Uxbridge Senior Center news
UXBRIDGE - The Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 S. Main St. has listed the January calendar of events.
From the director,
Happy New Year
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. As we enter into another year of the pandemic, the year 2022 brings resilience. What is the true meaning of resilience? Resilience is defined by most as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. As I think about this definition, it brings to mind our senior residents that we serve at the Uxbridge Senior Center.
While resilience is crucial for people undergoing extreme suffering and trauma, it’s also a trait we can all benefit from in small but important ways in everyday life and especially in these pandemic times. Most of our seniors have lived a full life, full of adversity, tragedy and threats. However, they move on, persevere and come back even stronger because of who they are. May we learn from our elders that life’s misfortunes and setbacks gives us the ability to positively function in the face of adversity, builds our spirits and gains us the flexibility to overcome life’s challenges. It is truly an honor and a privilege to work with our senior residents. Thank your elders for a great lesson learned.
The Uxbridge Senior Center is proud to announce that we will be collaborating with the Uxbridge BOH and the Salmon VNA to sponsor a COVID Pfizer Booster Vaccination Clinic here at the Center. This event will take place on Wednesday, January 12, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Participants must pre-register on-line at: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/southernworcester?calendar=31829c33-297f-49b6-ac7a-91e1740e0... or call the senior center for assistance to register. No walk-ins will be accepted. We express our appreciation to the Uxbridge BOH and the Salmon VNA for helping us keep our seniors safe!
AARP Tax Assistance Program is back. This program shut down in 2020 and was not offered in 2021 due to the pandemic. The program starts on Monday, February 7, and every Monday morning until mid-April. This program is open to Uxbridge residents only; please call the Center soon to book your appointment.
Thank you to everyone who purchased Christmas wreaths and Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the Uxbridge Senior Center Activity Fundraiser. We especially want to thank Sally Selvidge, Activity Coordinator, for her hard work and dedication for making these events very successful!! Thank you for all you do Sally.
Circuit breaker tax credit
As a senior citizen (65 or older before January 1, 2022), you may be eligible to claim a refundable credit on your Massachusetts personal income tax return. The Circuit Breaker tax credit is based on the actual real estate taxes paid on the Massachusetts residential property you own or rent and occupy as your principal residence.
The maximum credit amount for tax year 2021 is $1,170. If the credit you’re owed exceeds the amount of the total tax payable for the year, you’ll be refunded the additional amount of the credit without interest. For more information, contact Massachusetts Dept of Revenue Customer Service at 617-887-6367.
Thursday, January 20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – PopUp Library. Books will be on display to check out, library card sign-ups, book hold pick-ups, etc. Call ahead to reserve your lunch. Perfect time to pick out a good book to snuggle up and read.
Friday, January 7, 12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Learn with Chief Montminy. His guest speaker will be Robin Putnam, Events & Outreach Manager from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. This presentation on Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention will include information about the office and what they do. It will also cover how to spot and avoid scams, and how to prevent identity theft. Please call ahead to reserve your lunch as space is limited.
Tuesday, January 11, 1:00 –2:00 p.m. – Benefit Enrollment Specialist – Tri-Valley, Inc. Call the senior center to book an appointment with Cole Ackerson. Next date will be February 8.
Tuesday, January 11, 1:00 p.m. – Uxbridge Library Book Club. They will be reading Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. You are welcome to join us for lunch on this day. Please remember to RSVP. Time to find a good book to curl up and read during these long winter days/nights.
Wednesday, January 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – BOH Pfizer Booster Clinic at the Uxbridge Senior Center. Registration is required. No walk-ins accepted. There will not be any lunch served today.
Friday, January 14, 1:30–2:30 p.m. – Facebook Live Pictionary with Sally and Gail. Be sure to tune in and play along from the comfort of your home! Just go to the Uxbridge Senior Center Facebook page.
Monday, January 17, Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 18.
Wednesday, January 19, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. - BINGO at Calumet Ct. Centennial Court Community Room. The Uxbridge Senior Center will come to play BINGO with residents and there will be prizes. Sign-up is required and this event is weather permitting.
Monday, January 24, 1:30 p.m. – “Ask the Attorney” with Attorney Ralph Tepper by appointment only. Please Call 508-278-8622 to schedule your appointment at the Uxbridge Senior center.
Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Ask the Nurse Free Blood Pressure Clinic with Celeste Kopech, Salmon Health VNA. RSVP to participate and to join us for lunch.
Friday, January 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Facebook Live Family Feud with Sally and Gail. Be sure to tune in and play along from the comfort of your home! Just go to the Uxbridge Senior Center Facebook page.
Card Game or Family Feud will be played during our Monday Congregate lunches and BINGO will be on Wednesdays.
Computer Class Tutoring every Monday, 3:00 p.m. By appointment only. Students from BVT will be available to help you with your computers and/or devices. Please call ahead to book an appointment.
Hannaford grocery shopping every Tuesday. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m. 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.
Chair Exercises with Sally every Tuesday before lunch.
Knitting Club every Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. – Space is limited and must continue to maintain social distancing. Please RSVP 508-278-8622.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays – January 19, 10:00 a.m. – 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 Thursdays – January 13 and January 27, – 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.
Medical transportation is accepting appointments. Call 508-278-8622 to schedule your rides.
Feel free to contact us at 508-278-8622 or visit us on our web page at Uxbridge-ma.gov/coa or like us on our FB page or by googling Uxbridge Senior Center and our new YouTube Channel or even dropping by.