Valentine's Dance, Foxwoods Trip and More

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.

The following information is provided by the Tewksbury Council on Aging:

The Thursday Men's Group will meet this Thursday, Jan. 9 and again on Thursday, Jan. 23.  Both meetings will start at 9 a.m.  This group is open to men 60 and over.  Why not come on down and see what the group is all about.

Tickets for the next Foxwoods trip of Wednesday, Feb. 5, will go on sale next Monday, Jan. 13 beginning at 8:15 a.m.  The cost is $30 per person and includes motor coach transportation (with a new company), a casino package and the driver gratuity.  

All exercise classes have now resumed.  Please note that Bunka Embroidery winter semesters resume next Monday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m.  New participants are welcome.

The Piecemakers shall hold its first meeting of the new year next Tuesday, Jan. 14 beginning at 7 p.m.

The Council on Aging will hold its monthly meeting at the Senior Center next Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.  All are welcome to attend.

The Red Hat Carnation Belles will hold a Pajama Party in the evening on Jan. 15.  The cost of the evening will be $10 and includes pizza, popcorn, a recent movie and a lot of laughs.  Please note that this isn't a sleepover; however, Belles will be ready for bed upon their return home.  Also, tickets are now available for the Red Hat Carnation Belles 10th Anniversary Dinner which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9.  The cost of this event is $25 per Belle.

The Silvertones Band will hold its monthly dance at the Senior Center on Friday, Jan. 17 beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and available at the door.  If you enjoy the sounds of big band music, this is the place to come and listen/dance to the Silvertones 18 piece orchestra.

Dr. Smith will conduct a Podiatry Clinic at the Senior Center on Saturday, Jan. 18. 

Registrations are now being accepted.  The fee for the clinic is $15.  The clinic is limited to 35 Tewksbury Senior Citizens.  This clinic is funded, in part, by the Council on Aging.  At the time this article was submitted, there were still opening for the clinic.

The MS Group meeting date for this month is Monday, Jan. 27.  The group begins its meeting at 10 a.m..  All are welcome.

DJ Jon Mansfield will be at the Senior Center for an afternoon dance on Monday, Jan. 27.  Tickets are $6 per person.  Those purchasing tickets by Jan. 22 will have lunch included.

Each February we celebrate Tewksbury's “True Valentines” by inviting Tewksbury Couples married 50 years or over as our guests at the Friends Valentine Dance.  This year, the dance will be held on Valentine's Day, Friday Feb. 14.   

If you are such a Tewksbury couple or know of a couple married 50 years or more and have never been recognized by the Friends of the Elderly and the Council on Aging, please submit your name or the names of a special couple that you know along with their telephone number to the COA Secretary, Jan, or to Linda by calling the Center at 978-640-4482.  

Tickets for the rest of us Valentines are now available at $10 per person.  Entertainment will be provided by the Perfect Match Band.  

The Council on Aging is 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 is now compiling a list of those Senior Citizens who wish to have our AARP Volunteers assist them with tax returns.  However, one should note that appointments will not be scheduled until mid to late February due to the “government shutdown” this past fall.  

Be sure to drive carefully on New England's winter roads remembering that SRING is just around the corner. God Bless America.


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