Donation to add books on grandparents raising grandchildren

June 10. 2018 6:22PM
Jocelyn Sharp-Henning, right, president of the Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua, presents a check to Kathy Bolton, the Nashua Public Library children's librarian. The donation has been used to purchase books on grandparents raising their grandchildren to add to the library's collection. The club offers a number of programs throughout the year that benefit elderly people in the community. (courtesy)

Nashua — As the number of grandparents who are taking responsibility for raising their grandchildren grows, the need for resources to help them in their efforts grows as well.

To support these grandfamilies, the Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua has made a donation to enable the Nashua Public Library to add 10 new titles to its collection of books and resources on this topic at its Court Street location.

The donation was made in recognition of the national Exchange Club’s focus on child-abuse prevention. The books are on order and will be available in the parenting section of the library’s Children’s Room.

The Nashua club is one of 700 Exchange Clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. The local club focuses on community service projects that benefit the area’s elderly. Established in 1998, the club is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The club meets twice monthly, except in July, August, November and December. New members are welcome. For more information, email

Littleton center offers ‘good day calls’

LITTLETON — Seniors who would like to start their day with a “good day call” from the Littleton Area Senior Center may set it up by first calling the center at 444-6050. Whether it’s because you’d like someone to make sure you’re ok or you’d just like to hear a friendly voice, all it takes is adding your name to the list.

The center’s Writing Group will meet at 2 p.m. today and Mondays, June 18 and 25.

The Dementia & Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group will meet at 2:30 p.m. today and the second Monday of other months. One-on-one support is available, too. For more information, call Katrine at 838-2421. The center also has a Grieving Support Group, which will meet at 1 p.m. Fridays, June 15 and 29. To attend, call the center or stop in to sign up.

Barry Hayes, a classic and folk rock musician who is known for his covers of 1970s music, will entertain during Family and Friends Day on Friday at the center, 77 Riverglen Lane.

Cashin Center program on reducing risk of falls

MANCHESTER — The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., will host a program on reducing the risk of falls, which will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, by the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The presentation will cover ways to keep yourself safe from falls and prevent dangerous obstacles in your home.

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield is sponsoring a Medicare seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, aimed at people turning 65 soon. It will focus on what people need to know about Medicare, how to avoid Medicare penalties and options to supplement or complement Medicare benefits. It will explore the options available through Anthem, including its new plans for dental, vision, transportation and hearing aides.

Home Health and Hospice will offer a foot clinic beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. The service includes a foot soak, trim and file of nails, assessment of general foot health, a foot massage, foot care education and a referral to physicians when necessary. To schedule an appointment, call Addie Perez at 882-2941. The $30 fee is payable at the time of service.

Free hearing screenings sponsored by Affordable Hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Monday, June 25. Seniors also may have hearing aids cleaned, minor repairs done and ask questions about hearing aids.

To reserve a spot for any of the three programs, sign up at the center’s front desk or call 624-6533.

Hooksett library to host 2-day Alzheimer’s program

HOOKSETT — Carrie Amorim Good of the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present a two-part Alzheimer’s awareness program in the Herbert Room at Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way.

The program, which will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13 and 20, will provide information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more.

The topic for Part 1 is “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.” Part 2 will focus on “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.”

To attend, register by looking for the events calendar at or go to

Estate planning the focus of Plymouth presentation

PLYMOUTH — Attorneys Kristin Sheppe and Seth Greenblott will be at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, for a presentation on Understanding Your Estate Planning Options that will touch on family and revocable trusts, wills, preserving family property for future generations, the “new” power of attorney law, business succession planning, probate and more.

Tuesday is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, so the center plans peanut butter cookies for dessert and possibly a prize.

A Father’s Day brunch on Friday will celebrate all of the fathers, uncles, brothers and any men who have helped shape the lives of the children in theirs.

For more about the center and its activities, call 536-1204.

Meditation class set for Tuesday at Chapin Center

NEW LONDON — A meditation class is planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St. The class will sit in chairs and do some silent meditation sessions along with contemplations. No prior meditation experience is necessary. These ongoing classes are guided by Ilene Venizelos. For more information or to register, call the Kearsarge Council on Aging at 526-6368.

The monthly Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21. The group welcomes those who are interested in delving into a variety of humanist and non-theist topics. The members share their knowledge and experiences related to the challenging questions of religions, spirituality and how they influence our lives. This is a walk-in program, so no registration is necessary.

AARP offers free ice cream for members, their guests

Concord — AARP New Hampshire will be at ice cream shops this summer in Concord, Boscawen and Hopkinton to offer AARP members and one guest a free, small ice cream. Members also will be able to meet and mingle with AARP staff, volunteers and other members.

Ice cream nights are planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on:

• June 20: Arnie’s Place, 164 Loudon Road, Concord.

• July 18: Richardson’s Farm, 170 Water St., Boscawen.

• Aug. 15: Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn, 107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton.

Members must show their AARP membership card. For more information about AARP offerings, go to

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