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January 2015 Newsletter
Common New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to
Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way.
A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While
about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still
on target six months later.
It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you've swept up the confetti, but it's not impossible. This year, pick one
of the following worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Here’s to your health! Good luck!
Lose Weight and Get Fit
Quit Smoking
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
Drink Less
Try this easy resolution!
Here’s an easy resolution anyone can keep! When you come into the Boise Senior Center, stop by the front desk and
check your information we have on file to see if it is correct. You may have had a change of address, phone number or
even a change in your zip code that we are not aware of. We want to make sure that you are receiving your newsletter,
or any other notice, each month.
History of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played
a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his
assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi,
King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and
victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed
events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which
helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the
Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year
on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.
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December Birthdays
Those honored at the birthday table during our birthday celebration
at the Boise Senior Center:
Carlyn DeBord, Angie Pickles, Espie De Leon,
Dave Meadows and Phillip Courtwright.
The second Friday of every month is what we like to call Birthday
Friday. Birthdayites receive reserved seating at our birthday table,
special entertainment, a corsage donated by “The Florist” at Edwards
Greenhouse, a slice of cake, donated by Marquis Care and we sing
Happy Birthday. We hope to see your birthday smile on this special
Free genealogy research class:
"Piercing the Veil of Your Family History”
Frank Krone, a descendant of Germans
from Russia will help guide you through
your family research in his free January 16,
2015 class, “Piercing the Veil of Your
Family History,” being held at the Boise
Senior Center starting at 1 p.m. Using his
own family history as a guide, the awardwinning historic preservationist will describe
how he found a long-forgotten ancestor
who fought in the Civil War, and about his
Bavarian great grandparents who set down
roots in Birmingham, Alabama before joining the great migration
to the West. Learn how to research the times and events that
intertwine with your own family history.
Free Legal Counsel
Need legal advice? The Boise
Senior Center provides free
legal counsel. Lawyers will be
available on a first-come-firstserved basis,
on the
dates and
First Mondays at 10 a.m.
Third Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Second and fourth
Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
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Longevity Stick Exercise
Join us at the Boise Senior Center
every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for this
intriguing exercise. For more
information, call Harold at 429-1575.
Round Table Discussion
The Idaho Civil
War Round Table
would like to
invite all at the
Boise Senior
Center to
celebrate the 206th birthday of Abraham
Lincoln on Feb. 13th at 1 pm. We will talk
about the many Lincoln connections to
Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Also we
will talk about Lincoln's lasting legacy.
Carpet Bowling
The carpet bowling team we have here at
the Boise Senior Center
is full of fun and
laughter. Carpet Bowling
is every Tuesday at 1:30
p.m. The cost is $1.00 per
week. Your first lesson is
free. For information,
please call Roy or
Maxine at 342-7521.
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You may recognize someone for
their special “achievements”
through our
In Honor Of…
Remember the
dearly departed
who touched your heart
through our
In Memory Of...
Vannie Squire
Traveling Gems
Vincent Angelina
Rose Graci
Verney Fricono
Rose Graci
Our continued thanks for
supporting this special recognition
to those you care about.
Music For Your Soul
Join us every 1st, 3rd, 4th Friday, and the last
Wednesday of the month for “Just Country”.
If you like country music you will enjoy this
group of jammers. We have guitar, fiddle,
spoons, piano and more. This all happens
during our noon lunch at the Boise Senior
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at the Boise VA Medical Center.
The Medical Foster Home Program is a unique partnership between State
Certified Family Homes (CFH) and Boise VA Home Base Primary Care
Program (HBPC). It provides an alternative to nursing home placement for
Veterans unable to live independently and who prefer a family setting.
The MFH coordinator finds caregivers in the community who are certified by the state and are willing to take
Veterans into their home and provide 24-hour supervision and care. The VAMC then provides
comprehensive primary care in the home through the Home Based Primary Care team, alleviating the need to
get to the clinic for most care. The expectation is for the Veteran to live there for the remainder of his or her
life. The coordinator tries to match each Veteran’s personality and level of care needed with the right home
and provides regular visits to support both the Veteran and caregiver. The MFH program’s target population
is Veterans, enrolled in the Boise VAMC for care, who meet a nursing home level of care, and prefer a noninstitutional setting for their long-term care.
The pilot program began in 2004 in Tampa, Florida and San Juan Puerto Rico VA Hospitals. The program
has been slowly progressing and continues to be a proven success for many Veterans. There are now 114
programs throughout the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) and the Boise VAMC is pleased to be able
to bring this program here and provide this option to our Veterans.
Join us at the Boise Senior Center January 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for more information on this great opportunity.
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Speakers for January 2015
On January 20,
2015 at 10 a.m., we
invite you to join
us as we travel
across the world to
Afghanistan and
Iraq. We will have BSU students from
these places here to speak to the
seniors and learn about our culture and
activities. Join us for this learning
experience and enjoy the different
ways of the world without leaving
Chat-n-Chew meets every Thursday at
10 a.m. We invite you to come have
fun with us. For information call Rose
at 429-6638.
The Drumming Divas
The Drumming Divas meet every
Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Come join, new friends, making music
We are
happy to
share our
drums with
you, teach
you how to
play, or
just come
listen and tap your toes. Questions or
more information, please call Marcia
at 861-6467.
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Computer Classes
If you would like to schedule your spring computer classes,
call 345-9921 and leave your name and number.
