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The Spirit of
Bellingham
Council on Aging
January 2019 Newsletter
From the Director:
40 Blackstone Street ● Bellingham, MA 02019 ● Phone: 508-966-0398 ● Fax: 508-966-5843
Monday, Tuesday (open until 7pm), Wednesday & Thursday 8am-4pm ● Friday 8am-3pm
Josie Dutil, Executive Director ● This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ● www.bellinghamma.org
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 COA letter Pg. 3
 New in Jan. Pg. 4
 BESG letter Pg. 6
 Senior Services Pg. 8
 Member Survey Pg. 10
 Supportive Day
Program Pg. 11
 Calendar Pg. 12
 Who’s Who Pg. 16
The New Year is upon us along with our individualized commit-ments and resolutions to be better, do better and live better.
What is it about this annual timeline that makes us think about where we are falling short and how we can make up for shortcomings? Whether your plan is to eat less chocolate or be kinder to a neighbor, each of us needs to ask ourselves how we will remain accountable so that we aren’t repeating the same ones next year.
The Senior Center is also making some New Year’s Resolutions, promises of providing extra-ordinary service to our senior community members and of creating and holding space for people to visit, a space that will leave them feeling better about them-selves and more capable of dealing with life’s stress-ors. Who is going to keep US accountable? We hope that anyone who is reading this will be involved in this accountability effort. (Continued on next page)

 

 

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2018 Looking Back: Craft Fair, Leo, Sr. Prom, Art
From the Director (cont’d. from front page)
The past six months (the amount of time I’ve been at the Senior Center) have been a whirl-wind. Every day I continue to be blown away by the amount of enthusiasm and dedication our vol-unteers have as they decorate, organize our baked goods for distribution, sort through donations, declutter storage bins, prepare gift baskets, serve meals, care for members of our supportive day program, send out cards of healing, and everything else.
The words ‘Thank You’ don’t ever seem to be enough, but I hope to never tire of saying these two words that express deep gratitude from all of us at the Senior Center who benefit from the volunteers’ hours of service. Each of you (and you all know who you are, far too many for me to name) have provided us with service from the heart, something that warms MY heart every day that I step foot into this building.
There is another group of people that has been incredibly gracious since my arrival. The Senior Center staff have spent hours educating me on all things related to the services provided and how things work around here – and believe me, some things are quite complicated. Each of them has made me feel welcomed and supported, and for that I am so grateful.
Our Senior Center family lost a very important member this past month. Gordon Curtis, long-time volunteer and past president of the COA, passed away on December 3rd, 2018. I was fortunate enough to have met Gordon, having sat with him for lunch on a few occasions engaging in a few conversations. Everyone I’ve spoken to about Gordon have shared stories of a gentle man who, for many years, cared deeply about our Senior Center through his volunteer efforts and sound advice. Gordon’s spirit will always remain intertwined with the Bellingham Senior Center’s past, present and future success.
Speaking of future success, we have building expansion plans on the horizon with hopes of having architectural design proposals ready for the Town Meeting in October of 2019. We will be asking for a large sum of money at that town meeting and will need your votes in order to en-sure our tax-paying seniors get their fair share of the Town’s tax pie.
May joy, health and happiness be present in abundance for each of you in 2019, and may the Senior Center continue to be a place that brings you additional joy, health and happiness in the new year.

 

 

