Somerville Council on Aging weekly press outreach

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SAVE THE DATE:
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

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.

Fiore’s Restaurant: Wednesday, June 25th – Join us for a delicious lunch at Fiore’s located in Boston’s North End. A choice of Chicken Parm, Salmon or Eggplant Parm for $25.00 – Check in time is 10:45 A.M. at the Holland Street Center and 11:00 A.M. at the Ralph & Jenny Center with an approximate return time of 3:00 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Technology & Coffee: Monday, July 7th – Come for coffee & pastry – 10:30 A.M. at the Holland Street Center and meet, Meena Jain, the Somerville Public Library’s new Technology Librarian. Meena is getting ready to offer classes for our older adults and she wants to hear what you are interested in learning. $2.00 suggested donation.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

All slots for the Free Hearing Screening are BOOKED.

The trip to Castle Island rescheduled for June 27th is SOLD OUT.

The Tanglewood trip scheduled in July is SOLD OUT.

The Cape Ann Explorer trip scheduled for July 9th is SOLD OUT.

The trip to Foxwoods on July 22nd is SOLD OUT.

The trip to the Taj Mahal Resort in Atlantic City scheduled for October is SOLD OUT.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

ALL CENTERS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JULY 4th

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.

LGBT EVENTS

LGBT Lunch – Monday, July 14th – 11:30 A.M. The next LGBT Lunch is scheduled for Monday, June 9th –Lunch provided by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. Suggested contribution of $2.00 – RSVP required no later than noontime on Friday, July 11th.

LGBT Dinner & Movie night – July 21st – Yet to be determined Dinner & Movie – more information to follow.

LGBT Advisory Group – Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our next meeting is Monday, July 14th 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.

GROUP INFORMATION*

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.

Brain Games – Meets the first Tuesday of each month starting at 10:00 A.M. This group is led by our volunteers Eileen Jones & Jan Ciganelli. Engaging as a group in brain healthy activities. Proven that keeping the mind active can actually reverse the signs of aging and improve memory and cognitive functioning. Contact the main office at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to sign up!

*All these groups meet at our Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street

GROUP INFORMATION

English Conversations – Meets every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. This group is led by Ana Price, our Cross Street Director. No books, no tests, no stress – just a great group of older adults from all over the world who help each other to listen, speak and learn English.

IMPORTANT NEWS

The Somerville Council on Aging in conjunction with the Somerville Fire Department are distributing and installing free, new smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors to eligible Somerville older adults as part of the Senior SAFE Program. If you are an older adult (60 years of age or older) and live in Somerville (own or rent) please contact Maureen Bastardi, Outreach Worker at the Somerville Council on Aging at 617-625-6600, Ext. 2300 to find out how to get yours.

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
(East Somerville)
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
(617) 625-6600 Ext. 2335

Ralph and Jenny Center: located at 9 New Washington Street,
(behind the Holiday Inn)
Monday through Thursday 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(617) 666-5223

STAY ACTIVE: Weekly Exercise Class Schedule
Holland = (H) Ralph & Jenny = (RJ) Cross Street = (C)

Mondays:
Wii Bowling, noon, Free. (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group C, 1:00 P.M. (H)

Tuesdays:
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)

Wednesdays:
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)

Thursdays:
Strengthening, 9:30 A.M., $3 per class (RJ)
LBT Fit 4 Life*, 6:00 P.M.

Fridays:
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.
Upcoming Schedule
Holland = (H) Ralph & Jenny = (RJ) Cross Street = (C)

Monday, June 23rd
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Tuesday, June 24th
10:00 Brain Games (H)
10:00 English Conversation (C)
10:00 SHINE by appointment only (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, June 25
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 English Conversation(C)
11:30 Lunch (H,RJ,C)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Thursday, June 26
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)
1:00 Farmers Market (H)

Friday, June 27th
Lunch(H)
Bingo (H)

Monday, June 30th
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:30 Afternoon at the Movies: Captain Phillips
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Tuesday, July 1st
10:00 SHINE by appointment only (H)
10:00 English Conversations (C)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 Brain Games (H)
10:00 Men’s Group (H)
11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)
12:00 Computer tutorial with Norbert (by appointment only) (H)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Wednesday, July 2nd
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 English Conversations (C)
11:30 Lunch (H, C, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Thursday, July 3rd
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 Current Events (H)
11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
1:00 Farmers Market (H)
Fireworks at Trum Field

Friday, July 4th
ALL CENTERS CLOSED

DID YOU KNOW?

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