Special services require a 21-day application period. Contact the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority at 978-469-6878 for details.
People who are at least 65 years old 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.
Volunteers needed to help seniors: The Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to assist with its Brown Bag program, held on the first Tuesday of every month.
Volunteers are needed for about three hours from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. There is also a need for drivers to provide transportation to doctor and hospital appointments through the NEET program.
Many senior citizens are no longer able to drive and have difficulty getting to appointments to area hospitals and doctors. If you can give a few hours a month to assist, contact Kathy Fairchild at NEET (Northern Essex Elder Transportation) 978-388-7474. Several additional volunteer opportunities are also available.
Newsletter: Be sure to pick up a copy of the newsletter, The Voice, for a complete listing of the Council on Aging’s activities and trips.
The Voice is available for viewing at www.ci.haverhill.ma.us or you can send your email address to email@example.com to receive a copy via email.
New Year’s Eve trip: The Council on Aging will have a trip Dec. 31 to the New Year’s Eve Day Party at Danversport Yacht Club at a cost of $79.
Details are available by contacting Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.