NH Senior Notes: RISE’s fall information session set for Aug. 17

August 13. 2017 10:32PM
Littleton Area Senior Center is hosting a photography exhibit Thursday featuring the works of seniors in a nature photography class at the center. (COURTESY)

NASHUA — The fall information session for Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Reception Room of the Dion Center at Rivier University, located on Clement Street, which is off South Main Street.

Seniors can choose from more than 67 five-week courses with two start dates. First-term courses begin Sept. 5 and end Oct. 16; second-term courses begin Oct. 17 and end Nov. 20. There are no learning prerequisites, no tests and no credits earned. Membership for the 10 weeks of courses is $130 and includes the use of the Muldoon Health and Fitness Center, Regina Library, and Dion Dining Center.

Members may participate in up to five courses each term. Course topics include literature, history, music, art, computer science, photography, religion, philosophy and spiritual enrichment, writing, world cultures, current events, language, film, moderate exercise and water exercise. Thirty-four of the courses are new for fall.

The RISE program, which is tailored for “learning in retirement,” is open to people 55 and older. The information session offers a chance to learn more about RISE, meet with class facilitators and register and pay by check for the fall semester.

A yearlong celebration of the RISE program’s 20th anniversary has been underway since January.

Course brochures are available at www.rivier.edu/rise, www.facebook.com/RISE1997, at local libraries and senior centers, and at the RISE office, which is in Memorial Hall, Room 126, on Main Street. Information also is available by calling 897-8623.

Plymouth center invites joke-telling on special day

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., invites seniors to share a favorite clean, short joke on Tuesday, which is National Tell a Joke Day. Anyone who participates will be entered to win a free lunch.

The center will celebrate National Senior Citizens Day on Monday, Aug. 21.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the theme will be “life is short, eat dessert first.” Lunch will be in reverse, with dessert the first course.

Anyone who wears a bow tie on Monday, Aug. 28 — National Bow Tie Day — will be entered to win a prize.

The last barbecue of the summer is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. It also will feature music by Paul Hubert.

Bus service is available to most destinations in Plymouth. The maximum is two rides per person, per week. To schedule or cancel a ride request, call the center at 536-1204 at least 48 hours in advance. Seating is limited. Medical appointments must be scheduled before noon and take priority over other stops.

Chapin Center to feature the movie ‘Suffragette’

NEW LONDON — The Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., will feature the film “Suffragette” during Movie & Pizza Night, which will begin at 5 p.m. Friday.

The movie is set in early 20th-century Britain and focuses on the growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, they play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for the cause. To attend register with the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging at 526-6368.

The movie comes to the center in partnership with Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in N.H. Communities, a multi-group collaboration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United Stated entry into World War I. For more information, go to www.overthereoverhere.com.

For more about the center, call the COA at 526-6368.

Littleton center to host photography exhibit

LITTLETON — Members of the Photographing Nature class at the Littleton Area Senior Center will exhibit their work from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 77 Riverglen Lane.

The artists will offer their comments at 6 p.m.

The eight-week class taught by John Anderson is one of eight courses for older adults offered through the Experience/Arts program. For more details about the program, go to www.experiencearts.org.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. To attend, RSVP to Ann-Marie Donlon at adonlon@gcscc.org or 444-6050 ext. 12.

Surprise bingo is on the schedule for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

To check on availability of appointments for a foot clinic planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, call 444-5317.

Bill Melekas will bring trivia to the center on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

A volunteer recognition event is planned after hours on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Littleton Elks Lodge, 42 Main St.

A free concert with Paul White will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Ongoing activities include hand reflexology, reiki, yoga, art classes, Zumba Gold, Bone Builders classes, trips to Evergreen Sports Center in Lisbon for the Senior Splash swim session, line dancing, drop-in game days, a knitters group, craft classes, the Littleton Needleworkers, a walking group as well as a computer lab and an exercise center that are always open.

For more information about the center and its activities, call 444-6050.

Manchester center offers movie matinee Aug. 31

MANCHESTER — The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., will have a movie matinee at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. The $5 fee includes hotdogs, popcorn, soda, games and prizes. To sign up, stop by the center’s front desk.

Ongoing activities include chair yoga, tai chi, a walking group, adult coloring classes, Mindful Living at Any Age as well as shoe clinics for diabetics on Medicare, and free balance assessments, hearing screenings and five-minute chair massages.

For more details about the activities, call the center at 624-6533.

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