To sign up for any of these Council on Aging events, to reserve a seat on the COA van, or for more information, please call 978-456-4120. Unless otherwise noted, signup is necessary. Please keep in mind that when there is inclement weather, there are no COA programs and the van is taken off the road.
On Monday, April 10, Dr. Robin Schoenthaler spoke to a captivated crowd of seniors at Hildreth House about what to expect as our bodies age. (Courtesy photo)
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Harvard Board of Health, will hold a well-adult clinic Tuesday, April 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hildreth House. Drop in for blood sugar screening, blood pressure, pulse screening, and diet advice. No appointment is necessary. For further information call 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 or visit www.nashoba.org.
37th Annual Senior Conference
State Senator Jamie Eldridge announced details for the 37th annual Senior Conference to be held Thursday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough. The conference will feature food (breakfast and lunch), health screenings, entertainment, door prizes, and interactive workshops on health care, financial planning, fitness activities, nutrition, independent living, and more, all free for seniors in attendance. The annual conference has been a tradition in the Middlesex and Worcester District since 1980.
The van will leave Hildreth House at 8 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m.
Home-cooked luncheon for seniors
This year the COA has had a number of students offering their time for community service. On Thursday, April 20, at noon, join other seniors for a homemade luncheon prepared by Bromfield student Talbot Chipman.
Applications due May 15 for tax aid
The Elderly and Disabled Tax Aid fund is set up to assist elderly and disabled residents defray the costs of their property taxes. The funds consist totally of private donations and are disbursed based on need. Applications are due by May 15 if you need help paying your property taxes. If you have questions, call the COA or the town treasurer at 978-456-4100.
COA’s computer gurus are on hand Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hildreth House computer lab for help. Call to schedule an appointment.
Workshop sessions focusing on specific topics are held Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. The next workshop is April 21 on organizing files.
Take me out to the ball game!
See the Lowell Spinners play on Friday, July 28. $20 covers the van, a box seat ticket, hot dog, ice cream, and soft drink. The van will leave Hildreth House at 6 p.m. and return around 10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by April 30.