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 September 2009                    1475 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420          Phone: 781-861-0194
 Issue 337                                   http://www.lexingtonma.gov                     FAX: 781-863-2271

                        Lunch & Lecture
                                                                      FLU CLINICS SCHEDULED IN OCTOBER
 Monday, September 21, 2009—Lunch at 11:45 a.m.,
                 Lecture at 12:45 p.m.
                                                                                AND NOVEMBER
                                                                   Monday, October 5, 2009 & Wednesday,
                                                                   October 28, 2009 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm
       Presented by the Registered Pharmacy Staff
                of Osco/Shaws Pharmacy                             Clinics will be held at the Lexington Senior
Enjoy a lunch of soup, club sandwich and dessert prepared          Center. These clinics are sponsored by Osco/
by Youville Place and learn all the news about influenza            Shaws Pharmacy and are free of charge.
this year and more about H1N1, and what you can do                 Please bring your Medicare Card as Medicare
to increase your chances of staying healthy. There will            does reimburse the provider.
be plenty of time for your questions. $3.00 donation to                  A third clinic for seniors will be held
Minuteman Senior Services. Space is limited. Please                by the Town of Lexington Health Department
register with the receptionist and pick up a ticket by             on Friday November 6th at Cary Hall. De-
September 14, 2009.                                                tails for this clinic will be in the November
                                                                   newsletter and posted in the newspapers and
                         Harvest Lunch                             online.
     Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.                         For questions about flu clinics, please
Catered by Neillio’s, the meal includes Mediterranean style        call the Public Health Nurse, David Neylon,
breast of chicken (chicken sauted with onions, peppers,            at 781-862-0500, ext. 281.
garlic and tomatoes), salad, roasted red bliss potatoes, corn
(off the cob), rolls & butter, dessert and beverage. Please
pay, register with the receptionist and pick up a ticket                 Young at Heart Chorus at the
before September 23. $5.00.                                                Lexington Senior Center
                                                               Tuesdays through the fall, beginning
            Coffee with Senior Center Staff                      September 15, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
       Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10 a.m.           See old friends, make new ones, enjoy an after-
Bring your questions, suggestions, comments, meet Senior noon of singing, and join chorus director, Devin
Center staff and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.           Lawrence, to sing songs that
                                                         celebrate “The Cultures of the
            Coffee with the Veteran’s Agent              World”. Free. Donations will be
      Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10 a.m.           accepted to help cover the cost of
Come meet Bob Martin, the Veteran’s Agent. Bring your new sheet music. For more information, please
questions and concerns.                                  call the Senior Center at 781-861-0194.
2                                       LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                             SEPTEMBER 2009

                                      FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CORNER:
       OF HUMAN SERVICES              Hello! If you have been away for the summer, welcome back! In June we wel-
      Charlotte Rodgers, RN,MA        comed Carrie Johnson, LCSW, the Assistant Director of Senior Services. Plan
     crodgers@ci.lexington.ma.us      to join Carrie and Barbara Deveau, Senior Services Coordinator, on September
       ASSISTANT DIRECTOR             9th for coffee and light refreshments and learn about the services and programs
     FAMILY / HUMAN SERVICES          available to you. On September 23, Bob Martin, Lexington’s Veteran’s Agent will
      Emily Sara Lavine, LICSW        speak about programs and services available to veterans and their families.
      elavine@ci.lexington.ma.us         As we start the fall season, some changes will greet you. Staff continues to
      ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF           evaluate the space we have and make improvements in programs. Starting in
          SENIOR SERVICES             October, you will notice some changes in the structure of the popular 60+ Fitness
         Carrie Johnson, LCSW         classes, and the addition of a Beginner Level Tai Chi class. Later in the fall,
     cfjohnson@ci.lexington. ma.us    look for a special day of continuing education with the Tufts OSHER Institute
        SENIOR SERVICES               of Life Long Learning.
          COORDINATOR                    There’s a lot of discussion about the flu this year... Do you know how to
          Barbara Deveau              protect yourself and your family? Come to Lunch and Lecture on September 21
                                      to learn more about the H1N1 virus. This newsletter is full of information about
         ADMINISTRATIVE               programs and classes, both at the Senior Center and throughout the Lexington
            ASSISTANT                 community. Be sure to sign up for your “My Senior Center” swipe card to be
           Paula McGlynn              sure that you continue to receive the newsletter. If you have questions, please
                                      call a staff member, and remember, we love your ideas!
         PROGRAM CLERK                                — Charlotte Rodgers and the Human Services Department Staff
            Cara Shapiro
          Newsletter Editor
     cshapiro@ci.lexington.ma.us                      PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED
                                                           Afternoon Movie
        Despina Maradianos                            Start time: 1:15 p.m. in the Muzzey Room
                                      Bottle Shock - Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - With Alan Rickman, Chris
               Bob Martin
                                      Pine, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman and Freddy Rodriquez. 110 minutes. (PG-13)
      rjmartin@ci.lexington.ma.us     New in Town - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Starring Renee Zellweger
              781-953-3160            and Harry Connick, Jr. - 96 minutes. (PG)
        ASSISTANT DIRECTOR                                 Yoga for Tight Neck and Shoulders
          Laurie Henry, LICSW            Wednesday, September 23, 30 and October 7, 2009 from 3 to 4 p.m.
       lhenry@ci.lexington.ma.us      You will learn some gentle, effective stretches to help increase your shoulder
             781-861-2742             and neck range of motion. Many of these stretches will be done at standing or
                                      chair level. You will need to bring a yoga mat or large bath towel. Handouts
    Betty Borghesani • Shirley Buck   will be provided for home practice upon request. Please register with Lexington
           Marilyn Campbell           Community Education (781-862-8043). Senior rate: $55 for 5 classes.
          Marian Cohen, Chair
       Dan Fenn • Paul Lapointe                                        Fitness Tips
    Leo McSweeney • Frieda Oliner      Tuesday September 22, 2009 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lexington Senior Ctr.
      Jane Pagett • Jane Trudeau      Balance and hydration are two of the most important aspects of staying well
         FRIENDS OF THE               into your 80’s and 90’s. Carolyn Martin, personal trainer from Summit Fitness,
        COUNCIL ON AGING              will talk about balance, hydration and how to incorporate both of these into your
         Mary Ellen Goodwin           daily life. Please call 781-861-0194 to sign up.
       Marie Hill • Julie Miller
      Susan O’Keefe • Eleanor                                   Walking Group “Tune Up”
                Smith                 Come join Carolyn Martin, personal trainer from Summit Fitness, for a walk!
        SELECTMAN LIAISON             September 17, 2009 meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. September 24,
            Hank Manz                 2009 meet at the Center Track (pool parking lot) at 10 a.m. Please note
                                      two different locations. No need to sign up, just wear your sneakers and bring
                                      a water bottle.
SEPTEMBER 2009                                        LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                                                    3

