The Medford Senior Center is located at 101 Riverside Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information: 781-396-6010; Pkelly@medford-ma.gov.
Bucket List Trip: Medford Senior Center presents ALASKA with Celebrity Cruise Lines on Celebrity Solstice depart Sept. 3, 2020, for a nine-day/eight-night escorted tour by Grand American Tours. Package will include roundtrip airfare, overnight pre hotel in Seattle, seven nights cruise, transfers to, hotel, cruise, pre-night Seattle city tour, port charges, government fees and taxes. Passport is required. Rates starting at $2,760 per person based on double occupancy. Full itinerary will be available at the senior center. Initial deposit of $350 per person is required to secure reservations and assign cabin. Final payment is due by May 6, 2020.
Mutts Gone Nuts! — Live on stage: April 28. Lake Pearl Wrentham, $82 per person includes motor coach transportation, full course luncheon at Lake Pearl choice of Baked Scrod or Stuffed Breast of Chicken, salad, potato, vegetables, bread, dessert, coffee, show ticket to the world’s top canine athletes in a hilarious comedy show. Tickets available Jan. 27.
TWIN RIVERS: March 30, $20 per person Bus will depart from Hyatt at 9:45 a.m. — nonstop to Twin Rivers, receive a food voucher and a $10 match play.
Foxwoods: April 20, $25 per person Bus will depart from Hyatt at 7:45 a.m. — nonstop to Foxwoods, receive $10 food credit and $15 Keno play.
Mohegan: May 18, $25 per person Bus will depart from Hyatt at 7:45 a.m. — nonstop to Mohegan, receive $15 food credit, $15 free bet.
MGM Springfield: June 15, $25 per person Bus will depart from Hyatt at 7:45 a.m. — nonstop to MGM Springfield, receive $20 in slot play. Tickets are on sale for all departure dates. Please remember you need a valid photo ID with you for all casinos.
Newport Playhouse presents Comedy “Greater Tuna”: March 26 — $89 per person includes roundtrip motor coach, depart at 8:30 a.m. enjoy ocean drive sightseeing tour, admission to Playhouse for show & cabaret, and a full buffet luncheon. Greater Tuna is a hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lions club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Tickets available
Corvettes Doo Wop Revue: April 28 Lake Pearl Wrentham — $82 per person includes motor coach transportation, full course luncheon at Lake Pearl choice of Baked Scrod or Stuffed Breast of Chicken, salad, potato, vegetables, bread, dessert, coffee, show ticket to the Premier National Touring Doo Wop Show. Tickets available
Sail America 400: May 15 — $99 per person — Depart Medford at 10 a.m. First stop Venezia Restaurant for a full course luncheon, overlooking the harbor, then board the Provincetown II Cruise ship for a narrated 90 minute cruise to the Navy Yard, where you will view the Mayflower II and Old Ironsides for a narrated cruise. Return to Medford approx. 5 p.m. Tickets on sale.
NOTICE: Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation. Tickets are non-refundable. For complete details about trips hosted by Medford Senior Center, including participant responsibility, a comprehensive Trip Policy outline is posted at the Senior Center and copies available upon request. All participants are required to have Emergency Contact Information on them throughout the trip. Wallet sized File of Life packets are available free, in the office for your convenience! Some trips are funded in part though a CDBG Grant. Parking for our motor coach day trips will be behind the Hyatt Hotel on Riverside Avenue where you will meet the tour escort for special parking flyers, and also be advised on where to park. Any questions please inquire in the COA office.
Podiatry Visits by Shiho Kajita: 10 a.m.-noon March 11. Along with podiatry needs, appointments will include a comprehensive assessment by a certified provider. Cost is $35 per visit, cash or check due at visit. 781-396-6010 for an appointment.
Exercise and Weekly Classes
Indoor Pickleball: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays,Thursdays and Saturdays. $2 Medford residents/ 4 nonresidents will be located indoors at the Gene Mack Gym 30 Forest St, Medford. For information, call 781-396-6010 or Kevin at Medford Recreation 781-393-2486. Beginner equipment is available for your use.
Coffee and Books: 10 a.m.-noon. Van Transportation to the Medford Public Library, 200 Boston Ave. on some Friday mornings. Sign up today to reserve your spot on our 14 passenger van. Sign up today.
Ask a nurse: Stop by and see Nisha Patel, RN. She is available most Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon for blood pressure checks, questions and more. Program is sponsored by Greater Medford VNA.
International Conversation & Coffee hour: 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Join us for a weekly coffee hour offering conversations, presentations and once a month instruction in ESL in Spanish, French, Creole, Chinese, Russian and Italian. Marcelle Chevry, Beatrice Lee, Ariane Daniel, Consuelo Diaz & Marie Anzalone will be hosting our Coffee Hour.
Home maintenance with Craig: Jobs that contribute to home safety are a priority. It is a good time to change batteries in your smoke detectors as we turn our clocks ahead. Call and set up an appointment. If any fees are applicable they are based on a sliding scale. To schedule service, call 781-396-6010. Funded through a Medford CDBG Human Services Grant.
Lunch: begins at 11:45 a.m. Meals are served each weekday. Lunch program is run in cooperation with Mystic Valley Elder Services. Call at least one day prior by noon to reserve your meal, $2 suggested donation.
Bingo: Most Wednesdays begins at 1 p.m.; $2.50 for 11 games, coffee and dessert.
Alterations with Carmina: 1 p.m. most Fridays. Reasonable pricing for exceptional service. Cash only to be paid direct to Carmina.
Free movie: 9:30 a.m. most Fridays. Come on down enjoy a cup of coffee, pastry and a movie in the comfort of our library and our large flat screen TV.
