Beech Street Center

Belmont Council on Aging
Belmont Senior Center

Lunch Reminder

Remember to sign up for lunch by 11:30 am on the previous day ....
learn more about lunches at the Belmont senior center
View the monthly lunch menu.

Belmont Senior Center

The Belmont Council on Aging (COA) at the Beech Street Center invites citizens of the Belmont area to attend a wide variety of events and activities and make use of services available. Boomers, seniors, and caregivers of senior citizens can all pursue varied interests, get needed information or referrals, learn new skills, have fun, and form new friendships.

Friends of the Belmont Council on Aging

A nonprofit organization, the Friends' ongoing mission is to help support and enhance resources and activities at the Beech Street Center (Belmont senior center).

Please contribute any amount, using the PayPal button below. Your donation is tax-deductible! Thank you.

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Help support community center resources for Belmont boomers and seniors!

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Caregivers Book

Order your copy today at this link! Proceeds directly benefit the Belmont senior center.

book cover-caregiving-MaggieRoseAsk Maggie Rose: Managing Life's Sweet Sorrow

A compilation of letters from her column in the Belmont Citizen-Herald on the challenges and tough questions we face as our loved ones age.

Welcome to the Beech Street Center — Belmont Senior CenterBelmont senior center activities range

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M,W,Th,F), plus 8:00 am - 7:00 pm on Tuesdays
Extended Tuesday hours provide a great way for working adults to take advantage of what the Beech Street Center offers!

General Questions? Call 617-993-2970

News from the Director of the Belmont COACOA Director, Nava Niv-Vogel

Electronic Swipe-In for Activities

Please remember to swipe your Beech Street Center card for each activity you attend — whether calendar-scheduled activities or other Center resources such as the Game Room or Computer Lab. It helps us for both planning and reporting vital statistical data for the Town (and plays a crucial part in determining our budget), so swipe-in and be counted!

Town Day COA Table

I am pleased to report that on Town Day, May 31, the Council on Aging (COA) table drew the highest amount of traffic in years — indicating a realization that we offer individuals and families so much information, as well as some counseling. Many thanks to the COA and Friends of COA Board members who volunteered their time throughout the day.

Farmersí Market Coupons for Seniors

July 17 (Thu) at 9:00 am
A limited number of coupons are available, through Springwell, for eligible seniors. See details on our Visiting Services page.

Tea and Games on the Patio

Friday, July 18 and Tuesday, August 5 — starting at 1:00 pm

senior patio social

Enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea and some cookies while relaxing on our patio. You can engage in a friendly game (Scrabble, Checkers, Trivial Pursuit, or Cribbage) or just socialize with other Center participants. This summer social has become a popular annual activity, so this year we are offering two dates. Come and enjoy!

Upcoming Events

For an event that requires sign-up, call 617-993-2970, or stop by the front desk.

Second Annual Talent Show

Tuesday, July 15 at 1:15 pm

talent show poster Come as an audience member — or perform! Want to recite a story or poem? Show off your dancing? Play a musical instrument alone or in a group? Sing a song? Here's your chance to shine in front of an appreciative and supportive audience.

If you would like to participate

Register by July 8!
Fill out the form and leave it for Dena at the Front Desk.(Forms are near the bulletin board, or request one by mail by calling 617-993-2977.)

Stopping Identity Theft

Tuesday, July 22 at 1:15 pm

BBB logo Do you know the most common tactics that identity thieves are using to steal our personal information? Learn precautionary steps to prevent being a victim to fraudulent activity.

Don't miss this very timely information presented by the Better Business Bureau.

Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol

Tuesday, July 29 at 1:15 pm

SMP logo Preventing healthcare errors, fraud and abuse for Medicare and MassHealth (Medicaid) beneficiaries is the mission of the Senior Medical Patrol (SMP). They provide education, guidance and assistance to beneficiaries and their caregivers to navigate the system — helping with issues such as resolving billing and healthcare quality queries and providing referrals as needed.

The Massachusetts partnership is one of 54 SMP consumer educational organizations across the country. Our presenter, Terrie Drew of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. in Lawrence, is an Air Force Veteran with over 20 years experience conducting community outreach, including Native American cultural education.

Another Foxwoods Trip - July 17

The Bingo Group has organized another package trip to Foxwoods Resort. See details and other tours and trips on our Travel page.

Other Events

special events at the Belmont senior  centerBoth fun and informative!

Notices & Reminders

Social Worker: Summer

Our social worker is not funded over the summer. If you have a social service need, please call our Director Nava Niv-Vogel at 617-993-2975. As an LICSW, she also serves as the social worker in charge during Janet's absence.

Calling All Artists

— painters, lithographers, photographers, and other artists. We feature regular exhibitions of local artists from Belmont and New England. If interested, call Dena, our Coordinator (617-993-2977) to find out more.

Bocci Court Open!

bocceFree lessons available, by appointment only. (Min 2; Max, 4)

Caregivers' Support Group

  • (Mon) July 7 at 7:00 pm - Library
  • (Thu) July 17 at 2:00 pm - Classrm B

Visiting Services and Consultations

From financial to health-wellness professionals to government represenatives. Many are recurring monthly; others may be a one-time service — such as the Farmers' Market coupons through Springwell. See which Visiting Services are scheduled for July.

July Shopping

See our Transportation schedule.

Growing Vegetablestomato vines

To find out about gardening at the Council on Aging Community Garden (Mill Street), call the Front Desk (617-993-2970).

Swimming and Walking

Swimming is available at the Fernald Pool, but check the latest status.
Walking Group meetups now available two days — Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 am (meet in our lobby).

Friendly Yoga (Mat Yoga)

Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 pm
$15 per session
or $130 for 10 sessions
Jun 24 - Sep2

This is a non-COA evening class made available at our Center for your convenience.

Discover Our Fitness Center

senior fitnessNow with more equipment!
It's easy and affordable to join.

See the Fitness Room page or inquire at the Front Desk.

Art Exhibit

Helen Abrams
Photographic Exhibition

through July 28

photo sampleStop by, enjoy, and reflect on these photographic images that show uncommon ways of seeing common objects in nature and everyday life.

art at the Belmont senior center

Fundraiser

engraved brick fundraiserBuy-a-Brick

Purchase an engraved brick for the rear patio and walkway of the Beech Street Center.

Your engraved brick will help support the Center, provide a personal memory for you, and also serve as ongoing inspiration for continued support of a permanent senior center for Belmont.

buy-a-brick donation

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