Council on Aging Events for December

Submitted by the Bedford Council on Aging

Entrance to the Council on Aging at the back of Bedford's Town Center - Image (c) Town of Bedford
Entrance to the Council on Aging at the back of Bedford’s Town Center – Image (c) Town of Bedford

A variety of events – from delicious delights and a holiday party, through insights into decision making — will take place this month at Bedford’s Council on Aging, located in Town Center, “the yellow building,” at 12 Mudge Way. For more information call (781) 275-6825 or visit https://www.bedfordma.gov/council-on-aging/pages/about-the-coa

Muscle Care Clinic
Thursdays at 9:00 AM
$10 for 10 minutes with Wayne Durante, LMT. Thursdays at the Bedford Council on Aging beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call for an appointment 781-275-6825.

FBCOA Holiday Party
Tuesday December 9 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy entertainment by Dave “the Rockin Robin” Mindell at the Bedford COA. Special Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by December 5 by calling (781) 275-6825.

Choosing Peace of Mind and Control for the Long Term: Housing Options
Wednesday December 10 at 1:00 PM
Attorney Dale J. Tamburro, in cooperation with the Bedford Senior Center, will present a seminar about Housing Options, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reverse Mortgages and Trusts for Seniors. In addition to any questions you may have for the Speakers, they will also cover the following major topics during this session:
• Remaining Home or NOT?
• Staying Home Benefits and Disadvantages Issues
• Irrevocable Trust to Protect from Nursing Home and other Creditors
• Reverse Mortgages in detail
• Downsizing in General
• Renting, children move in with you
• Assisted Living Facilities or Continued Care Communities basics
• Long Term Care Insurance: Home, Assisted Living and Nursing Home
• Long Term Care Insurance and Life Insurance Hybrid
And if we have time:
• Creative Asset Protection if you want to move in with someone else
Dale will also be offering three 45-minute individual consultations that day beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call the Council on Aging at (781) 275-6825 to register for the seminar or to make an individual appointment.

Breakfast & BINGO
Monday December 15 at 9:30 AM
Lisa Honka is back at the Council on Aging by popular demand! Come play for a chance to win some GREAT prizes! Breakfast and prizes will be provided by Brightview Concord River. Please sign up by calling (781) 275-6825.

Charles Dickens Holiday Classic
Monday December 15 at 1:00 PM
Join Stephen Collins at the Bedford Council on Aging for an abridged reading of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol. Registration is requested. Please call 781-275-6825.

Calling All Animal Lovers!
Tuesday December 16 at 10:30 AM
Mike Franco, volunteer from the MSPCA, will be at the COA on Tuesday December 16 at 10:30 with a furry friend (or two!) Come by for a fun and casual visit!

Veterans Coffee
Wednesday December 17 at 10:00 AM
Join Tom Moran, Veteran Liaison with Compassionate Care Hospice, at the Bedford COA to have coffee and to converse about years in the service. Tom was in the Army branch and was in the National Guard for 13 ½ years. All are welcome. Please call to RSVP 781-275-6825.

Songfest Holiday Open House
Wednesday December 17 at 10:30 AM
Enjoy music? Join us at the Bedford COA on Wednesday December 17 at 10:30 AM for a special holiday Songfest. Bring your friends, bring a smile, bring an instrument if you like! No rehearsals, no stage, no big crowds to worry about! This is a casual and fun social group of people who just like to get together each week and enjoy music. Light refreshments will be served.

Insight and Decision Making with Aging
Monday December 17 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Life is a process of decision-making. Decision is a function of insight and constraints. Let us explore our experiences in life. All are welcome to join the discussion at the Bedford COA. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Bijoy Misra 617-864-5121 or Mool Raj Mathur 617-429-7095

Celebrate the Benefits of Chocolate
Thursday December 18 at 10:00 AM
Everybody likes chocolate! It’s delightful to our taste buds: unique in flavor, creamy and tasty, and melts in your mouth! Chocolate is a popular treat that many people crave. It is given as favors for holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas, or special occasions, such as birthdays and parties. There are many health benefits of chocolates too! Chocolate, made from cocoa beans, contains flavonoids which can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure. Chocolate is rich in a number of important antioxidants and has lots of neuroactive components. A growing numbers of studies suggest that it can be a healthy food choice. Joyce Cheng, Community Health Nurse would like to invite you to discover the health benefits of chocolates and how to select chocolate that is healthy. Come sample a variety of chocolates and celebrate the holiday season with Joyce at the Bedford COA on Thursday December 18 at 10:00 AM.

Name That Tune!
Monday December 22 at 12:30 PM
Laura Blair from Concord Health Care returns this month for an afternoon of music and fun on Monday December 22 at 12:30 PM. Try to guess some old favorites for a chance to win some great prizes! Please sign up in advance by calling the COA at (781) 275-6825.

Mug Cakes
Wednesday December 3 at 12:30 PM
Why reach for store-bought mix that takes up to an hour to bake? On Wednesday December 3 at 12:30, Alissa will show you how to make a quick, tiny batter to mix in a mug with a fork! They are the perfect personal serving size when you don’t feel like baking an entire cake or pan of cupcakes. Please sign up ahead of time as space is limited! Please call the Council on Aging for more information or to register (781) 275-6825.

Muscle Care Clinic
Thursdays at 9:00 AM
$10 for 10 minutes with Wayne Durante, LMT. Thursdays at the Bedford Council on Aging beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call for an appointment 781-275-6825.

FBCOA Holiday Party
Tuesday December 9 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy entertainment by Dave “the Rockin Robin” Mindell at the Bedford COA. Special Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by December 5 by calling (781) 275-6825.

Choosing Peace of Mind and Control for the Long Term: Housing Options
Wednesday December 10 at 1:00 PM
Attorney Dale J. Tamburro, in cooperation with the Bedford Senior Center, will present a seminar about Housing Options, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reverse Mortgages and Trusts for Seniors. In addition to any questions you may have for the Speakers, they will also cover the following major topics during this session:
• Remaining Home or NOT?
• Staying Home Benefits and Disadvantages Issues
• Irrevocable Trust to Protect from Nursing Home and other Creditors
• Reverse Mortgages in detail
• Downsizing in General
• Renting, children move in with you
• Assisted Living Facilities or Continued Care Communities basics
• Long Term Care Insurance: Home, Assisted Living and Nursing Home
• Long Term Care Insurance and Life Insurance Hybrid
And if we have time:
• Creative Asset Protection if you want to move in with someone else
Dale will also be offering three 45-minute individual consultations that day beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call the Council on Aging at (781) 275-6825 to register for the seminar or to make an individual appointment.

Breakfast & BINGO
Monday December 15 at 9:30 AM
Lisa Honka is back at the Council on Aging by popular demand! Come play for a chance to win some GREAT prizes! Breakfast and prizes will be provided by Brightview Concord River. Please sign up by calling (781) 275-6825.

Charles Dickens Holiday Classic
Monday December 15 at 1:00 PM
Join Stephen Collins at the Bedford Council on Aging for an abridged reading of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol. Registration is requested. Please call 781-275-6825.

Calling All Animal Lovers!
Tuesday December 16 at 10:30 AM
Mike Franco, volunteer from the MSPCA, will be at the COA on Tuesday December 16 at 10:30 with a furry friend (or two!) Come by for a fun and casual visit!

Veterans Coffee
Wednesday December 17 at 10:00 AM
Join Tom Moran, Veteran Liaison with Compassionate Care Hospice, at the Bedford COA to have coffee and to converse about years in the service. Tom was in the Army branch and was in the National Guard for 13 ½ years. All are welcome. Please call to RSVP 781-275-6825.

Songfest Holiday Open House
Wednesday December 17 at 10:30 AM
Enjoy music? Join us at the Bedford COA on Wednesday December 17 at 10:30 AM for a special holiday Songfest. Bring your friends, bring a smile, bring an instrument if you like! No rehearsals, no stage, no big crowds to worry about! This is a casual and fun social group of people who just like to get together each week and enjoy music. Light refreshments will be served.

Insight and Decision Making with Aging
Monday December 17 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Life is a process of decision-making. Decision is a function of insight and constraints. Let us explore our experiences in life. All are welcome to join the discussion at the Bedford COA. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Bijoy Misra 617-864-5121 or Mool Raj Mathur 617-429-7095

Celebrate the Benefits of Chocolate
Thursday December 18 at 10:00 AM
Everybody likes chocolate! It’s delightful to our taste buds: unique in flavor, creamy and tasty, and melts in your mouth! Chocolate is a popular treat that many people crave. It is given as favors for holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas, or special occasions, such as birthdays and parties. There are many health benefits of chocolates too! Chocolate, made from cocoa beans, contains flavonoids which can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure. Chocolate is rich in a number of important antioxidants and has lots of neuroactive components. A growing numbers of studies suggest that it can be a healthy food choice. Joyce Cheng, Community Health Nurse would like to invite you to discover the health benefits of chocolates and how to select chocolate that is healthy. Come sample a variety of chocolates and celebrate the holiday season with Joyce at the Bedford COA on Thursday December 18 at 10:00 AM.

Name That Tune!
Monday December 22 at 12:30 PM
Laura Blair from Concord Health Care returns this month for an afternoon of music and fun on Monday December 22 at 12:30 PM. Try to guess some old favorites for a chance to win some great prizes! Please sign up in advance by calling the COA at (781) 275-6825.

