To sign up for any Council on Aging events or programs, to reserve a seat on the COA van, or for more information, call 978-456-4120.
Unless otherwise noted, events are at Hildreth House and signup and payment are necessary in advance.
Lunch at Taka Hibachi
On Monday, April 1, join COA friends at Taka Hibachi restaurant in Littleton, where the chef will prepare you lunch right in front of you. The lunch special includes Osumashi soup or salad, vegetables, and rice. The van ($2 fee) will leave Hildreth House at 11 a.m.
Discuss ‘Educated’ at COA’s book club
Join other readers Thursday, April 4, to discuss “Educated,” by Tara Westover. The book is a memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
Cooking with Anton
Learn some new tricks in the kitchen and how to plan and shop when cooking for one or two Friday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. Cooking aficionado Anton Chernoff will demonstrate. Come to learn and taste. Sign up by April 1.
Let’s go to the movies
See a feature-length movie Monday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in Volunteers Hall. The film, rated PG-13, is “Green Book,” the 2019 Oscar winner for best picture. It portrays the relationship between a working-class Italian American who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a concert tour through the 1960s south.
Pamper yourself at Beauty Makeover Day
On Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m. join the COA for a trip to Alexander Academy in Lunenburg for a beauty makeover followed by lunch at Tiny’s in Ayer. Get a shampoo and cut ($10+), a manicure ($6+), a facial treatment ($10), or a make-up application ($5+). The van cost in $2 per person.
‘Through the Dementia Maze’ with David Currier
Come to Hildreth House Friday, April 12, at 9 a.m. for breakfast, followed at 10 a.m. by a talk by David Currier, an expert in dementia care. Currier will discuss the everyday challenges faced by families and caregivers, offer education and resources, and help us develop a dementia-friendly environment. Call to sign up by April 5.
Discussion of medication management
Medications are often an essential part of our lives, but cost should not be a limiting factor. Join pharmacist Tracy Ezzio for a discussion on medication management and costs Tuesday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. at Hildreth House. The program is sponsored by Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Visiting Angels.
How Mass Save can help you
Learn about National Grid’s Mass Save program from Harvard resident Barbara Romero Wednesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. This mostly free program can make your home more comfortable by eliminating drafts and modernizing equipment while also saving you money. Everyone can benefit from a free assessment, especially those who have been in their homes for 20+ years and/or are on a restricted income.
Eldridge hosts annual Senior Conference
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will host the 39th annual Senior Conference Thursday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St. in Marlborough. The day will include free workshops, health screenings, entertainment, exhibits, prizes, speakers, and lunch. The van leaves Hildreth House at 8:30 a.m. and returns to pick you up at 2:30 p.m. Sign up by Thursday, April 11. The annual conference has been a tradition in the Middlesex and Worcester District since 1980.