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June 13, 2013

Council on Aging activities

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Help needed preparing lunches: The Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to assist with its Brown Bag program held on the first Tuesday of every month. Volunteers are needed from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is also a need for drivers to provide transportation to doctor and hospital appointments through the NEET program. Many senior citizens are no longer able to drive and have difficulty getting to hospital and doctor appointments. If you can give a few hours a month to help, contact Kathy Fairchild at NEET (Northern Essex Elder Transportation) 978-388-7474. Several additional volunteer opportunities are also available.

Weekly bowling group: A bowling group meets on Mondays at 11 a.m. at the All Saints Bowling Center, 26 Broadway.

Drop-in Zumba class: Zumba Gold instructor Stephanie Smith holds classes every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is $5 per week. This is offered as a drop-in class. Toning Zumba is offered every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Yoga classes: Yoga is offered twice a week at the Citizens Center. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Flyn Costello leads a one-hour class for people of all ages. On Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Mary Van Abs offers a 90-minute gentle senior yoga class. Cost is $5 for a one-hour class and $7.50 for a 90-minute class.

Health insurance questions answered: Anyone with issues or questions regarding health insurance can contact one of the Council on Aging’s SHINE counselors by calling 978-374-2390, ext. 19.

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

Trips all year long: The Council on Aging plans these trips:

June 23: Isle of Shoals and Portsmouth Harbor Cruise, $89

July 11: Tour of Little Italy, Providence, R.I., Joanne Travel, $72

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