Millis Senior Center May Calendar
*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 Shaws, Country Kitchen and Blue Moon Bakery.
Spring Luncheon We will be celebrating spring and hopefully beautiful weather. Come join us on Wednesday, May 17th, at 12 Noon, for catered lunch of lasagna, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Everyone is welcome. Please make reservations with payment of $7 before Tuesday, May 9th.
Millis resident Jane Simpson will be entertaining us with songs on her ukelele.
HUGE JEWELRY SALE AT CANDY’S CORNER Come find a treasure at the Millis Council on Aging on Wednesday, May 24th, at 9:30AM–1PM. There are earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and much more. The jewelry was donated and is second hand. Everything is priced at $1. Come take a look.
WORLD HERITAGE SITES– ARMCHAIR TRAVEL Come with us on a travel adventure as we explore 24 outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Sites through a Great Course. These sights highlight masterpieces of creative human genius, archeological sites, religious architecture, monumental sculpture and painting, classic urban landscapes and masterpieces of architecture and engineering. We will also explore some of our planet’s most significant natural features, physical and biological formations and areas of noteworthy beauty and scientific value. Some of the sites to be included are the Inca Estate of Machu Picchu, Iceland’s Great Assembly at Thingvellir, Afghanistan’s Lost Bamiyan Buddhas, the Acropolis of Athens, and the Redwood Forests of California. Final sessions will be held on Wednesdays, May 3rd, May 10th, May 24th, and May 31st from 11AM-12:15PM and will explore 2 sites per week. No class on May 17th. Hosted by Susan
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING DA Michael Morrissey is proud to sponsor with the Commonwealth to bring you Emergency Preparedness to help seniors be prepared for natural hazards and emergencies. Learn safety and coping skills and how to be personally prepared to survive. Each participant will receive a free backpack with survival supplies and learn the purpose and multi-purposes of the items. Each bag is valued over $75. One bag per household. Supplies limited. Contact the Millis Council on Aging to register for this important event on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10AM.
MARY KAY EVENT Time to get ready for Summer! We are hosting Summer Skin Preparation on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 1PM. This skincare class will focus on making sure you have everything you need to protect your skin from Sun and Help your skin recover from summer fun.
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, May 22nd at 11AM. Reservations are appreciated.
BOARD GAMES WITH DEBBIE This has been a great success! Debbie will be
hosting on Monday, May 22nd, 1-3PM. Come on down and enjoy some friendly competition with your neighbors.
SUPER BINGO EVERY THURSDAY!!! Held on Thursdays at 12:15PM in room 21. The last pot is worth $25. Come and try your luck!
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!