The Kingston Council on Aging is located at 30 Evergreen St.

The Kingston Council on Aging is located at 30 Evergreen St. The Centers hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; evening hours by special arrangement. For more information about any program, service or activity please call our office at 781-585-0511 or view the newsletter online at the KCOA page at http://kingstonmass.org. The Kingston Council on Aging is open to people of all ages. Events are open to the community. The only requirement is to sign up in advance.

Volunteers are sought for medical transportation and being a Meals on Wheels driver. Call the center for information.

Inclement Weather Policy: If Silver Lake Regional/Kingston Schools are closed due to snow/poor weather conditions, the Senior Center will be closed for all programs and events scheduled for that day. Staff will be available to answer phones. Only medical rides will be provided on a case by case basis, and only if deemed safe to do so. When the Town of Kingston and the school system are both closed due to snow/poor weather, the center will be closed, unstaffed and no rides will be provided.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

AARP Tax Assistance: The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation will have trained volunteers at the Kingston COA to assist taxpayers in the filing of their 2019 Federal and State income tax returns. This free service will be available most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from Feb. 4-April 8. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center after Jan. 14. Appointments are scheduled in one-and-a-half-hour blocks. More detailed information regarding necessary documents will be available when you make your appointment, and are registered in the center system.

Fall Prevention Awareness: 12:30 p.m. March 16. Representatives from Old Colony Elder Services will be on site to share important information on staying independent, fall statistics, checking for fall risks, home safety and fall prevention. This program is geared toward anyone who has experienced a fall or fears falling. Free, registration is required.

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch and Entertainment: 10:45 a.m. March 17. Enjoy entertainment from local entertainers The Sing-Along Singers and their St. Patrick’s Hibernian Hurrah: half Irish, half oldies - one show. Following the performance, stay for Tom’s St. Patrick’s Day special lunch: corned beef and cabbage, carrots, turnip and onion, boiled potatoes, rye bread, and raisin bread pudding. A $2.50 voluntary donation for lunch is requested and registration is required. This event is limited to 40 people. Entertainment is sponsored by the Kingston Kids Care Fund.

Self-defense class: 1-3 p.m. March 27. Instructor Reggie Macamaux will guide attendees on ways to protect themselves and how to escape in the event of an attack. This class is geared toward seniors, however, all ages are encouraged to attend this class to learn simple techniques on self-defense and awareness of surroundings. This is a free class and open to the public.  Registration is required.

NEW Shake Your Soul: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, April 1-May 27. No class on April 22. Shake Your Soul is a holistic approach to movement and dance. It is a unique and invigorating approach to body-spirit fitness, promoting cardiovascular health, toning, and flexibility; reducing stress and tension. It is a free eight-week class that is offered through a grant from South Shore Conservatory. Classes will be facilitated by South Shore Conservatory’s Emily Browder-Melville.  It is open to all participants, regardless of mobility, and registration is required. To register, call The Kingston Senior Center. 

 

ONGOING

Beginner/Intermediate Drone Class featuring a mini drone: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. This event is free and registration is required. Call the center to reserve a spot.

Tai Chi: 5 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. Known as “meditation in motion,” Tai Chi has a wide range of benefits and is easily adapted for all abilities. Call the center for more information, or stop in to try a class.

Hearing Screenings: 12:30-1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. At Home Hearing Healthcare will be onsite to offer free hearing exams, which includes a comprehensive test and video otoscope inspection to see inside the ear. Call the center to make an appointment.

Drawing Class: 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Call the Senior Center to register and find out the materials are needed at 781-585-0511.

NEW Beginner’s Tap Class: 9 a.m. Wednesdays (started March 4). Join instructor Jan Harold for an introductory tap class where participants will dance to music, exercise and have fun. No experience is necessary, but tap shoes are recommended. Cost: $5, and registration is required.

NEW Rhythmic Relaxation: 4 p.m. Thursdays (started March 5). Instructor Sally Gwin has combined low impact movements integrating yoga like stretches with rhythms from International dance music to create this class. Cost: $4, and registration is required.

Arthritis Fun & Fitness: 10 a.m. Fridays. This class is designed to help those with join and muscle issues and will get you moving, stretching, and smiling. Cost is $3. Call Kingston Council on Aging to register. For the month of January, class will be held on Tuesdays, and then switch to Fridays from Feb. 7-April 17.  Cost is $3.

Advanced Drone Class: 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. This event is free and registration is required. Call the center to reserve a spot.