www.newarkseniorcenter.com • (302) 737-2336 The Monthly Newsletter of the Newark Senior Center Vol.20, Number 12 • December 2019
MONTHLY GIVING: EASY - SAFE - SECURE
Using a credit card or checking account, you can set up automatic, monthly donations to NSC. See Jessica Feinberg for more information.
Pick up your January Newsletter: December 18th, 19th & 20th
NSC Gift Shoppe
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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 Laura Greene ext. 124 Program Director Katie Rivera ext. 119 Program Coordinator Heather Mitchell ext. 127 Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Riale ext. 129 Development Director Jessica Feinberg ext. 113 Food Service Director Joey Berenato ext. 117 Nutrition Director/Meals on Wheels Coordinator Stefanie Thomas ext. 116 Food Service Staff Rhonda Faison Tiffany Moody
Diana Ferrara Angela Suglia
Accountant Mercedia Green Facility Director Wendell Davis Facility Assistant Sterdie Maxwell Site Manager Bruce Zabel
ext. 122 ext. 126
Bus Drivers Jim Dilks Betty Clayton Bill Earl Robert Smith Martin Trgala Newsletter Advertising Inquiries Merrily Schiavone (302)366-0681 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: $33/Year or $300/Lifetime
We accept cash, check, Mastercard and Visa for memberships, trips, & classes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Arts
Classes & Workshops 27-29 Menu
Clubs & Groups
26 Resource Center 30-31
Daily Activities Calendar 44 Save the Dates Donations
6 Special Activities Calendar
40 Support Groups
Group Fitness Classes 41-43 Travel Meals on Wheels Meeting of Minds
5 45 33 4 18-22
38 Volunteer Opportunities 16-17 12 Wellness 34
Advertisements in the NSC News are paid advertisements and are not endorsed by the NSC.
As we approach this holiday season, we often consider the gifts we have been given and the gifts we give. For many, these gifts have nothing to do with material things. The gift of this place, the Newark Senior Center, has had a tremendous effect on thousands of individuals over the years as well as made a substantial impact on the Greater Newark community.
Built in 1996, the Center has welcomed more than 1,000,000 visitors. The lobby and Evergreen rooms have changed little since the building was constructed. That is all about to change. We are going to be renovating these common spaces as well as our Education Wing. We are hoping you will agree that this renovation gives us a more contemporary but still welcoming look. At the Center, we change more slowly than most “hospitality” establishments so we have made selections that should serve us well for years to come. We are also incorporating more energy efficient LED lighting and 2 hearing loops to help those with hearing deficits to better enjoy programming here at the Center. Progress sometimes comes with a little inconvenience. Consider the road construction we have all experienced and continue to experience as we make our way around Newark and New Castle County. We will do our best to minimize the impact of our renovation on the programs and activities that you look forward to each day. In order to help us better communicate with you, please be sure we have your current cell phone number or email in our membership system. Using text messages and emails, we will try to keep you up to date if we need to temporarily cancel or relocate an activity. Another option is to follow us on facebook – it is a great resource for information about last minute notifications. Most of the work will occur during the months of January and February. Many of you will experience no inconvenience and will hopefully welcome the new changes to the Center. We appreciate your patience as we work to continue to provide a safe and accessible facility for our members and our community.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and thank you in advance for your support of the Center and for your patience as we begin our next renovation project.
More and more people are using Amazon for shopping. Please consider using Amazon smile and choosing the Newark Senior Center as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate .5% to the charity of your choice. https://smile.amazon.com
Starting in January 2020, NSC will be offering the option to enroll in recurring payments for your Pool & Fitness Center memberships. This means you don't have to keep track of when your memberships expire, your credit card information will be stored securely and will be charged automatically. Forms are available in the pool, fitness center and at the Reception Desk. Complete and return the form to Katie Rivera, Program Director by January 15th and receive a coupon for a free lunch!
THE NSC DOES NOT SELL OR GIVE ITS MEMBERSHIP LIST TO ANY OTHER ENTITY.
MEMBER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ANY CHANGES OF ACTIVITIES IN THE CENTER, LOOK FOR OUR DIGITAL DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF THE CENTER!
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.
ATTENTION NSC MEMBERS & TRIP PARTICIPANTS:
Please update your contact information to include cell phone numbers and at least 2 emergency contacts- this information is useful in an emergency situation. You can update your information at the Reception Desk. Thank You.
NSC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
now available 5 days a week!
Bus service available Monday - Friday Tickets: $10 for 10 rides •Individuals must be an NSC member to ride •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, West Newark & Glasgow, Pike Creek & Bear Friday Shopping: Friday mornings (shopping bus leaves NSC when all 4 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
visit www.newarkseniorcenter.com for December 7th & 21st 10:00am - 2:00pm information on other methods to get to NSC The Center is open - stop by to play billiards, use the computers in the library or bring a friend to SHARE WARMTH THIS WINTER work on a puzzle! Winter hats, scarves, gloves & socks can mean so much! BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donations of new or lightly used gloves, President: Frank Dowling socks, hats and/or scarves are being collected Vice President: Jane Donovan through December 20th. All donations will Treasurer: Lester Stein be distributed throughout the homeless Secretary: Joan Bliss communities in the area. Scott Bowler Bob Burton Laura Greene Mae Gaskins Joyce Hayes Ed Osienski Kay Wilde Palmer Lorraine Phillips Crystal Simms Carol Smith Life Insurance You Can Use E. Frances White For Long-Term Care Expenses Newark Senior Center Board of Directors is • Multiple Companies To Choose From composed of up to 18 members of our community. • Consultations By Phone or In The Comfort Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every of Your Home month (except July & August) at 5:30pm. Anyone is http://www.davidiobst.com welcome to attend as a guest. firstname.lastname@example.org • 302-668-6820
SAVE THE DATES December 6th - NSC Songbirds Sing at Lunch 9th - Brookside Chorus Sings at Lunch 17th - 11 am: DE Valley Classical School Chorus 20th - Winter Solstice Social Farewell Sterdie! Sterdie Maxwell has been working at NSC since 2004 and will be retiring at the end of the year. Be sure to stop by the Winter Solstice Social on 12/20 to wish him well in his retirement 24th, 25th & 26th - NSC Closed 31st - NSC Closed January 1st - NSC Closed
February 9th - Empty Bowls 11th - Valentine's Social
Look for more details in future newsletters!
MONTHLY GIVING: EASY - SAFE - SECURE
Using a credit card or checking account, you can set up automatic, monthly donations to NSC. See Jessica Feinberg for more information.
