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 senior center resources for our Belmont 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 scheduled activities or other Center resources. It helps us for both planning and reporting vital statistical data for the Town.

Happy Spring, Happy Passover, Happy Easterspring flowers blooming

We wish you a wonderful Passover-Easter holiday season. The holidays and springtime are occasions to look outward, spend time with family when we can, and be renewed.

Where in the World ...?

Show us from where in the world your family originates. How? On the left wall of the Game Room is a map of the world. Just take a tack located near the large world map and pin it to your familyís place. This is one of the ways that we strive to make the Center a place where seniors from all over the world feel welcome.

Belmont Senior Services DirectorySenior Services Directory

See the BCOA Senior Services Directory (pdf file) for 2014. We also have hard-copies available at the Center.

This directory was generously supported by the Friends of the Belmont Council on Aging, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Program Notes

As you may have noticed, we are striving to increase late afternoon and early evening programing. I'm am delighted that our social work intern from last year, Ms. Rita Shah, will be coming to the Center on April 22 at 5:00 pm, coordinating another wonderful Indian dinner.

We will also have a series of nature-related events presented by representatives from the Mass Audubon Habitat Sanctuary. The first one, Amphibians, is on April 15 at 1:15. We are also planning a field trip for June!

More Fitness Equipment!

Many thanks to Sue Weiner of the Recreation Department SPORT program for acquiring special grant funds to add useful equipment and accessories for our Fitness Room. We appreciate this type of collaboration and mutual assistance.

Upcoming Events

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

Amphibians: Silent and Loud

Tuesday, April 15 at 4:00 pm

frog Spring is a time of activity and change for amphibians in New England. Learn about their lifecycles and habitats, and observe live amphibians! Children are welcome.

Presented by the Mass Audubon Habitat Sanctuary. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This is the first of a series of planned season-related nature events, including a field trip in June!

Hot Topics in Medicine

Tuesday, April 22 at 1:15 pm

Rx bottles Ever wonder why you canít take some medications with grapefruit? Should everyone over a certain age be on calcium supplements? If so, how much should you take? The answers may surprise you! Come to an informative and interactive program where you can learn about issues related to your medications, common drug interactions, cost concerns, and hot topics in medical news.

Presented by the MCPHS University Pharmacy Outreach Program, a community service program of Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Indian Dinner

Tuesday, April 22 at 5:00 pm

Punjab Restaurant logo Catered by Arlington's Punjab Restaurant, this dinner is open to 50 people.
Suggested $2 donation. You may pay at the door, but you must reserve in advance.

Presented by The Friends of the Indian Seniors.

Other Events

special events at the Belmont senior  centerBoth fun and informative!

Notices & Reminders

Visiting Services and Consultations

Many visiting services — from financial to health-wellness professionals to government represenatives — come to our Center, some on a recurring basis. A recent addition — regular visits by US Representative Katherine Clark.

See what's scheduled for April in our Visiting Services section.

Caregivers' Support Group

  • (Tue) April 8 at 7:00 pm - Library
  • (Thu) April 17 at 2:00 pm - Classrm B

ESL Conversation

(Wed) 10-11:30 am
English-as-a-Second-Language Discussion Group at our Center. If you haven't registered, call 781-395-2374.

ESL Classes

  • ESL Class - All Levels
    (Thur) 10-11:30
    Cost: $50 for new students (includes materials), $35 for continuing students
  • Chinese-English Class
    (Tue) 10 am - Free

April Shopping

See our Transportation schedule.

Growing Vegetables

Interested in gardening at the Council on Aging Community Garden plot (Mill Street Victory Garden)? Contact our Social Worker, Janet at 617-993-2983.

Swimming Update

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00 am
Rides available for Belmont residents over 60
The Fernald Pool in Waltham has reopened, but call ahead either to our Center or the pool (781-894-3601) to make sure itís staffed!

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

Preschool Children's Art

April 29 - June 10

The next artwork on exhibit at the Center is a collection of art by Preschool students taught by Caroline Dupree.

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.

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