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FRANKLIN — In recognition of May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Franklin VNA & Hospice reminds area residents that, in addition to appearance and weight loss, physical fitness has many more benefits. Being fit boosts brain power and focus, decreases stress, depression and…

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PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the availability of grants for organizations with activities and initiatives that address a community health need. Applications are available at https://spearehospital.com/grants/ and are due by June 15, 2018

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TUFTONBORO CORNER — On Saturday, June 9, two groups of talented musicians, Cedar Mountain Bluegrass and the New England Country Boys, will perform at the historic Tuftonboro Corner United Methodist Church for the seventh annual Chamberlin’s VNA Jamboree to benefit Central New Hampshire Visit…

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MANCHESTER — The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer. Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donation…

  • By ADAM DRAPCHO, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
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PLYMOUTH — Robin Agricola lives in Massachusetts but spends nearly every weekend scaling the craggy cliffs found in central New Hampshire. Her life today is a far cry from what it was five years ago, when heroin addiction was ruling over her.

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LACONIA — Taylor Community is now offering an early morning exercise class. This 30-minute outdoor class is designed to help you feel good, meet your health and fitness goals and get it all done before your work or other daily activities. Participants will increase their strength, balance an…

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TILTON — Every year, Dr. J.P. Rabbath DMD, MAGD from Tilton offers a free care day for the patients in the community of Tilton-Northfield-Franklin area and its suburbs. “We used to dedicate this special day every year in February but due to unpredictable weather in the winter, we are now doi…

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LACONIA — Laconia Rehabilitation Center in conjunction with ServiceLink of Belknap County, Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, and Merrill Lynch is offering an information session on long-term care planning Tuesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Laconia Rehabilitation Center, Genesis Healthca…

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FRANKLIN — April 24 marked the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Franklin VNA & Hospice. Staff members from home health aides to physical therapists and nurses met with the board of directors and their Executive Director Barbara Normandin to review the accomplishments and challenges of 2017 and…

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MEREDITH — On Saturday, May 12, Lakes Region VNA, along with Meredith and Moultonborough Parks & Recreation Departments, will host a women’s day of wellness, Wise & Wonderful Women, at the Meredith Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Their vision is to provide the women in their c…

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ALTON — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will host a workshop entitled "Understanding Your Medicare Benefits" today, May 16, at the Alton Senior Center, 7 Pearson Road. The presentation will last approximately one hour, from 10–11 a.m., with time for questions and answers.

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FRANKLIN — When former First Lady Barbara Bush chose to seek comfort care measures rather than further hospitalizations and curative measures, conversations and questions about what Comfort Care entails arose. What exactly is comfort care? How is it different from palliative care or hospice …

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