DRACUT — The Dracut Council on Aging will host its annual Red Cross Blood Drive on June 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
This year marks the 125th year anniversary of the Red Cross. For more than a century, the Red Cross has been a part of our nation’s rich history. In 1884, heavy floods spread through the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys, leaving more than 7,000 families homeless.
The Red Cross gave relief to thousands who were hungry and homeless. Six youngsters living north of the flood area in Waterford, Penn., dubbed “The Little Six” put on a play that raised more than $50, which they gave to the Red Cross. And so the tradition of youth volunteers began.
Today, the Red Cross involves nearly 200,000 volunteers age 18 and older. The gift of blood honors the spirit of the Red Cross. To make an appointment to give blood, please call 1-800-GIVEBLOOD.
On June 5 at 10 a.m., the Council will host “Breakfast with the Arts” as Dracut Junior High School’s Small Ensemble Group will perform for senior citizens. A continental breakfast will be served.
State Postal Inspector Scott Kelly will be at the senior center to speak about postal scams on June 8 at 10:30 a.m.
The Council’s last breakfast event until the fall is the veterans breakfast on June 20 at 9 a.m.
The Low Vision Group will meet June 19 at 9:30 a.m. A representative from the Perkins Talking Book Library will facilitate the discussion.
The new Bereavement Group will be held sometime in June at the Council on Aging. Please inquire at the senior center office for exact dates and times.
Trips to tour the new Moses Greeley Memorial Library will be ongoing in June. The recently opened facility is a beautiful sight to behold. Dracut residents should feel proud of their library. Transportation for the tours will be provided by the Council on Aging at no charge.
The Council has a number of quick trips planned for June: Wal-Mart, June 9; Kimball’s Ice Cream in Westford, June 16; Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason, N.H., June 23; mystery trip, June 30.
Please join us for the Director’s Coffee on June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Council on Aging.
Joyce Shadan is the executive director of the Dracut Council On Aging.