Community Events

           Yarmouth Town Administrator Dan Knapik Office Hours

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armouth Town Administrator Office Hours Beginning on February 22, 2018, Yarmouth Town Administrator Dan Knapik will begin holding monthly office hours for ALL residents of the town on the fourth Thursday of every month from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Yarmouth Senior Center located at 528 Forest Road in West Yarmouth. No appointments are necessary but can be made by calling (508) 398-2231, ext. 1271 or emailing: ldennehy@yarmouth.ma.us. 

          Mark Forest Office Hours

Mark Forest Office Hours 9:00 AM– 10:30 AM Yarmouth Senior Center welcomes Mark Forest of Yarmouth Board of Selectman on the 4th Thursday, monthly for office hours. Join Mark for coffee and donuts. Call 508-394-7606, X 1330 to make an appointment. If you can’t make it—feel free to email him at: mark.r.forest@comcast.net 2018 schedule:  2/22/18, 3/22/18, 4/26/18, 5/24/18, 6/28/18, 7/26/18, 8/23/18, 9/27/18, 10/25/18, 11/22/18, 12/20/18.

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 - April. You’re welcome to join one of their meetings or contact them at: www.dynewcomers.us for more information

TAX-AIDE Volunteers
Do you enjoy people? · Do you think numbers can be fun? If yes, then we’re looking to share the fun with you. Since 1968 AARP Foundation TAX-Aide Volunteers have been
helping low - and moderate-income taxpayers complete their Federal and State income tax returns free of charge. New volunteers participate in a training program each fall.
Over a three week period of time (twice a week for 3 weeks) they are trained in the process of completing tax returns. Counselors, upon passing the required test, are assigned to
various centers across the Cape and Islands. Preference is given to centers near their homes. From February through April 15, wonderful people are met and needed help is given. Schedules are flexible and allow for vacation time Find out more about the fun you can have by being a
Tax-Aide Volunteer Counselor. For more information contact: Pat Zeiss, Volunteer Coordinator at:
patzeiss@juno.com or call (508) 255-2292.

American Legion Post #197
Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at our Center. All Vets are welcome. Please call Forrest Thorpe at 508-367-5740 for information. Please bring old flags into the Senior Center so that we may dispose of them reverently.
 
Barnstable Veterans’ Services
Did you know that 955 case files exist for Yarmouth veterans or widows at the Barnstable office? Are you a Veteran or Widow in need of help? Please contact our Veterans Services Agent, Major Greg Quilty USMC (ret.) Barnstable County Services Officer at the main office located on 66 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA. Telephone: 508-778-8740 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Call for an office appointment or a home visit if you are a homebound Veteran or Widow.

Yarmouth Energy Committee
Office Hours: Mondays from 2PM to 4PM
Energy-related questions about electric bills, energy audits, weatherization or solar? Bring them in any Monday afternoon for personalized consumer advice from a member of Yarmouth’s Town
Energy Committee. RSVP X1330.

Yarmouth Alzheimer’s / Dementia Support Groups
Mill Hill Memory Care Staff Presents
Meeting 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
2:00 PM—3:30 P
M
The Alzheimer's Family Support Center offers free support groups for people living with AD/dementia and their caregivers. Caregivers meet with Fran Lavin, RN, while people with cognitive disease meet with members of Mill Hill’s memory care staff. These groups are free and open to the public, and are fully confidential. For more information, please call 508-896-5170.

 ncoa
  On behalf of the National Council on Aging, I congratulate the Town of Yarmouth’s Intergenerational Age-Friendly Community team on their innovative community building program at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute today. The idea of bringing high school and university students
together with older persons has been supported by NCOA for many years, but this is a unique variation on that theme. By asking our youth to discover a purposeful lifespan that supports
aging in place through Model United Nations adaptations with generational inclusion and by adding a committee on Aging to the traditional Model UN, we are building increased opportunities for
engagement, understanding and action. It would be great to see the “Intergenerational Model United Nations” in communities across the nation.
NCOA applauds the power of “together” in community-building tools like this in collaboration with the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Community Network, AARP and other initiatives,
including the Aging Mastery Program (AMP) which began in Massachusetts and is now in 200+ communities nationwide. Have fun with this, and enjoy one another as you discover yourself,
your purpose and your community in new ways.

Sincerely,
James Firman
President & CEO
National Council on Aging

Cable Cord-Cutting Workshop March 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM Cable or satellite TV bills eating your budget alive? Join State Representative Randy Hunt to discover ways to cut your phone and cable bills while keeping the programming you love. The cable operator on Cape Cod monopolizes the market when it comes to our residential internet access. Your state legislators are working hard with their partners to encourage better pricing and faster internet speeds by introducing competition. This will take some time. In the meantime, there are alternatives to subscribing to cable or satellite TV that will save you money. Representative Hunt will walk you through some of those options, how they work, and how much they cost. Learn about over-the-air (OTA) stations, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, CBS All Access, HBO Now, Showtime, and other TV-viewing alternatives. Also, find out how to use your internet connection to eliminate your landline telephone service. This hour-long seminar is brought to you as a public service by the Yarmouth Senior Center; Yarmouth Town Libraries; State Representatives Randy Hunt, Will Crocker, and Tim Whelan; and State Senator Julian Cyr. Admission is free, but an RSVP is encouraged. Call the Library at 508-760-4820 to register. Cord-Cutting Workshop Friday, March 9, 2018 1:30 P. M. -2:30 P. M. at the South Yarmouth Library

Social Security Announces 2.0  Percent Benefit Increase for 2018 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.0 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018.  Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 29, 2017.  (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits)  The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages.  Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $128,700 from $127,200.  Of the estimated 175 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2018, about 12 million will pay more because of the increase in the taxable maximum.   Information about Medicare changes for 2018, when announced, will be available at www.medicare.gov.      The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated.  To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.


Uncle Sam
 Bingo Caller Needed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 9:30 AM at Yarmouth Senior Center. Volunteers wanted to spend a few hours each week with our 2nd graders reading and learning from one another as part of our Bridges Together Curriculum. Begins in January 2018. Volunteers wanted to be an Ambassador for our Intergenerational Model United Nations field trips in March 2018. We’ll be headed to the Textile Museum in Lowell as we focus on WOMEN and to the State House as we focus on AGING. Friendly Visitors wanted to spend some time reading or playing cards with homebound elders. Light Administrative assistant to prepare letters and support Newsletter and Website work as needed. Grant Writer wanted to expand capacity of Age-Friendly Community Team. Contact Dianne Kane, Volunteer Manager at 508394-7606, X 1334
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Library News

The library needs a “few good volunteers” to help maintain our beautiful library. No prior experience needed. Please visit our receptionist to fill out a volunteer application. In addition, we have puzzles to loan and large print books available. If you have any extra book ends to donate, please leave them at the front desk. Thank you for your continued interest in your library.

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Elder Services Meals on Wheels Volunteers Wanted for Yarmouth!

Find your purpose by delivering meals to our homebound elders in Yarmouth this winter.
It will only take a few hours per week.   Deliveries are made from 8-12 Mon-Fri and you
will be reimbursed for your gas.   Please contact Gail Murray at 508-398-5060.




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willcrockerState Representative Office Hours
State Representative Office Hours State Representative Will Crocker is the State Representative for
the Second Barnstable District which includes the Town of Yarmouth, specifically Precincts five and six. He will hold Office hours for ALL residents of the town on the first Friday of the month from
9:30 to 11:00 A.M. at The Yarmouth Senior Center located at 528 Forest Road in W. Yarmouth, MA. No appointments are necessary, but can be made at: William.crocker@mahouse.gov

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  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Presentation




Yarmouth age-friendly initiative could go Cape-wide

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  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation:

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 to Kindred Healthcare for sponsoring
  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation:

Image result for special thanks images
 to Kindred Healthcare for sponsoring
  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation:

Image result for special thanks images
 to Kindred Healthcare for sponsoring
  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation:

Image result for special thanks images
 to Kindred Healthcare for sponsoring
  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation:

Image result for special thanks images
 to Kindred Healthcare for sponsoring
  1. Title: Age-Friendly Yarmouth Promotes World Elder

Abuse Awareness Day


Guest Speaker:

Alec Graham, JD, Director of Protective Services with the

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Panel Discussion:

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 1)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 2)

Yarmouth Senior Center: Elder Abuse Awareness (Part 3)

2.Title: Age-Friendly Findings Review Community Forum

Guest Speaker:

Jan Mutchler from UMASS Boston will be here to explain age-friendly

framework and to share demographic information about aging in Yarmouth.

A community discussion to identify important issues facing seniors.

Second Presentation: