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Volume 11, Number 2 March - April 2013

View This Section Online At www.berkeleyseniorservices.org

~ Celebrity Sports Breakfast - April 6th ~ Is Sitting the new Smoking Health Risk ~ Making A 100th Birthday Special ~ Medicare vs. Medicaid

Spring Into Action...


Please designate your CFC and United Way donations to Berkeley Senior Services #98181

From the Executive Director Celebrity Sports Breakfast 4 Adult Day Services 5 Family Caregiver Support Opportunity 6 Alzheimers Care / March is BIA Month 7 Activities and Wellness Owls Event 8 Is Sitting the new Smoking Health Risk 9-10 March and April Activities 11 Birthday Royalty 12-13 March and April Lunch Menus 14 E.G.O 15 Thank Yous / Bus Trips 16 Senior Idol comes to BSS 18 Health Care Exchanges & Transportation 19 Senior Support Services 20 In Home Care 21 Medicare 101 23 Computer Lab 24 AARP Safe Driving

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ADULT DAY SERVICES IN-HOME CARE SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES NUTRITION PROGRAM TRANSPORTATION RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission at Berkeley Senior Services is to offer a network of programs and services to enable Seniors to remain independent, participating members of our community. Berkeley Senior Services is funded by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging, Berkeley County Commission, The City of Martinsburg, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (CFC # 98181), and by private donations. The Senior Center will provide services to persons 60 years of age or older, irrespective of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, political affiliation, belief, or handicap. Persons under age 60 are welcome guests to our programs and services and certain restrictions and fees may apply.

415 Wilson Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 (304) 267-9983 Fax (304) 263-7106 Display Ads: graphics@yourbg.com

2013 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE


Fourth Wednesday of Every Other Month at 3:00 Meetings are open to the public.

Valentines Day Party 2013 John and Mary Shultz - Married 61 Years Page 2

On the cover:
Sarah Jones rides the trike with Jimmy White from M&J Motors

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIR ECT OR


Linda Holtzapple, Executive Director

REDSKINS
Former Washington Redskins to visit the Senior Center!
Come join us Saturday, April 6th at Berkeley Senior Center and meet Washington Redskins alumni, win Washington Redskins memorabilia, and enjoy a buffet breakfast at our annual Celebrity Sports Breakfast. Honorary Chairperson and 1982 NFL MVP, Mark Moseley, will kick off the event as this years guest speaker. Other invited alumni are: NFL Hall of Famer Charley Taylor, Pat Fischer, Ron McDole, Ravin Caldwell, Ricky Ervins, Mike Bragg, Roy Jefferson, Jimmie Jones, and Ron Saul. The breakfast will begin at 9:00, with an opportunity to meet and greet former players as well as get an up close look at a Super Bowl Ring! Tickets for the event are $15.00 and now available at Berkeley Senior Services. Because seating is limited, advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
The breakfast is sponsored by the Martinsburg Kiwanis Club and all proceeds will benefit Berkeley Senior Services. Sponsorship packages are also available for the event. For more information, please contact Amy Orndoff at amy.rdc@berkeleyseniorservices.org or call 304-263-8873 ext. 130.

THE WASHINGTON

Welcome to the March/April Senior Spirit, the official newsletter of Berkeley Senior Services. I hope you will Spring into Action and join us at the Senior Center for lunch and activities. We offer a network of services which enable our communitys seniors to stay independent and living in their own homes where they are happiest and most comfortable. We are pleased to announce that we have new board leadership; Bill Cornett, President, and Pastor Eddie Edmunds, Vice President. Guy Avey, is serving his second year as Treasurer, and Lillie Largent is serving her second year as Secretary. We are looking forward to another great year as our leadership and board membership Spring Into Action on your behalf. Spring is a time of renewal and we look forward to the warmer weather and rainfall that makes the daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers bloom once again. Consider volunteering at the Senior Center and Spring into Action -you can provide the warmth that cheers others, lifts burdens, and help those we serve bloom and feel renewed. We have many opportunities for volunteering, from taking seniors shopping to teaching a craft or skill. Contact Veda, extension 103, for more information on volunteering. Linda Holtzapple Executive Director

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ADULT DAY SERVICES


304-263-8873, Ext. 114 Celebrating 17 Years!
Supporting Families in Adult Caregiving
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Program Manager: Kathy McIntyre, BSW, LSW (15+) Ext. 114 Activities Coordinator: Katherine Donovan (5+) Ext. 118 Activities Assistants: Dale Bradfield (10+), Jackie Galbraith, Deana Keplinger (5+), Sarah Melchek, Shelley Lynn (5+), Jessica Seibert, and Kathleen Teter.

Adult Day Services provides family caregivers with respite (a break from the constancy of care, attention to rest, take care of errands, or do what they need to refuel their physical and emotional energies). While they do so, their assisted adult loved one receives safe, supervised assistance with activities they enjoy, as well as personal care if needed. They can join the congregate program at the Senior Center or we can come to their home. Family caregivers are provided also with free information and referral services, care counseling and support groups, and educational trainings. A caregiver resource library of books, videos, and computer access is provided, as well as a modest lending closet of durable supplies. Our trained and experienced team of staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing care and assistance at the same level they would their own family member, many of whom have been or are family caregivers themselves. Theres a little known ritual we have during our monthly staff meeting. On occasion, when a person we have cared for passes away, we light a candle during the meeting and share our memories of that participant as a way of putting closure to our experience, and to honor the one for whom we cared (both physically and emotionally). If you are a family caregiver who needs a bit of a break in caregiving each month or each week, or if you would like your assisted loved one to benefit from meaningful activities and socialization, give us a call or stop by for more information.

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FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES


For more information regarding any of the following listings, call Kathy McIntyre at 304-263-8873, Ext. 114.

supportive interaction among attendees. For more information: * call Lindsey Sipes at (717) 860-3404, * e-mail TBI_supportgroup@hotmail.com, * and/or check our web site: http://panhandletbisupportgroup.webs.com

affected by Alzheimers or a related dementia and their family members. On-site adult respite care is available and lunch with advance notice. We encourage employers to support their employees who care for an adult family member with dementia, by allowing them a lunch break opportunity to attend these helpful and beneficial meetings.

