HAPPY NEW YEAR
CARVER CENTER SENIORS!
The Advisory Board of Carver Center is a community group supporting programs & members of the Carver Senior and Community Center in Purcellville, Va.
Senior Program M-F 9am-2pm. Lunch served. 55 and over. Many physical and social activities.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
CARVER CENTER SENIORS!
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Carver Center Meals on Wheels needs help. Can you volunteer a couple of hours a week?
NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY 1/9/17
NEW! CHAIR YOGA
(Ages 55 & up) Chair Yoga is tailored for
seniors while seated in a chair, and/or using a
chair for support. Mindful awareness, breathing
practices, joint movement, gentle stretching,
modified yoga poses, balance, core work, brain
teasers, and restorative relaxation make up this
unique class with a sequential format that is fun,
humorous and effective. Chair Yoga increases
mobility, body awareness, proper alignment,
and balance that aids in preventing falls and the
issues that follow, fostering independence. No
prior experience is necessary. Wear
comfortable clothing that you can move around
in. Bare feet or socks are encouraged.
Led by Lee Terryberry. First class starts 1/9/17.
Sign up on RecTrac #230615.
MONDAYS 11:00A-12:00P ongoing
C A R V E R C O N N E C T I O N JANUARY
SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMARY
10:30-12:00 Carver Advisory Board Meeting
12:00-2:00 Monthly Movie and Lunch
10:30-12:00 Monthly Hair Cuts
8:00 Jerry’s Jukebox
12:00 Library Outreach
2:30 Shopping Trip to Leesburg
Food Bank Donation Day
1:45 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
2:00 Lunch Bunch to Ford’s Fish Shack,
8:00 Jerry’s Jukebox
12:00 Book Club
12:15 Birthday Party for this month’s birthdays
12:00 Blood Pressure Check
ATTENTION CARVER CENTER USERS:
THE CARVER CENTER HOURS HAVE BEEN CUT BACK STARTING JANUARY 1ST. NewCarver Center Hours of Operation
Starting on January 1st, 2017, Carver Center will be operating on a new schedule. The hours of operation are as follows:
SENIOR PROGRAM HOURS:
9:00 AM-2:00 PM Ages 55 & Up
NEW COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS:
Monday & Wednesday
2:00 PM-7:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday
2:00 PM-8:00 PM
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Community Center closed
If you have questions about these new hours, please call
JANUARY NEWSLETTER: Carver Connections
HEALTHY EATING FOR SENIORS
Information on healthy diets for Seniors from a reliable source.
If you ve got your AARP card but you re still eating the way you did in your 20s, it s time for your diet to act your age. While most nutritional guidance is ageless, you do need to make some adjustments to fit the changing needs of your aging body.
CARVER SENIOR PROGRAM BUSES
Please note these changes in
Transportation Sign Up
Starting December 1st
Requesting a ride:
The Day Before use bus sign-up sheet in the Grand Hall.
When requesting or canceling a ride:
Please call driver BEFORE 7:30 a.m. on ride day.
CARVER SENIOR PROGRAM CLASSES
ADVANCED BEGINNER WATERCOLOR
(Ages 55 & up) Join Alice Power for the next
step in watercolor painting. Participants will
learn the skills of watercolor painting in a fun
and supportive environment. All supplies will be
provided. Instruction will end at 2:00 but
students can stay until 2:30 to finish off any
work. ENROLLMENT STARTS 11/16/16.
BEGINNER WATERCOLOR PAINTING
(Ages 55 & up) We will start from the very
beginning – learning fundamental skills and their
application to complete a painting. All supplies
will be provided. Instruction by Alice Power.
Instruction will end at 2:00 but students can stay
until 2:30 to finish off any work. ENROLLMENT
(Ages 55 & up) A class for students who are
beyond an advanced beginner understanding of
working with watercolors and are ready for
additional challenges using their own materials.
Instruction by Alice Power. Instruction will end
at 2:00 but students can stay until 2:30 to finish
off any work. ENROLLMENT STARTS
DECLUTTERING FOR SENIORS
(Ages 55 & up) This four week course will help
seniors decide how to de-clutter their homes
and their lives, a process which will increase
time for the more important things in life such as
family, friends and fun activities. The class will
include basic instructions for decluttering your
entire house including the various rooms and
closets and developing decluttering habits that
will last you the rest of your life. NO NEW
SIGNUPS AFTER WEEK ONE.
Leader: Carolyn Bledsoe.
(Ages 55 & up) The Basic class will teach eight
basic chords, transitions between chords, timing
rhythm, and several strumming patterns. The
Intermediate class will develop those skills.
Those who have successfully learned these
things will be encouraged to join the Ukulele
Fun! session. You don't even haVe to own a
ukulele - the first six participants without an
instrument may use Carver ukuleles during
class time. Led by Carolyn Bledsoe and Guy
COMPUTERS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
(Ages 55 & up) A friendly introduction to using
computers, including email and the internet.
Designed for those with little or no background
in using a computer. Fee includes $12 cost of
optional textbook. Instructor: Ibby Dickson.
EMAIL AND INTERNET
(Ages 55 & up) A focused look at email and the
internet, for students with little background in
using a computer. Instructor: Ibby Dickson.
Advisory Board’s Holiday Gift Shop Sale
Thursday, December 1st, 9:00-12:00
(Ages 55 & up) RecTrac # 230657-01
Come and support your Advisory Board's Holiday Sale. Gift Shop items will be on
sale at very reasonable prices. If you missed the Bazaar, then visit the Holiday
Sale and purchase your holiday gifts early!
Carver Senior Program Holiday Lunch
Friday, December 16th, 12:00-12:45
(Ages 55 & up) RecTrac #230651-01
Carver’s annual winter holiday event begins with a
delicious holiday luncheon followed by entertainment by
the Carver Theater Group performing their Holiday Play.
Lunch is by donation for those 60 and older.
Cost for 55-59 year-olds is $4.
Thanksgiving and Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Thursday, November 17th, 11:15-1:00
(Ages 55 & up) RecTrac #130613-01
Thanksgiving is the time of year we give thanks for all our blessings. Help us honor the many dedicated volunteers who keep Carver up and running. A surprise performance will round out the Volunteer Recognition. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings will then be served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with musical entertainment provided by Bruce Shaffer. Please bring a canned good for the food bank collection.
Lunch is by donation for those 60 and older.
Cost for 55-59 year olds is $4.
AARP Research on Age:
As a society, we have traditionally seen aging or getting older as a negative.
However, today, on an individual level, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Respondents in this survey have made it clear –
age is relative! For starters, our
view of ourselves and what age is “over the hill”
changes over time; Millennials see it as age 56
GenX at age 62
and Baby Boomers say at age 75
Regardless of age, ~95% of respondents believe they are still learning. In fact, 80%
claim they learned something new (a language, a class, a skill) in the past year.
Most (~70%) celebrate their age and believe aging is about living, not dying
Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 1st, 10:30-1:30
(Ages 55 & up) RecTrac # 430624
Join us at Carver Center for fun games, a special
lunch and a good ol’ sing-along.
BEWARE ZIKA IN LOUDOUN
Please listen to this important information to protect yourself from Zika infection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTMWt0q6OG8
This video shows steps that kids can take to keep themselves and their family free of mosquitoes that can transmit Zika and other infections
We honor our sisters and brothers of the Carver Alumni Association who attended the Geo. Washington Carver School. This amazing group helped to preserve and revive the Carver School so that Loudoun senior citizens and the Purcellville community can enjoy the building today. http://www.carveralumni.net/
CARVER CENTER HISTORY
George Washington Carver School
The eight room George Washington Carver School in Purcellville (now the Carver Center) was considered the county’s first modern elementary school for black children.
PURCELLVILLE colored schools, Mt. Gilead District Data as of 3/2/2016 1) Instructors: 1930/31 Academic Year: On April 2, 1930, the patrons of the Teachers League of Purcellville Colored School pe…
LET YOU VOICE BE HEARD! May 4th
Do you have a great idea for Senior programming?
Do you want pickleball at Carver?
Do you have a complaint?
Carver Town Hall Style Meeting
Wednesday, May 4th 1:00-2:00
Mark your calendar for this quarterly Town Hall Style Meeting for members and participants of Carver.
This is your chance to offer suggestions for improvements to the center, ask questions, and learn about all things relating to Carver Center, the Area Agency on Aging and Parks, Recreation & Community Services.
Please feel free to write your question on paper provided on the credenza in the main entry hall and place it in the box. We will address all questions and concerns submitted.
