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March 2021 Edition

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GREETINGS FROM GIBSON CENTER

March is a turning point for me. This month we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the first Day of Spring, the clocks turning forward an hour and we are on the cusp of Easter.

We also will be celebrating a special person this year. We are pleased to announce an honorary lunch on March 22nd for Fran Lampidis. Through the generosity of Reverend Raymond Stineford and his wife Dr. Helen Prince, we are able to purchase a new podium and sound system for the dining room in Fran’s honor. We also will be accepting gifts in Fran’s name with donations to be targeted to our Nutrition program. Fran will be joining us at 11:30 on the 22nd so please come by and greet her. Mark is cooking up Fran’s favorite Chicken Bangalore.

I am pleased to be able to report an uptick in transportation rides this month. Sharon and Jill are helping with vaccine appointments as well as their usual medical appointments and social activities. We are available to offer rides with a day’s notice by calling the Gibson Center to schedule with us.

I got my official tour of Silver Lake Landing this month. Ken was pleased to show me the well, water and sprinkler systems, the "Above Ground" oil tanks, the boilers, the new laundry equipment, storage areas and other things lurking in the basement. What extraordinary work Ken has done. We are pleased to be able to offer low-income senior housing in our 19 units. We know affordable senior housing (affordable housing for anyone!) is a major issue in our region and state. While HomeShare has had to stop doing active matching of homeowners with renters, we hope anyone who has extra bedroom space will strongly consider offering it to those who need housing. Our Valley is stronger for having a balanced and energetic work force with intergenerational relationships in our neighborhoods. If anyone wants to ask questions about HomeShare, please call me at the Gibson Center – 603-356-3231

Please stay safe, wear a mask and continue diligence until we are all vaccinated.

My best to you all.

Marianne Jackson, MD

Executive Director

St. Patrick's Day Lunch

COVID-19 UPDATE

In partnership with Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, the Gibson Center is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those eligible in Phase 1B who are Meals on Wheels recipients and drivers, program participants, and employees. We are anticipating over 110 doses to be given.

We are also offering to coordinate transportation for those homebound individuals who need assistance getting to the North Conway Community Center where the clinic will be held on March 2 and repeated 4 weeks later. It is the Moderna vaccine that is being given.

This is one of the ways the Gibson Center staff is working to help keep our friends and families safe. It is our way of helping us return to "normal" with our activities and programs. Until then, we continue to be vigilant with masks and distancing as the threat remains.

2021 Craft Fairs

We have fine jewelry, photography, art, pottery, stained glass, doll clothes, clothing, quilts, pillows, woodcrafts, Adirondack chairs, wood signs and furniture.

Benefits the Gibson Center for Senior Services, Meals on Wheels Program.

2021 Craft Fair Dates

  • Memorial Day Fair: Saturday & Sunday May 29 & 30
  • Independence Weekend Fair: Saturday & Sunday July 3 & 4
  • Labor Day Weekend Fair: Saturday & Sunday September 4 & 5
  • Columbus Day Weekend Fair: Saturday & Sunday October 9 & 10

All are held at the Gibson Center, from 10AM-5PM

For 2021 application please go the link below on our website to download it.

https://www.gibsoncenter.org/craft-fair-rules-application/

Welcome Spring
Easter Lunch
Tax Assistance

PROGRAMS, EVENTS & TRIPS UPDATE

While all in person programs have been cancelled, we are attempting ZOOM programs. Please check the calendar Gibson Center Calendar, and if you see a ZOOM program you would like to join, please email Jill for the ZOOM Link, [email protected].

For the most up to date information (including menu changes), check our webpage for the list of programs and proposed daily menu. Gibson Center Calendar

Grab and Go Lunch
Thrift Shop
Matter of Balance
Wish List
Adult Day Center now open

The Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center is a 14,000 square foot facility that provides senior care services in a comfortable, home-like setting.

North Country Fair Jewelers

UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS

  • Check our web calendar at www.gibsoncenter.org/calendar or call us at, 603-356-3231.
  • Veteran’s Zoom: 2nd Monday at 2PM, ZOOM Meeting. Email Jill for a link to join your peers! (Mar 8th)
  • St. Patrick's Day Lunches A Corned Beef meal with all of the fixings that will be served on Monday Tuesday, the 16th, and 17th. Wear green! Special meal sponsored by Bergeron Technical: Shawn, Linda and Kate.
  • Monday, the 22nd we will celebrate the arrival of Spring, with "Fran Day". Rev. Raymond Stineford and his wife Dr. Helen Prince have generously provided us with the ability to purchase a new podium and upgrade the sound system in honor of Fran's 35 years as Nutrition Director. We will celebrate a day of hope for a future when we will gather in the Dining Room for meals with friends
  • Fridays in Lent there will be a meat free option, please let us know if you plan to join us so we have a meat free meal for you.
  • Easter Lunches: March 31, and  April 1, traditional Ham lunch. Sponsored this year by White Mountain Oil & Propane
Genesis Healthcare Mineral Springs
L.A. DREW, INC - General Contractor
Northway Bank
Tim Di Pietro - Master Electrician

Please Remember
The Gibson Center in Your Will

Beasley and Ferber

SILVER LAKE LANDING APARTMENTS - ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

While there are currently no vacancies, we are happy to accept your name on our waitlist for our beautiful apartments on the shore of Silver Lake in Madison. Please call Ken at the Gibson Center, 356-3231, ext. 112 for an application
Donate to Gibson Center
Kudos
Program Volunteers

Gibson Center Day Trips

Please sign up for all trips: 603-356-3231.

AT THIS POINT IT IS NOT SAFE FOR FULL BUS DAY TRIPS.

  • Heath screen including temperature for all passengers
  • We have started  short trips for your activities of daily living such as the bank, store, beauty parlor, Post Office, Commodities Food Pick-up, etc.
  • Also once a week rides, with 3 or 4 people. Please let Jill know if you would be interested, [email protected]

Upcoming Overnight Programs

Please sign up for all programs: 603-356-3231.

Collette has a fantastic insurance policy, one can cancel up to 24 hours before the trip

Imperial Russia
  • Imperial Russia: May 5-13, 2022, 9 days, 11 meals, $4199ppdo. Moscow: The Kremlin and Armory Museum, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, High Speed train to St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace, Church of Savior of Spilled Blood, epicurean tours.
    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1032917
Painted Canyons of the West
  • Painted Canyons of the West: September 19-27 2021, 9 days, 11 meals, $3899ppdo Colorado National Monument, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park,, Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas. Deposit due March 1, 2021.
    https:// gateway.gocollette.com/link/1032968
Alaska Discovery, Land & Cruise
  • Alaska Discovery, Land & Cruise: Fairbanks, Sternwheeler Discovery, Fannie Q's Saloon, Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Luxury Domed Rail, Anchorage, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage aboard Princess. Summer 2022
Bus Tours

Business Suport Newsletter Listings

  • Abundant Blessings Homecare, Inc (603-473-2510, fax 603-522-9211 provides living assistance services for the aging in the comfort of your home. Services include: personal care, meal preparation, 24 hour care and more. Call to schedule a free home assessment. Visit us at www.abundantblessingshomecare.com.
  • Ask me about Medicare Bert Weiss. [email protected].com. Office: 603-694-3058, Cell: 603-986-5650.
  • Beasley & Ferber, P.A. (1-800-370-5010) David Ferber, estate planning including avoiding probate, protecting assets from nursing homes, avoiding state taxes, and elder law.
  • Chalmers Insurance (356-6926) Steve Cote, full line of personal and business insurance, including Long term care, life and annuities.
  • Coleman Alvin J. & Son (447-5936) 9 NH Route 113, Conway. General Contractor
  • Conway Eye Care (356-3000) 1319 White Mt. Highway Dr. Gary Cole & Associates, eye exams, surgical and medical eye evaluations, complete optical service with “on-site” laboratory.
  • First Allied Securities (356-9371) 3277 White Mt. Hwy. Investments including Stocks, Bonds, Annuities, Retirement, College Planning
  • Gamwell, Caputo & Co., PLLC (447-3356 or fax 447-6563) Dave Caputo, certified public accountants providing tax, accounting, and financial statement services for businesses, individuals, trusts and estates.
  • H.R. Hoyt Construction Inc. (447-2612) Conway, NH. Poured Concrete
  • Maureen Cason Hanlon, LICSW (730-5722) 13 NH Route 16A, Intervale, NH: Counseling services for adults and elders.
  • Memorial Hospital (356-5461) The community hospital of Mt. Washington Valley. Your partner in good health.
  • North Country Fair Jewelers (356-5819) Brian Smith, Main St, N Conway. Diamonds, gold and silver jewelry, coins, pearls, watches, clocks and antiques. Repairs, appraisals, buy, sell and trade.
  • NorthEast Auto Body (356-5808) David Smith, 530 Eastman Road, North Conway, N.H.
  • Notchland Inn (374-6131) Harts Location, NH Romantic dining and lodging.
  • Peking Sunrise Restaurant & Lounge (356-6976) Lounge (356-3888) Jct. Routes 302 & 16 N Conway.
  • Settlers Green Outlet Village (356-7031) over 60 stores. Every Tuesday is Senior discount day at participating stores.
  • Varsity Beverage Conway (447-5445) Distributor of Pepsi Cola, Schweppes, Dole Juices, Lipton Tea, Gatorade, Aquafina Water, Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer, Frappuccino, and Hawaiian Punch.
  • White Mountain Oil and Propane (356-6386) The Saunders Family, oil and propane, major appliances.
  • Yankee Smokehouse Restaurant (539-7427) Joseph Ferriera, Jct. Route 16 & 25 in West Ossipee. Real open pit barbecue.

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