Brain Fitness Club


This monthly first Monday 10:00am-11:30am educational group is attended by folks, concerned about their memory health, may have confirmed early memory loss, or wish to attend with a family member with early memory loss. For more information contact Shari Scolaro at scolaros@frontier.com or call 304-754-4230.

First Friday LunchOut


Treat yourself to a midday (11:30am-1:00pm) break in a light-hearted atmosphere to talk about everyday topics as a way of breaking the constant focus on caregiving. Family caregivers are also supported in the sharing of challenges and solution ideas of current caregiving situations. You are welcome to attend any LunchOut gathering. Contact Kathy ahead to reserve adequate seating.

NEW EVENING ALZHEIMERS Support Group


Due to interest expressed for an evening group for working family caregivers, ADS is sponsoring an evening support group for families caring for or concerned about a loved one with Alzheimers or a related dementia. The monthly meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning March 26th. Interested persons are to call for a specific time based on expressed interest of early inquirers. Inquirers will also be put on a notification list in the event of a weather-related schedule change.

TBI Support Group


Providing information and support to brain injury survivors of all ages and/or their loved ones, this group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Berkeley Senior Center 6:30pm-8:30pm. Meetings include an informative speaker or encouraging activity. Time is provided for

Alzheimers & Related Dementias Support Group


This new monthly group, meeting the second Friday of each month 11:30-1:00, is open to anyone

What are you waiting for ?


Get your hearing tested !
Michael Zagarella, AuD Doctor of Audiology Providing Professional Hearing Care in Martinsburg for 25 years.

Part of ADS Staff and Participants enjoying a treated meal at Hosss

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THE PERSON COMES FIRST: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO ALZHEIMERS CARE:


A training for anyone responsible for the care of individuals with Alzheimers or Related Dementia Topics to be covered Defining Dementia & Alzheimers Disease Effectively Communicating Understanding & Responding to Behaviors Working with Families Making Activities Meaningful Spring Training Date TBA- Interested persons should call Kathy McIntyre to get name on call list at 304-263-8873 Ext. 114. State your interest in one-day, half-day, weekend, or evening training. She will notify you once the class date & time is scheduled. $40 Course Tuition FREE to family caregivers. NOTE: This course includes a take-home manual for the cost of $7.00 to be paid to the instructor the day of class. Students who attend the entire course will receive a certificate of completion.

Berkeley Senior Services hosts a Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group the second Tuesday evening of each month. This group is comprised of TBI survivors of all ages and levels of functioning and their supportive family member. Often there are speakers to discuss any aspect that effects families be it legal, rehabilitative, leisure, advocacy, etc. Through this group, folks have learned that brain injury is never the same in any two people, can lead to swallowing issues, can affect ability to smell, and much more. The group has a wealth of personal experiences to share in where to go for what and how to go about getting it. Many members, who even come from other counties or states, report that the group helps them to not feel alone in this brain injury wellness journey. Additional resources in WV are: * Mike Davis, Brain Injury Alliance of WV, mdavis@brainman.com, 1-304-545-0216, http:// www.biawestvirginia.org/index.htm * Terry Cunningham, WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities, tcunningham@hsc.wvu.edu, 1-877-724-8244, www.cedwvu.org * Adult Day Services, 304-263-8873, Ext. 114, has books and other resources for loan as well as respite care for qualifying family caregivers. For additional information related to brain injury, some upcoming webinars include: May 8th @ 3pm- Using Computers to Assist in Cognitive Rehabilitation. Dr. Gerald Volebel will present an overview of the best practices in cognitive rehabilitation and how computerbased training programs can help cognitive recovery after brain injury. July 31st @ 3pm- Getting Things Done with Smart Apps. Michelle Ranae Wild will explore a number of productivity apps available to help after brain injury. The webinar will explore two notetaking apps: Evernote (a popular free notetaking app) and Inspiration Maps (a great app for taking graphical notes). These notetaking apps can be used to help with memory and organization in home, school, and work environments. In addition, well explore Quick Password Manager, a great password management app to help remember all those passwords we have to track on a daily basis. The webinar will also take a look at PDF Pen, an app that will allow us to fill out and sign PDF files, eliminating the need for a fax. Finally, well check out QCard, an alternative to the traditional Calendar and Reminders app. To register for either webinar, log onto: https://secure.biausa.org/ SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=61.

March is BIA Month


-Kathy McIntyre
Have you ever sustained a bump or jolt to your head from a fall, car or sports accident after which you were assessed to be fine? Do you know if you ever acquired a brain injury? Many people experience unexplained medical challenges in their life that are related to a brain injury of which they are not aware. Not until several recent deaths of football players, did a large number of retired athletes, who have developed traumatic brain injury and/or Alzheimers, come together on a major lawsuit against the NFL for concealing information linking footballrelated injuries to long-term brain damage, according to Good Morning Americas Jim Avila, Enjoli Francis, and Lauren Pearle, June 7, 2012. Brain injury often does not show up right away. The damage may be small at first but it does effect the overall functioning of the brain and, over time with additional offenses, the brain begins to reveal the long-term damage that has been done. Many seniors, through a lifetime of accumulated accidents, could have brain injury which can affect a number of physical and mental functions. It is important to discuss this possibility with a physician if one suspects this to be the case. Seniors also need to be cautious when walking, standing, or sitting because most accidents that lead to brain injury among the older population are from falling.
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5th ANNUAL OWLS EVENT


Older Wiser Living Stronger
Blue Ridge CTC Nursing Student conducts a health assessment with Margaret Broadwater

WVU Health Sciences Center


On the Campus of City Hospital, Inc. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL PRE-REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED Tuesday, March 26, 2013 8:30 am -- Registration 9:00 am -- 12:00 Noon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Funk Pills & Parts Presentation by: Dan Munsey, RN and Dr. Murphy Health Screenings: - Blood Pressure - Pulse Ox - Weight BMI - Glucose Screening - Legs for Life Questionnaire - Waist Circumference - RHR & Body Comp

ACTIVITIES & WELLNESS


Rhonda Singer, Activities Director; Ext. 117 Dianne Waldron, Activities Assistant; Ext. 106 Spring into action and come join us at the Senior Center, and take advantage of all the diversified activities and programs in March and April! There is something for everyone. Bring a friend! If you drive and know someone who does not anymore, invite them and offer a ride. It will make a big difference for both of you. Please read the events calendars carefully, found on pages 9 and 10, and be sure to check the menu for that day as well, found on pages 12 and 13. Please sign up for lunch before 9:30 am on a given day. Enjoy a FREE Work-out on our state-of-the-art exercise equipment in the Fitness Room, with a regulation floor for safety when exercising. All great for cardio exercise health and arthritis too! Open M-F, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except when special classes are being conducted. Dont delay--come in and fill out a Release Form and check it out!

