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Ethos Celebrates National Older Americans Month with Its 8th Annual SeniorPalooza

Calendar of Events Aimed At Seniors Released

Boston, MA (May 2, 2012) – May is National Older Americans Month and that means it’s time for Ethos’ annual SeniorPalooza celebration. This year, seniors from all over Boston will gather for events aimed at celebrating the healthy, active and independent lifestyles that Ethos helps bring many of our most experienced citizens.

As it has done for the past eight years, Ethos is honoring the contributions of all older Americans with a community-wide celebration, SeniorPalooza, complete with parties, educational programs, physical activities and entertainment throughout the month. SeniorPalooza is more than just fun events, it is also an opportunity to engage the community in working to improve the health and well-being of older adults and promote healthy aging activities.

“Our nation’s elders have lived through wars and hard times, as well as periods of unprecedented prosperity,” said Dale Mitchell, executive director of Ethos, the Jamaica Plain-based elder services non-profit. “They pioneered new technologies in medicine, communications, and industry while spearheading a cultural revolution that won equal rights for minorities, women, and disabled Americans. SeniorPalooza is Ethos’ way of recognizing the remarkable achievements that demonstrate the strength and character of older Americans, and the generations that have given our society so much.”

All ages and backgrounds are invited to participate in any of the SeniorPalooza activities to celebrate Older Americans Month.  Events are open to the public and most of the events are free to attend. Many require a reservation as space is limited. SeniorPalooza 2012 events include:

  • Writers Reading – Wednesday, May 2 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Blake Estates

Members of the Writing Group at Rogerson Roslindale Adult Day Health Program read their original work. Refreshments and reception to follow. For more information, please contact Lisa Talayco, 617-469-5839 or

  • Breakfast with the Cops – Wednesday, May 9 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Blake Estates

Join Ethos and the Community Service Officers of the Boston Police Department E-18 for an important discussion about safety for seniors, as well as elder abuse and financial exploitation prevention. Please contact Officer Peter Moscaritolo at 617-343-5611 or to reserve your space.

  • Senior Open House at the Hyde Park YMCA – Thursday, May 10 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Hyde Park YMCA

Tour the YMCA’s new building and learn about programs and discounts just for you. Bring your bathing suit and swim in our indoor, heated pool or take a steam. Sample a Water Exercise class or our Fit Over Fifty class. Learn more about Get Started, Nutrition, and END Diabetes programs. For more information, please contact Ann Glora, Hyde Park YMCA, 617-361-2300,

  • Hyde Park Senior Luncheon – Tuesday, May 15 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – BCYF Hyde Park Community Center

Join Ethos, State Representative Angelo Scaccia, Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo, the Hyde Park YMCA, Boston Police Department and other members of the Hyde Park community for a luncheon to celebrate National Older Americans Month. The event will feature presentations by elected officials, a fitness exercise by the YMCA, Karate demonstration by One Step Beyond and the Blake Estate Breakers and music by Father Chris Hickey. Space is limited. To RSVP, please call Robert Hickey at 617-635-5178 or email

  • You’ve Earned a Say: Community Conversation – Tuesday, May 22 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – BCYF Hyde Park Community Center

You’ve earned a say in the future of Medicare and Social Security. AARP is taking the debate about the future of Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington so you can have a voice. The next President and Congress will determine the future of Medicare and Social Security.  Make your voice heard – come speak out! Refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 617-305-0505.

  • SeniorPalooza Senior Prom – Thursday, May 24 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Irish Social Club of Boston

Join Ethos in celebrating Older Americans Month at our Annual Senior Prom featuring lunch, dancing and door prizes. This year’s theme is “A Night in Paris,” so wear your best night-on-the-town or Paris-inspired attire. Space is limited. Reserve your seat today! To RSVP, call Raymond Santos, community relations director, 617-477-6724 or email

  • Fruits and Veggies Matter; Cooking Demonstration and Lunch – Wednesday, May 30 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Neponset Field Apartments

Come watch and taste some of the healthy and savory salad recipes Ethos’ nutrition staff prepares and learn about the benefits of diets that include daily vegetable consumption. The salad demonstration will be followed by lunch. Space may be limited; you must reserve you place by May 23. RSVP by calling 617-522-6700 ext.306.

Ethos’ SeniorPalooza celebration of National Older Americans Month is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors such as: State Representative Angelo Scaccia, Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo, Rogerson Communities, Hyde Park YMCA, Boston Police Department, Boston Centers for Youth & Families Hyde Park Community Center, Park Place Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, Stonehedge Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, Spring Street Café and Dunkin’ Donuts.

For more information about SeniorPalooza, a complete listing of events or find out about ways to enrich the lives of older adults who touch your life please contact Raymond Santos at 617-522-6700 or email or