Town of Mansfield, MA, Council On Aging, 255 Hope Street, Mansfield 02048 Phone: (508) 261-7368 Fax: (508) 339-4886

News for Summer 2016

CORRECTION

SUMMER NEWSLETTER ISSUE

BALANCE CLASS OFFERED

BEAT THE HEAT TIPS FROM BRISTOL ELDER SERVICES

BINGO NOTICE

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT


CORRECTION
The time for weekly Bingo was incorrectly published in the June issue of the newsletter. Bingo is weekly on Thursdays at 12:15 PM. return to menu

SUMMER NEWSLETTER ISSUE
This issue of Senior Events is the Summer Issue. The next issue of the newsletter will be published by the middle part of August for September. For any July or August program updates, please call the Council on Aging at 508-261-7368. Extra copies of the July/August newsletter will be available at the COA. return to menu

BALANCE CLASS OFFERED
The Mansfield Council On Aging will be offering a new fitness class for those who are in need of improving balance and dexterity. Interested older adults are invited to join fitness instructor Kim Vareika for 45 minutes of Balance Class on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM. Kim uses techniques to strengthen muscles in the legs and core to help to prevent falls. A $1 donation per class is appreciated. For additional information, or to join this class, please call the COA at 508-261-7368. return to menu

BEAT THE HEAT TIPS FROM BRISTOL ELDER SERVICES
Summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. Following these simple steps can save lives and reduce risk:

  • If it’s possible, visit air-conditioned buildings in your community if your home is not air-conditioned
  • Take a cool shower or bath
  • Drink plenty of water. Cool beverages are good for cooling down the body, while alcoholic drinks can impair the body's ability to regulate its temperature
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Ask your health provider if the medications you take increase your risk for excessive heat events. Watch for warning symptoms such as hot and dry skin, confusion, hallucinations, and aggression
  • Avoid hot, enclosed places, such as cars
  • Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals
  • Cover windows that receive a significant amount of sun with drapes or shades to help keep your home cool
  • Call 911 if medical attention is needed

Source: cdc.gov return to menu

BINGO NOTICE
DIC Bingo is held weekly on Thursdays at 12:15 PM. Starting on Thursday, June 30th, a gift card to Stop & Shop or Shaws will be raffled once or twice per month on random Bingo days. You must be present to participate in the raffles. For information, please call the COA at 508-261-7368. return to menu

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Council On Aging has been informed that the COA/Library parking lot is due to be resurfaced this summer. When this happens, all of the COA programs will be disrupted for a time during construction. For those who use COA programs and services, please be prepared for additional program cancellations. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time period. Please call the COA at 508-261-7368 if you are unsure about programming cancellations. return to menu