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The group gathers from 8:30 to about 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, weather permitting, at Wolfe Park. There is no fee to play.Current players are between ages 55 and 80-plus. No games are played, and no running is required. The men just have fielding and batting practice. Gloves might be available for loan for those who don’t have one.For more information, including directions, call Jesse Robert at 895-2474 or 486-8402 (cell phone) or Dick Kiley at 625-6331.
NASHUA — Keeping in touch with family and friends is easier with tools like email, text messaging, Facebook and Skype. In the latest in its series of free workshops, Seniors Count-Nashua will offer information about each of these communications tools, what they are, what each is used for and what technology they work on.
Naomi Schoenfeld, associate professor of education at Rivier University will present the workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St.Advance registration is requested; call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services, at 889-3440 ext. 132.
DERRY — Birch Heights, an independent living retirement community located off Birch Street, offers a variety of free programs to the community as well as a free meal before or after the programs, by reservation. Parkland Medical Center dietitian Kristen Flagg will discuss “Nutrition and Disease Prevention” on Monday, May 12, at 2 p.m., with an emphasis on making healthy choices to prevent diabetes and heart disease.Tai chi for seniors is offered every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. for strength and balance and other benefits. It can be done in a chair or standing.
In his talk titled “Red Sox Nation,” returning Canadian sports journalist and management consultant Howard Bloom will share insight into the current Red Sox leadership, look at the Red Sox as baseball’s only true regional franchise and examine the long-term viability of Fenway Park. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16.
EXETER — Riverwoods at Exeter retirement community has added a second session of a free presentation on brain power, after the lunchtime session filled up.Dr. John Randolph, editor of the new book “Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health,” will present “New Research and Strategies to Strengthen Your Mind” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at RiverWoods’ Boulders campus, 5 Timber Lane.
Plymouth center starting senior golf league
PLYMOUTH — Men and women 60 and older are invited to sign up for the Plymouth Regional Senior Center’s Senior Golf League and its 18-week season of nine holes.
Littleton center gears up for March for Meals
LITTLETON — Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, will host this year’s “March for Meals” on Saturday, May 17, which includes the sponsored 5K walk along with several other local fundraisers for the Meals on Wheels program.
The day will start at the center with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets, which cost $5, are on sale now.
The center plans two days to celebrate Mother’s Day, starting with a special dinner Wednesday that will include music by Dennis Hartwell. On Thursday, a jewelry-making class with craftswoman Mary Pellitier will take place after lunch. Instruction is free, but there is materials fee: $5 for a single piece and $12 for a three-piece set. The class is limited to 15 people. To sign up, stop by the front desk.
Chapin center program on driving safety
NEW LONDON — Kearsarge Council on Aging’s Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., will host a program by Health South on “Staying Safe Behind the Wheel” at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. It will include tips for staying alert on the road, strategies to increase safety behind the wheel and a discussion of resources to help seniors keep their keys longer.