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December 09. 2012 7:08PM

New Hampshire Senior News


These Nashua-area knitters have made hats, mittens, shawls, blankets and more for area senior citizens and people who are disabled. These knitted goods are being packaged with Meals on Wheels dinners. 

Nashua knitting group helps keep elderly warm

MERRIMACK - Meals on Wheels, a program of St. Joseph Community Services Inc., has received beautiful, hand-knitted gifts for its elderly and disabled homebound clients. The items were donated by the knitting group that meets every week at A.C. Moore in Nashua.

These knitters have been clicking needles and turning yarn into beautiful shawls, gloves, hats, scarves and blankets for the less fortunate around the area.

Meghan Brady, president of St. Joseph Community Services, said, "We are so grateful for this generous donation. Many of our clients keep their heat turned down to save money, so warm, knitted items are a necessity. Hundreds of warm items have been packed in holiday gift bags to be delivered by the Meals on Wheels drivers when they deliver that day's meals."

In addition, the knitting group has volunteered to help pack the holiday gift bags, filling them not only with their beautiful gifts, but also with items donated by individuals and organizations in the community.

For more information on the holiday gift program, corporate sponsorship or in-kind donations, please contact Maribeth McCue at DevMgr@SJCSinc.org or 424-9967.

For more information, visit www.MealsOnWheelsNH.org.

Stockings for Seniors, Dec. 14 dinner planned

MANCHESTER — MAS Home Care of New Hampshire’s Stockings for Seniors program is asking the community to donate unwrapped gifts that will be delivered to seniors in need in Manchester, Concord and surrounding towns.

MAS Home Care also will be serving lunch and delivering gifts to the seniors at New Horizons Shelter on Friday.

Last year, MAS Home Care delivered gifts to more than 150 seniors.

Donations may be dropped off by Friday at MAS Home Care, 500 Harvey Road, Suite 304, Manchester, or call 296-0960 to arrange a pickup.

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 buffet with a carving station, will follow at 5 p.m. in the main dining hall. Reservations are required in advance. Tickets will be sold in the gift shop for $5.

On Friday, Dec. 14, join Joan Randlett and her Country Line Dancers for a Country Christmas celebration at 10 a.m. They will be kicking their heels up to country Christmas music. All are welcome, and a great brunch will follow at the senior center. For more information, please call the center at 536-1204.

Horse Meadow Senior Center concert, dinner set

HAVERHILL - The Woodsville High School will give a holiday concert at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road.

On Thursday, Dec. 20, join the seniors for an old-fashioned Yankee Swap, following lunch. Please buy and wrap a small gift and put it under the tree and join the fun.


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