Marblehead Senior Center News

Staff Writer
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Marblehead Senior Center News

Marblehead Council On Aging LOCATION: 10 Humphrey St. HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PHONE: 781-631-6737 ONLINE:


Monday: 7 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. fitness room; 8:45 a.m., weight training; 9 a.m., oil painting, golf at Lakeview; 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10 a.m., osteoporosis prevention; 11:15 a.m., Zumba; noon-1 p.m., Walk the Gym; noon-1:30 p.m. Bridge lessons; 12:30 p.m. mah jongg; 1 p.m. Parkinsons Fitness; 2-3:30 p.m., Beginner Bridge.

Tuesday: 7-10:30 a.m., fitness room; 8:45 a.m., weight training; 9:30 a.m., S.H.I.N.E.; 10 a.m., bocce, cribbage; 11:45 a.m., tap dance; noon, lunch; noon-1 p.m., Walk the Gym; 1 p.m., chair yoga; 2:15-4:15 p.m., Pickle Ball.

Wednesday: 7-10:30 a.m., fitness room; 8:45 a.m., weight training; 10 a.m., beginners line dance, physical therapy, shredding, yoga; noon, lunch; noon-1 p.m., Walk the Gym; 1 p.m., Scrabble, mah jongg, Parkinson Fitness.

Thursday: 7-10:30 a.m., fitness room; 8:45 a.m., weight training; 9 a.m., oil painting; 10 a.m., bocce, osteoporosis prevention, Quilting with Janet, yoga; 11 a.m., Wellness Clinic; 11:45 a.m., tap dance; 12:30 p.m. Whist game only; noon-1 p.m., Walk the Gym; 1 p.m., tai chi, Strength & Stretch; 2:15-4:15 p.m., Pickle Ball

Friday: 7-10:30 a.m., fitness room; 8:45 a.m., weight training; 9 a.m., oil painting, yoga; 9:30 a.m. quilting; noon, lunch; noon-1 p.m., Walk the Gym; 12:30 p.m. Bridge; 12:30-2 p.m. Fitness Room. Mall Trip.

Lunch Menu

Reservations are required by 10:30 a.m. the day before. The suggested donation is $2.25 for those 60 and up and their spouse of any age and $2.50 for those under 60. Lunch is served at noon.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Menus

Friday, Sept. 11: Krunch lite fish, calypso sauce, roasted potatoes, corn chowder, chilled pineapple, whole wheat bread.

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Braised beef, whipped potato, brussels sprouts, strawberry yogurt, juice (no milk), dinner roll.

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Veggie lasagna, cream sauce with spinach and broccoli, roasted zucchini, chilled pears, scali bread.

Thursday, Sept. 17, Special lunch- Little Italy: Chicken Saltimbocca, pappardelle noodles, lemon garlic broccoli, limoncello cake, bread stick.

Friday, Sept. 18: Stuffed pepper, rustic tomato sauce, whipped sweet potato, garden salad, apple sauce, hearty white bread.

COA News

COA Men’s Group Luncheon program: Noon Sept. 21. The program will feature Paul Perillo, Editor “Patriots Football Weekly,” the New England Patriot’s official newspaper. Perillo graduated from Everett High School where he played football and baseball. At Boston University he captained the baseball team in his junior and senior years. Upon graduating from the BU School of Journalism, he joined the Boston Herald and in 2000 he moved to his present position with the New England Patriots. Reservations are required by noon Friday, Sept. 16. The cost is $8 per person due at reservation.

September’s Important Dates

Caregiver Café: Thursday, Sept. 10

Men’s Group: Monday Sept. 21

COA Board Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 23

Crazy Whist & Lunch: Thursday, Sept. 24

The COA volunteers and members of Rotary ElderAct planted, watered and harvested fresh produce that has been distributed in our community. We are grateful to them and the Marblehead Farmers Market Co-Op for including us in their distribution.

Friday Afternoon Bridge is Back: People have been asking for bridge and it’s back. It’s free and a great opportunity to practice your skills in a fun environment. Fridays, 12:30-3 p.m. Just give the COA a call and let them know you’re coming.

