Senior notes for Hampshire and Franklin Counties and Metro East Plus, Nov. 21, 2018. - MassLive.com

AMHERST
Council on Aging 70 Boltwood Walk, 413-259-3060.

Second Hand Clothing Shop: The Amherst Senior Center announces the opening of a shop offering used clothing for sale. The shop will be open every Friday at 9 a.m.-noon at the Large Activity Room of the Bangs Community Center. Donations of clean, gently used clothing will be accepted during shop hours. Proceeds wants help support the programs and services of the Amherst Senior Center.

Senior Center Offers 2018 Parking Stickers: This parking program is more convenient for older people. Ann Whalen apartments for four hour periods on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The parking sticker is valid for parking in the Boltwood garage parking Lot, both surface, underground and in the 12 spaces against the fence. The sticker will cost $ 25 for the full year.

Tax Work Off Plan: The town of Amherst participates in 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 plantem@amherstma.gov for more information and an application packet.

Legal Clinic: Call 413-259-3060 to schedule your appointment with Atty. Ed Smith.

WELLNESS CLINICS / SERVICES

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.

Healthy Habits: Tuesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. we'll discuss healthy snacking, recipes and more. Once registered Dietitian Jennifer Belanger wants to join the group with new information and ways to increase awareness around making healthy choices. This Month will be on Tues., Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Wellness Grants: The Senior Center does not want anyone to leave their fitness classes or clinics because of lack of funds. A $ 15 wellness grant is available to low income Amherst elders upon request. A maximum of two $ 15 grants are allowed per month ($ 150 annual 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 in need of the items. The equipment includes commodes, walkers with wheels (and w / o), canes, crutches, raised toilet seats, disposable undergarments, washable underpads for the bed and other assorted items. 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 PreparednessIf you are at risk, please contact Maura Plante at 413-259-3213 or Helen MacMellon at 413-259-3062.

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.

Beloved Foot Care With OniEach client is allotted 30 minutes for a cost of $ 30. 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
half hour.

Hearing Care Service: Free evaluation, screening, counseling, ear canal inspection, hearing aid assessment, please call to schedule at appointment.

Hot lunch: Served weekdays at the center at 11:45 am, 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. Fairy 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. Stop and Shop has an online grocery shopping service that delivers your groceries to your home. Its called Peapod, www.peapod.com or call 1-800-5-PEAPOD for further information.

Atkins Country Market: Monday through Saturday you can groceries delivered from Atkins Market. Orders have to be placed a day ahead. There is a $ 25 minimum order requirement, a 10% assembly fee and $ 8 delivery fee. 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. Call Helen at the center 413-259-3062 for more information.

SHINE: Mon., Nov., 26. 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 to stop one of our social workers, Maura or Helen.

Caregivers massages: Talya Solomon is offering massages to help relieve your stress. Contact Helen to schedule a massage at 413-259-3062 or macmellonh@amherstma.gov

Bereavement Support Group: Tue., Nov. 27 from 10: 30-11: 30 A.M. Michele Chmura LICSW and Larry Birkholz, Senior Center Volunteers, is ready to break a spouse or partner in the past year. Register by calling Michele at 413-259-3038 or email chmuram@amherstma.gov.

Caregiver's Group: Thurs., Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m. A nurse and social worker facilitate the support group which provides both information and emotional support. One-to-one consulting with the nurse is available. Books on the subject are available at the Caregivers Lending Library.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Dinner served at 2 p.m. at the Bangs Community Center. This meal is for kids 55 and older who are alone or unable to prepare their own meal. For those who are in, home deliveries can be arranged for early afternoon. In order to undertake this project, the Senior Center depends on donations and volunteers. Please call Nancy Pagano at 413-259-3114.

Nov. 23: Senior Center closed

Joy of song: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m.

TRAVEL CLUBCall 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.

Nov. 30: Boston Symphony Concert.

Dec. 9: "Christmas Memories" at The Salem Cross Inn.

Dec. 15: MGM Casino in Springfield.

Dec. 19: Bright Nights and Supper at Red Rose.

Jan. 10: Wadsworth Atheneum at Hartford and supper at Olive Garden.

March 14th: The Boston Flower and Garden at Maggiano's.

