Celebrate the holidays with us!
We will be returning to the Monadnock Inn, Jaffrey to celebrate the holidays! Save the date! More details to come!
Come escape with us to Hawaii!
MaH members and volunteers, Dwight Schenk and Julie Flood Page will take us on a picturesque tour of their recent trip to Hawaii. We will hear all about their trip to this beautiful state that encompasses such diverse natural scenery. Get into the spirit and wear your Hawaiian shirt if you desire! Refreshments will be provided. Location: Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St., Jaffrey. RSVP by 11/6 to 371-0809 or
Lisa Federico, a certified health coach and trainer specializing in elder services, will lead the group in the experience of movement.
Topics explored will be: Moving is Living, Love Your Feet, and Balance, Stability and Conquering the Fear of Falling. Participants will get an overview of how the real possibility of aging dynamically and healthfully can be accomplished. Lisa’s philosophy, “Movement and cognition are powerfully connected. Learning new movement patterns challenges the brain, and well-guided and progressed movements support independence. Recognize what you CAN do, and grow from there!” Location: Monadnock Community Hospital, Parmalee Building, Room #5, Peterborough. RSVP by October 16th to 371-0809 or
Villi Poni, meaning "Wild Pony" in Finn, lies nestled at the base of Mount Monadnock, in idyllic Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Surrounded by conservation land abounding with wildlife and overlooking fields and water. Not long ago, thousands of Newfoundland ponies were slaughtered, nearly to extinction. Villi Pony Farm is a small sanctuary, working hard to turn this critically endangered pony away from the brink of extinction. There are only 39 Newfoundland Ponies residing in the U.S. We will meet 13 of them who have a safe haven right here in Jaffrey, NH! Wear sturdy walking shoes. We will have a tour and then have lunch at nearby Kimball Farm. We will meet at the Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts at 10:15am to carpool and depart for the farm. RSVP by 9/26 to 371-0809 or
This discussion will focus on staying vital and healthy in later years:
Can we prevent the onset of certain diseases like dementia? Does socializing really help my brain health? Back in May, about twenty MaH members joined Dr. Lindberg, Chief Medical officer for Monadnock Community Hospital for an informal coffee and conversation. Many felt they would like to have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Lindberg again. Dr. Lindberg brings 30+ years of clinical experience and maintains board certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He is also a Board Member with Monadnock at Home. Location: MaH office, 10 Sharon Rd., Peterborough. RSVP to 371-0809 or
Dr. Gawande is a renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older.
While Dr. Gawande’s book title alludes to death, the stories in it are actually about life. He includes Beacon Hill Village and the Village model as an option for assisting older adults in their efforts, which has often meant providing services and extending community to people who want to remain in their own homes and enjoy the rich stew of activities, attributes, attitudes and ages that engage the community’s older adult population.
One of the great issues worldwide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent (20%) of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. The Village Concept and Dr. Gawande’s profound understanding of the importance of choice and community offer valuable insights and solutions for this challenging phenomenon. In his book, Dr. Gawande describes people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings. Not only will Dr. Gawande share these messages and more with us, but he will also answer questions from Villages around the country.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village in Boston has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. The event will be live-streamed to Villages across the United States.
Monadnock at Home will broadcast the live event on September 25, 2017 at a watch party, starting at 4:15 for a light dinner, followed by the live broadcast from 5pm-6pm, and concluding with a question and answer session from our panel of local professionals. This event is sold out!
Remembering When™ is a fire and fall prevention program developed to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible.
Ed Walker, Fire Chief/EMT Peterborough Fire Department and Board Member of Monadnock at Home will present this program developed by experts from national and local safety organizations. The program is centered around 16 key safety messages directed towards fire and fall prevention. Don’t miss this important and interactive program! Free.
Where: SDE Building, 10 Sharon Rd., Peterborough
R.S.V.P. by March 30th at 371-0809 or
Have you wondered what Facebook is all about? Have your kids or grandchildren talked about all the pictures they are posting?
Facebook is an easy and great way to stay connected with your relatives and see great photos of loved ones. Annie Card, owner of Annie Card Creative Services, writer, photographer and MaH Board Member, will guide you through setting up an account and becoming “Friends” with those relatives. If you have a laptop computer or tablet or smartphone, bring it along so we can get you started. We will have some extra laptops if needed. Even if you are just curious about Facebook and you are not sure if it is right for you, come and listen. This will be a Fun workshop! Free.
Where: SDE Building, 10 Sharon Rd., Peterborough, Mt. Washington Room
R.S.V.P. by March 15th to
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Come and enjoy Irish folk music performed by John Sullivan.
Attendees who wish to participate, will have the opportunity to read Irish poems or a short story to the group. If you would like give a reading, just bring it along with you. This will be a fun afternoon! Light refreshments will be provided. Free.
Where: Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St., Jaffrey
R.S.V.P. by March 3rd to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the beautiful harmonies of the ConVal High School Chorus students
along with a nice lunch catered by Roy's Market in Peterborough. You may recall this event, originally scheduled for the holidays, was cancelled due to the weather. We are thrilled that the Rotary club has rescheduled and invited MaH members to attend!
Cost is $12 at the door.
Where: Unitarian Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough
R.S.V.P. by Feb. 28th to
This event will be rescheduled. Those who registered will be notified once a "snow date" has been determined.
Dr. Gawande will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older and answer questions from Villages around the country.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village in Boston has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. The event will be live-streamed to Villages across the United States.
Monadnock at Home will broadcast the live event on Feb. 13, 2017. Please join us, starting at 4:15 for a light dinner, followed by the live broadcast from 5pm-6pm, and concluding with a question and answer session from our panel of local professionals to include Dr. Mike Lindberg, Chief Medical Officer for Monadnock Community Hospital; Chris Gallagher, Retired Social Worker for Cheshire Medical Center; and Rev. Jamie Hamilton, Rector of All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Peterborough.
Where: SDE Building, 10 Sharon Rd., Peterborough, Mt. Washington Room
To attend Please RSVP by 2/6/17 to:
or call (603) 371-0809. Cost is $10pp to cover the expense of food. Please send check for $10 to MaH, PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
Dr. Gawande is a renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. While Dr. Gawande’s book title alludes to death, the stories in it are actually about life. He includes Beacon Hill Village and the Village model as an option for assisting older adults in their efforts, which has often meant providing services and extending community to people who want to remain in their own homes and enjoy the rich stew of activities, attributes, attitudes and ages that engage the community’s older adult population.
One of the great issues worldwide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent (20%) of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. The Village Concept and Dr. Gawande’s profound understanding of the importance of choice and community offer valuable insights and solutions for this challenging phenomenon. In his book, Dr. Gawande describes people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings. Not only will Dr. Gawande share these messages and more with us, but he will also answer questions from Villages around the country. Our Village has an opportunity to submit a question by February 3rd, 2017 to be answered during the live event. If you would like to suggest a question for our Village to submit, please send your question to Sandra Faber at email@example.com or call 603-371-0809.
Many people are incorporating the practice of mindfulness in their everyday lives which can be a huge aid in helping us focus, and bringing peace into the common struggles we all share.
This program will be run by Janet Archer, a teacher and student of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, as well as a Master Life Coach and author. Her practice includes helping women whose parent has dementia find a calm within.
Janet will give us an introduction to the everyday benefits and wonders of “living in the moment” through the practice of Mindfulness. A quote from Janet’s book, “An Invitation to Pause”, “Drink in this life, your life, the only life you have. Right here, right now, this is your moment, don’t miss it.”
Location: MaH office (SDE Building) 10 Sharon Rd., Peterorough. Cost is Free. Light Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to
We will celebrate the holidays at the beautiful Monadnock Inn! Don't miss this member favorite gathering!
More information to come!
The newly expanded 8,000-square foot conservatory houses nearly 4,000 native and tropical butterflies year round.
It is also home to many plants and a pond with a small waterfall and brilliantly colored Japanese carp, called koi. Visitors are delighted with the many different varieties of butterflies swooping gracefully amidst the plants and flowers. We will have a 1 hour guided tour starting at 10:30 followed by lunch in the Monarchs Restaurant. Lunch will be paid individually, allowing each person to order from the wide assortment on the menu. We will meet at 9a.m., meeting spot to be determined and carpool from there to Deerfield, MA. Please wear good walking shoes. Cost $12pp for admission, plus cost of your lunch. Please mail $12 to MaH, PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452. R.S.V.P. by October 14th to 603-371-0809 or
A Guide to Improving Sleep in Later Life AND Back by Popular Demand: Happy to 102
– The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
As we age, our sleep patterns change. Older adults tend to have more difficulty falling asleep than their younger selves. Quality sleep, however, is essential to our physical health and mental well-being at any age. This workshop will explore the common causes of chronic sleep disturbance and provides practical guidance for seniors and caregivers alike on improving sleep quality and reducing sleep disruptions. The strategies presented are based on well-researched and easily applied methods and include specific steps for seniors with dementia and carious sleep disorders.
Happy to 102: Based on studies of the elder population in Okinawa, Japan, lifestyle factors that have been linked to healthy longevity include: healthy diet, regular exercise, mental stimulation, socialization, and a sense of calmness and purpose. This informational workshop will explore the secrets to longevity and teach you how to live happier and healthier at any age.
To be held at our office, SDE Building, 10 Sharon Rd., RSVP by Oct. 7th at 371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have a guided tour of the beautiful Shattuck grounds via golf carts
where we will learn the history of the course and hear stories as we stop along various holes. The Shattuck is home to a spectacular golf course with beautifully laid out greens framed by wooded surroundings and majestic Mount Monadnock. New England Golf Magazine called the course, “the most spectacular setting I’ve ever come across.” Even if you have never touched a golf club, don’t miss out on the fun! This program is for everyone; golfers and non-golfers alike. Following the tour, we will have a noon lunch in the lower lounge. Bring your camera! When you R.S.V.P. let us know if you are interested in driving a cart. Please mail $20 to MaH, PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
Monadnock at Home and Monadnock Service Link Resource Center will hold an informational session on Medicare Health Insurance
at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St., Jaffrey.
Kim Lauer, Monadnock ServiceLink Medicare Specialist will present. Topics will include: what Medicare A, B ,C &D does for you, open enrollment opportunities, supplemental plans and information access, fraud & abuse and what support and services Monadnock ServiceLink offers.
To sign up for this program or obtain more information, contact Monadnock at Home at 603-371-0809 or email email@example.com.
The Wyman Tavern is one of the most historic buildings in Cheshire County and is one of the oldest surviving houses in Southwestern NH.
Come learn more about this treasure as we take a 11 a.m. docent-led tour. We will walk a short distance to Ramunto’s Restaurant on Main St. for lunch and then walk back to the Cheshire County Historical Society for a 2:30 p.m. tour. We will coordinate carpooling once we have the sign-ups. R.S.V.P. to 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will tour 6 private gardens- each with their own features and bounties
for viewers to enjoy. Around noon time we will plan to tour the gardens of MaH member Tinka Reed. Please bring a brown bag lunch to have at Tinka's home and she will provide drinks (lemonade and water) and cookies. Fee for the tour is $15/person. Please send a check made out to MaH, at least one week prior to the event. Your ticket will be purchased for you in advance by MaH. The proceeds for the tickets will go to Team Jaffrey. We will meet at the Jaffrey Dunkin' Donuts at 9:45am and car pool to the gardens together. Please wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes. Meet at Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts. R.S.V.P. by June 29th at 371-0809 or
An enjoyable afternoon for Monadnock at Home members.
This is an annual event of the Jaffrey Village Improvement Society. Please consider yourself cordially invited. The celebration licks off at 12:00 with a reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence in the Meeting House, followed by a rousing rendition of Yankee Doodle Dandy. Next, stay for the Ice Cream Social on the lawn in front of the Horse Sheds behind the Meetinghouse. Then, visit the Melville Academy; a historic museum featuring an academy of the early 1800’s that provided a classical education for young people. Finally, you may like to stop at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Common, where a docent will talk about early education for children in the good old days. Location: Jaffrey Center- 1 ½ mi. West of downtown Jaffrey. Call the MaH office at 603-371-0809 with any questions. No R.S.V.P. needed.
Calling all members for MaH’s 6th Annual Meeting!
Please join us at the Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey. Bring your thoughts and suggestions as we will be holding member focus groups and gathering your input in regard to past experiences and future plans. Invitations will be in the mail soon!
Our tour will begin at 10:30am at the Mariposa Museum to visit its current exhibit: Rich Entel's Cardboard Menagerie!
Tickets are $5.00/person at the door. Whimsical, yet formidable, these angular and intricate sculptures by Maine artist Rich Entel are an ingenious fusion of fragmented musical instruments, discarded cardboard, and ancient texts transformed into soulful animals with an otherworldly presence. Our next stop will be lunch (on our own) at 12 Pines, followed by visits to the Sharon Arts Gallery and Gift Shop and Sarah's Hat Boxes. R.S.V.P. by calling 603-371-0809 or email
The Vital Papers Log Book provides a place to record all the necessary information and
location of your important papers. This log book is fashioned after one that was previously printed by AARP. We will explain how to use the Log Book and attorney Phil Runyon will be present to answer any legal questions.
Fee: $15 will be charged for the notebook. Open to MaH members and the public.
Location: Bond WellnessConference Room at MCH Wellness Center, Peterborough
R.S.V.P. to 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
Photographer and Monadnock at Home volunteer, Larry Davis and MaH member volunteer, Owen Houghton have teamed up to present Larry’s photographic journey of Mount Monadnock.
Larry Davis set out to hike Mount Monadnock 84 times in 1984. He ended up surpassing his goal and went on to hike the mountain 2,850 consecutive days between 1990 and 2000. He still hikes it today, in all kinds of weather conditions, photographing his experience on the mountain. If you’ve ever hiked the mountain or even just looked up from its base in awe, these pictures and Larry’s story will amaze you! Refreshments will be served. Open to MaH members and the public.
Location: Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., Hancock
R.S.V.P. by March 28th to 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Come and enjoy Irish folk music
performed by John Sullivan. Attendees who wish to participate, will have the opportunity to read Irish poems or a short story to the group. If you would like give a reading, just bring it along with you. This will be a fun afternoon! Refreshments will be provided, compliments of Chef Damon of Good Shepherd.
Location: Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St., Jaffrey
R.S.V.P. by March 4th to 371-0809 or sandrafaber@monadnockathomeorg
The staff of Home Care Assistance (HCA), a MaH vetted service provider, will be presenting the following two workshops:
Mind Over Gray Matter and The Brain Boost: The importance of keeping a sense of humor and the types and complexities of Dementia, the importance of getting diagnosed, stages and behaviors of dementia, and communicating with loved ones. The human and financial toll is examined, signs of additional care needed and the importance of maintaining brain health.
Cognitive Therapeutics: This interactive program will grab your attention! How HCA’s Cognitive Therapeutic program can keep your brain active and healthy will be discussed. Topics will include, cognitive reserve or the resilience of the brain, the 5 main domains of the brain and how they help us function. Examples will be given explaining how to keep each domain active.
Participants will receive a FREE copy of one of Home Care Assistance's popular books from their Healthy Longevity Series. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. Open to MaH members and the public.
Location: SDE Building, 10 Sharon Rd., Peterborough
R.S.V.P. by February 15th to 371-0809 or email@example.com
Is there life on other planets? Come hear this fascinating talk by Former Board Chair and MaH member RIck Harnden, a retired astrophysicist. Venue is the Peterborough Community Theater and event is open to MaH members and the community!
Rick, who spent 40 years working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, MA) and NASA Headquarters (Washington, DC), is a veteran of the last half-century of excitement in the space age, and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the Universe and its mysteries with folks of all ages.
At our program he will discuss the possibility of habitable planets around distant stars – no longer the stuff of science fiction. Astronomers have now amassed convincing evidence for the existence of (at least!) thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun, just within our own Milky Way Galaxy. Sounds strange. And exciting. Come and learn what Rick can tell us about “exoplanets” and their solar systems.
Could we human beings move to some of them and survive?
RSVP by October 20, 2015 to 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrapin Glass, 79 Hadley Rd, Jaffrey, NH. Open to MaH members and guests!
Dominique Caissie, owner of Terrapin Glassblowing Studio will explain what led her to glassblowing and how this family owned business grew. Our visit will include a guided tour of her studio and shop along with a glassblowing demonstration. We will be at Terrapin from 10:00-11:30. After our tour, we will have lunch on our own at nearby Cafe 532, 16 Coll Farm Rd, Jaffrey. After lunch we'll have a chance to visit New England Everyday Goods which has great fresh produce and wonderful local goods and gifts! Cafe 532 is right next to NE Everyday Goods.
RSVP by October 11th to 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
Harris Center Naturalist, Susie Faber, will lead our group in an exploration of our wild neighbors living among us.
Get up close with the Harris Center animal mount collection, explore the beautiful grounds and see what the bees were up to this summer in their new pollinator garden. The program will run from 11am-12pm, followed by lunch from Fiddleheads, in the Babbitt room from noon to 1pm.
NOTE: There will be some easy walking on the Harris Center grounds. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
RSVP by September 15th to 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon registration, please mail a check for $15.00 to:
MaH, PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452
This informative program, for MaH members only, will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center and includes lunch and a booklet!
Come join us for an informative program on managing your congestive heart failure (CHF). This program is specifically designed for those individuals with a diagnosis of CHF. This session will be covering medications by a registered nurse, nutrition tips by a registered dietician, followed by a delightful heart healthy luncheon hosted by Chef Damon at Good Shepherd Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Booklets will be distributed to participants.
RSVP by September 11th to 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
The Fells is one of New England's finest examples of an early 20th century summer estate! It is the former Lake Sunapee home of American writer and diplomat John M. Hay.
We will arrive at the Fells and take a guided tour of the extensive formal and informal gardens. We'll bring a box lunch to enjoy on the veranda overlooking Lake Sunapee.
After lunch we will enjoy a docent-guided tour of the 1891, 22 room house. We'll learn about Hay family history, architecture and building phases of this Colonial Revival summer home and discover what it was like to live on Lake Sunapee in the early 20th century.
Note: Please wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
RSVP by July 3rd to 371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will provide lunch choices when you RSVP.
Cost is $25/per person. If you are interesting in going, please send a check for $25 to MaH, PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time. This is far from your run-of-the-mill museum!
At the American Textile History Museum, you’ll explore the fascinating world of textiles in a fun, interactive environment where you spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through textile history – past, present, and future. We will bring a bag lunch and be transported by bus thanks to Good Shepherd and carpooling.
Lunch choices: Please choose one type of wrap: Turkey, veggie or tuna. All wraps will come with Cape Cod chips, fruit salad and a cookie. We will supply drinks.
RSVP by June 4th at 371-0809 or email@example.com with lunch choices.
Bus pick up at Dunkin Donuts 8:15 am in Peterborough and 8:30 am in Jaffrey
Cost is $25 per person. Please mail a check for $25 to MaH, PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Lastly, please wear comfortable walking shoes.
We will update you on MaH's 5th year of operations and ask you to share your ideas and suggestions. Refreshments will be provided.
More details to come.
The Vital Papers Log Book provides a place to record all the necessary information and location of your important papers.
This log book is fashioned after one that was previously printed by AARP. We will explain how to use the Log Book and attorney Phil Runyon will be present to answer any legal questions.
Fee: $15 will be charged for the notebook
This seminar is being offered to MaH members and their guests.
RSVP by May 1st at 371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey
There will be two sessions, facilitated by Tuck and Bobbie Gilbert at their home. Limit of 10 people, so sign up early!
“If I can't get through life without dying, I'll be surprised”, Anonymous
A MaH member has requested that we offer an opportunity to talk about our feelings about dying. The fact that we or our loved ones will die inevitably stirs feelings. Many of us know we need to have a safe place to talk about those feelings with others.It's also been shown that dealing with our feelings about dying can enrich our living now.
April 15 & April 22 (2 sessions), 3-5pm RSVP to The Gilberts at 603-532-4366
The Gilberts Home: 23 parsons Lane, Jaffrey email@example.com
MaH members Russ & Stephanie Armstrong present a travelogue of their trip to Ireland followed by Irish music and refreshments!
Irish music will be performed by John Sullivan and light refreshments prepared by Chef Damon of Good Shepherd will be served.
Location is the Dublin Community Center, Main Street, Dublin
Please RSVP by Friday, March 6 to 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome the New Year with MaH!
In Lieu of a Holday Dinner, MaH is planning a Welcome the New Year Dinner/Gathering at JP Stephens in Rindge.
Sunday January 18th at 5pm.
Further Details will be coming in December.
Visit MaH's New Base Of Operations!
MaH has recently received a very generous gift of community support from SDE (Staff Development for Educators) of Peterborough – office space!!
Have you ever wondered what happens at the SDE building on 202 in Peterborough?? Please join us for a tour of MaH's new space and a brief presentation by SDE staff about the services it provides. Refreshments will be provided!
NOTE: MaH is asking that all who join us bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Peterborough Food Pantry.
R.S.V.P. by December 8, 2014 to 603-371-0809
"It's Not About How You Want to Die; It's About How You Want To Live."
This program will open with a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk, “Prepare for a Good End of Life.”
Jenn McCalley, MSW with the HCS Palliative Care Program will be our informal facilitator as well as a panelist of the interactive forum following the TED Talk. Jenn will address points to cover with loved ones around these important conversations and end-of-life care planning. Good Shepherd Staff: Ann Nunn, RN, Administrator and Lucy Stowell, Director of Social Work and Admissions, will address discussions on the different caregiving options and concerns such as issues and stresses in any place that a loved one calls home (residence or facility).
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 3pm-5pm
To be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center.
R.S.V.P. by November 10, 2014 at 603-371-0809.
Breakfast followed by "Get Hip, Don't Slip" program at Good Shepherd in Jaffrey.
Come enjoy breakfast at Good Shepherd for $5 per person. Omlets to order, followed by an important talk by Good Shepherd's Director of Rehab, Sean Foisey on fall prevention.
Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9am-10:30am
R.S.V.P. by November 3rd to Paige at Good Shepherd by calling 532-8762.
Spend the day touring the beautiful gardens and enjoy a box lunch created by Tower Hill's Twig Cafe!
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat.
Cost is $24 per person which includes the tour fee, box lunch, tip and gratuity.
Transportation - the bus will pick up members at the Peterborough Dunkin Donuts at 8:15 am and at the Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts at 8:30 am.
Please RSVP by June 25th to Cindy at 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
Located in Woodstock, Vermont's first national park focuses on conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America.
The day will include a guided park tour (55 minutes, involves some walking, both indoors and outdoors), a tour of the Rockefeller home and a box lunch. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat. In the event of bad weather, rain date is Thursday, June 26th.
Cost is $20 per person which includes the entrance fee and box lunch.
Please RSVP by June 11th to 603-371-0809.
How many times have you driven by the DD Bean Factory, but have never been inside?
We will participate in an educational tour of the DD Bean Factory in Jaffrey, followed by a scrumptious lunch at Sunflowers Cafe!
Details to follow.
Downsizing and Organizing Tips will be shared.
Seminar will be presented by our service provider Bee Organized!
Join us at Bass Hall for a lovely Spring Tea with Live Music!
This event will be located at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, formerly know as the Peterborough Historical Society). It will include assorted teas, various sandwiches,(such as cucumber, or watercress, salmon, turkey and curried egg salad,) scones with clotted Devon Cream and lemon curd, plus a variety of cookies. The tables will be adorned with linens, cloth napkins and flowers.
Cost per person is estimated to be $15.
If you'd like to attend, please register before April 1st by either calling or emailing Cindy, our Executive Director (603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
First Day of Spring - Maple Sugaring at Perkins Pond in Troy
Join members of Monadnock at Home to observe this year's maple sugaring event at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Upton, in Troy. Bring your own bag lunch. Drinks and a maple dessert will be provided.
Note: If you'd like to walk to the sugar shack, do wear boots and warm clothes.
RSVP by March 14th at 371-0809 or email@example.com
At this program you will be introduced to and receive a Vital Papers Log Book which provides a place to record all the necessary information and location of your vital papers.
This log book is fashioned after one that was previously put out by AARP. A lawyer will be present to answer any legal questions. The notebooks are being offered to you at cost ($12).
Date & Time: Nov. 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Place: Hancock Library
To register, call 603- 371-0809 or email
Relax and unwind in this class which meets on 7 Wednesdays from Oct 30th to Dec 18th at the Dublin Community Church!
In this fast-paced world, we all get caught up in our responsibilities, taking on more and more. This leads to tension, both emotional and physical. Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is a very gentle, but powerful Eastern form of exercise, thousands of years old, that allows you to slow down and listen to your body. Through gentle, repetitive movements, participants learn techniques for letting go and maintaining a calm, centered place of being throughout their day. Qigong, an internal martial art, most importantly, teaches you awareness, of yourself and the world around you, which can then assist in promoting a sense of balance in your life. The classes will be taught by Ginnette Groome, LMT, CAT, BFP, who has studied Tai Chi and Qigong since 1990, as part of her training in, and teaching of Eastern Medicine.
No class on Wednesday, November 27 -- Happy Thanksgiving!
Cost: $35 MaH members, $70 non-members
RSVP by 10/28 at 371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A delightful cruise which begins and ends at Northfield Mountain.
Join us on this cruise and see the enchanting French King Gorge and historic Barton Cove, home to nesting bald eagles!
