Pre-registration is required for all events: 781-828-1323
CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: Second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM at the Senior Center.
Are you a caregiver? If so, you may feel as if you are pulled in multiple directions as you struggle to find balance among many life demands. This group is for you! For more information please call the Senior Center at 781-828-1323.
MEN’S CLUB MEETING: Third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM. Socialize over coffee and doughnuts and then listen to some wonderful programs here at the Senior Center. Coffee is available at 9:30 AM, followed by a speaker at 10:00 AM. All Senior Men are welcome! Next meeting: Tuesday, November 15th.
CCOA WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING: Third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM. For more information call the Senior Center at 781-828-1323 or contact us at email@example.com.
Upcoming Meetings: Tuesday, November 15th.
VETERAN’S COFFEE HOUR. First Thursday of the month. Coffee and donuts at 9:00 AM followed by a program at 10:00 AM. All those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces are welcome to join us! Next meeting: Thursday, November 3rd.
Barre Fitness Class! Tuesdays at 12:15PM. November 1 and November 22.
Join Sam for this low-impact, head-to-toe toning workout using ballet movements. Easy to modify and follow along using a chair for balance. Floor work is involved when working on the ab muscles. Cost is $5/class. ***Note that Barre Classes will not be held in August, but will resume in September.***
Mah Jong Lessons (4) — Thursdays at 11:30 AM 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong? Taught by Renee, each lesson will build upon skill level, learning all aspects of the game by the end of the 4th lesson. Cost is $2 per lesson.
Art Classes with Mona Podgurski.. Beginning again on Monday, November 14th if there is sufficient interest. No experience necessary. Mona specializes in watercolor, pastel, portraits, oils and drawings. Class size is limited. Call for more information or to register for this class. Cost is $5/class.
Party Dance Workshop with Rich. Tuesdays, November 15th at 11:15 AM. Join Rich for this class to learn or refresh your party dancing skills! Featuring the Macarena, Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, etc…. Get ready for your holiday parties! Cost is $2/class.
Spousal/Partner Loss Grief Support Group. This group will run six weeks on Fridays from 10am-11:30am on the following dates: 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, and 12/23. A grief support group is for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group will offer an opportunity to talk about this experience with others who have gone through a similar loss and share their unique story. This group will be facilitated by Dina Brooks, LICSW, Social Work and Bereavement Manager at Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care. Dina is an experienced group leader who will help foster open discussion, provide education to understand the grieving process and offer coping skills to promote a healthy healing process. The outcome will be to gain self-awareness, embrace healing, meet new friends, and gain a sense of community. Please call Dina Brooks, LICSW at Old Colony Hospice for more information and to register at 781-4145.
Up, Up and Away. Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 PM. How did the Wright brothers, two bicycle mechanics from the Midwest, out-think and out-engineer the best scientific minds in the world and invent the airplane! A story of careful work and inspiration gives us the greatest advance in modern travel. Join Stanley Forman, Canton resident and University/Enrichment Lecturer for this wonderful presentation! Cost is $5/person. Pre-registration is required.
Scrapbooking with Lisa Quinn. Monday, November 14 at 11:00 AM.
Lisa will be demonstrating some basic tools and techniques that will (hopefully) inspire you to get those photos out of your phone and into an album for family and friends to enjoy. Reminiscing as you handle your photos and creating something physical rather than virtual is very calming. Smaller albums make great gifts for special occasions and for honoring a special person or relationship. It doesn’t have to be fancy … it just has to be you! This is a FREE class. Pre-registration is required.
Sing-A-Long with Dolly and Cake and Ice Cream for November Birthdays.
Friday, November 18 at 10:30 AM Everyone is invited! 1 hour program. Free
Anthony Sammarco Presents: Thanksgiving Traditions. Thursday, November 17 at 2:00 PM
Noah Webster described Thanksgiving as "The act of rendering thanks or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies," and it has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789. Governors of Massachusetts would proclaim a local holiday of Thanksgiving, but it was Sarah J. Hale, the editor of Godey's Lady's Book, who promoted a national day of Thanksgiving. It was during the Civil War under the presidency of Abraham Lincoln that Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863. By the late nineteenth century in Boston--now a thriving nexus of ethnic, religious and racially diverse residents, and far more diverse than the early Pilgrims could ever have expected--Thanksgiving began to include ethnic foods and traditions which their ancestors brought to the New World. Each group broadened the meaning of Thanksgiving and food became a way of preserving one's background while assimilating into the "Pilgrim culture." Though Thanksgiving today often is celebrated with food, football and parades, it replicates the first thanksgiving held by the Pilgrims in 1621. In Boston, there was the annual Thanksgiving Day parade, held from 1929 to 1943. Thanksgiving Traditions in Boston is a compilation of more of Boston's shared traditions and anecdotes, both traditional and created. Join author and historian, Anthony Sammarco, for this interesting and timely presentation! Cost is $5 Pre-registration is required.
Giving Thanks Get Together! Tuesday, November 22 at 12:00 noon.
Come and celebrate an early Thanksgiving with your friends here at the Senior Center! Join us for a delicious meal of Appetizers, Turkey Cutlet, Cod Piccata, Seasonal Vegetables, Rice and Dessert prepared by Rosetta’s in Canton Center. It is sure to be a wonderful afternoon! Cost is $8.00 for Canton Residents. Pre-registration and payment are required.
Memory Café—Thursday, November 17th at 1:30 PM
The Memory Café will be hosted at the Canton Public Library. The Café provides a safe and supportive gathering place for friends with varying levels of memory loss to relax with their care partners and family over refreshments and entertainment. Any guest who requires a personal care attendant must have a caregiver present. Transportation is available for those who need it, please call 781-828-1323. Free program.
COMING IN DECEMBER..............
Dynamic Posture for Seniors with Steve Avellino. 6 week program beginning Tues., Dec. 6 at 1:30 or 2:30. This program is designed to regain movement integrity. The focus will be on dynamic posture (29 muscles of the core). This will help with balance, stability, strength, and confidence. Once we regain our movement integrity we can expand our circle of activities. Program is facilitated by Steve Avellino EFT, CES, SSF, SSN. The cost is $42 for the 6 week program. Pre-registration and payment are required.
Holiday Flower Arranging. Thursday, December 8 at 1:00 PM. The Canton Garden Club will be here with everything you need to create a beautiful winter/holiday flower arrangement to bring home. No experience necessary! Cost is $30. Pre-registration and payment required.
Annual Christmas/Hanukkah Celebration. Weds, Dec. 7th at 11:30 AM. Brookmeadow Country Club. Join us for a lovely afternoon of great music with Tom Bruhl and a delicious lunch of Chicken Piccata or Baked Schrod with Salad, Rolls and Dessert. This event is co-sponsored by the Canton Recreation Dept. The cost is $12/person for Canton Residents. Pre-registration and payment are required.