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Seniors Prepare For New Year's Eve Party and Trip to Foxwoods

Keep up on the latest activities at the Tewksbury Senior Center.

The Men's Group will meet this Thursday, December 27th at 9:00 AM. All 60+ men are welcome.

A special note of thanks is extended to the Swinging Senior Chorus for the fun and lively Christmas Concert performance of this past Friday. Everyone had a grand olde time and left with much holiday cheer.

Those attending the New Years Eve Party at the Senior Center are reminded that dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Dancing shall follow and all will ring in 2013 at midnight. See you then.

The Upscale Consignment Boutique will hold its “intake of items” day on Monday, January 7th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Please note that the time has been chaned to a 2:00 PM start time. With the days getting dark early, it was decided that 2-6 would be better for everyone.

The Seniors shall be traveling to Foxwood on the 7th of January. There may be spaces still available. The trip cost is $21 per person. Please note that future casino trips will be $25 per person due to the increase by Brush Hill Tours.

Art classes shall resume on the following dates: Monday Bunka on January 7th; Wood Carving on January 8th; Stained Glass on January 9th; and, Thursday Bunka on January 10th.

The MS Support Group will meet this month on Monday, January 14th at 10:00 AM. Mr. Graig Guerrette of Acorda will be present at this meeting to speak on Amprya. The public is welcome.

In the afternoon on Monday, January 14th a “Cootie Party” will be held. The activity begins at 12:30 PM. All are welcome.

The Red Hart Carnation Belles will have an “Angle” craft night on Wednesday, January 16th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event will be a make up the craft night that was cancelled in November due to inclement weather. The fee is $5. If you did not sign up for the last session and need a list of supplies, a list will be given to you when signing up.

DJ Jon Mansfield will be back to the Senior Center on Monday, January 28th. Tickets are now available at $6 per person.

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 Years. 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.

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year Is Wished to All. God Bless America.

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