Special Programs- Please Register

Beginner Spanish  

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.  

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing, and listening to Spanish for this course. It is open to students who have little or no experience with Spanish. It also includes some history, geography, and culture of the Spanish speaking world.   

Intermediate Spanish

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. 

Students should be familiar with the basic vocabulary and grammar. This course is open to students who have some basic experience with Spanish. A placement test will be given to assure the student is ready for the Intermediate course.

New! Uplifting Karaoke with Ronnie

Wednesday, Sept. 6th and 20th  1:00 p.m.

Ronnie has been leading Karaoke for 20 years! Singing has been shown to relieve stress, boost your immune system,  improve lung function, develop a sense of belonging, enhance memory and help with grief. Come join the fun! 

Supper Club Heads South of the Border! 

September Demo Free and Open to All

Wednesday, September 6th 2:00 p.m.

Join Chef Maggie for delicious Carnitas with fresh salsa and guacamole. Share information about Feeding Hope Festival in Washington, DC.

We will continue work on our cookbook. 

At this event register for September culinary lessons. 

September Culinary lessons- chili crock-off!  Register with chef at maggiev06021@gmail.com Limit 30 participants, $8.00 per cook.

Menu: Pork Chili Verdi, Chicken Pozolo, Vegan Chili, Stuffed Poblanos, Tres Leches.

Prep 1st Fire Monday, Sept. 18th, 2:00 p.m.

Final Firing & Meal, Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 2:00 p.m.

Top Apps for Seniors

Thursday, September 7th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm 

All levels welcome. Please bring your devices. Join Technology Instructor Sandy Cahillane to discover several helpful apps. Session will cover what apps are and how to download them. 

Sustainable Fashion Upcycling with Petula

Tuesdays beginning Sept. 12th at 3:30 p.m. 

Some sewing materials provided. Cost $4

Give your wardrobe a new look through upcycling! Using ancient traditions of patching, sashiko stitching, cutting and reshaping, we will combine hand stitching and machine stitching techniques to make one-of-a-kind garments. Bring your own clothes and have fun thrifting

Tropical Escape Party 

Wednesday September 13th 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Senior Center Month with a Tropical Escape Party! Lunch will be provided compliments of the Chefs of Loomis Village. Following dinner we will have entertainment by Joe Periera funded by The Friends of the South Hadley Seniors. Get out your best tropical shirt and join us for an afternoon of fun!

Breakfast by Billy

Friday, Sept. 15th at 8:30 a.m.

This month breakfast is open to all our members! Space is limited, register early! 

Ice Cream Social & Movie Spotlight 

Monday, Sept. 18th at 1:00 p.m.

Join “Boomer”, from The Springfield Thunderbirds for ice cream treats and giveaways before the movie. “Miracle” is the true story of Herb Brooks, who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad. 

Nutrition Myths Debunked

Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m. 

This free class is presented by Katie Defoe-Raymond, Nutritionist from Western Mass Eldercare.

Sept. Birthday & Anniversary Party w/ Steve and Tom

September 27, 2:00 p.m. 

This event is FREE!

Join us as we celebrate our September birthdays and anniversaries with cake and great entertainment! Sponsored by The Friends of the South Hadley Seniors.



 Tuesday Evening Programs- Please Register

Understanding the Health Benefits and Risks of Medical Cannabis for Seniors

Tuesday, September 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Facilitated by Jeffrey Wyda RN,HN-BC,H.S.M.I,  a Board Certified Holistic Registered Nurse who worked extensively on legislation in Massachusetts as a Nurse Activist for the Massachusetts Patients Advocacy Alliance (MPAA). We will discuss the current laws, the different variations of cannabis and methods to administer, and storage and safety regarding transporting medicine and equipment.

Support Service Spotlight & SHINE Presentation 

Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00 p.m.

Sue LaMastro, certified SHINE counselor. will answer your questions about Medicare. Ann Andras, Social Service Coordinator, will be available to answer questions at our Spotlight Support Services table that evening.

 Core Estate Planning

Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m.  

Atty Jackson will give useful and pertinent information on Wills, Health Care Proxies, Advance Directives, HIPAA Releases, and Powers of Attorney.

I’ll Have What They’re Having: An Introduction to Sexuality and Aging

Tuesday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m.

Research informs us that older adults are having sex into their 60s and 70s, they’re enjoying sex, and that sex is good for their health. In this fast-paced and exciting program, Dr. Fleishman describes the current research in the field of sexuality and aging, provides tips, and answers questions about sex for older adults. Janet Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, is a writer, award-winning educator, sexuality researcher, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator.