, Derry, New Hampshire


May 2, 2012

Health Happenings


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 A men's focus group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 257 Main St. in Nashua.

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.

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