www.newarkseniorcenter.com • (302) 737-2336 The Newsletter of the Newark Senior Center Vol.17, Number 12 • December 2016
Sending Warm Wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season from the NSC Staff
PICK UP YOUR JANUARY NEWSLETTER: December 22nd & 23rd Holiday Celebrations...details on page 37 NSC Songbirds - Friday, December 9th at lunch New Years Celebration - Friday, December 30th
NEWARK SENIOR CENTER
Center Staff Executive Director Carla Grygiel ext.115 Secretary Margaret Fraser ext. 111 Social Services Dirctor Anika Turner ext. 112 Early Memory Loss Program Coordinator Katiana Foizen ext. 124 Program Director Katie Rivera ext. 119 Program Coordinator Heather Mitchell ext. 127 Program Assistant Megan Young ext. 129 Development Director Jessica Feinberg ext. 113 Food Service Director Raymond Williams ext. 117 Nutrition Director/Meals on Wheels Coordinator Stefanie Thomas ext. 116 Food Service Staff
Mary Lou Bishop Holly Bovee Rhonda Faison Diana Ferrara Angela Suglia
Accountant Mercedia Green Facility Director Wendell Davis Facility Assistant Sterdie Maxwell Site Manager Bruce Zabel
The Newark Senior Center enhances the lives of the 50+ community by providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit. 200 White Chapel Drive â€˘ Newark, DE 19713 Phone: (302) 737-2336 Fax: (302) 737-2636 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.newarkseniorcenter.com Main Center Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 8:30pm Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Reception Desk Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm Membership Dues: $30/Year or $300/Lifetime
We accept cash, check, Mastercard and Visa for memberships, trips, & classes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Arts
Classes & Workshops 27-29 Pool
Clubs & Groups
26 Resource Center 30-31
Daily Activities Calendar 44 Save the Dates
Bus Drivers Jim Dilks Brenda See Robert Smith Michael Stokes Newsletter Advertising Inquiries Merrily Schiavone (302)366-0681 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Special Activities Calendar 40 Support Groups
3 45 32 18-21
Group Fitness Classes 41-43 Volunteer Opportunities 16-17 Meals on Wheels 39 Wellness 34 Member Information
Advertisements in the NSC News are paid advertisements and are not endorsed by the NSC.
Tis the season! Our mail boxes are filled with requests and although we may have good intentions for our charitable giving – we still need to make smart choices. Several years ago I commented about really being selective about giving during this time of year. I made the mistake of embracing a certain nonprofit, even encouraging friends and family to check it out. A few weeks after the holidays, the organization made the news about their mismanagement of funds. I now choose to give locally where a donation of any size can make an impact and I can see what is being done to help strengthen our community. Some of you may prefer to give on a more individual or personal basis. We are partnering with Home Instead to support the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program. You are welcome to pick up a gift tag, return the suggested gift before December 9th to help seniors in our community who may not be around friends or family during the holidays. If you are a baker, our Meals on Wheels program welcomes homemade baked goods to treat our MOW clients to holiday goodies. Donations can be dropped off the week of December 12th.
I hope you truly treasure the special times we all experience during the holidays. Please take a look at the musical performances and other wonderful opportunities here at the Center. We will also have a New Year’s celebration on December 30th at lunchtime. No matter how you choose to spend the holiday season, I hope that you treasure you time with friends and family.
FLEA MARKET SUCCESS!!
Gross sales from the Fall Sale totaled more than $27,000 - which helps to support the general operating expenses of the Center. Thank you to all of our priceless volunteers who helped to make our flea market a success. We really couldn’t do it without you!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Polly Sierer Vice President: Lyn Henshaw Treasurer: Joe Brady Secretary: Eileen Keely Mary Ann Brown Meredith Chapman Jerry Clifton Connie Cox Linda Debski Barbara Habermann Ed Kurtz Ed Osienski Michael Smith Judy Taggart Virginia Thomas Robert Walters Steve Wheat Laura Wolfe Newark Senior Center Board of Directors is composed of up to 18 members of our community. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except July & August) at 5:30pm. Anyone is welcome to attend as a guest.
OPEN-DOOR POLICY - Please know that if you have questions or concerns about the NSC I will do my best to try to address them. Please be respectful of staff when they are on the phone or in a meeting. You are welcome to have a seat in the Reception area until the staff member is available. ~Carla Grygiel, Executive Director
SAVE THE DATES
DECEMBER 9th - Chorus Performance at lunch 26th - Center Closed 30th - New Year's Celebration
December 3rd & 17th 10:00am - 2:00pm The Center is open - stop by to play billiards, use the computers in the library or bring a friend to work on a puzzle!
MEMBER INFORMATION PLEASE SCAN IN AT THE PODIUMS
It is important for us to track accurate attendance. All members should scan in with their key fobs when they come into the Center. Sign in sheets are to be used only by visitors to the Center. A valid NSC membership is required for participation in all programs (unless otherwise noted). If you would like a lanyard for your key fob, please ask for one at the Reception Desk. Sign in sheets are to be used by visitors to the Center. Thank you ATTENTION NSC MEMBERS & TRIP PARTICIPANTS:
Please update your contact information to include cell phone numbers - they are useful in an emergency situation. Thank You.
THE NSC DOES NOT SELL OR GIVE ITS MEMBERSHIP LIST TO ANY OTHER ENTITY.
IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER INFORMATION All December Newsletter submissions must be received by: December 5th @ 5pm You can leave submissions with Margaret Fraser, Secretary, or email them to email@example.com Thank You
NEWSLETTER PICK UP
December 22nd & 23rd If you do not pick your newsletter up, it will be mailed on December 27th Volunteers are needed to help with the Newsletter Mailing on December 27th 9-10am in Evergreen C - walk ins welcome All new trips/classes/programs will be available for registration starting on the first of the month.
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE NEWARK SENIOR CENTER
Option 1: NSC Bus Bus service available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. Tickets: $10 for 10 rides •Individuals must be an NSC member to ride the Center bus. •Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. •Busses leave NSC to start pick-ups at 8am. Busses depart from NSC at 2pm to go home. Bus Routes: City of Newark – City of Newark Pike Creek – from City of Newark to Rt. 7 & Rt. 2 Bear – from City of Newark to Rt. 71, Rt. 72 & Rt. 896 Friday Shopping: Friday mornings (shopping bus leaves NSC when all 3 routes have arrived at the Center) alternating between College Square Shopping Center & Pencader Plaza * Please contact Wendell Davis (ext 126) if you have questions about NSC's Bus Program ** Funding received from New Castle County CDBG Program and the United Way of Delaware Option 2: City of Newark Unicity Bus NSC is on the City of Newark FREE Unicity Bus Routes. This services the official City of Newark limits. Schedules posted on bulletin board in kitchen hallway or at www. cityofnewarkde.us
Option 3: DART The Dart fixed-route bus stop is approximately ½ block from NSC. Schedules available at www.dartfirststate.com Option 4: DART Paratransit Qualified members can use the DART Paratransit service. Information: http://www.dartfirststate.com/services/para_services. shtml
FOR THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ANY CHANGES OF ACTIVITIES IN THE CENTER, LOOK FOR OUR DIGITAL DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF THE CENTER!
Please thank our donors for their support of the Center A Special Thank You to:
Barry O’Connor, Beryl King, Betty Stahl, Beverly Ann Kane, Christine Marshall, Ed Osienski, Harry Coulsting, K. Jean Williams, Katherine Taylor, Kathleen Schaffer-Grau, Michael & Connie Cox, Richard & Peggy Sacher, Shirley Booth, Timothy’s of Newark, George & Margaret Grundy, Caroline Martz, William & Ethel Scheper, James & Carla Grygiel, Jerry Clifton, Mary Brevoort, and Charlie & Diane Baxter who donates to the Center on a monthly basis and to Roberta Emmons who contributes to Meals on Wheels on a bi-monthly basis.
