Newsletter - Peabody Council on Aging

PEABODY COUNCIL ON AGING
Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center
79 Central Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Telephone: (978) 531-2254
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
www.peabodycoa.org
Carolyn Wynn, Director
Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., Mayor
Enjoy an absolutely scrumptious meal of
baked stuffed chicken, green beans almandine,
mashed potatoes & dinner rolls. Apple pie
for dessert, with your choice of coffee or tea.
Payment is required at sign-up and seats cannot be reserved!
Please call (978) 531-2254 if you would like
to volunteer to help set up for the event.
To find out about the Torigian Community Life Center closings
or suspension of activities, please tune into radio station
104.9 FM or turn on Channel 9 on your television
or CALL THE PCOA at (978) 531-2254.
Please note that as previously stated, we
DO NOT follow the Peabody Public Schools closings.
EVEN IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED,
WE PLAN ON BEING OPEN!
Please make sure to call the Center first! Thanks!
IN AN EMERGENCY, ALWAYS CALL 911.
Peabody Fire Headquarters: (978) 531-3444
Peabody Police Department: (978) 538-6300
Emergency Management office: (978) 538-5925
National Grid: 1-800-233-5325
Comcast: 1-800–266-2278
Non-emergency storm-related needs: 211
For updated local storm information:
Dial: (978) 538-5758 or you can call
the Mayor’s Office: (978) 538-5700.
The work of a Volunteer is appreciated
throughout the year. You truly are…
“Exceptional People
with Extraordinary Hearts”
You are invited to attend a
“Holiday” Volunteer Gathering
Thursday, December 18
12:30-2:30 PM
to enjoy an afternoon of
delicious desserts & entertainment
(provided by Alan LaBella)
and socializing with your friends.
Please be sure to sign up at
the front desk so that we have
enough pies for everyone!
This event is for Registered Volunteers only.
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday
Season from the PCOA staff.
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NOVEMBER 2014
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DECEMBER 2014
ACTIVITIES: Judy Walker
December birthdays will be celebrated on Dec. 2. Please register by 11:30 am in the Dining Rm.
November Birthdays celebrated were:
Flora Musgrave, Irene Barrett-Mazzola, Claire Gasinowski,
Gloria Colantuoni, Phyllis Manoogian, Carolyn Wynn, Jack Lawless
Staff and friends…Hope you all had a wonderful Birthday!!!
Special thanks to EVANS FLOWERS for their donation of the birthday balloon and rose!
MONTHLY MOVIE: “White Christmas”
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved
with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of
their former commanding general.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye
And Rosemary Clooney
Showtime: Wednesday, December 10th
at 12:30pm in Jubilee Hall
Christmas Gift Card
Raffle Tickets still being sold!
RAFFLE:
Ziggy’s Donuts
$15.00
PCOA Dining Card
$30.00
Mike & Lills Black Sheep
Restaurant
$30.00
Walmart
$20 & $30.00
Target
$20.00
Market Basket
(Two) $20.00
Family Fare
$20.00
Walgreens
$20.00
Plus $25.00 cash
$1.00 EACH
3 tickets for $2.00
8 tickets for $5.00
Total Winnings:$250.00
Drawing will be
on December 10th
Don’t forget our VARIETY SHOW!
Vaudeville Acts, Salem’s History,
Great Performances! Presenting Two Shows!
Evening Show:
Tuesday, December 2nd, 6-8 pm
Matinee:
Wednesday, December 3rd, 12:30-2:30 pm
Tickets are $5.00 / Call (978) 531-2254
FREE Health Clinics
SCRABBLE:
If you haven’t taken advantage of our FREE Health Clinics, what are you waiting for?
Blood Pressure by Appointment:
3rd Tuesday of each month. (12-16-2014)
Salem Partners now sends us two nurses to check your
blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Meets in the computer room
on the 1st and 3rd Friday of
each month at 1:00pm.
Be sure to JOIN US!
(New Day!)
Diabetes Academy:
CANCELLED DECEMBER DUE TO CHRISTMAS
Walk in Blood Pressure: No Appointment necessary
2nd Thursday of each month (12-11-2014)
Hearing Screenings by Appointment
Joe Sarofeen from Apex Hearing is here on the
4th Thursday of each month to do
FREE Hearing Screenings.
This month he will come on Dec. 4 due to the
Christmas holiday.
Call (978) 531-2254 to schedule your appointments!
CAFÉ AND GIFT SHOP
SOUP IS BACK!!!
COME AND GET SOME!
While you are here,
do some early holiday
shopping. Several new
items have arrived!
“KIOSK FOR LIVING WELL!”
During December, Brenda,
the Million Hearts Nurse will visit the Kiosk on Tuesday, December 16
between 9:30-11:30 am. Sylvia, the Balance/Falls expert
will be in Peabody between 9:00-12:00pm.
The “Kiosk for Living Well” is in the front lobby every Tuesday from
9:00 am—12:00 Noon. Come try it! You’ll love it!
TWO DAYS!
SATURDAY/SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6—7
from 9:00 am—3:00 pm in Jubilee Hall
As an added bonus, we will be featuring
SOAP CARVING activities for the kids, so
bring your children and grandchildren to join
in the fun! Don’t Miss It!
NEW CRAFTER’S GROUP
A NEW Craft Class has started!
It runs every Thursday
from 1:00-3:00 PM
in Classroom A.
Be creative! It’s all fun!
Come join us!
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TRANSPORTATION:
DECEMBER 2014
Dorothy Taylor
RIDE DONATION OF $1.00 EACH WAY IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Trask ADH pick-ups only
9:15 AM— 2:00 PM
Senior pick-ups to Medicals, etc. to:
Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Salem and Lynn
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Start Lunch pick-ups
12:15 PM
Center returns after lunch
2:30 PM
Center and Trask ADH returns
MEDICAL RETURN PICK-UP REMINDER:
In Peabody:
be ready before 3:30 PM
Out of Peabody: be ready before 3:00 PM
* * * * LUNCH PICKUPS FOR SOME * * * *
RIDES WILL BE BETWEEN
10:30 AND 11:00 AM
All immediate reservations must be made a minimum of 3 working days before your appointment
date.
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Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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Clients have 2 days a week to go shopping
(except when a holiday falls on their day.)
The limit is 4 canvas bags (plastic bags roll around!)
*** There will be NO SHOPPING
AT TARGET THIS MONTH
Shopping at Wal-Mart will be December 10
Shopping at
Christmas Tree Shops:
December 17, 2014
Below is the MARKET BASKET in Danvers schedule.
starting at 11:00 AM and returning at 1:00 PM.
The limit is 4 canvas bags and 12 people.
Please call 3 days ahead to get your name on the list.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Thursday appointment.
Friday appointment
Monday appointment
Tuesday appointment
Wednesday appointment
Hooray!
Market Basket
back!
20 Central Street, Lowell Street and West Peabody
50 Warren Street, 12-15-16 Crowninshield Street
South Peabody area, Rockdale Park, Lynn Street and Lynnfield Street
75 Central Street, Eastman Park, Bresnahan Street, Washington Street, 98 Central Street
East End area, Connolly Terrace, Wilson Terrace, 18 Walnut Street, 103 Central Street
Please call the Transportation Office at 978-531-2254 with any questions.
For booked appointments, we will get you
there on time but return time may take a
while due to unforeseen conditions.
(Also, on party days we will not be taking any
appointments until after 10:00 AM.)
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Clients who have medical appointments
on the same day that we pick them up
for lunch, etc. should remind Transportation
to cancel their lunch pick up.
This will help save unnecessary
trips for the drivers!
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PEABODY COUNCIL ON AGING
DECEMBER 2014
In the old Roman calendar, December was the tenth month. December means “Tenth” from
the Latin Decem.
On December 2, 1949, Gene Autry hit the record charts with Rudolph, the Red-Nosed
Reindeer.
On the 6th are Full Moons called Christmas Moon, Christ’s Moon, Long Night Moon, Moon
before Yule and the Oak Moon. This is also St. Nicholas Day.
Pearl Harbor remembrance Day is on the Dec. 7, marking the anniversary of the Japanese
sneak attack in 1941 on Pearl Harbor. The next day the U. S. Congress declared war.
The Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, “The Feast of the Immaculate Conception” is
on the 8th.
Poinsettia Day is on the 12th.
National Guard Birthday is on the 13th. (1636)
On the 15th is the 75th anniversary of the film premiere of “Gone with the Wind”. This is
also National Firefighters Day.
The 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge (1944) is on the 16th.
Jewish Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) starts at Sundown the 16th and ends on the 24th.
Winter begins on the 21st and is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
On the 24th is Christmas Eve and on the 25th is Christian Christmas.
National Quilters’ Day is on the 28th.
On the 31st, Happy New Year’s Eve and don’t forget to write your resolution!
“The first fall of snow….is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world
and wake up in another quite different.” J. B. Priestly
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Phone: 978-532-1516
FAX: 978-532-1517
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Friday, December 12: 10:30-12:00 Noon
If you’ve experienced a loss, dealing with the holidays isn’t easy.
But there is help. The Bertolon Center for Grief and Healing is offering a
ONE DAY WORKSHOP at the Peabody Council on Aging and will
provide education about grief, suggestions and techniques for coping with
loss and an opportunity for participants to share their experiences with one
another. While the workshop is free and open to anyone in the
community who has lost someone special, advance registration is required.
For more information or to register,
call the Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing at (978) 774-5100
or email: [email protected]
In Memory of / In Honor of Envelopes
Envelopes are available to remember a
deceased individual or to honor an
individual or group by a donation to the
Friends of the Peabody Council on
Aging. Envelopes are also available that
will send your donation to the Roger B.
Trask Adult Day Health Program/City
of Peabody. Donations will help to fund
the Scholarship and Activity Programs in
the Trask Center.
Both envelopes are available at the local
funeral homes and at the reception area
at the Torigian Community Life Center.
All donations will be listed
in the Tips & Topics.
DECEMBER 2014
911 Emergency
Disability Database
Alerts EMERGENCY PERSONNEL
to a caller’s disability or special
needs when a 911 CALL IS MADE
FROM HOME! A form is available to
provide information to emergency
services about any special needs a
caller may have (i.e. blind, bedridden,
wheelchair use, etc.) For a form,
contact Maryanne Pierce:
(978) 531-2254 X120
or Sgt. Sheila McDaid: Peabody
Police Dept. at (978) 538-6317.
IN MEMORY OF/IN HONOR OF GIFTS TO THE
PEABODY COUNCIL ON AGING
In Honor of John and Anne Boris: For their generous donation toward
our annual Thanksgiving Party Celebration.
In Honor of Tina Caron’s 85th Birthday: Patti & George Gorman
In Honor of the PCOA: William & Marilyn Metropolis
In Memory of John “Jack” Murtagh: Elizabeth Anthony
In Memory of Stacia Yelinski: Elizabeth Anthony
IN MEMORY OF/IN HONOR OF GIFTS TO THE
TRASK ADH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In Memory of James Kilcoyne: Geraldine Jenkins
In Memory of Steven Druhan: Russell & Marion Bowden
In Memory of Nancy Canu: Donna & Phil DiGiovanni
Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
22 Johnson Street – W. Peabody, Massachusetts 01960
978-535-8700
QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST
Serving the Peabody Community Since 1994
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DECEMBER 2014
Day Trips
Thursday, December 4
Thursday, December 18
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Sicilian Tenors
Yankee Candle Company & Chandlers
(Bright Nights at Forest Park)
Surprise Bag Millionaire Bingo
$
$
82.00 pp
72.00 pp
$
57.00 pp
(Snow Date: Fri., Jan. 30)
Extended/Overnight Trips
Sun/Mon, December 7,8
Indian Head Resort
(Snow Date: December 8,9)
NEW FOR 2015!!! - EXTENDED/OVERNIGHT TRIPS
January 23 to February 1
New Orleans/Western Caribbean Cruise
July 18 to 26
Paris and the Heart of Normandy
$ 182.00/pp (dbl)
$ 231.00/pp (sng)
$ 1,999. pp/up
$ 4,299. pp/up
If you have any questions about a published trip or want to book a trip,
please give Geri a call. She can be reached at: (978) 531-0635 or (978) 807-1105.
PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP:
The following speakers will be at the Parkinson’s Support Group held here at the PCOA
Thursday, December 4: Linda Tickley-Degnen, Occupational Therapist/Tufts
Thursday, December 18: Jack Shapiro, “The Pharmacist”
Thursday, January 15: Dr. David Rintell, Clinical Psych./Brigham&Women’s
All meetings take place between 1:30 and 3:30 pm
in THE COMPUTER ROOM!
