There are so many special events scheduled for June 2019. Please check out everything to see and do in our newsletter link.
“MindMatters” comes to the Big Spring Senior Center
MindMatters: A distinctive approach to learning WITF, Central Pennsylvania’s affiliate for PBS and NPR, is offering an exciting initiative for Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) Senior Community Centers and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) to offer highly engaging educational programming. The project, called MindMatters, delivers a monthly series of intellectually stimulating lectures by knowledgeable presenters on topics of most interest to older adults. MindMatters lectures are presented by academic lecturers and experts on subjects ranging from history to current events, politics and culture. The lectures cover subjects on a regional, national, international scale and allow attendees to watch, listen and learn, and then explore, expand and share their views. These compelling lectures are delivered via webcast, allowing groups of attendees at multiple locations to attend from familiar surroundings. Each presentation is intended to be an interactive experience. Audiences are encouraged to discuss the topics after the presentation. Sample discussion questions are provided. We will be offering the following lectures at 9:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: June 26th at 9:30 a.m. The subject matter will be on Chinese Immigrants to America and Chinatowns. Qunbin Ziong, MD of the Main Line Chinese Culture Center will be this video speaker. We are going to look at Chinese immigrants to America and Chinatowns with some detailed looks at Pennsylvania. Qunbin Ziong, MD of the Main Line Chinese Culture Center gives a detailed presentation with a wealth of great information on just how Chinese immigration to Pennsylvania has occurred over time.
Walking Together: On Thursday, June 13, James Rosario, the Dining Director at Green Ridge Village will be the speaker. Walking Together will meet in the Rhoades Fellowship Hall at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Avenue, Newville, PA. at 6:30 p.m. It will include a time of connecting with others in similar circumstances. Refreshments will be served. The program will conclude at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information call (717)776-7525. Walking Together: Caregiving for the Memory Loss Community is jointly sponsored by the First United Presbyterian Church, The Big Spring Senior Center and Green Ridge Village, all of Newville, PA. It looks to offer education and information to support people who are dealing with a loved one’s memory-loss issues on a daily basis.
SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE: On Wednesday, June 5th at 9:30 a.m.Michael Ackley, Community Relations Coordinator will be at the Big Spring Senior Center to talk about LIFE. LIFE services include therapeutic, rehabilitative and primary medical care. Services are conveniently provided in the participant’s home or at the LIFE Center. LIFE offers reliable transportation to and from the Center, and for medically-necessary appointments.
Wednesday, June 12th at 12:00 noon: Metabolism & Nutrition will be presented by Homeland at Home at the Big Spring Senior Center.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Important to Know: The Big Spring Senior Center is supported, in part, by a grant from the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services, The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Watercolor Painting Opportunity: Do you have an interest in water coloring? It takes space, inspiration and motivation and we can help. Join our established group of painters. The cost is $1 each week to the Senior Center and $5 to the instructor, Kathleen Schungel, a retired Art Teach from Cumberland Valley School District and a Big Spring resident.. Please call 776-4478 to register and to get more information.
Crafts: Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. at the Center. We could use your help, hands and ideas. Come and make beaded jewelry to sell at the craft table during our yard sale. In addition we are making centerpieces for upcoming holiday events.
Games at the Center: We have lots of opportunities to play cards and games at the Center. On Thursday mornings, at 9:30 a.m., we play 500 with a dedicated group of card players. On Thursday afternoons, at 12:30 p.m., Bob Ballard leads us in a variety of board games. Also, we have a game night once a month. Check the calendar for dates and times. Don’t ever consider playing games as frivolous; studies show that it stimulates your brain which helps counter the aging process.
Blood Pressure Check: Anna Failor, a retired nurse, is volunteering her time on Wednesday each month from 12:15—1 p.m., to help you keep track of this important health indicator. Dates to mark on your calendar are November 28th and December 26th.
Cinema Fridays:The Senior Center has procured a license to show movies in our Center. On Friday, June 28th we will be showing a blockbuster movie. Come join us from 1-3 p.m. for a bowl of popcorn and drink. Donation $2
Breakfast Groups: On Friday, June 7th we will be holding the Ladies' Breakfast. Come out and enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast made by Senior Center staff and its volunteers. $5.00 Just give us a call so we know that we will be expecting you.