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Senate Bill 5 Will Be Issue Two
15 Gates Street Senate Bill 5 will be on the November 8th ballot. At this point, the
Secretary of State’s office is holding hearings to determine the
Dayton, Ohio 45402 language of SB 5. The language could state either, “Shall the Bill be
Telephone 937-461-9983 repealed” at which time a YES vote would repeal it, or “Shall the
Fax 937-461-9916 Bill pass” at which time a NO vote would repeal it. That is yet to be
President - Ken Sulfridge determined. What we do know at this time is the placement of SB 5
Vice President –Bobbie Williamson on the November ballot; SB 5 will be the second issue on the
November ballot. While knowing its placement on the ballot is
Secretary Treasurer - Ruth Ritchie important, knowing how to vote to repeal it is crucial. Once that
www.afscmelocal101.com language is finalized, we will let you know.
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who watched Columbus during the hearings thought that text messages regarding our fight to repeal Senate Bill 5. Important
everything moved quickly in February and March, they polling information and details regarding the November ballot are
must have been knocked down by the sonic boom of our being sent out to members’ email boxes and short bursts of
speed this month! information can be texted to phones. In this time, instant
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On June 29th We Are Ohio sponsored The People’s Parade It won’t cost you a dime but it will make you an informed voter
which was also called The Million Signature March. Our ready to spread the message of the Middle Class.
Ohio brothers and sisters marched down the streets of
Columbus escorting a semi-truck filled from bottom to top, Social Media and SB 5
back to front, with nearly 1.3 million signatures. Ohio’s
middle class had spoken with one voice and the word Traditional media, by today’s standards, is slow. Information that
spoken with deafening volume was, “NO!” NO on SB 5; comes out via the internet flows at the speed of light. By the time
NO to a radical right wing agenda; NO to politicians who breaking news hits the newspaper, radio, or television, the internet is
would not listen to the people they represent; NO to John a buzz with information about every possible part of that breaking
Kasich, and NO to job killing, middle class destroying news.
legislation. For those of you who were unable to attend
this parade, videos of it are all over YouTube. The videos Social media is also instrumental in today’s political environment.
are just as impressive as the work we all have done. President Obama refused to give up his Blackberry, GOP leaders
frequently put key information about daily issues on their Facebook
Throughout the early portion of July, the signatures were pages, and Shannon Jones LOVES to Tweet about partying in
sent back to their respective boards of election and the long Springboro!
process of certification began. Long hours, long days, and
in some cases, long nights were spent pouring over each For those of you with personal social media accounts, it is time to
petition. The short staffed boards of election combed over use those in our fight against Senate Bill 5. Something as simple as
the signatures that we worked so hard to get. The end of a change of status to “Repeal SB 5,” or a profile picture of you at a
this process of certification was never really in question. rally or wearing a button or shirt, or even just a simple “no” on five
logo can help get the message to your friends.
At noon on Thursday July 21, 2011, less than one month
after our brothers and sisters turned in nearly 1.3 million YouTube is full of videos from people who want Senate Bill 5
signatures, Secretary of State Jon Husted certified 915, 456 repealed. If you have an account you can put some of these videos
valid signatures. Our wait is over; Senate Bill 5 will have in your “Favorites” file. On Facebook you can “Like” AFSCME or
its day before the voters. those politicians in Columbus who support the repeal movement.
These are the simple things you can do to spread the message to
other voters and help Ohio Kill The Bill in November.
p at the Market Basket in nails and treat corns & calluses. Please call the Senior
Center for an appointment. The fee is $30 for the Senior
Center and $50 for a home visit.
Please call the day before for all shopping trips Wednesday, August 17th – The Walpole Area Visiting
Nurse Association will hold their clinic at 12:30 p.m. at
the Senior Center. All seniors are welcome. If you need
a ride, please call the Senior Center.
