All Senior Centers are Closed on October 12 for Columbus Day Holiday
Pleasant View Center, 328 North Main St. (413) 525-5436.
Friendship Club: Call at least a day in advance to register for luncheon.
Oct. 8: lunch is grilled chicken wrapped in ham and cheese; Harmonica and Polka Band
Oct. 15: lunch is meatloaf; The Country Duo performs.
Oct. 22: lunch is fish piccata; $5 bingo.
Oct. 29: lunch is roast pork; Harvest Party with “Old Country Road” entertainment.
Movie Matinee: In media center following lunch at 12:45 p.m. If coming for lunch at noon, please reserve a meal at least 24 hours in advance by calling the senior center.
Oct. 13 : “You’re Not You”
Oct. 20 : “Forever Strong”
Oct. 27: “My Best Friend’s Wedding”
Smiles for Seniors: Oct. 9, 10:45 a.m. presented by Interim HealthCare. Information on oral health as you age, whether you have your own teeth or not. Participants will received an Oral Health Supply take-home bag. Call the senior center to register.
Apple Picking: Oct. 16, 11:25 a.m. to Apple Place on Somers Road. Cost is $7. Call the senior center to sign up.
Glass Fusing Class: Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Sherry Coulis will guide you in creating two fused Christmas ornaments. Cost is $50. Call the senior center to register.
Senior Book Club: Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.
Canasta Players: Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. New Canasta group looking for players . Stop by to play or be taught. Call the senior center for information.
Senior Manicures: Licensed manicurist Catherine Rasid takes appointments at the senior center on alternate Thursdays. Call Cathy at 413-335-7422 for appointments on Oct. 8 and Oct. 22..
Free Massage Therapy: Christina Conti, LMT offers free massages on 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Wellness Center at the senior center. Call Christina for an appointment at 413-348-8370.
Reiki Clinic: A master practitioner will take appointments on the first Tuesday of each month, 9:30 a.m. to noon at an introductory rate of $10. Call Carleen at 413-525-7345 for an appointment.
Wednesdays: Morning Glory Walkers, 8 a.m.; Rail Trail Walkers, 8:30 a.m.; Chair Exercise, 9 a.m.; strength and cardio, 9:30 a.m.; bocce open group, 10 a.m.; cribbage, 10 a.m.; deaf seniors, 10 a.m.; Bosu Balance, 10:15 a.m.; French, 11 a.m.; chair volleyball, 1 p.m.
Thursdays: Bosu Balance, 8:30 a.m.; Bosu Balance, 9:30 a.m.; Trivia, 10 a.m.; billiards instruction, 10 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 10:30 a.m.; Canasta, 12:30 p.m.
Fridays: Morning Glory Walkers, 8 a.m.; Arthritis exercise, 8:30 a.m. Chair Exercise, 9 a.m.; bean bag baseball, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; cribbage, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 1 p.m.; needlework, 1 p.m.; line dancing class, 4 p.m.
Mondays; Morning Glory Walkers, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 8:30 a.m.; chair exercise, 9 a.m.; strength and cardio, 9:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 10:30 a.m.; pitch, 12:30 p.m.; ballroom dance $2.50, 1:30 p.m.; Zumba fitness/toning, 4:15 p.m.
Tuesdays: Bosu Balance, 8:30 a.m.; Arthritis Tai Chi, Level 2, 9:30 a.m.; Arthritis Tai Chi, Level 1, 10:30 a.m.; ballroom/latin dance, 10:30 a.m.; mah jong, 12:30 p.m.; movie, 12:45 p.m.
299 Elm St. (860) 763-7425, enfield-ct.gov and click on Senior Center.
Pickleball: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at the courts at Mark Twain on South Road. All games are drop in and everyone is welcome.
Fermi High School students – Technology Instruction: Tuesdays, 3 – 5 p. Will help participants with any questions about their computer, tablet, phone or social media. Available for one-on-one lessons also.
Flu Clinic: Oct. 8, 16 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary
Superintendent of Enfield Public Schools Dr. Jeffrey Schumann: Oct. 14, noon luncheon. All community older adults are invited to this complimentary lunch. Dr. Schumann will also host a conversation at 1 p.m. Bring your questions and comments to share with him. Call 860-763-7428 for reservation.
Coloring for Stress Relief: Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. We provide coloring sheets, colored pencils and a relaxing cup of tea. No charge but registration is requested.
The Magic of Brian Miller: Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Tickets on sale for $7 per person. Dessert and coffee will be served.
Enfield Single Seniors: Oct.. 21, 6 p.m. Pot luck dinner at the senior center. Bring your favorite dish and your own dinnerware. New members are welcome.
“Beatles for Sale” Tribute Band: Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Tickets on sale for $7 per person including coffee and dessert.
Ageless Grace classes: Free trial class Oct. 26, 2:15 – 3 p.m. Cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity involving all five areas of the brain and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills ne3ded for lifelong optimal function. Class coming to the senior center in November. Call the senior center office to register.
Oct. 7, 1 p.m.: Social Security Check-Up.
Oct. 21, 1 p.m.: Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.
Oct. 22, 6 p.m. Do You Have Prediabetes?
Day trips are available for sale on or after the trip sign-up date.
Nov. 4: Foxwoods Resort Casino and Theater to celebrate Veterans day with the music of the 4TROOPS. Cost $80 per person.
Nov. 18: Goodspeed Opera House to see “A Wonderful Life.” Prior to show, lunch at Gelston House restaurant. Cost is $149 per person.
Dec. 3: Foxwoods with Lee Greenwood “Tennessee Christmas” Cost. $94 per person. Sign-up date: Oct. 9, 10 a.m.
AARP CHAPTER 3062 TRAVEL CLUB: For reservations, call Evelyn at (860) 749-8798 or Stacia at (860) 749-3714. Pick-up for all trips will be on the west side of Macy’s, near Wendy’s. Anyone wishing to join Chapter 3062 can do so by coming to any meeting, held on the first Thursday of the month.
Oct. 14: Octoberfest at Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, NY German lunch and entertainment with German music and dancing. Standing Steamship Roast Sandwich for ride home. $91 per person. Departs at 7:45 a.m.
Nov. 1: We have added another bus to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Cost: $74 per person. Register at the senior center front desk.
Nov. 17: Newport Playhouse and Cabaret in Newport, RI. Includes buffet lunch, a playhouse comedy show “Remember Me?”, and a cabaret show. Departs 8:30 a.m. $82 per person.
Dec. 6: “Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Party”, Paul Salos, America’s Got Talent finalist will amaze you with his talent and Sinatra sounds and looks. This is an exclusive matinee show at the Hu Ke Lau. Includes a plated lunch and reserved seating. Departs 10:30 a.m. $85 per person.
LONGMEADOW Senior Center, 231 Maple Road, (413) 565-4150.
Flu Clinics in 2015:
Oct. 8, 4 – 6 p.m. Greenwood Adult (Over 60 room)
Oct. 14, noon – 2 p.m., Greenwood Adult Center
Oct. 28, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Greenwood Adult Center
Nov. 3, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Storrs Library Meeting Room
Longmeadow Veterans’ Circle: Oct. 7, 12:15 p.m. View documentary film “Price of Peace.” A lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. prior to the meeting and is free to veterans. You must call and sign up for lunch at least 24 hours ahead at 413-525-4150.
Over 60 Club: Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m. Steve and Tom Duo will entertain with music from the 40′s through the 70′s. Yearly dues are $10 (drop in rate is $5) and includes cake and coffee. New members are always welcome. Call 413-567-0584 with questions.
AARP Smart Driver Course: Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.. – noon; Refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. No test to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road. Call the senior center to register in advance.
Classical Music: Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.
Movie: Oct. 15, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. “McFarland, USA.”
Senator Eric Lesser: Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. Bring your questions and say “Hi.”
Discussion Group: Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. moderated by Saul Finestone. Open discussion of current events and topics that you bring along and would like to discuss.
Bingo: Oct. 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $3 a card. join in the fun; bring your friends. Six games, six ways to win.
Journey to Jazz: Oct. 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m. DVD recording of Benny Goodman’s last recorded live performance in 1981.
Halloween Bash: Oct. 29, noon; We will trick or treat, paint pumpkins, play Halloween bingo, tell ghost stories and eat ghoulish treats. Prizes for best costumes.
Book Club: Nov. 3, 12:20 – 1:30 p.m. November reading is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.
Play Bridge: Thursdays, 12:30 – 3 p.m. George Armstrong coordinates bridge games for non-competitive players. You are welcome whether you are a beginner, haven’t played for a long time or just like to play for fun.
Oct. 21: Art in the Orchard at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, MA. Self-guided trail about half mile long; 28 selected sculptors. Bring a picnic lunch or buy pre-picked apples, peaches, berries and cider slushies in the farm stand. Van will leave the center at 10 a.m. and return by 2 p.m. $5 per person for the van.
19 Battle St., (860) 763-4379. Florence Hurley; fax: (860) 763-8229. Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. www.somersct.gov
Flu Clinic: 9 – 11 a.m.
Senior Club Lunch – noon to 1 p.m.:
Oct. 7: stuffed chicken breast
Oct. 14: roast beef and potatoes
Oct. 21: pizza
Oct. 28: ham and scalloped potatoes
Wednesday: 1 -3:30 p.m. Dominoes; Wii bowling, 1 -3:30 p.m.; Pitch card group, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: Healthy breakfast, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m; Chair Aerobics, 10 a.m.; bingo, noon – 3:30 p.m.; Bridge Club, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: Qigong, 8:30 – 9 a.m.; Art group, 9 a.m. – noon;
Monday: Chair aerobics, 10 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Coffee Donuts, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.; Reiki (by appointment) Knitting Group, 9 – 11 a.m; Pinochle group, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Pitch card group, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
DEPT. ELDER AFFAIRS
Fuel Assistance Applications: Applications are taken by appointment only. Call 413-732-1072 to schedule your appointment or for information. This is a federally funded program to assist low income and elderly households with their winter heating bills. Eligibility is determined on the basis of a household’s gross income (before deductions) and size.
Outreach Help line, weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., (413) 750-2896.
Mature Workers Program: Are you 55 or older and seeking employment? Low income seniors may qualify to work as Senior Aides. Call (413) 787-6126 for information
Fitness Center:310 Plainfield St., residents 50 and over, $1 per day or $10 per month. Wheelchair accessible. Open 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call Margaret Sheldon, (413) 886-5240.
Basic Computer Training: With Generations online, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (413) 750-2090 to register.
Golden Age Travel Club: To register, call (413) 787-6486. Buses depart from Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex.
Greater New Life Christian Center
1323 Worcester St., Indian Orchard, (413) 304-2077.
Tuesdays: Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; fun and games, 1 p.m.; afternoon prayer, 1 p.m.; Cyber 4 Seniors Intro to Computing, 2 p.m.
Thursdays: Arts and crafts, 11 a.m.; hula hoop and aerobics for seniors, noon; day spa, 1-3 p.m.
CLODO CONCEPCION COMMUNITY CENTER
1187 1/2 Parker St., (413) 750-2873.
Monday: Walking Club/Coffee Hour, 9 a.m.; dancercize, 9:30 a.m.; mini-strength class, 11:30 a.m.; lunch, $2 donations requested; reservations required.
Tuesday: Walk Club/Coffee Hour, 9 a.m.; walk/strength class, 10:30 a.m.; tai chi, 10:45 a.m.; line dancing, 1 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday: Walk Club/Coffee Hour, 9 a.m.; mini-strength class, 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon; $2 donation requested; reservations a must.
Thursday: Walk Club/Coffee Hour, 9 a.m.; walk/strength class, 10:30 a.m.; pitch, 12:15 – 3 p.m., $2.
Friday: Sixteen Acres Golden Age Club meeting, 1 – 3 p.m.
FOREST PARK MANOR
25 Barney Lane, Springfield, (413) 787-7714. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lunch: Hot lunch served 2nd, 4th Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
$2, reservations required by the previous Friday, call (413) 787-7714.
Tuesdays: Easy Does It group exercise, 10:30 a.m.
Third Thursday Wellness clinic, blood pressure, blood
sugar checks and INR checks, 11:30 a.m.; Vietnamese Women’s Group, 10 a.m.-noon.
GOOD LIFE CENTER
1600 East Columbus Ave., (413) 787-6785.
Computer Lab: Two-week class on Tuesdays and Thurs´
days, 9:30-11 a.m. Call (413) 787-6785 to register.
ACTIVITIES: Mondays, 9-11 a.m., New Goodtime Singers.
309 Chestnut St., (413) 739-4874, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lunches: Monday through Friday, noon. Call by 11 a.m. Members $3.25, non-members $3.50. Delivery, add 25 cents.
Line Dancing: Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. in the dining room.
Trains Running: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m
HUNGRY HILL CENTER
773 Liberty Street, Springfield, (413) 733-9411; Director, Linda M. Henley.
Open Mon.Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday: Light aerobics and strength exercise, 10:30 a.m.; social hour, coffee and news, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Knitting and crocheting group, 9:30 a.m.; Pokeno, noon; hot lunch served every second and fourth Tuesday, noon. Call the senior center for reservations; required by the previous Friday.
Thursday: Exercise group, 10:30 a.m.; tai chi, 1st and 3rd Thursday, noon, $3; movie matinee, 1:30 p.m.
Friday: Line dancing, 10 a.m.; Brown bag, every second Friday; Reflexology and cair massage, every third Friday.
439 Union St., Emerson Hall, (413) 733-3917.
Monday: Bible study, 10-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Bingo, noon; chair class, 1-2 p.m.; blood pressure screening, 12:30-1 p.m.
Wednesday: Strength with Bands, 10:30 a.m. (alternate biweekly with line dancing).
Friday: Movie, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 12:30 p.m.
1516 Sumner Ave., (413) 782-4536; contact: Alex Martin, director, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunches: First and third Thursday, 11:45 a.m.
Monday: Line dancing, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Dominoes, 10 a.m.; arts and crafts, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Easy Does It exercise, 9 a.m.; meditation, inspirational dancing.
Thursday: Lunches, 11:45 a.m.; gardening in small spaces, 11 a.m.
Friday: Tai chi, 8:45 a.m.; weight loss support; blood pressure check; diabetic screening, 10 a.m.
335 Berkshire Ave., (413) 732-1072.
Lunch: Daily, 11:45 a.m., $2.
Monday: Chair exercise, 9:15 a.m.; coffee with friends, 9:30 a.m.;cards, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Chair exercises, a.m.; coffee with friends, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10-11:30 a.m.; bingo, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday: Coffee with friends, 9:30 a.m.; foot care,
second Wednesday, by appointment; cards, 1 p.m.; wellness clinic, fourth Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday: Coffee with friends, 9:30 a.m.; Golden Agers, 1 p.m.
Friday: Coffee with friends, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 1 p.m.; pokeno, 1-3 p.m.; movie.
122 Clyde St., (413) 787-5220, hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch: 11:15 a.m.
Monday: Coffee hour, 8 a.m.; Elm’s nurses, glucose and blood pressure clinic, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Open Art Studio, noon.
Tuesday: Coffee hour, 8 a.m.; drop-in knitting with Nancy, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Open Art Studio, all day.
Wednesday: Coffee hour, 8 a.m.; Crochet basics, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Open Art Studio, all day.
Thursday: Coffee hour, 8 a.m.; resident doctors from Brightwood Health Center; lectures and education program, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; sewing project, noon.
