Friday Bulletin

February 12, 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. Please complete another Room Reservation form, since the programs are limited in attendance by COVID regulations and set ups may be different. Submit Room Reservation forms to Mary.

Please remember to wear a mask.

Upcoming Events

February 12 (Friday) 10:00–2:00
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Treasure Shop: We have received a large donation of furniture. Look at the display in the hall by the mailboxes or stop by. All shoppers must be masked and gloved. Please sign up on the reservation sheet on the door or stop by to see if there is space.

February 12 (Friday) 10:15 Music & Games Room
Total Brain Health: The next lesson in the Total Brain Health Memory 1.0 Series will be “The Memory Science,” which introduces the science of memory improvement and a simple memory technique called the “Repetition Strategy.” (Limit 10—class is now full; please sign up for the waiting list by calling Ricki at ext. 3628. If you DO NOT plan on attending, please let Ricki know in advance so someone on the waiting list may attend.)

February 12 (Friday) 1:00–3:00
Celebrating Valentine’s Day:  Staff will come door to door to all apartments, cottages, and villas to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer.  If you are not home, it will be left in a bag on your doorknob. (Note that all door-to-door events are weather permitting.  It may be necessary to change the date or time due to inclement weather).

February 12 (Friday) 1:15 on CH 971 & AUD
Great Decisions 2021: 
The discussion on the 12th will take place on both channel 971 and in the Auditorium (limit 10; please sign up at reception desk). Briefing books can be purchased from Dale Bucks, ext. 3092. The first week’s topic was: “Global Supply Chains and National Security.”

Great Decision’s Briefing Books and eBooks: A limited number of books are available for purchase for $32. Make your checks out to Great Decisions of Mid Maryland.  You can purchase an eBook from Amazon or Barnes and Noble for a cost $22.99. There are also two copies available to read in the Fairhaven library on the library desk near the monthly display.

*NEW–February 13 (Saturday) 11:30, February 18 (Wednesday) 1:30, February 25 (Thursday) 6:00 on Channel 970
February Wellness Chat: The Comeback is Always Stronger Than the Setback!
Our January Wellness Chat discussed the importance of physical, emotional, and spiritual strength in adapting to change. The challenges of 2020 really affected our emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. Combining the emotional impact and the physical limitations we experienced resulted in a negative effect on functional ability for many people.  The good news is, functional mobility can not only be restored, but can also be improved! Join Kim Huff, Acts Director of Fitness and Wellness to learn safe, effective, and fun ways to improve your mobility so that you can Live Well in 2021.

*NEW–February 13 (Saturday) until February 26 (Friday)
Virtual Grand Canyon Adventure Fitness Challenge: “Walk with A Doc” Virtual Grand Canyon Adventure will occur from February 13–26.  This challenge requires participants to log their minutes of physical activity online. Minutes of activity are converted to miles to track their distance walking the Grand Canyon. Contact Sam at ext. 1396 if you would like to join the Fairhaven team or create your own team. Here is the link to the Racery website: and a link to FAQs:

*NEW–February 15 (Monday)
Presidents’ Day: This is a postal holiday and mail will not be delivered. This is not a holiday for Fairhaven staff.

*NEW–February 15 (Monday) 9:00–12:00
COVID Testing Day: Independent Living Residents will be tested for COVID this day. Please try to be home and ready during testing hours. Make sure to wear a mask and have a chair by your door.

*NEW–February 15 (Monday) 10:00 LGTN
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. Please sign up for this event at the reception desk (Limit 10).

