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April 19, 2013

Health Beat: Caregivers luncheon in Amesbury tomorrow

Health Beat
Newburyport Daily News

---- — The Market Street Baptist Church in Amesbury is hosting a caregivers lunch tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 37 Market St.

The luncheon is for those who have been called to care for ailing loved ones to connect with other caregivers and to hear from the experiences of others. Ruth John will share her experiences and wisdom as a caregiver for nearly 20 years.

There is a $5 fee. To register, call the church office at 978-388-0930 or email msbcsec@verizon.net.

Overeaters Anonymous to meet

Beginning this week, Overeaters Anonymous will now meet each Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the library at St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport.

For those individuals who cannot attend this session, OA will also meet on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. in the Carriage Room at the Amesbury Health Center on Highland Avenue in Amesbury, or on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Church library.

A 12-step program of recovery, OA is meant to assist people with food disorders and food addictions. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. To learn more about OA, visit www.oaambi.org.

Pajama yoga for kids

Families can enjoy an evening of Pajama Yoga on Friday, April 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rowley Children’s Center, 383 Main St., Rowley.

Led by Roots to Wings Yoga Studio staff, participants will stretch with yoga poses, play yoga games, read a story and settle in for relaxation. For all ages and caregivers. Cost $15 per family. Kids are urged to wear their pajamas.

Email or call Roots to Wings Yoga to reserve your space, 978-463-9642 or yoga@rootstowings.com.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

The following community karma yoga classes will be offered at The People’s Yoga Co-Op in Amesbury on a pay-by-donation basis. All classes are drop-in.

Tonight: Feel Good Friday Night Flow Yoga, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; April 26: Partner Yoga with Paula Wilson; come with a friend, family member of significant other and enjoy practicing together, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Tour de Cure registration underway

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by participating in the annual Tour de Cure cycling event on May 19 at the Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield.

Cyclists from around the region will gather to participate in one of four routes at the event. Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from the 15-mile family ride to 100-mile Gran Fondo, a century ride.

The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at 617-482-4580 ext. 3487 or visit www.diabetes.org/northshoretour.

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