AUGUST 2009 Newsletter FINAL by laurarichert

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									                                        CAROLYN LONGWORTH--LIBRARY DIRECTOR
                       Carolyn has worked at the Millicent Library since 1977 which is very hard to believe since
                       she looks like a woman of no more than 35 years, if that. She became head librarian in 1985
                       and has held that post ever since. The state requires that a head librarian have a Master of
                       Library Science and that's not an easy degree to earn. A native of Acushnet, she loves bird-
                       ing and traveling. She's traveled to many countries and met many people, among them a
                       friend of mine who has made her home in Zimbabwe. Sister Doris Russell used to have
                       family here in Fairhaven whom she visited at least once a year, and it was on one of those
                       visits that she came to the High School and asked if there were any sample books she could
 take back to the High School in Zimbabwe where she taught. That started a friendship between us which resulted
 in their high school having a library full of books from Fairhaven, because when I retired, Carolyn took over and
 sent them many discontinued books, and finally visited there herself. It's disturbing to us now that we have not
 heard from Sister Doris for a few years, especially realizing the unrest in that African country.
 The library was built by Henry Huttleston Rogers who owned a major share of the Mattapoisett and Fairhaven
 water supply which he made the basis of the support of the Millicent Library. Carolyn said that in 1930 Fair-
 haven started separate department, and the library is now a non-profit organization but greatly supported by the
 town through a formula for its financial upkeep.
 Carolyn is the caretaker of some pretty valuable things; for instance, there are letters from Mark Twain to Henry
 Rogers, a painting by Bierstadt of Martha Simon, and the most impressive of all, a page from the original Guten-
 berg Bible dating from about 1500. Then there's all the fine artwork and artifacts from our sister city in Japan.
 The library has many treasures available for visitors to see and admire as well as being a treasure itself.
 Low-sighted people will find a number of ways to "read". There are new recordings on machines that fit into
 one's pocket, with tiny headphones for those who like to walk and listen, there's an in-house magnifier for those
 who'd like to be a part of this quiet, peaceful atmosphere for awhile, etc.
 This seems to be more about the library than about Carolyn, but she's the centrifugal figure of this place. She
 wants to keep up with the latest technology and says, "contrary to some rumors, books are here to stay." She
 ended our interview with the observation that being there was like "floating in a dish of happiness." If you'd like
 to know what that means, and learn more what a library means to our town, be at the Senior Center to hear her on
 Wednesday, August 19th. She'll be here from 11:00 to 11:30.                                           Florence C. Coles



SENIOR PROPERTY TAX WORK-OFF PROGRAM If you are sixty years of age, a taxpayer
who has lived in Fairhaven for at least five years, and would like to work in order to receive an abatement
on your property taxes, you may be eligible to enroll in the Senior Property Tax Work-Off Abatement Pro-
gram. This past year the Town of Fairhaven has definitely benefited from the cooperative and successful
work conducted by the senior residents. For more information, or an application, please come by the Fair-
haven Senior Center at 229 Huttleston Avenue.
                    COUNCIL MEETING - AUGUST 10, 2009 AT 9:30 A.M.
 The Fairhaven Council on Aging Board Members will meet at the Senior Center. All seniors are welcome to attend.
                          Fairhaven Council on Aging Officers and Board Members
        Chairperson                 Joan Mello                   Joseph Borelli
        Vice Chairperson            Lois Curley                  Albert Borges
        Treasurer                   David Darmofal               Florence C. Coles
        Secretary                   Rona Trachtenberg
                                                   Alternate/Associate Members—Elaine O’Neill, Gerald Brecken


