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
Boston Flower and Garden Show
We’re going to the flower show!!
It’s Boston’s biggest horticultural happening and an inspiration to kick
off the season in style! Leave behind the gray days of winter and
delight your senses with lush and inspiring landscaped gardens.
It’s a breath of fresh air! Shop in the marketplace of over 200 booths
and have lunch in the concession area.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Seaport World Trade Center in Boston
Concession Stands available for lunch
Bus leaves PCOA at 9:45am and returns around 2:15pm
Sign up at the front desk Limited to 17 participants!
“MY LIFE, MY HEALTH” - 6-Week Workshop
Oh, Love is in the air…Enjoy our delicious beef
tenderloin dinner with scrumptious roasted baby
potatoes, green beans and fresh dinner rolls.
For dessert , there will be strawberry shortcake,
served with your choice of either coffee or tea.
Just Delicious!
Tickets on sale NOW!
Remember….ticket sales WILL NOT
be refunded after February 4.
In the event of inclement weather, the party
will be rescheduled to Wednesday, February 18.
On Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. from April 21-– May 26
Are you dealing with a chronic condition every day that is getting
you down? Do you have arthritis, hypertension, and lung issues?
Heart disease? Had a stroke? Are you limited in your
activities and can’t do the things you used to do?
Come to our program that will give you information and teach you
practical skills on managing chronic health problems. The goal is to
enable you to build confidence to assume an active role in managing
your health. Learn to 1: deal with frustration, fatigue, and pain;
2: appropriate use of medications; 3: communicate effectively
with family, friends, and health professionals; 4: good nutrition.
Classes are highly participative, where mutual support
and success build your confidence to manage your
Health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Sign up at PCOA with Judy Walker 978-531-2254
or email [email protected]
Class is limited to 10 participants and free of charge.
THANK YOU BETTY! For all of your tireless work
and big heart during the holidays! The winner of “Betty’s
Christmas Raffle” was Patricia Sorell.
We were able to raise $1,561 for the Transportation
Department and the Adult Day Health Activities Program.
Betty would also like to personally thank all the special
people for their hard work selling tickets:
Pat Kaspryzk, Lisa Machaido, Carol Claffey,
Carol Timmons and The Ladies of the Peabody House;
Barbara Vangelist, Virginia Campbell,
Priscilla Crowell, Martha Rowe and Marge Carrisi
and she would also like to send a great big
THANK YOU to those who bought tickets!
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FEBRUARY 2015
ACTIVITIES: Judy Walker
February Birthdays will be celebrated on Feb. 3rd.
Please register by 11:30 am in the Dining Rm. January Birthdays celebrated were:
Doris Arnold, Pearl Edelstein, Shelley Green,
Carole Haridan and Mel Markowsky
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: “An Affair to Remember”
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the
Empire State Building—but what will happen?
Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr and Richard Denning
Showtime: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
At 12:30pm in Jubilee Hall
FREE Health Clinics
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. (2-17-2015)
Salem Partners now sends us two nurses to check
your blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Diabetes Academy: (2-23-2015)
Walk in Blood Pressure: No Appointment necessary
2nd Thursday of each month (2-12-2015)
Hearing Screenings by Appointment
Joe Sarofeen from Apex Hearing is here on the
4th Thursday of each month to do
FREE Hearing Screenings. (2-26-2015)
Call (978) 531-2254 to
schedule your appointments!
SCRABBLE: (New Day!)
Meets in the computer room on the 1st and 3rd
Friday of each month at 1:00pm.
(Feb. 6th & Feb. 20th) JOIN US!
“KIOSK FOR LIVING WELL!”
During February, Brenda, the Million Hearts
Nurse will visit the Kiosk on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd
between 9:30-11:30 am. Sylvia, the
Balance/Falls expert will be in Peabody
between 9:00-12:00pm. On Feb. 24th
Specialists are available to explore multiple aspects
of health and wellness whether it’s looking for ways
to reduce
your blood pressure, strengthening your mobility
or stretching your brain with some easy or
hard (!) cognitive games.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Tuesday, March 17th
9:30am—12:30pm
In Jubilee Hall
Entertainment by
Alan LaBella
Tickets go on sale
Tuesday, February 24th
DRILL TEAM
Starting March
2nd is looking for
beginners.
Call instructor
Carol Spencer at
(978) 531-1167
if interested.
NEW
CRAFT
GROUP
Meets
Every Thursday
from 1:00-3:00 PM
in Classroom A.
Low Vision Support Group
The Low Vision Support Group for seniors is
funded by the Mass Association for the Blind.
This group meets on
the second Wednesday of each month,
from 12:30—2:00pm at the Torigian Center,
79 Central St., Peabody, Ma. If you know
someone who could use support getting
through daily tasks as a visually impaired
person, this is the place to be! Come meet new
friends with similar challenges.
If you have any questions please call :
Jen Buchanan 978-621-8374
Or Genevieve Gannon 1-561-557-2850
TAX SEASON
February 10 - April 14
TUESDAYS ONLY! From 9:00 a.m.
until l:00 p.m. Sign-ups began on
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Call the front desk at (978) 531-2254 to sign up!
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP:
The following speakers will be at the Parkinson’s
Support Group held here at the PCOA.
Thursday, February 5, 2015: Margaret Llibre Rogers will
discuss the Parkinson’s Advocate Program.
There will be NO meeting in March!
Next meeting will be held on
Thursday, April 2 with Janet EdmonsonAuthor of “Finding meaning with Charles”.
From 1:30 and 3:30 pm in THE COMPUTER ROOM!
For further information or to join this support group,
contact the Group Coordinator:
Rebecca Stewart @ 978-888-8934
CAFÉ AND
GIFT
SHOP
SOUP IS
BACK!
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FEBRUARY 2015
Breakfast MENU
Starting on
We are happy to announce the start of a new February 5th - French toast
February 12th - Pancakes
Thursday morning Breakfast Program.
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The breakfast will served from 8:00 AM to 9:30. February 19th -- Breakfast sandwich
February 26 Scrambled eggs
We will also start the “Meals-To-Go” Program
on Monday February 9th following the lunch program.
Tuesday, February 24
(in the main dining room)
A Guest speaker will be announced
and refreshments will be served.
PCOA Christmas Door
Decoration Contest
1st Place - Fitness Center
2nd Place - Sandra Cloutman
3rd Place - Puzzle Group
Congratulations!!
PLEASE REMEMBER…..
THE COMPUTER ROOM is now
CLOSED on Thursdays
after 12:30 pm.
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.
THE ROGER B. TRASK ADULT DAY HEALTH PROGRAM
Care-Giving Support - Right in Your Neighborhood
We are a Day Health Program located, along with the Peabody Council on
Aging, in The Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center. Our Program is
designed to provide a structured setting for individuals who would benefit
from supervised care. We offer social and therapeutic activities, transportation, personal care, a bi-lingual staff, medical monitoring, meals and
snacks, as well as counseling and other social services.
The Trask Program also offers many benefits for families and caregivers
such as freedom from concern of leaving a loved one home alone, as well as
needed respite time for caregivers to pursue their own activities. Services
are provided by a Program Coordinator, Registered Nurses, Licensed Social
Worker, Activities Coordinator, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Trained
Volunteers. For more information, or to make an appointment to visit
our Center, please call our Program Coordinator: Susan Levenson, RN
978-531-2254 x 134 or email her at [email protected]
IN MEMORY OF/IN HONOR OF GIFTS TO THE PCOA
IN MEMORY OF/IN HONOR OF GIFTS TO THE TRASK
ADH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In Appreciation and In Thanks to Michael Bonfanti:
For his generous donation to the Trask Adult Day Care Program
In Memory of Nancy Canu: Beatrice Solinas & Family
In Memory of Jackie Coan: Mary Coan
In Memory of James Kilcoyne: John & MaryLou Keenan
In Memory of Phillip McCarthy: John & Virginia McCarthy
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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TRANSPORTATION:
FEBRUARY 2015
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
All immediate reservations must be made a minimum of 3 working days before your appointment
date.
