Monthly Activities



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Please call the Yarmouth Senior Center for all information and registering on events at 

508-394-7606 X1330 unless otherwise stated.

    
 

                    
Caring for Each Other Workshop
Friday, February 24th from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Have you gone through a difficult time that you’d like to talk about?
How can we reach out to one another physically, emotionally, and spiritually?
A wellness approach for people dealing with loss or chronic illness combining listening,
relaxation techniques, positive encouragement, and spiritual inspiration.
Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to RSVP

Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Anne Ierardi, spiritual counselor at Healthsigns Center in Yarmouth Port.

Cooking Lessons with Chef Rich Conti SUPER SESSION
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our February session is on the 3rd, which is two days before the Super Bowl. We hope our beloved Patriots will be in it this year; but even if they are not, we will have a super-bowl party, Dishes will include a super-bowl soup, touchdownhealthy chili, super-salad bowl, pile-it-on Italian Panini, and other goodies. We will also have fun with a "guess the score of the super-bowl game" and a Super Bowl squares game.
We start at 1:30, and the fee is $20. So get out your pom poms and dust off your cleats, and get ready for all the fun. Space is limited, so please sign up early.


HEARING CLINIC Monday, February 6th at 1:00 PM

A wonderful free program, sponsored by Mass Audiology. Make your appointment to meet Susanne
Capra, Hearing Instrument Specialist. Services provided will include a visual inspection of both ears, a hearing screening, and a cleaning with check-up of existing hearing instruments. Call to schedule your appointment.

Senior Singles Social Group
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Valentine Social February 7th, Tuesday, 12 Noon Riverway Restaurant
Please bring a Valentine card and sign it.

March 7th, Tuesday, 12 Noon
Oliver’s Tavern, 960 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port


Buried in Treasures

Graduation is on February 8th at 2:00 PM
New classes starting on March1, 2017

“Buried in Treasures” Support/ Educational Group for Help with Compulsive
Acquiring, Saving, and Cluttering. If you are having problems with excessive acquiring,
difficulty throwing items away, or keeping possessions Organized, this may be the group for you.
Group will be held every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 starting March 1st until graduation on July 12, 2017. The “Buried in Treasures” book will be provided for you. Group will be limited to ten people who are first-time participants in such a group. Please call the Yarmouth Senior Center to register for the group @ x 1337

Lecture Series featuring “EGYPT” Friday, February 10, 2017 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Professor Katrina Valenzuela has led over 40 tours to Egypt and the surrounding countries. Travel with her to the glorious temples along the Nile as she introduces us to the archetypical Goddesses for whom these temples were built. Mysteries and intrigues of the Ancient Egyptians will be explored, especially those of the trailblazing couple, Akhenaten and Nefertiti and their nephew, young King Tutankhamen of the 18th Dynasty.
This power point includes spectacular photos taken at each of the sites, along with stories of present-day discoveries and adventures. Fee: $5.00 per person. Please join us for an engaging, educational lecture with brief Q & A session and light refreshments.
Please call to pre-register and save your seat.


NaviCare Informational Presentation Friday, February 10th @ 1:00 PM
Join us for NaviCare Bingo. Kurt Mueller from Fallon Health will be your host. Come have fun playing bingo for the chance to win prizes and learn about NaviCare. You pay $0 as a NaviCare member. There are no copays and no monthly premiums. And you only need one health
insurance card. You can join NaviCare if you meet these requirements: Are 65 or older and have MassHealth Standard. Learn how NaviCare provides a health-care team just for you! Health care can be confusing–like trying to solve a puzzle with a lot of pieces. What pieces of
health care are missing: Dental, Hearing, Vision, Transportation, Caregiver support…? When you’re a NaviCare member, you have the support of an entire team of professionals to help you stay healthy. Plus you receive all the MassHealth Standard and MediCare benefits you’re
eligible for—and so much more! Space limited to the first 30…to sign up. Please contact Kurt @ 508-274-9998.