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Council on Aging
Our mission is to provide support and leadership to our senior community through advocacy and by
implementing educational, nutritional, recreational and wellness programs to meet their needs.
508-966-0398 ● Our next public Board Meeting will be held at noon on, Tuesday, January 8.
COA Officers and Board Members
Chair: Kay Page, Vice-Chair: Betty Willey, Treasurer: Tina Tyler, Secretary: Margaret Maxwell, Board Mem-bers: Michael Belleville, Ming Ming He, Tsune Roberts, Associate Member: Steve Racicot
HAPPY NEW YEAR All...
...and just like that, it is 2019 and the holidays are over. No more shopping & wrapping or baking & cooking--- in its place we have our New Year resolutions usually to include diets & exercise---not nearly as much fun! Good luck with all your resolutions and best wishes for a very happy, healthy New Year!
2019 promises to be a very busy year at the Senior Center with many new programs as well as the ones you already enjoy! We offer a variety of programs from cards & games to yoga & chair exercises, mu-sic, men's group and many committees to volunteer to serve on. Check the calendar in this newsletter! The Senior Center is a wonderful place to meet new friends or reconnect with old friends. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit the Senior Center perhaps that could be one of your New Year resolutions!
Looking for bridge players---join us Wednesdays from 9:00-12:00. Lots of bridge, good conversation & of course lots of laughs! If you have an interest in learning to play bridge please call the Senior Center.
The COA & BESG Christmas Party was a great success! The food, the dessert, the entertainment, the music, and the surprises were all such fun. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make the party so successful!
Remember, the COA is the eyes, ears, and advocates for the senior community. If you have comments or concerns, please call the Senior Center.
Thank you! Kay Page, Chair
Happy 2019 | Basic Stewed White Beans
Here’s what you’ll need and what to do with it:
2 large carrots, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs. tomato paste
1 tsp. dried oregano or thyme
2 cans no-salt-added cannellini beans
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Saute carrots and onions in the oil in a large skillet over medium heat (4-5 minutes)
Stir in the tomato paste (2-3 minutes)
Stir in the oregano (30 seconds)
Stir in the beans and their liquid, and salt and pepper (1-2 minutes)

 

 

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NEW in January
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Bellingham Council on Aging is to serve older residents, caregivers, and younger disabled people who are in need of services and referrals. Programs are developed to benefit these individuals as well as to educate our community about the needs of its elderly.
FINANCIAL MENTORING
Tuesday evening and Thursday
Beginning Tuesday, January 15, representatives from The Moody Street Group will be at the Sen-ior Center offering 20-minute appointments between 4:30 and 6:30pm. Free financial advice on the third Tuesday of every month. And on the third Thursday, Certified Financial Planner Gerald Loftin can help you with specific financial questions between 10am and noon. Both are FREE. Make your appointment by calling (508) 966-0398.
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Dates and times will be announced
The YMCA would like to start an evening program at the Senior Center. If you have been diag-nosed with pre-diabetes, and would be interested in learning more about this program, then please contact our front desk.
TOGETHER
January 8, 15, 22, 29 at 6pm
Life can be too short to miss getting involved in a group like this!
Ming Ming He, COA board member, will create a space for meaningful and relevant conversation in this new program at the Senior Center. Prepare for movement, singalongs and healing that will help you gain clarity and significance in this life you are living.
The goal is to live a more joyful and healthy life!
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Thursday, January 31, from 2:30—3:30pm
Teams of up to 12 will compete and the winners will get prizes. Teams forming NOW! Jessica Drago from Home Instead Senior Care will bring the popular T.V. show to our Senior Center. Please sign up at the front desk. FREE
TECH CORNER
Friday, January 4, 1pm—3pm
Join Michael Belleville (COA board member) the first Friday of each month to talk tech. Bring your cell phones, laptops, fitbits, or other electronic equipment and Michael will help answer any ques-tions you might have. He can also help you learn various new computer programs. Our seniors will become smarter than their smart phones! Please let the front desk know you’ll be coming
(508) 966-0398.

 

 

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Casino Trip to Foxwoods
Mohegan Sun is coming up! Bus leaves at 7:45am and returns at 5pm. $22 per person.
Thursday, Noon, February 14
BESG/COA Valentine’s Day Party
Join us for soup and sandwiches, entertainment and door prizes. $5 Sign up at the front desk.
Tuesday, 5pm, March 12
Chasing Sleep
Author Patricia Hinkley offers ways to help people manage their responses to the stressors and situa-tions in their lives… and help them sleep!
Thursday, March 21
Casino Trip to Mohegan Sun
Bus leaves at 7:45am and returns at 5pm. $22 per person.
Thursday, March 21
Arts Appreciation
Introduce yourself to the works of famous painters, composers, sculptors, choreographers and even po-ets. Four-week program that promises to be lively and entertaining. $15
Please sign up in advance for all the above programs.
Looking ahead...
NEW Activities
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Join Jim Justice, a self-described serious amateur photographer, to learn how to take great pictures.
Jim (below) specializes in transferring photos to canvas and has about 20 of his finest photos from around the world hanging in his home.
First class will meet at 10am Thursday, January 10. It’s FREE; please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.
MONDAYS — Line Dancing 10:45am
Beginners welcome! Dance to music from movies, country, ballroom, and various record-ing artists. FREE
TUESDAYS — Basic Yoga 10am
Our most popular yoga class! Join Sue Winters and discover how yoga can help you feel better and stay healthy. $3
WEDNESDAYS — Bingo 1pm
Join us just for fun, of course winning is nice
too!
THURSDAYS —
Walking Club 8am
Lisa Mottola is leading senior walkers at the Franklin YMCA Thurs-day mornings at 8am. Walk the track indoors for only $2.
AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
Paul Peter continues his popular presentations that include DVD visuals from The Great Courses with lively discussion from folks in at-tendance. Beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 1:30pm, learn about America’s armed conflicts from mid-18th century to today’s global war on terrorism. Frank McMahon will contribute
fascinating detail about animals used in Ameri-can wars including carrier pigeons, ambulance dogs, horses and ducks. Stay tuned!
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Bill Eltzroth, President ● Jim Fitzpatrick, Vice President ● Pierrette Corriveau, Secretary ●
Ray Conklin, Treasurer ● Jeanne LeBlanc, Assistant Treasurer ● Gail Milgram, Sunshine Lady ●
Board Members: Bill Barrette, John Hogan, Louis LeBlanc, Barbara Eltzroth, Tom Donnelly,
Eva Gamache & Rita Tetrault
The BESG office is located at the Municipal Center. Please call either the Senior Center at
508-966-0398 or the Town Hall at 508-657-2715 for specific dates and times.
Bellingham Elder Service Group
Happy New Year!
I have to start on a sad note. As I was writing this, we lost a good friend and a tireless worker for the Senior Center, Gordon Curtis. It seems like he had been around forever and we all miss him very much.
If you missed the Christmas Party, shame on you! Everyone had a great time with friends, food, and entertainment. Even Santa showed up!
I cannot say it enough… the BESG Board of Directors you have elected to serve is a hard-working bunch of people that really makes my job as president a very easy job. It’s a pleasure to have such a great Board. I’d also like to thank everyone I’ve asked to help over the past year. We can’t do it all by ourselves — so a Great Big Thank You!
This month brings our trip to Foxwoods on January 17. February 14th will be the Valentine’s Day Party with soup, sandwiches and entertainment…. $5 per person and tickets are available. March 14th is the date for our trip to the Indian Head Resort in NH, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Join us!
Dues letters went out last month and we invite all and encourage all to stay or become members.
Please remember that all meals are $8 and to sign up at the front desk and get your ticket. February 5th will feature Chicken Parm and on February 28th we’ll have Chicken a La King.
Bill Eltzroth, President BESG
BESG is the Heart and Soul of the senior community.
BESG DONATION FORM
Name __________________________________ Address _____________________________________________
Town __________________________________ State/Zip ___________________________________________
Phone _________________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________________
Donations are gratefully accepted and will be acknowledged in the monthly newsletter. If you’re making a donation, then please describe it below:
Bring this form and your check — made out to the BESG — to the front desk at the Senior Center or mail to
P.O. Box 792, Bellingham, MA 02019. Thank You!

 

 

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Outreach by Sheila
Happy New Year everyone. May this year be the best ever.
We need a lot of happy things this year.
Do you feel that you over-ate this holiday season? Guess what?
We have an exercise program for you. If you have trouble getting to the
floor there is Sit & Stretch, gentle yoga, tai chi, motion to music and several other offerings to help you whittle your middle and become more comfortable walking and moving. There are oth-er programs available. Just check the monthly calendar on page 12. You can always find a day and time that is good for you. Just think, if you attend an exercise program starting this month, you will be swimsuit-ready in June.
The Center is a happening place for seniors. We offer food for the body and the brain. Our discussions in conversational Italian; “The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes” explores two of history’s most fearsome warrior-leaders; another series is different aspects of American His-tory with historian Dr. Gary Hylander; all stimulate your thinking.
We also have our continuing programs like the BESG birthday party once a month honor-ing everyone who has a birthday that month and sharing the special day with other members of the community.
For those who like to gamble, we have trips to Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. Also includ-ed in the trip is a meal. Everyone who goes has a lot of fun. Our BESG group offers various trips, some are day and some are overnight, check them out.
And last but not least, our Supportive Day Program. This program currently runs three days a week. It is an exciting program for individuals with early stages of either Alzheimer’s or dementia or are fragile and should not stay at home alone, or whose caretakers are working and need someone to be a companion to them. Our program offers activities with just the group, or joining in Senior Center activities. If you have someone you feel would be a good candidate for this program, call Terri Graham at (508) 657-2711.
Have a good month and keep your head and feet dry.
2018 Looking Back: Abby, Halloween, Yoginis

