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.
The Senior Center will be closed on December 25 - Christmas
JOIN US FOR
A CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON THEATER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
Monson Council on Aging & Senior Center Presents
A Very Merry Christmess
by Susan Trudeau and Deb Sprout
Christmas on DaVinci Drive has always been about family, food, and love. Well, maybe two out of three. When Lula's pet pig, Bitsy, becomes a victim of food poisoning by meatball, family secrets and jealousies cu to the front of the line. Can you help this family?
SHOW BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 11:30 AM
LUNCH IS SERVED AT 12:00 NOON
with the conclusion of the show immediately following.
We will be enjoying a holiday dinner of stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, california vegetables, roll, and cheesecake for dessert.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30
Lunch at 12:00 noon
Spend the afternoon dancing to the tunes of the Music Masters.
Suggested donation $3.50
Artist of the Month
Tom Renaud of Eye Candy Photography will be displaying his photos featuring Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife. Come by the Senior Center during the month of December to view his work.
Town of Monson Assessor Ann Murphy will be at the Senior Center Wednesday, Dec 4 at 12:30 pm to discuss changes to the income levels for the Real Estate Tax Senior Exemption.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
December 5 at 1:00 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as literary incon Jay Gatsby ini this adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Fascinated by the mysterious, affluent Gatsby,
his neighbor Nick Carrway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.
Monday 4:00 - 4:45
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
- Pain relief
- Cognitive improvement
- Increased circulation
- Increased muscle strength
- Healthier aging
- Social interaction
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
WalMart – Dec. 6
Holyoke Mall – Dec. 13
Leaving Senior Center at 9:00 AM
The next meeting of
the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens will be
December 11 at 7:00 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.
Join us on Tuesday, Dec 3 for our Holiday Card Making Class
Make a total of 6 cards / 3 different designs for $3.00
Instructor: Dory Hennihan
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
December 12 at The Steaming Tender in Palmer
Call the Center by Monday December 9
to make your reservation.
SIGN UP FOR THE BROWN BAG PROGRAM
PICK UP DATE DECEMBER 17, 2013
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!
All Ages Welcome!
Membership dues $15 per year, however, any help is greatly appreciated.
Currently selling Friend's Christmas Lotto tickets. $100.00 Grand Prize, two $50.00 prizes, and ten $10.00 prizes.
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be on December 13, 2013.
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.