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, May 2017
Honorary Chairman: Mayor Carlo DeMaria   Chairperson: Terry Iannaco   Editor: Dale A. Palma

From the Desk of Mayor Carlo DeMaria

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, it gives us the opportunity to take a step back and take a moment to show the maternal figures in our lives how much they truly mean to us. I am so blessed to have a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law - all who guide me and care for my family on a daily basis. Motehrs, grandmothers, aunts and sisters - these are all strong females influences who shape and mold us throughout our youth and well into our adulthood! They're figures to lean on, but also to respect and honor. Take the time this month to shower your mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters with the affection and attention they deserve. Wishing all the mother figures of Everett a very Happy Mother's Day! 

Warm Regards, 


Upcoming Events!

Senior Social Set for May 17th:
Join us on Wednesday, May 17th at 11:45 a.m. at the Connolly Center for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! You will be enjoy dancing to Ray Cavicchio and his Orchestra!

Ticket sales are from May 1st through 10th at the Connolly Center. Cost is $16.00 per person. 

Get Your Bags Ready: Senior Trips for 2017! 

May 22-24: Atlantic City, the Tropicana
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

May 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, May 4: "Book of Love" with Jason Sudekis

Thursday, May 11: "The Founder" with Michael Keaton

Thursday, May 18: "La La Land" - Academy-Award winning musical 

Thursday, May 25:  "The Comedian" with Robert DiNiro, Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito

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

Announcements from the Everett Public Libraries

On Saturday, April 11 at 11 a.m., there will be a Soap Making class with Nancy Joyce. Sign-up is required as materials are limited. Please call the Reference Desk at the library at 617.394.2302 to make a reservation. 

On Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m., our next Read 17 in 17 author event will welcome R. Marc Kantrowitz, writer of "Murder Mystery," "High Society and Sex," and "Some Things Never Go Out of Style." He will tell us the forgotten stories of some of American's notorious cases. Light refreshments will be served through the generosity of the Friends of the Parlin Library. For more info, please call 617.394.2300.