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December, 2021

John E. McCluskey, Esq.ELDER LAW ATTORNEYFuneral & Cremation ServiceAndrew A. Frates - PresidentAdam Frates - Vice President Janice M. Frates - Funeral Dir.Kingston CarverESTATE PLANNING WILLSTRUSTS ASSET PROTECTIONphone 781.585.4453 fax n@rmlawma.comIn youth, love and art. In age, investments and antiques. -Mason CooleyWE BUY SINGLE ITEMS& COMPLETE ESTATESB Estate Work - Appraisals ForIndividuals & Atty’sB House Calls are FREE Anywherein Plymouth CountyB I Return Phone CallsB Estate Clean Outs FromCellar to AtticB We Provide Friendly and HonestServiceESTATE PLANNING ELDER LAW TAXJames M. Tierney, Esq., CPA, LL.M.Brian J. DesRosiers, Esq., LL.M.LOOKING FORB Antique/Quality Used FurnitureB Silver, Jewelry, CoinsB Pottery, Porcelain, GlassB Art, Paintings, Bronze, Textiles,Oriental RugsB Americana -Whaling &Nautical, Decoys, BasketSamplers & MoreB Lighting - Oil & Early Electric Military - Swords, Bayonets, Medals,Badges, UniformsB Clocks & WatchesB Dolls & ToysB Books, Post Cards, ManuscriptsTown Histories & AtlasesB Collectibles - IncludingHummels, Doultons & Liadros PaperWeightsB Musical InstrumentsB Thank You - My InterestsExceed This List!185 PLYMOUTH AVE., MARSHFIELDCALL ANYTIME781-837-9584 CELL 617-688-0044DesRosiers & Tierney, LLCAttorneys at LawCARTMELL- DAVISFUNERAL & CREMATIONPLYMOUTH 508-746-2162MANOMET 508-224-2252“A Life Celebration Home”www.cartmelldavis.comFuneral DirectorsKathy Cartmell-Sirrico John J. Vincent, Jr.Daniel R. Holland Mary R. Aveni Heidie L. GrantKeeping your loved one safe, happy & living independently Cared-4 Program - Scheduled Wellness Calls, Meals and Nutrition Planning,24-Hour Monitoring, Day-to-Day Assistance & Companionship Escort - To appointments, including medical, dental and shopping Help with ALL ADL and IADL Services Direct Link - Fall Detection, 911 calls, GPS, Medication Management, Vital MonitoringCall 508-843-9461 for your free in- home e-ma for ALL servicesMark W.-CFSPJ. RobertRobert E.Steve P.781.834.7320 781.834.7712 faxEmail: alhome.comJane Ricardi, CFP Certified Financial Planner ProfessionalMargaret Brook, MBA, CRC Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC )FINANCIAL & RETIREMENT PLANNINGPERSONAL SERVICE774-773-310481 SAMOSET ST. STE. 1 PLYMOUTH, MA 02360WWW.NORTHLIGHTFINANCIALSERVICES.COMDuxbury, MACall for a complimentary consultation 781-934-5060Funeral Directors1755 Ocean Street / PO Box 84Marshfield, MA 02050www.DTSEstateLaw.comHingham, MAElena SchepisTzeng, AuD.Doctor of AudiologyHearing Aids Cognitive ScreeningsDiagnostic Hearing Evaluations Tinnitus Evaluation and TreatmentCerumen (Wax) Management Cochlear Implants / BahaCustom Earmolds Assistive Listening Devices Ear Piercing20 EAST STREET UNIT 1, HANOVER, MA 02339781-924-3648 www.HearingHealthHHP.comKnowledge is power,stay clear. We can help.Associated Eye SurgeonsLois M. Townshend, MD., FRCSC Henry J. Kriegstein, MD., FACSLauren W. Bierman, MDMake an appointment:508-747-474845 Resnik Road, Plymouth AssociatedEyeSurgeons.comAd info. 1-800-477-4574 Publication Support 1-800-888-4574 Duxbury Senior Center, Duxbury, MA04-0685

Page 3—Council on Aging Duxbury DoingsHAPPY HOLIDAYS!There’s a holiday feeling in the air! The halls have been decked, the cookies havebeen baked (and some have been eaten), and the programming staff hasorganized a wide array of ac#vi#es that will bring you joy all month long.Programs have been organized with your body, mind and spirit in mind!FOR OUR BODIES!We have added new movement classes to our calendar. We will offer ballroomdancing on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. and Line dancing on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.Did you know that dancing has shown many health benefits? It has beenreported that dancing improves moods and cogni#ve skills. It also increasesstrength and agility. Addi#onally, dancing allows us to become more connected and social. These socialinterac#ons improve mood and mental health.FOR OUR MINDS!History buffs: Join us on Zoom on Thursday December 2 to meet author Philip Goodrich to discuss his newaudiobook, Somerse : Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence. And for literaryenthusiasts, December is Jane Austen’s birthday month! We have special programs to celebrate, including apresenta#on on the clothing styles of the Jane Austen Era, on Saturday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. and a lessonon tea infusions with Therapy Gardens on Wednesday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m.FOR OUR SPIRITS!If the holidays are more than you can manage a%er the loss of someone you love, we are offering “Coping withthe Holiday while Grieving” on Thursday, December from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This interac#ve workshop willhelp you discuss poten#al challenges you are facing and will teach prac#cal #ps for coping this holiday season.HOLIDAY FUNAnd of course, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without food, family, and friends. Join us for the holidayappe#zer demonstra#on and tas#ng on Thursday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. Come and taste some deliciousmorsels and take home recipes new recipes that will WOW your guests this holiday season.And finally, help us ring in the New Year with a new holiday tradi#on! This year we will offer a Jazz Brunch withlive entertainment by Lisa Yves on Thursday, November 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.I hope you will share the magic of the season with us and have an opportunity to enjoy #me with family andfriends living near and far!Wishing you the happiest of holidays and good healthy in 2022!JoanneCarol is retiring! Join us on Tuesday, December 28th at 2:00 p.m towish Carol a happy retirement and to thank her for all she has done atSenior Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Page 4—www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgDUXBURY SENIOR CENTER10 Mayflower Street, Duxbury, MA 02332PHONE: (781) 934-5774FAX: (781) 934-1135WEBSITE: www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgMEET THE STAFFDirector . Joanne MooreAssistant Director .Angela SinnottManager of Volunteers .Christine CoakleyMedia Manager. . .Brooke McDonoughFinance Manager Elissa WyllieCommunity ServicesManager Anna Seery (Interim)Volunteer SHINE Counselor Alan RosenbergVeteran’s Service Officer . Mike ThorpFood ServiceFood Service Manager . Peter DeweyHDM Manager . Cathy DameFood Service Coordinator .Dina TeutenPrograms TeamProgram Coordinator. .Carol BoudrieauProgram Coordinator .Regan RoderiguesProgram Coordinator . Michelle RussoSocial Day ProgramManager . .Caren Harrison. Suzanne ErrastiCustodial Staff . Jim BrooksTransportation/Medical Bus DriversSteve Dubuque, Jim Dexter, Bob Johnson,Bob Dame, Terrence O’Grady and Jack BreenCover photo by Anne HenningAnne Henning is a Duxbury artist and photographer and theowner of Anne Henning Gallery in the DuxburyMarketplace. For more of her artwork, follow Anne onInstagram at Thisphoto was taken on Washington Street in Duxbury. (Itlooks like Santa could live there!)

Page 5—Council on Aging Duxbury DoingsFitness Classes at DSCVirtual Fitness ClassesTo register for virtual or in person fitnessclasses please visit our website and click onRegister for a Fitness Program. You will alsofind a description of each class andconfirmation of the dates class will meet eachmonth.Registration will be online and payment is forthe monthly series.BALANCE FOR LIFE WITH CHAIR ASSIST withSarah —Monday & Thursday, 9:30 AMAlthough registration is for the monthlyseries, our monthly fitness fee is based onour affordable 5 per class.Fitness Safety PolicyYou should always consult with your physician before engaging in any physical activity program. Byparticipating in these online exercise classes, youassume all dangers, hazards and risks of suchparticipation. The exercises demonstrated by theinstructors in these online classes are physicallydemanding. If you are unable to safely performthese exercises, please modify them for your ownsafety or choose a different set of exercises.By registering for a virtual fitness program you areagreeing to this Fitness Safety Policy.In-Person Fitness ClassesAs with the virtual classes, registration willbe online and payment will be for themonthly series.POWER STRETCH with Gretchen—Monday& Thursday, 8:00 AMSTRENGTH & CONDITIONING withGretchen—Monday & Thursday, 2:30 PMTAI CHI and Qi Gong with Kathy—Wednesday, 10:30 AM* New Class* MOVEMENT & MOTION withDeb Thursday, 1:30 PMGENTLE STRETCH AND FLOW YOGA withColleen—Fridays, 10:00 AMReminder that your Zoom links to the classes youregistered for can be found on our Schedules PlusVirtual Center!Click the Virtual Center Link from our, and Schedules Plus willopen. Log in with your phone number and clickVirtual CenterLinks are active 15 minutes before class.

