The September edition of the Stoneham Sentinel as well as September'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.
The Friends of the Stoneham Senior Center is pleased to present the second Stoneham Antique Car Show to benefit the Stoneham Senior Center Community Garden. Proceeds from the show will be used to purchase the seeds and supplies that the garden committee needs to plant the garden.
The show will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 11:00AM-2:00PM on the lawn of the Stoneham Senior Center, 136 Elm Street. The rain date is October 4.
If you have a car that you are proud of that is at least 30 years old, you are invited to sign up to show your car. Clck here to register your vehicle for the show. Please email a photo of your vehicle to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A large part of our fundraising effort is the commemorative program. The program offers you the opportunity to showcase your business to antique car enthusiasts and Senior Center supporters. It will include information on some of the cars that will be shown, the Senior Center, and the community garden. We will distribute approximately 300 programs throughout the day.
There are two ways for your business to support the Senior Center and the show: sponsor the event or purchase an ad in the program. Sponsors receive additional benefits such as banner placement at the show, recognition on the website and through social media, and inclusion in all show printed marketing materials.
Please consider a sponsorship or placing an ad in the program. You'll be reaching a good audience and helping the seniors in our community at the same time.
Ads start at only $25 and can be emailed to email@example.com in jpeg or tiff format. If you have any questions, use the same email address or call Dennis O'Hara at (781) 572-8467.
The Town of Stoneham is once again offering eligible senior citizens the opportunity to work for the Town in exchange for a property tax credit of up to $500. You must go to the Tax Assessor's office at town hall first to determine your eligibility. If the assessor's office finds that you are eligible, they will refer you to the Senior Center for the application. Eligible seniors will be matched with a town department and job duties based on their employment experiences and capabilities.
If you are participating in the Veterans Tax Work-Off Program, you are not eligible to participate in the Senior Tax Work-Off Program. Senior veterans may participate in the veterans' program or the seniors' program, but not both.
For more information call Maureen Canova at (781) 438-1157.
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!
Message from the Director
As the summer comes to a close and the kids return to school, activity heats up around the Senior Center. September means so much - Town Day, our Open House, the Friend's Antique Care Show and we must not forget, Falls Prevention Month. Preventing falls is one of the most important considerations in seniors' health and safety. See "For the Health of It" section for information on the programs that we will have on falls prevention this month.
Medicare Open Enrollment
It's that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HBO, PPO) you should receive information from your plan by the end of September. It is important to read and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2016.
During Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment (October 15 - December 7), you will have a chance to change your plan for next year. If you never had a drug plan, this is your opportunity to join one. SHINE (Serving to Health Insurance Needs of Everyone ... on Medicare) Counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as explain other options you may have. Appointments are limited so make your appointment soon. Please bring your Medicare care and list of prescriptions with you to your appointment. You can make a SHINE appointment at the Senior Center by calling (781) 438-1157.
New SHINE Counselor
The SHINE Program assists elders and individuals with disabilities in understanding their Medicare and MassHealth benefits and other health insurance options. The program ensures that Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers have access to accurate, unbiased and up-to-date information about their health care options. Roberta Collins, a MVES trained SHINE Counselor, will begin taking appointments here at the Center on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to Noon beginning September 22 nd. Marcia Wengen will continue her regular hours on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please welcome Roberta!
Stoneham Community Chorale
"Connecting the community, one song at a time" is the motto of this inter-generational chorale sponsored by the Stoneham Senior Center and the MELD Foundation. The group is directed by the talented Tudor Bota. No audition is required. Rehearsals are held at the Center on Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The cost is $35.00 per season. All are welcome. The season runs from September 17 thru December 6.
Congratulations to Rose Perrone and Pam Hodges - two of our winners of the weekly sign-in raffle! They won by signing into the Senior Center on our new computer monitor during the first two weeks of August. Thank you to all who participated.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see