Vista Gatherings – September 23, 2014

Glade Hospice to hold meeting on Oct. 6

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting Monday, October 6th at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (456-0032) with questions or for more information.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically for the on-going operation of Cumberland House.  Cumberland House is a six-suite end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.  No one is turned away.

The Monday, October 6th meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 P.M. and a business meeting to follow at 3. Current on-going projects include the sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 each and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 each.

Community Certified CPR Classes set

Healthcare Provider Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation classes are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 and Saturday Nov. 1 at Small Biz Staffing located at 60 Ridley Street, Crossville.

The classes are designed for healthcare workers, whose occupations require certification in this life saving program.

The classes will be at 9 A.M. and will be taught by Dee Dee Barnwell Kuenzer, a registered nurse and certified CPR and First Aid Instructor.  She has been personally certified since 1984, and certified as an instructor since 1999.  She has continually maintained that status.

A community Heartsaver CPR class for non medical individuals will be offered at 9 A.M. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Community Complex.

Cost for each class is $25.  To sign up or for more information, call 931-200-4915.

Certification cards will be given to each person participating in a class.

“CPR and First Aid are skills everyone can learn and use to help to save lives.  The more educated our community is, the safer it is.  You never know when someone may need your help,” Kuenzer said.

Community Cook-Off to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

There will be a Community Cook-Off sponsored by Wyndham to be held on Wednesday, October 22 (rain or shine) at the Wyndham complex near Mirror Lake in Fairfield Glade.

This Cook-Off will benefit the Wounded Warriors. The organization helps to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

They raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

For more information please call 484-3821 or Email: [email protected]

Combined service slated

You are invited  to join the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church family for a Combined Worship Service on Sunday, September 28th at 10 A.M.

Come early for great fellowship and a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 A.M.

Ladies Club Requests More Donations

Our first major fundraising event, the Book, Bake and Bargainza Sale (BB&B) on Oct. 10 & 11 is just around the corner.

The Ladies Club is in need of more donations for the Bargainza portion of the sale. Items can be dropped off at storage unit #90 located behind Manny and Isabella’s and next to Dollar General right off Peavine Road.

Remaining dates for dropping off donations are Saturday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 4 between the hours of 9 A.M. and 12 noon.

For further information,  please call Deb Mauch at 484-3593 or Paula Mylek at 287-0839. This is a great opportunity to de-clutter your home and make a meaningful contribution to the Ladies Club at the same time.

Miller to host seminar

Dr. Dave Miller will conduct a Seminar on three consecutive days in Crossville, on  “The Silencing of God: The Dismantling of America’s Christian Heritage.”

The Seminar will be held at the Crossville Church of Christ, on Friday and Saturday night, Sept. 26-27 at 6 P.M. and Sunday, Sept. 28 at 9 and 10 A.M.

The Crossville Church of Christ is located at 423 North Main Street in Crossville. Take a trip back to the now withered roots and vanishing values of America’s past. You will not believe your eyes and ears. America is in the throes of a full-scale CULTURE WAR.

The Silencing of God Seminar issues a stirring plea to the nation to . .

• Return from the depths of moral depravity.

• Reclaim our Christian heritage.

• Reaffirm biblical values in public life.

How to Reduce Memory Loss presentation set

Medical and scientific professionals, governmental, nonprofit research centers and agencies like the Alzheimer’s Association each have documented the correlation between memory loss and nutrition, drugs, physical and spiritual wellness.

Fair Park Senior Center will host a presentation by Clintina Simms, MCP at  1 P.M. on Saturday September 27.

Simms will share helpful tips and information on How to Reduce Memory Loss. She is a certified physical fitness specialist, personal trainer, health and wellness coach. This presentation is based on her advanced certifications as a Fitness Specialist for Older Adults and Healthy Behaviors Coach.

Fair Park Senior Center serves all seniors over the age of 50 in Cumberland County. The Senior Center is located at 1433 Livingston Road across the street from the Fairgrounds entrance in Crossville. For more information, please call Tina Taylor at 931-484-7416.

Free Medical Clinic in Crab Orchard

On Sept. 23, the St. Mary’s Mobile Clinic comes to Crab Orchard.

