NH Senior News Briefs
From left, Bob Phillips, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 408 in Manchester, member Jean Acton, a retired nurse from the V.A. Medical Center in Manchester, and guest speaker and member Tom Bonito, a retired pharmacy operations manager at the medical center, gather at the chapter's March meeting. A "Spring Fling," including entertainment and a dinner, at the Chateau restaurant last week wrapped up the group's get-togethers until the fall. (COURTESY)
The current players are between the ages of 55 and 80-plus.
No games are played, no running is required and there are no fees. The gatherings involve fielding and batting practice from 8:30 a.m. to about 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The group might be able to loan a glove to men who don't have one.
For more information and directions, call Jesse Robert at 895-2474 or 486-8402 or Dick Kiley at 625-6331.
AARP driver safety classes set; online discount offered
The AARP Driver Safety Program has announced the May lineup for its driving refresher course. The usually two-part class is open to all ages but geared for drivers 50 and older. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.
Dover: May 11, Maple Suites, 30 Holiday Drive, one session 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., call 742-8820 to register.
Hillsborough: May 9-10, St. Mary Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call 464-5029.
Lancaster: May 1-2, Weeks Medical Center, 173 Middle St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call 788-5023.
Manchester: May 20 and 22, Catholic Medical Center, Duane Lighthall Community Health Services, 195 McGregor St., Lower Level Suite LL22, 1-5 p.m., call 626-2626.
Milford: May 14-15, Milford Police Department, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call 880-8685.
Nashua: May 6 and 8, St. Joseph Hospital, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call 595-3168.
Portsmouth: May 27-28, Portsmouth Hospital, 333 Borthwick Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call 332-4882.
Salem: May 20 and 22, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweets Way, noon-4 p.m., call 890-2190.
Somersworth: May 6-7, Somersworth Recreation Department, 1 Government Way, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., call 692-9508.
Wolfeboro: May 13 and 15, Wolfeboro Senior Center, All Saints Church, 258 S. Main. St., 8 a.m.-noon, call 569-3453.
More information is available at www.aarp.org/drive.
AARP Driver Safety also is celebrating Older Americans Month by inviting people to take its online course at a discounted rate of $5 from May 1 through May 31. The online course normally costs $15.95 for members and $19.95 for nonmembers.
To redeem the offer, go to www.aarpdriversafety.org. Click the "Sign Up" button and enter the promo code OAM2013 when prompted. Although participants must register for the online course by May 31, they will have 60 days to complete the course from the day of registration.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth center signing seniors up for golf league
PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., is gearing up for its Senior Golf Spring League.
Men and women 60 and older will play nine holes at the White Mountain Country Club in Ashland.
The six-week season will begin Thursday, May 16, with a noon lunch at the senior center followed by golf at 1:30 p.m.
Seniors are asked to sign up by Thursday, May 9, by calling Ron at 536-1204. The $126 fee includes all golf, lunch and prizes. Checks should be payable to "PRSC." Golf carts are $5 per person, payable at check-in.
Meals on Wheels gala benefit on Saturday
MERRIMACK - St. Joseph Community Services, which provides Meals on Wheels and community dining throughout Hillsborough County, will host its 19th annual gala benefit from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester.
This year's theme is "Run for the Roses" because the gala will be on the same day as the Kentucky Derby.
Hundreds of fashionably attired guests are expected to dance the night away to music by K & S Music, enjoy a dinner, bid on auctions and see performances by local ballroom dancers. Mike Morin, co-host of WZID radio's New Hampshire in the Morning show, will be the master of ceremonies.
The proceeds from the gala, SJCS's biggest fundraiser of the year, will help the agency to continue to deliver food, friendship and a daily safety check to elderly and homebound disabled people in the county.
Tickets are $60 and may be purchased at MealsOnWheelsNH.org, by email at Meals@SJCSinc.org or by calling 424-9967. For those unable to attend, donations are welcome at any time.
Since it opened in 1977, SJCS has provided more than 11 million hot, nutritious meals. For more information, go to www.MealsOnWheels-NH.org.