The senior center staff will respond to phone calls and emails, though we may not be able to respond immediately. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns at 978-443-3055 or [email protected] You may also check our website at http://sudburyseniorcenter.org and the town website at http://sudbury.ma.us for up-to-date information.
July Movie: Showing the movie Quartet, rated PG, 1 hour 40 minutes at 12:30 p.m. July 16. A trio of retired opera singer’s annual celebration of Verdi’s birthday sours when their estranged fourth member shows up but refuses to sing. Tensions rise and diva drama erupts. Open to the first 15 people that sign up by calling Tia Kelly at 978-443-3055.
Ride Hailing 101 Workshop via Zoom: 12:30 p.m. July 27. Learn how to use Uber at the Ride Hailing 101 workshop. Marie Foster from the TRIPPS program, and Jane Gould, a transportation planner and author of “Aging in Suburbia,” will introduce participants to ride-sharing using Uber, answer questions, and help you download the app (for those with a smartphone). If you plan on downloading the Uber app, please have your Apple ID or Google password. To register for this program contact Venetia Kelly at [email protected] or call 978-443-3055. A Zoom link will be emailed to you a day before the workshop.
Money Management Program: BayPath is offering a money management program to assists people 60 and over, as well as people with disabilities who have difficulty managing their day-to-day finances. Clients benefit from free assistance with bill-paying, budgeting, reading mail and advocating with service providers. With the support of BayPath’s Money Management volunteers, elders receive the targeted help they need for improved stability and prolonged independence. Certain income and asset guidelines may apply. Volunteers are background checked, trained and supervised by BayPath staff. If you want to sign up or have further question regarding this program, please call Sue from BayPath at 508-573-7241.
Dial a-Ride: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rides are also available to Framingham to catch the Boston Hospital Shuttle on Tuesdays: early morning, return midday or early evening.
If you’re a registered van rider, please call the MWRTA call center at 508-820-4650, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to schedule a ride. Reservations must be made at least two business days in advance.
Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, will be registering new participants she can be reached at [email protected] or 978-639-3268.
9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, every other week until Aug. 4. Throughout America’s storied history, thousands of books have claimed the term “bestseller” in one form or another. In this course, you will learn how the works have performed many functions in American culture. The schedule is as follows:
Please contact Chery Finley to register at 978-639-3269 or email [email protected]
Walk Massachusetts Challenge: Lace up your sneakers, the Walk Massachusetts Challenge is back until Sept. 30. This year features more walking options and more prizes! With five individual goals, there’s a challenge for everyone, from walking 65 days to walking 692,000 steps, each tied to a fun Massachusetts fact. And 10 lucky people will win a $50 Visa gift card, 25 people a $25 Amazon gift card and 50 people a $10 Dunkin’ gift card.
What’s in it for you? For each person who completes the challenge, your COA gets entered into a drawing to win up to $1,000 for future programming! Please sign up at http://mcoaonline.com/walkma. If you have any questions, please email Lynn from Mass Councils on Aging at [email protected]
Baypath Elder Services’ LGBTQ+ Initiative: Baypath Elder Services is committed to providing and promoting informed, respectful and welcoming services to MetroWest’s rainbow community, particularly older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers. From offering LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings to organizations, agencies and community groups, to helping LGBTQ+ older adults find information, support and get connected with services, to hosting intergenerational conversations with weekly online events, we are here to invite everyone to join us and be fully present as their whole, wonderful, authentic self!
LGBTQ+ Initiative Coordinator, Julie Nowak (she/they) can be reached at our confidential helpline, 508-573-7288, direct line with voicemail, or [email protected] Julie is always happy to help others find information, resources and support groups for the rainbow community.
