October - November 2014 Newsletter Mid-County Senior Center, Inc. “Meet Friends and Renew Friendships.” Daily Activities Established in 1979 Mid-County Senior Center Welcomes You! Art Class - Wednesday from 9 - 11 am Bible Study - Wednesday at 10:30 am Bocce - Tuesday & Thursday at 9:45 am Bridge - Thursday at 12:15 pm Canasta - Wednesday & Thursday at 9 am Ceramics & Jewelry Making - Tuesday at 9 am We extend a cordial invitation of complementary membership to everyone fifty years and older. Mid-County Senior Center operates its myriad programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations or to file a complaint, please contact our Executive Director, Sally Williams. Dancing for All - Wednesday at 10 am Fitness Room - Weekdays from 8:30 - 11:30 am Line Dancing - Tuesday at 10:45 am Penny Bingo - Weekdays from 12:45 - 2:30 pm Pickleball - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 11 am - 1 pm Pinochle Tournament - Monday at 12 pm Poker - Tuesday - Friday at 1 pm Pool Room - Weekdays from 9 am - 3:15 pm Our Staff Shuffleboard - Weekdays from 9 am - 3:15 pm Strength Training - Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10 - 10:45 am Sally E. Williams - Executive Director Mae Stepler - Administrative Assistant Donna Tascione - Assistant Director Debbie Franey - Fitness Instructor Heather Shinn - Ceramics Instructor Bill Bumpers - Transportation Lori Lentz - Nutrition Site Manager Barry Benson - Maintenance Supervisor Volleyball - Tuesday & Thursday at 1 pm Walking in Gym - Weekdays from 8 - 11:30 am Wii - Weekdays 9 am - 3:15 pm Charles Badson - Wilmington Senior Service Employee Yoga - Friday at 10 am Phone Numbers: (302) 995-6728 or (302) 995-6555 Fax Number: (302) 995-6515 Our Hours: 8 am - 3:15 pm Website: www.midcountyseniorcenter.org Email: [email protected] Visit Us on Facebook! First Regiment Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 Page 2 AARP of Delaware AARP, a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization, is dedicated to improving life for those 50 and older. AARP sponsors defensive driving classes, income tax assistance, and many other programs. For more information, please call: (866) 227-7441 DTCC Dental Health Center Senior Roll Call Lifeline Delaware Technical & Community College’s Dental Health Center prides itself on providing quality services for those 60 and older. The maximum allowed income for single households is $20,972 and $28,345 for couples. For information please call: (302) 571-5364 The senior roll call lifeline is a program from the NCC Police Department. The service calls the phone number provided each morning with a prerecorded message to verify your well being. If there’s no answer after several attempts, a notification will be made for a well being check or, in an emergency, police will be dispatched. For information or to sign up, call (302) 395-8159 D.M.A.B. Bus Fare D.M.A.B., or Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau, is Transportation to and from Mid-County is available to a service for questions about Medicare. Counselors those who live in our geographic area for $2.00 a day. are available by appointment to resolve any questions $2.25 will be charged if you’ve signed up and don’t or problems with Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare show. Additional riders at the same location will pay supplement insurance, and long-term care insurance, 1/2 price. This service bills monthly and we ask that among others. The service is free of charge and you pay for it promptly. confidetial. D.M.A.B. has all the latest health insurance We have a fund to help those unable to pay. information and can be contacted at: 1-800-336-9500 Please see Sally Williams if in need of assistance. Christiana Care Dental Clinic This clinic treats the uninsured and underinsured. Treatment is provided by residents who have completed their undergrad training. For details, call: (302) 428-4850 Eye Care America Ophthalmologists throughout Delaware volunteer to provide eye care for Delawareans 65 and older. For eligibility information, please visit their website: www.eyecareamerica.com H.O.M.E. DART Cards For seniors, Medicare cards will be recognized by all bus drivers in place of a DART Card. Delaware Helpline The Delaware Helpline accesses health and human services statewide. All services are free, confidential, and available to anyone with questions or problems related to human services. The number is: 1-800-464-HELP (4357) Home Oriented Maintenance for the Elderly provides assistance with minor home repairs and some maintenance. For waiting list and financing information, call: (302) 395-5639 For emergency repair situations, call: (302) 395-5662 Social Security Some state programs can offset your Medicare Part B premium and other medical costs. If you have Part A, are single, and earn less than $1,017 a month or are married and collectively earn less than $1,364 a month, you may be eligible. Please contact Matthew Baxter with any questions at: 1-877-651-7130 x 21570 If you’re receiving Medicare and have a annual income of less than $17,235, or are married and collectively earning less than $23,265, you might be eligible for Extra Help - a way to offset monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 and ask for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Paratransit Those 60 years or older and anyone with a disability are now eligible to use PARATRANSIT services. Transportation is available for professional and recreational needs. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance or before 1 pm the previous day or as soon as you are aware you need transportation. To Contact, call 1-800-553-3278 Our Mission Statement Mid-County Center Inc., is a community-based senior center midway between Wilmington, Delaware and Newark, Delaware. Our goal is to affirm and preserve the dignity and personal growth of older people. Mid-County fosters respect, independence, and encourages members to take part in the mainstream of life. As a community resource, it provides access to supportive services and activities. Members are encouraged to make their voices heard and contribute to their community. Page 3 Regarding the Center CONCERNS NO SMOKING Please see Sally Williams about all Mid-County maintenance concerns (e.g., repairs or cleanliness). Do not take the initiative to speak to the Delaware National Guard. An executive order by the Governor of Delaware eliminated smoking in state buildings. Please comply. PARKING SUGGESTION BOX The suggestion box, currently sitting at our Resource Table, can be used to submit ideas or suggestions. Only signed suggestion slips will be considered. Mid-County’s parking area is through the secured gate and in the rear of the building. DO NOT ENTER Sherwood Park Civic Association has reports of speeding to and from Mid-County. Please drive carefully through the neighborhood as it is a residential area with children. When entering the center on Mullet Road, one must turn right onto Fawkes Road. DO NOT ENTER the road which reads DO NOT ENTER. We enjoy a good rapport with our neighbors and guard friends: let’s keep it that way. HANDICAP PARKING To use a handicap parking spot, one must get permission from Sally Williams. State authorized tags are not acceptable due to their wide scope of classifiable ailments. Mid-County works with limited handicap parking spaces and needs them to go to those with the most severe impairments. ILLNESS If you know a member who’s ill, please tell a staff member so their name can be added to the Sunshine List. INCLEMENT WEATHER In case of inclement weather, Mid-County Senior Center closings and cancellations of bus service will be broadcast on WDEL (1150AM), WILM (1450AM), or WSTW (93.7 FM). Announcements are updated every half hour starting at 5:20 am. Please do not call the center. SEATING Please do not put pocketbooks, packages, or bags on chairs. No one owns a seat at Mid-County; our PERSONAL BELONGINGS policy is first come, first served. Please place Personal belongings are the sole responsibility of the canes and walkers appropriately so as not to individual to whom they belong. Mid-County Center, Inc. accepts no responsibility for items lost or damaged. create a tripping hazard. QUIET PLEASE SIGN-IN Be respectful of guest speakers and announcements by Please sign in at the main table in the cafeteria immediately after entering Mid-County, even if you staying quiet through the entirety of an event. Please also refrain from talking with your neighbor, as you and aren’t eating lunch or staying any length of time. Our funding is dependent on the number of those around you could miss vital information. participants in various activities and we use sign-in records to verify those numbers. SCHEDULED BUS TRIPS Note: those who have signed up for an activity Do not board any bus until you’re called, in the order of don’t need to sign in again. sign-up, by a staff member. Noncompliance with this rule results in your disembarkment so that the proper WALKING PARTNER sign-up order can be met.It’s the responsibility of all trip Your safety and comfort are of our highest priority; participants to arrange transportation to and from please ensure this by walking, at minimum, in pairs Mid-County on trips that don’t conform to our daily and wearing soft-soled shoes. transportation schedule. The National Guard utilizes the gym daily after The limited space on buses also eliminates any 2:30 pm. For your safety, please don’t walk after possibility of a water cooler. Because of this, we this time. suggest bringing a bottle of water on trips. Mid-County Senior Center’s Code of Conduct 1. Profane or abusive language is not permitted. 2. Should an argument occur, all parties will be asked to leave the area and promptly report to staff offices for conflict resolution. 3. Undesirable behavior during programs, including those with special guests or staff announcements, will result in all involved being asked to leave. 4. No smoking on the premises at any time. 5. Do not rest coats, pocketbooks, or other personal effects on any chair other than your currently occupied one. To reserve a table, please place your nutrition card at / on the desired area. 6. Respect class activities and the instructor teaching them. 7. Respect closed doors. 8. Respect designated spaces for the disabled. 9. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. 10. Per SAAPD Policy X-V-I, food and beverages - except for fresh fruit - are prohibited from leaving the nutrition site as it’s a health hazard. Page 4 How to Help Mid-County Previous Donaons Made to Mid-County Senior Center: Donaons and Bequests Donations and bequests to Mid-County Center, Inc. are deductible for the purpose of computing income and inheritance taxes under the law for donations and bequests for charitable corporations. Ruth Malm Beverly Kane Cash Gifts: The easiest, most direct way to support Mid-County Center, Inc. Bequests: Naming Mid-County Center, Inc. beneficiary of part of your estate Harry Albers provides a lasting gift and ensures Mid-County’s continued service to seniors. Securities: A gift of appreciated stock or other securities allows you to take a tax deduction for the full fair-market value without realizing capital gains. Life Insurance: A policy naming Mid-County Center, Inc. as owner and beneficiary provides you with a current tax benefit and a lifelong tie to Mid-County Center Inc. Property: A gift of real estate provides you with current tax benefits while supporting the future growth of Mid-County Center, Inc. Gifts in Kind: Donating specific products or services helps Mid-County Center, Inc. reduce its operating costs and gives you a tax credit at market value. Memorial: Donations can be given to Mid-County Center, Inc. in lieu of flowers. Lester Grandine Pam deBakker Kathleen Montebell and Janet Laznik, in memory of Edward Zorrer Martha & Paul Benson, in memory of Fran Waugh Jim & Cam Terrell, Kathryn Dixon, and Lee Margerison, United Way Donaons in memory of Phyllis Grandine Mid-County Senior Center is eligible to receive United Way donations. This applies to Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey United Way Donations. Designate your United Way donations on the back of your pledge card to: Jim Casper, in memory of Mary Casper Mid-County’s Thursday Bridge Group, in memory of Tess Dost Singles Interdenominational Mid-County Center, Inc. First Regiment Rd. Wilmington, De. 19808 Delaware I.D. - #09050 Pennsylvania I.D. - #09184 For more information, contact Sally Williams, Executive Director, at (302) 995-6728 or Robert Boyer, Board Secretary, at (302) 633-6636. R.C. Christopher Goodwin & Associates MID-COUNTY SEEKS PIANO PLAYER Candidates must be able to sufficiently tickle the ivories and own no less than 5 top hats. Faces with elegant, twirl-able mustaches will be given preference. Please see Sally Williams if interested. Mid-County Senior Center’s 36th Anniversary Luncheon and Spring Fashion Show Saturday, March 21st, 2015 Not content to celebrate our 36th anniversary with just a luncheon, we’re having a spring fashion show the same day! We will need members to solicit dona-ons from local merchants, ladies to model, and members to sell -ckets or any other fundraising strategies we dream up. We’re still accepting donations that include but are not limited to: • • • Please see Sally Williams if you can volunteer. • Clothing, shoes, and accessories Tools and sporting goods Jewelry and antiques Kitchenware and glassware Page 5 Trips & Happenings (Additional Information can be found on page 7.) October 2014 Friday, 10/03 - Auburn Heights Trip 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Tuesday, 10/07 - Hollywood Casino 8:30 am - 4 pm Friday, 10/10 - Game Day 10 am Monday, 10/13 - Lee Margerison 10 am Wednesday, 10/15 - Dutch Apple Theatre Trip 10 am - 4 pm Monday, 10/20 - UD nursing students 10:30 am Wednesday, 10/22 - Bingo at Foulk Manor 9:15 am - 3 pm Friday, 10/24 - Tea Luncheon 11:30 am Monday, 10/27 - Seniors vs. Staff Shuffleboard 10 am Tuesday, 10/28 - Site Council 9:30 am Friday, 10/31 - Halloween Party 10:30 - 11:30 am November 2014 Monday, 11/3/14 - City Fare’s Sugar Program - 11:10 am Friday, 11/7/14 - Bazaar 9 am - Noon Monday, 11/10/14 - Lee Margerison 10 am Tuesday, 11/11/14 - Defensive Driving 9 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday, 11/12/14 - Bellanca Airfield Trip 9:15 - 1:30 pm Friday, 11/14/14 - Game Day 10 am Thursday, 11/20/14 - Harrington Casino Trip 8:30 am - 4 pm Friday, 11/21/14 - Tea Luncheon 11:30 am Tuesday, 11/25/14 - Site Council 9:30 am Thursday, 11/27/14 and Friday, 11/28/14 - Thanksgiving Break (Center Closed) Due to circumstances beyond our control, certain aspects of trips are subject to change. Members attending in full costume will receive a free lunch. Prizes will be awarded to those judged to have the best costumes. Friday, October 31st, 2014 10:30 - 11:30 am Meeting every Monday at 10 am in the Garden Room, Room this group looks to bring out the diva in us all. City Fare’s Christmas Lunch Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 Want to Moderate the Sharing and Caring Group? Dates and times to be announced The purpose of Mid-County’s Sharing and Caring Group is to create a safe space for discussion. If interested in the Moderator position, please see Sally Williams. More Informaon on Trips and Happenings Auburn Heights - This trip on October 3rd includes a tour of the sprawling, late 19th century Marshall family mansion and a peek at the world’s largest collecon of operable steam cars. The cost is $16.00 and doesn’t include lunch. Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre - On October 15th the playbill reads Crazy for You, a comedy full of plot twists, dancing, and catchy George Gershwin tunes. Immediately a&er the show comes a meal at Dienner’s Country Restaurant. The cost, which includes lunch, is $59.00. UD Nursing Students - On October 20th, nursing students from UD will present their “Use It or Lose It” program, designed to educate seniors about staving oﬀ memory problems via increased brain acvity. Bellanca Airﬁeld - On the docket for this November 12th excursion is a look at G.M. Bellanca’s life and legendary career in aircra& construcon. Following this is a visit to the Delaware Avia%on Hall of Fame. Not including lunch, a trip to Bellanca Airﬁeld sets one back a mere $3.00. City Fare’s Sugar Program - Fran Taccone will be at Mid-County on November 3rd with an informaonal program about sugar. Going from 11:10 am to 11:30 am, this presentaon examines what’s behind a spoonful of sugar and a few ways to cull its addicve properes. American Music Theatre’s 2014 Christmas Show - Joy to the World, a classic ﬁlled with singing and dancing, is to be seen on Wednesday, December 3rd. The show precedes a trip to Dienner’s Country Restaurant, which isn’t included in the $49.00 cost. Page 6 Top 3 Pinochle Scores 8/4/14 Thursday Bridge Placing 9/8/14 Joanne Kautz - 495 Alice Cooney - 479 Elly Rouwhorst - 477 8/11/14 7/31/14 Mary Fenimore - 566 James McKeller - 550 John Smith - 534 1st - Barbara Smith 2nd - Joanne Deaton 8/18/14 9/11/14 1st - Don English 2nd - Ed Zahkow Elly Rouwhorst - 571 Margaret Henderson - 564 Bill Schulse - 558 1st - Ruth Malm 2nd - Dave Eppler 8/14/14 1st - Martha Benson 2nd - Virginia Zeckman 9/22/14 Joanne Kautz - 531 Al EDer - 527 Dom Bernardo - 496 1st - Ann Sekerke 2nd - Ed Zahnow 8/7/14 9/15/14 Joan Murphy - 532 Marie Grier - 523 Elly Rouwhorst - 484 9/4/14 Joanne Nagy - 534 John Hicks - 505 Peg Chandler - 504 9/18/14 1st - Ed Zahnow 2nd - Lou Twardowski 8/21/14 1st - Don English 2nd - Virginia Zeckman 8/25/14 9/25/14 1st - Ruth Malm 2nd - Martha Benson 10/02/14 John Hicks - 565 Al EDer - 527 Doris Whitoe - 518 1st - Ed Zahnow 2nd - Eleanor Ryan Fridays at Mid-County are home to many fun games: Horse Racing - Place bets at 25¢ a “horse” and hope Lady Luck (the superstition, not the horse - that would be favoritism) is on your side. Trivia Games - Pick a side and pick your brain; choose wisely though, the victorious team wins prizes! Table Shuffleboard - Haven’t you always wondered who among your friends could slide a puck across a waxed table the best? If so, definitively lay the argument to rest; table shuffleboard is here to quell the boasters and braggarts! Draw that Song - this one’s simple and a fan favorite: one player chooses their song using a list or from memory and tries to draw the song out while other players attempt to guess what the tune is. A Quarterly Quote: “Wisdom’s a gift but you’d trade it for youth: age is an honor, it’s still not the truth.” - E. Koening Page 7 Future Trip Details Auburn Heights Steam-powered automobiles, sprawling mansions, and a rare look back to the early 20th century, this trip’s invaluable to those interested in anything and everything historical. Friday, October 3rd, 2014 From 9:30 am - 1 pm Cost - $16.00 Independent lunch Crazy for You A Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Production This comedy, illed with plot twists, the twist perhaps Chubby Checker will make an appearance?**, and oh-so-catchy musical numbers shouldn’t be missed! Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 $59.00 - Lunch included 10 am - 4 pm *Note: Chubby Checker will not be making an appearance. Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 9:15 am to 1:30 pm Cost: $3.00 - Independent lunch American Music Theatre’s 2014 Christmas Show: “Gamble like the stars!” (Disclaimer: this probably isn’t their actual slogan.) Foulk Manor’s Autumn Bash Bingo Extravaganza Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 : from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Transportation and lunch are FREE. Harrington Casino Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Cost: $12.00 - Independent lunch 8:30 am - 4 pm Because of Winn Dixie At The Delaware Theatre Company Soon bound for Broadway and featuring a live dog as the titular character, this heartwarming play showcases the bond between a girl and her dog. Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 11:30 am - 5:30 pm : The show begins at 2 pm Cost: $35.00 - Independent lunch Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 8:30 am - 3:30 pm $49.00 - Independent lunch Note: due to a nonrefundable deposit, full payment must be made by October 15th, 2014. Trip replacements are made from a waiting list. Refunds won’t be given until a replacement is found. Please be on time for departure. Please see Sally if interested in sitting in on a trip committee meeting. Page 8 A Few Activities at Mid-County Fitness Room Changes FREE ART CLASSES PICKLEBALL Phyllis Baker and her group designed this class to help cultivate skills in drawing, sketching, painting, or any other suggested media. Classes are on Wednesday mornings from 9 -11 am and present a unique opportunity to learn and socialize with peers. Pickleball, which has been described as “large scale ping pong”, is now available at both Mid-County and in the Senior Olympics! The sport is played on our badminton courts. Stop in the gym Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at 11 am to observe or possibly play. BADMINTON Join this group in the gym for a game that’s, while low impact exercise, plenty fun and competitive. Monday & Wednesday at 1 pm. BALLROOM DANCING Marty & Phyllis Phillips lead a dance session every Wednesday from 10 - 11:45 am in the Garden Room. They invite you to join in the fun of creating new memories from old tunes- though, when hearing the songs through a top-of-the-line Bose sound system, none show their age. Participation can mean actively dancing or just spectating and listening to the music. BIBLE STUDY All are welcome to join Eric Nordin and the group every Wednesday at 10:30 am. If without a bible, the group will be happy to lend one. Come enjoy this refreshing class and group discussion. POOL Our morning pool members are looking for new members. No experience is needed, just the desire to enjoy the game and have a good time. Stop in anytime from 8 - 10 am if interested. SHUFFLEBOARD Scheduled games of shuffleboard, which are listed on the bulletin board, begin at 10 am. If unavailable to play on a scheduled game day, please call the day before so that substitutes can be found. SWIMMING POOL Sherwood Park’s Outdoor Swimming Pool is available during the summer months to all Mid-County members on weekdays from 4 - 6 pm. Exclusions include holidays and weekends. Cards aren’t necessary. VOLLEYBALL COMPUTER CLASSES Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Put those youngsters to shame with your newfound technological prowess; soon, the grandkids will come to you for tech support! Classes are on Mondays at 9:30 am for 6 weeks and can be adjusted to fit your needs, be they turning on the computer or strengthening your skill level in specific areas. Inquire in the office for more information. The cost per session (6 weeks) is $35.00. The volleyball team is actively seeking new members! The sport is played in the gym for fun and experience isn’t necessary. Please arrive clad in sneakers or tennis shoes. YOGA CLASSES One hour of yoga is available Wednesday & Friday at 10 am with a $6.00 cost per class. Proven to be terrific for posture, breathing, relaxation, and meditation purposes, yoga is both fun and good for one’s health. LINE DANCING Joanne Brady, an expert instructor who’s taught country-wide, encourages