Council on Aging to Honor Tewksbury's 'True Valentines'

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 Silvertones Band will hold its monthly dance at the Senior Center this 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 this Saturday, Jan. 18.  One may call the Senior Center at 978-640-4480 to see if there are any openings for the clinic.  The fee for the clinic is $15 and pre-registration is required.  The clinic is limited to 35 Tewksbury Senior Citizens.  It is  funded, in part, by the Council on Aging.  

Youth Dance Company (YDC) with students and guests of the Donna Miceli Dance Center will present “GROOVE” (a dance performance for all ages) this coming Sunday, Jan. 19 at the John W. Wynn Middle School, 1 Griffin Way, Tewksbury beginning at 4 p.m.  The dance company would like to invite Tewksbury Senior Citizens to the performance as their guests.  

Those Senior Citizens interested in attending may make their intention known to the COA staff by calling 978-640-4482 to place one's name on the list.  Please do so by this Friday. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Senior Center on Saturday morning.  If you would like to bring someone who is not a Tewksbury Senior you may reserve that ticket and it will be put aside for you and available for purchase at the door at $10.  

However, if you have not made a reservation, tickets at the door will be $15 per person.  Proceeds from this event benefit the YDC outreach and educational programs.  In the event of snow, the performance will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26.  A note of thanks is extended to Donna Miceli and the YDC for their generosity.

The Senior Center will be closed next Monday, Jan. 20, in Recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  A safe and enjoyable holiday is wished to all.

The next Men's Group meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.  All 60+ men are welcome to attend this interesting group. 

An Activities Meeting will be held next Friday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Conference room.  All are welcome to attend. The agenda will include the planning of  activities for the next two months. See you there.

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.

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

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.  The COA staff will soon be scheduling appointments which will begin around the second week of February.

Have a great week.  God Bless America.


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