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Swinging Seniors To Perform Holiday Concert

Senior Center to host numerous activities around the holidays.

A special note of thanks is extended to all those who helped with the weekend activities at the Senior Center. As always your help is appreciated and lends to the success of our events. It is hoped that everyone enjoyed the Christmas Dinner and the great Edwards Twins show on Sunday. Thanks again, everyone.

The Mens Group will meet this Thursday, December 13th, at 9:00 AM. This is a young of heart and mind 60+ group. All “60+ men” are welcome.

In the evening this Thursday, December 13th, the Red Hat Carnation Belles will hold their Christmas Dinner. Belles are reminded that dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. The “Uptown Girls” will entertain after dinner.

The Senior Center MS Support Group will meet Monday, December 17th at 10:00 AM. The public is welcome to join this group.

December 17th is also the day that DJ Jon Mansfield will be at the Center for an afternoon dance. Tickets are $6 and lunch is included for those that purchase a ticket by December 12th. Lunch is served at 11:30 AM.

A trip has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, when our Seniors will visit the Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture in Avon, MA. The trip cost will be $10 with checks made payable to the Town of Tewksbury. There will be a lunch stop on the way home with the lunch cost on your own. One should sign up by next Monday so we can get the appropriate size bus.

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 30 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.

If you're 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.

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. Just recently one of our Senior Citizens 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 Vounteer assistants do NOT make calls. Beware of anyone other than the COA employees trying to set up appointments or obtain information from you.

Have a great week. God Bless America.

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