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November 1, 2012

Council on Aging activities

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Bingo and Super Bingo: Bingo is played at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., every Monday and Thursday at 1 p.m. Super Bingo is played on Mondays only. Anyone 60 and older or disabled is welcome to play.

Financial help for healthy eating: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal program that provides financial assistance to senior citizens and others who cannot cover the costs of a healthy diet. The Council on Aging office has applications.

Help with transportation: The Merrimack Valley Transportation offers the EZ Trans program for people 60 and older and disabled people. EZ Tran is a “shared ride” service intended to accommodate those who cannot use the MVRTA fixed route bus system. Communities serviced by EZ Trans include Andover, Amesbury, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport and North Andover. Rides are also available to Lahey Clinic in Peabody and several Boston hospitals. Special services require a 21-day application period. Contact the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority at 978-469-6878 for details.

Bowling on Mondays: The Council on Aging’s bowling group meets on Mondays at 11 a.m. at All Saints Bowling Center, 26 Broadway. New bowlers are welcome.

Piano lessons: Piano instructor Helen Hamilton, is offering private beginner lessons at the Citizens Center on Mondays. Cost is $12.

Council’s newsletter available: Be sure to pick up a copy of our newsletter, The Voice, for a complete listing of our activities and trips. The Voice is available for viewing at www.ci.haverhill.ma.us or you can send your email address to rlabella@cityofhaverhill.com to receive your copy via email.

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