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1 NONPROFIT Monroe Senior Citizens Center South Dixie Highway Monroe, MI ORGANIZATION US POSTAGE PAID MONROE, MI PERMIT NO. 485 Your senior millage tax dollars at work! Engage! January 2016 VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1 Thank you, DTE Energy Volunteers, for serving our Thanksgiving Dinner. Leading in services, information, and assistance for quality lifestyles and healthy aging. Open 365 Days per Year Mon. and Wed.: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues. Thurs. and Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2 Staff Executive Director: Sandie Pierce Operational Manager: Dave McNew Program Manager: Karen Lemerand Full Time Cook: Scott Suttles Cooks: Michelle Gessner Donna Jones Jan Copi Customer Service Coordinator: Cheri Braunlich Accounting Clerk: Linda Guyor Volunteer Coordinator: Elaine Hudkins Volunteer Aide: Nicole Guyor RSVP Director: Joe Grifka RSVP Volunteer Coordinator: Josh Fields Vision: The Monroe Center for Healthy Aging is committed to improving the quality of life for older adults in Monroe County. Board of Directors PRESIDENT: Geri Allen VICE PRESIDENT: Peggy Barton TREASURER: Jaime McDonald SECRETARY: Diane Kamprath BOARD MEMBERS: Jim DeVries Laura Keehn Sister Joan Kusak J. Henry Lievens Robin Morr / Jennifer Sell Rob Peven Patricia Poupard Debra Sieb Dale Zorn / Corey Welch Membership Meetings Membership Meetings are being held quarterly. the next one is Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m South Dixie Highway Monroe, MI Fax Visit us on line: IN THIS ISSUE: Page Contacts 2 From the Director s Desk 3 Donations / New Members 4 Birthdays 5 Special Events 6 7 RSVP 8 FEMA Emergency Supply List 9 Sports Talk by Denis 10 Support Group / Travel 11 Daily Activities Support Services Card Winners 16 Phishing by Edward Jones 17 Local Needs Assessments 18 Advertisers Café Hours / Taste It Try It 22 Event Calendar 23 Menu 24 Off Your Rocker on MPACT Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Comcast Channel 21 Charter Channel 187 The Monroe Center is the place to be for fun, fellowship, and support. Views and comments expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views and comments of the Monroe County Commission on Aging. The Monroe County Commission on Aging is a governmental agency, which funds community senior programming through millage dollars including the Monroe Center for Healthy Aging. Those receiving services from these programs may have certain personal data shared within the funded agencies, except where HIPPA applies.

3 From the Director s Desk... The world is changed by our example; not by our opinion. - Paula Coelho Happy New Year! May 2016 be filled with good health and happiness for all of you. You ve all added joy to my life and to the Monroe Center and are deserving of wonderful things was a busy year. We tried some new things and enjoyed a small growth in attendance. We re looking forward to 2016 with great optimism. The older adult population is growing, and we want to keep pace! On Thursday, January 7, we re having a Membership meeting at 10:30 a.m. It s a time for you to talk with members and staff about the Center and to share idea about what you d like to see offered. And, if you have complaints, we want to hear those, too. Your input will help us to grow and improve. One area that we want to develop in the New Year is in reaching out to those who are lonely and may not be able to get to the Center. We ll need at least two things for this your help in identifying folks who are home alone or otherwise isolated and people to volunteer their time to provide companionship and transportation to non-medical appointments. Being with others is vital to all of our well-being, and this new effort will help us reach people who may enjoy a friendly visit. Please let us know how you can help. The New Year, of course, is also a time of resolutions. Every year, I vow to do better, and this year is the same eat healthier, exercise more, and show more kindness. On January 14, we re having the Fed Up Odyssey. It s a 90-minute video that talks about how we in America got into trouble with weight. Fed Up a real eye-opener that I believe will help us be more mindful of what we re eating, and thus, lead us to better health and well being. We can accomplish great things when we feel good. I hope that you will join us. And, please RSVP. And again, Happy New Year and peace to the world. ~ Sandie News to Note... Mondays at 5:00 p.m. White Elephant Bingo December 31 New Year Eve s Party 3:30 to 6:30 New Year s Pot Luck January 1 11:00 to 1:00 Bring a dish to pass or pay $3.00 to participate. January 6 Birthday Dinner January 6 Alzheimer s Association informational table from 11:00 to 1:00 January 7 Membership Meeting at 10:30 a.m. January 13 Silly Auction with Enriched Life 11:45 am January 14 Fed Up Odyssey begins at 10:00; lunch at 11:30 Complimentary lunch for those who RSVP. January 20 Roast Turkey Fundraiser $6.00 Music by Manny Perez January 23 Movie MAX 1:30 p.m. January 25 Caring for Ourselves Support Group 3:30 pm with Lance Slatton from Enriched Life. New members are welcome. January 27 Hospice Care 101 with Enriched Life and Gentiva Hospice. 11:45 a.m. January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 3

