The Compass - Senior Services of Wichita

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Senior Employment Program
2015 Job Fair
Tuesday, March 17th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
American Red Cross
1900 East Douglas
The program is a valuable referral/placement service for
jobseekers age 55 and better. All job fair attendees must
pre-register by visiting the offices in the North building of
200 S. Walnut between the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Attendees must register as a client of the program then
attend an orientation. Registration deadline is Friday,
March 13, 2015. There is no cost to register or attend
the fair but donations to the program are encouraged.
CALL TODAY 267 - 1771
Information Central
Northeast Senior Center
2121 E. 21st
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 269-4444
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Director: Carnesha Tucker
[email protected]
Downtown Senior Center
200 S. Walnut
Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 267-0137 (or try him at Linwood)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Director: Gerald McCoy
[email protected]
Orchard Park Senior Center
4808 W. 9th
Wichita, KS 67212
(316) 942-2293
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Director: Diane Nutt
[email protected]
Linwood Senior Center
1901 S. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67211
(316) 263-3703
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Director: Cherise Langenberg
[email protected]
Senior Services, Inc. Administrative Offices
200 S. Walnut
(316) 267 - 0302
Inside This Issue
February 2015
SSI Directory................................................. 2-3
Northeast ....................................................... 4-7
Orchard Park ................................................. 8-11
Downtown ..................................................... 12-15
Linwood ........................................................ 16-19
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Meals on Wheels
Roving Pantry
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Senior Mentor Program
267-0302 ext. 203
CLOSINGS: All programs of Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
will be closed Monday, February 16, 2015 for Presidents’ Day.
Senior Services Inc. of Wichita is not a
government organization. We are a not for
profit charity who relies on several funding
sources, including private donations, to
operate our 10 programs.
Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita is dedicated to
delivering services that allow older adults the
opportunity to lead quality lives while
continuing to make positive contributions to the
Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita shall be the
area’s premier provider of services for older
adults that enhances their quality of life.
Valentine’s Party
Northeast Senior Center
Friday, February 13
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Here are just a few of the presentations designed to optimize your
health. For more details read each
senior center section of this issue.
iPAD Evening
Orchard Park
Feb 12, 19 & 26
6:00 P.M.
Love Stories
Linwood Senior Center
Monday, February 9
2:00 P.M - 4:00 P.M.
Love is basic for the very survival of
mankind…love is the only absolute
ultimately; love is the highest good.
He who loves has somehow discovered
the meaning of ultimate reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Contact Alex Nicholas
to place an ad today!
[email protected] or
(800) 950-9952 x2538
Importance of Wellness Checkups
Fri. Feb 13 at 11:30 A.M.
Orchard Park
Medication Management
Feb. 13 at 11:15 A.M.
Vein Disease
Feb. 23 at 11:15 A.M.
Hypertension The Silent Killer
Feb. 20 at 10:15 A.M.
Heart Health
Feb. 27 at 10:15 A.M.
Feb. 11 & 18
9:00 A.M.
Low Down on Downloads
March 25
9:30 A.M.
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All Roads Lead to...Northeast Senior Center
Hello Everyone…I pray all is well.
Just wanted to let you know that this is
going to be a fun-filled exciting year. I
am looking forward to making the
center the most happening place for
55+. You can help too, by getting the
word out about all the cool parties,
dinners and classes that we will be
Come join us for our Valentine’s Day having. If you are interested in helping
get the word out, please let me
know...Be Blessed!!!
Friday, February 13th
Time: 2pm - 4pm
$5 members/$7 nonmembers
Do the best you can until you know
better. Then when you know better,
do better.
~ Maya Angelou
Ongoing Activities
9:30 WSU Exercise
10:30 Advisory Council
(Feb. 9th)
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:30 T.O.P.S.
(Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
1:30 Sing-a-long
9:30 Keep It Moving (Exercise)
10:00 Beginner’s Crochet
10:30 Bingo
11:30 GNNP Lunch
1:00 Spanish Class
9:30 WSU Exercise
10:00 Special Events Committee (Feb. 11th)
11:30 GNNP Lunch
1:00 Line Dance (2nd & 4thWed)
9:30 Cross-Stitching
10:30 Crochet Class
10:30 Jewelry Class
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:00 Women’s Bible Study
1:00 Spanish Class
9:30 WSU Exercise
10:00 Crochet Class
11:30 GNNP Lunch
1:00 Bridge
*New Classes and time changes in Bold
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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...Northeast Senior Center
Monthly Events
Advisory Council:
Monday, February 9th, at 10:30am
Special Events Committee:
Wednesday, February 11th, at 10am
Blood Pressure Checks:
Therapeutic Time
(1st Tuesday each month at 11am)
Foot Care by Michelle Steinke
(First Wednesday each month by appointment)
Michelle does nail trimming, corns, calluses and foot
massages. Please call 946-0722 (leave a message)
The Center will be CLOSED February 16th for
Presidents’ Day
900 N Bayshore Dr • Wichita, KS 67212
(316) 945-3344
[email protected]
Contact Alex Nicholas
to place an ad today!
[email protected] or
(800) 950-9952 x2538
Did you know that
February is American Heart
Month? So...How is your heart
Here are a few tips to improve your health
Don’t smoke or use tobacco
Exercise for 30 minutes each day
· Eat a heart-healthy diet
· Maintain a healthy weight
· Get enough quality sleep
· Get regular health screenings
Northeast will be providing tax services again,
courtesy of AARP. Call (316) 269-4444 to
schedule. Taxes will be prepared on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, & Thursdays ~ 9am-3pm
Our residents enjoy our quiet atmosphere
and beautiful lakeside view. Scheduled
get-togethers. Meals, laundry, housekeeping,
bathing & dressing assistance,
medication administration and more.
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...Northeast Senior Center
Educational Opportunities
Monday, Feb. 2 @ 11:45am
Emilie Hagan-Nurse Practitioner, Diabetic Care
Topic: “Problem Solving Diabetes”
(This will be an ongoing class to help manage
Thursday, Mar. 5 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Vein Disease & Leg Pain”
(A discussion on dealing with aches and pains
associated with the legs and helpful tips on
Thursday, Feb. 5 @ 9:30am
Clay Cox, Blackbelt
Topic: “Self Defense for Seniors”
(This will be a 5 week series class)
Thursday, Feb. 5 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Foot Problems”
(A discussion on why people have problems and
helpful tips and ways to care for the feet)
Friday, Feb. 6 @ 11:45am
Cypress Springs
Topic: “Alzheimer’s & Activities”
Friday, Feb. 13 @11:45am
Mobile Medical
Topic: “Importance of Regular Wellness
Thursday, Feb. 19 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Arthritis”
(A discussion on Arthritis/helpful tips of managing)
Thursday, Mar. 12 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Fear of Falling”
(A discussion of fears associated with falling
and tips to help prevent them)
Thursday, Mar. 19 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Thyroid”
(A discussion to help understand problems
associated with thyroid disorders)
Thursday, Mar. 26 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Shingles”
(A discussion on Shingles and ways
to treat the symptoms)
Friday, Mar. 27 @ 11:45am
Cynthia Ongeche-(Consumer Credit Counseling)
Topic: “Tips on Budgeting”
(A discussion with tips to help budget your
Friday, Feb. 20 @ 11:45am
Tax Advocate Service
Topic: “Tax Tips & Updates for 2015”
Thursday, Feb. 26 @ 11:45am
Hart Pharmacy
Topic: “Safety in the Home”
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Red Cross G.N.N.P.
Offers lunch at 11:30am
For reservations, call (316) 219-4020
...Northeast Senior Center
Newly Remodeled Short Term Rehab Wing offering PT, OT, Speech, &
IV Therapy to help you gain your independence to return to your home
Medicare & Medicaid Certified
2133 S. Elizabeth, Wichita • 316-262-4473
Contact Alex Nicholas to
place an ad today!
[email protected] or
(800) 950-9952 x2538
Mt. Hope Nursing Center
& Larsen Independent Living Apts.
Making “Living Longer” Better
By providing compassionate care
to the elders we serve.
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All Roads Lead to...Orchard Park Senior Center
Director’s Notes:
Greetings Everyone!!
February is American Heart Month. During the month of February, Americans see the
human heart as the symbol of love. Since February is American Heart Month, use it
as a time to show yourself the love by learning about your risks for heart disease and
stroke and stay “heart healthy” for yourself and loved ones.
As you begin your journey to better heart health, which will last a lifetime, keep these things in mind:
· Try not to become overwhelmed. Every step brings you closer to a healthier heart and every healthy
choice makes a difference.
Partner up. The journey is more fun and often more successful when you have company. Ask friends
and family to join you.
Don’t get discouraged. You may not be able to take all of the steps at one time. Get a good night’s sleep,
which is also important for a healthy heart and do what you can tomorrow.
Reward yourself. Find fun things to do to decrease your stress. Round up some colleagues for a
lunchtime walk, join a singing group, or have a healthy dinner with your family or friends.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ongoing Activities
Wednesdays Continued:
8 & 9 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
10:30 am Bingo for Groceries
12:00 pm Open Pool Tables
12:30 pm Party Bridge
Co-ed Low Impact Aerobics
Wii Bowling
T.O.P.S (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
Stretch & Tone Chair Exercise
Open Pool Tables
Mexican Train Dominoes
8:15 am Ease into Fitness
9:00 am Restorative Dance
12:30 pm Duplicate Bridge
12:30 pm Pool Tournaments 8 ball (2nd & 4th
Tuesdays) 9 ball (1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays)
8 & 9 am Co-ed Low Impact Aerobics
9:45 am Wii Bowling
10:30 am Computer Lab
8:15 am Ease into Fitness
9:00 am Crocheting with June
9:00 am I-Pad classes, (must be a registered
6:00 pm ( alternating every other month)
9:00 am Movin and Groovin Senior Aerobics
12:00 pm Open Pool Tables
12:30 pm Mexican Train Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Pickleball
8 & 9 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Co-ed Low Impact Aerobics
Wii Bowling
Stretch & Tone Chair Exercise
Open Pool Tables
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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...Orchard Park Senior Center
Monthly Events:
Blood Pressure Checks:
First Wednesday of the month,
8:30 - 10:15 am., courtesy of Sandpiper
Bay Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Lunch Out:
Golden Corral - Tuesday - February 10
11:30 a.m. 616 S Ridge
Breakfast Out:
Egg Crate - Tuesday - February 24
8:30 a.m. 8606 West 13th St N
Sign Language Class
Monday - February 2nd - 11:15 a.m.
Advisory Council:
Monday - February 9th -11:30 a.m.
February Educational Opportunities
February 6 @ 11:15 a.m. Natalie Merten
Life Care Center-The importance of end of life care
February 9 @ 11:15 a.m. Caregiving step by step
Journey Notebook, Bedroom Safety, Bed Mobility
& Bed Transfer.
February 10 @ 10:00 a.m. Clay Cox– Senior Self
Defense Class-Acquire Confidence and Assurance
thru Senior Self Defense
February 13 @ 11:15 a.m. Golden Plains Pharmacy
Services—Making it easier to manage daily meds.
February 20 @ 11:15 a.m. Julie Bye
Wesley Rehab - Senior Exercise
February 23 @ 11:15 a.m. Robert Schmidt
Hart Pharmacy – Are you fighting with leg pain or
having issues with some type of vein disease? Come
out and get tips to help you deal with these issues.
