Rochester Council on Aging

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            The COA Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11at 9:00 am. All Rochester residents are invited to attend.

            The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center Board Meeting will also be held on Wednesday, September 11, at 10:00 am, immediately following the COA Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend. New members are always welcome. The topic for discussion is fundraising for the proposed Adult Day Center.

            The Rochester Senior Center hosts special luncheons on an ongoing basis. On Monday, September 9at 11:30 am, Linda Medeiros will host a cooking demonstration followed by lunch at noon. On Monday, September 16at 12:00 pm, Hanna Milhench will prepare a delicious lunch. All are welcome to attend both of these luncheons. There is a $5.00 donation requested, and advance sign-up is required so that the appropriate amount of food can be provided to lunch guests. Free rides are available to the lunches. Please make ride requests at least 24 hours in advance so that drivers can be scheduled. Call the Rochester Senior Center at 508-763-8723 for details.

            Line Dancing Classes-Traditional and Country Western line dancing classes are held on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and Friday’s from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Instructor Nancy Cabral invites you to join the fun. A donation of $3.00 is requested. There is no advanced sign-up required. Come on down.

            Ballroom Dancing Classes-Singles and couples are invited to join the ballroom dancing classes held at the Rochester Senior Center on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. These classes are led by dancing instructor, Nancy Barrett. All skill levels are invited to join in. There is a donation of $4.00/per person requested. There is no advance sign-up required. Have fun, socialize, and meet some new people while getting a bit of exercise.

            Veteran’s Social-The monthly Veteran’s Social will be held on Thursday, September 12from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Veterans of all ages are invited to attend this social gathering. There is no charge, sign-up is not required and refreshments will be served. 

            Flags for Veterans-Dave Watling, Supervisor of Veteran Graves in Rochester, has requested that he be notified when a Rochester Veteran has been buried in a Rochester cemetery. Watling is responsible for cemetery flags for Veterans, and he would like to be sure that all veterans are recognized for their service and provided with a flag on various holidays. He can be reached at 508-763-5577. 

            Upcoming Day Trips at the Rochester Senior Center-On Saturday, September 7, the Senior Center is going to the Swampscott Arts & Crafts Festival. Admission is free. On Tuesday, September 10the Senior Center is going to Mansfield Crossings for a day of shopping. The bus for both trips leaves the Senior Center at 8:30 am and returns at approximately 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, respectively. Please call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 for details and to sign-up for these trips. There is a limited number of seats on the van, so advanced sign-up is required.

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