4 Good people making goodness possible: Latest 2015 Donations From the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and the thousands who are served by the Monroe Center for Healthy Aging each year, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous donation. We pledge to use your donations wisely as we lead in information and assistance for quality lifestyles and healthy aging in Monroe County. We are a 501(c)3, tax-deductible organization (Tax ID # ). You may use this listing as evidence of your donation or if you need further documentation, please let us know at Ilene Don & Anita Margaret Michelle God Works Marvin and Catherine Mary Lou Dell and Margaret We are grateful for your support! Kazensky Ellerbrock Howerton Gessner Trombley Bitz Serra In memory of James & Cosette Weaver Eddie Weaver In memory of Wanda McLain Ron and Geri Allen Michael and Delores Labeau Amy Gail Jill Jerry and Sandie Wilbur and June Viola Mark and Connie Lavigne-Benore Lavigne Lavigne Pierce Stotz Ucci Matteson Valet Parking Available Notary Services Monday Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm 2016 Membership Dues 2016 Membership Dues are being accepted. $20 for Monroe County residents who are 55 and older and $25 if under 60 and outside of Monroe County, Welcome New November Members! Each month new members are invited to join the Auxiliary Leaders, members, and staff for a complimentary Welcome Lunch courtesy of Great Lakes Caring Home Health. Gerald and Louise Victoria Florence Carl Cheryl Bauerschmidt Bellows Bialy Kamulski Krakow Cindy Prusaitis Lyn Richardson Bernie Russell Kay Scheer Al Schnorberger January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 4

5 Happy January Birthdays! For all members celebrating December birthday, join us for a complimentary Birthday Lunch with cake and ice cream, on Wednesday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..please call by January 4 or stop by the Front Desk to sign-up. When you arrive, please let the Receptionist know it s your birthday. Enjoy the complimentary lunch, festive music, and have your birthday announced. Mary Cromer 1 Janette Stark 12 Karen Gibson 22 Edward Lewis 1 Karen Glover 13 Luella Grant 22 Sherry Duffey 3 David Manor 13 Charles Kamor 22 Lucille Gore 4 Janet Niemann 13 William Poore 22 Doris Joseph 4 Dennis Vore 13 Richard Barrett 23 Marilyn Timmer 4 Delores Wright 14 Joe Davis 23 Joe Ciravolo 5 Nancy McDonald 14 James Phoenix 23 Christine Frayer 5 Eddie Weaver 14 Larry Leach 24 Verdell Giebel 5 Marie Harris 15 Marvin Martin 25 Therese L. Heroux 5 Jean Johnson 16 Leonard Allen 26 Jeanette Morris 5 Von Monday 16 Rosemary Maitland 26 Martha Cousino 7 Aaron Myers 16 Helen Peplinski 26 Lois Knegendorf 8 Sharon Miller 17 Rudolph Shorter 26 Barbara Turner 8 Mary Rock 17 Ivan Kamprath 27 William Burkett 9 Walter Gumtow 18 Thomas Westover 27 Barbara Henley 9 Virginia Oliver 18 Yvonne McBee 28 Ardes Shepard 9 Jacquelyn Weier 18 John Van Slambrouck 28 Lisa Brown 10 Wilma Williams 18 Roger Younglove 28 Mary Lou Burke 10 Yvonne Acton 19 Richard Dietz 29 Gloria Collingsworth 10 Peggy Campbell 19 Louella Rieger 29 Louise Dietz 10 Karen Diedrich 19 Duane Bair 30 Toni DuVall 10 Cathy Friederichs 19 Charles Foster 30 Diane Richardville 11 Gary Akers 20 Jack Johnston 30 Daniel Ripple 11 Peter Rafko 20 Emy Liedel 30 Barbara Wolfenbarger 11 Barry Allen 21 Theresa Russeau 30 Opal Connor 12 Nora Jean (Beckie) O'Brien 21 Michele Devereaux 31 Richard Johnson 12 Joan Toth 21 Louis Miller 31 Joanne St. Bernard 12 Marcelle Ramsey 31 December Birthday Smiles January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 5

6 January 2016 Special Events At-a-Glance Roast Turkey Fundraiser Wednesday, January 20, :00 to 1:00 p.m. Music by Manny Perez Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Cranberries Pumpkin Dessert $6.00 (No Salad Bar Today) Fed Up Odyssey Thursday, January 14, 2016 Program (90 minute video) at 10:00 a.m. Complimentary lunch at 11:30 a.m. (for those who RSVP and participate) It s time to get real about food. A wake-up call for everyone who eats. Sunday Afternoon Bingo January 10 th at 2:30 p.m. Certified Therapy Dogs with Mary Goode and Cheryl Wassus Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Movie Day January 27 th 1:30 p.m. MAX Mondays at 10:15 a.m. New Group begins Jan. 11 Hospice 101: Dispelling Myths Getting Facts Silly Auction Wednesday, January 13, :45 a.m. Join us on Wednesday, January 27th at 11:45 a.m. for an informative talk. Sponsored by: Enriched Life Home Health Care and Gentiva Hospice January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 6

7 Membership Meetings are being held quarterly. the next one is Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Please attend. Meet our new Program Manager, Karen Lemerand. Share your ideas. Let us know of any problems. Alzheimer s Association Information Table with Amy Tuazon Wednesday, January 6 11:00 to 1:00 at the Monroe Center WHY RSVP?? When we have special events and lunches at the Center, we do ask everyone to RSVP. Lots of you comply and we thank you. BUT, we have a sizeable amount of people who say they re coming and then don t, and we have people who don t RSVP and attend. While we accommodate everyone, it sure is difficult to know how much to prepare. We re asking that we all do a better job in Please help. ~ Sandie Save the Date! President s Day Fundraiser Monday, February 15 11:00 to 12:30 Lunch and Music by The Music Man & Lady Now Open Later Two Nights!! The Center is now open on Mondays and Wednesdays until 7:00 p.m. Supper is available from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. White Elephant Bingo: 5:00 p.m. Mondays Matter of Balance Exercise is at 3:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Scent Free Workplace Thanks to everyone for honoring the Center s policy on maintaining a scent-free workplace. Perfumes, lotions, even bug spray can cause breathing difficulties for others. Feeling Ill? Germs spread easily. Be kind to others and stay home while you recuperate. January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 7

