Would you like to learn 16 simple exercises to boost your brain functioning? Brain Gym activities which can be done sitting or standing enhance coordination physically and mentally, as well as boost memory, enhance breathing and focusing skills, and relax one’s central nervous system. They also improve posture and improve one’s energy levels, vison & hearing. This 4 week class will be taught at the Hayden Senior Center by Jill Mikael (a retired special education teacher of 44 years and a daily practioner of brain gym) beginning February 5th the Friday at 3 p.m. Class fee is twenty five dollars for the session. FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST Artist’s Biography Julie Rae Clark Brain gym exercises are a series of simple exercises that boost brain function. Though they were initially designed for kids, these exercises have proven to be effective for adults as well. Studies show that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and respiratory disease and acts as an antidepressant. The idea behind Brain Gym is to use physical movement to access different parts of the brain movements that are the repetition of specific bilateral, contralateral, and other activities to promote efficient communication among the many nerve cells and functional centers located throughout the brain and sensory motor system. These movements are designed to integrate your body and mind in order to improve coordination and functioning. Jill Mikael “Flow with Grace” Jill Mikael, Certified Instructor YOGA FOR ALL Yoga - Monday CHAIR Yoga 3:00 to 3:45 $10/month If paid by week, $3.00 per class HATHA Yoga -Levels One and Two Class 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. $20/per month If paid by the week, $6.50 per class -Mixed Levels Class 5:15 to 6:30 pm (contact Jill for various price options for the 5:15 class) Friday HATHA Yoga - BONE HEALTH Yoga 4:00 to 5:15 (contact Jill for various price options for the class) Friday Brain Gym from 3:00 to 3:45 ($25 for 4 week session) New session begins February 5th. Call Jill Mikael to register 208-772-6240 Friday Brain Gym from 3:00 to 3:45 BONE HEALTH Yoga 4:00 to 5:15 13 Julie Rae is a painter specializing in tropical and nature-inspired imagery. She takes her beholders on a whimsical journey of vibrant seascapes and birds. Fascinated by the mixture of color, Julie creates textured backgrounds topped with bold designs and fun, flowing lines. She works with acrylics on canvas, bringing to life vibrant paintings in a tropically infused style! A Northwest native of Spokane, WA. Julie Rae lived in Hawaii for 20 years and spent one year in Nagoya, Japan. She is a graduate of UH Hilo, also attended Nanzan University and earned her BA in Japanese Culture & Language. This fusion of cultural experiences can be seen in many of her lively paintings. Currently living in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Julie Rae aspires to have her work shown & enjoyed locally, in Hawaii, and in Japan. Her bright and expressive detail is bound to bring a spot of cheerfulness to any space that it is displayed. Julie Rae Artist Statement For me painting is a combination of my study of texture & contrast, and in my belief that art must take its own path. I prefer not to completely plan my pieces, and instead appreciate the point when they begin to speak to me and I start taking instruction. I believe that each piece will take me by the hand to lead me where I didn’t know I would go. This to me is pure joy. My desire for color & texture variation is very strong when it comes to painting. I love to put glossy paint next to flat, circles next to lines and use colors that don’t normally match. My job is then to reconcile them into something harmonious, one of my favorite things to do. I want the onlooker to delight in the abnormalities of something that doesn’t look quite real and yet feels completely balanced. When people see my paintings I’d like them to feel happy and to take a moment to enjoy the details & intricacies I’ve put in them. I also look at my pieces as a viewer once finished and have to remind myself it was my hands that designed them. I’ve always been a positive person and I like to create pieces that convey feelings of happiness & joy. My ultimate hope is that my body of work will stand long after I’m gone and that others will find it interesting, delightful & unique! 