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Music, dance and fitness at EPOCH

Exercise class for seniorsThis week at our EPOCH communities, we’ll host performances by karaoke group Lady Ann & DJ Ice, country and bluegrass band Bits and Pieces, and jazz pianist Diane Dexter. We’ll also welcome the therapeutic dance program Tap n’ Time and host an ongoing exercise class designed to increase seniors’ health and independence. All of our events are free unless otherwise stated. All are welcome to attend these events. Space is limited so please RSVP!

Lady Ann & DJ Ice, Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m.
EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton
184 Mansfield Ave. Norton, MA

Popular karaoke group Lady Ann & DJ performs old-time favorites and contemporary hits. Call 508-285-7745 to RSVP.

Mr. DJ’s Quiz Show and more at EPOCH

We’re looking forward to a lineup of great events this week that are sure to invigorate the brain. We’ll host a trivia-filled game show, a therapeutic dance program, a presentation on the Cuban Missile Crisis and JFK assassination by a former Secret Service agent, and a music discussion on jazz saxophonist Glen Gray and entertainer Al Jolson. We welcome you, your family and friends to join us for any or all of these free events.

Mr. DJ’s Quiz Show, June 4, 1:30 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton
190 Mansfield Ave. Norton, Mass.

Tad Travis, aka Mr. DJ, will put your trivia knowledge to the test during this entertaining game. With a podium, handheld clickers, visual and audio clues, and a light-up scoreboard, participants will feel like they’re on a real live game show! Whether a contestant or member of the “studio” audience, participants will enjoy teasing their brain and answering questions from categories including Name that Tune, U.S. History, Nursery Rhymes, the Price is Right and more. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 508-285-3355.

Celebrating local artists

Celebrating local artistsWe’re celebrating local artists this week. First, we’ll host an art opening for Pittsfield folk artist Jo-Anne Irwin, who paints real and imagined scenes of simpler times in the Berkshires. Then, we’ll host a reception for EPOCH of Norton’s own resident artist, Thomas Casso. Stop by to view Tom’s beautiful nature-themed paintings and talk to him about his inspirations.

We also look forward to a book club discussion of the thrilling novel, “The Art Forger,” as well as a discussion with Stonehill College professor Gary Hylander on the riveting presidential election of 1940. Everyone is welcome to join us for any of these free events – just be sure to RSVP! Keep reading to learn more.

EPOCH welcomes Audubon Society, Boston historian and Park Ranger

Audubon Society, Spring WildflowersJoin us this week for any or all of our free events – from a spring-themed presentation by the Mass Audubon Society, to a nutrition workshop, to an Easter egg hunt. Keep reading for details on these great events.

Audubon Society presents ‘Spring Wildflowers’ – April 15, 2:15 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place
855 Harwich Rd. Brewster, Mass.

Learn about the role and history of your favorite wildflowers, name origins, pollination and seed dispersal, and the latest scientific research on the ecology of these beautiful plants. Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP.

A week of poetry, music and health

We’re kicking off April with a variety of great events. Join us for educational presentations on managing your health, or for performances by jazz singer Krisanthi Pappas or Elvis impersonator Robert Black. If you enjoy writing or reading poetry, you won’t want to miss a visit from Massachusetts Senior Poet Laureate, Marian Shapiro. Keep reading to learn more about these upcoming events.

Presentation on UTI prevention – April 2, 2:30 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne
140 Melbourne Rd. Pittsfield, Mass.

Registered nurse Maura Rose, of Rosecare Patient Advocacy and Elder Services, will visit EPOCH to discuss urinary tract infection prevention. UTIs are a common infection amongst older adults, particularly women. Rose, who has more than 30 years of experience, will share tips on lowering your risk of infection. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992.