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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Each person's needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of
emergencies and put plans in place. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan, you can be
better prepared for any situation. A commitment to planning today will help you prepare for any emergency situation.
Preparing makes sense. Get ready now.
• Consider how a disaster might affect your individual needs.
• Plan to make it on your own, at least for a period of time. It's possible that you will not have access to a medical
facility or even a drugstore.
• Identify what kind of resources you use on a daily basis and what you might do if they are limited or not available.
Get an emergency supply kit.
• If you must evacuate, take your pets with you, if possible. However, if you are going to a public shelter, it is impor-
tant to understand that animals may not be allowed inside.
Plan in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets; consider loved ones or friends outside
of your immediate area who would be willing to host you and your pets in an emergency.
Create a Support Network
• If you anticipate needing assistance during a disaster talk to family, friends and others who will be part of your per-
sonal support network.
• Write down and share each aspect of your emergency plan with everyone in your support network.
• Make sure everyone knows how you plan to evacuate your home or workplace and where you will go in
case of a disaster.
• Make sure that someone in your local network has an extra key to your home and knows where you keep
your emergency supplies.
• Teach those who will help you how to use any lifesaving equipment, administer medicine in case of an emergency.
Practice your plan with those who have agreed to be part of your network.
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                                                      August 2009
        MONDAY                    TUESDAY                   WEDNESDAY                  THURSDAY                    FRIDAY
3                          4                           5                          6                        7
 Tomato Florentine Soup Sweet & Sour Meatballs          Herb Roast Pork                  Sheppard's Pie          Chicken Divan
   Parmesan Chicken      Confetti Rice/Oriental Veg      w/ Apple Gravy               w/ Mashed Potatoes           w/ Broccoli
    Buttered Noodles           Wheat Bread          Red Bliss Pot/Green Beans          Mixed Vegetables         O'Brien Potatoes
  Multi-grain Roll/Apple    Mandarin Oranges           Whole Wheat Bread                  Dinner Roll             Fruit Muffin
                                                       Cookie/ Diet Cookie              Pudding/diet SF             Peaches
                                                                     Calories: 848 Fat:                    Calories: 728 Fat:
Calories: 748 Fat: 35% Calories: 637 Fat: 30% Calories: 582 Fat: 32% 34%                                   27%
Sodium: 612 mg         Sodium: 954 mg         Sodium: 458 mg         Sodium: 837 mg                        Sodium: 1012 mg
10                         11                          12                         13                       14 * New Item*
        BBQ Pork Rib           Braised Beef w/Gravy         Stuffed Cabbage              BBQ Chicken        Lemon Butter Scallops
     Black Beans & Rice          Buttered Noodles           Mashed Potatoes              Confetti Rice        Parslied Whipped
        Diced Carrots               Country Veg              Snowflake Roll            Chuckwagon Corn            Potatoes
     Sliced White Bread           Multi-Grain Roll             Mixed Fruit                Fruit Muffin        Scandinavian Veg
        Fruit Smoothie          Mandarin Oranges                                            Orange            Whole Wheat Roll
       Diet: Fresh Fruit                                                                                           Fig Bar
                                                                     Calories: 736 Fat:                    Calories: 624 Fat:
Calories: 779 Fat: 24% Calories: 736 Fat: 31% Calories: 644 Fat: 36% 20%                                   21%
Sodium: 917 mg         Sodium: 666 mg         Sodium: 639 mg         Sodium: 543 mg                        Sodium: 722 mg
17                         18                          19                         20                       21
    Veal Parmesan               Vegetable Soup              Macaroni & Cheese       Roast Turkey w/Gravy      Salisbury Steak
 Penne w/ Tomato Sauce      Apricot Glazed Chicken         Escalloped Tomatoes        Cranberry Sauce       w/ Mushroom Gravy
     Tuscany Veg                 Hawaiian Rice                Snowflake Roll       Garlic Mashed Potatoes   Delmonico Potatoes
     Vienna Bread                 Fruit Muffin                   Fruit Cup              Peas & Onions           Roman Veg
       Peaches                       Apple                                           Whole Wheat Roll       Whole Wheat Bread
                                                                                           Hermits           Pudding/ Diet SF
Calories: 656 Fat: 23%     Calories: 854 Fat: 34%      Calories: 778 Fat: 39%     Calories: 620 Fat: 32% Calories: 617 Fat:34%
Sodium: 913 mg             Sodium: 782 mg              Sodium: 977 mg             Sodium: 526 mg          Sodium: 554 mg
24                         25                          26                         27                       28
      Mexicali Chicken          Meatball Stroganoff    Pineapple Ginger Chicken          Turkey Stew              Fish Nuggets
       w/ Vegetables             Mashed Potatoes       Hot German Potato Salad          w/ Vegetables             Tartar Sauce
       Spanish Rice             Mixed Vegetables              Tahitian Veg             Buttered Noodles        Veggie Baked Beans
      Multi-Grain Roll             Scali Bread            Whole Wheat Bread              Fruit Muffin          Wax & Green Beans
           Pears                  Fruit Smoothie             Birthday Cake             Mandarin Oranges           Wheat Bread
                                 Diet: Fresh Fruit        Diet: Graham Waffle                                        Orange
                                                                     Calories: 748 Fat:                    Calories: 688 Fat:
Calories: 506 Fat: 22% Calories: 833 Fat: 24% Calories: 840 Fat: 36% 26%                                   30%
Sodium: 1242 mg        Sodium: 1140 mg        Sodium: 830 mg         Sodium: 433 mg                        Sodium: 1356 mg
     31 Vegetarian Chili          For Reservations/Cancellation:                             Nutrional analysis includes
      Fluffy White Rice         Call (508) 999-6400, ext #188 or #191                        bread, milk, and margarine
    Corn Muffin -Peaches            at least 24 hours in advance.                 For question on menu or nutrition call
Calories: 580 Fat: 25%                                                            Kimberly Ferreira at 508-999-6400 (194)
Sodium: 861 mg                 Menu subject to change without notice
                                  A voluntary donation of $2.00 per meal is suggested.
                               If you need a ride, call the Senior Center at 508-979-4029.

