A note of thanks is extended to all those people who helped with the festivities over the last two weeks. It was a very busy time and your assistance was very much appreciated.
On Friday, December 21st, our very own “Swinging Seniors Chorus” will conduct a Christmas Concert at the Senior Center. The concert will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 PM and refreshments will be served after the concert. Why not come on down for some holiday cheer and join us as we sing along with the chorus and usher in the holiday weekend. Hope to see you there.
Dr. Smith will conduct a Podiatry Clinic at the Senior Center on Saturday, December 22nd. This clinic is limited to 35 Tewksbury Senior Citizens. Registrations are now being taken. The fee is $15 per person and due upon sign-up. Participants are taken on a first come basis. This clinic is partially funded by the COA.
The next meeting of the Men's Group will take place on Thursday, December 27th at 9:00 AM. All 60+ men are welcome.
If your looking for somewhere special to go on New Years Eve, the Senior Center is the place. Tickets are $50 per person and the evening includes a buffet dinner at 7:00 PM catered by the Village Inn. Dancing to the Perfect Match Band will follow. Why not bring in 2013 with good friends and join us on, Monday, December 31st... New Years Eve...a good time is on the agenda. Please note that ticket sales will end on Wednesday, December 26th.
Again, we remind Tewksbury Senior Citizens that help with Fuel Assistance applications are done at the Senior Center. To obtain information on the fuel assistance program and/or to schedule an appointment call 978-640-4482. The eligibility guidelines are: one person household up to $31,218; two family household up to $40,824; family of three $50,515; and, family of four $60,035. There are further guidelines for larger families. Younger families may call the Billerica Veteran's Agent at 978- 671-0968 or Community Teamwork at 978-459-6161 for information and assistance. Every little bit helps these days so don't hesitate to apply if you qualify.
Our AARP Tax Assistance Volunteers will be back again this February to assist Seniors with their tax returns. We will begin to accept names right after the New Year. However, as noted, the volunteers will not begin until February. The normal routine is that one signs up at the Senior Center, the volunteers give us dates that they are available and the Director or the COA Secretary will call people to set up appointments. The office then sends out a confirmation of your appointment and a listing of what documentation you need to bring with you. Just recently one of our Senior Citizen's got a call about scheduling a March appointment. The Senior was unclear as to who was calling and said that he would have to check with his wife. Please note that this is not the procedure we follow and be cautious of such phone calls and scams. Do NOT give important information out to anyone you are unsure of. The COA will be setting up appointments around mid January and we will identify ourselves. AARP or our Volunteer assistants do NOT make calls. Beware of anyone other than the COA employees trying to set up appointments or obtain information from you. The COA only makes appointments. We do not ask for personal information.
On behalf of the Council on Aging and staff, a joyous Holiday Season is wished to all. During this time please keep the families and community of Newtown Connecticut in your thoughts and prayers as well as our Military Men and Women and those among us that have faced difficulties and losses during the year. May the peace and love of the season be with you and your families.
Merry Christmas and God Bless America...God Bless us all.