Saturday, July 17, 2021

Franklin Senior Center: Email Blast - July 16, 2021

Hello Everyone!

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 Franklin Observer - 

Link to Mass.Gov COVID - 

We need your help Celebrating and honoring Franklin's Oldest resident!  Mr. Walter Zinchuk, born on July 19, 1917 will be celebrating his 104th birthday.

Walter, along with his late wife Alta, purchased their Franklin home in 1958, where they raised four children. Mr. Zinchuk who is a World War II Veteran, served in New Guinea and Australia as a combat engineer. Walter received the Boston Post Cane which represents the oldest Franklin resident, and holds the title proudly! Walter is a very young 104, actively participating in various activities at Benchmark Senior Living.

To celebrate this amazing gentleman, a gathering is planned for Sunday, July 18th at 1:30 p.m. at Benchmark Senior Living, Forge Hill Road, Franklin. We are asking Franklin residents to "participate" in Mr. Zinchuk's birthday celebration by mailing a birthday card to:

Mr. Walter Zinchuk c/o Benchmark Senior Living

4 Forge Hill Road

Franklin, MA 02038

Our goal is for Walter to receive 104 birthday cards. Please help us make Walter's birthday a memorable one!!


Chair stretches to help eliminate back pain 

Daily SilverSneakers meditation 

20 minute indoor walking for seniors - boost your step count 


Beethoven's fifth symphony performed by body percussion! 

Typewriter Brandenburger Symphoniker (music starts at about 1.30 in) 

Just for Fun

90 Year old figure skater 


"Solar kids" 2 brothers who suffer from paralysis when the sun goes down. 43 min documentary 


Franklin, MA past and presented by Joe Landry through Franklin Matters


Changing the hallway prank 

Kindness Matters

Girl thrives as an amputee gymnast 

Housecalls to homeless people in Venice Beach 

Upcoming Events email to attend unless noted otherwise.


9:00 Hairdresser/Barber 

9:30 Italian Conversation 

9:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 

1:00 American MahJong 

1:00 Chair Volleyball 

1:15 Movie: "Indian Horse" 

6:00 Cribbage 


9:00 Cribbage 

9:30 Busy Bees 

9:30 Low Impact w Shirley $3 

9:30 Hand & Foot Cards 

10:00 Virtual Chair w Judith 

10:00 Manicures $10 by appt. 

11:00 Cardio, Strength $3 1:00 Bingo 

1:00 Audio Book Club (Phone) 

1:00 Cribbage Instruction 

1:00 Quilting 

1:00 Chess 

1:00 Mindful Movements $3 

5:00 Quarantini Time zoom


8:30 Blood Pressure & Sugar 

9:30 SHINE 

9:45 Chair Yoga $3 

10:00 Knitting 

10:00 Scrabble 

10:00 Asian MahJong 

11:00 Zumba $3 

1:00 Chair Volleyball 

1:00 Line Dancing 

1:00 Senior Scribblers 

1:00 Bridge 

1:00 Hairdresser by appt. 

3:00 Exploring Nantucket RESCHEDULED new date TBD

4:00 Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group


8:30 Blood Pressure & Sugar 

9:00 Cribbage 

9:30 Busy Bees 

9:30 Bocce Ball 

9:30 Low Impact w Shirley $3 

10:00 Virtual Chair w /Judith 

10:00 Discussion Group: with The Franklin Police Chief 

11:00 Cardio, Strength $3 

11:00 Balance Class w Trish 

12:30 Painting Space 

1:00 Medical Safety with Hypertension & Diabetes 

1:00 Bingo 

1:15 Tai Chi $3 

1:30 Franklin Matters Q&A with Steve Sherlock


9:30 Hand & Food Cards 

10:00 Woodcarving 

11:00 Sunshine Zoom Group 

12:00 T.O.P.S. 

1:00 Pokeno

Attached you will find: Donna's Fun filled activity pages

Rain rain go away, we are ready for some sun again!


Ariel Doggett

Virtual Program Coordinator
Respite Coordinator
Supportive Day Coordinator

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

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