Upcoming Events

COA Activity

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOIN THE COA STAFF FOR A VARIETY OF ZOOM ACTIVITIES! 

MONDAY AT 12:30 PM - WEEKEND IN REVIEW. Join Peter Burke via conference call discussion on the latest sports, news and local happenings. Grab a sandwich and enjoy lunch and conversation! Call1-978-990-5000 Access Code is 859729#

MONDAY AT 1:30 PM - CROSSWORD PUZZLE MANIA Sign up to receive the puzzle each week by mail or email and together each Monday on Conference Call we will we will work to complete the puzzle. 

FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH - Zoom With the COA Staff

ON THE 1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 2PM. CALL TO SIGN UP WITH YOUR EMAIL FOR THIS REVIEW OF WHAT’S TO COME AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS !

TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 11:30 AM – CONFERENCE CALL BINGO - 2 cards are provided to all players and end of month winners 1st and 2nd place receive FOSI jackpot prizes! 

WEDNESDAY AT 2:00 PM- SPORTS TALK AND TRIVIA by Conference Call with Peter. 

WEDNESDAY AT 3:30 PM- BRAIN TEASERS Enjoy a half hour of phrases, questions and thoughts that will stump your brain. 

THURSDAY AT 10:30 AM- HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE IT? Join Lisa on Zoom and discuss different situations and how YOU would handle it. No answer is wrong! 

THURSDAY AT 2:00 PM– Join our AUDIO BOOK CLUB with host, Susan Bernstein. Enjoy a half hour read followed by a group discussion. 

FRIDAY AT 10:00 AM- CURRENT EVENTS AND MORE on Conference Call. Enjoy your morning coffee with COA staff member Trish Pembroke on a variety of topics. Join any and all of these programs with ZOOM video or phone by registering with your email and phone number. Call the Center for more information. Zoom links along with the phone in option will be provided.

COFFEE HOUR WITH REP. DENISE GARLICK Enjoy a Zoom coffee hour with State Rep. Garlick on Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m. Last month was a great opportunity to receive updated information on state happenings, discussion on the vaccine and more. Call to register for this Zoom event. 

MONTHLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

How Would You Handle It? 

Everybody handles things differently. Someone who wins the lottery may give all the money away and someone else may splurge on him/herself. How would you handle winning a lot of money? Join us on ZOOM for a fun and interactive exploration of interesting scenarios that are presented to you to ignite your problem solving skills and to get you thinking about…”How would you handle it?” Bring your sense of adventure and creative ingenuity for a meeting of the minds! Please contact the Center to sign up for this program via Zoom on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Sign up with your email! 

Mindfulness

Research on the brain and health has linked mindfulness with increased immune functioning, improvement in well-being and reductions in psychological distress. With life being very different over the past 11 months, mindfulness is a way to take a pause. It is all too easy to get wrapped up and carried away with the aspects of life that appear to loom over us like a dark shadow. Don’t let that shadow squeeze out all the light! When life begins to carry you away to a dark place take a minute to just breathe. Focus on your breath and consider what is going well, what are you thankful for in this moment, maybe its health, family, your furry friend, whatever that is, stay there in that moment and just breathe. This is one easy way to add mindfulness to your life! Want to know more? Join Lisa the first Monday of the Month at 3:00 p.m. by Zoom. Call the Center to register for this new program.

The Coffee House Drive-Thru 

Visit the Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 -10:30 a.m. for your to-go coffee (decaf or regular). 

Yoga

Chair Yoga -Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m.

Mat Yoga - Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. 

We need your email address to participate in these classes

Bread, Bagel, Donut Bonanza

Stop by the Center on Wednesdays from 12 –1 p.m. to pick up your favorites from Blue Moon and Donut Express.

Norfolk County RSVP Invites You to Join Western Gunslingers: The Truth Behind the Westerns' 

Note from Susan Bernstein:

We had a notice in our November newsletter and now the course is being repeated in case you missed it. Consecutive Mondays @ 11 AM – 12 noon, beginning on January 25th  and ending on March 29th.   Attendance at all sessions is not required! To participate: please send an email to Dan at drseligman@comcast.net by January 19th .   He will respond, emailing you the Zoom link, for the weekly sessions. Description below.

Dan Seligman, an established RSVP volunteer, will present his 10 seminar series, “Western Gunslingers: The Truth Behind the Westerns,” on consecutive Mondays, @ 11 a.m. – 12 noon. The series will repeat starting on January 25th.and end on March 29th. Attendance at all sessions is not required! To participate, please send an email to Dan at drseligman@comcast.net by October 23rd. Dan will email you the Zoom link, for the weekly sessions. The course consists of ten PowerPoint seminars on the life and times of gunslingers who lived in the American West in the late 19th century. Gunslingers are well known in American popular culture. The American West has been portrayed extensively in westerns and other media. It has been subjected to broad exaggeration, and more recently to uninformed debunking. The intent is to present the unvarnished truth as far as it can be ascertained from historical records. The seminars are generally broken up into two series: The Good Guys series consists of seminars on the following five figures: Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley. The Bad Guys series consists of the following: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Belle Starr, Black Bart and Butch Cassidy. Sign up today.

