Six-Week Program For Caregivers To Start At Senior Center

Town Assessor Jay Kelley to give presentation on assistance programs.

October 11th in recognitions of Columbus Day. A safe holiday is wished to all.

The Golden Age Club will hold its regular monthly meeting next Tuesday, October 12th beginning at 12:30 PM.  GAC Bingo will follow the business meeting.

On Wednesday, October 12th, Kelsey Call from Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley will begin a six week series on the “Powerful Tools for Caregivers”. This program addresses the health of caregivers and gives them the “tools” to be happy, healthy caregivers for as long as possible; and, will help caregivers develop a wealth of self-help techniques in coping with the tasks at hand in caring for a loved one. The group will meet from 10:00 to 12:00 noon in the conference room at the Senior Center. There is no charge to participate and this series is open to caregivers of all ages.

For more information one may call the Senior Center at 978-640-4480. Those people interested in attending this series may drop-in or call the Senior Center to have his/her name placed on the List.

Care for the care receivers may be available during your participation in the program. For more information one may call Kelsey Call at 978-946-1251 or e-mail kcall@esmv.org .

Town Assessor, Jay Kelley, and representatives from Community Teamwork and Elder Services will be at the Senior Center next Thursday, October 13th to discuss assistance programs available to residents.  This information meeting will begin at 9:00 AM in Hall A.  All are welcome to attend.

The Piecemakers will be holding its Annual Quilt Show at the Tewksbury Senior Center next weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. This is a wonderful display of local talent. The public is welcome.

A Senior Center Cootie Party will be held at the Senior Center on Monday, October 17th at 12:30 PM. All are welcome. Don't know how to play? No problem for the cootie players will be more than happy to help new players.

A trip has been planned to visit the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River with a stop for lunch and possibly some shopping on Wednesday, October 19th. Sign-ups will begin on Tuesday, October 11th at the Senior Center.

 The Silver Tones will hold its monthly dance on Friday, October 21st from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Why not come on down and support your Senior band and at the same time enjoy a great night of music. Tickets are available at the door at $10 per person. Refreshments are served mid evening.

Dr. Smith will conduct a Podiatry Clinic at the Senior Center on Saturday, October 22nd. The co-payment for this clinic is $15. The clinic is limited to 30 Tewksbury Senior Citizens; and, registration is on a first come basis. One may now sign-up for this clinic. Appointment times will be given when registering.

In the afternoon on Saturday, October 22nd, the Senior Center Cribbage group will hold a Cribbage Tournament. Tournament activities will begin at 12:00 Noon. The entry fee is $20; and, the public is welcome.

The Seniors will hold a Breakfast Benefit at the Senior Center on Sunday, October 23rd from 7:30 to 11:00 AM. All are welcome.

On Monday, October 24th, DJ Jon Mansfield will be back for an afternoon dance. Those wishing to reserve lunch are asked to obtain a ticket by October 19th. Tickets are $6 and include lunch.

The Red Hat Carnation Belles will hold a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 26th. Tickets and information are now available at the Senior Center.

Then on Friday, October 28th, the Friends will hold its Annual Halloween Dance. Tickets are available now and at the door at $10 per person. Why not join in the Halloween spirit and dress in costume. A costume contest is held just before the dance begins.

The Tewksbury Police Department and the Board of Health will conduct a “National Take Back Initiative Day” at the Tewksbury Police Station on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  This is a great opportunity to discard those unused or old prescription drugs.

On Saturday, October 30th, the Tewksbury Police Department will hold its “Safe Halloween 2011” event at Livingston Street Park from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In the event of rain, the event will take place at the Senior Center. This will be a great time for the children and will include fun activities such as: touch a truck (all kinds of trucks); K9 demonstrations; Pumpkin/Goodie Bag give away to each child; face painting and crafts plus lots more.

Tickets are now available for the Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop Allstars show and dance at the Senior Center which will be held on Friday, November 4th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Tickets are $15 per person and are now available. Tickets at the door will be contingent on whether or not tickets are still available. So don't be shut out, get your tickets early.

We also remind the public that tickets are now being sold for the ACTORS, inc. dinner theater of November 18, 19 and 20th which will b held at the Senior Center. The performance will be “Sandbag...Stage Left.” To make reservations, one may call the Box Office at 978-984-3251 or e-mail at: tickets@actorsincorparated.com. Be ready for murder, mayhem and laughs in this courtroom “who dun it” where the audience decides the outcome.

A reminder that SHINE Counselor, Jill, is available to advise Seniors Citizens on medical insurance options on Tuesdays by appointment. One may call the Center at 978-640-4480 to place his/her name on the SHINE list. Jill will then contact those on the list and arrange an appointment time. Open enrollment begins October 15 and ends in December. So if you need advice its wise to seek it early.

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



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