New trips: The Council on Aging is offering several new trips.
Contact the council if you are interested in joining any of the following excursions: May 18 — Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport, Groups, $89; May 20 — North Shore Acappella at Luciano’s, $79; June 7 — Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Groups, $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, Groups, $79; July 29 — The Spirit of Boston, $79; Aug. 9 —Cruise Lake Sunapee and NH Craftsmen Annual Fair, $89; Aug. 13 — Great American Song Book with Lydia Harrell at Fosters Clambake, $85; and Aug. 17 — Martha’s Vineyard, $89.
Sudoku group: The Council on Aging is starting a basic Sudoku group.
If you have any interest in participating, call 978-374-2390.
‘Bones and Brain’ exercise: The exercise class “Bones and Brain” is underway Mondays at 11 a.m.
Classes will be held at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. This is a comprehensive program of fitness appropriate for senior citizens. The program focuses on balance training to prevent falls, strength training to increase bone density, and age-appropriate trivia to challenge the brain. By incorporating trivia questions along with the workout not only challenge your body, but your brain, too. To register or for more information, call 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.
Trip planned to a cappella show: The Council on Aging and Best of Times is offering a trip to Luciano’s Lake Pearl in Wrentham on May 20 for a North Shore Acappella performance.
Cost is $79 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon and show.
It’s a SNAP: The Greater Boston Food Bank has established a SNAP Outreach Program.
Every Monday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Brittany Mangini, a SNAP application assistance counselor, will be available to help elders with the application process and following up with the Department of Transitional Assistance. There have been many changes to the eligibility for this benefit, so even if you have applied before or don’t think you’re eligible, stop by to talk to Mangini to make sure you get the benefits you deserve. For additional information, contact Mangini at 617-431-8341 or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Citizens Center to see her.