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A Blues Brothers Show, MS Support Group and More From the Tewksbury Council on Aging

The latest news and updates from the Tewksbury Council on Aging.

Tewksbury Senior Center. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Tewksbury Senior Center. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.

A very special “Thank You” is extended to all those Seniors who helped decorate the Senior Center Christmas Trees, Wreaths and tables for the Annual Christmas Dinner.  As always, you all did a great job and your services are very much appreciated.  The winner the Ginger Bread House donated by the Blair House...was John Goldrich. 

The Mens Group will meet this Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. in the crafts room.

The Blues Brothers Show will be held at the Senior Center this Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are now available at $10 per person; and, will be available at the door if not sold out. This event is being funded, in part, by the Tewksbury Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.The show is a kick-off of the Saturday Night Live which originally starred John Belushi.  The show is sure to leave an impression on one's mind.

The MS Support Group will meet at the Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.

Zingo players are reminded that next Tuesday, Dec. 17, the GAC will be holding their Annual Member Christmas Party.  Regular Tuesday Zingo will resume in the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

The Swinging Senior Chorus has graciously offered to conduct another Christmas Concert at the Senior Center on Monday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m.  Why not come on down and start the Christmas week off with the musical spirit of the season.  This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

Tickets are available for the Friends New Year's Eve Dinner Dance of Tuesday, Dec. 31. The cost is $50 and includes a family style dinner with the main course being Sirloin and Chicken Pie; new years novelty hats, horns, etc. and dancing to the sounds of the Perfect Match Band.  If planning to attend, please note that one should purchase his/her ticket/s by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

The Council on Aging is now assisting Tewksbury Senior Citizen residents with Fuel Assistance applications.  Seniors may call Jan or Linda at 978-640-4482 to arrange an appointment and find out what information one needs to bring with them when applying.   Some of the household income eligibility guidelines for fuel assistance are as follows:  1 person $32,065;   2 people $41,932;  3 people $51,798;   4 people $61,664.  Information on larger families and the eligible incomes is posted at the Senior Center and is also available from CTI.  Younger families may call Community Teamwork (CTI) at 978-459-6161 for information on how and where to apply.

The COA will begin taking names of those Senior Citizens who wish to have our AARP Volunteers assist them with tax returns.  However, one should take note that appointments will not be scheduled until mid to late February due to the “government shutdown” this past fall. 

It is hoped that everyone is taking time to relax and reflect during this busy season.  Remember to take time to smell the pine cones and evergreens!   God Bless America. 

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