The Sudbury Senior Center is located at 40 Fairbank Road. For more information, call 978-443-3055 or email@example.com; or check out http://sudburyseniorcenter.org and the town website at http://sudbury.ma.us for up-to-date information.
Mahjong: Join us every Monday at the Sudbury Senior Center from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning on Oct. 4. Mahjong is a game that originated in China, commonly played by four players. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations use a different number of tiles. Toby Wollner will be the group leader and is looking for beginner players that want to learn how to play, as well as experienced players. All are welcome. To register, please email Sharon K. Wilkes at Wilkess@sudbury.ma.us. Current Senior Center safety guidelines request all visitors to wear a mask while indoors at the Senior Center.
Canasta: Looking for way to keep your brain active? Try Canasta, a card game of the rummy family that became popular in the 1950’s. Games will be played by four players at each table. A new group is meeting every Thursday at the Sudbury Senior Center from 1 to 3:45 p.m. beginning on Aug 5. Carole Flynn is the Group Leader. All players are welcome beginners or experienced. Please email Sharon K. Wilkes at Wilkess@sudbury.ma.us to sign up. Current Senior Center safety guidelines request all visitors to wear a mask while indoors at the Senior Center.
August Movie: Showing the movie “Yesterday,” rated PG, two hours at noon Aug. 13 at the senior center. Sit back, relax and enjoy our AC and the movie on our big screen projector. While he’s still looking for his next big break, musician Jack Malik gets hit by a bus during a global blackout. When he wakes up, he finds out he’s the lone person on Earth who knows of the Beatles and all of their songs. Open to the first 15 people that sign up by calling the Senior Center at 978-443-3055. Current Senior Center safety guidelines request all visitors to wear a mask while indoors at the Senior Center. Seating will be spaced out to every other chair.
Ice Cream Social: Stop by the Sudbury Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 for some ice cream and all the toppings. Let us know you are coming so we can buy enough ice cream for everyone to enjoy! Call the senior center at 978-443-3055.
Meet and Greet: Meet the new Town Nurse Patricia Moran at the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Patricia will bring information about the upcoming flu season and would like to hear about your health concerns as we enter the fall. To sign up, please call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Money Management Program: BayPath is offering a money management program to assists people 60 and over, as well as people with disabilities who have difficulty managing their day-to-day finances. Clients benefit from free assistance with bill-paying, budgeting, reading mail and advocating with service providers. With the support of BayPath’s Money Management volunteers, elders receive the targeted help they need for improved stability and prolonged independence. Certain income and asset guidelines may apply. Volunteers are background checked, trained and supervised by BayPath staff. If you want to sign up or have further question regarding this program, please call Sue from BayPath at 508-573-7241.
Baypath Elder Services’ LGBTQ+ Initiative: Baypath Elder Services is committed to providing and promoting informed, respectful and welcoming services to MetroWest’s rainbow community, particularly older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers. From offering LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings to organizations, agencies and community groups, to helping LGBTQ+ older adults find information, support and get connected with services, to hosting intergenerational conversations with weekly online events, we are here to invite everyone to join us and be fully present as their whole, wonderful, authentic self!
LGBTQ+ Initiative Coordinator, Julie Nowak (she/they) can be reached at our confidential helpline, 508-573-7288, direct line with voicemail, or email@example.com. Julie is always happy to help others find information, resources and support groups for the rainbow community.
Dementia Friendly Sudbury Action Team: Dementia Friendly Sudbury Action Team is working to make our community more welcoming to residents with dementia and their families. Dementia Friendly Sudbury strives to create a community that addresses the needs of our residents, advocating for dementia awareness and providing services, programs and public spaces that support people with dementia and their care partners. Each dementia friendly community is different, but all dementia friendly communities share these goals. The team has also begun offering Dementia Information Sessions to town staff and community members, as well as outreach on Dementia Friendly efforts to the business community. It only takes an hour to become a Dementia Friend, and from there it’s up to you how you turn your new understanding into action.
Low Vison Support Group: Sept. 2. We are happy to share that our low vison participants will be meeting in person at the senior center. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. You must sign-up in advance by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055. If you have any questions, please contact outreach/information specialist, Ana Cristina Oliveira at 978-639-3268.
