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Call the COA to register for all programs. Call to ask questions or arrange for transportation at 781-316-3400. All events are at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St., unless otherwise noted.

Events

Closing the SNAP gap: Help close the gap between those who qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and those enrolled. The Arlington COA was awarded a partnership with the Department of Transitional Assistance and can help facilitate the application process. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact the Council on Aging at 781-316-3400 and ask for a SNAP appointment. This program is for all ages not just seniors.

Arlington Bright Day Memory Cafe: First Monday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 Symmes Road. Co-sponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging and BrightView Arlington. The Memory Cafe offers a free, safe, supportive space for those living with cognitive impairments, their friends, family and caregivers. This is an inclusive, welcoming and interactive social group in an informal setting with activities and refreshments. RSVP to Chris Angell at the COA at 781-316-3400.

Ongoing events

Arlington Elder Abuse Task Force: The task force and COA ask seniors to stay informed with tips and resources about elder abuse and neglect, such as Greater Boston Legal Services’ Elder Justice news blog (http://elderjusticegbls.webpress.com) and Arlington police website (http://arlingtonma.gov/departments/police).

Tai Chi: 1-2 p.m. Mondays with Bill Barron. Call for information about next semester’s start date. Cost: $25. Register and pay by the first class. Register and pay by first class. Minimum: 10 participants.

Muscle Strengthening: 10:15-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Pre-register and pay by first class. Cost: $28. To find out when the next new semester starts, call the COA.

Drop-in Chair Yoga: 2-3 p.m. Thursdays, Mural Room. Drop-in cost is $3. For questions, call the COA.

“Living Out Loud” COA TV talk show for seniors on Arlington Community Media Inc.: Susan Carp, executive director of the COA hosts this show about issues of interest to the seniors. Weekly programming for ACMI television is posted in the Arlington Advocate, and the shows air approximately four times a week on ACMI public channels: Channel 8 on Comcast, Channel 3 on RCN and Channel 31 on Verizon.

Caregiver Support Group: 10:15-11 a.m. second Thursday of the month, Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St. The group meets with Lourie August. The group is for those who provide care for a senior. For information, call the COA.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group: noon to 1:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. For information, call the COA.

Low Vision Support Group: Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:15-2:30 p.m. in the Senior Center ground floor conference room. For information, call the COA.

Got Feet?: Monthly Podiatry Clinic at the COA on the first Monday of each month, unless a holiday. Cost: $25. Appointment required; call 781-316-3400.

Financial Planner: 9:30 and 11 a.m. second and fourth Fridays. Rick Fentin is available for a free appointment. To make an appointment, call the COA.

Elder Law Attorney: Noreen Murphy is available for a free appointment on the second Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment, call the COA.

SHINE Counselor: Senior Health Information Needs for Everyone. Free. To make an appointment, call the COA.

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