The Compass - Senior Services of Wichita

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The Compass
Life’s Directions
MARCH 2015
Roving Pantry is a grocery shopping and delivery
program operated by Senior Services, Inc. of W ichita.
The program takes grocery orders over the phone, then
shops for and delivers those groceries to people who are
age 60+ and who cannot easily go to the store and shop
for themselves. The program currently delivers as far
north as the 3400 block of North Woodlawn and
realized those routes could be extended to serve the
residents of Bel Aire.
“We know the need is out there,” said Opal Smith,
program coordinator, “In the past we really haven’t had
the funds needed to expand. Now we see that we can
provide our service to the closest surrounding
The service is a key component for Senior Services’
efforts to meet the nutritional needs of the
homebound populations of Wichita. When a participant
couples the Roving Pantry service with Meals on
Wheels, Senior Services is then able to meet all
nutritional needs for that individual. Proper nutrition
helps reduces the need for placement in a state funded
nursing facility.
“I couldn’t live by myself without it,” said Wichitan
Lola Squires, who has used the Roving Pantry for about
two years, “I don’t have anybody to buy groceries for
me so I really appreciate the Roving Pantry.”
Customers pay for the food and other items they order.
There is no charge for the delivery but donations are
encouraged. Participants place grocery orders a couple
of days in advance of their scheduled delivery.
Participants then pay for their groceries at the time of
delivery. The service can be utilized on a temporary or
permanent basis. If you or
someone you know would
benefit from the Roving
Pantry, please call
Senior Services, Inc. enrolled in the Dillons
Community Rewards program. Dillons will give
out up to $500,000 each quarter to various
charities. Nonprofits receive money based on the
quarterly spending of the customers who pick
them. It’s EASY! Go to the Dillons website,
select the Community Tab at the top of the page,
then select Community Rewards. Once you’re
enrolled you will be able to select the
organization you wish to support. Each time you
shop & use your Dillon’s Plus card money will
go to the nonprofit you selected. To help support
the work of Senior Services, Inc. enter 72530 or
enter Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita. Visit the
website at
Inside This Issue
MARCH 2015
SSI Directory ................................................. 2-3
Northeast ....................................................... 4-7
Orchard Park .................................................. 8-11
Downtown ..................................................... 12-15
Linwood......................................................... 16-19
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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
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Director: Gerald McCoy
[email protected]
Senior Services, Inc. Administrative Offices
200 S. Walnut
(316) 267 - 0302
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]
The Benefits of Planned Giving
Planned giving may be defined as a
method of supporting nonprofits and
charities that enables philanthropic
individuals or donors to make larger
gifts than they could make from their
type of charitable giving very
attractive to both donor and charity.
What are the 3 types of planned
1) Outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash.
While some planned gifts provide a 2) Gifts that return income or other
life-long income to the donor, others financial benefits to the donor in
use estate and tax planning
return for the contribution.
techniques to provide for charity and 3) Gifts payable upon the donor’s
other heirs in ways that maximize
the gift and/or minimize its impact
What gift plans return income to
on the donor's estate. Thus, by
definition, a planned gift is any
Charitable gift annuities make fixed
major gift, made in lifetime or at
payments, starting either when the
death, as part of a donor’s overall
gift is made (an immediate-payment
financial and/or estate planning.
gift annuity) or at a later date (a
By contrast, gifts to the annual fund deferred or flexible gift annuity).
or for membership dues are made
Some organizations maintain pooled
from a donor’s discretionary income, income funds, which commingle
and while they may be budgeted for, donations, pay beneficiaries variable
they are not planned.
depending on the earnings of the
fund, and generally operate like a
Whether a donor uses cash,
charitable mutual fund. Charitable
appreciated securities/stock, real
remainder unitrusts and annuity
estate, artwork, partnership interests, trusts are individually managed
personal property, life insurance, a
trusts that pay the beneficiaries
retirement plan, etc., the benefits of either a fixed percentage of trust
funding a planned gift can make this
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income or a fixed dollar amount.
What are the tax benefits of planned
gifts? Donors can contribute
appreciated property, like securities,
receive a charitable deduction for the
full market value of the asset, and
pay no capital gains tax on the
transfer. Donors who establish a
life-income gift receive a tax
deduction for the full, fair market
value of the assets contributed,
minus the present value of the
income interest retained; if they fund
their gift with appreciated property
they pay no upfront capital gains tax
on the transfer.
