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Presentation on Foster Grandparent Program on Tuesday

LACONIA — On November 12, Dr. Laura Robertson of Audiology Specialists in Laconia will provide an educational presentation at the monthly meeting for members of the Foster Grandparent Program.

The program brings together children and retired adults in schools, non-profit childcare centers and other youth service organizations. Income-eligible volunteers are trained by teachers and developmental experts to help children in the age-group they choose, from infants to age 19, by providing nurturing, mentoring, encouragement, tutoring, staying on task, or homework assistance.

"What a wonderful way for seniors to continue to be a valuable part of the community", states Robertson.

This federal program pays mileage reimbursement as well as a tax-free stipend which does not affect Social Security, housing assistance and other benefits.

The value of this unique program is two-fold. While children benefit from the added attention and interaction, the volunteers enjoy increased physical and mental activity, new caring relationships and a renewed sense of purpose in life.

"Being active and socially engaged has a significant positive impact on the overall mental and physical health of these older adults", states Robertson. "Studies have shown that seniors who withdraw socially have an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease".

"We want our patients to continue to enjoy activities like this, and good hearing is an important part of being able to do so."

The Friends Foster Grandparent Program operates in central and southern New Hampshire and currently has volunteers in more than 80 schools and other sites in the state. For more information on this program, call (603) 536-1193 or visit them online at http://friendsprogram.org/programs/foster-grandparent. Dr. Robertson's office is located at 211 South Main Street and may be reached at (603) 528-7700, or visit her site at her site at http://audiologyspecialists.com/.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:14

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Veteran's Day Special Radio Show on WEZS

LACONIA — On Monday, Nov 11, the live, radio show, Bird Calls, will be airing a special program dedicated to Veteran's Day.

Steve White, owner, Wild Bird Depot will be reading a recently discovered diary from his father, Irvin White. After Mr. White's passing a few years ago, Steve White's family discovered an unknown diary that Irvin White had written in, at age 17, as a teenager entering WWII. This diary, written in a letter format, vividly describes one boy's thoughts and actions taken, regarding enlisting and being shipped overseas to the European conflict during the years 1940-1942. Small excerpts have been read before, but this will be the first time the entire 30+ pages will be read on air.
This special program will begin on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m.  on 1350AM WEZS, during Lakes Region Newsday's regular morning program. No calls will be taken so that the entire program can be dedicated to Veterans.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:07

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VNA & Hospice to offer Grief During the Holidays information & support meeting

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering a 90 minute information and support meeting regarding grief during the holidays at the following locations and times.

November 19 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and December 5 from 10- 11:30 a.m. in the Library Room at All Saints Episcopal Church, 258 South Main Street in Wolfeboro.
November 14 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and December 12 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street in Laconia.

The purpose of the meeting is to help individuals who have lost a loved one find ways to cope with their grief during the holidays.

There is no cost to attend and no pre-registration is required. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact James Miller, Bereavement Coordinator: 603-569-2729 or 603-524-8444 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:02

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Haircuts for Men Sponsoring 4th annual Veterans Day Motorcycle Run

TILTON — Shari Lebreche of Tilton's Haircuts for Men hosting the fourth annual Lt. Virginia B. Hutton (USMC) Veterans Day Motorcycle Run on Monday, November 11, as a show of respect for all those who have sacrificed in all wars and conflicts.
The special tribute ride is a thank you to veterans of every branch of the Armed Services.
Coffee and donuts from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  for the participants at the shop, located at 281 Main St., Tilton.
Kick stands go up at 9:45 a.m. (Police Escort), to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Following the service at NHSVC the procession (Police Escorted) will proceed to the Whitman- Davis American Legion Post #49, 4 Park St., Northfield, where there will be food.
While the purpose of the ride is to honor veterans, participants do not have to be a veteran themselves. The run will be held rain or shine, but not if it snowing.
Labreche gave special thanks to Big Cat Coffee, Ian's Wicked Good Donuts and Uno's of Tilton for helping last year. Uno's of Tilton will be again supporting the event this year.
Any questions or concerns contact 603.286.3595 or 774.274.2083.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 09:59

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