Jacks & Jills’ Activity Committee meets on Mon., Feb. 26, 1 p.m.

The Jacks and Jills’ regular meeting is the 4th Monday of the month Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

Every leaseholder of Timber Valley RV Park is a member of “Jacks & Jills.”

It is the group that handles all of the park’s social activities, such as overseeing the planning of special events and park dinners.

Learn about upcoming park fun activities and how you can help. For your sweet tooth, there will be something to munch on. Also bring an extra dollar or two for the hugely popular 50/50 Raffle.

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Ham, Beans & Cornbread – Wed., 2/21, 4 p.m.

Time for the popular Ham and Bean Soup with a side of Cornbread gathering at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, 2/21, 4 p.m.

For only $3 you’ll get a belly full of Marlene Sharp and Bob Akers’ traditional winter favorite. Sign-up sheet in Clubhouse. (More than 40 signed up.) Proceeds, after expenses, go to Hugs from Home (to help veterans) and the Sutherlin Food Pantry.

Everyone in the park is invited, both leaseholders and visitors. Don’t forget to bring your own place setting.

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Learn ‘How-to-make Felted Soap’ in this hands-on class with Valerie Knowles on Wed., 2/28, 1 p.m.

Winter Seminar # 8

‘How-to-make Felted Soap’ with Valerie Knowles

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. Clubhouse

Felted soap is soap that is wrapped in felted wool, eliminating the need for a separate washcloth. The wool gently exfoliates your skin. The wool covering around the soap helps prolong the life of the bar of soap. The soap is also a lot easier to hold onto than a slippery bar of soap.

“Wool generally has natural antiseptic properties, so felted soap usually remains clean if it is allowed to dry properly after each use. The layer of felting over the soap can usually be reused, and many fans of felted soap simply cut open the empty felt bag after the soap is gone, and put in another bar of soap.”

Valerie will provide all the materials needed for this class on felting soap for $4.  Sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse. Limit 12

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‘Valentine Party’ on Wed., 2/14, 6:15 p.m.

Grab your sweetheart at head to the free ‘Valentine Party’ on Feb. 14, Wednesday at  6:15 p.m., in the Clubhouse.

No sign-up necessary.  All members and park visitors are invited to Timber Valley activities.

Although there is no dinner, this is a party … with dessert.  While there is no cost, folks are asked to bring a donation for the Food Pantry. Wear pink or red. Come for an evening of fun, sweets, friendship. (27 sweet hearts attended the event)

Contact Joan Larson (#196) with question or to help out with program.

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Caregiving Resources in Douglas County

Kendra Buchner and Victory Webber, resource specialists with Douglas County Senior Services Department let us know of a number of local resources and support options  during their recent ‘Caregiving is not for weaklings’ seminar.

Check out these opportunities:

1. Free Family Caregiver Support Group in Roseburg.

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Rm. 221, Roseburg.

The free support group “offers problem solving, as well as mental support to other in similar situations.  Support groups can also help a caregiver better deal with the illness of a care recipient” and let caregivers know they are not alone.

For more information call (541) 440-3677.

2. ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ is a six-week course on Wednesdays, 1:30-4 p.m., Mar. 14-April 18. (Location to be determined before first class.)

Register by calling: Douglas County Senior Services (541) 440-3677. (FYI Julianne Crane (# 197) has signed up to attend this course. Contact her if you would like to carpool.)

Suggested donation of $30 to help defray cost of the ‘Caregiver Helpbook.’  However, it is NOT required in order to attend the class.

Weekly Topics Include:
Week 1: ‘Taking care of you’
Week 2: ‘Identifying and reducing personal stress’
Week 3: ‘Communicating feelings, needs and concerns’
Week 4: ‘Communicating in challenging situations’
Week 5: ‘Learning from our emotions’
Week 6: ‘Mastering caregiving decisions’

For more information this program click on “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.”

3.  ‘Caring for Family Caregivers’ Conference

Looking ahead to Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Douglas County Fair Grounds, Roseburg.

The free conference will feature guest speakers and resource tables. Sponsored by the Umpqua Band of Cow Creek Indians and Douglas County Senior Services.

For more information contact Jeanne Wright at (541) 440-3608.

4.  Free “Caring” newsletter for Family Caregivers of Douglas County. Available in both electronic and hard copy. To get on mailing list, call Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677. or email Senior Services.

5. Finally: Don’t forget the great online resource of AARP.org where they provide tons of free information on Navigating the World of Caregiving.

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Winners of Super Bowl Football Pool

What an exciting Super Bowl game. The Philadelphia Eagles outplayed the New England Patriots to earn a 41-33 victory in Super Bowl LII earning the franchise’s first Super Bowl win.

Winners of the Timber Valley Football Pool were:

First Quarter: Fred Prout (#44) – $20

Second Quarter: Jimmy Smith (#197) – $20

Third Quarter: Becky Holm (Guest, Chapter 9 member) – $20

Fourth Quarter and Final Score: a very happy Rob Hendershot (#82) – $40

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Seminar: ‘Caregiving is not for weaklings’ Fri., 2/9, 3 p.m., free

Whether as a result of a medical emergency or a chronic health challenge, at some point during our lives, most of us (4 out of 5) will find ourselves in the role of caregiver.

