Saturday, September 5, 2020

Franklin (MA) Senior Center: Email Blast - Sep 4, 2020

Hello Everyone!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

Staying Connected

Link to the Senior Center -

Link to the Senior Center Calendar -

Link to Franklin Matters -

Link to the Town's webpage -

September Events

September 10th 1:30-2:45: Tips for Dementia Caregiving at home. Due to COVID-19, there are fewer supports outside the home for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Many caregivers had to quickly change their daily routines and take on longer hours of hands-on care. In this free online session, we will  provide tips, resources, and strategies from Community VNA's Alzheimer's Assistance Program  invite caregivers to share their experiences  recommend activities for loved ones living with dementia Register Now: Or call 774.203.1307 (see attached flyer as well)

Tuesday Sept 22nd at 10am - TALK FRANKLIN MATTERS with our favorite Franklinite, Steve Sherlock. Via zoom, email for the link to attend. 

Metrowest Memory Cafe schedule 

We are excited to be able to bring you a Memory Cafe EVERY MONDAY starting Sept. 14th! What better way to start off your week then with friendship and music!

Monday Sept. 14th at 2pm - "Time Out Cafe" hosted by Better Day - email for the link to attend. 

Monday Sept. 21st at 2pm - "Grateful Moments Cafe" hosted by Right At Home - email for the link to attend. Sing along to your favorite 70s songs!

Musician Pam Steinfeld recreates the age of the singer/songwriter.  She brings the songs of James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, Eagles, etc. to life - on guitar, piano, and vocals.  An award-winning singer/songwriter herself, Pam peppers the show with anecdotes about the artists, songwriters, and often lyrical meaning behind the songs.  Come join the party!

Wednesday Sept. 30th at 11am - Memory Cafe hosted by Franklin Senior Center.  Featuring the engaging, toe tapping, get up and dance, sing along with us music of Howie Newman.  Email for the link to attend ALL memory cafes if you aren't already on the list. (date changed for Yom Kippur)


7 minute easy yoga routine

Low Impact cardio workout - use a chair if necessary - 15 minutes

Stayin Alive, chair disco yoga dance.  We haven't done this one in a long time!


Lets mix things up a bit - Classic Rock, the greatest hits of the 60's, 70's and 80's! Over an hour and a half of music that's sure to bring back memories and get your moving.

22 musicals in 12 minutes!  This is FANTASTIC!!!

Just for Fun

Cows love music - bet you didn't know this!


Colorado viewed by drone - BEAUTIFUL!


BREATHTAKING drone footage of 3 canyons in Utah.  Shot in 4k


Everyone knows that a dog is man's best friend, so what better way to show your canine some love then with a cold brew?  Busch has created and just launched the first ever Dog Brew.  Who knew this was a necessary thing!


Jeanne Robertson - You don't know Garth Brooks?

Mary Maxwell - Funny prayer about getting old  …..wait for it!

Funny animal videos

Kindness Matters

A little motivational reminder

5 acts of kindness that changed history (article not video) 

Kindness boomerang 

Attached you will find:

  1. Donna's Fun filled activity sheets

  2. Flyer for the upcoming "Tips for Dementia Caregiving at Home"

  3. Paint/color by number mushrooms

Love, virtual hugs and good health to you all!  We are still here for you!  Please feel free to email Donna and I with questions, concerns or just to check in!

Ariel & Donna

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For those of you who attend our Memory Cafe events I invite you to learn more about attending a VIRTUAL Memory Cafe through Zoom!  There are many options to choose from.

Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator

"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll
There is no act of kindness too small

Franklin (MA) Senior Center: Email Blast - Sep 4, 2020
Franklin (MA) Senior Center: Email Blast - Sep 4, 2020

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