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Monday, February 2, 2015

Connected Living Discussion Groups at EPOCH (Feb. 2, 9, 17, 23)

Monday, February 2, 20151:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host multimedia discussion groups with Connected Living on Mondays in February at 1:30 p.m. Topics include:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Free Tai Chi classes at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 3, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host free Tai Chi classes for seniors on Tuesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by Eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has more than 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All local seniors are welcome to attend and learn the ancient Chinese system for meditative exercise. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Blood pressure clinic at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 3, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will offer free blood pressure clinics on Tuesdays in February from 10 to 11 a.m. A nurse from Gentiva will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road. 

Entertainment with Lady Ann & DJ Ice at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton (Feb. 3)

Tuesday, February 3, 20151:30 pm

Popular karaoke group Lady Ann & DJ Ice will perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The group performs old-time favorites as well as contemporary, popular hits and encourages audience participation. This performance is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 508-285-7745. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton is located at 184 Mansfield Ave.

Lady Ann & DJ Ice to perform at EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton (Feb. 3)

Tuesday, February 3, 20153:15 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton will welcome Lady Ann & DJ Ice for a performance on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 3:15 p.m. The popular karaoke group performs old-time favorites as well as contemporary, popular hits and encourages audience participation. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-285-3355. EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton is located at 190 Mansfield Ave. 

David Polansky to perform at Boylston Place (Feb. 3)

Tuesday, February 3, 20153:30 pm

EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place will welcome David Polansky for a performance on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity. His music has been highlighted by NPR’s Morning Edition, and his instrumental and choral pieces have been performed by the Springfield Symphony, the Zamire Chorale, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and others. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place is located at 615 Heath St.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Chair aerobics at EPOCH on the East Side (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25)

Wednesday, February 4, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will offer chair aerobics classes for seniors on Wednesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by EPOCH’s fitness director, Judy Thompson. Thompson has been leading fitness classes, including yoga and Zumba, for more than 35 years. Her chair aerobics class is perfect for seniors looking to become more active in the New Year in a fun, laidback environment. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave.

Watercolor class with Pat Hogan at EPOCH (Feb. 4, 18)

Wednesday, February 4, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host watercolor classes with artist Pat Hogan from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18. An experienced teacher, Hogan offers painting and drawing instruction for artists of all ability levels. She also works at Community Access to the Arts in Great Barrington, where she teaches art to individuals with disabilities. Hogan’s watercolor paintings are frequently inspired by her love and respect for nature, especially the Berkshires, the mountains and sea coast of Maine, and the vanishing islands of the Chesapeake Bay. Her paintings are in private collections in England, Sweden and through the United States. This class is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Mark Olson to perform at EPOCH of Harwich (Feb. 4)

Wednesday, February 4, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich will welcome Mark Olson for a performance on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Olson performs well-known oldies and hits from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and encourages audiences to sing along. Last time Olson performed at EPOCH, he played Spanish guitar to rave reviews. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Michael Walker at 508-430-6208. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich is located at 111 Headwaters Dr.

Friday, February 6, 2015

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop at EPOCH (Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13)

Friday, February 6, 20159:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host the award-winning workshop “A Matter of Balance” beginning with an informational meeting on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Workshop sessions will begin Friday, Jan. 23 and will be held every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through March 13. “A Matter of Balance” addresses concerns about falls for older adults. Attendees learn fall-prevention strategies and exercises to improve balance. Workbooks and refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Dr. Kane to discuss Paul Whiteman & Stan Kenton at EPOCH on the East Side (Feb. 6)

Friday, February 6, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will welcome Dr. Steven Kane for a music discussion of Paul Whiteman and Stan Kenton on Friday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. Known as the “King of Jazz,” Whiteman is best known for blending symphonic music and jazz, a technique later adopted by many modern jazz musicians. Kenton was a pianist, composer and arranger who led an innovative and influential American jazz orchestra. Dr. Kane is a psychotherapist and part-time professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. He is a popular lecturer in the community and speaks frequently at EPOCH. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave. 

Tom Bruhl to perform at EPOCH of Chestnut Hill (Feb. 6)

Friday, February 6, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill will welcome Tom Bruhl for a performance on Friday, Feb. 6 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. A master of guitar, voice, saxophone and flute, Bruhl is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has performed with Paula Cole and The Platters. This show is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you’d like to attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 617-243-9990. EPOCH of Chestnut Hill is located at 615 Heath St.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tai chi classes at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 7, 21, 28)

Saturday, February 7, 201511:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host free tai chi classes for seniors at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 21 and 28. These classes will be led by instructor Doreen Black. She caters her classes to students’ ability levels and offers modifications. Black also teaches at Eastern Light Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Stockbridge. These classes are free and open to local seniors but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dave Burbank Orchestra to perform at Brewster (Feb. 8)

Sunday, February 8, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will host Dave Burbank Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The concert is the third in the community’s 12th annual Winter Concert Series. Dave Burbank Orchestra is a full orchestra that entertains with big band favorites. The concert will be held in EPOCH’s Navigator Room. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

While the concerts are free and open to the public, donations for A Baby Center (such as diapers, wipes, knitted items and clothing) are appreciated and will be collected at all of the winter concerts. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-896-3252. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Connected Living Discussion Groups at EPOCH (Feb. 2, 9, 17, 23)

Monday, February 9, 20151:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host multimedia discussion groups with Connected Living on Mondays in February at 1:30 p.m. Topics include:

Matthew Bird to discuss Norman Bel Geddes at EPOCH on the East Side (Feb. 9)

Monday, February 9, 20152:00 pm

On Monday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will welcome Matthew Bird for a discussion of Norman Bel Geddes, a theatrical and industrial designer who focused on aerodynamics in the 1930s. Bird belongs to the industrial design faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and frequently lectures at schools, universities and other venues. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Blood pressure clinic at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 10, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will offer free blood pressure clinics on Tuesdays in February from 10 to 11 a.m. A nurse from Gentiva will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road. 

Free Tai Chi classes at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 10, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host free Tai Chi classes for seniors on Tuesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by Eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has more than 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All local seniors are welcome to attend and learn the ancient Chinese system for meditative exercise. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Memory Café at EPOCH (Feb. 10)

Tuesday, February 10, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne and Home Instead Senior Care will host The Pittsfield Memory Café for people with early stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. The café provides a safe, supportive environment to share experiences with others traveling the same journey while remaining socially engaged. The Pittsfield Memory Café is free and open the second Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road. 

Art Matters to discuss Italian Renaissance at Boylston Place (Feb. 10)

Tuesday, February 10, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place will welcome Art Matters for a presentation on the Italian Renaissance on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. After almost 1,000 years of “dark ages,” the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo led a “rebirth” of learning, art and humanity. They helped cast new light on culture and rekindled a love of learning, encouraging science, new technology and a growing humanity. Art Matters owner Jane Blaire will offer a look at their lives, work and the Italian Renaissance they led. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 617-244-6400. EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place is located at 615 Heath St. 

Art opening with Jim Scott at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 10)

Tuesday, February 10, 20156:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host an art opening and reception with photographer Jim Scott on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Scott specializes in high dynamic range photography, which blends three or more photographs using special software to create a vibrant, stunning effect. He frequently photographs nature including scenes of the Berkshires. He’s an active member of the Berkshire Museum Camera Club and has won several competitions for his work. The public is welcome to attend this free art opening, meet the artist and view his photographs. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 413-499-1992. In addition to featuring Scott’s work at the reception, EPOCH will display it in their gallery throughout February. The public is welcome to view the artist’s work free of charge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chair aerobics at EPOCH on the East Side (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25)

Wednesday, February 11, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will offer chair aerobics classes for seniors on Wednesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by EPOCH’s fitness director, Judy Thompson. Thompson has been leading fitness classes, including yoga and Zumba, for more than 35 years. Her chair aerobics class is perfect for seniors looking to become more active in the New Year in a fun, laidback environment. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave.

EPOCH Respiratory Therapist to speak at Orleans COA (Feb. 11)

Wednesday, February 11, 20152:00 pm

Terry Brady, Respiratory Therapist at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich and EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster, will be the guest speaker at the Orleans Council on Aging conference on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Brady will discuss chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, warning signs and treatment methods. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-430-1717. EPOCH is located at 111 Headwaters Dr. 

The O’Demellos performs at EPOCH of Harwich (Feb. 11)

Wednesday, February 11, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich will welcome the O’Demellos for a performance on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. They perform classic Irish songs and folk tunes with a twist. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call Michael Walker at 508-430-6208. EPOCH is located at 111 Headwaters Dr.

Drumming Circle with Tony Fonseca at EPOCH of Chestnut Hill (Feb. 11)

Wednesday, February 11, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill will host a drumming circle with Tony Fonseca on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fonseca has been studying, playing and teaching drumming for more than 40 years. His drumming influences include West African, Cape Verdean and Afro-Cuban rhythms. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you’d like to attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 617-243-9990. EPOCH of Chestnut Hill is located at 615 Heath St.

