Jennifer Holiday & The Boston Pops! Tuesday, June 3rd –Jennifer Holiday made an indelible impression on audiences as the original Effie and Dreamgirls with her show-stopping, heart wrenching performance of “And
I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going,” earning both a Tony Award & a Grammy. See her perform with The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. The price is $52.00 which includes your transportation and seat at the performance. SEATING IS LIMITED! Check in time is 7:00 P.M. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 10:30 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or with additional questions.
Barbeque: Monday, June 9th – 11:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. For a $1.50 donation, you can enjoy a BBQ sponsored by Elder Services. RSVP is a must so please call Flo or Ana at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 if you would like to join us.
Barbeque: Tuesday, June 10th – 11:30 A.M. at the Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. For a $1.50 donation, you can enjoy a BBQ sponsored by Elder Services. RSVP is a must so please call Kim at 617-666-5223 if you would like to join us.
Suffolk Downs: Wednesday, June 11th – and they’re off…………………Come join us for a relaxing day of live horse racing, dine on a delicious buffet in the clubhouse and award the jockey with a trophy for the race that is named after the SCOA. Check in times are 10:15 A.M. at Holland Street & 10:30 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 5:30 P.M. $31.00 per person – please contact Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or for additional information. Additional trips to Suffolk Downs scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th and Wednesday, September 17th.
The Holland Street Farmer’s Market is back! Starting Thursday, June 19th and every Thursday following until November 1st. From 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. The Mobile Farmer’s Market will be at our Holland Street Center. Fresh Produce at affordable prices for older adults (55+) – WIC, SNAP, EBT and Farmers Market Coupons accepted and if you use one of these methods of payment you receive 50% off.
Travelling Chef – Panini Day: Thursday, June 12th – 11:30 A.M at our Holland Street Center. For $1.50 donation, you can join us as the travelling chef makes fresh paninis. RSVP is a must so please call Flo or Ana to reserve your space at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.
Venus De Milo & The Temptations: Thursday, June 12th – That’s right folks The Temptations! Their hits include My Girl, Just my Imagination and Papa was a Rolling Stone just to name a few. Meal choice of Chicken or Haddock – includes dessert & coffee /tea. Check in time is 9:00 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 5:15 P.M. $79.00 per person. Please contact Flo or Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP, meal choice or additional information.
Castle Island: Friday, June 13th – Another great opportunity to get a little exercise and meet other seniors as we spend the day walking around historic Castle Island located in South Boston. Don’t feel like walking? Come, sit back, relax and enjoy the weather. Check In time is 10:00 A.M. at our Holland Street Center and 10:15 A.M. at the Ralph & Jenny Center. Approximate return time is 2:00 P.M. A $5.00 transportation fee is required. Please contact Flo or Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you should have additional questions. Do not forget to pack a lunch (or you can purchase one at the famous Sillivan’s takeout) and SUNSCREEN.
Nutrition Fair: Monday, June 16th – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at our Holland Street Center. Health & Nutrition information as well as resources – Demonstrations & Recipe tips – Free samples, give aways and door prizes.
A Cape Ann Explorer: Wednesday, July 9th – For a price of $69.00 you will enjoy a scenic cruise on the Essex River followed by wandering the shops of Pigeon Cove in Rockport and the culinary delights of Chef Manny at Azorean. Luncheon choices are lobster casserole, baked haddock or braised beef. Check in time is 8:00 A.M. at Holland Street and 8:30 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny. Approximate return time is 4:30 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you should have any questions.
Quaking Up! Duck Adventures: Wednesday, July 16th – For a price of $77.00 you will enjoy a historical adventure of Portland, Maine with the Downeast Duck Adventures, the Amphibious Vessels that show Portland by land and by sea. Then you will be off to the Dunstan School Restaurant, which features, “Maine’s finest All You Can Eat Buffet” with over 100 items including salads, seafood, shellfish, roasts, hot & cold entrees and dessert. Finally, you will be visiting When Pigs Fly Bakery where you can taste test and purchase their fresh artisan breads. Check in time is 7:00 A.M. at Holland Street and 7:30 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 5:30 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you have additional questions.
