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The Spirit of Bellingham

 

40 Blackstone Street ● Bellingham, MA 02019 Phone: 508-966-0398 ● Fax: 508-966-5843

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8am-4pm Tuesday 8am-7pm Friday 8am-3pm

Carolyn Roycroft, Director ● This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ● www.bellinghamma.org

 

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful autumn weather. We’re so lucky to live in New England during this pastoral season; the leaves are changing colors, the air is cool and crisp, football season is in full swing, and there are so many exciting events happening at the Senior Center!

Firstly, I hope everybody plans on attending this month’s Hot Topics with Larry Lowenthal on Tuesday, October 10 at 3pm. He will be discussing the healthcare debate. This is a free program!

On Thursday, October 12 at 2pm there will be a performance by musician Dan Hart. Dan plays a wide range of music from the 1920’s - 1970’s. This is a free event!

Lastly, join us on Tuesday, October 31 for a spooktacular Halloween party! There will be desserts and beverages at 1:30pm followed by a performance on Witches by historical interpreter, Patricia Perry, at 2pm. Halloween costumes are optional! This is a free event!

Please remember to sign up in advance for all programs at the front desk or by calling 508-966-0398. Also, please note that the Senior Center will begin its winter hours on Tuesday, October 31.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Roycroft

 

SHINE Open Enrollment Presentations

Learn about the 2018 changes being made to Medicare.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

Wednesday, October 18 at 9:30am & Thursday, October 19 at 4pm

 

1. Alzheimer’s Effective Communication Strategies - Tues., October 3 at 4pm

2. Hot Topic: Healthcare Debate - Tues., October 10 at 3pm

3. Musician Dan Hart - Thurs., October 12 at 2pm

4. Russian Icons - Tues., October 17 at 1:30pm

5. Halloween Party & Witches Presentation by Patricia Perry - Tues., October 31 at 1:30pm

 

 

Council on Aging Newsletter

October 2017

 

A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

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Council on Aging (COA) Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide support and leadership to our senior community through advocacy and by implementing educational, nutritional, recreational and wellness programs to meet their needs.

COA Officers and Board Members

508-966-0398 Our next COA Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at 1pm

Chair: Kay Page Co-Chair: Betty Willey Treasurer: Tina Tyler Board Members: Joan Mallard, Paul Peter and Tsune Roberts Sunshine Person: Pat Levesque

Associate Board Members: Beverly Trimm

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To sign up for an email subscription:

Go to www.bellinghamma.org and click Subscribe to News at the bottom of the page. Enter your email address, check the box for Council on Aging News, scroll down and click Send My Request. You will receive a confirmation email to which you will need to reply to finalize your request. You will then receive an email each month with a link to a digital version of The Spirit of Bellingham.

Happy Reading!

COUNCIL ON AGING NEWS & EVENTS

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2017 BELLINGHAM SENIOR CENTER FALL FAIR

Saturday, November 4 ● 9am to 3pm ● at the Senior Center

Featuring Hand Made Crafts, Food, Baked Goods, Raffles, Gift Room & Music by Polka Paul

Come enjoy the day with us Donations are still being accepted and can be dropped off

at the Senior Center

The following is a list of individuals that made a monetary donation to the

Bellingham COA Senior Center:

Mary C. Burr in memory of Howard Burr, Sr. Mary F. Patrick and family in memory of Kenneth Bogan Richard S. & Denise Blair, Donna H. Donahue & Lawrence M. Chiccarelli, Gail M. Drysdale, E.T.& L. Corp., David Zazza and Lorraine P. Dennis in memory of Duke Farese

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COA News & Events

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Directory, Notes & Important Info.

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Programs & Activities

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Groups & Clubs

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SHINE NEWS

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BESG News & Events

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Outreach & VA News

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Services

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Calendar of Events

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