MEREDITH — Speare Memorial Hospital is hosting its annual spring Community Health and Wellness Fair in Meredith on Saturday, March 22, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Meredith Community Center. The fair is open to the public and will offer free health screenings and information designed to help people take an active role in promoting their ongoing health and wellness.
Screenings and information will be available on a variety of topics, including advance directives, blood pressure screenings, bone density screenings, cardiopulmonary/respiratory therapy/sleep lab, cholesterol and glucose screening (12-hour fasting recommended), Genesis Behavioral Health, dietary and nutrition, home health information, wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
Additionally, patients of Speare Memorial Hospital will have the opportunity to enroll in the new online patient portal. Representatives from our Information Services team will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the enrollment into the mySpeare hospital patient portal. Once enrolled patients can view their online medical record, request select radiology appointments, review their medication list and coming soon: pay their hospital bill online.
An interactive display at the health fair will be featured at the health fair to start the conversation about colon cancer and give people a better understanding about the disease, its prevention and treatment.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:33
GILFORD — Gilford Youth Baseball will hold its Majors and Minors Divisions skills assessments for the 2014 season on Saturday, March 22, at the Gilford Middle School gymnasium.
These assessments are not a tryout, as no players are turned away from regular season play. They are used solely to aid the league in team placement for parity purposes.
Players will be run through stations of throwing and catching, fielding, and hitting. Players will also be able to register in person for all divisions at this time if they have not yet done so. The Majors Division assessment (for 11- and 12-year-olds, plus any 10-year-olds wishing to try out for Majors) will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The Minors Division assessment (for 9- and 10-year-olds, plus any 8-year-olds wishing to try out for Minors) will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The skills assessment is mandatory for all Majors and Minors players. Those who have a time conflict, can contact Gilford Youth Baseball through its website (www.gilfordbaseball.org) or Facebook Page (facebook.com/gilfordbaseball) to make other arrangements.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:28
LACONIA — The fourth annual Music For Life Concert, a collaboration between the New Horizons Bands of the Lakes Region and that of the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, will take place on Saturday, March 22, in the Laconia Middle School Multi-Purpose Room at 6 p.m.
Each band will play selections individually, as well as jointly. Also performing with the same format will be the Brewery Lane Big Band and the LakeTones Jazz Band, featuring trombone soloist, David Bresnahan, during the joint performance. Bresnahan is an award-winning music educator who also plays trombone with the Freese Brothers Orchestra in Concord.
Portsmouth saxophonist, Russ Grazier Jr. will conduct the New Horizons Band of the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, as well as the Brewery Lane Big Band. Music instructor and band founder, Mary Divers, will conduct the New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, and woodwinds specialist Lisa Noordergraaf will lead the LakeTones Jazz Band.
The program will consist of a wide variety of musical genres including The Beatles, various songs taken from Broadway musicals, toe-tapping marches, and classical selections.
Organizers are grateful to Meredith Bank and Trust for its generous donation to help fund the concert. A free-will offering will be taken to also help offset costs. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, with the belief that music is for life, is open to musicians of all levels and those wishing to learn an instrument. Band rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from 1:30-3 p.m. with Jazz Band to follow.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:24
HOLDERNESS — How to avoid being the victim of a scam will be the topic of a program scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holderness Fire Department.
The program will be presented by the police chiefs of Holderness and Ashland. A representative from Meredith Village Savings Bank will also participate to answer questions on ways people can guard against fraud.
Immediately following the program, the Holderness Park and Rec Department will provide popcorn and a movie, which is open to all who would like to attend.
Both police chiefs recently told the newly formed, Concerned Christian Community (CCC), that the area's senior citizens will especially find this program informative and helpful.
The CCC is made up of representatives from several local churches. Members from St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Holderness Community Church, Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland Methodist Church, and St. Agnes Church, are collectively working together to present programs on a variety of topics that will benefit townspeople.
The CCC was started by St Mark's Church earlier this winter. Its mission is to reach out and explore the needs of their communities, and work with other churches to meet those needs. It was determined that the focus should be on senior citizens, young parents, and the already established "Got Lunch" and "Community Pantry" programs.
For the next CCC scheduled meeting, contact Deb Holland at 603-968-2303. All who are interested in making this group a success, are encouraged to bring a bag lunch, and some fresh ideas. Drinks will be provided.
Those who need transportation to the program may call any member of CCC.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:22