Last day for school supply drop off at HPD is NEXT Saturday; 8/24
^ Effective August 1st - No grilling or fires at Stoddard Park ^
Kayak / canoe rentals at Stoddard Park ALL Summer!

Holliston Senior Center July & August Information

by Linda Sottile
June 24, 2018

Thank You to Herb Chambers!

A very special Thank You goes to Herb Chambers of Westborough for their very generous donation of a new 2018 Ford Escape to be used by the Senior Center and Veterans Services of Holliston.  This vehicle will enable both agencies to transport members to appointments that are not normally covered by the existing transportation resources.  

If you have any questions regarding the transportation program offered through the Senior Center, please contact Marty at (508) 429-0622.


Mindful Meditation

Thursday, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, and August 2nd ~ 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.”   ?   Charlotte Eriksson

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.  Please note that there will be no class July 5th.

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


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 answer any questions you may have.

July 19th at 9:30 am


With Court Prosecutor, Records Officer Dan Griffith

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


Dr. Gary Hylander Presents


Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm 

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.  The framers of the Constitution had provided a legislative remedy to remove an errant President.  Article II of the Constitution stipulated that a President could only be impeached and removed from office on conviction of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”  Join us as we discuss the process of impeachment and how the post war Civil War politics and partisanship of Reconstruction led to the impeachment of President Johnson.

Presentations Sponsored by the Senior Support Foundation

Free Admission—Call to register in advance (508) 429-0622



Complete details on these trips are available at the Senior Center.

MOST TRIPS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UP TO 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE SIGNED UP, THE TRIP MAY BE CANCELED, SO PLEASE CALL EARLY.  You can sign up by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622. Dates, times and prices may change.

July 18, 2018, Wednesday—Foster’s Lobster, Legends and Laughter —$99.00

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

July 20, 2018, Friday—Twin River Casino—$15.00

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

August 14, 2018, Tuesday—Bobby Rydell with Opening Comedian Act —$99.00

 Includes Transportation, Lunch and Show

August 17, 2018, Friday—Twin River Casino—$15.00

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

September 11, 2018, Tuesday—Kenny & Dolly Tribute—$92.00. Includes Transportation to Danversport Yacht Club, Lunch, and Show.


Dignity Matters

Lack of access to sanitary products and underwear is a huge issue for tens of thousands of women and girls across the country.  Single moms, homeless and/or low income women and children, some fleeing domestic abuse are often faced with the humiliating dilemma of having to choose between food to survive or these basic necessities.  Food stamps don’t cover them, they are almost never donated, and schools and shelters often have no funds to purchase these items.  We are partnering up with Home Instead Senior Care and Dignity Matters during the month of July as a collection place for these items:  New Underwear; New or Gently Used Bras; Pads and Tampons; and Incontinence Briefs.  Please help us help women maintain some sense of dignity.  

For more information, please call Marty at (508) 429-0622


Lunch & Movie  -  12:00 pm 

Thursday, July 5th


Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart's troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.  

Starring:  Dennis Quaid, J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose

A $2 donation for lunch is requested. 

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


Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 26th at 12:30 pm

Sponsored by Residence at Valley Farm

The Senior Center will be hosting an Ice Cream Social for all Seniors of  Holliston.  The homemade sauces and ice cream will be generously prepared and donated by The Residence at Valley Farm.

There is no cost for this event.  Please consider bringing a donation for Dignity Matters as described in the Cookout article below.  You must sign up by July 18th by calling the Center at (508) 429-0622.



Thursday, July 12, 2018—12:00 pm

Burgers, Dogs, Fresh Salad, Friends and Music

Thanks to the generous donations from Ahronian Landscaping and the Senior Support Foundation, the staff and volunteers at the Holliston Senior Center invite you to join us for our summer cookout.  We will be preparing the food here at the Center and will serve it with some cold sides, cool drinks and a fresh yummy dessert.

In lieu of a monetary donation for the meal, we are joining Home Instead and Dignity Matters to help ensure women and girls in hardship maintain a sense of dignity, and asking for donations of feminine products, including new underwear, new or gently-used bras, pads and tampons, and incontinence briefs.

Please sign up prior to July 3rd for this fun, casual cookout event by calling (508) 429-0622




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