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August 22, 2013

Golf course offers lessons

If you’re interested in golf, it’s time to get in the swing of things at Garrison Golf Course.

A golf clinic for senior citizens is happening weekly at the club, 660 Hilldale Ave.

The clinic is run by Garrison owner Ted Murphy, whose family has operated the course for decades and also owns the Bradford Country Club course.


:What: Golf clinic for senior citizens

:Where: Garrison Golf Course, 660 Hilldale Ave.

:When: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ladies clinic on Mondays at 9 a.m.

:Who: Lessons given by course owner Ted Murphy

:More information: Call Murphy at 978-374-9380

Here are other events and activities available to Haverhill’s senior citizens:

Volunteer nursing home ombudsman program: The Council on Aging will host a presentation by Rose McGarry, director of the Elder Services Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

About 600 residents are in Haverhill nursing homes, and ombudsman volunteers visit residents and advocate for those in need. The program is a safety measure to protect residents’ rights. The Ombudsman Program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is the largest in Massachusetts and additional volunteer ombudsmen are needed.

Contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390 to register.

Tufts representative discusses Medicare: Gerald Lodge of the Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred Plan will be at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Sept. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. to speak with current Tufts members as well as new members.

The Medicare open enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and during this period people may change their plans.

Computer workshop offered: Miklos Jakos will present a computer program titled “How To Do 10 Basic Procedures” at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

Jako will provide information on working with pictures, music and video; backing up your files; emailing; and the Internet. To register, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

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