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The Seven Oaks Senior Center Monthly Newsletter

JUNE 2018

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Free Walker & Wheel Chair Clinic

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Tech Savvy Seniors

55+ Senior & Community Center


Welcome

Meet our Team

Welcome to the Seven Oaks Senior Center. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the grand generation through nutritional, recreational, educational, and social programs and services. A variety of activities and events are offered that are sure to cover your interests. Our hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday with occasional activities offered on Saturdays. We serve a lunch at 12noon with a partnership with Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA). If you would like to participate in our lunch program, please call the business day prior to make a reservation. We invite you to be a part of a team that paves the way to build a thriving, educational and FUN senior center. Your visit is guaranteed to be met with a warm welcome and a smile.

Brenda Stanislav

Sierra Gonzalez

Program Director

Program Assistant

Nancy Gaukel

Monica Finch

Program Assistant

Program Assistant

Contact us for more information: phone: 402-451-4477 ext. 126 website: www.sevenosc.org

Free Walaker & Wheel Chair Clinic On Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:30pm to 2:30pm Better Lives LLC was pleased to offer a FREE Walker and Wheelchair Clinic. Better Lives LLC was on hand for minor repairs and maintenance. Seniors came and relaxed and sat back while their walker/wheelchair got inspected and “tuned up”. Better Lives LLC is a supplier of medical equipment such as respirators, wheelchairs, home dialysis systems, or monitoring systems, that are prescribed by a physician for a patient’s use in the home and that are usable for an extended period of time.

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Benefits of Exercise The benefits of physical activity for people of all ages are often touted, but is it safe for seniors to exercise? According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, almost all older people can benefit from more physical activity. In fact, regular exercise prevents chronic disease, improves mood and lowers chances of injury. As we age, our bodies take a little longer to repair themselves, but moderate physical activity is good for people of all ages and ability levels. In fact, for most people, the benefits of exercising regularly far outweigh the risks. Even older individuals with chronic illnesses can find ways to work out safely. Many medical conditions can be improved through physical exercise, including Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, heart disease, diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure and obesity.

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Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for the 9am exercise class with Elaine, a certified yoga instructor. Our chair exercise class is a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. The workout combines aerobic, flexibility and resistance (strength) training with plenty of friendly fun with a goal of improving fitness level and balance. Resistance bands are offered for resistance and exercise balls are offered for fun. A chair is used for seated or standing support.

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3 1.) The Rays of Hope students from LaSalle Middle School located in Cedar Rapids, IA provided seniors with a delightful performance to kick off their volunteer weekend. 2.) Seniors took part in a cooking demostration and made Green Apple Nachos that was offered by No More Empty Pots. 3.) Notre Dame Housing particpated in the 2018 Florence Day Parade on May 12th. Fun was had by all. 3


Tech Savvy Seniors Community Food Pantry Date: 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Friday 11am-12pm Contact: Brenda Stanislav | (402) 451-4477 ext. 126 Community Food Pantry Date: 3rd Wednesday 10am-2pm Contact: Brenda Stanislav | (402) 451-4477 ext. 126 On Monday, May 7th at 1:30pm David Cohen presented on Computer Training Classes. David will offer computer classes. Classes will focus on the things you need to know to get the best from your computer. Research has shown that many seniors feel intimated by computers, but computer classes offer computer novices an easy way to learn basic, essential computer skills. Learning basic computer skills provides seniors with both professional and personal benefits. Group classes give senior citizens an opportunity to interact with each other and their instructors, preventing isolation. The more type of classes you offer, the more opportunities your residents have to engage in beneficial social interactions. SOSC classes are FREE and open to the public. Anyone is welcome e to come and ask questions. Classes are offered every Tuesday at 3pm in the senior center. Contact Brenda at 402-451-4477 ext. 126 for more information.

Werner Park Baseball Game Date: Monday, June 11th 12noon Contact: Brenda Stanislav | (402) 451-4477 ext. 126 Grief’s Journey Speaker Date: Tuesday, June 12th 1:30pm Contact: Barbara Thomas | (402) 451-4477 ext. 129 Apostle Nursing Home Speaker Date: Thursday, June 21th 1:30pm Contact: Barbara Thomas | (402) 451-4477 ext. 129 Farmers’ Market Vouchers Sign-Up & Speaker Date: Friday, June 22nd at 2pm Contact: Brenda Stanislav | (402) 451-4477 ext. 126 Walker & Wheelchair Clinic Date: Tuesday, June 26th 1:30pm alique sa aut Barbara adist que Thomas vend Contact: | (402) 451-4477 ext. 129 Merrymakers Entertainment Date: Wednesday, June 27th at 1:30pm Topic: Celebrating June Birthday’s with music by Joyce Torchia sponsored by the Merrymakers Contact: Brenda Stanislav | (402) 451-4477 ext. 126 North Omaha Area Health Speaker Date: Wednesday June 27th 1:30pm Contact: Barbara Thomas | (402) 451-4477 ext. 129 Nebraska Humane Society Speaker Date: Thursday, June 28th 1:30pm Contact: Barbara Thomas | (402) 451-4477 ext. 129

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