, Derry, New Hampshire


April 18, 2012

Health Happenings

April 24

Ninth Annual Senior Health Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at West Running Brook Middle School, Derry. Includes lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., 80 vendors, health screenings and demonstrations, and entry to win door prizes. Offers handicapped parking, and complimentary shuttle van from parking spot. Free admission. For more information, call 432-0877 or visit

First and third Mondays

NAMI — Family to Family Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avery Center, 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. Connect with others who have adult loved ones with mental illness. Groups are led by either Michelle Brown or Laura Bobroff, trained facilitators. For more information, call Michelle Brown at 421-2916 or Laura Bobroff at 437-3810.

Second and fourth Mondays

F.A.S.T.E.R. (Families Advocating for Substance Treatment Education & Recovery support groups), 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avery Center 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. The free support groups consist of parents and caregivers discussing issues associated with children, teens and young adults affected by alcohol and/or other drugs. Groups are led by trained facilitators who help connect group members with resources. For specific dates and times or to start a FASTER group, email Janis Lilly at Call Sue at 475-1473 for more information.

Third Tuesday of each month

Parent Support Groups, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Avery Center, 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. For parents who have a child/adolescent with serious emotional disorders. With facilitator, Susan Allen-Samuel. For more information, call 225-5359, ext. 28.

Tuesdays through May 8

Free Bereavement Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Lahey Center for Oncology and Hematology at Parkland Medical Center, Overlook Medical Park, 6 Tsienneto Road, Suite 101LL, Derry. For those grieving the loss of a spouse. Focus will be on providing mutual support, learning about the grieving process and ways to cope. Registration required. Call Barbara Umansky, MSW, oncology social worker, at 537-2060 or Jodi Hanley, MSW, Amedysis Hospice bereavement social worker, at 421-0414.

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