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Mobile clinic

TOWNSEND — The Veterans Homestead Mobile Medical Clinic will be at the Townsend VFW Post 6538, 491 Main Street, on Thursday, July 13, from 1-3 p.m. and is scheduled to return on the second Thursday of each month.

The purpose of the mobile medical clinic’s visit to Townsend is to provide medical services for all veterans in or near to their own community.

All eligible Townsend and area veterans are invited and encourage to utilize the services provided by the mobile medical clinic. A nurse will be present for health screenings including cholesterol, glucose and hypertension and to discuss health-related matters. A representative from the US Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to assist with enrollments and to answer questions about veterans benefits.

Veterans are reminded to bring a copy of their DD form 214 or their discharge with them to show they are eligible for veteran’s health services, if they are not currently receiving medical benefits from the VA. Due to recent VA policy changes, only veterans with service-connected disabilities are eligible to enroll in the VA Health Care System at this time. This does not affect those who are already enrolled.

All veterans with an honorable or general discharge who meet requirements for length of active duty service are eligible for comprehensive health care including prescription drug service at little or no expense.

Any veteran with questions about the services provided in the mobile medical clinic should call Townsend’s veterans agent, Norman Richard, at (978) 597-1700, ext. 1729, during his Friday morning office hours at the Town Hall, at (978) 597-5644 during the day, or at (978) 597-6495 in the early evening.

Blood drive

TOWNSEND — Area residents are urged to donate blood during the Friday, July 7, blood drive to be held at the Townsend VFW function hall, 491 Main Street, from noon to 6 p.m. The Red Cross blood drive is being co-sponsored by the Townsend VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary.

Blood donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 100 pounds, be in good health, and not have given blood within the previous 56 days.

Blood is currently in short supply, so it is hoped that area residents who are physically able to give blood will do so. Blood donors are welcome to arrive at their convenience, but anyone wishing to schedule a specific appointment or seeking additional information should call the Red Cross at (800) 448-3543.

Cancer dancers

CONCORD — Rediscover inner strength by using dance as part of cancer recovery.

Increase your energy and empower yourself through Emerson Hospital’s dance workshop, instructed by Susan Osofsky Ross, a cancer survivor and dance teacher. This Saturday morning workshop uses movement, laughter and exercise to restore health and enjoyment.

The class is held on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Donaldson conference room. Dance experience is not required. There is a small fee for the dance class. Call Lori Noonan at (978) 287-3237 to register.

Littleton blood drive

LITTLETON — A Littleton Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 13.

All presenting donors will receive a coupon for Six Flags “buy one/get one” admission, courtesy of Six Flags, New England. This coupon is good for up to four people and is exclusively offered through the American Red Cross.

The drive will be held at Saint Ann’s Church, 75 King Street (Route 2A), Littleton, from 1:30-7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Anyone that is 17 or older, who is in good health, who weighs 110 pounds, or more, and who has not given blood in the last 56 days may donate.

The American Red Cross requires positive ID before donating.

For more information or to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive, call (800) GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543). Appointments are preferred, to ensure the quickest possible process. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

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