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Holliston Senior Center - January & February Newsletter

by Linda Sottile
January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!  January is often a time when people make “resolutions,” whether to improve themselves or give back to their community.  Here at the Senior Center we can help you with both. If you want to improve your fitness, we have all kinds of exercise classes.  Not into exercise, but want to get out of the house more? How about taking a watercolor class, join our Book Club or Writer’s Group, or stop by and listen to the Band? And, of course, you can always join us for lunch.
Maybe you would like to give back to your community. We have a number of ways you can do that right here at the Center.  Both the COA Board and Senior Support Foundation (SSF) are always looking for new associate members. The COA Board helps guide the direction of the Senior Center and identify needs of seniors throughout the community.  The SSF is our fundraising group, with a mission to raise funds for the Center programs, and the senior community.
We also seek volunteers to help in the “Good as New Shop”, and substitutes to work as lunch servers and receptionists. Lastly, we always welcome volunteers to join our bi-monthly newsletter folding group.
Let us help you get the New Year off to a great start, and have a Happy and Healthy 2018!  Linda Marshall -  Director

Medical Escort Program Assistance with Preparing for and Transportation to and from Medical Appointments   Would you or your loved one benefit from having an escort to medical appointments?  Would an extra pair of “ears” help understand instructions from medical personnel?  Could you use a little extra help getting on and off the regular Senior Center bus?    Thanks to a Grant through BayPath Elder Services, we are now able to provide, at no cost to seniors of Holliston, a medical escort to meet you at your home before your medical ride, scheduled through the MWRTA and the Holliston Senior Center.  They will accompany you to your medical appointment and then see you safely home on the Senior Center’s van.  Please call Marty Schneier, Outreach Coordinator, at (508) 429-0622 to find out more information and to see if you qualify for this outstanding program.   This service is provided in part by a grant through BayPath Elder Services using Title III Older American Act funding.  Because federal funding is being used, we are providing you with an opportunity to make a “voluntary donation” toward the cost of this service.  Your voluntary donations are put directly into program enhancement, allowing for the expansion of services.  WHETHER OR NOT YOU MAKE A VOLUNTARY DONATION IN NO WAY INFORMS OR INFLUENCES THIS SERVICE DELIVERY. 


Estate & Long-Term Planning for the Sandwich Generation

January 18, 2018—6:30 pm—8:00 pm

“Planning, Planning and Protecting Your Assets” will be part of the discussion presented by Attorney Jay Marsden as he provides Estate and Long-Term Planning information for the Sandwich Generation.  The Sandwich Generation is the generation of people caring for aging parents while still giving some support to their own children.  The information provided during this educational event will help make sure you have some of the information needed to make informed decisions and make future planning a little less overwhelming.  Call now to reserve your space.


Grief and Loss Support Group

January 10th and February 14th ~ 1:30 pm—3:00 pm

We begin the New Year with forming a consistent, monthly group to gather in friendship and support as we navigate the journey of loss and grief. Chaplain Dan Iango from Compassionate Care Hospice will join us again on Wednesday, January 10th to follow up on December’s “Tinsel and Tears” and then we’ll begin meeting on the second Wednesday of every month, the next one being on the 14th of February.  Light refreshments will be served but also feel free to join us for our regularly scheduled lunch in the dining room at noon.

Please call the Center at (508) 429-0622 to reserve space in one or both.  For more information ask for Marty.


Lunch & Movie  -  11:45 am 

Thursday, January 18th


 Three elderly friends and retired steelworkers are outraged to learn that their pension fund has been raided by a shady corporation. Soon they decide to rob one of the corporation's banks to get their money back in this rousing crime comedy.

Starring:  Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Matt Dillon


Monthly Breakfast

 ***NEW TIME—9:00 am***

Tuesday, January 9th and February 13th

 Breakfast made fresh including eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, and fresh coffee and donuts donated by Dunkin Donuts!!

 A $3.00 donation is requested, Vets eat free.  Please sign up in advance by calling the Center at (508) 429-0622.



 VFW & American Legion

Annual Roast Beef Luncheon

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm

No Charge

The Holliston VFW and American Legion will be hosting their annual roast beef dinner at the Senior Center.

This wonderful luncheon fills up fast, so please call the Center and reserve your seat. 

Please bring a non-perishable item to the Center to help those in need. 

Please register by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622


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