Showing posts with label email. Show all posts
Showing posts with label email. Show all posts

Monday, October 4, 2021

60 Minutes "a betrayal of democracy" leads to decision that Franklin Matters Facebook page to go away Dec 1, 2021

60 Minutes (@60Minutes) tweeted at 7:42 PM on Sun, Oct 03, 2021:

"The version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world," says former Facebook employee France Haugen. She points to Myanmar, where the military used Facebook to launch a genocide.
Find the full 60 Minutes segment here -> https://t.co/WU4IumjHkO 

Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/cy9Ed9MgbH




Note: this is a continuation of the revelations about Facebook since the  Cambridge Analytica scandal. in 2018  I attempted to remove Franklin Matters updates from Facebook at that time and the readers, followers on Facebook created an uproar so I stayed reluctantly.

As a data security and privacy professional I can no longer condone the Facebook business model. Effective Dec 1, 2021 the Franklin Matters Facebook page will go away. You are given notice to find one of the other options to obtain the valuable information shared but not longer directly by me on Facebook.

Someone can also set up a way to take what I share and share it themselves to Facebook. I have no way to stop that. Folks occasionally do so on their own today.

My personal account will remain on Facebook to maintain my family and network connections. I have limited what is posted and shared in that way and am willing to take the risk to maintain those family connections.

I can no longer take the risk exposing your information in this way. Facebook needs to change and only actions like this will get their attention to do so.

Why Dec 1?
The Franklin election is important and as divisive as Facebook is, for those who depend upon it for info, I will provide some time for them to begin to make their move to one of the alternatives.

If you need or want help setting up email or RSS, I'll offer to schedule a Zoom session (or two) to walk through the process. Let me know if you are interested via email or comment on this post.



Reference points on Facebook data leaks
Mark Hurst's Good Report also has a listing on RSS Readers to add to what I shared here.  https://goodreports.com/post/rss-reader.html

Franklin Matters Facebook page to go away Dec 1, 2021


Friday, July 30, 2021

Franklin Senior Center: The last of the blasts July 30, 2021

The Last of my Blasts!


Hello Everyone!


This has been an incredible journey!  I have sent 79 email blasts over the past 17 months and it is time for me to transition back into my role as the Supportive Day Coordinator / Respite Coordinator at the Franklin Senior Center.  I have enjoyed finding interesting, strange, intriguing, funny and helpful information to share with you all and I hope each one of you has enjoyed my 'informational tidbits' as well. 


We have hit highs and lows; had moments of isolation and fear but also kindness and connections.  Technology helped us combat social isolation and bridge the gap to access the world.  Doors were opened to new friendships with sites like zoom and what's app.  People shared their talents, Colleges and Universities opened up to free learning; Museums, Aquariums, Churches and more opened their doors virtually and allowed us to explore. Musicians held free concerts and groups of strangers, from around the world,  came together to create beautiful, harmonious music together. Basically anything you have on your bucket list became available (usually for free) right at your fingertips. 


We were not limited by distance and had the chance to explore Natural Parks, Underwater marvels, travel to foreign countries and fly over, through and around some of the most beautiful places in the world. What truly matters, the human connection, blossomed and we saw multi generational cross over with children writing cards to seniors and seniors sharing knowledge with the younger generations.  There was less division as people reached out to help and make sure nobody was alone.  During this time of unprecedented chaos and uncertainty we rediscovered kindness and compassion.  


My hope moving forward is that those lessons and kindness remain and we continue to foster, encourage and share them.  We have an opportunity to take the positive things we learned, the connections we made and the kindness we showed strangers and step forward, bringing it all with us. COVID isn't over yet and hopefully neither are all the positives that came from the past year and a half of LIVING through a pandemic. 


Stay safe, stay kind, we are all in this together.  And remember to tell people what they mean to you, that you love them and that you are grateful to have them in your life. 


HUGE virtual hugs to you all,


Ariel


Nantucket Harbor at Sunrise July 2021

Supportive Day Program "Sunshine Club" update

We are excited to announce that our Supportive Day Program will be reopening in September!  "Sunshine Club" is a social day program for seniors with mild to moderate cognitive loss, dementia or Alzheimer's.  We are finishing up work on the enrollment packets and will be calling those on our waitlist to schedule our assessment interviews.  If you have a loved one or know someone who might be interested in learning more about Sunshine Club or attending please email adoggett@franklinma.gov or dhaynes@franklinma.gov  


Companion Care Update

The Companion Care Program provides regularly scheduled, in-home respite for caregivers.  If you are a caregiver and would like to know more about this program please email adoggett@franklinma.gov.  We hope to have this program up and running in mid-September.



Staying Connected

Link to the Senior Center - https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc

Link to the Senior Center Calendar https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/day 

Link to Franklin Matters - https://www.franklinmatters.org/ and www.franklin.news 

Link to the Town's webpage - https://www.franklinma.gov/

Link to the Franklin Observer - https://franklinobserver.town.news/ 

Link to Mass.Gov COVID - https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information 



Tips

Senior Gardening Tips - keeping it easy and safe

https://seniorsafetyadvice.com/safe-gardening-tips-for-seniors/#:~:text=Safety%20Tips%20For%20Senior%20Gardening%201%20Install%20a,large%20pots%20%28for%20container%20gardening%29%20More%20items...%20 


Robocalls - We all get them and hate them.  Here are tips to stop them!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/robocalls-still-haven-t-gone-away-so-here-s-every-method-we-know-for-stopping-them/ar-BB14MnkQ?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=U452DHP&pc=U452 


Music

50 countries unite and sing Amazing Grace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA7pdABvpnc 


500 greatest love songs of all times (according to someone)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU&list=PLwNv9Hhd8gZjNoQdpd2kBa3fwXNeJjzDX 


10 oldest musical discoveries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO-0JjTjpBs 


Just for Fun

16 satisfying art techniques from around the world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akoNcDKCr-o 

 

The truth behind Italy's $1 homes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP2vtDLTAgM 


An experiment in gratitude / The science of Happiness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHv6vTKD6lg 


Vintage Boston

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/boston/vintage-photos-boston-streets/ 


How COVID changed our world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihSlDvQwHdg 



Humor

Weird things caught on security camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMpiZrgxHSU 


25 Knock Knock jokes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zmza7mupAQ 


Dad jokes - HAHAHA These are HYSTERICAL.  I challenge you not to laugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWMv2POqYQI 


Kindness Matters

Coming together by staying apart - The kindness of COVID (a commercial with a good message)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVz5Do0QWHM 


Foster Kid gets his fairytale ending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MHhU63Q_2A 


Son of a fallen Deputy bids on his Fathers car at auction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BF6BUry_C0 


Children and Seniors come together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSG_FCQ10fA 


Don't put people in boxes - no matter what you believe this is a wonderful message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRwt25M5nGw 


Upcoming Events 

Please see the attached calendar for August.  You can always check out website (link above) or request a copy of the newsletter digitally or hard copy.


Attached you will find:

FRIDAY FOODFEST flyer

August Calendar of Events for the Senior Center

Donna's fun filled activity pages


I am going to miss doing these blasts but hope to see you in person at the Franklin Senior Center!  Here is a photo of me so you know what I look like! :-)


Ariel Doggett
Ariel Doggett



--
Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator
Supportive Day Coordinator


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

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Franklin Senior Center: Email Blast - July 16, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Staying Connected

Link to the Senior Center - https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc

Link to the Senior Center Calendar https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/day 

Link to Franklin Matters - https://www.franklinmatters.org/ and www.franklin.news 

Link to the Town's webpage - https://www.franklinma.gov/

Link to Franklin Observer - https://franklinobserver.town.news/ 

Link to Mass.Gov COVID - https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information 


We need your help Celebrating and honoring Franklin's Oldest resident!  Mr. Walter Zinchuk, born on July 19, 1917 will be celebrating his 104th birthday.

Walter, along with his late wife Alta, purchased their Franklin home in 1958, where they raised four children. Mr. Zinchuk who is a World War II Veteran, served in New Guinea and Australia as a combat engineer. Walter received the Boston Post Cane which represents the oldest Franklin resident, and holds the title proudly! Walter is a very young 104, actively participating in various activities at Benchmark Senior Living.

