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August 2022 Newsletter

The Senior Times -A Publication of The Senior Network

Golden Nuggets

What is special about the month of August? Did you know that its birthstones are sardonyx and peridot, its flowers are poppy and gladiolus, and that it was once the sixth month of the calendar year? (It became the eighth month when it was re-named around 27 BC by Augustus Caesar, Emperor of Rome, who named it in his honor.) August also is the best time of the year for crops of sweet corn, tomatoes, and cantaloupes. It is the most popular birth month in the United States.

National days of celebration include Aviation, Book Lovers, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mountain Climbing, and, of course, watermelons.

Just like each month is special, each person is special as well. Think about this – every person has 20-25 thousand genes as part of the DNA in every cell. Although each person has many unique traits, yet, we are all created in the image of God! Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” What an awesome God!


Adopt A Grandparent Program

Perhaps you are a senior and have no family or no family in the area. Or your family is very busy, and you do not have a lot of communication with them. Perhaps you have never been a grandparent. Perhaps you feel lonely or even depressed.

This program might be for you!


August Senior of the Month

Robert B. Brainard

Robert was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He went to Perdue and married Mary. They have 3 children: Laura and David live in Raleigh and Mike lives in Charlotte. They are grandparents to 6 teenagers, ranging in age from 14 to 17.

A Clinical Chemist, Robert worked for Rex Pathology Group for 26 years, retiring in 2000. He went overseas to teach clinical chemistry in United Arab Emirates for 3 years.

Robert’s hobbies have included baking and sailing.

The Senior Network met Robert at Crossroads Church in Raleigh where he and Mary are members. He immediately offered food to help any seniors in need. We were able to find some and made arrangements to pick up and deliver the next day.


Candy Cane Stroll

December 3rd, 2022 - Triangle Town Center

Look for more information coming soon! Mark Your Calendars!


Sharing With Seniors

Open to everyone – no charge – door prizes – favors – fun

Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 AM

203 Capcom Avenue, Wake Forest

Music by Maddie Hurst on the viola

“Not all hand pain is arthritis. How to have pain-free hands as we age” presented by Ryan Tarr (DO), OrthoNC

Hear Bill Roach share his story

Monday, August 22nd, 10:30 AM, The Lodge, 1151 S Main St., WF

Music provided by Algia Motley

“Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” presented by Lisa Levine from Dementia Alliance of North Carolina

Giselle Bwensa shares her story

Other programs presented by TSN –

All have music by Algia Motley, Door Prizes, Fun

(They are open to residents only, but we do need volunteers to help. Let us know if you are interested and available)

The Gardens at Wakefield, Monday, August 8th, 1 PM

“Top 5 Things Seniors Need To Know About Cybersecurity”

Philip Carter, NerdsToGo

The Crossings at Heritage, Tuesday, August 9th, 11 AM

Research Study For Alzheimer’s Prevention

Care Access Patient Educator Team

The Grande at Granite Falls, Wednesday, August 10th, 1 PM

Zach Merritt from Chefs for Seniors

Cadence, Wake Forest, Tuesday, August 16th, 2 PM

“Top 5 Things Seniors Need To Know About Cybersecurity”

Philip Carter, NerdsToGo

We help seniors from all backgrounds and walks of life. Are you a senior with a special need or wish? We will try to help you!

Contact Us

There is no charge for our services! We exist by donations from individuals, churches, and businesses. If you are interested in volunteering, want more information about our non-profit organization, or have a special prayer request, please contact us.

Office: 954-666-2040 Fax: 919-373-8823


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