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Tuesday, September 10 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,” has a full schedule in welcoming the following:
●    Let’s tell a story
●    Make a pressed flower bookmark
●    “Getting to know you”  a time to meet new people

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.

Tuesday, September 17 at 11:45 am
This month our potluck theme revolves around bringing items that go with baked potatoes. We will provide the baked potatoes, sour cream, butter, shredded cheese and ham.  Please bring any additional items you would like to go with your baked potato.  Desserts are always welcome !!! Carmo Ribeiro from “Seniors Helping Seniors” will talk about laughter.  Please sign up in the multipurpose room or call the center to be placed on the list.

The Out to Eat Bunch is taking a hiatus in September.  They are looking for someone to manage the group.  It entails deciding on a restaurant and letting Monica or Nancy know where you will be going so it can be put in the newsletter.

The “Goin to Pieces Gang” needs new members as we have lost many for various reasons. We make the quilt’s as a fundraiser for the Senior Center, and with so few, are having a hard time getting the quilts done and paying for the quilting. We meet on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM . New members would be welcomed and appreciated. Be willing to sew, so having a machine would be helpful, although not required. We work on the Center quilts and projects for ourselves. The best part is the sharing of project information. Come join us!


Exercise with Mark: 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 with Dee. Get Moving and have fun!

Yoga Classes: Regular schedule has resumed for returning participants.

Gentle Fitness: This low-impact workout session is designed 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. There is no harm in investing in health and wellness!

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 $20/session.
Norwegian Massage with Sissel Bridges. Schedule an appointment at 734-340-3766 on Fridays. 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, September 10, 2019. Please call to schedule your appointment at 734-741-8586.

My Fit Myeia – Wellness Stretch Class: Every Tuesday, Heaven will be teaching wellness stretch from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Donations are welcome. This class includes a 30-minute wellness and stretch class using basic movements that add to the longevity of your muscles and life. A class will include wellness discussion topics, followed by a warmup stretch cooldown and meditation.

If you are in need of in-depth wellness coaching, then please consider Individual coaching every Tuesday from 11:30 – 2.00 P.M.  These prices are $5.00 for 15 minutes, $10.00 for 30 minutes, $15.00 for 45 minutes, and $20.00 for 55 minutes. Individual coaching requires appointments. Please call 734-444-7215 or email Myeiabusiness7@gmail.com

9:30 Exercise w/Mark
10:30 Acupuncture
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Euchre

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

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

11:45  Lunch
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).  

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.   The writer’s group will reconvene on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30.  Come on the 25th and we will begin another year of writing, reading and sharing. 

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. Susan Watrous and Sophie LeFevre are our artists in residence.  They trade off every other Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:00 to offer their expertise in art.  Right now Susan is instructing in drawing and Sophie painting.  There is a lot of laughter coming from the room.  So come and join them.

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.  

Weaving is still scheduled for Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30.  It’s been very quiet here lately.  I would like to see projects started on all of our looms.  Join us.
Read the Newsletter for additional weekly programs that are offered.


Remember: 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.

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