Rochester Senior Center

The Rochester Senior Center would like to remind people about the COVID restrictions and guidelines in place; there is a maximum capacity of 15 people permitted in the large room at the Senior Center. This includes staff and participants. This limit is in adherence to the MA Department of Public Health guidelines for reducing capacity indoors. Meetings and activities held outside can accommodate more people, weather permitting. Face coverings are required and six feet of social distancing from non-household members apply. Everyone attending activities held at the Senior Center will be asked to sign a COA Waiver of Liability Agreement. Waivers are available at the front desk and will be kept on file. You do not have to fill out a waiver each time you visit.

            Stepping and Stretching with Larry is returning to the Rochester Senior Center beginning Thursday, September 3. The class will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am. This class will held outside, weather permitting. The number of participants will be limited if it moves indoors due to weather.  

            The Rochester COA Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2 at 9:00 am.  This meeting is held in-person, outdoors, and via webinar. Immediately following is the Friends of the Rochester Senior Center meeting at 10:00 am. This meeting will also be held outdoors.  These meetings will be moved indoors if the weather is inclement, but will be reduced in size due to the maximum capacity of 15 people in the large room.

            The Greater Boston Food Bank distribution is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Participants of this program can pick up their food in person at the Senior Center. To receive food from this program, you must apply and be approved prior to the distribution day. Please call the Senior Center for an application. Please let the staff know if you need assistance completing the application. Also, food items must be picked up by the person participating in the program unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

            There are still a few slots remaining for the tax work-off program for Rochester Seniors. Please contact the Senior Center to participate in the program.

            The Rochester Senior would like to thank all of the program participants for following the COVID restrictions and guidelines in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. The programs have operated successfully thus far, and the Senior Center, Board members, and staff look forward to adding more programs in a similar manner. The Senior Center recently purchased a restaurant style propane heater so that outdoor programs can continue into the fall.  

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