The role of the Northborough Council on Aging is to maintain or increase the quality of life for the mature citizens of our community. We do this through support advocacy, planning, coordination, and implementation of programs that bring mature citizens together for social, recreational, and educational purposes. We seek to educate the entire community and enlist its support and participation.
119 Bearfoot Road Northborough, MA (Handicapped Accessible)
Phone/After Hours Answering Machine:
508–393–5035 • Fax: 508–393–1503
SENIOR CENTER HOURS:
Monday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You’re invited to join the Friends in support of Senior Center activities. All seniors of Northborough and surrounding towns are welcome to take part in Senior Center activities, and all are welcome to visit at any time!
We’re keeping it cool here at the Senior Center. If you’re looking to get out of the heat, please come and visit us. There’s no reason to heat up your kitchen – we’ve got you covered
at the Bistro @119. We serve lunch Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM and dinner on Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:30 PM. Remember, ice cream cones are just $1.00 per scoop - a refreshing treat.
We have two great presentations this month. We’re combining great information about Honoring Choices along with an Ice Cream Social on August 15 and Dr. Schaal will be here on August 28 to talk about Vision and conditions of the eyes as we age. Sign up for these two presentations today! I hope to see you at the Friends’ next fundraiser, a Tropical Paradise Evening, on August 9 at Whitney Place. It promises to be a fun night! We appreciate the Friends’ terrific fundraising efforts as they enhance what we’re able to do for seniors at Senior Center!
Kelly Burke, Director
HONORING CHOICES / ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 1:00 PM
Leader: Randy Cumming
Cost: Free - Pre-Registration Required
Honoring Choices Massachusetts is a consumer focused non-profit organization supporting the right of every adult to direct their health care choices. They inform & empower adults, 18 years old and older, to make a health care plan to receive the best possible care that honors their choices, all through their lives. Every competent adult can make a health care plan and direct their care choices, starting at 18 years old and continuing all through your life. Your plan is your personal road map which tells your family and doctors what's important to you and the kind of care you want. Honoring Choices provides do-it-yourself tools to help you and your loved ones make a plan for the best possible care today and every day. Northborough Senior Center has become a community partner of Honoring Choices
to bring this discussion to the Senior Center. This month, we will have a presentation about Honoring Choices and will provide you with the necessary paperwork so that you can make your plan. Our presentation will also include an Ice Cream Buffet. Please call the Senior Center at 508-393-5035 to reserve your seat to learn more about this important information.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
YOUR VISION/COMMON EYE CONDITIONS RELATED TO AGE
Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 4:30 PM • Cost: Free
Speaker: Shlomit Schaal, M.D., PhD
Since your 40s, you probably noticed that your vision is changing. Perhaps you need glasses to see up close or you have more trouble adjusting to glare or distinguishing some
colors. These changes are a normal part of aging. These changes alone cannot stop you from enjoying an active lifestyle or stop you from maintaining your independence. In fact,
you can live an active life well into your golden years without ever experiencing severe vision loss. But as you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and
conditions. These include: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision and dry eye.
Please join us as Dr. Schaal, Professor and Department Chair of the Department ofOpthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School,
speaks on this very important subject. The UMass Eye Care Staff works together as a collaborative team. Their aim is to provide their patients with the best possible eye care
experience, to support their patients’ families, and to answer any questions. Reserve your seat today!
AUGUST BOOK CLUB * Wed., * 1:30 PM
The Book Club will not meet in August
ICE CREAM CONES - $1.00 scoop
Tuesday Evening Menu & Entertainment Hours: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
(Preregistration is required only on the nights with "tickets)
***All dinners are $9.00 unless otherwise noted***
Tickets available at Front Desk
Ice Cream Cones $1 a scoop!
Tuesday Evening Menu & Entertainment Hours: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Pre-reg. required only on nights with tickets. Tickets available at Front Desk.
August 7 Vickie’s Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls/Butter,
Assorted Desserts $9
August 14 Ziti Bake with Meatballs, Italian Bread, Salad, Pudding with Whipped Cream $9
August 21 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with Gravy, Vegetable ,Salad, Assorted Desserts $9
August 28 End of Summer BBQ - Half Chicken, PotatoSalad, Cole Slaw, Corn on Cobb,
Rolls/Butter, Watermelon, Strawberry Shortcake. $12 tickets
Please note that our dinners are very popular. We almost always have a waiting list for our ticketed “Dinner and a Show”. Therefore, tickets must be
paid in full by the Friday before the event. That way, if your plans change, someone from the waiting list can use your tickets. Thanks for your understanding.
Day: Monday, August 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free sandwich of your choice for Northborough seniors with birthdays in
Please join us for the Birthday Lunch at the Bistro@119. If you are a town resident and have a birthday this month, the Friends will treat you to a lunch at the Bistro@119, which includesa sandwich of your choice, and of course, cake and ice cream. Even if you're not cleebrating a birthday, we'd love to have you join the festivities. Please call the Senior Center at (508) 393-5035 to make your reservation. We mail out birthday coupons to Town Residents to be used the day of the birthday lunch at the Bistro@119. If you do not receive yours by the week before Birthday Lunch, please call us and pick up your coupon here.