Friday Bulletin

September 11, 2020


The deadline for the Friday Bulletin is Tuesday of each week at 11:00 am. Due to our editing process to lessen the number of errors in the bulletin, this deadline must be more strictly adhered to in order to deliver the best results. Submissions and changes will no longer be able to be accepted after the 11:00 Tuesday deadline. 

Residents–if you do not want your birthday announced in the bulletin, please submit this information to Ricki, ext. 3628.

This bulletin has a new look—the calendar and departmental announcements will appear different from the previous format.

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 always covering both your mouth and nose. Please do not pull them down to speak to others.

Upcoming Events

September 11 (Friday) 10:00–2:00 (appt. only)
It’s a small world—come to the Treasure Shop to see our collection of miniatures.  We have animals, lighthouses, people, vases, doll house pieces, candleholders, and more. Specially priced at only 50 cents each!  Shoppers must be masked and wear gloves.  Sign up on the schedule sheet on the Treasure Shop door to reserve your time. We have lots of jewelry left from the sale last week because of the limited number of shoppers.  Sign up on the door if you missed a chance this week (also we have added more items!)

September 14, 2020 (Monday)
Residents’ Photo Gallery: 
The next exhibit of photographs made by Fairhaven residents will be displayed on Monday, September 14. The subject/theme for September is “In the Good Old Summertime.” As with all the suggested subjects, we hope to spark your creative juices to interpret the subject in your own way.

To facilitate the process of hanging the prints, it is important to have all entries available before they go on the wall. For that reason, it has been the practice that photos are brought to the display area on Sunday evening. They can be placed on the floor along the wall outside the Fitness Room. Complete guidelines for displaying photos are posted on the Gallery wall.

To assist in planning for coming displays, here are the subjects:
September – In the Good Old Summertime

October – Double take – that’s weird, that’s funny…
November – Pictures from our windows during the pandemic/ Fairhaven reacts to COVID 19
December – Water, water, everywhere…
January – Fairhaven flora & fauna
February – Street scenes: Life in the city, any city
March – Sunrise, sunset…
April – National Parks
May – Recreation – hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, etc.
June – My best picture…

Please suggest themes! If you have an idea for a monthly theme, please let Don Stevens-Rayburn know. Send an email to or call and leave a message (ext. 3084). The only restriction is that the theme should not be too specific.

September 15 (Tuesday) 11:15 AUD
Hydration for Wellness Discussion: This informative presentation will highlight the following topics: The importance of hydration, especially in the elderly, risks of dehydration, potential signs and symptoms of dehydration, guidelines for how much fluid we need, tips on how to stay hydrated, recipes, and individual differences in hydration needs. Samples of some hydration recipes will be available to go! The presenter will be Carolyn Gaydos, Registered Dietician. Sign up at the Main Reception Desk. Participants are encouraged to attend in-person. The presentation will also available for “live” viewing on Channel 971.

September 16 (Wednesday) 10:45 Auditorium
Music Listeners: This program will feature the music of Beethoven: The Violin Concerto with Itzhak Perlman; the 9th Symphony: 2nd Movement. Max Carroll will host. Come and enjoy! (Limit 20). This will also be televised on Channel 971.

September 16 (Wednesday) 1:30
Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Channel 971 with Phil Burkholder, Executive Director. If you miss the meeting, it can be viewed at:

To submit questions, see p.7 for FRA officers’ phone and e-mail information.

September 17 (Thursday) 12:00 CH 971
Bible Study: Max Lucado Check-ins will show at 12:00 on Channel 970. Then, the “Promised Land” DVD will be played at 12:15 PM on Channel 971.

*NEW–September 19 (Saturday) 10:00–2:00 (appt. only)
It’s “Doll Day” at the Treasure Shop.  The shop has dolls of all types—baby dolls, collectibles, and antiques.  There is a very pretty doll cradle and some special baskets, as well as accessories and clothing items that would make nice Christmas gifts.  Plush bears also available. Half-off sale on all lamps, this day only.

*NEW–September 19 (Saturday) 1:30 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera presents Puccini’s La Boheme. We will watch the Metropolitan Opera’s spectacular 2014 Franco Zeffirelli production. It is Puccini’s most popular and successful opera and is the most performed opera in the history of the Met. It’s the classic moving tale of bohemian life in Paris where we meet Mimi, an impoverished seamstress in poor health and the struggling young poet, Rodolfo, who fall hopelessly in love. (Limit 20).

*NEW–September 21 (Monday) 10:00 a.m.–11:00 Leighton Room
Fairhaven Poetry and Prose: This group includes not only writers, but readers and listeners who enjoy poetry, or prose, or both. If you have a poem or a prose piece which either you have written, or have particularly enjoyed reading, please bring it to share. For more information, please call Ed Waters at 8466. Masks will be required.



A few residents’ email accounts have been hacked.  If you receive an email from anyone asking if you have an AMAZON ACCOUNT OR COMCAST ACCOUNT, DELETE IT RIGHT AWAY.  DO NOT OPEN IT.  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY OPENED IT, DELETE IT AND CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD NOW.

It is very important that you know, this was NOT sent by our residents.  They had nothing to do with this and had no idea it was happening until they were notified by others who received it.

Just a reminder to never give out any personal information over the phone or by email.  You never know who is on the other end.

*NEW–How do I know if I’m THRIVING?

THRIVE is the name of the Acts Signature Rehabilitation experience. As a resident of Acts Fairhaven, we don’t want you to just survive, function, or live, but to THRIVE. So, how do you know if you’re not THRIVING?

      • I get out of breath doing something that I never thought about before
      • I don’t feel as connected to others as I would like to be
      • I feel fuzzy or like my memory is not as good as it should be
      • I want to be able to do MORE
      • I have more pain or discomfort than I used to

If any of these statements sound familiar, please give us a call and we can help you feel better! Remember – you don’t have to live with aches, discomfort, disconnection, immobility, or forgetfulness. Our skilled team of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists are ready to be your advocate to help you THRIVE!

Here are the ways to connect with us:

      • Call 410-795-8800, extension 1772
      • See Holly in the Wellness Center for orders
      • Have your doctor fax us orders for an evaluation at 443-609-3025!

We can’t wait to see you in our gym or at your home! Contact us today!

*NEW– News from the Sales and Marketing Team:  The New Neighbors Program — Earn $2,500 for every friend who moves in! Help keep your community strong, vibrant, and filled with your favorite people.  Imagine if your friends also lived here so you could share the Acts Fairhaven lifestyle together.  It’s easy to do with our resident referral program.  Just encourage friends who have not yet contacted the community to come experience our lifestyle firsthand.

For every person you refer, we’ll enter you into a quarterly drawing to win an Amazon Echo.  If your friends move into an Acts community, you will receive a one-time credit to your monthly fee for $2,500.  (Only friends who have not contacted the community previously are eligible.)

Write the name of a friend on a referral card.  Submit your card to the Move-in Coordinator, Lisa Gambardella.

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Should we resume monthly COMCAM talks?
We are trying to gauge interest in resuming COMCAM talks once a month in the Leighton Room. Since we are now in Phase 2 of the re-opening, doing so is now possible but with some audience size restrictions.

As you may recall, COMCAM stands for COMputers and CAMeras Interest Group and, as such, any topic relating to computing, networking, and/or photography is fair game for a COMCAM talk.

However, to resume monthly talks, we also need to have a steering committee deciding on topics and arranging for speakers (or speaking themselves). If you would be willing to serve on the steering committee or would just like to suggest a topic, please contact Don Stevens-Rayburn at or ext. 3084. If there is sufficient interest, we can get COMCAM going again.

Channel 970 News
Every weekday morning at 9:30, you can hear a fellow Fairhaven resident read the list of services and upcoming events provided for our pleasure, here on campus. Perhaps you’ve forgotten an occasion you wanted to participate in. Well, here’s a chance to come to your own rescue.

It happens that several of our announcers have found it advisable to stay in during this pandemic. We would like you to consider stepping in to read the announcements one morning per week in their absence. We’ll show you how. And, at the same time, you can take note of the events of interest to you.

If you would like to help, please leave your name & phone extension in Max Carroll’s open box (C-106). Thank you very much.

Ceramics:  The ceramics studio will now be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm.  New participants are welcome to join us and will be assisted with projects.  Since we have a limit of 4 participants at a time, please call either Jo Ann Russo at 8403 or Margy Zabriskie at 8407 to let us know which day you would like to come.

Virtual OlympiActs 2020
Fairhaven is looking for a “few good men and women” to participate in the Virtual OlympiActs to occur in October. There will be a sign-up sheet posted outside of the Fitness Center for those who would like to represent Fairhaven in this year’s contest. If we have more participants interested in competing in certain events, we will have a “qualifying round” to decide who will represent Fairhaven. More details to come.

Listed are the events for the Virtual OlympiActs: Billiards, Cornhole, Engineering Challenge, Jigsaw Puzzle, Minute to Win It, Paper Airplane Challenge, Putting, Spelling Bee, Trivia, Walking Relay, Wii Bowling, 2-week CyberCycle Challenge. OlympiActs will take place October 5–16. Please contact Sam Yurko, Fitness Trainer with any questions at ext. 1396.

