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Belknap EDC elects new board officers

LACONIA — The Belknap EDC Board of Directors elected officers for the 2015-16 term on April 3. The following Directors will serve as officers in the coming year:

· Chair: Randy Eifert, Cross Insurance, Branch Manager

· Vice Chair: John Giere Esq., Wescott Law, Managing Partner

· Secretary: Bob Sargeant, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Executive Vice President

· Treasurer: Sean Sullivan, Denoncourt, Waldron & Sullivan, PA, Partner

And welcomed new Board of Directors for three-year terms:

· Gail Batstone, Mill Falls at the Lakes, General Manager

· David DeVoy, Belknap County Commissioner

· Gary Groleau, NH Ball Bearings, Corporate Manager of Labor Relations & Organizational Development

· Paul Onthank, LRGHealthcare, Director of Finance

Recently, Belknap EDC has focused resources on workforce development programs, developing strategies to retain and attract young talent to the region, supporting entrepreneurs, and redevelopment opportunities in Belknap County.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 07:14

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Laconia Library to mark national observance with special programs

LACONIA — The Laconia Public Library has scheduled a series of programs in celebration of National Library Week, April 13-18.

For children, there will be a story time at the Goss Reading Room on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., a preschool story time at the Main Library on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and on Thursday at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; and Lego Club on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

For teens, there will be a paper hats craft program on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

For adults, the library will host a program titled "Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote in New England" with Christine Schadler, a wild canid ecologist, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Library at 524-4775.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 07:08

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Bertagna joins Taylor Community staff

LACONIA — Danielle Bertagna has joined the staff of Taylor Community as the Assisted Living Outreach and Admissions Counselor, Taylor CEO Bob Selig has announced.

Bertagna's primary focus will be Assisted Living and Memory Care and in this capacity, she will work with seniors and their families to help find solutions for those who need more support in their day-to-day living.

"Taylor is an exceptional organization and I love that it's a not-for-profit," said Bertagna. "I chose to come here because I believe in what Taylor Community is doing for seniors, and I appreciate the high standard of care this organization provides. The high staff-to-resident ratio, the caregiver training and the compassion and competency provided is all second to none," she said.

"The continuum of care we offer also provides a unique opportunity for seniors to come to our community and get whatever support they need to live a high quality of life – whether they need very basic assistance or a much higher level of care – and progress through different care levels as their needs change," Bertagna added.

Director of Marketing Paul Charlton said, "Not only does Danielle bring 15 years of experience to Taylor, but she has a knack for connecting with and helping people. She's extremely service-oriented, empathetic and proficient in dealing with the community at large."

A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Bertagna previously worked in community relations and admissions at another local assisted living facility, and in marketing at Lakes Region General Hospital.

"Assisted Living at Taylor is different from what I have seen at other facilities," said Bertagna. "Our residents live in private apartments, not rooms, so while the care they need is readily available to them, they don't feel like they're living in a facility. This is truly a home. And because our assisted living rates are lower than most other local facilities, it's great to be able to make this quality of care available to more seniors. This is a very vibrant, engaged and welcoming community. It's important for prospective residents and families to come and see what we're all about."

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 07:06

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Summit offers workshops on emotional freedom techniques

BELMONT — Catherine Turgeon will be offering three presentations and a workshop in April and May at Summit Health, with information about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and what it can do for you.

On Monday April 20, 5:30 p.m. Turgeon will be presenting Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique at Summit Health in Concord. On Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. the same workshop will be offered at the Belmont location. On Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m. Turgeon will offer the presentation What Does 60 Look Like? (How attitudes on aging affect your experience; shift these beliefs to form a more life-affirming, positive outlook). Finally, the first four Wednesdays in May, (May 6, 13, 20 and 27) at 5:30 p.m, Catherine will be offering a Spring Renewal Series.

For more information on any of these events and their cost or to register, visit www.cturgeon.com or contact Catherine Turgeon at Catherine @cturgeon.com.

Summit Health is an organization of highly qualified health and fitness professionals and fully licensed therapists, offering both self-directed individuals and doctor referred patients a wide range of life enriching programs and health enhancing therapies. Their two locations are at 8 Corporate Drive, Belmont and 6 Garvins Falls Road, Concord.

For more information on any of these events and to register, visit www.cturgeon.com or contact Catherine Turgeon at Catherine @cturgeon.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 06:59

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