March Educational Opportunities
March 2 @ 11:15 a.m. Serenity Hospice Care
Caring for Arthritis without medication
The Center will be closed
Monday - February 16
In observance of Presidents’ Day
Red Cross Nutrition Site
Red Cross Nutrition Site offers a meal served at
11:30 am. Monday thr u Fr iday.
Please make reservations by
Tuesday at 10:00 am.
Call 219-4020 for more information
March 6 @ 11:15 a.m. Terra Essential Oils
Come and experience oils that can be used for food
preparation, beauty treatment and health care.
March 9 @ 11:15 a.m.
Natalie Merten Life Care Center - Nutrition
focused on Chronic Disease.
March 13 @ 11:15 a.m. Officer Hallacy
S.E.N.I.O.R.S. Program
March 16 @ 11:15 a.m. Caregiving Step by Step
Positioning & Mealtime Issues
March 20 @ 11:15 a.m. Consumer Credit
Counseling - Awareness & Basic Budgeting
March 23 @ 11:15 a.m. Karen Kendrick-Envision
Eye Diseases (Cataracts, Macular Degeneration)
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...Orchard Park Senior Center
Acquire - confidence and assurance
thru Seniors’ Self Defense
Free classes by Former Missouri Valley Judo
Champ; who taught law officers, guards, seniors,
women, men and children at the Wichita Judo
Club, YMCAs, WSU and McConnell AFBase.
Learn Defensive Techniques
It’s one investment of time that can change livesadults, kids, families; a gift of health, increased
confidence - perhaps, even save a life.
Knowledge for a LIFETIME. (no cost)
Classes will be offered at Orchard Park Senior
Center - Starting Tuesday - February 10th
@ 10:00 a.m. (this is a 50 minute class. There are
5 sessions - classes will last thru March 10th)
Avoid being a helpless victim - Just like
businesses; muggers and thieves follow the money.
Some of the worse attacks occur in the best places.
Whether it is an irate driver or a car jacker - high
risk Scenarios can be in your face instantly.
Self-Defensive Techniques employ principles of
non-resistance in nature. Thus; strength, size and
age are not the prime factors in an attack.
Golden Age Club
Every Friday 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Orchard Park Recreation Center Gymnasium
Call 337-9244 for information
1st Friday - Kenny Pruitt Band
2nd Friday - Reno County Band
3rd Friday - Honkey Tonk
4th Friday - Country Heartbeats
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Special Occasions &
Memorial Tributes
Gifts given in honor, memory or
appreciation of someone special
are a wonderful way to express
admiration and esteem. When
you give a tribute gift to Orchard
Park Senior Center, a card is
sent to the person you are
recognizing or the family of
someone being remembered.
The amount is not mentioned
Donations in any amount
are appreciated
iPad Classes
February iPad classes will be held on Thur sday
evenings at 6:00 p.m. The dates will be the 12th,
19th, & the 26th. Please call 942-2293 if you are
interested in attending an iPad class.
You must be a registered member to participate
Foot Care Pr ovided by Michelle
Steinke on Wednesday – February
18th. Please call 946-0722 for an
appointment. Michelle does nail
trimming, corns, calluses and
foot massages.
February’s Birthday Celebration
Friday - February 27th - 11:15 a.m.
...Orchard Park Senior Center
Happy Birthday to Orchard Park Members
February Birthdays
Louise Arnold 2/6
Mark Brown 2/13
Peggy Cheney 2/16
Julia Denning 2/19
Bruce Dickson 2/20
Glee Eby 2/7
Lynne Edson 2/28
Rick Gleeson 2/16
Ava Hartzler 2/2
Walter Hayes 2/13
Jutta Hudy 2/23
Lois Lofton 2/10
Judith Martin 2/17
Ginger Maxey 2/25
Tim McCloud 2/5
Cathy Orchard 2/25
Tim Paul 2/9
Betty Smith 2/2
Margaret Spiker 2/4
Betty Spriggs 2/6
Sharon Thompson 2/12
Frank Wachdorf 2/9
David Widener 2/18
Don Wolf 2/6
Vernon Wolfe 2/27
Kenneth Young 2/21
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All Roads Lead to...Downtown Senior Center
Winter is upon us and I hope you are withstanding
the cold temperatures that have made their annual
visit to our city. I know that I have been ready for
the warmth of spring for several weeks now.
I am happy to report that there has been some
movement on making repairs to our building. The
plan is to make the project a two-step process. The
first stage will be to concentrate on restoring power
and thoroughly cleaning the activities areas of the
building. The goal is to reopen the center for events
as quickly as we can.
The second phase of the process will be to make
repairs in the kitchen area. This step will be a little
more involved and take a little more time. We are all
committed to restoring the Downtown Senior Center
full operation as soon as is humanly possible.
While we are on the subject of the kitchen staff, I ask
you to please remember them during these very
difficult times-Liz Buggs, Janet Fisher, Mike
Gadbury and the entire kitchen staff who operate our
MOW program. The staff and the volunteers have
worked so hard to deliver meals to shut-ins.
As I have said before, for many of those food
recipients, Meals On Wheels is their lifeline. Simply
put, if these meals aren’t delivered, then those people
don’t eat. Our staff members are cold and tired and
yet not a single delivery has been missed. I am
proud to work with these people and they are an
inspiration to all of us.
I would also like to acknowledge the entire staff at
the D.S.C. They have worked hours that were different than their regular schedule doing jobs that were
different from their regular duties. They have shown
professionalism in doing those tasks without being
told and without being supervised. I really appreciate the effort they spend and the work they do.
Once again, I would like to thank you, the
members of the Downtown Center. I am grateful
for your past participation, I miss seeing you and I
anxiously await the time when we can reopen our
doors and come together again. I hope you have a
great month and hope to be together soon.
Gerald McCoy
Downtown Center Director
Ongoing Activities
8:00 Competitive Pickleball
9:00 Crochet Scarf Class
9:30 Wanda’s Exercises
10:00 Book club (1st Mon.)
11:00 Well Rep
11:00 Lewis Street Singers
1:00 Bridge
1:00 Beading Buddies
7:00 Round Dance
9:00 Senior Job Club
10:30 Single SRS (eat out 2nd Tues.)
1:00 Bingo (not on 2nd Tues.)
1:00 Dominoes
1:00 Pool Tournament
2:00 Hip Hikers (1st Tues.)
2:00 Bible Study
5:30 Adventures in Writing
(1st Tues.)
8:30 Foot Care (by appt.)
9:30 Gentle fitness
9:30 Drawing Class (2nd, 3rd, and
4th Thur.)
10:00 Quilters’ Treasures
1:00 Pool Tournament
2:00 Sr. Financial Advisor
(3rd Thurs.)
5:30 Writing Craft (1st Thurs.)
8:00 Competitive Pickleball
9:30 Wanda’s Exercises
11:00 Well Rep
1:00 Party Bridge
1:00 SECA/Front Row Center
(1st Fri.)
1:30 Hand and Foot Cards (2nd, 4th,
and 5th Fri.)
8:00 Competitive Pickleball
9:00 Spanish (Advanced)
9:30 Wanda’s Exercises
11:00 Well Rep
noon Open Sewing
1:00 Ping Pong
1:00 Spanish (Beginning)
1:30 Sr. Legal Advisor
(2nd Wed.)
1:30 Recreational Pickleball
(2nd Wed. at 3:00)
Pool / Snooker
DVD / VHS Movies Available
Books / Magazines Available
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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...Downtown Senior Center
Lessons Learned
One of the few advantages of being displaced by the fire is that I have an opportunity to visit the
other Senior Centers and familiarize myself with the people and activities that happen at the other
locations around town.
