Friday Bulletin

January 8, 2021


For all events where audiences are permitted, attendance is now limited to the first 10 people who sign up. Please sign up for events at the main reception desk by calling ext. 8800. To attend a fitness class, please sign up with Sam.

Look for upcoming COVID vaccination information in your email, mailboxes, and in-house television channels.

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 in attendance by COVID regulations and set ups may be different. Please submit Room Reservation forms to Mary.

Please remember to wear a mask.

Upcoming Events

*NEW–January 9 (Saturday)
Pick up gallery pieces: Thank you for contributing your holiday artwork to the Beasman downstairs gallery in the hallway near the mailboxes and down near the Salon. Please pick up your pieces Saturday before 10:00 a.m.

January 9 (Saturday) & January 15 (Friday)
January White Sale at the Treasure Shop from 10:00–2:00. Shop for sheets, pillowcases, pillows, blankets, towels, rugs, bedspreads, mattress pads, tablecloths, napkins, and more all at low prices. All shoppers must be masked and gloved, two shoppers each 15 minutes. Sign up on the schedule on the door to reserve your time or stop by and see if there is space.

January 11 (Mondays) 3:00 Music and Game Room
Comparative Religion: CANCELED. Look for future notices when it is rescheduled.

January 11 (Monday)
Residents’ Photo Gallery: 
The next exhibit of photographs made by Fairhaven residents will be displayed on Monday, January 11. The subject/theme/challenge for January is “Fairhaven flora & fauna”. 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, resident photographers bring their photos to the display area on Sunday evening and place them 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:

January – Fairhaven flora & fauna
February – Street scenes: Life in the city, any city
March – Sunrise, sunset…
April – National Parks
May – Recreation – doing what you enjoy…
June – My best picture…

Please suggest themes! We are gathering ideas for themes for the year beginning in September 2021. If you have an idea for a monthly theme, please let me know. Send an email to Don Stevens-Rayburn at or call and leave a message at ext. 3084. The only restriction is that the theme should not be too specific.

January 13 (Wednesday) 10:45
Music Listeners: (Was originally scheduled for January 6 but was unable to take place) In this program we explore the crazy world of the famous Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland jazz band. The members worked for Disney studios as film animators. Ward Kimball, trombone and leader, created the Seven Dwarfs, Jiminy Cricket, the Mad Hatter, and many other Disney characters. Walt Disney, in his autobiography, referred to Ward Kimball as a genius. (Ward had a full-size steam locomotive in his yard, plus numerous historic fire engines!). This program is not only hilarious, but boy can these guys play! Able to be viewed in the Auditorium and on Channel 971. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).

January 13 (Wednesday) 1:30
Town Hall Meeting: Town Hall with Lon Kieffer will take place in the Auditorium and be televised on Channel 971. If you miss the meeting, it can be viewed at:

January 14 (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.

January 14 (Thursday) 2:00 Cox Room
Caregiver Support Group: Have you been caring for a loved one? Do you wish you had a group of individuals you could speak with that understand what you are going through? Look no further. We will have our first Caregiver Support Group meeting. Due to the need for social distancing RSVP is required. Please contact Jenny Bell, Social Worker at ext. 3784. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).

January 15 (Friday) FRA Dues are due today. Dues are $60 for singles or $120 for couples. If you choose to pay quarterly, the first Quarterly dues payments are $15 for singles or $30 for couples. If you have not already done so, please deposit payments in the black FRA lockbox to the right of the library entrance.

January 16 (Saturday) 1:45 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera presents Mefistofele: From time to time, people come along whose stories are so unique and vivid that their names actually become entries in the dictionary. One prime example is Faust, who made a disastrous deal with the devil — the sort of dubious arrangement now known as a “Faustian” bargain. Such a story is Goethe’s famed “Faust.” Still, no matter what you call his story, the character of Faust often has a hard time living up to his star billing. That’s not surprising when you consider that the story’s other main character is the devil himself. The composer, Arrigo Boito, recognized that. He called his opera Mefistofele and made the title character one of the great bass-baritone roles in opera. It is a work of glorious moments, great arias for the major leads, and an amazing part for any opera house’s chorus. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).

January 19 (Tuesday) 1:30 Auditorium, CH 971
FRA Annual Meeting: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting will not have seating for residents not on the FRA board.  It will be televised on Channel 971. This is the meeting where elections are held, and the budget is approved. Residents will receive ballots in their open boxes on January 11th to vote for officers and to approve the budget. Ballots will include short biographies of the proposed new officers and a copy of the budget. Ballots must be returned to the box on the resource desk (ground floor of the Beasman building near the mailboxes) by Friday, January 15th to be counted in time for the meeting. The FRA appreciates your cooperation and wishes it could be another way!

*NEW– January 20 (Wednesday) 11:00–1:00 Resource Desk
Chat with a Therapist: Wondering if outpatient therapy is right for you? Did you miss a rehab presentation, and would like some information or handouts? Want to know how to THRIVE? Come chat with Mandy, Director of Rehab. You may dial ext.1772 for all your physical, occupational, or speech therapy needs. The Fairhaven Therapy Team is here to serve you at the gym, outside, or in the comfort of your home!

