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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The mission of the Stoneham Council on Aging is to welcome all to the
If you have any questions about the Center, or about services for seniors available in the
Be A Connector
We are beginning a new telephone reassurance program with volunteers who will be calling seniors to help them connect with our Center and acquaint them with what we offer. Each of you is a great resource, and your hospitality to visitors answers their question "what will happen when I go to the Senior Center" - they will be welcomed!
Please sign up to volunteer and help us start a new telephone reassurance program to connect our seniors with our services. Since some seniors are not familiar with us, we want to call those in our community to acquaint them with the resources and programs that are available to them here.
With the addition of Tai Chi a few weeks ago, the Senior Center now offers a half dozen exercise programs for all levels, as well as a popular walking club. We serve lunch daily and offer a variety of crafts, lessons and organized trips. From chorale groups to computer classes, painting to pizza and a movie, there is truly something to support every lifestyle.
Bargan Barn Schedule
Donations will be welcomed beginning on Monday, April 14
The Barn will be open on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
May 1 thru October 9, 2014
The Barn will open on Saturday, May 17 for "Antiques Auto Show"
and on Saturday, September 27 for a "Community Open House"
(hours to be announced)
Volunteers wanted to accept deliveries, stock shelves, help customers, and have fun! Call Fran Cioffi at (781) 438-1157 on Tuesday or Thursday.
Main Street Quick Stops
Each Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, the Senior Center van will be available to shuttle you up and down Main Street to run errands. The van will depart the Center promptly at 9:00 AM. The first stop will be the Stoneham Public Library, and then the van will continue north on Main Street to Redstone and back until 11:00 AM. You must reserve your space in advance by calling the Center at (781) 438-1157. There will be a $2.00 per trip charge.
Social Media (Get Connected) - April 3
Join us on Thursday, April 3 at 11:00 AM for a presentation on Social Media by Maxabiz (social media includes Facebook, e-mail, Linkedin, Skype, Twitter and more). This is your opportunity to ask questions and sign up for classes. Find out what your grandchildren have been talking about. Social Media classes will be held on the following dates:
Session 1 Classes
April 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 2:00 PM
Session 2 Classes
April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 2:00 PM
These classes were made possible by a grant from the Stoneham Rotary.
"The first wealth is health"
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Submitted by Roberta Alpert)
To Ginger Koretsky for winning the raffle gift basket that included Stoneham Theatre tickets.
Laura Chinappi of StonehamBank for donating the basket!
The Senior Center will be closed for Patriots Day on Monday, April 21. In case of inclement weather, the Senior Center will be closed if the Stoneham Schools are closed for the day. If you are unsure, it is always best to call the Center at (781) 438-1157 before coming.