I am very impressed with Carnesha and the Northeast Senior Center. It is a wonderful center and
she manages it very well. We are temporarily using it to put together The Compass Newsletter. Her
staff and volunteers are good people who will help members any way they can. The members are a
fun-loving group and there is always something going on.
Diane and the folks at Orchard Park were wonderful hosts when I visited with her members about
my Mulvane book. I had a great time and I made some new friends. I hope I can make it back over
there soon.
Cherise and her staff at Linwood have been more than amazing while accommodating me on a day
-to-day basis. I have met so many great people and I am sure that I have tested their patience, but
they have never let it show. I think Cherise is starting to view me as that annoying teenage son who
just won’t leave home.
Thanks to all of you! I truly believe that each one of you makes me a better Senior Center
Director and I am anxious to return to my office to take advantage of lessons learned from each one
of you.
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...Downtown Senior Center
Classes and Activities
These are some of the regularly scheduled classes,
events, and activities that normally take place at the
Downtown Senior Center. We hope that you will
find something that appeals to you.
Education & Information
Senior Financial Advisor
Join Senior Financial Advisor Stan Webb each
month as he leads a discussion of financial topics that
are faced by senior citizens.
Senior Legal Advisor
Senior Legal Advisors Jennifer Stutz and Melissa
Pope host a monthly meeting to talk about legal
issues that confront senior citizens. Discussions are
informative and invaluable.
AARP “Smart Driver”
The AARP Smart Driver class is a two-day event that
takes place each month at the Center. Successful
completion of the course results in lower insurance
Health & Wellness
Foot Care
Foot care is provided by Michelle at the Downtown
Senior Center on Thursdays from 9:00AM to
3:00PM. Michelle does nail trimming, corns,
calluses, and foot massage. The cost is $25 for senior
center members; $30 for nonmembers. Call
946-0722 to schedule an appointment.
Arts & Crafts
Seniors Exploring the Cultural Arts (SECA)
and Front Row Center
If you love theatre and are interested in Wichita's
local and professional talent, you need to join SECA
and attend their monthly meeting. Call 267-0197 for
more information.
“Adventures in Writing”
Anyone interested in discussing writing personal
essays, memoirs, poetry, or fiction is welcome to join
us. This group shares writing projects they’re
working on, thinking about, or learning about the
possibility of getting published.
“Writing Craft”
Basics of general writing: basic word counts and
pages, writing from A to Z, writing pitfalls,
confusing words, titles, sensory details, emotion and
body language.
If you would like to have more information on
“Adventures in Writing” or “Writing Craft,” call
Starla at 393-8195. She would love to hear from
anyone with a passion for writing and developing
writing skills.
Hip Hikers
You’re invited to join this group as they plan walks
in and around the Wichita area. The group meets at
the Downtown Senior Center once a month.
Prairie Moon Book Club
Our next book is “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” by
Karen Abbott. This is the compelling true story of
four women who risked everything to become spies
during the Civil War.
Abbott is the best selling non-fiction writer who’s
previous works have included “American Rose,”
which is a biography of Gypsy Rose Lee and “Sin in
the Second City,” which tells the story of crime in
Chicago during the first two decades of the 20th
Senior Center Director Gerald McCoy facilitates this
group. The conversations are always fun and lively
and you’re invited to join the monthly meetings.
Well Rep Exercise Program
Our Well Rep Program is one of our most popular
activities. This group meets three days each week
and provides a fun way to maintain strength and
Drawing class
Joan Morrison leads our drawing classes. This
informal group explores the fun side of creative
expression. Feel free to contact us to sign up for the
class, or to find out more.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly with the suppor t of this
group, which meets at the Downtown Senior Center
once each week.
This is just a small sample of the regularly scheduled
activities that take place at the Downtown Senior
Center. When we reopen for business, we hope that
you will find something that appeals to you.
Blood Pressure Check
You can have your blood pressure checked at the
Downtown Senior Center by members of the staff at
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...Downtown Senior Center
Because we have been displaced by the fire and since I think a sense
of humor is essential, I would like to share a fire joke with you.
A fellow came home from work and found that his house was fully
involved in a large fire; he was panic-stricken. He telephoned the fire
department and yelled, “I need you to get over here. My house is on
fire!” The dispatcher tried to calm the guy. “It will be alright, sir. Just
relax and tell us how to get there.” The fellow responded, “Don’t you
still have those big red fire trucks?”
Gerald McCoy
Downtown Senior Center Director
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Dear Friends,
February is a month for
love and the best way to
show that is through kindness and encouragement.
The best advice I have ever
encountered is to “love one
another” and I believe it!
Loving people in this day and age certainly can
be a challenge, but we can gain strength to do just
that! Our lives are filled with relationships and
we have the opportunity to give to others so look
through the pages of our calendar and see what
opportunities we have to encourage you and to
help you give those gifts.
There’s a craft class where you can give a
“grandparent/friendship/sister gift” or you can
come to our “Love Stories” program and be
inspired! February is also “heart health”
month! Make sur e you look at the exer cise
and educational classes to find ways to love yourself! One of the BEST gifts and values around is
a $10 membership to our Senior Centers. It is
a gift that keeps on giving!
Love, Cherise
Please be our guest at our
special event,
“Love Stories”
We have several guest
speakers and an author
who will share their tales
of love.
Let us encourage you!
Special music, gifts and
Please call
to Reserve Your Spot
Monday, February 9,
2015 from 2-4pm
Ongoing Activities
9:00 Dynabands
9:00 TOPS
9:30 Stretching
10:45 Arthritis Exercise
11:30 GNNP Lunch
9am–3pm Michelle’s Foot Care
9:00 Brain Games
9–11 Pickleball
9:30 Fit & Balance
10:30 BINGO
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:15 WSU Well Rep
1:30 Dime Bingo!
2:00 Writing Craft (1st Tues)
9:00 Arthritis Exercise
10:30 (1st Wed) Ancaire Blood
Pressure check
11:30 GNNP Lunch
1:00 Pinochle with Henry
9–11 Pickleball
9-9:45 Beginning Line Dance
10:00 Line Dance
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:15 WSU Well Rep
1:00 Pinochle w/Henry
2:00 Mex Train Dominoes
(2nd & 4th Thurs)
9:00 Stronger Seniors
10:15 Presentations
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:00 Tournament 13 pt Pitch
GNNP Lunch for reservations
call 219-4020
10 pt Pitch 12:30
10:00 Advisory Council the last
Wednesday of the month
Birthday Party 3rd Wednesday
of the month at 10:30
The Linwood Center will be
closed on Monday February 16,
2015 for Presidents’ Day.
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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Beginning Computer
Class by “Tim Paul”
Scheduled for
February 11 & 18, 2015
from 9-10:30am
Fee $10
Membership and RSVP
required. Call 263-3703
CALL 946-0722
Pat Butler 2/16
Dennie Cartwright 2/4
Patti Doll 2/18
Patsy Eichaker 2/24
Eileen Fessenden 2/22
Dennis Fimple 2/21
Jody Harris 2/8
Karen Heppler 2/17
Verna Jones 2/23
Patty Kaul 2/7
Ruth Konek 2/6
Sue Laird 2/11
Chet Leidy 2/18
Liz Long 2/7
Valetta Longhofer 2/26
Shirley Monk 2/9
Ronald Moorefield 2/15
Rose-Mary Mounts 2/24
Virgil Newhouse 2/4
Carol Noddin 2/27
Dolores Pankratz 2/1
Robert Rauz 2/25
Enna Rockwell 2/23
Linda Runer 2/20
Serena Sechser 2/13
Bud Smith 2/17
Jan Story 2/15
Myrna Straub 2/18
Linda Kay Tucker 2/8
John Wagner 2/18
Vicki Wahl 2/2
Richard Watson 2/2
Jimmy Wilson 2/11
Bill Wright 2/2
Birthday Party
Celebration Wednesday,
February 18, 2015
Cake & Fun
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Educational Programs & Classes for
February 2015
March 2015
Educational Programs
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10:15am
“Tips to Prevent Falls in Homes”
Presenter: Home Buddy
Friday, March 13, 2015 10:15am
“What Did You Say?”