This clinic comes from Knoxville and provides meidcal care to patients who do not have medical insurance or are not able to receive medical care for some reason.

The clinic comes to the Crab Orchard Care Center, which is located at 87 Commerce Ave. in Crab Orchard.

The clinic is in service from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. All patients need to bring a photo ID and all medications that are being taken.

For more information, please call 931-337-2981 or to make an appointment call 865-212-5570. Walk-ins are also welcome.

P.O.E.T.S. event is full

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield Glade announced a full field for its 10th annual 2014 Fall Invitational on Thurs. Oct. 9th , Friday Oct. 10th, and Sat. Oct. 11th at Heatherhurst Golf Club in the Glade.

They would like to thank the participants, our volunteers and all their sponsors (below) for supporting our Fall Classic.

Volunteers needed 

Labor Day is over, kids are back in school and we begin to think about the coming autumn and then the end-of-the-year holidays.

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call 456-4212.

Republicans to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will be hosting the SECOND Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

The event will be held at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

Bridgefest is scheduled

The Crossville and Fairfield Glade bridge clubs will be hosting the 27th Annual Fall Foliage Bridgefest sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

This event will be held October 3-5 at the Cumberland County Community Complex Exhibit Building (Fairgrounds).

The bridge event has a long standing reputation for good food and Southern hospitality.

Event times on Friday and Saturday are at 10:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M.  Single session pair games will be held at those times.

The Saturday 2:30 pair game will be regionally rated which means more points for the winners. Two Session Bracketed Compact KO’s will begin at 10 A.M. on Friday and Saturday.  They continue each day at 2:30 P.M.

Top bracket of KO’s may be handicapped at the director’s discretion.  A light lunch will be served between sessions on both days.

Sunday is the Stratified Open Swiss and Stratified 299er Swiss.  The Sunday Swiss sessions start at 10 A.M.  Lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Stratifications:  Open:   A – 2000+; B – 750-2000; C – 0-750.  299er:  A – 200-300; B – 100-200; C – 0-100. 0-50 ACBL members pay 1/2 price in all 299er pair events.

Please join us. For more information contact the Tournament Chair, Linda King (931) 456-6479 or (931) 260-4442 (cell), or email – [email protected] If you need a partner or a team please contact the Partnership Chair, Buck Martin – [email protected]

Welcome to Medicare Class in Crossville

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting classes for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on September 30 from 1 to 4 P.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap (supplement) policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  S

HIP is a federally funded program administered locally at the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To enroll in the class, please call 1-877-801-0044.

The class is free but seating will be limited.  All beneficiaries welcome, including those under age 65 with disabilities.

Someone you care for have a mental illness

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on September 17, and ending on November 5.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder.

With Hope in Mind offers helpful skill-building classes, such a problem management, communication and crisis planning, and provides you with immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of each illness.  With Hope in Mind offers both education and support and courses are taught by trained family members.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283

The FOL “Bling Sale,” Cool Thoughts for a Warm August

The FOL Bling Sale will not happen until Saturday, December 13.

However, now is a great time to consider clearing your jewelry box of long unworn, unappealing, “I definitely need some new kind of jewelry!”

Also, if you have sold jewelry at a garage sale and have leftovers; think of donating the remainder to the FOL Bling Sale.

Drop off your donations at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall across from Kroger or at the Library in downtown Crossville.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund books and needed improvements to our Cumberland County Art Circle Library.

New Englanders needed

“Save the Date”, Tuesday, October 7 — that will be the next New England Fall Picnic at St. George Marina Pavilion 4 to 7 P.M.

Join us for some clam chowder and other fine New England fare (catered)!

More details to follow.

To get on our list, send us an email: [email protected]  or, call Bob: 287-0456 or Ken: 287-0199

AARP offering driver safety program

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course designed for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, October 9,  and Friday, October 10,  from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Through a grant from Toyota, AARP Driver Safety collaborated with the nation’s top experts in mobility, aging, technology, and vehicle and driver safety to develop the AARP Smart Driver Course,  launched on January 1.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at 484-9027.

to enroll.

Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.

Contact Information: Julian Kmiec,  AARP Instructor, (630) 947-5486 (cell).