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January 17, 2013

Haverhill in a Minute: Seminar on Nutrition and Health Feb. 5

Nutrition and Health, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Health Care physician William Ingram, MD, will be Feb. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

Attendees will review the importance of nutrition in health, identify misconceptions in nutrition and health, and learn what is myth and truth about herbal medicine. This event is free, but registration is required. One contact hour is awarded for nursing.

Merrimack Valley Hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. For more information or to register, call 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

NECC offers Direct Care Worker training

A free, 50-hour program to train personal and home care aides will be offered at Northern Essex Community College through its Workforce Development and Community Education program at the Riverwalk in Lawrence.

Funded by a federal grant, classes will be held Monday through Friday, Feb. 25 through March 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students must attend all training days to successfully complete the program. This program is designed to teach students the skills that will support them in their role as a personal care attendant or homemaker.

In Massachusetts, personal care aides earn a set rate of $12.68 per hour while working for an independent consumer employer. On average, home care aides earn $10 to $11 an hour working for a home care agency. Fifteen students can be accommodated in this first session. For more information or to register, contact Dianne Lahaye at 978-659-1222 or dlahaye@necc.mass.edu, or Diane Zold-Gross at 978-659-1221 or dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu.

Library closed Martin Luther King Day

The public library will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. More information is available by calling 978-373-1586. Visit the library online at www.haverhillpl.org.




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