Saltmarsh Senior Center

81 Washington St. Ext.

Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-4490


Hours of Operation:


Monday: 8AM - 3:45PM

Tuesday: 7:45AM - 3:30PM

Wednesday: 8AM - 3:45PM

Thursday: 7:45AM - 4:30PM

Friday: 8AM - 3:45PM


  CENTER CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4TH

ACTIVITY CALENDAR HERE

FREE LEGAL ADVICE

WITH ARTHUR BERGERON

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

2:00 - 3:00 PM


Call the Saltmarsh at

508-228-4490 to set up an appointment with elder law attorney, Arthur Bergeron. Appointments are 20 minutes via Zoom or telephone.

PLANING FOR MEDICARE

WEBINAR

FRIDAY, JULY 8

1:00 - 2:00 PM





Planning for Medicare is a presentation and discussion led by Bill Rowbottom , a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative.


It's geared towards individuals approaching Medicare eligibility. Topics covered include health insurance information outside of employer sponsored coverage, such as an explanation of Medicare, the Medicare enrollment timeline, Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans and programs available to early retirees, and COBRA.  


Click HERE to register and receive the zoom link


BRIDGE

MONDAY AND FRIDAY

1:00 PM


Claire Bosee will return Friday, July 8 to instruct for the summer.


Call 508-228-4490 to sign-up and call to check there is a full table before you arrive. 


PINEAPPLE PALETE DESIGNS

MONDAY, JULY 11

1:00 PM


We have 9 simple and stylish Nantucket themed paint by number kits from Pineapple Palette Designs available for free. Sign up and come down to the Saltmarsh and paint. Everything is included in the kit to paint and frame!


Click HERE to register


Click HERE for the website

SENIOR FITNESS EVALUATION

TUESDAY, JULY 12

1:00 - 2:00 PM


Compare yourself to the national norm by completing 6 timed exercises with fitness instructor, Joe Aguiar.


Click HERE to register

OLD SALT SAILS FOR 2022

Thursday, July 14th 4:30-7:30pm 

Tuesday, July 19th 4:30 - 7:30pm 

Thursday, July 28th 4:30 - 7:30pm

 Thursday, August 4th 4:30 - 7:30pm


Sails for Old Salts Join Nantucket Community Sailing aboard a range of keelboats this summer for a beautiful evening sail (4:30 - 7:30pm) in Nantucket's Harbor and out into Nantucket Sound! Crew members 55 years and older are welcome. Participants may take an active role in sailing the boat, or are welcome to sit back and relax. Participants may have varying physical abilities, but should be able to step on to the boat and over the life-line, with as much assistance as-needed, and down into the seat. They may need to move from seat to seat on the boat, but going out onto the deck of the boat is not necessary; they may remain in the cockpit for the length of the sail or as they feel most comfortable. Limit 6 people. Life jackets will be provided and sails will be wind and weather-dependent. Participants will need: Closed-toe shoes (old sneakers or non-marking boat shoes are best); layers, including a light jacket (it can be chilly in the evening out on the water); sunglasses/hat; sunblock (please avoid using spray sunblock as it will strip the boat's finish); a light snack; and a water bottle (or non-alcoholic beverage) if-wanted (no glass). We ask that guests limit registration to one sail per summer. Nantucket's Town Launch Service will be donating all launch service for the trip! Guests will meet NCS instructors at 4:30pm 4:30pm at the launch dock that sits just behind the Straight Wharf Restaurant, next to the Hyline Ferry Office. WAIVER NOTE: In 2022, waivers must be signed with Laura Stewart at the Saltmarsh Senior Center in the day(s) prior to the sail. NCS will seek confirmation day-of that all guests for the afternoon or evening sail have a completed waiver. Please join us! If interested, please contact Laura Stewart at the Saltmarsh Center (508) 228-4490. 

HEARING LIFE

MONDAY, JULY 18

11:30 - 3:30 PM


To make an appointment with Vilma Hadad from Hearing Life call 1-508-255-1285

COOKING WITH ALICE

Tuesday, July 19

2:00 PM



Join Alice at the Saltmarsh as she prepares

something delicious!


Stay tuned for recipe!


Samples after class!


Register HERE


DISEASE AND MEDICINE

TUESDAY, JULY 26

1:30 PM

at the Saltmarsh


Keith Lindgren. Dr. Keith Lindgren's 

Brief History of Disease and Medicine on Nantucket 

examines the health history of this famous island, looking at epidemics from the past, changing medical practices over time, health care aboard whaleships, and the challenges of tick-borne illnesses today.