COMING TO THE CARVER CENTER SENIOR PROGRAM
Mother’s Day Dance
Friday, May 6th, 1:00-3:00
(Ages 55 & up) Rectrac #330639-01 $3.00
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special dance at Carver
Center, with DJ Sky Dantinne. The theme is “Beauties
Through the Years” and will feature ‘golden oldie’ songs
that will take you down Memory Lane, as well as more
contemporary songs to get your toes tapping. We will also
compose a board of “Beautiful Carver
Babies” so give Debra Foster your baby
photos by Friday, April 29th to be scanned
into the collage where all seniors can
guess the beautiful baby in the photo!
CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS: Light Up Loudoun Volunteer Program
June 10 – Volunteer Annual Recognition event at Alamo Theater
Loudoun is fortunate to have many volunteers assisting our Seniors and others in need. Once a year, we are celebrated with an invitation to a fun outing or luncheon.
This year, we are fortunate to have a gathering at the Alamo Theater at OneLoudoun. Volunteers will be receiving their invitation cards in the mail to this spring. Remember to RSVP!
On June 10th, we'll be feted with a social time at the bar (non-alcoholic drinks are free), a first run movie and a delicious lunch that we order from the Alamo menu right in the theater!
Even first time attendees will likely see folks from their community or senior center to greet and gab with, and the lunch is both delicious and filling. Did I mention we get a movie-sized candy selection as well?
Woukld you like to volunteer at Carver Center or elsewhere in the county? Let as staffperson know of your interest and you'll be directed on how to apply.
Thank you, Debra Bressler!
Adult Volunteer Program
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APRIL CARVER CONNECTION
Senior Center Members can have the option to have their Carver Connection snail-mailed to them, but the most efficient way for everyone, including seniors, is to receive the notification e-mail and view it on our website, as it is posted there before we even get the hard copies back from the printer.
GIVING BACK: Home-Delivered Meals Program Volunteers Needed at Carver Center.
HDM Volunteers are our
greatest need on a continual
basis, even if you only
have one hour per month.
We have four routes that
need delivering five days
per week, every month and we would like
to fill our calendar with willing volunteers.
You are welcome to pick up a volunteer
packet anytime at Carver Center. Our inhouse
Volunteer Coordinator is Beth Mills. 571-258-3400
SPECIAL HOUSING INFORMATION PROGRAM
COUNTYWIDE HOUSING CHOICES FAIR
Bus from Carver—$1.00 Please register #327670-02
Thursday, April 28th: 10AM-2PM
Senior Center of Leesburg
Talk to representatives
Gather details on housing options
Visit with 20 area housing providers
CARVER CENTER APRIL EVENTS
Activities marked with a * require minimum participation to run.
April 1st 12:00-2:00 Monthly Lunch and a Movie
April 4th 10:30-12:00 Monthly Haircuts
April 5th 10:30-12:00 Carver Advisory Board Meeting
April 6th 12:45-2:00 Afternoon Tea
April 11th 12:30-2:30 Shopping Trip to Leesburg*
April 12th 10:00-11:30 Hearing Help with Joan Cassidy
7:15-8:30 Jerry’s Jukebox
April 13th 11:00-12:00 Library Outreach Program
April 14th Food Bank Donation Day
10:00-12:00 Blood Pressure Checks
12:30-2:00 Trip to local Grocery Store instead of Fri. 15th
4:00-8:00 Supper Club to Bungalow Lakehouse, Sterling*
April 15th 12:30-2:00 Senior Play Production
April 20th 11:00-2:00 Lunch Bunch to Red, Hot & Blue, Leesburg*
April 21st 12:15 Birthday Party for this month’s birthdays
12:45 Trip to local Grocery Store instead of Friday 22nd
April 22nd 12:30-1:30 Earth Day Celebration Presentation
April 26th 7:15-8:30 Jerry’s Jukebox
April 27th 10:30-12:00 Book Club
April 28th 10:00-12:00 Blood Pressure Checks
April 30th 1:00-5:30 Appraisal Day
CARVER CENTER ADVISORY BOARD
MARCH 1, 2016
Water Walking Program
Bananna Splits Request
Facebook content approvals
CARVER CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
February 2, 2016
Approved March 1st
April Board meeting on Tuesday, April 5th
Members Present: Matthew Gallelli, Ann Hardy , Myrtle Mahowold, Sarah MaWhorter, Marge Schweitzer, Clair Sixma, Ruby Pierce, Maureen Skahan
Staff: Jennifer Lumley
Visitors: Lynette Harvey, Sheila Sparks
There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order by Matthew at 10:37. The minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and accepted.Jennifer asked a question regarding the drop-in fee mentioned. The fee is included so there is no extra fee. The information stands clarified.
