Senior notes: Windham Terrace to give Senior Service Award

July 06. 2014 8:06PM
Windham Terrace Assisted Living’s Senior Service Award winner Judy Newcomb, left, is with her daughter Kathleen Rekart, right, and granddaughter Sophia Rekart at the Fight 2 Finish Cancer road race on June 1. (Courtesy of Kim Chaffee)

WINDHAM — It’s no surprise 66-year-old Judy Newcomb is an active volunteer in Windham, in particular with Fight 2 Finish Cancer. As a cancer survivor, she believes it’s important to show her gratitude for good health and support from her friends and family by making a difference for others, Windham Terrace Assisted Living wrote in a news release.

Because of Newcomb’s commitment to giving back to the community through her volunteerism and positive attitude, Windham Terrace says it will present her with this year’s Senior Service Award during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Fight 2 Finish Cancer and Newcomb also will each be given a $500 gift from Windham Terrace as part of the award, which Newcomb plans to donate back to the team. Newcomb also will receive an engraved Tiffany platter.


“This award is our way to thank Judy for her countless hours of generous service to our community,” Lynda Brislin, Windham Terrace executive director, said in the release. “She teaches us all how important it is to give back and make a difference. In addition, we truly believe in the work she and the rest of the Fight 2 Finish Cancer members are doing to help families in Windham and New Hampshire. We want them all to know how much we appreciate their dedication and selflessness.”


Fight 2 Finish Cancer is a team of 20 educators and instructional assistants in Windham who raise money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life and fundraising events, such as a local road race and comedy nights. The team has become one of the top fundraisers for Relay for Life in New Hampshire and has raised about $100,000 since its inception nine years ago.

Newcomb, who was a first-grade teacher in the area for 35 years, said it’s an honor to receive the award. “I will certainly accept this award on behalf of all of our volunteers — this is not all about me. It’s about our cause and helping those who are currently battling cancer through raising funds for research,” she said in the release.

Windham Terrace Assisted Living started the Senior Service Award in 2012 to recognize a local nonprofit and one of its adult volunteers who is 62 or older for their good work in the community.

AARP workshops to focus on managing money

MANCHESTER — To help people 50 and older better manage their money and learn smart financial habits, the AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation have developed a three-part workshop program.

The AARP Foundation Finances 50+ workshops will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 16, 23 and 30, at UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial St., in Room 266.

The free sessions will cover these topics:July 16: Budgeting and goal settingJuly 23: Taking charge of credit and debtJuly 30: Developing a saving plan and protecting assets

Space is limited and preregistration is required by visiting

To find out more about AARP events and activities in the community, go to, or

Retired men to learn about estate liquidation

MANCHESTER — The New Hampshire Retired Men’s Association’s next meeting on Tuesday, July 15, will feature a presentation on asset and estate liquidations.

The speaker will be Shannon Aubin, who founded Asset and Estate Liquidators about five years ago after spending two years liquidating the assets of her parent’s estate. Her company, which is certified by the American Society of Estate Liquidators, offers organizing, downsizing, personal property appraisal and moving management services. Her talk will focus on personal property sales solutions and benefits, including “do’s and don’ts” of outsourcing to service providers.

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 are in Catholic Medical Center’s Community Health Services Conference Room, 195 McGregor St., lower level, which is across the street from the hospital. Meetings are free and open to all interested men.

For more details about the association, contact Tom Arnold at or 965-3573 or go to

The association also has a computer group that meets the second Thursday of the month, as well as a cribbage group that meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. For more information about the computer group, email to Bob Chase at For cribbage information, contact Bob Campbell at 669-4944 or

Plymouth center starting book discussion group

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., is starting a new book discussion group, tentatively scheduled for one Tuesday a month from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. The first book title and date have yet to be determined, but the center says several people have already joined.


To participate, call Diane at 536-1204 Mondays through Thursdays to discuss the details. The center plans a picnic at the beach on Tuesday, July 15.


Those going will assemble at 9:30 a.m. at the center and board the center’s bus to Wellington State Park in Bristol. The staff will be packing a picnic lunch. Space is limited, so seniors should sign up in advance. A $6 donation is requested to cover expenses.

The center says a few seats remain for a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from Nov. 2 to 8. The trip includes Smokey Mountain shows,10 meals and some free time to explore historic Gatlinburg, Tenn. For tickets, call Cindy at the center at 536-1204.

On Thursday, July 24, Angela of Genesis will be circulating in the dining room beginning at 11:30 a.m. to explain the Referral Education Assist Program for Elders. There’s no need to sign up in advance.

The senior golf league is continuing its play at the White Mountain Country Club in Ashland. New golfers are welcome. League members start with lunch at noon for $3, followed by nine holes of golf for $17, with an optional cart for $5. For more information or to sign up, call Ron at 536-1204 or Norm at 744-6739.

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