Support group for dementia caregivers at EPOCH (Feb. 11)

Wednesday, February 11, 20156:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host its monthly support group for dementia caregivers on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Attendees share common concerns with trained professionals and their fellow caregivers. Facilitated by Alzheimer’s and dementia specialist Doreen Putnam, the support group aims to alleviate stress and offer techniques to make caregiving a little easier. Light refreshments will be served. The support group discussion is free but space is limited. To RSVP or learn more, please contact Doreen Demers or Gina D’Amore Brown at 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Screening of ‘The Genius of Marian’ at Beacon Cinema

Wednesday, February 11, 20156:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne and Elder Services of Berkshire County will sponsor a free screening of the award-winning PBS documentary “The Genius of Marian” at Beacon Cinema, 57 Norton St., on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. A panel discussion with psychiatrist Leslie Fishbein, MD, and Karen Gold, RN, family caregiver and member of the Berkshire Alzheimer’s Partnership, will follow the film.

“The Genius of Marian” follows Pam White, daughter of renowned painter Marian Williams Steel, and her family as they learn how to cope with the changes Alzheimer’s brings to their lives. The documentary provides greater insight into a disease that currently affects more than 5 million Americans and offers ways to support individuals with memory impairment.

Visit geniusofmarian.com to view the trailer and learn more about the documentary. The public is welcome to attend the screening, discuss the film and Alzheimer’s with experts, and share their stories. Seating is limited. To learn more about the free screening, call 413-499-1992. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lunch and Learn: ‘Living a Heart Healthy Life’ at EPOCH of Weston (Feb. 12)

Hosted at Epoch of Weston
Thursday, February 12, 201512:00 pm

In honor of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day, EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston will host the lunch and learn “Living a Heart Healthy Life” on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. EPOCH’s life enrichment director Andrea Sbordone will discuss smart food choices, low-impact exercises and other strategies to strengthen your heart. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 781-891-6100. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston is located at 75 Norumbega Road.

Liz Saunders to perform at EPOCH of Harwich (Feb. 12)

Thursday, February 12, 20153:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich will welcome Liz Saunders for a performance on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Saunders mixes big band, jazz, pop, country, Broadway, gospel, and rock and roll in an energetic, interactive program. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Michael Walker at 508-430-6208. EPOCH is located at 111 Headwaters Dr.

Friday, February 13, 2015

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop at EPOCH (Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13)

Friday, February 13, 20159:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host the award-winning workshop “A Matter of Balance” beginning with an informational meeting on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Workshop sessions will begin Friday, Jan. 23 and will be held every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through March 13. “A Matter of Balance” addresses concerns about falls for older adults. Attendees learn fall-prevention strategies and exercises to improve balance. Workbooks and refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Bill Burke to perform at EPOCH of Chestnut Hill (Feb. 13)

Friday, February 13, 201510:30 am

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill will welcome Bill Burke for a performance on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burke is a singer and comedian who performs comedy and cabaret shows throughout Massachusetts. He was an original cast member of the musical comedy hit “Mass Hysteria” and has performed with the comedy troop, “Hot Spot Cabaret.” This show is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you’d like to attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 617-243-9990. EPOCH of Chestnut Hill is located at 615 Heath St.

Pre-Valentine’s Day party at EPOCH of Weston (Feb. 13)

Hosted at Epoch of Weston
Friday, February 13, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston will host a pre-Valentine’s Day party on Friday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Enjoy Valentine’s Day themed-activities, music and refreshments including red velvet floats. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 781-891-6100. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston is located at 75 Norumbega Road.

Pub hour with Connie Giso at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 13)

Friday, February 13, 20154:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will welcome Connie Giso for a pub hour performance on Friday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. Giso is an energetic  performer and encourages audience participation. She frequently performs at EPOCH and other venues throughout Rhode Island. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pianist Lisa Caliri to perform Romantic Classics at Boylston Place (Feb. 14)

Saturday, February 14, 20153:30 pm

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place will welcome pianist Lisa Caliri for a performance on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m.  Caliri will perform a romantic repertoire featuring the music of Chopin, Barber, Gershwin, Fuchs and Ben-Haim. Caliri has performed as a piano soloist with the Dvorak Orchestra, Salem Philharmonic, Brookline Symphonic Orchestra and others. She has also performed as a chamber musician with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic and Harvard Group for New Music. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place is located at 615 Heath St.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Free Tai Chi classes at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 17, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host free Tai Chi classes for seniors on Tuesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by Eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has more than 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All local seniors are welcome to attend and learn the ancient Chinese system for meditative exercise. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Blood pressure clinic at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 17, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will offer free blood pressure clinics on Tuesdays in February from 10 to 11 a.m. A nurse from Gentiva will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road. 

Connected Living Discussion Groups at EPOCH (Feb. 2, 9, 17, 23)

Tuesday, February 17, 20151:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host multimedia discussion groups with Connected Living on Mondays in February at 1:30 p.m. Topics include:

Mike Higgins to perform at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 17)

Tuesday, February 17, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will welcome musician Mike Higgins for a performance on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Higgins sings with a strong, expressive voice and frequently performs piedmont blues. He is a native of Taunton, Mass. and has been teaching guitar for more than 35 years. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

EPOCH of Weston to host Mardi Gras celebration (Feb. 17)

Hosted at Epoch of Weston
Tuesday, February 17, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston will host a Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with festive activities, music, decorations, masks and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 781-891-6100. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston is located at 75 Norumbega Road.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Chair aerobics at EPOCH on the East Side (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25)

Wednesday, February 18, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will offer chair aerobics classes for seniors on Wednesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by EPOCH’s fitness director, Judy Thompson. Thompson has been leading fitness classes, including yoga and Zumba, for more than 35 years. Her chair aerobics class is perfect for seniors looking to become more active in the New Year in a fun, laidback environment. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave.

Watercolor class with Pat Hogan at EPOCH (Feb. 4, 18)

Wednesday, February 18, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host watercolor classes with artist Pat Hogan from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18. An experienced teacher, Hogan offers painting and drawing instruction for artists of all ability levels. She also works at Community Access to the Arts in Great Barrington, where she teaches art to individuals with disabilities. Hogan’s watercolor paintings are frequently inspired by her love and respect for nature, especially the Berkshires, the mountains and sea coast of Maine, and the vanishing islands of the Chesapeake Bay. Her paintings are in private collections in England, Sweden and through the United States. This class is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Ken Badger to perform at EPOCH of Harwich (Feb. 18)

Wednesday, February 18, 20152:30 pm

Ken Badger will perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Badger performs show tunes, big band hits and classic oldies with his own unique, energetic style. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Michael Walker at 508-430-6208. EPOCH is located at 111 Headwaters Dr. 

Bill Burke to perform at EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton (Feb. 18)

Wednesday, February 18, 20153:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton will welcome Bill Burke for a performance on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. Burke is a singer and comedian who performs comedy and cabaret shows throughout Massachusetts. He was an original cast member of the musical comedy hit “Mass Hysteria” and has performed with the comedy troop, “Hot Spot Cabaret.” He has been singing and acting in the Boston area and on Cape Cod for more than 18 years. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-285-3355. EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton is located at 190 Mansfield Ave. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year celebration at EPOCH of Weston (Feb. 19)

Hosted at Epoch of Weston
Thursday, February 19, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston will host a celebration in honor of the Chinese New Year on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Celebrate the year of the sheep and the loyal, kind traits it represents. Enjoy celebratory activities, music, decorations and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 781-891-6100. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston is located at 75 Norumbega Road.

Friday, February 20, 2015

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop at EPOCH (Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13)

Friday, February 20, 20159:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host the award-winning workshop “A Matter of Balance” beginning with an informational meeting on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Workshop sessions will begin Friday, Jan. 23 and will be held every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through March 13. “A Matter of Balance” addresses concerns about falls for older adults. Attendees learn fall-prevention strategies and exercises to improve balance. Workbooks and refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Jack Craig to perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton (Feb. 20)

Friday, February 20, 20151:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton will welcome Jack Craig for a performance on Friday, Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Craig is a popular pianist and singer who performs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 508-285-7745. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton is located at 184 Mansfield Ave.

Tom Leidenfrost to perform for community craft project at EPOCH of Weston (Feb. 20)

Hosted at Epoch of Weston
Friday, February 20, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston will host a campus-wide craft project on Friday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Residents, staff and guests will work together to create a pre-spring-themed paper quilt. Show off your artistic flair and create a 12-inch block to contribute. The completed quilt will be displayed in the community’s building. Accordion player Tom Leidenfrost will provide live entertainment. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 781-891-6100. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston is located at 75 Norumbega Road.

