Here's what the Council on Aging has planned for October
October is here and the Dartmouth Council on Aging will be hosting a full schedule of events/activities. Here’s what’s coming up this month.
Council on Aging newsletter
The COA newsletter is available on the Town of Dartmouth website. Visit www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/council-aging/pages/coa-newsletters to check out the latest letter or previous newsletters.
Lower back workshop
The workshop, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m., will give participants knowledge they need to keep lower back strong flexible and injury. Participants will be required to perform exercises.
Free walk-ins are welcome.
Let’s talk feet
Join podiatrist Dr. Alan Lechan Thursday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. as he discusses the causes, risks, factors and prevention of callouses and bunions. A question and answer session will follow the talk. Walk-ins are welcome.
Creative arts Fridays
Beginning Oct. 8, the Center will host classes going over the exploration of media, including drawing and painting.
The class, which will be held each Friday, is presented by the New Bedford Art Museum.
Pre-registration required as space is limited.
Dance for Parkinson’s
The Center will host a weekly training session in which participants are empowered to explore movement and music. Sessions are free and will be held Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer’s support group
The Center’s Alzheimer's support group will resume meetings at the center on Oct. 19. This professionally led group is for caregivers. For more information, contact facilitator Carolyn Greany at (508) 304-4587.
YWCA Widow Person Program
The YWCA Widow Person Program will be returning to the Center on Oct. 14 and 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for newly widowed and 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all others. Walk-ins are welcome.
Joseph O’Neil of Medicare Help 65 will present Medicare basics and the importance of enrollment periods for seniors on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.
To sign up, call the Center at (508) 999-4717.
Classes at the Center
Cam’s body awareness is held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Fridays. Cost is $2.
Gentle Yoga with Joan is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. Cost is $5. Walk-ins are welcome.
Strength and Flexibility with Larry will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Larry will teach how to improve your muscle, bone strength, balance and flexibility with a full body routine using hand weights.This modified class is fit for all.
Cost is $2. Walk-ins are welcome.
Tai Chi will be held Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes returned Aug. 10 as part of an eight week session. Cost is $30 for the eight weeks. Those who want to get a preview before doing more tai chi are encouraged to drop in for a free class.
Bridge will be held Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. Cribbage will happen Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mah Jongg is on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.
On Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the Center will offer billiards lessons. Classes are limited to four people. To register, call the Center.
Hearing clinic with At Home Healthcare
Hearing evaluations and hearing aid checks will be held Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Call the Center at (508) 999-4717 to schedule an appointment.
For other legal advice, the COA will host consultations with elder law attorney Brandon Walecka on Oct. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. by appointment only.
The COA also recommends reaching out to the Justice Bridge Legal Center, a UMass Law affiliate that can be reached by calling (508) 449-9296 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justice Bridge will also hold a clinic on Oct. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the Center.