Call
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Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
for
for
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for
for
Thursday appointment.
Friday appointment
Monday appointment
Tuesday appointment
Wednesday appointment
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
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!)
Shopping at Wal-Mart will be February 11.
Shopping at Target will be February 25.
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
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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FEBRUARY 2015
February—Month of EXACTLY Four Sundays and Four Saturdays
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February is named after the verb, Februa, meaning to expiate or purify.
On February 1, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the 13th Amendment of
the U. S. Constitution outlawing slavery.
Superbowl Sunday, a/k/a Popcorn Day, is on the 1st as the XLIX SB Game is being played in
Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Groundhog Day is on the 2nd.
Full Moons on the 3rd are the Trapper’s Moon, Snow Moon and Storm Moon.
Jewish Tu B’Shevat honoring the environment begins at Sundown on the 3rd.
“Thank your Letter Carrier” Day is on the 4th.
Natalie Cole was born on February 6, 1950.
On the 8th will be the annual Grammy Awards. (Music)
February 13 is on a Friday as well as March 13, and November 13, 2015.
Happy Valentine’s Day is on the 14th
On the 15th, will be the annual NBA All Star Game at Madison Square Garden, NYC.
The Federal legal holiday, Presidents Day is on the 16th.
The annual Daytona Nascar Sprint car race at Daytona Beach, FL will be on the 22nd as well as
the Hollywood Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA.
The Westminster Kennel Club annual dog show will be held on the 16th & 17th at Madison
Square Garden in NYC. Christian Mardi Gras is on the 17th with Lent beginning on the 18th
with Ash Wednesday.
February is merely as long as needed to pass the time until March.
Dr. J. R. Stockton
CONWAY
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Professionally Managed Community is now accepting applications for
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62-years old or older and for handicapped/disabled Individuals who are
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Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-532-1516
FAX: 978-532-1517
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CIRCUIT BREAKER
The Circuit Breaker is a tax credit program designed for
Massachusetts seniors age 65 and older. It is a property tax credit
designated by the Legislature with the hope of alleviating some of the
burdens that the property tax can create.
What is the Circuit Breaker? For tax year 2014, the credit is worth
as much as $1,050 for eligible taxpayers 65 and older who either own
or rent their home. A taxpayer qualifies when his/her property
payments exceed 10% of his/her annual income.
Who is eligible? Massachusetts residents who:
 Are age 65 or older before January 2015 (for joint filers, it is
sufficient if one taxpayer is 65 years of age or older).
 Own or rent residential property in Massachusetts and occupy the
property as a primary residence.
 Have an annual income of $56,000 or less for a single flier;
$70,000 or less for a head of household; or $84,000
or less for joint filers.
Who is not eligible?
 Married persons who do not file jointly for this credit.
 Those who are a dependent of another tax filer.
 Those who receive federal or state rent subsidy directly; or those
who live in a property-tax exempt facility.
 Those whose property is assessed at a value of
$691,000 or more.
Check with your tax preparer with
any additional questions you may have.
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
FEBRUARY 2015
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.
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Can’t think of a New Years Resolution? How about...Be Good To Yourself! Think about taking
one (or more) of the exciting trips that we are offering this year! You’ll be glad you did.
Wednesday, March 11
Thursday, March 26
Tuesday, April 21
Tony Kenny’s Irish Cabaret
Foxwoods Casino
Neil Sedaka—Live at Mohegan Sun
Thursday, April 30
Foxwoods Casino
April 6 - 8
May 1 - 10
July 18 - 26
Pennsylvania Dutch/Moses
Wine Country/Pacific Coast Cruise
Paris and the Heart of Normandy
ALL TRIPS ARE HANDLED BY GERI JENKINS
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.
$ 88.00 pp
$ 27.00 pp
$ 102.00 pp (Premium Seats)
$ 92.00 pp (Gen. Admission)
$ 27.00 pp
$ 382.00 pp dbl/up
$ 2,399.00 pp dbl/up
$ 4,299.00 pp dbl/up
ATTENTION! DATE CHANGE!
