Check out the Somerville Council on Aging at Facebook.com/somervilleCOA. Everyone can receive the monthly newsletter that is always filled with useful and important information. For a $5 yearly fee, the newsletter can receive it via the U.S. Postal Service or a free version can be sent electronically. To sign up, contact Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Volunteers needed for the Engage for Brain Health Study: Are you starting to have problems with your memory or have trouble climbing stairs? Engage B might be right for you! 24 week study for people 60 to 89 years of age. Call Chris at 617-625-6600, ext. 2315, or email him at ckowaleski@Somervillema.gov for questions and additional information.

Upcoming Events

Fit-4-Life Nutrition Classes: 3-4 p.m. Thursdays with our Nutritionist Caitlin McAfee. Learn about our new and upcoming nutrition programs including, Cooking with Caitlin, Fit-4-Life Nutrition Class, Meal in a Mug and more. For more information call Caitlin at 617-625-6600, ext. 2316.

Country Western Line Dancing: First and third Thursday of each month at our Holland Street Center. $3 per class — no experience needed. For additional information, questions or to reserve your spot call Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Healthy Steps: 12:30-1:30 p.m Thursdays at the Holland Street Center. Healthy Steps is a therapeutic, gentle, movement class for anyone who needs to get moving, particularly anyone recovering from surgery, frail elders or those living with chronic fatigue or arthritis. Class is free. For additional information or questions to call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market: running until Oct. 19. Fridays: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging Holland Street Center. 2:30-4:30 p.m. East Somerville Community School. Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon North Street Housing Development and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Mystic Housing Development. The Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market sells fresh, affordable produce. 50% off for residents of Mystic or North Street Housing, or for showing your SNAP, MassHealth, WIC or Senior Coupons. Questions please call 617-625-6600, ext. 4321.

Planning for Medicare – Countdown to 65: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26,Holland Street Center. Those approaching 65 who have questions about applying for Medicare learn about the process. For information: Ashley or Natasha, 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Doc Talk: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 7, Holland Street Center. Come talk with Veronica Nuzzolo, Ph.D., CACD. Gain strategies and empowerment skills to be able to ask your doctor the questions that you are afraid to ask. RSVP by calling Ashely at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Be Prepared for Flooding: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Holland Street Center. Please join representatives from the city of Somerville who will share tips on how to prepare for flooding in Somerville. Bingo and Lunch to follow. For more information or to sign up call Josie at 617-625-6000 ext. 2300.

Music and Movement with Steve Gintz: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 28, Holland Street Center. Steve Gintz is a board certified music therapist and mental health clinician. He will inspire those with and without memory decline to connect with one another as we move and groove to music. For information or RSVP: Ashley, 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Doc Talk: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 7, Holland Street Center. Come talk with Veronica Nuzzolo, PhD, CACD. Gain strategies and empowerment skills to be able to ask your doctor the questions that you are afraid to ask. RSVP by calling Ashely at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Wildwood, New Jersey: Oct. 17-20. $423 per person double and $521 per person single. Package includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, three nights accommodations, three breakfasts, three dinners and two concerts. Check in time is 6:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at our Ralph & Jenny Center with an approximate return time of 6 p.m. Oct. 20. For more information please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Dollar Days at the Movies: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. movie starts at noon. $1 per person for the movie paid to the theatre. This month’s movie is “POMS.” For more information or to RSVP please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Finances 50+ Workshop: 5-6 p.m. Oct. 24, Holland Street Center. Finances 50+ Workshop was designed to help you make and keep smart money habits. To register please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Wrentham Outlets: Nov. 10. Check in at 10 a.m. at Holland with an approximate return time of 5 p.m. Cost: $10 per person for transportation to the outlets. Lunch on own. For information or to sign up: Connie, 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Dollar Days at the Movies: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. movie starts at noon. $1 per person for the movie paid to the theatre. This month’s movie is “A Dog’s Journey.” For more information or to RSVP please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

“Mamma Mia”: Nov. 20 at the Norwood Theatre. $38 dollars per person. Price includes lunch (a chicken dish, potatoes or rice, a small salad, a vegetable and a dessert) before the show (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Performance begins at 1:15 p.m. and last approximately 2.5 hours. Space is limited. First come first serve. Payment due at time of reservation. No refunds. Check in time is 10 a.m. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 5:30 p.m. Please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300, to make your reservation.

Wright’s Chicken Farm Restaurant and LaSalette Shrine: Dec. 5. Cost: $69 per person. Includes luxury coach transportation, lunch, Christmas choral concert with Father Pat and a display of over 400,000 lights. Check in is 9:30 a.m. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 7 p.m. RSVP: Connie, 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

LGBTQ events

LBT Women Fit-4-Life Fitness and Nutrition Classes: 6 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $10 a month; scholarships available and it might be covered under insurance. If you have any questions or require additional information, contact Health and Wellness Coordinator Chris Kowaleski, at 617-625-6600, ext. 2315.

