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Issue No. 45
January 2014
The MSCN Newsletter
Welcome to Your January Newsletter!  
An Ice Jam along the Allagash River
Does this look like the scene out your window?  Personally the thought of just curling up with a good book for a day or two sounds pretty great at the moment! 

I hope to see many of you at the Summit on January 17 (see below for more information).  It should be a very good start for the year.  Western Mountains has been busy presenting an evening of short plays by the Maine Senior Players - read all about in the newsletter. 

We look forward to 2014 and hope it will be full of learning, growth and laughter for you.



Kali Lightfoot

Executive Director

Maine Senior College Network    


Western Mountain Senior Players Perform
"Who Murdered Who" by Millard Crosby.  The cast included (seated) Jack Kuchta, Tineke Ouwinga ans (standing l to r) Lorrie Hoeh, Mark Antell, Kathy Berberian, Carol Timberlake, Rosabelle Tifft, Jim McLean.  (photo by Ross Timberlake)

Senior College Players of Western Mountains Senior College presented an evening of mystery, mayhem, memories and surprises as they "wowed" a capacity audience at each of their performances held in Bethel on November 22 and 23.  At intermission, cast members further "wowed" the audience with an assortment of homemade cookies for their enjoyment.


The evening was dedicated to former director, Lynn Arizzi, and her husband, Joe, who have relocated to Florida.  Lynn organized the Senior College Players seven years ago and Joe served as the photographer.  Last spring, Ross Timberlake, named director, and Lorrie Hoeh, assistant director, sensed the need to move in new directions. They worked with a team of veteran players to come up with a new format and select the plays.
"Shakespeare in Shambles" by Wade Bradford.  Featured players were (seated) Bonnie Marshall, Ross Timberlake (seated l to r) Roberta Timberlake, Ginger Kelly, Barb Dion, Norman Milliard. (photo by Lorrie Hoeh) 

Throughout ten weeks of rehearsals, Ross and Lorrie served as "facilitators," and challenged the team of cast members to stay in character and have fun.  As a result, new members and veterans alike were offered an excellent learning experience.  The thespians entertained their friends and neighbors in three comedy plays during two well-received performances.  The plays included  "Who Murdered Who," by Millard Crosby; "Shakespeare in Shambles," by Wade Bradford; and "Light Competition" by Louise Helliwell.  


WMSC offers "Senior College Players" as a course.Now in its seventh year, most of the players are veteran thespians that have been with the troupe since it started.  "This year the troupe is happy and proud to welcome several new members," said Timberlake and he encourages any interested "would-be" performers to contact him about joining the troupe.

submitted by - Rosabelle Tifft for Western Mountains  

Save the Date !
 Maine Summit on Aging

Speaker of the House Mark Eves and the Maine Council on Aging Invite You to Attend

8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center North Wing  


The rapid aging of Maine's population and workforce has significant implications for Maine's economic growth and is challenging state leaders to find innovative ways to attract and retain workers, create new housing and transportation opportunities for older adults, and deliver supports and services to keep people healthy and thriving in their homes and communities. Participating in Lifelong Learning, attending Senior College, and engaging in creative pursuits are important components of thriving in Maine. 

Our state has the opportunity to be a national leader in developing strategies to solve these challenges.  This Summit on Aging will build on the vision and ideas generated by business, higher education, philanthropic and policy leaders at the Speaker's Round Table Discussions on Aging held this fall.  Ideas generated at both events will be used to create a short-range plan to be implemented in the coming months and years. 

Click here to see the agenda for the day.  Senator Angus King and Maine Speaker of the House Mark Eves will speak, and there will be sessions during which you can share your own perceptions and ideas about the opportunities and challenges ahead for Maine.  We need your bright ideas to create an aging-friendly Maine!

Open to the public.  Registration fee is $20.00; scholarships available.  Anyone who is interested in the future of Maine's economy should attend.
To register go to summit registration.  For more information contact Jessica Maurer .
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In This Issue
Article Title
Save the Date! Maine Summit on Aging
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Don't forget to go to the Maine Senior College Network website to find out what is happening around the state!

Maine Senior College Network 
Maine Senior College Network

Acadia Senior College

Augusta Senior College
Coastal Senior College

Downeast Senior College

Gold LEAF Institute

South Coast Senior College

Midcoast Senior College

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Penobscot Valley Senior College


Senior College at Belfast

St. John Valley Senior College

Sunrise Senior College 
Western Mountains Senior College

York County Senior College
The Maine Senior College Network Display Boards are available to any senior college that would like to borrow them. For more information, check out the link below.

Maine Senior Guide is a comprehensive web resource about all things senior that provides "one stop shopping" for Maine's seniors at the link below: 

About Us
Maine Senior College Network 
P.O. Box 9300 
Portland, Maine 04104-9300 
(207)780-4317 (fax)
Kali Lightfoot
Executive Director
Anne Cardale
Director of Communication 
Director of Conferences

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