Programs

 
 

Lifelong Learning / Community Interests / Special Interest

Ask An Attorney

Private 15 minute appointments. Bring your legal questions to an experienced Elder Law attorney.  Attorneys will provide individual legal advice and/or appropriate referrals. Call for your appointment, 508-647-6540
Days & Times: Varies, usually the second Monday morning and third Wednesday afternoon of the month.

Bagels with BOS (Board Of Selectman)

Once a month sit and enjoy a fresh bagel and speak with one of our Natick Selectmen. Get to know our town representatives. Bagels & Coffee provided by Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences.
Days & Times: Varies, usually the last Thursday morning of each month, please check monthly Calendar.

Computer Class Instruction

 

Computer Lab

Learn how to operate a computer or to sharpen your existing skills. Surf the web and send letters to your family. Our dedicated and skilled teachers are here to help you.
Day & Time: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Meet with Your State Representative

Each month you have the opportunity to meet with both Rep. David Linsky. They want to hear from you. They work for you, come and meet them. Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns.
Day & Time: Varies, Usually 1st Monday at 9:30 A.M. - Call for exact date.

Moment with Moira

A once a month opportunity to share your thoughts and idea's with our Director Moira Munns. She usually has a subject that is of a timely nature, but she is open to all subjects and concerns. Come and share your ideas, compliments, complaints or just to talk.
Day & Time: Second Thursday @ 11:00.

Monday Movies

Each week we extend the opportunity to you to see a movie with friends..
Day & Time: Mondays at 12:30

Games of Skill & Chance

Bingo

Also called Fun & Games. Meet twice a week for games. Players must be a member of the "Friends of the Natick Senior Center, Inc."
Days & Time is: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:45 P.M.

Chess

The Metro West Chess Club meets at the Natick Community-Senior Center one evening a week. All levels of players are welcome. For more information call (508) 620-7647.
Day & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.

Contract Bridge

Intermediate level play. Tables are made up from players who show up. More players always welcome.
Day & Time: Thursdays at 9:00 A.M.

Duplicate Bridge

For experienced players who can hold their own in a highly competitive environment.
Day & Time: Wednesdays at 12:30 P.M.

Mah Jong

Day & Time: Tuesday and Friday at 12:00 P.M.

Billiards

Two regulation tables are available. Men play Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Tables are open at other times for anyone to use. Under 18 with adult supervision.
Day & Time : Monday thru Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Scrabble

This group meets every week to share their mutual love of word play and Scrabble.
Day & Time: Monday afternoons at 1:00.

Exercise, Health and Wellness

Bereavement Group

Support group for adults of all ages who have lost a loved one within the past three years.
Day & Time:

Chair Aerobics

Get in shape, join this vigorous beginners exercise session which will use most muscles of your body and a cardio workout as well—all while sitting securely in a chair.
Tuesdays and Fridays Chair Aerobics:This class is being led by instructor John Vernon.
Day & Time: Tuesdays at 11:00 or Fridays at 11:00am: $3. per class, ongoing, uses Multi-class Exercise Card. ($30 for a card for 10 classes)

Chair Volleyball

Free- Group Exercise. Chair Volleyball is a modified version of regular volleyball. The game is played with an inflatable beach ball and all players must remain seated while the game is in play. A great team activity, which can improves upper body mobility, balance and strength
Day & Time: Schedule varies, usually meets as follows: Monday @ 12:00, Wednesdays & Fridays @ 10:30.

Diabetic Support Group

For people who have Diabetes, this group offers a wealth of information and support that is aimed at empowering people deal with their disease more effectively. This group is facilitated by a LICSW and utilizes educational tools and group experiences as well as occasional guest speakers.
Day & Time: Usually the second Tuesday of the month @10:00. Please call for next meeting time.

Fit & Firm
Weekly exercise group uses chairs and floor mats to perform non-aerobic stretching and flexibility exercises.
Day & Time: Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M.

NEW Winners

Come Join! Be a NEW Winner! This free 6 week program will be a fun-filled, active and personal journey of Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness, and will be Co- Facilitated by Nutritionist Joan Hill, RD,CDE, LD and Sheralee Gladu, a Certified Exercise Instructor. .  Pre-registration is required, Space is limited. To sign-up please call 508-647-6540.
Day & Time: Free 6 week Program - Call for schedule.

My Life My Health

My Life, My Health is a chronic disease self-management workshop that was developed by the School of Medicine at Stanford University.  Adults of any age who have chronic health issues, such as fibromyalgia, asthma, depression, arthritis, heart or lung conditions, back pain, diabetes or any other chronic condition, as well as people who care for someone with a chronic health problem are invited to attend. Topics covered will include: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments.
Day & Time: Varies, call Mignonne for more details.

