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Council on Aging

Board of Health Flu Clinic

Eating Together

Food Management Class

Literary Lunch

Memory Café

Nutritional Consultant Program

Rides! Rides! Rides!




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Council on Aging

Rides! Rides! Rides!

We are pleased to announce that we have a new Transportation Coordinator, Sue Clark. Sue is a long time resident of Winchester and has sat on the boards of many organizations in town, such as the Winchester Friends of Art, Winchester Artists Network, and the Winchester Cultural Council. With Sue on board, we are able to continue our grocery shopping trips and resume trips to local area malls. We hope you join her on one of our trips this month.

NOTE: Please call 781-721- 7136 by TUESDAY each week to sign up. This number will connect you directly with our Transportation Coordinator. Please leave a message.

Shopping Task Destinations and Scheduled Dates
(Home pick-up starts at 9:00 a.m.)

Grocery Shopping

Market Basket, Woburn

Thursdays: November 3, 10, 17;
Monday: November 21

Holiday Shopping

Assembly Square Mall, Somerville (Stores include: The Christmas Tree Shoppe, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kmart, A.C.Moore, T.J.Maxx, Staples, and Sports Authority. Plus many outlet stores such as Chico’s, Clarks, many childrens’ clothing stores, and more!)

Mondays: November 28, December 19

Liberty Tree Mall, Danvers (Stores include: A.C. Moore, Best Buy, Dollar Tree, Hallmark, Kohl’s, Marshalls, Michael’s, Nordstrom Rack, Off Broadway Shoe, Payless, Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, Staples, Target, Sports Authority, a food court, and more!)

Monday: December 15

This is a shared ride service for up to 10 passengers. Minimum of 3 passengers required. All trips are subject to cancellation. If a trip you signed up for is canceled, you will be notified by phone.

Food Management Class

November 4, 10:30 a.m. Craft Room

The food management program with Jessy McNeil, MSRD, LDN enables seniors to eat better and save money while making wise choices. “Top Ten Foods Eating Your Food Budget-Learn your Options”

The Memory Café Is Coming to The Jenks

Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Pond Room

The Memory Café is a place for individuals and their families or caregivers to come and participate in an organized activity, listen to a guest speaker, hear a variety of music types, or gather support from others in similar situations. Each month will focus on a different subject.

Depending on the activity, it may be a joint program for both caregiver and client or separate programs or a respite time for caregivers where they can drop off the client and have some free time for themselves. Join us for activities, coffee and conversation once a month at the Jenks.

At this session both client and their caregiver will have programs available in which they can participate. We will feature an additional café in December. Details to appear in the December newsletter.

This program is a collaboration of the Winchester COA and Hearthstone.

Board of Health Flu Clinic

November 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pond Room

The Winchester Board of Health will be holding its final flu clinic of the season for all persons age 6 months and older. High Dose flu shots, for those age 65 and older, and seasonal flu shots will be available.

Please bring ALL of your insurance card(s) with you, as most insurances will cover the cost of the flu vaccines. For those not covered by an insurance listed below, there will be a cost of $15.00 for the seasonal flu vaccines and $38 for the High Dose. The following insurance is covered: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Celticare, Cigna, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, MassHealth, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood Health, Network Health, Tufts Health Plan and Unicare.

Please note, the Board of Health is now participating in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS), a new state mandated electronic immunization registry. For further information, you may visit the
MIIS website. Please wear short sleeves. For questions call the Board of Health
at 781-721-7121.

Nutritional Consultant Class

November 16, 2:00 p.m. Jenks Dining Room

Through the support of Cummings Foundation nutritionist Jessy McNeil, MSRD, LDN offers cutting-edge classes on nutrition. This month’s topic “Bountiful Fall Harvest” features tasty recipes using fall harvest foods.

The Council on Aging is very grateful to the Cummings Foundation for its continued support of education programs and lectures that encompasses topics such as health issues, senior finances, legal matters, entitlements and stress management to name a few.

Literary Lunch

Thursday, November 17, 11:30 a.m. McCall School

This month’s Literary Lunch book is The Boys on the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  According to the publisher, this book tells the "True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics." It is "A beloved story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate times, newly adapted for young readers." Eighth grade students will be joining the Jenks Seniors at the McCall Middle School Library for the event.

The Jenks Center thanks the Winchester Cooperative Bank for their support of this intergenerational program.

Eating Together

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.

You are invited to join the Eating Together Program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. Please sign up no later than Friday the week before you wish to attend. Space is limited so please call early at 781-721- 7136. Donation is $3.00. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. as well as 12:15 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please remember to cancel your lunch 24 hours in advance. Also, if you need a ride, ask to be put on the ride list when you sign up for lunch.

NOTE: It is important that you sign up for Eating Together the Friday before your dining date to ensure that we have a meal ready for you. We have space for only 30 people, so call early at 781-721-7136. Donation for the meal is $3.00. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation 24 hours ahead of time.

If you need a ride, ask to be put on the ride list when you sign up for lunch. The Salter van will pick you up and take you home.

The menu for this month is: