Friday Bulletin

October 15, 2020


Announcements for the bulletin (including staff announcements) will be automatically deleted after three weeks, unless instructed otherwise.

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

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. 

Please remember to wear your masks.

 Please Be Aware of Another Scam:  A resident reported getting a call from a phone number that said Fairhaven 410-549-8400.  When you answer, you hear a recording about your Amazon account.  It is not about your Amazon account. Hang up immediately. This is just another scam.

 Upcoming Events

October 17 (Saturday) & October 23 (Friday) 10:00 to 2:00 (appt. only) TRICK OR TREAT! We will be celebrating Halloween at the Treasure Shop. We’ve got jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, pumpkins, ghosts, candy dishes, and lots of costumes. All shoppers must wear a mask and be gloved. Please sign up on the shop door to reserve your space.

 October 17 (Saturday) 1:30 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera presents Mozart’s comic musical masterpiece, Cosi fan Tutte. Naples, late 18th century: Two young officers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, boast about the beauty and virtue of their fiancés: the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Their older friend, the cynical Don Alfonso, declares that a woman’s constancy is like the phoenix—everyone talks about it, but no one has actually seen it. He proposes a wager of one hundred sequins: if they’ll give him one day and do everything he asks, he will prove to them that the sisters are unfaithful, like all other women. Amused, the young men agree.

*NEW–October 19 (Monday) 10 to 11 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.

October 21 (Wednesday) 10:45 AUD

Music Listeners: Hear popular bandleader Paul Whiteman from the 1920s-30s with his Concert Orchestra, including commissioned works by George Gershwin & Ferde Grofé. This will take place in the Auditorium and will be televised on channel 971. Max Carroll will host.

*NEW–October 21 (Wednesday) 11 to 1
Chat with a Therapist
Wondering if outpatient therapy is right for you? Have an issue you’d like to bring up with a licensed therapist? Our team is comprised of experts in musculoskeletal issues, pain, memory issues, activity training, movement difficulties, and much more – we are waiting for your questions. Stop by the Concierge Desk near the mailboxes downstairs and say hello; we can’t wait to meet you!

*NEW–October 21 (Wednesday) 1:00 Leighton Room
Interest Meeting! Fairhaven Fall Shuffleboard League: Are you ready for outdoor fun in the fall? Join us to discuss the upcoming November Shuffleboard league.

If you would still like to participate but are unable to attend the interest meeting please contact Sam by email: or by calling ext. 1396.

 October 21 (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 below for FRA officers’ phone and e-mail information.

*NEW–October 22 (Thursday) 10:00 to 3:00
Trip to Carroll Creek in Frederick, MD: Sign up for this trip at the Main Reception Desk (Nancy). Please see attached flyer for more details.

*NEW–October 22 (Thursday) 12:15
Bible Study: New Bible Study program will be shown on Channel 971— “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” Max Lucado check-ins will still show at noon on Channel 970.

*NEW–November 2 (Monday) 1:30 to 3:30
Save the Date: There will be a Walk to End Alzheimer’s here on the campus for residents and staff only in celebration of “Active Aging Week.” This is a good way to raise money for a great cause. If you are not able to participate in the walk, you may still consider donating. Ask your friends and family to donate.  More information to follow in next week’s Bulletin.

*NEW–November 6 (Friday) 10 to 11
Book Club: Book Club will meet in the Leighton Room to discuss Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep.


*NEW–Reminder: Fourth quarter FRA dues payments are due October 15
Please deposit payments in the FRA lockbox outside the library entrance door. Please put your residence unit number on your check. If paying with cash, please insert cash in an envelope marked with your name, residence number, and amount of cash enclosed. If you have forgotten – Am I on a quarterly dues payment cycle? Am I up to date on my payments? Contact Norm Desmarais, FRA Treasurer, at ext. 3118.

*NEW–Major FRA Woodshop Cleaning:
On Saturday, October 24 there will be a thorough cleaning of the Fairhaven Woodshop. Anyone having items stored in the woodshop is urged to remove those items before October 24. Unclaimed items will be considered a part of the original shop belongings, and will be donated appropriately, or removed for disposal to the county landfill. For access to the woodshop, contact Buzz Clagett at ext. 3185 or David Haus at ext. 3114.

