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November 19, 2013

Diabetes education open house today

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Merrimack Valley Hospital will hold a diabetes education open house today from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Attendees will get the facts on nutrition, foot care, diabetes education, blood glucose testing and care for non-healing wounds. Diabetes education helps patients learn to manage their disease, which can cause a variety of issues, including heart disease, stroke and circulatory problems, kidney failure, blindness, diabetic nerve pain and wounds that resist healing. For more information or to register, call 978-420-1405.

Support groupfor caregivers

A support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor atrium.

This group is led by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW. Light refreshments will be served. The hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. More information is available from Lavoie at 978-420-1162 or patricia.lavoie@steward.org.

Volunteers to ring bells for Salvation Army

This year’s Salvation Army Bell Ringing for the Haverhill Kiwanis and Pentucket Kiwanis Club’s Saturdays will be Nov. 28 and Dec. 21.

Volunteers will ring from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all three Market Basket locations in Haverhill.

Christmas Concert planned for Dec. 20

The Hyssongs, a family that performs gospel music, will present a night filled with Christmas songs Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 217 Main St.

A collection will be taken to help disadvantaged teenagers in Greater Haverhill.

For more information, call Steve Case at 603-659-2034 or email scase@theasgm.org

NECC students can study in England

Northern Essex Community College and Middlesex Community College have signed an international-education articulation agreement with Bath Spa University (BSU) in Bath, England, that allows students to complete either a semester abroad or an associate’s degree in selected programs at either college and then transfer to BSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.

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