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National Night Out Against Crime Goes Well Despite Weather

Aug 13, 2015 10:40AM ● By Ashley Springman

Tewksbury Senior Center.

Elder Services Becomes the Administrator of the Merrimack Valley Nutrition Program
“Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is excited to announce that as of Wednesday, July 1st they will be the administrator of the Nutrition Program. With the change comes a new food provider, Lindley Food Service, which has been selected as the caterer. As the new administrator Elder Services aims to keep the program as whole as possible, welcoming current staff members and volunteers to join the program. Along with long standing employees and volunteers, a new Nutrition Director, Derek Anderson, has been hired to oversee the program. Our focus is to provide great meals to elders through Lindley, supporting the staff to deliver excellent customer service and assisting our consumers with their needs! If you have any questions or concerns please, call us at 1-800-892-0890 and ask for the Nutrition Program Staff.”

Tickets are available for the following trips:

Sept. 23, 2015: Peabody Essex Museum, $35 per person.
Oct. 14, 2015: Octoberfest, East Hill Farm, $73 per person.
Nov. 4, 2015: Nashoba Valley, Winery, $30 per person.
Dec. 5, 2015: Elf @ Wang Center, $30 per person, Ticket Sales TBA.

The National Night Out Against Crime was met with great success despite Mother Nature throwing a curve ball into the mix.  Everyone had a great time and a big thanks goes out to the Tewksbury Police and Fire Department for organizing and hosting this event.

New on June 2nd we introduced our new “50’s And Fit” exercise class.  This fitness class is now open to all ages.  The class is being held on Tuesday Evenings from 5:15-6:15pm.  Class includes cardio, stretching, strength training, yoga and ends with meditation so that you can go home relaxed and get a good night’s sleep.  The cost is $3 per class, cash or check.  Participants must bring their own yoga mats. 

The Elder Brown Bag Program had its first distribution from the Tewksbury Senior Center on July 28th and will take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month.   This supplemental food assistance program provides a bag containing 3 days of food to eligible seniors.  The program is free of charge and you can pick up an application at the Senior Center, the Tewksbury Food Pantry or call Laura Marsan of Elder Services at 978-946-1303.  Thank you to all our volunteers who helped pack the bags and distribute them.

Tickets are on sale now for the next Foxwoods trip on Thursday September 3rd.   The cost of this trip is $30 per person, which includes motor coach transportation, a casino package and the driver gratuity.

Oil painting classes with instructor, Barbara Antinoro will start Thursday, Sept.17 through October 22.  This is a shorter session than usual and only one painting will be created in that period.  The cost will be $50 for the session.   We are hoping that the lower cost will allow more of you to try your hand at oil painting.  The class will be limited to 8 students.  For more details you may leave your name and number at the Senior Center and someone will contact you.  The final date for signing up for this class is Sept. 10th

Bunka Embroidery Classes will begin on September 10th at the Senior Center.  The class is held from 1 to 3PM on Thursdays.  Why not come down and try out this form of Japanese embroidery which originates around the turn of the 20th century.  Bunka artists use a specialized embroidery needle and rayon threads to create very detailed pictures that some say look like oil paintings.

The Fred Manzi Band will be back at the Senior Center on August 28, 2015 at 7:00PM.  Come on down and enjoy the wonderful music.  Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door.

Because Labor Day falls late this year, the Upscale In-Take day for the month of September will be held Monday August 31 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.  Please note the change in time as well as the change in date.   The Boutique is open during intake and is a good time to shop and you just never know what you will find. New consignors are always welcome!

DJ Jon Mansfield will be back to the Senior Center for an afternoon dance on Monday, August 31, 2015.  Those who obtain a ticket by August 26th will have lunch made by the chefs at Peregrine’s
Landing  included in the $6 ticket price what a treat!

There are EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS in our gift shop.  Burt’s Bees, Periwinkle Jewelry, Melissa
and Doug children’s toys and some summer hats and gifts.  Stop by to check us out!

Store Hours:
Upscale Consignment Shoppe: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Gift Shop: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Summer Hours in the Gift Shop for July & August.

For SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) contact the regional office at 978-946-1374.
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