TRIP Center: January Newsletter




Monday, January 14th , 9:30AM

Starting the New Year, once again we’ll be going to our favorite mystery luncheon.  Shop at the mall inConcordand  enjoy lunch after. Cost is a $2.00 donation and must be paid at time of sign up.  No refunds will be paid.


Friday, January 4th, 10:30AM

Celebrate National Trivia Day with us!   This is a day set aside to honor those who have filled their brains with useless but interesting facts.  Join in on the fun, win some great prizes, and stay to enjoy lunch with us!


Tuesday, January 8th, 11:30M

Elvis was born on January 8th, 1935.  We all know what a great singer and actor he was and we will take a day to celebrate him.  Listen to his music during lunch and join us for a special Elvis Event after lunch.




Tuesday, January 22ndat 10:30AM

Anita Oeofke will help you with Medicare Advantages. She will have up-to-date information for you.  You may have a one-on-one appointment with her.

Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30AM

Wayne Blanchard will be here to help you with long term support counseling and Medicare. He will be available for a one-on-one appointment.



Tuesday, January 22nd at 10:3AM

The VNA  nurse comes the fourth Tuesday of every month.




The AARP is offering FREE help with your income taxes.  Tax volunteers will be here at the TripCenterto help you with your income tax returns.  You must bring last year’s tax return with you. This service is for all ages. Call 934-4151 for more information.



Library services to persons with Disabilities is a FREE library service for any resident of New Hampshire who is unable to read standard printing due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  The organization loans books and magazines on cassette or in Braille at not cost through the US Mail.  The library is part of the national network of the National Library Services for the Blind and physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.  The State ofNew Hampshire and the Federal Government provide funding.  For more information please call




Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Excerpst from: article 14438

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, however, a winter wonderland can be a hazardous for seniors. Knowing the precautions to take and the symptoms of trouble can help you enjoy the coming season.

When is Winter Dangerous?
The National Weather Service categorizes winter storms in many ways. Each area of the country has different lingo to describe winter weather. Keep tuned to your local weather station to evaluate whether or not temperatures and weather pose a danger to you. If you have recently moved to an area where cold weather is a new challenge, get familiar with these general terms from the National Weather Service:

1. A winter advisory means weather is expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. Plan ahead and fill your gas tank to help prevent an ice-clogged line.

2. A frost/freeze warning means to expect below freezing temperatures that may damage unprotected plants. If you must go out to cover the plants or pipes, wear a hat and cover your mouth in addition to your normal winter gear.

3. A winter storm watch means heavy ice and snow are expected in one to two days. See tips below to avoid injury while walking on ice or shoveling snow.

4. A winter storm warning means severe weather is about to begin and you should stay indoors.

5. A blizzard warning means that outdoor conditions could well be life threatening. Time to hunker down and enjoy a good book! Winds above 40 mph are dangerous.


With the year 2012 behind us, I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to ALL of our wonderful Trip Center volunteers for their help, time caring and dedication.  Without our volunteers the Center would not be such a warm and inviting place to come to.   Our volunteers do so much for the Center and ask nothing in return.  I know I can always count on them to pitch in and do whatever it takes to keep things running smoothly.  We have a great group and I know that the coming year will be just as wonderful thanks to their support.  Once again THANK YOU!

The Trip Center will be closed on

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21st , 2013




Take advantage of our bus service!  We travel to Concord  the second  Monday of each month.We will accommodate all your needs, whether it is shopping at the Mall, a delicious lunch, a Doctor’s appointment, personal business or whatever.

We will be happy to take you on our wheelchair-accessible 18-passenger bus.  We offer door to door service Monday through Friday forFranklin, Tilton, andNorthfieldfor all your needs.  If you have used our service, you know how wonderful it is.  Invite your friends to try it.  Donation $1.00 each way.  $2.00 Roundtrip.


  • Take the bus intoConcordthe second Monday of each month to go bowling, shopping or to an appointment.  A donation of $2.00 round trip is requested.


  • Line dancing every Monday and Friday at 10:00 AM.


  • Blood pressure testing the fourth Tuesday of each month at10:30AM.  Provided by the Franklin VNA.


  • Yoga on Wednesdays at 10:00AM; cost is $7.00 per session.


  • Chair exercises Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 10:00 AM.


•     Early Risers every Tuesday and Thursday Morning at 8:30 a.m.


•    BINGO Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 12:00.

after lunch   .

A Special Thank You!

This year, with a record breaking number of over 450 people in attendance, our Annual Santa’s Workshop was a huge success. The children received goody bags, make and take crafts, received a gift, got their picture taken with Santa, and was followed by the lighting of the tree inScottMarceauPark.

There are many local businesses as well as volunteers that I would like to take the time to thank. Without their financial support and hard work this event would not have been possible:

Franklin Savings Bank, Ninety-Nine, Community Action Program, Walmart, McDonald’s,  The Common Man, Franklin Parks and Recreation,  T.R.I.P. Center Advisory Board,  McDonald’s, Beck & Bellucci, Shaw’s, V.F.W. Post 1698 Women’s Auxillary, Florence Edmunds, Tractor Supply,  R.D. Edmunds & Sons, Franklin Rotary, Tilton-Northfield Rotary, Chili’s, Franklin High School Honor Society and School to Work Program, Franklin Fire Department, Northway Bank, Starbucks, Business Professional Women,  Northway Bank,  Fred Caruso Mix 94.1 FM, Alan Soule Jewelers, Auto Serv, Franklin Area Lion’s Club, T.R.I.P. Center Volunteers, Boys and Girls Club, Mountain Ridge, Peabody Home, Franklin Welfare Director Sara Tracy, Franklin City Hall, and all who supported this event!

Thanks again for all your hard work and support. It is truly appreciated.


Nancy Marceau


A New Year’s Reflection

By: Joanna Fuchs

Looking back on months gone by

As a new year starts and an old one ends

We contemplate what brought us joy

And we think of our loved ones and our friends

Recalling all the happy times

Remembering how they enriched our lives

We reflect upon who really counts

As the fresh and bright new year arrives

And when I ponder those who do

I immediately think of you


Thanks for being one of the reason’s I’ll have a Happy New Year!