Learn for about ACA at library

DERRY — Derry Public Library offers more information sessions on the Affordable Care Act for anyone who may not understand the health-care law and potential tax penalties for not signing up in time.

The sessions are Saturday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m., and Monday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Certified navigator Katie Mae Stewart will lead the information session to help explain and assist anyone with the enrollment process. Late enrollment will be possible during the sessions.

These programs are for people who became aware of the tax penalties when they filled out their 2014 taxes, and have paid the fine for not having coverage. If you take advantage of this extended enrollment period, you will only have to pay the fee for the months you were uninsured.

Registration is required for these sessions. Visit dpl.org or call 432-6140.

Everyone attending should bring Social Security number, pay stubs and/or W2 forms, as well as 2014 1040 tax documents.

NAMI offers family support group

DERRY — A National Alliance on Mental Health support group meets at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

NAMI is a grassroots organization for people and their families of all ages coping with mental illness.

The group offers educational presentations and sharing experiences where people can learn coping skills for themselves and their loved ones.

For information, call 490-0596 or 479-9042.

Seniors, try cardio fitness class

DERRY — Derry Parks and Recreation offers a senior cardio fitness class on Mondays, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Veterans Hall, 31 West Broadway.

The program is done at varying levels of intensity and is free. The class is for adults age 50 and up. Call for information at 432-6136.

Register now for hospice training

MANCHESTER — Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire Inc. will offer a training course for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.

The eight-week training session begins on Tuesday, May 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m, and continues every Tuesday through June 23 at VNA, 1070 Holt Ave, Manchester.

Hospice Vvolunteers play an indispensable role with patients with life-threatening illnesses, providing companionship, support, errands and respite for families. Volunteers become part of a team effort, which includes physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy and other professionals.

The training course is offered at no cost to participants. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited.

Contact Susan Jutras, volunteer coordinator, at 663-4008 or sjutras@elliot-hs.org for an application. 

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