Senior Center Updates

I’m rounding up some highlights from the Southborough Senior Center’s November/December newsletter. It includes programs to look forward to and some unsurprising cancellations.

Accepting COA Friends Memberships

In recent months, I’ve noted that most programs through the Senior Center have been exclusive to current members of the Friends of the Council on Aging. Fortunately, membership (which had been closed) opened up again last month. Anyone looking to join the group can join for $15 per year. The form is on the back page of the newsletter here.

Drive Thru Meals

The Senior Center is offering more drive thru programs exclusively for their “Friends”. (Once again, membership is open.) As of yesterday, the following program still had room:

Breakfast Drive Through – Tuesday, December 1st,  10:30 to 11:30 am
Suggested Donation: $2
You will receive a breakfast Bagel Sandwich, Fruit Cup and Juice from Marlborough’s Kennedys Pub Restaurant. Register by calling 508-229-4453. (If you get an answering machine, leave your name and phone number for them to call you back.)

Lunch program waitlists – Also promoted in the newsletter are lunch pick ups on November 10th and December 8th. The Senior Center is still taking names on a waiting list in case of cancellations. You can find those details in the newsletter.

Cancellation of more annual events

This year, the Senior Center was unable to hold the big annual fundraiser, the Falconi Golf Tournament. Now they’ve announced that they also won’t b holding their Autumn Sale fundraiser. Unsurprisingly, the annual Holiday Luncheon is also a no go.

Fundraising and Do-Gooding

Gas Tuesday

Though Falconi wasn’t able to raise funds through golf this year, the Southborough based family business is still supporting the Senior Center. The newsletter shares that every Tuesday, Falconi’s Gas Station at 29 Boston Road is donating 2¢ per gallon of gas to the Senior Center.

Toys for Tots – Collection December 4

Normally, the Senior Center is a Toys for Tots drop off program in November through mid-December. Attendees of the annual Holiday Luncheon are encouraged to bring a gift with them. Now with the center closed and no luncheon, Program Director Peg Leonard has come up with an alternate collection plan:

If you would like to donate this year and put a huge smile on a child’s face—please bring your unwrapped gift to the Senior Center parking lot on Friday, December 4 from 11:00 to 12:00–I will be there stationed as you leave the parking lot to collect your gift. You will not have to leave your car. As always, thank you for donating at this time in our lives, it gives special meaning.

Supporting Homebound Seniors

The newsletter also shared:

We would like to start dropping off little goodie bags to our homebound Southborough seniors. We do have names listed of our homebound seniors here at the senior center, but if you know of someone that is newly homebound or just want to double check if the person you are thinking of is on our list, give us a call at the senior center and we will add the name or check to see if we already have it. 508-229-4453 or email pleonard@southboroughma.com.

Zoom Classes and SAM Programs

This fall, the Senior Center is continuing to offer fitness oriented classes over zoom. Sign up to participate in Seated Chair Yoga (Thursdays at 1:00 pm) and/or Stretch Break Class (Monday and Wednesdays at 10:15 am). You can find details in the newsletter.

New programs have also been added to the Southborough Access Media. You can find the listings in the newsletter.

Updated (11/8/20 3:47 pm): I had a typo in the times for the Toys for Tots collection. It is 11:00 am – noon on December 4th.

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