The Siroun dancers will be dressed in traditional Armenian costumes and hail from central Massachusetts, performing various folk tunes. The menu will include shish, losh and chicken kebab dinners, rice pilaf, salad, vegetarian entrees and Armenian pastries. There will be games and activities for the entire family. The picnic will also present an opportunity to introduce the church’s new pastor, the Rev. Fr. Stephan Baljian, who recently transferred here from Illinois.
Geriatric psychiatry conference planned: Geriatric Neuropsychiatry 2013, Merrimack Valley Hospital’s third annual geriatric psychiatry conference, will be Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.
Speakers and topics are as follows: Shabbir Abbasi, MD- Parkinson’s Disease: Etiology, Pathology, Clinical Features and Neuropsychiatric Treatment. Nicole Absar, MD – The Syndrome of the 3 Ms associated with Frontal Subcortical Cognitive Impairment; Nicole Fagone, MSW, LCSW, program director for New England Geriatrics – Personality Disorders and the older adult; Tracey D’Amico, OTR/L and Margaret Pfeiffer, MSN, RN, CS from St. Anne’s Hospital – Approach, Environment and Alternative Treatment Modalities: Keys to Successful Management of Behaviors in the older adult; Buck Woo, PhD – Neuropsychology and Retraining of Memory and Functional Cognition.
Cost of $25 includes breakfast coffee, beverages, a full lunch and five continuing education credits for nurses, social workers and physicians. This conference is open to the public. Deadline for registration is Aug. 30.
Checks must be made payable to Merrimack Valley Hospital and mailed to Jean MacDougall-Tattan, Marketing Department, C/O Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. For more information or to register call 978-420-1168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalist to speak: Tom Vartabedian, award-winning writer and photographer, will kick off the fall season at ALMA with a talk about his 50-year career with The Haverhill Gazette on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown.