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Hi Everyone!

hope everyone is doing well!  We had a busy day delivering, programming, taking. alls and emails, driving and scheduling. 

As always, the Center Staff is here for you! Please email me at akelley@ needhamma.govor call the Center @ 781-855-3629 for Katie and we will help you.

 

Now for some updates!

NEWS/UPDATES

(WE ARE STILL GETTING MANY CALLS AND EMAILS 

ABOUT VACCINES SO THIS IS IN TODAY.)

?I know there is so much confusion regarding the vaccine. Please try to limit calls to Needham Public Health with vaccine inquiries as they are still dealing with the virus at hand (contact tracing, testing questions, etc.). They have put this together:


"When we receive the vaccine, we are allowed to administer it to only those the state tells us we can. Starting in January, this means our first responders. Once we are done with that, the state will give us guidance what to do next. All depends on how much vaccine we will end up receiving.

Even if a resident is considered to be eligible for the vaccine right now (according to this chart  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine ) the Needham Health Department is not able to vaccinate them until the State specifically asks us to.
Right now, the general public is estimated to start receiving vaccine sometime in the late spring / early summer.
Once we are in the ‘general population’ phase, there will be large scale clinics for all willing residents to come to and we will be sure to advertise this via multiple venues."

Since it is the State that handles the phase roll out, here is an informative link to their information. 



REMOTE PROGRAMMING

NEW PROGRAMS WITH LIMITED PARTICIPANTS:


NEW!!!

Topic: Sunday Supper Club*

Time: Sundays @ 5:30PM (Lasagna delivered this Friday, January 15)

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 835 6343 3164

Passcode: SUPPER

*Let's have Sunday Supper together! The way it works it: we will deliver an individual, pre-prepared meal, from Volante's, on Friday. All you will need to do is heat it up on Sunday prior to the Zoom. At 5:30PM hop on Zoom and have dinner with one another. Make new friends or invite groups of friends to do it together. (First 20 registered per week.


NEW!!!

Topic: Art at Home with Rohan*

Time: Fridays @ 1:45PM

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 872 6466 7910

Passcode: ART

*Join Art Therapy Student, Rohan as she brings bi-weekly art programs into your home. Register today to have the art supplies delivered prior to the program. (Approx. $120 worth of items). The first 15 registered will be signed up. Once registered - you are registered for all! Here is the schedule:


1st Session:  Watercolors (January 22)

Material Delivered: Watercolor/Brushes/Watercolor Paper

Materials Needed at Home: Water container/Small cloth


2nd session: Air Dry Clay Pinch Pot (February 5)

Material Delivered: Air Dry Clay

Materials Needed at Home: Small water container


3rd session: Guided Meditation and Beaded Bracelets (February 19)

Material Delivered: Colored beads/Beads with letters/String

Materials Needed at Home: Scissors 


4th Session; Mandala Creating (Mandala is a geometric configuration of a symbol) (March 5)

Materials Delivered: Medium size paper/Colored Pencils

Materials Needed at Home: Scissors/Black pen


5th Session: Magazine Photo Collage (April 2)

Materials Delivered: Magazines/Glue

Materials Needed at Home: Scissors/Pens


6th Session: Draw to the Music (April 16)

Materials Delivered: Paper/Construction Paper/Watercolors/Markers/Colored Pencils


7th Session: Blackout Poetry (April 30)

Need to do prior to Class:  Using magazines with articles in them, look through and find a text that speaks to you. Once you find it, circle words that pop up to you. when done, using a black marker. Go over and cover the rest of the sentences around your selected words.

Materials Delivered: Magazines with articles

Materials Needed at Home: Pens/Black marker 


8th Session: Wall Hanging (May 14)

Materials Delivered: Different colors yarn/Different styles beads

Materials Needed at Home: Branches/Scissors


9th Session: Sponge Painting (May 28)

Materials Delivered:Heavy duty paper/Painters’ tape/2-3 different size sponges/Liquid paint- preferable watercolor to dry quicker


10th Session: Image Transfer (June 11)

Materials Delivered: Magazines/Carbon paper/Paper

Materials Needed at Home: Pen


 
 

Free Taxi Service

We want to let everyone know about our NEEDHAM TAXI SERVICE that is through an emergency grant for MAPC.  This is fr anyone age 18 and over. 

 Please complete this form:  Needham Taxi Ride  to request taxi service.  

If you are unable to complete this form online or have any questions regarding your ride, please call 781-343-1258 Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, excluding weekends and holidays  

 - Rides MUST be requested by 12 pm (noon)  the BUSINESS day before. 

- Available for Needham residents to travel within a 20-mile radius from your Needham address.   

- Upon completing your form, we will reach out to confirm your ride.   

- If you have any questions or concerns, you may call 781-343-1258 or email taxiride@needhamma.gov

 

DAILY Programs:

Topic: One - on - One Sessions with a Personal Trainer*

Time: Monday - Friday 7AM - 7PM

To Schedule:  Email me or call the Center Line at 781-855-3629 

Cost: $50 per hour (Checks will be made out to “Town of Needham” and mailed to Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02494.”)

* We are now offering Personal Training Sessions with Stephen and Lisa Cadigan - our trusted trainers! Stephen or Lisa will have an introductory session to work out what exercise program (work on back, core, strengthening, recovery of surgery or injury, over zoom, over phone,  in - person while socially distancing) is best for your needs during COVID 19. This sort of one-on-one program typically costs hundreds of dollars. Signup now to get the best exercise plan for specifically you!

 

NEW!! POSTING NOW IF YOU WANT TO GET THE BOOK!

Topic: Best Selling Author Talk with Aimee Liu*

Time: Tuesday, February 23 @ 1PM

To join zoom meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 865 0880 8321

Passcode: BOOK

*Aimee Liu is the bestselling author of the new novel Glorious Boy, as well as of Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face and the memoirs Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire. These books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, published as a Literary Guild Super Release, and serialized in Good Housekeeping. Anyone who wants to purchase the “Glorious Boy” can purchase the book through Newtonville Books by February 1 and we will deliver. TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE. Even better news: we can get a discount!!! If you email Tansica at  marketingassist@redhen.org she will send you the discount code! 

Glorious Boy is a tale of family devotion, war, and survival set in India's remote Andaman Islands before and during WWII. It received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, which described it as “a fascinating, irresistible marvel.” Glorious Boy was selected as one of the Best Books of 2020 by Good Housekeeping, as a Best Book of the Week by New York Post, and as one of Booklist’s Top Ten Historical Fiction Books of 2020.  

Aimee holds an MFA from Bennington College. She teaches in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program at Port Townsend, WA. More at aimeeliu.net

 

 

WEDNESDAY 

 

Topic: Life Drawing and Sketching at Home with Ben*

Time: Wednesdays @ 10AM

To Join Zoom: Click Here

Meeting ID: 885 7100 9884

*Do you like to draw and make art? Or have you always wanted to learn the principles of observing the visual world? I am a trained illustrator and have been drawing all my life. I am very interested in teaching you how to develop these skills. During this online class, we will approach drawing in an informed but relaxed way, while getting inspiration from light, shape, form, and the natural world. I look forward to seeing you there! Remember, a new journey begins with a single step. For the first class we will be using items from home. After that we will deliver sketchbooks, pencils,  pens and more supplies to the first 20 that register. 


Topic: Swallowing and Swallowing Problems

Time: Wednesdays, @ 10:30am 

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here 

Meeting ID: 832 9021 1440 

Passcode: 951452 

*As we age, we may find we are having some concerns or problems with swallowing. This informative, Zoom meeting will focus on understanding the three phases of swallowing and some associated problems. We will discuss various foods, textures, and swallowing diets. “Safe Eating Strategies” will be suggested. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of each Zoom session.



Topic: Low Vision Program with Michele Ellicks from RMV re: Real ID

Time: Wednesdays, January 20 at 10:30AM

To Join Conference Call:  844-263-1619 followed by 932 288 655 #  (if you would rather have someone call you at 10:30 to add you to the meeting, email sfallon@needhamma.go)

January 20th with Michele Ellicks from RMV re: Real ID. Learn the following about the Real ID:

  • What is the difference between “Standard ID” and “Real ID” driver’s licenses and ID cards;

  •  How to renew a Massachusetts Driver’s License or Massachusetts Identification (ID) Card; and 

  • What are the new federal and state requirements for renewing a Driver's License or ID card  


    NEW!!!

Topic: Music, Memories and More Workshops

Time: Wednesday, January 13 @ 11AM

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 983 4862 8958

*If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.” ~Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Workshops on Music, Memories and More will continue to be offered in a four-part series with your host, JF&CS intern Libby Arsenault. The first workshop of the series will include listening to "songs with meaning" based on participants' musical preferences, with a brief history of American folk music. Not only is listening to music fun and relaxing, music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. Come to this fun, interactive gym for the brain. You will leave with a list of popular folk songs and fond memories of sharing music together!


Topic: Internet Safety with George* (Just in time for the holidays and safe shopping on the internet!!!)

Time: Wednesdays @ 11:00AM

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 366 205 9811

Passcode: 7k2Gty

*Join this weekly program with our new friend, George! He wants to keep you safe on the internet especially while we are all using technology more than ever! How do we keep our privacy and security when everything online is being exposed and logged?

How do we secure our connections, permissions, and access to sensitive data in an unstable environment?

The question is a concern for everyone around the world. Our data information is continuously being tracked and stored. George wrote, “If you are like the many others I help, then you may also be alarmed about the growing web of technology surrounding us. Although, the real question is, how do we best protect ourselves against these technological innovations? We must first remember that technology is only a tool.” 

He will present and then will leave plenty of time for Q & A. You will LOVE him!

  • January 20: How To Fight Scamming Techniques

  • January 27: How To Make Your Technology Experience "Unhackable"

  • February 3: Internet Safety Tools For You To Stay Safe On The Web

  • February 10: How To Control Email & Password Technology


Topic: Words of Wisdom Discussion Group* 

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 12:00 PM 

To join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 409 252 1447

Password: 12345

*Join Kristen in her weekly discussion group. Anything is up for a discussion and chatting about simpler times, getting through these times, and just being together. She loves new faces so stop by!


Topic Opinion History with Ron* 

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 

To join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 861 2520 8844

Password: 672425

*Look who’s back!! Ron! Did you have a hard time in history class? Was it a mass of memorizing a continuous batch of presidents, kings, and battles that felt meaningless and you forgot all about them very quickly. This course is very different.

First, there are no right answers. 

Second, there are only your opinions.

Third, I am the moderator. I do not have an opinion. I want to hear your thoughts and help to sharpen your opinions. All research will be done by you individually. I will not try to sway you by giving you material to study. GOOGLE, GOOGLE, GOOGLE and THINK!

Theme for the day


Topic: PIIT with Lisa and Stephen (Personalized - Intensity Interval Training)* 

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 1:00PM

To join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 859 4613 1521

*Today, one of the most popular trending fitness classes in the mainstream fitness world is "High Intensity Interval Training." Our fitness crew, Lisa and Stephen have put together a version of this for our Center participants: Personalized - Intensity Interval Training.It is defined by what works best for you! It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This is more personalized and geared towards individual levels. 


CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • Topic: Exercise with Ease with Laila* 

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 1:00PM

To join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 254 025 0890

Passcode: 443362

*Join one of our fan favorites,  Laila for a total body, low impact strengthening and stretching class to improve strength, joint mobility and decrease muscle tightness and stiffness.  Please have hand weights (or alternative resistance "equipment"- cans or small water bottles) and mat for class.


Topic: Keeping Loved Ones Out of the Hospital presented by Author, Dave Tasto*

Time: Wednesday, January 20 / March 23 @ 1-2 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 943 7098 2272

*A critical element of maintaining health and happiness during recovery from an illness or while living with chronic illness is to ensure everything is being done so a person does not have a hospital admission or readmission.  In this presentation, Dave Tasto, local author and owner of Assisting Hands Home Care, will share how to keep home as safe as possible, specific actions you can take to manage aspects of your health at home, common reasons why older adults use the emergency room, and how to reduce those incidents. Dave will also share tips from his book, “Thriving at Home - A Handbook for Preventing Hospital Stays,” such as when going to the hospital is essential, how to prepare for a hospital stay in the COVID-19 era, and other information. Here is a video for Dave’s program. Click here for Video 

  • Topic: Men’s Health Forum* Rescheduled!

Time: Wednesday,  January 27 @ 2:00 PM 

To Join Zoom Meeting  Click here

Meeting ID: 889 4707 3717

*Men typically don’t make their health a priority and now, more than ever, it has to be a priority! It's time to change that. Men statistically are more stubborn about discussing, learning, taking care of their health. The program was spearheaded by our own, Stephen Cadigan and is ALL about men's health. Bring your Q & A's! 

Topic: Mark West Piano Concert  

Time: Wednesday, January 13 @ 2:00PM

To join Concert: Click here

*Join Mark as he treats us to his classically trained piano talents. 


Topic: Women's Health Forum *

Time: Wednesday, January 20 @ 2:00 PM 

To Join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 831 0857 0762

*Now - more than ever our health is of the utmost importance!  We want our CATH Ladies healthy and we have such a great resource with Lisa Cadigan, we decided to make a women's - focused health program. Women too often are taking care of 1000 things, yet not themselves.  Each month will have a new topic, new speakers and time for questions and answers. There are a lot of confusing messages out there. Join us to get to the truth and get focused and motivated.

Topic: Zumba Gold with Lulu! 

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 4:00PM

To join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 825 7084 7065

Passcode: Zumba

*Hi, my name is Lulu and I love sharing Zumba with you! Come dance with me! This is a low impact class and all levels are welcome! I can't wait to meet you!


Topic: Lost Wonderland: The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston's Million Dollar Amusement Park

Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2021  @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

To Register for Zoom Meeting: Click here (This event is being held online via Zoom and a link will be sent to registrants the afternoon of the event. Please register by noon on January 20 to receive the link, which will be sent by 3:00 pm on that day.  If you do not receive the link by 3:00 pm please let us know by 5:30 pm so that we can resend it.) 


Purchase a copy of the book from our local independent bookstore partner Trident Booksellers & Cafe here with free shipping (via media mail) coupon code BPLSHIP, which can be applied under the "Coupon discount" field on the order form used during checkout.


If you take Boston’s Blue Line to its northern end, you’ll reach the Wonderland stop. Few realize that a twenty-three-acre amusement park once sat nearby—the largest in New England, and grander than any of the Coney Island parks that inspired it. Opened in Revere on Memorial Day in 1906 to great fanfare, Wonderland offered hundreds of thousands of visitors recreation by the sea, just a short distance from downtown Boston.


The story of the park’s creation and wild, but brief, success is full of larger-than-life characters who hoped to thrill attendees and rake in profits. Stephen R. Wilk describes the planning and history of the park, which featured early roller coasters, a scenic railway, a central lagoon in which a Shoot-the-Chutes boat plunged, an aerial swing, a funhouse, and more. Performances ran throughout the day, including a daring Fires and Flames show, a Wild West show, a children’s theater, and numerous circus acts. While nothing remains of what was once called “Boston’s Regal Home of Pleasure” and the park would close in 1910, this book resurrects Wonderland by transporting readers through its magical gates.


THURSDAY


Topic: Bereavement Circle with Nikki* 

Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 9:00AM and 10:00 AM

To join Zoom Meeting: Email me & I will put you in touch with Nikki & her sweet crew.

*Nikki, from West River Hospice is opening up her weekly Bereavement Circle to anyone who wants to join this compassionate, friendly and comforting group. If you have lost someone - now is not the time to be alone. Please consider joining this group. Even if you don't want to chime in - listening to the fact that you are not alone in your thoughts, could help.


Topic: Barre with Lisa* 

Time: Thursday, July, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 885 7480 7471

Passcode: 577904

*Barre incorporates the fluidity of ballet, the flexibility of yoga, and the core strengthening of Pilates. It is a structured, easy-to-follow total body workout. This low impact workout combines light weights (optional) and is set to music that makes you want to move. You will need a chair, mat, optional light weights. Please read the risk statement below. Lisa is looking forward to seeing everyone. 


 

Topic: Self-Management Skills to Help You Thrive in 2021

Time: Thursday, January 14 @ 9:30a.m.

To Preregister for Zoom Meeting Click here

 Free for members, $10 for nonmembers

*As we embark on a (hopefully) much brighter 2021, it’s the perfect time to fine tune daily habits to help you become more effective at work (wherever that may be) and increase your productivity.

?This workshop, led by Beyond BookSmart’s Merri Minnich, will provide you with an overview of Executive Function and several helpful tools and strategies that will develop your organization and follow-through - and alleviate some stress!


Topic: T’ai Chi & Qigong with Scotty* 

Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 10:00 AM 

To Join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 841 2153 1726 

Passcode: 569547 

*Scotty is  a hit and you should join his program! T’ai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation and health. Scott has studied various forms of martial arts since 1983, including T’ai Chi. Studies have shown that T’ai Chi can help you live longer, improve muscle strength, balance and flexibility, boost cognitive function, improve COPD symptoms, get better night-time sleep quality, improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, see improvements in cardiovascular fitness, reduce risk of falls,  obtain moderate benefits for chronic nonspecific neck pain and more. Try it!


NEW!!!

  • Topic: Coffee with Needham Housing

Time:Thursday, January 14 @ 10AM

To join Zoom Meeting: Stay tuned

*Please join Deb Tambeau to learn all things Needham Housing. Not only is Deb the Resident Services Coordinator for Needham Housing Authority, she is just a passionate and caring person. Every time we chat I learn something new. She will fill us in on all that is happening at a very important part of our community.


Topic: Pilates with Lisa* 

Time: Thursday, 2020 @ 10:30 AM 

To join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 899 9086 2700

Passcode: 029133

*This class focuses on developing flexibility, balance and strength. In this class you will work on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. You will need a mat. Please read the risk statement below. Lisa, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and she is always accepting new students who could give it a try!


Topic: Conversation Connection* 

Time: Thursdays @ 10:30am

To Join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 848 1075 7045 

Passcode: 281840 

*All are welcome to drop in each week to socially connect with old and new friends. We will also discuss ongoing topics of interest suggested by the group.

This group is facilitated by our own, Debbuie Maibor, M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist



Topic: Train the Brain with Stephen* 

Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 11:30 AM 

To join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 816 9119 6399

*This class will involve dynamic, bilateral movement and physical brain activities to improve stability, total body coordination, speed, spatial awareness, endurance and flexibility. Give it a try!   Please have the following items ready and available to use during the

class (ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE NON-BREAKABLE AND UNABLE TO

HURT/INJURE/DAMAGE YOURSELF, YOUR PET OR THE FLOOR IF DROPPED):


1) 1 small Bean Bag, bag of frozen Peas or similar item.

2) 3 Paper Plates or Paper Bowls.

3)  1 Spoon (preferably a long one - maybe wooden) and (1) something

that is roundish, and will fit easily in the spoon’s scoop. EXAMPLES -

a plastic Egg, a Walnut, a small bottle of Whiteout, etc.

4) 1 small Ball. EXAMPLES - a Baseball, or a Tennis Ball.

5) 1 small Pad of Paper and 1 Pen/Pencil - preferably a Pad of

“Stickies” for the paper.

6) 1 small Personal Item. EXAMPLES - Old, empty Prescription Bottle,

Aspirin/Tylenol Bottle, pair of Glasses, or ANY item you choose that

is small and non-breakable.


Topic: After Lunch - Gentle Yoga with Michelle* 

Time: Thursdays @ 1:00PM

To join Zoom Meeting: To Join Zoom Meeting Click here

*Michelle is a fabulous yoga instructor and can make this a Seated Yoga as well! 


NEW!!

  • Topic: Meet Brian Geyser & Constantin Popescu, COVID-19 TASK FORCE LEADERS*

Time: Thursday, January 21@ 11:30 AM 

To Join Zoom: RSVP@maplewoodsl.com

*The pandemic has complicated the decision-making process for those struggling to decide whether to move a loved one into an assisted living community. Let Brian Geyser, APRN-BC, MSN, VP of Clinical Innovation & Population Health and Constantin Popescu, MSN, APRN, A-GNP-C, Regional Director of Resident Services provide you with answers and address your concerns as they outline Maplewood’s aggressive and proactive response for fighting COVID-19 in our communities. We’ll go over recent research and developments that shape our precautions and protocols. We will discuss:

• Maplewood’s “9-Point Plan for Managing Community Transmission of COVID-19”

• Maplewood’s “Safer Together” Program

• Factors to Consider When Moving to an Assisted Living Community

(benefits, caregiving support, social isolation, etc.) 

• Vaccine Availability for Residents


NEW!!!

  • Topic: Phone Smarts with AT&T*

Time: Thursday, January 21 @ 1PM

To join zoom: Click here

Meeting ID: 884 8609 8209

Passcode: AT&T

*The Needham Council on Aging, Representative Denise Garlick, Senator Michael Rush and Senator Becca Rausch invite you to participate in AT&T’s Cyber Aware program for Older Adults.  Edmund Donnelly, AT&T’s Director of External Affairs for Massachusetts, will host an interactive and informative virtual training session about how older adults can stay safe in a digital world while taking full advantage of the latest connected technology and devices. This free webinar event includes a short presentation and a Q&A session where AT&T representatives will answer any technical questions, device issues or troubleshooting.


  

Topic: Life Transition Binder Presentation with Sandra Batra*

Time: Thursday, January 14th @ 11am  

Join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 755 9730 3811

Password: life

*This program was so popular - Are all your important details organized in one place so your family can easily access it if you were incapacitated?  Could your family step-in and help you manage your affairs if you needed assistance? 

Join Sandra Batra, as she explains how she can work with you to create a customized binder that incorporates all your life details, including: personal data, property, financial, retirement and insurance details, medical, and service provider information. Take control and act now so your loved ones have the information they need in the event of an emergency. This will give you and your loved ones peace of mind and provide them with direction and guidance.


Topic: One Size Does Not Fit All: How Couples with Varying Care Needs Can Live Their Best Lives*

Time: Thursday, January 14 @ 2:00 PM 

To Preregister for Zoom Click here

*Each of us will experience the joys and challenges of aging on our own timeline – which may or may not coincide with that of our spouse or partner. The continuing care retirement communities of Hebrew SeniorLife are known for helping individuals and couples maximize their mutual quality of life, while also providing the health care and social support each individual needs. Sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife

NEW!!!

  • Topic: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: Awareness Inspires Conservation* 

Time: Thursday, January 14, 2021 @  2pm 

To Join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 828 6790 6360

Passcode: SHARK

*Our favorite Joy, is collaborating with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Oceanic Society for a four- part series on nature. The first program provides an overview of the work of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy which is great after a summer of sharks on the news! The lecture covers a wide range of topics-from the public perception of sharks to the role of sharks to the role of sharks in our marine ecosystem. The ongoing white shark research taking place off the coast of Cape Cod is explained in detail, as well as how that research is connected to white shark conservation. The program wraps up with a discussion on how the presence of white sharks close to shore has specifically affected the Cape community. 


Topic: Arthritis Class with Stephen*

Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 3:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting  Click here

Meeting ID: 816 8790 1740

*This class is a mostly seated exercise class that does not encourage activities that might exacerbate arthritis symptoms and sore joints. It addresses range of motion, strength, flexibility, endurance balance and coordination. *Motion is lotion in this exercise class! This program includes range of motion, strengthening/flexibility, aerobic/endurance & balance & coordination exercises. Mindful relaxation completes the class. You DO NOT have to have arthritis to take part. Any movement is great these days - and always.


Topic: Climate & Energy Discussion Group: What Happens to Our Future*

Time: Thursday, January 14 @ 07:30 PM 

To Join Zoom Meeting Click here

Meeting ID: 763 2709 0131

Passcode: 6UdX6p

*This group is growing which is so great! If you are concerned about our environment and nature - you should join! Do you have ideas on how to change the world? Are you interested in learning how to make a difference? Join this discussion group to talk all - things climate change. 

FRIDAY

Topic: CATH Walking Group

Time: Fridays @ 11AM (Weather permitting)

To Join: Meeting in front of Town Hall by the tent

*Join this fun group we are bringing back. Everyone should be able to walk 2 miles, MUST wear a mask and should wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring a water. Please email Clif ahead of time if you are going to walk: 


Topic: Short Story Discussion Group

Time: Fridays, @ 12:00PM

To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here

Meeting ID: 894 4350 9457

Passcode: 623397

*Our Short Story Group is going so well. They are always looking for new members to discuss the stories and more!  The story for  Jan 15. Apples from the Desert by Savyon Liebrecht

https://movies2.nytimes.com/books/first/l/liebrecht-apples.html


Topic: Band Class With Lisa: “Utilize Resistance Band Efficiency, and Maximize Your Efforts to Become Stronger”

Time: Fridays @ 1:00PM

To join Zoom Meeting: Stay tuned

*Resistance bands offer an alternative to exercise without using traditional weights. This 45 minute class uses bands which provide resistance during both the concentric and eccentric phase of movement. Therefore, this mode of training maximizes the benefits throughout the entire program. Bands are also forgiving on the joints of the Older Adult. This routine will increase strength addressing all muscles of the body. Bands are an enjoyable way to exercise, and can be obtained through the COA - Center at the Heights. First 30 to register by emailing Aicha will have the bands delivered.


These programs are being provided in response to the Center being closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. These instructors have worked hard to provide these opportunities to you, at your discretion, for your enjoyment.

As with all exercise programs, you need to use common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program. 

By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. The Town of Needham and the instructors themselves, will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of these online fitness programs. Thank you for your understanding.

 


ENTERTAINMENT/INTERESTING 


January found some of the best trademarks ever registered: Willy Wonka was registered as a trademark in 1972, as was the Whopper burger in 1965, Campbell’s Soup in 1906, and Coca-Cola in 1893.

Andy Warhol made art out of Campbell Soup Labels and more. Here is his story.
Let's hear from the man himself. 
Let's have a look at the battle between the two burger joints. 
Coca Cola - it's what's for dinner! 
Now with all the food items - let's move a little. Today - legs!

Our Comic Relief Clip of the Day if from Ellen and cooking. 

Our MAFA Song of the day is from Willy Wonka. 

Our Center quote of the Day is "Land really is the best art." ~Andy Warhol 


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Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well! We had a busy day delivering, programming, taking. alls and emails, driving and scheduling.


As always, the Center Staff is here for you! Please email me at akelley@ needhamma.govor call the Center @ 781-855-3629 for Katie and we will help you.

Now for some updates!

NEWS/UPDATES


(WE ARE STILL GETTING MANY CALLS AND EMAILS
ABOUT VACCINES SO THIS IS IN TODAY.)
?I know there is so much confusion regarding the vaccine. Please try to limit calls to Needham Public Health with vaccine inquiries as they are still dealing with the virus at hand (contact tracing, testing questions, etc.). They have put this together:


"When we receive the vaccine, we are allowed to administer it to only those the state tells us we can. Starting in January, this means our first responders. Once we are done with that, the state will give us guidance what to do next. All depends on how much vaccine we will end up receiving.
Even if a resident is considered to be eligible for the vaccine right now (according to this chart https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine ) the Needham Health Department is not able to vaccinate them until the State specifically asks us to.
Right now, the general public is estimated to start receiving vaccine sometime in the late spring / early summer.
Once we are in the ‘general population’ phase, there will be large scale clinics for all willing residents to come to and we will be sure to advertise this via multiple venues."


Since it is the State that handles the phase roll out, here is an informative link to their information.

[https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine]
When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? | Mass.gov [https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine]
The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group, made up of leaders from health care, the faith community, community organizations, local government, and others. The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care ...
www.mass.gov


REMOTE PROGRAMMING


NEW PROGRAMS WITH LIMITED PARTICIPANTS:

NEW!!!
Topic: Sunday Supper Club*
Time: Sundays @ 5:30PM (Lasagna delivered this Friday, January 15)
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83563433164?pwd=ZFk4TFhoUjhUblVFVTJQQ285ZGM2Zz09]
Meeting ID: 835 6343 3164
Passcode: SUPPER
*Let's have Sunday Supper together! The way it works it: we will deliver an individual, pre-prepared meal, from Volante's, on Friday. All you will need to do is heat it up on Sunday prior to the Zoom. At 5:30PM hop on Zoom and have dinner with one another. Make new friends or invite groups of friends to do it together. (First 20 registered per week.)


NEW!!!

