Dracut seniors honor veterans in November for their sacrifice


BY JOYCE SHADAN , Everyone seems to be in disbelief that we are already closing in on November. Is time really speeding up? Many people have remarked about it lately, and I agree.

It does feel that way, doesn’t it?

November is the month we give thanks on many levels. We celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, and we remember our veterans for the sacrifices they have made for us. Our Veterans Breakfast is on Nov. 15 and this month we will be entertained by “Josie,” who will perform patriotic songs. All veterans and their spouses are always welcome.

We will be holding a lecture on “Low Vision and Aging” on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Please join us and Andrea Schien from the Massachusetts Association of the Blind for this informative lecture.

We have two “quick trips” this month. On Nov. 18, we will go to the new Olive Garden restaurant in Tyngsboro, and on Nov. 30, we’ll head to the Olympia restaurant in Lowell.

The Council on Aging now has applications for disabled parking placards/plates from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Please stop by our office for an application.

Meditation class is back and will begin on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. This a free class and will be held every other Tuesday.

For this month only, our movie will be held on Nov. 29. The feature will be the Notebook, with James Garner and Gena Rowland. Our book of the month will be discussed on Nov. 28.

The podiatrist will be here on Nov. 1. Please call for an appointment.

Fuel assistance begins this month. Anyone wishing to apply for fuel assistance should call the Council on Aging office. The program has a new category this year. People who have heat included with their rent and are living in senior housing should call our office for an appointment.

At this printing, we still do not have a date for the Dracut Board of Health flu clinic. Please call the Board of Health at 978-453-9320 for information.

Don’t forget to vote on Nov. 1 here at the Dracut Council on Aging, the best place in town.

Joyce Shadan is the executive director of the Dracut Council on Aging.