Elder Report

Elder Report

Elder Report

On the Road Again With the Northshire Seniors

Three trips have been planned over the next few months for senior citizens 55 years of age and older who live in the broader Northshire area. On Wednesday, June 20, they’ll be heading to the New London Barn Theater in New Hampshire to see a matinee presentation of ‘Camelot.’ Lunch is at your own cost at the Weathervane Restaurant. They will leave promptly at 9:45 a.m. and return at approximately 6:30 p.m. The cost is $24. The next trip on Thursday, July 19, will follow the same schedule, but head in a different direction to Mac Hadyn Theater in Chatam, N.Y., to see ‘Mama Mia!’ Lunch will be on your own at a 99 Restaurant. The cost is $32. The final trip of the season is on Wednesday, September 26, for ‘Fall Foliage and the Fairbanks Museum.’ They’ll leave at 8 a.m. and head up to Saint Johnsbury to tour the Fairbanks Museum and see a planetarium show. Lunch is enroute to Waterbury for a tour and tasting at the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, returing at about 6:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $20, with lunch on your own. The Northshire Seniors subsidize the cost of transportation for each event. Along with group rates, this allows us to charge a minimal amount for these fun, educational experiences. Contact Linda O’Leary at 802-779-1314 to sign up or any inquiries.

Project Independence

Monday, June 4:  Health is Wealth. Tuesday, June 5:  Summer on the Farm. Wednesday, June 6:  Crafters Club. Thursday, June 7:  Sing-a-long. Friday, June 8:  I’d Rather be Fishing. Do you need medical assistance or supervision during the day? Bennington Project Independence has full time nursing staff that can help. For more information, call 802-442-8136 or visit bpiads.org.

Free Shred Event

A free shred event performed by SecurShred of Burlington is taking place on Thursday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by AARP and hosted by the Jacobs Law Offices, 204 South Street, Bennington. Call 802-442-8503 for details.

Senior Go-Getters

All senior citzens are invited to attend the luncheon sponsored by the Manchester Go-Getters at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 6, at Saint Paul’s Church Hall on Bonnet Street in Manchester. The donation is $4 per person. Bingo will follow. Attendees are requested to bring a donation of peanut butter or jelly for the Community Food Cupboard. To make reservations, call Sally at 802-375-9780.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels (MOW) Café at 124 Pleasant Street in Bennington serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a suggested donation of only $3.50 for those age 60 and over, or $5 for younger. Take out meals are available. Bone Builders and other exercise classes are offered upstairs at The Senior Center.

One of the most essential elements of the nonprofit MOW is volunteers. You can aid in kitchen preparation, be a server, deliver hot meals to the home-bound and much more. Experience the joy of giving back; call 802-442-8012 to find out how you can volunteer your time!

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