Mashpee Senior Center will be closed Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day.

— 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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Cornhole Tournament & Cookout: Senior Center Versus Mashpee Police

Mark your calendars for one of the biggest competitions in Mashpee. On Thursday, July 11, from noon to 2 PM, the senior center is taking on members of the Mashpee Police Department. Grab a burger, grab a hotdog, grab a cornhole bag and toss away for the bragging rights of being the champions. Participation in this activity is limited to Mashpee seniors only, and the competition will go on whether rain or shine! To join the team, stop by the front desk or contact Julie Silva at 508-539-1440, extension 3512.

Osprey Presentation

You see them majestically flying above estuaries and bays, whistling at each other, scanning for fish. Spotting their prey, they hover and then plunge into the water catching the fish in their talons. Ospreys were once near extinction and now are one of America’s great conservation success stories. Find out more about their feeding and behavior. Join Vaira Harik of Cape Cod Osprey Watch who will present information about these iconic birds on Friday, July 12, at 11 AM.

Identifying And Avoiding Financial Scams

It is likely you know someone who has been a victim of a financial scam. Older adults tend to be targets of such scams. Join us on Tuesday, July 16, at 11 AM as Taryn Wilson, director of fraud prevention at Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, discusses financial scams, how to best protect yourself as an older adult, and what to do if you believe you have been a victim of such a scam. Come to this presentation to become more knowledgeable about this important topic.

Breakfast Trivia With The Activity Coordinator

If you have been to some of our recent events, you know our activity coordinator loves trivia—at least asking the questions. It’s a lot of fun and a really great way to meet people. Come join us on Thursday, July 18, at 10 AM for a light breakfast and a very fun-filled session. This program is limited to Mashpee seniors.

Exercise For Longevity

This 50-minute class 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, this 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 is offered on Fridays at 9 AM and runs through August 23. There is a fee.

Book Club

The selection for July is “Sargent’s Women” by Donna M. Lucey, who researched the background of four amazing women who were painted by John Singer Sargent in the late 19th century. It is a fascinating and extremely interesting book. Come and join us Friday, July 19 (and on the third Friday of each month), at 2 PM for a fun hour. Reservations are not required; just pop in! New members are always welcome to join this lively group. Everyone has a say and we spend 99 percent of the hour discussing books. It is also a nice way to meet new people.

Mashpee Senior Center Talent Show Coming Soon!

What do you get when you combine “America’s Got Talent,” “The Voice,” “American Idol,” “The X Factor,” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” You get the first-ever Mashpee Senior Center Talent Show complete with awards and bragging rights. Here is your chance to showcase your talents. How about singing, dancing, poetry reading, juggling, or a magic act? What else can you do? If you are interested in showcasing your talents (individually or as a team) or judging, contact Julie Silva at 508-539-1440, extension 3512.

Mashpee Men’s Club

Retired or semi-retired men over the age of 50 are invited to join the men’s club, which meets on the first Tuesday of each month, starting with coffee at 10 AM followed by a brief business meeting and a presentation by a guest speaker. Members also participate in a variety of interesting trips on and off-Cape each month, with lunch a part of each excursion. The club was formed in 1997.

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