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					Page 1                               Marblehead Senior Center                        JANUARY 2012


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                  Council on Aging
                                  JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER

    Now that winter is here, I want to remind everyone that when the Senior Center is closed,
  there will be notification on radio station 104.9 FM. We will also put a message on our answering
  service at 781 631-6737 and 781-631-6225. We will also send the information to our local cable
  TV station. We do not always follow the same closings as the schools because our programs
  and classes begin at different times. If you are not sure, please feel free to call us.
    Everyone should be prepared for bad weather—you should have a supply of shelf-stable food
  on hand in case you cannot get to the grocery store. Be sure to have a couple of days supply of
  your medications in case you cannot get out. Have batteries for your flashlight and a transistor
  radio is always handy. Check your “Grab & Go” bag to make sure none of the supplies are out-
  dated. Have bottled water and hand sanitizer available also. Let’s hope we won’t need to use any
  of these supplies but we can all be prepared.
          Have a safe, healthy winter season!
                                                              Pat Roberts




                         JANUARY SPECIAL EVENTS
         January 9—TAI CHI: New Time—10:30—11:30 am

         January 11—North Shore Vocational School lunch trip

         January 19—Winter Special Luncheon
                    Performance by Mel Simon

         January 26—Crazy Whist

         January 27—Traveling Chef Luncheon
                    Victoria Roberts, RD, LDN -”Menu Guidelines Simplified”

                  Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead MA 01945
                           (781) 631-6737, (781) 631 – 6225, Fax (781) 639-3431
                                         www.marblehead.org/coa
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                                                                LUNCHEON PROGRAMS
                                       Lunch is provided every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday as well as the first and
                                       third Thursday of each month. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in ad-
                                       vance. The suggested donation is $2.25 for those 60 years of age and older and
                                       their spouse of any age and $2.50 for those under age 60 unless otherwise indi-
                                       cated for a special luncheon. No individual, age 60 or more, shall be denied a meal
                                       due to an inability to make a donation. Lunch is served at 12 noon unless otherwise
                                       indicated.
                                       Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a
                                       food allergy.

                                       Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Menus*:
                                     Tues, Jan. 3: Molasses rubbed pork loin, gravy, Lyonnaise potatoes,
                                            Navy bean soup, bread, applesauce
                                     Wed, Jan. 4: Potato crunch fish, confetti couscous, sweet peas, bread,
                                            pudding
                                     Fri, Jan. 6: Roasted rosemary chicken w/supreme sauce, whipped
                                            Potatoes, mushroom barley soup, bread, carrot cake
                                     Tues, Jan. 10: Roast turkey w/gravy, whipped potatoes w/chives,
                                            Roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, roll, brownie
                                     Wed, Jan. 11: Beef macaroni & cheese, tomato basil soup, green beans,
                                            Bread, fruit
                                     Thurs, Jan. 12: BBQ chicken w/BBQ sauce, whipped sweet potato,
                                            Chuck wagon baked beans, corn muffin, fruit
                                     Fri, Jan. 13: Beef stew w/carrots & potatoes, whipped potatoes, garden
                                            Salad, Italian style zucchini & onions, bread, pudding
                                     Tues, Jan. 17: Baked New England haddock w/lemon sauce, roasted
                                            Yukon gold potatoes, green salad, bread, fruit
                                     Wed, Jan. 18: Italian style meatballs and whole wheat spaghetti w/
                                            Marinara sauce, green beans, pasta fagioli soup, bread, peaches
 All the seniors in town are reading Thurs, Jan. 19: See Winter Luncheon under Activity Notes
this newsletter. Do they know Fri, Jan. 20: Shepard’s pie w/gravy, roasted vegetable soup, roll, cake
                                     Tues, Jan. 24: Baked boneless chicken w/ Balsamic sauce, rice pilaf,
         who YOU are?                       Steamed broccoli, roll, gingerbread cake
 To place an ad today 800-732-8070   Wed, Jan. 25: Cheese lasagna w/ meat sauce, Capri blend vegetables,
                                            Caesar salad, melon
                                     Fri, Jan. 27: See Traveling Chef under Activity Notes
                                     Tues, Jan. 31: Chicken Fricasee w/sauce, seasoned rice, peas & pearl
                                            Onions, bread, chilled pineapple


                                       *Menus are subject to change by the Elder Nutrition Program
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                                       ACTIVITY NOTES
                                 WINTER SPECIAL LUNCHEON— On Thursday, January 19th, Join us
                               for a special luncheon of stuffed chicken with supreme sauce, potatoes,
                               peas & pearl onions, cranberry sauce, roll and pudding. Reservations are
                               required and the suggested donation for lunch is $2.25.
                               After lunch, stay for a performance by Mel Simon presenting the life and
                               songs of Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Canter and George M.
                               Cohan. Performance is $3.00.
                               Call 781-631- 6225 for reservations for both!

