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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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.

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.

Ice Cream Social

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” What better way to spend a summer afternoon? Join us on Tuesday, August 20, at 2 PM for Royal Health Group’s ever-popular summer ice cream social at the senior center. This activity is limited to Mashpee seniors and reservations are required. Call 508-539-1440 or stop by the front desk to sign up.

A Message From Melanie Parrish, RN, Visiting Nurse Association Of Cape Cod

“Coffee For Health Talks” are scheduled for the third Monday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Join us for coffee, a healthy snack, and casual conversation about managing your healthcare. In addition, we invite you to get your blood pressure checked along with a one-on-one consultation with registered nurse Jane Bollin. This group accepts requests for specific health-related topics. Stop by and see what it’s all about! Bring a friend. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Cape Cod & Islands Regional SHINE Program

Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. Call the senior center to schedule a SHINE appointment at 508-539-1440. For Mashpee residents, more information on these programs or assistance with any Medicare insurance is available from a SHINE counselor once each week at the senior center. If you are a resident of a town other than Mashpee, call your town for SHINE locations/appointments. If you need immediate help or have an urgent question, contact the Barnstable County Regional SHINE office at 508-375-6762; or 508-362-5885 TTY.

Mobi-Chairs At Mashpee Beaches

Mashpee Recreation Department has two beach- and water-accessible wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who need it. There are two chairs available: one at South Cape Beach and one at Johns Pond. A chair can be reserved by calling the recreation department at 508-539-1416 or by asking the beach gate attendant if a chair is available. Please have someone available to assist you on the beach and in the water.

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