Please thank our donors for their support of the Center A Special Thank You to: Ed Osienski, K. Jean Williams, Katherine Taylor, Richard and Peggy Sacher, Timothyâ€™s of Newark, George Grundy, Jo Anne Barnes, Mae Gaskins Caroline Martz, Bob and MaryAnn Brown, William and Ethel Scheper, Ric and Linda Debski, James and Carla Grygiel, Jerry Clifton, Mary Brevoort, Charlie and Diane Baxter, Bill and Joan Bliss, Elaine Levey, Jane Lydia Koehler, Ginny Ferguson, Pearl Liu and Elizabeth Schnepp who donates to the Center on a monthly basis and Roberta Emmons who contributes to Meals on Wheels on a bi-monthly basis.
Thank You for the following generous people who contributed between October 1, 2019 and November 4, 2019 In Support of NSC General Operations
Janice Behm, Elizabeth Clemens, Ilene Goldman, Gary and Susan Gooden, Patrick and Frances Hart, Bradley Lane, Timothy Lennon, James and Carol Mckelvey, Barbara Tritelli, Bernadette Yanefski
In Support of NSC Annual Appeal Carol Smith
In Support of Meals on Wheels
The Fred and Julia Lentz Charitable Trust Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation
In Memory of Clara Ketteringham John and Daphne Wessells
In Memory of Dorothy Kelly
Dolores Larkin, Angus Energy, Philip and Joene Gamgort, Janet Laznik, Kathleen Montebell, Newark Charitable and Social Club
In Memory of George Mulhern
Chris and Darline Burch, Fran and Alice Curran, Doug and Linda Kinney, Thomas and Patricia Lamb, Joseph McCue, Ed and Anne Mulhern, Tom and Karen Sweets
In Memory of Mary Alice Hopper Leslie Cansler, Jr.
In Memory of Sara Jane Spaulding
Dorothy Shoup, James and Sarah White, Joseph T. Farina, AIA Architect, Abdul and Kathleen Haideri, NQA Ladybug Chapter, Joe and Gail Pesce, Lin Woodard
IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER INFORMATION All January Newsle�er submissions must be received by: December 3rd at 12noon You can leave submissions with Margaret Fraser, Secretary, or email them to email@example.com
NEWSLETTER PICK UP
December 18th, 19th 20th If you do not pick your newsle�er up, it will be mailed on December 23rd Volunteers are needed to help with the Newsle�er Mailing on December 23rd 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.
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 FREE ESTIMATE
UP FRONT PRICING
NSC Monthly Birthday Celebration sponsored by Intellitec Solutions Tuesday, December 10th at lunch Complimentary cake at lunch ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served Thank you to Intellitec Solutions for their sponsorship.
NEW MEMBER TABLE AT LUNCH
Monday, December 16th 11:30am If you have recently joined NSC & have questions or would like to meet others who are "new" to NSC, look for the "New Member" table at lunch on December 16th. Carla Grygiel, Executive Director, will be available to help answer questions and give a tour to those who are interested.
HOUSE PAINTING Interior • Exterior Decks • Siding • Stucco
POWER WASHING Siding • Surfaces • Decks
HAM GRANT HOME REPAIRS
We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs. No job is too big or too small. REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE
$275 Power Wash any size house (exterior only) expires 12/31/19
Military Discount Senior Citizen Discount
10 December 2019
COMMUNITY NEWS DISCUSS STATE ISSUES: 24TH DISTRICT
Friday, November 1st 9:00am - 10:00am Representative, Ed Osienski will be available at the NSC for an open discussion of issues.
FROM THE NEWARK FREE LIBRARY Tech Tuesdays: Drop-In Tech Help at the Newark Free Library - Tuesdays from 2 - 4 p.m. No appointment required. Technology assistance for patrons provided by our Computer Aide. Help with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Individual computer help. Create an email or learn about the Internet. Help with tech devices such as laptops, eReaders, tablets, and smart phones will be provided within reasonable limits.
Medicare Prescription Part D Assistance: Check Up & Renewal
Wednesdays November 6th - December 4th 9am - Noon Provided by the Senior Surfers No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
CECIL COUNTY CHOIR AT BETHESDA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:00pm Bethesda United Methodist Church, 116 E Main Street, Middletown will be hosting the Cecil County Choir for their Holiday Concert at 4PM. This wonderful choir, some 50 strong, will perform largely a holiday music program,accompanied by violin and percussion. Light refreshments to be served in their Fellowship Hall after the concert. FREE ESTIMATE
UP FRONT PRICING
HAM GRANT HOME REPAIRS (302) 279-6830
HOUSE PAINTING Interior • Exterior
DECKS • SIDING • STUCCO POWER WASHING Siding • Surfaces • Decks We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs. No job is too big or too small. REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE
Military Discount Senior Citizen Discount
LASER-ASSISTED SURGERY NOW AVAILABLE.
Dr. Jeffrey Boyd Dr. Paul Mitchell
12 December 2019
MEETING OF MINDS
A Guided Group Experience for those with early stages of dementia or memory loss
Mondays - Fridays: 10:00am - 2:00pm An active, social and educational program for adults who are in the early stages of dementia, Alzheimer’s or any other cognitive impairments. Caregivers receive some respite time, knowing that their loved ones are in a positive & safe environment.
