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The Albert Harris Center in Pepperell is offering new and fun activities this winter

Playing the Horse Races at The Albert Harris Center in Pepperell are(from left) Marisa Graham, Pat Rebello, Sue Paul, Cheryl Balkan, and Maureen Farmer.
Playing the Horse Races at The Albert Harris Center in Pepperell are(from left) Marisa Graham, Pat Rebello, Sue Paul, Cheryl Balkan, and Maureen Farmer.

PEPPERELL — The Albert Harris Center, formally known as the Pepperell Senior Center, is going strong offering new and fun activities this winter, according to an announcement from the Center.

The staff, known for its friendliness and caring ways, is the reason that center is called “Your home away from home.”

Sadly, no food will be served during January and February this year. The low-cost hot nutritious meals, that are cooked on site, will be provided daily again in March. Coffee and tea will be resume at no cost.

The Center, located at 37 Nashua Road, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exercise programs such as yoga, bone builders, exercise, folk dancing, meditation, are offered throughout the week on Zoom or in person for a small fee. Exercise bicycles are available for those who want to keep in shape. Games such as bingo, horse racing, corn hole, Mahjong, card games, cribbage, and movie Wednesday are also popular. Informative programs are offered throughout the month.

Wendy Dugas, who won a corn hole tournament, shows off her prize at The Albert Harris Center in Pepperell.

Many services are also available to the public by appointment such as hearing testing and hearing-aid cleaning, Reiki, and blood pressure checks. For those who look for emotional support, there are bereavement, caregiver, and Alzheimer’s support groups,

The AARP tax aides will be at the center on Wednesday mornings in February, by appointment only, to help low to moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. When you sign up, please pick up the paperwork you will need to fill out before your appointment and a form with a list of information you will need for your appointment. The center will be using the COVID models that were used last year. Please call the center for a tax appointment at 978-433-0326.

Do you have extra time on your hands? The center offers opportunities for those who would like to volunteer. Remember the center is open to all, not just those over 60. Residents from other towns are always welcomed.

Come check out the activities. Newsletters are available at the Al Harris Center and several businesses around town or find at

Check one out and see the fun you can have at the center.

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