AARP reports that “35 percent (of caregivers) are sharing a home with the loved one they’re caring for” …. a “caregiving role might involve …  assisting with everything from bathing and meal prep to medication management and administering injections.”

“If you are sharing a home with the person you’re caring for … caregiving can become all-consuming. You may find yourself playing nurse, coach, nutritionist and social director. All of these roles are important for maintaining your loved one’s mental and physical health. Just don’t neglect your own.”

While all your concerns may not be addressed, there is a free seminar, ‘Caregiving is not for weaklings’ on Friday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m.  It is a chance to learn about resources and support options in Douglas County.

Guest presenters are  Kendra Buchner and Victory Webber, Resource Specialists, Douglas County Senior Services Department.

The seminar takes place in the Clubhouse. Bring your own questions to ask.
 Please bring potluck snacks to share with friends and guests.

One great resource is the AARP Website where they offer free information on Navigating the World of Caregiving

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New Password for Members Only page

The Communictions Committee has decided to change the password for the “Members Only” page on the website. It’s a good idea to occasionally change the password in order to keep the information on this page a little more private. Unfortunately, that also means all members will have to learn a new password.

Here’s how to obtain the new password: Send an email message to [email protected] including your name and lot number. The password will be emailed back to you. If you find it more convenient, you may also pick up the password at the office. Remember, this is for members only.

For the good of all members, please keep this password confidential. If you have any questions or comments, contact me, Thom Hoch, at [email protected]

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Super Bowl Tail Gate Party, football pool — Sun., Feb. 4

2018 NFL Super Bowl Pool Rules

The football pool poster is mounted in the Clubhouse dining room on door near the piano.

Each square sells for $1.
Players may purchase as many squares as they like. They must be paid for before 3 p.m. on game day, Sunday, Feb. 4. Someone will be collecting money at the Tailgate Party.
Select a square and write write your name and space number in any open square.
Every square must be sold for the pool to guarantee a winner.

How numbers on poll grid will be determined:
The numbers 0 through 9 will be written on pieces of paper and will be drawn one at a time on game day. As each number is drawn, it will be written down in consecutive squares starting on the top row going from left to right.

Once all the numbers have been drawn, they are put back in the hat and the numbers drawn again, this time filling in the left column beginning at the top and working down until all numbers have been drawn.

At the end of each quarter, match the last digit of each team’s score with the corresponding number on the grid. For example: if the score was 10 to 3, you would use the numbers 0 and 3 on your grid. The player’s name in the square that intersects both numbers is the winner of that quarter.

How pool is distributed:
When each of the first three quarters is over, the winner of each quarter receives $20. The winner of the final and fourth quarter receives $40. You do not have to be present to win.

Overtime is an extension of the fourth quarter and the score at the end of overtime is used to determine the winner of the final score. It’s possible for one player to win more than one quarter and get a larger share of the pot. Each win is a share of the pot.

Who is collecting money?
Hank & Ann David, (Site # 21)
are in charge of the football pool.  Questions call them at: 360-460-8338 for Hank– 360-460-1591 for Ann or email at [email protected] or just drop by and see them if you can get past their two insane, yet sweet, dogs.

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February 2018 special events at Timber Valley

All Timber Valley members and visitors are invited to all activities in the park.

Chapter 9 – Day Trip
 — 2/1/18, Thursday, 4 p.m.
Pedotti’s Italian Restaurant, 1332 Central Ave., Sutherlin. Sign-up sheet in Clubhouse.

Super Bowl Tailgate Party
 — 2/4,  Sunday, 3 p.m. 
$ 5.
Timber Valley Cooking Group.
 Menu: Street Tacos, beans, chips. Coordinated by Terry & Mike Hilty. Sign-up.

Super Bowl Game Big Screen TV, kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

Football Pool coordinated by Hank and Ann David, AWL #4 (#21). Sign up on pool poster board in Clubhouse, pay on game day between 2:30 & 3 p.m. Call 360-460-1591 with questions.

Pot Luck Dinner – 
2/5,  Monday, 5:30 p.m. 
Clubhouse. Everyone invited. 
Bring a covered dish. Hosts: George and Trudy Reel

Winter Seminar # 7 – ‘Caregiving is not for weaklings’ 
 — 2/9,  Friday,  3 p.m., Clubhouse
Kendra Buchner, Resource Specialist, Douglas County Senior Services. A few TV members will share experiences. Bring snacks to share.

‘Valentine Party’ — 2/14, Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. Clubhouse.
Contact Joan Larson (#196) to help out with program. Bring a donation to Food Pantry. Wear pink or red. Evening of fun, sweets, friendship.

Ham, Beans, Cornbread2/21, Wednesday, 4 p.m. $3. Clubhouse.
All welcome.
 Coordinated by Marlene Sharp and Bob Akers  Sign-up sheet.

Jacks & Jills Meeting — 2/26, Monday, 1 p.m.
Conversation, cookies, activity planning. All welcome

Winter Seminar #8 — ‘How-to make’ Felted Soap — 2/28, Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Valerie Knowles will teach a class on felting soap. She’ll provide all the materials for $4. Clubhouse
Sign-up. Limit 12.

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