New Hampshire Senior News in Brief

June 02. 2013 4:15PM
Maple Suites Senior Independent Living Community in Dover recently raised $1,130 during a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Pease Greeters Fund. Charles E. Cove, left, chairman of the board of directors of the Pease Greeters, accepts a check from Stan Anderson, manager of Maple Suites. (COURTESY)

Program on 'Senior Moments vs. Alzheimer's'

EXETER - RiverWoods at Exeter, a continuing care retirement community, is offering free information sessions on "Knowing the Difference: Senior Moments vs. Alzheimer's Disease."

The Alzheimer's Association will present the program from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and repeat it from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at The Woods campus, 7 RiverWoods Drive.

The session will discuss the normal cognitive changes associated with aging; the distinction between dementia and Alzheimer's disease; top warning signs of Alzheimer's; steps to obtain a proper diagnosis; and lifestyle choices that contribute to good health.

The registration deadline for the first session, which includes lunch, is Tuesday, June 11, and for the second session, which includes snacks, Thursday, June 20, though seating is limited. To RSVP, call Diane Burch at 658-3014 or email

Veterans History Project on retired men's group agenda

MANCHESTER - Bob Stevens, producer and host of "The Veterans Forum" television show, will be the guest speaker at the New Hampshire Retired Men's Association's meeting Tuesday, June 18.

Stevens plans to show an interview of U.S. Air Force crewmen at Pittsfield, Mass., Municipal Airport and of a veteran from New Hampshire.

He videotapes interviews with any veteran who is willing to share war experiences from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, etc., for inclusion in the Library of Congress' "Veterans History Project."

Stevens' show is aired on the community cable access channels in Manchester, Derry, Londonderry and Bedford.

The association meets monthly with a social hour and refreshments at 10:30 a.m., followed by the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meetings, which are free and open to all interested men, are held in Catholic Medical Center's Community Health Services Conference Room, on the lower level floor at 195 McGregor St., across the street from the medical center.

For more about the RMA, contact Tom Arnold at or 965-3573.

RMA also has a computer group that meets the second Thursday of the month and a cribbage group that meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. For more about the computer group, email Jim Theodosopoulos at For cribbage information, contact Bob Campbell at 669-4944 or

Plymouth center gears up for summer golf league

PLYMOUTH - The Senior Golf Summer League at Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., will begin its six-week season at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at Highland Links Country Club.

The league, which will meet Thursdays, is for men and women 60 and older. After golf, the seniors will have lunch at the center.

The $96 fee includes golf, lunch and prizes. Carts are $6 per person, payable at check-in. For more information, call Ron at 536-1204 or Norm at 744-6739.

Those who would like to join the league but who have limited to no golfing experience may call Norm for lessons.

The center will celebrate Father's Day at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13. Don Saviano with Neil Martin will play the keyboard and electric bass. Crackers and cheese will be served before a pot roast dinner with strawberry shortcake.

The center's gift shop is welcoming new consignees. Items must be handmade, collectibles or new. The limit is six items. Anyone interested should call the center at 536-2090 to make an appointment with the women in the gift shop before bringing in items.

Littleton center plans 2 celebrations for fathers

LITTLETON - Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, plans two Father's Day celebrations.

The first, on Thursday, June 13, will be a special Father's Day lunch. It will include a gift for all the dads, plus a door-prize drawing for men only. After the food raffle, guest speaker David Shikes will share his repertoire of jokes and stories.

Friday, June 14, the fun continues with coffee and doughnuts from 9 to 10 a.m. and free chair massages - a 10-minute neck, shoulder and upper back massage. A sign-up sheet is available at the front desk. The center also is inviting anyone to bring a craft or hobby that they would like to share and display. Those interested should see Phyllis to let her know about space needed, whether it be writings, wood working, carvings, paintings or any other crafts.

Donna Potter of Granite State Independent Living will present the first of a three-part lecture series, "Aging Your Way," at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27. The subject will be "How to Coordinate Your Personal Care Needs."

Pontine Theatre performers Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers will bring their classic puppets to life for "the halcyon days" on the beach with poet Ogden Nash program at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. Nash and his family spent summers on the New Hampshire Seacoast. The theater says these vacations influenced his ideas about family, nature and society and had a major impact on his poetry.

Each month the center has an international day. This month, the focus will be on India on Friday, June 21, and will feature an Indian meal prepared by kitchen staff. Will Hungtington, a former employee, will share his stories of living in India for a year as part of his college courses.

For more about the center's activities, call 444-6050.

New London center offers program on legal rights

NEW LONDON - New Hampshire Legal Assistance will give a program on "Debt Collection: Your Rights as a Consumer" at 11:30 a.m. Friday June 14, at Chapin Senior Center of the Kearsarge Council on Aging, 37 Pleasant St.

Debt collection, including telephone harassment by debt collectors, is a big problem for seniors in New Hampshire, the center says. Unfortunately, many seniors are unfamiliar with state and federal laws that protect consumers.

The session will discuss the debt collection process and consumers' rights, and how to get help with debt collection if needed. To attend, call the the COA at 526-6368.

Movie & Pizza Night at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, will feature "The Secret Life of Bees."

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