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November Events at the Franklin Senior Center

Monday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. - Preserve Your Garden Tomatoes

Learn how to jar and preserve your garden tomatoes so you can enjoy them all year with this workshop from Therapy Gardens. Everyone receives one mason jar and directions for canning.

The cost is $10 per person. In-person at the Center; call (508) 520-4945 to sign up.

Tuesday, November 2 at 11:30 a.m. - Exploring Nantucket

Nantucket Ranger Allen Reinhard will take us on a walking tour of Nantucket via Zoom, followed by a live discussion. Zoom from home, or watch on the big TV from the Senior Center. Call the Center at (508) 520-4945 to sign up, or email [email protected]

Wednesday, November 3 at 11 a.m. - Estate Planning

Attorney Jennifer Taddeo will discuss basic estate planning questions including: What is probate and should I worry about it? How do I hire my own estate planner? What should I discuss with my family? Please submit any questions that you have in advance to Mary at [email protected] The event will be held via Zoom. Join from home, or watch on the big TV from the Senior Center. Call the Center or email [email protected] to sign up.

Wednesday, November 10 at 12 p.m. - Scams that Target Elderly Citizens

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School students in the Legal and Protective Services shop will give a presentation on scams, focusing on identifying fraudulent practices and financial scams that target the elderly. Learn to protect yourself while supporting these great students who are practicing public speaking and public service! This event will be held via Zoom. Join from home or watch on the big TV from the Senior Center. Call the Center or email [email protected] to sign up.

Wednesday, November 10 at 1 p.m. - Industry in Franklin

Franklin Native Joe Landry will share his collection of photos, this time focusing on, “Industry in Franklin.” Joe will cover the many types of products that were manufactured in Franklin, including straw goods, beet sugar, textiles and even pianos! This event is in-person at the Center. Call (508) 520-4945 to sign up.

Tuesday, November 16 at 10 a.m. - A Pilgrim Thanksgiving

Lecturer Gary Hylander returns in-person at the Senior Center to deliver the presentation, A Pilgrim Thanksgiving. Gary will discuss the real story of the first Thanksgiving and separate fact from fiction! Call the Center at (508) 520-4945 to sign up.

Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m. - Wartime Fashion

Have you ever wondered what changes in fashion occurred during WWI and WWII? Despite wartime shortages and restrictions, men and women managed to dress in style. How did they accomplish this? Join Karen (Ren) Antonowicz of Spirits of Fashion to discover what these wartime shortages were and how they were overcome by the determined people of this era.  This event is in-person at the Center. Call (508) 520-4945 to sign up.

Thursday, November 18 at 1 p.m. - Franklin Matters Q&A

Join Steve Sherlock at the Franklin Senior Center or on Zoom as he discusses all things Franklin. Bring your questions! To register for Zoom, email: [email protected]


Thursday, November 18 at 11 a.m. - Stroke: Get the Facts!

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. Stroke can happen to anyone- any age, any time- and everyone needs to know the warning signs. Nurse Trish will review stroke signs and symptoms, types of strokes, treatment, recovery and rehab. This event will be in-person at the Senior Center with a Zoom link also available. Call the center to sign up, or email [email protected]

Tuesday, November 30 at 12:30 p.m. - AAA Services

AAA can help you with everything from insurance to travel to registry services! Find out how AAA can fit into your life! This presentation will be held in-person at the Center, with a Zoom link also available. Please call the Center to sign up or email [email protected]

Wednesday, December 1 at 11 a.m. - Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office

The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office will be in-person at the Center to discuss their Senior Programs, including the RUOK program and Files of Life. Please call (508) 520-4945 to sign up.