Join the Rochester Senior Center for special events

Feb 7, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Council on Aging will hold its annual Year of Remembrance event and an accreditation visit as well as other more regular events in February.  

On Monday Feb. 11th. two Council on Aging directors from Connecticut will visit the Rochester Senior Center as the last step in a one and a half year process to help the Rochester achieve national senior center accreditation for the next five years. Over 65 volunteers have already participated in the self-assessment process, but the reviewers invite more seniors that use the senior center to offer their input. 

The Senior Center is searching for volunteers to keep the center up and running as a warming shelter in the event of power outages. Volunteers who are interested in committing to even an hour or two a week should call the senior center.

Mike and Anne’s Special Lunch will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. Recommendations are recommended for the lunch and a donation of $5 would be appreciated.

The Senior Center will also hold a Ham and Bean Supper fundraiser for the Senior Supportive Day Care Program on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Senior Center and will feature trivia.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Senior Center.

Free legal appointments are available for Rochester seniors on Monday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center to schedule a 30 minute appointment. The paralegal can assist with most legal issues if seniors make an appointment in advance.

Dr. Sarah Desrosiers, a podiatrist, is available by appointment on Thursday, Feb. 28. Interested seniors who have not seen her before should call her office to schedule an appointment. 508-946-1444. The doctor’s office will contact returning patients to confirm their appointment.

The Senior Center shows movies every Friday at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome and there is no charge.

2018 Annual Year of Remembrance Program will be held Friday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the lives and memories of friends and volunteers of the Rochester Senior Center who passed away in 2018.

All are welcome to join the Senior Center for the event. Refreshments will be served, and there is no cost, but the organizers request that attendees RVSP, if possible, so they know how many people to expect.

The Senior Center can provide transportation for Rochester residents. It requests that those looking to use the service call to schedule a ride with one of our friendly drivers at least 24 hours in advance.

Please contact Connie Dolan, Marketing and Technology Coordinator at, Sharon Lally Council on Aging Director at or at 508- 763-8723 with questions or concerns regarding any events or programs.