Join us on
Thursday
March 19th
At 1 PM

John Wheeler
The Mycolodge
Will be here to talk with us all about
Mushrooms.

Why not join us on Wednesday, March 11th at 10:30

 

I am pleased to announce that the Claire Teague Senior Center is now a RSVP Station.    Retired Senior Volunteer Program ( RSVP) has many volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Monterosso will be on site in the lobby of the senior center  on Wednesday, March 11th at 10:30.

I am especially excited about the possibility of having a broader base of  volunteer drivers to meet the  transportation needs of our seniors.  There are many different opportunities available and Diane will discuss all of them and the benefits. For direct questions about RSVP;  please call RSVP at (413) 499-9345.

RSVP is a national organization funded in part by the Corporation for National & Community Service (Senior Corps) and is sponsored locally by the City of Pittsfield.

RSVP has chapters in every county of our country, with over a half million volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about RSVP….   https://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/rsvp/index.php

 

We’re sorry for any inconvenience but this event has been cancelled.

Please join us on March 17th, Tuesday

At 10:30 AM

If you live with a disability, the Massachusetts Equipment  Distribution Program (Mass EDP) may be able to provide you with a specialized telephone network. Depending on your income level, these telephones may be offered for free or at reduced cost.
Mass EDP only provides home telephones with land line service.

 

 

How to be Prepared for an Unexpected Hospitalization:

 

Please join us on Thursday, February 27th at 1 PM

 

Marketing Coordinator for Bane Care, Denise Vigna will be our guest speaker at the senior center to discuss how to be prepared for an unexpected hospitalization.  Many feel unprepared or do not understand what it entails and how coverage works.  This is a very helpful information, so mark your calendars, if you need transportation call 528-4773  a week ahead and let Polly of Joan know you will be taking the van, the senior center will be responsible for your transportation cost for this event.

Be Counted!!          

Did you know that part of the funding that we get for the Council on Aging (for the senior center)  depends on the census numbers? It is very important that everyone is counted, so that we don’t lose funding.

On Thursday, January 23rd at 11:30 -Census Bureau Specialist Mark Sabastino will be here. He’s a representative from the census bureau and will discuss the different ways to be counted, where you should be counted, part time residents , etc., so don’t miss this informative  session. Mark will be explaining how to apply for a job as a census taker.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12:30 pm 

If it isn’t full-blown diabetes, why does it matter?

Nutrition & WellnessThe “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 becoming diabetes.

Join our Pre-Diabetes Workshop, sponsored by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, to learn how to help reverse pre-diabetes. You will learn to identify foods, read food labels and cook easy meals. To attend, sign up in the dining room.

Open to all.

Sign up in the dining room or call (413) 528-1881.

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 Kathi Casey teaches all of them in her 6-week course. Each week, you’ll experience a different technique until you find the one that fits with your life! It’s easier than you think.

Call (413) 528-1881 for more information to register for this course today, or see Polly to sign up.

All ages welcome.

Check back in September as our “Talks” get under way again for the fall.