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Holliston Senior Center March & April Information

by Paul Saulnier
March 4, 2018





      Come join us at the Senior Center every Thursday for a light lunch where you can pick two choices from a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads.  This light lunch will be served in the dining room at noon each week. 

Although the menu may be varied, some of the soups we will offer include:  Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Creamy Squash, Clam Chowder, Vegetable, Minestrone, Cheddar Broccoli, and many more.  Sandwiches may consist of Tuna Fish, Egg Salad, Deli-Style Meats and Cheese (roast beef, ham, turkey, chicken, etc.), Chicken Salad, Seafood Salad, Grilled Cheese, etc.  We will also offer fresh salads with a choice of dressings.  Included in each meal will also be a  beverage and a dessert.

You-Pick-Two Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches will be offered every Thursday. 

Please be sure to sign up in advance at the Senior Center (508) 429-0622. 

There is a $2.00 donation requested.




Monday, March 5, 2018—1:00 pm

The Holliston Board of Selectmen will be holding their Monday meeting at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 5th. 

Come meet your Selectmen and have the opportunity to speak with them at this important community meeting.




Grief and Loss Support Group

Wednesday, March 21st and April 18th

1:30 pm—3:00 pm

The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. – Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross  

Join us in the dining room for friendship and support as we learn to live with those we’ve lost.  Feel free to come early for lunch at noon before we gather!  Please call to let us know you’re coming!  For more information ask for Marty.





Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation

March 15, 2018—6:30 pm—8:00 pm

Tai Chi Master, Ed Williamson, founder and owner of Pathways in Millis, will join us to introduce us to the benefits of living mindfully and enriching our lives by having a simple meditative practice. Mindfulness and meditation are not mysterious but, rather, practical and proven practices that bring wellness and joy to life.

Please call the Senior Center at 508-429-0622 to reserve your space for both these programs.  Ask for Marty should you need further information.





Prescription Advantage Presentation

Thursday, March 29th @ 1:00 pm   

What do you do when…..

à you reach the “donut hole” and can’t afford your prescriptions, or

à your Medicare drug plan isn’t working for you???

This is where Prescription Advantage can help!

Join us to learn more about Prescription Advantage, a state-sponsored pharmacy assistance plan that can lower your prescription drug costs, and allow you to change your Medicare plan when you need to.

If your income is less than $36,180 (single) or $48,720 (married) Prescription Advantage is FREE!!!

You don’t want to miss this important presentation!  

 Please join us at the Senior Center with Kathy Devine, Director of Prescription Advantage Operations and Outreach for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Be sure to sign up in advance by calling (508) 429-0622.



A Walk in Their Shoes

Thursday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm

At the Holliston Senior Center

Caregivers, Family and Friends, Community Members are all welcome to attend.

A Walk In Their Shoes is an experiential presentation that enables the participant to “experience” what it is like to have dementia and the challenges that it presents.  You will come away with a better understanding of the disease and its process as well as strategies to deal with someone who has memory loss.Presented by Jason McCann, Reflections Director, The Residence at Valley Farm

Light Refreshments will be served

Free Admission—Call by March 16th to Register (508) 429-0622



Dr. Gary Hylander Presents



Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:00am

(Continental Breakfast Provided by Timothy Daniels House)

Fearing the Chinese people had lost their revolutionary fervor, Mao Zedong urged the creation of the "Red Guards" to purge the nation of the creeping "impure" elements of the "Four Olds": old customs, old culture, old habits and old ideas.  Mao believed that the Chinese Revolution of 1949 had to be a continuous process to prevent the growth of bourgeois capitalist ideas.  Chaos followed.

Presentation  and Breakfast Sponsored by Timothy Daniels House

Free Admission—Call to Register in Advance (508) 429-0622





On Tuesday, March 27th, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, the MWRTA will be holding a Charlie Card Day at the Senior Center. A Charlie Card can be used for all public bus and train transportation across the state.  Seniors age 65 and over receive a reduced rate.

To receive a Senior Charlie Card please bring a photo ID with date of birth with you. A Charlie Card cannot be used on the Senior Center buses.

Please call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign up in advance.




Complete details on these trips will be available at the Senior Center and on our website townofholliston.us/senior-center

You MUST Pre-Register at least two weeks prior to any trip by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622. Some trips are limited in space, please call as soon as possible. Dates, times and price may change. 

March 16, 2018, Friday—Twin River Casino—$15.00

Sign up early; space is very  limited for this trip.

April 20, 2018, Friday—Foxwoods—$24.00

Sign up early!   Includes Transportation, Free Buffet ($24.00 value) or $10.00 Food Voucher, and $10.00 Slot Play Voucher.



St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

with the Tune Timers Band

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:00pm

Join us for Corned Beef & Cabbage

Please register by March 7th by calling

the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622

$6.00 Donation Requested



Lunch & Movie  -  11:45 am 


Thursday, March 8th


A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. 

Starring:  Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts



Coffee Hour With Holliston Police

Sergeant Glenn Dalrymple and other Officers will join us at the Senior Center for some coffee and conversation.  They will be here on the following dates to discuss the listed topics and any other questions you may have.

March 15th 9:30 am

How the Opioid Crisis Affects Older Adults

We would like to thank all of the Holliston Police Officers taking time out of their busy schedule to join us each month.

Call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign-up or stop by that day to join in the conversation.



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