Holland Street Group Information

Book Club: 10 to 11:30 a.m. third Friday. Senior Project Manager Janine Lotti facilitates this group. Group members choose both fiction and nonfiction titles on a quarterly basis. Books are available on reserve at the Central Branch of the Somerville Library. Contact Janine at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300, or jlotti@somervillema.gov.

Caregiver Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday. Social worker Ashley Speliotis facilitates this group. Are you caring for a parent, relative, spouse or close friend? Feeling isolated or overwhelmed? Come share your experience and practical support. Open to all and new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information call 617-625-6600, ext. 2318, and ask to speak to Ashley.

Conversations of the Heart: Meets bimonthly on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Holland Street Center. Social worker Natasha Naim facilitates this group. For information, call 617-625-6600, ext. 2317, and ask for Natasha.

Cribbage Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays. This group is facilitated by volunteer Nortbert DeAmato. For information or to join: Josie, 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Current Events Group: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Social worker Natasha Naim facilitates this group. Join a group of your peers to discuss current events. Please call Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317, for additional information.

De-cluttering support group: For those who have concerns around their clutter, this closed group meets both in spring and fall for six to eight weeks. This group is co-facilitated by Natasha Naim and Marina Colonas. For more information, call Natasha at 617-625-6600 ext. 2317.

Gardening Club: 9 a.m. second Monday. Vilma Sullivan facilitates this group. A different topic each month ranging from gardening tips and secrets to inexpensive “greenhouses.” Call 617-625-6600, ext. 2321, or email jlotti@somervillema.gov for more information.

Low Vision Support Group: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. second Tuesday. Social worker Ashley Speliotis facilitates this group. Do you know someone who has trouble seeing? Do you have low vision? Join our Low Vision Support Group for educational and informative information and peer support in a confidential environment. Lunch and transportation may be available on request. Please call Suzanne at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318, if you are interested in attending, have any questions or require additional information.

Memory Café: Meets the second Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon. Our Social Worker, Ashley Speliotis, facilitates this group. A welcoming place for people with forgetfulness and their family and friends to share a meal and create new memories. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318.

Men’s Group: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. first Tuesdays. This group is facilitated by Norbert DeAmato. Are you recently retired? Looking to connect with other men in the community? Join our men’s group where you can connect with old friends and make new ones. All men 55 and older are welcome. Come chat about what is on your mind! If you have any questions or require additional information, call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Singing with Bryan: 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Holland Street Center. For information or to join: 617-625-6600 ext. 2300.

Veterans Group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. third Monday. Our volunteer Norbert DeAmato facilitates this group. Are you a veteran? The Veterans Group is the perfect opportunity to socialize, have solidarity, reminisce and meet other veterans. For more information, call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300, and ask for Suzanne.

Cross Street Group Information

Lunch: Served every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. To sign up: Maureen, 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 for sign up.

Coffee and Conversation: Meets every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Maureen Bastardi, program coordinator and Sandy Francis, Cross Street Center volunteer, work together to facilitate this group. Come meet people from all over the world and join in the discussion of a different topic every day. Conversation is followed by the Fit-4-Life exercise program and then lunch. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335.

Arts & Crafts: Meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Cross Street Center. Learn about a wide range of arts and crafts — from weaving to watercolor pencils. For information, contact Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335.

Game Hour: Every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at our Cross Street Center. Join us for lunch and activities. Immediately following lunch we will have a “Game Hour.” Yahtzee, Sorry, Jenga, Cards, Scrabble, Checkers, Clue, Qwirkle, Dominoes, Uno & Connect 4 are available to play. Community Cooks provides us with a family style lunch on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays and Food Services provides us with lunch on the off days. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335.

Ralph & Jenny Group Information

Knitting Blankets: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Join us as we knit blankets for babies. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information, call Judy at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Center locations and schedules

Welcome to our centers! Everyone ages 55 and older is encouraged to join us for fitness, culture, films, lunch and bingo. Our centers are open to everyone from Somerville and surrounding communities. Check out our calendar and give us a call with any questions or to make a reservation: 617-625-6600, ext. 2300. Stay for lunch and receive free transportation.

Holland Street (H): 167 Holland St.

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

617-625-6600, ext. 2300

Cross Street Center (C): 165 Broadway

Mondays and Tuesdays, Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

617-625-6600, ext. 2335

Ralph and Jenny Center (RJ): 9 New Washington St.

Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

617-666-5223

Main Office: 167 Holland St.

Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.