Issue #392 | January 7-11, 2019
AgeWell Services will be closed on
January 21 in observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Portion Control Can Make A Big Difference
Now that the holidays are over, many of us are making resolutions to lose weight or “get back in shape”. One simple way to manage weight is to be aware of your portion size. Cutting back on portions, even just a small amount per meal, can make a big difference. Here are some simple ways to visualize serving sizes.

  • 1 serving of fruit or vegetables= A baseball or the size of your fist
  • ¼ cup of dried fruit or nuts= A golf ball or a large egg
  • 1 oz. of cheese= 4 dice
  • 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter= A ping pong ball
  • One serving of a baked potato= A computer mouse
  • I serving of meat (3oz meat, fish, poultry) = 1 deck of cards
  •  ½ cup of food (for ex: pasta, ice cream) = A tennis ball

Senior Millage Activities
The following activities are made possible by the Muskegon County Senior Millage and Senior Resources and will be provided on a donation basis.

Must call the AgeWell Wellness Office to reserve your spot by calling
231-733-8643.
Pickleball
Orchard View Community Education 1765 Ada Ave., Muskegon
Thursday's from 4:30-5:30pm

Join us for some pickleball games. This is a great opportunity to not only get physical exercise but to make new friends.
Enhanced Fitness
Orchard View Community Education
1765 Ada Ave., Muskegon
Tuesday's & Thursday's, 9:30-10:30am

Join us for this moderate level fitness class where Strength Training, Flexibility, Aerobic Exercise and Balance is combined into one class.
Stretch & More
Holton Branch Library
8776 Holton-Duck Lake Rd, Holton
Friday's from 1-2pm

This class allows you to learn a combination of health tips (arthritis and other), relaxations techniques and a a majority of stretching exercises.
Lunch & Learns
The goal of the Lunch & Learns is to enhance the skills, knowledge, thinking, and learning abilities of participants based on the AgeWell Services Dimensions of Wellness—SPINS (Social, Physical, Intellectual, Nutritional and Spiritual). They are provided in a relaxing, informal environment where participants have the opportunity to learn about something new and interesting. New topics every month!

Lunch & Learns are from 12-1:30pm with a lunch provided on a donation basis.
MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center
January 11 - Increasing your Flexibility & Mobility
RPNIA - Rebecca Lenoir Center
January 23 - Online Safety Presentation
Orchard View Community Education
January 16 - Identity Theft Presentation
White Lake Area Community Education
January 21 - Home Repair & Improvement Scams
Made Possible By:
Let's Play BINGO!
Play Bingo on  Tuesday, Jan. 8, Feb. 7 & Mar. 5 from 3-5 p.m.  
 
Bingo will be held in the AgeWell Services Training Room A & B at Tanglewood Park, 560 Seminole Road, Muskegon. 
Bingo is 25 cents per card. Prizes awarded each game! Come make new friends, play Bingo and win! 
Give to AgeWell Services
AgeWell Services prepares and delivers 1,600 meals each day to Seniors in Muskegon, Ottawa and Oceana Counties, but the need for our services continues to grow daily. A donation of any amount can go a long way towards helping deliver hope to seniors.
Volunteering is also a great way to give to AgeWell. It is only through the dedicated service of our volunteers that we are able to meet the needs of so many seniors in our area. An hour a week can make a huge difference!
Driftwood Cafe Featured Items & Special Events
Feature Item
January 7-11
Bees Knees Mac 'N Cheese
Pasta shells covered in creamy sharp cheddar cheese, seasoned with cayenne pepper and spices. Topped with crumbled croutons and green onions. Served with your choice of a side. $5.75

Blackened Chicken Salad
Romaine lettuce topped with grilled onions and mushrooms, blackened chicken strips, diced tomato and friend onion strips. Suggest ranch dressing. $6.30

Special Event
January 9
Santa Fe Trail Buffet
Join us in the cafe from 11:00-1:30 for tacos, nachos and more!
Discount Dining Program
The Discount Dining program provides a nutritious meal for only $4.00 to seniors 60 years and older. This meal program is different than other meal programs because you select the meal from the restaurant menu, instead of the AgeWell Services Kitchen.

Participating restaurants include:
Driftwood Cafe at Tanglewood Park: 560 Seminole Rd., Muskegon, MI 49444
Daniel's Restaurant: 55 E. South Ave., Hesperia, MI 49421

To sign-up for this program, please contact the Wellness Office at (231) 733-8643 or wellness@agewellservices.org.
Driftwood Cafe Discount Dining Weekly Menu
Tuesday Night Discount Dining - Buffet
January 8, 4-6 p.m.
Crispy Baked Chicken. Includes your choice of sides: Red Roasted Potatoes, Sauteed Cabbage and Applesauce.

Thursday Night Discount Dining - Served at your table.
January 10, 4-6 p.m.
Turkey & Gravy, served with Stuffing, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce. Includes your choice of a Caesar or Garden Salad.
AgeWell Services of West Michigan
560 Seminole Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 755-0434
www.agewellservices.org