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Upcoming events for those 55 and up

  • Marie Fiat from the Easthampton Council on Aging tosses a bocce ball while Audrey Civitarese and Irene Mannuing look on during their weekly Wednesday morning game.


Friday, August 31, 2018

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 Center

70 Boltwood Walk

259-3060

MUSICAL POETRY — “Everyday Ecstasy,” a new book of poetry by Mary Clare Powell. Reading accompanied by musical saw, played by Violet Walker, Friday, 2 p.m.

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS – A presentation by the Mass. Food Bank, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.

A MATTER OF BALANCE – Falls prevention classes taught by Norma Hallock. Mondays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Please pre-register.

BELCHERTOWN
SENIOR CENTER

60 State St.

323-0420

MOVIE — Wednesday at 12:30, "Book Club." 

COOKOUT  – Sept. 13, 11 a.m. Call Katy to reserve your seat. Reservations required by Sept. 6. Food, music, games, and prizes.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – Estela from Judy’s Angels Care will be at the center Sept. 26 from 9 to 10 a.m. in our wellness room.

EASTHAMPTON
COUNCIL ON AGING/
ENRICHMENT CENTER

19 Union St.

527-6151

TAI CHI IN THE MORNING – with Len Burlingame; Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. Free to Easthampton residents 55 plus.

CRIBBAGETuesdays, 1 p.m. Open group, boards provided.

TRAVEL CLUB  – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Travel Club group leaders are Ginni Hurteau, Bonnie Magrone, and Ann Longley.

  Myrtle Beach; Sept. 16to22 Call x 140 for more information.

Log Cabin, Holyoke, for a Sunday matinee show, Chicago Tribute. Oct. 28, self drive. $54

Goshen Council
on Aging

40 Main St.

268-3316

BASKET CLASSSept. 6, 13, 20, and 27 from noon to 2 at the town hall. $5 cost and you will finish with your own basket. Call Liz Loven at 268-7122 to reserve a spot. 

FARM TO TABLE LUNCHEON –Sept. 11 at noon, town hall dining room. The COA furnishes the meal, but food contributions are welcome. We do have a sign-in sheet and donation jar. Followed by a short talk on fall prevention.

SHELBURNE FALLS TRIP – Sept. 21, 11 a.m. We will be going to the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, and then out to lunch. Meet at the town parking lot.

GRANBY COUNCIL
ON AGING

10 West State St.

467-3239

VETERAN’S AGENT – John Mitchell will have office hours at the senior center Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m., and by appointment. 

FLU CLINIC – Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. Big Y Pharmacy is sponsoring this flu clinic. Please call to sign up.

CREATE WITH CARLE – Art classes for adults 55 and older: bookmaking. Starting Friday. Registration is required, free for Granby residents. For more info go to carlemuseum.org. 

Trips

LakeGeorge, Sept. 16. Enjoy a champagne brunch cruise on the Lac Du Sacrament. $96. Sign up at the senior center.

HADLEY SENIOR
COMMUNITY CENTER

46 Middle St.

586-4023

COFFEE WITH A COP – Second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Meet the officers, hear their stories, ask questions.

CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAYSept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. Do you have stories of how a grandparent or an elder who was an immigrant influenced your life? Write a short paragraph to share with others. Light refreshments, please register.

CLUTTER: DIGGING DEEPER – Sept. 12, 1 p.m. Becky Martin helps us examine the emotional aspect of clutter and the steps to get free of it. Please sign up.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee and treats provided.

HUNTINGTON COUNCIL
ON AGING

24 Russell Road

512-5205

BOOK DISCUSSION — Town-wide discussion on “Being Mortal” by Dr. AtulGawande. It considers making later life preparations for older adult years. Four weeks starting on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St. For more information call the Huntington Council on Aging.

NORTHAMPTON
SENIOR SERVICES
& SENIOR CENTER

67 Conz St.

587-1228

WALKING GROUP – Enjoy casual walks in the area around the Northampton Senior Center, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Free with a scan card.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB — Join other mystery readers as they discuss mystery novels, the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Free with a scan card.

BENEFITS COUNSELINGFridays, noon to 4 p.m. By appointment only – call 586-2000 to schedule.

TRIPS

Washington D.C., Sept. 7 to 11. Via bus, $540 with double occupancy. Full day at the Smithsonian.  $100 deposit. Trip insurance available. A few seats remain.

BIG E TIME – Sept. 24. Visit the fair in West Springfield and see a performance by the Drifters & Platters.  $12 for Northampton residents, $14 for others. Includes bus transportation and admission. Sign-up deadline Sept. 12. No refunds due to bargain price. 

MGM CASINO– Oct. 3. and Oct 18. Visit the new casino in Springfield for the afternoon.  Lunch is on your own. Cost is $14 and you will receive $10 in free play.  Signup and pay by Sept. 21. Seats will go fast. 

SOUTH HADLEY
SENIOR CENTER

45 Dayton St.

538-5042

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.

GO4LIFE STROLL – Sept. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. An all ages, all abilites, familyfun walk at the River to Range Rail Trail, South Hadley. A community collaboration between the South Hadley Council on Aging and  Bike-Walk Commitee.

WEIGHT WATCHERS is coming to the senior center beginning with an informational session Friday at noon. We will host a Weight Watchers meeting each Friday. To register for the informational meeting call Ann at 538-5042 ext. 206.

SOUTHAMPTON
COUNCIL ON AGING

210 College Highway

529-2105

SENIOR THEATER – classes with Director Steve Henderson Mondays and  Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

PEDICURES/FOOT CARE – $29. Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up in advance.

TRIAD SHREDDING EVENT – Town Hall parking lot, Sept. 8, 9 to 11 a.m.

BIG E TRIPS – Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Sept. 14.

MGM SPRINGFIELD – Sept. 10 and Oct. 15. First 12 people

WESTHAMPTON
COUNCIL ON AGING

3 South Road

527-2404

SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON – Tim Perry will be performing a wide variety of genres from top 40 to oldies on Sept. 6. Buffet lunch at noon. Come early to sign birthday cards. A nurse will be available to take blood pressures. Collection for nonperishable food items to be donated to the Easthampton Food Pantry. 

BOARD & CARD GAMESTuesdays, 1:30 p.m. at Westhampton Woods.

HIKING GROUP —  call Chuck or email him at charleshorn66@gmail.com.

Wednesday –  Reservoir Road Extension. 9 a.m. A one mile climb (not steep), to Northwest Road in Chesterfield with one mile easy downhill walk on Northwest Road back to Westhampton.

  Sept. 24 – New Trails, Mineral Hills. 1 p.m. Some short climbs and/or long but not steep climbs.