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June 13, 2012

Baby Boomers and Beyond

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A Scrabble group has formed and meets at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Players meet in the Library in the basement level of the Citizens Center.

The Council on Aging is offering on-going art classes with Cara Smoley. Classes will be held every Thursday from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Students should bring a 9-by-12 Bristol drawing pad, 2B pencil and kneaded eraser. Ms. 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 experienced through inexperienced students into her mixed-media classes.

An interactive support group titled The Challenges and Opportunities of Aging sponsored by Haverhill Council On Aging and facilitated by Rabbi Allan Press is held on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Discussions will include such topics as illness, loss, loneliness, isolation and discovering new paths to happiness. Rabbi Press, of Danville, N.H., a congregational rabbi for 26 years, holds a master's degree in pastoral counseling from the New York Theological Seminary and has served as a hospice chaplain for Merrimack Valley Hospice for seven years. Rabbi Press has counseled and assisted hundreds of individuals as they deal with many of life's challenges. He brings with him a compassionate, caring and loving heart, honesty and a capacity to listen well He has touched many people in profound ways and helped them to find their inner strength. Call Kathy or Rita to register at 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

Have you heard of SNAP? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal program that provides financial assistance to seniors and others who cannot cover the costs of a healthful diet. We have applications at the Council on Aging office and we will be happy to provide information and assistance to seniors.

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