 

 

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Services
YOUR LETTER, PUBLISHED
We’d like to hear from you! Send us a letter about whatever is on your mind. Email to newsletter coordinator Dave Dunbar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FREE INCOME TAX HELP
February, March, early April
AARP will likely again provide assistance for low to moderate income area residents of all ages. There’s a sign-up sheet at the front desk… get your name on it now because this is a very popular program.
VETERAN’S ASSISTANCE
If you’re a vet and need help with cash assistance, medical expense reimbursement, annuities, burial allowances and other matters related to your service, then please feel free to contact our Veteran’s Service Officer, Bob Greenhalgh at (774)292.2437.
SHINE
Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone is SHINE… and these resources are available to you. Get your questions answered about health care benefits and options. Jean Roy is our counsellor and you can schedule an appointment by calling (508) 966-0398.
HELP WANTED
If you’re a snow-shoveller or snow-plower, and would like to offer your services to Bellingham seniors at a reduced rate, then please contact the Senior Center at (508) 966-0398.
BAD WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICIES
When winter weather closes the Bellingham public schools, programming at your Senior Center will be cancelled. Dial-A-Ride will be suspended. Watch TV and listen to radio for school closings. You’re welcome to call the Center at (508) 966-0398 when bad weather is forecast and we’ll happily share
whatever we know!
Please remember to sign up at the front desk, or call 508-966-0398. The Senior Center makes decisions regarding the scheduling of programs and services based on the number of attendees who have signed up.
Senior Men’s Golf League
The 2018 season is behind us now, and we want to rec-ognize the following golfers for their achievements.
1st place team
Tony Cence and Don Boudrot (41.4 points)
2nd place team
Charlie Roberts and Walter Shipala (37 points)
3rd place team
Tom Carey and Jack Hamilton (36 points)
Low gross score: 34 by Bob Jerrier
Low handicap went to Bob Jerrier with a 2; second low to John Larose with a 6; and third low to Tony Cence
with a 7.
The 2019 season (our 13th) will open in May at Bungay Brook Golf Club. We invite you to join us!
Ray Webb, President,
Bellingham Senior Men’s Golf League
(508) 966-0857
CPR
Special class for seniors on Thursday, February 21, from 11am until 2pm at the Center. YMCA CPR trainer; $25 per person. More info: (508) 966-0398
NAVICARE
Find out about NaviCare (for anyone on MASS Health Standard) which will give you access to free, additional healthcare services and benefits. FREE. Wednes-day, January 9, 11am.
CUB SCOUTS
Pack 118 in Bellingham donated a beau-tiful Christmas wreath to the Senior Cen-ter. It’s hanging on the light pole in front. Cubmaster is Eric Garrant.

 

 

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PROGRAM BULLETIN BOARD
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NEW TUESDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES
Please share your thoughts!
Your Senior Center is looking to offer more activities and programs on Tuesday evenings. From the options below, please circle the two you like the most and hand it in to the Senior Center:
Solitaire Pinochle War Snap Chess Liar’s Dice Yahtzee
Sudoku Crossword Scrabble Scattergories Cornhole Bunco
Tailoring Mindful Meditation Jewelry Repair/Cleaning Legal Appointments Open Mic
If you have a favorite activity, puzzle, tile, board, card, dice, word or number game you would like considered, kindly describe it below:
Please cut this form out of your newsletter and drop it off at the front desk. Or you can mail it to Dave Dunbar, Newsletter Coordinator, Bellingham Senior Center, 40 Blackstone Street, Belling-ham, MA 02019.
2018 Looking Back Office Staff, Gardeners, Billiards, Raffle, BESG Birthday, Ben at Christmas

