Senior Highlights | June 9


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

Taking a Stand: Elder Abuse

On Wednesday, June 14, the Manchester COA and SeniorCare will be out in front of Town Hall on the Village Green from 10:30 am-11:30 p.m. showing support for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Stop by to show your support, get more information on the issue, and don’t forget to wear purple. 

Wegmans For Lunch & Shopping

On Friday, June 16, the Manchester COA is offering a trip to Wegmans in Burlington.  Start off with lunch at their Market Café where you can enjoy sushi, pizza, sandwiches, salads, or many hot, chef-prepared options.  Then spend some time walking around or shopping in their enormous store.  Check out the different departments from the bakery to the organic produce to the cheese section.  The van will start picking up seniors around 11 a.m.  Return is expected around 2 p.m.

COA to Walmart

On Friday, June 23, the Manchester COA van will be going to Walmart in Danvers.  The van will start picking up seniors around 10 a.m.

Mystery Ride

On Wednesday, June 28, the Manchester COA 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 12 noon and return will be by 2 p.m.

Willowdale Mansion Tour

On Monday, June 26, the Manchester COA is headed to the Willowdale Mansion in Topsfield.  Here’s your chance to go inside Bradley W. Palmer’s “Willow Dale” mansion for a unique guided tour.  The 100-year-old Arts and Crafts style building has been beautifully restored.  Learn how the building was remodeled during Palmer’s lifetime, and how its curators returned it to its former splendor.  The second floor is not accessible to people with limited mobility.  The van will start picking up seniors at 9 a.m. and return around 12 p.m.  The tour is free.  Call the COA office for more info or to sign up for the trip.

Of Thee We Sing America!  Stars & Stripes Show at Crowell Chapel

On Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. the Manchester COA and Friends of the Council on Aging are offering an afternoon of patriotic music and fun at Crowell Chapel on Rosedale Avenue.  Celebrate the pride of America with a musical tribute featuring all the great American Classics from America, The Beautiful to the great songs of Irving Berlin. Uplifting, inspiring and fun!! Celebrate being proud to be an American and wear your Red, White and Blue!  Transportation is available. Entertainment provided by Big Smile Entertainment.  This event is free.  Contact the COA office for further info and to sign up.

What’s an MBTA Charlie Card?

On Wednesday, July 12, the Manchester COA will offer a “Senior Charlie Card Event” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 5at Town Hall.  A Senior Charlie Card allows seniors to have a discounted rate on the MBTA, which includes the Commuter Rail and the T metro area subway system.  This is for seniors 65+ years old who are applying for their initial Senior Charlie Card.  Your picture will be taken and there is paperwork to fill out.  For further information or to sign up, please call the COA office.

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