The Golden Times

Brought to you by Everett Council on Aging
Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street, Everett
p: 617-394-2323
Office of Human Services
p: 617-394-2260

Sixth Year of Series, June 2017
Honorary Chairman: Mayor Carlo DeMaria   Chairperson: Terry Iannaco   Editor: Dale A. Palma

From the Desk of Mayor Carlo DeMaria

With Father's Day being celebrated this month, we should all take a moment to show the male figures in our lives how much they mean to us, and those of us who are fortunate enough to be fathers should spend quality time with their children; soaking in and appreciating that special bond between a father and child. 

I am truly blessed to have both a wonderful father and father-in-law, who guide and care for my family on a daily basis. And even more blessed to be the father of three amazing children. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers - these strong male influences shape and mold us throughout our youth and well into our adulthood. They are figures to lean on, but also to respect and honor. 

Take the time this month to tell the fathers in our life, young and old, how truly important this role is to a family and our community. Wishing all the father figures of Everett a Happy Father's Day! 

Warm Regards, 


Upcoming Events!

Father's Day Special Dinner Show:
Join Mayor DeMaria and the Council on Aging for a special Father's Day party at the Connolly Center, Tuesday, June 13th at 11:30 a.m. You will get to enjoy a delicious roast pork luncheon prepared by our in-house Chef Tina. Then at 1 p.m., you will get to enjoy a dinner show performance by Boston's own Carole O'Shaunessy and Everett's own Diane Ellis. Reservations are being accepted now. The cost is $5.00 per person. For additional info, please call Dale at 617.394.2323.

Senior Social Set for June 21st:

Join us on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:45 a.m. at the Connolly Center for a catered dinner, including salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, as well as dessert and coffee! You will also be enjoying dancing to Ray Cavicchio and his Orchestra!

Ticket sales are from June 5th through 16th at the Connolly Center. Cost is $16.00 per person. 

Senior Activities - At No Cost for Participants!
Dog Therapy: This program will take place on Thursday, June 22 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Game Show: Join us for a fun game show on Wednesday, June 28 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Knit for Veterans: Help make this place a little better by knitting for veterans on Monday, June 5th at 10:15 a.m., and again on Monday, June 12th at 10:45 a.m. 

Get Your Bags Ready: Senior Trips for 2017! 

June 27: Lobster Bake at Foster's in Maine, followed by an afternoon in Hampton Beach (Sign-ups begin May 1st)
July 13: Massachusetts North Shore in Salem, followed by lunch at the Gloucester House in Rockport (Sign-ups begin May 1st)
August (Date TBD): Red Sox vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium (Details to be determined)
Tuesday, September 12: Patriots Legacy Place, followed by a lunch at the CBS Restaurant + Wrentham Outlets
Tuesday, October 24: Vermont Country Store and Foilage Tour
Friday, November 10: Parker's Maple Barn (Details to be determined)
Tuesday, December 12: Aqua Turf Christmas Show and Luncheon (Details to be determined)

Movie Clapper

June 2017 Movie Matinee:

All movies will take place at the Connolly Center beginning at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided for free compliments of the Council on Aging. 

Thursday, June 1: "A Dog's Purpose" based on a best selling novel starring Denis Quaid.

Thursday, June 8: "Life with Father (1947)" with William Powell

Thursday, June 15: "Moonstruck" (1987) an Italian/American classic starring Cher (this will take place at 2 p.m. with a delicious pasta and meatball dinner to follow). 

Thursday, June 22:  "The Shack" with Ottavia Spencer

Thursday, June 29: "Table 19"

The Programs and Lessons You Can't Miss!

BINGO is Back!:

Super Bingo will take place on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., at the Connolly Center! It's FREE to play and prizes will be given. 

Lend Us Your Voices, Senior Glee Club:
Please join us at the Connolly Center for our very popular glee club, led by Everett's own Diana Ellis. Our glee club has grown over the past year, and we're always welcoming new members to join us for the fun! We meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hope to see you there! 

Mary's Affordable Hearing Aids: 
Free hearing screenings, hearing aid cleaning and ear wax checks on the first Thursday of each month at the Connolly Center. If you have any questions about hearing loss, please stop in and see us! For an appointment or free hearing evaluations, please call 781.249.5330. 

Health Screenings with Cambridge Health Alliance:
Please sign in 15 minutes before the end of the session. 

1. Connolly Center, First and Third Monday:
Monday, January 2 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

2. Everett Villa Co-op:
Monday, January 9 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

3. Glendale Towers, Fourth Mondays:
Blood Pressure
Monday, January 23 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 


Aim for a Healthy New Year: Healthy Programs for 2017

Healthy Eating Tasting with Tina:
As you know Mayor Carlo DeMaria has hired a new personal chef for the seniors at the Connolly Center! We would love for you to taste and check out our new exciting lunch menu, consisting of healthy food samples that will be offered on Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 31 at 11 a.m. right out the kitchen door. Please join us in welcoming Tina to the Connolly Center! 

Zumba Tuesdays with Jill!:
Join us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Connolly Center for this high energy fun Zumba class! Dance to your favorite steps to various latin and other rhythmic music to become a healthier you! The class is free - don't miss out! 

Heart Healthy Mondays at the Connolly Center:
Every Monday from 10 - 11 a.m, we will be providing a "Healthy Steps...Moving You to Better Health with the Lebed Method," which is a therapeutic movement program designed to help you thrive. Using props and eclectic music, instructor Julie Kaufmann will lead you through a routine of stretching and exercising that improves overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Followed by lunch, there will also be another class available! 

Join Julie for Western Line Dancing from 1 - 2 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or experienced line dancer, Julie will show you all the moves! You'll learn some brand new dances, as well as get to do some old favorites! Fun for EVERYONE! 

Fitness Classes: 
1. "Strengthen Your Heart and Your Body" every Mondays at 11 a.m. with Miguel and every Wednesdays/Fridays at 10 a.m. with Calvin. 
Set your own pace in these aerobics classes, which includes weights for strength training. 

2. "Improve Balance and Stress" every Thursdays at 9 a.m. with Calvin. 
A smooth, relaxing "yoga-style" class designed for people of all levels of activity.

3. "Reduce Anxiety" every Thursdays at 10 a.m. with Bill. 
An ancient Chinese practice, Tai-Chi helps improve balance and strength, designed for people at all levels of activity. 

Senior Class