Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a nice weekend. Saturday was kind of meh but Sunday was gorgeous! I love driving to work this time of year because the colors are simply amazing. Plus, there’s a smell and feel to the air that you just don’t get any other time of year. I just keep pushing out the little dark thoughts that say, “yeah, but you know what comes AFTER this!!” We just won’t think about that quite yet.

Before we look at the weeks ahead, I want to take a moment to talk about fraud. I don’t know if there’s been an uptick lately, or if this is normal and we’re just hearing about it more, but I have another one to warn you about. A member called me last week because they got a call with Plymouth Intergenerational on the caller ID. Long story short, it wasn’t us, but they wanted the member to give out her personal information. Luckily, the member trusted her instincts and hung up on them, but they wanted me to let you all know that this happened. For everyone’s peace of mind, please know that NO ONE from Generations will EVER call you asking for personal details or banking information. Furthermore, it’s good practice to NEVER give out any personal information over the phone, through text, or by email. If it is a legitimate company, they already have all your information; they don’t need you to tell them again. If you think it might be legitimate but aren’t sure, tell the caller you will call them back. Call the phone number you have for the company supposedly calling you. If they are legitimate, they will be fine with this. If they aren’t fine with it, there’s your red flag. Bottom line, and I hate to say it, but be suspicious of anyone calling you, no matter how real they make it sound.

One more thing before upcoming events. We have two events coming up that we could use some extra volunteers for. First is for Card Making with Project Angel Hugs this Wednesday. Details on the event are below. Second, we need volunteers to help hand out treats for Growing Generations’ Trick or Treat next week Tuesday (Halloween). You can even come dressed up if you like! If one or both of these events interest you, please let us know.

Alright, here’s all the fun stuff coming up in the next couple of weeks!

Tuesday, October 24th, 10:00am – Memory Screening with ADRC The ADRC will be at Generations from 10am until noon offering free, 10-minute memory screening appointments. Even if you aren’t experiencing any difficulty with your memory, this appointment can give you a baseline that you can use in the future should issues start to arise. No appointments are necessary, just stop in!

Wednesday, October 25th, 9:30am – Card Making with Project Angel Hugs The kids from Growing Generations will be joining us to make holiday cards for the kids enrolled in Project Angel Hugs. In case you don’t know, this organization sends cards, care packages, toys, and more to children with cancer and their families. The recipients always appreciate these gifts and it lights up their day. If you would like to join and help brighten the lives of children with cancer, please let Joa know.

Friday, October 27th, 11:00am – DIY with Meg This month’s craft is leaf stamped tote bags and tea towels. These are going to be cute seasonal decorations you’ll be able to reuse every year, plus you’ll have a ton of fun making them. For just $5, you will get all the supplies you need and get to keep your creation. Please just call, email, or stop in to sign up by the 25th.

Friday, October 27th, 11:00am – Lunch with Growing Generations Once a month, the kids from Growing Generations join us in the Gathering Room for lunch. If you would like to have a cute conversation over some chicken fingers (or something else from the Pic A Deli menu), stop by for lunch around 11am. No RSVP is required, but if you are looking to get the daily special, you will need to arrange that with the kitchen ahead of time.

Saturday, October 28th, 10:00am – 1:00pm – Drug Take Back The Plymouth Police Department will be at Generations this Saturday to take back any unused and/or expired medications you need to get rid of. Please use the Library entrance as the officers and volunteers will be set up in the hall.

Tuesday, October 31st, 9:30am – Trick or Treating with Growing Generations It’s Trick-or-Treating time! If you want to see some of the cutest ghost, ghouls, and goblins, make sure to come to Generations on Halloween morning for the fun! The kids will be coming down in groups, so it won’t get to crazy, and you’ll have more time to see each little costume. Want to help out? Ask Joa what volunteer opportunities are available for this event.

Tuesday, October 31st, 1:00pm – Tech Talk Apple Series Spencer is coming back to Generations for another installment of his Apple Tech Series. Don’t worry if you’ve missed some of the earlier classes. You can pick it up at any point. Make sure to bring your Apple Product with you to follow along. Space is limited, so please call, email, or stop in to RSVP as soon as you can.

Thursday, November 2nd, 11:45am – Nutrition Talk with Dr. Dan This is going to be a bit of a different format than Dr. Dan has done in the past. This Talk is going to be an open forum where you can ask whatever health-related questions you may have. Come prepared with some questions, or come just to listen! Either way, make sure you call, email, or stop in to RSVP.

Friday, November 3rd, 10:00am – Fireside Chat with Greg This Fireside Chat is going to be slightly different than the ones we’ve held in the past. Greg will be focusing the conversation on our Annual Campaign. What is our goal? What are going to be funding with it? Why did we pick the areas we did? We’ll talk about all this and more at this meeting. If you can’t make it on the 3rd, no worries! We’ll be doing it again on the 7th in the afternoon.

Friday, November 3rd, 1:30pm – Movie Matinee: 80 for Brady (2023) Inspired by the true story, four best friends live life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play. Please call, email, or stop by to RSVP.

One last note for you. Surprising, I know! Last week, someone found $41 on the ground outside the Library entrance. We were waiting to see if anyone would come looking for it, but no one has yet. Did you drop $41 on your way to class last week? If so, we have it in the main office for you.

Thanks for making it through to the end. Have a great week!



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