 

 

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Supportive
Day Care
News
Briefs
NEW TUESDAY EVENING
ACTIVITIES
The Senior Center continues to offer more choices for late afternoon and
evening programs.
On Tuesdays: Billiards until 7pm, Gentle Yoga at 5:30pm. Also: Financial Mentor-ing on the third Tuesday of the month (1/15) from 4:30pm until 6:30pm and “TOGETHER” beginning Jan. 8 at 6pm.
Call ahead — (508) 966-0398
MEMORY CAFÉ
Coming this month, this safe and stimulating environment will be available for seniors dealing with dementia, as well as their care-givers. Activities will include magic shows and sing-a-longs and a variety of entertain-ment and refreshments. FREE. Sponsored by Benchmark.
Saturday, 10am—11:30am, January 26
SENIOR CIRCUIT BREAKER
Certain taxpayers age 65 or older may be eligible to claim a refundable credit (up to $1,000) on their state income taxes for real estate taxes paid during the tax year on their principal residence. Check it out by calling the Senior Center at (508) 966-0398.
DIABETES PREVENTION
This new program is open to all Bellingham adults. The Senior Center already has one group running, and is looking to fill another. Six to seven people make up a group. DPP is a lifestyle change program incorporating healthier eating, moderate physical exercise, and stress reduction. Find out if this pro-gram can benefit you. Please contact Josie Dutil at (508) 657-2705 for more information.
Elizabeth shows off her new manicure.
The Supportive Day Program
is designed to promote and enhance the so-cial, physical and cognitive skills of elders.
It is suitable for the memory impaired, those with physical limitations or those who are iso-lated and homebound. It is an opportunity for caregivers to have a well-deserved res-pite with the assurance that their loved one is in a safe and stimulating environment. It is designed to alleviate stress and provide sup-port for the caregivers families.
The program is open 9am – 3pm. The cost is $35 a day. Income-eligible clients may be able to attend our program with some assistance from Tri-Valley Elder Services, Inc. The program includes a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. It’s available not only for Bellingham resi-dents but surrounding towns as well. Transporta-tion is available.
CONTACT: Terri Graham, (508) 657-2711

 

 

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SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED TODAY...

 

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9am: Bridge
10am: Men’s Group
10:30am Chorus
11:30am: Motion to Music
1pm-4pm: Billiards
1pm: Bingo
1-3:30pm Art Anyone Can Paint

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
8am: Walking Club
9:30am: Gentle Yoga
10:30am: TRIAD—Fall Prevention
11:15am: Bereavement Support
1pm: Mahjong
1pm: Diabetes Prevention Program

 

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8am - 12pm: Billiards
9am: Cribbage
9:30am: Zumba/Basic
10:45am: Sit & Stretch
12pm: Canasta
1pm: Tech Corner
1:30pm: Tai Chi

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
9:00am: Knit/Quilters
9:30am: Chair Volleyball
10:45am: Line Dancing
1pm: Poker
1pm: Conv. Italian

 

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8am - 7pm: Billiards
8am: Guitar
9am Bowling at Ryan Center
10am: Basic Yoga
12pm BESG & COA Lunch/Meeting
1pm: Pitch
1:30pm: Barbarian Empires
5:30pm Gentle Flow Yoga
6pm: TOGETHER

 

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9am: Bridge
9am-noon: SHINE
10am: Men’s Group
10:30am Chorus
11am: Navicare
11:30am: Motion to Music
1pm-4pm: Billiards
1pm: Bingo
1-3:30pm Art Anyone Can Paint

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
8am: Walking Club
9:30am: Gentle Yoga
10am: Photography Class
1pm: Mahjong
1pm: Diabetes Prevention Program

 

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8am - 12pm: Billiards
9am: Cribbage
9:30am: Zumba/Basic
10:45am: Sit & Stretch
12pm: Canasta
1:30pm: Tai Chi

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
9:00am: Knit/Quilters
9:30am: Chair Volleyball
10:45am: Line Dancing
1pm: Poker
1pm: Conv. Italian

 

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8am - 7pm: Billiards
8am: Guitar
9am: Bowling at Ryan Center
10am: Basic Yoga
1pm: Pitch
1:30pm The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes
4:30pm: Financial Mentoring
5:30pm Gentle Flow Yoga
6pm: TOGETHER

