Grandparents raising grandchildren...The Franklin Senior Center is looking to start a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. If you are interested in this program, please call the Senior Center for more information.
TOPS - Taking Pounds Off Sensibly - This group is now meeting on Fridays at 12:30pm.
Reiki - gentle healing art offered 2nd & 4th Friday at 10:30am. $20 for 15-minutes. Call the Senior Center to sign-up.
Bocce - played in our own backyard - Tuesdays at 9:30am.
CornHole (bean bag toss game) - Mondays at 9:00am.
Line Dancing - Wednesdays - $2.00. Beginners at 1:00pm. Advanced dancers at 2:00pm.
Brain Games - Challenging games - 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month - 10:00am.
Chair Yoga & Meditation - Wednesdays at 10:00am.
Trailblazer's Walking Club - Wednesdays at 9:00am.
Mexican Dominoes - Mondays at 9:00am.
Italian Conversation Class - Mondays at 9:30am.
Spanish Conversation Class - Wednesdays at 10:00am
SAVE THE DATE - UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:
Trail Blazer's Walking Club - Begins Wednesday, September 13th hosts a Free Pizza Luncheon presentation by Wellness Nurse, Linda Hastings, "Walking for Your Health" - 11:00am. Call to sign-up.
BaseBall Party - Friday, Sept. 22nd- 11:00am - with Johnny Guido. Tickets available now.
Skin Care and Repair, Secrets Revealed - Wednesday,Sept. 27th - 11:00am - Call to sign-up.
October 6th - WMRC Senior Expo -10:00am to 1:30pm at the Franklin Senior Center - Bigger and Better this year. Mark your calendar.
ON GOING EVENTS:
New Hours for Wellness Nurse Checkups: weekly Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar testings:
Blood Pressure Screenings - Thursdays from 9:00-12:00 noon
Blood Sugar Testing - Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 AM
Diabetes Support Group meets - 2nd Wednesday of the month - 11:00 AM
Low Vision Technology Center:
The Franklin Senior Center now has a Low-Vision Assistive Technology Training Center on the second floor of the newly-renovated Senior Center. This Technology Center contains “state-of-the-art” equipment available to assist seniors who may be experiencing a loss or decrease in their vision. Staff and volunteers are available to instruct seniors on the proper use of the equipment. A low-vision support group also meets monthly in this room. This Technology Center is open/available during certain hours of the day. If you are interested in using this equipment or being part of the support group, please contact the Senior Center for more information at 508-520-4945.
Mental Health Assistance now available for Seniors:
The Franklin Senior Center has received a grant from the state to retain the services of a Mental Health Counselor, who is available to meet individually with seniors in their homes or here at the Senior Center, to discuss and assist them with their emotional needs. Because of the grant, these counseling sessions are free-of-charge to seniors. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Senior Center at 508-520-4945.
Safe & Secure Home: By appointment, our wellness nurse can do a Home Safety Evaluation of your home to reduce the risk of falls and arrange for grab-bar installation, if needed. For more information, call the Senior Center at: 508-520-4945.