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IS SITTINGTHE NEW SMOKING HEALTH RISK?


Did that get your attention? According to Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the effects of inactivity (sitting) are as bad for our health as the side effects of smoking. Dr. Levine has walked on a treadmill while working for years. He has an ongoing study to test the effects of sitting vs. being active while working. Dr. Levine cites a study where adults who spent more than four hours a day sitting in front of the television, had an 80 percent increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared with adults who spent less than two hours a day in front of the TV. But it appears we dont have to go to the extreme that Dr. Levine does with exercise. National Public Radios popular show The Peoples Pharmacy with Joe and Terry Graedon, recently featured Gretchen Reynolds, author of the Phys Ed column in the New York Times. Ms. Reynolds, author of the book, The First Twenty Minutes, discussed the profound difference that a mere 20 minutes of activity can have on our bodies. Ms. Reynolds cites research that supports the profound difference the initial 20 minutes of exercise makes physiologically at the cellular level. Studies indicate that 20-30 minutes of regular exercise decreases the chance of death by 20%. Adding multiples of 15- minute intervals continues to decrease the risk by 4%. Gretchen Reynolds book, The First Twenty Minutes, discusses the importance of exercise, not only to physical health, but to mental health. See how important just 20 minutes can be! Ms. Reynolds continues by encouraging individuals to avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time. Stand more often she states. Every 20-30 minutes, stand for a couple of minutes and walk around your house. She concludes by emphasizing the impact of exercise on brain health. Her parting summary....if you sit all the time, you decrease blood flow to the brain. With decreased blood flow to the brain, you make fewer new brain cells. If you move for 20 minutes, it appears that you can double the amount of new brain cells you create. This occurs particularly in the area of the brain related to memory and learning.

So, if you want to remember where you put your car keys, she says, if you want to learn new skills throughout your life, you need to be moving, and 20 minutes seems to be the key. Another featured guest on The Peoples Pharmacy was James Blumenthal, Ph.D. He specializes in Medical Psychology and Cardiology at Duke University. Dr. Blumenthals research is more specific to the relationship between exercise and depression. However, he refers to Dr. Levines theory that among the risk factors for poor health, inactivity may be more hazardous than smoking. At Duke, Dr. Blumenthal studies the power of exercise to improve mood and memory. His research has identified exercise to be comparable to medication as treatment for depression. Dr. Blumenthal says people who exercise are more likely to stick with treatment. They are half as likely to relapse. You dont have to run a marathon. Thirty minutes of exercise will change your life. His study involved walking 30 minutes 3 times weekly for a 16 week period of time. What kind of exercise is most effective for health benefits? Most research has been done with aerobic exercise, but Dr. Blumenthal says doing something, anything, is what is most important. Why does exercise work to treat depression? He says we really dont know whether its the release of endorphins, the improvement in confidence, the feeling of self-control, or a combination of these factors, only that it does work. How do you change the mindset of inactivity? An Australian study indicates that life is decreased by 22 minutes for every hour of inactivity. The good news is that it is never too late to start. Dr. Blumenthal is principal investigator in an ongoing clinical trial at Duke called ENLIGHTEN (Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Cognitive and Cardiovascular Health Enhancement) which examines the effects of exercise, the DASH diet, and a combined exercise and DASH intervention on cognitive function in adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cognitive deficits. Dr. Blumenthal encourages every physician to recommend exercise to all their patients. Source: WV Bureau of Senior Services, Food and Fitness for February 2013; Submitted by Susan M. Poindexter, MS, RD, LD, CDE

L-R: Jimmy Green (90+ Years Old), Don Sealing and Carl King enjoy exercising together
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David Price working it on the NuStep at the Senior Center


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SAINT PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION AT BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER Tuesday, MARCH 19th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
WEAR GREEN ENJOY AND GOOD OLE FUN & FELLOWSHIP! Sing-A-Long LUNCH MENU (Suggested Donation) BBQ Pork on Wheat Bun, Cole Slaw w/Carrots, Special Dessert Call 263-8873 (x117) to sign up for lunch or come into the Senior Center and sign up at the Lobby Desk

SPRING CELEBRATION! FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013 AT BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER 10:00 AM -- EGG HUNT
Wear your favorite Bonnet! LUNCH MENU (Suggested Donation) Oven Baked Salmon, Wild Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Roll w/Butter, Pineapple Fluff Call 304-263-8873 to sign up for lunch or come into the Senior Center and sign up at the Lobby Desk
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CELEBRITY SPORTS BREAKFAST


Honorary Chairman and Guest Speaker Mark Moseley
Former Washington Redskins and 1982 NFL MVP

WHEN: TIME: WHERE:

Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:00 am - 11:00 am Berkeley Senior Center TICKETS: $15.00

REDSKINS

THE WASHINGTON

Tickets available at the Senior Center, 217 N. High St., or the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau; 115 N. Queen St., Martinsburg Breakfast Sponsored by the Martinsburg Kiwanis Club

For more information, please contact Amy Orndoff at amy.rdc@berkeleyseniorservices.org or call 304-263-8873 ext. 130
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BIRTHDAY ROYALTY
for the months of November & December January King Don Sealing and Queen Rhoda Brindle

Please join us for a

Community Sunrise Service


The first Easter began when Christ rose from the tomb. Let us join together Easter morning at Rosedale Cemetery to celebrate Easter as the sun rises. We will gather at 7:00am, Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 in the Garden of the Cross, beside the three Crosses. Please join us for this special service, coffee and pastries inside Rosedale Funeral Home after the service. Please call for directions or information. (304) 263-4922

at Rosedale Cemetery

Program Itinerary
6:45-7:00am Gathering at the Crosses 7:00am......Welcome by Kelly Crowley
February King Sy Blye and Queen Wilma Jenkins

Message from Pastor John Yost Invitation for refreshments by Kelly Crowley
Speaking will be Pastor John Yost of St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 700 New York Ave, in Martinsburg. Pastor John is married with three children and eight grandchildren. He has been a resident of West Virginia most of his life. He has pastored rural and in-town churches and has been the Pastor of St. Lukes for several years.

