2017-02-02 / Senior News

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Holden

Special events:

Monday, February 6 – 1 p.m. Friends of the COA meeting.

Monday, February 6 – SHINE counselor by appointment, 508- 210-5570.

Monday, February 13 – noon. Home cooked roast turkey dinner with stuffing, cranberry sauce, smashed potatoes, butternut squash, rolls, butter, dessert and beverage. Cost is $3 for Holden seniors and volunteers and $6 for out of town elders. (snow date: Feb. 16).

Thursday, February 16 – The Book Discussion Group will meet to talk about “Home” by Harlan Coben.

Monday, February 20 – The senior center will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.

Monday, February 27 – SHINE counselor by appointment, 508- 210-5570.

Monday, February 27 – 1 p.m. “Isaiah Thomas: Patriot Printer.” Enjoy this professionally acted one man show as Thomas tells his life story using historic documents and graphic images from the American Antiquarian Society. Sponsored by the Holden Women’s Club. Call 508-210- 5570 to make your reservation.

Ongoing events:
Mondays:
10:30 a.m. Tai Chi
Tuesdays:
9:30 a.m. Needlework
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Blood pressure
clinic
10:30 a.m. Low
impact exercise
1 p.m. Bingo
1 p.m. Bridge
2:30 p.m. Chair yoga
Wednesdays:
9 a.m. Tai Chi
1 p.m. Pitch party
Thursdays:
10 a.m. Mah Jongg

10 a.m. Art Is 4
Every1
10:30 a.m. Low
impact exercise
1 p.m. Bridge
2:30 p.m. Gentle
chair yoga
Fridays:
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Morning Glory
Cafe
10 a.m. Poker
1 p.m. Cribbage
1:15 p.m. Senior
fitness, courtesy of
Oriol Health Care

The Holden Senior Center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. For lunch reservations, call the dining site at 508- 210-5578.

Paxton

Ongoing events:
Mondays:
10 a.m. Senior bowling league,
Colonial Lanes, Worcester
Tuesdays:
11:30 a.m. Yoga (bring a mat)
Wednesdays:
1 p.m. Hearts ‘n Hands (1/11; 1/25)
Thursdays:
10 a.m. Fitness (free)
Fridays:
10 a.m. Bocce

The Paxton Senior Center is located at 17 West Street. The Council on Aging office hours are Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 508-756-2833. Van transportation is available to seniors from your home for medical appointments, grocery shopping and other destinations. Please call the COA office 24 hours in advance. Snow policy: if Wachusett District schools are canceled, the van does not run.

Princeton

Special events:

Wednesday, February 15 – 12 p.m. Food for Thought luncheon, First Congregational Church

Thursday, February 16 – 12 p.m. Friendship Luncheon, Steve Henderson will present the one act play “Mabel and Jerry.”

Sunday, February 19 – 11:30 – 2 p.m. Farmers Market, First Congregational Church

Wednesday, February 22 - 12-2:30 p.m. Make a St. Patrick’s Day floral arrangement under the direction of the owner of Lilacs of Sterling ( $10 payment is due Feb. 15).

Ongoing events:
Tuesdays:
2 p.m. Bridge
Wednesdays:
9 a.m. Gentle stretch
10:30 a.m. Senior yoga

The Princeton senior center is located in the Princeton Center Building, 18 Boylston Ave. Office hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 978-464- 5977.

Meals on Wheels are available through the Council on Aging and are delivered by volunteers. Call the senior center office for details. Emergency food supplies are always available downstairs at the Princeton Center gym. The back kitchen door is open daily 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop in and help yourself.

The Wachusett Food Pantry is located in the Cream Crock Building at 50 Worcester Rd. (Rt. 12), Sterling. A COA volunteer can pick up food supplies for shut-ins.

The SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs) is available through the senior center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-243-4636.

Eldercare assistance information and referrals are available from Montachusett Homecare, 1-800-734-7312. The Montachusett Opportunity Council is available to assist with many senior services including SNAP benefits, home repair assistance and meal program. Call 978-343-6259.

The Elderbus is available for seniors age 60 or older or if handicapped or in a wheelchair. Call 1-800-321-0243 at least 48 hours in advance to book a ride for medical appointments, hairdresser or social activities. There is no charge to go to the Princeton senior center. The Elderbus makes trips to grocery stores on Fridays.

