Coming up: Events for 55-plus

  • Carol James, left, hands John Deskavitch a full carton of strawberries at Teddy Smiarowski Farm in Hatfield, MA on Monday.

Published: 6/22/2018 5:33:55 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


FOOT CARE CLINIC – offered by FootCare by Nurses, July 11, by appointment from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 45 minute initial visit will be $50 (please bring med list and shoes) and follow up 30 minute visits  $35.

JOY OF SONG – with Sara Snyder, July 19, 1 to 2 p.m. Informal community singing hour, familiar old songs, health benefits of group singing. Lyrics are provided and all abilities welcome.

HEALTH SEMINAR – Healthy living for your brain and body, tips from the latest research, July 25, 1:30 p.m. Learn about important information and research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Use hands on tools to develop a plan for healthy aging. Free; please register.

NOT JUST ANY LINE DANCINGTuesdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m., with Anastasia Christie. $5 per class, payable to the instructor. Beginners can start at any class; no advance registration necessary.

Bus trips

TANGLEWOODJuly 4. James Taylor concert will be followed by fireworks. Trip departs at 3:30 and returns at 11 p.m. $65 includes motorcoach, lawn ticket, gratuity. Plan to bring a chair or blanket and picnic.

ROCKPORTJuly 21. Trip departs at 8 a.m. and returns 9 p.m. $60 fee includes motorcoach and gratuity. Time for sightseeing, eating, shopping, optional time at Good Harbor Beach.

ISLES OF SHOALS CRUISE – Lobster luncheon at Robert’s Maine Grill in  Kittery, Maine. Aug. 9. Trip departs at 8 a.m., returns at 9 p.m. $140 includes cruise, lobster bake, motorcoach, gratuity.


60 State St.


THIS MONTH’S MOVIE – Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., “Paddington 2.”

BLOOD DRIVE – June 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for appointments. Walk-ins welcome.

ZENDOODLE – Thursday, 10 a.m.

SECOND BEST THRIFT SHOPTuesday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


July 26 Frank Sinatra tribute at Quidnesse Country Club in Rhode Island. Choice of lobster or filet mignon. $99. A deposit of $20 will hold your seat.


19 Union St.


TRIBUTE TO WWII HEROES — Presented by Small Planet Dancers, June 24, 3-5 p.m. Show at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall. Free, transportation provided for Easthampton 55+ who do not drive.

CRIBBAGE – Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Open group, boards provided.

SUMMER BOCCEWednesdays, 9 a.m. at Nonotuck Park.

MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP – meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 12:30- 2 p.m. Topics include current events, religion, sex, whatever. We are a brotherhood witnessing to each other’s lives with acceptance, support and authenticity.

COFFEE STATION — Self-serve coffee, teas and cocoa available, 50 cents per cup. You may bring your own lunch to eat in the cafe area.

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.

Goshen Council
on Aging

40 Main St.


FOOT CARE CLINICTuesday at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 at the town hall, and $40 for an in-home visit. Call Liz Loven at 268-7122 to make an appointment.

COA BOARD MEETINGTuesday, 1 p.m. in the back room of the town offices.

MUSCLE STRENGTHENING CLASS Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., Goshen Town Hall.


10 West State St.


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Presented by The Friends of Granby’s Elderly and a cultural grant.  July 17, The Dan Kane Singers; Aug. 21, Old Country Road.

JUNE’S MOVIE – “Greatest Showman” Thursday, 1 p.m.

PICNIC – Friends of Granby’s Elderly senior picnic, Aug. 8, Dufresne Pavilion. Catered by Houle Catering. $6. Ticket available at the Senior Center.

BALLROOM DANCING — Lessons on Fridays at 1 p.m. Instructor: Emily Foxtrot. Class will be $5 per person; singles and couples welcome. For more information call 467-3239.

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


46 Middle St.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Coffee and treats provided. July 3: end of life care.

60’S THROUGH SONG – Monday, 1 p.m. Experience the remarkable capacity of music to awaken the brain, boost biochemistry, and inspire joy.

BIRTHDAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Friday, 2 p.m. Ice cream, friends, and music by Michael and Gabriel Orlen. Call ahead if you need transportation.

Tyme4Spa — Affordable facials and other services at the center, next available appointments are for July 19; call the office to book one.

Highland Valley
Elder Services


Meals provided for the following community dining sites on weekdays:

Amherst, Bangs Community Center, 259-3164, 70 Boltwood Walk; Hadley, Hadley Community Senior Center, 586-1910, 46 Middle St.; Hatfield, Hatfield Senior Center, 247-9003, 59 Main St.; Northampton, Walter Salvo House, 584-6784, 81 Conz St.; Williamsburg, Williamsburg Senior Center, 268-8407, 141 Main St., Haydenville (meals served only Tuesday through Thursday).


67 Conz St.


NOTARY SERVICES – are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. Call 587-1227 if you need notary services.

WISDOM PROJECT — Meets Thursdays from 10-11:15 a.m. to define and describe wisdom, identify wisdom sources and create community dialogue. Free with a scan card.

MOVIE MONDAY Different movie featured monthly, mostly consisting of new releases with the occasional classic, the third Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m. Free with a scan card.

REIKI SESSIONS – Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 30-minute sessions with Reiki Master, Bob Nelson, RN. By appointment only. Visit front desk to schedule. $20- $25 per 30-minute session (payment due at time of sign-up).

TUESDAY TEA — Relax, share in good conversation and enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. Light refreshments served. 2:45-3:45 p.m.

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.

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

July 10Tuesday Tour of Mark Twain Home and Wickham Gardens. Lunch at Promenade Shops on your own. Cost is $74.

Tour of Fenway Park and Lunch at Cheers Aug. 7. Enjoy some free time in Boston. $123. There is a $10 discount if paid in full by July 1


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: liver and onions; TUESDAY:broccoli quiche; WEDNESDAY: meatloaf with gravy; THURSDAY: baked ham with fruit sauce; FRIDAY: cold plate: egg salad.

SOCIAL STROLL CLUB — For beginners, starts Tuesday at the center. All you need to join the Social Strollers is a good pair of walking shoes and a desire for fresh air and fun. Call 538-5042.

LAUGH FOR THE HEALTH OF IT – with Mark Sherry, the “laughter pharmacist,” July 17 at 12:15.

MOVIE TIME — Wednesday, “Jaws” from 5-7 p.m.

WATERCOLOR CLASSESThursdays at 10 a.m. Watercolor artist and teacher Tina Addison can help you develop a love of painting in a fun atmosphere. $4 per class. Drop-ins and beginners welcome.

MEMORIES CAFE — Meets second Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30 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.

MOTHER’S GARDEN — at the Council on Aging needs volunteers to water the window boxes. Please call the council office at 538-5042 and leave your name and number.

Travel Club

Williamstown Theatre FestivalThursday. Travel the Mohawk Trail and dine at the Historic Williams Inn on gourmet sandwiches. Features Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick in a comedy, “The Closet,” with Tony nominees Jessica Hetch and Brooks Ashmanskas. $125. Call Dolores Giroux at 536-2779.


210 College Highway


SIP AND PAINT – Monday, 3 p.m. $20. The subject is sunflowers.

TRIAD MEETING – Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

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

LUNCH BUNCH — Soup social or pizza, every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

BINGOWednesdays, 1 p.m.

Bus Trips

All Trips are leaving from Tractor Supply, Southampton.

Block Island, July 17, $103. Trip departs at 7 a.m. Travel to Galilee, Rhode Island and take a ferry to Block Island, with lunch at the National Hotel.

Plymouth, Aug. 21, $83. Trip departs at 8:45 a.m. Sail on the Pilgrim Belle Paddle Wheeler. Lunch at Issac’s on the Waterfront.


3 South Road


HIKING – is planned for Wednesday mornings during the summer. If you’d like to know what is scheduled, you can email Chuck at:

PICNIC’ LUNCHEON’ – July 5, noon, at the air conditioned Elks Club on Spring Street in Florence.

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

SPRING CHAIR YOGA — A 10-week series at Westhampton Woods, Unit F, Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

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.


BLUE SOX – baseball game, July 15. The team will be playing the Danbury Westerners in Hoyoke. We will be carpooling from the town parking lot at 3:30 p.m. To join the group, you must be dues-paid members of the Friends of the Westhampton Council on Aging and at least 60 years of age. To make reservations, call Deb Barthelette at 222-2050.


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