Upcoming events for seniors

  • Jim Denton, left, and Lyn LeClair, right watch as Linda Pickett plays a game of ring toss at Golden Moments Adult Day Spa in Northampton. Golden Moments provides a home-like environment for seniors to socialize in. 03/09/2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

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

Amherst Senior Center

Bangs Community

70 Boltwood Walk


TALENT COMPETITION – “The Valley’s Got Talent” amateur
talent competition will be held  Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Proceeds will benefit the Amherst Senior Center.

TAX HELP – AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be providing free tax return preparation at the Amherst Senior Center on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m until April 13. Please call to schedule an appointment. 

SECOND HAND SHOP – Needs donations of clean adult clothing, jewelry, shoes and small household items. The shop is open  every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations can be left anytime Monday through Friday at the senior center office.

FREE CAREGIVER MASSAGES – Talya Solomon is offering free caregivers massages to help relieve stress. Contact Helen to schedule a massage at 259-3062 or macmellonh@amherstma.gov  

SOOTHING STRETCH – Led by Alicia Morton Friday, 3 to 4 p.m.  Mats are provided or bring your own for this free gentle exercise class focusing on full body stretches and abdominal strengthening. 


Boston Flower & Garden Show, optional lunch at Maggiano’s in Boston, Friday. Leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns between 7 and 7:30 p.m. $65 includes flower show, motorcoach, gratuity.

Boston Symphony Afternoon Concert at Symphony Hall, Boston, April 21 

Day in Gloucester, May 25

Father’s Day “Drover’s Roast” at the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, June 18

Day on your own in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, June 30

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.

May 13-19 Barcelona, Spain


60 State St.


SEWING CLASS – 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring your project along with you. A portable sewing machine is available if needed.

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. Please call Kim to schedule.


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

May 9, “A Taste of Providence” in Providence, Rhode Island, $74.  

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

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


19 Union St.



AARP TAX HELP – Volunteers will be providing free income tax return preparation from  through April 14,  Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call to schedule your appointment.

AROMA THERAPY & SOUND THERAPY — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Shirley Landry of Point of Light Healing will offer aroma therapy using her own mixture of essential oils and sound therapy with singing bowls. Call 527-6151 to schedule your 45-minute appointment. $15 fee payable in advance.

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 1 p.m. 

Williamsburg Snack Shack and General Store, Monday, 10 a.m. $5.

Pisano’s, Southampton, for lunch, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. $4. 

Dunkin DonutsMarch 27, 9 a.m. $3. 

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




MOHEGAN SUN –  March 25. $28 per person includes food and gambling voucher. Departs center at 8:30 a.m, and  leaves casino at 4:30 p.m. Call to reserve seat.


46 Middle St.


CANASTA Fridays at 12:30 p.m. The group will teach you how to play. No excuses.

VETERANS INFO – A veteran’s service agent is available Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, or you may call 587-1299. Honor Flight is accepting applications from WWII and Korean Vets. Call 603-518-5368 to learn more.   

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE — Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to noon on the main floor. 586-2513. Needles accepted in approved containers. Medical devices available for loan.

SHOPPING TRIPThursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, for seniors who no longer drive. Available to go to Hadley grocery stores and the mall. $4 round trip. Call by Tuesday to reserve your seat.

DancerciseMondays at 10:30 a.m. $6 per class payable to instructor.

Fun and Fit – Aerobic and small weights workout, Mondays at 3 p.m. $3 per class, pay one month in advance.

Osteo Exercise — Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m, Free.

Day trips 

Thursday, Westchester Broadway Theatre to see the musical “Mama Mia!” Transportation, lunch and play for $119. Contact Jane Nevinsmith for availability at 586-3772.


67 Conz St.


BRAIN INJURY PANEL – Discussion led by brain injury survivor Mary Collier and including Northampton Mayor David Narcewicz, State Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, State Rep. John Scibak, and former state Rep. Ellen Story, (supporter of a brain injury survivor.) Friday at 10 a.m.

MOVIE MONDAYMonday, 1:30 p.m.  “Hacksaw Ridge”

PHYSICAL FITNESS – Various exercise groups and classes offered. Call for details about Zumba, walking, yoga, tai chi and Feldenkrais. Or join the fitness center and create your own workout. 

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

April 27,  Boston Fine Arts Museum. $70, lunch on your own. Signup deadline April 1.

May 6, Patriots Place Museum. $76, lunch at Luciano’s included. Signup deadline April 6.


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.

LUNCH: Monday, chicken teriyaki; Tuesday, sweet and sour pork; Wednesday, stuffed peppers with tomato sauce ;Thursday, low sodium hot dogs; Friday, cheese lasagna with sauce

CENTERPIECE CRAFTING —Monday, 10 a.m., the decorationg group will be working on Easter dining room decorations

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


March 29, ”Mamma Mia!” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, New York. $105.  Enjoy a pre-show lunch and matinee performance.  For reservations call Susan Canedy. Final payment due Feb. 21.


210 College Highway


BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

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.

Van trip

Cracker Barrel for lunch and shopping trip to K-Mart, both in Holyoke, Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $3.


3 South Road


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.

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

COFFEE & SOCIAL TIME — Wednesdays, 10 a.m. at the library


COUNTRY MUSIC LUNCHEON –  Log Cabin, Holyoke, April 18.  The “Truck Stop Troubadours” will be performing songs of the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets are $55, but group discount possible. For more information, contact Betty-Anne Gould 757-849-9995 or Ellie Scott 527-2335.