QiGong for Healing -New Class, Mondays at 9:00am. QiGong for Healing QiGong is a Chinese form of gentle, effective exercise that includes quiet mediation and slow flowing motions that helps concentration, mood and memory.

Volunteer Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels One morning a week. 10:00am to 11:30am (Stipend for gas mileage available) Call Patty Hubbard, Nutrition Manager at the Auburn Senior Center, 4 Goddard Drive at 508-832-7799. Must be 21 or over. Muscle Building is now at 1:15pm on Mondays

Managing COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Wednesday, October 12th at 1:00pm COPD Presentation sponsored by Tanuck Park at Worcester will focus on preventing and dealing with COPD. Tips will include how to manage symptons of an exacerbation, when to call you physician, staying health, and safety tips for summer and winter weather. Please call 508-832-7799 to register.

Halloween Flower Arraigning Friday, October 14th at 11:00am Create a festive flower arrangement to decorate your home for the upcoming Halloween Holiday, Boo! Class includes all materials needed to make your special arrangement. $12 per person, payable at registration at the Senior Center, 4 Goddard Drive. For questions call 508-832-7799.

Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th to December 7th Don’t wait until it is too late. If you would like help understanding your upcoming changes and options, a trained SHINE Counselor is available to offer free and confidential counseling on all Medicare and related health insurance programs at the Auburn Senior Center, call 508-832-7799 to make an appointment. We are also hosting a presentation by SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone on Medicare) on Monday, October 17th at 10:00am. Please call 508-832-7799 to register.

A Tribute to Tom Jones and Engelbert by entertainer Johnny Vincent Monday, October 17th at 1:00pm Join us to listen to material ranging from the 40’s to today. Please call 508-832-7799 to register.

Festival of Lights Monday October 24th at 2:00pm Diwali, Festival of Lights, is an ancient festival celebrated in autumn every year. The event will have Indian snacks, jewelry display, cultural dance and songs. Please call 508-832-7799 to register.

Shifting Gears: RMV Driver Education Class Tuesday October 25th at 11:00am Michele Ellicks, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Registry of Motor Vehicles will discuss issues facing senior drivers. Owning a vehicle and holding a driver’s license are privileges that come with great responsibility. You will hear about rules of the road, requirements for a handicap ID card, Massachusetts ID card information, and alternative forms of transportation. Please call 508-832-7799 to register.

Monday Movies at 1:00pm
October 3rd – The Boss – After serving time in lockup for insider trading, corporate tycoon Michelle Darnell sets out to reshape her public image. But her hilarious attempts at forgiveness make it difficult to find redemption.
October 10th – No Movie – Senior Center closed for Columbus Day
October 24th – No movie on October 17th or 24th
October 31st – Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens Extending the Star Wars epic’s historical arc and set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, this full-throttle adventure features familiar faces and new characters, including planetary scavenger Rey and incomparable X-wing pilot Poe.
November 7th – Me Before You Planning to stay just six months, Lou Clark takes on the job of looking after rich but depressed Will Traynor, who’s been left a quadriplegic by an accident. Despite Will’s disillusionment, Lou is determined to show him that his life is worth living.
November 14th – Free State of Jones As the Civil War rages on, Mississippi farmer Newton Knight, his neighbors and a ragtag group of slaves band together and lead Jones County to secede from the Confederacy, establishing a mixed-race free state in the heart of the South.
November 28th – Alice Through the Looking Glass In this trippy sequel to the 2010 blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland,” young Alice returns from several years at sea and again passes through to the magical landscape, where she ends up journeying into the past to try to save the Mad Hatter.

Connecting Yourself to New Information: Ways to Improve Memory Monday, November 14th at 10:00am There are a variety of ways we can boost our memory. Recent studies show that connecting new information to ourselves can help with memory, even in those with memory impairment. This session will discuss this research as well as other tools that can help us.

Conversations About Dementia: Tips to Help with Family Conversations Tuesday, December 6th at 1:00pm The workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. Presented by Julie McMurray Regional Manager, Central Massachusetts Region, Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter