The Recreation Department and Council on Aging has tickets to the Lowell Spinners game on July 30 at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for senior citizens to spend time enjoying entertainment with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandparents will receive a complimentary hot dog and soda from the Lowell Spinners. Transportation is not included. Reservations are by calling 978-374-2390 or emailing email@example.com.
The Council on Aging will host a presentation on scams and identity theft. The presentation will cover scams that are currently circulating communities, major red flags to watch for, and the precautionary steps people can take to protect themselves. Amy Schram of the Better Business Bureau will discuss this topic at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on June 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Council on Aging's painting and drawing students are showing their work at the public library in an art exhibit on the second floor. Art will be on display at the library through June 27.
The Council on Aging is offering an intergenerational trip to Boston for a Duck Tour. Participants will depart the morning of July 12 and tickets are $63 per person. The trip includes a stop for lunch at Quincy Market, to be paid by participants.
The Book Club is reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" during the month of June. Anyone interested in reading the book and joining the club can simply read the book and come to the book discussion meeting on July 11 at noon. The book is available from the Council on Aging.
The Council on Aging will host a free Medicare discussion for recent retirees and Baby Boomers who are approaching age 65. The discussion will be June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Participants will learn about applying for Medicare, part D coverage, and many other aspects of applying for Medicare.
The Council on Aging's annual Fourth of July party will be held June 28 at Northern Essex Community College, Elliott Street. George Whitehouse of A Goodtimes DJ will entertain. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Council on Aging by calling 978-374-2390.
A few tickets are still available for the trip to the Foxwoods Resort Casino planned for July 11. Cost is $30 and includes deluxe motor coach transportation, buffet lunch and Keno play. Reservations are by calling 978-374-2390 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garrison Par Three Golf Clinic for senior citizens is in full swing. Join Ted Murphy and learn some techniques to improve your game. If you are a beginner, Murphy will help you to learn the game. Cost of the clinic is $10 per person.
The Council on Aging trip to see the Tall Ships on July 2 is filling up fast. The trip includes transportation to Boston and a 90-minute hour harbor tour for $62 per person.
On June 27, the Council on Aging will have a trip to the Foxwoods Resort Casino for gaming and "A Tribute to Dino" by Ricci Martin, the son of Dean Martin. The trip is $62 per person and includes motor coach transportation, show, and casino bonus with buffet lunch.
The Council on Aging woodcarving class is held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. More information is available by calling the council.
A new cribbage group has formed at the Citizens Center and has games on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Interested people are welcome to stop by.
Dominoes "Mexican Train" will be played at the Citizens Center on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested is asked to contact the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390. An instructor will teach novice players.
A Scrabble group has formed and meets at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Players meet in the library in the basement level of the Citizens Center.
The Council on Aging is offering art classes with Cara Smoley. Classes are held every Thursday from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Students should bring a 9-by-12-inch Bristol drawing pad, 2B pencil, and kneaded eraser. Smoley is a seasoned art instructor and welcomes experienced and inexperienced students into her mixed-media classes.
An Interactive Support Group titled "The Challenges and Opportunities of Aging'' sponsored by Haverhill Council On Aging and led by Rabbi Allan Press is held Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Discussions include topics such as illness, loss, loneliness, isolation, and discovering new paths to happiness. Press of Danville has been a congregational rabbi for 26 years, holds a master's degree in pastoral counseling from the New York Theological Seminary and has been a hospice chaplain for Merrimack Valley Hospice for seven years. He has counseled and assisted hundreds of people as they deal with many of life's challenges. Registration is by calling 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal program that provides financial help to senior citizens and others who cannot cover the costs of a healthy diet. Applications and information are available at the Council on Aging office.
Due to popular demand, the Council on Aging announces a second weekly Zumba Gold class on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. It is a Zumba Gold toning class and will incorporate light weights into the workout. This class will be taught by certified Zumba Gold instruction Stephanie Smith and will complement the Thursday Zumba Gold class which is held at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per class.
Penacook Place is hosting an Alzheimer's Family Support Group on the last Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. The group will meet in the conference room at Penacook Place, 150 Water St. More information is available from Barbara Stricsek at 978-374-0707.
Each month, the Council on Aging distributes more than 2,000 copies of its newsletter, "The Voice," throughout the city. The council needs volunteers to collate newsletters and deliver them. Anyone interested in helping is asked to call 978-374-2390, ext. 16.
The Oxford at 689 Main St. invites people of all ages to play bingo games the last Wednesday of every month. Coffee and dessert is served. Reservations are by calling the Council on Aging.
Anyone with issues or questions regarding their health insurance is welcome to contact one of the Council on Aging's SHINE counselors. Appointments can be made by calling 978-374-2390, ext. 19.
People who are at least 65 years old are eligible for a 50-percent discount on the commuter train to Boston. More information about the MBTA Senior/TAP program is available from Kathy Bresnahan at the Council on Aging.
The Council on Aging's bowling group meets on Mondays at 11 a.m. at the newly renovated All Saints Bowling Center, 26 Broadway.