Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Updates & Information

UPCOMING EVENTS/TRIPS

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 Class – 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. Next Class December 5th 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. Upcoming dates: December 5th. Class is $3. 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. Upcoming dates: December 5th

Bowling –Wednesdays 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 dues for a bowling banquet. For more information and to sign up please contact Debby Higgins, Outreach Coordinator at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Shopping Spree in Salem, NH – Tuesday, November 26th – Go to Walmart & The Christmas Tree Shop then off to the 99 Restaurant for lunch on your own. $15 per person for motorcoach transportation. First come first serve. Check in time is 9:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center with an approximate return time of 3:00 p.m. For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Wright’s Chicken Farm Restaurant & LaSalette Shrine – Thursday, December 5th – SOLD OUT

Breakfast w/ Santa catered by Renee’s Café & Holiday Fun– Monday, December 9th 9:00 a.m. Holland Street Center Following breakfast the day will continue with Activities, Bingo and a Special Lunch. All of the above included in the price. Cost $7 to be paid at time of reservation Seating is very limited RSVP a must For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300

Music & Movement with Steve Gintz –– at our Holland Street Center from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come create magical movements through music. Please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318 for more information. Upcoming dates: December 9th, January 27th & February 24th

Ugly Sweater Bingo & Lunch – Tuesday, December 10th is SOLD OUT.

Annual Holiday Bazaar Thursday and Friday, December 12th and 13th 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Holland Street Center. Come and enjoy homemade goodies, raffles and more.

Christmas Luncheon & Dance – Monday, December 16th is SOLD OUT.

Wellness in Aging – Managing Stress, Pain & Medication – Wednesday, December 18th at our Holland Street Center starting at 10:00 a.m. To sign up please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City, NJ – Sunday, February 23rd to Tuesday, February 25th
$219 per person double & $299 per person single – trip includes: motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, $50 slot dollars, $50 meal credits and two casino shows.
Check in at Ralph & Jenny at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday with an approximate return time of 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information please call 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) – On Hiatus until Spring
Tai Chi – 11:30 a.m. (H) – On Hiatus
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 – 8:45 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group B – 10:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life Group C – 1:00 p.m. (H)

Thursdays:
Yoga – 9:00 a.m. (H)
Fit-4-Life – 11:00 a.m. (C)
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.

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.

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
Cross Street Center is Closed the Week of November 22nd

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

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

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

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 6:30 p.m.
Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
617-625-6600, ext. 2335
Fax: 617-625-1414

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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