Council on Aging 70 Boltwood Walk, 413-259-3060. Â
Second Hand Clothing Shop: The Amherst Senior Center announces the opening of a shop offering used clothing for sale. The shop will be open each Friday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Large Activity Room of the Bangs Community Center. Donations of clean, gently used clothing will be accepted during shop hours. Proceeds will help support the programs and services of the Amherst Senior Center.
Senior Center Offers 2018 Parking Stickers: This parking program is designed to make parking near the center more convenient for older people.Â The parking sticker is valid for parking in the Boltwood Garage parking lot, both surface, underground and in the 12 spaces against the fence east of the Ann Whalen Apartments for four hour periods on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The sticker will cost $25 for the full year.
Tax Work Off Plan: The town of Amherst participates in the the Tax Work Off Plan which allows qualified Amherst seniors to perform community service in participating town departments in order to receive an abatement on their third quarter tax bill. Contact Maura Plante at 413-259-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application packet.
Senior Health Services Nurse Clinic: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic: Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m.
Wellness Grants: The Senior Center doesn’t want anyone to be left out of its fitness classes or clinics because of lack of funds.Â A $15 wellness grant is available to low income Amherst elders upon request.Â Speak to Karen or Nancy at the center to fill out a simple means test form.Â A maximum of two $15 grants are allowed per month ($150 yearly cap) and can be used for clinic appointments or fitness classes (the funds for this come from donations).
Convalescent Equipment and Supplies: The center has been collecting donated medical equipment for a number of years and loaning it to those n need of the items.Â The equipment includes commodes, walkers with wheels (and w/o), canes, crutches, raised toilet seats, disposable undergarments, washable under pads for the bed and other assorted items.Â Drop by weekdays between 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to borrow what you need. Call the center at 413-259-3060 for further information.
Emergency Preparedness: If you are at risk and would need special help in an emergency, please contact Maura Plante at 413-259-3213 or Helen MacMellon at 413-259-3062 to be placed on our At Risk list.
Senior Foot Care/Ear Irrigation: Fridays, 9:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. with Sharon Beaulieu, RN. Call 413-259-3060 for an appointment. The fee for service is $28 for foot care and $25 for ear irrigation. Patients need to use Debrox Wax Softening drops at home two days prior to their appointment for hardened wax problems.Â
Beloved Foot Care With Oni:Â Each client is allotted 30 minutes for a cost of $30.Â Home visits are $50. Call for an appointment at 413-522-7219.
Ear Wax Removal: Dr. Daniel Clapp provides this service on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. $10 donation to the Amherst Senior Center Wellness Grants Gift Account is encouraged. No Debrox drops are needed. Call or drop in the Center to schedule an appointment.
Massage Clinic: Tuesdays by appointment, $40 per hour or $25 for a
Hearing Care Service: Free evaluations, screening, counseling, ear canal inspection, hearing aid assessment, please call to schedule an appointment.
Hot Lunch: Served weekdays at the center at 11:45 a.m., reservations should be made no later than 10 a.m. the previous day, call Kathy Nelson, at 413-259-3164 to sign up, $3 suggested donation.
Wellness Rides Program: This program provides medical appointment transportation for Amherst seniors who are completely independent with mobility and decision making.Â Fee round trip: Amherst, $8; Hadley, $9; Northampton, Hatfield, $12; Easthampton, Florence, Leeds, Belchertown, $14; Holyoke, Deerfield, $16; Greenfield, $20; West Springfield, Springfield $30.
Computer Lab: Available during our regular workday Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., free.
Free Online Tutoring: To make an appointment with a tutor please leave a message for Jack Wollensak by calling 413-259-3060
Peapod by Stop and Shop: Do your grocery shopping without leaving your home.Â Stop and Shop has an online grocery shopping service that delivers your groceries to your home.Â Its called Peapod, www.peapod.com or call 1-800-5-PEAPOD for further information.
Atkins Country Market: Monday through Saturday you can have groceries delivered from Atkins Market.Â Orders have to be placed a day ahead.Â There is a $25 minimum order requirement, a 10% assembly fee and $8 delivery fee.Â Call Atkins at 413-253-7022 to place your order.
Prescription Helping Hands: Do you have a difficult time picking up your prescriptions because of transportation problems? The center has volunteers who will pick up prescriptions and deliver them to your home.Â Call Helen at the center 413-259-3062 for more information.
SHINE:Â July 23, 1-4 p.m., free confidential counseling and assistance regarding Medicare, health insurance, prescriptions, public benefits and more. Usually 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 1-4 p.m. Call 413-259-3060 to make an appointment.
Brown Bag Pick Up: 1st Thursday of the month, 2-4 p.m.
Caregivers Lending Library: To borrow a book from our library stop in to visit one of our social workers, Maura or Helen.
Caregivers Massages: Talya Solomon is offering free massages to help relieve your stress.Â Contact Helen to schedule a massage at 413-259-3062 or email@example.com
Name That Tune: Usually the 1st and 3rd Mondays year round, 11-11:45a.m.
Joy of Song: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m.
Bereavement Support Group: Tues., July 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Michele Chmura LICSW and Larry Birkholz, Senior Center Volunteer, facilitates this group for anyone who has lost a spouse or partner in the past year. Register by calling Michele at 413-259-3038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 19, 26: Self-hypnosis for Well Being, participants are required to attend both classes.
July 20: Ukulele Music Class with Julie Stepanik at 2 p.m. Bring your own instrument of borrow one.
July 23: Clear Captions phone demonstration, 1 p.m.
TRAVEL CLUB: Call the Senior Travel Club at (413) 259-3060 for information, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Younger people and non-residents are welcome to participate.
July 21: Day on Your Own in Rockport, MA.
Aug. 9: Isles of Shoals & Lobster Luncheon at Robert’s Grill.
Aug. 25: Day in Ogunquit, Maine.
Sept. 20: Eastern States Exposition
Oct. 14: Lake Winnipesaukee Fall Foliage Train Ride with turkey dinner onboard.
Oct. 27: Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village in CT.
Nov. 30: Boston Symphony Concert.
Sept. 4-16: Alaska discovery land and cruise, inside cabin: double $5059, single $7359; outside cabin: double $5959, single $9009; balcony cabin: double $6259, single $9559.
October 8-11: Niagara Falls Canada. Contact the Senior Center for more information at 413-259-3060.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIESMonday: Function Well exercise class, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; healthy bones and balance, 8:30-10:00 a.m.; drawing class, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; senior health services, 10 a.m.-noon, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Center for New Americans Conversation Group, 10:30 a.m.; walk/chat group, 10 a.m.; gentle fitness, 11-11:30 a.m.; lunch 11:45 a.m; Yoga for People with Cancer, 12-1 p.m.; arthritis exercise, 12:30-2 p.m.; Mexican train dominoes, 1-3 p.m.; tai chi, 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday: Function well exercise class, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; blood pressure clinic, 9-10 a.m.; tai chi/arthritis, 10-11 a.m./11 a.m.-noon; line dancing, 10:45-11:45 a.m.; massage, 11 a.m-4 p.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.; mah jongg, 12:30 p.m.; folk dancing, 1-2 p.m.; cosmology, 1-3 p.m.; Scrabble, 1-3 p.m.; healthy bones and balance, 2:30-4 p.m.; ear irrigation with Dr. Clapp, 3-4:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Tues. of the month).