Local Senior turns 100!


A local senior is our community will turn 100 this March! In lieu of any presents or parties, the only request she has is to receive as many cards as possible. We would like to surprise her by showering her with as many cards as possible. If you would like to send her a birthday greeting and brighten her 100th Birthday, please send your card to: Berkeley Senior Services C/O Anns Birthday 217 North High Street Martinsburg, WV 25404

917 Cemetery Rd. Martinsburg, WV Joseph R. Spewock, LIC (304) 263-4922


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REMEMBER POPEYE?

Im Popeye the sailor man! Im Popeye the sailor man! Im strong to the finish, cause I eats me spinach! Im Popeye the sailor man! No one would argue with Popeye that eating spinach is a good thing! However, eating it from a can cannot be as exciting (or tasty) as eating it fresh! Popeye knew that spinach contained certain elements which made him strong. Nowadays we know considerably more about why spinach is a power food! Naturally fat and cholesterol free, its a great source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate, and a host of antioxidant nutrients.

This leafy green salad staple contains omega-3, anti-inflammatory fatty acids, and lutein one of the eye vitamins. One study found that women who ate more green vegetables showed a decrease in skin wrinkling. Thats reason enough to pop open a can right now! So, in addition to making us stronger, eating spinach as part of a healthy diet can help us stay beautiful. Source: WV Bureau of Senior Services, Food, and Fitness; Submitted by Susan Poindexter, MS, RD, LD, CDE

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Bethany VanGorden

Roger Hess
Welcome to the Nutrition Team!

Nutrition Program
(304-263-8873) Ext. 113 or 126 Join us for a nutritious meal every Monday through Friday at the Senior Center. Meals are served from 12:00-12:30 in our beautiful dining room. See our menus online, in our Senior Spirit, or come in Wednesday, March 6, 2013

to the Senior Center and pick up a current copy. Check our menus and sign up before 9:30 am on a given day or call 304-263-8873 to get your name added to our list. Also, be sure to sign up for our special occasion lunches, such as the Birthday Bash, the third Friday of each month! Meals are delivered to: * Senior Towers * North Site (2nd Tuesday of the month) * Ambrose Towers * Stonewall Haven * Homebound Seniors We count on your generous donations to continue to provide the lunch program for you!

CHEF SALAD RECIPE

Fresh Spinach, bag of fresh salad mix, 1 hardboiled egg, 1 cup cooked Chicken Strips, Handful of your choice of cubed or shredded cheese, grape tomatoes, 1 sliced cucumber, fresh strawberries. (Make sure to wash fruit and vegetables) Add your favorite salad dressing and enjoy! *Chef Salad will be served on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Senior Center. Page 13

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E.G.O. - ENJOY GROWING OLDER


Annual Dues: $10.00 per person Monthly Dinner: $11.00/per person P. O. Box 1060 Dinner and Meetings are held at: Berkeley Senior Center 217 North High Street Martinsburg, WV 25404 Contact Rose Straley: 304-274-1125 New Officers for EGO Year 2013 President: Daisy Hite Vice President: Marlene Boarman Secretary: Joyce Fink Treasurer: Rose Straley
NOTE: For EGO dinner meeting, reservations and payment of $11.00 per meal must be paid by Thursday before the Monday dinner date, as the caterer needs this information on Friday to prepare the amount of food needed.
Checks should be made payable to: EGO P.O. Box 1060 Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419

No refunds will be issued unless a cancellation is made by Thursday as the Club pays for any dinners ordered. Contact Rose Straley at 304-274-1125 if you must cancel. 2013 membership fee is due at this time. Dues are $10.00 per person and payable to the above address. Names are removed from the membership roll if dues are not paid by March 1, 2013.

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Thank You for Your Support!


Monetary Gifts from BSS Friends:
Betty Bowers, Marge Conner, Edward Files Lake, O. J.

ADS Thank-Yous Anonymous, Blairton United Methodist Church, Carl Bivens, Butlers Farm Market, Nancy Burke, Barb Meller, Norm Slemenda of Prettyman Broadcasting ADS WISH LIST *potting soil *herb seeds * craft foam (all colors) *easy handy-work projects for men *hand sanitizer *facial tissues *moist towelette wipes * laundry detergent *bird suet supplies (peanut butter, shortening, flour)* construction paper (all colors)*Craft paint*Tacky Glue*snacks including low sodium/sugar (Kool-Aid, instant pudding, cookies, creamy peanut butter, jellies & jams, crackers, cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, chocolate syrup, unsweetened drink mixes, hot chocolate mix, and non-herbal tea bags). Food items must be in unopened, unexpired store packaging. All items are tax deductible and credit will be noted in our Senior Spirit. Nutrition Program Thank Yous We are grateful to the businesses and individuals who support our Nutrition Program. Thanks to Petruccis for ice donations on a regular basis and Martins Food Store for weekly breads and sweets. Our thanks to Pastor Eddie Edmonds for the donations of Fresh Turkeys. Annette Algers donated sweets and goodies for special events which is most appreciated. Hospice of the Panhandle Inc. graciously gave us delicious homemade cookies for snacks.

BUS TRIPS
Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Luncheon Cruise on the Odyssey Guided Tour of Washington Monuments and Memorials Cost: $132.00 For more information call Rose Straley 304-274-1125 or Dorothy LeFevre 304-274-1910 Watch for More Information on Future Bus Trips for 2013, and also a Caribbean Cruise!

