Concord COA upcoming programs


The Harmony Council on Getting old and Harvey Wheeler Group Heart introduced its upcoming packages and providers. In case you are in want of help, please name the primary workplace at 978-318-3020.

Artwork Area: “Artwork In The Time of The Pandemic.” Did creativity soothe your soul prior to now yr? In that case, we’d like to share your writings, photographs, work, poems, needle works and different inventive endeavors. Our objective is to show them on our ArtSpace partitions, (anonymously or along with your title) once we are once more open to the general public. Please contact Vikki to speak about what you may contribute, 978-318-3023 or vjacobson@concordma.gov.

In search of volunteers to steer Trivia: At the moment we’re providing month-to-month Trivia video games on Zoom. It’s a widespread exercise, and plenty of have requested if we are able to do it extra regularly. As we begin fascinated by a return to in-person actions on the COA, we’re searching for a Trivia Host or two to run the video games twice a month on the Harvey Wheeler Group Heart. It would contain selecting classes, choosing questions from Trivial Pursuit playing cards, internet hosting the sport, and maintaining rating. It would take roughly an hour in preparation and an hour for the sport. In case you are  in giving it a attempt,  name the COA workplace and ask to talk to Tina Shut.  

Annual City Assembly: 1 p.m. June 13. Annual city assembly will probably be held on the Doug White Athletic Discipline on the Harmony-Carlisle Excessive Faculty. Restricted van service will probably be offered. Name the COA by Wednesday, June ninth to request a journey. 

Ask a Lawyer – Through Cellphone: By appointment June 24. On this program, native attorneys volunteer their time to reply your particular person authorized questions throughout a complimentary 30-minute telephone session. This month, appointments will probably be out there from 9 a.m. to midday June 24. Name the COA to make an appointment. 

Market Basket Purchasing: The COA is now providing transportation to the Maynard Market Basket on Thursday afternoons. Name to enroll. Masks are required on the van no matter vaccination standing. 

Dementia By means of the Phases on Zoom: 1 p.m. June 15. June is Alzheimer’s and Mind Consciousness month. It’s a time to be educated and made conscious of any modifications that could be occurring in our mind or cognitive consciousness. Be a part of Mary Crowe, LICSW, director {of professional} and group schooling at Care Dimensions. “Dementia by way of the Phases” will cowl common behaviors, feelings and challenges that could be anticipated all through the assorted levels of dementia. Carry your issues or questions to debate on the presentation. Name the COA at 978-318-3020 to enroll and obtain your Zoom invitation. 

Taking Care of your Toes on Zoom: 1 p.m. June 18. It is vitally vital to handle your ft. Good foot care may help you stay energetic, stop falls, and forestall foot illnesses. Please be part of Dr. Ayleen Gregorian on Zoom. Dr. Gregorian is a Board-certified Podiatrist training in Bedford and Sudbury and has handled seniors on the Harmony COA for the final a number of years. Dr. Gregorian will provide a presentation on issues & care about your ft: easy methods to stay energetic & strolling, the very best footwear to put on, and easy methods to deal with frequent illnesses of the foot and ankle.  Please deliver your issues and questions associated to your podiatry care to debate on the session. Name the COA at 978-318-3020 to enroll and obtain your Zoom invitation. 

Let’s Speak About Complications on Zoom: 1 p.m. June 22. The World Well being Group factors out that just about everybody experiences a headache every now and then. Though complications might be outlined as ache “in any area of the top,” the trigger, period, and depth of this ache can fluctuate in accordance with the kind of headache you’re experiencing. Please be part of Geriatric Well being Nurse Valerie Boggia on Zoom for a Hear & Study Session on Complications. Valerie will talk about what’s a headache, the various kinds of complications, what are main and secondary complications, signs, causes, triggers, analysis, therapy, drugs, and measures to forestall complications.  Name the COA at 978-318-3020 to enroll and obtain your Zoom invitation. 

Listening to Loss Help Group on Zoom: 1 p.m. June Eight and 22. The Listening to Loss Help Group is open to new members!  The group is facilitated by Bob Andrews. It offers a chance for individuals with new or ongoing listening to loss to share and talk about the impression that listening to issues have on their lives. Subjects will fluctuate relying on the wants of the group however could embody discussions in regards to the impact of listening to loss on one’s feelings and temper, on household relationships, social communication, and about discovering the suitable listening to aids and units. Name the Council on Getting old at 978-318-3020 to join the group or to get extra data, and we’ll ship you the Zoom hyperlink to the assembly. 

Dwelling with Power Sickness Help Group on Zoom: 10 a.m. June 9. Dwelling with a power sickness can provide challenges in all points of 1’s life. Peer help to share your emotions and experiences can give you help in coping along with your journey. The group will probably be facilitated by COA Geriatric Well being Nurse Valerie Boggia. Name the COA at 978-318-3020 to enroll and obtain your Zoom invitation. 

Caregivers’ Help Group on Zoom: 9:30-11 a.m. June 22. This group is designed for these caring for beloved ones with Alzheimer’s or associated dementias. Be a part of a gaggle of friends to share experiences and achieve help. This group is facilitated by COA Social Service Supervisor Nicole Saia. If in case you have not participated on this group earlier than, please contact Nicole by emailing nsaia@concordma.gov. 

 Loosen up and Reminisce on Zoom: 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 9 by way of July 28. “Loosen up and Reminisce” provides us the chance to recollect, share and pay attention to one another’s tales. We use photographs, photos, and recollections of occasions to immediate dialogue, relate to at least one one other, and share good instances, accomplishments, household traditions, and the rest that involves thoughts. No Zoom? No drawback. You may telephone in and simply speak. The group is facilitated by COA volunteer Jane Randall, and is open to new members in addition to those who have beforehand participated within the group. Please name the COA to enroll or get extra data. As soon as registered, you’ll obtain a Zoom/Cellphone invitation. 

Low Imaginative and prescient Help Group – By Convention Name: 1 p.m. June 30. This month Mary Crowe, director of career and group schooling at Care Dimensions, will speak to the low imaginative and prescient group about Dementia, and the modifications that may be anticipated by way of the levels of the illness. Be a part of us by way of convention name. If in case you have not participated within the low imaginative and prescient group earlier than, please name the COA to register. 

E-book Dialogue Group on Zoom: 9:30 a.m. June 15. Be a part of the COA guide dialogue group, led by Phyllis DiMarzio. This month the guide of alternative will probably be “Redhead by the Facet of the Street” by Anne Tyler. An intimate look into the center and thoughts of a person who finds these round him simply out of attain, and a humorous, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world by way of new eyes, Redhead by the Facet of the Street is a triumph, stuffed with Anne Tyler’s signature wit and gimlet-eyed commentary. New members are all the time welcome. Name the COA to enroll and obtain your Zoom invitation. The E-book Dialogue Group will probably be taking a break for July and August and can reconvene in September to share their summer time studying. 

Weekly Motion pictures are Returning to the Harmony COA, in particular person: midday to 2 p.m. beginning June 18. Pre-registration is required.  Name the COA workplace to order your seat. June 18: “The Name of the Wild” (2020). A mix of dwell motion and digital animation deliver to life Jack London’s basic story of a canine who’s stolen from his California residence and finally ends up as a sled canine in Alaska, the place he turns into prospector John Thornton’s steadfast companion.  Solid: Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Jean Louisa Kelly, extra. Rated PG. June 25: “Downton Abbey” (2019). On this film model of Downton, the Crowleys and their intrepid employees put together for a go to from the King and Queen of England, which unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue that go away the way forward for Downton Abbey doubtful. Solid: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and plenty of extra. Rated G.  

American Artwork from the 18th to 20th Centuries, in particular person: Seven-Week DVD Sequence offered by Janice Muir. From 2 to three:30 p.m. June 15, 22 and 29 and July 6, 13, 20 and 27. On this summer time DVD session, we’ll discover American artists from John James Audubon and James McNeill Whistler to Alexander Calder, Romare Bearden and Roy Lichtenstein.  We are going to have a look at work, sculptures, mobiles, and collages all created by Individuals.  June artists embody Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran and John F. Peto.  Materials will probably be offered on DVDs furnished to us by the Nationwide Gallery of Artwork in Washington, D.C.  Please name the COA to enroll and we’ll ship you a Zoom invitation. 

The Establishments of U.S. Authorities, offered by John Gardella, in particular person: 1-2:30 p.m. June 17. Be a part of John Gardella for the third lecture on this sequence in regards to the nationwide authorities of the USA. This month’s lecture will concentrate on the Government Department of presidency, beginning with how U.S. presidents are completely different from prime ministers. Subjects will embody divided authorities and gridlock; the evolution of the presidency; the powers of the president; the workplace of the president; presidential character, the facility to influence; the facility to say no; the president’s program and presidential transition. The ultimate lecture of the sequence, on July 15, will cowl the Judiciary together with federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Courtroom. It’s not too late to affix the sequence. Name the COA workplace to order your spot. This program is funded by the Harvey’s Treasure Chest Reward Store. 

Harmony Associates of the Getting old – Seize & Go Picnic: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. In preparation for summer time, the Harmony Associates of the Getting old are generously offering Harmony seniors with a gourmand picnic “To Go” ready by Path’s Finish Restaurant. You’ll have your alternative of a grilled hen wrap with bacon or lemon dill tuna salad on sourdough (tofu wrap out there upon request). You might choose up your sandwich, cookie, fruit & beverage on the Harvey Wheeler Parking Lot between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. June 17.  Pull as much as the tent and keep in your automotive. Make certain to name the COA workplace by June 9 to make your reservation for the picnic lunch and to pick out your sandwich.      

Returning to the Harvey Wheeler Group Heart 

Train with Julie – Aerobics and Power & Flex – in particular person beginning June 7: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Be a part of skilled teacher Julie Medjanis, Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for aerobics and at 10:45 a.m. for power and flex. Julie makes use of a mixture of flooring and chair workout routines, resistance bands and weights. In case you are new to train, Julie can introduce you gently to strikes which might be inside your consolation, power and talents. Every class is $5 paid on to the trainer. Name the COA to enroll, even in case you are considered one of Julie’s common college students. 

Espresso and Dialog, in particular person beginning June 8: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Espresso and Dialog is a pleasant group of women and men that get collectively weekly to have full of life conversations about “something and every part.” Beginning June 8, they may return to assembly on-site on the COA. They welcome new members. Name the COA workplace to order your spot even in case you are a “common.”  

Quilting Group, in particular person: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays beginning June 8. Quilting is a lot greater than stitching items of material collectively. Quilting bees date again to the late 18th century as a social occasion and alternative to study new abilities. This weekly group gives the chance to share quilting concepts, get recommendation or simply drop in for a chat. Beginning June 8t the group will probably be assembly on-site on the Harvey Wheeler Group Heart.  In case you are a quilter, and this seems like one thing that appeals to you, please name the COA workplace to enroll.  

Video games, in particular person: Registration is required. Please name the COA to enroll.  

Hand and Foot: 1 p.m. Mondays. Hand and Foot is a well-liked variation from the rummy sort recreation of Canasta. It may be described as an easier, simpler model of Canasta for newbies. Hand and Foot makes use of about 5 or 6 decks of normal taking part in playing cards and is performed with two to 6 gamers. The target of Hand and Foot is to be the primary to eliminate all of your playing cards and on your group to have probably the most factors. 

Bridge: 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Bridge is a trick-taking card recreation utilizing a customary 52-card deck. In its primary format, it’s performed by 4 gamers in two competing partnerships with companions sitting reverse one another round a desk. Thousands and thousands of individuals play bridge worldwide in golf equipment, tournaments, on-line and with associates at residence, making it one of many world’s hottest card video games. 

Mahjong: 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Mahjong is a tile-based recreation that was developed within the 19th century in China and has unfold all through the world because the early 20th century. Just like the Western card recreation rummy, Mahjong is a recreation of ability, technique, and luck. The sport is performed with a set of 144 tiles based mostly on Chinese language characters and symbols. 

Ping-pong: 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Ping-pong is a sport during which two or 4 gamers hit a light-weight ball, also called the ping-pong ball, backwards and forwards throughout a desk utilizing small rackets. 

Cribbage: 1 p.m. Thursdays. The sport has comparatively few guidelines but yields countless subtleties throughout play, which accounts for its ongoing enchantment and recognition. Play proceeds by way of a succession of “arms”, every hand consisting of a “deal”, “the play” and “the present”. At any time throughout any of those levels, if a participant reaches the goal rating (normally 121) play ends instantly with that participant being the winner of the sport. 

Harmony Library, William Monroe Particular Collections Presents: Louisa Could Alcott’s Manuscripts on Zoom: 1 p.m. June 8. The Harmony Free Public Library has a wealthy assortment of manuscripts and private papers regarding the Alcott household, together with the biggest physique of working literary manuscripts by Louisa Could Alcott. Few of her literary manuscripts survived as a result of it was frequent follow to discard the originals as soon as the guide was printed. For the reason that nineteenth-century, Particular Collections has had two chapters of Little Ladies and two of Little Males; Particular Collections additionally holds the Frank Thayer Merrill drawings to the illustrated 1880 version of Little Ladies. The library acquired further uncommon working manuscripts of Louisa Could Alcott in 2016, together with chapters from Eight Cousins and Below the Lilacs. In her presentation, Curator Anke Voss will share highlights from these distinctive holdings. Please name the COA workplace to order your spot and we’ll ship you a Zoom invitation. 

