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April 2011

Better Living This edition featuring . . . Community

Social clubs provide fun, camaraderie for seniors.

Seniors can share lifetime of experience with others

Springtime brings many activities to Senior Centers

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Social clubs provide fun, camaraderie for seniors MIKE BROWNLEE Staff Writer mike.brownlee@nonpareilonline.com (712) 325-5732

Every Wednesday the crocheting and knitting club at The Center meets at 1 p.m., ready to continue their Afghans, potholders, mittens and more. “We swap patterns, share stories and have a great time,” Mary Lee Wells said. The social club provides an opportunity for bonding amongst the women. Asked why they gather instead of just knit or crochet at home, Wells and company expressed dismay. “Because here we can all visit, have fun,” Wells said. Terry Shipppy said that when one crotchetier runs into problems, the rest are there to help. “And we teach each other, learn new things,” she said. Consuela Foster said that she’s made 16 full Afghans during her time in the club, along with numerous other items. She said she learned how to crotchet at the age of eight because, “I was becoming a Tomboy. So Mom taught me to crotchet.” Foster passed on the skill to her daughter, Connie LaShay, who’s now a club member. Though initially the skill was sometimes used as a punishment. “When I was little and got in trouble, my mom would set a timer for one

hour and put me in the corner,” LaShay said. “She’d say, now you sit there and crotchet.’” The group started in 1981 at the former Council Bluffs Senior Center location. “It’s the longest running club here,” said Betty Butler, who joined in 1984. The knitting and crocheting club meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at The Center, 714 Main St. Anyone older than 50, even non-Center members, are encouraged to join the club, which is free. Another social club, the Swinging Grannies, meet once a month for dinner. The group is a chapter of the national Red Hat Society organization, and they don the red hats and wear purple garb when they’re out. “It’s a fun group,” said member Jackie Holding. “We get out and have a good time and have a lot of laughs.” Holding and her mother, Dora Gress, joined the group about three years ago. “I thought it’d be good for my mom to get out and meet some people. I knew it’d be good for her,” Holding said. Asked if joining had indeed been good for Mom, Holding said: “Oh

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Left to right: Sharon Marten, Dora Gress, Dorothy Johnson, pose for a birthday photo. Johnson is wearing a purple hat and red clothes, the inverse of the traditional Red Hat Society garb, as is custom for members on their birthday.

yeah. She’s met a lot of ladies her own age and had a lot of fun.” The group has 18 members, with 12 original members – the group was formed in 2003 – including founding member and “Queen Mother” Vanetta Bridges. The Swinging Grannies are for women 50 and older. Their oldest member is 93, Holding said. Holding is currently “Queen” of the Swinging Grannies, though she says put to take too much stock in the moniker. “It’s just a title,” she said. “One thing about

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Seniors can share lifetime of experience with others CHAD NATION News Editor cnation@nonpareilonline.com (712) 325-5738

For 35 years Del Nielsen worked as a brakeman on the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad. Over that time, as one might guess, he picked up some knowledge about trains and the railroad. Now, at 85 years old, Nielsen is happy to share that knowledge as a volunteer at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum at 200 Pearl St. “I meet a lot of wonderful people,” Nielsen said. “Actually, I learn a lot too. “We get to talk to some mighty interesting people.” Nielsen started volunteering at the museum in 2004 and can be found most days greeting people at the main lobby. Not too far away, visitors can also usually find Janet Rains. Rains, 77, started volunteering at the museum shortly after it opened. She spends a majority of her time at the gift shop, or near the front desk answering questions and talking with guests. “I enjoy people and hearing their stories,” she said. “People like to talk about where they are from, and it usually turns out to be a small world.” As community relations coordinator for the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, part of Abby Cape’s job is to coordi-

nate the volunteers at the museum. Without the volunteer work of senior citizens, the museum would not operate. “I would say 95 percent of our volunteers are seniors,” Cape said. “We would not be open without them.” The benefit at the museum is – like Nielsen – there are a lot of former Union Pacific employees who volunteer their time and knowledge. But there also those like Rains who have no prior connection to the railroad, just the passion for helping others. “Our old employees are really invested in the subject matter and readily share their enthusiasm,” Cape said. “And even volunteers who didn’t work at the U.P. always seem to know someone who did, or they are train enthusiasts. “It’s nice that they get to share their love for the subject with everyone else who comes through the doors.” But it is not just at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum that senior volunteers are making a difference.

