There’s a lot set to happen with the Council on Aging (COA) in the coming weeks. Check them out here, and for further information on any of these great trips or to reserve your seat on the van, please call 978-526-7500.

lobster roll

Lobster Roll or Chicken Salad Roll?

The COA is offering a Lobster Roll or Chicken Salad Roll Lunch on Tuesday, April 12. Catered by Jeff’s Variety of Gloucester enjoy a delicious lobster roll or chicken salad roll, potato chips and cookie.  You can pick your lunch up at the COA office or we will deliver it to you.  $12 for the lobster roll (wow!), $6 for chicken salad, per person, and open to the first 60 who sign up.  Drop payment off or mail a check to the COA office in the basement floor of Town Hall, 10 Central Street, Manchester, MA 01944.  Call for info or to register: (978)526-7500.

Senior Citizen Finances

Income Tax Advice

Free income tax advice is available for qualified senior citizens and low-income residents.  This service is available through a cooperative effort of the AARP Foundation tax-aid program and the SeniorCare RSVP program.  All volunteer counselors are trained by the Internal Revenue Service; counselors will have hours at the Town Hall in Manchester on Thursday mornings, with appointments scheduled every 15 minutes. This is a drop off service.  Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled by calling the COA at 978-526-7500.  Seniors coming in for tax advice should bring with them copies of their previous year’s federal and state tax returns, any forms including W-2s and other relevant material showing income for the year.  Intake paperwork will be mailed to you and must be completed prior to your appointment.  If it is not completed by your appointment time you will need to reschedule.

Sir Pennycandy's Apocothary

Sir Pennycandy’s Apothecary

On Wednesday, April 13, the COA is offering a trip to Sir Pennycandy’s Apothecary in Rockport.  Check out this unique old fashioned candy shop that has a great selection of sweet and savory treats as well as other gifts.  The van will start picking up seniors at 11 a.m. with a return around 1 p.m.

It’s Trader Joe’s & Walmart

Friday, April 22, it’s off to Danvers and Trader Joe’s, Burlington Coat Factory, & T.J. Maxx shopping area, as well as Walmart.  The van will start picking up seniors around 10 a.m.  For further information or to reserve your seat on the van, please call the COA.  Masks are required.

Andover Phillips Gallery

The Addison Gallery of American Art At Phillips Academy

On Friday, April 29, the Manchester Council on Aging is pleased to offer a trip to the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover.  The Addison’s collection of American Art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 17,000 objects spanning the 18th Century to the present.  On view now is “Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer,” the first exhibition devoted to O’Keeffe’s work as a photographer.  Nearly 100 photographs from a newly examined archive reveal the American icon’s modernist approach to the medium.  Complementing the photographs are paintings and drawings to represent the full scope of her career.  Admission is free. The van will start picking up seniors at 10 a.m. Return is expected around 1 p.m.

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