LRGHealthcare announces Evroks Corporation as Gold Sponsor of Red Dress Gala fund raiser

LACONIA —  LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce that the Evroks Corporation has signed-on for a fifth year in a row as a Gold Sponsor of the Red Dress Gala to be held on Friday, February 13 at Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake. Proceeds from the Red Dress Gala support cardiac services and technology at LRGHealthcare.

Evroks joins Presenting Sponsor MB Tractor & Equipment; Candy Bar Sponsor DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc.; Cocktail Reception Sponsor MRS - Medical Reimbursement Specialists; Entertainment Sponsor Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary; Gourmet Coffee Bar Sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank; Photo Booth Sponsor Bank of New Hampshire; Silver Sponsor Decorative Interiors; Valet Sponsor Atlantic Parking Services, LLC (APS); Bronze Sponsors AutoServ Dealerships, Binnie Media, DAK Financial Group LLC, Denise Tucker Group, Dr. Paul F. Racicot, FairPoint Communications, Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford Well Company, Lakes Cosmetic Institute, LRGHealthcare Senior Team, Rae Mello-Andrews & Friends, The Brilliant Gems!, and The Lake Dockers. Corporate Sponsors include BlueSpire Marketing, Cross Insurance, Health Plans, Inc., Landmark Benefits, Inc., and Stewart's Ambulance Service.

The theme of this year's event is Dinner at Tiffany's. This elegant evening will feature a delicious meal created by The Common Man culinary team, live & silent auctions, and dancing to local favorite Paul Warnick and Phil 'n the Blanks. Major event supporters are Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake, Comcast Spotlight, Crown Design, Divine Inspirations, 5 Star Entertainment, Lakes Region Floral Studio, MW Animation & Video, Paul Warnick and Phil 'n the Blanks, The Common Man, Tylergraphics, Inc., and Warren Bailey.

The gala is sold-out but if interested in attending please call the LRGHealthcare Office of Philanthropy to be added to the wait list: 527-7063 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Laconia Academy offering pre-nursing classes

LACONIA — Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will be offering high school level chemistry with a lab, Algebra I, and human biology with a lab courses beginning the week of Jan. 12-15. These courses are required pre-requisites for those desiring to enter a nursing program.

In the Lakes Region area the interest and need is very high for people wanting to enter the nursing/health care profession, explained Peggy Selig, program director.

It is also recommended that future nurses who have been out of high school for six years or more, take a refresher course in these subjects. These required courses are also necessary for anyone wanting to become a radiology technician or dental hygienist.

Laconia Academy will be offering these classes over a 15-week period. Algebra I, and Human Biology & Lab will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. The Chemistry with a Lab class will meet two nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Each class is worth one high school credit.

Chemistry will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 15. Algebra I will be held starting on Thursday, Jan. 15. Human Biology & Lab on starting on Tuesday evening, Jan. 13.

Pre-registration is required in all four classes. Anyone interested in enrolling or obtaining more information is urged to contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Open House Jan. 15 at Golden View’s new assisted living facilities

MEREDITH — Golden View Health Care Center invites the public to join them in celebrating the opening of their two new assisted living options, The Terrace and The Cottage on January 15 from 4-7 pm.

The open house and grand opening celebration, which is supported by the Greater Meredith and Plymouth Area Chambers of Commerce, will feature hors d'oeuvres, tours of The Terrace and The Cottage, as well as networking opportunities.

In 2000, in response to the needs of the surrounding community, Golden View opened The Inn, which has provided seniors with quality assisted living services since opening its doors. With the opening of their newest assisted living options, Golden View now offers the community three distinct levels of assisted living, allowing seniors access to the care options of their choice in a comfortable and intimate community setting.

The Terrace and The Cottage boast many new and enhanced amenities including private suites with private baths and showers, comfortable living areas for visiting with family and friends, dining options featuring fresh, seasonal dishes and signature items, exercise programs, outdoor living space, and wireless internet access. Plus there's always something to do. Residents can choose from theatre excursions, guest speakers, musical concerts, scenic sightseeing tours, and frequent on-site activities.

The open house and grand opening celebration is free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP their intentions by calling 279-8111 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Golden View Health Care Center is a community based non-profit offering post-hospital rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, long-term care, assisted living, and specialized memory-support programming, that has proudly served seniors of the Lakes Region and beyond since 1974. Golden View is located at 19 NH Route 104 in Meredith. More information can be found at

Committee on Aging to meet on Friday morning

GILFORD — A representative from a local funeral home will discuss end of life matters at an open meeting of the Belknap County Committee on Aging on Friday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room.

The representative from Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services will talk about the benefits to pre-planning, the choice between traditional burial or cremation, as well as the issues of costs, funeral, memorial, and columbarium.

The committee's gatherings are open to the public and free of charge. Those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Stace Hendricks at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to RSVP. A light breakfast is served.

The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Route 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford.