Groveland Council on Aging Invites Residents to Seniors Day

For immediate release

GROVELAND – Council on Aging Director Amanda Fisher would like to invite the community to the COA Seniors Day later next week to learn more about the COA and the services offered to the seniors community.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OR:

Activities will take place at Groveland City Hall, 183 Main St., in the Center Meeting Room, hallways and outdoor tent.

WHAT:

The Groveland COA is hosting a Seniors Day, which will feature family-friendly activities including raffles, fitness demonstrations, snacks and refreshments, artwork and music.

Attendees will have the chance to see artwork created by seniors hanging in the hallways of City Hall.

Thomas Rull will present his show “A Musical Journey Through the Years”, sponsored by the Groveland Cultural Council. The performance will feature songs from Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Elvis, Perry Como, Lou Rawls, Engelbert Humperdinck, and more.

A lunch of Panera Bread will be provided, courtesy of Friends of COA, Anita Wright and Dot Dichiara.

Registration is required to attend the musical performance and lunch. To register, please call the COA at 978-372-1101.

Additionally, members of the Groveland Fire Department will be on hand to provide information on a Life Record, which is a card that allows first responders to quickly obtain a person’s medical history, including allergens and medications, in case of emergency.

Northern Essex Elder Transport, a non-profit volunteer driver program serving older people in 14 communities in the Merrimack Valley, will have forms for older people to request services. Participants interested in becoming volunteer drivers will also have the opportunity to apply.

Representatives from AgeSpan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting residents of Northeastern Massachusetts as they age, will showcase the resources they provide for residents age 60 and older.

Caption Call, a federally funded program that provides captioned telephone services to people who are hard of hearing, will demonstrate its services.

Friends of the COA of Groveland will recruit those interested in helping raise funds for the COA.

“We encourage residents to join us for the Council on Aging Seniors Day later this month, and hope to see a strong turnout. The event will be a great way for the community to come together and connect with our seniors, learn more about what the COA has to offer, and have fun,” said Fisher.

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James C. Tibbs