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Always an Adventure
715-2723, 848-0345
nhalwaysanadventure.com

Always an Adventure offers outdoor adventures for active adults. There’s a $35 yearly membership fee for all activities.
- Outing club: Two levels. Meets Wednesdays at 8:50 a.m. year-round in the parking lot behind Borders, 76 Fort Eddy Road. $4 activity fee plus carpool fee.
- Yoga class: Classes are held on Monday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Barb Hanchett’s house, 480A Josiah Bartlett Road. Cost is $4 per class.
Extended adventures are also offered. Please register in advance.
- Jan. 26-28: This trip to Bethel, Maine, includes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a heated outdoor pool. The cost is $349.
- Feb. 11-12: Go on an overnight trip to Eagle Mountain in Jackson for cross-country skiing at the Great Glen. The cost is $235, which includes breakfast and dinner.
- March 3-5: Attend this trip to Mt. View Lodge in Rumney for cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. The cost is $230, which includes five meals.
- April 21-23: This trip to Eastham, Mass., is for biking and walking along the beach. The cost is $320, which includes two breakfasts and one dinner. Bike transport will be extra.

The Fountain of Youth-AquaXercise
219-2872 thefountainofyouth.vpweb.com

Water exercise classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-1:45 p.m. and 1:45-2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St. The monthly rates are $15 if attending once a week, $30 for twice a week, $45 for three times a week and $60 four times a week. $20 yearly registration fee required.
The holiday luncheon that was canceled on Dec. 19 at the Red Apple Buffet, 161 Loudon Road, has been rescheduled for Jan. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Also, Fountain of Youth would like to extend a thank-you to the Holiday Inn staff for all they do for our groups!

The Merrimack County Area Committee on Aging
545-9125

The committee meets on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. in the community room at Horseshoe Pond Place, 26 Commercial St. This group meets the third Tuesday of every month and discusses current issues which affect the elderly. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings. For more information, please call Grace Morgan at 545-9125.
Friends of Forgotten Children
224 Bog Road, 753-4801
fofcnh.org
As of Jan. 4, community meals are held every Sunday from noon-1:30 p.m. All are welcome.

The Concord Recreation Senior Program
48 Airport Road, 225-8690
onconcord.com/recreation

The Concord Recreation Senior Program welcomes everyone 55 or older. Parking is always free. Winter hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon.
Guest speakers for January are:
- Jan. 7: Emily Gose from Hannaford speaks about healthy eating.
- Jan. 14: Dick Patten
- Jan. 21: Jean Plourde speaks about knitting projects.
Each week, seniors can bring in canned goods to be distributed on Friday to local food kitchens.
On Mondays, we continue to offer walking group and Bingo (10 cents a card to play Bingo.)
On Wednesdays, we continue to offer card games and cribbage. We have started a knitting group, too.
On Fridays we offer walking group, a variety of card games and line dancing ($4 charge for line dancing).
A new collaboration began on Jan. 5 between the Concord Recreation Department and Concord Area Transit. Transportation will be provided to seniors living at the Crutchfield Apartments, Firehouse Block Apartments and Crestwood Mobile Park to and from the Concord Recreation Department’s senior program. The cost for this service is $2 roundtrip. The bus will pick up at the Crutchfield Apartments on Pitman Street at 9:30 a.m. and then at Firehouse Block Apartments on Warren Street at 9:40 a.m. It will then proceed to Crestwood Mobile Park off of Manchester Street and pick up the seniors at their front doors. The return trips will start at 12:30 p.m. To take part in this new transportation, seniors will need to complete a form, which can be picked up at the senior program or at the Recreation Department.

The Concord Public Library
45 Green St., 225-8670
onconcord.com/library

Did you know that the reference desk at the library takes requests for information via telephone and e-mail as well as in person? If you can’t get in to the library and need simple information, we can probably look it up and give you the information over the phone, or make copies and send it to you for a small fee. We don’t have the staff to do lengthy research, but if you need some background information on a topic, an address or phone number, or an article from the newspaper, we might be able to help you out. Give us a call at 225-8590.

Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center
26 Commercial St., 228-6956

