A Few of April’s Announcements and Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center
Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator
- The BASC will be closed Friday, April 7 to observe Good Friday. Blessings!
- BASC BOARD MEETING:
- Attend the BASC Board Meeting Thursday, April 13, at 1:00—1:30 pm.
- Board minutes & agendas are available to be read at the center.
MEET OUR NEW ADMIN. ASSISTANT TAMMY ROSS:
Tammy grew up in New Troy, but has lived and worked in the Buchanan area since she was sixteen. She is currently enjoying working at the BASC as an Administrative Assistant. After spending a few years at home taking care of her family, she is excited to be reconnecting with the community.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 41 years, Jack, her daughter Molly, son, Mack and daughter-in-law, Erin and two grandchildren, Lily and Emmett. She loves working outside in her butterfly garden, doing photography and fishing on the St. Joseph River.
COFFEE CHAT: THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF LAND RECORDS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 ~ 9AM
Lora L. Freehling, Berrien County Register of Deeds, will be on hand to discuss the functions of the Register of Deeds office, land records in general and property deeds. Primarily focusing on deeds she will discuss recording, searching and reviewing deeds and the importance of a well-drafted deed. Local real estate attorney, Stephen Smith, will also be on hand to address general legal questions.
FASTING BLOOD SUGAR TESTING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 ~ 9-10AM (during Coffee Chat)
Blood sugar testing and refreshments provided by Buchanan Meadows, during BASC Coffee Chat.
LICHTENBERG BURNING DEMONSTRATION
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 ~ 1PM
Lichtenberg burns, also known as fractal burns, are typically branching tree-like pictures that are created with the aid of using high voltage discharge throughout the area, or through electrically insulating materials. An amazing technique.
Mike Tilly of Rustik Werks will demonstrate the Lichtenberg technique and share with us more information on Lichtenberg burning.
Please call 695-7119 to reserve your seat.
HEARING AID CLINIC – HEARING AID CHECK
TUESDAY, APRIL 11 ~ 2-3PM
Do you need to have your hearing aids checked? Michelle Ridenour, Au. D. , Doctor of Audiology from West Michigan Hearing Specialist is at the BASC each month to check your hearing aids.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLOOR OF YOUR CORE
(PELVIC HEALTH FOR EVERYONE)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 ~ 2PM
with Becky Roush PT
Our fitness programs address your arms, your legs, your back, your neck, and your “core” but we don’t directly address the hidden muscles that you rely on every day.
Within your pelvis are the muscles of the pelvic floor. They help stabilize your hips, support your pelvic organs, and act as the door for urine and stool. They are important muscles that don’t get much attention because we keep them covered up all the time. Come to this session if you are interested in learning how these muscles work and how you can get them to work better. This may be of special interest if you struggle with:
– Urgency (Do you feel like you aren’t going to make it to the bathroom in time?)
– Frequency (Do you feel like you visit every public restroom around?)
– Constipation (Ugh, we all know what that one feels like.)
– Incontinence (That is the unintentional release of urine or stool.)
Please call 695-7119 to reserve your seat.
BUILD A CEDAR WREN HOUSE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 ~ 1PM
Did you know that the best wood to use for a wren house is cedar? Cedar is natural, uncoated and more durable than pine or exterior plywood.
All materials and tools are provided to build a cedar wren house of your own. You will have a kit of precut cedar, ready for you to fit the pieces together.
Ben Davidson and Mike Tilly will be your instructors for the afternoon, guiding you step by step.
Men, sign up today! You too, ladies!
$20 for materials—cash only due by April 12.
Registration is Required. Call 695-7119
Thank you for supporting the Buchanan Area Senior Center!
Read the full BASC Newsletter for April 2023 HERE.
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.