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. 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. 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.

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.

Bowling – Starting Wednesday, starting 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.

Doc Talk – Monday, October 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Come talk with Veronica Nuzzolo, PhD, CACD. Gain strategies and empowerment skills to be able to ask your doctor the questions that you are afraid to ask. RSVP by calling Ashely at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

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.

Caregivers Support Series – at our Holland Street Center from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks. Oct. 17th – Tips on Bathing and Dressing, Oct. 24th – Nutrition, Oct. 31st – Self Care, homecare resources and when is it unsafe to remain at home, Nov. 7th – Activities you can do together, Nov. 14th – Attend a Memory Café and Nov. 21st – Coping with the holidays and having honest discussions with family and friends. To reserve your spot please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Health & Wellness Fair – Thursday, October 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Includes, guest speaker, light healthy breakfast, blood pressure screening, flu shot clinic and much more. Come learn how to build a healthier you. Lunch and bingo to follow. You must RSVP 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.

Medicare Check Up – Wednesday, October 23rd – starting at 10:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. It’s time for your Medicare Check Up. Is your Medicare Plan still right for you? Join us for our free Medicare benefits presentation. Please RSVP by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.
Lunch to follow.

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.

Paint Day with Raquel Kaplan – Monday, November 4th. $15 per person due at time of reservation. First come first serve. Space is limited. No experience needed. For more information or to RSVP 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.

MGM Springfield Casino – Monday, November 18th – $45 per person includes transportation, $10 food credit, $20 slot play and dinner at the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill. Check in times are 6:45 a.m. at the Holland Street Center and 7:15 a.m. at the Ralph & Jenny Center with an approximate return time of 8:00 p.m. Please contact 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.

Mamma Mia – Wednesday, November 20th at the Norwood Theatre. $38 dollars per person. Price includes lunch (a chicken dish, potatoes or rice, a small salad, a vegetable and a dessert) before the show (11:30 to 12:30.) Performance begins at 1:15 p.m. and last approximately 2-1/2 hours. Space is limited. First come first serve. Payment due at time of reservation. No refunds. Check in time is 10:00 a.m. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 5:30 p.m. Please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to make your reservation.

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)

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)

*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.

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

De-cluttering support group: – If you have concerns around your clutter, this group may be for you. This closed group will be meeting in the 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.

Men’s 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. On Hiatus until the fall

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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