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January 3, 2014

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The lecture is facilitated by Thoughtful Life Studies of Merrimack Valley. For more information, email

The First Religious Society is located at 26 Pleasant St. Wednesday’s lecture will take place in the Parish Hall, and the Saturday lecture will be held in the lower church.

Meetings to aid Alzheimer’s caregivers

A newly formed group for Alzheimer’s caregivers will meet Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at SeaView Retreat in Rowley.

Those caring for a loved one with diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairment diseases are encouraged to attend. Meetings will be held twice a month and will offer a safe place for sharing and educational resources.

SeaView is located at 50 Mansion Drive. For more information, call 978-500-2523 or 781-720-9046.

Flu vaccinations available in Newburyport

Flu shots are offered by appointment every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newburyport Health Department.

The vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. The shots are free to Newburyport residents ages 4 and up, regardless of health insurance status.

To schedule an appointment, call 978-465-4410.

Emotions Anonymous meetings held weekly

Emotions Anonymous holds a free meeting every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport.

The 12-step organization is composed of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, grief, anger and relationship problems.

As an anonymous program, EA respects the confidentiality of its members at all times. For more information, call 978-462-4647 or visit

Gentle yoga to help cancer survivors

Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors is offered on the second Sunday of every month at Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing Center.

The workshops will include gentle, mindful stretching and supported restorative poses and dialogue with other cancer survivors. Each session will be modified to meet the needs of participants, determined in preregistration interviews.

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