Showing posts with label senior. Show all posts
Showing posts with label senior. Show all posts

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pantherbook Student Profiles: Sydney Hawkins, Emma Myers

 

"Sydney Hawkins can be described in one word: dedicated. 

Sydney is a senior at FHS and has recently committed to MIT. She will be studying biological engineering and playing lacrosse. 

Pantherbook reached out to Sydney to learn more about this impressive commitment. "

Continue reading about Sydney


"When Emma Myers was 7, she told her mom she wanted to be an artist. Ten years later, she’s stuck to that, having recently committed to Lesley University to major in Fine Arts and minor in Art Therapy.

Emma is excited to explore the career opportunities an art degree will offer her. “I want to be an art teacher, I want to be an art therapist, I want to be a tattoo artist on the side…” she says. “And of course I want to freelance so I can continue creating my art.”

Emma works in most art forms excluding clay, but her favorite mediums are charcoal or pen and ink drawings. "
Continue reading about Emma


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Franklin High School: Car Parade Schedule for June 5, 2021

FranklinHighSchool (@FranklinHS) tweeted on Fri, May 21, 2021:
What are you doing on Saturday, June 5th at 11am? 
Coming out to celebrate the Senior class we hope!! 
@FranklinPSNews @FranklinMatters #PantherPride https://t.co/NY8LcHRrwJ

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinHS/status/1395818442784223235

Car Parade Schedule for June 5, 2021
Car Parade Schedule for June 5, 2021


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

FHS "Adopt A Senior for 2021" active now

To all FHS Senior families:
A fun Facebook page was created last month by a few Senior parents, called FHS Adopt A Senior. Hope you’ve joined the page & have started helping these Seniors celebrate their upcoming graduation. This is a great Senior class!! 
2021 Lawn Signs: 
Also, on that Facebook page is information if you want to order lawn signs that you may be seeing popping up all over Franklin. Just wanted to share, in case you are looking for the info. Updates are regularly posted on the FHS Adopt A Senior Facebook page, for orders & pickup details.

Adopt a Senior -> It is a private group    https://www.facebook.com/groups/425922005162988

Shared from Facebook: 

Community centered senior living can answer the question: "Where will we live as we age?"

"Community-centered senior living works for seniors and communities" 

"The coronavirus pandemic shined a spotlight on nursing homes in Massachusetts, with more than 5,500 residents dying of COVID-19 (down from 6,722 after the state revised how it reports deaths in long-term facilities). The deaths underscored the risks for residents who live in a communal setting, especially for those who share a room. A design developed decades ago for hospital-like efficiency, the shared room can contribute to substandard care and a dehumanizing, undignified end of life. It must disappear.

This will require investment in new models that support seniors’ right to thrive in life-enhancing environments that are far superior to conventional institutional living. This funding initiative must motivate the developers and owners of nursing homes to create private living spaces for residents. It must also motivate them to include an invitation to “community-centered living” in their nursing home redesign of common space."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
"Where will we live as we age?"
"The concept that Boston could possibly become the Silicon Valley of aging is a fascinating idea. There are, however, questions to be addressed and misconceptions that need to be put aside before we can claim the title. For example, where and how will the older generation live as we age? Who will provide support when needed? Is there the political will to help us answer these questions?

As of July 2019, people age 65 and over represented nearly 12 percent of Boston’s population — and that number is growing steadily. According to a 2018 AARP survey, 76 percent of Americans age 50 and up stated that they wished to remain in their own homes, or at least their own communities, as they aged. Yet the same survey revealed that only 59 percent felt that they would be able to age in place. Respondents cited obstacles including uncertainty about how to access support and services, and how to maintain a sense of community, with increasing age."
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Attention Senior Citizens - Comcast Discount Available

Senior Citizen Comcast Discount

Attention Franklin Seniors 65+!  You may be eligible for a monthly discount on your Comcast bill.  

"Comcast offers a $2.00 per month on off its monthly “Extra” Service Level or that Digital Level of Service"

Please find more information and the form to apply for the discount posted here https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/uploads/franklin_senior_citizen_discount_form_for_comcast.pdf 


Attention Senior Citizens - Comcast Discount Available
Attention Senior Citizens - Comcast Discount Available

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The News Literacy Project - webinar for Seniors on fact-checking - Mar 31, 1:00 PM


Older adults — join us & @OlderAdultsTech / @seniorplanet Weds, Mar 31 (1 PM ET) for the 3rd in our series of #NewsLiteracy webinars, this one on fact-checking & digital verification. Gain skills to stick to the facts!

Sign up / spread the word —> https://t.co/KAJmRSxPje

cc: @AARP
https://twitter.com/NewsLitProject/status/1376969389233278977?

