NEWS !

January Newsletter

Message from the Director

Hello 2024! We have a lot of great things going on at the center. We look forward to seeing
everyone!
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-Tai Chi Lunch and Learn pg 2
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-Memory café pg 5
Your lucky Director Kristen

A note from the Senior Center Friends Board of Directors:
Senior Center Friends’ “Door Deal” drive in November raised $1,150 to automate the ladies
room and rear deck doors. A generous anonymous donor matched that amount for a total of
$2,300. Each door upgrade costs $3,000; so we will continue to look for additional ways to
raise the balance of $3,700. We appreciate everyone’s generosity and thank you for believing in
this project.

Events

The Singing Grandpops Sign up for this fun musical group from the Retired
Men’s Club of Arlington, the Singing Grand pops,
will perform on Friday, January 26th at 1pm.

Tai Chi Lunch and Learn What is Tai Chi?
It’s an ancient Chinese movement that offers a number of health benefits!
There are many benefit to Tai Chi especially for older adults, it can have significant benefits on muscle control,
stability, balance and flexibility.
Where: Stoneham Senior Center
When: Thursday, January 19th, 2023
Time: 11-12 pm (program) 12-1pm (lunch)
For more information or to register please call Stoneham Senior Center 781-438-1157

Winter Festival Watching a Hallmark Winter festival is nice on the TV, how
about joining the senior center for a Winter Festival of fun!
Join us for a hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating and
winter crafts! 1/12 @ 1pm Register required!

ArtMatters Monday January 8th at 2pm– Topic is PROTRAITS IN ART
A portrait is much more than a picture of what someone looks like. A portrait can document the history of a
whole family, or a single individual’s journey. It can be about an era of time, a culture, an event, or the experi-
ence of youth or age. It can tell stories, be self revealing or serve as a commentary of social values or political
institutions. Join us for a look at the many possibilities of the Portrait in art. Share your own point of view.

Outreach Coffee Hour with Amanda, Outreach/Assistant Director, Police Chief Jamie
O’Connor and Fire Chief Matt Grafton

Wednesday, January 24th at 9am @ Stoneham Senior Center

Writing Workshops with The Room to Write The Room to Write will be hosting Gather & Write sessions for Seniors and Veterans from 10:30 – 11:30 am. on
the following Tuesdays in January: the 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
These sessions will be led by an instructor from The Room to Write (TRtW). You may come with your own ide-
as of what to write or be inspired by prompts provided by the instructors. You’ll have time to write, as well as an
opportunity to share your writing.
If you have questions, please contact Linda Malcolm, Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The
Room to Write, at 781-439-1080 or linda@theroomtowrite.org. For more information about The Room to Write,
visit: www.theroomtowrite.org/programs/seniors-veterans Registration required!

ZENTANGLE Monday from 12:45-1:45pm at the center. The instructor Susan Macfarlane
will be on Zoom teaching on the screen. Thanks to the Senior Center Friends
for sponsoring this class No fee to participants. Zentangle is an American method for
drawing, which not only promotes concentration and creativity but at the same time increases
personal well-being. No artistic talent required!

T.E.C.H. Sessions with the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield Dates: Wednesday 1/10 and 1/24 from 10:30-11:30am
To register please call – 781-438-1157
Don’t for get to bring your device and password!

Stoneham Memory Café What is a Memory Cafe?
It’s a social gathering for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Care partners can in-
clude spouses, children, friends, and professional caregivers.
What are the benefits of going to a Memory Cafe?
The benefits include helping guests form new friendships and reduce social isolation that can
occur with people living with dementia and their care partners. It also provides an opportunity to have fun
together in a different environment that involves a creative art activity or entertainment!
Where: Stoneham Senior Center
When: Thursday, January 4th, 2023
Time: 10:30am-12pm
For more information or to register please call Stoneham Senior Center 781-438-1157

Movie and Pizza

1/4 While You Were Sleeping; Lonely transit worker Lucy Eleanor Moderate pulls her longtime crush, Peter,
from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, doctors report that he’s in a coma, and a misplaced comment
from Lucy causes Peter’s family to assume that she is his fiancée. When Lucy doesn’t correct them, they take her
into their home and confidence. Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter’s sheepish
brother, Jack. (1995, Comedy/Romance 1.43 min)

1/11 Who Shot Liberty Valance: A senator returns to a western town for the funeral of an old friend and tells
the story of his origins. (1962, Western/Drama 1.58 min)

1/18 Last Vegas; Aging pals Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam have been best friends since childhood. When Bil-
ly finally proposes to his much-younger girlfriend, all four friends go to Las Vegas to celebrate the end of Billy’s long-
time bachelorhood and relive their glory days. However, the four quickly realize that the intervening decades have
changed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they had not imagined. (2013, Comedy 1.45 min)

1/25 The Age of Adaline; Adaline Bowman has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly
eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance en-
counter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones reawakens Adaline’s long-suppressed passion for life
and romance. When a weekend with Ellis’ parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that
changes her life forever.

Games and Crafts

Game Time!
BINGO– Grab a card or two Wednesday 1-3pm What a great way to get out and have some fun for just a dollar a card!

Card Games– Cribbage Mondays and Fridays 10am– 12pm; Hand and Food

Canasta Fridays 11am- 1:30pm; and Bridge Wednesdays 1-4p

Assorted Games! Are you interested in RummiKub, Dominoes, Monopoly or

Scrabble? Come by Mondays and Fridays from 10a-12pm and play!

Mahjong– Mahjong will challenge you to use your brain and strategize and make decisions! Great for Brain Health! Tuesdays 12:30-3:30pm.

New Addition! Rummikub group every other Friday in the Dining Room!

Timeless Trivia Tues 1pm; 1/9 & 1/23
Come for coffee, snacks, prizes, and games!
Hey! Volunteers are needed and welcome to help with Timeless Trivia the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1 pm! Always looking for new questions/answers or to host the trivia, please call us!

Senior Bowling Fun! We are not a league but we have a lot of fun! All are welcome! We meet at Bowlarama in Wakefield every Monday at 10:15am. We bowl 2 strings. No sign up-just show up!
*NEW LOCATION IN WAKEFIELD!*

Art

Writing Workshops with The Room to Write The Room to Write will be hosting Gather & Write sessions for Seniors and Veterans from 10:30 – 11:30 am. on
the following Tuesdays in January: the 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
These sessions will be led by an instructor from The Room to Write (TRtW). You may come with your own ide-
as of what to write or be inspired by prompts provided by the instructors. You’ll have time to write, as well as an
opportunity to share your writing.
If you have questions, please contact Linda Malcolm, Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The
Room to Write, at 781-439-1080 or linda@theroomtowrite.org. For more information about The Room to Write,
visit:
www.theroomtowrite.org/programs/seniors-veterans Registration required; please sign up by calling 781-438-1157.

ArtMatters Monday 1/8 at 2pm featuring works of Music and Dance

Zentangle Mondays from 12:45-1:45pm at the center.

Art with Howie Thursdays 9-11
For a new art experience, bring your own project and material and learn some new techniques.

Knit/Crochet with Louise Wednesdays at 10

Health
and Wellness

Coffee & Conversation
Ongoing teleconference calls every second and fourth Thursday 1-2 p.m.
Join in these twice monthly calls for conversation, support, resource sharing and tips to reduce stress and anxiety. No need to register, just call in! Meeting on November 9th (no meeting on 23rd due to holiday).
PHONE: 1-646-558-8656 and when asked, enter meeting ID 131-672-167##

From Mystic Valley Elder Services: Hot or cold option is available for lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays, and cold lunch on Thursdays. Please call ahead by noon on the Friday, Tuesday or Wednesday before if you would like to have a lunch reserved for you!
Check out the menu on the next page in the calendar!

Fitness
Zumba fitness with Aimee Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:30 am

Weight training with Aimee Mondays at 12:30pm

Interval Training with Aimee (Combining cardio with toning exercises) Wednesdays at 12:30pm

Drums Alive Mondays 9:45-10:30am Walk in! No pre-registration required!

Line Dancing Weds at 2:30pm at the center, fun, healthy and rewarding activity for all

Relax, Meditate and Reiki with Angela Shea Thursdays 12:30 pm. In-person .

Chair yoga with Rosa Thursdays 2 pm

Free Tai Chi Classes
Beginning Tai Chi with Sherry on Thursdays @ 10am

Friday Intermediate with Jon on Fridays @ 10am

Haircuts

Haircuts with Donna 1/22 Third Monday of the month, 9am-2pm $12.00 no appointment needed.

January Newsletter

Resources

Stoneham Council on Aging Board

Shine Counseling

Senator Jason Lewis

Attorney for Seniors

Walkers, Canes, Commodes, Oh My!

Caregiver’s Support (MVES)

Transportation