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Council on Aging
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director
Secretary
Address:
106 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057
Phone:
(413) 267-4121
Fax:
(413) 267-4143
Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
 
The mission of the Monson Council on Aging is to identify and provide comprehensive programs and social and support services that enrich the quality of life for Monson’s older adults and their families while also benefitting the well-being of the general community.
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SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION: BALD EAGLES
An interesting and informative video featuring our National Symbol will be presented on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:30 pm

The program is free and all are welcome.

Amateur photographer Bill Dean and his wife are long-time Monson residents.  We first met Bill when he displayed his photography at the Monson Senior Center. Bill has now authored two photo booklets of eagle nests and offers this video presentation based on 7 years of monitoring and documenting eaglets from incubation through successful fledging.

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craft and laugh night   
tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!
 BRING A PROJECT TO WORK ON OR SHARE WITH OTHERS.  

SPECIAL:
The first tuesday of every month
will focus on handmade cards

all materials supplied
$3.00 for 6 cards
instructor: dory hennihan

call 267-4121 to register


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NEED HELP COMPLETING
YOUR INCOME TAX FORMS?

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers will be at the Center to provide FREE tax assistance each Thursday morning in February, March and April.  Call the Center early to make an appointment.  

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Free Bone Density Screening
by Health New England at the Center
April 9   10:00 am
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones over time. It is not just a woman’s disease; it is also a serious health issue for men. During their lifetime, at least one in three women and one in five men will suffer a broker bone due to Osteoporosis. Bone density screening with sonometry is a quick, easy way to provide information relating to the strength of bones.

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Pennies for Fuel
Monson Emergency Fuel Fund
NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOUR DONATION TO BE DOUBLED!  
The Monson Board of Selectmen has pledged to match total donations up to $2500. Donate your pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters and dollars at the Monson Senior Center by April 15 to help provide fuel assistance to residents in need.
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YOGA
Monday 3:00 - 3:45

Instructor Laura Mushenko.  Receive guidance for adapting yoga to fit your body. Recommended donation $5 - $10 per class. Everyone is welcome. Any questions please contact Laura at 413-530-0964, laura@gardenofom.com or www.gardenofom.com.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible.

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CHAIR EXERCISE
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10:00 AM
Instuctor: Lori Stacy
No Fee

There are numerous benefits of practicing chair exercises for seniors, including:
Improved vitality and range of motion
Pain relief
Cognitive improvement
Increased circulation
Increased muscle strength
Healthier aging
Social interaction
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Join us for Breakfast
Start your day right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast!
For more information, call 267-4121.

Free WIFI
Don’t forget that we have free WIFI at the center.  Stop in, have a cup of coffee, meet new friends, and search the web.

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TUESDAYS at 1:00 pm
 
TAI CHI
Beginner & Intermediate Levels
WITH DAVE MASERA


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Upcoming BusTrips
KMart / Ocean State Job Lot -  April 11

Laving Senior Center at 9:00 AM

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The next meeting of
the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens will be
April 9 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.
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CERAMICS

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Offering a variety of ceramic pieces to paint
and fire, including seasonal items.

Classes meet Thursday at 9:30 am.
Fee $2.50 per class, including firing.

All adults, any age, welcome.

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Art Classes
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Water colors, oils and acrylics.
Class meets each Monday at 1:00 pm.   Fee $2.00 per class.  
All adults, any age, are welcome.
Supplies are provided.
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Craft and Laugh Night

Calling all crafters!!
Bring a project to work on or share with others.  
Crafting sessions are so much fun and it’s really inspiring
to see what other crafters do.  

Every Tuesday evening from 6 - 8pm at the Monson Senior Center
The first Tuesday of each month will focus on handmade cards.
For more information call 413-267-4121.

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Alterations and Repairs
available through
Crafts by Sandy

Install zipper  ..... $6.00 (zipper included)
Sew on buttons  ..... $2.00 (buttons included)
Hem pants or skirt ..... $6.00

Drop off items and consult with Sandy every Tuesday
at the Senior Center 10:30 – 11:30.

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WISH LIST


Toilet Paper
Rite-Aid Gift Cards
Postage Stamps
Paper Towels
Nutritional Supplement Drinks
Dunkin' Donuts Gift Cards
All donations are appreciated.


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JOIN THE LUNCH BUNCH
for Fun and Food
 
This month the Bunch will meet on
 April 10 at the Anchor House in Wilbraham
Call the Center by April 7 to make your reservation.

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SIGN UP FOR THE BROWN BAG PROGRAM
PICK UP DATE APRIL 15, 2014
FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM
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If you are homebound and need information or assistance, Peg Harrison,
Outreach Coordinator, or Elizabeth Faichney, Health & Human Services
Coordinator can visit you in your home.
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There is now a payment box located
at the Monson Senior Center
for the Tax Collector’s office.  
This box is for payments only.
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Be Our Friend, Please!

Join the
Friends of Monson Senior Citizens, Inc.
All Ages Welcome!
Membership dues $5 per year; however, any help is greatly appreciated.

The next meeting of the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens will be held on March 20 at 1:00 PM.   Everyone is welcome.


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The Salvation Army Service Unit will be interviewing for
Emergency Assistance the 2nd Monday of every month
from 12:30 – 2:30, except when there is a holiday on Monday;
appointments will be made for the following Monday.  
Call first so you will know what documents to bring to your appointment.  
Appointments to see the Unit Secretary can be made by calling
the Monson Senior Center at 413-267-4121.
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NEWSLETTER LOCATIONS

A Senior Moment is available monthly at the following locations:

Adams (IGA) Supermarket
Beth's Restaurant
China King
Colonial Village Laundry Room
Colors Nail & Spa
Kim's Kuts
Monson Free Library
Monson Laundromat
Monson Medical Center
Monson Savings Bank
Monson Senior Center
Monson Town Administration Building
Palmer Green Estates
Pam's Hair
Rt. 32 Barber Shop
Woodbine Country Store

If you prefer, you may subscribe to have a year’s subscription of A Senior Moment mailed to your home, just send your check for $5.00 to:

Monson Council on Aging
106 Main Street
Monson, MA  01057

Keep Informed!  Subscribe today!
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WHAT DOES THE MONSON COA DO FOR THE TOWN OF MONSON?

        We provide an infrastructure of support for older adults within the community.
        We help older adults to age with dignity and independence.
        We are usually the first responders in time of need.
We provide an opportunity for socialization and growth.