Here’s the latest news from the Bellingham Senior Center. 


Some headlines:


  1. Valentine’s Day:  Join the party at the Senior Center!  Friday, February 14, noon.  Soup, sandwiches, desserts, entertainment, friends and great conversation.  FREE, but please call ahead.
  2. Senior Medicare Patrol:  Protect yourself from Medicare fraud.  Monday, February 10, noon.  We’ll share tools to become a better educated, engaged healthcare consumer.  Presentation is FREE; lunch will be available for $1.
  3. Pigeons and The Military:  How have these birds assisted the military over the years?  Thursday, February 13, 5pm.  First of a new four-part, monthly series from Backyard Birders and Beyond.  FREE
    1. Enhance Fitness:  Join us for this proven fitness and arthritis management program.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday the week of February 24; 8-9am.  Pick a day and explore with a FREE demo class.
  4. Movies that Matter:  The First Wives Club.  Thursday, February 20, 3pm.  Provocative movie that we will have time to discuss.  FREE (including popcorn).


Folks should contact the Senior Center at (508) 966-0398 for more information about any of these programs and to reserve their spot.


Stocks continue to take a beating on Wall Street amid worries over the coronavirus. The major indexes logged their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis with the Dow down more than a thousand points earlier in the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 357 points to close at 25-409. The S&P 500 fell 24 points to 29-54. The Nasdaq gained less than a point to end the session at 85-67.        The U.S. is set to sign a deal with the Taliban to set the stage for ending America's longest war. President Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [[ POM-pay-oh ]] to Qatar to witness the signing of a peace deal. The two sides have been fighting since 2001 and ending the Afghanistan War is one of Trump's 2016 campaign promises.       Bernie Sanders is attacking President Trump for holding a campaign rally instead of taking action on the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking to supporters in South Carolina, Sanders said the virus outbreak is "very frightening" and President Trump is not doing enough to collaborate with scientists and world leaders. He called Trump's efforts "pathetic."        Elizabeth Warren is making a last-minute appeal to South Carolinians before the state's primary. Speaking to supporters in Greenville, the Massachusetts senator said voters have the chance to build an America that brings out the best of our values. Warren touted herself as the woman who is going to beat President Trump. She called the past three years of Trump's administration "rugged" and voters need to get rid of him.       Harvey Weinstein is reportedly being treated for chest pains after being convicted of rape and sexual assault on Monday. NBC 4 New York reports the disgraced movie mogul will remain in custody until his sentencing on March 11th and will not ask to be released before then. He faces up-to-25-years in prison.       A group of people are planning to get married on Leap Day at a mass wedding ceremony in Hell, Michigan. The Reverend Yvonne Williams, who is officiating, says, "When you get married in Hell, there's nowhere for your marriage to go but up." The ceremony will fittingly take place at 2:29 p.m.