9/11 Memorial/West Point
is now June 14-15
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Excellent Service!
We are strong!
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We are your Credit Union!
37 Tremont Street, Peabody, MA 01960
978-531-5767 or toll free 1-800-532-8500
Offering:
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At Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody, Massachusetts, we
provide the kind of safe, top-quality, resident-centered senior
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Call us today to schedule a tour and see firsthand why our
residents are proud to call Sunrise at Gardner Park home!
Visit our website at:
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FEBRUARY 2015
SOCIAL SERVICE: MARYANNE PIERCE
Are you new to our vibrant City? Have you always lived in the area and just never gave a thought to coming here?
Perhaps you are finding yourself a little bored or maybe your life has changed and you need to stay busy.
Visit our Center! Our volunteer, Beatriz will be available to give tours on Fridays between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. As you know,
the winter’s are long and somewhat miserable, so add some cheer and delight to your days by participating in one or more of
the many activities we have to offer. Stay for a while, have a hot lunch and visit our café and gift shop. Our friendly volunteers
and staff will make you feel so welcome, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get here sooner! 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 and dropped off. It doesn’t get any easier!
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.
Thanks!
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 at
(978) 531-2254 , Ext. 120
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’.
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
If you are interested please
contact: Maryanne Pierce
(978) 531-2254, X120.
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
good conversations. For more information, please call
Sandy, Project Coordinator, at (978) 531-2254 X 119
or email her at [email protected]
Monday, February 9:
10:00-11:00 am
Only necessary items, please.
Please book your appointment at the front desk:
North Shore Elder Services is an agency designated by the Comm. of
Massachusetts to investigate reports of suspected abuse or neglect and
provide services to elders in the surrounding communities. They strive to
implement the least restrictive and least intrusive measures
possible to keep elders safe and respect the balance between the right of
self-determination against the mandate to protect.
REPORTABLE CONDITIONS ARE: Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse,
Financial Exploitation, Caretaker Neglect and Self-neglect
WEEKDAYS: 9:00 - 5:00 Call North Shore Elder Services: (978) 750-4540
NIGHTS, WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS: Call the Elder Abuse 24-hour Hotline
At 1 (800) 922-2275
(978) 531-2254
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
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SOCIAL SERVICE: MARYANNE PIERCE
ATTENTION: ALS Support Group:
These meetings are open to any person with ALS, or a caregiver or family member o a loved one with ALS.
Please contact: Jan Obermann, Care Services Coordinator at the ALS Association,
Massachusetts Chapter for more information or if you plan to attend this month’s meeting.
Phone: (781) 255-8884
Email: [email protected]
As previously mentioned, please note that there has been a permanent room change for our meetings!
They will be held at 1:30 in the COMPUTER ROOM on
Thursday, February 26th and Thursday, March 26th.
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
60 % of Estimated State Median income
1
2
3
4
5
Household Size
$32,618
$42,654
$52,691
$62,727
$72,763
60% of Estimated State Median Income
6
7
8
9
10
$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
IDENTITY THEFT
What would you do if YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW is a victim of Identity Theft?
Step One: Place a fraud alert on your credit reports
Fraud alerts help prevent an identity thief from opening more accounts in your name.
Step Two: Order free copies of credit reports to review
To place a fraud alert & review credit reports call one of the following:
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EQUIFAX
P. O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
1-800-525-6285
Peabody Police:
Social Security:
Post Office:
TransUnion
Experian
Fraud Victim Assistance Division
P. O. Box 9532
P. O. Box 6790
Allen, TX 75013
Fullerton, CA 92834
1-888-397-3742
1-800-680-7289
Report Identity Theft to the following authorities:
(978) 531-1212
Personal Credit Card Companies
1-800-269-0271
Federal Trade Commission: 1-877-438-4338
(978) 531-6666
TTY: 1-866-653-4261
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING (NCOA)
Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors
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Health Care/Medicare/Health Insurance Fraud
Counterfeit Prescription Drugs
Funeral & Cemetery Scams
Fraudulent Anti-Aging Products
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Internet Fraud
Investment Schemes
Homeowner/Reverse Mortgage Scams
Sweepstakes & Lottery Scams
The Grandparent Scam
Go to: http://www.ncoa.org for more information!
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MONDAY
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9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
11:00 Friendly Visitor
Meeting
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
TUESDAY
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9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Exercise Class w/Edye
9:30 Japanese Bunka
9:30 Book Club
10:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Birthday Celebration
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:30 Japanese Bunka
Eggplant Parmesan
Salisbury Steak
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9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
11:15 Zumba
10:00 Shredding and
Laminating
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
2:00 Caregivers
Support Group
Chicken Filet
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
12:30 Monthly Movie
CENTER
CLOSED
9:00 Hug A Bears
9:00 Peabody Kiosk
9:15 Whist
9:30 Japanese Bunka
9:30 Exercise Class w/Edye
10:30 Line Dancing
11:00 Blood Pressure /appt.
12:00 Crocheting/Knitting
12:30 Mah Jongg
12:30 Japanese Bunka
Seafood Salad
Chicken Cacciatore
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8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
9:30 Valentine’s Day
Party
10:15 Zumba
12:30 Low Vision Group
12:30 Model Ship Building
VALENTINES DAY
PARTY
Beef Tenderloin
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
Ticket’s go on sale for
St. Patrick’s Day Party!
BBQ Chicken
Pasta & Meatballs
Burn off those
extra holiday
pounds at our
Fitness Center!
NO EXCUSES!
Visit our
Café & Gift Shop!
Café opens at 11
Gift Shop is
Open Daily
Open daily from
8:00am to 3:00pm
Crumb Top Scrod
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9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Duplicate Bridge
10:00 Bridge
10:00 Diabetes
Academy
11:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship
Building
12:30 Bingo
2:00 Caregivers
Support Group
9:00 am-1:00 pm
12
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
1:00 Craft Class
1:00 Sing-A-Long
1:00 AARP Board Meeting
3:00 Soul Cooking
8:30 Quilting
9:15 Whist
9:30 Big Band Dancing
9:30 Oil Painting/advanced
12:30 Corn Hole
1:00 Craft Class
1:00 Sing-A-Long
1:30 Parkinson’s Support
Group
3:00 Soul Cooking
25
Breaded Chicken Cutlet
Woodworking
Shop
Open Daily
8:30-11:30 am
13
Filet of Fish on Roll
Beef Stew
8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
10:15 Zumba
12:00 Triad
12:30 Model Ship
Building
1:00 Crazy Cards
6
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
10:30 Coping w/ Loss &
Grief
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 Bingo
12:30 Reiki by apt.
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18
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
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
10:30 Coping w/ Loss &
Grief
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 Bingo
1:00 Scrabble
Yankee Pot Roast
Turkey Sandwich
ASH WEDNESDAY
Boneless Chicken Breast
5
8:30 Quilting
9:15 Whist
9:30 Big Band Dance
9:30 Oil Painting/advanced
10:15 Brain Games
12:30 Corn Hole
1:00 Craft Class
1:00 Sing-A-Long
1:30 Parkinson’s Support
Group
3:00 Soul Cooking
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16
THURSDAY
8:00 Sewing Group
9:00 Aerobics
9:00 Rug Hooking
9:00 Wood Carving
10:15 Zumba
12:30 Model Ship Building
12:30 Golden Age Club
1:00 NARFE Meeting
10
Reduced Sodium Hot Dog
PRESIDENTS
DAY
WEDNESDAY 4
FEBRUARY 2015
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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
Macaroni & Cheese
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8:30 Quilting
9:15 Whist
9:30 Big Band Dance
9:30 Oil Painting/advanced
10:00 Hearing Screenings
12:30 Corn Hole
12:30 ALS Support Group
1:00 Craft Class
1:00 Sing-A-Long
3:00 Soul Cooking
Stuffed Roast Pork
Computer Help
EVERY FRIDAY!!
FROM 9-11 AM
in the
Computer Room.
See Tony Schettino
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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
11:15 Chair Yoga
12:30 Bingo
Lemon Pepper Fish
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PEABODY COUNCIL ON AGING
CATHERINE KAY MORROCCO SECRETARY OF
FRIENDS AND TRIAD REPORTS: FEBRUARY 2014
When I was a child I remember my grandmother saying, “When
February begins we can start looking forward to Spring.” I thought,
yeah, but we will still have snow storms and freezing weather.
When I grew up I remember my mother saying, “ If you can’t
change a situation accept it and find the good in it” and I thought,
wow, that’s what my grandmother did, she was happy that it was
February because Spring time was coming soon.
Now that I’m older I look at the month of February Calendar and
notice all the events to be enjoyed.
1. Groundhog Day, we will all wait for a prediction on the weather,
will it be good or will it be bad?
2. Birthday of Abe Lincoln, the twelfth President.
3. Every age enjoys Valentine’s Day.
4. Birthday of George Washington, the First President.
5. Ash Wednesday, the start of 40 days of the Lenten Season for
Christians to start preparing for their Easter Sunday.
Lo and Behold, I just noticed, in 2015 Calendar February has
something else to make it a special month. It has four full weeks
starting on a Sunday.
Doing some research, the last time this occurred was in 2009.
How about that! Enjoy the month.
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Because of the Holidays and Weather conditions the Triad
Committee has not been able to meet.
I am pleased to report the Triad Committee will have a meeting in
the Senior Center on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. in
the Conference Room. The Topic for Planning and Discussion will
be ‘Mayor Bettencourt’s third (3rd) Senior Day held in September at
Brooksby Farm.’
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For the “Young at Heart” Seniors,
A Valentine Poem to enjoy. Author : Hope C. Oberhelman
“Love”
Love is deeper than the ocean. Love is wider than the sea.
Love is full of true emotions. Love is made for you and me.
Love is deeper than the ocean. Love is fresher than the Spring.
Love is constant and enduring and it makes a glad heart sing.
Love is deeper than the ocean. Love is pure and kind and grand.
Love is part of God’s dominion and He holds it in His Hand.
Love is deeper than the ocean. Love is full of hope and care.
Love is filled with great devotion. Love is like an evening prayer!
FEBRUARY 2015
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 Toni Dunn: Mary Ann Flanagan
In Honor of the Transportation Department:
Carmela M. Lambert
In Memory of Gifts to the
“FRIENDS OF THE PCOA”
In Memory of Rev. Robert and Ruth Barber:
Robert Cavanaugh
In Memory of Sylvia Burnett: Rita Callan
In Memory of Brenda Carr:
Tom and Claire Moran
In Memory of Ronald Cook:
Cynthia Kolhonen
In Memory of Len Derosa:
Janice McCarthy Vounessea
In Memory of Steven Druhan:
Barbara Cyr, Phyllis Silke
In Memory of Frances Helen Ercha:
Walter & Ann Blazewicz, Joan Johnson,
United Polish Organization of Peabody
In Memory of Gladys Flynn: Maureen Flynn
In Memory of Fredrick Howcroft:
Edward Quinn
In Memory of Shirley Kenney:
Mary & John Myers
In Memory of Caesar & Evelyn Lourenco:
Evelina L. Emery
In Memory of Thomas McQuaid:
Joan Johnson
In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Alex Niconchuk:
Patricia Niconchuk
In Memory of Marie Regan:
NSMT Monday Morning Coffee Group
including Harriet , Eileen, Fran, Rose and
Lorraine
In Memory of Gaspar Simoes:
Fernanda Simoes
In Memory of Mary K. Stickney:
Charles E. Stickney, Sr.
In Memory of William Studley:
Margaret Paciulan
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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
Arthur N. Doyle
Catherine E. Morrocco
Dorothy Wallman
Andrew M. 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 M. Metropolis Carol A. Murtagh
Flora I. Musgrave
Ann L. Sacco