The following activities are being offered by the Scituate Council on Aging.
Learn to Play Ukulele!: 11 a.m. to noon Fridays for five weeks, until June 14, at SHCB, 44 Jericho Road. Cindy Miller, co-founder and director of the Unlikely Strummers, will teach this class. This class is for anyone. There needs to be five registered individuals to run this class at $40 per person. Attendees do not need to be able to read music, but they do need to bring their own ukulele. Miller is available to recommend and help make this purchase. She suggests that a nice quality ukulele can be purchased for about $60-70.
Scituate History with Bob Jackman: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays until June 19. This session’s new topic “The Automobile's Impact on Scituate Lives” will survey the changes in the lifestyles and employment of residents and tourists as the automobiles came into use. This session will be offered for four weeks only. Tuition reduced to $15 for the shorter timeframe. Jackman will take a hiatus for the summer.
Memory Training: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until June 24. This four-week program is the last one until new funding is available. Registration is required. Learn strategies and techniques for counteracting the most common age-related memory complaints with curriculum straight from UCLA Longevity Center.
Storytelling: Sharing Stories of a Life: 10:30 a.m. June 12. Drew Morgan started the company Memento Life Stories. In this interactive presentation, Morgan will share his learnings from conducting life story interviews and provide best practices for how to create meaningful recordings with loved ones.
Dine out Lunch & Dinner Club: 5 p.m. June 12 at Jake’s Seafood Restaurant in Hull. Leave the COA at 4:15 p.m. Call for reservation. Van ride cost is $3.
Summer Barbeque: noon to 2 p.m. July 2. Location is TBA. Annual COA BBQ to kick off 4th of July. Nona’s Ice Cream Truck will also be onsite. Sign up required.
Scituate Stitchers: 3-4:30 p.m. first Wednesdays of the month. Join other quilters, experienced and beginners. Bring a project or start a new one. Drop in or call 781-545-8722 to sign up.
Gentlemen’s Breakfast: 9 a.m. at The North River Grille at Widow’s Walk Golf, unless otherwise noted. Call to find out where the breakfast and talk will be held. Sign up at 781-545-8722. Cost is $8 per person.
Games at Gates School with Students: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays. Sign up required at 781-545-8722. Gates School will be hosting seniors every other week to join middle schoolers for some gaming. The group will meet on May 29.
Men’s Breakfasts: 9 a.m. Tuesdays. All Men’s Breakfasts will be held at The North River Grille Restaurant at Widow’s Walk Golf, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $8 per person. Registration required.
Friday Flix: 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Snacks and popcorn always served. June 14: “Bohemian Rhapsody”; June 28: “Vice”
“MAPS”—Monthly Antiques Presentation Series: 11 a.m. to noon, first Friday of the month. Cost is $4 for each presentation. Registration required.
Big Bus Trips: All day excursions, some with lots of walking. Ask to find out if a trip is right for you. Transportation by Luxury Coach Bus.
July 9: “A Day in Maine” in Kennebunkport, Maine. An experienced guide will lead a tour of the famous Kennebunkport and Ocean Avenue, featuring the home of our former President Bush, the Wedding Cake House, a visit to the Franciscan Monastery, and free time to shop in town. Lunch will be served prior to the tour at a local Kennebunk restaurant. Cost is $95. Call to sign up.
Van Trip: Maximum 12 people for van ride.
June 19: Museums and lunch in Sandwich. Museum Hopper pass for Hoxie House and Grist Mill. Cost: $18, includes admission to both museums, bag of cornmeal and the van ride. Depart Scituate at 8:45 a.m. Return to Scituate at 3:30 p.m. Schedule: Grist Mill at 10 a.m., Hoxie at 10:45/11 a.m. Bring money for lunch. Lunch will be at a local Sandwich restaurant. Reservation TBA.
Concerts: South Shore Conservatory of Music Coffee Break Concerts. Concerts are at 11 a.m. Call for a van ride, $5. The concert is free. Reservation is required, even if you are driving yourself. Space is limited.
Caregivers Support Group: Meets at noon on the third Wednesday of every month at St. Mary's Parish Center. The group is open to caregivers and offers support, guidance and assistance with finding appropriate resources. Drop-ins welcome. Led by Laura Minier, social services manager for the Council on Aging.
Nordic Walking Group: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. Fridays. A group of like-minded fitness walkers. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes. To reserve poles: 781-545-8722. Good weather: outside, behind Veteran’s Gym. Bad weather: indoor Veteran’s Gym. Walker should dress in layers, wear gloves and be prepared to walk indoor or outdoor.
Walking Group: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meet at the Scituate Harbor Community Building. A group of like-minded fitness walkers. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes. To reserve poles: 781-545-8722. Good weather: outside, behind Veteran’s Gym. Bad weather: indoor Veteran’s Gym. Walker should dress in layers, wear gloves and be prepared to walk indoor or outdoor.
Trail Walking: 1 p.m. through June 28. Meet at the Senior Center at 12:45 p.m. to carpool to walk location. The group will walk in light rain, so dress accordingly. Weather cancellations will be made by 10:30 a.m. the day of the walk. Make sure the group has contact information in the event of cancellation.
Networking Works: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and runs through May at the Scituate Town Library Community Room. Funded by the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs and managed by Massachusetts Councils on Aging. The Scituate COA is one of only 16 sites selected by MCOA for this important program for adults age 50 and older looking for a new job, a new career direction, re-entering the workforce after an employment gap or looking for a Second Act career. Meet, network and learn about a new topic at each bi-weekly group meeting. Call the Senior Center to register. Experienced facilitator and career coach Debbie Raymond, as well as guest speakers, will guide attendees. Call Jenny to sign up at 781-545-8722.
Meet and Greet with Patrick Kearney: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Representative Kearney will continue the tradition of meeting with any and all interested seniors at the Scituate Senior Center on the fourth Friday of the month. RSVP to 781-545-8722. Residents who are unable to attend that day can call the Senior Center to set up an appointment for another time, or call 781-690-7923 to discuss an issue directly with Kearney.