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Writers' Symposium Panel Discussion and Reception Sunday, September 26 • 4 – 6 p.m. Legacy Plaza 5330 E. 31 St. • Tulsa, OK 74135 Connect with four celebrated writers at the final event of the 2021 Writers' Symposium presented by LIFE's Senior Centers and the Oklahoma Arts Council. *Due to a scheduling conflict, Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman will replace Judy Allen for the panel discussion.

CONNIE CRONLEY

BARRY FRIEDMAN

Connie Cronley is the author of several book, including the recently published “A Life On Fire: Oklahoma’s Kate Barnard,” about the first woman elected to state office in Oklahoma. She’s written three books of personal essays including “Sometimes a Wheel Falls Off,” “Light and Variable,” and “Poke a Stick at It.”

Humorist Barry Friedman spent 30 years on the road as a stand-up comedian. He has published three books about his experiences including “The Joke Was On Me: A Comedian’s Memoir,” “Road Comic,” and “Funny You Should Mention It.” He also wrote “Four Days and a Year Later,” an elegy for his son Paul who died of a drug overdose at 24.

Connie writes personal columns for LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine and TulsaPeople, taught writing at the University of Tulsa, and reviewed restaurants for the Tulsa Tribune. She has also worked as executive director at Iron Gate and manager at Tulsa Ballet Theatre.

Barry is a political columnist, a contributor to an oil and gas journal and a blogger. He writes a popular blog about his experiences with his elderly father, Jack Friedman, and a newsletter entitled “Friedman of the Plains.”

RABBI MARC BOONE FITZERMAN Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman is rabbi of Congregation B’Nai Emunah in Tulsa and has authored many sermons and short articles. Rabbi Fitzerman addresses topics of faith, learning and social justice. He founded the Altamont Bakery in partnership with the Mental Health Association Oklahoma to employ intermittently homeless and mentally ill Tulsans. Rabbi Fitzerman is also known for his photography, both as photographer and collector. His work has been featured at Philbrook Downtown as well as numerous magazines.

GINNIE GRAHAM Journalist Ginnie Graham is a writer and editor with the Tulsa World. She covers social issues, education, criminal justice and community features. She has earned many honors for her work including four Sweepstakes awards from the Oklahoma Associated Press and two Reporter of the Year awards from the Tulsa Press Club. Ginnie received the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ Will Rogers Humanitarian Award for her work in investigating issues of child abuse and neglect, mental health, female incarceration, homelessness and racial disparities in public services.

Which writers influenced you and why?

“I love James Thurber. I like that era of Dorothy Parker, James Thurber and Noel Coward because they’re witty, and it’s a clever wit.”

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“Joan Didion, for her observational style – her ability to stay out of the way when it’s called for and to be in the deep end when it matters.”

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“Two of my influences are Adam Gopnik and Mark Singer of the New Yorker. Both are ferociously intelligent essayists with wide-ranging interests. You can feel that both are beautifully educated and wide open to the world.”

“One of my favorite columnists is a Washington Post columnist, Petula Dvorak; I think she’s fantastic. I appreciate the way things are written and the argument put forth. I like writers who use an economy of words and make me think.”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vol. 36, No. 3 EILEEN BRADSHAW President & CEO of LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE & Vintage Housing

KELLY KIRCHHOFF Senior Director of Communications

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Tulsa Activities Around the Clock: Morning, Afternoon and Night

Get New Kicks on Tulsa's Route 66

Plan your day using our around the clock guide to Tulsa. From your first cup of coffee to cool jazz tunes at night, LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine has suggestions for fun.

Tulsa has more miles of historic Route 66 than any other place along the entire route. Explore the magic of the Mother Road with these must-see sights.

DEE DUREN Managing Editor dduren@LIFEseniorservices.org

BERNIE DORNBLASER Advertising Director bdornblaser@LIFEseniorservices.org

LEAH WEIGLE

DESTINATION DISTRICTS

BY STEVE CLEM

Tulsa offers numerous neighborhoods and districts worthy of exploration. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on some of Tulsa’s unique cultural and historic districts.

Tulsa Arts DISTRICT

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This area is home to many of the Art Deco buildings Tulsa has become known for, including the Tulsa Club Building, Public Service Company of Oklahoma Building, and the Philcade Building.

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Two of the district’s most famous structures, Mayo Hotel and Philtower Building, are of the Classical Revival style.

Other architectural influences include Beaux-Arts, represented in the 320 South Boston Building, known historically as Exchange National Bank and National Bank of Tulsa, and the gothic revival Mid-Continent Tower Building, the skyscraper known for its distinctive green top.

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Whitty Books, the neighborhood’s indie book store, has workshops, readings and other events. Kendall Whittier is also home to art shows and Hispanic heritage markets throughout the year as part of this fun area’s unique offerings.

Tulsa’s Blue Dome District is an entertainment area named for the Blue Dome building that anchors the neighborhood at 2nd Street and Elgin Avenue. Built as a Gulf gasoline station in 1924, the unique, round building was on the original Route 66 alignment through Tulsa. These days, more than anything else, the Blue Dome equals nightlife! In these nine square blocks, you’ll find great restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, beer gardens, retail shops and living quarters.

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The five generations of artisan bakers at Pancho Anaya Bakery are known for Platano pineapple turnovers, churros, cookies and ice cream.

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Two long-term enterprises anchor the district, Zieglar Art + Frame and Circle Cinema, now Tulsa’s only remaining historic indoor movie theater. Multiple microbreweries have made the district their home, situated along Admiral Boulevard, just west of Lewis.

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This district, centered at Admiral Boulevard and Lewis Avenue, has had its ups and downs – then back “up” again! Kendall Whittier was Tulsa’s original suburban shopping center dating from the 1920s, a bustling neighborhood of modern shops and pedestrian traffic. Circle Theater opened there in 1928. After shopping populations migrated further south, vacant storefronts and adult-oriented businesses proliferated. But no more! Due to the efforts of public and private entities, Kendall Whittier is reborn. The district is once again alive with an array of diverse, family-friendly businesses within walking distance in the neighborhood.

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Discover and celebrate the life and career of Oklahoma’s famed folk singer. The Center houses the American Song Archives, featuring treasures from the archives of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and others.

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This venue features an amphitheater and public garden with tree-lined paths and a large, manicured lawn. It’s the perfect space for a festival or live music under the stars.

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Live entertainment is a hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District, anchored by the historic Cain’s Ballroom, a world-renowned room that boot-scoots, rocks, and hosts all manner of live music – and, Tulsa Theater, built as a municipal auditorium and convention hall in 1914.

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The Oil Capital District in downtown Tulsa commemorates the city’s rich oil industry past. In the mid-twentieth century, Tulsa was known as “The Oil Capital of the World.” Many industry players established home offices or regional offices within this district – an area bounded by 3rd Street on the north and 7th Street on the south, Cincinnati Avenue on the east and Cheyenne Avenue on the west. In recent years, around 50 buildings in the district, constructed between 1910 and 1967, have been designated as significant in contributing to Tulsa’s oil industry.

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The Tulsa Arts District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Considered the city’s cultural hub, it is a vibrant area of retail shopping, restaurants, performance venues, clubs, galleries, museums, breweries and parks. Located on the north end of downtown, it is bordered by Denver on the west, Elgin on the east, the IDL (I-244) on the north and railroad tracks on the south. In the Arts District, century-old red-brick warehouses blend with more recent, complementary construction.

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This unique bowling alley is inspired by the bowling establishments of the 1970s. Open Thursday through Sunday, it has a bar and patio. Get a great view of Tulsa's skyline from a Blue Dome District rooftop bar or restaurant, including the new Brook Restaurant & Bar.

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For something a bit different, The Boxyard is a shopping complex constructed of shipping containers. The retail businesses “contained” within provide unique shopping and dining and more great views of downtown Tulsa.

If you're searching for top-rated fare in Tulsa, Yokozuna gets consistently high reviews for its sushi, noodles and cocktails. The Blue Dome is also the place to go before or after a show at the nearby Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

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Destination Districts

What's on the Horizon for Tulsa?

Visitors to Tulsa’s destination districts can glimpse the city’s rich history while experiencing all it has to offer in the present. Find shopping, art, music and more in these diverse and well-loved spots.

On the Cover

Pictured is the Tulsa skyline facing west from Cain's Ballroom. Photo by David Lackey, Owner of Stegosaurus Media Agency

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Amazed at all the changes the last 10 years have brought to T-Town? Get ready for more world-class tourism opportunities headed this way.

6 Letter From Eileen 8 Looking Back 10 Caregiver Corner Make Time for Laughter 12 Medicare & You Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 23 LIFE EDU 25 LIFE PACE 26 Celebrate Tulsa on 918 Day 28 Healthy Living  Pamper Yourself With Tulsa Day Spa Treatments 29 The Dinner Belle 30 Mindbender & Puzzles 31 Puzzle Partners 32 Share Your Time & Talent 33 Bunkering With Books 34 Noteworthy 35 Business Directory 36 People & Places 37 Classifieds 39 Vintage Friends

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LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services (a Tulsa Area United Way nonprofit) and helps fulfill LIFE Senior Services’ mission to promote and preserve independence for seniors. This publication is printed and mailed at no charge. Donations of any amount are appreciated and will help offset LIFE Senior Services’ production costs. A donation of $25 per year is suggested. To make a donation, visit www.LIFEseniorservices.org or call (918) 664-9000. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine accepts advertising to defray the cost of production and distribution, and appreciates the support of its advertisers. The publisher does not specifically endorse advertisers or their products or services. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine reserves the right to refuse advertising. Rates are available upon request by calling (918) 664-9000. © LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine and LIFE Senior Services, Inc., 2021. All rights reserved. Reproduction without consent of the publisher is prohibited. Volume 36, Issue 3, September 2021 LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine (ISSN 2168-8494) (USPS 18320) is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK.

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LETTER FROM EILEEN Dear Vintage Reader: I hope you are well and staying safe. I am shaken by the increase in COVID-19 cases in Tulsa and the lack of ICU beds available in the state. If you are vaccinated, you may want to consider going back to masking in public places like the grocery store, just to stay on the safe side.

Eileen Bradshaw

President and CEO LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE, Vintage Housing eileen.bradshaw@LIFEseniorservices.org

If you have not yet been vaccinated, please consider getting the vaccine now. Although a vaccinated person can still get the virus, the outcomes of those who are vaccinated are dramatically better than those who are not. Nationwide, the vaccine has been shown to be about 97% effective in preventing death due to the COVID-19 virus. In Tulsa, 95% of the deaths due to COVID have been adults age 50 or older. There is hope and help on the horizon, however. LIFE Senior Services has folks on hand who can help you set a vaccination appointment, and we can even offer you a free ride if you need one. Simply call (918) 664-9000 and say you need vaccine help. Please protect yourself and the ones you love by getting vaccinated – you are important to us.

