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 newfriendships.
A nonprofit organization, the Friends' ongoing mission is to help support and enhance resources and activities at the Beech Street Center (Belmont senior center).
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Ask Maggie Rose: Managing Life's Sweet Sorrow
A compilation of letters from her regular column in the Belmont Citizen-Herald plus some related fiction, this book touches the heart of challenges and tough questions we face as our loved ones age.
Maggie Rose is generously donating proceeds from the book sales to us, through the Friends of the Belmont COA (our fundraising partners).
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
Please remember to swipe your Beech Street Center card for each activity you attend — whether scheduled activities (special events, classes-workshops, or interest group meetups) or unstructured activities (such as computer room use, ping-pong, or bocci ball).
Swiping helps us plan ongoing events, and also provides vital statistical data for the Town to show that the Center is being well-used. So keep on swiping!
For an event that requires sign-up, call 617-993-2970, or stop by the front desk.
Tuesday, May 21 at 1:15 pm
This is the story of the Japanese internment during WWII as seen from the perspective of a family member — our speaker, Margaret Yamamoto, who was interned at the age of 2 months. Ms. Yamamoto documents her family from the 1890s, when they immigrated to the US, through their imprisonment — and how they rebuilt their lives after the war. Her family’s story is richly illustrated with family and historic documents. These tell how 120,000 Japanese, two-thirds of them US citizens, were imprisoned, sometimes for years.
Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 pm
Many people have loved ones who are long term care residents of nursing homes. Join this presentation and discussion of the rights of nursing home residents — including how long term care insurance can protect your house if nursing home care is required, and how patients in rehabilitation may be able to stay longer due to a new settlement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Questions are welcome.
The Massachusetts Bar Association offers a yearly informational presentation on important topics to communities in our state. This year, Belmont resident and attorney Diane Gold from The Law Office of Diane H. Gold will lead this discussion.
Friday, May 24 at 1:00 pm
Join David Ching, as he serves up his DJ mix of dance music. Great fun, whether dancing or just socializing.
Chinese Tea Tasting:
will not be rescheduled for May, as planned, due to a serious family emergency.
Sign up for a 1-hour free lesson on our own new Bocci Court. Instructed by Maria Mingace, each group lesson needs a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 players signed up.
Available lesson periods are:
Many varied trips have been scheduled for this year so far. Be sure to sign up, with payment, as soon as possible, as seating is limited. Keep checking our Travel Events page for continual updates.
See our Transportation page for updates.
Visit our Transportation page for information on our policies and current services.
Seasonal: Belmont seniors can arrange rides for scheduled swimming at the Fernald Pool in Waltham on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Many are experiencing the benefits of using our Fitness Center with state-of-the-art-equipment. It's easy and affordable to join.
See the Fitness Room page or inquire at the Front Desk.
His current exhibit features photographic art, including scenes from Barcelona.
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