Friday Bulletin

November 13, 2020


NEXT WEEK’S BULLETIN (November 20) WILL BE A DOUBLE BULLETIN. There will not be a bulletin on the week of November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please submit your announcements accordingly.

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.

Upcoming Events

November 13 (Friday) 10:00–2:00

HOLIDAY GIFTINGS DAY: Employees shop and save on lots of new items suitable for holiday giving.  Choose from glassware, bric-a-brac, toys, wallets, ties, jewelry, fragrances, kitchen items and more.  We will beat Black Friday this year!

All shoppers must be masked and gloved.  Sign up on the Treasure Shop door to reserve your time.

November 16 (Monday) 10:00 Leighton Room
Fairhaven Poetry and Prose: This group includes not only writers but readers and listeners who enjoy poetry, 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 ext. 8466. Masks will be required.

*NEW–November 18 (Wednesday) 10:45
Music Listeners presents Chick Corea, American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer. His compositions “Spain,” “500 Miles High,” “La Fiesta,” “Armando’s Rhumba,” and “Windows,” are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis‘s band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. He has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era. He is still performing. Hosted by Harvey Alperin. Able to be viewed in the Auditorium and on Channel 971.

November 18 (Wednesday) 11:00–1:00 Resource Desk
Chat with a Therapist: Wondering if outpatient therapy is right for you? What IS Occupational Therapy, anyway? How can Speech Therapy help? Did you miss the Bladder Health 101 presentation, and would like some information? Come chat with Mandy, Director of Rehab. If you can’t make it, dial ext. 1772 for all your physical, occupational, or speech therapy needs.

*NEW–November 19 (Thursday) 11:00
Town Hall Meeting: A special Q & A Budget Town Hall with Steve La Pierre will take place in the Auditorium and be televised on Channel 971. Jonathan Grant and Rick Winter will join us virtually to answer your budget questions. If you miss the meeting, it can be viewed at:

November 19 (Thursday) 12:15
Bible Study: The 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 19 (Thursday) 1:00
Bladder Health 101: Channel 970 Re-broadcast of the presentation for continence management by Mandy, Director of Rehab. Tune in to Channel 970 at 1 p.m. If you have any questions, please call ext. 1772.

*NEW–November 20 (Friday) 10:00–2:00
Come to the HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE at the Treasure Shop: Get your holiday treat and gift coupon at the door and then shop in a room full of Christmas and Hanukah items. There are Christmas decorations, Santas, snowmen, creches, table trees, ornaments, cookie jars, lamps, village buildings, candle holders, candles, treat dishes, collectible plates, and more. Come see the giant Advent castle. For more details, see flyer attached.

Pick an ornament off our tree for 25 cents that day only! All shoppers must be masked & gloved and sign up in advance on the door.

The Treasure Shop will be closed for Thanksgiving weekend.

November 21 (Saturday) 1:30 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera, Dr. Atomic: The time: the summer of 1945; the place: Los Alamos, NM. Germany has surrendered, but the war with Japan still rages. A group of brilliant young scientists work feverishly on the Manhattan Project—the top-secret project to develop the atomic bomb—one of the most pivotal moments in human history. Work on the bomb approaches its culminating point, led by physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Army Commander General, Leslie Groves. Edward Teller and Robert Wilson are especially troubled by the moral and social implications. A fit topic for an opera? Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars thought so, and so will you after watching Dr. Atomic in this thrilling, dramatic, 2008 Metropolitan Opera production.

*NEW–November 25 (Wednesday) 3:00 Auditorium
Annual Thanksgiving Service with only participants present. Televised live on Channel 971 for Fairhaven residents.


*NEW–Website Security Important Notice:

As noted in last week’s Friday Bulletin, we were notified of a vulnerability in the security of the FRA web site. In fact, two vulnerabilities were found and corrected. The public now has access to only a small portion of the website.

We also have begun a complete audit of the security of the site. As part of that audit, we will be implementing two new policies, beginning December 1, 2020.

Generic “Beasman” Login Will Go Away. For years, there has been a generic login with the username “Beasman” and a password that was freely given out to all residents. Fewer residents are now using that login since we started providing individual accounts to all residents about three years ago. While that account does not have access to, for example, the resident directory, it remains a security weakness. Therefore, on December 1, users who are logged into the Beasman account will be forcibly logged out and the account will be deleted. If you are still using the Beasman login, please contact Buzz Baker (ext. 3089) to get your own username and information on how to create an initial password.

