**** THE ST. PATRICK'S DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT
SCHEDULED FOR TUES. EVENING 3/14/17 HAS BEEN
RESCHEDULED TO TUES., MARCH 21 at 5:30 PM
This is a SOLD OUT event and you must
present your ticket on March 21st.
119 Bearfoot Road Northborough, MA (Handicapped Accessible)
Phone/After Hours Answering Machine:
508–393–5035 • Fax: 508–393–1503
Notary Services are available at the Senior Center. Please call for more information.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM • Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
If school is cancelled in Northborough, programs, activities and classes will be cancelled at the Senior Center. Although programming will not take place, the Senior Center will remain open and staff will be in the building unless there is a state of emergency. If there is a school delay, all programs, activities and classes scheduled before noon will be cancelled. In the event of
a delay, please call the Senior Center to see if afternoon programming is on.
VAN TRANSPORTATION WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY
If Northborough Schools are closed due to inclement weather, there will be no van transportation for that day.
If there is a delay due to inclement weather, there will be a delay in transportation for the same amount of time.
Spring arrives this month and things are hopping at the Senior Center! A sure sign of spring is the annual Golf Club planning meeting happening here on March 8. “Simplifying Type 2 Diabetes” and the “Power of Hydration” are two presentations you won’t want to miss! There are new computer classes with Mimi Witcher that you’re sure to enjoy. How about trying a free Chair Yoga class? Of
course, no St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without Chef Vickie’s Corned Beef and all the trimmings dinner and a performance by Jug o’ Punch. Read more about all these events and more in this edition and join us! Kelly Burke
Tuesday Evening Menu & Entertainment Hours: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
(Preregistration is required only on the nights with "tickets")
***All dinners are $9.00 unless otherwise noted***
We began serving lunches at the Bistro @119 in 2010 shortly after we moved into the Senior Center. Then, in July 2011, we added the evening Bistro. The price for dinner has not changed since January 2013. Due to increases in food costs and entertainment, there will be a slight increase in dinner pricing beginning this month. Entrees will now be $9.00 and ticketed dinners with entertainment will be $12.00. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you at the Bistro @119 in 2017!
March 7 Roast Pork, Applesauce, Potato, Coleslaw, Rolls/Butter, Assorted Desserts
March 14 St. Patrick's Day Celebration - Corned Beef with all the Trimmings, Entertainment by Jug O'Punch - Pre-registration required for this event - $12.00 includes entertainment
March 21 Rescheduled from March 14, 2017
March 28 Spaghetti with Meatballs and Sausage, Salad, Garlic Bread, Ice Cream Sundae Buffet
DINNER AND A SHOW FEATURING “JUG O’PUNCH”
Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 21
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM - Concert starts at 6:30 PM
Cost: Tickets $12.00
(Includes Dinner & Entertainment)
Tickets available at Front Desk
Your ticket cost includes Corned Beef Dinner with all the fixings
and Irish music performed by none other than the fantastic
Jug o’ Punch Band. 'The Jug o' Punch has been entertaining audiences
in Massachusetts and beyond for nearly 40 years! They have played at
festivals, in pubs, on television and radio! Though band members and
repertoire have changed over the years, 'The Jug o' Punch has always delivered a rollicking good time!
Date: March 27
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free sandwich of your choice for Northborough seniors with birthdays on this month!
Please join us for Birthday Lunch at the Bistro@119. If you are a town resident and have a birthday this month, 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 Birthday Lunch, please call us and pick up your coupon here.
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 for more information.
ELDERWOOD HOME CARE PRESENTS: DRINK UP! THE POWER OF HYDRATION. PROMOTING HYDRATION IN OLDER ADULTS
Day: Wednesday • Date: March 15 • Time: 10:30 AM
Presenters: Patti Toupin, RN and Claudia Dexter, Community Liaison • Cost: Free
With our cold New England winters and dry air the ability to dehydrate increases. However, we still have the ability to dehydrate any time of the year! Join us for an educational presentation or some “Fluid for Thought”, as we learn about the underestimated power of proper hydration, especially in older adults.
You are not just what you eat, but what you drink. Literally, water composes more than half of our total body weight. Learn about the affect proper hydration has on our health, digestion, organ function, nutrient absorption, metabolism and brain power as well as the dangers of dehydration and why the elderly are more at risk. Failing to diagnose dehydration can be life threatening. Dehydration can also result in a chain of adverse events, patient suffering, and escalating healthcare costs caused by avoidable admissions and prolonged hospital stays.
• Warning signs and risk factors of Dehydration
• Meds that interfere with fluid balance and affect kidney function and digestion
• Tips for drinking more water and how to distinguish beneficial drink choices from not so healthy ones.
• Cure for mid-day fatigue
• Rethink your Drink! - Learn about alternative ways to hydrate and how to prepare your own natural flavored waters for
enjoyment anytime throughout the year.
• Sample our lemon, cucumber & mint water and take home some helpful reminders and recipes! • Raffle prizes too!
HOW’S YOUR HEARING?
FIND OUT…when New England Hearing Instruments comes to Northborough Senior Center
Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
How often do you wonder if you heard right? How well can you hear the difference between words like “fifth,” “fish,” or “fist?” How often do you think others mumble?
New England Hearing Instruments will be conducting a limited number of appointments to check your hearing, so please call the front
desk to schedule yours today. Find out how well you are hearing.
Audiologist and Founder, Dr. Leslie Soiles has been partnering with over 90 area primary care physicians for the past ten years in Shrewsbury. We advocate the AMA recommendation that all people should have a baseline screening at age 55.
SIMPLIFYING TYPE 2 DIABETES
Day: Wednesday • Date: March 29 • Time: 1:00 PM • Cost: Free
Speaker: Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDE
Ever feel overwhelmed trying to understand what this condition called Type 2 Diabetes is and how to
manage it? Don't worry, you’re not the only one.
Come to this informative class on Wednesday, March 29th at 1pm and learn the basics of Diabetes. Walk away with need to know, simplified strategies to help keep your blood sugars under control and prevent potential long term complications.
Instructor Bio: Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDE, Founder Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC, over 30+ years as a registered nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, AHA CPR Instructor and personal health coach.