                                                               WEEKLY AND CONTINUING PROGRAMS
                                                C.O.A. Seniors Golf: Mondays at 7:30 a.m. at Stone Meadow Golf Course and
                                                Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Pine Meadow Golf Course—All experienced and beginner
                                                senior golfers are invited to join golfing friends at these two weekly morning events.
     (781) 862-3400                             For further information, contact Ted Gorczyca at 781-863-8729.
  275 Mass Ave., Lexington                      Scrabble, Puzzles and Other Board Games: Mondays at 1 p.m. A great way to
                                                spend an afternoon. All are welcome.
    Oil Sales and Service
  Seniors please call about                     Lexington Veterans Association: Monday, September 14, 2009 at Cary Memorial
our Senior Citizen DISCOUNT!                    Library (Meeting Room) at 1:15 p.m. “The Liberation of Mauthausen & Gusen Con-
                                                centration Camps, May 1945,” a presentation by Dr. John R. Saunders. A compelling
                                                first-hand account of how Dr. Saunders, now an American citizen, eluded the Nazis
            Elder Care                          until he was captured in 1943; how he eventually escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau;
            at Home                             the time he spent in different concentration camps; and how he was eventually liberated.
  We provide one-on-one                         Refreshments served. Coffee is generously provided by Starbucks of Lexington Center.
  medical & non medical                         Card Making - Embossing with Pizzazz: Monday, September 21, 2009 from 10
                                                a.m. to noon. Here’s a chance to try a different embossing technique. We’ll stamp
       781-642-0880                             an image, emboss it, color parts of it with water based markers, cover the colored
 Convenient Home                                areas with an embossing pen and sprinkle clear embossing powder over them. When
 Care Services Inc.                             we heat the surface, the colors will come alive and you will have the makings of
                                                a greeting card with pizzazz. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited.
                                                Please register and pay receptionist $4.00.
                                                Finance Matters: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning September 22, 2009
    HELP IS ON                                  (ends 11 a.m. when LexSA meets) - An open discussion group focused on financial
     THE WAY                                    issues of interest to seniors. In September we will catch up on the events of the
Driver Service, Reliable Local                  summer and have open discussions. Topics throughout the year include estate plan-
 Woman Available to Drive                       ning (wills and trusts), probate, investing, budgeting and saving, risk management
 Your Car To Appointments
   The Airport or Errands                       (insurance), taxes and additional topics suggested by members of the group. All are
                                                Lexington Senior Advocates (LexSA): First Tuesday of the month beginning
Experienced Young Man For
Pruning, Forest Management                      October 6, 2009 from 11 a.m.—12 noon. LexSA identifies, develops and promotes
 And Perma Culture Design                       actions or ideas to improve the lives of Lexington Seniors. All are welcome
                                                Painting & Drawing with Peter Hines: Tuesdays, September 22 & 29, October 6,
                  THANK                         13, 20 & 27, November 3 & 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lexington Senior
                                                Center. In this course, you will learn how to render solid drawings by exploring
                    YOU                         object relationships, composition, tone, value and the power of light and shadow. You
   FOR THEIR SUPPORT                            will learn how to transfer a drawing to the canvas and build a painting. This course
                                                provides instruction on both still-life and landscape painting. All levels welcome.
                                                Please register with Lexington Community Education (781-862-8043). Senior rate:
Space for Sale                                  $110. Materials cost: $60.
            For more information,
                                                World Affairs Study Group: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. This group meets to discuss world
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          at 617-254-4545, or visit
                                                affairs. New members are always welcome.