Wednesday: Healthy bones and balance, 8:30-10 a.m.; Free Bread Program , 9:30 a.m.; morning yoga, 9:30-11 a.m.; zumba, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; gentle fitness, 11-11:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.; Bridge, noon-4 p.m.; arthritis exercise, 12:30-2 p.m.; New Options, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday: Function well exercise class, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; oil painting, 9 a.m.-noon; lunch, 11:45 a.m.; joy of song, 1-2 p.m.; Shostakovich Music Series, 1-3 p.m.; memoir writing, 1-3:30 p.m.; mindfulness relaxation, 1:30 p.m.;chess games, 1-4 p.m.; senior health services nursing clinic, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; healthy bones and balance, 2:30-4 p.m.; moving in rhythm, 3-4 p.m.; (6/21) Hadley Panera Restaurant Fundraiser, dine in or take out, 4-8 p.m.
Friday: Friday yoga, 8-9 a.m.;craft workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, cribbage games, 9 a.m. – noon; 9:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m., footcare/ear irrigation; ballroom dancing, 9:45-10:45 a.m.; gentle fitness, 11-11:30 p.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 12:30-2 p.m.; Mexican train dominoes, 12:30-3 p.m.; creative crafts, 1-3 p.m.; 1-4; soothing stretch, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Â
60 State St., 413-323-0420.
Belchertown Police Department: 1st Thursday of the month, 11:20 a.m. to review the newest crimes, scams and concerns.
Association Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month, 12:30 p.m.
Monthly Movie, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 12:30 p.m.: July 25, “Jackie”, starring Natalie Portman.
Brown Bag: 2nd Friday of the month, 9:30 p.m.
Council on Aging Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.
New Blood Pressure Clinic: Estela from Judy’s Angels Care will be here the last Wednesday of the month from 9-10 a.m., in our wellness room for free blood pressure checks. Stop in to have yours checked.
Foot Care: 2nd Monday of the month, by appointment. Call Katy at ext. 501
Skin Care/Waxing: 3rd Wednesday of the month by appointment. Call Katy at ext 501
Chair and Table Massage: 2nd Wednesday & 4th Thursday of the month by appointment. Call Katy at ext. 501
Triad: Looking for new members, meets the last Tuesday of the month at 10:45 a.m.
Rep. Tom Petroliti: 1st Thursday of the month, 10:45 a.m.
Veteran’s Agent: R. Janke, 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m.
Walmart or Big Y Van Ride required is $3 round trip: Fri., July 20. Call Kim for info and to sign up; 413-323-0420 ext. 508.
Safe Entry Program: A program offered by Belchertown TRIAD in conjunction with the Police/Fire Dept. in which seniors have a lock box installed that holds their house key. The lock box will be installed on your home free of charge by a qualified volunteer. A minimum donation of $20 is required in order to help with costs. To receive a lock box, pick-up a contract and complete the Safe Entry Dorm Return to BCOA, c/o Katy Martin, Attn: TRIAD, 60 State St., Belchertown, MA 01007.
Belchertown Senior Citizens Center Association (BSCCA): 1st Tuesday of the month 12:30 p.m.Â This is a group that helps plan fundraising activities, including the yearly holiday bazaar.Â They also help financially with projects around the center that our town budget can not handle. The art programs, special entertainment, evening craft projects and monthly movies are all sponsored by the associations
Second Best Thrift Store: Open to the public, gift certificates available.Â Store hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations accepted 9-11 a.m. on those days.
Take a Walk: Did you know there is a place you can walk inside? Join other seniors at Belchertown High School’s indoor track from 9-10 a.m. on days the school is open. You simply need to go to the Belchertown Public Schools Central Office, 14 Maple St., to complete a CORI form and you’re free to go at your convenience to walk. Looking for a buddy to show you the ropes? Call Katy to be connected with Lois who is more than happy to show you around and be a walking buddy.
Morning Aquatic Program: Mon., Wed., Fri. from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Chestnut Hill Community School Pool. There are two lanes open for lap swim. The class itself is free, so the only cost is the $5 pool entrance fee. Tickets and passes are available at the Rec Dept, which may be beneficial. Questions, call Katy at 413-323-0420 ext. 501.
Senior Center Meal Program: Lunch available on-site at 60 State St., Mon-Fri. The meal includes juice/coffee/tea or milk and dessert for a suggested donation of $2. Reservations are required, so please call the day before, 413-323-0420, ext, 508. Home delivered meals are also available. Supper meals consisting of soup and sandwich are also an option. Call the Nutrition Program to find out if you are eligible and for more information, 413-323-0420 ext. 507. The program is currently partially funded by a Federal Title IIIC Nutrition grant through WestMass ElderCare our local Aging Service Access Point, and funding from the Older Americans Act through the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and the Administration for Community Living.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Fri., July 20. Be sure to RSVP with Katy and call if you didn’t receive your invitation.
New Exercise Classes: Two paid classes – Zumba Gold, Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m., and Active Aging Fitness, Mondays at 8:45 a.m. Call Katy if interested in attending. Fees for both classes are: participants age 60+ will pay $8 per class on a drop-in basis, or $5 per class if paying in advance for the month; participants not yet 60 will pay $10 per class. All participants are welcome to attend their first trial class for only $5. Before participating in any exercise class, always consult your doctor and be sure to fill out an Exercise Liability Waiver at the Senior Center.
Senior Travel Club: Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon call 413-323-0420 Ext 513. A lockbox is available for payments after hours.
July 26: Frank Sinatra at Quidnessett Country Club in R. I., choice of lobster or filet mignon. Cost is $99. A deposit of $20 will hold your seat. Limited bus seating.
Bingo Daytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.
Bingo Evenings: 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.
Bridge: Mondays 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Computer Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.
Craft Group: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Hand & Foot Card Game: Mondays, 12:30 p.m.
Knitting: Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Music, Live Entertainment: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Osteo Exercise: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.
Painting Group: Thursdays, noon
Pitch: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.
Quilting: Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Yoga: Tuesdays, Thursdays at 9 a.m. (July/Aug.)
Zendoodle: Thursdays, 10 a.m.
20 Main Street, (Located in the 1st Congregational Church), 413-245-7253
We have changed the suggested donations for classes. Amount for 55 and up $2, under 55, $3.
Blood Pressure: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Message with Vicki: By appointment, 9:15-11:15 a.m., $5 for ten minutes and $15 for twenty minutes.
Monthly Movie 11 a.m., Suggested donation for movie is $2, popcorn, snacks and beverages are free
Breakfast: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made before 11 a.m. on the Monday before. $2 suggested donation.
Lunch: Tuesdays and Thursdays, reservations required by 11 a.m. on previous day, $2 suggested donation.
Arthritis Class: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., this class is mostly seated
Bingo: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, snacks and beverages provided. $1 per card, .25 a game, coverall prize $20
Coloring for Adults: 3rd and 4th Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Coloring books, crayons/pencils provided.
