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Upcoming Events

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: "AT HOME PHARMACY"
Wednesday, November 7 at 11:45 am
Join us in welcoming Nathan Mair, president of At Home Pharmacy to introduce a new way for you to save time, money, and enhance or sustain healthier you. Our personal at-home delivery and other services go beyond the normal pharmacy and focus on best serving you at no extra cost.  AtHome provides FREE Delivery and Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMR) at your home in Southeast Michigan and Ann Arbor area.  If interested in this “Lunch and Lunch” and would like to enjoy lunch provided at the center, please reserve reservation by calling or signing up at the receptionist desk.

POTLUCK
Tuesday, November 13 at 11:45 am
“Share Your Thanksgiving Memory”.  For many of us, the meaning of Thanksgiving usually includes feasting, four-day weekends, football games, floats, family reunions, or a forerunner to Christmas festivities. Over the centuries, families added their customs to the Thanksgiving celebration, preserving that which they held most precious.  This year, the Ypsilanti Senior Center would like to provide an opportunity for individuals to share stories of their favorite thanksgiving memory with others. You never know who may need to hear a kind and/or comforting words during the holiday.  Please bring a dish for distribution, a warm smile (and/or hugs), and memories to share. As a gentle reminder, sign up on sheet will be provided in the large room. The center will provide the main dish of honey baked ham. Additionally, MeridianCare will be presenting.

"WE CARE CONNECT MEMORY CAFE"
Tuesday, November 13 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.

This month, “We Care Connect Memory Café,” is excited to have Miriam Vincent from Miriam Vincent, LLC and Jewish Family Services to listen and gain insight on how to better serve caregivers and persons living with memory loss.
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, and/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 and resources available related to dementia care.
We are excited to announce that “We Care Connect Memory Cafe,” is acknowledged as the eighth registered memory cafe in Michigan through KalendarKards Memory Support Systems at  www.memorycafedirectory.org.

Should you have any questions regarding the memory cafe, please feel free to contact the center at 734.483.5014.  Share the word for others to receive support and/or resources to living with dementia.


OUT TO EAT BRUNCH
Friday, November 16 at 11:30 am
Meet the group at Pizza Hut, located 2160 Rawsonville Road, Belleville, MI 48111 at 11:30AM on Friday, November 16, 2018. As a gentle reminder, please sign-up at the center to ensure an accurate count is provided at restaurant.

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: "EMERGENCY (ER) PRESENTATION AND SURVEY ADMINISTRATION"
Wednesday, November 21 at 11:45 am
Join Dr. Anthony Po-yu Hsu, MD, specializing in Emergency Medicine, and team from St. Joseph Mercy of Ann Arbor will be providing a presentation on ACCESS Study that is being conducted at the ER.  There will also be a short survey about the study.  If interested in this “Lunch and Lunch” and would like to enjoy lunch provided at the center, please reserve reservation by calling or signing up at the receptionist desk.

JEWELRY SALE
Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come find a treasure and enjoy a bake sale at the center!    

ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Tuesday, December 4 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hold the date!     

HOLIDAY ART SHOW
Saturday, December 8 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Looking 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
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. On Friday, November 16, 2018, Tabitha Mullens from United Health Care will be visiting to distribute information on health and wellness AND provide a significant amount of FREE products for participants to enhance gentle exercise routines. Please mark this date to ensure you are in attendance.

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, November 20, 2018. 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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