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Janet Rains started volunteering at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum shortly after it opened in 2004. Rains can most often be found tending to the gift shop or answering questions for guests.

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AREA SENIOR CENTERS The following centers are affiliated with the Southwest 8 Nutrition Department. Meals from Southwest 8 Senior Services Senior Centers follow the menu on the last page of the Better Living Courier, and meals are based on a suggested contribution of $3 to individuals age 60 or older. For the following centers please make meal reservations at 11 a.m. one day in advance. Atlantic Senior Center 411 Walnut St. (712) 243-3599 M–F 9 a.m. to 4p.m.; Meals served Tues./Wed./Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

Council Bluffs at The Center 714 S. Main St. (712) 323-5995 M-F 12 p.m.

Harlan Senior Center* 706 Victoria (712) 755-2757 M-F 12 p.m.

Irwin Senior Center 520 Ann St. (712) 782-3367 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Oakland Senior Center 618 N. Hwy (712) 482-3353 M-F 12 p.m.

Red Oak Senior Center 109 E. Washington (712) 623-3497 M-F 12 p.m.

Carter Lake Senior Center 626 E. Locust St. (712) 347-6102 M-W, F 12 p.m. Thurs. 5 p.m.

Clarinda Senior Center 1140 E. Main St. (712) 542-2932 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Logan Senior Center 108 West Fourth St. (712) 644-2229 M-F 12 p.m.

Lakin Campus Senior Center 815 N. 16th St. (712) 310-0617, M-F 9:30 – 1:30, Serve at 11:30 a.m.

Shenandoah Sr. Center (Meal Site) 707 W. Summit St. (712) 246-5200 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Sidney Senior Center 2820 N. Ridge Road (712) 374-3053 M-F 12 p.m.

Dunlap Senior Center 619 Iowa St. (712) 643-2244 M-F 12 p.m.

Glenwood Sr. Center 20 N. Vine St. (712) 527-4213 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Malvern Senior Center 201 East Fourth St. (712) 624-8985 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Stanton Senior Center 326 Broad Ave. (712) 826-2782 Tue./Wed./Thurs. 11:45 a.m.

Hamburg Senior Center 1008 Main St. (712) 382-1670 Mon/Wed/Fri 12 p.m.

Missouri Valley Senior Center 100 S. Fourth St. (712) 642-3215 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Villisca Senior Center 312 S. Third Ave. (712) 826-5182 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Neola Senior Center 110 Fourth St. (712) 485-2179 M-F 12 p.m.

Woodbine Senior Center 411 Walker St. (712) 647-3011 M-F 11:30 a.m. Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.

The following centers are not affiliated with Southwest 8 Senior Services: Shenandoah Senior Activity Center 405 W. Sheridan Ave. (712) 246-2002 M/W/F. 12:30 to 4 p.m.; T, Th – 9:30am – 4pm. Meal 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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Springtime brings many activities to Senior Centers Carter Lake Senior Center Hello from the Carter Lake Senior Center. Crafts the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Site Council Meetings held second Wednesday of everyone at 10:30 a.m. Wal-Mart Trips every other Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., right after lunch Birthday night is the last Thursday of the month. Dinner is served at 5:00 and the entertainment is at 5:30 following dinner. If you plan to attend the dinner please RSVP Monday or Tuesday of that week to arrange dinner plans. Call 712-3476102 for reservations. *During the colder months birthday night will be moved to birthday luncheon. Same day, how the times will change. Summer: 5:00 p.m./Winter: 12:00 p.m. Bingo is played most days following lunch. Transportation to and from doctors’ appointments is available Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you need to know something about our schedule, events, or services, just call between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday at 712.347-6102. Please ask for Linda. Harlan Senior Center Hi from the Harlan Center. Did you get fooled on the first, if so it was all in good fun. Do you remember the tricks you use to play on folks April

First? The St. Patrick’s Rally Day was a huge success with lots of people attending, good food, great entertainment and of course door prizes. Kudos to all the volunteers who made it all come together, we couldn’t have done it without you. The April activities begin with a Matter Of Balance workshop on Friday, April 1, 1:15 to 3:15 pm. Friday, April 8 is the Matter of Balance workshop at 1:15 to 3:15 pm. The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on Monday, April 11, 2:00 pm. Tuesday, April 12 is Movies with The Video Place and Hy-Vee beginning at 9:30 am. Thursday, April 14 at 9:30 am is the Senior Council Meeting and the Birthday and Anniversary Party starts at 6:00 pm with blood pressure checks and Janet Leader providing the entertainment. Matter of Balance workshop on Friday, April 15, 1:15 to 3:15 pm. The Life After Loss Support Group meal meeting

is Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00 pm (note the time change for the summer months). There will be blood pressure checks on Thursday, April 21 from 11:00 to 12:00 noon. Friday, April 22 there will be an Easter Bonnet contest at the noon meal so get your bonnet out and join in the fun and a Matter Of Balance workshop from 1:15 to 3:15 pm. Thursday, April 28 is an evening meal with blood pressure checks and StoveCreek Music will entertain, it all begins at 6:00 pm. A Matter Of Balance workshop will end the month on Friday,

