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March 6, 2014

Scrabble group invites new players

It’s a classic game, one enjoyed by young and old alike.

Senior citizens have a chance to play Scrabble in an organized group setting. The group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Citizens Center.

New players are welcome.

IF YOU GO

What: Weekly Scrabble games

When: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Here are other local events and activities for senior citizens:

St. Patrick’s Day Party coming up: Tickets are on sale for the annual Council on Aging St. Patrick’s Day Party and Taffe Award presentation.

The event will be March 14 at DiBurro’s function hall. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10 for Haverhill senior citizens and $15 for others. This year’s award recipient will be Russell V. J. Chaput of the Disabled American Veterans, Hannah Dustin Chapter 20. Chaput, 86, was instrumental in erecting the Korean War Memorial statue at GAR Park and is dedicated to assisting disabled veterans.

For tickets, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

It’s a SNAP: The Greater Boston Food Bank has established a SNAP Outreach Program.

Every Monday and Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Brittany Mangini, a SNAP application assistance counselor, will be available to help elders with the application process and following up with the Department of Transitional Assistance.

There have been many changes to the eligibility for this benefit, so even if you have applied before or don’t think you’re eligible, stop by to talk to Mangini to make sure you get the benefits you deserve.

For additional information, contact Mangini at 617-431-8341 or bmangini@gbfb.org or stop by the Citizens Center to see her.

Bowling for men and women: The Council on Aging bowling group offers senior citizens a way to get some exercise and have some fun.

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