Reservations are requested for most programs offered at Mashpee Senior Center unless indicated otherwise at the end of each description. More information is available by contacting Julie Silva, activity coordinator, at 508-539-1440, extension 3512.

Movie Musings

Come join our friendly group as we watch each movie on our own and then will meet to discuss the performance of each leading man. Hollywood’s Rod Steiger, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman and Spencer Tracy were all contenders for best actor for films of 1967. Only one person won.

On Monday, April 22, we will discuss Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of his role in “The Graduate.”

New members and drop-ins are welcome!

Sight Loss Services Peer Support Group

The Sight Loss Services support group is open to anyone with vision issues from diagnosis to legal blindness and provides access and information on services available. The group will meet at the senior center on Monday, April 22, at 10 AM. The support group meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 10 to 11:30 AM. For more information, call Sight Loss Services at 508-394-3904 or visit Drop-in attendees are welcome.

National Picnic Day Luncheon

“Hey, Boo Boo, let’s go get us a picnic basket!” Join us on Tuesday, April 23, at noon as we celebrate National Picnic Day (indoors). Luncheon starts at noon with games to follow. Due to space limitation, this is open to Mashpee seniors only. Register by calling 508-539-1440 or stop by the front desk to sign up. This activity is sponsored by Royal Health Group.

Cape Cod Healthcare Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services Support

This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 1:30 PM at the senior center; the group will meet next on April 24. The support group is for people with memory impairment and their care partners and provides information, guidance, and respite to caregivers, and conversation and social interaction for those with memory impairment. To preregister, call Cape Cod Healthcare Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services at 508-775-5656.

The Answer Is You

Join us on Thursday, April 25, at 1 PM as we welcome motivational speaker Magdalana Grace Siegel for a light-hearted and humorous session of “The Answer is You.” Well known among senior centers, Magdelana Grace has a unique way talking about aging issues. She will ask compelling questions, allowing you to gather insights about yourself along the way. Feel fully alive and not afraid to learn more about yourself. Join us as she inspires, entertains, and gives you the ability to grow and celebrate more in life. Register at 508-539-1440 or stop by the front desk to sign up.

Crafts With Karen

Come join us as Karen Thurber leads workshops for making beautiful crafts. She will provide the needed supplies. Come on in and create! There is a fee. If you choose to supply your own decorations, be aware that the fee will still be required for instruction. Make a reservation at 508-539-1440 or stop by the front desk to sign up.

Resin Picture Frames—Thursday, April 25, at 2 PM is back by popular demand! Plus new frame: Show the sea glass pouring from a bottle. If you would like to bring your own sea glass, you may; however, Karen always has a supply of glass.

Mashpee Police Department’s Tip Of The Month

As springtime starts to knock on our door, more and more people will be outside enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, with the warmer weather we see an increase of motor vehicle break-ins. Oftentimes, simply locking your vehicle is enough of a deterrent for the thief. Remember, always lock your vehicle in well-lit areas. Do not store any valuables in your vehicle. Remember to take note of the area in which you live. If you see someone or something out of place, please contact Mashpee Police Department immediately at 508-477-1212. If you see something, say something. Trust your instincts. If you have any questions, call Special Officer Tara Carline at extension 7253.

Health Fair

The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod will be hosting a free health fair at Mashpee Senior Center on Monday, April 29, from 10 AM to noon. During the event, VNA nurses and staff members will be providing free screenings, education materials, wellness services, and so much more: nutrition demonstrations and food samples; blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and bone density screenings; falls prevention; aromatherapy; health and wellness materials; and giveaways. Join us for a fun-filled event. Reservations are not necessary. Drop in and meet us! Mashpee Human Services is sponsoring this event in collaboration with the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod and the Mashpee Council on Aging.

Fuel Assistance

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), more commonly known as the fuel assistance program, provides low-income households with help in paying heating bills. There is still time in April for fuel assistance applications. Call the senior center at 508-539-1440 to complete an application.

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