What’s up for 55-plus this week

  • Warren Hubley, of Northampton, pauses from a bicycle ride to meditate in the rose garden at Childs Park, Monday. Hubley calls the park "a treasure" and said he visits it frequently.

Friday, July 14, 2017

15senFollowing is a sampling of activities at area senior centers. Complete lists of their activities are on their individual websites.

Amherst Senior

Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk


ELDER LAW ATTORNEY — Ed Smith offers estate planning, elder law and assistance with MassHealth applications. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Call the center to make your free 15-minute appointment.

NAME THAT TUNE — Sing-along with Steve is held first and third Mondays, 11-11:45 a.m. Monday: TV Themes.

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS — Amherst Community Band at Sweetser Park, Friday and Aug. 18, 7- 8 p.m. This multi-generational band plays a mix of classic marches and modern compositions from stage and screen. Parking in town is free at this time. Sponsored by the Amherst BID.


Schooner Cruise in Newport, Rhode Island, July 29. Departs at 8 a.m. and returns between 7 and 7:30 p.m. $75 includes cruise, motorcoach and gratuity. Prior to the 1½ hour cruise, participants will explore shops and eat lunch at the restaurant of their choice.

Tanglewood on Parade, Aug. 1, 3:30-11 p.m. $60 includes motorcoach, lawn seats, and gratuity. Features the Boston Symphony, The Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Fireworks follow the concert. Participants can bring their own chair, blanket, and picnic set up; food is also available for sale.

TRAVEL — Details available at the senior travel desk. Call 259-3060, Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Younger people and non-residents are welcome.


60 State St.


MOVIE OF THE MONTH July 26, 12:30 p.m., “A Dog’s Purpose”

MEMORY CAFETuesday, 3 p.m. A safe, environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can share and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. July’s meeting will explore music therapy and how music can effect us. Each participant will be given a relaxation music CD to keep. Call Bill at extension 503 to sign up.

SHOPPING TRIP — Senior center van home pick up Friday to shop at Walmart or Big Y in Ware. Door to door service is $3 round trip. Call Kim to schedule.


Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 323-0420 ext. 513

July 27, “The Spirit of Johnny Cash” in Kingston, Rhode Island.

Oct. 3, “The Naugy” in Waterbury, Connecticut, $80.


19 Union St.



“Sully” (PG-13) July 24, 1 p.m. Starring Tom Hanks.

COMPUTER COLLABORATIVE — This month’s topic is web safety. Learn to recognize click baiting, scams/phishing, and the importance of reading through agreements. Call the Emily Williston Library at 527-1031 to pre-register for class. This discussion is open to the public but we cannot accommodate walk-ins. July 26, 2 p.m. at the Emily Williston Library.

FRIENDS CRAFT FAIRSaturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Friends of the Easthampton Council on Aging will be holding a “Christmas in July” craft fair featuring homemade soaps, jewelry, paper crafted and hand-sewn items, kids creations and crocheted-knitted-quilted items. Auction items; food for sale.

VAN TRIPS — Costs shown are for transportation only.

Big Y shopping, every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., $3

Big E’s Foodland, every Friday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Williamsburg Snack Shack and General StoreMonday, 10 a.m. $6.

Walmart in Chicopee and Olive Garden, West Springfield, Wednesday at 9 a.m. $7.

Gary’s Annual Picnic — Knightsville Recreation Area, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. $7. Lunch is on Gary.

Fini’s — in Westfield for lunch, ice cream, farm stand, July 26 at 10 a.m. $6.


Travel Club group leaders: Ginni Hurteau and Marilyn Parmenter 527-6151 ext. 17

Wednesday, Rod Stewart Tribute at the Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee. Twin lobsters or prime rib. $61.


10 West State St.


SUCCULENT GARDEN WORKSHOPJuly 25 at 1 p.m. Join us as we create individual succulent gardens. Space is limited; please respond by Tuesday.

COFFEE WITH A COPFriday at 10 a.m. Join Lynn Menard, dispatch clerk, for an informal meet and greet followed by question and answer session. Light refreshments served.

VETERAN’S CORNERTuesday, 10 a.m. Group led by Larry White. Receive updated information concerning VA pension laws, hear discussions relative to our veterans and socialize.

TRAVEL LOG — Travel the world without ever leaving your seat. Russia part 2, Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

WII BOWLING Fridays, 10 a.m. All are welcome.

CHESS CLUBFriday afternoons (except the last Friday of the month) 12:45-3 p.m. Chess board available, or you can bring your own. All are welcome.

ADULT COLORING — The last Monday of every month, 1 p.m. Coloring is a great meditative activity that rests the mind.

FOOD PANTRY — The senior center food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

State Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose — Office hours at the Council on Aging on the second Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon.

Friends of Granby’s
Elderly Events:

Summer Concert Series

6 p.m. at Dufresne Park, Free

Tuesday, Dan Kane Singers

Aug. 22, Skid Marks

Tanglewood, Aug. 1. $69. $25 deposit due within one week of signup. “Tanglewood on Parade” includes three orchestras, fireworks. Bus leaves senior center parking lot at 6 p.m.


46 Middle St.


PHILANTHROPANINI – Buy a panini to benefit the Hadley Council on Aging. On Monday, Hot Table will donate 20 percent of your check to the Friends of Hadley COA with a coupon from our July/August newsletter or a flyer from the Council on Aging.

“ALIVE INSIDE” — Uplifting hour-long video demonstrating the ability of music to enliven those experiencing late-stage memory loss. Friday, 9:30 a.m.

INTRO TO TAI CHIMonday, 10:30 a.m., starts a new six week series. Beginners are welcome.

Trips: (all in large motorcoach)

Contact Jane Nevinsmith 586-3772 for more information

Aug. 9JFK Library & Boston Harbor Cruise $95

Aug. 12 Yankees vs. Red Sox @ Yankee Stadium: reserved seats $145

Sept. 23 Turkey Train Lake Winnipesaukee $110


67 Conz St.


ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Henry Kowalski will show his paintings.

JULY MOVIE: “Patriots Day” Monday, 1:30.

TRIPS — Coordinator Francine Frenier is available Monday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. Call for more information.

Aug. 20, Cruise to Bermuda for eight days. $350 will reserve your cabin; full cost starts at $1,189 for a double-occupied cabin. Passenger meeting August 3, 3 p.m.

Aug. 26, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. $45 includes bus transportation, entrance fee and guided tour. Departs 9 a.m., returns at 5:15 p.m. The deadline for signing up is July 26.


45 Dayton St.


Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; reservations must be made by 1 p.m. previous day. In-town transportation available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment.

MONDAY: cold plate — turkey salad; TUESDAY: barbecued chicken; WEDNESDAY: baked ham with fruit sauce; THURSDAY, Council on Aging picnic with Jimmy Mazz; FRIDAY: meatloaf with gravy.

SUMMER PICNIC — Join us Wednesday for our summer picnic. Entertainment by Jimmy Mazz featuring “Songs Across America.” Sign up in the office.

WATERCOLOR CLASSESThursdays at 10 a.m. Watercolor artist and teacher Tina Addison offers fun and the love of painting. $4 per class. Drop-ins and beginners welcome.

MEMORIES CAFE — Will meet the second Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m. A welcoming place for people with memory loss to spend time with family or a friend. Experienced facilitators, support, activities, lending library for caregivers, coffee and snack. Participants may stay for lunch. Call 538-5042 to inquire.

COMPUTER CLASSES — Offered to those over 50; residency not required. Call 533-6889 for more information.


210 College Highway


FOOT CLINIC — Foot care provided by registered nurse Margaret Camerota. Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $29. Requires appointments by the Monday before the clinic. Home visits are available upon request.

Bingo — Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

Computer Class — Thursdays at 10 a.m. Sign up in advance.

HEALTHY BONES and BALANCE — Tuesdays, 9 a.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Self-monitored fitness program— A recumbent stepper and treadmill are available for use during regular hours. Registration and liability forms must be completed prior to use. Membership fee of $5 per month or $50 per year must be paid in advance.


3 South Road


MONTHLY BREAKFASTS — The third Friday of each month at Westhampton Woods, Unit F. All are welcome between 8 and 9:30 a.m. for coffeecake or quick bread, hot cereal, coffee, tea, cocoa and conversation.

WALKING GROUP & HIKES — Walkers meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at the parking lot in the center of town. Walk as much or as little as you like around our local area, led by local folks. You can reach Chuck at 527-6765 for information about any hikes.

BOARD & CARD GAMESTuesdays, 1:30 p.m. at Westhampton Woods. A great chance to socialize.

Hilltown Food Pantry — Northern Hilltown residents with low to moderate incomes may be eligible to receive free groceries from Hilltown Pantry, a satellite program of the Northampton Survival Center. The pantry is located at the Town Office Building on Route 9 in Goshen. Call Diane Meehan, pantry director, at 268-7578.