Rochester Council on Aging

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            There will be a Wok Magic luncheon with Chef Jadine Loo-Dixon at the Rochester Senior Center on Monday, December 2 at 12:00 pm. Last month’s premier Wok Magic luncheon was a great success. Chef Jadine will be preparing a selection of fine Chinese cuisine. Please call the Senior Center to make a reservation. There is a suggested donation of $5.

            A holiday wreath-making workshop will take place at the Rochester Senior Center on Tuesday, December 3 from 9:00 to 10:30 am. This workshop will be facilitated by Bunny Mogilnicki. The cost is $12/per person and includes an 8-inch wreath and materials for decorating. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required.  

            The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center are hosting a Spaghetti and Meatball Fundraiser on Thursday, December 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Senior Center. The evening’s festivities include a holiday sing-a-long, 50/50 raffle, and Chinese Auction. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $5/per person and are available at the Senior Center. There will be a very limited number of tickets available on the night of the event.

            Marsha Hartley has graciously joined the Monday Special Luncheon offerings at the Rochester Senior Center.  She will be preparing lunch on Monday, December 9 at 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend this special luncheon. Please call the Senior Center in advance to make your reservation. There is a suggested donation of $5.

            The Greater Boston Food Bank distribution will take place at the Rochester Senior Center on Wednesday, December 11 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Participants, please mark your calendars. The Greater Boston Food Bank provides around 30 pounds of free, non-perishable food items on a monthly basis to financially eligible seniors. Participants should pick-up their food in person, unless previous arrangements have been made. Participants should bring their own grocery bags, as they are not supplied. Those interested in receiving food from this program should contact Lorraine Thompson (Outreach Worker) or Cheryl Randall-Mach (COA Director) for more information and eligibility requirements.

            On Wednesday, December 11 at 9:00 am, the Rochester Council on Aging will hold the monthly meeting at the Rochester Town Hall. All Rochester residents are welcome to attend the meeting. The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center will hold their monthly meeting immediately following the COA meeting. The Friends meeting will be held at the Senior Center at 10:00 am. All dues paying members are invited to attend and become involved with the fundraising efforts.

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

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