Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Updates & Information

UPCOMING EVENTS

History Through The Beatles – Thursday, April 19th at our Holland Street Center starting at 12:00 p.m.  Fran Hart of the 4EverFab group will be performing acoustic based songs of The Beatles along with a video slide show.  Lunch at 11:30 a.m. and Bingo immediately following the performance.  If you require additional information, have any questions or want to reserve your spot please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Gatlinburg, TN & Ashville, NC – April 22nd – 28th – 7 days – 6 nights $909 per person double or $1204 per person single – price includes transportation, lodging, 6 hotel breakfasts and 6 hotel dinners, Biltmore Estates with wine tasting, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner show, Ripley’s Aquarium and so much more.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Foxwoods Casino – Monday, April 30th is SOLD OUT.

Older American’s Month Celebration – Tuesday, May 1st – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn located at 30 Washington Street.  $10 – limited seating and transportation.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

The Purpose Lab – Friday, May 4th: From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center.  Join us as we learn how to let go of negative emotional patterns and techniques to help us thrive every day instead of just surviving.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Finger Lakes Region – Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th – 5 days and 4 nights – $989 per person double or $1389 per person single – includes transportation, lodging, 4 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 winery, 2 casinos and so much more. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Nutrition Fair – Thursday, May 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center.  There will be health screening, food demos, healthy eating tips, recipes, giveaways and more.  Join us for a healthy lunch and bingo after.  RSVP is a must.  If you have any questions, require additional information or want to reserve your spot please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Mother’s Day Special Lunch & Bingo – Monday, May 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Holland Street Center.  $5 fee includes lunch, coffee and dessert.  Limited seating and transportation.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Housing Fair – Thursday, May 17th – 10:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center.  Meet with local agencies to learn the many ways to age in place.  Guest speakers will include Somerville Home, Just-A-Start, Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, The VNA & More. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Natasha by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Memories of Lost Ones – Wednesday, May 30th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center.  Join Nancy Duffy from Beacon Hospice for a day of remembrance in which we will take time to remember and honor those we have lost over the years.  For additional information or questions please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Mohegan Sun – Monday, June 4th – $25 includes transportation, $10 food coupon, $10 free bet.  Check in is 7:45 a.m. at Holland Street and 8:00 a.m. at Ralph & Jenny.  Approximate return time of 6:00 p.m. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Belmont Stakes – Friday, June 8th to Sunday, June 10th – 3 days and 2 nights – $552 per person double or $772 per person single includes transportation, lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, reserved seating for the Belmont Stakes, and guided tour of the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Father’s Day Special Lunch & Bingo – Monday, June 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Holland Street Center.  $5 fee includes lunch, coffee and dessert.  Limited seating and transportation.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

A Chorus Line – Thursday, June 14th – $32 per person – First come first serve – Space is limited.  Check-in at Holland Street 1:30 p.m. with an approximate return time of 6:00 p.m.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Debby by calling       617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Dollar Days at the Movies – Tuesday, June 19th – 12:00 p.m. Somerville Theatre Davis Square.  This month’s movie is Wonder.  Door open at 11:30 a.m. – $1 per person.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Josie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Castle Island – Friday, June 22nd check-in time at Ralph & Jenny at 8:30 a.m.  $5 for transportation – lunch is on your own.  Approximate return time of 1:00 p.m.  .  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Anything Goes – Thursday, July 12th – $30 per person – First come first serve – Space is limited.  Check-in Holland Street at 12:30 p.m. with an approximate return time of 5:00 p.m.  .  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Debby by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Fire Cracker Super Bingo – Monday, July 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cross Street Center.  $12 fee includes lunch, coffee, dessert, cards and prizes.  Limited seating and transportation.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Lowell Spinners – Wednesday, July 25th – $31 includes transportation, seating and all you can eat BBQ.  Game is at 7:05 p.m. Check-in at Holland at 3:30 p.m. with an approximate return time of 10:00 p.m.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

The Music Man – Thursday, August 9th – $30 per person – First come first serve – Space is limited.  Check-In Holland Street at 12:30 p.m. with an approximate return time of 5:00 p.m.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Debby by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Mohegan by Day Foxwoods Overnight – Wednesday & Thursday, September 5th & 6th – $139 per person double or $199 per person single – Includes motorcoach transportation, Mohegan Sun Bonus (Food Voucher & Free Bet), Foxwood Bonus (Dinner & Breakfast Coupons and Slot Play) Casino bonuses are subject to change.  Check-in Wednesday the 5th at 7:30 a.m. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 6th. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Washington, DC – Monday, October 1st to Friday, October 5th  – 5 days and 4 nights – $619 per person double or $869 single includes transportation, lodging, 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners, visit Arlington National Cemetery, National Air & Space Museum, Illumination tour of monuments and so much more.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

New York City – October 26th to October 28th – 3 days and 2 nights $254 per person double or $368 per person single – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Macy’s and much more.  Seats sell fast and are very limited.  Check-in at Ralph & Jenny at 6:45 a.m. on Friday with an approximate return time of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Lancaster, PA – Monday, November 5th to Thursday, November 8th -4 days and 3 nights – $425 per person double or $546 per person single includes transportation, lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinner feasts, guided tour, pretzel factory and so much more.  For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Blood Pressure Screening – Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway.  Scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month:  May 10th and June 14th.  If you require additional information please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email dhiggins@somervillema.gov

Blood Pressure Screening – Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street.  Scheduled for the 1st Thursday of each month:  April 5th, May 3rd and June 7th.  If you require additional information please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email dhiggins@somervillema.gov

Blood Pressure Screening – Ralph & Jenny Center located at 1 New Washington Street.  Scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month:   April 19th, May 17th and June 21st.  If you require additional information please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email dhiggins@somervillema.gov

LGBTQ EVENTS

LBT Women Fit-4-LifeFitness Class is 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. 2315.

