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Parkinson’s Support Group meeting Thursday Sept 21

Parkinson’s Support Group

Third Thursday monthly at 10:30am –  Sept 21 and Oct. 19 with Dr. Shayla Adams, PT, DPT, CEEAA INSPIRE Physical Therapy and Wellness


Knitting/Crocheting Social Group

This is a social group that is open to all levels from beginners to advanced individuals who enjoy knitting and crocheting . Come make friends and chat while creating a beautiful masterpiece. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own. There will be an advanced crafter available during the group to assist folks who are just learning. Mondays  at 9:00 am.  


Italy’s Treasures and Blue Grass Country trips in 2024

Italy’s Treasures

Highlights: Vineyards, olive groves, and cities that float. Incredible history, indelible culture, and unforgettable cuisine. This is l’Italia at its most iconic. Enjoy the natural beauty and calm of the Alpine Lakes region. Snake along the edge of the sea to the medieval villages of Cinque Terre. Aboard off-road vehicles, explore the marble quarries of Carrara, where Michelangelo obtained the marble for his statue of David. Relax during a leisurely 4-night stay at a Tuscan villa. At a family-owned villa, learn the fine art of creating Tuscan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class. Explore Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover Venice, a city of winding canals and bridges. From medieval masterpieces to bustling piazzas, be swept away by the legendary treasures of northern Italy.

Tour Overview Video (download): Italy’s Treasures



Bluegrass Country & The Smoky Mountains

Highlights: Take a delightful trip through the heart of Appalachia, discovering the equestrian culture of Kentucky, the pioneer spirit of Tennessee, and the mountainous beauty of North Carolina. Get a taste of Bourbon, baseball, and Thoroughbreds in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Travel through Daniel Boone National Forest as you make your way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. From your home base of Gatlinburg, explore the natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Travel on to Asheville, North Carolina, and enjoy the city’s historic architecture, engaging neighborhoods and robust arts districts. Tour the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s “little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you leave, you’ll have the warmth and charm of southern Appalachia still in your heart.




AARP Driver Safety Course

Friday, September 22nd from 9:30am-2:00pm


$20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members

Scams Information

It seems that there is no end to the volume of calls and internet contacts we
are bombarded with. Unemployment benefits are taking the forefront now. The
way it works is that you receive a letter stating that you are approved for
unemployment benefits; a check may arrive and it looks legitimate BUT, you have never applied for or are eligible for unemployment. Red Flag! Don’t deposit the check!

Phone calls from individuals attempting to “update your Medicare Card” is
another problem. The caller is requesting personal information, lots of
information which you should not divulge! Medicare does not call you at random! Hang up!

Be wary of a call from your bank asking for your assistance in apprehending
a bank employee that they believe is embezzling funds. They ask you to use your
cellphone and to stay on the line with them; drive to your bank immediately and
withdraw cash. They ask what type of vehicle you will be driving and stay in
contact with you for the entire time you are driving to your banking institution.
They tell you to go into the bank and make a huge withdrawal. You are advised
not to speak with any bank employee about your involvement in catching the
employee in question and told to bring the funds to a waiting vehicle outside of
the bank. Money gone!!! You were just taken for your life savings and become the latest victim of a scam.

EOB? Do you look over your Explanation of Benefits from Medicare? It has
been reported that some individuals who have ordered one COVID-19 test kit was being charged for THREE. (And at a ridiculously high cost). When contacting Medicare, the individual was instructed to contact the Medicare Fraud Line! Be vigilant!

The perpetrators are always coming up with new gimmicks and ways of
convincing trusting, unsuspecting individuals that you need to put your trust in
them and not question the validity of what they are saying. It’s not wrong to hang up the telephone on someone either.

Senior Center & Senior Club News

The Montville Senior Center and the Montville Senior Club are now one entity. In the past, the Club dues were $10.00 yearly and there was no charge for Center dues. To make things much less complicated and more efficient, there is only one membership—the Montville SENIOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP. The annual membership dues are $25.00. (I am certainly able to work with any senior that cannot afford the membership dues, please come see me—we can
absolutely work this out) Though most folks have not had any issues, few have made indirect comments so I wanted to remind everyone the Montville is one of the only centers in our area and very few throughout our state that does not charge for most of our classes and programs. I spend a great deal of time writing grants and my dedicated staff and volunteers work very hard on all of our fundraisers so that we can offer these programs for free. The dinners that we have and our lunch program are fundraisers so that all of our seniors can participate in the programs without concern of being able to afford them.

For a quick breakdown:
$25.00 year = $2.08 a month = $0.48 a week = $0.06 a day


Instructors for one month range between = $200—$1,000 (per classes or programs) we presently offer over 30 programs (and can participate in all or some or none) seniors can also come down for coffee & pastry every morning (no additional charge), lunch daily ($1.00 donation request to help us off set items needed), socialization, health programs, computer use, library & more.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I am more than happy to address!