Dementia Friendly Sudbury Action Team: Dementia Friendly Sudbury Action Team is working to make our community more welcoming to residents with dementia and their families. Dementia Friendly Sudbury strives to create a community that addresses the needs of our residents, advocating for dementia awareness and providing services, programs and public spaces that support people with dementia and their care partners. Each dementia friendly community is different, but all dementia friendly communities share these goals:
• To make their community inclusive, welcoming those touched by dementia to continue to be active, contributing citizens.
• To be informed, safe and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families and caregivers
• To provide supportive options that provide quality of life
• To foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in community and engage and thrive in day to day living
The team has also begun offering Dementia Information Sessions to town staff and community members, as well as outreach on Dementia Friendly efforts to the business community. It only takes an hour to become a Dementia Friend, and from there it’s up to you how you turn your new understanding into action.
Low Vision Support Group: We are happy to share that our low vison participants will be meeting in person at the senior center. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. You must sign-up in advance by calling the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055. If you have any questions, please contact outreach/information specialist, Ana Cristina Oliveira at 978-639-3268.
Goodnow to Go: Goodnow to Go is a collaboration with the Sudbury Senior Center to supply library materials to Sudbury residents unable to travel to the library.
This service will be provided free of charge to Sudbury residents of private homes, apartment buildings or assisted living facilities who are unable to travel to the library due to a temporary or permanent disabling condition. You will need a library card in good standing to participate. If you do not have one, we will help you with the process of obtaining one.
A senior center volunteer will deliver materials to locations and return them to the library when circulation period expires. Materials will be selected by patron or by patron in discussion with Goodnow Library staff or senior center volunteer. Patrons wishing to use this service will fill out our Goodnow to Go form, indicating their relevant information and material preferences. You may return this form to the Goodnow Library in person, by email at [email protected], or mail it c/o Michael Briody to Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.
Deliveries and pick-ups will occur approximately every two weeks. Reminder notices will be provided if desired. Contact: Michael Briody, [email protected], 978-440-5535 or Janet Lipkin at 978-639-3223.
Uber Clinic Technology Support, New Program: Clinic hours are from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays. To offer assistance to those learning how to use Uber, we offer step-by-step instructions in the new Uber Community Service Guide created by Senior Center volunteers Jason Robbins and Dan Travis. If interested in being emailed this guide, contact the Senior Center or refer to our website. For additional support, we are excited to offer 30-minute time slots in our “Uber Clinics,” staffed by the Senior Center’s Technology Support Volunteers who will assist clients with issues relating to how to download and use the Uber application on his/her smartphone for use in the subsidized Go Sudbury! Uber Program. This support can be given by phone or remotely, and is by appointment only. To register for a one-on-one consultation with a volunteer, please contact the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055.
Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program: We are delighted to share that the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission of Massachusetts is extending its emergency taxi grant funding, likely through December. The town of Sudbury has received sufficient funding to provide several rides per week (including wheelchair accessible vehicles). Both Tommy’s Taxi (Framingham) and JFK Transportation (Natick) will be used. This limited taxi rides program will be focusing on non-COVID-19 related healthcare appointments and vaccination appointments.
Similarly, residents must meet one of the following qualifications: 50 years of age or older; 18 years of age or older with a disability that limits driving; active-duty military or veteran of the armed forces; resident with financial need; or essential worker requiring transportation for work.
The ride service area is within Sudbury and up to 25 miles outside of Sudbury. All rides must begin or end in Sudbury. Service is provided to the Logan Express Shuttle in Framingham, but not to Logan Airport.
For more information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, at [email protected] or 978-639-3268.
Go Sudbury! Uber Rides: The Go Sudbury! Uber Rides program is also a grant-funded, temporary program for Sudbury residents who meet the same qualifications of the Go Sudbury! Taxi program mentioned above.
Transportation via Uber services and partially subsidized by the town of Sudbury is available for non-urgent healthcare and vaccination appointments, work, shopping and accessing community resources. There are three geographic areas in which transportation can be provided, each with a nominal copay per one-way ride: within Sudbury, $1 per ride; to/from towns contiguous to Sudbury, $2 per ride; and to/from destinations up to 25 miles outside of Sudbury, $10 per ride.
