"WE CARE CONNECT MEMORY CAFE"
Tuesday, October 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
exciting to announce that the first memory café held Tuesday, September
11, 2018 was awesome! Caregivers, individuals living with memory loss,
staff, and other community supporters joined the group to learn more
about benefits and expectations of the new program. While enjoying
refreshments, introductions commenced, stories and memories were shared
as laughter filled the room releasing the development of new
friendships and support, members will offer one to another.
focus of this social time is to provide a stress free setting for
individuals to relax and not center around the attention of the
deficit (memory loss), but concentrate on the abilities remaining of
the “whole” individual affected by dementia or mild cognitive decline.
This month, “We Care Connect Memory Café,” will have live music
entertainment with Betsey Beckerman.
café is a safe and judgment free environment that provides as a respite
from the constant emotional turmoil brought on by dementia to engage in
social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop
friendships for mutual support, “Café Style.” See this flyer for more information. Share the word for others to receive support and/or resources to living with dementia.
OUT TO EAT BRUNCH
Friday, October 26 at 11:30 am
group at Harvest Moon, located 5484 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI
48197 at 11:30AM on Friday, October 26, 2018. As a gentle reminder,
please sign-up at the center to ensure an accurate count is provided at
Tuesday, October 30 at 11:45 am
Halloween – Costume Day”. Let’s be CREATIVE!! Join us at our
Halloween Celebration Potluck on Tuesday, October 30. All lunch dishes
should be Halloween themed (i.e., “deviled eggs, Angel Food cake,
etc.”) Your dish can be an everyday dish as long as you name it with a
Halloween name. The center will provide the main dish of chicken
fingers. Let’s have fun, bring your favorite joke to share with
everyone. Dress up in your desirable attire ready to pose for
Tuesday, October 30 at 8:30 am
Take a trip to the Franklin Cider Mill as a fundraiser for the Center! Download the flyer for more information.
HOLIDAY ART SHOW
Saturday, December 8 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm
for artists and artisans to show and sell their work at the Ypsilanti
Senior Center. A 6 ft. space is $25. A 6ft table and
chair(s) are included in the price. Designate if you need access
to electricity. You will be placed near an outlet. Please
bring extension cord if needed. We also ask, if possible, that
you donate an item for a raffle that will be held at the
show. Set up will be from 10:00am until noon. Download the application form here and return to the Center.
EXERCISE AND WELLNESS DETAILS
Fitness After 50 - It’s Never Too Late to Start
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.
Washtenaw Community Classes
Mark and the group on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30AM and Wednesdays at 9AM to improve balance,
strength, flexibility, and cognitive capabilities.
Line Dance: Classes continue on Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:00AM. Spaces are available.
Yoga: Classes are full. If interested to be placed on a wait list, please see Staff.
Fitness: Consider participating in a low impact workout session easier
on body and joints held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45AM. It’s a
great way to get the heart pumping without worrying about injuries.
with Ron. Sessions resumes on Monday, October 1, 2018 with normal
schedule from 10:30AM – 12:30PM. The fee is $15/session.
Schedule a Norwegian Massage with Sissel Bridges 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
foot nurse, Robbi Duda, will be at the center on Thursday, October 4,
2018. Please call to schedule your appointment at 734-741-8586.
REGULAR DAILY SCHEDULE
9:30 Exercise w/Mark
9:00 Line Dance
9:00 Exercise w/ Mark
10:30 Writers Group
10:45 Gentle Fitness
1:00 – 2:30 Yoga
9:30 Exercise w/Mark
10:45 Gentle Fitness
10am -2pm Massage (By appointment)
1:00 - 2:30 Yoga
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
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:
the Newsletter for
additional weekly programs that are offered.
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. Interested? All are
welcomed. Come and meet with the group each Wednesday from
- 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: Looking
to learn a new card game or are experienced playing Euchre? The group
welcomes new participants and meets Mondays at 12:30PM. The cost
is ONLY 50˘.
- Art for Everyone: Wednesday at 12:30. This month we will get our work ready for showing.
and Crocheting: Anyone who wants to knit or crochet with some friends
should come on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:00. All are welcome, from
newbies to experienced craftsman. There is always enough
experience to help through problems.
The Center is closed anytime the Ypsilanti Schools are closed due to
inclement weather. Please check the television or radio before setting
off on snowy mornings.