Lexington Senior Services NON-PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE Newsletter PAID BOSTON, MA 59348 Partial funding for the distribution of this newsletter is Return Service Requested supported by a grant from the Executive Ofﬁce of Elder Affairs. 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, “UNDERSTANDING INFLUENZA” 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 DIRECTOR 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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com call a staff member, and remember, we love your ideas! PROGRAM CLERK — Charlotte Rodgers and the Human Services Department Staff Cara Shapiro Newsletter Editor firstname.lastname@example.org PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED NUTRITION SITE MANAGER Afternoon Movie Despina Maradianos Start time: 1:15 p.m. in the Muzzey Room Bottle Shock - Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - With Alan Rickman, Chris VETERAN’S AGENT Bob Martin Pine, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman and Freddy Rodriquez. 110 minutes. (PG-13) email@example.com 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 YOUTH SERVICES Laurie Henry, LICSW Wednesday, September 23, 30 and October 7, 2009 from 3 to 4 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 COUNCIL ON AGING 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 assistance 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 www.ConvenientHomeCare.com 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 welcome 781.862.2499 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 TO OUR SPONSORS 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. SPONSOR THIS NEWSLETTER!!! For more information, World Affairs Study Group: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. This group meets to discuss world please call Senior Citizen Publishing today at 617-254-4545, or visit affairs. New members are always welcome. SeniorPubs.com Free In-Home Consultation CONSIDER YOUR 781-721-5522 GOOD NEIGHBOR... 3 REHABILITATION WAY, WOBURN, MA Comforting Solutions for In-Home Care TM Independent & Assisted Living ADVERTISE HERE! 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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. 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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. LAW OFFICE OF TRUDEAU AND MCAVOY, L.L.P. JANE A. TRUDEAU L.L.M. TAXATION • Companionship PATRICK M. MCAVOY L.L.M. 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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 @ Center 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 • Independent living with assistance • Nursing Home Care Available • Nurses on duty 24 hrs, 7 days HURRY!!! • Affordable rates; not for proﬁt SPONSOR THIS NEWSLETTER! Call 617-254-4545 ALICE & JIM KIRK For A A Caring Community 781-893-2557 30 Years of Experience in Lexington ington Real l l Y ou r www.lelandhome.org since 1892 Estate 21 NEWTON STREET, WALTHAM, MA 02453 www.seniorpubs.com 781-724-8679 Needs ! 8 LEXINGTON SENIOR CENTER NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009 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 Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. FRIENDS OF THE COUNCIL ON AGING ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE 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 Sign up to Receive the COA Newsletter Via Email 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 OPPORTUNITIES 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. PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE OUR SPONSORS It makes sense to concentrate your advertising where it does most good - right in your neighborhood! You pay only the advertising cost. Public relations and good will values are free. This newsletter is kept at home a full month. It is regularly referred to for important dates, times, events and meetings. Convenient Budget Payment Terms Write Today! Or call 617-254-4545 WWW.SENIORPUBLISHING.COM SENIOR CITIZEN PUBLISHING • 1505 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE BOSTON, MA 02135 (617) 254-4545 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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