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Sunday, June 29

Blood drive: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Townsend VFW Post 6538: Co-hosted by the Hyde family, in honor of Emily Hyde being cancer free for five years, and sponsored by VFW Post 6538 and its Ladies Auxiliary. Donors must be 17 or older, in good health, weigh 110 or more and have not given blood in the last 56 days. American Red Cross requires positive ID. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are strongly urged, for quicker service, by calling toll-free (800) GIVE-LIFE.

Tuesday, July 1

Eat for Health: 7-8 p.m., Community Chiropractic, 300 Main St., Groton (behind Worker’s Credit Union); Eric Reardon, new to the Community Chiropractic staff, offers a class in how to eat right for better health. Call (978) 551-1321 to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, July 8

Limb Loss Support: 6 p.m., Clinton Hospital, 210 Highland St., Clinton; Vietnam veteran Karl Chapin will show the bionic i-Limb hand, made by Hanger Inc., in Leominster. Meetings of Central Mass. Limb Loss are free but reservations are requested, due to this exceptional guest speaker, by calling (978) 365-2580. For more information visit


Run-Walk raises $16K

CONCORD — More than 400 runners and walkers participated in Emerson Hospital’s recent 5K Run-Walk for Cancer despite 90-degree temperatures. $16,000 was raised to benefit Emerson’s Bethke Cancer Center.

“The support from the community and the hospital staff was overwhelming,” said Lori Noonan, director of cancer services at Emerson Hospital. “It was an unseasonably warm day, but hundreds of people still came out to walk or run and support our cancer center. We are so appreciative!”

The event was sponsored by the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary. This year, thanks to generous sponsor Margo’s Hair & Body Design, located in Acton, Mass., 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Bethke Cancer Center at Emerson.

Hypnosis class

CONCORD — Hypnosis can be a solid tool to help you quit smoking by taking away the cravings and withdrawals. Combined with your desire to stop, this tool can make all the difference for success.

A three-session course in hypnosis will be presented by Joseph Packard, board-certified from the National Guild of Hynotherapists, on Oct. 9, 16 and 23, 7-9 p.m. in the Lovejoy Conference Room at Emerson Hospital, Concord. Cost for the three sessions is $100. Call Emerson’s Health & Wellness Programs at (978) 287-3777 to register.

Nursing Camp

NASHUA, N.H. — This summer, some young teens in the area will be wearing hospital scrubs and learning how to use stethoscopes at summer camp. They will also become CPR-certified and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a nurse.

It’s all part of the experience at a Nursing Summer Camp to be held at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s West Campus from July 7 to 11. Unique in this area, the camp allows students ages 12 to 14 to explore the nursing profession using a hands-on approach.

For registration and scholarship information, contact Leticia Ortiz at Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education, by e-mailing or calling (603) 895-1514, ext. 4.


The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the local boards of health, announce that Well Adult clinics will be held free of charge for the general public at the following locations. Drop in for blood pressure and pulse screening, medication review and diet teaching at this time. July’s handout is on Stroke. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at (978) 425-6675 or toll free (800) 698-3307 or visit us at

Tuesday, July 1: 11 a.m. to noon, Ashby Free Public Library.

Wednesday, July 2: 11 a.m. to noon, Town Hall, Main Street, Dunstable.

Wednesday, July 2: 1-3 p.m., Senior Center, Main Street, Townsend.

Thursday, July 3: 1-2 p.m., Town Library (meeting room), Keady Way, Shirley.

Tuesday, July 8: 11 a.m. to noon, COA Meal Site, Shattuck Street, Littleton.

Wednesday, July 9: 9-11 a.m., Atwood Acres, Dudley Road, Townsend.