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On The Tracks to Giving Back 2016

This year, our mission is to give back to our wonderful community! We are fortunate to have so many wonderful organizations, departments and individuals that support the elders of wilmington and who help make Wilmington the great town that it is.

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How do you participate?

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Join us in giving back this year! Stop by the Senior Center and get your boarding pass - your ticket to giving back! Once you sign the ticket, you will then receive a punch card. The Buzzell Express Card represents every event we will be doing this year. Stay tuned for each newsletter for more details. Once you complete this card in December, you will then be entered for some great prizes!

Happy New Year!
The Buzzell Senior Center would like to wish you a great 2016! 2015 was such an incredible year - we sprung into happiness in 48 days, splashed into a happy summer, and stepped towards a healthy and happy fall. We are excited to show you everything that we have in store for this upcoming year!

Thank you for a memorable year with lots of fun and unforgettable moments!

Holiday Party 2015 - Tewksbury Country Club
It was another great time at the Annual Holiday Party on December 9th! Thank you to all who attended and started the holiday season on a bright note with us. Also, congratulations to our holiday raffle winners!

"Christmas on Air" tickets - Jeanne O'Hearne
Homemade Quilt - Laura Veno
Lap Quilt - Gordi Siteman
Homemade Afghan - Linda Suprenant

Click here to see pictures from this event!


Happy Holiday Season from the Buzzell Senior Center!
We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. 2015 has been an awesome year and we cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store!!

Please join us for our New Years "Open House" Celebration on Wedesday, December 30, 2015. (12PM)
Tickets are $2.00 per person and together, we will ring in the new year!

If interested, please sign-up at the front desk!


The 2015 Halloween Luncheon was a great time! Thank you to everyone who attended!!
Check back soon for more photos!

Costume winners!!


The Buzzell School Reunion was a great success! This event would not have been possible without Audrey Reed and all of her hard work. It was such a special day reuniting many classmates who attended the Buzzell School between the years of 1935-1981. Thank you to all who attended!

(From left to right: The Buzzell Family, Audrey Reed, Terri Marciello)

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

This September, you can help fight the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, educate others and begin to change the way we look at Alzheimer’s. Help us create a conversation across the globe. Speak up about the facts. Alzheimer’s is NOT normal aging or “a little memory loss”, it is a progressive and fatal disease.

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, the Department of Elderly Services is taking action by joining one of the many World Alzheimer’s Day events- the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you would like to help our team and donate, please contact the Senior Center.

“Forget-Me-Not” are available at the front desk in order to help finish what Audrey Reed started! Flowers will be $1.00 and any other donations will be accepted. The flowers can be dedicated to a loved one who has been or is effected by Alzheimer’s. These flowers will be presented in the Buzzell Senior Center lobby.

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We are proud to share Audrey Reed's performance of the "Ham I AM Part II" This performance raised over $500 dollars for the Alzheimer's Association! Thank you Audrey for another amazing show!  

Ham I Am Part II - June 29, 2015 from Wilmington TV on Vimeo.

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Our Summer Paint Night was such a great time! Thank you to our Acrylic Painting Instructor Steve Greco for leading an awesome class! There are still more events to come for our "Splash Into A Happy Summer" program! Check out our Social Events page to stay updated.

There are still spots available for our Plymouth Day Trip on Thursday, August 20th!
Tickets are $50 per person!

Contact the Senior Center if you are interested! (Out of town individuals may attend)

Our Wii Bowling group visited the North Reading Senior Center for a fun tournament!
Check out some more pictures by going to our Social Events page!


Thank you to all who attended the annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch.
We are so thankful to have such amazing volunteers!

To check out more photos - check out our Social Events page!


The June edition of the Buzzell Buzz is now available to download!

We are so excited for all of the fun events and programs we have throughout the upcoming summer months!

REMINDER - Make sure to sign up for "Merman, Minnie, Mae & Me" (June 25th Performance!!)

Please do not hestiate to contact us if you have any questions!


Delvena Theatre Presents: "Murman, Minnie, Mae & Me" - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
Get ready for the Buzzell Senior Center's kick-off event for "Splash Into A Happy Summer" !! Bring your lawn chair to the green next to the Wilmington High School's parking lot and enjoy an excellent performance. "Murman, Minnie, Mae & Me" is inspired by Ethel Murman, Minnie Pearl, and Mae West. Sit back and relax and enjoy a nice night out with your friends and family!

We are also so excited to have the "Frozen Hoagies" food truck come and serve delicious homemade ice cream sandwiches and other delectable treats! (Available to purchase)

Friends and family are all welcome to join - Please sign up at the front desk

(Please sign up any additional family members during registration)

Something BIG is coming...

Get ready to SPLASH Into A Happy Summer with us this season!

Here is a list of some of the summer fun we will be having:
(Check out our Social Events page for more details on each event)

June 25 - Outdoor Live Performance "Murman, Minnie, Mae & Me"
June 29 - Audrey Reed's "The Ham I AM" Part II (Alzheimer's Fundraiser)
July 7 - Annual Summer Cookout
July 9, 16, 23, 30 - Outdoor Yoga
July 14 - Cape Cod Day Trip
July 20 - Paint Night
July 30 - Ice Cream Sundae Social
August 20 - Plymouth Day Trip
September 20 - Buzzell School 80th Reunion!

Stay tuned for more details in our "Buzzell Buzz" Newsletter!
We hope you're ready to make some fun memories in the sun!

"Open Space Plan" Survey

Please take a moment and complete the "Open Space Plan" Survey below. The plan identifies areas for growth, improvement, and management of our open spaces and recreational spaces.

If you wish to fill out this survey on paper, please stop by the front desk of the Senior Center - there are hard copies available!

Thank you!


Happy Monday! We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather!

Thank you to all who attended the "Funniest Woman EVER" presented by Delvena Theatre! It was a great time and also an excellent way to say thank you to all of the wonderful mothers in the crowd before Mother's Day!

Stay tuned for our next newsletter for another fun production presented by Delvena Theatre

                                        (Thank you to Wilmington Cultural Council Grant for making this event possible!)


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The May edition of the Buzzell Buzz is now available to download! We can't wait until you see all the fun things happening at the Buzzell Senior Center!

Hope everyone is enjoying the nicer weather!
Keep an eye out for the next edition of the Buzzell Buzz - there is a lot of great information and fun events coming up!

Are you or anyone you know on Twitter?
You can now follow the Buzzell Senior Center! Follow @TheBuzzellBuzz to continue staying updated with everything going on at the center.

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                                                                                                 (Are you ready for a SPLASH?)

Happy first day of April!
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The Easter Bunny (Antoinette) stopped by the center today bringing a smile to us all!

Monday, April 13th is Opening Day for the Red Sox! Make sure to mark your calendars and come to the center wearing your best Red Sox gear! We will be playing the movie "Fever Pitch" at 1:30 P.M. to start off the season right!
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Check out April's edition of the Buzzell Buzz!
There are a lot of fun events coming soon - please call us if you have any questions!

Spring is here! Thank you to everyone who participated in our "48 Days to Spring into Happiness" program.
We got through the winter weather together and kept smiling through it all!!

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Warmer weather is coming! Stay tuned for what's to come at the Buzzell Senior Center!

St. Patrick's Day was such a great event!
This event would not be possible without Peter MacLellan and our specialty chef Lou Cimaglia!

To view more pictures, please go to our Social Events page.


(Buzzell Senior Center Fun Singers)

Warm and sunny days are coming!
Our Beach Party yesterday was a great way to celebrate Beach Week during our
48 Days to Spring into Happiness program. Next week we can finally say it is Spring!!


Make sure to sign up for our Big Bingo Bash next Friday, March 20th! There will be a pizza lunch and prizes!!

The first Paint Night at the Buzzell Senior Center was a creative success! Thank you to all that attended and also a big thank you to Steve Greco for instructing and helping us showcase our inner artist!
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Make sure to check out our 48 Days to Spring Into Happiness page to see more pictures from this event!

Reminder - Make sure to sign up for our March 12th Indoor Beach Party ($3.00/ticket) as well as our St. Patrick's Day Luncheon!!  (no charge)

Welcome to March! (This week's theme is Express Yourself Week)
Check out this month's edition of the Buzzell Buzz

The Department of Elderly Services would like to say Happy Birthday to Peggy!
Make sure to say hello to her at the front desk!


                        Love Week was a lot of fun! We are getting closer to warmer weather!
Click here to see photos from our Valentine's Luncheon as well as more photos from the 48 Days to Spring Into Happiness.



Members of the Buzzell Senior Center found some happiness on a recent trip! It may be cold outside but we are getting closer to Spring! Keep smiling!

Have you downloaded the February edition of the Buzzell Buzz?
Take a look at upcoming themes in our 48 Days to Spring Into Happiness Challenge and more!

Harmony Week was a blast! Thank you to all who attended our meditation event. Get ready for our next theme next week - Music Week!

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony" -
Thomas Merton


Have you signed up for our "48 Days to Spring Into Happiness" challenge? It's not too late! For 48 Days, we are spreading happiness as we count down the weekdays until Spring! Each week will be a different theme with fun and new events.
Make sure to stay updated here and at the center for details each week!

Here are some photos from our kickoff week !!

Our two t-shirt winners! Will you be next?

The colder weather calls for a hot cup of healthy soup! Try Laura Pickett's delicious, award-winning soup!
                                                            "Ruth's Rediculously Good Sausage Soup"
                                                                                    Healthy Edition

2 Packages Italian Chicken Sausage
1 small onion - diced
14 cups low calorie, low sodium College Inn Chicken Broth
1 Large can Pastene Kitchen Ready Tomato
1 package fresh baby spinach
1 cup (gluten-free) pastina pasta or rice
Grated cheese

Remove sausage from casing and brown w/ minced onion -
Add chicken broth - bring to simmer - add pasta & tomato
Cook 15-20 minutes - add spinach - cook until spinach has wilted
When ready to serve, add cheese on top of bowl


Welcome to 2015! The Department of Elderly Services is excited for a fun year! Make sure to stay updated with our Social Events page for all new programs,announcements and photos.


2014 was an excellent year at the Buzzell Senior Center! The Department of Elderly Services wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year!


The first annual cookie swap at the Buzzell Senior Center was a delicious success!
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday!

The Department of Elderly Services had a great Holiday Party last night, December 10, 2014 at the Tewksbury Country Club. Thank you to all that attended, our wonderful DJ Daniel Maguire, and the Tewksbury Country Club!
Happy Holidays!
Click here to see more photos



Thank you to the Wilmington Kiwanis Club for holding a great Holiday Luncheon this past weekend! Check out our Social Events Page for more photos from this fun afternoon!
Also, don't forget to sign-up for Gingerbread House Decorating, the 1st Annual Cookie Swap, and the New Years Open House!!


It is going to be a fun December at the Buzzell Senior Center! Make sure to check out the "Buzzell Buzz" as well as our Social Events page to stay up to date with all of our programs and events this season!


Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving from the Department of Elderly Services!

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The weather may be getting colder but our Walking Group is still going strong!! Stop by Tuesday/Thursday to meet this wonderful group and add a nice walk into your day.

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Have you seen our new bingo board at the Buzzell Senior Center?
We would like to thank the Wilmington Son's Of Italy for donating this beautiful board to the center!!
Come see the new board and play some bingo Friday's at 1:00 P.M


Our special Veterans Day Luncheon to honor all of our Veterans!
Click here to see more photos from this event.


Check out the three costume contest winners from our first annual Halloween Party
Check out our  Social Events page for more pictures!
Costumes from left to right: Raggedy Ann, Witch Hazel, Homeless Lady

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Happy Halloween From The Buzzell Senior Center!


We would like to send a big thanks to the Wilmington Fire Department Local Union 1370 for sponsoring a great breakfast on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus!! The food was delicious and there was such a great turnout!


Like to walk? Stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00AM and join our great walking group!
If you have any questions, please give us a call (978) 657-7595
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Check out two of our weekly Acylic Painting Class member's beautiful artwork that is being presented at the Topsfield Fair!

Artwork created by: Roy Crowell

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Artwork created by: Josie Ciaccio

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Boston, MA

We are proud to present Audrey Reed's performance of the "Ham I AM" This performance raised over $500 dollars for the Alzheimer's Association! Thank you Audrey for an amazing show!

The HAM I AM from Wilmington TV on Vimeo.


The Wilmington Buzzell Senior Center is proud to now be the official
"Bracelet Division" for the iPod for Wounded Veterans.

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