Senior Center Closed for the Following Holidays:
The Senior Center will be closed Wednesday through Saturday on December 23rd - 26th for Christmas Holiday. Also, the Senior Center will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 for New Year’s.
Christmas Open House
On Wednesday, December 2nd Wayne County Services on Aging and Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department will be partnering to offer a Christmas Open House at the Peggy M Seegars Senior Center. The Open House will run from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. This event is free and the public is invited. DJ Wildheart will offer music and her own brand of fun! The Song Birds Choir will perform. We will join together for a sing-a-long, play games and have a great time. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us. For more information you can contact Stasia Fields of Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department at 919-739-7486 or Paula Edwards of Wayne County Services on Aging at 919-705-1785.
If you are looking for affordable, unique Christmas presents, look no further. Just come to the Senior Center Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 5, 9:00 AM until Noon to shop. We will be selling gift baskets, crafts, household items, Christmas goodies, cookbooks, scarves, tote bags, T-shirts, sweat shirts, caps, jewelry, crafts, collectables, Christmas decorations and more! For more information, contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785 for more information.
Open Enrollment for Medicare D
The last day for open enrollment for Medicare D is December 7, 2015. This is the time to change your drug plan or to get out of a Medicare Advantage Plan if you want. Counselors will be available on a first come first serve basis at the Senior Center on Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Wednesday’s from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm December 1 through December 7, 2015. Remember to bring your Medicare card and a list of your current medications. For more information contact Lisa Barker at 919-731-1608.
Happy Healthy Holidays
Holidays and special celebrations are a wonderful time to bring people together and food is often a focal point. There are many ways to enjoy get-togethers and not totally lose track of your healthy living goals. Come join us at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center on December 16th at 10:30 am for a fun filled morning. Michelle Estrada, Extension Agent from NC Cooperative Extension will be sharing delicious recipes and information. For more information contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their heating expense. LIEAP will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. LIEAP will be accepting applications at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center from December 1 until December 15 on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 1:00 pm. For more information contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
On Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM, the Senior Center’s Drama Club will put on a Christmas production consisting of 6 holiday skits. The colorful characters in the skits will make the audience laugh as they are placed in different situations during the holiday season. The skits will bring joy to the audience, but may also give the audience some things to think about in their own lives as the characters try to find the real spirit of the holiday.
Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
Do you have plastic bags from shopping and you don’t know what to do with them? Bring them to the Senior Center and let Judy Hales show you how to make a difference in a homeless person’s life by making sleeping mats. This is a wonderful way to recycle bags. Classes are on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. For more information contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
Public and Low Income Housing Advice
On Thursday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Howard Bass will be available at the Senior Center to offer advice and assistance on Public and Low Income Housing. Mr. Bass is President of the Resident Council for the Goldsboro Housing Authority. For more information, contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
On Monday, December 14, 2015 Ethel Barnes, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration will hold office hours from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, at the Senior Center. She will be available to answer social security questions and assist with enrolling in an online MySSA account. Appointments are not necessary. Ms. Barnes will see seniors on a first come, first served basis.
Update on Prostate Cancer
On Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 10:30 am, Carolyn Robertson, RN will be at the Senior Center to share facts and updates on Prostate Cancer. A question and answer period will follow the program. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
Eastpointe Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Team is offering caregiver classes at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center. These classes are geared for those who are caring for or have interest in the geriatric population. One hour of continuing education will be given for each participant at the end of the class. December’s class will be held on December 28 at 5:30 PM. December’s topic will be Depression or Dementia? There is no charge or age requirement for this class. For more information, contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
The Dance Party at the Senior Center is for seniors 60 and older. The dances will be on the following Friday’s in December: December 11 and December 18 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. It is free. Come and get your groove on! For more information please contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
Alzheimer & Dementia Educational Enlightment
The Alzheimer & Dementia Educational Enlightment invites caregivers, spouses, family members and those of the community to attend on December 10th at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. It will begin at 5:30 pm with refreshments. During this meeting, participants will be given helpful tips and information and will have the opportunity to meet others that may be facing similar challenges when dealing with an Alzheimer or Dementia diagnosed person. Tracy Smith, Executive Director of Country Side Villa will be the instructor. For more information please contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
Banks Peacock will be offering an Origami Class at the Senior Center on Thursday, December 3rd at 9:45 am. The project for December is ornaments and the paper will be provided. This class is free and is open to seniors. Registration is not needed. Contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785 for more information.
IPad/iPhone Class – Beginners and Intermediate
On Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:45 am, Banks Peacock will have a Beginners class on using your iPad and/or iPhone for seniors that are new to Ipads and iPhones. Also on December 10th at 10:45 am, Mr. Banks will have the Intermediate class. Classes are located at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. They are free and registration is not needed. Contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785 or visit the web site http://bit.ly/1hwpnGd for more information.
Arthritis Exercise Class
The Peggy Seegars Senior Center offers an Evidence Based Arthritis Exercise Class on Tuesdays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 10:15am. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. The program’s multiple components help reduce pain and stiffness, and help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength and functional ability. Individuals from basic to advanced capabilities will benefit from the program. The classes are conducted by Lisa Weston, a trained and certified instructor. For more information please contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1928.
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Free Blood Pressure Checks on the first Tuesday of each month. An RN from Gentiva Home Health will be available on December 1st from 12:00 to 1:00 to check your Blood Pressure. This is free. For more information contact Paula Edwards at 919-705-1785.
Volunteer of the Month
Dorothy Campbell has been voted as Volunteer of the Quarter. Mrs. Dorothy lived most of her life in Washington, DC until she retired. She worked with individuals that had mental disabilities for 31 years. She assisted the individuals in finding placement in group homes and trained them in Life Skills. After retiring, she moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina eight years ago with her husband of nine years to be close to her sister Rochelle Page. She has seven children, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a number of great great grandchildren. She has been attending the Senior Center for almost seven years. She started volunteering in the Nutrition Site serving meals six years ago. Mrs. Campbell also volunteers at her church, St. James AME Zion in the kitchen by cooking and serving for special events. She said that she enjoys cooking, bowling, sewing lingerie, and crocheting. Mrs. Dorothy learned how to sew and crochet at the Senior Center. She stated that she volunteers because she likes helping and working with people.