Bellingham Senior Center & Council on Aging 40 Blackstone Street ▪ Bellingham, MA 02019 ▪ Phone: 508-966-0398 ▪ Fax: 508-966-5843 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 – 4:00, Tuesday 8:00 – 7:00, Friday 8:00 – 3:00

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September Opportunities for Cultural Learning and Healthy Living

at the Bellingham Senior Center

Bellingham, MA – August 21, 2017 – The month of September at the Bellingham Senior Center, located at 40 Blackstone Street, Bellingham MA, provides seniors with many opportunities to explore the worlds of learning and healthy living. From new cultural learning programming to a series that focuses on healthy living, there is something for everybody at the Bellingham Senior Center!

New to the Bellingham Senior Center is the Joy of Learning series. This free educational and informational series takes participants back in time as they explore the fascinating history of the Ottoman Empire and The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes. These FREE half-hour lectures will take place every Tuesday at 6pm in the Senior Center’s lounge, which has recently been refurbished with brand new, and very comfortable, chairs! Please call 508-966-0398 to sign up!

For those who are looking to learn how they can manage their possessions as they get older, the Senior Center is offering a free program called Buried in Treasures. Taking place at our 2 Maple Street facility on Friday, September 8th and 22nd from 10-11:30am, this FREE program will open a discussion of what treasures are most important to you, and how you can manage them as you age. Please call 508-966-0398 to sign up!

History buffs will want to attend the final installment of our Treason Season series. This series explores the interesting, and often controversial, lives of history’s most notorious conspirators. This month we will be discussing The Rosenberg’s, who were executed for conspiracy to commit espionage during the Cold War in 1951. Join us on Friday, September 8th at 10:30 for this FREE program. Please call 508-966-0398 to sign up!

Do you love music? If so, join us on Thursday, September 14th at 2:30 for our Rhythms and Sounds of the Orchestra presentation. This specific engagement will feature musician Sophie Kass who will play two short pieces which feature the clarinet. She will discuss the history of the clarinet and how it’s cared for. The cost is $5, and includes coffee and pastries. Please call 508-966-0398 to sign up!

Music lovers will also want to join us on the evening of Monday, September 18th at 7pm for a performance by the Southeastern MA Community Concert Band. They will be performing a mixture of popular tunes, big band music, marches, and patriotic songs. The cost of this program is a donation of a durable good for the local food pantry. Please call 508-966-0398 to sign up! Bellingham Senior Center & Council on Aging 40 Blackstone Street ▪ Bellingham, MA 02019 ▪ Phone: 508-966-0398 ▪ Fax: 508-966-5843 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 – 4:00, Tuesday 8:00 – 7:00, Friday 8:00 – 3:00

Rounding out the month’s events is our popular Hot Topics discussion with Larry Lowenthal, on Monday, September 18th at 1pm. This month’s hot topic is Global Warming. Larry will discuss the science and politics of this critical issue. This is a FREE event. Please call 508-966-0398 to sign up!

In additional to our monthly programming opportunities, the Bellingham Senior Center also hosts a robust schedule of daily and weekly activities offered at little to no cost for seniors. Do you like to exercise? Join us for yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and more! Are you a card player? The Senior Center offers pitch, bridge, bingo, mahjong, cribbage and canasta! Do enjoy playing pool? We have a great billiards room and some talented pool players who would be happy to play a game with you! For a complete list of program dates and times, visit or call the Bellingham Senior Center at 508-966-0398 today!

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Corporate sponsorship opportunities for 2017-2018 Senior Center programming are currently available. For more information, please contact Michelle Kohn at 508-657-2716 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the Bellingham Senior Center and the Bellingham Council on Aging, visit www.bellinghamma.org and select Senior Services from the Department drop-down menu or call the Senior Center at 508-966-0398.

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