ONE Billion Rising 2017 


1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the
rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable Answer your questions…”What the heck is movement
choir?” and come join us on Friday, February 24th @ 1:30 PM at the Yarmouth Senior Center. THIS YEAR, WE ARE RISING IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN and join our friends on the Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coalition to kick off a year of educational awareness!
Sign up now at the Senior Center.

Assistive Technology
A presentation regarding Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing consumers.
March 3, 2017, 1:00 PM

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Performance by Dave Hickey and Sean Brennan Friday, March 17th at 12:00 PM
Join us for a day filled with music, Irish blessings and laughter at the Yarmouth Senior Center as we offer a delicious corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, yellow turnips, pearl onions, Irish soda bread and dessert menu with local Irish Musicians Dave Hickey & Sean Brennan performing Old Irish Standards & More Contemporary Ballads. The duo have played the pub and festival
circuit in Cape Cod and the Boston area since the mid 90’s, treating audiences to a mix of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music. This event requires a prepaid reservation
with a $15.00 per person admission. Stop by our reception desk to get your ticket today.


TAX-AIDE IS ALMOST HERE!!         
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Tax-Aide, co-sponsored by the IRS and AARP, is the nation’s largest income tax preparation service available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention paid to those 60 and older. Simply call your Senior Center to schedule an appointment with one of our trained and certified volunteers. Scheduling begins February 1st until April 13th on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Tax Assistance Programs (Personal Exemptions)
The Board of Assessors administers tax assistance programs for various eligible
taxpayers. Additional information and the necessary application forms are available on the Assessor’s Office website at www.yarmouth.ma.us, or by calling 508-398-2231, X 1222. Assistance filling out forms is available at Yarmouth Senior Services with our outreach department.
Please contact Outreach. All applications are confidential. Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis.

 


Yarmouth Energy Committee

Sign up at the Yarmouth Senior Center now!!!!!


In Loving Memory
Enjoy the moment… It could be your last on Earth
So…keep life simple Eat good… Keep the body moving…
Meet and greet new people… Daily.
Keep the mind active… Play challenging games…
Read stimulating material… Learn a new language….
Try something creative… Write a poem… Book… Paint.
At least try something… And… Oh yah…
Have a nice day… While you still have one.
-John Carlson

Image result for happy birthdayFor those folks who have had a birthday this month, Thirwood Place wishes you a very “Happy Birthday!” Enjoy the beautiful floral bouquet in our library which is delivered monthly to celebrate your birthday all month, compliments of Thirwood Place!!

The Dennis / Yarmouth Newcomers Club is a nonprofit organization. The Club’s purpose is to provide new residents an opportunity through activities to become acquainted with others in the area. Monthly meetings are held at the Yarmouth Senior Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM from September — April.
You’re welcome to join one of their meetings or contact them at: www.dynewcomers.us for more
information.


ESCCI Resource Page for Elders/Families
Adult Foster Care (AFC) - available through Mass Health who contracts with various entities in all areas to oversee their programs. A designated caregiver is paid through the programs by Mass Health to provide all care needed. Elders on this program may utilize adult day health and supportive day programs to provide additional care and respite for caregivers.
Eligibility criteria need to be met in order to ALSO receive limited services from elder services. Please see links provided below for more program details and agencies to contact. You must be eligible for Mass Health, either Standard or CommonHealth, and willing to live with our caregiver. Your caregiver cannot be your spouse or another relative legally responsible for
you. Site for more information: http://www.massafc.org/about-adult-foster-care/program-reguirements

Benefits Checkup
Call 508-394-7606 for your appointment today!
https:/www.benefitscheckup.org/
Benefits Checkup is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and
advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Benefits Checkup asks a series of questions to help
identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. Here are the types of expenses you may get help with: Medications, Food, Utilities, Legal Costs, Health Care, Housing, In-Services, Taxes, Transportation, Employment Training. You can service yourself using this tool and/or review with us in Outreach at Yarmouth Senior Services by making an appointment or for additional information.

LGBTQ Community Monthly Meeting

The Yarmouth Senior Center has scheduled LGBTQ monthly meetings on the second
Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Join us for monthly meetings which are open to all LGBTQ community members and allies. So, please invite those from younger generations, if you so wish. RSVP by calling center