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April 25, 2014

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On Tuesday, April 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., “Understanding the Roles and Services of the Department of Development Services and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission” will be held in the Triton Regional Middle School library, 112 Elm St.

Speakers Victor Hernandez and Linda Piergeorge will talk about services that adult agencies provide for individuals with disabilities after they leave the public school system.

To attend, RSVP to kerry.mahoney@thearcofghn.org or 978-373-0552, ext. 201. For more information, visit www.thearcofghn.org.

Pay-by-donation yoga in Amesbury

Pause Yoga will offer a Community Karma Yoga Class tonight at its studio on the second floor of 36 Main St., Amesbury.

Samantha Dyer will teach “Happy Hour Yoga” from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Participants of all yoga levels, ages 10 and older, are welcome to drop in and pay by donation.

For more information, call 508-333-4160 or visit www.pauseyogastudio.com.

Peer-led support for mental illness

The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts a Family & Friends Support Group on the first and third Thursday of every month.

The peer-led group is for those who have a loved one dealing with a mental illness and offers understanding, support and resource information.

Sessions are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On the first Thursday of the month, they take place at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 62 Brown St., Haverhill, and on the third Thursday, they are held at Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, 63 State St.

For more information, email bernard.c.gallant@gmail.com or mkoplove@gmail.com.

NAMI Northeast Essex also holds a Connection Peer Support Group, for anyone with a psychiatric diagnosis, at Merrimack Valley Hospital on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. For more information on that group, email elizakwilson@yahoo.com.

Low-vision support offered in Amesbury

A support group for those with recent or ongoing vision loss meets on the first Thursday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Amesbury Senior Center.

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