Sudbury Care Pantry: The Sudbury Care Pantry exists to help neighbors in need get the personal care, laundry and household cleaning supplies that SNAP or WIC benefits don’t cover. If you need help email firstname.lastname@example.org. A volunteer will reply with a checklist which will allow you to choose the items you need. Orders can be delivered to the recipient’s front door or picked up at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 1 Morse Road, Sudbury.
Goodnow to Go: Goodnow to Go is a collaboration with the Sudbury Senior Center to supply library materials to Sudbury residents unable to travel to the library.
This service will be provided free of charge to Sudbury residents of private homes, apartment buildings or assisted living facilities who are unable to travel to the library due to a temporary or permanent disabling condition. You will need a library card in good standing to participate. If you do not have one, we will help you with the process of obtaining one.
A senior center volunteer will deliver materials to locations and return them to the library when circulation period expires. Materials will be selected by patron or by patron in discussion with Goodnow Library staff or senior center volunteer. Patrons wishing to use this service will fill out our Goodnow to Go form, indicating their relevant information and material preferences. You may return this form to the Goodnow Library in person, by email at email@example.com, or mail it c/o Michael Briody to Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.
Deliveries and pick-ups will occur approximately every two weeks. Reminder notices will be provided if desired. Contact: Michael Briody, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-440-5535 or Janet Lipkin at 978-639-3223.
Uber Clinic Technology Support, New Program: Clinic hours are from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays; 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays. To offer assistance to those learning how to use Uber, we offer step-by-step instructions in the new Uber Community Service Guide created by Senior Center volunteers Jason Robbins and Dan Travis. If interested in being emailed this guide, contact the Senior Center or refer to our website. For additional support, we are excited to offer 30-minute time slots in our “Uber Clinics,” staffed by the Senior Center’s Technology Support Volunteers who will assist clients with issues relating to how to download and use the Uber application on his/her smartphone for use in the subsidized Go Sudbury! Uber Program. This support can be given by phone or remotely, and is by appointment only. To register for a one-on-one consultation with a volunteer, please contact the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.
Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program: We are delighted to share that the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission of Massachusetts is extending its emergency taxi grant funding, likely through December. The town of Sudbury has received sufficient funding to provide several rides per week (including wheelchair accessible vehicles). Both Tommy’s Taxi (Framingham) and JFK Transportation (Natick) will be used. This limited taxi rides program will be focusing on non-COVID-19 related healthcare appointments and vaccination appointments.
Similarly, residents must meet one of the following qualifications: 50 years of age or older; 18 years of age or older with a disability that limits driving; active-duty military or veteran of the armed forces; resident with financial need; or essential worker requiring transportation for work.
The ride service area is within Sudbury and up to 25 miles outside of Sudbury. All rides must begin or end in Sudbury. Service is provided to the Logan Express Shuttle in Framingham, but not to Logan Airport.
For more information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, at email@example.com or 978-639-3268.
Go Sudbury! Uber Rides: The Go Sudbury! Uber Rides program is also a grant-funded, temporary program for Sudbury residents who meet the same qualifications of the Go Sudbury! Taxi program mentioned above.
Transportation via Uber services and partially subsidized by the town of Sudbury is available for non-urgent healthcare and vaccination appointments, work, shopping and accessing community resources. There are three geographic areas in which transportation can be provided, each with a nominal copay per one-way ride: within Sudbury, $1 per ride; to/from towns contiguous to Sudbury, $2 per ride; and to/from destinations up to 25 miles outside of Sudbury, $10 per ride.
You must have a private account with Uber on your smartphone for this service. Approved rides will be ordered via your Go Sudbury supplemental account, and the applicable copayments will be deducted from your personal credit card account with Uber.
After you are approved as a Go Sudbury program participant, Uber will send you an activation email; once you are activated, you can begin using these services for the approved destinations.
For more information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-639-3268.
Sudbury Connection Van Service Update: the Sudbury Connection Wheelchair Accessible Van Service, offered in conjunction with the Metro West Regional Transit Authority, will be running five days a week (excluding holidays). If you are a registered rider, please call the MWRTA Reservation Center at 508-820-4650, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Reservations must be made at least two business days in advance, and up to two weeks in advance. Holidays are not business days. Please have first appointment start at 9:15 a.m. or later if possible, and the last appointment start at 2:30 p.m. or earlier so that drivers have time for cleaning protocols before and after van service.
If you would like to register, please contact the Senior Center (or MWRTA) for an application. When your application is approved you will set up a debit account for van fees. Van fees are $1 in town; $2 out of town for a one-way ride.
If you need additional information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, at email@example.com or 978-639-3268.
Dial a-Ride: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rides are also available to Framingham to catch the Boston Hospital Shuttle on Tuesdays: early morning, return midday or early evening.
If you’re a registered van rider, please call the MWRTA call center at 508-820-4650, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to schedule a ride. Reservations must be made at least two business days in advance.
Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, will be registering new participants, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-639-3268.
Medicare Questions? SHINE can Help: The Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone on Medicare program offers free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. To schedule a SHINE phone appointment, call the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055. For other SHINE related matters, call 800-243-4636, ext. 4. There will be a webinar on June 23 called Welcome to Medicare Virtual Event. If you’re new to Medicare, this free event is for you! To register go to shiphelp.org.
Sudbury Senior Trips: The following trips are being offered by Best of Times:
• Penn Dutch Country, New Hit Show with Queen Ester: Sept. 21-24. Has a wait list.
• Simon Pearce Glassblowing and King Arthur Fall Foliage: Oct. 7.
• Yesterday Once More: Nov. 18.
• Boston Pops: Dec. 10
• Costa Rica with Colette Tours: March 7 to 15, 2022
If you would like to sign up or have any questions regarding the above trips, please email Trips Coordinator Joe Bausk at Joebausk@verizon.net or call him at 978-443-8963
Legal Clinic: Have a legal question? Schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation on the second Tuesday of the month at the Sudbury Senior Center. All clinics are from 1 to 3 p.m. Our volunteer Elder Law attorneys are Denise Yurkofsky, Arthur Bergeron and Cathleen Summers. They can help with estate planning, financial issues, Medicaid/Mass Health legal questions. Contact the Sudbury Senior Center at 978- 443-3055 or email@example.com.
Chair Yoga on Zoom with Rebecca Reber: The next session starts on Aug. 6. Class takes place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays. Join Rebecca for a gentle and relaxing class, with stretching and range of motion exercises. Yoga is excellent for loosening tension and maintaining range of motion for the joints. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form.
Staying Active and Independent for Life Fitness Class: New session Aug. 12. Join Derry Tanner, retired nurse, fellow Sudbury resident and certified personal trainer for SAIL. SAIL is 45-minute safe and effective fitness class for adults 65 and older. Current class takes place via Zoom on 8 Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Research-tested strength, balance and flexibility exercises will make you stronger, help you feel better and improve your balance. All you need to participate is comfortable clothing, a sturdy chair and light weights if you have them. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at email@example.com. Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day before the class.
Tai Chi via Zoom: T’ai Chi with instructor Jon Woodward from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Mondays. New Session starts on Zoom on Aug. 2. Sign up now, spots are available! Please register by emailing Chery Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. It is important that we have your correct email address, phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day before the class.
Senior Center Email List: To receive the Sudbury Senior Center newsletter and updates via email, visit the town website at https://sudbury.ma.us. Click on “Email Lists” then “Email Groups.” Enter your name and email address, click on “Senior Center News and Information.” We are also happy to help you sign up for emergency notifications, just contact us at 978-443-3055 or email@example.com.
Legal Education Talks on SudburyTV: Sudbury TV will show Elder Law at 4 p.m. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Check future newsletters as well as the SudburyTV schedule, for announcement of programs, from Attornies Bergeron, of Mirick O’Connell; Cathleen Summers, of Generations Law Group; and Denise Yurkofsky, of Wayland. Contact the Senior Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-443-055 if you have any questions.
Grocery Shopping Volunteers Needed: We are in need of Grocery Shopping volunteers to food shop on a weekly basis for their matched senior in the town who does not have family or neighbors that can do it for them. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. If interested in applying to become a volunteer, please contact Janet Lipkin, 978-639-3223; LipkinJ@sudbury.ma.us.