COA plans events for senior veterans, and other Rochester seniors

Jun 30, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Senior offers a variety of socials and resources for Rochester Veterans. 

The monthly Veteran’s Social will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rochester Senior Center. Veterans of all ages are welcome to attend. This is an informal gathering to socialize and enjoy free refreshments.

The Secretary of State’s Citizen Information Service and the Department of Veteran’s Services produced a guide called, “Veteran’s Laws and Benefits.” Call 617-727-7030 or 800-392-6090 to request a free copy.

The tri-town  Veteran’s Agent is Barry Denham. His office is in Mattapoisett Town Hall and is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barry can also be reached by telephone at 508-758-4100 extension 7.

The Rochester Council on Aging Board of Directors will hold its monthly board meeting on July 10 at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center. Rochester Senior Center participants, and those interested in participating can attend.

Hanna Milhench and crew will hold a special luncheon on Monday, July 15 at noon. All are welcome to attend. Reservations are required and a donation of $5 is suggested.

The Senior Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:15 a.m. In July the group will discuss “Before We Were Yours,” by Lisa Wingate, and in August it will talk about  “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion.

On July 9 the Senior Center will offer a cruise on the Charles River, which will include lunch and shopping at Cambridge Side Galleria. 

That Friday (July 12), the COA will visit the Patriot’s Hall of Fame, and allow participants to shop at The Christmas Tree Shop and eat at Olive Garden. 

The following Friday, July 19, interested seniors can visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society and have lunch at Joe’s American Bar & Grill. On Monday the 22 seniors can visit Martha’s Vineyard and Oak Bluffs. 

The Senior Center van will cross state lines on July 26 to take seniors shopping at the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, New Hampshire. Lunch will be at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant.

Two days later (on July 28), the COA will offer a trip to the National Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach with lunch at Santorini’s Restaurant.

The final trip of the month, on Tuesday, July 30th, will head up to Maine for shopping at the Kittery outlets and lunch at Warren’s Lobster House.

Please call the Senior Center for details about specific trips. Advance reservations are required to ensure a seat on the bus or van. Some trips require payment at the time of your reservation, others are paid upon admission.