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Welcome to Your Best Life

In the pages of this issue, we are highlighting Tulsa. I am a native, and I fully acknowledge a bias toward our fair city. I have lived in other places, but have always happily returned home. To me, Tulsa is a wondrous balance of city and town. The people are friendly and usually eager to offer help. I find the belief and confidence that we can change and improve

our city is continuous and inspiring. I have seen many changes over the years, including the transformation of my alma mater, Pershing Elementary, into the hip Pershing lofts. That is progress! I went to college in Illinois, and I was shocked at how little my friends, primarily Chicagoans, knew about Tulsa. One thought it was in Arizona. Another complimented me on an outfit, then asked me very earnestly if we had to travel out of the state of Oklahoma to get cute clothes. When they came to Tulsa for my wedding, they apologized for misjudging my hometown. It gave me some insight into what a wellkept secret Tulsa was in some circles. No longer, though. Tulsa is highlighted regularly on the national stage for its liveability, its reinvigorated downtown, the breathtaking art deco architecture, the rich music scene, the Gathering Place and our role in the Mother Road journey. Programs like Tulsa Remote are attracting people from all over the country who want a chance to make their home here. They are adding value to our community, bringing pieces of their hometowns to enhance ours. I hope you enjoy this issue, and that it inspires both happy reminiscing and the planning of some new local adventures. Be well,

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WANTED Your Route 66 Memories

The Tulsa Historical Society & Museum is asking LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine readers to help them prepare for an upcoming exhibit showcasing the history of Route 66. They can’t tell Tulsa’s story without you! Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/TulsaRoute66 to complete a short survey about traveling and doing business on the Mother Road. If you have any photographs or artifacts related to Route 66 that you’d consider loaning to the museum, be sure to include your contact information.

Looking Back

The Meadow Gold Milk sign towers over the southwest corner of 11th Street and Lewis Avenue in 1957.

Mother Road Memories Tulsa Historical Society & Museum 2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa All photos courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

The Desert Hills Motel displays its classic neon motel sign on Route 66, 5220 E. 11th.

This aerial photograph shows the construction of Western Village, 11334 E. Admiral Pl., during construction in 1954. Western Village included a hotel, pool and cabana, 18-hole golf course and more.

The swimming pool at Will Rogers Motor Court, located at 5737 E. 11th St.

This Month in History SEPTEMBER 1, 1972: First

American Crowned World Chess Champion

Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeated Russian Boris Spassky during the World Chess Championship, the first time for an American to win the competition since it started in 1866. Fischer was famous for starting to play chess professionally at age 8 – and for his blunt, aggressive personality. He took home $156,250 in prize money, but forfeited the title in 1975 after his demands weren’t met for the tournament.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1783:

Treaty of Paris Signed

The American Revolution officially ended when representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France signed a peace treaty in Paris. Britain formally recognized the independence of its 13 former American colonies as a new, free nation. Benjamin Franklin demanded Britain hand over Canada to the U.S., which did not come to pass. The new country did gain enough territory to double in size and secured fishing rights in Canadian waters.

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SEPTEMBER 9, 1956:

Elvis Presley First Appears on Ed Sullivan Show

Sixty million viewers – or 82.6% of TV viewers at the time – tuned in to watch singer Elvis Presley on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the country’s top variety program. Sullivan had once said Elvis wouldn’t be invited on his show because the performer’s dance moves were considered vulgar. Presley, 21, performed four songs including “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Love Me Tender.”

SEPTEMBER 14, 1814:

Francis Scott Key Writes “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Attorney Francis Scott Key was in Baltimore to negotiate the release of a friend held prisoner by the British in the War of 1812. Key was on board a ship outside Fort McHenry when British troops bombarded the fort. Inspired by the sight of the U.S. flag still flying at daybreak, he wrote a poem that was later set to music. It was adopted as America's national anthem in 1931.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 1932: Gandhi

Begins Hunger Strike

Mahatma Gandhi, a leader in India’s campaign for independence from British rule, began a hunger strike to protest the treatment of the country’s “untouchables,” or lowest class citizens. The British supported a constitution in which the oppressed group would have separate political representation. Gandhi believed the action would unfairly divide India’s social classes and advocated for their emancipation. He refused to eat for six days until the British government reversed its decision.

SEPTEMBER 28, 1941: Ted Williams Becomes Last Player to Hit .400

Boston Red Sox’s Ted Williams boosted his batting average to .406 on the last day of the regular season against the Philadelphia Athletics. He led the league that year with 37 homers and 135 runs. No other player has since reached the .400 mark. Williams retired exactly 19 years later and hit a home run in his last time at bat for a career total of 521 homers. © The History Channel

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CAREGIVER CORNER

Make Time for Laughter

BRING ON THE CHUCKLES, GIGGLES AND GRINS

By Carol Carter, Education and Community Events Specialist

Caregiving can be challenging, so how do you bring laughter into your life when you are experiencing anxiety, stress or depression? Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Watch your favorite sitcom on TV or funny videos on YouTube – Are you a cat lover? How about cute cat videos? America’s Funniest Home Videos may do the trick. Create a playlist of videos you love or view funny videos your friends are sharing on social media. Check out popular comedians on cable’s Comedy Channel, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Some popular “clean comedians” to consider are Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Allen and Brian Regan. 2. R  eminisce with loved ones about humorous stories in your family history – Those favorite stories may come from a memorable vacation or holiday. Reminiscing about a funny relative or other memory is guaranteed to generate grins.

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aughing while caregiving may sound challenging, but in reality, it’s not only good for your health but can also help you deal with the stress of your circumstances. Laughter benefits your loved one and can strengthen the bond between you as well. It has been scientifically proven that laughter is a natural medicine that benefits your physical and mental health. The National Library for Medicine is filled with studies that demonstrate the positive effects of laughter. Some studies even recommend medical professionals find ways to use humor as a therapy that heals. You don’t need a prescription, and the benefits are felt right away. Don’t just take our word for it. Before you continue this article, try it for yourself. Turn up the corners of your lips and smile. Crinkle your nose and feel the smile reach up to your eyes and down to your heart. Don’t you feel better already?

GOOD FOR THE BODY

When you laugh, you naturally take in more oxygenrich air, stimulating the lungs, heart and muscles. Laughter improves your overall cardiac health by increasing the heart rate along with the amount of oxygen in the blood. This can improve vascular function and decrease the risk of heart attacks. When you’re stressed, your body naturally tenses up. A good laugh can relieve physical tension and relax the muscles for up to 45 minutes, according to the Mayo Clinic. Laughter releases endorphins that counteract the negative effect of stress hormones, resulting in lower blood pressure. Laughter boosts the immune system. When you laugh, your mindset becomes more positive, and your body releases infection-fighting antibodies and neuropeptides that help fight stress. Who couldn’t use a stronger immune system these days?

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Speaking of stress, a common side effect of chronic stress is weight gain. Laughter not only reduces the stress hormones that contribute to weight gain, but it’s a fun way to burn calories too.

GOOD FOR THE MIND

Nothing can improve your mood quite like a good laugh. Laughing produces a general sense of wellbeing and can diffuse any anger and depression you were once feeling. Laughter offers your brain a distraction and mental break from the worrying thoughts that cause stress. Laughter reduces cortisol which is the primary stress hormone. Laughter can decrease cortisol levels by increasing oxygen intake and stimulating circulation throughout the body. Laughter increases endorphins, which are the chemicals produced by the brain that help boost happiness levels. When the body releases endorphins, they work to fight off stress, bringing joy and contributing to a more positive mood.

FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT! Even fake laughter can make you feel better because your body can’t differentiate between forced and genuine laughter. Search for a laughter yoga class in your area or find a video online. LIFE Senior Services has several laughter yoga sessions in the video section of its Facebook page. Laughter yoga begins with forced laughter, but natural, spontaneous laughter takes over by the end of class.

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3. P  lay a game that’s known for spurring laughter – Consider Apples to Apples, Taboo or even a simple game of charades. Junk in the Trunk is a party game where you tie a tissue box around your waist, resting it just above your bottom. Fill the box with ping pong balls or similar items. Each player has just 60 seconds to shake and wiggle as many items out of the box as they can. An even easier game sure to make you laugh is called Face the Cookie. All that’s needed is a box of your favorite treats – let’s go with Oreos. Play by sitting in a chair and leaning your head back. Place an Oreo on your forehead. Using just your facial muscles, move the cookie down from your forehead to your mouth. No using your hands now! Shared laughter builds connections and can even mend damaged relationships. Laughter draws us closer to each other and creates a pleasurable bond that can help us get through tough times.

1. Gradient Laughter Fake a smile, giggle and then laugh slowly. Gradually increase the tempo and volume of your laughter. 3. Find Your Laughter Center Probe your head with one finger as if looking for your laughter center. Imagine that each spot you push triggers a different type of laughter and then act it out.

2. Hearty Laughter Spread your arms out beside you, look up and laugh heartily from deep down inside. 4. Laughter Counting Start with one “ha” then increase to “ha-ha” and “ha-ha-ha.” Keep going!

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Announcing LIFE Senior Services’ New Program

Club LIFE welcomes individuals diagnosed with early memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorders. Club LIFE is designed to enhance memory, improve physical strength and balance, stimulate brain function and provide social support. In addition, Club LIFE supports caregivers through personal consultation, education about early memory loss and support groups.

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MEDICARE & YOU

Your 2022 Medicare & You Handbook

October 15 through December 7 Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period allows current Medicare beneficiaries who have Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plans to reevaluate part of their Medicare coverage and compare it against all the other plans on the market. After reevaluating, if you find a plan that better fits your needs, you can then switch to, drop or add a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. Open Enrollment is from October 15 through December 7 every year. If you use the Annual Open Enrollment period to choose a new Medicare Advantage plan, Part D plan or go back to Original Medicare, the new coverage will begin on January 1. If you are satisfied with your current coverage and your plan will still be available in 2022, you don’t need to do anything. Your current coverage will continue for the next year. Although it’s easier to keep your current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan, it’s still best to look at the options for 2022 so you understand the choices available and

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period By Kathy Jones, Medicare and Tax Assistance Program Supervisor

can determine whether your plan still best meets your needs. Each year, insurance companies may make changes to Medicare Part D plans that can impact how much you pay out-of-pocket for the monthly premiums, deductibles, drug costs and provider or pharmacy “networks.” A network is a group of doctors, hospitals or pharmacies that negotiate prices with insurance companies. They can also make changes to your plan’s “formulary” (list of covered drugs). Due to yearly changes, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate your current Medicare plan annually to make sure it still meets your needs. The 2022 plans will be available for viewing on Medicare’s website (www. medicare.gov) by October 1. The enrollment option will begin on October 15. • Medicare Advantage Members: If you are in a Medicare Advantage plan (an HMO, PPO or PFFS plan), review the Evidence of Coverage (EOC) and Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) your plan sends you each year. The EOC gives you details about what the plan covers, how much you pay and more. The ANOC includes

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any changes in coverage, costs or service areas that will be effective in January. To compare the Medicare Advantage plans available in 2022, you can go to the Medicare Plan Finder link on Medicare’s website or you can contact the individual plans to discuss what they offer. • Original Medicare Coverage: If you have Original Medicare with a separate Part D plan, you can review your options using the Medicare Plan Finder on Medicare’s website or you can contact the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE. LIFE’s Medicare Assistance Program offers Medicare Part D plan comparison and enrollment assistance clinics throughout the annual enrollment period. During last year’s open enrollment period, over 60% of the people assisted either enrolled in a Part D drug plan for the first time or switched their Part D plans for 2021. In doing so, almost all of the people assisted saved money on their 2020 drug costs, with an average savings of $1,809 per person.

The 2022 “Medicare & You” handbook will be arriving at each Medicare household toward the end of this month. The handbook contains important information to help you make the most of your Medicare coverage, including a summary of Medicare benefits, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare. Information in the handbook is current from January 1 through December 31, 2022, so it’s important to keep your copy for future reference. The handbook will continue to be delivered to most people via postal service. However, some people will instead receive an electronic version, which they signed up for on the Medicare website.

Are you interested in receiving future handbooks electronically? Sign up at www.medicare.gov to receive the Medicare & You handbook electronically in 2022.

Sources: www.ncoa.org; www.medicare.gov

To schedule an appointment to compare, select or enroll in a Medicare Drug Plan or apply for Medicare Part D Extra Help, call the Medicare Assistance Program at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009, ext. 1189.

