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

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.

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. 2300.

Bowling: 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sacco’s Bowl Haven at Flatbread Pizza located in Davis Square. There is a $3 weekly fee which covers shoe rental, three strings candlepin bowling and due for a bowling banquet. For more information and to sign up please contact Debby Higgins, Outreach Coordinator at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.

Singing with George Landers: 9-10 a.m. Monday mornings, Holland Street Center. For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Caregivers Series For Those Who Live Independently: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 27, Holland Street Center. Please call Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318 for additional information.

Senior Tax Preparation: AARP is taking appointments to help with income tax preparations starting on Feb. 10 at our Holland Street Center. Appointments are one hour starting at 9 a.m. with the last one being at 1 p.m. No tax preparations on Monday the 17 due to the holiday. Please call Josephine to schedule an appointment at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Watercolors with Frames: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 9, Holland Street Center. Class taught by Linda Cohen. Class size is limited. All supplies will be provided. Please call Josie at617-625-6600, ext. 2300 to register for this class.

Living YOUR Best Life: 9 a.m. March 10. This course runs until April 14. Enroll in the Living YOUR Best Life course and learn how to become stronger and more resilient. Contact Ashley at 617-625-6600, ext. 2318, to enroll. Lunch will be served.

Boston Flower and Garden Show: March 11, Seaport World Trade Center. $16 per person due at time of reservation. Limited tickets available. Pick up time at Holland Street at 10 a.m. with an approximate return time of 1:30 p.m. For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16, Dilboy Post, 351 Summer St., Somerville. $12 Limited seating and transportation. For more information please call Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Movie & Lunch: March 24. Join us for a showing of Bohemian Rhapsody at the Somerville Theatre for only $1 payable to the theatre. Theatre open at 11:30 a.m. movie showing is at noon. Then we will be having lunch at The Foundry with you choice of chicken, fish, or pasta meal for $15 per person payable at time of reservation. RSVP a must. For more information please call 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Foxwoods Casino: March 30. $25 includes transportation and a yet to be determined package. Check in time 7 a.m. at Ralph and Jenny with an approximate return time of 7 p.m. For more information please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Mohegan Sun: April 21. $25 includes transportation, $10 food coupon and $10 free bet. Check in time at Ralph and Jenny at 8 a.m. with an approximate return time of 7 p.m. For more information please contact Connie by calling 617-625-6600, ext. 2300.

Trolley Tour: May 6. This event is sold out. Wait list only.

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.

Weekly Exercise And Nutrition Class Schedule:

Monday:

Keep Moving Walking Club: 9 a.m. (H) – On Hiatus until Spring

Tai Chi: 11:30 a.m. (H) – On Hiatus

Fit-4-Life: 11 a.m. (C)

Fit-4-Life Group C: 1 p.m. (H)

Tuesday:

Strengthening: 9 a.m. - $3 per class (H)

Fit-4-Life: 11 a.m. (C)

Wednesday:

Fit-4-Life Group A: 9 a.m. (H)

Fit-4-Life Group B: 10 a.m. (H)

Fit-4-Life Group C: 1 p.m. (H)

Thursday:

Yoga: 9 a.m. (H)

Fit-4-Life: 11 a.m. (C)

Nutrition Class: 3 p.m. (H) *On Hiatus

LBT Fit-4-Life: 6 p.m. (H)

Friday:

Fit-4-Life Group A: 8:45 a.m. (H)

Fit-4-Life Group B: 10 a.m. (H)

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.

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 George Landers: 9-10 a.m. Mondays. Our volunteer, George Landers, facilitates this group. Singing is good for the soul so please join us. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or just require additional information please call 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, Thursday and Friday. 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.

Computer Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Need to learn how to use a computer? Want to set up social media accounts? Learn Microsoft Word? Or just have free computer time. Call Maureen at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335, for additional information.

Center locations and schedules

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.

617-625-6600, ext. 2300

Fax: 617-625-0688

TTY: 866-808-4851

Holland Street (H): 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.

617-625-6600, ext. 2300

Cross Street Center (C): 165 Broadway

Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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

617-625-6600, ext. 2335

Fax: 617-625-1414

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

Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

617-666-5223