January activities at the Council on Aging

Dec 27, 2019

The Council on Aging will be hopping this January, with many different activities and events for seniors to enjoy.

If the schools are closed due to weather, the Senior Center is also closed. The Center is closed on New Year’s Day and on Martin Luther King Day, January 20th. All activities will take place at the Multiservice Center, 48 Marion Road unless otherwise noted.

On January 8, watch “The Art of Racing in the Rain” for free at 1 p.m. Popcorn will be provided.

From 2 to 7 p.m. on January 8, the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in the gymnasium.

On January 9, take part in a Trivia Challenge Game at 9:45 a.m. in the Community Room.

On January 10, Wareham Garden Club will be hosting Garden Therapy. Seniors are invited to create a beautiful floral arrangement to take home. Supplies are provided by the Garden Club, and the class is free for seniors. Register by January 5 by calling 508-291-3130.

On January 17, take a trip to Foxwoods. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The trip costs $25 and includes the bus trip, buffet, and $10 in slot play. Adults of all ages are welcome. Register as early as possible by calling 508-291-3130.

On January 22, Susan Bumpus will teach a painting class at 1 p.m. Participants will create a snowman painting. The registration cost is $15, and supplies are included. Call 508-291-3130 to register. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wareham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

On January 23, play Pictionary at 9:45 a.m. in the Community Room.

Also on January 23, celebrate the Chinese New Year with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Council on Aging Cafeteria. Call 508-291-3100, ext. 6514, to reserve a space. A donation of $2.50 is appreciated.

The Council on Aging also hosts a number of regular events each week

Every Monday, play different games. Bingo begins at 12:30 p.m., Scrabble starts at 1 p.m., and Cribbage is played from 10 a.m. to noon.

Every Tuesday, beginners can learn to knit or crochet at 1:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided. Play Mahjong at 1 p.m.

Each Wednesday, make mats for the homeless at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, a writing class for all genres is held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Exercise classes are held every day. For a class schedule, see the Senior Beacon on the town’s website.