In Memory
Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our beloved Alma Foley and Esther Reed who have gone home. We will truly miss them at the Senior Center.

Contributions in Memory & Honor of Family Members & Friends:


In Memory of Alma Foley: by Guys Buick-GMC Truck, Inc.; Dale Hicks; Pickles Family Trust; Debra Joan Adams; Catherine R. Janes; Shirley E. Howell; Ann Slonaker In Memory of Edward E. Lee: by Harriet B. Lee In Memory of Beatrice A. Schafferman: by Ray Schafferman In Memory of Martha L. Anderson: by Ted and Pam Anderson In Memory of all my deceased ADS friends: Barbara Meller In Memory of Sally Zepp: By John L. Zepp

Stony Pointe Apartments


19 Tevis Circle, Martinsburg, WV (Behind United Bank and Arbys on Edwin Miller Blvd )
Call For Our Spring Specials!

Donations of Items and Services:


Pat Kisner, Diane Adams, Sherri Hansford, Tracey Behn, Ruffner Cobb, Betty Sutton, Cheryl Flagg, Evan Smith, Mary Myer, Rebecca Frye, One Seventeen A/V & Timothy Ray Klick, Peggy Boys, David and Cathy Staubs, South Berkeley Pharmacy, Martins Landing Apartments, Nancy Burke, Linda Grubb, Dana Muchusko, Peggy Ann Noll, Audrey Runkles, Barb Meller, Fellowship Church of the Brethren, Garry Harper, Marvin Grubb, Gary Cooper, Cathie Carson, Barbara Gray, Bill and Linda Zauracky, Donna Barbour and Rhoda Brindle, Nancy Burke and Chick-Fil-A.

For more Details Call (304)283-8631 or visit www.AikensGroup.com

Property Amenities Include!


Water, Sewer and Trash Pickup Included in Rent Large yard space High Speed Internet Ready Basketball Court Picnic tables Grills Central Air Conditioning All units include patio/balcony Full size washers and dryers Units with Fireplaces and Cathedral Ceilings Available
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Activities Department Wish List:


* Hardback and paperback books * DVDs * Books on Tape * Birthday, Sympathy & Get Well Cards * Cosmetic items for Men & Womens Birthday Gifts Please - No magazines or VHS tapes

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SENIOR IDOL COMES TO BSS


If you think getting older means sitting on a rocking chair on your front porch and watching the world go by, think again. For the past six years the Maryland Department of Aging has sponsored the Maryland Senior Idol Contest, gathering seniors from all over the state of Maryland, inviting them to compete for the title of Maryland Senior Idol. Men and women over the age of 60 shared their talent. They sang, danced, and entertained their way into the hearts of their audience. Representing Baltimore County from the Dundalk Atease Center was Captain Chuck Fisher, a semi-retired fishing guide on the Chesapeake Bay. His passion for fishing grew from a part-time love to a full time job. Throughout his career Captain Chuck has traveled the east coast fishing

L-R: Bill Cornett, BSS Board President; Rhonda Singer; Sara Jane Fisher; Senior Idol; Captain Chuck Fisher and Linda Holtzapple, BSS Executive Director
expos to speak on striper fishing. He now chooses to retire and return to his love of music. Capt. Chuck is a former vocalist/guitarist from a top forty show group that performed from the early 70s to the 80s. The Senior Idol finals were held at the Bowie Center for performing Arts the first week in April, 2012. Capt. Chucks performance impressed the judges and he was asked to open the Denim & Diamonds Reception held at the Gaylord National Hotel, the National Harbor in Washington D.C on May 4th.More than 400 representatives from the tri state area enjoyed his performance. In attendance were representatives from the Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia Departments of Aging. Capt. Chuck Fisher has released his first CD featuring classic country songs from the past, and joined us at the Senior Center for a performance. A great time was had by everyone as Capt. Chuck serenaded the audience, while the BSS Senior Kickers took the floor doing the Boot Scootin Boogie.

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Seniors Can Be At Risk For Poisonings Too!

* Track medications using a check-off list or medication journal. This helps prevent taking extra doses by accident.

* Dispose of all medications that are no longer needed, such as CHARLESTON, WV - Many people think that if they do not have expired medications and prescriptions that have been children or grandchildren, they would never need to call the poison discontinued. center. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Seniors can still get bitten by snakes or spiders, accidently misuse cleaning supplies, or * Never take someone elses medication. In addition to being swallow something they shouldnt. In addition, as one gets older, illegal, it can result in serious harm, including death. chances are the number of medications one takes will increase. According to the Director of the West Virginia Poison Center * Keep the West Virginia Poison Centers number (1-800-222(WVPC), Dr. Elizabeth Scharman, Pharm.D., research continues to 1222) readily available. show that as the number of medications one takes increases, the chances of an adverse drug reaction, a drug interaction, or a About the West Virginia Poison Center: mistake in taking ones medication increases. If a problem with medication does occur, the West Virginia Poison Center can help. The West Virginia Poison Center provides comprehensive Poison Specialists at the WVPC are available to answer questions emergency poison information, prevention and educational resources to West Virginians 24 hours a day, seven days a week, about dosing errors and adverse drug reactions. 365 days a year. The WVPC is staffed by nurses, pharmacists and physicians with special training in treatment of poisonings. Located To prevent medication mishaps, the WVPC recommends the in Charleston, WV, the WVPC is a part of the West Virginia following: University-Charleston Division. Toll-free:1-800-222-1222. Website:www.wvpoisoncenter.org. * Keep an up-to-date list of all medications taken and what they are being taken for. This list should include prescriptions, over-theFor more information, the media may contact Carissa counter medicines, vitamins, AND herbal supplements. All of these McBurney, Community Outreach Coordinator, at products count. 304.347.1379, 304.552.6338 (cell phone) or cmcburney@hsc.wvu.edu. * Share this up-to-date medication list at every doctor, dentist, or pharmacy visit. This will help ensure that there are no drug interactions. * If given a new prescription, always ask if this replaces a medication or should be taken in addition to current medications. * Ask the pharmacist if there are any food interactions with the medication. Some foods, like grapefruit or grapefruit juice, can make some medications less likely to work or more likely to cause harmful drug reactions. * Keep all original medication containers even if a pill minder or other pill storage device is used. The original container includes specific dosing instructions, drug name, and drug description which are important pieces of information to be able to refer back to. * Always read the medication label prior to taking the medication to avoid mistaking medications or taking too much of a medication. If pill storage boxes are used, a typed instruction chart can be placed next to where the box is stored. * Never take more medication than what is prescribed. Call your physician for recommendations if you believe that the medication is not working well enough for you. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Buyers Guide Senior Spirit

Students, Seniors and Staff steppin out for Exercise Fun!


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HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES


In the 6 years that I have worked at BSS as a SHIP Counselor, one area of concern that has been frustrating is the lack of available, affordable health care for those senior citizens between the ages of 60 and 65. Finding affordable health care as an individual is very expensive and even more expensive for Senior Citizens who are still not eligible for Medicare. This Fall, as part of the Affordable Health Care Act, new insurance markets called Health Insurance Exchanges will open in each State and will, (hopefully), make the purchase of health care insurance more affordable for those needing it. Starting Oct. 1st 2013, these Exchanges should be available at call centers around the state and, hopefully, in local communities as well. When you shop for a plan, you will no longer have to worry about being turned down or being charged more because of possible medical problems or medical history. Even those who are nearing retirement are supposed to benefit from a clause which states that you cannot be charged more than 3 times what younger customers would be charged, as opposed to the 6-7 times higher rates we see today. Another regulation requiring action on everyones part, is that by Jan. 1st, 2014, everyone will be required by law to have some form of health insurance. So, if you dont have it, youll be required to get it, or face being fined. The plans available through the State wide Health Care Exchanges are primarily one of four levels: Bronze 60%, Silver 70%, Gold 80% or Platinum 90% and reflect the level the plans will pay, leaving the balance as copays. As more information becomes available to me, I will share that information through Senior Spirit articles such as this one.

TRANSPORTATION
340-263-8873 Ext. 100
Melodi Shull, Ext.100 Transportation Assistant / Receptionist Beverly Gerlach, Ext. 104 Transportation Supervisor

Medical Transportation is provided between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

We offer transportation to and from the Senior Center and Medical transportation. To schedule an appointment and find out your suggested donation, please call. If you are on Medicaid and need transportation, you will need to contact Beverly at Berkeley Senior Services, 304-263-8873 Ext 104, for preapproval to ride the Berkeley Senior Services vans. REMINDER If you would like to come in for Special Activities at the Center, give us a call, and we will do our best to schedule you to come.

Stephen Englebright, SHIP Insurance Counselor) BSS

(Senior

Health

A senior showcases another mode of transportation to the Senior Center.


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Senior Support Services


For seniors 60 years or older who live in Berkeley Co.
Beverly Gerlach, Senior Support Supervisor SHIP Counselor, Ext. 104; Stephen Englebright ,Senior Support Assistant SHIP Counselor, Ext. 105; Kelli Richard, Senior Support Assistant, Ext. 131; Don Stevens, our new Senior Support Assistant, Ext. 122

An Evening to Remember

For more than a decade, Winnie Jenkins has participated in the programs offered at Berkeley Senior Services. She has also been a recipient of services during the annual Day of Caring. Jake Watts, U.S. Coast Guard coordinator for the Senior Centers Day of Caring projects, has completed many of these projects for her in years past because of her 95 years of life, Winnie has lived in the same home for 91 of those years! Although unsure if this is a record, Jake, Beverly Gerlach, Senior Support Supervisor, and Kelli Richard took Winnie on a special outing in Feb. The group visited Sweet Frog in Martinsburg for sundaes and fellowship. Winnie shared with Beverly, Kelli and Jake, fond memories of growing up and how she loved living in the same home all her life. Kelli Richard commented We should all remember how important it is to spend time with those around us and listen to the stories they have to tell especially when you know it brings a smile to everyones face who is listening, and joy to the one who fondly remembers. Both Kelli and Beverly volunteered their time to make a lasting memory with Winnie. Berkeley Senior Services often becomes a second home for many seniors in in our community. Because of the continued support throughout our community and dedicated staff, seniors are able to remain independent, and in their own homes where they are most comfortable. For more information on how you can help make a difference in seniors lives or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Amy Orndoff at 304-263-8873 ext. 130.

If you are in need of having small projects (raking, trimming bushes, flower beds, windows washed, etc) done around your home, please call Kelli by April 1, 2013. ENSURE PROGRAM We order Ensure on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month for seniors 60 years or older. (Suggested minimum contribution per case). Contact Kelli Richard, Monday through Wednesday Ext. 131. Notary Services Notary Services are available for Living Wills, Medical Power of Attorney, and more. Donations are appreciated so that we may continue to provide this service. DHHR Representative (Department of Health and Human Recources) Representative: Mike Peters will be at the Senior Center. Appointments are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 9:00am-3:00 pm. This service is for seniors 60 and older in Berkeley County. You must have a scheduled appointment in order to meet with Mr. Peters. For more information, please call the Senior Center at 304-263-8873 Ext. 104 West Virginia SHIP Program Senior Support Services SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Counselor) Steve Englebright and Beverly Gerlach are able to assist you with Medicare Part D, obtain assistance in Medicaid, and enrollment helps towards Medicare Part D. Personal counseling sessions for beneficiaries and their families are available by appointment only. Please donate generously so we can continue to provide this service.

