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October 10, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Weight loss boot camp starts soon

DERRY — A weight loss boot camp is planned through Derry Medical Center’s Weight Sense Program.

A free orientation night is Oct. 31 at 5:50 p.m. Classes continue over three Thursday nights on Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at 5:30 p.m. Classes are held at Derry Medical Center Wellness Building, 14 Tsienneto Road, Suite 300 in Derry.

The cost is $100 for classes, plus additional weekly meal replacements. Register by Oct. 15 and receive a $50 discount.

Call for information or to register at 537-3033.

Couch to 5K is underway

WINDHAM — The Greater Derry Track Club with Parkland Medical Center offers its Couch to 5K program on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 3.

Participants will learn all about fitness and running to prepare for a 5K race, the annual Turkey Trot, on Thanksgiving Day in Derry.

Visit gdtc.org for information or to register.

Flu clinic set in Londonderry

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Senior Center hosts a flu clinic on Oct. 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Pharmacists from Walgreens will be at the center to give the shots. No appointment is necessary.

Bring Medicare or private insurance card for billing and fill out forms upon arrival. The cost is $31.99 if not billing insurance. Call 432-8554 for information.

Indoor walking program offered

DERRY — Parks and Recreation invites anyone wanting to take a walk to come to Veterans Hall gym for an indoor walking program.

The sessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:15 to 10 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:15 to 9 a.m.; and also Monday through Friday, from noon to 1 p.m.

All adults participants are asked to fill out a waiver on the first day they attend. The program is free of charge. Call Parks and Recreation for information at 432-6136.

Meditation classes offered at library

DERRY — Meditation classes are offered at Derry Public Library on Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The library is located at 64 East Broadway. Call 432-6104 for information.

Get help with Medicare D enrollment

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Senior Center hosts Donna Leitner from Rockingham Service Link on Oct. 28. She will offer information on Medicare Part D enrollment and answer questions.

Appointment times are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. People must sign up for an appointment. Sign up at the senior center before Oct. 17.

Healthy aging lecture series set

DERRY — Derry Parks and Recreation and Parkland Medical Center offer its Healthy Aging Lecture Series on Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at Alexander Carr Lodge, 28 Pierce Ave.

The topic is “Have a Plan: Advance Care Planning and Advanced Directives” with guest speaker Shawn LaFrance, executive director of the Foundation for Healthy Communities, and coordinator of the NH Health Care Decisions Coalition.

The next event is Nov. 20 and features “All Those Holiday Treats” with registered dietician Kristen Flagg.

The Healthy Aging Lecture Series is geared to those age 55 and older, and includes information and presentations from healthcare experts and also include a question and answer session.

Seating is limited; register by calling 432-6136. Visit derry-nh.org or parklandmedicalcenter.com/calendar.

Charitable group raises $77K for kids

MANCHESTER — The planning committee of the Mary and John Elliot Charitable Foundation exceeded their expectations this year raising almost $77,000 for New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children. Event sponsors and 375 attendees enjoyed a silent auction, dinner and dancing to the Mirage Band last month.

Elliot pediatrician, Dr. Holly Neefe, thanked everyone for their support.

“I have been working here at Elliot for over 15 years and never thought I’d see the day when we could say the we are saving the lives of children right here in Manchester,” Neefe said. “Many children cannot make the trip north or south when they are in need of critical care and now, with the support of the community, New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children is treating children and saving the lives of our patients here at home.””