Transportation: Bus pick up at Peterborough Dunkin' Donuts – 10:15AM
Bus pick up at Jaffrey Dunkin' Donuts – 10:30AM
Drive time is approxiamately 1 hour, 15 min. to Northfield, MA
Arrival time to Northfield will be 12 Noon and we expect to return 4:00 – 4:30PM
Fee: $17.00 per person to cover the cost of the cruise and the box lunch. Please pay the fee in advance by a check made out to “Monadnock at Home” and mail it to PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452. If you are traveling to Northfield on your own and meeting us there, the cost remains the same per person.
Please RSVP by Fri, Sept. 27th to reserve your place and choose your box lunch. Call 371-0809 or email email@example.com to rgister for the trip.
Location: Northfield Mountain, Northfield, MA
Stop by our booth at the annual Monadnock Wellness Festival!
To be held at the Peterborough Town House
We will be discussing "The Green Boat, Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture" by Mary Pipher!
Please join us for a discussion of this newly published book by Mary Pipher. If you've ever wondered what you could do as we face problems in our community and country that seem overwhelming, come and be informed and uplifted by Pipher's insightful book. Mary has recently been on NPR and is a nationally known speaker.
“Mary Pipher has been our wise and steadfast guide through the worlds of adolescence, aging, and how families can teach humane values in a culture where everything is for sale. Now she's tackling the hardest question-- how we can get past denial to reverse human-caused climate change that jeopardizes the habitability of the world. ...She does it thoughtfully, passionately, and ultimately with hope.” - Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen.
Location: Steffie Kyte's home - address and directions will be given upon registration
RSVP to 593-5230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about common drug interactions and more!
Have you ever wondered how many medications a person can take safely at one time? What are commondrug interactions? Are over-the-counter medicines just as important as prescriptions? What questions should I ask my Healthcare Provider about my medications? What can I ask my pharmacist?
Please join Peggy Dorson, APRN, for an informative program. Peggy is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and has her own practice, “Moving Forward Healthcare for Older Adults, LLC.” She has over 20 years experience in caring for older adults.
Location: Monadnock Community Hospital, Conference Room #3, Parmalee Bldg.
RSVP by Sept. 6th at 371-0809 or email@example.com
Augustus Saint-Gaudens is considered the pre-eminent sculptor of the Gilded Age. Don't miss this tour and picnic lunch!
This trip includes a guided art tour (60 minutes, involves some walking both indoor and outdoor) and a 30 minute tour of “Aspet” Saint-Gaudens' Home. In between tours we'll enjoy a box lunch picnic on the lovely manicured grounds.
Note: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat. Do consider bringing a walking stick or cane as a lot of our walking will be on grassy areas.
Transportation: Bus pick up at Peterborough Dunkin' Donuts at 8:15AM
Bus pick up at Jaffrey Dunkin' Donuts at 8:30PM
Drive time is approxiamately 90 minutes to Cornish
We expect to return 4:00-4:30PM
Fee: $15.00 per person to cover the cost of the tours and box lunch. Please pay the fee in advance by a check made out to “Monadnock at Home”and mail it to PO Box 422, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
(If you are travelling to St-G's and meeting us there, the cost of the box lunch is $8.00 per person.)
RSVP no later than Thursday, June 13th by contacting Steffie Kyte at 603-593-5230 to reserve your seat AND choose your box lunch!
MENU – Choice of two sandwiches:
Fresh roasted turkey, bacon, avocado– with Bibb lettuce and tomato on Sour Dough bread
Roast Beef Gorgonzola – with fresh roasted garlic aioli on Homemade wheat bread
Small bag of chips
Note: Box lunches will include silverware wrapped in napkin. MaH will provide cups, iced tea, lemonade, water, cups and extra napkins.
In the event of bad weather, rain date is Thursday, June 27.
Please join us fpr Monadnock at Home's 3rd Annual Meeting at the Shattuck Golf Course in Jaffrey
Details regarding agenda and program will be posted at a later date.
Join us at the Peterborough Community Theater to watch an award-winning documentary about the Senior Olympics, learn about healthy snacks and simple exercises.
Age of Champions is an inspiring documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age. This film is fun and entertaining!
Chef Bonnie from Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center will show us how to make several healthy snacks and pass one out to everyone. Dan Romero of the Bond Wellness Center will show us simple exercises (from standing and sitting positions).
It's not about becoming a senior Olympic champion - it's about the little things we can all do to improve our health!
Please join us for information and refreshments at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough!
Wondering how joining Monadnock at Home can benefit you or a loved one? Join us to find out how we can help. Cindy Bowen, MaH Executive Director, along with Dwight Schenk, MaH Board Chair and Bobbie Gilbert, MaH Membership Chair, will give a brief presentation, followed by an open dialogue and discussion from current members. Learn about the programs of support and benefits that Monadnock at Home provides its members, allowing them to stay in their homes as they grow older. Bring your questions and join in the discussion! Refreshments will be served. Let us know that you will be coming by calling us at 371-0809 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Friday's, April 12 and 19, at the Gilbert's kitchen, 23 Parsons Lane, Jaffrey. Join us to discover some interesting possibilities and tips in the kitchen!
Do you find cooking for one or two a bore? Do you find it difficult to think of what to prepare night after night? How might you make preparing good meals simpler and more interesting? If so, join us around the kitchen table to share what works for you and learn from others. We will take the lead from what the group wants, but some possible topics might be: Tips on shopping and storing, freezing guidelines, easy entree ideas, breakfast news, healthy convenience foods.
