In a collaborative effort to support seniors in our local communities, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield and the Stoneham Alliance Against Violence (SAAV) have partnered with the Stoneham Senior Center to offer monthly workshops focused on offering seniors assistance to enhance their well-being in an increasingly digital and fast-paced world.
Over the next few months the program’s multiple sessions will cover a variety of topics, including wellness through physical activity and mindfulness, protection from financial scams and abuse, and T.E.C.H. (Teen Elder Computer Help) – hour-long open office hours that bring local teens from the Clubs to the Senior Center to assist with technology or social media questions.
This initiative is also made possible thanks to Mystic Valley Elder Services for funding the Senior Workshop Program over the next few months. “We are so thankful to MVES for funding this project for local seniors,” says Megan Samborski, Chair of the Stoneham Alliance Against Violence. “Bringing youth and seniors together is always an enriching experience as each age group can learn so much from each other. SAAV is happy to partner with the Senior Center to bring important educational programs for the elderly that both protects and empowers them.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield and SAAV are both committed to making a positive impact on the lives of senior citizens through these help sessions. By combining resources, knowledge, and passion for community service, with the help of Mystic Valley Elder Services, the organizations aspire to create a resource that empowers seniors to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
The next TECH session will take place at 10:30 on January 10, and a Tai-Chi Workshop for Seniors will be held January 19 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. For more information about the upcoming help sessions, please call the Stoneham Senior Center at 781-438-1157.