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Wash/Sanitize & Save Lives

We truly hope you all are keeping warm and staying healthy. This is the time of year to be sure to clean and sanitize your home and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly to prevent spreading germs. As we get older, our immune systems are not as strong as they once were and we are not able to fight off these new wicked germs being passed around. If you are
not feeling well be sure to schedule an appointment with your family doctor. Please let us know if you need help with scheduling appointments or problems with transportation. We enjoy having everyone at the center, but your health is extremely important to us. We would much rather miss you for a few days than to see you in the hospital for even one day. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES



MEALS AT THE CENTER…..The lunches at the senior center are provided by City Fare everyday. They are well-balanced and nutritious meals. The cost of the meals are $2.00 daily for ages 60+ and $5.00 daily for those under age 60. This donation is expected upon arrival and can be given to one of the activity coordinators. If you have questions or concerns please see the senior center director, Jocelyn Dixon

TRANSPORTATION……..Transportation is provided to/from the senior center and most of our trips and activities outside of the center. If you are in need of transportation you must contact the senior center director to be added to the driver’s pickup list. Be aware that our driver picks up children for the ELC after he drops our seniors off, therefore, it is extremely important that you are ready and waiting for his arrival AND PLEASE CALL if you usually ride but will not be riding any particular day. If you do not have the driver’s number please ask.

INCLEMENT WEATHER……..With the changes in season coming so quickly, please watch the news in the mornings for closings. If the school districts are closed, the center will likely be closed as well. Also, bring a sweater or light jacket in case the temperature at the center is not warm enough for you.

SENIOR ROLL CALL…….This service is provided for FREE by New Castle County Police Department. Seniors will receive a pre-recorded “Well-Being Check” call as often as they choose (i.e. daily or weekly) to verify their well-being. If there is no answer after several attempts, an active well-being check will be initiated by contacting the seniors’ emergency contacts first, and if unable to reach them, a police officer will be dis-patched. For further information or to signup free of charge, call 302-395-8159.

SUGGESTION BOX…….Our suggestion box here at the center is conveniently located by the front door. We encourage and welcome you to add your ideas or suggestions for activities, games, trips or anything you feel will enhance your experience here at the senior center.

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While Jesus’ story may be familiar, his actions are unexpected. He befriends outcasts and heals the hurting. He challenges social norms and confronts hypocrisy. He sets sail with fishermen and reasons with religious scholars. And the lives he touches will never be the same. From the streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, there’s no place and no person that his love can’t reach.
Jesus is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth, and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever.
We will be staying at the Continental Inn where breakfast will be provided. A trip to Shady Maple Smorgasbord and a tour to Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory, with unlimited tasting, are also included. We will also have free time at an Amish market.If you HAVE NOT made your deposit please do so ASAP!
Final payment is due March 15, 2018
The first person to get 10 PAID IN FULL guests will receive their tickets
April 17-18, 2018
Sight & Sound, Lancaster, PA
2 Day Trip “Jesus” (2 days 1 night)
Cost: $260
Transportation, hotel (double occupancy) & breakfast included
Please contact Jocelyn Dixon at 302-764-9022


Dr. Vivien Theodore Thomas

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Dr. Vivien Theodore Thomas was born in Lake Providence, Louisiana in 1910. The grandson of a slave, he attended Cotton Pick-ing High School (now known as Pearl-Cohn Magnet High School) in Nashville in the 1920s. Even though it was part of a racially segregated system, the school provided him with a high-quality education. In the wake of the stock market crash in Octo-ber, he secured a job as a laboratory assistant in 1930 with Dr. Alfred Blalock at Vanderbilt University.
Tutored in anatomy and physiology by Blalock and his young re-search fellow, Dr. Joseph Beard, Thomas rapidly mastered complex surgical techniques and research meth-odology. In an era when institutional racism was the norm, Thomas was classified, and paid, as a janitor, despite the fact that by the mid-1930s he was doing the work of a postdoctoral researcher in Blalock's lab. Together he and Blalock did groundbreaking research into the causes of hemorrhagic and traumatic shock. This work later evolved into research on Crush syndrome and saved the lives of thousands of soldiers on the battlefields of World War II.
Thomas' surgical techniques included one he developed in 1946 for improving circulation in patients whose great vessels (the aorta and the pulmonary artery) were transposed. A complex operation called an atrial septectomy, the procedure was executed so flawlessly by Thomas that Blalock, upon examining the nearly undetectable suture line, was prompted to remark, "Vivien, this looks like something the Lord made."
To the host of young surgeons Thomas trained during the 1940s, he became a figure of legend, the model of the dexterous and efficient cutting surgeon. "Even if you'd never seen surgery before, you could do it because Vivien made it look so simple," the renowned surgeon Denton Cooley told Washingtonian magazine in 1989. "There wasn't a false move, not a wasted motion, when he operated." Surgeons like Cooley, along with Alex Haller, Frank Spencer, Rowena Spencer, and others credited Thomas with teaching them the surgical technique which placed them at the forefront of medicine in the United States. Despite the deep respect Thomas was accorded by these surgeons and by the many black lab technicians he trained at Hopkins, he was not well paid. He sometimes resorted to working as a bartender, often at Blalock's parties. This led to the peculiar circumstance of his serving drinks to people he had been teaching earlier in the day. Eventually, after negotiations on his behalf by Blalock, he became the highest paid technician at Johns Hopkins by 1946, and by far the highest paid African-American on the institution's rolls.
In 1976, Johns Hopkins University presented Thomas with an honorary doctorate. However, because of certain restrictions, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws, rather than a medical doctorate. Thomas was also appointed to the faculty of Johns Hopkins Medical School as Instructor of Surgery. Following his retirement in 1979, Thomas began work on an autobiography, Partners of the Heart: Vivien Thomas and his Work with Alfred Blalock. He died in November 26, 1985 of pancreatic cancer, at age 75, and the book was published just days later.