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LIFE Senior Services is getting an early start to its 2021 Holiday Project. Each year, this project provides Christmas gifts to clients in several of LIFE’s programs. The Holiday Project fulfills holiday wishes and needs thanks to the generous donation of time and financial support from companies, groups and individuals in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. LIFE is looking for volunteers to adopt a senior or one of its Vintage Housing facilities. Volunteers can be employees of a company, a group of friends, a church congregation or just one individual who wants to help another. Volunteers will also be needed with gift wrapping, administrative work and delivering gifts to clients in the area.

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BY LINDSAY MORRIS

The Tulsa area has plenty of activities to keep you busy any time of day. If you’re looking for fun places to go around the clock, look no further! We’ve got you covered with ideas for a wide array of interests. Pictured is the Tulsa skyline from Roof Sixty-Six bar and lounge on top of the Indigo Hotel. Photo by David Lackey, Owner of Stegosaurus Media Agency

MORNING

Fulton Street Books & Coffee

210 W. Latimer St. (918) 932-8646 Monday – Saturday • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. www.fultonstreet918.com Get your morning started with fuel for your activities. Located in downtown Tulsa, Fulton Street is the brainchild of Onikah Asamoa-Caesar, a young entrepreneur who loves books. The café menu includes classic caffeinated offerings and more unique drinks (coconut coffee or golden turmeric milk), as well as croissants, cookies and other baked goods.

 lack Wall Street B Liquid Lounge

10 N. Greenwood Ave. (539) 867-2477 Monday – Thursday • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. www.bwsll.com Another new spot slinging coffee in downtown Tulsa is Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge, nestled in Historic Greenwood. After getting your morning cup of joe here, consider a trip to nearby Greenwood Rising to commemorate the history of the Greenwood District and the Tulsa Race Massacre. 14

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Senior living, with promise.

A vendor sells fresh herbs at the Tulsa Farmers' market. Photo courtesy of Alison Johns

Tulsa Farmers’ Market

1 S. Lewis Ave. Seasonal hours www.tulsafarmersmarket.org If you love fresh produce, flowers, herbs and supporting local farmers, the Tulsa Farmers’ Market should be on your must-visit list. The market is open Saturdays from April to October. It will reopen on Wednesdays starting in May 2022. Watch for seasonal markets during the holidays.

Covenant Living at Inverness | Tulsa, OK 3800 West 71st Street Limited availability! • Independent & Assisted Living Skilled Nursing • Memory Care • Rehabilitation To schedule a tour today, call (877) 478-8455, or visit us online at CovLivingInverness.org.

Downtown Walking Tours

Monday – Friday • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.tulsa.tours The morning is an ideal time to explore the charming architecture and history of downtown Tulsa. Did you know that downtown Tulsa has an extensive underground tunnel system? You can do most of Tulsa’s tunnel tour on your own and for free. Visit www.tulsa.tours/tulsa-tunnel-tour for a free map so you won’t get lost. Tulsa’s tunnels are underground corridors and street-level interior hallways. They connect office buildings, hotels and parking garages. They’re open until 5 p.m. on business days. You can only tour the underground tunnels on weekdays. Another self-guided walking tour option is the "Art Deco Self-Guided Tour." Visit www.tulsahistory.org, and look for adult education programs under the “programs & tours” tab. You'll find a list of 25 art deco buildings you can walk to on your own, along with some of the history and architectural information of each building.

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TULSA ACTIVITIES AROUND THE CLOCK, continued from page 15

AFTERNOON EVENING  he Tulsa Air and Space T Museum & Planetarium

3624 N. 74th E. Ave. (918) 834-9900 Tuesday – Saturday • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.tulsamuseum.org

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium Photo courtesy of www.tripadvisor.com

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) tells the story of Oklahoma's rich aerospace history with interactive exhibits that educate and entertain visitors of all ages. While you’re there, be sure to check out a show in the Planetarium – you will feel like you’ve been transported to a different galaxy. TASM has several interactive exhibits, including a hot air balloon simulator and a space shuttle robotic arm. You’re never too old to appreciate the wonders of our stratosphere and beyond.

Bicycle Tour

www.thismachinetulsa.com

This Machine bike ready for rent Photo courtesy of Alison Johns

Have you noticed the many bikes all around Tulsa that you can borrow? Pretty cool, huh? This Machine provides a high quality, convenient and affordable bicycle transit system. You can find a bike near you on the This Machine app. You simply scan the QR code on the bike to rent it. These bikes have motors in them! They are pedal-assisted, so you will need to put forth some effort. When you’re done, simply return the bike to any station or bike rack in the service area. A day pass for a bike is just $8, or you can pay $2 to unlock a bike and ride for 10 minutes and 15 cents a minute after the first 10 minutes.

Outsiders House Museum

Outsiders House Museum

Photo courtesy of Patrick McNicholas of Time-Travel Tulsa

The interior of Duet Jazz

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731 N. St. Louis Ave. Friday – Sunday • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.theoutsidershouse.com Open most weekends, check for availability. The Outsiders House Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the home and memorabilia used in “The Outsiders” movie filmed in Tulsa in 1982. It starred then-budding actors Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell. Following the filming, the house fell into disrepair and barely escaped demolition. In 2016, hip hop artist Danny Boy O’Connor purchased the house. O’Connor is a long-time fan of the novel and movie, and he began a labor of love to restore the house as it appeared in the film, while also creating a museum to share his extensive collection of movie memorabilia. Admission is $10 per person.

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Duet Jazz

108 N. Detroit Ave. Thursday • 5 – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday • 5 – 10 p.m. Sunday • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. www.duetjazz.com Duet Jazz entered the local scene in 2018, helping to revive what has historically been a hallmark style of music in Tulsa. While its underground Jazz Lab is currently closed, you can still enjoy live jazz music on the patio Thursday through Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. Restaurant hours are listed above. For dinner, choose from a wide range of menu options, including Korean BBQ short rib tacos, beer-battered fish and chips and gingersnap-crusted salmon. Duet Jazz also features a full drink menu.

First Friday Art Crawl

Tulsa Arts District First Friday of Each Month 6 – 9 p.m. www.thetulsaartsdistrict.org This year-round event on the first Friday of the month features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the parttime galleries in the Tulsa Arts District opening their doors to show art. The established museums and galleries offer free or reduced admission, and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks. The Tulsa Arts District is located in the northern section of downtown Tulsa. It is bordered by Denver on the west, Elgin on the east, the IDL (Interstate 244) on the north and the railroad tracks on the south.

ONEOK Field

201 N. Elgin Ave. ONEOK Field became home to the Tulsa Drillers in 2010, and it also hosts FC Tulsa soccer games, college baseball tournaments and concerts. One of the highlights of attending an evening baseball or soccer game is that they often end with fireworks. ONEOK Field is a great place to take the grandkids, with a splash pad and playground on site. If you haven’t been to a Tulsa Drillers game yet this season, you’d better hurry. The last home game is September 5. The FC Tulsa season, however, extends into October. ONEOK Field is a great place to support the home teams!

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LIFE is offering free shuttle service to adults 55 and up or disabled who need booster shots and vaccine doses. LIFE Senior Services’ transportation service is funded by the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) and the Federal Transit Coronavirus Response and Relief Appropriations Act of 2021.

Call LIFE’s SeniorLine (918) 664-9000 to schedule a transportation appointment.

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GET NEW KICKS ON TULSA'S KAREN J. O’BRIEN

WHO WAS CYRUS AVERY?

Cyrus Avery’s name is seen in several places around town because he was a very active civic leader nationally, in Oklahoma and in Tulsa. Among other accomplishments, he helped develop the national system of numbered highways and founded the U.S. Highway 66 Association to promote tourism. Avery, who is considered the “Father of Route 66,” owned a large swath of land from what is now the Tulsa International Airport and south. The original Route 66 path through Tulsa ran from Catoosa west to downtown along 11th Street. However, from 1926 to 1932, it jogged north from 11th Street up Mingo Road to Federal Drive (the dividing line between the Cherokee and Muscogee Nations of Indian Territory, now called Admiral Place). The traffic circle at Admiral and Mingo was designed to draw travelers to Avery’s filling station and restaurant. The Route 66 Rising art piece is located in that traffic circle. Thanks to Mr. Avery, Route 66 played an important role in Tulsa’s development as a popular rest stop for travelers driving from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Of the 403 miles of Route 66 in Oklahoma, Tulsa has 28 miles running through town, more contiguous miles than any other place along the entire route. Most of those miles are along 11th Street, but there’s a lot more embodied in this international destination.

DECLINE AND REBIRTH OF THE MOTHER ROAD

In 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which eventually led to the building of the multi-lane, higher-speed highway system that led to Route 66 becoming obsolete. The Route was officially decommissioned in 1985. That resulted in a period of decline in the pride along Route 66 through Tulsa. Many parts of town became underserved and stagnated, leaving the beauty of areas along the road to deteriorate. But in recent years, interest has again been found in the nostalgia of the era and the Mother Road. Chambers of Commerce along the Route, nonprofit groups and others have pushed to preserve what remains and to build the value of tourism for the areas along Route 66. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission has helped create points of interest along Route 66 in Tulsa. Businesses have developed various districts, such as The Market at 11th Street and Lewis Avenue, the Meadow Gold District at 11th Street and Peoria Avenue and the Crystal City/Red Fork District across the river near Southwest Boulevard and 33rd West Avenue.

"East Meets West" sculpture Photo courtesy of Robert Summer

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza Photo courtesy of www.tripadvisor.com

Neon sign replicas

Photo courtesy of Robert Summer

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

The “East Meets West” sculpture at the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza on Route 66 at the Arkansas River depicts a possible encounter between a horse-drawn carriage and Avery’s family automobile at the 11th Street bridge. Nearby is Avery Plaza Southwest, an installation of neon sign replicas from Tulsa-area motels that thrived during the heyday of Route 66. Tulsa Auto Court, the Oil Capital Motel and the Will Rogers Motor Court's bucking bronco sign are included – with more to come. The Route 66 Historical Village is in west Tulsa at 3770 Southwest Boulevard. The visitor center is modeled after a 1920s gas station, and the village includes a restored Frisco 4500 steam locomotive, trolley and other era memorabilia. While exploring, keep an eye out for historical markers, which can be challenging to locate.

Route 66 Rising art piece Photo courtesy of Robert Summer

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A new project by the Economic Development Committee of the Tulsa Route 66 Commission is “Shop 66 Saturdays.” The first Saturday of each month highlights a different district and the businesses in that area. Go to www.facebook.com/Tulsa66Commission before the next first Saturday to see what area will be featured. Tulsa’s historic Route 66 is coming alive again. Hope you enjoy what you find.

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SAY IT WITH

NEON A MEETING OF HOPE TREATMENT WITH DR. JAMES WEBB How did you hear about Dr. Webb? Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios used the grant for its neon sign. Photo by Valerie Wei-Haas

A friend of mine who is in the medical consulting business had been to Dr Webb and said that he believed that Dr. Webb can help me. I had seen several different doctors before going to Dr Webb. None of them helped me like he did.

What procedure did you have done? I had the Kyphoplasty and Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

What was your experience like?

The Meadow Gold District's refurbished sign sets the standard on Route 66. Photo by Patrick McNicholas of Time-Travel Tulsa

New neon signs are sprouting up along Route 66. Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios and Decopolis in the Meadow Gold District, Billy Ray’s BBQ in the Red Fork District, The Vault Restaurant and the Day and Nite Rugs in the Blue Dome District downtown are just a few. These businesses have used grants from the City of Tulsa and the Route 66 Commission to offset a portion of their cost for the signs. City leaders believe the installation of the historically-inspired signs will improve the tourist experience and increase foot traffic.

I have three fractures in my back, and the pain was very intense. Dr. Webb was able to make my back feel better than it has in years. I am able to do so many things now that I have not been able to do in such a long time.

Where are you now with your pain?

I see Dr Webb on a maintenance schedule , that way Dr Webb is able to keep me out of pain.

Would you recommend Dr. Webb? Absolutely, without question! Actually I have referred him. E. Laney, Satisfied Patient

The Bear Agency Group, a Tulsa advertising agency, is moving into new office space on Route 66 in the Meadow Gold District. They’re developing a street-facing neon sign featuring their bear head logo and the letters "GRRR" underneath. “As fans of the Mother Road, we’re excited to be taking part in this program, adding our own bit of history to this fabled stretch of Americana,” said Creative Director Cullen Koger. That grant program is still open. And the Commission hasn’t forgotten the buildings themselves. There is a new grant in process to assist with façade restoration of buildings of the 1920s through 1950s along the route.

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DESTINATION DISTRICTS

BY STEVE CLEM

Tulsa offers numerous neighborhoods and districts worthy of exploration. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on some of Tulsa’s unique cultural and historic districts.

Tulsa Arts DISTRICT

www.thetulsaartsdistrict.org The Tulsa Arts District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Considered the city’s cultural hub, it is a vibrant area of retail shopping, restaurants, performance venues, clubs, galleries, museums, breweries and parks. Located on the north end of downtown, it is bordered by Denver on the west, Elgin on the east, the IDL (I-244) on the north and railroad tracks on the south. In the Arts District, century-old red-brick warehouses blend with more recent, complementary construction.

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This venue features an amphitheater and public garden with tree-lined paths and a large, manicured lawn. It’s the perfect space for a festival or live music under the stars.

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Live entertainment is a hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District, anchored by the historic Cain’s Ballroom, a world-renowned room that boot-scoots, rocks, and hosts all manner of live music – and, Tulsa Theater, built as a municipal auditorium and convention hall in 1914.

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4 Woody Guthrie Center 102 E. Reconciliation Way

Discover and celebrate the life and career of Oklahoma’s famed folk singer. The Center houses the American Song Archives, featuring treasures from the archives of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and others.

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Kendall Whittier DISTRICT

This district, centered at Admiral Boulevard and Lewis Avenue, has had its ups and downs – then back “up” again! Kendall Whittier was Tulsa’s original suburban shopping center dating from the 1920s, a bustling neighborhood of modern shops and pedestrian traffic. Circle Theater opened there in 1928. After shopping populations migrated further south, vacant storefronts and adult-oriented businesses proliferated. But no more! Due to the efforts of public and private entities, Kendall Whittier is reborn. The district is once again alive with an array of diverse, family-friendly businesses within walking distance in the neighborhood. S. Peoria Ave.

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1 Zieglar Art + Frame 6 N. Lewis Ave.

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Two long-term enterprises anchor the district, Zieglar Art + Frame and Circle Cinema, now Tulsa’s only remaining historic indoor movie theater. Multiple microbreweries have made the district their home, situated along Admiral Boulevard, just west of Lewis.

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Anaya Bakery

2420 E. Admiral Blvd.

The five generations of artisan bakers at Pancho Anaya Bakery are known for Platano pineapple turnovers, churros, cookies and ice cream.

2407 E. Admiral Blvd.

Whitty Books, the neighborhood’s indie book store, has workshops, readings and other events. Kendall Whittier is also home to art shows and Hispanic heritage markets throughout the year as part of this fun area’s unique offerings.

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Oil Capital DISTRICT

The Oil Capital District in downtown Tulsa commemorates the city’s rich oil industry past. In the mid-twentieth century, Tulsa was known as “The Oil Capital of the World.” Many industry players established home offices or regional offices within this district – an area bounded by 3rd Street on the north and 7th Street on the south, Cincinnati Avenue on the east and Cheyenne Avenue on the west. In recent years, around 50 buildings in the district, constructed between 1910 and 1967, have been designated as significant in contributing to Tulsa’s oil industry.

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Two of the district’s most famous structures, Mayo Hotel and Philtower Building, are of the Classical Revival style.

Other architectural influences include Beaux-Arts, represented in the 320 South Boston Building, known historically as Exchange National Bank and National Bank of Tulsa, and the gothic revival Mid-Continent Tower Building, the skyscraper known for its distinctive green top.

Blue Dome DISTRICT

Photo courtesy of Alison Johns

www.bluedomedistrict.com Tulsa’s Blue Dome District is an entertainment area named for the Blue Dome building that anchors the neighborhood at 2nd Street and Elgin Avenue. Built as a Gulf gasoline station in 1924, the unique, round building was on the original Route 66 alignment through Tulsa. These days, more than anything else, the Blue Dome equals nightlife! In these nine square blocks, you’ll find great restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, beer gardens, retail shops and living quarters.

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This unique bowling alley is inspired by the bowling establishments of the 1970s. Open Thursday through Sunday, it has a bar and patio. Get a great view of Tulsa's skyline from a Blue Dome District rooftop bar or restaurant, including the new Brook Restaurant & Bar.

Photo courtesy of Steve Clem

3 The Boxyard

4 Yokozuna

For something a bit different, The Boxyard is a shopping complex constructed of shipping containers. The retail businesses “contained” within provide unique shopping and dining and more great views of downtown Tulsa.

If you're searching for top-rated fare in Tulsa, Yokozuna gets consistently high reviews for its sushi, noodles and cocktails. The Blue Dome is also the place to go before or after a show at the nearby Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

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Local Guide to Finding Outdoor Activities BY RODNEY ECHOHAWK

Pickle ball courts at Heller Park.

Stone Creek Golf Course

ADVENTURE DOWN THE TURNPIKE

IN A PICKLE One such option is pickleball, among the nation's fastest-growing sports. Pickleball is a low-impact combination of ping pong, badminton and tennis. The Greater Tulsa Pickleball Club provides information online for available courts, lessons and tournaments at www.tulsapickleball.org.

FORE! GOLF DAY AND NIGHT Tulsa loves golf and has some of the best private and public courses in the region. While Southern Hills, Meadowbrook, Tulsa Country Club and the Oaks have hosted PGA and championship level events, T-Town is also home to three outstanding 36-hole public links.

Heller Park at 5328 S. Wheeling Ave. and Holiday Hills Park at 4111 E. 54th St. have four outdoor pickleball courts each. Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St., has three indoor courts while two indoor courts are available at both Whiteside Park, 4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave., and the Jewish Community Center, 2021 E. 71st.

Mohawk Park's Woodbine and Pecan Valley courses are nestled in some of the most scenic landscapes in the area. Leagues there include a senior scramble for golfers age 55 and up. Mohawk also hosts the new sport of footgolf, a game played with a soccer ball instead of a golf ball.

The Youth and Family Complex of First United Methodist Church at 12 E. 11th St. has six indoor courts for beginning through advanced players to enjoy. More information is available at (918) 556-8848. LIFE Senior Services offers lessons for players 50 and up at its Senior Center at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave. Call (918) 749-2623 for details or go to www.LIFEseniorservices.org to view their monthly calendar of events.

Page Belcher features the Olde Page and Stone Creek courses and is the home of the Tulsa Golf School. Olde Page has hosted the USGA Women's Public Links Championships while Stone Creek was voted one of the top new public courses on its opening. LaFortune has an 18-hole championship course and an 18-hole par 3 lighted course, as well as a lighted driving range. Its golf shop is recognized as one of the best in Oklahoma.

A little over an hour's drive from Tulsa, those in search of outdoor fun will find it at RIVERSPORT Adventure Parks. Located just south of downtown Oklahoma City in the Boathouse District, RIVERSPORT offers a boundless selection of options along the Oklahoma River. That list includes whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, rowing, sailing, zip lines, rock climbing, a bike park, water skiing, surfing and land adventures. If those weren't enough, a new attraction in 2021 is indoor Alpine skiing. RIVERSPORT observes safety and height-weight requirements, offering something for all ages. The complex is an Olympic and Paralympic training site for rowing, kayaking and canoeing competitors.

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LIFE EDU September 2021 Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park

LaFortune is located at 5501 S. Yale Ave. while Page Belcher is at 6666 S. Union Ave. and Mohawk Park is at 5223 E. 41st St. N. TENNIS, ANYONE? Tennis fans have an abundance of public courts to choose from locally, including the Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park located at 5302 S. Hudson Ave. It offers 24 lighted, outdoor courts, three indoor courts and six indoor pickleball courts. Private and group lessons and USTA leagues are available. Hours, fees and more information are online at www.lafortunetennis.com or by calling (918) 496-6230. Tracy Park at 1108 E. 11th Pl. has seven courts while Graham Park at 6410 S. Yorktown Ave. has six courts. Other Tulsa sites with four courts each include Zink Park, Manion Park, Henthorne Park, McClure Park and Lacy Park. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT For those into walking, running or biking, the Tulsa Parks and Recreation Department maintains 57 miles of trails while the Tulsa County Parks Department has trails from Skiatook to Bixby. Tulsa County trails of note include the 14.5-mile Osage Prairie Trail from Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus to Skiatook. Chandler, O'Brien and Haikey Creek park trails are also popular county trails. The Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness trails on the west bank of the Arkansas River and the 9.6-mile Tulsa River Parks trail along the east bank of the Arkansas River are known for their striking scenery. LaFortune Park's 3.2-mile loop is also popular with recreation enthusiasts. Other trails and walking paths can be found at Gathering Place, Mohawk, Woodward and Zink parks. GATHER TOGETHER For those who want a more social way to enjoy the outdoors, there are a variety of groups such as the Tulsa Running Club, the Tulsa Bicycle Club and the Tulsa Walking Club. Each organization can be contacted through Facebook. Can't decide what activity to pursue? Then the Tulsa Outdoor Adventure Meetup can provide some great options such as hiking, biking, walking and swimming to fishing, kayaking, golfing and kite flying. Another option is the Oklahoma Senior Games, an annual Olympic-style celebration held each fall in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas featuring 24 sports for men and women ages 50 and over. The lineup of sports includes golf, croquet, power walking, table tennis, shuffleboard, water walking, disc golf, cornhole, archery, golf, pickleball, cycling, bowling, badminton, basketball, swimming, road running, volleyball, triathlon, softball, weightlifting and track and field. For information on the Oklahoma Senior Games, visit www.okseniorgames.com or call (405) 821-1500. www.LIFEseniorservices.org

 Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS) Thursday, September 9 – October 28 • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. This free 8-week class is designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and is especially helpful for those diagnosed within the past five years. Presented by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and LIFE Senior Services, the series will be held at LIFE’s Central location, 5950 East 31st St., just west of 31st and Sheridan. For more information about the education series, contact APDA at (918) 747-3747. Registration is required.

 Ask SeniorLine LIVE" “ Friday, September 24 • 2 p.m. LIFE’s SeniorLine staff members enjoy connecting with and encouraging LIFE followers while sharing tips on senior living, family caregiving, senior resources and more. This month’s topic is “Local Outings for Family Caregivers and their Loved Ones.”

Silver Linings

This month LIFE Senior Services introduces a new weekly virtual video series that strives to remind us all that attitude is everything – especially when it comes to aging. Join us Wednesdays on LIFE’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LIFESeniorServices for positive videos to encourage and inspire you.

