OUR PLACE, OUR TIME
A PUBLICATION OF THE MEDFORD COUNCIL ON AGING
MEDFORD SENIOR CENTER, 101 RIVERSIDE AVE, MEDFORD 02155
OPEN MONDAY—FRIDAY 9:00 am to 4:00PM
TELEPHONE: 781-396-6010 FAX: 781-395-8912 CITY HALL T.D.D.: 781-393-2516
WEB SITE: WWW.Medfordma.org/departments/council-on-aging
Director: Pamela Kelly
Zumba/Fitness Classes Mondays and Wednesdays with Emily Brenner
Zumba Gold ® Mondays at 10:00am takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older member. Cost is $5.00 per class drop in.
Dance Fitness/Yoga Dance Wednesdays at 10:00am 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 $3.00 per class
Gentle Yoga ~ 12:45pm for those who want seated, standing, and floor yoga poses. This is an amazing group of seniors who are willing to stretch in every way, and able to get down on the floor.
Chair Yoga ~ 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.
LINE DANCING for fun and fitness with instructor Charlotte – Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 11:00am $3.00 per person, all levels of dance are welcome. Have fun learning some new moves.
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, TIME 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Donations accepted. No class December 6th.
Tai Chi Chi Kung with Marie Favorito – Fridays starting at 9:45am. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Drop In $5.00 per class.
KNIT & CROCHET FREE Tuesdays, 10:00am. Please join our instructors Dolores for Crochet and Jean for knitting in creating some beautiful handmade creations.
Art Open Studio– Thursdays 1:00pm—3:00pm FREE class will offer an artist the opportunity to join a talented group and the rule is BYOS (bring your own supplies)! Relaxing coloring therapy, acrylics, charcoals, whatever medium you choose that stimulates your creativity, along with wonderful conversation and idea exchange can be found in this class.
CERAMICS with Rosemary Ardagna from Claydreams of Arlington. Classes are held on Fridays from 10am to 12noon. Cost is $5.00 per 2-hour class, (cost of pottery piece not included).
Holiday Singers Fridays at 2:00pm. Our group is open and free to anyone who wants to sing, no audition necessary. On some dates singers, maybe off site performing.
Mitsy Project Quilting Class Wednesdays at 1:00pm at the Medford Senior Center. FREE quilting class. All age groups are welcome in this inter-generational activity; only 15 participants can be accommodated with priority being given to blind or visually impaired registrants. Register by calling 781-396-6010. Thank you to the MCC/LCC for a partial grant making it possible to continue the Mitsy Kit Project through Medford COA.
TECH TIME WITH MEGAN, SANDRA, & Olivia (MHS students) December 13th- Wednesday 12:30—2:30 Bring your phones, tablets, iPad, laptops and any other electronics you will need help working with. We would love to help you figure out how to use your devices. Add contacts, create e-mail, look up videos, Facetime your family. Sign up today 781-396-6010.
Ready to dance during the wintertime? Join Time to Dance Collaborative for a Latin Dance Workshop! Two dates set for December 1st from 1 to 2pm and December 7th from 2—3pm. Born and raised in Cuba and now a resident of Mass., instructor Marisol Consuegra can’t wait to share her passion for Latin dance! All levels welcome, reserve your spot today 781-396-6010.
CARE CAFÉ (Caregivers Assemble Relax and Enjoy) – will meet the first Wednesday of each month, December 6th, from 10am—12noon. 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. David Driscoll from Body & Brain Yoga will lead the group in mindful techniques.
Join Roberta Robinson from Cambridge Health Alliance on Friday, December 1st at 1:00pm for a new presentation— Holiday Eating. Roberta will offer information on the best way not to sabotage your diet during the holiday season. Call to reserve a seat today 781-396-6010.
From Heart to Hands each Thursday beginning December 7th at 11:00am— Join Marie, an Occupational Therapist who specializes in hands, for a hand massage, and KiKi, a nurse, for free blood pressure checks and your questions.
FOOD PANTRY for Elders Thursday, December 14th 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, pro bono legal, will be available on Wednesday, December 13th beginning at 10:30am. She 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 Movies Tuesday, December 26th at 1:00 A Dog’s Purpose
This heartwarming comedy-drama follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine’s existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Rated PG.
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.
Mobile Banking at the Medford Senior Center Wednesday, December 6th from 11am to 1:30pm. Yes, a bank that comes to you!. The mobile banking van, offers an ATM, and two employees to assist with almost any banking that you need. Do you need quarters for the laundry? Do you want to cash a check? How about making a deposit? Start your Christmas club? Yes the mobile banking van will be here in our parking lot to help you.
Parkinson’s Support Group Tuesday, December 5th at 1:00pm. Learning how to Live with Parkinson’s Disease. Join Kimberly Arouth, BSN, Director of Private Services at GMVNA and Sara Crandall, PT,DPT, NCS, physical therapist from Spaulding Rehab will present for a brief time during the meeting. Reserve a seat today 781-396-6010. Refreshments will be served.
Law Office of Dale J. Tamburro, PC will present on Tuesday, December 19th beginning at 1:00pm: Ensuring Your Present Estate Plan meets your needs and desires
Basic Questions that will help you get the most out of your Estate Plan:
When was it that you last had your estate Plan reviewed by a professional?
Are you confident you understand the terms of your trust?
What happens to your income if a spouse dies? Someone turns 62? 70?
Are You Sure Your Estate Plan will be carried out correctly when needed?
Should you be worried about estate taxes?
And so much more?
Please call 781-396 –6010 to reserve your seat today! Refreshments will be available.