www.newarkseniorcenter.com • (302) 737-2336 The Monthly Newsletter of the Newark Senior Center Vol.23, Number 11 • November 2022
Newark Senior Center...Celebrating Life After 50! What does that mean to you? Did you know that while membership is available to individuals at the age of 50, we also have members who are celebrating life into their 90s and older? NSC strives to provide interesting and quality programming to EVERYONE in this wide range of ages. It is Annual Appeal Time When thinking about your donation, consider how NSC enriches your life.
Used Book Sale: November 1st - 5th during Center hours CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR: Saturday, November 5th 10:00am - 3:00pm
NSC Gift Shoppe Open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 1:00pm MONTHLY GIVING: EASY - SAFE - SECURE
Using a credit card or checking account, you can set up automatic, monthly donations to NSC. See Jessica Feinberg for more information.
Agency # 443
Center Staff Executive Director Carla Grygiel
Secretary Margaret Fraser
Social Services Director Anika Turner ext. 112 Early Memory Loss Program Coordinator Laura Greene ext. 124 Program Director Katie Rivera
NEWARK SENIOR CENTER 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: email@example.com Website: www.newarkseniorcenter.com Main Center Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:00pm
Reception Desk Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Program Coordinator Heather Mitchell ext. 127 Programs Asst/Vol Coordin Yojani Carvajal-Ayala 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 Donna Kern
Membership Dues: $33/Year or $300/Lifetime
We accept cash, check, & all major credit cards for memberships, trips, & classes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Arts Classes & Workshops Clubs & Groups
Tiffany Filler Pat Smith
Accountant Jamie Wigal
Facility Department Pat Bartling Dave Dutill Bruce Zabel Bus Drivers Betty Clayton, Jim Dilks, Bill Earl, Robert Smith & Martin Trgala Newsletter Advertising Inquiries Merrily Schiavone (302)366-0681 firstname.lastname@example.org
27 Menu 24-25 Pool
4-5 46 35-36
26 Resource Center 30-31
Daily Activities Calendar 44 Special Activities Calendar Donations 6 Support Groups Fitness Center
Group Fitness Classes 35-39 Virtual NSC Meals on Wheels Meeting of Minds
45 33 5 18-19 28 - 29
31 Volunteer Opportunities 16-17 12 Wellness 40
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It is hard to believe that the year is quickly coming to an end. Here at the senior center, we have several changes in store! As the first and only nationally accredited senior center in the state of Delaware, we are always looking to improve the experience of our members. Fitness opportunities were the first to recover after the pandemic and continue to be very popular. In that spirit, we will be streamlining our fitness program, more specifically the way in which members pay. Beginning November 1st the Fitness Center and the Pool-Group Exercise memberships will become 1 all inclusive Monthly Fitness Access. This monthly fee will entitle participants to enjoy the pool, fitness center and any of the exercise classes for one low fee. The new fee will be $30 / month. Many of you may be thinking this is a typo. Yes, we really are decreasing the fee to participate. (Fitness Center participants will have a slight increase but will have access to all fitness programming – there has also not been a price increase in the F.C. for more than 10 years!)
Our hope is to simplify our exercise opportunities but also to increase access and participation by our members. Keep in mind, there is still the Cemter's annual membership fee of $33 per year, and then if you choose, you can add the $30 per month. All Fitness Access accounts will be set up to Auto Renew each month. Please go to page 35 for additional details. We all know how important remaining physically active is to overall health and extending our independence as we age. If you don’t currently participate in any exercise opportunities at the Center, this may be the perfect time to try something new – there really is something for everyone. This month we will also see another major change. For those of you who use our online platform for program registration, we are transitioning to new software. The pandemic exposed many shortcomings of our 18 year old software program that we use to manage memberships, programs and the facilities. Jessica Feinberg and Katie Rivera have been working very hard to prepare for this transition but we are asking for your patience as we train staff, volunteers and members. We are hoping for a much more user friendly experience as well as improved communication with our participants.
Thank you to our Board, Staff, Volunteers and Members who enable us to provide such a wonderful senior center for those “Celebrating Life After 50”! Happy Thanksgiving,
REMINDER FOR NSC BUS RIDERS In order to receive credit for cancelling a NSC Bus Ride, you must speak with an NSC Staﬀ member before 2pm the day before the ride you wish to cancel. CREDITS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR MISSED RIDES OR RIDES CANCELLED AFTER 2PM THE DAY BEFORE. VOICEMAILS DO NOT COUNT.
Please look for the symbol next to programming with the focus of “Time to get your house in order!”
THE NSC DOES NOT SELL OR GIVE ITS MEMBERSHIP LIST.
MEMBER INFORMATION Important information about how to pre-register for NSC's programs & classes online AS WE TRANSITION TO A NEW SOFTWARE SYSTEM & ONLINE PLATFORM, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO LOG ON TO OUR NEW SYSTEM Additional instructions available at www.newarkseniorcenter.com Registration is also available at the Reception Desk and by calling 302-737-2336.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Jane Donovan Vice President: Mae Gaskins Treasurer: Joyce Hayes Secretary: Leann Moore Joan Bliss Frank Dowling Patricia Fogg Renee Goolday Laura Greene Jonathan Howard John Kalmer Scott Martin Ed Osienski Peg Saenger Ju Young Shin Carol Smith Jason Thompson E. Frances White 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.
Save the Dates November 1st - 5th - NSC Used Book Sale 5th - Craft & Vendor Fair 24th & 25th - NSC Closed December 7th - Newark Community Band Performance 15th - NSC Songbirds' Holiday Performance 20th - First State Ringers Performance 26th - NSC Closed January 2nd - NSC Closed
DISCUSS STATE ISSUES: 24TH DISTRICT
Friday, November 4th 9am - 10am Representative, Ed Osienski will be available at the NSC for an open discussion of issues.
Bus service available Monday - Friday Cost: $2/day In order to meet social distancing and contact tracing requirements, we are implementing the following procedures to the NSC Transportation Program: • Participants who would like to use the Newark Senior Center transportation system must register for a ride at least 24 hours in advance. • Registration is available online at www.newarkseniorcenter.com, by phone at 302-737-2336 or in person at the Reception Desk. Do not leave a voice message for a bus reservation or a cancellation.
UP FRONT PRICING
HAM GRANT HOME REPAIRS (302) 279-6830
HOUSE PAINTING Interior • Exterior
DECKS • SIDING • STUCCO POWER WASHING Siding • Surfaces • Decks We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs. No job is too big or too small.
• Payment ($2/day) must be made at the time of the reservation. NSC accepts major credit cards, REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE cash or check (in person). • Transportation reservations can be made for 2 weeks at a time, as space allows. • Cancellations must be made by 2pm the day before your ride in order to receive a credit.
Senior Citizen Discount
Please thank our donors for their support of the Center SUSTAINING DONORS
A Special Thank You to: Monte Aronson, Charlie and Diane Baxter, Jo Anne Barnes, Bill and Joan Bliss, Mary Brevoort, Bob and MaryAnn Brown, Ric and Linda Debski, Jane and Dewey Donovan, Mary Pat Elmlinger Ginny Ferguson, Larry & Bertie Galpin, Richard & Mae Gaskins, Anne Groo George Grundy, James and Carla Grygiel, Joyce Hayes, Timothy Lennon, Elaine Levey, Pearl Liu, June, McCoy Leann Moore Ed Osienski, Joan Rhyner Richard and Peggy Sacher, William and Ethel Scheper, Bruce Schirm, Mike Siwek, John Suchanec, Linda Tarnowski Timothy’s of Newark, Albert Ware Frances White, Laura Wisk, K. Jean Williams, Julia Zecca, who donates to the Center on a regular basis.
