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									The Southborough Senior Sensation
VOLUME 8 • ISSUE 3 MAY / JUNE 2008

DIRECTOR’S CORNER SENIOR CENTER
9 Cordaville Rd. Southborough, MA

(508) 229-4453
Pam Le Francois Director Cynthia Beard Outreach Coordinator Peg Leonard Program Coordinator Leslie Chamberlin Clinic Nurse Mary Moruzzi Administrative Assistant Alice Kavanaugh Administrative Assistant Bill Harrington COA Chairperson AVCOA Bus transportation: (508) 393-1600 TLC: 1-877-RIDE-TLC (743-3852) On-Site Meals Program and Meals on Wheels: (508) 229-4453 $2 donation

Thank you for your program suggestion and requests! Keep them coming and I will try to get to them. I have had requests for Tai Chi, so we are testing it out for May and June. If we get a good response then we can look into running it again in the Fall Also by request, we have Mel Simons of WBZ radio fame coming back to entertain us with music and comedy. Show Tunes by Hal Katzmen and Larry Nelson are back in June by very popular demand.So that’s 3 requests completed! OOPs don’t forget Tina Bemis and container gardening for those with a green thumb…. That was number 4….and yes Blue Plates Specials will be back in the fall! There are two mini-bus trips, one to the Butterfly Place and the other to Rockport and a bus trip to the Providence Performing Arts Center. Don’t forget the Senior Show in June! The singers and dancers have worked hard and will be doing 2 shows, one w/ a luncheon at noon and the 2nd show at 7:00pm. ….have to do some education programs too. Hola! Spanish is back! Give it a try! Legal issues seminar, Art education, and information on supplements round out the schedule with a little something for everyone! Also check out what the Recreation department has to offer this Summer. We have included their senior summer programs in this newsletter. Please, don’t forget, your support and donations to the Friends of Southborough Seniors! Without that funding many of the programs and luncheons could not be done…donations to the gift/thrift shop are always needed! Every little bit helps! See you soon and keep those ideas rolling in!

Pam ARMED FORCES PACKAGE DRIVE
Once again Lisa Baccio and her crew will be collecting and sending packages to our soldiers. Please bring in donations of toiletries, treats, new books, board games and cash donations to the Senior Center. May 17th and 18th. For more information call Bob at 508842-0489

FRIENDS OF THE COA

If you haven’t sent in your $10.00 donations to help out the Friends, please do so, it does help out! Also please clean out those cupboard and jewelry boxes, the gift/thrift shop can always use new items to sell. Mark your calendar: The Falconi Family Golf Tournament is September 15th . This is the Friends major fundraiser of the year so please, golf, sponsor, or donate a raffle prize (gift certificates would be great!). All commemorative pewter medallions ½ price. $5.00 each set of 11 is $55. These medallions represent well known Southborough buildings and landmarks. They make wonderful gifts! Available at the Senior Center!

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MONDAY BLUE PLATE SPECIALS
by TJ’s of Ashland $5.00 suggested donation- most meals include veggies, rolls, desert, coffee.Please call the Senior Center the prior Friday by noon so we can give TJ’s an accurate count! May 5th ......... stuffed shells and meat balls May 12th ....... stuffed chicken breast May 19th ....... baked mac & cheese ..................... and ham May 26th ....... Closed Memorial Day June 2nd ....... meat loaf June 9th ........ chicken cordon bleu Blue Plate Specials will return in the Fall!

TOWN CLERKS OFFICE UPDATE
2008 Census forms are over due please return them to the Town Clerk’s Office Monday May 12- Annual Town Election Polls open 8am-8pm. Any questions regarding voting please call the Town Clerks Office at 508485-0710. Poll workers needed in Precinct 2 and 3 for the fall State Elections

RECREATION DEPARTMENT / SENIOR PROGRAMS SPRING/SUMMER
FREE TENNIS CLINIC FOR ADULTS – All levels are invited to participate. Clinic will focus on forehand, backhand, volleys and serve and will cover grip, body preparation, point of contact with the ball, follow through and recovery. Monday, April 28th from 10 to 11:30am at the Fay School Courts. FREE. MORNING WALKING CLUB – Start your day with a thirty minute walk! Coordinator Sheila Wilson will lead you on your way to a great day! Tuesday mornings in the Woodward Gym. Outdoors in the good weather. Ongoing. FREE. ARGENTINE TANGO – Learn basic walking, lead and follow, how to lead “the cross” and fundamental tools for navigating around the dance floor. No partner or experience needed! Thursday evenings from 5:15 to 6:30, May 1st through June 5th at the Arts Center. Senior rate: $50

SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY! UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS
JULY 8TH - 4:00 SUMMER BBQ ON THE LAWN w/ The Silver Leaf Jazz Band

TENNIS – Beginners and Advanced Beginners will practice basic strokes and footwork and rudiments of the game. Meet new players, exercise and have fun! Wednesdays from May 7th to June 11th, 9:30 to 10:30am Events at Colonial Gardens air conditioned at the Fay School Tennis Courts. Senior rate: $25 Community Room…more to come GOLF LESSONS – Individualized instruction on the fundamentals of (please register by calling the Senior Center) golf, skill development in short game and pitching. You will learn the Origami – Thursdays in July and August at basics of proper grip and stance, iron and wood play, chipping and putting. Clubs available if needed. Senior rate: $50 Colonial Gardens - All Are Welcome!!! For additional information about these activities please call the Chair Exercise – Wednesdays–at Colonial Recreation Department- 508-229-4452 Gardens-All are Welcome!!!! AUGUST - 4:00 BBQ ON THE LAWN w/ The Senior Class Quartet

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NEW NEW NEW NEW EVENTS
TAI CHI May and June Thursdays – 11:00 - $3.00 suggested donation per class. Blend of brief meditation, Chi-Kung breathing to improve focus, warm up exercise and stretches, and working on the T’ai Chi form. Instructor: Jeanne Friswell WONDERS OF THE WURLITZER BUS TRIP – Providence Performing Arts Center Monday May 19th. Bus leaves at 10:30 Returns 2:30. Lunch time concert by local organists Featuring Jim and Linda Duncan with vocalists Marge Carpenter and Bill Harrington. Bring your own lunch. $12:00 suggested donation + drivers tip LECTURE: ART KEEPS US HUMAN by Sage Educational Services. Wednesday, May 21st Lecture at 11:00. Lunch at 12:00 by Apple-Spice Junction. Pasta Bar. $5.00 suggested donation.

SPANISH Starts May 5th. Monday – 12:00 – no charge – beginners welcome! Always wanted to learn a new language….now ROCKPORT MINI-BUS TRIP 10:00 leaves Senior Center. Home pick up on request. Friday is the time! Instructor: Maria Aleah June 6th. Lunch at The Causeway Restaurant in Gloucester (lunch is on your own – we will ask for separate checks for the ECONOMIC STIMULUS REBATE Do it yourself instructions for filing a tax return so you can group) 1:00 Shopping in Rockport. Suggested Donation $5.00.

get your rebate. Friday May 2nd Brunch at 10:00 info SPECTACULAR CONTAINER GARDENING WITH TINA session at 11:00 BEMIS! Friday June 6th, 10:00am. Suggested Donation $5.00 LEGAL ISSUES Wednesday – May – 7th – 10:00 – Continental Breakfast. Attorney Betsey Soule of South Middlesex Legal Service will answer question and discuss : Power of Attorney, Homestead Insurance, Healthcare Proxies and a variety of other topics- no charge to attend BUTTERFLY PLACE MINI-BUS TRIP May 9th – 1:00 – Kimball’s Ice Cream Stop Suggested Donation $10 includes bus and admission to The Butterfly Place (ice cream-on your own) Space is limited so sign up soon. Leaves the Senior Center at 1:00-home pick on request. BROADWAY TUNES With Hal Katzmen and Larry Nelson. Presented by Sage Educational Services. Wednesday June 11th 11:30. Suggested Donation $5.00. Sandwich Buffet by Apple-Spice Junction SENIOR SHOW! BLUE SKIES! A PALATE OF IRVING BERLIN’S MUSIC Music, Dancers, Fun and Food! Senior Rocketts. Southborough Tambourines. Sing Along Finale. Friday June 13th. 12:00 show includes lunch. $5.00 suggested donation- roasted chicken by Apple-Spice Junction.

