NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – The Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland St., 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 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 the center at 11:30 a.m. Reservations should be made a day in advance by calling 508-234-2002. Meals on Wheels also are delivered every day. Call 508-234-2002 to arrange delivery.
Upcoming events include:
The Worcester Trinity Symphonette will perform at the Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 12:45 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon with Lee Bartlett and his group of excellent musicians. Lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. However, reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.
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.
MONTHLY BIRTHDAY DINNER
The monthly birthday dinner and plant raffle will be at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. Anyone celebrating a birthday in January is welcome to attend and bring a guest. Reservations are needed by Jan. 18.
The Visiting Nurses Association of the Greater Milford-Northbridge Area, in cooperation with the Board of Health in Northbridge, is sponsoring a wellness clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 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 on the fourth Friday of the month. The next meeting is Friday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. 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.
MEDICAL DRIVERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed to drive local seniors to out-of-town medical appointments. Drivers 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.
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. Come into 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. This helps keep track of our inventory.
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 Code RED and enter the required information. Those without a computer can contact the center for more information at 508-234-2002.