Better eating: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal program that provides financial assistance to seniors and others who cannot cover the costs of a healthy diet.
The Council on Aging office has applications and can provide information and help to seniors.
Cheaper train rides: People 65 and older are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the commuter train to Boston.
If you would like to learn more about the MBTA Senior/TAP program, please contact Kathy Bresnahan at the Council on Aging.
Tai chi classes: The Council on Aging offers tai chi each Thursday at 9 a.m. and the cost is $5 per one-hour session.
Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, and also helps increase flexibility and balance. It is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercise 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.
More information is available by calling 978-374-2390.
Continuing your education: The COOL Program at Northern Essex Community College offers interesting and challenging education opportunities for life-long learners who are 50 and older.
This program provides a wide variety of topics to be explored each semester. For additional information, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225.
Taking in a show: Best of Times is offering “Liza and Judy Together Again” at Venus De Milo in Swansea on Nov. 12.
Tickets are $79 per person and include luncheon, show and motor coach transportation.
Overnight trip planned: Due to popular demand, the Council on Aging is hosting an overnight trip to the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway, N.H., Nov. 21 and 22.
This trip includes great dining, holiday entertainment, special cocktail pricing and shopping at the Christmas Dove and Calef’s Country Store in Barrington, N.H. Cost is $230 per person, double occupancy. Contact the Council on Aging for additional details.