2nd Show 7:00 (Show Only) Advanced tickets for the 7:00 show DISCUSSION – Supplements: Are they necessary? are $4.00/$5.00 at the door. Children are Free. Master of By Dietitian Joan Hill – Wednesday, May 14th – 11:00 Ceremonies- Bill Harrington Lunch: Grilled Teriyaki Kabobs- $5.00 suggested donation. Lunch by Apple-Spice Junction OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING Thursday, June 19th Please call for appointment starting at JUST FOR FUN! – ENTERTAINER – MEL SIMMON’S 10:00am. OF WBZ RADIO– BBQ $5.00-suggested donation. Burgers and Dogs, potato BINGO FOR PRIZES salad, tossed salad by Tasty Home Cookin Catering May June 27th, 1:00 15th – 12:00

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RECREATION DEPARTMENT TRIPS
Call the Recreation Department at 508-229-4452 for more information. NEW YORK CITY TRIP – SATURDAY, MAY 17 Meet Bus at 6:30am at the Southborough Train Station Board your luxury Silver Fox Motor Coach for an exciting trip of shopping and sightseeing in the “Big Apple”! Choose from shopping, World Class Museums, Broadway Shows and many other famous attractions OR visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as an alternative to shopping. Your ticket is included and you’ll travel to Battery Park where you’ll board the Statue Ferry. Statue visitors will also visit the South Street Seaport, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge NANTUCKET SPECTACULAR TRIP – SAT, AUGUST 16 and do some shopping or browsing at the many stores Meet bus at 7:00 am at the Southborough Train Station Join us for a day on beautiful Nantucket Island. You will be and eateries. All passengers will leave the city at 6pm. transported by bus to the Nantucket Ferry dock in Hyannis. Senior Rate for Statue/Ellis Island Tour is $59/pp or You will set sail at 9:30am. Once on the Island, you’ll have time Shopping Tour is $49/pp to explore the exciting shops and art galleries. You’ll set sail back at 4pm. Arriving at 6pm, you’ll then board the coach for your return trip to Southborough. Senior Rate is $65/pp PROVINCETOWN DISCOVERY TRIP – SAT, AUGUST 2 Meet bus at 8:00am at the Southborough Train Station Depart bus to Boston and set sail at 9:30am for Provincetown aboard the Provincetown II. Enjoy the sun and fresh air on your three hour cruise as a disc jockey plays music for your enjoyment! After your ship arrives in Provincetown, you’ll have time to enjoy the sights, shopping and dining. At 3:30 you’ll enjoy a relaxing sail back to Boston, arriving at 6:30. Expected arrival in Southborough is 7:30pm. Senior Rate is $49/pp MARTHA’S VINEYARD TRIP – SATURDAY, JULY 12 Meet Bus at 7:30am at the Southborough Train Station Upon arrival, a guide will provide a bus tour across the Island. Later, your sightseeing bus will pick you up and return you to Oak Bluffs for the return ferry trip to Falmouth. After a delicious dinner at the Country Buffet, you’ll return home at approximately 7pm. Tour includes: Martha’s Vineyard Island Tour, Shopping time in Edgartown, Island Queen ferry, dinner at the Country Buffet and Luxury Silver Fox Coach. Senior Rate is $69/pp

ECONOMIC STIMULUS REBATE DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTRUCTIONS
May 2, 2008 11:00 (following the brunch)
Brian Donovan BSA, MBA, Certified by H&R Block & AARP You will receive instructions to file your 2007 tax return so that you may receive the economic stimulus rebate. The 1040A forms will be provided. However, you will need to bring the following: • 2007 Social Security Tax Benefit Statement, Form SSA1099 • 1099R forms reporting pensions/annuity/IRA/Insurance Distributions • 1099INT reporting bank interest • any reports from stock brokers or financial institutions Don’t miss out on receiving your Economic Stimulus Rebate just because you are unsure of how to file a return. Assistance will be provided through out the instruction.

