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Learn How the Okinawans Lived Over 100 on June 10

May 28, 2015 09:56AM ● By Ashley Springman

Tewksbury Senior Center

The Memorial Day Parade was again a great success.  I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped to assemble and disassemble the floats.  I would also like to thank Dennis Sheehan for providing the flatbeds and drivers so that we can participate in the Parade.  It was so nice to have so many participants on our float this year.  Thank you so much for all you do! 

Tickets are now available for the following trips:

June 17, 2015: Hampton Beach, Continentals. $15 per person

July 8, 2015: Fosters Lobster, Isle of Shoals. $97 per person

July 22, 2015 Boston Duck Tour, Lunch at Fire & Ice. $62 per person

Aug  19, 2015 Essex Steam Train, Connecticut River. $89 per person

The men’s group will be meeting on Thursday May28th at 9AM at the Senior Center.   All men 60+ are welcome.

The Upscale Consignment Boutique will hold its “Intake of Items Day” on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 2- 6 PM.  The Boutique is open during intake and is a good time to shop and you just never know what you will find. New consignors are always welcome!

New on June 2nd we will be introducing our new “50’s And Fit” exercise class.  This fitness class is for individuals who cannot come to the classes we offer during the daytime hours.  Those aged 50 through 60 years old and those aged 60+ who are still working are welcome! The class will be on Tuesday Evenings from 5 to 6PM.  Class includes cardio, stretching, strength training, yoga and ends with meditation so that you can go home relaxed and get a good night’s sleep.  The cost is $3 per class.  You must bring your own yoga mats.  The class is taught by a certified instructor.  Why not come down and try it out!  Contact Jan Conole if you are interested in signing up at 978-640-4482.

The next foot care clinic will be held on Thursday June 4th.  At this time that clinic is full.  Call the office 978-640-4482 and speak to Jan to be put on the waitlist or to be scheduled for a future date.

The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held on Friday June 5th from 9:30 – 11:00 AM  at the Senior Center.  This group is open to all ages so please come and join us for this group.  This group is intended for those with Parkinson’s disease and those individuals may be accompanied by a loved one.  There will be refreshments served.

The Silvertone’s will hold its next monthly dance at the Senior Center on Friday, June 19th  beginning at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door. Why not come on down and listen to the great big band sounds of our in-house band.

On Wednesday, June 10, 9:45-11:00 Tricia Silverman RD, LDN, MBA will be presenting on the Secrets of the Okinawans.  Discover the nutrition and lifestyle strategies that have helped the Okinawans enjoy the world's highest population of centenarians (those living at 100 years of age or older). Join her as as she shares healthy practices that can help you boost your health and perhaps add healthy happy years to your life! See shocking amounts of sugar in common American foods, and learn how decreasing processed foods in the diet can contribute to longevity.

A breakfast benefit hosted by the Friends of the Elderly, will be held on Sunday June 14th  from 7:30-11:00AM at the Senior Center.  All proceeds from this breakfast will be used to benefit the Senior Citizen participation in the Memorial Day Parade. Menu will include: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, homefries, toast & beverages.  Adults are $8, children 6-12 are $4; Children 5 and under are free. Public Welcome!

The MS Support Group will hold their monthly meeting on June 15th at 10AM.  There will be a guest speaker Caitlyn Dione, RN, BSN.  Caitlyn will be informing us about new medications available for MS.  This group is open to all ages so please come and join us for this group.  

On June 15th we will be having a Cootie Party at 12:30PM.  This game is lots of fun and open to everyone to play!

DJ Jon Mansfield will be back to the Senior Center for an afternoon dance on Monday, June 29, 2015.  Those who obtain a ticket by June 24th will have lunch included in the $6 ticket price.

There are EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS in our gift shop.  Burt’s Bees, Periwinkle Jewelry, Melissa and Doug children’s toys and some accessories to show your Red White and Blue.  Stop by to check us out!

Store Hours:
Upscale Consignment Shoppe:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM

Friday: 9:30 – 11:30 AM

 Gift Shop
 Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) contact the regional office at 978-946-1374.  

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