Council on Aging Update

News and Notes Wednesday October 13th, 2021

I have rose buds in my yard ready to pop and others flowered brilliantly, reds, oranges and yellows. In ordinary circumstances they would have been cut down and safely tucked away for the winter last weekend. Here we are in mid October and it feels like early June. I had to locate a bottle of sunscreen to put on. Fabulous weather. But…some folks say that there’s no global warming? We’ve always had warm spells in October but this feels somehow different. I digress.

Here’s a couple reminders for the week and a bit of coming attraction for the next. The HT Chen dance company will be here tomorrow, Thursday the 15th at 11:30 to offer a performance snippet from “Hidden Voices’, a work commissioned by the Berkshire County Cultural Commission and which addresses Chinese American history. It’s a story based on a North Adams shoe factory strike in 1870. Local history interpreted by a nationally recognized dance company. Check it out.

Two interesting events are scheduled for next Friday, October 22nd (as well as the 47th anniversary of a certain home run by some dude named Carlton Fisk). In the morning we’re having a French Toast Friday event with Jessica Walden from Berkshire Orthopedics who will come and talk with us about osteo maintenance and good bone health in general.

Later in the afternoon, Shauna Post, SHINE Supervisor from Elder Services will be at Harper to talk about the 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment Period at 1:00. Open enrollment goes from October into December and is pretty much the only time annually when you can enroll in, or change your medicare prescription plans. If you need this information for yourself or someone you know you might want to pop by Harper for an hour. Can’t make it in person? You can reach Shauna at Elder Services by calling 413-499-0525 and asking for SHINE.

Rick is making a van run to Chef’s Hat tomorrow at 11:00 so if you want to be a part of the lunch bunch you can hop on the bus by calling 413-458-8250. 

Justin will be here to check everyone’s blood pressure during the bingo break on Friday. Sarah has actually scheduled him at 1:45 which seems to be a little closer to the bingo break. Of course, with that game, you never know! Games can be drawn out or end quickly right? Just a swing of a bat…oops, wrong sport.

Enjoy the weather while it lasts.

Brian

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