Burlington Senior Center February 2015

Burlington Senior Center
February 2015
1011 Greenleaf Ave.
P.O. Box 35
Burlington, WA 98233
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Center Coordinator
Jackie Cress
Food Service Supervisor
Cheryl Kaufman
Nutrition Assistant
Jean Lewis
Kitchen Staff:
Elsie Summers
Megan Schmidt
Skagit County
Community Services
Meals on Wheels
Nonprofit Status
Burlington Senior Center
holds 501(c)(3) status. Donations to the
Burlington Senior Center
are tax deductible within
the limits of the law.
We appreciate your
Thanks to Hawthorne
for sponsoring our
Entertainment &
How to Talk to your Dr. Class
Thurs. February 5th
Mary Brown Music
Thursday, February 12th
Friday, February 13th
Steve Ellis
Tuesday, February 10th
Old Time Fiddlers
Monday, February 16th
Power of Play is Alive and Well at BSC!
George Bernard Shaw once said;
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing.”
BSC is taking the lead on play during 2015
and we want you to play with us!
This month, use the valentines conversation
starter blocks to spark some warm discussion
amongst your table mates or even follow
through with a challenge!
“Blow a kiss to the kitchen staff!”
Please Be Our Valentine
Jim Reynolds
Thursday, February 19th
Movie Day– Pride and Prejudice
Friday, February 20th
See page 5 for details.
Hawthorne Presentation
Helping others who Grieve
Thursday, February 26th
AARP Tax Assistance
Feb 2nd - April 14th
Please call the front desk
Appointments will be taken
according to the schedule
provided by AARP.
Please try and be as flexible as
possible when scheduling.
Also available at Mount Vernon
Senior Center
and Concrete Senior Center
For the
Valentines Luncheon
Thursday, February 12th
Music with Mary Brown at 10:30
Lunch will be served at 11:30
Hope to see you here!!!!
Coming Up….March for Meals
Bowling Bash– San Juan Lanes March 14th &
15th. See flyers and posters for details!
BSC will have 4 teams of bowlers at this once a
Swatter Blotter
BSC Blaster practice is 1st and 3rd
Mon. at 12:30 p.m. This is great fun, great
hand/eye coordination and good exercise for the
core, the arms and shoulders. It’s free to play
and all you really need is a sense of humor! We
always welcome new teammates!
We are starting to plan the 2nd annual, spring
We will play Country Meadow Village to keep the
Be watching for info soon!
Burlington Senior Center Mission Statement
Our center reaches out to the community by providing:
* health and nutrition
* entertainment and travel
* intellectual stimulation, through classes, speakers, interactive programs
and camaraderie in a warm and welcoming environment.
Exercise at BSC
Wed. 10:00 Zumba Gold
Tai Chi Wed. 9:00 a.m.
Flyswatter Practice at
12:30 Mondays
Happy February Birthday!
Carol Gear 2
Patti Stephens 18
Marguerite Reece 2
Richard Ellison 25
Paulette Peasley 3
Dathol Anderson 28
tell the
Joyce Harrison 11
May Pearson 26
Silver Sneakers©
So we
Ed Walker 3
Mon. & Fri. 10:00 a.m. Martha Lundquist 12
“Power Hour” exercises for Joan Fox 14
Bob Frank 19
seniors that increase mus“You’re No Spring Chicken”….
cle strength, range of moWhat a difference a few decades makes. When TV first came on the scene, it was
tion, & agility. Strength &
only on the air for a few hours… and half of that time was taken up with cowboy chases.
Balance/ Power Hour: a
Kari Kennedy / Columbia
A special thank you to the following
impact class designed to
Manhelp you improve
ager Burlington Branch-360- Thank you to Columbia Bank for their
flexibility & balance.
575-4761Haggen Drive /
Zumba Gold on Wed. at
generous donation!!!!
10:00 is also a Silver SneakKari Kennedy with Columbia Bank was here
Burlington, Wa.
ers class available for $3.00
on Jan. 29th and offered an excellent Identity
drop in fee or $25.00 punch
Theft Presentation. There is a fraud hotline 1-855-303-9470 if you suspect fraud
or Identity theft. Some tips to help prevent identity theft: Do not carry your
purchased at class time. No
Social Security Card. Collect mail promptly. Keep receipts., Shred anything
cost to
that contains your information, Check your credit score regularly. Thank you
Silver Sneaker members.
to the TIPsters for the sweetest card and donation this month! Bob and Joy
Frank– Thank you for your generous annual donation. We are extremely
grateful for this help in assisting with overhead and operating budget. A heartChange your mind?
felt thanks to Where the Heart Is for the monthly music sponsorship! AnonyChange of heart?
mous Donor – Thank you for your contribution. Your help goes a LONG way!
Change your
Strawberry Tarts Red Hat Group– We can not thank you enough for your
donations. What a nice unexpected surprise and we thank you for your
CHANGE is difficult …
participation at BSC! Thank you to everyone who continues to donate cookies
Especially for the front desk
and coffee and tea! This really cuts down on the advisory boards hospitality
staff. PLEASE try to remembudget and helps us to do more extra things for you! Thank you to The Bridge
ber to get change before
in Mount Vernon for your monthly music contribution! Thank you to all of the
coming to BSC. We do not
BSC 12’s for participating in our 2nd annual Seahawk photo! We love these
always have adequate curmemories and your beautiful faces!
rency to make change for
your larger bills.
National Hat Day
For Security Meaures
Friday, Jan. 16th
BSC is beefing up safety
We gave out 38 prizes to
and security procedures. We
folks who came in
need all groups to be OUT of
sporting some cool hats!
the building BY 3:45. If folks
Thanks to all who made
are coming in and out of the
this a fun day!
building, it makes it hard for
staff to check the building
and lock up properly. Thanks
Northwest Flower and Garden Show- Friday, February 13, in Seattle is sure to be a sell-out. The NW Flower & Garden
Show has been heralding the start of spring since 1989. Enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration of
color, inspiration and horticultural education. 300+ marketplace exhibitors offer everything you need to replenish your green thumb.
Or attend one of the numerous free horticulture seminars. You will be dropped off right outside the front doors. Leave Burlington at
9 a.m. Return to Burlington at 5 p.m. and Anacortes at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $59. Register by Wednesday, Feb.4.
Pompeii: The Exhibition at the Pacific Science Center-Wednesday, February 18, experience Pompeii before and after
the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount
Vesuvius. This exhibit tells the tale of the city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.
Witness the final moments of those entombed in ash – including the largest collection of body casts ever presented. In addition,
enjoy the amazing IMAX movie Greece: Secrets of the Past. There will be one last stop in Everett for a delicious gelato treat. Leave
Burlington at 8:30 a.m. Return to Burlington at 4:30 p.m. and Anacortes at 5 p.m. The cost is $79.
Seattle Underground Tour & Smith Tower– Wed. March 4th This entertaining tour is humorous and historical. View life in Seattle prior to the Great Fire of 1889 and learn stories you’ll never forget! After the tour, you’ll have time to stroll through the many
shops and restaurants for a no-host lunch. Last stop: Smith Tower and Observation Deck, built in 1914. It was known as the tallest
building west of the Mississippi! Enjoy views of Mt. Rainer, and Puget Sound! Bring money for food and incidentals and wear comfy
shoes. Small amount of uneven surfaces and stairs involved.
$76.00 per person Pick up at BSC at 8:30 a.m. and home at 4:30 p.m.
The Bullitt Center and Seattle Public Library– Wed. March 25th A tour through the greenest commercial building in the world on
a docent led tour. Afterwards there is a no-host lunch and a trip to the SPL, built in 2004. You’ll enjoy a private tour of the building,
and seeing the innovative architecture and bold structure.
Bring money for food and purchases and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Cost: $65.00 per person
Leave Burlington Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.
Best of BC Garden Tour– Wed. April 15th-Queen Elizabeth Park, Bloedel Conservatory and Van Dusen Botanical Gardens.
Time is set aside for a delicious no-host lunch either at Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffels Café at Van Dusen. Please note: Proof
of citizenship (current passport, DMV enhanced driver’s license or NEXUS card) is required to cross the border. Leave Burlington at
8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. cost is $67.00 per person. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Whistler Village Getaway April 28 & April 29 Whistler, BC … home of endless beauty, snow-capped mountains, miles of trails
and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Depart Tuesday morning & travel up the breathtakingly beautiful Sea to Sky Highway. The first stop
will be Shannon Falls Provincial Park, home of BC’s third largest waterfalls. After a quick break & a few photo ops, continue onto
the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. Last stop of the day is Whistler Village. Accommodations at the Hilton Whistler
Resort and Spa are centrally located with amazing views, & all the amenities you could ask for. Wednesday explore local shops,
galleries, trails, restaurants, etc. before departing for the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre & Museum where you will enjoy a drum/
song ceremony, and documentary film, a private tour, traditional crafts & no-host lunch. On the drive home you will visit Horseshoe
Bay before arriving at the border. Please note: Proof of citizenship (current passport, DMV enhanced driver’s license or NEXUS
card) is required to cross the border. Leave Burlington at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, & return at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April
29. The cost is $295 double occupancy. Single occupancy is available for an additional charge. Register by Wednesday, March 25.
Call ASAC at 360-293-7473 with questions or stop by our front desk for info and registrations.
Regular Activities
Mondays: Weight Loss Class at 9:00 *Exercise at 10:00 * Flyswatter at 12:30 * Color Wheel Open Art
Group 12:30*Miniaturists at 1:00 on the third Mon. of each month*
Tuesdays: Foot Care at 8:30 * Quilt and Craft Group at 10:00 *Bingo at 12:30. Each card is .50 cents.
Last 2 games are $1.00 total. FUN!
*Low Vision Support at 1:00 on first Tues. of each month
Wednesdays: Computers w/Doug 9-11 Make Apt. *9:00 Tai Chi *Zumba at 10:00 *Pinochle at 12:30
Thursdays: Bible Study Thursdays 9:30 a.m..to 10:30a.m. Come join us!* 9 a.m. Goldfinch Gourd Patch
Art– All welcome. *Thursdays in the Park Walkers 10:00 *12:00 Piano Lessons *Hand and Foot Cards
12:30* Art with Dee Doyle at 12:30
Fridays: 9:00 * Exercise at 10:00* Bridge and Beginners Pinochle at 12:30
* MS Support at 11:30 on the second Fri. of each month.
Lunch is served daily from 11:30 to 12:30 . Please refer to your activity calendar for live music, trips,
Red Hats, new classes, dental care, support groups that occur once a month or at irregular times.
Wed./ Thurs. June 17th & 18th
Computer Assistance
AARP Driver Safety
This two-session program for Wed./ Thurs. Sept. 23rd & 24th
Tues. / Wed. Nov. 17th & 18th
Johnson. Please sign up at the
people older than 50 is
All classes will be taught by
front desk for a one hour session designed to enhance the drivWe are
Roger Trucker.
free of charge. If you have a
ing skills of the
laptop, or tablet, bring that in
mature adult. Insurance
AARP Tax Assistance
with you to the lesson.
companies are required to
volunPiano Lessons
give a discount on auto inFeb 2nd through April 14th
teers for Sally Kirk will be teaching piano surance for those over age 55
Meals on
Please call the front desk
on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m.
who complete the course.
for an appointment.
Pre-registration is required.
and in the All levels welcome. Call Sally at
Appointments will be taken
You can call BSC at
kitchen. 360-856-4938 to schedule.
according to the schedule
If you
provided by AARP.
have any Sign up for foot care at the front Remember to check ahead
Please try and be as flexible as
questions, desk for appointments on Febru- with your insurance about
possible when scheduling.
when you need to take this
ary 3rd, 17th, and 24th.
Also available at Mount
course for the discounted
Vernon Senior Center
MS Support group
rate, so you do not miss a
Meets every second Fri. of each
Lewis in
and Concrete Senior Center
month @ 11:30. Next meeting is Wed./ Thurs. April 22nd &
on Fri. Feb. 13th, 2015
Goldfinch Gourd Patch Zentangle Class–
This would make a great Valentines gift for you or a special loved one!
Goldfinch Gourd Patch is a group of talented artists that work with mixed media and gourds. This is an
open group and all levels and interests are welcome to attend on Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00.
They can help you get started with supplies and resources.
The next class is Thursday, February 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come and learn to make a fun
baby gourd keychain. Choose from a valentine pattern or use your own
imagination. All materials and instructions provided for a $10.00 fee.
Sign up at the reception desk.
Thursday, February 26th
11:00 a.m.
FEBRUARY 5th at 11:00 a.m.
How well you and your doctor
communicate is one of the most
important parts of getting good
health care. It takes time and
effort by both of you. You will
learn guidelines for making each
visit more productive
and satisfying.
This presentation will be
given by David Lukov of
By Appointment ONLY
Golden Years Smiles offers dental We all have people who have passed
this year and the process of dealing
screenings & cleanings
with their loss is
right here on February 27th
and painful. Come hear
from 9:00 to 2:00.
how to cope and how to help your
friends and loved ones cope with
Please call them at
their loss.
There is comfort in a caring word
to schedule your visit.
from a friend.
Dental Care Offered Here~
Roll the Dice Of
Bridge Players- BSC is in charge of the weekly list. If you need to cancel or if
This month through
you would like to add your name to the list of players for the upcoming Friday,
Valentines Day we will
please call on Wednesday afternoons and ask to speak with Anna. Anna will
have a fun interactive
confirm and manage the list of players. If there are subs needed, she will call the
centerpiece on each
sub list on Wed. afternoons *EACH group is responsible for the set up and
dining room table. You
CLEAN up of their space. Please leave the space you use tidy for the next
are encouraged to roll
group. For the love of all that promotes harmony...BE QUIET while the
the dice of love (and
musicians are playing. The lobby is available for visiting. Please allow others to
friendship) We have
listen and enjoy the music. Beware: We can no longer provide take home
some interesting and
containers for leftover lunch servings. If you’d like to bring your leftover's
interpersonal challenges
home, please bring a container from home.
for you. Take a chance
We close at 4:00. It helps us to secure the building if you are winding down by
and have fun with your
3:30. THANK YOU!
Movie Day– Feb. 20th at 12:30 Pride & Prejudice
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennett meets single, rich and proud, Mr.
Darcy Burns. But Mr. Darcy finds himself reluctantly falling in love with Ms. Bennett. She is a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and
prejudice? This is the 2005 adapted version of the Jane Austin novel
published in 1813. A real Valentines Love Story!!!
Part-time position available! The City of Burlington is seeking an independent individual to fill the position of
Facility Monitor. The position pays an hourly rate of $12.00.A Facility Monitor oversees events taking place at
the Burlington Senior/Community Center and other City facilities to ensure renting parties comply with rental
guidelines. The number of hours worked each month will vary greatly since they are scheduled as events are
scheduled. This position requires frequent interaction with the public and an ability to cope with situations
firmly and respectfully. A willingness to work variable hours, which are primarily nights and weekends, and
the capability of working independently are necessities.
Please visit the City’s website for a full job description & application information: www.burlingtonwa.gov (click
on Employment Opportunities), or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (360) 755-9649.
Coordinators Corner– Jackie Cress
Although, as I write this, we do not know the outcome of the Super bowl, the outcome does not matter as much
as the journey. I’ve become inspired to chat about lessons in winning and success, that I’ve learned from the Seattle
Seahawks. Since you really can’t live near Seattle lately and not be talking, listening or hearing about the Seahawks.
The path to success is not easy. Rumors spread, change of roster, change of management and fear can be challenges
in life. Seahawks head coach says ”Having mantra’s or standards to live by are crucial to success- we bring our best
selves to work and have a positive attitude, everyday. Why? Because success is as much about attitude as it is about
work and hustle. “Of course we want to win every game, but winning forever is more about realizing your potential and
making yourself as good as you can be,” Carroll said. I like to apply this to BSC and the amazing, generous and kind
people who grace this center. The volunteers are the absolute best! And for us, game day is every single day. A chance
to make friends, educate and enjoy life! We do not leave success up to luck. We are as prepared as we can be. We
have a great staff and Advisory Board. We are flexible to change, we cultivate great relationships and that pays off! Give
It Up for Your 12th Man. No one can deny that the 12th Man in a real force. Well, much like the Hawks 12’s, our 12’s
here at BSC– YOU are not a force to be overlooked! It is our guests, and visitors and friends that MAKE our success
here feel so sweet! Lessons in winning and success come down to these major points: 1. Attitude. 2. Be prepared. 3.
Surround yourself with loud and loyal fans and friends who support you, your team and your vision. 4.Give It Up for Your
12th Man. Go Hawks and Go BSC!
February 2015
9:30 Weight Loss Class
10:00 Board Meeting
10:00 Power Hr./
Silver Sneakers
12:30 Color Wheel
12:30 Flyswatter
8:30 Foot Care
10:00 Quilt & Craft
10:00 Tax Preparation
12:30 BINGO!!!
12:45 Card Games
1:00 Low Vision Support
9:00 Computers w/Doug
9:00 Tai Chi
9:30 Cribbage
10:00 Zumba Gold
12:45 Pinochle
9:00 Goldfinch Gourds
9:30 Bible Study
10:00 Thursday Walkers
11:00 How to Talk to your
Dr. Presentation
12:00 Piano Lessons
12:00 Open Art Group
12:30 Hand & Foot Cards
12:30 Acrylics &
Watercolor w/ Dee
In honor of Heart Health
Wear Red Day
10:00 Power Hr.
Silver Sneakers
12:30 Bridge
12:30 Beginners Pinochle
9:00 Computers w/Doug
9:00 Tai Chi
9:30 PEO Mtg– Art Rm
9:30 Cribbage
10:00 Zumba Gold
12:45 Pinochle
9:00 Goldfinch Gourds Class
9:30 Bible Study
10:00 Thursday Walkers
10:30 Music w/ Mary Brown
11:30 Valentine’s Lunch
12:00 Piano Lessons
12:00 Open Art Group
12:30 Hand & Foot Cards
12:30 Acrylics &
10:00 Power Hr.
Silver Sneakers
10:30 Hometowners
11:30 MS Society Mtg
12:30 Bridge
12:30 Beginners Pinochle
9:30 Weight Loss Class
10:00 Power Hr./
Silver Sneakers
12:30 Color Wheel
8:30 No Foot Care
10:00 Quilt & Craft
10:00 Tax Preparation
10:30 Steve Ellis
12:30 BINGO!!!
12:45 Card Games
Watercolor w/ Dee
Presidents Day
8:30 Foot Care
10:00 Quilt & Craft
10:00 Tax Preparation
12:30 BINGO!!!
12:45 Card Games
9:00 Computers w/Doug
9:00 Tai Chi
9:30 Cribbage
10:00 Zumba Gold
12:45 Pinochle
9:00 Goldfinch Gourds
9:30 Bible Study
10:00 Thursday Walkers
10:30 Jim Reynolds
12:00 Piano Lessons
12:00 Open Art Group
12:30 Hand & Foot Cards
12:30 Acrylics/Watercolor
10:00 Power Hr.
Silver Sneakers
12:30 Bridge
12:30 Beginners
12:30 Movie Day
9:30 Weight Loss Class
10:00 Power Hr./
Silver Sneakers
12:30 Color Wheel
1:00 Miniaturists
8:30 Foot Care
10:00 Quilt & Craft
10:00 Tax Preparation
12:30 BINGO!!!
12:45 Card Games
I like this girl who sits all the way
across the class. I’m too scared to give her a
valentine. I made her this & will wear it and
hope she sees it!
900 Computers w/Doug
9:00 Tai Chi
9:30 Cribbage
9:30 Ombudsman
10:00 Zumba Gold
12:45 Pinochle
9:00 Goldfinch Gourds
9:30 Bible Study
10:00 Thursday Walkers
10:30 “How to help those
who are Grieving” Class
12:00 Piano Lessons
12:00 Open Art Group
12:30 Hand & Foot Cards
12:30 Acrylics/Watercolor
W/ Dee
Well...I think she’ll see
your heart at least!
10:00 Power Hr.
Silver Sneakers
12:30 Bridge
12:30 Beginners