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November 15, 2013

Health Beat: 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.

Whether low vision is a result of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma or another condition, group members will learn about the tools available and have the opportunity to share their experiences with others facing similar challenges.

Guest speakers have come from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Simply Foot Care. The group also takes biannual outings.

To sign up, call 978-388-8138.

Yoga studio to hold open house

The People’s Yoga Co-op in Amesbury will hold an open house tomorrow to celebrate its new location.

Visitors are welcome to drop in to the second floor of 36 Main St. from 1 to 4 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be served, and special rates for classes are available.

‘Meet the Trainers’ in Salisbury

All Natural Training in Salisbury is hosting a “Meet the Trainers” open house on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The public is invited to tour the fitness studio and meet the personal trainers. The facility is located in the Crossroads Plaza at 6 Merrill St.

Author, healer to speak at YWCA

Local throat cancer survivor Denise DeSimone will give a free talk on Monday at the YWCA Children’s Center in Newburyport.

Told seven years ago that she had only three months to live, DeSimone used holistic and spiritual healing practices to beat the odds.

She believes that by applying the scientific principles of energy to the way we conduct our lives, we are capable of miraculous recovery.

The author of “From Stage IV to Center Stage,” DeSimone is an ordained minister with a background in sound healing, reiki, polarity therapy, reflexology, Shamanism and process therapy.

The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. at 131/2 Pond St. To reserve a seat, call 978-465-9922, ext. 27, or email cgrasso@ywcanewburyport.org.

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