About the Stoneham Senior Center
Thank you for visiting our web site! Here you will find information on the Senior Center services, programs, and activities, and a variety of resources available throughout our region that enable seniors to live vibrant, active and healthy lives. The Center is housed in a beautiful, historic building, but it is our community of people that make it a truly special place to be.
Join us for lunch, stop by for a game of cards, pool, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue or Wii. Hone your dancing or singing talents. Meet new friends, and meet new acquaintances. Learn new skills or hobbies. Go out to museums, performances, special events, and meals with friends. Seek assistance with filing taxes, choosing the right insurance, or managing medical issues. Be driven in comfort to the doctors or to the grocery store. And if we don't have what you want, speak up! My door is always open for suggestions, comments, and questions from our seniors, and our community. We are here to serve you, and your input is essential to insure that we are doing just that. Send me an email under the "contact us" link, call or stop by to let me know what you think.
I do ask one favor of you. After you have visited and experienced what the Senior Center has to offer, talk us up! Tell your friends and neighbors about our activities and programs. Invite a friend to join you the next time you come. You are our best ambassador, recruiter, and public relations specialist!
See you at the Center!
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Tri-Cap Fuel Assistance for Seniors
Tri-Cap Fuel Assistance pays a portion of the cost of heating your home (or of your rent, if heat is included and your do not have Section 8). Eligibility is based on gross income and household size. On Thursday, November 7, December 5 and January 2 and February 6 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Stoneham Senior Center, first time applicants can sign up for Fuel Assistance. We are pleased to be working with Tri-Cap to bring this convenience to Stoneham. Appointments are required and may be made by calling Tri-Cap at (781) 322-6284 or going to their website www.tri-cap.org. There are no walk-in appointments!
Happy Holidays from the Stoneham Council on Aging
As another year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who have visited us this year, volunteered for an event, participated in a program, and helped us to make the Senior Center the warm and inviting place that it is. We have lots of festive holiday events planned for December, and I hope that you are able to join us for a little holiday cheer!
As you know, food pantries struggle this time of year to provide nourishment for those less fortunate. If you are able, I encourage you to drop of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Stoneham Food Pantry. The collection box is located in the lobby of the Senior Center.
I wish you and your loved ones the merriest of holiday seasons and a joyous New Year. See you in 2014!
Holiday Happenings at The Stoneham Senior Center
Lunchtime Christmas Carols - December 11
On Wednesday, December 11 from Noon to 1:00 PM, John D'mbrosia will entertain us with a holiday sing-along.
Jack Frost at The Senior Center - December 13
Join us on Friday, December 13 at 1:00 PM for the "Jack Frost Winter Wonderland Holiday Variety Show". The cost will be $5.00 per person.
Holiday Craft - December 13
The Stoneham Girl Scouts will visit the Center on Friday, December 13 at 3:00 PM and create a holiday craft with us. The 7 to 8 year olds are very excited about this project, so please plan to join us. It's free!
Stoneham Chorale Holiday Concert - December 15
We are pleased to host the Stoneham Chorale for their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the upstairs activity room. The concert is free and light refreshments will be served.
Stoneham Senior Center Holiday Celebration - December 17
The Senior Center's Annual Holiday Celebration will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from Noon to 3:00 PM. Join Santa and his helpers as they spread holiday cheer! Entertainment, gifts and holiday desserts wil be the highlight of the day. Sign up early as space is limited. Call Henry to sign up for lunch.
Christmas at Blithewold - December 18
On Wednesday, December 18, a group will travel to Blithwold Mansion in Bristol, RI for a tour of their beautiful holiday display. The bus will depart the Senior Center at 10:00 AM. Our first stop will be Leo's Restaurant for lunch followed by a tour of the mansion. The approximate return time to the Center will be 4:00 PM. The cost per person will be $50.00 which covers the transportation, lunch, tour and driver gratuity. Space is limited so sign up early. The cutoff date is December 11.
Holiday Shopping Trip - December 20
The Van will leave the Senior Center at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 20 for a shopping trip to the Square One Mall. Please sign up early for this trip as space is limited.
The Senior Center will close after lunch on Tuesday, December 24 and will be closed on Wenesday, December 25 for Christmas. The Senior Center will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day.