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Young at Heart Chorus: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.                                Advanced Quilting: Thursdays, September 10 through October
beginning September 15, 2009. Come and sing in                              29, 2009 at 9 a.m. with Jane Norberg. Students will continue
the chorus or just come and enjoy the music.                                to explore advanced machine quilting techniques. We will design
                                                                            sampler type quilts using varied block shapes and sizes. Register
An Hour with Senator Ken Donnelly: Wednes-
                                                                            with the receptionist. $48/8 classes.
day, September 16, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. Please
join Senator Donnelly to discuss questions about                            Beginner Quilting: Thursdays, September 10 through October 29,
public policy, your concerns or to just talk.                               2009 at 1 p.m. with Jane Norberg. Students will learn the basics
Hours for constituents at the Council on Aging                              of quilting, including both hand and machine piecing. Register
is one way Senator Donnelly hopes to reach out                              with the receptionist. $48/8 classes.
to residents of Lexington to keep the lines of                              Plein Air & Indoor Painting: Thursdays , through September,
communication open regarding issues and events                              2009 at 9 a.m. Learn to paint with Avis Foster. We will show the
on Beacon Hill and around the district.                                     real artist in you using watercolors, oils and acrylics with still life,
Foursome Bridge: Wednesdays and Fridays at                                  portraits or landscape, your choice. Come join us, have fun and
9:30 a.m. Please call Senior Center for informa-                            learn with some special outdoor trips. Please register with the
tion. Free.                                                                 receptionist at 781-861-0194. Free.
                                                                            Lunch with Lexington Town Manager, Carl Valente: Third
Intermediate Level Bridge: Wednesdays from
                                                                            Friday of the month in the Senior Center dining room at 12
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. Free.
                                                                            noon. Carl encourages seniors to bring any questions and concerns
Klickity Klack Group: Second Wednesday of                                   to him at this time.
the Month at 10 a.m. Come join this new drop
                                                                            Current Events: Fridays at 1 p.m. No preparation is necessary but
in group to knit and crochet for charity. Make
                                                                            it does help to read current newspapers and periodicals or watch
a hat, sweater or afghan to donate to those in
                                                                            political TV programs. All points of view are encouraged and ev-
need. All levels of expertise invited. Please bring                         eryone has the opportunity to speak at a round-table discussion.
needles, yarns and patterns to use and share.
Computer & Technology Group: The group
meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Check our                                                   Creative Memoirs: Your Legacy
                                                                            Tuesdays, September 15, 22 & 29, October 6, 13 & 20, 2009
www.tinyurl.com/Lex-comp-grp calendar for
                                                                            from 1:30 to 4 p.m. We will write our memoirs or other formats
updates. All are welcome.
                                                                            preferred by the writer. Participants may be new to the pen, search-
• Wednesday, September 2, 2009:
                                                                            ing for a supportive environment, or seeking a structured class to
  Download, Install, and Use IrfanView
                                                                            stimulate the creative process. We will provide incentives, prompts
• Wednesday, September 16, 2009:                                            to write, and the opportunity to develop supportive critiquing skills.
  I Bought a New Computer! What Next?                                       So You Want to Write, 2nd Edition, by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood,
• Wednesday, September 9, 23, & 30, 2009:                                   will be our resource text. Please bring a pen and notebook to class.
  Informal Q&A and Discussion                                               Register with the receptionist at 781-861-0194. Please pay instruc-
                                                                            tor $5.00 per class attended. Space is limited.

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SEPTEMBER 2009                       LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                                                     5

        MUNROE CENTER SENIOR ARTS                                       FROM THE HEALTH CORNER
           FALL 2009 PROGRAMS                                           The Silent Call Procedure
Please mention that you are signing up for a Mu-    The Silent Call procedure is a unique program in the Massachu-
nroe Center Class. Register with the receptionist   setts Enhanced 9-1-1 system that allows a caller who is unable to
at 781-861-0194. Please make checks payable         verbally communicate their emergency over the phone to receive
to the Munroe Center for the Arts and pay the
                                                    the appropriate response. If you need to call 9-1-1 and you are
instructor the cost listed with the class.
                                                    unable to speak for any reason, such as a physical disability, do-
 Classes Offered at Munroe Center for the Arts      mestic violence or home invasion follow these simple steps using
Ceramics with Melanie Yuhl: Learn basic ce-         a wire-line touchtone phone:
ramic techniques. Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30                            FIRST DIAL: 9-1-1
p.m. Session #1: September 22, 29, October 6,       When the call is answered, the dispatcher will prompt you to
13. Session #2: October 27, November 3, 10,         indicate your need by pressing the appropriate number on you
17. Cost: $40.00/4-week session.                    telephone:
Beginner Piano Class with Epp Sonin: Have fun       • IF YOU NEED THE POLICE: Press 1
while learning familiar tunes to sing and play!     • IF YOU NEED FIRE: Press 2
Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. September       • IF YOU NEED AN AMBULANCE: Press 3
23, 30, October 7 and 14. Cost: $40.00/4 classes    The 9-1-1 dispatcher will send the appropriate responding agen-
or $12.00 for one class.                            cies. REMEMBER—THE SILENT CALL PROCEDURE ONLY
                                                    WORKS FROM A LANDLINE TOUCH-TONE TELEPHONE,
Book Arts with Jan Cadman Powell: Learn ba-
                                                    AND THE DISPATCHER MUST FIRST ANSWER BEFORE
sic book making and binding techniques to create
                                                    YOU PRESS A SELECTED BUTTON.
unique handmade books for journals or albums.
Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. October                             Blood Pressure Screenings:
19, 26, November 2, and 9. Cost: $40.00.                         Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
                                                                           at the following locations:
Classes offered at Lexington Senior Center          •   1st Thursday of the month - Lexington Senior Center, 1475
Basic Drawing with Sue Funk: For those in-              Massachusetts Avenue
terested in learning to draw. Using graphite and    •   2nd Thursday of the month - Countryside Village, off Woburn
paper, students will discover the basics of com-        St.- in Lexington Housing Authority Office Building/Meeting
position, line and form. Fridays from 10 a.m. to        Room.
11:30 a.m. Session # 1: September 25, October       •   3rd Thursday of the month - Greeley Village, off Bedford St.,
2, 9, 16. Session #2: October 30, November 6,           turn in on Tewksbury St. or Shirley St.- in the center building/
13, and 20. Cost: $40.00/4-week session                 meeting and laundry facilities.
                                                    •   4th Thursday of the month - Vynebrooke Village, off Waltham
Basketry with Sally Santosuosso: This class will        St.- in the center building/ meeting and laundry facilities.
introduce students to coil basketry. Thursdays      •   5th Thursday of the month – No BP clinic.
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. October 1, 8, 15,
and 22. Cost: $40.00                                          Bereavement Group for the Newly Bereaved
                                                          Six Tuesdays, October 13 through November 17, 2009
Knit Wire with Adrienne Sloane: Create a                                 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
beautiful knit bracelet that can be embellished     The Lexington Senior Center will offer a six week bereavement
with beads. Basic knitting and/or crocheting ex-    group facilitated by clinicians from VNA Hospice Care. The group
perience is required. Wednesdays from 10 a.m.       is for those who have lost a spouse or partner within the last year.
to 11:30 a.m. October 21, 28, November 4 and        Advance registration is required. Please call the Senior Center at
18. Cost: $40.00                                    781-861-0194 to register. You will be asked to leave your name
Collage with Jan Cadman Powell: Using found         and telephone number and a group leader will contact you.
and produced images, students will consider
composition, colors and textures to produce                          Podiatry Clinic With Dr. Gimbel
unique works of art. Thursdays from 1 p.m. to                       Wednesday, September 16, 2009.
2:30 p.m. October 29, November 5, 12, and 19.                 Call 781-861-0194 to schedule an appointment.
Cost: $40.00                                                     Please pay the Podiatrist $30.00 directly.
                                                                 Appointments scheduled 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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• Civil Litigation • Business Planning • Corporate Law • Real Estate
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            MONDAY                                    TUESDAY                           WEDNESDAY                                  THURSDAY                                  FRIDAY