You must have a private account with Uber on your smartphone for this service. Approved rides will be ordered via your Go Sudbury supplemental account, and the applicable copayments will be deducted from your personal credit card account with Uber.
After you are approved as a Go Sudbury program participant, Uber will send you an activation email; once you are activated, you can begin using these services for the approved destinations.
For more information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, at [email protected] or 978-639-3268.
Sudbury Connection Van Service Update: the Sudbury Connection Wheelchair Accessible Van Service, offered in conjunction with the Metro West Regional Transit Authority, will be running five days a week (excluding holidays). If you are a registered rider, please call the MWRTA Reservation Center at 508-820-4650, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Reservations must be made at least two business days in advance, and up to two weeks in advance. Holidays are not business days. Please have first appointment start at 9:15 a.m. or later if possible, and the last appointment start at 2:30 p.m. or earlier so that drivers have time for cleaning protocols before and after van service.
If you would like to register, please contact the Senior Center (or MWRTA) for an application. When your application is approved you will set up a debit account for van fees. Van fees are $1 in town; $2 out of town for a one-way ride.
Please note: appointments will be made on a first come, first serve basis and medical appointments take priority over shopping and errands, which may be changed at the discretion of the Senior Center director and or the outreach/ information specialist. Screening people who have been fully vaccinated is still necessary.
Please see schedule below:
Mondays and Fridays: Rides for medical/dental appointments as well as grocery shopping and pharmacy trips, including medical appointments in Concord, Wayland, Marlborough and Framingham.
Tuesdays: Rides for local medical appointments, grocery shopping and errands.
Wednesdays: Rides for medical/dental appointments, as well as grocery shopping and pharmacy trips, including medical appointments in Concord, Wayland, Marlborough and Framingham.
Thursdays: Rides for local medical appointments, grocery shopping and errands.
Fridays: Rides for medical/dental appointments as well as grocery shopping and pharmacy trips, including medical appointments in Concord, Wayland, Marlborough and Framingham.
If you need additional information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, outreach specialist, at [email protected] or 978-639-3268.
Medicare Questions? SHINE can Help: The Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone on Medicare program offers free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. To schedule a SHINE phone appointment, call the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055. For other SHINE related matters, call 800-243-4636, ext. 4. There will be a webinar on June 23 called Welcome to Medicare Virtual Event. If you’re new to Medicare, this free event is for you! To register go to shiphelp.org.
Sudbury Senior Trips: The following trips are being offered by Best of Times:
• Penn Dutch Country, New Hit Show with Queen Ester: Sept. 21-24. Sign up by using this link https://tri.ps/2EX2H
• Simon Pearce Glassblowing and King Arthur Fall Foliage: Oct. 7. Sign up by using this link https://tri.ps/UrpDo
• Yesterday Once More: with ABBA, The Carpenters, The 5th dimension, The Mamas and the Papas all in one show on Nov. 18. Sign up by using this link, https://tri.ps/ozoJY
If you have any questions or need further information, please email Joe Bausk at [email protected] or call him at 978-443-8963.
Turn the Page Book Group: 1 p.m. July 21 via Zoom. This month’s book is: “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger. To join the group please email Sharon Wilkes at [email protected] or call 978-443-3055.
Legal Clinic: Have a legal question? Schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation on the second Tuesday of the month at the Sudbury Senior Center. All clinics are from 1 to 3 p.m. Our volunteer Elder Law attorneys are Denise Yurkofsky, Arthur Bergeron and Cathleen Summers. They can help with estate planning, financial issues, Medicaid/Mass Health legal questions. Contact the Sudbury Senior Center at 978- 443-3055 or [email protected]
Chair Yoga on Zoom with Rebecca Reber: Class takes place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays. Join Rebecca for a gentle and relaxing class, with stretching and range of motion exercises. Yoga is excellent for loosening tension and maintaining range of motion for the joints. The cost of an eight-week class is $15. Class price will be partially supported by funds from the Friends of Sudbury Senior Citizens, Inc. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected] Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. It is important that we have your correct email address, and phone number and mailing address for the Fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day before the class.
