Coming Up: Events for 55-plus

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Published: 9/26/2018 12:17:51 PM

Following 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


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

SHINE APPOINTMENTS – Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders, Monday and Oct. 1, 1 to 4 p.m. Free confidential counseling and assistance regarding Medicare, health insurance, prescriptions, public benefits and more. Call 259-3060 to make an appointment.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT – Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Michele Chmura, licensed social worker, and Larry Birkholz, senior center volunteer, facilitate this group for anyone who has lost a spouse or partner in the past year. Please register with Michele at 259-3038 or email her at

AGING TOGETHER – Oct. 1, 2 to 3:30 p.m. John Berkowitz will share several poems to prompt our exploration of the “joys and pains of aging.” Meets first Mondays. For more information contact Lisa White, RN director of senior health services at 259-3257.

Travel Club – contact Nancy Pagano at 259-3114 for further information.

LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE – fall foliage train ride with hot turkey dinner onboard, Oct. 14. Departs 8:30 a.m., returns 8 p.m. $100 includes dinner, motorcoach, train, gratuity.

MYSTIC AQUARIUM – and Olde Mistick Village, Connecticut, Oct. 27. Departs 8 a.m., returns 6:30 p.m. $55 includes admission, motorcoach, gratuity.



60 State St.


HEALTHY HABITS – conversation, camaraderie and accountability regarding healthier food choices. Meets Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. Registered Dietician Jennifer Belanger will join the group monthly; she’ll be here Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

WHAT DID YOU SAY – Cassie from Wing Audiology will be here to perform hearing screenings Thursday. Call Katy for an appointment.




19 Union St.


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 GinniHurteau, Bonnie Magrone, and Ann Longley.

Chicago Tribute – Sunday Matinee performance, Oct. 28, self drive at the  Log Cabin in Holyoke. $54.

Goshen Council

on Aging

40 Main St.


HARVEST LUNCHEON – Oct. 9, at noon, town hall dining room. We will serve our fall festive meal, but if you would like to add a dish or dessert, please feel free to bring something. Or just come and enjoy.

FLU CLINICOct. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Upstairs in the town hall from 1 to 3 p.m. All you need to do is bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance, cost is $10. There will be a short form to fill out.

MUSCLE STRENGTHENING CLASSES – in the town hall. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Joan Griswold gets us to use our muscles and keep our bodies strong. No charge, but a small donation would be helpful. Open to all seniors. 

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENTThursday, 12:15 p.m. Steve Damon from A Natural Music School will entertain at the Senior Center Café, 141 Main St., Williamsburg. Please call two days ahead to reserve lunch, if you’re interested: 268-8407.




10 West State St.


EDWARD JONES SEMINAR – Tom McRae leads the talk “Tax-free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep,” Monday  at 11:15 a.m.

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. 

MOHEGAN SUN –  Oct. 21. $30. Sign up at senior center.



46 Middle St.


ICE CREAM SOCIAL  and September birthday celebration, Friday, 2 p.m. “Reliving the ‘60s Through Song.” entertainment supported by the Hadley Cultural Council. Informal singing classic songs of the ‘60s with Sara Snyder of Joy of Song.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM – Recommended for those with diabetes and/or caregivers. Sponsored by Highland Valley Elder Services. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov 6, 12:30 to  3 p.m. Registration is required, call 586-4023, space is limited, no cost to participants.

ARTY CARDS –Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m. Joanne Milloy will guide you how to make 5 gorgeous cards. $12 fee; no need for prior experience or artistic ability. Limited to 14 people. Sign up.

MOVIE MATINEE – Oct.3, 12:30 p.m. “Mrs. Doubtfire.”




67 Conz St.


ARTIST OF THE MONTH  Brigita Fuhrmann’s water color still lifes will be on display through the month of September.

LUNCH IN THE BISTRO   Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. $3 for seniors. Boxed lunch to go for non-seniors $7. 

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.



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: sweet and sour chicken; TUESDAY: liver and onions; WEDNESDAY: pork stew; THURSDAY: stuffed shells; FRIDAY: veal patty with gravy

MOVIE – Tuesday at 12:45, “Buddy Holly Story”

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



210 College Highway


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

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

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



3 South Road



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

HIKING GROUP —  call Chuck or email him at

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

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115 Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01061


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