New Hampshire Senior News in Brief

July 07. 2013 3:24PM

Cashin Center programs to focus on falls, home safety, nest eggs

MANCHESTER — The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., has three informational presentations planned this month.• “Fall Risk: How to Help Yourself,” Wednesday, 3 p.m. This session, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire, will cover practical tips to prevent falls and how to prepare and respond in case of a fall.

• “How Safe is Your Home? Solutions to Getting Around Your Home Easier,” Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. This session, sponsored by Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, will show how form and function can improve safety.• “Protecting Your Nest Egg,” Monday, July 22, 1 p.m. This session, sponsored by Mass Mutual, will cover how to maximize retirement investments, how not to out-live your money, protecting assets from Medicaid and the nursing home, long-term care insurance and new tax laws.

Maple Suites seminar to explore care options

DOVER — Maple Suites is hosting a free seminar — “What Level of Care Does Your Loved One Need?” — at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the senior community, 30 Holiday Drive.Amy Gaskin, a senior living adviser at A Place for Mom, a national senior living referral service, will help educate families and seniors about the range of senior living and care options available, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, as well as the differences in services, amenities and costs.

The discussion will explore the financial, social and health benefits of home care versus community life, among other topics.The seminar can help families with a loved one in need of more care to maneuver through the options available.

For more information about Gaskin’s organization, go to or call (877) 311-6099.

To reserve a seat for the seminar or for more information, call Maple Suites at 742-8820. Seating is limited. Anyone who RSVPs in advance is invited to stay for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

AARP discount offered at 2 ‘Cinderella’ matinees

MANCHESTER — The Majestic Theatre is offering a 20 percent AARP discount to two of its performances of “Cinderella,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classical musical, at the Manchester Community Music School’s Holy Cross Hall, 2291 Elm St.

AARP members can receive the discount on matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, July 14 and July 21, by calling the box office at 669-7469 and using the code “princess.” Discounted adults tickets are $16; seniors 65 and older, $12; and children 17 and younger, $9.60.

AARP staff and volunteers will be at the performances to meet and greet members. “We encourage them to stop by and chat with us and find out more about our work in their communities,” said AARP New Hampshire state director Kelly Clark.

Other community happenings with AARP include free tastings and tours at five Seacoast wineries Sunday, Aug. 4, and a special $10 ticket for a UNH Wildcats versus UMass Lowell hockey game Saturday, Nov. 2.For information on AARP activities, go to, and

Sessions in LIttleton on hearing-related technology

LITTLETON — Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, will host presentations on “Hearing Loss: Access Resources and Technology” at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

At the first session, Joan Marcoux of the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services will demonstrate phones and amplifiers that can support those with hearing loss. The second session will include a short presentation and time for questions.

Vietnam will be the focus of the center’s next “International Day,” a lunch/speaker series, on Wednesday, July 17. Former activities coordinator Keisha Luce, who has spent time in Vietnam, will share some of her experiences with slides and photos. The center’s chefs will prepare a dish.

A one-day cribbage tournament is planned after lunch Friday, July 19. To participate, sign up at the front desk. Gift card prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

RiverWoods in Exeter plans home tour July 18

EXETER — RiverWoods, a continuing care retirement community, plans a summer home tour from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at one of its three campuses, The Woods, 7 RiverWoods Drive.Visitors will be able to tour the most popular homes and common areas, meet some of the people who live there and see how they bring floor plans to life. Lunch is included with the free tour.

Thursday is the deadline to sign up for the tour, which is limited to 20 people. To reserve a spot, call 658-3014 or email

Home’s outdoor concert to feature Paul Bordeleau

GOFFSTOWN — Hillsborough County Nursing Home, 400 Mast Road, is hosting free summer concerts by its gazebo. Concert-goers should bring their own chairs or blanket.

• Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., Paul Bordeleau

• Tuesday, July 23, 6 p.m., Mark Stanzler

• Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., Nottingham Brass

• Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Kevin Farley, the Irish Guy

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