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July 4, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Bodhi Meditation offers free sessions

DERRY — Bodhi Meditation is offering free group practice sessions at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway, July 16 and 20.

Bodhi Meditation offers a unique stress relief system through dynamic meditation, sitting meditation, healing energy and more that stimulates physical renewal and promotes general health. It revitalizes the mind and frees the spirit, which facilitates improvements in both mental clarity and physical well-being.

People are invited to these three-hour sessions, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sharon at 437-5746 or Daphne at bodhi.nh@gmail.com.

Three local blood drives this month

The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives this month. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

The summer months can be a challenging time for blood collections. Donations tend to decline, due to high school and college vacations, summer travel and other planned activities. However, the blood needs of hospital patients do not get a vacation.

In July, all donors will receive a coupon for $2.50 off the purchase of a 48-ounce container of Turkey Hill’s All Natural Ice Cream. Come out to donate blood and you will also have the chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

Head to Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road, July 9 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Donors will be needed July 16 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 18 Folsom Road, Derry.

Londonderry High School at 295 Mammoth Road will host a blood drive July 22 from 2 to 7 p.m.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Water-walking classes start next week

DERRY — Parks and Recreation hosts a water walking program for people ages 50 and over.

The program begins July 9 at Gallien’s Town Beach at Beaver Lake.

Classes are held Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. In case of rain, classes are moved to Veterans Hall for cardio exercise.

Call 432-6136 for information.