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Newsletter for September 2013

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2013 September
Uxbridge Senior Center Programs and Events
36 South Main Street
Marsha Petrillo – Director – 278-8622
Donna Oncay – Administrative Assistant – 278-8622
Lynne McPherson – Chef – 508-278-8622
Peter Waeger – Van Driver

Please call the Senior Center at 508-278-8622 to reserve your meal and also to arrange for transportation to lunch and for medical appointments.
Van transportation begins at 10:30 am each day. Please check with the Senior Center, Uxbridge Cable Station or the Council on Aging website for the Lunch Menu.

The Senior Center is a drop off site for the People First Food Pantry.  Donations are accepted Monday through
friday from 9am-4pm.

SENIOR CENTER WISH LIST – The Senior Center would greatly appreciate any donations of all purpose spray cleaner for the tables, sugar and Splenda packets, foam cups, stirrers, cascade for the dishwasher, dish detergent, sponges, napkins, paper towels and decaf and regular coffee.  These things are not covered in the budget. We thank you very much for your help.
If you would like to donate a $5 (or more) gift card for our Baggy Tuesday game it would be greatly appreciated. Seniors can use gift cards from Hannaford’s, CVS, Walmart  or Dunkin Donuts for food and medications.

THE UXBRIDGE GRANGE 200 has generously donated many items from our wish list.  We thank them for their support of the seniors in Uxbridge.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FALLON INSURANCE AND WANT TO KEEP YOUR SAME DOCTOR?
Call the Senior Center at 508-278-8622; we can answer your questions.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! We are so thankful for all our volunteers at the Senior Center.  We could not help as many people as we do without them. This month we are especially thankful for Edwina Porter for planting and maintaining our garden at the community gardens. Our chef Lynne has started serving vegetables from the garden.
We are also thankful to Marie Potter and her family and Jean Patrick for planting and caring for the flowers in front of the Senior Center.
If you would like to help with the clean up of the garden or volunteer to help out next year, please call the center at 508-278-8622.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE TAKE SENIORS ON SHOPPING TRIPS TO HANNAFORDS AND WALMART?  Every Tuesday morning starting at 8:30am pick-up begins for the weekly trip to Hannaford’s.  You can go to Wal-Mart on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.  Pick-up for Wal-Mart begins at 12:30pm.  Please call the Senior Center at 508-278-8622 to sign up for these trips.

COMPUTER CLASSES WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER!
Free classes on computers, I phones, I pads, tablets, etc
will resume in October. They will be taught by lease call the center soon to register for these free classes.  

SPECIAL EVENTS!


Sept 2, 2013
LABOR DAY – Senior Center Closed, No lunches served
Sept 20, 2013
11:30 –12:30 – Lunch and Learn – Discussion on COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Gail Arnold and Jason Moury will be here to discuss symptoms and treatment of the disease.
Oct 9, 2013
11:30am – October Fest sponsored by the Elderly Connection. Join us for the bounties of the fall harvest. Polka Paul will be here to entertaining us.  It will be a fun day!
Oct 15,2013
1:00-3:00pm – Dale Amason from Fallon will roll out the insurance plan for 2014. He will go over the new plans and benefits and answer all your questions.
Oct 25, 2013
12:00-1:00pm – Medicare Boot Camp -A Shine representative will be here to discuss the changes in Medicare. Come and get your questions answered.
Oct 31, 2013
11:30-12:30pm – Have some spooky fun at our Halloween Party!  Start thinking about your costume!
NaviCare SCO will be at the Senior Center on the first Monday of every month at 2:00pm. NaviCare SCO is a Senior Care Options program. Navi NaviCare helps you get the most out of your Medicare and MassHealth standard benefits and offers you extra services that can help you stay healthy at no extra cost to you. You are eligible if you are 65 years old or older, you have Mass Health Standard and you live in Worcester County.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING – Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, losing a job or your home or just need to talk to someone?  Please call the Senior Center and make an appointment to talk to our bereavement counselor, Dr. Carl Schultz. Dr. Schultz comes to us with impressive credentials. He is available for people of all ages by appointment. All sessions are free, private and confidential.
Call the Senior Center at 508-278-8622 to make an appointment.

BAGGY TUESDAY! Started on May 14th and are continuing every Tuesday for ten weeks, we will play a game called Boxing Day during lunch. There will be weekly prizes for the winners. Please RSVP by each Monday so we can have an accurate count for lunch and the game.

Page Turners with Jane Granatino, Library Director.- If you like to talk about books, good and bad, join us. Share some of your favorite reads, talk about what makes a classic and discover new authors, this book discussion is for You! New members are always welcome, just stop by!




2nd
Monday – LABOR DAY – SENIOR CENTER CLOSED – NO LUNCH SERVED

3rd
Tuesday
8:30am – Pick-up begins for grocery shopping at Hannaford’s. Call 278-8622 to arrange for pick-up.
11:30 am –Lunch – Vegetable Quiche, garden salad, and sugar free pudding.

4th
Wednesday
11:30 am –Lunch – Pesto chicken Florentine, garden salad and fresh fruit.

5th
Thursday
11:30 am –Lunch – Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, baby carrots and ice cream sandwiches.

9th
Monday
11:30 – Lunch – Baked macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, and sugar free pudding.

10th
Tuesday
8:30am – Pick-up begins for grocery shopping at Hannaford’s. Call 278-8622 to arrange for pick-up.
11:30 – Lunch – Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, zucchini and angel food cake with strawberries.
2:00-3:00pm – Page Turners with Jane Granatino, Library Director.

11th
Wednesday
11:30 – Lunch – Chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, broccoli and brownies with ice cream.


12th
Thursday
11:30 – Lunch – Stuffed cabbage, jasmine rice, baby carrots and fresh fruit.
12:30pm - Pick-up begins for Wal-Mart shopping. Call 278-8622
to arrange for pick-up.

13th
Friday
11:30 – Lunch –– Baked fish, Rice Pilaf, green beans and assorted pies.

16th
Monday
11:30 – Lunch –Corn Chowder, assorted sandwiches, garden salad and fresh fruit.

17th
Tuesday
8:30am – Pick-up begins for grocery shopping at Hannaford’s. Call 278-8622 to arrange for pick-up.
11:30 – Lunch – Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and bread pudding.

18th
Wednesday
11:30 – Lunch –Chicken Pot Pie, mixed vegetables, sugar free pudding.

19th
Thursday
11:30am – Lunch – Ziti and meatballs, garden salad and sugar free Jell-o

20th
Friday
11:30 – Lunch and Learn COPD with Gail Arnold and Jason Moury –Baked fish, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables and ice cream and cookie.

23rd
Monday
11:30am – Lunch – Lasagna, garden salad, and sugar free pudding.

24th
Tuesday
8:30am – Pick-up begins for grocery shopping at Hannaford’s. Call 278-8622 to arrange for pick-up.
11:30 –Lunch – Shepherds pie, mixed vegetables and lemon blueberry cake.

25th
Wednesday
11:30 –Lunch Roasted chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash and assorted pies.

26th
Thursday
11:30am – Lunch – Hot dog with roll, coleslaw, baked beans and peach cobbler.
12:30pm - Pick-up begins for Wal-Mart shopping. Call 278-8622
to arrange for pick-up.

27th
Friday
11:30 – Lunch – Baked fish, couscous, broccoli and dessert.

30th
Monday
11:30 – Lunch – Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, garden salad and birthday cake.

















 
 
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Town of Uxbridge, 21 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone: (508) 278-8600