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October 5, 2012

Health Calendar

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, 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.

Meals for seniors: Hot and cold meals offered through the food and nutrition services of Addison Gilbert and Beverly hospitals may be purchased for $6 or less from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily in the Nelson Dining Room, Addison Gilbert, or the third-floor cafeteria of Beverly Hospital’s Service Building. Both facilities are handicapped-accessible. Free parking available.

Brown Bag food distribution program is usually held on the last Friday of every month, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester.

SERVICES/CLASSES

CARE workshops are provided to active injection drug users at risk for hepatitis, overdose, HIV and other substance related health issues every Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Healy Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St., Gloucester. 978-236-0251.

Free ACL screenings and injury evaluations offered Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at Harmeling Physical Therapy, 8 Blackburn Center, Gloucester. 978-283-0888. www.harmelingpt.com.

Free blood pressure screenings:

Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Health Center, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester. Appointments not necessary. Not held on Monday holidays.

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