February 15, 2017, 9:30 AM
Join us to discuss Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky. Copies of the book are available at the Watertown Free Public Library. Cod is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history, with this humble fish as its recurring main character. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas and also the staple of the medieval diet? Cod. As we make our way through the centuries of cod history, we also find a delicious legacy of recipes, and the tragic story of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once their numbers were legendary. In this lovely, history, Mark Kurlansky ponders the question: Is the fish that changed the world forever changed by the world's folly?
New members are always welcome!
February 15, 2017, 10:00 AM
Join us for coffee and conversation about the important topic of Caregiving.
Molly Saldo, Caregiver Specialist at Springwell, the local Aging Services Access Point, and professionals from UCP and Beaver Brook Step who support the Watertown Memory Café, a place for people with memory challenges and their care partners, will be here to share advice and resources for caregivers, spouses, family and friends about caring for those we love.
Pre-registration is requested.
Coffee and light refreshments.
THE SHINE PROGRAM (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free service funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs to help answer your health insurance, and prescription medication coverage questions. SHINE volunteers are trained and certified to provide seniors with free confidential counseling by appointment. Our SHINE volunteer is at the Senior Center once a week on Wednesdays. Call 617-972-6490 to schedule an appointment.
February 15, 2017, 11:00 AM
Exercise class with Henry Oliveras, at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, Increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try!
February 15, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Seniors meet once a month to socialize and drop of items they have knitted or crocheted during the month for infants and for our soldiers.
Don't know how to knit or crochet? We will be happy to get your started.
We have yarn, needles, and books available for you to use for your project.
New members are always welcome to join us!
February 15, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Council Chambers
February 15, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Town Council Chambers