Second Wind January 2014
A NEWSLETTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS 50+ This Month
New Year, New Beginnings
January 2014 • Volume I, Issue I
New Year, New Beginnings
Happy New Year! As we begin 2014, we wanted
to make you aware of some new beginnings for
Sign Up for Trips
Birthdays & Birthday Lunch
the 50+ program. As many of you know, Dana
Stewart was recently recognized by Special
Olympics Alabama as Outstanding Coach of the
Year for her work with children and adults with
intellectual disabilities. Over the past several
years, Dana has grown our therapeutics (TR)
Crossword & Workshops
program to the point it is well-known and
recognized throughout the state for its quality
program offerings. With the success of the current program comes the demand for increased
programming. For that reason, effective immediately, Dana’s position will begin focusing on TR
programming and events. Don’t worry! You will still see Dana at some of our community events
and she will keep you hopping at ZumbaGold® every Wednesday and Thursday morning. We
are so grateful for the time and talent Dana has given to our 50+ program, and we know she will
continue to do amazing things with our therapeutic community. Next time you see her, give her
New Classes & Programs
a high five and thank her for all she has and is doing for our community!
Harris Center • 425 Perry St • Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 501-2930 • www.auburnalabama.org/seniors
Open Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register for Trips
Jan. 16 - The National Civil War
Naval Museum • Columbus, GA
Come aboard and get the little-known
Navy view of the Civil War. Focusing
on the themes of technology,
commerce, blockades, amphibious
operations, and river campaigns, you’ll
get the stories of soldiers, slaves, and
civilians impacted by the Civil War navies, both North and
South. We will eat dinner at Ezell’s Catfish Cabin in Phenix
City, AL. If you do not care for catfish, Ezell’s has shrimp and
chicken as well. The cost of the trip includes transportation
Please make sure we have YOUR
birthday on our list so we can
celebrate your special day!
and admission. Dinner is not included.
$11. Payable to the AAB.
When: Thursday, Jan. 16 • 11:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March 21 - Medieval Times Dinner
and Tournament • Atlanta, GA
Be swept away to an age of bravery
and honor and witness epic battles of
steel and steed. From ringside seats,
discover a feast of the eyes and
appetite with all the splendor and romance of 11th Century
Spain. As you thrill to a rousing two-hour live jousting
tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and
falconry. Medieval Times serves as a four-course feast fit for
a king! The cost of the trip includes transportation,
admission, and dinner. $40. Payable to the AAB.
50+ Birthday Lunch
Join us for our new
50+ Birthday Lunch on
the last Wednesday of
each month at
11:30 a.m. at the
We will celebrate each
month’s honorees with
pizza and cake. Registration is limited to
the first 30 participants to sign up each
month. FREE for 50+ participants!
Sign up at the Harris Center!
When: Friday, March 21 • 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us for an informational meeting as we kick off our new book
club on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Harris Center. Susan
Housel will help us kick start this new program, announce the
initial book for reading, set a date for the future book selection meetings, and pick facilitators to help
lead each month. Book Club will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month for an hour at 10 a.m.
Bring your book suggestions and group ideas and help us get this venture off to a great start!
January 2014 • Page 2
CROSSWORDS & COFFEE
TUESDAYS • 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.
Congratulations to our riddle winner for December 2013,
Donna Haney! Donna was the final winner before we retire
the riddle for a few cycles. With our new Crosswords & Coffee time on
Tuesdays, we look forward to bringing you a new crossword each month to keep you
on your toes! If you have suggestions for future crossword topics, just let us know!
1 365 days
2 What do you eat for good luck in
the New Year?
4 January is derived from this
ancient Roman name
5 January flower
6 How does New York celebrate
New Year’s Eve?
7 Celebratory explosions
Don’t miss the SouthernSavers
workshop at the Harris Center on
Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. - noon.
This course will walk you through
everything you need to know about
couponing in grocery stores and
drugstores. The course includes time
for questions and answers at the end.
Participants will receive a detailed
workbook and access to online
materials after the workshop. Visit
southernsavers.com and click on the
workshop tab for more information.
Pre-registration is encouraged.
$10/participant. Payable in CASH or by
check the day of the workshop.
Where do New Yorkers celebrate New Year’s?
January Zodiac sign
January is National WHAT month in the United States?
Jewish New Year
Popular Scottish New Year’s song
AAA Safe Driving for Mature Adults
Driving has changed since you first hit the road. Take a refresher
course on the rules of the road and learn defensive driving
techniques through the AAA Safe Driving for Mature Adults course.
Join us Thursday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.
Registration is $25 for AAA members and $30 for non-members.
Registration includes a light lunch. Please make checks payable to
AAA AL. Contact the Harris Center at 334-501-2930 to register. A
limited number of spaces are available, so register today!
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Join us for ZumbaGold®
and Thursday from
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Harris Center.
FREE for 50+ participants!
Civil War Naval
9 a.m. - Noon
Leave @ 11:15 a.m.
Return @ 5:30 p.m.
@ 11:30 a.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All classes and programs are held at the Harris Center, unless otherwise noted.
Trips depart from the Harris Center. Trip departure times are exact. Return times are approximate.