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December 2015 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Dec 10 (Thursday): Lunch & Learn – Molly Kimball presents “Holiday Surv...

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December 2015 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Dec 10 (Thursday): Lunch & Learn – Molly Kimball presents “Holiday Survival Guide” ▪ Holidays can make it difficult to stick with a healthy eating plan ▪ Molly offers tips and strategies for guilt-free enjoyment of the tastes of the season ▪ 10:00 a.m. – noon ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank $5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 9:30 a.m. ▪ Meal served at 11:00 a.m.

Dec 11 (Friday): GO Westbank Christmas Party ▪ 4 p.m. ▪ New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ 3-hour reception-style party ▪ Join the celebration ▪ food, drink, music, and as always, great company ▪ last opportunity to register ▪ deadline Dec 1 ▪ You DO NOT need to register again if you have already done so ▪ NO DECEMBER MEETING – PARTY ONLY $45.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Please continue our annual Christmas tradition of bringing toys for the children at Ochsner. Special needs this year are soccer balls, pumps for the balls, coloring books & crayons, stuffed animals, etc. Thank you!

Dec 15 (Tuesday): Cardio Line Dancing ▪ Calvin Millet of People’s Health will lead us in line dancing for cardio health ▪ a great way to enjoy fun and fitness all in one ▪ a light snack will be provided ▪ 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank No Cost ▪ Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Dec 18 (Friday): Le Pavilion/Roosevelt Hotel ▪ Enjoy the weekday lunch buffet at Le Pavilion Hotel ▪ Outstanding food in an elegant setting ▪ Good selection of entrees ▪ excellent salad and pasta bars ▪ great choice of desserts ▪ Later we’ll take a leisurely stroll through the spectacular Waldorf Wonderland Lobby in the Roosevelt Hotel to see the canopy of white birch branches, thousands of twinkling lights and scores of sparkling Christmas trees, as well as the Gingerbread Village ▪ $35.00 p. p. (includes lunch w/tax & gratuity, and bus) ▪ Bus departs 10:30 a.m. 3rd parking lot

Thu Dec 24 – Fri Jan 1: Christmas Holidays – Office closed Jan 6 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 10:45 a.m. ▪ New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ Theme: New Year’s 2016 ▪ Menu: Hamburger Steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green peas, green salad (or beets), French bread, fudge brownie sundae ▪ NO menu substitutions accepted $12.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 10:15 a.m

***** PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING DONATIONS FOR THE GRETNA FOOD BANK ***** Jan 7 (Thursday): Lunch & Learn – Advance Directives, presented by Cathryn Green, BSN, RN, CCRN ▪ Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator with Ochsner Medical Center – Westbank ▪ There will also be a Chaplain and a Social Worker present to provide information and answer questions ▪ 10:00 a.m. – noon. ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank $5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 9:30 a.m. ▪ Meal served at 11:00 a.m.

ALL EVENT REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE MAILED TO THE GO WESTBANK OFFICE (LAPALCO CLINIC) – RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS!

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 Jan 6 (Wednesday) Jan 7 (Thursday) Jan 14 (Thursday) Jan 19 (Tuesday) Feb 12 (Friday)

Monthly Meeting Lunch & Learn – Advance Directives Lunch & Learn - Dr. Voros “The Road to Sainthood” @ Old Ursuline Convent A Day at the Races

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http://www.ochsner.org/health-resources/golden-opportunity-a-50-lifestyle-program/ 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

NOTICE: Change in Annual Membership Renewals Effective immediately, all memberships will expire on January 1 st of each year. You must renew your current membership prior to Jan 1, 2016; your next expiration date will be January 1, 2017. Dues are still $10 per year. 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

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