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October 3, 2013

Stay in shape, get relaxed with yoga

It’s a good way to stay in shape, but not overly strenuous and easy on the joints.

Experts say it’s also relaxing and can boost your health by keeping you flexible.

Yoga classes are offered to local senior citizens and other residents twice a week at the Citizens Center.

Flyn Costello leads a one-hour class for people of all ages Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Mary Van Abs offers a 90-minute gentle senior yoga class Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

IF YOU GO

What: Yoga classes

When: Tuesdays at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Cost: $5 for a one-hour class and $7.50 for a 90-minute class

Here are events and activities for Haverhill senior citizens:

Trip to Symphony rehearsal: The Council on Aging has tickets for the Oct. 17 10:30 a.m. rehearsal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

This is an opportunity to see new conductor Andris Nelsons. The program will include works of Wagner, Mozart and Brahms.

Cost is $40 for first-balcony center seats and transportation. Call 978-374-2390 to make reservations. Seating is limited.

Craft fair: The Council on Aging will host a craft fair Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Local senior citizens will be selling handcrafted items. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Halloween dance planned: Get your dancing shoes ready and save the date.

The Council on Aging is planning a Halloween Dance for Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. Costumes will be optional, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

A Goodtime D.J. George Whitehouse will provide music, and as a special treat Whitehouse will bring his wicked fun Coney Island Photo booth. More details will be announced.

Important Medicare information on the way: Don’t ignore your Medicare mail.

If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you should be receiving information from your plan by the end of September. It is important to understand and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2014.

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