Fitchburg Senior Center Happenings
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Senior Center has announced the schedule of activities for October. For more information or to sign up for a program, call 978-829-1790.
Monday, October 1
1-3 p.m.: Robert Elmer III of Care for Caregivers, LLC, presents “Understanding Alzheimer’s -- The Dos and Don’ts of Alzheimer’s Care.”
Tuesday, October 2
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Create a mixed-media piece on canvas with Bev McCarthy, owner of MacArts in Sterling. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15; registration required.
Wednesday, October 3
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Savvy Seniors will feature a representative from the Office of Attorney General Maura Healey offering a free training on everyday scams.
Thursday, October 4
8:30 a.m.-noon: A Health & Wellness Fair/Flu Clinic will be held featuring Fitchburg State University and local health and wellness vendors. If you would like to receive a flu shot, sign up in the office; bring an insurance card. Annie’s homemade soup and rolls will be served for lunch; cost is $3.
Tuesday, October 9
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Make a Halloween-inspired craft with Bev McCarthy. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15; registration required.
Wednesday, October 10
10:30-11:30 a.m.: An Anti-Clutter Program will focus on clutter-free living as well as provide tips on how to make your home work for you! Registration is required.
4 p.m.: Holiday Decorating Committee will host their Pasta Dinner fundraiser. Registration is required.
Monday, October 15
10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Piano lessons with Peggy will be held Monday mornings beginning today. Lessons are 45 minutes; cost is $5; registration is required.
1-3 p.m.: Technology for Caregivers will feature Nicole Kanis of Montachusett Home Care. Find out how technology can help caregivers.
Tuesday, October 16
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Calligraphy will be taught by Bev McCarthy; cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15. To register, call 978-829-1790.
Wednesday, October 17
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Wood-carving demonstration by master carvers Pete LeClair, Scott Arsenault and others. Weekly wood-carving meetings start November. No experience necessary.
1:30-3 p.m.: The Retired Municipal Employees will hold a quarterly meeting at the center; 978-829-1790.
Thursday, October 18
5:30-7 p.m.: Enjoy a light supper followed by Attorney Kimberly Lund presenting a brief seminar in elder law, including such topics as wills, power of attorney, financial abuse, etc. Registration is required.
Friday, October 19
10-11 a.m.: Join SHINE counselor Garry Leckel as he reviews the changes made this year at the Annual Medicare Updates Meeting.
Monday, October 22
1-3 p.m.: Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Julie McMurray of the Alzheimer’s Association presents.
Wednesday, October 24
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Wingmasters will teach how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive.
Monday, October 29
1- 3 p.m.: Alzheimer’s Care Coordinator Kristi Mendoza of The Highlands will discuss appropriate activities for those with memory impairments.
Tuesday, October 30
9-10 a.m.: Dr. Stephanie Gianoukos of Nashoba Valley Medical Center will discuss managing pains like arthritis, back pain and more.
Wednesday, October 31
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Enjoy Spooky Chair Yoga with Michelle Jones of River Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Aging & Vision Loss will be presented by Carol Curdo of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Halloween Spook-tacular features pizza, salad and entertainment by Steve Infantino. Prizes for costumes! Registration is required.