8 Message from RSVP... Dear Friends, Here s something that came up lately that must be shared. A prospective volunteer inquired, if I am a Volunteer Driver, am I going to be covered by my auto insurance? After calling around the state, polling all the other RSVPs, talking to various non-profit and government agencies involved in volunteer transportation programs, as well as insurance professionals, here s the answer according to a publication from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, [FIS-PUB 0224] Michigan law states that automobile insurance coverage cannot be limited and/or refused when the vehicle is used for volunteer and charitable endeavors... and Most insurers have not been rating for such use. So, If you want to help your neighbor get to an appointment, and God bless you if you do, you are one of thousands of community spirited folks who are protected by Michigan Law. Interested? Drop by our offices and talk to Josh Fields, Volunteer Coordinator, or me. We ll provide the publication from the State of Michigan and we can also share how RSVP provides FREE supplemental liability insurance to our member volunteers. It s all good news. Yours in national service, Joe Grifka Joe Grifka, Program Director Monroe County RSVP January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 8

9 Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 9

10 Sports Talk with Denis Hi everybody. I hope everybody had a nice holiday. Recently I met a gentleman who lives at Sanctuary at Marian Place. His name is Jerry Imsland. He was born and raised in Detroit area. I learned that he was a college football player who played with Kentucky and the University of Michigan. He played two years for the Wolverines in 1968 and In 1969 that was when Bo Schembechler became head coach at Michigan. Jerry played wide receiver for Michigan. He said that Bo was a very stern toward his players. But he knew that was the only way they played good football. Jerry said that they won the Rose Bowl in Jerry said he remembered a lot of good things when he attended Michigan and playing football too. We are glad to have Jerry here as one of our residents, plus being such a good college football that played for one of the fine establishments as Michigan. In other college football news, the four teams are now selected for the football playoffs. And Michigan State is one of them. I hope they can win the NCAA football championship. Their biggest win this season is when they beat Ohio State to knock the Buckeyes out of the top spot in the rankings. We hope that the Spartans continue to play good defense and offensive to make it to the championship game. As for the Detroit Lions, well they are now riding out the season. After winning 3 games to get back into the running, they screwed up a game against the Green Bay Packers that they should have won. They are making to many critical penalties that are killing them. I think after the season they better look for another head coach. The Detroit Red Wings are right now going through a rollercoaster. They will go for winning streak then lose a few. This is not the way to get points to climb up in the standings. They have to play good in all their games to be able to make the playoffs. Same thing with the Detroit Pistons. I know they have a good team too. But they have to play good too. They cannot play winning basketball and then lose a few either. The Pistons have enough good players that they could be in the playoffs this year. And finally the Detroit Tigers got a new pitcher. He is a starting pitcher from the Washington Nationals. He has a good ERA and has pitched a lot of innings too. With him the Tigers will have another good starter besides Justin Verlander. Well that is all for now, sports fans. Will talk to you next month. ~ Denis Lecurgo January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 10

11 Let s Chat Monday, January 25, :30 p.m. Led by Lance Slatton Sharing with one another is such a wonderful way to connect. This month during Let s Chat we want to hear about your first love. How did you know? What made it so special? Is love at first sight real? We hope that you ll come share your memories and then stay for a light supper. The Center is open late on Mondays. New Members Welcome Share Listen Care New Time Upcoming Travel Contact Maxine Friday mornings (734) Casinos Hollywood Toledo February 1 $25 per person Horseshoe Cleveland February 6 or April 20 $39 per person each trip Motor City May 17 Must have 12 passengers for Monroe pick up Belterra March 3 $119 double occupancy Cruises Panama Canal Island Princess out of Ft. Lauderdale. January 24 February 3 $2,816 $3, 116 Grand American Tours Eastern Caribbean November 2016 April 13 Vera Bradley & Sightseeing Overnight $179 double occupancy Interested in the following? See the flyers on the Travel Board at the Center. Rhine / Danube Cruise Ireland April 19 to 26, 2016 Shows Sightseeing New Year s Eve in Traverse City There are many ideas for trips on the Travel Board and in the Travel Book, if you are able to drive out of Monroe County for another departure location. Call Maxine for details. She will try her best to get you on a bus south, east, or southwest! January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 11

12 Staying Fit in Mind, Body & Spirit Join us and your friends in these programs and activities! Every Day at the Center: Pool (Billiards) Exercise Equipment Wii Bowling Cards Various Games Puzzles Computer Stations with Internet Access (We are also a WI-FI hotspot. ) Exercise and Health Movin' & Groovin Exercise with Lori Adams Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 am $2 members / $3 for non-members Exercise and stretch from a seated position with music. Walkers and Wheelchairs are welcome! Pinochle Duplicate Bridge Cards Mondays at 1:00 pm Wednesdays at 12:30 pm Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Howell or Mitchell movement depending on group. Line Dancing Mondays at 2:00 pm Euchre Wednesdays & Fridays at 9:15 am Personal Exercise Assistance Barbara Ginther, PTA Rehabilitation Specialist of Monroe Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am Chair Yoga with Cheri Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 am Level I Yoga Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Euchre Tournament Saturdays at 12:30 pm New ten-week tournament runs through February 13. Canasta Players must play five weeks out of the first nine weeks to be eligible for prizes and to play on the 10th week. Thursdays at 1:00 pm Beginning T'ai Chi Fridays 12:00 pm to 12:30 p.m. Members free / Non-members $1 Hand and Foot Fridays at 1:00 p.m. T'ai Chi Fridays 12:30 and 1:30 pm Members free / Non-members $1 Cheri s Favorite Quote of the Month Tap Dancing is back Fridays 2:00 pm $5.00 per class Balance Matters Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 Massage with Jean Wright Mondays 10 am to 2 pm 15 minutes for $10 No appointments needed. January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 12

