To sign up for any 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.
COA is back at Hildreth House
The COA has finally moved back into Hildreth House. Residents are invited to stop by to tour the building. An official open house will be scheduled for sometime in the spring.
Comedy hour with David Sykes
On Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. the COA will host storyteller and comedian David Sykes who will present a collection of humorous stories and jokes. Much of Sykes’s material comes from his many years of traveling around New England. A luncheon will follow the show. The event is free, but space is limited. Sign up by March 29.
St. Patrick’s Day party
Join the COA Tuesday, March 21 (rescheduled from the previous week), at noon, for the annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at St. Theresa’s Church. The event will feature a traditional corned beef meal.
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Harvard Board of Health, will hold a well-adult clinic Tuesday, March 21, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Church. Drop in for blood sugar, blood pressure, or pulse screening, and diet advice. No appointment is necessary. More information at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762, or visit www.nashoba.org.
Boston Flower Show
Visit the Boston Flower Show with the COA at the Seaport World Trade Center on Wednesday, March 22. The van will leave Havard at 10 a.m. Admission is $17, payable at the show; no charge for the van.
Tax relief available
Harvard’s Elderly and Disabled Tax Aid can assist residents defray the cost of their property taxes. The funds consist totally of private donations and are distributed in accordance with established guidelines based on need. Applications are available at www.harvard.ma.us, the COA office, or the town treasurer’s office.
The COA wants to know who would be interested in joining some new fitness programs:
Weekly or bi-weekly swim classes at Swymfit in Boxborough.
A daily, weekly, or bi-weekly walking group.
If you are interested in any of these options, please contact the COA.
Fuel assistance still available
There is still time to apply for fuel assistance for this winter’s heating bills. The state’s gross annual income limits for assistance are $34,001 for a household of one, $44,463 for a household of two. In addition, the Harvard Energy Assistance Team offers help. Call the COA to apply or for more information.