LONG TRIPS

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Monday: Function well exercise class, 8: 30-9: 30 a.m .; healthy bones and balance, 8: 30-10: 00 a.m .; drawing workshop, 9: 30-11: 30 a.m .; senior health services, 10 a.m.-noon, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m .; gentle fitness, 11-11: 30 a.m .; lunch 11:45 am; Yoga for People with Cancer, 12-1 p.m .; arthritis exercise, 12: 30-2 p.m .; Mexican train dominoes, 12: 30-3 p.m .; if prevention, 1: 30-3: 30 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 am; 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 Clapp, 3-4: 30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month).

Wednesday: Healthy bones and balance, 8: 30-10 a.m .; Bread / Produce 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 am; Bridge, noon-4 p.m .; arthritis exercise, 12: 30-2 p.m .; Boxes of Food, 12:30 p.m., New Options, 2-4 p.m.

Thursday: Function well exercise class, 8: 30-9: 30 a.m .; lunch, 11:45 am; memoir writing, 1-3: 30 p.m .; chess games, 1-4 p.m .; senior health services nursing clinic, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m .; healthy bones and balance, 3-4 p.m .; moving in rhythm, 3-4 p.m.

Friday: Craft workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, cribbage games, 9 a.m. – noon; foot care, ear irrigation, 9:40 am-12: 40 p.m .; ballroom dancing, 9: 45-10: 45 a.m .; gentle fitness, 11-11: 30 p.m .; lunch, 11:45 am; arthritis exercise, 12: 30-2 p.m .; Mexican train dominoes, 12: 30-3 p.m .; 1-4; soothing stretch, 3: 30-4: 30 p.m.

Belchertown
Senior Center
60 State St., 413-323-0420.

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Plans ends Dec. 7th Changes will become effective Jan. 1, 2019. Please call a SHINE counselor to schedule an appointment.

New Blood Pressure Clinic: Estela from Judy's Angels Care wants to be in the last room of 9-10 a.m., in our wellness room for free blood pressure checks. Stop in to have yours checked.

Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Checked: Wed., Nov. 21 from 11: 15-11: 45 a.m., by our new Public Health Nurse, Carrie. Takes place right before lunch.

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

Veteran's agent: R. Janke, 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m.

Walmart or Big Y Van Ride: Door to door service for only $ 3 round trip. Call Kim for info and sign up; 413-323-0420 ext. 508th

Safe Entry Program: A program offered by Belchertown TRIAD in conjunction with the Police / Fire Dept. in which seniors have a lock. The lock box will be installed on your home free of charge by a qualified volunteer. A minimum of $ 20 is required in order to help with costs. Katy Martin, Attn: TRIAD, 60th State St., Belchertown, MA 01007. To receive a lock box, pick-up a contract and complete the Safe Entry Dorm Return to BCOA.

Belchertown Senior Citizens Center Association (BSCCA): 1st Tuesday of the month 12:30 p.m. This is a group that helps plan fundraising activities, including the annual holiday bazaar. They help financially with projects around the center. The art programs, special entertainment, evening craft projects and monthly movies are all sponsored by the associations.

BSCCA Twenty Twenty Raffle: Do not miss out on your chance to win up to $ 500. Tickets are now on sale; cash or checks made payable to B.S.C.C.A.

Second Best Thrift Store
: Open to the public, gift certificates available. 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 walkDid 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 to 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 buddy.

Morning Aquatic Program: Mon., Wed., Fri. from 9-9: 45 a.m. 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. Five hundred and first

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 are therefore available at option. Call the Nutrition Program to find out if you are eligible for more information, 413-323-0420 ext. 507. The Federal Reserve Title IIIC Nutrition Grant ElderCare Our Local Aging Service Access Point The Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and the Administration for Community Living.

Round Table Cafe Seating and Donation Policy: Please be aware that as the seating policy and Table reservations will no longer be accepted. As always, when calling Kim to reserve a daily meal or Katy for a special meal, you can make a reservation for yourself and one guest. Same applies when you come to eat. Any other open seats at the table are available for anyone else. The Nutrition Program is open to all seniors. We welcome new people to join us. Please treat others as you would like to be treated. If you see someone new, please offer to help and "show them the ropes". We want this center to be know as a welcoming place. The voluntary, confidential, suggested donation for daily and home-delivered meals is $ 2.50 and $ 5.00 for the special meals. Every donation is greatly appreciated, goes directly to the Nutrition Program and is exclusively used by the kitchen. We are happy for your company and for you to enjoy a well balanced and delicious meal. We are so grateful for your contributions and thank you for your understanding.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December Cookie Sale: Our Nutrition Department offers a cookie sale in December. Purchasing these delicious treats is a great way to save yourself some of the baking for holiday parties. In order to assist our nutritional department with this enormous task, we are requesting donations of baking supplies. Please consider donating any brand new, unopened packages that could go to a cookie. For example – flour, sugar, walnuts, pecans, maraschino cherries, graham crackers, vanilla, oats, etc. Any and all donations are most appreciated. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Adult ColoringWed, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your own supplies or use ours.

