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www.newarkseniorcenter.com • (302) 737-2336 The Newsletter of the Newark Senior Center Vol.19, Number 2 • February 2018

Empty Bowls

to support Meals on Wheels in our community

Sunday, February 11th details on page 11

Dinner at the Oasis a pop-up BYOB dinner

returns Friday, March 9th - see page 29

A new fundraiser to help us close the budget gap! see page 9 for details

Valentine's Day Celebration

Special Menu & Entertainment see page 7

PICK UP YOUR MARCH NEWSLETTER: February 22, 23 & 26


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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 Joey Berenato ext. 117 Nutrition Director/Meals on Wheels Coordinator Stefanie Thomas ext. 116 Food Service Staff Rhonda Faison Brian Maher

Diana Ferrara Angela Suglia

Accountant Mercedia Green Facility Director Wendell Davis Facility Assistant Sterdie Maxwell Site Manager Bruce Zabel Bus Drivers Jim Dilks Bill Earl Robert Smith

ext. 122 ext. 126

Betty Clayton Brenda See

Newsletter Advertising Inquiries Merrily Schiavone (302)366-0681 maschiavo@verizon.net

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 • Newark, DE 19713 Phone: (302) 737-2336 Fax: (302) 737-2636 E-mail: nsc@newarkseniorcenter.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

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Member Information

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Classes & Workshops 27-29 Menu

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Clubs & Groups

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Computer Club

24-25 Pool 26 Recreation

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Daily Activities Calendar 44 Resource Center 30-31 Donations Fitness Center Gift Shoppe

6 Save the Dates 40 Special Activities Calendar 12 Support Groups

Group Fitness Classes 41-43 Travel Meals on Wheels Meeting of Minds

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39 Volunteer Opportunities 16-17 25 Wellness 34

Advertisements in the NSC News are paid advertisements and are not endorsed by the NSC.


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Dear Friends,

We are very grateful to have the support of our community for some of our most essential services. Meals on Wheels have been provided to the greater Newark area by the Center for decades. We now serve more than 150 homebound seniors each day. On February 11th, we will host our 11th Empty Bowls event. If you have not joined us in the past, please consider this simple soup supper on a Sunday afternoon. The event features all you can eat delicious soups from some of our best restaurants and home chefs as well as beautiful pottery from local artists. We are adding more tables this year so please be sure to make your reservation early. Please find more details on page 11. The proceeds help us to provide these Meals regardless of the client’s ability to pay.

I believe for many, there is a misconception about why there are fees for various things at the Center and why we are constantly trying to raise funds. Our meals program is a simple example. Would you believe that our annual food bill is approximately $145,000.00. Yes, that is more than $12,000.00 per month! Contrary to popular belief, we pay for our food supplies and other supplies just like any other business. The $145,000 does not include the cost of kitchen equipment, maintenance, utilities or the staff who work very hard every day to plan, prepare and serve the meals. We also spend over $13,000 per year on special packaging to safely deliver the Meals to our homebound seniors. In addition to the financial commitment to continue programs like Meals on Wheels, we also are so grateful for our volunteers. Each month volunteers dedicate 700 hours to serving the homebound and drive approximately 4700 miles. Without these generous individuals we would not be able to meet the needs of many seniors throughout our community. It is also important to note that meals are available for the most frail and also for those who may be recovering from a medical procedure or short term disability who may find it easier to recuperate at home versus a more institutional setting. Services like Meals on Wheels also help to preserve economic resources as community based services are generally much more affordable than institutional care. Thank you for helping the NSC provide meals throughout our community to our homebound seniors.

ARE YOU ALWAYS COLD? Being cold all the time can be the result of medical issues like diabetes and hypertension. Older people are naturally colder, because of poor circulation and less fat. Some helpful tips: Stay bundled up when you go outside, get help to shovel snow or other outdoor chores, get a carbon monoxide detector for your home, don’t drive or walk in dangerous conditions.

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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.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE NEWARK SENIOR CENTER Option 1: NSC Bus

now available 5 days a week!

Bus service available Monday - 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: ATTENTION NSC MEMBERS & TRIP City of Newark, West Newark & Glasgow, Pike PARTICIPANTS: Creek & Bear Please update your contact information to Friday Shopping: Friday mornings (shopping include cell phone numbers and at least 2 bus leaves NSC when all 4 routes have arrived emergency contacts- this information is useful in an emergency situation. You can update your at the Center) alternating between College information at the Reception Desk. Thank You. Square Shopping Center & Pencader Plaza * Please contact Wendell Davis (ext 126) if you have SATURDAY HOURS questions about NSC's Bus Program February 3rd & 17th 10:00am - 2:00pm ** Funding received from New Castle County The Center is open - stop by to play billiards, use CDBG Program and the United Way of Delaware the computers in the library or bring a friend to Option 2: City of Newark Unicity Bus work on a puzzle! NSC is on the City of Newark FREE Unicity Bus Routes. This services the official City BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Gail Chickersky of Newark limits. Schedules posted on Vice President: Lyn Henshaw bulletin board in kitchen hallway or at www. Treasurer: Joe Brady cityofnewarkde.us Secretary: Eileen Keely Mary Ann Brown Connie Cox Frank Dowling Ed Kurtz Crystal Simms Laura Wolfe

Joan Bliss Linda Debski Laura Greene Ed Osienski Robert Walters

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.

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

THE NSC DOES NOT SELL OR GIVE ITS MEMBERSHIP LIST TO ANY OTHER ENTITY.


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PHYSICAL THERAPY IN YOUR HOME

We bring individualized and compassionate care to your home so you can focus on returning to your vibrant lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Convenient - No Transportation Concerns Same Therapist for every visit

• We treat most orthopedic and neurological conditions • Specialists in Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders • LSVT BIG Certified • Walk BIGGER and do more of what you enjoy!

Services offered throughout New Castle County Covered by Medicare and other insurances

Visit our website: www.firststaterehabathome.com Email: tom.gangemi@firststaterehabathome.com Call: 302-304-9729

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DONATIONS

Please thank our donors for their support of the Center A Special Thank You to: Beryl King, Betty Stahl, Christine Marshall, Ed Osienski, K. Jean Williams, Katherine Taylor, Kathleen Schaffer-Grau, Richard and Peggy Sacher, Timothy’s of Newark, George Grundy, Jo Anne Barnes, Caroline Martz, William and Ethel Scheper, Ric & Linda Debski, James and Carla Grygiel, Jerry Clifton, Mary Brevoort, Charlie and Diane Baxter, Robert Leake, Bill and Joan Bliss, James Dauerty, Elaine Levey and Ginny Ferguson 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 December 7, 2017 and January 8, 2018 In Support of the Bathroom & Locker Room Renovations Elaine Archangelo, Sandra Gilbert, William Lee, Diane Sheldon, Dr. & Mrs. David Sowa, Pat Szwed, Richard and Judith Wilson

In Support of NSC General Operations

Robert and Cathy Baird, Susan Bastin, John and Dottie Evans, Richard and Susan Gays, Erika Graham, Emil Lavita, Barbara Lee, Daniel McCann, Richard Pachalis, Ruth Pritchett, Doris Rosenbaum, Hector and Gladys Salvatelli, Damian Sclafani, Clayton Shillingford, Betty Smack

In Support of the Meals on Wheels Program

Michaela Bender, Roberta Emmons, Svetlana Khaletskaya

In Support of Meeting of Minds in Memory of Mazie Gibb Robert and Sandy Ashby

In Memory of Clara Yoder

Paul and Joanne Christian, Elaine Hickey, Robert and Christina Malvezzi, Robert and Carol Rapone, Robert and Greta Stewart, Stanley and Joan Sutkowski, The Briggs Company, R.Tory and Danielle Vanderwerf, Ralph and Catherine Zinszer

In Memory of Felix A. Sczubelek Katheryn Herel

Group Contributions

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 maschiavo@verizon.net

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 December 2017 Mah Jongg

Friday Pinochle

Bingo

Table Tennis

Scrabble

Let's Dance

Wednesday Pinochle Discussion Group

Canasta

Book Group

Senior Surfers

Monday Bridge

Shuffleboard & Billiards

Total Group Donations: $435.10


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SAVE THE DATES February 11th - Empty Bowls 13th - Valentine's Day Celebration 16th - Black History Month Program

featuring Cab Calloway School of the Arts Gospel Choir

March 9th - Dinner at the Oasis 16th - St. Patty's Social

April 14th - Auction Night 26th, 27th & 28th - Spring Sale

May 8th - Wellness Fair 28th - NSC Closed Memorial Day

Look for more details in future newsletters!

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IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER INFORMATION All March Newsletter submissions must be received by: February 6th at 5pm You can leave submissions with Margaret Fraser, Secretary, or email them to newsletter@newarkseniorcenter.com Thank You

NEWSLETTER PICK UP

February 22nd, 23rd, & 26th If you do not pick your newsletter up, it will be mailed on February 27th Volunteers are needed to help with the Newsletter Mailing on February 27th 9-10am in Evergreen C - walk ins welcome

50th Anniversary

All new trips/classes/programs will be available for registration starting on the first of the month.

RECEPTION DESK

Open Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm The NSC Reception Desk is staffed by dedicated volunteers who can: • Assist you with NSC memberships • Register you for classes, trips and activities • Sign you up for Bus Service (in person or phone) Thank you to the volunteers who give their time at the Reception Desk.

This spring we are partnering with Claire's Gourmet to help you with sweet treats for Easter, Mother's Day or other upcoming celebrations. We will be collecting orders for a variety of cakes, cookies, and more at the Reception Desk and at www.newarkseniorcenter.com. Every piece sold helps to support the programs & services of the Newark Senior Center.

Monday, February 12th: Join us in the lobby for samples! You can start placing orders today & if you would like to collect orders from friends and family, you can pick up an order packet at the Reception Desk, starting today. Sell 10 items or more and be entered to win a Lifetime Membership to NSC! Thursday, March 2nd: Deadline for all orders. ALL orders must be submitted online or to the Reception Desk. Thursday, March 22nd: Order pick up in the lobby, 1-4pm. All items will be frozen and will keep for upcoming holidays and celebrations.

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COMMUNITY NEWS DISCUSS NEW CASTLE COUNTY ISSUES: 5TH DISTRICT

Friday, February 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 slmoore@nccde.org.

Black History Month Program

celebrating A Continuing Legacy of Expression Through Performing Arts

DISCUSS STATE ISSUES: 24TH DISTRICT

Friday, February 2nd 9:00am - 10:00am Representative, Ed Osienski will be available at the NSC for an open discussion of issues.

NEWARK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER CONCERT

Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:30pm Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St. Featured will be Gabriel Faure's Requiem, with the NSO Chorus. Ticket information is available at www. newarksymphony.org, or by calling (302) 369-3466.

featuring Cab Calloway School of the Arts Gospel Choir

Friday, February 16th 6:30pm Newark Senior Center Suggested Donation: $10 • Light Refreshments

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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 Markers & Erasers • Reams of white or colored copier paper • Mystery prizes for BINGO - Value: $10 - $20 • AA Batteries • Large Print Books • Used Ink Cartridges • Reader glasses

empty bowls

to benefit the NSC's Meals on Wheels Program

“HAPPENINGS”

NSC E-NEWSLETTER If you are interested in receiving our quarterly e-newsletter, please email jfeinberg@ newarkseniorcenter.com with “e-newsletter” in the subject line.

Sunday, February 11th Doors open at 4pm • 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: $400

all you can eat soup & a handmade bowl Tickets and sponsorship information: www.newarkseniorcenter.com or 302-737-2336

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NSC Gift Shoppe The Managers of the NSC Gift Shoppe would like to thank our Customers, Crafters, and Volunteers for their support of the NSC Gift Shoppe. This has made it possible for us to contribute $4147 to the NSC in 2017. We look forward to another successful year in 2018. The Gift Shoppe continues to offer a variety of unique, original,whimsical items, beautiful accessories, floral decorations, baby items, & so much more. Please tell your friends‌ they’ll thank you for it! Winnie, Judy, Elsie, Pauline, Mary, Joan, Jean, & Liz

Shoppe Hours Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm Browsers are welcome Consignment Days 9:30am - noon February 6th, March 6th, & April 3rd

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THE ARTS ART WORKSHOPS BY CYNTHIA SWANSON

Fridays, 9:30am - Noon 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. NSC Members Only

FEBRUARY: PAINTING STILL LIFE SET UPS II

Fridays, February 2nd - 23rd Learn from painting still life set ups. Set ups will change and different objects and techniques will be offered. Class is open to all mediums. Note: Students can come and work on their own art if they don't want to do the lesson. All students will get instruction and individual attention. Cost: $44 (4 sessions)

MARCH: INK & COLOR

Fridays, March 2nd - 23rd Learn ink techniques to create art. Students will work small 5x7 to be able to create several pictures. Color with watercolor or colored pencils. Supplies: Micron Pigma Black ink pens, smooth paper (Bristol), pencil/eraser, watercolors or medium of choice for color. Cost: $44 (4 sessions)

CARD MAKING

Wednesday, March 21st 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Instructor: Melanie Figgs This class will give participants the skills, confidence and materials to complete 4 attractive greeting cards using rubber stamps. Cost: $12 includes all materials. Registration required by 3/13

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

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.

