Current Events for Seniors in Medford MA
Local Senior Center Events 2023:
The Arlington Council on Aging is hosting a Winter Ball on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 at 5:00pm in the Main Hall. There will be dinner (pasta primavera, cupcakes, and more) and some holiday guitar music. Space is limited. Call Eva at 781-316-3400. Event is $3.00 per person.
The Arlington Council on Aging is partnering with LINKS Program for Light Snow Shoveling. Call Shannon at 781-316-3404 if you are interested in being matched with a student to help you with light snow removal this winter. Students are paid $10.00 per hour by the senior. Not all requests can be filled.
The Beech Street Center, in Belmont is offering a podiatry clinic with Dr. Alissa Kuizinas on Friday, December 15th from 12:00pm-4:00pm. $40.00 per 15-minutes appointment; cash, check, or card. Please call 617-993-2970 to schedule an appointment.
Beech Street Center, in Belmont is hosting seamstresses every Tuesday from 2:00pm-4:00pm. The center will welcome two seamstresses, Zakirah and Marzia who can help with clothing alternations, custom table clothes, napkins, pillow covers, etc. Prices will be determined based on the specific needs of the project. Service will be first-come, first-served.
Join the Lynn Council of Aging Senior Center for their Holiday Event on Tuesday, December 21st from 10:00am-1:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Call Reception Desk at 781-586-6879.
The Lynn Council of Aging Senior Center is offering salon services! Manicures on Monday, December 11th at 9:15am for $10.00. As well as pedicures on Monday, December 18th at 9:15am for $10.00. Call to register and notify them if you have gel polish. Additionally, 30 minute massage services are available on Friday December 1st and December 15th for $15.00.
The Medford Senior Center is hosting a virtual reality, arm chair experience on Thursdays in December from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Sign up today by calling 781-396-6010.
The Medford Senior Center is hosting Letty Patierno Holiday Party on Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Enjoy a full course catered meal by: Henry’s catering of Roast beef, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, and dessert. Entertainment provided by Janet Casey and her band. Tickets are Free! Get your ticket at the Medford Senior Center on November 17th. If you receive a ticket for the Patrolman Party you may not attend this event. Requirements to attend Party: You must be at least 70 years of age and a Medford Resident living alone to be eligible to attend.
The Melrose Milano Center will host a Winter Celebration on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 from 11:00am-1:30pm in Memorial Hall. The event costs $15.00. Entertainment by John Ross. Meal provided at 12:00pm and the menu is lasagna, salad, dessert, punch, and coffee. Sign up in advance by calling 781-662-6886.
The Melrose Council of Aging is partnering with Temple Beth Shalom Melrose to offer their 36th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner on Monday, December 25th, 2023 at the Green Street Baptist Church. The dinner is free! The doors open at 12:30pm and dinner is served at 1:30pm. RSVP by Wednesday, December 20th (all ages welcome) by calling 781-665-4304.
The Saugus Senior Center is hosting a Holiday Dance with The Trio - Just the Three of Us on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 at 11:30am. They will have a ham dinner from J. Pace as well as entertainment by Jack Hawes, Jane Mitchell and Bucky Cole from Just the Three of Us. Come dance the afternoon away. You must sign up in advance and get your ticket. Tickets cost $10.00.
The Saugus Council of Aging is offering free iPhone classes with Kevin Figueroa from KevTech for iPad and iPhone instructions on Tuesday, December 19th at 10:00am. Please sign up in the back office.
[All events shared on this page are also posted on each town's LPI newsletters, full listings can be located at: https://www.mycommunityonline.com/]
Below are Senior Centers that offer various support groups & are held at the Senior Centers unless listed differently below:
Arlington - Caregiver’s Support Group with a Focus on Caring for People Living with Dementia meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the Games Room. Led by Lourie August & Jack Radochia. Call & register with Eva at 781-316-3400.
Arlington - Bright Day Memory Café at Brightview meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00am at BrightView Arlington, 1 Symmes Road. Come for socializing, support, activities, and snacks. Free. Call & RSVP with Shannon at 781-316-3404. Van rides are available upon request.
Belmont - Living Alone Support Group (in-person) meets on Thursdays at 11:00am-12:00pm. Topics include: health & wellness, safety, creating community, and living your best life. Facilitated by Liz, Social Work Intern. Call to register 978-563-9786.
Belmont - End of Life Paperwork - meet 1:1 with their social worker, Janet, to learn about the documents you and your loved ones will need in case of an emergency and for end-of-life planning. Call to schedule an appointment 617-993-2983.
Lynn - The Outreach Coordinator Michel Chamsarian provides services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Her main goal is to provide seniors with support and guidance to fill out essential need applications such as food security, health insurance, housing ID/Driver’s License and immigration issues. The intent is to always try to make the lives of our seniors better. Additionally Michel works in collaboration with GLSS for a nutrition/caregiver support group offered 2nd Thursday of every month 10:00am-12:00pm. Services provided for seniors 60+. Pease contact our Reception Desk to make an appointment. Office Hours below Monday-Wednesday (9:30am-1pm) Fridays (9:30am-1pm), call (781) 586-6879.
Medford - Low vision support group meets on Friday, December 15th from 10:30am-12:00pm. The group meets monthly at the Medford Senior Center. Hosted by Alan White. For more information please call 781-396-6010.
Medford - Veterans discussion group will meet on Friday, December, 22nd at 10:00am. Connie Murphy will host the monthly veterans coffee hour at the Medford Senior Center. The group will meet the 4th Friday of each month. Sign up 781-396-6010.
Melrose - Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Milano Center in the Carriage House Lounge. Please call 781-910-8958 prior to your first meeting or email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org. 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900.
Saugus - Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group will meet on Friday, December 1st and Friday, December 15th from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Saugus Senior Center. Sue FitzPatrick from the Alzheimer's Association will be at the events. Call 781-910-8958 to sign up.
If you are on Mass Health, expect a BLUE redetermination letter in the mail. Do not ignore! This is important. For the past three years, your Mass Health has been automatically renewed because of the pandemic exceptions. However, this round you must complete the redetermination process or you will be dis-enrolled.
Elder Abuse Hot Line - call 1-800-922-2275 - Do you know of a senior who is at risk of financial, physical, or emotional harm or abuse? There is help! You can voice your concerns by contacting Protective Services. They will follow up and take action or offer services to improve and protect the elder you are worried about.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - call, text, or chat online 988. 24/7 help is available.
Senior Scams - Are you seeing an increase in texts and emails that try to SCARE you? Don’t Click That Link!! Don’t Give That Code!! Call your bank or credit card company directly if you are in doubt. Use the number on the back of your card or on your statement. Never give a “code” that has been sent to you to anyone who calls you. Call the police before you give any information! You can also report by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP.
Tips for Staying Hydrated - Drink when you feel thirsty, if not before. Carry a bottle of water and refill it as needed during the day. Drink extra fluids during HOT weather or when you are sick.
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line - Massachusetts' new Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) offers direct connection to mental health and substance use care for anyone in the Commonwealth - no insurance needed. Available 24/7, in more than 200 languages, the BHHL is a phone, text, and online chat line whose clinically trained staffed will work with you to determine the care that best fits your needs and directly connect you to various treatment, including outpatient, urgent care, and immediate crisis care. If you’re interested in getting mental health or substance use help, but not sure where to start: Call or text the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line at 833-773-2445 or chat online at masshelpline.com
Massachusetts SNAP Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) - Individuals who have SNAP benefits will be able to buy prepared food at authorized restaurants and/or food trucks. Restaurants approved in this area are: Las Delicias Colombianas in Revere, MA, Thmor Da Restaurant in Revere, MA, Sabrine Bakery & Café in Malden, MA, Brother’s Deli of Lynn in Lynn, MA, Bridge Pizzeria in Revere, MA. This list will expand as the state approves more meal providers.
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