Millis Senior Center
*Please note that some Regular Events have changed and needs to be updated
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
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.
7 Worlds, 1 Planet Each continent has its own distinct terrain, its own climate and its own animal life. Take this journey around the world by visiting a continent each week. The series is narrated by David Attenborough. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 11AM-12:15PM on January 4, 11, 18 & 25th and February 1, 8 & 15. Further sessions to be announced. Hosted by Susan Steele. Sign-ups are appreciated.
Mary Kay Events It is time to pamper yourself in the new year. We are hosting a Winter Skincare Event on Wednesday, January 11th at 1PM. Come and experience Mary Kay skincare treatments for the winter months. Fresh cleanse, deep moisturizer and protection from the New England weather. Learn tips to keep your skin healthy and strong.
Scams And Fraud With The District Attorney District Attorney Michael Morrissey will discuss scams and fraud, how to prevent becoming a victim, and how to recover from scams, fraud and identity theft. On Tuesday, January 17th at 1PM, empower yourself with knowledge by joining him and a member of his staff for an informative, important and interesting presentation. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are appreciated.
State Rep Office Hours Stephanie Gray, Constituent Services Representative from the Office of Congressman Auchincloss, will be holding office hours in Room 19 on Thursday, January 19th from 11AM-1PM. Bring your concerns and/or casework requests relating to any federal agency, including Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Veteran’s Affairs, Housing, Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, the US Postal Service, Small Business Association, Passports, or Immigration. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are encouraged.
Pizza And Prevention With Millis Fire Department Otis will be here with pizza and talking about the Millis Fire Department Senior Safe Program on Monday, January 30th at 11AM. Reservations are appreciated.
Nanek’s Kitchen Food Bags 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 morning. Days may vary.
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 Thursday from 11– 11:30 in room 18. Cost is $3 per class for Millis residents $5 for out of towners.
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.
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.
Fitness Room: Thanks to our Friends group the annual fee for Millis residents is now $50!!!! Why pay expensive gym fees when you can come to your Senior Center and work out with friends? We have 2 treadmills, recumbent bike, upright bike, Elliptical machine and a 7 piece hydraulic circuit training station. All that is needed is a completed application, medical release from your doctor and view an instructional video, all which can be found on the COA website at millisma.gov. An annual fee of $100 for non-Millis participants. This covers our maintenance costs and other related expenses. Please contact us at 508-376-7051 if interested. Hope to see you soon!