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August 16, 2013

Health Beat: Encore Program offers after-breast-cancer help

Applications are being accepted for Session 10 of the YWCA’s free Encore Program.

Designed for those who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their lives, the session will meet on Wednesdays from Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.

Participants will do land exercises at 5:15 p.m., followed by warm-water pool exercises at 5:50 p.m. The program also includes peer group support and guest speakers.

To apply, visit the YWCA membership desk at 13 Market St., Newburyport, or download an application online at www.ywcanewburyport.com.

For more information, call 978-465-9922, ext. 27.

Blood drive today in Amesbury

The Amesbury Senior Center is sponsoring a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. today in The Provident Bank Room, 68 Elm St.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

In August, all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free 24-pack of spring water and a coupon for up to 20 percent off from participating Walgreens.

Donors will also have the chance to win two Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

For more information, call 800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Healing center marks 20 years

The Way to Balance Center for Advanced Healing and Training in Amesbury is celebrating its 20th anniversary with three community events.

A Neck & Back Pain Relief Clinic will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can register for a private 20-minute session with a practitioner offering holistic treatments including acupressure and hands-on healing techniques.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, a Headache & Migraine Pain Relief Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private 20-minute sessions will teach people how to prevent headaches and methods for relieving them naturally.

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