Millis Senior Center events
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.
SUPER 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 meets every Friday at 9:30 in room 18. Cost is $3.00 per class.
FREE BREAD AND PASTRY is available every day in room 21 courtesy of Shaws, Country Kitchen and Blue Moon Bakery.
FLAG DAY CELEBRATION American Legion Commander Robert Yeager will be discussing the history of the flag, decorum of presenting the flag, and misconceptions on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10AM
SUMMER PICNIC LUNCHEON AND GAMES We will be celebrating the start of summer with a picnic style luncheon on tables in the gym at the Council on Aging. Come join us on Tuesday, June 20th, at 12 Noon for a catered lunch of sandwiches, salad, fruit, chips, and dessert. We will also be playing lawn games in the gym. Everyone is welcome. Please make reservations with payment of $7 before Tuesday, June 13th.
MILLIS SUMMER PAINT PROGRAM Artist Amy Adams will guide 2 stress free, unique and fun paint sessions for participants of all levels. Art has been known to heal and bring joy! Bring along your smiles and friends for a giggle and an artistic experience. All supplies will be provided for you and you’ll get to take home your creations. Dates: Mondays June 5th and 12th. Time: 1-3PM. $10 Millis residents; $25 non-residents. Refreshments, cheese and crackers will be served.
AMERICA’S GREAT TRAILS– 3 CLASSES ONLY!!! DON’T MISS! Do you feel the call of the wild? Learn more about America’s spectacular beauty and discover your connection to the natural world in this DVD presentation. Join us as we explore six of America’s great trails and meet some unique people along the way. Guiding you on the trail is expert Mick Davie—journalist, Emmy award-winning documentary film maker and avid outdoorsman. We will be meeting on Wednesdays from 11AM-12:15PM. Hosted by Susan Steel.
June 7th– Pacific Coast and Hayduke Trails
June 14th– Pacific Northwest and Continental Divide
June 21st– Great Allegheny Passage and Appalachian Trail
MEET & GREET WITH THE NEW COUNCIL ON AGING BOARD Meet the new Council on Aging Board on Thursday, June 8th, from 10:30-11:30AM. Tell them what you like at the Council on Aging and what new things you would like to happen here. The Board represents you and wants to know your opinions.
TICKBORNE ILLNESSES Do you know how to protect yourself from tickborne illnesses? Did you know that there are other diseases besides Lyme disease that you can contract from a tick bite? Come learn how to prevent tick bites, removal of ticks from skin, and signs and symptoms of tickborne diseases. Hosted by the Millis Board of Health on Tuesday, June 6th, at 10AM.
MARY KAY JUNE GALA GLAM EVENT You enjoy a free facial and get to play with a beautiful summertime glamorous look on Wednesday, June 14th, at 1PM.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS Please email 1-4 photos of your favorite place(s) to visit in America to Debbie at [email protected]. You can be in the photos. Please state where each photo was taken. The Millis Council on Aging will then make a slideshow with everyone’s photos that will be shown at the Council on Aging in July to celebrate America.
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, June 26th at 11AM. Reservations are appreciated.
BOARD GAMES WITH DEBBIE This has been a great success! Debbie will be
hosting on Monday, June 26th, 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.
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!
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.