13 Staying Fit in Mind, Body & Spirit Join us and your friends in these programs and activities! Bingo Activities / Programs Tuesdays 1:30 to 3:30 pm Opens at 12:30 p.m. Players pay for cards. White Elephant Bingo Mondays at 5:00 p.m. Sing-Along Just for Fun Pool Competition Organ Group Chess Brain Aerobics Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at 9:00 am Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Friday mornings Jack Johnston is looking for players or students for Friday mornings. If interested, please leave your name and phone Fridays at 10:00 am Join the group for some fun exercises and games. Movie Matinee 4th Wednesday (January 27) Food Commodities Distribution Library CheckOut Computer Instruction 3rd Monday (January 18) Contact MCOP at to apply for food assistance. Thursday (Jan 7) 11:30 a.m. Monroe County Library System Held at the Frenchtown Center. Led by Sharon Northrup Call to pre-register. Free for members. $5 others. Hearing Support Group Groups and Clubs Mondays at 10:00 a.m. More information is listed on Support Services page. 20 / 20 Club Mondays at 10:15 a.m. Twenty pounds in Twenty weeks or twenty minutes of exercise a day. New session begins January 11. Join us! Retirees Breakfast 3rd Wednesday (January 20) Anytime between 7:00 & 10:00 We welcome retiree groups to come in and eat with friends. Or if your group would like another day, just let us know! Vision Support Group 1st Thursday (Jan. 7) at 10:00 Stamp Club 2nd Monday (January 11) 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Calling all Philatelists! Monroe Sewing Club 3rd Monday (January 18) 6:30 pm in conference room Wood Carvers Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monroe Coin Club 1st Tuesday (January 5) 7:00 pm Come with coins! Peer Support Group 4th Monday (January 25) 3:30 p.m. Facilitated by Lance Slatton, CSCM from Enriched Life Home Care Services Newsletter Crew 3rd Monday (January 18) January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 13

14 Support Services The agencies listed below have representatives at the Monroe Center for Healthy Aging each month to provide information and services. Deaf and Hearing Impaired Socialization The Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Inc. SUPPORT GROUP for the Deaf meets each Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Monroe Senior Center. The group Communicates in American Sign Language and Voice. Socialization is extremely important for all of us to avoid isolation and all of the additional communication challenges faced by those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Support Groups. There are also support groups for hard of hearing, i.e. HEARING LOSS FOR DATA (Discussion, Awareness, Technological Assistance). The group discusses coping skills, listening strategies, the latest technology for hearing assistance and other hearing loss related information. Led by Certified Sign Language Interpreter, Robyn Anderson. Robyn also teaches American Sign Language Classes. If you are interested in learning the fourth most used Language in the United States, contact Robyn at to register or obtain information. MCOP By Appointment Representatives from MCOP are at the Center each month. (January 5 and 19) from 10:00 a.m. until noon to help you find the resources you need. Representatives help with applying for Food Assistance benefits, as well as getting Home Care, Personal Care, Home Chore, and Transportation assistance. They also assist with applying for Tax Credits, Housing, and with questions about Medicare Part D. Please call the Center at to schedule an appointment. To register for food commodities (help with groceries), contact MCOP at Medicare Part D Medicare Counselor, Jackie Drouillard, is at the Monroe Center on Thursdays to answer your questions about Medicare. She is a certified MMAP volunteer and can review your Part D plan with you to ensure that you have the best coverage and cost. Please make an appointment by calling Monroe County Senior Legal Services By Appointment Monroe County Senior Legal Services is at the Center on the second and fourth Wednesday (January 13 and 27 ). Please call the Center at to make an appointment. A $20.00 initial consulting fee applies. January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 14

15 Support Services Continued Vision Impaired Support The Vision Support group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month (January 7) at 10:00 a.m. to discover ways to handle different situations that people who are visually-impaired might encounter. The group often discusses new vision aids, transportation issues, and local help that is available. Volunteer Sue List puts the newsletter to tape for Center members. Blood Sugar Testing - Keeping blood sugar controlled most of the time is an important part of treating diabetes. Blood sugar levels change all day long, every day, for everyone, and checks provide a snapshot of our blood sugar at that moment. The Center is happy to provide this service sponsored by Magnum Care of Monroe. 1st Monday (January 4) of the month at 11:00 a.m. and the 3rd Friday (January 15) of the month with Magnum of Monroe at 11:00 a.m. (Subject to availability of nurses.) Blood Pressure Checks Kelly Hardy, from Great Lakes Caring is here on the 2nd Friday (January 8) Cynthia McIlvain from Magnum Care of Monroe is here on 1st Monday (January 4) of the month at 11:00 a.m. and the 3rd Friday (January 15). Complete Home Health Care is here on the 4th Monday (January 25) at 9:00 a.m. If you don t see the support you need, please call the Center at for resources. 975 S. Monroe St., Suite C Monroe, MI Personal Exercise Assistance Sponsored by: Rehabilitation Specialist of Monroe Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Barbara Ginther is at the Center every Tuesday morning to assist and guide you with your work-out in the Center s Exercise Room. She will assess your fitness level, help you set goals, create an exercise program, and keep you motivated. Other Benefits include: Education about strength training, cardio and basic nutrition A reason to show up at the gym each week Accountability Proper use of the equipment Guidance on reaching your goals Track your progress Barbara Ginther is a licensed PTA. Barb received her Physical Therapy Assistant Degree at the Professional Skills Institute of Toledo, Ohio and is licensed in Ohio & Michigan. She has worked with all age levels from pediatrics to geriatrics and specializes in aquatic and manual therapy. She is married to Mike Ginther and has two daughters who attend Mason Schools. She is a volunteer fire fighter, EMT and a Captain at the Morin Point Fire Department. She is also a 4-H Leader for the Krazy Kids 4-H Group. January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 15

