Somerville COA Weekly Press & Organizational Updates & Information


Seniors & Veterans Box Lunch pick up – Wednesday, November 18th at 10:30. 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.

Music & Munch – Wednesday, November 18th at noontime. Why not pair your lunch with a celebration of music? This 45-minute session via Zoom will treat you to a playlist of diverse musical offerings: a little jazz, some “oldies but goodies,” a smidgen of classical, a dip into barbershop, a trip to Broadway. The music is taped but the experience is live. Your guide is Somerville Resident, Laura Zoll, trained as a medieval musicologist and with a life-long love of all things musical. Your preferences will help shape the session. Learn a little, sing-along, relax and enjoy some Music while you Munch. Please RSVP by Monday November 16th to Debby Higgins, Outreach Coordinator at or 617-625-6600 ext. 2321. You will then receive your email invitation to join the program via ZOOM.
Music & Movement – Friday, November 20th at 10:30. Join Steve as he plays guitar, sings and leads gentle movements. Just tapping your toe or singing along can help move your body in new ways. Being physically active is not just good for our bodies, but it is also one of Mental Health America’s 10 tools to building resiliency; or the ability to overcome obstacles and manage through tough times. Physical activity can improve sleep, increase energy, decrease some kinds of pain, boast our immune systems and lower the risk for stroke and some cancers. It also helps to reduce our anxiety, depression, stress and tension.
Join Steve as he shows us that exercise can come in all different forms and movements. Please RSVP to Debby Higgins, Outreach Coordinator at or 617-625-6600 ext. 2321. You will then receive your email invitation to join the program via ZOOM.
Virtual Bingo Day – Tuesday, November 24th 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join us online or via phone to play BINGO. If you would like to participate please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600 ext. 2321 or email We will supply you with the bingo cards and instructions. Space is limited, RSVP a must.
Book Club – Friday, November 20th 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Are you interested in discussing books and making new friends? Book Club is now meeting online via Zoom. The book that will be discussed is White House by Amy Bloom. Please contact Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317 or for Zoom link or to ask questions.


Open Medicare Enrollment 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. You must 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 follow 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:
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #2:
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #3:
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #4:
Yoga YouTube
Yoga with Janine video #1:
Yoga with Janine video #3:

For questions or to register for a Fit-4-Life Zoom exercise class, please contact Chris at 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
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
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

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