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					June 30, 2011                                                                 The Martha’s Vineyard Times
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                                                                                               The Vineyard Ear
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                                            A monthly newsletter from your local Councils dents add glamour, pizzaz, chic and sizzle to
                                            on Aging and the Martha’s Vineyard Center for the warm ‘n lazy, hazy dayz of summer, not
                                            Living, PO Box 1729, Vineyard Haven, MA
                                                                                               By Ginger Duarte
                                                                                                 Helloooo Vineyarders!!! And Welcome
                                                                                              Summer Residents!!! What would we do
                                                                                                                                                   Medical Taxi: transportation for Islanders
                                                                                                                                                 to doctor appointments on the Cape — Fal-
                                                                                              without our summer people??!? Waste away mouth, Mashpee, North Falmouth, Sand-
                                                                                              on the vine, that’s what. Our summer resi-         wich. No charge – donation based.
                                                                                                                                                   Emergency Food Cupboards: Staples dis-
                                                                                                                                                 tributed monthly through the town Councils
                                                                                              to mention all that green stuff they spread        on Aging.
                                            02568, 508-939-9440. Edited by Leslie Clapp       around. Ear just loves going to Cronig’s dur-        Culinary Arts Luncheon: a delightful din-
                                                                                              ing the summer just to “Beautiful People           ing experience, once monthly during the
                          July, 2011—Vol. 15, Issue 7                                         watch.” They’re tanned, sleek, fit and all         school year, compliments of the MVRHS
                                                                                              decked out in the latest -ucci wear-and they all Culinary Arts Department. Reservations re-
                                                                                              look as if they’re running late to get to at least quired. $12 per person.

Travel News                                                                                   five A+ List soirees in the outback of               Publishing the monthly 55Plus Times all
                                                                                              Chilmark and West Tiz —or to meet up with inclusive service guide.
                                                                                              friends at The Atlantic, the “go to for fun”         Fema: Discretionary emergency funds for
 BSO Matinee Concerts                             class amenities, combined with the un-      nightspot of the La Crème crowd on the popu- fuel and utility assistance.
                                                                                              lar waterfront strip in Edgartown.So conven-         Network of Providers Web Site: An on-line
 2011-2012 Fall A Series                          surpassed beauty of Rhode Island’s New-
                                                                                              ient for the yachting crowd to pop in for a        resource with information about services,
 Become a subscriber and enjoy the pas-           port Harbor & Narragansett Bay make for
                                                                                              pint.                                              programs and activities important to 55+ Is-
 sion and brilliance of the Boston Sym-           an unforgettable experience; a 2 ½ hour
                                                                                                                                                 landers.
 phony Orchestra in magnificent Sympho- cruise with a delicious lunch. Hear a his-               Meanwhile, the Vineyard Haven Set es-
 ny Hall. Bus transportation is arranged by torical narration of area sites by “Trumpet chews the madcap for more serious pursuits                 All Aboard!!! Welcome to new MV Center
 the Travel Club. Newcomers are welcome. Bob,” who will also play Dixieland and               like Friday lobster rolls at Grace, serious and    for Living board members: Rise Terney, Jan
 (first concert Oct 7) Call Tisbury Travel        jazz for your pleasure. On the way home     meaningful lectures at the Tiz library—his-        Hathaway, Chris White and Abraham
 Club for info, 508-696-4205.                     visit the Newport Vineyards with a tour of torical district tours and Jeopardy. The PA         Seiman— and Valued Volunteers: Carole
                                                  the vineyard, winery and barrel room fol-   Club is more Ear’s style, but, hey, different      Searle, Hermine Hull, Michael Ladell, Rachel
 Museum of fine Arts                              lowed by a wine-tasting including a sou-    strokes, right?! Cute ‘n sexy ace PAC bar-         Seiman, David Duarte and Jane Keenan.
 August 3, $50                                    venir logo wine glass. 8:15/6:15 boats.     tender, Caroline Derrig, has been keeping the        The Friends of the Oak Bluffs Council on
 Dale Chihuly; Beyond the Looking Glass Call Tisbury Travel Club, 508-696-                    glasses filled and the regulars in line for seven Aging is sponsoring a trip to see the Dale
 Exhibit (blown glass installations)              4205. Price includes cruise, luncheon,      years now. Those construction types can get a Chihuly blown glass exhibit and installation
 “Visually breathtaking…incredible con-           vineyard tour, transportation.              tad rowdy yaknow. The customers love her,          at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on
 structions deny the fragility of glass…a                                                     and Ear hears PA regular Remo Fuller will be Wednesday, August 3rd. The exhibit, CHI-
 magical journey into an artistic landscape New Bedford Whaling Museum                        joining Tony Darosa and pals on that golf trip HULY - Through the Looking Glass, can be
 of unparalleled beauty.” The cost covers         Sept 7                                      to Myrtle Beach in October. On Friday nights, viewed online at mfa.org. The cost is $50
 the bus, admission to the exhibit, and           8:00 am Fast Ferry; 3:45pm return ($56      you can always see PA regular, Jack Hughes, and includes the bus ride there and back, ad-
 tour headset (boat fare and lunch not in-        for 60+, $62 for 55+); bring two forms      playing pool or doing his crosswords—or cir- mission to the exhibit and earphones for the
 cluded). Depart 8:15am boat, arrive MFA of ID including picture I.D. Arrive at 9             culating his latest joke. And muchas gracias to audio tour that accompanies the exhibit.
 at 10:45 for exhibit, lunch and/or Muse- am, walk to the Visitor’s Center for a tour         Manager Charlene Alley for keeping a few           Boat and lunch costs are not included. Call
                                                                                              Pacificos on tap in the cooler!!!                  Rose, 508-693-4509 for reservations. De-
 um Store shopping. Return to Falmouth            of the Old Fish Auction House, then to the
 by 4:00pm for 6:15 boat (arriving VH).           Whaling Museum which opens at 10 am.                                                           parting boat, 8:15 am, returning 5:00 pm.
                                                                                                 Marty Nadler Performs Sat., July 9th: Vet-
 Call Rose, 693-4509 for reservations.            Cost for the museum is $12 (for 60+)
                                                                                              eran Hollywood Comedy Writer, Mary                   This’nThat: Thank you again Ellen O’Brien
 Sponsored by the Friends of Oak Bluffs           and includes a 1 hour tour! Also on the     Nadler, will be performing his one-man             (mvflorist.com) for adding beauty to our
 COA.                                             tour is the Seamen’s Bethel immortalized    show, Very Vineyard 2011, at Grace Episco- fundraising events with your exquisite floral
                                                  as the “Wheelman’s Chapel” in the classic pal Church in Vineyard Haven at 7 pm. Mar- creations. **** MIA: The buzz is that Dr.
 Newport Harbor Bay Cruise                        novel “Moby Dick.” Dine on your own at      ty’s writing, producing and performing ca-         Laursen is no longer at the MV Hospital. ****
 Luncheon & Newport Vineyards Tour                many great restaurants in the area. Itiner- reer spans more than three decades. In             Twinkletoes: Didja know Abe Sieman is a
 Sept 7, $67                                      ary, including restaurants available at     television, he served as script consultant for great dancer?
 Travel aboard the Majestic, Newport’s pre- ECOA Information Center! Call ECOA,               The Odd Couple; story editor and head
 mier luxury yacht for charter. The first         508-627-4368 to sign up by August 15.       writer for Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley,            BLOOMIN’ ART preview party & exhibi-
                                                                                              The Redd Foxx Show and Perfect Strangers.          tion (July 8-9-10) …. The MV Garden Club
                                                                                              Mr. Nadler was also a contributing writer for is holding a weekend art show and floral
                                                                                                                                                 arrangement exhibition at their beloved Old
Veterans Services
Dukes Co. Director of Veterans Services, JoAnn Murphy 508-693-6887
                                                                                              Sesame Street and a guest writer for Satur-
                                                                                              day Night Live. Recently, Mr. Nadler has
                                                                                              turned to script doctoring feature films,
                                                                                                                                                 Mill in WT. The event will kick off with a
                                                                                                                                                 Bloomin’ preview party on Friday evening,
                                                                                              working with Director Garry Marshall. He’ s July 8th, from 5 to 8pm, featuring live music
                                                                                              worked on The Other Sister, Runaway Bride, by Wes Nagy & friends, hors d’oeuvres, soul-
The Pledge of Allegiance                                                                      Princess Diaries 1&2, Raising Helen, Valen- stirring art and inspired floral designs by
                                                                                                                                                 members. This is a BYOB event and the tick-
                                                                                              tine’ s Day, and just finished work on Mr.
