Take place at the Jenks Center
The Jenks Center continues to remain closed to promote public safety resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. Check our website for updates. Staff operate with minimal coverage to support the elderly in Winchester. Please call 781-721-7136 if you require assistance.
Events to come
Virtual: SIMPLY DELICIOUS: 7 p.m. May 3. Pakistani cook Afshan Kirmani presents “Simply Delicious: A Fusion of South Asian and East Meets West Creations”. Afshan will share his passion for cooking and health in this culinary series. Register online for the Zoom link. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.
Jenks Drive-by: CELEBRATE SPRING WITH THE JENKS EVENTS COMMITTEE: 10 a.m. to noon on May 4. To celebrate the arrival of spring, come to Jenks parking lot to pick up a seasonal flower and a pastry. No registration required; however the offer is limited to the first 100 participants. Underwritten in part by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, the Shanahan Group of Winchester.
Virtual: “SINCE THE RECONSTRUCTION: THE BLACK STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY … AND ON EQUITY”: 19 h. May 4. Based on the research of historian Robert MacDougall, this presentation will begin where his book “The Agitator and the Politician: William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation of Slaves” left off. His program is history. of the struggle for black equality since the end of reconstruction. The conference will conclude with an analysis of the difference between “equality” and “equity” and perhaps a discussion of what the goal should be. you online for the Zoom link Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.
Mobile: BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: May 5, 11-11: 45 am Palmer Street and noon-1 pm at Westley Street. Nurse Jenks will offer monthly blood pressure checks in parking lots at both housing complexes. Watch the Jenks vehicle as the blood pressure will be measured inside the van. Per Massachusetts COVID restrictions, masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained while waiting. Disinfection between clients will be done for your safety.
Virtual: ASK A LAWYER: What is a trust ?: 11:00 a.m. May 5 11:00 a.m. What exactly is a trust and is it right for everyone? There are many types of trusts, with advantages and disadvantages for each, and not all trusts are suitable for every person or family situation. Learn about the basics of trust and earn on different trusts, and how either one can help or hurt you. Register for the Zoom link at www.jenkscenter.org.
Virtual: MOVIE CLUB: Aisles: 1 p.m. May 5. Join us for this month’s film discussion group, with Winchester Librarian Erin Dagenais. This month’s report is “Gone” about a lonely boy who accompanies his mother on a trip to clean up his late aunt’s house. During his visit, he develops an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door. Starring Brian Dennehy and Laura Linney, this film received critical acclaim as an independent film. With a card from the Winchester Public Library, customers can access the website http://hoopladigital.com to stream the film for free at any time. Registration information can be found on the library’s online calendar at http://winpublib.org/events.
Virtual: INTERGENERATIONAL BOAT GROUP: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: 4 p.m. on May 5. The Cinco de Mayo is a day of pride and celebration in remembrance of Mexico’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The annual festivals are adorned with traditional brightly colored paper decorations like large and beautiful flowers in silk paper. Join the IG Craft group for an afternoon making a variety of folk art tissue paper flowers. A kit will be provided to registrants, space is limited. Register online for the Zoom link and the activity kit.
Virtual: CREATIVE JOURNALISM: Anne Severson: 7 p.m. May 5. This creative journaling session will be our first try on the workshop model. This is a great opportunity to bring something to share that you are working on but there is no pressure! There will be generative writing prompts and other activities if you choose not to share, so join us. Register online for the Zoom link. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.
Livestream: WALKING WINCHESTER SERIES: Wright-Locke Farm: 7 p.m. on May 6. Please join us for a walking tour and interview with Archie McIntyre, Executive Director of Wright-Locke Farm, to find out what’s going on on the farm! Tune into WinCam Verizon Channel 36 or Comcast Channel 8. Available on our website after the live broadcast date. Sponsored by a grant from the Cummings Foundation.
This month, we continue to offer weekly exercise classes. Sign up for your class session, pay for the month and receive the link that will be used for each class in the session. There are no drop-ins. When registering, please enter your email address correctly or you will not receive the confirmation email and link. Check for accuracy! Please call the Jenks with any questions at 781-721-7136.
