June Newsletter

Melrose Wakefield Healthcare’s Aging in Balance Programs June 2021

AARP Programs

In Person Programming for June

Blood Pressure Clinic

with Peg Drummey, BOH Nurse, June 7th from 10-11 am

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group,

June 10th @ 11 am upstairs, MVES


June 15th & 29th @ 1:30pm

Relaxation Circle with Angela Shea

The class will be held weekly on our beautiful deck beginning Thursday, June 10th @ 1 pm
Max 15 participants at one time. All programs require preregistration by calling the Center: there are no drop-ins!

In Person Events

Car Wash

The Stoneham Middle School is doing a special project on Tuesday, June 8th from 9:30-11:30 and will be offering to wash seniors’ cars at the Senior Center for free. Times are available between 9:30-11:30 am and preregistration is required by signing up at the Senior Center. The first 20 people to sign up will get accepted!
Note: Rain date is Wed June 9th.

Juneteenth Celebration

Stoneham Town Common
Saturday June 19th from 11am to 1pm

Pride Day

Stoneham Town Common
Saturday June 12th from 11am to 1pm

The Bargain Barn is coming back – Volunteer Needed

We are planning to open the Barn for the months of August and September, with the help of enough volunteers.
The Barn is normally open on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Setup begins at 9:30 am. Various shifts are available ranging from 2-4 hours. See protocol page 3 of the June Newsletter. A CORI check is required to volunteer. If interested please leave a message for Marcia at 781-438-1157 x 15

Stoneham Historical Society and Museum June 12th 9 AM-12 PM “2nd Annual Yard Sale” at 36 William Street.

All outdoors and socially distanced. Cash and Carry only. All sorts of vintage items new and gently used. Proceeds to help underwrite our programs. RAIN CANCELS.

Virtual Learning

Stoneham Historical Society and Museum June 10th Thursday @ 7 PM
“Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women- Portraying Aviatrix- Amelia Earhart”

The program can be viewed on StonehamTV (Comcast ch.9, RCN ch.3, Verizon ch. 34). Sponsor Northeast Manufacturing Co. of Stoneham.

In light of Nutrition Month, Candace Quigley of Mystic Valley Elder Services has collaborated with Andrea, RD from Somerville/Cambridge Elder Services to create a pre-recorded nutrition presentation.

Please feel free to check it out! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IKlD3cY2Ux436HBqtxwSMtwg-K_SE4ap/view?usp=sharing

Stoneham Public Library ProgramThursday June 3rd at 7 PMStill Life by Val McDermid

Please check stonehamlibrary.org for the virtual link. If you have any questions about library book groups please call 781- 438-1324 or email saltzman@noblenet.org. We are here to help you. This book group meets on Zoom on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm. The next month’s title is chosen at the end of the meeting. Check the website for the meeting link @stonehamlibrary.org! For information on Adult Book Groups, please contact Maureen Saltzman at 781-507-2483!

Drawing and Zentangle

Drawing June 1, 15, 29. Zentangle June 8, 22. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings. Register once and attend any of the sessions. If you’ve registered for a previous session, you are still registered.

Jackie Sorenson Aerobics Classes Hosted by Rosemary Graham 

Fitness Classes on Zoom Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am.
If you would like to join, please email Rosemary Graham at rosemarygraham700@yahoo.com.

Relaxation Circle with Angela Shea

Class will be held weekly on our beautiful deck beginning Thursday, June 10th @ 1pm.
Please contact Angela at angelite9@gmail.com to get the Zoom link.

Fitness Classes with Aimee Borda

Zumba® Fitness Monday 11:15 am and Friday noon Fee $3 
Dance & Tone Wednesday 11:15 pm Fee $3 
Fitness plus Total Body Conditioning Saturday 12–1 pm Fee $5 
For more information or to register for a class, please contact Aimee at aimee@nushapept.com or 617-304-3903.

Enrichment and Resources

Art Matters: May

Primary Video – 

Music and Dance

The human brain is an amazing thing. We use visual images to communicate with one another as a species. We look at images with our eyes, but pictures can connect us to our other senses as well; sound, touch, even taste & smell. We hear the music, feel the movement and can remember events in our lives with all of our senses, just by looking. Join us for some “sensory recall”, as we look at images that let us listen, dance and connect to the world and our own lives.

Bonus Video – 

American Watercolors

Most people think that watercolor is an elegant but simple painting medium. However, the only thing easy about painting with watercolors is cleaning them up. It is truly one of the most difficult means of realistic expression. Some of the few to succeed in this subtle and beautiful medium happened to be Americans. Join us for a look at the work of some great American watercolorists including John James Audubon, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent.

This wonderful program is available to COA members. To view either the primary video or bonus video (both are available for the month and will change monthly), please call the Senior Center at 781-438-1157 for log-in information. If you have trouble logging in, please reach out to us for assistance.

Melrose-Wakefield Healthcare’s Aging in Balance June 2021

My Life, My Health Online Introductory Session- Six Session online workshop beginning this summer!

Choose a date to attend a 45-minute introductory session:
Wednesday, June 9 at 10 am or Tuesday, June 29 at 7 pm

Knowledge Up…Pressure Down Wednesday, June 16th at 7pm

This class will focus on what you can do to reduce high blood pressure and teach you how to keep healthy pressure intact.

Sunny-Side Up Wednesday, June 23rd at 10 amLearn How to Enjoy Your Day in a Positive Way!

Joya Pezzuto, RN will facilitate this 1.5-hour evidence-informed program, providing you with tips and techniques to assist you in more positive thinking and in managing stress.

Coffee & Conversation

Ongoing weekly teleconference every Thursday afternoon 1-2 pm Join in these weekly calls. Call in once or call in every week for conversation, support, resource sharing and tips to reduce stress and anxiety. No need to register just call in! Phone 1-646-558-8656 and when asked, enter meeting ID 131-672-167##
To register for Aging in Balance Programs contact Stephanie Chissler at 781-338-7559 or email schissler@melrosewakefield.org


Grocery Shopping

Transportation for shopping is available to Market Basket and Stop & Shop using the senior center van. Safety measures and very specific protocol, including limited capacity, will be taken to ensure everyone’s wellbeing utilizing the van. Please call the center at 781-438-1157 for more details on the transportation services.

Medical Rides

If you need a ride to a medical appointment, please call the Senior Center for further details at 781-438-1157.

Quick Stops for You

Thursdays at 9:00 am stopping at convenient locations on Main St.

June Newsletter