By Red Skelton                                   States—indi-                                 Marshall’s latest film, New Years Eve , sched- et is $25. Artists participating include: Allen
                                                 vidual com-                                  uled for the coming Christmas Season. This Whiting, Peggy Zablotny, Jay Lagemann,
On January 14, 1969, I presented “The            munities that                                will be Nadler’s ONLY July appearance and is Ellen McCluskey, Ben Cabot, Mary French,
Little Old Man” as a teacher. The time was have united                                        a benefit for the MV Center for Living. There Ann Howes, Alison Shaw, Wendy Weldon,
                                                                                              will be wine and cheese with cabaret-style         Jules Worthington, Joyce Maxner, Julia
1923. The students had finished reciting into 48 great
                                                                                              seating. The ticket is $25. For info and tick-     Mitchell, Donna Straw and Eleanor Hubbard.
the Pledge of Allegiance which at the time states (now 50!), divided with imaginary
was but 10 years old.                            boundaries, yet united to a common           ets: Leslie Clapp, MVC4L Director, 508-939- 1st VP Margaret Gallagher is the Bloomin’
                                                                                              9400.                                              Chair; Bebee Green & Barbara Harnen co-
The old sage called the children together        cause, and that’s love of country                                                               chair the Preview Party food committee as-
and said—                                        Of America, And to the Republic—a re-                                                           sisted by Wiet Bacheller, Tamar Waldman,
                                                                                                 What is the MV Center for Living??: For
                                                 public, a state in which sovereign power is
“Boys and girls, I have been listening to you invested in representatives chosen by the       those of you new to the Island and/or sum- David & Ginger Duarte et al. Nancy Cabot is
                                                                                              mer visitors, the MVC4L is a 501c3 non-            in charge of artists and sister, Judy Bryant,
recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester     people to govern; a government from the
                                                                                              profit that provides the following services for chairs arrangers. Pat Adler heads up host-
and it appears that it has become monoto-        people to the leaders, not from the leaders                                                     esses. Exhibition hours: Saturday from 10-5;
                                                                                              55+ Vineyarders.
nous to you, or could it be you don’t know       to the people                                   The Supportive Day Program: A social pro- Sunday Noon-3. The ticket is $5.
the meaning of those words. If I may, I would For which it stands!                            gram for individuals who may be at risk if
like to give to you a definition of the words. One nation under God—meaning, so                                                                        And remember, you read it ALL
                                                                                              left alone, or would experience social isola-                   in The Vineyard Ear
                                                 blessed by God                               tion. Respite for family caregivers.
I—me, an individual, a committee of one Indivisible—incapable of being divided
Pledge—dedicate all of my worldly goods With Liberty—freedom and the right to                    Martha's Vineyard Center for Living Supportive Day Program
to give without self pity                        live one’s life without threats or fear or
                                                                                               Leslie Clapp, Director, 508-939-9440 · Eileen Murphy, Supervisor, 508-627-0207
Allegiance—my love and devotion                  any sort of retaliation.
To the Flag—our standard, Old Glory, a                                                         Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 am–3 pm
                                                 And justice—the principle and quality of
symbol of freedom                                dealing fairly with others                       The Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and
Of the United—that means that we have For all—which means, boys and girls, it’s                over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation; offering peace
all come together                                                                              of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers.
                                                 as much your country as it is mine“
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Island-Wide Activities Calendar
                     T’ai Chi Chih UICOA                    7/11, 8/1, 8/8, 12:30 pm              Wed & Fri, 8:30 am                        $8 per class (the first one is free!)
                     Kanta Lipsky, Instructor.              See UICOA Hilights p3 for details     Call 508-693-1009 for info.               Sit & Get Fit TCOA
                     Wed., 9:15-10:15, $8                   Yoga ECOA Carol Aranzabe              Exercise 101 Learn to exercise safely     Mon, Tues, Thurs, 11 am
                     508-696-1917                           On hiatus until September             and effectively; achieve satisfying re-   60 minute supervised video instruc-
                     Yang Style Tai Chi                     Gentle Yoga TCOA                      sults. 1 ¼ hour class includes flexi-     tion, aerobic, strength, stretch & tone
                     And Chi Gung TCOA                      With Carol Aranzabe                   bility, strengthening and cardiovascu-    exercise using a chair for support &
                     Daisy Lifton, instructor               On summer hiatus. Will return 9/8     lar. Lisa is certified and insured with   balance
Exercise             Mon, 9-10 am $5                        Pilates UICOA                         over 25 years experience. Lisa’s Stu-     Wii Golf, Tennis, Bowling, Baseball.
                     Call 508-696-4205 for info             Toni Cohen, Instructor                dio, 23 Manter’s Path, VH, 508-693-       Boxing TCOA Call to schedule a time
   &                 Experienced Tai Chi TCOA               Mon., 10:30 am, $10 per class         1009, amols@comcast.net                   Learn to play, practice
Fitness              Daisy Lifton, Mon., 10-10:30 am
                     Yoga for Seniors UICOA
                                                            Pilates ECOA
                                                            Brenda Correa, Instructor
                                                                                                  Strength Training with Lisa Amols
                                                                                                  ECOA Tues 8:30, Thurs 10:30,
                                                                                                                                            All welcome.
                                                                                                                                            Exercise Classes OBCOA
                     Mon. 9:30 am (Bennett Coffey)          Tues., 10 am, 12 wks $84              12 weeks, $84                             Mon., 8:45 am w/Sue Collinson
                     Wed. 10:30 am (Kanta Lipsky)           Call 508-627-4368 for info            Call 508-627-4368 for info                Thurs., 9 am w/Bill White
                     Fri., 10:30 am (Bennett Coffey)        Walking Group UICOA                   Strength Training Class UICOA             Aquatic Exercise Class
                     $8 per class                           Call Ellen 508-693-2896 for details   With Katryn Yerdon                        Mansion House Pool
                     New Yoga for Parkinson’sUICOA          50+ Active Senior Exercise Class      Tues & Thurs, 9 am                        Call Mansion House for information.
                     JoAnn Aronie, Instructor               with Lisa Amols, Lisa’s Studio        New class added, Tues & Thurs, 10am       508-693-7400

                    MV TRIAD Tisbury Senior Center         7/6 Alphabetical Order, Michael        Poetry Reading TCOA                       Tisbury Book Club VH Public
                    Call 508-696-4205                      Frayn, Claudia Rogers, Director        On summer break                           Library, 7/21, 1:30 pm, “Girl in
  Ideas,            Discussion Group, UICOA
                    Tues., 9:30 am
                                                           7/13 The Sunshine Boys, Neil Si-
                                                           mon, Leslie Stark, Director
                                                                                                  Next meeting 9/12, 10 am
                                                                                                  Book Discussion UICOA
                                                                                                                                            Hyacinth Blue” by Susan Vreeland,
                                                                                                                                            Books available at VH Public Library
  Books,            Conversations with Bob Iadicicco       7/20 Buffalo Gal, A.R. Gurney,         7/27, 10:30 am “The Housekeeper           Writing Group UICOA
                    OBCOA, Fri., 10-11:30 am,              Sofia Anthony, Director                and the Professor ” by Yoka Ogawa         Tues., 10 am
    &               Peter H. Luce Play Readers’ Society    7/27 Yes, Prime Minister, Antony       Call 508-693-2896 for info                Senior Summer Music Camp TCOA
  Plays             TCOA, Wed., 9-12 noon, July Theme:     Jay & Jonathan Lynn, Nora Nevin,       Book Discussion Group                     Sally Flood, Instructor/Conductor
                    The Press, Performing & Politics       Director                               Edgartown Public Library                  Wed, 1-3 pm
                    Producers: Ann Good, Connie McCreery                                          Call Lisa, 508-627-4221 for info.         See TCOA Highlights p3 for details


                    Painting & Drawing TCOA Thurs., 9-     Woodcarving OBCOA                      Mindful Knitting ECOA                     Knitting for Hospice ECOA
                    11 am Newcomers welcome                Mon. & Thurs., 9 am                    Mon, 4-6 pm Call 508-627-4368             Tues., 10 am Learn to knit and felt
   Arts             Water Color Class OBCOA                Rug Hooking ECOA Thurs., 1 pm          Not an instructional group                I Knit Tisbury (a drop in knitting
    &               Tues., 9-11 am, With Doug Peckham      Friday Knitters TCOA                   Quilting OBCOA                            group) Mon, 9-12 pm
                    Water Color with Nancy Cabot           9-12 noon All knitters welcome         Mon, 1 pm With Glenna Barkan              Other needle workers welcome
  Crafts            UICOA Fridays at 1 pm                  Bring your own project.                Knitting w/Nancy Merjos                   Crafting TCOA With Tony Guyther
                    Chair Caning OBCOA Tues, 9 am          Come early for coffee/pastry           OBCOA Thurs, 1 pm                         On summer hiatus Will return in Sept

                    Mah Jong                                Chess TCOA, Fridays Looking for       Cribbage OBCOA Fri., 9 am
                    TCOA, Mon. 1 pm                         players, Call 508-696-4205            Bingo                                      Movies
  Cards             UICOA, Wed., 1 pm                       Pocket Billiards UICOA                OBCOA                                      OBCOA, Wednesday, 1 pm
                    ECOA, Fri, 9 am                         Please call for available times       Wed. 7/20, 6-8 pm                          Call Rose for listings, 508-693-
    &               Scrabble                                Men’s Cards OBCOA, Wed., 9-12 noon    Yankee Swap Bingo TCOA                     4509
  Games             UICOA, Thurs. 1 pm
                    ECOA, Fri. 9:30 am
                                                            Ladies Cards OBCOA Tues., 1 pm
                                                            Beginners Mixed Bridge OBCOA
                                                                                                  Thursdays, 10 am, Bring an item you
                                                                                                  no longer want- to swap!
                                                                                                                                             Popcorn included!

                    OBCOA, Fri. 9 am                        Tues., 1 pm, With Anita Persson       See TCOA page for details.

                                                WISDOM WORKS Job Search Skills Training Program
                                                                                          Sessions dates: 1-3 pm at The Anchors:
    Are you looking to re-enter the workforce and having difficulty finding a job? Does           8/5       Looking Back…What’s Next
    the networking and interview process overwhelm you? Would you like to make                    8/12 Getting Started Building Your Resume
    your resume stand out? Wisdom Works can help!                                                 8/26 Job Search Strategies and Interviewing
                                                                                                  9/2       Research and Technology and Closing
    Wisdom Works is a free 4 week training program that helps adults 50+ learn the
    new and essential skills required for seeking employment in today’s marketplace.      Facilitated by Erin Kokoszka, Outreach Worker at the Edgartown Council on Aging.
    Learn job search strategies to help find work in your community now.                  Space is limited, registration is required. Call Erin at 508-627-4368 x15 or email
                                                                                          erin.ecoa@gmail.com. Training manual and handouts included.



                                                    Elder Services                         V I N E YA R D G A R D E N S
File of Life                                      of Cape Cod & the Islands
                                                                                                                                             a ging
                                                                                                                                            Hangi Baskets
                                                                                                                                            Hanging Baskets
    The File of Life is a red magnetic holder
  that can be kept on your refrigerator,           SENIOR DINING CENTERS                                                              AN ED     AINERS
                                                                                                                                    PLANTED CONTAINERS
                                                                                                                                    PLANTED CONTA
                                                     Reservations required
  readily accessible for EMT personnel
  should they arrive on an emergency call.          Tisbury 508-693-8337 Monday
                                                                                                                                       nam         t
                                                                                                                                     Ornamental Pottery
                                                                                                                                     Orn mental Pottery
  The card kept in this holder contains a                  through Friday                                                                    I D    O E
                                                                                                                                            WINDOW BOXES
                                                                                                                                            WINDOW BOXES
  record of your vital personal medical in-
  formation such as medical conditions
                                                  Up-Island 508-693-2896 Thursday
                                                  Oak Bluffs 508-693-4509 Tuesday
                                                                                                                                            b
                                                                                                                                      Vegetables & Herbs
                                                                                                                                      Vegetables Herbs
  and medications.
                                                            and Thursday                                                                      OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
    You can obtain a File of Life packet at
  any Senior Center. The information
                                                  Meals on Wheels 508-693-4393
                                                     For information on how to
                                                                                          ev
                                                                                             20 % OFF
  should be reviewed and updated regular-            receive Meals on Wheels               erything fo
                                                                                                      r   seniors
  ly, especially after any changes to your
  medical status, diagnosis and/or medica-
                                                           or to volunteer                  Tuesdays                 FREE Gardening Lectures - Saturdays, 11-12
  tions.
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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

 New for the summer                           Fourth of July Parade                           style garden offers natural serenity and a   Outreach
 Exotic Armchair Adventure Travel             Join The Anchor’s Staff and walk or ride        place of contemplation. Winding footpaths    Erin Kokoszka
 TCOA                                         your bike in the 4th of July Parade!            will take you through a birch walk, stone    An outreach worker can help untangle
 Travel the world from our air condi-         We need volunteers to hold our banner!          garden and hillside garden. We will walk     confusion, find solutions to problems and
 tioned “living room”                         Sign up at the Information Center.              an additional half mile trail through a      make connections with resources that can
 Thurs, 1 pm                                                                                  pitch pine forest and along the salt marsh-  make a world of difference in the quality
 July 7; “Wild China”                         Cooking class with Diane Wall                   es’ of Poucha Pond! Bring your camera &      of day to day life. Outreach workers can be
 Video, discussion, refreshments              July 14, 1:30 pm                                sketch book! Call ECOA for reservations      a support….a compassionate listening ear
                                              Dressing Summer Salads. Diane will pre-                                                      and a shoulder to lean on, knowing that all
 Mini Clam Bake                               pare some delicious salad dressings made        Vineyard Sound                               will be kept confidential. Contact Erin if
 TCOA July 16, 1 pm                           from all fresh ingredients! Always sam-         July 26, at 1 pm.                            you have concerns about someone you
 Friends of Tisbury Council on Aging.         ples! Bring your favorite salad dressing        Welcome back this all male vocal group!      care about or if you have questions that
 Food basket raffle                           recipe to share.                                Join us at 12 for our birthday lunch; chick- need answers, 508-627-4368 x15
 Call TCOA 508-696-4205 for informa-                                                          en sandwich, Caesar salad and Birthday
 tion                                         Mytoi Garden Guided Walk                        cake! $2
                                              July 21, 10:30 am – 12 pm
 Planning to Stay Home                        Pick up and drop off at Chappy Point. Max
 OBCOA
                                              10 people, $3 per person. Mytoi Japanese-
 7/20, 12:30 pm
 Many believe a nursing home is the
                                                                                                                                                                      Roger Wey, Director
 only alternative for frail elders who can-
 not afford the cost of care in their own
                                               Oak Bluffs Highlights - 508-693-4509                                                                                   Hours: 8:30 am–4 pm
 home. Attorney Arthur Bergeron will          Asalah Membership Meeting                       made potato salad, vegetable, and ice         Senior Dining Center Luncheon
 explains how elders who qualify for a        7/7, 2-4 pm                                     cream. Immediately following lunch,           Tues & Thurs, 12 noon.
 nursing home can also qualify for exten-     Asalah Membership Dinner                        Richard Clark will entertain us as Mark       Contact Rose to make reservations.
 sive MassHealth benefits meant to help       7/28, 4:30-6:30 pm                              Twain, in full period dress, complete with
 them stay at home. Call Rose at 508-         Friends of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
 693-4509 for info and to sign up.                                                            wisdom, quips, and quotes. Be sure to         An Afternoon at the Movies Wed., 1 pm.
                                              7/14, 1 pm
                                                                                              make your reservation early.                  Call Rose for listings
                                              Performer’s Workshop 7/18, 1:30 pm.
 AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class
                                              Hear the talented students of Dr. Mareda
 TCOA, July 21, 9:30-2:30                                                                     OBCOA Board of Directors 7/28,10:30am         Quilting Group with Glenna Barkan
                                              Guyther Gaines perform live, with Ian           Friends of OBCOA Flea Market
 Melvin Thornhill, instructor.                                                                                                              Mon., 1 pm Join in if you have the knack
                                              Nie’s accompaniment on piano. Refresh-          7/30, call Karen Achille, 508-693-0165
 Cars have changed and so have traffic                                                                                                      or would like to learn.
                                              ments will be served. Please call Rose to       for information.
 rules, driving conditions, and the roads
                                              reserve your seat.                              S.H.I.N.E. Counselor (Serving Health In-      Call Roger, Rose or Susan if you would like
 we drive on every day. We can “bring
                                              Awards Luncheon 7/20, 12 pm                     formation Needs of Elders)                    to be added to the Emergency and Hurri-
 you up to speed” and, in some states,        Call Rose to make your reservation. Imme-       Assistance with your health insurance         cane contact list.
 lower your auto insurance premiums.          diately following the luncheon, Attorney        questions and concerns.
 Call TCOA 508-696-4205.                      Arthur Bergeron and Assistant Brenda                                                          Check Megan Alley’s Oak Bluffs column in
                                                                                              Call for an appointment.
                                              Costa will be here to address the group.                                                      the MV Times each week for updates and
 Friends of OBCOA Flea Market                 Men’s & Ladies Luncheon
 7/30, call Karen Achille, 508-693-                                                           Morning Coffee and Conversation               additional information.
                                              7/27, 12:00 noon. Feast on ham, home-
 0165 for information.                                                                        Daily, 8:30 am
                                                                                                                                                            Joyce Stiles-Tucker, Director
 ECOA $2 Tuesdays and Summer Café              Tisbury Highlights - 508-696-4205                                                                                 Hours: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
 @ The Anchors
 $2 Tuesday, 12 pm: sandwich, salad and       Senior Summer Music Camp                        The Performers Workshop                       meet and play here at the center, Friday or
 dessert. Summer Café, Fridays, 12:15:        Sally Flood, instructor/conductor               July 15, 1:30 pm                              Tuesday. Call 508-696-4205.
 entrée, salad and dessert for $5. Lunch-     Weds, July-August, 1-3 pm                       The PW is back with their 12th season on
 es available “to-go.” Sign up 24 hours in    If you have a lap dulcimer, mandolin, gui-      MV!                                           Chi Gung &
 advance 508-627-4368. Call for               tar harmonica, tin whistle, recorder or         Featuring songs from Broadway and             Yang Style Tai Chi
 menus or on line at www.edgartown-           ukulele gathering dust in your closet, join     gospel literature and works from the Clas-    Daisy Lifton, instructor
 ma.us.                                       us to share tunes weekly during July and        sics. The Performers Workshop brings tal-     Mondays, 9-10 am
                                              August. We will play mostly in the keys of      ented performers in the making to the         Learn and practice this ancient Chinese
 Additional Trips through ECOA:               D, A or G and would love to welcome a cel-      Vineyard every summer to study with Dr.       Way to Health & Balance. For those who
 Sail the Alabama, August 22                  lo player to help us keep the beat. This is a   Mareda Gaither-Graves and Dr. Ian Nie,        already know the Tai Chi “Form”, the prac-
 10 am -1 pm; $52 per person                  chance for a weekly jam to bone up, re-         both talented musicians/vocalists. Join us    tice will continue from 10-10:30. Daisy
 Leave from Tisbury Wharf (limited park-      fresh or learn old time mountain favorites,     for an hour of entertaining vocal solos and   has been teaching students of all ages for
 ing available), please car pool! Bring       gospel, jigs and more. Music will be pro-       enjoy refreshments afterward.                 twenty years. She is a lineage disciple in
 your own lunch (water, fruit and dessert     vided and you can bring some to share.                                                        Wu Mei Kung Fu/Chi Gung and has stud-
 will be provided). Call ECOA 508-627-        Call for sign up and details.                   Chess Anyone?                                 ied the T.T. Liang Yang Tai Chi form and
 4368 for reservations and payment in-                                                        Chess player looking for another player to    Wu Dang Tai Chi Sword.
 formation.                                                                                                                                      Joyce Bowker, Director, Fax: 508-693-1447
                                              Up-Island Highlights - 508-693-2896                                                                                    Hours: 8:30 am–4 pm
 Boston Harbor Cruise
 September 11                                 All regularly scheduled classes, programs       Yoga Class for Parkinson’s Patients           New Legal Clinic
 Discover the historic and contemporary       and services continue as usual                  July 11, August 1 & 8, 12:30 pm ($8)          Elder Law Attorney Patricia Mello will be
 milestones of Boston’s inner and outer                                                       JoAnn Arone, certified Hatha Hoga in-         here monthly. Please call ahead to
 harbors, from hero tales of the Revolu-      Outreach                                        structor, trained in adaptive yoga for        schedule an appointment.
 tionary War to local legends of the sea:     Ellen Reynolds is available Monday              Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is offering
 an informative, fully narrated 90 min        through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm to           yoga/relaxation sessions for PD patients      Annual Howes House Cookout
 tour. Leave 8:15 boat, return 5:00 boat.     meet with you confidentially for commu-         and their caregivers. Call for information    August 12, noon
 $45 per person. Call ECOA 508-627-           nity resources available to meet your           and to sign up.                               Call ahead for reservations
 4368 for details and reserve by 8/19.        needs or those of someone you care about.
