Seasonings

November 2014
Mattapoisett Friends of the Elderly—Seasonings
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Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging, Inc.
P.O. Box 1116, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
NOVEMBER 2014
17 Barstow St.
Friends of the
Ma"apoise"
Council on Aging, Inc.
Board of Directors
Bob Kelley, President
Sandra Reynolds, V-P
Maureen McCarthy, Treas.
Carolyn Thomas, Clerk
Joan Cotter
Mary Flood
Kay Levine
Dot Lewis
Leona Mansfield
Joan Noyer
Jo Pannell
Lou Reade
Dorothy Salgado
Mary Scott
Board Meetings
Next Meeting:
November 3rd at 3 p.m.
PUBLIC IS WELCOME
COUNCIL ON AGING
Execu!ve Director
Jacqueline Coucci
MATTAPOISETT COUNCIL ON AGING
P.O. Box 528 Mattapoisett 02739 508-758-4110
Art
For Your Mind
Genre Painting
Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 12:30—1:30 p.m. Only $3
Genre is an umbrella term for painting in
various specialized categories, such as historical paintings (including religious and
mythological), portrait, landscape, animal
paintings and still life. Learn more about
genre painting and how artists have made
decisions over the years.
Art For Your Mind presentations reveal entirely new ways to "look". Observing art becomes intriguing, fun, relevant and a great
way to learn. People are energized to find
that they're good at it; the experience encourages creativity.
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Outreach Coordinator
Susan Keir
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Administra!ve Coord.
Cynthia Macallister
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C.O.A. Board
Chair: Liz Field
Vice-Chair: Lois Murray
Secretary: Judith Kennedy
Treasurer: Bob Walter
Robert Belenger
Gayle Jarvis
Rachel McGourthy
Marcella Nelson
Melody Pacheco
Peg Weymouth
C.O.A. Meeting
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5th
8 a.m.
From $0 to $48 a month! Just like that!
This is what someone just realized they would
have had to pay with the changes to their stand
-alone drug plan. Luckily, that person was able
to find a better plan to keep their costs down.
How? They met with a SHINE Counselor at
the COA, and so should you! Chances are,
you may not really know if you need your insurance changed unless you have a review of
your current plan, and there is only a small
window of time to check on it. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is
Oct.15 – Dec. 7th (Changes will take effect on
January 1.) On Monday, November 3rd,
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www.mattapoisett.net
Although the “experts” are calling for a
mild winter, we all know that we, New
Englanders, will have to put the heat on
at some point, and that means added oil
and home gas prices. Don’t put yourself
in a bind. See if you qualify for assistance.
Eligibility for most programs is determined by family income and size. Seniors
from other communities should contact
their town Council on Aging for additional information. Mattapoisett Senior residents are encouraged to contact the Mattapoisett Outreach Coordinator, Susan
Keir, on Mondays and Tuesdays, from
8:30-3:30 p.m. She can assist with applications and help determine if you are eligible.
· PACE (People Acting in Community En-
deavors) - Federal funds are available during the winter months.
· Curtis Grant – a private, non-profit fund
specifically earmarked for Tri-Town Seniors, administered through Coastline Elderly Services. This limited, once-a-year
funding must be applied for directly
through your town’s Council on Aging
(Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester).
· Citizens Energy Oil Heat program- A
private, non-profit program to assist families in need of home heating oil. Telephone:
877- 563-4645
· Utility Discounts-All MA electric companies and most gas companies have lowincome discount programs. You automatically qualify for the discounts if you receive food stamp benefits, MassHealth,
SSI, or Fuel Assistance. These discounts
can save you 25-35 percent on each bill. To
apply for discounts, call your gas and electric companies to ask for an application.
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MOVIE & PIZZA
Sponsored by the Friends of Mattapoisett Council on Aging
November 25th at
12:00 noon
This adult comedy stars Meryl
Streep as a successful bakery
owner and single mother of three
who starts a secret affair with
her ex-husband, played by Alec
Baldwin, ten years after their
divorce – only to find herself
drawn to another man: her architect Adam (portrayed by Steve
Martin). Rated R. 2 hours.
RSVP & Payment by 10/24
$2 pizza / Free movie
MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP
Topics vary. Great way to connect with others.
New guys welcome. Just drop in.
