Friday Bulletin

June 26, 2020


* Expect a new look for the Friday Bulletin starting in July.

Residents—please let us know if you are starting your programs back up.  It would be very helpful if you could complete another Room Reservation form since the programs are limited to 17 or 20 and set ups may be different. Please submit Room Reservation forms to Mary.

Masks: Just a friendly reminder to be sure your masks are covering both your mouth and nose at all times. Please do not pull them down to speak to others. Your mask protects others, just as others’ masks will protect you.

* June 26 (Friday) 1:30
Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Phil Burkholder, Executive Director, will take place on channel 971. Town Halls with Phil will continue LIVE each Friday at 1:30 on channel 971 until further notice. If you miss the presentation, you can watch it any time at the following link:

If the volume is too low, choose CC to turn on the closed-captioned option.

* June Wellness Chat: June 27 (Saturday) 11:00; View on channel 970
Finding Happiness and Well-being During a Pandemic: This program will explore the ways in which we can maintain our well-being in the midst of the many challenges we face due to COVID-19.  While there are many difficulties each of us encounter related to the pandemic, there are also a multitude of ways that we can cope with the stress and even feel happy in this moment.  Please join us in learning about how you can maintain your emotional well-being despite the troubles we are facing. Presented by Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, ABBP, CMC; Corporate Director of Memory Care.

* * * June 29 (Monday) 3:00
Comparative Religion has resumed, continuing our study of The Dead Sea Scrolls. We will repeat several of the last few sessions in case anyone missed them, and also to refresh our memories of the subject. Music and Game Room (limited to 20 attendees)

* * * June 30 and July 2 (Tuesday and Thursday) 12:00 on Channel 971
Understanding Art: Waldemar Januszczak returns at lunch time to help us understand art during the Baroque and Rococo periods from St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s.

* * * July 1 (Wednesday) 10:45
Music Listeners: Charlie Bitterli presents The Paris Washboard Jazz Band. Yes, Frenchmen really know how to play jazz. Come and listen. Auditorium (limit 20)

* * * July 2 (Thursday) 10:15 on Channel 970
Bible Study: The Bible Study to be aired this week is Lesson 2: “Down and Out, but Never Alone” from the Max Lucado series You’ll Get Through This.

* * * Community Garden News:   The Community Garden is beautiful!  The vegetables and flowers are growing amazingly well.  Some of our gardeners already have more to harvest than they can use.  Please consider donating your extra produce to the Howard County Food Bank, which has refrigeration units to keep the vegetables fresh.  We will be delivering produce to the Food Bank on Tuesday and Friday until further notice for the rest of the 2020 Growing Season.

On Saturday morning, a group of high school students will be distributing vegetables and flowers to some of the needy families in the Sykesville area.  All garden items should be brought to the rear patio of Cottage C-25, along Orchard Lane, on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.  Thus, there will be only one distribution location to make sure that the food and flowers are delivered in a timely manner to those in need during this pandemic crisis.

If you have questions, please contact Susan (Sue) Aldape (ext. 3005), Jo Ann Russo (ext. 8403), or Dale Bucks (ext. 3092).  We will be using ice chests to assist in maintaining food and flower quality.  If you have an extra ice chest or freezer ice blocks that you can loan to the garden committee, please contact Dale.  Again, you can always donate produce to your neighbors or leave it at the main reception desk, as the gardeners have done in the past, so that Fairhaven residents can also enjoy cooking with garden fresh produce.

* * * Rosary:  Starting July 2, we will resume with Rosary at 3:00 in the Chapel on Thursdays. Limit of 10.

* * * Volunteers Wanted to Make Calls to Other Residents:  If you are interested in making calls to other residents, please contact Mary at ext. 3809.  The intention is to just keep in touch with residents who may appreciate a friendly call once per week or maybe every two weeks.

* Concierge Calls:  Since Fairhaven has entered Phase I, daily calls to all residents have decreased.  If you still want to receive calls, please notify Mary Boyer at ext. 3809.  Let us know how often you would like to receive a call (once per week, twice per week, etc.).

* FRA Semi-annual Meeting Link: If you missed the Semi-annual FRA Meeting that took place on June 15, or would like to review it again, here is the link to the video:

* FRA Board Members’ Phone Numbers: In order to facilitate the live call-in questioning process at the Friday Town Halls, here are the cell phone numbers to call or to submit text message questions:

Norm 1-703-405-5041
Joan 443-745-8979
Barb 1-252-947-2813
Ellen 410-456-5958

For organizational purposes, it is still very helpful to call or e-mail questions to us before 11:00 on Thursday so that we have time to compile and organize the questions before sending them to Phil. Here are our e-mail addresses and house phone numbers:

President: Ellen Baker ext. 3089
Vice President: Joan Higbee ext. 8470
Secretary: Barbara Clagett ext. 3185
Treasurer: Norm Desmarais ext. 3118

* FRA Board of Directors Selection: Each year the FRA must replace the board members whose term of office is expiring. Please fill out the attachment and give your Board of Directors suggestions to any of the following members of the selection committee: Paul Flanagan, Joan Higbee, Ruthanne Topping, Len Hartwig, and Peggy Yaskovich.

* Virtual Programming Survey: We are all excited to resume live presentations and fitness classes.  We also know that many of you have enjoyed the virtual programming and fitness classes that we have provided over the last 3 months.  We have created a “Virtual Programming Survey” to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on which programs and fitness classes you enjoyed the most, which programs and fitness classes you would like to see continued, and what additional programs or fitness classes you would like offered.

A paper version of the survey is available on the resource desk downstairs in Beasman.  You can return the survey to the black bin on Mary’s desk upstairs when it is complete. Some of you will also receive an electronic version of the survey via email from Bill Tamulonis, Director of the Acts Center for Applied Research (look for via SurveyMonkey on the “from” line of the email) for those who prefer completing the survey online.  Your opinions are very important to us, so please take a few minutes to share your feedback.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Boyer, Life Engagement Director at ext. 3809, or Sam Yurko, Fitness Trainer at ext. 1396.

* Equipment Note from Maintenance: If you have any equipment (fan, heater, etc.) that belongs to the maintenance department and you are no longer using it, please call ext. 8806 to have it picked up. Thank you.

* Salerno’s: You may place orders each week by Tuesday at 12:00 noon.  Your orders will be delivered to you on Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Order online at or by calling 410-795-8400, option 4#.

* Basta Pasta: Order each Friday from 1:00 – 1:30 only.  Your order will be delivered to you between 2:30 – 3:00.  You may order online at — Choose Eldersburg location.  You may also call them at 443-920-3477.  If you place an order, please let Mary Boyer know, so we can better plan deliveries in a timely manner.

* Inkling Submissions:  The final deadline for submissions to the Summer/Fall 2020 issue has been set.  Please email your original poem or prose to by June 25.

* How to Identify a Local Call
Some time ago a resident asked, at an FRA meeting, how we can identify what constitutes our local calling area. Back in the days of printed telephone directories, there was a list of the exchanges in our local calling area.

Jon Cosentini provided this website as a help:

Once on the site, enter NPA (Area Code) and NXX (exchange, i.e. 549 or 795) you are calling from.

Then enter those things for the number you want to reach, and press “SUBMIT.”

You will see a column that says “LOCAL” and it will have a Y or N.

If you check a number you have been charged for and find that it is local, let the billing office know.

*Activity Packets:  Copies of activity packets by “Perk Activities” are available on the resource desk on the ground floor of Beasman next to the mailboxes. These packets are very good for brain health.  Enjoy!

* Important Notice Regarding BB&T Bank:  Cheryl Wheeler and Sandy Womer are no longer located at the Eldersburg Branch.  They are now working out of the Mt. Airy Branch.  If you need to call them, their phone number is 1-301-829-5420.  If you need to mail a deposit, the address is 443 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771.

* Mail: (Open mailboxes are temporarily closed).
If you receive mail that does not belong to you, please leave it on the resource desk on the ground floor.  Also, if you notice that you have someone else’s mail after you return home, please bring it back.  Because this is US Mail, we must return it to our mail carrier to lock it in the correct mailbox. Residents have reported not getting magazines, and some very important mail.  We would appreciate everyone’s cooperation, so everyone receives all their mail.  Thank you.

* A Note from the Main Reception Desk: If you will not be eating a meal at Fairhaven, please call ext. 8800 daily by 3:00 p.m., so your name can be placed on the “No-Meal” check list.  This should prevent the follow up phone calls and a knock on your door at night. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience.


June 26 (Friday) 5:00 p.m.  Special Zoom Shabbat Gathering with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.  If you would like to join this group, call ext. 3888 by 3:00.  All welcome.

June 26 (Friday) 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.  Faith and Film Televised Movie Replayed at request “I Can Only Imagine” Starring Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins and Cloris Leachman of the Mary Tyler Moore show.  One of the best faith-based movies of the decade, an inspiring true story about the award winning MercyMe’s chart topping music crossover hit that tells of the lead singer/composer, Bart Millard’s abusive family life and the powerful story of forgiveness and redemption.         

 June 28 (Sunday) Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – Televised Church Service

10:30 a.m.      Church Service Prelude- Special Music 

11:00 a.m.      Fairhaven Sunday Service with Senior Chaplain- The Rev Wayne H. Larson, Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with soloist/ hymn leader, Laura Miller and musician Ann Davis.   

Sunday’s Bulletin can be picked up at the resource desk or the Reception desk (Nancy) or can be downloaded or viewed on Fairhaven resident’s website.  Call Ellen Wiser if you can’t find a bulletin on either desk.  Thanks for your support for Spiritual Life! Offerings can be dropped off at the Receptionist’s desk.

Remember that our Chapel is open at all times and to all residents for personal prayer and meditation.  All are welcome!

July 2 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m.  Bible Study Series with minister/author Max Lucado.  Channel 970.

July 3 (Friday) 5:00 p.m.  Special Zoom Shabbat Gathering with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.  If you would like to join this group, call ext. 3888 by 3:00.   All welcome.

July 3 (Friday) 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Faith and Film Televised “Facing the Giants” Inspiring movie about the struggle of a high school football coach whose team lost six consecutive seasons.  Faced with defeat and discouragement, he learns never to give up, never backdown, and never lose faith!

Daily at 9:30 a.m.   Roman Catholic Mass is broadcast on radio FM 92.7 each morning.  Call Norma Hart at ext. 8463 if you have any questions.


  • Our phone system has been updated so you should not get a busy signal if we are on the phone to place your order.  Please call ext. 4000 to place your lunch and / or dinner order at any time by speaking with a Dining Services team member or leaving a voicemail. The best time to call to place your order is in the morning.  As a reminder, lunch orders need to be in by 10:30 am and dinner orders need to be in by 3:30 pm.
  • To make a dining reservation, please call ext. 4000 and leave a message with your reservation information after the recording.

We now have an after-hours extension to call after 5:00 p.m. If you have an issue with your meal or need to speak with a dining services supervisor or manager after 5:00 p.m. call ext. 3620.


The Carroll County Public Library is open for Express Pick-up and Information Services only at this phase in their reopening. Schedule a time for Express Pickup using the form at, or call your local branch (Eldersburg) at 410-386-4460. Requests must be submitted at least one hour prior to the pickup time. The library is still not open for browsing. Please visit for more details.


July 1 – Charles Dockendorf, Jean Fitschen
July 2 – Mangal Nerurkar
July 3 – Karl Bakke, Margaret Pierce
July 4 – Jean Schaefer
July 5 – John Cournoyer


Please note this in your Resident Directory:

Dottie Meekins moved from C-138 to A-210
Her phone number is 443-609-3218, ext. 3218 (has stayed the same)

All signed submissions for the next Bulletin are due to Ricki Hunsinger no later than Tuesday at 11:00 am. All submissions must be signed. Email your submissions to, (preferably) or give Ricki a hard copy.

We are sorry, but we cannot accept late submissions.