Thank You for the following generous people who contributed between October 8, 2016 - October 31, 2016 In Support of NSC Services: Fran Barhydt, Elizabeth Clemens, Martin Dewalt, Steven Graham, Joan Holstein, Mary Alice Hopper, Robert Leake, Ethel MacDougall, Gregory and Marie Picard, Kenneth Ricker, Catherine Spence, Jinshen Zhang In Support of Meals on Wheels in Memory of Sophie Kacmarcik Saundra Klinedinst, Helen Shields, John and Karen Skurla In Memory of Elbert Chance Ray and Nancy McMillan
In Memory of Thomas Kelly Ann Kelly, Dorothy Phipps, Steve Seifred In Memory of Tom Gillette Robert and Hilda Burton
In Memory of Edwina Cooper P.S. Morris
We appreciate the donations that many groups make to the Center in an effort to offset the cost of maintaining the building. For the Month of October 2016
NSC NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING
Please patronize our advertisers and let them know you appreciate their support of NSC. That is the best way to thank them for your newsletter. If you would like information about advertising in the NSC Newsletter, please contact Merrily at (302)366-0681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Pinochle Mah Jongg
Friday Pinochle Canasta
Shuffleboard & Billiards
Hi-Flyers Investment Club
Table Tennis Book Club
Total Group Donations: $554.12
Christmas Jewelry Sale
Wednesday, December 7th 10:00am - 2:00pm By popular request, "The Jewelry Ladies" will be returning just in time for your Christmas Shopping! Remember, a little something for yourself is always appropriate, too!
NSC WISH LIST Gift Cards to: • BJs • ShopRite • Lowes or Home Depot • (Snack-sized) chips, pretzels, cookies, crackers, candy • Cases of soda – Coke, Pepsi in regular, diet, and caffeine-free varieties • Dry Erase Board Erasers • Reams of white or colored copier paper • Mystery prizes for BINGO - Value: $10 - $20 • AA Batteries • Large Print Books
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!
At the beginning of each month, staff will be hiding 3 golden tickets around the Center. Golden Tickets can contain anything from: NSC merchandise, tickets to events and more. If you find a ticket, please bring it to the office to redeem your prize!
Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to bake cookies for our annual Christmas baskets!
• Drop off in MoW office between December 1st & 19th • Regular & Sugar Free requested • We are looking for about 3 dozen but appreciate all donations
If you have any questions, please call the office at 737-5747.
to benefit the Newark Senior Center's Meals on Wheels Program
all you can eat soup
Sunday, February 19th
Doors open at 4pm â€˘ Soup served 4:30 - 5:30pm Individual tickets: $50, Reserved table of 8: $400 Tickets and sponsorship information: www.newarkseniorcenter.com or 302-737-2336
WHY SHOULD I PRE-REGISTER?
Often, in the newsletter, you will be asked to register at the Reception Desk. It is important that you do so for several reasons. 1. We sometimes cancel a class/trip due to low registration. If you are interested and do not sign up, you might miss out on a class/trip that you are interested in. 2. If a class is cancelled and you are not registered, we can’t call you to notify you of the cancellation. Then you come to the Center and are disappointed that you have made the trip for a cancelled class. 3. Instructors will often ask us for a number of registrations. This helps them to prepare for the class and make the appropriate number of handouts. 4. Room assignments might be able to be adjusted to accommodate a smaller or larger group, but this too depends on the number of registrations. ~Thank you!
HELP WANTED PART TIME BUS DRIVER
to provide safe, reliable door to door transportation to members. This position is a split shift from approximately 8:00 10:30am and 2:00 - 4:30pm M, T, W, & F. A CDL is required. Please contact Wendell Davis at 737-2336 ext 126 or email@example.com for more information.
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COMMUNITY NEWS DISCUSS NEW CASTLE COUNTY ISSUES: 5TH DISTRICT
Friday, December 2nd 9:00am - 10:00am Please join Councilwoman Lisa Diller at the Newark Senior Center for an open discussion of issues in New Castle County that concern you! This is open to all residents of the 5th district. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Susan Moore at 395-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW CASTLE COUNTY LIBARIES: BOOK BUDDY PROGRAM
This outreach program is designed to provide access to library materials for the homebound and their caregivers who are unable to get to the library or to those living in assisted living communities in New Castle County. Book Buddy volunteers deliver library materials to those enrolled in the program on a regular basis. For more information, call: 302-395-5656
WELLNESS 65 PLUS PROGRAM FROM RITE AID Friday, December 2nd 9:00am - 10:00am Benefits for enrolled seniors 65+ including 20% Representative, Ed Osienski will be available at off purchases the first Wednesday of the month. Visit your local Rite Aid for details. the NSC for an open discussion of issues.
DISCUSS STATE ISSUES: 24TH DISTRICT
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE IS LOOKING FOR STUDY PARTICIPANTS:
Parkinson’s Clinic: (302) 831-3195 • Stroke Study: (302) 831-4615
Newarkâ€™s best kept secret...
The Gift Shoppe at the Newark Senior Center
Regular Hours Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm Extended Hours in December Thursdays shop until 6:30pm The Shoppe is filled with Holiday Decorations and Christmas Specialties. Satisfy your needs for this busy time of year with selections from our UNIQUE, SENIOR HAND-CRAFTED, Consigned Offerings. Browsers are welcome.
Consignment Days: December 6th, January 10th 9:30am - Noon Shoppe is closed after Christmas for year end inventory. Shoppe will reopen Monday, January 9th
30% of all sales donated to NSC
at the Newark Senior Center
December Specials include Bento Salads & a Sale on Soups: Buy 2, Get 1 Bonus Item FREE Daily features may include: rice bowls, soups, pasta bake, & specialty sandwiches made to order
Enjoy specialties inspired by food from around the world.
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Share in the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior® service program. You can be a daughter again. Let us help.
It’s a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in your community. Newark Senior Center will be hosting a gift tree from 11/14/16 – 12/9/16 Please return gifts by 12/9/16 to Anika Turner, Social Services Director To get involved, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care® office at:
302.654.4003 ext. 238 Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office is independently owned and operated. © 2016 Home Instead, Inc.
DID YOU KNOW
1 in 6 older adults are potentially at risk for a major interaction between drugs they are taking. What can you do? Talk with your pharmacist about any possible drug interactions. 40% of older adults take 5 or more prescriptions drugs. Before you go, make a list of all prescription medication you are taking including dose & frequency - be sure to include all vitamins and supplements.
Monday, January 23rd 10:30am Presenters: Bath Fitter & DSAAPD Safety is very important in the fast paced world of today. Bath Fitter and DSAAPD take this problem very seriously. Our seniors of today need information that is available to them for their health and safety. For this reason, we are combining to present information to you. The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities and Bath Fitter will be accessible for any questions you have. Refreshments will be provided. No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
Thank You Thank you to both the Songbirds & NSC Oompah Band for spreading cheer and the goodwill of the NSC throughout the community this holiday season. These performance groups visit a variety of facilities during the holidays and throughout the year. They have performed at Senior Care of Newark, The Summit, Brookdale WhiteChapel, Little Sisters of the Poor and more.
PAPARAZZI JEWELRY Tuesday, December 13th 10:00am - 2:00pm in the lobby
Please consider a gift to the Center in your will. It is as simple as: â€œI give the sum of $ ___ or ____% of the residual of my estate to the Newark Senior Center, a charitable corporation located in Newark, DE, for its general charitable purpose.â€? (E.I.N. 51-0104695). You can also name the Newark Senior Center as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement account. A little planning today can make a big difference for tomorrow. Contact Carla Grygiel, 737-2336x115, or Jessica Feinberg x113, for more information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES VOLUNTEER CASHIERS
RECEPTION DESK VOLUNTEERS
FACILITY MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE
PROJECT CONSULTANTS FOR NONPROFITS
Needed 11:15am – 1:00pm Contact Chef Raymond: 737-2336 ext 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org Various projects around the Center including painting, minor repair projects and more. Contact Wendell Davis: 737-2336 ext 126 or email@example.com
Please see date & time on page 4.
Please contact Merrily Schiavone at firstname.lastname@example.org
2.5 hour shifts – mornings or afternoons to suit your schedule. Handle sales of consigned items, orientation is provided. Stop in the shop and leave your name and phone number.
to help prepare, serve meals each day as well as for special events. Please contact Chef at 737-2336 x117 or stop by the kitchen to talk about opportunities.
MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY
Needed for afternoon shift (12:30pm – 4:00pm). Volunteers are responsible for answering the phones, using the computer to register people for memberships, activities and classes, and giving tours of the Center. If you are interested, please contact Heather: 737-2336 ext 127 or email@example.com Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month 10:00am If you have a professional background and would enjoy using your business skills to assist local nonprofits, consider becoming a member of PCN. If you are a member of an existing non-profit or thinking about starting one and need some help, contact PCN about how to submit a project request. In our twice-monthly meetings, members of PCN review new project requests and discuss those that are on-going. In the past we have completed projects such as: •Conducting & presenting volunteer satisfaction surveys •Revising bylaws & updating procedure manuals •Advising on board relations and policies •Helping to file for tax exempt status from the IRS •Assisting with the development of a marketing plan •Developing training programs for volunteers PCN has received excellent feedback from the organizations it has assisted and recognition from the State of Delaware for outstanding volunteer service. If you are interested in finding out what PCN is all about, please attend our next meeting or contact Jessica Feinberg at 737-2336 ext 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NSC delivers an average of 130 hot meals each day plus bagged suppers to homebound clients in the greater Newark area. You can help seniors to continue to live independently in the community by delivering a healthy meal & a friendly smile. You can become a Meals on Wheels volunteer if you have: a valid driver’s license, an insured vehicle, & an hour and a half to donate between 10:45am and 12:30pm. Volunteers can choose to deliver meals once a week, everyother week, once a month, or on a subsitute basis. For more information, please contact Stefanie Thomas: 737-5747
MEETING OF MINDS PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer Responsibilities Include: ·Assisting participants with activities ·Facilitating small group activities ·Helping to create a relaxing environment where participants feel at ease ·Accompanying participants to & from the NSC buses ·Assisting with lunchtime activities Volunteer Requirements: ·Volunteers are needed 9:45am-2:15pm, Monday - Friday ·Volunteers should commit to at least 4 hours/week. ·All volunteers need a background check. ·Separate on-site training days will be required before you start volunteering. For Additional Information Contact: Kat Foizen 302-737-2336 ex 124 email@example.com VOLUNTEER DELAWARE 50+ is a statewide program offered through the State Office of Volunteerism, developed to engage persons age 50+ in volunteer service to meet community needs while providing a high quality experience for the volunteers. NSC is a Volunteer DE 50+ station. If you are interested in becoming a member of Volunteer DE 50+, please see Jessica Feinberg for an application.
TRAVEL • Please sign up for trips as soon as possible and at least 40 days prior to the trip. Payments to the bus company and destinations are due & trips will be cancelled due to lack of registrations. • You can register for trips in person or by phone, Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm • All NEW Trips cannot be registered for until the 1st of the month • All trips are rain or shine
• Refunds will not be given for cancellations unless the seat can be resold. For trips costing less than $15, refunds will be issued in the form of credits. • Phone numbers & emergency contact information are required for all trip participants. • Individuals requiring assistance – NSC offers a wheel-chair lift for Jitney Jaunts only – please notify Receptionist when you make your reservation. Individuals requiring assistance to meet basic needs must travel with a companion. A reservation must be purchased for the companion to ensure seating.
• Jitney Jaunts are local trips using the NSC bus & are limited to 16 passengers (12 person minimum). There are no tour guides on these trips.
• When dining as a group, please keep in mind that some establishments will include a gratuity of up to 18%. Every effort is made to provide individual checks, but some restaurants cannot accommodate this request. If this is the case, checks will be provided for tables of 4. • Jitney Jaunts are for NSC Members only. DAY TRIPS • Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Phone reservations are permitted, but a credit card payment is required. • Please arrive 15 minutes before the published departure time.
• Flyers are available in the lobby with full information on all the trips.
• Deposits and completed reservation forms (available on flyers) are required upon registration of all extended trips. Final payment deadlines are listed on flyers. • Please arrive 30 minutes before published departure time.
SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST CHRISTMAS SHOW: WINTER WONDERLAND AMERICAN MUSIC THEATER, LANCASTER December 3rd 9:30am - 6:30pm RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Tuesday, December 6th 8:00am - 6:00pm GREENBRIER HOTEL & CASINO December 13th - 16th
LANCASTER OUTLETS, LANCASTER, PA (JITNEY)
Thursday December 1st, 10:15am-5:00pm This will be the last lunch jitney for the year. What better way to end than a holiday shopping trip to the outlets & lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord! If you are just getting started on your list or need that one last special gift, now is the perfect time! Cost: $46.00 - includes bus & lunch Please Note: A waitlist is available
PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Tuesday, March 14th 8:30am - 4:30pm Member Cost: $55 Non-Member: $65 The 2017 Flower Show’s theme, “Holland” from windmills, wooden shoes & cheese, to bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip and flower fields, the largest show in the US will share diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands. Food is available at the Convention Center. However, the Reading Terminal is directly across the street and offers great food and shopping. We will leave the convention center at 3pm to head home. Motorcoach transportation, tip, & tickets included in cost. WALKING INVOLVED.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & NAPA VALLEY
March 25th - April 2nd Double: $3,099 Single: $3,876pp Deposit: $150pp due upon registration 9 days/8 nights in lovely California - in the if the first bus sells out. If we get a minimum of 12 spring when flowers are blooming & the air additional people we will run a second bus. is warm and balmy. Fly to San Diego for two nights - a delightful coastal city and visit its DE THEATRE COMPANY (JITNEY): world famous zoo; local touring will include A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cornado. Travel north to Palm Springs for a Saturday, December 17th 1:00pm ride on the circular tram about Chino Canyon Cost: $50 - limit 12 to the Mountain Station. Enjoy lunch before we Register by Tuesday, November 22nd descend and you have time for shopping in this Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens! classy town. Continue to Simi Valley for a visit Ebenezer Scrooge returns to our stage as he to the Ronald Regan Library! Other sightseeing transforms from a stingy miser to a man who includes the beautiful Getty Villa in Malibu, generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long. Don’t be left out in the cold for his Hearst Castle, Monterey and the magnificent stunning adaptation of a timeless holiday classic. redwoods as we make our way up the coast to San Francisco and to Napa Valley for a wine DE THEATRE COMPANY (JITNEY): tasting. Airfare Included. 4 SEASONS
WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
Saturday, February 18th 1:00pm Cost: $50 - limit 11 Register by Thursday, January 26th Week after week, a wealthy businessman rides the same bus, befriending Shatique, a young single mother putting herself through school and struggling to raise a son on her own. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions rise, unraveling a complex web of revenge, social mores and racial biases from a candid and unexpected perspective.
MY FAIR LADY, DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE
Wednesday, April 12th 9:30am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $99 Non-Member: $109 Registration Deadline: March 1st You’ll be enchanted by this touching story when the egotistical Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform a cockney flower girl into an elegant lady in time for a society ball. His gamble could pay off, but the spirited Eliza Doolittle is more of a handful than he could have
expected! This classic is filled with cheerful songs like I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, Get Me to the Church on Time, On the Street Where You Live andI’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face. Matinee performance, full lunch buffet, motorcoach, all tax and tips included. CURRAN TRAVEL
TROPICANA CASINO, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Tuesday, April 18th 9:00am - 7:00pm Member Cost: $32 Non-Member: $42 Registration Deadline: March 1st - Must have 40!
Bonus $20 in slot play per person (bonus subject to change at any time). Please bring diver's license/State ID to redeem bonus. Enjoy the Casino, boardwalk or a day on the beach. Motorcoach transportation and driver tip included. CURRAN TRAVEL
KIMMEL CENTER, THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA - LECTURE LUNCHEON
Friday, May 5th 9:45am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $125 Non-Member: $135
Registration Deadline: March 3rd - Must have 30
Looking ahead to the 100th anniversary of the
birth of Leonard Bernstein in 2018, Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the great American composer’s first symphony, “Jeremiah." A leading interpreter of Mozart’s music, he performs the mesmerizing Piano Concerto No. 24, in which the composer makes full use of the orchestra. Before the performance enjoy a wonderful lecture by Michael Klein with guest speaker, Mei Ching Huang. Lunch and a glass of sherry provided by the Double Tree Hotel. Enjoy the music while in Central Orchestra Seating. Don't miss out of this wonderful day! Some walking involved.
