The Center for Active Living, located at 44 Nook Road, adjacent to Plymouth North High School, offers many programs for seniors and other members of the community.

The Center for Active Living, located at 44 Nook Road, adjacent to Plymouth North High School, offers many programs for seniors and other members of 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.

Timeless Treasures Gift Shop: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. located inside the Center for Active Living. All items are $5 or less. No clothes, food, furniture or electronics are accepted. Proceeds benefit the Center for Active Living.

SPECIAL EVENTS

TRIAD presents Men's Health: 10 a.m. Sept. 26. Sponsored by TRIAD and SALT. Registration required.

Delicious & Nutritious: Thanksgiving Recipe!: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Join chef Jerry Levine and dietitian Marcia Richards filming Live at PCAL and answering questions about the food. Registration required.

Flu Shot Clinic with Walgreen’s: 11 a.m. Oct. 3. Bring insurance cards. Registration required.

Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Vendors wanted. This flea market will be both indoors and outdoors. For applications, visit http://fopcoa.com. Sponsored by Friends of Plymouth Council on Aging.

Perfectly Pastels: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Drawing with pastels and perfecting techniques with Cindi Walsh-Hamlin. Cost is $5 per class. Registration is required.

Advanced/Intermediate Ballroom Dancing with Instructor Debi Isreal: 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost of $10 per class.

Rummikub: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. A tile-based game combining elements of Rummy and Mah Jong.

The Poet's Corner: 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Discussing a range of works with Peter Trenouth, a published writer and retired high school English teacher. Cost is $5 per meeting. Participants encouraged to share their own poems.

Bookworms: 1:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. Chosen books are available at the Plymouth Public Library. Registration required.

Diabetes Boot Camp: noon on the third Friday of every month. Share challenges and successes in a one-hour Support Group with Joyce Lekarcyk, certified diabetes nurse. Registration required.

 

ONGOING

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.

Life Insurance Review & Long Term Care Options: Make an appointment and meet with Elaine Buonvicino, Independent Insurance Agent to review your existing policies. She can answer questions, check if policies are still in place, and check coverage. She takes appointments to inform and advise people on these matters. She will be at the Center every last Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

SUPPORT

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.

Forget Me Not: at 2 p.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 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. This group offers information, support, and friendship. Family and friends are always welcome. Register. May is Lupus Awareness month. This month, the speaker will be Mary Good from Good Life Nutrition. She will discuss proper nutrition and Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children and their families with life threatening illnesses.

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

Heart and Hand: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Aerobic and Strength Training to Music with Certified Personal Trainer and Arthritis Instructor Janet Enos. Cost is $5 per class.

Pilates w/Louise: 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Strengthen the body, stabilize muscles and improve posture.  Classes are for all levels of fitness and will work within your range of motion. $5 per class. Registration required.

Delicious & Nutritious: 2:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month. Join Dietitian Marcia Richards as the group watches Chef Jerry Levine cook live at PACTV. Registration required. Call for fare of the month.

Looking to Volunteer?: the fourth Wednesday of each month. Be a part of the monthly volunteer orientation at the PCAL. Registration required.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Call the center for Blood Pressure Clinic Dates.

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.

FIIT Cycle: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Fair Intensity Interval Training with Janet Enos. Max of 16 participants. Cost is $5 weekly. Registration required.

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. Designed for people with Parkinson’s-related diagnosis. $10 per session.

Mindful Yoga with Carol Cooney: 3 p.m. Mondays. This gentle non-competitive yoga is a practice of compassion for ourselves and others, mindfulness, reflection, time listening to our own bodies, and, of course humor. This class is suitable for all abilities. All are welcome no prior experience necessary. $5 per class.

Yoga with Reiki: 9 a.m. Wednesdays with Ginny Davis. $5 per class.

Zumba Gold: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. With Deb Rafferty. Fee $5 per class. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring water.

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.

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 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Appointments required. Gratuities accepted.

Pedi Care: 9 a.m. to 3 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.

 

THE ARTS

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. $10 per class.

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.

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.

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 Book Club: 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: 9:30 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.

 

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

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.

Device Advice: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Bring a device. Bring passwords and cords for service. First-come, first-served.