Thank you to the following generous individuals who contributed between September 8, 2022 and October 5, 2022: In Support of the NSC General Fund Catherine Ambrose, David and Lorraine Atkinson, James and Maria Ballard, Jeanette Biddle, Josephine Bonnette, Olen and Sandra Boyce, Carol Brown, Doris Buckwalter, Jeannette Carpenter, Robert and Deborah Chuda, Monica Devine, Ronald and Nancy Gober, Dorie Hahn, Kevin and Linda Henker, Hayward Houghton, Francis Hughes, Lois Jackson, Rupert and Christabel Joseph, Judith Kaucic, Jean Kennedy, Kip and Susan King, Grace Kirk, Lucky Knight, Kathy Lomas, James and Darlene Moore, Marilee Mullett, Marian Peleski, Joan-Lynn Pordham, Valerie Rabian, Darl and Lois Robeson, Jeanette Robison, Elizabeth Schnepp, Bruce and Elaine Simmons, Denise Strenkowski, Teresa Wells, Pamela Worrall In Memory of Anne Groo Frank Richardson, Alison Fielo-Worth, Danielle Williams Holmes In Memory of James Neal Richard and Kathy Beardsley, John and Karen Skurla, Bernice Ward In Memory of Marie Streets Golemis Regina Murray In Memory of Jeff Buckwalter Raymond Grzybowski
WHO’S WATCHING YOUR HOUSE? Free Installation
• 3 doors monitored • motion detectors • 1 keypad (wireless) • monthly monitoring approx $1/day • no landline required • no subcontracting cameras & surveillance services available
Contact Greyson Horan for free consultation
email@example.com 267-258-8544 licensed • bonded • registered • drug tested • insured
Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can The mission of the Newark Senior Center is to enhance the lives of the 50+ community by providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit. Despite these trying times, the NSC Staff, Board and volunteers work hard to fulfill this mission every day. Please consider making a donation to the Newark Senior Center on this Giving Tuesday so that we can continue to serve you, your family and those in our community that need us. Whether it's Meals on Wheels, Meeting of Minds, a swim in our warm pool or a phone call to say hello we will continue to be here for you when you need us. Give online at: www.newarkseniorcenter.com
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 • BINGO Prizes: personal care items, candy • AA Batteries • Large Print Books • Reader glasses
IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER INFORMATION All December Newsle�er submissions must be received by: November 9th at 12noon You can leave submissions with Margaret Fraser, Secretary, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning with our December Newsle�er, we will be mailing our newsle�er directly from the Publisher. Please be pa�ent as we make with this transi�on. All new trips/classes/programs will be available for registration starting on the ﬁrst of the month.
Lighten Your Load with Extra Hands! Work with one company to meet your needs.
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Please consider using Amazon smile and choosing the Newark Senior Center as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate .5% to the charity of your choice. https://smile.amazon.com
Carpet Cleaning (dries in 1-2 hours)
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MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PART D ASSISTANCE: CHECK UP & RENEWAL
Wednesdays through December 7th 10am – 1pm It is important to review your Part D coverage every year because premiums, co-payments or the drugs covered can change from year-to-year, even with the same plan. Bring Medicare card and prescription list to appointment. Recommendations are made based on your current list of medications. Provided by the Senior Surfers Tech Club. No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
Please consider a gift to the Center in your will. It is as simple as: “I give the sum of $ ___ or ___% of the residual of my estate to the Newark Senior Center, a charitable corporation located in Newark, DE, for its general charitable purpose.” (E.I.N. 51-0104695). You can also name the Newark Senior Center as a bene�iciary of an insurance policy or retirement account.
A little planning today can make a big difference for tomorrow. Contact Carla Grygiel, 737-2336x115, or Jessica Feinberg x113, for more information.
10 November 2022
COMMUNITY NEWS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: BROOKSIDE LIONS CLUB
COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS
Are you in need of medical equipment and don’t know where to get it? The Brookside Lions Club has the following equipment to give you to use until you don’t need it anymore: Wheelchairs, Canes, Crutches, Camodes, Raised Toilet Seats, Walkers, Shower chairs, and Bath tub side rails. Please call Fred Williamson (302)738-4724 and he will make sure you get what you need.
PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP FOR PATIENT AND CAREGIVER
HEARING LOOP NOW AVAILABLE AT THE NSC. Please check with your hearing specialist
2nd Thursday of the month, 6:00pm Unity Lutheran Church, 2101 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington
to see if your hearing aid is equipped with an enabled t-coil. The hearing loop sends pure clear sound directly from the sound system to your hearing aid. The hearing loop is available in the center section of the Evergreen room and in Classroom 1. FREE ESTIMATE
3rd Monday of the month, 5:00pm Shipley Manor (302) 479-0111
DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Presented by Alzheimer's Association DE Valley
NEWARK COIN CLUB
2nd Monday of every month 6:00 - 9:00pm open to the public for more information, please contact Al: 302-388-9056
UP FRONT PRICING
DRIVEWAY Sealers & Repair
Coal tar • Emulsion • Water-base • Oil • Crack Repair • Hand-Applied or Sprayed
Sealing • Coating • Repairs • Patching Sidewalks • Patios • All Surfaces
HAM GRANT Home Repairs
We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs. No job too big or too small.
REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE
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12 November 2022
Shop the Shoppe Monday - Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm
Fall is here and Winter is not far behind. The Gift Shoppe is absolutely chock full of both Autumnal and Christmas (yes Christmas!) decor and gifts!
Everything from Baby Burp Cloths in adorable prints and kid's embroidered jean jackets to exquisite holiday table runner, some of which reverse from Thanksgiving to Christmas motifs, help to fill our shelves.
Baby sweater weather is here again and we have a beautiful selection for your favoritelittle one! It is also time for knitted throws and scarves - which are always appreciated! This is just some of our amazing inventory. Please stop in and start crossing gifts your holiday giving list! Remember, a portion of all Gift Shoppe sales supports the Newark Senior Center!
Consignment Day: 1st Tuesday of every month 9:30am - 12:00noon We are always looking for new Crafters, so please join us for our "Juried" Consignment Day, the �irst Tuesday of every month from 9:30 am to Noon.
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. Cost: $32/day
(billed at the end of the month)
INCLUDES: Lunch & Materials
Please inquire about available registration
For more information please contact Laura Greene 737-2336 ext 124 or email@example.com
SWANK MEMORY CARE CENTER Delaware’s 1st and only comprehensive outpatient office for patients with memory disorders and their families - specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. The Swank Memory Care Center offers their patients and families the essential support, education, and guidance from diagnosis through treatment.
For more information, please call 320-2620 or visit www.christianacare.org/swankmemorycare
14 November 2022
BE A STAMPER Winter is not far off, and what better way to enjoy the passage of those cold days than to curl up in a warm place with your stamp collection. NSC is ready to help you do just that. Whether you might be wanting to start a collection or are ready to continue where you left off, we have available the supplies you will need, most at no cost to members.
Please call 302-737-2336 ext 115 if you are interested, and we will arrange contact with our philatelist. Once we get to a certain level of participation, we will schedule meetings once a month or so to allow for exchanges.
BE A DONOR
Or you may be on the other side of a philatelic situation. Someone may have given you a stamp collection you don't want, or you used to collect years ago and now you want to clear out some space. Please consider donating this collection to the Newark Senior Center. If it is too bulky for you to transport, but you want to dispose of it without throwing it away, we may be able to arrange pickup. Or you could just bring it with you when you visit NSC.
THE ARTS ART WORKSHOPS BY CYNTHIA SWANSON
Fridays, 9:30am - 12noon Registration is mandatory (no walk-ins) and required 48 hours in advance . Bring your own supplies, questions about supplies will be discussed at the first class or call Cynthia at (302)290-9244. NSC Members Only. Afternoon sessions will NOT be offered
ADULT COLORING GROUP
Wednesdays 12:30pm No Cost - donations welcome Bring your own supplies & color with friends!
