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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The Diabetes Support Group at Berkshire Medical Center will feature a discussion on techniques for using bands for exercise at its next meeting in July. The program, which is open to the public, is called Exercising with Bands, and will feature a discussion led by BiJi Vengalil, a Certified Diabetes Educator with the BHS Diabetes Education Program. The program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, call the Diabetes Education Program at 413-395-7942.  

          

 

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LYME DISEASE DISCUSSION
Great Barrington, 5 p.m.
Fairview Hospital will present a free community health program titled "Lyme Disease: A Public Health Concern" at the Mason Public Library Community Room at 231 Main St. Dr. John  Bellizzi, a board-certified in Infectious Diseases physician and a member of the Fairview Hospital Medical Staff, will lead a discussion with primary care physician Dr. Susan Thompson and veterinarian Claire Blanchard as they discuss the best methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  The program is free.  Reservations are not required.  For information, please call Fairview Hospital’s Office of Community Relations at 413-854-9611.



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SNAP ASSISTANCE AT THE NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY
North Adams, 10 a.m. - Noon

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be offering application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St., North Adams, MA, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is open to all individuals. The SNAP program (formerly known as food stamps) can give income-eligible households a boost to their budgets to help purchase nutritious food. www.foodbankwma.org.


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SNAP ENROLLMENT AT BECKET TOWN HALL
Becket, 9 to 11 a.m.
On Wednesday, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be offering application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the Becket Town Hall, 557 Main Street, Becket, MA from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event is open to all individuals. The SNAP program (formerly known as food stamps) can give income-eligible households a boost to their budgets to help purchase nutritious food. Anyone who meets the eligibility guidelines can receive this benefit. In order to ensure the best possible service, it will be helpful for SNAP applicants to provide as many as of the following documents as possible: •  Proof of identity (license or birth certificate) •  Social Security Number • Proof of Massachusetts residency (driver’s license, utility bill, or tax forms) • Proof of earned income (pay stubs from the past four weeks) • Proof of other income (Social Security income or pension) • Proof of medical expenses greater than $35/month (copies of bills and co-pays) seniors and disabled households only •  Proof of non-citizen status (green card or immigration papers) non-citizens only Although reservations for the event are not required, they are suggested by calling The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ SNAP Department at 1-800-247-9632. For more information about The Food Bank, visit their web site at www.foodbankwma.org.
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HEALING TOUCH THERAPY LEVEL 3 WITH JEANNE ZUZEL
Lenox

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AGING LGBTQAI+ POPULATIONS: MEETING EMOTIONAL & INTIMACY NEEDS
Dalton, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will host a summer continuing education workshop entitled: “Aging LGBTQAI+ Populations: Meeting Emotional & Intimacy Needs.” The program will be held on Thursday, at Sugar Hill Senior Living Community, 45 Main Street, Dalton, MA. Registration will begin at 3:00 pm and the program will run from 3:30 pm to 6:30pm. 3 contact hours will be available for a variety of professions. The registration fee includes refreshments, course materials and a CE certificate. This program is also open to the general public for a fee of $10. Please visit www.berkshireahec.org  to register online and for more program information.

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