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It can be hard to keep up a workout routine during the summer months. The kids are out of school, it’s too hot after work to think about heading to the gym, the lake is calling, the grill is calling, or any number of reasons. Call a family meeting and create a tailor made, family fitness cha…

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LACONIA – Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice is announcing that they have partnered with Franklin Savings Bank to help bring better health and more health education to residents of the Lakes Region. Thanks to a generous grant from Franklin Savings Bank, Central is able to offer free blood…

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LACONIA — Lakes Region General Hospital is offering a free four-week class to teach ways to better manage and live well with diabetes, beginning on Monday, July 22.

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FRANKLIN — Maybe it started subtly: Dad started getting lost driving to places you thought he knew how to get to. Mom missed a doctor’s appointment and, when the office reached you, they said it’s been happening a lot lately. Perhaps it was when your spouse stopped going to out to play cards…

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Regular eye exams are even more important as people reach senior years. After turning 60, several eye diseases may develop that can permanently affect vision. A comprehensive, dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is necessary to find eye diseases early, when treatment to pre…

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PLYMOUTH — Seniors suffering from osteoporosis often don’t experience symptoms of the disease until they get a fracture. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone density. That means half of a…

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FRANKLIN — One couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day than June 8 to have a garden party. The Tea in the Garden Party and silent auction was a fundraiser for Franklin VNA & Hospice, and it went off without a hitch.

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MEREDITH — Rosemary Simino, administrator of Golden View Health Care Center, was selected to participate in the 15th annual Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America program hosted by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

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CONCORD — Concord Hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive appropriate…

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PLYMOUTH — Everyone can benefit from eating healthy food and maintaining a well-balanced diet. For seniors, this is especially important. According to the AARP, 60% of seniors are more likely to experience depression because of food insecurity.