Senior Center Offering Gardening, Health Programs 316

TILTON — Programs on health issues, gardening, as well as painting are being offered at the Tilton Senior Center this month.
Art instructor Martha Shepp will be at the center at 11 Grange Road on Wednesday and again Wednesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. Shepp will help both experienced and novice artists with drawing and watercolor painting, and may even share some piano if there is interest.
The schedule of all of April's events is available at local town offices as well as on the Tilton website at
Beginning this month the center is introducing a café into the weekly rotation of congregate dining on
Tuesdays. Space can be reserved by calling the center. April birthdays will be celebrated with cake and ice cream on April 11.
The Tuesday Lunch Speakers series continues on Tuesday, April 9, when a representative from HealthSouth rehabilitation facility in Concord will join us to talk about stroke prevention and the steps we can take
to stay healthy. This is the first of a three-part series on stroke that will continue in May and June.
On April 16, Dot Banks, a UNH Cooperative Extension volunteer, will speak about how to alter backyards and
gardens to support local wildlife through the use of native plants, nest boxes, feeders, and plant choices.
Each of these presentations begin at 10:30, and lunch will follow immediately after at 11:45 a.m. Those who plan to attend should call Sarah at 527-8291.
The lunch on April 23 will be a recognition of all of the volunteers who give their time to run the center's programs and meal services.
Center open to seniors from all communities. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Programming and congregate dining is provided by the Elder Services Department, Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties.
More information is available at the CAP website: