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December at the Holliston Senior Center

Holiday Party to Go Wed., December 16, 2020, 12 p.m. Come enjoy a Holiday party to go, catered by Oliva’s of Milford. This will of course include their famous porketta, with roasted potatoes, eggplant parmesan, meatballs, and salad. Our friends of the Holliston Police Association will partner with us to provide dessert. Meals will include a few other holiday touches, and will be brought right to your car, by festively attired elves. Donation of $6 will need to be paid in advance for each person attending. Reserve your spot now by calling the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 **** NEW  PROGRAM **** SINGING FOR WELL BEING Special  Holiday Schedule:  1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:30 a.m. December 3rd and 17th Improve your overall health in these fun and easy, stress-free singing sessions. These one-hour sessions will include: · Tips for better breathing · Learning relaxing mindful meditations · Easy body warm-ups (seated or standing) · Singing songs from around the world together · All in the comfort of your own home on Zoom! Meet new friends and have fun while improving your posture, breathing, relaxation and overall mental health and wellbeing! Last couple months were a big hit so sign up today. Kris Adams has been teaching music and taking yoga for over 25 years and is a certified Singing for Lung Health facilitator. The suggested donation is $4 per class and payments will be made to the SSF. Please call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign up and make arrangements for payment. We will need to provide Kris with your name, phone number, and email for her to include you in her Zoom classes. Attorney Arthur Bergeron: New Live Zoom Seminar Series: December 1 at 1 pm. – a onehour presentation, including questions and answers  * Tis the Season, or is it? * Gifting may help you avoid probate, avoid estate taxes, and protect your assets if you later need nursing home care; but you may be giving the recipient increased tax liability, and the gifts may need to be given back later if you get sick. In this seminar, elder law Attorney Arthur Bergeron will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of gifting to help you determine the best approach for you. Call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign up in advance Legal Advice:  Attorney Bergeron will continue to offer a free 15-minute legal advice through the Senior Center on the 4th Monday of the month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. You have the option of either talking with him over the phone or virtually using Zoom video conference. Call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign up for your 15-minute meeting with Attorney Bergeron to discuss legal questions or concerns. Programs to be aired on HCAT: Check their schedule for date, times, and channel It’s That Time of Year Again is focused on reviewing your Medicare Plan options and discusses supplemental plans, drug coverage, and understanding your options to plan ahead and save time and money for 2021. Tis the Season, or is it? The live zoom seminar will also be aired on HCAT in December in case you missed out. Legal Hour with  Attorney Jay Marsden Helping clients plan and secure their legacy for future generations. Attorney Jay Marsden continues to meet with individuals for a complimentary 30-minute consultation. This meeting will be done via Zoom or telephone on the 2nd Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Jay, please call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622 to sign up for your personal consultation. Book Club We welcome you to join us on the second Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. to enjoy some interesting titles. In December, we will discuss That Churchill Woman : a Novel” by Stephanie Barron. The Holliston Public Library can help you get books for the meetings and will be available for curbside pickup. Call the Library with any questions (508) 429-0617. Please sign up at the Senior Center (508) 429-0622 to be added to the Zoom meeting. Conference call is also an option for those who do not have internet/camera access. Grief and Loss Support Group Second Tuesday of the month December 8th, 1 to 2:30 p.m. If you have experienced grief and loss and would like to join us in community, friendship and support please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We’re going “Zoom”! So, if you are interested and have access to a computer and the internet please call and register with our receptionist to get the Zoom invite. Feel free to call Marty with any questions you might have regarding the group. SHINE: Medicare Open Enrollment SHINE is still available to help - by phone/Zoom! It’s that time of year again! If you are enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO/ PPO), you should be mailed an information packet from your plan by the end of September. It is important to understand and save this information, because it explains the changes in your plan for 2021. Premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and the drugs covered by your plan can change significantly! Trained SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of eryone…on Medicare) volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on Medicare options. Call soon to schedule your phone appointment for any time through December 7th. To schedule a phone appointment with SHINE Counselor, Pegg Rowe, please call the Senior Center at (508) 429-0622. Fuel Assistance Applications for Fuel Assistance are on the way. This program runs through April 30, 2021 and is available for both home owners and renters. We, here at the Senior Center, can assist any resident of Holliston (regardless of age) with this application. If you think you might qualify, need more information, or to set up an appointment, please call Marty Schneier at (508) 429-0622. Phone-a-Friend Recognizing the effects of the isolation this pandemic has had on all of us and how difficult it has become for some of us to see family and friends with any regularity, we here at the Senior Center would like to pilot a program to help people stay connected. If you think a weekly phone call might help (and making a new friend), or you are interested in volunteering your time to make calls, please contact Marty for more information at (508) 429-0622