Somerville COA Press & Organizational Outreach for 12-3-2021

EVENTS

Project Outlook, Low Vision Group, returns! 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Street Center. Project Outlook is a group of residents with low or no vision who enjoy getting together for camaraderie and socialization.

Project Outlook has been active for over 30 years. Come join in the conversation, we look forward to meeting you. For more information please contact Claudia at 857-237-1801.
Game Club –Mondays from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street (behind the Holiday Inn.) Please join us as we play a wide variety of board and card games. Please RSVP to Maureen Bastardi at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 or email Maureen at mbastardi@somervillema.gov .
General Nutrition Classes – In-person, Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. at our Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street. Virtual classes are offered Monday at 11am via Zoom. New and returning members are welcome! To RSVP please call Mary Marshall at 617-625-6600, ext. 2316 or email her at headtofitness10@yahoo.com. Masks are required.
Walking Group –Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The walking group will meet in front of the Holland Street Center and will enjoy walks through area neighborhoods. Pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register for the program, contact Chris Kowaleski by email at ckowaleski@somervillema.gov or by phone at 617-625-6600 ext. 2315.
Fit-4-Life Exercise Classes—Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m & 11:00 a.m.—In-person, indoor classes at the Holland Street Center. Each class will focus on strength, balance and flexibility. Pre-registration is required as classes will be limited; masks will be required. Please contact Chris Kowaleski at 617-625-6600 ext. 2315 or email ckowaleski@somervillema.gov with any questions or for additional information.
English Conversation – Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – At the Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street (Behind the Holiday Inn.) Meet people from all over the world as we discuss a range of topics. No books – no test – just friendly conversation. This program is in person; pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please contact Maureen Bastardi at MBastardi@Somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 to RSVP.
Men’s Group – 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 -Our popular men’s group is held the second Tuesday of the month at the Holland St. Center. New and returning members are welcome. Please RSVP to Norbert DeAmato at ndeamato@hotmail.com

Bowling is Back – Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Flatbreads Company / Sacco Bowl Haven in Davis Square. For more information or to sign up please contact Debby at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email Deb at Dhiggins@Somervillema.gov . Face coverings are required.

Mental Health Awareness Series – December 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please RSVP to Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317 or email Natasha at NNaim@Somervillema.gov

Interactive Senior Friendly Body Movement Show – Tuesday, December 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. Marcus Santos from Grooversity Global Drumming Network will lead this hands-on interactive, multicultural show, showcasing a friendly body movement adaptation of traditional rhythms and dances from different countries. The audience becomes part of the show that includes the use of friendly body movement, technology and cultural diversity awareness. Grab and Go lunch available following the performance. RSVP to Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email Debby at Dhiggins@Somervillema.gov

Interactive Senior Friendly Body Movement Show – Wednesday, December 8th & Tuesday, December 21st at 11:30 a.m. at the our Holland Street Center. Marcus Santos from Grooversity Global Drumming Network will lead this hands-on interactive, multicultural show, showcasing a friendly body movement adaptation of traditional rhythms and dances from different countries. The audience becomes part of the show that includes the use of friendly body movement, technology and cultural diversity awareness. Grab and Go lunch available following the performance. RSVP to Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email Debby at Dhiggins@Somervillema.gov

Music & Movement – Thursday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m. 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. This program is in person, pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP to Debby at Dhiggins@Somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 ext. 2321.

Music & Munch – Wednesday, December 15th & December 29th 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 to Debby at Dhiggins@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 ext. 2321. You will then receive your email invitation to join the program via ZOOM.

Arts & Crafts – Friday, December 17th at the Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. Join us for some holiday fun during our in-person craft session. Crafting material will be provided; cost is $3 per person. Seating is limited. Please call Debby at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email Debby at DHiggins@Somervillema.gov to reserve your spot.

Book Club – Friday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m. – Do you love books and want to discuss your love of reading with others? Consider joining book club. Please contact Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317. Group meets in person at 167 Holland St. and concurrently via Zoom. Please RSVP by calling Natasha Naim at 617-625-6600 or email Natasha at nnaim@somervillema.gov as space is limited.
Holiday Boxed Lunch Pick Up – Monday, December 20th starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street. We hope you can stop by for some holiday cheer. Please reserve your lunch by calling Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2319.
Yoga – In Person – Tuesday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 28th at 10:00 a.m. Easy-to-follow program lets you stretch and relax. Yoga provides modified, low-impact moves and easy-to-follow pacing for a healthy, active lifestyle. Please RSVP to Chris Kowaleski at 617-625-6600, ext. 2315 or email Chris at CKowaleski@Somervillema.gov .
Powers Music School – Wednesday, December 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Holland Street Center. Enjoy an afternoon of music performed by Tev Stevig on guitar and Josiah Reibstein on bass. Grab and Go Lunch available after the performance. Please RSVP to Debby at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or DHiggins@Somervillema.gov

Caregiver Check-In – Tuesday, December 28th at 11:30 a.m. – Are you a caregiver for a loved one and want to connect with other caregivers? Would you like to discuss the joys and challenges of caregiving? The Somerville Council on Aging is hosting a monthly check-in via Zoom for caregivers. Please contact Natasha Naim by either calling 617-625-6600 ext. 2317 or e-mail Natasha at NNaim@Somervillema.gov.

Diabetic Shoe Clinic – Tuesday, December 14th. Do you have diabetes as well as Medicare? You may be eligible for a new pair of diabetic shoes once a year. In order to attend the shoe clinic, you must reserve a 10 minute appointment slot. To reserve your slot please call Natasha Naim at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317.

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
Virtual FIT-4-LIFE SCHEDULE
Mondays 1:00 p.m. = Fit-4-Life Zoom Exercise
Wednesdays 1:00 p.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

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
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EDtaIdYSz0
Fit-4-Life Exercise Video #5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAnwfwGybTI

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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA
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/

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
If you would like to receive a virtual copy of our monthly newsletter 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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