, Newburyport, MA


September 6, 2013

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Help available for abuse victims

If you are an older woman who has experienced abuse from a spouse or partner, Greater Lynn Senior Services will soon be partnering with the Amesbury Senior Center to provide support.

Groups are open to women age 50 and older who have been or are currently involved in abusive relationships, and the weekly educational topics include safety, legal options, financial concerns and self-esteem.

Women who join will find confidential counseling and a chance to talk privately with others who can relate.

Meetings will be held on weekday afternoons. To sign up or for more information, call 781-586-8668 or 978-946-1474.

Gentle yoga to help cancer survivors

Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors will be offered on the second Sunday of every month, starting Sept. 15, 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.

Sessions will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., and the fee is by donation. To set up an interview or for more information, call 978-985-4166 or email

Roots to Wings is located at 1 Lunt St. in Byfield.

Asperger’s support group to meet

The Asperger Syndrome Support Group will meet Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Anna Jaques Hospital.

A general discussion, including recent successes and challenges, is planned. The group addresses the concerns of parents of school-aged children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism or related challenges.

The meeting is free and will take place in the cafeteria, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport.

For more information, email

Healing center offers headache clinic

A Headache & Migraine Pain Relief Clinic will be held tomorrow at The Way to Balance Center for Advanced Healing and Training in Amesbury.

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