Sutton Senior Center

Sutton Senior Center
19 Hough Road
Sutton, MA 01590
508-234-0703
www.suttonma.org
Monday-Friday 8am –3pm
Worcester State Students Clinicians Seminar of Hearing Loss
Wednesday, November 5 at 1pm
Graduate student clinicians from the Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing
Center will present an interactive and informative talk about living with hearing loss. The
students will discuss factors that contribute to hearing loss, the effects hearing loss has
quality of life and strategies to enhance communication. Suggestions about how to
communicate effectively with a person with hearing loss will be provided to loved ones and
friends. The presentation will be followed by a short question and answer session. In
addition, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a self-assessment questionnaire to
see if further evaluation of hearing is warranted. Informational handouts and examples of and
applications for hearing assistive technology will be available for those who are
interested.
Veterans Appreciation Luncheon
with Entertainer Gary Landgren
the HonkyTonk Man
Friday, November 14 at 11am to 1pm
Please join us as we celebrate
our local Veterans.
We will be serving
Baked Ham, Boiled Potatoes,
Cabbage and Carrots. And a delicious cake
provided to us by the Culinary Arts Students
from BVT
Veterans are welcome to bring a guest to enjoy
a FREE lunch and the festivities.
Reservations are required.
Please call 508-234-0703 and ask for Laurie.
A great big thanks to the
Friends of Sutton Elders
for purchasing a lift chair
for our center.
This chair is currently on
loan to a person in need.
Attention Book Worms
Sutton Library hosts a Book Club
here each month!
They are reading: Room by Emma Donoghue
You can pick up a copy at the Front Desk
Next meeting is Monday, November 10 at its new time...1:30pm
NEWS FROM SHINE
At this meeting we will be discussing your options for MEDICARE IN 2015. We will be reviewing changes
to MEDICARE Health Plans, we will also talk about MEDICARE Part D coverage and how it works. Finally
we will be speaking about programs that may be available to assist you with some or all of your MEDICARE
costs. Please call your local Senior Center to get the location of a meeting near your home. Then call and reserve a space for this important meeting. Remember MEDICARE Open Enrollment is from October 15th to
December 7th. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR PLAN BY DECEMBER 7th. If you have
any questions call us at 1-800-AGE-INFO/1-800-243-4636 option 3 or call our direct line
at 508-422-9931.
DON’T IGNORE YOUR MEDICARE MAIL!!
It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan
(HMO, PPO), you should have received information from your plan by the end of September. It is important
to understand and save this information because it explains any changes in your plan for 2015.
During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 - December 7), you will have a chance to
CHANGE your plan for next year.
SHINE Counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have.
Make your SHINE appointment early!
Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone) volunteers can help you! They offer free, unbiased, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Call your senior center
and ask for a SHINE appointment. You can also call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3.
Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back.
Welcome Pat Morris our new SHINE Counselor. Pat will be in his office the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Please
feel free to call and make an appointment.
SCM ELDERBUS
1-800-321-0243
Providing transportation services to help meet the everyday needs
of seniors and people with disabilities.
Sutton Service Schedule
In town….Monday –Friday
Medical/Work/General business in Sutton 8:30am –3pm
Out of town medical for Worcester and Auburn area
Wednesday /Thursday and Friday
It’s almost that time...Sutton Chain of Lights! Saturday, December 6! The Friends
of Sutton Elders are busy as little elves getting things ready. We are
looking for new or like new items for gift baskets. We could also use some costume
jewelry! Please feel free to drop it off in Michelle’s office before November 21.
