Friday Bulletin

January 15, 2021

Reminders

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

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. Just received—AM/FM Stereo receiver with compact 5-disc changer and 2 speakers.  Get it at a steal for only $15.

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 couples. If you have not already done so, please deposit payments in the black FRA lockbox to the right of the library entrance.

*NEW–Various Days and Times on Channel 970
January Wellness Chat: “Adapting to the Changing World”: Kim Huff, Director of Fitness and Wellness, and Michelle Scheufleur, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss positive strategies for coping with change and techniques for applying those changes to your lifestyle. The Chat showings on Channel 970 are as follows: Saturday, January 16 at 11:30, Wednesday, January 20 at 1:30, and Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. To watch these chats at your own convenience, please go to: https://youtu.be/bEpkCALj5l0

January 16 (Saturday) 1:45 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera presents Mefistofele: (POSTPONED until the 23rd due to COVID vaccination)

January 18 (Mondays) 3:00 Music and Game Room
Comparative Religion: CANCELED. Look for future notices when it is rescheduled.

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 received ballots in their open boxes to vote for officers and to approve the budget. Ballots include short biographies of the proposed new officers. Be sure you look at the revised copy of 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!

January 20 (Wednesday) 10:45
Music Listeners: Listen to Mozart’s 1st symphony, composed when he was still in his teens and then hear the 35th symphony, one of his last. Tune in to channel 971 or listen in the Auditorium. Hosted by Max Carroll. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).

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 Caitlin.Christ@actslife.org, 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 21 (Thursday) 12:15
Bible Study: The Bible Study program will be shown on Channel 971— “Generosity: How God’s Radical Grace Makes Us Givers.” Max Lucado check-ins will still show at noon on Channel 970.

*NEW–January 23 (Saturday) 10:00–2:00
Treasure Shop Clearance Sale
. 75% off all art frames and lamps. Come and see all our new fine furniture on display.
Please sign up on shop door.  All shoppers must wear masks and gloves.  Only two each 15 minutes.

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).

*NEW–January 28 (Thursday) 1:15pm-2:15pm Auditorium
Acts-centuate the Positive: COVID-19 and Rehab: Join us for our first rehab seminar of the year! This year, the theme is Acts-centuate the Positive. Learn about the risks of COVID-19 for all Acts residents, how therapy can help you proactively address these risks, and what Acts core programming you can look forward to this year. We are here to serve YOU, and allow you to THRIVE as much as possible, wherever you want to be! (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800).

Announcements

*NEW–Harpist Concert: If you missed the concert featuring harpist, Peter Stigdon, it can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/-wkjDytF96M

*NEW–Copies of previous Inklings now available: The Inkling Editorial Board would like to invite you to pick up a few copies of some of the Inkling’s most recent issues, dating back to 2017. We have placed several copies of each of 7 recent semi-annual editions on the shelf under the bulletin boards to the right of the Resource Desk on Beasman’s ground floor. Hope you enjoy some of the writings of previous and present fellow residents. Since our newest edition will be out within the next month, consider this a “preview of coming attractions.”

*NEW–Gentle Yoga “Live” with Mo: We hope you’ll come join us for gentle movement to strengthen your muscles and joints, improve your balance, and put a spring in your step. This class involves seated and standing yoga poses and ends with a short period of stillness and meditation. It will take place Thursdays at 11:00.
Virtual “Live” classes will be held for in-person participation in the Auditorium. Call Sam at ext. 1396 to register 48 hours in advance for your spot (10 max).
Residents with last names ending in A-J can register for the Auditorium for the Jan 21st class (K-Z will register for the Music & Games Room this day).
For the class on January 28, those with last names ending in K-Z can register for the Auditorium class and A-J will register for the Music & Games room. This will rotate each week. Also available on Channel 971.

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.

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.

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: https://youtu.be/mWgJzBrCHmk

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: https://youtu.be/nJzazmhpmNI

Advanced directive clinics will be held throughout the year of 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 are asked 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.

Several of our Channel 970 News 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.

Acts Fairhaven Renovation Meeting Link: In case you missed the meeting, or would like to view it again, here is the link: https://youtu.be/vzl5fdr4QRk

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 stopelderfraud.ovc.ojp.gov.

COMCAM Office Hours: Due to the pandemic, Office Hours will operate by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email Don Stevens-Rayburn at don@stevray.net (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.

Like and Follow our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FairhavenActsRetirement/

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:
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.  Staff assist with extra cleaning and the maintenance of social distancing. Masks must be worn!

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:
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: eebaker@aol.com, ext. 3089
Vice President: Joan Higbee: ecmomma71@gmail.com, ext. 8470
Secretary: Barbara Clagett: rsclagett@comcast.net, ext. 3185
Treasurer: Norm Desmarais: desmarais6@verizon.net, ext. 3118

Worship Services

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 and soloist Lori Ramser.

January 21 (Thursday) 12:15  Bible Study

January 21 (Thursday) 3:00  Rosary, Bishop’s Chapel

January 22 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series “Overcomers” Popular and inspiring faith based movie about a high school basketball coach who experiences defeat and is challenged by the principal to coach track and help the least likely runner to take on the biggest race of the year.

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

“Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.” ― Doris Roberts

Happy Birthday

January 18 – Wanda Beach, Lois Oakes, Gerald Gross
January 19 – Elizabeth Hofmann, Lane Weinzweig
January 21 – Max Carroll
January 22 – Arlene Desmarais

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In Loving Memory

Mrs. Marjorie Lippy
October 10, 1929–December 26, 2020

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

Introducing New Residents

Elma & David Edwards, C-72, ext. 3123

Calendar of Activities
Week of January 17, 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 17
10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Underneath

Monday, January 18
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—Murder at the Vicarage

Tuesday, January 19
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) CANCELED
1:30 CH 971 FRA Annual Meeting (Board members only)
2:30 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesday, January 20
9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:45 CH 971, AUD Music Listeners: Mozart
11:00–1:00 Resource Desk: Chat with a Therapist
11:00 M&G Muscle Toning (limit 10)
1:30 CH 971, AUD Town Hall with Caitlin Christ – Acts Legacy Foundation
1:30 CH 970 Wellness Chat: Adapting to the Changing World
2:30 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Out to Sea

Thursday, January 21
9:00 CH 971 T’ai Chi: Joy Thru Movement DVD
10:00 CH 971, AUD Better Balance and Fall Prevention (live, limit 10)
11:00 CH 971 Gentle Yoga with Mo
12:00 CH 970 Bible Study: Max Lucado Check-in
12:15 CH 971 Bible Study: Generosity: How God’s Radical Grace Makes Us Givers
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout (live, limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Norma Rae
3:00 CHPL Rosary

Friday, January 22
9:00 CH 971 Yoga Strength and Balance DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live, limit 10)
12:30 – 2:00 CRFT Quilters
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: The Overcomer
4:30 Zoom Shabbat Gathering

Saturday, January 23
10:00–2:00 Treasure Shop Sale
1:45 AUD Fairhaven Opera: Mefistofele (rescheduled)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: 39 Steps

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