The Sudbury Senior Center is located at 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury.
Director: Debra Galloway.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Stop by or call the Sudbury Senior Center to sign up or for more detailed information on the following:
Year End Wrap Up and Chili Fest: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19. Tell the center about your year and give staff feedback. Are there programs you would like to see? While you’re there, enjoy homemade chili. When you’re done, stay for music by the Sherborn Music Makers.
Caring Cafe: 9-11 a.m. Dec. 2. Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia? The Caring Café encourages socialization with other caregivers and loved ones where you can just be yourself. The morning will consist of conversation, light refreshments and most importantly, laughter. It is open to anyone in the community at any stage of dementia, accompanied by friends, family and loved ones. RSVP for the free event by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.
Singalong: 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Resident singing group the Senior Notes will sing acapella a variety of holiday songs. Lyrics will be provided so we can all join in! Light refreshments will be served. Call 978-443- 3055 to RSVP.
Wayside Inn Luncheon: noon Dec. 7. The Sudbury Senior Center is having a holiday luncheon at the Wayside Inn with musical entertainment by harpist Rebecca Sweet. Stop by the Sudbury Senior Center to sign up and pay $ 20 by Dec. 1.
Know the 10 Signs—Early Detection Matters: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Denise Thomas, Program Coordinator, of the Alzheimer’s Association of Mass. And New Hampshire, will be offering this workshop at the Senior Center. Call the Alzheimer’s Association to register at 800-272- 3900.
Soup’s On — Flu and You: noon Dec. 8. Soup will be served followed by a presentation at 12:45 p.m. Do you know how the flu is different from a cold? And from a stomach virus? Sudbury’s Board of Health Nurse Phyllis Schilp, R.N., will be at the Sudbury Senior Center to explain the differences! She can give you clues on how to prevent the flu and what to do if you are unfortunate enough to come down with the flu anyway. Call the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443- 3055 to sign up for soup by Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. You may sign up for the talk up to the morning of Dec. 8.
Ageless Grace — Timeless Fitness for the Body and Mind: The Ageless Grace program – 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease is an anti-aging exercise class that can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. The movement sequences focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. All of the exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair. Two free demo classes will be offered at the Sudbury Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 5 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and on Friday, Dec. 9 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Instructor Amy Podoisky is a Certified Ageless Grace Trainer and Educator. Sign up in advance by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443- 3055.
Bereavement Support Group: 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 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month from Jan. 9, 2017 through June 12. RSVP by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443- 3055.
Teen Tech: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 14. Computer savvy Lincoln-Sudbury high school students will assist you with all your technology needs. Bring your equipment chargers with you. Call the Sudbury Senior Center at to make an appointment.
Upcoming Sudbury Senior Trips: “American’s Music Cities” May 21-28, 2017, cost of trip is $ 2,999 double opp. Featuring New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Please sign and pay at the Sudbury Senior Center.
Pizza and a Movie: 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. “Big Eyes” on Dec. 22. Call the senior center to order pizza by 10 a.m. on the day of the movie. Veterans will receive a free slice of pizza.
Short Story Discussion Group: 1-2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 22. Lois Leav will facilitate the discussion. The short stories for December are “The Ministers Black Veil” and “Wakefield.” Call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 to sign up.
FISH Volunteer Medical Transportation: The Sudbury Senior Center Friends in Service Helping volunteer medical transportation has opportunities for new volunteer drivers. Volunteer provide grateful Sudbury residents rides to out-of-town medical appointments and drive only when they are available. Volunteers might drive once a month or once a week. There is a critical need for volunteers as the program is having to turn away some requests due to lack of volunteer availability. For more information, leave a message for Ed Gottmann, volunteer coordinator, at 978-443-3055, or call Jane Graham at 978-443-1813.
Friday at the Movies: 12:30 p.m. Fridays. “The Inn of Sixth Happiness” on Nov. 25. Call the Sudbury Senior Center at to sign up for the movie. Due to available and condition of DVD rentals, movies may have to be substituted.
Newsletter: To receive the monthly Friends of Sudbury Seniors newsletter by email, visit sudbury.ma.us; click on the “Subscribe” box in the upper right corner of the screen and contact Claire Wigandt via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to remove yourself from the paper mailing list.
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. The center also welcomes donations of equipment, in particular, wheelchairs, transport chairs, shower chairs and four-wheeled walkers. Call the Sudbury Senior Center for more information.
Tax Work-off Program: 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. 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, call or email the center.
Foxwoods Trip: The 2017 Foxwoods trips will continue on a quarterly basis with Deanna Sklenak and Ron Ragno organizing and promoting them. Sign up early, so that we can be sure to have enough participants to cover the bus fee. A trip has been scheduled for Feb. 1, 2017. You may sign up, as early as, two months before the trip. Stop by or call the Sudbury Senior Center for more information.The cost of the trip is $ 26, which includes transportation and a $ 10 food/buffet voucher and $ 10 slot play.
Current Events: The Sudbury Senior Center Current Events group meets at the Senior Center every Thursday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Feel free to join the group at any meeting. For information and to sign up, call the Sudbury Senior Center.
Cards and Games: On Tuesdays, Cribbage from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays; Canasta from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and Fridays, bingo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For questions or more information, call the center.