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January 30, 2013

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.

ESMV case manager Feb. 4: Case manager Sarah Murdock of Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Inc. (ESMV) is available to answer questions regarding programs and services available through ESMV Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Appointments must be scheduled through the COA office.

Valentine Craft program Feb. 5: A Valentine craft activity is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Class size is limited. If planning to attend, call the COA.

Blood pressure clinic Feb. 6: Public health nurse Pam Lara will be available to take blood pressure, heart assessments and to discuss medication information with elders Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church.

Chief Mulligan at Men’s Breakfast Feb. 7: Reflecting on his years in Georgetown, Georgetown police Chief James Mulligan will be the guest speaker at the Men’s Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 7, 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 COA.

AARP tax preparation program returns: Beginning Feb. 7 through April 11, AARP tax aide Carl Much will be available Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., to assist elders and other moderate-income individuals with their tax preparations. Information regarding tax preparation and the criteria for Massachusetts Circuit Breaker tax credit program is available at the Council on Aging office. Appointments for income tax information are required. To reserve a time, call the COA.

Program on Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library: Join us for an informational program regarding the services and resources available through the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Presenter Gayle Yarnell will provide information regarding the audio and large print books available through the library as well as how to access over 200 newspapers over the phone. The library is part of the federally funded National Library Service. Yarnell will demonstrate the free, easy-to-use digital player and explain how all these services can be delivered to your home at no cost. An individual who lives with total blindness, Yarnell will also talk about her life after blindness. Applications for the digital player will be available during the presentation and assistance completing the application will be provided.

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