Redefined Yoga: Thursdays 10-11 a.m., work at your own pace and ability level, suitable for wheelchair /chair bound.
Strength Training Classes: Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 a.m., total body workout to upbeat music, uses hand weights and exercise bands.
Tai Chi – Qugong Classes: Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m., strengthens tendons, aids in fall prevention, balance and overall well being.
Wii Bowling: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, prizes and snack bar.
Yoga: Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. Stretch and strengthen your body, relax your mind and unwind. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.
Council on Aging
19 Union St., 413-527-6151.
Please Note: Some of our programs are open to the public, others are limited to Easthampton 55+, call 413-527-6151 ahead for for details.
Closings: Call 413-527-6151 to check for open hours or early closings.
Fitness Center: Open to Easthampton residents, 55 and older. Annual fee is $65 for residents, $100 per year for out-of-town.
New Grocery Shopping Delivery Program: The Easthampton Council on Aging Enrichment Center has received a grant from Highland Valley Elder Services to partially fund a new grocery shopping delivery program. This new program will provide free delivery of groceries to Easthampton residents 60 years of age and older who: do not drive, have no available family members, friends or other support systems/services in place for grocery shopping, or cannot use the van or other transportation options to go grocery shopping. Anyone interested should contact Linda Talbot at 413-527-6151. An Outreach Worker will need to make a home visit to determine eligibility.
Cyber Angels Program: Wouldn’t it be great to see a loved one that lives far way without leaving the comfort of your home? On-line video visits are a great way to stay connected with family and friends. We will bring in the technology (laptop) and set up the communication and stand by for any assistance you need to video chat with family and friends. There is no charge for this; this is a gift from us to you. Call Outreach Worker, Holly Handfield at 413-527-6151 x15 if interested.
One-On-One Computer Assistance: Richard Bauman can help you with the basics. We have computers and laptops at the Enrichment Center for you to practice with, or you can bring your own. Call 413-527-6151 to schedule an appointment.
WiFi and Laptop: Available at the enrichment center.
FootCare by Nurses:Â 4th Wednesday of the month. The fee for Easthampton residents is $35, non residents is $45 for the first visit and $35 for follow up visits. Call to make an appointment.
Group Support Meetings: Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m.,
SHINE: Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon
LUNCH AND A MOVIE:Â Call the Enrichment Center at least one week in advance to preregister and prepay for your luncheon, cost is $4, lunch served at noon and the movie begins at 1 p.m.
Special Trips (with van costs)
Travel Club: Tues. 1-3 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-noon and Thur. 1-3 p.m.
Active Adults Hike: Call for date and time
TRANQUILITY ROOM EVENTS
Bio Mat: Fridays by appointment. Please call at least 24 hours ahead. Suggested donation is $5, 30 to 60 minute appointments available.
Mini Hair Salon with Cheryl: Cut and dry style $12, $10 for new clients.
Reiki with Muriel: $15 for 30 minutes. Call 413-527-6151 for further information and details.
Hypnotherapy: Call for pricing and to schedule your advanced appointment.
Aroma Therapy and Sound Therapy: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $15 for a 45 minute appointment payable in advance, call 413-527-6151 to schedule.
Big Y: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Big E’s Foodland: Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Ballroom Dancing: Tuesdays for beginners and Thursdays for advance, 6-7 p.m., $5/pp
Billards: Call for days/times when table is open and available.
Bingo: Tuesdays, 12:45-3 p.m. Arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. to purchase your cards, .50/person per week.
Hand Craft: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Healthy Bones and Balance: Mondays, 10 a.m., $3
Mahjong: Mondays, 1 p.m., .50/person per week.
Phase 10 Card: Mondays, noon, .50/person per week.
Quilting: Fridays, 1 p.m.
Total Body Workout: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per class.
Council on Aging
54 High St., Suite 2, 413-772-1517.
Contact: Kathy Dunn at email@example.com; greenfieldMA.gov.
Ask The Computer Geek: Bob is here Thursdays from 12:30-3:45, sign up at the front desk. Not here on the first Thursday of the month.
Pizza Putt: Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., come for pizza, then stay and try our new indoor golf putting green. Please register for lunch with $4 payment by noon on Wednesday.
Legislative Office Hours: Representative Paul Mark holds drop-in hours on the 1st Friday of the month, 1-3 P.M.
Council On Aging News: Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. and are open to the public. For information about activities and trips call Activities Director Kathy Dunn, 413-772-1517, ext. 3.
Computer Drop-in: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SHINE: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.1 p.m.
Brown Bag/SNAP: 1st Thursday of the month, 10-11 a.m.. Sign-up
Foot Care by Nurses: Skilled nursing service by Registered Nurses trained and certified in foot care. Age 60+, by appointment only. New patient, $50/45 minutes; return patient, $35/30 minutes. Services include trimming nails, taking care of thick fungal nails, addressing calluses/corns, Athlete’s Foot, and painful toes and feet and other skin related issues. Make appointment at Front Desk or call 413-772-1517.
Ask the Lawyer: Second Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11:30. Schedule a 30 minute appointment with Peggy Torello, Esq., free of charge for Greenfield seniors only.
Book Chat: Second Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m.
Low Vision Support Group: First Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
July 23/27: The Greatest Showman.
July 30: Young Black Stallion, Disney movie
Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Call 413-772-1517 to reserve your seat. Movies are free of charge.
Seniority Dance Company: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Kathy Steinem choreographs and directs this group now starting their third season. Class consists of full body warm up, stretching, combinations of steps, across the floor and center work. Dancers of all ages rehearse and perform the Seniority repertoire throughout the community. Some dance or movement experience is expected. Free of charge. “Seniority” is supported by The Highland Street Foundation.
Hot Topics: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, discuss the latest events, sharing friendly conversation with others. All you need to do is bring a hot topic of interest to you. Free of charge, no need to register.
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon: Fri., July 20 at 11:30 a.m., by invitation. All active volunteers, watch for your invitation in the mail. Guest tickets may be available for $20 each, on a space available basis. Please inquire after July 10 about guest tickets. Please note that the Center will be closed to the public on July 20.
Pizza: Fri., July 27 at noon. Your choice of meat,veggie or cheese. Two slices, only $3 per person. Registration with payment is required no later than 24 hours in advance
Monday: Intermediate aerobics, 9:15-10 a.m.; chair dance, 10-10:45 a.m.; zumba, 11-11:45 a.m.; mah jongg,1 p.m.; bridge, 1-3:30 p.m.; writing group, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; movie matinee, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday: Cardio express, 9:15-10 a.m.; Bones & Balance I Exercise, 10-10:45 a.m.; Shine, 9-11 a.m.; yoga, 10-11 a.m.; stretch/tone, 11-11:45 a.m.; qi gong, 11 a.m.-noon; cribbage, 1-3:30 p.m.; Ballet Barre, 2-2:45 p.m.; pool players, 1-4 p.m.; SHINE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Wednesday: Intermediate aerobics, 9:15-10 a.m. and scrabble, 9:30 a.m.; zumba, 10;30 a.m.; seated yoga, 10-11 a.m.;pool players, 1-4 p.m.; pitch, 1-3:30 p.m.;Tai Chi, 1 p.m.; crafty seniors, 1 p.m.; crafty seniors, 1-3:30 p.m.; intro to dance, 3-4 p.m.