On Thursday, August 10th a trip to the dollar store
in Millis. Wednesday, August 17th - Tonya Spagnuolo, a
licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist from Miracle-Ear
Did you know that Betro Pharmacy in Walpole will be at the Senior Center at 10 a.m. to provide minor
provides free prescription delivery to any Norfolk adjustments and cleaning of hearing aids.
resident? 1 508 668-0018
Wednesday, August 24th . The bus will pick up at 10:45 a.m. We will
call ahead to see if we can sit together. You can pick anything from the
menu, a full course dinner or sandwich/salad.
Check page 7 for future trips planned by our trip coordinator. Call Betty at 508 528-3246 for more
information on any trip.
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Breakfast at the Senior Center The afternoon book discussion group
Tuesday, August 9th meeting will be on Tuesday afternoon, August
$1.00 16th at 1:30 p.m. in the Schoolhouse room in
Join us at 8:30 a.m. for a hot breakfast of eggs,
bacon, muffins, coffee roll, fruit and coffee. If you
plan to attend, please call before the close of day on
the Thursday before the breakfast. The “Friends” of
the Council on Aging subsidize this event. Friends of the Council on Aging
Next meeting of the Friends will be September 20th.
Remember to sign up and pay when signing up Have a safe and great summer.
President of the Friends of the Norfolk COA
Michelle Cody, Certified Massage Therapist, will
be at the Senior Center on Tuesday, August 16th
from 10 to 1 p.m. to give massage therapy. A 15-
minute massage is $10 and 30 minute $20. These
are special rates for 65 and over. Under 65 regular
rates will be given upon request. Sign up is a must, Swimming is still available at the Wrentham
as health information forms must be filled out Developmental Center. Every Tuesday, 9-11
beforehand. This program is held in the Health and 1:30-2:30. Wednesday, from 2-3 and on
Screening room. Friday 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Michelle can only schedule 5 people. We will not
accept appointments until the first day of the month.
Council on Aging Meetings
No Meeting in August
Don’t be hot this summer
The Council on Aging meets on the 3rd Monday of
the month (unless otherwise posted) at the Senior
June, July and August, Norfolk Arena is giving
Center Lower Level. You are cordially invited to the
discounts to open skate. You need to call the
next meeting on September 19th at 9:30 a.m. and to
arena for times at 508 520-9200. The price for
attend future meetings or even consider becoming a
seniors is $2.00. Kids are $2.00 too so if
COA board member or associate.
someone wants to take their grandchildren, it
would make for a nice, cool activity!
All are welcome
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If you want to learn how to play Bridge
now is you chance. John Byrne has volunteered to Red Sox Games
give lessons on “intro to bridge”. One on one can Wednesday, August 17th – 12:35
be arranged. Let us know if there is an interest and
we will set up a date and time. The game will be shown on our big screen TV
with hot dogs and goodies. Go Sox
WHIST PARTY SHINE
August 19th – 12:30-4 p.m. New SHINE Counselor is now available in
Norfolk on the Second Tuesday of every month
There is a fee of $2.00, which will be used for at 9:30a.m. If you need to see the Counselor
prizes. An optional door prize is 50 cents or 3 earlier just call the Senior Center to set up
for $1.00. Every game consists of four hands another date.
and each player deals a hand. A set of rules
will be available.
Refreshments will be served. Please call if you ATTENTION!!!! Men’s Only Gathering
plan on attending. Save this date
On Friday, August 26th at 12 noon in the
Lower Level at the Senior Center, all Norfolk
senior men are invited to a Clam Boil. Menu
includes: Steamer, fish, sausage, white & sweet
Texas Hold’em Poker potatoes, corn, onion, salad, drinks and hotdog.
Every Monday from 1-4 All this for only $10 per person. This is being
catered so we need a count by August 22nd.
Please call as we need at least 4 people in order to Pool, poker, bocce and games are available.
play. If you need transportation call and We need volunteers to set up and clean.
arrangements will be made.
