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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Franklin Senior Center: Weekly Email Blast 7/17/20

Hello Everyone,

This week we on July 20th at 1pm- Nurse Trish will be discussing the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of time via zoom! - Do you know that the faster a stroke is treated the better your chances of a full recovery are?  Learn the signs and symptoms to help save someone's life.  Presented by Nurse Trish - email to attend

Staying Connected
Link to the Senior Center -
Link to Franklin Matters -
Link to the Town's webpage -

Chair aerobics - improve strength 

Senior Chair Dance Party - Sit and get your groove on!  WHOOT!

Greatest hits from the 1950's and 1960's

Rock and Roll the early days - a documentary.  FILLED with music and the history of rock and roll.

Just for Fun
5 massive dam failures all caught on camera

Airplane History

10 amazing machines you never knew existed

Incredible and unusual houses

10 of the strangest cars ever built

Animals can be so silly - Funny animal videos

Jeanne Robertson - Grandma Freddie's trip to the Holy Land

Kindness Matters
Animals saving animals

How you treat people is who you are. A kindness motivational video

Attached you will find:

Love, virtual hugs and good health to you all!  We are still here for you!  Please feel free to email Donna and I with questions, concerns or just to check in!
Ariel & Donna

Virtual programming
What's happening at the Senior Center? This is where you will see the options for virtual programming (online usually via zoom) and who to contact to join.  Please reach out to the hosts in advance so that you get the invite link for the program you want to attend. You can also check out happenings on our town page.

SPECIAL EVENTS are listed below by date. 

10am - Chair Exercises with Judi - email  to attend (7/14 start)
11am - Total Body Conditioning with Judith - 30 minute exercise class - email for the link to attend to attend
11am - Low Vision Support Group - email for instructions on
     how to phone in. MEETS EVERY OTHER TUES)
11am - Audio Book Discussion Group - email for instructions
 on how to phone in. MEETS EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
5:30pm - Quarantini Time - virtual cocktail hour - email for the link to 

11am - ZUMBA with Judith - email to attend (starts 7/8)
11am - Be Well Coffee Hour - email for the link to attend - this is an
 informal hour of conversation, socialization, friendship and you can ask Nurse Trish
4pm - Caregiver support group (2nd & 4th Wed of the month) email for the link to attend.

11 am - Total Body Conditioning with Judith - 30 minute exercise class - email for the link to attend

11am - Sunshine Club - email for the link to attend. You must be a 
member of the supportive day program or respite program to attend.
12:30 - TOPS program - email for the link to attend

July special virtual events
July 20th - The signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of time! - Do you know that the faster a stroke is treated the better your chances of a full recovery are?  Learn the signs and symptoms to help save someone's life.  Presented by Nurse Trish - email to attend
July 27th - 10am Sound Renewal, a mindful meditation with Molly Rabuffo - email  to attend
July 27th - 3pm MEMORY CAFE - Join us for the toe tapping music of Ray Valente.  Ray plays all your favorites and is sure to get you up dancing.  Email to attend. 

When searching for information about the Coronavirus, COVID-19 please use caution!  Unfortunately there are many false sites that contain viruses and malware that can threaten your computer.  Many look like real sites.  Your best bet is to go directly to the CDC, WHO or your local government page (links below).   

For those of you who attend our Memory Cafe events I invite you to learn more about attending a VIRTUAL Memory Cafe through Zoom!  There are many options to choose from.

Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator

"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll
There is no act of kindness too small

Franklin Senior Center: Weekly Email Blast 7/17/20
Franklin Senior Center: Weekly Email Blast 7/17/20

Sunday, June 23, 2019

In the News: 100 years of the 19th Amendment; ZēLUS Beer designed specifically active lifestyle

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Massachusetts ratified the 19th Amendment 100 years ago, ensuring a woman’s right to vote. Though more women are running for office and casting more ballots than men, female elected officials are still in the minority. Women make up 28.5% of the Massachusetts Legislature. 
When Shirley Anita Chisholm, the first black congresswoman in the United States, met 6-year-old Yvonne Spicer, she said her job was “to help people.” 
Spicer, who lived in the congresswoman’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, was immediately enamored by her. 
“I think about that experience and where that seed was being planted when I was six,” said Spicer, Framingham’s mayor and the first African-American woman popularly elected mayor in Massachusetts."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"ZēLUS Beer was designed specifically for your active lifestyle"

"Though the Zelus Beer Company launched in 2015, the Medfield brewer has been somewhat incognito, operating from an office and warehouse not open to the public. 
The company is set to change that soon; it has been building a “tap room” at 1 Green St. to feature its offerings, and plans to open it in coming days. 
Company founder Geoffrey Pedder said the company - named for Zelus, the Greek personification of competition and rivalry - began with the intent of connecting to anyone who’s active. 
“It was designed and developed with athletes in mind,” he said. “We do want to be known as the home for wellness beers, which is a big segment of the market.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

According the the Zelus webpage, the tap room is indeed open

Zelus Beer Company
Zelus Beer Company

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sometimes it takes 82 days

Weymouth resident Andrea Honore has been visiting Governor Baker’s office daily to highlight her opposition to the compressor project. She posted this today as her Day #82 entry:

"Holy flying pancakes, you guys!

