Issue #397 | February 18-22, 2019
ATTENTION: AgeWell Services will be closed today, February 18, in observance of President's Day.
Processed Foods: What's OK and What to Avoid
Processed food has a bad reputation as a diet saboteur. It's blamed for obesity rates, high blood pressure and the rise of Type 2 diabetes. But processed food is more than boxed macaroni and cheese, potato chips and drive-thru hamburgers. It may be a surprise to learn that whole-wheat bread, homemade soup or a chopped apple also are processed foods.

While some processed foods should be consumed less often, many actually have a place in a balanced diet. Here's how to sort the nutritious from the not-so-nutritious.

Reviewed by Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN
Senior Center 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
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
Starting March 5 on 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.
Senior Aquatics
MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center
900 W. Western Ave., Muskegon
Tuesday's & Thursday's from 2-3:30 pm

Join us for various water aerobics.
Intro to Fitness Classes
Holton Library
8776 Holton-Duck Lake Rd., Holton
Starting March 1 on Friday's

This fitness program includes 4-week sessions, each introducing a new fitness class.
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
March 8 - Nutrition 101
RPNIA - Rebecca Lenoir Center
February 27 - Senior Resources Presentation
March 27 - Phone, Mail & E-scams Presentation
Orchard View Community Education
February 20 - Alzheimer's Association
March 20 - DaySpring Activity
White Lake Area Community Education
March 18 - Diabetes & Exercise
Made Possible By:
ATTENTION AGEWELL ART STUDENTS: From January 31 - March 29, all Art Classes will be cancelled. For more information, please contact the Wellness Office.
Let's Play BINGO!
Play Bingo on  Tuesday, Mar. 5, Apr. 9 & May 7 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 Items
February 18-22
Haystack BBQ Burger
Burger grilled to perfection and topped with sauteed onions, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce and fried onions. Served with your choice of a side. $5.30

Grilled Cheese Combo
Try our grilled cheese on eight grain bread topped with melted pepper jack cheese, sliced tomato and spinach. Served with tomato basil soup or soup of the day. Traditional grilled cheese is also available. Served with your choice of a side. $5.25

Special Events
Wednesday, February 20
Mini Pork BBQ subs & Dips
Join us in the cafe from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm for Mini Pork BBQ subs and Dips!
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
Driftwood Cafe Discount Dining Weekly Menu
Tuesday Night Discount Dining - Buffet
February 19, 4-6 p.m.
Crispy Baked Chicken. Includes your choice of sides: Red Skin Potatoes, Sauteed Cabbage and Applesauce.

Thursday Night Discount Dining - Served at your table.
February 21, 4-6 p.m.
Meatloaf, served with Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Normandy Veggies and Peaches. Includes your choice of a Caesar or Garden Salad.
AgeWell Services of West Michigan
560 Seminole Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 755-0434