Click HERE to register

SOCIAL SECURITY

JULY 27 

9 AM - 12 NOON


Appointments with a Social Security representative are available via Skype at the Saltmarsh Senior Center. They can answer questions about Medicare, retirement or disability benefits. Please bring all pertinent paperwork as we can email it to the representative.


Call 508-228-4490 to make an appointment


Click HERE for the website

HEARING W/ SHAWN

FRIDAY, JULY 29

9:00 - 11:00 AM


To make an appointment with Shawn Woodbrey from At Home Hearing Healthcare call the Saltmarsh at 508-228-4490.

WHY SENIORS GET MORE AFFECTED BY HEAT

Click HERE to find out and keep hydrated, especially while exercising.



CINDI VON KAMPEN'S DVD

MONDAYS AT 10:00 AM


Come on down for a little high impact aerobics!

FITNESS PROGRAMS 

 

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS W/ NANCY SWAIN

M-W-F 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Designed for those who wish to work at a mild pace, improve flexibility but don't want to go beyond their usual exertion level. Designed for those who can't get up and down from the floor. Participants must be able to be independent.

 

 

CINDY VON KAMPEN DVD

MONDAY 10:00 AM

Fast paced low impact program, designed for those who want to push beyond their usual level & increase exertion & resistance.

 

 

NON-IMPACT AEROBICS W/ HANNAH JUDY

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) is intentional dance that comprises 52 moves designed to exercise the joints, and promote flexibility, agility, and stability. NIA combines nine movement forms, three each from Healing Arts, Martial Arts & Dance Arts. All movements can be done at three levels: close to the body, medium range or as big & athletic as you want.

 

 

YOGA W/ BARBARA RIVES

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Barbara as she assists beginners and continuing students with yoga instruction. Please wear comfortable clothing.

 

 

TAI CHI W/ NANCY RAPPAPORT

THURSDAYS 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Everyone is welcome to learn about this ancient martial art which is a non-impact exercise providing health benefits with increased flexibility, balance and well-being.


YIN YOGA W/ BARBARA RIVES VIA ZOOM

FRIDAYS 10:00 AM

A slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time than in any other style of yoga. Call 508-228-4490 to receive the link.

FUN AND GAMES

 

 

CONTRACT BRIDGE

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS 1:00 PM

Intermediate bridge players welcome. You are responsible for personally signing up in the book, which is available at the front desk.

 

 

CRAFTING

MONDAYS 1:00 PM

Are you working on a craft at home? Bring it to the Saltmarsh and join other crafters Monday afternoons and meet new friends. It's a great way to get out and enjoy working on your project. 

 

MAH JONGG

WEDNESDAYS 1:15 PM

Play two ways: American & Chinese. Join several experienced and new players for this popular Chinese tile game.  


BINGO

WEDNESDAYS 1:30 PM

Games are played for cash prizes. $1.00 entrance fee and $.50/card. 


ACBL DUPLICATE BRIDGE

THURSDAYS 1:30 PM

Earn master points. Come with your partner and $5 payable to instructor. The parking lot opens at 1:15 PM. The game will begin when tables are seated.


MEXICAN TRAIN GAME

FRIDAYS 1:00 PM

Come, learn and enjoy a fun game played with Dominoes



NANTUCKET CENTER FOR ELDER AFFAIRS

(FRIENDS OF

NANTUCKET SENIORS)


Check out the website HERE


The City University of New York (CUNY) system is conducting research on what it is like to live on an island in New England. This research is a continuation of a previous study on the influence of nature on the lives of island residents. The current study is two parts. First, you will be asked to complete an electronic survey on what it is like to live on an island in New England. Second, if you would like to participate, you are being asked to take one to three photos that represent what it is like to live on an island in New England. You will be asked to email these photos, along with a description of what the picture(s) represents to a doctoral research assistant at jkkeenan@bu.edu. The research assistant will store these pictures in a secure file with no identifying information.

 

At the end of the survey, you will have the option to submit your email address to be entered into a lotto to win one of five $25 electronic Amazon gift cards. Please share the study link with any other potential participants who are over 18 years old and have lived on an island in New England for over one year. Thank you for your time and your consideration. 


Nicole Kras, Ph.D., HS-BCP

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator,

Human Services

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College,

 A City University of New York

50 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018


Our stunningly beautiful church is looking for

summer 'tower duty' volunteers

can you help ?

 

The shifts are only 2 hours long and so much fun ! We need 2 people for each shift, one to welcome our visitors as they enter the church and the other to welcome them into the tower which boasts the

BEST view of Nantucket !!

 

The tower will open on Thursday 16th June, 2022. We will open each Thursday and Friday throughout the summer and add another day if we can. The shift times are 10am-12noon and 12noon-2pm.


