, Derry, New Hampshire


February 8, 2012

Health Happenings


Free Lupus Support Group, 7 p.m. at Parkland Medical Center in Derry on the first Thursday of every month. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack normal tissue resulting in inflammation of various parts of the body. For more information or support, call cochairman Denise Hawkes at 529-4454 or Linda Zarrella at 880-1367. Light refreshments are provided.

Domestic Violence Support and Education Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays at the Marion Gerrish Center in Derry. Visit

Approved Veterans Services, available at SarahCare's compassionate, professional, comprehensive day care for the elderly includes Veterans Administration approved services for eligible veterans. Third Thursday of each month SarahCare sponsors a CareGiver Support Group from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The public is welcome. Experts offer advice and answer questions on how to provide the most cost effective and stress-free care for loved ones. Email, call 329-4401, or visit

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings, Tuesdays at First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road, 7 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway in Derry; Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway in Derry.

Families on the Go, a weekly support and information program for parents with children from birth through age 6, at The Upper Room in Derry. The program meets Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free child care and light refreshments are provided. Call Sue at 437-8477, ext. 22.

The Alexander Eastman Foundation, Partners In Health program, serves children with chronic illnesses from birth through 21 in the towns of Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown and Windham. Visit, and

Swiesz Family Chiropractic LLC, 320 Sandown Road, Unit 3 in East Hampstead, sponsors a free massage program for local companies. Dr. Swiesz is offering local employers an opportunity to offer 10-minute chair massages for their employees on the job site. Call Cheryl, program coordinator, at 475-5673.

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