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
Say Hi to our newest member: Jackie Proctor. Welcome Jackie!
We continued our February program with a presentation by Bonnie Roberts on the many and various SCAMS that target seniors. Some of these scams seem to be “O-so-very-real”, that they really, really sound real. The scams range from ID theft, to Medicare theft to an injured overseas relative needing help. The main problem seems to be that if a person is “taken in” they are embarrassed to contact their local police department. So, if you are contacted by someone you don’t know and your gut feeling says to “look out,” contact your local police department immediately.
At our next meeting, we were serenaded by Janet Chaney and Lois Keohan with a Valentine Day sing-along. Songs ranged from “Daisy-Daisy” to “Jimmy-Jimmy to the tune of “Daisy-Daisy.” And when Preston chimed in, we really had a sing-along. A fun time by all.
The following week, we had 2 presentations. First was Connie Cain from the Assessors office. Connie went over in great detail the various Property Tax Credits and Exemptions that are available to Hollis Property Owners. This presentation became very lively and informative. A key point to note is that the deadline to file for all credits and exemptions is April 15.
We then had a presentation by Randy Loubier from “Seniors Helping Seniors.” This is a franchise organization that has recently been established serving the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire. This “for pay” business is established with the sole purpose of arranging seniors to help other seniors. It is refreshingly unique, matching seniors who want to help with seniors who are looking for help. Services range from transportation to meal preparation to home computer help to many other services. This organization is fully licensed by the state of NH. They can be contacted at 603-801-1936 and you can visit them at their web site www.shs-nh.com.
At our last meeting of the month, we had a foot clinic and our monthly meeting.
Activities for the month of March:
- 7 Mar: MOW + Blood pressure + representative from Service Link.
- 12 Mar: Town voting at the Barn,
- 13 Mar: Town meeting at the High School. Come and vote on the town article for paving the “Barn” parking lot.
- 14 Mar: St Pat’s celebration with our own John O.
- 19 and 20 Mar: AARP Smart Driver Class. See Andy to register
- 21 Mar: Rick Pearson from the Association of the Deaf.
- 28 Mar: Business meeting
March Birthdays: Denise April, Jim Belanger, Nancy Bell, Joe DeFilippo, Evelyn Muzzey, and Betty Rudinsky. If we forgot someone, it is because you didn’t provide your birth month to our database.
Future Senior Activities of interest.
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