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 homemade 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.

 

Drop In Creativity – Wednesday, January 13th and Wednesday, January 27th – 1:00 P.M. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. Local artist Emily Bhargava has prepared great “make and take” creations for participants. Bring your creativity and enthusiasm. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. Call Janine at 617-625-6600 ext. 2325 for additional information.  

 

Afternoon at the Movies – Tuesday, January 19th – 12:30 P.M. in the Atrium of our Holland Street Center. This month we are showing, The Age of Adaline starring Blake Lively & Harrison Ford. The movie runs 1 hour and 52 minutes. Please reserve your spot by calling Josephine at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.  

 

Volunteer Roundtable – Friday, January 22nd – From 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center – Join us and learn about “community participation.” This social gathering is designed to bring current SCOA volunteers together as well as welcoming new community members. For more information or to register for this event please call Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

 

Foundations of Knowledge Lecture Series – The Power of Poetry – Monday, January 25th at 10:00 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. Featuring local poet, national and international editor and publisher, Gloria Mindock. For details and information, please contact Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300. You can learn more about Gloria at http://www.cervenabarvapress.com

 

 

 

Holiday Inn Dance – Monday, January 25th – 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – 30 Washington Street – A fee of $17 will get you a terrific lunch, great music and wonderful friends. Please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information or to reserve your spot.

 

Planning for the Future – Tuesday, January 26th – From 5 to 7 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Planning your life for the future is difficult. We will have a financial planner, an attorney as well as a funeral home professional present. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register.

 

Free Funky Workshop – Friday, January 29th – Starting at 9:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. Learn the technique of needlefelting with wool and barbed needle from local artist Jodi Colella. Space is limited to 15 participants. To register or for more information, contact Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.  

 

Berklee College of Music Series – 5 dates – This is a free event. Outings to see the country’s next big vocal, instrumental and theatre stars! Pre-registration is required. Very limited seating. Please call 617-625-6600, Ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.

Monday, February 1st at 7:30 P.M.: Songwriting Faculty Concert

Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 P.M.: Harp Extravaganza

Thursday, February 25th at 7:30 P.M.: Bass Department Student Concert

Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 P.M.: Eighth Annual Guitar Night: R&B / Funk Showcase

Monday, March 21st at 7:30 P.M.: Maggie Scott: Vocal Jazz Series

 

Chinese New Year Super Bingo – Monday, February 8th – 11:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at our Holland Street Center – A $10 fee includes lunch, coffee, dessert, cards and prizes. Seating is limited – please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.  

 

Free Community Chamber Concert – Sunday, February 14th – 3:00 P.M. at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford. How about bringing your Valentine to this concert featuring musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Limited seating so please call Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information or to reserve your spot.

 

Foundations of Knowledge Lecture Series – Monday, February 22th – 10:00 A.M. at our Holland Street Center – Featuring Walter Haug a member of Glover’s Marblehead Regiment – For details and information, please contact Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300. (flyer attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, February 8, 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 events 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)

11:15 Fit-4-Life (C)

1:00 Dalcroze Eurhythmics***

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) – On hiatus till January

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.

One-on-one nutrition is on hiatus until further notice.

 

 

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 trip to Culinary Arts at SHS scheduled for Tuesday, January 26th is BOOKED.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Super Bingo scheduled for Thursday, March 17th at our Ralph & Jenny Center is SOLD OUT.

 

The Pine Grove Dude Ranch trip scheduled for May 15th through May 20th is BOOKED SOLID. Call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to have your name put on the waiting list.

This trip, costing $449 pp/dbl and $499 pp/single includes round trip motor coach transportation, 5 nights deluxe accommodations, 3 great meals each day and a wide variety of entertainment and programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
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  

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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. – 2:30 P.M.

(617) 666-5223

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

 

Monday, January 18th

All Centers Closed

MLK Jr. Holiday

 

Tuesday, January 19th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Knitting for Babies (RJ)

10:00 Cards (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)

 

Wednesday, January 20th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads

5:00 Supper & Bingo (H)

 

Thursday, January 21st

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Blood Pressure Screening (H)

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 Knitting for Babies (RJ)

10:00 Cards (RJ)

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

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ, C)

12:45 Bingo (H, RJ)

 

 

 

Friday, January 22nd

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

Monday, January 25th

9:30 Veteran’s Group (H)

10:00 Activity & Movie (RJ)

10:30 Moonlighters (H)

 

Tuesday, January 26th

10:00 Housing 101 (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Knitting for Babies (RJ)

10:00 Cards (RJ)

11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)

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

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

5:00 Planning for the Future (H)

Culinary Arts

 

Wednesday, January 27th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads

1:00 Drop-in Creativity (C)

 

Thursday, January 28th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Blood Pressure Screening (H)

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 Knitting for Babies (RJ)

10:00 Cards (RJ)

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

11:30 Lunch (H, RJ, C)

12:45 Bingo (H, RJ)

 

Friday, January 29th

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

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