         TRAVELING CHEF— Friday, January 27th noon – Our January Travelling Chef is of-
         fering the “Baked Potato Bar” with assorted toppings that include Broccoli, Sauteed On-
         ions, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Bacon Bits; 7 Bean Soup, Parker House Rolls
         and Minted Fruit Cup. We will have a special guest at lunch, Victoria Roberts, RD, LDN,
         who will be discussing “Menu Guidelines Simplified” looking at the health benefits of the
         menu requirements set by the EOEA. She will also show examples of frozen and shelf
         foods that meet this requirement. Suggested Donation $2.25. Reserve your seat by
         calling 781-631-6225.

         THURSDAY BINGO- .This month Thursday bingo will be held on January 12th after
         lunch.

         WATERCOLOR with PAULA- New Classes begin on Wednesday, January 11th. This
         6 week program will he held on Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30. Cost: $60.00

         NORTH SHORE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCHEON- Wednesday, January 11th .
         There is room for 20 people, so be sure you make your reservation early. The bus will
         pick up passengers here at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is $7.50 per person.

         DANCE for PEOPLE with PARKINSON’S and Caregivers- Wednesdays from 2P.M. -
         3P.M. We are pleased to be offering this program with Instructors Gabi Beiser and Nancy
         DeMuth, PT. During this stress free class, you will move to music, sing, have an enjoy-
         able time and leave feeling more energized and flexible. No Dance experience is neces-
         sary! Caregivers, Friends and Family members are welcome and encouraged to partici-
         pate. Cost $5.00.

         LUNCHEON OUTING- Friday, January 13th - Tigers Den – at the Lynne Technical
         School. This is a Marblehead COA favorite so be sure to sign up and see what makes
         this such a great luncheon spot! On Friday, January 27th ,we will have an excursion to
         The Wenham Tea House and Wenham Museum. Pick-ups begin at 11 a.m. and return
         time is 2 p.m. We request a donation of $3.00 each way for the van and lunch is on your
         own. Reservations are accepted beginning the Monday before each outing. Call 781-631
         -6225. Is there a restaurant you would like to visit? Let us know. We welcome your
         suggestions

         LIKE TO WALK? Don’t forget the gym at the center is available for walking Monday
         through Friday from 1 pm—2 pm. No ice, snow or cold! No cost but we ask that you do
         sign in each day you walk.

                        CHANGES IN REGULAR SCHEDULE
         Center is closed January 2 and January 16th.
         New time for Tai Chi classes: Now at 10:30 am on Mondays.
         Tap dance now Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am—12:45 pm
         NO instructional bridge on Thursdays
      Monday                            Tuesday                    Wednesday                         Thursday                        Friday
                    2                                 3    7:00 Fitness Room                                            7:00 Fitness Room        6
                                                                                  4                                5
                              7:00 Fitness Room           8:45 Weight Training           7:00 Fitness Room              8:45 Weight Training
CENTER CLOSED                 8:45 Weight Training        9:30 Wool & Bull               8:45 Weight Training           9:00 Yoga
                              9:30 Crafts                 10:00 Line Dance               9:30 Rughooking                9:30 Oil Painting
    HAPPY                     9:30 Yoga                   10:00 Shredding                10:00 Osteo Prevention         9:30 NO Quilting
  NEW YEAR!                   10:00 Cribbage              10:00 Physical Therapy         10:00 Quilt with Janet         10:00 Country Line Dance
                              10:30 SHINE                 Noon LUNCH                     11:00 Wellness Clinic          11:00 Mall Ride
                              11:00 Tap Dance             1:00 Mah Jongg                 11:00 Tap Dance                Noon LUNCH
                              Noon– LUNCH                 2:00 Dance– Parkinson’s        1:00 Strength & Stretch        12:30 Bridge
                              1:00 Bingo                                                                                1:00 Watercolor with Marty



