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August 2015 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Aug 5 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 10:45 a.m...

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August 2015 Calendar of Events Westbank Region

Aug 5 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 10:45 a.m. ▪ New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ Theme: Scavenger Hunt – search through your purse, bag, etc to come up with the most items on the list ▪ Menu: Lasagna, green beans, caesar salad, garlic bread, and punch bowl cake ▪ NO menu substitutions accepted

$12.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 10:15 a.m

Aug 6 (Thursday): Lunch Bunch - Coca Cola Tour/Smilie’s Restaurant ▪ Experience

a 90 minute tour of the LA Coca Cola Bottling Company in Harahan ▪ See the process that brings us those refreshing beverages ▪ Then we’ll have lunch at Smilie’s, enjoying an entrée chosen from three available options, accompanied by house salad, iced tea, and bread pudding with rum sauce

$27.00 p.p. ▪ Bus departs 9:00 a.m. 3rd parking lot

Aug 13 (Thursday): Lunch & Learn ▪ “Happy Feet” presented by Dr. Nneka Meka, DPM

of Ochsner Medical Center ▪ 10 a.m. – 12 noon ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank

$5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 9:30 a.m. ▪ Lunch served at 11:00 a.m.

Aug 14 (Friday): Lunch Bunch - Columns Hotel ▪ Dine in elegance at the Columns Hotel, built in 1883 and located in the beautiful upper Garden District on historic St. Charles Avenue. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is the only remaining Italianate house designed in the late 1880s by Thomas Sully, a great New Orleans architect. Its surviving interior features are considered among the grandest known in any late-nineteenth century Louisiana residence. Enjoy a delectable 3 course lunch and experience the grandeur of a bygone era. $45.00 p.p. ▪ Bus departs 10:30 a.m. 3rd parking lot

Aug 20 (Thursday): Thursdays at Twilight – Pfister Sisters ▪ At the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park we’ll enjoy a performance by the Pfister Sisters, one of the few groups that represent the New Orleans swing era. The trio carries on the legacy of jazz vocal harmony begun by New Orleans' own Boswell Sisters in 1925. ▪ Food and beverages will be available for purchase

$15.00 person (bus and admission) ▪ Bus departs 3:30 p.m. 3rd parking lot

Natchez, MS Wed, Aug 26th - Fri, Aug 28th Join us for a memorable trip to Historic Natchez. Enjoy 2 nights and 3 days of sightseeing, southern cuisine, and camaraderie.  Carriage Ride  Frogmore Plantation  St Mary’s Basilica  Tours of Historic Antebellum Homes  Free time in downtown Natchez  And more …..Including 2 nights at Hampton Inn & Suites, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.

$340.00 p.p. double occupancy

$450.00 p.p. single occupancy


MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORM & CHECKS payable to GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WESTBANK, 4225 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 DO NOT send a check without the registration form, and DO NOT send blank checks. We cannot accept checks for an event until it appears in the monthly newsletter and on the registration form.

Checks submitted without the registration form will be returned to you. Don’t forget to send a separate check for each event, add name of event (place, not just “Lunch Bunch”) on check, and enclose an ADDRESS LABEL – DO NOT send a stamped envelope

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If you want to attend an event on the same bus/date as your friends, send your reservations in the same envelope – that will assure you are together.

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Note: If you do not want to be placed on a waiting list, please indicate so on your registration form. Your check will be returned to you immediately, instead of being held pending additional trips.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UPCOMING EVENTS Sep 2 (Wednesday) Sep 10 (Thursday) Sep 21 (Monday) Sep (Date/Place TBA) Sep (Date TBA) Oct 14 (Wednesday) Oct 20 (Tuesday) Oct 29 (Thursday)

Monthly meeting Lunch & Learn People’s Health 2016 – Debra Smith Lunch & Learn Cardiologist – Dr. Ferris Eat Fit NOLA Stennis Space Center GO Day on Steamboat Natchez Putt Putt Challenge – Baton Rouge Global Wildlife Center/Rip’s on the Lake

July 20, 2015 is the last day to order tickets for the following shows: The Little Mermaid 9/19/15 Newsies 12/5/15

Cinderella 10/31/15 Beauty & the Beast 1/2/16

GOOD NEWS: OCHSNER HEALTH CENTER LAPALCO IS OPEN ON SUNDAYS! You can now receive medical services 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-Ins welcome – no appointment necessary A dedicated phone line has been set up with Ochsner Scheduling Department for Golden Opportunity members to schedule medical appointments. Now you can call and schedule your appointment without any delays. Please Call: 504-371-9333

Annual Membership Renewals: Dues $10 .00 A reminder letter will be mailed on the first day of your expiration month. Please mail your dues before the 15TH to ensure receiving THE NEXT MONTH’S NEWSLETTER. If you do not renew your membership you will NOT be allowed to register or participate in upcoming events and/or trips Misplaced Membership Card: $5.00 replacement fee Free Valet Parking for seniors 65+ at Main Campus - Jefferson Hwy Show your Membership card and receive a discount: 15% Ochsner Optical Shop 10% Ochsner Gift Shop 15% Brent House Hotel Beauty Salon Discount rate with Brent House Hotel 10% Designs/Monograms/Names/ Embroidery 504-259-4848 1O% Jill’s Plumbing Repairs 504-301-6623

For more information on upcoming trips, activities, meetings or to submit a suggestion, please call

Alice Nelson-Jones, Program Coordinator, Golden Opportunity Westbank (504) 371- 6541

[email protected]