Newsletter

Revised On September 16, 2017

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BLIND CENTER OF THE JERSEY CAPE NEWS
(A no-fee to participate organization)

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER  2017

P.O. Box 624
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210 
(609)624-0931
www.blindcenterjerseycape.org

MEETING PLACE:

First Methodist Church of Avalon
3344 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ   08202
(609) 967-4204

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday
10 AM to 1:30 PM

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Congratulations to all our September and October Birthday participants, volunteers and instructors!

GET WELL WISHES

Our prayers and good wishes go out to our fellow participants and volunteers who may be “under the weather”.  Hope you will be feeling well soon!

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE

Tuesday, September 5, 12 Noon Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts Lecture “Defenders of the Delaware”
Thursday, September 7, 12 Noon     Bob Grace speaking on his trip to Kenya
Tuesday, September 12, 12 Noon     Janet Gibbins, Arts & Crafts
Thursday, September 14, 12 Noon    John Pekich, Riddles & Jokes
Tuesday, September 19, 12 Noon     June Willis, Music Program
Thursday, September 21, 12 Noon    Bingo
Tuesday, September 26, 12 Noon     Tom Celendine speaking about Famous Cowboy Stars
Thursday, September 28, 12 Noon    Caring and Sharing

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 3, 12 Noon   Doug and Linda Long speaking about their missions to Belarus and Atlantic City
Thursday, October 5, 12 Noon  John Pekich, Riddles & Jokes
Tuesday, October 10, 12 Noon  Janet Gibbins, Arts & Crafts
Thursday, October 12, 12 Noon Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts Lecture “10 Best U.S. Presidents”
Tuesday, October 17, 12 Noon  June Willis, Music Program
Thursday, October 19     Mario Tobia, Computer & iPhone Instruction
Tuesday, October 24 Anniversary Luncheon
Thursday, October 26, 12 Noon Caring and Sharing
Tuesday, October 31 Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts Lecture “Supernatural Music”

(NOTE:  Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM, Carole Donohue with Exercise Program.)

HAPPENINGS AT THE BLIND CENTER IN JULY AND AUGUST

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of long-time participant Stella Read.  Stella was one of the original members of the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape when founder, Millie Saraduke started the Center in October 2000.  Stella has lived in Pennsylvania these past few years. However, when the summer arrived and her son Jim and daughter-in-law Marilyn visited from Washington State, the three of them would come to the Blind Center to participate in the group activities offered by the Center.  It was always enjoyable seeing Jim, Marilyn and Stella and the Blind Center and our participants will miss Stella.  Our sincere condolences to Stella’s family.

Last year’s boardwalk excursion was thwarted by Mother Nature, but this year she cooperated and the group walked out on the Avalon boardwalk to a pavilion where the sound of the waves and seagulls were heard.  The group discussed the events of the day and then walked back to a local boardwalk restaurant to enjoy lunch.

Exercise has always been a prime goal of the Blind Center.  During July and August, Cheryl Crews taught Tai Chi to our group.  Although this form of exercise was new to our participants, everyone enjoyed the routines.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

In response to our participants’ requests, we will have more lectures about foreign travel.  On September 7, Bob Grace will discuss his recent mission trip to Kenya.

Returning to the Blind Center will be long-time supporters, Doug and Linda Long.  Doug will speak on his recent mission trip to Belarus and Linda will discuss her mission work in Atlantic City.

On September 26, Tom Celendine will return to discuss famous cowboy stars.  Also, the group will once again enjoy long-time instructors John Pekich and June Willis.

On October 24, the Blind Center will celebrate its 17th Anniversary.  It is our hope that the Blind Center’s founder, Millie Saraduke, will make an appearance, if not in person by telephone and will address the participants present with her sincere thanks for 17 years of service and support of the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape and the residents of Cape May County.

LET’S PLAY

(Answer on last page)
Can you guess what I am?

  1. I am the most widely known of my kind.
  2. I am bipedal.
  3. I am a carnivore who eats herbivores.
  4. I share my name with a 1960s English rock band.
  5. I weigh in at somewhere around nine tons!
  6. I have tiny arms, relatively speaking.
  7. You may have seen me at the natural History Museum.
  8. In Latin, my name means “tyrant lizard king.”
  9. I play a major role in Jurassic World.
  10. I am a dinosaur.

QUOTES FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

JOKES FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

Catching the Fish:

Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish. He told the fish salesman, “Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?” “Why do you want me to throw them at you?” “Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them.” “Okay, but I suggest that you take the orange roughy.” “But why?”  “Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take orange roughy. She prefers that for supper tonight.”

Missed Ferry:

This guy loved living in Staten Island, but he wasn’t crazy about the ferry. If he missed a ferry late at night, he would have to spend the next hour or so wandering the deserted streets of lower Manhattan.  So, when he spotted a ferry no more than fifteen feet from the dock, he decided he wouldn’t subject himself to an hour’s wait. He made a running leap and landed on his hands and knees, a little bruised maybe, but safe on deck. He got up, brushed himself off, and announced proudly to a bystander, “Well, I made that one, didn’t I?” “Sure did,” the bystander said. “But you should have waited a minute or two. The ferry is just about to dock.”

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

  1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay “them.”
  2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
  3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.
  4. Enjoy the simple things.
  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
  6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
  7. Surround yourself with what you love. Whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your  home is your refuge.
  8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
  9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
  10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Programs & Scheduling:  Phil Harrison
Typing & Circulation: Judy Dolan

(I am Tyrannosaurus rex)