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September 30, 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.

Blood pressure clinic Oct. 2: Public health nurse Pam Lara will be available to take blood pressure, heart assessments and to discuss medication information with elders Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10-11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church.

A Halloween craft Oct. 8: A Halloween craft activity featuring mini pumpkin candleholders is planned on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. Class size is limited. If planning to attend, call the COA.

Rev. Boylan at Men’s Breakfast Oct. 10: Discussing local history, the Rev. Bill Boylan will be the guest speaker at the Men’s Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 10, 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.

SHINE office hours Oct. 7: SHINE counselor Jerry Goldberg will be available to answer health insurance questions Monday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m., at the First Congregational Church. To schedule an appointment, call the COA.

Educational hearing seminar Oct. 9: Join us for breakfast and an educational hearing program when Digital Hearing Healthcare presents a seminar on tinnitus Wednesday, Oct. 9 , 10 a.m.,at the First Congregational Church. Topics of discussion will include understanding and treating common tinnitus issues, identifying the varied tinnitus causes, common psychological effects of tinnitus, correlation of tinnitus to hearing loss and what to look for in a hearing care professional. All attendees will be entered to win TV EARS. A complimentary breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.

CarFit program Oct. 17: Georgetown TRIAD will hold a CarFit Event Thursday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m., at Trestle Way. Developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, the CarFit program offers older adults the opportunity to check how their cars fit them. Trained professionals will lead senior drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicles, recommend personal vehicle adjustments and adaptations and offer community specific resources and activities to make their vehicles “fit” better or enhance their safety. Ice cream and refreshments will be served.

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