AUBURN, Mass. – Before Santa comes down the chimney Dec. 25, he’ll be making a special appearance in Auburn one week prior to his busiest day of the year.
At 1 p.m. Dec. 18, the Friends of the Auburn Senior Center Association are presenting its annual Christmas Party at the Auburn Senior Center as Santa drops by to visit with seniors. There will be pastries, treats, drinks and entertainment on the accordion by Maurice Carguilo.
“It’s a chance for seniors to socialize,” Bob Breault said.
It costs $3 to attend the party at 4 Goddard Drive. Purchase tickets at the Senior Center’s front desk by Dec. 13.
Elder Services will have a Christmas Dinner at noon Dec. 20 featuring turkey with gravy, sausage stuffing, honey glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, cornbread and éclairs.
Reservations are needed by calling Patty Hubbard, nutrition site manager, two days in advance at the Auburn Senior Center, 508-832-7798. A $2 donation is appreciated.
Tai Chi Winter Classes
The Senior Center will again offer Tai Chi evening classes. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art that consists of slow, relaxed movements, reducing stress and improving balance. This makes Tai Chi a perfect exercise for almost any age and lifestyle from a 30- or 40-year-old busy executive to an 80-year-old retiree.
In addition to improving balance and increase flexibility, Tai Chi also lowers blood pressure and helps relieve the joint pain and stiffness of arthritis.
The instructor, Richard LaFontaine, has been teaching Tai Chi since 2001 and also is certified as an instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention.
Classes are open to anyone 18 or older and will be from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 7 for eight weeks at the Senior Center. It costs $30 for eight weeks of classes or $5 per class as a drop-in.