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March 28, 2013

Council on Aging activities

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Chair massages: Chair massages are available at the Citizens Center on the first Tuesday of every month. Licensed massage therapist Susan Ploueffe offers senior citizen pricing at $5 per session. This service is provided on a walk-in basis.

Help for diabetes victims: The Diabetes Support Group meets at the Citizens Center on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 45 on the second floor. Karen DiPietro, RD, CDE of Home Health VNA leads the group. This group provides important information to assist senior citizens living with diabetes. No reservations are required to attend.

Get out your dancing shoes: The Council on Aging offers line dancing class on Mondays at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. Instructor Susan Tribble is a seasoned professional and works in many area senior centers. Students will learn new dances. Call 978-374-2390 for additional details or to register for this class.

Tai chi classes: After the stressful holidays, tai chi provides a way to a calmer way of life. Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, and helps increase flexibility and balance. It is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercises and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. It is low impact and suitable for older adults. The Council on Aging offers tai chi each Thursday at 9 a.m. The cost is $5 per one-hour session. Call 978-374-2390 for details.

Spring trips planned: The Council on Aging has some new trips lined up for the spring. A Toast to Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe will take place on April 16 at Venus de Milo in Swansea for $75 per person. A trip to The Don Who? Show at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Harrisville, R.I., for $49 per person will be on April 26. A tour of Little Italy in Providence, R.I., will happen May 15 for $72 per person. Contact the Council on Aging for additional information.

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