 Care Partner Support Event” “ Wednesday, September 8 Mike Sabo will be featured on this Facebook broadcast talking about the upcoming Care Partner Support Event on Saturday, September 18 at Evergreen Church in Bixby. The free event is open to all family caregivers in the Tulsa area and will offer information and resources for anyone providing care for a loved one. Two presentations will be aimed specifically at caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

 Living Out Your Best Life at Home” “ Wednesday, September 15 Join Adrian Rolle with LIFE PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) as he shares the PACE model of care and how it is enabling Tulsa seniors who need more support to continue living independently and safely in their own homes.

 Crafting with Roxanne” “ Wednesday, September 22 Join Roxanne as she gives step-by-step instructions for making a personalized ceramic coaster. Supplies needed are a 2 x 2-inch square ceramic tile, felt dots, a picture or pretty scrapbook paper of your choice, Modge Podge, a sponge brush and a pair of tweezers.

 Club LIFE – A New Program for People with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Wednesday, September 29 Julie Pavey from LIFE Senior Services will discuss Club LIFE, a program that offers fun and therapeutic activities, new friends and support for those newly diagnosed or in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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ON THE HORIZON FOR

BY JULIE WENGER WATSON

Exciting things are around the corner in Tulsa, including four world-class tourism opportunities for lovers of learning and music.

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f you’ve lived in Tulsa during the past decade or so, you know how much the city is developing. The downtown Arts District, Gathering Place and the explosion of restaurants and craft breweries are just a few examples. New opportunities to engage in the community abound, and there are even more exciting things on the horizon for T-Town.

OKPOP

www.okpop.org Visitors to Tulsa’s downtown Arts District have undoubtedly noticed the large building under construction across the street from Cain’s Ballroom on North Main. Construction of the OKPOP Museum, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society, should be complete by late fall, according to Meg Charron, OKPOP’s deputy director. The facility is expected to open its doors to the public nine months to a year later. Charron believes the museum will attract a wide demographic. “We want any child to be able to come in with their grandparents and for them all to walk away excited, delighted, entertained and most importantly inspired by what we have created for them based on the contributions that everyday Oklahomans have made to the world of pop-culture and entertainment,” said Charron. “This building and the experiences it holds should be a great source of pride for Oklahomans.” Exhibits will range across three floors. Many will be immersive and “hands-on,” with an opportunity for students and the public to record music, tape podcasts, and create their own branding and merchandise. There will also be spaces for film screenings and musical performances. “We not only want to inspire a future generation of artists and creatives from this state, we also want to help mentor them and give them opportunities to turn their artistic dreams into a reality,” Charron said. 24

A rendering of the interior of the Discovery Lab

BOB DYLAN CENTER

www.bobdylancenter.com In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation acquired every folkie’s dream, the Bob Dylan Archive. Housed inside the Hardesty Archival Center inside the Helmerich Center for American Research, which is affiliated with Gilcrease Museum, the 6,000 Dylan-related items span nearly 60 years of the musician's career. For the most part, they’ve been unavailable to the public, reserved for the eyes of researchers. Larry Jenkins, speaking on behalf of the Center, says that the new facility is expected to draw international visitors to Tulsa, along with people from across the

U.S. While there is an obvious appeal for Dylan fans, Jenkins notes that many of the exhibits will be geared to younger generations, too. In addition to actual Dylan artifacts, visitors can experience a recreation of an authentic studio environment, a screening room and a multi-media timeline.

DISCOVERY LAB

www.discoverylab.org The Discovery Lab opened in Owen Park in 2013, and the family-friendly museum welcomed over 120,000 visitors a year before the pandemic. The exhibits and activities are both fun and educational, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering,

DISCOVERY LAB

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THE CHURCH STUDIO

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2650 S. John Williams Way E.

116 E. Reconciliation Way

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www.bobdylancenter.com (918) 392-3483

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Arts and Math (STEAM), as well as health and wellness. At the end of this year, Discovery Lab will open the doors to its new home at Gathering Place. The 50,000 square-foot facility will include 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and programming space. Along with a designated parking area, there will be a gift shop, café and amphitheater. “It’s a good four or five times bigger than where we are now,” said Anne Mannell, director of organizational development. They’ll need every square foot, as Mannell anticipates annual visitors of more than 300,000 people. “It’s going to be an engaging experience for all ages. Families can come together, grandparents, parents and children, and really feel like they’re having an educating, exciting experience that will be unique to Tulsa,” she said. Memberships are available for frequent visitors, and there will be plenty of volunteer opportunities, too. “We're going to need a large cadre of volunteers to help with the museum as docents – as kind of field trip leaders,” Mannell said. “A lot of kids are going to be rotating through that museum on a regular basis, and the idea of co-learning and having that leadership of volunteers is a really big bonus.”

THE CHURCH STUDIO

www.churchstudio.com After four years of renovations, The Church Studio, which once served as the recording studio and home office to Shelter Records and musician Leon Russell, will open to the public next month, according to Teresa Knox, the Tulsa entrepreneur, who along with her husband Ivan Acosta, is behind the project. The Studio, which originally opened in 1972, is hallowed ground for music fans. Known as the birthplace of the Tulsa Sound, world-renowned artists like Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, recorded at the repurposed church near East Third and South Trenton. For Knox, restoring the church was critical. As the epicenter of Tulsa’s musical heritage, Church Studio can serve as a way to honor the legacy of hometown musicians while serving as an inspiration to young creatives. “It was important to me that the Church wasn't just a museum-like business. It must be a living, breathing studio where creativity explodes and the world is exposed to the Church's magnificent revival,” Knox explained. The public will have access to many aspects of the facility and its programming, including docentled tours, book signings, audio engineering classes, art exhibits and a rotating display from the over 5,000-piece archive.

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“We'll also host public programming such as our Legacy Artist Concert series,” said Knox. “These will be highly curated events, pairing the perfect food and beverage with the life and legacy of the celebrity artists – no doubt a ‘bucket list’ experience for music fans.” www.LIFEseniorservices.org

NATIONAL PACE MONTH 2021

LIVING AT HOME

Your Goal, Our Priority

BY ADRIAN ROLLE, INTAKE MANAGER

September is National PACE Month. This year, the theme is “Living at Home: Your Goal, Our Priority.” A 2018 AARP survey shows that three of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes, but less than half believe that they will be able to do so. Seniors often have many barriers to care, and as we age, other variables may impact the ability to maintain independence. Is housing affordable? Are necessities like prescription medications and groceries possible on a limited income? Transportation is also a big issue for older Americans. Ninety percent of adults age 50 and older still drive themselves. But those that can’t often rely on family caregivers or public transportation. Planning ahead is difficult because needs may change. Maybe you don’t need help right now, but things may be different in the future, and you may need assistance to continue to live independently. LIFE PACE – a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – uses a team approach to provide a variety of services including medical, skilled therapies, behavioral health, dietary, nursing, transportation, social, recreation, hospitalizations and durable medical equipment. LIFE PACE allows individuals in need of skilled care to remain in their homes or community setting while receiving the care they need. Qualifying participants are transported to the LIFE PACE/Adult Day Health Center on an as-needed basis to receive healthcare, social services, nutritious meals and to participate in various rehabilitative and recreational activities. Additional services are also available for participants in their homes. Making sure that seniors have access to hot meals, nutrition counseling, and even grocery shopping can go a long way to letting them age in place. Classes on meal preparation and menu planning are great ways to stay engaged with other seniors and improve eating habits. Your team of LIFE PACE healthcare professionals will work with both you and your family to ensure you get the coordinated care you need. The team gets to know you as an individual and helps you with overall well-being, not just medical care. If seniors are socially active and take care of their health, they are sure to enjoy a better quality of life. But more importantly, having a coordinated, comprehensive healthcare team can afford seniors the ability to have access to the care and services needed to continue to live independently for as long as is safely possible.

PACE If you or someone you care about could benefit from LIFE PACE, contact a LIFE PACE specialist at (918) 938-7653 or (918) 938-7660 (en Español).

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BY KAREN SZABO It’s time to celebrate Tulsa on 918 Day! The event draws its name from the date it’s held annually – September 18 – and the city’s primary area code, 918.

Big Dipper Creamery

918 Day, an event that celebrates Tulsa’s diversity and growth, was launched four years ago under Mayor G.T. Bynum’s Resilient Tulsa Strategy. It is aimed at bringing Tulsans and Tulsa businesses together and increasing social cohesion and community-building throughout the city.

SUPPORT LOCAL, SUPPORT SMALL This year, TulsaGo, a local travel website, is launching the TulsaGo Small Business Crawl on 918 Day. The one-day event features more than 150 local brands and offers shoppers over $6,000 in special offers and discounts.

Mayor Bynum said the City started 918 Day to celebrate our city and “highlight the diversity of all that is happening in Tulsa – a way to draw people out of the bubbles we live in during our daily lives and learn about opportunities that are right here in Tulsa.”

“Our organization came up with this idea about a year ago during one of our strategic planning meetings, and we spent about eight months planning it,” said Erik-Michael Collins, TulsaGo managing partner. “After we developed the TulsaGo Market initiative at Expo Square for local makers last spring, we decided that we needed to develop a complementary event that supported our local storefronts – and thus the TulsaGo Small Business Crawl was put together.”

The first two years, Mayor Bynum spent the day taking a 24-hour tour of various destinations across Tulsa and detailing his trip on social media. His tour was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. FOCUS ON PARKS Michelle Brooks, communications director for the City of Tulsa, said the City is planning its annual citywide scavenger hunt with the theme "Outdoor Exploration in the 918." “This year the focus will be on Tulsa’s park system,” she explained. “We want to encourage Tulsans to take advantage of the gems throughout our city.”

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios and Gifts

For 918 Day activities and specials, check the City of Tulsa’s website, www.cityoftulsa.org/918Day.

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Participating businesses include restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, jewelers, gift and souvenir shops, ice cream shops, candy shops, bakeries, bookshops, pet shops, home and garden décor shops, bridal shops, music shops, spas, gyms and fitness centers and painting studios. To participate in the TulsaGo Small Business Crawl, you must buy a Crawl Pass (see below). Passes sell for $10.

Many Tulsa businesses will host pop-up shops offering a promotional discount to shoppers with a TulsaGo Crawl Pass. The pop-up shops will encompass a unique, carefully curated group of makers that create and manufacture their original products in the Tulsa area. “The crawl essentially works like this,” explained Collins. “Shoppers can purchase their TulsaGo Crawl Pass online or at a single, soon-to-be-announced location on the morning of the event. All participating businesses will honor their promotional discount to all Crawl Pass holders on September 18.”

To purchase your Crawl Pass, go to www.TulsaGo.com.

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918 DAY

Small Business Crawl Special Deals and Offers Celebrate the 918 and support Tulsa businesses during the 2021 TulsaGo Small Business Crawl. Here are a few offers from some of the 150 participating shops. These deals are valid on September 18 only, and a TulsaGo Crawl Pass is required.

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TASTE THE 918 • Buy a single scoop of ice cream at Big Dipper Creamery, get a second scoop free. • Receive a free cookie when you buy a dozen at Cookiedoodle. • Enjoy $2 Chicken or Veggie Puffy Tacos at Elote. • Save 10% on a Tulsa Flag six-pack at Glacier Chocolate. • Receive half-off Bavarian cheesecake slices at Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery. • Enjoy free bacon cheese fries at Society Burger. • Save 10% off all draft pours at American Solera. • Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits is offering 15% off all wine along with some giveaways. • Save 20% off a regularly-priced item at Tulsa Hills Cigar Cellar & Market.

Coordinated Care for Senior Adults

LIFE PACE is a holistic approach to healthcare offering primary and specialty medical care, rehabilitative therapies, mental health services, medications and a full range of home and community-based assistance to help seniors stay safely in their homes.

