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.

We need your help…
As a program participant you know that many of our activities and programs are booked back-to-back. We need your help in insuring that the meeting rooms are kept clean and organized. We also ask you to be respectful of other groups and people. If you do arrive early, you may not be able to access your meeting space, so please plan on waiting in the library/lobby space. After your group/activity, please pick up and throw away your trash and put tables and chairs back to where you found them. If you spill something, let us know so it can be cleaned ASAP. We appreciate your support in keeping your meeting space neat.


Like to Bowl?
We are looking for new team members for our bowling league.  We meet on Friday 
afternoons beginning at 12:15 PM  The new season will start on September 8.
For more information please call Karen @ 508-771-9246 or email:  postalgoddess@yahoo.com

  
Tax Work-Off Program FY’18 (July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018)
Senior Tax Work-Off Program Applications will be available June 1, 2017, at the Yarmouth Senior Center. If you are 60+, are physically able to meet job requirements of one of our departments, and you own a home in Yarmouth, you may qualify. Participants will earn a $500 abatement on real estate taxes for 50 hours of work to be completed in FY18.
Your application requires: copy of 2016 federal and state income tax returns and CORI check. Those with demonstrated financial need will be given priority. Applications will be available at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Applications will be accepted by Dianne Kane, ext. 1334 through July 2017, with work assignments to be developed according to departmental needs.


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!!

Cyber Security Seminar
Presented by Cape Cod Five Bank
Thursday, November 16th from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Every day there are reports of scammers bilking life savings from our senior citizens across the country. Phone scams have increased now that free calling can be made over the internet connections, and long-distance charges are a thing of the past. Internet based
scams through email or as pop-up messages also try to trick people into contacting people trying to separate them from their savings. This presentation is to provide advice for how you can identify scams and protect yourself. Speakers: Diane K. Rowlings, Vice-President, Security Officer, and Chris St. Aubin, Vice-President, Director of Information Security. RSVP to save your seat by calling 508-394-7606, X 1330.

Fall Cooking Lesson Series with Chef Rich Conti
Friday, November 17th from 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Our fall cooking lesson series continues as we get ready for Thanksgiving. Back by popular demand will be our turkey with leeks and white-wine casserole topped with spoon-dropped baskets. We have some other great fall dishes including a unique holiday
stuffing. Class is $20.00 per person. Please sign up and prepay at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Call: 508-394-7606, X 1330 for more information.



The Body Heals With Play,
The Mind Heals With Laughter,
And The Spirit Heals With Joy. –Proverb


The Road We’re All On: Healthy Planning For Healthy Aging
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM
We plan for all kinds of major events in our lives, but how many of us plan for the challenges of coping with serious illness? An overview of resources everyone should know about before there is a crisis - we’ll talk about issues to consider and solutions to be found.
You may be surprised to learn about the wide range of services available that can provide expert care delivered wherever you are and covered by Medicare and all private insurance. Come get answers to your questions—it’s healthy planning for the future. Presented by Melissa Weidman, Director of Community Relations & Outreach, Hope Hospice. Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to reserve your seat.

Technology Class
Wednesday, November 8th at 2:30 PM

Please join us in welcoming Cape Cod Regional Technical High School student, Raymond Bedwell.
Information technology is the focus of this class being presented at Yarmouth Senior Services. You will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with basic computer terminology and equipment. Our goal is for you to learn today’s technology a bit better so it’s a lot
easier to use. Course outline will introduce you to email, social media, and basic computer customization and usage. We look forward to meeting you all and teaching you an easier way to use your computers and connect with your families. Space will fill up fast...please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to reserve your
place in the free class.

Parkinson’s Support Group
Beginning Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:00 PM -3:30 PM

The Yarmouth Senior Center is starting a Parkinson’s Support Group this winter. Parkinson’s is a progressive, neurological condition which affects approximately one million people in the US each year. Support groups,sponsored by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, senior centers and the VNA of Cape Cod, ease the burden of the disease by providing education and information, emotional support, camaraderie and socialization for those affected and their loved ones. Ellen has been facilitating a group in Buzzards Bay at the senior center for 9 years and has found it to be truly heart -warming to see how the attendees have grown into a group of friends who have found a way to continue enjoying life and encourage each other along the way. Attendees are encouraged to bring spouses, a family member or a caregiver. Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330.

HOLIDAY FRAUD PREVENTION
Friday, November 17th at 1:30 PM

The holidays are right around the corner; are you armed with vital information to keep yourself safe from scammers?
Robin Putnam, Research and Special Projects Manager from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and Amy Schram, Senior Community Relations Specialist from the Better Business Bureau will lead a discussion on topics such as: Black Friday shopping tips, return policies, defective merchandise, warranties, lost or stolen
packages, gift certificates, credit card skimming devices and how to spot them, and identity theft and fraud prevention. Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to RSVP.

Vineyard Wind Open House
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:00 PM—8:00 PM

Vineyard Wind, which is proposing to build an offshore wind energy project about 15 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard, is holding an Open House on November 8th from 5 to 8 pm at the Yarmouth Senior
Center. In 2016, Massachusetts passed a bill to require state utilities to procure 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy. The open house, which will be run in a science fair format, is an opportunity for the residents of Yarmouth to walk around to various stations and
learn about offshore wind, hear from Vineyard Wind’s leaders, learn how offshore wind projects are built and how the nearby environment is protected. Residents can also learn about the benefits of wind energy and the potential for economic benefits for Yarmouth. There
will be several experts on hand to answer questions. Please call 508-717-8964 or info@vineyardwind.com.

“Understanding Your Electric Bill and How to Control Costs”
Thursday, December 7th at 1:00 PM

Confused by your electric bill? Getting calls about electricity
offers? Attend Cape Light Compact’s presentation to understand more about your electric bill’s various components and charges. The Compact will also present important information to be aware of when evaluating competitive electric supply offers, and how you can save
money on your bills through the Compact’s energy efficiency
programs. There will be plenty of time for questions and
discussion, so if you have questions about your electric
efficiency program; brochures will be available to take home.
Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to save your seat.

Traditional Holiday Cooking Lesson with Chef Rich Conti
Friday, December 1st from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

As the winter holidays approach, time to get some new ideas
on cold weather and holiday fare. We will include a
traditional holiday pasta dish from Italy and a great seafood
app that is great for Christmas and / or New Year's Eve. Join
the group, enjoy a great lunch and take home all the recipes.
Cost is $20.00 per person. Sign up and prepay at the
Yarmouth Senior Center.

Mid-Cape Chorus Holiday Concert
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Welcoming the holiday spirit with this beautiful annual performance featuring Mid-Cape Chorus, complete with festive refreshments.
Suggested donation: $5.00 per person This annual program is sponsored by the Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging.
RSVP to save your seat. Call 508-394-7606, X 1330

Mid-Cape Chorus Holiday Concert
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Welcoming the holiday spirit with this beautiful annual performance featuring Mid-Cape Chorus, complete with festive refreshments.
Suggested donation: $5.00 per person This annual program is sponsored by the Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging.
RSVP to save your seat. Call 508-394-7606, X 1330

Yarmouth Senior Center Sing-A-Long Singers
Holiday Performance

Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Join us to usher in the holiday spirit and sing-a-long to some of your favorites. Light holiday refreshments to be served.
Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to RSVP.

Yarmouth Recycling and Solid Waste
Advisory Committee (RASWAC)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

So you think you know what can be recycled? Please join us at the Yarmouth Senior Center to find out your recycling IQ. This will be a fun and interactive session where we will test your knowledge of what can be recycled and where it goes. We’ll also discuss how to
store the recycling material at your home until it’s picked up or taken by you to the Yarmouth Disposal Facility. About RASWAC: The RASWAC is a state-mandated committee of the Town of Yarmouth that meets monthly. Our charge is to study disposal and recycling methods and make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen.
Disposal costs continue to rise, and are even contractually
destined to raise the cost of each resident’s annual disposal sticker or the cost of private haulers.


SAFETY REMINDERS
Parking Lot Safety - Please drive slowly, watch for pedestrians, and take appropriate precautions when negotiating a parking space. Pedestrians always have the right of way.
Storm Policy - When D/Y Schools are closed for the day, all Senior Center activities are canceled, but the staff will be in the building.