News from the Somerville Council on Aging


Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Ongoing Art Exhibit beginning Monday,
January 27th through Friday, February 21st. View pastel portraits and micro-biographies of nine of Somerville’s older adults done by local artist Nancy Hall Brooks at the Holland Street Center,
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 6th: Diabetes Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of the Disease, Holland Street Center, 167 Holland Street. Patient Kirk Kenyon knows first-hand the challenges and obstacles to maintaining control of diabetes. Come hear his practical and inspiration presentation at 10 a.m. After the presentation, there is time for one-on-one counseling and education.

Friday, February 14th. SUPER BINGO at Holland Street Center.

Wednesday, Feburary 19th: Grandparents Day. This year’s theme is “Growing and Learning Together.” All children will have the opportunity to bring home their own plant and watch it grow. Special kid-friendly BINGO and lunch also on the program. Reservations required. Call Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register or for more information.


Welcome to our centers! Everyone 55+ is encouraged to join us for fitness, culture, films, lunch and Bingo. Our centers are open to everyone from Somerville and surrounding communities. Check out our calendar and give a call with any questions or to make a reservation! 617-625-6600 ext. 2300. Stay for lunch and receive free transportation.

All clubs and groups welcome new members.

Holland Street Center – 167 Holland Street
Ralph & Jenny Center – 9 New Washington Street
Cross Street Center – 165 Broadway

Trips and Events Corner:
Fiore Restaurant, Boston’s North End, Tuesday, February 18th.
Supper and Bingo at Hanscom Air Force Base, Wednesday, February 26th
Foxwoods, Monday, March 10th

Call Connie to register or for more information.

Wii Bowling League – at Holland Mondays at noon. Free. If you haven’t tried this -come as you will love it! No bowling ball but you still swing and hope for the best!
Zumba for All with Cheryl – at Holland – Wednesdays at 5:15 – 6:15 $3 or $15 for 6 classes. Come at the end of the day, after work – open to all.
Strengthening Exercise with Geoff – Tuesdays at 9:15 Holland and 9:30 Thursdays at R&J $3
Fit-4-Life LBT Tuesday and Thursday Evenings Fit-4-Life General Wednesday & Friday Mornings
Bowling at Flatbreads Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Events (Open to all ages):

Holland Street Café – February 10th. Local restaurant TBD. Vegetarian options always provided. RSVP a6 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Movies to Come Out To: February 12th. Meal from Vinnie’s Ristorante. Price $6. RSVP by February 10th. Movie TBA.

LBT Women Fit-4-Life Fitness and Nutrition Classes. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. $10 a month with scholarships available.

Ralph & Jenny Center Events

Ralph and Jenny Center will be open four days a week (Mon-Thurs) beginning Monday, January 27th!

Cards and Games hour at Ralph & Jenny at 10:00 am every day the center is open (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Come join your friends or make some new ones. Cards, Scrabble and Cribbage.

Do you crochet or would you like to learn? Thursdays at 10:45 am. At Ralph & Jenny Center. Join a great group in learning to crochet or share your projects you are working on.

Strengthening Exercises with Geoff. 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday.

BINGO every day at 12:45.

Cross Street Center Events:
Center open every Tuesday and Wednesday.

English Conversation group meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 and Wednesday morning at 10:30. All welcome.
Enjoy conversation, and stay for lunch with new friends from all over the world.

Holland Street Center Events
10:30 Moonlighters
11:30 Lunch
1:00 Fit-4-Life C

9:15 Strengthening Exercise
10:00 SHINE by appt.
11:30 Lunch
6:00 Fit 4 Life LBT

8:45 Fit 4 Life A
9:00 Fit 4 Life B
11:30 Lunch
1:00 Fit 4 Life C
5:15 Zumba for All

10:00 Current Events
11:30 Lunch
12:45 BINGO
6:00 Fit 4 Life LBT

Book club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The book for February is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.”
11:30 Lunch
12:45 BINGO
Special SUPER BINGO on Friday, February 14th. Reservations a must.

Check out our Facebook site for photos from our events and exercise and
tips for everyday healthy living at

2 thoughts on “News from the Somerville Council on Aging”

  1. what is your mailing address and fax number. I have a probate court publication for your newspaper and can find no information in the yellow pages via 411 information or via the computer. thank you!

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