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July 25, 2013

Council on Aging activities

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Other trips offered: The Council on Aging has added several new trips to the summer and fall season. A summer sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and visit to Gloucester and Rockport is scheduled for July 31. Cost of the trip is $93. A fall foliage trip to White River Junction and Queechee George, Vermont, is also being offered. The trip includes a full-course luncheon at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms and a train tour on White River Flyer. Cost of the trip is $89 per person.

Lobster feast: A lobster feast on Cabbage Island in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is planned for Aug. 15.

Helping military and their families: Local Heroes Inc. is a non-profit organization working to support our local servicemen and servicewomen and their families. All donations received go directly to them. Over the last eight years, Local Heroes Inc. has sent more than 15,000 packages to our military across the globe. Local Heroes Inc. needs your help to successfully reach its goal. Acts of charity from the community are extremely important to the success of our troops. The little things from home can have a large positive impact on the success of our soldiers. The Haverhill Council on Aging and Veterans Services would like to help Haverhill senior citizens and others to make these donations by collecting items and delivering them to Wilmington. Call 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16, for information on what items are requested or to volunteer to help with the project.

:Chair massages with special pricing: 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.

Support for diabetics: A 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.

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