                              7:00 Fitness Room           7:00 Fitness Room              7:00 Fitness Room         12   7:00 Fitness Room
                        9                            10                            11                                                            13
7:00 Fitness Room             8:45 Weight Training        8:45 Weight Training           8:45 Weight Training           8:45 Weight Training
8:45 Weight Training          9:30 Crafts                 9:30 Wool & Bull               9:30 Rughooking                9:00 Yoga
9:30 Oil Painting             9:30 Yoga                   10:00 Line Dance / Shredding   10:00 Osteo Prevention         9:30 Oil Painting
10:00 Osteo Prevention        10:00 Cribbage              10:00 Physical Therapy         10:00 Quilt with Janet         9:30 Quilting
10:30 Tai Chi                 10:30 SHINE                 10:30 NS Vocational School     11:00 Wellness Clinic          10:00 Country Line Dance
11:15 Zumba!                  11:00 Tap Dance                   Lunch trip               11:00 Tap Dance                11:00 Outing—Tiger’s
1:00 Mah Jongg                Noon– LUNCH                 12:00 lunch                    Noon—lunch                     Den
 1:00 MOVIE                   1:00 Bingo                  1:00 Mah Jongg                 1:00 Bingo                     Noon LUNCH
                                                          1:30 Watercolor w/Paula        1:00 Strength & Stretch        12:30 Bridge
                                                          2:00 Dance– Parkinson’s                                       1:00 Watercolor with Marty
                                                          3:15 COA Board Meeting

                                                          7:00 Fitness Room              7:00 Fitness Room              7:00 Fitness Room
CENTER CLOSED            16   7 :00 Fitness Room     17   8:45 Weight Training        18 8:45 Weight Training      19   8:45 Weight Training 20
                              8:45 Weight Training         9:30 Wool & Bull              9:30 Rughooking                9:00 Yoga
                              9:30 Crafts                 10:00 Line Dance               10:00 Quilt with Janet         9:30 Oil Painting
                              9:30 Yoga                   10:00 Shredding                10:00 Osteo Prevention         9:30 Quilting
                              10:00 Cribbage              10:00 Physical Therapy         11:00 Wellness Clinic          10:00 Country Line Dance
                              10:30 SHINE                 Noon LUNCH                     11:00 Tap Dance                11:00 Mall Ride
                              11:00 Tap Dance             1:00 Mah Jongg                 Noon—Winter Special Lunch      Noon LUNCH
                              Noon– LUNCH                 1:30 Watercolor w/Paula        1:00 Mel Simon                 12:30 Bridge
                              1:00 Bingo                  2:00 Dance– Parkinson’s        1:00 Strength & Stretch        1:00 Watercolor with Marty
                                                                                         7:00 QUILT GUILD


                              7:00 Fitness Room           7:00 Fitness Room              7:00 Fitness Room              7:00 Fitness Room
700 Fitness Room      23      8:45 Weight Training        8:45 Weight Training      25   8:45 Weight Training      26   8:45 Weight Training 27
8:45 Weight Training          9:30 Crafts            24    9:30 Wool & Bull              9:30 Rughooking                9:00 Yoga
9:30 Oil Painting             9:30 Yoga                   10:00 Wool & Bull              10:00 Osteo Prevention         9:30 Oil Painting
10:00 Osteo Prevention        10:00 Cribbage              10:00 Line Dance                10:00 Quilt with Janet        9:30 Quilting
10:30 Tai Chi                 10:30 SHINE                 10:00 Shredding                 11:00 Wellness Clinic         10:00 Country Line Dance
11:15 Zumba!                  11:00 Tap Dance             10:00 Physical Therapy         11:00 Tap Dance                11:00 Outing– Wenham
1:00 Mah Jongg                Noon– LUNCH                 Noon LUNCH                     Noon—Crazy Whist                      Tea House
1:00 MOVIE                    1:00 Bingo                  1:00 Mah Jongg                                                12- Traveling Chef Lunch
                                                          1:30 Watercolor w/Paula        1:00 Strength & Stretch        12:30 Bridge
                                                          2:00 Dance– Parkinson’s                                       1:00 Watercolor with Marty



                         30   7:00 Fitness Room
7:00 Fitness Room             8:45 Weight Training   31                             W
8:45 Weight Training          9:30 Crafts
9:30 Oil Painting             9:30 Yoga
10:00 Osteo Prevention        10:00 Cribbage
10:30 Tai Chi                 10:30 SHINE
11:15 Zumba!                  11:00 Tap Dance
1:00 Mah Jongg                Noon– LUNCH
1:30 Book Discussion          1:00 Bingo
      Group
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CRAZY WHIST– This month’s whist will be held on January
26th at 12 noon and features cranberry chicken salad, chips,                                  TRIP NEWS
pickle, coffee/tea and dessert. Lunch and game is $5. Reser-
vations required. Sign up by jan 24th.
                                                                     All day trips must be paid in full at time of registration. Deposits are
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – This group will meet on             required on all overnight trips at time of registration. All trips leave
January 30th at 1:30 pm to discuss Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. from the VFW parking lot, 321 West Shore Drive. Because most of our
                                                            trips require a great deal of walking and staffing is limited, all travelers
Newcomers are welcome!
                                                                     must be able to attend to their own needs independently or bring their
                                                                     own escort for assistance. If you have questions, inquire with Janice .
Norm Powers Cribbage Winners -
1st Place- Barbara Staples                                            February 27th – 29th – Turning Stone Resort and
2nd Place- John Williams                                              Casino- Trip includes 2 Dinner Buffets, 2 Breakfast
3rd Place- Hooper Cutler                                              Buffets, 4 star accommodations, $80.00 Gaming Bo-
Last Place: TIE: Barbara Dana
                                                                      nus. Cost: $292.00 pp dbl occ
                 Mary Hull
AFTERNOON MOVIES– -. Monday,                                          March 6 –8th Atlantic City—Resorts, casino $45
January 9th –Larry Crowne- starring Tom Hanks and Julia               slot, 2 buffet dinners,$10 food voucher, revue. $179
Roberts. Before his company downsized, Larry was the su-              pp dbl
perstar team leader. With nowhere else to go, Larry decides           April 17—The Duttons and Mohegan Sun—the #1
to return to college and start over. Once there, he is intro-
                                                                      show from Branson Missouri. $30 gaming pkg, 1 food
duces to a much more colorful community. Monday, Janu-
ary 23rd, Water for Elephants- starring Robert Pattinson and          voucher. Then off to New London Ct for the show.
Reese Witherspoon. Based on the best-seller, this story               Cost: $75 pp.
weaves its magic around life long love found under the Big            April 29-May 7– California Coast– highlights include
Top. Movies begin at 1 p.m. Sign up is required in ad-
                                                                      San Francisco, Yosemite Nat’l Park, Monterey, Big
vance 781-631– 6225.
                                                                      Sur, 17 Mile dr, LA, San Diego.Cost: $2734 pp dbl occ
WELLNESS CLINICS – Sponsored by the Marblehead Fe-
male Humane Society, these clinics are provided by the VNA            May 11-18—Boston to Bermuda cruise– Stops in
Care Network and will provide blood pressure screening and            Hamilton, King’s Wharf and St. George’s Bermuda.
an opportunity to ask the nurses questions about medications          Freestyle dining. Cost: begins at $729 pp dbl occ.
or any health related issue.
                                                                      May 14-24– Netherlands, Belgium, Paris– Visit Am-
  Thursday, January 11th 11 am—noon
Marblehead’s Public Health Nurse will be at the Center on             sterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Paris. Enjoy an Eiffel
the other Thursdays in January from 11 am – 12 noon.                  Tower dinner and Seine River cruise. Cost: $4352 pp
                                                                      dbl occ.
  HELP WANTED ! We need volunteers to call bingo on Tuesday afternoons each week. Hours are 1 pm to 3 pm.
  Please contact Janice at 781 631-6225 if you are interested in helping out. Thank you!

                                              Can I still change my Medicare Plan?

The 2011 Medicare Open Enrollment period ended on December 7, but there are still a few changes you can make, if you
qualify.
          For those with a Medicare Advantage Plan: Between January 1 and February 14, you can leave your plan and
switch to Original Medicare, but you cannot switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan. Your Original Medicare coverage
will begin the first day of the following month. If you drop your Medicare Advantage plan during this period, you will be able
to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage. Your prescription drug coverage will begin the first day of
the month after your enrollment. You may also add a supplement at this time.
          For those with a Tufts Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (drug coverage only) in 2011: If you did not select a dif-
ferent Medicare drug plan for 2012, then you are currently without drug coverage. You have until the end of February to en-
roll in a new Part D drug plan for 2012, which will begin the first of the month after your enrollment.
          For those with Prescription Advantage or getting “Extra Help” paying for prescription drugs:     You can change
your plan anytime during the year. Those with Prescription Advantage can do this only once each year. Those with “Extra
Help” can change every month.

Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteers can help you! They offer free, confidential counsel-
ing on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Call your senior center and ask for a SHINE appointment.
You can also call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine,
leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back, as soon as possible
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                                                                   Question and Answer Column offered by North Shore
                   OUTREACH NEWS                                                   Physical Therapy:
                                                               Please feel free to submit questions about musculoskeletal prob-
                                                               lems to us in writing, either at the Council on Aging front desk or
                                Teri Allen McDonough           send them to NSPT, 1Widger Road, Marblehead, MA, 01945, c/o
The Marblehead Council on Aging’s “Standards of Inde-          Susan Finigan.
pendence for Senior Center Participation” provides a           Q. . Last winter I slipped on black ice, falling and fracturing
guideline for seniors to enjoy quality experiences in a safe   my wrist. Do you have any suggestions to make it safer for me
atmosphere. It clarifies any questions you or your family      to go out this winter?
might have about staff oversight of our clientele, as well     A. Falling on the ice happens to people of all ages. There are sev-
as our expectations of appropriate behavior.                   eral steps you can take to protect yourself from falling. Don’t go
        Sometimes families may have concerns about a           outside, even if it is only for a minute, wearing your slippers. As
                                                               physical therapists, we often hear stories from people who hurt
loved one’s decline in independent functioning. Our Out-       themselves going outside "just to get the newspaper", not taking
reach Worker is available to address any concerns you          the time to put on appropriate shoe wear. It is easy to miss a very
may have and can provide resources that support the con-       thin coating of ice, especially in the early morning. When walk-
tinued independence of older adults.                           ing down an outside staircase make sure to use the railing. It
        For those with mild to moderate dementia, a per-       sometimes is especially slippery near your car. If you are going
                                                               outside to start the car to let it warm-up and defrost the windows
sonal companion or an adult day program can provide res-       be especially careful. If the weather calls for black ice formation
pite services to caregivers, offering the peace of mind that   take precautions the night before by using a product like sand or
                                                               ice melt over the areas near your steps and driveway. Be sure to
comes with a structured environment and dedicated super-       spread the sand liberally. You may want to keep some of it in the
vision. The Marblehead Council on Aging will work with         car as well as by your door.
you to engage services that provide a safe, supportive con-    Choosing a shoe or boot with good traction is one of the best
                                                               ways to protect yourself. Some shoes with large treads appear to
tinuum of care.                                                offer good traction but are actually fairly slippery. A light hiking
                                                               boot may be better. There are several types of ice grippers or
Copies of the Standards are available at the Center.           traction devices that can be purchased at sporting goods stores
                                                               and catalogues and even discount stores. They fit easily over any
                                                               shoe and decrease the risk of falling. If you use a cane or
                                                               crutches, purchase a device with metal teeth that fits easily on the
                                                               end of the cane or crutch to provide more traction on ice.
                                                               Good lighting is also helpful to outdoor safety after dark. Be sure
                                                               you have adequate outdoor lighting and carry a flashlight when
                                                               walking outside in the dark. There are many options for dawn to
                                                               dusk lighting or motion sensor lighting to increase your ability to
                                                               view your driveway and walkway.
                                                               Finally, when walking where it may be slippery, be sure to focus
 PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SWIPE YOUR                             ONLY on walking. Do not talk and walk at the same time or
SENIOR CENTER ID TAG WHEN YOU ARE AT                           search for keys in a purse or pocket. Attend only to walking.
THE SENIOR CENTER! (AND TOUCH THE                              Walk with your feet slightly apart and keep the length of each
                                                               step shorter than normal.
EVENT YOU ARE ATTENDING.) IT IS IMPOR-                         Taking these precautions will increase your safety in slippery
TANT FOR THE COA TO TRACK THE NUMBERS                          winter conditions. If you determine that the weather conditions
OF PARTICIPANTS AND THE ACTIVITIES THEY                        are too dangerous for you to venture outside, then it is best to
ATTEND. TOUCH “DROP IN” IF YOU ARE JUST                        remain in the house until your walkway and driveway have been
STOPPING IN.                                                   cleared and deiced and the sun has melted any black ice.
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                                                MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Marblehead Council on Aging is to enhance the quality of life for seniors and to promote respect and good
will in the community by informing, educating and advocating for seniors and those who care for them and to provide services
                             and activities which promote healthy, successful and enjoyable aging.

                                                                                   COA STAFF

                                                              Executive Director            Pat Roberts *
                                                              Sr. Day Ctr. Coordinator      Jan DePaolo
                                                              Activities Coordinator        Janice Salisbury Beal
                                                              Outreach Worker               Teri Allen McDonough *
                COA BOARD MEMBERS                             Chauffeur                     Patricia Medeiros
                                                                                             Bob Hinch
    Chairperson                        Jeanne Louizos         Site Manager                   Randi Warren
    Vice Chairperson                   Cathy Brown            MOW Drivers                   Diane LeBoeuf
    Secretary                          Freda McGuire                                        Virginia Power
    Treasurer                          Liz Michaud                                          Jeanne Ventura
                                                              Clerk                         Caryle Wildfiield
                    Ed Bell                                   Maintenance                   John Belanger
                    John Crowley
                    Dana Denault
                    Joe Dever                                  * Certified by Massachusetts Association of
                    Lisa Hooper                                             Councils on Aging


CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB: www.marblehead.org/coa

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