Program leaders: Beth GrosJean, Hancock and Bobbie Gilbert, Jaffrey
Group size: minimum 4, maximum 10
RSVP no later than 4/5/2013 – Bobbie Gilbert, 532-4366 or email@example.com
Questions? Call 603-371-0809
On this first day of Spring, join members of Monadnock at Home to observe this year's maple sugaring event at the home of Owen and Norma Houghton. RSVP by March 15 to Cindy Bowen, 371-0809 or
. Bring your own bag lunch. Drinks and a maple dessert will be provided!
Note: If you would like to walk to the sugar shack, do wear boots and warm outer clothes. Alternately, you can observe the process from the Houghton's porch or even from inside their home.
Join your fellow MaH menbers for a delicious dinner at the beautifully decorated Hancock Inn.
Menu to be determined by early November.
Fee: $15.00/person, + beverage, tax and gratuity
RSVP no later than 12/1/2012 at 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator: Mary Talbot
Come to hear some tales of a historic storyteller. Her topic will be “Stories of Pre-revolutionary New England.”
After this free presentation, we'll be able to tour the museum. Following our afternoon at the Mariposa, join us for a 5PM dinner at Marzano's Trattoria in Peterborough!
RSVP no later than 11/7/2012 at 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
Program Coordinators: Mary Talbot
Come join us for an afternoon of tea/coffee, desserts and conversation!
Sunflowers Restaurant is at 21 Main St., Jaffrey
RSVP no later than 11/07/2012 to Steffie Kyte (603-593-5230) or Cindy Bowen (603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Coordinator: Steffie Kyte
You are invited to a public gathering at the Hancock Library for
Opportunities to ask questions
Monadnock at Home has evolved and expanded since this non-profit organization “opened its doors” over two years ago. Come and learn how becoming a member or volunteering might be just right for you!
You are invited to a public gathering for
Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St, Peterborough)
Wednesday, Oct. 24 4 p.m.
Jaffrey Civic Center Friday, October 19 10:00 a.m.
All day event with a10:00 AM arrival time. Lots of walking involved. Gift shop and vending machines on site.
Fee: $16.50/person, includes tour and box lunch. Gift shop and vending machines on site.
Note: Please wear comfortable shoes.
RSVP no later than 10/10/2012 at 371-0809 or email@example.com
Need to leave Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts at 8:30AM. Will leave Hartford around 3pm.
Program Coordinator: Ann Nunn
Join us at Good Shepherd to review the details behind the various prescription drug plans to determine which is best for you.
Need to learn more about Medicare Part D? If you do, this program is for you. Kathleen Williamson, Finance & Reimbursement Manager for NH Catholic Charities will be our presenter. Kathie has worked for 20 years in finance and reimbursement for long-term care organizations. She is currently managing 9 business offices for NHCC and has been a member of CMS' “Provider Outreach and EducationAdvisioryGroup” for the past five years. MaH's premier community partner, NHCC, is opening this program to MaH members and the general public free of charge. Come join us!
Visit historic Deerfield, MA and enjoy lunch at the Terrace Cafe in the Deerfield Inn.
10 am arrival time. Group rate fee: $10 per person for the first 1.5 hours; additional $2 per person per additional hour. Lunch will be available on-site at the Terrace Cafe' in the Deerfield Inn.
Program Coordinator is Steffie Kyte.
RSVP no later than 9/09/2012 at 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in learning how to draw, but have never taken the time or had the opportunity to pursue it? Here's your chance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 5 pm!
Graphic artist/photographer and MaH member Roger Block of Peterborough is offering basic drawnig lessons free of charge to interested MaH members. Lessons will touch upon the areas of composition, proportions, values and perspective.
RSVP no later than 9/12/2012 at 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
Registration is limited to 8, so call soon! Participants will be asked to bring: one 30 degree 9”triangle, one 12” ruler two #2 pencils and one 12X18” sketch pad.
Instructor: MaH Member, Roger Block
Location to be announced at a later date.
Kickoff for Alzheimer’s Support Group at Good Shepherd in Jaffrey.
Our speaker Kesstan Blandin,PhD, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association in Mass/NH; MaH members and their guests are invited to come. Call Danielle (532-8762) to reserve your spot!
Join us for a guided tour of the lovely gardens, the Bell Tower, Cathedral Museum and magnificent views of Mt. Monadnock.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat. The gardens are lovely and you'll want to walk around.
$14 per person will be charged to cover the tour and a provided box lunch. Register no later than August 9th by calling Cindy at 603-371-0809. Please let her know if you need transportation.
We will meet in the parking lot at 9:45 am with the tour beginning at 10 am.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens is considered the pre-eminent American sculptor of the Gilded Age. (Rain date is June 27, 2012)
Entrance fee is $5 per person which includes a guided art tour (55 minutes, involves some walking both indoor and outdoor) and tour of "Aspet" Saint-Gaudens Home (20 minutes). Following the tour, lunch will be nearby at the Harpoon Brewery Beer Garden, which is located approx 2 miles from Cornish.
Program Coordinator: Chris Mann
RSVP no later than 6/22/2012 at 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us at the Harris Center in Hancock - transportation provided if needed.
