NH Senior Notes: Senior luncheon set for June has patriotic theme

May 14. 2017 10:00PM
Isabelle Stache "Toots," born in 1917, turned 100 on May 4. She resides at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown. She has lost the love of her life, Clarence Stache, and her only daughter, Susan DeFreitas. She celebrated her special day with her friends and family with a surprise party May 6. (COURTESY)

MANCHESTER — The annual Mayor’s Senior Luncheon has been scheduled for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St.

Tickets, which cost $5, will be available beginning Tuesday, May 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., and then weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until the day before the event.

This year’s event has a patriotic theme. Seniors are encouraged to bring a camera, as a staged area will be available for taking photos with friends.

Manchester Transit Authority bus transportation will be offered to and from the luncheon at no cost. The ticket also serves as parking validation.

School to celebrate seniors, grandparents

BEDFORD — McKelvie Intermediate School is hosting a Senior Citizens/Grandparents Day on Friday, May 19, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Activities will include coffee and danish, raffles, and classroom activities.

The chorus and jazz band will entertain with a wide variety of songs.

Call Denise at the school at (603) 472-3951, ext. 22212 for reservations.

Evaluate life goals with Life Reimagined check-up

Life Reimagined is an AARP program designed to help people clarify where they are and where they want to go in realms such as work, health, relationships and learning.

The program offers guidance through a series of simple exercises that help evaluate a person’s life goals.

It offers tools to help individuals plan their next move and connect with community resources and other people who can help along the way.

While the Life Reimagined check-ups are free, registration is required.

Manchester: Wednesday, May 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St. To register, visit https://aarp.cvent.com/MillyardLR.

Keene: Thursday, May 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St. To register, visit https://aarp.cvent.com/KeeneLR.

Dover: Wednesday, May 31, 6 to 8 p.m., Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St. To register, visit https://aarp.cvent.com/DoverLR.

Million Dollar Quartet comes to the Palace

MANCHESTER — The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount on adult tickets to the show Million Dollar Quartet.

The discounted performances will be held June 2 through June 25 at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. There are both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances.

Million Dollar Quartet tells the story of that electrifying night at Sun Records in Memphis when Sam Phillips, the “father of rock ’n’ roll,” gathered four legendary musicians in one room to make music and they ended up making history.

AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets online at www.palacetheatretickets.org or by calling (603) 668-5588.

Tickets can also be purchased at the box office. To receive the $10 per adult ticket discount, use the code ACTIVE.

Learn how to turn a hobby into a business

MANCHESTER — An AARP survey of Granite Staters 50 and older shows that work plans at the traditional retirement age are changing and that only 10 percent say they are going to retire and never return to work.

Eighty-seven percent are worried about having enough money to live comfortably during retirement.

That’s why AARP New Hampshire, SBA, SCORE and the Center for Women’s Business Advancement have teamed up to offer three workshops on the necessary steps in taking the leap from a fun pastime to a series endeavor. The workshops will also address marketability and online presence.

The workshops take place Tuesday, June 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road.

The events are free and open to the public but registration is required. Space is limited so early registration is advised. RSVP at aarp.cvent.com/Hobby2017. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/nh.

Littleton center offers heart-healthy activities

LITTLETON — Hello to June, where things are happening at the Littleton Area Senior Center.

The Center is supporting the Live Heart Smart educational event at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield on June 1. This is an engaging half day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., packed with simple tips to keep your heart healthy. The $25 fee includes lunch and the Good and Cheap cookbook. Group rates are available by calling 259-3700.

Going along with the theme of heart health, the Center has planned several events.

A Good and Cheap cooking class will be offered Tuesday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will cook and take home a dish from the Good and Cheap cookbook. The cost is $5 per class, and scholarships are available. Preregistration is required. To register, call 444-6050.

Free exercise demos will be offered Friday, June 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. to display the many exercise and activity classes offered at the Center. Teachers, coaches, and participants will be on hand to answer questions.

Finance workshops can aid in retirement planning

BEDFORD — It’s better late than never to sharpen your financial skills, and AARP has a series of workshops to help you do just that.

The 90-minute interactive workshops will take place Thursday, June 8; Thursday, June 15; and Thursday, June 22. Each session will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road in Bedford. The program is free. Preregistration for each workshop is required.

The June 8 session will focus on Social Security claiming strategies. Deciding when to claim Social Security could have a big impact on monthly benefits. To register, visit aarp.cvent.com/FinanceJune8.

The June 15 session will address the protection and growth of investments and how this can be achieved by using a combination of bonds, stocks and mutual funds. To register, visit aarp.cvent.com/FinanceJune15.

On June 22 the workshop topic will be top frauds and scams. Identity theft, investment fraud and other scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Understanding the fraud that’s out there, the behaviors that put people at risk, and prevention strategies is key. A trained AARP volunteer fraud fighter will guide this presentation. To register, visit aarp.cvent.com/FinanceJune22.

RSVP Fixit Corps wants to help with home repairs

The RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Fixit Corps is a program of Southern New Hampshire Services Inc. that helps homeowners who are 60 and older or are disabled by aiding with minor home repairs and maintenance.

Any senior may call for assistance, but priority is given to those who lack the financial or physical resources to complete the repair jobs on their own. Service examples include installing a grab bar, repairing a leaky faucet, replacing a porch step and replacing light bulbs. Labor is provided by RSVP Fixit Corps volunteers. There is a fee only for materials needed or used. Donations are accepted.

The program is also recruiting volunteers with basic home repair skills to help elderly and disabled members of the community remain safe in their homes. Volunteers are asked to only accept jobs that fit their schedule and skill set.

To request a minor repair at your home or to inquire about becoming a Fixit volunteer, contact Heather LaTourette at 634-1169 ext. 11 or hlatourette@snhs.org.

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