Weekly Press & Somerville Organizational Updates & Information


Healthy Eating Workshop – Wednesday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on ZOOM. If you missed last month’s workshop, then it will be great for you to join us this month in our healthy eating workshop. Planning meals can be tiresome and gets to be redundant.

Let’s share ideas on how to balance out your day with tasty, nutritious meals and snacks. We will focus on getting in all of the daily food groups while enjoying some fall treats. RSVP to Mary Marshall at 617 625-6600 ext. 2316 Please leave your name, number and email or you may email me at headtofitness10@yahoo.com.

Box Lunch Pick Up Thursday October 29th, 2020 Beginning at 10:30am – Ralph & Jenny Senior Center 9 New Washington Street. While we aren’t able to share lunch together we hope you can stop by for this fun treat! RSVP is a must; spaces are limited. To enjoy a box lunch please call Connie at 617-625-6600 ext. 2319.

Mask Pick Up – Tuesday, November 3rd – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – At the Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. The COA has masks available for Somerville residents who are 60 and over. If you are in need of a mask or may know of a friend or neighbor who may need a new mask, you can pick it up at our Drive -Thru location. If you have any questions, please call 617-625-6600 ext. 2300.


Open Enrollment for Medicare is here. October 15th to December 7th. – Medicare recipients are able to change their health insurance plans for January 1st of the following year. You don’t have to make the decision alone, the Somerville Council on Aging has SHINE Counseling available over the phone or on Zoom to assist you with finding out what health insurance options are available for you. Call Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317, to book an appointment.

Taxi Rides – Do you need a ride? The COA has a new program just for you. Taxi Rides for Somerville Residents 60 and Over Rides can be used for: Grocery Shopping in Somerville
Pharmacy Prescription pick up in Somerville, Routine Medical Appointments in the following areas: Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, Boston or the V.A. in Jamaica Plain or West Roxbury
Two Days Advanced Notice Required. For more information please call Connie Lorenti at 617-625-6600, ext. 2319.

Friendly Caller Program – Looking for a way to practice social distancing but still remain connected to other people? Look no further than the Somerville Council on Aging’s Friendly Phone Caller program. We have many wonderful volunteers who are waiting to give you a call. Whether you are looking to make a new friend or would just like a friendly chat to look forward to every week, this program has you covered. Call Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317 to learn more about the program and to sign up.
Exercise Schedule
Mondays 1:00 p.m. = Fit-4-Life Zoom Exercise
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. = Fit-4-Life Zoom Exercise
Thursdays 1:00 p.m. = Fit-4-Life Zoom Exercise
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. = LBT Fit-4-Life Zoom Exercise

Somerville City Cable
RCN = 13/Comcast = 22
The Fit-4-Life Exercise Show = Daily at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Fit-4-Life YouTube
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video # 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hd26HjpwBI&t=68s
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwHfyoEZaws&t=247s
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcI2eBSS024&t=158s

Yoga YouTube
Yoga with Janine video #1 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGF_EEbqF0&t=130s
Yoga with Janine video #2 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zezcj9XXBU

For questions or to register for a Fit-4-Life Zoom exercise class, please contact Chris at CKowaleski@somervillema.gov or call 617-625-6600, ext. 2315.

Stay connected via our Facebook page – often updated by Debby or Maureen. Informative, entertaining, lots of photos and updates. Visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/SomervilleCOA/
If you would like to receive a virtual copy of our monthly newsletter and daily tips please contact Maureen Bastardi at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 or email Maureen at MBastardi@Somervillema.gov
If you would like to become part of our Google Group please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email Debby at DHiggins@Somervillema.gov

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