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The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

Greetings! Many Watertown Senior Center Programs via Zoom. Call (617) 972-6490 for details.

Programs for Week of June 28, 2021

June programs are offered on Zoom. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490. New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you’ll join us!

Monday:   

10:00 AM, Zoom Art Class with Dawn

12:30 PM, Zoom Chair Yoga with Diane

2:00 PM, In Celebration of Pride!   Join us for a conversation with Lady Di, Provincetown’s Popular Radio Show Host!   Vernon Porter, aka “Lady Di” came to the United States from Nova Scotia in 1962, calling Waltham home for many years before moving to Provincetown. He opened Vernon’s Records on Moody Street which expanded over the years to include accessories and clothing serving women of all sizes and the LGBT community. The building also housed the International Foundation for Gender Education. Now retired as the Secretary to the Board of Selectmen of Provincetown, Lady Di is celebrating 20+ years as a Radio Personality and host of the popular radio show “Legs Up and Dancing!” Join us to learn more at 2:00 PM on Zoom.

Tuesday:

10:00 AM, Zoom Hour with Senator Brownsberger

12:30 PM, Zoom Tai Chi & Meditation with Marie Favorito

2:00 PM, Zoom Line Dancing with Bradley
                                     
Wednesday:

11:00 AM, Zoom Total Body Exercise with Nicole Von Rekowsky

2:00 PM, Zoom “Women of Cinema who Paved the Way: Lucille Ball!”

Thursday, July 1:

9:00 AM, Zoom Pilates with Marina Zaslavskaya

10:30 AM, Zoom Talk with Tom: Coffee & Casual Conversation

2:00 PM, Zoom IT Clinic for Apple IPhones, IPads and IMacs Assistance, Advanced Level

Friday, July 2: “Happy 4th of July Weekend!”     

10:00 AM, Zoom Exercise with Shannon Lee Jones     

12:00 PM, Zoom Seated Strength & Balance with Pearl Pressman

1:00 PM, Zoom Mellowtones Choral Group with Anne Silverman

~Senior Center Closes at 2 PM for Summer Hours~

Looking Ahead~ Monday, July 5, Senior Center Closed for July 4th Holiday ~

Transportation Options

Senior Shuttle Bus

The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping. Masks are required on the Senior Shuttle Bus. Rides are door-to-door and are now scheduled by appointment only. Call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 for more information and to schedule your ride. Suggested donation is $2.00 roundtrip paid to the driver. Trips to Target, Stop and Shop/CVS/Watertown Savings Bank, Market Basket, Marshalls, Roche Brothers, and Hannaford are on the schedule. 

New Transportation Provider

Springwell, our local Area Agency on Aging, recently received a large grant to help seniors in Watertown and surrounding communities get where they need to go! The service is free of charge for seniors, age 60 and older, and the service will provide rides locally and to Boston and beyond for errands, medical appointments, and social engagements. Rides are scheduled by calling Alternative Transportation directly at (857) 364-6570. They will register each person who seeks the service, and arrange both pickup and return. 48 hour notice is required.

Link to the  July 2021 Newsletter

Senior Center Re-Opening News

The Senior Center is open again to visitors, but due to limited parking and gym access while summer school programs at the Phillips are in session, many summer programs will continue to be offered on Zoom including Exercise classes and other informative programs. Programs are noted as “on Zoom” or “at COA” in the July newsletter.

Please review the July newsletter for details on some in-person afternoon offerings, “at COA”:  Whist, Bridge, Rummikub, Canasta, Knitting Group, and Chair Volleyball. SHINE is also now offering in-person appointments. We will continue to evaluate how best to bring more programs back when parking becomes more available. In the meantime, masks are highly recommended for all people regardless of vaccination status visiting the Senior Center or participating in a grab-n-go event. Masks are required when riding the Senior Shuttle Bus or visiting the Food Pantry.

Senior Parking Permits

Please check to make sure that your Senior Parking Permit is up-to-date, and call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 to renew by phone. For new permits: please stop by the Senior Center and bring your ID, Car Registration and Fee. You must be at least 65 years old and live in Watertown with the automobile registered in your name. The cost is $3 for a 2-year permit. Parking is limited to two hours at the metered CVS and Library lots in Watertown Square and the metered CVS lot in Coolidge Square. Not valid for metered street parking. 

Property Tax Work-Off Program for Seniors and Veterans

Applications for the Fiscal Year 2022 Property Tax Work-Off program are now available. Participants must meet eligibility requirements and Town departments’ needs. Click here for details: FY22 Property Tax Work-Off Program Details

Watertown Food Pantry open Tuesdays, 10 AM – 2 PM

The Food Pantry is located at  80 Mount Auburn Street, rear, and is open Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Food donations are received on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM until 2 PM.
Follow this link for more details: Watertown Food Pantry | Watertown, MA – Official Website (watertown-ma.gov). Masks are required for all visitors to the Food Pantry. Thank you to all who have donated!

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center is located at 31 Marshall Street, Watertown, MA 02472

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