The Red Hat Craft Activity which was canceled last week due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for this Thursday, January 24th at 2:00 PM. Also, tickets are now available for the Red Hat 9th Anniversary Dinner that will be held on Wednesday, February 20th. The cost is $30 per Belle and includes a family style dinner with the main course being Sirloin and Chicken Francese. Entertainment will follow the meal. The last day to purchase a ticket will be Thursday, February 14th.
As previously noted several meetings have been scheduled for this Friday, January 25th. Senior Center volunteers should note the following times: An Activities Meeting at 10:00 AM; A Snooti Patooti Gift Shop meeting at 1:00 PM; and, A Receptionist Meeting at 2:30 PM. These meetings will be held in the conference room. All are welcome to attend.
DJ Jon Mansfield will be back to the Senior Center on Monday, January 28th. Tickets are now available at $6 per person.
A Senior Center Cootie Party will be held on Monday, February 4th. This is a fun game day and everyone is invited to attend. Don't know how to play...come on down and we'll teach you.
The next Upscale Consignment Shoppe “Intake of Items” Day will be held on Monday, February 4th. Please not the new intake day winter hours which are 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Tickets are still available for the casino day trip to Foxwood on Wednesday, February 6th. One should note that the trip price is now $25 per person.
The Friends Senior Center Valentine's Dance will be held on Friday, February 8th. The Entertainers Band will provide music for the evening. Tickets are now available at $10 per peron. Once again we are seeking those special Tewksbury couples that have been married 50 years or more and never recognized by the Council on Aging and Friends of the Elderly. If you are such a couple or know of a Tewksbury couple married 50 years or more, please submit their name and telephone number to the COA Secretary Jan or to Linda by calling the Center at 978-640-4482. We would love to have them as guests at the Senior Center Valentine's dance. Please not that the last day to submit names will be February 1st.
Due to President's Day holiday, the February MS Support Group will take place on the second Monday, February 11th at 10:00 AM. The public is welcome to these meetings.
Elder Insider will be at the Senior Center on Wednesday, February 13th, to present a free fun seminar on “Organize, De-Cluter & DeStress Your Life!” The seminar will be held from 10 to 11 AM. Please sign-up/RSVP at the Senior Center by dropping by or calling 978-640-4480. This should prove to be a most interesting seminar. The public is welcome.
There are two trips posted on the Senior Center bulletin board with interest lists attached. One is to travel to Boston to watch Ballroom Dancing competitions for the afternoon. The cost would be around $18. The second interest list is for Sunday, March 17th for the afternoon performance of the Young@Heart singing group...a Senior Citizen group that has travel around the world performing. This last trip is estimated to be around $40 and will be held in Worceter, MA. If interested, please place your name on the list keeping in mind that the earlier tickets are purchased from the venue, the better the seats.
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 pleasant week is wished to all. God Bless America.