Uxbridge Senior Center newsMay 12, 2021 09:35AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
UXBRIDGE - The Uxbridge Senior Cente, 36 South Main St., has listed its calendar for May.
The month of May represents “Older Americans Month” (aka: OAM). The theme for this year’s event is “Communities of Strength.”
Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This OAM, we will celebrate the strength of older adults and the Aging Network, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.
There are many things we all can do to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities. From finding joy in small things and sharing our stories, to looking at the big picture and giving to others, join us in promoting the ways we are connected and strong.
Here, at the Uxbridge Senior Center, we try to focus our activities and events on improving our seniors lives. Please consider joining in on a virtual exercise class, or join in on our walking club, come for a nutritious curbside lunch pick-up, or socialize with your peers at our outdoor craft activity program, or participate in our Pen Pal program. The Center provides our seniors the opportunity to make a difference in our community by sharing their talents, wisdom and time. Check our monthly Activity Calendar and join in to make our Center stronger through your experience, knowledge, and willingness to share with others. We are blessed to have your presence, your love, and your unmatched perspective. You deserve and we owe you nothing less.
The Spring Town Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at McCloskey School located at 62 Capron Street. Please plan on attending to participate in this important civic event.
Our Walking Club is back. Sally resumed the Walking Club on Wednesday, May 5, and every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Sally will also be holding additional outdoor activities including the Knitting Group on Thursdays and a new program with BINGO on Friday, May 14. Masks and social distancing will be required. Check out the Activities Calendar for more info. Please call the senior center to RSVP. Lisa Bernard, Director
Virtual programs will be aired on local cable channel 192 Tuesday – Thursdays, 9:30 am and 5:30 pm also 10:00 am nd 6:00 pm (times may vary). You can also check out our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
MCOA Walk Massachusetts Challenge – Lace up your sneakers – Walk the Mass Challenge is Back. Program runs from May 1 – Sept. 30. This year features more prizes and will be incorporated with Sally’s Walking Club Every Wednesday at 10 am. Meeting at the Blackstone Valley Greenway on Adams St., South Uxbridge. 10 lucky people will win a $50 Visa gift card, 25 people a $25 Amazon gift card, and 50 people a $10 Dunkin’ gift card. The first 500 people who participate will receive a handy reflective wrist band and sports pack, perfect for carrying your water bottle, keys and phone. To sign up, go to www.mcoaonline.com/walkma or call 508-278-8622.
Friday, May 14, 1:00 pm – outdoor bingo. This will be held in our parking lot (weather permitting) and prizes will be awarded. Must call 508-278-8622 to sign up as space Is limited. Social distancing & masks are required.
Saturday, May 15, 2:00 pm – Uxbridge Spring Annual Town meeting will be at the McCloskey School.
Friday, May 21, 12:00 pm - baked fish curbside pickup sponsored by ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust Fund. RSVP is required. Please Call 508-278-8622 to reserve your meal.
Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31, the Senior Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, June 1.
Uxbridge Senior Center On The Move - Videos will be posted every Monday at 10:00 am. Get ready to join Sally and Gail on virtual trips in and around Uxbridge.
Hannaford grocery shopping every Tuesday. Pick up begins at 8:30 am. Please sign up in advance by calling us at 508-278-8622 to reserve your seat on the van. Masks are required and seating is limited.
Every Tuesday – Virtual Chair exercises with Sally posted on the Uxbridge Senior Center Facebook page and YouTube after 2:30 pm.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays – May 19, 10:00 am – bank and pharmacy rides. Please call at least 24 hours in advance if you need a ride. Masks must be worn as well.
2nd and 4th Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am – shopping trip to Walmart. There will only be 4 people allowed on the van per visit. Call ahead to sign up. Masks must be worn.
2nd and 4th Thursdays May 27, 9:30 am, Shaws/Ocean State shopping rides. Please call at least 24 hours in advance if you need a ride. Masks must be worn and limited to 4 people on the van.
Welcome back knitters. Knitters can meet every Thursday, 1:30 pm in the senior center parking lot. Masks and social distancing required (weather permitting). Please bring your own chair and water bottle. You must RSVP 508-278-8622.
Every Thursday – virtual crafts with Sally posted on the Uxbridge Senior Center Facebook page and YouTube after 2:30 pm.
Every 1st and 3rd Friday, 1:00 pm – Live Facebook Pictionary with Sally & Gail! Tune in to the Uxbridge Senior Center Facebook page. Prize given to first place participant.
Medical Transportation is accepting appointments. Call 508-278-8622 to schedule your rides.
The Uxbridge Senior Center Donation Funds are used to pay for services, programs, and activities for Uxbridge older adults and are not considered part of the Town’s operating budget for the Center. Anyone wishing to donate may do so by making checks payable to the “Uxbridge Senior Center.” Donations may also be made in honor of, in memory of, or in appreciation of. Contributions are greatly appreciated. Our seniors thank you.