Thursday: Cardio express, 9:15-10 a.m.; Bones & Balance, 10-10:45 a.m.; stretch/tone, 11-11:45 a.m.; memory cafe, 2nd Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; canasta, 1-3:30 p.m.; pilates 1-1:45 p.m.; pool players, 1-4 p.m.; book chat, 2nd Thurs. 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday: Intermediate aerobics, 9:15-10 a.m.; fit & fabulous exercise, 10:30 a.m.; arts/crafts open studio, 1-3:45 p.m.; mah jongg, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; creative coloring, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; movie matinee, 1-3 p.m.
Council on Aging
46 Middle St., 413-586-4023.
Book Club: 2nd Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m.
Representative John Scibak: Office hours, June 25, at 11:30 a.m. He may be reached at 413-539-6566.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, SAFETY, OUTREACH
Community Health Nurse Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9 a.m-noon.
Veteran’s Benefits: Available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon.
Caregivers Support Group: Every 1st/3rd Tuesday of the month from 10-11 a.m.
Lock Box Program: Sponsored by Hadley TRIAD, now accepting names for high risk seniors to have a lock box installed so police and fire personnel have access to your home in the event of an emergency. Call 413-586-4023 for more information. TRIAD meetings are open to the public and are held March-June on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
SHINE: Counselor Jayne Sullivan is available to answer your health insurance questions. Call 413-586-4023 to schedule an appointment.
New One-on-One Computer Tutorials: Steve is a new-to-us volunteer from RSVP that would like to offer free tutorials at our Community Center. If you’re interested, please call the office at 413-586-4023.
Computer Set Up: Janice is our volunteer making house calls on our behalf to help fix glitches or configure your system. Call us at 413-586-4023 to schedule a visit. Though there is no fee, donations to the COA are welcomed.
Foot Clinic: 3rd Monday of the month, $30 for clinic visit or $50 for home visit, call 413-586-4023 to schedule an appointment
First Fridays With Friends: 1st Friday of the month, 2-3 p.m. Come down to the center, bring a friend and have coffee, cookies and conversation.
Canasta: Fridays, 12:30.
Birthday Celebration: Last Friday of the month, 2 p.m.
July 19: Tyme4Spa offers fabulous affordable facials and other services at the center. Call the office to book it.
Motor Coach Day Trips: Contact Jane Nevinsmith at 413-658-7773.
Tai Chi: Wednesdays at 2 p.m., with Michelle. $5 per class, prepaid each month.
Exercise Equipment Room: For those 55 and older, signed consent must be on file, orientation is mandatory, recumbent bike, nu-step and treadmills available.
Healthy Bones and Balance: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., with Betty Faulkner, free.
Healthy Bones and Balance: Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. with Elaine and Georgia, free.
Yoga, Stretch, Flex and Breathe: Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., with Ed Golding, free.
Yoga/Pilates: Fridays, 10:30 a.m., $3 per class payable at the beginning of each month.
Fun & Fit: Fridays with Sidra at 11:45 a.m., cardio-strength class; limited to 15. $4 per class payable at beginning of each month.
104 Allen St. 413-566-5588.
Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hair Cuts by Dolly: Call 413-566-8117 for an appointment. Dolly is also available to come to your home.
Reiki: Call Carleen for appointment at 413-525-7345.
Outreach: Wendy Turer, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS: Please call Wendy with questions or to sign up as a driver to take older adults to medical appointments.
COA Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month
OUTREACH AND WELLNESS CORNER
Brown Bag: Call for date
Fallon Insurance Representative: Call for date
Blood Pressure: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., free, provided by Silver Linings Home Care.
Foot Care: Last Thursday of the month, Please call for an appointment.
S.H.I.N.E.: Call for an appointment with Becky if you need help navigating the Medicare maze.
Memory Cafe: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon
RMV Near Me: New changes happening at the RMV. Call Wendy at 413-566-5588. Flyers available.
MERCY: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.-noon
Baystate Hearing: 1st Wednesday of the month, call for an appointment.
Farmers Market: Cash, SNAP coupons, HIP coupons or farmers market coupons all accepted.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Call 413-566-5588 or sign up at front desk for all our events.
Saturday Night Dinner Dances
July 28: Good Acoustic Band; pulled pork.
August 18: Union Jack; chicken and beef kabob.
Sept. 29: Off the Record; German bratwurst
Oct. 27: Sharades Band; beef tips over mashed.
Cost $20, prepaid per person. Appetizers, dinner with sides and complimentary cocktail and dessert. Cash bar. 50/50 Raffle (fund-raiser forÂ Sound System and Memory Cafe) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bands will play from 6-9 p.m.
TRIPS WITH BOBBI GRANT: Call Bobbi at 413-566-8271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 12-13:Cape Cod & Boston Pops, Dan’l Webster Inn Brunch, Brkfst Buffet @ Irish Village Resort and much more. $270/pp double, $260/pp triple, $320 single. $40 deposit due at sign-up with full payment deadline July 13.
Sept. 12: Wildlife Cruise on the CT River. Shopping at Lyman Orchards, lunch at the Historic Griswold Inn, choosing chicken or top sirloin entree, and a relaxing narrated cruise on the CT River. $83/pp which includes all gratuities. A $20/pp deposit is due at signup.
Oct. 10: Dreamland Wax Museum in Boston. Family-style Luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Local Boston Icons and Historical Heroes, Shopping Assembly Row/Faneuil Hall. Full payment deadline Sept. 12. $87/pp.
Nov. 27: Winter Wonderland Light Show at Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Christmas Tree Shop-ping, Early-bird Dinner at O’Connor’s Restaurant, Unique Gift Shop. Full payment deadline Oct., 26. $78/pp.
Trip Flyers are available at the Hampden Senior Center Receptionist Desk.
Call Nora at 413-566-5796
Oct. 5-10:Â Alburquerque, New Mexico Balloon Fiesta.
Oct. 15-23: Tropical Costa Rica, 9 days.
April 12-19, 2019: New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, 8 days
Call for fliers or pick one up at the SC.
Acrylic Painting: Thurs., 9:45-11:45 a.m., $15 includes materials. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Bridge: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. looking for players.
Bingo: Thursdays, noon, .50 a card.
Bunco: Tuesdays, noon, $2
Canasta: Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Chair Massage: Third Friday of the month, 10 a.m., 15 minute massage for $10.
Chair Yoga: Tuesdays, 11a.m., $5 per class.
Facials: 2nd Thurs. of the month, one hour for $30.
Genealogy: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month starting April 5, 12:15 p.m.Â
Jewelry: 3rd Tues. of the month, $3 plus beads.
Knitting/Crochet: Mondays, 9:15 a.m.
Line Dancing: Thursdays, 2 p.m., $5/pp
Mahjong: Fridays, noon, will teach anyone interested
Manicure/Pedicure: Twice a month, call Cathy at 413-335-7422. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Memory Cafe: Fridays from 10-noon; call Wendy for information. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Pitch: Wednesdays, sign up at 11:45 a.m., play starts at 12:15 p.m., $2.