Mondays, March 19th, April 2nd, 16th, & 23rd, May 7th 5:30 - 7:30pm Instructor: Bruce Simmons Watercolor Workshop is for those who have an interest – but modest to no experience – painting with watercolor. Topics will cover brush techniques, color mixing, and elements of design. Typically, the first part of each 2-hour workshop will include a demo, but the majority of the time will be reserved for individual painting. The workshop objective is that each participant will come to enjoy the process and results of painting. A list of suggested materials will be provided by contacting Bruce Simmons at 302388-2476. Member cost: $5, Non-Members: $15 About the Instructor: Bruce began painting with watercolors soon after graduating college. In part it was a way to balance against the "left brain" demands of the occupation he had chosen, but more than that, he was attracted by the lumenosity the medium could impact, particularly to the sky & water. Retirement has offered the opportunity to persue watercolorwith a renewed passion. His objective is to continue developing abilities both to see and to render, while also sharing what he has learned with others.


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES VOLUNTEER CASHIERS

Needed 11:15am – 1:00pm Contact Chef Joey: 737-2336 ext 117 or jberenato@newarkseniorcenter.com

FACILITY MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE

Various projects around the Center including painting, minor repair projects and more. Contact Wendell Davis: 737-2336 ext 126 or wdavis@newarkseniorcenter.com

NEWSLETTER MAILING

Please see date & time on page 9.

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTORS

Please contact Merrily Schiavone at maschiavo@verion.net

GIFT SHOPPE

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.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS

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.

VOLUNTEER DELAWARE 50+

NSC is a Volunteer DE 50+ station. If you are interested in becoming a member please see Megan Young for an application. More info: 302-255-9690

MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY

RECEPTION DESK VOLUNTEERS

Must commit to one 3.5 hour shift every other week 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 Megan: 737-2336 ext 129 or myoung@newarkseniorcenter.com

NONPROFIT PROJECT CONSULTANTS

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 NPC. If you are a member of an existing non-profit or thinking about starting one and need some help, contact NPC about how to submit a project request. In our twice-monthly meetings, members of NPC 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 NPC 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 NPC is all about, please attend our next meeting or contact Jessica Feinberg at 737-2336 ext 113 or jfeinberg@newarkseniorcenter.com

NSC delivers an average of 150 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


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MEETING OF MINDS PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

Seeking individuals with experience in education, nursing or group leadership

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 9:30am-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: Megan Young 302-737-2336 ext 129 myoung@newarkseniorcenter.com

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BECOME AN AARP DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TODAY! The Newark Senior Center is one of the busiest AARP Driver Safety sites in the country. Volunteers are need to meet the demand for these classes. Please go to www.aarp.org/ volunteernow to find out more.

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.

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTORS

Needed to distribute to the Hockessin Library. Please contact Merrily Schiavone at maschiavo@verion.net if you are able to help.

Medicare Benefits: take full advantage of your Medicare benefits with the 4 important vaccines for seniors: influenza, shingles, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B.

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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 • New trips cannot be registered for until the 1st of the month

• All trips depart from the North Entrance and 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 • 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.


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SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ICELAND'S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS March 14th - 20th

CAROUSEL - A BROADWAY MUSICAL Saturday, March 17th

8:00am - 9:00pm

CHARLESTON/SAVANNAH May 15th - 21st

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DI PAOLO’S, PENNS GROVE, NJ (JITNEY)

Thursday, March 22nd 11:00 am-2:30pm With a rich history and years of satisfied customers, DiPaolo’s is South Jersey’s #1 destination for authentic Italian food in a beautifully decorated atmosphere. This restaurant comes highly recommended by members who are seasoned diners! Cost: $10.00-bus only

JESUS, SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE

Wednesday, March 28th 8:00am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $118 Non-Member: $128 June 4th - 7th *Must Register by February 16th. We will attend Sight & Sounds newest showing PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW Tuesday, March 6th 8:30am - 4:30pm for an 11am performance. Jesus is the actionpacked musical stage adventure that takes you Member Cost: $57 Non-Member Cost: $67 on a miraculous journey alongside the most The 2018 Flower Show's theme, Wonders of famous person to ever walk the earth, and the Water! Guests will enter under a canopy of everyday people whose lives he changed forever. exotic flowers, and marvel at a multi-level bamboo waterfall. An ever-shifting rain curtain After the performance we will enjoy a luncheon smorgasbord at Shady Maple. CURRAN TRAVEL will guide visitors over a "suspended" rope bridge, and through a brilliant green rainforest. Food is available at the Convention Center. However, 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. WALKING INVOLVED

LONG ISLAND

WESLEY’S RESTAURANT, ELKTON, MD (JITNEY)

Thursday, March 8th 11:15am-2:00pm Wesley’s is considered a great family restaurant with American cuisine. The food gets high marks. You can get a good burger or crab cake and everything in between! They have a great $10 lunch menu, too! Cost: $6.50-Bus only. Seating is limited to 16. Register early!

HARRINGTON CASINO, HARRINGTON, DE (JITNEY)

Thursday, March 15th 8:30am-4:45pm Back by popular demand! The feedback from the last trip was so positive; we are honoring the many requests to do this trip again! If you were on the last trip then you know what a ball we had! There will be a $5 free play card given by the casino. Cost: $22.00-bus only

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KIMMEL CENTER, THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA LECTURE LUNCHEON

Friday, April 13th 9:45am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $125pp Non-Member: $135pp Registration Deadline: February 28th - Must have 30! Yannick, Daniil Trifonov, and The Philadelphia Orchestra: It’s a dream team of Rachmaninoff specialists. Following the Grammynominated Deutsche Grammophon recording Rachmaninoff Variations and Trifonov’s critically acclaimed subscription debut performing the Piano Concerto No. 4, the young Russian superstar returns to perform and record the composer’s gorgeous and popular Second and Third concertos. Before the performance enjoy a wonderful lecture by Gilya Hodos with celebrity guest, Jason DePue. 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.

NEW YORK ON YOUR OWN

Wednesday, April 18th 7:30am – 8:30pm Member Cost: $52 Non-Member: $62 Must have a minimum of 40 people registered by March 2nd Sign up today!!! Drop-off and pick-up at: 49th and 8th Avenue for Theatre District – ½ price matinee tickets at the TKTS Booth (located at 47th & Broadway) or purchase your tickets from broadwaybox. com and avoid the lines. Discounts offered to subway passengers with Medicare card.

WASHINGTON, DC ON YOUR OWN

Wednesday, May 9th 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. If you are interested in The National Museum of African American History & Culture - go on their website (https://nmaahc.si.edu/) to reserve an entry ticket. 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.

