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					May 26, 2011                                                                 The Martha’s Vineyard Times
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                                         A monthly newsletter from your local Councils shine??!” … but it finally arrived earlier this
                                         on Aging and the Martha’s Vineyard Center for week, and the pinkeltinks are tickled pink at
                                         Living, PO Box 1729, Vineyard Haven, MA
                                                                                              By Ginger Duarte
                                                                                       Helloooooo Vineyarders!!! … And how has
                                                                                       your May been so far? Need we ask??? The
                                                                                       go-to mantra has been “Where’s the sun-


                                                                                       a return to normal spring weather. However,
                                                                                                                                                All Aboard!!!: The MV Center for Living
                                                                                                                                                board of directors is delighted to welcome
                                                                                                                                                new members: Rise Terney and Abraham
                                                                                                                                                Siemen. Rise and Abe will be joining board
                                                                                                                                                members: Diane Jetmund, Pres.; Shirley
                                                                                                                                                Dewing, Treas.; VP Karen Achille; June
                                         02568, 508-939-9440. Edited by Leslie Clapp   we’ll probably be longing for the cool weath-            Manning, Chuck Cotnoir, Barbara Harnen,
                                                                                       er come September. It’s always sumthin’.                 Ginger Duarte, Ellie Bates and Olga Church.
                      June, 2011—Vol. 15, Issue 6                                             Seniors Prom update: Those of you who are         Muchas Gracias, Sharky’s Cantinas: The
                                                                                              all set to boogie at the Seniors Prom will        MVC4L made some cool cash from a per-
                                                                                              have to change the date to: Saturday, June
Travel News                                                                                   11th. From 6-9 pm at the Oak Bluffs Senior
                                                                                              Center. … Karen Achille, prom chairman,
                                                                                                                                                centage of food sales and raffle ticket sales
                                                                                                                                                during Sharkey’s Dine-to-Donate Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                on April 26th. A special thank you to
                                                                                              promises that this will be the final date         Sharkey’s owner Johnathan Blau for initiat-
 Spohr Gardens and                              tasting including a souvenir logo wine        change. The ticket is $7.50 pre-sale; call        ing this generous off-season program to help
 Falmouth Mall/Plaza                            glass. 8:15/6:15 boats, $67 includes          Rose at the OBCOA @ 508-693-4509 and              non-profits raise much-needed $$$ for
 June 1                                         cruise, luncheon, vineyard tour, bus, driv-   get your name on her list to get this price. If   worthy causes.
 Beautiful Spohr Garden is a must see!          er. Register now. Tisbury Travel Club,        you wait to buy your ticket at The Door, it
 Take a leisurely walk in this beautiful six    508-696-4205.                                 will set you back 10 bucks! There’ll be live      Up & Running: The MV Center for Living
 acre woodland garden located on Oyster                                                       music for dancing and light refreshments in-      website is officially launched:
 pond in Falmouth. Sit by the pond, bask     BSO Matinee Concerts / 2011-2012 Fall            cluding a Punch Bowl with rumoured                www.mvcenter4living.org
 in the beauty of the flowers, the song of   A Series                                         “punch power”—and who knows what else
 the birds, and enjoy the tranquility. StrollCall now to reserve your bus seat for next       Karen & Co. might cook up. So, girls, let’s       Island Buzz: Chilmark’s Judi & Jules Wor-
 the winding grassy paths and observe the    season’s concerts. Find out how to join to       air out our formals or cocktail party attire      thington are now beekeepers, a worthy en-
 many nautical treasures and artifacts col-  hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra.              and prove the axiom “Age is a number, Old         deavor. Beekeeping is becoming an increas-
 lected by Charles Spohr in his lifetime. Fi-Tisbury Travel Club, 508-696-4205.               is a state of mind!” Don’t forget, Wendy An-      ingly popular hobby around the world.
 nally, stop at the Falmouth Mall or Plaza.  Important info for:                              drews will be showing off that butterfly tat      Beekeeping has been in the news lately be-
 Space is limited. $9 covers transportation, BSO Fall A Subscribers- There will be a          on her left shoulder (t’aint nuthin old about     cause of the threat to bees from ‘Colony Col-
 driver and garden. Trip will be canceled if short meeting at the Tisbury Senior Cen-         that gal, luv!) Couples and singles are wel-      lapse Disorder (or CCD). This is where the
 it is raining. Tisbury Travel Club, 508-    ter on 6/6 at 10 am for you to choose the        come. The prom is hosted by the Friends of        worker bees inexplicably leave the hive and
 696-4205.                                   exchange date for the 11/25 concert as           the OBCOA.                                        simply disappear, never to be seen again.
