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November 14, 2013

20th annual Festival of Trees to offer seniors free admission

The event may be in Methuen, but some Haverhill people are rallying to be there.

The 20th annual Festival of Trees will be from Nov. 23 to Dec. 7 at 13 Branch St., Methuen.

The event will have senior citizens and Red Hatter days on Nov. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free for senior citizens and members of the Red Hatters social organization.

IF YOU GO

What: Methuen’s 20th annual Festival of Trees senior citizens and Red Hatter days

When: Nov. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 13 Branch St., Methuen

Admission: Free for senior citizens and Red Hatter group members

Here are events and activities for Haverhill senior citizens:

Thanksgiving luncheon: The Council on Aging is planning a Thanksgiving luncheon for Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m.

A turkey meal will be provided by Broadway Caterers. Tickets are $6 per person.

Bowling for exercise and fun: Looking for a way to stretch out your legs, get a little exercise and have some fun?

Look no further than the newly renovated All Saints Bowling Center at 26 Broadway. The Council on Aging’s weekly bowling group meet at the center on Mondays at 11 a.m.

Although the center is often used by students from St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, there is plenty of room for senior citizens to join in on the fun.

Train ride discounts: 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

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.

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