The treasurer’s report was read. Beginning balance was $13,389.77. Gift shop receipts $28.00 and interest were the only income. Checks written in the amount of $142.13. These included tax payments and an unknown chek for$13.00. ck 1442 was identified as for a half-price membership scholarship. The amended report was accepted after Clair moved and Myrtle seconded .
President’s remarks centered on good feed back he was receiving from the community and membership. Congratulations to the Board.
Committee assignments: Nominations: Asking for Volunteers, this committee has a 3 member minimum. Maureen volunteered but can’t as she is an officer. Marge, Ann, and Clair volunteered. Matthew appointed them. Details of the committee actions outlined in the by-laws.They will report on status at next meeting.
Other Committee reports. No additional report from Myrtle. Sunshine Committee, Ruby reported quite a few birthdays for December and January. Thinking of you also. Ruby is o.k. with stamps and just got a whole slew of cards. The publicity committee has nothing to report, per Maureen
Old Business: Water Walking class. Some discussion about trying another months tickets to get it going again. Question of participation due to lack of structure. Complaints that the water was too cold. Jennifer suggested weather was a factor. Marge moved that a survey of people to determine interest be done before we fund it again. 2nd by Maureen. Discussion centered on facility accommodations.
Audit: Matthew contacted Doc, who does the tax clinic, as to wether he is willing to audit the books. Has not heard back. Maureen moved an independent audit be done. Sheila Ralph informed the members that a review should be considered as an audit was a lengthy and expensive process. Maureen amended her motion that either an independent audit or review be completed and it as 2nd by Myrtle. Motion carried.
Staff funding request: $20.00 for scholarship for art class.Maureen moved pay it, Ann 2nd, motion carried. Gift request for retiring central kitchen staff member, Connie. Are other centers contributing? Unknown. Are we considering a monetary gift? Clair moved not more than$100 be spent. Ruby 2nd.Myrtle felt this was an overreach. Others agreed suggested a card. Question called.motion declined. Determined to send a congratulatory card. In addition to costs of mailing the newsletter, must renew non-profit permit for $225. Marge moved pay permit Myrtle 2nd. Motion amended that this become a regular expenditure. Motion carried. Visitor Lynette requested that a motion be made to bring back the banana splits at the monthly birthday party by a member. So moved by Clair.Myrtle 2nd. Lynette continued that this was a gift bequest by Burl to the Center. The question was raised as to if the money ran out. It hasn’t. Burl gave$350.00 for same. Jennifer stated that nothing could be done without Beth’s input. If this is a board project should not the money come to the Board? As it stands, Center provides the ice cream, Lynette will provide the toppings and banannas. Request made to table the motion. Clair concurred. Ayes carried. Motion tabled.
Myrtle distributed an email to the Exec. Committee from Matthew regarding their working relationship, which deteriorated over the last months. Myrtle turned in her key for the gift shop and resigned from her leadership from the spring bazaar. General comments centered on regrets that personalities got in the way of the good work that has been done. Matthew offered an apology to Myrtle for any mistakes he may have made. It was accepted. Ann said lets stop the meeting and perhaps this can be worked out.
Jennifer brought up a request that disclaimer be added to the Advisory Board’s page that the content was not approved by LOCP&R. Myrtle moved that nothing be put on FB without going thru the Board. Clair 2nd.Maureen requested clarification as to general content v. Specific. It was determined to be general. Motion carried. Clair moved adjourn, Maureen 2nd, carried.
Maureen Skahan, Secretary
ADDENDUM : Since this meeting one of our own has passed away. Ralph Hough, husband to manager Carol Hough, was a much respected and liked member of our community. By email and in person the Board was polled and approved a gift in condolence to his family of up to $100.00. To facilitate this offering, Myrtle purchased a $100 gift card from Martin’s on behalf of the Board
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