UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Ageless Grace: Ageless Grace, the Council on Aging’s new Fitness class for the body and mind, will be starting its next 5 week series on July 25th. Held on Mondays at 4:00pm at the Holland St. Center, the Ageless Grace program is an innovative wellness and fitness program done seated in a chair to upbeat music. Classes are playful, imaginative and different every time. All the movements are designed to focus on the healthy longevity of the body and the brain. Contact Chris at 617-625-6600 ext. 2315 for more information and to sign up. Cost is $20.00 for 5 classes!

 

Yoga: Save the date! The next 5 week Yoga series will start on Thursday, September 15th from 9:00 to 10:00am. This low-impact and easy-to-follow paced program lets you stretch and relax to help start your day. Contact Chris at 617-625-6600 ext. 2315 for more information and to sign up. Cost is $20.00 for 5 classes!

 

De-cluttering Peer Support Group – this is a closed support group for individuals who are concerned about their clutter. Please contact Natasha Naim at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 if you are interested in attending.

 

Free Smoke Alarm / Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Starting April 1st – The Somerville Council on Aging, The Health & Human Services Department partnering with The Somerville Fire Department are offering free smoke alarm / carbon monoxide detectors (they are one unit) to Somerville older adults and residents with a wide range of disabilities. To qualify you must be an older adult, 60 years of age or older, and live in Somerville (own or rent) or a Somerville resident with a disability (Photoelectric Alarms with ADA Compliant Strobe Light are available.) There is a brief application that will need to be filled out, signed and returned. Please contact Maureen Bastardi, Outreach Worker at the Somerville Council on Aging, at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to request an application. This program is on a first come / first serve basis. This is a Federally funded grant and services will be provided until the grant is exhausted.  

 

Free Groceries Every Month? You may be eligible for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program! CSFP is a once a month food distribution for individuals 60 years of age or older. You may be eligible to receive two free bags on food once a month containing healthy shelf stable products. Proof of identity and age are all that is required to apply. For more information or to apply please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 – applications are available at the front desk of our Holland Street Center.  

 

Tampa & Orlando – Tuesday to Saturday, September 13th to 17th – TRANSPORTATION CHANGE – NOW FLYING – 5 days & 4 nights – A fee of $1099 / pp double or $1435 / pp single includes roundtrip airfair, 1 night in Tampa, 4 nights in Orlando, 3 day Disney Park Hopper Pass includes The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, MGM and so much more. Disney meal plan optional. Please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for additional information or to reserve your spot.  

 

Social Service Drop In – Monday, September 19th at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. No appointment is needed just stop by and a licensed social worker, Natasha Naim, will be here to answer your questions and assist you.  

 

Forming Friendships Social Group – Tuesdays, September 20th, September 27th, October 4th, October 11th, October 18th and October 25th from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. Are you looking to socialize and meet new people? If so, this 6 week social group is for you. There is limited spots available so call soon to reserve your spot. Please call Katey at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

 

Weaving Without A Loom – Thursday, September 15th – 1:00 P.M. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. Using everyday materials and a simple weaving technique to create a personal tapestry. Bring a meaningful textile with you and Artist Jodi Colella will show you how to prepare it for weaving. This is a free workshop. Simple looms and fibers will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP a must. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.

 

Coffee and Conversation Hour – Wednesdays September 14th, 21st and 28th – 9:45 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. Join us for coffee and conversation. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call Katey Duchin, LCSW at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

 

Foxwoods – Tuesday, October 4th – $25 fee – leaving Holland Street at 7:00 A.M. and Ralph & Jenny at 7:15 A.M. with an approximate return time of 8:00 P.M. – includes $10 bonus slot and $10 buffet. Please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

 

A Watercolor Quilt with Linda Cohen, M. Ed. – Friday, October 21st, October 28th and November 4th from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at our Holland Street Center. A fee of $10 covers the cost of all supplies and materials. Each participant will have two watercolor paintings, one to take home and one to hang at the Center. Space is limited. Registration is a must. Please call Josephine or Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.

 

Winter Hill Yacht Club Halloween Celebration – Monday, October 31st from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – $10 fee – Limited seating and transportation. For more information please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

 

Cape Cod Cranberry Days – Monday & Tuesday, November 28th & 29th – 2 days / 1 night – For a fee of $195 / pp double and $225 pp single this trip includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, 1 night deluxe accommodation, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner and several guided tours including The Cranberry Harvest Experience, Sandwich Village Glass Museum, Chatham Village and Plymouth Winery just to name a few. Please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information or to reserve your spot.  

 

Yuletide Newport – Display of Lights – Thursday, December 15th – Departing Somerville at 8:30 A.M. with an approximate return time of 7:00 P.M. – A $79. Fee includes motor coach transportation, admission to Newport’s Marble House Mansion, a full course lunch at Scampi’s as well as a visit and sightseeing to LaSalette. Please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for information or to reserve your spot.

