Friday Bulletin

February 19, 2021


Due to the predicted inclement weather, the bulletin will be distributed early this week.

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.

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

Residentsif 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 submit a new Room Reservation form to Mary Boyer, since the programs are limited in attendance by COVID regulations and setups may be different.

Please remember to wear a mask.

Upcoming Events

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 19 (Friday) 1:15 on CH 971 & Auditorium
Great Decisions 2021:
The discussion on Persian Gulf Security will take place on both channel 971 and in the Auditorium (6 people can sign up at reception desk). Briefing books can be purchased from Dale Bucks, ext. 3092.

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 22 (Monday) 1:15 CH 970, February 24 (Wednesday) 10:15 CH 970, Live Discussion February 26 (Friday) Auditorium and CH 971
Great Decisions Week 3: We will begin Week 3 “Brexit and the European Union” with the showing of the DVD on the above topic on Monday, Feb. 22 in the afternoon at 1:15 pm and on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the morning at 10:15 am on Channel 970. You may want to read the Briefing Booking over the weekend. There are two briefing books in the Library for your use. 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.26 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 homes. 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 or on the Resource desk.

Click here for details.

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.

*NEW–February 24 (Wednesday) 10:45 Auditorium, CH 971
Music Listeners: Listen to an early stereo recording of Aaron Copland’s 3rd Symphony. It has several themes, which have become very popular through the years. Max Carroll will host. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800. Also, on channel 971).

February 24 (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!

*CANCELED–February 24 (Wednesday) 1:30
Special Town Hall Meeting with Abigail Stewart, Acts Director of Design to discuss progress on the Fairhaven renovations project will be rescheduled at a later date.

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) 12:15 on CH 971
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 25 (Thursday) 1:15 Auditorium, CH 971
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).

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.

February 26 (Friday) 10:00–2:00
Garden Day 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.

*NEW—February 26 (Friday) 10:00 Auditorium, CH 971
FRA Board Meeting:
The regular monthly meeting of the FRA Board will be held in the Auditorium and also using Zoom, if all members cannot be present due to COVID restrictions. Final instructions will be e-mailed to Board members early next week. The meeting will be televised for residents.

February 26 (Friday) 10:15 Music & Games Room
Total Brain Health: The next lesson in the Total Brain Health Memory 1.0 Series will be “Your Memory-able Lifestyle,” which covers how lifestyle affects memory (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.)

*NEW–March 3 (Wednesday) 1:30–2:30 CH 971
First Virtual Meeting of the 2021 Community Garden and Greenhouse Subcommittee: The 2021 Community Garden and Greenhouse Subcommittee will be televised on Channel 971.  All residents interested in gardening in 2021 are invited to join us from your homes.  As you may know,  Dale, Sue, John Kwedar, ext. 3134, and JoAnn Russo (ext. 8403) have been working on a proposal to first construct six (6) new raised beds followed by making other improvements such as adding a second main water line to make it easier for gardeners to water by hose or irrigate their garden plot(s).  In the future, we would like to see our current greenhouse either renovated or a new greenhouse built to replace the existing one.

*NEW–March 5 (Friday) 10:00–11:00 Leighton Room
Book Club: This month’s book club selection will be The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Please pick up a copy of the book and discussion questions from the librarian. (Limit 10; sign up with Ricki by calling ext. 3628).

*NEW–March 8 (Monday)
Residents’ Photo Gallery: 
The next exhibit of photographs made by Fairhaven residents will be displayed on Monday, March 8. The subject/theme/challenge for March is “Sunrise, sunset…” 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, it has been the practice that photos are brought to the display area on Sunday evening. They can be placed 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:

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 tell Don Stevens-Rayburn. Send an email to or call and leave a message (ext. 3084). The only restriction is that the theme should not be too specific.

*NEW­–March 16 (Tuesday) 12:00 Auditorium, CH 971
March Wellness Chat:  Personalize Your Plate: The USDA continually updates their recommendations and guidelines based on research on the role that diet plays in disease management and health promotion. The most recent guidelines were released in December of 2020. Join Carolyn Gaydos, MS, RD, LDN (Fairhaven’s Dietitian) for a review of the most current USDA guidelines and simple ways you can “Personalize Your Plate” so you will get the greatest health benefits while eating the foods you enjoy. (Limit 10; sign up at reception desk by calling ext. 8800. Also, on channel 971).


*NEW–The Transportation & Security Office has moved to the old Marketing office area in the Aspen/Uplands building near the mailboxes.

