July birthday party July 31: Join us on Wednesday, June 31, 11:30 a.m., to send best wishes to our friends who were born in July as the COA hosts the monthly birthday at the First Congregational Church. July birthday celebrants will receive a free lunch (everyone else is $2). To make reservations, call the COA office by Tuesday, July 24.
July van trips: The July COA Van schedule includes: Tuesday, July 9, 9:30 a.m., Seabrook; Thursday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. to Super Walmart, Salem, N.H.; Tuesday, July 16, 9:30 a.m. to Rowley; Thursday, July 20, 10:30 a.m., Northshore Mall; Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 a.m. to Newburyport; Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. to Haverhill; and Tuesday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to Plaistow, N.H. Suggested donation is $2 round trip. Reservations can be made two days in advance by calling the COA.
July legislative office hours: A representative from state Sen. Bruce Tarr’s office will hold office hours Thursday, July 11, from 1-4 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, in the second floor conference room at Town Hall. State Rep. Lenny Mirra will hold office hours Monday, July 15, 9 a.m., in the second floor conference room at Town Hall. The public is welcome.
Indoor walking program on summer hiatus: In partnership with the Georgetown School Department, an indoor walking program at the Penn Brook School will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. when school resumes in September. 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.
NEET fundraiser under way: The NEET (Northern Essex Elder Transport) Program is collecting used cellphones as a fundraiser for the volunteer driver elder medical transportation program. By partnering with Cellular Recycler, the National Council on Aging either recycles used cellphones for their metals or refurbishes the phones for use in developing countries. Funds raised by the local collection will benefit the NEET program. In its 31st year, the NEET Program is a nonprofit volunteer program serving elders in fourteen communities of the Merrimack Valley. Volunteer drivers with the program provide door-to-door transportation for elders to local and out-of-town medical appointments. A collection box for used cellphones is available at the COA office.