The News Literacy Project - webinar for Seniors on fact-checking - Mar 31, 1:00 PM
The News Literacy Project - webinar for Seniors on fact-checking - Mar 31, 1:00 PM


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

FHS Theatre Company to perform Senior Student Directed 1 Acts: 2 plays each on 2 nights

Come support the Franklin High School Theatre Company as they premier the Senior Student Directed One Acts.  

Four different performances spanning the course of two evenings: 

  • What Happens in Neverland, Stays in Neverland directed by Amanda Melmed '21 (March 25th @ 7pm)
  • Frankenstein directed by Ben Fine '21 (March 25th @ 745pm)
  • Identity Play directed by Bridget Flaherty '21 (March 26th @ 7pm)
  • The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time directed by Max Allard '21 (March 26th @ 745pm)

VIRTUAL LIVE STREAM (ALL PATRONS): Note that there are TWO SITES - one for Thursday (3/25) and one for Friday (3/26). 

What Happens in Neverland, Stays in Neverland/Frankenstein - Thurs. 3/25/21

Senior Student Directed 1 Acts: 2 plays each on 2 nights - Thu
What Happens in Neverland, Stays in Neverland/Frankenstein - Thurs. 3/25/21


Identity Play/The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time - Fri. 3/26/21

Senior Student Directed 1 Acts: 2 plays each on 2 nights
Identity Play/The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time - Fri. 3/26/21


Access to live stream arrives with two different price points: $10.00 for individual access (additional processing fee applies $3.95), and $20.00 for family access (encouraged for viewers of 4+ individuals - additional processing fee applies $3.95).

Here is a guiding document for how to purchase the tickets for the livestream (remember that all patrons have to "make and account" before they can buy - they should do this well before the show, so there are no last minute hiccups.)

 

Friday, March 12, 2021

FHS Theatre Company: Hold the date for 1 Act Play Performances on 3/25 and 3/26

FHS Theatre Company (@FranklinHSDrama) tweeted on Thu, Mar 11, 2021:
In 2 weeks, the Senior Directed One Acts will premier on the Main Stage at FHS. We are beyond excited to return to our home, for these 4 performances. Live stream information will be made available next week. We can't wait to share our work with the community!

Shared from Twitter:  https://t.co/Na7TeW4DQD   or here:  https://twitter.com/FranklinHSDrama/status/1370140191483133959


Hold the date for 1 Act Play Performances on 3/25 and 3/26
Hold the date for 1 Act Play Performances on 3/25 and 3/26

Monday, February 1, 2021

Volunteer's needed for "Virtual Neighbor" program

This program is open to any senior who would like to connect with a volunteer for a  friendly conversation. Volunteers will call a senior to check in on them, carry on  conversations and just spend time getting to know each other.

  • If you would like to receive phone calls from a volunteers, please call Joanna Braley at 508-949-6640 ext. 3031.
  • If you would like to become a Virtual Neighbor, please sign up at www.trivalleyvolunteers.org
Download a copy of the flyer
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u-eqa8lI17AenW26MZyVVCYcoULgndDw/view?usp=sharing


This program is similar to that discussed in the recent interview shared here. The Norfolk County RSVP office is offering free training for seniors to become virtual neighbors or help with literacy. If you missed the posting, the audio is available here

Volunteer's needed for "Virtual Neighbor" program
Volunteer's needed for "Virtual Neighbor" program


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open

The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc.'s 2021 Senior Scholarship Application is now OPEN! 
 
* Applications are due before March 31, 2021 
 
*To be an eligible applicant you must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate studying a musical instrument or voice, with the intention to pursue an undergraduate degree in music performance, music education, sound recording and engineering, music business administration, or musical theatre at a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. 
 
* To learn more, and to download and print it out, click here: https://www.wesupportmusic.org/scholarship-opportunities/
 
Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open
Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

FM #439 Norfolk County RSVP - 01/13/21 (audio)

FM #439 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 439 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Norfolk County RSVP Program Director Robert Pierson. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

The recording runs about 22 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Robert about Cyber Seniors and the free training available



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Contact information
Robert Pierson, Director
Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program     
Phone: 781-234-3445
Fax: 781-326-6480
 
Norfolk County Commissioners' Office
614 High Street
Dedham, MA  02026

PLEASE VISIT US ON FACEBOOK:  www.facebook.com/NorfolkCountyRSVP

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   @NorfolkRSVP   https://twitter.com/NorfolkRSVP 

Recent RSVP Newsletter:  https://t.co/BoBNAv2v39?amp=1

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
 
How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
 
For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ 

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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FM #439 Norfolk County RSVP - 01/13/21 (audio)
FM #439 Norfolk County RSVP - 01/13/21 (audio)