Senior Center This Week: Bridge Returns, Boston Harbor Zoom Presentation & More

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Watertown Senior Center

The Watertown Senior Center provided the following information:

Programs for Week of July 19, 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!

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

Monday: 
10:00 AM, Zoom Art Class
12:30 PM, Zoom Chair Yoga
2:00 PM, Zoom Line Dancing
2:00 PM, BRIDGE returns to the Senior Center
3:00 PM, Zoom Q&A with State Rep. Steve Owens

Tuesday:
10:00 AM, Zoom Public Safety Coffee

12:30 PM, Zoom Tai Chi & Meditation with Marie Favorito
2:00 PM, Zoom Presentation: “Tales and Tails of the Boston Harbor Islands”

Wednesday:
11:00 AM, Zoom Total Body Exercise with Nicole Von Rekowsky
1:30 PM, RUMMIKUB returns to the Senior Center
1:30 PM, CANASTA returns to the Senior Center
2:00 PM, KNITTING GROUP returns to the Senior Center

Thursday: 
10:30 AM, Zoom Talk with Tom: Coffee & Casual Conversation 
2:00 PM, Zoom  Presentation: “Music of the 50s” with John Clark
1:30 PM, WHIST returns to the Senior Center
2:00 PM, CHAIR VOLLEYBALL returns to the COA –  call to register your spot

Friday:     
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 19, Treaty Day – click here for more information from the Historical Society of Watertown

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 AM: Zoom Pet Lovers Group with special guest Veterinarian, Dr. Dawn Binder. Bring your questions about pet care to this Zoom.

Trips with Fox Tours are back! We have coordinated with Fox Tours to arrange two trips this Fall. See flyer for details. Call (617) 972-6490 to register today! 

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. 

Senior Shuttle Bus

The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping and some special trips. 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. 

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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