Winthrop Senior Center News

35 Harvard Street, Winthrop, MA 02152

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-3p.m. / Friday: 9am-1p.m.

Website: town.winthrop.ma.us/council-aging 

Email: [email protected]        Phone: 617-846-8538

Thursday, August 5

9:30-10:30am: Exercise

10am-2pm: Computer Usage

11am: Boxed Lunch (eat in, or take out)

12:15-2:30pm: Bingo

Friday, August 6

10-11am: Line Dancing

10am-12pm: Computer Usage

11am: Boxed Lunch (eat in or take out)

Monday, August 9

10am-2pm: Computer Usage

11am: Boxed Lunch (eat in, or take out)

12:30pm: Art Class with Dawn

Tuesday, August 10

9:30-10:30am: Exercise

10am-2pm: Computer Usage

11am: Boxed Lunch (eat in, or take out)

1:30-2:30pm: Chorus

Wednesday, August 11

9:30am: Caregiver Support Group

10am-2pm: Computer Usage

11am: Boxed Lunch (eat in, or take out)

1:15-2:45pm: Italian Class

All participants are required to have an updated Emergency Contact Form on file with the office before participating in any activities. Emergency Contact Forms are available at the front desk, and on our website.

We are unable to offer any snacks or drinks at this time. Participants should bring their own bottled water, coffee, or tea. Shared food is not allowed, please bring individual snacks only.

Boxed Lunches will be available for pick up Monday – Friday at 11am. Lunches may be eaten at the Senior Center or taken to-go. Lunch reservations can be made at the front desk, or by calling us at 617-846-8538 by 11am the day before (for Monday lunch, reservations must be made by 11am on Friday).

Meals on Wheels also Continues to Operate. To sign up, contact Mystic Valley Elder Services at 781-324-7705.

Van Transportation. The Senior Van will run Tuesday – Thursday between 9am and 3pm (return trips must be completed by 3pm). Reservations must be made at least 2 weekdays in advance of your trip. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Medical rides will be prioritized. A full list of our destinations and pricing is available on our website and at the Senior Center.

Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at 12:00 pm for our annual Senior Center SUMMER BBQ, spon-sored by the Winthrop Police & Fire Departments. Food will be distributed to-go. Pick-up location: Winthrop High School rear parking lot/loading dock next to the baseball field. To register, email: [email protected] or call the Senior Center at 617-846-8538 by Wednesday, August 18. Please provide your name, phone number and number of meals you are picking up. If you, or someone you know is homebound, let us know their address and we can deliver to them.

The Caregiver Support Group will resume in-person meetings in August. Being a caregiver can be fulfilling, exhausting and everything in between. Gain comfort and support from others who are doing the same work. Open to all caregivers, this group meets on the second Wednesday and fourth Monday of each month. To join, please contact Jessica Phelan, Caregiver Support Coordina-tor at 781-388-2319. The group will meet in-person at the Senior Center on Wednesday, August 11 at 9:30am and Monday, August 23 at 10am.

Blood Pressures: Nurses from the Medical Reserve Corps will be at the Senior Center from 11am to 12pm every Monday, beginning August 23. No appointment needed.

Exercise for Arthritis will resume on Tuesday, September 7 at 11am. The class is held on the first Tuesday of each month and is sponsored by the Neighborhood PACE program.

Yoga with Kathleen will resume on Wednesday, September 1 at 9:30am. Class costs $5 and is held weekly.

Mystic Valley Elder Services Offering Transportation Services to COVID Vaccine Sites for Adults 60 Years and Older. There are three eligibility guidelines to get approved for your two roundtrips: you must be 60 years of age or older; do not have other means to get to a vaccination site; or do not have access to the vaccine in the building complex where you live. For more information, or to schedule a ride, call MVES at 781-324-7705. If you need a ride, please make sure to call in advance so you can plan the most convenient travel time for yourself.

Senior Phone Buddy Program. Senior Center volunteers are available to make friendly phone calls to homebound seniors. If you, or someone you know would like to receive a call, please contact the Senior Center at 617-846-8538, or email [email protected]

Exercise with Ernie Sarro: WCAT will present Exercise with Ernie Sarro Monday – Friday at 10:30am on Channel 3.

Subscribe to the Senior Center’s monthly newsletter. Go to www.town.winthrop.ma.us/subscribe, enter your email address and select “Senior Center Newsletter” from the options.

Upcoming Trips

Sign up at the Senior Center. Payment can be made in cash or check; please make checks payable to “Friends of WCOA”.

September 21, 2021 – Carole King Tribute at Danversport Yacht Club. Price: $96 (includes trans-portation) or $72 (drive on your own). Meal choices: Stuffed Chicken Breast or Baked Schrod

November 9, 2021 – Richard Barker Comedy Hypnosis Show at Lantanas (in Randolph). Price: $96 (includes transportation). Meal Choices: Chicken Breast with Ham and Cheese or Vegetable Lasagna.

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