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
November
3
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Tai Chi
10 Chatterbox
12:30 Mat Yoga
12:30 Chorus
11:45 Beef and Bean
Chili
4
8:30 Breakfast
10 The Hookers
10:45 Yoga
12:30 Cribbage
12:45 Chorus
2 Power Walk
11:45
Cracker Crumb Fish
5
8:30 Breakfast
9-12 Blood Pressure
10 Muscular Strength
1 Bingo
1pm Worcester State
Graduate Students
presentation on
Hearing Loss
6
8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Power Walk
9 Tai Chi
9–12Computer Class
10 Pitch
12:30 Darts
12:30 Mahjong
11:45
Buttermilk Chicken
11:45
Ham Sandwich and
Soup du jour
10
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Tai Chi
12:30 Mat Yoga
12:30 Chorus
1:30 Book Club
11
Veterans Day
CLOSED
11:45
Garlic Herbed Chicken
17
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Tai Chi
12:30 Mat Yoga
11:45
Beef Stroganoff
18
8:30 Breakfast
10 The Hookers
10:45 Yoga
12:30 Cribbage
12:45 Chorus
2 Power Walk
11:45
Veggie Cheese Bake
7
8:30 Breakfast
9 I’m Sorry
10 Yoga
1 Bingo
11:45
Swedish Meatballs
12
8:30 Breakfast
9-12 Blood Pressure
10 Muscular Strength
1 Bingo
11:45
Roast Beef
Sandwich and Soup du
jour
13
8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Power Walk
9 Tai Chi
9-12 Computer Class
10 Pitch
12:30 Darts
12:30 Mahjong
11:45
Beef and Broccoli
14
8:30 Breakfast
9 I’m Sorry
10 Yoga
11am Veterans
Celebration
11am Hairdresser
1pm Caregiver’s
Support Group
1 Bingo
11:45
Baked Ham
19
8:30 Breakfast
9-12 Blood Pressure
10 Muscular Strength
10am Coin and Jewelry
Show
1 Bingo
11:45
Turkey Cape Cod and
Soup du jour
20
8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Power Walk
9 Tai Chi
9-12 Computer Class
10 Pitch
12:30 Darts
12:30 Mahjong
11:45
Lemon Chicken
21
8:30 Breakfast
9 I’m Sorry
10 Yoga
1 Bingo
11:45
Breaded Fish Filet
26
8:30 Breakfast
9-12 Blood Pressure
10 Muscular Strength
1 Bingo
11:45
Pastrami and Soup
du jour
27
28
SHINE Counselor is in
24
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Tai Chi
12:30 Mat Yoga
11:45
Bacon and Cheese
Omelet
25
8:30 Breakfast
10 The Hookers
10:45 Yoga
12:30 Cribbage
12:45 Chorus
2 Power Walk
11:30
Thanksgiving
Luncheon
CLOSED
CLOSED
OUTREACH UPDATE
Fritzi Petrie
To begin with, this message is written with much love. Yes, you are loved.
It is true of all seasons but especially as we enter into Fall and Winter that
there are more upper respiratory conditions such as colds, bronchitis and
Flu type illnesses. These problems are contagious and are not only serious
for the person suffering the symptoms but for those around them who are
most vulnerable to illness. They are mostly spread by direct contact, bodily discharges and secondary contact such as handling
contaminated materials, air borne (sneezing and coughing), and commonly
through poor or no hand washing. When we do not wash our hands after
using the bathroom then disease causing bacteria are spread on such ordinary surfaces as a door knob.
First of all those of us who frequent the Senior Center tend to be more vulnerable because of age and
multiple health issues which make us more susceptible to contract these seasonal conditions. It is
important to remain at home when experiencing symptoms of illness and get the rest and treatment
necessary to recover. It is also essential that we not spread our contagious diseases to others. So it
truly is a matter of loving yourself enough to take good care of yourself and loving others enough to not
expose them to becoming sick. Remember you are loved and missed when you are not here at the
Senior Center and also loved because you care enough about others to stay away until you are well and
can return to our loving community. Call and let us know when you are not coming in when you have
symptoms that are contagious, especially when we are accustomed to having you here regularly. The
same is true of any place you might decide to go. If you are contagious then your presence could be
harmful to those around you. Thorough hand washing and protected coughing and sneezing are
essential where ever you are both as a protection for you as well as others. Remember you are loved
and your health and well being are very, very important to those of us, your friends, here at the Senior
Center.
Sutton Senior Center
19 Hough Road
Sutton, MA 01590
Funding for this newsletter is made possible by a generous
grant from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs…
We thank you!
Mission of the COA : identify the needs of elderly residents, inform
and educate the community, public officials and enlist support and
participation of residents to serve those needs. We design, promote
and implement services to assist our senior population
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