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March 10, 2011

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Hospital lunch, speaker series: Peter Frye, rehabilitation specialty director for Amedisys Home Health Care, will talk about preventing falls at a March 1 lunch for local seniors at 1 p.m. in the Merrimack Valley Hospital auditorium. The cost for the meal and program is $5. Menu includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, baby carrots, salad, dinner roll, dessert, tea and coffee. To register, call Kathy at 978-521-8140. Merrimack Valley Hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave.

Scholarship available: Community Action Inc. is offering a $1,000 Goldman Scholarship to an area resident who is enrolled in a full-time college or other post secondary program. College students from Haverhill, Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, Rowley, Newbury, West Newbury and Merrimac are eligible. Applications are available at Community Action's main office, 145 Essex St., Haverhill. Completed applications are due by March 4. Applications are also available online at www.communityactioninc.org. For more information is available from Marge Hooper at 978-373-1971.

Computing skills for the elderly: The Learn About computers Everyday program of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Inc. is offering a variety of computer workshops in March and April at 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Classes are based on the Windows Vista operating system. Classes run from March 8 through April 15. Morning workshops are 9 to 11 a.m. and afternoon workshops are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for a one-day workshop and $30 for a two-day workshop. Advanced registration is required by March 2. For more information call 800-892-0890, ext. 1516 and leave a message or e-mail lace1050@yahoo.com. Visit online at http://elderservices.tripod.com.

Council on Aging

Shoveling Help: Seniors who need assistance with snow shoveling should contact Director Brian Thierrien at the Haverhill Boys and Girls Club, 978-374-6171 after 2:30 for details.

Interactive support group: Rabbi Allan Press will lead an interactive support group "The Challenges and Opportunities of Aging," which will meet at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill, beginning Thursday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m. Topics include illness, loss, loneliness and isolation and discovering new paths to happiness. For information or to register, call 978-374-2390.

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