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October 11, 2013

Health Beat: Events shine light on Alzheimer’s, dementia

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Amesbury: Friday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm St.

Newburyport: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1 to 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, 25 Low St.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

In October, donors have the opportunity to win a $200 gift card courtesy of Suburban Propane.

For more information, call 800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Healing arts market this weekend

The monthly Newburyport Healing Arts and Crafts Market will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.

The community is invited to receive intuitive readings and reiki healing and to browse fine crafts, herbal products and crystals for sale.

The church is located at 26 Pleasant St. For more information, visit healingartsmarket.blogspot.com.

Gentle yoga to help cancer survivors

Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors is offered on the second Sunday of every month 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 arleendamon@gmail.com.

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

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