Cook-out The next adventure for our Letterboxing friends
Friday, August 12th – 12 noon will be on Wednesday, August 17th at 9:30
Chef Ray will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs
and all the fixings. Please sign up by the 9th of
If it rains, we will go on the next rain free
Indoor and Outdoor games will be available Wednesday
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Summer Concerts Heat Stress
Town Hill – Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Know the signs and symptoms of heat stress
August 4 Garden Party – Rock Band Nausea
August 11 The Legends Confusion
The Concert Series is funded by Norfolk Throbbing headache
Recreation and the Norfolk Cultural Council. Rapid heartbeat
Treatment for Heat Stroke
Seek medical attention immediately
Drink plenty of fluid
Stay out of the sun
A Few Words About Yoga Wear a wide brim hat or use an
Originating in India many thousands of years Recipes
ago, yoga focuses on harmony between the Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie
mind, body and spirit. Yoga is considered to be ¼ cup pineapple juice
the oldest physical discipline in existence; it is a ¼ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
great workout for firming and toning the entire 1 large kiwi, peeled and sliced
body. More than physical exercise, yoga brings 3 ice cubes
about a greater sense of self, which results in Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree
greater happiness and a better quality of life. until smooth. Garnish with strawberry or kiwi
Yoga is for EVERY-body. People of all ages Pineapple-Apricot Spritzer
and physical abilities can do yoga. Flexibility is Mix equal parts of chilled pineapple juice with
a bi-product of yoga, not a prerequisite. This is apricot nectar. Add a splash of cold seltzer.
the most common misconception that prevents Garnish with a skewer of pineapple chunks and
people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is melon balls.
not about how flexible you are. It is about Cranberry Tea Cooler
improving your health-starting with the body 1 ½ Cup boiling water
you have right now. If you can only touch your 3 decaffeinated tea bags
knees, then you try to touch your shins. You 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
move your body into a posture until you feel a ½ cup orange juice
stretch, feel your “edge”, and then stop there. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Wherever you body feels, it is where the ¾ cup water
benefits are occurring. Pour boiling water over teabags and brew for 5
minutes. Remove tea bags. Combine tea and
Join our Yoga Class on every Monday at 11:30 other ingredients in large pitcher. Serve over
a.m. Cost of the class is $2.00. ice in tall glasses. Garnish with an orange slice.
Enjoy and keep cool
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Discount World and Robert Frost Farm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Wednesday, September 14th
Thursday, August 18th - $7.00
Dollar Bill’s discount world is located in
Derry NH. Wednesdays are Senior Citizen
Stroll through lawn, secret, cottage,
discount day. Shop all day on Wednesday
vegetable, systematic gardens and magical
and receive and additional 10% off your
woodland paths. Light Lunch is available on
entire purchase. We will also stop at Robert
your own at the Twigs Café which overlooks
Frost farm. The farmhouse and barn are open
at 10 a.m. and all seniors are free. A stop will
be made to Domino’s Pizza and paid on your
own. $5.00 for transportation.
Norfolk Council on Aging Presents
Chicago – 7 Days and 6 Nights
Sunday-Saturday, October 16-22 2011
$529.00 per person, Double occupancy Massachusetts Senior Farmers’ Market
Coupon Program 2011
Incredible price includes: Motorcoach
transportation, 6 nights lodging including 4 Farmers’ Market coupons are available at the
consecutive nights in the Chicago area, 10 Senior Center. To be eligible you must be 60
meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners, Guided years of age or older, Eligible for SSI, Section
tour of Chicago, Visit to the historic Navy 8 Housing, Energy Assistance, Medicaid or
Pier, Art Institute of Chicago, visit World- Commodity Food Assistance.
class Shedd Aquarium, Visit World famous
Willis Tower observation deck, skyline cruise What can the coupons buy? Coupons will
on Lake Michigan and more. buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
$75 due upon signing. Price per person, based We will provide transportation to the
on double occupancy. Add $180 for single Norwood market on Tuesday, August 30th at
occupancy. Final payment due 8/10/2011. 12:45 p.m. Another trip will be planned to
another local market in September. We have a
list of all the other farmers’ markets that
except these coupons.
Anyone riding our bus or traveling with our trip
coordinator will be required to carry the “File of Eat 5 or more servings of fruits and
Life” with them. Available at the Senior Center, vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables
Hillcrest Village or from Betty. are low in calories, salt, fat and cholesterol.
They’re rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Be adventurous! Try new and different fruits