January 20 (Wednesday) 1:30 in the Auditorium, CH 971
Town Hall meeting with Caitlin Christ, Regional Director of the Acts Legacy Foundation: Caitlin will conduct an informative presentation about all the opportunities for giving to Fairhaven through Acts Legacy Foundation. She will focus on existing Fairhaven and Integrace funds that are available to us and what the intended uses of those funds are.

You may forward questions in advance to Caitlin at, and FRA officers will also take your questions by phone and text during the meeting. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).

January 25 (Monday). 1:30 in the Auditorium and televised on Channel 971
Note: Date in Jan 1 bulletin was incorrect. FRA Informative Meeting on Composting Toilets: The FRA is entertaining a proposal on enhancing our trail system by installing a composting toilet. Sean Beard will talk to us about the features and answer any questions residents or staff may have.  Call-in numbers will be provided for questions for those who watch on TV. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).


Treasure Shop Notice: The shop will again be permitted to accept donations including furniture.  Please leave items in the shopping cart outside of the Craft Room.   If you have furniture, please call Ellen Constantine to arrange for pickup.   All furniture must be wiped down before it can be displayed. Looking forward to a big 2021!

Holleran Surveys: Please pick up a Holleran Survey from Nancy at the main reception desk, or from Mary Boyer. Please complete and return your survey to Nancy.

Help for Handling Stress: Have you been having a difficult time with COVID? Has your stress increased in 2020? We’ve all been dealing with this pandemic together, but it isn’t easy. If you would like to come and participate in a small discussion group to talk about concerns and ways to help handle stress, contact social worker Jenny Bell to participate. These discussion groups will meet on Wednesdays in January in the Leighton Room from 11:00–12:00. Only a limited number can participate to have appropriate social distancing. Please RSVP to Jenny Bell (ext. 3784) for whichever Wednesday you would like to come. Looking forward to meeting with you.

Important Safety Notice: Please do not use bricks, cans, or any other items to hold any doors open. This is happening quite often and is a safety hazard. Thanks for your cooperation.

Missing coat: If you have a large, hooded, black-and-tan Bretan coat that was taken by accident, please call Linda Graves at ext. 3090. She has the medium coat that is identical to her large one—there was an accidental switch-up.

FRA Room Cleanout Book Giveaway: A recent clean out of the FRA conference room has unearthed a great number of books (and other items) that were left there primarily because no one could bear to part with them. Items of note follow. These are available to anyone offering them a good home. Please contact Joan Higbee at ext. 8470 if you are interested in looking at them.

1.  A 10-volume set of William Thackeray’s works
2.  An entire bookshelf shelf of dictionaries (and two one-volume encyclopedias).
3.  The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (20 Vol). Note: We were glad to have Peter Stigdon, harpist, take these back to college with him after his concert here.
4.  Books on Gardening (3 shelves worth).
5.  The entire set of Will and Ariel Durant’s Story of Civilization.
6.  The Smithsonian illustrated library of Antiques.
7.  19 volumes of Reader’s Digest bound Classic fiction in pristine condition.
8.  VHS tapes with some history on them. We’re looking for anyone with VHS equipment willing to screen them.

The FRA Conference Room in the future will house FRA records, will be the Inkling office and library, and will house a collection of Beasman family artifacts and early Fairhaven history.

Poinsettias: After January 6, please take home any fresh poinsettia that you wish. It will be all yours to give tender loving care.

Link to Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Concert, Featuring Ann Davis and Janice Duffy: If you missed this concert, or would like to view it again, it can be reached at the following link:

Link to New Year’s Resolutions Related to Nutrition, Featuring Carolyn Gaydos: If you missed this lecture, or would like to view it again, it can be reached at the following link:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Four series of informational videos are available on Channel 970 through January 10, every day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Advanced-Directive clinics will be held throughout the year 2021. When is the last time you reviewed your Medical Power of Attorney? Do you have a Medical Power of Attorney? Do you know the purpose of a Living Will or MOLST? The IL Social Worker, Jenny Bell, will be holding clinics to discuss these questions and more. Keep an eye on upcoming bulletins to see when they will take place. Also, all Independent Living Residents to provide Fairhaven a copy of any current advanced directives they have. It is not uncommon to forget to give facilities, doctors, etc. updated information so please reach out to your social worker, Jenny Bell, with updated copies, or should you have any questions please call ext. 3784.

Channel 970 News: Every weekday morning at 9:30, a fellow Fairhaven resident reads the list of services and upcoming events provided for our pleasure, here on campus. Perhaps you’ve forgotten an occasion you really don’t want to miss. Here’s a chance to help yourself.

Announcers Needed: Several of our announcers have found it necessary to ‘stay in’, during this pandemic. Please consider helping announce one morning per week, in their absence. If you feel you can, please leave your name and phone extension in Max Carroll’s open box C-106.

Potential Comcast Problem: A resident reported charges on her Comcast bill for things she didn’t purchase or authorize. Because she had automatic payment set up, it took a while for her to realize it. She wants to remind all of us to check our bills, especially if you are set for automatic pay.

Acts Fairhaven Renovation Meeting Link: In case you missed the meeting, or would like to view it again, here is the link:

When placing online orders for Amazon, Instacart, and other stores/services, please be sure to include your first name, last name, cottage or apartment number, and phone number. If a family member is ordering for you, please be sure they provide this information.

Scams: We have been letting you know of the latest scams for the past few months. We cannot stress enough the importance of not giving out any personal information to anyone over the phone, through email, or by mail.  Using some issue that the scammer believes you will respond to, he/she may ask for social security number or credit card number, etc. They will try to build your trust. If they get your social security number, they can open accounts in their name and possibly steal your identity. Be suspicious of these calls.

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 permission to restart COMCAM Office Hours. Due to the pandemic, Office Hours will operate by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email Don Stevens-Rayburn at (preferred) or call x3084 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, Don or another techie will meet a single resident and masks must be worn.

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 receive 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.

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” checklist.

FRA Board Members’ Phone Numbers:
It is still very helpful to call or e-mail questions to the FRA officers before noon the day before a Town Hall meeting 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

January 8 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series “Bishop’s Wife”- A classic Christmas story starring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young. This is the story of a preoccupied Bishop whose mission to build a cathedral has threatened his marriage. Only divine intervention with the help of an angel can save their marriage.

January 8 (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.

January 10 (Sunday) First Sunday after Epiphany
10:30  Prelude- Special Music
11:00  Sunday Service with The Rev. Wayne Larson, Senior Chaplain. Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with musician Ann Davis and Lori Ramser, soloist.

January 14 (Thursday) 12:15  Bible Study

January 14 (Thursday) 3:00  Rosary, Bishop’s Chapel

January 15 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series “Same Kind of Different as Me” Starring Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, and Jon Voight, this is a true story about a successful art dealer and his family’s encounter with a homeless man that leads them into a remarkable journey of faith and friendship.

January 15 (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.

January 17 (Sunday) Second Sunday after Epiphany
10:30  Prelude- Special Music
11:00  Sunday Service with The Rev. Wayne Larson, Senior Chaplain. Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with musician Ann Davis and Lori Ramser, soloist.

Culinary Services

No announcements this week.

Library Announcements

Carroll County Public Library is closed. It is closed to the public again due to COVID and will open only for contactless Express Pick-Up.

Fairhaven Library 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

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” ― Jonathan Huie

Happy Birthday

January 11 – Mabel Zwobot, Rose Flanagan, Suzanne (Ann) Byrne

January 12 – James Duffy, Judith Hurley

January 13 – Philip Remsberg

January 14 – Eleanor Cassilly

January 15 – Robert Clagett, Elizabeth Meirowitz, Mary Jane Reiblich

January 16 – Jean Mahoney, Kathryn Wyatt

In Loving Memory

Mrs. Ninita Smith
August 29, 1927–December 28, 2020

Mr. Roman Wowk
December 20, 1929–December 30, 2020

Mr. Charles Bitterli
October 21, 1922–January 1, 2021

Dr. Robert Brown
March 18, 1936–January 2, 2021



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 January 10, 2021

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

For events where audiences are permitted, attendance is now limited to the first 10 people who sign up. Please sign up for events at the main reception desk by calling ext. 8800. Please sign up for fitness classes with Sam.

Sunday, January 10
10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: An Innocent Man

Monday, January 11
9:00 CH 971 Exercise for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live, limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple—At Bertram’s Hotel
3:00 M&G Comparative Religion (CANCELED)

Tuesday, January 12
9:00 CH 971 Muscle Toning DVD
10:00 CH 971, AUD Better Balance and Fall Prevention (live, limit 10)
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout (live, limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: For a Few Dollars More

Wednesday, January 13
9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:45 CH 971, AUD Music Listeners: Firehouse 5 (rescheduled)
11:00 M&G Muscle Toning (limit 10)
1:30 CH971, AUD Town Hall
2:30 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Grumpier Old Men

Thursday, January 14
9:00 CH 971 T’ai Chi: Joy Thru Movement DVD
10:00 CH 971, AUD Better Balance and Fall Prevention (live, limit 10)
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, limit 10)
2:00 COX Caregiver’s Support Group (limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
3:00 CHPL Rosary

Friday, January 15
9:00 CH 971 Yoga Strength and Balance DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:00–2:00 White Sale: Treasure Shop
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live, limit 10)
12:30 – 2:00 CRFT Quilters
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Same Kind of Different as Me
4:30 Zoom Shabbat Gathering

Saturday, January 16
10:00–2:00 White Sale: Treasure Shop
1:45 AUD Fairhaven Opera Mefistofele (limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Immigration Tango

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