Saturday, March 6, 2021

Franklin Senior Center: Email Blast March 5, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Thirty-one years ago, Bruce McCandless II became the first person to conduct an untethered spacewalk. This iconic image was captured during a subsequent untethered EVA on Feb. 11, by NASA astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson. Photo Credit: NASA

Staying Connected

Link to the Senior Center -

Link to the Senior Center Calendar 

Link to Franklin Matters - and 

Link to the Town's webpage -

Link to Mass.Gov COVID - 

March 7, 2021, 3pm: Virtual Concert with percussionist Fabio Pirozzolo as part of the Friends of the Robbins Library Concert Series.  This will be a Facebook live event.  Go to:   or you can go directly to the Robbins Library facebook page. 


7 helpful hand exercises - For Parkinson's and to improve flexibility and dexterity  

Morning Qi Gong - 10 minute morning exercise 

Beginners Ballet for Balance and flexibility for Seniors 


2Cellos - Thunderstruck 

Automatica - robots vs. Music - Nigel Stanford 

The very first woodwind instrument dates back to more than 43,000 years ago. The first woodwind instrument was a flute carved from the thigh bone of a bear. ... Bone was a natural choice for a flute because after the marrow is extracted, the length of the bone is hollow.

Just for Fun

The Evolution of Dance 1920-2000's 

The Mars helicopter!!  Now on Mars! 

Mind bending optical illusions 


Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - Tim Urban 

Carol Burnett Show Outtakes - Tim Conway's Elephant Story (one of my personal favorites) 

Kindness Matters

The speech that brought the entire student body to tears - Motivational 

Upcoming Events email to attend unless noted otherwise.

*Monday at 1pm - Tele-bingo a call in bingo game.  Call the senior center for details

*Monday at 1pm - Meet the Sheriff - zoom

*Tuesday at 10am - Sen. Rausch - zoom

*Tuesday at 2pm - Palette Knife Class -you must be registered to attend

*Tuesday at 5pm - Quarantini Time a virtual, social, cocktail hour.

*Tuesday at 1pm - Audio Book Club- email 

*Wed. At 10am - Writers Group -zoom

*Wed. At 4pm - Caregivers Support Group - email to attend

*Thursday at 6:30pm- NAME THAT TUNE! - email to play

*Thursday  at 1pm - Tele Bingo call the Senior Center to play 508-520-4945

*Thursday at 10am - Discussion Group - zoom

*Friday at 11am - Sunshine Zoom - for members with memory loss. 1 hour of socialization,

 Games, exercise and activities.

Attached you will find Donna's fun filled activity pages

Love, virtual hugs and good health to you all!  Please feel free to email me with questions, concerns or just to check in!


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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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