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Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center

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The mission of the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center is to enhance the lives of seniors through programs involving education, exercise, social activities, health and community service in an environment that provides opportunities for seniors to remain active and self-sufficient.

 

Weekly Announcements

August 15th, 2017



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • The bus route has been canceled for the week of August 14th. It will not run Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. It is in the shop for maintenance. Bus schedule will resume on Monday, August 21st. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Gift Shop deal of the week: all jewelry items are $1.00.
  • Balance and Strength class will meet on Wednesday, August 16th at 12:30 pm in the Dining Room.
  • The Widow/Widower's Monthly Lunch will be at Beefy's on the Green August 17th at 11:00 am. Meet at the center at 10:30 am to carpool or go directly to the restaurant at 11:00 am. There will be games at the center following lunch.
  • Appointments for technology with George available for Friday, August 25th. Please sign up for an appointment. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:                                            

End of Summer Hawaiian Luau- Wednesday,  September       6th after lunch. Ice cream will be served.      

Bulverde Jubilee - Saturday, September 16th.        

Active Aging Week- Monday, September 25th - Friday,  September 29th.                                                            

17th Annual Craft Show- Saturday, November 11th.

  • We are in need of volunteers for the BSBAC Jubilee Booth and Bake Goods donations on Saturday, September 16th. Baked goods must be individually wrapped for sale.  Please stop by and sign up or contact the office if interested.
  • A volunteer instructor is needed to lead the B.A.T.H exercise class. Please contact the office if interested.
  • Box Fans are available to members in need. Contact Andrea (830) 438-3111 or stop by our office.
  • Medical Equipment (elite walkers and wheelchairs): We loan these at no cost to those in need. Please contact the office for more information (830)438-3111.
  • We ask that those members and guests that come to the center, check-in on the computer at front desk for all activities, lunch, gym, etc.
BOARD NOMINATIONS
The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center is now accepting nominations for board membership. Board members must be able to attend monthly meetings and actively participate in the mission of the center. If you would like to serve on the 2018 board for a three year term, please see Kim Kelley. Application deadline is September 16, 2017.
New date added!
FLU SHOTS
 Friday, September 29th, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, October 9th, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please see Andrea for further information
 

BUS SCHEDULE HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR AUGUST 14, 15 AND 16TH.


BUS SCHEDULE
Monday - Wednesday
 If you would like to be placed on the list to be brought to the center and taken home, please call the office at (830)438-3111.

ACTIVITIES

For a printable copy of the Activity Calendar here at the center, click on the following link:

 


     
Birthdays and Anniversaries were celebrated on Monday. Thanks to all those that donated the desserts.
 
 







 Fellowship meals are: 

Monday through Friday at 11:30 am.

 Nutritious meals offered to our community. 

The suggested donation is $3.00.  

 

August 2017 Meal Menu

Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Schedule
Fridays 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Low impact - slow paced - easy to learn
 

The practice of Tai Chi Chuan has been popular the world over for many years. In fact, you may have glimpsed people performing this graceful exercise in parks. It is accessible to everyone, from the athlete to the person in a wheelchair to a person recovering from surgery. Most people train in Tai Chi for the myriad of health benefits, which include: 
Improved Balance 
Reduces Chances of Falling 
Overall Strength and Flexibility
Increased Breathing Capacity
Stress Management
recent studies have even shown that it fights Dementia 
and Strengthens Cognitive Functioning. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kevin Arp has over twenty years of training and teaching experience in various styles of martial arts. He started training Tai Chi Chuan in 1999.  He can be contacted via telephone at 512-644-0901 or emailed at mr.kevin.arp@gmail.com.

TESTIMONIAL FROM ONE OF OUR STUDENTS
"Participation in the BSBAC Tai Chi class has improved my strength, balance, flexibility and lung capacity. Kevin Arp, the instructor, provides patient and appropriately-paced instruction for all of his students."
-Martha Gaston



Mo's Crafts

Everyone had a great time at Mo's watermelon painting class.
Mo's Crafts are free to our members. 
Next craft: Mosaics on Thursday, September 28th. Limited spots. Sign up sheet at front desk. 
     
    
Did you know that the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center is a Silver&Fitcontract fitness facility?

Check to see if you have this benefit with your insurance and would like to participate in our fitness programs, please sign up at the office.
We are low on our inventory of wheelchairs and elite walkers.

We loan these at no cost to those in need.
Please contact the office for more information (830)438-3111.
Quilting Group
   
Join the group on: Wednesday, August 9th and 
Wednesday, August 23rd 
Contact Barbara Lewis Harris at (210)490-7813 for more information.
  
Card Creation


Stop by our Gift Shop and purchase a card for $2.00

 Wednesday, August 9th and August 23rd at 10 a.m. 

You will learn how to assemble two unique cards which will be sold at our gift shop. First time card creation members will make one card to sell in the Gift Shop and another to take home. No experience necessary. Everything is provided. The class concludes around noon.

Please call Joan Bishop at (830)885-6885 or email: joanbish@gvtc.com
so she can prepare your card kits.  
The class and all materials are free, therefore we do ask that you donate $2 to the Keep the Lights On donation box in the lobby.
New Jackpot Bingo Added on Fridays!
 
Jackpot Bingo has been added to our Friday schedule. 
Start date: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 12:30 pm.

OUR JACKPOT BINGO SPONSOR FOR TUESDAY IS:

 

Located: 910 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, Texas 78232
(512) 970-0062

If your organization is interested in becoming a Jackpot Bingo Sponsor, please contact: 
 Sharon Andrews 
 (830) 438 - 3111
 sandrews@bsbac.com

You have the opportunity to present information about your company during Jackpot prize presentation and your logo will be displayed at our center and through our weekly newsletter.
   
Our Nutrition and Outreach program is looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen and to deliver Meals on Wheels.

Please call the office if you are able to help.

 
 
 


 
Gift Card Sales

Another way our center raises funds for operations is through the sale of gift cards.  We may be able to help you with your gift giving needs while earning money to support the center.
 
We usually place monthly orders and receive them within a week.  Click on the following link to browse the complete list of gift card we can order for you. We will also have a copy for viewing at the front desk.
 
 
Online Payment available for Dues 
 
Monthly Gym Membership: $20 
(unlimited use)

Fitness Membership: $35
 (includes all classes and unlimited gym membership)
 
Single Membership: $30
Couple Membership: $50
Business Membership: $200

* Please notify the office if you have any updates to your personal information.
 
Inclement Weather Procedure

The next several months may present opportunities for inclement weather. If bad weather is in the forecast, the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center will follow COMAL ISD school closures.  You are encouraged to access the following news sources for up-to-date information.

 
San Antonio TV Stations:   KENS, KABB, KSAT, and WOAI
Area Radio Stations: WOAI 1200 AM, KTSA 550 AM, KGNB 1420 AM/KNBT 92.1 FM

Cable TV Information:
 New Braunfels
 
On mornings when possible hazardous conditions exist, school officials will check the roads. The Superintendent will inform area radio stations by 6 a.m. Earlier notices will be given the previous day or evening, whenever possible. Please check these sources before venturing out on the roads.

The center will initiate an automated phone call to alert members of center closure or delay in opening. If you did not receive a phone call about the recent closing, please let us know so that we can update your information.
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our programs and activities.

Count the Oreo Cookies Contest ends
 Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.

For more information, check out our website:
 

The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The majority of our operating funds are obtained via fund-raising events. Your support, either as a volunteer or via donation, is greatly appreciated.
 
For Online Donations please click on the following link: 
 
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 Quote of the Week
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
~ Maya Angelou