Council on Aging weekly happenings are posted every Thursday for the upcoming week, as well as at the Facebook page, facebook.com/carverCOA.

Contact Carver Council on Aging Activities Coordinator Connie Kelly at 508-866-4698, ext. 3.

New Bocce Court and Horseshoe Pits at the COA. Go check out the new bocce court and horseshoe pits constructed on the land behind the COA by Carver Eagle Scout Candidate Alex Diogenes. Use of the court and pits are available during the COA operating hours with bocce balls and horseshoes available to sign out in the Nutrition Center. Those who wish to play after hours and on the weekends need to bring their own horseshoes and/or bocce balls.

 

EVENTS

Calling all Knitters and Crocheters: Lap blankets are needed for “Santa is for Seniors Too” to distribute to local nursing homes at the holidays. Free patterns, yarn and needles are available at the COA. Call 508-866-4698, ext. 3, for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COA Board of Directors has alternate positions open. Two alternate positions are available on the COA Board of Directors. Alternates attend regular meetings of the COA Board once per month. They may speak and participate in meetings like a full board member but only vote in the absence of a quorum. Applications can be submitted to COA director Carole Julius, any board member or to the Board of Selectmen’s Office at Town Hall.

Bloom Bus Trip: Dec. 4. Lulu Cabaret Holiday Dinner Show, at Sturbridge Host. Cost is $60 per person. For reservations call Connie at 508-866-4698, ext. 3. More details to come.

 

ONGOING 

Singo: Jim the DJ Guy will entertain with “Singo,” the popular musical bingo game every first Monday of each month.

Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings will now be offered on the first Tuesday of each month with visiting nurse Julie Tooher, RN, from the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Welcome Wednesday: starting in April. On the first Wednesday of each month anyone new to the COA can come in for a personal tour and get answers about activities and services. Call ahead.

Rummikub: Noon Wednesdays. Drop-in to play this tile game. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Instruction will be provided for those who need it.

Bingo: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays

Cribbage: noon Tuesdays

Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings: from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of each month with Visiting Nurse Julie Tooher, RN, from the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod.

Tuesday Oil Painting Classes with Jim Collins are held at 1 p.m.

Wednesday Acrylic Painting Classes with Jim Collins are held at 5 p.m.

 

STAFF

COA Board of Directors has two alternate positions open. Alternates attend regular meetings of the COA Board once per month. They may speak and participate in meetings like a full board member but only vote in the absence of a quorum. Applications can be submitted to the COA director Carole Julius, any board member, or to the Board of Selectmen’s Office at Town Hall.

 

Cook: Dawn Padovani

Activities: Connie Kelly

Outreach: Judy Murphy

Director: Carole Julius

Two internet desktop computers with a printer are now available for use in the back of the Nutrition Center of the COA. Free WiFi is always available for use with any personal electronic devices.

The Carver Senior Center is located at 48 Lakeview St.  It is open from 9 a.m. .to noon Monday through Friday. Call 508-866-4698. Visit www.carverma.gov/council-aging. Weekly happenings at the COA are posted every Thursday for the upcoming week, as well as the Facebook page, facebook.com/carverCOA. You can read the Carver COA newsletter online at www.seekandfind.com.

Meals-On-Wheels volunteers needed: If you or someone you know can help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the community one or two mornings a week, call Dawn in the Nutrition Center at 508-866-4698, ext. 4.

Senior Surveys Update: The Senior Surveys have been mailed out! There has been a strong response and there is still time to get yours in. Go online to submit a response, or fill out the paper copy that was mailed to you. If you have any questions, or need assistance, call the Planning Office at 508-866-3400 or the COA at 508-866-4698.