Council on Aging and Senior Center

Director:  Amy Loveless, LICSW
Office Support: C. David Hull
Van Driver: Janine Parker

 NEW LOCATION
50 Brown Street
Maynard, MA 01754
(Maynard Golf Course building)

Office Phone: 978-897-1009
Van Line: 978-844-6809 (CrossTown Connect Dispatch)
Hours: Office business hours – 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Van operating hours – 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM  (van details)

 

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Maynard Council on Aging to promote and support healthy aging for the town’s senior citizens. We will seek to assist seniors maintain dignity, independence and physical and psycho-social well-being through programs and services designed for them and their care givers.

 

News and Updates

Van Trips

coa-vanThe Maynard COA Van will be going to Wal-Mart and Market Basket in Hudson (to be scheduled for May). Pickups begin at 9:00 a.m. and riders will be back to Maynard by 2:00-2:30 p.m. Reserve your seat now with Cross Town Connect at 978-844-6809. You will receive a call if a cancellation is needed.

Read more about the COA Van.

Healthy Eating for Successful Living

healthy-foodssponsored by Minuteman Senior Services

Health Eating is an evidence based program for older adults who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. The main components of the program include: goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, self assessment and management of dietary patterns.

Commitment to a six week session of classes is required and sign up is necessary due to limited number of participants for program.

  • Classes will be held on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Starting May 21 through June 25
  • Please contact Amy Loveless for questions and to sign up (978) 897-1009

Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program

help-phoneThe Town of Maynard Public Safety Communications Department (Police and Fire Dispatch) has initiated a new program to assist seniors living in the Town of Maynard.  Having seniors in our community that do not have family or friends checking up on them regularly has led the public safety department to develop a “Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program”.

This program allows the public safety communications department to document in a computer database the names of senior citizens, where they reside, and important contact information. In addition, information concerning current medications and potential special needs during an unusual inclement weather event or natural disaster will be on file.

Visit the Maynard Police Department website to learn more about (and sign up for) this program.

Seminar: Cyber-Crime Prevention for Seniors

cyber-crime-smallOn Mon, June 15th @ 2pm the Maynard Public Library will host a seminar specifically for seniors on how to prevent computer crimes.  The seminar will be led by Greg Page, CEO of the Merrimack Analysis Group.

The seminar begins with a broad overview of topics such as phishing scams, malicious software, identity theft risks, social engineering, and much more.

Then, with data gathered from recent, real-life examples, as well as contemporary information provided directly by the FBI, hear about the most current trends, tactics, and procedures in use by cyber-criminals who target seniors on-line.  Finally, learn about several strategies for preventing and mitigating instances of cyber-crime, as well as initial steps to take if you believe you already are a cyber-crime victim.

Please sign up at the Library Reference Desk or by calling 978-897-1010 x103.

Maynard / Sudbury Senior Center Trips

The Maynard Council on Aging is pleased to announce we will be partnering with the Sudbury Senior Center on their trips. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful trips they offer and help gather the numbers required to guarantee the adventure will begin! The flyers/brochures for trips will be available at the Maynard Senior Center and you will contact their trip coordinators for information and reservations. On May 14 at 2:00 p.m. Grand Circle Travel will be presenting Oversees Adventure Travel – particularly on a possible trip: Olde World to the Blue Danube River Cruise for April 2016. This presentation will be held at the Sudbury Senior Center. Please call 978-443-3055 to let them know you are coming!  If you need information about trips you can ask for Joanne or Joe, Sudbury’s volunteer trip coordinators.

Discover Tuscany with Collette Travel

Highlights include Rome, Assisi, Basilica of St. Francis, Montecatini Terme, Lucca, Gothic Line, San Gimignano, Winery Tour, Florence.

Informational presentation to be held at the Maynard Public Library Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. RSVP 978-263-7795.

Yoga – Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.

Yoga provides an opportunity to decrease stress and can lessen chronic pain while improving your overall health and wellbeing with increased strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness. Breathe your way into a positive outlook on life.

Yoga – Thursdays at 11am  (NEW)

New Yoga class starting Thursday, May 28 11:00 a.m. Taught by Lisa Heffley. She will bring her background of multidimensional healing modalities for gentle guidance sprinkled with a sense of humor!

Watercolor Art Classes – Fridays (NEW)

sandra-wilensky-watercolorWatercolor classes for all experience levels are starting. Taught by Sandy Wilensky who has a studio in ArtSpace and teaches at the Sudbury Senior Center. Sandy believes anyone who is motivated can learn and enjoy the experience in an atmosphere of support while having fun!

Classes will be held on Friday between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Supplies will be provided.

Signup is limited to 6-8 so please call the COA to register.

(Watercolor by Sandra Wilensky)

Zumba Gold – Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Zumba Gold makes exercise fun! Strengthen your heart, improve your balance, posture and range of motion while moving to the steps of the cha-cha, salsa and merengue.

Coffee with Kate Hogan – May 15th

“Coffee with Kate” Meet with Rep. Kate Hogan on Friday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maynard Council on Aging located at 50 Brown Street, Maynard, MA 01754.  Call 978-897-1009 for information.

Bridge and Cribbage Groups

Bridge and Cribbage groups are forming.  Call the Council on Aging for more details & to sign up.

Walking Club

Interested in a Walking Club?  Call the Council on Aging for more details & to sign up

COA Newsletter

coa-newsletter-thumbA newsletter for Maynard’s Senior Citizens

Rep. Hogan Senior News

NOTE: Office Hours with Rep. Kate Hogan will be held on Friday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the new Maynard Council on Aging located at 50 Brown Street, Maynard, MA 01754. The Council on Aging is open 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 978-897-1009 for information.

 

Council Meetings

  • Next Council Meeting: May 7, 10am, Town Hall [Agenda]
 

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