14 Editor’s Note I want to thank all of our businesses that have Purchased ads in the Newsletter, without their support This would not have been affordable for the center to provide. Please frequent these businesses as their support is vital to HSC. We want to give special recognition to our local philanthropic organizations, local businesses, and individual community members that have supported the center throughout this difficult year. Avista Foundation Innovia Foundation United Way of North Idaho Cancer & Community Charities Idaho Community Foundation Area Agency on Aging John L. Scott Real Estate Kootenai County Commissioners Mountain View Veterinary Clinic Costco Mountain West Bank Washington Trust Bank Post Falls Food Bank Greene Idaho Foundation Carenet Kootenai Electric Trust Premier Mortgage Resources Zips Drive-In City of Hayden Hayden Lake Marathon Steve Halliday Bank CDA Community Action Partnership The Father's Market VOLUNTEER/STAFF OF THE QUARTER Nancy Andrews Choosing a volunteer of the quarter is always tough because all of our volunteers are such a critical piece of our center. After much struggle, I would like to give a special shout out to Nancy Andrews. She has been with the center for several years and while she is willing to jump in wherever she is needed, her specialty is helping to run our Bingo activity. I can always count on her bubbly, energetic personality to bring everyone together for an afternoon of fun. She went above and beyond when I asked her to take on a technology project that was way beyond my skill level. Needless to say, she got right on it and we have been able to really streamline the sales piece of our Bingo activity which everyone appreciates. Thank you so much for all that you do for our center Nancy. Lisa Martin 15 Donna Conway, Roy & Bonnie Cook, Deanna Wertz, Ben Palanuik 2021 Membership fees are due We are no longer tiering the fees, all members pay $35 per year! Please put that check in the mail or drop off at the center. We Thank you for your continued support. 16 We are having a Membership Drive!!! This is how it works; ask your friends, neighbors, adult children or whoever you can think of to join the Hayden Senior Center. When they join and pay their membership fee declaring that you sent them, your name will then be placed in a drawing for some fun gifts. The more people who give your name the more chances you have to win. The drawing will be once a month beginning in January. We will draw a name on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the monthly Board meeting. Let’s make our center the best in Kootenai County. Any questions please contact myself Stephanie at stephnotary19@gmail.com or Lisa at the center 208-762-7052. Thank you in advance Dearest Members ~ We hope this Newsletter finds you all healthy and doing well. We have had some administrative changes since the last Newsletter and I would like to update our members. We, as a Board, are very excited to announce Lisa Martin has been chosen as our Executive Director! We will begin the hiring process soon for a Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator. We are very enthusiastic for the future of our center and all of our treasured members! Bingo and Burgers was such a great success and the response from the patron’s was; lets do this every month. I think our volunteers would rebel if we did this monthly so we have decided to have it quarterly. Mark your calendars ~ BINGO & BURGERS WILL BE THE THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY, APRIL, AUGUST, AND NOVEMBER. (February 20th from 11:00 to 2:00 & 3:00 to 6:00) Tickets are $15 per person, and must be purchased in advance. BLUE JEAN BOOGIE ~ SEPTEMBER,25th CHRISTMAS BAZAAR ~ NOVEMBER 27TH These times may change ~ so follow us on Facebook to keep updated. HSC is also making a cookbook to sell, we are in need of your favorite recipes, you can email , mail, or drop your recipes off at the center. Please submit your recipes or any questions you have regarding the above events to Lisa at 9428 N. Government Way, Hayden Idaho 83835, or email lisa@haydenseniorcenter.org Greetings to all from our little Center, This year has been extraordinarily challenging and I think, as human beings, it’s very easy to gravitate toward the negative elements and frustrations of these types of situations. It is on my heart to reflect and share the amazing things that I have seen happen this year. I have witnessed countless people throughout this community, as well as within our center, come together during this time. This has enabled us to not only continue to fulfill our mission but expand on it in every area of the services we provide. We have been able to meet the practical needs of our seniors on a much larger scale, as well as being able to bring a little added joy and companionship through new and creative endeavors. The man power it has taken to accomplish these things is enormous, especially for such a small facility. No matter what the task at hand has been, all I have had to do is pick up the phone and in no time people are on site ready to contribute in any way they can. In closing, we love our seniors. I am incredibly humbled and thankful to see the ongoing efforts of so many volunteers, community members, and organizations, rally around our vision to continue to be there in a positive way for them. We will all be able to be together again very soon. Lisa Martin, Executive Director Clovis & Associates, LLC Certified Public Accountants And Business Advisors Jessi C. 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