Upcoming Events, Program Spotlight, and Bulletin Board

UPCOMING EVENTS

Attorney for Seniors – August 1
For more information see the Human Services Section

Art Matters: Paul Cezanne – August 1
For more information see the Arts & Entertainment Section

Farmer’s Market Coupons – August 2
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Parkinson Support Group – August 2
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Newport Playhouse “Baggage” – August 6
For more information see the Arts & Entertainment Section

Brain Games – August 7 and 28
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

National Root Beer Float Day – August 7
For more information see the Arts & Entertainment section

Men’s Breakfast – August 8 and 23
For more information see the Dining Section

Stoneham Theatre “Dames at Sea” – August 13
For more information see the Day Trips Section

Come See the Nurse – August 14 & September 11
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Diabetic Shoe Clinic – August 15
For more information see the Health & Welfare Section

Red Hat Society Meeting -August 16
For more information see the Arts & Entertainment Section

Apex Hearing Care Clinic (Free) – August 16
For more information see the Health & Wellness Section

MVES’s Referral & Information Services – August 17
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Walmart Shopping Trip – August 18
For more information see the Transportation Section

The Traveling Tooth Fairy – August 18
For more information see the Health and Welness Section

End of Summer Clambake & Dance – August 29
For more information see the Arts & Entertainment Section

“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” – August 29
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

Wachusett Brewery Tour  – September 29
For more information see the Day Trips Section

MVES “A Matter of Balance” – September 12  October 31
For more information see the Health and Wellness Section

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”

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BULLETIN BOARD

Senior Center Announcements
We Need Muscle! If you know of anyone who is available to work 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM every Thursday for the next four months,we need help with trash removal, deliveries, and general heavy lifting. Must be able to pass a CORI check. Call Mary Z at (781) 438-1157 on Tuesday, Wenesday or Thursday if interested.


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.