Remembering the Cambridge and Somerville social club

Remembering the Cambridge and Somerville social club

The Social Club was a unique environment It was a place for people to make friends

SOCIAL CLUB
As this is mental health month in our country I'd like to talk about about an agency with which I had a long and helpful relationship with. The name of this particular organization was called the Cambridge and Social Club. As long as you had a referral from your doctor or therapist, you were welcome. You also able to bring a guest. There were many things to do at the Social Club. The main attraction was the socializing of the clients. Many long lasting friendships were formed here

There were four large rooms at this establishments as well as three small office rooms. One room was where the 6 computers were. There also was furniture to hang out on and a manned snack bar. Another large room was where there also was chairs and couches as well as a television and stereo equipment. A bookcase was available for those taken to reading. The main room was the kitchen Staff would cook every night. there always was a full course meal. If you signed up to do a chore; you could eat for free. If you would rather pay and relax, you would never pay over two dollars for your meal.

There were many things to do outside of using the computers and eating a scrumptious dinner,Once we put on a play doing a parody of The Roling Stones called the strolling bones. What fun that was. Theatrical groups were held by a staff who was in an acting troupe.The most prestigious thing to come out of the Social club was a group called Tunefoolery. They got a grant and were paid for all of their performances here at the Social Club. The saddest day for all of the members came when the Governor cut off the funding for this program.But try as he might he could not cut out the nemories we treasure!!!