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February 28, 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.

New education series for caregivers begins: Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, a new education series will provide families of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia or memory disorders with education and practical tools for caring for someone with dementia. The Essential Skills for Caregivers Series is a three-part program that will be offered Tuesdays, Feb. 26, March 5 and 12, 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church. Individuals may attend one program or all three programs. Refreshments will be served.

ESMV case manager available March 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, March 4, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Appointments must be scheduled through the COA office. To schedule an appointment, call the COA office.

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

Surface to speak at Men’s Breakfast: Discussing the state of the town, selectmen Chairman David Surface will be the guest speaker at the Men’s Breakfast Thursday, March 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 office.

Quilting class March 8 and 15: Led by instructor Sandy Schauer, a new quilting class will be held Fridays, March 8 and 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon, at the Trestle Way Community Room. No experience is necessary. Participants should bring common pins, sewing needle and scissors. The finished product will be a wall hanging. Optional items to bring to class include embroidery floss, pearl cotton thread, an iron and a bath towel. The class is open to all. For further information or to register for the class, please call the Georgetown Housing Authority at 978-352-6331.

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