The Watertown Senior Center has many activities, informational presentations and services to offer in August:
Press Releases from the Watertown COA/Senior Center Some of our AUGUST 2018 events include:
SENIOR CENTER SUMMER PICNIC!
Join us for a picnic on: Tuesday, August 28 Time: 4—6 PM! We will be serving some of your favorite summer foods. Enjoy the sounds of Toby Tobas on the steel drums!
The ticket costs $5.00 Seating is limited! Pre-Registration is Required! There is a 2 ticket per person limit. Thank you! (Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Watertown COA) Tickets on sale August 7th.
EAT WELL WATERTOWN PROGRAM AT THE SENIOR CENTER THIS AUGUST!
Join us for a “Healthy Tasting” and learn how to make delicious and nutritious Southwestern Veggie Grain Bowls! Join the Eat Well Watertown Team and Chef Carabeth Connelly, who will teach you how to prepare healthy, versatile bowls with staple ingredients including grains, beans, and vegetables! This program will include a cooking demonstration and samples, nutritional information, tips for healthy living, as well as recipes.
This program is offered by Live Well Watertown, through the Watertown Health Department. WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th TIME: 5:00 PM Pre-registration required as seating is limited.
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, but we hope the latter!
DATES: Thursdays – 8/30, 9/6, & 9/13 TIME: 10:00 AM Call to pre-register at (617) 972-6490
Looking for a fun way to stimulate your brain and keep your memory sharp? Join Pearl Pressman when she hosts BRAIN GAMES! It’s also a great way to meet old and new friends. When: Tuesday, August 7th and 21st Time: 5:00 – 6:00 Call to pre-register at (617) 972-6490.
PAINTING WITH DAWN!
Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon workshop with Dawn Scaltreto, renowned artist and Watertown Senior Center art instructor. Today we will be creating a Summer beach scene. All of your supplies are provided. Bring a friend and enjoy this workshop for beginners to experienced painters. Dawn will walk each participant through the process of creating their own Beach scene on stretched canvas. Each artist will leave with a unique 12″ x 16″ acrylic painting ready for hanging! When: Tuesday, August 21 Time: 4:00PM Cost: $20.00 Call 617-972-6490 to reserve your spot. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the COA.
SENIOR CENTER ART CLASS EXHIBITION At the WATERTOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Our Senior Center Art Class will be exhibiting some of their beautiful art this month. Stop by and see their collection of works on display at the Library or join them at the Library for an Artists Reception on Wednesday, August 22 at 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM.
Tuesday, August 28
Join Chief Lawn & Captain Dupuis at our Picnic
Thursday, August 30 at 10:00 AM
NEW PROGRAM with Fire Captain Ryan Nicholson
CHOCOLATE & WINE TOUR—SEPTEMBER 24
Today we visit Sanborn Fine Candies followed by delicious full course luncheon at Warren’s Lobster House. Next we visit The Flag Hill Winery, winner of the 2017 “Best Wine in NH Gold Medal”. A wine tasting is included. LEAVE: 8:30 AM RETURN: 5:30 PM COST: $82.00
INDIAN PRINCESS RIVERBOAT TRIP— OCTOBER 16
We head to Webster MA for our Foliage trip. We’ll enjoy a cruise aboard the Indian Princess, one of the few authentic paddle wheel riverboats still in operation in the US. Next it’s lunch at the Point Breeze on Webster Lake. Your meal choices are Baked Haddock or Grilled Chicken. We end the day with a stop at the local area farm stand. Leave: 8:30 AM Return: 5:00 approximately. Cost: $82.00
SALEM CROSS INN, BRIGHT LIGHTS, YANKEE CANDLE, & TRAPPIST JAMS—NOVEMBER 28
Enjoy the beautifully decorated Salem Cross Inn and the sounds of Christmas. Your lunch includes soup, salad, Chicken Pot Pie or Maple Salmon, and dessert. Your shopping includes visits to the Saint Joseph Abby for Jellies and Preserves and the Yankee Candle Bavarian Christmas Village. We finish our day with a leisurely ride through the Bright Night’s display. Leave: 9:15 AM Return: 7:30 PM Cost: $82.00
NEED LEGAL ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING, A SIMPLE WILL OR OTHER MATTERS?
METROWEST Legal Services will now be joining us on the third Friday of every month. Appointments are made for 20 minute sessions and you must call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 to reserve your time.
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 all three session or just one.
September 11th: Downsizing & Aging in Place Tips and Tricks
September 18th: What is Affordable Housing & How do I know if I Qualify
September 25th: Application Assistance for Affordable Housing
Presented by Metro West Collaborative Development
TIME: 10:00 AM—11:30 AM Brunch will be served at all sessions. Please call 617-972-6490 to reserve your space.
OTHER SPECIAL SERVICES—CALL THE SENIOR CENTER AT (617) 972-6490 FOR DETAILS
¨ Metrowest Legal Services Clinic – Call to schedule a 20 minute appointment with the attorney
¨ Watertown Food Pantry at 80 Mount Auburn Street, Rear– Tuesdays 10-11:30 and Thursdays 4-6
¨ How Do I Use This Thing? iPhone and Computer Help at the Senior Center
¨ Senior Parking Permits – for up to 2 free hours of metered parking in Watertown’s municipal parking lots
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING WITH MEDICARE
Are you planning to travel abroad? Here is some important information from Medicare: Before you go, remember to look into your Medicare coverage outside the United States. If you have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance), your health care services and supplies are covered when you’re in the U.S. However, in general, Medicare won’t pay for health care services or supplies if you travel outside the U.S. (except in rare cases). Here are 3 ways you can get health coverage outside the U.S.:
1.) If you have a Medigap policy, check your policy to see if it includes coverage when traveling outside the U.S.
