Upcoming Events – BASC May 2022

May Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center

Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator

Saturday, May 14, 2:00—4:00 pm
Learn more about aging at One Buchanan’s Ageism Forum at the Buchanan Area Senior Center

As our population ages, many issues arise and need to be addressed through public discourse. Ageism involves serious issues and consequences for people’s health. Many elders find the rapidly changing world confusing and downright frightening. They may experience poorer physical and mental health, the reality of social isolation, loneliness, financial insecurity, and in some cases various forms of abuse. These result in a decreased quality of life impacting the daily lives as individuals age.
The format will involve a panel of experts, several who live in Buchanan. The topics will be Aging, Perceptions of Ageism, the Complexities of Multiple Generations in the Workplace, Discrimination, Elder Abuse and Scams. Learn about One Buchanan and the Ageism Forum by engaging with leaders of the group.

Schedule your appointment for CarFit at the BASC!

CarFit is a free, interactive and educational program that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle ‘fit’ them to increase safety and mobility when they hit the road. 
CarFit is sponsored by TRIAD and will be held at the BASC on Tuesday, May 10, 10:00 am —12:00 pm.
Please call 695-7119 to schedule your appointed time for your free CarFit checkup!

Monday, May 16, at 10:00 am
Come on by the BASC for the LGBTQ+ Social

Meet new friends and discuss the start up of a LGBTQ+ group. 
The intention of the LGBTQ+ Social is to offer a space for like minded people to gather, meet new people, have discussions, laugh, and to enjoy each other’s company. We will discuss what this new group wants of future gatherings. Please bring your ideas to the social!

Be Red Cross Ready – House Fire
Thursday, May 26 at 2:00 pm
Presented by the American Red Cross
Call 695-7119 to reserve your seat!

The American Red Cross, Be Red Cross Ready presentations provide emergency preparedness information and guidance that persons can use to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other-related emergencies. Having more community members be better prepared for disasters can lead to a more resilient community, potentially help save lives, and reduce the negative impacts of disasters that affect a community. Be Red Cross Ready Presentation includes a basic “Preparedness Essentials” module that offers standardized preparedness information, including “Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed.”

Read the full BASC Newsletter for May 2022 HERE.

BASC Calendar May 2022

Thank you for supporting the Buchanan Area Senior Center!

For more information on programs/classes you can contact Program Coordinator, Diana Smuda at the BASC at 269-695-7119 or via email: diana@thebasc.org

About Buchanan Area Senior Center: Buchanan Area Senior Center provides a complete facility, a friendly and efficient staff, and active volunteers that enhance the quality of life of seniors in our community. We offer programs and services designed to promote physical, social, and mental well-being, including exercise, recreation, and crafts, as well as Senior Nutrition Services, food commodities, and a Senior Community Garden.

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