                                           9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
                                                                            1   9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend       2                                    3
                                                                                                                        7:30 ..........Golf at Pine Meadow      9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend     4
                                           12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café       9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge          9-12 ..........Fix-It-Shop              9:30 ..........Yoga for Health-
                                           1:00 ..........SHINE                 9:35 ..........60+ Fitness              9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend                          Intermediate
                                           2:00 ..........World Affairs                                                 9:00 ..........Plein Air Painting       9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
                                                                                10:00 ........Computer &                9:15 ..........Depart St Brigid’s for   9:35 ..........60+Fitness
                                                                                               Technology Group                        Lowell Nat’l Park        12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café
                                                                                12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café          10:00 ........BP Senior Center          1:00 ..........Current Events
                                                                                1:00 ..........Ping Pong                12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café          1:00 ..........Ping Pong
                                                                                1:00 ..........Veteran’s Agent          1:00 ..........Caregiver’s Group        1:00 ..........Bingo
                                                                                1:30 ..........T’ai Chi Class           1:30 ..........Beginner’s Line Danc-
                                                                                1:30 ..........Intermediate Level                      ing
                                                                                               Bridge                   3:30 ..........COA Board Mtng

                                   7                                        8   9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend       9                                 10                                      11
                                           9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend        9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge          7:30 ..........Golf at Pine Meadow      9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
                                           12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café       9:35 ..........60+ Fitness              9-12 ..........Fix-It-Shop              9:30 ..........Yoga for Health-
                                           1:00 ..........SHINE                 10:00 ........Coffee with Senior        9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend                          Intermediate
                                           2:00 ..........World Affairs                           Center Staff          9:00 ..........Advanced Quilting        9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
                                                                                10:00 ........Computer &                9:00 ..........Plein Air Painting       9:35 ..........60+Fitness
                                                                                                  Technology Group      9:30 ..........ESL with Mary & Chris    12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café
                                                                                10:00 ........Klickity Klack Group      10:00 ........BP Countryside            1:00 ..........Current Events
                                                                                12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café          12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café          1:00 ..........Ping Pong
                                                                                1:00 ..........Ping Pong                1:00 ..........Beginner Quilting        1:00 ..........Bingo
                                                                                1:00 ..........Veteran’s Agent          1:30 ..........Beginner’s Line
                                                                                1:00 ..........The Friendship Group                    Dancing
                                                                                1:00 ..........Intermediate Bridge      3:30 ..........FCOA Board Mtng
                                                                                1:30 ..........T’ai Chi Class
                                                                                9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
7:30 ..........Golf at Stone Meadow
                                                                        15      9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
                                                                                                              16                                      17
                                                                                                                        7:30 ..........Golf at Pine Meadow      9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
                                           9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
8:40 ..........Kripalu Yoga                12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café       9:35 ..........60+ Fitness              9-12 ..........Fix-It-Shop              9:15 ..........Depart St Brigid’s for
9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend              1:00 ..........SHINE                 9:30 ..........An Hour with Sen.        9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend                          Fed Court
9:35 ..........60+ Fitness                 1:15 ..........Movie: Bottle Shock                  Donnelly                 9:00 ..........Advanced Quilting        9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
10:00 ........Evergreen Group                                                   10:00 ........Computer &                                                        9:30 ..........Yoga for Health-
                                        1:30 ..........Chorus                                                       9:00 ..........Plein Air Painting
12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café          1:30 ..........Creative Memoirs:                      Technology Group      9:30 ..........Walking Group Tune                     Intermediate
1:00 ..........Scrabble & Games                        Your Legacy             12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Cafe                      Up@Senior Center        9:35 ..........60+ Fitness
1:00 ..........Ping Pong                2:00 ..........World Affairs           1:00 ..........Veteran’s Agent       9:30 ..........ESL with Mary & Chris   12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café with
1:15 ..........Veteran’s Group @                                               1:00 ..........Prostate Group        10:00 ........BP Greeley                              Town Manager, Carl
                  Cary Library                                                 1:00 ..........Ping Pong             12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café                        Valente
1:45 ..........ESL Citizenship                                                 1:00 ..........Podiatry Clinic       1:00 ..........Beginner Quilting       1:00 ..........Current Events
 3:00 .........Yoga for Health-                                                1:00 ..........Intermediate Bridge   1:00 ..........Caregiver’s Group       1:00 ..........Ping Pong
.................Beginner’s                                                    1:30 ..........T’ai Chi Class        1:30 ..........Beginner’s Line Dance   1:00 ..........Bingo
                               21                                   22       9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend   23                                  24                                    25
                                        9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend                                               7:30 ..........Golf at Pine Meadow     9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
7:00 ..........Depart St Brigid’s for                                        9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
                                        9:30 ..........Finance Matters                                              9-12 ..........Fix-It-Shop             9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
               Atlantic City                                                 9:35 ..........60+Fitness
                                        9:30 ..........Painting & Drawing w/                                        9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend          9:30 ..........Yoga for Health-
7:30 ..........Golf at Stone Meadow                                          10:00 ........Coffee with Vet. Agent
                                                       Peter Hines                                                  9:00 ..........Advanced Quilting                      Intermediate
8:40 ..........Kripalu Yoga                                                  10:00 ........Computer &
