The American Red Cross is holding three local blood drives this month.
A drive will be held in Newburyport today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 60 Pleasant St.
On Monday, Feb. 27, a blood drive is scheduled at the Old Library, The Governor's Academy, 1 Elm St., Byfield. The drive will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Also that day, a blood drive will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 67 Friend St., Amesbury, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Blood donors are needed everyday to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. All donors this month will receive a coupon for a free tax preparation at participating Liberty Tax Service offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, redeemable between March 1 and March 31.
To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.
ADHD discussion at Dr. Dan's
Dr. Dan Eyink will give a talk on "ADD/ADHD Rebalancing the Brain" on Monday, Feb. 27.
The discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eyink will discuss his treatment for ADD/ADHD, which includes nutrition therapy.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain-based condition, characterized by poor attention, distractibility and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.
To register for the talk, call 978-462-0023 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Dr. Dan's Natural Healing Center is located at 171 High St., Newburyport. The talk if free.
Training session for hospice volunteers
Learn how to make a profound difference in someone's life in just two hours a week.
Merrimack Valley Hospice House is offering an eight-week training program for new volunteers. Trainees will learn how to provide practical help and emotional support to individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, through lectures and small group exercises.
The next training class will begin on Monday, March 5, and run through April 30 at Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 North Ave, Haverhill. Classes are held on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Volunteers must be 18 years old. This class is offered free of charge. Registration is required. Call Sheryl Meehan at 978-552-4522 or email her at email@example.com.
Workshop will offer tips for managing chronic diseases
Elder Services and The YWCA of Greater Newburyport will co-host a "My Life, My Health" chronic disease self-management workshop for the public this spring.
The six-week free seminar will run on Wednesdays from April 25 to May 30, but registration is now under way. The program will be held at the YWCA, 13 Market St., Newburyport, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The workshop is geared toward individuals living with or caring for someone with an ongoing medical condition such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, COPD or diabetes. Participants will learn tips and advice on how to eat well, control pain, exercise, handle stress, relax and increase energy.
For more information or to register, call Connie Grasso at 978-465-9922, ext. 44.
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