NH Senior Notes: ‘Healthly Aging’ workshop in Manchester

July 16. 2017 11:25PM

MANCHESTER — The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., will host a free Lunch and Learn workshop on “Healthy Aging” at noon Thursday, July 27. Lunch will be provided. To sign up for the workshop, which is sponsored by Caring Companions, call the center at 624-6533.

Movie matinees are planned at 3 p.m. Thursdays, July 20 and Aug. 31. Seniors can vote for their choice of movie and sign up at the front desk. The $5 cost includes hotdogs, popcorn, soda, games and prizes.

Tickets are on sale through Aug. 7 for an All-day Games and Bingo session set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. Breakfast, lunch and dessert will be provided. Tickets are $15. The day will have a Western theme, so Western attire is encouraged.

Free hearing screenings sponsored by Affordable Hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, and Wednesday, Aug. 9. Appointments are recommended. To sign up, call the center at 624-6533.

Students from MCPHS University’s physician assistant program will offer free blood pressure screenings between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25.

Plymouth regional center has Senior Golf League

PLYMOUTH — Men and women 60 and older are welcome to join the Senior Golf League at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, which plays nine holes on Thursdays at the White Mountain Country Club in Ashland.

League members first meet for lunch at the center at the reserved-for-golfers table to get to know each other and chat. Tee time is about 1 p.m. Dues are $25. Greens fees are $17; an optional cart is $6; and lunch is a suggested donation of $3. For more information or to sign up, call Ron at 536-1204 or Norm at 744-6739. Anyone who would like to join but has limited or no experience should ask Norm for a free lesson.

A Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information or to register, contact Comfort Keepers at 536-6060 or ck633@comfortkeepers.com.

A book group meets at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Seniors should sign up a month in advance to have time to get and read the book chosen.

A Crazy Quilting Class meets from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays in the art room. Knitters and crocheters are welcome. For more information, call Doris at 786-2297 or Pati at 536-9567.

Other ongoing activities include the RSVP Bone Builders exercise program, gentle yoga, tai chi, dao yi, wood-carving classes, country line dancing and bingo. For more information, call the center, located at 8 Depot St., at 536-1204.

AARP scam alert tied to new Medicare cards

CONCORD — AARP is warning about yet another way for scammers to steal your money.

Starting in April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin issuing Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers. New beneficiaries will get the updated cards first, and then new cards will be issued to existing beneficiaries.

AARP says this change presents an opening to scammers.

“If you get a call claiming to be from Medicare asking you to confirm your Social Security number for the new card, this is a scam! It is also a scam if you get a call claiming you have to pay for your new card. Hang up immediately,” AARP warned.

Anyone who spots a scam should report it to local law enforcement. For more information on fraud prevention, check the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.

Memory Cafe in Bedford moving to Manchester

The Memory Lane Cafe that previously met at the Bedford Hills Center in Bedford is relocating to Easterseals of NH, 555 Auburn St., Manchester.

The special cafe is for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families and caregivers. The cafe offers families a blend of social time and support in a safe and relaxed environment.

After a July and August break, the cafe will resume from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, and continue at that time the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Reservations are suggested, but drop-ins are welcome. To make a reservation, contact Shirley Gordon at 621-3569 or sagordon@eastersealsnh.org.

Molar Express Clinic coming to Littleton center

LITTLETON — The Molar Express Clinic will visit the Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, on Friday, Aug. 4. The nonprofit mobile dental clinic is equipped to provide services typically found in a general dental practice. Preregistration is required. For more information or to sign up, call the center at 444-6050.

A group from the center will carpool to Copper Cannon Camp in Bethlehem on Wednesday, Aug. 9, to have fun and lunch with the campers. To attend, sign up at the front desk.

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