I’m still processing this in what’s left of my brain. I’ll post more tomorrow.

For now, there’s this:

By Michael P. Norton

Requesting a public health assessment and thorough airing of public safety concerns, Gov. Charlie Baker has directed state agencies to investigate issues raised by opponents of a controversial natural gas compressor station planned along the Fore River in North Weymouth.
In a letter dated July 14 and released by Baker’s office on Monday, Baker said his administration would examine claims about project impacts, gather public health data, and facilitate the presentation to the federal government of public safety concerns. And while he reiterated that the “primary decisions” about the project will be made by the federal government, Baker said he’s committed to ensuring that community concerns are “heard fully.” 
“We recognize the serious concerns that have been raised by many, including constituents in your town and neighboring communities, regarding a proposed natural gas compressor station to be sited along the Fore River,” Baker wrote in a letter to Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund, a former state senator who has called the federal review of the project “a rigged process.”

You can continue reading the post and the other 81 days that preceded this
image from Sit With Andrea webpage
image from Sit With Andrea webpage

Friday, September 2, 2011

The demise of guys

Philip Zimbardo was the leader of the notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. Now retired from teaching for over 50 years, he makes this presentation at TED about the demise of guys.
Video is less than 5 minutes long. You may need to return and watch it multiple times!

For information on a related topic, how little time outside is creating a 'nature deficit disorder'

Note: email subscribers will need to click through to view the video on Franklin Matters

Friday, May 20, 2011

Plenty to do and see in Franklin this weekend

The Franklin Art Center opens an exhibit  Friday night from 7:00 - 9:00 PM featuring Victor Pisini

The Downtown Partnership holds its "Beautification Day" Saturday morning starting at 9:00 AM

The Library Book Sale and DPW "Touch a Truck" is Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Franklin Art Association will hold its Spring Show at the Hayward Mansion

Get your car washed and drop off bottles and cans to recycle at Parmenter School

The HMEA 10th Annual Walk Run Roll & Stroll in the Park on Sunday

Did I mis anything?

Franklin, MA

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy

Dave Meslin talks about the antidote to apathy and outlines the seven barriers:

  1. Intentional exclusion
  2. public space
  3. the media
  4. heroes
  5. political parties
  6. charitable status
  7. our elections

You have been anointed. You have been chosen. Do something about your community today!

Franklin, MA

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What gets you going?

There are plenty of choices to get involved this evening. Be active!

Join the Franklin Citizens Rail Trail subcommittee meeting to plan for a fund raising road race.
Meeting at the Y at 7:30 PM

The EPA will hold an information session and immediately following a public hearing to solicit feedback on their new storm water regulations.
Meeting at 6:30 PM at Tri-County Regional Voc Tech

The School Committee holds their second scheduled meeting for June this evening.
Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Bldg

Franklin, MA

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Senior Center Activities - Sep 2009

The Senior Center has a whole lot of things happening. Take a gander through the listing for September!

The first page alone covers activities from the Men's Club, to having your hearing screened, to card games, to driver training, and to credit counseling.

Discover Simple, Private Sharing at

If you can't find something to do, maybe you can get something together for next time!

If your parents are living in Franklin, do they utilize the Senior Center (assuming they qualify by being over 60). If they don't use the Senior Center, I would be curious to understand why.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Quick clarification

The prior posting on "We have no one to fault but ourselves" was meant as a call to action for the 80% of the Franklin voters who did not cast their ballot in November 2007.

While there may be differences in views on this item or that, I have great respect for all our elected officials, especially those on the Town Council, School Committee, Finance Committee, and the other elected committees that contribute to this town.

They give much of their time to perform their duties on our behalf.

Contrary to what some apparently believe, they do not get paid for what they do. It is a volunteer effort and public service initiative much like my own efforts here.

  • To the 1 in 10 Franklin voters who cast your ballot in November 2007, reach out to your neighbors at any opportunity you have, gently remind them of their civic duty.

  • To the 9 in 10 Franklin voters who did not cast your ballot in November 2007, please, please get involved. Take a step forward. Attend a meeting. Be informed. Cast your ballot when the next election rolls around.

Franklin will be a better place with all involved.

If you don't think you should be involved, stop me around town some time. You should be able recognize me by now. I'd like to find out why.

  • Finally, to all Franklin resident that are eligible to vote but have not yet registered, please consider doing so. The Town Clerk's office is open with convenient hours Monday-Friday. It is a quick and easy transaction.

PS - My thanks to Town Council Chairperson Chris Feeley for taking the time to provide feedback on the prior posting and to enable this clarification.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"every person has a place in the political spectrum"

Posted Dec 18, 2008 @ 12:41 AM

Life in the Barack Obama administration is tough - it's a seven-day-a-week, 15-hour-a-day job, leaving precious little time for loved ones, or really anything else.

But for Franklin native Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, who serves as President-elect Barack Obama's associate director of personnel after working three presidential campaigns, it's all worth it.

"I love what I do. There are so many great parts of my job. To me, the best part is, I get up every morning and do something I believe in," said O'Malley Dillon.

"I really have been lucky - I've lived in Louisiana, South Dakota, Florida, and got to know people from all over the country, and it's been a tremendous experience," she said.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here