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Free fans available for senior adults

Free fans available for senior adults with health risks

ALISBURY  Operation Fan-Heat Relief begins June 1.

The Rufty-Holmes Senior Center has received funding from the Duke Energy Foundation enabling the center to buy box fans for senior adults who may have health risks associated with the intense heat of summer.

Hot weather is not only uncomfortable; it also can aggravate some health conditions.

As people age, their bodies lose some ability to adapt to extreme heat. Some medications can increase heat sensitivity. Hot, humid weather may worsen many medical conditions such as asthma and COPD.

The fan program is intended for clients who have financial need and who do not have air conditioning. Priority is given to senior adults.

Eligibility requirements include:

" The recipient must be at least 60 years old or disabled.

" The recipient must be a resident of Rowan County.

If you qualify for a free box fan for summer heat relief, contact Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7703 or call the Senior Help Line at 704-216-7700.

Eligible senior adults may call to reserve a fan and pick it up at the Senior Center. The center will need the name, address, phone number, age and date of birth for the person receiving the fan.


AARP MEMBERSHIP PICNIC:
Thursday, June 1 at 12:30pm. Open to those ages 50 and older who are current members, as well as those who might be interested in membership. A hot dog lunch will precede the regular monthly meeting that begins at 1:00pm. Hot Dogs are provided - please bring a side dish or dessert. Guests are welcome but asked to pre-register by calling 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Avenue, Salisbury, NC
28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS:

Wednesday, July 5 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. A blood pressure kiosk is also available for use in the Fitness Annex anytime during normal operating hours, sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


GUITAR LESSONS:

Three new classes begin on Monday, July 10. Absolute Beginner Guitar will meet at 1:00pm, Beginner Guitar at 2:15pm, and Intermediate Guitar at 3:30pm. Learn or re-learn to play the guitar with instructor Bob Wingate. Bring your own guitar. The cost for either eight-week course is $40 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. For questions call Bob at 704-640-0279. To register call 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


HANDMADE ALL OCCASION CARD WORKSHOP:

Tuesday, July 11 at 2:00pm. Complete six handmade all occasion cards in one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $13 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Members need to register in advance by calling the Center at 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


ALL-AMERICAN HOT DOG LUNCHEON:

Tuesday, July 11 beginning at noon. In celebration of Independence Week, the Ambassadors Club will host a hot dog luncheon with all the trimmings prior to our weekly bingo game. Cost is $2.00 for a hot dog plate (includes drink). Bingo begins at 1:00pm for $1.50 per person. No reservations are necessary.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB:

Wednesday, July 12 at 12:00pm. Dr. Jeffrey "Jeff" Zeckser of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Novant Health Orthopedics will discuss non-surgical treatment for low back pain. Lunch will be provided. The Health and Fitness club is open to all adults 55 and older who are interested in improving their health or learning about health matters. This event is sponsored by Novant and The Laurels of Salisbury. There is no charge for this program, but you must register by July 10th to receive lunch. To register, stop by the front desk or call 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


WALK-ABOUTS CLUB MEETING:

Thursday, July 13 at 1:00pm, the Walk-Abouts will meet at Rufty-Holmes for a meeting to discuss the walks for the rest of the year. Everyone is welcome. Please call 704-216-7714 if you have any questions.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


WELCOME RECEPTION:

Thursday, July 20 from 3 - 4:30pm. Please join us for a 'meet & greet' with our new Executive Director, Nan Buehrer. Light Refreshments will be served. No reservations are necessary.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


NEW COMPUTER CLASSES:
Please pre-register by contacting the Front Desk at 704-216-7714. Class fee is $10 and must be paid at time of registration. Participants must be registered with the Center.

Internet Basics:
Wednesday, July 19 from 1:00 - 4:00pm. For people who are new to surfing the web, this class will offer the opportunity to explore popular sites and how to use them as well as discussing safety issues while you are online. Cost is $10.

Windows 10:
Monday, July 24 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. For this class, participants must bring their own Windows 10 laptop. We will look at Windows 10 and discuss problems encountered by class members. Questions asked will guide the direction of the class following a brief overview of Windows 10. Cost is $10.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


ANNUAL MEETING OF RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER, INC:

Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30pm at the Senior Center. The Annual Meeting of the local non-profit corporation that owns and operates the Senior Center. The Board of Directors will review the past administrative year, adopt a new budget, elect Officers and Directors, and evaluate Strategic Plan ideas. A picnic dinner will be served. Open to the public. Guests should make reservations by July 18 by calling 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


YOUNG AT HEART:

Wednesday, July 26 at 11:30am.Milton Iossi, who retired from a career in the Foreign Service, will be speaking about "National Security Threats, 2017." Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, and to register your attendance, call 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


WATERCOLOR JAM:

Wednesday, July 26 from 1:00-4:00pm. This is an open session for all watercolor painters to work on art creations. There is no instructor. Each artist must be responsible for his or her own supplies and for cleaning up afterwards. No registration is necessary

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB TRIP TO CATAWBA MEADOWS:

Friday, July 28. Meet at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 8:30am. The group will be leaving early to beat the heat, carpooling to the Catawba Meadows in Morganton, NC. Bring water, a snack, insect repellant and $3.00 to help drivers with gas. Dress appropriately for the weather. Participation is at your own risk. New participants will need to complete an information survey at the Front Desk. In case of inclement weather, call the Center, as the outing may be postponed. To register for this activity call 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


LIVING HEALTHY WITH DIABETES:

Starting August 7 from 4:30-7:00 pm. This evidenced based class meets every Monday through September 18. Facing the challenge of diabetes? Living Healthy with Diabetes can help. This class is geared towards those diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, or caregivers of people who have the diagnosis. Participants will gain practical ways to help manage diabetes through healthy diet and nutrition, and exercise. Sessions also cover medications and other treatment choices, how to reduce stress, and better ways to talk with doctors and family members about the condition. Learn from trained leaders. Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and your life. The 2-1/2 hour weekly class will meet at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call the center at 704-216-7714.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue,
Salisbury, NC 28144-5658
phone: 704.216.7714
email: office@ruftyholmes.org
fax: 704.633.8517


On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive Campaign

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State High- way Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off the seventh annual On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive campaign with a news conference Thurs- day at Upper Barton Creek on Falls Lake. The multi- agency safety initiative works to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the states roadways and waterways, both of which see increased traffic during summer months. Ac- cording to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard, North Car- olina ranks 10th nationally in boating fatalities.
No person should have to suffer the loss of a loved one as a result of impaired driving, said Maj. Todd Kennedy of the Wildlife Resources Commission. Every alcohol-re- lated death on our roadways and waterways is preventable. Whether on the road or on the water, if alcohol is going to be a part of your plans, have a designated driver.
Starting Memoral Day weekend, enforcement officers are conducting sobriety checkpoints and promoting public awareness to deter impaired operation of vehicles and ves- sels. Awareness and enforcement efforts are centered on four of the busiest summer weekends, including:

" June 30July 2, 2017
(Operation Dry Water)

" July 79, 2017

" September 24, 2017

In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood- alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08, or is sub- stantially impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, is subject to arrest.
The campaign is coordinated by the Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and Forensic Tests for Alcohol, and supported by local police and sheriffs offices, along with participating non-governmental organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information on boating safety and regulations visit www.ncwildlife.org/boating or call 919-707-0031.


Cheerwine: Celebrating 100 Years
2/16/2017 - 12/31/2017

Rowan Museum Details:

Celebrate 100 years of Cheerwine while learning about the historic soda brand that started right here in Rowan County! The exhibit is open Friday - Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 704-633-5946


Wine Tasting at Mean Mug Coffee

3/14/2017-2/12/19

Mean Mug Coffee Shop:

Every second tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, Mean Mug Coffee offers you the opportunity to try some fabulous wines and take a few bottles of your favorites home to enjoy! RSVP is required; please email: meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com.