Wishing all you Grandparents a very happy Grandparent's Day on September 13th!
Eighteen countries, in addition to the United States, celebrate some form of Grandparents Day as of 2020. In 1969, a young boy wanted the nation to share his love and appreciation for his grandparents. Nine-year-old Russell Capper decided to take his dream straight to the top and wrote to the president at the time, Richard Nixon. He asked if there could be a special day just for the celebration of grandparents and for that day to be recognized as a national holiday.
Link to the Senior Center - https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc
Link to the Senior Center Calendar -https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/day/2020-07-07
Link to Franklin Matters - https://www.franklinmatters.org/
Link to the Town's webpage - https://www.franklinma.gov/
*Schedule of Events is located at the bottom of this email.
Incorporating meditation into your bedtime routine is a great way to quiet your mind and relax your body to prepare for sleep. In fact, even leading sleep experts advocate the benefits of this practice for both reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improving the quality of sleep. Enjoy these options for deep relaxation for sleep.
Balance exercises with Cindy
Choirs got talent - a compilation of some of the best choirs performing
D-Day Darlings - We'll meet again
Luciano Pavarotti and James Brown - Duet, "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" WOW!!
Just for Fun
Felix Semper - Mind bending paper sculptures
Virtual hike through the Redwood Forest
Stairway to heaven in Austria - Would you do this?
7 most wonderful Natural phenomena
Hand clapping skit
Jeanne Robertson - What part of the South are you from?
Fred Klett - Women know things men don't
Train passengers sing Under the Rainbow. Would you join in if you were on the train?
A dying Puppy's rags to riches story
Queen's Guard making a 5 year old's wish come true
Attached you will find:
An apple a day activity page, word search and coloring page https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SigB9bl85jf8xiNdwoKU30DPBcqwMthQ/view?usp=sharing
Paint by number cowboy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mUzFFzQ1ofG3lkjZA8q4to9dJvDyXvcm/view?usp=sharing
Crossword puzzle - homemade bread https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aYxq51g1e1RDehZNbLpJxzT0-iDTCZlS/view?usp=sharing
Happenings in September
September 18th - Karen Alves's Retirement party
Every Tuesday at 5:30 pm Join us for Quarantini time. A fun social hour filled with friendly discussions. Bring your favorite beverage, sit back and chat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link to attend.
Memory Cafe - Sept. 14 & 21 at 2pm and Sept. 30th at 11am.
Curbside Cafe - Open M-F for curbside pick up lunches. (call ahead or order online)
WED., SEPT 9: PRINCESS DIANA DOCUMENTARY at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Diana: In her Own Words will be presented on Zoom and you can watch from home! To join, email: email@example.com
MON., SEPT 14 at 11am: PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB discusses Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen -email: judymurphy @verizon.net to attend
TUES., SEPT 15: 50+ JOB SEEKERS NETWORKING presents: SELF-ASSESSMENT, CAREER PATHWAYS & AGEISM at 10:00 a.m., on Zoom. To register, go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THURS., SEPT 17: SENIOR COFFEE HOUR WITH LOCAL & STATE OFFICIALS at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom. State Rep. Jeff Roy, Town Council members and T.A., Jamie Hellen will be available. To join, email: email@example.com
Tues. Sept. 22nd at 10am (note date change)- TALK FRANKLIN MATTERS with our favorite Franklinite, Steve Sherlock. Discuss Franklin and what is going on in our town. Via zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to attend.
WED., SEPT. 23: MY LIFE, MY HEALTH Chronic Disease Self Management at 1:00 p.m., on Zoom
TUES., SEPT 29: 50+ JOB SEEKERS NETWORKING presents: TURN YOUR RESUME INTO A MARKETING TOOL at 10am email email@example.com
WED., SEPT 30: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY with NURSE TRISH at 1:00 p.m. Positive emotions are linked with better health, longer life and greater well being. Learn ways to become more positive! This discussion will take place out-doors at the Center. Space is limited, call to sign up.
BOREDOM BAG PICKUP: We can send you games, books, puzzles, dvds, embroidery kits, yarn or fabric!
TELE-BINGO on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., starts Sept. 14, by conference call. We will send you what you need to play Bingo over the phone. Prizes can be picked up or mailed to you. Conference call-in number is: 508-208-8603. Just call to sign up.
CHAIR EXERCISE with Judith at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CARDIO, STRENGTH & BALANCE CLASS with Judith at 11:00 a.m. on ZOOM. Email: email@example.com
LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP (Conference Call) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Call the Senior Center for details to attend.
AUDIO BOOK CLUB (Conference Call) at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Senior Center to attend
QUARANTINI HOUR at 5:30 p.m. with Ariel on Zoom. Email: email@example.com
BLOOD PRESSURE & SUGAR TESTING with Nurse Trish by appointment only.
ZUMBA GOLD with Judith at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION & DONATIONS at 1:30 p.m. Please call to arrange pickup/drop off.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Call for more info.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Link to Caregivers guide https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center-and-council-aging/pages/companion-caregivers-respite
CHAIR EXERCISE with Judith at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. Email: email@example.com
CARDIO, STRENGTH & BALANCE CLASS at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT EVENTS DISCUSSION GROUP at 10:00 a.m on Zoom. Email Matt Rovendro at:
TOPS (TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS at 12:30
p.m., via Zoom. The group provides support and encouragement. Join us by emailing: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to attend.
Monday Sept. 21st at 2pm - "Grateful Moments Cafe" hosted by Right At Home Boston metro West and Seniors Helping Seniors - email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to attend ALL memory cafes if you aren't already on the list. (date changed due to Yom Kippur)
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.
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