, Derry, New Hampshire

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June 30, 2012

Health Happenings


Greater Derry Diabetes Support Group, meets at Parkland Medical Center in Derry on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Call 432-1500, ext. 3229.

Foot Clinics, by Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice are for people older than 60 who can no longer perform their own foot care. Clinics are in Chester, Derry, Londonderry, Windham and Hampstead. Appointments are required. There is a suggested donation of $20 for the first visit and $15 for subsequent visits. Call Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association at 432-7776 or 800-540-2981.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, seeks volunteers for its school-based mentor program. Volunteers meet with a child for 40 minutes, one day a week, on school grounds. Call 434-4414.

Miracle on Wheels, makes electric wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory senior citizens at no out-of-pocket expense if they qualify. No deposit is required. Call 800-749-8778.

Easter Seals, 555 Auburn St. in Manchester, offers a caregiver group for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Respite care is provided at Easter Seals' Alzheimer's Adult Day Program. Call Linda Frost at 621-3565.

High Hopes Foundation, grants wishes to seriously ill New Hampshire residents, ages 3 through 18, including requests for trips to Disney World, computers and wheelchair-accessible vans. Volunteers help to schedule trips, shop for computers and help at fundraisers and in the office. To volunteer, call the Merrimack office at 429-1010.

The Center for Life Management offers a weekly support group, for families coping with a loved one with mental illness. Families Cope is a 12-step self-help and support group for concerned family members and friends of adults who suffer with mental illness or serious brain disorders. Two weekly meetings are Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Kelley Library, 234 Main St. in Salem and Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway in Derry. Call George Fisher at 434-9937 or email

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