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LIFE’S VINTAGE GUIDE TO HOUSING & SERVICES Helping Seniors and Families Navigate Aging Options and Resources

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The annual publication, which released in July, is northeast Oklahoma’s most comprehensive collection of senior resources and is an invaluable tool for older adults and family caregivers, as well as social workers and other professionals who work with older adults.

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Today’s modern world has seen great growth in a variety of industries, but none so vast and quick as the world of aging services. People are living longer; and as Baby Boomers enter their senior years, the world of aging services continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today’s seniors are fortunate to have a myriad of residential care alternatives, as well as home and community-based services to help them continue to live safely and independently in their homes for as long as possible. LIFE Senior Services understands that navigating the wide array of aging services can be daunting, and LIFE is pleased to present the 2022-23 edition of LIFE’s Vintage Guide to Housing & Services.

The 2022-23 Vintage Guide is a 206-page, full-color publication that features nearly 300 housing options categorized by level-of-care; more than 250 healthcare, hospice and specialty services, including local adult day health programs and funeral and cremation services; plus more than 500 communitybased services. The publication also includes 22 articles, which address some of the most frequently asked questions concerning aging issues, as well as checklists for comparing different housing, healthcare and hospice options.

We invite you to pick up your FREE copy at any LIFE Senior Services location (listed below), area CVS, Whole Foods and Reasor’s stores. Free copies of LIFE’s Vintage Guide are also available at all 24 Tulsa City-County libraries, in the Will Rogers (Claremore), Catoosa, and Coweta libraries. Additionally, a digital version is available online at LIFE’s website, www.LIFEseniorservices.org under the Education/Resources tab. The online version offers reader-friendly navigation and a variety of viewing and printing tools. LIFE Senior Services is always here to help when you have questions about senior issues or are looking for solutions to aging challenges. Call LIFE’s SeniorLine at (918) 664-9000 for more information about LIFE’s Vintage Guide or help navigating the publication.

View the digital edition of LIFE’s Vintage Guide to Housing & Services online at www.LIFEseniorservices.org.

LIFE’s 2022-23 Vintage Guide is now available at all LIFE Senior Services locations: LIFE Senior Services Midtown Tulsa 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa

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Copies of the new Vintage Guide are available at all Tulsa City-County, Claremore, Coweta and Catoosa libraries.


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ENTER STAGE RIGHT SEPTEMBER 2022

Tulsa actress and singer Nan Kemp is center stage in a Theatre Tulsa performance of “The Producers.” She’s now a mainstay with Theatre Tulsa which is celebrating its 100th season. Mark Frie, CEO of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, dances with Nan. Learn more on page 14.

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Hit a High Note: You Too Can Sing & Perform If you’ve ever felt the urge to take to the stage, what’s stopping you? Join the fast-growing world of senior theater where older adults are finding fun, friends, and self-fulfillment. BY KAREN SZABO

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Tulsa Theaters Offer Rich History of Live Performances Glimpse what lies behind the curtain at some of the area’s largest performance halls. You’ll also meet the folks behind Celebrity Attractions who bring Broadway to the local stage.

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives Music accompanies us through life, helping us celebrate the good times and offering comfort during the bad. This list of top tunes over the decades will take you back to childhood and beyond. BY ALYSSA DILLARD

BY LINDSAY MORRIS

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If you gave those old albums away, don’t despair. Vinyl is back, and people of all ages are leafing through record bins at these area shops.

Ready to dance under the neon star at Cain’s Ballroom or get the LowDown on jazz in a downtown basement? Here are a few venues to explore when your toes get to tappin’.

Vinyl Records’ Resurgence

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Tune Town: Experience Live Music in Tulsa

BY JULIE WENGER WATSON

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2 Pick Up LIFE’s New Vintage Guide 6 Letter From Eileen 8 Looking Back 10 Caregiver Corner Music Therapy: Let the Rhythm Move You 12 Medicare & You Assess Your Coverage Needs During Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 26 National PACE Month 27 LIFE on the Road Plan a Musical Road Trip 28 The Dinner Belle Dinner and a Show 30 Mindbender & Puzzles 31 Puzzle Partners 32 Bunkering With Books 33 Noteworthy 34 Share Your Time & Talent 35 Business Directory 36 LIFE’s 2022 Writing Contest Winners Memories of a Country Home 37 Classifieds 39 Vintage Friends

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Letter From Eileen Dear Vintage Reader,

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Eileen Bradshaw

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

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Hans Christian Andersen wrote, “Where words fail, music speaks.” I have always found that to be true. In my moments of deepest sorrow and most effusive joy, music has been able to convey what my words could not. When my mother died, there was a particular album that I played on repeat until I could finally stop crying for at least 30 minutes. Seventeen years have passed, but when I hear any song from that record I am transported back and feel a mix of sadness and gratitude simultaneously. Music and the performing arts take center stage in this issue of Vintage. Tulsa has a vibrant music history and storied venues which we celebrate this month. I sometimes think we take Cain’s Ballroom for granted as simply a cool place to see a concert. But when I am traveling and say I am from Tulsa, Cain’s Ballroom is the major point of interest in any ensuing conversation. Now, with the additions of the Church Studio, and Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie Centers, we are further establishing our role as a magnet for music buffs. Maggie’s Music Box in Jenks has live music every night, no ticket required. You can sit outside when the weather is nice, and just listen or

sing along. I love the fact that vinyl is back in vogue and that we have some fun record stores around town. There are also great records to be found at the Tulsa Flea Market and many of the antique malls. I can lose myself in a pile of albums, searching for those that I used to own and for those that I always wanted, but never found. Album covers also have a special allure – something that CD or cassette covers could never match.

Vol. 37, No. 3 EILEEN BRADSHAW President & CEO of LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE & Vintage Housing

KELLY KIRCHHOFF Senior Director of Communications

DEE DUREN Managing Editor dduren@LIFEseniorservices.org

BERNIE DORNBLASER Advertising Director bdornblaser@LIFEseniorservices.org

LEAH WEIGLE Graphic Designer

Decades ago, I flipped through my Peaches album crate, making careful selections, stacking the turntable high, and listening for hours. One of my favorite records wasn’t actually vinyl. It was a 45 of the Archies’ single “Sugar, Sugar,” which had been oh-so-carefully cut out of the back of a cereal box. I still remember the anticipation, the scratch, the pause, and then the music! I hope you find yourself inspired to go out and find some good music after reading this issue. Or better yet, make some music of your own! Best,

PAULA BROWN Assistant Editor pbrown@LIFEseniorservices.org

CAROL CARTER Copy Editor

DICK MCCANDLESS ESTEBAN VALENCIA Community Distribution 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., 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction without consent of the publisher is prohibited. Volume 37, Issue 3, September 2022 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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Star Power Tulsa Historical Society & Museum 2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa

“The Outsiders” was filmed in Tulsa in 1982. Actors Tulsa’s Wilson brothers formed The Gap Tom Cruise (left) and Emilio Estevez are pictured in the Band, named after three streets in their foreground with Patrick Swayze standing behind Estevez. neighborhood: Greenwood, Archer, and Pine. From left are Robert, Charlie, and Ronnie Wilson in the cover shot from their 1983 album, “Gap Band V - Jammin’.”

All photos courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

The Liberty Theater, located at 402 S. Main, took over a space that was previously occupied by the Majestic. In this 1919 image, the lobby is decorated like a newspaper office for the film “The Fourth Estate.”

Well-dressed men and women stand outside the Tulsa Theater (then Brady Theater) downtown as a KOTV Channel 6 News truck covers an unknown event, circa 1955.

This Month in History

SEPTEMBER 1, 1985: Titanic

Wreck Found

Seventy-three years after the RMS Titanic sank to the North Atlantic Ocean floor, the wreck was located. Efforts to recover the ship began immediately after it sank, but technical limitations and the sea’s vastness made it difficult. After an unsuccessful expedition in 1977, former Naval officer Robert D. Ballard successfully used Argo, an experimental, unmanned submersible. It spotted the Titanic‘s massive boiler at about 13,000 feet, and the body of the ship was discovered the next day.

SEPTEMBER 4, 1957: Arkansas Troops Block “Little Rock Nine”

Arkansas governor Orval Faubus attempted to prevent nine Black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock. Armed Arkansas militia troops surrounded the school while 400 whites booed and threatened to lynch the teenagers. This set the stage for the first major test of the Supreme Court’s unanimous 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that racial segregation in educational facilities is unconstitutional.

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SEPTEMBER 10, 1981: Picasso’s “Guernica” Returns to Spain

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso’s anti-war mural “Guernica” was received by Spain more than 40 years after it was painted, and eight years after Picasso’s death. Inspired by the destruction of the town of Guernica by the Nazi air force during the Spanish Civil War, the artist loaned the painting to New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1939. Picasso decreed that it not return to Spain until democratic liberties were restored in the country.

SEPTEMBER 11, 1971: Donny Osmond Hits Number 1

Donny Osmond began his career in the 1960s as a dimpled, 5-year-old frontman of the family quintet, The Osmond Brothers. He is still a Vegas nightclub draw, an occasional star of touring Broadway musicals, and a host of television chat and game shows. For one golden period in the 1970s, he was a superstar. On September 11, at 13, Donny Osmond earned his first solo number one hit with “Go Away, Little Girl.”

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SEPTEMBER 18, 1973: Jimmy Carter Reports a UFO Sighting

Future President Jimmy Carter filed a report in 1973 with the International UFO Bureau, claiming he had seen a UFO in October 1969 while waiting outside a meeting in Leary, Georgia. He was forthcoming during his 1976 presidential campaign and called it “the darndest thing I’ve ever seen.” Ten or 12 other people described the object as “very bright [with] changing colors and about the size of the moon.”

SEPTEMBER 18, 1974: Doris Day Wins Lawsuit

Actress Doris Day won a $22.8 million malpractice suit against her former lawyer. Day, one of the biggest stars of the 1950s and 1960s, had allowed her third husband, Martin Melcher, to handle her finances. After his death in 1968, she discovered her $20 million in life savings had disappeared, and she sued her lawyer for mismanagement. Day was unable to recover the full value of the award and settled for $6 million. © The History Channel

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CAREGIVER CORNER

MUSIC THERAPHY Let the Rhythm Move You

BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR

Karen Rose understands the power of music. Music has always been a part of her life, and now she considers it an indispensable part of her caregiving. Karen’s father was a minister, and her mother played the organ at church. When her father’s health was failing, he was hospitalized and given morphine. “He would become very agitated,” Karen said. “All I had to do was start singing this one song, and he would calm down. He would lie back down and start singing with me.” So, when hospice workers recently asked Karen if she thought her mother, Lydia, would benefit from music therapy, she said yes. Lydia is 99 years old and has been diagnosed with dementia. Karen “Music stays with us and her husband give Lydia 24to the end. That and hour care. our spiritual sense “I had no idea what to expect,” Karen said. “It was very surprising to me when it was offered. It’s been one of the best things that has happened with mother.”

“At first Mother didn’t want anything to do with it,” Karen said. Lydia refused to take one – Jacquie Cox, of the musical instruments Music Therapist herself, but she did agree that she’d like to hear some of the old, familiar hymns she’d once played in church.

are the two things we don’t lose.”

GUITAR MAGIC A music therapist came to the family’s home with a guitar and sat down to speak with Lydia. She also brought a tambourine, maracas, and a bell.

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“You could just see Mother calming down and relaxing,” Karen said. As the visits continued, Lydia went from holding a tambourine on her lap to playing it as she sang along with the music

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therapist. “It’s so fun to watch the interaction between the two of them. My mother will sing her songs, and it brings so much joy and peace. It’s calming for my mother, and it’s also calming for me. After the first time, I thought, I’m going to do this for myself too. “During very difficult times, I can start singing out loud, and ou can just see my mother change. I had no idea how important music is to someone in my mother’s state.”

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One of the most important results of the therapy is that Karen catches glimpses of the mother she once knew. The singing sparks memories and, for a while, Lydia’s dementia seems to recede. “I feel like my mom’s back,” she said. POWERFUL MEMORIES Jacquie Cox, a local music therapist and the owner of Fanfare Music Therapy, has seen the power of music many times in her career. She has been board certified since 2016 and is licensed through the Oklahoma Medical Board. She offers group music therapy services for adults in senior living facilities and private music therapy in homes. It’s no surprise to her that music can help bring a person living with dementia back to themselves, at least to some degree. “Music stays with us to the end,” she said. “That and our spiritual sense are the two things that we don’t lose.” One of her favorite stories concerns a patient with very late-stage Alzheimer’s who needed a high level of personal care and was nonverbal. The very last part of a group session involved high-energy music with participants holding on to the edge of a parachute. The woman was taking part in the activity, smiling and laughing. “The last song was ‘Amazing Grace’ which she had performed as an organist in her church,” Jacquie said. “You could see her foot moving as if she was playing the organ. As I was leaving, she looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘I like that song.’” HOW IT WORKS Jacquie is quick to say that she is not an entertainer but is a neurologic music therapist who works on specific goals with her clients. She’s worked with clients from ages 2 to 101. Before going into private practice, she worked at the Oral Roberts University Music Therapy Clinic. “Neurologic music therapist training gives us direction in 20 standardized techniques to help clients in a wide range of areas,” she said. It’s used to improve cognitive functions like attention to task, problem-solving, and comprehension. It can improve speech and language skills for people with damage to the left hemisphere of the brain like former politician Gabby Giffords, and can also improve social and emotional functioning. For example, Jacquie may ask questions about the meaning of a song to encourage decision-making and stimulate long-term memory. Even the maracas and other handheld instruments have a rehabilitative purpose as clients get upper body exercise and follow directions for hand movements. MAKING CONNECTIONS For many of her clients and their caregivers, the biggest gift of music therapy is a connection to happy memories, according to according to Jacquie. She worked for quite a while with a former musician who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At first, she worked alone with the client, but gradually, his spouse and professional caregiver attended the sessions as well. “The wife would be close, and we’d sing different songs from their past,” Jacquie said. “She was able to reminisce and talk about their experiences. It gave her a chance to connect with him and share memories while he could still speak. It brought such peace and created some positive memories and experiences during a difficult time.” For more information about music therapy, go to oru.edu and search for the Music Therapy Clinic or check Jacquie’s website at fanfaremusictherapy.org.

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MEDICARE & YOU

Your 2023 “Medicare & You” Handbook

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By Kathy Jones, Medicare and Tax Assistance Program Supervisor

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period allows current Medicare beneficiaries that have Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plans to re-evaluate their Medicare coverage and compare it against all the other plans on the market. After re-evaluating, 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. TIME TO CHOOSE Open Enrollment is from October 15th through December 7th 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 2023, 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 your Medicare Advantage plan, it’s still best to look at the options for 2023 so you understand the choices available and you can determine whether your plan still best meets your needs.

Each year, insurance companies can make changes to Medicare plans that may impact how much you pay out-of-pocket – like the monthly premiums, deductibles, drug costs, and provider or pharmacy “networks.” A network is a list 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 each year to make sure it still meets your needs. The 2023 plans will be available for viewing on Medicare’s website, 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 any changes in coverage, costs, or

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service areas that will be effective in January. To compare the Medicare Advantage plans available in 2023, you can go to the Medicare Plan Finder link on medicare.gov or you can contact the individual plans to discuss what they offer. • Original Medicare Coverage: If you have Original Medicare with a separate prescription drug plan, you can review your options using the Medicare Plan Finder on medicare.gov or you can contact the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE Senior Services. HERE TO HELP LIFE’s Medicare Assistance Program offers a Medicare Part D plan comparison and enrollment assistance clinics throughout the annual enrollment period. During last year’s open enrollment period, over 54% of the people assisted either enrolled in a Part D drug plan for the first time or switched their Part D plans for 2022. In doing so, almost all of the people assisted saved money on their 2023 drug cost, with an average savings of $1,878 per person. Sources: www.ncoa.org; www.medicare.gov

The 2023 “Medicare & You” handbook will arrive at each Medicare household toward the end of this month. This handbook has important information to help you make the most of your Medicare coverage, including a summary of 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, 2023, so keep your copy for future reference.

Are you interested in receiving future handbooks electronically? Sign up at www.medicare.gov to receive the “Medicare & You” handbook electronically in 2022. People who signed up for electronic delivery in previous years will not receive the handbook from the postal service.

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HIT A HIGH NOTE! You Too Can Sing and Perform H

BY KAREN SZABO

ave you always dreamed about acting on stage or performing in a musical? Are you looking to cultivate a new passion and meet new people? More and more Baby Boomers are turning to the theater and having a blast brushing up on their Shakespeare or belting out show tunes. Senior theater is one of the “fastest growing forms of the performing arts,” according to Bonnie Vorenberg of the Senior Theatre Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. Participants range from amateurs who have never performed before to community theater veterans and even professional actors. But they all “The biggest benefit to me have one thing in common – a has been the love of the art form. Senior theater exercises both the body and mind, promotes creativity, and encourages camaraderie. So even if you’ve never set foot on a stage before, there’s a place for you.

friendships that have grown out of being involved in the theater.” – Nan Kemp

THE SHOW HAS GONE ON FOR 100 YEARS In 1922, Tulsa’s Little Theatre troupe began with nothing more than a dream. With no permanent location, the group performed in any place they could find – large canvas tents, movie theaters, and even the American Legion. They finally built what would be their longtime home in 1929 at 15th and Delaware. The Delaware Playhouse was the epicenter of Tulsa’s arts and entertainment scene during the 1930s and ’40s, hosting hundreds of plays and events. Fires in 1965 and 1966 destroyed props, furniture, costumes, and most of the building’s second floor, but the theatre persevered.

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Nan Kemp, who started acting in 2013, is pictured center stage in a Theatre Tulsa performance of “The Producers” with Tulsa PAC CEO Mark Frie.

100th year, Theatre Tulsa continues to thrive as a vibrant organization that honors its legacy while adapting to meet today’s needs.

JARROD KOPP Executive Director of Theatre Tulsa “Theater keeps the mind and body refreshed, and the spirit fulfilled.” – Jarrod Kopp

The troupe changed its name to Theatre Tulsa in 1974 and moved to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC) in 1989 when it outgrew the Delaware Playhouse. Now entering its

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“When a business reaches its 100th year – having survived the Great Depression, a World War, the Great Recession, and a global pandemic – it is incredible; when that business is a nonprofit community theatre, it is extraordinary,” said Jarrod Kopp, executive director of Theatre Tulsa. “Theatre Tulsa has withstood the test of time, proving time and again it is the leader in the Tulsa theater scene by taking creative risks, inspiring generations of theater-goers, and producing shows that attract large audiences with widely diverse theater interests,” he added. “We are dedicated to nurturing homegrown HIT A HIGH NOTE, continued on page 16.

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HIT A HIGH NOTE, continued from page 14.

Broadway Senior, a program offered by Orbit Arts and LIFE’s Senior Center at East Side, was inspired by senior theater productions in New York. Photo courtesy of Tulsa PAC

talent, celebrating the contribution of volunteers, and producing consistent quality in every performance.”

Mark Frie and Nan Kemp perform in “The Producers.” Photo courtesy of Theatre Tulsa

will produce a Broadway Senior version of “Guys and Dolls.”

For its 100th season, Theatre Tulsa is planning a variety of plays that take into consideration different genres, tones, and subject matter. “Our 100th season will include some new titles that have just become available to local theaters, such as ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Something Rotten,’” Kopp said. “We’re also planning some new twists on old favorites, such as our plans for an all-female ‘1776.’” Tulsan Nan Kemp first dipped her toes into the acting waters in 2013 when she auditioned for an ensemble role in LOOK Musical Theatre’s production of “Hello Dolly.” Since then, Kemp has been a mainstay on the Theatre Tulsa stage, performing shows including “Ragtime,” “The Producers,” “My Fair Lady,” and “The Sound of Music.” “My favorite was ‘Hold Me Touch Me’ in ‘The Producers’ since I got to share the stage with Mark Frie, the PAC’s CEO,” she said. Kemp acted in high school and college, but most of her experience is on the choral side of the performing arts. She’s been involved in choirs since middle school and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church’s choir for 44 years. She has also sung with the Coventry Chorale for about two decades. “The biggest benefit to me has been the friendships that have grown out of being involved in the theater,” she said. “The auditions can be a bit scary, and rehearsals take a commitment of time and energy, but it is all great fun! Take the plunge!” For information on Theatre Tulsa’s upcoming performances and auditions, go to theatretulsa.org. BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT After being put on hold because of the 16

JEREMY STEVENS

Director of Community Engagement, Tulsa Performing Arts Center “There are no restrictions, regardless of experience on the stage.” – Jeremy Stevens

COVID-19 pandemic, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center is relaunching its Orbit Initiative under a new name, “Orbit Arts.” Broadway Senior, an Orbit Arts program, is a partnership with LIFE’s Senior Center at East Side, providing performance opportunities for seniors. “Understanding that this demographic is oftentimes disregarded when the creation of art is being discussed, we knew we had to intentionally adapt the program for this group of participants, and that is how it was born,” said Jeremy Stevens, Director of Community Engagement, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. “There was a facility in upstate New York that did this previously and was covered by ‘Playbill Magazine.’ Once I saw the article, I knew we had a program right here in Tulsa that we could adapt it for.” This fall Orbit Arts will have classes for people who want to learn how to prepare for auditions and in the spring, the Tulsa PAC and Orbit Arts

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“Anyone who wants to participate can participate,” Stevens said. “There are no restrictions, regardless of experience on the stage. We want anyone who wants to sing, act, and perform in this to be able to do so! Even if they don’t consider themselves a singer, actor, or performer! We want them all!” Information on Orbit Arts can be found at tulsapac.com. THE INGENUE ENTERS Tulsa has a new star on the theater scene. Theatre West, a nonprofit community theatre initiative, began earlier this year in an old church located at 4501 W. Edison St. in west Tulsa. Although it was old and unused, the building had a stage, a lighting rig, rooms on the upper level that could serve as dressing rooms, and a cafe area for refreshments during intermission. “Our primary goal is to reach the community of all ages,” said Catherine Hall, Theatre West president. “Our season this year consists of two adult shows, two children’s shows, and two mixed cast shows…all at the discretion of the director. This is our debut season and we encourage anyone to get involved. We have opportunities from costume making, set design, painting, acting, or even just giving input to new ideas.” Theatre West’s inaugural season kicked off in January 2022. They will round out the season with “Dear Brutus,” “A Wicked Christmas Carol,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Godspell.” For more information on Theatre West, visit communitytheatrewest.com. www.LIFEseniorservices.org


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Studies have shown that participation in theater arts decreases anxiety and loneliness, increases a sense of value and purpose, and improves cognitive benefits such as memory, word generation, comprehension, and problemsolving. “Theater keeps the mind and body refreshed, and the spirit fulfilled,” said Jarrod Kopp, executive director of Theatre Tulsa. “The process of learning and practicing a performance, and then doing it on stage in front of a live audience, is something everyone should try at least once.” Kopp said community theater is unique in its appeal to diverse groups of potential participants.

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“When you think about other community-based groups, such as political parties, churches, or sports teams, none of them reaches across all those divisions as theater does,” he added. “We bring together people from all ages, races, religions, and other identities to work on a singular project that unites them all through creative work and collaboration. Our company builds bonds that last long after the final curtain closes.” Jeremy Stevens, director of community engagement at Tulsa Performing Arts Center, agrees. “Active engagement within their community helps to promote a healthy, meaningful, purposeful existence for seniors,” he said. “To be able to participate in something like this within their community is not only beneficial to the performers but to the audience as well!” Tulsa has several theater companies in addition to Theatre Tulsa and Theatre West, including American Theater Company, The Tulsa Theater, Nightingale Theater, Tulsa Little Theatre, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, and Spotlight Theater, to name a few. Information on upcoming performances and auditions can be found on their websites. The good news is, there is no age limit to acting. And while not every production will have roles for seniors, there will be less competition for those roles than there is for actors in their 20s and 30s. And if you aren’t ready for the stage, theater companies are always looking for volunteers to help with scenery, costumes, make-up, lighting, props, and other backstage jobs.

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“We love to see new talent of all ages, and we don’t require any experience to audition or perform,” Kopp said. “Theatre Tulsa attracts a very wide range of talent, skill, and experience. We aim to be inclusive for all levels.”

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BROKEN ARROW PAC Opened in 2009, this PAC has been bringing Broadway tours, pop concerts, specialty shows, and various other events to the area ever since.

Celebrity Attractions Brings Broadway Home to Tulsa

Tulsa Theaters Offer Rich History of Live Performances

If you’ve seen a Broadway show in Tulsa over the last 39 years, the company behind the curtain has been Celebrity Attractions. This Tulsa-based company has ushered Broadway shows like “Hamilton” and “The Lion King” to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center since 1983. Celebrity Attractions was started that year by Larry and Kay Payton. Kristin Dotson has served as CEO since 2017.

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TULSA THEATER

Opened: 1914 Seating Capacity: 4,200 105 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa

Tulsa Theater, previously known as Brady Theater, was completed in 1914 and was known as Convention Hall from 1914 to 1952. When it first opened, it was touted as the largest convention hall between Houston and Kansas City. In 1930, the theater hired world-renowned architect Bruce Goff to complete a major interior, Art Deco-style remodel. In 2020, the theater changed its name from Brady Theater to Tulsa Theater. The City of Tulsa voted to remove the name from the street and the arts district after revelations that its namesake had ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Over the decades, some of the greatest names in show business have played at Tulsa Theater, including Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Cyndi Lauper, Ed Sullivan, and U2. This fall, the theater will host artists such as Modest Mouse, Leanne Morgan, Jo Koy, and the Indigo Girls. 18

TULSA SPOTLIGHT THEATER Opened: 1928 Seating Capacity: 100 1381 Riverside Dr., Tulsa

Tulsa Spotlight Theater was originally known as Riverside Studio and was built in 1928 by Bruce Goff (the same architect who remodeled Tulsa Theater in 1930). It was originally built as a house with a studio wing for a music teacher, Patti Adams Shriner. Facing bankruptcy during the Great Depression, Shriner lost ownership of the building in 1933. It sat vacant until actor Richard Mansfield Dickinson bought it for only $2,500 in 1941. During a trip to California, Dickinson attended a performance of an old melodrama. Upon returning to Tulsa, he suggested to the club of actors he belonged to that they should consider producing and performing a similar play to raise money. The first performance of “The Drunkard & Olio” was held on November 14, 1953, at Dickinson’s home.

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The play is now America’s longestrunning play and is performed almost every Saturday evening at Tulsa Spotlight Theater. More than 3,000 Tulsans have participated on – or offstage, and more than 250,000 people have seen the show, according to the theater’s website, tulsaspotlighttheater.com

MABEE CENTER Opened: 1972 Seating Capacity: 10,154 7777 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa

The Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University opened in 1972 and has been hosting big acts ever since, including Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, Liberace, Johnny Cash, and The Beach Boys. Founder Oral Roberts said he wanted to offer a safe, family-friendly environment and the best building, equipment, and personnel to meet the needs of both concert goers and entertainers. The Mabee Center was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Over the last

KRISTIN DOTSON

Celebrity Attractions CEO

Dotson said Celebrity Attractions is extremely grateful for the support of the Tulsa community, especially over the last couple of pandemic years, when over 90% of the live theater industry was unemployed at one point.

“Tulsa has always been such a terrific Broadway town,” Dotson said. “Our audiences and patrons were really supportive through everything, and we can’t thank them enough for that.” The COVID-19 pandemic gave theaters a chance to evaluate best practices, according to Dotson. For example, many theaters ended up updating their HVAC systems in order to make sure audiences were getting the best quality air. Throughout the pandemic, many people pivoted to consuming entertainment only through television and streaming devices in their homes. Dotson encourages the value of live entertainment. “There isn’t really any substitution of seeing people live, the shoulder-to-shoulder experience.” Celebrity Attractions is excited to again bring you a fantastic lineup in 2022-2023: “Six the Musical,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Hamilton,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” and “The Lion King.”

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few years, the Mabee Center has undergone some major changes. The gold chairs from the 1970s were replaced with more modern blue chairs. The exterior of the Mabee Center was also changed from gold to blue. Visit MabeeCenter.com for a complete history of all the artists who have performed there each decade.

TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Completed: 1977 Seating Capacity: 2,365 110 E. 2nd St. Tulsa

Built by the City of Tulsa and funded by the people of Tulsa, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center opened in 1977. The first concert took place on March 19, 1977, featuring the Tulsa Philharmonic and jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. The building occupies half a city block in downtown Tulsa and is the design of Minoru Yamasaki, architect of the former World Trade Center towers. The TPAC houses four theaters, a studio space, and a large reception hall. The TPAC serves as the performance venue for Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony, Broadway performances, and much more. During its first four decades, the TPAC was owned and operated by the City of Tulsa. In 2019, the Tulsa Performing Arts Trust began managing its operation.

VANTREASE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FOR EDUCATION Completed: 1996 Seating Capacity: 1,484 10300 E. 81st St., Tulsa

Opened in 1996, the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education (PACE) at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus hosts a number of cultural offerings, including orchestra-in-residence, Signature Symphony at TCC, TCC Theatre productions, TCC Music concerts, guest speakers, and community events. The VanTrease PACE will host “The Beatles” by The Harmony Project Rock Orchestra, high school musicians from Tulsa Public Schools, and the greater Tulsa area on September 15 at 7 p.m. The Orchestra consists of about 20 musicians who play piano, drums, guitar, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, and string bass, on both acoustic and electric instruments.

BROKEN ARROW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Completed: 2009 Seating Capacity: 1,492 701 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

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The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) opened in 2009 and has been bringing Broadway tours, pop concerts, specialty shows, and various other events to the area ever since. It also serves as the official location for Broken Arrow Public Schools’ fine arts programs. The building was part of the city’s rejuvenated downtown which includes the nearby Rose District. Upcoming performances at the BAPAC this fall are “The Manhattan Transfer 50th Anniversary Tour,” “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” “Vienna Boys Choir,” “Voctave: Sounds of the Season” and the everpopular “Kristin Chenoweth Christmas” with the Broken Arrow-native herself.

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Albums by the decade

1950s: “ELVIS PRESLEY”

1960s: “ABBEY ROAD”

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ARTIST: The Beatles RELEASED: September 26, 1969 MOST ICONIC SONG: “Here Comes the Sun”

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The Beatles hold the title of best-selling music act of all time, with an estimated 600 million copies sold around the globe. “Abbey Road” alone sold 31 million copies. Any music fan will recognize the cover of the group crossing the street outside Abbey Road Studios. “Abbey Road” even shot back to the top three on the Billboard charts back in 2019!

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ARTIST: Elvis Presley RELEASED: March 13, 1956 MOST ICONIC SONG: “Blue Suede Shoes”

The ‘50s wouldn’t be the same without the King of Rock and Roll! Elvis Presley shook up the world of music with his debut studio album. “Elvis Presley” was the first rock and roll album to ever top the Billboard charts, spending 10 weeks at number one. Guinness World Records recognizes Elvis as the best-selling solo artist of all time.

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1960s

ROWING UP G “The Purple People Eater” Sheb Wooley – 1958

ROWING UP G “The Name Game” Shirley Ellis – 1964

F ALLING IN LOVE “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” Paul Anka – 1959

F ALLING IN LOVE “Something” The Beatles – 1969

EARTACHE H “Since I Don’t Have You” Skyliners – 1959

HEARTACHE “Heard It Through the Grapevine” Marvin Gaye – 1968

LET’S DANCE “Jailhouse Rock” Elvis Presley – 1957 KARAOKE JAMS “I Walk the Line” Johnny Cash – 1956

L ET’S DANCE “The Twist” Chubby Checker – 1960 KARAOKE JAMS: “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond – 1969 www.LIFEseniorservices.org


0s: “RUMOURS”

T: Fleetwood Mac SED: February 4, 1977 ICONIC SONG: “Dreams”

w with Rolling Stone, Christine McVie cording of this multi-platinum album as ” Every member of Fleetwood Mac went hip turmoil while recording “Rumours,” h other bandmates. The deeply personal, earned “Rumours” a Grammy for Album over 45 million copies sold.

1980s: “THRILLER”

1990s: “MILLENNIUM”

ARTIST: Michael Jackson RELEASED: November 30, 1982 MOST ICONIC SONG: “Billie Jean”

ARTIST: Backstreet Boys RELEASED: May 18, 1999 MOST ICONIC SONG: “I Want It That Way”

With more than 70 million copies sold, “Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time. Sales skyrocketed after the debut of Michael Jackson’s signature moonwalk dance to “Billie Jean” during a televised performance. “Thriller” spent 37 weeks at the top of the charts. All seven singles made it to the top 10 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

Backstreet Boys fans sent sales of the group’s third studio album through the roof after the premiere of “Millennium.” Backstreet Boys are one of the biggest music groups ever with over 100 million copies sold around the world. They paved the way for future boy bands, but Backstreet Boys are still arguably the best boy band of all time.

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GROWING UP “ABC” The Jackson 5 – 1970 F ALLING IN LOVE “(They Long to Be) Close to You” Carpenters – 1970 EARTACHE H “Ain’t No Sunshine” Bill Withers – 1971 LET’S DANCE “Dancing Queen” ABBA – 1976 ARAOKE JAMS K “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Elton John and Kiki Dee – 1976 www.LIFEseniorservices.org

1980s

1990s

ROWING UP G “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Cyndi Lauper – 1983

ROWING UP G “Barbie Girl” Aqua – 1997

F ALLING IN LOVE “You Give Good Love” Whitney Houston – 1985

F ALLING IN LOVE “Dreaming Of You” Selena – 1995

EARTACHE H “One More Night” Phil Collins – 1985

EARTACHE H “My Heart Will Go On” Céline Dion – 1997

L ET’S DANCE “Footloose” Kenny Loggins – 1984

L ET’S DANCE “Groove Is in the Heart” Deee-Lite – 1990

ARAOKE JAMS K “Livin’ On A Prayer” Bon Jovi – 1986

ARAOKE JAMS K “Baby One More Time” Britney Spears – 1999

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VINYL RECORDS’ RESURGENCE BY STEVE CLEM In our 21st century world of digital recordings, music downloads, and streaming playlists, an old-school technology has found its way back. Vinyl records — once obsolete and abandoned — are back with a vengeance.

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ong-play albums, or simply “LPs,” played on a turntable at 33 & 1/3 revolutions per minute (rpm), are driving the resurgence. Once the standard for recorded music, vinyl albums, mastered from magnetic tape, fell victim to the digital technology of compact discs. Mass production of vinyl ceased in the early 1990s. Of course, CDs didn’t last either. They were quickly replaced by iPods, music downloads, and streaming music on your phone. Then around 2010, sales of vinyl started rebounding. In 2020, during the stay-at-home pandemic, records blew up! 2021 was better still – 41.7 million units sold in the U.S., with vinyl outpacing digital and CD sales, according to MRC Data-Billboard.

To meet this demand, new brick-and-mortar record stores opened, typically carrying new and used vinyl. The return of the record aisle at Walmart and Best Buy is a déjà vu moment for Tulsa baby boomers who, back in the day, frequented the record departments at Woolworth’s, TG&Y, or JC Penney. A MORE INTIMATE EXPERIENCE Why resurrect a technology that was declared dead 30 years ago? “I think people are realizing again that actually having the physical object in your hand, rather than just searching the internet for something, is important,” said John Gabriel, Manager of Josey Records, 1020 S. Rockford, Suite B, in Tulsa. Gabriel believes owning that 12-inch album, with its cover art, liner notes, and lyrics on the inner sleeve, enhances the bond between listener and music.

WHERE TO BUY VINYL Here is a sample of vinyl shops in Tulsa

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Gardner’s Used Books & Music

4421 S. Mingo, Tulsa Used vinyl

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The Carly Simon album “No Secrets” awaits a new listener at Studio Records. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE CLEM

Gabriel says vinyl’s demographics are diverse. “I’m almost 45. People my age are definitely part of it, people who were really into music in the ‘80s and ‘90s when vinyl stopped being around.” Gabriel has also witnessed a huge influx of younger people buying vinyl, as well as customers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. “I hear endless stories like ‘I threw these all away and now I need to build my collection again,’” Gabriel said. VINYL’S DIFFERENT SOUND Another factor is what audiophiles call the “warmer” sound of vinyl. “Played on the right equipment, there is a different sound than you get from streaming on your iPhone and even CDs, which are mastered at a higher volume,” said Mike Nobles, owner of Studio Records, 320 S. Trenton Ave. in Tulsa. Nobles says the pandemic

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Record covers hanging on the wall at Josey’s Records. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE CLEM

afforded people the time to rediscover vinyl. “People would buy records and equipment and stay home and play records.” A recent perusal of Studio Records inventory found vinyl very affordable, with lots of albums by pop and rock artists in the $3 to $5 range. If, instead of buying records, you are looking to sell, look to these same record stores. Gabriel estimates that 90% of his used inventory comes from people who walk into their store with vinyl to sell in exchange for cash or store credit. HOT WAX What’s selling at the record store these days? “In the last year or so, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is absolutely the most popular record,” Gabriel says, citing an internet video that went viral using the song “Dreams.” “Anytime we get a used copy of that, it might last a day. We probably sell 20 recently pressed copies of Rumours per week,” Gabriel said. Both Pearl District record shops report strong sales for classic rock artists, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Doors, and David Bowie. Gabriel said hip hop sells well with younger customers.

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THE AMPED-UP TURNTABLE Through the years, stereo equipment has evolved. New turntables have built-in pre-amps. Plug them into speakers and you are good to go! That equipment is also available at the record store. How much should you spend on a new system? “Skip the cheap record players made by Crosley and Victrola. They don’t sound good; they’re not good on your records, and they don’t last,” Nobles said. He said decent “starter” turntables begin in the $200 range. Calvin Compton, manager of Tulsa’s perennial record shop, Starship Records & Tapes, 1241 S. Lewis, advises making a larger investment upfront. Compton said for $600 you can get a system that you will be happy with over the long haul. “The bottom line is this,” Nobles noted. “To fully enjoy what vinyl has to offer, you don’t want to play a $40 record on a $50 turntable.

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TUNE TOWN Experience Live Music in Tulsa BY JULIE WENGER WATSON

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Tulsa is a music city. Whether it’s folk, jazz, or country, there’s live music to be found every night of the week. If you’re ready for a night on the town, check out some of these venues.

Tour the epicenter of the ‘Tulsa Sound’ Monday through Friday.

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Photo courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

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A four-foot neon star and a silver disco ball light the wooden dance floor.

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THE CHURCH STUDIO 304 S. Trenton Ave. • Tulsa thechurchstudio.com

Home office and recording studio for Leon Russell’s Shelter Records in the early 1970s, Church Studio, located in the former Grace Methodist Episcopal Church near 3rd & Trenton, was the epicenter of the “Tulsa Sound,” loosely defined as a toe-tap-inducing, swampy fusion of blues, rock, and country made famous by Tulsa musicians like Russell and J.J. Cale and embraced by British rocker Eric Clapton, among others. The list of artists who crossed through Church’s threshold during Russell’s time boggles the mind of even the most casual music fan – names like Tom Petty, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, and Peter Tosh, to name a few.

The building changed ownership several times over the years. In 2016 Tulsa entrepreneur Teresa Knox and her husband, Ivan Acosta, bought the property and renovated it over five years. Church Studio now contains a state-of-the-art recording studio and an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia. The building is open for tours Monday through Saturday. Special events include a “Legacy Concert Series,” intimate (100 guests) concerts with music legends in the sanctuary space. Previous performers include Kenny Loggins and Heart’s Ann Wilson.

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CAIN’S BALLROOM 423 N. Main St. • Tulsa cainsballroom.com

The historic Cain’s Ballroom is known as the “Carnegie Hall of Western Swing.” Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys hosted weekly dances, a midnight radio show, and a daily noon-hour program from the venue during the late ‘30s and early ‘40s, popularizing the Western swing sound in this region and across the US. A nationally recognized venue, Cain’s is popular with both musicians and fans who appreciate its history, as well as its honky tonk decor. A four-foot neon star and a silver disco ball light the wooden dance floor, and the walls are decorated with oversized photographs of famous country music icons. For close to a century, noted artists representing a wide range of genres have graced its stage – everyone from U2 and the Sex Pistols to Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and the Talking Heads. This month, check out a seated show with former Black Flag frontman, columnist, and radio show host, Henry Rollins, and his “Good to See You” tour on September 25.

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Check the calendar at lowdowntulsa.com for upcoming events.

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LOWDOWN 108 N. Detroit Ave. • Tulsa lowdowntulsa.com

LowDown, formerly Duet Jazz Club, has reopened after a two-year-plus pandemic hiatus. During that time, the intimate venue, located below Duet restaurant at 108 N. Detroit Ave., Level B, rebranded and expanded its mission to include a wider range of genres. While it’s still a fantastic place to see world-class jazz acts, you can also catch comedy shows, local bands, and more. The venue is accessed by a discreet outdoor staircase leading to a basement entrance or through Duet restaurant. Capacity is limited to 100 with table, banquet, and bar seating. It has the vibe of a big city nightclub, but with a welcoming middleof-the-country warmth. Labeled a “listening room,” the audience is there to enjoy the ticketed performance, and conversations should be kept quiet enough to avoid distracting fellow patrons.

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For a complete music listing, visit maggiesok.com.

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MAGGIE’S MUSIC BOX 201 E. Main St. • Jenks maggiesok.com

Maggie’s Music Box is in the heart of Jenks. Open seven days a week with plenty of street parking and multiple venue spaces, it’s an easy and relaxing place to grab a drink and hear some fantastic music. Owners Kevin and Amy Smith were behind the popular, now defunct, Soul City near 11th & Utica in Tulsa. The couple has brought their love of music to their new venture out south. In addition to a full, island-themed bar, featuring numerous rum concoctions, as well as local craft beer, tacos, tortas, and quesadillas are available from the Tacos El Toro food truck parked right outside. Plans are in the works to partner with El Toro to create a small taqueria with an expanded menu inside the venue. For a complete music listing, visit maggiesok.com.

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DR. LORI ARNEY LIFE PACE Medical Director

LIFE PACE:

DONNA S. RN Care Manager

This is the Place

GINA S. RN Care Manager

LIFE PACE: Este es el Lugar

September is National PACE Month. This year, the theme is “PACE: This is the place…”, where we recognize our participants, and our team members. As a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, LIFE PACE is a comprehensive, coordinated senior healthcare program that uses a team approach to provide a variety of services: medical care, skilled therapies, behavioral health, nursing, transportation, social workers, engaging activities, hospitalizations, caregiver training, basic health supplies, durable medical equipment, and more.

Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de PACE. Este año, el tema es “PACE: Este es el lugar…” donde reconocemos a nuestros participantes y miembros de nuestro equipo. Como Programa de Atención Integral para Personas Mayores, LIFE PACE es un programa integral y coordinado de atención médica para personas mayores que utiliza un enfoque de equipo para brindar una variedad de servicios: atención médica, terapias especializadas, salud conductual, enfermería, transporte, trabajadores sociales, actividades interesantes, hospitalizaciones, capacitación para cuidadores, suministros básicos de salud, equipo médico duradero y más.

From getting to medical appointments, to being able to afford medications or nutritious meals, seniors often have many barriers to receiving quality care. Moreover, caregivers can often struggle with providing care for loved ones while managing their own lives. LIFE PACE is the place where both can receive the support and care they need. Our transportation drivers are more than just drivers; they are the liaisons between our participants and the care team, and a vital part of what makes PACE special. Our nurses take care of PACE participants day in and day out. The pride they take in what they do is what helps make PACE such a valuable program for seniors and their caregivers. More than 96% of family caregivers are satisfied with the support they receive from PACE, and 97.5% would recommend PACE to someone they know in a similar situation.

Desde ir a citas médicas hasta poder pagar medicamentos o comidas nutritivas, las personas mayores a menudo enfrentan muchas barreras para recibir atención de calidad. Además, los cuidadores a menudo pueden tener dificultades para cuidar a Sus Seres queridos mientras manejan Sus propias vidas. “LIFE PACE es el lugar” donde ambos pueden recibir el apoyo y la atención que necesitan. Nuestros conductores de transporte son más que simples conductores; son los enlaces entre nuestros participantes y el equipo de atención, y una parte vital de lo que hace que PACE sea especial. Nuestras enfermeras cuidan a los participantes de PACE día tras día. El orgullo que sienten por lo que hacen es lo que ayuda a que PACE sea un programa tan valioso para las personas mayores y sus cuidadores. Más del 96 por ciento de los cuidadores familiares están satisfechos con el apoyo que reciben de PACE, y el 97.5 por ciento recomendaría PACE a alguien que conoce en una situación similar.

Our team understands the value that PACE brings:

Nuestro equipo comprende el valor que aporta PACE:

“This is the place where I have the time I need to provide quality care.”

“Este es el lugar donde tengo el tiempo que necesito para brindar atención de calidad.”

– Dr. Lori Arney, PACE Medical Director

– Dra. Lori Arney, directora médica de PACE

“This is the place where I can make a difference in our participants’ lives.”

“Este es el lugar donde puedo hacer una diferencia en la vida de nuestros participantes.”

– Donna S. RN Care Manager

– Donna S. RN Gerente de Atención

“This is the place where participants are truly heard, and where staff members go above and beyond in caring.”

“Este es el lugar donde los participantes son verdaderamente escuchados y donde los miembros del personal van más allá en el cuidado.”

– Gina S., RN Care Manager

– Gina S., RN Gerente de Atención

With the challenges seniors and their caregivers often face with finding the resources they need, LIFE PACE is the place where our team provides the pieces to make life whole.

Con los desafíos que a menudo enfrentan las personas mayores y sus cuidadores para encontrar los recursos que necesitan, LIFE PACE es el lugar donde nuestro equipo proporciona las piezas para completar la vida.

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Crystal Bridges

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DESTINATION MISSOURI

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Plan a Musical Road Trip

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BY JULIE WENGER WATSON

Fall is the perfect time to travel. With its own airport and sitting at the crossroads of several major interstates, Tulsa is a great starting place for road trips to numerous tourist destinations. With music as the theme for your next adventure, here are just a few of the possibilities.

DESTINATION NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Bentonville

crystalbridges.org themomentary.org

Our neighbor to the east lives up to its “Natural State” nickname, and the Ozarks region in northwest Arkansas is particularly beautiful. Bentonville is the headquarters for Walmart, and the Walton Family Foundation’s support of the arts is felt throughout the town, and beyond. Bentonville abounds with opportunities to experience art, music, and culture. It’s home to Crystal Bridges, a world-class art museum housed in an architectural wonder, and the Momentary, a decommissioned cheese factory turned contemporary art space. An easy two-hour drive, the town is an attractive weekend getaway. Because of this, Tulsans Stephanie and Guy deVerges have made countless trips to explore the area. Recently they purchased several investment properties in the heart of town, giving them a good excuse to mix business with pleasure. “Crystal Bridges has outdoor concerts in their forest, which is a lovely setting,” said Stephanie deVerges. “We’ve also enjoyed music on the lawn of the Momentary. One of our favorite coffee shops www.LIFEseniorservices.org

is Airship, and we love spending time in Compton Gardens, which is right next to the walking trail at Crystal Bridges.” This month at The Momentary, enjoy Grammyaward-winning violinist Jennifer Koh on September 9 (a ticketed event) or The Courtyard Sessions, a free, Sunday afternoon concert series featuring new musicians from Northwest Arkansas.

Rogers

Just a bit over three hours away, Branson is a wellknown entertainment destination in the Show Me State. Offering more than 100 live shows, the town is packed with options for everything from dinner shows to comedy and musical theater. The challenge won’t be finding something to see, but rather deciding which shows to attend. When you’re not taking in a live performance, there are plenty of options for outdoor recreation, dining, and shopping, too. Visit explorebranson.com. Nearby Silver Dollar City frontier town theme park has concerts as well as roller coaster rides. Country Music Days is advertised as a “hand-clappin’, footstompin’ good time” and is scheduled for September 8 – 11 and 15 – 18. Sammy Kershaw will perform on September 10, and Chris Cagle will headline on September 16. See the full lineup at silverdollarcity.com.

Kansas City

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Full of history, Kansas City is a wonderful place to vacation close to home.

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Another beneficiary of the Walton Family largesse, Rogers is a charming town with breweries, restaurants, and numerous entertainment areas. The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (Walmart AMP) sits off Interstate 49. The outdoor venue seats over 9,500 people, with 3,200 covered seats and additional general admission seating on a sloped lawn. Check the website for shows and tickets at waltonartscenter.org. In addition to boutiques, nightlife, and bike, dog and water parks, the Railyard Entertainment District downtown features the Butterflied Stage, home to the Railyard Live free concert series. An outdoor pavilion with covered seating and a large lawn, it’s a wonderful place to catch a show on a fall evening. Reserve a table and chairs for a small fee, or bring your own. For a complete schedule, visit railyardlive.com.

“We are very lucky,” said lifetime resident Karen Massman VanAsdale. “Kansas City has a thriving arts scene. Because the community appreciates and supports the arts, lots of great talent is attracted to the city. You don’t have to go far to hear great music in an incredible range of genres – from chamber music to folk, country, and alternative.” The city is famous for its jazz scene, and VanAsdale recommends The Phoenix, located on the first floor of the historic Phoenix Hotel in the Garment District Neighborhood, and The Majestic, in the historic Fitzpatrick Saloon Building. The Kauffman Center, with its fabulous acoustics, is a world-class performance hall and a wonderful place to hear the symphony, as well as jazz and musical theater. This month’s performances include “Weird Al” Yankovic and the “Million Dollar Quartet.” More at kauffmancenter.org.

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JUNIPER Brunch-Style Beef Stroganoff

SISSEROU’S Jerk Chicken With Sreet Corn & Rice & Beans

DINNER & A SHOW THE DINNER BELLE

BY LINDSAY MORRIS

Before heading to a show at one of the wonderful downtown performance venues, why not grab dinner? Downtown has many delicious restaurants that fit any budget. And you can find flavors from all over the world right in downtown Tulsa.

DAILY GRILL

100 E. 2nd St., Tulsa Dailygrill.com

THE VAULT Polenta & Avocado

Conveniently situated next to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, in the Hyatt Regency hotel, The Daily Grill serves a range of fresh, flavorful American fare crafted from locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers comfort foods like chicken pot pie and loaded mac and cheese. You can also try creative contemporary dishes such as ahi tuna sashimi and spicy shrimp and chicken pasta. Daily Grill offers a full bar and innovative, handcrafted cocktails. They also feature a nice patio that overlooks Williams Green.

THE TAVERN

201 N. Main St., Tulsa Taverntulsa.com

The Tavern is a modern neighborhood pub featuring world-class wines, craft cocktails, artisan beer, and upscale tavern cuisine. Some of the offerings include the Tavern Burger, fish and chips, strip steak for two, and the fried chicken dinner.

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They also serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which would be a great add-on before a weekend matinee at the PAC. The Crab Eggs Benedict and chilaquiles are a couple of tasty brunch selections.

QUE GUSTO

105 N. MLK Jr. Blvd., Tulsa Quegustotulsa.com

Hola, empanadas! This is Ecuadorian food at its finest. After eating at Que Gusto, you’ll think, que gusto, meaning “tasty” and “pleasure” in Spanish. All the ingredients are fresh and carefully sourced. This is a tiny restaurant, so it’s best to visit on a nice day when you can sit outside on their patio. The yucca bread is a must – it’s like cheesy bread balls but is a unique consistency you will never forget! You’ll want to make sure to try an empanada – there are several different meat and vegetable fillings available. The Arroz con Pollo is a delicious choice – Latin-style rice with organic chicken served with fried plantains. For dessert, save room for tres leches or sweet plantain cake!

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SISSEROU’S CARIBBEAN 107 N. Boulder Ave. Unit C, Tulsa Sisserousrestaurant.com

Sisserou’s is conveniently located in the Arts District, right around the corner from the Tulsa Theater. The restaurant is inspired by the colorful cuisine of the island of Dominica in the Caribbean and is owned by a sister/brother duo from the island. Sisserou’s offers fresh sandwiches, tacos, burgers, and tropical entrees. A favorite is the jerk chicken, a half chicken marinated in their in-house jerk chicken seasoning and served with grilled spicy street corn, rice, and beans. The Roti Wrap is a unique offering – roti dough molded around a spiced split pea mixture, stuffed with savory curried chicken potato filling.

JUNIPER RESTAURANT 324 E. 3rd St., Tulsa Junipertulsa.com

Just down the street from the PAC is Juniper, a farm-to-table restaurant owned by local restaurant entrepreneur Justin Thompson. Be sure to try the seasonal risotto, which is always full of flavor, no matter the season. Popular dishes include beef stroganoff and grilled lamb chops. Save room for the decadent bread pudding, which adopts a seasonal flair as well. Juniper also serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can even find the bread pudding on the brunch menu, French Toast Bread Pudding.

RED LIGHT CHICKEN 332 E. 1st St., Tulsa Redlightchicken.com

Red Light Chicken is a new addition to the downtown Tulsa restaurant scene in 2022. Naturally, you’ll want to try their golden, fried chicken strips or crispy chicken sandwiches. They also offer salads and sides such as honey butter rolls, buttered corn, coleslaw, crinkle chips, mac and cheese, and sweet potato casserole. The restaurant is located in the Blue Dome District in the former El Guapo’s location. It’s part of the McNellie’s Group which owns several well-known dining spots including Wild Fork, Dracula Sandwich, and McNellie’s.

THE VAULT

620 S. Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa Vaulttulsa.com

Located in the iconic midcentury modern building originally known as 1st National Auto Bank, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time when dining at The Vault. The restaurant has maintained touches from the bank that originally resided there, including the 1950s spiral staircase. The menu is sophisticated American, with offerings like Bank Teller Shrimp, polenta and avocado, and the Top Shelf Burger. They also serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CONEY ISLAND

107 N. Boulder Ave. Unit D, Tulsa coneyislandhotweiners.com

When you need a quick, delicious, inexpensive meal before a show, look no further than downtown Coney Island. It’s located right around the corner from the Tulsa Theater. This franchise, previously located on 4th Street, was opened way back in 1926. At Coney Island, you can chow down on three cheese coneys and a fountain drink for under $6! That may just be the greatest meal deal in downtown Tulsa. They also offer tamales, chili cheese fries, root beer floats, and more. www.LIFEseniorservices.org

LIFE EDU Virtual & In-Person Programming

SEPTEMBER 2022

Silver Linings

Join us every Wednesday on LIFE’s Facebook page for short segments on a variety of topics including upcoming events, Senior Center Spotlight, Ask SeniorLine, and living your best life.

Stepping into their World – Dementia “ Communication and Improv” Wednesday, September 7 “Achieving Wellness Through Music” Wednesday, September 14 Orbit Arts: Theatre Arts for Seniors” “ Wednesday, September 21 Behavioral Health for Older Adults” “ Wednesday, September 28

Community Education All classes are at Legacy Plaza East Conference Center, 5330 E. 31st St. in Tulsa, unless otherwise noted.

“The Alzheimer’s Journey for Family Caregivers”

Mondays, September 12 – October 10 • 2 – 4 p.m. Legacy Plaza East Boardroom (East entrance) 5330 East 31st Street, Tulsa This new five-week series offers practical topics for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, including behaviors and the brain, obtaining an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, communication techniques, and caregiver mental health. Class size is limited. Register online at LIFEseniorservices.org/education or by calling (918) 664-9000, ext. 1181. Stepping into their World – Dementia “ Communication and Improv” Thursday, September 15 • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This seminar combines helpful tips on communicating with your loved one with dementia while practicing some of the key components of improvisation. Take part in group improv exercises to improve your listening, your “yes… and,” and practice accepting the reality given to you. Class size is limited. Register online at LIFEseniorservices.org/education or by calling (918) 664-9000, ext. 1181. “ Achieving Wellness Through Music” Tuesday, September 20 • 2 – 3:30 p.m. What if there were a way to incorporate your favorite pastime into a personalized health treatment? Join us for an informational and interactive event as we discuss music therapy, engage in enjoyable interventions, and experience how music can increase our overall wellness and quality of life. Register online at LIFEseniorservices.org/education or by calling (918) 664-9000, ext. 1181. “ Basics of Medicare” Wednesday, September 21 • 10 a.m. – Noon “Basics of Medicare” is designed specifically for those newly eligible or soon-to-be eligible for Medicare. Reservations are required and can be made by calling LIFE’s Medicare Assistance Program at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189.

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COMMONYM A commonym is a group of words that have a common trait in the three words/items listed. For example: the words; Ice – Sugar – Rubik’s – they are all cubes. Answers on page 39. The Brain – The Lung – The Ear _________________________________________________ Spider – Fiddler – Hermit _________________________________________________ Back – Butterfly – Side _________________________________________________ A Car – A Tree – An Elephant _________________________________________________ A Bear – A Hammer – A Lobster _________________________________________________ Finish – Fishing – Dotted _________________________________________________ Metal – Radar – Lie _________________________________________________ Stop – Spot – Strobe _________________________________________________ Trap – French – Glass _________________________________________________ State – Sales – Income _________________________________________________ © 2013 Wuzzles & Puzzles

BAMBOOZABLE A bamboozable is a saying/phrase that is made up of a display of words in an interesting way. The goal is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place or thing that each bamboozable is meant to represent. There are six bamboozables below. Answers on page 39.

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Recommended Reads

Bunkering With Books TWO REMARKABLE BOOKS BY CONNIE CRONLEY Occasionally I come across a book so remarkable I set aside my cup of coffee or glass of wine and tell myself, “This is extraordinary. It deserves my whole attention.” This happened with two books recently, one nonfiction and the other a novel. “BOOK OF AGES” Jill Lepore is a historian who has used her considerable gifts of research and writing to produce a compelling biography, not of a great man but an obscure woman. “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin” is the story of Benjamin Franklin’s younger sister Jane Franklin Mecom. Although Lepore says it is “a quiet story of a quiet life of quiet sorrow and quieter beauty,” it is a soaring accomplishment. They were two of 17 siblings and while Ben ran away from a dull printer’s apprenticeship to become one of the most famous men in the world as a writer, scientist, and diplomat, Jane, confined by her gender, was deprived of an education and destined to a constrained life of childbearing (13 children) and hardship. She was celebrated within the family for her soap recipe and from London and Paris, Ben asked her to send him the homemade soap. He was one of the authors of the U.S. Constitution and when it was finished, he wrote her, “We have done our best.” Critics such as Patrick Henry disagreed and said the constitution was so difficult to read that “it amounted to a conspiracy against the understanding of a plain man.”

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Unlike other women of the 18th Century who were taught to read but not to write, Jane did both. Acknowledging in almost every letter her atrocious spelling, she maintained a lifelong correspondence with her beloved brother. She was intelligent, hungry for knowledge and books, and interested in the politics of her day. What politics they were with the Revolutionary War as a backdrop. Twice, with only the possessions she could carry, Jane fled her home in Boston ahead of the advancing British army. This story of a life, glowing on the page, reminds us that history is comprised not only of famous men with brilliant accomplishments but of women condemned to obscurity. “THE POWER OF THE DOG” After watching – twice – the award-winning film “The Power of the Dog,” a troubling psychological Western with a stunning performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, I ordered the book by Thomas Savage to further understand what I’d seen. I had not read more than a dozen pages of the story of two brothers – slow and plodding George, tall and angular Phil with his “day-blue eyes” on a rich, isolated Montana ranch – when I recognized it as a masterpiece. Director Jane Campion felt the same way. She said she was giving up directing until she read this 1967 novel and decided it had to be made into a movie. She

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was not the first to try. Paul Newman, famous for his anti-hero in “Hud,” once optioned the book. Annie Proulx says it is a brilliant and tough book of drama and tension, packed with repressed homosexuality displayed as homophobia in the masculine ranch world. Savage writes in a deceptively lean style underlaid with the color of poetry. Characters and places come from his own life. Savage grew up in southwest Montana, worked as a wrangler and ranch hand, got a degree in English at a Maine college, taught college English, married, had three children, won a Guggenheim Foundation grant, and lived much of his life as a closeted gay man. As an adult, his home was in the Northeast, but the sheep farms and cattle ranches of his youth were potent influences on some of his novels. “I have always believed that the landscape shapes the people,” Savage said. Writing with his pen dipped in the brutal, beautiful Montana landscape, Savage created Phil Burbank, one of the most mesmerizing, vicious characters in American literature. He set him on a Western land “under the bewitching spell of the dark and that holy quality of the dawn” where “the new sun rising above the eastern hills showed a world vast and hostile to individual hope” of young cowhands. This is the land of “The Power of the Dog.”

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chef-inspired creations. It’s the perfect time to grab a bite at some of the 918’s best restaurants. Food trucks, artists, vendors, and food services will participate.

South Tulsa Community House Holds Their First Senior and Veterans Fair The South Tulsa Community House (STCH) has been supporting the Riverwood community along South Peoria since 1994. They take pride in their “one-stop social service center” which helps victims of job loss, senior citizens, families with children (parents & grandparents), individuals with disabilities or illnesses, and people suffering from all kinds of crises.

918 Food Festival Held at The Historic Route 66 Village It’s nearly the fall season and time for all the festivals to come out and play! Explore the 918 in a new way at The Historical Route 66 Village, when dozens of selected restaurants will participate in the 918 Food Festival Saturday, September 10. Guests can check out local

artists and their work, catch performances from local dance companies, and hear live music from big-name acts. Opportunities to taste a range of metro area flavors will include classic 918 specialties, international cuisine, and

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Mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at 3770 Southwest Blvd., Tulsa. For more information, visit 918foodfestival.com.

activity leads to lower rates of depression, dementia, and other issues. Each walking tour will be led by a nature expert and will focus on a different part of the park where you will learn about the natural beauty of the native plant species and the variety of habitats throughout the park. The walks will conclude with a hands-on activity themed around the tour, creating a keepsake for participants to take home as a memento. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the experience.

Their food pantry serves thousands of meals to hundreds of households, 98% of which are considered very low income. They serve seniors twice per month, the 1st and 3rd Fridays, and seniors can sign up for their 30-day grocery program. If you are a veteran, you can pick up groceries on the 2nd Friday of the month. Not only do they provide meals, but also services such as computer and internet access, transportation assistance, access to medical services, legal aid, and more. For first-time enrollees, bring a utility bill or a copy of your lease along with your ID to sign up for these programs. STCH is announcing its first free senior and veterans fair on September 16th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with vendors on hand to help with healthcare, insurance, housing, jobs, financial education, and much more. The event will be held at 5780 South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa. For more information, call (918) 392-3867, or visit southtulsacommunityhouse.org.

Admission to the 918 Food Festival is free. Tickets for food and beverages are sold in strips of 14 for $10. You can use tickets to buy food from any of the many food vendors. Every vendor will offer small “taste” portions and full portions, which gives visitors a perfect way to sample from a bunch of different 918 restaurants.

The tour themes include:

Gathering Place and AARP Host Guided Garden Tours Gathering Place is partnering with AARP Oklahoma to provide Guided Garden Tours which will be held once per month in September and October. The partnership between the two organizations

allows Gathering Place to provide these tours for free. Come out to Gathering Place, join other nature lovers, and walk through the park while improving your health and wellbeing. Studies show physical

• Monarch Migration & Pollinators Party Thursday, September 29 at 9:30 a.m. • Fall Foliage Tree Talk Thursday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. For more information about Guided Garden Tours at Gathering Place, visit gatheringplace.org/events or call (918) 779-1000.

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SHARE YOUR TIME & TALENT

If your organization has a volunteer need, contact Paula Brown at pbrown@LIFEseniorservices.org or (918) 664-9000, ext. 1207.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana

Saint Francis Health System Saint Francis Health System needs additional volunteers after its volunteer program was put on pause by the pandemic. Volunteers serve in 28 departments at Saint Francis Hospital and 12 departments at Saint Francis Hospital South. Volunteers are also needed at Warren Clinic, Laureate, the Health Zone, and in Glenpool, Vinita, and Muskogee locations. Positions include greeters, assistants in surgical waiting rooms, the gift shop, flower or coffee deliverers, outpatient surgery (with 14 rooms and 140 surgeries per day, this is a busy area), and Spanish translation and education services at Xavier Medical Clinic. Applications are online at saintfrancis.com/volunteers/adult-opportunities. For questions or to receive a printed application, call (918) 494-1150.

T he Pencil Box Tulsa County teachers report spending an average of $500 out of pocket annually on students and classroom supplies. At The Pencil Box, teachers from eligible schools can select from a variety of supplies specific to the needs of their students and classroom learning experiences. The Pencil Box provides core items like books, crayons, paper, scissors, pens, and pencils, plus enrichment and incentive items teachers can use to motivate and inspire student engagement. Schools are invited based on the percentage of students living at or below the national poverty level, beginning with the neediest. Volunteers can assist teachers when they shop, help stock supplies, load and unload cars, and more. For an application, go to thepencilbox.org/volunteer or contact Susanna Belzley at susanna@pencilboxtulsa.org.

SU School of O Osteopathic Medicine The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Senior Mentor program is looking for healthy volunteers age 65+ to be paired with medical students in their training. Seniors will act in the role of patients which helps students cultivate interpersonal skills so they become more competent, confident, and compassionate physicians. Mentors will meet with students three times per semester to discuss life experiences, medical history, wellness, nutrition, and perspectives on end-of-life care. The two-semester program consists of six, onehour meetings. For information, contact Kelly Rudd at Kelly.rudd@okstate.edu.

Special Olympics Oklahoma Volunteers are the lifeblood of Special Olympics Oklahoma. What would happen to 11,600+ athletes if volunteers were not involved, or didn’t spend hours to become certified to coach the athletes and teams? Who would organize 140+ events throughout the state? Contact Special Olympics Oklahoma to offer your time as a volunteer, an athlete, a coach, or a family. Join students, senior citizens, business groups, and others. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age unless accompanied by an adult. Each group of volunteers will have different requirements; no experience is required. For details, visit sook.org/get-involved/becomea-volunteer/ or email Nicholas Pitre at nicholas@sook.org.

For more information about these volunteer needs, call (918) 664-9000 and ask for LIFE’s volunteer program.

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MEMORIES of a COUNTRY HOME BY DIANE MORROW-KONDOS

2022 Writing Contest Winners Announced Thank you to all the writers who entered the 2022 Writing Contest sponsored by LIFE’s Seniors Centers and the Oklahoma Arts Council. This month, we begin publishing the winning entries with Diane Morrow-Kondos’ “Memories of a Country Home.” Her tender, vivid descriptions immediately take the reader back to the summer days of childhood.

WINNING ESSAYS FIRST PLACE “Memories of a Country Home” Diane Morrow-Kondos

SECOND PLACE “Dollar Night Movie Magic” Joyce Hanewinkel

THIRD PLACE “The Red-Flannel Jacket” Gayle Campbell “When Grandmother Was a Girl” Sally Jones

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The howls of coyotes, a rooster’s crow, and the dinner bell ringing provided the soundtrack to my childhood. It was a simple life, punctuated by church potluck dinners, neighbors visiting over fence lines, and pitch-dark nights lit only by the glow of fireflies. Corn on the cob and bright red, plump tomatoes picked straight from the vine were our summer suppers eaten under the shade of a tree. The corn’s warm butter and juice from the tomatoes dripped down our chins, creating colorful sticky rivers flowing down our arms and legs. Then the best part, ice cream. We sat on the ice cream freezer’s lid, eagerly anticipating the sweet, creamy treat, as my dad turned the handle around and around, churning the rock salt, cream, and sugar together. Our wood-framed farmhouse sat humbly amidst several acres of pink blossomed mimosa trees, perfect for spending an hour in the crook of the branches with my head in a book. From my vantage point high in the tree, I could watch the mean old red rooster strutting his stuff amongst his harem of feathered ladies. The hens were precious to us. As the sun woke each morning, I would stealthily creep out to the barn, careful to avoid the sharp pecks of the rooster. On days I outsmarted the rooster, I triumphantly presented my morning collection of still-warm brown eggs to join the already sizzling bacon. The clothesline was also an essential part of my childhood. As soon as I was tall enough to reach the clothesline on tippy-toes, my mother would give me a basket full of wet clothes and a bag of wooden clothespins. I carefully clipped each sheet, pair of underwear, and towel to dry in the fresh country air. We used the clothesline to create tents in the summer, using sheets and blankets for walls and the ceiling. My sisters and I vowed to spend all night in our makeshift tent, but at the first sound of an owl’s hoot, we ran back to the safety of our parents and our snug beds. Another clothesline incident involved a book, something I was rarely without. The summer I was ten, I decided to combine several pleasures. My horse was peacefully grazing in the yard. While grasping tightly to my book, I hoisted my long, summer browned legs onto her broad chestnut-

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colored back. My horse, a book, and the great outdoors – my summer trifecta, or so I thought. I became immersed in my book, and the world fell away. One minute I was deeply intrigued by Nancy Drew solving the mystery of the old clock, and the next instant, I was flat on my back on the unforgiving ground. The horse had walked under the clothesline, which promptly caught me across the chest and knocked me off. My father was working amongst the sky-high corn stalks but heard my surprised cry and came running to scoop up his dazed daughter. Under our house was a musty-smelling dirt cellar. The cool cellar stored the vegetables from our garden. Those neatly organized shelves of vegetables represented hours of my parents’ hard work and our food supply to see us through the winter. I recognized the importance of the jars of vegetables, but I dreaded my mother’s words, “Diane, would you go down to the cellar and get a jar of green beans for dinner?” I couldn’t say no to the dreaded chore. Taking a deep breath of courage, I flew down the concrete steps, reaching for the string pull that turned on the naked bulb. I would run to grab the jar of beans, pull the string that immersed the cellar in darkness and climb back up the stairs as fast as possible. I was convinced the dark cellar hid dangerous creatures, some real, some imaginary. Yet, the creepy cellar became our refuge as the dark funnels of clouds barreled through Oklahoma skies. We hid in the dark womb of the dirt cave as the winds spun above, leaving destruction in their wake. I feared the cellar, but I respected its protection. Visions of the old farmhouse merge with my childhood memories, the tentacles intricately entangled. Sixty years of mental snapshots blurred to form a montage of an ordinary but savored life. Time eventually took its toll on the house, leaving leaking faucets, shifting foundations, and squeaking doors. Time took its toll on the people, leaving graying hair, failing memories, and frail bodies. I somehow believed my parents would always be there, time standing still between our visits. My brain tried to warn me, but my heart refused to listen. I miss that old farmhouse. I miss the people who made it home.

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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. No need to drive anywhere. Call (918) 872-1400.

BOOKS

Missing Palm Tree A thrilling collection of 10 short stories from America’s clandestine service written as tribute to a man who spent 13 years as a clandestine agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. Missing Palm Tree by W. Blaine Wheeler is available on Amazon books.

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

Across from Bell Tower – Memorial Park Two plots across from the Bell Tower in Memorial Park Cemetery. Located in section 4, Garden of the Chimes. Each lot is $2200 or make an offer. Call (405) 760-3655 for more information. Ask for Janice. If no answer, please leave name and number. Adjoining Plots in Memorial Park Prime location. Priced to sell. Section 12, Lot 185, 2 Spaces available for $1,500 for each. Call Priscilla (918) 446-0318. Cemetery Lots Floral Haven Prayer Garden 3 each Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. $3,300 each. Block 74D spaces 2,3,4. These can be stacked if desired. Hogle is to the left and Hash to the right while facing the prayer hands. (918) 352-8772. Cemetery Lots Memorial Park, Tulsa Two prime lots in Section 28, Garden of the Apostles. $1,000 for each, will not divide.Shaded by two trees, in the middle of the cemetery. Beautiful view. (918) 697-5505. Cemetery Plots In Memorial Park I have four cemetery plots at Memorial Park. Memorial Park is selling theirs for a little over $1,800 each. I am asking $1,200 each or best offer. Please call Linda at (817) 307-7926.

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Floral Haven Cemetery Garden of Prophets Lot 152A, Unit 1-2, Section 6-North. Two side-by-side, adult, single plots. Close to statuary, trees. Easy visitation access. $4,000 each (current Floral Haven retail $7,000 each). Deed transfer, required outer burial container, gravesite opening and closing fees not included. Sold as set only. (541) 390-8483. Memorial Park – Garden of Devotion Two lots, side-by-side, in Section 45 (Bronze Makers only). Value is $5,700. Will sell as set only for $2,200. Please call (918) 835-4082. Memorial Park – Garden of the Prophets Lot 233, Section 57, Spaces 1 and 2 for $2500. No marker. Owner will pay transfer fee. Call Barbara at (918) 633-2997. Memorial Park Plots For Sale Spaces 5 & 6 Lot 180 Section 37 and spaces 1,2,3,4,5,6 Lot 172 Section 43. Asking $900 each. Buyer pays transfer fee. (918) 284-5089. Six Cemetery Lots for Sale Cemetery lots for sale in Memorial Park Cemetery at 51st and Memorial in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Location in Section 15, Lot 192, Spaces 1-6. Cemetery priced $2,145 per lot. Sale price is $1,700 per lot. Will sell all six together for $9,000! Call (918) 809-1787. If no answer, leave a phone number and message.

CLEANING

Live Beautifully! You Deserve It! Here at Moore Cleaning; we want your house to be beautiful. We have over 19 years experience; and references from our loyal customers. Also offering window cleaning and organizing. We customize our cleaning to meet your needs. Safely cleaning with masks and social distancing if preferred. Reasonable rates. Please call today to set up your appointment. Marybelle Moore (918) 671-5065. Marybellemoore111@gmail.com.

COMPUTER SERVICES

Does Technology Frustrate You? Honest, patient, ethical help with your pc, router, wifi, 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.

FINANCIAL/INSURANCE

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. Need A New Medicare Plan? The Medicare Supplement Store at Promenade Mall is your “One-StopShop” 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. True Freedom Home Care Plans These plans cover assistance with meal prep, bathing, laundry, grocery shopping, medication reminders and more in the privacy and comfort of your own home. No medical underwriting, no claim forms, no deductible, and no age limits. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze plans available nationwide. Call or text Cindy Johnson at (918) 619-5919 to request a mailed copy of the plan brochure or an appointment.

GARDENING/LAWN CARE

AAA Lawns & More Total lawn care. Lawn Mowing. Leaf removal. 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. Kimble Davis Tree Company Family-owned and operated. Specializing in all aspects of tree care: restoration, pruning/ 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, ZTRs, Walk-behinds, UTVs / ATVs. 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.

HOME REPAIR/REMODELING

Allen’s Handyman Services of Tulsa “Your Home Improvement and Repair Specialist.” 22 years 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 and receive an automatic 10% discount....call us now. Bumgartner Plumbing Licensed, with over 40 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. 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. 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. In a Jam? Services Around the home repairs or replacements, inside and out. Fence Repair/Replacement, Power Washing, Gutter Cleanout, Garage/ Attic Cleanout, Haul-off, Leaf/Snow Removal, Staining/Painting, Drywall Patching/Replacement, Tile/Flooring, Deck Repair, and much more! No job is too small, have any questions, please give me a call. Joe Moody (918) 740-7209 INAJAMSERVICES77@gmail.com

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Painting by Charles A Christian painter serving the community for over 20 years. Insured and estimates are free. How about the fresh new look with a new paint job? Call Charles Grim at (918) 430-5706. 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. 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.

HOUSING

Furnished Suites Available – Great Location Two furnished long stay suites are available for $1,350 monthly. Each two-room suite has a private bath, individual heat and air, covered patio, private entry, covered parking, washer & dryer, kitchenette, kingsized bed, cable TV, WiFi, and more. No smoking and no pets. Call Mary. (918) 743-6704.

LEGAL

75 Years Experience in Oklahoma Courts Frasier Law Firm is a full-service Tulsa firm with decades of experience in all Oklahoma courts. We handle all matters, including probate, wills and trusts, personal injury and negligence cases. We have estate planning specialists. Reach us at (918) 584-4724 or frasier@tulsa.com. 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. Whether you are planning your estate or need help with a loved one who may be financially exploited, South Tulsa Law will represent you effectively and compassionately. We work in all areas of estate planning and probate, trusts and trust litigation, guardianship, and elder exploitation. Call (918) 512-1800 or visit www.southtulsalaw.com.

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MEDICAL

Looking for a Personal Care Physician? Whether you need a wellness check, or help with chronic illness like High blood pressure, Diabetes, COPD, or Gout, we are here to help! You can come to our office or we can come to you as your PCP. Give us a call. Next Level Primary Care. 5930 E. 31st St. Ste. 500. (918) 982-NEXT.

MOVERS

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

NOTARY

Notary Services Available 24/7 Notary available. Never closed. Will come to your home. Will go to hospitals, nursing homes, private homes as needed. Call Joanne at (918) 282-8230.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

AFFORDABLE ORGANIZING WITH AN EXECUTIVE TOUCH Too busy to stay organized? Overwhelmed? Return harmony to your home and life. We help with: Downsizing, relocating (pack & unpack). Set up home office, nurseries, dorms. One room or entire house. Monthly maintenance. Disperse unwanted possessions, electronics, chemicals. Seasonal transitioning. Prepare for guests. Call Pat at Organize to Harmonize: (918) 200-5991. 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 businessrelated 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 Christian Compassionate Care Help with meals, light housework, errands anywhere you need to go, walk dogs or maybe you. Call me! Rebecca at (918) 760-5811. 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 Good Day Concierge Custom home-lifestyle services. Hourly-Monthly membership packages. Stay home safety remodeling/safety assessment/ installations/contractor bid collection/job oversight. Home Watch. Declutter/organize/charity/ shredding. Meet-Wait Service. Special Projects Welcome. Mobile notary. 35+ yrs. Real estate sales,

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remodeling contractor, oil and gas engineering & regulatory, home office support. Linnaeus Gardener. Elise Austin (918) 630-5381 www.Gooddayconcierge.com Home Health Services Tulsa’s Affordable Home Care offers compassionate, quality home care services to individuals. We provide the following services: bathing and dressing, companionship, exercise, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, oral and personal hygiene, respite care for family caregivers. Please call (918) 622-7820 and schedule a free consultation!!! 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.

PERSONAL SAFETY

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 37 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 – safe environment. In Home Beauty Services of Tulsa We provide haircutting services to our clients, men and women who are unable to leave their homes, are disabled, in hospice care, or independent living...$25 – $30. Pedicures also available…$45. We make it easy and come to you! Licensed. Contact Sherry (918) 630-6274.

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

Dog Walker The Woof Pack Tulsa: Dependable dog walking services for your fourlegged family in Tulsa. Helping you take care of your furry friends when you’re out! We offer dog walking and pet pop-ins. Insured. Call or text us at (918) 770-6699. Visit our website at www.thewoofpacktulsa.com. 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

Accessible House Rose District, Broken Arrow Aging in place? Beautiful, energy efficient, new ADA-friendly onebedroom house for sale in desirable Rose District, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Asking $200,000. Walkable to downtown, stair-less, RV/ electric car hookups, walker/ wheelchair-friendly thresholds, roll-in shower, wide doorways. (918) 527-6584 Pictures: https:// www.zillow.com/homedetails/218E-Greeley-St-Broken-ArrowOK-74012/22247885_zpid/

SENIOR MOVE

DON’T WANT TO MOVE? Don’t want to move because you’re feeling overwhelmed? You are exactly who I am looking for. Let’s make a plan. #DownsizingMadeEasy. Don’t hesitate. Call Today (918) 605-1480. www.MatureTransitionsOfTulsa.com com

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 a.m., have a short meeting and then play cards. Join us for great fun and fellowship. Questions, call Beverly at (918) 272-1049.

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.

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VACATION SPOT

Family Fun at Meadow Lake Ranch! Stay in one of our authentic log cabins complete with private patios & waterfront views. Enjoy bank fishing, walking trails, & plenty of ranch activities – located just 15 minutes from Downtown Tulsa, & 20 minutes from Keystone Lake. Visit our website for bookings & information! www.meadowlakeranch.com

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Lake Cottage For Rent Fisherman’s Dream One bedroom furnished. Handicapped approved. Utilities paid except electric. Washer & Dryer, Heat & Air. No smoking. No pets. Six month minimum, first & last month required. Credit Check. $750 per month. Inquire: (918) 857-7896. Lake Access. 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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Straight answers to your Medicare questions. Join us at a seminar to learn more about Senior Health Plan – the only Medicare Advantage plan with in-network access to Saint Francis and Ascension St. John. TULSA CommunityCare Senior Center 4720 S. Harvard Ave., Ste. 103 Thursday, September 1 - 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 7 - 10 a.m. Thursday, September 8 - 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10 - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 14 - 10 a.m. Thursday, September 15 - 2 p.m. Monday, September 19 - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 - 10 a.m. Thursday, September 22 - 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 - 10 a.m. Thursday, September 29 - 2 p.m.

Saint Francis South | Bishops Building 10507 E. 91st St., 5th Floor Conference Room Wednesday, September 21 - 9:30 a.m. BROKEN ARROW Ascension St. John Medical Building 1000 W. Boise Cir. Tuesday, September 6 - 9:30 a.m., Room 140 Wednesday, September 21 - 12:30 p.m., Room 145

GLENPOOL Saint Francis Glenpool 140 W. 151st St. South, 2nd Floor Conference Room Wednesday, September 14 - 10 a.m. OWASSO Ascension St. John Medical Building 12451 E. 100th St. North Wednesday, September 21 - 3:30 p.m., Room 170

CLAREMORE Claremore Community Center 3201 N. Sioux Saturday, September 17 - 9 a.m., Room 3 Other seminar locations also available.

Call us today to register to attend a seminar or to learn more. 918-594-5251 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (TTY 1-800-722-0353). www.ccokadvantage.com

For accommodation of persons with special needs at meetings, call 918-594-5251 (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-722-0353). CommunityCare Choice, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CommunityCare Choice, Inc. depends on contract renewal. The Senior Health Plan service area includes Tulsa, Creek, Craig, Hughes, Mayes, Muskogee, McIntosh, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington Counties. Please call Customer Service for assistance at 918-594-5323 (TTY:1-800-722-0353), Monday–Sunday and some holidays from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. October 1–March 31 and Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. April1–September 30. Y0131_2022 SHP Seminar_M