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January 1, 2014

Georgetown senior activities

The Georgetown Senior Center is at the First Congregational Church on Andover Street. For more information about programs, call the Council on Aging office at 978-352-5726.

Blood pressure clinic Jan. 7: Public health nurse Pam Lara will be available to take blood pressure, heart assessments and to discuss medication information with elders Tuesday, Jan. 7, 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church.

“Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetics” Jan. 8: Presenting important information for people who are living with or without diabetes, Pauline Provencher, nutritionist with the Merrimack Valley Nutrition Project, will present “Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetics” Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church.

Beardsley to speak at Men’s Breakfast Jan. 9: Discussing winter safety and the safe use of oxygen, fire Chief Al Beardsley will be the guest speaker at the Men’s Breakfast Thursday, Jan. 9, 9:30 a.m., at Trestle Way. With great appreciation, the Council on Aging thanks Crosby’s Markets for their sponsorship and the Georgetown Housing Authority for their partnership in offering the monthly program. To make reservations, call the office.

A morning of Winter Comfort Jan. 14: Enjoy a morning of Winter Comfort with homemade goodies, coffee or cocoa and selected winter readings Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Share favorite readings, short stories or poetry while enjoying some post-holiday treats. Call the office to sign up.

January birthday party Jan. 29: Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m., to send best wishes to our friends who were born in January as the COA hosts the monthly birthday at the First Congregational Church. January birthday celebrants will receive a free lunch (everyone else is $2). To make reservations, call the COA office by Wednesday, Jan. 22.

January van trips: The January COA van schedule includes: Thursday, Jan. 2, 9:30 a.m., to Super Walmart, Salem, N.H.; Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m., to Plaistow, N.H.; Tuesday, Jan. 14 , 9:30 a.m., to Newburyport; Thursday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m., to Target and Mann’s Orchard, Methuen; Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m., to Rowley; Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. to Northshore Mall in Peabody; Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m., to Seabrook; Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m., to Haverhill. Suggested donation is $2 round trip. Reservations can be made two days in advance by calling the COA office.

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