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OUR PLACE, OUR TIME

A PUBLICATION OF THE MEDFORD COUNCIL ON AGING


MEDFORD SENIOR CENTER, 101 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, MEDFORD 02155 TELEPHONE: 781-396-6010 FAX: 781-395-8912 CITY HALL T.D.D.: 781-393-2516 WEB SITE: WWW.MEDFORD.ORG E-MAIL: MEDFORDCOA@VERIZON.NET

OCTOBER 2012
Vieni con me! Come with me Medford Senior Citizens Inc. (MSCI) is
hosting our annual fundraiser ~ Celebration of Italy~ Authentic Italian food, Entertainment, Guest Speaker Mr. James DiPrima, Door prizes, 50/50 raffle and Several Italian Dessert tables for a taste of Italy. October 19, 2012 Friday beginning at 12noon Tickets are $20.00 per person

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOME MAINTENANCE Jobs that contribute to home safety are a priority. Fees are based upon a sliding scale, according to income. Yard work will be limited to three times per household for the season. For more information and to schedule service, call 781-396-6010. Carl will end his season the first week of November. Call today Attorney John Donahue from Law For Life - Beginning 10:30am on October 9th , Attorney Donahue will be available for 15/20 minute sessions, free advice and or information. Do you have questions about a will that was executed years ago? Have you recently undergone a major life change? Are you looking for information regarding Medicaid applications? Call for an appointment 781-396-6010. Legal Services provided by Dale Tamburro, PC, will be available on October 16th for personal one on one sessions beginning at 10:30am. Dale Tamburro will present a free seminar on Estate Planning on October 16th at 1pm at the Medford Senior Center. Topics will include Understanding basic estate planning and changes for 2012. A light lunch will be served please call to reserve your seat today, 781-396-6010. Morning Meditation & Self-Care October 24th at 9:00am. Mary Sbuttoni will lead this group starting with a warm up/self care technique to relax and release tension, and a meditation and mindfulness exercise. The basics of meditation will also be explained $5.00 for one hour. Please call 781-396-6010 to reserve your seat today. FOOD PANTRY for elders October 11th at 2pm. Elders and adults with disabilities who are interested in taking part in the food pantry should visit the Medford Senior Center to fill out an application. Participants must register prior to visiting the food

pantry, and are encouraged to register. Participants qualify based on income, disability, and age.

The Aging Brain Exercise your Memory each Wednesday at 10:30am; The session will help us improve our memory function and make everyday activities productive. This program will be presented by DVD and a discussion will follow. Whole Foods Cooking returns on Friday October 5th at 1:00pm with Carla. Get back on track after summer fun, with Carla and Health starts here!!! Sign up today in office or call 781-396-6010 Hallmark HealthHoliday Cheer and Holiday Fear: November 19th at 1pm Taking Care of Our Minds and bodies at this Time of Year. Presenter: Judy Seifert, LICSW, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator. Discussion on caring for ourselves during the holidays including ideas and exercises for coping and relaxing. Please call 781-396-6010 to reserve your seat today.

Health Seminars and Screenings

Reflexology with Jane Aire Beckwith, MsT AMTA certified and licensed will be offering reflexology on Monday October 1, 15, 29 . Reflexology provides deep relaxation on your hands or feet, strengthens immune system, and improves your health. Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30. She offers 20 minute sessions for $15. $5 deposit is required.

Ask A Nurse Please stop by and see Mary, she will be available on most Wednesdays from 1012 for Blood Pressure checks, questions, and more. Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. This program is sponsored by Greater Medford Visiting Nurse. Dont wait until its too late! Medicares Open Enrollment period is October 15 December 7. Find out whats new in Medicare for 2013. Come to the SHINE presentation on Wednesday October 3 at 11am. Sign up today by calling 781-3966010.

Metropolitan Home Health Services will offer a free presentation on Tuesday October 9th at 1:00pm. The topics will cover; When does someone actually need in-home care? Doesnt insurance cover everything? What services are available for in-home care? And much more..Call 781-396-6010 Dr. Carl Conui, DPM will be at the Medford Senior center on October 15th at 1:00pm. Dr. Conui, is from New England Foot & Ankle specialists, he will provide comprehensive medical and surgical care of foot related disorders. $30.00 per visit. Please call 781-396-6010 to make an appointment.

New England Eye Institute will offer a Mobile Eye Clinic on Monday October 22nd from 9:30am to 2:45pm. The mobile clinic will provide comprehensive eye care services and low vision rehabilitation. Each appointment will take 45/60 minutes per person. They will bill your insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured they can help with payments. A co-pay may also be charged. Please call 781-396-6010 to reserve your time today. The Elder Insider presents Wheres the Care?Wednesday , Nov 7th from 1pm

to 2pm. How to access the care and resources that are available to you! Are you confused about the many senior services that are available to you? You are not alone! Call today to reserve your seat 781-396-6010 December 20th at 10am for a presentation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. A brief presentation to explain how Medigap plans and Medicare Advantage plans work with Medicare. Questions on the 2013 benefits can be answered! All are welcome regardless of your insurance coverage. Reserve your seat today by calling 781-396-6010.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT THE SENIOR CENTER

LUNCH: Noontime meals are served each weekday, lunch program is run in cooperation with Mystic Valley Elder Services. Please call at least a day prior to reserve your meal, $2.00 meal donation. SHINE each Thursday in October from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Barbara McGonagle will be available by appointment to help you with all your health insurance needs. Call 781-396-6010 for appointment. Alterations with Carmina every Friday, 12 pm. Excellent work at reasonable prices. Master Tailor Carmina Cerbone is fast, efficient, and affordable. Legal Assistance, TriCAP Atty. Jayna Stafford on Wednesday October 10th, starting at 10 am Call 781-396-6010 for an appointment. Tri-Cap Legal Services for low-income residents. Rolands Jewelry Repair, Wednesday, October 17th, 1112 noon. John Racicot will help you with your jewelry repair needs. He will also replace batteries in hearing aids. Pet Therapy, Come down and visit Barbara and JACK, a pet therapy dog. October 2nd, at 11:30am. Representative Donato will be available October 31st to meet with constituents. Afternoon Movie, Tuesday October 30th at 1pm, Free Movie The Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore, Dermot Mulroney and Kristen Bell. After small-town Alaska journalist Adam Carlson writes about three wales trapped in the Arctic Circle, the US and USSR team up to rescue them in this tale inspired by true events. Rated PG