Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester Senior Center will have a table at Coastline’s Annual Healthy Aging Fair at the Fairhaven Recreation Center on Friday, May 10. There will be various information booths, give aways, door prizes, free food, and more. All are welcome. The Rochester Senior Center van will be leaving the Rochester Senior Center at 9:30 am. Give us a call if you would like to reserve a spot on the van.

            Hanna and her team of helpers will prepare a delicious Special Luncheon on Monday, May 13at 12:00 pm. All are welcome. An anonymous donation of $5.00 is very much appreciated. Please call the Senior Center to sign-up or request a ride.

            The monthly Senior Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 14at 10:15 am at the Rochester Senior Center. All are welcome to attend. This group is led by Rochester’s Library Director. This month’s book is, The Pilot’s Wife, by Anita Shreve. Next month’s book is, Following Atticus, written by Tom Ryan. 

            The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) provides about 30 pounds of free, non-perishable food items monthly to financially eligible seniors. This month’s food distribution will take place on Wednesday, May 15from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Rochester Senior Center. Each participant must pick-up and sign for their food. Please remember to bring your own bags. Call the Rochester Senior Center to see if you qualify for this free service. Please note, this is a re-certification month.

            The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center are holing a fundraiser on Thursday, May 16at 5:30 pm. French meat pies, mashed potatoes with gravy, and strawberry chiffon pie will be served. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10.00. 

            The Rochester Senior Center’s next day trip is Friday, May 17. Guided tour of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT. Museum admission, guided tour, and lunch are included. Cost is between $15.50-18.00, depending on the number of participants. Please call the Senior Center for details and reservations. 

            Join the Friends’ of the Rochester Senior Center for a Tea Party on Saturday, May 18from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Bring your grandchild, sisters, daughters or aunts and your favorite tea cup. Donations will be accepted. Please call the Senior Center to make your reservations.

            Mike and Ann are preparing a Special Luncheon on Monday, May 20at 12:00 pm. Please call to make a reservation. A $5.00 anonymous donation is requested. Everyone is welcome to attend.

            There will be a presentation about The Mediterranean Diet, by Barbara Canuel, RD from Community Nurse Home Care. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 21at 10:00 am at the Rochester Senior Center. Learn about meal preparation and the health benefits associated with this diet. Please contact the Rochester Senior Center to make a reservation.

            The Rochester Firefighter’s Association will hold it’s annual Ham & Bean Supper at the Rochester Senior Center on Saturday, May 25from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and are sold at the door on the night of the event.

            The Rochester Senior Center holds weekly Blood Pressure Clinics on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. This is a free service complements of the Rochester Board of Health. Please note: The Blood Pressure Clinic on May 8 is canceled.

            Rides: We provide free transportation for Rochester residents. Please call for a ride with one of our friendly drivers at least 24 hours in advance so we can schedule a driver.

            Please contact us at the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 for more information or to make reservations for rides and/or events. 

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