Wednesday, November 12th
10 am—11 am
at Matt. Library Conference Room
LEGAL ADVICE.
Tue., Nov. 18th: 15 min. appointment
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. by appt.
Provided at no charge by Suprenant & Beneski.
This service is for any senior—no obligation required.
JOIN THE BOOK CLUB!
3rd WEDNESDAY each MONTH
11 a.m.—12 noon
Everyone is welcome to join the book club at 11:00
a.m. at the COA. At the meeting on Wednesday,
NOV. 19th. If you want to know what book will be
discussed in Nov., call Rachel at 508.758.7995.
Drop ins welcome.
WALKING GROUP
9 AM -Tuesdays.
Approx. 3 miles/ 1 hour.
Route varies, but often goes from COA to Ned’s Point.
Need a slower pace? Call for info. Meet inside COA.
SOUTHCOAST LGBT SUPPER CLUB
Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from
5-7 p.m. at the Fairhaven Council on Aging. Free!
Call Fairhaven COA at 508.979.4029
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Insurance….continued from pg 1
representatives from Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be here
from 3-4 p.m. and SHINE Regional representatives will
be here from 4–5 p.m. It is highly recommended that
anyone 65+ (or who will be) attend the two (2)-hour
session, or any portion thereof. You may also contact
your local COA and ask for S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health
Information Needs of Elders). A trained SHINE Counselor will call you back to assist you with any of the
following:
· Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan and vice-versa.
· Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another
Medicare Advantage Plan.
· Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t
offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan
that offers drug coverage or vice-versa.
· Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
· Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to
another Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
· Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage com-
pletely.
REASSURANCE PROGRAM—Peace of Mind
The Reassurance Program, sponsored by the Mattapoisett Police Department, offers Mattapoisett Seniors
and their families reassurance that they are being checked
on daily. It is reassurance in knowing that help is available in the event the resident does not call in.
Senior residents call the Police Department everyday
between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. As each member
calls in prior to 10 a.m., the dispatch officer notes which
residents have not called in. The dispatch officer then
calls the resident directly. If there is a busy signal or no
answer at the residence, the officer then dispatches a
cruiser to check on the member.
Many Mattapoisett residents do not have immediate
family in the area. For this reason, the Police Department
started the Reassurance Program so that residents may
feel confident that help is available to them.
Even if you don’t want or need this service on a regular
basis, you may consider signing up for special situations. For example, sign up prior to a big storm so the
police will check on you if you lose phone and electricity
service; or sign up when other household members are
on vacation and you’re alone for a period of time.
If you would like to sign up or if you have any
questions, please feel free to call the police station
at (508) 758-4141.
Mattapoisett Friends of the Elderly—Seasonings
November 2014
TRANSPORTATION
One or Two Thoughts for Food
by Margaret Pauline
Everybody likes football. Sunday, Monday or whatever night it is on television. Or maybe you don’t like
football, but you may like food—with or without a
gathering! Whether a dip, appetizer or snacks, whatever you want to put together should go over well.
Here are a couple of ideas you might like.........
For Mattapoisett residents, (except where otherwise noted.)
No car? Call us! Have a car but tight on gas money? Call
us! Traf!ic too crazy? Call us! Want to car pool? Call us!
Wheelchair accessible.
MONDAY—FRIDAY
Mattapoisett to Mattapoisett (service to and
48-hour call ahead
from ANY Mattapoisett location-incl. the
$1 r.t.
beach! Based on driver availability)
5-LAYER DIP
1 can (15 1/2 oz) refried beans
1 tbs chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup sliced black olives
1 tomato, chopped
Mix together beans, chili powder and cumin; spread
onto bottom of 9" pie plate. Top with layers of remaining ingredients. Refrigerate several hours. Serve with
tortilla chips.
CRAB FILLED CRESCENT SNACKS
1 (6 oz) can crabmeat, drained
1/2 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 tbs sliced green onion
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 (8 oz) cans crescent rolls
1 egg
1 tbs water
1 cup sweet and sour sauce
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with foil,
spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In small bowl combine crabmeat, cream cheese, onions and garlic salt; mix well. Separate crescent rolls
into triangles; cut each in half lengthwise( you will
have 32) Place 1 teaspoon crabmeat in center of each;
roll short end over pinching sides to seal. Roll up and
place on cookie sheet. In small bowl beat egg and water well; brush over snacks. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes
until golden. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
3
MONDAYS
8:00 a.m.
