July & August programs at the Senior Center

Registration opens on Monday, July 8th for this summer's programs.

Above: Registration for Senior Center activities in July & August opens this week, including two summer bus trips. (images L-R from Facebook and Reagle Music Theater)

The Southborough Senior Center opens registration on Monday for upcoming programs. Here’s what they have in store for the summer.

Given that most programs fill up, you’ll want to take an advance look at what you want to sign up for. (Scroll to the bottom for more info on registration.)*

Below are my highlights. (More details, like what’s for lunch, are in the newsletter.)

Field Trips

The buses pick up seniors from, and return them to, the Senior Center parking lot. These trips tend to fill up the quickest, so plan accordingly.

All shook up promo“All Shook Up” musical theater performance
Wednesday, July 17th, 12:45 – approx. 5:00 pm

The Reagle Music Theater is putting on the ‘hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy” loosely based on Shakepeare’s Twelfth Night and featuring the hits of Elvis Presley.($15 Suggested Donation, details on page 6)

Plainridge Park Casino & Banquet Dinner
Thursday, August 22nd, 3:00 pm- approx. 9:00 pm

The casino features horse races and slot machines (and $20 of free play on the slots). Attendees will gather for a dinner in the banquet room. This local outing does not include transportation. ($20 Suggested Donation, details on page 8)

Special Programs at the Center

The summer schedule is light, with only one special visitor planned. However, the newsletter notes:

We are hoping to schedule in some impromptu programs when the timing is right. So take a look when walking through the kitchen for an announcement of a pop-up program

Board and Blossom (Charcuterie Board)
Wednesday, July 24th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Design your own charcuterie board with flowers, led by Cari Baker. ($20 Suggested Donation, details on page 6)

Center-Run Favorites

These regularly offered programs also require pre-registration.

Wednesday, August 28th, 1:00 pm 

Bingo and prizes. Tickets are sold promptly starting at 1:00 pm and snacks provided at break time. (If there are multiple winners of the same game, a raffle will determine who gets the main prize vs a smaller prize.)

Movie Matinees

Watching the movies is free, though registration is required. Attendees can come in early, at noon, for an optional lunch. (Bring your own or register to purchase a lunch for $6 Suggested Donation.)

The Long Game (Rated PG, under 2 hours)
Wednesday, July 31st, 12:30 pm

Based on the true story of the San Felipe Mustangs, a group of Mexican-American youths who overcame obstacles to become the 1957 Texas state golf champions. (Movie and lunch details on page 6)

The Boys in the Boat (Rated PG-13, 2 hours)
Wednesday, August 14th, 12:30 pm

Based on the bestselling true story of the about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. (Movie and lunch details on page 8)

Adult Coloring & Lunch
Wednesday, August 7th, 12:00pm

The event begins with lunch, followed by coloring while chatting. All supplies will be available or feel free to bring your own ($3 Suggested Donation with lunch included, see page 8)

Fitness Classes

The center offers the following weekly and semi-weekly classes. Signup is for the two month session (Suggested Donation — $3 per day)

  • Stretch Break — Mondays at 10:15 am
  • Strength Class — Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:30 am 
  • Advanced Tai Chi — Thursdays at 9:45 am
  • Chair Yoga — Thursdays at 12:30 pm

[Note: For Medical Insurance reimbursement, see Pam LeFrancois at the end of your yearly enrollment period to have the form signed.]

Services and Resources

The Senior Center regularly offers free services and resources for Southborough Seniors. This summer, in addition to ongoing weekly/monthly resources, there is one special event.

Fat Daddy’s Produce Bus
Wednesday, July 31st & August 14th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The “small family owned ‘hydroponic farm’” will be selling chemical/pesticide-free organic lettuce, herbs, greens, microgreens, mushrooms, and baked goods at wholesale costs. (Farmers Market coupons accepted, details on page 9)

Technology Help
Tuesdays, July 23rd & August 20th (one hour time slots)

A local tech services company will answer seniors’ questions about smartphones, e-readers, laptops, tablets, Alexa, zoom and more. Sign up for a time slot (starting at 10:00 am) and bring your device with you. (Details on page 9)

Legal Advice
Wednesdays, July 10th & August 14th, 10:00 – 10:45 am (15 minute sessions)

Elder Law Attorney Christine Boutin offers free consultation over the phone. Call the senior center to book a time slot between 10:00 – 10:45 am. 

Medical Resources & Clinic
Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

For a list of the services they offer (including wellness checks, screenings, nurse assessments, Q&A, and much more), click here. (For the Nurse’s “Healthbeat”, info on a July 9th Blood Sugar Screening, and info on Medicare Assistance, see page 3.)

Interactive Groups and Drop-in Activities

Unlike the above programs the following free social or activity-based groups don’t require pre-registration.

Dull Men’s Club
Fridays, 10:00 am

Casual social club for senior men. New members are always welcome to drop in. (Read more about the group here.)

Walking Group (Depending on Weather Conditions)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 am

Walkers generally go for an hour. The location is a loop, so feel free to join late (or leave early/late). (No fee.)

Mondays are at Trottier Middle School’s (49 Parkerville Road) outdoor track. Wednesdays are at Southborough’s Rural Cemetery (11 Cordaville Road, next to the Senior Center).

Knitting Club
Mondays at 1:00pm

Beginners Welcome — Supplies are provided, but knitters are welcome to bring any projects they are working on.

Drop-in Games

  • Bridge — Tuesdays at 12:00 pm
  • Mah Jongg — Thursdays at 10:00 am
  • Canasta (Hand & Foot) — Fridays at 11:15 am
  • Billiards — Daily from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (except for on “large program dates” – see calendar in newsletter)

There is also the potential addition of Bocce to resume this summer, once maintenance work is complete. (This may be played on Fridays at 11:00 am.) If you are interested, please sign up to be notified. You can leave contact info at the front desk or email Carol Yozzo cay0131@verizon.net.


See pages 1&2 of the newsletter for registration & cancellation details, but here are some of the highlights. As usual, registration doesn’t open until 10:00 am the first morning (Monday, July 8th).

In-person registrations are using a form and must include payment.

Phone registration (508-229-4453) can’t be done over voicemail — you must connect with someone live. Payment for programs needs to be made within one week after signing up to avoid being removed from the list.

Because the programs tend to have waitlists, residents are asked to cancel if their plans change. For full refunds, bus trips must be cancelled two weeks in advance and other events one week in advance. [Note: Because this time the bus trip registration is through Southborough Rec, it may be subject to their cancellation policy here.]

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