Plenty Going on at the Watertown Senior Center This Week

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center has been offering fitness, art and discussion programs via ZOOM! Please call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 for program information and ZOOM access. Mondays

10:00 AM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto

12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane

Mondays, 12/14 and 12/28 at 2:00 PM, Secrets of Armenian Cuisine with Naire

Tuesdays

12:30 PM, Tai Chi and Meditation with Marie

2:00 PM, Line Dancing with Bradley

Tuesday, 12/8 at 10:00 AM, Discovery Corps Engagement in Retirement

Tuesday, 12/15 at 9:30 AM, Director Coffee “Looking Ahead”

Tuesday, 12/22 at 10:00 AM, Public Safety Coffee

Wednesdays

11:00 AM, Exercise with Joanna

Wednesday, 12/2 at 2:00 PM, Armenian Music Concert

Wednesday, 12/9 at 2:00 PM, LGBTQ Coffee

Wednesday, 12/30 at 2:00 PM, Holiday Music Hour with John Clark

Thursdays

9:00 AM, Pilates

10:30 AM, Conversation with Tom; Senior Center member Tom Lewis leads this informal discussion group. Current events and issues pertaining to aging well are discussed. Thursday, 12/10 at 2:00 PM, Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

Thursday, 12/17 at 2:00 PM, Ask the Pharmacist

Fridays

10:00 AM, Exercise with Shannon

12:00 PM, Seated Strength and Balance with Pearl.

Virtual Offerings from the Watertown Senior Center

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

Programs for Week of October 26, 2020

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! Monday:      10:00 AM, Art with Dawn Scaltreto                     12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with DianeTuesday:     10:00 AM, Coffee with the Chiefs                     12:30 PM, Tai Chi and Meditation                       2:00 PM, Line Dancing with BradleyWednesday:   11:00 AM, Exercise with Joanna                        Thursday:         9:00 AM, Pilates                        10:30 AM, Talk with TomFriday:            10:00 AM, Cook with Us! Armenian Cuisine, Part 2                        12:00 PM, Seated Strength with Pearl                          1:30 PM, Mellowtones Chorus

Cook with Us, Part 2!

Senior Center Update: Shuttle, Parking Permits & Medicare Open Enrollment

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center:

Senior Shuttle 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 to 1 PM to schedule your ride for the following week.

Upcoming Virtual Events at the Watertown Senior Center

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department:

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center has been offering fitness, art and discussion programs via ZOOM! Please call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 for program information and ZOOM access. Mondays

10:00 AM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto

12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane

Tuesdays

12:30 PM, Tai Chi and Meditation with Marie

2:00 PM, Line Dancing with Bradley

Tuesday, 9/13 at 9:30 AM, Zoom Travel to Armenia

Tuesday, 10/27 at 10:00 AM, Public Safety Coffee Hour

Wednesdays

11:00 AM, Exercise with Joanna

Wednesday, 10/7 at 10:00 AM, Annual MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT Presentation

Wednesday, 10/7 at 2:00 PM, American Music Experience: From Abolition to Civil Rights, Part 1

Wednesday, 10/14, 9:30 AM, Book Club

Wednesday, 10/21, 10:00 AM, Readers Advisory Group

Wednesday, 10/21, American Music Experience: From Abolition to Civil Rights, Part 2

Thursdays

9:00 AM, Pilates

10:30 AM, Conversation with Tom; Senior Center member Tom Lewis leads this informal discussion group. Current events and issues pertaining to aging well are discussed. Thursday, 10/15, 1:30 PM, Walk at Common Street Cemetery

Thursday, 10/22, 2:00 PM, Tree Talk with Carol Smith BerneyFridays

12:00 PM, Seated Strength and Balance with Pearl.

Watertown Senior News: Medical Open Enrollment, Pilates, Health Care Proxies & More

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Senior Center/Council on Aging:

September 2020 Watertown Senior News

THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED FOR ALL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, but staff is available to answer calls and e-mails. CALL (617) 972-6490 for updates, or e-mail SeniorCenter@watertown-ma.gov.

The September 2020 edition of the Watertown Senior News is now available. To keep our senior community safe, the Senior Center remains closed to visitors for all programs, exercise classes, social activities and shuttle bus services until further notice as we adhere to recommendations for a safe re-opening. However, our calendar for this month has many new offerings via Zoom. We will be hosting a special presentation with Honoring Choices Massachusetts about the importance of completing your Health Care Proxy, and we will explore the lives of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman by reviewing their connections to each other in film. We will also be talking about falls prevention with Mount Auburn Hospital later in the month.

Zoom Events for Seniors, Property Tax Work Off & More from the Senior Center

Watertown Senior Center

The Watertown Senior Center sent out the following information (see the entire August 2020 Watertown Senior News by clicking here):

To keep our senior community safe, the Senior Center remains closed to visitors for all programs, exercise classes, social activities and shuttle bus services until further notice as we adhere to recommendations for a safe re-opening. However, many of our programs have moved to a Zoom format, including Art with Dawn, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation, Seated Strength and Balance, Exercise with Joanna, Mellowtones Chorus and other discussion groups.New for August include Line Dancing, Flowers with Ernie, and Pilates! Please review the newsletter for details. Staff is available to respond to your phone calls and to emails. You can reach us by calling the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 or by emailing SeniorCenter@watertown-ma.gov.Senior Parking Permits: Renew or purchase a new permit by calling us at (617) 972-6490 for details. Election Help: The Town Clerk is in great need of assistance with the process of mailing out and receiving ballots. Help is also needed on Election Days at the Polls on September 1 and November 3.

This Week’s Senior Center Online Events Include a Conversation, Tai Chi & Art

Watertown Senior Center

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center has been offering fitness, art and discussion programs via Zoom! Please call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 for program information and Zoom access. Link to Watertown Senior News: https://www.watertown-ma.gov/150/Activities-during-COVID-19. Page with links to Museums (July Issue) can be found here: https://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/29678/LinksToMuseums_July-2020

Week of July 6, 2020 – July 10, 2020

Monday, July 6 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto                                                            

Tuesday, July 7 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Tai Chi and Meditation with MarieWednesday, July 89:30 AM Book Club Zoom 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Exercise with Joanna

Thursday, July 9

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Conversation with Tom12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Discussion with the Museum of Russian Icons (Session 1 of 2) 

Friday, July 1012:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Seated Strength and Balance with Pearl1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Sing with the Mellowtones and Anne Silverman 

For more information, call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490. Although the building is closed to visitors, staff members are here to help with Zoom program access and any other service issues and assistance needs you may have, including taxi rides to local medical appointments, SHINE counseling and Case Worker assistance.

January at the Senior Center: Tax Tips, Transportation, Hearing Loss & More

Watertown Senior Center

The Watertown Senior Center has a wide variety of events and activities happening in January, including tax information, a program about hearing loss, a group where you can discuss death with no agenda, and ways to get around town. The following are highlights from the Watertown Senior News:

Letter from the Director

Another year has come and gone and we look forward to continuing our good times together in 2020! We begin the year by welcoming our new Case Worker to the Senior Center team. Jenya Kruglyansky comes to us with a wealth of experience in elder services and is eager to meet you. She is available for assistance with housing, food stamps, fuel assistance, MassHealth and other emergency needs.