May means some big events at the Watertown Senior Center, including its annual Giant Indoor Yard Sale, but there are plenty of other things going on for seniors in Watertown this month.
The Senior Center sent out the following information:
Some of our MAY 2017 events include:
It’s Yard Sale Time! On Saturday, May 6th, we will be holding our Giant Indoor Yard Sale at the Senior Center. We encourage you to stop by from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM and take a look at the wonderful treasures that have been donated. There will be bargains for everyone and proceeds will benefit the programs and services at the Senior Center. Thank you!
Due to popular demand, we will once again be offering a session of Flowers with Ernie, and with summer around the corner we will be holding a presentation about Sun Safety and Preventing Skin Cancer. We will be taking a local lunch trip with our Senior Shuttle Bus to Grassfields on May 17th, and Dr. Alper will be visiting for podiatry visits on May18th. An attorney from MetroWest Legal Services will be here for clinic hours on May 19th. Looking ahead, we have a special Lunch and Learn event planned for Tuesday, June 6 at 11:00 AM. The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH will be here to offer The Basics: What You Need to Know about Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. You don’t want to miss this!
Wishing all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day, Anne-Marie Gagnon
SENIOR CENTER GIANT INDOOR YARD SALE, Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 – 2:00. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP SORT, SET-UP, SELL, AND CLEAN-UP. OUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEERS! CALL THE CENTER AT 617-972-6490 TO SIGN-UP TO HELP WITH ONE OF THE JOBS ON EITHER FRIDAY, SATURDAY, OR BOTH DAYS. BRING IN YOUR TREASURES FOR OUR YARD SALE TO THE SENIOR CENTER ANYTIME MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30 – 5:00, MAY 1 –5 Remember NO clothing, shoes, tools, computers, televisions, or hard covered books.
SUMMER SUN SAFETY
As the weather gets warmer come and learn Sun Safety tips and what to look for in changes in your skin that might be a Skin Cancer. Join us as Mary Hunt Johnson, RN, a Certified Oncology Nurse and the Director of Community Health at Mount Auburn Hospital talks with us about keeping safe in the summer sun.
WHEN: May 9, 2017 11:00—12:30. Pre-registration Requested for LUNCH AND LEARN. Prevent Skin Cancer Today For a Beautiful Tomorrow!
ROGER WILLIAMS PARK INDOOR BOTANICAL GARDEN TRIP
Join the Watertown Seniors as they travel to Rhode Island to visit the beautiful indoor botanical gardens. We will stop at the Christmas Tree shop on our way to lunch at Bertucci’s where your choices are: Chicken piccata, chicken parma, or roasted eggplant. WHEN: Thursday, May 18 TIME: 8:30—5:30 COST: $85.00 inclusive. Please sign up and pay for your trip by May 4 to insure it runs!
SENIOR SHUTTLE BUS LUNCH BUNCH To GRASSFIELDS, Steak & Seafood in Waltham WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 11:30 AM Cost $5 for Bus & Lunch on Your Own.
WREATH MAKING WITH DIRECTOR ANNE-MARIE
Join Senior Center Director, Anne-Marie Gagnon, on Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00 am as she shows us how to weave ribbons & flowers into a beautiful wreath. There is no cost but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Public Safety Mornings at 9:30 AM
May 9 & May 23 Coffee with Police Chief Lawn and Friends
May 16 Hot! Coffee with Fire Captain Ryan Nicholson
SENIOR CENTER BIRTHDAY PARTY
JOIN us for music, line dancing, door prizes, a Raffle, the Mellowtones, and full delicious luncheon including ice cream and Birthday Cake! So come enjoy an afternoon of fun & bring along a friend! When: Friday, June 9 11:30 – 3:30 Where: Watertown Senior Center 31 Marshall St. Tickets are on sale now at the Senior Center and cost: $14.00.
BRUCE HAMBRO PRESENTS! COLE PORTER & GEORGE GERSHWIN TOGETHER!
An entertaining and informative one-hour presentation that weaves together the lives and careers of two legendary songwriters. Video clips of musicals and a sing-a-long.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 31 TIME: 10:00 $2.00 suggested donation. Pre-registration required.
FLOWERS WITH ERNIE
Ernie Berardinelli will be here for a special Mother’s Day project. All the supplies you need to make a beautiful centerpiece are included. WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 TIME: 10:00 AM COST: No charge but seating is limited! This program is funded in part by the Friends of the COA.
COME MEET DESTINY!
Destiny, a Labrador Retriever, has been trained as a therapy dog and she volunteers at the Watertown Library and Perkins School for the Blind. She and her owner, Peg Horwitz, will be visiting us on Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 AM. Drop by and say hello!
A Note from the Friends of the Council on Aging
Thank you for your support of the programs at the Senior Center! We are looking for volunteers to help with different projects. Please consider joining the Friends as an active member. Join us Wednesday, May 10 at 4:30 pm to learn more about us. For more information call 617-926-5295.
~ Mary Keenan, Chairperson
~ COMING IN JUNE ~
June 6: Alzheimer’s Association
June 7: Art Reception
June 9: Birthday Party
June 13 & 27: Coffee With Police Chief Michael Lawn and Friends
June 14: Concert with Mel Stiller
June 15: Lunch Out
June 20: Ernie’s Flowers
June 21: Tall Ships Trip
June 28: DYATA Safety Workshop
Need Help With Prescription Drug Costs? Prescription Advantage May Be Your Answer!
Prescription Advantage is a state-run program which helps members pay for their prescription drugs. It may lower your drug co-pays and also allows you to join or change your Medicare drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. Eligibility is based on income only and there is no asset limit!
You can join if you are a Massachusetts resident, eligible for Medicare, and are: 65 years or older with an annual income at or less than $60,300 for a single person or $81,200 for a married couple OR you are under 65 years and disabled, with an annual income at or less than $22,673 for a single person or $30,531 for a married couple.
There is no charge for joining Prescription Advantage, if you have an annual income at or less than $36,180 for a single person and $48,720 for a married couple. There is a $200 per person annual enrollment fee for those with higher incomes.
Call Prescription Advantage today to enroll on the phone or ask for an application form. You can reach Prescription Advantage at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 2 or online at www.prescriptionadvantagema.
LAW OFFICE OF DALE TAMBURRO
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 TIME: 10:00 AM (re-scheduled from 4/5)
Understanding Basic Estate Planning & Documents: Steps to Take in Advance of Death or Disability and Basic Documents We All Need Future Free Private Consultation to All Attendees.
CAPTAIN RYAN NICHOLSON – WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
Watertown Fire Captain, Ryan Nicholson, is stopping by for coffee and conversation. Questions about fire safety, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, or other concerns? Captain Nicholson will have some valuable information to share with you!
WHEN: Thursday, April 20 TIME: 9:30 AM
June 21— 2017 Tall Ships Regatta with food bar onboard & Quincy Market COST: $79
July 20—NH Lake Region Theatre, South Pacific and lunch at Hart’s Turkey Farm COST: $84.00
September 22—Scallop Festival and JFK’s Memorial & Museum where they are celebrating his 100th Birthday. COST: $69
October 17— Indian Princess Riverboat ride and lunch at the Point Breeze Restaurant on Lake Webster and a stop at Foppema’s Farmstand. COST: $79
Watch for our trips using the Senior Shuttle!
AGING WELL IN WATERTOWN: HOUSING SEMINAR Call the Senior Center to Register
Thinking of moving? Selling your home? Downsizing? Modifying? Come learn what’s available for housing in Watertown as we age.
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Watertown Free Public Library
Brought to you by Marshall Home Fund, Watertown for All Ages, Watertown Housing Authority, Watertown Community Foundation, Watertown Council on Aging, Watertown Dept. of Public Health, Watertown Dept. of Community Development and Planning, Live Well Watertown, and Metrowest Collaborative Development.