To celebrate this amazing gentleman, a gathering is planned for Sunday, July 18th at 1:30 p.m. at Benchmark Senior Living, Forge Hill Road, Franklin. We are asking Franklin residents to "participate" in Mr. Zinchuk's birthday celebration by mailing a birthday card to:

Mr. Walter Zinchuk c/o Benchmark Senior Living

4 Forge Hill Road

Franklin, MA 02038

Our goal is for Walter to receive 104 birthday cards. Please help us make Walter's birthday a memorable one!!

Tips

Chair stretches to help eliminate back pain

https://www.healthline.com/health/back-pain/stretches-for-seniors#reach-back 


Daily SilverSneakers meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Uw0UscJyE 


20 minute indoor walking for seniors - boost your step count

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfdajt9lWFo 


Music

Beethoven's fifth symphony performed by body percussion!

https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/fifth-symphony-body-percussion/?fbclid=IwAR02yVQp1YP6VOGeskoY5GTeUsiIz0keXMDADIJgXOGeVOde05xLK6GcXUs 


Typewriter Brandenburger Symphoniker (music starts at about 1.30 in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW8dGwa2zRw 


Just for Fun

90 Year old figure skater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm0cxAvStBI 

 

"Solar kids" 2 brothers who suffer from paralysis when the sun goes down. 43 min documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfqKS5trngs 

 

Franklin, MA past and presented by Joe Landry through Franklin Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7sy7yY2B0w


Humor

Changing the hallway prank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSP966QtUFg 


Kindness Matters

Girl thrives as an amputee gymnast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28rLl7OnoWU 


Housecalls to homeless people in Venice Beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2Ry_g15KA 


Upcoming Events email adoggett@franklinma.gov to attend unless noted otherwise.

*Monday 

9:00 Hairdresser/Barber 

9:30 Italian Conversation 

9:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 

1:00 American MahJong 

1:00 Chair Volleyball 

1:15 Movie: "Indian Horse" 

6:00 Cribbage 

*Tuesday

9:00 Cribbage 

9:30 Busy Bees 

9:30 Low Impact w Shirley $3 

9:30 Hand & Foot Cards 

10:00 Virtual Chair w Judith 

10:00 Manicures $10 by appt. 

11:00 Cardio, Strength $3 1:00 Bingo 

1:00 Audio Book Club (Phone) 

1:00 Cribbage Instruction 

1:00 Quilting 

1:00 Chess 

1:00 Mindful Movements $3 

5:00 Quarantini Time zoom

*Wednesday 

8:30 Blood Pressure & Sugar 

9:30 SHINE 

9:45 Chair Yoga $3 

10:00 Knitting 

10:00 Scrabble 

10:00 Asian MahJong 

11:00 Zumba $3 

1:00 Chair Volleyball 

1:00 Line Dancing 

1:00 Senior Scribblers 

1:00 Bridge 

1:00 Hairdresser by appt. 

3:00 Exploring Nantucket RESCHEDULED new date TBD

4:00 Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

*Thursday 

8:30 Blood Pressure & Sugar 

9:00 Cribbage 

9:30 Busy Bees 

9:30 Bocce Ball 

9:30 Low Impact w Shirley $3 

10:00 Virtual Chair w /Judith 

10:00 Discussion Group: with The Franklin Police Chief 

11:00 Cardio, Strength $3 

11:00 Balance Class w Trish 

12:30 Painting Space 

1:00 Medical Safety with Hypertension & Diabetes 

1:00 Bingo 

1:15 Tai Chi $3 

1:30 Franklin Matters Q&A with Steve Sherlock

*Friday  

9:30 Hand & Food Cards 

10:00 Woodcarving 

11:00 Sunshine Zoom Group 

12:00 T.O.P.S. 

1:00 Pokeno



Attached you will find: Donna's Fun filled activity pages

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LnSaw93kEjv2UkFgclfHV-BFz9SwrZLI/view?usp=sharing

Rain rain go away, we are ready for some sun again!