Please inquire about available registration
Cost: $32/day (billed at the end of the month)
INCLUDES: • Transportation (on NSC bus if needed) • Lunch •Materials
For more information please contact Laura Greene 737-2336 ext 124 or email@example.com
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. 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 Gift Shoppe Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
please note the Gift Shoppe will be closed December 24th - January 7th for inventory and cleaning. Just days before Christmas And all through the Shoppe, The shelves were all filled, From bottom to top! Our Elves have been busy – They’ve been Crafting away, To help you enjoy This year’s Christmas Day. Reindeer are running At a very fast pace, While Snowmen are smiling And melting in place. Santa appears in Various guises, Try pinching his cheeks – They’re filled with surprises! Christmas Greenery For door, wall, or table Will brighten your home And that’s not a fable! Bangles and Dangles And Necklaces, too, Beautiful jewelry For others or YOU! Plenty of ornaments For everyone’s style, Shop at “The Gift Shoppe” Watch everyone smile! submitted by a Gift Shoppe Elf
Consignment Days: December 3rd January 7th• 9:30am - 12noon
14 December 2019
THE ARTS ART WORKSHOPS BY CYNTHIA SWANSON
Fridays, 9:30am - Noon Registration is mandatory (no walk-ins) and required 48 hours in advance - see cost below. 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. NSC Members Only
DECEMBER: LOOSEY WATERCOLOR
So you want to loosen up in your watercolor paintings. Instructor will offer a new technique every Friday with a demo. Watercolor supplies & big watercolor paper (larger than 11x14) Cost: $44 (4 sessions)
JANUARY: BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
Learn all the techniques and tricks in watercolors. Applications, edges, blending - everything is taught concerning this medium. Supplies will be discussed, but please bring: COTMAN Starter Set (watercolor paints), w/c brushes: round #4 & #6, flat 3/4", arches paper pad, blue frog tape and cardboard support (a little larger than your paper). Cost: 55 (5 sessions)
Flowers in February can make you happy! Class will have real flowers and pictures of flowers. Demos will include leaves, stems, petals, etc. Supplies: medium of your choice. Cost: $44 (4 sessions)
FREE ART STUDIO
Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Members are welcome to enjoy the art room and camaraderie while working 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 Members enjoy many types of needle art and welcome new members, who also enjoy making needle crafts. Group's emphasis will continue to be on producing items for donation to groups such as Linus Project, Breast Cancer Survivors, 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. FREE ESTIMATE
UP FRONT PRICING
DRIVEWAY Sealers & Repair
Coal tar • Emulsion • Water-base • Oil • Crack Repair • Hand-Applied or Sprayed
Sealing • Coating • Repairs • Patching Sidewalks • Patios • All Surfaces
ONE ACT PLAYS
Are you interested in being a part of a group who would gather to do one act plays at NSC? Please leave your name and contact information with Katie Rivera 737-2336 ext 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs. No job too big or too small.
REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE
Military Discount Senior Citizen Discount
16 December 2019
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller
NSC MONTHLY NEWSLETTER HANDOUTS
We are seeking volunteers to help handout the NSC Monthly Newsletter at the end of each month in the Lobby from 9AM- 11AM or 11AM1PM. For more information contact Kelly Riale: 737-2336 ext. 129 or email@example.com.
Please see date and time on the top of page 9. Walk-ins welcome!
Please contact Merrily Schiavone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve meals during our NSC lunchtime as well as special events. For more information contact Chef Joey: 737-2336 ext. 117 or email@example.com.
We are searching for volunteers to cashier on a regular or substitute basis between 11:30PM1PM. Training provided. For more information contact Chef Joey: 737-2336 ext. 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIFT SHOPPE VOLUNTEER
Volunteers handle sales of consigned items. 2.5 hour morning or afternoon shifts available. Stop in the shop to leave your name and number! Training provided.
Seeking volunteers to assist with various projects around the Center! Contact Wendell Davis: 737-2336 ext. 126.
VOLUNTEER DELAWARE 50+
NONPROFIT PROJECT CONSULTANTS
Meets 2nd & 4th Wed. each month 10:00 am Are you are a member of an existing nonprofit, thinking about starting one, a member of a club or social group and need some help? Then consider submitting a project request to NPC. Completed projects include: conducting volunteer satisfaction surveys, revising bylaws & updating procedure manuals, advising on board relations and policies, assisting with marketing plans, and more. Would you enjoy using your business skills or developing new ones to assist local nonprofits? Then consider joining NPC. Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. If you are interested, attend our next meeting or contact Jessica Feinberg at 737-2336 ext 113 or email@example.com
We are seeking volunteers who are available on Wednesdays from 12:45-1:45 to assist with our Bingo game. Volunteers are needed to call Bingo numbers and call winning cards back to the Bingo caller. For more information contact Heather Mitchell: (302)737-2336 ext. 127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed to assist with various fundraising events held throughout the year. For more information contact Kelly Riale: 737-2336 ext. 129 or email@example.com.
NSC is a Volunteer DE 50+ station, if you are interested in becoming a member contact Kelly Riale: 737-2336 ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: 302-255-9690
MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY
We are looking for regular or substitute drivers for several routes in the greater Newark area! Meals are delivered Monday through Friday and can be picked up between 10:30am-11am. Each route takes about an hour of your time. YOU can become a Meals on Wheels volunteer and help seniors live independently in the community, if you have a valid license, insured vehicle, and pass a background check. Please, contact Stefanie Thomas for more information: 737-5747. Training is provided. Background check required.
We are seeking upbeat individuals with experience with computers and customer service to work at the NSC Reception Desk! Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one 3.5 hour shift every other week. Shifts are weekdays from 9AM–12:30PM or 12:30PM– 4PM. Volunteers are responsible for giving tours of the Center, answering the phones, and using the computer to register people for memberships, activities, and classes. Please, contact Kelly Riale for more information: 7372336 ext. 129 or kriale@newarkseniorcenter. com. Training is provided.
MEETING OF MINDS PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for individuals with experience in education, nursing, or group leadership to assist in our early memory loss program. Volunteers are required to commit to 1 weekday/week from 9:30AM-2:15PM. As a volunteer for Meeting of Minds you can expect to be a cheerleader, companion, and advocate! Volunteer responsibilities include assisting members with activities, helping create a relaxing environment, and with lunch set-up. When it comes to memory loss consistence is key, so we insist volunteers come the same day every week. For more information contact Kelly Riale: 737-2336 ext. 129 or kriale@ newarkseniorcenter.com. Training is provided. Background check required.
MEET YOUR LOCAL OASIS SENIOR LIVING ADVISOR LYNN PAXSON
Delaware - Owner/Operator
I make senior living simple. Finding and understanding senior living options can be overwhelming and confusing. Oasis Senior Advisors is here to help. I assist seniors and families to find the senior living solution that is the right fit. I will be with you every step of the way to make the process simple and easy. Best of all, there is never a cost for our services.
Learn more: OasisSeniorAdvisors.com/Delaware
No matter where you go, Oasis makes getting there easy. Independent Living • Retirement Communities Assisted Living • Residential Care Homes Memory Care • Skilled Nursing Facilities Respite Services • Hospice • And Others
18 December 2019
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 trips depart from the North Entrance and are rain or shine
• • •
New trips cannot be registered for until the 1st of the month
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 • 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 require credit card payment. • Please arrive 15 minutes before the published departure time.
EXTENDED TRIPS • 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. • NEW: We will only process deposits & insurance due at registration. All balances will be paid directly to travel agency.
These trips are at capacity. If you are interested, you can add your name to the wait list and if space becomes available, we will contact you.
