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COA News: A Foxwoods Trip, True Valentines Dance

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

Tickets are still available for next weeks Foxwoods day trip of Wednesday, Feb. 5.  The cost is $30 per person and includes motor coach transportation (with a new company), a casino package and the driver gratuity.  

The Red Hat Carnation Belles will celebrate their tenth anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center with a luncheon and entertainment.  Tickets are $25 per Belle.  The last day to purchase a ticket for this event will be Feb. 3.

The MS Support Group will meet at the Senior Center on Monday, Feb. 10.  The meeting begins at 10 a.m..  The scheduled speaker is Robin Anderson on yoga. This group welcomes the general public.

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.  The last day to submit names will be Feb. 3. 

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

A Cootie Party will be held at the Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m.  All are welcome to join in this fun afternoon.

In the evening on Friday, Feb. 21, the Silvertones Band will hold its monthly dance.  Tickets are available at the door at $10 per person.  Why not come on down and enjoy the sounds of the big band era.  The night includes dancing and refreshments.

The next DJ Jon Mansfield afternoon dance will be held on Monday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m.  Those purchasing their tickets by Wednesday, Feb. 19 will have lunch included at 11:30 a.m.  

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.  The COA staff is now scheduling appointments which will begin the first week of February.  Those wishing to place their name on the list may call 978-640-4482.

A pleasant week is wished to all.  God Bless America.

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