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July 19, 2013

DiZoglio hosts Methuen, North Andover Senior Centers at State House


PMA indoor yard sale set for Sept. 21

METHUEN — Presentation of Mary Academy is hosting a giant Indoor yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dupre Center, located on the school grounds, 209 Lawrence Street in Methuen. $25 for an 8-foot table. With questions or to reserve a table, email plaliberte@pmamethuen.org.

Driver safety program July 24

ANDOVER — An AARP driver safety program will be held Wednesday July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members payable to AARP. Plus: $5 payable to The Town of Andover. Lunch not included. Workshop explores driving technologies, rules of the road and age-related challenges.

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center receives HHS funding

LAWRENCE — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is a recipient of a $225,000 grant for the agency’s Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center (THC) Graduate Medical Education (GME) Payment Program, it was announced yesterday by Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.

The program assists organizations in increasing the number of primary care residents and dentists trained in community-based ambulatory patient care settings. The current supply of the primary care workforces is insufficient to meet the health needs of the U.S. population, and this program intends to alleviate some of that concern.

“Using federal funds to partner with local communities to create jobs and address public needs puts us on a solid path to help strengthen our economy,” Tsongas said. “The significant return on this investment will have ongoing reverberations – with this money this important community institution will be able to expand their staff and at the same time, they will be aiding the health of our communities. This is a big win for the well-being of residents, as well as for our local economy.”

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