The Golden Times

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Brought to you by Everett Council on Aging
Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street, Everett
p: 617-394-2323
Office of Human Services
p: 617-394-2260

Sixth Year of Series, April 2017
Honorary Chairman: Mayor Carlo DeMaria   Chairperson: Terry Iannaco   Editor: Dale A. Palma

From the Desk of Mayor Carlo DeMaria


Embrace the change of season, take advantage of every opportunity - spring has arrived! With good weather on our way, the Council on Aging has many exciting events for you, the first is their visit Fenway Park and Quincy Market on Tuesday, April 18th. The second is the City's annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 22nd; come together in effort to prepare the Everett's Bike to Sea trail for the summertime. All of these community events will help you relish in the Spring season, and make the most of your time! It is a beautiful, but short-lived season; so make it worth while. Because before you know it - summer will be here! 

Warm Regards, 
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Upcoming Events!



Reminder: Please remember that on Monday, April 17th, the Connolly Center will be closed for Patriots' Day. 

Senior Social Set for April 19th:
Join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:45 a.m., at the Connolly Center for this month's Senior Social! This month's catered meal will consist of: antipasto, pasta, chicken parmesan, dessert and coffee. This month we will welcome Ray Cavicchio and his orchestra for your dancing pleasure. 

Ticket sales are from April 3rd through April 14th. The cost is $16.00 per person. For additional info, call 617.394.2323. 

Senior Moments - Tap Dancing Show!
Please join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 2 p.m. at the Connolly Center for a tap dancing show by your friends at the Connolly Center! Refreshments will be served.

Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper with Movie for Everett Seniors ONLY!

Please join Mayor DeMaria's Council on Aging for a special Ham & Bean supper and movie on Thursday, April 27th beginning at 2 p.m. The movie feature will be "Barefoot in the Park." After the movie, there will be a ham & bean supper complete with corn bread. The cost is $5.00 per person, space is limited to only 30 people. Please sign up with a member of the COA from Monday, April 3rd - 7th at the Connolly Center. 


Get Your Bags Ready: Senior Trips for 2017! 



Tuesday, April 18th
: Fenway Park Tour and Quincy Market Trip
May 22-24: Atlantic City, the Tropicana
June 27: Lobster Bake at Foster's in Maine, followed by an afternoon in Hampton Beach
July 13: Massachusetts North Shore in Salem, followed by lunch at the Gloucester House in Rockport
August (Date TBD): Red Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium (Details to be determined)
Tuesday, September 12: Patriots Legacy Place, followed by a lunch at the CBS Restaurant + Wrentham Outlets
Tuesday, October 24: Vermont Country Store and Foilage Tour
Friday, November 10: Parker's Maple Barn (Details to be determined)
Tuesday, December 12: Aqua Turf Christmas Show and Luncheon (Details to be determined)

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April 2017 Movie Matinee:


All movies will take place at the Connolly Center beginning at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided for free compliments of the Council on Aging. 

Thursday, April 6: No movie available this day. 

Thursday, April 13: "Patriots Day" 

Thursday, April 20: "Hidden Figures"

Thursday, April 27:  Special Feature at 2 p.m - "Barefoot in the Park" with Ham and Bean supper available (see details above)

The Programs and Lessons You Can't Miss!



BINGO is Back!:

Super Bingo will take place on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., at the Connolly Center! It's FREE to play and prizes will be given. 

Lend Us Your Voices, Senior Glee Club:
Please join us at the Connolly Center for our very popular glee club, led by Everett's own Diana Ellis. Our glee club has grown over the past year, and we're always welcoming new members to join us for the fun! We meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hope to see you there! 

Mary's Affordable Hearing Aids: 
Free hearing screenings, hearing aid cleaning and ear wax checks on the first Thursday of each month at the Connolly Center. If you have any questions about hearing loss, please stop in and see us! For an appointment or free hearing evaluations, please call 781.249.5330. 

Health Screenings with Cambridge Health Alliance:
Please sign in 15 minutes before the end of the session. 

1. Connolly Center, First and Third Monday:
Monday, January 2 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

2. Everett Villa Co-op:
Monday, January 9 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

3. Glendale Towers, Fourth Mondays:
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Monday, January 23 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

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Aim for a Healthy New Year: Healthy Programs for 2017



Healthy Eating Tasting with Tina:
As you know Mayor Carlo DeMaria has hired a new personal chef for the seniors at the Connolly Center! We would love for you to taste and check out our new exciting lunch menu, consisting of healthy food samples that will be offered on Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 31 at 11 a.m. right out the kitchen door. Please join us in welcoming Tina to the Connolly Center! 

Zumba Tuesdays with Jill!:
Join us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Connolly Center for this high energy fun Zumba class! Dance to your favorite steps to various latin and other rhythmic music to become a healthier you! The class is free - don't miss out! 

Heart Healthy Mondays at the Connolly Center:
Every Monday from 10 - 11 a.m, we will be providing a "Healthy Steps...Moving You to Better Health with the Lebed Method," which is a therapeutic movement program designed to help you thrive. Using props and eclectic music, instructor Julie Kaufmann will lead you through a routine of stretching and exercising that improves overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Followed by lunch, there will also be another class available! 

Join Julie for Western Line Dancing from 1 - 2 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or experienced line dancer, Julie will show you all the moves! You'll learn some brand new dances, as well as get to do some old favorites! Fun for EVERYONE! 

Fitness Classes: 
1. "Strengthen Your Heart and Your Body" every Mondays at 11 a.m. with Miguel and every Wednesdays/Fridays at 10 a.m. with Calvin. 
Set your own pace in these aerobics classes, which includes weights for strength training. 

2. "Improve Balance and Stress" every Thursdays at 9 a.m. with Calvin. 
A smooth, relaxing "yoga-style" class designed for people of all levels of activity.

3. "Reduce Anxiety" every Thursdays at 10 a.m. with Bill. 
An ancient Chinese practice, Tai-Chi helps improve balance and strength, designed for people at all levels of activity. 

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Announcements from the Everett Public Libraries

On Saturday, April 11 at 11 a.m., there will be a Soap Making class with Nancy Joyce. Sign-up is required as materials are limited. Please call the Reference Desk at the library at 617.394.2302 to make a reservation. 

On Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m., our next Read 17 in 17 author event will welcome R. Marc Kantrowitz, writer of "Murder Mystery," "High Society and Sex," and "Some Things Never Go Out of Style." He will tell us the forgotten stories of some of American's notorious cases. Light refreshments will be served through the generosity of the Friends of the Parlin Library. For more info, please call 617.394.2300.