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.
FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM
The Northbridge Fire Department will present a program on winter fire safety at the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
SEN. MICHAEL MOORE OFFICE HOURS
Sen. Michael Moore will have office hours from noon to 1 p.m. Monday. The senator will have office hours at the center the second Monday of each month.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
Nurse Pat Wallen will have a blood pressure clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12.
KNOW THE SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S
The Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Signs’’ at 12:30 p.m. March 12. The presentation includes video and audio that discusses the myths about Alzheimer’s and explains the differences between normal aging and Alzheimer’s.
CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Sing Irish songs and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 13. Presented by Tri-Valley Nutrition. Stay for lunch with 48-hour notice.
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 center for more detailed information.
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 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. March 29. If you currently are 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 March 16, to see the musical “A Little Bit of Ireland” following a luncheon at the Chateau Restaurant. Call 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.