Pool, Ladies: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Pool, Men: Thursdays, 9 a.m.
Quilting: Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shuffleboard: Back in the spring.
Social Dancing: Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tai Chi: Mondays, advanced class 10 a.m., beginner class 11:15 a.m., cost $5.
Trivia: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Weight Training: YMCA, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., $3.
Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m., $5 per class.
Pinochle: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.
179 Main St. Box 524, Gilbertville 413-477-6707.
Monday: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.; bocce ball, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Art lessons 9-11 a.m.; games, 10-11:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Grannies Closet, 9 a.m.; Wii fitness, 10 a.m.; line dancing, 10 a.m.; pitch, 12:15 p.m.
Thursday: London Rummy; 10 a.m.; scat, noon.
Friday: Grannies Closet, 9 a.m.
40 Brimfield Road, 413-245-3163.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Movie Night: $10 for a group, $5 for individual and $3 for seniors, popcorn and drinks included, feel free to bring blankets, pillows, camp chairs, sleeping bags or dinner.
Prescription Advantage: As a Prescription Advantage member you are entitled to a one time Special Election Period each year that allows you to join or change your Medicare drug plan outside of Medicares open enrollment period. To Join Prescription Advantage or if you have any questions please call Prescription Advantage Customer Service at 1-800-243-4636 and press 2. TTY (toll free) for the deaf and hard of hearing at 1-877-610-0241.
Mondays: Stay Fit classes, 10 a.m., seniors $3, non-seniors $7 (8 weeks at a time $5 per class); mah jongg, 10 a.m.; open billiard and exercise, 6-9 p.m.; Texas Hold’em, 6 p.m.
Tuesdays: Open crafts and quilting club, 10 a.m.; dance fit with Alice, 6 p.m., seniors $3, non-seniors $5.
Wednesdays: Barre Above class, 10:30 a.m., seniors $3, non-seniors $5; mah jongg, 1 p.m.; yoga, 5 p.m., seniors $3, non-seniors $7 (8 weeks at a time $5 per class);
Thursdays: Stained glass, 10 a.m.; tai chi, 10 a.m., cribbage, 12:15 p.m.,Â Bingo, June 28, 6 p.m. (every other Thursday) three games on one sheet for $1; pitch, 6:30 p.m.
37 Chestnut St., 413-583-3564.
State Senator Lesser Office Hours: Talk with the Senator’s district director, Joel McAuliffe, the second Thursday of each month, at 10:30 a.m.
Alice Boutique: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The boutique accepts donations of gently used or new clothing and merchandise. Drop off donations at the front desk.
You Shop Amazon Gives: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the center whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, prices and service.
Fitness Room: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $10 sign up fee, completed doctors form and a one time orientation on equipment and room standards.
Pedicure with Town Nurses: Tuesdays, by appointment, for Ludlow residents only. Pedicures are $10. Diabetics are required to provide a note from their doctors before a pedicure can be given. Call the Center for an appointment time.
Blood Pressure Checks: Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.
Drop In With A Nurse: Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m.
Massage Therapy: Mondays & Wednesdays with Meaghan, 15 minutes of massage for $10 or 30 minutes for $20. Call the center to schedule an appointment.
Hearing Clinic:Â Tues., July 31. Deb Stroetzel from Wing Medical Center provides answers to questions you have regarding your hearing. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the center.
Facials: Wed., July 25. Diane Neill provides facials and additional skin care services.Â One hour facials start at $30, call for an appointment.
MEETINGS & SUPPORT GROUPS
TRIAD Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m.
Brown Bag Program: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Brown Bag helps those over the age of 55 who meet income guidelines. Applications are available at the Senior Center. Pick-up is the third Tuesday of each month. $3 suggested donation. This program is offered through the Food Bank of MA.
Friends of the Ludlow Senior Center: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Council On Aging Board Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Open to the public, unless there’s an executive session.
Men’s Breakfast Club: Fri., July 27, at 8:30 a.m., in Ludlow. Sites alternate between Ludlow and Wilbraham.
Memory Cafe: Meets on the 3rd Friday of the month.
TRX Fusion: Every Tuesday & Friday, 9 a.m. $39 for 13 class session.
Caregiver Support Group: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.
Veterans Agent: Wed., July 25, at 10:30 a.m.
SHINE: Every other Monday, call for an appointment.
The Ludlow Lost Citizen Alert Program: The program was developed by the Ludlow Police Dept. and Ludlow COA, and is designed to provide rapid response in locating cognitively impaired residents who have been reported missing. Stop by the Senior Center or Ludlow Police Dept. for a registration form. All information is kept confidential.
File of Life Forms: This vital tool provides emergency personnel with your health and insurance information. Everyone should have one on their fridge and in their purse or pocket. Forms are available at the center. Please stop by to pick one up. We can help fill it out as well.
MOVIE SCHEDULE 1:15 p.m.
July 23, 24: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson, PG-13, 104 min.
July 30, 31: I Can Only Imagine, starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Finley, PG-13, 104 min.
CLASSIC MOVIES ON THURSDAYS 1:15 p.m.
July 19: Meet John Doe, starring Gary Cooper, 1941, 123 min.
July 26: Dean Martin Variety Show V, 60 min.
Big Y/Randall’s: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Departs 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. When you make your reservation include which stop you prefer.
Eastfield Mall or Stop and Shop: Call or visit the Senior Center to make a reservation; cost is $2.
Senior Social Club: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
Book Club: 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 1:30 p.m.
Carfit: Call for an appointment. This is an educational program that offers the opportunity to see how well a personal vehicle fits you. The 12 point check list lasts 20 minutes and will cover ways to make you safer in your car.
Birthday Lunch: Wed., June 20 at 11:30 a.m. Those born in May have their meal on us. Let us know know when you sign up for lunch that it’s your birthday.
Jewelry with Sandy Merrill: Tues., June 26 at 5:30 p.m., and Wed., June 27 at 9:30 a.m., come and create your own jewelry. The class is $3 plus the cost of your supplies. Please register at the front desk, as this class fills quickly.
RMV Near Me: June 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Transactions are license renewals, registration renewals, change of address, duplicate license or registration and how to report a lost or stolen disability placard. Please note that you must renew at the RMV if you are 75 or older.
Ice Cream Social: Fri., June 22 at 1 p.m.
Make Slime in the Lounge: Wed., June 27 at 10:30 a.m., stop by the lounge to make a batch of slime. We’ll turn glue, pain, water and Borax into a fun blob of slime you can play with at home
SENIOR CENTER TRIPS
June 21: Klem’s Store & Charlies Diner, Spencer, MA. Cost $2; 9 a.m. departure.Â
June 28: Connecticut Trolley Museum. Cost $2; 9 a.m. departure. We’ll have lunch before returning to the Senior Center.
Monday: Fitness room, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; knitting, 9 a.m.-noon; massage appointments, 9:30 a.m.; YMCA’s Boomer Boot Camp ($3.50), 10-11 a.m.; dominoes, 10-11:00 a.m.; lunch, noon; donors 9-ball round robin billiards ($10/yr.), 12:30 p.m.; pitch, 1 p.m.; movie, 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday: Fitness room, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; ceramics, 8-11:30 a.m.; pedicures by appointment, 8:30 a.m.; quilting, 9-11:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; men’s round robin billiards ($10/yr.), 12:30 p.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.; bridge, 1 p.m.; blood pressure 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday: Fitness room and open billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; ceramics, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; massage appointments, 9:30 a.m.; YMCA Boomer Boot Camp, ($3.50) 10-11 a.m.; lunch, noon; pitch, 1 p.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.
Thursday: Fitness room, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; ceramics, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; tai chi, 9-9:45; women’s billiards ($10/yr.), 9:30-11:30 a.m.; drop-in nurse, 10 a.m., yoga 10-11 a.m.; lunch, noon; donors 8-ball round robin billiards ($10/yr.), 12:30 p.m.; choral group, 1-2 p.m; classic movie, 1:15 p.m.
Friday: Fitness room, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; open billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;Â YMCA’s Boomer Boot Camp ($3.50), 10-11 a.m.; lunch, noon.; coloring club, cribbage 1 p.m.; chair volleyball, 1:15 p.m.
106 Main St., 413-267-4121.
Birthdays: 2nd Tuesday of the month. Let us know if it is your birthday.
Monday: Knitting/crocheting, 10 a.m.; chair exercise, 10 a.m.; art, 1 p.m., $2.; craft & laugh night, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday: Foot care, first Tuesday, by appointment; $28; Reflexology, third Tuesday, 10 a.m., $10 for 15 minutes; birthday parties, 2nd Tuesday; canasta, 12:30 p.m.; tai chi, 1 p.m., $5; Craft & Laugh night, 6-8 p.m.; ceramics, 6 p.m., $3.
Wednesday: Health screening/blood pressure, second Wednesday, by appointment, donations accepted; chair exercise, 10 a.m.; zumba gold, 4 p.m., $5.
Thursday: Ceramics, 9:30 a.m., $3; chair massage, every other Thursday, 11 a.m., $5 for 10 minutes; reike, 1st Thursday, 11:30 a.m., $10 for 15 minutes; lunch bunch, 2nd Thursday of the month; movie, 1st Thursday of the month, 1 p.m.; Woodwackers, 6-8 p.m., $10 membership fee per year.
Friday: Chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Wii bowling, 12:30.
Gill-Montague Senior Center
62 Fifth St., Turners Falls, 413-863-9357 or 413-863-4500.
Hours/Website: Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; MontagueMA.net
Chair Yoga: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15 a.m., May 1 through June 26. These classes offer a good stretch and strengthening for muscles, release for joints, breathing techniques and relaxations. There is a small suggested donation of $1 for each class. For more information contact Roberta Potter at the Senior Center at 413-863-4500 or 413-863-9357.
Monday: Aerobics, 10 a.m.; easy aerobics, 11 a.m.
Tuesday: Walking group (weather permitting), 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Aerobics, 10 a.m.; bingo, 12:45 p.m.
Friday: Aerobics, 10 a.m.; easy aerobics, 11 a.m.
Senior Services & Senior Center
67 Conz St., (413) 587-1228; fax 413-587-1233
Hours: Weekdays, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
SHINE: Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
Foot Clinic:By appointment
Blood Pressure Clinic: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.
Low Vision: 1st Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11 a.m.
Memory Cafe: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Benefit Counseling: Fridays, noon-4 p.m., by appointment only.
Reiki: Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $20-$30 per 30 minute session. By appointment only, payment due at time of sign up.
Shopping Trip to Big Y: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call to sign up
Shopping Trip to Stop and Shop: Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call to sign up
Good Neighbor Energy Fund: Emergency financial assistance for Northampton seniors age 60 and older. Call Michel Dihlmann at 413-587-1226.
Meditation Sessions: Certified meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambala tradition, Carl Nardiello continues meditation classes on Monday afternoons at 1:30 pm. No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to try something that can be extremely helpful in navigating our daily lives and can enable us to make the most of our energy and time. Meditation has many benefits for our mental and physical well being. Classes are open to resident and non-resident seniors as well as those ages 55-59. A four week session is $20 for Northampton residents and $25 for non-residents and 55-59. A drop in option is also available.
TRIPS: For more details on trips call 413-587-1228 Â Â
July 24: Best of Boston. Duck Boat Tour, lunch on you own at Quincy Market and New England Aquarium. Cost is $109. There is a $10 discount if paid in full by June 12.
August 7: Tour of Fenway Park and lunch at Cheers. Enjoy some free time in Boston. Cost is $123. There is a $10 discount if paid in full by July 1.
August 15: Guided tour of Kennebunkport with time to shop. Lunch at Mike’s Clam Shack. Cost is $109 with a discountof $10 if paid in full by July 6.
August 19: Sunday Matinee, Tanglewood Music Center, Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert featuring Yo-Yo-Ma. Shed seats, lunch on your own. All-inclusive cost is $84. Limited seats, must sign up by May 31.
Sept. 7-11: Washington D.C. via buss , $540 with double occupancy. $100 deposit and trip insurance is available. Must sign up by July 16
Oct. 21: Halloween in Salem. Enjoy the Salem Street festivities and a tour of House of Seven Gables. Lunch is on our own in downtown Salem. Cost is $82. There is a $10 discount if paid in full by Sept. 7.
Monday: Dynamic Fitness DVD, 8:20 a.m.; low impact 1, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, 10 a.m.; low impact 2, 10:30 a.m.; needle workshop, 1 p.m.; meditation and creating writing 2, 1:30 p.m.; coloring for adults, 2 p.m.; tai chi, 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday: Strength & stretch, 8:45 a.m.; cup of conversation, 9:30 a.m.; stretch & tone, 10 a.m.; caregiver support group, 10 a.m (preregister).; walking group, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, noon; sewing workshop, 12:30 p.m. (preregister); Pitch, 1 p.m.; tea time, 2:45 p.m.; Health bones and balance, 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday: Dynamics Fitness DVD, 8:20 a.m.; low impact 1, 9:30 a.m.; low impact 2, 10:30 a.m.; beginner tap, 11:30 a.m.; cribbage, 12:30 p.m.; Scrabble, 1 p.m.; Timeless Tunes, 1 p.m.; zumba gold 1 p.m.; Feldenkrais, 2:45 p.m.; tai chi, 2:45 p.m.
Thursday: Strength & stretch, 8:45 a.m.; Stretch & Tone, 10 a.m.; walking group 10 a.m.; wisdom project, 10 a.m.; knitting drop-in, 10 a.m.; mixed level tap, 11:30 a.m.; contact bridge, noon; advanced beginner tap, 12:30 p.m.; mah jongg, 1 p.m.; bingo, 1:30 p.m.; intermediate tap, bingo, 1:30 p.m.; tai chi, 2:45 p.m.; pitch, 3 p.m.; Beginner Tai chi, 4 p.m.
Friday: Dynamic Fitness DVD, 8:20 a.m.; low impact 1, 9:30 a.m.; low impact 2, 10:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 12 p.m.; visit from Dewey the therapy dog; 12:30 p.m.; gentle chair yoga, 1 p.m.; Senior Gay Men’s Drop-in Group, 1 p.m.; yoga, 2:45 p.m.; tai chi, 2:45 p.m.
29 Central St., 413-283-2670 or online at<strong> townofpalmer.com</strong>.
Weather Policy: If schools are closed due to weather, the center is closed and there is no van service or meal service. The staff reports to work and will be available by phone. If the Town Hall is closed, then the center will also be closed with no staff reporting.
Van Rides: Please remember to schedule out of town van appointments for earlier in the day; the van needs to be back at the center by 4 p.m.
If you need to get to an important appointment call PVTA @ 1-866-277-7741.
Emergency Preparedness Kits: Thanks to the EOEA Formula Grant we have Red Cross Emergency Kits available. Learn about the contents, effective usage of supplies, kit maintenance and storage requirements from Ruth Amador, RN and you will receive a kit.
Wish List: We need 8 3/4 inch paper plates, 8 oz paper cups, cranberry juice, orange juice, ginger ale, gallon storage bags.
Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?: Call the Senior Center and the Palmer Fire Dept. will come and install a free detector if you need one.
Todd Smola: July 9, 10 a.m.
Blood Glucose/Blood Pressure: Wed., July 11, from 9 a.m.-noon, with an RN sponsored by Professional Medical Services Inc. Blood Glucose testing is offered the first Wednesday of every month.
Blood Pressure: Donna Brown, RN, is here every Friday from 9-11 a.m. to take blood pressures. She can now check blood glucose at this time also
Foot Care: By appointment only, starting at 8:30 a.m. Patricia O’Brien, RN, administers the clinic. Cost is $29. Diabetics must have permission slip signed by doctor. Home visits available to shut-ins.
Chair Massage: Thurs., July 26, by appointment only, from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Brenda Thibeault, LMT, will give you a ten minute chair massage for only $5.
Table Massage: Fri., July 20, from 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m., with Brenda Thibault LMT. Call to register for 1/2 hour massage for $20. You will remain clothed during the massage.
Volunteer Drivers: Available to drive you to medical/doctor appointments, grocery shopping or the pharmacy; call to set up a ride.
Medical Advocate: This program provides a driver and a person to help you at the Dr.’s office.Â The advocate will accompany you into the Dr.’s office and be your ears and eyes.Â You will need to call and schedule the appointment with us and sign off that you give permission for this person to accompany you into the doctors office.
Breakfast: Tuesdays and Thursdays morning at 9:15 a.m., $2 donation.
Lunch: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m., call 2 days in advance. $2 donation requested.
Brown Bag: 2nd Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
SHINE: By appointment.
Van Service: Daily van is available Monday- Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., no van 11:30 a.m.-noon, call to schedule.
Friends Of The Palmer Senior Center: Meetings will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month 9 a.m.
Orchard Valley Summer Concert Series: July 25, Big Kahuna Luau, leaving the center at 5 p.m. (donation greatly appreciated)
National Hot Dog Day: July 26 at noon, join us for lunch and fun and games at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.
UPCOMING FRIENDS FUNDRAISERS
July 19: Mamma Mia, $95. Full payment due upon signing. Flyers available at the senior center.
Oct. 23: Germanfest, $94, at the Williams Inn in the Berkshires
Nov. 19: Branson Country Christmas & Veterans Show, $89.
Full payment due upon sign-up for day trips. Trip flyers available in our Friends flyer box by the senior center sign-in computer.
Arthritis/Range of Motion: Tues., 10-11 a.m.
Bingo: Mon., 12:30-3 p.m.
Cards: Mon., Wed. and Fri., 8:30 a.m.
Coloring: Mon. (except movie day), noon
Crafts: Tue., 9 a.m.
Cribbage: Wed., following lunch around 12:30 p.m.
Dominoes: Mon., Wed. and Fri., 12:30 p.m.
Movies:Â Two Monday’s every month at 12:30 p.m. Check newsletter for dates.
Pitch: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Not a league so no commitment
Painting Class: Tue., 1 p.m., $2 payable to the instructor. Last class May 29.
Pool: Mon., 1-3 p.m.
Quilting Class: Wed., 1 p.m.
Swimming at the YMCA: Tues. & Thurs. from 1-3 p.m. for Palmer Senior Center attendees. Cost $3 payable at the YMCA
Tai Chi: Thurs.,10:30-11:15 a.m.
Trivia/Scrabble/Farkle: Fri., 12:30 p.m.
Walking Group: Tues. and Thur., 9-10 a.m., led by walking champion Dave Ridz. Come walk and enjoy breakfast after.
YMCA Strength Training: Mon. and Wed. from 10-11 a.m., $2 per class payable at the front desk.
Zumba:Â Friday at 9:30 a.m., $5 per class for a session of 5 classes or drop-in price of $7 per class payable to instructor.
7 Maine St., Shelburne Falls, 01370 413-625-2502
Hours: Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center will be closed Memorial Day, Mon., May 28.
Tai Chi: Mondays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 9 a.m., and Wednesdays in Ashfield at 9:30 a.m.
Blood Pressure Clinic: 4th Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, with nurse Lisa White
Foot Clinic: 3 Mondays per month, please call for an appointment.
Reflexology: Please call for an appointment.
Shine: 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free Medicare plan assistance, please call for an appointment.
Caregiver Support Group: 1st Monday, 2 p.m., for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia. Call Leanne for information, respite available.
Outreach Worker: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., social worker available for information, referrals, assistance with heating, food and housing support. Call for an appointment or walk in.
Veteran’s Agent: Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Home Repair Program: For Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne seniors. Small home repairs done by volunteers. Home owner pays for the materials. Call Leanne with project or if interested in volunteering.
Van Transportation For Residents of 9 West County Towns: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., medical, shopping and senior center activities. Call Bob for reservations.
Meals: Mon., Tues., and Thur. 11:30 a.m. Mondays brown bag, no cost; Tuesdays provided by the Center $3 donation; Thursdays provided by Lifepath, $3 donation.
African Drumming: Mon., 1 p.m.
Bingo: Thur., 12:15-2 p.m.
Bones and Balance: Wed., 10 a.m., Thur. in Ashfield., 9:30 am
Bridge: May 22, at 1 p.m. (every other Tuesday)
Cribbage Tournaments: One Wednesday a month at 1:30 p.m.
Knitting: Thur. 10-11:30 a.m.
Tai Chi: Mon., 8:30 a.m. and Thur. 9 a.m.; In Ashfield, Wed. 9:30 a.m.
Wii Bowling: Mon. and Tue., noon.
Yoga: Wed. and Thur., 8:30 a.m.
67 North Main St., South Deerfield, 01373-1012, 413-665-2141.
Hours: Open Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wish list: Coffee & tea, regular and decaffeinated, small paper plates, cups, crackers and assorted snacks for morning coffee time, and bark mulch for front of building..
LifePath Inc.: Offers assistance through the Benefits Counseling program for income eligible seniors age 60 and up. Also they can help file applications for fuel assistance. Call 413-773-555or email info@LifePathMA.org.