Jewelry Making for Beginners: Wed., Nov. 28 at 10 a.m., A combination of staff and volunteers wants to assist those interested in learning about jewelry making basics. Bring what you have if you wish, or see how to create jewelry out of items. This will be low key, informal, and fun.

MedMinder: Free information presentation Nov., 29 at 10:30 a.m. Listening to a patient with real-time notifications and reminders, including flashing lights, auditory beeps, phone calls or text messages. The MedMinder is also available with Life Line at no additional cost. No need for phone line or internet connection. No contract, no hidden fees, no charge for the equipment, and no obligation for hearing about this service.

New Exercise Classes: Two paid classes – Zumba Gold, Wednesdays at 8:45 am, and Active Aging Fitness, Mondays at 8:45 am. Call Katy if interested in attending. Fees for both classes are: age 60+ wants to pay $ 8 per class on a drop-in basis, or $ 5 per class if paying in advance for the month; participants not yet 60 wants to 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 at Exercise Liability Waiver at the Senior Center.

TRAVEL CLUB NEWS

Dec. 6: The Christmas Trip has a waitlist available.

March trip: Deposits are now taken for the Andy Clooney Irish Cabaret at Aqua Turf.

Senior Travel club: Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon call 413-323-0420 Ext 513. A lockbox is available for payments after hours.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Active Aging Fitness: Mon., 8:45 am

Association Meeting: 1st Tues., 12:30 p.m.

Audiologist: See calendar; screening by appt.

B-Town Police Dept.: 1st Thurs., 11:20 am.

Bingo Daytime: Tues./Thurs., 12:30 p.m.

bingo Evening: 1st Wed., 5:30 p.m.

bridge: Mon., 10:30 a.m./Wed., 10 a.m.

Brown bag: 2nd Fri., 9:30 am

computer Classes: Tues./Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

Council on Aging Meetings: 4th Thurs, 5:30 p.m.

Craft Group: Tues., 9 am

Foot Care: 2nd Mon., by appt.

Hand & Foot Card Game: Mon., 12:30 p.m.

Healthy Habits: Takes place monthly; see calendar.

Knitting: Fri., 9:30 am

Mah-Jong: Wed., 1 p.m.

Movie: 2nd / 4th Wed., 12:30 p.m. Nov. 28, "Christopher Robin".

Music: Tues./Wed., 10 a.m., live entertainment

Osteo-Exercise: Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs., 10 a.m.

Painting Group: Thurs., noon

pitch: Tues./Thurs./Fri., 9 a.m.

Rep. Tom Petrolati: 1st Thurs., 10:45 am

Second Best Thrift Shop: Tues./Thurs., 9-11 a.m .; Wed., 9-3 a.m.

Sen. Eric Lesser: 1st Thurs., 10:30 am

SHINE Counselor: By appt.

Skin Care: 3rd Wed., by appt.

Quilting: Wed., 9 a.m.

Tai Chai: Lake calendar

TRIAD: 1st Tues., 9 a.m.

WalMart Trips: Lake calendar

zendoodle: Thurs., 10 a.m.

Zumba Gold Exercise Class: Wed., 8:45 am

Brimfield

Senior Center
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Arthritis Class: Tuesdays, 10:30 am, 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 am Stretch and strengthen your body, relax your mind and unwind. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.

EAST HAMPTON
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 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. 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, or have any other support systems / services in place for grocery shopping transportation options to go grocery shopping. Anyone interested should contact Linda Talbot at 413-527-6151. An Outreach Worker wants to make a home visit to determine eligibility.

Cyber ​​Angels Program: Would not it be great to see a loved one living far away without leaving the comfort of your home? On-line video visits are a great way to stay connected with family and friends. We want to bring in the technology (laptop) and set up the communication. 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: 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: Call the Enrichment Center at least one week in advance to pre-book and prepay for your luncheon, cost is $ 4, lunch served at noon and the movie begins at 1pm.

Special Trips (with van costs)

Travel Club: Do it. 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

Organic 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 CherylCut 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 schedule your advanced appointment.

Aroma Therapy and Sound Therapy: Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm, $ 15 for a 45-minute appointment payable in advance, call 413-527-6151 to schedule.

