The following activities are being offered by the Scituate Council on Aging.
Monthly Art Appreciation Series: Art for Your Mind: This program is sponsored by a grant from Scituate Education Foundation.
Aging Mastery Program: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 20-May 22. This 10-week morning program is only offered this spring. This will be the fourth year offering this program, aimed at education and awareness. Sign up. Space is limited in the evidenced based program, only offered once a year. Course developed by the National Council on Aging. Topics are as follows: gratitude, healthy eating, healthy relationships, sleep, advanced planning, financial fitness, and community engagement.
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.
Van Trip: Maximum 12 people for van ride.
Dine Out Lunch: Call for reservation. Van ride is $3.50. Dinner reservation is limited to 12 people. Van departs Senior Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. Call Kathy for a ride from home at 781-545-8872. Van will only run with six people or more. All reservations should be made with payment for the van. If you are unable to attend, call to cancel at least five days prior to the event date.
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.
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.
Cafe Talk: Sign up for Café Talks is strongly encouraged at 781-545-8722.
Friday Flix: 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Snacks and popcorn always served.
“MAPS”—Monthly Antiques Presentation Series: 11 a.m. to noon, first Friday of the month. Cost is $4 for each presentation. Registration required.
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.
Floor Yoga: 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Chair Yoga: 9:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Joint Efforts Exercise: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Drop in or call to sign up. Cost is $3. Instructors from Norwell VNA.
Balance 4 Life: 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Cardio: 9 a.m. Tuesdays.
Tai Chi: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Men’s Yoga: 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harbor Community Building. Cost is $10 per class.
Painting Class: Painting Class with instruction: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays; Painting Class with no instruction: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays. Still life arrangements, demos, exercises, drawing skills, understanding color, mixing and watercolor application. Instructor is Joanne Papandrea. A supply list is available. Call the COA for details. No class on the second Thursday of the month. Cost is $10.
Writing Group: 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Author and Mariner columnist Robine Andrau will encourage attendees to relive and write down meaningful experiences of their past using all the senses.
Tech Time: 3 p.m. second Wednesday of the month. Call the Senior Center to sign up. Bring a cell phone, laptop, tablet and get some assistance from Scituate High School students. No fee.
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.
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.
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.
Expressive Writing: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Facilitator is Liz Ennis. No writing experience necessary. No fee.
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.