Upcoming Events, Program Spotlight, and Bulletin Board

UPCOMING EVENTS

Memory Cafe – December 4
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Art Matters II – December 4 
For more information see the Arts and Entertainment Section

Brain Games – December 4 and 18
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Parkinsons Support Group – December 5
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Brain Games – December 4 and 18
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Home Instead Presentation – December 5
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Mens Breakfast – December 6 and 20
For more information see the Dining Section

The Traveling Tooth Fairy – December 8
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Liberty Tree Mall Shopping Trip 
December 8
For more information see the Transportation
Section

Stoneham Chorale Holiday Concert
December 10
For more information see the Arts and Entertainment Section

Windsor Place Tour – December 11
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Annual Holiday Party – December 12
For more information see the Arts and Entertainment Section

Walmart Shopping Trip – December 15
For more information see the Transportation
Section

Apex Free Hearing Clinic – December 20
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

MVES’s Referral & Info. Services – Dec. 21
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Senior Center  – December 22 to 25
The Senior Center will close at Noon on Friday, December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, December 26

Veterans’s Coffee – December 28
For more information see the Dining Section

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Transportation Options in Stoneham

Stoneham Senior Center Van
Phone:  (781) 438-1157

The Stoneham Senior Center provides to residents living independently in the community transportation to and from the Senior Center, grocery shopping, Main Street Quick Stops, Cheap Eats, shopping trips to Walmart and other local retail locations, Monday thru Friday. Please call the Center for the fixed schedule to each of these destinations, or go to our website at www.stonehamseniorcenter.org for more information.

Volunteers provide medical transportation, Monday thru Friday, to doctor’s offices in Stoneham, Winchester, Melrose, Wakefield, the Reading Health Center and Lahey Clinic (14 day advance notice required).


The Ride

500 Rutherford Avenue (3rd Floor)
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone (617) 337-2727

The Ride offers door-to-door, shared-ride transit service to cities and towns in and around Boston who cannot use bus, subway or trolley service because of a physical, cognitive or mental disability. You must call The Ride to apply for eligibility.

The service operates seven days a week from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Only registered Ride customers, Personal Care Assistants and their guests may use this service, local one-way fare when booked 1-7 days in advance is $3.15.


Trip Metro North (Mystic Valley Elder Services)

Phone (781) 324-7705

Free, passenger-controlled transportation program for older adults and adults living with disabilities in Stoneham and other surrounding towns.

Do you have someone willing to offer a helping hand (friends or neighbors, others) willing to drive you to a destination? This program will reimburse your driver for mileage.


Local Taxi Services

Town Taxi of Stoneham
(781) 438-3030

Checker Cab of Woburn
(781) 937-6000

Eagle Taxi of Winchester
(781) 279-1215

City Taxi of Melrose
(781) 662-0736

Sky Taxi
(781) 558-8884


MBTA Bus #132 (Main Street – Stoneham, MA)

MBTA bus #132 starts at Redstone Shopping Center and ends at Malden Center Station (Orange Line), with multiple stops along Main Street in Stoneham (stops are marked with signs), and Oak Grove Station (Orange Line) in Melrose.

The bus schedule is as follows:

Weekdays:  6:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Saturdays:  8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

The fare is $.85 per ride with a “Charlie Card”


BULLETIN BOARD

Special Inclement Weather Note
If the Stoneham School System is closed due to inclement weather the Stoneham Senior Center will also be closed that day. If you question whether or not the Center will be open, just give us a call at (781) 438-1157 before coming. Closing announcements will also be made on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed.


Senior Center Reminders

For the safety of everyone, please park in designated, marked spaces only. When you are driving into the parking lot, please follow the signs that direct you to circle the building in a counter-clockwise direction.