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May 8, 2014

Time to test out your green thumb


Safety with the Seasons: Lesley Zamansky, RN and Erica Venuti, RN, community health nurses for Guardian Healthcare will present Safety with the Seasons.

As spring and summer approach, learn ways to stay safe and healthy — recognizing and caring for insect bites, protecting yourself from over exposure to heat and sun, proper nutrition/hydration, safety with mobility and fall prevention, how the different seasons can affect your health. The presentation will be May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center; 10 Welcome St. Luncheon will follow at 11 a.m. Goody bags will be handed out with informational material. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Mary Connolly at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.

Home Modification Loan Program: On June 9, Alan Trebat will speak on the Home Modification Loan Program at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

The Home Modification Loan Program was established by the Massachusetts legislature to provide loans in amounts between $1,000 and $30,000 for modifications to the primary, permanent residence of elders, and individuals with disabilities. These loans allow homeowners in Massachusetts to remain in their home and must specifically relate to a person in the household’s ability to function on a daily basis.

Cape May trip: The council is offering an overnight trip to Wildwood Crest and Cape May, New Jersey, June 3 to 6.

The trip includes oceanfront accommodations at the Pan American or Port Royal Hotel in Wildwood Crest, seven meals, entertainment each evening, a visit to Atlantic City, a guided tour of Renault Winery, and a guided tour of historic Cape May. Cost for this trip is $459 per person, double occupancy. Contact the Council on Aging for more information.

New trips: The Council on Aging is offering many new trips.

Contact the council if you are interested in joining any of the following excursions: May 18 — Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport, $89; May 20 — North Shore Acappella at Luciano’s, $79; June 7 — Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, $94; June 11 — The Temptations at Venus de Milo, $79; July 23 — Best of the Golden Oldies at Danversport Yacht Club, $79; July 26 — Boston Harbor Tours, $79; July 29 — The Spirit of Boston, $79; Aug. 9 — Cruise Lake Sunapee and N.H. Craftsmen Annual Fair, $89; Aug. 13 — Great American Song Book with Lydia Harrell at Fosters Clambake, $85; and Aug. 17 — Martha’s Vineyard, $89.

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