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Portsmouth Herald - 9/7/2017
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- Langdon Place of Dover: will host the next free monthly Dementia Memory Café from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Langdon Place of Dover, 60 Middle Road in Dover. The Memory Café is open to the public. People living with dementia along with their care partners and family members are encouraged to attend. The Roundtable Topic for this month will be Relaxing & Destressing For Caregivers conducted by Cornerstone VNA. The round-table will be conducted by Julie McCabe, a licensed independent clinical social worker for the past 11 years. Reservations are not required. For directions or information, call 743-4110, Ext. 224.
- Care for the Caregiver Series: A six-part series will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month through Sept. 26. The program is geared toward the family caregiver and will take place at Atlantic Home Life Senior Care, 34 Dover Point Road, Suite 201, Dover, (above Patty B's). Series will cover a variety of topics each session and will include guest speakers and time to ask questions. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, RSVP by calling 343-4434 or email email@example.com.
- Eight-program series on World War I: In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of U.S. entry into the "Great War," presented by the Active Retirement Association as part of the 2017 fall season of programs for members. This expert-led, multi-faceted series will kick off from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Durham Community Church. Associate professor Kurk Dorsey of the University of New Hampshire Department of History will provide an overview of events that provoked the conflict that led to 41 million deaths and casualties. For the following three consecutive weeks, members will enjoy: a presentation by Winston Churchill expert Robert Stevenson, who will define the prime minister's role in World War I; "The Zimmerman Telegram and US Entry to WWI," led by noted historical espionage chronicler retired UNH professor Doug Wheeler; and UNH professor Martin McKinsey discussing "Literature of the WWI Era." After the ARA term break, the series continues at the Kittery Community Center for four weeks, starting Wednesday, Oct. 25: Multi-talented musician "Ramblin' Richard" Kruppa will entertain members with "Songs of WWI," played on a unique variety of instruments; next, "Health and Disease Issues" confronting those on the battlefield will be explored by Dr. Marion Girard Dorsey, UNH associate professor of history; then professor Kurk Dorsey returns to review the effects of the war, following the armistice, on the populations involved as well as the resulting divisions of European and Middle East countries; and finally, Liz Tentarelli, president of the NH League of Women Voters and a noted expert on the changing roles of women before and during World War I, will share with ARA members the impact of the Great War on Women's Suffrage. A related afternoon movie series will run for four weeks at the Durham Community Church, starting Wednesday, Oct. 25. Included are "Testament of Youth" (2015), "U-Boat 29," aka "The Spy in Black" (1939), "Wings" (1927, restored 2011), and "Oh, What a Lovely War" (1969). In addition, Neal Niman, UNH associate professor of economics, will discuss "Economics of War" in the context of World War I on Thursday, Nov. 2. The ARA, which grew out of the UNH Continuing Education program some 35 years ago, offers programs reflecting the many interests of people 50+ years old, retired or not. Currently it has more than 360 members from more than 40 communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, who support the organization by annual dues. For information, visit www.unh.edu/ara or contact Membership Director Geoff McConnell at 743-4494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Seacoast storyteller Roxie Zwicker: will be the featured speaker at the September meeting of the Strafford County Retired Educators Association. Any retired school personnel residing in the area are welcome to join the group to socialize with other retired educators for lunch, entertainment, and a short business meeting. Her presentation, "More Spirits from the Granite State - A Journey Through the Hills and Valleys of NH Folklore," will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Kelley's Row located at 417 NH - 108 in Somersworth. Doors open at 10 a.m. with a brief meeting at 10:30. The cost of the chicken Marsala luncheon is $25 and $15 will be collected for the yearly dues. The dues and raffles allow the organization to provide a scholarship each year to a high school senior in Strafford County. A Farmington student is eligible in 2018. For reservations or more information about this meeting or the Oct. 12 meeting, call Dot Quinn at 749-0306 by Sept. 14.
