NH Senior Notes: VNA to offer Aging Mastery Program in Henniker

August 20. 2017 11:12PM

Southern New Hampshire Services’ Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program delivered locally grown produce last week at United Methodist Church in Salem. Helping Janice Hazard, left, with her bags is John Haskell of SNHS. Seniors in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties who would like to participate in the market should call (800) 256-9880 to see if they are eligible. (COURTESY)

Concord Regional VNA is offering a 10-week Aging Mastery Program at Henniker Community Center, 57 Main St., Henniker.

Aging Mastery, a program from the National Council on Aging, is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 11. There is no class Oct. 9.

The program is designed to engage older adults in a fun and innovative way that empowers them to embrace their longevity and address their physical, financial and emotional wellness.

The 10 core classes focus on: navigating longer lives; the basics of aging mastery; exercise; sleep; healthy eating and hydration; financial fitness; advance planning; healthy relationships; medication management; community engagement; and preventing falls.

The program is free. Preregistration is required as space is limited; call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit www.crvna.org.

Chapin center program on ‘Secrets of Cellar Holes’

NEW LONDON — The Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., will offer the New Hampshire Humanities’ presentation, “A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Adair Mulligan, executive director of the Hanover Conservancy, is the speaker.

Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives, from stone walls to old foundations. Mulligan will explore what forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places. She’ll also discuss how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together clues in the landscape.

To attend the program, register with the Kearsarge Council on Aging, 526-6368.

On Thursday, Aug. 24, the COA offers “lunch on the house” at noon at Abbott Library in Sunapee. The COA says the trip includes a hearty meal, a chance to see the library and meet with old friends or to get to know others who call Sunapee home. To sign up, call the COA.

AARP schedules free iPad workshops in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — AARP New Hampshire is offering four free workshops for those who want to get the most out of their iPads. The workshops are planned Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Best Western Plus Portsmouth Hotel, 580 Highway 1 Bypass.

• Intro to iPad, beginner level, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For those new to mobile technology or in need of a refresher, this is a good starting point for discovering the iPad’s capabilities. The workshop will teach the technique and language of texting; how to take photos and videos; and what are apps and how to download them.

• Beyond the Basics, intermediate level, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This will show how to master your iPad. It will cover Siri, iCloud photo albums, navigation apps, voice dictation and managing messages.

• Online Safety, beginner level, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This will give people skills to identify and avoid the most common online scams. It also will address password strategies and how to safeguard personal information.

• Sharing Safely on Facebook — iPad, intermediate level, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This will teach how to make status updates, say hello and share a picture or video; how to update sharing settings so you know who can see your information; and the latest changes to Facebook’s privacy policy. Participants should bring their Facebook login and password.

Registration is required. To sign up, call (866) 591-8105 or go to aarp.cvent.com/tekgtma. It’s not necessary to be an AARP member to participate.

Merrimack center directors thank blood donors, seniors

MERRIMACK — The John O’Leary Adult Community Center hosted its first Red Cross blood drive Aug. 1.

The center’s board of directors is thanking donors and the volunteers from the board and the Merrimack Senior Citizens’ Club, who helped with the drive.

The next blood drive will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Donors are encouraged to preregister at www.redcrossblood.org.

The day also helped showcase the newly remodeled center. The Senior Citizens’ Club is among the groups that meet there.

For more about the club, which is for residents 55 and older, call 424-1573 or 429-1502. Activities include Monday meetings, bridge, bingo, bus trips, sewing, crafts, whist and chair yoga.

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