Welcome to the online home of the Abington Council on Aging and the Abington Senior Center. For information about our activities and services, or for rental information, please scroll down this page or visit the rest of our website.
If you need to reach us directly please call: 781-982-2145. Also, for a more full schedule of activities and events please click on our Senior Informer Newsletter link shown below following our current announcements
Introducing MAH-JONGG at the Abington Senior Center
The COA is proud to introduce Mah-Jongg! Ann Reilly has started a group, for the novice to slightly more experienced players, on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Senior Center. In case you didn’t know, Mah-Jongg is a traditional Chinese game played by 4 people around a square table. The game is played with 144 tiles rather than playing cards. So, why not check this out and do something different in these long dreary winter months.
2/1 Sign up for our Valentine’s Brunch begins
2/8 Senator Keenan’s office hours at the Senior Center, 10:00 am
2/12 Valentine’s Brunch – courtesy of the Friends of Abington Seniors, Inc
3/1 Sign up for our St. Patrick’s Day Lunch
3/12 St. Patrick’s Day Lunch – courtesy of the Friends of Abington Seniors, Inc and served by the Abington Lions Club
FUEL ASSISTANCE - Fuel Assistance is available until April. Call (781) 982-2145 to make an appointment
TAX ASSISTANCE – Tax Assistance begins February 13th. Call (781) 982-2145 to make an appointment
NEWSLETTERS – Abington Senior Informer
To receive email notification and view our newsletters online please click on the red envelope icon on the right side of this page. To view the must current issue click on the picture of the issue to the right. Older Senior Informer issues may be found by choosing the “Newsletter” tab at the top of this page.
SENIOR COMPUTER CLASSES – CHECK THEM OUT
Come try the new Senior Computer Learning Center when you have a moment. To speak to someone about the classes please call: (508) 521-4008. To view the latest class schedule or register for a class please check out the following website: www.seniorcomputerlearningcenter.org.
Please note that the Senior Computer Learning Center(SCLC) is an Independent Non-Profit organization that operates out of the refurbished computer lab at the Abington Senior Center. The Abington COA is proud to have the SCLC’s excellent instruction as part of our program offering, however all inquiries regarding computer classes should go directly through them and not the COA or Senior Center staff. Also, please note that the instructors and board members of the Senior Computer Learning Center are ALL VOLUNTEERS, and as such they do NOT get paid. So please have patience with them as they are doing the best that they can to accommodate all computer class inquiries. There will be no class offerings in July and August, however, please continue to monitor the website: www.seniorcomputerlearningcenter.org for information as to the next group of classes in the fall.
Other Technology News:
The Abington Senior Center is now “Wireless”. That means that you will be able to use your laptop at the Senior Center to get onto the Internet. Give it a try when you have a chance. Ask Jean at the front desk or one of our other staff members for the password.
Announcing New Hours and a new home for Abington’s Public Health Nurse
The Abington Board of Health in conjunction with the Council on Aging have agreed to move the Public Health Nurse’s base of operations to the Abington Senior Center. The nurse will be available to ALL Abington residents regardless of age between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM every Monday at the Abington Senior Center and at the same time on Tuesdays at the following senior housing locations:
Every Monday – Abington Senior Center (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
1st Tuesday of the Month – Leavitt Terrace (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM )
2nd Tuesday of the Month – Shaw Ave (9:30 to 12:30)
3rd Tuesday of the Month – Chestnut Glen (9:30 to 12:30)
Town Stuff: For a great source for information about things going on in the Town of Abington, please visit the Town’s newly revamped website – Click on the gray link to the right: Abington, Massachusetts Town Website.
YOGA Class – (Thursday mornings at 10:00 A.M.) Please check out our very popular Yoga class taught by Joanne Laubacher. Join Joanne as she introduces you to a great new way to exercise, “Seated/Chair Yoga”. Those who have taken it really love it and usually feel great afterwards. The cost is $3, but if you cannot afford it please pay Joanne what you can.
Tai Chi Class – (Friday mornings at 11:00 A.M.) Please join instructor Mike Showstack on Friday mornings to discover the great benefits of Tai Chi. Mike’s class is also very popular. At some senior centers he has to do multiple sessions because so many people have discovered its benefits. Classes are Free at this time, courtesy of the Friends of Abington Seniors, Inc.
Zumba Gold Classes – Zumba is a dance exercise class taught by Carol Davies on Tuesday early evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
Special Note: The starting rental rate for the Senior Center is $200 (with special discounts for school, youth, or community related events), which includes use of the kitchen and dining room areas. Additional fees may apply for use of the auditorium. We’re happy to host family events or other special occasions. Please contact us at 781-982-2145 for more information and scheduling.