Hollis Seniors Newsletter
52 Nevins Road
Hollis, NH 03049
Hollis Seniors meet every Thursday at the Lawrence Barn Community Center. Gathering starts at 11 AM and Meals on Wheels is usually brought in at noon. A program usually follows the meal or members stay and socialize, playing games of their choice.
Hollis Seniors web site: www.Hollisseniors.org
Email group: Hollisseniors@yahoogroups.com
Reminder to all: DUES are due. Please see Basil to pay your dues. Thanks to those who have already paid.
Say Hi to 4 new folks: Janet and Jim Chaney, Lois Keohan and Anne Lenox. Welcome!
We started our January with the election of officers whose names appear above. Congratulations to our new leaders.
We continued our January program with a presentation by George King on the RISE program. RISE is the Rivier Institute for Senior Education for life-long learning. Currently, the RISE program offers over 50 different classes throughout the year with programs running 5-10 weeks long. For more information call 603-897-8623 or go www.rivier.edu/RISE
At our next meeting, Jennifer Arpin, a nutritionist student at UVM, presented a program on nutrition for seniors. She discussed the benefits of vitamins ranging from vitamin A to B-12 to the complete alphabet of essential vitamins for seniors. Great information, especially this time of the year.
The following week, we had a presentation on the “Blue Bus.” The “bus” performs a real great service to Hollis, Brookline, Milford and Amherst residents. In addition to its primary mission, which is NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transportation), the bus is available for general transportation and shopping. All you have to do is to call 603-880-0100 X 1. The service runs Monday – Friday, from 8AM to 6PM. The cost is $2.00 each way ($4.00 a round trip). This is a great service to local residents, especially in bad weather.
We then had a presentation by Jennifer and Amie of the Hollis Fire-Rescue on the “Vial of Life.” This is a very important piece of medical documentation that you “stick” on your refrigerator. If you have a medical emergency and the EMTs come to your home, they will know that on your refrigerator is a “vial” of all your medications and critical information. The vials were distributed to all present. BUT, if you were not present, you can call the Hollis EMTs and they will come to your home and help you fill out your key medical information and place it on your refrigerator. They also emphasized the importance of having a current key in a lock box outside your residence so the EMTs can quickly gain entry without breaking down the door. Again, feel free to contact the Hollis Fire & Rescue office for more information.
Activities for the month of February:
- 7 Feb: MOW + Blood pressure + Hospice representative.
- 14 Feb: Valentine celebration with music and sing along with new members Janet and Lois
- 21 Feb: Randy Loubier presenting information on SENIORS Helping SENIORS.
- 28 Feb: Foot clinic and business meeting
February Birthdays: Harold Coss, Bill Defeo, Mable Geddes, Alex Gondola, Josephine Stiles, and Preston Walsh
Future Senior Activities of interest.
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