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5 Takeaways from the Council on Aging Meeting

Look for fraud and scam presentations next month

The Tewksbury Council on Aging held its monthly meeting yesterday at the Senior Center.

Two upcoming popular activities were highlighted by Chair Lynn Murphy. On April 21 at 7 p.m., come listen and dance to the sounds of the Silvertones … enjoy Waltz, Latin, Jitterbug, line dances and more. Purchase tickets at the door, $10 per person.

The monthly lunch & DJ dance will be held on Monday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. Early sign up is recommended.

Director Janice Conole read her report of activities and happenings at the center:

There were more than 170 tax returns processed this year. Thanks to the AARP Tax Aid program.

Conole has received many positive comments about our building custodian, Greg. His attention to details is seen in all corners of the center. Greg took the position last October, and his work ethic is greatly appreciated.

Thank you and goodbye to Mollie Tupper, the Outreach Intern. Mollie assisted Christina Hess with the new Elder Mental Health Outreach Team (EMHOT) program.

The third bus driver has been able to fill in the gaps, and there are now two vans running every day. No more worrying about having the right change, either. You can now purchase a transportation punch card that will give seniors 25 rides for $45. That’s a $.20 discount for in-town rides. Come by the office and see Tammy to purchase a punch card for either rides or exercise classes. Those cards are $35 for 10 classes.

Look forward to several programs dealing with fraud and scams targeting involving our elderly citizens. Eastern Bank and the Tewksbury Federal Credit Union are preparing presentations to help identify and assist in stopping this heartbreaking problem.

Our State Senator and State Representatives may soon be having office hours at the center. The Carnation will post these times when available.

Finally. the Friends of the Elderly have started Foxwood trips:

The next meeting of the COA will be May 16 at the Senior Center.

Donna Gill covers Senior Center and COA news for the Carnation.

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