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Senior Living 2013

Senior Living 2013

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The ollowing is the contact inormation orlocal Council on Aging programs and SeniorCenters and a sampling o their programsand services. For a ull list o activities thatare oered, contact your local Council onAging ofce.
40 Water St., P.O. Box 550978-462-8650Council on Aging director:
Served at 11:30 a.m. every weekday.Reservations are required and should becalled in at least two days in advance. 
Quarterly fnancial planningseminars, S.H.I.N.E. counseling, legal assis-tance, Meals on Wheels 
Medical Services:
nurse visits, medi-cal counseling, blood pressure readings,monthly podiatrist appointments and hear-ing checks, quarterly dental cleanings (eeapplies)
Classes and Clubs:
 Exercise to Music ft-ness program, monthly book club, knittinggroup, Drop In Tuesday mornings, LowVision Support Group
68 Elm St.978-388-8138Senior Center hours:
Monday throughThursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to3 p.m.
Annmary I. Connor, LICSW
Served daily at 11:20 a.m., Contact Debat 978-388-8138 ext. 549 two days in advanceto reserve a seat.
S.H.I.N.E. counseling, taxassistance, senior tax work o program,intergenerational programs, monthly din-ner, monthly coee with the police and frechies, educational seminars and AmesburyCaregiver Essentials (ACE).
Medical Services:
Outreach/case manage-ment, low vision group, men’s group, care-giver support group, public health nurseclinics and podiatry (ee applies).
Classes and Clubs:
exercise, Monday andWednesday, 2 p.m.; Zumba, Thursday, 10a.m.; line dancing, Thursday, 1 p.m.; aquatictherapy, Thursday, noon (minimal ees apply);Yoga, Thursday, 8:30 a.m., access cable TVshows, bridge, cribbage, watercolor, knitting,art classes, computer instruction (minimalee), movies, social gatherings and new pro-graming added each month.
43 Laayette Road978-462-2412Senior Center hours:
Monday throughThursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m.to noon
 Elizabeth Pettis
Served each weekday at 11:20 a.m.at the Hilton Center. Suggested donation is$2 per meal or a person 60 and older. Res-ervations are a must and should be madetwo working days in advance. Call 978-462-2412 to register.
 Transportation to medicalappointments, therapy and shopping;riendly visitors; telephone reassur-ance; home-delivered meals available tohousebound seniors; social and educationprograms, such as crats, bingo, computerclasses, health insurance counseling, bloodpressure screening and blood sugar clinicevery Monday; podiatrist services; enter-tainment, exercise and educational classes
F. Ryeburn Lynch Senior Center (atNewbury Elementary School)63 Hanover St.978-462-8114Senior Center hours:
 Monday throughThursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 Martie Smith-Joe
health insurance counseling,legal counseling, income tax counsel-ing, monthly Men’s Breakast; monthlyBirthday and Bingo; monthly Guest CheLuncheon; monthly Ham and Bean Supper(ee applies)
Medical Services:
 monthly health clinics;monthly podiatry clinic (ee applies); sup-port groups
Classes and Clubs:
Tai Chi, Fridays, 9 a.m.at Newbury Town Library; book club, walk-ing club, computer classes, bridge/cribbagegames, knitting group
100 East Main St.978-346-9549Senior Center hours:
 Monday throughThursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday: 8:30a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Laura Dillingham-Mailman
Served each weekday; must beordered by Friday o the preceding weekno later than 1 p.m. Call 978-346-9549.Requested donation: $3.50
Breakast with the Chies, Mealson Wheels, S.H.I.N.E. counseling, tax prepa-ration assistance, ood pantry
Medical Services:
Low Vision SupportGroup, TRIAD, medical equipment lendingprogram, blood pressure clinic, podiatryclinic 
Classes and Clubs:
exercise, line dance,yoga, board games, Tai Chi, Merrimac RedHatters, quilting, Zumba, drawing andpainting, Wii, git shop
381 Main St.978-363-1104Senior Center hours:
 Monday, Wednesdayand Thursday, 8:30 am to 3 p.m.; Tuesday,8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
 Theresa Poore
Served each weekday at 11:30 a.m.Suggested donation $2. Reservationsare required at least two days in advanceby 11: 30 a.m.
monthly lunch series, Meals onWheels, monthly Early Bird, monthly gro-cery shopping, transportation to doctorsappointments through NEET and van. Medi-cal: S.H.I.N.E counseling, medical equipmentlending program, pedicures, blood pres-sure, health air
Classes and Clubs:
quilting, Mah-Jong,gentle yoga, Zumba, trips, drawing andpainting, TRIAD, rug hooking
39 Central St. P.O. Box 523 978-948-7637COA Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8:30a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Mary Ellen Mighill
S.H.I.N.E counseling, legal aid, TRIAD
Medical Services:
wellness clinic, podia-trist clinic
Classes and Clubs:
knitting, yoga, cardgames and board games, Reminisce Group,Ladies Club
COA oces are located at Town Hall,183 Main St., Groveland978-372-1101COA hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8:30a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lynne Stanton
Programs and services:
caregiver/amily support, daily noon meals, MealsOn Wheels, weekly shopping, AARP taxassistance, weekly art and exercise classes,ood pantry, ladies’ teas, men’s breakast,Monday movie aternoons, scrapbooking,Wednesday game day, S.H.I.N.E. counsel-ing, van trips also go out regularly tomuseums/cultural locations and one-dayand longer-stay motor coach trips are alsoavailable
Council on Aging1 Library St.978-352-5726COA Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8a.m.to 4 p.m.
 Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello
Served Monday through Wednes-day, 11:15 a.m. at the Council on Aging mealsite at First Congregational Church. Reser-vations are required three days in advance.Suggested donation, $2.
S.H.I.N.E counseling, Meals onWheels, support groups, weekly groceryshopping, brown bag program
Medical Services:
blood pressure clinic,wellness education programs, monthlyvisiting nurse sessions, medical equipmentlending program, medical transportation
Classes and Clubs:
yoga, strength train-ing, walking program, men’s breakastseries, crats, games, discussion groups,van outings
Local senior centers offer numerous activities and services
File photo
Salisbury police chie Thomas Fowler meets senior citizens at the Hilton Center at the TRIAD meeting. Themeetings are once a month where police give tips to seniors on saety, such as internet scams.
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Elder Services o theMerrimack Valley, Inc. (ESMV)services the areas o Low-ell, Lawrence, Haverhill andNewburyport or a total o 23 communities in northeastMassachusetts where 88,000older adults, over the age o 60reside.Among the programs and ser-vices oered by ESMV are:
Age Inormation Center
: Car-ing, riendly experts helppeople o all ages and answersto questions about services andresources in the Merrimack Val-ley, Massachusetts and US.
Care Management
: All elders,regardless o income, are eligibleor an assessment, at no cost, intheir home or in a recuperativeor long term care acility orthose who want to return saelyto the community. Licensedsocial workers and nursesarrange visits to assess needs,discuss service options, plan orcare, coordinate service deliveryand oer ollow-up.
Crisis Intervention Services
: Pro-vides services or older adultswho are physically or emotion-ally abused, neglected or nan-cially exploited and to those atrisk.
Community Services
: Elder Ser-vices receives unds to build thecapacity o local organizationsand communities to serve thediverse and changing needs o elders in the Merrimack Valley.These unds provide congregateand home delivered meals, legalassistance, minority outreach,health promotion clinics, SeniorCenter activities; and otherservices.
Elder Care Advice
: One-to-oneproessional help or elders,their amilies and/or caregiversto identiy a variety o choices tomeet the challenges o care giv-ing. Service is oered at no costand without regard to incomeprivately at home or in the work-place. Ongoing phone consulta-tion is oered up to six months.
Elder Care Fund
: Provides emer-gency nancial help and in-homeservices or local elders whenno other available resourcescan be ound. The und is solelysupported through undraisingevents, oundations and indi-vidual donations.
Family Caregiver Support Program
:Elder Services can link caregiv-ers to many aordable or no costcommunity services, which inturn easesthe stress o care giving. Edu-cational programs and amilyconsultation oered.
Health Benets Counseling
:Trained certied volunteers pro-vide inormation and assistanceto elders, their amily and care-givers regarding health insur-ance and benets.
Home Care Program
: Funded withederal and state dollars, it oersa variety o choices to help olderadults who meet income andneed guidelines to remain saeand independent at home.
Medical Advocates
: Trainedvolunteers provide transporta-tion to medical appointments;accompany elders to the visit;assist in speaking to the doc-tor to ask questions and gatherinormation.
Money Management
: Helps olderadults no longer able to managetheir personal nances. Servicesinclude: bill paying, checkbookbalancing, budgeting by trained,insured volunteers; and Repre-sentative Payee by a proessionalwhen other options are notenough.
Nursing Home Ombudsman
:Trained certied volunteershelp nursing and rest home resi-dents resolve complaints aboutpersonal care, residents’ rightsor any type o concern aectingtheir lie as a resident in a longterm care acility.
Personal Care Attendant
: Elderconsumers may recruit, hire,schedule and, i needed, dis-charge their own worker whoassists with personal care.Elders must be on MassHealthand have a permanent disabilityor chronic illness.
Respite Care
: Oers amiliesrelie rom care giving tasks andtime to care or themselves.
Supportive Services Coordinationin Housing
: Provides help and ser-vice coordination or residents o public and private elder housing.
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley provides range of support
BRYAN EATON/sta photo
Dozens showed up or an AppreciationGala at the Amesbury Senior Centerwhen it opened its doors. ElderServices o Merrimack Valley receivesunds to help local organizations servethe needs o seniors in the community,including helping to sponsor SeniorCenter activities.
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Merrimac Council on Aging & Senior Center
100 East Main StreetMerrimac, MA 01860Tel: 978-346-9549Join us for Events andAdventures:From Aerobics to Zumba

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