Coming up for over 55

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Published: 11/2/2018 3:12:07 PM

Complete lists of senior center activities are on their individual websites.

Amherst Senior

Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk


THANKSGIVING DINNER – Nov. 22, 2 p.m., for folks 55 and older who are alone or unable to prepare their own meal. Home deliveries can be arranged. Call Nancy Pagano at 259-3114.

FOOT CARE – Piper Sagan, RN and certified foot care nurse, staffs monthly clinics the second Tuesday of each month from 9 to 4 p.m. Next clinic will be held Nov 13. Call to schedule; $30.

A MATTER OF BALANCE – Falls prevention classes taught by Norma Hallock. Mondays through Nov. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please pre-register.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT –  Nov. 13 and Nov. 27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 101. 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

WRENTHAM OUTLET SHOPPING – and supper at Steaming Tender in Palmer, Nov. 17. Trip departs at 9 a.m. and returns between 7 and 7:30 pm. $55 covers motorcoach and gratuity. 

BOSTON SYMPHONY CONCERT – Nov. 30. Trip departs at 8 a.m. and returns between 6 and 6:30 p.m. $125 covers motorcoach, ticket, and gratuity. Sign up early as this concert will be a sell-out.

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES – at the Salem Cross Inn, Dec. 9. Trip departs at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 7 p.m. $68 covers van, admission, holiday dinner. 


60 State St.


ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR –  Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets, bake sale treats and items for purchase. 

THANKSGIVING DINNER – with all the fixings, Nov. 16. Doors open at 10 a.m. and live music will begin at 10:30 a.m. Donna Lee will be singing before our meal. Call Katy between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 to make a reservation.  $5 suggested donation. 

HEALTHY HABITS – conversation, camaraderie and accountability regarding healthier food choices. Meets Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. 

WALMART SHOPPING – Have the senior center van pick you up from home to shop at Walmart or Big Y in Ware. Door to door service for only $3 round trip. Friday. Call Kim for info and to sign up.

NOVEMBER MOVIES — Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., “Adrift.” Nov. 28, 12:30 p.m., “Christopher Robin.” 


19 Union St.


PRE-THANKSGIVING – turkey meal, Thursday at noon. $5 fee, for Easthampton 55 + only.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – “The Making of a Baseball Player.” Friday at 1. A true life account told by Francis Martin, one tapped for the major leagues. Free, please register.

VETERANS BREAKFAST – Nov. 10, 9 to 10:30. Free at the center for Easthampton veterans of any age, any theatre. Call by Nov. 7 to register. 

DANCE YOUR YOGA – Oct. 31, 9 to 10 a.m.

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. The following shows at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Holyoke are self drive.

Nov. 13, “Veterans Day Salute to America” $49.

Dec. 6, “Blue Christmas” with Elvis, $49.

Dec.12, ”Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” with Elvis, $49.

Dec. 13, Newport Playhouse for “Double Wide Texas Christmas,” $90.

Goshen Council
on Aging

40 Main St. 268-3316

THANKSGIVING DINNER – Nov. 13 at noon in the town hall dining room. If you have a dish that you would like to share, please bring it.

FOOT CARE CLINICNov. 27, 9 a.m. at the town hall. The cost for an appointment is $30 at the town hall, and $40 for an in-home visit. Call Liz Loven to schedule at 268-7122.

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. 


10 West State St.


ACUPUNCTURE – presentation and demonstration, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. with Eva Luneta MAOM, LC, Cert. Herbology of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New England.

NOVEMBER MOVIESThursday, 1 p.m., “Life of the Party.” Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. “First Reformed.”

DINING OUT WITH KIM – Nov. 21. CJ’s Restaurant, Palmer. Call to sign up. Departs at 11:00 a.m.

FOOD PANTRY – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.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. 


46 Middle St.


HOLIDAY SURVIVAL WORKSHOP  Monday, 2 p.m. Learn strategies to enjoy the holidays.

MOVIE MATINEE – Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. “The Proposal.”If you wish to have lunch before movie, please call 586-4023 in advance to order.

