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March 21, 2013

Council on Aging activities


Zumba classes: Due to popular demand, the Council on Aging announces a second weekly Zumba Gold class on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This class will be a Zumba Gold Toning class incorporating light weights. The class will be taught by certified Zumba Gold instructor Stephanie Smith and will complement the Thursday Zumba Gold class, which is held at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per class.

Support for families of Alzheimer’s patients: 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. Contact Barbara Stricsek at 978-374-0707 for additional information.

Newsletter distributed: Each month, the Council on Aging distributes more than 2,000 copies of its newsletter, “The Voice,” throughout the city. The council is seeking volunteers to collate newsletters and deliver them to specific locations. Anyone interested in helping is asked to call 978-374-2390, ext. 16.

Health insurance questions answered: People with issues or questions regarding health insurance are encouraged to contact a SHINE counselor. Appointments can be made by calling 978-374-2390, ext. 19.

Commuter train discounts: People at least 65 years old are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the commuter train to Boston. If you would like to learn more about the MBTA Senior/TAP program, please contact Kathy Bresnahan at the Council on Aging.

Bowling group welcomes members: A bowling group meets on Mondays at 11 a.m. at the newly renovated All Saints Bowling Center, 26 Broadway. New members are welcome.

Lunch program helpers needed: The Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to assist with its Brown Bag Program held on the first Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed from 8:45 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 unable to drive and have difficulty getting to appointments at area hospitals and doctors. If you can give a few hours a month to assist, contact Kathy Fairchild at NEET (Northern Essex Elder Transportation) at 978-388-7474. Several additional volunteer opportunities are also available.

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