Community Health Care of Franklin County: Offers medical and dental care to all ages regardless of insurance status or income. Located in Turners Falls, Orange and Greenfield, call 413-325-8500.
SHINE: Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone counselor from LifePath is available for appointments in Greenfield. Call 413-773-5555 or SCSC 413-655-2141, to schedule an appointment.
Town Nurse: Available at the Town Hall Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for all Deerfield residents.
Free Drug Collection: Safely dispose of unwanted medications at the police station in Deerfield and Sunderland, no questions asked.
Food Bank of Western Mass: There are area agencies that offer free hot meals and provide free groceries, call 1-800-247-9632 for info.
Amherst Survival Center Free Health Clinic: Open Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Thursdays 5-6 p.m, 138 Sunderland Road. Open to everyone.
AEIOU Urgent Medical Care: Located at 170 University Drive, Amherst, (413) 461-3530 and 489 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, 413-773-1394.
TRIAD of Franklin County: Assisted programs for seniors, call 413-774-4726.
Franklin County Home Care: Offers assistance through Benefits Counseling Program and can help file applications for fuel assistance and find additional ways to save money, call 413-773-555 or email: email@example.com; fchcc.org.
Veterans Agent Hours: Every 3rd Wednesday from 12:30-2 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Stroke Education: Please call Sue if you have questions 413-665-9508.
Monday: Card games, 9 a.m.; exercise, 10 a.m.; water color painting, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Seated yoga, 1:30 p.m., $8 walk-in or $36 for six weeks.
Wednesday: Card games, 9 a.m; exercise, 10 a.m.; movement/meditation, 3-4 p.m.
Thursday: Seated yoga, 10:30 a.m., $8 walk-in or $36 for six weeks.
Friday: Card games, 9 a.m.; bingo, 9:30 a.m.; balance exercise, 9:30 a.m., “Polish Club”; social hour, 1 p.m.
Sept. 26: “Jekyll & Hyde” the Musical. Luncheon is at the famous Danverport Yacht. $158 per person; $50 deposit per person is due at time of reservation. Balance due by Aug. 21.
Make checks payable to First Choice Tours. To reserve your seats, please call Sue Corey at South County Senior Center; 413-665-9508.
Council on Aging
210 College Highway, 413-529-2105.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday: Comfort doll knitting, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Osteo exercise class, 9 a.m.
Wednesday: TOPS (take off pounds sensibly), 10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.
Thursday: Computer class, 10 a.m. Sign up in advance.
3 Hollow Road, 413-245-9683.
Bingo: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., win prizes, make friends & have fun, $1 a board.
Blood Pressure Clinic: Free, 3rd Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Massage: 1st Tuesday of each month, 10 minutes, $5, appointment necessary, please call 413-245-9683.
Foot Clinic: 1st Wednesday of each month, $30. Call for appointment, 413-245-9683.
Monthly Birthday: 4th Tuesday of each month, 12:30 p.m., cake and birthday recognition will be given out, feel free to join us for lunch prior to the party, sign up for lunch and party no later than 2 days prior.
Outreach Coordinator: Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for fuel assistance and SNAP applications, etc.
Trips: Call the Senior Center at 413-245-9683 for the latest information.
Monday: Tai chi, 9:30 a.m., $2 donation; cribbage, 1-3 p.m.; mini gym, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; SHINE councilor on staff for medical questions 1-3 p.m. by appt., 413-245-9683.
Tuesday: Lunch, noon, $3, must call the morning before to sign up, no exceptions, please; mini gym, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Breakfast 2nd and 4th Wed., 7:45-9:45 a.m., $3, call for reservations; Food Pantry, 10 a.m. – noon; Chair Yoga, 10:30 a.m., $2 donation; Pitch League, noon-3 p.m.; mini gym, noon-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: Chair dancing, 10:30 a.m., $2 donation; lunch, noon, $3; mini gym, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
1 Robbins Road, 413-967-9645.
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Van Rides: Need a ride? Call 413-967-9645. Please give two days notice, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday: Tai chi, 9 a.m., $4; scat, 9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; book club, last Monday of the month, noon; poker, 1 p.m.; yoga, 1 p.m., $5; Bingo 4:30- 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Scat, 9 a.m.; osteo exercise, 9:15 a.m., Valley View Apartments; COA Board meeting, third Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.; chair massage, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon, 30 minutes, $30, call for appointment; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; cribbage, 1 p.m.; Writer’s Club, 1 p.m.
Wednesday: Foot nurse 8:30 a.m., every other month, call for appointment; tai chi, 9 a.m., $4.; Scat, 9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; birthday party, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m.; Walgreens blood pressure check/presentation, 1st Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.; Bingo,12:30 p.m.; blood drive, 1st Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.
Thursday: Osteo exercise, 9:15 a.m., Valley View Apartments; line dancing, 10 a.m., $3; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; pitch, 1 p.m.
Friday: Scat, 9 a.m.; lawn games, 9 a.m.; movie, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Brown Bag program, 2nd Friday, 11 a.m.
73 Central St. 508-867-1407.
Clinics: Lipid panel and blood glucose screening, 12-hour fasting required, call 413-967-2488 for an appointment.
Monday: Cribbage, 9:15 a.m.; Wii, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Cribbage, 9:15 a.m.; Wii, 10 a.m. ham radio, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Brown Bag It, noon; Wii, 10 a.m.; Crafty Ladies, 1 p.m., blood pressure, 11 a.m.; Silvertones, 1 p.m; veterans agent, 1 p.m.
Thursday: Tai chi, 8:30 a.m.; Wii, 10 a.m.
Friday: Wii, 10 a.m.; bridge, 1 p.m.
45 Post Office Park, 413-596-8379.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: Last Tuesday of each month, 2-3 p.m., in the Brooks Room of the Wilbraham Library.
Book Club: 3rd Thursday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m..
COA Board: 1st Wednesday, 4 p.m.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Chair Massage: 1st Friday, $10 for 10 minutes, call to register.
Blood Pressure Reading: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon.
Foot Care Nurses: Available for home visits, $29, appointment needed.
Reflexology: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, $10 for 15 minutes, call to make and appointment.
Lunch: Mondays and Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m., reservations must be made the week prior.
Quilting Club: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 1 p.m.
Monday: Gentle walking, noon; pitch, 12:30 p.m.; rug making, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Around Town; chair exercise, 10 a.m.; aerobics, 10:40 a.m.; blood pressure readings, 11 a.m.; knitting, 1 p.m.
Wednesday: Walmart; tai chi, 9 a.m.; Gentle Exercise class, 10:15 a.m.; line dance, 1:40 p.m.; zumba, 2 p.m.
Thursday: Stop & Shop; tap dance, 9:30 a.m.; jazz class, 10 a.m.; chair exercises, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 11:30 a.m.; support group, 1 p.m.; quilting club, 1 p.m.
Friday: Men’s Breakfast Club, 8:30 a.m.; SHINE, 9 a.m.; zumba gold, 10:30 a.m.; bridge, 1 p.m.; line dancing, 1:40 p.m.
Mail items to The Republican, P.O. Box 1329, Springfield, MA 01102-1329, fax to 413-788-1301 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.