Plymouth Center for Active Living news

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The Center for Active Living, located at 44 Nook Road, adjacent to Plymouth North High School, offers many programs for seniors and the disabled in the community.

The Center for Active Living, located at 44 Nook Road, adjacent to Plymouth North High School, offers many programs for seniors and the disabled in the community. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Call the Center at 508-830-4230. You can view the monthly newsletter online at The Friends of the Plymouth Council on Aging meet the second Monday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Center. Visit the Friends website at to learn more about membership opportunities and fee structure. There is no fee to become a member of the Center, however, class and program fees may apply.


Yoga with a touch of Reiki with Ginny Davis (Yoga YTT500 & Reiki Master): at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, March 7-April 25, $5 per class. Explore the five elements of Yoga: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether through the use of breath and yoga asanas (postures). Learn how Reiki energy can help enhance your practice. Drop ins welcome.

Shake your Soul: at 1 p.m. Wednesdays March 14 – May 9 (no class April 18). Sponsored by the South Shore Conservatory Community Partnerships. This joyful dance and movement experience incorporates easy-to-follow movement therapy. The class promotes body-spirit fitness. Class is free. Please register or drop ins welcome.

“Friend”ly Soup Contest: at 1:30 p.m. March 28. Fee $3 per person. Taste and Vote for your favorite soup from the businesses in our area. Please register.

Memory Café: at 12:30 p.m. March 29. This month activity is Crazy Hat Bingo sponsored by North River Home Care and New England Villages. Monthly gatherings for those with memory loss and their care companions. Please register.

Visiting Mr. Green: noon March 30. The Plymouth Community Theatre will perform a sample scene from this upcoming show. Come enjoy a preview. Free event.

Zumba Gold with Debbie Rafferty: 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in April. $5 per class. Zumba Gold incorporates international dance rhythms and brings them to active adults, beginners participants, and other special populations. Improve Cardio fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and balance. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers or appropriate dance shoes, bring water and a smile. Drop-ins welcome.

Red Sox Opening Day Party: 1:30 p.m. April 5. Come and enjoy the game on TV, hot dogs and popcorn with other loyal fans. Don’t forget your Red Sox attire. Free event. Please register.

Delicious & Nutritious: 2:30 p.m. April 6. With Chef Jerry Levine and Registered Dietician for BID and Healthy Plymouth Marcia Richards. This month’s fare of the day is fresh green salad accompanied by a variety of Jerry’s delicious and nutritious dressings, for salads, marinades and dipping. Marcia will share healthy attributes of each dressing with an emphasis on Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation. Free event. Please register.

Tick Talk with Blake Dinius: 5:30 p.m. April 10. Featuring Plymouth County Entomologist Extension Educator Blake Dinius. Plymouth County is at the heart of the tick-borne disease epidemic. Nowadays, almost everyone either knows someone or has direct experience with one of the many life-changing diseases that ticks can transmit. In addition to this, Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are on the rise. This program will review facts on ticks, the diseases that they carry, and proven methods of protection. With the knowledge and tools, all tick-borne diseases are preventable. After all, there is no reason why we shouldn’t enjoy the outdoors and still have peace of mind. Forewarned is forearmed. Be prepared this season. Free event. Please register.

Organic Gardening for Everyone with Naturalist and Landscaper John Root: at 12:30 p.m. April 11. Learn natural and effective techniques for the cultivation of a variety of vegetables, fruits, herb and flowers. Sponsored by the Plymouth Cultural Council and the Friends of the PCOA. Please register.

Senior Singles monthly restaurant outing: 1 p.m. April 19. At the Rio Brazilian Steakhouse. Must register. Fees apply.

Carver Dance Center annual school vacation performance: 1 p.m. April 20. Dance and music touch us all. These Middle and High School students will perform five different dance styles with music from all eras. Free event.

Outsmart the Scammers with Sandy Childs: 12:30 p.m. April 25. It is so important to educate ourselves about fraud. Learn strategies to protect yourself. Sandy will teach you how to spot red flags that may indicate fraudulent activity, resources you can turn to in the event you are targeted, and steps to protect yourself. Free event.

Earring Making with Kathy: 10 a.m. April 25. Make your own creations from our amazing stock of beads and supplies. Free event. Please register.

Memory Café: 12:30 p.m. April 26. This month’s event will be the Kentucky Derby with mint juleps. Free event.

March Against Elder Abuse: 11 a.m. June 21. This march brings attention to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 1 in 10 Americans 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. March with us as we work together to stop elder abuse. Please register at 508-830-4230 by June 14.


Financial/Retirement Advice: Joe Anderson of SHP Financial takes appointments from 9:30 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month. Sandy Childs of Edward Jones takes appointments from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. every second Tuesday evening of the month. Call the center to book an appointment. All initial financial consults are free of charge.

Legal: Appointments are held from 2 to 4 p.m. Attorney Kristen Muratore on second Thursday each month; Attorney Steve Triffletti on third Thursday each month; Attorney Ed Conroy on first and fourth Thursdays each month. Initial legal consults are free of charge. Call for appointments.

GATRA IDs: from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. on the second Wednesday each month by appointment for Plymouth residents.


Alzheimer’s Caregivers: 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday each month. Professionally-led group for caregivers, family, and others dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Register.

Bridge to Inner Peace with Sherry Hammel: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This is a peer-to-peer support group. Group focuses on healing, growth and wellness in coping with life-interrupting challenges, including trauma, depressions, addiction and low self-esteem. This group is part of the South Eastern Recovery Learning Community.

Forget Me Not: at 11 a.m. on the last Monday each month. For people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Share concerns with others with the same challenges. Register.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 10 a.m. Thursdays for professionally led support group. Drop in.

Lupus Support Group: from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. This group offers information, support, and friendship. Family and friends are always welcome. Register.

