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					                                                         A monthly newsletter from the Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
                                                        Promoting positive aging & dignified independent living    September 2009 • Vol. 13 Issue 9
                                                        for the mature community of Martha's Vineyard              Edited by Leslie Clapp, Director • 508-939-9440

                                                                                                                                                            WHAT’S INSIDE:
                                                                                                                                  Anchors Events                      Page 2
H.O.M.E.                                                                                                                          Woman Veterans Expo                 Page 3
Homeowner Options for Mas sa chusetts Elders                       You are eligible if you are 60 years of                        Events Calendar                     Page 4
Homeowner P r otection Si nce 1984                                 age or older (50 if in jeopardy of los-                        Elder Services Programs             Page 5
                                                                                                                                  Travel News                         Page 6
                                                                   ing your home), and are a
Anyone’s home is their most valuable possession, both              Massachusetts homeowner with only one residence and
financially and emotionally. Their home is their source of         your income is $28,000/single, $34,000/couple. Once

                                                                                                                                   Agency Directory
security and comfort, their focus on familiar surroundings         deemed eligible, H.O.M.E. can offer you:
and their center of support for family and friends.                     Financial Counseling
                                                                        Foreclosure Prevention                                             Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
H.O.M.E is a 20-year-old non-profit agency dedicated to                 Consumer Protection, information, referral services                PO Box 1729
                                                                        Counseling on Equity Conversion                                    Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
protecting the equity of low/moderate income elder home-
                                                                                                                                           Leslie Clapp, Director
owners. As an independent third party, H.O.M.E. receives                Hand-crafted Portfolio Loans                                       508-939-9440
no fees whatsoever for any loans generated. Recognized as a             Modified in-home Care Reverse Mortgages (MICRM)                    mvcenter4living@gmail.com


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national leader in senior foreclosure prevention, H.O.M.E.              Open-ended Reverse Mortgages                                Page   Edgartown Council
provides the only statewide in-home counseling service of               Sale Leaseback Plans                                               Laurie Schreiber, Director
                                                                        Senior Equity Line of Credit (SELOC)                               508-627-4368 · Hours: 9 am–4 pm
its kind. This allows their counselors to focus solely on
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H.O.M.E.’s mission:                                                     Term Reverse Mortgages (TRM)
                                                                                                                                           Roger Wey, Director
                                                                        Combo Loans                                                        508-693-4509 · Hours: 8:30 am–4 pm

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To conser ve a nd pr otect the equi ty of low-moder a te i ncome        Traditional Refinancing Options                             Page   Tisbury Council
elder homeowner s so they ca n “a ge i n pla ce.”                                                                                          Joyce Stiles-Tucker, Director
                                                                   H.O.M.E. offers options that can provide a way to pay for               508-696-4205
                                                                                                                                           Hours: 8:30 am–4:30 pm

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In the face of rising expenses and/or declining health, far        health needs and/or home care, home repairs and/or adap-
                                                                                                                                           Up-Island Council
too many seniors mistakenly believe the sale of their home         tations, monthly income supplements. These options can                  Joyce Bowker, Director
is the only way to meet financial obligations. This is simply      provide the opportunity to stay in your own home, retain-               508-693-2896 · Fax: 508-693-1447
not true. There are alternatives. Through in-home counsel-         ing control over your own life, while maximizing consumer               Hours: 8:30 am–4 pm

ing services, H.O.M.E. offers homeowners a full review of          protection and preservation of home equity for future con-              Elder Services of Cape Cod
                                                                   tingencies. For more information, call H.O.M.E. at, 1-800-              and The Islands, Inc.
specific needs and matches those needs with a wide range of
                                                                                                                                           Jacque Cage, Martha’s Vineyard
services.                                                          583-5337 or go online to www.ElderHomeowners.org                        508-693-4393 · Hours: 9 am–5 pm
                                                                                                                                           Elder Abuse Hotline
                                                                                                                                           1-800-244-4630


