Happening at the Jenks Center

Happening at the Jenks Center

The Jenks Center continues to remain closed to promote public safety resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. Check our website for updates. Staff are operating with minimal coverage to support older adults in Winchester. Please call 781-721-7136 if you need assistance.

Upcoming events

Livestream: WALKING WINCHESTER SERIES: Griffin Museum of Photography: 7 p.m. June 3. A walking tour and interview with Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator at Griffin Museum of Photography. Find out what’s been happening at the museum! Tune to WinCam Verizon Channel 36 or Comcast Channel 8. Available on our website after the livestream date. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.

Virtual: EIGHT HAPPINESS-BOOSTING STRATEGIES: 10 a.m. June 8. Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Have your ever wondered how some people can be happy even when things aren’t going their way? Explore the science behind what makes people happy. Learn eight simple happiness boosting strategies you can apply in your life. Register on the Jenks website for the Zoom link.

Jenks Center: BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: 10 a.m.-noon June 9. The Jenks nurse will offer blood pressure checks. An appointment time is necessary. To comply with state COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, masks are required, and 10 feet social distancing must be maintained if waiting. Disinfecting between patrons and disposable arm sleeves for blood pressures will be provided to ensure everyone’s safety. Call the Jenks Center at 781-721-7136 to register for a time slot.

Virtual: LIBRARY ONLINE: Overdrive/Libby: 1 p.m. June 10. Learn how to find and read ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines with Overdrive and its app, Libby. Overdrive offers a great selection that you can enjoy on a computer or mobile device. Register on the Jenks website for the Zoom link.

Jenks Center: WELCOME BACK TO THE PODIATRY CLINIC: 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mondays, June 21 and July 19. The Jenks is thrilled to again host podiatry services monthly with Dr. Ayleen Gregorian. Dr. Gregorian is a board-certified podiatrist and brings all her own equipment. She charges $35, made payable to her (check or cash, please). Appointments are necessary; she cannot accept add-ons or walk-ins. Please call to reserve your appointment.

Exercise classes

This month we continue to offer weekly exercise classes. Register for your class session, pay for the month and receive the link that will be used for every class in the session. There are no drop-ins. When registering, please type in your email address correctly or you will not receive the confirmation email and link. Check for accuracy! Please call the Jenks with any questions at 781-721-7136.

Virtual: MUSCLE CLASS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting June 3. Join this class to focus on muscle conditioning, strength training, balance, and stretching, all while seated, standing, or on mats (optional). Enjoy upbeat music with exercises that are challenging yet safe, and easily modified for all fitness levels. Bring your weights and resistance bands. Instructor: Gail LaRocca. Registration required; 4 classes in this session. Cost: $20. Register on our website for the Zoom link.

Virtual: DANCE FEVER CLASS: 3 p.m. Fridays, starting June 4. Join this class for a low-impact aerobic workout timed to oldies but goodies and current day tunes. Instructor: Gail LaRocca. Registration required; 4 classes in this session. Cost: $20. Register on our website for the Zoom link.

Weekly happenings

Virtual: CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH: 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Experienced speakers engage in conversation discussing society, politics, culture, movies. All are welcome. Call the Jenks Center to learn more.

Virtual: POETRY: 1 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. Recommend, recite and share poems. Discuss poets and the many forms of this artistic and emotional literature. Register and obtain the Zoom link on our website.

Virtual: DROP-IN COFFEE HOUR: 10 a.m. Thursdays. Join our weekly Zoom Coffee Hour to see your friends, meet new people and enjoy some conversation. Bring your favorite beverage and drop in. Talk about what’s on your mind or ask some questions. Zoom link available on our website: http://jenkscenter.org. Hope to “see” you there!

Virtual: LORIN’S ROUNDTABLE OF CURRENT EVENTS: 11 a.m. Thursdays. Join Lorin’s discussion on our news today: worldwide pandemic, struggles over civil rights, presidential election, and more. Lorin Maloney will facilitate a dialogue on a new topic each week. Learn some history, hear some facts and share your thoughts. Additional ideas welcome! Registration required at our website to get the Zoom link.

Virtual: CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN: 2 p.m. Thursdays. Whether fluent or beginning, join conversational German to practice speaking, expand your vocabulary and have fun. All are welcome. Leader: Peter Rosenberger. Register on our website to get the Zoom link.

Virtual: WILSON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FORUM: 10:45-11:45 a.m. second and fourth Fridays. Join this enthusiastic discussion about science and technology topics ranging from climate change, to solar power, and cyber security. Our meetings include spontaneous topics as well as planned presentations offered by participants in advance. Call the Jenks Center if interested in learning more.

Virtual: ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP: Since you cannot “drop in” at the Jenks Center for help with your tech devices during this pandemic, our tech help team has designed a new way to serve you remotely. Send an email to techhelp@jenkscenter.org, explain what device you have (computer, tablet, phone, Apple, PC, Android), identify the problem and provide your phone number. A team member will contact you to discuss how they can help. If you cannot send an email, call the Jenks Center 781-721-7136, ask for the Tech Group, and leave your name and phone number.

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