All the below activities are free and held at Horseshoe Pond Place, unless otherwise noted:
q Mondays: A stretching and strengthening class is offered at 9 a.m.
At 10 a.m., during the center’s “meet and greet,” enjoy a muffin, danish or bagel in the dining room. Free coffee, tea and juice are provided.
Bocce is held at 10:30 a.m. in the community room.
Put on your walking shoes and meet us at 12:30 p.m. in the lobby for “10,000 Steps for Life: Walking for the Health of it!”. If there is inclement weather we will be walking indoors.
Spades and other card games are held at 1 p.m. in the dining room.
Bingo is held at 2:15 p.m. in the dining room.
- Tuesdays: “Trek and Trolley” is offered at 1 p.m. The fee for the trolley is $1, round trip.
If we do not have “Trek and Trolley,” we will have “10,000 steps for Life:Walking for the Health of it!” instead. Meet us at 12:14 p.m. in the lobby.
- Wednesdays: A stretching and strengthening class is offered at 9:30 a.m.
Meet in the lobby at 12:30 p.m. for “10,000 Steps for Life: Walking for the Health of it!”
Spades and other card games are held at 1 p.m. in the dining room.
Bingo is held at 2:15 p.m. in the dining room.
- Thursdays: Yoga is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free for residents; $3 for nonresidents.
“10,000 Steps for Life: Walking for the Health of it!” meets in the lobby at 10:45 a.m.
Meet in the dining room at 1:15 p.m. for “Pitch and Putt.” Not a golfer? No problem – we can teach you for free.
Dominoes, Boggle and card games such as cribbage and bridge are held at 1:15 p.m. in the dining room.
- Fridays: A stretching and strengthening class is offered at 9:30 a.m.
“Dog Therapy” is held at 10:30 a.m. Come meet and play with Little Boy, a professionally trained Bichon-poodle mix.
“10,000 Steps for Life: Walking for the Health of it!” meets in the lobby at 12:30 p.m.
Spades and other card games are played in the dining room at 1 p.m.
At 2:15 p.m., play bingo in the dining room.
- Jan. 6: An old-fashioned penny sale is being held in the community room at 1:15 p.m. and will include new and gently used items.
- Jan. 6 and Jan. 15: The health clinic offers many different services, such as foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, ear checks, cleanings and more. Our CRVNA nurse will be here in the visiting nurse office on Jan. 6 (9 a.m.-noon) and Jan. 15 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Please call 224-4093 to schedule an appointment.
- Jan. 8: A representative from The Prescription Center speaks at 10 a.m. in the dining room.
Also on this day, we will be taking the trolley at 11:25 a.m. to Concord Community Music School to listen to live music while we eat our lunch. Cost is $1 round trip for trolley ride and a $2 donation for lunch.
- Jan. 9: Play Bunco at 1:15 p.m. in the dining room.
- Jan. 13: A Concord Hospital senior wellness meeting is held at 10 a.m. in the community room. Call 227-7000, ext.3660 to register.
- Jan. 13: At 7 p.m. in the community room, the General Federation of Women’s Club meets. All women are welcome.
- Jan. 14: A sing-a-long is held in the dining room at 1:15 p.m.
- Jan. 15: An AARP meeting takes place at 1 p.m. in the community room. For more information, contact Tim Gormley at 228-4704.
- Jan. 16: Home Instead Senior Care is giving a special presentation at 10:45 a.m. in the dining room. Learn how to begin difficult conversations such as: needing to leave home, assistance to stay home, losing driving privileges, finances and health issues.
- Jan. 20: A movie matinee with popcorn is held in the media room at 1:15 p.m.
- Jan. 21: R.E.A.P. clinician Linda Lapierre facilities a workshop on “Dealing with the Winter Blues.”
- Jan. 23: Join us in the dining room at 1:15 p.m. for a “Beat The Winter Blues” party.
- Jan. 27: A Concord Hospital Senior Wellness meeting is held at 10 a.m. in the community room. Call 227-7000, ext. 3660 to register.

Concord Family YMCA
15 N. State St., concordymca.org

Our senior membership fee is $32 per month after a $30 start- up fee. Program membership for $35 (classes have a fee with this membership). Financial assistance is available. Call now to register for the winter session (Jan. 5-Feb. 22.)
For more information, contact Deb Acres, wellness director, at 228-9622, ext. 122, or Rebecca Stephens, aquatics director, at 228-9622, ext. 150.
- “Aqua-mix” is a high intensity water fitness program focused on providing a unique workout by utilizing exercises from various disciplines, such as kickboxing moves, aerobic exercises, interval work, strength training and a 10-minute cool down.
Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and are free for members; $50 for program members.
- Water walking is an intense deep water workout with no impact to muscles or joints. You’ll build strength and endurance.
Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and are free for members; $50 for program members.
- “Waterworks” consists of a steady aerobic segment followed by deep water exercise for endurance and muscle toning through water resistance.
Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:15 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. and are free for members; $50 for program members.
- Senior strength training is designed specifically for older adults with a primary goal of slowing the aging process.
Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. and are free for members; $50 for program members.
- “Silver sneakers” is a new program designed for seniors just beginning to exercise or at an intermediate level. Join us on Monday and Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. This program is free for members; $57 for program members.
- On Tuesday and Thursday, 9-10 a.m., “Balls, bands and weights” gives seniors an opportunity to increase strength and flexibility. This class is free for members; $50 for program members.
A free adult open swim is offered Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, 2:30-3:15 p.m. for members only and includes two lanes of pool time for seniors to use the pool for exercise or laps.

The AARP N.H. Information Center
118 N. Main St., 224-6095

Income tax time is here, and AARP will be offering a tax aid service. Our scheduling will begin sometime around mid-January. Tax aid hours are Monday through Thursday, noon-7 p.m., and Saturday mornings, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Community Education
225-0804, 170 Warren St.
classesforlife.com

Now is the time for seniors to register for community education classes that begin in January and February. There are more than a hundred classes to choose from. Most allow for a significant discount to those over 65 years old.

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