Programs & Activities
The Council on Aging offers many services, programs, and activities to Shrewsbury senior citizens at little to no cost.
Please check our services and programs listed here for more information and call or visit the Senior Center to register for classes and activities. Our monthly newsletter will list any monthly class cancellations: https://shrewsburyma.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=56
Some of our instructors may ask for a monetary donation from their class participants. Suggested donations range between $3-15. Ask your instructor for more information.
Current Weekly Classes and Programs
Art Class with Marion | Tuesdays 12:30-2
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.
Bridge Thursdays | 12:30-3:30
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. No meeting 9/8
American Contract Bridge League | Fridays 1-4
Duplicate Bridge (not party bridge) . Beginners welcome. $5 to play. There are five other ACBL games in the area which are offered (Holden, Grafton, Leominster and Westminster). Call Denise for more information at 508-847-2297.
Blood Pressure Clinic | Wednesdays 11-12:30
Get your blood pressure checked by Nurse Lydia Turick. Walk-in clinic.
Busy Hands Knitting | Fridays 1-3:30
Work on knitting and/or other yarn based projects together.
Cribbage | Fridays 9:30-11:30
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 | Mondays 1:30-3
Coloring pages and materials are available for those who would like to chit-chat, relax and color.
Current Events | Mondays 1-2:30
Discuss current happenings in the world including local, national, and international news.
Fit for Life* | Wednesdays 10-11
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! *$25 for 8 classes. Register here: https://shrewsburyma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29894.
Hand and Foot | Wednesdays 1:30-3
Hand and Foot is a variation of Canasta/Rummy card games.
Hand Quilting | Wednesdays 9:30-11:30
This “throw back” class is for those who enjoy sewing completely by hand without sewing machines. From piecing to hand quilting, we work on our own projects with guidance and support from Beth. All skill levels are welcome. Contact Beth at email@example.com with questions. $10 per class.
Mahjong | Mondays 9-11 and Thursdays 12:30-3
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.
Men’s Club | Thursdays 8:30-11
The club is open to all senior men retirees and semi-retired men to attend the Thursday morning meetings at the Shrewsbury Senior Center. Join your friends and neighbors at 8:30AM for conversation, laughs, coffee and donuts followed by a guest speaker at 9:30AM. Be informed, be entertained, be there. Weekly donation $2.00.
Mindful Meditation | Wednesdays 1-2
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 | Tuesdays 9-12
Small group beginner piano lessons. Please contact Dennis for more information at 508-769-6413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger’s Café | Tuesdays 10-11:30
Socialize over coffee and breakfast goods every Tuesday morning.
SAIL- Stay Active and Independent for Life | Tuesdays 1:30-2:30
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 | Wednesdays 10-1
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 | Wednesdays Adv. 8:30-9 Beg. 9-9:45
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.
Three-In-One | Tuesdays 10:15-11 (Starting Nov 7th - Mondays 10:45-11:30)
3in1 is a fun activity that includes Brain Coordinated fun movements, Yoga/Laughing Therapy, and Relaxing Meditation. It is a combo class, you can either do it on a chair or without a chair, and options will be given. The main advantages are reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline, relieving anxiety, improving balance/joint mobility, lowering blood pressure, and curing insomnia.
Ukulele Social Thursdays 12:30-3:30
Get together to learn basic ukulele, sing and socialize! Everyone is welcome.
Walking Club | Tuesdays 9-10 (Weather Permitting)
Come join us for a walk around the town! Meet at the Senior Center at 8:45. Snacks and water provided. Each walker receives a free reflective walking vest for safety. How far you walk is up to you!
Women’s Club | Second Thursdays 12-1:15
The Women’s Club is open to everyone! Come meet new friends and enjoy a monthly guest speaker or fun activity.
Yoga | Mondays 9:30-10:30
A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. This class is done one the floor with a mat.
ZUMBA | Fridays 10:30-11:15
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training 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.