Ever Growing - Never Old

Special Events

TRIVIA BINGO with the Marshfield High School Student Council on Wednesday, May 1 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Join students from Marshfield High School for a hosted bingo and trivia event.  We had so much fun last year with the questions the High Schoolers wrote and everyone agreed it was a blast. Sign up in advance as space is limited. Limit 30. Waitlist available.

RESERVE YOUR “RAISED GARDEN PLOT" Registration Beginning May 1.  Any Marshfield senior citizen is eligible to grow vegetables or annual flowers (NO perennial plants) in one of the raised beds located near the back door of the Senior Center. The only person who can harvest fruits, vegetables or flowers from the raised beds is the person who planted and cultivated them. The beds will close at the end of October when the outside water supply is turned off. Each participant will receive an assigned area. The plot will consist of half a bed only (8 available spots). You will also be responsible for cleaning and clearing up the bed at the end of the growing season. If you are interested in planting in these raised beds in 2024, sign up begins Wednesday, May 1, first come, first serve.

TECHNOLOGY HELP from Ventress Library Reference Desk Librarian on Thursday, May 2 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Join Erica Ruscio from the Ventress Library here at the Senior Center where she will assist with technical questions about your phone or tablet and guidance about technology. She will be here monthly on the first Thursday of each month.  Erica can also help you set up Libby or Hoopla which are free ways to borrow e-books, audiobooks and videos on your devices!  Learn more about this fantastic feature. All you need is a library card and a device. Schedule an appointment by calling 781-834-5581.

FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS with Peg Davis & the Angel Gardeners on Tuesday, May 7 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.  Please join this enthusiastic group of talented gardeners in creating your own “spring inspired” arrangement. The gardeners will help you create a colorful arrangement to take home or give as a gift. They will walk you through the steps of putting this together and will provide all materials needed. Please bring scissors or snippers if you have them. A $15 donation is suggested in order to defray the cost of materials. Advanced sign up required. Limit 10

THERAPY GARDENS presents “Specialty Gardens: Healing, Tea and Edible Landscape Gardens" on Monday, May 13 at 1:00 pm.  Studies have shown that exposure to nature, whether indoors or outdoors, lowers both blood pressure and stress. A garden is a peaceful space that helps reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and promote a sense of wellbeing. Come learn about the healing properties of plants and flowers so you can create your own healing, edible, or tea garden. We will review select products and where to find them, including seeds, adaptive equipment, and more. Great for indoor and outdoor gardeners of any skill level, people looking for new garden ideas, or folks who just like gardens. Please sign up ahead. $2 suggested donation at the door.

CHOCOLATE AND FLOWERS - An Event in Honor of Mother’s and Others on Monday, May 13 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Honoring all Mothers and Women. We will have, tea, a chocolate buffet of desserts with a flower for each participant. Please register ahead. Limit of 50

ART FOR YOUR MIND presents “Winslow Homer’s America” on Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00 pm (NEW START TIME BECAUSE OF HEALTH FAIR).  Art For Your Mind is an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of its participants. Programs are for people of all backgrounds – artists and non-artists alike. The featured topic, Winslow Homer’s America, showcases the artist who helped shape America’s artistic identity during the 19th Century. From his earliest images to his now famous paintings of everyday American life, Homer’s work still inspires people today. Join local art historian Jill Sanford for an enjoyable hour of challenging yourself to see art in new ways! Please sign up ahead.  $2 suggested donation at the door.

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “KING LEAR” on Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 pm.  What do you call a king who gives up his kingdom? A fool? Or a father ready to pass on the burdens of power? Join actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby for this haunting, darkly funny adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless classic. This production draws directly from Shakespeare’s text, with Stephen Collins as the mercurial King Lear, and Poornima Kirby as his devoted, clear-eye fool, who narrates the action, and flows fluidly between Lear’s daughters, friends, and enemies. Registration begins May 1. Cost: $3 at door

SUMMERY FLIP FLOP HANGING with Judy Caldas on Friday, May 17 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Join Judy Caldas for a fun craft project of styling a hanging for your door or wall out of colorful flip flops.  It makes a stylish summer decoration to bring lazy beach days to mind.  Supplies provided.  Sign up in advance, waitlist available. $2 suggested donation.  Limit 20

MUSICAL MONDAY WITH JACK CRAIG presents “Swing Era Songs" on Monday, May 20 at 1:00 pm.  This program highlights some of the greatest bandleaders, musicians, singers, and songwriters of the ‘swing era’. From Ella Fitzgerald’s A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade, Johnny Mercer’s Goody-Goody, Vaughn Monroe’s There, I’ve Said It Again, and right on through Lawrence Welk’s closing theme song – this program is just a sampling of the best music of the time of Big Bands! You had better be ‘In the Mood’ for some great swing era music! Please sign up ahead.  Suggested donation $2 at door.

HEALTH TOPICS with Ginny Lavin RN & Claire Kennedy RD,MS LDN presents “Maintain Your Brain” on Wednesday, May 22 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Join the Health Topic discussion for helpful information and learn how to delay or improve early signs and symptoms of memory loss and dementia. Bring your questions to the discussion!  Please sign up in advance at the front desk or by calling the Senior Center at 781-834-5581. Limit 20

Presentation with Nancy Franks on “American’s First Ladies with Ties to Massachusetts” on Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00 pm.  Meet nine strong women who lived or learned in Massachusetts before, during, or after serving as First Lady of The United States.  You’ll be inspired and entertained by their unique stories.  The presentation will be followed by a patriotic raffle. Please sign up ahead.  Suggested donation $2 at door.

MASS AUDUBON presents “Birds on the Move: New Species Nesting in Massachusetts” on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 pm.  If you were birdwatching in Massachusetts a decade or two ago and reported a Black Vulture, or perhaps an Orchard Oriole or a Sandhill Crane, you might have been questioned. But now, these sightings are becoming more and more common along with several other species that haven't nested here historically. As birds need to adapt to the impacts of climate change, many are expanding their ranges north. Others, such as the Common Raven, are attracted to our changing landscapes. We will look at many of these new breeding species in our state and discuss the theories as to why these ranges are expanding, as well as celebrate success stories like the Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle whose populations have increased thanks to community science and restoration efforts. Sign up in advance. Suggested donation $2 at door.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL on Friday, May 31 at 1:00 pm.  Join us for some armchair travel with a viewing of an episode of “Our Planet” the stunning series by David Attenborough which showcases earth’s natural beauty and enormous scope. Sign up in advance.  Limit 20

“TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE” with The Mass Bar’s Elder Law Education on Friday, May 31 at 1:00 pm.  May is Elder Law month and the Council on Aging will offer this program with the assistance of the Mass. Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. This year’s program held by Attorney Ashley Evirs, partner of Dalton & Finegold, will go over estate planning basics that everyone must know and have regardless of personal situations. It will also review long term care options to protect assets, and different ways to maintain control as you continue to age. Copies of the latest resource guide will be provided for 2024 as supplies last.  Advance sign-up is recommended.