May 2015 Faith Sellers Senior Center 312 North Laurel St., Summerville, SC 29483 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (843) 871-5053 www.dorchesterseniors.com Mon Tue Tue If you would like to reserve a meal, please call 1 day ahead before 1pm. Cost is $4.80 Bake Sale Week May 11th-15th 4 9:00 Weight Trng* 9:00 Pinochle 9:15 Beg. Spanish 9:30 AARP Board Mtg. 10:00 Bingo w/Walgreens 10:15 Int. Spanish 11:00 Beg. Pinochle 11:30 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Bridge 1:00 Dominoes 5 8:30 Aerobics 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 Crafts/Kim 12:00 Mahjong 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Beg. Quilting 2:00 Oil Painting 2:30 Tai Chi* 6:00 Single Seniors Wed Thu Fri 1 8:45 Zumba Gold 9:30 Canasta 9:45 Morning Movie: Eight Below, PG Join us Friday 10:00 Casual Bridge Beginning Mornings at 10:00 Crochet Watercolor 8:45am 12:30 Line Dance* Only $5 per class! 1:00 Beg. Bridge Class 1:00 Creative Introductory Class th Crafters See Calendar May 20 See Calendar Description for more Description for details! details! 6 7 8 9:00 Weight Trng* 8:30 Aerobics* 8:45 Zumba Gold 9:00 Pinochle 9:30 Int. Quilting 9:00 Mother’s Day 9:30 Canasta 9:30 Walking Club Make & Take 10:00 Prescription 9:40 Yoga* Bouquets Pickups 10:00 “Just Good 9:30 Canasta 10:15 Bible Study Enough” Music 10:00 Casual Bridge 1:00 Clogging 10:00 Bookmobile 10:00 Crochet 1:00 Int. Quilting 12:30 Line Dance* 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Woodcarving 1:00 Creative 1:00 Chess Group Crafters NEW! YOU MUST BE 50+ YRS. OLD & A MEMBER OF THE CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF OUR ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS. ACTIVITY CALENDARS FOR JUNE WILL BE RELEASED TUESDAY MAY 26TH @ 2PM. SIGN-UP FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS & MUST BE DONE IN PERSON. FEES MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF SIGN-UP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. Mon 11 9:00 Weight Trng* 9:00 Pinochle 9:15 Beg. Spanish 10:00 Strawberry Picking Trip 10:15 Int. Spanish 11:00 Beg. Pinochle 11:30 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Bridge 1:00 Dominoes Tue Tue 12 8:30 Aerobics* 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 Bingo w/Dave 12:00 Mahjong 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Beg. Quilting 1:00 Gardening 1:45 Fitness Equipment Trng. 2:00 Oil Painting 2:30 Tai Chi* Wed 13 9:00 Weight Trng* 9:00 Pinochle 9:30 Canasta 10:00 J-I-N-G-O 10:15 Bible Study 1:00 Clogging 12:30 Bunco 2:00 Beginning Watercolor Class (Trial Class) Thu 14 8:30 Aerobics* 9:30 Int. Quilting 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 BP Screens w/Gentiva Home Health 1:00 Int. Quilting 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Woodcarving 1:00 Chess Group Fri 15 8:45 Zumba Gold 9:30 Canasta 10:00 Casual Bridge 10:00 Chair Travel: Everglades & Picayune Forest 10:00 Crochet 12:00 Birthdays 12:30 Line Dance* 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Creative Crafters ~Bake Sale Week May 11th~15th~ 18 9:00 Benefit Bank 9:00 Weight Trng* 9:00 Pinochle 9:15 Beg. Spanish 10:15 Int. Spanish 10:30 Joy Singers of Summerville Baptist Church 11:00 Beg. Pinochle 11:30 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Bridge 1:00 Dominoes 1:30 NARFE Mtg. 19 8:30 Aerobics* 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 Bingo w/Southern Care Hospice 12:00 Mahjong 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Beg. Quilting 2:00 Oil Painting 2:30 Tai Chi* 20 9:00 Weight Trng* 9:00 Pinochle 9:30 Canasta 10:15 Bible Study 1:00 Clogging 12:30 AARP Mtg. & Luncheon 2:00 Beginning Watercolor Class 21 8:30 Aerobics* 9:30 Int. Quilting 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 Nutrition Series: “MyPlate” 1:00 Int. Quilting 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Woodcarving 1:00 Chess Group 22 8:45 Zumba Gold 9:30 Canasta 10:00 Morning Movie Night at the Museum 3:Secret of the Tomb, PG 10:00 Casual Bridge 10:00 Crochet 12:30 Line Dance* 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Creative Crafters 25 26 8:30 Aerobics* 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 Ceramics 12:00 Mahjong 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Beg. Quilting 2:00 Oil Painting 2:30 Tai Chi* 27 28 29 Closed in Observance of Memorial Day No Meals Served or Delivered 8:30-11:00 Farmers Market Vouchers 9:00 Weight Trng* 9:00 Pinochle 9:30 Canasta 10:00 Bingo w/Cypress Place 10:15 Bible Study 1:00 Clogging 2:00 Beginning Watercolor Class 8:30 Aerobics* 9:30 Int. Quilting 9:30 Walking Club 9:40 Yoga* 10:00 Bookmobile 10:00 Gardening 1:00 Int. Quilting 1:00 Sit & Get Fit 1:00 Woodcarving 1:00 Chess Group 8:30-11:00 Farmers Market Vouchers 8:45 Zumba Gold 9:30 Canasta 10:00 Casual Bridge 10:00 Crochet 12:30 Line Dance* 1:00 Beg. Bridge 1:00 Creative Crafters If you have any questions regarding activities, please contact Jan Holloway in the Activities Dept. at (843)871-5053. ~Arts & Crafts~ OIL PAINTING: Old master method – Instructor Susannah Roth. You don’t need to know how to draw. This easy method teaches you how to paint light and dark shapes to form a picture. $12.00 per class is to be paid at the front desk before each class. Call 873-7684 for more information and details. Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00pm SUMMERVILLE WOODCARVERS: This group meets on Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm. New Members welcome. For more information, call Barbara at 843-871-7469. BEGINNER QUILTING: Instructor Linda Knutson teaches quilters the techniques of hand piecing, machine piecing, appliqué, and more. Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:30pm. Call 7972088 for more information. No class May 19th INTERMEDIATE QUILTING: Instructor Linda Knutson teaches quilters the techniques of hand piecing, machine piecing, appliqué, and more. Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:00–4:00pm. Call 797-2088 for more information. CRAFTS: Instructor Kimberly Bond will be teaching a “Flower Plant Stake” craft that can be used as an ornamental indoor plant stake or other decoration….”April Showers bring May Flowers.” on Tuesday, May 5th @10:00am. All materials will be provided. Instructor Elaine Weyer will not have a craft in May. CROCHET: Mary Altrock teaches all levels of crochet. Fridays 10:00–11:30am. WATERCOLOR FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: The introductory (trial) class will be held on May 13th at 2pm and will be open to fifteen participants. The fee for this one class will be $12.00. (Must sign up in person and pay at time of sign-up to reserve your spot.) We will cover several basic characteristics of watercolor, discuss supplies needed to continue in the class, and experiment with two techniques which are fun and effective. All materials and supplies will be provided by the instructor for this introductory class. Every participant will leave with a completed painting. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… *AFTER THE INTRODUCTORY CLASS, the FIRST TEN participants to sign up will be part of the series of classes to be held on Wednesdays, May 20th through June 17th. *The fee for THIS 5 week series will be $60.00, which must be paid when you sign up in order to reserve your spot. Classes will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. *NO REFUNDS will be issued if you do not attend one or more of the classes. If a class is cancelled by the instructor due to illness or emergency, a makeup class will be scheduled. CERAMICS: Instructor Victoria Singleton leads a class in painting small ceramic pieces. Pieces will not be fired, but will be sprayed with a sealant. All materials provided. Tuesday, May 26th @ 10:00am CREATIVE CRAFTERS: The Creative Crafters meet monthly to make items from donated supplies to sell in the Gift Shop. All supplies will be provided. Please join us every Friday in May from 1:00 – 3:00pm. All proceeds are used to support the services and programs at Dorchester Seniors. ATTENTION: Do you like to recycle and repurpose things? Craft instructor Kimberly Bond is asking for the following items to use in upcoming craft classes. You may bring them to the center and leave with Jan Holloway, Activities Coordinator. Please make sure all food containers are WASHED THOROUGHLY before bringing in. Empty ribbon, thread, or embroidery spools (any size), scraps of fabric & yarn, greeting cards, & egg cartons. ~Education~ BENEFIT BANK: Free service available to seniors that provides a quick check on-line by a trained volunteer for potential program eligibility for seniors. You may qualify for programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medical Assistance, Rx assistance, and others. If the Quick Check indicates that you may be eligible for one or more benefits, the application may proceed immediately. The benefit counselor will advise you of your scheduled appointment and the paperwork you will need to bring with you in order to begin the process. Monday, May 18th. Please call 871-5053 for appointment. BEGINNER SPANISH: Member Marcos Villacreses teaches beginner conversational Spanish. Marcos is from Ecuador. Mondays 9:15-10:15am. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH: Member Marcos Villacreses teaches Intermediate conversational Spanish. Marcos is from Ecuador. Mondays 10:15 – 11:15am. BIBLE STUDY: Ms.Trophelia Ajala leads a non-denominational Bible Study. All faiths are welcome! Wednesdays 10:15am. (No class Wed. May 27th) CHAIR TRAVEL: Everglades & Picayune Strand State Forest: Explore Florida in a variety ways and discover the amazing wildlife in places such as the Everglades and the Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Jacksonville Zoo and the Picayune Strand State Forest. Friday, May 15th @10:00am GARDENING: Ron Coffey of the Clemson Master Gardening Program discusses gardening concerns, and provides beneficial tips to keep your garden and plants healthy. Tuesday, May 12th @1:00pm & Thursday, May 28th @10:00am ~Computer Classes~ We are not currently offering any Computer Classes. We will keep the lists of those who have already signed up and call you when the classes begin again. ~Health & Physical Fitness~ *YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF H2U TO PARTICIPATE IN Aerobics, Yoga, Tai Chi, Friday Line Dancing, and Weight Training. Please contact Catherine Holly at (843)847-5068 for more information on H2U, or online at www.h2u.com *TAI CHI: The Tai Chi for Health form is a fun-to-learn, simplified form that is appropriate for almost everyone, including seniors and those with limited range of motion. Proven to improve muscular strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and stamina, as well as lowering blood pressure and strengthening the immune system. Also a stress management technique, Tai Chi promotes relaxation of the mind through focusing on the body. Instructor: Maurice Olfus. Tuesdays 2:30-3:45 *WEIGHT TRAINING: Designed to improve muscle strength and bone density, this class will help tone your body. Bring a towel, mat, and a pair of 3 lb. weights. Instructor: Ronna Toombs. Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-10:00. (No class May 27th) *FRIDAY LINE DANCING: Instructor Evelyn Ward. You Must be a member of H2u to participate in this class. Fridays 12:30-1:30pm. *AEROBICS: Get moving with this class of floor and chair aerobics designed to improve abdominal tone, strengthen your legs and get your heart rate going! Bring a towel and a mat. Instructor: Ronna Toombs. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30am *YOGA: Revitalize your body, relax your mind, increase energy, & reduce stress. Bring a mat & towel. Instructor: Marlene Cuggy. Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:40-10:45am. ZUMBA® GOLD: Led by certified instructor, Lilibeth Barker, Zumba® Gold is based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class. The Gold class, however, is less intense, with dance routines designed for beginners and older adults using modified movements. Fridays @ 8:45am, $5 per class to be paid at front desk before class. Must be a member of the center and have a note from your physician stating you may participate in Zumba Gold, or sign a waiver provided by instructor. You do NOT need to be a member of H2U to participate in Zumba Gold. (No class May 29th) FITNESS EQUIPMENT TRAINING: Ed Redman, Certified Personal Trainer from YMCA will be available in the Fitness Room on Tuesday, May 12th from 1:45-2:15pm to train in the safe use of the fitness equipment. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Stop in for a free blood pressure screening with a nurse from Gentiva Home Health. Thursday, May 14th @ 10:00am SIT AND GET FIT: Increases circulation without over exertion, improves flexibility and range of motion, and gradually strengthens and tones muscles, all from a seated position. Led by Instructor Ed Redmond. Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00pm WALKING CLUB: Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. Walk to strengthen your heart, lungs, and muscles, help lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight, and also to improve your mood and increase your energy level. The Walking Club is open to all members of Dorchester Seniors, Inc. Participate in our “Miles Walked” incentive! If you walk at least 10 miles per quarter (3 months) during club hours, you will qualify for a special healthy luncheon held exclusively for members who complete this task. For consistency and clarity, we have found the need to implement several revisions. The criteria for the Walking Club incentives now include the following: • Walking club hours are as scheduled, 9:30-10:30am • Must walk with the group and instructor during scheduled time to obtain credit for laps • Walks will take place outside at Doty Park • Laps/mileage will be maintained and recorded by group leader, Bill Lendvay and Activities Coordinator, Jan Holloway • Laps walked without group and instructor will not be recorded toward incentives • Group meets in lobby on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. You are welcome to join the walkers over at the park if you arrive after they leave the Center, provided it is still within the time they are walking. • If group leader or other staff member does not lead the group or if class is cancelled, laps will NOT count. • We will have ongoing incentives for members who cumulatively reach 10, 25, and 50 miles. Prizes will be awarded to all members who meet the required number of verified miles for each level. For the safety of our members, in the event of inclement weather, the decision may be made to cancel (or relocate indoors) by either DSI or group leader, Bill Lendvay. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am. NUTRITION SERIES: Shorus E. Manning, RD, LD, SNAP-Education Dietitian will be here talking about Myplate, and the required amounts of the different food groups. She will bring visual aids representative of how much fat and sugar in fast food and sugary beverages, and she’ll be doing a cooking demonstration of healthy chicken quesadillas which the audience will get a small sample of. Thursday, May 21st @10:00am CLOGGING: Put on your dancing shoes & join us as Instructor Julia Tourtellotte teaches beginner & intermediate level clogging. Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm. (No Clogging in May) ~ CARDS, GAMES, & OTHER FUN~ MORNING MOVIE: Come join us for a movie and popcorn on Friday, May 1st @ 9:45am! We will be watching “Eight Below,” PG, An American geologist flies to Antarctica to participate in a project at the United States Research Base. Once there, he teams up with arctic guide Jerry Shepard and his best friend, Cooper. The scientist soon discovers that Shepard also has eight other valuable friends -- a pack of sled dogs he's worked with for years, who have rescued him from a number of tight spots. As the three men explore a frozen mountain region, an unexpected accident coupled with a massive storm front, forces them to fly to safety, leaving the dogs behind. Shepard is determined to rescue his canine friends, but he has to wait until the weather will allow him to travel back to the mountain. Now, the dogs must struggle against the elements to survive as they attempt to make their way back home. MORNING MOVIE: Come join us for a movie and popcorn on Friday, May 22nd @ 10:00am! We will be watching “Night at the Museum 3: Secrets of the Tomb,” PG. This is the third and newest movie in the series. At the Museum of Natural History, there's new exhibit being unveiled. Larry Daley is in charge of the presentation. But when the exhibits go wild, Larry finds himself in trouble. He learns that the Tablet is corroding so he does some research and learns that Cecil, the former museum guard was at the site when the Tablet was discovered. He tells Larry that they were warned that if they remove it could mean the end. Larry realizes it means the end of the magic that makes the museum come to life, so he embarks on another adventure to try to save his friends. MOTHER’S DAY WORKSHOP: MAKE & TAKE BOUQUET: In honor of Mother’s Day, the Flowertown Garden Club will host a special workshop for our members who are Mothers. Each participant will be making a floral bouquet to take home. Friday, May 8th 9:00-11:00am. THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 25 LADIES DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING POPULARITY OF THIS EVENT, WE WILL BE DOING A DRAWING TO DETERMINE THE 25 PARTICIPANTS IN ORDER TO GIVE EVERYONE AN EQUAL CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE. A waiting list will be established by the same method from the remaining names after the first 25 winners are drawn. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE DRAWING IN THE LOBBY. NAMES WILL BE CUT OUT AND ENTERED IN THE DRAWING FROM THE LIST ONLY! Drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00pm. You do not need to be present for the drawing. We will notify winners and also post a list in the lobby. Deadline Tuesday, May 5th @5pm BINGO: Join us weekly as we play for donated prizes. Days vary, please see calendar. J-I-N-G-O: Bingo-style game played for candy prizes. Wednesday, May 13th @10:00am BOOKMOBILE: The Dorchester County Bookmobile will be here on Thursday, May 7th & 28th from 10:00-11:00am. You may check out books and DVD’s from them. If you don’t have a library card yet, they can get you signed up as well! MEXICAN DOMINOES: also known as Trains. Barbara Fitzgerald teaches this version of dominoes on Mondays 1:00–3:00pm. If you have a set of Mexican Dominoes, please bring them. New members welcome! “JOY SINGERS” OF SUMMERVILE BAPTIST: Come enjoy this program of old gospel favorites and other familiar old songs, plus a devotion. Monday, May 18th @ 10:30am BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: If you are a member of the center & have a birthday in May, please join us Friday, May 15th @ 12:00pm for a piece of birthday cake! Please be sure to put your name on the Birthday sheet in the Rose Rm. Please remember that cake is only served at 12:00pm. CANASTA: Both Traditional Canasta and “Hand & Foot” versions are played. New/experienced players welcome! Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am-4:00pm. BRIDGE: Mondays 1:00 - 3:30pm. Experienced players only, please. (No class May 29th) CASUAL BRIDGE: Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm. Experienced players only, please. BEGINNING BRIDGE: Come learn how to play bridge! Those with little or no experience are welcome. Lead Instructor: Howard Hardee. Classes are held Mondays from 11:30am-1:00pm and Fridays from 1:00-2:30pm. Instructors request that you commit to coming to BOTH Monday and Friday classes on a regular basis, as bridge is a complicated game to learn. PINOCHLE: Some experience preferred. Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am - 4:00pm BEGINNING PINOCHLE: No experience necessary. Come learn how to play! Instructors: Robert Ford & Bill Sanders, Mondays @ 11:00am MAHJONG: New/experienced players welcome. Group meets Tuesdays 12:00-4:00pm. BUNCO: Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month. New & experienced players welcome! Remember to pay your $5.00 gift fee at this class. Wednesday, May 13th 12:30-2:00pm CHESS GROUP: Love playing chess? Come join others who also love to play! Bring a board and playing pieces if you have them! (Some experience is necessary as no instruction is provided) Thursdays @ 1:00-4:00pm ~OUTINGS~ NOTE: All activity fees and sign-ups are closed & final as stated in descriptions. Trips are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the trip is cancelled by Dorchester Seniors Inc. PRESCRIPTION PICKUPS / ERRANDS TRIP: We will provide transportation to Walgreen’s & Wal-Mart (both on Main St.) Wednesday, May 6th @10:00am.You MUST call your prescriptions in a day ahead. Deadline May 5th @12:00pm. Transportation Fee-$1.00 STRAWBERRY PICKING TRIP PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE LONG PERIODS OF WALKING ON UNEVEN GROUND, STANDING, AND BENDING INVOLVED. NO SITTING AREAS ARE AVAILABLE Let’s celebrate Spring by heading over to Charpia Farms on Monday, May 11th! Each participant will pick a one-quart container of fresh strawberries from the field to bring home with them. (There may be other produce available to purchase, so you may want to bring some money with you in case you see something you want in addition to the berries.) Trip Cost- $4.00 (Includes 1 quart of berries & transportation) We will return to the center in time for lunch Space is limited to 28 people. Must sign up IN PERSON at Front Desk Buses depart @10:00am, Return to Center before 12:00pm Deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 7th @5:00pm You are welcome to drive and meet us at Charpia Farms if you like. If you choose to do so, you will be responsible for paying for your own berries at Charpia Farms. ~SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS~ RED HAT SOCIETY: Come join the Flowertown Foxy Ladies chapter of the Red Hat Society. Dedicated to enjoying life after 50, these women are focused on friendship, fun, and laughter. Call Pat Lacey (843) 278-0416 for information. Please contact Pat Lacey at (843) 278-0416 for more information. SINGLE SENIORS GROUP: Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. Group for 50+ Singles who want to go to movies, dinner and other social events together and make new friends. Tuesday, May 5th @ 6:00pm AARP MEMBER MEETING: Wednesday, May 20th @12:30pm NARFE MEMBER MEETING: Monday, May 18th @1:30pm AARP BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 4th @9:30am Farmer’s Market Vouchers The Seniors Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program helps low income seniors while aiding local farmers. Vouchers will be issued on Wednesday, May 27 & Friday, May 29 8:30-11:00am to qualifying individuals age 60 & older. Vouchers may be used to purchase fresh produce from local participating farmer’s markets. th th "Have you noticed the changes in the Gift Shop lately? After a few weeks of being under construction we have a new coat of paint and new displays. Feel free to stop by sometime and check out our new inventory ranging from household items to baby things and some that are just plain unusual. Gifts Galore is open 9 to 3 Monday through Thursday and 9 to 12 on Fridays. QUILT RAFFLE! Raffle Tickets are now on sale at the front desk for this beautiful quilt, made and donated by our Quilting Class at DSI. The drawing will take place at our Annual Silent Auction on November 14th!
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