COVID-19 Updates



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.

Coronavirus Informational Link

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interesting Links to Explore While Sheltering-in-Place


Entertainment and Enrichment

Archie Richards Sing-a-long:


Broadway plays and musicals: 


Coloring Pages for Adults:


Daily opera from Vienna State Opera Archives:


Digital Safaris from Cincinnati Zoo: 


Download free books from NY public library:


Exercise: / 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. 


Exercise with Denise Austin:


Free cooking lessons:


Free Concerts from Neil Young:


Live eagle cams:


Live video from Monterey Bay Aquarium: 


Music Festivals online: List of musical concerts schedule


NPR Podcast:


Paintings online from Paris museums:


Rapunzel's Toolkit:


Virtual Museum Tours: 


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 ( 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 

Amazon Fresh:


Cornucopia Foods:

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:


Heart to Home Meals: Delivered Frozen Meals




Meals on Wheels Winchester:

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


Supper Club:


Winchester Health Department/Got Lunch: Boxed Lunches for families in need & other food assistance 781 856-8700 Dot Butler



Winchester Pharmacy Delivery Service: 

Phone: 781-570-2320:


CVS Care Pass Med Delivery:  reminds users to take their medications, allows you to refill prescriptions.




Caregiver Support: 


Phone-Pal Opportunity

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:

If you have any questions, please email

Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

Betty Friedan