Rochester Senior Center plans holiday shopping trips

Dec 2, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Senior Center has planned two holiday shopping and sightseeing trips for next week. 

The Rochester Senior Center will have a day trip to Wrentham Village for holiday shopping and lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

It will also host a trip to Jordon’s Furniture to view the Enchanted Village (formerly housed at Filene’s Department Store and then the Prudential Center in Boston) on Thursday, Dec. 12. The van will leave the Senior Center for both trips at 8:30 a.m. Sign up in advance to reserve a seat on the van. 

The Senior Book Club of Rochester will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m. at the Rochester Senior Center. This group is lead by the Joseph H Plum Library
Director, Gail Roberts. The book being discussed this month is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” by Gail Honeymoon. This book is an uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine, and won the 2017 Costa Debut Novel Award.

Flu shots are still available at the Rochester Senior Center on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a limited supply remaining. It is not too late for a flu shot. Flu vaccines remain effective in the body for around 6 months, on average.

The Rochester Senior Center offers a full array or regular, weekly scheduled activities and services. Some of the weekly activities are; fitness room, art group, chair yoga, cribbage, mahjong, stepping and stretching, scrabble, line Dancing, BINGO, Zumba, blood pressure clinics, ballroom dancing, Busy Bees craft group, conversational French, Friday afternoon movies, and rides to and from appointments and errands. Congregate lunch is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. Participants do not have to be Rochester residents for most activities. The Rochester Senior Center is a place for seniors to get together with peers, whether it is to participate in an activity, or just have a cup of coffee.

The bulletin board at the Rochester Senior Center lists activities and services offered to seniors in the community as well as at the center. Activities include various support groups, financial
and legal resources, medical services, and much more. All are welcome to come to the Senior Center and see what is available there or in the community.