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.

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.

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!!

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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.

“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.


Thursday, May 25th at 1:30 PM
The May topic will be: Human Rights
Let’s have some topic-driven discussions to improve our understanding of one another’s hopes
and expectations for today and tomorrow.

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The Senior Center is getting another sandcastle this summer. We would like you
to tell us what it should look like. Please submit your sketches and or written ideas to Kathi
Bailey at the Senior Center. The theme for this year is Age-FriendlyYarmouth.
A gift card to an area dining spot will be given to the originator of the sketch or idea that best reflects the spirit of an Age-Friendly community and can be turned
into our “SUMMER 2017 Sandcastle”

walkingWalking Program
Monday at 10:45 AM & Wednesday at 9:00 AM May 1, 2017 — June 26, 2017

Join us for a healthy eight-week, instructor-led walking program. Cholesterol, Glucose, Body Mass Index (BMI,) and Blood Pressure measurements are taken before and after the program to track your progress. Walk at your own pace and have some great conversation with like-minded,
health-oriented seniors! Group led by VNA of Cape Cod and this program is sponsored by Yarmouth Board of Health Department. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please contact Amy at 508-957-7423 to register.

taichiTai Chi for Healthy Aging from 4:15 PM- 5:15 PM
The VNA of Cape Cod is excited to be offering Tai Chi for Healthy Aging at the Yarmouth Senior Center starting May 2 from 4:15 PM -5:15 PM. Tai Chi for Healthy Aging is free to Yarmouth residents and sponsored by the Yarmouth Board of Health Department.
This evidence-based program focuses on preventing falls and improving balance through regular practice of Tai Chi. Participants will learn eight single forms, all of which are derived from the traditional, well known, 24-form Yang Style Tai Chi. The forms are tailored to older adults who wish to improve balance and
mobility, and consequently reduce the risk of falling. Performance of Tai Chi movements is also closely coordinated with natural breathing and stress reduction. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Please contact Amy at (508) 957-7423.! Three Sessions are offered: Please register for all three or register for one entire session beginning with Session I.
Session I: May 2 - June 9
Tuesdays May 2, 9, 23
Thursday June 1, 29
Tuesdays June 6, 13, 20

heathly eating       

• A proven way to make lifestyle changes that will
improve your health!
• Achieve your eating and exercise goals by
strategizing with your peers age 60+.
• Build new behaviors; step-by-step throughout this
six-week workshop.
• Motivate yourself and others by sharing your
challenges and victories.
• Receive trusted answers to your nutrition questions
from Registered Dietitians.
Bring a friend and make some new friends!
Register now for this free educational, hands-on workshop.
Each participant receives a free 100-page manual filled with
Healthy Eating Tools for Successful Living!
Program Requires Pre-Registration!
Save these dates:
Workshop Schedule: Wednesdays from May 10, 2017 to June 14, 2017
at 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop Location: Yarmouth Senior Center Call: 508-394-7606, X 1330 to Pre-register
Workshop is sponsored and facilitated by: Elder Services of Cape Cod & The Islands.
Call: Dot Kingsbury, RD at 508-394-4630 ext. 407 for additional information or to Pre-register.

golfIntro to Golf at Any Age Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Informational presentation covering an introduction to golfing at any age from Bayberry Hills Golf Club. People that participate will receive a coupon for a free bucket of driving range balls at Bayberry Hills Golf Club. The second half hour of the program will include golf stretching and
exercises, presented by Donna Vachon, PTA of PT In Motion.
Program is sponsored by Yarmouth Board of Health Department. Let’s get ready for golf season together! Call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Parkinson's Talk May 12, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Join us for an informational presentation facilitated by the VNA of Cape Cod, sponsored by Yarmouth Board of Health Department. Join us in welcoming our featured guest speaker from the medical community to learn more about this disease. Call Amy at 508-957-7423 to RSVP

bird carvingBird Carving Group “Open House”
Monday, May 15, 2017 from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Join for an Open House, meet the instructor, and view all the great projects in the process by students and view completed works of art. You may decide to stay awhile and
create your own masterpiece. Call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Low Relief Carving Class “OPEN HOUSE”
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Join us for an Open House, meet the instructor, view all the great projects in the process by students and view completed works of art. You may decide to stay awhile and
create your own masterpiece. Please call 508-394-7606 X1330 to RSVP

cookingCooking Class with Chef Rich Conti Friday, May 19th at 1:30 PM
Join us for our next cooking class "springtime in Tuscany." Chef Rich will be using some of his Tuscan recipes to prepare some of the Italian springtime favorites. We will have pasta, salad, apps, and other dishes straight from "grandma's kitchen." Class cost is $20 per person
prepaid. Have a great meal, take home all of the recipes, and most important - - have fun. Hope to see you there. Call 508-394-7606 X 1330 for more information.

June Cooking Lesson with Chef Rich Conti Thursday, June 29th at 1:00 PM

Our June cooking lesson will feature a summer menu which will include grilling.
We will cover grilling tips and techniques as well as prepare some of our favorite grilling recipes. We will also prepare a great summer salad and a unique recipe for potato salad.
Please register at the reception desk. $20 per person. Call: 508-394-7607 X 1330 for more info.

grillingWeekly Grilling with Chef Rich Conti
Thursdays from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Summer will here before you know it and with it comes the return of our Thursday Grilling Lunches. Starting on Thursday June 8th, chef Rich will be grilling such favorites as Black Angus burgers, his famous 1/3 pound Vermont hot dogs, veggie burgers, and a specialty sandwich of the day which will be sausage and peppers, pulled pork, or BBQ chicken. We'll be open from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM and as always our prices are less than half of what you would pay at a restaurant! And, you don't have to tip!! Enjoy a delicious lunch, fresh air on our beautiful patio, and great company of new friends!

healthcareWho’s Your Agent?
Part I Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM
This is a public education and engagement program to help adults open the door to health care planning discussions with their families and care providers, and receive person-centered care all through their lives. You can start to make your own health care plan or help a competent loved one create their plan.
Facilitated by VNA of Cape Cod. Please call Meg at 508-957-7737 to RSVP and save your seat for this informational presentation. Program sponsored by Yarmouth Board of Health Department.
Who’s Your Agent?
Part II Thursday, June 1, 2017
This is Part II of the public education engagement program where individual appointments are scheduled one–on-one consultation with a representative from VNA of Cape Cod. Appointments will be scheduled at the Part I presentation on May 26, 2017. This program is sponsored by Yarmouth Board of Health Department.

A Pre-Summer Kick Off at the Yarmouth Senior Center with “The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox” and “Olde C Dogs Food Truck” Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Twenty-year Anniversary Celebration with Coach, Scott Pickler!
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors of all ages, along with a baseball and your appetite. Have a player autograph your baseball! Have your picture taken with the Championship Trophy! Enjoy one hot dog on us and choose from the great menu of tasty items to purchase, while enjoying our outdoor patio with family and friends. Raffle items and an afternoon of fun! RSVP today by calling 508-394-7606 to save your seat!

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Informational Presentation
Friday, June 2nd from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Join us to learn about Planning for Medicare; a presentation and discussion led by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative.
Topics covered will include Health Plan Options for Seniors geared toward existing Medicare enrollees. It will have focus on the differences between Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, as well as understanding when you can switch plans. Dental Blue 65 will be presented in a brief
overview for you to learn about dental Insurance that is offered to all Massachusetts residents aged 65 and older. Please RSVP by calling 508-394-7606 X1330

Genealogy Research Information Session

Thursday, June 8th at 1:30 PM
Learn to search your ancestor’s historical records using free online data bases. It's easy, interesting and a great intergenerational family activity. Demonstrations will include accessing data bases on
personal computers, as well as using the Yarmouth Library link.
Presented by Regan Deignan, member of the Yarmouth Genealogy Club. Bring ancestors’ names, birth dates and any other historical data to assist in your search.
We welcome you to bring family members of younger generations to learn the research experience together.  Call 508-394-7606 X 1330 to reserve your seat.

Image result for hearing clinicHEARING CLINIC
Monday, June 12th 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.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Thursday, June 15th from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Yarmouth Senior Center and the Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coalition are sponsoring an event to honor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Most people do not want to talk about abuse. But on this day, we acknowledge that some people experience Elder Abuse and we all need to know
the resources available that will assist someone who is in an abusive relationship.
Things to know:
Abuse is not your fault No one should treat you “lesser than you are”
You deserve to be respected Light Refreshments Served: Donated by Windsor Skilled
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of South Yarmouth.
Please join us on this very important day. We will have food and fun while we are learning.
Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to RSVP.

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“The Vietnam Moving Wall” Audio Recording of Names
Friday, June 16th from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Cape Cod is fortunate to have “The Vietnam Moving Wall” visit Wareham on August 17-23, 2017. This is a half-sized replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial that has been touring the country for over thirty years paying homage to more than 58,000 Vietnam veterans who
gave their lives for their country. To prepare for the visit of “The Vietnam Moving Wall,” Cape
Cod Vet Center has been instrumental in structuring a project which needs your help!
It is traditional that the names of Veterans listed on “The Vietnam Moving Wall” are read while it is displayed. The staff at Cape Cod Vet Center is working to create an audio recording of the names so that it can be played while people are viewing the memorial. We are seeking volunteer readers and will be here at the Yarmouth Senior Center to record on Friday, June 16, 2017
from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Given the great numbers of Veterans who gave their lives for this country during the Vietnam War, many readers will be needed! If you would like to volunteer to read names for a recording session, please call Yarmouth Senior Center at 508-394-7606, X1330. Yarmouth Senior Services Outreach Department will assist throughout the day with volunteers and The Cape Cod Vet Center.

Conversations with Hilda and Linda June 22nd at 1:30 PM
Do you know what your Yarmouth Division of Senior Services Outreach Department Offers?
Do you have questions or suggestions? Let’s have some discussions to see how we can help each
other. Join us for an informational discussion. Please call 508-394-7606 X 1330 today to reserve your seat.