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - NYC Tuesday, December 3rd
7:45am - 9:00pm
KITTY KNIGHT HOUSE INN AND RESTAURANT, GEORGETOWN, MD (JITNEY)
Thursday, December 12th, 10:30 am- 2:30 pm
JOY TO THE WORLD – AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE Saturday, December 14th
9:15am – 6:30pm
GREENBRIER HOTEL & CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA December 15th - 18th
KINKY BOOTS – TOBY’S DINNER THEATRE Wednesday, March 18th
8:00am - 5:30pm
SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ORLEANS March 29 - April 2, 2020
HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW - NY BOTANICAL GARDEN
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10th 7:00am - 7:00pm Member Cost: $203pp Non-Member Cost: $213 Celebrate the season inside the NY Botanical Garden annual Holiday Show. You'll have a guided tour through this world filled with tiny versions of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, - 175 replicas in all crafted with all natural materials. A lovely lunch at the Chef's Buffet Table and free time to visit all other attractions. 4 Seasons
PHILA FLOWER SHOW – RIVIERA HOLIDAY
Tuesday, March 3rd 8:30am - 4:30pm Member Cost: $63 Non-Member Cost: $73 Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens…Explore the allure and extraordinary plant palette of some of the world’s captivating coastal regions. Riviera Holiday beckons you to embrace your inner romantic and create a Mediterranean inspired garden of your own. Food is available at the Convention Center or the Reading Terminal is directly across the street and offers great food and shopping. We depart the Convention Center at 3pm. Motorcoach transporation, tip & tickets included in cost. A LOT OF WALKING INVOLVED
20 December 2019
QUEEN ESTHER – SIGHT & SOUND
Wednesday, April 1st 8:15am – 6:00pm Member Cost: $129 Non-Member Cost: $139 Round trip motorcoach transportation and admission to Queen Esther at the Millennium Theatre. Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production! Then off to Shady Maple for a luncheon smorgasbord before heading home. CURRAN TRAVEL
NOAH’S ARK ENCOUNTER, LOUISVILLE & LEXINGTON, KY
April 5th – 11th Double: $2,273pp Single: $2,698 pp Deposit: $100pp due upon registration The theme of our tour is Noah’s Ark with 3 exhibits at this inspiring encounter that include the Arc (510 feet long and built to the exact specs described in Genesis). The Creation Museum takes you through biblical history. Dinner at the Belle of Cincinnati Riverboat on the Ohio River, a show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse, two days in Louisville including a tour of the Kentucky Derby Racetrack and Museum, guided city tours, Glitz at Nonesuch, KY, two nights in Lexington where you will meet some race horses, enjoy very good food and fine hotels. 4 SEASONS
KIMMEL CENTER, THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Lecture Luncheon & Orchestra Seating Friday, April 17th 9:30am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $142pp Non-Member: $152pp Registration Deadline: March 8th- Must have 30! Stéphane Denève's final subscription concert as the Orchestra's principal guest conductor culminate with Strauss's epic Ein Heldenleben—literally, A Hero's Life—an extravagant, all-encompassing, semi-autobiographical tone poem that quotes from his prodigious masterpieces. Anna Clyne's imaginative This Midnight Hour, highlighting the power of the lower strings, evokes the journey of a mysterious woman “stripped bare, running mad through the night.” Liszt's heady Second Piano Concerto is gorgeous and technically challenging. Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings to it his intense power and quintessential flair. Before the performance enjoy a wonderful lecture by Rollin Wibur with
Nancy Bean & Lloyd Smith celebrity guests. Lunch and a glass of sherry provided by the Double Tree Hotel. Central Orchestra Seating. Some walking involved.
NEW YORK ON YOUR OWN
Wednesday, April 29th 7:30am - 9:30pm Member Cost: $55 Non-Member Cost: $65 Arrive in NYC between 10 & 11. Drop-off and pickup at: 50th and 8th Ave. Depart NYC promptly at 6:30pm. 1/2 price matinee tickets at the TKTS Booth (located at 47th & Broadway) or purchase your tickets from broadwaybox.com to avoid lines. Discounts offered to subway passengers with Medicare Card.
A DAY IN ANNAPOLIS, MD
Monday, May 4th 7:30am – 5:30pm Member Cost: $149 Non-Member Cost: $159 Lots to see and learn on this historical guided tour of the campus, known as the “Yard”. Professional guides will provide commentary on major attractions including Bancroft Hall, Memorial Hall, Crypt of John Paul and many more points of interest. Learn about the admissions process and the education/training of midshipmen. The noon formation of the midshipman is a joy to see. A special lunch at the beautiful Naval Academy Club is included after your tour. Please make your entrée selection when registering: crab cake or beef tenderloin. There is a lot of walking involved in this tour. Please bring your driver’s license for entry to the Academy. 4 SEASONS
THE PURPLE MOOSE TOUR
June 10th – 14th Double: $1,493pp Single: $1,690pp Deposit: $100 due upon registration Enjoy an overnight in Northhampton, Mass before heading to Lincoln, NH for three nights at the Mountain Club on Loon including the lovely Lafayette Dinner Train. Local sightseeing will show you fields of the brilliant Lupine flowers (carpet the local fields in a rolling sea of vibrant purples, pinks, blues and whites). Ride the Cannon Mountain Arial Tramway to the top of Cannon Mountain, plus a cog railway the next day to the summit of White Mountain. Part of this New England experience includes an Evening Moose Tour! Much more awaits you! 4 SEASONS
22 December 2019
TROPICANA CASINO – DIVAS – A TRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN OF MUSIC
Monday, June 15th 8:30am – 6:30pm Member Cost: $51 Non-Member Cost: $61 Registration Deadline: May 4th - Must have 40! Enjoy round trip motorcoach transportation to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Receive $20pp in slot play (bonus subject to change at any time) - bring divers license/State ID to redeem bonus. Bring your Tropicana Rewards Card! The cost also includes admission to the 3pm Show “Divas – A Tribute to the Women of Music” in the Tropicana’s Showroom. Enjoy the Casino, show, boardwalk or a day on the beach. CURRAN TRAVEL
A TASTE OF BRITAIN VICTORIAN TEA & BRITAIN’S BEST – AMT
Wednesday, June 24th 8:30am – 6:00pm Member Cost: $144 Non-Member Cost: $154 A very British day awaits you beginning at Mount Hope Estate & Winery. You will have a lesson in British tea etiquette. Throughout the tea, Miss Daisy and her friends will share history of the English tea and the estate. Enjoy tasty tea sandwiches prior to the tour of the mansion. Then off to AMT for the Britain’s Best show. Featuring hits from: Rolling Stones, Shirley Bassey, Elton John, The Beatles and many more!! 4 SEASONS
PORTUGAL & DOURO RIVER CRUISE