Gifts payable to a charity upon the
donor’s death, like a bequest or a
beneficiary designation in a life
insurance policy or retirement
account, do not generate a lifetime
income tax deduction for the donor,
but they are exempt from estate tax.
A planned gift is a great way to
leave a legacy at your senior center.
For more information, call Chris
Heiman at 267-0302 x:216.
The Programs of Senior Services, Inc.
of Wichita CAN help you or a loved
one today!
In-Home Respite Care
267-1771 ext. 233
Info/Assistance on Aging
267-0122 ext. 201
Meals on Wheels
Roving Pantry
Senior Employment Program
Senior Mentor Program
267-0302 ext. 203
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Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
Contact Alex Nicholas
to place an ad today!
[email protected] or
(800) 950-9952 x2538
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 community.
Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita shall be the
area’s premier provider of services for older
adults that enhances their quality of life.
Senior Services Inc. of W ichita 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.
8846 West Monroe Circle, Wichita, KS 67209
(316) 722-4291
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All Roads Lead to...Northeast Senior Center
Come join us for our “Late”
Mardi Gras Party Celebration
Friday, March 13th
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Hello Everyone...How are you? Me, I am
blessed and highly favored. I have a
question to ask you...Do you know that you
are truly blessed? If you are not sure, here
are a few ways to help you know that you
are: If you woke up this morning, then you
are blessed. If you have food in your
refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof
over your head and a place to sleep, then
you are truly blessed. I am not sure how
you are spending your time, but if it is not
spent being thankful and grateful of all you
have...please take a moment to get that
together, because tomorrow is not
promised...Be Blessed!!!
When people show you who they are, believe them.
~ Maya Angelou
Ongoing Activities
9:30 WSU Exercise
10:30 Advisory Council (Mar. 9th)
11:30 G.N.N.P. Lunch
12:30 T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds
1:30 Sing-a-long
9:30 Cross-Stitching
10:30 Crochet Class
10:30 Jewelry Class
11:30 G.N.N.P. Lunch
12:00 Women’s Bible Study
1:00 Spanish Class
9:30 Keep It Moving (Exercise)
10:00 Beginner’s Crochet
10:30 Bingo
11:30 G.N.N.P. Lunch
1:00 Spanish Class
9:30 WSU Exercise
10:00 Crochet Class
11:30 G.N.N.P Lunch
1:00 Bridge
*New Classes and time changes are in Bold Print!
9:30 WSU Exercise
10:00 Special Events Committee (Mar. 11th)
10:30 Basic Computer Class
11:30 G.N.N.P. Lunch
1:00 Line Dance (2nd & 4th Wed)
*2:00 Drawing 101
MEETING ~ March 9th
@ 12PM
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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...Northeast Senior Center
Upcoming Events
Monthly Events
Advisory Council:
Monday, March 9th, at 10:30am
Special Events Committee:
Wednesday, March 11th, at 10am
Easter Program @ NESC
Friday, April 3 ~ Time: 2pm - 4pm
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)
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
Mother’s Day Dinner @ NESC
Friday, May 8 ~ Time: 2pm - 4pm
Our residents enjoy our quiet atmosphere
and beautiful lakeside view. Scheduled
get-togethers. Meals, laundry, housekeeping,
bathing & dressing assistance,
medication administration and more.
Pricing is all inclusive.
