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Director's Corner

DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Dear Patrons,

In October we recognize two holidays, the first is Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day and the second is Halloween. Halloween congers up images of witches, black cats, bats, ghosts, skeletons and jack-o’-lanterns. The tradition of creating jack-o-lanterns began in Ireland back in the 17th century. At first they used turnips for carving but when the tradition came to North America pumpkins were used instead. At the Senior Center we have a few events to celebrate Halloween and the fall season such as our autumn flower arranging class on October 14th, our National Pumpkin Day Celebration on October 26th and a lecture on “the Pilgrims”. All for you to enjoy!


In addition, we will provide some essential services such as our Flu Clinic on October 4th and Open Enrollment with the SHINE program to assist people with Medicare Part D. On the Vaccine front, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs is reporting that as of September 1, 2022 updated Pfizer and Moderna Covid Boosters are now authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC. These new COVID Boosters are a version of the original vaccines and are currently available in Massachusetts. Locations may include doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies and some community health clinics. If you would like further information please visit www.mass.gov/covidbooster.  


Wishing you a spooktacular month,

Carol Hamilton