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June News & Events Announced at Bellingham Senior Center

May 31, 2019 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson

Bellingham Senior Center

Check out what's going on at the Bellingham Senior Center in June.

Sunday, June 2, 3:30 pm—Celebrate Bellingham’s Oldest. The Bellingham Historical Commission will sponsor the Annual Appreciation Day for residents who are 95 years or older. Also, the time capsule from the town’s 275th anniversary will be opened. Join in at the Senior Center; free. Please call 508-966-0398 for more info.

Tuesday, June 4, 12 pm—BESG luncheon will feature baked stuffed chicken breast.

Tuesday, June 11, 9 am—Town Clerk’s Breakfast. Bellingham’s “Thank You” to our seniors for turning out to vote in the recent town election. Breakfast is free. Please sign up in advance at the front desk.

Tuesday, June 11 at 11 am—Come to the COA Board Meeting and hear what is happening at the center, have lunch and enjoy a game of Wheel of Fortune at 12:30 pm. Space is limited, so please sign up at the front desk and order your lunch. You are guaranteed to have lots of fun.

Tuesday, June 11, 5 pm—Medications: The Necessary Evil. Make your medication routine simple. Review “high risk” medications, tips for timing, and other practical tips. Free.

Wednesday, June 12 & June 26, 9am–12pm—SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone). Get your questions answered about health care benefits and options. Jean Roy is our counselor and will be available by appointment. Call 508-966-0398 to reserve a time.   

Thursday, June 13, 10am–12pm—Save Your Memories. Join COA Board Member Michael Belleville to learn how to scan and save your old photos (limit four); free.

Thursday, June 13, 1 pm, and Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 pm—High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer.  Join Kelly DeSantis, Hockomock YMCA Program Coordinator, and learn how to reduce your blood pressure by monitoring at home. The YMCA is offering free blood pressure screenings and an information session about their evidence-based program that may help to reduce your blood pressure over a short period of time. Please call ahead.

Friday, June 14, 12pm—Brain Healthy Cooking. Expert chefs will show you how to prepare tasty meals that will benefit your brain and body. $2 per person; lunch included. Sign up at the front desk. Generously sponsored by Cornerstone Assisted Living.   

Tuesday, June 18—COA & BESG Annual Strawberry Festival. Celebrate the arrival of summer! Enjoy strawberry shortcake, coffee and cold drinks with us. Susan McLeod of “Orchestra of One” will perform. Dress casually and bring the grandchildren. $4 per person. Attendance prize for one lucky participant. Reserve now by calling 508-966-0398. Children four and younger are free.

Thursday, June 20, 4 pm—The White Sox Scandal. In 1919, the team was accused of intentionally losing the World Series, paid off by syndicate money. Dr. Gary Hylander discussed this.

Saturday, June 22, 9am-1pm—Hazardous Waste Day. Bring your old batteries, paints, solvents, cleaning agents, pesticides and other hazardous waste to the Senior Center. Disposal is free. (See pg. 2)

Tuesday, June 25, at 7pm—Monthly Book Club. Led by Kay Page. We’ll be reading Killers of the Flower Moon. An intimately detailed account of a little-known but devastating chapter in American history: the Osage Reign of Terror, officially recognized as a period of five years from 1921 to 1926 during which upwards of twenty Osage Indians were murdered in cold blood for access to their valuable shares of oil money.

Thursday, June 27, 9:30am–12pm—Hearing Healthcare. Free hearing screening, hearing aid cleaning, video ear exam. Michael Schmit is board-certified and is a licensed hearing aid specialist. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Thursday, June 27, 12pm—BESG Birthday Party,  featuring shepherd’s pie.

Saturday, June 29, 10-11:30am—Memory Café. A welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other challenges in their thinking and for their family and friends. The goals are to help guests feel comfortable and know that they are not alone. Dancing and other entertaiment is included. Free; sponsored by Atria Draper Place. Contact [email protected] to sign up.
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