Hello Tolles Parsons Center Members!
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and one of only four that are 30 days long. (Do you know the other three?) The name April comes from Aprilis, derived from aperire, meaning "to open." It is the name the Romans gave the month, reportedly because it is the time of year when flowers begin to bud or open. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Eostre (their word for Easter).
While the building you enjoy so many activities and programs in remains closed; we the staff of the COA are working hard figure out ways for you to remain connected and receive services you may need.
Are you familiar with the NPR's documentary series that profiles the Legends and Legacy of Jazz? We think you will enjoy these programs hosted by singer, Nancy Wilson.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th at 10:30 AM - Pearl Pressman's Seated Strength and Balance class for active participants. Emails went out to all signed up participants, any questions please contact Amy at ext 5.
Virtual at Home Technology with Lois:
COA Volunteer, Lois Clayson is available for 1:1 technology assistance appointments from the comfort of your home and hers. She can facilitate a FaceTime or Zoom conference call appointment with you. She is available Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 11:00 until 2:00 p.m. for 20 minute appointments. Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t get connected, please call us at 781-235-3961 and press “0” to leave a message to book your appointment.
If you need a SHINE appointment, our two incredible volunteers have agreed to work remotely. They will speak with you over the phone and forward any documents that you might need. Please call us at 781-235-3961 and press “0” to leave a message to book your appointment. In addition to this service you can get help regarding Medicare and other social security questions. Members can go online to www.ssa.gov OR they can call Social Security at 844.587.1390. SSA will be working remotely. Patrons calls will be answered and their questions will either be handled in real time OR the SSA employee will schedule a telephone appointment at a specific time to work on callers' issues.
Any tax appointments that were scheduled through April 13th have been cancelled. The good news is that the federal tax deadline has been extended to July 15th! If you need assistance, please contact the AARP office for further information as we are unable to reschedule these appointments at this time. Should the MA tax deadline be extended and our office re-opens, we are amenable to hosting these appointments for the volunteer preparers in the future.
Cardio Sculpt Participants and Pilates Participants:
We are currently working with Lisa and Dan to provide you with classes online starting soon. You will receive an email from us with specific instructions. Please contact us if you have any questions.
LaBlast is continuing to offer a free livestream class every weekday at 12:30 p.m. Click here to join online
LaBlast is a dance fitness program based on all the dances you see on “Dancing with the Stars”. It’s partner free ballroom dance fitness to all kinds of music. It includes cardio and weight training using simple dance patterns. No experience necessary! It’s a workout in disguise.