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									1                                   Willoughby Senior Center - 440-951-2832

                            WSC News
                             February 2010
                                  Willoughby Senior Center
                Serving the senior population since 1975

            PRESIDENTS DAY—FEBRUARY 15 ~ Center Closed
      SPECIAL                                     GRAND OPENING!
     POINTS OF                                Door Prizes Snacks Games
     INTEREST                              TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 9 - 11:00AM
    Sign up day is:                                THE GAME ROOM!
        Feb 18        Join us up-stairs to officially open the Game Room. There are Cornhole , Wii ,
      Willoughby        Board Games and more for your enjoyment and relaxation. Other Senior
                      Centers offer Cornhole Tournaments, if we get a team, we can challenge them
       Feb 19             to a game. Come on up and enjoy a little competition. See you there!
                                   Cornhole - Wii- Board Games - FUN
Center Happenings
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New Members
         Page 3               AMY IS RETURNING MID FEBRUARY!
Casino Trip
         Page 3                            Tax Assistance… Mondays in February!
Multi Day Trips                Activities Rm          No Fee       Sponsored by AARP & IRS
         Page 4       Tax assistance is offered for anyone over the age of 60. Trained volunteers
Arts & Crafts
         Page 5
                      will assist you in filing State and Federal returns. Please bring with you:
Learning Experience    2009 W-2s, 1099s, Social Security income statements, tax receipt from the
         Page 6       county, cost info regarding any stocks or mutual funds sold in 09 and copies of
Center Activities     2008 returns. Call the Center to make your appointment, 951.2832. No ap-
         Page 7       pointments available on 2-15-10, Presidents Day.
Cards & Games
         Page 8
Videos                FROM THE INFO CENTER: The Secretaries are asking that you help them
         Page 8
Health Services
                      by having correct change when paying fees. If not correct change, at least not
         Page 9       $20 bills. It seems that most of us get $20 from the banks and then when you
Fitness Schedule      bring them here to pay fees, we do not have cash to make the change. So…..
         Page 10      Next time you are at the bank, just ask for some smaller bills. Thanks!
Music & Dance
         Page 11
Red Hats                                    LARGE PRINT BOOKS—MISSING
         Page 12
Board of Trustees     Recently we have noticed many of our Large Print Books are missing from our
         Page 13       Library. If you have borrowed them and not returned them, please do so if
Calendar Page 14
                      you have finished reading them. OTHERS ARE WAITING TO READ THEM.
2      The Willoughby Senior Center is opened to everyone 55 years and older. Call 440-951-2832 for more information.

                    Center                  Happenings in                                    2010

       We Welcome You                                        We Care                               We Recycle
      Please be sure to sign in each                Get Well Cards: We will be                        Batteries
        day you visit the Center.                       glad to send a card to a              Cell phones-phones only
                                                     member who is recovering,                 Please throw away chargers,
      The podium in the main hall by                feeling down or just needs a                        boxes, etc.
     the Fit-Well room has a sign in               little encouragement. Let the                     Eyeglasses
    book and other last minute tidbits               Info Center secretary know                 (donated to the Lions)
    are posted there too. Stop in the                you’d like a card sent to an-                  Greeting Cards
         Info Center to say hello!                       other member to help                      (New and Used)
     Each person that arrives at the                brighten their day and give a                  Christmas Cards
           Center is important!                          little encouragement.                Drop off in the Info Center
                                                                                                  Pet Food Coupons

                                             “The Kettles On”
                             Mondays -12noon, $1 per bowl—Craft Room
    You are invited to enjoy a hot and delicious bowl of soup with crackers, rolls or slice of bread and
     hot coffee. Types of soup vary. Please sign up, pay and get your ticket in the Info Center the
    week prior, so we can have enough soup. Volunteers needed to help serve, etc. See Carolyn.

                                              What’s Cooking?
                                 Thursdays at 12noon        $2.50pp Craft Rm
    Please pay at least one week in advance so we can properly prepare. Walk-ins will be accepted
    if there is extra, after 12:15pm when everyone with a paid reservation has been served. (so don’t
    be late) We will be purchasing for the number of people that have paid ahead of time. However,
     if you don’t show, there will not be a refund or forwarded to the next week; as we have purchase
           supplies for those with reservations. Menu is available on the sign up sheet in the Info Center

         GRAND OPENING!                             Inclement Weather Policy                       Do You Have
       GAME ROOM -UPSTAIRS                                                                     AN EMAIL ADDRESS?
        Monday - Feb. 8 10am                      When the Willoughby-Eastlake
              Check It Out!                       Schools are closed due to in-              Would you like to get your
 Looking for a place to keep your                    clement weather, the Wil-               newsletter the first day its
 cornhole skills in shape over the                 loughby Senior Center’s pro-                        available?
 winter? enjoy a Wii game? The                      grams and activities may be              Tell us your email address
 new game room is just the place                  affected. Please call the Cen-            and with the touch of a but-
  for you. We’ve got Wii, board                           ter at 951.2832                  ton, the latest newsletter can
games, card games and cornhole                    before venturing out on snow              be mailed right to your com-
 ready to play. Grab a couple of                   days. The Senior Center will              puter. No more waiting for
members and go on up, don’t for-                  be open; however, some trips/                    the mail carrier.
get, we’ve got the chair lift to ride,                   programs may be                   Let the Info Center know you
          so no excuses!                           canceled by the instructor or            would like to get your news-
Group meets Tuesdays and Thurs-                             the Center.                         letter by email today.
          days at 10am.
3                   Willoughby Senior Center—38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, Oh 44094    440-951-2832

                          Welcome New Members
                          Beyerle, Susan                                 Johnson Kathleen
                          Bisbee, Sylvia                                 Lanese, Rosetta
                          Bluhm, Thomas                                  Matthews, Liz
                          Copper, Terrance                               Meehan, Ann
                          Doley, Michael                                 Neff, Allie
                          Fox, Charlotte                                 Roach, Robert
                          Gibson, Norene                                 Scibelli, Paula
                          Gregory, Barbara                               Shippe, Bernie
                          Gregory, Jack                                  Stephens, Charlotte
                          Gura, Andrea                                   Vitas, Johnnie
                          Gura, Charles                                  Worley, Carmeline

                                    23 Brand NEW members since 12-3-09!

                        Some trips may have been for sign up Dec. 16 or earlier, call for
                       availability. All itineraries and trip schedules are subject to change.

   Showtime at High Noon Series Presents:                                              FYI:
 These free noon time programs are offered as a                  Trips are open to members only for the first
 gift to enrich the community. An hour in length,               initial two weeks once in newsletter. Guests
    they offer a special educational lecture and                may sign-up after the 2 week waiting period.
demonstration for audiences of all ages. A $2 do-               Guest may take up to 2 trips in one year and
   nation is included in price for theatre group.              then are encouraged to join the Center if they
                                                                        wish to continue to travel with us.
            Sign up for all began: Dec. 16                      All trips depart from the Euclid Avenue Muni
    Yu Wei Chinese Dance - Friday, Feb. 19                      Pool parking lot except in the summer when
Bus departs Muni Pool at 11am. Pay $5 by Feb.                     the pool is opened. At that time the Tech
17. (Tri-C Metropolitan Auditorium)                               Center parking lot at River Street is used.
       One World Tribe - Tues. March 9
Bus departs Muni Pool at 11:15am. Pre-pay $5 by                Please carry with you the yellow information
March 7. (Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square)                        cards available in the Info Center detailing
                                                                important information needed in case of an
      On the Prowl February Mystery Lunch                        emergency. This will save time and assist
                     Wed. Feb. 3                                        EMT or Rescue personnel.
Bus departs Muni Pool at 11am. Pre-pay $3.50 by                   Seating is first come, first served for trips
Jan. 29. Staying in the local area, enjoy lunch on               unless you request a front seat for special
your own, order from the menu, on this mystery                 assistance. Please make arrangements with
lunch trip. Please note later depart time, due to                          staff prior to departure.
less travel time involved. Walk: Little, Return: 2pm.          Special Dietary concerns can be secured by
                                                                   making prior arrangements with staff.

     Let’s Gamble on the weather and go to The Rivers Casino with Precious Cargo on Feb. 24.
                                 Leave Muni Pool at 7:30am return approx. 7PM
     This is short notice, but if you have cabin fever as badly as the rest of us, you are just waiting for
    a change to get out and do ‘something’. PRE-PAY $20 NOW. Bonus will be $20 slots and $5 Food.
        Invite your neighbor, I bet they haven’t been out lately either. SIGN-UP BEGINS NOW!
4               Willoughby Senior Center—38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, Oh 44094   440-951-2832

      Mary Yoder’s and Middlefield Cheese
                  Wed. Feb. 10                                     Multi Day Trips
Bus departs Muni Pool at 10:45am. Pre-pay $5
by Feb. 5. Head out to Middlefield for lunch on                   Collette Vacations Presents:
your own at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, Bakery                    GREECE and IT’S ISLANDS
and Gift Shop. After enjoying lunch, hunting for
bakery and gifts, make a quick stop in at Middle-           Final payment Due March 18
field Cheese, the home of Award-Winning high               Classical Greece, Mykonos and Santorini
quality natural Swiss cheese. Samples!                              September 17-Oct. 1st, 2010
                                                           A valid, up to date passport is mandatory for
            Showtime at High Noon                         this tour. Do not delay any longer if you plan
                  Fri. Feb. 19                            to go on this tour and your passport needs to
            (see write up on page 3)                        be updated. This 15 day tour includes 13
                                                         breakfasts and 9 dinners. Reservations made
       Cruising The Eastern Caribbean                    after the seat reduction date of March 18, 2010
    Aboard Holland America’s ms Eurodam                   are based upon availability. Final payment is
               Feb. 19-27, 2010                             due by July 17. Make checks payable to:
       Presented by: Collette Vacations                   Collette Vacations. See Carolyn for more de-
                                                               tails on this exciting travel adventure.
          Playhouse Square Presents:                               DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
                   Wed. May 19
Bus departs Muni Pool at 6:30pm. Pre-pay $58                  4th of July in Philadelphia
by April 28. Showtime: 7:30pm at the Palace                                July 1—5, 2010
Theatre. Show Length: 2hrs. 20mins.                         Visit Philadelphia to see where it all began.
Take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts,            Visit such sites as Independence Hall, Con-
drive-ins, and T-birds. “Bad boy” Danny and “the             gress Hall, Betsy Ross House, Franklin
girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again to         Court, Christ Church, Valley Forge and
the tune of your favorite songs: “Summer Nights,”        other Revolutionary War sites. Imaging vis-
“Greased Lightnin’” and “We Go Together”,                 iting Independence Hall on the anniversary of
“Grease,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and                the day that the Continental Congress voted to
“You’re the One That I Want.”                                break with England. Celebrate with fire-
                                                         works and parades just as John Adams envi-
                                                            sioned. Dine in the City Tavern where the
        Fiddler on the Roof—                               delegates to the continental Congress dined,
                   Wed. June 23                              debated and toasted through many hours.
Bus departs Tech Center at 6:30pm. Pre-pay
                                                          Travel to New Jersey and visit Cape May be-
$60 by June 2nd. Showtime: 7:30pm at the Pal-
                                                         fore the Philly Pops concert Directed by Pe-
ace Theatre. Show Length: 3 hours. No other
                                                          ter Nero. INCLUDES: Deluxe Motorcoach, 3
musical has so magically woven music, dance,
                                                             nights lodging, 7 meals (3-B, 1-L, & 3-D),
poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying
                                                          Sightseeing fees, Baggage handling and gra-
and unforgettable experience. In what is a huge
                                                            tuities, Professional escort. Learn more at
theatrical feat, audiences will have a once-in-a-
                                                            the first PREVIEW on Feb. 11, at 10am. .
lifetime opportunity to see Chaim Topol, star of
                                                          Please RSVP by Feb 5. that you will attend
the original motion picture, in his farewell per-
                                                                       preview. 440-951-2832
formance of the award winning role that made
                                                                      Trip planned by TBI Tours
him legendary. Relive a glorious tradition of the
musical theatre with Fiddler on the Roof.
5                Willoughby Senior Center - on line at, click Parks and Rec., click Seniors

                                     ARTS AND CRAFTS
         Garage Sale Pot Luck Luncheon                                            Knitterbugs
       Friday, March 26, Noon, Social Rm.                               Tuesdays at 11am, Craft Rm
     Bring in a wrapped White Elephant, a side                 Group is meeting weekly and growing in size.
    dish—hot or cold to share with about 40 of                Start up supplies can be provided if needed. In-
    your fellow Garage Sale Enthusiast. Save                    structor, Karolyn Davoli is happy to get you
    your nickels and dimes—its that time again                   started knitting and show you new stitches.
    to have fun collecting treasures at the local                 Everyone welcome, newcomers welcome
        garage sales. First One……………..                               anytime. No charge for this activity.
         April 30, leave muni pool 8:30am.
             Mystery Lunch destination.
                                                                         Yarn Needed for Lap Robes
             Fun with Mary Kay                                Yarn (including baby yarn) of all colors is needed
            Thurs. Feb. 18—1pm                                for the lap robes the members make to donate to
 Bring your funny bone & be prepared to use                   those in need. No wool yarn please. Drop off in
  your various body parts in ways you never                        the Craft room. Thank you for donation.
imagined. Laughs, refreshments and prizes.
                Sign up by 2-14-10.
                                                                                  “In Stitches”
                                                                         Quilting and Sewing Group
            Rubber Stamp Class                                     Fridays 9am -11:30am - Craft Room
          Stampin’ Up with Michelle                              This is not a class, there is not an instructor.
     Fridays, 9am-1pm Activities Rm                            Quilters gather to enjoy spending time together
  Pre-pay $15 per class by the Wednesday                      and working on their projects. Sewing machines
    prior. Bring your own glue sticks. Be                       are available and the large tables make this a
prepared to stamp and decorate 8 cards for a                   great quilting room. No charge. Everyone wel-
variety of occasions with instructor Michelle.                         come to come in and get started.

                                                                            Paintin’ and Kiln’ Time
                Sweatshirt Art                                         Wednesdays - 9am - Craft Room
      Monday and Friday, Feb. 22 & 26                         Activity Fee $9 - Resident discount fee $7 per
             9am Conference Rm                                  month. Kick up the creative juices you’ve got
    Pay $5 per shirt to instructor Eleanor                       flowing and start something new in ceramics
Kaminski for creating a design of your choice.               class. If you would like to start a new hobby - Ce-
Bring to class: cardboard covered with plastic                ramics may be it, stop in and meet the instructor,
  equal to the size of the pattern you plan to                    Joanne and she can give you more details.
 paint. Shirt (pre-washed, without fabric sof-                      Beginners are
tener). Best shirt is 50% cotton, 50% polyes-                  welcome, kiln firing is
          ter. Newcomers welcome!                            done on site for quicker
                                                                project return. New
                  “Hello Dollies”                            and exciting greenware
         Mondays - 9:30am - Craft Room                           now available. All
    Newcomers and beginners welcome! Mem-                     supplies are provided
      bers of the group teach each other new                      with monthly fee.
      stitches and techniques of crochet. No
           charge to participate. Join us!
6                  Willoughby Senior Center—38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094 - 440-951-2832

                             A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
          Not all speakers and programs offered are endorsed by the Center or the City of Willoughby.
           The Speakers and Programs are offered to provide information, education and enjoyment.
           Use your discretion as to what personal information you give to anyone at these programs.

        Tech Wise LLC Computer Classes
All classes are specifically designed for folks over             Manor Care & American Heart Assoc.
55. Tech Wise portable computer lab allows sen-                    “The Search Your Heart Program”
iors to get hands on experience as they’re learn-                  The Basics of a Heart-Healthy Diet
    ing the fundamentals of working computers.                Tues. Feb. 23         1pm            Actv. Rm
                                                              Snack will be provided. There is no charge to
                                                              participate. Speakers from Manor Care are
            “Basic Computers 3 & 4”                            trained by the American Heart Association.
        Friday, Feb. 5 & 12, 9:30-11:30am                   This talk will begin the new series all about nu-
             Conference Rm        $39                      trition. Learn the importance of nutrition, Ameri-
Basic computers with Microsoft Vista parts 3 & 4              can Heart Assoc. Diet and Lifestyle Recom-
apply and review the skills learned in parts 1 & 2.          mendations, Making the right decisions when
These classes offer hands on experience practic-             eating out and the class activity is a personal
ing the fundamentals while advancing your knowl-             assessment of diet and lifestyle. Please sign
edge about Microsoft Vista. You will learn how to                        up if you plan to attend.
organize and save information, find it, and create
shortcuts on your computer.

                  Lunch and Learn Healthwise Connection Cleveland Clinic Presents:
                            You Can Have Both~ Beautiful and Healthy Eyes!
                            Victor Bello, MD, Ophthalmology, Euclid Hospital
                                       Thursday, February 25, 2010
                                    Lunch 11:30 ~ Lecture 12:00 Noon
    A discussion on common eye problems and 21st century treatments and surgeries available. Dr.
    Bello will discuss the newest procedures and cosmetic services for Blepharoplasty (drooping eye-
     lids), permanent eyeliner and growing longer eyelashes. Program will be held here at the Wil-
     loughby Senior Center. Program is offered at no cost, space is limited, reservations required.
                        Thank you Wickliffe Country Place for sponsoring the lunch.

                           Investing in Hearing Aids—March 18—11am
                       Jane Kukula, AuD. Advanced Audiology Concepts
Presents: Investing in Hearing Aids: Become an informed consumer! This is a must attend talk for
 anyone planning to invest in hearing aids. You will learn about hearing loss and hearing aids. Re-
 ceive information about the new instruments and make good choices for yourself. Know who to go
to when you purchase aids. Discover the difference between an audiologist, hearing aid dealer and
               ear, nose and throat doctor. Sign-up to let us know you are attending.

    2010 Environmentally Correct Calendar: On the wall next to the entrance of the Info Center there hangs a
    calendar which contains 101 little ways to save our planet. Among other suggestions it states: “If every
    coffee-drinking American used a reusable mug instead of a throwaway cup, up to seven (7) million pounds
    of carbon dioxide emissions could be saved every day “. These are simple ways to keep the planet healthy
    for ourselves and those who follow.
7            Willoughby Senior Center - on line at, click Parks and Rec., click Seniors

                                                                                Page Turners
                                                                   Monday, February 22, 9:30am Act. rm
           Center Activities                                      “The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette” by
                                                                  Carolly Erickson is the read for February.
                                                                 Group Facilitator, Michelle Hudson from the
                                                                 W. E. Library will be on hand to help probe
                                                                beneath the surface of the words to find more
                “In The Spotlight”                               meaning in the story. All are welcome to at-
          Hallway Hobby Display Case                                         tend and participate.
 Do you have a collection you would like to share
with others? We’ve had everything from miniature
 doll houses, beer steins, to all things New York
 City on display. See Amy or Carolyn to schedule
your month. Now scheduling for the rest of 2009
                   and into 2010.

          Senor Hlabse’ Spanish Class                          Last year—2009 you provided with your tax
           Tuesdays at 1pm - Conf. Rm                           dollar 3 beautiful pieces of fitness equip-
              (8 weeks, $35 session)                                   ment for the Fitness Center
This on-going Spanish language class is the those
with previous Spanish experience. New members                               A Fluid Rowing Machine
are welcome, but must know the language.                                     An Elliptical Machine
                                                                            and A Recumbent Bike
       Interest in Beginners Spanish Class                                           Enjoy!
         Date and Time to be Determined
 Would you be interested in learning the basics of             Patty is planning to spend some time in the
   the Spanish language? If there is an interest,               Fitness Center to answer your questions,
  Senor Paul is offering to teach a basic Spanish                 help refresh your correct usage of the
 class for beginners. Sign up on the interest sheet             equipment or bring you up to date if you
in the Info. Center. If there are at least 6 members            didn’t get training on the new stuff. Feb.
             we will put a class together.                       19, 9—10 am and March 25, 10—11am.
                                                               Take time to stop in on one of these dates.

                             Tuesday Nutrition Run ~ Every Tuesday
Any Willoughby resident member can call in and request to be picked up, taken to Eastlake Nutrition
site, the Great Lakes Mall and local grocery stores for shopping. Call in one week prior. Destina-
tions may vary. There is no charge for this service. Pick up starts at 10:30 Return Home approx 3

       Thursday Center Pick Ups            Willoughby Residents Only
Why sit home alone when you can get out with others and enjoy their com-
pany? Don’t worry about driving, the Center bus will pick you up around
9:30am and return you home. approx. 3pm What is there to do you might
ask? How about participating in Barb’s Fitness Fun class, have lunch with
What’s Cooking* and guess what dessert will be, see a movie , join in the
after lunch activity, check out the library or use the computers. Please call
by 9am for your pick-up. Plan to be here from 11am until 2pm. We’d love
to see you! * Lunch reservations are needed
8               Willoughby Senior Center - 38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094 - 440-951-2832

                                                             Kings, Queens, Bishops and Pawns
           Cards - Games                              There is a very nice chess set neatly in place on a
                                                       table in the Library. The kings, queens and their
          Social Activities                             protective forces stand in readiness for action.
                                                        Our Intern from Lake Academy is at the Center
       No sign up, just show up, no charge               form 12:30—2:30 daily and would welcome a
Mon                                                   game or if you’d like to learn, he can teach the ba-
 8-10AM       Women’s Pool          Pool Rm               sics. Call 440-951-2832 to reserve a game.
10-1 PM       Mah Jongg             Library
12:30 PM      Hand & Foot           Social Rm
12-12:30      Gym Walking           Gym                                Remember When
Tues                                                       Instructors: Walter & Marian Marshall
11:30 PM      Bridge                Social Rm                 Tuesdays at 10am Activities Rm
 1-4PM        Table Tennis          Gym              Learn how to bring fond memories out of the dark
 6-9PM        8-Ball (pool)         Pool Rm          and into the light to share with future generations.
 6-9 PM       Music                 Social Rm        This is a wonderful opportunity to reminisce, talk
Wed                                                  about old times and learn to get it down in writing.
11:45AM       Volleyball            Gym              This is a free offering to all members, join us!
 1:00 PM      Cribbage              Library
 12:30PM      Pinochle              Social Rm
 6-9 PM       8-Ball (pool)         Pool Rm                     From Genesis to Revelations
 6-10 PM      Music                 Social Rm               1st and 3rd Weds - 9:30am - Library
Thurs                                                This class is open to all members. Join the discus-
12-12:30      Gym Walking           Gym              sion of Christian beliefs in relationship with the cur-
12:25 PM      Pinochle              Activities Rm    rent moral values. No sign-up, just show up.
 1-4PM        Table Tennis          Gym              Open to men and women.
 1:00PM       Domino’s              Craft Rm
                                                             Dominos         Thursdays at 1pm
12PM          Shuffleboard          Gym
 1PM          Hand & Foot           Social Rm           Has about 8 regulars coming in to play, want to
Game Room available upon request: Wii, Corn-                   join? No sign up, just show up.
hole, Board Games and more. Ask for Key.
                                                       Tuesday and Wednesday Night Music Note:
       A Cup of Joe and Conversation                    Stop in and enjoy good ole fashioned music,
    Wednesdays – 11am - Activities Rm                  Country-western on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm
Men! Join this purely social get-together once        and Easy Listening and Dance music on Wednes-
a week to talk about today’s politics, and remi-                day nights from 6pm-9:30pm.
nisce on yesterday’s stories. No sign up.             Thank you to all the talented musicians and sing-
                                                             ers that entertain week after week!

                             Film Flix              1pm            No Charge
                                 Popcorn, Coffee, Hot Chocolate Provided
Thurs: Feb. 4 - 1pm “Sisterhood of Traveling Pants” Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay
connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions. They pass around a par of
second hand jeans that fits each of them perfectly. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each
other as well as the adventure they are going through with apart. PG

Thurs: Feb. 25 - 1pm TBA: Check the Info Center for an update on Video Title.

Movies may not be suitable for all audiences, use your discretion. Please sign up by one day prior,
                      if no one signs up, the movie is not rented or shown.
9                   Willoughby Senior Center—38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, Oh 44094   440-951-2832

                     Birthday Bingo
                        Date TBA                                        Center Services
        Join Continuum Home Care, Inc. for a fun        A Matter of Law:                      Wed. Feb. 3.
    filled after noon of games and refreshments to      Attorney and Willoughby Law Director, John Wiles
    celebrate everyone having a birthday in Janu-       will be here for consultations. No written docu-
         ary. Please sign-up if you plan to attend.     ments will be offered, but if you have a critical is-
                          No fee.                       sue see John. Sign-up in Info Center for a 20 min-
                                                        ute appointment from 2 - 4pm. No charge.

    HEALTH SERVICES                                     Notary: Center Manager, Carolyn Moore is a No-
      No Massotherapy until further notice.             tary, Please call before you come in to check
                                                        availability for this service offered at no charge.

         Blood Pressure Screening                       Clever Re-Created Cards: You are sure to need
       Wed. Feb. 24 10:30-11:30am                       some cheerful cards to send out. There are a
 Meet in Social Rm. No charge. Provided by              good number of greeting cards ‘handmade’ here at
Senior Independence. No sign up, just show up.          the Center by our Volunteers. Where else can you
                                                        find a deal like this - 3 cards for a $1. or .35 cents
                  Podiatrist:                           each? When you turn in cards for the volunteers
Dr. Weber - Wed. Feb. 24         8:30-10:30am           to recycle, please do not tear off the backs, it is
$20 private pay or she will bill Medicare. Even         easier during the gluing process to have the backs
with Medicare, this is not a free service, call         available to work with. Thank you!
Medicare and know what your deductible will
cover, there are many variables. Appoint-               Book Sale:
ments are scheduled every 15 minutes, ser-              The “never ending” book sale is open for business
vice provided in Clinic.                                 with all books priced at .25! Come in and fill up a
             Clips ‘n Snips Nail Care                    bag. Located in main hall across from Pool Rm.
     1st and 3rd Monday of each month
   Wanda an independent contractor and a li-            Volunteers: Interested in volunteering at the Cen-
censed tech for manicures and pedicures. We             ter? Stop by and see Carolyn or Amy and we can
   may think of pedicures as being cosmetic,            fill you in on the variety of jobs that volunteers do
they’re also good for general foot maintenance          here.
  by preventing a build-up of dry skin and cal-
luses. $20 manicures, $30 pedicures and $20             All Occasion Cards: There are all occasion and
  toenail clip. Sign up for your appointment in         holiday cards available for the taking located in the
   the Appoint Schedule book in Info Center.            library throughout the year. Donations appreciated
                                                        Stop in and see what you can stock up on.
               David Hanson
        Thursday—Feb. 11—9:30am
David Hanson will return on a temporary basis                  Year Round Medicare/Medicaid Help:
to provide you with the massage you need to                 Please call the Lake County Council on Aging
     get through these cold winter days.                      LAKE COUNTY MEDICARE HOTLINE –
                                                         440-205-8111. OSHIIP volunteers and the Coun-
    Call or come in to sign-up. $12 for a 15 min.        cil on Aging will answer your questions and assist
           massage. Feels sooooo good!                                      with paperwork.

                                                            Schedule your tax appointment at the Center
                                                                       today! 440-951-2832
10                Willoughby Senior Center—38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, Oh 44094   440-951-2832

   H e a l t h & F i t n e s s                                     Tai Chi with Paul Wallace
Senior Center Gym Walking Schedule                            Wednesdays at 1pm Rm 19~ Upstairs
      Mondays:              12-3:20pm                    $10 ~ Resident Discount Fee $8 per month
     Wednesdays:           1:30-3:20pm               Tai Chi. It is practiced world wide for health, lon-
     Thursdays:            12-12:30pm                gevity and development of physical and mental well-
     Fridays               3:30-4:30pm               being. The movements are slow, of low intensity
    Special Events may cause changes.                and enjoyed by people of all ages. Class has room
 Feel free to call before coming up to walk          for you..
 Mon. & Thurs. 12-12:30 marching music
          28 times around =1 mile                                  No more Squeaky Hinges
                                                     Thursdays at 11am Activities Rm             No charge
     F i t n e s s        C l a s s e s              Join this class of mostly chair exercises, along with
     Pay monthly fee prior to first class.           mind and memory exercises which are entertaining
                                                     and beneficial as well. Just drop in and see if this is
The Power Workout                                    something for you. Stay for Lunch - reservations re-
Mon & Wed & Fri, 8-9am Gym                           quired.
Activity Fee $17, Resident Discount $15
This challenging program is for Men and                              Low Impact Aerobics
Women. Pilates and Yoga movements are                   Mon., Wed., Fri.   10am       Rm 18, Upstairs
combined to promote core strength,                   Light exercise to commercial exercise tapes.
flexibility and balance. Bring a non-slip
exercise mat. Start your day the right way!              Blazin’ Blades- Tues & Thurs. 1—4pm Gym
                                                     Have a good time playing on our first class table ten-
Lady Fit                                             nis tables while exercising all two thousand body
Tues & Thurs, 9-10am Gym                             parts. Play singles or doubles with men and women
Activity Fee $10, Resident Discount $8               of all skill levels. Equipment provided or bring you
This program includes bone building and              own.
strengthening activities to help prevent
osteoporosis. Included are: stretching, soft                 Cornhole ~ Tuesdays at 10am
low-impact movements and the use of light             Come up to the new game room, Rm. 16 for corn-
weights. Bring an exercise mat and water                hole. Cornhole bags and boards provided.
bottle. Chairs and weights are available.

The Men’s Workout                                        FIT-WELL ROOM          Open 8am-8pm
Tues & Thurs, 8-9am Gym                                        Fit-Well Room Yearly Fees:
Activity Fee $10, Resident Discount $8                   $10 Resident, $12Non-Resident Members
Weights are used to strengthen the upper
body. Stretching and Agility Exercises are          Fit-Well—How to Participate: (1) Be a current
for our balance and health. Join this morning       member of the WSC. (2) Have your Dr. complete
crew for fun and fitness. Bring your mat,           and return Clearance of Personal Physician Form.
chairs and weights are available.                   (3) Sign and return your Release and Waiver. You
                                                    will be contacted by phone to schedule your training
Interval Training Workout                           which is held 1 or 2 times each month. You must
Mon & Wed : - 9:15-10am                             complete Patty’s training program prior to use.
Rm 19 Activity Fee $10, Resident Discount $8          Meet Patty on Fri. Jan. 15, 9am to have questions
This 45 minute co-ed exercise program is new!                    answered all about Fit-Well!
This circuit style workout takes you from station      During the winter, please carry in your work-out
to station performing a variety of exercise move-    shoes to change into before using the Fit-well room
ments, weights, resistive bands and other                         or the gym. Thank you.
equipment provided.
11              Willoughby Senior Center:, click on Parks and Rec, click on Seniors

  Just Sing a Song - Social Rm, 11am Mondays                                  Tickling the Ivories
Start off 2010 with a song in your heart and join this               Wednesday and Thursday Mornings
group of songsters at the start of each week. Ability                $20 / month for 4-1/2 hour sessions
to read music is optional as much of the music if fa-                  $50 / month for 4-1 hour sessions
miliar and that which is new is easily learned. All             Alice offers private piano lessons to inter-
are welcome.                                                    ested Center members. Class fees are paid
                                                                directly to instructor. Check with Alice for

                    Line Dancing                                Tap Dancing Classes Dance Studio
Beginning and Advanced Line Dancing Classes                     Advanced Tap           MON – 11:30am
                      Tuesdays                                  Activity Fee: $6 for the month. Instructor,
 are now being offered by Barbara Shoda on Tues-                Dolly Calabrase, instructs this advanced tap
days. Advanced class is at 10am and Beginners at                class for the experienced tapper.
  11:30. Classes are for 1 hour. Fees are payable
on a 13 week schedule of $20 or $22 non-resident ,              Baby Steps (Beginners Tap) TUES - 10am
 or annually. $70 or $78 non-resident. Punch cards              Activity Fee: $20 for 4 weeks. Minimum 4
 will be issued to each student to bring to class and           Instructor Jo Savelli provides encouragement
 have punched each time attending. No refunds for               and introduction. Payment is due prior to the
                    missed classes.                             first class. Class is having a great time and
                                                                is looking for new members.

               First - Friday Night Dance ~ Music by “Vintage Seven”
                             Friday, Feb 5 6:30-9:30pm
It is so close to Valentine’s Day why not come out and enjoy the music and company of some really
nice people. Music, company, refreshments—a nice way to spend an evening. . The music plays
on the first Friday night of each month (holiday dependent) for your entertainment. Change into
your dancing shoes, bring a small snack for your table and spend the night dancing or just enjoying
the music and fellowship. Ron Mason and the Vintage Seven will take requests and love to enter-
tain. There is no admission charge and members and guests of the Center are welcome.

             Afternoon Tea Time:                                        ST. PATRICK’S DAY
             Thurs: Feb. 18, 3PM                                 Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day
Let’s slow down, take a break and reflect on             Show your Irish, by wearing all the green you can
just how hurried our lives are. The Kettle will             carry and by participating in Karaoke. Get to-
be hot, the cups clean the music soft and wait-            gether with your friends now and form you own
ing for you to stop in, set down and relax for            ’garage karaoke band’ to perform for us; Or just
just a few minutes with a cup of hot Tea. No             do it on your own. This should be a ’let your hair
program, no fee. We just asked that you                  down day’ and just have fun!. Full details will be
                                                                       in the March Newsletter
please RSVP that you will be stopping in so we
                                                                   with sign-up March 1—12 only!
can heat enough water. See you there.
12               Willoughby Senior Center - 38032 Brown Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094   440-951-2832

                                                              Lake County Historical Society
                                                                 Celebrates Women’s History Month at
                                                                       Andrews-Osborne Academy
                                                                        Tuesday March 23—$25
                                                          Theme: “Along the Way” Families that have roads
           RED HAT SOCIETY                                 named after them. Drive yourself to the Andrews-
            “RED FOXES”                                     Osborne Academy at 38588 Mentor Ave., doors
                                                             open at 11am, lunch served at 12 noon prior to
                    UP-DATE!                               program. Please make your $25 check payable to
                                                           LCHS. There will be a Chinese auction and door
     Comments from Your Queen!                            prizes. Sign-up begins Feb. 17 and ends March 17th.
                                                               Seating will be much less crowded this year.
            HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!
                                                                Red Foxes at Auburn Career Center
Let’s have a Happy and Healthy Year! The way to
                                                                          Wed. March 31
   do that is to join us in all the fun programs and
                                                       Bus departs Muni Pool at 11:15am. Pre-pay $15 by
outings we have. We are growing closer together,
                                                       March 24. The menu is always excellent at the Au-
 deepening our Red Hat friendships and reaching
                                                      burn Career Center with soup, salad, entrees and des-
     out to others, making them feel a part of our
                                                      sert included We will be served at noon. So dust off
 group. Keep up the good work! We have several
                                                        those ‘going to lunch’ red and purple duds and get
    new members this year. Welcome to all. The
                                                       ready for a fun time. Limited to 38. Sign-up is Feb.
Homestead House B & B was a lot of fun—a great
                                                                  17 to March 17 or until sold-out.
 time in Historical Downtown Willoughby. Now it’s
     on to our Reunion Tea. It’s always a Hoot.
                                                                           Red Foxes
     Just a reminder: Is there something in your               New or Renewing Membership
   drawer or closet that you just can’t part with but Our dues this year (2010) will be $5. To enjoy
  don’t know how to wear? Bring it to the Reunion      all the benefits our group has to offer, we will
  Tea and see how you can make it work and love           be collecting membership dues during the
                            it.                        month of January through the Reunion Tea in
                                                      February. We need to know how many ladies
     Fashion with a Twist Reunion Tea Party           are in our group so we can plan activities, door
       Friday, Feb. 12          $10          Gym      prizes, birthday gifts, etc. Checks only please
Doors open at 11am. Sign up begins Jan. 6-Feb.         to the Willoughby Senior Center; include birth
5. There will be a money raffle, Chinese raffle,       month and phone number. You may also join
and door prizes. Lunch prepared by Kathy               or renew at other times by placing your check
Gipson served at 12noon. After lunch, we will          with name, address, birth month, phone num-
have “Fashion With a Twist”. Sign up in tables of     ber in an envelope marked—Red Foxes Mem-
8, put on your red and purple party clothes and       bership and place in the Rd Hat mailbox in the
get ready to have fun. Don’t forget, if you haven't office. There will be a membership table at the
joined our Red Foxes for 2010, we’ll have a table        Reunion Tea on Fri., Feb. 12. To renew—
set up at this party to do so. Last chance for $5        bring your membership card with you New
for the year. NOTE: Time Change                        members to the Senior Center who would like
                                                         to join the Red Foxes any time of the year;
                                                       dues are $5. If you have any questions about
                   SAVE THE DATE!                         membership, please leave a note for Sue
                 Wednesday, April 21                    Eshelman and she will get in touch with your
               Miss Molly’s Tea Room                                   with further details.

RED HAT PROGRAMS: and events are sched-
uled by the club members for the club mem-                            Board of Trustees
bers. Your dues must be current to participate.                    Next Board Meeting:
Red and Purple attire is required at all func-                        Thurs. Feb 18
tions.                                                          10am Open to all members
RED HAT BOUTIQUE: If you have merchan-                                     Officers:
dise to donate to the Boutique, leave it in the                   Bob Danford        President
Info Center marked Joanne Skapura. Proceeds                   Chuck VandeStadt       Vice President
benefit the Red Foxes activities.                                 Joanne Skapura     Secretary
                                                                  Bertha Rockwell    Treasurer
photos of red hats having fun, please bring                               Board Members:
them in and Katie will display and maintain the
Red Hat bulletin board in the hallway. Check it           Merle Leftwich               Marge VandeStadt
out for the latest RED HAT dates and pictures.            Carole Woodward              Dick Tuskas
                                                          Bob Simon                    Joan Schneider

    VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION PLANNED:                                  Board Sponsored Fund Raisers:
             Save the Date April 9, 2010                                Monthly Split Pot Raffle
     If you volunteered more than 20 hours last            All proceeds from these fund raisers benefit you,
    year here at the Center, AND entered those              the members of the Center. If you would like to
    hours in the Volunteer Book, you will be re-            get involved and lend a hand, see Bob Simon or
  ceiving an invitation to the Volunteer Recogni-           Dick Tuskas. All volunteer hours count towards
 tion planned for April 9. The Board of Trustees            the 20 hours needed to qualify as a guest of the
  invites you to be their guest at this recognition         Board during the Volunteer Recognition. Volun-
 as a way of saying thank you for your time and              teers are needed during the week-days to sell
  talent. Guest are always welcomed to attend.             raffle tickets at a table here in the main hallway .
   The price for your guest and complete details             You set your days and hours. Enjoy getting to
          will be in next month’s newsletter.             know fellow members and hot coffee while you’re
                                                           here. The drawing for each monthly raffle is held
                                                              the last day of the month, usually at 12noon.
            Secretaries Recognized                                             Board News:
                                                               December winners of the Split-Pot Raffle are:
 The Secretaries will join Carolyn for lunch at a local   Maxine Stone, Barbara Gill and Dick Jaeger.
restaurant to recognize the time and talent they give     Congratulations to these winners and maybe
  to each of our members every day. April 21 is Na-       your name will be posted as a winner next month.
tional Administrative Assistant Day. It is always nice         Last year the Board received $,9,544 in Mem-
 to have your efforts recognized. We are very fortu-
                                                          berships fees, and paid out $8, 765 for printing
   nate to have so many dedicated volunteers. The
 secretaries are only one of many groups that make
                                                          and postage for your monthly newsletter . That
  this Center the place you want to come to to relax,     left $779 in that account. Just thought you might
              visit friends and play games                like to know.
14   Willoughby Senior Center - on line at, click Parks and Rec., click Seniors

                                                                                                    Nonprofit Organization
 Willoughby Senior Center                                                                             U. S. Postage Paid
 38032 Brown Avenue                                                                                   Willoughby, Ohio
 Willoughby, Ohio 44094                                                                                Permit No. 124

 Phone: 440-951-2832
 Fax: 440-953-4270

                                     Dated Material: Must be delivered by the 1st of the month.
                                                     JANUARY NEWSLETTER

                                                           Mailing Label

     David Anderson, Mayor                                         Barbara Freed, Asst. Program Coordinator
     Brian Katz, Director of Parks and Recreation                  Gertie Psenak, Transportation Coordinator
     Carolyn L. Moore, Center Manager                              Irene Lafond, Secretary
     Amy Skolny, Program Coordinator                               Mary Kay Soptich, Secretary
                                                                   Everett Hall, Transportation

                                                    OUR MISSION STATEMENT
                                            “We are a group of caring people,
                                           providing a variety of informational,
                                        cultural and leisure activities in a positive
                                            and helpful atmosphere for those
                                                 individuals 55 and over.”

                   Center Hours                                                  Board of Trustees Officers
              Week-Days 8am - 8pm                                                   President: Bob Danford
               Info Center 9am -3pm                                            Vice President: Chuck Vandestadt
     Tuesday and Wednesday Music 6pm -10pm                                        Secretary: Joanne Skapura
                                                                                  Treasurer: Bertha Rockwell

                                     Read the Newsletter at
                                     Click on Parks and Recreation then Click on Seniors.

                All Programs and Activities are provided by the City of Willoughby with some funding from
                                     the Lake County Senior Citizen’s Service Levy

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