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April 12, 2013

Health Calendar

LOSS SUPPORT

Bereavement support groups for adults coping with the death of a loved one meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the VNA Care Network, 5 Federal St., Danvers. Call Robert Purdy at 978-777-6100, ext. 1401 or 888-663-3688, ext. 1401.

Infant Loss Support Group, for parents who have lost an infant at any time during pregnancy through early infancy, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Kauders Conference Room, Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly. No fee or registration required. 978-236-1650.

Support group for those with a loss because of death, separation or divorce meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., in the St. Mary of the Annunciation Church rectory, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Nondenominational group offers structured topics, professional speakers and social events. 978-774-1967.

Widowed persons support group meets every other Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m., in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. No meetings during July and August. No fee or registration required. 978-283-7102 or 978-282-1622.

SENIOR SUPPORT/PROGRAMS

Free Keep Well Clinics, open to residents 60 and older. Community health nurses from VNA Care Network conduct blood-pressure screenings and provide education about medications, diet, disease management and other health concerns. Blood sugar, weight-monitoring and other health assessments also available. Visit www.vnacarenetwork.org. Appointments preferred; call 888-663-3688, ext. 5603 or 978-283-2020, ext. 5603. Schedule as follows:

Gloucester: McPherson Park, 31 Prospect St., fourth Thursday of the month, 1 to 3 p.m. Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel Lewis St., first four Wednesdays of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lincoln Park, third Thursday of the month, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 888-663-3688, ext. 5603 or 978-283-2020, ext. 5603.

Manchester: Congregational Chapel on Chapel Lane, first and third Thursdays of the month, 10 a.m. to noon. 888-663-3688, ext. 5603 or 978-283-2020, ext. 5603.

Rockport: Senior Drop-In Center, 4 Broadway, second Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Senior Housing, Millbrook Park, fourth Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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