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November Senior Center Happenings

From Linda Sottile

You can see / print the entire November events’ calendar by clicking here -> https://www.townofholliston.us/sites/hollistonma/files/uploads/calendar_nov_2019.p

The November events listed below are featured for your consideration.

Brad Jackson, Superintendent of Schools – Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Brad Jackson, Superintendent of Schools, will be visiting the Senior Center to introduce himself to you.  Please come by to hear about what is going on in the Holliston school system. Learn about potential opportunities in substitute teaching, and any other topics you may want to ask about regarding the school system. 

Please sign up by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622


Lunch & Movie – Thursday, November 7th; 12:00 pm

Yesterday”—PG13

A bus accident knocks out aspiring singer-songwriter Jack Malik. Upon waking up, he discovers that he’s living in a world where The Beatles never existed. As a result, he’s able to pass off their songs as his own.

Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino

A $2 donation for lunch is requested. 

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


CREATIVE CRAFTS – Fridays 9:30 am—11:30 am

“Come and Be Your Creative Self”

We have everything from knitting, macramé, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and, crafts. Bring your projects in and we will all work together. We will also be working on Holliston Love Projects and other Special Projects listed below.


Thanksgiving Luncheon – Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With Storyteller, Davis Bates

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.  We will be serving the traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings and apple or pumpkin pie for dessert.

To sign up, please call the Senior Center by November 7th at (508) 429-0622

A special Thank You to the Holliston Cultural Council for sponsoring Davis Bates’ performance.

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


Coffee With Holliston Police – Thursday, November 14 at 9:30 am

Sergeant Glenn Dalrymple and other officers will join us at the Senior Center on the following date for some coffee and conversation:

BASIC FIRST AID / DEFIBRILATION

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


SPECIAL PROJECTS – Friday, November 15th and 22nd

SNOWMAN FAMILY

Learn how to start your own Snowman Family.  You will be shown how to make two snowmen.  Sign up for 1 or 2 weeks—$2.00 donation each week 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.  You do not need to sign up for weeks that do not include a special project, Just bring in your current project, or if you are interested in learning a new craft, swing on by to talk with other crafters for advice and instruction..


GOLDEN YOUTH TECHNOLOGY TRAINING –

Thursdays, November 14th and November 21st 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.


HHS Play & Dinner—MAMMA MIA! – Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm (No Charge)

Join the Holliston High School Theatre 370 for their dress rehearsal of Mamma Mia and the National Honor Society for dinner at the High School.  Dinner will begin at 6:30 and the play will start immediately after. 

We need to give the school a count for dinner a week prior to the event, so please be sure to sign up by November 12th by calling the Senior Center at

(508) 429-0622.

Transportation will be available. You must call the MWRTA at least 2 days prior at (508) 820-4650.


Attorney Arthur Bergeron – Wednesday, November 20, 2019—1:00 pm

“Making the Last Year of Your Life as Good as it Can Be”

Oftentimes, prior to death, seniors start to decline in the last year or so of their lives.  The good news is that with modern medical technology, doctors are now able to detect a decline in health well in advance.  How do we plan to make this remaining time as good as it can be?  Join elder law attorney Arthur Bergeron and his guests, including a geriatric care manager and other professionals in your area, as they discuss the options available within your community.

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


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

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

Calling All Pool Shark Wanna-Be’s

 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.


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


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. 

Twin River Casino – Friday, November 15, 2019—$15.00

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

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.


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.


Grief and Loss Support Group – Second Monday of the month – 1:00 to 2:30 pm

November 18th (3rd Monday because of Holiday)

“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 andimpart 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.  


Monday Evening—Mindful Meditation – Monday Evenings at 6:30 pm

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

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.


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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