16 Card Players and Winners BRIDGE EUCHRE PINOCHLE The Tuesday Duplicate Bridge Group plays a Howell or Mitchell movement, depending on the group NOW at 9:00 a.m. Played every Wednesday & 9:15am. Euchre tournaments played 12:30 p.m. Played every 1:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. MEN S CARDS Played every morning, except Sunday CANASTA Played on 1:00 p.m. Barb Benore Alice Ford Eleanor Ash Juanita Bolsters Dee Boylan Octavia Cappuccilli Lloyd Connor Jo Ann Evans Alan Faut Rollie Fisher Bonnie Greb Barb Golubic Cathy Haddix Charles Hehl Phyllis Hebert Bob Jeffers * Sandy Lipford Marianne Minton Linda Neely Jan Notario Shirley Petersen Mauren Pfiester Ed Riley * Pat Riley Jim Schmitz Maryann Sieb Susan Taft Marge Vensel Winners: * 12/01 and 12/08 Andy Honas Jerry Kroeger Games Won Charlotte Roth 9 Lois Knegendorf 8 Cliff Bomia 6 Ethel Fountain 5 Barb Benore 4 Judy Hoag 4 Shirley Petersen 4 Jerry Bercheny 3 Earl Reaume 3 Ed Riley 3 Ellen Blackman 2 Rene Crombez 2 Angela Deland 2 Andy Honas 2 Jerry Kroger 2 Al Miller 2 Gus Ginepro 1 Donald Jeffery 1 Linda Little 1 Agnes Nagel 1 James Owens 1 Sally Pritchett 1 Ed Russeau 1 Saturday Euchre Tournament 12:30 p.m. New Saturday Tournament runs through February 13. Tournaments run for 10 weeks. Players must play five weeks out of the first nine weeks to be eligible for prizes and play on the tenth week. Monday Pinochle Wednesday Pinochle November 16 November 18 Gus Ginepro 1st Ellen Blackman 1st Marlin Worstell 2nd Marlin Worstell 2nd John Worstell 3rd Angela Deland 3rd Lola Santure 4th Larry McCrea 4th November 30 November 25 Marlene Chambo 1st Marlin Worstell 1st Jim Bender 2nd Larry McCrea 2nd Art Love 3rd Al Miller 3rd Lola Santure 4th Ada Eichbauer 4th December 7 December 2 Hank Riechman 1st Marlene Chambo 1st Angela Deland 2nd Art Love 2nd Larry McCrea 3rd Hank Riechman 3rd Al Miller 4th Gus Ginepro 4th December 14 December 9 Marlin Worstell 1st Jean Moore 1st Larry McCrea 2nd Hank Riechman 2nd Al Miller 3rd Angela Deland 3rd Jim Bender 4th Al Miller 4th Hand & Foot Played on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. Just for Fun Pool Played at 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays Number of Wins Larry McCrea 5 Karen Diedrich 5 Becky McCollom 2 January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 16

17 Protect Yourself: What is Phishing? Phishing pronounced fishing is a high-tech scam that utilizes pop-ups, s, and fraudulent websites to try to hook you into divulging personal financial information. Once you re entered this information, a thief can do lasting damage to your finance accounts. Who is a Target? Anyone can be a target of phishing. While some attacks may focus on a person or group of people, others cast a much wider net. It is important to remember that a thief s goal is to obtain personally identifiable information to gain access to your financial accounts. Common Scenarios. Typically, the thief uses an or pop-up window from a company or organization with which you regularly conduct business. The message typically will ask you to update or validate your account information. Approaches include: we re updating our records, or valuable account and personal data was lost due to a computer glitch. Install and regularly update virus protection software. Keep your computer s operating system and web browser current. Also, a firewall can help block communications from unauthorized sources. Review your accounts on a regular basis. It s one of the best ways to notice and stop fraudulent activity quickly. Choose passwords that are difficult for others to guess and use a different password for each online account. Change your passwords frequently. Be suspicious if someone requests your personal information when you haven t initiated the contact. To check whether an or a phone call is legitimate, contact the company in question through the phone number or address listed on its website. To encourage you to act immediately, the notice may threaten that the account could be closed or cancelled if you do not respond. Most s will ask you to click on a link that takes you to a replica of the company s website. Red Flags. Some common phishing red flags include: Tips to Protect Yourself. Do not respond to unsolicited s asking to divulge personal information. Reputable organizations with which you legitimately conduct business generally do not request account numbers or passwords unless you initiated the transaction. Delete suspicious s without opening them. If you do open an that turns out to be fraudulent, do not open any attachments or click on any links it may contact. If you initiate a transaction and need to provide personal information through a website, look for indicators that the site is secure. A lock icon on the status bar or a web address beginning with indicates a secure site. Although no site is foolproof, these indicators can help lessen the risk. While Wi-Fi hot spots can be convenient, if you are on an unsecured network or log in to an unencrypted site, other users on the network can see what you see and what you send. January 2016 Requests for personal information. Urgent or threatening language. Spelling errors and improper grammar. A link to a site that seems unrelated to the organization that contact you. An address from which the was sent that appears fake. Missing phone numbers or contact information. Reporting a Phishing Scam. If you believe you have become a victim of phishing, you may file a complaint with the Internet Crime Center at or Federal Trade Commission at Please contact your financial advisor if you need assistance. ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 17

18 Monroe County Community Needs Assessment 2015 With funding from the Monroe County Health Plan, the Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition engaged the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our community. The assessment provides a snap shot of where Monroe County residents currently stand in terms of their wellbeing and health habits, and compares Monroe County data with that of regional, state, and national data. The top needs identified for adults and youth include: Adults 73% of adults are obese or overweight 35% of adults have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and 32% reported having high blood pressure 22% of adults age 65 and older have not received a pneumonia vaccination 20% of adults reported being limited in some way because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem 14% of adults smoke 13% of adults have diabetes Youth 60% of youth report being exposed to secondhand smoke; 7% of youth report being current smokers 44% of youth report having been bullied in the past year 39% of youth are obese or overweight 32% of youth report that they text and drive 23% of youth reported being depressed 19% of youth rode with someone who had been drinking In addition to the survey data, Quality of Life survey questions have been asked to measure individual perceptions of the quality of life in our community, the health care system, physical environment, sense of safety, opportunities to contribute, and whether they believe that they can made the community a better place to live. The Coalition has scheduled a series of meetings to review the data and responses to the Quality of Life survey and ultimately to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan. For more information, contact Jamie Dean at the Monroe County Health Department at Monroe County Older Adults Needs Assessment 2015 With funding from the Monroe County Senior Millage, the Monroe County Commission on Aging undertook a comprehensive needs assessment to gauge the effectiveness of the current service delivery system in terms of meeting the needs of older adults in our community and to project the future needs, as the Baby Boomers turn of age and older adults live longer. The Monroe County Senior Millage currently supports 17 non-profit agencies that provide services to individuals who live in Monroe County who are 60 years of age or older. These services help to meet the basic needs of older adults food, shelter, home care, transportation, counseling, community involvement, legal services, and socialization. Older Population Growth 2010 to 2025 The Commission on Aging engaged Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology to conduct a multifaceted approach for the assessment, including: Older adult focus groups Caregiver focus groups Key informant surveys Service recipient surveys Individual interviews Older adult population survey The results of the needs assessment will be reviewed over the next several months to determine what gaps exist in the service delivery system and what changes are warranted to meet the future needs of older adults. For more information, please contact Jeff McBee at the Monroe County Commission on Aging at January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 18

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20 Engage! January 2016 VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1 Maria T. McMullin, DDS McMullin Dental Care (734) Your Health. Our Mission. Thanks to ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital for sponsoring the Health Odyssey Program. 116 Cole Road Monroe, MI NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Apartment Living at its Best! Spacious & Cozy 1 & 2 Bedroom Homes Utility Allowance: Heat & Electric Controlled Access Entry, Smoke Detectors, Laundry, Planned Social Events, Arts & Craft Room with kiln Emergency Pull Cords, Local Buses. Monroe Center for Healthy Aging is right next door with activities and Cafe delivery Professional & Courteous Staff 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance Rent is 30% of your income, elderly preferred. Call to schedule a tour! (734) is under new ownership and has a new name: Sobaks Home Medical 474 N. Telegraph Monroe, MI Phone: Fax: Thank you to our Sponsors and Advertisers. Disclaimer - The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the paid advertiser. 20

21 Frenchtown Place A Place for Golden Opportunities One-Bedroom, $432 to $532. Two-Bedrooms, $462-$569. Water, electric, heat and a/c included. Laundry facility. Social Activities. On Bus Route. 24 hour emergency maintenance 1201 N. Macomb Street Monroe, MI Call today for your tour! America s Oldest Continuously Owned Family Business SINCE 1868 SIEBPLUMBING HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING ONE STOP SHOP FREE ESTIMATES ON INSTALLATIONS NEED A HANDICAP BATHROOM? Having Trouble Getting Into Bath Tub We Remove The Tub and Install Shower Toilet too low need a higher one Need Grab Bars RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL 24 HR EMERGENCY SERVICE NEW INSTALLATION REMODELING REPAIRS Thank you to our Sponsors and Advertisers. Disclaimer - The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the paid advertiser. 21

22 CAFÉ Open 7 days a week Eating at the Cafe is easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. First scan your key card at the front desk, place your order and pay. 2. Walk around the corner and give your slip to the fabulous kitchen staff. 3. You can either wait at the counter or staff will bring your food to your table. Salad bar customers receive a plate and help themselves to the salad bar. Weekdays (Monday - Friday) Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast is on a per item basis. Create your own combination of meat, eggs, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, fruit and more. Coffee and tea are complimentary. Juices and milk are available, along with a variety of breads for toast. Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch is full of choices from the whole meal, which includes your choice of one of the daily specials, salad bar, a beverage and dessert. Smaller combinations are also available such as a main choice alone or the salad bar alone. You can also choose from the variety of sandwiches offered on the menu such as, chicken Caesar wraps, tuna salad, BLT s, hamburgers and more, or enjoy the soup of the day. Prices range from $2.50 to $3.20 per item or for the complete combo at $5.30 for members and $6.89 for guest (includes tax). Saturday Breakfast and Lunch 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on a per item basis. Create your own combination of meat, eggs, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal and more. Lunch starts at 11:00 a.m. with variety of sandwiches offered such as, chicken Caesar wraps, tuna salad, BLT s, hamburgers and more, or enjoy the soup of the day. Sunday Dinners Home Cooked: Dinner is served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes full dinners with home-cooked meats, salad bar, and home-baked pies. Prices (with tax) are $7.42 for members and $8.48 for guests. Salad Bar alone (tax included) $2.65 member and $3.45 guests. Main choice alone with dessert and drink (tax included), $4.77 member and $6.10 guest. The Cafe s meals are not subsidized by state or federal tax dollars. We charge according to our real expenses. We do this to have affordable meals, lots of choices, and remain open to all! Retiree Groups Holcim Inc. (Dundee Cement) Twice a year reunion breakfast in May and October. Next breakfast is Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. Contact Marty Warner. Jones Transfer MGO Every 4th Month/4th Saturday, next date is February 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Contact: Contact Karen Straub. Monroe Ford Salary on the 1st Monday of the Month January 4 at 11:00 a.m. Monroe Good Time Cruisers every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. Ohio China Company Breakfast on the 3rd Thursday of the month January 21 at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Vern Theisen. Woodhaven Ford Retirees Breakfast on the 1st Monday of the month Jan. 4, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. MAECO Retires Breakfast third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. January 20 Taste It Try It Is Back Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Topic: Sweetening with Fruit Please sign up at the Front Desk. Balance Matters Exercise Class The Monroe Center offers an exercise class to help with improving our balance. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Most of the exercises are done sitting down and are designed to help strengthen our core and increase flexibility in our ankles and wrists. Exercises are at your own pace and are fun. Why not be pro-active and join us? January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging 22

