To sign up for any Council on Aging events or programs, to reserve a seat on the COA van, or for more information, please call 978-456-4120.
Unless otherwise noted, events are at Hildreth House and signup and payment are necessary in advance.
Relax and be pampered at Spa Day
Come to Hildreth House for some relaxation and pampering Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a chair massage, a hand massage, and an introduction to aromatherapy. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served.
‘Safe at Home’ panel discussion
Do you recognize safety hazards in your own home? Do you know how to prepare for snow/ice storms or other weather events? The COA and the Board of Health invite the public to a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the UU Fellowship Building to answer these questions and more. Members of the Fire Department, Police Department, Ambulance Service, Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, Community Emergency Response Team, Harvard Board of Health, and the COA will participate. Call 978-456-4120 to let the organizers know you’re attending.
Dr. Ayleen Gregorian, a podiatrist, will be at Hildreth House Monday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment.
Inclement weather policy
If the Harvard public schools are closed because of inclement weather, COA programs are canceled, and the van may be taken off the road. If there is a school delay, please call the COA office for more information.
Indoor nature therapy
Are you already tired of the cold, blustery winter? If you miss being outside to enjoy the beauty of nature, bring nature indoors instead. Come refresh your body, mind, and spirit with Pam Frederick Monday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. Experience nature through sound, smell, taste, touch, and stories.
Let’s go to the movies
See a feature-length movie Monday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. in Volunteers Hall. The film, rated R, is “Juliet, Naked,” a comic account of life’s second chances, based on a novel by Nick Hornby.
Want to talk books?
If you’re interested in participating in a book club and discussing books that have relevance to seniors, come to Hildreth House Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. to meet with facilitator Carlene Phillips. Phillips, a retired English teacher (and Harvard Press writer!) will describe choices for the first book and will arrange a day and time for monthly discussions. The library will provide copies of books.
Permanent absentee voting
If you are unable to visit the polls to vote on election days because of a disability, illness, or physical hardship, you may be eligible to become a permanent absentee voter. As a permanent absentee voter you’ll receive absentee ballots by mail for all elections in a calendar year. For more information contact the town clerk’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-456-4100 ext. 316.
COA in the media
Don’t miss “Senior Spotlight” each morning at 9:30 a.m. on Harvard cable channel 192. See harvardcabletv.com for the schedule and for links to YouTube videos. And visit the COA’s Facebook page at facebook.com/harvardcoa.