Program Spotlight

BUS TRIPS –

“OGUNQUIT, ME” - June 14 and June 15. We will spend the night at the Meadowmere Resort and attend “MAMA MIA” on Thursday, June 15, at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Bus is full. We are taking a waiting list.

 “BOBBY DARLING” on Tuesday, August 15 at the HuKeLau in Chicopee, MA with Twin Lobsters Lobsterbake or Prime Rib. If you are a fan of the Smother’s Brothers you will love this show. An Incredibly Fun Day Out for Everyone!!  Registration begins on Monday, June 19, for city-residents and Tuesday, June 20, for non-residents. The fee of $100 (includes transportation, the Lobsterbake and entertainment) is due at time of registration.

 “New Hampshires’ Turkey Train” on Wednesday, October 4. We will arrive in Meredith, MH on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee for the Turkey Train. Lunch is provided by Hart’s Turkey Farm (Roast Turkey, whipped potatoes, butternut squash, beverage and a delicious sundae to top it all off), the foliage train ride and transportation. Registration begins on Monday, August 7, for city residents and Tuesday, August 8, for non-residents. The fee of $105 is due at time of registration and includes: transportation, lunch and the train ride.

 

AARP SAFE DRIVING - Sharen Underwood will be the instructor on Wednesday, June 21, from 11 am to 4 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call Sharen Underwood at 235-2132. Fee is $15/members and $20/non-member.

 

 


“KNITTING and MORE”  

Want to knit or crotchet with a group?  Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects, and help with new ones. If you are interested join us on Tuesday afternoons. 

 

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB

The book for Tuesday, June 27, at 2 pm is “Being Mortal: Medicine and what Matters” from Atul Gawande. This is a book that has the potential to change medicine – and lives. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end. The book for July is Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison.

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MOVIE and SNACK

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The movie for Friday, June 16, at 1 pm, is “MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2”.  Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they're also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before. This movie is rated PG-13.

RUMMIKUB

with Carol Ballou on Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm will start again in September. We will discontinue playing for the summer.  Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. Join us for a fun filled afternoon!

BINGO

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 and Thursdays June 1, 8, 22 & 29 at 1:15 pm. Bingo benefits Meals on Wheels and our Holiday Luncheon. No bingo June 15.

BRUNCH

is on Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. The menu will consist of Pancakes and maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, potatoes, fruit salad, juice and coffee. The fee of $4 is payable at time of registration in the office. Please register by Monday, July 24.  No brunch in June.

 

Meditation for Your Life

with Brian Salmanson on Thursday mornings at 11am and Friday afternoons at 4 pm. Meditation creates the ability for improving all of our daily challenges.  It has been determined that meditation will have a substantial benefit to people of all ages and their desire to be healthier, more productive, and happier.  Meditation makes you aware that your inner attitude determines your happiness.  Meditation for Your Life is easy to learn and easy to practice.  Meditation happens naturally and is a state of being, no different than being in a state of sleep.  We teach you how to allow this to happen.  We believe that meditation will be beneficial to seniors and we will gear our classes to accomplishing a healthy attitude and spirit for all.  It should be noted that all participants will be sitting on a chair rather than a mat on the floor.  We look forward to meeting you and teaching you about Meditation for Your Life! Please register in advance by stopping into the office or calling 773-1853

 

 

Please join Jessica Kalb from TLC Homecare for SOUP and SAFETY on Friday, May 26, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. This program will discuss the many tips and tricks to help maintain a safe home while living independently. A vegetarian soup will be provided, bring your appetite! Please sign up in the office in advance.

 

Everyday Chef

Instructor: Grace, Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)

THE FAMILY THAT COOKS TOGETHER WORKSHOPS

FINGER FOODS!
This is finger food, kid-style! Everybody will make lunch together with our hands, to eat with our hands: Veggie Pizza, fresh Spring Rolls, and our own Maple Soda. Though the focus is finger food, we will be teaching basic knife skills and safety through the chopping of veggies.  Vegetarian.
KIDS & FAMILIES - GODNICK CENTER
SA     7/15            11:00AM-12:00PM      $5

GRILLING
We will grill up a whole lunch together and talk about how else to use that fire while it’s hot. The workshops will cover basic knife skills and safety, as well as grill safety and maintenance. Participants of this workshop will be entered to win a Pizza Stone to take home! 
KIDS & FAMILIES - GODNICK CENTER
SA     8/5             11:00AM-12:00PM      $10

HEALTH CLINIC

Blood pressure and health guidance with volunteer Krista Pike, RN on Thursday mornings in June at 9:30 a.m. This is a free service.

FOOTCARE  

Wednesday, June 28, at 12:30 p.m. with RAVNA. The fee is $10.

 

LUNCH BUNCH

July LUNCH BUNCH (as long as the new van comes in) is Friday, July 14. Not sure where we are going yet-depends on weather.  Please register by Monday, July 10(van fills fast). The van will leave the Center at 10:30 am for an 11:30 am lunch. No Lunch Bunch in June.

   

Medicare Minute - 

with Kelly McElheny from Cove will return on Thursday, June 29, at 12:15 pm. SMP is partnering with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to present short Medicare and fraud prevention presentations. Each month a new topic will be covered providing participants with the most current information available.e.

SASH

Come have a SASH Chat with Brenda Howe SASH Coordinator. She can talk about services and resources in the area. Brenda will be at Godnick Center on June 19 at 11:30 am. SASH is a program to help seniors stay healthy and happy in their homes. If you would like more information join Brenda on the 19th or call 1-802-345-7147. See you there!