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How do we live out our core values? Do we even know exactly what our values are? How do they affect our daily interactions as well as our most consequential decisions? Join others in a lively but respectful discussion facilitated by Sharon Antia using questions and answers on Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at Bemis Hall. Our purpose is not to convince others of your opinion, but to share ideas so as to create dialogue and understanding.
Is long term care insurance right for you? What does it cover? What might it cost? How do I go about choosing a plan? What are these new hybrid policies that I’m hearing about? How do I make sure it will really cover what it needs to when I don’t know what kind of care I might require? Find out the answers to these and other questions you might have about long term care insurance when independent agent and long term care insurance educator Tobe Gerard comes to Bemis Hall on Friday, April 28 at 12:30. Tobe has been involved with long term care insurance for 19 years and served on the long-term care committees of both the National and Massachusetts Associations of Health Underwriters for many years. Please call the COA at (781) 259-8811 to sign up so Tobe knows how many sets of materials to bring.
The Friends of the Lincoln COA cordially invite those of all ages to a free concert by Lyrica Boston Chamber Music on Saturday, April 29 at Bemis Hall at 2 p.m. On the program will be Schubert’s beautiful and renowned Trout Quintet and other works in a surprising array of styles. A reception with light refreshments will follow the concert. The musicians will include Laura Bossert (violin), Annie Bartlett (viola), Mariel Bossert (piano), Mina Kim (cello) and Donald Palma (bass). The Lyrica Boston Chamber Music series was founded by Lincoln resident Laura Bossert to provide a launching ground for young emerging artists to perform alongside seasoned professionals.
Jane Cooper will offer fun dabbling in watercolor painting of scenes of nature, landscapes or some favorite sky. Two sessions of four classes will be offered Fridays and Mondays in May from 9–11 a.m. beginning May 1 and 15 at Bemis Hall. Cost is $30/session. Please call the COA at 781-259-8811 to sign up. All materials are included in the fee. No prior experience necessary.
Lincoln Academy with Bijoy Misra: mantra—a chant or a therapy?
Come to Bemis Hall on Monday, May 1 at 12:30 at Bemis Hall to hear Bijoy Misra discuss “Mantra—A Chant or a Therapy?” A mantra is a repetitious chant that we are supposed to keep in in our memory. It is lately taught as an aid in meditation. In its original form in India, it was supposed to be a therapy that could heal. The healing is caused by the orchestral composition of syllables that are required to be uttered with proper breathing. We will explore examples of composition in Sanskrit and examine the breathing through proper articulation. Lincoln resident Bijoy Misra is a physicist and Sanskrit scholar. The Council on Aging provides beverages and dessert. The lectures last about an hour, including a question and answer period. Participants are welcome to stay after the program to continue their discussion. All ages welcome.
Join Lincoln artist Sarah Chester at a reception for her show at the Bemis Artists Gallery on Tuesday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Bemis Hall. Her work will be exhibited through May. “I paint what strikes my eye and heart: the lights and colors of land and seascapes, the stories that old structures tell, relationships between and among generations, the relationships between generations and the land,” Chester says. “My paintings have been selected by multiple juried shows and are in private collections throughout the Northeast.”
No matter what your age, if you are experiencing violence or abuse by a family member, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, or you are concerned about someone else, come to Bemis Hall on Wednesday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon to have a confidential discussion with someone from the Domestic Violence Services Network. Come find out more about domestic violence and how to cope as well as available resources in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No need to stop at the front desk; just take the elevator to the basement and follow the signs.
A catchy melody you can sing along with? Tap your toes to tunes you know and love when the Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band comes to Bemis Hall on May 5 at 12:30. Join the COA’s swingin’ seniors and sing along with the regulars to such good old favorites as When You’re Smilin’, or Ain’t She Sweet. Put a smile on your face with Ain’t Misbehavin’. Do the Charleston or the Lindy Hop if you’re up for it. Or just put your feet up, relax, and enjoy the band.
Come to Bemis Hall on Monday, May 8 at 12:30 to hear Akuot Leek discuss “South Sudanese Enrichment for Families Update.” The South Sudanese Enrichment for Families began in the 1990s as the Sudanese Education Fund with tremendous support from the Lincoln community. Today its wide-ranging initiatives enrich and inspire adults and children alike, giving them the confidence and resources to create thriving futures for themselves. For example, every year they send kids age 8-15 to a sleepaway summer camp. Come find out how the organization has grown, what new programs and services it offers, who they serve and what some of their life stories are, and where the South Sudanese community and the organization are going from here. The Council on Aging provides beverages and dessert. The lectures last about an hour, including a question and answer period. Participants are welcome to stay after the program to continue their discussion. All ages welcome!
Meet with a nurse at Lincoln Woods on Tuesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Blood pressure, nutrition and fitness, medication management, chronic disease management, resources, and more. Funded by the Ogden Codman Trust and provided by Emerson Hospital Home Care.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of strengths and “what is working” to create transformative change, build increased happiness, and lead a more meaningful life. The Ogden Codman Trust is generously supporting a free course Wednesdays at 9:30 at Bemis Hall on proven tactics to try in your daily life. Classes in May will be held on May 10, 17, and 24. No need to have attended previous classes. Instructor: Alyson Lee, co-active life coach, social worker and certified Positive Psychology instructor.
Losing your balance and falling is one of leading causes of loss of independence among older people. Come to Bemis Hall on Friday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. when Steve Menichetti, RN, BSN, discusses causes of falling, how you can reduce your risk through physical and occupational therapy, preventing falls through medication management, and what to do if you do fall. He will provide practical information that you can start to use today. Menichetti is director of care management for Deaconess Abundant Life Services. A light breakfast will be served. Please call the COA to sign up.
Almost everyone wants to stay in their home for as long as possible, and the vast array of senior services now available from various agencies and organizations can help you do that. However, how do you know what’s out there? How do you choose which services you need? How can you decide which provider to use? How much does it cost? Find out the answers to these and other questions on Friday, May 12 at 12:30 at Bemis Hall when Leslie May-Chibani, assistant director at Minuteman Senior Services, and Carolyn Bottum, director of the Lincoln Council on Aging, give information and answer your questions. All ages are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Council on Aging and Minuteman Senior Services.
Have you ever wondered about the value of your antiques and collectibles? Karen Keane, CEO of Skinner, Inc. and an expert in Americana and folk art, will discuss trends in the antique and auction marketplace. In this lecture, Karen will use examples of local treasures found in and around Lincoln. The Council on Aging provides beverages and dessert. The lectures last about an hour, including a question and answer period. Participants are welcome to stay after the program to continue their discussion.