July 8th – 18th, 2020 Stateroom Double: $4,999pp Single: $8,248pp Balcony Double: $5,399pp Single: $8,908pp Deposit: $500 due upon registration Experience a new destination - lovely Portugal and the Douro River. Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal and enjoy a couple days there before departing on
your 7 night cruise with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks onboard. Airfare included, 22 meals included & visit two countries. Please review the day by day itinerary to get a full grasp of everything this trip offers. 4 Seasons
PACIFIC NORTHWEST: FEATURING OREGON, WASHINGTON & BRITISH COLUMBIA August 10th – 17th Double: $3,843pp Single: $4,706pp Deposit: $100 due upon registration A vacation full of new experiences including the magnificent Pacific Northwest scenery, wine tasting, an in-depth look at Boeing building jet aircraft, a great whale watching cruise, lovely gardens including one made of glass. Plus the exciting cities of Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Victoria, Canada! 4 SEASONS
September 26th – October 1st Double: $1,797pp Single: $2,344pp Deposit: $100 due upon registration This 6 day and 5 night journey will first take us to Essex, CT for a lovely tour and an overnight in Mystic, CT. We will enjoy a tour of the area before heading to the Cape Codder Resort for the remainder of our stay. We will enjoy local guides daily, tour historic landmarks throughout the area and enjoy once in a lifetime experiences with friends! Please see our full itinerary for more information on this spectacular trip. 4 SEASONS
ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA
October 7th – 12th Double: $2,849pp Single: $3,549pp Deposit: $500pp – no insurance, $775pp with insurance due upon registration Transportation to and from the Philadelphia airport, airfare, 6 Days and 7 Meals included. Highlights of the trip: Sante Fe, Open-Air Tram Tour, Loretto Chapel, Sante Fe School of Cooking, Turquoise Trail, Balloon Fiesta, Old Town Albuquerque, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and much. Please review the day by day itinerary to see details of this once in a lifetime excursion. 4 SEASONS
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CLUBS & GROUPS BIBLE STUDY
Mondays, 10:00am Tuesdays, 10:00am
2nd & 4th Mon of every month
CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURAL CLUB Beginners, Tuesdays,
1:00 - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Led by: Dick Hugh, 368-7990, email@example.com
Led by: Charles Strickler, 690-1841, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SPANISH CLUB Wednesdays
LOVING HEARTS STUDY GROUP
Thursday, December 5th 4:00 - 5:00pm Facilitator: Mildred Lombardi, RN, MA 1st Thursday of every month Loving Hearts Study/Prayer group will have readings on St. Pope John Paul II the Great, on Redemptive Suffering, Fr. Bing Arellano's "Value of Suffering", Mother Angelica and other views of theologians. Includes prayers and songs. Open to all. No Cost. No Registration.
Monday, December 2nd 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. Dec 2nd - Maigret's Christmas by Georges Simenon In the spirit of the coming Holiday season, the book group makes the following request of all who attend the December meeting: Please bring a used, gift wrapped (hard or soft cover) book with you for our random Season's Greetings Book Exchange. HO! HO! HO!
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.
HI FLYERS INVESTMENT GROUP Monday, December 2nd
NSC CHORUS / SONGBIRDS
Thursdays, 10:00am Enjoy singing and sharing music-come join the The NSC SongBirds---no audition required. When NOT PERFORMING at various local facilities, rehearsals are held Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am. To join or for more information call (302)326-0790. Cost: $4 monthly fee
CARDS & GAMES
You must have a valid NSC membership to play cards & games at NSC - Thank you for your cooperation
OOMPAH MUSICAL ENSEMBLE Fridays, 2:00pm
BINGO Cost: $.25 per card
GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP
NO Dec Meeting, will resume Jan 22 10:00am 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 email@example.com.
GENEALOGY RESEARCH LAB
Wednesday, December 4th 10am-12pm Members will be available to help with your family history journey.
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 various leaders
ROMEO (RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT)
Meet at NSC on the1st & 3rd Thursdays at 11:30am 11:30 a.m. We meet in the lunch room area NSC, and discuss plan for that day and future local trips. 12:00 p.m. We then leave to eat lunch and enjoy "guy talk" at a variety of local restaurants. We also plan and go on interesting afternoon trips both locally and in nearby states. Questions? Contact Fred Zell 302-283-1475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Janet at 737-4099. A portion of each purchase is donated to NSC. PINOCHLE
Wed & Fri: 12:30pm
Mon: 1:00pm Fri: 12:30pm Tues, Dec 3rd & 17th: 1:00pm
Tues & Fri: 12:30pm
2nd Monday of every month 6:00 - 9:00pm Open to the Public. For more information: Al 302-388-9056
Tuesdays, December 3rd & 17th 1:00pm Questions? Please contact John Popels 378-7126
NSC GOLF LEAGUE
resumes in April 2020.
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NSC COMPUTER CLUB WWW.NSCSURFERS.ORG
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of Senior Center members who like to help other seniors learn about technology. We are not a techie group, just volunteers who enjoy learning new things and helping other seniors learn. Over 300 members with varying levels of technology experience, from all walks of life, are eager to help others.
WHAT WE DO
We train use of our lab resources which includes document, photo and slide scanning; converting different types of video to a DVD or digital format; and help with problems with devices (computer, tablet, camera, smartphone).
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer programs and classes for all levels of experience. Monday afternoon labs for club members offer oneon-one help with a more experienced club member. Thursday afternoon programs offer a variety of speakers on the latest technology. We also offer open lab sessions for Senior Center members on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday afternoons.
Upcoming Events...Mark Your Calendars!
December 4th - 10:00am - Noon - Genealogy Research December 5th - 10:30am - Noon - Senior Surfers Board Meeting December 5th - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - New TV Innovations - CB Joe's December 12th - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bob Bloom presents Latest Technology News December 19th - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Brian Read - This Year's Tax Changes The lab will be closed after December 19th and reopen on January 6th
COME VISIT US
Stop in the lab on Monday afternoon and sit with one of our members to explain everything to you. Or attend one of our Thursday afternoon speaker programs. Guests are always welcome.
HOW TO JOIN
You must be a member of the Newark Senior Center to become a member of the computer club. Stop by the computer lab when it is open and someone will provide you a brochure listing all the benefits and offer a membership form to complete. After you join, you will be offered classes, free instruction and free advice for your devices. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. The membership form can be found on our website at: https://nscsurfers.org. Cost to join: $5 per year, July 1 to June 30
â€˘VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
â€˘VIEW PAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON PROGRAMS: http://nscsurfers.blogspot.com/
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 email@example.com
1st & 3rd Monday of every Month December 2nd & 16th 10:00am - Noon Now announcing Estate Downsizing Services!! Joseph Piane, owner of Assorted Past Antiques, is a professional purchaser of gold, silver, watches, antiques & collectibles, with a special eye for military items. Paying some of the area's highest prices for precious metals, estate jewelry and vintage watches (working or not). Fully licensed by State of Delaware & Delaware State Police and accredited through the Better Business Bureau. No Cost. No Registration.
to showstopping numbers. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has dazzled and inspired over 65 million people for more than 85 years! No Cost. Please Register at the Reception Desk.
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Thursday, December 19th 10:30am Presenter: Richard Davison Give yourself an early Christmas present: spend an hour with friends and with Richard Davison as he returns to read a selection of holiday poems including the best holiday poem of them all, Dylan Thomas's "A Child's Christmas in Wales." It is sure ADVANCED FUNERAL PLANNING to be another merry gathering, just the thing to Wednesday, December 18th 2:00pm make the season a little brighter. No Cost. Please Presenter: R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home register at the Reception Desk. and Crematory SHOOTING THE PAST â€“ PHOTOGRAPHY FILM We will be discussing the many different cremation Thursday, December 19th 1:00pm options available, such as a full funeral service, a Life Celebration event, a private ceremony or a cremation Presenter: Marian Peleski with no services. We will also answer questions A US corporate businessman is developing a country regarding burial options, Medicaid spend downs, house on the outskirts of London into a business benefits and packages available to honor our Veterans school for the 21st century which would be fine if who have served. We will be happy to answer any the building were not already the home of a unique photographic collection cared for by a small but questions you may have. No Cost. No Registration. determined staff. An engaging drama and a deeply WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATE PLANNING heartfelt homage to the soulfulness of photography Thursday, December 12th 10:00am covering several decades. No Cost. Please, register at the Reception Desk. Limited spots available. Presenter: Kathy DeLacey, ESQ, Reger, Rizzo, Darnall SELF ACCUPRESSURE FOR COMMON Kathy will explain what you should know about AILMENTS Estate Planning and how you can exercise some control over what happens to the assets you have Tuesdays, January 14th & 21st 10:00am acquired. Topics include: Wills, Revocable Trusts, Presenter: Jeanne Badlato Estate Planning for combined families, Special Most people have heard of Acupuncture, but not as Needs Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Guardianship, many are aware of Acupressure. It is similar but instead and Powers of Attorney. No Cost. Please Register of using needles, the practitioner uses fingertips to hold at the Reception Desk. the points. Acupressure can help with chronic pain, headaches, backaches, sleep problems, muscle tension, MOVIE & POPCORN:RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS general well-being, and more. SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES Jeanne Badlato has been an Acupressurist since 2010 Friday, December 13th 12:30pm Watch the world-famous Rockettes as they bring their offering treatments as well as teaching Self-acupressure signature eye-high kicks and precision choreography for several years.
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Class includes: • Simple & effective Basic Neck and Shoulder Release to relax muscles & help with headaches. • Hara Breathing to help you calm yourself. • Self-care acupressure points for common ailments such as headache, backache, jaw pain, constipation, “heartburn”, insomnia, nausea, & chronic pain. • A pictorial handbook for location of the points. • Time to practice with instructor assistance. Cost is $30 for 2 90minute classes. Advance registration required at the Reception Desk. 4 person minimum
THEY MAKE US LAUGH: HUMOR THROUGH LITERATURE
YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION
Mondays 1:30 pm, Starting January 13th This classroom-based program was developed in conjunction with Indiana University, and is recognized by CDC. It is based on the national Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health and CDC—which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes who is overweight can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and for those 60 and over by 71%. Duration: One-year program held at the Newark Senior Center; which includes 16 one-hour weekly sessions, followed by 3 bi-weekly and 6 monthly classes, for a total of 25 sessions. For more inforamtion: Healthy Living Department 302-572-9622; www.diabetespreventionde.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org
THYROID HEALTH AWARENESS
Monday, January 13th 1:00pm Presenter: Brackenville Center, Genesis Healthcare Please join our Occupational Therapist, Troy Day, for an educational discussion about the thyroid gland, which plays a huge role in our body's function for many of the body's most essential organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Join Troy in learning how vitally important the thyroid gland is to having your body function properly. We will discuss REAL action steps that you can take to help promote the prevention, treatment, and cure thyroid related diseases and thyroid cancer. No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
Wednesday, January 15th 10:00am Presenter: Lee Mussoff While authors may tickle our funny bone, they also make us squirm. Our best artists make us see the truth about ourselves and it isn’t always pretty. Using CD’s, videos, and lectures, the speaker will present and discuss selections from a variety of writers, playwrights, and lyricists who combine humor and insight to help us laugh at ourselves. Audience participation is welcome. No Cost. Please, register at the Reception Desk. Thursdays, Jan 23rd, Feb 20th, & Mar 19th 5:30pm Presenter: Craig Lytle, Certified Financial Planner™ Because Craig has seen innocent mistakes that have led to negative consequences, stress and regret he wrote THE SANDWICH GENERATION as a resource for families facing competing demands on their time and money. Join us for entertaining and informative discussions, bring your questions and enter for a chance to win a copy of his book.
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 liability portion of insurance. Monday, December 9th Monday, March 9th
4:00 - 10:00pm
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Refresher Course (4 hours) entitles participants to a 15% discount for up to 3 years. Tuesday, December 10th
12:30 - 4:30pm
Thursday, December 12th
2:30 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 9th
2:30 - 6:30pm
12:30 - 4:30pm
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RESOURCE CENTER ANIKA TURNER
SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER Mondays - Fridays, 8:30am - 2:30pm • 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. Please call 737-2336 ext 112 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Specializing in: • WillS & eState planning • Real eState • pRobate ValeRie M. caRR
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES SOCIAL SECURITY
SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800)223-9074 NCC REGISTER OF WILLS
DELAWARE VOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICE (302)478-8680 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: • 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 • Affordable Will Service: 478-8680 • 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 500 cReek VieW Road, Suite 306 Brian.Ferguson@state.de.us. Offered by the neWaRk, de 19711 Delaware State Fire Marshall. attoRney at laW
SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT $TAND BY ME Are you financially ready for retirement? Have PROGRAM
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 HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD a process largely driven by you. Coaching focuses Tuesday, December 10th 9:00am - Noon on behavior change and empowering individuals to find their own answers. Included is Economic Check A BCBSD Customer Service representative is on Up, a screening tool provided through the National hand during the listed times to answer BCBSD Council on Aging thatidentifies benefits that members’ questions. Updated schedules can could save you money, finds ways to cut expenses be found at bcbsde.com or by calling BCBSD’s and develops a concrete plan to achieve greater Customer Service at (800)633-2563. economic security. All services are FREE! COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. To schedule an appointment, In New Castle
If you’re an over-55 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.
