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Page 2 October 2011 CENTER STAFF NEWARK SENIOR CENTER Executive Director The Newark Senior Center enhances the lives of the 50+ community by Carla Grygiel ext. 15 providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit. Secretary 200 White Chapel Drive • Newark, DE 19713 Margaret Fraser ext. 11 Phone: (302) 737-2336 Fax: (302) 737-2636 Social Services Director/ E-mail: email@example.com Caregiver Resource Center Website: www.newarkseniorcenter.com Alexis Morris-Lemar ext. 12 Main Center Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 8:30pm Program Director Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm Katie Rivera ext.19 Reception Desk Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm Program Coordinator Please see Special Activities Calendar on page 42 Heather Mitchell ext. 27 Membership Dues: $30/Year or $300/Lifetime Development Coordinator Jessica Feinberg ext.13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Newsletter Coordinator President: Veronica Rempusheski Vice President: John Suchanec Kate Hajec Treasurer: Bill Latham Secretary: Gail Chickersky Food Service Director Robert Anderson Shirley Anderson Patricia Brill Raymond Williams ext. 17 Connie Cecil Lynda Daring Vance Funk Janice Holton Polly Sierer Mark Sisk Nutrition Director Sara Jane Spaulding Bertha Tosh Steve Wheat Erin Hook Beverly Wise MOW Assistant Stefanie Popejoy ext. 16 If you have any suggestions, comments or ideas for the NSC Newsletter please give them to Margaret Fraser, Secretary or email Food Service Staff to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rhonda Faison Diana Ferrara Angela Suglia TABLE OF CONTENTS Mark Thomas The Arts 22 Jitney Jaunts 15 Accountant Calendar of Events 41 - 42 Kitchen News 34 Mercedia Green ext. 22 Clubs and Groups 19 Lifestyle Connections 32 Facility Director Wendell Davis ext. 26 Community News 40 Member News 8 - 11 Facility Assistant Computer Club 21 Menu 43 Sterdie Maxwell Computer Courses 20 New Horizons 26 - 28 Site Managers Bruce Zabel Day Trips 16 - 17 Resource Center 30 - 31 Bus Drivers Donations and Contributions 6 Social Services Available 33 Bill Hart Extended Trips 18 Support Groups 29 Robert Smith Michael Stokes Games 41 Transportation 7 Gabe Woods Gift Shoppe 23 Upcoming Events 4, 13 Healthy Active Living 36 - 39 Volunteer News 14 *NOTE: The advertisements in the NSC News are paid advertisements and are not endorsed by the NSC. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 3 Dear Friends, The News Journal recently featured an article about two University of Delaware professors who have developed a Social Security tool. We are very pleased to have them do a presentation at the Center on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00pm. Please tell friends, neighbors and children who may be nearing retirement age. This is a great opportunity to find out how to make the appropriate selections to optimize Social Security benefits. Anyone is welcome to attend and the event is free. Please register at the Reception Desk. Details about this program can be found on page 31. The United Way recently kicked off the annual campaign. The theme is “Live United - Give. Advocate. Volunteer.” Please take this opportunity to advocate for the NSC by encouraging friends and family members to designate the Newark Senior Center, 0443. This is a simple way to support the NSC or other nonprofits throughout the community. We receive slightly more than $40,000 each year to help support our Meals on Wheels and Transportation programs. We are also very fortunate to have several local companies who volunteer through the United Way Days of Caring during the month of October. We are very grateful for the support of so many throughout our community. The Center is very busy during the month of October with our Fall Sale; so many of our members volunteer No programs or classes will be held on for this great event. We are also very grateful for the October 26th, 27th and 28th. donations of good saleable items that help us to raise No bus service on Wednesday, October 26th. needed funds each year. It is such a great feeling to No disruption to the Pool, Fitness Center and clean out that closet, drawer or jewelry box. We can Lunch programs. make room for the things we really enjoy and also pass things along that can benefit others. Have a wonderful fall! Did You Know… ~ Last year the NSC received more than $60,000 of general donations to help meet GOLD – We welcome the donation of odd pieces of the operating expenses for the programs gold jewelry. You may feel that it is not worth the and services at the Center. ~ Last year the overall payroll expense at the trip to the jeweler but if many of our members NSC rose only .3%. The NSC portion of the donate that single earring or broken chain, it could cost of providing health care to full time result in a substantial benefit. Please bring staff rose 14%. donations of jewelry to Margaret or Katie in the main office. VETERANS DAY DISPLAY- Alexis Morris is ~ Last year our electric costs rose 16%. Please be sure to turn out the lights when you leave a room. interviewing veterans for a special Veterans Day display. We would like to feature your story. We ~ If it doesn’t end in “.gov” for example encourage our women veterans to participate in this medicare.gov, it is not an official website. project. More information on page 30. Beware of scams that may have a .com LOOK FOR THE “GIVING TREE” IN DECEMBER. ending and charge for services that are free through the official .gov or government site. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 4 October 2011 BECOME A FAN OF THE NEWARK SENIOR CENTER Upcoming Events ON FACEBOOK As a fan of the Newark Senior Center you will be FOR THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND automatically updated on various news and ANY CHANGES OF ACTIVITIES IN THE activities going on at the Center. To do this log CENTER, LOOK FOR OUR DIGITAL DISPLAY onto your FB account and search for the Newark IN THE LOBBY OF THE CENTER! Senior Center in the search bar at the top of the page. Go to the NSC fan page and click “Like”. SAVE THE DATES! BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB OCTOBER: 10:00am – 1:00pm Monday, October 17th and 27th - 29th - Fall Sale Wednesday, October 19th Save $10 on the NOVEMBER: annual membership fee(regularly $50) – Now $40! Plus, get 3 months FREE – 15 months total. Every 22nd - Thanksgiving Celebration BJ’s membership includes a 2nd membership card 24th and 25th - Center Closed for Thanksgiving DECEMBER for a household member at no extra charge. Become a new member or renew. $5 of every membership 23rd – Crab Cake Sale pickup benefits the NSC. FOURTH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION SATURDAY HOURS Tuesday, November 22nd 5:00pm – 7:00pm October 1st and 15th 10:00am - 2:00pm Elder Aaron L. Harris and the Ekklesia Fellowship JEWELRY PRESALE! Center Family would like to invite NSC members, friends, and neighbors to attend our “FREE” Fourth Friday, October 7th 10:30am Annual Thanksgiving Celebration. We will be Come sneak a peek at the Jewelry Box before the serving a hot Thanksgiving meal at the Newark Flea Market! Senior Center. This will be on a first come first serve IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER INFORMATION! basis, with the maximum being 190 individuals (due NEWSLETTER ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS to limited space). Special thanks to the Newark All November Newsletter article submissions Senior Center’s staff and the Food Bank of Delaware need to be received by October 6th, 5:00pm. for partnering with us for this celebration. If you You may either drop off submissions to have questions, or would like to make donations, Margaret Fraser, Secretary or email them to please contact Stephanie Davis-Harris at (302)287- email@example.com 2525, Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. NS C POKER NIGHT ~Thank You! No Cost. Open to the public. PICK UP YOUR NEWSLETTER EARLY in the Lobby on the following dates: October 21st & 24th from 9:00am - 1:00pm If you do not pick up your Newsletter on the listed day, your Newsletter will be mailed October 25th. Friday, October 21st 6:30pm Volunteers are needed to help with mailing on October 25th, 8:00am - 10:00am in Evergreen C. Please walk in that day if interested. COMPLIMENTARY DINNER! PLEASE NOTE: All new trips/classes/programs will be available for registration starting on the WE HAVE A NEED FOR NEED FOR KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS. first of the month. PLEASE CONTACT JESSICA FEINBERG EXT. 13 Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 5 Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 6 October 2011 In Memory of Ann B. McAlpine Donations Please thank our donors for their Mr. and Mrs. Robert McAlpine support of the Center In Memory of Harry Reynolds Patricia Twilley In Honor of Bob Bloom Thank you to the following generous individuals Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taggart who contributed from August 9, 2011 through September 2, 2011: In Appreciation of Ralph Cavanaugh’s Appraisal Services In Support of NSC Services Katherine Saunders Harvey MacClary, Virginia Baker, Carolyn Barnes, Louis Benson, Mary Beth Brocklebank, Mr. and In Support of Updating Lobby Furniture Mrs. Frank Forster, George and Margaret Grundy, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ferguson and Dr. Aletha Arline Gulli, Dale Meyer, Hazel Morris, Jane Steele, Scarangello GROUP CONTRIBUTIONS Joseph Stefanowicz, Wings of Faith Chariots of Fire, Sandra Willoughby, Arlene Zappo We appreciate the donations that many groups make In Memory of Dave Hutton to the Center in an effort to offset the cost of main- Senior Surfers taining the building. In Memory of Mary Southwick For the month of August 2011: Julie Busick Wednesday Pinochle Friday Pinochle In Memory of Edward Dingilian Mah Jongg Cards Anyone Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford Cribbage Canasta Scrabble Shuffleboard and Billiards Monday Bridge Friday Bridge NSC WISH LIST Bingo Table Tennis Here are some items that would be of help at Computer Club Let’s Dance the Center: Book Group Stamp Group Walk Our Land Chess Club Gift Cards to Staples to support the purchase of: Golf Club Chess Club • Various office supplies B & B Investment Club To support the Special Events and daily operation Total Donations for the month were $939.40. of the Center, Gift Cards to: GOODSEARCH: ANOTHER EASY WAY TO HELP NSC! • BJs • ShopRite • Acme • Pathmark • Lowes • Home Depot Search the internet and help raise money for the NSC. Make www.goodsearch.com your page for all • (Snack-sized) chips, pretzels, cookies, crackers, of you searching. Go to www.goodsearch.com and candy then on the middle of the page where it says “Who • Cases of soda – Coke, Pepsi in regular, diet, and caffeine-free varieties do you goodsearch for?” type in “Newark Senior • 30 4x6 acrylic table top sign holders Center” and click “Verify”. Once you have verified (to advertise our special events) NSC, every time you search through • Dry-erase markers, erasers goodsearch.com money will be donated to the NSC. • Reams of white or colored copier paper You can also shop through www.goodshop.com and • Commercial-grade clothing racks a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the • Lockable cabinets for the storage room Center. Questions? Please contact Jessica at • Mystery prizes for BINGO - Value \ $10 -$20. 737-2336 or firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 7 MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE October 15th – December 7th NEWARK SENIOR CENTER IT’S EARLIER NOW *No bus service on the Wednesday, 10/26 Your health needs change from year to year. And, your Option 1: Individuals must be a member of the health plan may change the benefits and costs each year Newark Senior Center to ride the Center bus too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare and need to sign up at least 24 hours in choices every year. Open Enrollment is the one time of advance. Service is door to door. year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new *Tickets: $10 for a book of 10 tickets benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their available for purchase at the Reception Desk. coverage. * Bus Service is available on Monday, Tuesday, There’s never been a better time to check out Medicare Wednesday, and Friday for all routes. coverage. There are new benefits available for all people * The bus leaves the Center at 8:00am to begin with Medicare – whether you choose Original Medicare pick ups. or a Medicare Advantage plan – including lower * The bus departs from the Center at 2:00pm prescription costs, wellness visits, and preventive care. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Take advantage of Open Enrollment and you may be able 1:00pm on Fridays – or when entertainment to save money, get better coverage, or both. concludes on celebration days. What is the benefit of having and earlier enrollment Bus Routes: Bus Service is available on Monday, period? Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for all routes. Starting this year, Open Enrollment starts earlier – on City of Newark route: Local, City of Newark. October 15th – and lasts longer (7 full weeks) to give you Pike Creek route: From the City of Newark to enough time to review and make changes to your coverage. But, also starting this year, you will need to Rt. 7 and Rt. 2. make your final selection for next year’s Medicare Bear route: From the City of Newark to Rt. 71, coverage by December 7th. This change ensures Rt. 72 and Rt. 896. Medicare has enough time to process your choice, so Option 2: The NSC is on the City of Newark your coverage can begin without interruption on January Unicity bus routes. This bus service is free of 1st. charge but only services the official City of It’s worth it to take the time to review and compare, but Newark limits. Schedules are posted on the you don’t have to do it alone. If you typically use the bulletin board in the kitchen hallway. Schedules December holidays to discuss health care options with are also available at www.cityofnewarkde.us. family or friends, plan now to move that conversation earlier. And remember that Medicare is available to help. Option 3: The DART fixed-route bus stop is approximately ½ block from the Center. • Visit www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan to compare your current coverage with all of the options that are available Schedules are available in the lounge at the in your area, and enroll in a new plan if you decide to Center. Schedules are also available at make a change. www.dartfirststate.com. • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24-hours a Option 4: day/7 days a week to find out more about your coverage If qualified, members can take the DART options. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. paratransit service. • Review the Medicare & You 2012 handbook. It is Shopping: mailed to people with Medicare in September. • Get one-on-one help from your State Health Insurance Friday mornings at the College Square Assistance Program (SHIP). Visit Shopping Center. www.medicare.gov/contacts or call 1-800-MEDICARE to Pick-up and drop-off at the East Entrance. get the phone number. *Redeem your completed bus ticket for a free This message is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health cup of soup at lunchtime! & Human Services. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 8 October 2011 WHY SHOULD I PRE-REGISTER? - Often, in the Member News newsletter, you will be asked to register at the Reception Desk. It is important that you do so for THE NSC DOES NOT SELL OR GIVE ITS several reasons. 1 – We sometimes cancel a MEMBERSHIP LIST TO ANY OTHER ENTITY. class/trip due to low registration. If you are interested and do not sign up, you might miss out ATTENTION NSC MEMBERS - For safety reasons on a class/trip that you are interested in. 2 – If a please do not use the outside entrance door to the class is cancelled and you are not registered, we can’t Fitness Center when arriving or leaving the Center call you to notify you of the cancellation. Then you due to safety reasons. The Fitness Center door is to come to the Center and are disappointed that you be used only for members using the Fitness Center. have made the trip for a cancelled class. 3 – Instructors will often ask us for a number of SIGN IN AT THE PODIUMS - Please sign in or scan registrations. This helps them to prepare for the your new key fob at the station located outside of class and make the appropriate number of handouts. Evergreen A near the Gift Shop. We are in the 4 – Room assignments might be able to be adjusted process of distributing key fobs – stop in and get to accommodate a smaller or larger group, but this yours today. It is very important that you have a too depends on the number of registrations. current membership to participate in NSC programs Please help us to help you and register at the and activities. Thank you for your cooperation. Reception Desk for the classes and programs you are interested in. Thank you! RECEPTION DESK - The Reception Desk is manned by dedicated volunteers who are here to assist you. SENIOR DISCOUNTS – Please visit our website – You can help the process if when you come in, you www.newarkseniorcenter.com and go to the Senior have a list of the programs you want to register for Links tab to see a great list of restaurants and stores and corresponding page number from the that offer senior discounts. COMPUTER LAB OPEN FOR ALL NSC MEMBERS - newsletter. We ask that if the desk is busy, you limit yourself to four programs at a time. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. We remind you that the NSC computer laboratory is LOST AND FOUND - If you are missing your car open twice a week for use by all members of the Senior Center. The open hours are Monday, keys, a watch, jewelry, etc., please ask the Reception 11:30am to 1:00pm and Wednesday, 12:30pm to Desk volunteers for assistance to check out the lost 2:00pm. Come in and Surf the Web, Check your and found. email, read the latest news online, or browse some OPEN-DOOR POLICY - Please know that if you have online magazines. Please take advantage of this modern facility. Assistance by volunteer monitors questions or concerns about the Newark Senior will be limited - we are all still learning. Center I will do my best to try to address them. Carla Grygiel, Executive Director The equipment is provided and maintained by the NSC Computer Club (Senior Surfers), whose SUGGESTION BOX - Located at the Reception Desk. members volunteer to monitor the lab during these Please sign your name so that staff may respond to hours. Both Apple Macs and Windows PCs are your suggestion. available. To listen to online music, videos, TV and NOTARY SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE! podcasts, please bring your own earphones. For specialized devices (slide converter, VHS tape to Please call Mercedia Green at 737-2336 x22 to DVD, or Audio records to CD, etc) a few club schedule an appointment. This is a free service for hobbyists and our “gurus” can guide you during members. NSC Computer Club Member hours (Mondays Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 9 1:00pm to 4:00pm). Senior Surfer Membership costs charging a nominal fee of $15 to help pay for her $5 per year. gas. If you are interested in contacting her, please GREETING CARD EXCHANGE - We have an call Carla at 737-2336 x15. assortment of greeting cards available at the JUNK MAIL SCAMS – If you are receiving junk mail Reception Desk. Blank cards and Christmas cards that is asking for money in exchange for free gifts or are also available in the library. At the end of the winnings, or checks requiring you to wire money, blank cards are post cards and miscellaneous items. call the U.S. Postal Inspector Service at 877-876- To donate cards please bring them to Margaret 2455, choose option 4, report it then throw it away. SENIOR ROLL CALL is a daily telephone reassurance Fraser, Secretary. Thank you everyone who have donated. ANTIQUE APPRAISALS - Do you have an antique at program to check on the safety of seniors in New Castle County. Senior roll call checks on senior home that you would like to have appraised? Ralph subscribers daily with a prerecorded message. The Cavanaugh is available to come to your home service is available to individuals 55 and older, (transportation required), you only need to make a disabled and individuals with unique medical needs. donation to the Center. Please contact Ralph at There is no cost for the program. If you are 737-0180 to make arrangements. interested in a Senior Roll call for yourself or your PAYING IT FORWARD - A member of the Center and loved one please call New Castle County Police Senior roll call life line at 302-395-8159. SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT ESTIMATOR - instructor of our “Fix-It” class is offering to help members of the NSC with small projects around the house. This effort is directed toward people who Millions of people have used the Retirement cannot afford the standard market rate for Estimator. You may try it yourself at contractors and are on a limited income. She will be www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 10 October 2011 IT IS TIME TO DECLUTTER! Member News con’t Are you feeling crowded by “things” you’ve collected over the years? Do some of your PRE-EXISTING CONDITION HEALTH CARE COVERAGE “treasures” pose a risk to tripping or falling? Do you struggle to find a home for As of July 1, the federally-administered Pre-Existing some of the items you don’t use anymore, Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) makes health but are still in good condition? The Newark insurance coverage easier and more affordable, Senior Center Fall Sale is the perfect lowering premiums by 40% in some states. Eligible solution to your dilemmas. Donations are enrollees receive primary and specialty care, hospital sold during a 3 day flea market – your care, prescription drugs, home health and hospice items will find a new, loving home, the care, skilled nursing care, preventive health and maternity care. Visit www.pcip.gov for information on services and enrollment or call 1-866-717-5826 Center will benefit financially, and you will (TTY 1-866-561-1604. be free of the clutter in your home – EVERYBODY WINS! RAFFLE - 50/50 Tickets are available at the Reception Desk for both the 50/50 and raffle. They are $1 each, or, 6 for $5. The raffle has three winners. 1st place is 2 tickets to the EAGLES vs. ARIZONA game on the 45 yard line, row 8, in the upper deck, or $125 cash. 2nd and 3rd place prizes are a $50 gift certificate to the "OUTBACK", or an EAGLES or NFL blanket. You could win up to $200 in the 50/50. The drawing is October 29th. You need not be present to win, or a member of the NSC to enter. MEMBER OF THE MONTH Kara Lieberman bers of the Center and staff. By Christine Yacyshyn Outside of the Center, Kara loves to read and also enjoys music and sports. She has a wide variety of Kara is originally from interests in regards to different literary genres, and Louisville, Kentucky, and has some of her favorite authors include John Grisham, lived in Michigan, prior to Nora Roberts, James Patterson, and Danielle Steele. moving to Delaware. She Kara is a huge baseball fan, rooting for the New remembers coming to the York Mets (she followed the 1969 World Series Newark Senior Center for the team), the Orioles, and the Phillies. She is also first day on August 25, 2008, interested in golf, tennis, and horse racing, and her first day of playing following the Triple Crown. On her iPod, Kara Bingo at the Center was August 27 of that same enjoys a wide variety of artists, including such year. Kara enjoys coming to the Newark Senior artists as the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Center to meet new people and says that she has and Barry Manilow. made a lot of new friends here. When at the Center, Kara enjoys the arm chair exercises, Brain Boosters If you would like to be highlighted in an upcoming and Bingo, as well as the Friday Shopping Trips. She newsletter or you know another member with an really enjoys the Brain Boosters program, and is interesting story please contact Jessica Feinberg at very good at the trivia. Additionally, Kara helps out 737-2336 ext. 13 or at Bingo, selling the cards and wishing everyone email@example.com. ‘good luck’. Kara enjoys interacting with the mem- Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. C ha ng es t o M ed icare October 2011 Page 11 If you feel that you are not updated on the latest changes in healthcare, you are not alone. It can be hard at times to follow the constantly revised system in the United States, so this article focuses on the most recent revisions in Medicare that can help you decide what kind of healthcare best fits your needs. Last year, the Affordable Care Act was passed that created new benefits for Medicare recipients, and they are available now! Most of these benefits provide free or low-cost preventative care and help to cover your monthly prescription drug costs. If you are currently enrolled in the original Medicare health plan, you are eligible for many free services, including: - A “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam (figure out a health plan with your doctor!) - An annual wellness exam - Flu and pneumococcal vaccines (recommended annually) - Bone-mass measurements - Smoking cessation counseling (it’s never too late to quit!) - Screenings for cancer (colorectal, prostate, breast) - HIV screening - Hepatitis B vaccine - Blood tests for heart disease - Diabetes screening Please take advantage of these services! These services are all covered at 100% of the Medicare-approved amount. If your doctor or clinic participates in Medicare (most do) all you have to do is make an appointment. You won’t have to pay up front or get reimbursed later. Medicare Advantage health plans do not have to provide these services until 2012 (although most do) so double check your Medicare Advantage plans before making an appointment. If you don’t know what Medicare plan you have, call (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227) and a representative will be able to answer any questions you may have. You will need your Medicare number located on your red, white, and blue Medicare card. Once you call, an automatic system will ask you to say your Medicare number and then it will direct you to a live representative. Ask: Could you tell me whether I have original Medicare or Medicare Advantage? Once you figure out what plan you have and realize that another plan better suits your individual needs, you have the control to change it! The open enrollment dates to JOIN/SWITCH/DROP your plan is set for this year starting October 15th - December 7th. Coverage will begin January 1, 2012. Changes after January 1st are possible, but will be less flexible than if you changed your plan during the first dates, and are available only until February 14th. It will be of value to look at your options during every fall enrollment period. Some important questions to ask are: - Has my current plan changed? - Are my doctors and drugs still listed for coverage? - How do the premiums (if any) and projected out-of-pocket health expense, compare with the original Medicare? Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 12 October 2011 Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 13 NSC FALL SALE to benefit the Newark Senior Center October 27th – 29th THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 5:00PM - 7:30PM 5:00pm: Subs by Angie Cost: $6 (includes Chips and Drink) Friday, October 28th 9:00am - 7:30pm Lunch: 11:45am-12:45pm Cost: $5 (Free fruit punch or Sugar Free Ice Tea) ~ 7 inch Three Cheese Pizza with Side Salad, Olives, Whole Pepperoncini, and Homemade Croutons ~ Italian Sausage Sandwich, Onions, Peppers and Homemade Potato Salad ~ Root Beer Float $1.50 ~ Warm Cookie Sundae $1.50 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Cost: $7 Sponsored by the Newark Lions Club Saturday, October 29th 9:00am - Noon All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast to benefit Meals on Wheels at NSC: 8:00am - 11:00am HELP US! Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 GET THE WORD OUT! Do you or a family member live in a BAKED GOODS NEEDED high traffic area? Please consider Cakes, Pies, Cupcakes, Bread, Candy, Fudge, Cookies putting a lawn sign in your front Please help the Bakery Booth by contributing a yard (private property only!) for the homemade item. If you have never donated or been week of the sale so we can let the called to bake, please leave your name and phone entire community know about this number at the Reception Desk. Others will be called. valuable fundraiser. Lawn signs will Please bring all contributions to the NSC cafeteria be available after October 1st, anytime after 10am on Thursday, October 27th or after please seen a staff member to get 9am on Friday, October 28th. Thank you for donating yours! your time and talents. We appreciate your support. ~Thank you for your help! DONATED ITEMS NEEDED Starting, Monday, October 3rd Last day to drop off donations: Monday, October 24th ITEMS MUST BE IN CLEAN AND IN NEW OR GENTLY USED CONDITION. We are looking for antiques, collectibles, art, small furniture, accessories, electronics, sporting goods, toys, household goods, books, linens, craft materials, and clothing for men, women and children. Please bring your donations to the lounge. Jewelry will be accepted at any time, please bring it to Katie Rivera’s office. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 14 October 2011 POKER NIGHT Volunteer News Friday, October 21st 6:30pm Join us for Poker night on the 3rd Friday of each Please contact Jessica Feinberg, 737-2336 ext month. Players and Volunteer dealers wanted! This 13, firstname.lastname@example.org to is a great opportunity to brush up on your poker discuss volunteer opportunities. game before you head out to the casinos! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PROJECTS TO ASSIST NONPROFITS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE NEWARK SENIOR CENTER Do you have expertise to share? Then Project Gardeners- A very special thank you to our long Consultants for Nonprofits (PCN) needs you! PCN time volunteer gardener Jim and his new helper is a group of volunteers 50+ with varying skills and Lou for the beautiful gardens that look better than experience who assist local nonprofits with ever! short-term projects. PCN meets at NSC every other Wednesday morning. Time commitment is flexible. Facility Maintenance Assistance Needed - Projects have included: writing a training manual, Volunteer help is needed to help with various helping to set up an on-line lending library, market projects around the Center including painting, research, focus groups, and writing a minor repair projects and more. communications plan. If you are interested please If you are interested any of these volunteer contact Jessica Feinberg at 302-737-2336 ext. 13 or opportunities please contact Jessica Feinberg at email@example.com 737-2336 ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP RSVP is a volunteer program sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The program places adults 55-years and older into service opportunities with non-profit organizations throughout New Castle County. Their staff can match you with volunteer opportunities that best fit your skills and interests. The benefits to being an RSVP member include: • Meeting new people • Free, supplemental accident, liability and automobile insurance during the time you are volunteering • Tracking of your volunteer hours • Recognition for number of hours served at annual recognition event The Newark Senior Center is a RSVP station. If you are interested in becoming a member of RSVP or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Jessica Feinberg at 737-2336 ext. 13 or stop by her office to pick up an application. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 15 village of Bethlehem as camels, horses, donkeys and Jitney Jaunts villagers surround you. Witness the beauty and majesty of angels worshipping in heaven, and The bus is limited to sixteen members and there is no proclaiming to shepherds, "The Savior is born!" restroom on the bus. There will be no tour guide on the Miracle of Christmas has become a family tradition, so trips. Pick-up will be at the East Entrance of the Center. this holiday, follow the star and arrive early to enjoy Minimum: 12 people, Maximum: 16 people. *When an interactive experience! Cost:$90 dining as a group, please keep in mind that some The Gift Shoppe establishments will include gratuity of up to 18%. Newark’s best kept secret... No wait-lists unless otherwise noted. Jitney Jaunts are for NSC members only. Payment Due Upon Registration. at the Newark Senior Center No refunds for cancellations. No phone reservations will be accepted. DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, WILMINGTON REGULAR HOURS: Thursday, October 13th 10:15am-2:30pm Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 3:30pm Join us for a colorful journey through 100 years of art, The Gift Shoppe is stocking up for the Fall Season pop culture and history on a guided tour led by one of and upcoming Holidays. the museum’s expert docents. After the tour, enjoy lunch on your own at the museum’s café. Hurry! Creative Halloween items including cards. New Seating is limited to 16. Cost: $17 - Bus and Tour fall wreaths and other floral arrangements. SUGARHOUSE CASINO, PHILADELPHIA, PA Christmas items will be arriving now thru December—sure you will be able to find a Thursday, October 20th 9:00 am- 5:00 pm wonderful gift for that special someone. You will receive a bonus of $10 free slot play and $5 Ornaments and many other small items sure to food credit. Cost: $16 - bus only. please. Please Note: A waitlist is available if the first bus sells out. If we get a minimum of 12 additional people we Beautiful handcrafted baskets and totes of all sizes will run a second bus. and colors. Placemats, decorative hanging towels, NEW! KRAZY KAT’S, WILMINGTON beautiful artfully crafted selection of jewelry. Corian boards, wood crafts of exceptional value Thursday, November17th 11:00am-2:00pm along with our great selection of afghans, infant This popular Monchanin Village restaurant comes sweater sets,embroidered pillowcases, picture highly recommended by several of our members. frames, greeting cards and so much more. Zagats Survey calls it a “whimsical” yet “classy” country inn. It received 26 out of 30 points as “Best Stop by the Gift Shoppe to peruse all items on Rated Top Food in Delaware”. Cost: $7.50-bus only. display. MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS, SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE New crafters are welcomed to present their unique Thursday, December 15th 9:45am – 4:30pm items on Consignment Day. Come join your NSC friends as we celebrate the Consignment Days: 1st Tuesday of each month - season at our 3rd Annual Holiday Jitney. Enjoy a unless otherwise noted from 9:30am - Noon. wonderful lunch smorgasbord at the Hershey Farm Tuesday, October 4th, November 1st and Restaurant before making your way to the Sight and December 6th Sound Theatre for a one o’clock show. As the Wise Thank you for your continuing support of the Men and shepherds did so long ago, follow the star to NSC Gift Shoppe witness the miraculous truth of the Savior's birth! Journey back in time and experience the bustling 30% of all sales are donated to the NSC. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 16 October 2011 Day Trips Please sign up for trips as soon as possible and at least 40 days prior to trip. Payments to the bus and destinations are due 1 -2 months before a trip. Late TRAVELERS TRIP POLICY registrations can lead to the cancellation of many trips. If you have questions please contact Heather ext. 27. • REGISTER IN PERSON OR BY PHONE, FELL’S POINT FUN FESTIVAL, BALTIMORE, MD MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00am - 4:00pm • The times listed in the Newsletter for each specific trip are the scheduled departure and the return time to NSC. Saturday, October 1st 9:45am – 7:00pm Arrive at least 15 minutes before the designated time for Member Cost: $57 Non-Member Cost: $67 departure. Something for every member of the family at this • Park in the back of the building in the last rows of the 45th Annual Event. Five stages featuring gospel, parking lot. • Payment in full is due at registration for DAY trips. barbershop, rock and roll, jazz, blues, folk, Cajun, Phone reservation is available; however, a credit card bluegrass, country, dancing and much more!! Family payment is required. If sending in a payment by check, and Children’s areas spotlight a variety of please note that you will be added to the trip once your entertainment and creative activities to delight payment is received at NSC. Include the name of the trip children of all ages. Food: 40+ food vendors in 4 and the trip date on your check as well as the names of food courts with epicurean delights from around the each member/participant and their address/phone world... definitely not “festival food”. Members may number and the emergency contact person/phone also choose to take the water taxi over to the inner number for each person in your party. We ask that you harbor (not included). CREATIVE TRAVEL sign up no more than four people at one time. REMBRANDT AND THE FACE OF JESUS, • Some trips may be scheduled for more than one time PHILADELPHIA ART MUSEUM throughout the calendar year. If you are currently on the *SOLD OUT, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE* waiting list for a specific trip and the same trip is scheduled again for another date, you are not automatically put on the list for that trip. You must call Thursday, October 6th 9:00am – 4:30pm and register for each date. Member Cost: $75 Non-Member Cost: $85 • Extended Trips: Deposit is due at registration and date Lunch on your own. for final payment is listed on flyer and in the Newsletter. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the designated time for departure. THE BENEFITS OF TRAVELING • AN EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME/PHONE NUMBER IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVELERS. • REFUNDS – will not be given for cancellations unless seat/tickets can be resold. Refund in the form of credits • Gives us the opportunity to disconnect from will be given for cancelled trips costing $15 or less. our regular life. • INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE – The • Provides much needed relaxation. Newark Senior Center will make every effort to secure • Increases our knowledge and widens our per wheel-chair lift charter buses to accommodate spective. individuals with disabilities. Please notify Receptionist • New experiences increase our resourcefulness. when you make your reservation. Due to the limited • Creates memories that will last a life time, availability of these buses in Delaware, NSC members especially if you travel with family or friends. must reserve seating 48 hours prior to trip. Individuals • Provides tremendous opportunities for fun, requiring assistance to meet their basic needs must travel with a companion. A paid reservation must also be adventure and discovery. placed for this companion to ensure seating. • Gets your blood flowing because it requires you to be active and alert. Take a trip now, don’t wait! Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 17 TRUMP CASINO, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ NEW! KIMMEL CENTER, THE PHILADELPHIA Thursday, November 3rd 8:00am – 6:00pm ORCHESTRA (LECTURE LUNCHEON) Member Cost: $35 Non-Member Cost: $45 Friday, April 13th 9:45am – 5:30pm Bonus: $20 Slot Play. Please bring driver’s Member Cost:$120 Non-Member Cost: $130 license/State ID to redeem coupon voucher. Enjoy BRONFMAN AND PETRUCHKA, Gilbert Varga the Casino, boardwalk or a day on the beach! Over conductor; Yefim Bronfman piano. 200 new slots! MENDOLSSOHN Herbrides Overture; BARTOK FOLLIES, BROADWAY MUSICAL – NYC Piano Concerto No. 1; STRAVINSKY Petrushka. Prior to the performance, a lecture/luncheon is held Saturday, November 12th 7:30am – 7:30pm at the Double Tree Hotel, which is included. Member Cost: $240 Non-Member Cost: $250 Lecturer: Tim Ribchester, Conductor, Pianist, A Beautiful musical, with songs by Stephen Writer/Broadcaster, AVA, Philadelphia Orchestra Sondheim, starring Bernadette Peters and Jan Company, University of Pennsylvania. Celebrity Maxwell in this limited engagement production. Guest: Julianne Baird, Singer and Educator of Follies concerns a group of former “Follies” stars Baroque Music. Central Orchestra Seating. Don’t who return to the site of their former glory, in a miss out on this wonderful day with a lower rate theater about to be demolished. Old wounds than last year! resurface as two Follies stars and their husbands SOME WALKING INVOLVED. reassess their lives and what could have been. We have orchestra seats and a buffet lunch before the show at Oscar’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel! 4 SEASONS TOURS RADIO CITY, CHRISTMAS SHOW *SOLD OUT, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE* Tuesday, November 29th 8:15am – 6:30pm Member Cost: $153 Non-Member Cost: $163 Enjoy lunch at L’Allegria Restaurant, choice of entrée. Enjoy a 2pm performance of the Radio City Spectacular. Orchestra seats and many new acts in the show. 4 SEASONS TOURS NEW YORK ON YOUR OWN Wednesday, December 7th 7:00am – 8:30pm Member Cost: $60 Non-Member Cost: $70 Drop-off and pick-up at two locations: 46th and Broadway for Theatre District – ½ price matinee tickets or 82nd and 5th for Metropolitan Museum of Please check out the menu on Art. page 43 new selections this month! The NSC is the best deal in town with freshly prepared items every day! Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 18 October 2011 See the 'Boys of Summer' getting ready for the Extended Trips season in the excitement of SPRING TRAINING. Cheering for the Phillies is a MUST; also enjoy the ~ DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL O's, Yankees and more at three different stadiums. EXTENDED TRIPS UPON REGISTRATION Four days of baseball at the parks with independent ~ FLYERS IN LOBBY WITH FULL lunch and time. A deluxe dinner cruise in Tampa. INFORMATION ON ALL THE TRIPS. Heading home an unforgettable overnight at the Jekyll Island Club plus a guided tram tour of the BEST OF BOSTON island. Many highlights on this spring adventure!!! *CANCELLED* SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE CHRISTMAS AT THE OGLEBAY RESORT, WV AND March 19th – 31st HOLIDAY MAGIC IN PITTSBURGH After October 1st, 2011 rooms are subject to *SOLD OUT WAIT LIST AVAILABLE* availability December 7th – 10th Outside stateroom: $1,572pp Double: $791pp Single: $1,028pp Balcony stateroom: $2261pp Deposit: $100 pp due upon registration *Single Supplement please call Heather or Barbara Final Payment is due October 28th at (800)458-1030. 4 SEASONS TOURS Deposit: $450pp due upon registration Roundtrip transportation to Baltimore, MD where ROSE BOWL PARADE, CALIFORNIA you will board and enjoy a 13 day cruise on the December 29th - January 3rd Enchantress of the Seas. This Royal Caribbean ship Double: $2,050 pp Single: $2,300 pp has many amenities; such as Broadway style theatre, Deposit: $150 pp due upon registration casino, pools, restaurants, indoor/outdoor pool, etc. Final payment is due by October 7th The many stops include Tortola, B.V.I.; St. John, Many things to do: choose between the Getty Antigua; Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas; San Museum or Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee (a private island). before being whisked away to a New Year’s Eve 4 SEASONS TOURS SAN ANTONIO GETAWAY, TEXAS dinner and Dance Gala. The next day get up close with the floats and smell the roses. This is the 123rd Anniversary of the parade that will be enjoyed from November 2nd – 6th, 2012 grandstand seating. Enjoy a farewell dinner on the Double: $1,609pp Single:$1,909pp Historic RMS Queen Mary. With plenty of time in After 5/4/12 - Double: $1,709pp Single: $2,009pp between to enjoy California on your own. Tips not Deposit: $310 pp due upon registration included. CREATIVE TRAVEL Registration Cut Off: July 4th, 2012 Final Payment is due by September 9th, 2012 NEW! SPRING TRAINING-PLAY BALL! FLORIDA Visit the Alamo, an authentic dude ranch, a guided March 11th - 20th cruise along the Paseo del Rio, see the birth place of Double: $1,763pp Single: $2,305pp Lyndon B. Johnson, visit the “Cowboy Capital of the Deposits: $100 pp due upon registration. World”, and much more!!! Plus experience one of a *Must be received no later than December 31st. kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace. 10 days/9 nights - A fun getaway to warm sunshine 5 meals included: 4 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners and America's favorite pastime! Enroute to COLLETTE VACATIONS Clearwater, FL, enjoy a lovely evening in historic Savannah, GA with a memorable morning guided tour of the city; independent time in St. Augustine. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 19 OOMPAH MUSICAL ENSEMBLE *CANCELLED 10/28 Clubs and Groups Fridays, 2:00pm Leader: Jim Byrne CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CLUB For more information, please contact Jim Byrne at Tuesdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Beginners email@example.com or Katie Rivera at the Center. RED HAT SOCIETY OF NEWARK SENIOR CENTER Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Advanced Beginners are welcome to stay for the entire session. Practice speaking, writing Chinese Mandarin and Marie Fleming, Queen Mother cultural aspects of the language. The club is open to Monday, October 3rd - 11:00am anyone interested in the language. Experienced and Meeting to discuss our Red Hat participation in the non experienced are welcome. Learn from each NSC Fall Sale from October 27th - 29th, other and on occasion be assisted by native speakers. Reduation plans and lunch in the NSC cafeteria If you have any questions, please contact Charles Wednesday, October 12th - 12:30pm Strickler at 302-690-1841 or by e-mail at Delcap Restaurant - Delaware Park Club House, firstname.lastname@example.org. No Cost. third floor - lake view (no entrance from Kirkwood NSC CHORUS / SONGBIRDS *CANCELLED 10/27 Highway) Friday, October 21st - 12:30pm Thursdays, 9:30am - 11:00am Timothy’s of Newark – 100 Creek View Road, We are preparing for the upcoming Holidays. Newark, DE – 738-9910 Month of October and 1st two weeks of November will be practice sessions at the NSC. New members Monday, November 7th -11:00am encouraged to join this great group of dedicated Meeting and lunch at NSC cafeteria singers. Further questions?? Call Judy--838-6755 The annual $4 dues to join our Chapter were All members pay a $4 fee per month at the due April 1st , 2011 and payable to NSC. Reception Desk. Contact Marie Fleming at 302-668-1688 or GERMAN CLUB Email: email@example.com Mondays, 1:00pm “SCRIBBLERS” CLUB *CANCELLED 10/26 “LET'S DANCE" GROUP *CANCELLED 10/27 Wednesdays, 10:00am “Scribblers” Club invites anyone who enjoys writing Thursdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm to join them. We share ideas and read our articles. Autumn is Dance Season! Welcome to our party No previous experience needed. No Cost. each week at the beautiful Evergreen Ballroom every Thursday 4 to 6 p.m. Come to socialize, listen to ROMEO (RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT) some great music, maybe even dance a little! Waltz, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 11:30am - Evergreen B Polka, Rumba, Swing., Fox Trot, etc... we have Big Group Organizer: John Royle Band, Latin and other dance music for your enjoy- The group will meet to socialize and plan activities. ment. We also feature various simple line dances 9 (no partner needed). Admission is FREE, even for STAMP GROUP our popular special events each year. Just sign in as Tuesdays, October 4th and 18th 1:00pm you enter. Remember: "The man of a woman's dreams dances." ....so "Let's Dance!" No Cost. "WOWS" GROUP WIDOWS/WIDOWERS/ DIVORCED/SINGLES Fridays at noon in the lunch room Join us for activities and make some new friends. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 20 October 2011 ELAINE DRAIN’S SKILL’S CLASSES- Classes this month Computer Courses will concentrate on productivity skills basics through a series of sessions intended for those who are just getting started with basic office programs or those who want a • Payment due at Registration. refresher. All classes are taught by Elaine Drain WORD PROCESSING BASICS Computer Center Open Sessions: Mondays, 11:30am - 1:00pm Wednesday, October 5th 10:00am - Noon Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Learn how to create, edit, format and save basic word processing documents using Microsoft Office 10. You’ll DIGITAL CAMERA AND PHOTO NOON - 2:00PM also find out about alternate office suites that you can download to your computer and which works similar to, Tuesdays, October 4th - 18th 2:30pm - 4:30pm and is compatible with, Microsoft Word. Tips on Deadline: 10/3 naming your documents for easy retrieval along with Instructor: Gene Schuler other helpful formatting tips will have you creating This course will cover what you need to know before you documents you can be proud of. You don’t have to be an get started, as well as how to transfer, find, organize, expert, but basic keyboard and mouse skills are helpful. print and email your photos. Cost: $39 (3 sessions) 5 Cost: $15. Bring a flash drive with you if you want to person minimum take the class and additional information home with WINDOWS 7 NOON - 2:00PM you. SPREADSHEET BASICS Fridays, October 7th – 21st Deadline : 10/5 Instructor: Gene Schuler Wednesday, October 11th 10:00am - Noon Find out what makes this newest version of Windows Want to keep your expenses under control with a easy to use. Learn how to personalize Windows 7 and spreadsheet, or maintain your checking account register, generate a “System Health Report.” Discover how easy it or compile a mailing list for holiday cards, or keep a club is to find anything with the new system search. or organization membership list, or… there is a Cost: $39(3 sessions) 5 person minimum multitude of uses for a spreadsheet program. This class HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHEN USING A COMPUTER will get you started with the basics using Microsoft 9:00AM – 11:00AM Excel. You’ll also learn about templates which are Friday, October 21st Deadline: 10/19 already designed and set up to calculate – such as a Instructor: Gene Schuler checkbook register, a mortgage amortization schedule, Learn how to save money on appliances and accessories, and learn how to find others suited for your use. Cost: new and used books, hotels, repairs, travel, and much $15. Bring a flash drive with you if you want to take more! Cost: $15 (1 session) 5 person minimum. the class and additional information home with you. PRESENTATION BASICS Wednesday, October 19th 2:30am - 4:30pm A presentation program displays information on a series of slides and is usually the tool of many speakers, IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP teachers or others in front of an audience. But you can also create “shows” that automatically (and dramatically) CURRENT? transition to the next slide with music playing in the background. You’ve probably viewed slideshows through All program and class participants need to links sent to you by friends through email. Learn how to have an up to date membership at the Newark create a basic presentation and perhaps amaze your Senior Center. Membership is currently $30 friends with your own slideshow. We’ll be using per year. Please check your membership status Microsoft PowerPoint, but you will learn about at the Reception Desk and verify your alternatives that are free. Cost: $15. Bring a flash drive emergency contact information. with you if you want to take the class and additional information home with you. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 21 EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30TH- anyone who has not Computer Club paid renewal dues will be deleted from the Senior Surfers mailing list and not be eligible for Senior www.nscseniorsurfers.com Surfer benefits. If you have not paid your 2011-2012 Email us at Ask@NSCseniorSurfers.com with a dues, please fill in a membership application along question you would like addressed at one of our with $5 dues. meetings or with suggestions for guest speakers and SENIOR SURFERS NEED YOU: Volunteers are meeting topics. needed to serve as greeters for Thursday afternoon Thursday, October 6th - 10:15am – Board Meeting meetings, helpers for Senior Surfer trainings, Thursday, October 6th - 1:00pm – Questions and monitors for the computer lab. We also welcome Simple Answers, The Tech Team those people with expertise in technology for Thursday, October 13th – 1:00pm – ITunes, Doug Thursday afternoon presentations, to teach classes, Irish and assist in the technology lab on Monday Thursday, October 20th – 1:00pm – Bob's Bytes afternoons. Assistance is needed on the many Thursday, October 27th – Fall Sale, no meeting subcommittees that keep the Senior Surfers active. OPEN SESSIONS FOR ALL SENIOR CENTER MEMBERS If you are interested, please email us at *Cancelled 10/26 Ask@NSCseniorSurfers.com or talk to any board Mondays, 11:30am - 1:00pm and member. Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm DICK SCOTT MEMORIAL- The Computer Lab is monitored by club members September 1st the Senior Surfers who may be helpful but with limited expertise. officially dedicated the tree at OPEN SESSIONS FOR COMPUTER CLUB MEMBERS the entrance way. Present for Mondays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm the dedication were Mrs. Joanne Bring in your computing problems and/or problem Scott and her daughter Sue. More than $3,600 was computers for help by experienced members on collected in Dick’s memory. He was a dedicated and Microsoft PCs and Apple Macs. active volunteer for many years in the Senior Surfers SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: organization. The money collected was used to purchase a projection system for Thursday Adobe Photoshop Elements Lab- October 12th, afternoon presentations, the tree, bench and stone in 7:00pm Dick’s memory, and a donation to the Newark eBay Lab- Monday, October 10th, 9:30am Senior Center. ONLINE COMPUTER HELP- For the benefit of Apple Users Classroom- October 31st, 9:30am SUPPORTING THE NEWARK SENIOR CENTER- The newcomers, our NSC Computer Club does make Computer Club is contributing our monthly computing help available for you on the Internet. donation of $25, plus $102.86 from copy donations Just go to our web site (address at the top of this and training classes. INTERESTED IN JOINING? Ask any member. Or page), and look for the yellow button labeled “Links”. Left click on it, then on Club members' email us (address at the top of page). You are personal Link lists, and finally click on Jim especially invited to attend one of our Thursday Kniskern’s name to bring up links to many helpful afternoon sessions to check us out. Our mission is online tutorials. The first item on the list is our to aid, train and educate any member of the Newark handout for NSC Beginners Classes that links to five Senior Center who is ready to join the Information pages of instruction and many active links to Age. Annual dues are $5. Please register (forms informative and fun web sites. available at the Lab door) and include your email Don’t forget to visit our blog at address to receive notices of meetings. http://nscsurfers.blogspot.com/. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 22 October 2011 FREE ART STUDIO *CANCELLED 10/26 & 28 The Arts Mondays, 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesdays, 8:30am - 11:30am KNITTING GROUP *CANCELLED 10/26 Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00am No instructor for this class. Members are welcome The emphasis is on charity knitting for the Linus to come in and enjoy the art room and camaraderie Project, and on helping each other with our own as they work on their own projects. No Cost. knitting projects and questions. Questions, call ART WORKSHOPS Delia Schwartz or Alberta Beattie 239-5491. Registration is mandatory (no walk-ins) and No Cost. required 48 hours in advance. Fees are due at the CHINESE KNOTTING time of registration. There is an 8-person minimum. In the event that the class is cancelled Mondays, October 10th and 24th, due to insufficient registration, registrants will be November 7th and 21st notified, their fees will be refunded. Workshops are 10:00am - Noon open to all painters and mediums. Bring your own Come and enjoy doing Chinese knotting together. supplies. Any questions about supplies will be This ancient Chinese folk handcraft has evolved into discussed at the first class or call Cynthia at an art form known as “decorative knotting”. We (610)268-0181. provide knotting nylon yarn and stepwise procedural description with diagram. You bring FALL THEME your favorite scissors and supplementary materials if Fridays, October 7th – 21st 9:30am – Noon needed. We have scheduled to do small sized (2”x (No class October 28th due to the Fall Sale) 2”) Christmas tree decorative articles such as Instructor: Cynthia Swanson sunflower, heart shape, sporty kid, sausage dog etc. Open to all mediums and all levels of students. The We also welcome suggestions to create new items as fall color palette will be discussed and a we have participants with imagination and design demonstration of the splattering technique for talent. No Cost, please register at the Reception foliage will be presented in class. All objects that are Desk related to fall (pumpkins, gourds) will be available for the class to paint. Cost: $33 (3 sessions) FABRICS AND FOLDS Fridays, November 4th – 18th 9:30am – Noon Instructor: Cynthia Swanson Learn how to draw and paint folds and draped fabric. If time allows, the class will learn how to paint cut lace fabric. Cost: $33 (3 sessions) Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Holiday October 2011 Page 23 NSC Crab Cake Sale Crab Cake Sale Order Form You are welcome to mail in your order form to: Newark Senior Center 200 White Chapel Drive Newark, DE 19713 or Drop off at the Reception Desk. NSC’s best kept secret! Payment must be received at time of order. Chef Raymond’s Award Winning Crab Cakes Two Entrée Size Crab Cakes: $10 per order Number of orders: _____ and Amount: _____ Rhonda’s Excellent Cole Slaw: $ 3 per pint Homemade Cole Slaw Number of pints: ______ Amount: _____ available for the holidays. Total Amount of Order: _____________ Chef Raymond won the 2009 crab cake competition at Name ____________________________ Coast Days in Lewes, DE. Phone ____________________ Method of Payment : (2) Entrée Size Crab Cakes: $10 Cole Slaw: $3 per pint ______ Cash ______ Check # Crab cakes will come with cooking instructions and Credit Card # should be eaten or frozen within 2 days. __________________________________ Refrigerate immediately. Exp. Date ____________ Order Deadline: December 14th Order Pick up: December 23rd from Thank you for your support 1:00pm - 5:30pm of the Newark Senior Center! Order forms available at the Reception Desk or in the newsletter. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 24 October 2011 Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 25 “H AP PE NINGS” N SC E – NE W SLE T T ER ! If you would like to receive a copy of our quarterly e – newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “e-newsletter” in the subject line. The e-newsletter will include information that is not generally included in our monthly newsletter. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 26 October 2011 New Horizons Enrichment and Learning Program A Program to keep your mind active and on the road to new adventures NSC invites speakers on a variety of topics to TUESDAYS DISCUSSION GROUP share their views and expertise with our members. 10:30am The NSC does not endorse these views and After three vocabulary words and a bit of “This Day in encourages participants to draw their own History,” Jon Barber presides over discussions on local conclusions. concerns, world news, or whatever else comes up - FRIENDS OF POETRY including jokes and travel notes. If anyone is interested 2nd and 4th Mondays, 1:30pm in an afternoon discussion group, please see Heather in the Administrative Offices. No Registration, No Cost. THURSDAYS DISCUSSION GROUP If you enjoy reading or writing poetry, join this small group of poetry enthusiasts. No Cost, No Registration. 10:30am *Cancelled 10/27 ART IN THE AFTERNOON WITH BOOKS THAT HAVE Led by Bill Wimmer MADE HISTORY The topics range from the news, science, history, childhood memories, and there are always some jokes. Tuesdays, 1:00pm In other words, the Discussion Group gets together for Facilitators: Betty Stahl and Teddy Dewalt an enjoyable hour. If anyone is interested in an On Tuesday, October 4th, classes will be resumed afternoon discussion group, please see Heather in the featuring Prof Fears of the University of Oklahoma Administrative Offices. No Registration, No Cost. INVESTMENT GROUPS (LIMITED MEMBERSHIPS) lecturing on books that have made and changed B&B INVESTMENT GROUP history. His two taped 30 minute lectures will be followed by brief class discussions. The works HI FLYERS INVESTMENT CLUB under consideration have shaped the minds of great Wednesday, October 19th 10:30am individuals and offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom to those willing to receive it. Monday, October 3rd 1:00pm No Registration. No Cost. Please contact Ann Zwilgmeyer 737-9855 if you have EDUCATION COUNCIL HI LOW INVESTORS any questions. If you have ideas or concerns about educational Tuesday, October 11th 1:00pm BOOK GROUP programming, please see Katie Rivera. BIBLE STUDY Monday, October 3rd 10:30am Tuesdays, 10:00 am Do you enjoy reading? Do you sometimes think it Studying the book of Daniel. would be fun to compare your feelings about a book BRAIN BOOSTERS WORKSHOP you read with someone else? If the answer is “yes”, to any of these questions, we welcome you. It’s fun Tuesdays, 1:00pm and we hope you’ll join us. Guests and new Enjoy a variety of trivia designed to help boost your members are always welcome. No Cost. brain power. Other games and activities are October 3rd - The Immortal Life of Henrietta available for small groups. Heather will be on hand Lacks by Rebecca Skloot to serve as your guide. No Cost. No Registration. November 7th - On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 27 INVESTING FUNDAMENTALS – STOCKS, BONDS, MUTUAL FUNDS as a Student if not already one, then go to Class Schedule, Date, and find our course), or 2) calling Tuesday, October 4th 6:30pm - 8:30pm Diana at the office 302-737-4546 and she can Instructor: Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP®, ChFC register you! WIDOWED SENIORS ALONE This class will help individuals who are not familiar with investing better understand how to construct a financial portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual Thursdays, October 6th and 20th, funds. They will learn the fundamentals of how to November 3rd and 17th and December 1st manage their investments, select a target level of 11:00am - 12:15pm stocks, manage their stocks, manage their bonds, Facilitator: Kit Angell, Family Aftercare and understand allocation and target date funds. Coordinator at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes Topics that will also be discussed include risk, stock A discussion group for men and women over the fund diversification, and bond fund diversification. age of 50 who have experienced the death of a Register now by: 1) going to spouse or life partner. Senior citizens face unique www.delawaremoneyschool.com (Register as a issues in bereavement. The loss may be Student if not already one, then go to Class compounded by retirement from work, physical Schedule, Date, and find our course), or 2) calling difficulties and feelings about the unfairness of it Diana at the office 302-737-4546 and she can all. We are worried about being a burden to our register you! Walk-ins are also welcome. adult children, or being ignored by them. This CHANGING PATHWAYS group will help us cope with the practical realities of life as a single person and to create a future that can Wednesdays, October 5th and 19th, include purpose and even joy again. November 2nd, 16th and 30th and December 14th 11:00am - 12:15pm Facilitator: Kit Angell, Family Aftercare Coordinator at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes A discussion group for women to share the possibilities and problems of life beyond age 50. We talk about changes we have chosen such as retire- ment, new interests and friendships. Some changes have happened to us such as a less cooperative and trustworthy body, new relationships with our adult children, widowhood and divorce. We are sometimes serious and sometimes laughing. INFLATION – HOW TO FIGHT IT – WHETHER TO FIGHT IT Thursday, October 6th 6:30pm - 8:30pm Instructor: Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP®, ChFC Paul will provide an overview of inflation - past, present, and future - and techniques that investors can use to help protect their investments from inflation. This course will be most beneficial to participants who are concerned with how to protect their portfolios from inflation. Register now by: 1) going to www.delawaremoneyschool.com (Register Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 28 October 2011 New Horizons con’t How to hedge against changing interest rates. How to choose municipal bonds during budget woes. Where to look for stock market opportunities, both A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR here and abroad. GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP Monday, October 17th 10:00am Presenter: Richard Davison Don’t miss it when Richard Davison returns to read No meeting in October due to the Fall Sale. and comment on selections from A Treasury of the Next meeting: Wednesday, November 23rd PURE WELLNESS CHIROPRACTIC: Familiar (Edited by Ralph W. Woods), including HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR AGING ADULTS works by “Anonymous” (perhaps the most prolific of all writers!), Shakespeare, Poe, Thoreau, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Frost. This program will Wednesday, November 9th 1:00pm include a mixture of old favorites and some new Presenter: Dr. Joelle Renaud surprises! No Cost, please register at the A presentation discussing how to stay healthy and Reception Desk. well as we age. The importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and how to stay active as we get older. SHARING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS Common conditions that an older individual may be Tuesday, October 18th 10:00am living with and ways to improve quality of life and Instructor: Ralph Cavanaugh how chiropractic can be a part of your health and Bring in your antiques or family treasure – Ralph wellness regimen. No Cost. Please Register at the and the group will help you to identify and discuss Reception Desk. the various items. No Cost, please register at the Reception Desk. NEW – do you have an antique at home that you would like to have appraised? Ralph is available to come to your house (transportation required), you only need to make a donation to the Center. Please contact Ralph at 737-0180 to arrange for a visit. OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES, ECONOMIC RECOVERY – PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION Wednesday, October 19th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Instructor: Mike Laur, AAMS, Financial Advisor We’ll discuss: Why high deficits and debt shouldn’t prevent you from making investment decisions. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 29 FAMILY CAREGIVER INFORMATION AND Support Groups SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, October 18th 7:00pm - 8:45pm HEAL THYSELF SUPPORT GROUP Facilitators: Alexis Morris, Social Services Director Every Tuesday, 7:00pm Funded through the Division of Services for The Delaware Council on Gambling would like to Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities invite women who have a problem with gambling. We may help with bills and business matters, No Cost. transportation, meals, household chores or even PARKINSON’S FAMILY PROGRAM provide full-time daily care. Group discussions focus on sharing information, sympathy, laughter and Facilitator: Pat Brill coping skills. Those we are caring for have a variety Co-Facilitator: Alexis Morris, Social Services Dir. of physical and mental handicaps. We invite guest Thursday, October 6th 9:00am - 10:00am speakers on topics such as how to deal with a person Are you a family member , friend or caregiver ? with dementia and when to begin hospice care. Group discussion focusing on sharing information, Monthly newsletters are sent. No Cost. coping skills, and leading supports. ADVANCED FUNERAL PLANNING MOVING AHEAD WITH PARKINSON’S (MAP) Wednesday, October 19th 2:00pm 1st Thursday of every month Presenter: Bob Foard of R. T. Foard and Jones Thursday, October 6th 10:15am - 11:45am Funeral Home A group discussion focusing on sharing Creating a meaningful tribute for a life well lived, information, coping skills, and leading support. Burial and cremation options, benefits and packages STROKE SUPPORT GROUP available to honor and recognize our Veterans who served. Traditional and life celebration services and Thursday, October 13th 7:00pm - 8:45pm final expense funding options. Diana Gutierrez, Director of Inpatient Rehab at St. Francis Hospital. Family caregivers and friends play a critical role in PARKINSON’S DISEASE BALANCE STUDY the recovery from stroke, particularly as lengths of stay in hospitals and rehabilitation settings continue to decrease. Stroke recovery continues for at least The purpose of this study is to compare a portable two years after stroke onset, so most of the support balance plate (similar to a bathroom scale) with during this period comes from informal sources other measures of balance currently used with including friends and family members. Group people who have Parkinson’s disease (PD). This discussion focus on Education, Compassion, study will help researchers and clinicians decide Sympathy as well as laughter the group will also which tests are best to assess balance in people with focus on coping skills. No cost. PD. You are eligible if you have PD and are able to STROKE STUDY stand without use of a cane or walker, do not have an inner ear problem, are not blind or partially Have you or someone you know had a Stroke? blind, or experience numbness in your feet. This Physical Therapy researchers at the University of study will be conducted at your convenience in your Delawareare conducting several studies investigating home or at the NSC. If you wish, we will send you new techniques to improve walking and reaching a copy of your balance results for your records. If after stroke. To learn more about participating you are interested or have questions please call please contact Ruby at (302) 831-0150 or Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff PhD, RN at 234-0874, UDPTResearch@udel.edu University of Delaware School of Nursing. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 30 October 2011 FREE WILL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT NSC Resource Center By appointment only. Joyce Hayes, Esq., DE Volunteer Legal Services WWW.BENEFITSCHECKUP.ORG - Online resource Individuals must meet income limit of approximately $1,700 per month or less and have no may help seniors use growing list of food assistance other significant assets beyond their home and car. programs. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS: Call Jacki Chacona at 478-8680, extension 212 to open the file and tell them you want to request an NCC REGISTER OF WILLS (302)395-7800 appointment at NSC. You will then be contacted by SOCIAL SECURITY SURVIVOR’S BENEFITS Mrs. Hayes to set up your appointment. (302)323-0304 OR (800)772-1213 DELAWARE HELPLINE 211 LEGAL HANDBOOK FOR ELDER DELAWAREANS SENIOR ROLL CALL LIFELINE (302)395-8159 A handbook for Elder Delawareans has recently The New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call been finalized by the Committee on the Law and the Lifeline is a telephone reassurance program that Elderly of the Delaware State Bar Association. It is offers daily contact to senior citizens residing in available on the following websites: New Castle County. Residents interested in • www.legalhandbookforelderdelawareans.com enrollment need to meet one of the following • www.delawareelderlawhandbook.com requirements: Please feel free to copy and reproduce to give to • Over age 55, single and/or married couples who your family members, constituents or clients and live alone and have no daily contact with friends feel free to give out the website URLs. or relatives. • Have a disability that inhibits mobility and have no HOME REPAIR PROGRAM FOR CITY OF NEWARK daily contact with friends or family. RESIDENTS: The over-sixty minor home repair • Are without a person to conduct daily check on program provides service to those eligible senior their well being. citizens who are residents of the City of Newark and who are financially or physically unable to make the needed repairs on their homes. The program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Veterans Day: Development. Applicants must be at least 60 years Member Profiles old, a resident of the City of Newark, live in an owner-occupied home and meet income eligibility. In honor of Veterans Day 2011, the Newark For more information, contact the Social Services Senior Center would like to thank all US military Director at 737-2336, ext. 12. veterans. The Center will be compiling member Please note: Applications being accepted for this profiles of any serviceman or woman who served Program include City of Newark Residents only. If, in any of the US military forces, during peacetime however, you pay your electric utilities to Delmarva or in a time of conflict. If you would be Power, you would apply to the County Home Repair interested in sharing your story, or if you have any Program at (302)395-5698. photographs you would like to share (all photos will be copied and originals returned to owner) please contact our Social Services Director, Alexis Morris-Lemar at 302-737-2336, ext. 12 or at email@example.com. Thank you for your service to our county! Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 31 DID YOU KNOW?? COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. THE ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM is ELDER LAW PROGRAM available to eligible residents of New Castle County Thursday, October 13th 9:30am - 4:00pm outside the city limits of Wilmington and Newark. Please make appointments by contacting Alexis The program is limited to the installation of an Morris, Social Services Director and Caregiver American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant access Resource Center. The Elder Law Program (ELP) of ramp. The funding availability per home is from Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., provides free $500 to $5,000. The Architectural Accessibility legal assistance to Delawareans aged 60 and over. EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: PART TIME AND FULL Program is a grant program designed to enhance the TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ability of a qualified household member to safely enter and exit their home. For more information, please contact New Castle County Department of Wednesday, October 19th 10:00am - Noon Community Services at (302) 395-5648. If you’re an over-50 resident of New Castle County, BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF DELAWARE the Wilmington Senior Center Employment Services can work with you to find exactly what you’re Tuesday, October 4th and 18th 9:00am - Noon looking for, whether that’s a new challenge, a Thursday, October 6th and 20th Noon-3:00pm fulfilling opportunity, a more productive lifestyle, or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (BCBSD) has a a supplementary income. SOCIAL SECURITY CHOICES roaming Customer Service program in New Castle County. A BCBSD Customer Service representative is on hand during the listed times at the Newark Tuesday, October 11th 7:00pm Senior Center to answer BCBSD members’ Have you thought about when you might claim your questions on a routine basis. Updated schedules can Social Security retirement or spousal benefits? Many be found at bcbsde.com or by calling BCBSD’s people do not realize how important this decision Customer Service at (302)429-0260. Additionally, might be to their future retirement. For longer-lived BCBSD has set up a secure drop box at its new 800 married couples, poor choices about which benefits Delaware Avenue location for claims and payment to claim and when to start collecting them can cost drop-off. them as much as $200,000 over the course of their AARP’S SAFE DRIVING- The AARP’s Safe Driving is retirement years. Widows and divorced persons make similar mistakes. The team at designed to keep you updated on new or current SocialSecurityChoices.com has developed a free rules of the road to prevent accidents. When you Social Security benefit calculator. Jeff Miller and participate in the Safe Driving Course, you are Russ Settle, two partners from the firm, will discuss eligible for a 10% reduction on the liability portion how their new calculator can make it easy to choose of your automobile insurance. The cost to attend the best time to claim your Social Security class is $14. The check is made payable to “AARP” retirement and spousal benefits. and presented to the Instructor at the time of FREE - Please register at the Reception Desk attending the class. Individuals with AARP membership will receive a reduction of $2. Please bring your AARP membership card with you when APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY attending the Defensive Driving Class. Visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov/ Please register at the Reception Desk. applyonline. It can take as little as 15 minutes. If AARP’s Beginner Course you are not quite ready to retire but are thinking Monday, October 10th 1:00pm - 7:00pm about doing so in the near future, you may want to AARP’s Refreshers Course visit Social Security’s website to use our convenient Tuesday, October 11th 12:30pm - 4:30pm and informative retirement planner at and 6:00pm - 10:00pm www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 32 October 2011 ELDERINFO - A program that helps guide seniors Lifestyle Connections and the disabled through the complexities of Medicare, long-term-care insurance and MAXIM HEALTH SERVICES: FLU SHOTS prescription assistance program. It is a free service Fridays, October 7th and 14th of the Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s Office 10:00am - Noon and is funded in part by a grant from the Federal (first come first serve basis) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). IT’S TIME FOR YOUR MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE The flu is a common illness. Every year in the CHECK-UP United States, on average • 5%-20% of the population gets the flu, • more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu Tuesday, October 18th 9:00am - 4:00pm complications, Tuesday, October 25th 9:00am - 4:00pm • about 36,000 people die from the flu or its Tuesday, November 1st 9:00am - 4:00pm complications Let ELDERinfo, Delaware State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) help you do a Medicare BALANCE ASSESSMENTS Part D plan comparison! ELDERinfo will provide Wednesday, October 12th 10:30am - 11:30am accurate, unbiased information about Medicare and Falls are a major health concern for older adults. Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits. Please Annually, about one-third of community-dwellers contact ELDERinfo at 1-800-336-9500 or 302-674- over age 65 falls, and half of those will have a repeat 7364 to schedule an appointment to review your fall. Fox rehab will be providing Newark Senior drug information for 2012. Center Member with a Balance Assessment to help Please bring the following information: identify if individuals who are at risk. Please call the 1. Medicare card Reception Desk to reserve you spot. Space is 2. List of Prescription Drugs (name, dosage, limited. quantity) 3. Income and Resource Information COMPUTER CLUB: PART D PRESCRIPTION DRUG COMPARISON Wednesdays, October 19th through December 7th IT IS TIME TO DECLUTTER! 9:00am - Noon Are you feeling crowded by “things” you’ve Medicare Parts D helps available (comparison only) Senior surfer’s volunteers will provide assistance in collected over the years? Do some of your the computer plans. Please make appointment at “treasures” pose a risk to tripping or Reception Desk. falling? Do you struggle to find a home for some of the items you don’t use anymore, but are still in good condition? The Newark Senior Center Fall Sale is the perfect solution to your dilemmas. Donations are WORKOUT TICKETS AND sold during a 3 day flea market – your items will find a new, loving home, the FITNESS CLASS PASS Center will benefit financially, and you will CAN NOW BE USED FOR be free of the clutter in your home – EVERYBODY WINS! INSTRUCTED AQUATIC CLASSES! Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. SOCIAL SERVICES October 2011 Page 33 AVAILABLE AT THE NSC Social Services Director Caregiver Resource Center • Serves individuals and families faced with life transitions: residence, employment, loss, Medicare, housing, legal, referrals, home visits. • Connects individuals and family members to community resources. • Facilitator of dementia support group for spouses. • Schedules flu shots, health screenings, Blood Bank Delaware enrollment and tax preparation services. • Coordinates Annual Wellness Month. • Coordinates presentations on overall wellness. • Office Hours: Mondays - Thursdays: 7:00am - 3:00pm and Fridays: 7:00am - Noon CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER IS A PROGRAM OF CARE DELAWARE AND DSAAPD • Provides services, support and resources for family caregivers, free and open to the public. • Individual or group consultation via phone calls, emails or by appointment. • Facilitator of Family Caregiver Information and Support Group the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. • Case Management. Contact: Alexis Morris-Lemar, Social Services Director at (302)737-2336 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Delaware Aging Network (DAN) • Medicare Counseling • Billing Problems • Choosing a Prescription D plan or a MediGap plan • Understanding the Medicare alphabet soup A,B,C,D Available every Wednesday at the NSC from 9:00am - Noon. To schedule an appointment please call Alexis Morris-Lemar, Social Services Director at (302)737-2336 ext. 12. For additional information contact (302)478-9411 or go to www.delawareagingnetwork.org. Delaware Partners of Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud • Medicare consultation • Health Care Fraud Education and Training • May request a speaker Available by appointment. To schedule an appt please call Alexis Morris-Lemar, Social Service Director at (302)737-2336 ext. 12. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 34 October 2011 KITCHEN NEWS $4 LUNCH PROGRAM Would you like to receive a FREE lunch and soup? Did you know that, unlike other senior center meal 1. How? Stop by the cafeteria lunch line and programs, the meals prepared at the Newark Senior ask a food service worker for your $4 Center are not funded by the Federal government? Lunch Program Card. Food costs during this past year have risen 2. Simply buy $4 worth of lunch items, for dramatically. I am sure you have noticed it at the example, a platter, small soup, and a drink. grocery store as well. Any donations that members 3. Present your card to the cashier to have it could provide toward the cost of their meal would signed. be appreciated and allow us to continue providing 4. Once you have your lunch card filled (10 you with great tasting, quality meals. Please signatures) present your card to the cashier consider a donation each day by simply saying, and receive your FREE platter and soup. “keep the change”. Make sure you sign the bottom of your $4 card, so that if it gets lost, MEMBERS - PICK UP YOUR we can return it to you. NEWSLETTER EARLY! We hope you enjoy your lunch as much as we enjoy serving you! in the Lobby on October 21st and 24th from 9:00am - 1:00pm If you do not pick up your Newsletter on the listed day, your Newsletter will be mailed October 25th. Time to start simplifying for the October Flea Market Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 35 Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 36 October 2011 NSC FITNESS CENTER Healthy Active Living FITNESS CENTER HOURS You MUST be a CURRENT member of the Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Newark Senior Center to join the Pool 7:00am – 6:30pm and/or Fitness Center. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am – 12:30pm FITNESS CENTER MEMBERSHIP FEES GORE AQUATIC CENTER/ POOL SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Monthly: $27 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY DAYTIME Quarterly: $75 Annual: $275 8:00am *Aquacise 9:00am *Aquacise YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: 9:45am Water Volleyball • Orientation for first-time users 10:30am *Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program • On-site exercise physiologist who monitors your program, blood pressure and heart rate 11:15am Open Time/Lap Swim • Use of treadmills, recumbent bikes, nautilus 1:30pm *Aquacise (No class on Friday) equipment, stretch trainer and more. 2:30pm Pool Closed TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS NEW FITNESS CENTER MEMBERS: 4:30pm Open Time/Lap Swim The initial fee is $95, this includes an exercise 5:00pm *Aquacise assessment ($20) at Cardio Kinetics and a quarterly 6:00pm Volleyball membership ($75) to the NSC Fitness Center. Your 6:30pm Lap Swim 3 month quarterly membership will begin on the 7:00pm Pool Closed day you start at the fitness center. Please bring your completed Fitness Center application, a note from *These classes are eligible for the Workout Ticket and Fitness Class Pass. your physician, and the fees to the Reception Desk GORE AQUATIC CENTER MEMBERSHIP FEES: to get started. You will then receive a certificate and will need to schedule your assessment at Cardio Monthly: $44 Evening Monthly: $25 Kinetics. When that is completed, stop by the Quarterly: $120 Evening Quarterly: $66 Fitness Center to schedule your orientation, and Annual: $440 Evening Annual: $250 begin your fitness program. *Those with a daytime membership are free to use the evening hours at no additional cost. POOL DAY-PASS: NSC members and guests over the MEMBERS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE IN THE POOL age of 50, are invited to use the pool on a day to day OR FITNESS CENTER AREA basis for $5/day. This fee entitles swimmers to the Members requiring assistance in the pool or same classes and open swim times as pool members. fitness center need to provide their own The daily fee must be paid at the Reception Desk aid/caregiver. The aid/caregiver must take full prior to using the pool. Please be sure to sign in at responsibility for the member throughout the POOL FITNESS COMBO FEES the pool as well. activity. There is no fee for this individual if they are serving as an aid/caregiver. If an individual is Monthly: $60 Quarterly: $165 Annual: $600 able to utilize the pool or fitness center area New Fitness Center members that wish to also independently, no aid/caregiver is required. participate in the pool, the first quarter fee is $185, Please know that we are concerned about the which includes a CardioKinetics assessment. safety of all of our members and instructors. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 37 EXERCISE CLASSES NSC is proud to offer a variety of classes to suit the varying abilities of our members. - You do not need to sign up for a specific class, you attend the classes that are most convenient for you - Exercises classes are only available to members of the Newark Senior Center - If you are unsure of which class is best-suited for you, you are welcome to try a class for free (ONE time only) - Instructors are professionally trained and paid to teach - Workout Tickets and Fitness Class Pass can now be used for INSTRUCTOR-LED Aquatics classes. These classes include Aquacise and Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Classes. Members who are interested in Water Volleyball and or Open Time/Lap Swim who do not have an active pool membership MUST purchase a Day Pool Pass. Workout Tickets, Fitness Passes, and Day Pass receipts must be given to the lifeguard for validation. PAYMENT OPTIONS: Workout Tickets - a package of classes. There is no expiration date on Workout Tickets • $20 Blue Ticket = 4 Exercise Classes • $50 Yellow Ticket = 12 Exercise Classes Fitness Class Pass • $45 Unlimited Exercise Classes for the 30 days before your pass expires. You can now redeem your completed workout tickets for free food in the kitchen! Your completed $20 Workout Ticket can be redeemed for a free cup of soup Your completed $50 Workout Ticket or expired $40 Fitness Class Pass can be redeemed for a free cup of soup OR small tossed salad. Available during the Lunch Hour BALANCE CLASS *CANCELLED 10/26 LINE DANCE - BEGINNERS Wednesdays, 1:00pm Mondays, 1:30pm - 2:00pm Instructor: Linda Adams, Gentle Wellness 4 Life Instructor: Rick Wilson Linda Adams of Gentle Wellness 4 Life will teach This class is for the very beginner. exercises to promote balance. With aging balance Work-Out Ticket or Fitness Class Pass LINE DANCE CLASSES *CANCELLED 10/27 ability usually diminishes which can cause deadly falls. With simple and effective exercises our sense of balance can be improved. Let Linda Adams teach Mondays, 12:45pm - 1:30pm you how it can be done. This class should help you Thursdays, 6:00pm - 6:45pm incorporate the balance theory you learned in the Instructor: Rick Wilson sense of balance that was previously conducted. But Vine Steps, Shuffle Steps, Turns, the Calls and more. you do not have to take the theory class to benefit Work-Out Ticket or Fitness Class Pass from the exercise. Work-Out Ticket, Fitness Class Pass PAMPER YOURSELF JAZZERCISE LITE *CANCELLED 10/26 - 28 2nd Tuesday of each month Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, October 11th, November 8th, and December 13th 8:45am - 9:45am Pamper yourself with a relaxing facial by Kimberly Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:40pm - 6:40pm Kisner, a DE/MD Licensed Esthetician. Express Instructor: Natalie H. Smith Facials include deep cleansing, massage, and This low impact, modified version of the jazzercise customized mask to hydrate, sooth and rejuvenate. Dance fitness program provides 60 minutes of warm Benefits include smoother, softer and younger up, cardio, strength and stretch. looking skin. Please register at the Reception Work-Out Ticket or Fitness Class Pass Desk. Cost: $20 (30 minute session) Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 38 October 2011 ZUMBA GOLD Healthy Active Living con’t Mondays, 5:30pm Wednesday class to resume on Wednesday, PARKINSON’S STRENGTH TRAINING November 2nd *CANCELLED 10/27 Instructor: Mary Ellen Luise Every Tuesday at 10:30am Zumba Gold is a series of fitness programs Every Thursday at 9:00am specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and A limited number of scholarships are available for the International dance rhythms in the original Zumba Parkinson Strength Training Class due to the generous and bring them to the active older adult. Created to donation by Christine and Jack Hastings made in emphasize the basics, this explosive program is so memory of Steve Packard. Please see Katie Rivera for easy to follow that everyone can do it! This fun more information. Latin inspired dance program includes Merengue, Work-Out Ticket or Fitness Class Pass Salsa, Cha Cha, Flamenco, Tango, Rock and Roll and much more! Zumba Gold creates a party like PILATES *CANCELLED 10/27 & 28 atmosphere. It is fun, different, easy, AND effective Mondays, 11:30am - 12:30pm – Great for the mind, body and soul! Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00am - 10:00am Workout Ticket, Fitness Class Pass Thursdays, 10:15am - 11:15am ARMCHAIR EXERCISE *CANCELLED 10/26 &27 Training by Liz Pilates is a system of exercises that emphasizes the strengthening of the abs, lower back, hips, thighs, Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00am - 11:00am and an overall toning. Results can include improved Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:15am - 11:15am posture, increased flexibility, energy, balance, and Exercise is one of our defenses against many coordination. Exercise mat is required. problems that are associated with aging. It improves Work-Out Ticket or Fitness Class Pass flexibility and range of motion, improves muscle STRENGTH TRAINING *CANCELLED 10/26 & 28 strength and helps protect joints. No Cost. CHAIR MASSAGE WITH LLOYD ADAMS *CANCELLED 10/26 Training by Liz Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am - 10:00am and 10:15am -11:15am Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm Fridays, 10:15am - 11:15am By Appointment Only - 15 minute appts. Strong muscles help support and protect joints Cost: $15 GOLF CLUB MEETING affected by arthritis, it increases bone density and burns calories for hours after you are finished. Work-Out Ticket or Fitness Class Pass First Tuesday of each month, 12:45pm YOGA *CANCELLED 10/26 & 27 New members are always welcome. Questions, please call Charles Strickler (410)398-3481 or email Mondays, 2:15pm – 3:45pm MJSCharles@gmail.com HORSESHOES *CANCELLED 10/28 Wednesdays, 3:15pm – 4:45pm Thursdays, 9:00am - 10:00am Instructor: Bill Shaerer Fridays, 10:00am (Weather Permitting) Exercise mat is required. The Monday and Anyone interested please come and play. There are Wednesday 1 1/2 hour classes will allow more time extra horseshoes available for use. Meet on the for stretching and time in your poses. Work-Out North side of the building at the horseshoe court. If Ticket or Fitness Class Pass you have your own horseshoes, the pits are available any time. No Cost. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 39 TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE *CANCELLED 10/27 & 28 WALK OUR LAND Tues and Thurs, Intermediate 12:30pm Tuesdays, 9:00am Tues and Thurs, Advanced 2:30pm Bring water and wear comfy shoes. For more Fridays, Practice 2:30pm information call Cathy Mitchell 894-9080 or Joann The Advanced League Play begins at 1:30pm. Benscoter 368-0977. Have you wondered about those sounds of October 4th - James Hall Trail (meet at end of ker/plunk, shouting, laughter, and just plain fun Apple Rd.) coming from the exercise room on Tuesday, October 11th - Delcastle Rec Center (meet in 1st Thursday and Friday afternoons when you pass by parking lot) that door? It is that fun loving group of people October 18th - Glasgow Community Park (meet in playing table tennis (ping pong) and enjoying it parking lot near tennis court) immensely. Come in and join us in play or just October 25th - Newark Reservoir (meet in parking watch and smile and laugh. If your skills are rusty, lot) some of the old timers will help you catch up. They November 1st - Levels Road Park, Middletown will even help you learn the game. For more (meet in parking lot) information contact Bob Porter at (443)309-4998. November 8th - Bellvue State Park (meet in parking Cost: $1 lot near main path) TAI CHI PRACTICE (SELF DIRECTED) November 15th - Newark Reservoir (meet in park- *CANCELLED 10/28 ing lot) November 22nd - Wilmington Riverfront (meet at Fridays, 11:30am – 1:30pm crane) The exercise room will be available at this time for November 29th - Chesapeake City (meet in parking self-directed tai chi practice. lot near canal museum) No Cost, No Registration. December 6th - Xmas Party (location to be decided) TOPS DE 46 (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) December 13th - James Hall Trail (meet at the end *CANCELLED 10/27 of Apple Road) Thursdays, 5:30pm - 6:00pm Weigh In December 20th - Glasgow (meet in parking lot 6:00pm - 7:00pm Meeting beside tennis courts) Leader: Kari Lockwood UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BACK PAIN STUDY Co-Leader: Peggy Shanahan There is a common misconception that low back We welcome visitors FREE of charge! Stop by some pain is a normal part of aging. There is some Thursday evening to see what we are all about!! evidence to support that low back pain is not TOPS #50 (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) inevitable. Physical therapists from the University *CANCELLED 10/28 of Delaware are currently recruiting individuals Fridays 10:00am - 11:25am: Weigh in (ages 60-85 years) with low back pain of at least 3 10:30am - 11:00am: Meeting months duration for a research study investigating Leader: Bob McAlpine the effects of two treatments for low back pain. Co-Leader: Eileen Burbidge Participants in the study will receive 12 weeks of Every week we share information on nutrition and physical therapy with no out-of-pocket costs and activities to help us meet our goals. TOPS is a compensation of up to $150. These researchers are non-profit weight loss motivational group that also recruiting healthy individuals for comparison. provides support, encouragement and educational These healthy individuals (ages 65-85 years) will be opportunities to make healthy, permanent lifestyle requested to attend 3 sessions for evaluation choices. Won Tops state wide award for losing the purposes and be compensated up to $100. If you most weight for Tops organization in DE. are interested please contact Ruby Carey, research coordinator, at (302) 831-0150. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 40 October 2011 FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DROWN IN DEBT - Bills Community News getting you down? Don’t know who to ask? Call tool free 1-877-246-2026 to speak to a credit counselor, NEWARK EMPOWERMENT CENTER - Thank you to schedule an appointment, and ask credit questions. Sponsored by the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute. NSC members who have kindly donated “Go Bag” items that are given to people needing help. NEC is in PENCADER HERITAGE MUSEUM need of Food “Go Bags” only. The following items are 1st and 3rd Saturdays of Month needed. Lunch Bag Contents: protein source 10:00am - 4:00pm (microwavable pasta meal, single serving soup/stew, 2029 Sunset Lake Rd., Newark, (302)737-5792 tuna), granola bars, beverages, crackers with cheese or www.pencaderheritage.org peanut butter, applesauce or individual fruit cup, Dedicated to history and heritage of historic Pencader spoons, napkins, gallon size ziploc bags. All expiration Hundred and Cooch’s Bridge battlefield. Special events dates should be at least 3 months from date of purchase. and rotating exhibits. FREE WEST END NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE is looking for DISCUSS NEW CASTLE COUNTY ISSUES: 5TH DISTRICT volunteer tutors to work with students on their reading First Friday of each month throughout the year. comprehension, writing, and math. The student that Friday, October 7th 9:00am - 10:00am the volunteer tutor will be helping is in the process of Please join Councilwoman Lisa Diller at the Newark obtaining their GED. The time commitment would be Senior Center for an open discussion of issues in New a minimum of one hour a week, Monday-Thursday Castle County that concern you! This is open to all between the hours of 9:00am -12:00pm. If interested, residents of the 5th district. If you have any questions or please contact Desiree Norwood at (302)658-4171 or would like additional information, please contact Renee email@example.com Bensley at 395-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org. VOLUNTEER AS A DOCENT FOR DELAWARE CENTER NEWARK AREA WELFARE COMMITTEE: FOR CONTEMPORARY ART - Join the DCCA Docent GOOD NEIGHBOR BEAN SOUP MIX SALE Program as it kicks off its third year! Docents will Friday, October 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm participate in a training course with a focus on art Location: Newark Senior Center . The bean soup mix history, contemporary art interpretation and touring sells for $4 and all proceeds go to support the work of techniques. Prior teaching, touring, studio art or art the Newark Area Welfare Committee. history background is an asset but not a requirement. Other locations from 9:00am - 5:00pm are: Acme at Docents must have daytime availability, a willingness to Suburban Plaza; Pathmark at College Square; Super learn and an enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge Fresh at Fairfield Shopping Center; Acme at University with others. For more information or to apply, contact Plaza; [October 7th at Acme at Lantana Square]. For Jane Chesson, Curator of Education at (302)656-6466 more information, or to make a tax-deductible ext. 7101 or email@example.com. contribution, please go to: www.newarkareawelfare.org. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - The Elizabeth House NCSC FALL AUCTION Family Life Center invites you to share your time and Monday, October 24th 7:00pm talent with those served by our programs for high Preview: 6:30pm school youth, ex-offenders returning to the community, There will be many hand crafted items, services offered, and those seeking job search assistance. Visit us at baked goods, and a chinese auction. All monies www.theelizabethhouse.org. For more information received go to the Newark Area Welfare. Come for a contact Cheryl Christiansen at 384-8884. fun time of friendly bidding wars, fellowship, door prizes and refreshments. For more information call Shirley Shaw (892-3311) or Annabelle Carlisle (996- 4888). Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 41 CANASTA ANYONE *CANCELLED 10/28 Games Fridays, 12:30pm CHESS *CANCELLED 10/26 If you are interested in joining any of our Wednesdays, 9:00am card groups, call one of the following: CRIBBAGE *CANCELLED 10/27 Bridge: Ruth Kinney @ 234-1756 Tuesdays, 10:00am and Thursdays, 1:00pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE *CANCELLED 10/27 & 28 Canasta: Carol Pobedinsky @ 737-5888 Cribbage: Bill Dierks @ 738-3357 Thursdays, 12:15pm and Fridays, 9:30am MAH JONGG *CANCELLED 10/28 Duplicate Bridge: Jan Holton @ 368-0776 Pinochle: Mary Breswick @ 737-0576 BRIDGE Mondays and Fridays, 9:30am Afternoon sessions begin after lunch. PINOCHLE *CANCELLED 10/26 & 28 Mondays, 12:30pm BUNCO Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30pm Will not meet in October. Games will resume on New Players welcome. Come in a little early and November 8th on the 2nd Tuesday of the month sign up on the clipboard for a table spot. SCRABBLE from 1:00 - 3:00pm. CARDS ANYONE? 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1:00pm Wii PLAYTIME Tuesdays, 12:30pm We are looking for more “500” players! Mondays, 10:00am - 11:30pm Efficient Instruction Available. Please Join Us! All are invited to join in on some friendly competition. You can play bowling, golf, tennis, and more! No Cost. Daily Activities Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 42 October 2011 October Special Activities Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. October 2011 Page 43 Newark Senior Center October Lunch Menu This facility is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc. Page 44 October 2011 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID Newark, DE 19711 Permit No. 167 or Current Resident Dated Material, Please Deliver by October 5, 2011 Newsletter • Newark Senior Center, Inc.
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