LGBTQ Lunch:  Come, relax, enjoy lunch and talk with your peers.  Scheduled lunch dates for 2018 are April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th, November 14th and December 12th.

      WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION CLASS SCHEDULE

(PLEASE CUT OUT AND SAVE)

Monday:  Keep Moving Walking Club** – 9:15 a.m. (H) / Tai Chi – 11:30 a.m. (H) / Fit-4-Life Group C – 1:00 p.m. (H)

Tuesday: Strengthening – 9:15 a.m. – $3 per class (H) / Fit-4-Life – 11:15 a.m. (C) / Bike Club – 12:15 p.m. (H)

Wednesdays:  Fit-4-Life  – Group A (exercise) – 8:45 a.m. / Group B (nutrition) – 9 a.m./ Group B (exercise) – 10:00 a.m. (H) / Group C (nutrition) – noon (H) / Group C (exercise) – 1:00 p.m. (H) / Zumba 4 All – 5:15 p.m. – $3/class (H)

Thursdays:  Yoga – 9:00 a.m. (H)  / Fit-4-Life – 11:15 a.m. (C) /  LBT Fit-4-Life, 6:00 p.m. (H)

Fridays: Fit-4-Life – Group A – 8:45 a.m. (H) / Fit-4-Life – Group B – 10:00 a.m. (H) /Group A (nutrition) 10:00 a.m. (H)

Adventure Group – Please call for details

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

** Keep Moving Walking Club is on hiatus until the Spring

HOLLAND STREET GROUP INFORMATION

Book Club – Meets the third Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. 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.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.  Selections:  Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse on Friday, May 18th, The Monk and Modka by Dave Eggers on Friday, June 15th and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware on Friday, July 20th.

Caregiver Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Our Social Worker, Ashley Speliotis, 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 Ashley at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2318.

Conversations of the Heart – 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.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Natasha at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2317.

Current Events Group – Meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Our Social Worker, Natasha Naim, facilitates this group.  Join a group of your peers to discuss current events.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Natasha at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2317.

De-cluttering support group: – If you have concerns around your clutter, this group may be for you. This closed group meets both in spring and fall for 6-8 weeks. This group is co-facilitated by Natasha Naim and Marina Colonas. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Natasha at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2317.

Gardening Club – Meets the second Monday of each month starting at 9:00 a.m. and running for an hour most times.  Principal Master Gardener, Vilma Sullivan, facilitates this group.  A different topic each month ranging from gardening tips & secrets to inexpensive “greenhouses.”  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.  This group does not meet in January and February.

Golden Gals:  a.k.a. Women’s Group – Meets the last Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Social Worker, Ashley Speliotis, facilities this group.  A fun, safe, social group to discuss women’s issues and growing older.   Next date: December 26th – For more information, please call Ashley at 617-625-6600 ext. 2318.

Low Vision Support Group – Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Our Social Worker, Ashley Speliotis, 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.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Ashley at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2318.

Mens Group – Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. 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 are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call  617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Moonlighters (Senior Chorus)ON HIATUS UNTIL THE FALL.Meets every Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Holland Street Center.  The Moonlighters are facilitated by Jimmy DelPonte and runs September through June.  For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

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. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Natasha at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2317.

Veterans Group – Meets the third Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. 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 in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

CROSS STREET GROUP INFORMAITON

English Conversation – Meets every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Maureen Bastardi, Program Coordinator 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.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335.

Arts & Crafts – Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month starting January 11th – from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Join us in a relaxing atmosphere as we learn about a wide range of arts & crafts from weaving to watercolor pencils.  Maureen Bastardi, Program Coordinator facilitates this group.   Must call a week in advance if you plan on attending.  This is necessary to ensure we have enough material for everyone.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335.

Social Service Drop In – The 3rd Thursday of every month Social Workers, Ashley Speliotis and Natasha Naim will be taking turns and having a Drop-in Social Service hour from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Cross Street Center.  They will be available to address any of your Social Service needs.  Stop by or if you need additional information please call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335

RALPH & JENNY GROUP INFORMATION

Knitting Blankets – Every Tuesday & Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Join us as we knit blankets for babies.  If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Judy at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

CENTER LOCATIONS, TIMES & SCHEDULES

Holland Street Senior Center: located at 167 Holland Street

(between Davis Square and Teele Square)

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fridays:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

617-625-6600, Ext. 2300

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Cross Street Center: located at 165 Broadway

(East Somerville)

Mondays & Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

617-625-6600, Ext. 2335

Fax:  617-625-1414

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Ralph and Jenny Center: located at 9 New Washington Street,

(behind the Holiday Inn)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

617- 666-5223

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Main Office: located at 167 Holland Street

(between Davis Square and Teele Square.)

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

617-625-6600, Ext. 2300

Fax:  617-625-0688

TTY:  866-808-4851

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