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News from Mendon Senior Center

Regular Weekly Programs:

Walking Group – Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 8:30 a.m.

Chorus Rehearsal – Monday 1 p.m.

Chair Exercise – Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. (must register; call for availability)

Lunch Club – Tuesday/Thursday 12 p.m. Please make reservations at least 48 hours in advance at 508-478-6175.

Scrabble – Tuesday 9 a.m.

Hand, Knee & Foot (Canasta type) – Tuesdays 1 p.m.

Cribbage – Wednesday 9:30 a.m.

Qigong – Wednesday 10 a.m.

Games – Thursday 9:45 a.m.

Mah Jong – Thursday 1 p.m.

Yarn Works/Knitting Group – Thursdays 1 p.m.

Evening Yoga – Thursday 6 p.m.


Medicare Supplement Plans or Medicare Advantage Plans? Which Coverage is Best for Me?

The #1 question most people have when deciding on the coverage that is best for them. The Mendon Senor Center will be hosting Sue Flannagan with Blue Cross Blue Shield on Monday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m. This 45-minute presentation will explore the differences between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans, show real life case studies and provide resources to help in the decision process. This presentation is great for people new to Medicare and also for existing Medicare members that will have the option to make changes to their plan during the Annual Election Period from October 15 through December 7 or during the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period from January 1 through March 31. Please stop by or call the Mendon Senior Center at 508-478-6175 to reserve your space.

Artist Spotlight

Jim Buckley continues this popular program. On Tuesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. he will explore the life and works of American artist Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) famous for his landscape photos of New England. Please stop by or call the Mendon Senior Center at 508-478-6175 to reserve your space in this free program.

Music Bingo & Halloween Hat Party

Join us for some spooky fun and prizes on Tuesday, October 31 when the Friends of Mendon Elders will sponsor Music Bingo with Good Thomas at 11 a.m. Wear your favorite hat or costume. Join us for a pizza luncheon following bingo. The cost of lunch is $5. Please register for one or both programs at the center.


Fire & Home Safety

Presented by Mendon Fire Department, Thursday, November 2 at 11 a.m. at the Mendon Senior Center. Darren Simpson, SAFE Senior Coordinator, will be here at the Senior Center to share important resources and tips for staying safe in your home including the lock box program, File of Life, cooking safety demonstation and more. Please call the Center to register for this important program; you could win a door prize or two! Additionally, the Mendon Board of Health will join us to discuss Emergency Preparedness and how you can create your own Survivor Kit (starter materials will be distributed). Must be present to win door prizes. Consider joining us for a soup and sandwich lunch at noon following the presentations.


Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Mendon Veterans of all ages and branches of service are invited to a breakfast in their honor sponsored by the Mendon Police Association on Friday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. Co-hosted by the Mendon Council on Aging, this event will feature a patriotic musical tribute offered by the Mendon Minstrels chorus. Additional sponsors include M+M Medical and the Friends of Mendon Elders. Please stop by or call the Mendon Senior Center to register. If you are new to this event, please consider submitting a copy of yourself in uniform to add to our Veterans’ display board. Your photo will be copied, and your original will be returned. 


Important Reminders from Outreach

Fuel Assistance – Re-certifications are being mailed from SMOC later than usual. Mendon residents, please call Janet Hubener, Outreach Coordinator, at the Mendon Senior Center when you have received your application to schedule an appointment to complete the process for this season.

The redetermination process is ongoing for Mass Health and SNAP. To prevent the loss of coverage, watch your mail and respond in a timely manner.

Medicare Open Enrollment – October 15 - December 7. This is your opportunity to change your Medicare Part D prescription drug or Medicare Advantage plan. The change will take effect January 1, 2024. If you need assistance call for a SHINE appointment early.