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February 6, 2014

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It is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercises and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. It is low impact and suitable for older adults. The Council on Aging offers tai chi on Thursdays at 9 a.m. The cost is $5 per one-hour session. Call 978-374-2390 for details.

Help sought for bingo games: Volunteers to work at bingo are need at the Citizens Center Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Anyone interested is asked to call 978-374-2390.

Helping with plantings, cleanups: Haverhill’s Brightside organization is seeking the public’s help.

Many programs are in progress, including Bloomfest, Adopt-A-Park, community gardens and cleanups. Interested people are encouraged to become involved to help to beautify the city. For more information, contact Elaine Barker at 978-372-3861.

Making key changes with a phone call: Senior citizens can call 800-772-1213 to replace Medicare cards or make changes to addresses or phone numbers.

Changes to direct deposit, proof of benefit amounts, Social Security card applications, field office locations, information messages, social security statements and other information can be obtained by calling this number.

Mexican Train played: The Dominos Mexican Train game is played at the Citizens Center on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

If you are interested, contact Kathy or Rita at the Council on Aging 978-374-2390. An instructor teaches novice players.

Scrabble games played: A Scrabble group has formed and meets at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Citizens Center.

New players are welcome.

Art classes offered: The Council on Aging is offering art classes with Cara Smoley.

Classes are held every Thursday from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Students should bring a 9-by-12 Bristol drawing pad, a 2B pencil and a kneaded eraser.

Smoley received a certificate in art at Cooper Union in New York City, and received her BFA from the University of Colorado. She is a seasoned art instructor and welcomes both experienced and inexperienced students into her mixed-media classes.

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