Service Programs and Support Groups
Adult Health Promotion & Blood                Health Insurance Counseling                 Medivan for 60+ and/or disabled         Prostate Cancer Support Group
Pressure Clinics                              For an appointment with a local coun-       Tuesdays to Boston area medical serv-   9/16, 10:30 M.V. Community Services
Aquinnah Town Hall, 9/14, 1-3 pm              selor call your Council on Aging or:        ices Call 508-693-9440                  administration building. For informa-
Chilmark Library, 9/16, 12:30-1:30            Wampanoag Tribal Council at                 Taxi to Medical Appointments            tion, call Laura Schroeder,
Edg. Stop & Shop 9/2, 12-2:00                 508-645-9265                                For 60+ and/or disabled to              at 508-693-7900, x320.
Edg. Town Hall 9/9, 9-11                      Vineyard Health Care Acesss,                Falmouth, No. Falmouth, Mashpee &       Diabetes Support Group
Edg. COA 9/11, 8:30-9:30                      9-3, M-Th, 508-696-0020                     Sandwich. Call 508-939-9440.            9/21, 1-2 pm with Nicole Barlett RN
Oak Bluffs COA 9/24, 12:30-2:30               Social Security Mon. 9/28 Oak Bluffs        $15 suggested voluntary contribu-       Tisbury Senior Center, 508-696-4205
Tisbury COA 9/1, 10-11:00                     Senior Center, 9:45-12:45                   tion/Falmouth                           Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians (VIP)
Cronig’s 9/10, 1-3:00                                                                                                             9/14, 10:30 am Up-Island Senior
                                              Medicaid/MassHealth                         $25 suggested voluntary contribu-
Hillside Village 9/2, 10:00-11:00                                                                                                 Center. for Parkinsonians and
                                              For information and to apply for            tion/No. Falmouth & Mashpee
Woodside VillageI 9/28, 12-1:00                                                                                                   Caregivers. Call Gary Zwicky at
                                              Medicaid and MassHealth call                $50 suggested voluntary contribu-
Woodside VillageII 9/28, 1:15-2:15                                                                                                508-645-2767 or email
Up-Island COA 9/8, 11:30-1:30                 Vineyard Health Care Access Program,        tion/Sandwich                           gzwicky@earthlink.net for information.
Hearing Services                              508-696-0020, from 9-3, M-Th.               Donations mailed to: Island Councils    Parkinson’s Caregivers’ Support
Call in advance for an appointment.           Funeral Consumers Alliance of Cape          on Aging PO Box 1729, Vineyard          Group 9/16 2 pm
Oak Bluffs COA, 9/8, 10:30,                   Cod & the Islands Information on            Haven, 02568                            Up-Island Senior Center, 508-693-2896
508-693-4509                                  alternatives concerning end of life         Vineyard Village at Home – Referral     Drum Workshop w/Rick Bausman
Up-Island COA, 9/17 Lesley Segal-             issues Hotline: 1-800-976-9552              Service Jane Hawkes, 508-693-3038       9/14 & 28, 1:30, Up Island Senior
Pallas, Audiologist. Call 508-693-2896        Emergency Food Pantries                     vineyardvillage@gmail.com               Center. Call Ellen, 508-693-2896 for
for an appointment                            All Senior Centers                          Medical Equipment Loans                 schedule
Miracle Ear of Falmouth                       Call for date & time of distribution.       Call Senior Centers for availability    Caregiver Support Group
At the Tisbury COA 9/9, 9:30 am               Vineyard Committee on Hunger                Senior Housing                          9/3, 10:30-12:00 MVCS Island
Call 508-696-4205 for an appointment.         First Baptist Church Parish House           Windemere Nursing &                     Counseling Center 508-693-7900
Podiatry Clinic 9/14 & 9/28,                  “Serving Hands”Williams St.,V.H.            Rehabilitation Center 508-696-6465.     Call Allison McKinley x217 or
Up-Island Senior Center with Dr.              Info at 508-693-5339                        Long-term care nursing home and rest    Alice Cook x209 for information
Murray Bialow, Call 1-888-289-8595            Island Food Pantry Christ United            home facility Medicaid accepted.        New Stroke Support Group
for appointment.                              Methodist Church Church St., V.H.           Island Elderly Housing                  Every 4th Thursday, VNA Offices, 15
Foot Care Clinic Edgartown Senior             Emergency info at 508-693-4764              508-693-5880 Subsidized low income      Merchant’s Court, VH
Center For non-diabetics, $29                 ServeNewEngland                             housing for seniors & disabled.         Karen Meeks, 508-693-6184 x7147
Call 508-627-4368 for an appointment                                                                                              Bereavement Support Group Call
                                              www.servenewengland.org                     Havenside Apartments
Senior Stretchersize                                                                                                              Hospice at 508-693-0189 for more info.
                                              Shelly Carter 508-560-0983                  508-693-2280
Fall schedule at Howes                                                                                                            Men’s Bereavement Group of
                                              Rose Cogliano 693-4724                      Henrietta Brewer House 508-693-
HouseElder Law Project                                                                                                            Martha’s Vineyard
First Monday every month:                     Transportation                              4500 Assisted Living. Private pay       Wed., 2 pm, At the home of Sam
9/8 Up-Island Senior Center, 9:30-            Vineyard Transit Authority- M-F,            Longhill 508-627-7791 Assisted          Feldman, 25 Osprey Lane, Chilmark
12:30, 508-693-2896                           from 8:30-4:00 For information call         Living. Private pay. Long Term Care     Facilitated by George Cohn,
10/5 Oak Bluffs Senior Center, 9:30-          508-693-9440. $10 annual senior bus         Insurance accepted.                     Psychiatrist
12:30, 508-693-4509                           passes available at local Senior Centers.   Support Groups                          Call AC Miller, 508-939-1807 or email
MV Community Services, 1-4,                   American Cancer Society Road to             Martha’s Vineyard M S Self Help         acmillersri@gmail.com for information.
1-800-742-4107                                Recovery 1-800-227-2345                     Group 9/6, Call Connie Teixeira for     M. V. Cancer Support Group
S.H.I.N.E. 1-800-334-9999                     Transportation for cancer patients          information, 508-693-3193.              Wednesdays, 12:00
                                                                                                                                  Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Martha's Vineyard
        At the Anchors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Center for Living
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supportive Day
        September Special Events & Programs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Program
        Call 508-627-4368 to register for all programs unless other wise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          508-939-9440
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          508-627-0207
                September is National Senior Center Month!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leslie Clapp, Director
                Ca ll to r egi ster for a ll pr ogr a ms                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9/ 11, 12 pm, 25th Annual Rod and Gun Club Clambake:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edgartown Senior Residents: $17 Guests: $34                         Eileen Murphy, Supervisor
                Today’s senior centers are continually evolving to reflect a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Disclaimer~ the ECOA is not responsible for your meal if            Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 am–3 pm
                new view on aging that empowers older adults in a variety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             you do not show up. We ask that you pay for your reserva-
                of ways. We hope you will stop in and connect with our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tion by check only on or before 9/8. Check (no cash) must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      be made payable to Bill Smith’s Clambake and either mailed               The Supportive Day
                offerings, which include a multitude of meaningful pro-
                grams, volunteer opportunities, valuable benefits and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to ECOA PO Box 1295 Edgartown, MA 02539 or dropped                   Program is a professionally
                resources. Please share your ideas for fall and winter pro-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           off at the Anchors.                                                     run social program for
                gramming at the Anchors with us!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               physically challenged
                                                                               9/ 11 12 pm, ABC’s of Dement ia Presentat ion with the
                9/ 4 Genealog y Clas s with Marna Waller, 10 am                Alzheimer’s Ass ociation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and/or socially isolated
                One space still available. Marna has extensively traced many   This program will be followed by (6) 30-minute memory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       individuals in our commu-
                of her American lines back to the mid 1600s through the        screening appointments. Call in advance to register or for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   nity. The SDP has provid-
                web and beyond. She is a member of the MV Historical           more details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ed support to over 200
                Society and the NE Historic Society and Genealogical
                Society.                                                       9/ 17 11:30 am , Healthy Aging & Fall Awareness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Island families since 1985.
                                                                               Luncheon Discussion
                9/ 10, 9:30-10:30 am, Voices from Windemere                    with Nicole Barlett and Cathr yn Mancus o:
                Document ar y:                                                 Join us for this presentation highlighting the best lifestyle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Published by:
                Please join Ken Chisholm for coffee, doughnuts, muffins        practices for avoiding falls and aging well. A light fritatta                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Martha's Vineyard Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PO Box 518
                and a special screening of their oral history project display- and salad will be served, please call in advance to register.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vineyard Haven MA 02568
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To Advertise Call:
                ing 15 years of community supported programs. Call to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       508-693-6100 · 508-693-6000 FAX
                register, questions about the program can be answered at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mvtimes@mvtimes.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   www.mvtimes.com
                693-0410 ext. 217.



