Friendly Meals, Meals on Wheels

Friendly Meals offers dining for seniors at the Garden Café at 312 Marlboro St. in Keene. Doors open Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch is served at noon.

Dining rooms also serving Monday through Friday are at The United Church of Jaffrey Parish Hall and at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale. Friendly Meals are served Wednesdays at the Keene Senior Center. Monthly meals are served in Marlow, Marlborough, Jaffrey, Westmoreland, Nelson and North Walpole.

Cheshire County residents ages 60 and older may attend. Dietetic desserts are available at all locations. There is no charge for Friendly Meals, but a suggested donation of $3 is appreciated.

Participants should make reservations by 11 a.m., two business days in advance. Reservations: Garden Café, 352-2253; Jaffrey Parish Hall, 242-7986; Hinsdale Community Center, 336-7087; Keene Senior Center, 352-5037.

This week’s menu:

Monday, July 22: Chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes, carrots with dill, pumpkin cake.

Tuesday, July 23: Pork and ham burger with brown sugar and mustard glaze, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower, apricots.

Wednesday, July 24: Salisbury steak with brown sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli florets, pumpkin cookie.

Thursday, July 25: Italian chicken fingers with barbecue sauce, peas and carrots, diced potatoes, fruit cocktail with cream.

Friday, July 26: Sliced roast beef and Monterrey jack cheese on a roll, four bean salad, red potato salad with dill, sliced pears.

American House to host activities

American House is on Water Street in Keene.

Monday, July 22: 9:30 a.m., sit ‘n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, walking club; 11 a.m., gardening with Jackie; 1:15 p.m., table top Yahtzee; 1:30 p.m., mahjong, bus leaves for shopping; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., bag toss; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour, Margarita Monday; 6:30 p.m., Scrabble.

Tuesday, July 23: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, men’s group; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., adult coloring; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance, cribbage; 2:30 p.m., ladder ball; 3:15 p.m., bell choir; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6:30 p.m., Swamp Bats outing; 6:45 p.m., bingo.

Wednesday, July 24: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:30 a.m., shopping bus to Hannaford, coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping, Wii bowling; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., manicures, wits ‘n’ wagers; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic

movie night.

Thursday, July 25: 9:30 a.m. balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, balloon volleyball, mass with Fr. Alan; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., bingo, move for thought; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 2:30 p.m., gardening with Jackie; 3 p.m., special movie; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m. documentary.

Friday, July 26: 9:30 a.m., sit ’n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., name that tune; 2 p.m., group crossword puzzle; 3 p.m., stories by fireside; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., arm chair travel.

Saturday, July 27: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., Wii Wheel of Fortune; 1 p.m., bingo; 2:30 p.m., move to music with Mary; 3 p.m., toad in the hole game; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Sunday, July 28: 9:15 a.m., bus to St. Bernard’s; 9:30 p.m., bus to UCC and St. James; 1:30 p.m., bag toss; 2 p.m., performance by Rich Araldi; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Cribbage games offered in Keene

A senior cribbage league is held at Stone Arch Village, 835 Court St., Keene on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Information: Jan Lecuyer, 354-3255.

Bellows Falls library to host tai chi classes

Senior Safe tai chi classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning July 16 at 11 a.m. in the top floor meeting room of the Rockingham Free Public Library, Certified instructor Leslie Lassetter will teach this gentle movement form from an ancient oriental tradition. Better balance, mindful movement and fall prevention are just a few of tai chi’s benefits. This program is free and open to the public.

The library is at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. and is wheelchair accessible. Information: 802-463-4270, or

Age In Motion programs continue

Age In Motion, an exercise program designed for older adults, is offered in various locations within the region. Classes are led by trained instructors and are held for one hour, twice a week and consist of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Men and women from any area town are invited to participate. A $2 donation per class is requested.

The following programs are ongoing, but new members are welcome:

Hinsdale (Millstream Community Center): Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Marlborough (Community House): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Walpole (Town Hall): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Winchester (ELMM Center): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

Chesterfield (Spofford Fire Department): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Stoddard (Town Hall): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Physician approval is needed to join. Please call Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 352-2253 for a registration packet. Age In Motion is a program of HCS, a Monadnock United Way agency.