JOE SAVIA and his guitar kept the guests entertained during the inaugural Mondays on the Move post-lunch entertainment. (Courtesy Photo)


NORTH READING — The North Reading Senior Center has a new hot lunch program, “Mondays on the Move,”  in collaboration with community partners Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) and Aldersgate Church.

Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Council on Aging, the new Aldersgate Church site at 235 Park St. will allow more seniors to attend, better parking and post-lunch entertainment or speaker.

The luncheon at Aldersgate on Monday, September 25 will include a discussion entitled “The Beauty in Flower-Arranging.” North Reading resident and member of the Garden Club, Judy Colburne, will provide ideas and suggestions for arranging flowers for your home. Colburne has been a professional floral designer since the 1970s and her expertise has been called on as a judge at national flower shows. The flower arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration.


DINERS ENJOY the first Mondays on the Move luncheon served at Aldersgate Church, the new satellite location exclusively on Mondays for the senior lunch program. The pilot program, awarded through a grant, increases the programming options for the town’s seniors by expanding beyond the one-room Senior Center located in the Third Meeting House. (Courtesy Photo)


Enjoy lunch at 12 p.m. and a presentation at 1 p.m. and perhaps leave with a beautiful floral gift! The luncheon is free for seniors (although a $2 donation is suggested). Reservations are required and need to be made by 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. Call the Senior Center at 978-664-5600. Transportation can be provided in the Senior Center van.