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September 19, 2013

Senior Citizen Corner

Community craft fair is next month

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Looking for volunteers: People are needed at the Citizens Center on Mondays and Thursdays from noon until about 3 p.m.

For details, call 978-374-2390.

Bingo: Bingo is played at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., every Monday and Thursday at 1 p.m., and Super Bingo is played on Mondays only.

There are many new friends to meet at bingo, and we welcome all players who are 60 and older or disabled.

In case of emergency: Make the entrance to your home convenient for fire and ambulance service with no damage to the house.

Haverhill residents can have a lock box attached to the outside of the house or apartment. For additional information, contact Fire Department Deputy LaLiberty at 978-373-8460 or Joel Berg 978-374-2390, ext. 38.

Looking for Medicare volunteers: The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) Program is looking for Haverhill residents to help Medicare beneficiaries in your community to navigate the Medicare system.

You can become a SHINE counselor and help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare benefits and options. Learn how to simply explain Medicare, compare the costs and benefits of Medicare options. You will volunteer at the Haverhill Senior Center while providing an urgently needed and appreciated service to Haverhill residents.

For more information, please contact Susan Cripps at 978-946-1374 to learn how you can join this valuable program.

Improve your golf game: The Council on Aging Golf Clinic at Garrison Golf Course, 660 Hilldale Ave., has begun.

The clinic is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. There is also a ladies golf clinic on Monday Mornings at 9 a.m. Contact Ted Murphy at the Garrison Golf Course at 978-374-9380 for more information.

Drivers needed: The NEET (Northern Essex Elder Transport Inc.) program is in need of volunteer drivers to help senior citizens get to medical appointments.

Reimbursement is made at 43 cents per mile. Please contact Kathy Fairchild at 978-388-7474.

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