, Newburyport, MA

November 2, 2012

Health Beat: Amesbury cancer group selling calendars

Health Beat
Newburyport Daily News

---- — The Amesbury non-profit, Tough Warrior Princesses, has created a calendar to help raise funds for their mission — to help local women affected by any type of cancer in both big and small ways.

The group worked with Ron Mushow Photography, and received some help from Amesbury officials, to create the 2013 calendar. Each month, a different type of cancer is profiled and accompanied by a picture of an Amesbury group, such as teachers, veterans or local businesses.

The calendars are $10 and on sale at several locations in Amesbury, including Attentif’ Design, Cherry Bomb, Amesbury Golf and Country Club, Gould Insurance, The Picket, and The Hollow Cafe. They can also be purchased on the Tough Warrior Princesses Web site at

Zen meditation program Mondays

Each Monday evening, instructor Joyce Haydock offers a free Zen meditation instruction session at First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. The practice sessions meet in the Lower Meetinghouse from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. First time participants are urged to attend a 6 p.m. orientation.

Haydock is a Dharma teacher with the Kwan Um School of Zen. For more information, contact her at 978-363-5457.

Samaritan volunteers needed

The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley is seeking volunteers to answer their confidential crisis help lines. Each volunteer is asked to give 5 hours a week.

The next training session will be held on Monday and Wednesday. There will also be a training session on Monday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 14. Each session runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendance is required at both evenings of a session. The training classes meet at Family Service, Inc., 430 North Canal St., Lawrence.

For more information or to register, call Debbie at 978-327-6671 or email

Adaptive Dance program begins

on Nov. 10

Agnes Strecker Dance Studio in Groveland is launching a new Adaptive Dance program this season.

The program is designed to foster a love of dance for children and young adults with special needs. The primary goal of Adaptive Dance classes is for participants to experience the pure joy and happiness of dance and music through creative movement.

Other important benefits include overall fitness, focus, balance, self-confidence, social skills, improved coordination and rhythm. The program is taught by Special Education teacher Mary Angeleri.

It will begin on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the dance studio, 908 Salem St., Groveland. Classes will run from 10 to 11 a.m. each Saturday. It is free of charge and parents are welcome to assist their child. Call the Revere office to register 781-284-9787.

Dr. Dan addresses glycemic control and diabetes

Dr. Dan Eyink will offer a lecture, “Glycemic Control and Diabetes, an Alternative Perspective” on Monday, Nov. 12.

The talk will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dr. Dan’s Natural Healing Center, 171 High St., Newburyport. Dr. Dan will share his perspective that treating diabetes, prevention, and reversing diabetes can be accomplished by changing your diet, providing appropriate nutritional and herbal support, and incorporating lifestyle changes that effectively handle various forms of stress and include physical activity.

To register for the talk, call 978-462-0023 or email It is free to attend.

Blood drive at Hilton Senior Center in Salisbury

A community blood drive will be held at the Hilton Senior Center in Salisbury on Friday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. The senior center is located at 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury.

To make an appointment to donate call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit

Snacks, fruit juices, and bottled water will be provided by the Red Cross. The Lions Club will offer corn chowder courtesy of its members Herman and Regina Fortin owners of Lena’s Seafood Restaurant. Donors will be given a $50 gift card.


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