                                             well as other requests. Please look at your      Second Annual SUMMER WELCOME at                   The issue is causing real concern for the fu-
 Newport Harbor, Bay Cruise                  program schedule and bring your request.         P-A Club: The Martha’s Vineyard Center for        ture of the honey bee—one third of all the
 Luncheon & Newport Vineyards Tour           The vote will be final.                          Living is holding its second annual Summer        food we eat is pollinated by honey bees.
 Sept. 7                                     All current subscribers- you must call or        Welcome dinner/dancing fundraiser on Fri-         The Worthingtons are already busy as bees.
 Travel aboard the Majestic, Newport’s       email to confirm your BSO renewal                day, June 24th from 5:30 to 10 at the Por-        Jules is a well-known Island artist and Judi
 premier luxury yacht for charter. The first and bus seat.                                    tuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. The          has a pie catering business. Judi baked pies
 class amenities, combined with the un-                                                       ticket is $15. Remember last year’s party???      for Pres. Clinton’s 60th birthday party.
 surpassed beauty of Rhode Island’s New- Edgartown Council on Aging Trips                     It was a complete sell-out and everybody          Guess what the sexy prexy’s fave pie is??
 port Harbor & Narragansett Bay make for                                                      had a ball. A rousing success calls for a re-     Cherry, of course. We have no idea what
                                             September - New Bedford                                                                            Pres. Obama’s favorite pie is, but it’s a sure
 an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a re-                                                     peat, right?! There will be appetizers ‘n
                                             Whaling Museum                                                                                     bet that he’ll be having a slice on the Vine-
 laxing 2 ½ hour cruise through Newport                                                       drinks (Cash bar) from 5:30-6:30 with din-
 Harbor with delicious lunch. Hear histori- October - The Newly Renovated Charles             ner at 6:30 -7:30 after which some tables         yard come August. Ear hears the Secret Serv-
 cal narration about area sites known as     Hayden Planetarium                               will be cleared for dancing with music pro-       ice has already booked a B&B in Tisbury for
 the City by the Sea. “Trumpet Bob”, a       Call 508-627-4368 for info                       vided by DJ Steve McCullough. A silent auc-       that month—no doubt to be close to Grace
                                             and reservations.                                tion will be held with items displayed in the     Church so they can pop in for a lobster roll
 musician from New Orleans (25 years)
                                                                                              lower room off the kitchen and winners an-        on Fridays from 4:40 to 7:30 pm. Ear
 who came north after Katrina, will also
                                                                                              nounced at 8 pm. Once again, we thank             cashiers for the lobster roll sales; now if
 play Dixieland and jazz for your pleasure. Barnstable Travel Club
                                                                                              Ellen O’Brien (MVflorist.com) for providing       only Bam and the Fam would drop by, our
 On the way home we will visit the New-     Karyn Wendell, 508-420-5288 or
                                                                                              the beautiful floral arrangements for the ta-     summer would be complete.
 port Vineyards to tour the vineyard, win- September – “The Big E”, Springfield, MA
 ery and barrel room, followed by a wine                                                      bles and Mark Martin (Eco-MV) for donating
                                                                                              the eco-friendly eating utensils and napkins.     MV Hebrew “Summer Institute”: Ronnie
                                                                                              The flowers will be given away as door            Tolin, Administrator for the MV Hebrew
                                                                                              prizes at the end of the party. Call MVC4L        Center, told Ear that 16-term Massachu-

Veterans Services
Dukes Co. Director of Veterans Services, JoAnn Murphy 508-693-6887
                                                                                              Director Leslie Clapp for tickets: 508-939-
                                                                                              9440. Also, tickets available at The Door.
                                                                                                                                                setts Congressman Barney Frank will speak
                                                                                                                                                at the center on July 21st at 7:30 pm. The
                                                                                                                                                ticket is $15 at the door.
                                                                                              Marty Nadler’s Only July Appearance: will
                                                                                              be a benefit performance for the MV Center        It’s a Guy Thing: Tony DaRosa III and a
A Battle Plan                                                                                 for Living on Saturday, July 16th, at 7 pm to
                                                                                              be held in the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal
                                                                                                                                                group of 12 buddies are taking a golf trip to
                                                                                                                                                Myrtle Beach in October: Eddie Medeiros,

to Quit Smoking                                                                               Church in Vineyard Haven! “It’s an all-new
                                                                                              show with all-new material,” says the Vine-
                                                                                              yard’s beloved comedian who knows where
                                                                                                                                                Timmy Fullin, Bob Jackson, Donald Barrett,
                                                                                                                                                John Farrington, Mick Vukota, Mikey Sylvia,
                                                                                                                                                John Fitzgerald and Sean Murphy are going.
