A Few of May’s Announcements and Events at Buchanan Area Senior Center
Submitted by Diana Smuda, BASC Program Coordinator
SENIOR SAFETY TIPS
TUESDAY, MAY 9 ~ 10:30AM
Berrien County Sherriff Deputy Kelly Laesch will be at the BASC to talk about current scams and how to protect yourself from these scams.
Senior Safety Tips Deputy Kelly Laesch
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: PEACE OF MIND FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES
TUESDAY, MAY 9 ~ 2PM
Advance Care Planning Presentation by Julie Griffen, Corewell Health
If you’re over 18, it’s important to name someone you trust to speak for you in a medical emergency. If you can’t, get a plan in writing, and share it with your family and healthcare providers. Getting this in order long before an emergency is a gift to your loved ones, removing the pressure of decisions and allowing them to “be your voice” instead.
These plans can and should be updated throughout your lifetime. Join us for an overview of how to choose a good advocate, what to discuss with them, and how to get your plan into the hands of everyone who needs it.
Please note the Advance Care Planning Presentation at the BASC is for
those 55+ years old.
Please call 269-695-7119 to register.
SENIOR EXPO AT LMC
FRIDAY, MAY 12 ~ 10AM – 3PM
Celebrate the 24th annual Senior Expo at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College hosted by Region IV Area Agency on Aging and The
Herald Palladium with the Corewell Health & Wellness Pavilion. There will be entertainment, activities, vendors and lots of new resources for
area seniors, caregivers, families and individuals with disabilities.
Annual Senior Expo:
Friday, May 12, 10:00 am—3:00 pm
Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI
ADVANCED CARE PLANNING WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 23, at 10:00 am
Julie will be available to help complete the plans that were discussed at the Advance Care Planning Presentation on May 9 (attendance at that program is helpful, but not required.) Join us for a free workshop that will answer questions and assist with:
- Developing and completing your Healthcare Power of Attorney/Advance Directive
- Witnessing of signatures
- Adding your document to your medical record so it’s available to all Corewell Health hospitals and providers, in case of emergency
- Having copies made for your advocates
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 ~ 9AM
Potawatomi Zoo’s goal is to strive for the highest level of animal care for all species, from hissing cockroaches to Masai giraffes. The Zoo houses nearly 400 animals–over 135 species–on 23 acres. Of these species, more than 60 are part of Species Survival Plans and more than 50 also serve as Ambassador Animals for their Education department. They are proud of their animals and all the people who care for them at the Zoo.
Meet at the BASC at 9:00 am.
61 and under: $12
62 and over: $10
We are hoping to feed the giraffes, the fee is $3
Train ride is $3
Carousel ride is $3
Fees are due by Friday, May 26
We will go to Yellow Cat for lunch.
Lunch is patron’s responsibility.
- BASC NEXT BOARD MEETING:
- Attend the BASC Board Meeting Thursday, May 11, at 3pm.
- Board minutes & agendas are available to be read at the center.
Thank you for supporting the Buchanan Area Senior Center!
Read the full BASC Newsletter for May 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.