Come enjoy our monthly potluck and birthday celebration with a twist. Don your best Hawaiian outfit and join us for a luau feast. The Center will provide the meat and members are asked to bring side dishes that remind them of a luau. Delicious non-alcoholic frozen drinks will be served. Those with birthdays in August will have a chance for a gift card. Entertainment will be provided by the Grace Hula Dancers. No advance registration required. Wednesday, 8/23, 11:30 am

Zumba

Therapeutic Horticulture Program

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

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 Pressed Flower “Stained Glass” Artfully arrange colorful pressed flowers and leaves between squares of plexiglass to place in a window. Tuesday, 8/15, 10:00 am Fabric Wrapped Frames We will upscale-upcycle wooden frames using simple to sumptuous fabrics! We provide all the materials; you provide your creativity. Space is limited, registration required to ensure your seat and for your materials used in the class! Thursdays, 8/3–8/31, 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Mondays, 1:00 pm

Texas Hold ’em Lessons

Trips

Want to brush up on your skills? Lessons will take place the day before Texas Hold’em regular play. Tuesday, 8/8 10:00 am

Frisco Mercantile • Frisco

Texas Hold ’em Tournament

Beat the heat with us at the Frisco Mercantile, a unique space with 200+ vendors offering art, antiques, collectibles, clothing, home décor & gifts. We’ll have lunch first at the Depot Café in Frisco and then go over to the Mercantile. This trip is walking intensive. Deadline to register is July 31. Cost: FREE Thursday, 8/10, 11:00 am–4:30 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, 8/9 1:00 pm

Supper Club • Reno Reds Frontier Cooking •Roanoke Pull out those cowboy boots and hat and join us for frontier cooking, including ribs & chops, fired up in a Wild West roadhouse with a backyard patio! This will be a supper club like none other—you don’t want to miss out. Deadline to register is August 7. Cost: $3 Tuesday, 8/15, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Dallas World Aquarium • Dallas Enjoy an afternoon with us as we travel to the Dallas World Aquarium and experience nature’s adventure with fascinating exhibits and displays. We’ll have lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse then finish the afternoon at the Aquarium. This trip is walking intensive. Deadline to register is August 14. Cost: $18 Thursday, 8/24, 10:30 am–3:30 pm

Fitness

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

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, August 28, 1:00pm

Weight Watchers Join Weight Watchers for a 17 week health and wellness support group lead by a trained wellness coach. Weight Watchers is designed to give you the tools to help you make healthy decisions about food and incorporate exercise. Weigh-ins begin at 6:00 pm. You can begin anytime for a prorated amount. To sign-up call Jane Doyle at 214683-0845, you can also email her for more information at jane.doyle@weightwatchers. com. Wednesday, 6/7–9/27, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Cooking Class with Brulee Chef Services

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

Advisory Committee All Advisory Committee Members are asked to be present at the meeting. Members, if you are interested in placing items on the advisory committee monthly agenda, please see an advisory committee member. Tuesday, 8/29, 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

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 August Menu Spring Salad with Vinaigrette Grilled Summer Vegetable Risotto Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries Friday, 8/11, 11:00 am–1:30 pm

Everyone Has a Story

Join in on the fun! Interested players, be prompt and come in teams of 3 (or you will be placed on a team). Monday, 8/7 & 8/21, 3:30 pm–5:30 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, 8/16, 2:00pm

Personal Training

Arts & Crafts

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

Knit Wits Fiber Arts Group

Educational

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

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

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

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

Trivial Pursuit

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

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

Scrapbooking Class In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create simple, yet beautiful keepsakes. You’ll learn how to design pages, organize your pictures, and so much more! Bring decorative paper, embellishments, and scrapbooks; some decorative paper will be available. Sign-up in advance to reserve your seat. Wednesday, 8/2, 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, 8/16, 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, 8/16, 1:00–3:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Personal Finances Join Mass Mutual as they teach you how to organize your finances so they will work for you. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Wednesday, 8/2, 11:30 am

Snack & Chat: Habits of Happy People Happiness is a choice and a way of living that anyone can learn. Discover how you can find more joy in every part of your life. You’ll also learn tips for staying positive during life’s challenges. Information will be presented by Humana. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Monday, 8/7, 10:00 am

