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October 4, 2012

Council on Aging activities

Flu shots for Haverhill residents ages 6 months and older will be offered at the Citizens Center Mondays in October from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of Columbus Day. Please bring Medicare or insurance cards. For additional information, contact Mary Connolly, RN, at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.

The Council on Aging is offering a gambling get-away to the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City from Nov. 7 to 9. This fully-escorted tour includes motor coach, hotel accommodations, $25 slot bonus, two buffet dinners, and a “Christmas from the White Mountains” show featuring Don Who. Cost for this trip is $179 per person, double occupancy.

Anyone with an interest in going to the Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall is asked to contact Kathy Bresnahan at the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, ext. 11.

The Council on Aging is offering two new holiday trips. The Christmas in Stockbridge trip will depart on Nov. 28. The cost is $79 per person. The Indian Head Resort Legendary Christmas trip will depart Dec. 5. The cost is $65 per person. Details are available by calling 978-374-2390.

The Council on Aging will host a senior knitting and craft fair on Nov. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This fair will provide an opportunity for knitters and crafters to sell their items and for holiday shoppers to make buys. Please call Kathy Bresnahan, ext. 11, or Rita LaBella, ext. 16, at 978-374-2390 if you are a senior citizen who would like to sell items.

A representative from Community Action’s Heating Assistance Program will be at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the application process for this winter. Eligibility for this program is based on income only. Assets are not considered for participation. Assistance is not available for residents living in subsidized housing where heat is included in the rent. Homeowners who qualify may also receive additional assistance with additional utility expenses, such as natural gas, telephone and electricity.

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