New Password Policy. We have not enforced a password policy up to now, meaning users could use any password of any length that they wished. As of December 1, we will be enforcing a strong password policy. That policy will require passwords that are at least 10 characters long and that contain at least one upper case letter (A-Z), one lower case character (a-z), one digit (0-9) and one special character (!@#$%^&*~). Beginning on December 1, users of individual accounts will be forcibly logged out and they will be sent an email with a link that will allow them to set a new password that satisfies the new password policy. This process may take several days since we need to process 175 individual accounts. When you get your email, if you have any difficulties resetting your password, please contact Buzz Baker (ext. 3089).

We understand that this change will cause some inconvenience and we apologize for that inconvenience. However, please remember that we are implementing these policies in order to protect your personal data (Name, Unit, Extension, and Email Address).

*NEW–Fake McAfee Scams: There are some scam emails going around from people pretending to be from McAfee. Here are what the following scam emails will be titled:

“Internet Security—-Warning: Your McAfee Protection Will Expire (date)”
“McAfee Total Protection, Black Friday Save $180 Per Year on McAfee Total Protection”
“Internet – Threat – Protection – Urgent! WARNING -: Your McAfee – Protection Will Expire – (date)”

If you get any emails from imposters pretending to be from McAfee, just delete the emails. Do not open any attachments.

*NEW–Buildings and Grounds is looking for the owner (s) of storage lockers 

Located in the Uplands building: Locker #15, 21, 27, 36, 43, 48, 49, 62, 69, 70, 71 and 84.  If you are the owner of any of the lockers listed, please contact Barb Walton at ext. 3874. If lockers are not claimed by the end of the year, we will start the process of cutting the locks to identify whose belongings they are.

*NEW– Greenhouse Guidelines:  A new misting system has been completed for the greenhouse. The guidelines for usage of the greenhouse are: (1) Put pots only in the spot labeled with your name; (2) Put your name on each pot; (3) Spray or wash off any plants brought in from the outside; (4) No pots over 12 inches in diameter, preferably smaller when possible; and (5) No poinsettias, hibiscus, or other plants that are taller than 2 feet and 6 inches in height—these plants may interfere with the operation of the misting system. Thank you for your cooperation, Jo Ann Russo, ext. 8403.

Outside Water: The outside hose bibs and car wash hydrants will have the water turned off on November 12, 2020 starting around 9:00 am for the winter. All cottages (1-132) will be entered to turn off the valves and drain the systems. Residents do not need to be present when this work takes place. We will not be able to make appointments for this process. We will be working in teams to complete this process in a timely manner. Thank you for your cooperation in this project. —Building & Grounds, ext. 3874

INSiGHT Reminder: Gertrude Stein wrote, “Silent gratitude isn’t much good to anyone.” Don’t be silent. Rather, be good to your neighbors and join them in sending INSiGHT a note telling what stirs your gratitude. It will prompt their gratitude. And, since gratitude generates joy, you will have helped them. Send emails to; penned messages go to mailbox C-141.

Power Chair Donation: John Looser is donating a Quantum 6 power chair, with new batteries, to any military veteran residing at Fairhaven. If you are interested in the power chair, please see Nancy (at the reception desk) or Mary Boyer for more information. If there are multiple veterans interested, a name will be drawn. The selected candidate will be assessed and trained by the rehab staff. Once assessment and training are completed, transfer of the chair will take place. If you have any questions, feel free to call John Looser at ext. 5015 or Danielle LaVere (Occupational therapist in the Rehab department) at ext. 1772.

The Inkling Editorial Board is continuing to accept submissions for its next issue, the Winter/Spring 2021 edition. Write up some of your thoughts, some stories or facts that others might find interesting, or some of your experiences, in prose or poetry. Submissions should be under 2,000 words. All submissions are read and discussed anonymously, and those deemed to be of general interest and to have literary merit will be accepted for publication. Deadline for entries is December 1, and all contributors will be notified after that time as to acceptance status.