                                                  Coastline Elderly Nutrition Program
                                                  1646 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
                                                  02740
GEORGE’S EXTRAVAGANZAS Newport Playhouse is planned for August 12th - Play: Goodbye, Charlie!
COMING : September 28th Foxwoods Trip                December 6, 7 & 8, Bally’s Atlantic City, $159pp double
For more information, please call the COA at 508-979-4029 or George after 3pm at 508-995-5638.

LOBSTER ROLL CRUISE: August 4th - $35.00             PROVIDENCE WATER FIRE: August 8 - $10.00
For more information, please call the COA at 508-979-4029

NANCY’S BOURNE SCALLOP FESTIVAL AND CAPE COD RAILROAD
Depart Fairhaven by coach for your exciting day on Olde Cape Cod. Enjoy a narrated one-hour scenic journey by rail to
the 40th Annual Scallop Festival. You will travel from Hyannis along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal, over the Canal
via the Railroad Bridge to the grounds of the Bourne Scallop Festival. After lunch there will be time to walk the
grounds where there will be vendors, exhibits and entertainment.
Tour Includes: Coach from Fairhaven to Hyannis, one-hour narrated scenic journey on the Cape Cod Central Railroad
                 Festival admission & complete meal with choice of scallops or BBQ chicken
         Date: Friday, September 25, 2009                  Price: $65.00 per person
          Tour will leave the festival at 3:00 p.m., by coach, back to the Fairhaven COA after a memorable day of a by-
          gone era on the Cape Cod Central Railroad and delicious food.
          Reserve early so you will not be disappointed.
          If you need to cancel within 30 days of the trip date, and we are able to resell your seat, you will receive a full
refund. If not, you will forfeit it. Refunds are given after the trip and only if the space is filled from the waiting list. Trip
fitness statement applies.
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Please complete all information and return with your check payable to The Friends of the Fairhaven COA for $65.00.
Name:__________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________City:____________________State:__________Zip:_________
Home Phone:______________Cell Phone:______________

NANCY’S HALLOWEEN IN HISTORIC SALEM VILLAGE - Enjoy the haunted happenings in the be-
                witching city of Salem. This trip includes transportation from COA Fairhaven, visit to the Witch Mu-
                seum, and lunch at Victoria Station on Salem’s scenic harbor. Time after lunch can be spent visiting the
                Nathaniel Hawthorne House, the House of Seven Gables, or shopping.
                Date: Sunday
                A check for $62.00 payable to The Friends of the Fairhaven Council on Aging will reserve you a seat
                for the fun trip. Space is limited so plan early to enjoy this bewitching trip to Salem. Deadline is Sep-
                tember 10, 2009. Questions? Call the Fairhaven COA at 508-979-4029 and ask for Phyllis or call
                Nancy at 508-997-7717.
Cancellations accepted within 30 days of the trip. If we are able to resell your seat, you will receive a full refund. Re-
funds are given after the trip and only if the space is filled from waiting list. Cancellation insurance is available. Trip
Fitness Statement applies.
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————--
Please complete all information and return with your check payable to The Friends of the Fairhaven COA for $62.00.
Name:__________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________City:____________________State:__________Zip:_________
Home Phone:______________Cell Phone:______________
Meal Choice: Circle only one       Pasta Primavera - Baked Haddock - Grilled Top Sirloin - Teriyaki Chicken Breast

TRIP FITNESS STATEMENT Participants must feel comfortable that they can be away from home for a certain
period of time, as well as negotiate climbing stairs, walking distances, and all trip details, independently, without as-
sistance.

