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Coming Up at the Bellingham Senior Center

The Bellingham Senior Center is located at 40 Blackstone St., Bellingham. Reach them at (508) 966-0398 or visit www.bellinghamma.org.
SMOC FUEL ASSISTANCE: Please note that we are still taking appointments. Call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment. Many who are approved for fuel assistance also qualify for SNAP food assistance. Please inquire as we can assist you in applying. 
HOW A MASSACHUSETTS SODA FOUNTAIN BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON: Friday, January 27 at 1 p.m., join Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, noted historian and author of over 70 books on the history and development of Boston, for a history of Howard Johnson’s.
SENIOR DRIVE-BY LUNCH PROGRAM has been discontinued until March/April depending on the weather. 
OPTIMIZE YOUR TAX STRATEGY AND GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR TAXES IN RETIREMENT: January 24, at 11 a.m., Retirement Advisors at Financial Square will present a one-hour free seminar at the Senior Center. Call (508)770-0207 to register.
LINE DANCING: Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 11:30am ($5/class). Continues weekly.
BEGINNER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Bring your digital camera and learn when and how to use its special features. Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations. Join Steve McGrath in a five-week series for beginners starting Tuesday, January 3, at 1 p.m. $50 for the entire series, minimum of eight participants needed to run. 
Please call the Senior Center to reserve your space. (508) 966-0398

VALENTINE PARTY: Tuesday, February 14 the COA & BESG will host a joint Valentine party for seniors at 12 p.m. and all will enjoy delicious soup, sandwiches, dessert, and beverages. $7 per person. Please call the Center and reserve your seat! 
WE NEED HELP: We have many seniors calling the Center asking for help with shoveling/plowing. This is a definite need, and we don’t know how to help except to ask you to check on your neighbors, and if they aren’t cleared out after a snowfall perhaps you or someone you know could help them and clear a path so they can get out of the house and at least get the mail as many seniors get medications via mail. Thanking you in advance for any help you can give!