News & Events

The 2015 White House Conference On Aging (WHCOA). The WHCOA is holding regional forums across the country soliciting input & ideas. The regional forums are co-sponsored by AARP and coordinated with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations. The Regional Forum in Boston is scheduled on May 28th 2015. Participation is by invitation only but the event will be webcast live. When: Thur  ... Read More

13May

2015

Category: Senior Policy , News & Events , Boston , Senior Health , Senior Veterans , LGBT Seniors

photo courtesy: Woman's Club of Newton Highlands A veritable gem with rich historical roots in Newton is the Woman’s Club of Newton Highlands. Jane Croly The club, located at 72, Columbus Street in Newton Highlands, is now in its 98th year since its founding, dedicated to educational, humanitarian and social change. One can feel the overwhelming richness of history inside the main ha  ... Read More

28Apr

2015

Category: News & Events , Newton

It is hard to fathom the inability of Congress to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA) which has been languishing in limbo since 2011. While the bar of acceptable performance from the members of Congress continues to drop, the general indifference of the voting public is costing the country significantly in both economic and social costs. One of the victims of this apathy is the OAA.    ... Read More

10Apr

2015

Category: Senior Policy , News & Events

The brand new 22,000 sq. ft. Senior Center is scheduled to open in the next few weeks! Located at the north end of Ward Park, the Center is accessible via New Street off of Granger Boulevard (Route 20). The new center has many wonderful spaces and features including an impressive large dining room with commercial kitchen that can seat over 250 people, an open concept library with reading devices   ... Read More

21Feb

2015

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Marlborough

A quintet of singers from the Highland Glee Club will perform three classic love songs: Let Me Call You Sweetheart The Story of the Rose, a.k.a. Heart of My Heart I Love You Truly   photo courtesy: Highland Glee Club   Where: Wellesley Council of Aging219 Washington StreetWellesley, MA 02481 When: Friday, February 13, 2015  ... Read More

03Feb

2015

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Wellesley

Halloween Intergenerational Square Dance Night is on Tuesday, October 28, starting at 6:30 PM. As part of Entertainment Tuesdays by PACT (Pride Aging Community Together)   photo credit: Katie_Kullen under cc   Where: Newton Senior Center345 Walnut StreetNewtonville, MA 02460 When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM Contact: Molly Sass, Program CoordinatorNe  ... Read More

20Oct

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Newton

Brookline Senior Center’s 13th annual Autumn Benefit is on Wednesday, October 29, starting at 6 PM. It is a gala event and also the major fundraising event of the year that helps support the Center's operating budget. This year, Elias Audy, a long-time supporter of the Senior Center, and a much-loved community benefactor and businessman, will be honored. The top floor of the Senior Center will  ... Read More

03Oct

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Brookline

"Reinvest In You" A resource and information fair bringing together experts who specialize in supporting people as they navigate the complexities of successful aging, assess options and make changes for an exciting next chapter in their lives. Reinvest In You will feature a morning keynote speaker, relevant and informational workshops conducted by AARP and others, and a Health/Wellness Panel Pre  ... Read More

22Sep

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Wellesley

It is that time of the year for everyone, especially seniors and children to get a flu shot. Getting a flu shot really early in the season may not protect you towards the end of the flu season, especially if the season is long.  CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends getting a flu shot by October.   photo credit: USACE Europe District via photopin cc   Eac  ... Read More

04Sep

2014

Category: News & Events , Senior Health , Resources , LGBT Seniors , Senior Veterans , Wellness and Fitness

Some facts about Alzheimer’s: • Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.• More Than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and over 15 million people serving as their caregivers.• About 13 million women are either living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone who has   ... Read More

14Aug

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Boston , Senior Health , Alzheimer’s & Dementia

The Essex Day Trip begins with a private charter on board the Essex River Queen I. The cruise includes a full 1 1/2 hour narrated tour of the Essex River. It will explore the salt marsh and navigate within a protected bay. Lunch will be offered at Woodman’s with choices of a fried clam plate, fried scallop plate or fried combo plate (fish, scallops, clams and shrimp) served with fries and onio  ... Read More

12Aug

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Waltham

A wonderful project is in the works! A business enterprise that helps a social cause with meaningful impact – to open a café in the Boston area run entirely by people with disabilities. The tagline says it all – “Creating opportunities for people with all abilities, one cup of coffee at a time.” Galit Schwartz, an area resident and a volunteer at the Learning Program sponsored by the Bo  ... Read More

10Aug

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Boston , Brookline , Adults with Disabilities

The Brookline Senior Center is conducting workshops till August 20, 2014, on how to shop and cook for better health.  The workshop combines nutrition with physical activity.It includes a field trip to a market and how the USDA’s MyPlate plan works.  Also, each participant will get a manual and their own MyPlate healthy eating plan.Image courtesy: KEKO64/FreeDigitalPhotos.netLocation: B  ... Read More

26Jul

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Brookline

The Cambridge Citywide Senior Center will be hosting its annual Patio Dance Party on Aug 4th. Image courtesy: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Where:The Cambridge Citywide Senior Center806 Massachusetts Ave,Cambridge, MA 02139617.349.6060 Who:Master DJ Owen Howell When:Monday, Aug 4, 2014 between 5PM and 7PM Cost:$4 per person (includes dinner) Pre-registration required.  ... Read More

25Jul

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Cambridge

Did you know that hearing loss can lead to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?The Lexington Senior Center is hosting a Hearing Health Seminar.  Learn all there is to know about hearing as we age, causes of hearing loss, and the newest technology in hearing instruments. Image courtesy: David Castillo Dominici/FreeDigitalPhotos.net Where:Lexington Senior Center1475 Mass Ave. Lexington, M  ... Read More

16Jul

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Lexington

Are you interested in making healthy side dishes? The Marlborough Senior Center is conducting a nutrition workshop which includes: - Cooking techniques- A “grocery store tour”- Reading food labels- How to make healthy side dishes- Opportunity to try each side dish   Image courtesy: Dino De Luca/FreeDigitalPhotos.net Where:Hannaford's Supermarket193 Boston Post Road WMarlborough, MA 0  ... Read More

02Jul

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Marlborough

President Obama declared June 15, 2014 as the World Elder Abuse Awareness day. It is extremely important to raise the awareness of elder abuse, tools available to report such abuse and resources available to alleviate the suffering endured by our elders.   Image source: whitehouse.gov Click here to read the official press release from the White House.  ... Read More

23Jun

2014

Category: News & Events , Senior Health , Caring and Caregiving

Newton Senior Center is now offering classes in NIA!!What is Nia? Nia is a full body workout that combines elements from tai-chi, yoga and other healing arts.  Nia offers both fitness and relaxation benefits.Image courtesy: Ambro/FreeDigitalPhotos.netWhere:Newton Senior Center345 Walnut StreetNewtonville, MA 02460Main number: 617-796-1660Who:The class is led by Mary Stevenson, certi  ... Read More

23Jun

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Newton

WHEN Friday, July 4, 2014 EVENT TYPE City Calendar Event DETAILS City offices closed. Sunday parking rules in effect. Boston Public Libraries closed. BCYF Community Centers are closed. The Mirabella and Clougherty Pools will be open regular hours.  ... Read More

17Apr

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Boston

Meet the Mass Senior Action Council to hear about their campaign to uncover obstacles to Medicare, to strengthen Medicare and to improve access to healthcare. Image Source: Brookline Senior Center, http://www.brooklineseniorcenter.org/  ... Read More

05Apr

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Brookline

Join for great tips about how to choose what you keep, how best to store essential documents, and how to preserve the stories behind your photos, family letters, etc. Where:The Newton Senior Center345 Walnut StreetNewtonville, MA 02460 Telephone Number: 617.796.1660Who:Personal Historian Marjorie Turner Hollman.When:Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM.  ... Read More

03Jan

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Newton