May 12th - 21st Double: $3,399pp Single: $3,699pp Deposit due at registration:
Without Insurance: $500pp, With Insurance: $530pp Highlights of this delightful tour include Lisbon, Cascais, a Fado dinner show, Sinatra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, the Algarve, 2 winery tours and 5 Unesco World Heritage Sites! Portugal is a delightful country with beautiful towns and perfect-picture villages, and scenic coastal sightseeing. 4 SEASONS
ASHVILLE, NC & THE BILTMORE MANSION
May 15th - 19th Double: $1,219pp Single: $1,600pp Deposit: $100pp due upon registration 5 days/4 nights - 10 meals included. We will stay for two nights at the new Village Hotel, located on the Biltmore Mansion grounds. Enjoy the views of the French chateau with Blue Ridge Mountain backdrops. We will go on a few guided tours: The Biltmore Mansion, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art & Grovewood’s North Carolina Homesun Museum. 4 SEASONS
WASHINGTON, DC ON YOUR OWN
Wednesday, May 31st 7:15am – 7:00pm Member Cost: $43 Non-Member Cost: $53 Bus will drop-off and pick-up only at the Museum of Natural History, which lies in the heart of the National Mall. The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened this past October (about a 10 minute walk from drop off location). Food is available
in all the museums. The Ronald Reagan building has a wonderful food court, located on 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. Transportation and bus tip included in fee. WALKING INVOLVED
SPOTLIGHT ON PITTSBURGH
June 19th - 22nd Double: $997pp Single: $1,246pp Deposit: $100pp due upon registration Enroute to Pittsburgh, we will stop to pay our respects to the 9/11 Memorial in Stoneycreek Township, PA. We will stay 3 nights in the Sheraton Station Square Hotel. Guided tours of Clayton, Henry Frick's home and the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Enroute home we will tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater! 4 SEASONS
COLORADO ROCKIES AND TRAINS
July 16th - 23rd Double: $2,779pp Single: $3,278pp Deposit: $150pp due upon registration Explore the mountains, beauty and history of Colorado. Enjoy train rides on: the Royal Gorge, the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge
and the Pike's Peak Cog Railway. Visit Mesa Verde National Park and the Colorado National Monument. Wine tasting, and a cowboy dinner show. 4 SEASONS
SPOTLIGHT ON LONDON
August 16 - 22, 2017 Double: $3,649pp Single: $4,399pp Deposit: $250pp due upon registration Insurance: $280pp due upon registration 5 nights in the deluxe Grange City Hotel - only unpack once! A guided motorcoach tour of the great city of London; a visit to Kensington Palace or the Churchill War Rooms; a day featuring the university city of Oxford plus a visit to Blenheim Palace, the extraordinary birthplace of Winston Churchill; a day on your own to visit The Tate and its magnificent art, perhaps have afternoon tea at Fortnum and Masons or perhaps to do some shopping in Harrods or Libertys. 4 SEASONS
HELLO, DOLLY STARRING BETTE MIDLER
Saturday, September 16th 7:30am - 7:30pm Member Cost: $345 Non-Member Cost: $355 The divine Miss Midler is back where she belongs: on Broadway! Directed by fourtime Tony Award winner Jerry Saks with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Register today! Will sell out fast! 4 SEASONS
ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL
October 5th - 10th Double: $2,729pp Single: $3,329pp Deposit: $250pp due upon registration Insurance: $240pp due upon registration EXPERIENCE IT! The Albuquerque Festival is a world-renowned attraction. From a modest beginning in 1972 with 13 balloons, this signature event, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth and the most photographed. The first week in October brings you a magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. You’ll visit and sightsee in both Albuquerque and lovely Santa Fe. It is beautiful and it’s fun. Join us for this New Mexico experience. 4 SEASONS
THE ARTS ART WORKSHOPS
Fridays, 9:30am - Noon Instructor: Cynthia Swanson Registration is mandatory (no walk-ins) and required 48 hours in advance. There is an 8-person minimum. Workshops are open to all painters and mediums. Bring your own supplies. Any questions about supplies will be discussed at the first class or call Cynthia at (610)268-0181.
DECEMBER: WINTER LANDSCAPES
Fridays, December 2nd - 30th Learn the winter palette. Learn how to paint snow, winter trees and and winter sky as students paint a landscape. Cost: $55 (5 sessions)
Fridays, January 6th - 27th This class is appropriate all levels of students. You will learn placement, composition, shading, and perspective. Experienced students will have the opportunities to work on more challenging drawings. Supply list: Drawing Pencils (not charcoal) HB, 2B, 4B; eraser; and a 9x12 Bristol Drawing Pad. Cost: $44 (4 sessions)
DECEMBER FITNESS CORNER
FREE ART STUDIO
Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Members are welcome to come in and enjoy the art room and camaraderie as they work on their own projects. No Cost.
ADULT COLORING GROUP
Wednesdays, 12:30pm Bring your own books and supplies and color with friends! No Cost donations welcome.
SIT N STITCH
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00am The members enjoy many types of needle art and welcome new members, who also enjoy making needle crafts. The emphasis of the group will continue to be on producing items for donation to groups such as Linus Project, Breast Cancer Survivors, Special Olympics, Sunday Breakfast Mission, Empowerment Center, etc. Members are always welcome to work on their own projects, share pattern ideas, or attend to learn new skills. Donations of yarn and cotton fabric are always welcome to assist in the construction of charity donations. No Cost.
~ Contributed by Kristin Weiher, Fitness Center Site Manager, CardioKinetics As temperatures continue to fall, and we set in for winter, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with it. We often fuss over staying out of the heat during the summer, but cold weather also has an effect on your heart. Here are some tips to stay safe this winter! Be careful not to over exert yourself – whether it is walking briskly in the cold wind, shoveling the sidewalk, or cleaning off the car be careful not to over-do it! Put your coat, hat, and gloves on in advance – don’t walk out into the icy temperatures without them on. Dress warmly in many layers but don’t overheat as well, remove layers when you get too hot but replace them once you cool off. Stock up on meds; if the weather gets bad it could prevent you from going to the doctors for awhile, and you don’t want to go without your medications. Lastly, don’t forget that a bout of the season flu can also trigger a heart attack in people already at risk for heart disease. Stay Healthy!
CLUBS & GROUPS GERMAN CLUB
2nd Monday of every month at 10:00am
OOMPAH MUSICAL ENSEMBLE Fridays, 2:00pm
will resume in Spring 2017
Tuesdays, December 6th & 20th 1:00pm Questions? Please contact John Popels 302-378-7126
HI FLYERS INVESTMENT CLUB
Monday, December 5th 1:00pm Questions? Please contact Hugo “Bud” Neu at 533-7583
Tuesdays, 1:00pm No Cost. No Registration
(RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT) 1st & 3rd Thursdays 11:30am Group Organizer: John Royle This group will meet to socialize and plan activities.
NEW! POETRY GROUP
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pm Poetry is speaking our own truth. We will create our own poems, explore other poets' work, and learn about forms of poetry.
NSC CHORUS / SONGBIRDS
Thursdays, 10:00am Enjoy singing and sharing music---come join the The Newark Senior Center Song Birds---no audition required. When NOT PERFORMING at various local facilities, rehearsals are held Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am in the NSC Evergreen room. For info call (302)326-0790. Cost: $4 monthly fee
CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CLUB
Beginners, Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Led by: Dick Hugh, 368-7990, firstname.lastname@example.org Advanced, Tuesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm Led by: Charles Strickler, 690-1841, email@example.com Beginners are welcome to stay for the entire session. Practice speaking, writing Chinese Mandarin and cultural aspects of the language. The club is open to anyone interested in the language. Experienced and non experienced are welcome. Learn from each other and on occasion be assisted by native speakers.
Your chance to meet with others and discuss a variety of topics including travel, history, news and more! All are welcome. No Cost. No Registration. Just stop by! Tuesdays, 10:30am Led by Bud Neu Wednesdays, 1:00pm Led by Angie & Marsha Thursdays, 10:30am Led by Bill Wimmer
Wednesdays, 10:00am “Spoken words rise like a mist on a still pond, then evaporate.” Written words are stronger, surer.” Susan Wittig Albert. Think of the stories you have told. They will be gone with you. Written, they will last generations. Come see how others do it right here in this place and become a writer.
Monday, December 5th 10:30am Do you enjoy reading? Do you sometimes think it would be fun to compare your feelings about a book you read with someone else? If the answer is “yes”, to any of these questions, we welcome you. It’s fun and we hope you’ll join us. Guests and new members are always welcome. December 5th - Skipping Christmas by John Grisham January 7th - No book; group share, each person talks 5-6 minutes and tells about a recent read.
GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP
Wednesday, December 28th 10:00am - Noon Come and join our monthly conversation about genealogy. Learn how to discover, preserve and organize your family history and its treasures. The group also shares successes and brainstorms solutions to problems. Combined with the monthly computer genealogy session, there is much opportunity for family sleuthing success! To be added to our mailing list or for questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENEALOGY ONLINE RESEARCH WORKSHOP Wednesday, December 7th
10:00am - Noon
CARDS & GAMES
You must have a valid NSC membership to play cards & games at NSC - Thank you for your cooperation BINGO Cost: $.25 per card
MEETING OF MINDS
A Guided Group Experience for those with early stages of dementia or memory loss
Mondays - Fridays: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting of Minds is an active, social program for adults who are in the early stages of dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments. Through diverse social, mental, creative and physical activities, participants gain improved self-esteem, socialization, & a sense of belonging. Caregivers receive some respite time, knowing that their loved ones are in a positive & safe environment. Cost: $30/day (billed at the end of the month) INCLUDES: • Transportation (on NSC bus if needed) • Lunch •Materials
Please contact Kat Foizen at 737-2336 ext 124 or email@example.com to be added to the waiting list.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON PAGE 17.
CHESS Mon & Wed: 9:00am Ladies and gentlemen, beginners and advanced players are invited to play. Boards and chess pieces and coaching are available. CRIBBAGE
Tues: 10:00am Thurs: 1:00pm
DUPLICATE BRIDGE Thurs: 12:15pm If you are interested in joining Duplicate Bridge please call Jan Holton at 368-0776 MAH JONGG Mon & Fri: 9:30am Purchase your MahJongg card by calling Candie at 731-7473. A portion of each purchase is donated to NSC PINOCHLE
Wed & Fri: 12:30pm
SCRABBLE 1st & 3rd Tues: 1:00pm SHUFFLEBOARD Tues & Fri: 12:30pm
THE SWANK MEMORY CARE CENTER - Delaware’s 1st and only comprehensive outpatient office
for patients with memory disorders and their families - specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. More than 14,000 people across Delaware are coping with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of memory loss. The Swank Memory Care Center offers their patients and families the essential support, education, and guidance from diagnosis through treatment. For more information please call 320-2620 or visit www.christianacare.org/swankmemorycare
NSC COMPUTER CLUB WWW.NSCSURFERS.ORG
The Senior Surfers is a computer club not a techie group. We pride ourselves on offering programs for the beginner to the advanced users and welcome suggestions for programs and presentations we didn’t think of. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a question you would like addressed at one of our meetings or with suggestions for guest speakers and meeting topics. Website: nscsurfers.org Most current schedule is under the Calendar tab. Blog: http://nscsurfers.blogspot.com/ to see past presentations
SENIOR SURFERS MEMBERSHIP
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER
WHAT WE OFFER FOR SENIOR SURFER MEMBERS
THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS - 1:00pm Open to all NSC members - Stop in & check us out December 1st: Credit Card Security & Online Banking December 8th: Simple Questions December 15th: Changes in Federal Taxes December 19th –January 3rd: Holiday Break
New members are always welcome. Technical or computer experience is not required to join. Our goal is for seniors to learn and become comfortable in the new digital age. Dues are $5 yearly. Stop by the lab when it is open or before and after the Thursday presentation and fill out an application or to renew. • Weekly informational classroom meetings on Thursdays, 1:00pm - 2:30pm. • Hands on classes in the computer lab. Advertised and offered to Senior Surfers only at a low cost of $5 per session • One on one help in the computer lab on Monday afternoons, 1:00pm 4:00pm. Members are also welcome to just come in to use the computers. • Troubleshooting of hardware and software. We are not a repair shop but many problems can be solved with an appointment on Monday.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Genealogy Online Research Workshop Wednesday, December 7th 10:00am - Noon Apple Users Group No December Meeting
Thursday, December 1st Senior Surfers Board Meeting
SENIOR SURFERS NEED YOU:
Volunteers are always welcome. A full list of needs can be found at www.NSCSurfers. org, choose About Us and select Volunteers in the dropdown menu. If interested in an opportunity please email us at nscsurfers@ gmail.com or talk to any board member.
We are actively seeking members with expertise in a computer topic to do short presentations during Thursday afternoon Show and Tell. Support is available to help get your presentation together. Topics can be a 15 minute to one hour presentation. Feel free to recommend someone you know who may be interested. More information by emailing email@example.com. Watch your email and NSC newsletter for new offerings.
OPEN LABS FOR ALL NSC MEMBERS Some help is available but not guaranteed. Mondays, 11:30am - 1:00pm Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
unless otherwise noted, you must have a valid NSC membership to attend classes & workshops
NSC invites speakers on a variety of topics to share their views & expertise with our members. NSC does not endorse these views and encourages participants to draw their own conclusions. If you have ideas or concerns about programming, please contact Katie Rivera, Program Director at 737-2336 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org THE GREAT COURSES THE UNITED STATES AND THE MIDDLE EAST: 1914 TO 9/11
Tuesday, December 6th 1:00 - 2:30 pm Facilitators: Betty Stahl, Maureen Tucker, & Angela Drooz We will be finishing this course with Professor Salim Yaqub on Tuesday December 6th with the following lectures“The United States & Osama bin Laden” and “September 11 & it’s Aftermath” We will be taken a break for the holidays and return on Tuesday, January 24th 2017 with a six week course, featuring Bill Moyers’ interview with writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell. No Cost. No Registration. Join Us!
Monday, December 12th 1:00pm Presenter: Mildred N. Lombardi, RN MA We will discuss concerns about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in our food. What we really need to know about the hidden dangers of "Franken Foods." No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Monday, December 12th 2:00pm Presenter: Mildred N. Lombardi, RN MA Next best things to fruits and vegetables and how to stay healthy. No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
3rd Monday of every Month Monday, December 19th 10:00am - Noon Joseph Piane, owner of Assorted Past Antiques, is a professional purchaser of gold, silver, watches, antiques and collectibles, with a special eye for military items. Paying some of
the areas highest prices for precious metals, estate jewelry and vintage watches (working or not). Fully licensed by the State of Delaware and the Delaware State Police, so you can feel comfortable knowing you’re dealing with an honest professional. No Cost. No Registration.
MAINTENANCE NEEDS AROUND THE HOUSE:
Wednesday, December 21st 12:30pm Presenter: Jeffery Standard Join me in a discussion of how to get your projects underway and successfully completed. I will talk about cost effective approaches, job priorities and safetyl. No Cost. No Registration.
ADVANCED FUNERAL PLANNING
Wednesday, December 21th 2:00pm Presenter: Bob Foard, R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home and Crematory How many times have you said, “I’ll pre plan my funeral arrangements someday…” Why wait? Taking care of your arrangements now and easing this burden on your family is one of the best gifts that you can give them. We will be discussing burial and cremation options, medicaid spend downs, benefits and Veterans packages. R.T. Foard offers both traditional and Life Celebration services and has many options available for pre-funding for final expenses. If you have any other topics you would like to discuss, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. No Cost. No Registration.
A VISIT WITH DYLAN THOMAS AND “A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES”
Monday, December 12th 10:30am Presenter: Richard Davison Richard Davison returns to read and discuss
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS selected poems by Dylan Thomas and his great holiday masterpiece, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
FREE VEIN SCREENINGS
Wednesday, December 14th 11:00am 2:00pm Do You Suffer From... Leg heaviness and fatigue? Leg or ankle swelling? Leg pain, aching or cramping? Skin changes or Spider Veins? Stop in the lobby for a free vein screening. Westover Cardiology and Vein Center
DIETARY FATS: HOW MUCH AND WHICH ONES? Monday, January 30th 1:00pm Presenter: Kathy Stroh, Registered Dietcian Good fats, bad fats?? What is the difference? Where do we find them? How much is enough and how much is too much? And what about those pesky food labels? Bring your questions, food labels, and supplements. No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSES
Designed specifically for older drivers to refresh and enhance their skills on the road. Classes cost $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members. Class fees are payable by cash or check (made out to AARP) at the time of the class. Advance registration is required, at the NSC Reception Desk or by calling (302)737-2336.
Basic Course (6 hours)entitles participants to a 10% discount on the NEW! JOSEPH CAMPBELL AND THE POWER liability portion of their insurance. OF MYTH Monday, December 12th 4:00 - 10:00pm Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30pm Refresher Course (4 hours) entitles Starting January 24, 2017 participants to a 15% discount for up to 3 years. Facilitators: Betty Stahl & Angela Drooz Tuesday, December 13th 12:30 – 4:30pm We are taking a break from the Great Courses or 6-10pm for January and February. Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking 6-week course, featuring the interview by Bill Moyers of the renowned writer, lecturer and mythologist Joseph Campbell, best known for his work in comparative mythology, which covers many aspects of the human experience and who’s philosophy can be best described in his famous phrase: ‘Follow your bliss”. No Cost. No Registration.
RESOURCE CENTER ANIKA TURNER
SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER Mondays - Fridays, 8:00am - 3:00pm • Serves individuals and families faced with life transitions: residence, employment, loss, Medicare counseling, legal, referrals • Connects individuals and family members to appropriate community resources CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER is a program of CARE DELAWARE & DSAAPD • Provides services, support and resources for family caregivers • Free and open to the public. • Individual or group consultation via phone, email or by appointment. • Facilitates Family Caregiver Support Group on the 3rd Tuesday of the month Please call 737-2336 ext 112 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
DELAWARE VOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICES
provides Estate Planning: drafting wills, power of attorney and living wills for the elderly and terminally ill, or other special needs. DVLS also have volunteer attorneys to act as guardian ad litem attorneys as well as attorneys to represent the interest of the guardian if they fall within the poverty level. To be eligible for free legal services, you must meet federal poverty income standards. Call Delaware Volunteer Legal Services 478-8850 to get specific information.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800)223-9074 NCC REGISTER OF WILLS
DELAWARE VOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICE (302)478-8850 DELAWARE MEDICARE ASSISTANCE BUREAU DMAB” (800)336-9500 SENIOR ROLL CALL LIFELINE(302)395-8159 The New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline is a telephone reassurance program that offers daily contact to senior citizens residing in New Castle County. Residents interested in enrollment need to meet one of the following requirements: • Over age 55, single and/or married couples who live alone and have no daily contact with friends or relatives. • Have a disability that inhibits mobility and have no daily contact with friends or family. • Are without a person to conduct daily check on their well being. Medical Transportation: • Generations Medical Transportation: 658-6731 • FISH of Northern Delaware: 658-2954 FOOD: • HIS Food Ministry: 525-2424 • Amazing Grace Outreach Food Pantry: 777-7791 • Food Bank of Delaware: 444-8129 OTHER: • $tand By Me – Financial Coaching: 651-3401 • Free Will Service: 478-8850 • First State Community Action – Senior Companion Program : (302)498-0454 • Legal Handbook for DE: www.legalhandbookforolderdelawareans.com FREE SMOKE DETECTORS available for the hearing impaired. Call (302)257-3069 or email Brian.Ferguson@state.de.us. Offered by the Delaware State Fire Marshall.
SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
If you’re an over-50 resident of New Castle County, ABLE Employment Services can work with you to find exactly what you’re looking for, whether that’s a new challenge, a fulfilling opportunity, a more productive lifestyle, or a supplementary income. Please call ABLE at 855-994-8300 to schedule an appointment with their employment specialist.
$TAND BY ME
Are you financially ready for retirement? Have you already retired and are having trouble managing your money and covering your expenses?
The $tand By Me 50+ program provides information, resources and support to increase the economic stability of Delawareans age 50+. 1on1 sessions with a certified Finanical coach aim to meet goals of financial stabilization and empowerment. Coaches provide education, support and guidance through a process largely HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD driven by you. Coaching focuses on behavior Tuesday, December 20th 9:00am - Noon change and empowering individuals to find Thursday, December 8th Noon - 3:00pm their own answers. Included is Economic A BCBSD Customer Service representative is on Check Up, a screening tool provided through hand during the listed times to answer BCBSD the National Council on Aging thatidentifies members’ questions. Updated schedules can benefits that could save you money, finds ways be found at bcbsde.com or by calling BCBSD’s to cut expenses and develops a concrete plan to Customer Service at (800)633-2563. achieve greater economic security. All services are FREE! COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. To schedule an appointment, In New Castle
ELDER LAW PROGRAM
County (302)651-3401 or (302)651-3427. Thursday, December 8th The Legal Society provides Legal Services to Delawareans who are age 60+ or persons with NOTARY SERVICE disabilities. Services include drafting of powers Please contact Mercedia Green at 737-2336 of attorney and advance health care directives. For an appointment please call Anika Turner ext 122 to make an appointment. Social Service Director at 737-2336 x112.
HOME REPAIR INFORMATION
HOME REPAIR PROGRAM FOR CITY OF NEWARK RESIDENTS - serves residents who are unable to make the needed repairs on their homes. The program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applicants must be at least 60 years old, a resident of the City of Newark, live in an owneroccupied home and meet income eligibility. For more information, call 737-2336, ext. 112.
Please note: Applications being accepted for this Program include City of Newark Residents only. If, however, you pay your electric utilities to Delmarva Power, you would apply to the County Home Repair Program at (302)395-5698. PERMITS AND CONTRACTORS – If you are contemplating any renovation work in your home, please contact the City of Newark or New Castle County (or other local government) to ask if your project requires a permit. Please contact Brian Daring, City of Newark 366-7075 or Joe Day, New Castle County, 395-5519 for information. THE ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM For more information, please contact New Castle County Department of Community Services at (302) 395-5648.
SUPPORT GROUPS Free & Open to the Public
A WAY FOR WOMEN
Thursdays 6:30pm Facilitator: Priscilla Murphy, Delaware Council on Problem Gambling, 898-3261 This is not a GA, but it is a group for women to speak openly about their gambling addiction. You will learn how action and escape gambling lead to devastation and loss of relationships. A 12-step model will be incorporated during the group. All information is kept confidential. No registration required.
PARKINSON’S FAMILY PROGRAM
Tuesday, December 13th 10:15am Facilitators: Pat Brill, (retired) RN & Anika Turner Join our group for discussion focusing on Parkinson’s resources, coping skills, & emotional support.
SEASON’S HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Wednesdays, December 14th & 28th 10:30am Led by Licensed Clinical Therapist who is trained to understand what you are going CHANGING PATHWAYS through. You will gain access to valuable Wednesdays, December 7th & 21st 11:00am resources to help you recover from your loss Facilitator: Heather Suchanec-Cooper, and look forward to rebuilding your life. firstname.lastname@example.org or 368-9500 For women who are coping with changes in MAIN STREET CIRCLE OF FRIENDS their bodies, families and life circumstances as Wednesday, December 14th 1:00pm they move beyond middle age. Some changes For more information, call Sara Cavanaugh enhance our lives, while others create problems. 737-4694 We learn and laugh together as we share our Delaware Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society joys and sorrows.
WIDOWED SENIORS ALONE
FAMILY CAREGIVER INFORMATION & 11:00am SUPPORT GROUP
Thursdays, December 8th & 22nd Facilitator: Heather Suchanec-Cooper, email@example.com or 368-9500 Men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse or life partner. Death may be recently or long ago. Learn to cope with the realities of life as a single person and to anticipate a future that includes meaning and joy.
MOVING AHEAD WITH PARKINSON’S
Tuesday, December 20th 6:00pm Facilitator: Anika Turner Group discussions focus on sharing information, sympathy, laughter and coping skills. We invite guest speakers on topics such as: how to deal with a person with dementia, caregiver relief, and financial planning.
VISION SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, December 19th 9:30am Thursday, December 1st 10:15am Facilitator: Patti Addison, Blind/Sight Delaware Group discussion focusing on Parkinson’s Topic: Coping in the holidays. education, coping skills, and lending support for people with Parkinson’s Disease.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: BROOKSIDE LIONS CLUB
Are you in need of medical equipment and don’t know where to get it? The Brookside Lions Club has the following equipment which we would like to give you to use until you don’t need it anymore: Wheelchairs, Canes, Crutches, Camodes, Raised Toilet Seats, Walkers, Shower chairs, and Bath tub side rails. Please call Fred Williamson (302)738-4724 and he will make sure you get what you need.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS
APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
Visit our website: www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline It can take as little as 15 minutes. If you are not quite ready to retire, but are thinking about doBRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF DELAWARE ing so in the near future, you may want to visit social securityâ€™s website to use our convenient (BIAD) and informative retirement planner: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm at www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2 HealthSouth in Middletown For more information: (302) 464-3400 SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT ESTIMATOR HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Millions of people have used the Retirement Middletown helps individuals and their Estimator - you may try it yourself: caregivers live and cope with effects of www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator traumatic brain injuries. Here, you can meet others with similar experiences, offer support, DID YOU KNOW? share information, and learn about community NSC provides a Caregiver Resource Center resources. Sessions are facilitated by a BAID staffed by Anika Turner, our Social Services board member and a HealthSouth Middletown Director. Anika is available to help connect team member. caregivers to community resources. She also facilitates support groups for caregivers both STROKE SUPPORT GROUP in person and via a teleconference option. 2nd Thursday of every month, 4:00pm at Anikaâ€™s office is also home to so much helpful Christiana Hospital, Room 4E85 information to help with the entire caregiver DE Stroke Initiative (302) 757-4886 process. Stroke recovery continues for at least 2 years after stroke onset. Group discussion focuses on education, compassion, coping skills, sympathy as well as laughter.
