July activities at the Auburn Senior Center:
The Aging Mastery Program® is coming to Auburn in the Fall of 2015! If you would like to be put on a pre-registration list and be called when we have the dates for the fall session please call 508-832-7799.Small Steps, Lifelong Rewards
The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) aims to help millions of older adults take key steps to improve their well-being and add stability to their lives. Built on the pillars of actionable goals, sustainable behaviors, clear incentives, and peer support, this self-paced program enables participants to create their own personal pathways for aging well.
What is AMP?
The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) is a behavior change incentive program for aging well. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered and supported to cultivate health and longevity. Equally important, the program encourages mastery—developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. Each level of mastery is based on consistency and duration, allowing participants to set individual goals. Another key element of the program is the reward system, designed to both motivate and encourage ongoing participation.
Why is AMP Important?
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, yet societal expectations of older adults have changed little. Moreover, people are generally unprepared for this increased longevity. AMP offers an innovative approach to guide individuals through this phase of life. The program incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, peer support, and small rewards to give participants the skills and tools they need to achieve measurable improvements in managing their health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively in society. All program materials and resources align with the goal of helping people enjoy self-sufficient lives.
*Information from http://www.ncoa.org/
Auburn Public Library Mobile Library
Every-other Tuesday from 10:00-11:45.
Come get a library card and check out library materials, that we will bring to you! Have a favorite author, type of book, want a DVD, or how about an audio book? We will bring materials to you! Call for the next date 508-832-7799 .
Monday Movies at the Senior Center at 1:00pm
July 6 – This is Where I Leave You In accordance with Jewish custom, four siblings gather to sit shivah after their father’s death but are soon bickering and renewing old grudges. Brought together for the first time in years, the quarrelsome brood is in for a weeklong emotional duel. 2014 R 103 minutes
July 13 – The Imitation Game Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing’s key role in Britain’s successful effort to crack Germany’s Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age. 2014 PG-13 114 minutes Drama
July 20 – Selma Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, this stirring historical drama highlights the courage of the marchers as they withstand racist and violent attacks by the police. 2014 PG-13 128 minutes Drama
July 27 – American Sniper Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL. 2014 R Drama
August 3 – Still Alice When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s — which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives. 2014 PG-13 101 minutes
August 10 – Woman in Gold Six decades after World War II, Jewish octogenarian Maria Altmann begins a quest to reclaim the artwork confiscated from her family by the Nazis — including a famed Gustav Klimt masterpiece. 2015 PG-13 109 minutes
August 17 – Unbroken This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot held by the Japanese during World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift before his capture. 2014 PG-13 137 minutes
August 24 – Focus After falling for his pretty young protégé, expert con man Nicky Spurgeon ends their romance when he realizes it will only complicate matters. But his decision comes back to haunt him when she turns up later on the other side of Nicky’s newest scam. 2015 R 105 minutes
August 31 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel In a sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated film, hotel owner Sonny is overwhelmed with the task of finding a second property to accommodate the influx of new residents, while his upcoming wedding plans may be too much for the hotel’s staff to handle. 2015 PG
*Movie information from Netflix.com
Michael Moore’s Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00pm
Enjoy an ice cream treat and good company. To register call 508-832-7799.
Cost: $5 per class. To register please call 508-832-7799.
Thursday, July 16th at 10:00am – Using the Internet for Genealogy
Learn about both subscription and free websites for finding ancestors and understanding the times in which they lived will be covered in this session.
Thursday, August 20th at 10:00am – Researching at a Historical Society
Learn how you can do additional off-line research and the gems that can be found in the collection of a Historical Society.
Thursday, September 17th at 10:00am – Sharing your Research Results and Legacy
Learn how to use today’s technology to share photos, stories, and more with living and future relatives and descendants.
Your Home as a Strategic Asset
July 29th at 12:30pm
The Auburn Senior Center has been selected to pilot a program from the National Council on Aging Association. A free lunch will be provided at 12:30 followed by the program at 1:00pm. There will be a pre and post survey to evaluate the program.
Viviane Dumas the Information & Referral Supervisor, LSW, CIRS-A for Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. Scott Withiam, Housing Counseling Supervisor, American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc.
You probably want to stay in your home as long as you can as you grow older. However, staying in your home can bring costs that you have not anticipated. For example, you may need to hire help for everyday tasks, make home modifications, or purchase equipment for health needs. For many people, these extra costs are a real burden. Still, we often hold onto our homes as a nest egg in case we need extra money. But when that “rainy day” arrives, how do we make use of that home’s value?
One option is to sell your house and move. Another option—that would allow you to continue to live in your home—is tapping the stored value or equity of your home with a loan. Home equity is the difference between the appraised value of your home and what you owe on any mortgages. A reverse mortgage can allow you to convert some of that home equity into cash so that you can stay at home. Using the equity in your home can seem like a good idea. But is it right for you? It is a decision you should consider carefully, because the house may be your most valuable financial asset.
This course will help you understand the benefits and challenges of this funding option. After completing this course, you should be better able to:
- Decide if staying at home is right for you.
- Understand the reverse mortgage option as well as other ways you can pay for help at home.
- Know where to go for more information.
Pre-registration required, please call 508-832-7799.
Victorian Tea Party with the Etiquette Expert of 1890
Thursday, July 30th at 10:00am
Ladies, raise your skirts (ankle – high only, please) Gentlemen, tip your hats – we are stepping into Victorian America! Sip on tea and nibble on delicacies, as Mrs. Russell Parsons, a proper Victorian lady, escorts you on a promenade through the age of calling cards, carriages and decorum. You are certain to chuckle, sign and gasp as you learn about the essentials that ladies and gents need in order to conduct themselves gracefully in the Age of Gentility. Topics included tea etiquette, fan language, fashion, calling-card protocols and more. Come, be a guest in Mrs. Parson’s parlour!
Get dressed up and bring your favorite tea cup!
Refreshments sponsored by Fallon Health Summit ElderCare
Please call to register 508-832-7799.
Learn to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Friday, July 31st at 1:00pm
Join Tess DiDonato from the Auburn Fire Department to learn how to extinguish a fire the safe and easy way with the use of the newly purchased fire extinguisher prop. This prop will allow you to practice putting out fire without the use of real fire. It’s safe and fun! So, invite your friends and family. We promise you’ll walk away feeling more confident with the use of a real fire extinguisher in the event that you have to use one. Please call to register 508-832-7799.