Ben Sears & Brad Conner to perform at EPOCH of Chestnut Hill (Feb. 20)

Friday, February 20, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill will welcome Ben Sears and Brad Conner for a performance on Friday, Feb. 20 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Skilled performers with more than 20 years’ experience, the duo is known for their unique blend of history and cabaret. Sears and Connor are the producing directors of American Classics and founding members of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists. This show is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you’d like to attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 617-243-9990. EPOCH of Chestnut Hill is located at 615 Heath St.

Dueling Pianists Bergeron and Stone perform at EPOCH (Feb. 20)

Friday, February 20, 20153:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will welcome dueling pianists Adam Bergeron and Ethan Stone for a performance on Friday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Bergeron and Stone have been dueling since childhood, having grown up in neighboring towns and studying with the same piano teachers. While Bergeron studied classical piano at the University of Massachusetts, Stone pursued jazz and contemporary piano at Berklee College of Music. Now, these two talented pianists will face off against one another, bringing you an exciting mix of musical genres. This performance is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tai chi classes at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 7, 21, 28)

Saturday, February 21, 201511:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host free tai chi classes for seniors at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 21 and 28. These classes will be led by instructor Doreen Black. She caters her classes to students’ ability levels and offers modifications. Black also teaches at Eastern Light Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Stockbridge. These classes are free and open to local seniors but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Four Guys in Tuxes to perform at Brewster (Feb. 22)

Sunday, February 22, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will host Four Guys in Tuxes on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The concert is the fourth in the community’s 12th annual Winter Concert Series. Local favorites, the sharp quartet enjoys entertaining audiences with big band sounds and a fun and energetic stage presence. The concert will be held in EPOCH’s Navigator Room. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

While the concerts are free and open to the public, donations for A Baby Center (such as diapers, wipes, knitted items and clothing) are appreciated and will be collected at all of the winter concerts. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-896-3252. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Connected Living Discussion Groups at EPOCH (Feb. 2, 9, 17, 23)

Monday, February 23, 20151:30 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host multimedia discussion groups with Connected Living on Mondays in February at 1:30 p.m. Topics include:

EPOCH book club to discuss Nella Larsen’s ‘Passing’ (Feb. 23)

Monday, February 23, 20152:00 pm

In honorof Black History Month,the book club at EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will discuss Nella Larsen’s critically acclaimed 1929 novel “Passing” on Monday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Larsen’s novel tells the story of two interracial friends who follow different paths of racial identification and marriage. The book club discussion is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave.

Larry Pearlman Duo to perform at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 23)

Monday, February 23, 20153:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will welcome the Larry Pearlman Duo for a performance on Monday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. Pearlman performs Dixieland jazz on piano accompanied by the standup bass. Pub hour will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Free Tai Chi classes at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 24, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host free Tai Chi classes for seniors on Tuesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by Eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has more than 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All local seniors are welcome to attend and learn the ancient Chinese system for meditative exercise. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Blood pressure clinic at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24)

Tuesday, February 24, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will offer free blood pressure clinics on Tuesdays in February from 10 to 11 a.m. A nurse from Gentiva will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road. 

Tom Madden to perform at Boylston Place (Feb. 24)

Tuesday, February 24, 20153:30 pm

EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place will welcome Tom Madden for a performance on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Madden will perform on keyboard and guitar with self-created backing tracks, creating a full band sound. He has been performing for more than 30 years, entertaining audiences with pristine vocals, keyboard, guitar and trombone in a wide range of genres. He owns Madden Music Studio in Westwood where he produces commercial albums, records bands and solo acts, arranges and orchestrates music, and more. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place is located at 615 Heath St.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Free blood pressure clinic at Dennis COA (Feb. 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 20159:30 am

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster will host its monthly blood pressure clinic at the Dennis Council on Aging on Wednesday, February 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EPOCH nursing staff will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. EPOCH hosts these free clinics every fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-896-7046. The Dennis Council on Aging and Senior Center is located at 1045 Route 134, South Dennis. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster is located at 873 Harwich Road.

Chair aerobics at EPOCH on the East Side (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 201510:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will offer chair aerobics classes for seniors on Wednesdays in February at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by EPOCH’s fitness director, Judy Thompson. Thompson has been leading fitness classes, including yoga and Zumba, for more than 35 years. Her chair aerobics class is perfect for seniors looking to become more active in the New Year in a fun, laidback environment. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave.

Ethan Stone to perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton (Feb. 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 20151:20 pm

Pianist Ethan Stone will perform EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 1:20 p.m. Stone entertains audiences with popular jazz songs from the 1920s through the 1950s. He has toured throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 508-285-7745. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton is located at 184 Mansfield Ave.

Gentle exercise class for seniors at EPOCH (Feb. 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 20152:00 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster will host its gentle exercise class for seniors on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Personal trainer MaryAnn Demello will teach correct stretching techniques and exercises that increase flexibility and soothe stiff joints. This class is perfect for older adults interested in learning low-impact exercise in a fun, laid-back environment. These classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP by calling 508-896-7046. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster is located at 873 Harwich Road. 

RI Historical Society to present at EPOCH (Feb. 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 20152:00 pm

On Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will welcome the Rhode Island Historical Society for a discussion of prominent Rhode Island women of the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is the fourth oldest state historical society in the United States. It holds the largest historical collection relating to Rhode Island and offers a variety of educational programs. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side is located at One Butler Ave. 

Julie Charland to perform at EPOCH of Harwich (Feb. 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 20152:30 pm

Julie Charland will perform at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Charland is a folk guitarist who performs her own renditions of classic and popular songs. She is often accompanied by the standup bass. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Michael Walker at 508-430-6208. EPOCH is located at 111 Headwaters Dr.

Ethan Stone to perform at EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton (Feb. 25)

Wednesday, February 25, 20153:00 pm

EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton will welcome Ethan Stone for a performance on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. Stone entertains audiences with popular jazz songs from the 1920s through the 1950s. He has toured throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 508-285-3355. EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton is located at 190 Mansfield Ave. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

COA breakfast and health discussion at EPOCH of Harwich (Feb. 27)

Friday, February 27, 20158:00 am

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Harwich will host a breakfast and health discussion with the Council on Aging on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. Betsy Lose, Rehab Director at EPOCH, will discuss fall prevention strategies for seniors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-430-1717. EPOCH is located at 111 Headwaters Dr. 

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop at EPOCH (Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13)

Friday, February 27, 20159:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host the award-winning workshop “A Matter of Balance” beginning with an informational meeting on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Workshop sessions will begin Friday, Jan. 23 and will be held every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through March 13. “A Matter of Balance” addresses concerns about falls for older adults. Attendees learn fall-prevention strategies and exercises to improve balance. Workbooks and refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Tom Madden to perform at EPOCH of Chestnut Hill (Feb. 27)

Friday, February 27, 20152:30 pm

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Chestnut Hill will welcome Tom Madden for a performance on Friday, Feb. 27 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Madden has been performing for more than 30 years, entertaining audiences with pristine vocals, keyboard, guitar and trombone in a wide range of genres. He owns Madden Music Studio in Westwood where he produces commercial albums, records bands and solo acts, arranges and orchestrates music, and more.  This show is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you’d like to attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 617-243-9990. EPOCH of Chestnut Hill is located at 615 Heath St.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tai chi classes at EPOCH at Melbourne (Feb. 7, 21, 28)

Saturday, February 28, 201511:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host free tai chi classes for seniors at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 21 and 28. These classes will be led by instructor Doreen Black. She caters her classes to students’ ability levels and offers modifications. Black also teaches at Eastern Light Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Stockbridge. These classes are free and open to local seniors but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Dan Kimmel to discuss ‘The Apartment’ at Boylston Place (Feb. 28)

Saturday, February 28, 20151:30 pm

On Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m., EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place will welcome film critic Dan Kimmel for a discussion of Billy Wilder’s 1960 comedy hit “The Apartment” starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Kimmel is former president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and former co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. He is also a Boston correspondent for Variety and teaches film at Suffolk University. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 617-244-6400. EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place is located at 615 Heath St.

Friday, March 6, 2015

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop at EPOCH (Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13)

Friday, March 6, 20159:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host the award-winning workshop “A Matter of Balance” beginning with an informational meeting on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Workshop sessions will begin Friday, Jan. 23 and will be held every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through March 13. “A Matter of Balance” addresses concerns about falls for older adults. Attendees learn fall-prevention strategies and exercises to improve balance. Workbooks and refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

Friday, March 13, 2015

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop at EPOCH (Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13)

Friday, March 13, 20159:00 am

EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host the award-winning workshop “A Matter of Balance” beginning with an informational meeting on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. Workshop sessions will begin Friday, Jan. 23 and will be held every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. through March 13. “A Matter of Balance” addresses concerns about falls for older adults. Attendees learn fall-prevention strategies and exercises to improve balance. Workbooks and refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

 
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