Knit and Sew Club/Project Linus: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays. Free. No instructors, just get together with others to knit, sew and socialize. Join us if you would like to participate in Project Linus, we are working together on making blankets for children who have experienced a recent trauma.
Weight Loss Support Group: 1 p.m. most Fridays. Free support group to help with nutrition, exercise and recipe ideas. Let’s start the summer on a positive note for a healthier you.
Cribbage: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays. Come on down and learn to play or refresh your skills.
Poker: 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays. Dealers choice, all are welcome. If there is a card game that you are interested in, that we do not offer, let us know — we may be able to put a group together.
Canasta: 1-3:45 p.m. Mondays. Do you want to try your hand at Canasta? Need to refresh your skills — don’t worry the players are here to help at the Medford Senior Center .
Mahjongg: 1:30-3:45 p.m. Fridays. Looking to join a great group or to learn the game, stop by. A Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games such as gin rummy.
Telefunken: 1-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays. A new card game is a contract rummy game played in South American countries. Come down and try this new game for fun and socializing.
Board games: Scrabble, checkers, chess or other board games may be played nearly any afternoon. We have the games, just ask at the front desk for your leisure.
Whist: 1-3:45 p.m. Do you want to refresh your knowledge of Whist or jump right in, all are welcome!
Dominoes: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Join us for a fun game of Dominoes, we have several people playing each Monday. Drop in for this free game.
Pinochle: 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. If you are interested in playing Pinochle here at the Medford Senior Center, please call, we have some interest in having a group meet.
Your Story — Your Gift: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Free program led by Tufts Occupational Therapy students. Use your own stories, photos, & memorabilia to create a retrospective album. Last class Dec. 4.
Food — The Foundation of Family: 10 a.m. Thursdays. An exciting opportunity to learn about others family though recipes and share your own. Co-led by Tufts OTD students, seats available. Last class Dec. 5.
Strength Training Class: 10 a.m. Thursdays. Join Sharon Filyaw for a new Strength training class for seniors. The class will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. $3 per class.
Zumba Gold/Fitness Classes Mondays and Wednesdays with Emily Brenner: Zumba Gold is held Mondays at 10 a.m. This type of Zumba takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older member. Cost is $5 per class; drop in.
Dance Fitness/Yoga Dance: Wednesdays at 9:30-10:15 a.m. First 15 minutes of this class consist of dance fitness to get warmed up, to then open our seven chakras (energy centers) through the practice of Let Your Yoga Dance®. All welcome! Cost $3 per class.
Yoga Classes with Rosa Brown: 12:45 p.m. Mondays, $3 per class. For those who want seated, standing, and floor yoga poses. This is an amazing group of seniors who are willing to stretch, and able to get down on the floor.
Gentle Yoga: 12:45 p.m., for those who want seated, standing and floor yoga poses. This is an amazing group of seniors who are willing to stretch in every way, and able to get down on the floor.
Chair Yoga: 2 p.m. Monday, seated and standing yoga poses that are adapted to the needs of the group. We stretch, strengthen, challenge our balance and take time to relax.
Line dancing for fun and fitness with instructor Charlotte: Tuesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $3 per person. All levels of dance are welcome. Have fun learning some new moves.
Low Impact Fitness with Emily: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. $2 per class, come experience the health and wellness benefits for brain, heart, and body as we put the fun in fitness!
Strength & Balance — with Nancy K: Free Wednesdays: one-hour class with our instructor, Nancy. Focus on your strength and balance. Use of light weights and a seated chair program for beginners as well. Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Donations accepted.
Core and Balance Workout: 10 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $3 per class. Stop in to meet Sharon and try our new invigorating exercise class. $3 per class.
Ceramics: With Rosemary Ardagna from Claydreams of Arlington. Classes are held on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5 per two-hour class, (cost of pottery piece not included).
Walking Club: Will resume in the spring. 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Join Pam Kelly for a brisk 45 minute walk. Walking boosts brain power, drives creativity, improves self confidence and reduces stress. Join us.
Knit and crochet: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Please join our instructors Dolores for Crochet and Jean for knitting in creating free beautiful handmade creations.
Tai Chi Chi Kung with Marie Favorito: 9:45 a.m. Fridays. $5 per person. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. All are welcome
Holiday Singers: The group will be off site on several dates to perform at other locations. 2 p.m. most Fridays. No tryouts required everyone is welcomed to enjoy a wonderful group. Free class for all. Off site performances on some dates.
Artitude with Debbie Corleto: 1 p.m. Thursdays. The class will be a concentration on drawing using pencils and ink. Space is limited, reserve a seat today.
Weekly Meditation Class: 2 p.m. Thursdays. Meet Kat Cammarata who will teach you how to practice the act of meditating. Meditation brings peace of mind, inner joy and inner peace. Reserve a seat today 781-396-6010. Donations accepted
Train Your Brain: 2-3 p.m. Fridays. Free Brain Games and Puzzles with Dawn Lewis. Reserve a seat 781-396-6010 today.
Joy of Movement: 11 a.m. Tuesdays with Monkeyhouse’s Nicole Harris. The class will focus on expanding movement vocabulary to foster self-expression, creativity and joy. No experience is required, so don’t miss this opportunity to get up and move! The class is free, Space is limited, reserve your spot today 781-396-6010.
Podcast Club: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Center, free class hosted by Ellen Cremens. Come listen to programs & stories about mysteries, sports, history, health, science, music, and more! Meet, listen and discuss/chat about your interests and learn what a podcast is! Space is limited, reserve a spot today, 781-396-6010.