Food Bingo
First Thursday of the Month Thursday, March 7 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Cost is $1.00 to play 4 cards or bring one food item worth $1.00 Note: Please check expiration dates on items. If you need transportation, please call 304-263-8873 Ext. 100 at least 48 hours in advance.
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Grocery Shopping Assistance And Essential Errands Please call at least five business days in advance to be scheduled (suggested donation rates based on a sliding scale will be provided). Spring Is Coming!!! Spring Clean-up with Coast Guard volunteers.
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Shepherd Students Give a Day of Service

IN-HOME CARE
304-596-5514 - 304-596-2491
Robin Raines, IHC RN, Supervisor: Ext. 119; Shirley Huntzberry IHC RN, Supervisor: Ext.112 ; Ryan Bird, Case Manager: Ext. 115; IHC Program Coordinator: Ext. 121; Dianne Boyd, IHC Program Coordinator: Ext. 124; Molly Greenfield, IHC Program Coordinator: Ext. 124

Berkeley Senior Services providing quality care for seniors and persons with disabilities for over 40 years! Berkeley Senior Services is Your First Choice for In-Home Care for Our Communitys Seniors! Let us help you regain your independence and your quality of life.
The staff at Berkeley Senior Services In-Home Care Department is dedicated to keeping our clients healthy, comfortable and independent in their homes for as long as possible. We provide our community with quality and compassionate care. Our staff and Fantastic team of 100+ In-Home Care Aides make their CLIENTS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! For a fulfilling career, become an In-Home Care Aide with us. Our Aides are trained in CPR & First Aid. It is also mandatory for our caregivers to attend classes for continuing education on health issues. They also receive state to state background checks and fingerprinting. Hepatitis B Vaccine is offered, but not mandatory. If you are a caring and reliable person with a valid drivers license and automobile, please fill out an application at the Pink House, 201 N. High St. Martinsburg, WV Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. 304-596-5514 - 304-596-2491

Shepherd Students, Lauren Wilkins, Melani Lewis and Kayla Walker do some shredding for In-Home Care
While many students enjoyed their day off of school in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Shepherd University Students were busy working. Pictured from Left to Right - Lauren Wilkins, Melani Lewis, and Kayla Walker pose for a quick picture while volunteering at Berkeley Senior Services.

Lifesaver for Safety


Do you have a loved one who, due to brain challenges such as Alzheimers, Downs syndrome, or traumatic brain injury, may be at risk of getting lost or injured outside the home? Berkeley County has implemented the Project Lifesaver program, providing to every person a personalized radio transmitter and electronic tracking equipment, as well as personalized monthly monitoring to be sure items remain in working order. Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue system which has a proven record of recovering most lost individuals within a half hour. For more information, contact Corporal W.D. Christian at 304-267-7000, Ext. 160.
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1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227)--TTY users call 1-877-486-2048; the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, and Social Security tollPeople often confuse Medicare with Medicaid--two programs which free number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users call 1-800-325-0778). In sound very much alike, and which often serve the same people, but are addition, the West Virginia State Health Insurance Program can provide different. So what is Medicare? personalized help in your community-- you can call 1-877-987-4463 to get the help you need. Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 and older, and for people under age 65 with certain disabilities or health conditions. In short, eligibility for Medicare is based on age, and/or certain health conditions. By Nancy B. OConnor, Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Region 3 Medicaid helps pay medical costs for persons of any age who have Nancy B. OConnor is the Medicare Regional Administrator for limited income and resources. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West and state governments, but is administered by the state, which determines Virginia and the District of Columbia. You can always get eligibility based on the income and resources limits it sets. A person who answers to your Medicare questions by calling 1-800is eligible for Medicare may also be eligible for Medicaid, based on MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). income. Medicare has four main parts, Parts A, B, C and D. Each part covers specific services and benefits, or provides different options for coverage. Here is a brief summary of the Medicare alphabet soup: - Part A (Hospital Insurance): helps cover services from doctors and other providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment and some preventive services. - Part B (Medical Insurance): helps cover services from doctors and other providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment and some preventive services. - Part C (Medicare Advantage): run by Medicare-approved private insurers, and includes all benefits and services covered under Parts A and B, and usually Part D; may include extra benefits at additional cost. - Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage): run by Medicare-approved private insurers and helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. As with most health insurance, there are monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments or co-insurance associated with Medicare. Medicare Part A is premium-free if you have worked and paid taxes for at least 40 quarters (the equivalent of 10 years), but you are responsible for meeting a deductible for each benefit period, $1,184 in 2013, and paying co-insurance for Medicare-covered care. For Part B, the monthly premium for 2013 for most beneficiaries is $104.90, the annual deductible is $147, and you generally pay 20% of Medicare-covered services. For Parts C and D, in addition to paying the monthly Part B premium, you also pay monthly premiums in addition to deductibles and co-insurance, all of which vary by plan. You become eligible for Medicare upon reaching age 65, or, if you are under age 65 and disabled, you become eligible 24 months after you start receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or certain disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Also, if you have End State Renal Disease (ESRD) or ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease), you become eligible the month your disability benefits begin. There is a lot to know and think about when it comes to Medicare, and how to make the most of its many benefits. Fortunately, there is a lot of good information and help available, at your fingertips and in your community. Resources include the Medicare & You handbook, mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries; the Medicare website, WWW.medicare.gov; Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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ELDON WINSTON
VOLUNTEER of the MONTH for DECEMBER

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!
Looking for a Crochet Teacher
Teach seniors one afternoon a week At the Senior Center If you love to crochet, know how to read a pattern, and would like to donate some time to teach some folks a new hobby, this volunteer position might be perfect for you!

Eldon Winston has been a dedicated teacher of Tai Chi at the Senior Center for many years. Every Wednesday morning, you will find him, with his lovely wife Virginia assisting, in the Fitness Room, leading the class. The movement is slow, graceful, and fluid. The effort is almost undetectable. Most people are wearing street clothes, and no one has on special shoes. Could this really be exercise? Yes it is. Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese practice designed to exercise the mind and body. The focus is on balance, breathing and the bodys natural flow of energy. You get fit, but over time says Eldon. Physicians recommend tai chi because its a lowimpact exercise that can improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and emotional well-being. Research also suggests that tai chi may help to improve heart function, and decrease blood pressure. We are very grateful for Eldon and his faithful gift to us, impacting the health of so many seniors through his teaching, and we are pleased to honor him as our Volunteer of the Month of December, 2012, at Berkeley Senior Services! Tai Chi sessions are offered every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 am, at Berkeley Senior Center, 217 N. High Street, Martinsburg. Call 304-263-8873, Ext. 117, for more information. Submitted by: Rhonda Singer, Activities Director
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Please contact Rhonda if you are interested: 304-263-8873 Ext. 117

