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Apr 13, 2017

May Events for the Bellingham Senior Center


I have some great news! We will finally be able to start our Senior Lunch & Conversation. We now have six people but there are openings for more should you decide to try it out.

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Posted by: Craig

I have some great news! We will finally be able to start our Senior Lunch & Conversation. We now have six people but there are openings for more should you decide to try it out.

Remember, this group is designed for fun only. We will meet at the Center at about 12:30 take the bus to the restaurant, eat and talk and return to the center at about 2:00.

If you want to join, call me at 3508-6 57-2710.

 Our TRIAD group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 11:00. This month it is on May 4. This group is composed of Seniors, a representative from the Norfolk County Sheriff’s office  and local clergy, and businessmen. Everyone is welcome to come and join the conversation and learn what’s new in the world of scams and other circumstances that particularly apply to seniors. Please sign up at the front desk.

 The Zentangle class will be held on May 16 from 5-7. If you have not tried Zentangle you might want to try it. This is a combination of  relaxation, trying to let your inner self assert itself in a new method of drawing straight and curved lines. While the program costs $25/pp for each class, we have received a grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation that will offset the cost. The first 10 people to sign up will pay only $10.00 for the class and the materials. The sign up is at the front desk and closes on Thursday, May 11. It must be paid for at the time of sign up. Come to the front desk to do it.

 Last month began the wire wrap jewelry class. Those who came really loved the ring that they made. This month we are moving the class to Tuesday, May 16 from 10-11:30. Like the  Zentangle it is part of a grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation. The first 10 people to sign up will get a  discounted rate of $10 for the cost of materials and the class. Sign up and pay by May 11.

 The Couriveau family is again sponsoring a tribute to their father and all veterans with a dinner and an entertainer on Saturday, May 20 at 5:00. There is no cost for veterans, all others will pay $10.00. The meal is great as is the entertainer. Please sign up and pay at the front desk.

 I recently attended a meeting where there were several discussions about programming. I would like your input as to what you would like to do. We could get a discussion for prediabetics that will not only educate them about the disease, but will provide training in skills to prevent the disease from becoming full blown.

We could offer other prevention programs, i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, using your smart phone, a reeducation and interviewing technique program for adults 50+ years and up. This training would run almost a year and would help people who have been laid off, retired and want to go back to work, or need to  work (the oldest group this applies to is over 70).

I personally would like to see an ongoing class on current events. This would be a discussion led by a trained professional so as to prevent any fisticuffs. Of course, we could meet and talk about what you want to see happen to save the world. Just let me know. Some of these programs will be on a Tuesday night until the end of October. Many can be transferred to the day time some may not.