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October 17, 2013

Time try out tai chi


Bingo games: There are chances to play bingo twice a week at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Super bingo is played every Monday at 1 p.m. Regular bingo games are Thursdays at 1 p.m. Players must be 60 or older, or disabled.

Players are welcome to drop in for the fun.

Important Medicare information on the way: Don’t ignore your Medicare mail.

If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you should be receiving information from your plan by the end of September. It is important to understand and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2014.

During the annual Medicare open enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you will have a chance to change your plan for next year. SHINE counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. For an appointment, contact the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, ext. 19.

Body mechanics information session: The event will be offered at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Body mechanics refers to the way we move during every day activities. Good body mechanics may be able to prevent or correct problems with posture. Good body mechanics may also protect your body, especially your back, from pain and injury. Rhonda Martin of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network will lead the group in a series of activities including carrying groceries, lifting boxes and household chores to practice proper body mechanics.

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.

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