- The Children's Museum of New Hampshire: 6 Washington St., Dover, holds an Alzheimer's Café from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. People living with Alzheimer's disease are welcomed during this time, along with their family members and care partners, to gather in a supportive, non-clinical setting to chat, relax, enjoy refreshments and socialize. Reservations are not needed and there is no cost to attend, though donations are accepted. For information about the Alzheimer's Café or Exploring Our Way, contact Paula Rais via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 742-2002.
- Dementia Memory Café: 2-4 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, at Langdon Place. 60 Middle Road, Dover. The next Memory Café is scheduled for Sept. 12: Relaxing & Destressing for Caregivers. To attend, for details, or directions, call 743-4110, Ext. 224.
- Exeter Alzheimer's Cafe: held at the Exeter Senior Center, 30 Court St., Exeter, invites caregivers and their family members living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to gather in a supportive non-clinical setting to chat, relax, engage in various activities and socialize while enjoying refreshments. This free group meets every second Tuesday of every month between 2 and 4 p.m. Any questions call Barbara Arcieri at 772-5251 ext. 135,or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Caregiver Group: Offered by Families First Health & Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. There is no cost to attend. To learn more, call Chamberlain at 642-8758, or drop into the next session. Families First is located on the lower level of the Community Campus building.
- Alzheimer support group: facilitated by Hanna Jacoby, of The Homemakers Health Services, is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Frisbie Hospital Educational Building, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester. Call Hanna Jacoby at 822-2108.
- Memory Cafe: 1:30-3 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month at Mayflower Place, 27 Mayflower St., Sanford, Maine. Memory Cafés are places where anyone with any form of dementia, or memory loss, can go to socialize, learn and have fun. A Memory Café has no real agenda or stated purpose except to enjoy each other's company.
- Brentwood Seniors: meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at the Community Center, 190 Route 125. Social hour and appetizers are at 11 a.m. and luncheon buffet at 11:435 a.m. Call David Tovey, Brentwood Recreation Director, at 642-6400 Ext. 20.
- Langdon Place of Dover is hosting a free monthly dementia Memory Café the second Tuesday of each month from 2-4 p.m., at Langdon Place of Dover, 60 Middle Road. Open to the public. People living with dementia along with their care partners and family members are encouraged to attend.
- Dover Community Senior Center Trips: Contact: Linda Jarvis, Senior Center Program Supervisor, City of Dover, NH, 61 Locust Street - Door #1, Dover, NH 03820-4169, e: email@example.com or 516-6420 f: 516-6430. Most trips leave from the Dover Ice Arena Park and Ride lot unless noted. A $10 deposit requested on day trips and a $50 deposit on overnight trips (per person) at the time of reservation. Final payment on bus trips is due one month in advance of departure.
- TGI Friday night bingo: Dover Bingo, 887 Central Ave., Dover. Doors open 3 p.m. Games start 7 p.m.$15. Proceeds benefit Great Bay Services in Dover. 742-9632.
- ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION: Offers programs reflecting the many interests of people 50-plus years old, retired or not, in the Maine-New Hampshire-Massachusetts Seacoast area. Meet new friends and take in lectures, discussion groups, films, cultural tours, walks/hikes, classes, special interest groups, and much more. Annual membership $50. For information, visit www.unh.edu/ara or call Geoff McConnell at 743-4494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Durham Bridge Club: 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays at St. George's Episcopal Church in the great room, Main Street, Durham.
- Exeter Woman's Club: a member of the international General Federation of Women's Clubs, meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday (September-May), at Langdon Place Community Room, Hampton Road, Exeter. This volunteer group continues knitting hats for chemo patients, sewing comfort pillows for cancer survivors, sewing bags and hospital gowns for Operation SMILE, gives a scholarship plus helps a variety of charities. 778-1287.
- Exeter Area General Federation of Women's Clubs: meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, September to May, at the Exeter Senior Center. Call 778-7237.
- Meals on Wheels: serves luncheons at noon Mondays through Thursdays, and at 11:30 a.m. Fridays, at the Exeter Senior Center, 30 Court St., Exeter. Suggested donation of $2. Reservations required. Call 778-8196.
- National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) Seacoast Chapter 1790 meets in March, April, May, September, October, November, and December, generally on the fourth Thursday of the month except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Senior Citizens Club: of Hampton meets the second Thursday at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road. There will be coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m. 929-0470.
- GREAT BAY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: meets at 10 a.m. every Monday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 22 Fox Run, Newington. Refreshments available. Bring your lunch. Call 436-8357.
- Newmarket Recreation Department: 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, has senior trips planned. Call 659-8581 or fax 659-2761.
- Newmarket Senior Citizens: meets the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Center on Beech Street Extension. Anyone 55 and older is welcome to join.
- Sunrise Sunset +55 Activity Center: 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket. As part of the Newmarket Recreation Department, The Sunrise Sunset Center offers activities, events and trips for the active, mature population. Programming encompasses all aspects of wellness from exercise groups to fun weekly activities. Monday: Sunrise Walkers 7:45-8:30 a.m., Ten Cent Bingo 9-11 a.m., Marimba 6-7 p.m. Tuesday: Wii Bowling 9-11 a.m., Random Acts of Art 12:30-2 p.m. (call for info), Sunrise Chorus 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tai Chi - 6-7 p.m. Wednesday: Sunrise Walkers 7:45-8:30 a.m., Bone Builders Exercise 9-10 a.m., Whist Game 12:15 p.m., Lunch Bunch Day Trips (call for brochure). Thursday: Card Games 9-11 a.m., Foot Clinic (1st Thurs. every other month), Ten Cent Bingo 12:15-2:30 p.m. Friday: Sunrise Walkers 7:45-8:30 a.m., Bone Builders Exercise 9-10 a.m., Breakfast Club one Friday per month (reservation required). Lunch is served each day at the Sunrise Center at 11:30, suggested donation of $2. Call 659-4469 for more information and schedule of weekly day trips or see website at www.newmarketrec.org under Sunrise Sunset bus trips.
- Portsmouth Senior Activity Center: 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth. Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Yarn Works! Knitting Group. Bring your knitting, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, latch hook, or whatever your project. Sit and create while chatting with others. Free; drop in anytime. Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Drop in Art. Each week create a fun take home project. Projects include painting a little bird house and painting a flower scene on canvas. No experience with painting needed. Free; no reservations needed, just drop in. Fourth Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m.: Senior Movie Days. Bring your lunch or buy lunch in the cafe. Free. No reservations needed, just show up. Residents and non-residents welcome. Every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday Café. Start the weekend off with Keurig coffee of your choice, tea and snacks followed by a walk (optional) and cribbage and cards (optional). Or just keep sipping your coffee. Free; no reservations needed, just drop in. Residents and non-residents welcome to all events listed here. For details, call 610-4433 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Senior Luncheons at the Community Campus: Lunches take place on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month. Soup, salad, sandwich & dessert are served for $5.Lunch is served at noon, but guests are welcome to arrive as early as 10 a.m. to chat and socialize in the senior activity center. Luncheons take place at Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth.
- Southeastern Retired Educators Association: meets in October, November, April and May. The programs feature entertainment, lunch and a short business meeting. A scholarship from the group is awarded each year to a high school graduate planning a career in education. For information, call Mary Ann Jenness at 679-8395.
- Kiwanis Club of the Seacoast: Meets 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth. Kiwanis is a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to improving one child and one community at a time. (207) 439-9292, www.seacoastkiwanis.com, www.facebook.com.
- Drop-in Program for Seniors: Each week create a fun take home project. Projects include painting a little bird house and painting a flower scene on canvas. All under the instruction of an art instructor. No experience with painting needed, just a fun hour of art. Every Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. at the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center This event is free; no reservations needed, just drop in.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College: offers a wide variety of short courses, classes and trips for New Hampshire residents age 50 and over. It is "Learning for the Fun of It!" with no tests, no grades and no requirements for prior classroom experience. Annual membership is $40. For details, call 513-1377 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.olli.granite.edu.
- DINNER AND DANCING: Good Ole Sports meets for a catered dinner and dancing every Tuesday at Spaulding High School Cafeteria, 130 Wakefield St., Rochester. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. sharp. Cost is $8. Reservations required. Good Ole Sports has nothing to do with sports or a bar, this is a fun loving group whose members love to dance, listen to music or like talking and meeting other people. Anyone over 50 years of age is welcome. For information or to make a reservation, call 948-1883.
- Rochester Area Senior Citizens: Next luncheon at noon Wednesday July 26. The luncheon is open to members and non-members. The luncheon is open to members and non-members- The luncheon will be Cold Plate consisting of tuna salad, sliced ham, potato and macaroni salads, tossed salad and rolls. Ice cream and cookies for dessert., The cost is $7. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 24. Ongoing: Monthly wellness clinic held from 11 a.m. till noon, the fourth Wednesday of the month. Nurse Sandy from the Cornerstone VNA will be at the center. Foot clinic, by appointment only, with Nurse Sandy, starting at 11 a.m., the second Thursday of the month, at the senior center. Bring your own basin, towel and lotion. Cost $25. Call Nurse Sandy at 332-1133, ext. 126 to make an appointment. Quilting group meets at 11 a.m. every Monday and Thursday. Experienced and new quilters welcome. Bingo for members only held at 1 p.m. every Tuesday. Various crafts take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Board of directors meets at noon on the first Wednesday of the month. All members are welcome. The Senior Center office is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Or call 332-7845. The office is located in the Rochester Community Center building at 150 Wakefield St., suite 10. (Look for the red rails.) Membership is open to all who are 50 years old plus. You do not have to live in Rochester to be a member. Dues are $15 per year.
- Seabroook Happy Seniors: meets from noon to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Seabrook Library. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. Arrive early to sign up for day trips.Any questions, call Dotti: 474-8803.
- Stratham Seniors: (76'ers) is a local social organization open to all seniors of Stratham and surrounding communities. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from September to June from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stratham Fire Station municipal room. A potluck lunch is provided by members followed by information speakers or programs. Fun field trips are planned by the Stratham Parks and Recreation Department. Informative fliers with telephone numbers are available at the Stratham Wiggin Library at 10 Bunker Hill Road. Call 778-7600 or 580-1230.
- Bingo and lunch: every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, hosted by Greater Wakefield Resource Center, held at the Old Union Hotel, 254 Main St., Union, with doors opening at 9 a.m. Bingo starts at 10 a.m., lunch is served immediately after bingo at noon. Donations are requested of $3 seniors, $5 for others. Call 473-8324 or visit www.greaterwakefieldresourcecenter.webs.com.
- Kittery Estates: 220 State Road, Kittery, Maine. Monday, 9 a.m. Therapeutic yoga for seniors with Jeanne Russell, Certified Kripalu yoga Instructor. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Live, Long, & Strong. Thursday, 9 a.m. Limber for Life classes with Alexis Mason from Priority One Fitness. Classes are complimentary, space is limited, call ahead to reserve.
- Seacoast Fun Bridge Group: plays at Kittery Estate, 220 State St., Kittery, from 7 to 10 p.m., the first and third Fridays of the month. All players who enjoy the game are welcome. Cost: $1. Contact Charlotte Cross at (207) 363-7712.
- Kittery Recreation Department: is taking registrations for upcoming trips. All registrations must be done at the Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, 120 Rogers Road, or online at kitteryrec.recware.com. Call (207) 439-3800 or visit www.kittery.org for information. Trips are for adults 55 and older. Mahjong: 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, Kittery Community Center, Small Senior Room. Free. Cribbage: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Kittery Community Center, Small Senior Room. Free.
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- South Berwick Senior Center: Line Dancing is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays;. Beginner Classes 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Donations are $1.00. All levels of line dancing with Tina Page are held from 1:30 p.m to 3 p.m. Fridays. Donations are $2.
- York Senior Center: 36 Main St., York, Maine. Visit www.yorkmaine.org, e-mail Janis Marshall-Colby at email@example.com or call (207) 363-1036, Ext. 6911.
- Tai chi: Lee Church Congregational, 17 Mast Road, Lee. This beginning level continuing class is open to all and meets regularly on Monday mornings. Marsha Carr, your instructor, has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi for over 18 years. First class is free to try. Call 659-2861.
