Sisters in Stride, a program that supports Breast Cancer patients will be sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11AM to 1PM at the Friendship Hose Company No. 1, Inc. located at 15 East Big Spring Avenue. The meal includes and all you can eat spaghetti dinner complete with tossed salad and Italian bread for a donation of $10.00 per meal. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are available at the firehouse or the Newville Borough Office at 4 West Street, Newville
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Walking Together: Emotional Memory
Walking Together is presenting a talk on Thursday, September 13, 2018, by Karen Kaslow, RN, of Keystone Elder Law entitled “Emotional Memory”. Her talk will show how emotions are a key factor when caring for someone with memory loss. The impact of emotions on communication and behavior will be discussed. 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 (77)776-7525 or Cathy Graver at the Big Spring Senior Center, (717) 776-4478.
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 issues on a daily basis.
Open Resource Session – Are you interested in an Open Resource Session for your technology questions? Well, we at the Big Spring Senior Center would like to provide individuals an opportunity to come to the Center to ask their technology questions regarding their computer, smart phone, laptop, etc. Also, we can provide instructional time to learn basic computer programs, i.e. Facebook, Internet, Shopping on the Internet, Internet Security, etc. You would be welcome to bring in your handheld equipment to the Session. Please contact Cathy at the Big Spring Senior Center at 717-776-4478 to discuss your needs and set up an appointment.
Thursday, August 16th at 9:00 a.m. Zumba Gold: Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville. The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.00 a class for those 50 to 59. Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience. Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that Zumba not only has an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental function). No need to sign up; just walk in.
Thursday, August 16th at 9:00 a.m.: 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 player and are always looking for new players. Come out to play Corn Hole, Shuffleboard, Ladder Ball and board games in the mornings too. On Thursday afternoons, at 12:30 p.m., Bob Ballard or Bill and Linda Sweigart lead us in a variety of board and card games. Don’t ever consider playing games as frivolous; studies show that it stimulates your brain which helps counter the aging process.
Thursday, August 16th at 9:30 a.m. Walk w/Ease for Arthritis: Come join us on Monday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. wearing comfortable walking shoes. We will begin with warm ups and proceed with a 30 minute walk and cool down. Walking will be at a pace acceptable to all those in attendance and we meet at the Newville Rails to Trails Trailhead.
Monday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. Zumba Gold: Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville. The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.00 a class for those 50 to 59. Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience. Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that Zumba not only has an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental function). No need to sign up; just walk in.
Monday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. Wii Bowling: Join us to try your hand at bowling in front of a TV screen. It’s lots of fun and competitive too. No ball required. Just drop in for a game or two.
Monday, August 20th at 2:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting Opportunity: Do you have an interest in water coloring? It takes space, inspiration and motivation and we can help. Join our friendly group of painters. The cost is $1/week to the Senior Center. Please call 717-776-4478 to get more information.
Tuesday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m. Crafts at the Senior Center: We could use your help, hands and ideas. Come and make beaded jewelry, seasonal and everyday crafts, as well as making new friends.
Tuesday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m. Walk w/Ease for Arthritis: Come join us on Monday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. wearing comfortable walking shoes. We will begin with warm ups and proceed with a 30 minute walk and cool down. Walking will be at a pace acceptable to all those in attendance and we meet at the Newville Rails to Trails Trailhead.
Tuesday, August 21st at 1:00 p.m. Wii Bowling: Join us to try your hand at bowling in front of a TV screen. It’s lots of fun and competitive too. No ball required. Just drop in for a game or two.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:30 a.m. Yoga: This class is held at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function (from the Mayo Clinic website). The cost is $65 non-member/$55 if you are a member of the Senior Center for a 10 week session. Sessions can be pro-rated if you elect to join mid-session.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 9:30 a.m. Mind Matters – Human Trafficking in the United States. While human trafficking has received more media attention in recent years, many still believe it only happens in other nations. This presentation will discuss the current state of knowledge about human trafficking within the United States as it occurs to citizens of other nations as well as U.S. citizens.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Bible Study: Come out to enjoy an informative hour of Bible Study by Pastor John Hess of the Newville Church of the Brethren. Pastor Hess will be using the epistle of First John as his study.
SEATS LEFT!!! Thursday, September 6th: Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC - See the Bible come to Life! Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global & educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible, throughout the world. Cumberland County Senior Centers invite all 50 and better to join in a Roundtrip Motor Coach trip to this Museum. Trip cost is $87 for Senior Center Members and $95 for Non Senior Center Members. This includes roundtrip transportation, Museum of the Bible admission, dinner at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, group leader, taxes & gratuities. Registration deadline and payment are due by August 22nd. Additional costs are lunch on your own. Optional 1-hour guided tours can be purchased at the Museum for $8 in addition to 3 optional attractions/exhibits which have a nominal fee of $4-$8. Contact the Big Spring Senior Center at 717-776-4478 for more information on a specialized flyer and a registration form. Departure from Carlisle location will be at 8:00 a.m. and Exit 24 (Olde Scotland Exit Park & Ride) of I-81 at 8:30 a.m. Carpooling from the Big Spring Senior Center or the Newville Park & Ride will be arranged on an as needed basis.
The Big Spring Center is located at 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite #1, Newville, in the Mountain View Apartment Building. The phone number is 717-776-4478. Hours are weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A hot congregate meal is served at 11:30 a.m. Please call two weekdays ahead to make a meal reservation.
Visit our webpage at http://www.bigspringseniorcenter.weebly.com for information on our trips. Annual membership fee of $25 entitles you to a mailed newsletter, reduced trip fees and reduced exercise fees.
The Big Spring 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 US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Aging. Transportation is available through the Cumberland County Department of Transportation. Senior Center Staff can help with that process. Call 776-4478 for more information.
The annual Mifflin Fireman’s Fair will be held on August 17 & 18, 2018 at the Mifflin Athletic Association Fairground at the intersection of Roxbury Road and Brandy Run Road (Route 997). The Friday hours will be 4PM to 10PM, with entertainment by Randy Simpson starting at 6PM. Saturday hours include a car and tractor show from 10AM to 2PM, Chicken BBQ by the Newburg-Hopewell Fire Company at 11AM. Entertainment on Saturday will feature Runaway Train at 6PM. Games and prizes will be available, including bingo. Food includes: soup, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage with peppers and onions, fried foods, French fries, ice cream and desserts, funnel cake and snow cones. The event will benefit the Friendship Hose Company No. 1 of Newville, Newburg-Hopewell Vol. Fire Company, and the Upper Frankford Township Vol. Fire Company.
The John Graham Library at 9 Parsonage Street will host a book signing on August 18, 2018 from 9:00AM to 12:00Noon featuring local author Sherri Maret. Ms. Maret will be featuring her new book entitled “The Cloud Artist”. Her book is currently a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and the First Nation Community Read Award. The price of each book is $17.00, which includes tax. Ms. Maret is an author, teacher and librarian. For more information visit wwwsherrimaret.com.
- SPAGHETTI DINNER TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
- MEMORY LOSS PROGRAM FOR ELDERS
- AUGUST EVENTS AT THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER
- MIFFLIN FIREMAN’S FAIR AUGUST 17-18, 2018
- BOOK SIGNING at the JOHN GRAHAM LIBRARY
- ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH YARD SALE
- CUMBERLAND COUNTY DISASTER ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP
- CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF