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September 5, 2013

Calling all dancing ghosts and goblins

It’s almost me to get on your dancing shoes and dress up like your favorite Halloween character.

The Council on Aging will have a Halloween dance on Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m.

Costumes will be optional, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

A Goodtime DJ George Whitehouse will provide music. The event will also feature a photo booth where people attending the dance can have their pictures taken in groups.

IF YOU GO

What: Halloween dance

When: Oct. 31, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Council on Aging, Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

More details: Call 978-374-2390

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

Craft fair planned: The Council on Aging will host its second annual craft fair Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crafters must be 60 years or older and there is no table fee. All items must be handcrafted. Call 978-374-2390 to reserve a space.

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

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 reservations. Seating is limited.

:Key time for Medicare changes: 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. During the annual Medicare open enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you will have a chance to change your plan for next year.

SHINE counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. Contact the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, ext. 19., for an appointment with a counselor.

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