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Senior Corner

By Michele Taranto
Save Money Growing Herbs
As Memorial Day approaches, many people begin thinking about gardening. Actually, the veteran gardeners have probably been thinking and planning all winter! For those not wanting all that physical work, responsibility, and yes, often dirty fingernails, there is a way to take advantage of the extended sunshine and warm weather and save some coin at the supermarket.
Give growing herbs a try! Herb gardens pay their owners back relatively quickly compared to the costs of those small packages and bunches at the store. Herbs can easily flourish in pots (no bending over or getting up onto weak knees), inside or outside, and will freshen up any meal. The best part is, there are so many varieties to choose from. Maybe start with enhancements to favorite dishes or recipes; some basil or parsley to add to pasta, or rosemary on roasted chicken? Experiment with one or two new tastes to liven up the palette!
Impress the family and friends with some new flavors (and maybe even samples) from a freshly-grown herb garden! 

Saturday, May 11
Plant Sale
Adams Farm, 999 North St., Walpole
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Shop the Norwood Evening Garden Club’s Annual Plant sale! Purchase perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, organic vegetables and herbs. Pre-order available through May 4 at Mastercard and Visa will be accepted. 

Food Insecurity 
If you or someone you know is finding it hard to make ends meet to put food on their table, the Norwood Senior Center may be able to help. Call Kathleen Rooney, outreach coordinator, 781-762-1201, x3.

Save Money This Summer!
Escape the heat and become a Movie Club Member! Free memberships can provide waived online ticket fees, discounts on certain days of the week, and even earn points for a free ticket!
The Town of Norwood offers so many Free Outdoor Concerts throughout the summer. View the list in next month’s Norwood Local Town Pages, or visit the Town of Norwood website at
Visit many of Boston and Rhode Island’s Museums and Recreational Sites with free passes available at the Morrill Memorial Library. To view the entire list, visit

Local May Events
May 16
Norwood Memory Café
Norwood Senior Center
1:30 p.m.
The Norwood Memory Café is a welcoming place for individuals, families, and friends of those living with memory changes. Join in the third Thursday of every month for conversation, entertainment, and activities. Free of charge; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, visit

May 17
COA Monthly Ballroom Dance 
Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St.
7-10 p.m.
Music will be provided by Dan Mackowiak & Friends. Cost is $12 per person, which includes coffee, tea, desserts, and water. There are also door prizes! Newcomers of all ages welcome. Stay updated on all Council on Aging events on their Facebook page: Friends of the Norwood Council on Aging.

Norwood’s Memorial Day Schedule
Monday, May 27, Memorial Day
8 a.m.: Memorial Service, St. Catherine of Siena Church, 549 Washington St.
9 a.m.    Lower American Flag to half-staff, Norwood Town Hall
9:30 a.m.: Parade groups muster at Old Parish Cemetery (rear of 480 Washington St.)
10 a.m.: Parade starts: corner of Washington and Howard Sts. to Highland Cemetery
11 a.m.: Ceremonies and Observances at Highland Cemetery follow the parade

Save the Date!
Shades of Ireland with Collette Tours Trip 
Oct. 23rd– Nov.1,
Call Nanci at the Norwood Senior Center to book your trip!