Thursday, May 16, 2013
Seniors helped Deborah Trickett from Milton-based Captured Garden plant a vegetable garden at the Council on Aging, Wednesday.
Plant Something MA set out to have a planting project take place in every city and town in the commonwealth on Wednesday, May 15. A group participated at the Milton Council on Aging as they planted a vegetable garden behind the Senior Center. Plant Something MA was a collaboration between the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association and the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association. Deborah Trickett, Milton resident and owner of Captured Garden, a garden design company that specializes in container gardens, was asked by the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association to organize an event in Milton. Trickett's first thought was the Council on Aging. "I love Mary Ann [Sullivan, COA Director] and the seniors are wonderful," said …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Milton Council on Aging Director Mary Ann Sullivan informs seniors on Medicare about the potentially costly observation status.
Monday, April 8
The following letter was provided by Mary Ann Sullivan, Director of the Milton Council on Aging, about Medicare and Observation Status. As Director of the Milton Council on Aging and a very strong advocate for seniors, I feel compelled to share with you some very important information concerning your Medicare health coverage. Have you heard the term “Observation Status?" It is not a term you will find in your Medicare handbook or be told about if you are in the ER of a hospital but it is extremely important that you understand it. I would like to share with you the following scenario. A Medicare beneficiary comes to the ER after a fall or some other acute event. They are taken from the ER to a regular hospital floor where they are …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Milton Council on Aging's St. Patrick's Day celebration featured Irish step dancers, the candidates for the Milton Board of Selectmen and a pair of songs from first-term Selectman Denis Keohane.
For the 12th year, the Milton Council on Aging hosted Milton seniors for a corned beef and cabbage dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Irish dancers from Clifton Academy and Selectman Denis Keohane provided entertainment. The five dancers donned brightly colored dresses and wowed the large crowd during a few songs. Keohane, who was elected as a Selectman last April, returned to the COA for the second year to sing a few Irish tunes. The two candidates vying to join Keohane on the Board of Selectmen, incumbent Bob Sweeney and challenger Katie Conlon were in attendance. Sweeney and Conlon spoke with potential voters and addressed the audience briefly. "In my three years as Selectman I hope I've earned your trust and most importantly I hope…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tom O'Neill from Success Real Estate recently spoke at the Milton Council on Aging about the dilemma many seniors face on whether they should sell their homes or stay.
With an increasing number of citizens getting older, the inevitable questions surrounding staying in their homes or downsizing, begin to surface for seniors. A local realtor recently spoke at the Milton Council on Aging about the pertinent but often stressful topic. Last month, Tom O'Neill, owner/broker at Success! Real Estate in Milton, appeared at the Council on Aging's Monthly Breakfast. He also made a $1,000 donation to go toward gas for the Senior Center's transportation vans, in honor of long-time neighbor Elaine Kelley, who recently passed away. Elaine's husband and COA Board Chair, Paul Kelley, reached out to O'Neill after hearing several questions about real estate. "We keep hearing from seniors about, 'when is the best time to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
William P. O’Donnell, the Norfolk County Register of Deeds, will be the featured speaker at the Milton Council on Aging's Monthly Breakfast.
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will be the guest speaker at the Milton Council on Aging breakfast meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. The Register will speak about the historical nature of the Registry and the efforts to modernize and computerize the vast number of Norfolk County real estate records. He will also provide information about the Massachusetts Homestead Act and address any questions the members may have. Members of the Registry staff will also be on hand with computers and printers to assist anyone interested in obtaining a copy of their deed or any other Registry of Deeds related matter. This is a community outreach initiative sponsored by the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. It is Register O…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Amateur Gardeners of Milton hosted its annual Valentine's Day event at the Council on Aging.
Beautiful flowers are a common sight on Valentine's Day. The same can be said at the Milton Council on Aging, thanks to the Amateur Gardeners of Milton. The Annual Valentine's Day Luncheon and Garden Therapy Workshop united the gardening club with Milton seniors on Thursday, February 14, for the creation of flower arrangments. Ginny Corcoran of the Amateur Gardeners of Milton called the event, "A favorite program of the Amateur Gardeners and the seniors, who once again all worked together to create a beautiful arrangement for each senior to bring home for their enjoyment." Aside from going home with a flower display, attendees were treated to lunch and music from the Milton High School Quartet. "Many thanks to Maryann Sullivan, Phillip …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Senior citizens from Milton and the South Shore have been victimized by phone scammers using different stories to get money.
Just two weeks ago, an elderly Milton resident was scammed out of several thousand dollars when a person called to inform her she’d won a luxury car, one “better than a Cadillac.” Milton Council on Aging Director Mary Ann Sullivan said the East Milton resident wired the requested $1,000 to the caller. She sent money multiple times, to the point she lost so much her phone was shut off. No car was ever sent. “You’re preying on people, who a lot of times, don’t have someone to talk to,” Sullivan said of the scammers. This scam is one in a string of calls relying on different tactics. On Monday, January 28, a Milton resident received a call from a person claiming to be a Medicare representative. According to Milton Police Deputy Chief Charles …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hugh Gardner, a WWII veteran, shared his military experience at the Milton Council on Aging last week.
The Milton Council on Aging held its 12th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon before Veterans Day. WWII veteran Hugh Gardner was the event speaker and Senator Brian A. Joyce was in attendance. According to a release from Joyce’s office Gardner, “discussed his service in more than half a dozen countries as part of the Army Air Forces, and his firsthand experience meeting such figures as General Omar Bradley, British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower.”
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Council on Aging's Second Annual Fit for Life Walk/Run will benefit its van program.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Friends of the Milton Council on Aging are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Fit for Life Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, October 6 through the streets of Milton. The event will start with registration at the Senior Center at 8 a.m. followed by the start of the race at 9 a.m. Registration is just $25 and includes a t-shirt, refreshments and more. This year, we will also have a great raffle at the event or you can purchase tickets in advance at the Senior Center. All proceeds from the event will benefit the van fund here at the COA. As an added incentive, participants will have the opportunity to secure pledges for themselves and we will have sheets available when you register. There will also be a grand prize for …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The true tale of a dog, a determined painter and a cherished picture from Council on Aging Director Mary Ann Sullivan.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Friday, May 4, 2012
In 2004, our good friend Viola Massenzio, was a student in Jim Hooley’s painting class. It so happened that one morning my daughter was walking by the Senior Center with her boxer, Tyson. She stopped in and Viola was so taken by the dog that she asked Laurie if she could do a portrait of Tyson. Now, this was 2004 and Viola was 87 and Tyson was 4 years old. Laurie gave Viola many pictures of Tyson and she would spend each class penciling his likeness on a canvas until she got it just right. The class would laugh about how many times she used her eraser. Each week she would show me her progress and she always said, “I will be so happy when I finish this painting.” Years passed and Jim stopped teaching his class here at the COA, but Viola…