                                        10:00 ........Fitness Tips                                                  9:00 ..........Plein Air Painting      9:35 ..........60+ Fitness
9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend                                                               Technology Group
                                        12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café                                              9:30 ..........ESL with Mary & Chris   10:00 ........Basic Drawing w/
9:35 ..........60+ Fitness                                                   1:00 ..........Beginner Piano @
                                        1:00 ..........SHINE                                                        10:00 ........Walking Group Tune                      Sue Funk
10:00 ........Card Making                                                                   Munroe Center
                                        1:00 ..........Ceramics at Munroe                                                          Up @H. S. Track         12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Cafe
11:45 ........Lunch & Lecture                                                1:00 ..........Veteran’s Agent
                                                       Center                                                       10:00 ........BP Vynebrook             1:00 ..........Current Events
1:00 ..........Scrabble & Games                                              1:00 ..........Ping Pong
                                        1:30 ..........Chorus                                                       12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café         1:00 ..........Ping Pong
1:00 ..........Ping Pong                                                     1:00 ..........The Friendship Group
                                        1:30 ..........Creative Memoirs:                                            1:00 ..........Beginner Quilting       1:00 ..........Bingo
1:45 ..........ESL Citizenship                                               1:00 ..........Intermediate Bridge
3:00 ..........Yoga for Health-                        Your Legacy           1:30 ..........T’ai Chi Class          1:30 ..........Beginner’s Line Dance
               Beginner’s               2:00 ..........World Affairs         3:00 ..........Yoga-Neck, Shoulders
                                                                             9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
                               28       9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend
                                                                    29                                       30
7:30 ..........Golf at Stone Meadow                                          9:30 ..........Foursome Bridge
                                        9:30 ..........Finance Matters                                              Notes:
8:40 ..........Kripalu Yoga                                                  9:35 ..........60+Fitness
                                        9:30 ..........Painting & Drawing w/
9:00 ..........Stretch & Bend                                                10:00 ........Computer / Tech Grp.
                                                       Peter Hines
9:35 ..........60+ Fitness                                                   11:30 ........Harvest Lunch
                                        12:00 ........Lunch - Lex Café
10:00 ........Evergreen Group                                                12:30 ........Short Stories-New
                                        1:00 ..........SHINE
12:00 ........Chinese Lunch                                                  1:00 ..........Veteran’s Agent
                                        1:00 ..........Ceramics at Munroe
1:00 ..........Scrabble & Games                                              1:00 ..........Beginner Piano @
1:00 ..........Ping Pong                                                                    Munroe Center
                                        1:15 ..........Movie: New in Town
1:00 ..........Parkinson’s Support                                           1:00 ..........Ping Pong
                                        1:30 ..........Chorus
1:45 ..........ESL Citizenship                                               1:00 ..........Intermediate Bridge
                                        1:30 ..........Creative Memoirs:
3:00 ..........Yoga for Health-                                              1:30 ..........T’ai Chi Class
                                                       Your Legacy
.................Beginner’s                                                  3:00 ..........Yoga-Neck, Shoulders
                                        2:00 ..........World Affairs
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                                       ON THE MOVE!
                      Day and Overnight trips for Lexington Seniors
Trip reservations can be made by mail or in person at the Senior Center, unfortunately not by phone. Please make
checks payable to the Town of Lexington. Due to advance financial commitments, refunds for cancellations are
made only if the vacancy is filled. Trip itinerary may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Gratuities are
included in the price.
Lowell National Park                             $41                  Salem Cross Inn &                         $56
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009                                               Quabbin Reservoir
No city offers as dramatic a view of the American Industrial          Thursday, October 8, 2009
Revolution as Lowell, founded by Boston merchants in 1821-22,         Join us for a lovely fall foliage trip into the heart
Lowell was built as a factory city along the Merrimack River          of central Massachusetts. Lunch will be served at
to take advantage of the waterpower potential of the Pawtucket        the colonial Salem Cross Inn—–soup, Yankee pot
Falls, which we will see on the hour and a half canal boat ride.      roast, potato, vegetable, dessert, and beverage. After
After a complete buffet lunch at Cobblestones Restaurant, we          lunch, we will board the motorcoach for a one hour
will tour the Boott Cotton Mills. During a walk through of the        guided tour of Quabbin Reservoir, one of the largest
weave room we will experience the sights and sounds of the            man-made public water supplies in the US. Before
working looms, belts, shafts, and pulleys. A visit to the Cultural    returning home, we will stop at the Brookfield Or-
Center will show us how the “Mill Girls” lived. Trip Code             chards, an old-fashioned style country store with a
TO10-8. Depart 9:15 a.m.; return 3:30 p.m. Park at St. Brigid’s       large selection of autumn food favorites. Trip Code
Church, Worthen Rd.                                                   TO10-9. Depart 8:30 a.m.; return 6 p.m. Park at St.
                                                                      Brigid’s Church, Worthen Rd.
Moakley Federal Courthouse                       $30
Friday, September 18, 2009                                            Foxwoods Casino                          $25
Join us for a visit to the Joseph Moakley Courthouse, located         Wed., October 14, 2009
on Boston’s waterfront, for a guided tour and a chance to sit in      No one offers more gaming choices than Foxwoods
a typical courtroom and maybe even in the judge’s chair. The          Resort Casino, with its six casinos, over 7,000
spectacular glass wall affords excellent views of the Boston          slot machines, and the world’s largest bingo hall.
waterfront and harbor, and the Wall of Honor features the names       Keno is available throughout the property and in
of those involved in the design of the building. Please note that     the comfortable Keno lounge. Trip Code TO10-11.
to gain entrance, you must have two forms of identification,           Depart 7:30 a.m.; return 6:30 p.m. Park at St. Brigid’s
including one with a photo. And any electric equipment, such as       Church, Worthen Rd.
cell phones must be checked at the door. A complete luncheon          Winnipesaukee “Turkey Train”             $69
will be served at No Name Restaurant—–cup of chowder, choice          Thurs., October 22, 2009
of entrée (broiled salmon, saute shrimp, or saute chicken), pie       After a stop at the Christmas Tree Shop in Salem,
and beverage. Trip code TO 10-12. Depart 9:15 a.m.; return 2:30.      NH, we’ll board the Winnipesaukee Turkey Train
Park at St. Brigid’s Church, Worthen Rd.                              for a two hour scenic ride through the countryside
3 Day Atlantic City, NJ                          $209 double;         of New Hampshire. A complete turkey dinner,
Mon.—Wed., Sept. 21-23, 2009                     $279 single          provided by Hart’s Turkey Farm, will be served
The TROPICANA HOTEL & CASINO, on the boardwalk of                     while you enjoy the scenery. Trip Code TO 10-10.
Atlantic City, offers a complete entertainment experience unlike      Depart 8:30 a.m.; return 6:30 p.m. Park at St. Brigid’s
any other. Today the Tropicana Casino and Resort recreates a          Church, Worthen Rd.
bit of Old Havana with world-class restaurants, non-stop en-
tertainment, an array of shops, and of course, a state of the art
casino. The package includes 2 nights hotel accommodations;           If you have questions about the trips listed above,
$20 coin bonus; 2 buffet dinners; $15 food credit; Revue Show;        please contact Phyllis Rand at the Lexington Senior
all taxes; baggage handling; and service charges. Full payment        Center, most mornings at 781-861-0194. The trip
due on registration; insurance available for $30 per person. Trip     committee also welcomes suggestions for trips.
Code TO10-7. Depart 7 a.m., Mon., Sept. 21; return 9:30 p.m., Wed.,   Please contact Carol Murphy or Phyllis Rand at
Sept. 23. Park at St. Brigid’s Church, Worthen Rd.                    the above number.
SEPTEMBER 2009                      LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                                                                     9

              Friends of the Council on Aging
                  Donations Request Form
Who are the Friends? We are a 501(c) (3) all-volunteer public charity
dedicated to helping Lexington seniors. Our Mission is to help support
the programs and activities of Lexington Senior Services and to help
make Lexington aware of the good work the Council does.
What are the funds used for? To help Seniors in Lexington through the
programs and services of the Senior Center.
How can you help? You can make a fully tax deductible donation to
Lexington FCOA.
Please mail donations to: 1475 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
02420. We appreciate your gifts, thank you. Please indicate if your
donation is in memory of someone you care about.

                     DONATION INFORMATION
   Donor’s Name: ___________________________________
   Donation Amt. $________________
   Donor’s Adress:___________________________________
   In Memory of: ___________________________________
   Send Acknowledgment to:
                                                                                         Lorraine Sirois
   Name & Address: _________________________________                           Your Senior Real Estate Specialist

   _________________________________________________                                  Call Me: 781-820-0250

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                                                                         An Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.

        Thursday September 10, 2009 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
            at the Lexington Senior Center Dining Room
              Light refreshments will be served at 3:00
Please join us for the FCOA Annual Meeting to find out more about the
Friends, and how they support the programs, activities and mission of
the Senior Center.

   The Council on Aging Board (COA Board) Meeting Schedule
The Council on Aging Board meets monthly at the Senior Center on
the first Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Board meetings are open
to the public, and we encourage you to attend! The Fall schedule is as
follows:        September 3, 2009     October 1, 2009
                November 5, 2009      December 3, 2009

                     Go Green, Go Paperless
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   Go to www.lexingtonma.gov In the left-hand column click on “Town
Government” Click on “Departments” Go to the YELLOW menu at
the top of the page and click on “News & Events” Click on “Join our
Email Lists”     Fill in your Email address and a NEW password. Go
down the list and click on the publications you would like to receive
  Click on “Subscribe” It’s that easy. Then, please call 781-861-0194
to cancel your newsletter via regular mail!
10                                    LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                                 SEPTEMBER 2009

              FOR YOUR INFORMATION                                For more information call Debbie or Jaso toll free at
                                                                  888-222-6171 or at 781-221-7023 or e-mail: d.barr@
Join us for lunch at the Senior Center! Suggested donation        minutemansenior.org. “Meals on Wheels” is sponsored
is $3.00. The Lexington daily lunch program is sponsored by       by Minuteman Senior Services
Minuteman Senior Services and is supported by state fund-
ing and your donations. Come and enjoy a delicious three                           GETTING AROUND
course meal prepared by the chef at Youville Place. To make       LEXPRESS - The LEXPRESS staff is happy to initiate
a reservation, please speak with Despina Maradianos, the          Seniors to Lexington’s in-town bus service by telephone
Nutrition Site Coordinator, by 12 noon the day before you         inquiries or by accompanying a rider on the bus. Call
wish to come. Space is limited! Weekly menus can be found         the LEXPRESS office at (781) 861-1210 to speak to
in the Lexington Minuteman or by dropping by the Senior           the staff about schedules and routes.
Center. Menus are subject to change without notice.
                                                                  FISH Needs Volunteers - FISH needs volunteers to
Library Lines: Thank you to all the friends of the library        drive locally. If you want to learn more about volun-
for your response to our request for magazines after you          teering please call David Horton at 781-862-3293.
have finished reading them. We also welcome donations of
jig-saw puzzles to help keep our collection new and chal-                        Farmers’ Market
lenging for all our puzzle fans. The free table is supplied          Tuesdays, through October 27, 2009 from
with books, magazines and other odds and ends for you to               2 to 6:30 p.m. Located at the corner
check out. Senior Center Library Hours: Monday - Fri-              of Massachusetts Avenue and Fletcher Avenue
day 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

                Volunteer at the Senior Center                               Short Stories—A New Series!
Looking for a new volunteer opportunity in a friendly and           Six Wednesdays, beginning September 30 and
busy environment? We have openings for permanent and                 ending November 4, 2009 from 12:30 to 1:30
substitute receptionists for both the morning and afternoon               p.m. Facilitated by Mickey Khazam.
shifts, as well as program volunteers and helping in the dining    Readings are from a collection entitled “Twenty-One
room. This is a wonderful chance to meet new people and                      Great Stories” edited by Abraham Lass
provide valuable assistance to the Senior Center. Training is                and Norma Tasman, including writings
provided. More information or questions? Please call Paula                   of John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Mark
McGlynn at the Senior Center— 781- 861-0194.                                 Twain and others. The cost of the book
             Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers!                     is approximately $8. Those interested in purchas-
Can you spare one hour at lunchtime once or twice a                ing the book can indicate so when they sign up for
month? Drivers are needed in Lexington to deliver meals            the course and Mickey will order copies for them.
to homebound seniors. Drive on your own or share a route           Please register with the receptionist at 781-861-
with a partner or friend. Volunteers are reimbursed $.50 per       0194. Limited to 10 participants.
mile and gain satisfaction in providing this essential service.
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SEPTEMBER 2009                       LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                                                  11

                              YOUR MONEY
FY10 Senior Service Program: The Senior Service Program asks partici-                   Book Club
pating taxpayers to work for the municipality in exchange for a reduction
                                                                                   Do you love to read and
in their tax bill. Positions vary, the hours are flexible and are available at
                                                                                      share your thoughts
different sites including: the Schools, Cary Memorial Library, Town Hall,         about the book with others?
the Senior Center, Police Department, etc.                                            Consider becoming
• Applications are available through the Senior Services Department, and           a member of a book club
  will be accepted for review on a rolling basis.                                    at the Senior Center!
• Applicants must be 60 years of age or older and own property in Lex-
  ington that serves as their principle residence.                                    If you’re interested
                                                                                   please call Cara Shapiro,
• Gross income (including Social Security income) must not exceed $46,300
                                                                                      Barbara Deveau or
  for a single taxpayer or $ 52,950 for a couple.
                                                                                        Paula McGlynn
• The maximum credit a single taxpayer may earn is $935.00 including                   at 781-861-0194.
  all withholdings per fiscal year.
• Two people per household may participate in the program, earning a
  maximum of $1,190.00.
For application forms, please contact Paula McGlynn at the Senior Center
                                                                                   Windowpane Shop
781-861-0194.                                                                           Hours
                                                                                 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                           HUMAN SERVICES                                               Weekdays
Veteran’s Agent Office Hours: Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m. Our Veteran’s                      New—Selection of
Agent, Bob Martin, can meet with you during his weekly office hours.                    Men’s Clothing
Please call Bob at 781-953-3160 to make an appointment.                                 Selling like-new
Telecare Program: Do you know a senior who lives alone? The Lex-                 clothing, accessories, jewelry,
ington Senior Center’s Telecare program offers a daily telephone check              scarves & pocketbooks.
in, Monday-Friday. A trained volunteer will call with a friendly hello and       Accepting donations of small
check to make sure all is well. If the senior needs assistance, the call is       household items. Please no
then referred to a staff member in the Human Services Department for             toys, computers or children’s
follow up.                                                                                clothing.
Senior Health Outreach Program: The Senior Health Outreach Program
is a service provided by the Town of Lexington to seniors that are home-
bound and unable to easily access health screenings. The service includes
intake and needs assessment provided by an RN. Consultation, referrals                  Fix-It Shop
and home visits are also available. To find out more about either of these              Open Thursdays
outreach services, please contact a member of the Human Services Depart-
                                                                                      9:00 a.m. to Noon
ment Staff by calling 781-861-0194.
Money Management Program: Assistance with Monthly Bill Paying                   Do you have small items around
Coping with bills and the mechanics of monthly bill paying can be over-         the house that need repair? Do
whelming. Could you or someone you know use help keeping up with                you ever think about getting
your monthly bills? Call Minuteman Senior Services at 781-272-7177 or           those items fixed? If so, this is
888-222-6171                                                                    your time! Bring them to the
                                                                                Fix-It Shop. You will have a fast
                                                                                response with the best workman-
                Please remember to sign up for your                             ship imaginable
      “My Senior Center” card with Jerri and sign in before class.
12                                     LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS                                  SEPTEMBER 2009

