Entries by Ellen Lahr

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Juggling Classes Offered on Fridays in March

Aspiring jugglers of all ages can learn the art of juggling on four Fridays in March, beginning March 6. These free classes run from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with instructor Paul Scholder. Juggling is both fun and healthy: researchers at Oxford conducted research that showed that, by engaging in a complex task like juggling, brain function and… Read More »

New: Free Legal Clinic on Thursdays

The Claire Teague Senior Center is now hosting a free weekly legal clinic on Thursdays from 11:30-12:30. No appointments required; simply drop in. The clinic is staffed by the Berkshire Center for Justice, which offers services for prospective clients who are 60 or older. A Community Lunch is also offered at this time, for a… Read More »

Pre-Diabetes and Your Health

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12:30 pm  If it isn’t full-blown diabetes, why does it matter? The “pre” language may lead you to believe it isn’t serious, but pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk for not only Type 2 diabetes but also for heart disease and stroke. Taking steps now can reverse it, or prevent it from… Read More »

Learn to Meditate

Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 2:15 pm Cost: $30 You probably know that meditation can improve your brain functions, reduce stress hormones, lower blood pressure, and offer a range of other health benefits. BUT, here’s what you may not know: There’s more than one way to meditate! There are at least 5 different techniques for meditation, and… Read More »

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Road Trip 10/18: Salem, Massachusetts

The Claire Teague Senior Center and Sheffield Senior Center are collaborating with a day trip to historic Salem, Massachusetts, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Guests will be “on their own” for this day trip to this lovely a coastal town, which is rich with maritime history, colonial architecture and witchcraft tales. The Peabody Essex Museum… Read More »