Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/fhspanthertv/status/1528771575260008451
FHS Senior week is fast approaching!!
Get all the details on graduation updated as necessary by the high school -> https://www.franklinps.net/franklin-high-school/students-families/pages/graduation-commencement
All night party -> https://fhsallnightparty.com/buy-your-ticket
The Franklin Housing Authority presentation to the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 used this document and shared a copy of it during the meeting.
Download a copy of the doc here -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/19CuH_vihW0FbxZs-faUzNk1RAz7zDYUu/view?usp=sharing
|Housing Authority Presentation doc - Nov 17, 2021|
"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. "
"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. "
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
|Car Parade Schedule for June 5, 2021|
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.
|FHS "Adopt A Senior for 2021" active now|
"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."
"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."
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|
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
|The News Literacy Project - webinar for Seniors on fact-checking - Mar 31, 1:00 PM|
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:
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|
|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.)
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|
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.
|Volunteer's needed for "Virtual Neighbor" program|
|Encore Music Education Foundation: 2021 Senior Scholarship Application Open|
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