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March 7, 2013

Council on Aging activities

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Rides to medical appointments: The Merrimack Valley Transportation offers a program called EZ Trans for people who are at least 60 years old and people who are disabled. EZ Tran is a “shared ride” service intended to accommodate those who cannot use the MVRTA fixed route bus system. Communities serviced by EZ Trans include Andover, Amesbury, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport and North Andover. Rides are also available to Lahey Clinic in Peabody and several Boston hospitals. Special services require a 21-day application period. Contact the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority at 978-469-6878 for details.

Yoga classes: Yoga is offered twice a week at the Citizens Center. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Flyn Costello leads a one-hour yoga 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.

Piano lessons: Piano instructor Helen Hamilton is offering private beginner lessons at the Citizens Center on Mondays. The cost is $12.

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

Variety of activities offered: The Citizens Center offers yoga, tai chi, Zumba Gold, bridge, chess club, 45 tournaments, whist, art classes, mahjong, ESL classes, citizenship classes, conversational Spanish classes, woodcarving, bingo and other activities. Please check the City of Haverhill website for a listing.

Trips planned all year: The Council on Aging plans the following trips:

April 16: Toast to Dino and Marilyn at Venus de Milo, $75

:April 26: Joanne Travel, Don Who at Wright Farm, $49

May 10 to 17: Cruise to Bermuda, Grand American Tours, starting at $924

May 15: Tour of Little Italy, Providence, R.I., Joanne Travel, $72

May 19 and 20: The Beacon, Joanne Travel, $169 person, double occupancy

June 12: The Drifters, Danversport Yacht Club, $79

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

July 16: Lake Winnepesaukee and Castle in the Clouds, $90

Sept. 5: The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue, Venus De Milo, $59

Oct.16: Italian Festival, Luciano’s, $79

Dec. 2: Time Machine’s The Magic of Christmas Show, Joanne Travel, Lomardo’s $64

Details on all trips and activities are available by contacting Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390 or kbresnahan@cityofhaverhill.com.

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