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Volume 2, Issue 6
860-621-3014
NOVEMBER, 2014
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Here it is November and change is in the air!
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on
Sunday, November 2, then start looking forward
to the holidays! Seasons change and changes
come into each one of our lives. Recently Sharyn
Murphy retired as our Program Coordinator.
I would like to personally thank Sharyn for the
more than 10 years of dedication and service
she provided. When I hired Sharyn, it was at the
start of major changes in Medicare and State of
Connecticut Social Service programs. I want to
express our gratitude for all that Sharyn accomplished in those areas, as well as in programming. As we go forward, please welcome Dave
(aka Harry) Harrington as the new Program Coordinator. Harry has provided much needed assistance in recent months, and brings experience
and expertise with Medicare Parts A/B/C/D,
Energy Assistance Programs, CHOICES counseling, as well as other areas. Rebecca Stone, also
qualified in those areas continues to be available
to provide information and assistance. We also
have a new full time bus driver, Rosario Cosentino.
Mr. Cosentino most recently worked at Elim Park,
and is a welcome addition to the staff. There are
many opportunities for you at Calendar House.
As you read and enjoy Active Lifestyles, we hope
you find something of interest. On Thursday, November 13 at 1pm Patricia Walden, NHA, Executive Vice President of Central Connecticut Senior
Health Services, a component of Hartford HealthCare will be at Calendar House to provide information and updates on HOCC-BMH campus.
On Thursday, November 20 following the 1pm
Membership Meeting, Denis Rioux of BL Company, the architectural firm conducting the Needs
Assessment Study for Calendar House will join
us to provide an overview of the project and the
opportunity for you to voice your ideas, concerns
and things you’d like to see developed in our senior center. Please plan to attend and offer your
opinions. It’s an exciting month! Enjoy!
Robert Verderame, Calendar House Director
Colorful autumn changes at the Calendar House!
CLOSED!
FESTIVE HOLIDAY PARTY
STORM CLOSINGS
Our Annual Holiday Party at the Aqua Turf, Kay’s
Pier South will be held on Thursday, December
11 at noon. Tickets are $30 per person. Last
day to purchase tickets is Friday, December 5. If
requesting to be seated at a specific table, please
decide the designated person, before purchasing
tickets, be sure to specify that name as the group
you wish to be seated with. Even if you do not
have enough for a table, and wish to be seated
with one or several other individuals, PLEASE
indicate that when purchasing tickets. Menu:
Tossed Salad; Penne Pasta; Baked Scrod; Roast
Beef; Maple Glazed Carrots; Garlic Whipped
Potatoes; Cherries Jubilee. DJ Jerry Limmer will
entertain. Cash bar available.
M
P.
Calendar House will be closed on Tuesday,
November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Calendar House will also be closed on Thursday,
November 27 and Friday, November 28 in
celebration of Thanksgiving.
Announcements are made on WFSB Channel 3
(position 3 on Cox Cable); WTIC AM (1080) &
WTIC AM (96.5) if the Calendar House is closed.
When closed, the nutrition program, all classes &
activities are cancelled. Buses do not run.
Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!
Get your bright, healthy and beautiful smile right here!
PREVENTIVE CARE
COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Composite Fillings
Crowns (Caps)
Dental Implants
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Fixed Bridges
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Teeth Whitening
CEREC: Single Appointment Crowns
Stephanie A. Urillo, D.D.S., P.C.
Gentle, Caring Family Dentistry
360-15 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
860.276.0027
[email protected] | Office Hours by Appointment | New Patients Welcome
ASK ABOUT OUR SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT!
SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION
ADVISORY BOARD
Wednesday, November 12, 3:30 PM
Calendar House Main Hall. Calendar
House members and the public are encouraged to attend.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday, November 20, 1 PM
Calendar House Membership Association Meeting – all are welcome! You
are encouraged to come for an brief
update on the “business” of the Association. Following the meeting, Denis
Rioux and Al Kalvaitis from the architectural firm of BL Companies of Meriden will provide an overview of the
“Needs Assessment Study” they are
conducting on behalf of the Calendar
House. Your questions, ideas, insights,
suggestions and concerns will provide
a valuable resource for them in considering the priorities and potential of our
Senior Center. Please come prepared to
share your thoughts and voice your concerns. Thanks! Light refreshments will be
served. RSVP 860.621.3014.
