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Thanksgiving Dinners on November 26, 2020
Salem, Peabody, Lynn, and Gloucester (and surrounding towns)
All meals are free of charge & ALL ARE WELCOME!

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*** Due to the COVID19 pandemic many of the previous locations serving meals are changing to “take out” meals or will not be serving a Thanksgiving meal this year. ***

* Haven from Hunger (71 Wallis St, Peabody 978-531-1530) will be providing “To-Go” meals between 11 am to 12:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

* Brother’s Deli (41 Market St, Lynn 781-581-3363) will provide “Take Out” Thanksgiving meals that will be available from 8 AM to 2 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

* My Brother’s Table (98 Willow St, Lynn 781-595-3224) is providing “To-Go” Thanksgiving meals to individuals and families from 12 Noon to 6 PM; Volunteer space is limited, so please call as soon as possible if you are interested or email.

* The Friends of Salem Council on Aging (Salem) are sponsoring home delivered Thanksgiving dinners to Salem seniors this year. To sign up please contact Rosanna Donahue at the Salem Council on Aging (SCOA) at 978-744-0924 to register for a meal by Friday, November 20th. The SCOA is working with Brother’s Taverna to provide the dinners.

* Gloucester American Legion is delivering Thanksgiving meals to homebound Cape Ann residents (Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich), who may call the Legion at 978-283-7117 (anytime and leave a message), or email nestorlaw@aol.com, by Monday, November 23 at 6:00 pm to sign up by leaving your name, address, phone number, and number of meals. Volunteer drivers are welcome; as well as monetary donations.

* Ma Dukes and Friends (Middleton) Unfortunately Ma Dukes and Friends will not be providing their annual Thanksgiving meals this year. They wish there was a safe way to prepare and deliver meals to everyone. They look forward to next year.

* Lifebridge (Salem) will not be providing Thanksgiving meals for the general public this year but will serve their current residents and day guests who have signed up only.

* The Derby Restaurant (Salem) will not be offering a free Thanksgiving dinner for those in need this year but hopes to resume this tradition next year.

** Please contact your local food pantry if you need food to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner at home.

** "Gina's Thanksgivers" provides Thanksgiving food for people to cook dinner in their own homes. If you live on the North Shore and would like to sign up for food delivery, please email Gina at: ginarn75@icloud, with your name, address, phone number, and number in your household by Friday, November 20. Singles in need of a "heat and eat" Thanksgiving meal may also email Gina.

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To All Our Tiffany Time Readers,

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

To those 60 and over and the disabled, the Council on Aging will be offering personal food shoppers.  We have many in Nahant who have offered this service.  In light of what our Governor just put forward, it is more important than ever to stay in your homes.  Please send me an email if you are interested in having one of our volunteers do you shopping.  These are scary times and the elderly should not be going to places where many people still congregate, like a supermarket. Send email to lpeterson@nahant.org.

As for the publishing of our April Tiffany Times, unfortunately, there will be no April issue of our Tiffany Times.  I did want to share with you our Nurse’s corner. 

Staying Healthy
           
            The Coronavirus, Corvid-19, has certainly taken center stage in the news.  Every day  we are hearing more about how it is affecting our lives.  It has become evident that the goal  is to minimize its spread so that vulnerable populations will not be infected.  As of this writing, we are being advised to stay away from large events and to avoid travel if possible, especially on cruise ships.  The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled and we may soon hear that   other large events are as well.

            In addition to avoiding large events, we can do several things to help protect ourselves and to prepare.  Just as for a snow storm, we should make sure we have an adequate supply of our medications on hand.  Try to get them refilled as soon as they will let you.  Have some extra non-perishable foods on hand as you would for a big snow storm.

            We continue to be reminded to wash our hands frequently and well, washing with soap for about 20 seconds and paying special attention to our nail beds.  We are also asked not to shake hands, or give hugs and kisses for that matter.  This virus is spread by droplet infection which means it can be in the air around people coughing or sneezing up to about 6 ft, and is also on surfaces.  That is why covering our coughs and washing hands is so important.  Coughing into your elbow is better than using your hand, but the safest way to avoid spread  is to grab and dispose of a tissue if possible.

            Symptoms of the coronavirus include primarily cough, fever, and shortness of breath, sometimes sore throat and runny nose.  Some cases are very mild and people can be contagious before they feel ill.  If you find that you are running a fever, call your doctor rather than going directly to the office, and follow the doctor’s instructions.

            With all of this happening we can certainly become very concerned about symptoms.  But remember, we still have the flu and there is a stomach bug going around, and now allergy season is upon us too.  So remember, sometimes a sneeze is just a sneeze. 

Stay Healthy.
Anna Marie Manazano, R.N.
 Thank you Anna.

STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Peterson
Executive Director-COA
334 Nahant Rd
Nahant, MA 01908
781 581-7557
781 593-9676 Fax
www.nahantcouncilonaging.org

OUR MISSION
The mission of the Nahant Council on Aging (COA) is to provide physical, mental, and emotional stimulation; enabling those 60 and over to achieve engaged and fulfilling lives in a safe environment.

The Nahant Council On Aging (COA) provides a wide range of activities which include daily luncheon
meals, information, transportation, social events, educational and exercise programs
and much much more!


Van Transportation is available for COA activities including our Food Shopping Program and is only $1 charge per trip. Just give us a call to schedule your trip at 1 - (781) 581-7557 or you may use our simple online contact form.
Nahant Senior Center Location
Tiffany Room (entry in back of Town Hall)
334 Nahant Road
Phone: 1- (781) 581-7557
Nahant Community Center Location
41 Valley Road
Nahant, MA 01908
Phone: 1- (781) 581-7557
If you would like to have an event or other information included in our Tiffany Times, please submit your article to Penny Morse at pmorse@nahant.org, or drop it off at the office by the 15th of the month for the following month's edition.