Rochester Council on Aging

            The Rochester Council on Aging Board of Directors is holding the monthly board meeting on Wednesday, July 10at 9:00 am at the Senior Center. Rochester Senior Center participants, and those interested in participating, are welcome to attend.

            Hanna Milhench and crew are preparing a special luncheon on Monday, July 15at 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Reservations are required and a donation of $5.00 is suggested. Rides are available by calling the Senior Center at least 24 hours in advance for scheduling purposes.

            The Senior Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 16at 10:15 am. July’s book to be discussed is, “Before We Were Yours”, written by Lisa Wingate. August’s book is “The Rosie Project”, written by Graeme Simsion.

            The monthly Veteran’s Social will be held on Thursday, July 11from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rochester Senior Center. Veterans of all ages are welcome to attend. This is an informal gathering of fellow veterans to socialize and enjoy some free refreshments. 

            The Secretary of State’s Citizen Information Service & the Department of Veteran’s Services collaborated to produce a guide called, “Veteran’s Laws & Benefits”. Please call 617-727-7030 or 800-392-6090 to request a free copy. Our local Veteran’s Agent is Barry Dunham. Dunham’s office is in the Mattapoisett Town Hall and is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Dunham can also be reached by telephone at 508-758-4100 extension 7.

            The Rochester Senior Center is offering the following trips in July: 

            Tuesday, July 9 – Cruise on the Charles River/Cambridge Side Galleria shopping and lunch.

            Friday, July 12– Patriot’s Hall of Fame, shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop & lunch at The Olive Garden. 

            Friday, July 19– New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston) & lunch at Joe’s American Bar & Grill.

            Monday, July 22– Martha’s Vineyard/Oak Bluffs.

            Friday, July 26– Shopping at the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, NH and lunch at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant.

            Sunday, July 28– National Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach and lunch at Santorini’s Restaurant.

            Tuesday, July 30– Shopping at Kittery, Maine outlets and lunch at Warren’s Lobster House.

            Please call the Senior Center for details about specific trips. Advance reservations are required to ensure a seat on the bus or van. Some trips require payment at the time of your reservation, others are paid upon admission. 

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