Memory Café: 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday each month. A place for people with memory loss and their care companions to come together and make new friends, have some fun, and support one another. Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sponsored by New England Village. Register.

You and Eye Low Vision Support Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday each month. Monthly speakers. Register.


Blood Pressure Clinics: Norwell VNA is at 12:30 p.m. on the first Monday each month; Kindred At Home is at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday each month;Overlook is at 11 a.m. on the fourth Thursday each month; North River is at 11 a.m. on the last Tuesday each month.

Off The Beaten Path Walking Group: Meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the PCAL to carpool, or 8:45 a.m. at the meeting spot. Check newsletter for dates and locations. All are subject to change.

At Home Hearing Healthcare with Michael Schmit: from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Free hearing screenings.

Balance & Stretch: 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Fee is $5 per session.

Ballroom Dancing: 11:30 a.m. Fridays with instructors Pat and Jim. Fee is $5 per session. Register.

BIG Exercise: 2-3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Designed for people with Parkinson’s-related diagnosis. This class runs in five-week cycles; cost is $50 for one day per week or $100 for two days per week.

Chair Yoga with Karen: 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $6 per session. Another session is held at 11:15 a.m. Fridays with guided meditation. Cost is $5 per session.

Drum Circle: 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month. Open to public and entirely improvised. Bring a drum. Free.

Formation Dance – Naughty Nookers: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Learn a dance routine to be performed at PCAL or local facilities. Intermediate level of dance. Fee is $5 per session.

Gentle Yoga with Maureen: 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Mondays. Fee is $5 per session. No yoga Nov. 6, 13 and 20.

Heart & Hand with Janet Enos: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Fridays. Aerobic movement and strength training with music. Fee is $5 per session.

Jazz Groove: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Fee is $5 per session.

Karate (Self-Defense) with Tom Hallahan: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Fee is $5 per session.

Laughter Yoga: 10 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday each month. Free class. Register.

Line Dancing: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mindfulness: 1 p.m. Mondays. Meditation practice. Free.

Off the Beaten Path Walking Group: 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at PCAL to carpool or 8:45 a.m. at meeting spot. Locations vary by month.

On The Table – Massage: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Appointments required. Gratuities accepted.

Pedi Care: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. second Monday and fourth Friday each month. Fee is $29 for a 30-minute service.

PNHS Indoor Track Walking Group: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Attendees must meet with volunteer coordinator Ginnie Healey at the PCAL before attending this group. Free.

Qi Gong with Fang-Chih Lee: 9:30 a.m. Mondays. Fee is $5 per session.

Sit, Stand, & Move: noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Fee is $5 per session.

Tai Chi Chuan with Fran Aldritch: 9 a.m. Thursdays. Fee is $15 per month.

Yoga for Any Body with The Yoga Connection Instructors: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fee is $5 per session.


Adult Coloring Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring a coloring book or try one of the provided designs. Great way to relieve stress and clear your mind. Free.

Amazing Origami: 10 to 11:30 a.m. first and third Tuesday each month. A new model will be created each meeting. Fee is $1-2 depending on cost of materials.

Andi’s Art Attack: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Learn fundamentals of painting and try new techniques in various mediums, including acrylics and pastels. Different lesson each week. All levels welcome. Gratuities accepted.

Art Soup: 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Discover new abilities and learn to look at the world through color, shape and design. The group will use pencils, acrylic, and watercolors to draw still-lifes, landscapes, and figures. Free. Gratuities accepted.

Botanical Drawing & Watercolors with Cindi Walsh-Hamlin: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Fear-free drawing and painting. Learn floral rendering and architectural perspective. Open to new learners. Fee is $10 per class.

Drawing for Joy: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Cost is $6 per class.

Knitting with Carol: 10 a.m. Mondays. Bring a current project. Free class.

Let The Water Do The Work: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. This is a new course for people wanting to explore the watercolor medium with instructor Colleen Luongo. Free course. Gratuities accepted. Register.

Open Art Studio: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring a current project. Free.

Oriental Rug Making: 9:30 a.m. to noon every Monday. Instruction is free, except for a supply fee as needed. Ginni Harvey instructs on first and third Monday of the month. Register.

Pottery: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fee is $6 per class. Class is currently full; leave name for waiting list.

Quilting Club: 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring a current project to work in a supportive group. Free.

Sewing and Knitting: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring a current project, chat, and socialize. Free.

Shutterbugs Digital Photography: 10:45 a.m. second and fourth Friday of the month. Learn to take better photos in all genres of photography. Free.

Writing Workshop: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Free.


Bookworms: 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday every month. Group-chosen books are available at Plymouth Public Library.

Friday Feature Films: Join for screenings of new blockbusters at 12:45 p.m. every Friday. See newsletter for scheduled movies.

Games: Dominoes at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays; Train Dominoes at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; Chess at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays; Mahjong (American) at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays; Mahjong (Chinese) at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays; Cribbage at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Whist at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; Bridge at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Hot Topic: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. This is an open group to discuss any interesting topics anyone is willing to share. Drop in.

Men’s Morning Coffee: 9 a.m. Fridays at PCAL, except for the first Friday each month which is held at Stafford Hill. Thought-provoking discussion of world and personal issues.

Pilgrim Pride: 5 p.m. last Tuesday of the month. A place for Plymouth-area LGBT seniors to meet up.

Senior Singles: 1 p.m. every third Thursday each month. Location varies by month. Check the newsletter for more information.

Women’s Group: 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Insightful discussions that bring enrichment to daily life.


Computer Instruction: Available monthly. Classes for Beginner, iPad, and Windows 7, 8, & 10. Call for dates and reservations.

iPad & iPhone with Matthew: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call in advance to schedule a time.

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