both beginners and intermediates to participate in the fun. Class is every Tuesday from 10:45 - 11:45 am and costs $3.00 per class. Please remember to bring appropriate dance shoes, which high heels are not. NOTE: Unless already signed up for an activity, members visiting Mid-County should sign-in near our coffee table every visit, regardless of lunch plans. The sign-in procedure is necessary for attendance purposes. Debbie Franey, our ﬁtness instructor, has introduced a new exercise program to get Mid-County members moving: Designed to increase stamina and balance via mostly chair-based exercises, this class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10 - 10:45 am. The monthly cost is $10.00 if you’re not a ﬁtness room member. In addion, on the ﬁrst Friday of each month, members who haven’t tried the class can do so at no cost, though this is one me oﬀer. Please see Debbie in the ﬁtness room with any ques%ons. 2014 Site Council Members: Carol Baker Martha Benson Nancy Casarino Emory Rohrbaugh Marion Pollack Cindy Brink Betty Faux Phyllis Bonilla Lester Grandine Ruth Malm Dot Mc Clintock Mary Mensinger Dan Petrucci Site Council Members are available to listen to your suggestions, questions, and comments regarding Mid-County Senior Center. Site Council Members will, with complete anonymity, express the concerns brought to them at the next meeting. Meetings are open to all Mid-County members wishing to attend. Page 9 Happening at Mid-County Delaware Senior Olympics Badminton Delaware’s Senior Olympics division will be at Mid-County from 9 am to Noon on Wednesday, October 29th to play badminton! All members are encouraged to sign up through the Delaware Senior Olympics by Friday, October 17th. Newsletter Advertising - Business card-sized ads in Mid-County Senior Center’s newsletter are available for purchase. Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - 9 am to Noon Mid County Senior Center’s Gym Note: The gym will be available after 1 pm. - An ad costs $150.00 and will run for one year or six issues. ;// Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Put those youngsters to shame with your newfound technological prowess; soon, the grandkids will come to you for tech support! - One can expect the ad to reach more than 500 pairs of eyes. Whether your skills can be described as ‘intermediate’ or ‘knows where the power button is with 60% accuracy’, now’s a great time to learn with Lester Grandine! Computer Classes at MidMid-County Start Date: ONGOING Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am Please see Sally Williams if Interested Cost: $35.00 for six weeks Defensive Driving Courses Provided by AARP There is only one date left this year for AARP’s Defensive Driving Course: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 The class is from 9 am to 1:30 pm and aims to keep you and others safe on the road. Advance sign-up is required. The cost for AARP members is $15.00 and, for non-members, $20.00. Join Lee Margerison the second Monday of each month at 10 am for an informaonal presentaon about today’s economy and how it aﬀects you. Mr. Margerison will also be available to answer any ﬁnancial quesons you may have. Income Tax Services Provided by AARP From February to April 2015, income tax services from AARP are available every Monday from 9 am - Noon. Please call or stop by for more information or to sign up. Page 10 Mid-County Mid-Day Meal Menu: October 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Tuna noodle casserole Peas Carrots Fresh pear Wheat bread 8 6 7 Salisbury steak with gravy Roasted potato wedges Brussels sprouts Fruit mix Wheat bread Fire braised chicken stew Mixed salad Peach cobbler Ultimate grain bread 13 14 Meatballs in sauce over penne pasta Mixed salad Split top wheat roll Peaches 20 Stuffed cabbage with marinara sauce Baked potato Hot applesauce Split top roll Sour cream 27 Chicken & dumplings Green beans Sliced carrots Tropical fruit Blueberry muffins Oven fried chicken Mashed potatoes with gravy Green beans Orange 21 Broccoli stuffed chicken Southern potatoes Gravy Carrots Diced peaches Wheat bread 28 3 BBQ chicken Baked beans Seasoned greens Banana Mini corn muffin 9 Chicken supreme Mashed potatoes Gravy Peas & carrots Banana Cranberry sauce 15 Roast pork with gravy Baked sweet potato Broccoli cuts Split top wheat roll Hot cooked apples 22 Boneless pork loin Mashed potatoes Sauerkraut Cooked apples Marble rye bread German chocolate cake 29 Friday Beef burgundy over egg noodles Key west vegetables Pineapples with whipped cream 12 grain bread 10 Pot roast Au Jus Baked potato Broccoli cuts 12 grain bread Orange Sour cream 16 Salmon with lemon dill sauce Garlic mashed