New Hampshire Senior News Briefs

October 13. 2013 6:06PM
Members of Goffstown High School's Class of 1956 and their spouses gather during their 57-year reunion last month at the Goffstown Historical Society. The reunion included a potluck supper, Yankee swap and an evening of reminiscing. Seated from left are alumni Dick Coughlin and Mac Morgrage, both of Goffstown, Eddie Dobe and Roland Blanchard, both of Manchester, and Jim Maloy of Chelmsford, Mass.; and standing from left, alumna Jane Vickery of Maine; Lorrain Coughlin and Dot Morgrage; alumna Lucy (Battey) Dobe; Claire Blanchard and Margaret Maloy; and alumnae Mary Ann (Mills) Connare of Rindge and Ruth (Toli) Gregorakakis of Goffstown. (COURTESY)

Merrimack police to host Senior Information Fair next week

MERRIMACK — Many organizations that offer services to senior citizens will be available to answer questions and offer information during a Senior Information Fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Merrimack Adult Community Center, 4 Church St.

The free fair is sponsored by Merrimack Police Union NEPBA Local No. 12. The fair is open to anyone, but organizers say it would be particularly beneficial to adult caregivers who might be looking for support services for their elderly parents.

Among the organizations planning to be there: Elderly Services of Greater Nashua; N.H. Fuel Assistance; Visiting Angels; Gateways for Seniors; St. John Neumann's Day Away Program; 2-1-1 services; Merrimack Public Library; N.H. Department of Health and Human Services; town of Merrimack Tax Relief; St. Joseph Community Services/Meals on Wheels; Affordable Hearing; EZ-Diabetic Supplies; Merrimack Crimeline; Caregivers; Alzheimer's Association of N.H.; and ServiceLink.

Refreshments and light breakfast items will be available.

Saturday is AARP Day at Currier Museum of Art

MANCHESTER — The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., is offering a special deal and a special program for AARP members on Saturday.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Hampshire residents arriving before noon will receive free admission, and after noon, AARP members will receive $1 off the $10 senior admission.

Free with admission will be a special film and discussion. "Mama Benz and the Taste of Money," which details the interplay between a young, ambitious European and an equally ambitious African market woman as they jockey for advantage to market cloth in a new territory, will begin at 3 p.m., followed by a discussion about the impact global trade has on textile goods produced and used across the continent of Africa.

Seniors also will be able to see the exhibit, "Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War," a display of photographs from the war.

AARP staff and volunteers will be there and are encouraging people to talk with them to learn more about AARP.

To find out about other local discounts and activities, go to, or

Author to discuss book at Littleton area center

LITTLETON — Boston area author Tilia Klebenov will be at the Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, on Thursday, Oct. 24, to talk about her new book, "Wrong Place, Wrong Time," a thriller set in the White Mountains. Her talk will begin after the 12:30 p.m. food raffle. For more about activities at the center, call 444-6050.

Free help with Medicare Part D open enrollment, which is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 15, is available. For an appointment, see Phyllis at the center or call Mary Beth or Tammy at ServiceLink, 444-4498.

Wellness discussion on Chapin Center's agenda

NEW LONDON — Diane Collins, R.N., of Lake Sunapee Region VNA will present a program, "Promoting Wellness in Everyday Life," at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Chapin Senior Center of the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging, 37 Pleasant St.

The Conversations With Lunch program this month will be a photo presentation and discussion by Kittie Wilson titled "Little Loon Grows Up." The program will begin at noon Monday, Oct. 21, at First Baptist Church, 461 Main St. To sign up, call COA at 526-6368 before Thursday.

Kelly Cooke of Terrapin Tours will be at the center at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, to talk about tours being offered from New London in 2014, including to the Blue Ridge Parkway and to Prince Edward Island. To register, call 526-6368.

Arbors of Bedford plans program on legal issues

BEDFORD — The Arbors of Bedford, 70 Hawthorne Drive, is hosting a presentation on "Legal Issues Impacting Caregivers and Families: Do Not Wait for a Crisis to Plan."

Ann N. Butenhof, a certified elder law attorney from Butenhof & Bomster, PC, will give the free program, which is open to the public, on Thursday, Oct. 24. The gathering will begin with refreshments at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.

Topics that will be discussed include the importance of health care powers of attorney and financial powers of attorney; guardianships; wills, trusts and probate avoidance.

To sign up for the program, call 647-9300.

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