During the annual Medicare open enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you will have a chance to change your plan for next year. SHINE counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. For an appointment, contact the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, ext. 19.
Body mechanics information session: The event will be offered at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m.
Body mechanics refers to the way we move during every day activities. Good body mechanics may be able to prevent or correct problems with posture. Good body mechanics may also protect your body, especially your back, from pain and injury. Rhonda Martin of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network will lead the group in a series of activities including carrying groceries, lifting boxes and household chores to practice proper body mechanics.
Continuing your education:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color The COOL Program at Northern Essex Community College offers interesting and challenging education opportunities for life-long learners who are 50 and older.
This program provides a wide variety of topics to be explored each semester. For additional information, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225.
Italian Festival trip: There is still room available on the Oct. 16 Best of Times Italian Festival motor coach trip to Luciano’s at Lake Pearl in Wrentham.
This trip includes a show by Italy’s Funniest Clean Comedian Rocco Ponzi. Meal choices include chicken Parmesan or baked haddock. Tickets are $79 per person.
Seeing a show: Best of Times is offering “Liza and Judy Together Again” at Venus De Milo in Swansea on Nov. 12.
Tickets are $79 per person and include luncheon, show and motor coach transportation.
Overnight trip planned: Due to popular demand, the Council on Aging is hosting an overnight trip to the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway, N.H., Nov. 21 and 22.