  The Department of Veterans’ Services            Smoking remains the number one cause        all the Island’s bones are buried (not to men-    “We just drink and play golf,” said DaRosa.
and the Department of Public Health have        of preventable death and disease in the       tion the ones still walking around) – and has     Tony owns DaRosa Printing in OB. His fa-
partnered again to provide the state’s sec-     Commonwealth, and the smoking rate            been delivering “the stand-up skinny” to          ther, Tony II, started the business in 1935.
ond, free statewide smoking cessation pro-      among the Commonwealth’s veterans re-         Vineyarders for many years. No one “leaves        Tony III and wife, Melanie, have six daugh-
gram designed to help Massachusetts vet-        mains higher than the state average. The      ‘em laughing” better than Marty. There will       ters. Daughters Toni, Liza, and Emily work
erans and their families’ live healthier and    age-adjusted smoking rate for Massachu-       be wine and light hors d’oeuvres to settle        in the family business. Mom is the book-
longer lives. The program provides a free       setts veterans is 23.5%. Studies show that    the palate between the mirth ‘n merriment.        keeper. Smart lady!
two-week supply of nicotine patches and         using medications like the nicotine patch,
                                                                                                  Seeya at the Seniors Prom! And remember, you read it ALL in The Vineyard Ear!!!
telephone support to help in the battle to      and combined with telephone support,
quit smoking.                                   triples a smoker’s chances of quitting for
  In 2008, DVS and DPH partnered to             good.                                           Martha's Vineyard Center for Living Supportive Day Program
launch their first smoking cessation pro-         Massachusetts veterans and their family
gram for veterans. Nearly 4,000 veterans        members can call the Massachusetts             Leslie Clapp, Director, 508-939-9440 · Eileen Murphy, Supervisor, 508-627-0207
and family members called the Massachu-         Smokers Helpline at 1-800-QUIT NOW             Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 am–3 pm
setts Smokers’ Helpline to obtain free sup-     (1-800-784-8669) or go to                        The Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and
port and nicotine patches over the course       www.makesmokinghistory.org/veterans to         over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation; offering peace
of the seven month program.                     take advantage of this program                 of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers.
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Island-Wide Activities Calendar
                   T’ai Chi Chih UICOA                   Gentle Yoga TCOA                          Exercise 101                               Sit & Get Fit, TCOA
                   Kanta Lipsky, Instructor.             With Carol Aranzabe                       Learn to exercise safely and effective-    Mon, Tues, Thurs, 11 am
                   Wed., 9:15-10:15, $8                  Thurs, 4-5:15 pm                          ly; achieve satisfying results. 1 ¼        60 minute supervised video instruc-
                   508-696-1917                          Pre-register, June 5 wks/$35              hour class includes flexibility,           tion, aerobic, strength, stretch & tone
                   Yang Style Tai Chi                    Drop ins welcome, $10 pre class           strengthening and cardiovascular.          exercise using a chair for support &
                   And Chi Gung TCOA                     Pilates UICOA                             Lisa is certified and insured with over    balance
                   Daisy Lifton, instructor              Toni Cohen, Instructor                    25 years experience. Lisa’s Studio,        Wii Golf, Tennis, Bowling, Baseball.
Exercise           Mon, 9-10 am $5                       Mon., 10:30 am, $10 per class             23 Manter’s Path, VH, 508-693-             Boxing, TCOA
   &               Beginning June 13                     Pilates ECOA, Brenda Correa, In-          1009, amols@comcast.net                    Call to schedule a time
                   Call 508-696-4205 for info            structor, Tues., 10 am                    Strength Training with Lisa Amols          Learn to play, practice
Fitness            Experienced Tai Chi TCOA              12 wks $84                                ECOA                                       All welcome.
                   Daisy Lifton, Mon., 10-10:30 am       Call 508-627-4368 for info                Tues 8:30                                  Exercise Classes, OBCOA
                   Yoga for Seniors UICOA                Walking Group, UICOA                      Thurs 10:30                                Mon., 8:45 am w/Sue Collinson
                   Mon. 9:30 am (Bennett Coffey)         Call Ellen 508-693-2896 for details       12 weeks, $84                              Thurs., 9 am w/Bill White
                   Wed. 10:30 am (Kanta Lipsky)          50+ Active Senior Exercise Class          Call 508-627-4368 for info                 Aquatic Exercise Class
                   Fri., 10:30 am (Bennett Coffey)       with Lisa Amols, Lisa’s Studio            Strength Training Class, UICOA             Mansion House Pool
                   $8 per class. No class June 17.       Wed & Fri, 8:30 am                        With Katryn Yerdon                         Call Mansion House for information.
