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


Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14 and the search is on for the perfect card to give to our loved ones. This holiday always takes me back to my school days. I have fond memories of decorating a shoebox with red and pink hearts, little lace doilies, a cupid or two and, of course, the split on the top of the box eagerly awaiting the valentines from friends and, hopefully, one from a special someone.

Join us at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, for a continental breakfast and love songs sung by Paul Iannazzo. Tickets are $3 and on sale at the senior center,

The special meal of the month will be served at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. It’s a pizza special, with potato wedges, salad and hot fudge sundae. Suggested donation is $2. Please sign up by Feb. 2.

The movie of the month will be The Dolphin Tale, shown at noon Feb. 14.

The Dracut Knights of Columbus recently donated $5,000 to the Council on Aging. The Knights have shown their support though the years to the seniors of Dracut. Please join us on at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, for a continental breakfast and a presentation of our thanks to the Knights.

Quick trips will take us to Wal-mart and Mama’s on the Feb. 3, Christmas Tree and Denny’s on Feb. 10, Kohl’s and China Buffett on Feb. 17, and Home Goods and the 99 Restaurant on Feb. 24.

It’s that time of year again. The legacies contest will begin in March. The contest is a writing competition for our seniors. It’s a perfect way to give the legacy of your story to family and friends. Stories will be published in an anthology. Start thinking about what you wants to write about. There’s a story in each of us. What’s your story? More information on the legacies contest will be in the March Council on Aging newsletter.

It’s all about red hearts and pink roses at the Dracut Council on Aging, the best place in town. Happy Valentine’s Day.