, Newburyport, MA


March 22, 2013

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YWCA Encore is designed specifically for those who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their lives. This free program incorporates gentle land/warm water exercises and relaxation techniques that target areas that have been affected by breast cancer surgery and treatment.

Participants can also attend a support group, which provides an opportunity to share experiences and information in a safe and supportive environment.

The session will meet on Wednesdays from April 24 to July 10 at 5:15 p.m. for land exercises followed by warm water pool exercises at 5:50 p.m. Support group sessions are held once a month.

Registration is required. Applications are available at or at the YWCA Membership Desk, 13 Market St., Newburyport. For more information, contact Connie at 978-465-9922, ext. 27. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per session.

PVD lecture at Anna Jaques

A free community lecture on peripheral vascular disease (PVD) will be held on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.

PVD is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels — the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Symptoms of PVD include leg numbness or weakness, and coldness in the lower leg or foot. Vascular Lab Derek Butler, RN, will discuss the risks, effects and treatments of PVD.

For more information on the lecture, call the Anna Jaques vascular lab at 978-463-1372.

Free health lecture and cooking demonstration

Anna Jaques Hospital and Commonwealth Newburyport Cancer Center will host a health lecture and cooking demonstration on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.

The free seminar and demonstration will be led by local holistic health counselor Tanya Tzitzon. She will give a brief overview of basic foods, such as fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits, whole grains, healthy good quality fats, legumes, quality proteins and herbs and spices that should be incorporated into a diet.

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