Somerville Council on Aging SAVE THE DATE: Some exciting events in the coming weeks:


Holiday Inn Dance: Monday, March 24th – 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – 30 Washington Street – $20.00 – Come
and enjoy a terrific lunch, with good music and wonderful friends. To RSVP and for more information please contact Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Book Club: Friday, April 4th – The book club meets the first Friday of each month, except for holiday weeks. April’s book is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka – The story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In most cases, copies of the book are available in the COA office. Contact Janine for details at 617-615-6600 Ext. 2321 or email her at

Twin River Casino: Tuesday, April 15th – Located in Lincoln, RI – $22.00 cost which includes Motorcoach Bus transportation, $10.00 Free Bonus Play and a $7.00 food credit. Check in time 8:30 A.M. at the Holland Street Center and 8:45 A.M. at the Ralph & Jenny Center. Approximate return time – 6:30 P.M. – Please contact Flo or Connie for more information or to RSVP – 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA: May 4th to May 10th – A 7-day / 6-night tour of the rolling greens of these two beautiful cities. The tour includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, all hotel accommodations and hotel tax. $696.00 per person double occupancy – $921.00 single. For more details, to RSVP or if you have any questions please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.


Low Vision Support Group – Do you know someone who has trouble seeing? Do you have low vision? Join the Somerville Council on Aging Low Vision Support Group beginning Tuesday, March 11th (running the 2nd Tuesdays of each month.) – From 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. at the Holland Street Center – 167 Holland Street. Lunch and transportation may be available on request. Contact Suzanne at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Movies are Back! Beginning this month, we will show feature movies on the last Monday of each month. Mark your calendars: March 31st, April 28th, June 30th. The movie for May will be on the third Monday, May 19th. For more information and to sign up, contact Connie at (617) 625-6600, ext. 2300.


An ongoing collaboration with the Somerville Fire Department has resulted in a program to distribute and install free, new smoke alarms in eligible households. For more information and an application, call us at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.


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.

Please note that due to construction the Cross Street Center and its events have been CANCELLED – the Center is scheduled to reopen on March 25th.

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:

Bingo scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th at the Hanscom Air Force Base is sold out.

The next supper & bingo at Hanscom Air Force Bases is schedule for Wednesday, March 19th. If you have any questions or require additional information please contact Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.


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 – Next lunch will be Monday, March 10th. Please RSVP to 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Movies to Come Out To: The next Movie night is scheduled for Monday, March 17th. This month’s movie is “Behind the Candelabra” starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. RSVP by the 14th of March to Maureen at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

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

LBGT Advisory Group – We meet the 4th Monday of each month. Our next meeting is Monday, March 24th at 4:30 P.M.

Ralph & Jenny Center Events

Ralph and Jenny Center will be open four days a week (Mon-Thurs) beginning Monday, February 3rd!

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:

Please note that due to construction the Cross Street Center and its events have been CANCELLED – The Cross Street Center is scheduled to reopen on March 25h.

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

8:45 Fit 4 Life A
9:00 Fit 4 Life B
11:30 Lunch
12:45 BINGO

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