*NEW–February 15 (Monday) 1:15 CH 970, February 17 (Wednesday) 10:15 CH 970, Live Discussion February 19 (Friday) Auditorium and CH 971
Great Decisions Week 2: We will begin Week 2 “The Persian Gulf Security Issue” with the showing of the DVD on the above topic on Monday, Feb. 15 in the afternoon at 1:15 pm and on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the morning at 10:15 am on Channel 970. You may want to read the Briefing Booking over the weekend (Feb. 13 and Feb. 14). There are two briefing books in the Library if you have not purchased a book yet. If you read the briefing book first, you may need to view the video only once on Monday or Wednesday. Discussion Live will be on Friday, Feb.19 at 1:15 pm in the Auditorium and on Channel 971. The Discussion Live program involves conversation (dialogue) from a small number of individuals seated in the Auditorium and a larger number of residents watching television from their home. The sign-up sheet for a six (6) person discussion group, which will be allowed in the Auditorium, will be posted near the door of the Auditorium.
Click here for information about week 2 and its questionnaire.

*NEW–February 17 (Wednesday) 10:45 AUD
Music Listeners presents the music of Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930). One of the most important figures in 20th-century musical theater, Sondheim has been praised for having reinvented the American musical with shows that tackle unexpected themes that range far beyond the genre’s traditional subjects with music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. When Sondheim was about ten years old, Oscar Hammerstein became Sondheim’s surrogate father, influencing him profoundly and developing his love of musical theater. Sondheim said, “In one afternoon I learned more about songwriting and the musical theater than most people learn in a lifetime.” His first commercial success was writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959). (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800. Also, on channel 971).

*NEW­–February 17 (Wednesday) 1:00–2:00 Resource Desk
Chat with a Rehab Therapist: Now EVERY WEEK! 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 one of our skilled physical, occupational, or speech therapists about any topic that interests you! And, as always, dial ext. 1772 for all your rehab therapy needs. Your Fairhaven Therapy Team is here to serve you at the gym, outside, or in the comfort of your home!

February 18 (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.

February 18 (Thursday) 2:00 Cox Room
Caregivers’ Support Group: This is the introductory meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group, postponed from January. Reach out to Jenny Bell, IL social worker, at ext. 3784 should you have any questions. (Limit 10; sign up with Jenny Bell).

*NEW–February 19 (Friday) 10:15 Music & Games Room
Total Brain Health: The next lesson in the Total Brain Health Memory 1.0 Series will be “That’s So Distracting,” which covers the impact of distraction on memory with a group workout (Limit 10—class is now full; please sign up for the waiting list by calling Ricki at ext. 3628. If you DO NOT plan on attending, please let Ricki know in advance so someone on the waiting list may attend.)

February 20 (Saturday) & February 26 (Friday) 10:00–2:00
Garden Days at the Treasure Shop: We are all getting anxious for spring to arrive. The Treasure Shop has some patio furniture, chairs and tables, large and small garden tools, garden signs, birdhouses, chemicals, and seeds. A large selection of floral arranging supplies and artificial plants for those who prefer indoor gardening. We have also received several walkers and a large filing cabinet, tall bookcase, several office chairs, a typewriter table and bedside table, tray tables, plus a queen and a double headboard and rails along with bed safety rails. All shoppers must be masked and gloved. Please sign up on the reservation sheet on the door or stop by to see if there is space.

February 20 (Saturday) 1:30 Auditorium
Fairhaven Opera presents Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) by Johann Strauss II, the waltz prince, son of the famous waltz king. On New Year’s Eve, Eisenstein is being forced to go to jail for punching a police officer; however, he decides to evade jail for one night so that he can go to Prince Orlofsky’s lavish party. Eisenstein wants to go with his friend Falke; so, he tells his wife, Rosalinde, that he is heading off to jail. Meanwhile, Rosalinde knows that Eisenstein is lying, and she follows him, in disguise as a Hungarian countess, to the ball. Adele, their maid, also feigns an excuse to be released from work that night so that she can go to the ball, disguised as a Russian actress named Olga. After many mistaken identities, Eisenstein attempts to seduce his own wife without knowing. Much frivolity, great melodies, and many festivities behind them, the great farce ends up with a happy ending for all. For a synopsis, put your request in open box C-139. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800. Also on channel 971).

*NEW–February 24 (Wednesday) 1:30
Town Hall Meeting: A special Town Hall with Abigail Stewart, Acts Director of Design will take place in the Auditorium and be televised on Channel 971. Abigail will talk about the progress on the Fairhaven renovations project. If you miss the meeting, it can be viewed at:

February 24 (Wednesday) 2:00 Cox Room
Have you lost your spouse or significant other recently? Are you finding life more difficult than it used to be without that person in your life? Come to the Cox room to an introductory meeting to discuss the need. or desire to start a support group for those recently widowed. Contact Jenny Bell at ext. 3784 if you have any questions or want to participate.

February 25 (Thursday) 1:15 Auditorium Acts-centuate the Positive: THRIVE Screens – Predicting Your Future: Join us for our second rehab seminar of the year! This year, the theme is Acts-centuate the Positive. Learn about how Acts THRIVE Screens are a FREE way for you to predict the future in time to change it and live your BEST quality of life. We are here to serve YOU, and allow you to THRIVE as much as possible, whatever you want to achieve! (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800. Also on channel 971).


FRA “Office” Hours: Each Tuesday morning from 10:00-noon, FRA President, Joan Higbee, will be in the FRA Conference Room on the ground floor of the Beasman building. Residents are encouraged to come in to talk about concerns, to learn more about the FRA and its activities, or just to chat.

FRA Suggestion Box: Another way to voice your concerns or provide ideas for improvements is to use the wooden suggestion box found on the heating unit ledge near the mailboxes on the first floor of the Beasman. The box is unobtrusive. Look for it when you are walking by. Cards and pencils are provided.

Third Tuesday Discussion: These interesting programs on all manner of topics stopped happening in 2020 like a lot of other activities. We are looking for a new leader and some people to work with him/her on planning some programs. The programs are usually no longer than 45 minutes with some time for questions afterward. Residents as well as outside speakers have presented. If you are interested in helping with a restart, contact Barbara Morey, FRA Education Chair at ext.3173.

The Sykesville American Legion will accept used flags to be disposed of respectfully. If you have any that have served their purpose, leave them at the front door of Charles Shaffer, C-119 and he will take them.

Beasman Boutique New Hours: The Beasman Boutique hours have changed to 11:00–1:00 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Beginning the Week of February 1: Fairhaven and ARK Systems will be conducting our annual mandated testing of all fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, and emergency call systems. The process will take approximately two to three weeks to complete. Please check your email or open box for all the details.

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: Due to the pandemic, Office Hours operate by appointment only. To make an appointment, email Don Stevens-Rayburn at (preferred) or call x3084 to 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.

Sales and Marketing Team’s 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, 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.

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: Joan Higbee,, ext. 8470
Vice President: Bill Ruppel,, ext. 3193
Secretary: Barbara Clagett,, ext. 3185
Treasurer: Norm Desmarais,, ext. 3118

Worship Services

February 12 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series, “A Man Called Peter” The inspiring true story about a humble Scottish minister, Rev. Peter Marshall, who after arriving in the United States, became the pastor of the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church— church of the presidents in Washington, D.C., and who was later appointed Chaplain to the Senate.

 February 12 (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.

February 14 (Sunday) Transfiguration Sunday
10:30  Prelude- Special Music
11:00  Sunday Service with The Rev Wayne H. Larson, Senior Chaplain. Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with musician Ann Davis and Soloist/Flutist Lori Ramser.

February 17 (Wednesday) Ash Wednesday
1:30 Service Prelude
2:00 Ash Wednesday Service with special Holy Communion with The Rev Wayne H. Larson and Lori Ramser, musician – televised on Channel 971. Communion kits will be available with Ash Wednesday bulletins. Announcement of the possibility of an in-person imposition of ashes following the televised service will be included in the Ash Wednesday bulletin.

February 18 (Thursday) 12:15  Bible Study

February 18 (Thursday) 3:00  Rosary, Bishop’s Chapel

February 19 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series “Finding Normal” A self-centered young woman, Dr. Lisa Leland, who is driving 2,600 miles from Los Angeles to the Hamptons for her dream wedding, finds herself in trouble with the law in the small town of Normal, North Carolina. She has the choice of jail or serving as a doctor for three days as part of her community service.  Her world is turned upside down by a man she meets and finds out there is a lot more to Normal than she could ever imagine.

February 19 (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.

Culinary Services

Copper Kettle Reopened
The Copper Kettle reopened Tuesday, February 9th. Reservations are still required for everyone and can be made starting the day before at 4 pm by calling ext. 4000 or emailing

February 14 (Sunday) Valentine’s Day
We will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for dinner service on this day. Reservations are required for everyone dining in the Beasman Dining Room. The reservation process will be the normal everyday process. Please call ext. 4000 or email starting the day before at 4 pm.
Pickup and delivery service will be normal and will be serving the special Valentine’s Day menu. The Beasman Bistro will be OPEN for dinner service serving the special Valentine’s Day menu.
The Copper Kettle Grill will be CLOSED this day.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

Shrimp Bisque

Valentine’s Salad

Pan-Seared Scallops,
Served with vegetable “spaghetti” & rice noodles

Blue Cheese Stuffed Filet Mignon,
Served with mashed potatoes & jumbo asparagus

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Library Announcements

*New books have arrived at Fairhaven Library. A recent order of new books from Amazon has come in and these books are now ready to be checked out. Some of the new releases that we have available include: two new Alexander McCall Smith books, The Push by Ashley Audrain, The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr., That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry, some mystery novels, and some new nonfiction books.

*NEW–March 5 Book Club Books Now Available: If you are interested in attending March’s Book Club Meeting, please come to the library office and pick up The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes to borrow before the meeting.

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

“My humanity is bound up in yours,
for we can only be human together.”
― Desmond Tutu

Happy Birthday

February 15 —  Betty Anne Proctor
February 18 —  Dorothy Shafer
 John Boynton, Jr.
February 19 —  Dorothy Spann

Welcome New Resident

Lois Bischoff
Unit: A-308
Phone: 443-609-3062, ext. 3062

In Loving Memory

Mr. Philip Debenham
October 13, 1943–February 2, 2021

Mr. John Looser
February 14, 1921–February 10, 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 February 14, 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, February 14
10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Down with Love

Monday, February 15
IL COVID Testing Day 9:00–12:00
9:00 CH 971 Exercise for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:00 LGTN Fairhaven Poetry and Prose (limit 10)
11:00 CH 971 Yoga DVD (live class canceled)
1:15 CH 970 Great Decisions: Persian Gulf Security Issues DVD
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Lincoln

Tuesday, February 16
9:00 CH 971 Muscle Toning DVD
10:00 CH 971, AUD Better Balance and Fall Prevention (live, limit 10)
11:00 CH 971 Gentle Yoga “replay” with Mo
1:15 CH 971, AUD Wellness Workout (live, limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Blood Work

Wednesday, February 17
9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:15 CH 970 Great Decisions: Persian Gulf Security Issues DVD
10:45 CH 971, AUD Music Listeners: Stephen Sondheim (limit 10)
11:00 M&G Muscle Toning (limit 10)
1:00–2:00 Chat with a Therapist: Resource Desk
1:30 CH 971 Ash Wednesday Service Prelude
2:00 CH 971 Ash Wednesday Service (televised only)
3:30 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Air Force One

Thursday, February 18
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 (limit 10)
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 COX Caregivers’ Support Group
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Thin Ice
3:00 CHPL Rosary

Friday, February 19
9:00 CH 971 Yoga Strength and Balance DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:15 M&G Total Brain Health: Lesson 4: That’s So Distracting (limit 10)
11:00 CH 971, AUD Muscle Toning (live, limit 10)
12:30–2:00 CRFT Quilters
1:15 CH 971 & AUD Great Decisions: Persian Gulf Security Issues live (limit 6)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Finding Normal
4:30 Zoom Shabbat Gathering

Saturday, February 20
10:00–2:00 Garden Day at the Treasure Shop
1:30 CH 971, AUD Fairhaven Opera: Die Fledermaus (limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Intolerable Cruelty


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