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Somerville Health Fair Fast Approaching

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Friends taking care of friends at last year’s fair! Anna Raphael checking Flo Donoghue’s blood pressure. Didem Aytok and Abigail LaBonte helped out.

 The Somerville Council on Aging’s Annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, October 24th at the Holland Street Center, 167 Holland Street. Exhibitors will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and include flu shots, blood pressure readings, chair massage, health insurance information, Healthy snacks and recipes, hearing and glucose screenings and so much more.  Guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. is Roberta Robinson who will be speaking on our theme: Live Better Each Day: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies. Lunch is at 12 noon. Register by October 21st and be entered in a special raffle. RSVP 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.


Community Building Between the Generations


The latest positive outcome of the collaborative efforts of the Somerville Council on Aging and Teen Empowerment is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s choice to include them as a partner for the 2013-14 Symphony for Our City program. Each year, the BSO partners will up to 10 community-based organizations in the greater Boston area through an open application process. Being chosen as partners means that the Council on Aging and Teen Empowerment will be granted tickets to Symphony performances at Boston’s Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. Older adults and teens who may not otherwise listen to or appreciate symphony music will enjoy and learn about the music together. The first performance is scheduled for Friday, November 1st.

“Every time the older adults we serve do something together with Teen Empowerment kids, there is a positive outcome,” says Janine Lotti, Senior Project Manager at the Council on Aging. “When the Council on Aging learned of this application process, it seemed only logical to partner with TE and get ready for another rewarding experience.”

English Conversation Group at Cross Street Center, 165 Broadway

Come and practice speaking English with people your own age.

No books, no tests, no stress. Just good friends who want to learn.

Older adults from all over the world practice speaking and listening in English.

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Lunch at noon, donation of $1.50 requested.

RSVP at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300

“Love Letters” in Somerville

October 11, 2013 By  Leave a Comment (Edit)

Actor Richard Clark returned to the Somerville COA with his acting partner Lynne
McKinney Lydick and presented “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney.  This
program was supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Cultural
Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council, a state agency.

LGBT “Movies To Come Out To” “Left on Pearl”

It was an amazing night at the Holland Street Center as the filmmaker and producers of “Left on Pearl”, the film that explores the intense ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive by hundreds of women in 1971 was shown. This is a working edition of the film as the producers continue to raise funds towards a completion date for next year at this time. Over 50 people attended the screening preceded by a great meal from Maya Sol.

Somerville COA Classes at Holland Street Center

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    Art instructor Kathy Harvey shares with us five different artists and how we can be inspired to create beginning with Georgia O’Keefe and her flowers.

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