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Catherine Irwin speaks at July luncheon
SAIL's July Brown Bag Luncheon featured SAIL member Catherine Irwin as the Guest Speaker. Catherine told of her lifelong interest and personal involvement in the theater and related endeavors.
Specifically, she told of her role over the years with the Shepherd University supported Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF). Catherine also gave an enlightening overview of each of this year's plays.
Her presentation and follow-on question-and-answer period were of great interest to the twenty-three SAIL members and visitors in attendance.
Dr. Cucuzzela speaks at June luncheon
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella was the guest speaker at SAIL's monthly Luncheon held at the Trinity Church Fellowship Hall. Thirty SAIL members and guests attended this highly informative presentation. Dr. Cucuzzella covered a wide variety of medical and health related topics with special emphasis on taking "everyday actions and precautions to stay healthy". There was a lively exchange of questions and answers!
Everyone in attendance was most pleased with the luncheon and the valuable information provided by Dr. Cucuzzella.
Jefferson County Community Choir
Do you love to sing for fun? The Jefferson County Community Choir is a bunch of music-lovin’ people in Jefferson County who love to get together and sing! They produce two performances a year. The money collected at these performances goes to benefit local charities.
SAIL members Winnie McGarty and Karen Getstmeyer would love to have other SAILers join them in the choir. Practices start the end of September and are held in the basement social hall of St James Catholic Church on Rt 115 in Charles Town. The next concert will be in held in December. Contact Winnie at email@example.com for more information.
Happy Birthday USA!
Shepherdstown loves parades, but one of the most anticipated each year is on the 4th of July when large numbers turn out to celebrate the founding of our nation. The parade this year was longer than ever, with music, WV politicians, WV beauty queens, classic and electric cars, town dogs, local fire and police organizations, community businesses and non-profits. A number of our patriotic members braved the threat of rain to march with the SAIL banner proudly down German Street.
Immediately after the parade the crowd made a Bee Line to Morgan’s Grove Park where SAIL members had two reserved tables laden with tasty treats. SAILers joined other townies to enjoy more music, a picnic lunch, games and a tour of some of the parade cars that were on display.
No question, this is one of our town’s best annual events and since SAIL’s founding we have been a growing presence each year!
Some Words to the Wise on SCAMS
Seniors lose millions of dollars each year to heartless fraudsters. Here are some tips to be sure that YOU don’t fall victim to Senior SCAMS:
1. Never give your bank account or Social Security number to someone you do not know, even if they appear to be from a legitimate institution, like the IRS.
2. Do not respond to a message on your computer that says your virus protection has been compromised.
3. Don’t send money to anyone who says they are in a hospital in a foreign country and need your help. Frequently, they report that they have had their passport and wallet stolen – and need money to get back home.
4. Don’t respond to a notification that you have won a sweepstakes or an all- expense paid travel vacation.
5. If someone who sounds like your grandchild calls to say they are in trouble, immediately call their cell phone or call their parents to make sure that the situation is factual.
6. The IRS never communicates by phone or email. They only communicate via US Mail.
7. New Medicare Cards do not have Social Security numbers, but people are calling to “confirm” your number – in an attempt to learn your number.
8. Beware of vendors going door-to-door recommending repairs to your roof, chimney, or driveway.
For more information, you may contact the Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800 677-1116.