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

Jun 28, 2022

July 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:

Osteoporosis Education
On Monday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m., learn how to take charge of your bone health with a presentation from Amgen. Walk-ins welcome.

Music on the Lawn
On Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m., see a small group from the NB Symphony Orchestra trio perform an hour-long, free concert. Call ahead to preregister, and bring a chair.

Trader Joe’s Trip
On Wednesday, July 13, take a trip to Trader Joe’s supermarket. Van leaves at 9:30 a.m.
Preregistration is required.

Veteran’s 3rd annual Pool Tournament
On Friday, July 15 at 9 a.m., all are welcome to come and watch the veterans compete and enjoy a continental breakfast. Call the Center for more information.

Japanese Sumie Art Class
On Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m., join Jane Bergoli to learn the basics of Japanese Sumie painting. The cost is $10 and all supplies are included. 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.

Free Outdoor Meditation with Lynda
On Wednesday, July 27 at 3 p.m. Please call the Center to preregister.

New 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 is back
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.

Guided meditation with Lynda
On Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m., attend a free guided meditation, great for those who are looking for potential new ways to release any tension and stress in the mind and body.

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.

Chair massage with Linda
On Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., sessions are available by appointment. The cost is $2.

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. July’s book is: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Next month’s book will be The Widow’s War by Sally Cabot 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.

Art class
On Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, students can work on their own pieces and receive instruction as needed. The cost is $10. Contact the center for more information.

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.