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September 19, 2013

Senior Citizen Corner

Community craft fair is next month

This is the season for fairs, and the Council on Aging plans one of its major events for next month.

The council will host a craft fair on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Local senior citizens will be selling handcrafted items.

More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

IF YOU GO

What: Council on Aging craft fair

When: Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Here are other events and activities for Haverhill senior citizens:

Halloween dance planned: Get your dancing shoes ready and save the date.

The Council on Aging is planning a Halloween Dance for Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. Costumes will be optional, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

A Goodtime D.J. George Whitehouse will provide music, and as a special treat Whitehouse will bring his wicked fun Coney Island Photo booth. More details will be announced.

:Visit the symphony: The Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering visits to morning rehearsals, and the Council on Aging has tickets for the Oct. 17 10:30 a.m. rehearsal.

This is an opportunity to meet new conductor Andris Nelsons. The program includes works of Wagner, Mozart and Brahms. Tickets are $40 for first-balcony center seats and transportation. Call 978-374-2390 to make your reservations. Seating is limited.

:Lecture on dementia: Darcey Adams, vice president of Community Programs and Care Transitions for Lahey Health Senior Care, will present “When to Worry About Memory Loss — Normal Aging vs. Dementia.”

The presentation will be Sept. 24 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., at 10 a.m. Learn how aging changes the brain and discover strategies for managing challenging behaviors. This is a program for caregivers and all who are concerned with memory loss. Call Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390 to register.

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