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, or doctors appointments. 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 visiited 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!
The Council on Aging provides services of nutrition, health, recreation, transportation, informational and referral programs for seniors residing in
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Special Events for the Month of June
These Shining Lives - June 12
Join us for the senior matinee of "These Shining Lives" at the Stoneham Theater. The cost of the show ticket is $12.50. Lunch and transportation are on your own. If interested, meet at the "99 Restaurant" in Stoneham at 11:45 AM; otherwise, pick up your tickets from Nancy in the lobby at 1:45 PM. Showtime is 2:00 PM. The cutoff date is May 29!
Estate Planning 101 - June 18
Attorney Kimberly L. Kelly will give a presentation regarding the basic documents for an estate plan and discuss the general requirements and process for obtaining long-term care benefits through the Division of Medical Assistance on Tuesday, June 18 at 1:30 PM at the Center. The program is free; reserve your spot at the front desk or call (781) 438-1157. Ms. Kelly has been an elder law attorney for twelve years.
Stitching Together Threads of Hope - June 19
Hope for comfort, forgiveness, dignity and peach help bring warmth, comfort and hope to hospice patients by donating your time and talents by knitting "Care Shawls". Come join the Stoneham Senior Center Knitting group to learn how. If you are interested in getting involved, please come by the Center for an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 19 at 3:00 PM. Sponsored by the Stoneham Senior Center and AseraCare Hospice.
Yankee Gift Swap - June 21
Do Not Buy Anything! This is a re-gift swap. All you need to do ti participate is re-wrap (anyway you choose) a gift you have received at one time or another that you have no use for because it's the wrong color, size, you don't like it, you have no use for it, doesn't match your decor, whatever. The only criteria is it has to be un-used, new and re-wrapped.
Join the fun on Friday, June 21 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM at the Center. Jim Moses, singer, guitar player, magician, dj, and all around swell guy, will provide entertainment for this fun event. Sign up at the front desk or call (781) 438-1157. The cost per person will be $5.00. Light refreshments will be served.
Summer Dance - June 28
The ever popular Gary Leanues joins us at the Senior Center on Friday, June 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM for a summer dance. The cost will be $5.00 per person and will include dinner. Space is limited so sign up at the desk or call (781) 438-1157. Get out your dancing shoes and celebrate in style.
Use Your Expertise to Help Stoneham Children Read!
Start the new school year off right by assisting children at the Colonial Park School who need extra help with reading! Mystic Valley Elder Services is looking for volunteers for its Reading Partners Program. Designed to boost confidence and improve reading skills, the program pairs adults age 55 and over with children in grades Kindergarten thru Grade 3.
Please call Ken Neal at (781) 324-7705 at Ext. 206 today! Combine the wisdom of age with the energy of youth and become a Reading Partner!
Out Of the Mouths of Babes
Bobbie MacKenzie share this amusing story: I went to Walmart to buy some yarn which I put into my carriage. A lady passed me by with a 3 1/2 year old little boy. I don't know if he was talking to me, his mother or himself, but he looked at the yarn and said "wow! what a lot of string!".
We extend a big Thank You to ABC Home Care, Visiting Angels, Home Instead Home Care and Panera Bread for their sponsorship of our recent "Healthy Breakfast" workshops.
We have enjoyed the choices presented and particularly appreciate options that can help in controlling illnesses.
"You must do the things you think you cannot do"
By Eleanor Rosevelt
Thanks to Roberta Alpert for sharing!
Join us on June 1 for our Community Garden Planting Day.
Seedlings purchased with money raised from the First Ever Stoneham Antique Car Show will be planted in the Community Garden on Saturday, June 1.
The Garden, designed and constructed as his Eagle Scout project by Stoneham’s Tommy Driscoll, is maintained by Stoneham seniors on the grounds of the Senior Center.
In the past the Garden has provided beautiful flowers and delicious fruits and vegetables to senior citizens in Stoneham.
Help us make our garden grow! Look for details at the Senior Center.