1st &3rd Monday of Every Month 10am This social group welcomes members to work NOVEMBER: FLOWERS November 4th - 18th Cost: $33 (3 sessions) on their own quilting projects, swap quilting knowledge and share ideas. No Cost. Learn how to paint leaves, petals and backgrounds. Supplies: bring your own supplies, open to all mediums.
SIT N STITCH
2nd & 4th Wednesdays 10:00am Group's emphasis is on producing donations DECEMBER: FOG to various community groups. Members are December 2nd - 23rd Cost: $44 (4 sessions) welcome to work on their own projects, share Learn how to create fog and what colors to use for pattern ideas, or attend to learn new skills. We are different types of fog. currently accepting full skeins of yarn and cotton/ quilting-type fabrics, flannel and fleece only. Please save all other sewing/crafting items until donations WATERCOLORS WITH BRUCE SIMMONS for a future flea market. Thank you. No Cost. for in-person workshops, the instructor is asking participants to be vaccinated & wear a mask, as well as bring a smart phone or tablet capable of utilizing Zoom.
A list of materials is available from NSC or directly from Bruce: Bruce.Simmons@Ranchero.com
BEGINNERS (IN PERSON ONLY)
Last Class: Nov 14 5:30 - 7:30pm For those who have an interest – but modest to no experience – in painting with watercolor. Topics include brush techniques, color mixing, & elements of design. Typically, part of each session will include a demo, but majority of the time will be reserved for individual painting. Member Cost: $5, Non-member Cost: $15.
INTERMEDIATE (avail in person or via Zoom)
Last Classes: Nov 1 & 15 5:30-7:30pm For those who want to continue building capability & have previously attended at least 1 Beginner Watercolor Workshops Subject matter will principally be of the individual’s choosing. Ad hoc demos will be more aligned with individual needs. The intent is that this intermediate workshop will both support the participant’s artistic interests & develop his/her skills. Member Cost: $5, Non-member Cost: $15.
16 November 2022
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller
VOLUNTEER DELAWARE 50+
NSC is a Volunteer DE 50+ station, if you are interested in becoming a member contact Yojani Carvajal-Ayala: 737-2336 ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: 302-255-9690
NSC MONTHLY NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION
Please contact Merrily Schiavone at email@example.com for more information.
We are searching for volunteers to cashier on a regular or substitute basis. Monday - Friday: 11:30AM-1PM. Training provided. For more information contact Chef Joey: 737-2336 ext. 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY
We are looking for regular or substitute drivers for several routes in the greater Newark area! Meals are delivered Monday through Friday and can be picked up between 10:30am-11am. Each route takes about an hour of your time. YOU can become a Meals on Wheels volunteer if you have a valid license, insured vehicle, and pass a background check. 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 continue to live independently in the community by delivering a healthy meal and friendly smile. Please, contact Stefanie Thomas for more information: 737-5747. Training is provided. Background check required.
GIFT SHOPPE VOLUNTEER
Volunteers handle sales of handmade consigned items. Volunteers are asked to work once or twice a month, 10 - 1. Stop in the shoppe to leave your name and number! Training provided.
MEETING OF MINDS PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for individuals to assist in our Meeting of Minds Program. Volunteers are asked to commit to 1 weekday/week from 9:30AM-2:15PM. As a volunteer for Meeting of Minds you can be a cheerleader, companion, and advocate! Volunteer responsibilities include assisting members with activities, creating a relaxing environment, and lunch set-up. For more information contact Yojani Carvajal-Ayala: 737-2336 ext. 129 or email@example.com. Training is provided. Background check required.
We are seeking upbeat individuals with experience with computers and customer service to work at the NSC Reception Desk! Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one shift every other week. Shifts are weekdays from 9AM–12:30PM or 12:30PM– 4PM. Volunteers are responsible for giving tours of the Center, answering the phones, and using the computer to register people for memberships, activities, and classes. Please, contact Yojani Carvajal-Ayala: 737-2336 ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is provided.
Kate's Fitness Korner by Kate Boettger, NSC Fitness Center Manager
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that more than 225,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The good news is that in the past 10 years, there have been incredible advances in treatment, diagnoses and research that offers more promise in early detection and improves survival rate. Here’s a few ways you can lower your risk of developing lung cancer and keeping your lungs in shape: 1. Stop Smoking: Easily the number one risk factor, smoking pollutes your lungs with toxic chemicals and attacks the muscles that help breath. Quitting smoking can reduce your risk for lung cancer in HALF! 2. Get checked regularly: Seek medical help on a regular basis to seek any medical concerns you have if you experience chronic coughs, trouble breathing or tightness in your chest. Ask your doctor if they could perform a spirometry test to look at your lung function and capacity to make sure your lungs are functioning properly. 3. Exercise: Daily aerobic exercise (like walking and biking) and breathing exercises help work out your lungs. Hmm.. I wonder if there are any places around here that offer a great place to get a workout? If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the �itness center, stop by any time!
18 November 2022
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 – 3:00pm
All trips depart from the North Entrance and are rain or shine
New trips cannot be registered for until the 1st of the month
Refunds will not be given for cancellations unless the seat can be resold. For trips costing less than $15, refunds will be issued in the form of credits.
Phone numbers & emergency contact information are required for all trip participants.
Individuals requiring assistance – NSC offers a wheel-chair lift for Jitney Jaunts only – please notify Receptionist when you make your reservation. Individuals requiring assistance to meet basic needs must travel with a companion. A reservation must be purchased for the companion to ensure seating.
JITNEY JAUNTS • Jitney Jaunts are local trips using the NSC bus & are limited to 16 passengers (12 person minimum). There are no tour guides on these trips. • When dining as a group, please keep in mind that some establishments will include a gratuity of up to 18%. Every effort is made to provide individual checks, but some restaurants cannot accommodate this request. If this is the case, checks will be provided for tables of 4. •
Jitney Jaunts are for NSC Members only. All Jitneys leave & return to the Center. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from the Center.
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.
