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.
Senior Singles Social Group Valentine Social
March 7th, Tuesday, 12 Noon
Oliver’s Tavern, 960 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port
St Patrick’s Day Luncheon
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!!
TAX-AIDE IS HERE!!
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 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
Yarmouth Energy Committee
Sign up at the Yarmouth Senior Center now!!!!!
For 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:
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.
Support/ Educational Group for Help with Compulsive“Buried in Treasures”
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
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.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS
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.
The Dennis / Yarmouth Newcomers Club is a non-profit 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 to April.
You’re welcome to join one of their meetings or contact
them at www.DYNEWCOMERS.US for more information.
Wellness Walking Day FREE Event
Wednesday, April 5th from 5:00 -7:00 pm Peter Homer Park,
144 Old Townhouse Rd, S. Yarmouth, MA
For information about Cape Cod Healthy Connections, LLC community wellness programs and events, visit our website at www.capecodhealthyconnections.com.
For more information about the Yarmouth Recreation Department, visit their website at
Visit our Yarmouth Senior Services display table to learn of many resources available to our Age-Friendly Yarmouth Community! Please call 508-394-7606, Ext: 1330 for additional information.
Ice Cream Social Thursday, April 6th at 1:00 PM
Come join the Windsor staff for a delicious “Ice Cream Sundae” before playing a game of bocce or attending other Thursday events at our Center. This program is free and is sponsored by
Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Yarmouth.
Call 508-394-7606 to let us know you’ll be attending.
Chef Conti Cooking Lesson Friday, April 14th at 1:30 PM
Our cooking lessons will be up and running again starting on April 14th. Chef Conti returns from Florida refreshed and with some fresh new recipes. Please join us and enjoy
two new spring salads, Tuscan Chicken, a great seafood appetizer and a brand new veggie entrée. Cooking tips and restaurant talk will round out the two-hour session.
Class start at 1:30 and still costs only $20 for a five-course lunch, complete set of recipes, raffles and fun for all. Compare that to other local classes at $50-$65 for three
courses. Please sign up and prepay at the center or contact Chef Rich at Rcontivisa@gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!
Conversations with Kathi Thursday, April 27th at 1:00 PM
The April topic will be: Housing for Older Persons.
Let’s have some topic-driven discussions to improve our understanding of one another’s
hopes and expectations for today and tomorrow.
Options Counseling for CORD Thursday, April 27th at 1:30 PM
Join us in meeting with Steve Spillane, Options Counselor for CORD. CORD assists people with disabilities to live independently in the community. As an options counselor,
Steve helps seniors and people with disabilities sort out the choices they have with respect to remaining in the community or moving in or out of nursing homes.
Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to reserve your seat.
BOCCE Group Meeting Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 11:30 AM
Join us for an annual meet-and-greet at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Everyone interested in signing up for this fun group and assisting in organizing teams for the season is welcome. Bring a friend and make some new friends on the bocce court!
*Season begins in May 2017 * Let’s discuss how many days we’ll play this year * Would you like an evening schedule? * Bring your suggestions for collaboration.
* Shall we have a handicap day of games scheduled? Call 508-394-7606 ext. 1330 to save your seat!
Calling all Artists
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”
ATTENTION BICYCLE RIDERS “Silver Spokes”
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Is there any interest among seniors to begin a bicycle-riding program in Yarmouth? In the near or distant future, the Cape Cod Rail Trail will be extended into Yarmouth’s Homer Park. An informal get together will be held at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Please feel free to come to this
meeting to learn more about this free program. Call 508-394-7606, X1330 for more information.