Three 7th grade students from O’Maley Innovation Middle School were semi-finalists for the state of Massachusetts.
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.
This year, Letters About Literature received 49,000 entries from young readers across the country! Three 7th grade students from O’Maley Innovation Middle School were semi-finalists for the state of Massachusetts. They ranked in the top ten percent of the letters read in the program that year— a remarkable achievement on their part!
Sarah (Emily) Whitemore
Rockport Senior Center Update
Memoir Writing Class
Classes will be Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30AM starting June 4th. Come prepared to write about your lives and times. Classes will be taught by Cathryn Clark. Call to sign up 978-546-2573
Singing Class is for beginners and intermediate singers. The repertory will be varied, including show tunes, standards Jorgelina Zeloi is a professional musician with a degree from The New England Conservatory of Music. No previous singing experience necessary. Class is $5.00. Mondays beginning June 10th from 1:00-2:00PM. Call to sign up 978-546-2573
A Matter of Balance
A four week program blends exercise and learning together. Participants learn to reduce the risk factors, increase activity, and to improve their strength and balance . This program is twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3:00PM. This is a free program sponsored by SeniorCare. Call to sign up 978-546-2573
Laughter is the Best Medicine
This free presentation is sponsored by BAYADA Home Health Care. You will learn the benefits of laughter, how it boosts immunity and decreases pain. Numerous jokes in the presentation to laugh at and share with family & friends. Please RSVP 978-546-2573
The Rockport Senior Center will be traveling to Newport, R.I. on July 17th to tour the Breakers Mansion, have a delicious lunch at the Atlantic Beach Club and then we will take a narrated cruise on the Newport Harbor where you will be able to view many beautiful estates from the water. $79.00 due at time of reservation.
On August 14th we will travel to Connecticut for a delicious lunch and then take a scenic steam train ride where you will meet the Riverboat crew to cruise the Connecticut River on a relaxing, one hour ride. Upon docking, you will meet the steam engine for the return trip to the motor coach. This trip is $82.00 and payable at time of reservation. Call Paula for more information, 978-546-2573.
Intro to iPad & iPhone Classes. 4 classes/$40.00 Thursdays from 1-2:30PM. June 6th -27th and July 11th-August 1st. Taught by Coleen McGrath. Call to reserve your spot. 978-546-2573 Limited space.
Required materials: tablets or phone, owner’s manual, cables, email address(user ID) and password
Intro to Facebook
Do you want to use Facebook but are intimated by it? You will learn to set up an account, learn about all the privacy settings, create postings and messages, navigate the Timeline, upload and tag photos, get comfortable friending people and confidently join the world of Facebook. Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-12PM, June 10-19th and July 8th -17th.
4 sessions/$40.00. Payment is due at time of registration.
Intro to Kindle
Kindle classes are Thursdays from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Classes are taught my Coleen McGrath4 Classes/$40.00. Call 978-546-2573 to reserve your spot. Limited space.
What to Look for When Choosing a Quality Healthcare Provider Wednesday, June 12th 1:00PM
You have a choice, choose wisely! Whether a healthcare organization is for profit, or not for profit, each one should adhere to certain standards of care, and you should know what to look for when choosing. This seminar will give you the tips needed to make the right decision.. This presentation is sponsored by Elder Insider. RSVP 978-546-2573.
Hey Gloucester dancers!
A small but dedicated group of people has been working to re-establish regular contra dancing on Cape Ann. Because of a generous donation of space from the First Baptist Church on GLoucester Ave, dances will be held on Sunday evenings, June 9 and 23rd. The evenings will begin with pot luck (table ready please, we don’t have stoves for our use) from 5-6:30. Dancing will follow from 7-10:00. Wellknown caller Cammy Kaynor, who has been teaching and calling dances for 35 years, will call the dances, and musicians of all levels are invited to join the musician’s jam. Sheet music will be provided. A free will offering will be taken to pay the janitor.
Contra dancing is a form of traditional dance usually done in lines or circles and occasional squares. All dances will be taught and all ages are welcome. Contra dancing is great excercise, and a great intergenerational activity. Please join us for fun-filled social event!
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be observed on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon at Five Corners in Rockport.
Sponsored by the Rockport Police Department & Rockport Council on Aging, who are encouraging the community to join them anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 Noon. All are welcome. Please bring your business, organization, club sign – hand-made banners or signs are also welcome.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of elders are abused, neglected and exploited. Unfortunately, no one is immune. It occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone – a friend, family member, neighbor, etc. Together, let’s educate those about elder abuse, join in on June 25th.
For further information, please contact Officer Roger Lesch, 978-546-1212, ext. 13, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org