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March 14, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS

Counseling help offered in Derry

DERRY — Greater Derry Community Health Services Inc., CHS, announces a new affiliation with Bedford Counseling Associates aimed at expanding timely access to individualized behavioral health care.

Nonprofit CHS is long known for facilitating services for low income and uninsured people. The collaboration will increase professional capacity and the availability of resources for those who live with less, and will increase opportunities and choices for community members and their referring primary care physicians.

Bedford Counseling Associates is an affiliated group practice of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and is now offering mental health services in Derry to individuals at CHS, 14 Tsienneto Road.

Services include a full range of counseling and medication management services, addressing anxiety, depression, relationships and family issues, stress, child behavioral problems and attention deficit disorder.

Appointments are available now by calling 845-5934. The project is funded in part through the Alexander Eastman Foundation, NH Charitable Foundation and The Derry Medical Center.

Seniors, join an exercise class

DERRY — A senior citizen fitness program is held at the Workout Club in Derry.

It is cosponsored by the Derry Recreation Department. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:40 a.m. for $3 per class.

All instructors are Silver Sneaker certified.

Classes include hand-held weight work, elastic tubing and balance ball exercises. Call 432-6136 for information.

Check out ‘Healthy Aging’ lecture

DERRY — A “Healty Aging Lecture Series” event will be held March 20 at 3:30 p.m. at Alexander Carr Park, 28 Pierce Ave.

The session is geared toward citizens over the age of 50.

The topic is “Infectious Disease” and is offered by Karen Kennetter, director of infection prevention at Parkland Medical Center.

To register, call Derry Parks and Recreation at 432-6136.

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