Happening at the Jenks Center

Happening at the Jenks Center

Additional events are being added regularly; visit our website http://jenkscenter.org for the latest updates. The Jenks Center continues to remain closed to promote public safety resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. Check our website for updates. Staff are operating with minimal coverage to support older adults in Winchester. Please call 781-721-7136 if you need assistance.

Upcoming events

Jenks Center: WINCHESTER COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE (American Red Cross): 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 5. Maximize your blood donation and help more patients. If you are an eligible type O, B or A donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit http://redcrossblood.org and enter WSBlood to schedule an appointment. Sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank & The Jenks Center.

Virtual: COMPOSERS CORNER: 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Ever wonder how composers approach writing music? Join interviewer Andrew Celentano for an interesting discussion with guest Bonnie MacLeod. She is a highly versatile and accomplished pianist, entertainer, singer and composer. Bonnie combines a fascinating and eclectic array of artistic influences in her performances. Her gifts have brought her around the world including Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa. She performed regularly at night clubs in New York City, Boston and on cruise ships. Bonnie has played at assisted living facilities in and around Boston. She enjoys having the residents relive old memories and enjoying the presentation of The Classic American Songbook. Andrew Celentano, himself a local pianist and composer, interviews talented musicians in the Boston area, that compose and perform their own pieces. Register to obtain the Zoom link at http://jenkscenter.org. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.

Jenks Center: BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 11. The Jenks nurse will be offering blood pressure checks, by appointment only. For your safety, masks are required in The Jenks Center; please maintain social distancing.Call 781-721-7136 to register for a time slot.

Jenks Center: JENKS SUMMER CINEMA PRESENTS: 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. With summer upon us what better way to escape the heat than a good movie with friends and loved ones. Join us for movies that will be offered weekly, one showing on Wednesday and one on Friday every week for your enjoyment. This week is “The Visitor” on Aug. 11 and 13. Walter Vale is a widower and Connecticut College professor who is missing his late wife. He is forced to travel to New York to present a paper and arrives at his apartment to find undocumented immigrants living there. He decides to let them stay and a friendship begins. Register at http://jenkscenter.org.

Virtual: LIBRARY ONLINE: 1 p.m. Aug. 12. Curious about how you can access the Boston Public Library’s extensive collection of online resources with your own BPL e-Card? This is your chance to see how to get started. Join Nancy McColm, head of Technology and Information Services with the Winchester Public Library, as she goes over the basics. Register to obtain the Zoom link at http://jenkscenter.org.

Virtual: BUDGET DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS: 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Interior design professional Stacey Martin of the Freshmaker will show us how to decorate on a budget. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.

Virtual: IS GREEN THE WAY TO “GO”?: 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Advance care planning with Dr. Emily McClatchey, clinical psychologist and end-of-life doula.

Virtual: “SO CLOSE TO HOME”: 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Presentation by New York Times best-selling author Michael Tougias on his co-authored book, “So Close to Home.” Sponsored by a grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.Search Assets

Virtual: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: “The First Lady of The World”: 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Actress Sheryl Faye will present as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.

Virtual: COFFEE AND BOOKS: 1 p.m. Aug. 19. This month’s book is “The World That We Knew” by Alice Hoffman, led by Winchester Public Library librarian Erin Dagenais.

Exercise classes at the Jenks

Virtual: AEROBICS CLASS: 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Starting Aug. 10, join our aerobics class to focus on aerobic routines and other exercises for muscle conditioning, strength training, balance, and stretching. Enjoy upbeat music with exercises that are challenging yet safe, and easily modified for all fitness levels. Instructor: Judy Whitney. Registration required. Four classes in this session. Cost: $20. Register at our website http://jenkscenter.org for the Zoom link.

Weekly happenings

Off premises: CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH: 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Experienced speakers engage in conversation discussing society, politics, culture and movies, led by Claudine Nacamuli. All are welcome. Call the Jenks Center to learn more.

Virtual: POETRY: 1 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. Recommend, recite and share poems. Discuss poets and the many forms of this artistic and emotional literature. Register and obtain the Zoom link on our website.

Virtual: LORIN’S ROUNDTABLE OF CURRENT EVENTS: 11 a.m. Thursdays. Join Lorin’s discussion on our news today: worldwide pandemic, struggles over civil rights, presidential election, and more. Lorin Maloney will facilitate a dialogue on a new topic each week. Learn some history, hear some facts and share your thoughts. Additional ideas welcome! Registration required at our website to get the Zoom link.

Virtual: CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN: 2 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Whether fluent or beginning, join conversational German to practice speaking, expand your vocabulary and have fun. All are welcome. Leader: Peter Rosenberger. Register on our website to get the Zoom link.

Virtual: TECH HELP FROM THE LIBRARY: By appointment. You can now schedule a one-on-one appointment with Nancy McColm, head of Technology and Information Services with the Winchester Public Library, to obtain help with your specific device questions or problems. Call Nancy at 781-721-7171.

Jenks Center: COFFEE HOUR ON THE PATIO: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Starting July 6, join us Mondays to Fridays for Coffee Hour to see friends, meet new people and enjoy pleasant conversations. Connect with peers for a sense of happiness and well-being. Coffee will be provided by Jenks Center. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register by calling the Jenks Center at 781-721-7136.

Jenks Center: COMPUTER LAB: 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays (starting July 6). Studies have proven that technology can significantly contribute to improving parameters of daily living and can lead to a higher subjective well-being. Make use of Jenks computer lab to reap these benefits. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register by calling the Jenks Center at 781-721-7136.

Jenks Center: MAHJONG: 1-3 p.m. Mondays. Research has proved that Mahjong is more of a brain booster than we originally thought. This game of skill is a challenging hobby that can keep our brains sharp. The social aspect of the game may also impact our holistic mental health. Come join us to reap the benefits of this ancient game. Space is limited. Registration is required via our website.

Jenks Center: CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Whether fluent or beginning, join our conversational Italian to practice speaking and expanding your vocabulary all while having fun. All are welcome. Space is limited. Registration is required via our website.

Jenks Center: CRIBBAGE: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. Cribbage occupies a high position among all the traditional card games and has a long-distinguished history. Come enjoy this relaxing yet rewarding game, which has an ideal mix of luck and strategy. Space is limited. Registration is required via our website.

Jenks Center: CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Whether fluent or beginning, join our conversational Spanish to practice speaking and expanding your vocabulary all while having fun. All are welcome. Leader: Manuel Diaz. Space is limited. Registration is required via our website.

Jenks Center: BRIDGE: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Join us at Jenks for a game that is based on skill rather than chance. Come sharpen your acuity with a game of bridge that serves as mental gymnastics. Engage in meaningful social interaction, while strengthening your communication and teamwork skills. Leader: Frank Gages. Space is limited. Registration is required via our website.


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