NH Senior Notes: Seniors invited to Walk for Your Health

May 20. 2018 10:39PM

MANCHESTER — Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Division is inviting seniors, including AARP members and guests, to join its spring Walk for Your Health program. The walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and experience the city.

Walks begin at 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through June 22. All walks except for June 15 start in Manchester.

AARP will be at the June 1 walk, handing out treats and providing information on local AARP programs and events.

The remaining walks:

• Monday, May 21; Wednesdays, June 13 and 20; and Friday, June 11: West Side Ice Arena and Manchester/Goffstown.

Parking: At the arena, 1 Electric St.

Start: From the parking lot to a partly paved and flat course with great views along the river.

• Wednesday, May 23: Nutts Pond.

Parking: Manchester Commons Shopping, 375 S. Willow St. Park on the side of the old Shaw’s.

Start: From parking lot to paved Rails to Trail in a wooded area on mostly even ground.

Monday, May 28: Camp Carpenter.

Parking: Camp Carpenter parking lot.

Start: 300 Blondin Road, on a wooded trail around a pond. Trail is shaded with small hills.

Wednesday, May 30: Brookside Church.

Parking: On-street parking in front of Brookside Church (don’t use the church lot).

Start: 2013 Elm St. The walk will use sidewalks until Stark Park where the trail is mostly even with some inclines.

Friday, June 1: Stark Park.

Parking: Inside Stark Park near the gazebo (not on the grass).

Start: River Road heading north toward SNHU, mostly on sidewalks, but this trail is one big hill.

Monday, June 4: Comcast.

Parking: Street parking on Brickett Road, off Island Pond Road.

Start: From the parking lot to a walk with mostly level sidewalks with low traffic volume.

Wednesday, June 6: Riverwalk.

Parking:Parking lot directly across from Second Street Laundromat.

Start: From parking lot up a flight of stairs to access Rails to Trails, which is paved and has some small hills. The trail will end and the walk will continue on the streets for a short distance in a quiet neighborhood.

Friday, June 8: Pine Grove Cemetery.

Parking: Our Lady of Cedars church parking lot, 140 Mitchell St. Park away from the building at the outer edge of the lot.

Start: Parking lot for a short distance on a sidewalk to the entrance of the cemetery.

Monday, June 11: Memorial High School.

Parking and start: Clem Lemire Field.

Friday, June 15: Lake Massabesic.

Parking: Lake parking lot, 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Auburn.

Start: From parking lot east onto Rockingham Recreational Trail on a wooded, flat trail.

Monday, June 18: Cullerot Park.

Parking: West Little League parking lot, 430 Youville St.

Start: From parking lot on side streets, mostly with sidewalks, to Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Participants may walk as far as their comfort level takes them, but don’t forget to fill out a mile sheet each week because every mile walked gets a raffle ticket entered for end-of-year raffle drawings.

There is a one-time $3 registration fee. If weather is inclement, walks move to the Mall of New Hampshire.For more details, call Parks & Recreation at 624 6444.

Palace Theatre offers AARP ticket deal to ‘42nd Street’

MANCHESTER — The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount on adult tickets when “42nd Street” is in town from June 1 through 23. Performances are at both 2 and 7:30 p.m.

A musical comedy, “42nd Street” includes such classic songs as “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes for You.”

AARP members and guests can buy tickets online at www.palacetheatretickets.org, by phone at 668-5588 or in the box office. To receive the discount, use the code ACTIVE.

‘Quest for Happiness’ topic of Chapin program

NEW LONDON — Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., is hosting a New Hampshire Humanities presentation, “The Quest for Happiness,” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5.

Maria Sanders, Ph.D., an associate professor of philosophy at Plymouth State University, will explore how ideas of happiness have changed in Western civilization through the ages, while comparing major concepts of well-being throughout the world. Can money buy happiness? To what extent does engaging in one’s community affect happiness? When worldwide surveys of happiness are conducted, why doesn’t the United States make the Top 10? To attend, register with the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging at 526-6368.

Linda Luck of Lady Luck Healing Therapies accepts appointments for Shamballa Reiki on the fourth Tuesday of each month, with the next sessions offered May 28 between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The 15-minute sessions cost $15. For an appointment, call the COA at 526-6368.

VNA foot care clinics are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 1 and 8, for $25. To schedule an appointment, call the COA.

A walk-in blood pressure clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 4.

The center’s Morning Book Group will discuss “If the Creek Don’t Rise” by Leah Weiss when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12. This is a walk-in program.

AARP Driver Safety classes scheduled at 3 locations

The AARP Smart Driver course is offered at three locations in June. This classroom refresher focuses on adjustments in driving techniques that can be made as people get older. The cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members. Preregistration is required.

Hopkinton: June 11-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Slusser Senior Center, 41 Houston Drive, Contoocook. To register, call 746-8265.

Manchester: June 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Catholic Medical Center’s Community Health Services, 195 McGregor St. lower level, Suite LL 22. Bring lunch or use the CMC cafe. Call 626-2626.

Nashua: June 4 and 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, 8 Prospect St. Call 281-9862.

These six-hour classes are held in one- or two-part sessions at a variety of locations throughout the year as well as online. To check the full schedule, go to goo.gl/Kva2MS.

Alzheimer’s cafes scheduled in June

Special cafes for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families, are offered at a variety of sites in New Hampshire. The monthly cafes vary, but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments.

Concord: Capital Area Memory Cafe, 2-4 p.m., the third Wednesday, Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. Caregiver roundtable discussions an option. Registration not required. For information, call 230-5673, (800) 924-8620 ext. 5673 or email Jennifer.Brechtel@crvna.org. Next: June 20. Roundtable topic: “Alzheimer’s & Dementia Medications/Clinical Trials.”

Dover: Alzheimer’s Cafe at Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., 2-4 p.m., the third Thursday. Reservations not needed. Cafe free, but donations accepted. For information, call 742-2002 or go to www.childrens-museum.org. Next: June 21.

Dover: Dementia Memory Cafe at Langdon Place of Dover, 60 Middle Road, 2-4 p.m., the second Tuesday. Open to public. Brief social gathering followed by a roundtable discussion with guest speakers for caregivers and a fun activity for those with dementia. Free. Refreshments included. No reservations required. For information, call 743-4110 ext. 224. Next: June 12.

Hanover: Upper Valley Memory Cafe, the first Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mayor Room, Howe Library, 13 South St. Registration not necessary. Includes breakfast, activities and entertainment. For information, contact Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, 653-3460 or AgingCenter@hitchcock.org. Next: June 2.

Manchester: Alzheimer’s Cafe at Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., 2-4 p.m., second Wednesday. Free; no RSVP required. Contact Megan McIntyre, 669-6144 ext. 113 or mmcintyre@currier.org. Next: June 13.

Manchester: Memory Lane Cafe, 9:30-11:30 a.m., the fourth Wednesday of the month, Easterseals NH, 555 Auburn St. Reservations suggested, but drop-ins welcome. For reservations, contact Shirley Gordon, 621-3569 or sagordon@eastersealsnh.org. Next: June 27.

Peterborough: Memory Cafe in Summerhill Assisted Living and Memory Care Community’s pub, 183 Old Dublin Road, 2-3 p.m., first Thursday. Free. RSVP appreciated; call 924-6238. Next: June 7.

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