                                              Call for an appointment.                  Strength Training                                   Lobster Roll Picnic
 Tisbury Senior Center Celebrates 20                                                    With Katryn Yerden                                  at The Galley in Menemsha
 Years, October, 2011                         SHINE (Health Insurance Counseling)       Due to the popularity of this class, Katryn         September 12, Reservations please.
 Please call Joyce at 508-696-4205 if         Joyce Bowker is a certified SHINE Coun-   has agreed to offer a second session at 10
 you have any pictures or other memora-       selor and can assist you with questions   am on both Tuesday and Thursday. Class-             Future UICOA Trips:
 bilia that might go into a scrapbook of      pertaining to you Health Insurance needs. es now held at both 9 am and 10 am on               La Cage at the Shubert Theatre, Dec 17
 events and history of the Tisbury Senior                                               Tues & Thurs.                                       Beauty and the Beast at the Opera House
 Center.                                                                                                                                    June 2, 2012 Call for details
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 Service Programs and Support Group Directory
             Chilmark Library, 7/20, 12:30-1:30         Hillside Village 7/6, 10:00-11:00         Call 508-693-4509                         Up-Island Senior Center
  Health     Edg Stop & Shop Pharmacy 7/6, 12-2:00      Woodside VillageI 7/25, 12-1:00           Up-Island, Vineyard Audiology             7/15 & 8/12; Dr. Murray Bialow
     &       Edg Town Hall 7/13, 9-11                   Woodside VillageII 7/25, 1:15-2:15        7/21, Screenings & Repairs                Call 1-888-289-8595 for June appoint-
  Blood      Edg COA 7/21, 9-10                         Up-Island COA 7/12, 11:30-1:30            Call 508-693-2896                         ments
 Pressure    Oak Bluffs COA , 7/28, 12:30-2:30          Hearing Services, call in advance for     Tisbury, 7/13, Miracle Ear,               Edgartown Senior Center
             Tisbury COA 7/5, 10-11:00                  an appointment.                           Call 508-696-4205                         7/26, For non-diabetics, $29
  Clinics    Cronig’s, 7/14, 1-3:00                     Oak Bluffs, 7/19, 11 am                   Podiatry & Foot Care                      Call 508-627-4368

             Health Insurance Counseling and Med-       Vineyard Health Care Acesss 508-696-      South Coastal Counties Legal Services Funeral Consumers Alliance
Insurance,   icaid & MassHealth Info                    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         7/5 TCOA, 508-696-4205                    Call Falmouth office at 508-548-8150 for
 Security    508-645-9265                               8/1 ECOA, 508-627-4368                    information

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

             CORE - Counseling, Outreach and Re-        Diabetes Support Group TCOA               Caregiver Support Group                   Tuesdays, 9:30 am, Colleen Seadale,
             ferral for the Elderly                     On hiatus for the summer                  First & third Thurs. 10:30-12:00          LMFT, Hospice of MV, 508-693-0189
             Call the Outreach Worker at the Coun-      Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians (VIP)         MVCS Island Counseling Center, 508-       Men’s Bereavement Group
             cil on Aging in your town                  7/11, 10:30 am UICOA, for Parkinsoni-     693-7900                                  Wed., 2 pm at the home of Sam Feld-
             or Joy Ganapol at Island Counseling        ans and Caregivers. Call Ken Beebe at     Call Allison McKinley x217                man, 25 Osprey Lane, Chilmark
             Center, 508-693-7900 x242                  508-693-3497, kenb44@aol.com              Stroke Support Group                      Facilitated by George Cohn, Psychia-
 Support     Martha’s Vineyard M S Self Help Group      Parkinson’s Caregivers’ Support Group     Every 4th Thursday, 4-5:30 pm             trist, Foster Greene, 508-693-3758,
 Groups      Call 508-693-3193                          UICOA                                     VNA Offices, 15 Merchant’s Court, VH      fostergreene@comcast.net
             Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6/15,       Call Ellen for details 508-693-2896       Karen Meeks, 508-693-6184 x7147           Cancer Support Group
             10:30 M.V. Community Services admin-       Drum Workshop w/Rick Bausman              Bereavement Support Group                 Wednesdays, 12:00, Hebrew Center,
             istration building.                        On hiatus until September                 For those who have lost a spouse or       Vineyard Haven
             Laura Schroeder, 508-693-7900, x320.       Call Ellen, 508-693-2896 for details      partner
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