                   Yoga ECOA Carol Aranzabe              Call 508-693-1009 for info.               Tues & Thurs, 9 am                         508-693-7400
                   On hiatus until September                                                       $8 per class (the first one is free!)

                  MV TRIAD                               June Theme: Tough With a Twist            6/29 Watch on the Rhine, Lillian           Book Discussion Group
                  Tisbury Senior Center                  Co-Producers: Ann Good, Connie            Hellman                                    Edgartown Public Library
  Ideas,          Call 508-696-4205                      McCreery                                  Poetry Reading TCOA                        Call Lisa, 508-627-4221 for info.
                  Discussion Group, UICOA                6/1 Hot L Baltimore, Lanford Wil-         No meeting in June                         Tisbury Book Club VH Public Li-
  Books,          Tues., 9:30 am                         son, Connie McCreery, Director            Book Discussion UICOA                      brary, 6/16, 1:30 pm
    &             Conversations with Bob Iadicicco       6/8 Lemon Sky, Lanford Wilson             6/29, 10:00 am, “The Solitude of           “The Maytrees” by Annie Dillard
                  OBCOA, Fri., 10-11:30 am,              6/15 Talley’s Folley, Lanford Wil-        Prime Numbers” by Paolo Giordano           Books available at VH Public Library
  Plays           Peter H. Luce Play Readers’ Society    son, Leslie J. Stark, Director            Call 508-693-2896 for info                 Writing Group UICOA, Tues., 10 am
                  TCOA, Wed., 9-12 noon                  6/22 Talley and Son, Lanford Wilson


                  Painting & Drawing TCOA Thurs., 9-     Rug Hooking ECOA Thurs., 1 pm             With Glenna Barkan                         Highlights p3 for more info. All knit-
                  11 am Newcomers welcome                Friday Knitters TCOA                      Knitting w/Nancy Merjos OBCOA              ters welcome
                  Water Color Class OBCOA                9-12 noon All knitters welcome            Thurs, 1 pm                                Crafting TCOA,
   Arts           Tues., 9-11 am, With Doug Peckham      Bring your own project.                   Knitting for Hospice ECOA                  With Tony Guyther
    &             Water Color with Nancy Cabot           Come early for coffee/pastry              Tues., 10 am, Learn to knit and felt       Wed. 1-3 pm
                  UICOA Fridays at 1 pm                  Mindful Knitting ECOA                     I Knit Tisbury                             Unusual and fun, materials included
  Crafts          Chair Caning OBCOA Tues, 9 am          Mon, 4-6 pm, Call 508-627-4368            (a drop in knitting group)                 No charge, RSVP 508-696-4205
                  Woodcarving OBCOA                      Not an instructional group                Mon, 9-12 pm, Alix deSeife Small,
                  Mon. & Thurs., 9 am                    Quilting OBCOA Mon, 1 pm                  instructor/consultant. See TCOA


                  Mah Jong                               ECOA, Fri. 9:30 am                         Ladies Cards, OBCOA, Tues., 1 pm          Thursdays, 10 am
  Cards           TCOA, Mon. 1 pm                        OBCOA, Fri. 9 am                           Beginners Mixed Bridge OBCOA              Bring an item you no longer want- to
                  UICOA, Wed., 1 pm                      Pocket Billiards UICOA                     Tues., 1 pm, With Anita Persson           swap! See TCOA page for details.
    &             ECOA, Tues, 1 pm                       Please call for available times            Cribbage OBCOA Fri., 9 am                 Movies OBCOA, Wednesday, 1 pm
  Games           Scrabble                               Men’s Cards OBCOA                          Bingo OBCOA Wed. 6/15, 6-8 pm             Call Rose for listings,
                  UICOA, Thurs. 1 pm                     Wed., 9-12 noon                            Yankee Swap Bingo TCOA                    508-693-4509 Popcorn included!


                       Estate Planning, Medicare and Medicaid - Two Informational Programs
                                            A nursing home resident facing an ex-          2011 Changes in Estate and Gift Tax Law        planning. Attorney Patricia J. Mello will
                Legal Clinic:
                                            tended stay can always qualify for                  With Attorney Patricia Mello              speak in layman’s language to explain the
     Making the Most of a Bad Situation,
                                            MassHealth and will nearly always bene-               Up-Island Senior Center                 strategies that can reduce both federal and
          Dealing with MassHealth
                                            fit from doing so using a combination of                 June 15, 10:30 am                    state estate taxes upon your passing. At-
        if you haven’t planned ahead,
                                            annuities and contributions to a “pooled                                                      torney Mello is well versed in Medicaid
      With Attorney Arthur Bergeron
                                            trust”. Attorney Arthur Bergeron will          Learn about the 2011 federal estate and        planning and will explain how estate and
           Tisbury Senior Center,
                                            discuss how and why this is done. Call         gift tax changes and how such changes          Medicaid planning can work together.
              June 13, 5:30 pm
                                            508-696-4205 for reservations.                 may affect you and your family’s estate        Call 508-693-2896 for reservations.



                                                 Elder Services                            V I N E YA R D G A R D E N S
                                              of Cape Cod & the Islands
                                                                                                                                      O A O      A
                                                                                                                                     TOMATOES BASIL
                                                                                                                                     TOMATOES & BASIL
                                                SENIOR DINING CENTERS                                                                 u           u
                                                                                                                                     Cucumbers & Zucchinis
                                                                                                                                     Cucumbers Zucchinis
                                                  Reservations required
                                                 Tisbury 508-693-8337 Monday
                                                                                                                                           ING ASKETS
                                                                                                                                      HANGIN BA
                                                                                                                                      HANGING BASKETS T
                                                         through Friday                                                                         ut fu
                                                                                                                                             Beau iful Roses
                                                                                                                                             Beautiful Roses
                                               Up-Island 508-693-2896 Thursday
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                                                                                                                                          PROVE WINNERS
                                                                                                                                          PROVEN WINNERS
                                               Oak Bluffs 508-693-4509 Tuesday
                                                         and Thursday                                                                          OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
                                               Meals on Wheels 508-693-4393
                                                  For information on how to
                                                                                       ev
                                                                                          20 % OFF
                                                  receive Meals on Wheels                   erything fo
                                                                                                       r   seniors
                                                        or to volunteer                     Tuesdays                 FREE Gardening Lectures - Saturdays, 11-12
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! Call in advancetofor programService Programs & Support...and remember that your Seniorof Activities, and the Travel News column for more listings.
  Don’t forget check the
                               information and reservations.
                                                             Group Directory, Calendar
                                                                                        Centers are open to anyone, regardless of residence.
                                                                                                                                                                          Paul Mohair, Administrator
     NOTEWORTHY                                     Edgartown Highlights - 508-627-4368                                                                                           Hours: 9 am–4 pm

 For Caregivers - Take Care of Yourself and        RENAISSANCE: Educational Series                   Cooking Class “Never Bean Better”                11:15 for lunch, (pack your own drink &
 Your Loved One
                                                   Poetry Class with Jill Jupen                      with Diane Wall                                  sandwich) Return on the 1:15 boat.
 Tisbury Senior Center
 June 2, 1:30-3:30 pm
                                                   Will resume in September                          6/16, 1:30, Learn about the nutritional
                                                   People in History & The Arts                      importance of beans in your diet and how  The Art of Surfcasting with Paul Schultz
 Information and tools regarding nutrition,                                                                                                    from the Trustees of Reservations
 safety, hands on skills and relaxation tech-      With Nancy Lotz 6/1,3:30 pm,                      to include them in your recipes.
                                                   Toulouse Lautrec discuss interesting                                                        6/30, 8-12:30, $25
 niques (Yoga). Refreshments provided; vol-
 untary donations accepted. Call Communi-          people, their lives and times.                    June Walk with Herb Foster                A 4 hour fishing adventure at Cape Pogue!
 ty Action Committee of Cape Cod for               Coffee, tea and dessert will be served!           6/22, 10 am                               No experience necessary; equipment in-
 reservations, 1-800845-1999 x159.                                                                   Start from Herb’s house in Edgartown and cluded. Bring a snack and drink. Limit 6;
                                                   Growing Up in Edgartown 6/9, 2 pm                 walk through Pennywise preserve to the    sign up soon!
 “Seniors Prom”                                    Facilitated by: Lindsey Lee, MV Historical        State Forest and back. About 1 hour! Call New Partnership with
 Oak Bluffs Senior Center                          Society, Ann Bassett, MVTV                        for directions.
 June 11, 6-9 pm (last date change for sure!!)     Madeline Fisher, Chairman of the Friends                                                    Polly Hill Arboretum 6/16, Landscape
 Come “dressed to the nines” for an evening        of ECOA                                                                                            History at Polly Hill, 10-11 am.
 of revelry, dance and fun. Call Rose at 508-                                                        Bike The Old Rail Trail                          6/23 State Beach Exploration,
                                                   Several 85+ Edgartonians have been in-            Woods Hole to Hwy 151
 693-4509 for advance reservations $7.50 /
                                                   vited to talk about their memories of                                                              9-10:30 am
 $10 at the door. Live music, dancing and                                                            6/29 Paul Mohair will lead this 20 mile          Call for information and cost/discount
 light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends
                                                   Edgartown. Please call if you are interested      ride (1 hour each way). Take the 9:30
                                                   in being in the audience.                                                                          details.
