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!!

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Weekly Grilling with Chef Rich Conti
Thursdays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Chef Rich will be grilling lunches every Thursday on our patio. Menu includes 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. We’ll be open from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM and as always, our prices are less than half of what you would pay at a 
restaurant! Enjoy a delicious lunch, fresh air on our beautiful 
patio, and the great company of new friends!

Clutters Anonymous
Group meets every Wednesday beginning July 5th at 2:00 PM

“Clutters Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who share a common problem with accumulation of clutter. CLA does not exist to provide housekeeping hints, on sorting, and filing, or lectures on time management, but instead focuses on the underlying issues made manifest by unnecessary physical and emotional clutter.”  
Call Linda Colby, MSW,LCSW at 508-394-7606, x 1337


ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Thursday, July 6, 2017 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 sponsored by Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Yarmouth.  
RSVP 508-394-7606 

ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED CUTS IN MEDICAID AND FUNDING FOR HEALTHCARE AND LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES. - Friday, July 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Shifting costs to those least able to afford them Overview of Administration’s budget priorities
Likely impact on asset and house protecting strategies. 

Attorney Michael Lavender will present this interesting new information. Please join us for a lively discussion. Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to save your seat.

Nutrition Education with Amy Rose”
Fridays, July 7, 14, and 28 at 1:30 PM 


Sponsored by the Yarmouth Board of Health.  This three–part nutrition series is designed to focus on Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke as we age.  In the first session, we will uncover how much salt should be actually be consumed in a day and tips will be provided on how to reduce sodium intake at each meal.  During the second session, the class will explore certain foods known to reduce sodium intake at each meal.  Lastly, the three-part series will end with a discussion on how to keep young-at-heart levels as we age.  This class is led by Amy Rose Sager, RDN, a Registered Dietician with the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod.  The class is free to all attending.  
This program is sponsored by the Yarmouth Board of Health. 
 
Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 for pre-registration

HEARING CLINIC
 Monday, July 10th & August 14th 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.


Tai Chi for Healthy Aging
July 11, 18 & 25 and August 1, 8, 15, & 22 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.  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 call Amy at (508) 957-7423

Caregivers’ Support Group 
July 14th and August 11th at 10:30 AM
Our Outreach Coordinator facilitates the program that meets on the second Friday of the month.  This program is structured to benefit anyone who is caring for a loved one with numerous health conditions.  Professional guest speakers will provide additional resources and supportive information.  
To participate, pre-registration is required for your attendance by calling our center at 508-394-7606 ext. 1335.

Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic
Friday, July 14th from10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Walgreen’s Pharmacy will offer Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic at Yarmouth Senior Services.  Recommended for all adults 65 years and older. It takes 2-3 weeks for protection to develop after the shot. All patients 65 years and older should receive a 
pneumovax shot. Patients 65 years and older will only require one dose. 

RSVP 508-394-7606, X 1330.

Attention Boomers & Beyond
What’s so Funny about Aging & Being Mortal: Challenging Perspectives
on Aging and Dying 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Informational, Inspirational, Interactive
Presentation & refreshments sponsored by: 
Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.

Laughing our way through our senior years makes the process easier, improves our health, and helps prepare us for the inevitability of our mortality.  We take a serious look at and debunk some common aging myths and also explore the negative images of aging -"ageism"-contrasted with the value and blessings of aging.  Spiritual practices such as gratitude, leaving behind gifts including ,memoirs and advance planning directives, and open dialogue can make personal mortality easier to face.  You will leave with a renewed approach to aging and new perspectives on mortality that can improve both your wellness quotient and your enjoyment of life!

Program presented by Amanda Murphy, RN, BA, HN-BC and Kathleen Budreski, RN, BS, EPM.
Register by Friday, July 14th, 2017.  
Call: 508-394-7606, X1330 to pre-register.

Come and learn about your public transportation system on Cape Cod
Thursday, July 20th at 1:00 PM


Paula George from the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority will be doing a presentation on the public transportation services that are provided by the Cape Cod RTA and their expanded Travel Training program that includes group and individual one-on-one customized travel training.

This is an opportunity to get your transportation questions answered. 

Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to RSVP.

Yarmouth Storm Water Implementation Program with
Yarmouth DPW Director, Jeff Colby, P.E.
Friday, July 21st @ 1:30 PM 


Jeff Colby, along with the Town’s Storm water consultant, CEI, will present the topic of “Navigating the New Storm Water Permit, New Tools for Smooth Sailing through MS4 Compliance.”  There will be a short PowerPoint 
presentation followed by a time of Questions and Answers.  So come learn about what Yarmouth is doing to improve the health of our environment through innovative 
techniques in storm water treatment. 
Please call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coalition
JULY 24 &  AUGUST 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm


Our mission is to be a coalition that advocates and supports seniors of all genders to live independently, with dignity, and to live safely without worry of abuse of any kind.  We will accomplish this through a cross-disciplinary collaboration, engaging our community in 
education and outreach, and making those who abuse 
accountable.   We will assist and support each other in a shared belief that all people are entitled to a life free of violence.  
All towns welcome. 
Lead representatives: Chris Morin, Independence House and Joe Gordon, County Sheriff.

Current Scams and Consumer Rights
Wednesday, July 26th at 1:30 PM


“The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office and Consumer 
Assistance Council (CAC) team up to promote awareness of current scams that are happening in the region and of consumer rights.  Hear all about the latest trends in scams, how to prevent becoming a victim, and about all of the benefits that CAC can provide to you as a consumer.  It’s your right to know what kind of help is available to you so don’t miss out!”  
Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to RSVP.

Spiritual Leader Roundtable Collaboration
Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM


The Yarmouth Senior Center will be hosting a “Church” Spiritual Leader Roundtable luncheon this August. The goal of this assembly will be to create a collaborative 
environment between Yarmouth Senior Services Outreach and  Religious Outreach for Yarmouth, and to create an “AS IS” Map of Organization services. Invitation only. 

Call: Linda Colby, MSW, LCSW at 508-394-7606, X 1337 

Weekly Grilling with Chef Rich Conti
and Musician, Nick Pangakis performing with his guitar!
while encouraging an impromptu sing-a-long to some of your favorites!
Thursday, August 17th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Summer will finally be here and, as we continue to enjoy our weekly grilled lunches from Chef Rich Conti, we will be joined by Nick Pangakis performing with his guitar while encouraging an impromptu sing-a-long to some of your favorites!
Nick is a singer/guitarist from Harwich, playing all over the Cape and South Shore, with music from the 50's right up through today.
                   
Bring a friend and make new ones!
Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 
to let us know you’ll be joining us.

Cooking Lessons with Chef Rich  
Thursday, August 17th from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM


“Outdoor Grilling Lesson”

Join us for outdoor grilling lessons when Chef Rich will introduce some new grill items which include seafood, pork, veggies, salads, and special grilled dessert.  Class cost is $20.00 per 
person.  Pre-register today...enjoy a great meal, a complete set of recipes, and a lot of fun. 
Please call 508-394-7606 to RSVP.


“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.


  
 

“Protecting the Home”
Friday, August 18th at 1:30 PM


Join us in welcoming Attorney Joyce Collins as she will bring a conversation to Yarmouth Senior Services to discuss taking 
control of your future. The 2017 Elder Law Education Program
will cover some of the pending changes in MassHealth 
regulations, why wills and trusts are important and much, much more. This informative presentation will include a brief Q & A.  Please call 508-394-7606, X 1330 
to let us know you’ll be joining us.


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AGE-FRIENDLY YARMOUTH COMMUNITY 
“Shred Event” - Saturday, August 19th
9:00AM - 12:00 PM

 

“Summertime Dance Jam”
with Bill Boyer Orchestra 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Refreshments sponsored by Maplewood at Brewster and Mill Hill 
Residence.
It’s summertime, join us for “Summertime Dance Jam!”  
Good time, good friends and good memories.  

Admission fee: $5.00 per person at the door.  

“Pre-registration is required to save your seat.”
     Call 508-394-7606, X1330 for more information

REIKI Chakra Meditation Workshop
Friday, August 25th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Join Jodi McCarthy of Freedom Feather Wellness, Life coach, Yoga teacher and Reiki Master, for a wonderful work shop where you can learn all about your chakra’s and the 7 main energy systems that reside in the center of your body (up and down your spine.)
Learn about Reiki and how hands-on healing can help you 
mentally, emotionally, physically; and we are all energy and we are all connected, so let’s learn how we can all help each other on this journey called life, in a positive way. Also come learn about meditation and the benefits while you experience a guided meditation. Each 
person will leave with a clear quartz crystal, a very special stone, a healing stone with high vibration that aids in keeping negative energy away as well as helping you in whatever you are looking to manifest. 
The workshop is an introduction to Reiki, your chakras and meditation. Learn to evolve and become more in depth on the benefits of all three subjects and how they all go hand in hand, bringing the body into balance in all areas of your life. Each person will leave with a clear crystal quartz that is great in helping one to heal, as well as protect and to manifest our dreams. Jay’s Ultimate Fruit  will provide healthy snacks for all to have. All are welcome to join in this special workshop. This workshop is two-hours including refreshments and a beautiful crystal to go home with, all for $30.00 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Stop by reception desk today to register. 
Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 for more information.