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SENIORS

HUNTINGTON COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING/SENIOR CENTER: 354 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; call for hours, 260-359-4410 or 1-800-491-3006; for programs available.

•Tax preparation at Pathfinder Community Connections, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through April 15; free for anyone with household income under $54,000; schedule appointment at 260-355-2510 or email taxprep@pathfinderservices.org.

•March Senior Party, 11:30 a.m. March 14, accepting reservations, 260-359-4410.

LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT: Light breakfast and nature presentation for ages 50 and older, “Fort Wayne History: Chief Richardville” by Todd Pelfrey, director of The History Center, Fort Wayne; 8 to 10 a.m. March 14, Coventry Meadows Senior Community, 7843 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; reservations by March 13; 478-2515.

SALAMONIE SENIOR MONDAY LUNCH: Dan McCain, president of the Carroll County Wabash and Erie Canal Association and chairman of Delphi Historic trails, speaks on the Wabash and Erie Canal; for ages 50 and older; 12:30 p.m. today; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; carry-in meal, bring table service and $1 donation; register at 260-468-2127.

SENIOR CIRCLE: For ages 50 and older at St. Joseph Hospital, Medical Office Building, first floor, 700 Broadway, unless otherwise noted; to register, 425-3087; call for hours and other available programs.

•“Tai Chi”: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11 to April 17, Rehabilitation Hospital, Lutheran Hospital campus (Weight Management Center entrance), 7970 W. Jefferson Blvd., $54 members, $69 non-members; register by Friday.

•“Zumba Gold”: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Steppin’ Up Physical Therapy, 10006 Auburn Park Drive, Fort Wayne; drop-in fee $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers or $4.50 for members and $6.50 for nonmembers with 10-class punch card; 497-7191.

•Tax preparation, Wednesdays through April 10; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; free; call for appointment.

•Medicare Counseling, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, free; call for appointment.

•“Lunch and Learn: Are Your Kidneys Kidding You?” 11:30 a.m. March 13; reservations by Friday; Dupont Hospital Resource Center, 2514 Building, Suite 210, Dupont Hospital campus; includes free lunch.

•“Wacky Wednesdays at the Rave” (Carmike Jefferson Pointe) movie, March 13; reservations by Friday; $4.

•“Craft and Learn: Easter Bunny Basket,” 1 to 3 p.m. March 15; reservations by Friday.

SENIOR VOLUNTEER NOMINATIONS: “Salute to Senior Service,” sponsored by Home Instead Inc., is accepting nominations for outstanding senior volunteers who give at least 15 hours a month of service to their favorite causes. Nominations accepted through March 31. Online voting will be from April 15 to 30. Information, 485-2424.

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