The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:
Programs for Week of March 22, 2021
Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490.
New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us!
10:00 AM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto
12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane
2:00 PM, “COVID-19: One Year Later” with the COA Staff
10:00 AM, Public Safety Coffee
12:30 PM, Tai Chi & Meditation with Marie
2:00 PM, Line Dancing with Bradley
9:00 AM, Pet Lovers Group
The Pet Lovers Group will host Dr. Dawn Binder, Owner of Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic in Belmont, who will talk about adopting
senior pets, how to take care of senior pets, bringing new pets into the home, and answer your questions as part of “Ask a Vet”. Please join us and don’t forget to include your pets.
10:00 AM, New! Exercise with Shannon Lee Jones
2:00 PM, Zoom Knitting Group
9:00 AM, Pilates with Marina Z.
10:30 AM, Talk with Tom: Coffee & Casual Conversation
2:00 PM, Zoom Trip to Italy!
10:00 AM, Exercise with Shannon Lee Jones
12:00 PM, Seated Strength & Balance with Pearl
2:45 PM, Mellowtones Chorus with Anne Silverman
Senior Shuttle Bus Update
The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery
shopping. Due to COVID-19, the bus is limited to 4 riders plus the driver. Masks must be worn. Rides are now scheduled by appointment only. Call the Senior Center on Fridays from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM to schedule your ride for the following week. Trips to Market Basket, Target and Marshalls are on the schedule. Call today to reserve your ride.
Link to the March 2021 Newsletter
Looking Ahead – Community Forum
Join the March 24, 2021 Community Forum to discuss the New Watertown High School Building project which includes potential plans for a new Senior Center.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The local Watertown Health Department clinics are over for now due to changes in the Commonwealth’s vaccine distribution process. Please call the Mass Vaccines Hotline at 2-1-1 or visit https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine for information about vaccine sites, age group eligibility, and companion vaccine sites. Please ask your families or friends who are computer-savvy to assist you with scheduling an appointment at area clinics.
I received my first shot at a Watertown Health Department clinic, how do I get the second shot?
If you received your first shot at a Watertown Health Department clinic hosted at the Police Station, and you used your own personal email to register, you will receive an email about scheduling your second shot. If the Senior Center helped you to sign up, a Senior Center staff person will be contacting you to schedule your time for the second shot. We do not have any information at this time about dates or times.
Is there a cost and do I have to have insurance?
There is no cost for a vaccination, and if you do not have insurance, you are still eligible to sign up and receive a vaccination. If you are asked for a credit card, a fee, your Social Security number, or your Driver’s License number, you are on the wrong website or hang up on the caller.
I am a Veteran, is there another way to get a vaccine appointment?
The VA has been reaching out to Veterans, but please call your VA provider or Patrick George, Watertown’s VSO at (617) 972-6416 for information about the VA Health System and what they are providing to Veterans who meet specific criteria.
And Please Remember!
We are still in a pandemic! Keep your distance from others. Wear your masks and wash your hands. The vaccine is 2 doses, spread weeks apart. We must keep vigilant about keeping ourselves and others safe. We’re in this together.