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THE WEEKLY GEM - October 19, 2020
Published on Oct 19, 2020 08:33


Foxborough Senior Center

October 19, 2020



Yoga is the union between body, mind and spirit.  Our next 8-week Yoga class will be held on Fridays, Nov. 13 & 20, Dec. 4, 11 & 18, and Jan. 8, 15 & 22 from 10:45 a.m. to noon and the cost is $53 per person.  Everyone is welcome just as they are on their own personal journey towards greater non-judgmental self- awareness. There are no fitness prerequisites, but participants should be comfortable on the floor for extended periods of time.  Call us to sign up in advance. 



This Halloween will be unlike any other!  In an effort to keep the fun alive, we will be hosting a drive-thru Trick or Treating.  Come to the senior center on the night of October 28th to pick up a small bag of wrapped candy.  All seniors who wear a costume to the drive-thru will be entered into a random drawing to win a $25 gift card.  If you don’t want to dress up, please still wear your mask:) You MUST call in advance to register for a timeslot to attend this program. 



The next meeting of our Low Vision Support Group will be by conference call on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. The Low Vision Support Group is an adult group providing peer support and information for anyone with vision loss, or those who have concerns about their vision. All seniors are welcome to join in, and if you are interested, please call Pam McGuire at the senior center for information.



The senior center Book Club program is designed for seniors who simply enjoy reading or listening to books on tape. The club meets on the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m. The next meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 2.  Registration is required.  Call Christina at 508-543-1234 to sign up.



There are now 2 Strength Training classes held at the senior center on Wednesday mornings. The first class starts at 8:25 a.m. and the second begins at 9:15 a.m. These classes feature stretching routines and exercises that focus on the core, legs, arms and shoulders. Space is limited so you must call in advance to sign up.  The cost for a class is $3 and is punch card eligible.



Beginning on October 23, we will have an additional Senior Fitness class on Friday mornings. The 1st class will run from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., and the 2nd class will be held from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. These classes use stretching, aerobics and hand-held weights to focus on exercising the body from neck to ankles. Senior Fitness is designed for all ability levels and will be taught by a teacher courtesy of the YMCA.  Space is limited so you must call in advance to register.  The cost is $3 per class and is punch card eligible.



Join us at the senior center on Friday mornings starting Nov. 6th from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. if you enjoy playing cribbage and would like to play with some friends, new and old!  We will be playing indoors and you must wear a face mask.  Space is limited, so please call to register in advance.



Starting on Monday, Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m., and continuing every Monday afternoon, we will be playing Mah Jongg at the senior center.  Because we will be playing indoors, you must wear a facemask, and seating will be VERY limited.  Call us to sign up in advance.


As we prepare for the winter, we will be conducting a “Grab and Go Senior Supper” for October on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m.  We will be re-evaluating each month to figure out if we can host Senior Suppers inside in the future.  Please call us in advance to sign up.


“The Right Stuff” is a new National Geographic TV show only available on the Disney+ channel.  This show will tell the incredible story of America’s first astronauts and their families as they became instant celebrities. We will be showing all of the 8 episodes one week after each one airs.  The show times will be your choice of 1:30 p.m. or 2:45 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 & 10. Due to limited seating, you must register for these programs in advance.



On Wednesday, Oct. 28 there will be a Hearing Clinic offered from 10 to noon.  This program is free and will provide a hearing screening, ear wax removal, hearing aid cleaning and service by appointment. Call in advance to schedule a 20 minute appointment.


Join us in a conversation with William Keegan, the Foxborough Town Manager on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m.  The town Manager will provide updates on town proceedings and, if time allows, a Question and Answer session.  Call us to sign up.



Come join your new best friends as we enjoy some burgers from the grill on Thursday, Oct. 29 at noon.  We will be limiting Men’s BBQ to less than 10 registrants to allow for social distancing, so you MUST sign up in advance. Masks will be required when not eating. This event is free



Our manicurist Sheri Thorpe will be at the senior center on Tuesday, Oct. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. for 20 minute appointments.  Sheri uses OPI products.  The cost is $10.  Call us to make an appointment and be sure to wear your face mask.



The next 3-week series of Art classes with Ally at the senior center will begin on Thursday, Nov. 5 and continue every Thursday through Nov. 19, from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m.  You must bring your own acrylic paints in primary colors, assorted brushes (flat & round tip), canvas, table top easel, palettes, pencil, eraser & ruler.  The cost for the 3 sessions is $15 per person. Call to sign up.


VETERANS’ CLUB                                       

The next meeting of the Veterans Club will be on Monday, Nov. 2 at 9:15 a.m. The mission of the Veterans’ Club is to create a listening session around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten.  Additionally, important veteran issues will be discussed under the leadership of the town of Foxborough’s Veterans Services Officer, Ally Rodriguez.  To conform with regulations, coffee and donuts will temporarily not be served.  Registration is required to allow for furniture set up.



Tai Chi is a great traditional Chinese way of relieving stress.  This gradual form of exercise involves a series of movements performed in a slow focused manner.  Join us on Monday mornings for Beginner Tai Chi class at 10 a.m. or for Tai Chi class at 10:45 a.m. The cost is $3 per class and is punch card eligible.  Thank you to the Friends of Foxboro Seniors for helping to fund this program.  Space is limited, so you must call to sign up in advance.



Join new friends as we travel together as a group walking around the Foxborough area.  Our Walking Club meets at the senior center on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m., and from there we leave on our chosen route for the morning. Call us to sign up.



The knitting club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. and is for beginners as well as those who would like to brush up on their skills or work on a project.  Please bring your knitting needles and yarn.



You can obtain health insurance information and assistance through the SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) Program. A SHINE counselor is available on Tuesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon for a “virtual” meeting over the telephone or on a Zoom meeting. This program provides free and confidential health insurance information counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents who are or will be eligible for Medicare and their families.  Call for an appointment.


For more information on Council on Aging & Human Services programs and services, check our website at  or call at 508-543-1234.