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Silver Foxes Newsletter - August 2011 from the Takoma Park Recreation Department

Silver Foxes Newsletter - August 2011 from the Takoma Park Recreation Department

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Silver Foxes August 2011 Newsletter for Takoma Park, MD
Silver Foxes August 2011 Newsletter for Takoma Park, MD

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Published by: The City of Takoma Park on Aug 02, 2011
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Special points of interest:
 
 National Night Out
 — 
cover page.
Maryland Senior Olym- pics
 — 
cover page.
Dance Special Event
 — 
 Teen Exchange
 — 
 page 2
Oldies Picnic Review
 — 
 page 2
Line Dancing
 — 
page 3
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Inside this issue:
 News and Events
2, 3
Fitness/Health
4, 5
Art/Education
5
August Trips
6
General Information
7
August Calendar 
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August 2011
The Maryland Senior 
Olympics ―is a non
- profit organization for  proactive residents aged
50 and above‖ and the
2011 games will mark 31 years of helping raise physical fitness aware-ness for the senior popu-lation. The MarylandSenior Olympics beginsAugust 13 through November 6, 2011. For more information aboutthe Olympics and howyou can participate in anindividual or team sport,go to:
www.mdseniorolympics.org
or visit the Takoma Park Recreation website:
www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation
your community to enjoythe following activities:
-Police Vehicles on Display-McGruff the Crime Dog-Child ID Kits & Finger- printing
 
-Bike Safety Demos &Tune Ups-Moonbounce-Face painting-Games & Prizes-Food & Ice Cream...and much more!For more information, goto:
www.takomaparkpoliceno.weebly.com
 National Night Out is afree annual event hosted by the police departmentto bring the communitytogether as a whole toincrease awareness insafety and crime preven-tion; to support locally- based businesses, groupsand organizations; and tostrengthen relationshipsamong community mem- bers and between thecommunity and local po-lice department.Join other citizens from National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 20116:00 PM
 — 
9:00 PM
 Piney Branch ElementarySchool 
,
7611 Maple Avenue
 Contact:
Officer Carla MagnayeCommunity OutreachTakoma Park Police Department301-891-7121
City of Takoma Park Seniors Recreation Program for Active Adults Age 55 plus
 
Paula LisowskiSeniors Program Manager Takoma Park Recreation7500 Maple AvenueTakoma Park, MD 20912 paulal@takomagov.orgPhone: (301) 891-7280"The summer night is like a perfection of thought." - Wallace Stevens
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Edward P. Wroth, IIIExecutive Director Maryland Senior Olympics12900 Middlebrook RoadGermantown, MD 20874301-777-8081
 
in Takoma Park. The teenstudents want to engageseniors in a free creativeinter-generational
―beauty through move-ment‖ workshop. The
workshop will includewarm-up, dance improveactivities, and learningsome fun choreography.
Beauty & Dance Workshop
 
Wednesday, August 3, 201110
 — 
11 AMDance Studio,Takoma Park CommunityCenter, 7500 Maple AvenueFree
What do beauty anddance have in common?Join the dancers fromTeen Exchange to findout. The Teen Exchangeis a youth-led moderndance group program of the Liz Lerman DanceExchange, a professionalcompany of dance artist
Page 2Takoma Park Silver Foxes
Special Event! Beauty and Dance Workshop
August 3
Special Event!
Seniors and Teens Intergenerational “Oldies but Goodies” Picnic Review
 
Faye Wright, Teen Program Manager, and her Takoma Park teens, hosted a cookout for the seniors on June 30,
2011. The ―oldies but goodies‖ picnic, held at Heffner Community Center, was a wonderful intergenerational
event for the teens and seniors to meet and share stories over grilled burgers and other yummy picnic food.
The background was filled with music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and included a special performance by
keyboardist, Robert Charkovsky. Twenty nine seniors came out to enjoy an afternoon of music, old schooltrivia, and lunch. During the social event, the teens and seniors exchanged memories. In addition, some seniors brought mementos including 8 track tapes, coins, and photos to give teens a glimpse into the past.
Photos by Paula Lisowski
 
Bradley provided friendly transportation. Kadi welcomed seniors.Junior grilled with style. Faye and teens shared stories with seniors.
 
Sue Vedamony is a veryactive member of theSilver Foxes, and a dedi-cated volunteer for theSenior Recreation Pro-gram. Thank you Sue for taking care of the plantson the 2nd floor of theTakoma park Commu-nity Center. In addition,we are very grateful toher, and her husbandSam, for being back-upinstructors for the BoneBuilders exercise classon Monday and Thurs-day mornings. We appre-ciate their help and par-ticipation in the program.
Photos by Paula Lisowski
 
Beat the Heat in the Game room.
Page 3Takoma Park Silver Foxes
Get out of the hotweather and join your friends in the GameRoom on the 2nd floor of the Takoma Park Community Center,7500 Maple Avenue.The Game Room isavailable for activeadults, age 55 and older,to play pool, table tennis,air hockey, basketballarcade and other activegames. Play it cool.
Shake Your Booty.
Table Tennis
Thank You - Sue! Finished!
Sue VedamonyAlejandrina knitted her firstsweater in the special projectclass this spring. Great job!
Game Room (summer)hours:Monday
 — 
Friday,12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.(No Wednesdays)Saturdays,10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Line Dancing is tremendously beneficial in keeping us young. The benefits of line dancing and all types of dancing are many: weight loss, control of high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol, stress management,reduce risk of heart disease, strengthen bones and muscles, improve posture and balance, which in turn pre-vents falls, and increase your stamina and flexibility while building confidence. Barbara Craddock, profes-sional dancer and instructor, explains the benefits of dance in her article titled Benefits of Dancing & Quick Tips for Staying Healthy
. According to Ms. Craddock, along with the physical benefits, ―dance improves our memory by making us recall steps, routines and dance patterns making it a great mental exercise for brains.‖
www.dancescape.org
Line Dancing is a social activity that leads to meeting new people and making new friends,
and you don’t need a dance
 partner to join in the fun! Joinour own line dance instructor extraordinaire, Ms. BarbaraBrown on Wednesdays andFridays to see why her studentsare so happy. See page 4 for class information.
 
Class Instructor Barbara Brown
Photos by Paula Lisowski

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