NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - The schedule of programs at the Northbridge Senior Center on Highland Street was recently released. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A congregate lunch is served every day at the center at 11:30. Reservations should be made a day in advance by calling 508-234-2002. Meals on Wheels are also delivered every day. Call 508-234-2002 to arrange delivery.
The menu for the week of Sept. 17 through 21 follows:
Sept. 17 – Beef and bean chili, brown rice, broccoli, pineapple and cream cheese salad, sugar free pudding.
Sept. 18 – Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, chuckwagon corn, fresh fruit.
Sept. 19 – Shepherd’s pie, green beans, apple crisp.
Sept. 20 – Minestrone soup, breaded chicken filet, buttermilk potatoes, succotash, mixed fruit.
Sept. 21 - .Beef burgundy, egg noodles, Scandinavian veggies, mandarin oranges.
Genealogist Michael Potaski will give tips on how to trace family history on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:45 p.m.
A flu shot clinic sponsored by the VNA of greater Milford/Northbridge area will be held Monday, Sept. 24 for those with last names starting with A through L and Tuesday, Sept. 25 for those with last names starting with M through Z. Both clinics will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m.. No pneumonia shots available this year.
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. Cick on the Code Red and enter required information. Those without a computer, contact the Senior Center for more information at 508-234-2002.
MEDICAL DRIVERS NEEDED
A dire need exists for volunteers to drive local seniors to out-of-town appointments, especially during summer months. Drivers are reimbursed 50 cents per mile. Any time, one day per week, morning or afternoon, location, 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.
SENIOR POOL LEAGUE
There is a need for pool players for the Wednesday morning League. Drop by to the center, or call and the office and ask to speak to league coordinator Ken Guhman.
The Northbridge Senior Center’s Caregivers group meets on the fourth Friday of the month. The next meeting will be on Friday, August 27 at 11 a.m. If you are currently caring for a family member or close friend, come and join others who share your compassion.
A Shine Counselor is available by appointment only, to discuss Medicare and health
insurance issues. Call the Senior Center for more information or to schedule an
ASK THE NURSE
On Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pat Wallen, registered nurse, will be available to check vital signs and answer health questions.
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
The Northbridge Senior Center has a variety of durable medical equipment available for
local senior residents, there is no fee for this service. Come into the center and someone
will be available to show you what is available for your needs.
The monthly Birthday dinner for those celebrating a September birthdays will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11:45a.m. Participants are eligible for a raffle to be drawn prior to the dinner.
FREE LEGAL CLINIC
There will be a free legal clinic on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Appointments are necessary, call to schedule a time to be set aside for you.