Programs for Week of May 3, 2021
Join us via Zoom for the following programs. Call for access info: (617) 972-6490.
New participants always welcome in every program! We hope you'll join us!
10:00 AM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto
12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane Shufro
12:30 PM, Tai Chi & Meditation with Marie Favorito
2:00 PM, Line Dancing with Bradley
11:00 AM, Total Body Exercise with Nicole Von Rekowsky
9:00 AM, Pilates with Marina Zaslavskaya
10:30 AM, Talk with Tom: Coffee & Casual Conversation
10:00 AM, Exercise with Shannon Lee Jones
12:00 PM, Seated Strength & Balance with Pearl Pressman
2:45 PM, Zoom Mellowtones Choral Group with Anne Silverman
Senior Shuttle Bus Update
The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping. Due to COVID-19, the bus is limited to 6 riders plus the driver. Masks must be worn. Rides are now scheduled by appointment only. Call the Senior Center on Fridays from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM to schedule your ride for the following week. Trips to Market Basket, Target and Marshalls are on the schedule.
New Transportation Provider
Springwell, our local Area Agency on Aging, recently received a large grant to help seniors in Watertown and surrounding communities get where they need to go! The service is free of charge for seniors, age 60 and older, and the service will provide rides locally and to Boston and beyond for errands, medical appointments, and social engagements. Rides are scheduled by calling Alternative Transportation directly at (857) 364-6570. They will register each person who seeks the service, and arrange both pickup and return.
With details about our May Grab-n-Go lunch event and programs including The History of WWI Music
, a presentation on Stroke Awareness
by Mount Auburn Hospital, Zoom Tour of the Davis Museum of Wellesley College, our monthly Public Safety Coffee, Pet Lovers Group,
Senior Parking Permits
Please check to make sure that your orange Senior Parking Permit is still up-to-date, and call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 to renew by phone. For new permits: Since the Senior Center is still closed to the public, you will need to make an appointment for a new permit and bring your ID, Car Registration and Fee. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 8:30 am- 2 pm, or Fridays from 8:30 am- 12 pm. You must be at least 65 years old and live in Watertown with the automobile registered in your name. The cost is $3 for a 2-year permit. Parking is limited to two hours at the metered CVS and Library lots in Watertown Square and the metered CVS lot in Coolidge Square. Not valid for metered street parking.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The local Watertown Health Department clinics are over for now due to changes in the Commonwealth's vaccine distribution process. Please call the Mass Vaccines Hotline at 2-1-1 or visit https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine for information about vaccine sites, age group eligibility, and companion vaccine sites. Please ask your families or friends who are computer-savvy to assist you with scheduling an appointment at area clinics.
Kindly remember that we are still in a pandemic, and not everyone is vaccinated. Continue to keep your distance from others. Wear your masks and wash your hands. The vaccine is 2 doses, spread weeks apart. We must keep vigilant about keeping ourselves and others safe. We're in this together.
Watertown Food Pantry open Tuesdays, 10 AM - 2 PM
The Food Pantry is located at 80 Mount Auburn Street, rear, and is open Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Food donations are received on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM until 2 PM.
Follow this link for more details: Watertown Food Pantry | Watertown, MA - Official Website (watertown-ma.gov)
. Thank you to all who have donated!
The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center is located at 31 Marshall Street, Watertown, MA 02472.