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Genesis Behavioral Health Hosts Community Forums Tuesday, Wednesday

LACONIA — Genesis Behavioral Health is hosting two community forums in recognition of May is Mental Health Month. The theme of this year's event is "The Heart and Hope of Mental Illness."

The first forum will be held in Plymouth on Tuesday, May 20 at the Plymouth State Ice Arena Welcome Center. The second forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21 at the Belknap Mill in Laconia. Both events are from 5-7 p.m.

The forums will feature presentations by In Our Own Voice, a NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire) recovery education program. The program is given by trained presenters who themselves have struggled with mental illness and are in recovery.

"Mental health is often in the news, but understanding the impact locally is key," said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, "The forums provide us with an opportunity to translate what you've read in the papers or seen on TV to the everyday lives of people in our communities. In Our Own Voice does just that. Come to the forums and listen, and give us your thoughts on mental health in the Lakes Region."

Light refreshments will be provided and there is no cost to attend. RSVP to Kristen Welch, Director of Development and Communications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-1100 x445 if you wish to attend.


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Financial Planning Workshop at Wesley Woods Tuesday

GILFORD — Wesley Woods welcomes Paul Gatehouse from Independence Financial Advisors, LLC and James Sessler Attorney at Law for a Question and Answer Workshop on Estate and Retirement Planning on Tuesday May 20, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Wesley Woods.

They will answer questions on how to properly plan your estate, properly title, protect and preserve your assets, identify legal documents you shouldn't be without, how to generate income in today's low interest rate environment, how you are affected by recent changes in legislation, and much more.

For more information or to RSVP contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Refreshments will be served. Wesley Woods is located off Rte. 11A, in back of the First United Methodist Church.

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Altrusa Club Hosting Community Dinner Thursday

MEREDITH — The Altrusa Club of Meredith will be hosting another Community Dinner on Thursday, May 22 at the Congregational Church on Highland Street. Dinner is served at 5:30 so attendees may begin arriving at 4:45 p.m.

The menu will be pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, peas, tossed salad, rolls, cupcakes, milk, tea and coffee.
As seating is limited, reservations are required. Call Shirley at 279-8772 to reserve a seat. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is ample parking in the church parking lot and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

This dinner is free of charge, however, donations are gratefully accepted. The evening will provide members of the local community the opportunity to enjoy a good nutritious meal in the company of neighbors.

This venture is partially funded from a grant that the Meredith Altrusa Club was awarded by Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. to improve the economic well-being and quality of life through the foundation's commitment to community service


Betsy Raffaele, Shirley Currier, Barbara Goren, Maureen Siegelman, Lisa Davis and Alison Newton prepared the dinner served by the Altrusa Club of Meredith in April. (Courtesy photo)

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Second Annual 'Timmons Team' 5K Run/Walk for B.U. Alzheimer's Research, May 31


NORTHFIELD — On Saturday, May 31, the 'Timmons Team' 5K run/walk will mark its second year. Initiated by Northfield resident Ginny Timmons when she had her early Alzheimer's diagnosis, the race its first year drew friends, families, devoted runners and walkers, and raised $10,000 for Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease Center under the direction of Dr. Stern.

Surrette Park in Northfield (behind the antique train collection on Park Street) will be the registration site, including a Fun Run for children. The hardy and competitive register there too, as well as walkers. Online look at www.thetimmonsteam.com. Cost is $30 per person or $65 for a family. $5 for T-shirts. Register ahead of time or show up and register. Timmons, aged 71 this year, supports good research efforts for this incurable disease that affects one in six women and one in eleven men.

Businesses or organizations which want to underwrite this effort can contact Ginny Timmons at 603-581-9559. T-shirts for the run/walk include sponsor names printed on the back.

Sponsors thus far include key sponsor Sun Private Equities, and Delta Dental, Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, In Memory of Ben LaPlante, Eurasian Auto, Tilton Medical Association - LLC, Clough Autobody, Alan Soule Jewelry, Thibault-Neun Funeral Home. Golden Crest in Franklin is sending seventeen staff to walk together, which offers a fun prospect for a walk along the lovely Winnipesaukee Trail.

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