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December 02. 2012 6:02PM

New Hampshire Senior and Club News


Pictured here are the Pleasant Street School third graders with their new books donated by the Laconia Kiwanis Club as part of their KARES program. For the past eleven years, Laconia Kiwanis Club members, occassionally along with other community leaders, visit each of the city's three elementary schools three times during the school year. The club donates books for each child, reads to them and participates in a fun activity with refreshments. (COURTESY)
Seniors Count-Nashua hosts 'laughter' workshop

NASHUA - Learn about the health benefits of laughter at the Seniors Count-Nashua workshop on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Laughter helps your blood flow, has a positive impact on the immune system and helps lower blood sugar levels. It's also fun - and beneficial to your body. Workshop presenters are James Sullivan and Erica Kelly of Crestwood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford.

The free workshop begins at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center at 70 Temple St. Advance registration is requested. Call Beth Todgham, at 889-3440, ext. 132 for information.

Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) in the cafeteria at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested for diners age 60 and over; the price is slightly higher for those under 60. Preregistration for lunch is required. Call Steve at 882-2106 to reserve. Lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

AARP announces driving?refresher courses

The AARP Driver Safety Program has announced the December lineup for its driving refresher course.

The two-part class, which is open to any age driver but geared to people over 50, costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.

The class covers information on defensive driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing and reaction time. The course is a combination of discussion and videos; there are no written or driving tests.

Concord: Dec. 5-6, Horseshoe Pond, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; call 228-6956 to register.

Nashua: Dec. 11-12, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; call 594-3628.

Nashua: Dec. 28 and 30, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; call 577-2002.

Register for Wolfeboro club's Dec. 19 luncheon

WOLFEBORO FALLS - The Wolfeboro Senior Citizens Club will hold its Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 19 at the Wolfeboro Inn. The cost if $10 and is payable before Dec. 14. Send a check to Mary Ann Fountain, 91 Lyford Road, Brookfield 03872. Please specify your menu choice, either turkey or fish.

Explore healthy living in words, photos in Haverhill

HAVERHILL - Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road, presents Photovoice, showcasing photography and words to explore healthy living on Friday, Dec. 7. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program and awards ceremoney begins at 6 p.m.

The presenter is Dr. Anna Adachi-Mejia of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Dartmouth Medical School. Contributors from Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, Woodsville High School and Horse Meadow Senior Center.

For more information, call the center at 787-2539.

Plymouth center plans Christmas dinner, concert

PLYMOUTH - Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., will hold its annual Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 12

Doors will be open at 4 p.m. Dinner, featuring a festive bufet with a carving station, will follow at 5 p.m. in the main dining hall.

Entertainment will be provided by Tim Keefe. There will be music and dancing.

Reservations are required in advance. Tickets will be sold in the Gift Shop for $5.

-- The Baker Valley Band will perform a concert of holiday music on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the center.

--The Foot Clinic at the Senior Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Please call the Pemi-Baker Community Health to register. Fee of $15. must be paid in advance or at registration. Call 536-2232.

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