Electronic Navigation 101 New Tech High Students will be at the Coppell Senior Center to teach you how to use Face Time and Skype. Walk-ins welcome. Saturday, 8/12, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Snack & Chat: Making Sense of Medicare Come learn how to make the Medicare choice that’s right for you. Find out the facts about Medicare, your Medicare options, costs, important dates, and more. Information will be provided by Humana. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Monday, 8/14, 10:00 am

Lunch & Learn: Avoiding Scams This session will provide older adults with a basic understanding of the types of scams targeting seniors and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim. It is difficult and uncomfortable for any generation to discuss one’s vulnerability to scams. This training is used to empower older adults to take advantage of available resources and begin safeguarding your money by taking steps to ensure your economic safety. Presentation by Metrocrest Services. Sign-ups required to reserve your spot. Wednesday, 8/16, 11:30 am

Tuscan Tour of Silverado Join us on this Tuscan themed tour of Silverado’s Memory Care Facility and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a grand prize drawing. Everyone on the tour will receive a gift with a $10.00 limit. Space is limited so reserve your time for either tour. Both tours are the same so choose the time that’s best for your schedule. Monday, 8/21 Tour #1: Departs at 10:00 am from Coppell Senior Center Tour #2: Departs at 2:00 pm from Coppell Senior Center


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

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

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

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

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

8am Walking 9am Cards 9am Aquacise 10am Bingo 12pm Pinochle 1pm Billiards 1pm Ping Pong 1pm Writing 2pm Jigsaw

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

August 2017 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

2

3

4

5

11:30am Financial Home Lunch & Learn 3:00pm

1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

9:30am Zumba 10:30am Electronic 101

Coppell Cut-ups

6:30pm Bingo

7 10:00 am Habits of Happy People Snack & Chat 3:30pm

8 10:00am Texas Hold ’em Lesson

9 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm

Texas Hold ’em

Trivial Pursuit

10 11:00am– Frisco Mercantile 4:30pm

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

1:00pm

11:30am Ice Cream Social

Arts & Crafts

6:00pm Zumba

14 10:00am Medicare 6:00pm Nia

21

15

16

10:00am Horticulture Therapy Class

11:30am Avoiding Scams Lunch & Learn

5:00pm– Supper Club

1:00pm

Card Making Class

9:00pm Reno Reds Frontier

2:00pm

Everyone Has a Story

22

17 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

24 10:30am– Dallas World Aquarium 3:30pm 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

6:00pm Zumba

1:00pm

Cranium Cardio

6:00pm Nia

9:30am Nia 10:30am Electronic 101

29 10:00am Advisory Committee Meeting

18 9:15am

Breakfast Bingo

19 4:30pm

Bingo & Game Night

2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

23 11:30am Luau!! Potluck/Birthday Celebration

Trivial Pursuit

28

12

2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

10:00am Tuscan Tour of or 2:00pm Silverado 3:30pm

11

30

31 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

25 9:15am Bingo 2:00pm– Jigsaw Hi Jinx 4:00pm

26 9:30am Nia


July/August 2017

Metrocrest Senior News

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ABOVE: Volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch helping distribute Sack bags to kids in the local area. TOP RIGHT: Magnolia Market Coppell Senior Center Trip. RIGHT: Young Men’s Service League volunteers helping sort fresh produce donated by volunteer community gardeners.

Since 2007 the Prestonwood Baptist Church Adult 5 Fellowship have donated over 3,000 cereal boxes to the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry.

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

The High Technology Clinic is held each Thursday, 1–3 pm at the Farmers Branch Senior Center through August 10. Bring your mobile devices and cell phone and let one of our Recreation Center teens help answer your questions. Pictured is a teen helping senior Madeline Rude.


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Metrocrest Senior News

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, Program Manager Clarice Mastin, Workforce Development Specialist Tanisha Williams, Workforce Development Specialist Sharonda Burnett, Case Manager Janet Delgado, Case Manager Liza Sullivan-Galloway, Case Manager Ofelia Zamora, Lead Case Manager 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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