This Month at the Senior Center: Rideshare, Improve Balance, State Sen. Brownsberger and More

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The Watertown Senior Center is jumping with activities in September, including classes to improve balance, meet your state senator and find out about using rideshares like Uber and Lyft.

The Watertown Senior Center sent out its monthly newsletter. See the highlights below:

GREETINGS FROM THE DIRECTOR
September is busy at the Senior Center! A Matter of Balance returns with 8 weeks of falls prevention and strength exercises; the Watertown Fire Department will begin a 3week series on fire and life safety; we will be hosting a Senior Charlie Card day; and we will be holding different presentations on Housing Options, Dental Health, and what Rideshare is all about. Keep Fit with Joanna returns on Thursdays and Tai Chi with Marie and Strength and Balance with Pearl return on Fridays.

Our Fall Trips are on Sale now. We will be taking our Senior Shuttle to Wayland for lunch and to the Christmas Tree Shop in Natick, and we will be traveling with Fox Tours in October for a trip to Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum, and a trip to Newport, RI, for a holiday excursion. As always, please share with us ideas for new programs and trips, and continue to checkin your attendance at the My Senior Center kiosk when you enter the building. Please stop by and say hello to us at Faire on The Square at Saltonstall Park on September 28. You’ll find us at the Council on Aging table.

Happy Senior Center Month
Anne-Marie Gagnon

DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING?
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital and will take place:
WHERE: Watertown Senior Center 31 Marshall St.
WHEN: Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 September 17—November 5
Pre-registration is required. Call the Senior Center – 617-972-6490.

WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Watertown Fire Department, in partnership with the Watertown Senior Center, will be providing a three-part educational series on fire and life safety for older adults. In addition to valuable safety lessons, each session will highlight a different aspect of firefighting, complete with demonstrations. We look forward to a fun and valuable three weeks. Attend one or attend all.
DATES: Thursdays – 9/5 Engine, 9/19 Ambulance, & 9/26 Ladder
TIME: 10:00 AM
Call to pre-register: (617) 972-6490

RIDESHARE? Tell Me More about LYFT and UBER
Are you looking for ways to save on transportation costs but go further? Do you want to keep healthy and active in your community? Curious how rideshare (using Lyft or Uber) can work for you? Join this 90-minute session with Jane Gould, PhD, a volunteer with TRIPPS, and be introduced to rideshare, answer common questions, and download the app.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Call to preregister: (617) 9726490

PUBLIC SAFETY MORNINGS
Coffee with Chief Lawn & Captain Dupuis, Tuesday, September 9 at 9:30 AM Join us for casual conversation & coffee in the Lounge.

COFFEE WITH STATE SENATOR BROWNSBERGER “WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW”
Join State Sen. Will Brownsberger when he comes to speak about what is happening at the State House on issues for seniors. After we will be hosting Senior Charlie Card Day! Applications sponsored by Sen. Brownsberger.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Charlie Cards start at 10 a.m.

SENIOR HOUSING ISSUES
2 Sessions, 55+ and Ready to Make a Move?
Thinking of making a move and/or downsizing? Learn how to qualify for Affordable Housing and the different housing options available in Watertown. Join us for both sessions or just attend one!
SESSION 1: Downsizing & Aging in Place, Tips and Tricks
Tuesday, September 17, 10-11:30 AM, Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.
SESSION 2: What is Affordable Housing & How do I Know if I Qualify?
Tuesday, September 24, 10-11:30 AM, Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St. Call to preregister: 617-9726490

Watertown Health Department FREE FLU SHOTS
At The Senior Center
Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuesday, October 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HEALTH & WELLNESS
September 4: Ask the Nurse & Blood Pressure Screening at 10:00 by Watertown Health Dept. Nurse, Wil VanDinter. He is also available to answer your health care questions. Stop by and say Hi. Free.
September 12 at 10:15: Students from Regis College Dental hygiene program will be visiting to talk about oral health. Free.
September 19:—Podiatry Clinic at 11:00. Toenails, corns, callus care only. The cost for this service is $25.00 payable to Dr. Alper.
September 26: Blood Pressure Screening at 10:00 by Linda Micklay, R.N. from CareGroup Home Care. Free.

See more activities, events and services at the Watertown Senior Center in September by clicking here.

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