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January 27, 2014

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Yoga class for female veterans

The Amesbury Council on Aging, along with Dr. Heidi Lilienthal and Whitney Willman, yoga instructor, announce the launch of a yoga class for female veterans. This class is specifically for female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma (MST). This will be a 75-minute mat class and attendants should be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease. Classes will be held over 12 consecutive weeks and will meet on Saturday mornings (time will be determined). This class will build new skills each session and weekly participation is crucial. The first class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Council on Aging in The Provident Room. Those interested in attending should contact Tarynne Crutchfield at the Amesbury COA to be screened. She can be reached at 978 388-8138, ext. 551.This class is open to female veterans from Amesbury and the surrounding communities.

Coffee hours at the senior center

The Amesbury Council on Aging will hold the following coffee hours:

Jan. 29, 9 a.m.: Come and meet Mayor Ken Gray. Enjoy a cup a coffee and some light breakfast items with the mayor. This is an informal session and a great opportunity to introduce yourself to Mayor Gray.

Feb. 3, 9 a.m.: Congressman Tierney will be at the Amesbury Council on Aging. All are welcome to join us as we meet with Congressman Tierney. Enjoy a cup of coffee and light refreshments. This is in an informal session that welcomes all to attend.

Please RSVP to 978-388-8138. For more information, contact Annmary Connor, COA director.

O'Connor Ives office hours

State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives, D-Newburyport, will host office hours in Amesbury on Friday, Feb. 7, between 1 and 2 p.m.

Office hours will be held at the Amesbury Senior Center library. Appointments are not required. Contact her office at 617-722-1604 or by emailing Christopher.Power@masenate.gov. with questions.

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