The new and improved course curriculum was designed with the participant in mind, and it is different in many ways from previous editions including:

• A completely new, easy-to-follow format that incorporates adult-learning principles, features reader-friendly print types, full-color pages, an easy-to-follow for-mat and videos to supplement course content.
• New opportunities for participants to learn state-specific information throughout the course in a way that is easy to access and understand

All components of the AARP Smart Driver Course have been translated and tested for Spanish-speaking participants
As a result of evidence-based research findings, the course has been adjusted to include a focus on areas where older drivers could benefit from additional training, including:
• Roundabouts
• Pavement markings
• Stop-sign compliance
• Red-light running
• Safety issues such as speeding, and seatbelt and turn-signal use

                                                                                  When:  April 10, 2018
                                      Where:  Kingswood Community Center/Jimmy Jenkins’ Senior Center
                                                                               Time:  9:00 am -3:30 pm
                                               Cost:  $15 with AARP Membership $20 for nonmembers
                                                                               Contact:  Jocelyn Dixon
                                                                                Senior Center Director




From beginner to expert, come out and show off your skills, learn how to play, or teach another fellow senior how to shoot pool.
This is a great way to keep your eye-hand coordination busy.
The pool table is available daily from 9am– 3pm.
Bring your own pool stick or use ours! The choice is yours!
** Billiards also counts towards the Senior Challenge**
For more details or if you have any questions please contact
Jocelyn Dixon @ 302-764-9022


GET UP AND GET MOVING!!! The Senior Challenge is underway and the KINGSWOOD’S SENIOR SHOWOFFS are up and ready to win this year long challenge!! Walk Delaware is part of the Delaware Senior Olympics. This pro-gram is a TEAM effort and our current registered members are getting a jump on the competition that includes groups across the entire state of Delaware. Please join us on this journey!! Participants may include friends and family members of the Jimmy Jenkins Senior Center ages 50 & over!! A pedometer and tracking book are provided to each new member! Still plenty of time to signup!
**REMEMBER you must call your activities in weekly** **Registration is required**


**REMEMBER you must call your activities in weekly**
**Registration is required and FREE**
Contact Vanessa Grier@ 302-764-9022 for more details.

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February 28, 2018
Sister Act
Narberth Community Theater
6376 City Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Cost: $5 (18 tickets) Showtime @ 7pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 4 pm


February 13, 2018
Black History Presentation & Valentine’s Day Continental Breakfast
Kingswood Community Center
2300 Bowers Street
Wilmington, DE
Cost: $5 Time: 9 am


February 21, 2018
Delaware Palliative Care & Delaware Transitions Bingo & Presentation
Kingswood Community Center
2300 Bowers Street
Wilmington, DE
Cost: FREE
Time: 12 noon


February 26, 2018
COWTOWN Farmers Market
780 Harding Highway
Pilesgrove, NJ
Cost: FREE
Leaving Kingswood @ 9 am


February 28, 2018
Sister Act
Narberth Community Theater
6376 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @ 7 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 3:30 pm


March 16, 2018
The Member of the Wedding
Players Club of Swarthmore Theater
614Fairview Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @ 8 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 5 pm


March 27, 2018
I Will Not Go Gently
People’s Light Theater
39 Contestoga Road
Malvern, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @7:30 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 4:00 pm


April 6, 2018
Human Rites
Interact Theatre
302 S Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @ 8 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 4:30 pm


April 6, 2018
Orange is the New Barack
Kimmel Center
300 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @ 8 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 4:30 pm


April 6, 201
Adventure Aquarium Family Trip
1 Riverside Driver
Camden, NJ
Cost: $13 Leaving Kingswood @ 8:45 am


April 20, 2018
Junie B. Jones
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @ 7 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 3:30 pm


April 20, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar
Players Club of Swarthmore Theater
614 Fairview Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5 Showtime @ 8 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 5 pm


April 26, 2018
Disney’s Newsies
Media Theatre for Performing Arts
104 E State Street
Media, PA
Cost $5 Showtime @ 2 pm
Leaving Kingswood @ 1 pm

*****Stopping for dinner may be an option on some of the above trips. Locations will be given the day of the event****


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**Daily activities subject to change if other activities are occurring on specific dates and times**

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