Page 6—www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgCELEBRATE JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY!booked

Contact Karen Fontaine to place an ad today!kfontaine@lpicommunities.comor (800) 477-4574 x6350We have resources. and choices.Your Care Patrol Certified Senior Advisors help familieswith senior-related services and placement questionsevery day of the week (and holidays). The amount ofresearch, coordination and logistics involved in placinga loved one in assisted living or memory care can beoverwhelming - let us assist you in the process.Let us help you put all the pieces together today!617-694-3053We are a FREE Community Service!Ad info. 1-800-477-4574 Publication Support 1-800-888-4574 Duxbury Senior Center, Duxbury, MA04-0685

Pagege 8—Council8——on Aging Duxbury DoingsCOMMUNITY WIDEDSC ActivitiesMondaysCrafty Ladies 10 AM-NoonBlood Pressure Clinic Noon– 1 PMTuesdaysRug Hookers 9 AM –NoonDecember 20th10:30—11:30 a.m.Our LGBTQ planning committee is looking for newmembers!Join a great group of volunteers to plan and execute social, intergenerational events for the LGBTQcommunity throughout the year!If interested,, or call theCenter!Roots Genealogy 1-3 PMWednesdaysTech Time 2-4 PM(by appointment)ThursdaysTech Time 11-Noon (by appointment)FridaysTOPS 10-11 AM(Take Off Pounds Sensibly)Game activities resuming in January.

Page 9—www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgCOMMUNITY SERVICESBeginning Thursday, January 13th10:00-11:30 AMSupport GroupFacilitated byAnna Seery, MSW, LICSWCranberry Hospice & PalliativeCare Bereavement CoordinatorMore information available in earlyDecember or call us to let us know you areinterested and we will be sure to follow upEstate Planning WorkshopThursday, January 13 @ 3 PMHave questions on how to preserve yourestate and protect your assets? What isprobate and what does it mean for loved ones?Please plan to attend our informativediscussion on Estate Planning, Elder Law andmore. Learn the importance of having youraffairs in order regardless of how “big” yourestate may be. DesRosiers & Tierney,Attorneys at Law is a local firm which puts anemphasis on personalized service and meetingfamily’s needs. This workshop will providepractical advice, explain the essentialdocuments everyone should have in place plushow to avoid the expenses and delays ofprobate. Registration will begin midDecember!with details.Need help paying for heatingcosts this winter?The Federal Fuel AssistanceProgram provides low-income households withhelp paying home heating bills. You can own orrent (including some renters whose heatingcosts are included in rent). Eligibility isdetermined by the gross income of all familymembers.To start an application, go to the South ShoreCommunity Action Council website and look for the apply on-line,portal that is for new applicants only.You may also call 508-746-6707/877-383-5243.Locally, you may be eligible for a one-timeassistance from the Duxbury Interfaith Council,call 781-934-8388.

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Page 11—www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgOur Café is Open!Get in on the best deal in town! Come for lunch and either sit in our café or askfor your meal “to-go”!Chef Peter and Dina will surprise us with daily specials andhot entrees options.If you have missed meeting a friend for lunch or grabbing a cup ofcoffee before a class—we’re back and we look forward to seeing you!Please no call ahead reservations !508-584-1561 www.ocesma.orgServing all people – Serving all incomes

