Monthly Programs

ONGOING PROGRAMS

                                      Pre-registration is required for all events: 781-828-1323


CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP:  

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.  The next meeting is on Tuesday, May 17th and the speaker will be Canton Fire Chief, Charles Doody.  All Senior Men are welcome!


CCOA WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING: Third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM.  The next meeting is Tuesday, May 17th.  The presenter is Michael Scutari, Teacher and Naturalist, who will do an interactive presentation on the diversity of bird life in Canton.   All senior women are welcome--non-members pay $3.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information call the Senior Center at 781-828-1323 or contact us at ccoawomensclub@gmail.com.

Upcoming Meetings:  Tuesday, June 21st from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.  Annual End of Year Luncheon at Pequitside Farm..  Sign up at the May meeting or call the Senior Center.  This is a Members Only event.


VETERAN’S COFFEE HOUR. First Thursday of the month.  Next meeting is May 5th.   Coffee and donuts at 9:00 AM followed by a program at 10:00 AM.  The guest speaker will be Brenda Mellor, Director of Operations for Home Instead.  All those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces are welcome to join us!


MAY SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Steve Avellino Wellness Series: How to Combat the Fear of Falling

NOW OFFERING 2 CLASS TIMES! 1:30-2:30 PM or 2:35-3:35 PM

Tuesdays - May 3rd (class #3), May 10th (class #4), May 17th (cancelled), May 24th (class #5), May 31st (class #6, last for this series)  Six-week program designed to train the  amygdala (fear center of the brain) to receive new messages from the central nervous system to reduce the fear. This is all done through safe movement in a step-by-step process to slightly reduce fear on a weekly basis.  Cost is $42 for series.

 

Brian Mahoney Presents a Free Legal Seminar on Planning Wills and Trusts 

Thursday, May 5th at 11:00 AM

Brian has been an attorney since 1982 and has vast experience as an Estate Planning Attorney.         His areas of practice include the following: Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney,               Evaluation of Estate Tax Potential and Planning to reduce taxes, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid/ Mass Health and Nursing Home Planning, Asset & Liability Protection, Child Protection Services and probate of Wills and Estates.

 

Dr. Gary Hylander Presentation:  Lincoln and Fort Sumter.  Thursday, May 5th at 2:00 PM

Dr. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College and has been a professor of history at various local     colleges and universities as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.         Please call for presentation topic 781-828-1323.

 

Ballroom Dancing Lessons (6 weeks) Fridays at 12:00 PM

Schedule: Friday, May 6th, May 13th,  May 27th,  June 3rd,  June 10th  and June 17th.                               No class on May 20th.    Dancing is a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation.  Learn basic step elements, posture, poise lead/follow, technique, etc.  Dances include: Merengue, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Rumba and Salsa/Cha Cha. No partner required.       Cost is $5/lesson.  


Bak-ta-Bak Entertainment.   Thursday, May 12th at 2:00 PM

A fun, musical group that has been together for over 20 years!  Their music genres include Country, Rock and Oldies and will have you singing along in your seat!   Cost is $3/person, refreshments will be available. 


Prescription Advantage Presentation.  Monday, May 16th at 1:00 PM

A free seminar answering the commonly asked question: “Why do I need Prescription                       Advantage?” The seminar will explore reasons to join Prescription Advantage.  Prescription                 Advantage also provides benefits for individuals 65 and older who are not eligible for Medicare, 

as well as those under age 65 with a qualified disability.

 

Drums Alive!  Thursday, May 19th at 11:00 AM

The rhythmic patterns of the drum increase synchronization of brain wave activity which in turn       provides feelings of euphoria and improved mental awareness.  Cost is $5/person.  Combine the Drums Alive and Balance in Motion classes for $8/person.

 

 Balance in Motion.   Thursday, May 19th at 12:15 PM

This class is designed to help maintain strength, flexibility and balance.  The slow controlled            movements put minimal stress on muscles and joints.  Low impact movements include standing and balancing as well as breathing and flexibility stretches.  Cost is $5/person.  Combine the Drum Alive and Balance in Motion classes for $8/person.

 
Krafts with Karen: Make a Garden Gnome.  Friday, May 20th at 10:30 AM                                                    No artistic experience needed to make this fun craft!  Made of various sized terra cotta pots, the        Garden Gnome will be a unique addition to your indoor or outdoor Spring decor.  Cost is $8/person


Chorus with Dolly and Monthly Birthday Celebration.     Friday, May 20th at 10:30 AM.               Everyone is invited to sing along with Dolly!  Singing is a great way to boost your mood and socialize with others.  Cake and ice cream provided by our friends at The Arbors of Stoughton.  


Paul Revere Heritage Site Presentation.  Monday, May 23rd at 10:00 AM
Steve Schottenfeld, Director of Development of the Paul Revere Heritage Site will be speaking about the past, present and future as well as upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  


Therapy Gardens: Make Your Own Herb Garden—Tuesday, May 24th at 1:30 PM
Come play in the dirt!  Topics include: growing and drying herbs, creating your own herb garden and herbs for flavorful cooking.  Each participant leaves with their choice of seasonally available  

herb/flower plants and their own personal herb garden.  Cost is $5/person

  

 Anthony Sammarco Presents: From High Tea to a Medley of Stories, Anecdotes and History. Thursday, May 26th at 11:30 AM

Join Anthony M. Sammarco for a fascinating look at how tea has been enjoyed over the centuries, from its origins in China and India as the evergreen growing primarily in tropical and sub-tropical 

climates to its adoption by Britain and its colonies in the eighteenth century as the drink  of choice. Cost is $5/person

 

 Memory Café.  Thursday, May 26th 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.

 

Ellie’s Treats Ice Cream Truck with entertainment by Brian Johnson     Friday, May 27th at 11:30 AM

What better way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend than with a cold dessert?!                                   Cost is $5/person.  Brian will entertain us with songs from the crooner era!                                                 You will not want to miss this free performance.