For further information or to join this support group, contact Group Coordinator:
Rebecca Stewart @ 978-888-8934
NOTICE!
is now
CLOSED on Thursdays
after 12:30 pm. Sorry
for any inconvenience
this may cause you.
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DECEMBER 2014
SOCIAL SERVICE: MARYANNE PIERCE
MEDICARE’S OPEN
ENROLLMENT
Monday, December 8:
10:00-11:00 am
is continuing through December 7.
Make an appointment with a SHINE Counselor NOW!
Find Out What’s New in Medicare for 2015:
During Open Enrollment, you may enroll in a
new plan or change your Medicare coverage for
next year. This is also an opportunity to review
your current coverage. State-certified SHINE
(Medicare) Counselors will help you understand
your plan, as well as other options you may have.
Please join us for this informative session.
Please call the reception desk to sign up at (978) 531-2254.
Only necessary items, please.
Please book your appointment at the front desk:
(978) 531-2254
TRIAD means a group of three. The three
groups of TRIAD are: The Sheriff’s Office,
Law Enforcement and
Senior Citizens.
TRIAD is now offering
‘Friendly Home Visits’.
The Peabody Council on Aging is looking for Volunteers
to visit home-bound seniors living in Peabody.
Volunteers are asked to visit at least one hour a week
and call a few times a week to chat and keep our seniors
in touch with the outside world. Play games, make
puzzles, learn or teach a hobby, make a friend and have some
Home visits will be two (2) TRIAD
Members who will go to your house to talk
with you about: File of Life,
Shredding & Laminating, Scams,
Disability Indicator Forms, Identity Theft,
Personal Information Records
good conversations. For more information, please call
Sandy, Project Coordinator, at (978) 531-2254 X 119
or email her at [email protected]
Would you like to receive
‘Friendly Telephone Calls’?
If you think you would
benefit from or enjoy an
occasional friendly phone call,
please contact:
Maryanne Pierce
(978) 531-2254
Ext. 120
AARP CHAPTER 4806
Our next meeting
will be held on
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
at 12:45 in our main dining
room. A Guest Speaker will be
announced and
refreshments served.
Looking for new Members!
If you are interested please
contact: Maryanne Pierce
(978) 531-2254, X120.
We continue to accept donations
of unwanted Cell phones.
If you no longer use them, why
not donate them to the
Peabody Council on Aging?
The money raised will be used for
the Center. Please drop off
Your cell phone donation at the
Reception Desk.
It is much appreciated!
It’s never too late to visit our Center!
Our volunteer, Beatriz will be available
to give tours on Fridays between
9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Please call
(978) 531-2254 to schedule an appointment.
If you wish to have a tour on a different day
and time, please contact
Maryanne Pierce at x120.
If you’re a Peabody resident, we can
arrange for you to get picked up/dropped off
through our Transportation Department.
VETERANS Shuttle Service Schedule
FIRST Tuesday of Every Month:
PICK-UP: Torigian Life Center
79 Central St., Peabody
Departs: 8:30 a.m.
PICK-UP: Veterans Hospital,
Jamaica Plain
Departs: 2:00 p.m.
THIRD Wednesday of Every Month
PICK-UP: Torigian Life Center
79 Central St., Peabody
Departs: 8:30 a.m.
PICK-UP: Veterans Hospital,
Jamaica Plain
Departs: 1:00 p.m.
Please call Transportation for a ride at 978-531-2254. Peabody Shuttle riders will be
given VA appointment priority. Each rider is allowed one guest.
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DECEMBER 2014
SOCIAL SERVICE: MARYANNE PIERCE
Presented by Care Dimensions
Two (2) Separate one-time Workshops to help discover and prepare simple inexpensive
holiday recipes, easy to make and share and can be a “gift from the heart”, taking place in
The Torigian Community Life Center KITCHEN on two separate Thursdays,
December 11 and 18….. from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Space is limited and advance registration is required.
Call Care Dimensions’ at the Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing at (855) 774-5100
Be sure to Welcome Officer Cameron!
We are very excited to officially welcome
Officer Rick Cameron to our Senior Center!
Now that our own Peabody Patrolman and
Elder Affairs Officer Rick Cameron has a permanent
office here, please make sure to stop by, say hello and
introduce yourself. He will be available to you anytime he is on
the premises to talk about things or just listen to any
issues or concerns that you might have.
Millions of seniors and adults with disabilities
qualify for, but are not enrolled in, programs that
could help them pay for prescription drugs, medical care, food, or heat for their homes.
BenefitsCheckUp is a free, confidential, online
service. To see if you qualify for benefits and
take the first steps toward applying, go to:
www. benefitscheckup.org
He can be reached at (978) 531-2254, Ext. 142
His door is “always open” and he will be more than
happy to talk to our seniors and lend an ear. His office is located
just inside the door at “The Puzzle Place”. So next time you are
at the Senior Center, please feel free to come over and
welcome him. He is looking forward to meeting you!
CITY OF PEABODY
ATTENTION:
ALS Support Group:
THERE HAS BEEN A PERMANENT
ROOM CHANGE FOR OUR MEETINGS!
Due to the Christmas holiday, the
next meeting will take place on
Public Health Nurse, Chassea Golden Robinson, RN...
is still offering FREE FLU SHOTS to HOMEBOUND SENIORS.
Please contact Chassea at the Peabody Health Department at
(978) 538-5931 or email her at [email protected]
Thursday, December 11
at 1:30 pm
in the
COMPUTER ROOM
NEED HELP PAYING WINTER HEATING BILLS?
HELP is available! The Fuel Assistance Program at North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. helps incomeeligible households pay part of their winter heating bills. If your gross household income falls within the limits show in
this chart, you may qualify for fuel assistance benefits and discounts on your National Grid Gas and Electric Bills.
Household Size
1
2
3
4
5
60 % of Estimated State Median income
$32,618
$42,654
$52,691
$62,727
$72,763
Household Size
6
7
8
9
10
60% of Estimated State Median Income
$82,800
$83,681
$86,563
$88,445
$90,327
For information on how Fuel Assistance works, call: (978) 531-8810 or visit nascap.org.
To schedule an appointment, call the Receptionist at (978) 531-2254
and ask to make an appointment with Leona Kaplan
who will be available on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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MONDAY
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
10:00 Drill Team
11:00 Friendly Visitor
Meeting
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
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TUESDAY
9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Book Club
9:30 Exercise Class w/Edye
9:30 Japanese Bunka
10:30 Line Dancing
11:30 “Birthday Celebration”
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:30 Japanese Bunka
6:30 Holiday Variety Show
Swedish Meatballs
Pasta Primavera
Stuffed Shells
9:00 Hug A Bears
9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Exercise Class w/Edye
9:30 Japanese Bunka
10:30 Line Dancing
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:30 Japanese Bunka
Potato Crunch Fish
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
10:00 Drill Team
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
Chicken Parmesan
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9:00 Hug A Bears
9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Japanese Bunka
9:30 Holiday Party
11:00 Blood Pressure /appt.
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:30 Japanese Bunka
Baked Stuffed Chicken
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9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
10:00 Drill Team
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
2:00 Caregivers Support
Group
Shaved Beef Steak
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9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
10:00 Drill Team
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
Macaroni & Cheese
8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Holiday Variety
Show
1:00 NARFE Meeting
1:30 Triad Board Meeting
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9:00 Hug A Bears
9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Exercise Class w/Edye
9:30 Japanese Bunka
10:30 Line Dancing
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Japanese Bunka
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:45 AARP Meeting
Chicken & Sausage
THURSDAY
4
8:30 Quilting
9:15 Whist
9:30 Big Band Dancing
9:30 Oil Painting/advanced
10:15 Brain Games
10:00 Hearing Screenings
12:30 Corn Hole
1:00 Sing-A-Long
1:30 Parkinson’s Support
Group
8:30 Quilting
9:15 Whist
9:30 Big Band Dance
9:30 Oil Painting/advanced
9:30 Walk in Blood
Pressure
12:30 Corn Hole
12:30 ALS Support Group
1:00 Sing-A-Long
1:00 AARP Board Meeting
3:00 Soul Cooking
Workshop
Turkey Roll Ups
Shepherd’s Pie
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Stuffed Cabbage
12:30 Volunteer Pie
Event
1:00 Sing-A-Long
1:30 Parkinson’s Support
Group
3:00 Soul Cooking
Workshop
8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
10:15 Zumba
12:00 Triad Meeting
12:30 Model Ship
Building
Chicken Cordon Bleu
10:00 Nutrition Lecture
10:30 Coping w/ the
Holidays
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 Bingo
12:30 Reiki by apt.
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FITNESS ROOM
Winter Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00-11:00AM
12:00-3:00 PM
IT’S FREE!
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8:00 Oil Painting
Beginner class
8:00 TOPS Weigh In
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Computer Help
9:15 Bowling
9:30 TOPS Meeting
10:00 Podiatrist by appt.
Dr. Skinner
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 NARFE Mailing
12:30 Bingo
1:00 Scrabble
Baked Scrod
Roast Pork
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8:00 Oil Painting
Beginner class
8:00 TOPS Weigh In
9:00 Computer Help
9:15 Bowling
9:30 TOPS Meeting
Italian Sausage
8:30 Quilting
9:15 Whist
9:30 Big Band Dancing
9:30 Oil Painting/advanced
8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
10:15 Zumba
12:00 Triad Meeting
12:30 Model Ship
Building
Lasagna
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18
24
5
8:00 Oil Painting
Beginner class
8:00 TOPS Weigh In
9:00 Craft Fair
9:00 Computer Help
9:15 Bowling
9:30 TOPS Meeting
10:00 Podiatrist by appt.
Dr. Skinner
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 Bingo
1:00 Scrabble
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8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
12:30 Monthly Movie
“White Christmas”
12:30 Model Ship Building
12:30 Low Vision Group
12:30 Golden Age Party @
Danversport
8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
10:15 Zumba
12:30 Golden Age Club
12:30 Model Ship
Building
2:00 Homeless Provider
Meeting
FRIDAY
Fish Cakes
Grilled Chicken
10
30
9:00 Hug A Bears
9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Exercise Class w/Edye
9:30 Japanese Bunka
10:30 Line Dancing
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Japanese Bunka
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:45 AARP Meeting
Cheeseburger
3
Vegetable Quiche
8
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
10:00 Drill Team
10:00 Shredding and
Laminating
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
2:00 Caregivers Support
Group
WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 2014
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8:00 Oil Painting
Beginner class
8:00 TOPS Weigh In
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Computer Help
9:15 Bowling
9:30 TOPS Meeting
10:00 Podiatrist by appt.
Dr. Skinner
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 NARFE Mailing
1:00 Scrabble
Roast Turkey
FREE Computer
Help!
Every Friday!
9-11 A.M.
See Tony
Schettino!
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PEABODY COUNCIL ON AGING
CATHERINE (KAY) MORROCCO SECRETARY OF
FRIENDS AND TRIAD REPORTS: DECEMBER 2014
The month of December brings thoughts of cold and snowy weather,
but it also brings thoughts of Holidays. Some Seniors may be looking
forward to Christmas, some Seniors may be looking forward to
Hanukkah and some Seniors may be looking forward to Kwanza.
Many good wishes are extended to
all the readers for a Happy Holiday Season.
Another year is coming to a close and the Friends Board of
Directors wish to express their appreciation to each and every
Member-at-Large and every Business Member who has supported
the ‘Purpose’ of the Friends and responded to the Annual Appeal
for Funds.
All Funds received are used to enrich the lives of all Senior People
who come to the Peter A Torigian Senior Center seeking Social
Services and the Programs, or the Classes, or to Socialize with people.
We look forward to the day when everyone who comes to the Senior
Center is a ‘Friend’ of the Peabody Council on Aging.
A monthly newsletter ‘Tips & Topics’ is mailed to every ‘Friend’.
It is filled with PCOA Social Service information and PCOA Bus
Service Information. (On Page 10, programs and activities are listed on
our monthly calendar, Monday through Friday each week of the month
with the starting hour.)
There is additional information concerning Health Insurance, Fuel
Assistance, the SNAP Program and Subsidized Housing as well as
upcoming Day Trips.
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FYI: 2000 copies of Tips & Topics are mailed out each month.