Ariel


--
Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator
Supportive Day Coordinator

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


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Franklin Senior Center: Email Blast July 9, 2021

Hello Everyone!


Staying Connected

Link to the Senior Center - https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc

Link to the Senior Center Calendar https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/day 

Link to Franklin Matters - https://www.franklinmatters.org/ and www.franklin.news 

Link to the Town's webpage - https://www.franklinma.gov/

Link to Mass.Gov COVID - https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information 


The Lynx leaving the harbor in Nantucket
The Lynx leaving the harbor in Nantucket


Check out the upcoming events next week in the events below.  On Monday Alan Earls will be presenting a lively and informative talk about Instant Gratification! And NAME THAT TUNE! Our zoom game show is on Tuesday! 


Tips

5 top balance exercises

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxFEVSoHSS0 


The "lie" of expired food.  Do you know that 25% of fresh water in the US goes towards producing food that goes UNEATEN?!  YIKES

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-lie-of-expired-food-and-the-disastrous-truth-of-america-s-food-waste-problem/ar-AALUX91?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=U452DHP 


Music

Less common instruments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v62YjjV-Roo 


Jon Courtenay blows away the judges on Britain's Got Talent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBVxIjlgclc 


Just for Fun

The rise and decline of Route 66 - Some interesting reading on wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_66#History 

 

Route 66: 20 Great Stops along the way - A fun 11 minute video of interesting attractions along the way.  This makes me want to do another road trip!  Where is someplace you have had an incredible Road trip to?  One answer will win a prize! Email me your response. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dez15AlVKJw 

 

Parkour experts try to keep up with gymnasts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3qOoYZppaQ 


Humor

Jose Sarduy - You don't know your mom is crazy until you grow up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rGqnPVxI4 




Kindness Matters

Cash Mob surprises busker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFuCLgfJXC4 


Why be kind? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCCb85TgeEU 


Upcoming Events 

*Monday 

9:30 Italian Conversation 

9:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 

1:00 American Mah Jong 

1:00 Chair Volleyball 

1:15 Movie: "Late Night" 

3:00 Alan Earls Presents: 

        Instant gratification The story of Edwin Land and Polaroid

          via Zoom email adoggett@franklinma.gov or call to register

                                    

6:00 Cribbage

*Tuesday 

9:00 Cribbage 

9:30 Busy Bees 

9:30 Low Impact w Shirley $3 

9:30 Hand & Foot Cards 

10:00 Virtual Chair w/Judith 

11:00 Cardio, Strength $3 

1:00 Bingo 

1:00 Low Vision (In-Person) 

1:00 Cribbage Instruction 

1:00 Quilting 

1:00 Mindful Movements $3 

6:00 Name That Tune! (Zoom) email adoggett@franklinma.gov to play

*Wednesday 

8:30 Blood Press. & Sugar 

9:45 Chair Yoga $3 

10:00 Knitting 10:00 Scrabble 

10:00 Asian Mah Jong 

11:00 Zumba $3 

1:00 Chair Volleyball 

1:00 Line Dancing $2 

1:00 Senior Scribblers 

1:00 Bridge 

4:00 Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

*Thursday 

8:30 Senior Coffee Hour w/ State & Local Officials 

8:30 Blood Pressure & Sugar 

9:00 Cribbage 

9:30 Busy Bee 

9:30 Bocce Ball 

9:30 Low Impact w Shirley $3 

10:00 Discussion Group 

10:00 Virtual Chair Zoom 

11:00 Cardio, Strength $3 

12:30 Painting Space 

1:00 Bingo 

1:00 Fitness Room Orientation 

1:15 Tai Chi $3

*Friday 

9:30 Hand & Food Cards 

10:00 Woodcarving 

11:00 Sunshine Zoom Group 

12:00 Mexican Fiesta! 

12:00 T.O.P.S. 

1:00 Pokeno 

 


Attached you will find: Donna's fun filled activity pages


Stay safe out there!

Ariel


And Happy 1st Birthday to my little fuzz nugget Ziggy!



--
Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator
Supportive Day Coordinator


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