ELDER LAW PROGRAM
Thursday, December 12th The Legal Society provides Legal Services to Delawareans who are age 60+ or persons with disabilities. Services include drafting of powers of attorney and advance health care directives. For an appointment please call Anika Turner Social Service Director at 737-2336 x112.
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 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.
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 affordable legal services, you must meet federal poverty income standards. Call Delaware Volunteer Legal Services 478-8680 to get specific information.
County (302)651-3401 or (302)651-3427.
Please contact Mercedia Green at 737-2336 ext 122 to make an appointment.
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 doing so in the near future, you may want to visit social security’s website to use our convenient and informative retirement planner: www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2
SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT ESTIMATOR Millions of people have used the Retirement Estimator - you may try it yourself: www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator
Easy to prepare frozen meals and frozen soups are here for your evening or weekend meals! Cheese Lasagna...$9 Macaroni & Cheese...$9 Meatballs & Gravy...$5 Turkey & Stuffing...$10 Sloppy Joe Sandwich Mix (qt)...$7 Serves 3-4 Pay at the Reception Desk & pick your meal up in the kitchen Monday - Friday before 1pm
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NSC SUPPORT GROUPS Free & Open to the Public
Wed, Dec 4th & 18th, Feb 5th & 19th 11:00am Facilitator: Heather Suchanec-Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org or 368-9500 For women who are coping with changes in their bodies, families and life circumstances as they move beyond middle age. Some changes enhance our lives, while others create problems. We learn and laugh together as we share our joys and sorrows.
FAMILY CAREGIVER INFORMATION & SUPPORT GROUP
OPEN GRIEF GROUP
Wednesday, December 11th 10:30am Sponsored and led by a Seasons Hospice Professional Facilitator who is trained to understand what you are going through. You will gain access to valuable resources to help recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding. All are welcome.
WIDOWED SENIORS: PATHWAYS THROUGH GRIEF
Thurs, Dec 5th & 19th, Feb 6th & 20th 11:00am Facilitator: Heather Suchanec-Cooper, Thursday, December 12th 10:00am email@example.com or 368-9500 Facilitator: Anika Turner Men and women who have experienced the death Group discussions focus on sharing information, of a spouse or life partner. Death may be recently sympathy, laughter and coping skills. We invite guest or long ago. Learn to cope with the realities of speakers on topics such as: how to deal with a person life as a single person and to anticipate a future with dementia, caregiver relief, and financial planning. that includes meaning and joy.
HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP - HLADE
Wednesday, December 4th 10:00am Facilitators: Linda Heller & Jeanne Oliver, Hearing Loss Association of Delaware The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware(HLADE) offers help & hope to people with hearing loss & their families. Meets the first Wedneday of every month from 10am-11am. We welcome all who have questions about technology or living with hearing loss. Bring a friend! Hearing Loop now available.
MAIN STREET CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Wednesday, December 11th 1:00pm For more information, call Sara Cavanaugh 737-4694. Delaware Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
VISION SUPPORT GROUP
Not meeting in December 9:30am The Vision Support Group meets every third Monday of the month. Facilitator: Patti Addison, Blind/Sight DE. For more information please call 302-454-7224.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP FOR PATIENT AND CAREGIVER 3rd Monday of the month, 5:00pm Shipley Manor (302) 479-0111
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital 1501 Kirkwood Highway For more information: (302) 737-1098
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - CHRISTIANA
HOSPITAL 1st Thursday of the month, 4:00pm Contact: Donald Squires: 383-3404 or DE Stroke Initiative 757-4886 Group discussion focuses on education, compassion, coping skills, sympathy, and laughter.
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WELLNESS Take Care of You!
PAMPER YOURSELF FACIALS
December 11th & 12th, January 8th & 9th 11:00am - 2:45pm - 30 minute appointments 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. Member Cost: $20, Non-Member Cost: $30 Registration required 24 hours in advance.
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: Donna Connell Co-Leader: Kari Lockwood
Fridays: 10:00am (Weigh In) 10:30am (mtg) Leader: Brenda Toomey
FOOT CARE CLINICS by Dr. Benjamin Denenberg, DPM
Fridays, December 13th & January 17th 15 minute appointments starting at 1pm Dr. Benjamin Denenberg, DPM of New Castle Associates in Podiatry will be conducting initial foot care assessments as well as buffing feet and trimming nails. Recommendations for additional treatments at his office. Member Cost: $35, Non-Member Cost: $45. Registration required 24 hours in advance.
HEARING AID CHECKS
Tuesdays, January 28th 10:00am - noon Wilson Hannold, Brandywine Valley Hearing Aid Solutions Wilson will check and clean hearing aids from all different manufacturers as well as answer your hearing aid related questions. The hearing aids do NOT have to be ones purchased from Brandywine Valley Hearing Aid Soluntions. Wilson can check ears for wax, but CANNOT clean them. 15 minute appointments. Appointments are required, please register at the Reception Desk. No Cost
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Fifty Plus Home Services, LLC Call now (302) 322-3951 www.50plushomesvc.com
We are Licensed, Insured, & Bonded
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GENERAL CONTRACTING ROOFS • SIDING • DECKS GUTTERS • CARPENTRY MASONRY We Can Maintain or Replace No Job is Too Big or Small We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs.
REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE
$500 Clean & Stain Any Small Deck expires 12/31/19
Military Discount Senior Citizen Discount
to benefit NSC's Meals on Wheels Program
Sunday, February 9th
Doors open at 4pm â€˘ Soup served 4:30 - 5:30pm
BYOB many parties also choose to bring snacks to share with their table
Individual tickets: $50 Reserved table of 8: $450
all tickets include: all you can eat soup & a handmade bowl
Tickets & sponsorships: www.newarkseniorcenter.com or 302-737-2336
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“Even thou�h yo� a�e growing u�, yo� sho�l� �ever sto� ha�ing fun!” -Nina D�b�e� WALK OUR LAND TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE T, TH: 12:30 - 4:00pm • F: 2:30 - 4:00pm All levels of play welcome! For more information contact Ruth Delia at 717-875-0108 Cost: $1, Fridays FREE Play!
“LET’S DANCE” GROUP
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 various simple line dances (no partner needed).
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.
T: 9:00am If weather is too challenging, we will walk at Christiana Mall. For more information, call Bev Handler (302) 368-4045 or Betty Fly (302)834-8141. “G” or “JH” indicates where we walk the following Thursday (Glasgow or James Hall). DECEMBER 3rd - DelCastle Park - Meet in Parking Lot - G 10th - Battery Park - Meet in Parking Lot (Walker's Luncheon) 17th - Mike Castle Trail - Meet in Parking Lot - JH 24th - Paper Mill Park - Meet in Parking Lot - G 31st - Newark Reservoir - Meet in Parking Lot - JH DID YOU KNOW? The Meals on Wheels program meets 1/3 of the current Dietary Reference Intakes as specified by the Division of services for Aging and Adults with physical disabilities.
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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 Fitness Center Site Manager: Hunter Rivera POOL HOURS HOURS
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00am - 2:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Monthly: $44 • Quarterly: $120 • Annual: $440 Evening Only: Monthly: $25 • Quarterly: $66 • Annual: $250
* Pool membership fees include all Aquatic Classes & activities
$5 Day Passes ($15 for non NSC Members) are available at the Reception Desk to those over the age of 50 who would like to use the pool. WORK OUT TICKETS & FITNESS CLASS PASSES CAN BE USED FOR POOL VISITS, AQUATIC CLASSES AS WELL AS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES (SEE PAGE 41-44)
Daily Pool Schedule 8:00 & 9:00am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm
Aquacise Water Volleyball Ageless Exercise Free Swim Aqua Tai Chi (Monday only) Aqua Dance (Tues & Thurs only) Aqua Pilates (Wednesday only) Aqua Yoga Flow (Friday only) Pool Closes Evening Pool Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:15 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Free Swim Gentle Aqua Class (Monday only) Aquacise (Tues & Thurs only) Aqua Dance (Monday only) Water Volleyball Lap Swim Pool Closes
Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00am - 12:30pm Fridays: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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!
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.
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.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES • •
NSC is proud to offer a variety of classes to suit the varying abilities of our members
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 a package of classes. There is no expiration date on Workout Tickets • $20 Blue Ticket ($30 for Non-Members)= 4 Classes • $50 Yellow Ticket ($60 for Non-Members) = 12 Classes Fitness Class Pass • $45 ($55 for Non-Members) Unlimited Exercise Classes for the 30 days before your pass expires. WORK OUT TICKETS & FITNESS CLASS PASSES CAN BE USED FOR POOL VISITS, CLASSES AS WELL AS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES Denotes a pool class. Pool Memberships, Pool Passes, Workout Tickets, and Fitness Class Passes are all accepted.
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, 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.
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!!
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC W: 1:30pm An aquatic non-aerobic body conditioning routine that helps with flexibility and muscle strength in the arms, core, hips, back, and legs. These specific water movements develop strength, flexibility and body awareness and are also very supportive for those with back problems, weak joints, serious injuries, arthritis and anxiety.
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AQUA TAI CHI
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 1:30pm Water Tai Chi is a graceful exercise and relaxation program using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broads movements of the arms, legs, and torso that will promote flexibility and strength, improve range of motion, balance, and circulation while calming the mind and decreasing stress.
AQUA YOGA FLOW
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC F: 1:30pm A gentle and very low impact aquatic activity, Aqua Yoga takes the principles and movements of Yoga and adapts them to the water environment. With the release of gravity the body is able to find the optimum stretch. By using the rhythm of the breath an inner sense of relaxation can be achieved.
AQUA DANCEJUST ADD WATER AND SHAKE!
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 5:15pm T & TH: 1:30pm Invigorating, low-impact aquatic classes are exercise in disguise. 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.
ARTHRITIS LAND CLASS
Linda Adams, Gentle Wellness 4 Life, Arthritis Foundation certi�ied 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 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.
CHAIR YOGA BY DR. BILL SHAERER
T: 9:00am Chair yoga is a great alternative form of yoga for those who cannot be on the back or knees. The postures have been modi�ied from the other yoga classes so that they can be done seated in a straight-back chair and standing beside the chair. Chair yoga emphasizes body, mind, & breath and promotes strength, range of motion, and balance. Participants need to be able to stand from sitting position and to walk around the chair. Come join us for a very positive wellness experience.
M, W, F: 8:45am T, TH: 5:45pm 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
Beginners Class M: 12:45pm Come & learn the basic steps to get you on your way to fun and dancing to the oldies & popular country music. Intermediate Class M: 1:30pm Learn more steps, turns, syncopations to some of the most popular line dances done in the area.
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.
MELT HAND & FOOT TREATMENT BY AMANDA YUE
TH: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Learn how to help erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck and lower back brought on by everyday stress, overuse, and age. This simple selftreatment can make you feel better ans provide relief from pain. Come and discover how the connective tissue in your body gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement.
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 11:15am T: 9:00am TH: 10:15am F: 8:45am 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. Exercise mat required, however exercises can be modified for the chair.
RESISTANCE BAND CLASS
Christy's Core Fitness W: 7:50am Exercise or resistance bands are an amazing fitness tool for people of all fitness levels! Resistance bands are incredibly simple but they're also extremely effective at working your muscles! The use of resistance bands are safe and stable. Strength training with resistance bands is a great way for active adults to become stronger and more flexible while fighting bone loss, arthritis, and back pain. All exercises in this class can be done standing or seated and bands will be provided. Come join us and feel energized as we work on strength, balance and flexibility!
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M & W: 9:00am & 10:00am F: 10:00am 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 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: 2:15 - 3:45pm T: 7:50am W: 7:50am, 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: 3:50pm - 4:50pm 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.
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC T, TH: 11:15am 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-to-follow Zumba® choreography for a total workout, combining cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, range of motion, and coordination. Come for fun, leave exhilarated and strong!
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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.
FITNESS CENTER HOURS MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7:00AM - 6:30PM FRIDAYS 7:00AM - 5:00PM TUESDAYS, & THURSDAYS 8:00AM - 12:30PM
GORE THERAPEUTIC POOL HOURS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS 8:00AM - 2:30PM MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, & THURSDAYS 4:30PM - 7:00PM
DECEMBER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
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DECEMBER LUNCH MENU
Menu is subject to change at Chef's discretion 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.
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200 White Chapel Drive â€¢ Newark, DE 19713
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