                                                                           •   Ping Pong – All welcome to join a game
                               KEEP FIT                                        on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 1-4
Yoga for Health and Fitness - Beginner Level w/ Lisa Groves -                  p.m. All levels. Free.
(Please pay in-full each month.) Mondays                                   •   Pool – Open to all on a drop-in basis, as
Sept.—14, 21, 28                  $18.00     3:00-4:05 p.m.                    long as there is not another ongoing program
Oct.—5, 19, 26                    $18.00     3:00-4:05 p.m.                    in the fitness area. Free
Yoga for Health and Fitness - Intermed. Level - w Lisa Groves              •   Beginner’s Line Dancing with Sam
(Please pay in-full each month.) Fridays                                       O’Clair—Dancing is a great way to exercise!
Sept.— 4, 11, 18, 25                 $24.00         9:30-10:35 a.m.            Come join the group for great music, fun
Oct.—2, 9, 16, 23, 30                $30.00         9:30-10:35 a.m.            dances and a group of people having a great
Develop strength, flexibility, balance, and improve overall physical            time. Classes are every Thursday from 1:30
and mental well-being using time-honored yoga movements, postures,             p.m. - 2:30 p.m. $3.00 per session, please
and breathing exercises. Exercises will be adapted to meet individual          pay the receptionist.
needs. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. Register with Senior Center
receptionist. Class size is limited.
                                                                                 ONGOING GROUPS & SERVICES
T’ai Chi - Intermediate Level with William Barron (Please pay
                                                                           • The Evergreen Group - (Chinese Senior
in-full each month.) Wednesdays
                                                                             Support) We meet to talk about personal and
Sept. — 2, 9, 16, 23, 30             $20.00         1:30-2:30 p.m.
Oct. — 7, 14, 21                     $12.00         1:30-2:30 p.m.
                                                                             family issues.Meets at the Senior Center
Participants will be instructed and will perform exercises that warm up      the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month,
the muscles; promote body awareness; promote safety; loosen joints;          10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
improve energy efficiency; enhance breathing and oxidation capacity         • Parkinson’s Support Group – Led by Art
and improve posture.                                                         Sotak. The Parkinson’s Disease support
                                                                             group will meet the 4th Monday of each
T’ai Chi-Beginner Level with William Barron (Please pay in-full              month at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center in the
for 8-classes) Wednesdays,                                                   Muzzey Room.
October 7, 14, 21 November 4, 18, December 2, 9, 16, 2009 from             • The Friendship Group – Meets on the
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. $32.00/8 classes                                            2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
Participants will be instructed and will perform exercises that warm up      All are welcome, and no registration is
the muscles; promote body awareness; promote safety; loosen joints;          necessary. 1—2:30 pm. Please call Carrie
improve energy efficiency; enhance breathing and oxidation capacity
                                                                             Johnson (781-861-0194) to see if this group
and improve posture. Register and pay Senior Center receptionist.
                                                                             is appropriate for you.
Class size is limited.
                                                                           • Prostate Cancer Group – This group is for
•    Stretch & Bend – Large, popular stretching and limbering group          men who currently have prostate cancer or
     offers support and instruction. The group meets Mondays through         survivors who wish to share the knowledge
     Friday from 9–9:30 a.m. Free.                                           they have gained with others. Meets 3rd
•    60+ Fitness – A fitness instructor and personal trainer from Summit      Wednesday of each month, 1 - 2:30 pm.
     Health & Fitness leads the group on Mondays. On Wednesdays and        • Caregivers Group – Group meets 1st and
     Fridays the group is led by experienced volunteers. This workout        3rd Thursday of each month, 1 –2:30 pm. A
     focuses on both upper and lower body muscle strengthening,              support group for caregivers of individuals
     using free weights and bands. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, &              with memory impairment. The group is
     Fridays at 9:35-10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Free. Donations are         ongoing and there is no fee. If interested
     welcome.                                                                please call Susan Moorr at 781-861-9863
•    Kripalu Yoga with Don Weikert – Kripalu yoga presents an                for an initial telephone intake.
     opportunity to compassionately be with your body. You simply allow    • SHINE – Counselors Rose Lerner or Rhoda
     the instruction of the teacher within. We meet without judgment         Neidorf are available to help you with
     or exception. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Through         any aspect of your health insurance on
     guided centering, breathing, warm-ups, postures and relaxation, you     Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call the
     become present to your own fullness. Please bring a pillow and a        Senior Center at 781-861-0194 to make
     mat. Mondays 8:40-9:45 a.m. $5/session. Please pay instructor.          an appointment.

                          Classes may be subject to change due to scheduling or staffing issues.

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