Arts for the Crafty

Arts and Crafts Group
Join the gang on Mondays at 10:00 am to noon to socialize and  create handmade items that are displayed and sold at the center; proceeds benefit the Stoneham Senior Center.

Drop In Drawing
Art class with Instructor Susan McFarland each Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. The $10 cost per class includes materials.

Chair Caning
Each Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM with Richard Bardet and friends. Instruction provided and all are welcome.

Knitting and Crocheting
Join Rona and friends on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to Noon.

Painting with Howard and Friends is held on Thursdays at 9:30 AM. Bring your own project and supplies.

Classes with Cathy Granese The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 10:00 AM to Noon. The cost is $3.00 per class.

Jewelry Making
Join Pam Hodges on Thursdays at 1:00 PM. The cost is $5.00 per class. No Drop Ins!

Seniors to Seniors Program

A wonderful inter-generational program we’ve implemented thanks to volunteer Richard Bardet six years ago. Students from Stoneham High Schools Creative Writing Class interview Seniors from the community. This program gives seniors the opportunity to verbalize their life narrative and have it published in the Stoneham Independent. The program also allows students the opportunity to learn editing skills and learn about the lives of seniors in our community. A big thank you to Richard for bringing this program to the center. If you are interested in telling your story, we will be visiting the high school on April 25 for the interviews. Please call so we can add you to our list!! We will meet at the center at 11:15 to depart for the high school.
Please read below the experience Angie Adams had with this program:

I had the pleasure of visiting Stoneham High School to be interviewed by some of the students. There were seven seniors and we had two or three interviewers per person. I was looking forward to this but had no idea what a wonderful experience it would be.

Two young men interviewed me. They were pleasant, respectful, funny and totally natural. They took turns asking me questions and waited patiently for my answers. Some answers just popped out, other I had to give some thought to. They had a list of questions to choose from and picked what they were interested in. I was impressed by their selection. For example, “what did you think about the Cold War?” That one made me think, a lot! How about “what was your reaction to the result of the recent election? I took a deep breath on that one and had to stay off my soap box.

There is so much more, but how about you find out for yourself. This Spring there will be a search for more seniors to go for the interviews. Let someone at the Senior Center know that you are interested. It was one of the best experiences of these “silver years.”