23 4 Woodhaven Retirees 18 7:00 Newsletter Team 5 MCOP Support Services 12 Breakfast 7:00-1:00 MCOP Support Services 26 Breakfast 7:00-1:00 13 Neighbors Breakfast 20 Neighbors Breakfast 27 Neighbors Breakfast 7 Good Time Cruisers 14 Good Time Cruisers 21 Good Time Cruisers 28 Good Time Cruisers 15 9:15 Euchre 3 Sunday Dinner 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 10 Sunday Dinner 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Afternoon BINGO 2:30 17 Sunday Dinner 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 24 Sunday Dinner 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $ 5 Special 9:00 Movin & Groovin 10:00 Massages w/jean Wright 10:00 Hearing Support 10:15 20 / 20 Group 11:00 Blood Pressure Magnum 11:00 Monroe Ford Retirees 1:00 Pinochle 2:00 Line Dancing / 3:00 Balance 5:00 White Elephant Bingo 11 9:00 Movin & Groovin 10:00 Massages with Jean W. 10:00 Hearing Support 10:15 20 / 20 Group 1:00 Pinochle 2:00 Line Dancing / 3:00 Balance 5:00 White Elephant Bingo 7:30 Stamp Club 9:00 Movin & Groovin 10:00 Massages with Jean W. 10:00 Hearing Support 10:15 20 / 20 Group 1:00 Pinochle / Food Comm. 2:00 Line Dancing 3:00 Balance 5:00 White Elephant Bingo 6:30 Sewing Club 25 9:00 Movin & Groovin 9:00 Blood Pressure Complete 10:00 Massages with Jean W. 10:00 Hearing Support 10:15 20 / 20 Group 1:00 Pinochle 2:00 Line Dancing / 3:00 Balance 3:30 Support Group 5:00 White Elephant Bingo 9:00 Bridge 9:00 Exercise Assistance with Barb Ginther 10:15 Chair Yoga 10:30 Therapy Dog 1:30 Bingo 6:00 Woodcarvers 7:00 Coin Club 9:00 Exercise Assistance with Barb Ginther 10:15 Chair Yoga 10:30 Therapy Dog 1:30 Bingo 6:00 Woodcarvers 19 9:00 Bridge 9:00 Exercise Assistance with Barb Ginther 10:15 Chair Yoga 10:30 Therapy Dog 1:30 Bingo 6:00 Woodcarvers 9:00 Exercise Assistance with Barb Ginther 10:15 Chair Yoga 10:30 Therapy Dog 1:30 Bingo 6:00 Woodcarvers 6 Birthday Dinner Neighbors Breakfast 9:00 Movin & Groovin 9:15 Euchre 10:15 Sing-a-Long 11:00 Alzheimer s Info. 12:30 Pinochle 12:30 Sigma Phi 3:00 Balance 5:00 Yoga Retirees Breakfast 9:00 Movin & Groovin 9:15 Euchre 10:15 Sing-a-Long Monroe Senior Legal 11:45 Silly Auction 12:30 Pinochle 3:00 Balance /5:00 Yoga 9:00 Movin & Groovin 9:15 Euchre 10:15 Sing-a-Long 11:00 Turkey Fundraiser with music 12:30 Pinochle 3:00 Balance 9:00 Movin & Groovin 9:15 Euchre 10:15 Sing-a-Long Monroe Senior Legal 11:45 Hospice :30 Pinochle 1:30 Movie 3:00 Balance New Year s Eve Center open at 7:00 a.m. New Year s Party at 3:30 p.m. 9:00 Pool League 10:15 Chair Yoga Medicare Assistance with Jackie Drouillard 10:30 Membership Mtg. 1:00 Canasta 1:00 Organ Group 1:30 Library in Motion with Magnum Care 9:00 Pool League 10:15 Chair Yoga 10:00 FedUP Odyssey Medicare Assistance with Jackie Drouillard 1:00 Canasta / Organ 2:00 Taste It Try It 8:30 Ohio China 9:00 Pool League 10:15 Chair Yoga Medicare Assistance with Jackie Drouillard 1:00 Canasta 1:00 Organ 9:00 Pool League 10:15 Chair Yoga Medicare Assistance with Jackie Drouillard 1:00 Canasta 1:00 Organ 1 New Year s Day Potluck 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Center open 7:00 to 2:00 8 9:15 Euchre 10:00 Brain Aerobics 10:00 Blood Pressure with Great Lakes Caring 12:00 Beginner T ai Chi 12:30 and 1:30 T ai Chi 1:00 Hand & Foot 2:00 Tap Dancing 10:00 Brain Aerobics 11:00 Blood Sugar and Pressure w/ Magnum 11:30 New Member Day 12:00 Beginner T ai Chi 12:30 and 1:30 T ai Chi 1:00 Hand & Foot 2:00 Tap Dancing 22 9:15 Euchre 10:00 Brain Aerobics 12:00 Beginner T ai Chi 12:30 and 1:30 T ai Chi 1:00 Hand & Foot 2:00 Tap Dancing 29 Soup & Sandwich 9:15 Euchre 10:00 Brain Aerobics 12:00 Beginner T ai Chi 12:30 and 1:30 T ai Chi 1:00 Hand & Foot 2:00 Tap Dancing 2 No Euchre today. Center closes at 2:00 p.m. 9 Awareness 12:30 Euchre Tournament Week Five 16 12:30 Euchre Tournament Week Six 23 12:30 Euchre Tournament Week Seven 30 12:30 Euchre Tournament Week Eight

