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September 26, 2013

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Do you like symphony music?

Would you like a chance to see behind the scenes of a major orchestra?

The Council on Aging has just the trip for you.

The council has tickets for the Oct. 17 rehearsal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

This is an opportunity to see new conductor Andris Nelsons. The program will include works of Wagner, Mozart and Brahms.

IF YOU GO

What: Boston Symphony Orchestra rehearsal.

When: Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $40 for first-balcony center seats and transportation.

How: Call 978-374-2390 to make reservations. Seating is limited.

Here are other events and activities for Haverhill senior citizens:

Craft fair: The Council on Aging will host a craft fair Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Local senior citizens will be selling handcrafted items. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Halloween dance planned: Get your dancing shoes ready and save the date.

The Council on Aging is planning a Halloween Dance for Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. Costumes will be optional, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

A Goodtime D.J. George Whitehouse will provide music, and as a special treat Whitehouse will bring his wicked fun Coney Island Photo booth. More details will be announced.

Important Medicare information on the way: Don’t ignore your Medicare mail.

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. It is important to understand and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2014.

During the annual Medicare open enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you will have a chance to change your plan for next year. SHINE counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. For an appointment, contact the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, ext. 19.

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