2.) If you have another Medicare health plan (like an HMO, PPO, or retiree plan), check with your plan to see if it offers coverage outside the U.S. 3.) You can purchase a travel insurance policy that includes health coverage. If you do have coverage, make sure you know how it works. You may need to pay first, and get the bill translated, before submitting a claim for reimbursement. For further assistance with any Medicare issue, contact the SHINE Program. Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. To schedule a meeting with a SHINE Counselor call the Watertown Senior Center at 617-972-6490.
TRANSPORTATION for WATERTOWN SENIORS – Call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 for more information.
GROCERY SHOPPING AND TRIPS TO TARGET AND THE MALLS on the WATERTOWN SENIOR SHUTTLE
TUESDAYS: Stop & Shop on Watertown Street
FRIDAYS: Super Stop and Shop on Pleasant Street
WEDNESDAYS: Watertown & Arsenal Malls
HOW: Call the Senior Center 2 days in advance if you are new or want to change from your scheduled day.
COST: Suggested donation is $1.00 Round Trip
BAGS: 3 BAG LIMIT
TO LOCAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS (617) 972-6490
HOW: Call the Senior Center 2 days in advance to schedule your taxi ride.
COST: No cost, but you may tip the driver at your discretion.
DETAILS: A spouse/friend/companion can accompany you at no extra charge.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE SENIOR CENTER FOR PROGRAMS (617) 972-6490 As funding permits. Call the Senior Center for details.
MBTA RIDE – Have you thought about taking the MBTA Ride? For eligibility contact: THE RIDE Eligibility Center
HEALTH & WELLNESS
NO Podiatry Clinic – Dr. Alper will be September 27th (note new day)
JULY 26: Blood Pressure Screening at 10:00 by Linda Micklay, R.N. from CareGroup Home Care. Free
AUGUST MOVIE MATINEE
8/2 The Commuter: Insurance salesman Michael MacCauley’s quiet train ride home turns into a terrifying situation when a mysterious woman forces him to find a specific passenger before the last stop, entangling Woolrich in a deadly conspiracy. Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson 2018 PG-13 104 mins.
8/9 Zookeeper’s Wife: After the Nazis invade Poland, Warsaw Zoo caretakers Antonina and Jan Zabinski place themselves in grave danger when they begin collaborating with the Resistance in an effort to save Jews from the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto. Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh 2017 PG-13 126 mins.
8/16 Butterfield 8: Elizabeth Taylor won a Best Actress Oscar as Gloria Wandrous, a stylish call girl who yearns to go straight, especially after she thinks she’s found Mr. Right. But self-loathing socialite Weston (Laurence Harvey) proves he’s not up to the task. As she sorts out her feelings, her only real friend is Steve (Eddie Fisher), whose fiancée suspects their connection is more than platonic. Daniel Mann directs This adaptation of John O’Hara’s best-seller. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher 1960 NR 109 mins.
8/23 Thank You For Your Service: This empathetic drama chronicles the experiences of three U.S. military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder following their service in Iraq — focusing on their struggle to reintegrate with the civilian world. Cast: Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole 2017 R 108 mins.
8/30 Me Before You: Planning to stay just six months, Lou Clark takes on the job of looking after rich but depressed Will Traynor, who’s been left a quadriplegic by an accident. Despite Will’s disillusionment, Lou is determined to show him that his life is worth living. Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer 2016 PG-13 110 mins.
JOIN ONE OF OUR REGULAR PROGRAMS
See Calendar on Page 7 of our newsletter for Dates and Times
Art For Fun — Mondays at 9:30 AM – During the summer it’s Art For Fun. Bring your own art project (oil, watercolor, pencil or ink) to this open studio.
Knitting—Wednesdays at 12:30 PM – Working on a project or need a little help? Stop in for an afternoon of creative work and conversation.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Wednesdays at 2:00 PM – Explore history and culture while learning the English language with this group.
Mellowtones Choral Group—Fridays – Love to sing? This co-ed group led by music director Anne Silverman will put a song in your heart! All welcome. Fridays at 12:30 PM.
BINGO! Fridays at 10:00 AM for BINGO fun.
EXERCISE CLASSES at the SENIOR CENTER
$3 for each Exercise or Yoga class. $4 for Line Dancing.
Audio or Video Tape classes are Free. Each class lasts one hour.
In the absence of an instructor, the Senior Center reserves the right to substitute an instructor, offer a pre-recorded program, or cancel the class.
MONDAYS: 11:00 – Exercise by Video Tape
TUESDAYS: 9:30 – Exercise with Joanna G 11:15 – Line Dancing with Manny
WEDNESDAYS: 11:00 – Mat Yoga with Sue G. (Please bring your own mat.)
THURSDAYS: 9:30 – Chair Yoga with Diane S. 11:00 – Exercise by Video Tape
FRIDAYS: 10:40 – Exercise with Henry O.
Note: Exercise with Shannon, Seated Strength and Balance, and Tai Chi will resume in the Fall.
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