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Uxbridge Senior Center news

UXBRIDGE -  The Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 South Main St., has listed its calendar for June.
Director’s news for June
The Commonwealth continues to take steps to work toward a “new normal” as public health metrics trend in a positive direction and vaccination rates increase.  While there is much reason for hope, we are still living in a global pandemic.  It remains critically important to continue to practice prevention strategies.  We must all continue to do our part to stop the spread and remain vigilant. But working towards a new normal does not have a single on/off switch. This presents an opportunity to think and plan for what a new normal means to each of us. The Uxbridge Senior Center has been incredibly innovative during this time.  We developed new services and new programs to service our community members and look forward to the near future to see you all again. 
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has created a planning tool which will be useful as we think about approaches to scale up. Over the next several months, the Uxbridge Senior Center will slowly scale up services and programs. Effective immediately, our Activity Department will begin with increasing our outdoor programs, weather permitting, limited to a number of participants.  Program participants will be required to RSVP in advance of the program and socially distance by remaining six-feet apart when in attendance.  Cleaning and sanitizing practices will be maintained. (see the Activity Calendar in this newsletter for more info) Also, effective June 1, the Center opened for one-on-one meetings, to help those that may need assistance with applications and counsel.  The Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays by appointment only.  Please call the Center for more details and information.  Planning for a gradual return to safe in-person programming and services for all members of the community, including those who are vaccinated and not yet vaccinated, is our priority.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all who participated and contributed to our recent Krispy Kreme Fundraising event for the Activity Department.  Congrats to Jeanne Metcalf for being the top seller of 15 dozen donuts.  We were able to raise over $500 which will be put towards crafts and other supplies for our programs.  Thanks again for your support.
Our congregate meal program continues to be closed at this time due to space restrictions.  Our Fish Curbside Luncheons and Home Delivered luncheons will continue for the month of June.  Please check out the menu and don’t forget to RSVP to reserve your lunch.  The Center received a generous donation from Susan & Brian Dicks and the ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust.  This donation sponsored our May 21 and all of June’s Fish Curbside Lunches.  Thanks again for all you do.
Our transportation program continues to be up and running. Please call Donna to book your medical rides in advance. We continue to have shopping trips every month.  Please check out the calendar of events for more info and be sure to RSVP ahead of time. Stay safe and enjoy the summer time weather.            --  Lisa Bernard      
Virtual programs will be aired on Local Cable Channel 192 Tuesday – Thursdays, 9:30am & 5:30pm also 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (times may vary). You can also check out our Facebook page and YouTube channel. 
MCOA Walk Massachusetts Challenge Continues – Lace up your sneakers – Walk the Mass Challenge is Back.  Program runs through Sept. 30. This year has more prizes and will be incorporated with Sally’s Walking Club Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. Meeting at the Blackstone Valley Greenway on Adams St., South Uxbridge. To sign up, go to or call 508-278-8622.
Friday, June 11 - 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.  
Thursday, June 17 – 2:00 p.m. – Outdoor Craft with Sally making Sock Gnomes.  Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot.  Social distancing, safety precautions in place and masks required. Donations are always welcome!  
Friday, June 18 – The Senior Center will be closed in observance of “Juneteenth” Freedom Day. We will re-open on Monday, June 21. 
Thursday, June 24 – 2:00 pm – Outdoor tie-dying craft with Sally.  Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot.  Social distancing, safety precautions in place and masks required. Donations are always welcome.  Rain date July 1.
Friday, June 25 – 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, June 25 – 1:00 pm – Facebook Live Family Feud. Tune in to the Uxbridge Senior Center Facebook page for some fun. Prize given to first place participant!
Zumba classes are on a hiatus for the month of June.  Stay tuned for news of future classes resuming soon!
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.