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January 24, 2013

Council on Aging activities

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

:Trips planned: The Council on Aging has some great 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. The Don Who? Show will happen on April 26 at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Harrisville, R.I., for $49 per person. A tour of Little Italy in Providence, R.I., will take place on May 15 for $72 per person. Contact the Council on Aging for additional information.

:Phone checks on elders: The Greater Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club is sponsoring a free program titled “Phone Pals” for housebound Haverhill elders. Participants will be contacted by phone on a daily or weekly schedule by trained volunteers. This program offers health care reminders, referrals to appropriate service providers, education information and emergency safety checks. Phone Pals is free and offered as a public service by the Greater Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club. Funding is provided by the Griffin-White Foundation. Contact Elizabeth Vallerand, program coordinator, at 978-398-5228 or myphonepal@yahoo.com for additional information.

:Bingo workers needed: Volunteers to work at bingo are needed at the Citizens Center Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. Please call 978-374-2390 if you are interested.

:Programs to beautify city: Haverhill’s Brightside is reorganizing and seeks the public’s help. Many programs are in progress including Bloomfest, Adopt-A-Park, community gardens and cleanups. Interested people are encouraged to become involved help to beautify the city. More information is available from Elaine Barker at 978-372-3861.

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