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LAUREL HIGHLANDS OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

May 17th - 19th Double: $649pp Single: $756pp Deposit: $100pp due upon registration Travel to the picturesque Laurel Highlands to visit Flight 93 National Memorial and chapel, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, a masterpiece of architecture, Ohiopyle State Park, Quecreek Mine Rescue Area, plus evening entertainment by two talented area performers! 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners including a lunch at the beautiful Nemacolin Resort Hotel. 4 SEASONS

AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM

Tuesday, May 22nd 10:00am - 4:30pm Member Cost: $55 Non-Member Cost: $65 We will begin our day with an hour and a half of free time & lunch on your own at the Reading Terminal. Then off to the Museum for two hours - your visit will begin with the introduction film, Revolution. Next, you will head to the second level, where you will explore the galleries at your leisure. Includes admission to Washington's War Tent. CURRAN TRAVEL

SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN! AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE, LANCASTER

Wednesday, May 23rd 10:00am - 6:30pm Members: $117 Non-Members: $127 A lovely lunch at Arthur's Terrace before settling into your orchestra seat for this new and original production, SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN! Enjoy live performances from songs made famous by icons such as: Elvis Presley, Julie Andrews, Bette Midler, Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand, John Williams and many morel Its an afternoon of toe-tapping movie songs spanning decades of film making. 4 SEASONS

GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE

Wednesday, June 6th 8:00am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $90 Non-Member Cost: $100 You will gain admission to one of New Jersey’s treasures, Grounds For Sculpture, features over 270 contemporary sculptures by world-renowned artists on 42 stunning acres of exotic trees and flowers, plus four galleries exhibiting work from the finest emerging artists (please note this is a self-guided visit). We will have two and half hours to explore the grounds. Then we are off to a sit-down luncheon at the Historic King George II Inn. Please make your lunch selection when registering at the reception desk: Filet Sole stuffed with crab; Broiled Salmon or Chicken Parmigiana. CURRAN TRAVEL

A CANADIAN CAPER! MONTREAL/QUEBEC/ CHARLEVOIX June 19th - 28th Double: $2,939pp Single: $3,828pp Deposit: $200pp due upon registration Travel with us to Canada to two of her most loved cities and along the St. Lawrence River to Charlevoix, east of Quebec City, a beautiful area famous for its scenery and whale watching at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Two nights each in Montreal, Quebec and Charlevoix at Fairmont Hotels, known for their location, hospitality, comfort and elegance. A Canadian guide will be with us throughout our journey in Canada. Travel south into New England for more sightseeing as we make our way home. 4 SEASONS

911 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM

Wednesday, June 20th 7:45am - 9:00pm Member Cost: $114 Non-Member Cost: $124 We will begin with admission to the 911 Memorial and Museum. We have four hours on our own to view more than 10,000 artifacts, 23,000 still images and 500 hours of film and video and/or to spent on your own in the surrounding area. Once done in NYC we return to Mastori's for a wonderful sit-down meal before returning home. CURRAN TRAVEL

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A TRIBUTE TO LATIN CASINO - CAESAR'S CASINO

Monday, July 9th 9:00am - 7:30pm Member Cost: $48 Non-Member Cost: $58 Must have valid photo identification. We will have the morning to roam the casino at your leisure - $20 slot play per person (subject to change). Admission to "A Tribute to Latin Casino" Show in the Circus Maximus Theatre at Caesar's Casino. Hear songs made famous from stars like: Sammy Davis, Jr, Louis Armstrong, Gladys Knight, Frank Sinatra and many more! Lunch will be on your own. CURRAN TRAVEL

BALTIC CRUISE - SCANDINAVIA/RUSSIA HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE LINE

July 20th - August 1st Outside Staterooms: $4,740pp Balcony Staterooms: $5,080pp Deposit: $700 due upon registration Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, to sail on this exciting cruise to great ports of call including Tallin, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia with 2 days of sightseeing, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, and Warnemunde so you can visit Hamburg, plus cruising the Kiel Canal so you may visit Berlin, Germany. An

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MAMMA MIA! - TOBY'S DINNER THEATRE

Wednesday, August 1st 8:00am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $105 Non-Member Cost: $115 AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD HAVE fallen in love with the music and story that make MAMMA MIA! Enjoy a manitee performance at the lovely Toby's Dinner Theatre located in Columbia, MD. This unique venue, with amazing performances ‘in-the-round,’ provides each guest with a dynamic interactive experience and a great view, with no seat more than 30 feet from the stage. We will enjoy a wonderful luncheon buffet, followed by the performance. Price also includes motorcoach transportation, tax and tips. CURRAN TRAVEL

SPIRIT OF PHILADELPHIA LUNCH CRUISE Tuesday, August 21st Member Cost: $95

9:30am - 3:30pm Non-Member Cost: $105

Sign up By April 2018 & Receive $5 off per person!!!

Cruise along the Delaware River on the Spirit of Philadelphia. You will be taken back in time as the DJ plays songs from decades past. Plus, with amazing views, bingo and great prizes, you and your group will be entertained all afternoon. A lunch buffet, charter bus transportation and tips/taxes are all included in cost.


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DISCOVERING POLAND

September 13th - 24th Double: $3,699pp Single: $4,349pp Deposit: $540pp due upon registration includes insurance Poland is a country of striking beauty with great forests, broad plains and tall mountains, amazing castles, poignant history and welcoming cultures. Each city has its own well-preserved town center with leisure time in each for you to explore and enjoy. The country side is lovely with colorful villages and storks nesting in high places. Come with us to discover this old-world country and its friendly people. 4 SEASONS

SICILY AND SOUTHERN ITALY

October 23rd - November 3rd Double: $3,999pp Single: $4,499pp Deposit: $540pp due upon registration - includes insurance Discover the hidden treasures of Southern Italy and Sicily – breathtaking scenery, centuries-old cities and wonderful cuisine. Begin in Palermo with its exotic mix of Moorish, Norman and Spanish Baroque styles. Visit the stunning Valley

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of the Temples and Giardini Naxos, the "garden of Sicily" with a three night stay. A short ferry ride takes you to Italy and the unspoiled region of Calabria, Campania an the Bay of Naples. Drive the breathtaking Almalfi Coast, explore the excavated ruins of Pompeii and complete your journey in Rome. An exciting tour! 4 SEASONS

ALPINE EXPLORER & GLACIER EXPRESS WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

June 19th - 30th, 2020 Double: $6,999pp Deposit: $1,000pp (includes insurance) due upon registration - no later than 1/2/18 Every 10 years the people of the village of Oberammergau produce the Passion Play and you will witness a performance of the epic play while in Bavaria, Germany. Meanwhile, breathtaking Alpine scenery awaits you as you travel into Italy, Switerzerland and Austria to experience the colorful scenery found only in Europe. Join us for this stunning once in a lifetime vacation! 4 SEASONS

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CLUBS & GROUPS GERMAN CLUB

BIBLE STUDY

Tuesdays, Noon

Mondays, 10:00am and Tuesdays, 10:00am

ITALIAN CLUB

BOOK GROUP

2nd & 4th Mon of every month

10:00am

CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURAL CLUB Beginners, Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Led by: Dick Hugh, 368-7990, rmhugh@comcast.net

Advanced, Tuesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Led by: Charles Strickler, 690-1841, mjscharles@gmail.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.

