Dupont Village Circle Thanksgiving Newsletter

See the Dupont Village Circle inWashington, DC’s Thanksgiving Newsletter and think about adding some ethnic flair to your Thanksgiving meal. Click DCV_Newsletter_-_November_2017!

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SVCT November 2017 Calendar of Events

November 2017 Events Calendar*  STRETCHING AND BALANCING CLASS Tuesday and Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 11 Water St., Guilford. Classes are open to the community and drop-ins are welcome. $5 per class. Betsy Frederick leads the class. Would you like more information? Phone her at 505.220.5050 or send email to […]

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Looking Forward to Staying Home

Below is the article, Looking Forward to Staying Home, that appeared in The Sound Newspaper on November 2, 2017 and written by Amy J. Barry, Correspondent and features Shoreline Village CT. LOOKING FORWARD TO STAYING HOME When my husband and I moved to our current house almost 13 years ago, we chose it because it was in our […]

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Patricia W. Jaeger passed away on September 29, 2017

Patricia W. Jaeger, staunch supporter of Shoreline Village CT and wife of Robert Jaeger, past president of Shoreline Village CT, died at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on September 29, 2017. After several years of struggling valiantly and gracefully with a variety of medical problems, the end finally arrived swiftly and painlessly. The final days […]

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SVCT October 2017 Calendar of Events

STRETCHING AND BALANCING CLASS Tuesday and Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 11 Water St., Guilford. Classes are open to the community and drop-ins are welcome. $5 per class. Betsy Frederick leads the practice. Would you like more information? Phone her at 505.220.5050 or send email to betsy.frederick@gmail.com. BOOK CLUB Wednesday, […]

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Simulcast of Dr. Atul Gawande Lecture Rescheduled for September 25, 2017

Guilford Free Library and Shoreline Village CT present Webcast celebrating 15 years of the Village Movement Being Mortal’s Village: The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older Monday, September 25, 2017 – Guilford Free Library and Shoreline Village CT will host a free simulcast presented by Beacon Hill Village of Boston, the nation’s […]

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SVCT September 2017 Calendar of Events

September 2017 Events Calendar*  Atul Gawande MD, MPH Being Mortal’s Village: The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older Atul Gawande Simulcast, Monday, September 25, 4.30 – 6.30 p.m., Guilford Library. The simulcast celebrates the 15th Anniversary of theBeacon Hill Village, the nation’s first aging-community “village.”   Acclaimed author and physician Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is […]

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TED Talk by Susan Pinker on Living Longer

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face […]

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SVCT Calendar of Events for July 2017

Summer in SVCT brings several opportunities to get together. Hope to see you for lunch or dinner—and bring a friend!  The Shoreline Village sends the Events Calendar as an electronic attachment to our readers who have email. Details about each activity can be read in the Calendar at http://www.shorelinevillagect.org/events/ Book Club and Film Clubs are on […]

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SVCT member DeWitt P. Zuse passed away on June 8, 2017

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, DeWitt P. Zuse, an inspiring, passionate music and arts educator and initiator of programs that often helped the physically and economically disadvantaged, died at his home with family by his side. He was 84. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College and The University of Michigan with a Master of Music […]

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SVCT June Calendar of Events

Happy June!  SVCT offers many events this month. Hope to see you—and bring a friend!  SCVT LUNCHEON Join us next Thursday, June 8, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Pa’s Place at the Guilford Marina.  (You may remember this as the Little Stone House.) Pa’s Place has received excellent reviews.  Try the delicious tilapia sandwich, at $11 […]

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SVCT Member William Knox Chandler Remembered

William Knox Chandler, gifted scientific researcher and member of the Yale Medical School Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology from 1966 until his retirement in 2010, died on March 20, 2017 at the age of 83. The cause was a hemorrhagic stroke. Chandler’s intellectual accomplishments were recognized by the National Academy of Science, which inducted him in 1990, […]

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Beverly Zimmerman Passes Away on March 11, 2017

Beverly Sladon Zimmerman, a long time resident of Stony Creek and supporter of Shoreline Village CT,  passed away peacefully in CT Hospice on Saturday morning March 11th. Wife of Dr Marvin P. Zimmerman. She was born April 29th 1930 in the Bronx NY. She was the daughter of Sara and Ruben Sladon. She is survived by […]

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Shoreline Village Seniors in Branford Help Each Other Live Independently

Photo: Volunteer instructor Betsy Frederick of Guilford, top, leads a work out during a Shoreline Village CT Stretch & Balance Class at the Arthur Murray Studio in Guilford. Frederick is the President of Shoreline Village CT, a non-profit organization that helps seniors on the Shoreline live in their homes by providing various social services. Photo […]

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A Heart for Helping Non-Profits

Kathy Fox, a member of Shoreline Village CT and serves as secretary on its Board of Directors, shares her talents with other non-profits. She is on the steering committee for the Shoreline Nonprofit Workshop Series, encouraging local nonprofits to sign up for the low-cost, professionally guided spring 2017 series, “Nonprofit Survivor’s Guide to a Changing Landscape” at Branford’s […]

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Jean Cherni – Proving Age is Just a Number

Jean Cherni is a long-time member of  Shoreline Village CT and very game to share her knowledge about the various local continuing care communities with our membership. The following article about Jean appeared in the magazine Breeze, a shoreline magazine featuring the residents of Branford and Guilford and was written by Breeze reporter Jessica Spinelli. Throughout Jean Cherni’s 88 years of […]

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It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Jane Rudner

Jane served as SVCT Vice President and was a staunch supporter of the Village movement. Bob Jaeger, former president of SVCT put into words the sentiments that we all share about Jane:  The Village will miss Jane Rudner.  We got to know her several years ago when she and her husband, Mal, moved to Madison, […]

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SPECIAL PROGRAM OFFERED WITH AN ADDRESS BY DR. ATUL GAWANDE TO BE RESCHEDULED

SIMULCAST OF ATUL GAWANDE, MD ON BEING MORTAL’S VILLAGE: THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY AND CHOICE AS WE GROW OLDER TO BE RESCHEDULED – Living well until the very end. That’s the ideal circumstance for older adults, according to surgeon Atul Gawande in his seminal book “Being Mortal.” It’s also the raison d’être of Shoreline Village […]

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A Litany for a Divided Country

Shoreline Village CT is proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast held in Branford. Below is an article written by Marcia Chambers on the program that was presented featuring James Barber as the keynote speaker: by MARCIA CHAMBERS | Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am Post a Comment | […]

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Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

By Katie Hafner As appeared in the NY Times on September 5, 2016 BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. “Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. “No one, […]

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SVCT Member Nancy Gaylord died on December 31, 2016

Shoreline Village CT member (SVCT) Nancy Gaylord of Branford died Saturday December 31, 2016 at the Hospital of St. Raphael Campus, YNHH. Nancy got involved right at the launch of SVCT in 2013 as a volunteer, and she supported the SVCT by providing volunteer services to members where friendships between she and members were created. Her kindness and help to […]

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How to Become a “Superager”

How to Become a “Superager” By Lisa Feldman Barrett From the NY Times Sunday Review, December 31, 2016   Think about the people in your life who are 65 or older. Some of them are experiencing the usual mental difficulties of old age, like forgetfulness or a dwindling attention span. Yet others somehow manage to […]

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Shoreline Village CT Newsletter for December 2016

HOT OFF THE PRESS! SVCT is happy to announce that the SVCT Newsletter is back. Please click on December 2016 to read the latest issue!

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New Legislation Affecting Seniors

A forum on legislation affecting seniors was led by shoreline-based state legislators — State Senator Ted Kennedy and State Representatives Lonnie Reed and Sean Scanlon. The three gave in-depth coverage of recent and pending legislation targeting the “stay at home” movement. Lively discussion based on other issues of concern to seniors was a major part of […]

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Stretch and Balance Class

  Shoreline Village CT (SVCT) is all about helping seniors stay in their own homes. All of us know that falling at home, or while walking or shopping, can mean a trip to the ER and possibly a significant restriction in the independent living we cherish. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), falls […]

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Healthy and Wise: SVCT member tell YNHHS exec to do better..

At the culmination of a lively discussion at the annual meeting of Shoreline Village CT on all matters relating to Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), a member voiced what everyone was no doubt thinking. “I like to know the hospital’s there, but I’d just as soon not go,” said someone in the back row […]

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SVCT member Beatrice Marz passes away

Shoreline Village CT member Beatrice Marz passed away on May 24, 2016. As her daughter Laurie kindly said, The Shoreline Village CT is such a wonderful organization. Their volunteers spent meaningful time with my mom during the last ten months of her life. They showed kindness and care demonstrating my mom mattered to them. She […]

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Health Education Series

Sponsored by Shoreline Village CT & VNA Community Healthcare Understanding Your Doctor’s Visit Bill Tuesday, March 22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Figuring out the bill from your doctor’s visit can be confusing. Francine Enright, a billing manager at PACT (Physician’s Alliance of Connecticut), is here to help. Submit your confidential questions in advance. Memory Matters […]

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SVCT Annual Meeting: April 27

The Shoreline Village CT will hold its Annual Meeting in the Branford Fire Department Headquarters on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The business meeting will start at 6pm followed at 7pm by a talk given by Chris O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer for Yale New Haven Health System. Chris will speak for 15-20 minutes followed by a […]

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Great Give 2016

Shoreline Village made an impressive debut in the Great Give® 2015. The Great Give® is a 36-hour online fundraising event sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. We raised $18,270 from 46 donors, which triggered a $10,000 matching challenge grant and captured the prize for “most money raised by an organization with five […]

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Book Review: The Innovators

by Randy Reinhold Have you ever wondered who started the computer revolution and digital age? You might be surprised to learn that the first computer theory is credited to the daughter of the Lord Byron of England in the 1840s. Yes, as portrayed in the recent movie The Imitation Game, Turing really did invent the […]

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Conversation on Healthy Aging

Conversation on Healthy Aging featured Shoreline-Based State Legislators Three Connecticut legislators — State Senator Ted Kennedy and State Representatives Lonnie Reed and Sean Scanlon — took part in a discussion on Healthy Aging and the “stay at home” movement. The lively forum included a presentation by legislators on recent and pending legislation surrounding healthy aging. Sponsored by Shoreline Village […]

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Aging in America: Stuck in the Middle

On the CBS Sunday Morning Show on February 19, 2014, senior news correspondent Rita Braver reported on the challenging picture of caring for older adults through interviews with a woman caring for her aging step father, former Senator Tom Daschle who leads the new Bipartisan Policy Center’s Long- Term Care Initiative, and New Yorker Magazine […]

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Metropolitan Opera Previews

Shoreline Village CT and the Guilford Free Library are joining forces once again to present METROPOLITAN OPERA PREVIEWS, a series of talks complementing the 2015-2016 season of live Metropolitan Opera broadcasts that take place on Saturday afternoons at the Branford Regal Cinema. The Metropolitan Opera Preview talks are hosted at the Guilford Free Library in […]

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Great Give 2015

As many of you know, Shoreline Village CT did fine in the annual Great Give, the 36-hour online fundraising event sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. We raised $18,270 from 46 donors, which triggered a $10,000 matching challenge grant and captured the prize for “most money raised by an organization with five […]

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Living, and Dying, at Home

by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, May 2015 America is aging, and most seniors want to stay in the places where they’ve lived for decades. Can they? What will it take? A few years back, a Domino’s pizza delivery worker named Susan Guy began to worry about one of her elderly customers, Jean Wilson, who had […]

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What Can We Do for You?

The Village’s secret sauce: individual and personal support, with complete flexibility in responding to our members’ needs. We’ll do whatever is legal: cat sitting, garbage can retrieval, airline refunds, solar power kibitzing, computer support and education, etc. For Active Members, we offer: Transportation, Village-style: not just a ride…the ride that gives you a lift Friendly […]

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It Takes Villages

With Judy Willett at TEDxBoston, July 17, 2012 Nearly 12,000 Americans turn 65 every day, the majority of whom aren’t ready to leave their homes. Judy Willett discusses a common sense “neighbor helping neighbor” approach that started in Beacon Hill and has grown into an international Village movement that’s making it possible for elders to […]

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Bob Jaeger Shares ‘Senior Village’ Concept

by Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer, Zip06 The U.S. Census Bureau tags Connecticut with one of the oldest populations in the country, while also recognizing its residents have America’s third-highest life expectancy (age 85). With numbers like that, Bob Jaeger, president of Shoreline Village CT (SVCT), wants to spread the word about this non-profit’s mission […]

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