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Senior Center News – Brain Games set (July 22, 2015 issue)

We invite you to join us at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, as we celebrate Elsie Garland’s 101st birthday.
After the celebration, we encourage you to stay for the 3rd Annual Brain Games, which begin at 9:30 a.m. This event utilizes trivia questions during four challenging rounds to allow teams of three to compete. The winner of the local games will compete at the district level on Aug. 25 and strive to move on to the sub-state brain games competition.
On Monday, July 27, please join Jo Burton at 9 a.m. as she demonstrates how to make a mesh wreath. Please contact the senior center to find out what supplies you will need to bring to create one of your own. Note that the cost of supplies should run approximately twelve dollars per wreath. However if you prefer to observe and create one on your own, we encourage you to join us!
A “Loss of Hearing” presentation is scheduled on Tuesday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m. The presenter is Dr. Marc Fagelson, an audiology professor at East Tennessee State University. He has been treating patients at the VA Medical Center for hearing related issues since 2001 and will share the various signs of hearing loss, possible treatments, and much more.
The senior center is also pleased to host “Turning Point,” which is a free community seminar. Four convenient sessions are being offered to give you the flexibility to attend. You may elect to attend on Tuesday, July 28, or Wednesday July 29. Each day will offer an 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. starting time, with a meal being provided by the presenting sponsors. However, you must pre-register by calling Terry Morgan at 743-7669, Ext. 228, with the date and time of the session you wish to attend.
Note that each session has limited seating so don’t delay making your call. The sessions will last approximately two hours and share information on the decisions you may be faced to make as your life progresses. The topics on the agenda include: wills; powers of attorney; estate planning; nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy; assisted living; skilled nursing care verses long term care; in-home non-medical services; terminal illnesses as well as what resources are available as someone nears the end of life. The seminar will conclude with a presentation on funeral decisions: burial, cremation and pre-planning options.
Also, be advised that only a few seats remain for the 4 day/3 night trip to Lancaster, Pa., which is scheduled for Nov. 9-12. The cost is $379 per person, which includes a charter bus, lodging, a Christmas show at the Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre, a guided tour of Lancaster, including the Amish Country, and more. To ensure that you can enjoy this trip, please contact the center Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 743-5111 or feel free to drop to reserve your seat.