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.

Healthy Steps – Thursdays – Holland Street starting on January 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Class will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 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 $3. For additional information or questions call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Line Dancing starting January 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at our Holland Street Center. Cost is $3 per person. Line dancing are pre-set routines that you do without a partner. Classes are led by Julie Kaufmann. Classes will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

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.

Singing with George Landers on Monday mornings starting on January 27th at our Holland Street Center from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 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: February 24th.

Food Stamp Application Walk-In-Hours on Monday, February 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. The Department of Transitional Assistance has placed a food stamp application Kiosk at the Holland Street Center which takes the place of going to the DTA office to enroll in benefits. The SCOA’s Social Workers will be hosting walk-in-hours to help facilitate applications. No appointment necessary, please bring a valid ID and proof of income. For questions or additional information please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

February Heart Health Month – February 3rd at our Holland Street Center starting at 9:00 a.m. Join us for a fun filled day starting with breakfast catered by Renee’s Café. Then proceed to the “Activity Stations” and make sure to get your pass stamped at each station to get a free Goody Bag at the end of the day. $3 Seating is limited. RSVP a must. Special Bingo. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information.

Arts & Crafts with Judy – Wednesday, February 5th at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $3 per person due at time of reservation for craft. Seating for crafts is limited. Bingo and lunch to follow. Please reserve your spot by calling Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Valentine’s Day Super Bingo – Thursday, February 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. $14 includes lunch, coffee, dessert, cards and prizes. Come and have a fun filled day. Limited seating and transportation. For more information please Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Caregivers Series For Those Who Live Independently – each Thursday in February, the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318 for additional information.

Senior Tax Preparation – AARP is taking appointments to help with income tax preparations starting on Monday, February 10th at our Holland Street Center. Appointments are 1 hour starting at 9:00 a.m. with the last one being at 1:00 p.m. No tax preparations on Monday the 17th due to the holiday. Please call Josephine to schedule an appointment at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

St. Valentine’s Day Celebration – Monday, February 10th at Dilboy Post from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Limited seating and transportation. This event is made possible through the Somerville Police and Somerville Fire Departments. For more information call Josie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Powers Music School – Tuesday, February 11th starting at 10:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Featuring the Andromedia Quintet. Lunch and bingo to follow. To RSVP call Josie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Ristorante Fiore – Wednesday, February 12th departing at 10:45 a.m. at the Ralph & Jenny Center with an approximate return time of 2:00 p.m. Choice of salmon, lasagna or chicken parmiginana. Will sell out fast. For more information please contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Movie & Pizza Day – Tuesday, February 18th starting at 10:00 a.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. This month’s movie is Driving Miss Daisy. Pizza to follow movie. $3 per person due at time of reservation. For more information or to reserve your spot please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City, NJ – Sunday, February 23rd to Tuesday, February 25th
Sold Out! Wait list only.

Monday Madness – Gaelic Celebration – Monday, March 2nd – 9:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center. Starting off with a catered breakfast from Renee’s Café followed by Leprechaun Magic and activities. $3 to be paid at time of reservation. Seating is limited. RSVP a must. Please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 for more information.

Watercolors with Frames – Monday, March 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Class taught by Linda Cohen. Class size is limited. All supplies will be provided. Please call Josie at617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register for this class.

Living YOUR Best Life – starting Tuesday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m. This course runs until April 14th. Enroll in the Living YOUR Best Life course and learn how to become stronger and more resilient. Contact Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318 to enroll. Lunch will be served.

Boston Flower & Garden Show – Wednesday, March 11th at the Seaport World Trade Center. $16 per person due at time of reservation. Limited tickets available. Pick up time at Holland Street at 10:00 a.m. with an approximate return time of 1:30 p.m. For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Monday, March 16th at Dilboy Post located at 351 Summer Street from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $12 Limited seating and transportation. For more information please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Foxwoods Casino – Monday, March 30th – $25 includes transportation and a yet to be determined package. Check in time 7:00 a.m. at Ralph and Jenny with an approximate return time of 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Mohegan Sun – Tuesday, April 21st – $25 includes transportation, $10 food coupon and $10 free bet. Check in time at Ralph & Jenny at 8:00 a.m. with an approximate return time of 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Trolley Tour – Wednesday, May 6th – is SOLD OUT. Wait list only.

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 – 9:00 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) *On Hiatus
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.

Singing with George Landers – Meets every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Our volunteer, George Landers, facilitates this group. Singing is good for the soul so please join us. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or just 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

Lunch is served every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 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.

Computer Time – Meets every Tuesday starting on January 7th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Need to learn how to use a computer? Want to set up social media accounts? Learn Microsoft Word? Or just have free computer time. Call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 for additional information.

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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