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital 1501 Kirkwood Highway For more information: (302) 737-1098
“Even though you are growing up, you should never stop having fun!” -Nina Dobrev HORSESHOES (WEATHER PERMITTING)
F: 10:00am Meet on the North side of the building at the horseshoe court. If you have your own horseshoes, the pits are available any time. No Cost.
TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
T, TH: 12:30pm (Intermediate) T, TH: 1:30pm (League Play) F: 2:30pm (Practice) For more information contact Bob Porter at (443)309-4998. Cost: $1
WALK OUR LAND
T, 9:00am If weather is too challenging, we will walk at Christiana Mall. For further information, call Joann Benscoter (302)368-0977 or Betty Fly (302)834 8141. “G” or “JH” indicates where we walk the following Thursday (Glasgow or James Hall). December: 6th: Christmas Party 13th: Newark Reservoir – Meet in Parking Lot - G 20th: Battery Park, New Castle Meet in Front of Courthouse - JH 27th: Tweed Park – Meet in Parking Lot – G
“LET’S DANCE” GROUP
WELLNESS Take Care of You!
PNEUMONIA & WHOOPING COUGH SHOTS Monday, December 5th • 10am - 12noon
CHAIR MASSAGE WITH LLOYD ADAMS
Tuesdays, 11:00am - 1:00pm By appointment only - 15 minute appointments. Cost: $15
TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY)
Share information on nutrition and activities to help us meet our goals. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss motivational group that provides support, encouragement and educational opportunities to make healthy, permanent lifestyle choices.
Thursdays: 5:30pm (Weigh In) 6:00pm (mtg) Leader:Cathy Hoddinott Co-Leader:Renee Cuffee
Fridays: 10:00am (Weigh In) 10:30am (mtg) Leader:Bob McAlpine Co-Leader:Eileen Burbidge
PAMPER YOURSELF FACIALS
December 14th & 15th, January 11th & 12th 11:00am - 2:45pm Kim Kisner, DE/MD Licensed Esthetician Express Facials include deep cleansing, massage, and customized mask to hydrate, sooth and rejuvenate. Benefits include smoother, softer and younger looking skin. Cost: $20 for 30 minutes Registration required 24 hours in advance.
NCC MOBILE FOOT CARE
Mondays, December 12th & January 9th 9:00am - 1:45pm Tuesdays, December 20th & January 17th 1:15pm - 5:45pm Monday, January 23rd 1:15pm - 5:45pm By R.N. Kathleen McDuffie, BSCN, CFCN Have your corns callouses & painful foot issues cared for & prevent future complications! Diabetic care and circulation enhancing massage included. Cost: $32.
Thursdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Join us at our festive dance party each week in the Evergreen Ballroom. Come to socialize, listen to great music, maybe even dance! Waltz, Polka, Rumba, Swing, Fox Trot, etc....we have Big Band, Latin and up-to-date dance music. We also feature NEW!! SOFT TOUCH MASSAGE various simple line dances (no partner needed). Thursdays, December 8th & January 19th 11:00am - 2:00pm Lisa Harshberger, licensed Massage Therapist Ideal for the easily bruised, suffer from arthritis, are fragile and cannot tolerate regular massage. Massage is given fully clothed on a table or chair. Benefits include released stress and improved circulation. Cost: $20 for 30 minutes
Songbirds Sing Friday, December 9th 12:15pm Join us for lunch and stay for Holiday Cheer!
NSC E-NEWSLETTER If you are interested in receiving our quarterly e-newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “e-newsletter” in the subject line.
New Year's Celebration Friday, December 30th 12:30 - 2pm Entertainment & Refreshments No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
MEALS ON WHEELS Delivers a hot, nutritious midday meal
Monday-Friday to qualifying clients. Meals are prepared fresh daily in NSC’s kitchen and delivered to homedound clients by dedicated volunteers.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR MEALS ON WHEELS? To qualify, individuals are age 60+ and/or physically disabled; they may be homebount, unable to prepare an adequate meal, have a chronic disease or condition, be recovering from an illness or injury, or be very frail & lacking family support.
HOW DO I ARRANGE TO RECEIVE MEALS? For meal delivery in the City of Newark, call NSC at 737-5747. For meal delivery in the Greater Newark area, call City Fare Nutrition Program: 421-3727 General Information about Meals on Wheels can be obtained by calling Meals on Wheels Delaware: (302)656-3257
HOW MUCH DOES THIS SERVICE COST?
Clients make a donation toward the cost of their meals based on their individual financial situation. Meals on Wheels staff work with clients to establish suggested donation levels.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MEALS?
Your Meals on Wheels provider will send a monthly statement to the client or designated family member showing how many meals the client received and what the donation should be.
WHO CAN REFER A PERSON FOR MEALS ON WHEELS? Anyone can refer another
individual for Meals on Wheels - Family members, friends, caregivers, churches, doctors, nurses... For more Meals on Wheels information, please contact Stefanie Thomas, 737-5747.
See page 16 for information about volunteering to deliver Meals.
DID YOU KNOW? The Newark Senior Center Meals on Wheels program delivers an average of 3,500 meals each months to members of our community.
We are very grateful for our wonderful volunteers who deliver the meals and provide a friendly face each day.
THE MEALS ON WHEELS OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR OMAHA STEAK COOLERS
or any type of large styrofoam cooler. If you have any, please drop them off at the Meals on Wheels office. Any questions, please call MOW at 737-5747.
During this time of open enrollment for many insurance plans – please protect your Medicare number and other person identity information. If you ever have a question – please contact Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-800-223-9074.
You MUST have a current NSC Membership to use the Pool and/or Fitness Center. Pool & Fitness Center Scholarships are available. Please see the Reception Desk for an application.
GORE FITNESS CENTER Managed by Cardio Kinetics - a National THERAPEUTIC Leader in Corporate Preventative Medicine POOL Fitness Center Site Manager: KristinWeiher A FUN WAY TO STAY FIT! HOURS
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00am - 2:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00am - 12:30pm Fridays: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Monthly: $44 Quarterly: $120 Annual: $440 Evening Only: Monthly: $25 Quarterly: $66 Annual: $250 *Those with regular memberships are free to use evening hours at no additional cost. * Pool membership fees include all Aquatic Classes & activities $5 Day Passes are available at the Reception Desk to NSC members & guests over the age of 50. AQUATIC CLASS SCHEDULE AQUACISE M–F: 8am, 9am, M & W: 1:30pm, T & Th: 5pm AGELESS EXERCISE M-F: 10:30am AQUA ZUMBA® M: 5:00pm, T & TH: 1:30pm
WORK OUT TICKETS & FITNESS CLASS PASSES CAN BE USED FOR POOL VISITS, AQUATIC CLASSES AS WELL AS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES (SEE PAGE 41-44)
Monthly: $27 Quarterly: $75 Annual: $275 New Fitness Center members are required to purchase a Quarterly Fitness Center Membership ($75) and provide either a note from your Physician or participate in an Exercise Assessment at Cardio Kinetics ($20 fee). After the initial 3 month membership, you can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or annually. Your fitness membership includes: Personalized Plan • Instruction & Recommendation on Exercise Equipment • Optional Fitness Assessment • Blood Pressure & Heart Rate Checks • Monthly Health Topics • Educational Handouts • Incentives & Challenges to Keep Fitness Fun! MEMBERS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE IN THE POOL OR FITNESS CENTER AREA NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN AIDE. THIS INDIVIDUAL MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MEMBER, NO ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED.
