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Upcoming Events

 "WE CARE CONNECT MEMORY CAFE"
Tuesday, June 11 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:
●    Sing-a-long with Betsy
●    Make a memory box
●    Help create a group story
●    Have fun

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.

POTLUCK
Tuesday, June 18 at 11:45 am
This month our potluck theme is childhood favorites and desserts! Bring your favorite childhood dish. Examples include cookies, mac and cheese, finger foods, and more. Come enjoy some delicious food, mingle, and have fun! A generous donor will provide Bill’s Hot Dogs for everyone and the Regency Center in Canton will provide an ice cream sundae bar.

Please sign up in the multipurpose room or call the center to be placed on the list and so we know how many hot dogs to order.

We are having 2 speakers at this month’s potluck.

Kiven Lewis from Bankers Life will talk about understanding Medicare: “Understanding Medicare is easier said than done. Bombarded with letters and calls from insurance companies, you only have the 140-page Medicare & You Handbook full of terms you may have never heard before to help you navigate this important decision. Come and learn about the ins-and-outs of Medicare and which plan makes the most sense for you.”

Carmo Ribeiro from Seniors Helping Seniors will explain the organization and give a presentation on the importance of laughing.

OLLI - LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
Monday, June 24 at 10:45 am
“Laughter is Good Medicine” is about the importance of humor in a person’s life to help maintain good Health. As a result of attending this lecture participants will:
●    Learn physical, mental and social benefits of laughter
●    Experience laughing for the health benefits
●    Learn ways to include laughter in your life
This program is part of a series on mindful practices as a way to manage stress in a constructive way. Sign up with the receptionist if you would like to have lunch on that day.

OUT TO EAT BUNCH
Friday, June 28 at 11:30 am
We are a lively group here at the center! If your interested in getting out and meeting new people join the group at Bob Evans, located on 2411 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 at 11:30AM on Friday, June 28, 2019. As a gentle reminder, please sign-up at the center.
 

EXERCISE AND WELLNESS DETAILS

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 $15/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, June 18, 2019. 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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