OUR PLACE, OUR TIME
A PUBLICATION OF THE MEDFORD COUNCIL ON AGING
MEDFORD SENIOR CENTER, 101 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, MEDFORD 02155 TELEPHONE: 781-396-6010
TWIN RIVERS—$20.00 per person. Next date June 12th. Bus will depart at 9:45am.
Foxwoods—$25.00 per adult. July 17th. Bus will depart at 7:45am.
Mohegan Sun—$25.00 per person. Next date May 15th. Bus will depart at 7:45am
Daffodil Days Tour with Lunch at the Pier– Tuesday, April 18th—$75.00 per person Motor coach will depart 8:45am and head to Bristol, RI to Blithewold Mansion. Celebrate Spring at this beautiful 33 acre estate on Narragansett Bay with 50,000 daffodils. Following your visit and guided tour, enjoy a wonderful lunch at Newport’s The Pier, located on Howard wharf, for a scrumptious lunch with the finest waterfront vistas, after lunch enjoy a little time strolling downtown Newport. Tickets available
Washington DC—September 15, 2017—Sept 19, 2017—includes motor coach transportation, 4 nights lodging, 8 meals, admission to George Washington’s Mt Vernon Estate, two guided tours of Washington DC, WWII memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, Korean War memorial, & The Smithsonian. We have confirmed admission to the African American Museum of History. Rates from $499.00 per person for double occupancy. Deposit of $75.00 will hold your seat.
Novel Idea Book Club, will be April 28th at 10:00am. The librarian led book club will be held at the Medford Public Library the last Friday of the month from 10:00am—12:00noon. The April book is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Copies of the book will be available at the library , or you can sign out a Kindle for this program with Arlene at the COA. Our COA van will drive you to and from the library. Seats are limited to 14 on the COA van, sign up today at 781-396-6010.
Parkinson’s Support Group – Learning How to live with Parkinson’s Disease will meet the first Wednesday, April 5th at 10:30am. Nisha Patel, RN from Greater Medford VNA will be leading the group. This group welcomes patients and families to join. For questions feel free to call the Senior Center at 781-396-6010.
ASK A NURSE—Stop by and see Nisha Patel, RN. She is available most Wednesdays from 11:30am to 12noon for blood pressure checks, questions, and more. Program is sponsored by Greater Medford VNA.
Veterans Coffee Hour Thursday, April 6th, Veterans and their families are welcome to a coffee social at the Senior Center on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 2pm. The first half hour we will discuss a designated topic and then we will open the conversation to everyone. Light refreshments will be served.
2017 Proposed Tax Law Changes & Your Money—Will you win or lose? April 6th beginning at 1:00pm Join Chris Grande, MSIM, RMA from Walnut Hill advisors regarding the radical tax code changes that are being proposed, find out the details. What changes might be coming? Call to reserve a seat today 781-396-6010.
The Nuts and Bolts of Assisted Living—Join Michaela Keohane from the new Residence at Melrose Station on Tuesday, April 11th at 1:00pm for an important topic of How Assisted Living can help you. Sign up today at 781-396-6010.
A Matter of Balance– Mystic Valley Elder Services presents a FREE weekly workshop series at the Medford Senior Center, Thursdays, April 13– June 1st, 10am to 12noon. A matter of balance is a free program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You’ll learn how to see falls as something you can control; set goals for increasing your physical activities; make modifications to your home to reduce fall risks; and practice exercises that will increase your strength and balance. Reserve a seat today 781-396-6010.
Senior Medicare Patrol will be onsite Tuesday, April 18th at 12:30pm. Protect yourself from Medicare Fraud, Join us at this free workshop, you will be provided with tools to become better educated and engaged health care consumers to help protect ourselves and our loved ones from Medicare fraud and deceptive marketing tactics. Reserve your seat today, call 781-396-6010
How to get the most out of your doctor’s visit—Monday, April 24th at 1:00pm—Join Joya Pezzuto from Hallmark Health on a discussion of how regular visits to your physician are an important part of staying healthy. Come join Hallmark to learn simple tips to help you get the most out of your Dr’s appointment. Reserve your seat 781-396-6010.
Roberta Robinson from Cambridge Health Alliance will present Moving through Fears & Concerns of the Year. There will be changes, change is inevitable How do we get through them? What do we do? Roberta will answer these questions at the center on Tuesday, April 25th at 1:00pm. Call to reserve a seat today 781-396-6010.
FOOD PANTRY for Elders Thursday, April 13th at 2pm. 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.
Jayna Stafford will be available on Wednesday, April 12th beginning at 10:30am for appointments. Provides no-cost legal representation, advocacy, brief advice, information and referrals to low-income people who would otherwise struggle to gain access to legal services. Call 781-396-6010 for appointment
FREE Afternoon Movie Tuesday, April 18th at 1:00pm Patriots Day
In 2013, The Boston Marathon erupted into chaos when a bomb exploded along the course. This is the story of what happened that day and how the FBI, local police, state police and local first responders worked together to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers.
Rated R ~ 2 hours 10 minutes
Medford State Representatives Paul Donato will be available April 28th 10:30 to 11:30 for office hours at the senior center Come for good conversation and an opportunity to discuss legislation and Medford priorities. Coffee and refreshments available.
LUNCH: Noontime meals are served each weekday; lunch program is run in cooperation with Mystic Valley Elder Services. Call at least a day prior by 12 noon to reserve your meal, $2.00 suggested donation.
Alterations with Carmina will be available Fridays in April. Excellent work at reasonable prices, Master Tailor Carmina Cerbone is fast, efficient, and affordable. Cash Only please.
Roland’s Jewelry Repair, Wednesday April 12 from 11—12 noon. John Racicot will help you with your jewelry repair needs. He will also replace batteries in hearing aids for a small fee.
DVD’s of Yesteryear—Fridays beginning at 10:00am—FREE MOVIE Fridays– Red Skelton/Golden Girls/Lawrence Welk/Carol Burnette/Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn and so many more. FREE come on down enjoy a cup of coffee, a pastry and a movie in the comfort of our library and our large flat screen TV.
HOME MAINTENANCE with Craig
Jobs that contribute to home safety are a priority. Do you need the batteries changed in your smoke detectors? How about grab bars put up in your bathroom? That pesky light bulb that has blown out but is too high to reach! If any fees are applicable they are based on a sliding scale. To schedule service, call 781-396-6010. Funded through a Medford CDBG Human Services Grant.
Coffee Hour and Conversation with Mayor Stephanie M. Burke Thursday April 20th, 2017
Mayor Burke will begin a new program at the Medford Senior Center the second Thursday of the month from 12:30—1:30pm to meet and talk with you! Stop by for some coffee and conversation.
How to avoid Losing your House and Money if you need nursing home care or extensive home care Tuesday, April 25th at 1:00pm Hosted by Elder Law Attorney Dale Tamburro
Dale will discuss How to plan if you are worried about nursing home costs, how to avoid having your life savings wiped out by a nursing home, protecting your home for your spouse and children, Exceptions to the 5 year look back and many more questions to be answered. Call to reserve a seat today 781-396-6010 Refreshments will be available