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Senior Center Events for May (and beyond)

by Linda Sottile
May 2, 2019

To see the entire slate of events at the Senior Center click here ->https://www.townofholliston.us/senior-center

Here are the featured events for May along with several upcoming trips.


To see the entire slate of events at the Senior Center click here ->https://www.townofholliston.us/senior-center

Here are the featured events for May along with several upcoming trips.


Coffee Hour With Holliston Police

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 9:30 am

Sergeant Glenn Dalrymple and other officers will join us at the Senior Center for some coffee and conversation.

Auxiliary Capabilities & Contributions to Public Safety

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


 MEET LIBBY (The Online Librarian) at the Holliston Senior Center

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

Have you met Libby?  Learn about Libby, the electronic app that allows you to download e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and even movies from the library.  Wait, movies?  Yes, if it’s raining, you can still exercise with yoga or tai chi DVDs.  Or you can find other feature films to watch!

Join Tammy and Jen from the Library at the Senior Center.  Please remember to bring your library card and device (if you have one). If you need a new card, please bring an ID and we can set you up!

Sign up with the Receptionist at (508) 429-0622


Habitat for Humanity ~ Home Repair Program

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Our Home Repair program is an outreach initiative that seeks to provide a wide range of opportunities for low to moderate income homeowners, including Veterans, who are struggling to maintain their homes due to age, disability, or family circumstances.  This program allows us to partner with families to help them reclaim their homes with pride and dignity, focusing on exterior home repairs to address health, life and safety/code issues. 

Each repair consists of an interior and/or exterior project. This is intended to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues, or code violations.

Scope of Work, includes but is not limited to:  Roof repairs and replacement; Renovations & upgrades to satisfy handicap accessibility & ADA requirements such as ramps, repairs to outdoor stairs; Deck repair or replacement.

Qualifying families who are selected must be:  Homeowners living within our service area; pay for their repairs based on their income; living within 30-80% of the median income of their county; and current on their mortgage, property taxes, and insurance.

Please join us at the Senior Center by calling (508) 429-0622 and registering in advance.


Day Trip to the State House

Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 8:30 am—$15.00

State House tour, visit our State Library archives, and end with lunch.  Transportation will be provided by a Senior Center van and will depart the Center around 8:30 am.

Limited to 10 attendees, please sign up early by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622



Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Estate planning is not just for couples!  Everyone should have an estate plan in place to protect you and your assets should you become frail, incapable of caring for yourself, or to simplify things should you pass away.  Elder Law Attorney Arthur Bergeron will discuss best estate planning practices for singles. 

Please call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign up for one of these presentations.


Lunch & Movie   

 Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm


Idealistic couple Ellie and Pete find themselves overwhelmed when they open up their home to foster teenager Lizzy and her two younger siblings, Juan and Lita. With the help of fellow foster parents and agency workers, they learn to navigate the joys and pitfalls of parenting to become a modern family. 

Starring:  Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Tig Notaro, Octavia Spencer

A $2 donation for lunch is requested. 

You must sign up in advance (508) 429-0622.


SUMMER KICKOFF COOKOUT With Scott Martell, Magician

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Burgers, Dogs, Fresh Salads, Friends and Magic!

Come join us to kick off the start of Summer.

$3.00 Donation Requested.  Please sign up by calling (508) 429-0622 before May 14th for this fun, casual cookout event.


GARY HYLANDER “Forty Whacks”: Lizzie Borden on Trial 

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

In the summer of 1892, Fall River, Massachusetts was the site of one of the most notorious murder trials of the Gilded Age.  The wealthy Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were brutally hacked to death.  Lizzie Borden, the daughter of Andrew Borden, was charged with the gruesome murders.  Characterized in the press as the “Protestant Nun,” residents of Fall River and the public in general found it hard to believe that a woman of Lizzie’s class, background and wealth could commit such a savage double murder.

Presentation Sponsored by Timothy Daniels House

Please sign up with the Receptionist at (508) 429-0622 for this presentation. 



Complete details on these trips will be available at the Senior Center.


 MGM Springfield—Friday, May 17, 2019—$35.00

Transportation, $20 Slot Play, $10 Food Credit

3 Redneck Tenors—Tuesday, June 18, 2019—$92.00

Transportation, Luncheon, Show

Twin River Casino—Friday, June 21, 2019—$15.00

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

Michael Minor—Tuesday, July 16, 2019—$99.00

Transportation, Foster’s Lobster bake, Show

Provincetown Ferry—Thurs, August 22, 2019—$79.00

Transportation, Ferry Ride, 5 Hours in Provincetown

Cruising the Charles—Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019—$89.00

Transportation, Boston Tour, Luncheon, Cruise

Granite State Chocolate & Wine Tour—Thursday, October 3, 2019—$89.00

Transportation, Sanborn Candy, Luncheon, Flag Hill Winery Tour

Foxwoods—Friday, October 18, 2019—$35.00

Transportation, $10 Slot Play, Free Buffet ($10 Food)

Wright’s Farm & LaSalette Lights—DATE CHANGE—Friday, December 6, 2019—$59.00

Transportation, Luncheon, Light Display & Concert



Phone and email scams are rampant. We continue to team up with the Holliston Police Department in trying to get warnings out about this deceitful practice.

Three of the most prevalent calls currently, mostly targeting senior citizens, come from people pretending to be with Eversource or NStar, the IRS or from a group calling themselves, National Social Security.  These are most always SCAMS.  NEVER give personal information, credit card information or send money until you have called the appropriate agency yourself and made sure the demand for payment is real.

When in doubt, check with trusted family and friends, the Holliston Police Department, or feel free to call the Senior Center Staff at (508) 429-0622.


Don’t Become a Victim of Medicare Fraud!

Medicare scams are common, including one in which people are being sent braces they don’t need. 

· Do not provide your Medicare or Social Security number to anyone, except your trusted medical providers.

· Medicare and Social Security will NOT call you and ask for personal information.

· Hang up if anyone calls you or sends you a postcard offering you free products or claiming to be from Medicare. Beware!

· Do not accept or open any packages you did not order.

To report potential fraud, you can contact the police or the Massachusetts SMP program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 1-800-892-0890. To schedule a SHINE appointment, call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622.


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