In addition, Buzz Baker is putting together your short answers to the two questions for the “We Asked . . . You Said” section of the upcoming Inkling. Answers are usually no more than two or three paragraphs. The questions are:

#1 What is the biggest snowfall you can remember and how did it impact you?

#2 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 stories, essays, or original poetry for the main section of Inkling, as well as your responses to either or both of the questions above, to the Editor for this issue, Marion Leitao, at or place your paper copy in open box O-202.

Art Exhibit Wall-hung Christmas Decorations: If you have or would like to make any wall-hanging Christmas art for display starting November 28, please contact Margy Zabriskie, ext. 8407.

More Scams: One that recurs is a phone call from “Your Electric Company,” which says they have overbilled your account and want to pay you back.

Another scam phone call is that the warranty on your car is about to expire and they can give you a new one, even if your warranty expired many years ago.

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.

To report fraud and get support, the National Elder Fraud Hotline can be reached at 833-372-8311, or at

COMCAM Office Hours are Back!
We have received the Executive Director’s permission to restart COMCAM Office Hours. For those folks who are new to Fairhaven, COMputer & CAMera Office Hours are a time when you can request one-on-one help with questions and/or problems with all your electronic gadgets. We do not guarantee that we can answer your questions or fix your problems, but we will certainly try.

Due to the pandemic, Office Hours will operate somewhat differently now than in the past. Instead of having fixed hours where you could simply arrive, we will now operate by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email Don Stevens-Rayburn at (preferred) or call ext. 3084 and we will set up a time to meet. In your email, please describe your problem as fully as possible as it may be possible to resolve your problem by return email.

Meetings will occur in the Resident Computer Lab on the ground floor of the Beasman Center or in your own cottage or apartment. For each appointment, a COMCAM volunteer tech will meet a single resident and masks must be worn.

REMINDER from the FRA Treasurer—We want to show our tangible appreciation to the Acts staff for all they do for us. We can best do that by 100% participation by you, the residents. Please take a minute and donate to the Employee Appreciation Fund. As always, deposit your checks in the black FRA lockbox just outside the library entrance. Thank 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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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 drop it in the secure cabinet behind the Resource Desk on the ground floor; there is a slot on the top. 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. They have not moved to the Eldersburg branch.

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:

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

November 13 (Friday) 4:30 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 4:00-4:30.

November 13 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00 “Miracles from Heaven” Channel 971 Based on a true story about the Beam family whose daughter Anna was diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. Starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. Anna’s mother (Garner) becomes a ferocious advocate in searching for a cure. After a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds that not only mystifies doctors, but served to impact both the family and the community in surprising ways.

November 15 (Sunday) Pentecost 24—Televised Service

10:30      Church Service Prelude- Special Music 

11:00      Special Communion Sunday Service with The Rev. Wayne Larson, Senior Chaplain. Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971, with musician Ann Davis.

     Sunday’s Televised Bulletin with communion kits can be picked up at the resource desk or the Main Reception desk (Nancy), or can be downloaded or viewed on Fairhaven residents’ website. Call Ellen Wiser (Ext. 3171) if you can’t find a bulletin on either desk. (Chapel afternoon Communion Service at 4:00 will not be held until further notice.)

Remember that our Chapel is open at all times and to all residents for personal prayer and meditation.  “Day by Day” personal meditation booklets for the next three months are now available at Chapel entrance. Thanks for your gifts of support for Spiritual Life at Fairhaven.  Offerings can be turned in at the Main Reception desk with envelopes available if needed.

November 19 (Thursday) 12:15 Bible Study Series Channel 971 

November 19 (Thursday) 3:00 Rosary Bishop’s Chapel

November 20 (Friday) 4:30 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 4:00-4:30.

November 20 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00 “Heaven is for Real” A real life story about Todd Burpo, the father whose son, Colton, claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience. Colton, with childlike innocence, speaks matter of fact and in great detail of his amazing journey to heaven, including meeting relatives for the first time who had died long before his birth. Starring Actor Greg Kinnear, Oscar nominee.

Culinary Services

November 26 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day

Lunch Service will be a traditional Thanksgiving menu, served at the noon meal in the Beasman Dining Room, Beasman Bistro, and home deliveries.

Reservation times for the Beasman Dining Room are: 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, and 1:30 pm. Seating is limited at each time slot.

