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September 12, 2013

Residents 65 and older get half-price train trips

Thinking of taking a trip to Boston, maybe to visit a museum or see a play?

If you’re 65 or older, you can save significantly on the cost of the trip by taking the commuter train.

People of that age group are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the train ride. It’s part of the MBTA Senior/TAP program.

IF YOU GO

:What: Commuter train rides to Boston

Where: Get on the train at the downtown Haverhill station or the Bradford station near the south side of the Comeau Bridge. Both stations have parking lots.

:Who: People 65 and older are eligible for half-price tickets.

:More information: Call the Council on Aging at 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.

Halloween dance planned: 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.

More details are available by calling 978-374-2390.

: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.

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