Special thanks is extended to all those volunteers that helped with the events at the Senior Center this past weekend. As always your assistance is very much appreciated. It was a busy weekend. The Halloween Dance was very well attended with many people dressing in great costumes. Then on Saturday the Piecemakers held a working project day; and, the Seniors held a Cribbage Tournament.
The winners were: 1st place, Tom McNaught; 2nd place, Noreen Arcand; and, 3rd place, Jean Porter.
On Sunday, the Breakfast Benefit was held and the winner of the drawing was Barbara Flanagan. The next breakfast benefit will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Please note that the Replacement Surgery Presentation scheduled for this Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Senior Center has been CANCELED.
The Upscale Consignment Boutique will hold its “Intake of Items” Day next Monday, Nov. 4 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is also a great time to check out new arrivals and maybe even find a holiday outfit.
The following companies offering insurance coverage for Seniors 65 and over will be speaking at the Senior Center during the month of November. It is asked that you call 978-640-4480 and have your name placed on the attendance list if you are planning to attend. The presentations are schedule as follows:
- Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. – Tufts Health Medical Preferred by Gerald Lodge
- Friday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. – Fallon Health Care by Heather Bousquet;
- Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. – United Health Care
- Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. – BC/BS by Heather Hurd
The Community Teamwork staff of the Senior Corps Volunteer Programs will be at the Tewksbury Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. to provide information on how its Volunteer Programs benefit the community and the people volunteering. They have many programs in the community that help make a difference in the lives of its residents. This is a great opportunity to learn about their programs especially if you are interested in doing meaningful volunteer work. This presentation is open to the public.
Also coming up in November is the Town Manager and Department Heads Question and Answer Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. This Q & A Forum will be held at the Senior Center on both days and is open to the Public. Got a question that you'd like answered? Well, this is your opportunity. This format is taking the place of the Annual Town Manager's Neighborhood meetings. It is hoped that the forums are well attended. Come on down and ask those questions that have been on your mind.
The Board of Health will conduct its Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Tewksbury residents 50 years and older. It should be noted that supplies are limited. Please remember to bring along your insurance cards. Questions may be directed to the Public Health Nurse, Sarah Kinghorn, at 978-640-4473 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks will hold its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Tewksbury Senior Citizens on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Elks Lodge on South Street. There are still tickets available for this event. One may obtain at ticket at the Senior Center.
A Country Western Dance will be held at the Senior Center the following day on Friday, Nov. 15. Music will be provided by the Jimmy Allen Band. Tickets are $10 which may be purchased now or at the door. This event should prove to be a foot stomp'n good time.
Dr. Smith will conduct a Podiatry Clinic at the Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. Registrations are now being accepted. The fee for the clinic is $15. This clinic is limited to 35 Tewksbury Senior Citizens. This clinic is funded in part by the Council on Aging.
Tickets are available for the following Red Hat Carnation Belles activities:
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Buffalo Bingo and refreshments - $5
- Thursday, Dec. 12 – HuKeLau for lunch and a Christmas Show - $54
Day trips coming up are – tickets are now available:
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 – Foxwood Day trip - $25
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Old Country Buffet & Bonworth $23 (includes lunch)
- Saturday, Nov. 30 – Festival of Trees, Christmas Tree Shop and Chateau in Andover for Lunch - $38
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. Younger families may call Community Teamwork (CTI) at 978-459-6161 for information on how to apply. Some of the household income eligibility 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.
Have a Happy Halloween and remember to drive carefully on Halloween when those spooky little ghosts and goblins are walking the streets. God Bless America.