The Council on Aging is pleased to report that it will be awarded continued funding from the Cummings Foundation for a third year to provide services to seniors for transportation, energy efficiency, nutrition and educational programs to promote positive outcomes for seniors. The COA was awarded a total of $100,000 for five years as part of the Cummings Foundation “$100K for 100” funding. Installments of $20,000 are awarded contingent upon submission of annual reports to the foundation. We are very grateful to the Cummings Foundation for its continued support.
The Jenks Center and Council on Aging are pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Norton as Geriatric Social Worker.
Prior to joining us in Winchester, the Wilmington resident worked as the Somerville Council on Aging social worker for over ten years. She has clinical licensure and a Masters of Social Work degree along with affiliations with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mental Health and Aging Coalition. In addition to her geriatric background, Ms. Norton has worked with veterans and has substantial experience facilitating groups for caregivers, low vision, widows/widower and veterans. Suzanne commented that she is “so happy to join the Jenks Center COA team and looks forward to getting to know Winchester residents.”
Thursday, August 11, 9:30 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: During the summer months, the Keep Well Clinic is only scheduled once each month. Do not forget to mark your calendars. The regular, twice-monthly will resume in September.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.
The “Eating Together Program” is a partnership between the Winchester Council on Aging and Minuteman Senior Services that presents an opportunity for seniors to socialize with peers in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while enjoying good food. The newly renovated Jenks Center has a sun-filled cafe and dining area overlooking the pond with easy access to the Town center and bus transportation. It is a friendly and welcoming group who attend regularly. Currently the program has the capacity to serve up to 24 diners and it will be increased to 30 patrons in August.
The program is seeking more seniors, in particular those seniors who are younger in their 60’s and 70’s. Whether it is lunch out with the ladies – a chance for men to get a good meal in a comfortable setting after a round of golf – or couples who are tired of preparing lunch every day, we would love to have you participate and get to know us.
We offer two seatings, which we hope provides an opportunity for more of you to join us at Eating Together, and that it will also make it a more convenient and pleasurable experience. Although you can sign up for either seating, those coming on the Salter Van should sign up for the 11:30 a.m. seating because the van departs at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
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:
The COA is fortunate to be able to use the Mount Vernon House van to transport our seniors on shopping trips. We hope that you will sign up because we want the Mount Vernon House to know we appreciate this gift. The following trips are scheduled for this month:
NOTE: Please call (781) 369-9105 to MAKE A RESERVATION AT LEAST TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE. This number will connect you directly with our Transportation Coordinator. Please leave a message.
All trips are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. You will be notified by phone if a trip that you signed up for is cancelled.