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6 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 MARCH 1, 2018 Seniors LYNNFIELD SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES ***** Blood Pressure: Every Tuesday from 9 - 10:30 a.m. we have a nurse who will take your blood pressure and answer any questions you may have regarding your blood pressure. Easter Craft: Join Elaine as we make a festive Easter Egg Wreath on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. $1 payable at sign-up. Veterans Coffee Social : Join Tom Moran, Veteran’s Liaison from Compassionate Care Hospice, on the first Thursday of each month for coffee and conversation. Tom can direct you to further help if necessary on Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Free. All veterans and spouses welcome. New Class Do-In (Dho- Yin): Do-In is a combination of stretching techniques, breathing exercises, and self massage. This technique is based in the stimulation of acupressure points on your body. Join Nicanor Snow each Tuesday, except the second Tuesday of the month) at 9 a.m. $5/class. ***** Thursday, March 1 8 a.m. Hairdresser, Exercise Room, Board Meeting. 8:30 a.m. Zumba Gold. 8:45 a.m. Drumming with Jill. 9 a.m. Manicurist, Gentle Pilates, Stitch and Chat. 9:15 a.m. Sit and Tone with Jill. 10 a.m. Yoga, Mah Jong Lesson, Easter Craft. 10:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch. 11 a.m. Aerobic Dance with Alice. 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Cheeseburger. 12:30 p.m. Bridge, Veteran’s Council. ***** Friday, March 2 8 a.m. Exercise Room, Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Hairdresser. 9 a.m. Blood Pressure, Acrylic Painting. 9:15 a.m. Bingo. 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi. 10:30 a.m. Zumba. 11:15 a.m. Lunch: Grilled Eggplant Sandwich. ***** Monday, March 5 8 a.m. Exercise Room, Hairdresser. 8:30 a.m. Zumba with Alice. 8:45 a.m. Aerobics Video. 9 a.m. Walmart Shopping, Tax Prep, LaBlast Dance Fitness. 10 a.m. Creative Writing, Line Dance, Tap Dance, Sit & Tone with Darci, Topic of the Day. 11 a.m. Yoga. 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Eggplant Parm. 12 p.m. Oil Painting, Bowling, Photo Club. 12:30 p.m. Mah Jong, Mexican Train, Computer (sign up). ***** Tuesday, March 6 8 a.m. Hairdresser, Exercise Room. 8:45 a.m. Exercise Under the Belt. 9 a.m. Blood Pressure, Do-In Stretching. 9:15 a.m. Bingo. 9:30 a.m. Italian (Intermediate), Food Shopping. 10 a.m. Tai Chi. 10:30 a.m. Scrabble. 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Baked Potato Bar and Soup, Lunch and a Movie: All Saints. 12:30 p.m. Computer Class-sign up, Bridge, Watercolor Class, Successful Singles. ***** Wednesday, March 7 8 a.m. Exercise Room, Hairdresser. 8:30 a.m. Zumba. 9 a.m. Manicurist, Tripoley, Artist Drop-in, Alteration’s with Anita. 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Video. 10 a.m. Chair Yoga, Embroidery. 10:15 a.m. Italian (Beginner). 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken Cacciatore, Lunch and a Movie: All Saints. 12:15 p.m. Pokeno, Canasta, Bridge. Trip: Calef’s General Store and Tuckaway Tavern, $5. ***** Thursday, March 8 8 a.m. Hairdresser, Exercise Room. 8:30 a.m. Zumba Gold. 8:45 a.m. Drumming with Jill. 9 a.m. Manicurist, Gentle Pilates, Stitch and Chat, My Life My Health sign up at GLSS. 9:15 a.m. Sit and Tone with Jill. 9:30 a.m. Geneology, Oriental Rug. 10 a.m. Yoga, Mah Jong Lesson, 10:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch. 11 a.m. Aerobic Dance with Alice. 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Fish Sandwich. 12:30 p.m. Bridge, Arthritis Pain Relief Exercises. ***** Friday, March 9 8 a.m. Exercise Room, Breakfast. 9 a.m. Blood Pressure, Hairdresser, Acrylic Painting. 9:15 a.m. Bingo. 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:30 a.m. Zumba, 11:15 a.m. Lunch: Mac and Cheese. ***** Monday, March 12 8 a.m. Exercise Room, Hairdresser. 8:30 a.m. Zumba with Alice. 8:45 a.m. Aerobics Video. 9 a.m. Walmart Shopping, Tax Prep, LaBlast Dance Fitness. 10 a.m. Creative Writing, Line Dance, Tap Dance, Sit & Tone with Darci. 11 a.m. Yoga. 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla. 12 p.m. Oil Painting, Bowling. 12:30 p.m. Mah Jong, Mexican Train, Computer (sign up). ***** Tuesday, March 13 8 a.m. Hairdresser, Exercise Room. 8:45 a.m. Exercise Under The Belt. 9 a.m. Blood Pressure, Do In Stretching. 9:15 a.m. Bingo. 9:30 a.m. Italian (Intermediate), Food Shopping, Friend’s Big Band Dance. 10 a.m. Tai Chi, Low Vision Support Group. 10:30 a.m. Scrabble. 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Meatloaf. 12:30 p.m. Computer Class-sign up, Bridge, Watercolor Class, Sing-along with Jim. SENIORS AND OPIOIDS ***** Wednesday, March 14 8:30 a.m. Exercise Room, Zumba, Hairdresser. 9 a.m. Manicurist, Tripoley, Artist Drop-in, Alteration’s with Anita. 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Video. 10 a.m. Chair Yoga, Embroidery, Dementia Awareness Day. 10:15 a.m. Italian (Beginner). 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast Turkey, Clergy Lunch. 12:15 p.m. Pokeno, Canasta, Bridge. Trip: Tour of Boston Public Library, $10. ***** PETER A. TORIGIAN SENIOR CENTER ***** Thursday, March 1 8 a.m. Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Quilting. 9:15 a.m. Whist. 9:30 a.m. Big Band Dancing, Painting (advanced). 10 a.m. Bridge, 1 a.m. Sing-a-Long. 2 p.m. Show Rehearsal. ***** Friday, March 2 8 a.m. Oil Painting (beginner), TOPS Weigh- In. 9 a.m. Aerobics, TOPS Meeting, Computer Help. 10:30 a.m. Grief/Loss Group. 11:15 a.m. Chair Yoga. 12 p.m. Open Art Studio. 12:30 p.m. Bingo. 1 p.m. Scrabble. ***** Monday, March 5 9 a.m. Aerobics, Duplicate Bridge. 10 a.m. Drill Team, Bridge. 11:15 a.m. Zumba. 12:30 p.m. Model Ship Building, Bingo. 1 p.m. Food Commodity. 2:30 p.m. Friends Board Meeting. ***** Tuesday, March 6 9 a.m. Peabody Kiosk. 9:15 a.m. Whist. 9:30 a.m. Exercise with Edye, Japanese Bunka. 10:30 a.m. Line Dancing. 11:30 a.m. Birthday Celebration. 12 p.m. Mah Jongg. 12:30 a.m. Crocheting and Knitting, Property Tax Exemptions Presentations. ***** Wednesday, March 7 9 a.m. Aerobics, Rug Hooking, Wood Carving, Sewing and Repair, Peabody Reacts. 10:15 a.m. Zumba. 12:30 p.m. Model Ship Building. 1 p.m. The media are filled with reports of widespread opioid abuse that has reached epidemic proportions. According to a recent study, about 38% of U.S. adults took legitimately prescribed opioids in 2015, which is four times the rate of prescribing in 1999. Perhaps not surprisingly, seniors comprise a sizable number of these prescriptions. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, nearly one-third of seniors enrolled in Medicare part D used prescription opioids in 2015. The reason is that acetaminophen is relatively ineffective for treating inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, while non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen raise the risk for gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly patients. So, American Geriatric Society guidelines recommend opioids for seniors with life-impairing moderate-to-severe chronic pain. It is no secret that as you age, you face greater risk of illness and injury. Seniors are more susceptible to injuries that require pain management, such as broken bones and chronic pain. Unfortunately, there are not many good options for treating pain in seniors. Seemingly benign drugs like ibuprofen or Advil can lead to serious bleeding, while being far less effective at treating pain than opioid or synthetic opioid painkillers. For more information, please call VILLAGE PHARMACY at 781-334-3133. We are located in the Colonial Shopping Center. Open” Mon.-Fri., 9-8; Sat. 9-5; and Sun. and holidays, 9-1:30. HINT: If opioids are the best option for relieving pain, seniors are advised to consult with their physicians about taking the lowest possible dose and minimizing any risks from taking the drugs. Colonial Shopping Center • 590 Main St. Lynnfield, MA 01940 • 781-334-3133 NARFE Meeting, Golden Agers Meeting. ***** Thursday, March 8 8 a.m. Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Quilting. 9:15 a.m. Whist. 9:30 a.m. Big Band Dancing, Painting (advanced), Walkin Blood Pressure. 10 a.m. Bridge. 12:30 p.m. Game Afternoon. 1 p.m. Sing-a-Long. 2 p.m. Show Rehearsal. ***** Friday, March 9 8 a.m. Painting (beginner), TOPS Weigh- In. 9 a.m. Aerobics, TOPS Meeting. 10:30 a.m. Grief/Loss Group. 11:15 a.m. Chair Yoga. 12 p.m. Open Art Studio. 12:30 p.m. Bingo. 2:30 p.m. Ping-Pong. ***** Monday, March 12 9 a.m. Aerobics, Duplicate Bridge, Tom Walsh’s Office Hours. 9:30 a.m. Podiatry. 10 a.m. Drill Team, Bridge. 11:15 a.m. Zumba. 12:30 p.m. Model Ship Building, Bingo. 2 p.m. Caregiver’s Support Group. ***** Tuesday, March 13 9 a.m. Peabody Kiosk, Huga-Bears. 9:15 a.m. Whist. 9:30 a.m. Exercise with Edye, Japanese Bunka, Library on the Road. 10:30 a.m. Line Dancing. 12 p.m. Mah Jongg. 12:30 p.m. Crocheting and Knitting, Party Set-up. 4 p.m. Drivers Meeting. ***** Wednesday, March 14 9 a.m. Aerobics, Rug Hooking, Wood Carving, Sewing and Repair. 10:15 a.m. Zumba. 12:30 p.m. Model Ship Building, Low Vision Group. St. Patty’s Day Party. ***** Thursday, March 15 8 a.m. Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Quilting. 9:15 a.m. Whist. 9:30 a.m. Big Band Dancing, Painting (advanced), Flower Show Trip. 10 a.m. Bridge. 1 p.m. Singa-Long. 2 p.m. Show Rehearsal. ***** Friday, March 16 8 a.m. Painting (beginner), TOPS Weigh-In. 9 a.m. Aerobics, TOPS Meeting, Tips and Topics, Computer Help. 11:15 a.m. Chair Yoga. 12 p.m. Open Art Studio, NARFE Meeting. 12:30 p.m. Bingo. 1 p.m. Scrabble. ***** Monday, March 19 9 a.m. Aerobics, Duplicate Bridge. 10 a.m. Drill Team, Bridge. 11:15 a.m. Zumba. 12:30 p.m. Model Ship Building, Bingo. ***** Tuesday, March 20 9 a.m. Peabody Kiosk, Hug-a-Bears. 9:15 a.m. Whist. 9:30 a.m. Exercise with Edye, Japanese Bunka. 10:30 a.m. Line Dancing. 12 p.m. Mah Jongg. 12:30 p.m. Crocheting and Knitting.

MARCH 1, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 PAGE 7 Sports Motivated Mitchell captures a silver in 1,000 By Anne Marie Tobin BOSTON — Sometimes a little bulletin board material can go a long way in the motivation department. Just ask Lynnfield High senior Kate Mitchell, a Boston College track and cross country commit. Early Saturday morning, Mitchell was on the team bus on her way to compete in the girls 1,000 meter run at the MIAA All-States Championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury when she decided to listen in to baystaterunning. com’s meet preview. “I couldn’t believe it when the guy doing the preview basically wrote me off,” she said. “He said I’d stand a much better chance if I ran the 600, but basically said I was an also-ran in the 1,000 and was unlikely to place. My mom had heard it, too, and both of us were a little surprised, to say the least, and it kind of stuck with me. It definitely gave me added motivation to run a good race and prove I could compete.” Well, Mitchell did that and more. She stuck to her game plan, in spite of the blistering pace set by winner and Yale University bound Samantha Friborg (2:49.26) of Lincoln- Sudbury, who took control early and coasted to a near-seven second win over Mitchell, who finished second in 2:56.00. With one lap to go, Mitchell stood in fourth place, but turned on the jets to pass every runner in PHOTOS | BAY STATERUNNING.COM Lauren Mitchell leads the way in the in the opening leg of the 4x400 relay in the Massachusetts all-states. front of her except Friborg to pick up the silver medal. “Friborg always goes out fast, I mean I overheard her talking before the race about her split goals and they were just ridiculous,” said Mitchell. “She wanted to do 2:17 at the 800 mark and was talking about 2:40 final, and I knew I just had to stick to my game plan, but I was surprised because I thought that a lot of girls would go out fast with her, but nobody did, and because I wasn’t expecting everyone else to be so slow, I kind of got stuck in lanes two and three, which isn’t ideal.” Mitchell said she realized this was probably the last lap of her high school on the Reggie Lewis track, which, at times, had been less than kind to her. As an upstart freshman three years ago, Mitchell went into the meet on the heels of a 3:03 1,000 at the Division 5 meet, only to meet disaster at All-States when she got tripped up rounding a corner and went down. She eventually finished a disappointing 24th (3:17.56). Fast forward to this season in the final meet of the day, the 4x400 relay. Freshman sister Lauren Mitchell ran the opening leg and kicked her way on the straightaway into second place, but had to make her way across the track to lane four (losing a few places) for a clean handoff to sister Ashley. Juliana Passatempo also ran a strong leg before handing the baton to Kate Mitchell for the anchor leg. In fifth place, it was nearly deja vu for Mitchell. “I couldn’t believe that I got clipped again,” she said. “It Kate Mitchell listened to a video preview by a local running website that didn’t seem to regard her very highly for the all-state 1,000. Mitchell responded by finishing second. wasn’t the same corner, but the opposite one, but I didn’t let it get to me. It was just blood and sweat but no tears, so I was okay.” Mitchell shrugged off the injury and dialed it up a notch on the final lap. “I knew had to take risks to get out ahead of the other two girls into second place and just said that if someone caught me I would be fine with that as I knew I had left it all on that track one final time.” Lynnfield finished the race a shade off its personal best time and finished 12th in 4:12.06. The Pioneers finished 21st of 54 teams with eight points. Mitchell has a couple of weeks off before she and the 4x400 relay team head to New York City for the 2018 New Balance Indoor Nationals March 9-11 at the Armory Track and Field Cente. Wrestlers have banquet and name new captains The Lynnfield/North Reading wrestling team wrapped up the 2017-2018 season Monday night with its annual awards banquet at the high school. The highlight of the banquet, as always, was the announcement of the captains for next year’s team. They are junior Dylan Reardon and sophomores Timmy Leggett, Stuart Glover and Sean McCullough. Now in its 14th year as a co-op program, the Black and Gold finished the dual meet season 9-18- 1. The team was very young this year and regularly filled a lineup that included 10 underclassmen and/or first or second year varsity wrestlers, yet the team showed great improvement through the season and had several strong finishes at major tournaments. The team placed four wrestlers in the Wakefield Lisitano Tournament and Pentucket Tournament, six wrestlers at the the Cape Ann League/ Northeastern Conference Championship Tournament and 12 wrestlers at the Cohasset Tournament. In the postseason, the Black and Gold finished 13th at the Division 2 North Sectional Tournament at Danvers High. Sophomore Timothy Leggett (3-2) placed third in the 132-pound division, while senior captain Anthony Wilkinson (2-2) placed fourth at 170 pounds. Senior captain Andrew DiPietro (2-2) and sophomore Sean McCullough (2-2) recorded fifth place finishes, with DiPietro wrestling at 152 pounds and McCullough, who has placed in all five tournaments this season, wrestling at 182 pounds. By virtue of their top-four finishes, Wilkinson and Leggett advanced to the Division II meet at Milton, where each finished 1-2 and were short of placing. Varsity letters were awarded to freshmen Jack Bird, Nik Marotta, Christian Real-Costa and Jack Ross; sophomores Stuart Glover, Chris Metrano, Leggett (2nd Cohasset, 3rd CAL/ NEC, 3rd Sectional), Daniel Ryan, Ciovanni Colucciello, Eric Benecke, McCullough (2nd Wakefield, 2nd Pentucket, 2nd Cohasset, 2nd Cal/NEC, 5th Sectional), Brandon Ouellette, Gerry Callagy, Greg Camier (6th Cohasset), Aidan Carucci and Steven Kane; junior Dylan Reardon; and seniors Josh Bedell (6th Wakefield, 4th Pentucket, 3rd Cohasse1hjuytain Kevin Farrelly (4th Pentucket, 2nd Cohasset, 4th CAL/NEC). McCullough and Wilkinson also earned Cape Ann League All League recognition. Bedell, Benecke, Camier, Farrelly, Marotta, and Wilkinson received first-year Iron Man Awards, while McCullough, Colucciello and Ryan were second-year Iron Man Award winners and DiPietro earned his fourth Iron Man award. PHOTO | CRAIG STONE Lynnfield/North Reading wrestling captains for the 2018-2019 season are, from left, Timmy Leggett, Stuart Glover, Sean McCullough and Dylan Reardon. Additional team awards were presented to Glover (70- point club), Colucciello (Most Desire), Bedell (90 Point Club, Most Takedowns), McCullough (100 Point Club, Outstanding Achievement), DiPietro (90- point club, Coaches Award), Wilkinson (Contributed Most, 100 Point Club, Most Pins, Most Wins, Most Points, John O’Donnell Team Spirit Award), and Farrelly (Unsung Hero, 100 Point Club, Fastest Fall).