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Senior Corner

Uxbridge Senior Center 
36 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Father’s Day party will take place on Friday, June 7th at 12 noon. Our Lunch & Learn event will also take place on this day.  Jenna Gouin, Community Health Worker from the Blackstone Valley Partnership for Public Health, is our guest speaker. Please join us for this celebration.  The Uxbridge Elderly Connection is sponsoring this event. RSVP required. 
•  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15th
The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Recognizing the warning signs of elder abuse can help determine if your loved one is being neglected or disrespected. Some indicators of abuse or neglect may include a change in behavior or appearance, a rapid display of injury marks like bruising or scarring, or a sudden change in financial resources.  For more information or assistance, please call the senior center.
• Come join our Knitting Group! Our Knitting Group meets every Tuesday at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet, come and visit us! The group members are always willing to teach you. Our Knitting Group recently donated hats and gloves to the Uxbridge Public School students during the winter months. This is a great opportunity for the Senior Center to give back to our school students and the greater Uxbridge community. The group also has some beautiful handmade gifts available for sale at the senior center. If you need a baby shower or birthday gift, please stop by, and check out the selection of items! All sales go to the Uxbridge Senior Center Activity Donation Fund.
• The Annual Summer Cookout with State Rep. Mike Soter will be held on Friday, June 21st at 12 noon at McCloskey School located on 62 Capron Street in Uxbridge. Please note that this is an outside tented event, please dress accordingly. This free event is limited, please call the senior center to sign up early, this cookout will fill up fast! The menu will consist of a lobster roll and all the fixings. Thank you in advance to Rep. Mike Soter for putting on this spectacular event!
• Uxbridge Senior Center Drama Club? Does that sound like something it would be fun to do? Reading aloud, discussing, viewing plays could be our focus.  Field trips to local community theatres are a possibility. Maybe invite some high school students to join in reading some selections.  Call the Uxbridge Senior Center, 508-278-8622 if you are interested.  

Tuesday, June 11th – 1:00 pm – Uxbridge Library Book Club. They will be discussing “One Italian Summer” by Rebecca Serle.  You are welcome to join us for lunch on this day, just be sure to call ahead to “book” yours!  Next book club meeting is on Tuesday, July 9th. 
Tuesday, June 11th – 1:00 pm – Benefit Enrollment Specialist – Tri-Valley, Inc.  Call the senior center to book an appointment with Katelynn Wackell.  Next date will be July 9th. 
Friday, June 14th – 12 noon – Uxbridge Fire Department Quarterly Luncheon Talk.  Please join us and meet the Fire & Emergency Medical Response Crew.  This is an educational presentation and lunch event.  Please call to RSVP.
Wednesday, June 19th – The Senior Center will be closed in observance of Juneteenth Day.  We will re-open on Thursday, June 20th.
Thursday, June 20th – 12 noon – Walmart Eye Health Awareness.  The Walmart Vision Center from Whitinsville will be at the senior center to clean and adjust your eyeglasses and share with us information about eye health. Come join us for lunch and attend this free event!  Please call to RSVP
Friday, June 21st – 12:00 pm – Annual Summer Cookout with State Rep. Mike Soter.  This free event will take place at McCloskey School located at 62 Capron Street.  Come for a lobster roll and all the fixings.  Please dress accordingly, this is an outdoor tented event.  Please call to RSVP. 
Monday, June 24th - 1:30 pm – “Ask the Attorney” with Attorney Ralph Tepper by appointment only. Please Call 508-278-8622 to schedule your appointment.
Tuesday, June 25th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – SHINE Appointments – Pat Nectow, our SHINE Counselor, is back to help you with your health insurance questions.  Please call 508-278-8622 to schedule.  
Tuesday, June 25th - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Ask the Nurse Free Blood Pressure Clinic with Nancy Favulli, Salmon Health VNA.  RSVP to participate and to join us for lunch.  
Friday, June 28th – 11:30 am - 12:30 pm – “PopUp Library”.  Books will be on display to check out, library card sign-ups, book hold pick-ups, etc. This program is being offered by the Uxbridge Free Public Library. 
Friday, June 28th – 12 noon – June Birthday Cake Celebration. Come Celebrate all the birthdays that are in June! 
• Card Game played during lunch on Mondays.  
• 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. 
• Knitting Club every Tuesday @ 1:30 pm – Come join the creative fun!  
• Walk & Talk Exercise Group every Tuesday @ 2:00pm – Join Doreen Cedrone, our Wellness Coordinator, in walking local trails in Uxbridge. Our hiking trails may change every month.  The program is weather permitting and there is no charge. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Participants are required to complete an enrollment and waiver form. Please call the senior center for more info and to receive your forms.  This is a Free Event! 
• Every Wednesday – 9 am – 3 pm – The Uxbridge Senior Center Transportation Program Community Shuttle. This shuttle is for seniors and individuals with disabilities to destinations such as post office, pet care appointments, hair salon or barber, bank, pharmacy & shopping anywhere in the Uxbridge/Northbridge area.  Note: this replaces the weekly bank/pharmacy and Shaw’s Ocean State rides.  Call 508-278-8622 for more information and to book your FREE ride.  Requests require a 48-hour notice.  
Wednesdays - “Canasta” Hand, Knee & Foot Card Game – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  No game on June 19th.
There will not be any Scrabble Games during the Summer Months. 
Medical Transportation is accepting appointments.  Call 508-278-8622 to schedule your rides.
The senior center is in need of the following donations:  Lysol wipes, newly packaged napkins, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, tea (regular and caffeine free), ground regular & decaf coffee.   We thank you for your support! 

Feel free to contact us at 508-278-8622 or visit us on our web page at or like us on our FB page or by googling Uxbridge Senior Center and our new YouTube Channel or even dropping by. 

Northbridge Senior Center 
20 Highland Street

SUPER Duck Boat Tour & Lunch Trip June 10 all day Super Duck Tours focuses on the history of Boston and splashes into Boston Harbor. 45 minutes is spent on land and 45 minutes at sea. Lunch will be at the Mount Vernon Restaurant. Total cost is $75 which includes motor coach transportation, full lunch, and the Super Duck Tour.
Wild Flowers of the Northeast June 11 Celebrate the intricacy and enchanting beauty of our native and naturalized flora. John Root will teach audiences to learn distinguishing characteristics of the major plant families in this ninety-minute power point presentation.
Twin River Casino Trip June 13 @ 11:30 Everyone’s favorite place to go. Sign up early to reserve your spot. Cost of trip is $7, all other expenses are on you.
Nashoba Valley Wine Tasting & Picnic June 18 @ 11:00 Taste wines from a local winery, walk their gorgeous vineyard and enjoy a picnic. The total cost is $30 which includes transportation, lunch and the wine tasting. 
Movie  June 25 @ 1:00 Lights, camera, action!  “The Proposal” a hilarious comedy. 
Friends of Northbridge Elders (FINE) is offering free BOWLING to residents of Northbridge only. Bowling is the first Monday and third Wednesday of Every month. If you are interested, join them at Spare Time Bowling Alley.

Douglas Senior Center
331 Main St., Douglas 
Mondays – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickleball; 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. Painting; 12 p.m. Strength & Balance; 2 p.m. Mat Yoga
Tuesdays – 9 – 10 a.m. Walking Club; 9:30 Cribbage; 9:30 a.m. Zumba; 11:30 a.m. Bingo/lunch; 1 p.m. Technology Class; 
Wednesdays -  8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pickleball; 10 a.m. Balance & Strength; 10 a.m . Darts; 12:30 p.m. Singing; 1 p.m. Mahjong
Thursdays – 9- 10 a.m. Walking Club; 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga; 9:30 Pitch; 11 a.m. Wii Games; 12:30 p.m. Hand Foot Cards
Fridays – 10 a.m. Balance and Strength
Puzzle Corner is open every day

Charlton Senior 
37 Main Street
Summer Nights Bonfire
June 11, 6-7 4 Dresser Hill Road
Enjoy a campfire with S’mores, refreshments and entertainment. Please bring your own lawn chair. It will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather.
Weekly Activities
Mondays – 9:30 a.m. Fitness with Jen; 10 a.m. Cribbage; 1 p.m. Diamond Dots
Tuesdays – 9 a.m. Sew What Group; 9:40 a.m. Floor Yoga in the library; 10 a.m.   Billiards; 12:30 p.m. Mahjong; 1:15 p.m. Line Dancing
Wednesdays –10:30 a.m. Penny Drop; 12:30 Scat; 1 p.m. Tai 
Thursdays – 9:40 a.m. Floor Yoga in the library; 10 a.m. Corn Hole; 12:30 p.m. Pitch; 1:30 Silver Needles in the library

Special Activities
Thursday, June 11 - 10:30 a.m. GAC meeting; 10:30 Ed Spater, Independent Insurance Agent with Medicare Marketplace Advice; 6 p.m. Bonfire
Wednesday, June 12 – 9 a.m. Foot Clinic; 10:30 a.m. Next Chapter Book Club discussion of last month’s book and passing out our next book entitled “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman; 10:30 a.m. Crafts with Kathy: make a fun garden craft or flag day craft! 12:45 p.m. Bingo
Tuesday, June 18 - 10:30 a.m. Join Judi Jones in some hula hoop extravaganza!
Thursday, June 20 – 10:30 a.m . Cornhole Tournament on the Common. Pick your team! 10:30 a.m. Father’s Day Coffee and Crafting, followed by a BBQ Cookout at 11:445 a.m.; 1 p.m. Bemis Farms Flying Flower Café for Butterflies & Hummingbirds. Must sign up in advance $15.00 Charlton Residents $20 for out of town guests. 

Wednesday, June 26 – 10:30 a.m. MK Skin Care SPF and Skin Care presentation by Mary Kay Rep.
Thursday, June 27 – 10:30 a.m. Birthday Party with entertainment by Bill McCarthy; 12:15 p.m. Movie Matinee “Dear John” starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried . 

Dudley Senior Center
Wednesday, June 12: Is Brown Bag Lunch with a choice of turkey or German bologna sandwiches. The cost is $3 per person. Please RSVP for this event so we may order your sandwich and condiments. Call 508-949-8015 or sign up in the Dudley senior center. 
Thursday, June 13: the Dudley Senior Center will be celebrating June birthdays. After the Tri-Valley lunch we will have cake and ice cream. Please call if you are interested in having us order a Tri-Valley meal, or bring your own lunch, have cake and ice cream with us. 
Thursday, June 20: Memory Café from noon to 2 p.m. Please come and celebrate Father’s Day with us. We will serve Italian grinders, tuna and chicken finger sandwiches, macaroni salad and tossed salad. We will have a game of name that tune! The cost for this event is $5. Please RSVP for this event by calling l 508-949-8015 or sign up in the Dudley senior center. 
Wednesday, June 26: We will serve a Potluck Lunch meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, and a variety of desserts at noon. The cost for this event is $5. Please RSVP for this event by calling l 508-949-8015 or sign up in the Dudley senior center. 
Activities at Dudley Senior Center: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Pitch League. Wednesday at 1 p.m. the Dudley Senior Center Knitting group. Tri-Valley lunches served Mondays and Thursdays. 
Note the Dudley Senior Center is closed Thursday, June 6th through Monday, June 10th, for voting and on Wednesday June 19 for Juneteenth.