The meeting will include entertainment, sociability and most importantly, an opportunity for members to share their thoughts with regard to the services and social/educational opportunities that are provided by MaH. Because MaH is a membership-driven organization, we value your input! Although the membership meeting will not begin until 3PM, members are welcome to arrive at the Harris Center earlier to enjoy the exhibits and grounds. Any member who needs transportation assistance to attend the meeting should call Cindy at 603-371-0809.
Tour the gardens and greenhouse, then enjoy a delicious lunch which will include many of the herbs grown on the premises.
Program Coordinator is Mary Talbot.
RSVP no later than 4/30/12 at 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
Event CANCELLED due to low registration.
8:45 am Catch the bus @ Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts
9:00 am Catch the bus @ Peterborough Dunkin Donuts
10:30 am Shop at Outlet Stores
1:00 pm Lunch at Uno Chicago Grill
2:30 pm Meet the bus for the ride home
For a seat on the bus, RSVP no later than 4/9/12 at 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us at Sunflower's restaurant in Jaffrey for an afternoon of tea/coffee, desserts and conversation!
Fabulous hats and boas will be on loan to us from Lola's in Jaffrey to add some frivolity to this special event!
Mark your calendars ladies - more details coming soon!
RSVP no later than 2/1/2012 at 603-371-0809 or email@example.com
“How do I talk to my family about my wishes for my later years?” If you have ever asked yourself this question, this seminar may be for you!
Through presentation and small group discussion, participants will consider different ways to make clear to their families their plans and wishes for the later years.
Maren C. Tirabassi is an ordained United Church of Christ minister with thirty years of church experience. She is the author of seventeen books including the recent “Gifts in Open Hands – More Resources for the Global Community”, “ All Whom God has Joined”, “Before the Amen – Resources for Worship”, and “Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Our Elders.” Maren travels throughout the country facilitating workshops on creative worship, youth ministry, aging concerns and liturgical writing. She teaches memoir and poetry in a wide range of settings from high school to senior center, correctional facility to ESL class. Maren is the pastor of Union Congregational UCC in Madbury, NH and lives in Portsmouth with her husband Don.
This free event is being co-sponsored by Monadnock at Home and the First Church of Jaffrey. Registration is required. Please call Bob Kyte, pastor at 593-5230. In case of cancellation, this event will be held on Thursday, January 19.
Lunch Meeting with Dr. Shippee at Monadnock Community Hospital. CANCELLED due to low registration.
MaH will offer an opportunity for members to participate in a health and wellness discussion with Dr. Lucas Shipppee of MCH. Discussion topics may include but will not be limited to the following:
Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. MaH will provide beverages and dessert.
Location is at MCH, in the Conference room off the main lobby, across from the gift shop.
RSVP no later than 1/20/2012 at 603-371-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Magic Wings Butterfly Museum and Yankee Candle
Register by November 21
Transportation is provided. A bus will leave the Peterborough Dunkin Donuts (Rte. 202) at 8:30 am and the Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts at 8:45 am.
The bus will leave Deerfield to return home at 2:45 pm.
Cost for the Butterfly Museum is $8.50 (senior admission)
Lunch will be at the Monarch Restaurant at the Magic Wings Conservatory
After lunch, tour the Yankee Candle village and do some shopping if you wish.
To register, call 603-371-0809 or email
Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., Hancock, NH
Offered to MaH members and their guests.
Register by Oct. 26
Did you miss the first seminar in March? Well here's a second chance to attend! At this program you will be introduced to and receive a Vital Papers Log Book which provides a place to record all the necessary information and location of your vital papers. (This log book is fashioned after one that was previously put out by AARP). Attorney Mark Fernald will be present to answer any legal questions. The notebooks are being offered to you at cost ($12).
Jaffrey VFW, 22 Hathorn Rd., Jaffrey
Learn about health services available in your community.
This Jaffrey event is being sponsored by NHCC- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, Monadnock Family Services – Adult Day Care and Monadnock at Home. Please save this date. Details are forthcoming.
Come to the Temple Town Hall to learn about helping seniors live independently at home in your town.
Location: 23 Parsons Lane, Jaffrey (The Gilbert's home).
Open ended discussions led by Tuck Gilbert on issues facing us as we grow older.
Register by Sept. 29th
The title, "Composing a Further Life" is borrowed from a recent book by Mary Catherine Bateson, but content of sessions will be determined by those who attend. Requires a minimum of 6 and a maximun of 12.
Will also meet on October 13, 20 and 27.
To register, call 532-4366 or email
Senior admission price: $9.00
Register by Sept. 30
Transportation is provided. A bus will leave the Jaffrey Dunkin Donuts parking lot at 9:30 am and then from the Peterborough Dunkin Donuts (on Rte. 202) at 9:45 am.
The bus will leave Manchester to return home at 3:30 pm.
Lunch will be at the Cafe located within the Museum.
HCS has moved to Main St., Peterborough!
Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services (HCS) has moved its Peterborough office to 25 Main Street, Peterborough. MaH members are invited to attend an Open House at their new location on September 24th from 9 am - 2PM. Any interested MaH members are invited to stop by to see their new offices and ask questions. For details, please call HCS at 532-8353.
Expo at South Meadow School, Peterborough 8 am - 1:30 pm