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.
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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 or other Center resources. It helps us for both planning and reporting vital statistical data for the Town.
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.
Notice: Residents should be advised that the Snow Removal Bylaw is in effect.
For more information about the Bylaw and weather-related issues, please see our Winter Issues section.
We wish to thank 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.
If you’d like to participate, we’ll be presenting a puppet show here in late April, featuring your creations as
animal musicians and quaint “townies.”
If interested, sign up for this class and learn how to make hand puppets.
Come enjoy one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies, featuring the chaos and passion of four love-struck youth as they find their way through the forest and to each other while overcoming the obstacles of the fairies and the will of the Duke. The plot even includes a play within a play!
Buy your tickets as early as possible.
We need to sell enough tickets to ensure this production.
This play is open to the public, so tell your friends and neighbors! Suitable for all ages.
$10 adults, $5 kids under 16
For an event that requires sign-up, call 617-993-2970, or stop by the front desk.
Tuesday, March 4 at 1:15 pm
Does your mind act as a computer? Listen to 96-year-old Roy Freed explain in simple, lay language how to keep that mind-computer as fit as ever. Participate afterwards in a lively conversation with Roy, who has been a popular speaker at the Center.
Tuesday, March 4 at 5:00 pm
Enjoy watching talented youngsters perform traditional and contemporary Irish dance. Light refreshments served.
Rita O’Shea, founder of the O’Shea Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance, is an accomplished choreographer, and has taught thousands of children and adults over the past 60 years. Dancers from this school have performed on television and stages around the world, sharing their passion for Irish dance and culture with all audiences.
Friday, March 7
Leave 11:30 am; leave Museum at 2:00 pm
You can see 180 Armenian-inscribed rugs, about 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, over 3,000 textiles, and an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations and various other items. With the largest and most diverse holding of Armenian cultural artifacts outside the Republic of Armenia, this museum celebrates the Armenian past and present, and continually provides new experiences for returning visitors.
Admission with tour: $3 for seniors, plus $4 suggested BelderBus contribution.
Tuesday, March 11, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Di bostoner klezmer will be rehearsing klezmer (Eastern European Jewish folk) music. Join World Champion accordionist Cory Pesaturo, Klezmer Conservatory Band’s trombonist Mark Hamilton, and our Coordinator, Dena Ressler on clarinet. Light refreshments.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
IRS-certified tax counselors from AARP can assist you. Please call the Front Desk (617-993-2970) to schedule an appointment.
See currently scheduled Visiting Services.
Discussion Group still open
for January 22 - May 7 (Wed, 10-11:30 am),
meeting at Beech Street Center.
To register, please visit englishatlarge.org or call 781-395-2374.
See our Transportation schedule.
You can sign up to garden at a Council on Aging Community Garden plot at the Mill Street, Victory Garden. Contact our Social Worker, Janet at 617- 993-2983, for more information.
The pool at the Fernald school is closed for repairs. We will post the reopening date when known.
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm
A non-COA instruction hosted at the Center, this Iyengar-inspired yoga practices postures slowly with attention to alignment, safety, and individual abilities. No restriction on age or experience, but you must be able to get up and down from the floor (not chair yoga). Mats and props provided. Cost: $15 each single session. Instructor Susan Harris is a registered yoga teacher. For more information, visit Susan's website - belmontyogabasics or call 617-407-0816.
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.
Enjoy the current art exhibit of local artist Jean Frassica in our Library, Lounge, and Game Room areas.
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