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Holliston Senior Center December Activities

From Linda Sottile

Holliston Police Association Annual Holiday Luncheon

Monday, December 2, 2019; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Police Association for their annual Holiday meal at the Senior Center.  Get a chance to meet some of our officers and thank them for their service while they serve a hot turkey dinner prepared by Outpost Farm.

Please bring a donation for the Holliston Food Pantry.

There is a limit on how many we can seat at this free event, so please call the Senior Center by November 25th to sign up at (508) 429-0622.

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HOLIDAY FLOWER ARRANGING

 Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 am

Due to popular demand, we will once again have a holiday wreath making / flower arranging class with Linda M.

Participants will have a choice of making a silk holiday arrangement or wreath.  Please call by November 25th and let us know what you would like to make when you sign up at (508) 429-0622. 

Cost is $5.00 to help cover the cost of the supplies.

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GARY HYLANDER presents

“PEARL HARBOR”

Thursday, December 5, 2019—1:00 pm

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise preemptive military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ formal entry into World War II the next day. 

Presentation Sponsored by Timothy Daniels House

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

 Also remember to sign up for our “You-Pick-Two” lunch for $2.00 served at noon before the presentation.

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Grief and Loss Support Group

December 9th – 1:00 to 2:30 pm

“Being in nature one becomes aware of the infinite circle of life.  There is evidence of decay, destruction and death: there are also examples of rejuvenation, restoration and renewal.  The never-ending cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth can put life and death into perspective and impart a sense of constancy after experiencing a life changing loss or a death.”  Kirsti A. Dyer, MD

If you have experienced grief and loss and would like to join us in community, friendship and support please join us on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Please register with our Receptionist in advance so that we can have enough supplies on hand at (508) 429-0622.

Feel free to call Marty for more information.  

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AAA New License Renewal Program

Thursday, December 12, 2019; 1:00 pm

Are you aware that beginning October 2020 you will need a “Real ID” to fly or to enter federal buildings.  This has made renewing your licenses more complex.  On December 12th a representative from AAA will come in and explain all you need to know about the new driver’s license renewal and the “Real ID” program, including a list of the new documents you will need to renew your license.

Please sign up by calling the Senior Center

at (508) 429-0622.

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GOLDEN YOUTH TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Thursday, December 12th at 2:30 pm

Students from the Golden Youth Program at the Holliston High School will come to the Senior Center to help you learn how to use any of your devices—Cell Phone, Tablet/iPad, Computer, etc.

Please call the Center at

(508) 429-0622 to register ahead of time.

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CREATIVE CRAFTS

“Come and Be Your Creative Self”

Fridays 9:30 am—11:30 am

DECORATIVE HOLIDAY BOX

Friday, December 13th

You will be shown how to create a decorative box to use for your holiday giving—$3.00 donation helps cover supplies.

Please be sure to sign up at (508) 429-0622 for any Special Projects at least a week ahead of time so we can be sure to have enough supplies. 

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Holiday Luncheon

Entertainment Provided by The Tune Timers

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the staff, volunteers, friends and the Tune Timers to celebrate the winter holidays.  Please call by December 4th to sign up for a delicious Italian meal with yummy pastries and music to follow.

To register, please call the Senior Center by December 4th at (508) 429-0622.

A $6 donation is requested (Must be paid in advance.)

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Lunch & Movie – 12:00 pm

 Thursday, December 19th ~ Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

An old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.  

Starring:  Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood

A $2 donation for lunch is requested. 

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

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

Calling All Pool Shark Wanna-Be’s

New Program to be held on two Wednesdays each month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. 

Want to learn the basics of playing pool or do you already know the basics but would like to learn how to play better. Make an appointment for a free 1-on-1 lesson with one of the instructors here at the Center.

Call the Senior Center to schedule your 30-minute lesson.  Check calendar for dates.

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BALANCE, STRENGTH & EDUCATION FOR FALL PREVENTION

Tuesdays 2:45 pm—3:30 pm

Patty Osten, PT, is back!  Any age can participate in this free class that focuses on balance, strength, and education to prevent falls and fall-related injuries. 

Funding for this program is through grant funds provided by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs

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OVERNIGHT/EXTENDED TRIPS

These trips are offered through the Senior Support Foundation and Collette Travel.

Complete details on these trips will be available at the Senior Center and in future newsletters. 

MAY 15-22, 2020—CANYON COUNTRY  8 Days

Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park

AUGUST 1-12, 2020 – ALASKA DISCOVERY LAND AND CRUISE  13 Days

Cruise the inside passage and uncover stunning wildlife in Alaska’s Denali National Park on this journey from Alaska to Vancouver.

DAY TRIPS

Complete details on these trips will be available at the Senior Center.  New trips will be added soon for 2020.

SOME 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. 


 Wright’s Farm & LaSalette Lights

Friday, December 6, 2019—$69.00

Transportation, Luncheon, Light Display & Concert

Twin River Casino

Friday, January 17, 2020—$15.00

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

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VFW & American Legion Annual Roast Beef Dinner

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm 

~ No Charge ~

The Holliston VFW and American Legion will be hosting their annual roast beef dinner at the Senior Center.

This wonderful dinner fills up fast, so please call the Center and reserve your seat.

Please bring a non-perishable item to the Center for the Holliston Food Pantry.

Please register by December 27th by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622

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FUEL ASSISTANCE

Winter is on the way, so if your income is below $37,360 for a single person or below $48,855 for two people you may be eligible for help paying your heating bills.  This program runs from November 1 through April 30th and is available for both homeowners and renters.  We, here at the Senior Center, can assist any resident of Holliston (regardless of age) with this application.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call Marty Schneier at  (508) 429-0622.

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Monday Evening—Mindful Meditation

“Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.”  ~ Ajahn Brahm

Monday Evenings at 6:30 pm

We will resume meeting weekly for an hour of meditation and community each Monday evening.  We will continue exploring downloaded guided meditations, music and an occasional guest facilitator to help us release the stress of the day and bring greater clarity, awareness and acceptance to the present moment. 

Please call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to register.  Ask for Marty should you need further information.

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GIFT DONATIONS WANTED

Would you like to help your friends and neighbors this holiday season?  The Senior Center is accepting donations for seniors who are alone or in need.  Items such as hats, gloves, blankets, personal care items, puzzle books, candy, and gift cards to grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. are a few suggestions.

If you have questions, know someone in need, or want to make a donation, please see any staff member.  Please drop off all donations by Wednesday, December 11th.  If you would prefer to make a cash donation, checks can be made out to the SSF. Thank you for making this a happier holiday season for everyone!

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