Crossword Puzzle Mania*

Mondays at 1:30- Crossword-Puzzle Mania begins Nov. 1. Join us in solving a different puzzle each week. As a group everyone will have an opportunity to contribute on the down and across clues. This is something different, something to stimulate the brain and something fun to do! 

Brain Teasers*

Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.– Enjoy 30 minutes of Brain Teasers beginning Nov. 4! Keep your brain active with teasers that make you think. 

Audio Books*

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. – Enjoy an audio book with others through Conference Call. We will feature short stories followed by a discussion at the end of the read. Enjoy this unique way to get together and enjoy each other’s company and have a discussion at a distance.

Coffee and Conversation*

Fridays at 10:00 a.m. - Coffee and Conversation Each week we will decide what the next week’s topic will be. Join in on Nov. 6 for our first meeting! Dial in and join the conversation.

Selectman Office Hours

Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, Feb. 5, between 9—10 a.m. and Selectman Peterson will meet with you by phone!

The Virtual Club

Are you a caregiver looking for a few minutes to yourself? Our Virtual Club Program is on Wednesday from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Your loved one can join Kathy and Tricia for conversation, music, gardening talk, dog therapy and a variety of virtual activities. If you are interested in a short break, schedule an in-person CLUB hour for your loved one with Kathy and Tricia. Your loved one will enjoy real conversation, a stimulating environment and more importantly, an hour or more for your enjoyment! Call Kathy Powers at 508-359-3665 for more information.

GRAB-AND-GO LUNCH - Wednesdays

People have enjoyed picking up a delicious Grab N Go lunch on Wednesdays from 11:30-12. If you do not drive and are unable to come by, please call the COA by Monday at noon to sign up for a lunch and ask for a volunteer to deliver it. The volunteer will bring it to your door for a $3.00 donation to HESSCO. Call 508-359-3665 to order. 

Feb. 3 — Chicken Salad

Feb. 10 — Turkey and Cheese

Feb. 17 — Seafood Salad

Feb. 24 — Ham and Cheese

Video Classes Available for Viewing in Your HOME! 

We have many Great Courses available to loan you during your time at home. Learn something new from history to art and many topics in-between. Here are a few of the possibilities: The History of Ancient Egypt, Churchill, Great Masters: Beethoven, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Civil War, The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great, Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Class and so much more. Call us to borrow a course on a first come, first served basis. 

SHINE Counseling

The SHINE counselor is available this month for phone appointments on Thursday, Jan. 7 in the morning and Thursday, Jan 21 in the afternoon. Call the Center to book your phone appointment 

The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare, and their caregivers. People who have Medicare, or who are about to become eligible for Medicare, can meet with a counselor to learn about benefits and options available. 

  • Certified SHINE Counselors provide Medicare/health insurance assistance year round and during Open Enrollment. 
  • SHINE Counselors provide helpful information and resources to fit your special circumstances. 
  • SHINE counseling is a free service. 
  • Due to COVID-19 and for the well-being of SHINE Volunteers, Staff and community members, The SHINE program will be operating remotely during Open Enrollment; meeting by phone, Zoom, Email or by returning the Pre-Enrollment Open Enrollment Form. 
  • HESSCO encourages you to explore your options, review prescription drug coverage and consult with a SHINE Counselor.

Contact the Center at 508-359-3665 to schedule an appointment with a SHINE Counselor, and for more information, contact HESSCO at 781-784-4944.

Conference Call BINGO

Tues. & Fri. at 11:30 a.m. 1-978-990-5000 access code 859729# Cards still available!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER


All 2021 special trips have been cancelled due to COVID 19 


NOTABLE EVENTS

Art Classes


TBD

       

LOW VISION AND LOW HEARING


Low Vision Group Meeting


You are not alone in your vision challenges! Come share your successes and struggles and together we shall navigate the journey of life with low vision. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information. 


Low Hearing Group


Hearing loss happens as we age. Contact Susan Bernstein, Volunteer Coordinator at 508)359-3665 for information on ways to manage your hearing loss. Learn strategies to maintain your quality of life and relationships. 



SCHEDULED EVENTS 


Men’s Book Club 


TBD

Page Turners Book Group

TBD

Great Books Discussion

TBD

Outside Events (reference top of page for a complete listing and select flyers)

TBD

Movies at the COA

TBS

TRIPS 

Shopping

Regular Shopping Trips at 9:00 a.m.: Mondays we go to Shaw’s, Wednesdays we go to Bellingham for Market Basket, Wal-mart, Whole Foods, and The Paper Store and Fridays we go to Roche. Bros. in Millis

Shop Walgreens on Tues., Dec. 2 with 20% off for seniors. Bus leaves at 10 a.m.

Special Trips 

TBD

BINGO

Play CONFERENCE CALL BINGO on Tuesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. 

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg - TBD

Cribbage - TBD

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !

CANASTA - TBD

Whist - TBD

3-13 - TBD

POKENO - TBD 

 

*To access any of these programs simply dial 1-978-990-5000 and then your Access Code 859729. We look forward to sharing these activities with you in hopes of adding to your day in the safest way possible.