NH Senior Notes: Cashin program to look at ‘Stages of Senior Care’

November 26. 2017 11:20PM

MANCHESTER — The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., will host a presentation on “Stages of Senior Care” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The presentation by Home Instead Senior Care will explore the continuum of care that elders typically need. The discussion will cover the pros and cons of the options available to seniors, the different costs, what to look for and what to avoid, and how to deal with any complications such as family conflict and caregiver stress.

To attend, sign up at the center’s front desk or call the center at 624-6533.

A shoe clinic for diabetics on Medicare is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Medicare benefits include a free pair of shoes and inserts every year. Appointments for the shoe fitting are required. To schedule one, call Leanne at 828-6762.

AARP Driver Safety classes offered in 4 communities

The AARP Smart Driver course is coming up in four communities. The classroom refresher is designed for drivers 50 and older, but open to any age licensed driver.

The six-hour class is held in one- or two-part sessions. The class does not involve driving or tests; the focus is on learning about adjustments in driving techniques that can be made as people get older. The cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members. Preregistration is required.

Dover: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Auditorium B, Central Avenue. To register, call instructor James Guyett, 742-6075.

Manchester: Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Catholic Medical Center’s Community Health Services, 195 McGregor St., lower level, Suite LL 22. Bring lunch or use the CMC cafe. To register, call 626-2626.

Nashua: Dec. 11 and 13, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St. To register, call 595-3168.

Pelham: Nov. 27 and 28, 9 a.m., Pelham Police Department, 14 Village Green. To register, call 635-2411 ext. 3012.

Plymouth senior center to host Baker Valley Band

PLYMOUTH — The Baker Valley Band will perform holiday music Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St.

The center’s holiday dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13. The holiday dinner for those who receive home-delivered meals will be Thursday, Dec. 14. For more information, call the center at 536-1204.

National Cookie Day is Monday, Dec. 4. Seniors may bring their favorite cookie recipe to share. The center will compile them, and participants might win a prize.

Medicare Part D open enrollment is nearing its Dec. 7 closing date. Medicare prescription drug plans can change, including the premiums, medications covered and deductibles. To get your drug plan reviewed, see Ron or call ServiceLink at 444-4498.

Alzheimer’s cafes planned in December

Special cafes for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families, are offered at a variety of sites in New Hampshire. The monthly cafes vary, but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments.

Concord: Capital Area Memory Cafe, 2-4 p.m., the third Wednesday, Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. A collaboration of Concord Hospital, Concord Regional VNA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord and Granite Ledges. Caregiver roundtable discussions an option. Registration not required. For information, call 230-5673, (800) 924-8620 ext. 5673 or email Jennifer.Brechtel@crvna.org. Next: Dec. 20, which will feature a holiday social.

Dover: Alzheimer’s Cafe at Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., 2-4 p.m. the third Thursday. Reservations not needed. Cafe is free, but donations accepted. For information, call 742-2002 or go to www.childrens-museum.org. Next: Dec. 21. Wells Junior High Select Chorus will perform holiday music.

Dover: Dementia Memory Cafe at Langdon Place of Dover, 60 Middle Road, 2-4 p.m., the second Tuesday. In partnership with Cornerstone VNA. Open to public. Brief social gathering followed by a roundtable discussion with guest speakers for caregivers and a fun activity for those with dementia. Free. Refreshments included. No reservations required. For information, call 743-4110 ext. 224. Next: Dec. 12, which will include a holiday social.

Hanover: Upper Valley Memory Cafe, the first Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mayor Room, Howe Library, 13 South St. Registration not necessary. Contact Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, 653-3460 or AgingCenter@hitchcock.org. Next: Dec. 2.

Manchester: Alzheimer’s Cafe at Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., 2-4 p.m., second Wednesday. Free; no RSVP required. Contact Megan McIntyre, 669-6144 ext. 113 or mmcintyre@currier.org. Next: Dec. 13.

Manchester: Memory Lane Cafe, 9:30-11:30 a.m., the fourth Wednesday of the month, Easterseals NH, 555 Auburn St. Reservations suggested, but drop-ins welcome. For reservations, contact Shirley Gordon at 621-3569 or email sagordon@eastersealsnh.org. Next: Dec. 27.

Peterborough: Memory Cafe in Summerhill Assisted Living and Memory Care Community’s pub, 183 Old Dublin Road, 2-3 p.m., first Thursday. Free. RSVP appreciated; call 924-6238. Next: Dec. 7.

Littleton area center adds storytelling group

LITTLETON— Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, has a new activity — Storytelling with Neil. The center says the group will combine a little theater and a little writing with a little imagination and a lot of fun. The group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.

The center also has a writing group that meets at 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Other ongoing activities include an exercise group, a walking group, yoga, the Bone Builders program, line dancing, a new version of mahjong, bingo, drop-in game days, hand reflexology, art classes, a knitters group and monthly birthday dinners. A computer lab and an exercise center also are always open during center hours.

In December, Reiki and the blood sugar/blood pressure clinic will not be offered. The monthly foot clinic is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. To schedule an appointment, call 444-5317.

A “giant holiday sale” offering wrapping paper, decor, candles and other items is on the schedule for 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

The Tri-County Community Action Program will have a fuel assistance clinic at the center for all ages on Fridays, Dec. 8 and 15. For an appointment, call Heidi at 968-3560.

The center’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at a special location. For details, call the center at 444-6050.

Send Seniors News to family@unionleader.com or to Union Leader, P.O. Box 9555, Manchester, NH 03108-9555. Attn: Barbara Anderson.

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