Call (918) 938-7653 or (918) 938-7660 (en Español) to speak to a LIFE PACE specialist. Recognized as a Medicare & Medicaid Program

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• All T-shirts at Buck Atom's will be $9.18. • Save 9.18% off your entire purchase at Ida Red General Store. • F.C. Ziegler Co. is also offering 9.18% off your purchase. • Save 15% off candles at Canterbury Lane. • Receive a free 918 Day decorated dog cookie and frozen yogurt from The Dog Dish. • Receive a complimentary regular popcorn when you purchase one movie ticket at Circle Cinema. • Enjoy 20% off all in-store items at Garden Deva. • Shop for the grandkids and save 20% at Kathleen’s Kids and Sweet Pea Couture and 15% at the Lolly Garden

EXPLORE THE 918 • Blank Med Spa is offering a free glow skin hydrating mist when you book a microneedling appointment, $25 off a hydrafacial and a free hand sanitizer when you buy two iSClinical products. • Save 10% off all retail and 20% off all services booked at Boho Lash & Co. • Receive 15-minute free screening cards at Redbud Physical Therapy. • Orangetheory Fitness Midtown is offering a three-class pack. • Save 15% off reservations at Pinot’s Palette with code TulsaGo.

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HEALTHY LIVING

Pamper Yourself With

TULSA DAY SPA TREATMENTS  BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR

If your budget includes a regular or occasional trip to the spa, you’ll find a host of ways to pamper your body and soothe your mind. People of a certain age may remember a classic commercial from the late 1970s. A frantic woman is surrounded by images of bumper-to-bumper traffic, an angry boss and a crying baby. Exclaiming, “Calgon, take me away,” she is transported to a bathtub filled with relaxing bubbles. Television viewers of the Calgon era might be amazed at all the opportunities for self-care available today. Here are three popular alternatives readily available in Tulsa. Be sure to talk to your doctor for their recommendations before trying something new.

MASSAGE

FLOATATION

RED LIGHT THERAPY

Massage therapists use a range of techniques to manipulate muscle and other soft tissues, easing tightness and promoting a feeling of well-being. Studies show massage provides some benefits for low-back pain and knee pain from osteoarthritis, and may provide short-term relief from neck or shoulder pain and some symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to the National Institutes for Health.

Floatation centers use the science of sensory deprivation pioneered by psychiatrists for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Clients lie suspended in an enclosed tank or a pool of warm water saturated with Epsom salts, in a dark and quiet room. The concentration of salt allows the body to float in a session that generally lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Studies show many participants report reduced anxiety, muscle tension and pain following the experience. There is also some evidence that the therapy is beneficial for hypertension and chronic tension headaches. 

In red light therapy (RLT), clients are exposed to low levels of red or near-infrared light from a light fixture or in a sauna. The light wavelengths penetrate the surface of the skin, stimulating cells to promote wound healing, tissue repair and skin rejuvenation. Research published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine indicates test subjects had significant improvements to their complexions, skin smoothness and measured collagen density. Infrared saunas warm the body without heating the air and are believed to provide some benefit to conditions like high blood pressure and even dementia, though more study is needed.

DETAILS The average cost for a massage nationally is $60 an hour, not including gratuity. Higher-end Tulsa spas quote rates ranging from $65 to $115 an hour for a basic massage.  TULSA MASSAGE LOCATIONS  merge Tulsa E There are several locations, including a spa at River Spirit Casino. A one-hour massage is advertised at $95.40.  assage Envy M This is a franchise that has several locations in the Tulsa area. Members pay $65 for an hour massage, and the non-member fee is $115 per hour. Their Broken Arrow location offers one $65 introductory rate massage for non-members. 

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DETAILS A 60-minute float session ranges from about $50 to $100, depending on the location.  TULSA FLOATATION SPAS  2Oasis H Located in the Farm Shopping Center, they offer an introductory float session with free tea and oxygen for $75. Couples can float in the pool rooms for $110 per hour.  ongevity Effect L This midtown Tulsa spa offers a $75 introductory rate and reduced prices for members.

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DETAILS Several Tulsa-area spas offer 20 to 30-minute sessions of red light and infrared sauna therapy for around $30.  TULSA LIGHT THERAPY SPAS Recover This spa in Utica Square offers red light and infrared sauna therapy for $25 to $35 per session.  oppi’s P Located in downtown Tulsa, Poppi's offers a $30 lounge pass where customers can access a communal infrared sauna and other amenities for up to two hours.

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THE DINNER BELLE

A Meal With a View

IN THE RAW VU BY LINDSAY MORRIS

One of the hippest new places with an enviable view is In the Raw Vu, located inside the Vast Bank building in downtown Tulsa. It has a spectacular view of downtown, and the outdoor patio overlooks ONEOK Field, giving you a bird’s eye view of Tulsa Drillers and FC Tulsa games while eating sushi.

crab, smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado and jalapeno, topped with eel, eel sauce, spicy sauce, sesame seeds and scallions) and the Spider Roll (deep-fried soft-shell crab, cucumber and avocado). We really enjoyed all three rolls. The Spider Roll was particularly memorable (it had me at “deep-fried”).

The restaurant is furnished with ultra-modern lighting and seating. On the outdoor patio, you will find plush outdoor couches, high-top tables with stools and a cozy fire pit.

While In the Raw is known for its exceptional sushi, there are several other delectable options available, including salads (the ITR Salad with roasted chicken, lettuce, crispy noodles, toasted almonds and scallions is my favorite), entrees like blackened salmon and the legendary Gene’s Pepper Filet, and the classic Cabo Tacos with your choice of blackened chicken, tempura shrimp, blackened halibut or cornmeal-encrusted halibut.

A few words to the wise: In the Raw Vu can be extremely hard to get into for dinner on a weekend. To book a reservation, you must text (918) 6004290 with the date and time requested, your name and the number of people in your party. I tried three times to make a weekend dinner reservation, and they were already booked each time. On a whim, my husband and I both happened to be free on a Thursday at lunchtime, so we wandered downtown and walked into In the Raw Vu around noon. They had immediate availability, and we got a high-top table inside right by the windows overlooking downtown. There were only about five other tables occupied at that time. If the weather had been nice the day we visited, we would have opted to eat on the outdoor patio, but it was in the 90s on a muggy July day, so enjoying the view from indoors seemed to be the optimal choice. We shared three sushi entrees – the Keaton Roll (shrimp, cream cheese, avocado and spicy sauce in soy paper); the Cody 2 Roll (crispy soft-shell www.LIFEseniorservices.org

If you happen to have room for dessert, several tantalizing options are on the menu – cheesecake, crème brulee, tempura bananas, euphoria cake (a moist double chocolate cake with raspberry chocolate ganache) and more. In addition to the wide range of food options, In the Raw offers a full bar menu with enticing libations such as a blood orange margarita, ocean water and “eelectric” strawberry lemonade (actual spelling). It appears no eels were harmed in the making of this drink. You might choose to pair your sushi with some Japanese sake. Options range from the house sake ($6) up to Black & Gold ($40). A full wine and beer menu is also available. Greg Hughes is the founder and owner of all four metro In the Raw locations. The first restaurant opened in 1999 on Brookside, and in 2002, he

“We really enjoyed all three

rolls. The Spider Roll was particularly memorable (it had me at deep-fried)."

expanded to south Tulsa. Since that time, he has added locations in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma City, and of course, the newest downtown location. From my experience, you will need a reservation if you try to dine at In the Raw Vu in the evening – especially if it’s a weekend. Bar seating is usually available. Finding the restaurant can be a bit challenging unless you’re familiar with the east side of downtown. In the Raw Vu is on the sixth floor of the Vast Bank building, just west of ONEOK Field. Parking in that area of downtown during business hours will require that you use the ParkMobile app, which connects to a credit card for payment. If you don’t want to fight the traffic or deal with potential parking issues that you might face downtown, another In the Raw option that has a great view is In the Raw on the Hill at 61st and Sheridan. You’ll find the same excellent menu with a view of the south Tulsa scene. Both locations are great spots to watch the gorgeous Oklahoma sunset.

IN THE RAW VU 110 N. Elgin • Tulsa, OK

Monday – Thursday • 4 – 10 p.m. Friday • 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday • 11 a.m – 2 a.m. Bar Opens at 3 p.m. Monday – Friday www.intherawsushi/itr-vu

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SHARE YOUR TIME & TALENT To submit a volunteer opportunity, contact Dee Duren at dduren@LIFEseniorservices.org or (918) 664-9000, ext. 1215.

Don't give to get. Give to inspire others to give. – Simon Sinek

L  IFE’s Medicare Assistance Program   The Medicare Assistance Program is looking for people to help others in our community during the annual enrollment period beginning October 15 and running through December 7. Volunteer roles range from basic office support to assisting individuals with Medicare Part D on Medicare’s Plan Finder portal. All volunteers receive training. For more information, contact Kathy Jones at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1185.

LIFE Senior Services Food Distribution Program LIFE Senior Services needs volunteers to assist with a Senior Food Distribution Program through the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Help is needed during the morning on the first and third Mondays of each month at two Vintage Housing properties: Cornerstone Village at 1045 N. Yale Ave. and Heritage Village at 3102 E. Apache St. For more information, contact Jennifer Thompson at (918) 664-9000 ext. 1225 or email jthompson@LIFEseniorservices.

Reading Partners

John 3:16 Mission

Reading Partners is looking for volunteers to tutor students in kindergarten through fourth grade to set them on a path to reading at grade level. Becoming a volunteer tutor requires no previous experience. A curriculum with step-by-step lesson plans is provided. Tutors commit to one hour per week. Both virtual and in-person tutoring opportunities are available. Sign up at www.readingpartners.org/volunteer.

John 3:16 Mission is an interdenominational Christian ministry that works to meet the needs of the homeless, hungry, poor and at-risk in the Tulsa community. Founded in 1952, John 3:16 Mission has served the homeless for nearly 70 years. They need volunteer drivers to provide transportation for students to work, counseling and Walmart. Volunteers will drive Mission vehicles and be covered under their insurance. For more details about days and times, email jhutchings@lifeseniorservices.org or call (918) 280-8656.

For more information on these and other opportunities, call LIFE's Volunteer program at (918) 664-9000.

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Recommended Reads

Bunkering With Books HISTORY THROUGH PERSONAL STORIES BY CONNIE CRONLEY This month I chose three books that take us behind daily news with deeply personal stories and insightful history. The subjects are China (persecution of minorities,) Afghanistan (historic roots) and immigration (in the United States). EAT THE BUDDHA: LIFE AND DEATH IN A TIBETAN TOWN “Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town,” (published 2020) by celebrated American journalist and foreign correspondent Barbara Demick, is an up-close-and-personal report from Tibet, a mysterious and forbidden kingdom. It is told in first-person accounts from Demick and the people of Ngaba, one of the most secluded Tibetan towns and 11,000 feet above sea level. It was in Ngaba that Tibetans first encountered the Chinese Communists. It was here that Mao Zedong’s Red Army arrived near starvation, so hungry they looted the monasteries and ate religious statues made of flour and butter – literally eating tiny Buddhas. Ngaba’s royal family was wiped out in the Cultural Revolution, but Tibetan resistance became entrenched. And it was here that compassionate, nonviolent Buddhist monks shocked the world with self-immolation as an act of resistance. Historically, Tibetans have revered the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader, especially the 14th Dalai Lama born in 1935 in a village 200 miles north of Ngaba. The story of his 1959 escape from Mao’s Communism to live in exile in India is a dramatic episode.

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“Eat the Buddha” relates true stories that are courageous, harrowing and tragic: Tibetan princess, monk, schoolgirl, nomad, scholar, entrepreneur and others. We see their lives churning from independence through resistance to oppression. “I have everything I might possibly want in life,” an affluent Ngaba businessman said in the 1980s, “but my freedom.” This is a transfixing book from a gifted reporter who knows how to look and how to listen. She brings us on-the-ground life stories from people speaking their truths. WEST OF KABUL, EAST OF NEW YORK Tamim Ansary is a San Francisco writer with an Afghan father and an American mother whose memoir “West of Kabul, East of New York” plunges us into a contemporary world as alien as ancient history. “In 1948, when I was born,” the book begins, “most of Afghanistan might as well have been living in Neolithic times. It was a world of walled villages, each one inhabited by a few large families...no cars, no carts even, no wheeled vehicles at all; no stores, no shops, no electricity, no postal service, and no media except rumors, storytelling and the word of travelers passing through.” From his childhood in Afghanistan, through a return as an adult through Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Turkey in a section titled “Looking for Islam,” he shows us the tangled roots of today’s news. The Afghanistan government’s bungled efforts to relocate nomads to towns, the Communist coup, the Soviet invasion and long occupation, the poverty –

all produced the “unintended consequences” of alienated youth. They were, Ansary says, “underemployed, semi-educated misfits looking for answers their culture couldn’t give them.” What resulted was Islamic militancy, fundamentalism and the Taliban. To see how it all began, read his memoir. He wrote it immediately after September 11, 2001, the event that thrust Afghanistan into infamy. MY ANTONIA Willa Cather’s classic novel “My Antonia” (1918) is the book that gave me acceptance of my prairie homeland with her description of Nebraska. “I felt motion in the landscape; in the fresh, easyblowing morning wind, and in the earth itself, as if the shaggy grass were a sort of loose hide, and underneath it herds of wild buffalo were galloping, galloping...” The sentence ends with those ellipses. Until reading this, I thought I really belonged in Paris or New York. She helped me find my home. A home is what Antonia (pronounced AN-tanee-ah) and her Bohemian immigrant family seek in frontier Nebraska. It is a beautifully written book, timeless and relevant today as we see how immigrants were – and are – treated in their new country. “These foreigners ain’t the same,” one character says. “They ain’t to be trusted.” These three books introduce us with profound understanding to “foreigners” here and around the world.

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Free Series Offers Parkinson’s Disease Support The American Parkinson Disease Association and LIFE Senior Services will host a free, eight-week series to support individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) starting in September. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological disorder that affects about 1 million people in the United States. Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS) is an in-person series of classes targeted to address the psycho-social needs of those with PD. Education is key to understanding the disease, knowing treatment options and learning how to best navigate life after a diagnosis. Each PRESS support group is led by a trained healthcare professional who will provide a structured platform for people to share their experiences, feelings and strategies for coping with the disease. PRESS will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, September 9 to October 28 at LIFE’s Central location, 5950 E. 31st St. For more information about the series, contact Jenny Johnson at (918) 747-3747. Registration is required.

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Join the Tulsa Walk to End Alzheimer's

Caregiver Resource Events Planned

Fuel the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by attending the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this event raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Caregivers can find support at two events set in the Tulsa area this month. Mark your calendar to attend and find the resources you need.

The 2021 event begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18 at Veterans Park, 1875 S. Boulder Park Dr. The Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Participants have the chance to earn rewards through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s incentive program including shirts, commemorative medals and more. Participants carry Promise Garden Flowers to show their personal connections to the cause. Blue flowers stand for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Purple flowers are carried by those who have lost someone to the disease. Caregivers carry yellow flowers, and those who support the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementia carry orange flowers. If you’re not ready to join in person, you can show your support by walking from home. Participants who walk from home will still be able to enjoy many of the inspiring experiences of Walk day online and through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app. Check out the updated website at www.tulsawalk.org or contact Tulsa Walk Manager Chrystal Medlock at (918) 392-5002 or cmmedlock@alz.org to learn more.

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Caregivers throughout the Tulsa area are invited to the Care Partner Support Event sponsored by Evergreen Church in Bixby. The free event runs from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, September 18. Attendees can choose from among 11 different presentations including “Caregiving 101,” “Caregiver Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Assistive Technology,” “Home and Community-Based Services” and “I Wish I Would Have Known About You Sooner.” Several presentations will address the changes of dementia care, including “So That’s Why My Loved One Does That! – Behaviors and the Brain.” Evergreen Church is located at 10301 E. 111th St. in Bixby. Limited on-site respite care is available by reservation. Register online until September 15 at www.evergreenbc.org/carepartner or by calling Donna Ellard at (918) 369-6400.

Veterans Resource Fair The Veteran’s Administration is holding a Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8 at LaFortune Community Center in Tulsa. Both VA staff and community partners will be on hand to provide information for family caregivers and their veterans. The LaFortune Community Center is located at 5202 S. Hudson Ave.

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PEOPLE & PLACES

Food writer Judy Allen is pictured during a Writers' Symposium interview with LIFE's CEO Eileen Bradshaw.

University Village resident Lorene Bitsko bowled to perfection.

Allie, a Paw Pals therapy dog, is dressed to impress the participants at LIFE's Adult Day Health program.

Wanda and Doris, residents at Oxford Glen in Owasso, enjoyed getting dressed up for a recent dance. They look beautiful!

Covenant Living at Inverness resident Norma Helen Hampton enjoys playing the piano.

Residents at Bellarose Senior Living celebrate Independence Day in style.

Members of the new Montereau Cycling club are holding weekly bicycle rides.

Send Us Your Pictures Whether it's your traveling group, tennis buddies or a night on the town, we want your pictures. Submit high-resolution photos to dduren@LIFEseniorservices.org by the 1st of every month.

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AUTO REPAIR

Strickland Automotive Strickland Automotive is locally-owned and – operated with over 40 years of auto repair experience. We perform all types of vehicle repair, from computer and electrical problems to engine and transmission overhauls. ASE Certified mechanics. Open six days a week, with towing provided. Call Gary (918) 832-7072.

BIBLE STUDY

Weekly Bible Reading Session Join us in reading, explaining and discussing the Bible on Tuesday nights 7:00 p.m. CST and 8:00 p.m. EST. Questions are always welcome. Perfect for those who cannot get out of the house. Call (918) 872-1400.

CARPET CLEANING ALL PRO Carpet Cleaning Senior and caregiver discounts. Carpet, furniture, rug cleaning. Pet odor removed and Teflon protectant available. Emergency water extraction. Residential and commercial services. Professional truck mount steam cleaning. Carpet repairs and restretching. Prompt, professional, quality service at a fair price. Certified, insured. Veteran owned and operated. Call Thomas Fink, owner/technician, for free estimate (918) 636-6303.

CEMETERY LOTS Arlington Memorial Cemetery 6 cemetery spaces all in the same section at Arlington Memorial Cemetery, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd, Spencer, OK. $3,000 per space plus 1/2 of the $750 deed transfer. If you purchase all 6, we will pay deed transfer. Call or text (405) 640-8044. Calvary Cemetery Calvary Cemetery, section 7, Way of the Cross. Two side-by-side spaces lot 204, space 6 and lot 257 (correction), space 4. Asking pricing is $3,600 for both. Price is negotiable. Truly a beautiful view. Call (405) 273-7071. Floral Haven Garden of Good Shepherd Floral Haven, 4 adjacent lots in the Garden of Good Shepherd, $1,900 each. Email sherry@maysco.com. Floral Haven – Garden of Memories One stacked plot in Floral Haven Garden of Memories Memorial. Discounted at $9,450. Owner will pay transfer fee. Call (402) 213-3108.

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Floral Haven Garden of Remembrance Double-depth crypt with 2 interment rights and 1 open and close fee. Retail price is $9,420 ($7,995 for plot and $1,425 for open and close). Asking price is $6,000, will negotiate. Title transfer fee of $175 to be paid by buyer. Email lindasmith4@cox.net or call (918) 863-6363. Garden of the Prophets – Memorial Park 4 spaces at Memorial Park Cemetery in Garden of the Prophets. Section 57 Lot 232 Spaces 1 & 2. Section 57 Lot 233 Spaces 3 & 4. No Markers. $5,000 for all 4 or $2,500 for 2. Call Barbara (918) 633-2997. Memorial Park Lots for Sale Spaces 3 & 4 in section 6 Lot 559. $1400 each or $2500 for both. Call (918) 455-4138. Memorial Park – Prime Lots Memorial Park Cemetery Tulsa Oklahoma three single spaces next to each other. Section 2, Lot 113, space seven, eight, nine. Monument privilege. Prime lots next to road. $2200.00 each. Contact Eugene or JoAnne Bowlin, (918) 698-7797. Spaces at Memorial Park Multiple spaces for sale. Section 34, Lot 416. No burials there and no markers. Current value is $2,200/ea. Will sell for $1,900/ea. If interested, contact Cindy Taylor at Oxley.Plots@gmail.com or (281) 990-6223. Two Nice Spaces in Memorial Park Lot 102 Spaces 3 and 4 Shady Lane South next to road in Memorial Park. Currently valued at $2,445 each, will sell for $1,800 each. If interested, please contact Cindy Leonard at leonacy@tulsaschools.org or call (918) 521-8475 after 5 pm.

COMPUTER SERVICES Does Technology Frustrate You? Honest, patient, ethical help with your pc, router, Wi-Fi, cell phone, email, streaming, camera, password recovery, etc. 30 years of IT experience in Tulsa. Special rates for seniors. References available. Call Carmen Armstrong (918) 688-7453.

DAYTIME CARE Daytime Care For Older Loved Ones LIFE’s Adult Day Health offers convenient, affordable daytime care at three locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. For more information, call LIFE’s Adult Day Health at (918) 664-9000.

ESTATE SALES 2MS Estate Sales...Tulsa’s Finest! Downsizing? Estate Liquidation? Let us take the worry away and Maximize your return. No out of pocket expense. We specialize in senior transitions, with over 20 years in the senior housing market. My team includes realtors, moving company, senior housing and attorneys if needed. Please contact Michelle Reed (918) 691-5893 or Atulsa@aol.com also Facebook 2MSestatesalestulsa for a Free consultation.

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thinning, removal, stump grinding, hedge trimming, firewood available. Serving Tulsa for 25 years. References. Member BBB. Insured. ISA certified arborist. Check us out at www.kdtreeco.com. Call Kimble at (918) 853-5383. Mower Repair / Maintenance All brands – Riders, ZTR's, Walk-behinds, UTV’s / ATV’s. Top Quality work, ASE certified Mechanic. Pick-up and Delivery available. Tulsa and surrounding counties. Maintenance specials include pick-up and delivery 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Scott (918) 519-3869.

Medicare Assistance Program The Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services provides accurate information, counseling and assistance relating to Medicare benefits for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. Call MAP at LIFE Senior Services (918) 664-9000 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009.

New Season Tree Masters Specializing in tree removal and stump grinding. Tree trimming service available. Certified arborist on staff. Serving all of metro Tulsa with over 20 years’ experience. Fully insured. BBB accredited. Free estimates. Contact us at info@newseasontreemasters.com or call Todd at (918) 934-4868. www.newseasontreemasters.com.

Need A New Medicare Plan? The Medicare Supplement Store at Promenade Mall is your “One-Stop-Shop” for Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, & Drug Plans. We can give you a quote from top-rated carriers like: Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, GlobalHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Mutual of Omaha and others. For information, call Bob Archer today (918) 814-5550.