potatoes Capri blend vegetables Wheat bread Chocolate pudding 23 Turkey & Swiss on club roll Lettuce, tomato & onion Cream of mushroom soup Orange Crackers 30 Ham & Swiss on club Flounder with lemon Herbed baked roll dill sauce chicken Lettuce, tomato, Scalloped potatoes Baked sweet potato & onion Stewed tomatoes Spinach Banana Diced peaches Diced pears Crackers Ultimate grain bread Ultimate grain bread Herbed flounder Macaroni & cheese Stewed tomatoes Diced pears Ultimate grain bread 17 Hamburger on bun Lettuce & tomato slice Minestrone soup Fresh pear Crackers 24 Fish fillet with cheese Roasted potato wedges Winter blend vegetables Strawberry banana yogurt sundae 31 Spinach & cheese rollup Marinara sauce Mozzarella & parmesan Mixed salad Applesauce Split top roll Page 11 Lunch Policy and Suggested Donation Guide Lunch Policy and Nutrional Updates Suggested Donaons Mid-Day Meal and Bag Supper - $2.25 Special Mid-Day Meals - $3.00 - Sign-up in advance is required for lunch, with two day notice preferred. Please try to be here by 11 am in order to stop by the nutrition desk to pay and receive your lunch ticket, which is needed to go through the lunch line. - Lori Lentz, Nutrition Site Manager Mid-Day Meals for those under 60 - $4.50 Special Mid-Day Meals for those under 60 - $4.50 - City Fare is now offering salads as a choice for lunch. In order to supply the salads, there must be a minimum of 5 people signed up for one. This means it’s especially important to make a salad preference known two days in advance. The nutri%on program is administered by City Fare and the state Division of Aging with funds from the Older Americans Act of 1965 under the guidelines and request of the federal government. To par%cipate in the lunch program on a dona%on basis you or your spouse need to be sixty years of age or older. Nutrition Tips for Seniors Beware hidden sugar! Surprising sources include: canned soups and vegetables, ketchup, pasta sauce, and frozen dinners. Vitamin B - over me, stomachs produces less gastric acid - making it diﬃcult to absorb vitamin B-12, which is needed to help keep blood and nerves vital. Get the recommended daily intake (2.4 mcg) of B12 from forﬁed foods or a vitamin supplement. Did You Know? Key nutrients are essenal for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selecon of brightly colored fruit, leafy vegetables, and ﬁsh and nuts packed with omega-3 faDy acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D - humans source most of their vitamin D - which is essenal to absorbing calcium and boosng muscles - from sunlight. If unable to get outside a lot, try eang faDy ﬁsh, egg yolks, and forﬁed milk. ADempt to put ﬁve colors on your plate. An example would be: strawberries, carrots, squash, spinach, and eggplant. Women over 50 who aren’t physically acve need 1600 calories a day. Men over 50 who aren’t physically acve need 2000 calories a day. Vegetables - Anoxidant-rich dark, leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, and broccoli or orange and yellow vegetables, such as carrots, squash, and yams are some of the best, nutrionally speaking. Try for 2 to 2 ½ cups of veggies every day. Fruits - consume whole fruits rather than juices for more ﬁber and vitamins and aim for around 1 ½ to 2 servings each day. Instead of apples and bananas, eat color-rich pickings like berries or melons. Trivia Challenge Here we go again: listed below are 15 trivia quesons to ponder. If you think you know the answers, write the guesses on a slip of paper with your name and deliver it to the main oﬃce. The ﬁrst person to answer all 15 quesons correctly will win a gi& cerﬁcate to Seasons Pizza. 1. What did Moses do for a living before he was called by god? 2. What was the name of the old ﬁreman on Leave it to Beaver? 3. What’s the world’s warmest sea? 4. What is the largest feline? 5. What comedian was Oona O’Neill married to? 6. What state did Bobby Kennedy represent as a U.S. senator? 7. Who did Mary Quant call “the knock-out beauty of our me”? 8. What Gore Vidal book tells the story of Aaron Burr’s son, Charlie Schuyler? 9. What name did Pablo Picasso sign to his painngs? 10. What did a shepherd boy discover at Qumran, Jordan, in 1947? 11. What U.S. state contains the geographic center of North America? 12. What year did the Pilgrims ﬁrst land in America? 13. Who was Howdy Doody’s twin brother? 14. What’s the other name for the card game Paence? 15. What’s the ﬁrst sign of the zodiac? We would like to thank everyone, including Mid-County Senior Center volunteers, who helped make our 2014 Health Fair and Flu Shot Event not only possible, but a rousing success.
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