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GERI – FIT on Wednesday and Friday has moved back to the original start time of  12 noon. 

Fans are in! Remember: one fan PER HOUSEHOLD to anyone age 60 or older who reside in New Hanover County. Those younger than 60 must have their disability paperwork. We are aware each year of those who try to get more than one fan.

 

The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center (NHCSRC) located at 2222 South College Road will offer a Title III-D Evidence-Based Health Promotion (EBHP) class entitled Matter of Balance beginning Wednesday August 1, 2018 and ending Friday August 24, 2018. The class will meet each Wednesday and Friday from 1:30pm until 3:30pm beginning Wednesday August 1 and ending Wednesday August 24, 2018.

A Matter of Balance class includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group (limited to twelve (12) seniors) led by two (2) Certified Matter of Balance Coaches.

Matter of Balance is a Tier 3 (Highest Level Criteria) health promotion class designed to educate seniors in the area of Fall Prevention and introduce them to information, preventive techniques, and exercises to improve balance, increase strength, and reduce the risk of falling.     Exercises can be done seated or standing.  Great exercise, fellowship, and informative information to prevent falls.

The Matter of Balance program is offered at no charge to seniors age 60 and older.  However, contributions to support Matter of Balance, Geri-Fit, and other Title III-D Evidence Based Health Promotion (EBHP) classes are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

To ask a question, or pre-register, please call 798-6409.

 

Independence Day Celebration – We have this scheduled for the month of June. The date is Friday June 29th. We will start at 10:30am. Come enjoy saying “Happy Birthday America”.

Gentle Yoga for Bone and Back Health is a mat/chair yoga class designed for people who are experiencing back issues, have been diagnosed with Osteopenia/ Osteoporosis, or have difficulty getting up and down off the mat. This is an 8 weeks class that will meet on Tuesdays from 1:45 – 2:30 pm. Cost is $5 per class. For information contact Annette Crumpton 910-617-2011. Space is limited so please check with Annette for enrollment status.

 

Alzheimer’s Support number is 910-233-9538. 

 

Contributions to support Title III-D EBHP classes such as Tai Chi for Arthritis, Geri Fit and Matter of Balance are encouraged and always appreciated. 

This can be in the form of cash, check, OR

 8 oz. water bottles, or boxed breakfast bars. Please see the Activities Dept.  

We have had several contributions of Feeding Tube Products in the past. Unfortunately, we cannot use these items or give them away to Center participants. These products are not like Ensure or Boost drinks. As far as other contributions, we have plenty of books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, VHS tapes and board games. Please do not bring these items to the Center. Instead, take them to the Seamen’s Center, Goodwill, or Salvation Army. We cannot use scraps of sewing material, but we can use yarn….. but only certain types/colors/thicknesses. PLEASE call and ask before bringing yarn! You can call 798-6406. Thank  you.

 

  • BRIDGE –   Monday Duplicate Bridge, 686-5554   /   Tuesday Intermediate Contract Rubber Party Bridge, 367-6739  /  Wednesday Drop In Party Bridge, 313-0513 

OTHER OFF-SITE BRIDGE INFORMATION: 452-3057, 799-4287, 763-4079, 681-3715, or 232-2754. Anyone at these numbers should be able to tell you several different places around Wilmington to play, including the facility at the Government Center. They also should know of any bridge lessons. 

On the first Wednesday of each month we have a one-hour program that lets seniors know about upcoming opportunities for trips and travel. Most of these trips are in VA, NC and SC but there are others. If you want to learn about upcoming trips please join us at 11am on the first Wednesday of each month in Craftroom 2. These are not Senior Center sponsored trips. We do not know ahead of time what trips are planned or any of the destinations.  For any questions about travel, please call – – – – –Phone: 910-791-0554   Email: richtours@ec.rr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2222 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6400 • Fax 910-798-6411