Archive for March, 2011

Third Anniversary Gift: Mission Statement Redux

In March of 2008, Stuff had a coming out party. Actually, I think only gays, lesbians, and young wealthy girls have “coming out parties,” so I guess we had a debut. In any event, in that first issue, we published our “mission statement.” It remains the same, but just in case you are one of the roughly 300 million Americans who have not bumped into it, here it is:

It is the purpose of this publication to secure and disseminate information regarding health,
volunteer opportunities, and activities of potential interest to DeLand seniors.
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Medicare’s New Preventive Care Should Help Seniors Stay Healthy

The Affordable Care Act has significantly expanded free preventive services. There is a great outline of the program—which includes at the very minimum, different 20 services—at www.seniorjournal.com. You can also get a “two-year calendar” of the tests for which you are eligible at http://www.MyMedicare.gov. Just print it out and take it to your next doctor’s appointment. This is a no-brainer, even if we don’t have one.

News Fit for Seniors

(The articles highlighted in this section can be found—and we urge you to find them—online in the January issue of the Senior Journal at http://www.seniorjournal.com.)CDC Predicts Big

Savings for Seniors

Seeking Medical Equipment and Supplies CDC Releases 34th Annual Report on the Nation’s Health Seniors Most Involved With Social Activity Least Likely to Become Disabled (DUH?) Number of Seniors Delaying Needed Care and Prescriptions Increased About 15% in Last 10 Years High Income Seniors ($85,000+) May Be In For Sticker Shock on Medicare Drug Premiums Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, CLRD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, and Influenza/Pneumonia: (This is a list, in order, of what? My guess is that if you spent 10- seconds on this, you got it right. )

MainStreetDeLand

5th Annual Florida Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival

A celebration and a forum to encourage environmentally healthy, friendly and sustainable gardening practices, while keeping a fun atmosphere. Speakers, emonstrations, children’s activities and entertainment. The festival also features vendors who provide information, products, and arts and crafts related to general gardening, native plant gardening, gardening for birds, butterflies and wildlife, habitat creation, conservation, recycling and “Green” living. West Indiana Ave., Downtown DeLand 9 -4 Free 386-738-0649 http:www.floridawildflowerfestival.com

46th Annual DeLand Outdoor Art Festival!

On March 26 and 27 the 46dth Annual DeLand Outdoor Art Festival will take place at Earl Brown Park. Running from 9-5 on both days, the Festival –one of two great ones held each year in DeLand—features music, food, and, oh yeah, a whole bunch of fabulous artwork. Don’t miss it!


It’s Time to “Play Ball!”

Hatters sweep Georgia to open season.

March will tell us more. There are 15 home games during the month at beautiful Melching field at Conrad Park. Maine, Columbia, Illinois, Central Michigan, Siena, Bethune-Cookman, and UCF pay us a visit. They have a few away games, too, but who cares. Lady Hatters off to 4-5 start. March will bring Tennessee State, Binghamton, Elon,  Monmouth, Jackson State, Iowa, Liberty, Colgate, and Dartmouth to the incredible award-winning Pat Wilson Field for a whole basketful of games. Try to catch some. Check the real world newspapers for dates and times for both teams.

Volunteer: It’s like Hitting a Triple
Call Pat: 736-5016 or e-mail her at:
volunteers@deland.org

Book Sale!

The super monthly book sale at the Library will be held March 11 & 12, 9:30-4; 50 cents is the top price. $2 dollars a bag on Saturday afternoon! Now that’s almost as good as stealing . . . . a base!

Events at The Sanborn

M- Senior Tennis Clinic-8:15, Shuffleboard-1:30, Monday Dance 2-4, SquareDance-6

T- Chorus Practice-2:30, Pinochle- 6:30, Ballroom Dance Lessons-6:30

W-Tai-Chi-8:30, It’s All About Art-9:45, Charley Baker Bridge-12, Chess Club-12, Mexican Train-12:45, Pinochle-6:30

T-Quilters-8:30, Canasta-11, Ballroom Dance Lessons-2:30

F-West Volusia Artists-9, Shuffleboard Open Play-1:30

(For more details on any of these activities, check out http://www.deland.org and click on the Senior Services Calendar, or call 740-6860)

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MARCH CALENDAR

At The Athens

Live Entertainment:

5—Live, in Concert: Kaleigh Baker and Peter Baldwin, Baker, a 21 year old jazz/blues fireball, and Baldwin, superb performer, join for a great concert

6—Pops Organ Concert/ Silent Movie Comedy

25, 26, 27, 31—The Sands Theater Company

Presents:

19—Evening of Rock and Roll with Dave Somerville

The Producers Outrageous, hilarious, a bit risqué, off the wall, and winner of a record 12 Tony Awards. You will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max and Leo sing and dance their way through the

greatest show biz scam that there ever was!

Film:

2—Another Year, a happy couple, in their autumn years, encounter a whole bunch of unhappy friends

3 & 9—The Harmony Game, Simon and Garfunkel and the Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water

4—Four Lions, Jihad as farce 8 &30—Certifiably Jonathan, a surreal trip inside the mind of comedy legend, Jonathan Winters

10—Inside Job, the film that took $20,000,000,000,000 to make-the truth behind the economic crash

11 & 29—Animal Kingdom, award winning tale of a modern Ma Barker operating out of Australia

12—White Material, In the African heat, one woman stands alone. A stunning film.

12—Made in Dagenham, A true drama of equal pay for women—across the pond, of course

Opera:

6 & 12—Rigoletto from Mantua, Verdi’s gripping

tale, filmed on the streets of Italy

Ballet:

20—Giselle, The Royal ballet revival of the classic

For more information and/or reservations, call the Athens Theatre box office at 736-1500, or go

online at: http://www.athenstheatre.org

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AT STETSON

Lectures:

1—CIW, Do the Right Thing: Campaign for Fair Food

2—Ray Arsenault, Freedom Riders

21—T.J. Leyden, former Neo-Nazi, Turning Away from Hate

24—Jonah Lehrer, The New Science of Decision-Making

Music:

2—Jazz Ensemble

15—Faculty Recital, oboe and Friends

17—Guest Recital, Gould Piano Trio

18—Guest Recital, Faina Lustak, piano

27—Woodwind Ensembles

29—Chamber Orchestra

For much more information regarding Stetson events, please go to: www.Stetson.edu then, find and click on “calendar of events” at the bottom of their home page.