Senior Highlights


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.


On Friday, November 19,the Manchester Council on Aging van will be going to Walmart in Danvers.  The van will start picking up seniors around 10 a.m.

Holiday Lunch By The (Salisbury) Sea

On Wednesday, December 1, the Manchester and Essex Councils on Aging will offer a trip to the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA for a three-course luncheon and a visit to the spectacular Sea Festival of Trees.  These Christmas themed trees are magnificently decorated and set against a panoramic ocean backdrop.  Also check out the giant Gingerbread House.  Choice of entrée are Chicken Marsala, North Atlantic Baked Haddock, or Pasta Primavera.  Reservations required by November 9.  The van will start picking up seniors at 10 a.m. with a return around 3 p.m.  Cost $25 per person.

Visit the Decorated Trask House

The Manchester Historical Society has extended an invitation to Manchester seniors to a viewing of the holiday decorated Trask House on Tuesday, December 8from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. There will be a specially packaged holiday treat for folks to take home.  Reservations are necessary so please call the Manchester Historical Museum at (978) 526-7230 to sign up.

Masons Holiday Dinner

On Wednesday, December 8 the Manchester Masons invite all Manchester senior citizens to the Annual Holiday Turkey Dinner.  This seasonal event will be held at the Manchester Masonic Lodge beginning at 4:30 p.m. for appetizers and dinner.  This party is free of charge to the first eighty Manchester senior citizens that call to make a reservation.    

The C.O.A. van will be available for transportation to and from the Masonic Lodge. 

The Malls

On Friday, December 10, the Manchester Council on Aging van will be going to the Peabody and Danvers Malls.  Seniors can pick between the North Shore Mall or Liberty Tree Mall. The van will start picking up seniors around 10 a.m

CA Museum Slow Art Tour

The Manchester Council on Aging is pleased to offer a trip to the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester on Tuesday, December 14. The Cape Ann Museum features seven main galleries and five ancillary ones, each exploring a particular aspect of the region’s history and culture through permanent and special exhibitions.

The Cape Ann Museum invites members from local Council on Aging groups for a Slow Art Tour.  The Slow Art Tour moves through the Museum at a slower pace to allow visitors to take a closer look and linger a little longer over a select group of pieces from the collection. Led by a Cape Ann Museum docent, these tours include less walking and more conversation and looking at highlighted works in the Museum’s collection include Fitz Henry Lane and the history of Cape ann.

The Council on Aging van will begin to pick up at 11:45 a.m. The price of admission for the Slow Art Tour is $5.

Mystery Ride

On Wednesday, December 15, the Manchester Council on Aging van will take our monthly mystery ride.  The van driver heads for an undisclosed establishment somewhere on the North Shore; it could be ice cream, pastries, sandwiches or all of the above and only the van driver knows! A little hint will be given, so all can be prepared!   Pick-up will begin at Noon and return will be by 2 p.m


On Friday, December 17,the Manchester Council on Aging van will be going to Walmart in Danvers.  The van will start picking up seniors around 10 a.m

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