Senior Center Events: Senior Living Advisors, Technology for Those With Hearing Loss & More

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Watertown Senior Center

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The Watertown Senior Center provided the following information:

Programs for Week of July 5, 2021

Changes to Our Programs

As we slowly return to in-person activities at the Council on Aging/Senior Center (COA), some July programs continue to be offered on Zoom and some are now offered at the COA in the afternoons including Knitting, Whist, Chair Volleyball, Bridge, Rummikub, and Canasta. Please review the newsletter for details, and call to register your spot: (617) 972-6490. New participants are always welcome in every program. We hope you’ll join us!

Monday: July 5, 2021
Closed in observance of the July 4 Holiday.

12:30 PM, Zoom Tai Chi & Meditation with Marie Favorito
2:00 PM, Zoom Harp with Susan Wright
11:00 AM, Zoom Total Body Exercise with Nicole Von Rekowsky
2:00 PM, Zoom “How Not to Choose a Nursing Home” with 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors

10:30 AM, Zoom Talk with Tom: Coffee & Casual Conversation 
2:00 PM, Zoom “Technology for People with Hearing Loss” with Kathleen Krefethen
2:00 PM, WHIST returns to the COA – call to register your spot
2:00 PM, CHAIR VOLLEYBALL returns to the COA –  call to register your spot

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 12, 2:00 PM, BRIDGE returns to the COA – call to register your spot
Wednesday, July 14, 1:00 PM, CHARLIE CARD EVENT at the COA – stop in!

Link to the July Newsletter 2021

Many programs will continue to be offered on Zoom until further notice, due to limited gym access and limited parking in the Phillips parking lot while summer school programs are taking place. Please know that 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 still up-to-date, and call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 to renew by phone or stop in to purchase a new one. 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. 

Transportation Options

Senior Shuttle Bus
The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping. Masks are required on the 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 Stop and Shop/CVS/Watertown Savings Bank, Market Basket, Marshalls, Roche Brothers, Target 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. 

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 ( 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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