JUNE LUNCH AND LEARN – THE ABC’S OF DEMENTIA
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. What You Need to Know. The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH Presents The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
This special presentation provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefit of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment and support resources.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6 TIME: 11:00 AM Pre-Registration Required. A light lunch is offered.
THE SENIOR CENTER BOOK CLUB –
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30. WHERE: Senior Center, 31 Marshall Street
Join us to discuss Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer. Copies of the book are available at the Watertown Free Public Library. Paul Revere’s midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history- yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775- what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed- uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. When the alarm-riders of April 18 took to the streets, they did not cry, “the British are coming,” for most of them still believed they were British. For George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon. New members are always welcome!
HEALTH SCREENINGS are held on Thursday mornings
May 18 – Podiatry Clinic – 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.
May 25 – Blood Pressure at 9:30 a.m. by Linda Micklay, R.N. from CareGroup Home Care. Free
MAY MOVIE MATINEE Come on over and enjoy in our comfortable lounge Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St.
5/4 NO MOVIE
5/11 Ever After: A Cinderella Story – Orphaned as a child, Danielle is treated like a servant by her wicked stepmother and two stepsisters. When Danielle stumbles onto Prince Henry, who’s fleeing an arranged marriage, the two inspire each other to resolve their respective troubles. Cast: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott. 1998 PG-13 121 mins.
5/18 The Choice – Bachelor Travis Parker is enjoying the single life in his seaside North Carolina town when the beguiling Gabby Holland moves in next door. Almost immediately, the two fall in love despite a host of obstacles – including Gabby’s boyfriend. Cast: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace 2016 PG-13 111 mins.
5/25 Patriots Day – A tragic bombing near the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon sets off a citywide manhunt for the perpetrators. With residents devastated by the events, Sgt. Tommy Saunders and the Boston Police Department zero in on two suspects. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman. 2016 R 133 mins.
6/1 La La Land – While pursuing showbiz fame, jazz pianist Sebastian falls for aspiring actress Mia, and the two embark on an intense love affair. But as their separate paths of ambition force them to make tough choices, their relationship starts to fray. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend. 2016 PG-13 128 mins.
EXERCISE AT THE SENIOR CENTER
MONDAY EXERCISE – Exercise class with Shannon Lee Jones. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! TIME: 11:00 AM COST: $4.00
TUESDAY EXERCISE – Exercise class with Joanna Grubel. Join the fun! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, Increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. TIME: 9:30 AMCOST: $4.00
TUESDAY CHAIR EXERCISE – This group meets weekly for support and to socialize. Class is led by audio tape. TIME: 10:00 AM COST: FREE
TUESDAY LINE DANCING – Get up and get moving with this fun bunch! TIME: 11:15 AM COST: $5.00
WEDNESDAY EXERCISE – Exercise class with Henry Oliveras. Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try! TIME: 11:00 AM COST: $4.00 or pay in advance 10 sessions for $35.00.
THURSDAY YOGA – Led by experienced yoga teacher, Henry Oliveras, LMT, this class uses a chair or you can bring your own mat and provides a gentle stretch and limbering for the body to improve balance and restore the mind. TIME: 10:00 AM COST: $4.00 or pay in advance 10 sessions for $35.00.
FRIDAY EXERCISE – Exercise Class with Henry Oliveras. TIME: 10:40 AM COST: $4.00 or pay in advance 10 sessions for $35.00.
FRIDAY TAI CHI – Tai Chi with Marie Favorito. Practice of Tai Chi provides great health benefits: improved posture, balance, circulation, metabolism, strengthened immune system, strengthened heart energy, improved neuromuscular function, and improved brain function. TIME: 12:30 pm. COST: Drop-in $5.00.
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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 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we’d love to hear from you. Thank you.