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March 29, 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 April 1: 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, April 1, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Appointments must be scheduled through the COA office.

Blood pressure clinic April 3: Public health nurse Pam Lara will be available to take blood pressure, heart assessments and to discuss medication information with elders Wednesday, April 3, 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church.

Shram to speak at Men’s Breakfast April 4: Community outreach specialist Amy Shram will present information on scams and fraud at the Men’s Breakfast Thursday, April 4, 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.

Life transition group to begin April 9: Led by Tom McDonough, a Life Transition Group will meet Tuesdays, 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.

Advance Directive Day April 10: On Wednesday April 10, 10 a.m., 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 and will include an opportunity to create a health care proxy. Refreshments will be served.

AARP Tax Preparation Program: Continuing through April 11, AARP tax aide Carl Much is available Thursdays, 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. Limited appointments for income tax information are available. To schedule an appointment, call the COA office.

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