Nature Journey Sequence with Pleasure Marzolf on Zoom: 1 p.m. June 16. Magical Tucson: Hummingbirds & Extra. Southern Arizona, solely 60 miles from the Mexican border, seems at first look to be solely a mixture of rugged mountains and barren desert. Nevertheless, life teems on this space whenever you look nearer. Tiny hummingbirds might be discovered calling for mates and nesting in shrubbery, whereas big saguaro cactus present properties and meals for quite a lot of fowl life together with cactus wrens. Animals together with venomous Gila monsters, roadrunners and even mountain lions have tailored to outlive on this difficult setting. Be a part of Pleasure Marzolf to study Tucson and about Biosphere 2, an distinctive experimental web site simply north of Tucson the place scientists research the organic methods of the world.  Please name the COA to order, and we’ll ship you a Zoom invitation. 

Pronouns in Trendy Occasions on Zoom: 1 p.m. June 28. Utilizing “they and them” within the singular go towards what you discovered at school as regards to appropriate grammar, however not too long ago you’ll have seen or heard of us establish themselves utilizing the pronouns they and them as an alternative of he and him, or she and her. And phrases like nonbinary and gender fluid have made it into mainstream media. Perhaps you’re questioning what all of it means, or wish to learn the way gender pronouns can create a extra inclusive gender-affirming group. Be a part of for a chat by Julie Nowak, LGBTQ Initiative Coordinator at BayPath Elder Providers. June is PRIDE month, when our LGBTQ+ group and SOFFAs (Vital Others, Household, Associates, and Allies) collect to have fun, educate, and advocate for full equality for all human rights. Please name the COA to enroll and obtain your Zoom invitation. 

John Clark Presents:  Huge Band Swing, Half 1, A Multimedia Presentation – on Zoom: Three p.m. July 1. The Huge Band period formally began in the summertime of 1935 however the transition from sizzling jazz and Dixieland had begun a lot earlier within the decade. We’ll hint the roots of Huge Band music, together with the again story of the King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman. You’ll hear Benny’s hits like Goody, Goody and Taking a Probability on Love.  The final a part of this system will probably be dedicated to the favored band chief Glenn Miller, with 22 his chart-topping songs from 1939-1943. You’ll perceive the origins of the unmistakable Glenn Miller sound heard clearly in his theme track Moonlight Serenade. For ten years, orchestral jazz grew to become America’s widespread music, and also you’re invited to study and expertise two of its greatest stars. Be a part of historian and music instructor John Clark for a lesson about WWI wartime music.  Please name the COA to order, and we’ll ship a Zoom invitation. 

The Musical Quiz Present with Jerry Hurley on Zoom: 1-2 p.m. Mondays. Be a part of Jerry Hurley at his piano for The Musical Quiz Present, dwell each Monday at 1 p.m. on Zoom! Members reply musical questions and construct up factors. Every of the highest three weekly level winners will obtain particular recognition by all contributors. New gamers are all the time welcome. If this seems like enjoyable, name the COA and join this weekly group, and we’ll ship you the Zoom invitation. 

Tomato/Basil Drive-Through Giveaway: 11-11:30 a.m. June 3. It’s planting season! Come to the COA and choose up a younger tomato plant and a younger basil plant with a gallon measurement bag of fantastic potting soil. Plant them in a container outdoors and water them every day. Earlier than lengthy, you’ll have tomato and basil salad! This reward is a made doable by way of previous proceeds of the Harvey’s Treasure Chest Reward Store. Please drive as much as the primary entrance of the COA, and employees will deliver the crops to you. Name the COA to enroll to get your crops. 

Take and Make – Decoupage Lantern: 1-1:30 p.m. June 10. Decide up your Equipment within the HWCC Parking Lot  Shine a lightweight in your June Journey! Beautify a candle jar with quotes from luminaries because the Harmony Free Public Library and the Harmony-Carlisle Human Rights Council usher in a month-long, town-wide sequence of occasions centered on anti-racism and social justice. Dorrie Karlin from the library’s Fowler Department will probably be on the COA to distribute the lantern kits. Please drive as much as the entrance entrance and she’s going to deliver the equipment to you. This Take and Make is made doable by way of the generosity of the Associates of the CFPL and the Harmony Carlisle Human Rights Council. Please name the COA workplace to order yours. 

Friday Afternoon Trivia on Zoom: 2-Three p.m. June 11. Do you’re keen on taking part in Trivia? Is your head brimming with trivial and weird details? Be a part of us for an hour of Trivia. The sport will probably be performed on Zoom, and you may join by pc, iPad, or sensible telephone. In case you shouldn’t have a sensible system, you may name in by telephone to play. All trivia questions will probably be proven on the display screen, then learn and repeated. Registration is required. Name to obtain your Zoom invitation. 

Father’s Day Drive-Through Giveaway: 1-1:30 p.m. June 21. “Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s past love” – Unknown. To all of the great dads on the market, Comfortable Father’s Day! The COA salutes you!! We wish our Harmony dads to drop by the COA to choose up a small reward that reveals you the way particular we predict you’re. The reward will probably be distributed from the primary entrance on the COA. Please keep in your automotive. COA employees will deliver the reward to you. Name the COA workplace to order yours. 

Friday Sock Hop Radio Present with DJ OldSkool on Zoom: 1-2 p.m. June 25. June is right here and it’s time for our “Summer season Block Social gathering”! Prepare for summer time by listening to the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. DJ Olskool will probably be offering the music, however we are able to think about sizzling canine and hamburgers cooking on the grill and loads of potato salad and coleslaw to have with them.  We are able to hear the sounds of Johnny Mathis, the Everly Brothers, and the Seashore Boys filling the air with music. Registration is required. Name the COA workplace to order. 

The Harmony Hearth Division presents A Drive-Through COA BBQ: midday to 1 p.m. June 29. Because of the generosity of the Harmony Hearth Division, the COA will probably be internet hosting one other drive-thru BBQ from the Harvey Wheeler Group Heart Parking Lot.  Harmony seniors are invited to drive as much as the tent and choose up a freshly grilled BBQ lunch that features a burger or hotdog, potato salad, pickle, chips, and dessert, all packed in a take-out field. Please put on a masks and keep in your automotive.  A hearth fighter or COA employees will help you. This occasion is sponsored by the Harmony Hearth Fighters Affiliation and is freed from cost. Please name the COA workplace by June 25 to make your reservation. 

Wholesome Helpings: Has your physician informed you that you’ve got hypertension or excessive ldl cholesterol and that consuming in a different way may assist? Are you struggling to fulfill your primary meals wants, not to mention comply with a brand new weight loss plan? In that case, the COA in partnership with Open Desk has a brand new program to assist! We’re providing meals insecure seniors twice-monthly Wholesome Helpings kits. This program follows the American Coronary heart Affiliation’s advisable consuming plan to decrease or management blood strain and coronary heart illness. You’ll obtain pre-prepared meals ready-to-reheat-and-eat, choose easy-to-prepare pantry objects, plus recipes, well being suggestions, and incentives to eat “coronary heart wholesome.” In case you are concerned about signing up or have questions, name the COA at 978-318-3020. 

Seize & Go Lunches in June: Mondays and Wednesdays between 11:30 a.m. and midday. Meals are offered by Minuteman Senior Providers and value $2. The pick-up space is situated by the primary entrance of the Harvey Wheeler Group Heart. Please keep in your automotive. Employees will help you. Lunch reservations should be made a minimum of two enterprise days upfront. Please name the COA to order. June 2, cheese omelet; June 7, lasagna roll; June 9, turkey corn stew; June 14, barbecue hen; June 16, particular marinated beef suggestions; June 21, cheeseburger; June 23, candy and bitter pork; June 28, kielbasa and cabbage; and June 30, grilled hen. 

Particular Seize & Go Lunch, Supplied by Brightview Harmony River Assisted Dwelling: 11:30 a.m. to midday June 10. Brightview Harmony River will present a Seize & Go lunch on the COA for 75 seniors. The lunch field will include a hen salad sandwich, pasta & potato salad, a bag of chips, a beverage and a big chocolate chip cookie. You might drive as much as the HWCC major entrance to gather your lunch. Please keep in your automotive, and Brightview and COA employees will help you. Please name the COA workplace to make your reservation by Tuesday, June eighth. 

MCOA Cooking Class — Caught in a Meal Rut on Zoom: 11 a.m. June 25. Caught in a Meal Rut is the sixth installment of the Massachusetts Council on Getting old’s 12-month “Cooking as Self Care” sequence that focuses on enhancing the well being of older adults. Easy cooking methods and secure meals dealing with are emphasised. The Harmony COA will air this class on Zoom.  Please name the COA to enroll and you’ll obtain a recipe card and Zoom invitation.

Remedy Take-Again: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 24. The COA will probably be sponsoring a chance for correct disposal of any of your expired and unneeded drugs. We are going to settle for prescription and over-the-counter drugs in capsule or liquid kind. Discarding them right here on the COA will be sure that they are going to be disposed of in an environmentally secure method. There is no such thing as a cost for this occasion and there’s no have to make an appointment. 



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