New Hampshire Senior News Notes
DERRY — Birch Heights Independent Living Community, 7 Kendall Pond Road, will host a health care expo from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Area health care providers will be on hand to share information, materials and answer questions about their services.
Admission will be $5. To RSVP, call Birch Heights at 425-7755. Anyone who signs up in advance is invited to stay for lunch after the expo at 12:15 p.m.
Plymouth center plans social services mini-fair
Representatives from nonprofit groups will be at the center to talk about their programs and answer questions.
• CAP Fuel Assistance
• Commodity Supplemental Food Program
• Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
• Granite State Independent Living
• Lifeline, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock program
• Prescription Assistance Program
• RSVP Chore Corps
• Senior Companion Program
• Senior housing — Southern New Hampshire Services
• Speare Hospital on advanced directives
• Voices Against Violence
The fair also will offer door prizes and a noon lunch.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, Ray Belanger will present a free program on "Railroading in the North Country from the 1960s to the Present" at 1 p.m. at the senior center, the site of the former Boston & Maine Railroad station. Members of the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society plan to attend as well. Belanger will present a slide show from his photo collection, which captures railroading from locations in Berlin, Gorham, Littleton and Whitefield to St. Johnsbury Vt., and beyond.
Chas Crane will be at the center at 11 a.m. Thursdays to offer free massages in the dining room.
NEW LONDON — The Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., will offer a "Memoir Writing Challenge" with Bobbi Stoneman from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. Stoneman says memories are a treasure trove of stories to record and share. Each session will include a "free-write" task, discussion and homework. Those participating should bring a notebook and pencil or pen. Old photos also are welcome. The sessions are limited to 10 members. To sign up, call the Kearsarge Council on Aging at 526-6368. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 526-8809.
MANCHESTER — The Manchester Regional Area Committee on Aging is sponsoring a Senior SuccessABILITY event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, that will focus on emergency operations as they relate to the city's seniors.
The free event will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St. Light refreshments will be served.
MANCHESTER — The Manchester Retired Educators Association plans its annual luncheon and fall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road.
The guest speaker will be humorist Fred Marple of the Frost Heaves Players, who will entertain with his Yankee humor.A social hour with complimentary cheese and crackers will begin the gathering at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. A short business meeting will be held after Marple's presentation.Any retired educator living in Manchester or surrounding towns is invited to attend. Spouses and friends also are welcome. For more information or to sign up, call Joe at 622-2285.
MANCHESTER — "How Moxie Helped Win WWII" will be the topic of the program at the N.H. Retired Men's Association's meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Merrill Lewis, past president of the New England Moxie Congress, will highlight the rich history and recent resurgence of the distinctively different soda, now produced locally in Londonderry, plus the ongoing saga of the fabled Moxie Bottle House, once a Manchester landmark close to Grenier Field. The influence of Moxie during the 1939-1945 war years will be featured.
RMA also has a computer group that meets the second Thursday of the month, as well as a cribbage card playing group that meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. For more about the computer group, email Bob Chase at email@example.com. For cribbage information, contact Bob Campbell at 669-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week is national Lifeline Awareness Week, so the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and the New Hampshire Office of Consumer Advocate are using the time to promote the Lifeline Telephone Assistance program.