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THE WEEKLY GEM - October 26, 2020
Published on Oct 26, 2020 08:43


Foxborough Senior Center

October 26, 2020



In honor of Veterans’ Day, we are offering all Veterans and Spouses of Veterans some incredible cookies.  These cookies are better described as delicious works of art! This event will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Supplies are limited, so please call the senior center as soon as possible to make a reservation.



“Cut the Cord” class will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.  This class will show you an easy way to trim your monthly cable bill, and will talk about the basics of video streaming as well as what is available on Prime Video, Neflix, HBO Now, Vudu, Hulu and Disney+.   Then on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2:45 p.m. there will be a Tech 101 class on “iOS 14.”  This past fall, Apple introduced iOS14 that had many changes to your iPhone’s operating System.  Come learn about some of the new changes and how you can benefit from them.  Be sure to update to Ios14 before the class. Call to sign up for one or both of these classes                       



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. 



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.



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



This 6 week program is designed to target the muscles of the buttocks.  You will notice a difference in the way you stand and walk with less back pain and stiffness, and with increased balance and stability.  This program is facilitated by Steve Avellino CFT, CES and the cost is $42.  The classes will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Mondays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7 & 14.  Space is limited, so you must register and pay in advance.



Join us on a virtual Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. which will be hosted by Coldwell Banker Realtor, Mary Lou Hawkins.  Participants can expect to be educated on the current “Sellers’ Market” in Foxborough.  Additionally, there will be time for a Q/A session.  Call us to register for the program and registrants will be provided with a Zoom link on or before November 4th.



We have scheduled a shopping trip in our van/car to Walmart on Wednesday, Nov. 4. If you are interested, please call the senior center to arrange for transportation.



In a continuation of the “Reverse the Aging Processes” series, this 6 week program is designed to help participants with strength, endurance and agility.  All ages/levels are welcome.  The program is facilitated by Steve Avellino CFT, CES and the cost is $42.  The classes will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10 & 17.  Space is limited so you must register in advance.



The CharlieCard is the payment method for the MBTA.  On Thursday, Nov. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to noon, the Foxborough Senior Center will be partnering with the MBTA to offer Senior CharlieCards for people 65+.  These cards will allow you to have a reduced fare on the subway, bus, commuter rail and ferry.  Call us to sign up. 



We have scheduled additional video showings of the hit musical “Hamilton” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10:45 a.m., and on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m.  If you haven’t seen it yet, or would like to see it again, you must call us to sign up.  This performance was filmed with the original cast in 2016.  In an effort to enforce social distancing, we are limiting the showing to only 6 participants.  Call us to sign up.



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. 



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.



We now have 2 Senior Fitness classes 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.



On Wednesday, Nov. 18 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.


VETERANS’ CLUB                                       

The next meeting of the Veterans Club will be on Monday, Nov. 2 at the new time of 2:30 p.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.



Do you enjoy playing a game of Scrabble or would you like to learn how to play?  We have a Scrabble group that meets on Monday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at the senior center.  Challenge your mind, enjoy some time with friends and have lots of fun.  If you’re interested in playing, call us to sign up.



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.