- Bone Builders Exercise class: Bone Builders is held from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays with instructors Jeanne Russell, Betty Gilman and Lezlye Shea. Suggested donation: $2. No membership required. At Spinnaker Point Recreation Center, 30 Spinnaker Way, Portsmouth. When you enter the building the person at the front desk will direct you to the room.
- Fit Over 50: Aerobic exercise for more "mature" folks, held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Fridays throughout the summer in the Spinnaker Point gymnasium, provides fit folks over 50 the opportunity to work all major muscles groups via low-impact, cardio exercise instruction. The class provides a thorough 10 minute warm-up followed by 20 minutes of active, low impact movement. Balance work to enhance cognition and prevent falling finishes out the class. Big Band, music of the 50's and instrumental, up-beat jazz provide the soundtrack to this social, dedicated group. Class fee: $5/member or non-member Spinnaker-pay as you enter. Class taught by certified Senior Fitness instructor Katy Brandin, master teacher working in the Seacoast fitness industry since 1989.
- Strength & Stretch: offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Mondays/Wednesdays in the upstairs Spinnaker aerobics room, guides participants through different resistance training exercises using weights, tubing and body weight. Excellent for enhancing strength, building bone, and decreasing the possibility of falls, this class offers a 5-10 minute warm-up followed by 30 minutes of resistance work, adapted by individuals according to their level of fitness. A calming stretch completes the class. Great for those new to weight training or those seeking an instructor-led program. Class fee: $5/member or non-member of Spinnaker - pay as you enter. Call 766-1483. Class taught by certified Senior Fitness instructor Katy Brandin, master teacher working in the Seacoast fitness industry since 1989.
- Priority One Fitness TV show: 'Getting Started' series airs from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Monday-Friday, on Comcast channel 98 in Portsmouth-New Castle. This Priority One series was created for seniors and those who are new, or returning, to fitness. Getting Started offers basic, low-impact moves and simple routines. Designed to be "just enough" for those at home who are looking for a low intensity exercise program that is practical for most all levels fitness. A great option for beginning a weight loss program as well as for senior fitness, Getting Started removes the barrier to entry. Support public television by tuning in to Getting Started each weekday morning. For information, visit www.priorityone.us.
- Portsmouth Senior Activity Center: Chair Yoga at 1 p.m. Tuesdays by Jeanne Russell. Free. A 1-hour yoga class in a seated position or using the chair for support. Gentle Yoga at 10 a.m. Wednesdays by Sherry Evans. Free. A mat-based yoga program but at a slower and more gentle pace. Use of a chair is optional. Walking from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays around the gym at Community Campus. Free. Tai Chi at 10 a.m. Fridays with Jane Fithian. Free. Join this easy-going tai chi class for increased balance, flexibility and relaxation. Game room with ping pong open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free. Mediation at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with Sharon Rhodes. Free. For all fitness activities: Reservation are not required and drop-ins are welcome. Residents and non-residents are welcome. For information, call 610-4433 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Portsmouth Senior Activity Center is located at 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth.
- Indoor walking Loop: The Kittery Community Center has an indoor walking loop that is free and open to the public. Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The center is located at 120 Rogers Road. Call (207) 439-3800.
- Rumble Tumble: Bring Your Grandparent To Play Days. Get the grandkids and enter public play every Monday or Tuesday. Cost is $6 per child. Adults always free. 95 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth. www.rumbletumblegym.com, 427-5437.
- Langdon Place of Dover: located at 60 Middle Road, Dover, now offers the community a forum for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease to share their feelings, concerns, information, and support each other in a comfortable environment. This free support group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month and two sessions will be facilitated at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
- Seaside Elderly Day Out Center: 441 rear Lafayette Road, Hampton, provides its clients with home cooked meals, socialization, individual and group activities, crafts, projects, cards, bingo, among other activities. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details about the center, call Susan Armstrong at 929-5988 or visit its Web site www.seasideelderlydayoutcenter.com.
- Newmarket Meals on Wheels: Sunrise Sunset Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket. Nutritious meals served daily, Monday - Friday at 11:30 a.m. with suggested donation of $2 per meal. Luncheon specials with entertainment held monthly. Reservations required. Call Kim, 659-3150.