$2 r.t.
YMCA NB (Water Aerobics or other)
12 noon
$1
Fairhaven Loop (ANY stop in the
Fhvn area along Rte 6 and Alden Road
to the bridge.)
TUESDAYS
8:30 a.m.
$1 Food Shopping (Stop & Shop, Fhvn)
WEDNESDAYS
2nd Wed. of month TRADER JOE’S, Foxboro
Leaves Matt. approx. (Mattapoisett residents have !irst pri9:15 a.m.
$5r.t. ority. Call COA for more details)
THURSDAYS
Varies
All trips pick up at
Matt. Park & Ride
and Village Court.
Day trips for luncheons, shopping,
sightseeing and more. Check “Trips”
for more information. (no residency
requirement for these trips)
FRIDAYS
1st & 3rd Fridays
WAREHAM CROSSING. Get on and off
Leaves Matt. approx. the van to shop at any store, based up10:30 a.m.
on requests.
$3 r.t.
2nd & 4th Fridays
8:30 a.m. $2 r.t.
Market Basket
LOCAL MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Call the C.O.A. to connect with F.I.S.H. for your local
medical appointments between Wareham and Dartmouth. All drivers are CORI’d. If you need wheelchair
accessible van, the C.O.A. will provide the service.
BOSTON MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Enjoy!!!
See you next time,
For those 60 or older without
dental insurance or without
the financial means, please
contact Holly Petruzzo, RDH of Visiting Dental Hygienist, LLC. at 774-766-7238.
SRTA offers transportation to Boston’s major medical facilities. Service leaves from New Bedford every TUESDAY.
The Mattapoisett COA van can provide round-trip drop off
and pick up to New Bedford. SRTA van leaves New Bedford at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Boston by 10:30 a.m. It
leaves Boston by 2 p.m. Make your appointment on any
Tuesday after 11 a.m. and tell your doctor your appointment
must end before 2 p.m. For more information and to make
an appointment please call 508-758-4110 or 508-991-6253.
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MONDAY
TUESDAY
8:00 NB Y Van Svc
3
8:45 Tai Chi Lite
10:00 Knitting
10:00 Qi Gong
12:00 Strength & Balance
12:00 Fairhaven Loop
1:00 Scrabble
3:00 FoE Meeting
3-5 Health & Drug
Insurance Education
8:30 Food Shopping
8:00
8:45
10:00
10:00
12:00
12:00
1:00
3:00
8:30 Food Shopping
NB Y Van Svc
10
Tai Chi Lite
Knitting
Qi Gong
Strength & Balance
Fairhaven Loop
Scrabble
FoE Meeting
WEDNESDAY
4
November 2014
THURSDAY
8:00 COA BOARD
FRIDAY
6
5
7
8:45 Sport Yoga
9:30 Cardio Fit
9:00
9:00 Walking Group
10:45 Meditation
9:15 IKEA
10:00 Presc. Qi Gong
10:00 Public Health Nurse
12:00 Strength & Balance
10:00 Public Hlth Nurse
10:30 Wareham Crxing
1:00 Water Color Painting
1:00 Bingo
11:30 Belly Dance
1:00 Line Dance
ELECTION DAY!
Hammondtown School Polls
Open 7 a.m.—8 p.m.
11
8:45 Sport Yoga
DAY
9:00 VETERANS’
Walking Group
Bridge
8:45 Yoga
1:15 Mah Jongg
9:15 Trader Joe’s
13
12
9:00 Bridge
10:45Meditation
10:00 Public Hlth Nurse
8:45 Yoga
10:00 Men’s Discussion
11:30 Belly Dance
10:00 Presc. Qi Gong
8:30 Market Basket
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10:00 Public Health Nurse
Town Hall & COA
1:00 Craft Group
CLOSED
1:00 Water Color Painting
14
9:30 Cardio Fit
1:00 Line Dance
12:00 Strength & Balance
1:00 Bingo
1:15 Mah Jongg
8:00 NB Y Van Svc
8:45 Tai Chi Lite
17
10:00 Knitting
10:00 Qi Gong
12:00 Strength & Balance
12:00 Fairhaven Loop
1:00 Scrabble
8:30 Food Shopping
8:00
8:45
10:00
10:00
12:00
12:00
1:00
NB Y Van Svc
Tai Chi Lite
24
Knitting
Qi Gong
Strength & Balance
Fairhaven Loop
Scrabble
8:00 NB Y V
Van S
Svc
27
8:45 Tai Chi Lite
10:00 Knitting
10:00 Qi Gong
12:00 Strength & Balance
12:00 Fairhaven Loop
1:00 Scrabble
8:45 Sport Yoga
9:30 Cardio Fit
18
10:45 Meditation
19
9:00
Bridge
20
9:00 Walking Group
11:00 BOOK CLUB!
