MISSION OF THE NORTHBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER AND COUNCIL ON AGING
The role of the Northborough Senior Center and Council on Aging is to maintain or increase the quality of life for the mature citizens of the Northborough community. This is done through support, advocacy, planning, coordination, and implementation of programs that bring mature citizens together for social, recreational, and educational purposes. The Council on Aging seeks to educate the entire community and enlist its support and participation.
October is shaping up to be a busy month at the Senior Center. Be sure to take in a presentation or two that we are offering this month. Whether it be learning more about your hearing, nutrition or even witches, we have it for you this month! The Bistro @ 119 will be serving up delicious lunches and dinners to warm you as the weather gets cooler. Take part in a new activity or try one of our many exercise classes to liven up your autumn! Kelly Burke
Date: October 28
Time: 6:30 PM
Get your tickets today for our once a month Dinner and Show. This month we welcome Patricia Perry, Actress and owner of Sneak Peek Productions “Witches” will look at witchcraft through history from the perspective of the accused and the accusers, with that special Sneak Peek twist, of course. Audience members may just find themselves accused of witchcraft and a trial may break out at any moment!!!
Date: October 21
Time: 6:30 PM
Please join us for dinner at the Bistro@119 followed by a Spooky Concert. Dianna and her talented students from Northgate neighborhood have performed several times at the Senior Center. This piano concert is sure to please!
Day/Date: Monday: October 27th, 2014
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, age 60 or more, 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 istro@119. If you do not receive yours by the week before Birthday Lunch, please call us and pick up your coupon here!
CHRONIC PAIN – SELF-MANAGEMENT
Date: October 1 - November 5
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Northborough Senior Center will be hosting a free six-week program on chronic pain self-management, a participant education program developed by Stanford University. The class is for adults living with and/or caring for someone with chronic pain. The sessions are geared to help manage and educate participants and are led by professionals with chronic pain themselves. Subjects covered in the sessions include:
-Techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, frustration, pain and isolation -Appropriate use of medications
-How to communicate effectively with family, friends and medical professionals
-Nutrition tips and advice
-How to evaluate new treatments
Each participant will also receive a companion book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” and a chronic Pain Workbook with “Moving Easy” CD. Advance registration is required.
SAVE THE DATES:
- Fallon Health Plan will be presenting updates and changes to its 2015 Senior Plan on 10/28/14 at 1:00 PM and 11/18/14 at 10:00 AM.
- The Massachusetts Senior Medical Patrol presentation originally scheduled for September 8 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 4 at 4:00 PM.
- Experienced Bridge Players wanted for games on Monday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
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 508-393-3035 for more information.