           Edgartown Highlights - 508-627-4368                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      See Service Programs, page 1 and Calendar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Activities, page 4 for more listings.


           Two Dollar Tuesdays: (sign up by 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Outreach                                  Caregiver Support
           pm the Monday before)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pilates with Brenda Correa,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Susan Desmarais is available to meet      Our community has many resources
           9/1 Ham&Cheese Sandwich, Bean Salad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tuesday, 10 am Core strength,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with people on a confidential basis       available. Call Susan x15 for informa-
           9/8 Greek Spinach Pie, Rice Salad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   stretching and flexibility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           either at the Anchors or in your home.    tion and an appointment.
           9/15 Turkey Chili, Cornbread                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Strength Training with Lisa Amols,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Connect with information and              9/4 Veteran Services 10:30 am
           9/22 Veggie Burrito, Mexican Rice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, 8:30am; Thursday, 10:30am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           resources. Call Susan for an appoint-     Joanne Murphy can answer questions
           9/29 Roast Beef Sandwich, Lentil Salad                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Combine stretching aerobic and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ment x15.                                 regarding veteran benefits and servic-
           Friday Gourmet To Go: (sign up by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   weight lifting workouts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           9/29, 11 am Barnstable Travel Club        es. Call the Anchors to schedule an
           4 pm the Thursday before)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Osteo Yoga with Carol Aranzabe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Seniors interested in trips and travel    appointment
           9/4 English Meatpie, Roasted Garlic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, 8:30 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           should register with Cathryn to           Rug Hooking
           Salad with Green Beans, Zucchini and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yoga with a focus on arthritis and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           receive up to date BTC information.       Thursday, 1 pm
           Peppers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             prevention of osteoporosis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact the BTC directly at 508-420-      Join the Dock Street Hookers. All lev-
           9/11 No meals due to Clambake @                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Homemade Soup To Go!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           5288 or email:                            els! Bring your rug, be a part of our
           Rod & Gun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesdays, $3/container or 2/$5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           KarynMW1@comcast.net.                     hook-in circle!
           9/18 Creamy Pasta with Salmon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9/15 Surplus Food 10 am-1 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Featherstone Partnership                  Mindful Knitting,
           pick up Friday, 10-1, $5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Income eligible households may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           30% discount on membership and            Tuesday 5 pm
           9/25, Birthday Luncheon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             receive a variety of staple food from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           classes courtesy of our FRIENDS           9/1 the group will meet at
           Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Greater Boston Food Bank and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           support!                                  Featherstone, brown bag dinner. The
           Potatoes with Fennel, Birthday Cake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 through our FRIENDS support each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COMSOG (Community Solar                   next two weeks the group will not
           Exercise at the Anchors!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            month. Income Eligibility Guidelines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Greenhouse)                               meet. On 9/22 and 9/29, the group
           All classes subsidized with a grant from                                                                                                                                                                                                                            apply and clients must sign in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           50% discount towards membership           will meet at the Anchors, brown bag
           the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Day Old Breads & Baked Goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           through our FRIENDS support. Call         dinner.
           Classes run 8-12 weeks, $5 per class.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Monday mornings by 9 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COMSOG if interested 508-693-2019.
           Payment in full secures your space.




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Veterans Services                                                                  JoAnn Murphy, Dukes County Director of Veterans Services,
                                                                                   County Administration Building, 9 Airport Rd.·508-693-6887

 Women Veterans Expo                                   The VA Boston Healthcare System (VA BHS) has
                                                       invited all women veterans to the first-ever Women
                                                                                                               In addition, there will be representatives from local,
                                                                                                               state, and federal agencies that provide support in
                                                       Veteran’ Expo, to recognize the contributions made      various capacities. And to add the “fun factor,” ven-
         Date: September 12, 2009
                                                       by the growing population of women veterans.            dors will be on site to offer hair and beauty tips,
           Time: 10 am to 2 pm                                                                                 relaxation methods, and more!
          Location: Shaw’s Center                      What’s it all about?                                    Participation will be free!
      (adjacent to Campanelli Stadium)                 VA Boston is hosting this event to recognize the con-   Free r affles and a box lunch for women veter ans in
                                                       tributions made by our growing population of            attendance!
              1 Lexington Ave.                         women veterans, including not only those who have       For more information, please
                Brockton, MA                           recently returned from Operation Enduring Freedom       visit www.boston.va.gov
                                                       and Operation Iraqi Freedom, but also women veter-
                                                       ans from other eras as well.
                                                       The Expo will offer:
                                                       educational materials and lectures
                                                       health promotion activities
                                                       disease prevention screenings


Oak Bluffs Public Librar y Regular Programs                                         Friends of OBCOA Trips
  Wed. 10 am , Coffee Time
  (3rd Wed) 10:30 am, Poet r y Group                                                Call 508-693-4509
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  (1st Thursday) 6:00 pm, Movie Nig ht, Sat. 10 am, Scr abble & Chess Groups        Foxwoods September 23, Leave on the 7 am boat, return on the 6:15. $25 per
Oak Bluffs Public Library - Special Events                                          person for bus transportation. Provide your own boat ticket and spending
  Tuesday, Septem ber 1, 6:30 pm                                                    money. Seats go fast, call Rose to reserve yours.
  Author Visit – Jill Nelson, “Let’s Get It On”                                     Salem, Mas sachusetts October 21, Tour the House of Seven Gables, enjoy
  Thurs day, Sept ember 3, 6:00 pm                                                  luncheon and then tour the Salem Witch Museum
  Movie Night – Drama, Starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange                    Plym outh P lantation, November 17, Tour Plymouth Plantation and enjoy an
  Thurs day, Sept ember 10, 6:00 pm, Grant Funding Workshop                         authentic Thanksgiving Luncheon in their beautiful restaurant.
  Approaching Foundations Sign Up Required                                          Call Rose for details on all trips.



