Council on Aging events in December
The Council on Aging has planned a busy month of activities for Wareham seniors this December. For a complete schedule, visit https://www.wareham.ma.us/council-aging.
All activities take place in the Multiservice Center at 48 Marion Road unless otherwise noted.
Join the Council on Aging for Acrylic Paint Day on Dec. 8. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., seniors are invited to paint and take home a completed project. The fee is $15, and all materials are provided. Space in the class is limited, so please call 508-291-3130 to reserve a spot.
On Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. the Wareham Garden Club will offer garden therapy. The Garden Club generously provides the materials to create a beautiful arrangement. The class is limited to 18 participants, so call 508-291-3130 to reserve a place.
On Dec. 14 at 1:00 p.m. Barbara Pelletier will lead a Christmas ornament craft. All materials will be provided. Call 508-291-3130 to sign up in advance. A $2 donation is requested.
The Council on Aging will host a Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Multiservice Center cafeteria. The menu will include homemade pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes and zucchini with tomatoes. Chocolate frosted cake will be served for dessert. Seating is limited, so call 508-291-3130 for reservations.
On Dec. 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. the Greater Food Bank of Boston will deliver food orders to those who signed up previously.
Anyone who has not signed up for a monthly food distribution of fresh food and staples on the fourth Friday of each month between 9 and 10 a.m., can do so now. To be eligible, people must be 60 years of age or older and have an income under $1,400 per month for one person or $1,900 for two. Call the Council on Aging at 508 295-3130 for an application.
On Dec. 20, preventative dental services will once again be offered by Dental Hygiene Services. These services are covered by Mass Health Standards and affordable rates are available for individuals without dental insurance. Please call 508-827-6725 to make appointments or for more information.
Bingo will return in January, every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. following luncheon. This will be cash bingo only. A raffle by the Advocates for Wareham Seniors will also be held.
A four-week Beginners Acrylic Painting Class is yet another thing to look forward to in 2022. The class will be held on Wednesdays (Jan. 26 to Feb. 16) from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes will be held in the Cranberry Café. Call 508-291-3130 to register by Jan. 19, 2022. Only 12 students will be allowed per class. $40 fee includes all supplies.
Regular activities will continue:
On Mondays, play cribbage from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 208. From 9 to 10 a.m., take a circuit exercise class with Marge Blinstrub temporarily at the Wareham Free Library. No registration is required. Pay $3 at the door.
On Tuesdays, join seniors for coffee and conversation from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Cranberry Cafe. Learn to play Mahjong from noon to 1 p.m., followed by games at 1 p.m., in the Cranberry Cafe.
At the Multiservice Center on Tuesdays, play chair volleyball at 10 a.m. or practice Tai Chi at 1:30 p.m.
On Wednesdays at 1 p.m., learn to make mats for the homeless in Room 102.
On Thursdays, Chair Yoga with Pam meets at 2 p.m. Registration required.
On Fridays, learn country line dancing at the Wareham Free Library with Marge Blinstrub from 9 to 10 a.m. No registration is required. Pay $3 at the door.
Grab and Go Lunches continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pick up the free lunches courtesy of the Old Colony Elder Services at the Multi-Service Center handicap ramp between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Lunches must be reserved at least three days ahead of the scheduled delivery date by calling 508-291-3130. The menu is available on Facebook.
Senior Tax Work-Off Program forms are available in the COA Office.
Volunteers are needed. Call for more information.
Virtual Bereavement Support Group help is available by calling Ken at 508-399-5900.
Consultation appointments with Attorney Jillian Morton can be made at 508-291-3130.