Coming up: Events for 55-plus

  • Carl Larson in his summer studio on Riverside Drive in Florence paints his dog Pixie with the summer light coming in the barn doors Monday, July 2, 2008.

Published: 7/6/2018 12:42:28 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, Wednesday, 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, 1-2 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

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.


JULY MOVIE – “Darkest Hour,” 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

PHONE ASSIST — Join ClearCaptions Title IV ADA Specialist, Sherri Gordon on Tuesday 11-11:30 a.m., to discuss how you can receive a no-cost caption phone if you struggle with any form of hearing loss.

HEALTHY HABITS — Join us Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for conversation, camaraderie and accountability regarding healthier food choices. Discuss healthy snacking and recipes that have worked well for you.

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.


THE MOUNTAIN AND MOTHER NATUREMonday, 10 a.m. A special talk with artwork from professional artists Ken and his son, sculptor Matt Gagne. Their fascinating art focuses on Mount Tom, its flora and fauna and its history.

SILVER CIRCLE BBQJuly 20 at noon. Featuring The Blue Ribbon Quartet playing popular country style and polka music. $5 fee due by July 12. Limited seating. Open to Easthampton residents 55+.

CRIBBAGETuesdays, 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 CLINICJuly 24 at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 at the town hall, and $40 for an in-home visit. Call Liz Loven to make an appointment; 268-7122.

COA BOARD MEETING — In the back room of the town offices, July 31, 1 p.m. All are welcome.

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.

JEOPARDY — Come play Jeopardy with the Hampshire District Attorney Office’s Racheal Senecal, Wednesday at noon.

TRAVEL LOG — Travel the world without ever leaving your seat. Light refreshments served. July 19, 12:30 p.m., Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, and Savannah, Georgia.

CARD MAKING CLASSThursday at 12:45 All supplies will be provided. Please call 467-3239 for more information.

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.


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

Mohegan Sun, Oct. 21. $30. Sign up at senior center.


46 Middle St.


AFTER 2 TEA — Tell Your Story in 6 Words; July 25, 2 p.m. 6 Word Challenge is an idea of endless possibilities and thought-provoking experiments. Tea, sandwiches, sweets, please sign up.

EATING WELL 101Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Fruit salads, colorful and healthy treat. $5 cost.

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.

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.


GROUP SINGJuly 27, 6:30 p.m. Led by Jim Armenti at the historic Northampton gazebo/bandstand, 46 Bridge St., across the street from the Northampton Post Office. This is a full moon night.

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. July Movie is “Book Club.”

REIKI SESSIONSMondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 30-minute sessions with Reiki master and registered nurse Bob Nelson. 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.

Mark Twain Home and Wickham Gardens, Tuesday. 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.

Guided tour of Kennebunkport, Maine, with time to shop, Aug. 15. Lunch at Mike’s Clam Shack. Cost is $109.

Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Aug. 19 at Tanglewood. Shed seats, lunch on your own. All-inclusive cost is $84.

Washington, D.C., 5 days, via bus, Sept. 7-11. $540 with double occupancy. Full day at the Smithsonian. $100 Deposit. Trip insurance available. Must sign up by July 16.


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: cold plate, egg salad; WEDNESDAY: roast turkey; THURSDAY: roast pork; FRIDAY: chicken breast patty.

MOVIETuesday at 12:45, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942) with Jimmy Cagney.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL — Sundaes, sponsored by the Friends of South Hadley Elderly, July 20. Call Ola at 538-5042, ext. 201 to choose your topping.

THE LAUGHTER PHARMACISTJuly 17 at 12:15 p.m. “Laugh for the Health of It” with Mark Sherry.

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.

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

WHALE WATCH — in Plymouth, July 26. Luncheon at the John Carver Inn, stop at Plymouth Rock and head to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a whale feeding ground. Cost $99. Call Susan Canedy at 536-2106.

BLOCK ISLAND — in Rhode Island, Aug. 20. Once on the island, we will enjoy lunch at the National Hotel, sit on a wrap-around porch and view the harbor and Atlantic Ocean. Cost $99. Call Dolores Giroux at 536-2779.


210 College Highway


BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC — provided free by our local fire department, July 18 and Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.

TRIAD MEETINGAug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

PITCH GAMESThursdays at 1 p.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

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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