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Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center



Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center P.O. Box 598, 903 N College Huntsville, AR 72740 (479)738-2750 Hours of Operation: 8:00am—4:00pm Monday through Friday

From the Desk of Brenda Rogers, Director

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. -Mother Teresa-

WE PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION for all of you aged 60+. We’ll take you to the grocery store, Wal-Mart, doctor, drug store, thrift store, farmer’s market or anywhere you need to go. We do ask for a $3 donation to help us buy the gas. Now that’s a great deal!

FARMERS’ MARKET COUPONS Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas (AAA) is once again offering Senior Farmers’ Market Food and Nutrition Program $50 Coupon Books. AAA will be here at the Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center on Thursday, June 5th from 9am till 2pm to register all who are interested and qualify. You must be 60 years of age or older. Please be prepared when you arrive with your photo ID and proof of household income. If you do not bring these items, you may not receive the coupons. FATHERS DAY We will celebrate Fathers Day on Sunday, June 15th. This is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Fathers’ Day was created to complement Mothers’ Day. Fathers’ Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Her father, the civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children. A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. MEALS ON WHEELS WALK-A-THON I am so excited to announce that the funds brought in by our strong supporters total $5,617.88. Isn’t that amazing! We also had donations of food to be used for our Meals on Wheels program. The 2 participants who brought in the most are: Ed Murrell ($530.00) and Nadean Jones ($417.00). Needless to say IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

TRANSPORTATION ROUTE: MONDAY: Huntsville All Around Town TUESDAY: Forum-Alabam-Huntsville-Clifty & Hindsville WEDNESDAY: Kingston-Marble-HuntsvilleJapton Drakes Creek-Ball Creek-Pettigrew & St. Paul THURSDAY: St. Paul-Combs/White RiverWharton Creek-Aurora-CountrysideHuntsville FRIDAY: Huntsville—All Around Town This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

Reba Bolinger (Left) throws the disc during the Senior Olympic Games. She is among several from Madison County who participated in events while representing the Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center.

Inside This Issue From The Desk of the Director Coupons Pg 1 Menu, Senior Nutrition, Lunch & Learn

Pg 2

Activities, Trips

Pg 3

Birthdays & Special Events

Pg 4



Mon 1


15 D A D








2 Crispy Chicken

3 Oven-Baked Pork

4 Orange Glazed

5 Chicken Spaghetti

6 Sliced BBQ Beef

Sandwich w/LTO Pickle Spear Baked Beans Melon

Chops, Buttered New Potatoes Green Beans, Wheat Roll, Ambrosia

Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Crisp Fruit Salad, Biscuit Apple Crisp

Romaine Salad w/ Dressing Garlic Texas Toast Pineapple Slices

Hot Potato Salad, Coleslaw Bread Sticks Strawberry Swirl

9 Creole Fiesta Fish

10 Rosemary Chick-

11 Beef Fritter

12 Baked Ham

13 Chicken Fajitas

Black-eyed Peas Seasoned Carrots Hot French Bread Ice Cream

en, Scalloped Potatoes, Sautéed Zucchini, Hot Roll Cinnamon Apples

Creamy Gravy Mashed Potatoes Garden Mixed Veggies, Bread Sticks, Fruited Jello

Corn Casserole Broccoli & Cauliflower, Wheat Roll Pumpkin Pie

w/LTO & Cheese Spanish Rice Refried Beans Chilled Apricots

16 Cheeseburger w/

17 Pork Roast

18 BBQ Chicken

19 Hamburger Steak

20 Tuna Salad on

LTOP, Cheese Purple Hull Peas, Butter Beans Crispy Fries Broccoli w/Cheese Seasoned Yellow All meals are subject to change Chocolate Pudding Biscuit Squash, Corn Bread All meals served with bread or roll & margarine, Jello buttermilk, Poke Cake coffee,Strawberry ShortChoice of 2% milk, tea cake Orange juice

