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January 24, 2014

Health Beat: Free screening of 'Forks Over Knives' in Newburyport

The Yoga Center of Newburyport is hosting a free Documentary Film Night tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

“Forks Over Knives” will be shown. The movie examines the claim that the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

The Yoga Center is located at 12 Maple St. For more information, call 978-225-3700 or visit www.newburyportyoga.com.

Upcoming free films include “Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition” on Feb. 22; “The Business of Being Born” on March 15; and “The Yogis of Tibet” on April 19.

Day program for seniors to start

A new program in Amesbury will offer seniors socialization, recreational activities, and nutrition and support services.

The Council on Aging’s Greenleaf Supportive Day Program is designed to allow participants to continue living independently in their homes for as long as possible. It will also provide caregivers with the respite needed to continue working, care for their families and tend to their own well-being.

Daily activities will include coffee, conversation, gentle exercise, stretching, cooking, baking, singalongs, games, crafts and outings. The program will run Monday through Thursday, and participants may sign up for either full-day or half-day sessions.

The full-day program will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., costs $27, and includes lunch and an afternoon snack. The half-day morning program, from 10 a.m. to noon, is $12 and includes lunch. The half-day afternoon program, from noon to 3 p.m., is $15 and includes a snack.

The program is open to all residents of the northern Merrimack Valley, with free transportation available for Amesbury residents.

To register or for more information, call 978-388-8138.

Yoga classes to benefit animals

Anne Rundle, the owner of Asteya Yoga in Merrimac, is giving back to the community as she teaches.

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