NH Senior Notes: Langdon Place to host seminar on Dover history

June 24. 2018 10:46PM
Hannaford Supermarkets has awarded $10,000 to benefit six agencies that provide Meals on Wheels programs in the Granite State. From left are Meghan Brady, president of St. Joseph Community Services, which provides meals in Hillsborough County; Cheryl Lindner, SJCS vice president; Dick Morin, Hannaford director of operations; Elida Gagne, programs manager; and Jack Barron, Carpenter Center site manager. (COURTESY)

DOVER — Langdon Place of Dover, 60 Middle Road, is hosting a free seminar by Cathy Beaudoin, Dover Public Library’s director, about Dover’s early history at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12.

Dover will celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2023. Beaudoin’s talk will focus on the original 1623 settlement at Dover Point and will outline the Colonists’ deteriorating relations with the Native Americans over the next six to seven decades. This fractured alliance resulted in the Cochecho Massacre of 1689 during which 23 settlers were killed and 29 others were taken captive.

Beaudoin is the co-author, with the late Robert Whitehouse, of the book “Port of Dover: Two Centuries of Shipping on the Cochecho” and wrote an essay on the history of Dover’s cotton mills for the book “Cross-grained & Wily Waters: a Guide to the Piscataqua Maritime Region.” She also has written and produced numerous historical re-enactment events and historical tours in Dover. She is a trustee at the Woodman Museum and a member of the Dover 400th Planning Committee.

The seminar is open to the public, but seating is limited. Anyone interested should call Langdon Place to RSVP as soon as possible at 743-4110 ext. 224.

Langdon Place of Dover is a Genesis Senior Living Community that includes residential, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation services.

Newport Senior Center renovations progressing

NEWPORT — Renovations at the Newport Senior Center are well underway. Despite the work, the congregate meals and Meals on Wheels programs continue as do all the activities the center provides to the senior community.

“We have hit a few snags along the way, but things are progressing nicely,” the center wrote in a news release. “We will be up to date with code, and the center will be used as a place to go in case of a major catastrophe.”

The work includes the addition on the new lower level of an indoor walking path, which will take 276 tiles to create. To help fund the project, the public can sponsor tiles for $25 each. A buyer may make the sponsorship in his or her name, another person or in memory of a loved one. To sponsor a tile, mail a check to the Newport Senior Center, 76 S. Main St., Newport, NH 03773. The center will place a plaque with all the names of sponsors near the walking track.

Once all renovations are complete, the center plans to have an open house for everyone to see the updated facility.

AARP offers free ice cream in Manchester, Goffstown

CONCORD — AARP New Hampshire will be at four ice cream shops this summer in Manchester and Goffstown to offer AARP members and one guest a free, small ice cream.

Members also will be able to meet and mingle with AARP staff, volunteers and other members on these Ice Cream Nights, which are all scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays

June 27: Cremeland Drive-In, 250 Valley St., Manchester.

July 25: Puritan Backroom, 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester.

Aug. 15: Devriendt Farm, 178 Mast Road, Goffstown.

Sept. 19: Goldenrod Drive-In, 1681 Candia Road, Manchester.

Members must show their AARP membership card.

For more information about AARP offerings, visit www.aarp.org/manchester.

AARP Driver Safety classes planned at 2 hospitals

Hospitals in Manchester and Nashua are offering the AARP Smart Driver course next month. The classroom refresher is designed for drivers 50 and older, but open to any age licensed driver. 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. Preregistration is required.

Community Health Services at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, 195 McGregor St. lower level, Suite LL 22, has scheduled the class for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 16. Participants may bring lunch or use the CMC cafe. To register, call 626-2626.

St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, has scheduled a two-part class for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 19. To register, call 595-3168.

The cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members. The payments will be collected at the first class. To check the full class schedule, go to http://bit.ly/2MPxQoV.

Alzheimer’s cafes scheduled in July

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: July 19 and the cafe will feature a summer 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 free, but donations accepted. For information, call 742-2002 or go to www.childrens-museum.org. Next: July 19.

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: July 10. Roundtable topic: “The Role of Music & Dementia.”

Hanover: Upper Valley Memory Cafe, which usually meets the first Saturday at Howe Library, 13 South St., is not meeting in July or August. For information, contact Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, 653-3460 or AgingCenter@hitchcock.org.

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: July 11.

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, 621-3569 or sagordon@eastersealsnh.org. Next: July 25.

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: July 5.

Chapin Senior Center has health clinics coming up

NEW LONDON — Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., will have a free walk-in blood pressure clinic at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, and a VNA foot care clinic by appointment Fridays, July 6 and July 13, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment for the foot clinic, which costs $25, call the Kearsarge Council on Aging at 526-6368.

The center’s Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. This is a walk-in program.

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