Franklin Senior Center

Franklin Senior Center The mission of the Franklin Senior Center is to enhance the independence & quality of life for older adults. "Independence, Engagement & Connection"
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The Franklin Senior Center offers a wide array of Programs, Services and Activities designed to enrich the quality of life and support independence and vitality for older adults, disabled, low income residents and their families in our community.

04/24/2020
interactive.guim.co.uk

Travel back in time with these incredible interactive photos!
Then and now in Europe. This is fascinating.
Directions:
-These photos were taken in 1944. Just click on the old photo anywhere and it will become 2014. 70 years later.
-Click again and it will go back to 1944.
-Read the notes below each photo to get the history behind the photo.
-Scroll down for next photo.
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HAPPY EARTH DAY 2020!  Please Enjoy the Following 6 Vlogs Celebrating EARTH DAY 2020! Created & Presented By:  Jessica P...
04/22/2020

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2020!
Please Enjoy the Following 6 Vlogs Celebrating EARTH DAY 2020! Created & Presented By: Jessica Pisano Associate Professor of Biology and Math at Dean College.

VIDEO 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQpm7L8tMqI
VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx80EpR_SHM
VIDEO 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Ous3U1nls
VIDEO 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVnQ4GUQOEM
VIDEO 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUDXUp0J53E
VIDEO 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RDaV_8TEus

Wrentham Police Department
04/18/2020

Wrentham Police Department

From Chief Bill McGrath:

SCAM ALERT!!

Getting reports of telephone scams in progress! If you get a call/message instructing you to call back and you will have $50,000 or any amount of money deposited directly into your account as part of the government stimulus program, DON’T... it’s A SCAM!! Don’t call back. Don’t talk to anyone, don’t give them the time of day (or your personal information) just HANG UP. If you fall for the scam, you’re money is very likely gone forever, somewhere overseas and there’s probably nothing Law Enforcement can do to help you!

Need some ideas to help combat Social Isolation?  Here are some wonderful links put together by The Massachusetts Counci...
04/16/2020
Activities to Combat Social Isolation - MCOA Online

Need some ideas to help combat Social Isolation? Here are some wonderful links put together by The Massachusetts Councils on Aging. The Franklin Senior Center also has an email blast that goes out 2 times a week that is packed with information, tips, games, activities and links to watch. If you would like to be added to the email list please email: [email protected] and ask to be added.

https://mcoaonline.com/2020/03/26/activities-to-combat-social-isolation/

Thanks to Mary Beth Ogulewicz from Amherst for sharing the GeroCentral.org COVID-19 Resources page on which were all these great ideas for activities. Virtual museum tours San Diego Zoo animal cams Visit a virtual theater Metropolitan Opera nightly encore shows LA Theater Works Kennedy Center Digita...

Town of Franklin MA
04/14/2020
Town of Franklin MA

Town of Franklin MA

The Franklin Senior Center schedule for the 50+ Job Seekers Group. All sessions will be held on Zoom, 9am-12pm & require pre-registration: https://50plusjobseekers.org/outreach/registration/
April 24th: Networking 2.0
May 8th: Interviewing Preparation & Strategy
May 22nd: Developing a Marketing Plan for Job Search

Happy Passover!
04/09/2020

Happy Passover!

04/08/2020

Fairmont Fruit Farm Curbside Pickup!
Online/phone orders with curbside pickup, no in-store purchases. There will be an option for delivery but only during selected times and with an additional fee will be in place.
Please call 508 533-8737 or text this number 781 664-4294 for all orders, with your name and order. Call early as they fill up fast. 887 Lincoln Street, Franklin

We know that during this unprecedented time, no one should face Alzheimer’s or other dementia alone.That’s why we have d...
04/06/2020
Virtual Programs | AlzMassNH.org

We know that during this unprecedented time, no one should face Alzheimer’s or other dementia alone.
That’s why we have developed additional resources* to help support you!

*The programs listed below are presented via webinar or phone. Access information will be sent in email confirmation after registration.
Please be sure to register using a valid email address.
Follow the link listed below.

https://www.alzmassnh.org/virtual-programs/

04/06/2020
04/06/2020
04/02/2020
04/02/2020
24,000 Dominoes! (SATISFYING) with MarDominoes

Remember playing dominoes as a kid? Setting up a line of them and then the excitement of tipping that first one over and watching them clatter down in a line! Check out this amazing video of 24,000 dominoes being set up and knocked down! WOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO3do77Y9cY

MarDominoes and I set up and knocked down 24,000 dominoes! We freestyled the entire project and built intricate structures, patterns, and an oddly satisfying...

04/01/2020
www.franklinma.gov

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Franklin Senior Centers Monthly (April) Newsletter.

Consider joining a Phone-in Discussion Support Group .....
04/01/2020

Consider joining a Phone-in Discussion Support Group .....

04/01/2020

Consider joining a variety of interesting "Phone-in Support Group" while you are sheltering-in-place. The variety of Hadley.com discussion groups is attached.

With everyone at home and the need to keep your home clean and disinfected we wanted to pass along this great article fr...
03/29/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

With everyone at home and the need to keep your home clean and disinfected we wanted to pass along this great article from the CDC with great advice and tips on how to clean and disinfect your home.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-your-home.html&fbclid=IwAR2yO_HZsJahJDWXOoseMVoVHo1D3VRdI16V5kCi4kPxxCLXtiKdNiLyGE8

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

03/22/2020
FYI - Please read below for an important update with GATRA service.
03/19/2020

FYI - Please read below for an important update with GATRA service.

*****UPDATE**** Due to ALL municipal buildings being closed in Franklin this project is regrettably on hold for now.  Wi...
03/17/2020

*****UPDATE**** Due to ALL municipal buildings being closed in Franklin this project is regrettably on hold for now. With the buildings being shut and staff not allowed on site we have no place to accept and quarantine mail. Please reach out to your neighbors by phone or text and make sure they are doing ok! Spread Some Sunshine: Creating a human connection in a time of social distancing

During these uncertain times we would like to take this opportunity to come together as a community. There are many Seniors in town who are socially isolated or don’t have family around. With the Senior Center closed and social distancing a priority we wanted to come up with a way to stay connected.
We will be starting a connections campaign where we are asking people to write uplifting letters or cards and include drawings from your kids, This is a family friendly project! You can drop them in a drop box outside the front door of the Franklin Senior Center and they will be distributed to different Nursing Home residents and senior folks in our community who are socially isolated. What a great way to make a human connection!
Please use hand washing protocol before writing letters or drawing cards and do not lick envelopes closed. Tape is good! Please spread the word and share this post.
For more information please contact Ariel Doggett at the FranklinSenior Center 508-520-4945 or [email protected]

Coronavirus Information Portal | Town of Franklin MA
03/13/2020
Coronavirus Information Portal | Town of Franklin MA

Coronavirus Information Portal | Town of Franklin MA

The Town of Franklin is keeping up to date with the latest information related to the novel Coronavirus as it becomes available. This site will be updated regularly with information from State and Federal agencies. Please check back frequently.

03/12/2020

Our St. Patrick’s Party has been postponed. (Hold onto your tickets! New date announced soon) ☘️

Health & Wellness Office
03/02/2020

Health & Wellness Office

EXTRA! EXTRA!  See what's going on this month at the Center.!
03/01/2020
www.franklinma.gov

EXTRA! EXTRA! See what's going on this month at the Center.!

March Lunch SpecialsTheres still time to sign up for our ST. PATTYS PARTY on FRI the 13th!
03/01/2020

March Lunch Specials

Theres still time to sign up for our ST. PATTYS PARTY on FRI the 13th!

02/24/2020

MEMORY CAFE - please join us today from 3-4 - featuring Irish music by JUG OF PUNCH!

*Memory cafe is free but, please call to let us know you will be attending. 508-520-4945 ask for Maggie.

Memory Cafe is a safe, welcoming place, where people with memory loss and their caregivers/loved ones can connect in a social, relaxing and supportive environment. Come enjoy music with friends today!

02/23/2020
Dementia Friends USA Trailer

"DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS"
(first in a 3-part series)

Join us on Thurs., April 2, at 6:00 p.m., when the Alzheimer’s Association willpresent this program. When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. Topics covered in the program include: Going to the Doctor, Deciding When to Stop Driving and Making Legal and Financial Plans. Two other programs will follow: Effective Communication Strategies on May 5 and Dementia Related Behaviors on June 2. Please call to sign up.

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the Un...

Alzheimer's Awareness and Kids - Thursday, Feb 20th at 10:00
02/14/2020

Alzheimer's Awareness and Kids - Thursday, Feb 20th at 10:00

02/10/2020

Love is in the air!
In addition to viewing art, creating art also benefits one's mental health. When people engage in complex activities, the brain creates new connections between brain cells. ... For dementia patients, creating art enhances cognitive abilities and memory, in addition to aiding symptoms of depression and anxiety.

02/03/2020
02/03/2020
02/03/2020

Address

10 Daniel McCahill St
Franklin, MA
02038

GATRA (Dial-a-Ride) 1-800-698-7676

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 20:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(508) 520-4945

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