Reservations are required for everyone. We will start accepting reservations starting Friday, November 13. Please call ext. 4000 to make your reservation. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a call back confirming your table and time.

The Thanksgiving menu being served is as follows:

Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque
Fall Harvest Salad

Your choice of:

Slow Roasted Turkey with Gravy


Maple Glazed Ham with Pan Gravy

All meals served with the following sides:

Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed Green Beans
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
House Made Stuffing
Dilled Carrots

Choice of Pie:


*Copper Kettle Grill will be closed.

*Beasman Bistro is OPEN for Breakfast & Lunch service.

No evening meal will be served this day, but for those wishing to have an evening meal, box lunches will be available. Please return your pre-ordered boxed lunch form to dining services by Wednesday, November 25. Boxed lunches are to be picked up in the Beasman Bistro by 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Catering Available

This year we are offering a catered meal delivery to your home, in the event that you would like to entertain family for the holidays!

If you are interested, please call ext. 4000 and let us know and we will reach out to you to discuss. The cost is $25.50 per guest.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 16. When calling, please specifically state that you are interested in a catering for Thanksgiving.

Making Reservations: Reservations for the Beasman Dining Room or the Copper Kettle Grill 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.

Library Announcements

*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. Face masks are required. Residents must sign in and out. The newspaper room remains closed, and newspapers are not available.

Quote of the Week

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thank You

Thank you to all the Fairhaven residents who volunteered to help with the Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle.  Due to your efforts, it was a success, raising over $1000 to support activities for the Fairhaven Residents. Thank you, Sue Aldape, Ann Milne

Thanks to all those residents and staff who walked in our Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Fairhaven Team has raised a total of $670.00 so far for the Alzheimer’s Association. You may still donate at  Thank you for your support.

Happy Birthday

November 16 – Robert Gwynn
November 17 – Wanda Mehlman
November 18 – Clara (Dawnelle) Loiselle
November 19 – Charles Shaffer, Patricia Brown, Donald Blais
November 20 – Elaine Fritz

In Loving Memory

Mr. Mervin Daneman
August 4, 1943–November 6, 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 November 15, 2020

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

Sunday, November 15

10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Absolute Power
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Jaws 3
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Absolute Power

Monday, November 16

9:00 CH 971 Exercise for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:00 LGTN Fairhaven Poetry & Prose
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Bourne Supremacy
3:00 M&G Comparative Religion (limit 20)
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Poirot: Sad Cypress
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Bourne Supremacy

Tuesday, November 17

9:00 CH 971 Yoga-Strength & Balance DVD
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout (live)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Sherlock Holmes
4:30 CH 971 Movie: The Searchers
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Sherlock Holmes

Wednesday, November 18

9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
10:45 CH 971, AUD Music Listeners: Chick Corea
11:00 M&G Muscle Toning
11:00–1:00 Resource Desk: Chat with a Therapist
2:00 CH 971 Movie: The Men Who Stare at Goats
4:00 Grab n Go Social Hour – Beasman Lounge
5:00 CH 971 Movie: Dick Tracy Detective
7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Men Who Stare at Goats

Thursday, November 19

9:00 CH 971 T’ai Chi: Joy Thru Movement DVD
11:00 CH 971, AUD Town Hall Q & A with Steve La Pierre
12:00 CH 970 Bible Study: Max Lucado Check-in
12:15 CH 971 Bible Study: What’s So Amazing About Grace?
1:00 CH 970 Bladder Health 101
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout (live)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Good Night Mr. Tom
3:00 CHPL Rosary
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Coastlines
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Good Night Mr. Tom

Friday, November 20

9:00 CH 971 Muscle Toning DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 12)
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live)
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Heaven is for Real
4:00 Grab n Go Social Hour in Beasman Lounge
4:30 Zoom Shabbat Gathering
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Cars 3
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Heaven is for Real

Saturday, November 21

1:30 AUD Fairhaven Opera: Dr. Atomic
2:00 CH 971 Movie: Snowy River, Vol. 1
4:30 CH 971 Movie: Lucky Number Slevin
7:00 CH 971 Movie: Snowy River, Vol. 1

ART Thai Studio AUD Auditorium CER Ceramics Rm
CHPL Chapel COX Thai 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