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October 8, 2009

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Halloween event for adults/seniors

Haverhill's Council on Aging and Bethany Communities will host a trip to the Venus de Milo in Swansea for a Halloween Hoot and Howl, Thursday morning, Oct. 29. Includes live entertainment, dancing, treats, prizes and lunch. Costumes are optional and participation in a costume contest is encouraged. For more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390, kbresnahan@cityofhaverhill.com or call Darlene Sutton at 978-374-2165.

Upcoming trips

The Haverhill Council on Aging and Bethany Community Services in Haverhill are hosting a variety of day and overnight trips:

Oct 15 and 16: Kennebunkport, Maine. Day one includes transportation from Haverhill to Wells, Maine, on the "Downeaster," motorcoach transportation to the Nonantum Resort, lunch, sightseeing tour by local guide, and a complete dinner. Day two includes a full breakfast, browsing time in Kennebunkport, shopping at the Kittery outlets, and a lunch stop. Cost is $335 per person, double occupancy and $396 per person, single occupancy. A deposit of $25 per person is required with balance due Sept. 24. Insurance is available.

Oct. 28: A trip to the Peabody Essex Museum for a special exhibition of Iris Apfel's designs. The cost is $36 per person and includes admission, a guided tour and transportation.

Nov. 2: Atlantic City and the Tropicana Casino and Resort on the Boardwalk.

Dec. 5-7: New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins in Miami, FL.

Dec. 6-7: Historic Hudson River Valley.

Tours in 2010:

Feb. 20-28: Eastern Caribbean Cruise.

For more details, call Kathy Bresnahan, ext. 11, or Rita LaBella, ext. 16, at 978-374-2390 or Darlene Sutton at 978-374-2165.

Green Books available

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley has made Green Books available throughout the area. The free resource guide to programs and services for older adults and adults with disabilities is available at the Haverhill public library and through the Council on Aging. Clients of Pentucket Medical Center may pick up a copy at any one of its offices. The book is a reference source for more than 150 categories, including housing, health insurance, nutrition, home health care, day care, long-term care and opportunities for volunteering and education. Copies are available in English and Spanish.

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