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REACHING OUT

SPRINGTIME RESOLUTIONS
If you made a New Year’s resolution you have probably given up on it by now and in fact don’t even remember what it was. Maybe now it’s time to resolve to make a springtime resolution. Springtime is Mother Nature’s time of renewal. Why not make it yours? I’m reminded of a joke about this couple who were sitting in their living room one evening. The husband says to his wife “ I just want you to know that should something happen to me and I am left in a vegetative state I want you to just pull the plug”. So the wife gets up, goes over and pulls out the plug on the television! Over this cold dreary winter haven’t we all gotten ourselves into a vegetative state? Sitting in a chair in a room, which isn’t quite as warm as you would like it, gazing mindlessly at the TV. In a few months you will be sitting in that same chair complaining about the oppressive heat. But in springtime the weather is just right – fresh cool mornings and evenings and warm sunny days. Resolve to take advantage of this season of renewal. Get out of your chair. Open the window, throw open door, get out on the front steps and take it all in. Breathe deeply and smell the fresh air and early dew, view the flowers, listen to the birds. Sit there awhile and contemplate the fact you are sitting on a huge ball whirling around the sun at a cool 67,000 miles per hour and in just one day you will have traveled 1.6 million miles through the universe! Having gone that, far that fast, your probably exhausted and owe it to yourself to go inside and take a little nap. See you all at Cordaville Hall Meet your old friends, Make some new friends! Bill Harrington Chairman, Council on Aging

ECONOMIC STIMULUS REBATE
Everyone’s talking about the economic stimulus rebate. Starting in May, the Treasury will begin sending economic stimulus payments to more than 130 million households. To receive a payment, taxpayers must have a valid Social Security number and at least $3,000 of qualifying income. Many of you are eligible even if you only receive social security benefits. You have until October 15, 2008 to file a tax return. Eligible people will receive from $300 to 600. Even if you don’t usually file a tax return because you don’t earn enough to owe taxes like some retirees receiving social security benefits, railroad retirees or veterans on disability, you will need to file a 2007 tax return in order to receive the economic stimulus rebate. There are a couple of ways you can do this. For those of you that can use a computer, the IRS has a link, Free File: Economic Stimulus Payment that provides free tax preparation software and electronic filing for people who are submitting a return solely to receive their economic stimulus payment. H&R Block is also offering a special for seniors who wouldn’t ordinarily file a tax return and are just doing so to receive the economic stimulus payment, for $35 they will prepare your return. There are offices in Marlborough and Westborough. However, if none of those options are suitable, here at the senior center we will be offering How to Do-It-Yourself instructions. Brian Donavan, BSA, MBA, tax certified from H&R Block and AARP, will be here at the senior center on Friday, May 2nd at 11am to show you step by step how to file for the rebate using a 1040A. You will need to bring: your 2007 Social Security Tax Benefit Statement: Form SSA-1099, any 1099R forms (from pensions, annuities, insurance distributions), any 1099INT form from a bank showing interest, year end tax reports from stock brokers or financial institutions and any other reports or information related to taxes. Not only will Brian instruct you in filling out the form, but we will assist you in doing so if necessary. This is also the date of the Brunch for the month, so you can enjoy a tasty brunch before getting down to business.

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May /June 2008

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HEALTHBEAT
Nurses Clinic Hours; Monday and Thursday 8:30-1:30

by Leslie Chamberlin R.N.
FIBROMYALGIA: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT HELPS TREAT IT? Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome characterized by muscle stiffness, achy pain and tenderness of tendons. Researchers in Boston have found regular walks and stretching exercises can help ease the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. In a study of 207 women between the ages of 18 and 75 diagnosed with fibromyalgia, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University assigned one group to a twice-weekly aerobic and stretching program for 16 weeks. Another group added mild strength training, while a third group attended a 2hour education course every two weeks. The study found an exercise program that included progressive walking and flexibility movements, with or without strength training, improved physical, emotional, and social function.
(Article taken from Nursing Spectrum magazine staff)

UPCOMING PROGRAM:
SUPPLEMENTS: ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY? If so, which ones Joan Hill Registered Dietician is coming to talk about vitamins and how they help to keep your body in good working order. Hear the latest about how to compare which ones are best for you. Wednesday May 14th 11A.M. followed by a catered lunch. $5 Please. Call to sign up. BONE DENSITY AND OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING Thursday, June 19th 10-12. Please call and make an appointment.

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS CHORAL CONCERT
Saturday May 10th 8PM Algonquin High School Free tickets available at the Senior Center


								
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