Oak Bluffs Highlights - 508-693-4509
                                                                                             Roger Wey – Director Rose Cogliano – Assistant Director
                                                                                             Susan von Steiger – Outreach Coordinator


S.H.I.N.E. Health Insurance              Nutritional Lunch                        Exercise with Bill White                   11/17, Plymouth Plantation
Counseling Call Rose to set up an        Tuesday and Thursday, 12 noon            Thurs., 9 am                               Enjoy a tour and authentic
appointment with a trained counselor.    Please call by the Tuesday before at 9   Exercise with Floyd Lifton                 Thanksgiving Luncheon at their beau-
Social Security 9/28, 9:45-12:45 pm      am to reserve your space.                Floyd is back for the season               tiful restaurant
Hearing Clinic 9/8, 10:30 am. Call       Bingo! Bingo! 9/16, 6-8 pm               Fri., 8:30 am                              Call Rose for details and to register
Rose for an appointment                  Men’s Cards Wed., 9 am                   Line Dancing! Exercise and Fun!            508-693-4509
Blood Pressure Clinic                    Ladies Cards & Games                     Mondays with Basia, 10:30 am               Senior Center Counseling Services
9/24, 12:30-2:30 pm.                     Tues, 1 pm                               Thursdays with Esther Richmond, 1 pm       Jane Beitman is available by appoint-
OBCOA Board of Directors                 Conversations                            Scrabble & Cribbage                        ment. Call Susan von Steiger to set up
Meeting 9/17, 10:30 am.                  Fri., 10-11:30 am                        Fri., 9-11 am                              an appointment.
Friends of OBCOA Meeting 9/10,           With Bob Iadicicco                       An Afternoon at the Movies!
10:30 am. Please join. New members       Knitting                                 Wednesdays, 1 pm                           Remember our NuStep and Treadmill
will be welcomed and officers will be    Barbara Morrison                         Please call ahead for listings             machines are available. Please have a
elected. Membership $5/year.             Thurs., 1 pm                             Foxwoods, Sponsored by the Friends         doctor’s authorization for you to use
Morning Coffee Conversations             Quilting                                 of Oak Bluffs COA 9/23,                    these machines and call Roger for fur-
Every morning at 8:30 am                 With Glenna Barkan                       $25 per person for RT coach, you pro-      ther information.
Wood Carving Monday & Thursday,          Mon. & Fri., 1 pm                        vide your SSA ticket and spending
9-11 am, With Dick Brown et al           Ladies Bridge Lessons With Anita         money. Depart 7 am boat, return 6:15       Call the Center to have your name
Chair Caning Tuesdays, 9 am              Perrson Beginning September 8            boat. Call Rose to reserve. Seats fill     added to our Emergency and
With Bob Kinnecom                        Tues., 1 pm                              quickly!                                   Hurricane list.
Water Color Classes Tuesdays, 9 am       Watercolor Class With Doug               Fall “Friends of OBCOA” Trips
Ladies & Men’s Luncheon                  Peckham Tues., 9 am                      10/21 Salem Mass. – Tour the House          Check Megan Alley’s weekly column
9/23, 12 noon $5 per person, call Rose   Exercise with Sue Collinson              of Seven Gables, enjoy lunch and a                 in the Calendar section
to make your reservation!                Mon., 8:45 am                            tour of the Salem Witch Museum.              for updates and additional notices.




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                        Island-Wide Calendar of Activities
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          EXERCISE                                                                                      Peter H. Luce Play Readers’ Society
                                                                                                                   Tisbury Senior Center
                                         THURSDAY AT THE MOVIES
             AND
                                                                                                                  Wednesdays 9 am -12 noon
                                            Tisbury Senior Center. Thursdays, 1 pm
           FITNESS                    9/3 Ladies in Lavender (Pre WWII England) A story of

                                                                                                                       September: Brecht Month
                                      trust, love and uncertainty in that foreboding time.

    T’ai Chi Chih                                                                                       In honor of Peter Luce. Welcome to all who love listen-
                                      9/10 The Soloist A Los Angeles journalist (Robert Downey

    Up-Island Senior Center.                                                                                ing to, reading and discussing great stage plays.
                                      Jr.) befriends a homeless Julliard trained musician (Jamie

                                                                                                                        The Threepenny Opera
                                      Foxx)
    Kanta Lipsky, Instructor.         9/17 Sunshine Cleaning From the producers of Little Miss
    Wed., 9:15-10:15, $8
                                                                                                                        The Threepenny Opera
                                      Sunshine, a high spirited comedy-drama about a mom, her son,
    508-696-1917
                                                                                                              Reading, Music (English) Jay Sigler, Director
                                      her sister. Starring Amy Adams & Alan Arkin
    Yoga for Seniors
                                                                                                                       St. Joan of the Stockyards
                                      9/24 Easy Virtue In a family that prides itself as proper,
    Up-Island Senior Center.
                                                                                                                         Film, Music, discussion
                                      vice becomes virtue. A young Englishman marries a glamorous
    Kanta Lipsky, Instructor.
                                                                                                                                  Galileo
                                      American, brings her home and blows their entrenched British

    Mon., 12 noon $8
                                                                                                                           Anne Good, Director
                                      stuffiness out the window.

    Wed. & Fri., 10:30 am
    Call 508-696-1917 for info.                                                                                             Mother Courage
                                                                                                                         Elaine Eugster, Director
                                                   Beat the heat. We’re air conditioned!

    Osteo Yoga Edgartown
                                                     Popcorn – 50” flat screen TV –

    Senior Center, Carol
                                                                 no charge                                               Leslie J. Stark, Director

    Aranzabe Thurs., 8:30 am
                                    Aquatic Exercise Class
    Call 508-627-4368 to register
                                    Mansion House Pool
    Gentle Yoga for Osteoporosis                                                                                                             Felix Neck
                                    Call Mansion House for infor-
    Carol Vega, Instructor                                                       ARTS
                                    mation. 508-693-7400
    Santosha Yoga Studio
                                                                                 AND
                                                                                                                                              Wildlife
    West Tisbury (formerly                                                                                    CARDS
                                         Discussion,                            CRAFTS
    Wellness Center) Thurs. 4 pm
                                                                                                               AND
                                        Conversation,
                                                                                                                                             Sanctuary
    $15/class, $130/10 classes
    508-693-6147                           Books,                                                             GAMES                           tel: 508-627-4850