Open Gym

Join us for open gym time at the Community-Senior Center. Any age is welcome but there is no direct supervision or organized program.  We have basketballs here or bring you can bring your own equipment. Day & Time: Monday - Thursday 3:00-4:00 P.M.                                                                                                             

Podiatry Clinic

Once a month we are able to offer the services of Podiatrist  Dr T. Douglas John. He will do routine foot care, call for further guidelines and cost. By appointment only, please call.
Day & Time: 1 Wednesday morning per month, please call for current months exact date.

SHINE

Certified volunteer counselors provide information, counseling, and other assistance on health insurance options for seniors citizens and other Medicare beneficiaries on a twice weekly basis. Prescheduled appointments are requested. Call 1-508-647-6540 to make an appointment.
Days & Times: Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 P.M.,Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to Noon, Thursdays from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. & Saturdays 9:00-12:00 P.M.

Strength Training Class

Strength training is an essential component to any workout program. It increases the amount of muscle you have, which in turn helps to increase your overall metabolism. Strength classes are appropriate for all levels of fitness.  This class will use elastic bands and hand held weights. This class is being led by instructor Sheralee Gladu,
Day & Time: Fridays at 10:00am: $3. per class, ongoing, uses Multi-class Exercise Card.

T'ai Chi

The graceful movements of the T'ai Chi will transport you to a place of calm within yourself. Loosen up all those achy joints, stretch those muscles, and improve your balance and concentration. For information call the Natick Senior Center at (508) 647-6540
Days & Times: Wednesdays at 10:00am. Call 508-647-6540 for current class schedule and availability. $3. per class, uses Multi-class Exercise Card. ($30 for a card for 10 classes)

Video Exercise

A small, intimate group meets to exercise with Richard Simmons and other video exercise leaders.
Day & Time: Thursdays at 10:00 A.M.

Water Exercise Classes, "Gentle Joints"

Yoga

A very popular weekly exercise program. Instructor led stretching and positioning to facilitate mind-body synthesis and well-being. 
Day & Time: Fridays at 1:45 P.M. $3. per class, ongoing, uses Multi-class Exercise Card. ($30 for a card for 10 classes)

Zumba

What is Zumba? Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique movements that fuses Latin and International music. This is an ongoing class so you can start it at any time!  Don’t get left out of this  fun program. This class is being led by Susan Craver.
Day & Time: Mondays at 12:30pm $3. per class, ongoing, uses Multi-class Exercise Card. ($30 for a card for 10 classes)

Literature, Music & Art

Beaded Jewelry

Do you like to make jewelry, but don’t have all the supplies?  Do you want to join some other people who love to make beaded jewelry? Come to our drop-in beaded jewelry making programs! You can come and make your own beaded jewelry creations including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.  All materials will be provided. There will be a modest charge per item made and taken.  Sign up is  requested so we can have an idea of number of attendees, but not required. Assistance will be available, but this is not a formal class.
Day & Time: Varies by month, please check Activities Calendar.

Chorale Singing Group - Goldenaires

Do you love to sing? Would you like to join others and bring that love of music  to people in nursing homes? Or do you want to get together with other folks who just like to sing? If yes than come to join us. The Goldenaires choral group meets weekly for practice or performances in Metro West.
Day & Time: Fridays at 1:00 P.M. (No practice during the summer)

Knitting

Each week a dedicated and talented group of women come together to knit, crochet, and share friendship. Many of their creations are sold each year to help raise money for the Friends, or are donated to local charities. All levels are welcome. Call the Natick Community-Senior Center at (508) 647-6540 for more information.
Day & Time: Wednesdays at 1:00 P.M.

Quilting

If you love to create works of art with fabric, or if you have always wanted to make a quilt, this is a group for you.  All levels are welcome.
Day & Time: Thursdays at 1:00pm

Watercolor / Sketching

Every week a very talented group of artists gather to share their latest art projects, questions, idea's and experience. We have volunteer instructors, who are themselves talented artists, who are eager to share their knowledge, critiques and enthusiasm. Whether a beginner or experienced artist come and make some new friends.
Day & Time: Wednesdays mornings at 9:30am

CLASS CURRENTLY FULL  

Writers' Guild

A diverse group of individuals who like to write and meet weekly to share and discuss their poems, short stories, and other creative pieces. For new and experienced writers.
Day & Time: Tuesdays at 1:00 P.M.