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April 18, 2013

Council on Aging activities

The Haverhill Council on Aging contributes this regular column to the Gazette.

:I-Pad workshop: Do you want to learn why so many people are purchasing I-Pads? Have you thought about buying an I-Pad? The Council on Aging has arranged for a special workshop to be held at the Apple Store at the Mall of Rockingham on April 26 at 8 a.m. Participants will have an opportunity to try out the latest I-Pad and learn what the excitement is all about. Call 978-374-2390 to register for this program. Space is limited.

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.

Improving quality of life in later years: Dr. Richard Mugavero of HealthSource of Bradford will host a Lunch and Learn Workshop titled “Healthy to 100” on April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. The event is designed to help participants learn how people are living longer and with a better quality of life. Mugavero will apply the techniques he uses on improving quality of life. Reservations are required by calling Mary Connolly, R.N., at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.

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