A Handy Helping Hand Professional home maintenance, painting, and improvements. Whether you’re making overdue repairs, sprucing up your home and garden, or optimizing your home’s “sale-ability” potential, call Joe Surowiak with A Handy Helping Hand. Professional results. Competitive rates. (918) 520-0333.

GARDENING/LAWN CARE AAA Lawns & More Total lawn care. Lawn Mowing. Leaf removal. Gutter clean-up. Specialist in fence/property line lawn clean-up. Stump grinding and small tree work. Dedicated to making your lawn look its best. Insured, honest, experienced and dependable. Veteran-owned. We are a small company with personal service. References available. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Larry. (918) 361-1299. Green Hibiscus Lawn & Garden Services Scheduled garden maintenance (weeding, planting, mulching). Garden bed design and installation. Hedge & shrub trimming. Tree pruning & removal. Leaf clean up. Hauling green debris. Call Charles (918) 636-0298. Kimble Davis Tree Company Family-owned and operated. Specializing in all aspects of tree care: restoration, pruning/

HOME REPAIR/REMODELING

Allen’s Handyman Services of Tulsa “Your Home Improvement and Repair Specialist.” 21st year serving Tulsa seniors. “One call can do it all.” 10% senior discount. Insured. All work guaranteed in writing. No pay until job is completed. Plumbing, drain cleaning, grab bars, electrical, carpentry, painting, seamless guttering installation/repair/ cleaning. Dryer vent cleaning. Roof, tile and drywall repair. Wood siding/trim replacement. Deck repair, power washing, staining. Tree trimming. No job too small. For free estimate, call Allen at (918) 630-0394. Big C’s Plumbing Services Your one stop Plumbing Shop! Call us and I guarantee you will never have to call another plumbing company. Licensed, bonded and insured for your protection....Call (918) 855-9216, tell us you saw us in the Vintage Newsmagazine receive an automatic 10% discount....call us now.

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CLASSIFIEDS Bumgartner Plumbing Licensed, with over 30 years of experience. Rates are low and based on the job, not the hour. No service call fee or travel time charge. Senior and caregiver discount. Plumbing service and repair our specialty. Honest, professional service you can count on. Lic. # 82750. (918) 355-4747.

Home Improvements Energy Efficient Windows. We offer custom made replacement windows to make your home comfortable and reduce your energy bills. Interior/exterior painting, general remodeling and home improvements. 15% discount to those over 55. Free Estimates. Call Richard Johnson (918) 261-9999.

Burton Painting Specializing in all aspects of exterior and interior home painting. Staining, sealing, and painting faux finishes. Decks, fences, cabinets and floors. Free estimates. 30+ years of experience. Reliable, courteous, professional service. Fully insured. (918) 378-2858.

Same Day Services Light Hauling /Light Moving – help you rearrange room furniture, lawns-grass mowing/small paint jobs/cleanup/ fence repair/light construction/sheet rock tile repair – We are honest dependable. References. Call (918) 313-5230.

Dave’s Heat and Air, Inc. Licensed, insured, and bonded. Honest and reliable service for over 30 years. Competitive rates. Specializing in heating and air conditioning service and repair. All makes and models. Residential and light commercial. Tulsa metro area. Family-owned and operated. (918) 437-8101. Doc J’s Heat and Air LLC Avoid costly repairs and breakdowns and save on service, repairs and replacements with our yearly maintenance plan. Mention this ad and get $25 off our Fall Furnace tune-up service. Financing, free estimates and senior discounts. Call Doc J today (918) 921-4240, docj@docjsheatandair.com. Free Storm Inspection Do you have a leaky roof? Call for free inspection/emergency tarp service. Small roof repair free for seniors. We provide patient, honest and ethical help through any insurance claims. Call Brian Morris at (918) 734-4444. Proof Construction, 1924 W. Albany St., Broken Arrow. Other services include patios, outdoor kitchens, etc. www.proofok.com or www.patiobrothersok.com. GENERAL FRAMING WORK, LLC Check us out! Specializes in additions and remodels. Grab bars, Carpentry, Fencing, Painting, Drywall repairs. No job to small. (918) 896-9812. Handyman & Construction Services 30 Years Experience! All Handicap Accessories – grab bars, handicap access abilities; Framing, Drywall, Tape & Bed; Texture & Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Tile, Laminate & Wood Floors. Free Estimates, Competitive Rates, Professional Service. Call Craig (918) 892-4168.

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Scrap Metal Haul Off Free haul off/pick up of appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks and any scrap metal. Call John at (918) 313-4405.

LEGAL Full Service Estate Planning Law Firm Trusts, Wills, Gift and Tax Planning, Powers of Attorneys and more! With offices in Sand Springs and Tulsa. Discount to Veterans and Retired Teachers. Willing to meet you in your place for no extra charge! Call Penni of the Skillern Law Firm at (918) 805-2511. www.skillernlaw.com Need Legal Help? Call Me First. Ramona Jones, Attorney at Law. Why travel when we can do a video conference? Wills, trusts, deeds, advance directives, powers of attorney, probate, divorces, civil, DUI, criminal, guardianships, adoptions and more. Also paperwork for limited scope representation. Credit cards accepted. (918) 585-2255. Protect Your Family. Preserve Your Legacy. Attorney Brian Crain can assist you through the legalities of all the big events in your family's life. Estate planning, probate, trusts, adoption, guardianships, real estate, elder exploitation and more. Call (918) 627-4400 or visit www.brianacrain.com.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE Bobbi and Bob’s Personal & Business Assistance Personally assist in driving to beauty shop, medical appointments, and other destinations; provide accounting, secretarial, and specialized administrative assistance; help with business-related matters; serve as liaison with physicians/ healthcare personnel; resolve Medicare and medical insurance issues. Bobbi Warshaw, MPH and Bob Warshaw, MBA (918) 852-5302, bobbi.warshaw@att.net Compassionate Senior Services We offer a wide variety of services for seniors. Whether it's: Rides, Errands, Meal Preparation, Companionship, or Sitting With A Loved One, we're here to help. We offer competitive rates and Smiles are always free. 24 hour Care Available. Contact Christie at (918) 934-7986. Financial Organizer/Liaison Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with mail, balancing a checkbook, paying bills, making phone calls, organizing or preparing for tax time? I can help! I will work with you or act as a liaison between family members. Call or email me to discuss options. Essential Strategy Consulting, LLC. Gwen Stevens (918) 557-5259, esc9315@gmail.com Kind Hands Home Care, LLC We are a team of dedicated health care professionals who work hard in order to keep our clients in their homes safely and well taken care of. 12 to 24 hour shifts available. For information please call or message Delia at (405) 714-8016. Ms Pac Ma'am Need help packing or organizing? I can pack boxes for moving, downsizing or decluttering. I can help organize rooms, closets, attics or garages providing you more space. Flexible hours – day or evening. Lots of experience. References available. Jacki (918) 922-9558.

Tulsa Movers Dependable Movers! Low Rates. Free Estimates. Senior Discounts. Call (918) 836-3225.

Rush By Your Side Registered LTC/CNA/HHA, *Companionship, *Errands, *Appointments, Excellent References, 9+ years’ experience, Long Term/Short Term, Need a vacation or a day off? Call Kami Rush (918) 810-6738.

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HALO Medical Alarms Worried about falling? HALO provides medical alert services for those at home or on the go who may need help in an emergency. HALO allows you to get help at the push of a button which is worn as a necklace or wristband. We

offer a variety of choices to best fit your needs. Check out the HALO products at our retail store – T-Town Mobility at 61st & Sheridan (918) 392-0566 or (877) 747-HALO (4256). SAFETY GRAB BAR SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION Including handicap accessories for Residential, Commercial, Decorative, Indoor/Outdoor, Stairways, Bathrooms, and more. Secure your space, whether existing, remodeling or new construction, we handle it all. Call before you fall! Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured with over 20 years experience. Grab Bars of Tulsa, (918) 619-7324.

PERSONAL SERVICES Affordable Hairstyling In-Home or My Shop With 35 years’ experience, I can help with all of your hairstyling needs. I will come to your home, the hospital, rehab or you can come to my shop. In-shop special: haircut $7 for first time customers only and perms for $45. Senior special pricing can’t be beat! Available Tuesday – Saturday. A Mane Event hairstyling, located near 11th and Yale at 937 South Canton. Call Mary Wilkinson at (918) 834-2686. Following CDC Guidelines – masks worn, temperature taken, safe environment. Salon Retro Hair care for men and women, specializing in senior clients. This month’s special - First time customers receive one of the following for $12: Haircut or Style or Manicure. $45 for cut and perm. Pedicures are $20. Very Experienced Hairdressers! Come see us in Midtown at Highland Plaza, 5661 East 41st Street (corner of 41st and Hudson). (918) 742-3440.

PET CARE Home Veterinary Care Experience Tulsa’s most convenient veterinary service in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to develop a personal relationship with each of our clients and patients. Contact us today to schedule your house call appointment. Call (918) 892-9382 or email DrFielstra@gmail.com or visit us at www.homevetcaretulsa.com.

REAL ESTATE Ready To Downsize? I will help you sell your current home and help you look for that smaller place that fits your needs. Whether it’s independent living or assisted living, let me help you through the process. Honest, patient and ethical help along the way. Carmen Armstrong, Solid Rock Realtors, (918) 688-7453. www.solidrockrealtors.com/realtors/ carmen-armstrong

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SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT SHOULD I MOVE, OR SHOULD I STAY? Can't decide whether to Age in Place, or move? Feeling Overwhelmed? We can help. We are your One Source for Downsizing, Moving, Aging in Place, Estate Sales, Selling Home, Selecting a Community, Etc. www.MatureTransitionsOfTulsa.com.

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SOCIAL Single Seniors (50+) Are you over 50, single, divorced or widowed? We are a fun-loving group of single seniors over 50. We meet every Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Buffet Palace, 10934 East 21st Street. We eat at 11:15, have a short meeting and then play cards. Join us for great fun and fellowship. Questions, call Beverly at (918) 272-1049. Women In Transition As We Age WITAWA Community Group is offering ground floor opportunity to qualified women willing to share our courage, strength and hope. We are active, independent women of faith with a purpose living in community groups. If this could be you, please call (918) 583-4141 (4-6 p.m. MonWed) for brief interview, meeting times, places.

TRANSPORTATION My Driver Transportation Service Let me do the driving. To and from work, airport, shopping, errands, post office, appointments. Also, LIFT VAN transportation available. Able to assist getting to and from bed. Senior sitting. Also, small breed dog boarding. 20 years experience. CLEET certified and licensed. References. Member, Better Business Bureau. (918) 491-9929.

VACATION SPOT Staycation in Sand Springs! Meadow Lake Ranch is fun for the whole family just 15 minutes from downtown Tulsa! Find your staycation in one of our beautiful lakeside cabins, offering private docks for fishing, tomahawk throwing, archery, shooting, hiking and much more! Visit www.meadowlakeranch.com to book your stay or give Susie a call (918) 494-6000.

VOLUNTEER JUST DO IT! If you've been looking for a way you can make a difference, consider joining the Millennium Hospice team as a volunteer. Caregiver relief is so important during this difficult time. Volunteers provide that by sitting with patients for an hour or so. Training is provided. (918) 493-6555.

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insurance options, CommunityCare is here to answer any questions you may have. Our seminars give you the opportunity to learn more about Medicare and Senior Health Plan (HMO). Our plans include everything Medicare covers as well as essential benefits not covered by Medicare, such as prescription drugs, dental and vision care, and much more—with monthly premiums as low as $0. Plus, we have the only Medicare health plans contracted with Saint Francis Health System and Ascension St. John for in-network benefits.

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