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Senior Center News

by Linda Sottile
May 24, 2018

DAY TRIPS

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.

June 15, 2018, Friday—Twin River Casino—$15.00

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

 

July 18, 2018, Wednesday—Foster’s Lobster,

Legends and Laughter —$99.00

Includes Transportation, Lobster or Chicken Luncheon, and Legends and Laughter Show.

 

August 9, 2018, Thursday—Martha’s Vineyard—

$119.  Includes Transportation, Cruise, Ferry Ride, Tour of Martha’s Vineyard.

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THIRD THURSDAY EVENING LEARNING SERIES

Planning for Medicare-Countdown to 65

May 17th—6:30 pm—8:00 pm

 

Mindful Meditation

June 21st—6:30 pm—8:00 pm

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.”   ? 

We are so pleased to offer this 6 week program starting on June 21st and continuing weekly with July 26th being the last of this series.  Come practice the art of conscious living as we release the stress of the day and nurture greater clarity, awareness and acceptance of the present moment.  This series will be taught by Jean O’Connor, a graduate of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at UMass Medical School, student of Master Ed Williamson of Pathways and our very own Senior Center Tai Chi Teacher. There is a $4.00 donation requested for each class.  

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.

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Presented by District Attorney Marian Ryan and Holliston Police Department

“Safety Program for Senior Citizens to Raise Awareness about the Opioid Crisis”

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Have you ever had an operation, such as a hip or knee replacement, for which you were prescribed pain medication?  Do you suffer from chronic pain, such as arthritis or osteoporosis?  Chances are you have been prescribed an opioid, even if you were not aware (e.g., Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin, Fentanyl).  Whether you actively take an opioid or were prescribed one in the past, there is important information about which seniors should be aware.  With the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the midst of an unprecedented public health epidemic, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has developed a safety program for senior citizens to raise awareness about the opioid crisis, specifically how it directly impacts them.  

District Attorney Ryan will discuss the far-reaching effects of this problem as well as offer tips on how to manage prescription medication using the File of Life program.  In addition, she will talk about ways to safeguard medication from theft; how to properly dispose of unused or expired medication; how to identify signs of drug addiction in a loved one and bridge them to help.  Complimentary File of Life refrigerator magnets and personal wallet cards will be distributed to seniors who attend.

Please sign up in advance for this informative program by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622.

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CALLING ALL FREE-THINKERS

Open-Mic Discussion

Monday, June 18, 2018—1:00 pm

¨ Have you seen a ghost?

¨ Have you had a near death experience?

¨ Have you looked at a night sky and seen stars make right angle turns?

¨ Have you met a two-year old who talks about their family that lives on a space ship?

Share your stories and opinions about :

UFOs—GHOSTS—STAR CHILD

BIGFOOT—GALACTIC RACES—???

Janet Doane, Author, Artist, Experiences and Spiritual Life Mentor will facilitate the discussion and share her stories.

Please sign up in advance at (508) 429-0622

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Summer Sizzler with David Shikes

Monday, June 25, 2018—$7.00 Donation

Real Lobster Roll—Full Belly Clam Roll—your choice!  Served with clam chowder, fresh sides and strawberry shortcake!.

Tuna Roll or Egg Salad can be substituted.

You MUST reserve your meal by June 18th in order for us to get your meal ordered.  Please sign up early by calling (508) 429-0622

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Lunch & Movie  -  12:00 pm

Thursday, June 14th

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN—PG

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 

Starring:  Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams

A $2 donation for lunch is requested. 

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

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LION’S CLUB ANNUAL SENIOR CENTER COOKOUT

Sunday, June 10, 2018—12:00 pm

A special thank you to the Lion’s for once again hosting this free cookout for the Seniors of Holliston.

Please sign up by calling the Senior Center at

508) 429-0622 before June 5th

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Dr. Gary Hylander Presents

“1968: AMERICA AND THE WORLD

The Pentagon Papers 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00am

(Continental Breakfast Provided by Timothy Daniels House)

Secretly directed by Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, Daniel Ellsberg along with other policy analysts were asked to prepare a full review of American military and political involvement in Vietnam since the end of World War II. What followed was a 7,000-page expose revealing that American policymakers had systemically lied to the public, journalists and Congress about America involvement throughout all of Indochina since 1945.  “As a responsible citizen”, said Ellsberg, “I believed it to be my moral responsibility to leak the Papers to the press to end “a wrongful war.”  Ellsberg was subsequently charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 for conspiracy, espionage and theft of government property.

Presentations Sponsored by Timothy Daniels House

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

 

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