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:

Senior Spa Day
Wednesday, September 13th from 1:30 PM-4:00 PM In honor of celebrating National Senior Center Month, we invite you to join us for our fourth annual Intergenerational Senior Spa Day! We invite you to indulge in some pampering provided by experts. The Yarmouth Board of Health is sponsoring all VNA
services and Walgreen’s Pharmacy is providing lots of products we’re giving away in gift bags. Join us in welcoming Beauty Pros Salon, owner Mark Kalil and his professional staff to provide you with hair care demos and styling techniques, nail
polish changes and care for your hands/feet. Sign-up for mini REIKI sessions and chair massage treatments too! This program and services provided are all free, and preferential scheduling will be given to Yarmouth residents, but all are
welcome! Stop by and join us for giveaways, raffles, healthy snacks, informational lectures, and health screenings to refresh your spirit! Be sure to call 508-394-7606, X1330 to reserve your appointment; space is limited.

Plan for an Emergency
Wednesday, September 20th @ 1:30 PM Plan for an Emergency: Building your 3-day Food supply! Join Kim Concra, LDN, nutrition educator with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and learn how to create your 3-day emergency food
supply. Create tasty meals and snacks from your pantry: no stove needed! No-cook easy recipes will be shared and tasted. Call 508-394-7606, X1330 to save your seat.

“Honoring Aging”
Thursdays, September 21st through October 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM
“Honoring Aging” group to start at Yarmouth Senior Center. Ageism is alive and well in our country. Let’s talk about it. Am I Invisible? Can I be my own best advocate? Join in on a lively discussion. A four-week group. The group will be facilitated by Linda Colby, MSW, from the Senior Center and Chris Morin, Director of Prevention, Education and Outreach, from Independence House. RSVP to Linda Colby at or call 508-394-7606 X1337.

On Friday, September 22, 2017 the Town of Yarmouth challenges you to use alternative transportation. You are challenged NOT TO USE YOUR AUTOMOBILE. We encourage walking, biking, boating, public transportation and carpooling.
Discover our bike paths, RTA bus schedules, Yarmouth Voyager Van schedule, waterways, sidewalks and streetscapes. View your community up close from a different perspective while getting some exercise and fresh air.
Participate and receive a free colorful Red, White and Blue Age-Friendly “YARMOUTH TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGE” Tee Shirt and a log to record your navigation experiences. Grab a friend, create a team and join the fun. Each person or
group that submits their log will be entered into a raffle for a VIP luncheon on a date of their choosing. Sign up at the Yarmouth Senior Center by: September 13th to receive your tee-shirt and log page. Submission of your log
will be by Monday, September 25th. For more details call 508-394-7606 X1330.
In support of our Age-Friendly Yarmouth Transportation Challenge, Town Administrator Dan Knapik and Assistant Administrator Chris Dwelley will be participating as our Municipal Workforce Leaders.

Ice Cream Social and Yarmouth Senior Center Sing-a-Long Singers
Choral Group Performance

Friday, September 22th at 1:30 pm Join the Windsor staff for a delicious “Ice Cream Sundae” before attending other events at our Center. This program is free and
sponsored by Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Yarmouth. Call 508-394-7606 X1330 to let us know you’ll be joining us for an afternoon of fun!

Fall Prevention Awareness Day
Monday, September 25th @ 1:30 PM
This topic is presented by Donna Hardy, Physical Therapist with the VNA of Cape Cod. They will cover statistics on falls, how to stay balanced, reasons why people fall via intrinsic/extrinsic factors, and what we can do to prevent falls from occurring. This is an interactive talk with time for participants to share their own experiences
and ask questions. Sponsored by the Yarmouth Board of Health and facilitated by VNA of Cape Cod. Please call 508-394-7606, X1330 to save your seat.
Yarmouth Fire Department Presentation
Monday, September 25th from 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
The modern advanced life support Ambulance / Fall Prevention
Day. Tour a modern ambulance and learn about advances in
emergency care and equipment. In celebration of Fall Prevention
Day, learn common sense fall prevention tips.
Please call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Yarmouth Fire Department Presentation
Monday, September 25th from 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
The modern advanced life support Ambulance / Fall Prevention Day. Tour a modern ambulance and learn about advances in emergency care and equipment. In celebration of Fall Prevention Day, learn common sense fall prevention tips.
Please call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Congregate Lunch Event
Wednesday - September 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
We would like to introduce you to our Elder Services Congregate Luncheon Program here at the Yarmouth Senior Center by inviting you to experience a luncheon. The usual suggested voluntary donation of $3.00 is being paid for by the
Senior Center. Registration and some paper work is required. Please call Gail at
508-398-5060. Deadline for reservations is 9/20/17. Maximum 75
people; first come, first served. Come join the fun, socialize and enjoy lunch on us.


Friday, September 29th,1:30 PM-3:00 PM
If you or someone you know is turning 65 soon, it is time to start planning for your health insurance needs. Sheila Curtis, Regional SHINE Program Manager, will be here to explain Medicare, enrollment periods, options for supplemental insurance,
prescription drug plans and other assistance programs. So please join us and learn what Medicare is all about… ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Please call the Yarmouth Senior Center @508-394-7606, X1330
The SHINE program is a free health-counseling service provided
through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and
Barnstable County.

COLLECTION DAY: Saturday, October 7, 2017
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road
W. Yarmouth, MA 02673
What to bring:
◊  Cleaners & Chemicals
◊  Gasoline
◊  Mercury Products
◊  Oil-based Paints, Polishes & Stains
◊  Pool Chemicals
◊  Pesticides and Yard Chemicals
◊  *Small Business disposal accepted.
Call: 508-375-6699
Download your brochure:
HHW Collections are funded by the Town of
Yarmouth and Barnstable County’s Cape Cod
Cooperative Extension.

FLU SHOT CLINIC Friday, October 13th, 10:30 AM — 1:30 PM
Flu season is just around the corner, and the best way to protect your family is to get a flu shot right here at the Yarmouth Senior Center.
Flu Shot Clinic is sponsored by our local Walgreen’s Pharmacy. Please call 508-394-7606, X1330 for appointment.

Get Ready for Autumn Cooking
With Chef Rich Conti

Friday, October 20th at 1:30 pm
As the season starts to feel like fall, we look forward shifting our food focus to hardier fall foods. Soups, stews, and fall veggies return to our menu. Fall salad is a must and the new trends in salads continue to evolve. Join us for a lot of fun and
a great seasonal lunch. You will get to take home all the recipes and be able to try them at home. Cost is still just $20 for 5 courses. (other cooking lessons cost upwards of $50 for 3 courses). Please sign up at the Yarmouth Senior
Center. Pre-payment is required. Call 508-394-7606, X1330 to register.

“Different Scams and What To Do” “Interest” –
 “Why Can’t I get A Better Rate” 
Wednesday, October 25th at 1:00 PM
The Station Avenue, South Yarmouth Rockland Trust Branch will be offering a presentation and fielding questions about two very important topics. Fraud – “Different Scams and What To Do” and Interest – “Why Can’t I get A Better
Rate”. Come speak with Branch Manager Radley Jones, Bankers Annie Shaw and Gail Laflash for an informational presentation. The presentation will include informational
handouts to help protect you from different types of scams, as well as learn why the economy affects how much interest you can earn. Please call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Current Scams and Consumer Rights Friday, October 27th at 1:30 PM
“The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office and Consumer Assistance Council (CAC) team up to promote awareness on current scams that are happening in the region and on
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!” Call 508-394-7606, X1330

Health Plan Options Presentation
Friday, October 27th at 1:00 PM

If you are already enrolled in Medicare, you may be
wondering if you chose the right options.
This seminar explains your health insurance options,
including the rules for Medicare so you can be sure you’ve
made the right choices. This is an educational presentation
and discussion led by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Massachusetts representative. It typically includes:
Explanation of Medicare Parts A, B and C; Medicare
enrollment timeline; Medigap plans that help supplement
Medicare coverage; Medicare Advantage plans such as
HMOs and PPOs; Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
Call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

Health Plan Options Presentation Friday, October 27th at 1:00 PM
If you are already enrolled in Medicare, you may be wondering if you chose the right options. This seminar explains your health insurance options, including the rules for Medicare so you can be sure you’ve made the right choices. This is an educational presentation and discussion led by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. It typically includes: Explanation of Medicare Parts A, B and C; Medicare enrollment timeline; Medigap plans that help supplement
Medicare coverage; Medicare Advantage plans such as HMOs and PPOs; Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Call 508-394-7606, X1330 to RSVP.

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!