 of Oak Bluffs Council on Aging                                                                      boat, arrive at Smitty’s Ice Cream around

 Richard Clark Presents:                                                                                                                                                        Roger Wey, Director
 The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet                Oak Bluffs Highlights - 508-693-4509                                                                                        Hours: 8:30 am–4 pm
 A Solo Performance of Shakespeare’s Great-
 est Hits, Up-Island Senior Center                 “Seniors Prom”                                    S.H.I.N.E. Counselor (Serving Health In-         Social Security
 June 10, 1 pm                                     6/11, 6-9 pm                                      formation Needs of Elders)                       For information and assistance contact the
 Details at right under UICOA Highlights
                                                   Be there or be square                             For assistance with your health insurance        Falmouth office at 508-548-8150.
                                                   Call Rose for advanced tickets                    questions and concerns.
                                                                                                     Call Rose to arrange an appointment.             Call Roger, Rose or Susan if you would like
 Howes House Annual Art Show                       Friends of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging                                                         to be added to the Emergency and Hurri-
 Up-Island Senior Center                           6/9, 1 pm                                  Morning Coffee and Conversation                         cane contact list.
 June 17, 12 noon – 4 pm,                          This group does a wonderful job raising    Daily, 8:30 am
 June 18, 9 am- 2 pm                               funds in support of your COA.                                                                      Senior Counseling Services provided by
 Join us for a retrospective exhibit of the        Please join us!                            Senior Dining Center Luncheon                           the Councils on Aging and MV Communi-
 works on Virginia Blakesley, in celebration                                                  Tues & Thurs, 12 noon.                                  ty Services is supported by a grant from
 of her 90th year plus the works of other          OBCOA Board of Directors                   Contact Rose to make reservations.                      the MV Hospital. Your Emotional health is
 members of the Friday painting group. Nan-        6/16, 10:30 am                             An Afternoon at the Movies                              as important as your physical health. Dur-
 cy Cabot, group facilitator, promises a var-                                                 Wed., 1 pm.                                             ing difficult times, talking to a professional
 ied and exciting show including works in
                                                   Men’s & Ladies Luncheon                    Call Rose for listings                                  can be beneficial. Call Outreach Coordina-
                                                   6/22, 12:00 noon                                                                                   tor Susan von Steiger at the Oak Bluffs
 still life and landscape.                         Call Rose for details 508-693-4509 x13 Quilting Group with Glenna Barkan                           Council on Aging, 508-693-4509 for in-
                                                   And make your reservations early!          Mon., 1 pm                                              formation.
 Eye Health                                                                                   Join in if you have the knack or would like
 Tisbury Senior Center                                                                        to learn.                                               Check Megan Alley’s Oak Bluffs column in
 June 23, 1:30 pm                                                                                                                                     the MV Times each week for updates and
 Dr. David Lotufo, Ophthalmologist, will dis-                                                                                                         additional information.
 cuss the leading causes of vision problems
                                                                                                                                                                       Joyce Stiles-Tucker, Director
 as we age. His specialty is in treating glauco-
 ma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
                                                    Tisbury Highlights - 508-696-4205                                                                                       Hours: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
 Call 508-696-4205 for reservations.               Tea & Talk Presents                               short explanations of the mind and body          you like to knit for worthy causes, Alix has
                                                   “Exercise for Health & Longevity”                 benefits of each.                                an easy project for you. She will teach you
 New Partnership with Polly Hill Arboretum         June 6, 1:30 pm                                   Presenters: Laura Murphy, RN Ÿ Daisy             how to knit cotton prosthesis (more com-
 6/16, Landscape History at Polly Hill,
                                                   Aging is a normal part of life, and we’re liv-    Lifton, Yang Style Tai Chi & Qi Gong Ÿ Car-      fortable than silicon) to be donated to Dana
 10-11 am.
                                                   ing longer and longer. With today’s medical       ol Aranzabe, Gentle Yoga Ÿ Ken Lay, Skele-       Farber Cancer Institute & MV Cancer Sup-
 6/23 State Beach Exploration, 9-10:30 am
 Call for information and cost/discount            advances, many adults are celebrating good        tal Optimization                                 port Group. Alix has been knitting for 51
 details.                                          health and longevity. The components of           Our tea will feature delicious, healthy re-      years and has a treasure trove of knitting
                                                   good health include physical, mental, and         freshments, served to your good health!          ideas and experience to tap into. She is the
 NEW Men’s Programs                                emotional well-being. With healthy                                                                 owner of Vineyard Knit Works, where you
 ECOA is starting a Men’s Association. The         lifestyles; plenty of exercise, activities, and   I Knit Tisbury                                   can see her work on display. Knit some-
 goal is to provide educational and recre-         strong social supports, anyone can look for-      A drop-in knitting group                         thing beautiful!
 ational programs based on interests of is-        ward to personal fulfillment and a long pro-      Mondays, 9-12
 land men 55+ such as boating safety, rig-         ductive life.                                     Alix Deseife Small, consultant/instructor        AARP Safe Driving Class
 ging fishing rods, men’s health issues, war
                                                   Y Our guest speakers will introduce exer-         Bring your knitting and join us. If you’re       Returns Thurs., 7/21.
 memories, firearm safety, model airplanes
                                                   cise techniques that they practice and teach      looking for a project to get started on (think   Call Tisbury Senior Center
 and more. The next Men’s Association plan-
 ning meeting will be on Friday 6/10, 1 pm         here at our center, with demonstrations and       “The Fair”) now is the time to embrace it! If    508-696-4205.Sign-up.
 at the Anchors.                                                                                                                                           Joyce Bowker, Director, Fax: 508-693-1447
 The first programs planned are:                   Up-Island Highlights - 508-693-2896                                                                                         Hours: 8:30 am–4 pm
 Men’s Yoga Free Introductory Class
 6/14, 3:30 Focusing on the needs of men           All regularly scheduled classes, programs         plays. Laugh with the fools, cry with the        Medicaid planning can work together and
 55+. No chanting! No headstands! Call             and services continue as usual                    afflicted, dream with the poets.                 when each type of planning is in direct op-
 508-627-4368 to sign up!                          June Program Highlights:                                                                           position to the other. Attorney Mello has
 Father’s Day with Vineyard Baseball Inc.                                                            2011 Changes in Estate and Gift Tax Law          been a member of the Massachusetts and
 M.V. SHARKS vs SEACOAST                           Richard Clark Presents:                           With Attorney Patricia Mello                     National law Association since 1994.
 Sunday, June 19, 5 pm                             The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet               June 15, 10:30.                                  One-on-one, half-hour appointments can
 Vineyard Baseball is a nonprofit organiza-
                                                   A Solo Performance of Shakespeare’s               Learn about the 2011 federal estate and          be reserved in the afternoon. Call 508-
 tion dedicated to promote, teach, and en-
 courage the play of baseball on Martha’s
                                                   Greatest Hits                                          gift tax changes and how such               693-2896 to RSVP.
 Vineyard. The MV SHARKS is a top level            Up-Island Senior Center                                changes may affect you and your
 summer collegiate baseball team which will        June 10, 1 pm                                          family’s estate planning. Attorney          Howes House Annual Art Show
 be playing 50 games from June through the         Share some of the most                                 Patricia J. Mello will speak in simple      June 17, 12-4
 first week of August. Games played at the         memorable moments in                                   layman’s language explaining the            June 18, 9-2
 high school Baseball Park.                        dramatic literature;                                   strategies you may employ to reduce         Featuring the art of Virginia Blakesley, cel-
 If we can get a group of 20 to attend the Fa-     twelve characters, twen-                               both federal and state estate taxes         ebrating her 90th year.
 ther’s Day game, cost will be $20 including       ty five monologues and                                 upon your passing. Attorney Mello           Details at left under “Noteworthy”
 food. Call 508-627-4368 for info and              soliloquies from Shake-                                is also well versed in Medicaid plan-
 reservations.
                                                   speare’s most famous                                   ning and will explain how estate and
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 Service Programs and Support Group Directory
             Adult Health Promotion &                   Tisbury COA 6/7, 10-11:00                 Hearing Services, call in advance for    Tisbury, 6/8, Miracle Ear
  Health     Blood Pressure Clinics                     Cronig’s, 6/9, 1-3:00                     an appointment.                          Call 508-696-4205
     &       Chilmark Library, 6/15, 12:30-1:30         Hillside Village 6/1, 10:00-11:00         Oak Bluffs, 6/14, 11am                   Podiatry & Foot Care UICOA
  Blood      Edg Stop & Shop Pharmacy 6/1, 12-2:00      Woodside VillageI 6/27, 12-1:00           Call 508-693-4509                        Dr. Murray Bialow, Call 1-888-289-8595
 Pressure    Edg Town Hall 6/8, 9-11                    Woodside VillageII 6/27, 1:15-2:15        Up-Island, Vineyard Audiology            for June appointments
             Edg COA 6/16, 9-10                         Up-Island COA 6/14, 11:30-1:30            6/16, Screenings & Repairs               Edgartown Senior Center 6/28, For non-
  Clinics    Oak Bluffs COA , 6/23, 12:30-2:30                                                    Call 508-693-2896                        diabetics, $29, 508-627-4368

             Health Insurance Counseling and Med-       Vineyard Health Care Acesss               South Coastal Counties Legal Services Funeral Consumers Alliance
Insurance,   icaid & MassHealth Info                    508-696-0020                              (Cape & Islands)                         1-802-865-8300, Information on alterna-
  Legal,     S.H.I.N.E. For an appointment with a lo-   Elder Law Project: first Monday: call     508-775-7020 OR 1-800-742-4107           tives concerning end of life issues
             cal counselor call your Council on Ag-     for an appointment                        Social Security Representative
  Social     ing or Wampanoag Tribal Council at         6/6 OBCOA, 508-693-4509                   Call Falmouth office at 508-548-8150 for
 Security    508-645-9265                               7/5 TCOA, 508-696-4205                    information

             Food Services, Transport & Housing         Transportation                            Donations suggested and mailed to:       Longhill, 508-627-7791 Assisted Living,
             Emergency Food Services                    Vineyard Transit Authority- 508-693-      MV Center for Living                     Private pay, Long Term Care Insurance
             Emergency Food Pantries: All Senior        9440.                                     PO Box 1729, Vineyard Haven, 02568       accepted.
             Centers. Monthly distribution, call for    $15 annual senior bus passes available    Housing and Living Options:              Vineyard Village at Home (VVAH)
  Food       date & time.                               at local Senior Centers.                  Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation       Referrals, Transportation & Assistance
             First Baptist Church Parish House          Medivan, 508-693-9440 (Vineyard Tran-     Center, 508-696-6465.                    With independent living
Services,    “Serving Hands”                            sit Authority)                            Long term care nursing home and rest     Info & to join call 508-693-3038,
Transport    Williams St.,V.H., Info at 508-693-5339    Tuesdays to Boston area medical serv-     home facility, Medicaid accepted.        vineyardvillage@gmail.com
   &         Island Food Pantry Christ United           ices.                                     Island Elderly Housing, 508-693-5880     MV Center for Living Supportive Day
 Housing     Methodist Church, Church St., V.H.         American Cancer Society Road to Re-       Subsidized low income housing for        Program Leslie Clapp, 508-939-9440
             Closed for the season                      covery 1-800-227-2345, transportation     seniors & disabled.                      A social program for those needing as-
             Emergency info at 508-693-4764             for cancer patients                       Havenside Apartments, 508-693-2280       sistance and socialization
             Angel Food Ministries Low cost, high       Taxi to Cape Cod Medical Appoint-         Henrietta Brewer House, 508-693-4500     Respite for families
             quality foods. 508-687-9093                ments, 508-939-9440                       Assisted Living, private pay

             CORE Counseling, Outreach and Refer-       cations of diabetes                       Caregiver Support Group                  Seadale, LMFT
             ral for the Elderly. Call the Outreach     Last meeting until September              First & third Thurs. 10:30-12:00         Hospice of MV, 508-693-0189
             Worker at the Council on Aging in your     Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians (VIP)         MVCS Island Counseling Center, 508-      Men’s Bereavement Group of Martha’s
             town or Joy Ganapol at Island Counsel-     6/13, 10:30 am                            693-7900                                 Vineyard Wed., 2 pm at the home of
             ing Center, 508-693-7900 x242              UICOA, for Parkinsonians and Care-        Call Allison McKinley x217               Sam Feldman, 25 Osprey Lane,
             Martha’s Vineyard M S Self Help Group      givers. Call Ken Beebe at 508-693-3497,   Stroke Support Group                     Chilmark. Facilitated by George Cohn,
 Support     Call 508-693-3193                          kenb44@aol.com                            Every 4th Thursday, 4-5:30 pm            Psychiatrist. Foster Greene, 508-693-
 Groups      Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6/15,       Parkinson’s Caregivers’ Support Group     VNA Offices, 15 Merchant’s Court, VH     3758, fostergreene@comcast.net
             10:30 M.V. Community Services              UICOA                                     Karen Meeks, 508-693-6184 x7147          Cancer Support Group
             administration building.                   Call Ellen for details 508-693-2896       Bereavement Support Group                Wednesdays, 12:00, Hebrew Center,
             Laura Schroeder, 508-693-7900, x320.       Drum Workshop w/Rick Bausman              For those who have lost a spouse or      Vineyard Haven
             Diabetes Support Group 6/21, 1 pm          On hiatus until September                 partner. St Andrews Church, Edgar-
             Laura Murphy, RG will discuss compli-      Call Ellen, 508-693-2896 for details      town. Tuesdays, 9:30 am, Colleen




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