The Resident Workshop is still in need of residents who would like to use the Workshop. If you have any interest in wood working and using the many tools available in the Workshop, please contact John Ramsden, ext. 8481 or Buzz Clagett, ext. 3185. We really want to keep this activity going and we need your help.

2020 Census:  Make sure you are counted for the 2020 Census.  If you still have the hard copy, please mail it in.  You may also respond as follows:

Online at:
By Phone:  You may also call at 844-330-2020.  TDD:  844-467-2020

An Opportunity to Help Out: It has been suggested to the FRA that some residents would be interested in tidying the common garden areas in their neighborhoods. We know some of you do this already.

What is needed is cutting back dead stalks, “deadheading ” or cutting off old blooms and some weeding. If you need assistance with what to do, it can be given. You work when you want, as long as you want. A lot can be done in an hour.

If interested, call Arlene Desmarais at ext. 3118, so we do not overlap areas. No severe pruning needed now. Any suggestions for new plantings must go through Grounds staff.

General Election 2020: The polling location will not be Sykesville Middle School. This location will not be open.

Some upcoming dates to pay attention to are as follows: 1) the last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 13. 2) the last day to request a mail-in ballot is October 20.

The Board of Elections intends to mail applications for mail-in ballots to all registered voters by the end of August. For more details, call Adela LeBrun at ext. 3130 or visit the website:

In person early voting (General Election 2020) will take place Monday, October 26 – Monday, November 2 7am-8pm at the Westminster Senior Center and South Carroll Swim Club.

In person voting on Election Day (General Election 2020) will take place Tuesday, November 3 7am-8pm at Liberty High School.  (We will be providing transportation to this).

Caregivers’ Support Group:  We would like to resume our Caregivers’ Support Group and want to know how many are interested in attending.  If you are a resident caregiver and would like to join an open compassionate group where you can discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of being a caregiver, please contact Mary Boyer at ext. 3809.  We will exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.

Little Market:  The Little Market is open every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 – 5:15. If you need anything, check it out—they may save you a trip to the store.

Receiving Bulletins: If you received bulletins and notices via email but you would prefer to receive a hard copy, please notify Mary Boyer at ext. 3809 so a green dot can be placed on your mailbox.

Important Notice Regarding BB&T Bank:  Cheryl Wheeler and Sandy Womer are still 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.

Art Studio:  The Art Studio is now open to residents but is limited to 5 at a time. Everyone must follow all protocols including wearing masks and social distancing. All visitors must sign in the guest log, located to the right as you enter the studio.

Covid Test Results: If you would like a copy of your most recent Covid Test results, please contact the Wellness Center at ext. 8807.

Morning newspapers: If you do not receive your morning newspaper you may call 443-692-9011 by 10:00 AM and they will deliver your paper that day.

Mail:  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.

Transportation and Shopping:
Shopping trips have resumed with new protocols. You must sign up for the shopping trips at the Main Reception Desk (Nancy ext. 8800). Transportation services have returned with a maximum occupancy of 25% of vehicle/bus capacity.  Sign-up sheets will be utilized, as well as oversight from the staff to assist with extra cleaning, the maintaining of social distancing, and mask wearing.

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.

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.

FRA Board Members’ Phone Numbers: To provide live call-in questioning at the 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

It is still very helpful to call or e-mail questions to the FRA officers before noon on Tuesday so that we have time to compile and organize the questions. Here are e-mail addresses and house phone numbers:

Worship Services

September 11 (Friday) 5:00 p.m.  Special Zoom Shabbat Gathering with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.  If you would like to join this group, please call ext. 3888 by 3:00.   All are welcome!

September 11 (Friday) 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.  Faith and Film Televised Movie Channel 971 “Let there be Light” In the midst of trouble, God’s grace and redemption shines forth!

September 13 (Sunday) Pentecost 14- Televised 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 musician Ann Davis.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be picked up at the resource desk or the Main 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.

Remember that our Chapel is open at all times and to all residents for personal prayer and meditation.   All are welcome! Daily Bread meditations booklets are available for your use and can be found at the Chapel entrance.

September 17 (Thursday) The Max Lucado Check-ins will show at 12:00 on Channel 970. Then, the “Promised Land” DVD will be played at 12:15 PM on Channel 971.

September 17 (Thursday) 3:00 p.m.  Rosary Bishop’s Chapel

September 18 (Friday) 5:00 p.m.  Special Zoom Shabbat Gathering with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.  If you would like to join this group, please call ext. 3888 by 3:00.   All are welcome.