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Check the ads on this page before you check the internet or
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...Northeast Senior Center
Educational Opportunities
Thursday, Mar. 5
Robert Schmidt (Hart Pharmacy)
Topic: “Vein Disease & Leg Pain” (A discussion on
dealing with aches and pains associated with legs
and helpful tips on coping)
Thursday, Apr. 2
Robert Schmidt (Hart Pharmacy)
Topic: “New Solutions for Pain Management”
Friday, Mar. 12
Robert Schmidt (Hart Pharmacy)
Topic: “Fear of Falling” (A discussion of fears associated with falling and tips to help prevent them)
Friday, Mar. 13
Shirley Lewis (Sedgwick County Extension Office)
Topic: “SNAP Program” – Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program – The new name for the federal
Thursday, Mar. 19
Robert Schmidt (Hart Pharmacy)
Topic: “Thyroid” (A discussion to help understand
problems associated with Thyroid disorders)
Friday, Mar. 20
Shirley Lewis (Sedgwick County Extension Office)
Topic: “My Plate” – grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy,
& protein (A discussion on current nutrition guide
for eating healthier) “MY PLATE” replaced MY
Thursday, Mar. 26
Robert Schmidt (Hart Pharmacy)
Topic: “Shingles” (A discussion on what is Shingles,
how do you get them, and treatment)
Friday, Mar. 27
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Topic: “Awareness & Basic Tips on Budgeting”
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Thursday, Apr. 16
Shirley Lewis (Sedgwick County Extension Office)
Rite Bite Series
Topic: “High Blood Pressure”
Thursday, Apr. 23
Shirley Lewis (Sedgwick County Extension Office)
Rite Bite Series
Topic: “Carbs & Fiber”
Friday, Apr. 24
Teresa Hatfield (Sedgwick County Extension)
Topic: “Reverse Mortgages”
Thursday, Apr. 30
Shirley Lewis (Sedgwick County Extension)
Rite Bite Series
Topic: “Fats”
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.
FOR AD INFO CALL Alex Nicholas at 1-800-950-9952 • WWW.4LPi.COM
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All Roads Lead to...Orchard Park Senior Center
Director’s Notes:
Greetings Everyone!!!
March is National Brain Awareness Month
The Alzheimer’s Society asks: Are you taking care of your brain?
Scientific evidence shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, whether it’s a brisk walk or taking
dance lessons, helps lessen the risk of dementia. Get your friends and family involved. Do something that
everyone enjoys. Physical activity of any kind pumps blood and oxygen to the brain which is important for
brain functioning. An active lifestyle also builds up your cognitive reserve and improves memory and
thinking. But don’t stop there. The Alzheimer’s Society recommends combining physical activity with a
healthy diet for added protection against dementia. Consuming nutrient-rich foods such as whole grains,
dark leafy greens and fresh-water fish supports good cardiovascular health. It’s a well-known fact that
heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure are contributing factors for vascular dementia. Training your
brain to learn new things in new ways also preserves brain cells and in some cases, can even help reverse
some of the cognitive decline that occurs with age. Engaging in activities with others such as volunteering or
participating in a book club is even better for keeping your brain in top form. Staying connected socially
boosts mood and attitude, both important ingredients for well-being.
It’s never too late or too soon. The key is to make lifestyle changes that work for you.
Diane Nutt, Center Director
Ongoing Activities
Wednesdays Continued:
8 & 9 am Co-ed Low Impact Aerobics
9:00 am Wii Bowling
9:15 am T.O.P.S (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
9:30 am Pickleball
10:30 am Stretch & Tone Chair Exercise
12:00 pm Open Pool Tables
12:30 pm Mexican Train Dominoes
10:30 am Bingo for Groceries
11:00 am Spades
12:00 pm Open Pool Tables
12:30 pm Party Bridge
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 member,
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 Co-ed Low Impact Aerobics
9:00 am Wii Bowling
10:30 am Stretch & Tone Chair Exercise
12:00 pm Open Pool Tables
1:00 pm Craft Class (2nd & 4th Friday of Month)
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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...Orchard Park Senior Center
Monthly Events:
Special Occasions &
Memorial Tributes
Blood Pressure Checks:
First Wednesday of the month
8:30 - 10:15 am., courtesy of Sandpiper
Bay Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Blood Sugar Checks:
First Friday of the month
8:30 - 10:15 am, courtesy of HealthBack Home
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
The amount is not mentioned
Donations in any amount
are appreciated
Lunch Out:
Copper Oven - Tuesday - March 10th
11:30 a.m. 2409 West 13th St N
Breakfast Out:
Jimmy’s Egg - Tuesday - March 24th
8:30 a.m. 220 S West St.
Foot Care pr ovided by Michelle
Steinke on Wednesday - March 18th.
Please call 946-0722 for appointment.
Michelle does nail trimming, corns,
calluses and foot massages.
Sign Language Class:
Monday - March 9th @ 11:15 a.m.
Advisory Council:
Monday - March 9th @ 11:30 a.m.
iPad Classes
March iPad classes will be held on Thur sday
mornings at 9:00 a.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
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
Don’t forget to register for the craft
classes on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
We are currently making earrings
that we will also use as a fundraiser
for the center.
