SUDBURY, MA—The Sudbury Senior Center announced its upcoming schedule of classes, shows, trips, meet-ups, lectures and more.

Check it out:

Mexican Fiesta Day!

Mexican Fiesta day is Monday, January 30th from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Sudbury Senior Center. Why Mexican Fiesta Day? Because we felt a need to celebrate, because winter is so long! We needed some warm food and music! Join us to celebrate with White Bean Chicken Chili and Mexicali Corn for lunch ($ 3 suggested donation), and partake in fun with Mexican games! Please call the Sudbury Senior Center to sign up by Friday, January 27 at 978-443-3055

Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body & Spirit

One man. One hour. One unforgettable show on Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 PM cost is $ 5.00. In Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit, actor/author/educator Ted Zalewski brings to life one of America’s greatest presidents. Combining history, drama and fun, TR gives voice to many of Roosevelt’s own words, writings and beliefs. Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still. Get ready for a ‘bully’ time with Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit! Sudbury residents only may sign up until January 26 and pay $ 5.00 to reserve their spot. all others thereafter. Thank you to the Friends of Sudbury Seniors for helping to sponsor this special event!

Valentine Give Back Project

Join the Wednesday Garden Club -Winter Valentines Give Back Project on Thursday, February 2, 10:00 AM at the Sudbury Senior Center. The Sudbury, Wayland, Lincoln Domestic Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for children temporarily living in local shelters. These bags are then given to three local shelters – Reach, The Second Step and Voices against Violence. Join the Wednesday Garden Club crew to work together making bookmarks with a floral theme. These will be added to the bags along with a children’s book and some other items such as crayons and small toys and pencils. Please register for this Free event by calling The Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

Coffee and Conversation with New Outreach Information Specialist

The Sudbury Senior Center welcomes Ana Cristina Oliveria, our new Outreach Information Specialist with a coffee hour on Thursday, February 2 at 11:00 AM. Please stop by to say hello!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Our Preschooler Friends Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Sudbury Senior Center on Wednesday, February 8, 10:30 AM. Stop by to visit with Sudbury Preschoolers who will be delivering their handmade

Valentines to you! They’ll stay for a short Valentine story, too. Remember, what 3 year olds are like? Very cute and fun to be with. It would help if we know you are coming as space is limited, call us at 978-443-3055.

Women’s Valentine Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast team brings us the 1st Annual – Women’s Breakfast on Valentine’s Day – Tuesday, February 14th at 9:00 AM—$ 3 at the door. Our special guest is Phyllis Schilp, R.N., Sudbury Board of Health. The Men’s Breakfast team is ready to serve! Hot pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and tea! Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then learn more about women and heart health. Please sign up so that we make enough pancakes for you! Call 978-443-3055. Maximum of 35 participants.

Ageless Grace – New Gentle Fitness Class

Get fit and have fun! Gentle effective exercises that are done in a chair by all ages and abilities. Ageless Grace, a new brain and body fitness program, is accepting new students on a prorated basis. Instructor Amy Podolsky, a Certified Ageless Grace Trainer and Educator, welcomes you to this fun, accessible class. An 8-week class started on Friday, January 6t at 9:30 AM at the Sudbury Senior Center. Cost of the class will be prorated based on when you start (but full payment is expected for remaining classes). For example, if you sign up to start on January 20, you will pay $ 30. Please sign up by stopping by the Sudbury Senior Center. Call 978-443-3055 for more information.

Foxwoods Trip – now booking for May 1, 2017

The 2017 Foxwoods trips will continue on a quarterly basis with Deanna Sklenak and Ron Ragno organizing and promoting them—thanks Deanna and Ron! Please sign up early, so that we can be sure to have enough participants to cover the bus fee. The next trip is on Monday, May 1, 2017. You may sign up, as early as, two months before the trip. Please stop by or call the Sudbury Senior Center for more information at (978) 443-3055. The cost of the trip is $ 25.00 which includes transportation and the following casino coupons: $ 10.00 food/buffet voucher and $ 10.00 slot play. Your $ 25.00 check confirms your reservation.

Soup’s On!

African –American Stamps and Our History

Henry Lukas, Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and History will be at the Sudbury Senior Center to share some African- American stamps and discuss how the stamps are related to our history. Join us on Thursday, February 23; 12:00 PM Soup and 12:45 PM talk. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Please sign- up for soup by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055 before Tuesday, February 21 at 3:30 PM, so that we can purchase enough ingredients!

Upcoming Sudbury Senior Trips

Sudbury Senior Trips is excited to offer the following trips in 2017: “The Willoughby Brother’s band, March 15, 2017, cost of day trip is $ 91.00 pp all inclusive, “Adam Trent” a magician reinvented on April 10, 2017, cost is $ 97 pp all inclusive, “American’s Music Cities” May 21-28, 2017, cost of trip is $ 2,999 double occupancy; featuring New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. “Tall Ships” Wednesday, June 21, 2017, cost of trip is $ 97 pp. “Northern National Parks” August 14-21, 2017, cost of trip is. $ 2,999 double occupancy; featuring Yellowstone & Grand Teton Parks. Please stop by the Sudbury Senior Center to register and pay for a trip.

American Genius DVD series

Sign up anytime for this National Geographic series that started on January 4 and continues to Feb 22 at 9:30 AM at the Sudbury Senior Center. The series is a real hit with everyone who has attended so far! The series chronicles the competitions in innovation that pitted history’s brightest minds against each other in the race to lay claim to the future. From Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates to the Wright Brothers vs. Glen Curtiss, each episode of the show focuses on a specific rivalry, delving into the fierce power struggles, deceit, fluke timing, and raw ambition out of which innovation was born. Iconic masterminds pushed themselves to the limits of human genius, overcoming equally brilliant and ruthless competitors to turn history’s greatest ideas into reality. Upcoming episodes: Feb 1; Space Race, Feb 8; Colt vs Wesson, Feb 1; Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg and Feb 22; Edison vs Tesla. Please sign up in advance by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

How to Stay Fit as you Age DVD series

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While your body may no longer look or move as it did when you were in your 40s or 50s, that doesn’t mean you have to just accept the effects of aging. Instead, you can choose to make deliberate decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and, above all, healthy one. And it all starts with staying fit.How to Stay Fit as You Age continues on Wednesday afternoons at the Senior Center from 2:30 – 3:30 PM until March 1. This DVD series is narrated by certified fitness expert and wellness consultant Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, and is the gateway to creating and practicing a balanced, adaptable fitness program that will help you stay fit throughout your life. Please sign up in advance by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

Bereavement Support Group

When a life ends, those living are left to grieve their loss. This is often a painful process; it is hard to bear. Your grief is as individual as your life. Evidence shows coming to be with a group can facilitate the process of healing and help one to move forward. This group will be co-facilitated by Nancy Duffy, Bereavement Coordinator from Hospice, Inc. and Anne Manning, LMHC from Sudbury Senior Center. This group will take place at the Sudbury Senior Center on the 2nd Monday of the month through June 12, 2017 from 10:00am – 11:30am. Please RSVP by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

Legal Clinic – new time

The Legal Clinic will be at the Sudbury Senior Center on Tuesday, February 14 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Please note the clinic will now take place in the afternoon. Schedule a consultation with Elder Law Attorney Denise Yurkofsky. Our volunteer Elder Law Attorneys provide free 20 minute appointments generally focusing on: estate planning, financial issues, Medicaid/Mass health legal questions, etc. Please understand they are not able to prepare documents during these appointments. Please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 to make an appointment.

Teen Tech

Teen Tech will be held at the Sudbury Senior Center on February 8 & 22 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Computer savvy Lincoln Sudbury high school students will assist you with all your technology needs. Bring your equipment chargers with you. Please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 to make an appointment.

Tax Work-off Program – Increase in Abatement

Applications are now available for the Sudbury Senior and Veterans Tax Work-off Program at the Sudbury Senior Center. Eligible Sudbury seniors or veterans may be able to work in a Town Department and “earn” a tax abatement for the following year. This year, there are seniors and Veterans working at the Town Clerk’s office, the Sudbury Senior Center, the IT Department, DPW and the Sudbury Public Schools. In 2017, the abatement will be $ 11.00 an hour or $ 1,100 for 100 hours of work. They are particularly in need of workers at the Put ‘n’ Take. Veterans should submit a copy of their discharge papers with their application. All applications should be delivered to: Sudbury Senior Center, Tax Work-off Program, 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Should you have a question about the program, please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or email at senior@sudbury.ma.us.

Short Story Discussion Group

Please join the Short Story Discussion Group on Thursday, Feb 9 & 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Sudbury Senior Center. Lois Leav, who is a book and story lover, will facilitate the discussion. The February short stories are The Killers by Ernest Hemingway and The Boarding House by James Joyce. Please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 to sign up.

FISH Volunteers needed

F.I.S.H. NEEDS DRIVERS! FISH. (Friends in Services Helping) is a volunteer program that provides transportation for Sudbury residents to medical appointments, when their family and friends are not available. The volunteer drivers are under no obligation to accept any assignment unless it fits with their schedules. There is no monthly or weekly requirement. F.I.S.H. is a great way to help your neighbors in need. If you are willing to become a driver, please call Ed Gottmann at 978-443-9233 or Jane Graham at 978-443-1813.

Friday at the Movies

Relax on Friday afternoons with a movie at the Sudbury Senior Center. All movies are shown on Fridays at 12:30 PM. We are currently showing. “The Man Who Knew Infinity” on Jan 27, “Sully” on Feb 3, “Florence Foster Jenkins” on Feb 10, “Cinderella Man” on Feb 17 and “Guarding Tess” on Feb 24. Please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 to sign up for the movie. Note: Due to availability and condition of DVD rentals, movies may have to be substituted on occasion.

Get the Sudbury Senior Scene Newsletter by Email

Did you know the “Friends of Sudbury Seniors” spend about $ 900 per month mailing the newsletter? If you would you like to receive our monthly newsletter via email go to the Town of Sudbury website at www.sudbury.ma.us; click on the “Subscribe” box in the upper right corner of the screen and please contact Claire Wigandt via email at senior@sudbury.ma.us to remove yourself from the paper mailing list – include your address. This will save the “Friends of Sudbury Seniors” from paying the postage for the paper copy each month. Thanks!

Current Events

The Sudbury Senior Center Current Events group meets at the Senior Center every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM. Please feel free to join the group at any meeting. For more information and to sign up, please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055.

Cards and Games!

Join us for the ultimate brain games at the Sudbury Senior Center. On Tuesdays; Cribbage 9:00-11:30 and Bridge 12:30-3:30 and Fridays; Bingo 9:30-11:30. If you have any questions or need more information, please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055.

Medical Equipment Loan Closet

The Senior Center Medical Equipment Loan Closet is available for those in need of medical equipment such as shower chairs, walkers, canes, commodes, transfer benches and wheelchairs. The Sudbury Senior Center can provide the item on loan for as long as it is needed, at no cost. We also welcome donations of clean, gently used equipment in particular we are in need of wheelchairs, transport chairs, shower chairs and 4 wheeled walkers. Please call the Sudbury Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 for more information.

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