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, December 18, 3:30 PM
Calendar House Membership Association Meeting – all are welcome! Celebrate the season as the DePaolo Middle
School students delight you with their
musical talents! A brief update on the
“business” will follow with an opportunity to offer your thoughts, comments
and suggestions. Light refreshments.
RSVP at 860.621.3014.
FINANCIAL CLUB
Wednesday, November 12, 1 PM
Learn how to manage your financial
investments, including stocks, bonds,
CD’s, money markets, mutual funds and
other investment instruments with Connie
Proll, a certified financial advisor.
DIGITAL PHOTO CLUB
Wednesday, November 19, 1 PM
State-of-the-art digital photography
techniques with Peter Freeman our
photography guru. Occasional field
trips are planned.
COMPUTER CLUB
Wednesday, November 26, 1 PM
Review any and all computer related
topics; take part in building or
upgrading computers, learning in the
process how each component works.
HOCC/BMH UPDATE
Thursday, November 13, 1 PM
Patricia “Trish” Walden, NHA, Executive Vice President of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, a component of Hartford HealthCare will be with
us to provide information and updates
on the Hospital of Central Connecticut-Bradley Memorial Campus. This is a
valuable opportunity to “get the facts”
not the rumors, voice your concerns and
demonstrate your support for Bradley.
Light refreshments will be served. Please
register by calling 860.621.3014.
COIN & CURRENCY
COLLECTING
Friday, November 21, 1 PM
Blair Soucy has been collecting coins
for over 40 years and is a professional coin dealer. Friday, November 21st
at 9:30am he will talk about the state
of the hobby today, the US Mint and
it’s products, the gold and silver bullion
market and provide a general overview
of coin and currency collecting. You
are encouraged to bring in any coins/
currency for Blair to examine and give
you an idea of value and rarity. Time
for questions & answers. Program designed for everyone experienced and/
or just curious! Reserve your seat by
calling 860.621.3014 or stop in the
office.
CREATE YOUR OWN
JEWELRY CLASS
Friday 21 November 1:00 PM
Imagine being able to create and design your own jewelry. Come join this
“Hands-On” class on November 21,
1:30-4:30 pm with The Bead Lady, Jan
Hasenjager, to learn basic jewelry making techniques. You’ll make a fabulous
necklace and earrings for the holidays
from crystal, metal, glass and stone
beads and findings. You will also be
able to make a pair of angel or snowman earrings. from stone, metal, glass
and crystal beads and findings. No
special jewelry skills are necessary for
this class. Learn a new skill and make
something special for yourself or to give
as a gift. It’s fun, rewarding and very
creative. Material fee: $10. Sign up in
office.
COMPUTER CLASS
REGISTRATION
Late registration for the winter 2014
computer class sessions will be held
Monday, November 3 from 10 to 11
AM. More information can be found
at www.calendarhouse.org under the
“computer classes” tab.
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TRIPS! TRIPS! TRIPS!
Trip Desk (located in mini lounge by fireplace) will be open from 10AM-12noon
on Wednesday, November 5 and
Wednesday, November 12 to answer
questions and reserve your trip. Payment is required to reserve your seat.
Payments should be made at the Trip
Desk during these times, or see Harry
in the office.
• Sunday, December 7, “It’s A Wonderful Life” Stageloft Theatre, Sturbridge,
MA. Lunch at Salem Cross Inn. Cost:
$76.pp
• Monday, December 15, “The Diamonds”, Aqua Turf, Plantsville. Stroll
with your �Little Darlin’ down memory
lane at an unforgettable day. Enjoy
classics...The stroll, Silhouettes, She
Say, Church Bells, Why do fools fall
in love and many more. Delicious
lunch served family style. Drive yourself. Cost: $70.pp
• Sunday, February 15, “Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels”, a stylish, sexy, irreverent
musical comedy about two con men
living on the French Riviera! Warner
Theatre, Torrington, CT. Full course
luncheon prior to show (restaurant
TBA). Cost: $90.pp
For more information on any of these
trips, please pick up a flyer on the
“rounder”!
