Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Updates & Information

UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteers needed for the Engage for Brain Health Study. Are you starting to have problems with your memory or have trouble climbing stairs? Engage B might be right for you! 24 week study for people 60 to 89 years of age. Call Chris at 617-625-6600, ext. 2315 or email him at ckowaleski@Somervillema.gov for questions and additional information.

Fit-4-Life Nutrition Classes – Thursday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with our Nutritionist Caitlin McAfee. Learn about our new and upcoming nutrition programs including, Cooking with Caitlin, Fit-4-Life Nutrition Class, Meal in a Mug and more. For more information call Caitlin at 617-625-6600, ext. 2316.

Healthy Steps – Thursdays – Holland Street from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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. Upcoming dates: 15th and 29th. For additional information or questions call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Line Dancing – The 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month- Holland Street Center . – class is free. No experience needed. Upcoming dates: August 15th. For additional information or questions call at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market – starting Friday, July 12th and running until Saturday, October 19th. Fridays: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging Holland Street Center. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. East Somerville Community School. Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. North Street Housing Development and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mystic Housing Development.. The Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market sells fresh, affordable produce. 50% off for residents of Mystic or North Street Housing, or for showing your SNAP, MassHealth, WIC or Senior Coupons. Questions please call 617-625-6600, ext. 4321.

Let’s Go to the Hop – Tuesday, August 13th 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Dilboy Post located at 351 Summer Street. Join us as we go back in time. Get out your poodle skirts and saddle shoes! Luncheon & Dancing. $12 per person. For more information please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Essex, Gloucester & Rockport – Wednesday, August 14th – $55 per person includes motorcoach transportation, lunch. Shop to your delight on your own. Lunch at Village Restaurant. Lunch choices are steak tips, seafood medley or oven roasted chicken, Space is limited. Check in time is 10:00 a.m. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 4:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Afternoon at the Theatre – La Cage Aux Folles – Thursday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m. $33 per person. First come – first serve, space is limited, no refunds. Check in time is 12:30 p.m. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 5:00 p.m. Payment due at time of reservation.
Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information.

Movie Day Tuesday – August 20th starting at 10:30 a.m. Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg. Lunch and Bingo to follow. Please call Josie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.

Arts & Crafts with Judy – Wednesday, August 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Bingo and lunch will follow. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information or to sign up.

Christmas in August Special – Wednesday, August 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. $12 includes lunch, coffee, dessert, cards and prizes. Limited seating and transportation. For more information, please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

BBQ at the Ralph & Jenny Center – Thursday, August 22nd starting at 10:00 a.m. 9 New Washington Street. Join us for a BBQ of hot dogs and hamburgers and Bingo too. Please call Josie or Vivian at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to RSVP.

Twin Rivers Casino – Monday, August 26th – $25 per person includes roundtrip transportation and a yet to be determined bonus package. Check in time is 9:00 a.m. at Holland Street and 9:30 a.m. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 6:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Music and Movement with Steve Gintz – August 26th, September 30th and October 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Steve Gintz is a board certified music therapist and mental health clinician. He will inspire those with and without memory decline to connect with one another as we move and groove to music. For more information or to RSVP please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Positive Thinking with Roberta Robinson – Wednesday, August 28th at our Holland Street Center starting at 10:00 a.m. Come and learn how this mental attitude can affect every aspect of your life. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to reserve your spot.

The Diabetes Support Group – Penne for Your Thoughts – a six week group starting on Wednesday, September 4th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Please join our Nutritionist, Caitlin and Social Worker, Natasha as they explain common myths and facts about diabetes and discuss strategies to help manage your diabetes. To sign up please call Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317.

Mohegan by Day and Foxwoods Overnight – Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6th. $209 per person single or $149 per person double. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transporation, Mohegan bonus package and Foxwoods bonus package. Check-in time is 7:30 on the 5th at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 7:00 p.m. on Friday the 6th. For more information or to reserve your spot please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Finger Lakes Region – Sunday, September 8th to Thursday, September 12th. 5 days/4 nights $859 per person triple, $999 per person double and $1199 per person single. Trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners and so much more. For more information or to reserve your spot please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Granite State Chocolate & Wine Tour – Tuesday, September 17th departing Ralph & Jenny Center, 9 New Washington Street at 8:00 a.m. with an approximate return time of 5:30 p.m. $89 includes luxury coach transportation, Sanborn Fine Candies, lunch at Warren’s Lobster House and The Flag Winery for a wine tasting. Lunch choices are crab crusted salmon, top sirloin steak, ritzy filet of haddock or seafood casserole. RSVP to Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Bowling – Starting Wednesday, September 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sacco’s Bowl Haven at Flatbread Pizza located in Davis Square. There is a $3 weekly fee which covers shoe rental, three strings candlepin bowling and due for a bowling banquet. For more information and to sign up please contact Debby Higgins, Outreach Coordinator at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Atlantic City Boys – Wednesday, September 18th at the Davensport Yacht Club. $69 per person includes transportation, lunch, show, taxes and gratuity. Meal choice of stuffed breast of chicken or baked scrod. Time to be determined. If you require additional information, have any questions or want to reserve your spot please call at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Prepare to Care Workshop – Thursday, September 19th – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. The Prepare to Care Workshop was created for those caring for a family member or close friend. For more information or to register please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Dollar Days at the Movies – Tuesday, September 24th – doors open at 11:30 a.m. movie starts at 12:00 p.m. $1 per person for the movie paid to the theatre. This month’s movie is Ocean’s 8 starring Sandra Bullock and Kate Blanchett. For more information or to RSVP please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch – Friday, September 20th to Tuesday, September 24th – departing Ralph & Jenny on Friday at 7:00 a.m. with an approximate return time of 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. $519 per person double and $573 per person single. Includes: round trip motorcoach transportation, 4 nights accommodations, 3 meals a day, nightly entertainment, nightly cookie and milk party and so much more. For more information or to sign up please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

The Boston Red Sox 2018 World Series Throphy Viewing – Wednesday, September 25th at Dilboy Post, 351 Summer Street – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you decided to stay for lunch which will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the price is $5 per person. RSVP is a MUST. For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Planning for Medicare – Countdown to 65 – Thursday, September 26th – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Are you approaching 65? Do you have questions about applying for Medicare? Come learn about the process. For additional information please call Ashley or Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Wildwood, NJ – Thursday, October 17th to Sunday, October 20th – $423 per person double and $521 per person single. Package includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 3 nights accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 2 concerts. Check in time is 6:30 a.m. on the 17th at our Ralph & Jenny Center with an approximate return time of 6:00 p.m. on the 20th. For more information please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Dollar Days at the Movies – Tuesday, October 22nd movie starts at 12:00 p.m. door open at 11:30 a.m. This month’s movie is POMS. $1 per person for the movie paid to the theatre. They will have the refreshment stand open to make purchases on your own. For more information or to RSVP call Josie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Finances 50+ Workshop – Thursday, October 24th – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Finances 50+ Workshop was designed to help you make and keep smart money habits. To register please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Wrentham Outlets – Sunday, November 10th – check in at 10:00 a.m. at Holland with an approximate return time of 5:00 p.m. $10 per person for transportation to the outlets; lunch is on your own. For more information or to sign up please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Dollar Days at the Movies – Tuesday, November 19th movie starts at 12:00 p.m. door open at 11:30 a.m. This month’s movie is A Dog’s Journey. $1 per person for the movie paid to the theatre. They will have the refreshment stand open to make purchases on your own. For more information or to RSVP call Josie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Wright’s Chicken Farm Restaurant & LaSalette Shrine – Thursday, December 5th – $69 per person includes luxury coach transportation, lunch, Christmas Choral Concert with Father Pat and a spectacular display of over 400,000 lights. Check in is 9:30 a.m. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

LGBTQ EVENTS

LBT Women Fit-4-Life at Holland Street Center 167 Holland Street – 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 – 11:00 a.m. (C)
Fit-4-Life Group C – 1:00 p.m. (H)

Tuesday:
Strengthening – 9:00 a.m. – $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) – 8:45 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group B (exercise) – 10:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group C (exercise) – 1:00 p.m. (H)

Thursdays:
Yoga – 9:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life – 11:00 a.m. (C)
Healthy Steps – 12:30 p.m. (H)
Nutrition Class – 3:00 p.m. (H)
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)

Adventure Group – Please call for details
*All Fit-4-Life classes are $10 per month and require pre-registration*

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.

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.

Cribbage Club – Meets every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This group is facilitated by volunteer Nortbert DeAmato. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Josie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Current Events Group – Meets every Thursday at 9:30 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 the 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. Vilma Sullivan, facilitates this group. There is a different topic each month ranging from gardening tips & secrets to inexpensive greenhouses. Group runs for approximately an hour. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call 617-625-6600 ext. 2300.

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 Holland Street Center. 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.

Singing with Bryan – Meets Mondays at the Holland Street Center 167 Holland Street from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information or to join the fun 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

Lunch is served every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday please call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 for sign up.

Coffee & Conversation – Meets every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Maureen Bastardi, Program Coordinator facilitates 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.

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.

CENTER LOCATIONS, TIMES & SCHEDULES

Holland Street Senior Center: located at 167 Holland Street
(between Davis Square and Teele Square)
Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 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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