See What’s Happening at the Watertown Senior Center in August

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The Watertown Senior Center has plenty going on in August. Here are just some of the highlights.

“Exploring the Charles River” can serve as a guide in planning a variety of excursions, while providing a brief history of the Boston area for the reader’s pleasure. Discover scenic bridges and walkways with the many natural and historic sites the river offers; from urban settings to hidden coves and wetland areas, for some scenic new adventures. Join us as author, Kathleen Rowe, talks to us about photographing, researching, and writing about the different areas of this ever-changing waterway – the Charles River.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St. Sign-up is required. Call the Senior Center at 617 -972-6490.

Would you like to gain confidence and self-esteem to combat an assault in a real world scenario? Kristin Ann LaShoto will highlight the aspects of awareness and personal space, while giving us strategies and a wide range of techniques used to safeguard and provide knowledge of individual protection. You will learn three methods of communication, recognition of verbal and physical aggression, action vs. reaction, personal bubble zones, and diversion/distraction. “To predict imminent danger is the best way to prevent any attack”.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19
WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.
Sign-up is required. Call the Center at 617 -972-6490.

The town of Watertown and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) are committed to keeping drivers safe. In an effort to make our roads safer, the RMV will present “Shifting Gears,” a free, hour-long program designed to educate and encourage older drivers to be the best driver possible. This free workshop will be presented:
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26
WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.

A representative from the RMV will present the program and highlight issues facing elder drivers. The program includes safe driving tips, information on how age affects one’s driving, how medications and medical conditions affect driving, and identifies the most frequent collisions for elder drivers. A list of warning signs of unsafe driving is provided to help drivers minimize their driving risk. The benefits of not driving a vehicle and suggestions of ways to preserve one’s independence without a license will also be discussed. Please sign up by calling the Senior Center at 617-972-6490.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKE REGION TRIP – The Watertown seniors are heading to the Lake Winnipesauke area. First stop is Mill Falls where you will have time to browse the shops before heading to Harts Turkey Farm. Your choices for luncheon are Turkey dinner, broiled Haddock, or roasted Sirloin of Beef. After lunch it’s off to the elegant “Castle in the Clouds” perched overlooking Lake Winnipesauke. The Castle is a Craftsman style turreted structure build in the 1800’s surrounded by gardens and spectacular views.
DATE: Thursday, Aug. 20
LEAVE: 8:30 a.m. RETURN 6:30 p.m. COST: $74
which includes lunch, castle admission, and bus driver’s tip. Book early to insure this trip runs.

SCALLOP FESTIVAL & GLASS MUSEUM – Join the Watertown seniors as we are travel to the upper cape for the annual Scallop Festival. We start our day with shopping and then head to Falmouth for the Scallop Festival. You have a choice of fried scallops or roast chicken. There will be time to visit the craft tents before heading to the Sandwich Glass Museum where you can see the special exhibit: Cutting Edge – A New Perspective on Glass. This powerful and compelling sculpture exhibit explores the many ways glass can be transformed when combined with other materials.
WHEN: Sept. 18
TIME: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. COST: $62.00

Sign up and pay at the Senior Center. Book early to insure this trip runs.

To see more information about other activities, medical clinics and transportation for seniors click here to see the Senior Center newsletter:

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