*NEW–REMINDER: The Employee Appreciation Fund campaign began October 15 and ends on November 15. The second 2020 Appreciation Day is December 4. Thanks for your generous contributions in the June campaign. Please be generous once again as we thank the Acts employees who care for us on a daily basis. Deposit your contributions in the FRA lockbox outside the library entrance. Please contact Norm Desmarais, FRA Treasurer, at ext. 3118 if you have any questions.

Recreation Department Collecting Colorful and Patterned Socks. The Recreation Department of the Health Care Center is collecting new and gently used colorful and patterned socks for a pairing and sorting activity for residents on Willow Brook Court. Socks can be dropped in a box in the Maryland Reading Room (the room next to the Main Reception Desk upstairs).

 Collecting Cards for Benedictine Charity.  On the eastern shore of Maryland, Benedictine Charity supports a number of group homes for severely disabled adults. Joan Conaway and Kay Merrick are collecting new Christmas cards, birthday cards, and note cards (with envelopes) to send to these severely disabled adults (cards for children are also good). If you have any left-over cards, freebies, or other cards, please give them to Nancy at the Main Reception Desk or put them in the open mailboxes of Joan Conaway (U-404) and Kay Merrick (M-609). These are greatly appreciated by the people, especially since they do not understand their present isolation.

INSiGHT Invitation – The editors of INSiGHT, your monthly newsletter, invite you to send a letter to the editor on a special topic for a special reason. We’d like you to tell us and your neighbors what you have to be grateful for on this coming   Thanksgiving Day in the midst of one of the globe’s greatest pandemics. Your thoughts have the power to help your neighbors feel better at a time when it is easy to think more of what we’ve lost than what we’ve gained. Please send your email to or place your letter note in open mailbox C-141 by Friday, Oct. 23.

 Community Garden Closing: The Community Garden will officially close on November 1, although a number of gardeners will continue to raise vegetables throughout the fall and winter. Garden Work Days are being planned for Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26. We will need to follow our three W’s as we clean out the garden shed and store our tools for the winter. A sign-up sheet with a maximum of five (5) gardeners for a two-hour work period is on the Beasman Activities Bulletin Board by the Music and Game Room. If you have questions, call Dale Bucks at ext. 3092.

Beware of Scams: We have been letting you know of the latest scams for the past few months. We have alerted you about emails from Comcast, BB&T, CVS, and what looks to be other residents (which are not really from other residents). The latest scam is someone calling and saying they are a police officer. He engages in a very long conversation, building the victim’s trust, then he asks for their social security number. After they give him that, he asks that they go and buy gift cards. Once he gets someone’s social security number, he can open accounts in their name and possibly steal their identity. We cannot stress enough the importance of not giving out any personal information to anyone over the phone, through email, or by mail.

 CVS Scam: If you receive an email from what seems to be CVS asking you to complete a survey to get prizes, please delete it. This is NOT from CVS. They will ask you for your credit card information, then tell you it did not work and need another credit card. Now they have information for two of your cards. Any time you complete a survey, but need to give your credit card information, that is a “red flag.” You should never give any of your personal information to anyone.

 Amazon Scam: This is another email scam. Recipients will get a “reminder” from Amazon Prime that their membership is set to renew and the billing information is no longer valid. It instructs the recipient to click on a button that says “Reactive (sic) Membership to share credit card information right away or the recipient’s account will be shut down.” Please note that the sender’s email address is strange and there are several errors in the letter.

The Inkling Editorial Board is accepting submissions for its next issue, the Winter/Spring 2021 edition.

Write some of your thoughts, stories, or facts that others might find interesting. Describe some of your experiences, whether recent or those you fondly remember from years past. Only original poetry and prose pieces are welcome, with most submissions being under 2,000 words.

Our “We Asked . . . You Said” section is back. Answers are usually no more than two or three paragraphs. The two questions are:

    • What is the biggest snowfall you can remember and how did it impact you?
    • The most expensive meal you ever had: what was the occasion, where was it, what was it, and was it worth it?

Please email your entry to: If emailing is not possible, you may place your typed document into open box O-202 in the Beasman Center ground floor. The deadline for receipt of entries is December 1. Please send your writings for the main part of Inkling, and/or for either or both of the two questions above in the “We Asked . . . You Said” section. We are looking forward to reading your works!

 Fairhaven Model Train Room is now open… with some changes. The Fairhaven Train Room will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 for Fairhaven residents and Acts employees. There is a limit of 2 visitors at a time in accordance with established guidelines, and face masks are required. Residents must sign in and out.

The Fairhaven Train Room is a train layout and not a holiday season display and is available year-round. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Aspen building and is accessible by the elevator down the hall from the bank office. You may call either Willis Drummond, ext. 3063, or Mike Carr, ext. 3217, to make your intentions to visit the Train Room known.

Ceramics–Change of time: The Ceramics Studio will now be open on Tuesday and Thursdays beginning at 1:30. Please call Jo Ann Russo ext. 8403 or Margy Zabriskie ext. 8407 if you have further questions.

The Beasman Boutique re-opened on Monday, October 5th. Our days of operation will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a 50% off sale on most of the current inventory. Only two customers will be allowed in at the same time; if someone is waiting to come in after you, we will ask you to remain only for a maximum time of 15 minutes. Hand sanitizer will be available for your use and we ask that you do not handle anything you are not seriously thinking of purchasing. We look forward to seeing you.

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 is 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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Transportation Provided for Early Voting: For those residents who do not have transportation, a shuttle service will be provided to the South Carroll Swim Club for early voting as follows:

The dates have changed for accuracy and are now correct:

Monday, October 26 (8-2 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 27 (8-2 p.m.)
Wednesday, October 28 (8-2 p.m.)
Thursday, October 29 (8-2 p.m.)

Everyone must wear a mask and will be seated on the bus with social distancing.  It will be a shuttle service, so exact times cannot be determined. Be prepared for the possibility of waiting in long lines—we have no idea what to expect.

You may sign up at the Main Reception Desk.

Shuttle Service to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 will also be provided. Times to be announced.

 General Election 2020:
Some upcoming dates to pay attention to are as follows: The last day to request a mail-in ballot is October 20.

If you have not yet received an application for a mail-in ballot, you can get an application in our library.

In person early voting (General Election 2020) will take place Monday, October 26 through Monday, November 2, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Liberty High School.

For more details, visit the website: https:

Fairhaven residents who requested a paper ballot have started receiving them.  Be sure to follow the directions. Only one ballot in each return envelope. Check to see if the Board of Elections is requesting any ID. You must sign the back of the return envelope for your vote to be valid. There are 2 seals to close the envelope so they can verify your signature before opening the ballot to count your vote.

If you have received a paper ballot, you have 2 official choices: return in the mail via USPS or take to a ballot box. They are large white metal boxes placed at designated sites as listed in the papers accompanying your paper ballot. The closest ballot boxes are at Liberty High School (box in place around Oct. 15) and the South Carroll Swim Club (about 7 miles west on Liberty Road from Rt. 32 intersection.  Look for Skidmore Road and turn right into the Swim Club. The ballot box is up the driveway off on the left side away from the clubhouse.)

You may also give your sealed ballot to Mary Boyer who will deliver them to the Board of Elections.

*NEW–Mail-in Ballots: For those who do not want to mail their ballots, there is a sealed box located on Mary Boyer’s desk in Administration if you would like to place your mail-in ballot in that box. Be sure to sign your ballot. Mary needs all ballots in the box on her desk, no later than Thursday, October 29 at 12 noon so they can be delivered that same day. If you have any questions, please call Mary at ext. 3809.

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.

 Morning newspapers: If you do not receive your morning newspaper you may call 443-692-9011 by 10 a.m. 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.

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 used, as well as oversight from the staff to assist with extra cleaning, the maintenance of social distancing, and mask wearing.

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.

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.

 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 they have time to compile and organize the questions. Here are 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

Worship Services

October 16 (Friday) 4:30 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! Zoom Schmooze fellowship time will take place from 4:00–4:30.

October 16 (Friday) 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Faith and Film Televised Movie Channel 971 “Breakthrough” Replay of one of the best faith-based movies of 2019. This movie is based on the true story of an adopted and rebellious boy who falls through ice on a Missouri lake. Despite being lifeless at one point with a bleak medical prognosis, he is able to survive through the faith of his mother. This movie deals with the mystery of faith, miracles, and healing. Starring Chrissy Metz and Marcel Ruiz.

October 18 (Sunday) Pentecost 20- Televised Service 

10:30 a.m.      Church Service Prelude- Special Music
11:00 a.m.      Fairhaven Sunday Service with The Rev. Wayne Larson, Senior Chaplain, Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with musician Ann Davis.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be picked up at the resource desk or from the Reception desk (Nancy), or can be downloaded or viewed on the Fairhaven residents’ 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.