Topic: Art at Home with Rohan*
Time: Fridays @ 1:45PM
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87264667910?pwd=ZG53MWFJSitkY2ZxMWkvWFBCdXN4dz09]
Meeting ID: 872 6466 7910
Passcode: ART
*Join Art Therapy Student, Rohan as she brings bi-weekly art programs into your home. Register today to have the art supplies delivered prior to the program. (Approx. $120 worth of items). The first 15 registered will be signed up. Once registered - you are registered for all! Here is the schedule:

1st Session: Watercolors (January 22)
Material Delivered: Watercolor/Brushes/Watercolor Paper
Materials Needed at Home: Water container/Small cloth

2nd session: Air Dry Clay Pinch Pot (February 5)
Material Delivered: Air Dry Clay
Materials Needed at Home: Small water container

3rd session: Guided Meditation and Beaded Bracelets (February 19)
Material Delivered: Colored beads/Beads with letters/String
Materials Needed at Home: Scissors

4th Session; Mandala Creating (Mandala is a geometric configuration of a symbol) (March 5)
Materials Delivered: Medium size paper/Colored Pencils
Materials Needed at Home: Scissors/Black pen

5th Session: Magazine Photo Collage (April 2)
Materials Delivered: Magazines/Glue
Materials Needed at Home: Scissors/Pens

6th Session: Draw to the Music (April 16)
Materials Delivered: Paper/Construction Paper/Watercolors/Markers/Colored Pencils

7th Session: Blackout Poetry (April 30)
Need to do prior to Class: Using magazines with articles in them, look through and find a text that speaks to you. Once you find it, circle words that pop up to you. when done, using a black marker. Go over and cover the rest of the sentences around your selected words.
Materials Delivered: Magazines with articles
Materials Needed at Home: Pens/Black marker

8th Session: Wall Hanging (May 14)
Materials Delivered: Different colors yarn/Different styles beads
Materials Needed at Home: Branches/Scissors

9th Session: Sponge Painting (May 28)
Materials Delivered:Heavy duty paper/Painters’ tape/2-3 different size sponges/Liquid paint- preferable watercolor to dry quicker

10th Session: Image Transfer (June 11)
Materials Delivered: Magazines/Carbon paper/Paper
Materials Needed at Home: Pen

Free Taxi Service

We want to let everyone know about our NEEDHAM TAXI SERVICE that is through an emergency grant for MAPC. This is fr anyone age 18 and over.

Please complete this form: Needham Taxi Ride [http://www.bit.ly/NeedhamTaxiRide] to request taxi service.

If you are unable to complete this form online or have any questions regarding your ride, please call 781-343-1258 Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, excluding weekends and holidays

- Rides MUST be requested by 12 pm (noon) the BUSINESS day before.

- Available for Needham residents to travel within a 20-mile radius from your Needham address.

- Upon completing your form, we will reach out to confirm your ride.

- If you have any questions or concerns, you may call 781-343-1258 or email taxiride@needhamma.gov.

DAILY Programs:

Topic: One - on - One Sessions with a Personal Trainer*

Time: Monday - Friday 7AM - 7PM

To Schedule: Email me or call the Center Line at 781-855-3629

Cost: $50 per hour (Checks will be made out to “Town of Needham” and mailed to Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02494.”)

* We are now offering Personal Training Sessions with Stephen and Lisa Cadigan - our trusted trainers! Stephen or Lisa will have an introductory session to work out what exercise program (work on back, core, strengthening, recovery of surgery or injury, over zoom, over phone, in - person while socially distancing) is best for your needs during COVID 19. This sort of one-on-one program typically costs hundreds of dollars. Signup now to get the best exercise plan for specifically you!

NEW!! POSTING NOW IF YOU WANT TO GET THE BOOK!

Topic: Best Selling Author Talk with Aimee Liu*

Time: Tuesday, February 23 @ 1PM

To join zoom meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86508808321?pwd=MkpWQURjWXJVUWk5emN3VG1nZGcwZz09]

Meeting ID: 865 0880 8321

Passcode: BOOK

*Aimee Liu is the bestselling author of the new novel Glorious Boy, as well as of Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face and the memoirs Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire. These books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, published as a Literary Guild Super Release, and serialized in Good Housekeeping. Anyone who wants to purchase the “Glorious Boy” can purchase the book through Newtonville Books by February 1 and we will deliver. TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE [https://newtonvillebooks.square.site/] . Even better news: we can get a discount!!! If you email Tansica at marketingassist@redhen.org she will send you the discount code!

Glorious Boy is a tale of family devotion, war, and survival set in India's remote Andaman Islands before and during WWII. It received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, which described it as “a fascinating, irresistible marvel.” Glorious Boy was selected as one of the Best Books of 2020 by Good Housekeeping, as a Best Book of the Week by New York Post, and as one of Booklist’s Top Ten Historical Fiction Books of 2020.

Aimee holds an MFA from Bennington College. She teaches in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program at Port Townsend, WA. More at aimeeliu.net


WEDNESDAY


Topic: Life Drawing and Sketching at Home with Ben*
Time: Wednesdays @ 10AM
To Join Zoom: Click Here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88571009884]
Meeting ID: 885 7100 9884
*Do you like to draw and make art? Or have you always wanted to learn the principles of observing the visual world? I am a trained illustrator and have been drawing all my life. I am very interested in teaching you how to develop these skills. During this online class, we will approach drawing in an informed but relaxed way, while getting inspiration from light, shape, form, and the natural world. I look forward to seeing you there! Remember, a new journey begins with a single step. For the first class we will be using items from home. After that we will deliver sketchbooks, pencils, pens and more supplies to the first 20 that register.

Topic: Swallowing and Swallowing Problems
Time: Wednesdays, @ 10:30am
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83290211440?pwd=YlQvTVZzZWNyRlQzWm5VemF3RWxqdz09]
Meeting ID: 832 9021 1440
Passcode: 951452
*As we age, we may find we are having some concerns or problems with swallowing. This informative, Zoom meeting will focus on understanding the three phases of swallowing and some associated problems. We will discuss various foods, textures, and swallowing diets. “Safe Eating Strategies” will be suggested. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of each Zoom session.

Topic: Low Vision Program with Michele Ellicks from RMV re: Real ID
Time: Wednesdays, January 20 at 10:30AM
To Join Conference Call: 844-263-1619 followed by 932 288 655 # (if you would rather have someone call you at 10:30 to add you to the meeting, email sfallon@needhamma.go)
January 20th with Michele Ellicks from RMV re: Real ID. Learn the following about the Real ID:
What is the difference between “Standard ID” and “Real ID” driver’s licenses and ID cards;

How to renew a Massachusetts Driver’s License or Massachusetts Identification (ID) Card; and

What are the new federal and state requirements for renewing a Driver's License or ID card


NEW!!!

Topic: Music, Memories and More Workshops
Time: Wednesday, January 13 @ 11AM
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://une.zoom.us/j/98348628958]
Meeting ID: 983 4862 8958
*If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.” ~Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Workshops on Music, Memories and More will continue to be offered in a four-part series with your host, JF&CS intern Libby Arsenault. The first workshop of the series will include listening to "songs with meaning" based on participants' musical preferences, with a brief history of American folk music. Not only is listening to music fun and relaxing, music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. Come to this fun, interactive gym for the brain. You will leave with a list of popular folk songs and fond memories of sharing music together!