Class takes place at 9:15 a.m. Thursdays. Join Derry Tanner, retired nurse, fellow Sudbury resident and certified personal trainer, for Stay Active and Independent for Life. SAIL is a 45-minute safe and effective fitness class for adults 65 and older. Research-tested strength, balance and flexibility exercises will make you stronger, help you feel better and improve your balance. All you need to participate is comfortable clothing, a sturdy chair and light weights if you have them. The cost of an eight-week class is $15. Class price will be partially supported by funds from the Friends of Sudbury Senior Citizens Inc. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected] Please mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. It is important that we have your correct email address, and phone number and mailing address for the fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day before the class.
Tai Chi via Zoom: T’ai Chi with instructor Jon Woodward from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Cost of the eight-week class is $15. Sign up now, spots are available! Class price will be partially supported by funds from the Friends of Sudbury Senior Citizens Inc. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected] You may mail your check to the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. It is important that we have your correct email address and phone number as well as your mailing address for the fitness waiver form. The Zoom link and password will be sent to you a day or two before the class.
The Symphony, part one: The Great courses DVD series “The Symphony” will be shown from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Professor Robert Greenberg will narrate one 45-minute lecture each week through July 13. Please register by emailing Chery Finley at [email protected]
Senior Center Email List: To receive the Sudbury Senior Center newsletter and updates via email, visit the town website at https://sudbury.ma.us. Click on “Email Lists” then “Email Groups.” Enter your name and email address, click on “Senior Center News and Information.” We are also happy to help you sign up for emergency notifications, just contact us at 978-443-3055 or [email protected]
Virtual Caregiver Support Group via Zoom: Support Groups develop a sense of community through shared feelings and experiences. People feel connected with one another which can assist them in addressing their personal concerns and their need to ask questions. People feel comfortable to have a good laugh and rejuvenate through inspiring, and often comical stories that are shared between members. Come join us if you’re caring for a loved one with memory loss. We are meeting via Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. To register, call the senior center at 978-443-3055 or email Ana Cristina Oliveira at [email protected]
Legal Education Talks on SudburyTV: Sudbury TV will show Elder Law at 4 p.m. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Check future newsletters as well as the SudburyTV schedule, for announcement of programs, from Attornies Bergeron, of Mirick O’Connell; Cathleen Summers, of Generations Law Group; and Denise Yurkofsky, of Wayland. Contact the Senior Center at [email protected] or call 978-443-055 if you have any questions.
Grocery Shopping Volunteers Needed: We are in need of Grocery Shopping volunteers to food shop on a weekly basis for their matched senior in the town who does not have family or neighbors that can do it for them. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. If interested in applying to become a volunteer, please contact Janet Lipkin, 978-639-3223; [email protected]
Multigenerational Poster Project, Special Places: The Sudbury Senior Center is beginning a new intergenerational poster project in collaboration with the Goodnow Library. We want to create a way for all ages to come together to share and compare experiences. The goals of this project are to represent experiences all ages have shared over the past year, to represent our diverse community based on the range of ages, types of experiences and diverse identities, and to highlight the importance of “place” that we often take for granted. To participate in the project, the steps are simple. Access the link at https://bit.ly/3bW51qb. When you click the link, the questions and information about the purpose appears. You then fill in your responses (a few words or as long as you like). Then click “submit.” Responses will go to Goodnow Librarian Joanne Lee and she will add each response to the poster. The poster will appear on the library webpage for others to read and respond to. No email addresses are sent when you send your response. Just the response you shared. For more detailed information, email Judy Battat at [email protected]