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November 29, 2012

Council on Aging activities

Giving tree

The Council on Aging Giving Tree will be up on Dec. 1. People are encouraged to stop by the Citizens Center lobby at 10 Welcome St. and pick up a gift tag. All gifts will be brought to local nursing homes and distributed to senior citizens in need.

Free lunch

The Council on Aging will host a free pizza lunch on Dec. 3 at 11:15 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Please contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390, ext. 11 to make a reservation.

Helping hurricane victims

The Council on Aging is pleased to assist Sharon Tucker with her relief effort on behalf of the youngest victims of Hurricane Sandy. A fire erupted in Breezy Point, N.Y., during the hurricane, and some families lost everything.

Tucker, a former state senator, is soliciting holiday donations which will be forwarded by truck to New York in time for the holidays.

Toys, books and cuddle blankets are needed for children up to 12 years old, and may be left with Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., second floor. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 1 to allow time for shipping. Additional information is available from Tucker at tuck4ely@hotmail.com.

Holiday lunch

The Council on Aging and The Oxford will have a holiday lunch Dec. 6 at 11:15 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Tickets are $1 and must be purchased in advance.

Holiday party tickets available

Tickets are on sale for the Council on Aging’s annual Christmas/holiday party. The party will be Dec. 12, at DiBurro’s function hall in Ward Hill. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the party will start at 11:30 a.m. Tables of 10 can be reserved. The cost is $10 for Haverhill residents and $15 for non-residents. Tickets can be purchased from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

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