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Page 13—www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgVeterans’ NewsDecember, 2021This is the time of the year to give thanks and wish others well. May I extend those wishes toall 632 Veterans living in Duxbury with wishes have a wonderful holiday season.Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans who have been awarded Agent Orange benefits may notbe receiving the right amounts according to the VA Inspector General. Investigations are in place and ifnecessary, adjustments will be made.The VA is offering COVID-19 booster shots only for those with weakened immune systems as of this date.For others who received vaccines at the VA, they will contact you for the 3rd booster.The VA is backlogged with a substantial increase in disability claims. Right now, it is estimated that responsefrom the VA will take 4-6 months. Backlog may not be reduced until mid-year 2022. They are in the processof hiring new claim processors.The VA has started to accept disability claims for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis as a result of exposure toparticulate matter for those Veterans who served in southwest Asia as early as August, 1990.Gray Area future retirees can access helpful information from DFAS by logging on to: VA helps when you transition from active duty to civilian life. Called TAP, Transition AssistanceProgram, is offered on line to assist in this often difficult and time-consuming effort. You can registerthrough the VA.In this issue of “Duxbury Doings” there is information on how to apply for winter heating assistance (seepage 9) and for assistance in obtaining the correct medical coverage from our SHINE counselor (see below).There are many advantages for registering a Veteran-owned Small Business with the Office of Small andDisadvantaged Business Utilization.If you have questions about your military service please call the Duxbury Veterans’ Service Officer,Mike Thorp, at the senior center, 781-934-5774 ext. 5740.LEGAL ADVICEMost Fridays we offer complimentary appointments with local attorneys.Please call 781-934-5774, ext. 5703 to schedule an appointment with anattorney. Appointments are approximately 15 minutes.LIFE INSURANCE REVIEW ANDLONG TERM CARE OPTIONSAre you concerned about your coverage? Is your life insurance policy still in place and is there a cashvalue? Are your beneficiaries up-to-date? Do you have adequate coverage?Make an appointment by calling 781-934-5774, ext. 5703 to meet with Elaine Buonvicino,Independent Insurance Agent to review your existing Life Insurance Policy or Long Term Care Policy.SHINE TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONSOur SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Counselor, Alan Rosenberg isscheduling telephone consultations by appointment on Wednesdays. He will call you at the scheduledtime to answer questions or provide guidance on Medicare plans. To schedule an appointment call781-934-5774 extension 5703.MEET WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVESSenator Patrick O’Connor will hold office hours monthly at the Duxbury Senior Center to hearconcerns and answer questions on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m.Representative Josh Cutler will be at the Duxbury Senior Center on the 2nd and 4th Fridays ofeach month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Page 16—Council on Aging Duxbury DoingsHISTORY BUFFSDAILY & MEDICAL TRANSPORTATIONThe Duxbury Senior Center provides transportation inDuxbury, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke and Plymouth.Daily and Medical transportation requires 48 hours advancednotice by calling 781-934-5774 ext. 5741 We recommend thatyou call to request transportation as soon as you make anappointment as our services does fill quickly. You will be givenan approximate pick-up time. Please be ready at least 15 minutesbefore the scheduled time. The bus may arrive 15 minutes beforeor after this scheduled time. We appreciate your patience.Transportation Fee 1.75 one-way fee for service within the area of Duxbury, Kingston,Pembroke and Marshfield. If your travel takes you outside the service area, there is a one-wayfee of 3.50. Bus passes are available for purchase from our bus drivers. The 10-ride pass costs 15.00. The bus drivers can accept exact cash or check for passes or one-time rides. The driversare unable to make change.

Page 17—www.duxburyseniorcenter.orgPLANNING THE NEW YEARJazz Brunch

Page 18—Council on Aging Duxbury DoingsIt is the mission of the Friends to assist the Council on Agingin providing services, resources, and activities for seniors inthe Town of Duxbury; enriching the programs of theDuxbury Council on Aging; and raising, holding, and dispensing funds for the accomplishment of the goals of theCouncil on Aging.Name of DonorIn Memory ofThe MacNab FamilyNorman TougasJudy Zaccagnini FlynnIn Honor ofSenior Center staffT ! 2021An#u % F&n' i( )* ! m,-%!P/ea3! 4&5p67 ! D&89&:; S #i C n? @i B y & mosE G H r u( d naIi * tod,;!Donate to the Friends!It’s more important than ever to support the Friends of the Council on Aging so that we can make sure we serve the olderadults in our community when they need it the most.The Friends on the Council on Aging no longer requires membership fees, but there are several ways you can donate.Online: Go to and click Donate.By check: Made out to Friends of Duxbury COA and mailed to 10 Mayflower Street, Duxbury Ma.We hope to see you at these fundraisers:Duxbury COA Golf Outing, 2022Duxbury Half Marathon, 2022Annual Appeal, November, 2021For more information on these events, go to or call 781-934-5774.

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Duxbury Council on Aging10 Mayflower StreetDuxbury, MA 02332PRSRT STDUS POSTAGE PAIDBROCKTON, MAPERMIT NO. 653The cost of mailing thisnewsletter has beenpaid by theFriends of theCouncil on Aging.COUNCIL ON AGING MISSION STATEMENTTo empower older adults to age well, engage in the community, and enrich their lives.COUNCIL ON AGING BOARD FRIENDS of the COASENIOR CENTER STAFF @ (781) 934-5774Cheryl Ross, ChairPaul Brogna, PresidentPatti Ryan, Vice ChairMary Walsh, Vice PresidentJohn Rutkowski, Secretary, OCPCKathy Capraro, Board MemberBecky Brown, Board MemberDwight Shepard, Board MemberLeslie McCarthy, Board MemberJohn McCluskey, Board MemberKevin Mullins, Board MemberNinky Savage, Board MemberCheryl Tufankjian, Board MemberJulie Cloherty TreasurerMary BabinAnne AntonellisChristopher BarryPeggy DaviaAlden RinquistCandace Weiler SecretaryMike HalloranWilliam x x x x x x 5710Fred Von Bargen, Board MemberMelissa x 5715Alternates:Sharon x x x x 5703Ken Beeby,Mi Kim, Barbara x 5702Shelia Tenaglia, Marie KeefeProfessional Appointments x 5703Associates:Veterans’ Service OfficerSHINE, Attorney AppointmentsShirley OktayMike Thorp x 5740mjt-soma@comcast.netLifelong Learning x 5701

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