*NEW–Acts Legacy Foundation News/Contributions: If you made a contribution to support Fairhaven in 2020 – including to Spiritual Life – you should have recently received a letter signed by Richard Winter. This letter is a cumulative summary of your contributions for the year for your tax records. Please note that contributions made in the form of charitable gift annuities, securities, IRA qualified charitable distributions, donor-advised funds, and in-kind gifts are receipted separately from the letter you received. We are grateful to each and every resident who made a generous contribution to support Fairhaven in 2020. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Caitlin Christ, Regional Foundation Director at (410) 970-2089 or

*NEW–Gardener Sign-up: The Fairhaven Community Gardeners will begin its sign-up of new gardeners on Friday, February 19, 2021.  The sign-up sheet can be found next to the Music and Game Room.  Dale Bucks, ext. 3092, and Sue Aldape,  ext. 3005, will be calling all the 2020 gardeners to determine which gardeners plan to continue gardening this year in your current plot(s), or would prefer a different plot, or would like to discontinue gardening for one reason or another. Both conventional (ground level) plots and raised bed plots will be available in 2021.

*NEW–Holiday Candy:  If you have not yet picked up your holiday candy, please contact Mary at ext. 3809. We still have chocolate-covered pretzels and sugar-free candy left.

ARK Fire Alarm Testing: Fire alarm testing will continue through this week.

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:

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.

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.

Worship Services

February 19 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series: “Just Mercy” This is a riveting true story about one man’s mission—Harvard-educated attorney, Bryan Stevenson, who, when he became aware of injustice in the Alabama state judicial system, focused his career on defending and seeking justice for innocent African American men who had been accused and found guilty due to racism. The movie tells the story of one death row inmate, Walter McMillian, who was innocent but was charged with a murder, and who gained the attention of the nation and world through the work of one dedicated attorney seeking just mercy for the often forgotten.

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.

February 21 (Sunday)  First Sunday of Lent
10:30  Prelude – Special Music
11:00  Sunday Service with The Rev Wayne H. Larson, Senior Chaplain. Televised on Fairhaven Channel 971 with Musician/Soloist Lori Ramser

February 25 (Thursday) 12:15  Bible Study

February 25 (Thursday) 3:00  Rosary, Bishop’s Chapel

February 26 (Friday)  Lenten Program
4:30  Stations of Cross, Chapel (not televised)
5:15  Fellowship Dinner – Fireside Room – sign up required at reception desk-15 maximum

February 26 (Friday) 2:00 & 7:00  Faith and Film Series   Special Movie—True Stories of Faith in Action: “I Can Only Imagine” This is a true story of the composer and “Mercy Me performer” of the hit song “I Can Only Imagine.”  It tells of the remarkable journey of Bart Millard who survived an abusive family situation through the encouragement of a music teacher and his church family. However, he could not shake his deep resentment toward his abusive father and the emotional scars that afflicted him and impacted his adult relationships. It was not until he discovered the need to forgive totally with God’s help that he was healed, resulting in an amazing turnaround. He composed one of the most popular music hits of all time that reflects the story of his life. Starring Dennis Quaid and Trace Adams and the late Cloris Leachman.

February 26 (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 has reopened. Reservations are still required for everyone and can be made starting the day before at 4 pm by calling ext. 4000 or emailing

Library Announcements

*Tax Forms were ordered January 15 but have not yet arrived. If you need hard copies of tax forms, they can be found and printed at:

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

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.”
― Muhammad Ali

Happy Birthday

February 23 —  Mary Smith
February 24 —  Lavonne Grams
 Art Queen
 Stan White
February 26 —  Peg Haus
February 27 —  Lois Bischoff
February 28 —  Audrey Trupia
 Judy Mantua



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 21, 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 21
10:30 CH 971 Music Prelude
11:00 CH 971 Worship Service
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: The River Niger

Monday, February 22
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)
1:15 CH 970 Great Decisions: Brexit and the European Union DVD
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Sherlock Holmes–Dressed to Kill

Tuesday, February 23
9:00 CH 971 Muscle Toning DVD
10:00 M&G Better Balance and Fall Prevention (limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Pale Rider

Wednesday, February 24
9:00 CH 971 Yoga for Arthritis DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:15 CH 970 Great Decisions: Brexit and the European Union DVD
10:45 CH 971, AUD Music Listeners: Aaron Copland’s 3rd Symphony (limit 10)
11:00 M&G Muscle Toning (limit 10)
1:00–2:00 Chat with a Therapist: Resource Desk
1:30 CH 971, AUD Town Hall CANCELED
2:00 COX Meeting for Recently Widowed (limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Superman

Thursday, February 25
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 Acts-centuate the Positive Presentation: THRIVE Screens (live, limit 10)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Ford v Ferrari
3:00 CHPL Rosary
6:00 CH 970 Wellness Chat: The Comeback is Always Stronger Than the Setback

Friday, February 26
9:00 CH 971 Yoga Strength and Balance DVD
9:15 Pool: Water Toning (limit 10)
10:00–2:00 Treasure Shop Garden Day
10:00 CH 971, AUD FRA Board Meeting
10:15 M&G Total Brain Health: Lesson 5: Your Memory-able Lifestyle (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: Brexit and the European Union live (limit 6)
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: I Can Only Imagine
4:30 Zoom Shabbat Gathering
4:30 CHPL Stations of the Cross (not televised)
5:15 Fellowship Dinner, FSR (sign-up required)

Saturday, February 27
2:00 & 7:00 CH 971 Movie: Barbershop


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