Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

   
  
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Berklee College of Music – Fabulous array of vocal, cabaret and instrumental performances – dates are as follows:

Monday, December 7th “Cabaret” – 8:00 P.M.

Monday, December 14th: “Backgrounds and Beyond” – 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday, December 15th “Berklee Marimba Concert” – 3:30 P.M.

These events are free & pre-registration is required. Very limited seating. Please call Janine Lotti at 617- 625-6600, ext. 2300 for details and to sign up.

 

De-cluttering for the Holidays –Friday, November 13th – 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. at our Holland Street Center. Want some tips and tricks to stay on top of your clutter? Then these workshops are for you. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register.  

 

Monthly Breakfast – Community Conversation on race & racism – Monday, November 9th – 9:00 -11:00 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. The Community Conversations series brings residents together to discuss important social issues. This series will focus on race & racism. Come share your experience and voice your concerns. RSVP is a must – please call Connie or Josephine at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.  

 

Panini Day – Tuesday, November 10th – 11:30 A.M. at our Ralph & Jenny Center – Please call Kim at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 by November 6th to make your reservation.

 

Manhattan Dolls at the Common Man Inn – Tuesday, November 10th – Plymouth, NH – For a fee of $81.- you have a choice between Yankee Pot Roast or Baked Meat Lasagna includes, bread, salad, pasta salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade cheesecake, coffee and tea. Then the Manhattan Dolls will sing through the decades, from the 30s to the 60s. Check in is 8:45 A.M. at our Holland Street Center and 9:00 A.M. at our Ralph & Jenny Center with an approximate return time of 5:00 P.M. Please contact Connie or Kim at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300 to reserve your spot or if you should have any questions.

 

Foundations of Knowledge Lecture Series – Monday, November 16th, 10:00 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. “History, Memory, Identity” featuring the compelling photographic work of Somerville Artist and Photographer, Dana Mueller. For details, additional information or to register please contact Janine Lottie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.  

 

Planning for the Future – Monday, November 16th – at our Holland Street Center from 5:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Planning for the future can be difficult and hopefully this workshop will make it easier. There will be a financial planner, an attorney and a funeral professional present. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register.

 

Panini Day – Tuesday, November 17th – 11:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. Please call Judy at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 by November 6th to make your reservation.  

 

Mind Full, or Mindful? Monday, November 30th – 9:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. This is a free workshop. Mindfulness & Stress Management – when you are mindful, you focus active, open attention on the present. You observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them. Come practice and learn more with Patty Contente, LICSW. Please contact Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register or for more information.

 

A Christmas Carol –Tuesday, December 1st – At the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood. Be entertained by a performance of A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Christmases, Past, Present and Future. Meal choices are Holiday Chicken with Potato and Vegetable or Baked Meat Lasagna – includes: salad, bread, dessert, coffee and tea. Departing our Holland Street Center at 9:30 A.M. and our Ralph & Jenny Center at 10:00 A.M. with an approximate return time of 5:00 P.M. For additional information or to reserve your spot please contact Connie or Kim at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300.

 

Third Annual Multicultural Day at Cross Street Center—Thursday, December 3rd – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learn more about the many languages, music, foods, and cultures of Somerville’s older adults. Call Janine no later than November 23rd at (617) 625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information or to sign up.
Holiday Bazaar – Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at our Holland Street Center.
La Salette Shrine – Thursday, December 17th – departing Holland Street at 9:30 A.M. and our Ralph & Jenny Center at 10:00 A.M. with an approximate return time of 8:00 P.M. There is a $40.- fee which includes transportation, a chicken dinner with all the fixings at Wright’s Chicken Farm, Father Pat’s concert (an hour of traditional holiday music), and the amazing Festival of Lights. Please call Connie at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.

 

Illumination of Lights Tour – Saturday, December 19th – Check-in time is 4:15 P.M. at the High School Concourse. Hop on the trolley and be amazed at the Holiday Lights in Somerville. Fee is $5 For more information or to reserve your spot please call Connie at 617-625-6600, Ext. 2300.

 

Mind Full or Mindful? Painting as a Tool for Stress Management and Wellness – Monday, January 11th – 10:00 at our Holland Street Center – This free workshop is back by popular demand. Please contact Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register or for additional information. Space is limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ EVENTS

 

LGBTQ Advisory Group – Monday, November 9th – 4:30 P.M. in the conference room located at our Holland Street Center. We are looking for new members and would love to have you as part of our group. This group meets the 2nd Monday of every month excluding City Holidays and snow emergencies.  

 

LGBTQ Holiday Party – Tuesday, December 1st – 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland Street (Davis Square), Somerville – Thanks to the generosity of Johnny D’s the wine & cheese tasting Holiday party is our gift to you. There is no charge for this event but you must RSVP as an accurate head count is a must. Please RSVP by noontime on November 23rd to Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2316 or email MBastardi@Somervillema.gov

 

*If you require additional information or have any questions regarding the LGBTQ 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULE

Holland Street Center= (H)​Ralph & Jenny Center= (JR)​Cross Street Center=(C)

 

Mondays:

12:00 Nutrition Counseling with Mimi (H)

1:00 Fit-4-Life Group C (H)

 

Tuesdays:

9:15 Strengthening – $3 per class (H)

1:00 Fit-4-Life (C)

6:00 LBT Fit-4-Life* (H)

 

Wednesdays:

8:45 Fit-4-Life Group A (H) – Exercise

9:00 Fit-4-Life Group B (H) – Nutrition

10:00 Fit-4-Life Group B (H) – Exercise

10:00 Fit-4-Life Group A (H) – Nutrition

12:00 Fit-4-Life Group C (H) – Nutrition

1:00 Fit-4-Life Group C (H) – Exercise

5:15 Zumba for All – $3 per class (H)

 

Thursdays:

9:00 Yoga (H) (5 week series)

9:30 Strengthening – $3 per class (RJ)

11:15 Fit-4-Life (C)

6:00 LBT Fit-4-Life*(H)

 

Fridays:

8:45 Fit-4-Life Group A (H) – Exercise

10:00 Fit-4-Life Group B (H) – Exercise

11:00 Nutrition Counseling with Mimi (H)

 

*All Fit-4-Life classes are $10 per month and require pre-registration

** Walking and Talking Group is on hiatus until springtime.

***Dalcroze Eurhythmics is on hiatus until January 2016.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

 

Friendly Caller Program

Do you know someone who could benefit from a friendly call? Maybe you are feeling isolated and want someone to talk to – or you just want someone to listen. Please call Natasha at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300 to sign up for our “Friendly Caller” Program.  

 

Please note that the Fit-4-Life Walking & Talking Group is on hiatus until Spring Time. We will keep you posted.

 

Please note that Dalcroze Eurhythmics is on hiatus until January.

 

Please note that all centers are closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner with Mayor Curtatone scheduled for Saturday, November 14th is BOOKED SOLID.

 

The Holiday celebration at the Winter Hill Yacht Club scheduled for Monday, December 14th is BOOKED SOLID.

 

The trip to Atlantic City scheduled for January 10th, 11th & 12th of 2016 is SOLD OUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP INFORMATION*

Men’s Group – Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. This group is facilitated 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 is 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. Our Social Worker, Natasha Naim, facilitates this group. 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 Natasha.
Veterans Group – Meets the third Monday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton, facilitates this group. 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. Our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton, facilitates this group. 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. Our Social Worker, Natasha Naim, facilitates this group. Join a group of your peers to discuss current events. Please call Natasha 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. Senior Project Manager, Janine Lotti, facilitates this group. Group members choose both fiction and non-fiction titles on a quarterly basis. Books are available on reserve at the Central Branch of the Somerville Library. 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. Our volunteer, Vilma Sullivan, facilitates this group. 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.
The Moonlighters – Meets every Monday at 10:30 A.M. and runs September through June. Led by Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy DelPonte, the Moonlighters are an older version of the SunSetters. If you like to sing then this group is for you. Sometimes taking their skills on the road. Contact our main office at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 if you should require additional information.
Brain Games – Meets the first Tuesday of each month starting at 10:00 A.M. This group is facilitated 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!
Senior Housing 101 –Meets the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. Social Worker, Natasha Naim will be facilitating this group. Participants can learn about the range of options that older adults have when thinking about where to live. Please call Natasha at 617-625-6600 ext. 2317 to sign up!
*All these groups meet at our Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street
 
 
 
English Conversation – Meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. Janine Lotti, Senior Projects Manager and Sandy Francis, Cross Street Center Volunteer, work together to facilitate this group. 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. Continue conversation throughout a healthy lunch.
 

 

CENTER LOCATIONS, TIMES & SCHEDULES

 

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 us a call with any questions or to make a reservation! 617-625-6600 ext. 2300. Stay for lunch and receive free transportation.

 

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  

 

*Our Holland Street Center will be serving lunch on Monday, Thursday & Fridays only until further notice.  

             

Cross Street Center: located at 165 Broadway​

(East Somerville)

Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.  

Wednesday – 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  

(617) 625-6600 Ext. 2335

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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.

(617) 666-5223

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Monday, November 9th

9:00 Gardening Club (H)

9:30 Monthly Breakfast – Community Conversation

10:00 Let’s Get Healthy With Mimi (RJ)

10:30 Moonlighters (on the road)

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)

11:30 LGBTQ Lunch (H)

12:30 Movie (RJ)

4:30 LGBTQ Advisory Group (H)

Berklee College of Music

 

Tuesday, November 10th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Scarves for Soldiers (RJ)

11:30 Lunch (RJ)

12:00 Computer tutorial with Norbert (by appointment only) (H)

12:00 Lunch (C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Panini Day at R&J

Manhattan Dolls at the Common Man

 

Wednesday, November 11th

All Center Closed

Veterans Day

 

Thursday, November 12th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Scarves for Soldiers (RJ)

10:00 Current Events (H)

11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)

12:00 Lunch (C)

12:45 Bingo (H)

No Bingo at R&J today

 

Friday, November 13th

9:30 De-cluttering for the Holidays (H)

11:00 Nutrition Counseling with Mimi (H)

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

Monday, November 16th

10:00 Foundations of Knowledge Lecture Series(H)

10:00 Activity & Movie (RJ)

10:30 Moonlighters (H)

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)

12-1 Nutrition Counseling with Mimi (H)

5:00 Planning for the Future (H)

 

Tuesday, November 17th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Scarves for Soldiers (RJ)

10:00 Senior Housing 101 (H)

11:30 Lunch (RJ)

12:00 Computer tutorial with Norbert (by appointment only) (H)

12:00 Lunch (C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

6:00 Caregivers Group (H)

Panini Day at Holland

 

Wednesday, November 18th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (RJ)

12:00 Lunch (C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads

 

Thursday, November 19th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Scarves for Soldiers (RJ)

10:00 Current Events (H)

11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)

12:00 Lunch (C)

12:45 Bingo (H, RJ)

 

Friday, November 20th

11:00 Nutrition Counseling with Mimi (H)

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

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