ACTORS, inc. will hold a dinner theater at the Senior Center this: Friday, November 18th at 6:00 PM; Saturday, November 19th at a 12 noon matinee and again at 6:00 PM; and, on Sunday, November 20th at a 12 noon matinee. The play is “Sandbag...Stage Left”. One should be ready for murder, mayhem and laughs in this courtroom “who dun it” where the audience decides the outcome. To make reservations, one may call the Box Office at 978-984-3151 or e-mail: email@example.com. There will also be two groups from the Senior Center attending the Saturday, November 19th matinee.
The Council on Aging extends a hearty THANK YOU to the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elk members and volunteer workers for their generosity and thoughtfulness in hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for Tewksbury Senior Citizens last Thursday. As always, the event was well attended and a great meal and night was had by all.
The Friends of the Tewksbury Patriotic Committee (PAC) will hold its Veteran’s Day Celebration event at the Tewksbury Country Club this Friday, November 18th from 7-11 PM. If interested in attending, it is suggested that you call a PAC member for tickets.
A new Tuesday Tai Chi class will begin on November 22nd at 8:30 AM at the Senior Center. The class will run for an 8 week semester. The fee is $25 for the semester. The class instructor, Bob Comier, is a certified instructor from the Oriental Healing Arts Association. Tai Chi may improve: relaxation; concentration; memory; balance; muscle stamina and much more. All are welcome to join this fun, safe activity that is proven to make an impact on one's daily life.
The Senior Center Tap Dance Class is always open to accept new participants. Classes are held at 8:30 AM on Thursday mornings. The class fee (paid monthly) is $20 for a 4 week month or $25 for a five week month. This class is a toe, tapping hour of fun and exercise. Why not come give it a try.
DJ Jon Mansfield will be back to the Senior Center for an afternoon dance on Monday, November 28th. Tickets are available up through next Wednesday. The ticket price is $6 and includes lunch which will be served at 11:30 AM.
Staff from the Alzheimer's Association will be at the Tewksbury Senior Center on Tuesday, November 29th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM to discuss “ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR ALZHEIMER CARE: IT STARTS WITH COMMUNICATION”. This free presentation is open to the general public; and, should prove to be most informative. Good communication is essential when providing care for a family member in mid-to-later stage dementia. New communication strategies will be shared along with an overview of dementia and Alzheimer's. This program is designed with family caregivers in mind and is being presented in collaboration with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Pre-registration is required. To register for this program, go to www.alz.org/MANH or call 1-800-272-3900.
A trip to BonWorth in Waltham and a stop for lunch will take place on Wednesday, November 30th. The cost is $15 plus the cost of one's meal. Sign-ups are now being accepted.
(1) We are now assisting Senior Citizens with Fuel Assistance applications.Seniors who fall within the following income guidelines may call the Director at 978-640-4480 to make an appointment: 1 person $31,218; 2 people $40,824; 3 people $50,429; 4 people $60,035; 5 people $69,641 and so on. Younger residents may call the Billerica Veteran’s Agent Office at 978-671-0968 for help in applying. People who fall in the these income categories are strongly encouraged to apply for assistance.
(2) ESMV SHINE Counselor, Jill, is available at the Senior Center on Tuesdays to advise Seniors Citizens on medical insurance options. One may call the Center at 978-640-4480 to place his/her name on the SHINE list. Jill will then contact those on the list and arrange an appointment time. Open enrollment begins October 15 and ends in December 7. If one needs advice it is wise to seek it early.
(3) The Upscale Consignment Boutique at the Senior Center will now be open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The gift shoppe, the Snooti Patooti Boutique, is also open during these same hours. Starting on November 28th, both shops will also be open on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 and on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM up until December 17th. Why not “come on down” for some holiday shopping...pick up a great outfit for the season and/or a gift for someone on your list. Don't forget to register for the free coat raffle in the Upscale Shop which is be held in celebration of the shoppe's new location and hours.
The Town will hold its “Lighting of the Common Tree Lights” on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM.
The program will include holiday songs lead by the Swinging Senior Chorus, a reading of the “Night before Christmas” by our Librarian, Diane Giarrusso, and a visit from that very special “someone”.
Prior the the lighting, one may want to visit the “Festival of Trees” festivities at the Library which begins at 6:00 and after the lighting one may want to stop off at the Congregational Church for some yummy homemade pie.
Tickets for the Foxwood day trip of Monday, December 5th are still available. The trip cost is $21.
Tickets are now available for the COA and Friends Christmas Dinner that will be held on Friday, December 9th. Tickets are $15 per person. The evening will include a plated dinner and music by Jim Sutton and the Perfect Match Band along with holiday festivities.
Tickets are also available for the Friends New Years Eve Dinner Dance at the Senior Center on December 31st. Tickets are $45 per person. The evening includes: a roast beef, turkey and fish buffet; dancing to the music of the Perfect Match; New Years hats/horns, etc. and bringing in the New Year 2012 with family and friends.
Have a great week. God Bless America.