City of Bonney Lake

THE WEEKLY GEM - November 2, 2020
Published on Nov 2, 2020 08:35


Foxborough Senior Center

November 2, 2020



Friendsgiving is a blend of “friend” and the Thanksgiving holiday.  Last year, we had a great time sitting with one another around the table, but this year we’ll be offering a drive-thru pick up of a “Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich” on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person and you must pay when you sign up & schedule a sandwich pick-up time.



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.


TECH 101 CLASS – iOS 14

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                      



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.



“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 5 of the remaining 8 episodes one week after each one airs.  The show times will be at 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 & 10. Due to limited seating, you must register for these programs in advance.


VETERANS’ CLUB                                       

The next meeting of the Veterans Club will be on Monday, Nov. 16 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.



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.



We have scheduled a shopping trip in our van/car to Job Lot on Wednesday, Nov. 18. 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.



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 8 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 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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. 



We have planned another “Grab and Go Senior Supper” for Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m.  Just drive up to the senior center and we’ll hand you a packed dinner. Quantities are limited, so please call us in advance to sign up.



Join us on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 10:45 a.m. when we will be showing the movie “The Hate U Give.”  Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds – the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends.  The uneasy balance between these worlds begins to shatter, when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend.  Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what is right.  This film is rated PG13.  Call us if you’d like to sign up.



Ayurveda is the “Science of Life,” and is the oldest continually practiced healthcare system in the world – 5,000 years.  On Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m., join us to learn about your unique biology and how to apply Ayurvedic Principles to YOU.  The Ayurvedic approach is about aligning with the cycles of nature rather than struggling or trying to force things to go your way.  When in balance, you naturally desire only that which nurtures your health and life.  You flow in harmony with your body’s natural rhythms, getting restful sleep, feeling your senses with experiences, tastes, touch, aromas, sounds and sights that uplift and nourish you.  This workshop assumes little to no prior knowledge of Ayurveda.  Call us to sign up.



An Ayurvedic Daily Routine teaches us to ride nature’s waves so we can effortlessly float through each day. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. for the Ayurvedic & Daily Self-Care Program where we will learn that small health habits that we perform consistently on a daily basis can have immense accumulative benefit in our lives.  A steady routine consistent with the rhythms of nature supports health.  By understanding the functioning of the human body as it relates to the Ayurvedic Clock, one can make mindful choices throughout the day that will help bring balance, support health, and boost mental and physical focus and immunity.  It is recommended that you first attend the Introduction to Ayurveda program on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.  Call us to sign 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.



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.



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.