October events with the Marion Council on Aging
MARION — October is a month of many events with the Marion Council on Aging, from yard sales to paint parties.
Health insurance counselling
On Oct. 8 at 1 p.m., Serving the Health Insurance Needs of everyone (SHINE) will host a health insurance counselling session. The group will give information and assistance to those with Medicare, their caregivers and those approaching Medicare eligibility.
The Council on Aging’s second annual yard sale will be on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds raised at the event will go toward the effort to construct a pavilion outside the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center.
Museum of Fine Arts
On Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m., participants can take a self-guided tour with the Council on Aging of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Take in exhibits including Monet and Boston, Art of Ekua Holmes and Masters of Egyptian Sculpture. Museum admission is $32. Register with the COA by Sept. 30.
On Oct. 14 at 1 p.m., there will be a $20 paint class, including all needed supplies. The project will be fall-themed.
Ask a doctor
On Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m., there will be an information session with Dr. Ed Hoffer and guests Colleen Massey and Kathy Devine of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Health questions can be submitted to the box at the COA entrance.
Community health fair
On Oct. 18 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., the Council on Aging will host a community health fair, including more than 20 vendors offering info, free samples and answers to health questions. The Southcoast Wellness Van will also be present.
Learn about Ruth
On Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Sheryl Faye will host a presentation on late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A catered lunch of chicken parmesan sandwiches and cauliflower salad will be offered prior to the presentation at noon. A suggested donation of $5 is requested for the lunch.
Brass Ring Memoirs
On Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. dementia expert Kelly McCarthy will discuss her “Brass Rings Memoirs” method, and how it;s an effective tool for communicating with and caring for those affected by memory challenges.
Therapy gardens workshop
On Oct. 26 at 1 p.m., learn how to preserve garden herbs to make teas, water infusions and infused olive oil.
Oct. 29 marks the start of a four-week memory training program. The series will focus on the four most common memory complaints: forgetting names and faces, forgetting tasks, misplacing items and knowing something you cannot immediately recall.
Register for all of the above events by calling 508-748-3570. For a full calendar of Council on Aging events, click the PDF at the top of this article.