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September is one of the months where we change from one season to another. It is the harbinger of autumn with all its glorious color. The change of season brings a revitalized energy like a wakeup call from the lazy days of summer. Time to get back to more important issues.

Council on Aging

We are offering an interesting lineup of lectures in September. Beginning with “Medicare Made Clear.” The Golden Age of Entertainment will offer a fun, informative and entertaining program on an array of Medicare choices on Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Please sign up for this event for a complimentary breakfast, entertainment by a barbershop quartet, door prizes and the Medicare program.

The Better Business Bureau will hold a lecture on scams and fraud prevention on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. On Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., Registrar John Buonomo will present an informative overview and update on recent changes at the Middlesex Probate and Family Court. This court deals with a wide variety of matters such as probate of wills, trusts, estates and guardianships. Registrar Buonomo will also bring legal counsel with him for a question-and-answer period. Light refreshments will be served.

It’s that time of year again. Dracut will host its annual Old Home Day and Dracut Firefighters Day on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Dracut Schools Complex on Lakeview Avenue. The Council on Aging will have a booth with information on programs, services and activities. We will give out the “File of Life” to any Dracut senior citizen or disabled person. This file is a magnetic card that contains pertinent medical information should an emergency occur. Stop by the Council on Aging booth to receive your “File for Life.”

During the months of September and October, we will be monitoring blood pressures on Thursday as well as our regular day on Mondays. The dates are Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The veterans breakfast will resume on Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. The movie of the month will feature Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happiness on Sept. 11 at noon.

The quick trips are sure to please everyone. Sign up for Wal-Mart on Sept. 7, the Hoods Commons in Derry, N.H. on Sept. 14, a mystery trip on Sept. 21 and Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason, N.H. on Sept. 28.

My coffee hour is on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. We will be discussing the international food tasting at the Dracut Council on Aging, “The Best Place In Town.”

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