October 20, 2018

Dighton Council On Aging October 2018 Monthly Happenings

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Free Trial Day At Prime Time: “Prime Time” is an adult supportive respite facility located in the rear of the Town Hall, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, (Route 138). If you know of someone who cannot stay alone or whose family could benefit from some respite, we may be able to help both the elder and the caregiver. “Prime Time” is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “Prime Time” is a supervised program for elders where they can enjoy a full and productive life. Call Sheila at (508) 669-6272 or visit us at www.dighton-ma.gov for more information.

Flu Shot Clinic: Hosted by the Dighton Council on Aging, SHIELD YOURSELF FROM THE FLU: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00 pm—2:00 pm, Lower Level-Dighton Town Hall, 979 Somerset Ave. Dighton, MA. Please Bring Your Insurance Cards, if you have any questions, please contact: Christina @ (508) 676-3370, Provided by Rite Aid Pharmacy

Don’t Forget To Vote!
Special Town Meeting
Monday, October 15th., at 7 p.m.
Dighton Rehoboth High School Auditorium

Early Voting For
Ma State Elections

Early voting will be held during the week of October 22nd., and the week of October 29th. Voting will be held in the lower level of the Dighton Town Hall:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mark Your Calendar! It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO or PPO), you should have received a notice from your plan by the end of September. That notice outlines changes to be made to your plan for 2019: it is important to review, understand and save this information. During Medicare Open Enrollment, from October 15th to December 7th, you will be able to change your plan for next year. If you would like help understanding your upcoming changes and options, Regional S.H.I.N.E., (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone), coordinator Lisa Sarkis, will be at the Dighton Council on Aging, at the Lincoln Village Community Center, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton on: Thursday, November 15th., at 10:30 am. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your questions answered. Please call 508-823-0095 to register

Entertainment At Prime Time: The very popular duo, Ludwig and Auntie Hilda, will be at Prime Time to sing for us, as we celebrate Oktoberfest. Lou and Jan Borelli will play and sing German songs like "Schnitzelbank", "Sixteen Days of Oktoberfest", "Ein Prosit", and "Vogeltanz". They also enjoy getting the audience involved in their show. Join us at Prime Time on Wednesday, October 10th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 p.m. Please call Sheila at 508-669-6272 to let us know you’ll be attending. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Dighton Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Attention Dighton Veterans: Save the date! Mark your calendars! Veterans Day Breakfast, Saturday, November 10th., at 9:00 AM, West Dighton Congregational Church, 2767 Horton Street, (at the Intersection of Horton and Wellington Streets), I hope to see you there! Town of Dighton, Veterans Agent, Donald L. Hirschy, 774-872-0211

Vision Clinic At Prime Time: A Vision Clinic will be held Tuesday, November 27th., at Prime Time. Cornerstone Family Vision provides this free service of minor repairs and adjustments to eyeglasses. If you are a Dighton resident 60+ and need this service, please call (508) 669-6272 for more information.

Free Dental Screening Clinic: The Clinic is open to anyone aged 60 years and older, living in Massachusetts, Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:45 am- 1:00 pm, Harmony Adult Day Health Center, 725A Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA, to schedule your free appointment, please call: 774-203-1326

Wanted! Volunteer! Do you play guitar or piano? Do you enjoy making others happy? If so, Prime Time is looking for you. We are looking for someone to lead a monthly sing-along at Prime Time. If this is for you, please call Sheila at 508-669-6272 for more information.

Town Of Dighton Community Food Bank For Dighton Residents: Dighton Town Hall, (Lower Level) 979 Somerset Ave. Dighton. The next food bank will be held on: October 20th, starting at 8:00 a.m. First time attending: Must show ID and Utility bill with address and, Show Proof of need: Tax Returns, Disability Statement, etc.

Reminiscing With Myrna: The Town of Dighton Historian, would like to listen to your stories about the good old days. Join us Friday, October 19th., at 10 a.m., (please call to confirm). Join us at the Dighton C.O.A, 300 Lincoln Ave. Please call 508-823-0095 to let us know you’ll be attending.

Senator Mark Pacheco: Senator Mark Pacheco: Senator Mark Pacheco, or a representative, can be reached by calling 508-822-3000. If you have any questions, needs or concerns that Senator Pacheco can help you with, please call 508-822-3000 to speak to someone and or make an appointment.

Men’s Social Group: The Men’s Social Group will be getting together on Tuesday, October 9th., at 10:00 a.m. Come socialize and have a cup of coffee and “Shoot the Breeze”. The group gets together at the Dighton C.O.A at 300 Lincoln Ave. Hope to see you there?

We Need Your Help With The Sojourn Bears Group: The group will meet again before summer break on October 22nd at 10:30 am. Bears made by caring volunteers, are distributed to Cancer Patients, Survivors and those effected by it, at nearby hospitals. For more information and to let us know if you would like to help stuff the bears, sew, etc., please call (508) 823-0095.