 

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9am: Bridge
10am: Men’s Group
10:30am Chorus
11:30am: Motion to Music
1pm: Bingo
1pm-4pm: Billiards
2pm-4pm Legal Consultations

 

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7:45am: Foxwoods trip
8am-4pm: Billiards
8am: Walking Club
9:30am: Gentle Yoga
11:15am: Bereavement Support
10-Noon: Financial Consultations
10am: Senior Safe
1pm: Fleece Blankets
1pm: Mahjong
1pm: Diabetes Prevention Program

 

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8am - 12pm: Billiards
9am: Cribbage
9:30am: Zumba/Basic
10:45am: Sit & Stretch
12pm: Canasta
1:30pm: Tai Chi

 

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Senior Center is closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

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8am - 7pm: Billiards
8am: Guitar
9am Bowling at Ryan Center
10am: Basic Yoga
1pm: Pitch
1:30pm: Barbarian Empires
5:30pm Gentle Flow Yoga
6pm: TOGETHER

 

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9am: Bridge
9am-noon: SHINE
10am: Men’s Group
10:30am Chorus
11:30am: Motion to Music
1pm-4pm: Billiards
1pm: Bingo

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
8am: Walking Club
9:30am: Gentle Yoga
10:30am: Hearing Healthcare
1pm: Mahjong
1pm: Diabetes Prevention Program

 

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8am - 12pm: Billiards
9am: Cribbage
9:30am: Zumba/Basic
10:45am: Sit & Stretch
12pm: Canasta
1:30pm: Tai Chi
26 (Saturday)
10-11:30am
Memory Cafe

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
9:00am: Knit/Quilters
9:30am: Chair Volleyball
10:45am: Line Dancing
1pm: Poker
1pm: Conv. Italian

 

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8am - 7pm: Billiards
8am: Guitar
9am Bowling at Ryan Center
10am: Basic Yoga
1pm: Pitch
1:30pm: Barbarian Empires
5:30pm Gentle Flow Yoga
6pm: TOGETHER

 

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9am: Bridge
10am: Men’s Group
10:30am Chorus
11:30am: Motion to Music
1pm: Bingo
1pm-4pm: Billiards

 

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8am-4pm: Billiards
8am: Walking Club
9:30am: Gentle Yoga
12pm: BESG Birthday Party
1pm: Mahjong
1pm: Diabetes Prevention Program
2:30pm: Wheel of Fortune
NEW PROGRAMS FOR JANUARY ARE IN BOLD.
January 2019 | Calendar of Events

 

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Bellingham COA Senior Center
40 Blackstone Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
NON-PROFIT
ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE
P A I D
BELLINGHAM, MA
PERMIT #76
Who’s Who at the Bellingham Senior Center:
Senior Center Offices: 508-966-0398 Newsletter Coordinator, Dave Dunbar
Executive Director, Josie Dutil: 508-657-2716
508-657-2705 Supportive Day Program Coordinator,
Asst. Director, Lisa Mottola: 508-657-2708 Terri Graham: 508-657-2711
Certified Program Manager, Outreach/ Supportive Day Program Assistant,
Development, Sheila Ronkin: 508-657-2710 Sue Smith: 508-657-2711
Admin. Clerk, Dan McLaughlin: 508-657-2714 Custodians: James Maher, Lenny Brooks:
Clerical Support Staff, Nancy Champney: 508-966-0398
508-657-2707 Van Drivers: Carl Malo, Roger Hogue, Kevin
Transportation: 508-657-2709 Knehr, Bob Dubois, Don Boucher, Paul Haggstrom,
Transportation Coordinators, Leo Dalpe, Michael Mullaney, Arthur Linnell, Ed Nugent,
Linda Drohan: 508-657-2709 Bob Greenhalgh, Mike McAlduff, and
SHINE: Jean Roy 508-966-0398 Jack Stuart, Michelle (Shelly) Grimaldi
_________________________________________________________________________
If you plan to attend any of our programs, then please remember to
sign up at the front desk, or call 508-966-0398.
The Senior Center makes decisions regarding the scheduling of programs based on the number of attendees who sign up. This information is extremely important, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

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