CORRECTION TO JULY NEWSLETTER! Fairhaven’s Fire Chief, Tim Francis, has been a member of the
Fire Department for 30 years and served as Chief for 10.
                                            August 2009
                                        Fairhaven Supportive
                                          Senior Social Day
                                            229 Huttleston Ave
                                           Fairhaven MA 02719
                                              (508) 993-9455
                                      9A.M. –3 P.M. Monday-Friday
                                    For a free day of our services call
                                Social Day Coordinator Joyce Cookinham
                                       Assistant Susan Roderiques
      CAREGIVER’S HEALTH & EDUCATION                                          SENIORS WANTED
               CARDIAC PREVENTION                            Fairhaven Senior Social Day has openings
       August 21, 2009, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Free Total Cholesterol - Blood Sugar - Blood Pressure        and we want YOU! We provide excellent
Answer questions regarding diet and medications!             care at a low affordable rate. Come and en-
Know your numbers in 5 minutes.          Performed by        joy a free day on us! We’re open Monday
Donna Querin RN and Amanda Szot RD.                          thru Friday 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Call (508)
       HOMEINSTEAD MEMORY FITNESS
    Spend a lot of time looking for misplaced items?                         Caregiver’s Corner
    Want to learn more effective memory strategies?              A Monthly Publication for Caregivers
       Workshop - August 26, 2009 - 11:00 A.M.              As we age, it remains just as important to engage in
                                                            activities, participate in favorite pastimes, to social-
   EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR SPECIAL
                                                            ize with others. Continuing to be part of one’s com-
                      POPULATIONS
                                                            munity can lessen the chance a person may become
 Thursday, August 27th from 10:00 to 12:00 at Oxford
                                                            isolated, lessen the chance of depression and in-
Terrace, presented by Jeff Dugan of the MA Office of
                                                            crease the feelings of overall well-being while re-
Disabilities. It is open to ALL disabled/handicapped and
                                                            taining better nutritional, physical and emotional
ALL seniors in Town. For all those eligible a $50 Emer-
                                                            health.
gency Preparedness bag will be given out. Please call the
                                                            At the Fairhaven Social Day Program, we offer mu-
Fairhaven Senior Center at 508-979-4029 to reserve
                                                            sic, dancing and singing! We play bingo, take com-
your seat at Oxford Terrace.
                                                            munity trips, exercise daily! We participate in local
                                                            news discussions, trivia, movies and meals.
                        Red Hat Club                                Call and come visit us: (508)993-9455.
             Fairhaven Senior Social Day Clients are                   The Fairhaven Council on Aging
             forming a Red Hat Club. We are in need                         227 Huttleston Avenue
             of donations such as red hats, pins, etc.           Fairhaven, Ma. (Route 6 near Stop n Shop)
             If you have any of these items, and
would like to donate them to our group, it would be         VOLUNTEER Fairhaven Social Day is looking
greatly appreciated.                                        for a volunteer to teach Arts & Crafts. We are seek-
         Call Joyce or Sue at (508)993-9455.                ing a reliable and responsible individual to share their
                                                            creative talent with our Seniors. We guarantee a very
                                                            rewarding experience! If you are this person, call
           August Entertainment                             Joyce or Sue @ (508)993-9455.
 August 4 @ 1:00 p.m. Music w/Rod Lopez
 August 5 @ 1:00 p.m. Karaoke w/Bev
 August 11 @ 12:30 p.m. George Cataldo /Karaoke                          AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
                        w/Silver Fox
 August 12 @ 1:00 pm. Fashion Show/Social Day staff                      Hilda, Maurice, Theresa
 August 18 @ 1:00 p.m. Music w/Rod Lopez                                Flossie, Marie & Margaret
 August 19 @ 1:00 p.m. Ray Smith on Keyboard
 August 26 @ 1:00 p.m. D.J. Joe - Birthday Party                       Hope your birthday’s sizzzlin
                       CARDIAC PREVENTION August 21, 2009, 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
                 Free Total Cholesterol      Free Blood Sugar    Free Blood Pressure
       Answer questions regarding diet and medications! Know what your numbers are in 5 minutes.
                          Performed by Donna Querim RN and Amanda Szot RD.