September 18 (Friday) 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.  Faith and Film Televised Movie Channel 971 “Return to the Hiding Place” This movie tells the original true story of university students who helped hide and smuggle 880 Jewish people, thus saving them during World War II.

Culinary Services

Making Reservations: Reservations are to be made the day that you are dining between the hours of 8 a.m.-3 p.m. by either calling the reservation line at extension 4000 or emailing Unfortunately, we will not be able to honor any emails or voicemail reservations that are not made between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Please call ext. 3620 if you have an issue with your lunch or dinner delivery. This is the after-hours extension to call after 5:00 p.m. Again, 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.

Library Announcements

Fairhaven Library is now open with some restrictions. It is open between the hours of 9:00–4:00, Monday–Friday. There is a limit of 4 visitors at a time and face masks are required. Residents must sign in and out. There will not be any volunteers working at the desk. The newspaper room will be closed, and newspapers will not be available.

New CCPL Link books–a new arrival of 50 large print books has arrived from the Carroll County Public Library for us to borrow. These are borrowed based on the honor system, which means they do not have blue cards—just pick one up and return it when you are finished.

Quote of the Week

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” ― Margaret Mitchell

Happy Birthday

September 15 – Jeanne Noble, Mark Shull, Emily Johnston
September 18 – Betty Dixon
September 19 – Virginia McNicholas
September 20 – Georgetta Churan, Alice Cohen

All submissions for the next Friday Bulletin are due to Ricki Hunsinger no later than Tuesday at 11:00 am. Email your submissions to We are sorry, but we cannot accept late submissions.

Calendar of Activities: Week of September 13, 2020

Channel 970 airs activities, menus, & announcements non-stop; they are read aloud 9:30 am weekdays.

Sunday, September 13

10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 CH 971 Movie: The Imitation Game
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Joe Kidd
7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Imitation Game

Monday, September 14

9:00 CH 971 Exercise for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:00 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning “Live” (limit 20)
1:00 CH 971 Yoga: Strength and Balance DVD
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Gold Diggers in Paris
3:00 M&G Comparative Religion (limit 20)

4:30 CH 971 Movie: Poirot: Evil Under the Sun
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Gold Diggers in Paris

Tuesday, September 15

9:00 CH 971 Yoga-Strength & Balance DVD
10:00 CH 971 Movie: Things We Lost in the Fire
10:15 Mall Lane—Garden Strollers

11:15 CH 971, AUD Hydration for Wellness
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout “Live” (limit 20)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: The Hanoi Hilton
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Things We Lost in the Fire
7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Hanoi Hilton

Wednesday, September 16

9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:45 AUD, CH 971 Music Listeners: Beethoven (limit 20)
11:00 AUD Muscle Toning live (limit 20)
1:30 CH 971: Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Phil Burkholder
2:30 CH 971 Movie: Star Wars IIIA: Rogue One
4:00 Grab n Go Social Hour at Shuffleboard Court

5:00 CH 971 Movie: The Amazing Adventure
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Star Wars IIIA: Rogue One

Thursday, September 17

9:00 CH 971 T’ai Chi: Joy Thru Movement DVD
10:00 CH 971 Movie: The Mighty Ducks
10:15 Mall Lane—Happy Trailers

12:15 CH 971 Bible Study: “The Promised Land”
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout “Live” (limit 20)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Michael Clayton
3:00 CHPL Rosary

4:30 CH 971 Movie: The Mighty Ducks
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Michael Clayton

Friday, September 18

9:00 CH 971 Muscle Toning
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:00 CH 971 Intro to Yoga DVD
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning “Live” (limit 20)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Return to the Hiding Place
4:00 Grab n Go Social Hour at Shuffleboard Court

4:30 CH 971 Movie: The Book of Ruth
5:00 Zoom Shabbat Gathering

7:00 CH 971 Movie: Return to the Hiding Place

Saturday, September 19

10:00 CH 971 Movie: Panic Room
10:00–2:00 Treasure Shop: Doll Day (appt. only)

1:30 AUD Fairhaven Opera: La Boheme
2:00 CH 971 Movie: The Manchurian Candidate
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Panic Room
7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Manchurian Candidate

ART Art Studio
AUD Auditorium
CER Ceramics Rm
CHPL Chapel
COX Cox Rm
CRD Card Rm
CRFT Crafts Rm
FSR Fireside Rm
LGTN Leighton Rm
LNGE Beasman Lounge
M&G Music & Game Room
RT COM Resident Computer Room
SSO Social Services Office
UPL Uplands Lounge


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