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Council on Aging

Town of Groveland, Massachusetts

Town of Groveland Highlights Events Hosted by the Groveland Council on Aging

GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland and the Groveland Council on Aging are pleased to share upcoming events and programs hosted by the Council on Aging this fall.

Friends of the Council on Aging will be hosting a Summer Barbeque Fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. under the tent in the Town Hall parking lot, 183 Main St. 

Food and drink will be served, including hamburgers and hot dogs. Sign-up is required prior to the event.The event will also feature raffles and music.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. To sign up, call the Council on Aging (COA) at 978-372-1101. Free transportation will be provided by the COA. 

Movie Tuesdays

Movies will be played every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the center meeting room. The movies scheduled are:

  • Sept. 13, ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’. A 2022 Drama/Romance, rated PG, stars Maggie Smith and Hugh Dancy. (2 hours, 5 minutes)
  • Sept. 27, ‘Elvis’. A 2022 Musical/Drama, rated PG-13, stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. (2 hours, 39 minutes)
  • Oct. 4, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’. A 2022 Mystery/Drama, rated PG-13, stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Taylor John Smith. (2 hours, 59 minutes)
  • Oct. 18, ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’. A 2022 Drama/Comedy, rated PG, stars Leslie Manville and Alba Baptista. (1 hour, 55 minutes)

Programs

Watercolor Class

This is a beginner watercolor class taught by Peggy Poppe. Classes will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Classes are $40 for the four-week session. Checks should be made out to “Margaret Poppe.”

Exercise Classes

Bones Brain Balance!

Fitness classes will be held Tuesdays at 9 a.m., under the tent in the Town Hall parking Lot. Classes are $5 per class and run by certified personal trainer Brian Coyne who has over 15 years of experience. In the event of inclement weather classes will be held in the Fire Station meeting room. For more information call the COA at 978-372-1101

Walking Club

The walking club will meet Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Haverhill Stadium, 155 Lincoln Ave, Haverhill. For more information contact Paola Hussein at 978-374-2390 x 3916.

Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga will be held Fridays at 10:45 a.m. on the Town Hall lawn. Classes are $5 per class and taught by Mary Van Abs. In the event of inclement weather classes will be held in the Town Hall meeting room.

Get Movin! Strength Class

Strength class will be held Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. in the center meeting room of Town Halls. Classes are $20 for a four-week session and taught by Leah Miller. Pre-registration is required and there is an 8-student minimum to be able to hold the class. Checks should be made out to “Leah Miller.” Please bring your own TheraBand or loop band, and a 5 pound weight.

For more information on programs or events, click here or contact the COA  directly at 978-372-1101.

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Town of Groveland, Massachusetts

Groveland Council on Aging Seeking Full-Time Director

GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland announces that the Groveland Council on Aging is hiring a full-time director.

The full-time Director position is 37.5 hours a week, with a starting salary of $65,000 and eligible benefits.

The Director will oversee all aspects of elder affairs for Groveland, including utilizing internal and external resources to identify programs, services, and activities for the elders in the community. Responsibilities also include advocating and educating the community about the unique senior population.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate patience, compassion, and flexibility throughout the scope of work. Applicants also should be familiar with state and federal regulations regarding human services and elder affairs.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to apply@grovelandma.com or via mail to:

Groveland Town Administrator
183 Main St.,
Groveland, MA 01834

For more information, including a full job description, click here. 

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Groveland Council on Aging Encourages Community Members to Attend Weekly Fitness Classes

GROVELAND – COA Director Amanda Fisher encourages community members to attend weekly fitness classes hosted by the Groveland Council on Aging. 

The Groveland Council on Aging hosts the following classes each week:

Get Movin’ with Leah!

When: Mondays at noon

Where: Center meeting room at Town Hall, 183 Main St. 

What: Instructors Leah Miller and Susan Tribble lead strength training for seniors.

3B Fitness (Brains, Bones & Balance)

When: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

Where: Tent at Town Hall, 183 Main St. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held at the Fire Station, 181 Main St. 

What: Instructor Brian Coyne walks participants through balance exercises to help prevent falls, strength training to improve bone density, and trivia and brain games to help with cognition.

Walking Club

When: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

Where: Haverhill Stadium, 155 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill

What: The walking club promotes physical activity while socializing with others. To learn more about the walking club, please call Paola Hussein at 978-374-2390 ext. 3916. 

Virtual Reiki and Meditation

When: Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Where: Online. Please email Nisha Burk at NBurke@grovelandma.com for the link. 

What: Instructor Sue Cullen of High Vibration Wellness, who has been practicing Reiki for over seven years, leads a class that promotes restful healing.

Yoga

When: Fridays at 10:45 a.m.

Where: Front lawn at Town Hall, 183 Main St. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held in the center meeting room at Town Hall. 

What: Instructor Mary Van Abs leads a one-hour yoga session.

All classes are $5 each, excluding the Walking Club, which is free. Drop-ins are welcome at all classes, but those who wish to reserve a class spot or who have questions should call the Council on Aging at 978-372-1101.

“Exercising is an important part of staying healthy,” Fisher said. “Classes like these are a great way to foster both mental and physical health, while having fun and socializing. Classes are geared to seniors, but are open to all, and community members are encouraged to attend with their family and friends.”

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Groveland Council on Aging Invites Residents to Senior Day

GROVELAND – Council on Aging Director Amanda Fisher wishes to invite the community to COA Senior Day later next week to learn more about the COA and services available to the senior community.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


WHERE:

Activities will take place at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St., in the center meeting room, hallways and outdoor tent.

WHAT:

The Groveland COA is hosting a Senior Day, which will feature family-friendly activities, including raffles, fitness demonstrations, snacks and refreshments, artwork and music. 

Attendees will have the chance to view artwork created by seniors hung in the hallways of Town Hall.

Thomas Rull will perform his show “A Musical Journey Through the Years,” sponsored by the Groveland Cultural Council. The performance will feature songs by Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Elvis, Perry Como, Lou Rawls, Engelbert Humperdinck, and more.

Lunch from Panera Bread will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of COA, Anita Wright, and Dot Dichiara. 

Sign-up is required to attend the musical performance and lunch. To sign up, please call the COA at (978) 372-1101.

Additionally, members of the Groveland Fire Department will be on hand to provide information about a File for Life, which is a card that enables first responders to quickly obtain a person’s medical history, including allergens and medications, in an emergency situation. 

The Northern Essex Elder Transport, a non-profit volunteer driver program serving seniors in 14 communities of the Merrimack Valley, will have forms for seniors to apply for services. Attendees interested in becoming volunteer drivers also will have an opportunity to apply. 

Representatives from AgeSpan, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting residents of Northeast Massachusetts as they age, will showcase the resources that they provide to residents ages 60 and up. 

Caption Call, a federally-funded program that provides captioned telephone services to people with hearing loss, will demonstrate its services.

Friends of the Groveland COA will be recruiting those interested in helping to fundraise for the COA. 

“We encourage residents to join us for the Council on Aging’s Senior Day later this month, and hope to see a big turnout. The event will serve as a great way for the community to come together and connect with our seniors, learn more about what the COA has to offer, and to have fun,” Fisher said. 

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