To promote public safety resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, the Jenks Center will remain closed until further notice. Check our website for updates. The Jenks Center staff continues to operate with minimal coverage to support older adults in Winchester. Please call 781-721-7136 if you need assistance.
Watch This Very Informative Presentation
Annual Brennan Lecture: The Unfolding Story of the Coronavirus
Dr. Jeffrey Drazen reviews this world-wide concern as it unfolded—and as it continues to unfold. Dr. Drazen, MD is the NEJM Group Editor (New England Journal of Medicine), the chief of the Division of Medical Communications, physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Sponsored by The Brennan Family. Presented via WinCam on April 3, 2020.
Interesting Links to Explore While Sheltering-in-Place
Entertainment and Enrichment
Archie Richards Sing-a-long: https://vimeo.com/403704644
Broadway plays and musicals: www.broadwayhd.com
Coloring Pages for Adults: https://www.favecrafts.com/Adult-Coloring-Pages/Adult-Coloring-Pages-PDF
Daily opera from Vienna State Opera Archives: https://operawire.com/vienna-state-opera-to-offer-daily-live-streams-from-its-opera-archives/
Digital Safaris from Cincinnati Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/1366508220224019/
Download free books from NY public library: https://www.nypl.org/books-music-movies/ebookcentral
Exercise: www.youtube.com / Search: Fitness Blender, Sweaty Betty and other senior-focused exercise videos. The National Institute on Aging has a series called Go4Life, and the AARP offers fitness videos, too.
Exercise with Judy Whitney: Join Judy for several different exercise opportunities: yoga, floor, low impact, and more. http://winchesteraerobics.com/classes.html
Free cooking lessons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojZIgseX7Xo
Free Concerts from Neil Young: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAYS0AN31eA
Live eagle cams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eMBHKBVkos
Live video from Monterey Bay Aquarium:
Music Festivals online: List of musical concerts schedule
NPR Podcast: https://www.npr.org/podcasts
Paintings online from Paris museums: http://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/en
Rapunzel's Toolkit: https://tinyurl.com/tdul2la
Winchester Public Library: E-Books & Audio Collection Available using: Overdrive Hoopla tumble books. Contact the reference desk- 781-721-7171 ext 320.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors/CDC grant-funded Walk with Ease Hub for Massachusetts (https://springfield.edu/walk-with-ease). The Arthritis Foundation has an online tool on their website that includes videos of the Walk With Ease exercises and a tracking tool. Participants access it at this URL
Home Delivered Meals
Cornucopia Foods: http://cornufoods.com/
Supplies home cooked meals for seniors and the disabled through program called Senior Family. We serve the following Communities Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester, Wakefield, Everett.
Fresh Direct: https://www.freshdirect.com/
Heart to Home Meals: Delivered Frozen Meals https://hearttohomemeals.com/
Meals on Wheels Winchester: https://www.jenkscenter.org/jenks-nutrition
call (781) 729-3353 or email us. During corona- call Mike Toomey, coordinator directly 781-720-8353- $4.25/day- Five Days a week. Meal includes an Entrée, Vegetable and starch – bag with milk, Juice, salad, dessert, and a bread.
Stop and Shop Pea Pod Delivery: 800-573-2763 https://www.peapod.com/
Supper Club: https://www.thesupper-club.com/
Winchester Health Department/Got Lunch: Boxed Lunches for families in need & other food assistance 781 856-8700 Dot Butler
Winchester Pharmacy Delivery Service: www.winchesterrx.com
Phone: 781-570-2320: firstname.lastname@example.org
CVS Care Pass Med Delivery: https://www.cvs.com/carepass/join
www.Medisafe.com reminds users to take their medications,
www.CareZone.com/home allows you to refill prescriptions.
Caregiver Support: www.LotsaHelpingHands.com
Dear Winchester Senior Citizens,
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Ben Burns and I am a Winchester High School student. Social distancing can be lonely, especially for senior citizens who cannot risk leaving their homes during this time. To combat this loneliness, I have been working with local community organizations to create GenLynk™, a program that connects senior residents to local community volunteers through telephone and videochat conversations. My goal is to match each registered senior resident with a volunteer based on preference selections in the sign-up form. This “buddy system” allows volunteers to maintain contact with the senior they are matched with. Callers can tell each other jokes, read a book, sing a song, or just have some lighthearted conversation. It is crucial that we provide our seniors with company in this time of need.
Do you want to be involved with GenLynk™? In the form below, you can select your desired commitment level, ranging from two calls per month to daily calls. Seniors can sign up using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPX43ax7qno8llV1aE_bcncZIdjqsNBICAQXjvHKdeLaj9Tw/viewform?usp=sf_link
If you have any questions, please email .