The cooler days of September signal the end of the summer hiatus.
Saying goodbye to summer can feel like taking that last bite of a favorite dessert — you wish there was more to enjoy.
The fall is the right time to get back on track, getting our groove on as they say, and doing those things that are just for us. Lift your spirits by taking a Tai Chi class, chair massage or have a healing Reiki session.
Could art class, energetics or computer class be your thing? Have you ever wanted to learn how to decorate cakes like the pros do? A cake decorating class will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You will learn how to decorate with different frostings, sculpting with fondant and using a pastry bag. Class cost is $10, which includes all supplies, and you will go home with your own 6-inch cake that you decorated. Bring a rolling pin to class.
* A new vision loss group will begin Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. every other Wednesday. If you or someone you know is losing vision, our support group will offer encouragement and assistance to individuals with low vision problems.
* Also, our bereavement group will resume this month starting Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 10-11:30 a.m., and will continue every other Wednesday.
* Welcome back to our veterans and their spouses. The veterans breakfast will be on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m.
* Dracut’s Old Home Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dracut High School Complex on Lakeview Avenue. Stop by the COA booth for information on our programming, events and activities.
* The Friends of the Dracut Elderly are sponsoring a very special fundraising event — a psychic fair — Saturday, Sept. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. All-day events will include card readers (tarot, angel, animal & fairy cards), Reiki sessions, tuning forks and singing bowls.
A special two-hour event from 1-3 p.m. will be held called “Talking to Heaven,” conversations with the other side. This is similar to John Edward’s crossing over and Lisa Williams’ talking with our departed loved ones.
Admission is free, but most events cost $30 for nonseniors and $20 for senior citizens.
Pre-registration is highly suggested.
As part of this event, we would like to support the Dracut Food Bank. Bring a nonperishable food item to the event. All proceeds benefit Dracut senior citizens. For more information, call the DCOA at 978-957-2611 “The Best Place in Town.”
Joyce Shadan is the executive director of the Dracut Council On Aging.