Marion Council on Aging Programs

New Program at the Marion Council on Aging begins January 6 at 10:45 am at the Atlantis Drive Facility, Marion. “Silver Sneakers” Yoga. This is free for Silver Sneakers members (check with your health care provider) or $4.00 per class. This 45-minute class will improve your strength, balance and endurance. Class will be held on Mondays and Fridays.

            Health & Wellness: YMCA – Tuesdays and Thursdays – pick up at 10:00 am and return at 12:30 pm. Scholarships are available.

            Step & Stretch: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 -2:00 pm at the Rochester COA. Transportation provided.

            Senior Stretch: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am at First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Sponsored by Friends of Marion Visiting Nurse. 10 week sessions $45.00. (Try once for free). Sign up for one, two or three days.

            Low Impact Aerobics: Mondays and Fridays at Atlantis Drive Facility from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Cardio, strength, flexibility $4.00.

            Public Health Nurse: Nurse is available for health consultation, blood pressure and glucose monitoring, wound assessment and routine adult vaccinations on Mondays at Town Hall from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The nurse is available by appointment Tuesday – Friday.

            Meals On Wheels: Delivered daily to home-bound elders.

            Podiatry Clinic: Next clinic is February 24. Call for appointment.

            Social Day Program: Monday – Friday to the Fairhaven Social Day Program. Pick up begins at 7:45 am, and return is at 2:30 pm.

            Medical Equipment: Walkers, bath seats, commodes, etc. Free loan.

            Friendship Table: Free meal at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, first and third Thursdays at the Congregational Church Community Center at 5:00 pm.

            Shine Counselor (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders): Call the COA for appointment.

            Drug Disposal: Drop off at the Police Station. No liquids.

            Newsletter On Line: Please send your email address to: You may also go to our website and access the newsletter on line.

            Transportation: You must call at least 48 hours in advance.

            Medical Appointments: Wareham area Monday am and Thursday pm; Dartmouth and New Bedford Monday pm and Thursday am; Plymouth on the fourth Tuesday of the month; Boston on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

            Shopping: Every Wednesday, Market Basket – pick up at 12:30 pm. Alternate Fridays to Shaws in Wareham and Fairhaven Marts, pick up 12:30 pm. Please arrange errands with the above schedule. Donations are appreciated.

            Outreach Worker: Outreach Worker is available to meet in your home or at the COA office at Town Hall to assist with information, referrals, or assistance with applications. Call for appointment. The building is handicap accessible via a ramp located at the rear of the building. Emergency Funds for Marion residents in need of emergency services such as food, fuel, utilities, medications.

            Speaker Series: Tom Joyce will present an overview of what happens when you call 9-1-1. Come learn how to be better prepared before you call. Noon at the Police Station.

            Book Delivery: The COA is collaborating with the Elizabeth Taber Library to offer free delivery of books to home-bound residents. Please call the library at 508 748-1252.

            Legal Assistance: The second Thursday of the month. Basic legal advice. Appointments are needed.

            LGBT Supper Club: LGBT Supper Club, for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender seniors on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 5:00 -7:00 pm. Suggested donation $3.00. Call the Fairhaven Senior Center, 229 Huttleston Avenue, to sign up at 508-979-4029.

            Movies: Music Hall at 7:00 pm. Free Admission. January 10: All the President’s Men; February 7: How the West Was Won; March 14: Quiet Man

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