w/Onions & Gravy Mashed Potatoes Mixed Veggies Wheat Roll, Pineapple Cherry Crisp

bed of Lettuce, Cottage Cheese, Crackers, Banana Pudding

23 Chicken w/

24 Brown Beans &

25 Beef Lasagna

26 Crispy Oven Chick-

27 Frito Pie w/LTO,

Mushrooms & Onions, Baked Potato Succotash Biscuit Fruit Cup

Ham, Buttered Garden Rice, Greens, Cornbread, Chocolate Pie

Garden Salad w/ Dressing Garlic Sticks Chocolate Chip Cookie

en, Au Gratin Potatoes, Cheese Okra & Tomatoes w/ Mexican corn Squash, Biscuit Banana Angel Peach Dessert

30 Chef Salad w/

According to the latest Japanese Scientific Research, a full ripe banana with dark patches on the yellow skin produces a substance canned TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher its immunity enhancement quality, hence, the riper the banana the better the anti-cancer quality. A yellow skin banana with dark spots on it is 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than a green skin version. Eating just 1 banana a day increases immunity.

Egg, Ham, Cheese Bread Sticks Peanut Butter Cookie





SENIOR CIRCLE LUNCH AND LEARN - Our June Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, June 26th at the Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center during lunch at noon. This month we will have 2 speakers: Dawna Wilder is Clinic Manager of NW AR Medical Center and a Registered Nurse for 18 years. Dawna has recently become NW Medical Center’s only certified Hyperbaric Technician. She is recognized as an expert by her colleagues and physicians. Amy Egger is Program Director for NW AR Medical Center focusing on the business and marketing needs of the clinic. She works closely with Dawna to ensure the clinic has everything it needs. Her background includes 6 years in Medicare Advantage and Dental Group Management. The topic is “Wound Care”. Our sponsors are Lesa Tucker of NW Med. Center-Springdale & Willow Creek Women’s Hospital and Scott Huse of NW Home Health. For seniors 60+ lunch will be provided for you by NW Home Health. Please make a special effort to thank Lesa and Scott yourselves.





15 Fathers Day







2 Fayetteville here BBB, Silver Sneakers Exercise, Tai Chi, Walk the Trail, Wii Bowling

3 Highlighters Band 10am, Art Class 1pm Walk The Trail, Dominoes Table Games

4 Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi, Wii Bowl Walk the Trail Table Games YOGA 6pm

5 Ozark Hillbillies 6 Table Games, 10am, Farmer’s MarPool, Walk the ket Coupons 9-2, Table Trail, Wii Bowling Games, Walk the Freebie Friday Trail, Pool, Wii


9 Trip- Springdale Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi, Walk the Trail, Table Games, Pool, Wii Bowling

10 Highlighters Band 10am, Art Class 1pm Walk The Trail, Dominoes, Table Games, Pool Dominoes

11 Marion Johnson’s Blue Grass Band Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi, Circle of Friends Breakfast, Walk, YOGA 6pm

12 Ozark Hillbillies 10am, Trip-Lowell BBB, Table Games, Pool, Walk the Trail St. John’s Blood Pressure Checks

13 Walk the Trail Wii Bowling, Puzzles, Table Games, Pool


16 Silver Sneakers Exercise, Tai Chi, Wii Bowling, Table Games, Pool, Mind Games, Puzzles

17 Highlighters Band 10am, Art Class 1pm Walk The Trail Ambassadors Meet Dominoes

18 Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi, Table Games, Karaoke with Elsa 10am YOGA 6pm

19 Ozark Hillbillies 10am, Table Games, Wii Bowling, Walk the Trail, Pool, Puzzles

20 Table Games, Walk the Trail Wii Bowling Puzzles

23 Trip– Eureka Springs, Silver Sneakers Exercise, Tai Chi, Table Games, Pool, Wii Bowling

24 Highlighters Band 10am, Art Class 1pm Walk The Trail, Table Games Dominoes

25 Marion Johnson’s Blue Grass Band Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi, Medicare Minutes,YOGA 6pm

26 Ozark Hillbillies Table Games, Walk the Trail, Tyson LUNCH & LEARN CAREGIVER MEET

27 Table Games, Pool, Walk the Trail, Wii Bowling ERC Graduation

30 Silver Sneakers Exercise, Tai Chi, Trip-Jasper BBB Table Games, Pool, Wii Bowling

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” -Mahatma

He never looks for praises, He’s never one to boast, He just goes on quietly working for those he loves the most. His dreams are seldom spoken, His wants are very few, And most of the time his worries will go unspoken too. He’s there...A firm foundation through all our storms of life, A sturdy hand to hold to in times of stress and strife. A true friend we can turn to when times are good or bad, One of our greatest blessings, The man that we call Dad. - Karen K. Boyer


Fri Class of ’64 Reunion

Freebie Friday 21 S U M M E R

Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday





JUNE BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS Delores Phillips Jean Lewis Ozeina Marrs Truman Parson Christine Grigg Vernon Pruitt Dwain Houston Milton Price Billy Grigg Patricia Klinger Pauline Sloan Cindy Rimkus

2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 8th 9th 10th 10th

Geraldine Hinshaw Gerald Smith Helen Ledbetter Donovan Bottoff Cleo Hill Bill Mitchell Oleta Bryant Tommy Bohannan Janettia Grubb Virginia McCoy Lana Kaye Harp Carol Denzer

11th 11th 12th 13th 14th 14th 16th 16th 17th 18th 20th 23rd

Wanda Laird Doris Ledet Jerrie Gilliam Norma Ogden Jean Williams Sammie Houston Wanda Ogden Alice Wheless Vincent Hecox Willie Beck Wetha Bowen Larry McCollum Elise Samuels

24th 25th 25th 26th 26th 27th 27th 27th 28th 28th 29th 29th 30th

Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center Is a safe, clean, fun place for active people who are aged 60+, or the spouse of an aged 60+ person who participates in the program. Our center is a place where you can meet other seniors, sign-up for volunteer opportunities, go on trips, socialize, listen to music, exercise, play games, dance and just have a good time. The opportunities are endless. We serve a nutritious lunch Monday through Friday at noon at the center as well as deliver meals to the homes of those who are home-bound. Since we receive very little Federal and State funding it is all of our fundraisers and your generous donations that keep our doors open and good food cooking on the stove. There is no cost to join our center. All donations are made privately. The average cost of a congregate meal is $5.51; average cost for a home delivered meal is $6.15; average transportation one-way cost $11.85. Through our center, a donation of $3 for lunch and $3 for transportation is suggested for those 60+. We do charge folks under age 60 an amount of $5.51 for lunch and $6.00 transportation. As you must imagine, donations are extremely important to us & are very much appreciated. Come to the center and take part in our activities, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you will have and how many really sweet people you will meet. We will always welcome you and we need your help as a volunteer with fundraisers.

Can you guess the names of the beautiful couple pictured above? I’ll give you a hint: They come to the center often; They are strong supporters of the center. When you recognize them, shout out their names.

Regularly Scheduled & Daily Activities: Exercise Programs-Silver Sneakers, Yoga, Tai Chi, Strong Women-Men, Walk The Trail, Exercise Equipment; HealthRHYTHMS, Lunch & Learn; Table Games; Bingo; Dominos; Caregivers Support Group; Nutrition Classes; Painting/Art Classes; Computer Classes; Spiritual Encouragement; Brain Games-Name That Tune; Birthday Parties; Story Telling; Writing Classes; Shopping Trips; Nature Trips; Live Music; Dancing; Gardening; Blood Pressure Checks; Wii Bowling; Bean Bag Baseball; Potluck Suppers; Ice Cream Socials & so much more!

Operated by the Office of Human Concern, Inc. in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas