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Upcoming Events

POTLUCK
Tuesday, April 16 at 11:45 am
Let’s peruse the streets of Paris! Join us at the next community potluck in learning more of the most famous, dreamed vacation an individual can image while enjoying hors d'oeuvre provided by the center.

Did you know? Jazz music has infused Paris since the Great War. Building on the genre’s rich, politically influential and often serendipitous history, an evocative jazz scene still resonates in the French capital today, thriving in fantastically atmospheric venues across the region.

Let’s take flight and “Peruse the Streets of Paris!” Please sign up in multipurpose room or call the center to be placed on the list.

HEARTLAND PRESENTATION
Monday, April 22 at 10:30 am
“Advance directives” are legal documents that allow you to plan and make your own end-of-life wishes known in the event that you are unable to communicate. Advance directives consist of (1) a living will and (2) a medical (healthcare) power of attorney. A living describes your wishes regarding medical care. With a medical power of attorney, you can appoint a person to make healthcare decisions for you in case you are unable to speak for yourself.

 "WE CARE CONNECT MEMORY CAFE"
Tuesday, May 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
The memory café is a safe and judgment free environment that provides as a respite from the constant emotional turmoil brought on by dementia. This opportunity is provided to caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support.

If you know someone who may benefit from this social opportunity, please pass along to encourage participation. The center is CLOSED for this specialized program. The cafe is open to anyone, without referral or assessment, in the early to moderate stage of the (Alzheimer’s) disease, caregivers and care partners, or persons concerned about cognitive decline. Individuals with a history of disruption and/or aggressive behavior is not appropriate for the group.

Light refreshments will be served. As a gentle reminder, “We Care CONNECT Memory Cafe” meets every second Tuesday of the month. Should you have any questions regarding the cafe, please feel free to contact the center at 734.483.5014.

EXERCISE AND WELLNESS DETAILS

Fitness After 50 - It’s Never Too Late to Start
There are many reasons why regular exercise and physical activity are important to everyone, including older adults. Regular physical activity and exercise can produce long-term health benefits and that is one reason health experts recommend thatolder adults be active every day to maintain theirhealth. Even moderate exercise can improve the health of people who are frail or have diseases that accompany aging.

Join Mark and the group on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30AM and Wednesdays, classes are 9AM. This fun and engaging class will assist individuals to improve balance, strength, flexibility, and cognitive capabilities through various exercises. Arrive early to secure a space!

Line Dance: Here is another opportunity for individuals to include physical activity into your weekly schedule.  No experience is required. ALL are welcomed. Spaces are available.

Gentle Fitness: Consider participating in a low-impact workout session easier on body and joints held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45AM. 

Take advantage of the additional services offered here at the senior center for a small fee with great results by these awesome certified individuals:

Acupuncture with Ron. Scheduled from 10:30AM – 12:30PM. Please be advised that in order to receive the maximum benefit from treatment, it is recommended to arrive no later than 11:45AM. The fee is $15/session.

Norwegian Massage with Sissel Bridges. Schedule an appointment at 734-340-3766 on Fridays, bi-weekly. The affordable fee is:

     11 Minutes for $12

     30 Minutes for $24

     45 Minutes for $36

     60 Minutes for $48

Visiting Foot Nurse, Robbi Duda, will be at the center on Tuesday, April 30. Please call to schedule your appointment at 734-741-8586


REGULAR DAILY SCHEDULE
Monday
9:30 Exercise w/Mark
10:30 Acupuncture
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Euchre

Tuesday
9:00   Line Dance
10:30  Weaving
11:45  Lunch
12:30  Knitting

Wednesday
9:00  Exercise w/ Mark
10:30 Writers Group
10:45 Gentle Fitness
11:45  Lunch
12:30  Bingo
12:30  Art

Thursday
11:45  Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Yoga

Friday
9:30 Exercise w/Mark
10:45 Gentle Fitness
10am -2pm Massage (By appointment)
1:00 - 2:30 Yoga

Saturday
10:00-noon – Quilting

Reminder!  You are responsible for signing yourself up for lunch.  To all current and new lunch participants, to ensure an accurate count for meals are ordered in a timely manner, please sign up on the days you would like a meal for the upcoming week. Meals are ordered every Thursday morning by 11AM. After this time, we are unable to place additional orders. We are asking for your assistance to ensuring your name is placed on sign-up sheet(s).  


ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTER
Do you need some extra activities or positive social engagement to include in your day? Come visit and/or participant in additional activities the center has to offer:

Writers Group. This is an opportunity for writers of ALL skill levels to explore different writing genres, build confidence, collaborate with others and promote a passion for creative writing. Writing assignments are according to a topic selected by participants. Come and meet with the group each Wednesday from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

Bingo: Come join this lively group each Wednesday at 12:30PM. Bingo is a great game! Each card is $1 and .25˘ for additional cards. Maybe, you’ll get lucky!

Euchre: The group welcomes new participants and meets Mondays at 12:30PM.  The cost is ONLY 50˘.

Art for Everyone: Wednesday at 12:30. Join us to see what beautiful art you can make.

Knitting and Crocheting: This group is growing beyond leaps and bounds! Anyone who wants to knit or crochet or learn how should come on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:00.  All are welcome, from newbies to experienced craftspersons
Read the Newsletter for additional weekly programs that are offered.

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