Senior Center newsSep 02, 2021 11:18AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
SEPTEMBER Mondays at a Museum – zoom program free, register thru Community Pass or call the center 508-647-6540.
Join us on Monday, 11am-noon, as we preview video highlights from a range of Museums, free
September 6 – Labor Day- Center is closed, no programs offered
September 13- British Museum and Soo Hutton findings (movie ‘The Dig’)
September 20- Medici from the MET
September 27- Rembrandt
Mindfulness Meditation- zoom program
Thursday, 2pm, free, register thru Community Pass or call the center 508-647-6540.
Every Thursday with Sharon 2:00-2:40 pm. This meditation is audio only and participants are muted during the meditation portion. Everyone is welcome to join for some guided meditation, some quiet sitting and some reflection with Q & A and sharing.
Visit Elm Bank/Mass Horticultural Gardens by borrowing the Natick Community-Senior Center member card. Each pass admits 2 for the day.
Reserve the pass online at Community Pass for the date you wish to visit. The pass may be borrowed between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. You may pick up the pass at the Center about 15 minutes before your visit and return the pass directly after your visit.
The pass will also be available to borrow for weekends (Gardens open 10am-7pm daily) with a pick-up time from the Center on Friday between 1:00-2:00 pm and must be returned to the Center Monday morning between 9:00- 9:30am. If there is a Monday holiday, then the pass must be returned the next day 9:00-9:30am. If you need assistance reserving the pass, please call the center 508-647-6540.
Sponsored by Whitney Place Assisted Living and Memory Care at Natick.
Walking Group at Elm Bank
Tuesday, 9:30-10:30am, free- Drop-In
Meet us at the Elm Bank/Mass Hort Visitor’s Center parking lot for our weekly walk around the loop road and maybe even down the Charles River trail. This casual walk is a great way to start the day, meeting new people, getting outside and moving! Please wear sneakers/walking shoes, and any other outdoor stuff you need (ie. sunscreen, hat, water, bug spray etc). Goes rain or shine.
Elder Law Updates with Tim Loff- ZOOM
Monday, September 20, 1:30-2:30pm, free, register thru Community Pass or call the center 508-647-6540.
Join Elder Law Attorney Timothy Loff in this overview of important updates and changes for 2021 on many legal issues important to seniors. Big changes in the area of Estate Recovery for MassHealth benefits, remote notarization, and new issues involving Life Estates and Irrevocable Trusts will be among the issues discussed. General questions are welcome. Bring yourself up to date!
Art Matters- Women Artists- Part 1 - ZOOM
Thursday, September 23, 11am-noon, free, register thru Community Pass or call the center 508-647-6540.
Sponsored by Avenu, Natick
Women artists, capable of the art of creation as well as the creation of art, have historically proved threatening to the dominant male establishment. There are many examples of how she has flourished and failed, been celebrated or crushed, but in almost every instance, needing to be better than their male competitors to be taken seriously. Join us for a look and a discussion about the women who have defied convention to make art from the Renaissance through the 19th century. Part I features women artists up to 20th Century and Part II (ON October 21) covers women artists of the 20th Century.
Pranayama Yogic Breathing- ZOOM
Monday, September 27, 2:30-3:30, free, register thru Community Pass or call the center 508-647-6540.
Experience pranayama, the art and science of yogic breathing. Pranayama’s health benefits include reduced anxiety, lower blood pressure, increased energy, muscle relaxation, improved concentration, and more. Join Anjana Bhargava, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, has bachelor’s degree in Science and Mathematics and master’s degree in Electronics. Note: This is best done on an empty stomach. We will sit in chairs.
Give Yourself the Gift of Laughter- ZOOM
Wednesday, September 29, 1:30-2:30pm, free, register thru Community Pass or call the center 508-647-6540.
Join Bill and Linda Hamaker, Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainers. There are no fancy poses and no special clothing is needed. You can sit or stand. A pretend laugh even has all the same health benefits as a real one, but turns into a real laugh when practiced in a group. Laughing strengthens the immune system, unwinds the negative effects of stress, lowers blood pressure, lifts your spirits, improves mental alertness and much, much more.