                                     HOMEINSTEAD MEMORY FITNESS
                  Spend a lot of time looking for misplaced items? Forgot why you went into a room?
                                    Want to learn more effective memory strategies?
                                     Workshop on August 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.

                       EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
             Thursday, August 27th from 10:00 to 12:00 at Oxford Terrace, presented by Jeff Dugan of the MA
            Office of Disabilities. It is open to ALL disabled/handicapped and ALL seniors in
  Town. For all those eligible a $50 Emergency Preparedness bag will be given out. Please call the Fair-
  haven Senior Center at 508-979-4029 to reserve your seat at Oxford Terrace.


          PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP The next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, August
          13, 2009, at the Dartmouth Council on Aging on Dartmouth St., So. Dartmouth, MA. at 1:00 p.m.. The
          speaker will be Joan Davignon, Yoga Instructor, speaking on building strength and flexibility. Please Join us!

SOUTH COASTAL COUNTIES LEGAL SERVICES, INC.                                Legal Clinic - August 13th, 2009
Rosa Farizo will be here at the Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., by appointment only, please call
508.979.4029 to make your appointment. She can answer your questions about:
  ♦ Social Security Benefits: (SSI and /or Social Security applications, denials, terminations, or overpayments)
  ♦ Subsidized Housing matters: (evictions, hearings, transfers, etc)
  ♦ Public Benefits Cases: (Food Stamps, Community & Long Term Care, MassHealth, Estate Planning)
  ♦ Physical and Financial Abuse
  ♦ Nursing Home related problems: (discharges, transfers, MassHealth denial of payment)
  ♦ Medicare issues: (denials/durable medical equipment, skilled nursing facility, hospital discharges, & HMO)

EAT SMART WHEN DINING OUT From the desk of Kimberly Ferreira, MS, RD, LDN, Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.
           Eating out is supposed to be a social, relaxing experience, but for many people, going to a restaurant can create
           stress and disaster for their diet. With so many choices on the menu, it can take away from a positive dining
           experience. As the rate of obesity rises, many restaurants are jumping on the bandwagon to provide “healthy”,
           “low fat”, options. Restaurants are also more willing to substitute items or sides with healthier choices.
Let’s look at some other simple ways to control the calories, sodium and fat when dining out.
Before Your Meal:
1. Always begin your meal with water and sip on it throughout the meal. This will save you from hidden beverage
calories and will fill you up. If you must order a drink, stick to 1 diet soda, glass of wine, or light beer.
2. Ask the waiter not to bring the breadbasket or request a smaller portion.
Order a basic salad to fill up on low-calorie veggies before your meal comes, and ask for low-fat dressing on the side.
Ordering Your Meal:
1. Don't be afraid to make substitutions. Instead of crispy, breaded or fried chicken, ask for grilled. Ask for steamed
vegetables instead of cole slaw, baked potato instead of French fries.
2. Beware of hidden fats. These mouth watering words are typically loaded with extra calories: creamy, stuffed, bat-
tered, parmesan, alfredo, au gratin, au fromage, special sauce.
Take half of your meal home for a second meal.
After Your Meal….Dessert?
1. Still hungry? No? Then stop eating! Listen to your body and if you are full… skip dessert this time!
If dessert is a must, then share or opt for sorbet or low-fat ice cream.
Remember, don’t deprive yourself of the foods you love, but be sensible. Bon appétit!
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Continued from page 2
Additional Supplies and Documents:
Medications and Medical Supplies
If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it
on your own for at least a week, maybe longer.
• Make a list of prescription medicines including dosage, treatment and allergy information.
• Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about what else you need to prepare.
• If you undergo routine treatments administered by a clinic or hospital or if you receive regular services such as
home health care, treatment or transportation, talk to your service provider about their emergency plans. Work with
them to identify back-up service providers and incorporate them into your personal support network.
Consider other personal needs such as eyeglasses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries, wheelchair batteries, and oxy-
gen.
Emergency Documents
Include copies of important documents in your emergency supply kits such as family records, medical records, wills,
deeds, social security number, charge and bank accounts information and tax records.
• Have copies of your medical insurance and Medicare cards readily available.
• Keep a list of the style and serial number of medical devices or other life-sustaining devices. Include operating in-
formation and instructions.
• Make sure that a friend or family member has copies of these documents.
• Include the names and contact information of your support network, as well as your medical providers.
• If you have a communication disability, make sure your emergency information notes the best way to communicate
with you.
Keep these documents in a water proof container for quick and easy access.
More Information
For more information, see http://www.mass.gov/czm/hurricanes.htm, and the Red Cross website.
    SEE HEALTH AND EDUCATION PG. 7 FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

