Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Updates & Information

UPCOMING EVENTS.

Country Western Line Dancing – The 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month starting on October 18th at our Holland Street Center. $3 per class – no experience needed. Upcoming dates: Nov. 15th, Dec. 6th and Dec. 20th. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot call Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Expressive Art for Healing Group – October 23rd and 30th and November 13th and 27th and December 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Explore the healing power of the creative arts. In this group we will use collage, image making and mediation for expression, connection and discovery. Attendance for all meetings is encouraged but not required For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Natasha by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2317.

Annual Festival of Trees – Sunday, November 18th is sold out.

MGM Springfield Casino – Monday, November 26th is sold out.

Revere Beach “Then and Now” with Bob Upton – Thursday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Bingo and lunch will follow. $5 per person due at time of registration. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Healthy Steps – Thursday, November 29th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. Healthy Steps is a therapeutic, gentle, movement class for anyone who needs to get moving, particularly anyone recovering from surgery, frail elders or those living with chronic fatigue or arthritis. Class is free. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Red Sox Rhymes with Dick Flavin – Friday, November 30th at 10:00 am. at our Holland Street Center. Here from his collection of humorous and nostalgic poems from his book, Red Sox Rhymes: Versus and Curses. Bingo and lunch to follow. For more information or to join the fun call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Holiday Luncheon at the Highlander Café – Tuesday, December 4th – Doors open at 10:45 a.m. $10 per person. Holiday lunch includes: salad, stuffed chicken breast, vegetable, potato, dessert, tea and coffee. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

An Afternoon at the Theatre with The Calamari Sisters – Thursday, December 6th. Play starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. $30 per person. The bus will be leaving Holland Street at 1:00 p.m. For more information or to join the fun call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Miracle on 34th Street Brunch – Tuesday, December 11th starting at 10:30 a.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. Movie followed by brunch. $5 per person.
For more information or to join the fun call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

An Afternoon at the Theater – Wednesday, December 12th, is SOLD OUT. Wait list only.

Illumination of Lights Tour – Saturday, December 15th – $8 – Hop on the trolley and be amazed at the Holiday Lights in Somerville. Limited seating – check in is 4:15 p.m. at the High School Concourse. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

White Christmas Brunch – Tuesday, December 18th starting at 10:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Movie followed by brunch. $5 per person. For more information or to join the fun call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Christmas Crafts – Wednesday, December 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. Lunch and Bingo to follow. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Resorts Casino, Atlantic City – From Monday, January 14th to Wednesday January 16th , 2019 – is sold out.

Blood Pressure Screening – Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. Scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month: December 13th. 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: December 6th. 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: December 20th. 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-Life – Fitness 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.

WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION CLASS SCHEDULE

(PLEASE CUT OUT AND SAVE)

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

Tuesday:
Strengthening – 9:00 a.m. (H)
$3 per class (H)
Fit-4-Life – 11:00 a.m. (C)
Bike Club – 12:15 p.m. (H)

Wednesdays:
Fit-4-Life Group A (exercise) – 9:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group B (nutrition) – 9 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group B (exercise) – 10:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group C (nutrition) – noon (H)
Fit-4-Life 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 – 9:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group B – 10:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life 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 starts on July 16th

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 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. (On hiatus)

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.

Memory Café – Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon. Our Social Worker, Ashley Speliotis, facilitates this group. A welcoming place for people with forgetfulness and their family and friends to share a meal and create new memories.
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.

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 INFORMATION

Coffee & Conversation – Meets every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 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. Come meet people from all over the world and join in the discussion of a different topic every day. Conversation is followed by the Fit-4-Life exercise program and then 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 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.

Game Hour – Every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at our Cross Street Center. Join us for lunch and activities. Immediately following lunch we will have a “Game Hour.” Yahtzee, Sorry, Jenga, Cards, Scrabble, Checkers, Clue, Qwirkle, Dominoes, Uno & Connect 4 are available to play. Community Cooks provides us with a family style lunch on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays and Food Services provides us with lunch on the off days. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require 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 & 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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