The Princeton Fire Department will inspect your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. They will also take note of any trip hazards and other potential problems for persons with limited mobility, including burn prevention. This is a free and non-judgmental service. Call 978-464- 2707 ext. 1051 during business hours.

Rutland

Ongoing events:
Mondays:
10 a.m. Walking group
12:45 p.m. Cribbage
Tuesdays:
9:30 a.m. Chair caning
10 a.m. Scrapbooking
12:45 p.m. Wii bowling
Wednesdays:
9:30 a.m. Watercolor painting class
for all skill levels
10 a.m. Dominoes
12:45 p.m. Pitch
Thursdays:
8:45 a.m. Chair yoga
11:30 a.m. Yoga with Marty (Holden
studio)
12:45 p.m. Bingo (Jan. 5 and 19)
Fridays:

10 a.m. Fitness
12:45 p.m. Knitting
12:45 p.m. Wii bowling

The Senior Center is located at 53 Glenwood Road. Office hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. , 508-886-7945. Monday through Friday. Coffee is served daily at 9:30 p.m. for 50 cents a cup. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. A $2.50 donation is suggested. Call Sue Tatro, site manager, 508-886-4119 at least 48 hours in advance of dining.

The Elderbus is available to take you to activities and events. There is no charge for going to the senior center. Call 1-800-321-0243 to reserve a seat.

Manicures and pedicures are available with Robbin by appointment. Call her at 508-826- 3738 to schedule.

Sterling

Special events:

Thursday, February 2 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Blood pressure clinic sponsored by Sterling EMS.

Friday, February 3 – 8:30 a.m. Guided meditation session with Bob Stickles, $5.

Friday, February 3 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn, volunteer quarterly meeting for senior center volunteers.

Tuesday, February 7 – 8:30 a.m. Men’s Club meeting with guest speaker Christine Gunther who will discuss the economic outlook under the new administration.

Wednesday, February 8 – Educational lunch series: 11 a.m. Rick Vautour, Veterans Service Officer, will give an overview of aid and attendance benefits for homebound vets and those seeking financial help with assisted living. Lunch to follow at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 14 – 11:30 a.m. Valentine’s Luncheon followed by musical program of love songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s from Denis Coughlin and Esther Trow.

Thursday, February 16 – 6 p.m. Potluck Thursday. Bring your favorite appetizer, main dish or dessert to share. Stay to create gorgeous paper bouquets. Bring a box of coffee filters, scissors and a low-temp glue gun if you have one.

Friday, February 17 – 8:30 a.m. Guided meditation session with Bob Stickles, $5.

Wednesday, February 22 – Educational lunch series: 11 a.m. Kathy Devine, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, will discuss prescription coverage during the “donut hole” for Medicare enrollees. Lunch to follow at 11:30 a.m.

Ongoing events:
Mondays:

8:30 a.m. Tai Chi
9:30 a.m. Peer writing
10 a.m. Exercise class
12:30 p.m. Zumba
1 p.m. Bingo
Tuesdays:
9:30 a.m. Line dancing
9:30 a.m. Open coloring
11 a.m. Chair pilates
12:30 p.m. Game day
Wednesdays:
9 a.m. Computer class
9:30 a.m. Gentle chair yoga
11:30 a.m. Home cooked lunch, $3
donation
12:30 p.m. Van shopping trip
1 p.m. Wii bowling
Thursdays:
9 a.m. Strengthening yoga
2 p.m. Open coloring
2 p.m. Mahjong
2 p.m. Cribbage
7 p.m. Rec department cribbage

Fridays:
8 a.m. Veterans service officer hours
9:30 a.m. Knitting and crocheting
9:30 a.m. Pilates

The Sterling Senior Center is located at 36 Muddy Pond Road. It is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Mondays – Wednesdays; 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. Coffee is available for free all day. Muffins are served on Monday mornings and crock pot oatmeal with topping bar is available Tuesday though Friday mornings. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations 24 hours in advance 978-422- 3032. A $3 donation is suggested.

Van service is free to the senior center. There is a small charge for transportation to medical appointments. Call 978-422- 3032 to book a ride. The van makes shopping trips on Wednesday afternoons.

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