SOLD OUT CHADDS FORD TAVERN (JITNEY) Thursday, Nov 3rd
2022 CHRISTMAS SHOW – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE Tuesday, Nov 8th
11:00am – 6:30pm
GREENBRIER HOTEL & CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA December 13th – 16th
April 29th - May 8, 2023
TREVI RISTORANTE, SMYRNA, DE (JITNEY)
Thursday, November 17th 11:00-3:00pm A 2018 winner of First State Favorites, Trevi Ristorante specializes in house-made food, bread served with infused olive oil, seafood dishes and traditional Italian classics. Seating is limited to 16. Cost: $15.00-bus only
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – TOBY’S DINNER THEATRE – COLUMBIA, MD
Wednesday, Dec 14th 8:00am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $117 Non-Member Cost: $127 Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond. Toby’s original adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth and humor of the original. Enjoy a matinee performance at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, a unique venue provides each guest with a dynamic interactive experience and a great view. We will enjoy a wonderful luncheon buffet, followed by the performance. Price includes motorcoach transportation, admission, tax and tips. Limited handicap accessibility. CURRAN TRAVEL
NEW! PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW – THE GARDEN ELECTRIC
Tuesday, March 7th 8:30am - 4:30pm Member Cost: $90 Non-Member Cost: $100 That spark of joy that comes while giving or receiving flowers — this is the moment captured by The Garden Electric. From the dazzling array of colors, unique shapes and textures, MARSHALL STEAM MUSEUM TOUR AND and rich fragrances of gorgeous floral displays FEBY’S FISHERY (JITNEY) and gardens come feelings of excitement and Thursday, December 1st 10:30-3:30pm celebration. This year’s theme brings the Don’t miss the final Jitney of 2022! Tour the electrifying presence of today’s most dynamic world’s largest collection of operating Stanley designers of floral arrangements, lush gardens, steam cars! The site is nestled in picturesque and landscapes to visitors from around the world. Yorklyn, Delaware and part of Delaware’s newest Food is available at the Convention Center or the state park. The museum’s incredible antique Reading Terminal is directly across the street automobile collection also includes a Ford Model and offers great food and shopping. We depart T, early electric car and a 1930s Packard, plus a the Convention Center at 3pm. Motorcoach working 1930s Lionel train display. If you’re not transporation, tip & tickets included in cost. A a car buff, there will be lots of other interesting LOT OF WALKING INVOLVED items on view, including a special exhibit on working early music machines. Discover the magic MOSES – SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE – of the dawn of the automotive age and Delaware’s LANCASTER, PA connection to it! The tour will last about an hour. Wednesday, March 22nd 8:45am – 5:15pm Afterwards, we will have lunch at Feby’s Fishery. Member Cost: $158 Non-Member Cost: $168 Since 1974, Feby’s has been serving some of the We begin our day at the Sight & Sound Millennium freshest seafood in Delaware. They offer a wide Theatre for the showing of Moses. From the banks variety of seafood choices made just the way you of the Nile River to the depths of the Red Sea, like it. Register early! Seating is limited to 16. MOSES is a spectacular entertainment experience Cost: $20.00-museum and bus only. for the whole family! Set adrift as a baby, he is an
20 November 2022 unlikely hero — until God calls him to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Journey with Moses as he ventures through the wilderness, encounters God at the burning bush, and ascends to the top of Mount Sinai. Experience one of the Bible’s most epic stories as MOSES comes to life with massive sets, special effects, and live animals in this original stage production. Then off to a family style luncheon at the Hershey Farms Restaurant before departing home. CURRAN TRAVEL
NEW! SISTER ACT – DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE – LANCASTER, PA
Wednesday, March 29th 9:30am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $125 Non-Member Cost: $135 The feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the movie. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps the secluded sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice! Before the show we will enjoy a full salad bar, classic American favorite entrees, potato and vegetables side dishes, and our delectable dessert buffet. Price includes motorcoach transportation, admission, tax and tips. CURRAN TRAVEL
NEW! ENCHANTING LONG ISLAND
May 16 - 19, 2023 Double Price: $1,252pp Single: $1,452pp Deposit: $100 due upon registration Lots of fun as we explore East Hampton, Southhampton, Sag Harbor and the Gold Coast of Long Island with accommodations at the 4-star Hotel Indigo East End in Riverside. A local guide will show us the sights in the village of East Hampton with its historical homes and famous shops, the majestic Montauck Light House built in 1792 by order of George Washington, Gosman's dock, and wine tasting at Duck Walk Vineyard. We'll explore Sag Harbor, it's Whaling Museum, and Whaler's Church. A highlight of the island is the magnificent Oheka Castle, an elegant Gold Coast Mansion. Many meals included! Must
complete and turn in reservation sheet at the time of registration. 4 Seasons
NEW! ELVIS: THE MUSICAL – DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE – LANCASTER
Friday, June 2nd 9:30am - 5:30pm Member Cost: $125 Non-Member Cost: $135 His singular name still evokes immediate recognition from people all over the world! This official Elvis Presley bio-musical takes a closer look at the rock star and cultural icon whose impact shaped the history of music and culture. ELVIS: THE MUSICAL spans from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his triumphant 1968 “Comeback Special” and his ascent to be “The King.” It features over 40 Elvis hits and iconic songs including, “All Shook Up,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Burning Love,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Are You Lonesome,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”! Before the show we will enjoy a full salad bar, classic American favorite entrees, potato and vegetables side dishes, and our delectable dessert buffet. Price includes motorcoach transportation, admission, tax and tips. CURRAN TRAVEL
COWBOY COUNTRY July 23 - 30, 2023
Double Price: $3,779pp Single: $4,679pp Deposit: $600pp or $899pp (includes insurance) due upon registration This is an exciting tour with beautiful scenery, 3 National Parks and we fly over the Grand Teton Mountains enroute to Jackson, WY! A real taste of the Old West as we explore the town of Jackson, Grand Teton National Park and a ride in a covered wagon to a chuck wagon dinner. Then on to Yellowstone National Park famous for its geysers, hot springs and wildlife! A visit to the Buffalo Bill Center in Cody, WY is a real treat and an incredible experience! Other sightseeing includes traveling through the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, a guided tour of Deadwood, Custer State Park with its herd of over 1,000 buffalo, Mt Rushmore and the Badlands National Park. This is an exciting tour!. Many meals included. The rates above are valid through January 15, 2023. Must complete and turn in reservation sheet at the time of registration. 4 SEASONS
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSES AARP's Driver Safety program continues to monitor rates of Covid transmission. In our case, New Castle County must be declared by the CDC as having a low or moderate risk of Covid transmission. AARP continues to monitor the CDC data. Take AARP Defensive Driving online: www.aarpdriversafety.org Online Cost: $23.95 AARP members $29.95 Non-AARP Members AARP Smart Driver is excited to announce the course is FREE to individuals who are current plan holders of the AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan from UnitedHealthcare. Visit: www.aarp.org/freecourse
22 November 2022
HOME REPAIR INFORMATION HOME REPAIR PROGRAM FOR CITY OF NEWARK RESIDENTS - serves residents who are
unable to make the needed repairs on their homes. The program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applicants must be at least 62 years old, a resident of the City of Newark, live in an owner-occupied home and meet income eligibility. For more information, call 737-2336, ext. 112. Please note: Applications being accepted for this Program include City of Newark Residents only. If, however, you pay your electric utilities to Delmarva Power, you would apply to the County Home Repair Program at (302)395-5698.
PERMITS AND CONTRACTORS – If you are contemplating any renovation work in your home,
please contact the City of Newark or New Castle County (or other local government) to ask if your project requires a permit. Please contact Brian Daring, City of Newark 366-7075 or Joe Day, New Castle County, 395-5519 for information.
THE ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM For more information, please contact New Castle County Department of Community Services at (302) 395-5648.
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CLUBS & GROUPS CARDS & GAMES
CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURAL CLUB
Beginners, Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00pm Led by: Dick Hugh, 368-7990 email@example.com Advanced, Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm Led by: Charles Strickler, 690-1841, firstname.lastname@example.org Beginners are welcome to stay for the entire session. Practice speaking, writing Chinese Mandarin and cultural aspects of the language. The club is open to anyone interested in the language. Experienced and non experienced are welcome. Learn from each other and on occasion be assisted by native speakers.
2nd & 4th Mon of every month
ROMEO (RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT)
3rd Thursdays 12noon We meet in person at various local restaurants chosen each month by the members. We meet virtually via SYKPE, the remaining Thursdays at 11am. Notice of meetings and the chosen restaurant are emailed out each Wednesday. To join this friendly, welcoming group please contact Fred Zell at 302-283-1475 or email@example.com We need your email address to keep you in the loop.
DO YOU LIKE DISCUSSING & LEARNING? DISCUSSION GROUP
Open to anything and everything you would like to discuss..iincluding fun! Tuesdays 10:00am Topics of the day can include: education, war and peace, history, current events, environmental issues and other topics!
Mondays 9:30am – Noon Purchase your Mahjongg card by calling Janet 737-4099. A portion of each purchase is donated to NSC.
12:30pm – 4:00pm
RUMMIKUB, SCRABBLE & BOARD GAMES
Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fridays 12:30pm - 4:00pm Learn to Play Rummikub with Helen Fridays, 12:30pm
Tuesdays & Fridays
12:30 – 4:00pm
all levels welcome...beginner - advanced Wednesdays 12:30 – 4:00pm
Wednesdays Cost: $.25/card
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:00pm – 4:00pm 9:30am - Noon
Fridays 12:15pm If you have any questions, please contact Marge or Frank Clark: 302-737-5591.
NSC GOLF LEAGUE
Will resume in April. Meets the Second Tuesday of Every Month April - October For more information contact Jeff Munsch firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOOM BIBLE STUDY
Mondays, through December 5th 10:00am Presenter: Ronetta Matthews https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/ register/tZYpduihrzMvHdEDhzr-kmBZkL9wfiiMdS7 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP
Wednesday, November 23rd 10:00am 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. There is much opportunity for family sleuthing success! To be added to our mailing list or for questions, send an email to email@example.com.
10:00 am NSC CHORUS / SONGBIRDS Thursdays, 10:00am BOOK GROUP Enjoy singing and sharing music-come join Monday, November 7th 10:30am the The NSC SongBirds---no audition required. Do you enjoy reading? Do you sometimes think When NOT PERFORMING at various local it would be fun to compare your feelings about a facilities, rehearsals are held Thursdays from book you read with someone else? If the answer 10:00am to 11:30am. Cost: $4 monthly fee is “yes”, to any of these questions, please join us! Guests and new members are ALWAYS welcome. Swing City Band Practice 11/7- All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Tuesdays, 12:30pm Trigiani Oompah Band Practice 12/5 - When Christmas Comes by Andrew Fridays, 1:15pm Klavan 1/9 - Reader's Choice Tuesdays
GRACE DEAF SOCIAL CLUB
Wednesdays, November 2nd & 16th 10:00am Co-chairs: Sallie Mae Pierce & Marian M. Fay Location: Classroom near the South Entrance. We are pleased to see our members returning and we welcome the curious or anyone with poems, stories or artwork to share. Your contributions may be published in the scribbler’s journal that comes out seasonally for the NSC library. Your contributions for the next journal need to be submitted by January 18, 2023. Email submissions are welcome. Send them to Marian Fay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to the various clubs and groups who donate to the Center on a regular basis. Your contributions help to support the Center's mission.
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month 10:00am Grace Deaf Ministry welcomes Deaf people from Delaware and neighboring states to gather for social activities. Various activities will be available. Sign language will be the only form of communication during these gatherings. NSC membership required.
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Moving forward to reﬂect that we deal in technology beyond just computers, the Newark Senior Center Computer Club is becoming the Newark Senior Center Technology Club.
WWW.NSCSURFERS.ORG WHO WE ARE
We are a group of Senior Center members who like to help other seniors learn about technology. We are not a techie group, just volunteers who enjoy learning new things and helping others learn. Over 200 members with varying levels of technology experience, from all walks of life, are eager to help others.
WHAT WE DO
We train you on the use of lab resources, including document, photo and slide scanning; converting different types of video to a DVD or digital format; & help with problems with devices (computer, tablet, camera, smartphone).
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer programs and classes for all levels of experience. Monday afternoon labs for club members offer oneon-one help with a more experienced club member. Thursday afternoon programs offer a variety of speakers on the latest technology. We also offer open lab sessions for Senior Center members on Mondays and Tuesdays.
HOW TO JOIN
You must be a member of the Newark Senior Center to become a member of the computer club. Stop by the computer lab when it is open and someone will provide you a brochure listing all the benefits and offer a membership form to complete. After you join, you will be offered classes, free instruction and free advice for your devices. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. The membership form can be found on our website at: https://nscsurfers.org. Cost to join: $5 per year, July 1 to June 30
Upcoming Events...Mark Your Calendars! Technology Club Board Meeting: November 3rd, 10:30am - 12noon
THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM 1 & 2 1:00 - 2:30pm Thursday, November 3rd: Jan Owens - Writing her book about the White Clay Park Thursday, November 10th: Carl Stewart - Smart Phones Thursday, November 17th: Bob Bloom - Bob's Bytes Thursday, November 24th: Thanksgiving IN PERSON COMPUTER LAB OPEN SESSIONS: Mondays & Tuesdays, 12:00 - 3:00pm
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SET UP ZOOM? STOP BY THE LAB WHEN IT IS OPEN AND SOMEONE WILL HELP YOU.
VIEW PAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON PROGRAMS: http://nscsurfers.blogspot.com/
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
unless otherwise noted, you must have a valid NSC membership to attend classes & workshops
NSC invites speakers on a variety of topics to share their views & expertise with our members. NSC does not endorse these views and encourages participants to draw their own conclusions. If you have ideas or concerns about programming, please contact Katie Rivera, Program Director at 737-2336 ext. 119 or email@example.com
ADVANCED FUNERAL PLANNING
3rd Wednesday of Every Month 2:00pm Presenter: Scott Bowler, R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home and Crematory Pre-registration required 11/16 – Funeral Finances If it includes $$$, we’ll talk about it! How to read a funeral home price list, how to compare pricing, and what else to consider. Why do “Direct Cremation” prices vary SO much? All the different ways to pay for funeral services. Hidden charges and how to avoid them. What does it cost to bring someone “home”. The different ways to “prepay” for services. And anything else that comes up!
12/21 - Veteran’s Burial Benefits Did you know the VA provides up to $16,000 worth of burial benefits? The Veteran’s Affairs are fabulous about providing our Veterans, (and their spouses), with the help they deserve, but not so great at telling them what those benefits are or how to claim them. Come learn exactly what you are entitled to and how to take full advantage of those benefits. Also, a chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know from a funeral director, but were too afraid to ask! 1/18 - Cremation 101 Everything you ever wanted to know about cremation (and, sorry to say, a few things you didn’t want to know)!! Come learn some tips and tricks for pre-planning cremation services. You’ll be surprised by everything you didn’t know! We will even finish the class with a video tour of the crematory itself!
Mondays, November 7th & 21st 10:00am Pre-registration is required Now announcing Estate Downsizing Services!! Joseph Piane, Assorted Past Antiques, is a professional purchaser of gold, silver, watches, antiques & collectibles, with a special eye for military items. Paying some of the area's highest prices for precious metals, estate jewelry and vintage watches (working or not). Fully licensed by State of Delaware & Delaware State Police and accredited through the Better Business Bureau. No Cost. 24 hour advance registration required.
CLEAN & HEALTHY EATING
Monday, November 21st 12:30pm Presenter: Anita Rumley, Wellness Coach & Aetna Ins. Brooker No Cost. Pre-registration required Our health and wellness program will teach you to eat healthier and prepare meals in advance, how to boost your energy levels, eat better and practice preventative care. You’ll learn: 10 Tips to increase your energy, 6 ways to eat healthier, you’ll make Salads-In-Jar, & learn about Aetna's Rewards Programs for regular checkups.
HUMANA EDUCATIONAL SERIES Presenter: Adam Bacot, Humana Pre-registration required
11/17 - 10am Protein: Are you Getting Enough? We will look at the fundamentals of protein in your diet: recommended amount, healthy sources, and tips to help you get enough protein.
12/15 - 10am Housing Options for Older Adults We will look at how to determine if staying at home is the right choice. How to identify and assess what your options are and tips for finding the help you need in your community.
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VIRTUAL NSC Visit https://newarkseniorcenter.com/virtualnsc/ to register for the classes you are interested in. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the meeting.
ZOOM BIBLE STUDY
Mon, through December 5th 10:00am Presenter: Ronetta Matthews https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/ register/tZYpduihrzMvHdEDhzr-kmBZkL9wfiiMdS7
WRITERS OF COLOR BOOK CLUB
3rd Thursdays of each month Thursday, November 17th 3:00pm This group will be reading novels written by people of color in an effort to diversify our reading experiences. November 17th: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen This class will meet virtually on Google Meet: Meet.google.com/gbw-giop-ten
THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
3rd Tuesday of the month beginning November 15th 3-4pm As requested by members, NSC will be offering an 8-month guest lecture/discussion series via Zoom. Mae Gaskins, EdD, Vice President, Board of Directors, Newark Senior Center will introduce each speaker/discussion leader. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/ tZUrdu-ppjkrGdDSJVjG1lgvvXTt8LoVBukh
11/15: The Crisis in Black Education Theodore J. Davis, PhD Professor, Dept. of Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware NO PROGRAM OFFERED IN DECEMBER 1/17: Black Health & Wellness YOUR EXIT PLAN DON’T LEAVE LIFE Regina S. Wright, PhD, FGSA WITHOUT IT Professor & Associate Dean for Diversity, College Wednesday, November 9th 1:00pm of Health Sciences, University of Delaware Presenter: Carla Grygiel 2/21: African American Women & the Vote Thanks to Phyllis Edwards for sharing this Alison Parker, PhD important presentation. Chair & Richards Professor of American Many people plan for the future; how we are History; Co-Chair, UD Antiracism Initiative, going to spend our life. Some have even done some planning on how we will exit this life —will, University of Delaware trust, power of attorney, and living will. Even 3/21: Civil Rights in America the savviest may overlook one crucial element Earl Smith, PhD in our exit plan: a Letter of Final Instruction. Professor, Women & Gender Studies, This letter of instruction is a non-legally binding University of Delaware document that provides your family with April - June topics TBA guidance upon your death on little things that wouldn’t necessarily go into a legal document. Register in advance for this meeting: https:// us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIofmrrzIuHdd4G1I3eeYiMXPq5feKrKsC
The following presentations are sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum. There is no cost to attend. Please register at the Reception Desk.
Tuesday, November 1st 1:00pm Presenter: Nancy Lynch When American troops in Vietnam answered the call to correspond with a young reporter four decades ago, they could not have envisioned the enduring relevancy of their war letters or the rich legacy their words, photographs and memorabilia would leave to succeeding generations. Ms. Lynch discusses and reads selected war letters from her book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972, based on her popular newspaper column, “Nancy’s Vietnam Mailbag.” She is accompanied by Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin, a Huey helicopter door gunner, Cobra crew chief and frequent letter writer to Nancy, who shows slides from Vietnam set to 1960s music.
THE LADY WAS A SPY: FEMALE OPERATIVES IN WORLD WAR II
Monday, November 14th 10:00am Presenter: Linda DeRoche Throughout World War II, a group of fearless and committed patriots risked their lives to achieve victory in Europe. They were the women of Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the United States’ OSS. Women such as Virginia Hall, considered America’s greatest female spy, and Christine Granville, Churchill’s favorite spy, were crucial to the war effort, yet their stories as well as others’ have only recently been revealed. “The Lady Was a Spy” focuses on the lives and experiences of these brave women, many of whom died in completing their missions, to highlight their unconventional contributions to victory in World War II.
WAYWARD WOMEN TRAVELERS
Wednesday, December 7th 10:00am Presenter: Linda DeRoche During the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, a number of unconventional women defied stereotypical gender roles and expectations to travel boldly into lands and cultures, some quite hostile to women, to experience for themselves the challenges and the appeal of the foreign and exotic. Often enduring hardships, sometimes risking their lives, and always defying conventions, these wayward women travelers refused to be limited by their sex and sought for themselves authentic experience. “Wayward Women Travelers” will relate the history of some of these exceptional women, placing their endeavors within the cultural context of the cult of domesticity that should have defined and confined their lives.
REASONS TO BELIEVE
Tuesdays, November 15th - December 20h 1 - 2pm Presenter: Dr. Gerald Culley Traditional faith is not in fashion these days. The media are filled iwth skepticism toward The Bible. We hear that a book compiled many centuries ago must be riddled with myth, legend, folktale, and outright fiction. To think that it's a reliable source of history is naive, and to make it the basis of a personal religious faith is pure folly. This is the 21st Century: an age of practical politics, personal computing, and social networking! But did you know...a hard look at this ancient book reveals that it is historically accurate, archaeologically supported and scientifically sound! No Cost. Please register at the Reception Desk.
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RESOURCE CENTER ANIKA TURNER
SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER Office Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8:30am - 12:30pm, available by phone & email daily • Serves individuals and families faced with life transitions: residence, employment, loss, Medicare counseling, legal, referrals • Connects individuals and family members to appropriate community resources CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER is a program of CARE DELAWARE & DSAAPD • Provides services, support and resources for family caregivers • Free and open to the public. • Individual or group consultation via phone, email or by appointment. Please call 737-2336 ext 112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. ELDER LAW PROGRAM
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES SOCIAL SECURITY
SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800)223-9074 NCC REGISTER OF WILLS
DELAWARE VOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICE (302)478-8680 DELAWARE MEDICARE ASSISTANCE BUREAU "DMAB” (800)336-9500 SENIOR ROLL CALL LIFELINE(302)395-8159 The New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline is a telephone reassurance program that offers daily contact to senior citizens residing in New Castle County. Residents interested in enrollment need to meet one of the following requirements: • Over age 55, single and/or married couples who live alone and have no daily contact with friends or relatives. • Have a disability that inhibits mobility and have no daily contact with friends or family. • Are without a person to conduct daily check on their well being.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS namidelaware.org (888) 427-2643 Please call: 302-575-0660 FOOD: The Legal Society provides Legal Services to • HIS Food Ministry: 525-2424 Delawareans who are age 60+ or persons with disabilities. Services include drafting of powers of • Amazing Grace Outreach Food Pantry: 777-7791 • Food Bank of Delaware: 444-8129 attorney and advance health care directives. OTHER: • First State Community Action – Senior Delaware’s Weatherization Companion Program : (302)498-0454 Assistance Program, or WAP, is • Legal Handbook for DE: designed to help homeowners and www.legalhandbookforolderdelawareans.com tenants lower their energy bills while increasing their comfort and the real good news is that this service is no cost to income-eligible applicants. Please call us at 302-504-6111 or FREE SMOKE DETECTORS available for the email Colette Davis – hearing impaired. Call (302)257-3069 or email email@example.com Brian.Ferguson@state.de.us. Offered by the Delaware State Fire Marshall.
$TAND BY ME
Are you financially ready for retirement? Have you already retired and are having trouble managing your money and covering your expenses? The $tand By Me 50+ program provides information, resources and support to increase the economic stability of Delawareans age 50+. 1on1 sessions with a certified Financial coach aim to meet goals of financial stabilization and empowerment. Coaches provide education, support and guidance through a process largely driven by you. Coaching focuses on behavior change and empowering individuals to find their own answers. Included is Economic Check Up, a screening tool provided through the National Council on Aging that identifies benefits that could save you money, finds ways to cut expenses and develops a concrete plan to achieve greater economic security. All services are FREE! To schedule an appointment, In New Castle
County (302)651-3401 or (302)651-3427.
DELAWARE VOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICES
provides Estate Planning: wills, power of attorney & living wills. You must meet federal poverty income standards to participate. Call Delaware Volunteer Legal Services 478-8680 for more information.
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MEALS ON WHEELS
Delivers a hot, nutritious midday meal MondayFriday to qualifying clients. Meals are prepared fresh daily in NSC’s kitchen and delivered to homebound clients by dedicated volunteers.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR MEALS ON WHEELS? Individuals are age 60+ and/or
physically disabled; they may be homebound, 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: 421-3734 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 For more information, please contact Stefanie Thomas, 737-5747.
NSC SUPPORT GROUPS CHANGING PATHWAYS
Wednesday, November 16th 10:00am Facilitated by: Melissa Boris, Spicer Mullikin For women who are coping with changes in their bodies, families and life circumstances as they move beyond middle age. We learn and laugh together as we share our joys and sorrows.
FAMILY CAREGIVER INFORMATION & SUPPORT GROUP
MAIN STREET CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Wednesday, November 9th 12 noon Meets 2nd Wednesday of Every Month For more information, call Sara Cavanaugh 737-4694. Delaware Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
VISION SUPPORT GROUP
Third Tuesday of every month Tuesday, November 15th 9:30am Facilitator: Patti Addison, Blind/Sight DE. For more information please call 302-998-5913.