    Walking Group Call Ellen,           Playreading,
                                                                                                                                              fax: 508-627-6052
                                         Writing and                   Painting & Drawing
    Up-Island Senior Center
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                                           more…                       Thurs., 9-11 am
    508-693-2896 for info.
                                                                                                                                          A fee i s cha r ged for some
                                                                       Tisbury Senior Center
    Exercise with Lisa Amols
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                                    MV TRIAD                           Newcomers welcome
    50+ Active Senior Exercise                                                                       Mah Jong – the latest craze!
                                                                                                                                           Regi str a tion r equir ed
                                    Tisbury Senior Center              Water Color Class
    Class With Lisa Amols, Lisa's                                      Tues., 9-11 am                Tisbury, Mon. 1 pm
                                    Call 508-696-4205
    Studio, Wed & Fri, 8:30 am                                                                       Edgartown, Thurs. 10 am
                                                                                                                                             Moon Rise Kayak
                                    Discussion Group,                  Oak Bluffs Senior Center
    Call 508-693-1009 for info.                                                                      Up-Island, Wed., 1 pm
                                                                                                                                           September 3, 4, 5 & 6,
                                    Tues., 9:30 am.                    With Doug Peckham
    Strength Training with Lisa                                                                      Scrabble
                                                                                                                                                 6:00pm
                                    Up-Island Senior Center            Water Color Classes
    Amols Edgartown Senior                                             Up-Island Senior Center       Up-Island, Thurs. 1 pm
                                    9/1 - “Health Care Reform
    Center Tues, 8:30; Thurs,                                                                        Edgartown, Fri. 9:30 am
                                                                                                                                            Guided Kayak Tour
                                    101” Dr. Jordon Cohen              Fridays at 1 pm
    10:30 Call 508-627-4368 to                                                                       Pocket Billiards
                                                                                                                                          September 1 & 4, 10:00 -
                                    9/8 - “Changes in the US           Chair Caning
    register                                                                                         Up-Island Senior Center.
                                                                                                                                                  12:00
                                    Chaplaincy Corps”                  Oak Bluffs Senior Center
    Pilates Up-Island Senior                                           Beginning again in May        Please call for available times
                                    William Cline
    Center Toni Cohen,                                                                               Men’s Cards
                                                                                                                                               K a y a k Qu e s t
                                    Conversations                      Woodcarving
    Instructor Mon., 10:30-11:30                                                                     Oak Bluffs
                                                                                                                                            Through September
                                    Fri., 10-11:30 am,                 Mon. & Thurs., 9 am
    am $8 per class                                                                                  Senior Center.
                                                                                                                                          Tuesday & Friday, 1:00 -
                                    Oak Bluffs Senior Center.          Oak Bluffs Senior Center
    Pilates Edgartown Senior                                                                         Wed., 9-12
                                                                                                                                                 3:30 pm
                                    Peter H. Luce Play Readers’        Primitive Rug Hooking
    Center Brenda Correa,                                                                            noon.
                                                                                                                                           Monday, Wednesday,
                                    Society Tisbury Senior             Edgartown Senior Center
    Instructor Tues, 10 am                                                                           Ladies Cards
                                                                                                                                                 Thursday
                                    Center. Wed., 9-12 noon            Thurs., 1 pm
    Call 508-627-4368 to register                                                                    Oak Bluffs Senior Center
                                                                                                                                               9:00 - 11:30
                                    See box above                      Mindful Knitting
    Sit & Get Fit Tisbury Senior                                                                     Tues., 1 pm
                                                                                                                                               11:30 - 1:30
                                    Poetry Reading                     Edgartown Senior Center
    Center Mon. & Wed., 1 pm                                                                         Cribbage
                                                                                                                                                1:30 - 4:00
                                    Tisbury Senior Center              Tuesdays, 5-7 pm
    60 minute supervised video                                         Call 508-627-4368 x15         Oak Bluffs Senior Center
                                    Next meeting, Oct. 5
    instruction, aerobic,                                              Lunchtime Needleworkers       Fri., 9 am
                                    Featured poet: Rita Dove
    strength, stretch & tone                                           Edgartown Senior Center       Bridge Lessons
                                    Book Discussion
    exercise                                                           Fridays, 1-3                  On hiatus for summer
                                    Up-Island Senior Center
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                                                                                                                                         Nicole Barlett, RN VNA
    using a chair                                                      Friday Knitters               With Anita Persson
                                    9/30, 10:30 am, “The White
                                                                                                                                         Marina Lent, Chilmark
    for support                                                        Tisbury Senior Center         Party Bridge
                                    Tiger” by Aravind Adigo
                                                                                                                                             Boa rd of Health
    & balance                                                          10-12 noon                    Tisbury Senior Center
                                    Book Discussion Group
                                                                                                                                              Chilmark Library
    The “Everything                                                    A gathering of all knitting   Fri. at 1 pm
                                    Edgartown Public Library
                                                                                                                                          September 22, 1:30-2:30
    Workout”                                                           levels                        Bingo
                                    with Nis Kildegaard
                                                                                                                                              Flu Season Facts:
    Tisbury Senior                                                     Bring your own project.       Oak Bluffs Senior Center
                                    Call Nis for details.
                                                                                                                                          Public information on the
    Center Eddie                                                       Late Afternoon Knitting       Wed. 9/16, 6-8 pm
                                    Tisbury Book Club
                                                                                                                                            upcoming flu season
    Parker, Instructor                                                 Tisbury Senior Center
                                    VH Public Library
    Thursdays, 10 am, $6/class,                                        First Wed. of the month
                                    9/17, 1:30 pm
    $20/mo, Balance, Posture,                                          9/2, 4-6 pm
                                    “The Memory of Running”
    Stretch, Fun! Bring a mat.                                         Knitting
                                    By Ron McLarty
    New! Flamenco
                                                                                                                         Meeting Notice
                                    Books available at the library     Oak Bluffs Senior Center
    Dance/Exercise Tisbury
                                                                                                       The Men’s Bereavement Group of Martha’s Vineyard
                                    Writing Group                      1 pm, w/Nancy Merjos
    Senior Center Alicia Tineo
                                                                                                                  Ever y Wednesday, 2:00 pm.
                                    Up-Island Senior Center            Quilting
    Lazaro, Instructor                                                 Oak Bluffs Senior Center
                                    With Cynthia Riggs
    Wed., 2 pm $10/class                                               Mon. & Fri, 1 pm
                                                                                                       This support group is open to all men grieving the loss of
                                    Tues., 10 am
    Men’s Strength Training
                                                                                                       their spouse or life partner. Meetings are free of charge and
    Edgartown Senior Center
                                                                                                       generally last about one hour. Meetings are held at the
    Bill White, Instructor
                                                                                                       home of the group’s founder, Samuel M. Feldman, 25
                                      Life Line: Emergency Response System
    Fri, 8:30 am
                                                                                                       Osprey Lane, Chilmark
    Call 508-627-4368 to register
                                      Debra Deluca                                                     Psychiatrist Dr. George Cohn facilitates.
    Exercise Classes
                                      September 23, 2 pm
    Oak Bluffs Senior Center
                                      Tisbury Senior Center                                             For more information, pleas e conta ct AC Miller, by
    Mon., 9 am w/Sue Collinson
                                      A presentation on the Life Line Emergency Response                            email: acmillersri@gmail.com
    Thurs., 9 am w/Bill White
                                      System and the new equipment available.                                     or by phone at 508-939-1807.
    Fri,. 8:30 am w/Floyd Lifton
                                      Call 508-696-4205 to sign up.
September 2009                                                                                                                                                                               5

