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Senior news Dec. 31, 2017

Hinsdale Lions Club giving sand for seniors

Senior citizens living in Hinsdale who call and leave a name and street and address will receive a delivery of sand. Containers, five gallon buckets or smaller, should be placed so they are visible from the main road. Members of the Hinsdale Lions Club will be making deliveries on Jan. 6. Please call either 256-6133 or 336-5804.

Bellows Falls center offers senior activities

Cabin Fever Scrapbooking Day: Jan. 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10-$15 per person. Limited space. What to bring: scrapbook or refill pages, pictures, adhesives, tools, other cropping materials such as paper, cardstock and a bag lunch. Pre-registration, or at 802-869-3478; or stop by the senior center to register.

Basic Tai Chi for fall prevention: Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Please contact instructor Susan Williams 802-376-5173 for more information.

Chair caning: meets Mondays at 1 p.m. If you have a chair that needs repair or would like to learn the art of chair caning, please stop by.

The Knit and Stitch group: meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m., get help with finishing a project, repairing an item or take on a new project.

The BFASC Quilters: meet the on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.

Nickle Bingo: is held every Tuesday starting at 12:30 p.m., with 20 games played.

Free tax preparation: The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center in conjunction with AARP are excited to announce free tax preparation for the 2018 tax season. Please call the center to book an appointment, 802-463-3907. Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting on Feb. 5. No walk-ins will be available.

The center will be closed New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1. Any time the WNESU school system is closed due to weather, the center is also.

The senior center is at 18 Tuttle St., in Bellows Falls. Information, 802-463-3907.

Friendly Meals, Meals on Wheels

Friendly Meals offers Garden Café dining for seniors at 312 Marlboro St. in Keene. Doors open Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.

Dining rooms serving Monday through Friday are also at the Meadowood Assembly Hall in Troy and at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale. Friendly Meals are served on Wednesdays at the Keene Senior Center and monthly in Marlborough, Jaffrey, Stoddard, North Walpole, Marlow and Westmoreland. Lunch is available for a donation.

Cheshire County residents ages 60 and older may attend. Dietetic desserts are available at all meals. Donations are appreciated. Participants should make reservations two days before by 11 a.m.. Reservations: Garden Café, 352-2253; Hinsdale, 336-7087; Fitzwilliam, 242-7986 or Keene Senior Center, 352-2253. Meals on Wheels are available in Chesterfield, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Rindge, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Westmoreland and Winchester.

This week’s menu:

Monday, Jan. 1: Closed for the holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 2: Breaded pork cutlet with white sauce, sweet potatoes, spinach, blueberry crisp.

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Chicken and biscuit, mashed cauliflower, baby carrots, pumpkin cookie with craisins.

Thursday, Jan. 4: Spinach bacon onion quiche, green beans with red pepper, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, Jan. 5: Sweet-n-sour beef steak, vegetable rice pilaf, garden vegetables, Mandarin oranges.

Exercise program held twice a week

Age In Motion (AIM), an exercise program designed for older adults. Classes are led by trained instructors and are held for one hour, twice a week and consist of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Both men and women from any area town are invited to participate, and new members are welcome to join at any time. A $2 donation per class is requested.

Hinsdale (Millstream Community Center): Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Marlborough (Community House): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Winchester (ELMM Center): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

Physician approval is needed to join. Please call Jo-Anne at Home Healthcare, Hospice Community Services (HCS) at 352-2253, extension 118, for a registration packet. Age In Motion is a program of HCS, a Monadnock United Way agency.

Friday lunches held in Peterborough

The Peterborough senior lunch at the Peterborough Community Center offers games and food every Friday. Coffee and chat will begin at 10:15 a.m., cribbage and Bananagrams will follow, with a home-cooked lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $7.

Attendees should call Gloria at 924-9489 by noon on the preceding Wednesday to make reservations.

Monthly breakfast on tap in Troy

The Troy Senior Breakfast is held at the Samuel E. Paul Community Center on South Street on the first Saturday of every month, 7 to 10 a.m. Breakfast buffet is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 10 and under.

Bentley Commons to host activities

Bentley Commons is on Water Street in Keene.

Monday, Jan. 1: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat; 11 a.m., private party bistro; 1:30 p.m., shopping bus (limited) Walmart/Hannaford only; 2:30 p.m., movie in theater room; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., movie in theater room.

Tuesday, Jan. 2: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, men’s group; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1:30 p.m., adult coloring; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 2 p.m., cribbage; 3 p.m., bell choir; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6:45 p.m., bingo.

Wednesday, Jan. 3: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:15 a.m., bus to Hannaford; 10:30 a.m., bag toss, coffee and chat; 11 a.m., walking club; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping, Wii bowling; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:45 p.m., move for thought; 3:15 p.m., Bentley Chorus; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night.

Thursday, Jan. 4: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat; 1 p.m., bingo; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., documentary night.

Friday, Jan. 5: 9:30 a.m., sit n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, Catholic rosary and communion, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., move for thought; 2 p.m., name that tune; 3 p.m., stories by the fireside; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., arm chair travel.

Saturday, Jan. 6: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 1 p.m., bingo; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Sunday, Jan. 7: 8:30 a.m., bus to Trinity Church; 9:15 a.m., bus to St. Bernard’s; 9:30 a.m., bus to UCC/Baptist and Saint James; 2 p.m., performance by Virginia Eskin; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Bellows Falls center offers senior meals

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center at 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls, serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The meal is served until sold out and is open to area seniors.

Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors over the age of 60, which includes a beverage. Information: 463-3907.

This week’s menu:

Monday, Jan. 1: Closed for the holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 2: Spinach bacon onion quiche, green beans with red pepper, wheat dinner roll, pineapple tidbits.

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Sweet-n-sour beef steak, vegetable rice pilaf, garden vegetables, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges.

Thursday, Jan. 4: Chipped beef, boiled potatoes, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, pound cake with strawberries and blueberries.

Friday, Jan. 5: Chicken breast with southern sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed beans, wheat dinner roll, vanilla pudding with peaches.

Cribbage games continue in Keene

A senior cribbage league is held at Stone Arch Village in Keene on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Stone Arch Village is at 831 Court St.

Information: Robert Boucher at 357-8517.

Zumba Gold set for winter session

A new session of the Zumba Gold exercise program will be held Jan. 2 to 25 (snow date Jan. 30) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St.

This aerobic dance exercise program led by licensed instructor Pam Durkin is ideal for older adults and beginners.

Cost is $24 for the four-week session.

Registration: 357-9829.

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