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...Orchard Park Senior Center
March Opportunities
March 2nd @ 11:15 a.m.
Serenity Hospice Care
Caring for Arthritis without medication
March 6th @ 11:15 a.m.
doTerra Essential Oils
Come and experience oils that can be used for
food preparation, beauty treatment, and health
care practices.
March 9th @ 11:15 a.m.
Natalie Merten-Life Care Center
Nutrition focused on Chronic Disease.
March 13th @ 11:15 a.m.
Officer Hallacy-S.E.N.I.O.R.S. Program
Sheriff’s Elderly/Disabled Notification Intensive
Outreach Response System
March 16th @ 11:15 a.m.
Caregiving Step by Step Video #2
Positioning, Mealtime Issues
March 20th @ 11:15 a.m.
Consumer Credit Counseling
C.C.C. Awareness and Basic Budgeting
March 23rd @ 11:15 a.m.
Karen Kendrick-Envision
Eye Diseases (Cataracts, Macular Degeneration)
March 27th @ 11:15 a.m.
Farrah-Innovative Physical Therapy
Massages & Exercise
March 30th @ 11:15 a.m.
Dr. Charles Coleman-Sunflower Home Health &
Coping with Hypertension
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April Opportunities
April 6th @ 11:15 a.m.
Teresa Hatfield-Sedgwick County Extension
Reverse Mortgages
April 10th @ 11:15 a.m.
WSU Dental Students
Various Dental Presentations
April 13th @ 11:15 a.m.
Karen Kendrick-Envision
Living with Low Vision
April 17th @ 11:15 a.m.
Shirley Lewis-Sedgwick County Extension
“My Plate”
April 20th @ 11:15 a.m.
Caregiving Step by Step Video #3
Transfer Training
April 27th @ 11:15 a.m.
Teresa Hatfield – Sedgwick County Extension
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
...Orchard Park Senior Center
New Senior’s Exam, you only need 4 correct out of 10 questions
to pass.
How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?
Which country makes Panama hats?
From which animal do we get cat gut?
In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
What was King George VI’s first name?
What color is a purple finch?
Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
What do you mean you failed?
Me, too!
Pass this on to your brilliant friends.
1) 116 years 1337 - 1453
2) Ecuador
3) Sheep and Horses
4) November
5) Squirrel fur
6) Dogs
7) Albert
8) Crimson
9) New Zealand
10) Orange (of course)
Answers to the Quiz
Orchard March Birthdays
Earl Baker 3/23
Dorothy Bellinger 3/20
William Bloomer 1/23
Mary Boyer 3/12
Evelyn Danielson 3/3
Velva Ellenz 3/7
Laura Engels 3/27
Jonnie Fadely 3/12
Marty Ferguson 3/13
Marilyn Geiger 3/3
David Goscha 3/9
Ann Hightower 3/9
Dean Hinckley 3/24
Michael Jones 3/28
Terry Keeney 3/27
Caroline Kiehl 3/10
Carol Knouse 3/20
Bonnie Krenning 3/2
Shirley Leake 3/28
Freida Main 3/29
Mellisa Mellinger 3/23
L. Miller 3/18
Mario Nahas 3/25
Mary Nahas 3/1
Arletta Phelps 3/13
Mike Plagmann 3/20
Norma Poell 3/17
Michael Schomaker 3/3
Don Skolaut 3/15
Roberta Wells 3/13
Madeline Wilson 3/9
Martina Young 3/22
March Birthdays’
March 20th @
11:15 a.m
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All Roads Lead to...Downtown Senior Center
As I reported last month, we began to see progress in
reopening the Downtown Senior Center. I am so
happy to report that the momentum is continuing to
Partial power has been restored to the building and
we are gradually getting closer to being able to host
all of our events. We are also getting closer to
having a fully functional kitchen.
While we are on the subject of the kitchen staff, I ask
you to continue to 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
know this group of people and they are an inspiration
to all of us.
I would also like to thank the entire staff at the
D.S.C. The employees in the Administration Building have patiently tolerated sharing space with displaced employees from the Senior Center and their
patience has been tested. Those displaced Senior
Center staffers have also been challenged. They
have worked hours that were different than their
regular schedules 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
The Legend of the Leprechaun
Have you ever wondered about the legend of the leprechaun? A leprechaun is a type of fairy in
Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking
in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish
mythology. The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes and store away all their coins in
a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the
magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for his release. Popular depiction shows the
Leprechaun as being no taller than a small child, with a beard and hat.
Some people believe the story of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is a metaphor for the
journey of our life. According to this explanation, we spend our life chasing material goods and earthly treasures. In the process, we allow ourselves to become distracted by the pressures and disappointments of this world. We see possessions come and go and we begin to question the meaning of life.
It is when we reach the sunset years that we see and appreciate the family that we love and the
friendships we’ve formed. So, according to the story, when you see the REAL treasures at the end of
your life, you have then found your pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Do you ever feel like you’ve found your pot of gold at
the end of the rainbow on St. Patrick’s Day in March,
and then you had to give it back in taxes in April?
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...Downtown Senior Center
Classes and Activities
I’d like to repeat this list of scheduled activities that
will return when the Center reopens. We hope that
you will find something that appeals to you and hope
you will enjoy special events that are coming soon.
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 we’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 more information on “Adventures
in Writing” or “Writing Craft,” call Starla at 3938195. 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 century.
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
We are making plans to move back into the Downtown Senior Center. As we get closer to the time when
that happens, we will be making announcements about the new things that you can expect from your Senior
We will have guests who have interesting stories to share with us. Also, there will be new groups you can
join and a Grand Reopening Party to celebrate our return to service. Stay tuned; it will be great!
Gerald McCoy
Downtown Senior Center Director
For more than three decades Sedgwick Plaza,
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From the moment you walk in, you will be
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All Roads Lead to...Linwood Senior Center
Hello Friends,
Are you ready for a fun month? If not, get readywe are going to look for our pot of gold in the
various activities we are celebrating this month!
March also brings some special events including the day of celebrating Potato Chips and
Peanuts. In honor of the day we ar e going to
have a FUN-Draiser for the Linwood Sr Center
so you will surely want to come by for the fun!
We still have room if you want to walk in the
St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March
14, 2015. Just give us a call!
Please remember to support your senior center by
paying the $10 membership fee. This fee helps in
the cost of sending the newsletter and keeping the
lights on! Thank you for your kindness and support!
Help us raise $ for Linwood Sr
Center!!! You are invited to our
“Peanut Butter & Jelly,
Potato Chips & Pie
for Linwood Senior Center!!
Drop by on March 11, 2015 anytime between the hours of
11:00-1pm so we can share our
comfort food with you!
We will have a great variety of
peanut butter, jellies, potato
chips and pies!
($4 suggested donation)
Join us for some FUN!!!
Massages available too!
Ongoing Activities
8:00 Bible Study (1st Mon)
9:00 Dynabands
9:30 Stretching
10:45 Arthritis Exercise
11:30 GNNP Lunch
9-3pm Foot Care
9:00 Brain Games
9-11 Pickleball
9:30 Fit & Balance
10:30 BINGO!
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:15 Walking
12:30 WSU Well-Rep
1:30 Dime Bingo
2:30 Writing Craft (1st Tue)
9:00 Arthritis Exercise
10:30 Ancaire Blood
Pressure Check (1st Wed)
11:30 GNNP Lunch
1:00 Pinochle w/ Henry
9-11 Pickleball
9-9:45 Beg. Line Dance
10:00 Line Dance
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:15 Walking
12:30 WSU Well-Rep
1:00 Pinochle w Henry
2:00 Mexican Train
Dominoes / Games (2nd &
4th Thurs)
9:00 Stronger Seniors
10:15 Presentations
11:30 GNNP Lunch
12:00 Tournament 13pt Pitch
10 pt Pitch 12:30
For Lunch reservations
please call 219-4020
10:00 Advisory Council (last
Wed of the Month)
Birthday Party 3rd Wed of
the month at 10:30
Registration Required for ALL center activities
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Beginning Computer
With Tim Paul
Scheduled for March 11 &
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Fee $10
Membership & RSVP required. Call 263-3703 for
more information.
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Educational Programs
Enrichment Activities
For March
Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10:15am
“Working Out in the New Exercise
Room at Linwood”
Find out about all the state of the art
Lisa Klassen, Linwood Recreation Center
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:15am
“Safety in the Home”
Healthback Home Health
Friday, March 13, 2015 10:15am
“What Did You Say?” Hearing Health
Meeting & Screenings
Dana Brinkmeyer
Ear Care
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:30am
“The Low Down on Downloading”
Learn How to Download Pictures in the
Computer *RSVP Required*
Gerald McCoy, presenter
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:15 am
“Move Well – Age Well”
Dr. Wesley Detrick of Spine Care of
Craft Time with Barbara
Wednesday, March 18,
at 2pm
Come & join us
as we make
“Baskets & Bunnies”
Let’s get some goodies
ready for Easter next
month! Please RSVP at
Suggested donation for supplies is $5
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April 2015
Educational Programs
Friday, April 10, 2015 at10:15am
“Good Debt vs Bad Debt”
Presenter - Cynthia Ongeche, Consumer Credit Counseling
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:15am
“What’s on TAP? Find Out
About Free Phones and Great Alternative Devices for with
Hearing Challenges”
Presenter - Cady Macfee, KS Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:15am
“Mythbusters – Hospice 101”
Presenter- Bryan Dillon & Darcy
Weiand of Encompass Home
Health and Hospice.
Early Bird Book Club
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8am. We are reading the book “At Home In Mitford” by Jan Karon. Enjoy the book and enjoy the discussion
with us!
Bible Study, Monday, March 2, 2015 we
will study Psalm 103. Join us at 8am. It is a great
way to start off your month!
Authors — do not forget our “Writing Craft”
Class on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:30pm.
Published author, Starla Criser will cover the topic
of “Editing”--all types of editing. Call Starla for
more information 393-8195.
...Linwood Senior Center
If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes,
arthritis or heart or lung disease or any other chronic condition,… you may want to come to our classes
provided by KOHRS which is the Kansas
Optimizing Health Program. This is a 6 week
program to help you find the support you need, find
practical ways to deal with pain and fatique and
discover better nutrition and ways to exercise to
help you manage the disease instead of the disease
managing you!
You will meet new friends and learn ways to
support yourself. The classes are free!
The instructor is Alissa Rankin with the KOHRS
program of Sedgwick County.
The first class will start on March 9, 2015 from
1:30 to 4pm. Call for more information
Self Defense Course Starting
at Linwood in April 2015
Have you ever needed to defend yourself or thought you needed to learn how? You can
learn how to protect yourself, even if you use a cane,
walker or wheelchair. Come and learn techniques by
Clay Cox, Former MO Valley Judo Champ. Class
size is limited, call for more information 263-3703!
Do you want a “Touch of Heaven?”
On Peanut Butter & Jelly, Potato Chip & Pie
Fundraiser Day, we also will be having “Doc
Gilbert,” Massage Therapist here at Linwood to
give 10 minute massages for $5. He will do head,
lower back and shoulders! This will rejuvenate you!
Call now to reserve your “Touch of Heaven” with
Doc Gilbert!
Fun times at the
Linwood Senior
Wearable Crochet
Love Stories
Below are our
newly engaged
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US Postage
Permit #542
Wichita, KS
Return Service Requested
ANNOUNCING The 2015 Historic Delano
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, 2015
* meet in church parking lot of Metropolitan
Baptist Church no later than 10:30 a.m.
* church is located at the corner of McLean &
Douglas, parking lot is behind church and north of
Lawrence Dumont
* post parade pizza party pending the
reopening of Downtown Senior Center or finding a
different location to eat.
Join us again for the 8th consecutive year to walk the
parade with your senior center friends, volunteers and
the staff members of Senior Services, Inc.
A total of 8 motorized scooters are available for use
on a first come, first serve basis.
Scooter reservations required at
your senior center by March 6,
Call Senior Employment today
267– 1771
confusion caused by relocation after the fire, please
note: All job fair attendees must pre-register by
visiting or calling the offices of 200 S. Walnut
between the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. The fair will
be held at the American Red Cross but it is not the
place to register or the location of the Senior
Employment Program.
The program is a valuable referral & placement
service for jobseekers age 55 and better. 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 to
attend the fair, but donations to the program are
Senior Employment Program
2015 Job Fair
Tuesday, March 17th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
held at American Red Cross
1900 East Douglas