 

Winter Hill Yacht Club Holiday Party – Monday, December 12th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – $10 fee – Limited seating and transportation. For more information please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

 

Atlantic City – Sunday, 1-8-17 to Tuesday, 1-10-17 – $169 per person double / $259 per person single – Deposit of $75 per person due on or before October 15th. Trip includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, $25 slot dollars, 2 / $30 meal credits and a show ticket if available. Departing Ralph & Jenny Center at 9:00 A.M. (Sunday) with an approximate return time of 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday.) Please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

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, September 12th at 4:30 P.M. in the conference room of our Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street. We are always looking for new members who would like to serve on the Advisory Group. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 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 call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300

 

 

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

 

Mark your calendars for these great upcoming LGBTQ Events

 

Monday, September 19th – Out Vets Presentation

Monday, October 17th – LGBTQ Health Fair

Monday, November 21 – Painting to Reduce Stress

Monday, December 19th – Holiday Party

 

WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULE

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

Mondays:

8:30 Ageless Grace (H) (5 week series – call for information)

9:15 Keep Moving Walking Club (H) (RSVP to Chris at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300)

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

 

Tuesdays:

10:00 Yoga (RJ) – $20 for a 5 week session starting July 5th

9:15 Strengthening – $3 per class (H)

11:15 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)

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

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

 

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

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.  

 

The day trip to Castle Island originally scheduled for Friday, August 12th has been rescheduled to Friday, September 9th.

 

The day trip to Twin River scheduled for Monday, August 29th is SOLD OUT.

 

Please note all centers are closed on Monday, September 5th for the holiday (Labor Day.)

 

The day trip to Hampton Beach scheduled for Sunday, September 11th is SOLD OUT.

 

The trip to Lancaster, PA & Atlantic City scheduled for October 11th -15th (Tuesday to Saturday) is SOLD OUT.

 

The day trip to Hart’s Turkey Train scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th is SOLD OUT.

 

The Weekend gateway to NYC scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th is SOLD OUT.

 

The Indian Head trip scheduled for December 6th, 7th and 8th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) is BOOK SOLID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 volunteer, Norbert DeAmato, 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.
Low Vision Support Group – Meets the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. Our Social Worker, Natasha Naim, 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 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 third Friday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. This group self facilitates. 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. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 if additional information is needed.
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.” Call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 if additional information is needed.
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!
Bereavement Support Group – Meets bi-monthly on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at our Holland Street Center. Social Worker, Natasha Naim, facilitates this group. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 and ask for Natasha.
*All these groups meet at our Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street
English Conversation – Meets every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. Maureen Bastardi, 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, to confirm a center’s hours of operation or to make a reservation! 617-625-6600 ext. 2300. Stay for lunch and receive free transportation.

 

Holland Street Center: 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)

Mondays & Tuesdays – 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.  

Thursdays – 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, August 29th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (C)

Twin River

 

Tuesday, August 30th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (C)

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

BBQ at Holland Street

Ralph & Jenny Closed

 

Wednesday, August 31st

Outing: Belle Isle

 

Thursday, September 1st

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

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

11:30 Lunch (RJ, H, C)

12:45 Bingo ( H, RJ)

 

Friday, September 2nd

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

Monday, September 5th

All Centers Closed

Labor Day

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 6th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

11:30 Lunch (RJ)

11:30 Lunch & Movie (H)

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

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Cross Street Center Closed

 

Wednesday, September 7th

All Centers Closed

Staff Retreat

 

Thursday, September 8th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

11:30 Lunch (RJ)

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Holland Street Center Closed

Cross Street Center Closed

 

Friday, September 9th

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

Castle Island

 

Sunday, September 11th

Hampton Beach

 

Monday, September 12th

9:00 Gardening Club (H)

9:30 Monthly Breakfast (H)

11:30 Lunch (H)

1:00 Bereavement Support Group (H)

4:30 LGBTQ Advisory Group (H)

Cross Street Center Closed

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 13th

10:00 Cards (RJ)

10:30 Low Vision Group (H)

11:30 Lunch (RJ)

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

12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Cross Street Center Closed

Tampa / Orlando Trip Departs

 

Wednesday, September 14th

9:45 Coffee and Conversation Hour (H)

1:00 Bowling starts at Flatbreads

 

Thursday, September 15th

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Blood Pressure Screening (H)

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

11:30 Lunch ( H, C)

1:00 Weaving Without A Loom (C)

12:45 Bingo ( H)

 

Friday, September 16th

10:00 Book Club (H)

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

Saturday, September 17th

Tampa / Orlando Trip Returns

 

Sunday, September 18th

Veteran’s Cruise (Must Reserve Spot)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 19th

9:30 Veterans Group (H)

10:00 Drop-In Social Service Hours (C)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:30 Moonlighters (H)

11:30 Lunch (C)

11:30 Lunch & Entertainment (H)

5:30 LGBTQ Event Night (H)

 

 

Tuesday, September 20th

9:30 Forming Friendships (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

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, September 21st

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads

5:00 Dinner & Bingo

 

 

Thursday, September 22nd

9:00 Community Food Program (RJ)

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Cards (RJ)

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

11:30 Lunch (C)

11:30 Lunch (RJ) – Joint lunch w/Holland – Portuguese food

12:45 Bingo ( RJ)

 

Friday, September 23rd

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

Monday, September 26th

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:30 Moonlighters (H)

11:30 Lunch (C)

11:30 Lunch & Entertainment (H)

1:00 Bereavement Support Group (H)

 

Tuesday, September 27th

10:00 Housing 101 (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

11:30 Lunch (C)

11:30 Pizza & Movie (H) – Eddie the Eagle

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

 

Wednesday, September 28th

1:00 Bowling at Flatbreads

 

Thursday, September 29th

10:00 Current Events (H)

10:00 English Conversation (C)

10:00 Cards (RJ)

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

11:30 Lunch (C)

12:45 Bingo ( RJ)

 

Friday, September 30th

11:30 Lunch (H)

12:45 Bingo (H)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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