Mug Cakes
Wednesday December 3 at 12:30 PM
Why reach for store-bought mix that takes up to an hour to bake? On Wednesday December 3 at 12:30, Alissa will show you how to make a quick, tiny batter to mix in a mug with a fork! They are the perfect personal serving size when you don’t feel like baking an entire cake or pan of cupcakes. Please sign up ahead of time as space is limited! Please call the Council on Aging for more information or to register (781) 275-6825.

Muscle Care Clinic
Thursdays at 9:00 AM
$10 for 10 minutes with Wayne Durante, LMT. Thursdays at the Bedford Council on Aging beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call for an appointment 781-275-6825.

FBCOA Holiday Party
Tuesday December 9 at 1:30 PM
Enjoy entertainment by Dave “the Rockin Robin” Mindell at the Bedford COA. Special Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by December 5 by calling (781) 275-6825.

Choosing Peace of Mind and Control for the Long Term: Housing Options
Wednesday December 10 at 1:00 PM
Attorney Dale J. Tamburro, in cooperation with the Bedford Senior Center, will present a seminar about Housing Options, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reverse Mortgages and Trusts for Seniors. In addition to any questions you may have for the Speakers, they will also cover the following major topics during this session:
• Remaining Home or NOT?
• Staying Home Benefits and Disadvantages Issues
• Irrevocable Trust to Protect from Nursing Home and other Creditors
• Reverse Mortgages in detail
• Downsizing in General
• Renting, children move in with you
• Assisted Living Facilities or Continued Care Communities basics
• Long Term Care Insurance: Home, Assisted Living and Nursing Home
• Long Term Care Insurance and Life Insurance Hybrid
And if we have time:
• Creative Asset Protection if you want to move in with someone else
Dale will also be offering three 45-minute individual consultations that day beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call the Council on Aging at (781) 275-6825 to register for the seminar or to make an individual appointment.

Breakfast & BINGO
Monday December 15 at 9:30 AM
Lisa Honka is back at the Council on Aging by popular demand! Come play for a chance to win some GREAT prizes! Breakfast and prizes will be provided by Brightview Concord River. Please sign up by calling (781) 275-6825.

Charles Dickens Holiday Classic
Monday December 15 at 1:00 PM
Join Stephen Collins at the Bedford Council on Aging for an abridged reading of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol. Registration is requested. Please call 781-275-6825.

Calling All Animal Lovers!
Tuesday December 16 at 10:30 AM
Mike Franco, volunteer from the MSPCA, will be at the COA on Tuesday December 16 at 10:30 with a furry friend (or two!) Come by for a fun and casual visit!

Veterans Coffee
Wednesday December 17 at 10:00 AM
Join Tom Moran, Veteran Liaison with Compassionate Care Hospice, at the Bedford COA to have coffee and to converse about years in the service. Tom was in the Army branch and was in the National Guard for 13 ½ years. All are welcome. Please call to RSVP 781-275-6825.

Songfest Holiday Open House
Wednesday December 17 at 10:30 AM
Enjoy music? Join us at the Bedford COA on Wednesday December 17 at 10:30 AM for a special holiday Songfest. Bring your friends, bring a smile, bring an instrument if you like! No rehearsals, no stage, no big crowds to worry about! This is a casual and fun social group of people who just like to get together each week and enjoy music. Light refreshments will be served.

Insight and Decision Making with Aging
Monday December 17 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Life is a process of decision-making. Decision is a function of insight and constraints. Let us explore our experiences in life. All are welcome to join the discussion at the Bedford COA. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Bijoy Misra 617-864-5121 or Mool Raj Mathur 617-429-7095

Celebrate the Benefits of Chocolate
Thursday December 18 at 10:00 AM
Everybody likes chocolate! It’s delightful to our taste buds: unique in flavor, creamy and tasty, and melts in your mouth! Chocolate is a popular treat that many people crave. It is given as favors for holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas, or special occasions, such as birthdays and parties. There are many health benefits of chocolates too! Chocolate, made from cocoa beans, contains flavonoids which can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure. Chocolate is rich in a number of important antioxidants and has lots of neuroactive components. A growing numbers of studies suggest that it can be a healthy food choice. Joyce Cheng, Community Health Nurse would like to invite you to discover the health benefits of chocolates and how to select chocolate that is healthy. Come sample a variety of chocolates and celebrate the holiday season with Joyce at the Bedford COA on Thursday December 18 at 10:00 AM.

Name That Tune!
Monday December 22 at 12:30 PM
Laura Blair from Concord Health Care returns this month for an afternoon of music and fun on Monday December 22 at 12:30 PM. Try to guess some old favorites for a chance to win some great prizes! Please sign up in advance by calling the COA at (781) 275-6825.


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