The Kingston Council on Aging is located at 30 Evergreen St.
The Kingston Council on Aging is located at 30 Evergreen St. The Centers hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information about any program, service or activity please call our office at 781-585-0511 or view the newsletter online at the KCOA page at http://kingstomass.org. The Kingston Council on Aging is open to people of all ages. Events are open to the community. The only requirement is to sign up in advance.
Transportation is available to all Kingston Seniors free of charge. Transportation is used for coming to the Center, grocery shopping and trips to the post office, library, special events and other programs. It is also used for local medical appointments between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. A 48 hour notice is required for all rides.
The KCOA is happy to announce that we offer assistance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Stop by the center and see Paula or Gretchen.
Community Outreach Worker is now on staff. The Council on Aging welcomes Darlene Regan. Regan will be providing outreach, advocacy and support services to the seniors of Kingston. She will also be assessing individual needs and referring clients to appropriate resources; providing follow up services; performing outreach activities; and developing information and referral networks to share. For questions or to meet with Regan, call 781-585-0511 or email email@example.com.
Food Bank Fridays: Do you need a little extra food to help you make it through the weekend? The KCOA announced that they offer assistance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Stop by the center and see Paula or Gretchen.
Camera 101: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17. This class will continue on Monday nights. Instructor Tom Bolas will explain step-by-step the ins and outs on how to operate a camera and how to compose a photograph. Attendees need a digital camera and the desire to learn. Bolas is a retired photographer and is an instructor in video production for PACTV. Sign up in the event book or call 781-585-0511 to do so. This class is limited to 15 people.
Tom’s Special Lunch & Learn: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Attendees can join Tom and enjoy his Tuesday lunch of chicken cordon bleu, baked potato, sour cream, celery and carrots almandine, and strawberry chiffon. Delia De Mello, Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist from the Social Security Administration will be here to answer all questions. Sign up in the event book or call 781-585-0511 to reserve a spot. Cost is $2.50 suggested donation.
Nutrition, Lifestyle and Eating Behavior Management for Successful Weight Loss: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Get the facts from Big Y’s consultant and registered dietitian, Kathy Jordan, who will discuss which diets work and which ones to avoid. This presentation will help attendees set realistic and attainable goals and develop healthy, sustainable nutrition and lifestyle habits that last.
Fall Ciderfest and Donut Festival: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 3. Enjoy homemade cider and donuts, made by council on aging members and staff. Attendees can also participate in the first Pie Making Contest, limited to apple and pumpkin, with top honors receiving awards.
Kingston Fall Author Talks series: 7 p.m. Oct. 4. George Michelsen Foy, “Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro.”
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
New Health and Wellness: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Dianne, from Enos Diabetic shoes, will assist with diabetic shoe needs, no appointment necessary. Have Insurance questions? The now has Elaine in attendance from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Thursday of the to help.
Mind Joggers with Marie Bouley: Every other Friday.
Blood Pressure Clinics:
First Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Overlook VNA
Second Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Glucose check and ask a nurse, Cape Cod VNA
Fourth Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and ask a nurse, Cape Cod VNA
Hearing Screening: 12:30 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month
Pedi-Care: By appointment every third Wednesday of each month. Cost is $29. Make checks payable to Town of Kingston.
Diabetic Shoes: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Thursday of each month.
Insurance Questions: from 10 a.m. to noon third Thursday of each month. Call to make an appointment.
Circuit Training with Chris Nute: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Cost: $5 per class.
Zumba with Deb Rafferty: 4 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $5 per class.
Tai-Chi with Reggie: 5 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $5 per class.
Yoga with Margie Canty: 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $5 per class.
Zumba with Deb Rafferty: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $3 per class.
30/30 Class with Chris Nute: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $5 per class.
Ballet/Barre/Jazz with Jan Harold: 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $5 per class.
Tai Chi with Peter: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost: $5 per class.
Musical Yoga with Your Favorite Classical Rock Bands: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $5 per class.
Zumba with Deb Rafferty: 9 a.m. Fridays. Cost: $3 per class.
Tap Dance with Jan Harold: 10 a.m. Fridays. Cost: $5 per class.
Tai Chi with Reggie: 11 a.m. Fridays. Cost: $5 per class.
THURSDAY LUNCH MENU
A homemade lunch is served every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 for residents and $4 for nonresidents.
WEEKLY CARDS AND GAMES
Pinochle: 8:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Canasta: 12:30 p.m. Mondays
Cribbage: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays
NEW Mahjongg: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Whist: 1 p.m. Wednesdays
Bingo: 1 p.m. Thursdays
Left Right Center: 12 p.m. Fridays
WORKSHOPS AND CLUBS
Mondays: Tops, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Every second Monday: Metal Detecting Club from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays: Summer Sew In from 9 a.m. to noon
Third Tuesday: Book Club at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays: Oil Painting with Violet from 8:45 a.m. to noon
Thursdays: South Shore Quilts for Kids from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Fridays: Computer help with Bob Barry at 11:30 a.m., by appointment.
Medicare Annual Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7.
Medicare allows current beneficiaries to make changes. There are other enrollment periods but, the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment allows more options to current Medicare and Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries. What you can do:
Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO OR PPO)
Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare (January 1 – February 14, 2019)
Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan
Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage
Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug- coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that does not offer drug coverage
Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely (Not recommended, only if you have another credible plan to replace it).
Not everyone needs to make changes. Call the Kingston Council on Aging and make an appointment during the open enrollment period.