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ends with a very significant rejoicing time of Easter on the 24th. May the week beginning with Palm Sunday and Good Friday lead to a glorious Easter for you. On March 10th we were duly entertained by the spirited Merrymaker’s sound of Kim Eames. Evidently she and our catered meals by Southwest 8 are gaining in popularity as we welcomed several new seniors to our Center and were represented from Oakland, Carson, rural Hancock, Council Bluffs, and Glenwood. We sincerely hope that you will all come back and join us again soon. Our next Merrymaker’s presentation will be on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. that day. On March 14th we traveled to Neola and joined with the seniors at their center for a delicious meal and St. Patrick’s decorated theme. Everything was beautifully decorated and the people were very hospitable and gracious. We sauntered over to the newly opened and remodeled Phoenix Theatre where a feature film was shown. The afternoon was delight and well worth the drive. Thank you Neola Senior Center and the Phoenix Theatre! Easter is coming and

of course that means our annual Easter Egg hunt along with activities and surprises will be held. Please phone the Center for the date. Thank you to home delivery drive Gayle Strickland for you hours of service. Welcome to our new “fourth week” driver, Betty Schmidt. Thanks to Frances Rollins and Dan Barnett who assembled all the kitchen containers. Winners of our Academy Awards Contest were Betty Cleaveland and Dan Barnett. Monthly attendance winners were Irene Skank, Helen Forrister, Alden Krueger, Neuonia Timberman and Dan Barnett. Thank you to the ABC Club for their generous donation to the senior center. To Jonathan Showalter, our “go-to guy”, our sincere appreciation. Remember these designated days in April: Tatting Day, Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, Velcro’s Birthday (1978), Ballroom Dancing Day, National Read a Roadmap Day, Invention of Teflon (1938), Caramel Popcorn Day, Twinkies Birthday (1930), Coffeecake Day, No Housework Day, Slinky’s Birthday (1945), Dandelion Day, Barbershop Quartet Day, Licorice Day, Peach Cobbler Day, Animal Cracker’s Day, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day, Jellybean Day,

Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day, Pretzel Day, Prime Rib Day, Write an Old Friend Day, Blueberry Pie Day, Patent of the Zipper (1913) and Oatmeal cookie Day. May all of your days be designated a Wonderful Day! Signing off from the Oakland Senior Center. Woodbine Senior Center Howdy, everyone! How do you like this wind, wind, wind and more wind? Hi sis. So how many of you tried to fool somebody? And how many go fooled on April Fools’ Day? How many fell for it? Just remember that it is all in fun. Good fun jokes never hurt anyone and it keeps you young, no matter what the age, as long as you don’t get hurt. Now! I don’t know about you but I have a table of farmers at my center and I hear a lot of things, some I don’t even dare mention again. My farmers said back in February that because of all the fog, we’ll have storms in the middle of May. Some old saying about fog and that in 100 days from the fog we’ll have moisture. In March for the Birthday Program, we had a very young (95) Rose Heistand and her Mother of Pearl accordion play for us. Rose is a small lady, but she plays a mean accordion and she can sure make

that accordion talk. In April we have Counsil meeting of the 4th. On the 5th, 13th and 18th, we have our nutrition program. On the 6th, 12th, 21st, and 27th is our wellness program. On the 7th, 15th, and 19th we have our continuing education program. Our board meeting is on the 11th. Brown Bag Bingo is on the 8th and 22nd. Toe Clinic is on the 20th. On the 14th is Birthday day. Ranner RoseAct is a retired Opera singer living in Woodbine. Finally, on

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Making payments electronically is now a must BY DENISE JONES Social Security Manager in Council Bluffs

