Coming in January with Barbara Watkins

“Changing the world, one woman, one girl, one dinner at a time!”

Dining for Women is a global giving circle that funds grassroots projects working in developing countries to fight gender inequality; celebrates the power of the individual to see an injustice & act to change it; to see need & act to fill it.

 

Open Enrollment for Medicare and other public insurance programs begins Oct. 15, and we can help.

The Claire Teague Center participates in the SHINE program, (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone), a free insurance counseling program for seniors and others. Learn more here.

You can also watch this video about the SHINE program.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling (413) 528-1881.

 

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.

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 is an increasingly popular destination and features an exhibition, “Order of Imagination, The Photographs of Olivia Parker,” through November.

Trip cost is $55 per person.

Sign up Sept. 11, by calling the Claire Teague Senior Center (413) 528-1881 or (413) 229-7037.