DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 11, 2012

Health Briefs


Family to Family support offered

LONDONDERRY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a support group the first and third Monday of each month for adults who have adult loved ones with mental illness.

Groups are led by a trained facilitator at the Avery Center, 126 Pillsbury Road in Londonderry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call Michelle Brown at 421-2916 or Laura Bobroff at 437-3810.

Senior health fair coming up April 24

DERRY — The Greater Derry community's eighth annual Senior Health Fair will be held at West Running Brook Middle School Tuesday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a free lunch available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The fair is open to anyone 60 years and older. All attendees will receive a signature event thermal cooler. More than 90 vendors will offer a wide range of screenings and demonstrations.

Wheelchairs will be available on site as well as handicap parking and complimentary shuttle van service to and from vehicles in the parking lot of the school located at 1 West Running Brook Lane in Derry.

To arrange transportation or for more information about the fair, call 437-0877 or visit seniorhealthfairnh.com.

Lecture series continues May 15

DERRY — The town of Derry's Parks and Recreation Department and Parkland Medical Center have teamed up to offer a series of educational presentations about various health topics specifically for those aged 55 or better.

The Healthy Aging Lecture Series will be offered each month at the Alexander Carr Lodge, located at 28 Pierce Ave. in Derry.

The lecture series is a complement to both organizations' focus on community education and an opportunity for residents of Derry and its surrounding communities to participate in discussions about health topics of interest to them.

A different lecture will be offered each month, with topics ranging from food and drug interactions to wound care management.

"The town is extremely excited about this collaboration with Parkland Medical Center and the pooling of community resources to provide additional services that will benefit so many of our local senior citizens," said Eric Bodenrader, director of Derry Parks and Recreation Department.

Each lecture will consist of a presentation from a health-care expert as well as a question and answer session immediately following. Attendees may also submit questions in advance. Selected lectures will also be broadcast via Derry Public Television for those who are not able to attend in person.

The next session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. The topic will be wound care presented by Dr. Albert Northcutt of Londonderry Family Practice and the medical director at the Parkland Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine.

As seating is limited, advanced registration is required. To register for any of the lectures, contact the Derry Parks and Recreation Department at 432-6136. For more information and to view the upcoming schedule, visit parklandmedicalcenter.com/calendar or the town's website at derry-nh.org. Light refreshments will be provided.