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June 30, 2012

Health Happenings

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St. Joseph Hospital Lifeline, provides personal response services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to seniors in Greater Nashua. The service provides quick assistance whenever personal support is needed, especially in a medical emergency. By pushing a lightweight, waterproof button that can be worn around either the neck or the wrist, a subscriber is immediately connected to a trained monitor who has instant access to the caller's complete health history and will quickly link each subscriber to the care they need. Call St. Joseph Hospital Lifeline at 866-674-9900, ext. 4333.

Brown Bag Lunch Thursdays, are weekly meetings that welcome new and seasoned participants. Bring a lunch on Thursdays, from noon to 1 p.m., and chat in Women Supporting Women Center style. "New and Good" will be discussed followed by a go-around regarding a particular topic. Topics can be seasonal, current-events oriented or totally original. Held at Women Supporting Women Center, 111 Water St., Exeter. To register, call 772-0799 or visit wswcenter.com.

The Loaner Closet, is in need of rolling walkers with seats, transfer benches, bath chairs and other items. To donate items or if you are in need of equipment, call Caregivers at 432-0877.

St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, hosts healthy senior clinics every other Tuesday of each month, held at the Roger Dionne Center. Assessments include checking blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, pulse rate, ear wax removal, medication review and other health education. Call 595-3722 for an appointment. Clinic is free.

Are you a single parent? Parents Without Partners, a nonprofit and social group run by volunteers, invites all to monthly social events to meet others in the same situation to discuss single parenthood. Call 669-4275.

Volunteers are needed to drive patients, to and from cancer treatments. To volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program, call 1-800-ACS-2345.

Al-Anon has been helping men and women, for more than 50 years. Call 877-825-2666 or visit nhal-anon.org. A men's focus group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 257 Main St. in Nashua.

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