October 22 (Thursday) 12:15 p.m.  Bible Study Series with minister/author Philip Yancey Channel 971 “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”

October 22 (Thursday) 3:00 p.m.  Rosary Bishop’s Chapel

October 23 (Friday) 4:30 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.

October 23 (Friday) 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.   Faith and Film Televised Movie Channel 971 “Run Baby Run” A movie about the true story of gang member, Nicky Cruz, who was converted through the NYC ministry of country preacher David Wilkerson. This is a follow-up to the true story and movie “The Cross and the Switchblade.” 

Culinary Services

Making Reservations: Reservations are to be made the day that you are dining between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. by either calling the reservation line at ext. 4000 or emailing  Unfortunately, we will not be able to honor any emails or voicemail reservations that are not made between those hours.

Copper Kettle Grill NEW dinner menu Rollout! 

On October 5, we introduced our new cook to order menu for the Copper Kettle Grill.

This menu is available for dine in only, not for take-out or home delivery. Reservations are still required the day of dining and can be made by calling ext. 4000. Please note that seating is limited.

Library Announcements

Book Club: The book for the November 6 Book Club meeting, Furious Hours by Casey Cep, is now available to be borrowed. Please pick it up from the library office.

*New–Emotional Wellness Books are now displayed in the back, right corner of the library on a table, and are also displayed on part of the desk next to the library main desk. They have the code “EW” on the spine labels. You can check them out like regular books with blue cards, but you may write your initials on the blue cards instead of your full name (if you are more comfortable doing that).

*Please hold off on donating materials until further notice. We are running out of space.

Fairhaven Library is open with some changes; it is open on evenings and weekends, as well as regular daytime hours.  There is still a limit of 4 visitors at a time and face masks are required. Residents must sign in and out. There are volunteers during some evenings and weekends, but not during regular daytime hours. The newspaper room remains closed, and newspapers are not available.

Quote of the Week

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” ― Ray Bradbury

Happy Birthday

October 20 – John Spann
October 21 – Charles Bitterli
October 22 – Ethel Conaway, Virginia Numsen, Ellie Waters
October 25 – Alice Carichner

In Loving Memory

Mr. John Marsh
December 25, 1934–October 6, 2020

Mr. Donald McPhaul
November 24, 1935–October 9, 2020

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

Calendar of Activities: Week of October 18, 2020

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

Sunday, October 18

10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Pride and Prejudice
4:30 CH 971 Movie: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Pride and Prejudice

Monday, October 19

9:00 CH 971 Exercise for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis
10:00 LGTN Poetry and Prose
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live)
1:00 CH 971 Yoga Strength and Balance DVD
2:00 CH 971 Movie: School of Rock
3:00 M&G Comparative Religion (limit 20)
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Poirot: Mystery on the Blue Train
7:00 CH 971 Movie: School of Rock

Tuesday, October 20

9:00 CH 971 Yoga-Strength & Balance DVD
10:15 Mall Lane—Garden Strollers
1:15 CH 971 Wellness Workout DVD (not live this week)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: White Hunter Black Heart
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Jane Eyre
7:00 CH 971 Movie: White Hunter Black Heart

Wednesday, October 21

9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:45 AUD Music Listeners: Paul Whiteman
11:00 Concierge Desk-Chat with a Therapist
1:00 LGTN Shuffleboard Interest Meeting
1:30 CH 971: Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Phil Burkholder
2:30 CH 971 Movie: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
4:00 Grab n Go Social Hour – Beasman Lounge
5:00 CH 971 Movie: Follow the River
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Thursday, October 22

9:00 CH 971 T’ai Chi: Joy Thru Movement DVD
10:00–3:00 Trip to Carroll Creek Frederick, MD (for those who signed up)
10:15 Mall Lane—Happy Trailers
12:00 CH 970 Bible Study: Max Lucado Check-in
12:15 CH 971 Bible Study: What’s So Amazing About Grace?
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout “Live”
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Guardians
3:00 CHPL Rosary
4:30 CH 971 Movie: The Great Gatsby
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Guardians

Friday, October 23

9:00 CH 971 Muscle Toning DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:00 CH 971 Intro to Yoga DVD
10:00-2:00 Treasure Shop Halloween Sale
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Run Baby Run
4:00 Grab n Go Social Hour in Beasman Lounge
4:30 CH 971 Finding Nemo
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Run Baby Run

Saturday, October 24

10:00–2:00 Halloween at the Treasure Shop
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Lorna Doone
4:30 CH 971 Movie: The Departed
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Lorna Doone

 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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