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December 28, 2012

Health Beat: Hearing seminar set

Are you constantly asking people to repeat themselves? Do you wish people would stop mumbling? Do you really have a hearing problem? How can you find out in a safe environment?

Digital Hearing Healthcare is holding an educational hearing seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 155 Haverhill St., Lawrence. The session will address questions and topics such as how the ear works, protecting your hearing ability, understanding common hearing issues, enhancing communication and listening skills, common psychological effects of sound voids, hearing technology costs and advancements in that technology.

To reserve a seat, call 978-620-3540. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Bereavement Group meets in Amesbury

The Amesbury Council on Aging and Beacon Hospice are jointly hosting a bereavement group on Thursday evenings at 5:30 at the Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm St.

Healing from Loss is for individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one. It is through the process of sharing in a confidential environment that healing is fostered.

Registration is required. Call Lu Bonanno, Beacon Hospice, at 978-837-3333 for additional information and to register. The group is free.

OA meets in Port, Amesbury

Overeaters Anonymous meets weekly at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport. The meetings run from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at 166 High St., Newburyport.

Overeaters Anonymous also holds weekly sessions in Amesbury. On Tuesdays, from 3:45 to 4:50 p.m., meetings are held in the Carriage Room of the Amesbury Health Center on Highland Street. It is the first door on left after entering.

A 12-step program of recovery, OA is meant to assist people with food disorders and food addictions. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. To learn more about OA, visit www.oaambi.org.

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If you have an item for Health Beat, contact Katie Lovett at 978-462-6666 or klovett@newburyportnews.com.

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