Outside: TAI CHI MOVEMENT COURSE: 8:30 am Mondays and Wednesdays, from May 3. Join our Beginner’s Movement Class, an introduction to Tai Chi to promote balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength, while reducing pain, stress and anxiety through a combination of movement, meditation and relaxation. Instructor: Hilary Celentano. Registration required; 8 courses in this session. Cost: $ 40. Register on our website for location details.
Virtual: FABBS EXERCISE CLASS: 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting May 3. Focus on flexibility, agility, better balance and strength. Join this fun and gentle exercise class that uses chairs as needed and incorporates built-in movements and exercises from strength training, yoga, Taijiquan, ballet stretching, and weight training. Instructor: Hilary Celentano. Registration required; 11 courses in this session. Cost: $ 55. Register on our website for the Zoom link.
Outside: TAI CHI FORMS COURSE: 8:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 4. Join our Tai Chi Forms class to promote balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength, while reducing pain, stress and anxiety through a combination of movement, meditation and relaxation. Some experience is recommended. Instructor: Hilary Celentano. Registration required; 7 lessons in this session (no lesson on May 27). Cost: $ 35. Register on our website for location details.
Virtual: AEROBIC CLASS: 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting May 4. Join this class to focus on aerobic routines and other muscle conditioning, strength training, balance and stretching exercises. Enjoy the upbeat music with stimulating yet safe and easily modifiable workouts for all fitness levels. Instructor: Judy Whitney. Registration required; 4 lessons in this session. Cost: $ 20. Register on our website for the Zoom link.
Virtual: MUSCLE CLASS: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting May 6. Join this class to focus on muscle conditioning, strength training, balance and stretching, while sitting, standing, or on a mat (optional). Enjoy the upbeat music with exercises that are both stimulating and safe, and easily modifiable for all fitness levels. Bring your weights and resistance bands. Instructor: Gail LaRocca. Registration required; 4 lessons in this session. Cost: $ 20. Register on our website for the Zoom link.
Virtual: CLASS DANCE FEVER: 3 p.m. Fridays, starting May 7. Join this class for a timed low impact aerobic workout on the old but the goodies and tunes of the day. Instructor: Gail LaRocca. Registration required; 4 lessons in this session. Cost: $ 20. Register on our website for the Zoom link.
Virtual: CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH: 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. Experienced speakers engage in a conversation about society, politics, culture, films. Everyone is welcome. Call the Jenks Center to find out more.
Virtual: POETRY: 1 p.m. first and third Wednesday. Recommend, recite, share poems. Discuss the poets and the many forms of this artistic and emotional literature. Sign up and get the Zoom link on our website.
Virtual: DROP-IN COFFEE TIME: 10 a.m. Thursdays. Join our weekly Zoom Coffee Hour to see your friends, meet new people, and chat. Bring your favorite drink and go. Talk about what you think or ask questions. Zoom link available on our website: http://jenkscenter.org. Hope to see you there!
Virtual: ROUNDTABLE OF LORIN’S CURRENT EVENTS: 11 am Thursdays. Join Lorin’s discussion on our news today: global pandemic, civil rights struggles, presidential election, and more. Lorin Maloney will host a dialogue on a new topic each week. Learn a little history, listen to some facts, and share your thoughts. Additional ideas are welcome! Registration required on our website to get the Zoom link.
Virtual: GERMAN CONVERSATIONAL: 2 p.m. Thursdays. Whether you’re fluent or just starting out, join conversational German to practice speaking, expand your vocabulary, and have fun. Everyone is welcome. Responsible: Peter Rosenberger. Register on our website to get the Zoom link.
Virtual: WILSON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FORUM: 10:45 am-11:45am the second and fourth Fridays. Join this enthusiastic discussion on science and technology topics ranging from climate change to solar power and cybersecurity. Our meetings include spontaneous topics as well as planned presentations offered by attendees in advance. Call the Jenks Center if you want to learn more.
Virtual: ONE-ON-ONE TECHNICAL HELP: Since you can’t ‘drop by’ to the Jenks Center for help with your tech devices during this pandemic, our tech support team has devised a new way to serve you in distance. Send an email to [email protected], explain what device you have (computer, tablet, phone, Apple, PC, Android), identify the problem and provide your phone number. A member of the team will contact you to discuss how they can help you. If you can’t send an email, call the Jenks Center 781-721-7136, ask for the tech group, and leave your name and phone number.