Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

  

    
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Cross Street Center – 165 Broadway –There are programs and services for YOU at our Cross Street Center. We have low-cost, healthy, hot lunch program, English Conversation Practice, Creative Arts Programming, Multicultural Programming and Fit-4-Life exercise. Our English Conversation Practice Group meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 A.M. The Conversation continues through a healthy home-made lunch. For more information or to make a reservation for lunch please contact Janine Lottie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335. She will be happy to tell you about the group and other programs we have to offer at our Cross Street Center.

 

Lunch & A Movie – Tuesday, December 8th – 11:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. $2 for a pizza & salad lunch followed by a showing of Elf. Elf stars Will Ferrell, is rated PG and runs approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes. Please call Josephine at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to RSVP.
Holiday Bazaar – Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at our Holland Street Center.
Jaunts with Janine – Concord Museum’s 20th Annual Family of Trees – Friday, December 11th – A Celebration of Children’s Literature – Departing our Holland Street Center at 11:15 A.M. $28. Price will include transportation and museum admission. Please contact Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600. Ext. 2300 for additional information or 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.

 

 

 

Luncheon at Highlander Café in the High School Atrium – Tuesday, January 26th – $10 includes chicken parmagiana or baked haddock lunch. Limited seating. Call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot. Doors open at 10:45 A.M. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ EVENTS

 

LGBTQ Advisory Group –This group meets the 2nd Monday of every month excluding City Holidays and snow emergencies. Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 11, 2016. We are looking for new members who would like to serve on the Advisory Group. Please call Maureen Bastardi at 617-625-6600, ext. 2316 or email at MBastardi@Somervillema.gov if you have any questions or if you should need additional information.

 

*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:

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

 

*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.

 

The day trip to the Wrentham Outlets & Patriot’s Place scheduled for Sunday, December 13th is BOOKED SOLID.

 

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

 

The day trip to LaSalette Shrine scheduled for Thursday, December 17th is SOLD OUT.

 

Please not that the 3* remaining trips to the Berklee College of Music are BOOKED SOLID.

*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.

 

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, December 7th

9:30 Monthly Breakfast (H)

10:00 Activity & Movie (RJ)

10:30 Moonlighters (H)

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)

Berklee College of Music

 

Tuesday, December 8th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Low Vision Support (H)

11:30 Lunch (H, C)

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

Pizza & Movie

Ralph & Jenny Center closed today

 

Wednesday, December 9th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ, C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads

Supper & Bingo HAFB

 

Thursday, December 10th

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

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

11:30 Lunch (H, C)

12:45 Bingo (H)

Holiday Bazaar 11:00 A.M.– 2:00 P.M.

Ralph & Jenny Center Closed today

 

Friday, December 11th

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

Holiday Bazaar 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Concord Museum

 

Monday, December 14th

All Center are closed

WHYC Holiday Celebration

Berklee College of Music

 

Tuesday, December 15th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Scarves for Soldiers (RJ)

11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)

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

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

6:00 Caregivers Support Group (H)

Berklee College of Music

 

Wednesday, December 16th

9:00 Veterans & Men’s Groups (H)

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads / Holiday Party

 

Thursday, December 17th

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

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

11:30 Lunch (H, C)

12:45 Bingo (H)

LaSalette Shrine

Ralph & Jenny Center Closed today

 

Friday, December 18th

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)
 

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