In June, the Watertown Senior Center has an Art Show, the Senior Center Birthday Party and self-defense training, along with all the many usual offerings.
The Watertown Senior Center and Council on Aging sent out the following monthly newsletter:
June Notes from the Director – Thank you friends, volunteers and Yard Sale supporters! The Yard Sale was a great success! Over 40 dedicated volunteers assisted with collecting, sorting and setting-up of the sale, and at the end of the event, a wonderful team of volunteers from the Watertown Community Foundation’s Watertown Helps Out Day assisted in breaking down and cleaning up. We couldn’t have had such a great day without everyone’s support! Thank you!
We kick-off June with a Lunch and Learn on June 6th that features a presentation about Memory Loss and Dementia by the Alzheimer’s Association. On June 14th we will be offering a Musical Morning of Piano Tunes and Sing-along with Mel Stiller, and on June 21st we will be traveling to see the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor. We wrap up the month with a Personal Safety and Defense Workshop on June 28th.
Starting June 6th, please stop by and take a look at the art on display from our Art Class participants. The Art Show will run for one week and a reception will be held on Wednesday, June 7th. All are invited. The Art Class meets every Monday morning at the Senior Center and the group is always looking for new friends to join them.
As we greet the summer months, please remember to look in on your neighbors and remember that the SeniorCenter is an air-conditioned and enjoyable place to visit. Let us know if we can help!
Wishing all fathers a very Happy Father’s Day, Anne-Marie Gagnon
JUNE LUNCH AND LEARN – THE ABC’S OF DEMENTIA
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.
Senior Center Art Class Annual Exhibition & Reception
The Senior Center Art class works hard all year (and has fun too)! Every June we have a chance to admire their best works of the year in a week long exhibit that is open to the public. Be sure to come by and meet the artists and their talented teacher Dawn Scaltreto at the Artists’ Reception! WHEN: Wednesday, June 7 TIME: 10:00 AM WHERE: Watertown Senior Center 31 Marshall Street.
Can’t make it that week? The exhibition will be on display at the Watertown Free Public Library during the entire month of July.
SENIOR CENTER BIRTHDAY PARTY
Join us for a fun afternoon including line dancing, the Mellowtones, gifts, and a delicious luncheon. Birthday cake and ice cream will round out your lunch. So, come enjoy an afternoon out and bring a friend. Cost: $14.
WHEN: Friday, June 9 from 11:30—3:30
MEL STILLER CONCERT
Mel Stiller has been playing the piano and leading sing-alongs at Jacob Wirth restaurant for the past 28 years. For many of those years he has also been performing at senior venues, where he hands out lyrics to standards and show tunes from the 1920’s – 1960’s, so that participants can sing along. WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14 Refreshments will be available prior to the show. Pre-registration is required! The entertainment is being provided by Home Instead Senior Care Waltham.
DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST THE AGGRESSOR – D.Y.A.T.A.
Gain confidence and be empowered to be able to combat a potential assault in a real world scenario. Instructor, Kristin Ann LaShoto will highlight the aspects of awareness, including personal space, while giving us strategies and a wide range of methods and techniques used to safeguard and provide knowledge of individual protection.
You will learn: The two methods of a physical assault, action vs. reaction, diversion/distraction and be educated on scams, holds and the physical aspect of self-defense. WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 28
Space is limited and sign-up is required.
SENIOR SHUTTLE BUS LUNCH BUNCH To PATRIOTS PLACE Enjoy lunch at the Red Robin and time to visit the museum or shop! THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 11:30 AM Cost $5 for Bus & Lunch on Your Own. This trip is for Watertown residents only.
CREATE AN HERB GARDEN WITH ERNIE
Do you have a green thumb or are you always buying herbs at the store? Join Ernie Berardinelli as he shows us how we can have our own tabletop herb garden. All the supplies you need to make a beautiful garden is included. WHEN: Tuesday, June 20 TIME: 10:00 AM COST: $10 This program is funded in part by the Friends of the COA.
Public Safety Mornings at 9:30 AM
June 13 & June 27 Coffee with Police Chief Lawn and Friends
June 20 Hot! Coffee with Fire Captain Ryan Nicholson
Presentation By Attorney Dale Tamburro
Estate Planning Starting with What you Should do at Home to Legal Documents and Reasons for Them to Integrate with your Financial Plan. WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 11:30—1:00 PM Lunch will be served during workshop/ Pre-Registration Required.
¨ Steps to Take in Advance of Death or Disability: Basic Documents We All Need
¨ Why a Living Trust Makes Sense for Most People and its only Drawback
¨ Why an Irrevocable Trust is only Right for Two Needs
¨ Massachusetts Estate Tax Basics/Credit Shelter Trusts
¨ Why a Reverse Mortgage is only Right for some people
How your Financial Planner/Wealth Manager can help me and you.
Should I Downsize My Home?
Join Chris Grande from Walnut Hill Advisors as he holds a discussion on the decisions involved in downsizing your home. Is your home an asset or a liability? How to afford a retirement community. Should you get long term care insurance or pick a retirement community that covers this in the monthly bill? Most important – How to prepare if you live a long & healthy life! WHEN: Thursday, June 29 TIME: 11:30—1:00 Lunch will be served during the workshop. Pre-Registration is Required!
Back by Popular Demand! Travels with Tom Lewis – A Pictorial Travel with Tom to India! Tuesday, June 27from 1:00—3:00 PM.
COME MEET BONITA Bonita, a mixed breed, has been trained as a therapy dog . She volunteers at hospitals and assisted living facilities and colleges at exam time for stress relief for students. She and her owner, Esther Keaney, will be visiting us on Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 AM. Drop by and say hello!
What is MOON? For people with Medicare, MOON has a new meaning: Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice. This newly required notice must be given to some patients who have been admitted to a hospital for observation. Hospitals are increasingly admitting patients under observation status.
You may be surprised to know that even if you are admitted to a hospital room overnight, you might not be an inpatient. If you are under observation, you are considered an outpatient even though you may stay in a hospital bed for many days. This changes how your Medicare coverage works. The MOON will explain the reason for observation status and how it affects your Medicare coverage.
For example, if you have Original Medicare, with or without a Medigap plan, an inpatient hospital stay of at least three days is needed to get any coverage for skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. If you are under observation, you would not get any follow up SNF coverage paid for, even if it is medically necessary. However, if you are in a Medicare Advantage plan or your doctor is in an Accountable Care Organization, the rules are different and the three-day requirement may be waived.
For further assistance about this or any Medicare issue, contact the SHINE Program. Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health and drug insurance programs. To schedule a SHINE appointment, call the Watertown Senior Center at (617) 972-6490.
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!
THE SENIOR CENTER BOOK CLUB – WHEN: Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30. WHERE: Senior Center, 31 Marshall Street. Join us to discuss Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Copies of the book are available at the Watertown Free Public Library. Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character. New members are always welcome!
HEALTH SCREENINGS are held on Thursday mornings
June 15 – 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.
June 22 – Blood Pressure at 9:30 a.m. by Linda Micklay, R.N. from CareGroup Home Care. Free
JUNE 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.
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.
6/8 Sing – Animals of all stripes — including an under-appreciated mother minding 25 piglets, a young gorilla trapped in gang life and a shy elephant — find hope in a life-changing singing competition to save the local theater. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane Reese Witherspoon. 2016 PG 108 mins.
6/15 Moonlight – Growing up in the drug-soaked world of 1980s Miami, young Chiron struggles to make his way through a helter-skelter adolescence while also grappling with confusion and anxiety about his emerging sexuality. Cast: Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Janelle Monae. 2016 R 110 mins.
6/22 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – This wizardly spin-off from the cinematic world of Harry Potter relates the wondrous and exotic life of “magizoologist” Newt Scamander, who wrote the Hogwarts School’s textbook on magical creatures decades before Harry Potter would lay eyes on it. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol. 2016 PG-13 133 mins.
6/29 Queen of Katwe – Disney presents Queen of Katwe, a movie based on a true story. A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess, in this celebration of the human spirit. Cast: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga. 2016 PG 124 mins.
FIRE ALARMS AND CARBON MONOXIDE – The Senior SAFE program provides fire & life safety education for seniors. As part of this The Watertown Fire Department will conduct an in-home visit and provide and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to those in need. To qualify for the install you must be 65 or older and own and occupy the home. Call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 617-972-6510 to book your visit.
SEEKING CHESS PLAYERS!
A small group has formed to play Chess on Mondays at 1:00 PM but they need a few more players! No reservations, just drop in!
ESOL CLASSES ENGLISH For Speakers of Other Languages – CLASSES FORMING NOW at the Center.
CALL THE SENIOR CENTER at 617-972-6490.
July Paint Party!
Windsor House will be here at the Senior Center on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 to host a Paint Party! All supplies are included for a fun time. A light lunch will be served. Seating is limited & pre-registration is required.
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. A Fun Work Out to Contemporary Jazz Music! Conditioning exercises geared towards building “dancer bodies” using Modern Dance movements. TIME: 11:00 AMCOST: $4.00 or pay in advance 10 sessions for $35.00.
THURSDAY YOGA Led by experienced yoga teacher, Henry Oliveras, LMT. A blend of yoga modalities from India and China using Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Elements Theory 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. A Fun Work Out To Contemporary Jazz Music! Conditioning exercises geared towards building “dancer bodies” using Modern Dance movements. TIME: 10:40 AMCOST: $4.00 or pay in advance 10 sessions for $35.00.
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. To learn more about us call 617-926-5295. ~ Mary Keenan, Chairperson