MAY 2018
Connie Hudson
Mobile Regional
Senior Community Center

Our mission at the Connie Hudson
Mobile Regional Senior Community Center is to provide the highest quality of recreational, educational, health, and wellness programs for individuals 55 and older.
Don't Forget Mother's Day
May 13th, 2018

***Center Closures***
May 28, 2018
Happy Memorial Day
Class Schedule
8:10 a.m. Body Sculpting II    
8:30 Bible Study     
9:00 Oil Painting
9:30 Chair Fitness    
9:45 Beading Buddies    
11:00  Water Aerobics   
12:30 p.m. Scheduled Dominoes
1:00  Beginners Art
2:00 Pickle Ball 
3:30 Scheduled Card Games  
4:00 Circuit Interval Training
8:30 a.m. Step Aerobics
9:00 Beginner Quilting 1st and 15th
9:30  Stretch and Relax
10:00 Water Color, Water Soluble Oil  
 10:30 Water Aerobics
11:00 Rook 1st and 15th
1:00 p.m. Chess 
3:30 Pound Ball 
Gentle Yoga
8:30 a.m. Circuit Interval Training w/ Joby
9:00 Advanced Quilting
All Day Quilting 2nd
Drawing & Acrylic               
9:30 Strength & Flexibility
1:00 p.m 40 min With WAYNE
Open Art
1:45  Beginner Line Dancing
2:45 Intermediate Line Dancing
3:00 Italian (ROOM B)
4:00 Line Dancing with Shirley
9:00 a.m. Crochet (Room B)
8:30 Step Aerobics
9:30  Steve's Dance Class
10:30 Writers Group (Room A) 
11:00  Water Aerobics         
12:30 p.m. Wii Bowling 
Beginner Tai Chi                    
Loom Knitting
1:00 Tai Chi       
Bible Study
2:30 Crafting with Bobbie
3:30 Pound Ball 
4:00 Zumba Gold                            
Chair Yoga
 8:10 a.m. Body Sculpting
9:00 Perceptual Drawing/Painting
9:30  Stretch and Relax
11:30 Scheduled Bridge
1:00 pm Open Art
3:00 Pickle Ball 11th, 18th, and 25th

Upcoming Changes to ART
Starting April 30, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Oil Painting
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Beginners Art
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Drawing and Acrylic
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Open Art
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Perceptual Drawing/
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Open Art
Lobby Events
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 2
Crowne Health Care
Keller Williams Reality
Compass Travel
Dr. Corsentino and Associates
Senior Life Services

May 4

May 4
Area Agency on Aging
Voter Registration

May 7
Voter Registration

May 8
Springhill Memorial Hospital
Mobile Memorial Gardens

May 9
Infirmary Home Health

May 11
Voter Registration

May 16
Caregiver & Companion Services
New York Life
Chamblee and Associates
(Cruise Show)
Ascension Funeral and Cremations

May 17
Port City Medical
AIDS Alabama South

April 18
Dauphin Way Assisted Living

May 23
Senior Alliance
Blood Pressure Checks
May 3

May 10
Alacare Home Health and Hospice

May 11
Kindred Hospice
Adventure Seekers
May 8 11:00 a.m.

Managing Someone Else's Money- A Guide for Caregivers
May 22
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
2:30 pm- 3:30 pm
May 3
Quality Caregivers

May 10
Alacare Home Health and Hospice

May 16
Mobile Memorial Gardens

May 22
Crowne Health Care

May 24
Addus Home Health

May 29
Gordon Oaks

May 31
SAAD Healthcare
Widowed Person Services
Support Group 
Date: May 3
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Billiards Tournament
May 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. 
Book Mobile
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Wii Tournament
May 17
Connie Hudson Senior Center

May 22
2:40 p.m.
Nexus Cinema Dinning
Movies: The Avengers
Price: $8.00 movie ticket
Lunch: 25% off menu prices
Book Mobile
May 31st
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Weekender Crew
May 31
1:00 pm
No One Has to Sit Home Alone
Home Fire Safety 2
May 11
Kindred Home Hospice
(1 pm - 2 pm) 

May 16
New York Life
(1 pm - 2 pm) 

May 18
SAAD Healthcare
(1 pm - 2 pm) 
Birthday Rally

May 25

Sponsored By 
Elmcroft Senior Living

Happy Birthday
to our 90+ Members

Georgia Schulz (91)
Minnie Sashington (95)

Project LOASIS
Loving Older Adults Sharing in Service
Project LOASIS ONE MOBILE is a community outreach project for the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center staff and members to the Senior Citizens of the CITY OF MOBILE. This project’s goal is to love every older adult one recreational activity at a time. The center staff will seek volunteers within its members to create recreational outreach opportunities to different community centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and unreached senior citizens within the City of Mobile. 

In April the Bingo players went to play BINGO at Elmcroft with residents.
Wishing Well
Gone But Not Forgotten

Benton Wayne Odom Jr.
Age 82, a resident of Mobile, AL passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was a dedicated husband and father and avid outdoorsman. Wayne retired in 1993 after 30+ years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a longtime member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Odom. He is survived by his children, Candace (David) Harris, Mark (Tish) Odom and Mary Jo (Robert) Garber, grandchildren, Bentley Joyce Odom and Mallory Hope Odom and many good friends. Visitation and services held at Serenity Funeral Home on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 am.
Hours of Operation 
11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 
Come Join Us for Lunch! 
Includes: Entree, 2 sides, bread, dessert, and drink.

April Highlights
Celebration of Life for
Rebecca Dacovich! We are grateful and blessed for the impact she had within the Senior Community!!!
Volunteer of the Year for 2018 Mary Meharry
Mary is an exceptional volunteer in every way one can be. She is a bundle of energy which is contagious. Mary is knowledgeable, energetic, and aware of all the students she teaches.  While in class Mary gives encouragement and instruction according to every students needs. The students are always grateful for the detailed instruction. You can bet that the classes are always on time too. Students love the fact that the extra time is put into the music and research of the class offerings. Hints can always be dropped on how to have a better life. Mary will go out of her way to spread the word on healthy eating and physical exercise to the best anyone can be. Dedication is the best word to describe Mary. Mary always stresses to go at your own pace. Mary is very careful not to injure people with her research on activities to offer. 
All students have complained that their energy and balance have improved!!!Also mood improvements have been increasingly high when one comes encounter with Mary.
 Mary has great leadership and creativity. Always provides more information about wellness and health. 
Mary is always prepared where one might not get bored. 
Mary Meharry is the 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  

CarFit Event Helps Improve Comfort and Safety “Fit” for Connie Hudson Senior Center Drivers

On April 6, 2018 The University of South Alabama, Department of Occupational Therapy helped Improve Comfort and Safety “Fit” for Connie Hudson Senior Center Drivers. This event was designed to help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day and all senior drivers find a better “fit” with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families. CarFit is national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together.
“As we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even size and height may make us less comfortable and reduce our control behind the wheel,” said [AOTA SPOKESPERSON, Donna Wooster, Ph.D., OTR/L]. “CarFit provides older adults with the tools to understand and apply the safety features of their car.”
At this CarFit event, trained volunteers completed a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked:
 Correct position of driver’s seat
 Driver’s ability to easily reach pedals  Proper adjustment of mirrors
Occupational therapists were on hand also to provide a consultation, if needed that will teach drivers how to maintain and improve aspects related to their driving health. The therapist also provided information to participants addressing individual needs, included information about local community resources on exercise, nutrition and other programs to help keep them safe on the road.
“It is critically important that mature drivers make safety a personal priority,” said Donna Wooster. “Driving today is more difficult than ever because of increased traffic congestion, longer commute distances, new technology and faster speeds. Older drivers can take important measures to mitigate the stress associated with driving.”
Center Director, Ashley-Nicole Flowers stated, “The goal of the event was to have at least 10 vehicles register to participate; we exceeded our goal within 30 minutes into the event. It was a pleasure working with the OT Department. These types of safety events are greatly needed for our Older Adult Drivers. The total turnout for this 2 hour event was 27 cars.” 
2018 Master Games @ VIA
Nerf, Frisbee, Basketball, Billiards and Horse Shoes
We enjoyed hearing the memories each of you had of this first lady. May she rest in peace.
Winners for the
Month of April
Billiard Tournament Winner
Bob Hill

Wii Winner
Connie Hudson Senior Center

Bob Rousseau

Lobby Spotlight
SAAD Healthcare

Thanks to SAAD Healthcare for sponsoring a Day Sock Hop Dance!

Connie Hudson 
Mobile Regional 
Senior Community Center

3201 Hillcrest Road 
Mobile, Al 36695
Phone: 251-602-4963

Open Monday-Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.