U.F.O'S/Arts & Crafts Group: The next time the Un-Finished-Object/Arts and Crafts Group will meet will be October 23rd., at 10:00 am, at the Dighton Council on Aging. Let's finish your projects, bring your quilting, beading, knitting or crocheting, and let's finish it together. Call 508-823-0095 for more information.

Library Representative Visits Lincoln Village: A Representative from the Dighton Public Library will be at Lincoln Village on Tuesday, October 9th., and Tuesday, October 23rd., from 1-3 pm. This program is for Dighton residents. You may check out and return books, videos, D.V.D's and more. For more information please call 508-669-6421.

Wellness And Blood Pressure Clinic: Our next Wellness Clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 16th., at 9:30 am, at the Dighton Council on Aging, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. The scheduled topic in September is “Exercise, Feeling Fit for Life”. A Nurse will be available to answer questions and to check your blood pressure. Please call 508-823-0095 to schedule appointment. Walk ins are always welcome.

How To Report Elder Abuse: The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has centralized the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number. The 24/7 single phone number simplifies the process for elder abuse reporting. To report suspected elder abuse, please call the statewide 24-hour hotline at: 1-800-992-2275

Prime Time: Do you know someone over the age of 60 who might benefit from meeting new friends, trying new experiences, and keeping active in their minds and bodies? Prime Time Adult Supportive Day Program, a service provided through the Town of Dighton Council on Aging, helps provide social interaction, a good diet, and exercise for the mind, body and spirit for senior citizens. Prime Time provides a clean, spacious, comfortable, homelike setting, with nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack served five days a week. Exercises for multiple activity levels for mind and body are provided every day, as well. A varied, extensive array of physical and educational activities addresses balance, health, strength, and memory, with the help of visiting guests and caring, attentive staff members. All staff are CORI checked, inoculated, and certified for CPR. Kitchen staff are certified food handlers. Prime Time’s services make it easier for seniors to stay in their own homes, or in their family’s home. There’s much, much more to say about Prime Time. Please call 508-669-6272 for more information or visit our new website: www.dighton-ma.gov.

Veterans Corner: The Dighton Veterans Agents' Office is located in the lower level of the Old Dighton Town Hall, 1111 Somerset Avenue, Dighton. Office hours are held Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 7:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Please call 669-6431 for more information.

Dial-A-Lawyer Offers Free Legal Advice Each Month: To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Chair Yoga: Chair Yoga class is held for those 60+, on Tuesdays, from 11 am -12 pm, at the Dighton Council on Aging, in the Lincoln Village Community Center, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. Please call 508-823-0095 for more information.

Tai Chi Classes: Tai Chi Classes are held on Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Classes are held at the Dighton Council on Aging, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. For more information please call (508) 823-0095.

Exercise Classes: Classes are held for those ages 60+, on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Dighton Council on Aging. For more information please call 508-823-0095.

GATRA Transportation: Makes Everyday Life a Little Easier, GATRA provides Dial-A-Ride, a curb-to-curb transportation for persons 60 years or older. To find out which services are available call: 1-800-483-2500 or visit the website www.gatra.org

Med Wheels - Long Distance Medical Transportation: funded through United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton for seniors and people with disabilities that are ADA eligible in Dighton, and surrounding communities. To make a reservation, please call 508-823-8828, ext. 263.

Dighton Housing Authority: Applications are being accepted for one bedroom apartments at Lincoln Village, low income housing for the Elderly/Disabled. Dighton residents having preference. The age requirement is 60+. Those with a permanent disability or handicap also qualify. Limits of income are $46,000 for an individual and $52,600 for a couple. Rent is based on 30% of gross income and includes all utilities. Please contact the Dighton Housing Authority at 508-823-8361, 300 Lincoln Avenue, North Dighton, MA 02764. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For more information and an application please visit the Dighton Housing Authority website:
http://dightonhousingauthority.org

Pinochle-Cribbage-Whist: We need players! Games are played at the Lincoln Village Community Center, on Wednesdays and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. We also have a Whist Party scheduled for the 1st. and 3rd. Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

File Of Life Provided by the Dighton Lions Club. We have the File Of Life for distribution to Dighton Seniors. It is a Red file that you fill with medical information/history, and keep on your refrigerator door. It will be readily available if needed, by Emergency Medical Technicians, who will be able to perform corrective treatment at once. And it also helps in notifying proper emergency contacts. You may pick one up at the Dighton Council on Aging, or call 508-823-0095 for more information.

Nutritious Meals are served at “Prime Time” Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. by reservation. Call Sheila at 508-669-6272 by 10:30 a.m. the previous day to reserve a meal. A donation of $2.00 per meal is suggested. Home delivered meals can be arranged for homebound elders upon request. If you know of someone who is homebound and in need of home delivered meals please call (508)- 823-0095 or (508) 669-6272.

The SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) is available to assist you with questions concerning available Medicare HMOs and Medicare Supplements (Medigaps). Please call 1-800- 987-2510 for more information.

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