MAKING GREETING CARDS

Next class: WHEN: March 18, 2013 TIME: 1:30 to 3:00 PM COST: $7.00 Per Class (All supplies included) Make 3 cards per class WHERE: Sign up at the Senior Center 217 N. High Street, Martinsburg, WV Or Call: 304-263-8873 Ex. 106 or 117 Classes limited to 10 students Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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BERKELEY SENIOR COMPUTER LAB


217 N. HIGH STREET MARTINSBURG, WV 25404

SPRING 2013
All registrations for the following classes will be accepted by the receptionist at 304-2638873. The Berkeley Senior Center hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted in the Computer Lab on the lower level of the Center and space is limited to 9 students per class. Tuition fees must accompany registration and all refund requests must be received 1 week prior to start of class. In the event a class is cancelled, full refunds will be issued. All computer instruction is provided by volunteer trainers. INTRO TO COMPUTERS A fun self-paced class for those not proficient with the mouse or keyboard. This course is intended to familiarize students with the parts of a computer through guided activities. Students will progress at their own speed through the game type program with instructors available to assist as needed. Students are encouraged to bring their laptop computers if they have them. Tuition is $20.00 for those ages 60 and over, $30.00 for those under 60 and nonBerkeley County residents. 1 Day Class - Instructor: N. Triggs WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6- 9:30am12:00pm INTERNET BASICS If you have a computer, you can explore the world from the comfort of your own home. Students should know how to log on to a computer and have basic computer skills such as using the mouse and keyboard. Consider taking the intro class if you feel your mouse and keyboard skills need refreshing. Come join us to learn how to explore the World Wide Web safely using Internet Explorer. Tuition is $25.00 for those ages 60 and over, $35.00 for those under 60 and nonBerkeley County residents. 1 Day Class - Instructor: L. Page Tuesday March 5- 9:00am-12:30pm EMAIL BASICS Students will learn how to read, write, reply, and forward email; to send and receive attachments and to keep and use a list of Wednesday, March 6, 2013
email contacts. It is emphasized that students be familiar with accessing the Internet and if not, should consider the Internet class. For this class, the tool that will be explored is the Yahoo web based mail program, but students do not need to have a Yahoo email to enroll. Tuition is $25.00 for those ages 60 and over, $35.00 for those under 60 and nonBerkeley County residents. 1 Day Class - Instructor: L. Page Tuesday April 23- 9:00am-12:30pm PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 9 A basic course in Adobe Photoshop with an emphasis on cloning, imaging, resizing, layering, airbrushing, and cropping. Basic computer skills are a prerequisite to being successful in this class. Tuition is $40.00 for those ages 60 and over, $50.00 for those under 60 and non Berkeley County residents. Tuition is $25.00 for those ages 60 and over, $35.00 for those under 60 and nonBerkeley County residents. 1 Day Class - Instructor: L. Page Tuesday March 5- 9am to 12:30pm. EMAIL BASICS Students will learn how to read, write, reply, and forward email; to send and receive attachments, and to keep and use a list of email contacts. It is emphasized that students be familiar with accessing the Internet and if not should consider the Internet class. For this class the tool that will be explored is the Yahoo web based mail program, but students do not need to have a Yahoo email to enroll. 2 Day Class - Instructor: G. Offerdahl Wednesday, April 17- 9:30am-3pm and Friday, April 19- 9:30am-noon WINDOWS 7 INTRO This class will introduce students to the wide array of personalization tools available on Windows 7, such as themes, snipping tool, wordpad, sticky notes, aero and shake. You will learn how to use the taskbar to the best advantage, customize the start menu, view documents side by side with snap, find files and folders, and search for anything on your computer. Students should have a good knowledge of using the mouse and keyboard. Class suitable for Vista users also. Tuition is $35.00 for Seniors 60+ and $45.00 for under 60 and non-Berkeley County residents. 1 Day Class - Instructor: N. Triggs TUESDAY MARCH 12 - 9:30am-2:30pm MORE WINDOWS 7 A continuation of the Windows 7 Intro class, this class is for those who have been using their computers for some time. In this class, you will learn about user accounts, power options, public wireless networks, uninstalling programs, using system restore, disk cleanup, computer security, organizing files and folders, searching, advanced personalization tools and more. Class suitable for Vista users also. Tuition is $35.00 for Seniors 60+ and $45.00 for under 60 and nonBerkeley County residents. 1 Day Class - Instructor: N. Triggs Tuesday, MARCH 26- 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Other classes may be added based on request and staff availability. Contact the Center at 304-263-8873 for additional information.

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AARP Safe Driving Class


Spring has sprung (almost) so lets swing into spring with our driving safety. We can stop worrying about the snow and ice and concentrate on our own driving skills. New laws and physical changes we seniors are experiencing need to be discussed as well as ways to overcome them. AARP/Driver Safety addresses these issues and makes the class participants more aware of the subtle changes in their body that often lead to accidents. All drivers aged 50 and over would benefit in these classes by getting a reduction in their car insurance as well as avoiding an accident. Berkeley Senior Center is hosting a class on March 20 & 21, from 9 to 1, both days. This is led by AARP volunteer, David Clark, who can be reached at 304-671-5720, to register for this class. Both days are needed to obtain the certificate needed for the insurance deduction. An April class is scheduled on 4/17 & 18, both days. Alan Isaccs is the leader for this class and can be reached at 304-258-3427 to register. Helene Brill can give you any more information on this important program. She can be reached at 304-267-8756. To find out the amount of the insurance deduction you can obtain, call your local agent for a quote.

BERKELEY SENIOR SERVICES NEEDS YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT


In order to continue to provide quality services to seniors!
Please check amount _____ $25 _____ $50 _____ $100 _____ $250 _____ $500 _____ Other
Restricted Contribution: Nutrition J In Memory of J In Honor of J : Transportation J ADS J In Home Care J Other: _______

___________________________________________________(name of individual)

Please send your contributions to: Berkeley Senior Services 217 North High St. Martinsburg, WV 25404 (Make checks payable to Berkeley Senior Services)

Your Name _______________________________ Address _______________________________ _______________________________

Thank you for your generous support!

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