The March edition of the Stoneham Sentinel as well as March's detailed lunch menu are now available for download. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to open and view the the files on your computer. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To see past Sentinels, visit Community Publications site here.
Stoneham, along with the communities of Melrose and Wakefield, is conducting a survey of residents aged 55 and over to identify potential areas of need. Your anonymous input will help shape the development of aging services and programs.
Please click here to complete the 10-question anonymous survey. If you have any questions, call the Stoneham Senior Center at (781) 438-1157 or email email@example.com. If you prefer, you may pick up a paper copy and submit the survey anonymously at the Center during normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:00PM. Thank you for your input.
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 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!
New Shoveling Program
If you need assistance with shoveling, please contact the Stoneham High School Guidance Department at (781) 279-3810 and speak with Nancy. She will take your name and number, post it on the student bulletin board, and inform students of seniors looking for assistance. The student will call you directly to make arrangements.
Get The Food You Need to Stay Healthy
Project Bread's Food Source Hotline offers free, confidential screenings for SNAP/Food Stamp eligibility as well as assistance completing the application over the phone. Counselors are also available to help current recipients ensure they are receiving the maximum benefits. Call today! (800) 645-8333. Seniors should press 2 for the dedicated Senior Line, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 M to 2:00 PM. Special hours for seniors in February, March and April, will be 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Town of Stoneham At-Risk Persons Program
The Stoneham Police Department has initiated an "At Risk Persons Program." This program provides the Police Department with pertinent information on residents with any issues that would deem them at risk of wandering from their residence. The program encompasses, but is not limited to with Alzheimer's disease and Autism. If you are the parent, spouse, or caregiver of a person you believe is an "At Risk" resident, please complete the information sheet available at the Center and at the Stoneham Police Station, and submit it with a photo of the resident to Dispatcher Brian Johnston at the Stoneham Police Department. If you have any questions, please call Dispatcher Johnston at (781) 438-1215, extension 3234.
Show Off Your Talent
The Center wil host a talent show on a date in April to be determied. The show willbe open to all who would like to share their talents with others, whether it be music, dance, storytelling, magic, puppetry, etc. If you are interested in performing, please sign up at the front desk and we will be in touch when the date and time are determined.
Get Your Senior Center T-Shirt
T-shirts are still available but going fast! Available in adult-large, and extra large. These blue t-shirts with white silk screening feature the Stoneham Senior logo on the front and our new slogan: "Live-Laugh-Learn at 136 Elm" on the back. They are available for only $10.00 at the front desk. Be the first on your block to get one and show your support and pride in our Center!
Circuit Breaker Tax Program
You may qualify for cash or credit from the state if you pay rent or property taxes to the State of Massachusetts with the "Circuuit Breaker" tax program. Stop by the Center to pick up an informational guide and worksheet so that you can get started taking advantage of this money saving program!
AARP Tax Assistance
Once again, due to shortage of qualified volunteers, AARP will consolidate tax assistance services in our area to the Wakefield Senior Center. Your can make an appointment by calling the Center at (781) 245-3312.