Hearing Health Meeting & Screenings
Dana Brinkmeyer
Ear Care
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at
“Wearable Crochet”
Presenter: Robin Smith
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:15am
“Financial Fraud and Seniors”
Presenter: Rebecca Carson, Intrust
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:15am
“Hypertension– the Silent Killer”
Presenter: Sandie Kueker
Professional Pharmacy
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at
“Healthy Dental Practices”
Presenter: Natalie Delacruz and WSU
Dental Hygiene Students
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1pm
“Recycling—It is Good for All of Us”
Presenter: Beth McDonald with
Pro Kansas Recycling Center
Join US!
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:15am
“Heart Health”
Wesley Medical Center
Physician to speak—call for more info
and to reserve a space, 263-3703
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:30am
“The Low Down on Downloading”
Learn How to Download Pictures in the
Gerald McCoy, presenter
Kansans Optimizing Health Program
“How to Manage Chronic Diseases
*6 Week Course*
Starting on March 9, 2013
Alissa Rankin, presenter
Sedgwick County
(see back page for details)
“Writing Craft”
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at
If you love to write or are
working on a project, you need to meet
Starla Criser, a local author. Hone and
sharpen your skills. Starla will inspire you!
Call 393-8195 for More Info!
We will be having Book Club
the second Monday of the
Month from 8am –9am. It
will be an “early bird
reader’s club”. Please plan on joining us
on Monday, February 9, 2015 and bring
along the books you have recently read to
share with us!
...Linwood Senior Center
“The spaces in your
fingers were created so
another person’s fingers
could fill them in.”
Special Bible Study on
Monday, February 2, 2014
Please join us from 8-9am
Kansans Optimizing Health Program
Do you have or care for someone with arthritis,
diabetes, heart or lung disease or other chronic
conditions? The Kansans Optimizing Health Program
(KOHP) will get you the suppor t you need, find pr actical
ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition
and exercise choices plus so much more.
KOHP is a highly interactive program where people of various chronic conditions come together to learn and practice
new skills over a six week period to manage their chronic
condition. The participants meet once a week for 2 ½ hours
to discuss and problem solve a variety of topics relevant to
coping with chronic conditions. For More Information call
263-3703. Classes to start in March!
“Beloved, let us love
one another...”
~ Christ
“Craft Time With
Wednesday, February
18, 2015 at 2pm.
Come join us as we
make a special
“Grandparent /
Friendship/ Sister Gift” that you can give
your loved ones!
Please RSVP at 263-3703. Class size is
limited due to space. RSVP at 263-3703
(Suggested donation for supplies $3)
Interesting Valentine’s Day Trivia….
Meaning of the word Valentine: The name comes fr om the Latin wor d valor , meaning wor thy.
Official Holiday: St. Valentine’s Day was declared an official holiday in 1537 when England’s King
Henry VIII declared it for the first time.
Valentine Birds: Febr uar y 14th was long associated with fertility and love even before St. Valentine
lived. It was the day that birds traditionally chose their mates.
Women Card Buyers: The gr eeting car d association estimates that 85% of all Valentine car ds
are purchased by women.
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Top o’ The Morning to You!
The 2014 Historic Delano
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, 2015
(meet in church parking lot no later than 10:30 a.m.)
Join us again for the 8th consecutive year and walk the parade with your senior center friends,
volunteers and employees of Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita. Please tell your center director if
you need a motorized scooter by March 1, 2014.
Check with your senior center for more details in the coming weeks