- Seacoast VNA: offers a monthly blood pressure clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the agency office, 29 Lafayette Road, in North Hampton. This service is free of charge and no appointment is necessary.
- Clipper Harbor Home: 188 Jones Ave., monthly foot clinics, blood pressure clinics and diabetic support group in Langdon Place at SunBridge. Seacoast VNA provides clinics. Erica Eddows, 431-2530, ext. 26.
- Meals on Wheels Senior Dining in Portsmouth: serves luncheons Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Atlantic Heights Housing, 40 Bedford Way, Portsmouth. Suggested donation $2/meal. Reservations required by calling 431-0561 by 9:30 a.m. day before. MOW always in need of volunteers daily, 8 a.m. to noon, to help in packaging meals for homebound, setting tables and clean-up.
- Foot care clinic: at the Senior Activity Center. Cornerstone VNA is on site on the second Monday of the month starting at 10 a.m. Cost: $25 per person. Call 610-4433 to reserve your spot. Drop ins welcome between 10 and 11 a.m.; first come first served. Free coffee and tea available.
- Special Edition of 'The SENIOR View' is now airing on Portsmouth Public Media TV. Local movers and shakers gather again to discuss this administration's "First 100 Days." Barbara Frazoso, Ruth Mott, John Lyons and Renee Plummber engage in a lively and genuine exchange of their opinions and observations. Watch on Comcast Channel 98 at 7:30 p.m. Monday; noon Thursday; and at 10 p.m. Sunday. Also watch live streaming on www.ppmtvnh.org/live or watch on PPMtv Youtube channel.
- Lamprey Health Care: Senior Transportation Program provides rides to essential services for individuals over the age of 60 and adults with disabilities living in Auburn, Barrington, Brentwood, Candia, Danville, Deerfield, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Hampton, Hampstead, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Newfields, Newmarket, North Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Plaistow, Raymond, Sandown, Seabrook and Stratham. Access to essential services makes it possible for seniors to remain self-sufficient and in their own homes. Our handicapped-accessible buses take seniors and adults with disabilities to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor, or bank and provide opportunities to socialize. Drivers will assist passengers on and off the bus and with their bags. The service is door-to-door and reservations are made by calling (800) 582-7214 or 659-2424 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- ServiceLink: A New Hampshire source for information about aging, chronic illness, adult disabilities and care giving. Staff and volunteers are available to answer questions regarding: transportation, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, in-home care, housing, legal planning, health issues, financial matters, prescription drug assistance and more. ServiceLink also offers cell phones for seniors or disabled individuals (911 calls only). Call ServiceLink at 334-6594 (Portsmouth office) or (866) 634-9412 (toll free), visit the office at 30 International Drive, Suite 202, in Portsmouth or www.rockinghamservicelink.com.
- Foot care clinic: Seacoast VNA offers the following foot clinics: Webster at Rye Skilled Nursing Facility in Rye, 9 a.m. to noon, the first Tuesday of the month; Seacoast VNA office at 29 Layfayette Road in North Hampton, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday of the month; Seabrook Community Center in Seabrook, 9 a.m. to noon, third Wednesday of the month. Call (978) 552-4747 to make an appointment. The suggested donation varies by location and will be discussed when the appointment is scheduled.
- New Hampshire Senior Companions: volunteer within their communities visiting socially isolated and frail seniors or adults with disabilities. They enable those they visit to live independently by helping with errands, providing transportation to medical appointments, encouraging exercise, assisting with simple tasks, giving supportive friendship, and providing respite for caregivers. If you would like to have these services for a loved one, or want to join the program, call (800) 856-5525 or 225-3295.
- Referral Education Assistance & Prevention Program (REAP): provides free preventative home and community-based counseling and education services to people over the age of 60, who have problems with alcohol, drugs, mental health, or other life changes. The organization also works with caregivers of "at risk" elders to educate them on how to intervene if an elder becomes unable or unwilling to accept help. For information, call Jennifer Kinsey at 772-2710.