 

If you would like to try just 1 shift and see if you like it or if you would like a set shift every week, I would love to hear from you.

 

All inquiries are welcome.

Please call or e-mail Jackie Watterson

508-228-0950

office@nantucketfcc.org.


Elder Services of Cape Cod & Islands

Nantucket Office Assistant

Exciting opportunity to join our Elder Services team! We are looking for a part time assistant to help answer our phone calls, interact with consumers, and assist with our Meals on Wheels program. The position is 25 hours over 5 days a week. Mothers Hours 9 am to 2 pm @$21.44/hr. plus very generous vacation time and 6% retirement contribution.

 

Requirements: High school diploma; Excellent computer skills & experience with MS Office, word processing & data entry; Professional telephone manner; Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills with attention to detail. Ability to lift 30 lbs. to assist w/ Meals on Wheels Program. MA Drivers license & car required. Send resume/cover letter to Sheri Hunt 144 Orange Street Nantucket, MA 02554 email sheri.hunt@escci.org, or fax 508-325-9924.  

CONGRAGATE LUNCH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS


Elder Services of Nantucket is looking for volunteers to help with congregate lunch at the Saltmarsh Senior Center. 

Lunch will be served Monday – Friday, shifts are 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and entail setting tables, serving & clearing. 

If you have one or more days available it would be most appreciated by Elder Services and Nantucket seniors who haven’t been able to congregate over a nutritious meal with friends at the Saltmarsh for over 2 years.  

 

Please call Sheri Hunt at

508-228-4647

or email Sheri HERE


Dear Elder Services Volunteers,

 

In honor of their 55th year in business,

D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches is Delivering $10,000 To Five Lucky Organizations Through The New 55K Neighborhood Giveaway Program.

 

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands is excited to announce our partnership with D’Angelo restaurants, for a chance to win a $10,000 donation!!

 

We are asking all of our supporters to

HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

 

D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, New England's favorite neighborhood sandwich shop, launched their 55K Neighborhood Giveaway Program on June 6th!

 

5 organizations will win $10,000, and 5 lucky individual voters will each win $1,000 for entering!

 

Voting is now open and will run through July 24th.

If you wish to participate in support of Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Meals On Wheels Program

please visit www.55kgiveaway.com.

 

Participants can submit a maximum of one vote per day.

 

Thank you for your consideration, and all that you do on a daily basis to help us carry out our mission.

Does the SSA offer discounted fares to island residents? Yes - excursion fares are available for qualified full-year residents and their vehicles and motorcycles. We also offer discounted multiride cards and discounted rates to active military personnel, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, the legally blind and student groups. Eligibility requirements apply; for details, visit

our Ways to Save page.

How do I arrange for medical travel? First, try to make your reservation as soon as you know about your appointment. Don’t wait. Reservations can be booked online, over the phone or in person at any of our terminals. If space is sold out, please contact the Reservation Office ASAP – even if the appointment is weeks or months away.

See this flyer for more information.

We also provide discounted automobile excursion fares for island residents (and their caregivers) who need to travel on a repeated basis for special medical treatments or appointments. Visit

our accessibility page

for details.

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The Generation Safe program on Nantucket was created in 2016 by now retired Captain Liz Shannon. The program offers home safety visits to Nantucket senior citizens age 65 and older. The goal is to provide a comprehensive home safety assessment in order to help seniors remain safe in their homes. We have installed smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, replaced batteries, and provided non-slip mats under rugs. The program is partially funded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Senior Safe Grant and it focuses on the senior population most in need – those who live alone or who are financially unable to install important life safety equipment such as smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The program is run by Deputy Fire Chief Sean Mitchell and Barbara von der Groeben, a retired registered nurse and former American Red Cross volunteer since 2017. To learn more about the program please call Deputy Fire Chief Sean Mitchell at 508-228-2324 ext. 7 or email at

smitchell@fire.nantucket-ma.gov.


Concerned about Medicare costs?


Click HERE for information

Here are a few Activities Available in the e-Learner's Free Calendar This Week


Our e-Learner Calendar has been developed for the individual that is looking for an enhanced number of activities to choose from each week. All activities on the calendar are free, some require registration.  

Science has told us that the best way to stay healthy is to learn something new every day. If you are the type of person who is curious and likes to learn, an e-Learner, then this calendar is for you. Just follow the link below to sign up and join the club! 


Get the free calendar HERE


If you’re a senior aged 60 and older, these live virtual classes are designed just for you! Learn about Finance, Wellness, Fitness, Technology, and so much more.

Click HERE for the schedule.