For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not only be the best way to receive Federal benefit payments – it will be the only way. That’s because the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for Federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013. Here is how the transition will work. Anyone applying for Social Security or Sup-

plemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive their payments electronically, while those already receiving paper checks will need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. Anyone already receiving their benefit payments electronically will continue to receive their payment as usual on their payment day. People receiving benefits have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account (of their choice) or into a Direct Express” Debit MasterCard” card account (a Treasuryrecommended prepaid card option). You can visit www.GoDirect.org

to learn more. Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits, and other non-tax payments are included. For most people getting monthly benefits, this won’t really be a change; already 8 out of 10 beneficiaries receive payments electronically. Why the push for electronic payments instead of paper checks received in the mail? It’s safer: no risk of checks being lost or stolen; It’s easy and reliable: no need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check; It saves taxpayers money: no cost for

postage and paper and printing; It saves you money: no check-cashing fees or bank fees; and It’s good for the environment: it saves paper and eliminates transportation costs. If you still get your check in the mail, you don’t need to wait for

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Older Iowans Idols will take the stage at Iowa State Fair The Iowa Family Caregiver Program, in harmony with the Iowa State Fair, invites senior singers to make sweet music on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Older Iowan Idol Singing Competition presents a venue for aspiring amateur vocalists during the Older Iowans Day at the Fair. Whether your musical style is toe-tapping country, old fashion crooning, or rebel rousing rock n roll, any Iowan who is a family caregiver or a senior age 60 and older is eligible to participate. The spotlight will only shine on soloists, duos, trios and quartets.

For more details or to receive the rules and entry form, contact: Older Iowa Idol Contest, c/o Iowa Family Caregiver, 5835 Grand Ave Ste 106, Des Moines, IA 50312, toll free at (866) 4687887. The Older Iowans Day and Older Iowa Idol are sponsored by the Iowa Family Caregiver Program. Each of Iowa’s 13 Area Agencies on Aging offers assistance through the Iowa Family Caregiver Program putting caregivers in touch with essential services to help in their caregiving role and to meet the needs of their older family member or friend.

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SENIOR CENTER MENU APRIL

Housekeeping • Meal Prep • Personal Care • Errands

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All meals include coffee and 2% or skim milk. Please make reservations one day in advance. Modified diets may be requested when making reservations. Bring a friend!

11 Swiss Steak in Tomato Vegetable Gravy, Garlic Parm. Whipped Potato, Corn, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Banana Pudding

18 Chicken and Noodles, Cowboy Caviar, Grape Juice Cup, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Blueberry Muffin

25 BBQ Pork Rib Patty, Mini Wheat Hoagie Bun, Baked Potato, Sour Cream, Green Beans, Diced Pears

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4 Sloppy Joe, Whole Grain Bun, Sweet Potato Wedges, Vegetable Pasta Salad, Mandarin Oranges

Hearty Ham Shanks in Northern Beans, Cinnamon Apples, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Tapioca Pudding

Rotisserie Chicken Quarter, Baked potato, Carrot Coins, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Diced Pears

12 Lasagna Casserole, Spinach, Orange Juice Cup, Vienna Bread, Apricot Halves

13 Chef Salad with Dressing, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Cubed Cantaloupe

19 Deluxe Hamburger, Oroweat Sandwich Thins, Baby Red Potatoes. Vegetable Pasta Salad, Fresh Orange

26 Salisbury Steak, Cheesy Whip Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

1 Breaded Fish Wedge, Scalloped Potatoes, Oregon Blend Vegetables. Oroweat Fiber Bread, Pineapple Cake

20 Heaty Beef Stew, Strawberry Pears, Bread Stick, Cubed Cantaloupe

7 Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips, Diced Peaches

14 Turkey Roast in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Beets, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Birthday Cake, Happy Birthday!

21 Pit Ham Steak in Pineapple Raisin Glaze, Half Baked Sweet Potato, Chuckwago Corn, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Apple Lattice Pie

27 Creamed Chicken Over Fresh Baked Biscuit, Broccoli, Fruit Punch Juice Cup, Mand. Oranges & Pineapple

8 Macaroni and Cheese, Italian Blend Vegetables, Spinach Side Salad, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Banana

28 Pork Roast in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Strawberry Short Cake

15 Breaded Fish Patty, Oroweat Sandwich Thins, Scalloped Potatoes, Three Bean Salad, Fresh Orange

22 Creamy Tuna & Noodles, Peas & Carrots, Spinach Side Salad, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Banana

29 Spaghetti & Meat SauceI, talian Vegetables, Spinach Side Salad, Oroweat Fiber Bread, Diced Peaches


Better Living April 2011