OUR PLACE, OUR TIME
A PUBLICATION OF THE MEDFORD COUNCIL ON AGING
MEDFORD SENIOR CENTER, 101 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, MEDFORD 02155
FAX: 781-395-8912 CITY HALL
Director: Pamela Kelly
TWIN RIVERS— $20.00 per person. Next date June 12th. Bus will depart at 9:45am.
Foxwoods— $25.00 per person. July 17th. Bus will depart at 7:45am.
Mohegan Sun— $25.00 per person. Next date Sept 11. Bus will depart at 7:45am.
Merrimack Premium Outlet Shopping— Friday, June 2nd, $3.00 per person. Motorcoach will depart at 10:00am 3.5 hours of shopping and dining time with 100+ stores to visit. Tickets on sale.
Cape Cod Canals 105th Anniversary Tour!! Tuesday, July 25th—$79 per person includes motorcoach to Sandwich on the Cape. Visit the Sandwich Glass museum, view real glass blowing artisans creating pieces of art. Then off to Daniel Webster Inn for a Grand Buffet, follow that with a two-hour narrated cruise of the Cape Cod Canal. Tickets available
Lowell Spinners baseball game— September 7th, Thursday—$15.00 per person, includes roundtrip motorcoach bus departs at 9:30am, ticket to the game vs Vermont Lake Monsters, hot dog, beverage, ice cream, program and a whole lot of fun. Tickets available June 5th.
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 $75.00 will hold your seat.
Guitar with Craig– Thurs 2nd Session begins June 29th—FREE six-week session—1st class 10:00 –11:00 for the beginner with no experience at all with the guitar—2nd class 11:00am –12:00noon for the person with some basic experience. Space is limited, sign up in the office today. LCC/MCC Grant class.
Dancing on the Silver Screen— June 8th 10:00am—4 week sessions-FREE, learn a few dance steps after watching a Golder ERA musical, example Singing in the Rain—learn a few steps like Fred Astaire and Debbie Reynolds. LCC/MCC grant class Next session begins July 6th.
Poetry with Mike— June 9th—10:30am one hour poetry class with a twist. Begin by reading & learning about your favorite poets, then YOU become the poet! Sign up today 781-396-6010. LCC/MCC grant class
Parkinson’s Support Group– Learning How to live with Parkinson’s Disease will meet the first Wednesday, June 7th at 10:30am. Kim Arouth, RN from Greater Medford VNA will be leading the group. This group welcomes patients and families to join. For questions feel free to call the Senior Center at 781-396-6010.
SHINE Wednesdays in June from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Ynes Hernandez will be available by appointment on Wednesdays to help you with all your health insurance needs. Call 781-396-6010 for appointments.
ASK A NURSE— Stop by and see Nisha Patel, RN. She is available most Wednesdays from 11:30am to 12noon for blood pressure checks, questions, and more. Program is sponsored by Greater Medford VNA.
FOOD DOLLAR$ HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET Does your budget keep you from buying healthy food? Informational session on Tuesday May 30th at 11.00am Medford Senior Center. Classes begin June 6th at 10:00am. Come to 6 FREE CLASSES and learn how to: get healthy and affordable food, use senior discounts and benefits, reduce monthly expenses and more. HEALTHY SNACKS PROVIDED for More Information Contact: Medford Senior Center limited seats (781) 396-6010
Dental Blue 65— June 1st beginning at 1:00pm, a short presentation on the dental insurance that is offered to all Mass residents aged 65 or older. Good Oral health is so important to your well-being; three affordable dental plans are available to complement your medical coverage. Sign up today and find out how you may be eligible, call 781-396-6010 to reserve a seat today.
CARE CAFÉ (Caregivers Assemble Relax and Enjoy)– Memory Café style environment with social interaction featuring the Mitsy Kit Project (a touch based sewing & quilting activity) for all participation levels. Call 781-396-6010 to reserve a seat today. Conversation, an inclusive environment centered on relaxation, and friendship building fun. The first Wednesday of each month, June 7th from 10am—12noon. FREE program, Refreshments available.
Join Fred Laskey Director at MWRA on June 13th at 1:00 pm— Fred will have a presentation on 30 years of MWRA’s progress. Let’s look at the progress of how our harbors have cleaned up (the Charles, Mystic, and Neponset River) Reserve a seat today 781-396-6010.
Produce in a SNAP for Seniors— Sign up for the Medford Farmers Market’s farm share program for seniors. Pick up is on Tuesdays starting in July. You receive a bag of the freshest locally grown vegetables (and 1 fruit) for $5! Plus, we will have cooking demos and other health related activities. You must sign up in advance. Cash, Credit card or EBT/SNAP is accepted as payment. There will be 2 sign up sessions which are both open to all seniors in Medford: Tuesday, June 13th 2:30—3:30 at 121 Riverside Ave, Edgerly Housing. Or Tuesday, June 20th 10:30-11:30 at Medford Senior Center.
Benefits Counseling Check-up with MCOA and Winchester/Lahey Hospital— Friday, June 23rd 10:00am at the Medford senior center. BenefitsCheckUp connects seniors to programs that can help them afford food, utilities, medicine and more. Reserve a seat today 781-396-6010.
FOOD PANTRY for Elders Thursday, June 8th 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.
FREE Afternoon Movie Tuesday, June 27th at 1:00pm Jackie Jacqueline Kennedy was just 34 when her husband was elected President of the United States. She instantly became a global icon. On November 22, 1963, he is assassinated– Her faith is completely shattered. Traumatized and grief stricken she realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband’s legacy.
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.
Morning Coffee with the City Assessor Know Your City Monday, June 12th at 11:00am Join Ed O’Neil from Medford City Hall, Assessor Office. He will answer any questions relevant to his office. Ed will focus on the new tax rates and the assessments of real estate; the Community Preservation Act and the exemptions. Q & A will follow. Sign up today 781-396-6010.Refreshments will be available.
Coffee Hour and Conversation with Mayor Stephanie M. Burke Thursday June 15th, 2017 Mayor Burke will begin a new program at the Medford Senior Center the third Thursday of the month from 12:30—1:30pm to meet and talk with you! Stop by for some coffee and conversation.
LUNCH AND LEARN WITH DALE TAMBURRO JUNE 20, 2017 Tuesday, beginning at 11:30 LUNCH WILL BE SERVED DURING THE WORKSHOP
Estate Planning Starting with What You Should do at Home to Legal Documents and Reasons for Them to Integrating with your Financial Plan:
– Steps to Take in Advance of Death or Disability; Communication with loved ones and potential caregivers, Getting Organized about your assets, income and ownership, Be Proactive Not Reactive
– Basic Documents We All Need!!!: Health Care Proxy, Durable Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament (Pour Over), Revocable Trust (most of you anyway)
– Why a Living Trust Makes Sense for Most People and its only drawback and so much more;
– SIGN UP IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE CALL 781-396-6010
Benefits Checkup Sponsored by Winchester / Lahey Hospital and Massachusetts Council on Aging
Friday, June 23rd 10:00am—11:00am
Brunch will be served—reservations are required There are thousands of federal, state, and private programs available to help older adults pay for prescription drugs, healthcare, housing, utilities, taxes and much more. Taking advantage of such programs can significantly increase your household income and improve your quality of life, but many are not taken advantage of simply because people do not know they exist, or how to apply. Join Mary Kay Browne, Special projects director from the Mass Council on Aging to learn about “BenefitsCheckup”, which makes is easy to identify and apply for benefits all in one easy step! Sign up today.