Activity Notes and Reminders

No bridge instruction of Mah Jong on Monday, Sept. 21

Wellness clinic times on second Thursday of each month will be changing. The new times will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every second Thursday.

Cribbage Winners

1 place—Don Brennan

2 place—Harvey Cotton

3 place—Don Freeto, Roy Hamson, Dick Nelson, Tina Scoulogenis and Ed Urbanski

Medicare Enrollment: Oct. 15 through Dec. 17. This is your opportunity to change your insurance plan for next year. This is also your opportunity to sign up for a drug plan. Make an appointment today to speak with one of our SHINE representatives. They can answer questions about plan changes and other options available. Call 781-631-6225 to schedule an appointment today.

Caregivers Café: 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Lounge. A group of caregivers seeking information and support. Call the COA for more information.

Quilt Guild Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 17. The Guild monthly meeting returns.

New Class Just for Men: 8 a.m. Tuesday and Friday beginning Sept. 15. The class will focus on cardiovascular and strength training. Viven Consalvo is the instructor, cost is $30.

IPAD/PHONE with Ruth Curtis: 9-11 a.m. Sept. 17, Cost is $15 for a 30-minute private lesson. You must register in advance. Laptop sessions are available but you must bring your own laptop.

Special Luncheon Thursday: Sept. 17 Chicken Saltimbocca with entertainers Big Smile Entertainment present Viva Italia. Suggested donation of $2.25 for patrons over 60 and $2.50 for those under 60. Entertainment is $3 and reservations are required.

Free Intergenerational Safety Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19. Sponsored by the TRIAD, the event is also the project of a local Eagle Scout candidate. Representatives include K-9 unit, Fire and Rescue, senior ID, Kids bike Rodeo, Clear Caption Telephone for the hearing impaired and members from various home care and home assistance companies. Our van will be available for transportation. Call 781-631-6225 for a ride. This event is open to the public.

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Learn about the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and how they differ from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and what services they offer. Registration is required, all 781-631-6225 to register.

Crazy Whist game and luncheon: Noon Sept. 24. Lunch is catered by Louise Moore of Every Little Breeze Catering. Register for the luncheon before Sept. 21 by calling 781-631-6225.

Lunch with All Care: Noon Sept. 30. Join us for lunch with All Care as we discuss some of today’s hot topics including “holistic vs. traditional” and how we can integrate both into our lives. Reservations are required.

2015 Charlie Card: Seniors 65+ can ride the local buses for 80 cents, inner express buses for $2.35 and outer express buses for $3.40. The Charlie Card can be reloaded with cash on any bus. If you need any information regarding the Charlie Card, call the COA at 781-631-6737.

Thank you for your donations: The COA accepts donations such as craft supplies, yarn etc. We thank you for your thoughtfulness and appreciate these donations. Much of this goes to our activities here at the COA. Due to our busy office, donations may be dropped off any Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or Tuesday between 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Travel/ Trip Update Please take note- To accommodate our Bingo players, the departure time for our Foxwoods trip on Wednesday, Sept. 16, has changed. The updated departure time is 7 a.m. Did you know Foxwoods now has Factory Outlet Shopping? Even if you are not a “Gambler” this promises to be a fun day. 2015 day trips Sept. 16: The group will leave for the Foxwoods Casinos at 7 a.m. $29. Sept. 22: Beach Boys Tribute at the Venus DeMilo, Swansea. Lunch included, $85. Oct. 1: Fall Foliage Day Trip — Cathedral of the Pines — Lunch included, $79.95. Oct. 21: Italian Festival at Danversport, entertainment by Frank Zarba and Ray Cavicchio, $59. Dec. 1: "A Christmas Carol" —The Norwood Theatre — lunch at Sheraton 4Points Norwood, $89. Dec. 10: Holiday Lights — Bright Nights — Forest Park, Springfield — lunch at the Hukelau, $89. 2015 overnight trips Oct. 5-11: South Dakota — The Black Hills and the Badlands, $2,099. Oct. 8-11: Sunday River Resort & Moose Safari, $419. Dec. 29 through Jan. 3: Southern California & Rose Bowl Parade, $2,599.