Our Place, Our Time
A publication of the Medford Council on Aging
Medford Senior Center
101 Riverside Avenue
City Hall T.D.D.: 781-393-2516
Zumba Classes Mondays and Wednesdays with Emily Brenner Zumba Gold ® Mondays at 10:00 am takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the need of the active older member. Cost is $5.00 per class. Let Your Yoga Dance® Wednesdays at 10:00 am combines yoga, dance, breath and energy with great music. This class brings tons of fun and healing to body, mind and spirit. Cost is $3 per class.
Yoga Classes with Rosa Brown Mondays Gentle Yoga ~12:45 pm for those who want to do seated, standing and floor yoga poses. This is an amazing group of seniors who are willing to stretch in every way and willing to get down on the floor. Chair Yoga at 2:00pm. Seated and standing yoga poses that are adapted to the needs of the group. We stretch, strengthen, challenge our balance, and take time to relax. $3.00 per class.
Line Dancing for fun and fitness with instructor Charlotte, TUESDAYS 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Ongoing; register at time of class. $3.00 per class. All levels of dance are welcome.
Strength & Balance with Nancy K. FREE WEDNESDAYS 1 hour class with our instructor Nancy. Focus on your strength and balance. Use of light weights, seated chair program for beginners as well. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Donations accepted. No class on Dec. 2nd.
Tai Chi Chi Kung FRIDAYS 9:45 am. An ancient form of exercise that improves breathing and posture and releases tension. With instructor Marie Favorito. Drop in fee of $5.00 per class.
Knit and Sew Club Mondays 9:30—11:00 am. FREE. No instructors; just get together with others to knit, sew and socialize.
KNIT & CROCHET Tuesdays 10:00 am. Please join our instructors- Dolores for crochet and Jean for knitting- in creating some beautiful handmade creations.
ART CLASS Wednesdays with instructor Don Polley 9:00 – 11:00 am. Ongoing. Fee: $4.00 per session. Supplies are provided. New students welcomed.
Holiday Singers. This group is open to anyone who wants to sing; no audition necessary. Fridays 2:15-3:45 pm. On some dates the singers may be off site performing.
Ceramics with Rosemary Ardagna from Claydreams of Arlington Classes are held on Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm. Cost is $5.00 per 2 hour class (cost of pottery piece not included).
Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Wed., December 2nd at 10:30 am. Kimberly Arouth, BSN, from Greater Medford VNA, will be leading the group. This group welcomes patients and families to join. Light refreshments are served. For questions or comments feel free to call the Senior Center at 781-396-6010.
Low Vision Support Group will meet December 18th at 10:30 am. The Low Vision support group is sponsored by the Mass Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The group is for individuals who are losing their vision and would like to learn from and listen to others.
Mass Audiology will offer free hearing screening on December 9th from 11 am to 12 pm. Do you experience ringing in your ears? Do you hear better with one ear than the other? Call 781-396-6010 to reserve your free test today, conveniently located at the Medford Senior Center.
ASK A NURSE— Stop by and see Nisha Patel, RN. She is available most Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm for blood pressure checks, questions, and more. Program is sponsored by Greater Medford VNA. The first Wednesday of the month Nisha will be available from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.
FREE Reiki Talk and demonstration with Barbara on Tuesday, December 15th beginning at 1 pm. Barbara will offer free reiki demonstrations. Come and feel what it is like to help you heal yourselves. Feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. The Reiki Way with Barbara. Call 781-396-6010 to reserve a seat today.
Cambridge Health Alliance and Roberta Robinson will be presenting a seminar on Live Better Each Day on Wednesday, December 9th at 10:30 am here at the Medford Senior Center. Living longer is not good enough. Don’t we want to learn to live better? Come learn how to do that very thing. Refreshments will be served. Reserve your seat today 781-396-6010.
FOOD PANTRY for Elders Thursday, December 10th at 2 pm. Elders and adults with disabilities who are interested in taking part in the food pantry should visit the Medford Senior Center to fill out an application. Participants must register prior to visiting the food pantry and qualify based on income, disability, and age. Stop by the center or call 781-396-6010 for an application.
Reflexology with Jane Aire Beckwith, MsT AMTA certified and licensed, will be offered on Monday, December 14th. Reflexology provides deep relaxation on your hands or feet, strengthens immune system, and improves your health. Mondays from 12:30 pm. She offers 20 minute sessions for $20. $5 deposit is required when making appointment, which is applied to balance.
Afternoon Movie Tuesday, December 22nd at 1:00 pm Featuring: A Christmas Eve Miracle. Sharon, a loving mother, wife, and workaholic is on the verge of a huge promotion. Her husband feels she has given up on her family. On vacation she imagines her life if she didn’t have kids so young. Kris shows her how empty it would have been.
CRIBBAGE ANYONE? Cribbage games on Mondays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Come on down and learn to play or refresh your skills.
PINOCHLE– 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Come on down each Thursday and join our group of card players.
POKER– 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays. Dealers choice; all are welcome.
BRIDGE Monday and Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Please come down and join our group of men and women. We have space available for you. Whether you are new to the game or have been playing forever, you will enjoy playing with our group.
Canasta– Do you want to try your hand at Canasta? Need to refresh your skills; don’t worry, the players are here to help. At the Medford Senior Center Mondays from 1:00 to 3:45 pm.
Mahjongg– Fridays at 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm. Looking to join a great group or to learn the game; stop by. A Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles as in card games such as gin rummy.
New Years Eve Day Trip Thursday, December 31st— $79.00 per person. Sheraton 4 Points Norwood featuring Lydia Harrell, one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Package includes motor coach transportation, luncheon, show, orchestra, party favors, & champagne toast. Tickets available.
South Dakota—The Black Hills & Badlands— June 14-20 2016. $2199.00 per person. Includes roundtrip air, 7 days escorted tour, 9 meals, hotel transfers and more…Call 781-396-6010 for complete itinerary.