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Coming Up at the Bellingham Senior Center

The Bellingham Senior Center is located at 40 Blackstone St., Bellingham. Reach them at (508) 966-0398 or visit
Free Turkey Lunch: The Bellingham Lions Club is offering a FREE sit-down lunch at the Senior Center on Saturday, December 2 from noon to 1 p.m. Enjoy a turkey luncheon, pie for dessert, drinks, all from the popular restaurant PJ’s. Will include raffles, prizes, and, perhaps, a visit from Santa. Please call the Senior Center at (508) 966-0398 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.
Christmas Party Saturday, December 9 at noon: $15 per person. 
Attendance is limited to 125, so call the Senior Center now (508 966-0398) to reserve your seat at the table. 
New Year’s Eve Party, Saturday, December 30 at noon: $5 per person, call the Senior Center now (508 966-0398) to reserve. 
Tax Work-Off Program: Offer your services to the town to get up to $1,425 off your annual proper-ty tax bill. Work up to 100 hours per year at the rate of $14.25 per hour. (Individuals only, couples working can make up to $1,500) Open to Bellingham seniors 60+ years of age and qualified veterans of any age. New program begins on December 1, ends November 30, 2024. 
To sign up, please call Melissa Paquette at (508) 657-2801 and make an appointment. She is located on the lower level of the Municipal Building.
Gift Donations Needed: The Senior Center in collaboration with Cornerstone at Milford is accepting donations for gift giving to elders who are alone or in need. We are accepting gift cards from Bellingham businesses, small boxes of chocolate, tea boxes, puzzles, snacks (pretzels and crackers), scratch tickets, hot cocoa, hand lotions, and any small gift someone living alone may enjoy. Gifts can be dropped off at the Center until Wednesday, 12/13. For more information, please contact Terri Graham at (508) 966-0398. 
Saturday Coffee at the VFW: From 9-11 a.m., visit the VFW on South Main Street for free coffee and assorted goodies including bagels the last Saturday of each month. 
Christmas Caroling: The “Daisies” (pre-Brownie Girl Scouts) will be at the Senior Center on Friday, 12/22, at 1 p.m., for caroling, hot chocolate, and cookies. They are kindergartners — five years old — and adorable! 
Easy Walks: An “Easy Walk” means not too many roots or rocks, relatively level with firm footing, and something of interest along the way. The program is presented by Marjorie Turner Holman who is the author of four Easy Walks in Massachusetts guides. Included are walks in Bellingham and sur-rounding towns. Join us on Thursday, December 14 at 1 p.m. to learn more about where you can walk safely and easily. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. 
Drive-By Lunches: Here’s the plan for this month: 12/5: Baked Schrod; 12/12: Turkey; 12/14: Shepherd Pie; 12/19: Stuffed Chicken; 12/21: Pot Roast; 12/28: Meatloaf. All provided by our friends at Mickey G’s. 
Sharing Tree: It’s at the Senior Center this year… Please stop by ask at the front desk how you can help make a senior’s Christmas a little brighter! It’s the season for sharing!

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