August birthday party Aug. 28: Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m., to send best wishes to our friends who were born in August as the COA hosts the monthly birthday at the First Congregational Church. August birthday celebrants will receive a free lunch (everyone else is $2). To make reservations, call the COA office by Tuesday, Aug. 21.
August van trips: The August COA van schedule includes: Thursday, Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m. to Super Walmart, Salem, N.H.; Thursday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. to Seabrook; Tuesday, Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m. to Rowley; Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. to Northshore Mall; Tuesday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. to Plaistow, N.H.; Thursday, Aug. 22, 9:30 a.m. to Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; Tuesday, Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m. to Newburyport; and Thursday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. to Haverhill. Suggested donation is $2 round trip. Reservations can be made two days in advance by calling the COA.
August legislative office hours: A representative from state Sen. Bruce Tarr’s office will hold office hours Thursday, Aug. 8, 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, Aug. 19, 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.