Senior Center Happenings

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The Methuen Senior Activity Center provides a wide variety of exercise programs, informational sessions, enrichment classes and volunteer opportunities for the purpose of keeping healthy, informed, and connected to community!  The center, located at 77 Lowell Street, is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Arts & Crafts and Music Festival   

The Center is hosting an Open House from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10.   The general public is invited to view the artwork and talents of Methuen Seniors. 

The event will feature a complimentary coffee and pastry hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the Happy Hearts Choral Group will perform at 1 p.m.  Sandwiches and pastries will be on sale for lunch.   

Proceeds will benefit Community and Intergenerational Programs.  Admission is free.  

Memorial Day Cemetery Plants Available 

The Methuen Garden Club is offering a unique service for Memorial Day cemetery care.  Various floral packages are available for $15 to $55, and planting will be completed before Memorial Day. Planting, mulch and general clean up of the site will be done by Garden Club members with help from Boy Scout Troop 51.  

Order Deadline is May 15.  Forms and package descriptions are available in the office.   

 Know Your Consumer Rights 

Learn about the consumer protections available for landline telephone and cable services.  Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable Consumer Division (DTC) will be speaking at the Activity Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on May 23. 

DTC Staff will provide tips to help you stay connected to communication services, provide and overview of the Lifeline benefit program which connects eligible consumers to discounted services and answer all of your telecom-related questions.   

AARP Smart Driving Course 

AARP is offering a one-day course that will focus on the aging process that affects hearing, eyesight, driving response time and how to recognize and compensate for these conditions.  The topic of Road Rage will also be addressed.   

The cost for this course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up in the office if you are interested. 

Saturday Night Dancing 

Show off your dance moves and have fun with your friends.  The Center is hosting an upcoming dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on May 12, with music by The Entertainers.   Tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person.  

Fun and Games 

Bingo Anyone?   Join a game of bingo and learn about the signs and symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety with RN Sharon Thomson in a comfortable, social environment.   This event is on May 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. and registration is required.  

Come play 45’s on May 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.  The cost is $3 per person.   

Pasta & Meatball Supper 

The Methuen Police Department is sponsoring a Pasta & Meatball Supper for Methuen Seniors on May 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.   This meal is free for all who attend.   

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