     There is an EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FORM available at the Fairhaven Senior Center and the Fire
     Department to help the town preparedness personnel be aware of your immediate support services, how emer-
     gency prepared you may be, who to contact in case of an emergency, and any health issues that may need at-
     tention. For more information, or to obtain an EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FORM, please come to the
     Fairhaven Senior Center at 229 Huttleston Avenue, or call 508-979-4029.


LAND, AIR AND WATER - From Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office
Massachusetts residents can help preserve our natural resources by taking steps to safeguard our land, air and water and
by reporting environmental violations to the appropriate agency.
Land. Avoid the use of pesticides; learn about nonchemical alternatives. Keep items out of landfills by recycling, reduc-
ing or reusing the items you have.
Air. Plant a garden or a tree which will convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Take public
transportation instead of using a car.
Water. Replace lawns with other ground covers that use less water. Shower instead of taking a bath – a 40% savings in water use.
Install low-flow shower heads.
For hazardous emergencies, contact your local fire department and call the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s
24-hour Emergency Response section at 1-888-304-1133.
           JERRY BRECKEN’S                               SOCIAL SECURITY UPDATE
        FAMOUS OATMEAL COOKIES!                          Due to the economic downturn, Social Secu-
                                                         rity recipients will likely not receive a cost
1 cup butter flavored shortening                         of living (COLA) increase in 2010, a devel-
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar                          opment with financial implications for some people with
1/2 cup granulated sugar                                 Medicare, who will be subject to higher Part B and Part D
2 eggs                                                   premiums.
2 tablespoons milk                                       Part B premiums are expected to rise over the next two
1 teaspoon vanilla                                       years. However, three quarters of people with Medicare
1 teaspoon almond extract                                will be protected from these increases by the “hold harm-
2 1/2 cups oats                                          less” provision of the Social Security Act. In order to
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour                             mitigate the financial impact of increasing Part B costs on
1 teaspoon baking soda                                   people with Medicare, the provision ensures that the in-
1 cup chopped walnuts                                    crease in Part B premiums cannot exceed the COLA for a
1 cup raisins                                            given year for people with Medicare who have the pre-
Heat oven 350°. Beat first 7 ingredients until smooth.   mium deducted from their Social Security checks. With
Add combined oats, flour & soda. Mix well. Stir in re-   no COLA predicted for 2010, the Part B premium will be
maining ingredients. Drop by rounded tablespoons 3       frozen for these people.
inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10
minutes for chewy or 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire       STAY COOL THIS SUMMER The Fairhaven Sen-
rack. Cool completely.                                   ior Center is air conditioned and open Monday through
                                                         Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you need to get out
DO YOU HAVE A RECIPE TO SHARE?                                             of the heat, please plan to drop in, bring
bring it: to the Fairhaven Senior Center,                                  a snack, a favorite book, or game, or
mail it: to Fairhaven COA, 229 Huttleston Ave., Fair-                      join in our activities. Call us regarding
haven, MA 02719                                                            transportation options at 508-979-4029.
email it: to Coanewsletter@comcast.net
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                    MONDAY                                                  THURSDAY
Adult Social Day Program: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.         Adult Social Day Program: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Board Meeting: 2nd Monday of month at 9:30 a.m.          Sugar/Blood Pressure: 2nd & 4th Thurs.
Computer Training: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. by appointment       10:30-11:30 a.m., provided by Southcoast Home Care
Line Dancing: 1:00 p.m.                                  Live Band: 1-3 p.m. for your listening or dancing
Massage: By appointment only, call 508-979-4029            pleasure! All are welcome !
Medical Transportation: Monday-Friday by appt.           Computer Training: 10-11:30 a.m., by appointment.
Nutrition Program: $2.00 Meal served at 11:30 a.m.       Digital Camera use Class: 1:00 - 3:00p.m.
Osteoporosis Class: 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., must register    Grocery Shopping: 9:00 a.m., call to reserve a seat.
Outreach Services: Call for an appointment.              Massage: By appointment only, call 508-979-4029
Reassurance Program: Are you OK Program,                 Nutrition Program: $2.00 Meal served at 11:30 a.m.
Shopping in-Town: 10:00 a.m. Call to reserve a seat      Outreach Services: Call for an appointment.
Walking: 10:00 a.m. Sign-in at Senior Center.            Painting: 9:30-11:30 On your own with group.
Wii Games: 9 - 11:30 a.m. Wii Fit also included.         Pitch Card Game: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
                                                         Reassurance Program: Are you OK Program.
                    TUESDAY
                                                         Shine Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month.
Adult Social Day Program: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.         Shopping in-Town: 9:00 a.m. call to reserve a seat.
Attorney General Consumer Mediator- Diane                Tai Chi: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. with Sifu Niklos Ukleja.
  Lopes Flaherty, 2nd Tues of month, by appt. only.      Walking: 10:00 a.m. Sign-in at Senior Center
Bridge: 12:30 - 3:30
Friends of the Fairhaven Council on Aging: No                                  FRIDAY
  meeting in August. Next meeting September 8th.         Adult Social Day Program: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Grocery Shopping: 9:00 a.m., call to reserve a seat.     Bingo: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Mah Jong: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.                               Computer Training: 10:00-11:30 a.m., by appointment.
Nutrition Program: $2.00 Meal served at 11:30 a.m.       Grocery Shopping: 8:00 a.m., call to reserve a seat.
Outreach Services: Call for an appointment.              Nutrition Program: $2.00 Meal served at 11:30 a.m.
Reassurance Program: Are you OK Program.                 Outreach Services: Call for an appointment.
Shopping in-Town: 9:00 a.m., call to reserve a seat      Reassurance Program: Are you OK Program, call to
Walking: slow or fast 10 a.m. Sign-in at Senior Center    put your name on the list.
Yoga: Will resume on September 1st                       Shopping in-Town: 8:00 a.m. call to reserve a seat.
                                                         Walking: 10:00 a.m. Sign-in at Senior Center.
                  WEDNESDAY
Adult Social Day Program: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.         MALL TRIPS
Blood Pressure: 1st & 3rd Wed. 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
                                                         Reservations, are accepted beginning
 Provided by Community Nurse
                                                         the 15th of the previous month.
Caregivers Support & Education Group: 1st Wed
                                                         Mall Trips are subject to change.
  of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. Free on-site respite.
                                                         Van Leaves the Senior Center at 9:00 a.m.
Cops & Donuts: 2nd Wed. of mo. 10:15 -11:15 a.m.
Mall Trip: Every week a different mall.                                           August
Nutrition Program: $2.00 Meal served at 11:30            August 5          Wrentham Village
Outreach Services: Call for an appointment.              August 12         South Shore Plaza, Braintree
Osteoporosis Class: 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. must register     August 19         Hyannis Mall & Xmas Tree Shop
Pitch Card Game: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.                      August 26         Plymouth Shopping
Reassurance Program: Are you OK Program                                        September
Shopping in-Town: 10 00 a.m. Call to reserve a seat.     September 2 Swansea Mall & Seekonk Plaza
Walking: 10:00 a.m. Sign-in at Senior Center.            September 9 Providence Place Mall
Zumba Gold: Dance to fitness at 11:30 - 12:30            September 16 Dartmouth Mall & Area Plazas
                                                         September 23 Silver City Galleria, Kohl’s & Target
DIGITAL CAMERA CLASS Learn what to look                  September 30 South Shore Plaza, Braintree
for when buying a camera; how to use your camera and
digital photos. If interested call the Fair-             WII GAMES – MONDAY’S 9-11:30 A.M.
haven Senior Center at 508-979-4029 or                   Come, have some fun, and learn how to use the Wii
come to the class on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.               games or Wii Fit for Body Balance & Fitness at the Fair-
                                                         haven Senior Center.

								
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