Please note that 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.

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Breakfast & Broadway

If you love Broadway shows and musicals you won’t want to miss this presentation! Join Karyn Wendell on Thursday, August 15, at 10 AM and learn about the phenomenon of “Hamilton” and revivals such as “Oklahoma.” She will talk about the Tony award winners, the story behind the shows and—lest we not forget—the fabulous local theater on the Cape and in Boston and Providence. She will discuss shows coming locally as well, while everyone is enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast treats.

Mashpee Police Department’s 4th National Night Out

Join the Mashpee Police Department’s Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, from 5:30 to 7:30. Free and totally fun festivities will take place on the grounds between the police and fire stations at Frank E. Hicks Drive. Bring your family and join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship plus police, fire and DPW equipment with demonstrations and vehicle tours. There will be music by Cape Country 104, free food, free bicycle helmets courtesy of Mashpee Kiwanis and—courtesy of the Salvation Army—free backpacks filled with school supplies (all freebies while supplies last). Face painting is courtesy of NAMI, balloon twister and tattoo artist courtesy of Friends of Mashpee Library; and don’t forget to visit the Mashpee Senior Center/Council on Aging table! National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and better places to live.

Croquet Is Back!

Join us for a morning of fun and movement Thursday, August 8, from 10 AM to noon as we play croquet in the Mashpee Senior Center back yard. Call the senior center to reserve a mallet or just come by and have fun.

Cloth Star Craft

Join us as leader Gail Goraj demonstrates how to make beautiful handcrafted cloth stars on Tuesday, August 13, at 1 PM. They may be used as ornaments; attach them to gifts as a fun accent; or tuck gift cards into them. They are so versatile and so much fun to make. Gail will provide the needed supplies. Come on in and create! There is a fee.

Exercise For Longevity

This 50-minute class offered on Fridays at 9 AM will teach exercises to encourage longevity and promote the well-being of the mind, body, and spirit. By combining aspects of tai chi and qi gong with other self-care techniques, the class will focus on slow, gentle movements and nourishing practices for the body. Evidence-based studies have shown that the health and wellness benefits may include increased bone density, lower blood pressure, increased physical strength and balance, increased immune function, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as decreased inflammation. Seeking health in older age is a timeless art and one that can provide countless, palpable benefits for the older adult. This drop-in class runs through August 23. There is a fee.

Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is the process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. Mindfulness meditation may help one recognize and manage stressful thoughts and situations, which may lead to a more balanced and healthier outlook. A study by Harvard researchers determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s gray matter. Every Tuesday at 1 PM, instructor Pete Cormier will guide you through and help you to develop your meditation practice. This is a drop-in class and there is a fee. More information is available by contacting Julie Silva, activity coordinator, at 508-539-1440, extension 3512.

Fuel Assistance

It’s that time of year when you will receive in your mail your application to recertify for fuel assistance if you received fuel assistance last winter. Along with the application you will need to send in all your documentation: 1) Last four weeks’ gross income for everyone in the household 18 years and older; all income must be documented such as child support, odd jobs, veterans pension, AFDC, Social Security, et cetera; 2) Complete electric bill; 3) Heating bill; 4) Mortgage, homeowners insurance, real estate tax bill or lease; 5) Photo ID; 6) Social Security cards and birth dates for all in household. For new applications, the process for applying starts November 1. Call our outreach coordinator for more information at 508-539-1440, extension 3502.

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