Sophia Snow Place 1205-1215 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA * (617) 325-7900
Sophia Snow Place has its roots in the charitable spirit of the nineteenth-century Boston. In 1856, a group of civic-minded citizens raised money to operate and maintain the Roxbury Home for Aged Women. In 1962, after a century of care, the home was relocated and renamed Sophia Snow House, in honor of Sophia Snow. Today, the parent company, the Roxbury Home for Aged Women, has affiliated organizations: Snow House & Snow Place. These non-profit organizations continue their mission to provide comfort, companionship and security in a warm, homelike environment for seniors. 1
It’s Finally April! It’s finally April – Spring is here! So – time to dance, and time to cheer! It seemed the cold would never go away, Just getting colder and colder day after day.
I’d much rather have a load of April showers Than any more snow preventing my flowers! Cold and wet, ice and sleet – Starting to forget what it’s like to feel my feet!
But it’s starting to warm, and the snow is gone, The sun is coming out and the days are getting long! So goodbye Winter, and so long, snow! Spring is here – let those flowers start to grow!
Manicures & Pedicures by Katasha Jones
Katasha is a professional manicurist who will be coming to Sophia Snow and will be available for those who wish to have their nails and or toenails done!
Prices: Manicures: $12.00 Pedicures: $25.00 Shellac Manicure: $25.00 Add French: $5.00 Monday, April 4th - 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In the Activity Room (On the 2nd Floor) Please sign up in the Activity Book if you are interested.
April 2016 Park School Last Month! This month of April will be the last month the Park School students will be visiting with us- every Thursday at 2:15 p.m. Please don’t miss our last few times with our young friends! On Friday, April 29th, they will be coming at two different times to share special projects they have created for us in the Great Room:
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 1:45 p.m. -2:45 p.m. These students worked very hard on their project so PLEASE try to make it!
Lunch Out at the
The Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, Ma was established in 1950 and is well-known for its delicious Chinese food and wonderful restaurant décor. Join us for a lunch you won’t want to miss!
Yoga Pizza Party with Nellie
Van will leave around 11:00 a.m.
Nellie, our Yoga instructor, is throwing a pizza party for all of her yoga class participants on Saturday, April 9th at 12:30 p.m. in the Great Room. There is no charge, but please sign up in the Activity Book if you wish to attend so that we can get a proper headcount.
Please remember to sign up in the Activity Book!
This pizza party is for regular Yoga class attendees ONLY.
Friday, April 8th
Red Sox Opening Day
The Red Sox are playing their home opener at Fenway Park on Monday, April 11th at 2:05 p.m. against the Baltimore Orioles.
Trip to Castle Island
Join us for a walk around the Island, and be sure to bring money for food at Sullivan’s!
Wednesday, April 13th Van will leave around 11:30 a.m.
Come to the Great Room for a ballpark -style lunch of hot dogs, French fries, popcorn, peanuts, root beer, and more! Lunch will be at 1:00 p.m. In the Great Room Deadline to sign up: Friday, April 8th (Cost will be billed to your account)
Don’t want lunch? No problem! All are still welcome to come to the Great Room to watch the game!
Everyone is encouraged to wear Red Sox attire if they have it!
Please remember to sign up in the Activity Book!
New York, NY Start spreading the news! There is a love affair between artists and NYC. The starting place for immigration and embarkation for trips abroad. The place for artists to be for learning, earning and yearning (paying their dues). The home of possibilities and impossibilities that sometimes come true. If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere! Please join us in an artistic celebration of NYC, the unofficial center of the universe, a place so nice they named it twice.
Wednesday, April 13th 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room
Author Anthony Sammarco
A History of Howard Johnson's: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became an American Icon
Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida and all the way to the West Coast. Popularly known as the Father of the Franchise Industry," Johnson delivered good food and prices that brought appreciative customers back for more. The attractive white Colonial Revival restaurants, with eye-catching porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, were described in "Reader's Digest" in 1949 as the epitome of "eating places that look like New England town meeting houses dressed up for Sunday." Boston historian and author Anthony M. Sammarco recounts how Howard Johnson introduced twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the "Tendersweet" clam strips, grilled frankforts and a menu of delicious and traditional foods that families eagerly enjoyed when they traveled."
Thursday, April14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Room 5
Morning Social! Join us for a morning of good company & very yummy treats from Dunkin Donuts!Cost: $2.00 - to be paid to Shauna
Friday, April 15th at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room Please sign up in the Activity Book This Month’s Documentary: Titanic: How it Really Sank
Explore the myriad causes that led to the catastrophic sinking of the Titanic with this fascinating program, which focuses on information from the official inquiry immediately following the sinking and more recent revelations. Dramatizations reveal a series of human blunders that coalesced to lead to the legendary tragedy, destroying the beautiful ship and killing more than half of the passengers on board.
About 50 minutes long. Friday, April 15th
2:30 p.m. in the Great Room
"The Great Famine"
A presentation by: Oliver P. Rafferty, S. J. Professor of History and Director for Irish Programs at Boston College Center for Irish Programs
The Great Famine (in Irish an Gorta Mór,) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland in the 1840s. During the famine, approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20 and 25 percent.
Monday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m. In the Great Room
April 2016 Join us as we welcome a new group of students from Showa!
Showa Boston is a language and culture institute located in Jamaica Plain, and is a satellite campus for students from Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan. Three students will be visiting us weekly until July! Don’t miss out on this cultural experience! Tuesday, April 19th at 2:30 p.m. in the Great Room
This Month’s Travel Group:
Let’s Go to Australia!
Australia is a fascinating country with a rich and diverse culture. Join us as we explore the highlights of this beautiful country, and have a taste of the food! Don’t miss out!
Wednesday, April 20 2:30 p.m. In the Great Room 7
The Land Down Under
Don’t miss this live show featuring Australian folk songs, singers & bands and featuring the tunes of famous singers that come from Australia! Wednesday, April 20th 7:00 p.m. In the Great Room
Twin River Casino, located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is the state’s largest gaming and entertainment venue as well as its top tourist and cultural attraction! Formerly known as Lincoln Park, the renovated facility offers 162,000 square-feet of gaming space with over 5,000 gaming positions. The casino operates over 4,200 video slot machines and virtual table games (including blackjack and roulette), as well as 108 live table games including blackjack, roulette, craps, a poker room and about 18 fabulous dining outlets! *While the casino allows smoking, the entire second floor is
smoke-free, including slots, table games, and dining, and this is where we will be. Twin River Casino is only about 50 minutes away. We will leave around 9:30 a.m., check out the casino, play some games, and then have lunch at one of the restaurants inside!
Thursday, April 21st Van will leave at 9:30 a.m. – please sign up! 8
April 2016 Trip to Bubbling Brook for Ice Cream
Friday, April 22 We will be leaving at 1:30 p.m. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
Trip to the New England Aquarium
The Aquarium is a global leader in saving endangered turtles. A new interactive exhibit gives you hands-on experience with the process of diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating these fascinating animals. Plus, you'll learn how communities are coming together to protect turtle habitats and get a glimpse at some of the Aquarium's greatest turtle rescue success stories. In addition to three species of sea turtle, there are thousands of other aquatic animals to visit at the Aquarium. Don't miss the fearsome lionfish, the delicate leafy seadragons or go out back to see the Northern fur seals and California sea lions in action. And be sure to visit the Atlantic harbor seals out front.
Monday, April 25 Ticket Cost: $24.95 Van will leave around 10:00 a.m. – Please sign up!
Captain Fishbones located in Quincy, MA offers fine dining; they specialize in Seafood, Steaks, Pasta, Desserts and much, much more. You will be dazzled by the food as well as the exciting atmosphere offered in Marina Bay. Join us for Lunch! Wednesday, April 27th Van will leave around 11:30 a.m.
Passover Seder with Rabbi Cherie
Passover (also known as Pesach or Pesah) begins on the evening of the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It is celebrated for seven days. On the first two nights, families and friends gather for the Passover Seders. All are welcome to come to the Great Room and learn more about Passover with Rabbi Cherie.
Wednesday, April 27th 3:00 p.m. in the Great Room