November Happenings

Advisory Council
The regular monthly meeting of the Advisory Council will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  The Advisory Council is an important part of the center.  The members help decide on new programs and activities at the center and help decide how we can better serve the seniors of Wilson County.  All members of the center are invited to attend these meetings.                    
Our monthly breakfast will be held on the last Tuesday of the month, November 24, 2015 beginning at 9:00 am in the kitchen.  We serve bacon, eggs, biscuits, grits, pastry and juice.  Please be sure to sign up so that we can have enough for all.
Coupon Club
We plan to meet every last Friday of the month for coupon exchange and ideas for saving money at area businesses.  Bring any extra coupons you may not use.  We start at 9:00 am in the kitchen and it will be November 20th, because of the holiday for Thanksgiving.
Dine Out Club
Join us on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, for a trip to Hibachi in Smithfield.  Please sign up on the board if you would like to attend.  Transportation is provided or you may drive your own car and follow us there.     
Fall & Holiday Craft Classes (Change)
All classes meet at 10:00 am in the kitchen.  Supplies will be provided to complete your project.  Please sign up and prepay in the office at least a week prior to class.  Samples will be in the main hallway for you to see.      
    Burlap Door Hanger: November 10, 2015 ($10)  "Oops, change for the Holiday"
    Christmas Mesh Door Decoration: November 18, 2015 (15)
    Christmas House: December 9, 2015 ($10)
Holiday Closing
The center will be closed on the following: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 for Veteran's Day; and Thursday & Friday, November 26-27, 2015 for Thanksgiving.  We will re-open at 7:30 am on Thursday, November 12, 2015 and Monday, November 30, 2015.  The staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

Hypertension Information
The new Walmart Express will be opening on November 11, 2015 at the Ward Boulevard location.  On Friday, November 6, 2015, please jus us for a talk on Hypertension with the pharmacy staff.  We will learn about Healthy Eating and Lifestyle changes to help with blood pressure issues.

Jack's Fitness
Jack is undergoing treatment for a dislocation and will not be able to be back at class until November 10, 2015.  In the meantime, there is a DVD available or participants can lead the class for him.  We wish Jack a speedy recovery.

Potluck Lunch
We will have a potluck lunch every first and third Wednesday (and the fifth Wednesday if there is one) of the month.  Bring a dish to share at 12:00 noon in the kitchen on November 4th and 18th.  A signup sheet is located on the board.  Come for a chance to socialize.
Santa for Seniors
It's that time again for the center to work with Walgreens to bring Christmas to deserving seniors through the County.  Here's how you can help:
- Nominate a senior who you feel needs a little Christmas cheer and who may not receive gifts.
- Adopt a senior by taking an ornament off our tree and purchasing items for receive at their home.
- Hate to shop? - Monetary donations will be accepted and we will purchase items for the seniors.
If you need more information, stop by the office.

Smartphone Class
We will expand on what was discussed last month by holding another session for those who attended last month and anyone who is interested in learning more ways to use your smartphone.  Meeting in the Computer Room on  2015 at 10:00 am.  
Thanksgiving Potluck
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 we will have a Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch.  The center will provide the turkey, ham and tableware.  All who wish to attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Please sign up on the board if you will be attending.

Travel Club
The meeting for our Travel Club is being switched to the first Monday of the month at 10:00 am (after Red Hat).  This month the date is Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:00 am.   
Veteran's Day Social
Please join us for snacks in the Pool Room on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 to thank our veteran's for their service.  Please sign up on the board if you would like to attend.

Volunteer Opportunities for November
Advisory Council:
new members needed to attend monthly meeting (November 9, 2015)
Birthday Party: set up and cleanup (1 person on November 3, 2015)
Breakfast: set up and cleanup (1-2 on November 24, 2015)
Thanksgiving Potluck: set up and cleanup (November 25, 2015)
Instructors: needed to teach new classes of their choose (daily)
Library: Shelving books (1 person twice a month)
Reception Area: answering telephones and greeting members (1-2 per day)
Thursday Evening Dinner: set up and cleanup (2 people every Thursday)
Veteran's Day Social: set up and cleanup (November 10, 2015)
Walking Club
Because the cook weather is just around the corner, we will have walking at 10:00 am every weekday.  Be sure to get a mileage log from the office.  
Yoga Reminder
There will be a Yoga class on the first Monday of November, beginning at 9:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room.  .

On Thursday, Zumba will be taking a break for the time being.  Please be sure to come to Zumba on Tuesday's at 5:15 pm.  Kim is also at the center beginning at 4:30 pm for toning.