COIN COLLECTORS

2nd Monday of every month 6:00 - 9:00pm Open to the Public. For more information: Al 302-462-7655

STAMP GROUP

Monday, February 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. February 5th: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly March 5th: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

POETRY READING

2nd Monday of the month Monday, February 12th 10:30am Presenter: Virginia Mailman Calling all poetry lovers! Join others who share a love of words as you read, analyze, and appreciate different pieces. Feel free to bring your favorite poems to share with the group. No Cost, No Registration

“SCRIBBLERS” CLUB

Tuesdays, February 6th & 20th 1:00pm Wednesdays, 10:00am Questions? Please contact John Popels “Spoken words rise like a mist on a still pond, 302-378-7126 then evaporate. Written words are stronger, GOLF MEETING surer.”­ Susan Wittig Albert. Think of the stories will resume April 2018 Questions: Charles you have told. They will be gone with you. Strickler (302) 690-1841 or mjscharles@gmail.com Written, they will last generations. Come see how others do it right here in this place and become a writer.

HI FLYERS INVESTMENT CLUB

Monday, February 5th 1:00pm Hi Flyers meets on the 1st Monday of each month (unless there is holiday). Dues are $50/month and there are some openings. Questions? Hugo “Bud” Neu at 533-7583

BRAIN BOOSTERS

Tuesdays, 1:00pm cancelled 2/13 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: Games 2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Trivia, Riddles & more! No Cost. No Registration


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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

OOMPAH MUSICAL ENSEMBLE

CARDS & GAMES

You must have a valid NSC membership to play cards & games at NSC - Thank you for your cooperation

Fridays, 2:00pm

BINGO Cost: $.25 per card

Wed: 12:45pm

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP

BRIDGE

Mon: 12:30pm

Wednesday, February 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 nscgenealogy@gmail.com.

GENEALOGY ONLINE RESEARCH WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 7th 10:00am - Noon

DISCUSSION GROUPS

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 Thursdays, 10:30am Led by Bill Wimmer

ROMEO

(RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT) Meet at NSC on the1st & 3rd Thursdays at 11:30am 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 fredzell01@verizon.net

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Fri: 9:30am

CARDS ANYONE?

Tues: 12:30pm

CHESS Mon & Wed: 9:00am Ladies & gentlemen, beginners & advanced players are invited to play. Boards, chess pieces, & coaching are available. CRIBBAGE Thurs: 1:00pm

Tues: 10:00am

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

RUMMIKUB

Mon: 1:00pm Fri: 12:30pm

SCRABBLE 1st & 3rd Tues: 1:00pm SHUFFLEBOARD Tues & Fri: 12:30pm

Meet 1st Tuesday of the month in the Evergreen Room at 11:30am Let's meet the first week of the month & plan outings for the month for small group lunches at local restaurants. Questions? Call Barbara Niland, , barbara.lee39@gmail.com or (302) 894 - 3941 to leave a message.


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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 nscsurfers@gmail.com 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

2017-2018 SENIOR SURFER DUES

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.

WHAT WE OFFER FOR SENIOR SURFER MEMBERS

• 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.

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 nscsurfers@gmail.com. Watch your email and NSC newsletter for new offerings.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 1st 10:30am Senior Surfers Board Meeting THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS - 1:00pm Open to all NSC members - Stop in & check us out February 1st: That's a Good Question - Bob Bloom February 8th: iPad Review - Charlie Boss February 15th: To Be Announced February 22nd: Apple - Doug Irish SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: Genealogy Online Research Workshop Wednesday, February 7th 10:00am - Noon

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

FEBRUARY ‘18 FITNESS CORNER Happy American Heart Health Month! Recently the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association updated the blood pressure guidelines. The new guidelines lowered the level for hypertensive (high blood pressure) from 140/90 to 130/80, and the normal blood pressure to below 120/80. So what does this mean? This means that more people will be diagnosed with high blood pressure. So what should you do? There are a couple of things that you can do, starting with talking to your doctor and monitoring your blood pressure. It is a good idea to keep track of your blood pressure, outside of your doctor’s office, on a regular basis. Make sure to keep salt intake to a minimum and exercise regularly as well. Stop by our “Healthy Heart” FitStop Mon, Feb 9th 11am-1pm for more information & a blood pressure check! ~ Contributed by Kristin Weiher, Fitness Center Site Manager, CardioKinetics


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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 krivera@newarkseniorcenter.com ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE STUDY OF HUMANITY

Tuesdays, thru April 3rd 1:00pm - 2:30pm Facilitators: Angela Drooz and Bill McGrath Anthropology and the Study of Humanity is your chance to gain a complete understanding of one of the world’s most engaging — and human — sciences. Through 24 lectures by Professor Scott M. Lacy, Ph.D., Fairfield University, we will examine how humans evolved and built civilizations, review humanity’s changing attitudes about our relationship to the cosmos, and consider the many ways we express ourselves. As a field of study, anthropology covers a lot of ground, from the language of primates to bones found in a desert to modern-day war zones. A survey of the field encompasses elements of history, biology, archaeology, linguistics, sociology, and cultural studies. We will be introduced the field’s four major academic sub-disciplines: Biological Anthropology: Uncover the physical makeup of humans, our evolutionary history, and biological variations from one individual to another. Archaeological Anthropology: We’ll learn what the archaeological record shows about the development of tools, the transition to agriculture, and the development of ancient cities Linguistic Anthropology: How language has changed human evolution by increasing our capacity for information exchange, Cultural Anthropology: Examining humanity through the lens of art, religion, cultural constructs, and more. Gain a new appreciation for our world and its many cultures and the cultural connections and similarities we share as one race of Homo sapiens. Hope you join us. No Cost. No Registration.

ANTIQUE EVALUATIONS

1st & 3rd Monday of every Month February 5th & 19th 10:00am - Noon Now announcing Estate Downsizing Services!! 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 and accredited through the Better Business Bureau, so you can feel comfortable knowing you’re dealing with an honest professional. No Cost. No Registration.

ADVANCED FUNERAL PLANNING

Wednesday, February 21st 2:00pm Presenter: Bob Foard, R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home and Crematory We will be discussing the many different cremation options available, such as a full funeral service, a Life Celebration event, a private ceremony or a cremation with no services. We will also be here to answer questions regarding burial options, Medicaid spend downs, benefits and packages available to honor and recognize our Veterans who have served. 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.

MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S : THE BASIC’S

Wednesday, February 7th 10:30am Attendees will learn: How to find out if it is Alzheimers disease, The benefits of early detection, How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Causes and Rick factors Stages of the disease and treatment options. No Cost for members, Non-Members: $10. Please Register at the Reception Desk.

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THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN - BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND FOREVER - THE SOUL AND SOUND OF A NATION

Friday, February 9th 12:30pm – 1:45pm Presenter: Dr. Jay Macklin, Founder of the Academy of Peace Come hear the compelling story of how Motown Records was born and learn how a new sound captivated and touched all cultures. Relive the memories of first hearing the Motown beat. Motown was not just a business but the shaping of the sound of music in America, Hitsville, U.S.A and the World. Hear the songs, see the growth, and dance to the music! No Cost. No Registration.

EDGAR ALAN POE IN NEWARK: FACT OR LEGEND?

Monday, February 12th 10:00am Presenter: Mary Torbey, Newark Historical Society How much of the story about Edgar Allan Poe in Newark is fact, and how much is legend? We will dig into the history and mystery surrounding Poe's visit to Newark, and see some images of the town as it appeared in Poe's time. Will it still be a tall tale when we are done? Quote the raven, "Nevermore." No Cost for members, Non-Members: $10. Please Register at the Reception Desk.

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Kathy Boyer, from Christiana Care will come out to discuss how people can prevent falls in their everyday lives. Topics covered include home safety, medication review, nutrition and hydration, exercise and low vision. No Cost for members, Non-Members: $10. Please Register at the Reception Desk. You’re invited to a free Holistic Seminar Series coming Saturday March 24 to help you discover why it is so crucial to understand the secret language your body uses to communicate. Session 1: The Art of Wellness: Nutrition – Learn to ascertain the root cause of health issues by knowing what happens to food after it's eaten… critical information for anyone with chronic disease. Your diet may be perfect, yet your body may not absorb the nutrients you give it. How would you know? Learn to promote wellness from the inside out. Read more at healthsecretssummit.com or call 302-329-8670 to register. Free if registration received by Mar 12. $10 admission after that.

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CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Thursdays, March 15th - April 19th 10:00am-12:30pm Offered by Delaware Health & Social Services Learn more about chronic health problems. How to prevent and/or delay health complications. Learn about appropriate exercises, how to communicate with health professionals and the value of nutrition in your health. Call today and sign up for free classes, Celeste Peart 302-831-6136

FALL PREVENTION

Tuesday, March 27th 1:00pm Presenter: Kathy Boyer MSN, RN Fall Prevention is a one hour program for older adults or adults at high risk for falls.

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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, March 12th

1:00 - 7:00pm

Refresher Course (4 hours) entitles participants to a 15% discount for up to 3 years. Afternoon Class: 12:30 - 4:30pm Evening Class: 6:00 - 10:00pm Tuesday, February 13th Tuesday, March 13th Tuesday, April 10th

Dinner at the Oasis a BYOB pop-up dinner by Chef Joey Berenato Friday, March 9th reservations available between 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Cost: $50 per person FIRST COURSE

choice of: shrimp mousse & jumbo lump crab cake or rustic spring risotto

SECOND COURSE

spring mix tossed salad

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.

Currently closed for registration, but a wait list is available.

Cost: $32/day (billed at the end of the month) INCLUDES: • Transportation (on NSC bus if needed) • Lunch •Materials For more information please contact Kat Foizen 737-2336 ext 124 or kfoizen@newarkseniorcenter.com

THIRD COURSE

choice of: mustard-herb crusted rack of lamb, airline breast of chicken, pan grilled hanger steak or black tiger shrimp & day boat scallops deangelo

FOURTH COURSE choice of: creme brulee or tiramisu stack Please notify us of dietary restrictions when making your reservations. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Reservations Required Call 737-2336 ext 119 krivera@newarkseniorcenter.com

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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. • Facilitates Family Caregiver Support Group on the 2nd Thursday of the month Please call 737-2336 ext 112 or email aturner@newarkseniorcenter.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.

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

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800)223-9074 NCC REGISTER OF WILLS

(302)395-7800

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.


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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 HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD empowerment. Coaches provide education, Tuesday, February 13th 9:00am - Noonsupport and guidance through a process largely Thursday, February 22nd Noon - 3:00pmdriven by you. Coaching focuses on behavior change and empowering individuals to find A BCBSD Customer Service representative is on their own answers. Included is Economic hand during the listed times to answer BCBSD Check Up, a screening tool provided through members’ questions. Updated schedules can the National Council on Aging thatidentifies be found at bcbsde.com or by calling BCBSD’s benefits that could save you money, finds ways Customer Service at (800)633-2563. to cut expenses and develops a concrete plan to COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. achieve greater economic security. ELDER LAW PROGRAM All services are FREE! Thursday, February 8th To schedule an appointment, In New Castle

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.

The Legal Society provides Legal Services to County (302)651-3401 or (302)651-3427. 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.

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NSC SUPPORT GROUPS Free & Open to the Public

CHANGING PATHWAYS

Wednesdays 11:00am February 7th & 21st, March 7th & 21st, April 18th, May 2nd & 16th Facilitator: Heather Suchanec-Cooper, heather@spicermullikin.com 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.

PARKINSON’S FAMILY PROGRAM

Tuesday, February 13th 10:15am Facilitators: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Join our group for discussion focusing on Parkinson’s resources, coping skills, & emotional support. This group is for caregivers only. If you would like more information on Parkinson's Disease, please call the helpline at 1-800-473-4636.

OPEN GRIEF GROUP

Wednesdays, February 14th & 28th 10:30am Sponsored and led by a Seasons Hospice Professional Facilitator who is trained to understand what you WIDOWED SENIORS ALONE Thursdays 11:00am are going through. You will gain access to valuable resources to help recover from your loss and look February 8th & 22nd, March 8th & 22nd, forward to rebuilding. All are welcome. April 19th, May 3rd & 17th Facilitator: Heather Suchanec-Cooper, heather@spicermullikin.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.

HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

Wednesday, February 7th 10:00am Facilitators: Linda Heller & Jeanne Oliver, Hearing Loss Association of Delaware Ms. Heller, an audiologist with a hearing loss will discuss how hearing loss impacts everyday living, your brain and your ability to keep socially engaged and live a fulfilling life. She will discuss the latest developments in hearing aids, cochlear implants and you can try a hearing loop & be amazed at how you can hear better!! Bring a friend!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

PET LOSS

3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital 1501 Kirkwood Highway For more information: (302) 737-1098

MAIN STREET CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Wednesday, February 14th 1:00pm For more information, call Sara Cavanaugh 737-4694. Delaware Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society

FAMILY CAREGIVER INFORMATION & SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, February 8th 10:00am 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, February 19th 9:30am Facilitator: Patti Addison, Blind/Sight Delaware Topic: Mobility & Accessibility. For more information call 302-454-7224

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

2nd Thursday of every month, 4:00pm Christiana Hospital, Room 4E85 DE Stroke Initiative (302) 757-4886 Stroke recovery continues for at least 2 years after stroke onset. Group discussion focuses on education, compassion, coping skills, sympathy as well as laughter.


