Marion Council on Aging

New Programs:

“Easy Yoga”: Beginning March 7 at 10:45 am. This is seated and standing only. Come try this free 12-week class at 13 Atlantis Drive, Marion.

IKEA: March 26. Pick up begins at 10:00 am. Space is limited.

Free tax assistance for elders who have simple tax returns. Call for appointment.

Ongoing programs:

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 are $45. 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.

Public Health Nurse: Nurse is available for health consultation; blood pressure and glucose monitoring; wound assessment; and routine adult vaccinations on Mondays at Town House 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: Call for appointment.

Social Day Program: Monday – Friday at 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 access the newsletter on our website.

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 Work: Outreach Worker is available to meet in your home or at the COA office at Town House to assist with information, referrals, or assistance with applications. Call for appointment. Emergency Funds for Marion residents in need of emergency services such as food, fuel, utilities, and medications.

Speaker Series: March 5, Sharing the Harvest. Learn how you can help feed our neighbors in need. Noon at the Police Station.

Book Delivery: 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. Call the Fairhaven Senior Center at 508-979-4029, 229 Huttleston Avenue, to sign up.

Movies: Marion Music Hall at 7:00 pm. Free Admission. March 14: Quiet Man; April 4: Easter Parade; May 9: Viva Las Vegas.

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