Somerville COA Weekly Updates & Information


Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Afternoon at the Movies: Monday 31st q
– Holland Street Atrium – 12:30 P.M. The first movie in our Afternoon at the Movies – Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Rated PG-13 – Please contact Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or for additional information.

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

Culinary Arts Luncheon: Tuesday, April 8th – Doors will open at 10:45 A.M. – The Highlander Café is located at the atrium of Somerville High School, which is located closest to the library. There is limited seating and a cost of $9.00 with a choice of Scallops or Chicken Parmesan. Contact Connie for more information and to RSVP at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Wednesday, April 9th – The Somerville Council on Aging will be showing our appreciation to all our volunteers.

Holiday Inn Dance: Monday, April 14th – 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.

Foster’s Clambake: Monday, Auguest 18th – Join us as we go off to the beaches of York, Maine. We transform one of Maine’s best known facilities for lobster into our very own clambake. Meal choices include lobster, BBQ chicken or a vegetarian meal. Meals also include chowder, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, rolls & butter, dessert, coffee, tea, iced tea or lemonade. $62.00 per person -Check in time 9:00 A.M. at Holland Street and 9:15 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny Center. Approximate return time is 5:00 P.M. For more information & to RSVP please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Extension 2300.

Taj Mahal Resort & Casino: Monday, October 13th – Wednesday, October 15th – This resort which is located on the broadwalk in Atlantic City has world class restaurants, non-stop entertainment and a dazzling array of shops. Trip includes: Motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging & $45.- Slot Dollars. $222.- per person double occupancy or $344.- single. A $50.- deposit per person on or before May 5th is required. For more information or if you should have any questions, please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.


The Dance scheduled for Monday, March 24th at the Holiday Inn has been CANCELLED.

The Twin Rivers trip scheduled for April 15th is SOLD OUT.

The Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA trip scheduled for May 4th to May 10th is SOLD



Afternoon at the Movies – Beginning this month, we will show feature movies on the last Monday of each month. Mark your calendars: March 31st for Last Vegas, April 28th for Lee Daniel’s The Butler, May 19th for Enough Said and June 30th for Captain Phillips.



Mayor’s 5th Annual Fitness Challenge: The SCOA will be at hosting a table at the Saturday, March 29th and Thursday, April 3rd events – encouraging our seniors to participate and informing people on the Health & Wellness programs we have to offer. For more information on the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge please contact Director of Community Relations, Carlene Campbell-Hegarty, at 617-625-6600 x2615, or – If you have any questions for the Somerville Council on Aging please contact us at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Somerville Fire Department: 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.



LBT Women Fit-4-Life – Fitness and Nutrition Classes. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 P.M. $10 a month with scholarships available – please contact Chris at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300 for more information. We have available slots and would love to have you.

LGBT Advisory Group – Will now meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our next meeting is Monday, April 14th at 4:30 P.M. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Board please contact Maureen at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 or email

The Somerville Council on Aging LGBT Advisory Group has decided to postpone the Dinner / Dance originally scheduled for the 6th of June. When the Group decides on a new date we will be sure to keep you posted.

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


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.


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? How about knitting? A new group will be starting on April 3rd and continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 A.M. Join a great group in learning to crochet & knit or share your projects you are working on. Please bring your own yarn & needles for now.

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

BINGO every day at 12:45.


Center open every Tuesday and Wednesday.

English Conversation group meets every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. All welcome.
Enjoy conversation, and stay for lunch with new friends from all over the world.


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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