Saturday, October 24, 2020

Franklin Senior Center: Email Blast October 23, 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful colors Mother Nature is bringing to the area. There is nothing quite like a hike in the crisp air through crunching colorful leaves!

Franklin Senior Center: Email Blast October 23, 2020

Staying Connected

Link to the Senior Center -

Link to the Senior Center Calendar -

Link to Franklin Matters -

Link to the Town's webpage -

Next Friday! 

October 30th 1:30pm - Healthy never Tasted So Good - Chef Edmond from The Enclave of Franklin will demo the steps to prepare a Seasonal Main course dish, focusing on Brain healthy ingredients and Super Foods. The menu includes Pasta Primavera with fresh seasonal vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, olives, carrots and herbs) in an olive oil, garlic sauce with grated Parmesan Cheese We will also have the Recipe and a sampling in "to-go" containers available for any attendees. Drive by Pick UP at the Enclave Friday afternoon for all attendees.  Email to attend RSVP Required by 10/27th.


Caregivers- The Alzheimer's Association's New England chapters have developed resources to help those with Alzheimer's, dementia and their caregivers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.  Click the link below for more information.

Chair Yoga for the spine.  6 gentle movements 

Paul Eugene Lantin Dance moves.  Fun and fitness at home! Mambo cha cha cha 


Relaxing piano music.  Soothes away stress, anxiety and helps you relax. 

The sound of music soundtrack with videos from the movie 

Just for Fun

Zinnia TV was created by Allyson Schrier, a dementia educator for her Husband who has early onset dementia.  Zinnia has hundreds of 5-10 minute videos, paced for those with various stages of dementia with topics ranging from gardening, skiing, dogs, and pretty much anything you can think of.  Videos can be watched independently and more specifically used for caregivers as conversation starters and a way to meaningfully engage. 


Life's unexpected moments 


Animals caught in the act 


Stubborn Home Owners 


Spectacular drone footage of Fall foliage in New England. 


Jeanne Robertson - Learning cursive...or not 

Abott and Costello "Who's on First" 

Kindness Matters

Unsung Hero - This is always one of my favorite reminders that kindness is not only for others but also for yourself. 

Homeless, Ex-Marine plays the piano on the streets.  Hear his incredible story. 

Attached you will find:

  • Donna's fun filled activity pages

  • Baking Cookies Crossword

  • Fall color/paint by number sheet

  • Harvest Moon Word Find


October special events -call the Franklin Senior Center, visit our website or check out the October newsletter for more details about these programs! 

  • Oct. 26th - Norfolk County Sheriff presents "Scams"

  • Oct. 26th - 2pm- Memory Cafe with Wayne Neon

  • Oct. 30th - 1:30pm- Healthy Never Tasted So Good - cooking demonstration and food pick up

October daily events - contact the senior center, visit our website or the newsletter for more details about our weekly offerings. 


  • Tele Bingo - call in game

  • Book Discussion Group (Page Turners) 1st Monday of the Month


  • Chair Exercises

  • Low Vision Support Group (1st and 3rd Tuesday)

  • Audio Book Club (2nd and 4th Tuesday)

  • Quarantini Time - Social cocktail group


  • Blood Pressure and Sugar screenings

  • Zumba gold

  • Wellness consults via phone

  • Medical equipment distribution and donations

  • Fibromyalgia support group (1st wed of the month)

  • Caregivers Support Group (2nd and 4th wed)


  • Chair exercise

  • Cardio strength and balance class

  • Current events discussion group


  • TOPS (Taking off pounds sensibly)

  • SUNSHINE group (supportive Day)

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

Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think might enjoy it.  If you want me to add someone to the email blast list just send me a message with their email in it. 


When searching for information about the Coronavirus, COVID-19 please use caution!  Unfortunately there are many false sites that contain viruses and malware that can threaten your computer.  Many look like real sites.  Your best bet is to go directly to the CDC, WHO or your local government page (links below).


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

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