Here’s what the Dartmouth Council on Aging has planned for August

Jul 25, 2022

August is here and the Dartmouth Council on Aging will be hosting a full schedule of events/activities.

For questions, or to preregister for any events, call the Maria Connor Center for Active Living at 508-999-4717.

Here’s what’s coming up this month:

Music on the Lawn
On Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m., see Lisa Soares and the Jazz Duo perform a free concert. Call ahead to preregister, and bring a chair.

Senior Supper Club
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. the COA will host a senior supper club dinner. The cost is $5.

Movie Day
On Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., watch a free screening of King Richard, featuring the Oscar-winning performance of Will Smith. Preregistration is required.

Free Art Kits from NB Art Museum
Every Thursday from July 28 to August 25, take home a different art project to complete each week. If you do not have transportation to the Center, they can deliver a kit to you. Contact the Center for more information.

Meditation with Lynda
On Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Walk-ins welcome. The classes are free.

Chair Massage with Linda
On Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $2. Sessions available by appointment.

New Music with Friends
On Tuesdays at 1 p.m., join this informal group to share songs, sounds and stories. Walk-ins welcome.

Family Caregiver Support Group
On the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m., join Coastline, in a partnership with the DCOA, for a monthly support group. No pre-registration required.

YWCA Widowed Persons Program
On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month will hold sessions from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome.

Elder law consultations with Attorney Brandon Walecka
On the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m., make an appointment to speak with the lawyer.

Free legal consultation with Justice Bridge
On the last Wednesday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. make an appointment to speak to a lawyer, available through UMass Law.

Hearing evaluations and hearing aid checks
On the 3rd Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, the center will hold a hearing clinic with At Home Healthcare. Call the COA to schedule an appointment.

Blood pressure clinic
On the last Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. visit the COA for a blood pressure clinic. Walk-ins welcome.

Free pain consultations
On the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., the COA will hold free pain consultations with Baystate Physical Therapy. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Coffee Hour
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Country Three Band
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. come see the Country Three Band for live music and dancing. The cost is $4. Walk-ins welcome.

Gentle yoga
On Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jane Hoffman will teach gentle yoga. The cost is $5 per class.

Resistance bands with Larry
On Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Bands are gentle on joints, versatile and can be modified for all levels. This group class will include a stretching and balance component. Bands provided. The cost is $2. Walk-ins welcome.

Zumba Gold
On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. the COA will host the popular dance aerobics class. Cost is $7.

Book Club
On the 2nd Monday of the month at 1 p.m., join the book club for a discussion on the book of the month. August’s book is “The Widow's War” by Sally Gunning. For more info call the center.

Tai Chi
On Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost of 8 weeks of sessions is $30.

Dance for Parkinson’s
On Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. participants are empowered to explore movement and music. Walk-ins welcome. Free.

Knitting and sewing for charity
On Thursdays, put your textiles skills to work for a good cause. Knitting is at 9 a.m. and sewing is at 10 a.m. Walk-ins welcome.

On Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. Call the Center for more information.

Mah Jongg
On Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Billiards Lessons
On Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. Limit of four players per class. Please call the Center to reserve your spot.

Save the date: Round Hill Gala
On Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Dartmouth Friends of the Elderly will hold The Gala at Round Hill fundraiser. The event will feature a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and music. A donation of $50 per person is requested. The proceeds will benefit DCOA programs and improvements. For tickets, contact Maria Connor at 508-636-6453.