Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. Please check with the reception desk to verify current program offerings, dates and times.

508-841-8640

Programs and Activities

Class Name Day/Time and Location Type Description
Art with Marion Tuesday 12:30-2
Craft Room

Art Class A lively and hands on art class. Bring a project of your choosing at any stage of the process and Marion will customize her instruction and offer lessons on elements of art and technique. Students should bring their own supplies. A list of suggested materials can be provided.
Belly Dancing Tuesday 10-11
Side B Dining Room
Fitness Class Arabic expressive dance that has its origins in Egypt since ancient times. It features movements of the hips and torso.
Blood Pressure Checks Wednesday 11-12
Consultation Room
Medical Get your blood pressure checked by Lydia Turick, RN. Walk-in clinic.
Bridge Thursday 12:30-3:30
Side A Dining Room
Card Game Bridge is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table.
Busy Hands Knitting Friday 1:30-3:30
Craft Room
Craft Activity Work on knitting and/or other yarn based projects together.
Chair Yoga Monday 9:30-10:30
Thursday 1:30-2:30
Side B Dining Room
Fitness Class Chair Yoga is a specific form of yoga as therapy practised sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses are often adaptations of asanas in modern yoga as exercise.
Cribbage Friday 9:30-11:30
Drop in Lounge
Card Game Cribbage is a card game, usually for two players, in which each player tries to form various counting combinations of cards. Each player receives six cards, and the score is kept by moving pegs on a narrow rectangular board.
Color Therapy Tuesday 1:30-3:30
Drop in Lounge
Club Coloring pages and materials are available for those who would like to chit-chat, relax and color. Materials are available to use at anytime, not just when club is meeting.
Congregate Meals TBD Nutrition Located in senior centers, elder complexes, and other convenient places, dining centers are locations where people aged 60 and over can enjoy good food and good company. Participants receive a nutritious noon meal and have the opportunity to socialize and make new acquaintances. Participants are asked to make a $2.50 donation per meal to help defray the cost of the meal.
Current Events Monday 1-3:30
Craft Room
Club Discuss current happenings in the world including local, national, and international news
Grief and Loss Support Group Second and Fourth 
Tuesdays 10:30-12
Craft Room
Support Group Small group to discuss the loss of loved ones. Contact group leader Cathleen Crider for more information: cmcrider@townisp.com or 508-831-7710
Fit for Life Wednesday 10-11
Side B Dining Room

$25 for 8 classes
Register online at shrewsburyma.myrec.com
Fitness Class Look and feel your best while improving strength, flexibility, and energy. We will work on the 6 Basic Fitness Components strength, flexibility, cardio, nutrition, stress management, and balance. This class will also exercise the mind and body as we explore the latest aging research and health information. Participants are able to modify their workout routines with guidance from the instructor, thus creating a positive and safe environment where everyone can succeed in class!
Hand and Foot Monday 1-3:30
Drop in Lounge
Card Game Hand and Foot is a variation of Canasta/Rummy
Hand Quilting Wednesday 9:30-11:30
Craft Room
Craft Activity Hand quilting is the method of sewing together the three layers of a quilt (the backing, the batting, and the top) in patterns of hand sewn stitches. No machines used.
Mahjong Monday 9-11 Lounge
Thursday 9-11 Lounge
Thursday 1-3 Craft Room
Tile Game Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
Memory Café Second and Fourth 
Fridays 2-3:30
Side B Dining Room
Support Group Memory Cafe is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia, or other brain disorders. They are designed to include the care partner as well, for a shared experience. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI.)
Mens Group Thursday 9-11
Side B Dining Room
Club The club is open to all senior men in and around the community. There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $5.00. Getting coffee and a donut costs $2 with the exception of the last meeting of the month, where the cost is $5 which is turned into an end-of-meeting drawing for three cash prizes which includes first prize of $50.
Mindful Meditation with Walter Rice Wednesday 1-2
Side B Dining Room
Activity Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.
Piano Lessons Tuesday 9-12
Drop in Lounge
Music Small group piano lessons. Please contact the Center to attend.
SAIL- Stay Active and Independent for Life Tuesday 1:30-2:30
Dining Room Side B
Fitness Class This program increases the participant’s functional strength and improves their range of motion in order to help with activities of daily living. Done in a chair and utilizes light weights and small inflated balls.
Scrabble Wednesday 10-1
Drop in Lounge
Board Game Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares.
Tai Chi Beginner
Wednesday 9-9:45
Side B Dining Room

Advanced
Wednesday 2:15-3
Side B Dining Room
Fitness Class Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Ukulele Social First and Third
Thursday 1:30-4
Side A Dining Room
Club Get together to learn basic ukulele, sing and socialize! Everyone is welcome.
Walking Club Tuesday 9-10
Meet by 8:45 in the Center Lobby
Fitness Club Walking groups can improve the health of people with chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, depression and Parkinson's disease. Walking groups also help promote physical activity among older adults and have added benefits including increased motivation and opportunity for socializing.
ZUMBA Friday 11:15-12
Side B Dining Room
Fitness Class Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness. This class is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class and was designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of seniors.