S.H.I.N.E. Program                                                                    Dining
SHINE NEWS
Don’t miss this sma ll window of opportunity to
                                                                                                           Regional Luncheon
make chang es to your hea lth ins urance…                                                              Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School
  The upcoming annual Medicare open enrollment period, beginning November
15 and ending December 31 for Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare HMOs,                          School is back in session and Chef Jack O’Malley
PPOs, PFFS) and Medicare Prescription Drug plans (Part D) is fast approaching.           and his talented students will be ready to prepare a monthly meal
Plan members will be receiving information from their insurance provider/s                                     beginning in October.
describing premium, co-pay, deductible and prescription formulary changes if
                                                                                        Look for date, time and menu in the next issue of 55PLUS TIMES
applicable. Your options for 2010 coverage may include a number of new plans
with a wide range of premium costs or possibly your plan may be leaving the state
in which case you will need to make a change.
  Appointments to go over your options and/or review your current plans can be
scheduled with SHINE Counselors at your local Senior Center. Revised Medicare                                                           Better put everything away
plan information will be available in Mid-October; appointments fill up fast so
you are urged to call your local Senior Center for an appointment.
                                                                                                                                           school’s startin’ up.

Windemere Coffee Hour
at the Tis bur y and Edgartown Councils on Aging

                                                                                      Elder Services of Cape Cod
Tisbury, September 1, 4-5 pm, Edgartown, September 10, 9:30-10:30 am

                                                                                      and The Islands, Inc. 1-800-244-4630
Join Windemere Administrator Ken Chisholm for coffee, doughnuts and fresh-
baked muffins. Enjoy a screening of Windemere’s oral history documentary
“Voices from Windemere” a photo slideshow of community-supported programs

                                                                                                               SENIOR DINING CENTERS
begun in our 15th year at Windemere. We want to get the word out about how
“Windemere is on the Move.” Any questions? Call 508-693-0410 ext 217.
                                                                                                                            Reservations required.
      2009 Decorator Showhouse & Gardens                                              TISBURY 508-693-8337
                                                                                      Monday through Friday                                    OAK BLUFFS 508-693-4509
                                                                                      UP-ISLAND 508-693-2896
          A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard                                                                              Tuesday and Thursday
                          105 Main St., Edgartown
        Volunteers are needed to greet the public through September                   Thursday
                     Call 508-939-4114 for information                                                           MEALS ON WHEELS
                September Hours: Friday & Saturday 10-4                                                     For information on how to receive
                     Sunday 12-4, Closing September 27                                           Meals on Wheels or to volunteer, call 508-693-4393, ext. 12.


Elder Services of Cape Cod
and The Islands, Inc. 1-800-244-4630
                                                                                        For information about volunteering or to register as an RSVP/Senior
                                                                                      Environment Corps volunteer contact Susan Schneider, 800-244-4630, x520
                                                                                      susan.schneider@escci.org.
 Senior Service
                                                                                      Bridge Back to Work
 Environment Corps                                                                      The Mature Workers Program of Elder Services of Cape Cod and the
   A program of Elder Services of Cape Cod &                                          Islands, Inc. still has openings for our paid internship program. It is a “Bridge-
 the Islands, the Senior Service Corps is part of                                     Back-to-Work” Program for income eligible people 55 and older, provideing
 the Corporation for National and Community Service. The SEC develops part-           an opportunity for new work experience to help mature workers obtain
 nerships with local organizations and agencies and works with them to match          employment again. To learn more about this paid on-the-job work and training
 volunteers with projects. Currently, we have over 80 service partners across         opportunity, call Mary or Gloria at 800-244-4630, Ext. 543 or 542.”
 the Cape and Islands where our volunteers are serving.
   Here on the Vineyard there are ongoing Senior Service Environment Corps
 volunteer activities and opportunities. A small but dedicated group of volun-        Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
 teers have been making a contribution to the Island’s highly sensitive environ-        Join a team of committed volunteers who advocate for quality care in nurs-
 ment by conducting radon tests for homeowners during the fall and winter.            ing and rest homes, protect resident’s rights, and serve as a voice for nursing
 This program will continue in the fall/winter of 2009/10. At Felix Neck              and rest home residents. Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers are people
 Wildlife Sanctuary SEC volunteers participated in the Commonwealth wide              just like you who have an hour or two a week to spare. The program is cur-
 horseshoe crab census in late spring. And Senior Service Corps volunteers            rently accepting applications for a three day certification training, October 22,
 provide transportation to medical appointments and more through Vineyard             23, and 30 at the Elder’s Services of Cape Cod and Island’s office in Dennis.
 Village at Home, a non-profit referral service assisting Vineyard seniors.           To learn more contact Cheryl Gayle, Program Director 1-800-244 4630, x 501
                                                                                      or email cheryl.gayl at www.escci.org


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                                                                                        for individual towns.                                                          1/4 page $375

                                                                                        Don’t miss targeting this active audience in our upcoming issues the last      1/2 page $700
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6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 2009

