NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – The Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland St., has released its schedule for the next few weeks. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays.
The Northbridge Senior Center is closed when schools are closed due to inclement weather. When school opening is delayed, the center opens at 9:30 a.m.
A congregate lunch is served every day at 11:30 a.m. Reservations should be made a day in advance by calling 508-234-2002. Meals on Wheels are delivered every day. Call 508-234-2002 to arrange delivery.
A need exists for volunteers to drive local seniors to out-of-town appointments and to help with the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers are reimbursed 50 cents per mile. Any time – one day per week, morning or afternoon – would be appreciated. Call the senior center for more detailed information.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
An all-male chorus will sing love songs at the Senior Center at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Have lunch and stay for the program. Lunch reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.
BREAKFAST AT BVT
Seniors will enjoy a family-style breakfast at Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 12. The cost is $7. Call the center to arrange transportation.
John Root will sing popular love songs to help seniors celebrate the spirit of Valentine's Day. The program is funded by a grant from the Northbridge Cultural Council.
The Friends of Northbridge Elders Inc. resumes the 120 Club fundraiser the first Thursday in February. The winners of the final drawing of 2012 will be published in the Jan. 26 Senior News.
The VNA of the Greater Milford-Northbridge Area, in corporation with the Board of Health in Northbridge is sponsoring a Wellness Clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this benefit.
A Shine Counselor is available by appointment only to discuss Medicare and health insurance issues. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
PITCH AND POOL
Pitch and pool players are needed. Call the center for more information.
The Northbridge Senior Center’s Caregivers group meets the fourth Friday of the month. The next meeting is at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. If you are currently caring for a family member or close friend, join others who share your compassion.
SAVE THE DATE
The Northbridge Senior Center’s Day Trippers will go to Waltham on Saturday, March 16, to see the musical “A Little Bit of Ireland” following a luncheon at the Chateau Restaurant. Call the Center to sign up or for more information.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Due to the recent high volume of Meals on Wheels requests, reservations are needed 48 hours in advance for congregate meals at the nutrition site.
The center has medical equipment available for senior residents. There is no fee for this service. Go to the center and someone will be available to show you what is available. In order to serve you better, the center asks you leave your name, address and phone number with the office staff.
CODE RED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
The Northbridge Police Department encourages residents to enroll in the town's new emergency notification system, Code RED. This system will notify you directly of any emergency information. A computer is necessary to register. The website is www.northbridgepolice.com. Click on the Code RED and enter required information. Those without a computer, contact the center for more information at 508-234-2002.