Friday:Coffee hour, 8 a.m.; Fit Fridays!, lectures, cooking demonstrations, activities, Fitness with Glenny, strengthening, stretching and smiling, 10 – 11 a.m.; book club with Hayde from Brightwood Library, 11 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Open Art Studio, noon.
Available Daily: Billiards and dominoes.
Brown Bag for Food Pantry: Fourth Tuesday of the month (unless it is a holiday.)
1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715, or online at springfieldjcc.org
Kosher Meals: Served daily. To reserve a lunch, call 413-739-4715 by 11 a.m. the day before.
Transportation Service: Available Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Call 413-739-4715 for more information or for reservations. Cost $2 per ride or buy a card of 12 rides for $18.
Medical Stock Exchange: You can borrow medical equipment from the JCC. Canes, walkers, shower chairs, motorized scooters and more in our inventory. Please donate gently used equipment that is no longer needed.
The Civil War: Its Causes, Technology and Much More: Oct. 14 – Nov. 18. presented by Stu Greene. Cost: $100 JCC members, $135 general public.
Clinics: Blood pressure screenings, Thursdays, 11
To register for trips, stop by the JCC, contact Beverly Nadler at email@example.com or call (413) 739-4715.
Oct. 20: Trip to O’Live A Little Specialty Gourmet at Evergreen Walk.
Includes transportation and 10% store discount on all purchases made that evening. Cost: $15 JCC members, $20 general public.
Oct. 29: The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, includes transportation, driver gratuity, lunch and admission to museum. Cost $100 JCC members and Glenmeadow residents. $110 general public. Co-sponsored by Glenmeadow Retirement.
Nov. 5: A Wonderful Life, new musical based on the classic film, at the Goodspeed Opera Hosue. Includes orchestra seat, transportation, driver gratuity and lunch at the Gelston House. Cost $115 JCC members and pasts trip participants, $120 general public.
145 Bridge St., (860) 668-8830, Paula J. Pascoe, director; Open Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lunch menu: Make reservations 24 hours in advance. Lunches are $3.50. If it’s your first time having lunch at the senior center, it’s on us! Spread the word, bring a friend.
Oct. 7: Beef stroganoff over egg noodles
Oct. 8: Corn chowder and seafood stuffed pita
Oct. 14: baked haddock
Oct. 15: spaghetti and meatballs
Oct. 21: lasagna
Oct. 22: Hawaiian ham and Swiss sliders
Oct. 28: herbed baked chicken
Oct. 29: lazy stuffed cabbage
We will resume soup lunches in October on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 5. For $2 you get 8 oz. bowl of soup and crackers. No reservations are necessary.
Wednesdays: Billiards, 8 a.m.; library/computers, 8 a.m.; A Stroke of Color, 8:30 a.m.; Pilates with yoga, 9 a.m.; computer assistance, 9:30 a.m.; cardio fit, 10:10 a.m.; chair exercise, 11:20 a.m.; lunch, noon; bingo, 1 p.m.; cards, 2 p.m.; yoga, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Billiards, 8 a.m.; library/computers, 8 a.m; computer assistance, 9:30 a.m.; line dancing, 10 a.m.; lunch, noon; bingo, 1 p.m.; cards, 1 p.m.; beginner line dance, 3 p.m.; combo cardio-yoga, 4:30 p.m.; A Stroke of Color, 6 p.m.; Salsa, 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: Billiards, 8 a.m.; library/computers, 8 a.m.; Pilates with yoga, 9 a.m.; Wii bowling, 9 a.m.; bunco, 10 a.m.; cardio fit, 10:10 a.m.
Mondays: Billiards, 8 a.m.; library/computers, 8 a.m.; Pilates with yoga, 9 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 9:30 a.m.; Cardio Fit, 10:10 a.m.; cards, 1 p.m.; cards, 1 p.m.; A Stroke of Color, 6 p.m.
Tuesdays: Billiards, 8 a.m.; library/computers, 8 a.m.; line dancing, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 10 a.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; A Stroke of Color, 1 p.m.; Combo cardio Yoga, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 6:30 p.m.
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