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083013 Free Seminar on VA Pension Aid and Attendance Benefit at Golden View (198)

MEREDITH — The Golden View Community invites the public to attend a  free seminar on VA pensions on Friday, September 13 at 1 p.m.

A representative from The Office of Veteran Services will be on-site to talk about the Veterans Pension Benefits. The Office of Veteran Services works with veterans and their families to assist in obtaining those benefits to which they are entitled. Benefits are paid to eligible veteran households in addition to their monthly pension to cover the cost of home care, assisted living or nursing home care. The income is paid in addition to all other household income to reimburse the family for their long term care medical costs.

The presentation will also focus on:
• The requirements to obtain Aid and Attendance benefit (pension program)
• An overview of the process and documents needed
• Death pension benefits for surviving spouse
• VA burial benefits
• How and where to apply.

The Office of Veteran Services will also be available to answer specific questions following the presentation. This presentation is open to the public free of charge through Golden View's Community Benefit Program. RSVP for the presentation at 279-8111.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:18

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083013 Live Free Home Health Care Makes $1,000 Fitness Trail Donation (198 w/3 col New Hampton Fitness)

NEW HAMPTON — Live Free Home Health Care, of New Hampton, has made a major donation of $1,000 toward the completion of a 20-station Nature Fitness Trail that will run in a wooded area behind the new Public Safety Building near the Pemigewasset River.
"It will not only be a fitness trail, but one where someone can jog, walk a bit, then sit and rest or read, enjoying the sights and sounds of the river and the natural world around them." said Pat Schlesinger of the Citizens Committee.
"We are pleased to be able to donate to a project which so closely relates to what we do at Live Free Home Health Care." said Jason Harvey, CFOO and co-owner of LFHHC. "We strive to keep people safe and comfortable in their own homes and one of the key ways we do that is by stressing keeping as physically fit as possible."
Harvey said that he and his wife, Jennifer, co-owner, are pleased to support a project in the community where they resides and where their agency is located.

Jennifer Harvey and Jason Harvey of Live Free Home Health Care and Valarie Frazier, New Hampton Selectwoman.  (Courtesy Photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:16

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082713 Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship Courses Offered (316)

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship Classes starting on Monday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 11.

The classes will meet on two nights per week from 6-9 p.m. for a total of six classroom hours of instruction per week, explained Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director. All classes are held at Laconia High School. This is a four year program and years I - IV are offered in the Electrical and Plumbing trades.

The Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship classes are the pre-requisites required for anyone desiring to become a licensed electrician or plumber in the state of New Hampshire. In order to become eligible to take the Journeymen's Exam, an apprentice must have completed 8,000 hours of "on-the-job" training and 600 hours of related classroom instruction over a four year period in a state approved program. There is a charge for these classes of $975 per year and the books are included in this fee.

The Electrician's "on-the-job" training involves planning layouts, installing and repairing wiring and electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment. The apprentice measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit using tools, splicing wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads, soldering wires, connecting power cables to equipment, testing continuity of circuit to ensure electrical capability and safety, and learning the electrical codes.

The Plumber's "on-the-job" training covers but is not limited to assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes. Learning how to read blueprints and plans to determine work required and sequence of installations. Pipe bending and fittings, valve installations, working with glass, plastic, steel, brass and welding, in addition to installing and repairing plumbing fixtures, replacing washers in leaky faucets, fixing burst pipes and opening clogged drains..

For more information call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 or stop by the Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:12

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082113SartoriTeaGardenOpening (94)

MEREDITH — The Satori tea garden surrounding the lakes gallery at chi-lin is open for its 12th season. The tea garden is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

The Satori tea garden is located in the lakeside village of Meredith, where visitors and locals will find a quiet little spot tucked in a Japanese garden to sample fine teas. The location provides a shady, tranquil space where individuals can enjoy the chance to take in the peace and quiet or catch up with friends, read the paper or connect with the world online.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:08

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