CAN YOU HELP?
The Senior Center has several volunteer vacancies. Positions include receptionist, The Bistro@119 and shopping helper on the van. Please contact Jocelyn Ehrhardt at 508-393-5035 for more information.
***SAVE THE DATE***
The Annual Veterans Luncheon will be held on November 6, 2015. More details will be in next month’s newsletter.
We’ll be adding a couple more classes to our busy calendar. In November, we’ll start a series of Computer classes using Word, Excel and PowerPoint that will build your computer literacy no matter your skill level. We’re also looking for folks looking to learn how to play Texas Hold ‘em.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO DO MORE WITH MUSIC OR ARE YOU A FIRST-TIME LEARNER?
We’d love to have you! There will also be sign-up sheets at the front desk of the Senior Center for anyone interested in potential upcoming classes, including Introduction to Music Appreciation Basics of Rhythm, and Storytelling Through Music.
FALL PREVENTION EVENT
Date: October 20
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The Community Health Workers, Sara Oliveira and Lanie Silva, from the Public Health Department, specialized in fall prevention will be offering information about how to keep your home “fall-proof”. They will help you to identify any possible fall hazards in your home and how to eliminate them. Your safety is important to us. Take advantage of this free program! You will receive a gift during the Home Safety Assessment, a FALL PREVENTION KIT! Please sign up for the Fall Prevention event by calling the Senior Center: 508-393-5035 or in person.
TURKEY CRAFT CLASS
Dates: October 20, 22, 27, 29
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Sue Hogan
Looking for a fun craft to make for the fall? Join Sue Hogan who will be offering a craft class to make this Thanksgiving turkey. It’s so cute and it uses bottle caps, buttons and venetian blinds. It’s earth friendly because it recycles items you may be throwing away. We are asking everyone to save bottle caps from soda, water, and juice. We’ll need larger
ones too (covers from whipped topping, sour cream, and margarine). Please bring in the tops throughout September and October so we’ll be all set to make turkeys in a series of 4 classes over the last two weeks of October.
Dates: October 13th and 27th
Time: 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Hilary Goyette
Have you heard about the newest way to have fun and create a piece of artwork? Well it’s come to the Senior Center and you’ll be having fun while discovering the hidden artist in yourself. Hilary Goyette is an instructor at Brush it Off Paint and Sip Bar and is looking forward to sharing her love of art with you. You’ll enjoy step-by-step art instruction as you create your own work of art. Don't worry about materials or technique--you'll get step-by-step instruction and everything you need to create your own work of art to take home with you. You can choose to come to one or both classes this month. At each class you will complete a work of art. From the professional instruction to the canvas to the paint, all your bases are covered. You’ll have fun
and by the end of the class you will be telling your inner art critic to get lost.
6 SERVICES, CLUBS, GROUPS & COURS
Beginner Bridge Class
Dates: September 15 – October 27 (no class on October 6)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Jeanne E. Martin
Cost: $25.00 for 6 weeks
The initial Beginner’s Bridge Class will concentrate on an introduction to the Standard American System of bidding which is a combination of the teachings of Charles Goren and Eli Culbertson. During the following weeks, the students
will learn how to score and how to bid their hands correctly. They will also be taught the rudiments of defense and the best way to play the contracts. About an hour of the class will be devoted to Formal Teaching followed by an hour of
actual Bridge Playing. Playing is usually the student’s favorite part! After eight weeks of intensive lessons, the students will be well on their way to playing the very challenging game of Bridge!
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Date: October 13th - November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM
Facilitator: Rev. Sharon Lamothe
The VNA Carenetwork/Hospice offers a Bereavement Support Group to anyone in the Northborough area who is suffering a loss by death. There is no cost to attend the group and registration is not required. The group
meetings have been and will continue be held at the Northborough Senior Center on 119 Bearfoot Rd. in Northborough. You are welcome to join the group at any time during the series.
For more information please contact Ted MacNeil, Bereavement Services Coordinator @ 508-421-5120, Ext. 5624 or Rev. Sharron Lamothe, Hospice Chaplain who will be facilitating the group @ 1-800-521-5539, Ext 6337.
Date: October 26
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free sandwich of your choice for Northborough seniors with October birthdays
Please join us for Birthday Lunch at the Bistro@119. If you are a town resident and have a birthday in October, the Friends will treat you to a lunch at the Bistro@119, which includes a sandwich of your choice, and of course, cake and ice cream. Even if you’re not celebrating a birthday, we’d love to have you join the festivities. Please call the Senior Center at 508-393-5035 to make your reservation. We mail out birthday coupons to Town Residents to be used the day of the
birthday lunch at the Bistro@119. If you do not receive yours by the week before the Birthday Lunch, please call us and pick up your coupon here.