Travel News                                                                                                      “ The Long and Winding Road”
                                                                                                                 Huntington Theatre, Boston
Foxw oods Trip                                                                                                   November 7 matinee
September 23,                                                                                                    You don’t have to be a “Baby Boomer” to enjoy or appreciate the journey of A
$25 per person, leave on 7 am boat, return on the 6:15. Sponsored by Friends of                                  Long and Winding Road, but revisiting one’s past is certainly part of the fun! If
OBCOA. Call Rose to reserve your seat, 508-693-4509                                                              you were alive and aware in the 1960’s you’ll love this cabaret tour-de force. A
Subs cribe to BS O!                                                                                              review by Nelson Pressley that appeared in the Washington Post: “Early in “A
 It’s not too late to become a Boston Symphony Orchestra subscriber and travel                                   Long and Winding Road,” Maureen McGovern’s musical memoir at Arena Stage,
by charter coach to five magnificent performances from October –March. Call                                      the pop chanteuse unleashes an a cappella riff through some of the great nonsense
Sandy, Tisbury Travel Club for info. 508-696-4205                                                                lyrics of all time: “Shoo-bop, shoo-bop,” “Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang” and maybe
Falmouth Shopping Trip                                                                                           20 more. It’s like spinning the dial on a transistor radio a generation ago, and of
September 23                                                                                                     course it’s gloriously done. McGovern ….has a warm, pure voice with unerring
First trip of the season! Call Ellen, 508-693-2896 for details and reservations                                  pitch, and this unchained medley of goofball licks from her youth gets her shim-
Boston Symphony Open Rehears al                                                                                  mying like a kid at a pajama party.” Grammy winner, Academy Award winner,
October 22                                                                                                       and Broadway star Ms. McGovern says about her show, “I want it to be more a
Beethoven - The Complete Symphonies                                                                              statement, and something that could be done in a theatrical way.” The show is a
Program 1 - Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 3                                                                              scrapbook of the times as chronicled by the music of Bob Dylan, Carole King,
Conductor, James Levine.                                                                                         Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, the Beatles, etc. The New York
Leave on the 7 am boat, return on the 6:15 or 7:30 pm boat. Lunch at                                             Times has dubbed it “the second half of the Great American Songbook.” Let the
Maggiano’s. After lunch we will enjoy a very informative and entertaining tour of                                power of music take you back to a moment in time. Lunch at the Beehive. Call
a section of Boston narrated by Susan Pennington. Roundtrip motor coach,                                         Tisbury Travel Club, 508-696-4205, M-F, to reserve and for more information.
rehearsal, lunch, tour & gratuities $55                                                                          DreamGir ls (Tony Award-Winning Mus ical), Februar y 14, 2010
Reservations by October 9, call Up-Island, Howes House 508-693-2896                                              Colonial Theatre, Give yourself a Valentine’s Day present. More details in
                                                                                                                 October 55Plus. Please call Joyce, 508-693-2896 if you are interested.


                                                                     See You in September!
                                         The Friends of the Tisbury COA invite you to
                                            A Real Smoked Chicken BBQ
                                              Monday, September 14, 12 noon
                                         $10 • All payments are requested by noon on September 9


Tisbury Highlights - 508-696-4205                                                                                                                                                                                                                     See Service Programs, page 1 and Calendar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Activities, page 4 for more listings.


(See Calendar, P4 for all regularly        cle and core strength, mobility, pos-                                ground as to the complex cultural ori-                                                                                                                              Association of Elder Law Attorneys.
scheduled classes)                         ture, memory and coordination, fla-                                  gin of the dance. Stay afterward for                                                                                                                                His Elder Law Paralegal, Brenda
                                           menco offers a full-bodied awakening                                 tea and to meet Ms. Lazaro.                                                                                                                                         Costa, is a native of the Vineyard and
FLAMENCO!
                                           to grace, power and creativity.                                      Reservations requested. No charge.                                                                                                                                  her parents are life-long Island resi-
Alicia Tineo Lazaro, instructor
                                           Flamenco nourishes the body, mind                                    Please call for reservations. All wel-                                                                                                                              dents. As a family, they have experi-
Formally trained in ballet, modern,
                                           and soul of the dancer!                                              come.                                                                                                                                                               enced firsthand the issues unique to
Spanish folkloric dance and flamenco,
                                           Classes begin 9/9,2 pm, $10. Call                                    A FREE LEGAL CLINIC                                                                                                                                                 island residents. Mr. Bergeron has
Alicia Tineo Lazaro has been dancing
                                           the senior center to register. For                                   •The first of four•                                                                                                                                                 been conducting legal clinics at the
and performing since 1994, studying
                                           more information about the dance and                                 “Nursing Homes & Asset Protection:                                                                                                                                  Council on Aging in Marlborough for
at several acclaimed Spanish conser-
                                           its benefits come to the event listed                                Planning for the Worst”                                                                                                                                             several years and at Brenda’s sugges-
vatories including the Conservatorio
                                           just below. It will be fun and informa-                              9/24, 5:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                     tion has agreed to offer the clinics on
Profesional de Riba Roja del Turia in
                                           tive!                                                                Presented by: Arthur P. Bergeron                                                                                                                                    the Vineyard. She will be joining him
Valencia. With an interest in various
                                           TEA & TALK                                                           Get the latest information on what has                                                                                                                              in the presentations. There will be two
other dance traditions, she explored
                                           9/2, 2 pm                                                            worked and what hasn’t for seniors                                                                                                                                  clinics this autumn and two more in
new possibilities of movement and
                                           Guest speaker, professional dancer                                   and their families trying to protect                                                                                                                                the spring. All are free and a light din-
expression within the framework of
                                           Alicia Teneo Lazaro has a broad                                      themselves from being financially                                                                                                                                   ner will be provided. Any questions
flamenco. Alicia adapts this ancient
                                           background in dance. She is from                                     wiped out by the high cost of long-                                                                                                                                 about this clinic can be answered by
dance form to accommodate the needs
                                           Valencia, Spain and will focus on fla-                               term care.                                                                                                                                                          calling Atty. Bergeron at 508-481-
of each of her students, emphasizing
                                           menco, the Spanish dance genre char-                                 Atty. Bergeron is an elder law attor-                                                                                                                               0103 x228.
the many benefits that can be found at
                                           acterized by its audible footwork. The                               ney with a practice in Marlborough,                                                                                                                                 Reservations are requested, call the
any level of practice. Improving mus-
                                           short talk will cover a bit of back-                                 MA and a member of the National                                                                                                                                     Tisbury Senior Center


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Howes House                                                                                       Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians (VIP )
Special Events                                                                                    Parkinson’s Support Group
P lea se ca ll to r eser ve for a ll events, 508-693-2896                                         Howes House
Annual Lobster Roll Picnic at “ The Galley” in Menemsha                                           September 14, 10 am
September 14, 12 noon Join us at the Galley!! Beverage, chowder, lobster roll and dessert.
Reservations must be made by September 8th. Price to be determined. Call for informa-
tion and reservations.                                                                            RHCI Neurologis t, Physica l Thera pis t Discus s Parkins on’s Dis ease:
Vineyard Isle Parkinson’s Support Group, September 14                                             It’s More than a Movement Dis order
The Support Group will host a presentation by guest speakers Dr. David Lowell (Medical              VIP will host a presentation by Dr. David M. Lowell and Dawn
Director) and Dawn Lucier (Education Coordinator), about the Parkinson’s Program at
                                                                                                  Lucier from RHCI (Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Cod & the
the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands (RHCI). The public is invited. Call
Ellen to sign up.                                                                                 Islands). Please call Ellen, 508-693-2896, for information and
Boston Symphony Open Rehearsal, October 22                                                        to register.
Beethoven - The Complete Symphonies, Program 1 - Symphonies No. 1,2 & 3
Conductor James Levine.                                                                             Experts on treating Parkinson’s disease, RHCI’s Medical Director,
Leave on the 7 am boat, return on the 6:15 or 7:30 boat                                           David M. Lowell, MD, a neurologist, and Dawn Lucier, PT, coordina-
Lunch at Maggiano’s. After lunch we enjoy an informative and entertaining tour of a sec-          tor of RHCI’s Parkinson’s Wellness Program, will define and discuss
tion of Boston narrated by Susan Pennington. Roundtrip motor coach, rehearsal, lunch,
tour & gratuities $55. Reserve by October 9
                                                                                                  treatments for the full spectrum of Parkinson’s symptoms, including
Wisdom in Words November 4, 11 & 18, 1-3 pm                                                       problems with balance, posture, gait, speech, hand-writing, depression,
The best gift we can give one another is ourselves. With the holiday season ahead, try cre-       sleep and behavioral changes. They will discuss how a multi-discipli-
ating a new gift - a set of life stories to hand down to your children and grandchildren.         nary team approach to treatment can have significant impact on a
Writing Coach Elaine Pace has worked with many people who are amazed at what they                 patient’s function and quality of life. In addition, they will share the
learned to create. No previous writing experience is necessary. Everyone is successful! The
workshops take place in a private setting and are limited to no more than 10 participants.
                                                                                                  benefits of a Parkinson’s exercise and wellness program in reducing
Wisdom in Words is free of charge. Call for information.                                          common symptoms and enhancing independence. Dr. Lowell and Ms.
DreamGirls (Tony Award-Winning Musical                                                            Lucier run RHCI’s Parkinson’s Center for Comprehensive Care, which
February 14, 2010 Colonial Theatre, Give yourself a Valentine’s Day present.                      holds twice weekly clinics for evaluating and treating Parkinson’s and
Please call Joyce if you are interested. More details in October 55Plus                           related disorders.



Up-Island Highlights - 508-693-2896                                                                                               See Service Programs, page 1 and Calendar
                                                                                                                                  of Activities, page 4 for more listings.


MONTHLY ACTIVITIES CALENDAR                          Hearing Services                          Book Discussion Group                    Drum Workshop
Available at Howes House, in large                   9/17, Vineyard Audiology                  9/30, 10:30 am. Discuss “The White       9/14 & 28, 1:30
print. See Calendar p. 4 & Service &                 Screenings & repairs                      Tiger“ by Aravind Adigo                  Welcoming new members. Focus on
Support p. 1 for more program infor-                 Call for an appointment.                  Discussion Group                         improving quality of life & rehab for
mation. Please call ahead for all pro-               Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians               Tuesdays, 9:30-11 am                     those with neurological disorders,
                                                                                               9/1 - “Health Care Reform 101” Dr.
grams.                                               Parkinson’s Support Group (VIP)                                                    Parkinson's, arthritis, etc.
                                                                                               Jordon Cohen
Senior Stretchercize with Certified                  9/14, at 10:30 am. See details above      9/8 - “Changes in the US Chaplaincy      Computer Instruction
Instructor Lisa Amols Fall schedule                  Parkinson’s Caregiver Support             Corps“ William Cline                     Call Kathleen for information.
Wed. & Fri., 9:45 - 11 am                            Group 9/16, 2 pm                          Writing Group Tues., 10 am               Dining Program
Call 508-693-1009 for information.                   Drum Workshop w/Rick Bausman              Watercolor with Nancy Cabot              Thursdays, 12:30 pm
Yoga Mon., 12-1 pm                                   Call Ellen for schedule                   Fridays at 1 pm                          Please reserve 48 hours in advance.
Wed. & Fri., 10:30-11:30 am                          Walking Group                             Pocket Billiards                         Notary Services
T’ai Chi Chih Wed., 9:15-10:15                       Call Ellen for schedule and location      Call for available times.                Free of charge, File of Life
Pilates With Toni Cohen                              Senior Stretchersize                      Scrabble Thursdays, 1-4                  Available at the center, a magnetic
Monday only, 10:30-11:30 am                          50+ Active Senior Exercise Class          Mah Jong. Join us on Wednesdays,         card kept on your refrigerator with
Pilates works from the inside out,                   With Lisa Amols, Lisa's Studio            at 1pm. Instruction available at no      personal medical information, accessi-
emphasizing core conditioning and                    Wed & Fri, 8:30 am. Call 508-693-         charge.                                  ble to EMT’s should they arrive on an
body awareness. It is safe and highly                1009 for information.                     Health Insurance Counseling              emergency call.
effective for all ages and abilities                 Surplus Food Distribution Call for        Health Insurance Counselor Joyce         Falmouth Shopping Trip 9/23
focusing on ways to stretch, strength-               schedule. Income guidelines apply.        Bowker can provide information &         Call Ellen for details and to sign up.
en and streamline your body without                  Senior Tax Relief Work Program            counseling assistance.                   Special Programs & Events
building bulk or stressing joints. ($8               Year round West Tisbury resident          Outreach Services Ellen Reynolds is      (details above)
per class)                                           property owners 60+                       available Mon.-Fri., 8:30-3:30. Meet     9/14, Menemsha lobster picnic
Podiatry Clinic 9/14 & 9/28, Call Dr.                Eligible participants receive abatement   confidentially with Ellen to learn       9/14, VIP Speaker
Murray Bialow 1-888-289-8595 for an                  on property taxes.                        about resources available in the com-    10/22, BSO Rehearsal
                                                                                               munity to meet your needs.
appointment.                                         Income guidelines apply.                                                           2/14/09, DreamGirls, Colonial Theater




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