White Elephants needed!!
Trying to make room for
all the new items you
received during the
Why not donate the
items you no longer
need to Morning Bingo
for prizes? Bingo starts
at 10 a.m. every Thursday morning. We invite
you to join us for a game.
Calling All Artists
The Boise Senior Center is looking for new
artists to hang their art on our wall. This
could be a way to sell
some of those pieces
you've had for a while or
just show them off. If
you are interested or
know someone who is,
call Angie at 345-9921
for more information.
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Auld Lang Syne
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Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!
"For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne."
Auld Lang Syne
The song Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung by most of us on the
stroke of midnight each New Years Eve however in Scotland, where
Auld Lang Syne originates it is also sung on Burns Night, January
25th, to celebrate the life of the
author and famous poet Robert
Burns. The words 'Auld Lang
Syne' literally translates from
old Scottish dialect meaning 'Old
Long Ago' and is about love and
friendship in times past. The
Auld Lang Syne lyrics referring
to 'We'll take a Cup of Kindness
yet' relate to a drink shared by
men and women to symbolize
friendship. The 'Auld Lang Syne'
lyrics and words were first
published in 1787 and the song
has now become a tradition as
we celebrate a Happy New Year!
BSAC Group Donations
The groups listed have given these
contributions to help offset the cost of
operating the Boise Senior Center.
Nov 14
Group Donations
AM Bingo
Bake Sale
Carpet Bowling
Chair Strength & Yoga
Chat & Chew
Fun & Friendly Bridge
Intro to Pinochle
Invitational Bridge
Knitting Class
Line Dancing
Longevity Stick
Mah Jongg
Spanish Scrabble
Stretch & Tone
Tai Chi
Bridge Thursday Night
Columbian Club
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The Boise Senior Center has a wonderful and talented
group of crafters. Make it a routine to stop in to see all of
our beautiful crafts we sell in our Craft Boutique. We are
open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.. to p.m.
Jan - Nov
Robbins Road Artists
Thursday Night Pinochle
Total Group Donations
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Missing Mom’s Cooking
Monday—It's fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately.
The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.
Tuesday—Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't
dress. What a surprise when Tom brought a friend home for supper.
Wednesday—A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind
of silly but I took a bath anyway. I can't say it improved the rice any.
Thursday—Today Tom asked for green salad and I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients; lay on a
bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden.
Friday—I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must have
been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.
Saturday—Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I
don't have any clothes that fit it, and for some reason Tom keeps counting to ten.
Sunday—Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast, but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had
a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger,
much to my disappointment.
GOOD NIGHT DEAR DIARY. This has been a ver y exciting week! I am eager for tomorrow to come so
I can try out a new recipe on Tom . If I can talk Tom into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him
with a chocolate moose.
Earlene’s Companion Care
Caring, Experienced, Trustworthy, Dependable,
Mature and Conscientious
Need help with light housekeeping?
Want a companion to have lunch with, shop with?
Want someone to take you to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store?
No time (or desire) to run errands?
Need help with your correspondence and other writing?
Want to assure your family that you are cared for in a professional and loving way, in your own home?
Over 12 years experience
Security checks available
Please call Earlene at 208-866-1004
for more information.
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Recycle for Sight Project
“Hundreds of old prescription glasses are buried in people’s drawers, desks, in closets at home and at work.
It’s time to dig them out and put them to good use,” said Frosty Warren from the Boise Bench Lions. These
glasses are cleaned and classified by prescription. Then the glasses are distributed to those in need through
the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Project, hosting optical missions in developing countries.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 45,000
clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind
and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout
the world. For more information on Lions Clubs, visit Eyeglasses for recycling can be
dropped off at the Boise Senior Center, Monday—Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Traveling Gems
January, Date to be determined— Stage Coach Theatre, “Run For Y our Life”— Please see brochure for
details and pricing.
We invite you to our meetings the second Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Boise Senior Center.
Dates and times of trips are subject to change. Please call Marylu at 345-0889 or Anne at 343-9317.
Sign Up Early.
Please copy and share our brochures with friends and neighbors.
Children & grandchildren, (18 years & older) are welcome to join us on most trips.
Please call to confirm.
Thank You Edwards Greenhouse!
Thank you to “The Florist” at Edwards Greenhouse for
providing our birthday Friday corsages.
Classes are held every Saturday.
Call 342-0588 or visit them on the web at, for current classes.
The Florist
4106 Sand Creek Street Boise, ID 83703 Fax: 342 -0411
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Thank You Edwards
We would like to thank Edwards
Greenhouse and The Florist at
Edwards for providing our
birthday Friday corsages and
Christmas flowers.
Edwards holds special events,
classes and workshops
throughout the year.
Tours of the greenhouse for
students and special interest
groups are available.
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Bacon-Cheese Dip
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese,
2 tablespoons diced onion
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
4 bacon slices,
cooked and
chopped fresh
parsley, blue
cheese crumbles
Assorted crackers
Process first 5
ingredients in a blender or food processor
until smooth, stopping to scrape down
sides. Stir in half of bacon. Cover and
chill 2 hours. Let stand at room
temperature 15 minutes before serving.
Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Garnish,
if desired. Serve with crackers.
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Our friendly technicians will
communicate with you to create
your own specialized treatment
plan to cover the interior and exterior of your home. All of our
equipment and products are safe for the environment, children, and
Please mention the Boise Senior Center for our senior discount.
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