Town of Mansfield, MA, Council On Aging, 255 Hope Street, Mansfield 02048 Phone: (508) 261-7368 Fax: (508) 339-4886

Scheduled Events

BOOK CLUB

MUSIC PROGRAM

BIRTHDAY BASH

COA CINEMA PUB

CAREGIVER SERIES AT THE COA

JORDAN JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHORUS

COFFEE HOUR


BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, January 3rd, 1:00 PM, Beneath A Scarlet Sky, By Mark Sullivan
Wednesday, February 7th, 1:00 PM, A Street Cat Named Bob, By James Bowen
Newcomers are welcome. This program is free, and refreshments are available. return to menu

MUSIC PROGRAM
Back by popular demand is the Handchime choir! The first practice takes place on Thursday, January 4 at 8:30 AM. Practices are every Thursday at 8:30 AM at the Mansfield Council on Aging and directed by Mary Hourigan. Handchimes are metal tone bars, which produce a mellow, peaceful and gentle sound.They offer a sound unlike any other instrument. In order to play, it helps to have some musical background, but it isn't absolutely necessary.What is more important is a desire to try something new. The goal of this Handchime program is to support members with musical skills, develop a community, self-assurance and have fun! We need people who will commit to practice every week with a positive attitude.We hope you will join us. For any additional details please contact Josephine at 508-261-7368. Everyone is welcome! return to menu

BIRTHDAY BASH
Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Mansfield seniors! The COA invites you to your Birthday Party sponsored by Eric Shepard. This year’s party is on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

This 2018 Birthday Bash includes pizza, birthday cake, games, birthday raffle and a special talk on "neurobics", given by Jay Elias. Jay will be talking about the idea of: New Year's resolutions seldom last long because often they require us to make drastic changes in our life and our lifestyles. The reality is that we can improve our lives by making a few minor changes and adjustments. We'll explore the fun brain exercises that are known as "neurobics", and learn how to de-stress a bit, sleep better, and be a little bit better listener. This is sure to be an upbeat, informative, and educational program.

We look forward to seeing you and being a part of making you a little bit better YOU in 2018. Please, bring in a picture of yourself as a baby, your picture will be posted with others. The person who guesses the most grown up identities of the baby pictures will win a special prize. This is a free program and space is limited. Prior registration is required. Please contact Louise at 508-261-7368 for your reservation. return to menu

COA CINEMA PUB
Wednesday, January 10th at 3:00 PM the COA will be showcasing, Our Souls at Night stars Jane Fonda and Robert Redford will as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.
Please note the change in day for Cinema Pub. This program requires prior registration. Refreshments are available. A $1 donation is appreciated. For reservations, Please call Louise at 508-261-7368.return to menu

CAREGIVER SERIES AT THE COA
Bristol Elder Services, Inc. will offer free information and support series for caregivers at Mansfield COA starting in January. This series, the Savvy Caregiver, will meet one time a week for six weeks starting on Thursday, January 11th at 1:00 PM.

Each two hour session will offer caregivers tips, resources and access to tools for ease of care, networking and communication. This workshop is designed for caregivers of family or household members with a dementia. This series requires prior registration. For information or registration, please contact the COA at 508-261-7368. return to menu

JORDAN JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHORUS
The Jordan Jackson Elementary School Chorus invited you on Thursday, January 11th at 1:10 PM to their performance of music of different styles and time periods. The Jordan Jackson Elementary School the chorus is made up of 150 fourth and fifth graders.

You are sure to be entertained the chorus has been working really hard this fall and are looking forward to sharing their music with COA members. The school will have special seating for COA members and will schedule transportation from the COA to the school. Pre-registration is required by January 10th, contact Louise to register at 508-261-7368. return to menu

COFFEE HOUR
On January 19th at 10:00 AM Debra Britt of the National Black Doll Museum will be coming to the COA. Debi is providing a historical and cultural discussion on African American History. She will discuss her work of the preservation of black dolls. In addition, she will share information about her current projects. Her goal is to nurture self-esteem, and promote cultural diversity through dialogue and education. Please contact Louise at 508-261-7368 to register. This is a free program, refreshments will be served. return to menu