Thursday, November 10th 10:00am Facilitator: Anika Turner Group discussions focus on sharing information, sympathy, laughter and coping skills. We invite WIDOWED SENIORS: guest speakers on topics such as: how to deal with a person with dementia, caregiver relief, and PATHWAYS THROUGH GRIEF Thursdays, November 3rd & 17th 10:30am financial planning. Facilitated by: Melissa Boris, Spicer Mullikin Men and women who have experienced the death CAREGIVER TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP of a spouse or life partner. Death may be recently Every 3rd Friday 10:45 am-11:30 am or long ago. Learn to cope with the realities of This support group is conducted over the life as a single person and to anticipate a future telephone via conference call technology to that includes meaning and joy. accommodate busy schedules and eliminate the difficulty of traveling to a meeting site. NSC is participating in the Caregivers are connected to other caregivers to myWalgreens donation program! share encouragement, helpful tips and empathy. Please join us. You can donate your CALL 1 (425) 436-6200 myWalgreens cash When prompted enter the access 818172 rewards to NSC thru 11/30/22. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP - HLADE Walgreens Cash rewards Thursday, November 10th 10:00am when you shop and you Facilitators: Linda Heller & Jeanne Oliver, can choose how much to donate. It’s that easy. Hearing Loss Association of Delaware Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware(HLADE) more of your Walgreens Cash rewards you’ll offers help & hope to people with hearing loss & be making a big difference. It really adds up! their families. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10am-11:30am. We welcome all who Disclaimer *Walgreens Cash rewards can be redeemed as a donation to have questions about technology or living with designated charities as shown in your myWalgreensTM account in app hearing loss. Hearing Loop now available. Meeting or on Walgreens.com. Once Walgreens Cash rewards are redeemed available in person or online. for a donation, the exchange is not reversible and cannot be canceled once submitted. Donation is not tax deductible, and additional terms and conditions may apply. Walgreens reserves the right to change the charities that are eligible to participate at any time without notice.
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RECREATION ACTIVITIES WALK OUR LAND
Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00pm Join our festive dance party each week in the Evergreen Ballroom. Come to dance, socialize, share a snack, and/or listen to great music and watch others 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). You can also make song suggestions! Free, but small donations are appreciated to help with paper supplies for snacks and to give to NSC
HORSESHOES (WEATHER PERMITTING)
F: 10:00am Meet on the North side of the building at the horseshoe court. If you have your own horseshoes, the pits are available any time. No Cost.
T, Th & F All levels of play welcome!
12:30 - 2:30pm
T: 9:00am If weather is too challenging, we will walk at Christiana Mall. For more information, call Bev Handler (302) 368-4045 or Betty Fly (302)834-8141. “G” or “JH” indicates where we walk the following Thursday (Glasgow or James Hall). NOVEMBER 1st - Meadow Park - Meet in parking lot - JH 8th - Mike Castle Trail - Meet in parking lot - G 15th - Wilmington Waterfront - Meet by the double cranes - JH 22nd - Chesapeake City - Meet at Schaeffer's Restaurant - G 29th - Tweed Park - Meet in Parking Lot - JH DECEMBER 6th - Folk Memorial Park - Meet at Parking Lot - G 13th - DelCastle Park - Meet in Parking Lot - JH 20th - Battery Park - Meet in front of courthouse - G 27th - Paper Mill Park - Meet in Parking Lot - JH
UP FRONT PRICING
NEW ROOF REPLACE OR REPAIR
HAM GRANT HOME REPAIRS
We are locally owned and operated. All prices are up front, fully estimated, not guesstimates. We do all general contracting and home repairs. REASONABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPECTABLE SERVICE
Senior Citizen Discount
MONTHLY FITNESS ACCESS: $30 Starting November 1st all �itness/exercise memberships will change to Monthly Fitness Access. This membership will cost $30/month and will include unlimited visits to the pool and �itness center as well as unlimited group exercise classes for 1 month. This will streamline memberships and will replace the Pool/Group Exercise and Fitness Center memberships. • If you currently have either a Pool & Group Exercise membership or a Fitness Center membership, the time you have left will automatically transfer to the new program and you will have access to all of the Group Exercise, Pool & Fitness Center amenities on November 1st. • When it is time for you to renew your Fitness Access, you will be required to provide a credit card to be put on file and be charged monthly. • Extensions will ONLY be given if you miss 5 consecutive days for a medical reason. Please contact Jamie Wigal at ext 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a extension.
• You will now be able to schedule your classes/visits at 1 time for the entire month your membership is active. In the Pool & Fitness Center you will sign up on the day you want to come, you do not need to sign up for a specific time.
• You can still pay $8/class or visit if you do not wish to commit to an entire month.
M, W, F: 8am, 9am T, Th: 1pm Jump right into our aqua classes and build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, our water aerobics classes are easy on your joints, yet challenging enough to help you reach new levels of fitness. Because of their low-impact format, water aerobics classes are suitable for every age and fitness level, from beginning exercisers through elite athletes. Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles.
AQUATIC AGELESS EXERCISE M-F: 10:30am
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!!
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DVD - Self-Instructed M, T, W, & F: 10:15am 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.
CHAIR STRENGTH TRAINING
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC TH: 9:00am A 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.
CHAIR STRENGTH & TONING
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M: 11:15am This total body conditioning class utilizes a chair focuses on strengthening muscles and bones while improving flexibility and range of motion. Safe exercises are performed seated
and standing as you are able, with modifications provided which tailor the class to suit individual needs. Enjoy this low-impact workout set to music and experience such benefits as improved heart and lung health, mobility, endurance, circulation, stability, mood, relaxation, pain management, and reduced stiffness.
COUNTRY LINE DANCE BY JIM DAWSON, DJ EXPRESS
W: 2:30pm - 4:00pm Learn traditional and newer country line dances. Beginners and more experienced dancers welcome. New dancers, please arrive 10 -15minutes before your 1st class.
T, Th, F: 8:45am This low impact, modified version of the Jazzercise Dance fitness program provides 60 minutes of warm up, cardio, strength and stretch.
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FITNESS CENTER HOURS Mondays - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Managed by Cardio Kinetics - a National Leader in Corporate Preventative Medicine
Mondays - Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
DAILY POOL SCHEDULE
12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm
Aquacise (M, W, F) Open Swim/1 Lap Lane (T, Th) Aquacise (M, W, F) Open Swim/1 Lap Lane (T, Th) Water Volleyball Aquatic Ageless Exercise (M, W, F) Open Swim/1 Lap Lane (T, Th) Lap Swim Open Swim/1 Lap Lane (M, W, F) Aquacise (T, Th) Pool Closes
• Class sizes are limited. You must pre-register, registration is available for the 30 days of your membership. • For the pool & fitness center, please register for the day you wish to attend, you no longer need to pick a specific time.
• Participants are required to bring their own equipment to group exercise classes: mats, hand weights etc. • Please do your best to respect social distancing as possible.
Monday - Friday 12noon - 1:00pm Pool will have 3 lap lanes set up for swimming or walking.
OPEN SWIM/1 LAP LANE M, W, F: 1:00pm T, TH: 8am, 9am
These time slots are for people who can enjoy aquatic exercise next to those who wish to lap swim. The center lane will be available for laps, the side lanes will be available for wall stretches.
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC T: 9:00am • TH: 10:15am This mindful mat class will strengthen your “Powerhouse”: abs, back, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Develop long, lean muscles, heighten mind-body awareness, and alleviate back pain. While practicing breath work, improve core stability, circulation, coordination and balance, flexibility, control and stamina, body alignment and posture, all while relieving stress and tension. Exercise mat required, however exercises can be modified for the chair.
QIGONG FOR HEALTH with Scott Martin
Intermediate Class F: 10:00am Beginner Class F: 11:00am Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") is an ancient Chinese exercise that combines easy to follow movements with mental focus and breath. Qigong is now practiced around the world for mental and physical wellness. We will learn seasonal qigong exercises as well as set forms which can be performed seated or standing.
RESISTANCE BAND CLASS
Christy's Core Fitness W: 7:50am, 9:00am • Th: 10:00am Resistance bands are an amazing fitness tool for people of all fitness levels! Strength training with resistance bands is a great way for active adults to become stronger and more flexible while fighting bone loss, arthritis, and back pain. All exercises in this class can be done standing or seated and bands will be provided. Come join us and feel energized as we work on strength, balance and flexibility!
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC M & W: 9:00am • M, W, F: 10:00am 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. 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.
WATER VOLLEYBALL M-F 10:00am
YOGA WITH CHRISTY
Christy's Core Fitness M: 2:00pm • W: 10:15am Yoga is one of the best ways to keep yourself feeling lively and healthy as you age! Slow and gentle yoga with a holistic approach that focuses on strength, balance, flexibility, bringing mobility to the joints and breath control. Poses, when practiced regularly, will contribute to improvement of physical strength, mental clarity and the cognitive connection to both. We will be doing standing poses and poses on the floor. Remember to bring your mat.
Pay Per Class Option Available! $8/class
Did You Know?
Donating your Required Minimum Distribution to a qualified 501 ( c ) 3 like the Newark Senior Center reduces your taxable income. Contact Jessica Feinberg, Development Director at 302-737-2336 ext 113 or email@example.com for more information.
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC F: 8:45am A fun fusion of Yoga and Pilates: gain strength, flexibility, and mental clarity while burning calories! This gentle, low impact, full body workout is super effective and will have you feeling wonderful on all levels...mind, body, and spirit. This Yogalates class blends the careful focus of Pilates exercises for long lean muscles and core strength with Yoga poses which strengthen and tone muscles, increase muscle flexibility and range of motion about the joints, improve balance, stimulate circulation, aid in detoxifying the body, improve mood, destress and boost relaxation, improve spine health, and so much more! Join us and feel great! (The exercise intensity and difficulty are adaptable to each individual, with standing modifications provided for those who prefer them to Pilates floor work.)
Training by Liz Abundant Life Coaching, LLC T: 11:15am, TH: 11:15am We mix low-intensity and higher intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin & World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are called exercise in disguise. Classes introduce easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography for a total workout, combining cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, range of motion, and coordination. Come for fun, leave exhilarated and strong!
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WELLNESS Registration or cancellations for these services are required 24 hours in advance.
No appointments October - December See future newsletter for more information Wilson Hannold, Brandywine Valley Hearing Aid Solutions Wilson Hannold from Brandywine Valley Hearing Aid Solutions is now offering free hearing screenings to evaluate your hearing and see if you have hearing loss. No need to worry, because the screenings are easy and painless. At the end of the screening you will receive a copy of your results to take with you. 15 minute appointments. Appointments are required, please register at the Reception Desk. No Cost
PAMPER YOURSELF FACIALS
Wednesdays, November 9th & December 14th 11:00am - 2:45pm - 30 minute appointments Kim Kisner, DE/MD Licensed Esthetician Express Facials include deep cleansing, massage, and customized mask to hydrate, soothe and rejuvenate. Benefits include smoother, softer and younger looking skin. Member Cost: $20, Non-Member Cost: $30
REIKI ENERGY TREATMENTS
Wednesday, Nov 16th & Monday, Dec 19th 30 minute appointments 11:00am - 3:00pm Nancy Schlott, Owner Aurora Reiki Studies show that Reiki provides clients with deep relaxation, relief from aches & pains, & less stress. Nancy is a certified Reiki Master ION FOOT DETOX Thursdays, November 17th & December 15th who works with each client’s energy field, to the 20 minute appointments 11:00am - 3:00pm ultimate goal of emotional balance & improved physical well-being. Member Cost: $25, Nancy Schlott, Owner Aurora Reiki Our bodies accumulate different types of toxins Non-Member Cost: $35. from everyday life, it is beneficial to support our organs with detoxing. Relax while your feet soak in warm salt water while a painless microcurrent releases toxins through your feet. You will be amazed at the results! Not appropriate for those with a pacemaker or organ transplant. Member Cost: $25, Non-Member Cost: $35.
NEW! MEDITATION GROUP
Rev. Anton Grosz, PhD Thursdays 11:30am Experience a variety of individual self-centering meditation practices and be part of a group meditation session designed to bring inner peace and comfort into the crazy world we live in. No prior experience needed. Non-denominational. Easy to do. Emotionally beneficial. For believers, atheists, and everyone in between. Guaranteed to improve your day. No Cost, no registration.
TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY)
TOPS is a non-profit weight-loss support group that gives you freedom to follow a meal plan that works for you — and support & encouragement to help you stick to that plan. You have choices to help you be healthy at any size. No cookie-cutter diets! DE 46: Thursdays weigh in 5:30pm meeting 6:00pm Leader: Donna Connell email@example.com Co-Leader: Marilyn Cockrell firstname.lastname@example.org YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM New Cohorts Starting Every Month
Lifestyle change program may help you: Lose Weight, Increase physical activity, boost energy, reduce risk of chronic conditions and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%. Participants must meet eligibility criteria. Contact the YMCA of Delaware 302-572-9622 email@example.com www.ymcade.org/preventdiabetes
CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Thursdays, November 3rd – December 15th (No Class 11/24) 9:30am – 12:00pm Presenter: Delaware Health & Social Services Chronic pain is pain that lasts six months or longer. It not only impacts a person physically, but also alters a person’s ability to plan for day-to-day challenges. This evidence-based program can help you gain the skills to manage these issues in coordination with your health care team. No Cost. Register by calling 302990-0522; online at healthydelaware.org/ SelfManagement or email us at DPHSMP@Delaware.gov
CAM PHYCIAL THERAPY EDUCATIONAL SERIES
1st Tuesday of Every Month 1pm Presenter: Dr. Gabrielle Adams, PT, DPT, AIB-VRCD, Clinical Director at Cam Physical Therapy No Cost, pre-registration required.
11/1 - RELIEF FROM BACK PAIN
8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives experience back pain. Join this informative session to learn about ways to relieve your back pain and how a physical therapist can help.
12/6 - DIABETES MANAGEMENT & HEALTHY EATING
In the United States over 84 million people have pre-diabetes. Learn how to prevent and manage Diabetes through exercise and health eating.
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Fresh from the NSC Kitchen Seasonal Take Out Specials Including: Meatballs, Hot Roast Beef with Gravy, Country Fried Steak with Sawmill Gravy & other comfort foods.
Check the white board to see the daily selection
Chef Joey's Delicate Sauces Choose from Alfredo Teriyaki Sunday Tomato Gravy Brown Gravy
available when the kitchen is open $10/quart
Visit the NSC Kitchen to see the current selection of frozen soups NSC NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING
Please patronize our advertisers and let them know you appreciate their support of NSC. That is the best way to thank them for your newsletter. If you would like information about advertising in the NSC Newsletter, please contact Merrily at (302)366-0681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LASER-ASSISTED SURGERY NOW AVAILABLE.
Dr. Jeffrey Boyd Dr. Paul Mitchell
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FITNESS CENTER HOURS Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm
GORE THERAPEUTIC POOL HOURS Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Please Note: attendance in the Meeting of Minds Program is limited. If you are interested, please contact Laura Greene, EML Program Coordinatior 302-737-2336 ext 124 or email@example.com
NOVEMBER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
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Fresh from the NSC Kitchen: see page 43
Menu is subject to change at Chef's discretion This facility is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.
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200 White Chapel Drive • Newark, DE 19713
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