The Danvers Senior Center has achieved national senior center accreditation awarded by the National Institute of Senior Centers and we would be honored for you to join us in celebrating this accomplishment with Congressman John Tierney and other distinguished guests. We are hoping you can join us on Thursday, May 30th between 4:00pm-6:00pm as we acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers for achieving this distinction.
The celebration will include a gathering of over 100-150 community members, participants and elected officials. A brief welcome and introduction will be offered to our guests after which we will enjoy refreshments and entertainment.
Completing the accreditation process showed our board, staff, members and community leaders that our senior center met the highest national standards. As a new generation looks to redefine retirement, Danvers Senior Center is prepared to reflect a more empowered vision of aging. Please join us as we celebrate our dedication to the older adults in our community.
I hope you will be able to join us for this important celebration. Please r.s.v.p. by Friday, May 24, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
The Annual Town Election is Tuesday, May 7th. Don’t forget to vote! The Danvers Senior Center is a voting location for Precincts 7 and 8. Therefore, the Senior Center will be closed for all activities and lunch that day to ensure plenty of parking for all voters! Scheduled medical transportation will still be available on May 7th.
There will be a Debate with candidates for Selectman on Thursday, May 2nd from 10-11:30 AM at the Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone Street. Patricia Fraizer will be the Moderator. Our panel will include Dave Olson, Community Editor, Salem News; Jeffrey Pope, Community Editor, Danvers Herald. As we go to press we are awaiting confirmation of our third panelist. This is the first time in many years that we have an incumbent that is being challenged. Come to the senior center to hear first hand each of the candidate’s views and positions and how they will impact our community. Incumbents Keith Lucy and Dan Bennett seeking reelection with candidate David Mills challenging for one of the two available seats.
The Friends of the Danvers Council on Aging will hold its Annual meeting on Wednesday, May 8th from 1-2 at the Senior Center. The meeting is open to current members of the Friends of the Danvers Council on Aging. The Lifetime Enrichment Award Scholarships will be presented at this meeting. Refreshments will be served following the business meeting.
Evening Dining Program
This month’s dinner program will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 5pm-7pm. Menu: Henry’s meatloaf with gravy, whipped potato, broccoli delight, carrot cake slices, rolls, & coffee. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 29th. Tickets: $7 per person. Senior Picnic—The Family Festival Senior Picnic will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at the Danvers Senior Center from 11 AM – 2 PM. Danvers residents age 60 and older are invited to enjoy a wonderful luncheon of – marinated steak tips with mushrooms and tomato served on a skewer, homemade rice pilaf, southwestern summer squash, watermelon and ice cream sandwiches. Tickets are $6.00 each and will be available beginning Monday, May 20th at 10 AM. There will be open seating (both indoors and out) for this event. Entertainment to be announced. The Kiwanis Club of Danvers will assist with cooking and serving as always! This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early.
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There is no charge for this event but if you plan on attending please sign up at the front desk so that we can plan appropriate space. 5/1/13 Are you sleepless, snoring, and need restoring? Please join occupational therapy assistant students from North Shore Community College,Danielle, Rachel, and Bryna in a wonderful sleep and rest activity. Sleep is essential for well-being but for most it is becoming a challenge to obtain a restorative night's sleep. Restful and adequate sleep provides the foundation for optimal occupational performance, participation, and engagement in our daily lives. We will be delighted to provide everyone with new knowledge, helpful hints and a fun, relaxing time! We will be serving plenty of coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods.