The Center for Active Living, located at 44 Nook Road, adjacent to Plymouth North High School, offers many programs for seniors and the disabled in the community.
The Center for Active Living, located at 44 Nook Road, adjacent to Plymouth North High School, offers many programs for seniors and the disabled in the community. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Call the Center at 508-830-4230. You can view the monthly newsletter online at http://ourseniorcenter.com. The Friends of the Plymouth Council on Aging meet the second Monday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Center. Visit the Friends website at http://fpcoa.org to learn more about membership opportunities and fee structure. There is no fee to become a member of the Center, however, class and program fees may apply.
Valentine's Day Party with DJ Jeff Baker: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Attendees can enjoy music and dancing. Wear something red. No fee. Registration is required.
Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit program: 10 a.m. Feb. 16. State Rep. Matt Muratore will bring Brian Lynch, of DOR's Office of Advocacy, Training and Communication, to discuss the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit program and what it can mean. Registration is required.
Preparing for your next doctor's appointment: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21 with Denise Ksen-Smith of Cape Cod VNA. Free workbooks for attendees. No fee but registration is required.
Massachusetts Department of Revenue discussion: 10 a.m. Feb. 26. State Rep. Mathew Muratore will host a discussion with special guest speaker Brian Lynch from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Lynch will talk about the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. To be eligible for the credit on the Massachusetts state income, a resident must be 65 years or older and property tax, water and sewer payments must exceed 10 percent of annual income. The deadline to file for 2014 is April 15.
Using Essential Oils for Healing: 10 a.m. Feb. 28 with Comfort Keepers. Learn how to use essential oils for everyday health and wellness. Make and take a rollerball remedy. No fee but registration is required.
Discussing sensitive topics for women: Urinary Incontinence: 9:30 a.m. March 2 with PEAK Physical Therapy. Addressing this issue with physical therapy and exercise not just treating the symptoms. Registration required. No fee.
Buried in Treasures: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, March 6-June 19. Judgement free, educational self-help group for people with hoarding issues. Must register with Deana Andrade at Old Colony Elder Services 508-584-1651, ext. 232. Sponsored by the Greater Brockton Area Hoarding Task Force, MassHousing, The Plymouth Networking group and Old Colony Elder Services. No fee but attendees must meet criteria.
Financial/Retirement Advice: Joe Anderson of SHP Financial takes appointments from 9:30 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month. Sandy Childs of Edward Jones takes appointments from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. every second Tuesday evening of the month. Call the center to book an appointment. All initial financial consults are free of charge.
Legal: Appointments are held from 2 to 4 p.m. Attorney Kristen Muratore on second Thursday each month; Attorney Steve Triffletti on third Thursday each month; Attorney Ed Conroy on first and fourth Thursdays each month. Initial legal consults are free of charge. Call for appointments.
GATRA IDs: from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. on the second Wednesday each month by appointment for Plymouth residents.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers: 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday each month. Professionally-led group for caregivers, family, and others dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Register.
Bridge to Inner Peace with Sherry Hammel: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This is a peer-to-peer support group. Group focuses on healing, growth and wellness in coping with life-interrupting challenges, including trauma, depressions, addiction and low self-esteem. This group is part of the South Eastern Recovery Learning Community.
Forget Me Not: at 11 a.m. on the last Monday each month. For people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Share concerns with others with the same challenges. Register.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 10 a.m. Thursdays for professionally led support group. Drop in.
Lupus Support Group: from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. This group offers information, support, and friendship. Family and friends are always welcome. Register.
Memory Café: 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday each month. A place for people with memory loss and their care companions to come together and make new friends, have some fun, and support one another. Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sponsored by New England Village. Register.
You and Eye Low Vision Support Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday each month. Monthly speakers. Register.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Blood Pressure Clinics: Norwell VNA is at 12:30 p.m. on the first Monday each month; Kindred At Home is at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday each month;Overlook is at 11 a.m. on the fourth Thursday each month; North River is at 11 a.m. on the last Tuesday each month.
Off The Beaten Path Walking Group: Meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the PCAL to carpool, or 8:45 a.m. at the meeting spot. Check newsletter for dates and locations. All are subject to change.
At Home Hearing Healthcare with Michael Schmit: from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Free hearing screenings.
Balance & Stretch: 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Fee is $5 per session.
Ballroom Dancing: 11:30 a.m. Fridays with instructors Pat and Jim. Fee is $5 per session. Register.
BIG Exercise: 2-3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Designed for people with Parkinson’s-related diagnosis. This class runs in five-week cycles; cost is $50 for one day per week or $100 for two days per week.
Chair Yoga with Karen: 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $6 per session. Another session is held at 11:15 a.m. Fridays with guided meditation. Cost is $5 per session.
Drum Circle: 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month. Open to public and entirely improvised. Bring a drum. Free.
Formation Dance – Naughty Nookers: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Learn a dance routine to be performed at PCAL or local facilities. Intermediate level of dance. Fee is $5 per session.
Gentle Yoga with Maureen: 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Mondays. Fee is $5 per session. No yoga Nov. 6, 13 and 20.
Heart & Hand with Janet Enos: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Fridays. Aerobic movement and strength training with music. Fee is $5 per session.
Jazz Groove: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Fee is $5 per session.
Karate (Self-Defense) with Tom Hallahan: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Fee is $5 per session.
Laughter Yoga: 10 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday each month. Free class. Register.
Line Dancing: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Mindfulness: 1 p.m. Mondays. Meditation practice. Free.
Off the Beaten Path Walking Group: 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at PCAL to carpool or 8:45 a.m. at meeting spot. Locations vary by month.
On The Table – Massage: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Appointments required. Gratuities accepted.
Pedi Care: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. second Monday and fourth Friday each month. Fee is $29 for a 30-minute service.
PNHS Indoor Track Walking Group: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Attendees must meet with volunteer coordinator Ginnie Healey at the PCAL before attending this group. Free.
Qi Gong with Fang-Chih Lee: 9:30 a.m. Mondays. Fee is $5 per session.
Sit, Stand, & Move: noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Fee is $5 per session.
Tai Chi Chuan with Fran Aldritch: 9 a.m. Thursdays. Fee is $15 per month.
Yoga for Any Body with The Yoga Connection Instructors: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fee is $5 per session.
Adult Coloring Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring a coloring book or try one of the provided designs. Great way to relieve stress and clear your mind. Free.
Amazing Origami: 10 to 11:30 a.m. first and third Tuesday each month. A new model will be created each meeting. Fee is $1-2 depending on cost of materials.
Andi’s Art Attack: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Learn fundamentals of painting and try new techniques in various mediums, including acrylics and pastels. Different lesson each week. All levels welcome. Gratuities accepted.
Art Soup: 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Discover new abilities and learn to look at the world through color, shape and design. The group will use pencils, acrylic, and watercolors to draw still-lifes, landscapes, and figures. Free. Gratuities accepted.
Botanical Drawing & Watercolors with Cindi Walsh-Hamlin: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Fear-free drawing and painting. Learn floral rendering and architectural perspective. Open to new learners. Fee is $10 per class.
Drawing for Joy: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Cost is $6 per class.
Knitting with Carol: 10 a.m. Mondays. Bring a current project. Free class.
Let The Water Do The Work: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. This is a new course for people wanting to explore the watercolor medium with instructor Colleen Luongo. Free course. Gratuities accepted. Register.
Open Art Studio: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring a current project. Free.
Oriental Rug Making: 9:30 a.m. to noon every Monday. Instruction is free, except for a supply fee as needed. Ginni Harvey instructs on first and third Monday of the month. Register.
Portraiture with Cindi Walsh-Hamlin: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays. Fee is $6 per class. Register.
Pottery: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fee is $6 per class. Class is currently full; leave name for waiting list.
Quilting Club: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring a current project to work in a supportive group. Free.
Sewing and Knitting: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring a current project, chat, and socialize. Free.
Shutterbugs Digital Photography: 10:45 a.m. second and fourth Friday of the month. Learn to take better photos in all genres of photography. Free.
Writing Workshop: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Free.
MIX & MINGLE
Bookworms: 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday every month. Group-chosen books are available at Plymouth Public Library.
Friday Feature Films: Join for screenings of new blockbusters at 12:45 p.m. every Friday. See newsletter for scheduled movies.
Games: Dominoes at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays; Train Dominoes at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; Chess at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays; Mahjong (American) at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays; Mahjong (Chinese) at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays; Cribbage at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Whist at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; Bridge at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
Hot Topic: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays. This is an open group to discuss any interesting topics anyone is willing to share. Drop in.
Men’s Morning Coffee: 9 a.m. Fridays at PCAL, except for the first Friday each month which is held at Stafford Hill. Thought-provoking discussion of world and personal issues.
Pilgrim Pride: 5 p.m. last Tuesday of the month. A place for Plymouth-area LGBT seniors to meet up.
Senior Singles: 1 p.m. every third Thursday each month. Location varies by month. Check the newsletter for more information.
Women’s Group: 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Insightful discussions that bring enrichment to daily life.
Computer Instruction: Available monthly. Classes for Beginner, iPad, and Windows 7, 8, & 10. Call for dates and reservations.
iPad & iPhone with Matthew: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call in advance to schedule a time.