There are so many special events scheduled for September/October 2018. 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:
Wednesday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m. “MindMatters”: Food, Glorious Food: Satisfaction without the Guilt! Imagine being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without any guild. Impossible? Chef Donna Desfor says "no"! She will guide you into a new understanding of taste, and how taste is experienced. With a new understanding, you'll find eating becomes a more pleasurable experience and cooking can easily become a creative endeavor! And, one you know what you like to taste (and how you can create those taste sensations) Chef Donna will treat you to her "Three Bites to Being Full and Satisfied" rules. The entire program will lead you toward an eating experience tht is better, and more satisfying.
Wednesday, October 24th at 9:30 a.m. "MindMatters": Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure: The Greatest Survival Story of All Time. It's 1914 - Determined to become the first people to walk across the South Pole, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men embark on their daring Antarctic expedition by sea. When their ship, the Endurance, is trapped and destroyed by ice, the British explorer and his group struggle to survive in the harsh, frigid environment, defying the odds as they cheat death largely through sheer perserverance. Lou Trieblemont is a professional speaker, amateur historian and former Mayor of Camp Hill, Pa.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program: Cumberland County Aging & Community Services, along with Cumberland County Senior Centers, will distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible seniors beginning in June. Four vouchers of $5.00 each are given to seniors who are 60+ years during the program year and meet the income requirements. These vouchers may only be used to purchase produce grown or growable in Pennsylvania at participating farmers markets. The Big Spring Senior Center will distribute vouchers on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon until they are gone or September 30, 2018 which is the last day vouchers can be distributed. Last day to use the vouchers is November 30, 2018. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. 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.
Bible Study: Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Every Wednesday in September and October Pastor Vern Gauthier of First United Presbyterian Church will be leading our Bible Study. Pastor Gauthier will be covering the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 thru 134) in his studies.
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 September 26th and October 31st.
Cinema Fridays:The Senior Center has procured a license to show movies in our Center. On September 21st and October 12th we will be showing a blockbuster movies. Come join us from 1-3 p.m. for a bowl of popcorn and drink. Donation $2
Breakfast Groups: On Friday, September 21st at 8:30 a.m.; we will be holding the Men's Breakfast. Come out and enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast made by Senior Center staff and its volunteers. $5.00 Mark your calendar for October 12th for the Ladies Breakfast.
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