POOL FITNESS COMBO FEES
Enjoy all the benefits of both the pool & Fitness Center Monthly: $60 Quarterly: $165 Annual: $600 For new Fitness Center members who wish to also participate in the pool, the first quarterly fee is $185, which includes a CardioKinetics assessment.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES NSC is proud to offer a variety of classes to suit the varying abilities of our members • Participants must have current NSC Membership • You do not need to sign up for a specific class, you can attend the classes that are most convenient for you • If you are unsure of which classes you would like, you may try a class for free (ONE TIME ONLY)
Workout Tickets Fitness Class Pass a package of classes. There is • $45 Unlimited Exercise no expiration date on Workout Classes for the 30 days Tickets before your pass expires. • $20 Blue Ticket = 4 Classes • $50 Yellow Ticket = 12 Classes WORK OUT TICKETS & FITNESS CLASS PASSES CAN BE USED FOR POOL VISITS, CLASSES AS WELL AS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
M, W, F: 10:15am T, TH: 10:00am Exercise is one of our defenses against many problems that are associated with aging. It improves flexibility and range of motion, improves muscle strength and helps protect joints. No Cost.
M–F: 8am, 9am, M, W: 1:30, T & Th: 5pm Jump right into our aqua classes and build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, our water aerobics classes are easy on your joints, yet challenging enough to help you reach new levels of fitness. Because of their low-impact format, water aerobics classes are suitable for every age and fitness level, from beginning exercisers through elite athletes. Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles. Pool Memberships, Pool Passes, Workout Tickets, and Fitness Class Passes are all accepted.
AQUATIC AGELESS EXERCISE
M-F: 10:30am - Jane Segal You are as young as you feel! Feel fantastic as you resistance train to help improve your strength and endurance. Enhance your flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness through a variety of exercises to develop a healthier you. Prevent muscle loss, promote joint mobility, prevent bone loss and help retain your independence as you work out in this class for the Ageless! Suitable for all fitness levels. Come experience the benefits of exercising in the water and meet new friends!! Pool Memberships, Pool Passes, Workout Tickets, and Fitness Class Passes are all accepted.
AQUA ZUMBA®-JUST ADD WATER AND SHAKE!
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 5:00pm T & TH: 1:30pm - Terri Rex Fitness is a splash with Aqua Zumba®! Our invigorating, low-impact aquatic classes are exercise in disguise. Integrating the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance for one pool
party you shouldn’t miss! Aqua Zumba® gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Join the fun for a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief! Water shoes are recommended to protect the feet. Pool Memberships, Pool Passes, Workout Tickets, and Fitness Class Passes are all accepted.
ARTHRITIS LAND CLASS
Linda Adams, Gentle Wellness 4 Life, Arthritis Foundation certified M: 1:00pm Exercises that are gentle, simple to follow, and concentrate on improving range of motion, flexibility, and other items that are necessary for daily living tasks and chores.
Linda Adams, Gentle Wellness 4 Life W: 1:00pm Falling can inrease as we age, start wearing glasses, or taking some medication. Help prevent deadly falls that may occur. Linda Adams from Gentle Wellness 4 Life has developed exercises that are simple, fun, and effective. Come exercise, have fun and possibly prevent costly medical bills that can result from a fall.
BREATHE, RELAX & RESTORE
Wednesdays, 11:15am - Terri Rex Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC Hone your mind-body skills with guided imagery, breathing techniques, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and other therapies.
ATTENTION MEMOIR READERS GOOD BOOKS - GREAT GIFTS
Thomas Dixon, author & Newark Senior Center Member, has written a remarkable memoir about growing up poor in the coalfields of Virginia & West Virginia. Contact the author and learn all about his book series at www.tommymackbooks.com Books are also available online at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
Reconnect your body and soul in order to form healthier pathways for thoughts and behavior. Optimize your health & enjoy life!
JAZZERCISE LITE BY NATALIE
M, W, F: 8:45am T, TH: 5:40pm This low impact, modified version of the Jazzercise Dance fitness program provides 60 minutes of warm up, cardio, strength and stretch.
LINE DANCE CLASSES BY RICK WILSON
M: 12:45pm, 1:30pm Vine Steps, Shuffle Steps, Turns, the Calls and more.
COUNTRY LINE DANCE BY JIM DAWSON, DJ EXPRESS
W: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Learn traditional and newer country line dances. Beginners and more experienced dancers welcome.
PILATES - THE ART OF CONTROLLED MOVEMENTS
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 11:15am - Terri Rex T: 9:00am - Lucy Moise TH: 10:15am - Lucy Moise F: 8:45am - Terri Rex & Lucy Moise (biweekly) Restorative and invigorating, this mindful mat class will strengthen your “Powerhouse”: abs, back, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Develop long, lean muscles, heighten mind-body awareness, and alleviate back pain. While practicing breath work, improve core stability, circulation, coordination and balance, flexibility, control and stamina, body alignment and posture, all while relieving stress and tension. Bring graceful, elegant economy of movement to your everyday life! Exercise mat required, however exercises can be modified for the chair.
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 9:00am & 10:00am - Terri Rex W: 9:00am & 10:15am - Terri Rex F: 10:00am - Terri Rex & Lucy Moise Join us for this fun & diverse total body workout!
Increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. Improve cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary health, bone density, balance, coordination, dexterity, range of motion, as well as mood, mental focus and acuity. These exercises can aid in pain management (of arthritis symptoms for example). Develop a sense of well-being and camaraderie in this upbeat and supportive group. Enjoy our engaging instructors’ calorie burning routines set to lively music and finish with a relaxing cool-down. Dumbbells are provided for the standing and seated exercises.
PARKINSON’S STRENGTH TRAINING
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC T: 10:15am TH: 9:00am - Lucy Moise Consistent exercise targeting strength and coordination has been found very effective at delaying the onset of various Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Join us for this low-impact class that can be done while seated in a chair. Listening to music, we will exercise our way to stronger bodies, healthier minds, and a way of life that promotes positive thinking and a hope for improved quality of life. Lightweight dumbbells are provided.
TAI CHI BY LINDA ADAMS F: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
YOGA BY DR. BILL SHAERER
M: 2:05 - 3:35pm W: 2:15pm - 3:45pm TH: 7:50am, 9:00am Exercise mat is required. Mondays and Wednesdays will allow more time for stretching and pose times.
INTERMEDIATE YOGA BY DR. BILL SHEARER
W: 3:45pm - 5:15pm For all who have previous yoga experience and can stand, be on your back and knees, and have reasonably good upper body strength. We explore new asanas (postures), learn more about postures, and expand breathing techniques and mudras (hand and arm positions). Exercise mat required.
ZUMBA® GOLD-FIT FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART! Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC T, TH: 11:15am - Terri Rex We mix low-intensity and higher intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin & World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are called exercise in disguise. Classes introduce easy-tofollow Zumba® choreography for a total workout, combining cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, range of motion, and coordination. Come for fun, l eave exhilarated and strong!
COMPUTER CENTER OPEN FOR ALL NSC MEMBERS
Mondays: 11:30am - 1:00pm Tuesdays: 10:00am - 12:00pm Wednesdays: 12:30pm - 2:00pm Come in to surf the web, check your email, read the latest news online, or browse online magazines. Assistance by volunteer monitors will be limited - we are all still learning. Equipment is provided by & maintained by Senior Surfers whose members volunteer during these hours. Apple Macs & Windows PCs are available. Please bring your own headphones if you are listening to music or watching videos. For specialized equipment, a few club hobbyists & “gurus” can assist Mondays, 1-4pm.
FITNESS CENTER HOURS MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:00AM - 6:30PM FRIDAYS 7:00AM - 5:00PM TUESDAYS, & THURSDAYS 8:00PM - 12:30PM
GORE THERAPEUTIC POOL HOURS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS 8:00AM - 2:30PM MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, & THURSDAYS 4:30PM - 7:00PM
DECEMBER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
DECEMBER LUNCH MENU
This facility is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.
Please Volunteer with Meals on Wheels at NSC You may choose to volunteer once a week, every other week, once a month, or be on call as a substitute.
Requirements to become a MOW volunteer: • A valid driver’s license • An insured vehicle • An hour and a half to donate between 10:45am and 12:30pm • Criminal background check Please contact – Stefanie Thomas: Nutrition Director / MOW Coordinator 737-5747
200 White Chapel Drive â€¢ Newark, DE 19713
or current resident
DATED MATERIAL. PLEASE DELIVER BY DECEMBER 5, 2016