Oak Bluffs Council on Aging: August 2022

The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging on Wamsutta Avenue. — Mae Deary

21 Wamsutta Ave., Oak Bluffs

August Highlights

Weekly Live and Zoom Exercise

9 am, group exercise Zoom with Patience Campbell and Marilyn Miller 
Zoom: bit.ly/OBExercise

9 am, Zoom exercise with Bill White
Zoom: bit.ly/OBExerciseWhite

9 am, Zoom exercise with Floyd Lifton. Please be ready with your Zooming device, whether computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline (audio only), and an armless chair. 
Zoom:  bit.ly/ZoomFloyd

To join the exercise group by phone, call 301-715-8592 or 312-626-6799.
Zoom Meeting ID: 897 4727 1394
Zoom Passcode:  188397

Phase III Reopening of Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

Phase III began April 4. Exercise will continue in Zoom format, but we are excited to have all exercise classes back in-person at Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, following modified COVID-19 protocols. Masks are optional.

All classes/programs restricted to 16 participants. 

Daily 9 am, Coffee and Conversation.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11 am – 3 pm, UFO’s — Unfinished Objects. Bring your bookkeeping, needlework, sewing, or whatever is unfinished, and work on it together with others.

Wednesday, August 17, 1–3 pm, Bingo! Celebrating our 30th program year.

Men’s Cards, Wednesday, August 3,10, 24, and 31, 1–3 pm. Limited to 16 participants.

Mah Jongg returned to OBCOA on July 11, 1–3pm. Limited to 16 participants. Please contact Rose at 508-693-4509, ext. 3, for additional information.

Barbara Eaton of Beltone will be coming in August, date to be determined, to assist clients regarding their hearing needs by appointment. Contact Rose at 508-693-4509, ext. 3, for additional information.

We have senior bus passes! The cost is $40 for year-round Island senior residents or Island property owners. Please call Rose at 508-693-4509, ext. 3, for additional information.

Should you require aid with fuel assistance recertification for 2022–23, contact Rose to schedule an appointment.

Stay tuned for upcoming activities. Conversations with Joseph Sollitto will be returning soon, date to be determined!



  1. I am 68. It’s been 56 years since I’ve been on the Island. I spent 2 weeks every summer thanks to my Great Aunt Caroline Johnson. She had her house overlooking Oak Bluffs Harbor. She also owned one of the cottages in the Campground. I am in Kansas due to my following my then husband’s job. All these years I have only had one thing on a “Bucket List “. That was to be able to get to The Vineyard 1more time. I want to see and smell my ocean one more time. Also to walk and if possible find a way to stay in a cottage for a few days. Memories of the Community Sings in the Tabernacle, The Flying Horses and the quaint shops along the little Main Street. I remember the little candy shop and the wonderful Antique shops. I plan to subscribe to the newsletters at the end of the month when my Social Security comes in. Bless all of you who post about the Campground. I wasn’t aware of over 50 groups that gathered. I’d give anything to be there with you. I’ve even wondered what the winters were like. Again, Bless you all for sharing your thoughts and experiences on the little Facebook site. I’ve been wanting to move back to Massachusetts. 50th High School Reunion in November in Springfield. Only a year and a half late. Live your lives and know how blessed you are. My prayers are with you all. P.S. I saw the special when they saved the Gay Head Lighthouse. I wish I could have been there to help.

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