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, April 29: Turkey a la king, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, pumpkin custard with cream.

Tuesday, April 30: Hungarian goulash, diced potatoes with parsley, Brussels sprouts, applesauce with cinnamon.

Wednesday, May 1: Meatloaf with brown sauce, garlic home fries, French green beans, melon.

Thursday, May 2: Hot turkey sandwich with gravy, mashed potatoes, zucchini, pumpkin cookie.

Friday, May 3: Swedish steak with mushroom sauce, vegetable rice pilaf, carrots, Mandarin oranges and pineapple yogurt fluff.

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. Both 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.

American House to host activities

American House is on Water Street in Keene.

Monday, April 29: 9:30 a.m., sit ‘n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, mini golf, resident discussion group; 11 a.m., walking club; 1:15 p.m., large dice Yahtzee; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping, mahjong; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., team trivia; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour.

Tuesday, April 30: 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, bingo; 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.

Wednesday, May 1: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:30 a.m., shopping bus to Hannaford, coffee and chat, Catholic rosary and communion, 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; 3:15 p.m., AH Chorus; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night.

Thursday, May 2: 9:30 a.m. balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, balloon volleyball; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m. bingo, move for thought; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 3 p.m., toad in the hole game; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m. documentary.

Friday, May 3: 9:30 a.m., sit ’n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club, lunch bunch; 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, May 4: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 1 p.m., bingo; 2:30 p.m., movie in the theater; 3 p.m., bag toss; 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Sunday, May 5: 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 Lester Hirsch; 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 center hosts meals, activities

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center at 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls, serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The meal is served until sold out and is open to area seniors.

Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors over the age of 60, which includes a beverage. Information: 463-3907.

The following activities for seniors are offered at the senior center:

Basic tai chi for fall prevention: Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Chair caning: meets Mondays at 1 p.m.

The Knit and Stitch group: meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

The BFASC Quilters: meet the on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.

Nickel Bingo: is held every Tuesday starting at 12:30 p.m., with 20 games played.

Gad about the Girls: meet the first Thursday of every month.

Monthly breakfast for Troy seniors

The Troy Senior Breakfast is held at the Samuel E. Paul Community Center on South Street on the first Saturday of every month, 7 to 10 a.m. Breakfast buffet is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children.