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TAX PREPARATION

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 Free tax help available if your income is below would like to give you to use until you don’t $60,000/year & you DO NOT have rental property. need it anymore: Wheelchairs, Canes, Crutches, Camodes, Raised Toilet Seats, Walkers, Shower Every Friday from February 2nd to April 13th chairs, and Bath tub side rails. Please call Fred 8am-Noon - First Come First Served Williamson (302)738-4724 and he will make by number provided at the reception desk. sure you get what you need.

provided by AARP volunteers

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME:

• Identification Documents: Social Security Card or other official document for yourself and all dependents – photo I.D. required. Provide a valid phone number. • Last year's tax return - All official tax documents such as ALL 1099s, if still employed, all W-2s and unemployment compensation documents. Statements from investment companies, mutual funds, etc. • Total out of pocket Medical and Dental expenses paid: Doctors, Hospitals, Labs, etc. - assisted living services and home improvements related to people with disabilities. • Total Premiums paid for supplement Health Insurance or Long Term Care insurance. • Total Charitable Contributions – provide receipts. • Dependent Care Information: Name, Address, SS# or EIN of care provider and amount paid • Proof of payment for continuing education. • Proof of payment of State and Federal Income Tax (including quarterly and estimated tax payments). • If you are under age 65, you will need documentation showing that you have health care coverage. Returns are filed electronically. The counselor keeps none of your records, so be sure to keep them in the envelope provided, along with copies of your returns for future reference.

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 3202620 or visit www.christianacare.org/ swankmemorycare

NOTARY SERVICE

Please contact Mercedia Green at 737-2336 ext 122 to make an appointment.

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WELLNESS CHAIR MASSAGE WITH DAVE

Take Care of You!

Tuesdays, 11:00am - 1:00pm By appointment only - 15 minute appointments. Member Cost: $15, Non-Member Cost: $25. Registration required 24 hours in advance.

FOOT CARE CLINICS by Dr. Benjamin Denenberg, DPM

Fridays, February 16th & March 16th 15 minute appointments starting at 1pm Dr. Benjamin Denenberg, DPM of New Castle PAMPER YOURSELF FACIALS Associates in Podiatry will be conducting initial February 14th & 15th, March 14th & 15th foot care assessments as well as buffing feet 11:00am - 2:45pm - 30 minute appointments and trimming nails. Dr. Denenberg may make Kim Kisner, DE/MD Licensed Esthetician recommendations for additional treatments at Express Facials include deep cleansing, massage, his office. and customized mask to hydrate, sooth and Member Cost: $35, Non-Member Cost: $45. rejuvenate. Benefits include smoother, softer and Registration required 24 hours in advance. younger looking skin. Member Cost: $20, Non-Member Cost: $30 Registration required 24 hours in advance.

HEALING TOUCH

Thursdays, February 8th & 22nd 10:00am - 11:30am - 30 minute appointments Virginia Mailman LPN, HTP Healing Touch is a gentle, relaxing energy therapy. The practitioner will work in a heart-centered and intentional way to support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Most of the work is done directly above the body in the energy field with light touches on the body at joints and on areas where the client is experiencing pain or stress. Often used in hospitals to help patients relax, a session of Healing Touch usually leaves clients feeling centered, balanced, and less stressed. 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.

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Fridays: 10:00am (Weigh In) 10:30am (mtg) Leader:Eileen Burbidge Co-Leader:Deborah Butcher **2016 Award Winner for Weight Loss per Person**

HEALTH COACHING WITH DR. BILL SHEARER Many of you know Bill through the yoga classes he has been teaching here for more than 10 years. Beginning in July, Dr. Bill Shearer will be offering a free Health and Wellness Coaching Program as part of UD's Health Coaching Practicum. Health Coaching is a new field that bridges the gap between your primary care provider and your desire to put your wellness goals into action. Rather than prescribing “to dos” a health coach takes the time to walk with you, as you explore your needs and dreams of a healthy lifestyle. Health Coaches assist you in discovering your health needs/concerns, allow you to envision your wellness dreams, guide you as you design specific health goals, and help you take specific action steps that lead to a more healthy lifestyle. Weekly coaching sessions, usually 30 minutes, will be held for a minimum of 4-6 weeks or more depending on your needs. Of course, we will be flexible knowing that things come up in your personal life requiring us to modify this weekly schedule - that’s OK! All sessions are held at the Newark Senior Center and are private, with strict confidentiality being maintained. Learn how to put your vision into action using new behavior change insights. Health coaching is fun and effective - Give it a try!! For more information, contact Bill at docbillshearer@gmail.com


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GOT CATARACTS?

LASER-ASSISTED SURGERY NOW AVAILABLE.

Dr. Jeffrey Boyd Dr. Paul Mitchell

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DID YOU KNOW?

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Tips For Coping With Loneliness: • Get busy – look at the newsletter and develop a plan for activities to try throughout the month. Remember – you can try any exercise class for the first time for free - you will find one that is right for you. There are also many clubs, groups, activities that are included in your NSC membership. • You are not alone – join someone at a table for lunch. Casual conversation will probably let you know that you share a lot with your peers here at the Center. • Boost your self–esteem - think about things that others may admire in you or possibly how you might be of help to others. • Explore your interests - surround yourself with people who may have similar interests. There are many options at the NSC and throughout the community to connect with others. • Enjoy your own company - stop by the library and pick up a good book or join a small group to work on the puzzle.


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We Thank Our Lucky Stars For Donors Like You! Thank you to everyone who have generously donated to the NSC 2017-2018 Annual Campaign. Listed below are those who have donated between December 7th, 2017 and January 8, 2018. Mary Alberici, Nancy Allinger, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Bob and Judy Anderson, Joan Aneda-Llera, Katherine Angell, Mary Ariola, Patricia Babcock, Barry and Judy Baker, Charlotte Baker, Maria Ballard, Maria Ballard, Barbara Banks, Jo Anne Barnes, Elizabeth Bauer, Bob and Alice Beardsley, Judith Bell, Lucille Berni, Mary Lou Bishop, Margaret Blackburn, Olen and Sandra Boyce, Doris Boys, Joe and Karen Brady, Mary Brevoort, Edward Broadbent, Tim and Martha Brooks, Ellyn Budney, Elizabeth Bundick, Sharon Burns, Jack Cable, Mary Carroll, Jo Ann Cern, Edward Cheasley, Ken Chisholm, Sin Tung Chiu, Anna Ciulla, Dianna Cook, Sarah Cornell, Jerry and Donna Daniels, Cynthia Davis, Ric and Linda Debski, Nancy Delozier, Janet Deluca, Anita Denardo, Frazier and Catherine Dillon, Cheryl Dixon, Robert and Candice Dorsch, Charles and Joanne Driggs, Anthony Dwojeski, Roberta Emmons, Roberta Emmons, Darrell Endsley, Tai Eng, Karen Engeseth, Paul and Karen Evenson, Maureen Feeney Roser, Patricia Ferich, Mary K Ferrero, Frederic and Sharon Ferst, Debbie Fones, John and Ann Foster, Norman and Pamela Frederick, Doris Freebery, Vance and Elaine Funk, Ronald and Joan Gardner, Richard and Susan Gays, Barbara Jo German, Barbara Giordano, Phyllis Given, Marilyn Gleber, Mary Goss, Mary Gotsch, Hanumaiah Gowda, Arthur and Susanne Gray, Lee and Barbara Gray, Jonathan and Laura Greene, Martin and Jane Groundland, Barbara Habermann, Daniel and Lila Hall, Eldon Hamrick, Richard and Elaine Handloff, Margaret Haner, Gene Harman, Kathleen Hart, Marie Hatkevich, Patricia Hessey, Hi Flyers Investment Club, Roderick Hibben, Roderick Hibben, James and Alice Hirvonen, Beverly Howell, Juliet C. Hsiao, Collene Hudson, Geraldine Husfelt, Doug and Peg Irish, William and Dorothy Johnson, Carroll and Catherine Johnston, Kay Kaminski, Regina Keefer, Eleanor Kelly, Jean Kennedy, Dorothy King, Janet Lee King, Philip and Marilyn King, Gary and Teresa Kirk, Grace Kirk, Edmund Kurtz, Robert Kwapinski, Katherine Lacek, Joan Lafferty, Elizabeth Lambert, Evelyn Lapointe, Ellen B Laucius, Lynn Laughlin, Robert Leake, Bob and Gloria Leedle, Arthur and Hildegard Lindemann, James and Kathleen Lomas, Lois Lucas, Carol Mack, Edward Maclary, Kenneth Maclary, A. Caroline Maloney, Robert Maphis, Eileen Matarese, Christine Maucher, Georgia Mazarakis, Gladys McCarthy, Judith McCleary, Karen McGregor, Audrey McKee, Michael & Mary Meyer, Dianne Meyers, Robert Monarski, Louise Moody, Carol Morgan, John and Betty Moseley, Linda Mullin, Tom Nesci, Joseph and Jean Novotny, NQA Ladybug Chapter, Jacqueline O'Neill and James Nigg, Alex and Mary Lou Oakes, Carmelo Palazzo, Sandra Parkins, Margaret Phillips, Robert and Patricia Pigford, Susan Plitt, Helene Price, Ellen Pringle, Puglisi & Associates, Dorothy Purtell, Valerie Rabian, Brian and Joy Read, Julia Reardon, John Reddington, Veronica Rempusheski, Esther Reutter, Joan Rhyner, Joan Rosman, Lois Ross, John Royle, Doris Saline, Jane Savino, Elizabeth Schnepp, Denise Schwartz, Carole Seifred, Tammy Sharp, Helen Shaub, Pauline Sheaffer, Alice Shurtleff, Donald and Isabella Sinclair, Mark Sisk, John and Karen Skurla, John W. Slack, Sr., Jean Smith, Natalie Smith, Catherine Spence, Jane Steele, Elaine Stoudt, Marie Strickland, William B. Swift, Pat Szwed, Dolores Thackrah, David and Deborah Thomas, TOPS #50 Newark, Angelina Turochy, Laura Tuttle, Carl and Linda Vorhees, Diane Wagner, Carole Walsh, Helga Walters, Linda Watson, Anita Wellner, White Chapel Village Condo Assoc., Barry Williams and Barbara Thorme, Donald and Karen Williams, Freeman and Susan Williams, Patricia Williams, Richard Wittmeyer, Patricia Wolfe, Worldwide Travel Associates, Inc., Ellen Young, Zimny & Associates, P.A., Ron and Gerry Zuka

Make your donation online at www.newarkseniorcenter.com It is easy, safe & secure!

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Springtime in Paris Saturday, April 14th 6:00pm Silent Auction, Dinner, Dancing & Gaming to support the Newark Senior Center Individual Tickets: $50 Reserved Table of 8: $450 Tickets available at Reception Desk or www.newarkseniorcenter.com

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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... Partial funding received from City of Newark, United Way & Meals on Wheels DE

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RECREATION ACTIVITIES “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

“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).

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)834­8141. “G” or “JH” indicates where we walk the following Thursday (Glasgow or James Hall).

FEBRUARY: 6th - Tweed Park - Meet at Parking Lot - G 13th - Chesapeake City - Meet at Shaffer's Parking Lot - JH 20th - Meadow Park - Meet at Parking Lot - G 27th - Wilmington Waterfront - Meet at the Double Cranes - JH


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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: KristinWeiher POOL A FUN WAY TO STAY FIT! HOURS

Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00am - 12:30pm Fridays: 7:00am - 5:00pm

FEES

FEES

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 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

Aquacise Aquacise Water Volleyball Ageless Exercise Free Swim AquaZumba® (Tues & Thurs only) Pool Closes Evening Pool Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

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HOURS

Free Swim AquaZumba® (Monday only) Aquacise (Tues & Thurs only) Water Volleyball Pool Closes

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.


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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)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

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

ARMCHAIR EXERCISE

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.

AQUACISE

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. 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®

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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.

BALANCE CLASS

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

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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. Reconnect your body and soul in order to form healthier pathways for thoughts and behavior. Optimize your health & enjoy life!

JAZZERCISE LO 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

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.

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,


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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.

STRENGTH TRAINING

Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M & W: 9:00am & 10:00am - 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.

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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-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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WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

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

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FEBRUARY 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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The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. The consistency of the findings in favor of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) referral suggests that stroke survivors who qualify for IRF services should receive this care in preference to skilled nursing facility-based care. Source: American Heart Association, Inc.

Since 2014, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown has provided a higher level of stroke rehabilitative care, offering intensive, multidisciplinary treatments to help patients get back into the community sooner. For more information, visit healthsouthmiddletown.com.

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Don’t be caught off guard.

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318 George St. Chesapeake City, MD

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Newark Senior Center Newsletter - February 2018  
Newark Senior Center Newsletter - February 2018