Sand Sculptures – Revere Beach: Friday, July 18th – Enjoy a morning on the beach, take your time, lounge around and take in the spectacular sand sculptures. Check in time is 9:00 A.M. at Holland Street and 9:15 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 1:00 P.M. $10. Fee – Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you need additional information.
PLAY BALL! Tour Fenway Park & Take in a Red Sox Game: Monday, July 28th – For a price of $75.00 you will take a tour of the Nation’s oldest & most historic ballpark, home of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox. The tour of Fenway includes visiting the press box, the Green Monster and the retired numbers atop the Right Field Roof Deck. After the tour, enjoy dinner on your own followed by a night game against the Toronto Blue Jays. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Check in at Holland Street at 2:45 P.M. with an approximate return time of 11:00 P.M. For more information and to RSVP please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.
Foster’s Clambake: Monday, August 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.
Lowell Spinners: Thursday, August 28th – For just $31.00 you receive your transportation, seating, all you can eat BBQ and a night of America’s favorite pastime – Baseball! Check in time is 4:00 P.M. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 10:00 P.M. Game time is 7:05 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or for additional information.
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival – Sunday, September 7th – Trip includes transportation ONLY. You are responsible for lunch, shopping & the $5. admission fee. There is a lot of walking, eating and shopping so put on your best walking shoes and bring your appetite. You will be able to try every kind of seafood imaginable for a very affordable price. Check in time is 10:00 A.M. at the Holland Street Center with an approximate return time of 6:00 P.M. Please contact Flo or Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you have any questions.
FREE HEARING SCREENING
The Somerville Council on Aging along with Mass Audiology will be having FREE HEARING SCREENING as well as FREE Hearing Aide Clean & Check. Do you have questions regarding your hearing or hearing devices? Screening is by appointment only so please call and schedule yours. Contact Suzanne Norton at 617-625-6600 Ext.2300
Monday, June 30th from 10:30 to 11:45 A.M. at our Holland Street Center, 167 Holland Street.
Wednesday, June 11th from 10:00 to 11:15 A.M. at our Ralph & Jenny Center, 9 New Washington Street.
Wednesday, June 11th from 12:30 to 1:30 at our Cross Street Center, 165 Broadway.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
The trip to the Taj Mahal Resort in Atlantic City scheduled for October is SOLD OUT.
The Tanglewood trip scheduled in July is SOLD OUT.
The June 4th lunch at the Highlander Café is SOLD OUT.
The Twin River trip scheduled for June 16th is SOLD OUT.
The May 28th Supper & Bingo at Hanscom is SOLD OUT.
On Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day all centers will be closed.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Afternoon at the Movies – Mark your calendars: June 30th for Captain Phillips.
For Thursday, July 3rd when the City of Somerville will be holding its annual July 4th celebration at Trum Field.
The Mayor’s Annual Picnic is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6th.
Suffolk Downs – Wednesday, August 20th & Wednesday, September 17th. See above for details.
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.
LGBT Lunch – Monday, June 9th – 11:30 A.M. The next LGBT Lunch is scheduled for Monday, June 9th – BBQ provided by Elder Services. Suggested contribution of $1.50 – RSVP required no later than noontime on Friday, June 6th.
LGBT Dinner & Movie night – June 16th – June’s “Movie to Come Out To” will be Milk starring Sean Penn. A yet to be determined dinner starts at 5:30 P.M. – Cost is $6.00 – RSVP required no later than noontime Friday, June 13th.
LGBT Advisory Group – Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our next meeting is Monday, June 9th at 4:30 P.M.
*If you require additional information or have any questions regarding the LGBT Lunch, Dinner & Movie or the Advisory Group please contact Maureen Bastardi at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2316 or email her at MBastardi@Somervillema.gov
LBT Women Fit-4-Life – Fitness and Nutrition Classes. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 P.M. $10 a month fee – scholarships available & it just might be covered under your insurance. We have available slots and would love to have you. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our Health & Wellness Coordinator, Chris Kowaleski at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.
Hear Me Out results in new friendships and story
recordings. Some LGBT Advisory Board members
partnered with students from Somerville High School’s
Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA) and Tufts University, to
participate in an intergenerational oral histories program.