Topic: Internet Safety with George* (Just in time for the holidays and safe shopping on the internet!!!)
Time: Wednesdays @ 11:00AM
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3662059811?pwd=UWhNOVI0dDJzNGNZa0xDd3VJOHRndz09]
Meeting ID: 366 205 9811
Passcode: 7k2Gty
*Join this weekly program with our new friend, George! He wants to keep you safe on the internet especially while we are all using technology more than ever! How do we keep our privacy and security when everything online is being exposed and logged?
How do we secure our connections, permissions, and access to sensitive data in an unstable environment?
The question is a concern for everyone around the world. Our data information is continuously being tracked and stored. George wrote, “If you are like the many others I help, then you may also be alarmed about the growing web of technology surrounding us. Although, the real question is, how do we best protect ourselves against these technological innovations? We must first remember that technology is only a tool.”
He will present and then will leave plenty of time for Q & A. You will LOVE him!
January 20: How To Fight Scamming Techniques

January 27: How To Make Your Technology Experience "Unhackable"

February 3: Internet Safety Tools For You To Stay Safe On The Web

February 10: How To Control Email & Password Technology


Topic: Words of Wisdom Discussion Group*
Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

To join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4092521447?pwd=Y1JYS0VBbDNoM05rSHRPRzNzMlpZdz09]

Meeting ID: 409 252 1447
Password: 12345
*Join Kristen in her weekly discussion group. Anything is up for a discussion and chatting about simpler times, getting through these times, and just being together. She loves new faces so stop by!

Topic Opinion History with Ron*

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
To join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86125208844?pwd=U3ArY3ZyeWVIb3VQRW5ZT2piRWFYQT09]
Meeting ID: 861 2520 8844
Password: 672425
*Look who’s back!! Ron! Did you have a hard time in history class? Was it a mass of memorizing a continuous batch of presidents, kings, and battles that felt meaningless and you forgot all about them very quickly. This course is very different.
First, there are no right answers.
Second, there are only your opinions.
Third, I am the moderator. I do not have an opinion. I want to hear your thoughts and help to sharpen your opinions. All research will be done by you individually. I will not try to sway you by giving you material to study. GOOGLE, GOOGLE, GOOGLE and THINK!
Theme for the day: “


Topic: PIIT with Lisa and Stephen (Personalized - Intensity Interval Training)*
Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 1:00PM
To join Zoom Meeting C lick here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85946131521]
Meeting ID: 859 4613 1521
*Today, one of the most popular trending fitness classes in the mainstream fitness world is "High Intensity Interval Training." Our fitness crew, Lisa and Stephen have put together a version of this for our Center participants: Personalized - Intensity Interval Training.It is defined by what works best for you! It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This is more personalized and geared towards individual levels.


CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Topic: Exercise with Ease with Laila*

Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 1:00PM
To join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2540250890?pwd=K0pwQTF1NjdFZ1VMOWRSbWFld1VIUT09]
Meeting ID: 254 025 0890
Passcode: 443362
*Join one of our fan favorites, Laila for a total body, low impact strengthening and stretching class to improve strength, joint mobility and decrease muscle tightness and stiffness. Please have hand weights (or alternative resistance "equipment"- cans or small water bottles) and mat for class.


Topic: Keeping Loved Ones Out of the Hospital presented by Author, Dave Tasto*
Time: Wednesday, January 20 / March 23 @ 1-2 p.m.
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://zoom.us/j/94370982272]
Meeting ID: 943 7098 2272
*A critical element of maintaining health and happiness during recovery from an illness or while living with chronic illness is to ensure everything is being done so a person does not have a hospital admission or readmission. In this presentation, Dave Tasto, local author and owner of Assisting Hands Home Care, will share how to keep home as safe as possible, specific actions you can take to manage aspects of your health at home, common reasons why older adults use the emergency room, and how to reduce those incidents. Dave will also share tips from his book, “Thriving at Home - A Handbook for Preventing Hospital Stays,” such as when going to the hospital is essential, how to prepare for a hospital stay in the COVID-19 era, and other information. Here is a video for Dave’s program. Click here for Video [https://youtu.be/1cZ-QAi7cZ8]


Topic: Men’s Health Forum* Rescheduled!

Time: Wednesday, January 27 @ 2:00 PM
To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88947073717]
Meeting ID: 889 4707 3717
*Men typically don’t make their health a priority and now, more than ever, it has to be a priority! It's time to change that. Men statistically are more stubborn about discussing, learning, taking care of their health. The program was spearheaded by our own, Stephen Cadigan and is ALL about men's health. Bring your Q & A's!


Topic: Mark West Piano Concert
Time: Wednesday, January 13 @ 2:00PM
To join Concert: Click here [https://www.facebook.com/MarkWestGreaterBostonPianist]
*Join Mark as he treats us to his classically trained piano talents.


Topic: Women's Health Forum *
Time: Wednesday, January 20 @ 2:00 PM
To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83108570762]
Meeting ID: 831 0857 0762
*Now - more than ever our health is of the utmost importance! We want our CATH Ladies healthy and we have such a great resource with Lisa Cadigan, we decided to make a women's - focused health program. Women too often are taking care of 1000 things, yet not themselves. Each month will have a new topic, new speakers and time for questions and answers. There are a lot of confusing messages out there. Join us to get to the truth and get focused and motivated.


Topic: Zumba Gold with Lulu!
Time: Wednesdays, 2020 @ 4:00PM
To join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82570847065?pwd=aWVXVGFXQVNrWU85SDZ2VUJqNjg4UT09]
Meeting ID: 825 7084 7065
Passcode: Zumba
*Hi, my name is Lulu and I love sharing Zumba with you! Come dance with me! This is a low impact class and all levels are welcome! I can't wait to meet you!


Topic: Lost Wonderland: The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston's Million Dollar Amusement Park
Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
To Register for Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=types:(5cb75a7a902580b8773d23e4)&fq=is_virtual:(true)/event/5f9c29013296202f00a745a2] (This event is being held online via Zoom and a link will be sent to registrants the afternoon of the event. Please register by noon on January 20 to receive the link, which will be sent by 3:00 pm on that day. If you do not receive the link by 3:00 pm please let us know by 5:30 pm so that we can resend it.)


Purchase a copy of the book from our local independent bookstore partner Trident Booksellers & Cafe here [https://www.tridentbookscafe.com/event/bpl-event-lost-wonderland-stephen-wilk] with free shipping (via media mail) coupon code BPLSHIP, which can be applied under the "Coupon discount" field on the order form used during checkout.


If you take Boston’s Blue Line to its northern end, you’ll reach the Wonderland stop. Few realize that a twenty-three-acre amusement park once sat nearby—the largest in New England, and grander than any of the Coney Island parks that inspired it. Opened in Revere on Memorial Day in 1906 to great fanfare, Wonderland offered hundreds of thousands of visitors recreation by the sea, just a short distance from downtown Boston.


The story of the park’s creation and wild, but brief, success is full of larger-than-life characters who hoped to thrill attendees and rake in profits. Stephen R. Wilk describes the planning and history of the park, which featured early roller coasters, a scenic railway, a central lagoon in which a Shoot-the-Chutes boat plunged, an aerial swing, a funhouse, and more. Performances ran throughout the day, including a daring Fires and Flames show, a Wild West show, a children’s theater, and numerous circus acts. While nothing remains of what was once called “Boston’s Regal Home of Pleasure” and the park would close in 1910, this book resurrects Wonderland by transporting readers through its magical gates.