POWER FOODS
Thursday, November 6, 1 PM
Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will sponsor “Power Foods”. Kailee Conrad, registered dietician and
Live Right program coordinator at Shop
Rite will highlight foods that are nutritional powerhouses - packing an incredible amount of nutrients in small packages, resulting in a wide array of health
benefits. She will lead a discussion how
eating right is the foundation to boost
health to the fullest potential. Attendees
will receive an accompanying informational brochure. Coffee and snacks will
be served. Please call 860.621.3014
to register.
COFFEE �N DESSERT
Thursday, December 4, 1 PM
Infinity HomeCare invites you for “Coffee
�n Dessert” on Thursday, December 4,
2014 at 1 PM. Physical Therapist Peter
Boudo will help you discover how to
reduce your risk factor for falls; learn
how most falls are caused, and how to
make your home safer!Please RSVP at
860-621-3014.
FOOT CLINIC
Sue Zdeblick, RN with 30+ years experience including Foot Care Nurse Certification provides a monthly foot clinic
by appointment only. There is a nominal fee. Please call 860.621.3014 for
more info or to make an appointment.
NOT TOO LATE…
If you haven’t gotten around to it.. if
it slipped your mind.. if you just plain
forgot about it.. It’s NOT too late.. to
participate in your Membership Association’s EIGHTH (can you believe it?)
annual “NO-BAKE” BAKE SALE, YOUR
opportunity to support your Association
without baking or bringing goodies in
or even sacrificing your diets by purchasing & eating extra baked goods!
Your donations will provide the source
to subsidize special programs, events &
entertainment for the coming year. Let’s
make it the most successful one ever!!
Special envelopes are available in
the office, or simply write “NO-BAKE”
BAKE SALE on any envelope, place
your generous donation inside and either mail it or drop it off in the office!
And THANKS ever so much! Checks
should be made payable to: Calendar
House Membership Association
55 ALIVE SAFE DRIVING
One day only class! November 14 OR
December 12, 8:45 AM -1PM. Focuses
on latest driving techniques with emphasis on defensive driving. No in-thecar training involved, only classroom.
PLEASE NOTE CURRENT PRICING!
Cost: $15 for AARP Members (must provide membership #) $20 for Non AARP
Members. Payable to AARP. Register at
860.621.3014
NOTE OF THANKS
Special thanks to Nicole Spagnolietti,
Sharon Robinson, Erika Stinson and
Cynthia Gilbert, Central Connecticut
Senior Health Services, Connecticut
Center for Aging,and the many
vendors who participated in our recent
Mini-Health Fair. The information,
connections, screenings and assistance
provided were greatly appreciated by
all the attendees.
SENIOR COMMUNITY
CAFÉ
Jean Miller, Nutrition Site Manager
PHONE: 860.621.6738 HOURS:
10:30 AM - 12 PM. Signup sheets are
provided daily in the Main Hall. You
may sign up on a daily or weekly basis,
but you must sign up at least 24 hours
in advance. You must also call to cancel
meals. Suggested donation: $2.50. The
program is limited to individuals 60 and
older.
GOOD YARN!
“Granny Squares” a group of women
gather once a week at Calendar House
to knit and crochet lap blankets, hats,
scarves and mittens that are donated to
worthy causes. If you have any GOOD
YARN - clean, acrylic, colorful yarn that
you could donate, it will be put it to
good use! Thanks!
DIAL-A-RIDE BUS
DIAL-A-RIDE BUS provides transportation at no charge for Southington residents aged 55 & over and for people
with disabilities. Transportation is available to & from doctor & dental appointments. On Mondays, Tuesdays &
Thursdays rides are available to various
shopping locations. Mon-Fri rides are
provided to & from Calendar House for
lunch, activities, programs & appointments. ADVANCE notice is required three days (72 hours) is requested when
possible. We ask that medical appointments be made between 9am-2:30pm
for in town and between 10am-1pm for
out of town. Please call 860-621-3014.
SHOPPERS please call Calendar House
on Thursday mornings for following
week’s shopping schedule. (Requests
made after 12 noon on Thursdays may
not be accommodated.)
SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY
The Town of Southington in conjunction
with the Commission on DisAbilities has
established a Special Needs Registry at
the Southington Police Department Dispatch Center to assist residents with special needs in the event of emergency or
evacuation. This includes but is not limited to events such as floods, fire, severe
winter storms, etc. Some examples of
needs are residents with wheelchair or
mobility issues and/or residents that require oxygen on a daily basis. Detailed
info is contained on the registration
form, available at http://www.southingtonpolice.org/911specialneedsform.pdf. Mail completed form to Southington Commission on DisAbilities, PO
Box 439, Marion CT 06444 or deliver to SPD, 69 Lazy Lane, Southington.
Registration forms are also available at
the Calendar House Senior Center. The
Southington Commission on DisAbilities
follows the HIPAA privacy laws.
CHRISTMAS TREE
SHOP TRIP
Tuesday, November 18, 9:30 AM
A shopping trip to the Christmas Tree
Shop in Manchester has been scheduled for Thursday, November 18,
2014, departing from the Calendar
House at 9:30 AM. Lunch at HomeTown
Buffet (on your own). Return approx 3
PM. Cost: $5. covers transportation
only. Limited to approx 50 passengers.
SOLD OUT - Waiting list only.
WARM WELCOME
“Good Morning!” “Welcome!” “May I
help you?” First impressions do count!
Would you be willing to volunteer as a
“greeter” at the front entrance? Would
you consider answering the phone for a
few hours each week? Your assistance
would be much appreciated by the Calendar House staff, and create a warm,
welcoming reception for folks! If you’re
even “thinking” about it, please talk to
Dawn or Cindy. Thanks!
WINTER ENERGY
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Winter is rapidly approaching and
thoughts turn to home heating needs. We
are taking applications for individuals
who heat their homes with deliverable
fuels (oil, propane, wood chips, pellets,
coal, etc.) by appointment ONLY. Call
your vendor before applying to make
sure the vendor is still participating.
Applications for CL&P/Yankee Gas customers will be scheduled for after November 30. Please specify which type
of gas used, (Propane or Yankee Gas)
when calling to make your appointment. 2014/15 INCOME GUIDELINES
HAVE NOT BEEN SET YET; BUT LAST
YEARS WERE: $32,190.08* single
individual; $42,094.72* married couple *subject to change by State of CT.
Call 860.621.3014 to make an appointment. Proof of Income/Assets for
ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD
is required. ALL PAGES of each financial statement are required by the State.
Documents must show all income, incl.
year-to-date interest and assets AND
MUST BE the most recent available
prior to your application date. LIQUID
ASSETS INCLUDE: checking, savings,
CD’s, stocks/bonds, IRA’s annuities &
any other accounts in which the principal amount can be accessed & cashed
in at any time. You must bring TWO
COPIES (both sides) that we may keep
of the following income verifications
from 2014 no older than one month
prior to your application. Social Security: SSA printout (1.800.772.1213)
or copy of current SS check or copy of
bank statement with direct deposit. Pensions/Annuities: check stubs or copies
of check or letter on payer’s letterhead.
If working: four most recent consecutive
pay stubs or two consecutive bi-monthly
or semi-monthly pay stubs or statement
on employer’s letterhead. Self-employment: worksheet for last six months.
Unemployment benefits: CT Dept of Labor documentation with start date and
amount received weekly. Rent receipts:if
heat is included in rent. Gas/Electric/
Oil: most recent utility bill; oil ticket received. Driver’s License or other form of
ID. SSA TPQY form: if receiving disability benefits (no older that one month).
WILLING TO HELP?
Calendar House provides an amazing
free service in the preparation and filing of federal and state income tax returns for our senior population, saving
them time, anxiety and fees! Our dedicated Income Tax Counselors make
this possible and receive training and
certification through the AARP TCE
program. But the program is growing
and we need YOU! Time frame: January - training; Feb-April 15 counseling,
one day per week. Please consider this
opportunity and contact Cynthia in the
office for more info. Thanks!
Enjoying the holiday festivities at our annual holiday party.
MEDICARE OPEN
ENROLLMENT FOR
MEDICARE PART D RX
Medicare features a six-week period
annually known as Open Enrollment Period (OEP) when you can make changes to your plan, leave your plan entirely
in favor of one you believe is better, or
if satisfied with your current coverage,
leave it exactly as it is. This period will
begin October 15, ending December
7. All changes made will become effective January 1, 2015. Calendar House
Counselors are available to assist first
time or returning individuals in making
informed choices re. their prescription
drug/healthcare plan for the coming
year. Please call 860.621.3014 to
make an appointment. When calling,
please let us know your specific needs
so the length of time needed to assist
you may be scheduled accordingly.
NOTE: Individuals on the Medicare
Savings Program with extra help for
prescription drugs have a special exception and may change their plans at
any time. Medicare Supplement plans
do not have an open enrollment period.
People can switch plans at any point.
In
Memoriam
Robert
Rosenbaum
Donations in memory or
honor of of a friend or
relative may be made
to the Calendar House
Memorial Fund and are
gratefully accepted
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NOVEMBER • 2014
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
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9AM Ping Pong
9AM Pool Players
9:30AM Line Dance
10AM Folk Art
10AM Stained Glass
11AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Mah Jong
2:30PM Badminton
10AM-Noon Computer
Class Late Registration
It’s Election Day!
9AM Pool Players
10AM Poetry
12:30PM Acrylic Painting
1PM Setback
1:30PM Strength Training
2:30PM Drawing
9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10AM Granny Squares
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Watercolor
1PM Ping Pong
2:30PM Badminton
10AM-Noon Trip Desk
Foot Clinic by Appointment
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9AM Ping Pong 11
Pool Players
9:30AM Line Dance
10AM Folk Art
10AM Stained Glass
11AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Mah Jong
2:30PM Badminton
Center Closed in
Observance of
Veteran’s Day
9AM Ping Pong
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Pool Players
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9:30 AM Line Dance
10AM Stained Glass
10AM Folk Art
11AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Mah Jong
2:30PM Badminton
9AM Pool Players
10AM Poetry
12:30PM Acrylic Painting
1PM Setback
1:30PM Strength Training
2:30PM Drawing
Christmas Tree Shoppe
9AM Ping Pong
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Pool Players
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9:30 AM Line Dance
10AM Stained Glass
10AM Folk Art
11AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Mah Jong
2:30PM Badminton
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9AM Pool Players
10AM Poetry
12:30PM Acrylic Painting
1PM Setback
1:30PM Strength Training
2:30PM Drawing
Foot Clinic by Appointment
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9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10AM Granny Squares
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Watercolor
1PM Ping Pong
1PM Financial Club
2:30PM Badminton
10AM-Noon Trip Desk
3:30PM Commission
Advisory Board Meeting
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9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10AM Granny Squares
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Watercolor
1PM Ping Pong
1PM Digital Photo Club
2:30PM Badminton
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9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10AM Granny Squares
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Watercolor
1PM Ping Pong
1PM Computer Club
2:30PM Badminton
12:30-1:30PM BP w/CT
Center for Healthy Aging
THURSDAY
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8:45AM TOPS
9AM Pool Players
10AM Strength Training
10AM Quilting (Mickey)
11:15AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Quilting (Karen)
1PM Scrabble
11AM-12PM BP w/CT
Center for Healthy Aging
1PM Coffee ’n Dessert
Power Foods
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9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Bingo
SATURDAY
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139AM
8:45AM TOPS 14
Pool Players
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209AM
8:45AM TOPS 21
Pool Players
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10AM Strength Training
10AM Quilting (Mickey)
11:15AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Quilting (Karen)
1PM Scrabble
1PM Coffee ’n Dessert
HOCC/BMH Update
Trish Walden
10AM Strength Training
10AM Quilting (Mickey)
11:15AM Physical Fitness
12:30PM Quilting (Karen)
1PM Scrabble
1PM Membership Meeting
1:30PM Denis Rioux
BL Company
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9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Bingo
8:45AM 55 Alive
Safe Driving
9AM Dancercise
9AM Pool Players
9AM Gentle Yoga
10:15AM Ace Aerobics
1PM Bingo
9:30AM Blair Soucy “Coins”
1:30PM Beading Class
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Center closed in
celebration of Thanksgiving
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