Millis Senior Center - August 2022
The Millis Senior Center is located at 900 Main Street on the ground floor of the Veterans Memorial building. The Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays 8:30-4 Thursdays 8:30-2 Fridays 8:30-12:30. For more information call (508) 376-7051
Technological Training for Multi– Devices: Having trouble with your laptop, smart phone or tablet? Available by appointment any Monday from 10-12.
Blood Pressure Checks: We have a registered volunteer nurse that will provide a blood pressure check for you every Thursday from 11:00-11:30.
Cribbage: Meets every Monday and Friday from 9:30-12.
BINGO Thursday at 12:15 in room 21. SUPER Bingo (the last pot is worth $25) is every Thursday of the month.
Stretch & Flow Yoga Every Friday at 9:30 in room 130. Cost is $3.00 per class. Class will meet in room 18.
Free Bread And Pastry is available on a daily basis every day in room 21 courtesy of Roche Brothers, Shaws, Country Kitchen and Blue Moon Bakery.
Nanak’s Kitchen The Sikh Dharma food relief program is providing bags of nonperishable organic, vegan foods to anyone in need at the Council on Aging every Tuesday from 9-11 All are welcome.
6 Week Circuit Training for Fitness Room Members Starts July 12th every Tuesday from 1:00-1:45 and Thursday from 9:30-10:15 we have an instructor available to lead you through a variety of hydraulic resistance gym machines which is ideal for women of any fitness level to achieve results. Meredith owned a circuit training gym and is offering to motivate you through your workout with upbeat music and encouragement. Come give the class a try. The space is air conditioned!
For Non-Members $3 per class. A signed release form will be required for participation.
Movies: We will be offering popcorn and movies for the month of August every Wednesday at 10 AM. See the calendar in the middle of this newsletter for the movie of the day. Refreshments will be served.
Boxing with Amy Gagne: You’re never too old to try something new! Try this 30-minute boxing workout designed for seniors who want to keep their bodies & minds strong after age 60. High-intensity workouts can be difficult as we age, and we each have our own physical limitations. Boxing workouts are especially beneficial for fitness lovers over the age of 60 because they can be adapted into low-impact routines. Benefits include: improving hand-eye coordination , increase in cognitive abilities and alertness, and mind body connection. Gloves will be provided but if you prefer you can purchase your own at Walmart or Amazon. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 1– 1:30 in room 18. Cost is $3 per class for Millis residents $5 for out of towners.
Main Street Podiatry will be here Wednesday, August 17th from 9-11am. to trim your toe nails and provide an initial evaluation of your feet. They accept most insurances with the exception of BMC. There may be charges from your insurance such as co-pays, deductibles, etc. Please check to with your insurance in advance to see if a referral is required. Pre- registration for appointments will be required. We will mail or email you a form that can be filled out prior to your visit. Please bring your insurance cards and completed form to the first visit. Please note that home visits can be arranged by calling Main Street Podiatry (508) 533-3500.
Visit with Millis Police Departmen: Millis Police will be here Monday, August 8th at 9:00 for a Public Safety talk. Come meet with the Police and join us for refreshments.
Select Board Member Erin Underhill has office hours in room 206 of the Town Hall: Wednesday August 10, 10:30am-11:30am Please stop in to discuss any issues or concerns that you may have.
Legal Consultations with Beth Murphy: Do you have a legal concern and don’t know where to turn? Beth will be here on Thursday, July 14th and August 11th from 11-12 to steer you in the right direction. If she can’t help you directly she can refer you to a lawyer that can. Appointments are required and Millis residents have priority.
Needle Workers Group: Come meet some new and old friends as you help each other with needleworking projects on the first and third Thursday of every month from 1-3. Needle pointers, knitters, crocheters, quilters and embroiderers are all welcome. Carol Goldstein will assist with explaining knitting patterns. Come and share your talents.
Origami is the art of paper-folding. We have a talented resident that will show you how to make hats, animals and flowers. Join her at the Center on first and third Thursday of the month from 11-1pm.
Board Games with Debbie: This has been a great success. Debbie will be hosting on Monday, August 22nd from 1-3. Come on down and enjoy some friendly competition with your neighbors.
TAI CHI with Tony Berg: This class will focus primarily on the therapeutic aspects of Tai Chi, while the martial/ self-defense and performance aspects will be secondary, discussed only as an aid to learning the various forms. We will be practicing Yang style Tai Chi, which is the most popular of the five traditional schools of Tai Chi. The slow, controlled movements of Tai Chi improve concentration, strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and poise. We learn to release unnecessary tension from the body and increase relaxed awareness. The movements and postures are easily modified to fit individual needs. Tony will be here every Tuesday at 9. Classes are $3.00 per class.
GRAB AND GO LUNCH from HESSCO Every Thursday from 11:15-12 HESSCO is offering a packed lunch which consists of a sandwich, chips, side salad, dessert and lemonade for a suggested donation of $3. Every week the sandwich is different. Week 1: Chicken Salad, Week 2: Turkey & Cheese, Week 3: Seafood Salad, Week 4: Ham & Cheese, Week 5: Tuna Salad. Please call the Center at 376-7051 by noon the Friday before to order.
Stretch & Flow Yoga: In yoga class at the Senior Center we practice gentle stretches, flowing movement and breathing exercises. The class is adaptable and really is for everyone! You can use a chair or bring your own mat if you prefer to be seated on the floor. Several levels of modification are given, you will go at your own pace. In this class you will be encouraged to move with ease, never forcing or pushing yourself to a place where you feel uncomfortable.
The class concludes with a breathing exercise and a few minutes in deep relaxation. My hope is that you will leave the class feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on your day with grace and an optimistic mindset The class meets every Friday at 9:30. The cost is $3.00.
Foster’s Authentic Maine Lobsterbake– Wednesday, August 24th $99 PP
9:30 AM Depart from the Millis Town Hall, 900 Main Street on your luxury, Silver Fox Coach. You’ll initially visit scenic Nubbles Light and York Village, where you will have time to browse through the many boutiques or stroll along Ocean Drive, a spectacular coastal walkway. Then be ready to feast on plenty of delicious food at Fosters. The feast is steamed over a roaring wood fire- The Downeast way! Menu choice includes: Maine Lobster OR Chicken, New England Clam Chowder, Cultivated Mussels, Corn on the Cob, Roasted Red Potatoes and Onions and Blueberry Crumb Cake. Foster’s also provides live musical entertainment during your stay.
Cruising the Charles—Wednesday, September 7th $99 PP
9:00 AM Depart from the Millis Town Hall, 900 Main Street, this morning on your luxury Silver Fox Coach for Boston. You and your friends are in for a great day in “Beantown” today. After sightseeing on Boston Common this morning, a delicious luncheon follows at the terrific Cheesecake Factory restaurant. You can choose your entrée off the menu and then enjoy a scrumptious Cheesecake Dessert and beverage, You’ll have time to explore the stores at the Cambridge Side Galleria Mall before you enjoy the day’s special treat, a delightful cruise along the Charles River as the Captain provides a narration of the most historic sights of Boston and Cambridge. Your narrated cruise will provide you a most different perspective of Boston. You’ll arrive home at 5:30 PM after a great day with your friends in scenic Boston and Cambridge.