“Hear Me Out” brought members together in a group
setting at the Central Library for conversations about their
experiences as members of the LGBT community living
Somerville. Each older adult was partnered with a younger
participant. The new pair then spoke about the differences
between their generations, all the while finding connections
in the stories they told. The recordings of these oral
histories are now part of StoryCorps, the largest oral
history project of its kind, and will be available soon.
Contact us for more details. Heartfelt thanks to the
Somerville High School Gay Straight Alliance, Tufts
University LGBT Center, the Somerville Public Library,
and Simmons School of Social Work for their support.
Men’s Group – Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. This group is led by our volunteer, Norbert DeAmato. Are you recently retired? Looking to connect with other men in the community? Join our men’s group where you can connect with old friends and make new ones. All men 55 and over are welcome. Come chat about what’s on your mind! If you have any questions or require additional information please give us a call at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.
Caregiver Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. This group is led by our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton. Are you caring for a parent, relative, spouse or close friend? Feeling isolated or overwhelmed? You are not alone! Come share your experience and practical support. Open to all and new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 and ask to speak to Suzanne.
Veterans Group – Meets the third Monday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. This group is led by our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton. Are you a veteran? The Veterans Group is the perfect opportunity to socialize, have solidarity, to reminisce and to meet other veterans. If you are interested or require additional information, please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 and ask for Suzanne.
Low Vision Support Group – Meets the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. This group is led by our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton. Do you know someone who has trouble seeing? Do you have low vision? Join our Low Vision Support Group for educational and informative information and peer support in a confidential environment. Lunch and transportation may be available on request. Please call Suzanne at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 if you are interested in attending, have any questions or require additional information.
Current Events Group – Meets every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. This group is led by our Social Worker intern, Simone Martell. Join a group of your peers to discuss current events. Please call us at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 for additional information or if you have any questions.
Book Club – Meets the first Friday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. This group is led by Senior Project Manager, Janine Lotti. Join this group to read and discuss a different book each month. In most cases, copies of the book are available in the COA office. Contact Janine at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2321 or JLotti@Somervillema.gov if you require additional information.
Gardening Club – Meets the second Monday of each month starting at 9:00 A.M. and running for an hour most times. This group is led by our volunteer, Vilma Sullivan. A different topic each month ranging from gardening tips & secrets to inexpensive “greenhouses.” Please contact Senior Project Manager, Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2321 or JLotti@Somervillema.gov if you have any questions or require additional 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: located at 167 Holland Street
(between Davis Square and Teele Square)
Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
617-625-6600 Ext. 2300
Cross Street Center: located at 165 Broadway
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(617) 625-6600 Ext. 2335
Ralph and Jenny Center: located at 9 New Washington Street,
(behind the Holiday Inn)
Monday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
STAY ACTIVE: Weekly Exercise Class Schedule
Holland = (H) Ralph & Jenny = (RJ) Cross Street = (C)
Wii Bowling, noon, Free. (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group C, 1:00 P.M. (H)
Strengthening, 9:15 A.M., $3 per class (H)
Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Free, 1:00 P.M., (H)
LBT Fit 4 Life*, 6:00 P.M., (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group A, 8:45 A.M (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group B, 9:00 A.M. (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group C, Noon (H)
Bowling @ Flatbreads, 1:00 P.M., $10/week for shoes and dues
Zumba for All, 5:15 P.M., $3 per class (H)
Strengthening, 9:30 A.M., $3 per class (RJ)
LBT Fit 4 Life*, 6:00 P.M.
Fit 4 Life* Group A, 8:45 A.M.
Fit 4 Life* Group B, 9:00 A.M.
Fit 4 Life* Group C 12:00 P.M.
*All Fit 4 Life classes are $10/month and require pre-registration.
Holland = (H) Ralph & Jenny = (RJ) Cross Street = (C)
Monday, May 26
All Centers Closed – Holiday – Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 27
9:00 Mudflat Pottery (C)
10:00 SHINE by appointment (H)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)
12:00 Computer Tutorial with Norbert (by appointment only) (H)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
Wednesday, May 28
10:00 English Conversation (C)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ, C)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
Hanscom Air Force Base
Thursday, May 29
10:00 Current Events (H)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (H, RJ)
Friday, May 30
11:30 Lunch (H)
12:45 Bingo (H)