New Hampshire Senior News Notes

November 04. 2012 8:09PM
Center Woods Elementary School in Weare recently hosted its annual Grandparents Day, which has students invite their grandparents to classroom activities, lunch and recess time. Here, Jason Gould spends time with his grandmother Kendra Gould in the first grade classroom. credit Jen Guillemette 
Thanksgiving dinner open to Manchester, Bedford seniors

MANCHESTER - Manchester and Bedford residents 65 and older are invited to attend the annual Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Salvation Army of Manchester, 121 Cedar St.

Entertainment will be provided by Rent Party Players.

Seniors must make reservations by Thursday by calling 627-7013.

Littleton area center offers ride to polls

LITTLETON - The Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, is offering rides to the polls on Election Day on Tuesday. Anyone who needs a ride should call the center at 444-6050 by today.

Seniors can have their blood pressure and blood sugar checked between 11 a.m. and noon Thursday.

The center's Veterans Day celebration from 11:15 a.m. to noon Friday will feature patriotic music from the Littleton High School band and a flag-raising ceremony with some local veterans after lunch. The center is replacing its outdoor flag with a new flag that veterans presented to the center.

The second annual Laurie Anne Cryans-Fields cut-a-thon is planned Sunday at Connie's Creative Cuts, 91 Main St. It's a day in which stylist Connie Wilson honors her friend's memory and donates all proceeds from the haircuts to the senior center. For more information, call Wilson at 444-5144.

Big Brothers Big Sisters?on retired men's agenda

MANCHESTER - At the Retired Men's Association meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Danielle Dalton, a match support specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester, will give a brief overview of the program, the agency's history and volunteer opportunities.

Marc Baker, a Comcast employee who has been a mentor in the program for nearly two years, also will share a story about his Little Brother, Jonah, and their involvement with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The association meets monthly, starting with a social hour and refreshments at 10:30 a.m. and then a guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meetings are in Catholic Medical Center's Community Health Services Conference Room on the lower level floor at 195 McGregor St., across the street from CMC. Meetings are free and open to all interested men.

For more information about the group, contact Tom Arnold at or 965-3573.

The association also has a computer group that meets the second Thursday of the month as well as a cribbage card playing group that meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. For more about the computer group, email Jim Theodosopoulos at . For cribbage information, contact Bob Campbell at 669-4944 or

Bedford Seniors taking?reservations for luncheon

BEDFORD - The Bedford Seniors' next meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road.

Members will be signing up for a Christmas luncheon at the Manchester Country Club. The meal will offer a garden salad, a choice of baked stuffed chicken or grilled salmon with lemon dill sauce, and chocolate cake with raspberry sauce.

Entertainment will feature Paul Bordeleau at the piano and singer Doug Rickard.

Each month, the members donate an item for the Salvation Army. This month's item is toilet tissue.

Membership in the group is open to residents of Bedford and surrounding towns. The group also welcomes suggestions for entertainment for upcoming meetings.

New London workshop on creating Christmas boxes

NEW LONDON - The Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., will host Dorothy Zanca's "Pretty Little Christmas Boxes" workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Zanca says that with just a few simple supplies and some colorful paper, seniors can learn to make unique boxes to decorate their home or to give as gifts.

Workshop attendees should bring a pencil, a pair of scissors and a 12-inch ruler for small boxes or an 18-inch ruler for larger boxes. The paper will be supplied. To sign up, call the center at 526-6368.

Sunday at the Movies is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 11. For movie information, call 526-6368. "Spirit" will be the film featured during "Movie and Pizza Night" at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

The Breakfast Club book discussion group will focus on "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Diabetic shoe clinic covered by Medicare

MANCHESTER - A shoe clinic is planned Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the William Cashin Senior Center, 151 Douglas St.

Medicare will pay for one pair of therapeutic shoes, plus inserts, each calendar year for diabetics on Medicare. At the clinic, seniors can pick a shoe style and get measured for shoes. All widths will be available.

For an appointment, call 828-6762. Seniors should bring their Medicare and insurance information, plus their doctor's name, address and phone number.

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