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.
CELEBRATE ST.PATRICK'S DAY
with the Monson Council on Aging & Senior Center
Wednesday, March 12
Appetizers 11:15 am
Lunch 12:00 noon
Entertainment by Fred Higgins & Friends following lunch
Reservations by Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 2:30 pm
Suggested donation - $3.50
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.
craft and laugh night
tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!
BRING A PROJECT TO WORK ON OR SHARE WITH OTHERS.
Tuesday, MARCH 4 from 6 - 8 pm
create handmade cards for BIRTHDAYS
(or other special occasions)
all materials supplied
$3.00 for 6 cards
instructor: dory hennihan
call 267-4121 to register
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.
GUEST SPEAKER: MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Wednesday, March 5 12:30 pm
On March 5th, Diane Cardiero of Lewis & Clarke will be coming to the Center to discuss how this system can help seniors, or caretakers, who have trouble taking or giving medications on schedule. Please join us for lunch prior to the meeting and bring a friend.
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 to help provide fuel assistance to residents in need.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gardenofom.com.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible.
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10:00 AM
Instuctor: Lori Stacy
There are numerous benefits of practicing chair exercises for seniors, including:
Improved vitality and range of motion
Increased muscle strength
Join us for Breakfast
Start your day right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast!
For more information, call 267-4121.
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.
TUESDAYS at 1:00 pm
Beginner & Intermediate Levels
WITH DAVE MASERA
March 14 Wal-Mart
Leaving Senior Center at 9:00 AM
The next meeting of
the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens will be
March 20 at 1:00 pm. All are welcome.
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.
Water colors, oils and acrylics.
Class meets each Monday at 1:00 pm. Fee $2.00 per class.
All adults, any age, are welcome.
Experiment & learn to use
Yupo and Masa papers with watercolors.
Instructor: Diane Byrnes
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
For more information call 413-267-4121.
Alterations and Repairs
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.
Rite-Aid Gift Cards
Nutritional Supplement Drinks
Dunkin' Donuts Gift Cards
All donations are appreciated.
JOIN THE LUNCH BUNCH
for Fun and Food
This month the Bunch will meet on
March 13 at Burgundy Brook in Palmer
Call the Center by Monday, February 10
to make your reservation.
SIGN UP FOR THE BROWN BAG PROGRAM
PICK UP DATE MARCH 18, 2014
FROM 1:00 TO 2:30 PM
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.
There is now a payment box located
at the Monson Senior Center
for the Tax Collector’s office.
This box is for payments only.
Be Our Friend, Please!
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.
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.
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!
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.