Christmas House Tour
December 10, 2006
Advanced Ticket Sales
Stained Glass Garden
Stone 15" Diameter
$5.00 per ticket.
$250 Gift Certificate
$10 per ticket
limited to 100 tickets
Abington Ale House
$10 Gift Certificates
available at COA
Offices at Town Hall.
Also Abington Ale
House raised $3,640 on
Raffle for 42" Plasma
Abington Ale House
|DECEMBER 2006 - SENIOR INFORMER
OPPORTUNITIES for the HOLIDAYS
Senior Luncheon Festivities Thurs. December 21 at 11:15am. Lunch is $2.50. (favors, door prizes, paper games, holiday cheer) Hugs? PRICELESS. Must sign up 781-982-2146.
Post-Holiday(s) COFFEE CLATCH - Tuesday, Dec. 26, 9-10am, at the Council on Aging.
We’ll make warm beverages, you bring your leftover goodies. Just one nice relaxing hour to chit-chat & share stories about the holiday weekend. No reservations needed – just show up.
SENIOR CENTER NEWS
Contacts: Joanne Curtis & Diane Keith – SC Committee
SOLD! 500 Ale House Certificates = a donation of $5,000 by the Barretts / Abington Ale House! YEAH!
Seoanes raffle - The Winner: Laura Rizvi (drawing 11/15)
to Bill Cox of Bemis Drug and to Seoanes who worked together to donate this
$250 gift certificate. The Raffle raised $1,000 for the
Christmas House Tour
Sunday, Dec. 10th – a huge fundraiser for
for the first time ever! $25 includes tour of 5 lavishly decorated Abington homes, plus refreshments at A.H.S
Note these valuable House Tour raffle prizes:drawn 12/10
5 table seats at
4 Patriots tickets for 12/17 on the 49 yard line,
$250 gift certificate
Collector Chinese Doll plus $50 certificate to open account at North Abington Co-Op Bank,
for 10 guests at Charley Horse,
Many other lovely items raffling during Tour December 10th
Handpainted-Scene Table painted by Barbara Reeves
$7 per ticket or 3 for $20 drawing Dec. 20
Lighted Christmas Pine Basket created by Teri Mini
$5 per ticket drawing Dec. 14th
Christmas Drums Centerpiece donated by Diane Keith
$3 per ticket drawing Dec. 14th
Sesame Street Afghan created by Marion Tisdale
$5 per ticket drawing Dec. 14th
(these tickets available @ the COA, Town Hall )
Whatever your opinion is, be sure to express it!
Vote on Saturday, December 2 8am-6pm
Refreshments - Community Room,
Abington CALENDAR PAGE 3
Abington Senior Center Fund - private funds to develop a Senior Center
In memory of Ernest Olson, by Gloria Olson
In memory of Ada Ruma, by Marguerite E. Frederick
Lifetime Membership Anne Nelson, in memory of John, Paul and Sam Nelson
Lifetime Membership Walter (Skip) Pulsifer, III, in memory of Gertrude Pulsifer
In memory of Helen McGovern
by: Doris Fay Boyce Jeffrey & Linda Grossman Frank & Joyce Lemay
Mary T. MacDougall Senior Citizen Association
In memory of Russell Snow by:
Mrs. Ellen Badame sister Marge Edson Woody Hickey Ruth M. Noble Claire O’Connor Cindy & George Savage brother George Snow for “RUT” wife Florence Snow Beth Ann Strenge & Paul Yau
Are you homebound? Just getting home from the hospital or Rehabilitation? Are you
unable to prepare a nutritious lunch meal? Monday – Friday, the Council on Aging offers “Meals on Wheels”, home-delivered lunches. The Council on Aging can arrange for lunch to be delivered right to your door - the volunteer driver will check in with you. The cost to a Senior is just $2.50 per meal. (A referral is required of course - from a doctor, visiting nurse, social worker, or case manager.) Call 781-982-2146 between 9am-1pm to enroll.
CONNIE’s Last Trip (before retiring) - Contact Connie Rhodes 781-878-4941
Dec. 13-15 The Beacon Resort, New Hampshire – “an old fashioned Christmas” $249
RITA’S Trips – “Carefree Capers” – Contact Rita Webster 781-982-9102
Dec. 30-Jan. 1 New Year’s Celebration - includes 6 fabulous shows, 6 meals along with wonderful New Year’s Gala celebration. Entertainment by Andy Cooney Show Band $369
Jan. 10-12, 2007 Tropicana in Atlantic City - package includes $20 cash bonus, two-$15.99
brunches and “Best of Broadway Show” $159
Feb. 27, 2007 Incredible
Arena. Includes $15 food coupon and $20 in free bets. $65
IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS?
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in the Sun it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity
and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its
highest beauty and joy. Alas, how dreary
would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus coming down, but what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all of the wonders there are unseen and useable in the world.
You tear apart a baby’s rattle and see what makes
the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world, which not the
strongest man, nor the united strength of all the strongest men that ever
lived, could tear apart. Only faith,
fancy, poetry, love, romance can push aside that curtain and view and picture
the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is
it all real? Ah,
No Santa Claus!
Thank God he lives, and lives forever.
A thousand years from now,
Text reprinted from the original September 21, 1897
edition of the
December Birthdays-Council on Aging Volunteers
Dec. 5 Kathy Corcoran (Meals on wheels)
Dec. 8 Bill Kendall (COA Board Vice-Chair, Fuel
Dec. 12 Jim Dorman (General help)
Dec. 13 Chuck Collins (Meals on wheels)
Dec. 22 Mary Cooke (Fuel Assistance, office help)
Dec. 23 Eleanor Howe (Meals on wheels)
Dec. 24 Gerald Casey (Newsletter crew)
COA Staff Van Drivers
and “new guy” David LaCouture 12/19
MOVIES 10:15am, Abington Library. No charge.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 “The Breakup” romantic comedy
Tuesday, Dec. 19 “March of the Penguins” adorable!
Shore Senior Chorus Family
Dec. 17, 2pm,
Free, no tickets. Abington’s own Nancy Cavanagh, Director.
on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 12:30pm Buckley Fine Arts Auditorium.
The COA will provide free rides to this event. Limit 10 folks
Free Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday, January 10, 2007
at 9:30am at
over Town line,
register – free - limit 25 people. Rides can be arranged.
Family Caregiver Support Program, provides free services
to those caring for loved ones 60 or older, including info on
community resources. We urge anyone who is struggling
with caregiving to contact OCES (800)242-0246 ex. 245.
Receive free “Health Guide for Seniors and Caregivers”.
NE Pension Assistance Project Gerontology Institute
U. Mass Boston has assisted over 3,500 people recover
pension benefits valued at over $15 million! Know your
rights, secure your future, understand your pension plan
& social security, other provisions.Toll free 888-425-6067
Free Elder Services for Abington Seniors (appt.)
Veteran’s Services, call Joe Colantoni, 781-982-0056
Elder Law – Atty. George Whiting, call 781-982-2146
Reverse Mortgage Clinic – John Fournier, call 781-982-2146
Elder Hearing Screenings – John Klefeker, call 781-982-2146
FLU SHOTS will be available on Monday, Dec. 4th, from 4-6:30pm, at the Abington Library for Abington residents age 50 and older.
Reminders: Abington Council on Aging Board will not meet in the month of December.
Colony House reminder - no support group meeting on December 25th, Christmas Day.
Eileen Maraget, Senior Aide in the Council on Aging office, is on the mend. Eileen most sincerely thanks everyone for the outpouring of support, love and greeting cards.
Council on Aging, M-F, 9-3 (coverage not guaranteed after 1pm– call first before coming to office)
Outreach Worker & Volunteer S.H.I.N.E. Counselor - Norma Clark
Transportation, Nutrition - Rita Estey & Eileen Maraget
Veterans’ Services agent Joe Colantoni, 781-982-0056 learn about Senior Veterans’ services!
Council on Aging Coordinator - Linda Elliot
The Council on Aging Staff wishes a happy and healthy holiday season to Abington Seniors and all loved ones. We hope there are wonderful memories being made.
Senior Informer via e-mail Send your e-address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abington website w/Council on Aging information! (thanks Paul Cahill) www.ourabington.com