Monday through Friday 8 am - 3 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
We have free WIFI at the center. Stop in, have a cup of coffee, meet new friends, and search the web.
There is now a payment box located at the Monson Senior Center for the Tax Collector’s office. This box is for payments only.
THE FRIENDS OF MONSON SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
The Friends is a non-profit group which supports the Council on Aging in providing nutrition, transportation, direct assistance, ctivities, opportunities for education, socialization and promoting independence for the older adults in the community of Monson.
The Friends are proud to report that purchases for the Council on Aging in the last few years include: a large screen HD TV, commercial freezer, tables, heated food containers for melas on wheels transport, as well as assistance in purchasing the current telephone and computer systems.
BE OUR FRIEND, PLEASE!
Join the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens, Inc. All Ages Welcome! Membership dues $15 per year; however any help is appreciated. Monthly meetings are held at the Senior Center at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month .
* Toilet Paper * Rite-Aid Gift Cards * Postage Stamps
* Paper Towels * Nutritional Supplement Drinks
* Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
All donations are appreciated!
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.
- Trips in Monson – $2.00
- To Palmer -- $3.00
- To Wal-Mart -- $5.00
- Long Distance Trips -- $5.00+
- Volunteer Drivers -- $10.00+ for trips to Springfield, Belchertown or Ware areas and $15.00+ for Worcester or farther. Plus any tolls or paid parking.
A Senior Moment is available monthly at the following locations:
Adams (IGA) Supermarket
Colonial Village Laundry Room
Colors Nail & Spa
Monson Free Library
Monson Medical Center
Monson Savings Bank
Monson Senior Center
Monson Town Administration Building
Palmer Green Estates
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!
“LIBRARY AT YOUR DOOR”
The Monson Free Library is pleased to offer the community the “Library At Your Door” homebound delivery service. Tell us what you like to read, watch, or listen to and once a month we will deliver these items to your door. Simple as that! Call us at 413-267-3866 to get started today.
We are also looking for volunteers to deliver for this program. Please call and ask for Hope if interested.
SENIOR CENTER LUNCHES
The price of the Congregate and Home Bound Meal lunch is $2.50 per meal. Parties and special dinners will be $4.00.
PENNIES FOR FUEL
Monson's Ecumenical Fuel Fund Drive
Monson Emergency Fuel Fund
Our summer campaign ended at the end of August with great success. We surpassed our goal of 50,000 pennies ($500), and are now aiming for 100,000 pennies ($1,000). Donations to the Pennies for Fuel are always welcome through the Council on Aging.
UPCOMING EVENTS / GUEST SPEAKERS
October 7: "Bone Camp" - a program addressing Osteoporosis and Osteopenia,
will be presented by Vantage Sports and Rehab on October 7 at the Senior Center. The program will start directly after lunch. Please call 267-4121 to make a reservation.
HALLOWEEN PARTY - October 29
Dinner served at Noon
Crazy Hat Contest
Wearing a Costume is Optional
Suggested donation $4.00
Call for reservations by 2:30 pm on October 28
Oct 14 - A representative from ORCHARD VALLEY
will be offering pie ala mode after lunch, along with a brief informational session about their facility.
Wal-Mart ... October 2
Call 267-4121 for your reservation - Leaving Senior Center at 9:00 AM
Join the Lunch Bunch for Fun and Food
The Lunch Bunch meets on the second Thursday of each month for lunch at nearby restaurants. Transportation is available upon request.
In October, the Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, October 8 at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Eastfield Mall. Call the Center by Monday, October 5 to make your reservation.
October 14 @ 1:30 pm
Senior Hiking Club
The Monson Council on Aging has started a Senior Hiking Club. All interested adults are welcome to join us on Wednesday, October 14 at 1:30 pm. We will meet at the Senior Center and then head off to Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Hampden, MA for a wonderful hike. Please call to register, and remember to bring a hat, sunscreen & insect repellant.
October is Fire Prevention Month
Practice Fire Safety Every Day - OCT 15 @ 12:30 PM
Dave Martin of the Monson Fire Department will give a presentation on the importance and correct use of smoke detectors and CO detectors.
The Monson Board of Health and MCOA will be conducting a Health Fair on Oct. 17
between 10 am - 2 pm. Appropriate for all ages.
Two locations are available:
- The Senior Center
- The Upper Level Conference Room at Town Hall
TEA & EMPATHY
1 - 3 pm
Come to the Senior Center to visit and enjoy a chat and a cup of tea with your peers. A smile and good laugh can be therapeutic and help reduce stress in your life. If you need a ride, please call the Center in
advance at 267-4121 and make an appointment for the van to pick you up.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL EVENTS
CRAFTS & LAUGHS
Calling all crafters!! Bring a project to work on or share with others. Come to the Center on either Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm or BOTH for twice the fun!
Calling All Those Who
Knit, Crochet, Quilt or Sew
The Monday night Craft & Laugh group is working on making wraps/blankets for the schools. They will be used in the event that an evacuation is needed and the children/youth are unable to get to their coats.
The blankets are made using #6 super bulky yarn.
They would love to have you join them at 6 p.m. on Monday nights.
If you would like to help but are
unable to come on Monday nights, donations of yarn would be greatly appreciated.
Monson WoodWackers - Wood Carving Club
Thursday evenings 6 – 8 pm
Anyone interested in woodcarving is encouraged to attend. Membership fees are $10 per year. Beginner projects are available.
For more information, contact Wes Harnois
Water colors, oils and acrylics. Instructor, Loretta Medeiros
Class meets each Monday at 1:00 pm. All adults, any age, are welcome. Supplies are provided.
Other Activities include: (unless otherwise noted, these activities are held at the Monson Senior Center.)
- Chair Exercise
- Chair Massage
The following exercise/health activities are available at the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church on Main Street, Monson (for a class schedule and further information, please contact instructor Patricia Nothe at 267-5304)
- Gentle Chair Yoga
- Gentle Floor Yoga
- Low-Impact Latin
- Low-Impact Latin-American
- Moderate Flow Yoga
- Pilates on the Ball
- Qi Gong & Gentle Chair Yoga
- Strenth Training
For further information, please refer to our monthly newsletter "A Senior Moment", or call the office at 413-267-4121