VAN TRIPS

Big Y: Tuesdays at 9 am and 1 p.m.
Big E's Foodland: Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Upcoming events

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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 buy 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.

GREENFIELD
Council on Aging
54 High St., Suite 2, 413-772-1517.

Contact: Kathy Dunn at kathyd@greenfield-ma.gov; greenfieldMA.gov.

Weather Delays & CancellationsIn case of bad weather, before heading out to Greenfield Senior Center, please listen to WHAI, Bear Country, WIZZ radio, or watch for TV announcements.

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 puttThursdays 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. Third

Computer drop-in: Mon. through Thurs., 9 a.m.-4 p.m .; Fri., 104 p.m.

SHINE: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Preregister.

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 a.m.-noon. Call first.

Seniority Dance Company: Wednesdays, 5: 30-7 p.m., Kathy Steinem choreographs and directs this group now starting their third season. Class of full body on 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.

Lunch by Poet's Seat: 2nd Fri., noon-1 p.m .; preregister.

Memory Cafe: 2nd Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

TRAVEL

MOVIE MATINEES

Dec. 3, 7: "One Special Night" stars James Garner and Julie Andrews.

Dec. 10, 14: "White Christmas", stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

Dec. 17, 21: "The Book Club" stars Diane Keaton and Candace Bergen.

Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Call 413-772-1517 to reserve your seat. Space limited to eight. Movies are free of charge,

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 26, 28: Craftastic from 10 a.m.-noon. During this four-hour workshop. chimes and sun catchers for inside or out. Register at Front Desk. Space is limited.

Dec. 4At 11:30 am, GCC Dance Performance Project and our own Senior Dance Company, both directed by Kathy Steinem. Free, registration is required. Call 413-772-1517.

Dec. 4: Intro to Massage Therapy, 1-2 p.m., with Wendy Mooney, licensed massage therapist. This fun and informative discussion wants to cover the health and wellness benefits, as well as different styles of massage. Includes a brief massage and time for questions. Free, registration required. Stop by the Front Desk, or call 413-772-1517.

Dec. 7: Emergency Preparedness, 10 a.m.-noon. The MA Office on Disability, the Greenfield Commission on Disability Access, and the Greenfield Council on Aging are partnering with each other. This event is free of charge, open to the public, and geared specifically to members of the disability community. Please preregister for this free event by Dec. 4, at the Front Desk or by calling 413-772-1517.

Dec. 12: Cooking for One, 10:30 a.m.-noon, with Emily Lawler's RDN, from the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program. Learn how to choose the healthiest foods, cook delicious and nutritious meals in the microwave, and what healthy portions really look like when you're cooking for one. The free workshop wants to cover all this and more. Recipes and handouts provided. Sign up at front desk or call 413-772-1517.

Dec. 13: Relax and Rejuvenate, 9: 30-11 a.m. Take time to take care of yourself with gentle and accessible chair stretching, guided relaxation and visualization exercises. Offered by Franklin County Technical School, Health Technology Program students. Space is limited; stop by the front desk or call to register.

Dec. 14: Mindfulness Meditation, 9: 30-10: 30 a.m. Instead of tension-filled holidays, get ready with some mindfulness practices to help you relax the stress of the season so you can enjoy it more. All are welcome, no previous experience necessary. Free of charge. To register, stop by the front desk or call 413-772-1517.

Dec. 14: Pizza at noon. Your choice of Hawaiian, Pepperoni, or Cheese. Two slices, $ 3 per person. Registration with payment at least 24 hours in advance.

Dec. 18: Jingle Bell Rockout, noon-1:30 p.m .; Tickets $ 5 each. Join us for a festive buffet, live music by Champagne Jam and more. Greenfield Senior Foundation is a Holiday Basket that includes gift cards to Hope & Olive, Terazza, Big Y, & more; $ 5 / ticket or 5 tickets for $ 20. For raffle info, contact Robert at 978-473-2904.

Dec. 18: Pop-Up Craft Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Handcrafted designs at affordable prices. Original jewelry from "Elements of Sparkle" by Carrie-Ann Richardson, featuring a wide array of artisan beads and hypoallergenic materials. So accepting custom orders. Great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Open to the public, all are welcome.

Dec. 20: Painting Class with Amy Porchelli of ArtSong, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for Greenfield residents only. Learn how to create original artwork. Free of charge and all materials provided. Registration required. To allow for new sign-ups, if you're in our previous painting class, you'll be asked to wait for this one.

DAY TRIPS

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Monday: ChairX, 9: 15-9: 55 a.m .; intermediate aerobics, 9: 15-10 a.m .; chair dance, 10-10: 45 a.m .; zumba, 11-11: 45 a.m .; DIY Fitness, 12: 30-3 p.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. (does not meet on 1st Thurs.); stretch / tone, 10-10: 45 a.m .; Shine, 9-11 a.m .; yoga, 10-11 a.m .; qi gong, 11 a.m.-noon ($ 35/7 weeks); DIY Fitness, 12: 30-3 p.m .; 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: ChairX, 9: 15-9: 55 a.m .; intermediate aerobics, 9: 15-10 a.m .; zumba, 10; 30 a.m .; seated yoga, 10-11 a.m. ($ 35 / 7weeks); DIY Fitness, 12: 30-3 p.m .; pool players, 1-4 p.m .; pitch, 1-3: 30 p.m .; Tai Chi, 1 p.m .; crafty seniors, 1-3: 30 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, 10-10: 45 a.m .; yoga, 111: 30-12: 30 p.m .; memory cafe, 2nd Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m .; DIY Fitness, 12: 30-3 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 .; DIY Fitness, 12: 30-3 p.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.

HADLEY
Council on Aging
46 Middle St., 413-586-4023.
website: coa@hadleyma.org

Community Potluck in Recognition of Rep. John Scibak's years of service: Fri., Dec. 21 at noon. Please bring a dish to share

HEALTH, WELLNESS, SAFETY, OUTREACH

Medicare Open Enrollment through Dec. 7th Review your plan information that was mailed to you in October. If you need some help with that, give a call and we will schedule an appointment for you with our SHINE  counselor; 413-586-4023.

Senior Tax Credit Work Program is open to residents who own and reside in their home in Hadley, pay real estate taxes to the Town of Hadley, are up-to-date on their taxes, and meet the income guidelines. Participants must complete 41.66 hours of service in the program, which runs Jan. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2019. The program has five openings. Applications accepted through the end of November. Contact Suzanne Travisano at the COA office or call 413-586-4023.

Community Health Nurse Office Hours: Wednesdays, 8 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: Now taking appointments for Open Enrollment only. 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.

Medical Equipment Tune-up Clinic: Thurs., Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m., with a Louis & Clark repair technician. There is no charge for any simple adjustments, such as tightening brakes, assuring appropriate height on equipment, cane tip replacements, item that is under $5. The customer will be asked to pay for repairs over $5.

Foot Clinic: 3rd Monday of the month, $30 for clinic visit or $50 for home visit, call 413-586-4023 to schedule an appointment. Next clinic Dec. 17.

Arthritis & Holidays: Tues., Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m., helpful tools to get you through the holidays despite your arthritis.

TymeSpa Services: Thurs., Dec. 20 (by appointment) with Diane Neill, MA licensed esthetician. Services available: facials (60 min. service @ $30), microdermabrasion treatments, masks, eye/lip treatments, hand/foot treatments, etc. Call the center to schedule your 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Vivacious Vibe Men's Breakfast Club: Mon., Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. Registration required.

Bright Nights at Forest Park: Thurs., Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. COA Van Trip, $15.Limit 12 people. Dinner options TBA. Call the Senior Center to register.

Ice Cream Social Birthday Celebration: Fri., Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Reliving the 60's through song.

Jewelry Making and Repair Class: Fri., Nov. 30 from 10-11:30 a.m., $4 plus supplies. All materials are very reasonable. You may also bring in broken jewelry that needs repairing and every effort will be made to fix it. Registration required.

Holiday Arty Cards: Tues., Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m. Call the Center to register.

Movie Matinee: Wed., Dec. 5 at 12:15 p.m. Reserve lunch in advance and stay for a movie. Popcorn will be provided.

Holiday Dinner Party: Catered buffet, Thurs., Dec 6 at 5:30 p.m., at the Senior Center. Tickets are $20 and available at the office.

After 2 Tea – Holiday Traditions: Thurs., Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., join us for holiday specialty foods share along with stories about your holiday traditions like Hanukkah, St. Lucia Day, Christmas, Kwanza, New Year etc. Registration required, please sign up.

Coffee with a Cop: Fri., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m., meet the officers, hear their stories, ask questions and get to know the people that keep us safe.

Billiards Challenge: Pete Shoenberger will donate $10 to the Senior Center for every person that play 8-Ball with him on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., until Dec. 20th

SENIOR CENTER TRIPS: Jane Nevinsmith has started to organize trips again. Here are the upcoming events. For more information or to sign up call Jane at 413-586-3772.

2019 CRUISES

May 5-12: Bermuda. From New York (no flying). From $1249.

Oct. 8-18: Canada, including Newfoundland and Quebec (no flying). From 1149.

Nov. 9-24: Panama Canal. Bus to New York, fly hone from Tampa. From $1999.

BUS TRIPS

Dec. 10: White Christmas, the music of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, at Aqua Turf. Includes lunch. Cost is $99 per person.

Feb. 11: Ansel Adams photographs at the MFA. Full day in the museum on your own. Cost is $84.

April 17: Westchester Broadway Theratre, "Newsies, the musical", in the round. Includes lunch. Cost is $121.

May 21: New England Carousel Museum and Hill-Stead Art Museum, $77 per person. Bring a picnic lunch.

March 6-8: Philadelphia Flower Show (3 days 2 nights) includes new Museum of the American Revolution, Franklin Institute, view from the sky tower, tour of Philadelphia plus the flower show. Accommodations in the heart of downtown. $479 per person, double occupancy.

FITNESS CLASSES

Tai Chi: Wednesdays at 2 p.m., with Michelle. $4 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 9:15 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: Starting Mon., Oct 22 with Sidra at 12:45 p.m. $4 per class (new schedule).

Zumba Gold: 8 weeks $32, Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Nov. 27 from 10:45-11:45 a.m., with minimum of 5 participants.

HAMPDEN

Senior Center
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

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.

Oct. 18: Medicare Open Enrollment Information Seminar, 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 19: Free Registry of Motor Vehicle Workshop at 1 p.m. Call to sign up.

Oct. 22: A conversation with State Rep. Brian Ashe at noon.

Oct. 23: Wine Cork Craft at noon. Come join Claudia Kapinos in making a Christmas decoration made with wine corks. Cost is $5. Sign up as there is a class size limit.

Oct. 31: Halloween Breakfast at 9 a.m., with story teller Davis Bates. Cost is $3. Sign up now.

Nov. 2, 3, 4: Murder Mystery Dinner Show "Murder on the High Seas aboard the Island Princess. Fund raisers such as this insure great future programs for the benefit of our seniors. Tickets now on sale. All seating is reserved and prepaid.

Monday Movies at 12:15:

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Saturday Night Dinner Dances

TRIPS WITH BOBBI GRANT: Call Bobbi at 413-566-8271 or email bobijg2@chartner.net

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.

TRAVEL CLUB

Call Nora at 413-566-5796

April 12-19, 2019: New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, 8 days

June 17-28, 2019: National Parks of America (12 days).

Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2019: Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Niagara Falls and more.

Call for fliers or pick one up at the SC.

ACTIVITY CORNER

Acrylic Painting: Thurs., 9:45-11:45 a.m., $15 includes materials.

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/Thursdays, 11a.m., $5 per class.
Facials: 2nd Thurs. of the month, one hour for $30.
Genealogy: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Jewelry: On hiatus until October.
Knitting/Crochet: Mondays, 9:15 a.m.
Line Dancing: Thursdays, 2 p.m., $5/pp
Mahjong: Fridays, 11 a.m., will teach anyone interested
Manicure/Pedicure: Twice a month, call Cathy at 413-335-7422. Memory Cafe: Fridays from 10-noon; call Wendy for information. 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:Tues., 9 a.m.
Social Dancing: Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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., $3.50
yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m., $5 per class.
Pinochle: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

HARDWICK
Senior Center
179 Main St. Box 524, Gilbertville 413-477-6707.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

HOLLAND
Senior Center
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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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: Low impact work out, 10 a.m.; 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.,  Bingo, 6 p.m. (every other Thursday) three games on one sheet for $1; pitch, 6:30 p.m.

LUDLOW
Senior Center
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.

WELLNESS SERVICES

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 with Meaghan, 15 minutes of massage for $10 or 30 minutes for $20. Call the center to schedule an appointment.

Hearing Clinic:  Tues., Nov. 27, 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., Nov. 28, Diane Neill provides facials and additional skin care services.  One hour facials start at $30, call for an appointment.

MEETINGS & SUPPORT GROUPS

TRIAD Meeting: Wed., Nov. 28 at 10 a.m., held the fourth Wed. of the month, this group works toward making our community a safer place. Come in and find out how you can make a difference.

Brown Bag Program: Wed., Nov,. 21 this month, with help from the Girl Scouts. The Program is usually scheduled for the  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. Nov. 30 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.

SHINE: Every other Monday, call for an appointment.

Veterans Agent Office Hours: Wed., Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m., Eric Segundo will be holding office hours at the center for all veteran's issues.

OUTREACH

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.

Nov. 26: "Benched" (111 min.)

CLASSIC MOVIES ON THURSDAYS 1:15 p.m.

Nov. 29: "Man With the Golden Arm", starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker and Kim Novak. (118 min.)

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Decorate & Fill a Snowman Jar: Mon., Nov. 26 at 10:30 a.m., join us in the lounge to create this fun project for the holiday.

Jewelry with Sandy Merrill: Wed., Nov. 28 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.

SENIOR CENTER TRIPS

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.;  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.

MONSON
Senior Center
106 Main St., 413-267-4121.

Birthdays: 2nd Tuesday of the month. Let us know if it is your birthday.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

MONTAGUE
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

Upcoming Program

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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

NORTHAMPTON
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.

Nutritional Outreach:

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 & TRAVEL

For more details on trips call 413-587-1228

Dec. 10: White Christmas Big Band show and luncheon at Aqua Turf, Plantsville, CT. Cost is $102.

2019 TRIPS

April 13: MGM & Majestic Theater Combo. Spend the morning at the MGM casino. Receive a $10 free bet. Following lunch on your own, spend the afternoon at the Majestic Theater and receive a $3 snack coupon. Enjoy the musical "The Marvelous Wonderettes". Cost is $61. There is a $10 discount if pain in full by Feb. 1.

April 27-May 5:  Memphis – Home of the Blues & Tunica-Casino Capital of the South. Cost is $798 per dbl. $25 discount if paid in full by Jan. 15.

May 21: "Mamma Mia", the musical with Abba's greatest hits woven into the story, is performed at Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT. Pre show lunch at La Cupola Ristorante & Inn is included. Cost is $109. There is a $10 discount if pain in full by March 1.

May 21: Enjoy a ride and tour the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, CT. Bring your own lunch from home. Dessert and beverage will be provided at the Carousel Museum. Then on to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT for an art tour with time to explore the gardens and grounds on your own. Time for shopping and/or catch a quick bite to eat at West Farms Mall. Cost is $77. There is a $10 discount if pain in full by March 4.

May 29-31: Ogunquit Maine, multi day, share with group from Connecticut. Cost is $460 per dbl. $25 discount if pain in full by Feb. 11. Sign up early; only 22 seats available.

June 11-13: Island Hopping. Stay in Hyannis for two nights. Take the high speed ferry over to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard on the other. Cost is $550 per dbl. $25 discount if paid in full by Feb. 25.

June 21: Enjoy a guided tour of Chesterwood, home of artist Daniel Chester French. Then on to Naumkeag for lunch and a tour of Joseph Choate's 44 room cottage. Take some time to tour the gardens. Lunch will be provided by the Red Lion Inn and include a choice of sandwich and accompaniments. Cost is $123. There is a $10 discount if paid in full by April 1.

Aug. 8: Enjoy a guided tour of the Russian Icon museum in Clinton, MA. Lunch is on your own at O'Connor's Restaurant in Worcester. Then on to the Worcester Art Museum for guided tour. Cost is $86. There is a $10 discount if paid in full by June 3.

Sept. 4-12: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick. Passport required. Cost is $1,070 per dbl. $25 discount if pain in full by June 1.

Oct. 10: A Day in Vermont. Cost is $78. there is a discount if paid in full by Aug. 15. Visit and shop at Vermont Country Store and Basketville. Luncheon included at West River Marina Restaurant. Enjoy the foliage by the river.

Nov. 9-24: Panama Canal Cruise. Starting at $1,999 per dbl. Bus to NY Pier. Return home from Tampa airport to Bradley, then bus to Northampton. Limited seats. Sign up by Sept. 1, 2019. Passport required.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

PALMER
Senior Center
29 Central St., 413-283-2670 or online at townofpalmer.com,

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.

HEALTH CLINICS

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: Call for date. 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., Sept. 20, 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.

Parraffin Hand Wax: With Brenda Thibault. Call to schedule appt. Cost is $10.

Table Massage: 3rd Friday of the month 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.

SUPPORT SERVICES

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.  The advocate will accompany you into the Dr.'s office and be your ears and eyes.  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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Craft Sale: Fri., Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you would like a table please call the front desk or stop in. The fee is $10 which will be collected the day of the show unless you pay ahead of time. The space is limited so please sign up by Nov. 26.

Annual Christmas Party: Thurs., Dec. 13 at 11 a.m., Ludlow Elks. Enjoy a sit down family style turkey dinner with entertainment by DJ Bobby C. Cost is $6 per person. You must pay when you sign up. Last day to sign up is Dec. Third

UPCOMING FRIENDS FUNDRAISERS

Dec. 6: MGM Springfield, $63 (Preliminary Casino, Buffet/Entertainment, Bright Nights at Forest Park.

2019 TRIPS

May 11: Albany's 70th Tulip Festival, $109.

June 10-15: Ark Encounter & Creation useum, Nat'l Unerground Railroad Freedom Ceneter. 6 days/5 nights; $585 per person.

Aug. 30-Sept. 6: 6-Night Canada and New England Cruise, with Royal Caribbean. $889, inside cabin. Passport required.

Full payment due upon sign-up for day trips. Trip flyers available in our Friends flyer box by the senior center sign-in computer.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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:
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
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:
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.

SHELBURNE FALLS
Senior Center
7 Maine St., Shelburne Falls, 01370 413-625-2502

Hours: Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WELLNESS/SERVICES

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: Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center to preregister. 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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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: Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. (every other Tuesday)
Cribbage Tournaments: One Wednesday a month at 1:30 p.m.
Knitting: Thur. 10:30 a.m.
Tai Chi: Mon., 8:30 a.m. and Thur. 9 a.m.; In Ashfield, Wed. 9:30 a.m.
Wii Bowling: Mon. at noon.
yoga: Wed. and Thur., 8:30 a.m.

SOUTH COUNTY

Senior Center
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 Events

HEALTH INFORMATION

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: info@fchcc.org; 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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Visioning BEAR Singers: A Native American style drum group, welcomes new members. They hold drumming practice at the Center every Tues., at 3:30 p.m. All welcome. For more information or to sign up, call 413-961-9167.

Walking Club: Every Wednesday, Deerfield's Town Nurse, Lisa White in conjunction with the South County Senior Center, invites all who are interested in increasing their walking activity safely and with the support of a group. Sign in from 4-4:30 p.m. For questions call Lisa at 413-665-1400 ext. 114.

Monday: Card games, 9 a.m.; exercise, 10 a.m.; water color painting, 1 p.m.; balance in motion, 3 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.; walking club, 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.; social hour, 1 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Pot Luck Luncheon: Mon., Nov. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Please sign up with Sue or Christina and let them know what you will be bringing.

Senior Express: Mon., Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to sit with our director and express your ideas or concerns regarding our center.

Singing with Sara: Wed., Nov. 28 at 11 a.m., Sara Snyder will lead a sing along of vintage tunes.

TRAVEL CLUB

Make checks payable to First Choice Tours. To reserve your seats, please call Sue Corey at South County Senior Center; 413-665-9508.

SOUTHAMPTON
Council on Aging
210 College Highway, 413-529-2105.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

WALES
Senior Center
85 Main St., 413-245-9683

Bingo: 1st Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.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.

Breakfast: Seasonal. Wednesdays, $3, call ahead for reservations.

Coffee Cafe Book Club: 1st Monday of each month from 10-11 a.m.

Massage: 1st Tuesday of each month, 10 minutes, $5, appointment necessary, please call 413-245-9683.

Foot Clinic: 2nd Tuesday off each month, $20. Call for appointment, 413-245-9683.

Lunch: Tuesdays/Thursdays at noon. $3; call the day before for your order. Eat in or pick up.

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: Thursdays by appointment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for fuel assistance and SNAP applications, etc.

SHINE: Insurance questions by appointment

Strength Training: Low impact exercise. Tues/Thurs, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $2 donation.

Trips: Call the Senior Center at 413-245-9683 for the latest information.

WARE
Senior Center
1 Robbins Road, 413-967-9645.

Contact: townofware.com, click on “departments,” then “council on aging&#8221.

Van Rides: Need a ride? Call 413-967-9645. Please give two days notice, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

WEST BROOKFIELD
Senior Center
73 Central St. 508-867-1407.

Clinics: Lipid panel and blood glucose screening, 12-hour fasting required, call 413-967-2488 for an appointment.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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.

WILBRAHAM
Senior Center
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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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 pluspapers@repub.com.

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