The Watertown Senior Center has plenty of activities to choose from in September.
Here is the newsletter sent out by the Senior Center:
USE IT OR LOSE IT – MAINTAINING YOUR BRAIN
Anne Fitzpatrick-Neu from LivHome will be here to discuss the health of our brain and the critical roles it plays in all we do: thinking, feeling, remembering, even sleeping. As we get older, our brains often work a little slower and become tired easier. Today we will discuss healthy eating habits, social activities, as well as brain exercises such as memory recall and attention recognition that can help you maintain your brain.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9
WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St. Please sign up by calling the Senior Center at 617-972-6490.
PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST SCAMS
Sergeant George Demos of the Watertown Police Community and Staff Development Department is coming to the Center to talk to us about the different types of scams out there and what you can do to protect yourself. Please join us for this informative session.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16
WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.
Please sign up by calling the Senior Center at 617-972-6490.
The Watertown Senior Center will be having a flu shot clinic:
WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 22 and Thursday, October 22
Please remember to bring your Medicare/Insurance card and to wear clothing appropriate for a shot (short sleeves.) The Watertown Health Department will be offering flu shot clinics around the Town. If you know anyone who is homebound or unable to attend one of those clinics please call 617-972-6446 and ask to speak to the Public Nurse.
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
Sign up and pay at the Senior Center. Book early to insure this trip runs.
FALL IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall when you join the Watertown seniors as they travel to North Conway, NH. Our first stop is the White Mountain Resort with its stunning views of the foliage from large picture windows and where a delicious lunch awaits you. Your choices today are Baked Stuffed Haddock (with shrimp, crab, & scallops) or Chicken Cordon Bleu. After lunch it’s off to the Town of North Conway where you’ll find many interesting shops to browse or to sightsee on your own. Finally we will make a stop at Applecrest Farms where you can stock up on apples, pies, and other fall favorites.
WHEN: Thursday, October 15
LEAVE: 8:30 a.m. RETURN: 6:30 p.m.
COST: $60 which includes travel, lunch and bus driver’s tip. Please sign up early!
WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
Tai Chi with Marie Favorito begins the ten-week fall series Friday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
Art Class instruction with Dawn Scaltreto begins Monday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Knitting Group resume their monthly meetings Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:00 p.m.
The Mellowtones come back to sing for fun! Friday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m.
The Book Club meets Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
New participants are always welcome to any of our programs. Call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 for more info!
SEPTEMBER MOVIE MATINEE Come on over and enjoy in our comfortable lounge Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.
9/3 Cheaper By The Dozen – The Bakers, a family of 14, move to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater’s football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she’s away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. Cast: Steve Martin Bonnie Hunt, Hillary Duff. 2003 98 mins PG
9/10 Unbroken – This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot who joined the armed forces during the World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift before his capture by the Japanese. During his imprisonment, Louis must continue his fight by surviving through the war. Cast: Garrett Ledlund, Domhall Gleeson, Jai Courtney 2014 137 mins PG-13
9/17 Mamma Mia – On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter, in a bid to learn her father’s identity, invites three of Donna’s ex-lovers to the wedding. Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos, has also invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya buoyed by the tunes of ABBA. Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried 2008 108 mins PG-13
9/24 Still Alice – When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s — which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth 2014 101 mins PG-13
10/1 Double Jeopardy – When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. She entrusts her son, Matty, to her friend and it is during one of her calls that she learns Nick is still alive. Six years later Libby is paroled. Breaking parole, with her parole officer (Travis) in hot pursuit, she sets out to find her son and the truth. She also learns that since she’s already been convicted of killing Nick she can kill him and not be charged with “murder”. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood 1999 105 mins R
MEDICAL UPDATE – Medical screenings listed below are all held on Thursday mornings
Sept. 10 – Hearing Screening with hearing specialist Steve Bennett from Miracle Ear. Call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 for an appointment. Mr. Bennett will also clean your hearing aid at no charge.
Sept. 17 – Podiatry Clinic – next date is September 17 at 11:00 a.m. Toenails, corns, callus care only. The cost for this service is $25.00 payable to Dr. Alper. Insurance is not accepted.
Sept. 24 – Blood Pressure by Linda Micklay, R.N. from CareGroup Home Care in order of sign-in starting at 9:30 a.m. There is no charge for this service but donations to the Senior Center are appreciated.
An attorney from Metro West Legal Services will offer office hours on Friday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appointments are required: contact the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 to schedule an appointment.
DON’T IGNORE YOUR MEDICARE MAIL!
It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you should be receiving information from your plan by the end of September. It is important to understand and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2016. During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7), you will have a chance to CHANGE your plan for next year. SHINE Counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. Call early to get a SHINE appointment during Open Enrollment!
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE! Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. To schedule a SHINE appointment, call your local Senior Center. For other SHINE related matters, call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back, as soon as possible.
BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!
Have the Watertown Senior News emailed to your home computer every month by going to the Town website:www.watertown-ma.gov and signing up on the ‘Notify Me’ list. Follow the link on the left side of the home page, scroll down to Watertown Senior News and check it off! Or call the Senior Center at 617- 972-6490 with your email address & we’ll add it for you!
WATERTOWN SENIOR CITIZEN PARKING PERMIT … Have you got yours yet?
1.) Participant must be a resident of Watertown, age 65 or older.
2.) The cost is $2 for one year, $3 for two years. The cost for a replacement permit is the same as for a new pass.
3.) Participant must bring driver’s license and car registration as proof of residency and ownership of the car. The address on both must be the same. (If the car is leased, applicant must show a copy of the lease agreement.)
4.) Permit may only be used by the person to whom it was issued, and is not transferable to another person. Any misuse shall be cause for revocation.
5.) No car owned, registered, or under long-term lease agreement to a business will be eligible.
6.) Parking is allowed ONLY at 2 hour meters located in Municipal parking lots located behind the Main Library, the CVS parking lot, and the Coolidge Square lot (off Wells Ave) for no longer than two hours. Anyone staying longer than two hours may be ticketed. The permit is not valid at any on-street parking meter.
7.) Permit is to be placed inside vehicle face up on Driver’s side dashboard for verification.
Register at the Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St. at the front desk. Questions? Call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490.
ENERGY & BALANCE WITH TAI CHI
Try tai chi to improve your balance, reduce stress and increase energy. Tai chi’s simple movements are low impact, and put minimal stress on muscles and joints. The Fall Session of ten one-hour classes taught by Marie Favorito, Senior Instructor, Founder and Director of Boston Healing Tao meet:
WHEN: Fridays at 12:30 p.m. starting Sept. 11 WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.COST: $35 for the series. Curious but not ready to commit? There’s a $5 drop-in fee/class.
SING…. JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!
The Mellowtones will start singing again this month, so if you like to sing come on over! The group sings for fun, and members do not need to be able to read music. The Mellowtones meet at the Senior Center Friday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. We request a $2.00 donation. This month the meeting dates are: 9/18, and 9/25.
We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Call us at 617-972-6490 and let us know if there is a program, movie, or activity you’d like to see at the Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St. We’re open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we’d love to hear from you. Thank you.