AFTER 2 TEA –  Thursday, 2 p.m. Guest Dusty Miller, a retired psychologist and novelist, is currently finishing Danger in the House, the fourth Alice Ott mystery novel. Refreshments, please sign up.

TYME4SPA – Facials and other services at the center, reasonable rates, next available appointments are Nov. 15, call the office to book.


Dec.10, White Christmas. Aqua Turf Club,  Plantsville, Connecticut. Includes lunch. $99. Music of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. For more information or to sign up call Jane at 586-3772.


67 Conz St.


DEWEY THE THERAPY DOG – Fridays at 12:30 in the lobby.

CRAFT/ART FAIR – Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Contact Joanne Brooks at the center.

LUNCH IN THE BISTRO   Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. $3 for seniors.

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

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

White Christmas Big Band. Show and luncheon at Aqua Turf, Plantsville, Connecticut, Dec. 10. Rob Zappulla and his 13-piece big band will perform holiday favorites. Cost is $102, with a $10 discount if paid in full by Oct. 30th.

MEMPHIS – Tennessee, Home of the Blues, and Tunica, Mississippi, Casino Capital of the South, April 27 to May 5, 2019. Cost is $798 per double.  There is a $25 discount if paid in full by Jan. 15, 2019. 


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: macaroni and cheese;TUESDAY: Thanksgiving dinner; WEDNESDAY: stuffed shells; THURSDAY: roast pork with gravy; FRIDAY: veal patty with sauce

JEWELRY MAKING – Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. Make your own gifts—just in time for the holidays! $2 suggested donation.

VETERANS LUNCH –  Nov. 15, with entertainment by Donna Lee. Please call the office to register by Nov 9th. Leave your name, phone number and branch of military in which you served.

MOVIE – Tuesday at 1 p.m., “Autumn in New York.”

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS –  Nov. 14: Tuscany olive oil presentation, $2. Dec. 5: Holiday card making. $2. Dec. 19: Holiday movie, cookies and eggnog.


210 College Highway


HALLOWEEN BINGO – Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Come in costume and treat yourself to cider, Halloween desserts and candy.

BALLOT QUESTIONS – Overview and Q & A, Monday, 1:30 p.m.; 2nd floor meeting room.

VOTING –  Nov. 6,  7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Senior center offices closed.

GANGSTERS IN LOVE” – A highly interactive, hilarious comedy murder mystery dinner theater. Nov. 16, 5 to 7:30 p.m. $10 per person includes an Italian meal.

MGM SPRINGFIELD – Trips to the casino, Mondays, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  First 14 people.


3 South Road 527-2404

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

VETERANS’ DAY BREAKFAST – at Outlook Farm, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Free for veterans, sponsored by Outlook Farm and the Friends of the COA. Veterans’ Agent Joe Henning will be there to answer questions. 

TRIP TO MAGIC WINGS – Wednesday. Carpooling from the town parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Guided tour through the museum before we go in to walk among the butterflies, stop at Tom’s Hot Dogs for lunch on our own. If you would like to join the trip, call Deb Barthelette at 222-2050 or email her at

FALL LIBRARY CONCERT – Friends of the Library is sponsoring a concert Nov. 10 in the town hall, with music by Blue Rendezvous. It will start with a Swing Dance lesson at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. with one break. There will be “soul” food for sale, so come hungry.

HIKING GROUP – typically hikes Wednesday or Sunday mornings. November trips include: Sunday, Around Pine Island Lake, Westhampton. Moderate hike, 2 miles, approximately 1 1/2 hours. Leader: Lilly. Nov. 25, ‘Work Off the Turkey Hike’ Ridge Conservation and Hartnett-Manhan Areas from old Clear Falls. Moderate hike. Leader: Chuck. For more info, email Chuck:

MONTHLY BREAKFASTS – Third Friday of the month, Unit F at Westhampton Woods from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, milk, hot cocoa and homemade quick breads.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB — Third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Free with a scan card.



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