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May 1, 2014

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Vartabedian speaks: Tom Vartabedian will do a presentation on his vacation to the National Parks on May 20 at 10 a.m. He will share his experience and photos of his vacation. He is a longtime writer and photographer for the Gazette.

Legal Checkup: May Is National Elder Law Month. Faith Delaney, elder law attorney in Haverhill, is giving a talk at the Citizen’s Center on May 22 titled “Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup.’’ She will provide seniors information regarding the legal documents every senior should have in place to ensure that he or she is in control in the future, or has the person the senior trusts in control. She will also give people tips on trusts and protecting assets from potential nursing home costs. Faith is a Haverhill native who has been practicing law for 20 years.

Safety with the Seasons: Lesley Zamansky RN and Erica Venuti RN, community health nurses for Guardian Healthcare will present Safety with the Seasons. As spring and summer approach, learn ways to stay safe and healthy — recognizing and caring for insect bites, protecting yourself from over exposure to heat and sun, proper nutrition/hydration, safety with mobility and fall prevention, how the different seasons can affect your health. Join us Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Haverhill Citizen Center; 10 Welcome St. Luncheon will follow at 11:00 AM. Goody bags will be handed out with informational material. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Mary Connolly at 978-374-2390 X15.

Home Modification Loan Program: On June 9, Alan Trebat will speak on the Home Modification Loan Program. At 10:30 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) was established by the Massachusetts legislature to provide loans in amounts between $1,000 and $30,000 for modifications to the primary, permanent residence of elders, and individuals with disabilities. These loans allow homeowners in Massachusetts to remain in their home and must specifically relate to a person in the household’s ability to function on a daily basis.

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