The Golden Times
Sixth Year of Series, February 2017
Honorary Chairman: Mayor Carlo DeMaria Chairperson: Terry Iannaco Editor: Dale A. Palma
From the Desk of Mayor Carlo DeMaria
Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year in New England! However, the frigid cold temperatures and large amount of snow often make it more of a burden. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay warm and healthy even during the coldest climates, such as:
1. Dress Warmly - If you wear warm clothing, especially when it's layered, it not only prevents exposure, but also helps to retain body heat.
2. Gather Extra Blankets - Keep blankets on your couch, so that you can wrap yourself up, while reading or watching TV. And don't forget to get extra blankets to sleep with!
3. Get a Hot Water Bottle - Water retains heat for a long period of time. Therefore, using hot water bottles is an affordable and effective way to help you remain warm!
The month of February is also a time when we should take a moment to reflect and acknowledge those that we love. We celebrate Valentine's Day by exchanging candy, flowers and gifts between loved ones. So take a moment this month, especially on February 14th, and enjoy all the loved ones you have in your life!
Reminder: Please remember that the Connolly Center will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of President's Day.
Senior Social Set for February 15th:
Join us on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for our monthly Senior Social. This month the Council has chosen a catered meal of soup, salad, pineapple glazed ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coffee and dessert.
Ticket sales for this event is from February 1st - February 10th at the COA Office. Tickets are $16.00 per ticket. Music provided by the Trilogy Band. For additional information, please call Dale at 617.394.2323.
Lend Us Your Voices, Senior Glee Club:
Please join us at the Connolly Center for our very popular glee club, led by Everett's own Diana Ellis. Our glee club has grown over the past year, and we're always welcoming new members to join us for the fun! We meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Valentine's Party set for Wednesday, February 8th:
Save the Date! Join the Council on Aging for this exciting event on Wednesday, February 8. You will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner prepared by our own chef Tina Souza, which will consist of garden salad, chicken marsala, pasta, meatballs and sausage, green beans, dessert and coffee! We welcome back DJ Chris Fiore for an "Oldies Dance Party!" The cost is $10.00 per person. For additional information, please see Dale or Mary.
Get Your Bags Ready: Senior Trips for 2017!
Monday, February 13: Eataly and the Prudential Mall (Limited to 25 people)
Wednesday, March 22: The Newport Playhouse to see "Romantic Comedy"
April (Date TBD): Fenway Park Tour (Lunch will be provided)
May 22-24: Atlantic City, the Tropicana
June 27: Lobster Bake at Foster's in Maine, followed by an afternoon in Hampton Beach
July 13: Massachusetts North Shore in Salem, followed by lunch at the Gloucester House in Rockport
August (Date TBD): Red Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium (Details to be determined)
Tuesday, September 12: Patriots Legacy Place, followed by a lunch at the CBS Restaurant + Wrentham Outlets
Tuesday, October 24: Vermont Country Store and Foilage Tour
Friday, November 10: Parker's Maple Barn (Details to be determined)
Tuesday, December 12: Aqua Turf Christmas Show and Luncheon (Details to be determined)
February 2017 Movie Matinee:
All movies will take place at the Connolly Center beginning at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided for free compliments of the Council on Aging.
Thursday, February 2: "Snowden" starring Joseph Gordon Leavitt.
Edward Snowden creates a word of scandal for the NSA, and leaked illegal surveillance to the press and to the world.
Thursday, February 9: "The Way We Were" starring Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford.
A 1973 classic love story that takes place pre-WWII, between a Marxist Jew and a carefree wasp. As college students, they take up the social causes of the day.
Thursday, February 16: starring Michael Fasbender.
Thursday,February 23: starring Nate Parker.
A powerful movie placed in August of 1831, where the main character Nat Turner leaders a rebellion to free himself and others as slaves.
The Programs and Lessons You Can't Miss!
BINGO is Back!:
Super Bingo will take place on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., at the Connolly Center! It's FREE to play and prizes will be given.
Mary's Affordable Hearing Aids:
Free hearing screenings, hearing aid cleaning and ear wax checks on the first Thursday of each month at the Connolly Center. If you have any questions about hearing loss, please stop in and see us! For an appointment or free hearing evaluations, please call 781.249.5330.
Health Screenings with Cambridge Health Alliance:
Please sign in 15 minutes before the end of the session.
1. Connolly Center, First and Third Monday:
Monday, January 2 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
2. Everett Villa Co-op:
Monday, January 9 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
3. Glendale Towers, Fourth Mondays:
Monday, January 23 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Aim for a Healthy New Year: Healthy Programs for 2017
Healthy Eating Tasting with Tina:
As you know Mayor Carlo DeMaria has hired a new personal chef for the seniors at the Connolly Center! We would love for you to taste and check out our new exciting lunch menu, consisting of healthy food samples that will be offered on Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 31 at 11 a.m. right out the kitchen door. Please join us in welcoming Tina to the Connolly Center!
Zumba Tuesdays with Jill!:
Join us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Connolly Center for this high energy fun Zumba class! Dance to your favorite steps to various latin and other rhythmic music to become a healthier you! The class is free - don't miss out!
Heart Healthy Mondays at the Connolly Center:
Every Monday from 10 - 11 a.m, we will be providing a "Healthy Steps...Moving You to Better Health with the Lebed Method," which is a therapeutic movement program designed to help you thrive. Using props and eclectic music, instructor Julie Kaufmann will lead you through a routine of stretching and exercising that improves overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Followed by lunch, there will also be another class available!
Join Julie for Western Line Dancing from 1 - 2 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or experienced line dancer, Julie will show you all the moves! You'll learn some brand new dances, as well as get to do some old favorites! Fun for EVERYONE!
1. "Strengthen Your Heart and Your Body" every Mondays at 11 a.m. with Miguel and every Wednesdays/Fridays at 10 a.m. with Calvin.
Set your own pace in these aerobics classes, which includes weights for strength training.
2. "Improve Balance and Stress" every Thursdays at 9 a.m. with Calvin.
A smooth, relaxing "yoga-style" class designed for people of all levels of activity.
3. "Reduce Anxiety" every Thursdays at 10 a.m. with Bill.
An ancient Chinese practice, Tai-Chi helps improve balance and strength, designed for people at all levels of activity.