24 7 Membership 3 Beef Roast Baked Potatoes Bean Blend 596 cal. 17g fat 23 carb 15 g fiber 6g sugar 63 g protein 879 mg sod 4 Ham Scalloped Potatoes Applesauce 530 cal. 10g fat 56 carb 2g fiber 9g sugar 32g protein 1,342mg sod. Monroe Center meals are open to the public. Reservations are not required but appreciated, especially on special days Note: Menu subject to change 5 Pork Loin Chops Mashed Potatoes Peas and Carrots Applesauce 478 cal. 13 g fat.48carb 12g fiber 18g sugar 36g protein 489mg sod Birthday Tilapia Baked Potato Green Beans 443 cal. 13g fat 46 carb 4g fiber 3g sugar 31g pro 869mg sod. 31 New Year s Eve Center open at 7:00 a.m. Party at 3:30 12 Breakfast to 1:00 26 Breakfast to 1:00 13 Silly Auction 20 Music 27 Hospice New Member Day Beef Stew Homemade Cornbread 29 End of Month BBQ Ribs Baked Potato Cauliflower 846 cal. 50g fat 45 carb 4g fiber 2g sugar 56g protein 14mg sod. 17 Pork Roast Mashed Potatoes Parsley Carrots Applesauce 503 cal. 18g fat 59 carb 9g fiber 4g sugar 31g pro. 749mg sodium Liver & Onions OR Salisbury Steak Mashed Potatoes Harvard Beets Side Salad Cobbler & Ice Cream No Salad Bar Today 11 Pork Chop & Sauerkraut Boiled Potato Broccoli 683 cal.15g fat 4 carb 12g fiber 4g sugar 27g pro. 1,655mg sod 18 Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Garlic Bread Peaches 780 cal. 25g fat 91 carb 9g fiber 6g sugar 31g protein 2,171mg sod. 25 Taco Salad in Tortilla Shell Spanish Rice Refried Beans 906 cal. 29g fat 133carb 12g fiber 4g sugar 34g protein 1,838mg sod Beef Tips Over Noodles Broccoli Fruit 765 cal. 4g fat 78 carb 10g fiber 12g sugar 28g pro. 1189mg sod. 19 Chicken Bruschetta Country Potatoes Broccoli Spears 858cal. 51g fat 65 carb 7g fiber 5g sugar 39g protein 1,278 mg sod. Chicken Ala King over Biscuits Peas & Carrots Fruit 469 cal. 19g fat 82 carb 11g fiber 10g sugar 10g pro. 689 mg sod. Liver & Onions or Salisbury Steak Mashed Potatoes Carrots 656 cal. 34g fat 76 carb 8g fiber 8g sugar 29g protein 1,548 sod. Roast Turkey Fundraiser $6 Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Pumpkin Dessert No Salad Bar Today Open Faced Beef Sandwiches Mashed Potatoes Green Peas 600 cal. 26g fat 75 carb 12g fiber 10g sugar 39g prot. 1,713 mg sod. Baked Chicken Sweet Potatoes Cauliflower Peaches 833 cal. 31g fat 60g carbs 9g fiber 46g protein 849mg sod. 14FedUp Odyssey Tilapia Almandine Rice Pilaf Harvard Beets 443 cal. 13g fat 66 carb 4g fiber 10 sugar 31g pro. 869mg sodium 21 Pulled Pork Sandwiches Sweet Potato Fries Celery Salad 1,088 cal. 46g fat 98 carb 15g fiber 18g sugar 36g pro. 1,284mg sod. 28 Goulash with Corn Green Beans Applesauce 518 cal. 11g fat 78 carb 10g fiber 25g sugar 31g protein 1,122 mg sod. 1 Potluck 11:00 to 1:00 Bring a dish to pass or pay $3 Center is Open 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 8 Salsa Meat Loaf Mashed Potatoes Harvard Beets 464 cal. 30g fat 29 carb 15g fiber 12g sugar 30g pro. 369 mg sodium Ranch Chicken Baked Potatoes Cauliflower 752 cal. 48g fat 25 carb 5g fiber 5g sugar 47g pro. 1,947mg sod. 22 Cottage Cheese 621 cal. 14g fat 78 carb 4g fiber 5g sugar 46g protein 1,328mg sod. Special $2.00 Chicken Tortilla or Vegetable Beef Soup Tuna or Grilled Cheese Sandwich 653 cal. 12g fat 52 carb 5g fiber 8g sugar 25g protein 1,218 sodium Bingo 2:30 Breakfast 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Ala Carte Sandwiches Breakfast 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Ala Carte Sandwiches 16 Breakfast 7:00 am to 1:00 pm 23 Ala Carte Sandwiches Breakfast 7:00 am to 1:00 pm 30 Ala Carte Sandwiches Breakfast 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Ala Carte Sandwiches January 2016 ENGAGE! Monroe Center for Healthy Aging $5 Special