THURSDAY

Topic: Bereavement Circle with Nikki*
Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 9:00AM and 10:00 AM
To join Zoom Meeting: Email me & I will put you in touch with Nikki & her sweet crew.
*Nikki, from West River Hospice is opening up her weekly Bereavement Circle to anyone who wants to join this compassionate, friendly and comforting group. If you have lost someone - now is not the time to be alone. Please consider joining this group. Even if you don't want to chime in - listening to the fact that you are not alone in your thoughts, could help.


Topic: Barre with Lisa*
Time: Thursday, July, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88574807471?pwd=czliUnYwOWhSbmhWa3c2em1rcnh3UT09]
Meeting ID: 885 7480 7471
Passcode: 577904
*Barre incorporates the fluidity of ballet, the flexibility of yoga, and the core strengthening of Pilates. It is a structured, easy-to-follow total body workout. This low impact workout combines light weights (optional) and is set to music that makes you want to move. You will need a chair, mat, optional light weights. Please read the risk statement below. Lisa is looking forward to seeing everyone.



Topic: Self-Management Skills to Help You Thrive in 2021
Time: Thursday, January 14 @ 9:30a.m.
To Preregister for Zoom Meeting Click here [https://nnchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/10665]
Free for members, $10 for nonmembers
*As we embark on a (hopefully) much brighter 2021, it’s the perfect time to fine tune daily habits to help you become more effective at work (wherever that may be) and increase your productivity.
?This workshop, led by Beyond BookSmart’s Merri Minnich, will provide you with an overview of Executive Function and several helpful tools and strategies that will develop your organization and follow-through - and alleviate some stress!


Topic: T’ai Chi & Qigong with Scotty*
Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84121531726?pwd=eVFpSUdlUzYrd2ZDZ0FyRVlUa2dXZz09]
Meeting ID: 841 2153 1726
Passcode: 569547
*Scotty is a hit and you should join his program! T’ai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation and health. Scott has studied various forms of martial arts since 1983, including T’ai Chi. Studies have shown that T’ai Chi can help you live longer, improve muscle strength, balance and flexibility, boost cognitive function, improve COPD symptoms, get better night-time sleep [https://psychcentral.com/sleep/] quality, improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, see improvements in cardiovascular fitness, reduce risk of falls, obtain moderate benefits for chronic nonspecific neck pain and more. Try it!


NEW!!!
Topic: Coffee with Needham Housing

Time:Thursday, January 14 @ 10AM
To join Zoom Meeting: Stay tuned
*Please join Deb Tambeau to learn all things Needham Housing. Not only is Deb the Resident Services Coordinator for Needham Housing Authority, she is just a passionate and caring person. Every time we chat I learn something new. She will fill us in on all that is happening at a very important part of our community.


Topic: Pilates with Lisa*
Time: Thursday, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
To join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89990862700?pwd=R1htUDA4cEtscnR6aHhIQm9kWStldz09]
Meeting ID: 899 9086 2700
Passcode: 029133
*This class focuses on developing flexibility, balance and strength. In this class you will work on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. You will need a mat. Please read the risk statement below. Lisa, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and she is always accepting new students who could give it a try!


Topic: Conversation Connection*
Time: Thursdays @ 10:30am
To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84810757045?pwd=V3VDR0QzdE1rUDBsZVEyZVpnVGNjQT09]
Meeting ID: 848 1075 7045
Passcode: 281840
*All are welcome to drop in each week to socially connect with old and new friends. We will also discuss ongoing topics of interest suggested by the group.
This group is facilitated by our own, Debbuie Maibor, M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist

Topic: Train the Brain with Stephen*
Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 11:30 AM
To join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81691196399]
Meeting ID: 816 9119 6399
*This class will involve dynamic, bilateral movement and physical brain activities to improve stability, total body coordination, speed, spatial awareness, endurance and flexibility. Give it a try! Please have the following items ready and available to use during the
class (ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE NON-BREAKABLE AND UNABLE TO
HURT/INJURE/DAMAGE YOURSELF, YOUR PET OR THE FLOOR IF DROPPED):


1) 1 small Bean Bag, bag of frozen Peas or similar item.
2) 3 Paper Plates or Paper Bowls.
3) 1 Spoon (preferably a long one - maybe wooden) and (1) something
that is roundish, and will fit easily in the spoon’s scoop. EXAMPLES -
a plastic Egg, a Walnut, a small bottle of Whiteout, etc.
4) 1 small Ball. EXAMPLES - a Baseball, or a Tennis Ball.
5) 1 small Pad of Paper and 1 Pen/Pencil - preferably a Pad of
“Stickies” for the paper.
6) 1 small Personal Item. EXAMPLES - Old, empty Prescription Bottle,
Aspirin/Tylenol Bottle, pair of Glasses, or ANY item you choose that
is small and non-breakable.


Topic: After Lunch - Gentle Yoga with Michelle*
Time: Thursdays @ 1:00PM
To join Zoom Meeting: To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us05web.zoom.us/j/82400032271?pwd=OTBFVkdiaFNUekhjOGlHMVNoWXpSZz09]
*Michelle is a fabulous yoga instructor and can make this a Seated Yoga as well!


NEW!!
Topic: Meet Brian Geyser & Constantin Popescu, COVID-19 TASK FORCE LEADERS*

Time: Thursday, January 21@ 11:30 AM
To Join Zoom: RSVP@maplewoodsl.com
*The pandemic has complicated the decision-making process for those struggling to decide whether to move a loved one into an assisted living community. Let Brian Geyser, APRN-BC, MSN, VP of Clinical Innovation & Population Health and Constantin Popescu, MSN, APRN, A-GNP-C, Regional Director of Resident Services provide you with answers and address your concerns as they outline Maplewood’s aggressive and proactive response for fighting COVID-19 in our communities. We’ll go over recent research and developments that shape our precautions and protocols. We will discuss:
• Maplewood’s “9-Point Plan for Managing Community Transmission of COVID-19”
• Maplewood’s “Safer Together” Program
• Factors to Consider When Moving to an Assisted Living Community
(benefits, caregiving support, social isolation, etc.)
• Vaccine Availability for Residents


NEW!!!
Topic: Phone Smarts with AT&T*

Time: Thursday, January 21 @ 1PM
To join zoom: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88486098209?pwd=cHppY0FmbThhR3ArZ2w4akhYWHBDQT09]
Meeting ID: 884 8609 8209
Passcode: AT&T
*The Needham Council on Aging, Representative Denise Garlick, Senator Michael Rush and Senator Becca Rausch invite you to participate in AT&T’s Cyber Aware program for Older Adults. Edmund Donnelly, AT&T’s Director of External Affairs for Massachusetts, will host an interactive and informative virtual training session about how older adults can stay safe in a digital world while taking full advantage of the latest connected technology and devices. This free webinar event includes a short presentation and a Q&A session where AT&T representatives will answer any technical questions, device issues or troubleshooting.



Topic: Life Transition Binder Presentation with Sandra Batra*
Time: Thursday, January 14th @ 11am
Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75597303811?pwd=RTVjL2E0TU9zeXpSS1pwWTBDMkNFZz09]
Meeting ID: 755 9730 3811
Password: life
*This program was so popular - Are all your important details organized in one place so your family can easily access it if you were incapacitated? Could your family step-in and help you manage your affairs if you needed assistance?
Join Sandra Batra, as she explains how she can work with you to create a customized binder that incorporates all your life details, including: personal data, property, financial, retirement and insurance details, medical, and service provider information. Take control and act now so your loved ones have the information they need in the event of an emergency. This will give you and your loved ones peace of mind and provide them with direction and guidance.


Topic: One Size Does Not Fit All: How Couples with Varying Care Needs Can Live Their Best Lives*
Time: Thursday, January 14 @ 2:00 PM
To Preregister for Zoom Click here [https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ealZmhG8Svacuf2VBkeLWg]
*Each of us will experience the joys and challenges of aging on our own timeline – which may or may not coincide with that of our spouse or partner. The continuing care retirement communities of Hebrew SeniorLife are known for helping individuals and couples maximize their mutual quality of life, while also providing the health care and social support each individual needs. Sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife


NEW!!!
Topic: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: Awareness Inspires Conservation*

Time: Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 2pm
To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82867906360?pwd=S2U4cWlBcUllTW5raHZGaExsUi9DQT09]
Meeting ID: 828 6790 6360
Passcode: SHARK
*Our favorite Joy, is collaborating with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Oceanic Society for a four- part series on nature. The first program provides an overview of the work of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy which is great after a summer of sharks on the news! The lecture covers a wide range of topics-from the public perception of sharks to the role of sharks to the role of sharks in our marine ecosystem. The ongoing white shark research taking place off the coast of Cape Cod is explained in detail, as well as how that research is connected to white shark conservation. The program wraps up with a discussion on how the presence of white sharks close to shore has specifically affected the Cape community.


Topic: Arthritis Class with Stephen*
Time: Thursdays, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81687901740]
Meeting ID: 816 8790 1740
*This class is a mostly seated exercise class that does not encourage activities that might exacerbate arthritis symptoms and sore joints. It addresses range of motion, strength, flexibility, endurance balance and coordination. *Motion is lotion in this exercise class! This program includes range of motion, strengthening/flexibility, aerobic/endurance & balance & coordination exercises. Mindful relaxation completes the class. You DO NOT have to have arthritis to take part. Any movement is great these days - and always.


Topic: Climate & Energy Discussion Group: What Happens to Our Future*
Time: Thursday, January 14 @ 07:30 PM
To Join Zoom Meeting Click here [https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76327090131?pwd=cCs0MGlDeFVKNmFlQXVKcUUwbi9GZz09]
Meeting ID: 763 2709 0131
Passcode: 6UdX6p
*This group is growing which is so great! If you are concerned about our environment and nature - you should join! Do you have ideas on how to change the world? Are you interested in learning how to make a difference? Join this discussion group to talk all - things climate change.
FRIDAY
Topic: CATH Walking Group
Time: Fridays @ 11AM (Weather permitting)
To Join: Meeting in front of Town Hall by the tent
*Join this fun group we are bringing back. Everyone should be able to walk 2 miles, MUST wear a mask and should wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring a water. Please email Clif ahead of time if you are going to walk:

Topic: Short Story Discussion Group
Time: Fridays, @ 12:00PM
To Join Zoom Meeting: Click here [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89443509457?pwd=dEMzQVNRRS9nT3BSVkxWSXNLb3BXdz09]
Meeting ID: 894 4350 9457
Passcode: 623397
*Our Short Story Group is going so well. They are always looking for new members to discuss the stories and more! The story for Jan 15. Apples from the Desert by Savyon Liebrecht
https://movies2.nytimes.com/books/first/l/liebrecht-apples.html [https://movies2.nytimes.com/books/first/l/liebrecht-apples.html]


Topic: Band Class With Lisa: “Utilize Resistance Band Efficiency, and Maximize Your Efforts to Become Stronger”
Time: Fridays @ 1:00PM
To join Zoom Meeting: Stay tuned
*Resistance bands offer an alternative to exercise without using traditional weights. This 45 minute class uses bands which provide resistance during both the concentric and eccentric phase of movement. Therefore, this mode of training maximizes the benefits throughout the entire program. Bands are also forgiving on the joints of the Older Adult. This routine will increase strength addressing all muscles of the body. Bands are an enjoyable way to exercise, and can be obtained through the COA - Center at the Heights. First 30 to register by emailing Aicha will have the bands delivered.

These programs are being provided in response to the Center being closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. These instructors have worked hard to provide these opportunities to you, at your discretion, for your enjoyment.


As with all exercise programs, you need to use common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program.
By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. The Town of Needham and the instructors themselves, will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of these online fitness programs. Thank you for your understanding.



ENTERTAINMENT/INTERESTING


January found some of the best trademarks ever registered: Willy Wonka was registered as a trademark in 1972, as was the Whopper burger in 1965, Campbell’s Soup in 1906, and Coca-Cola in 1893.


Andy Warhol made art out of Campbell Soup Labels and more. Here is his story.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx6tKujAAOY]

Andy Warhol The SHOCKING Complete Picture [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx6tKujAAOY]
a look at andrew warhola I do not own this footage) follow http://www.instagram.com/Prestonlopez1 Expose your Art But Also protect it. -Preston Lopez
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Let's hear from the man himself.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SRuO4ch344]

Andy Warhol Interview [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SRuO4ch344]
An interview with artist and director, Andy Warhol. Watch on TomorrowPictures.TV: http://tomorrowpictures.tv/radio-tv-film/VW4JbysAAKkAgPT2/andy-warhol-interview https://twitter.com/Tomorrow_Pics https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowpictures2/ https://www.instagram.com/tomorrowpictures/
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Let's have a look at the battle between the two burger joints. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8NdvQCnS54]

McDonalds Vs Burger King Burger Wars [2019] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8NdvQCnS54]
Documentary looking at both burger chains and how they have grown to become world-dominating fast food branrds.
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Coca Cola - it's what's for dinner!
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8prGnt0kMc]

COCA COLA CHICKEN!!! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8prGnt0kMc]
This is how I cook chicken using coca cola INGREDIENTS -2pcs chopped onions -8cloves chopped garlic -1 and 1/2Kilo chopped chicken -2tsp salt and ground black pepper -750ml coca cola For business inquiries, please contact me at kuyafernscooking@yahoo.com Subscribe here http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08AFOLZoUQr1UMjT4O98WQ?sub_confirmation=1 ...
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Now with all the food items - let's move a little. Today - legs! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6iyYHSsvG0&t=144s]
Leg Strengthening Exercises For Seniors - Seniors Balance Workout | More Life Health - YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6iyYHSsvG0&t=144s]
Join me (Mike - Physiotherapist) in today’s exercise video, as we strengthen our legs and do some balance work. Plus a few other exercises!15-MINUTE LEG STRE...
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Our Comic Relief Clip of the Day if from Ellen and cooking.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyuKLjTXxeo]

Martha Stewart Cooks with Ellen and Drew [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyuKLjTXxeo]
Martha was here with some of her favorite recipes! Watch what happened when Ellen and Drew Barrymore joined in on all of the fall-themed fun!
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Our MAFA Song of the day is from Willy Wonka.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y8aYd9uqFY]

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Pure Imagination Gene Wilder (1971) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y8aYd9uqFY]
Gene Wilder is Willy Wonka Willy Wonka is a fictional character in the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the film adaptations that followed. The book and the 1971 film adaption both vividly depict an unusual Wonka — a feature arising from his creative genius. He annoys the other characters with his antics, though ...
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Our Center quote of the Day is "Land really is the best art." ~Andy Warhol

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