Monthly Activities

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We invite you to join any of our many educational and recreational programs; we offer a variety of services
to provide assistance to older adults in their homes and at the Senior Center.
Please call our Center at 508-394-7606, X 1330 and speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff for further information about any of the services described in our monthly publication.


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.

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

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.
Friday, March 3, 2017, 1:00 PM
Yarmouth Senior Center
(Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled)
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Independent-Living Program
DHILS is a program working with people who are
Deaf or hard of hearing.

CORD’S DHILS program will:
• Show you ways to make your home safe and
accessible for you
• Provide you with information on assistive
listening devices and how to obtain them
• Teach you about your rights to communication
• Help you apply for benefits
• Show you how to plan for emergencies and
create an emergency preparedness kit

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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 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 the Senior Center at ext. 1330 to schedule an appointment with one of our trained and certified volunteers.
Scheduling now until April 13th.

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, 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!!!!!

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!!

ESCCI Resource Page for Elders/Families
Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC). The GAFC Program pays for the cost of personal care and medication administration in group adult foster care or at approved assisted-living communities throughout the state of Massachusetts. This program does not pay for room and board. Personal care includes assistance with the five activities of daily living - bathing, transferring or mobility, toileting, dressing and eating - as well as other important activities, such as
personal hygiene. Elders participating in this program are not eligible for Elder Services.
For more information contact:

Benefits Checkup
Call 508-394-7606 for your appointment today!
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.

Conversations with Kathi
What is it like to be over 50 in 2017?
What is the role of government?
Let’s have some topic driven discussions to
improve our understanding of one another’s
hopes and expectations for today and tomorrow.
We will begin our monthly meeting on March 23, 2017 @ 1:30 in the front of the Ballroom at the Yarmouth Senior Center.
RSVP @ ext. 1332
The March topic will be:
HUMAN RIGHTS for Older Persons.

Monday, March 13th 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 ext. 1330 to
schedule your appointment.
“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  ossessions
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 @ ext. 1337.

Do you know of anyone who failed to enroll in Medicare
Part B when they became eligible for Medicare because
they mistakenly believed that they could continue their
Health Connector plan through the state and still receive
the subsidy?
Many people newly eligible for Medicare thought it would be cheaper to remain in their Health Connector plan with
subsidies, rather than pay Part B premiums, but did not
realize that their Medicare Part A eligibility made them
ineligible for premium subsidies, also called Advance
Premium Tax Credits (APTC). When they realized their
mistake, they were past their initial enrollment period and could only enroll in Part B during a General Enrollment Period, often incurring Part B late-enrollment penalties. For a limited time, these individuals can apply for equitable relief that will give them a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in Part B. In addition, Part B late enrollment penalties will not apply.

MARCH 31, 2017

Individuals who waited for the General Enrollment
Period (January 1 – March 31, with effective date of July
1st ) to pick up Medicare Part B should contact their local
Social Security Office to apply for equitable relief.
Individuals should submit any information or documentation they have on how they learned that the subsidies would not apply once eligible for Medicare and/or why they had thought they could continue with their Health Connector plan with subsidies. Any letters, emails, notes from conversations or other information that might be relevant should be included. For this relief, it is not necessary that the source of confusion be directly from a federal employee.

Please call the Regional SHINE office at 508-375-6762 if
you need assistance with this process. For further
assistance with any Medicare issue, trained SHINE
volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. Please call the Senior Center at ext.1330 to schedule a SHINE appointment.