10:00 Public Hlth Nurse
10:00 Public Health Nurse
12:00 Strength & Balance
11:30 Belly Dance
12:30 Art Talk: Genres
1:00 Bingo
11:15 Cameron’s Rest.
1:00 Water Color Painting
1:15 Mah Jongg
8:30 Food Shopping
8:45 Sport Yoga
25
9:00 Walking Group
10:00 Public Health Nurse
12:00 Movie & Pizza
9:30 Cardio Fit
1:00 Water Color Painting
1:15 Mah Jongg
8:30 F
Food
Shopping
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pi
9:30 Cardio Fit
8:45 Sport Yoga
28
9:00 Walking Group
10:00 Public Health Nurse
12:00 MOVIE & PIZZA
1:00 Water Color Painting
10:45 Meditation
26
12:00 Strength & Balance
1:00 Bingo
10:45 Meditation
29
9:00
Bridge
21
8:45 Yoga
10:00 Presc. Qi Gong
10:30 Wareham Crxing
27
1:00 Line Dance
28
8:30 Market Basket28
9:15 Wrentham Outlets
8:45
Yoga
THANKSGIVING
HOLIDAY
10:00 Public
Hlth Nurse
……………………………………………………………………………...
10:00 Presc. Qi Gong
Town Hall & COA
11:30 Belly Dance
1:00 Line Dance
CLOSED
HALLOWEEN!
9:00
Bridge
30
12:00 Strength & Balance
10:00 Public Hlth Nurse
1:00 Bingo
10:00 Color Analysis
1:15 Mah Jongg
11:30 Belly Dance
31
8:45 Yoga
10:00 Presc. Qi Gong
10:30 Dartmouth Trip
1:00 Line Dance
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November 2014
Trips & Events
make checks payable to: Mattapoisett COA Mailing address: PO Box 528, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Date
Event/Location
Leave
P&R
Cost
11/3
Health Insurance Talk
3-5 p.m. FREE
11/4
Election Day. Ride to Polls
10-11
Free
Call for ride
11/6
Trip: IKEA
9:15
a.m.
$6
11/11
11/12
VETERANS DAY—CLOSED
Men’s Discussion Group at
Library
10-11
Free
Date
Event/Location
Cost
Leave
11/18
Art Ed: Genre Painting
12:30$3
1:30
11/19
Book Club
11:00 Free
11/20
Trip: Cameron’s Restaurant
11:15
$6
11/25
Movie & Pizza
12:00
$2 pizza
11/27 & 11/28
THANKSGIVING—CLOSED
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MATTAPOISETT, MA
PERMIT NO. PI 101
Change a Person’s Life; Be a Friend
by Susan Keir, Outreach Coordinator
Autumn is drawing to a close and the long winter
months are just around the corner. We are heading
into the most difficult time of year for many senior
residents in town. The days are shorter, many friends
and family leave for warmer climates to escape the
cold; depression and loneliness can become a real
issue for many seniors. I would like everyone, family, friends and neighbors, to think about people you
know who may benefit from a weekly visit.
We all look forward to the holiday season as a time
of happiness, coming together with loved ones, socializing and entertaining. For many people it can be
quite the opposite; a very difficult time. Depression
rates soar during the winter months. Your time and
commitment really can change a person’s life.
Friendship is an essential ingredient for everyone’s
mental health.
Consider requesting a weekly visit for someone
you know or become a visitor yourself. Those of us
who are permanent year-round residents have a responsibility to look out for each other. Friendly visitors are matched one on one with a local senior.
They make a weekly commitment to visit or chat on
the phone. No further obligation is required. Volunteers benefit by network opportunities with other
visitors for support and education. Please consider
changing a life. Call the COA to learn more.