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February 28, 2013

georgetown senior activities

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Life transition group to begin April 9: Led by Tom McDonough, a Life Transition Group will meet Tuesday, April 9 and 30 and May 14 and 28, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Focusing on the transitions that occur in life, the groups will address depression, loneliness, bereavement, sadness and changes in retirement.

Birke to present Advance Directive Day April 10: Join us on Wednesday, April 10, 10 a.m., as Elder Attorney Margot Birke presents an Advance Directive Day at the First Congregational Church. The program will include information regarding the importance of health care proxies, durable power of attorney and other advance directives. Refreshments will be served.

Indoor Walking Program under way: In partnership with the Georgetown School Department, the Georgetown COA has an indoor walking program on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Penn Brook School on Elm Street. At their own pace, participants are able to walk a loop within the school. Walkers will be asked to sign in upon arrival and sign out as they leave the school.

Drivers needed for elder medical transportation: The Georgetown Council on Aging is seeking additional volunteer drivers to provide medical transportation to local elders. Through Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc., the COA provides local elders with rides to medical appointments. Staffed by volunteer drivers, a donation of 43 cents per mile is suggested to help support the program and defray the increased cost of gasoline for volunteer drivers. However, donations are only suggested and no one will be denied a ride if unable to give a donation. A vital link in maintaining independence and healthy well-being for elders, the N.E.E.T. program fills the transportation void that often exists in rural communities. For information on becoming a volunteer driver, call the COA office.

Morning card games and cribbage under way: Drop in for a card game or cribbage game Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Coffee and snacks are served along with plenty of good fun.

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