Others are picked up at the Reception Desk.
At the September quarterly meeting, Director of the
PCOA Carolyn Wynn requested funds for the following:
To install air-condition in the Trask Day Health Program Nurse
Station and Treatment Room.
For expenses incurred extending Social Services within the
Outreach Department.
To replace two well used Treadmills in the Fitness Room enjoyed
by hundreds of Senior People.
Funds from the Annual Appeal were also used for expenses incurred
for the successful ‘Indoor Fun /Play Day’ enjoyed by more than three
hundred (300) Seniors on October 6, 2014, as well as for the
Volunteers’ Appreciation Day Luncheon with Entertainment held at the
Danversport Yacht Club.
For the “Young at Heart” Seniors,
A Holiday Poem by Catherine Janssen Irwin
“Only at Christmas”
Only at Christmas are spirits so bright.
Only at Christmas do cares seem so light.
If each day we’d treasure God’s blessing so dear,
we could live Christmas each day of the Year. Amen
DECEMBER 2014
In Honor of Gifts to the
“FRIENDS OF THE PCOA”
In Honor of The Members of the Golden
Echoes Dance Band:
From the Thursday morning people
who appreciate and enjoy dancing and
listening to their wonderful music.
In Honor of and In Appreciation of:
Rich Royer
In Memory of Gifts to the
“FRIENDS OF THE PCOA”
In Memory of Maureen Buckley:
Richard Buckley
In Memory of Gustave Burke:
Jeannette E. Burke
In Memory of Nancy Canu:
MaryAnn Flanagan
In Memory of Anthony Cerullo:
Carol Cerullo
In Memory of Steven Druhan:
Anonymous, Marion Bradbury,
Lorraine Call, Dahria Dylingowski,
Dorothy Eisenman, Millie Schweizer,
Natalie Rabitski, Jill and Carolyn Whalen
In Memory of Ron Loewinsohn:
Victoria Hasday Linsky
In Memory of Tina Maguire:
Frances LeGrand
In Memory of Victor Matsur:
Phyllis Prince
In Memory of John G. Nickerson:
Beatrice Smith
In Memory of Lawrence Prudente:
Josephine Prudente
In Memory of Allan R. Sanger:
Beatrice Smith
In Memory of Rita Wronkowski:
Pauline Troubetaris
ANNOUNCEMENT
The ‘Friends’ of the PCOA is now
able to boost it’s fundraising by
accepting electronic donations on our
new website through PAYPAL. Trusted by nonprofits everywhere, PAYPAL is PCI compliant and donors DO
NOT need a PAYPAL account.
Come visit our website at
www.peabodycoa.org
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This newsletter is provided through the
generosity of “Friends of the Peabody
Council on Aging” and our Advertisers.
Donations In Memory or In Honor Of Are Tax-Deductible.
Enclose Check Payable to ‘Friends of the PCOA’.
$_______.___
Date: _____________
The Purpose of ‘The Friends’ is to supplement the budget
of the Peabody Council on Aging with their efforts to provide
services and programs designed to enrich the quality of life for
Senior People who seek them at the Peter A. Torigian
Community Life Center.
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PCOA BOARD
Rev. Andrew Demotses, Chairperson
Natalie Maga, Vice Chairperson
Leona Kaplan, Vice Chairperson Emeritus
Joseph A. Mendonca, Treasurer
Cookie Melanson, Secretary
William A. Toomey, Emeritus
Russell E. Bowden
Arthur N. Doyle
Catherine E. Morrocco
Dorothy Wallman
Andrew Metropolis
FRIENDS OF THE PCOA BOARD
Russell E. Bowden, President
Michael F. Zellen, Vice President
Geraldine M. Jenkins, Treasurer
Gayle A. Cavanaugh, Assistant Treasurer
Catherine E. Morrocco, Secretary
Patricia J. Hall, Assistant Secretary
William A. Toomey, Past President
Ann M. Blazewicz
Marion J. Bowden
James A. Cantrell
Kaellen E. D’Amour
Joseph F. Edry
Rita S. Edry
Robert A. Hall
Ellen T. Hardy
Joan E. Johnson
Joseph A. Mendonca
Andrew Metropolis Carol A. Murtagh
Flora I. Musgrave
Ann L. Sacco