Stay active, defeat dementia

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Published: 6/6/2019 12:06:56 PM
NewburyStay active, defeat dementia

Research has shown that staying active is a powerful way to manage Alzheimer’s or another dementia. To provide those living with mild Alzheimer’s disease or a memory disorder with opportunities for social engagement, the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts-New Hampshire Chapter will host a free program on Thursday. This free engagement opportunity is part of the Alzheimer’s Association Alz Meet Up program. It is intended for individuals with mild memory loss and their care partners. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy a guided tour of the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens. To reserve your spot, call 800-272-3900.

Three students win Marjot Awards

For the first time in its 21-year history, the Marjot Foundation of Falmouth, Mass., is awarding two $5000 grants to three New Hampshire high school students. Michael Garfield of Bow, a Marjot trustee, was instrumental in encouraging New Hampshire high school students to apply. One awardee, Christopher Brahan, a 10th-grade student at Kearsarge Regional High School, will be examining the effects of different substrates on milfoil establishment. He will conduct his field work in Lake Sunapee, Little Lake Sunapee, Kezar Lake and several nearby ponds. Two other awardees, Christopher Pare and Mercede McIntyre from Belmont High School, will be measuring the impact of road salt on lotic and forest ecosystems over the next year. They will collect data along different sites within the Tioga River watershed. All students will work with mentors at their respective high schools. Marjot, a private nonprofit foundation, funds students from New England who design original environmental research projects. Along with a mentor, they complete one full year of research that they present at regional science fairs. More information about Marjot may be obtained from marjotfoundation.org.

ConcordGolf scramble

There is still time to sign up for the 11th Annual Farmsteads of New England Golf Scramble at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord on Saturday. The 2019 scramble will honor the memory of longtime Farmsteads’ resident/farmer Kyle Bartlett. The cost is $125 per player and includes green fees, golf cart, goodie bag, and awards luncheon. Additionally, prizes are awarded in both men’s and women’s categories; awards for first, second and third place finishers; and longest drive, accuracy, closest to-the-pin, putting contest and Vegas Hole competitions; and a hole-in-one prize of a 2019 Hustler Lawn Mower. Registration begins at 7 a.m., the shot gun starts at 8 a.m. and luncheon and awards at 1 p.m. Please go to farmsteads-ne.org for more information.

FranklinStop by for tea

On Saturday in the Teuscher-Wilson Hospice Garden, 75 Chestnut St., the Franklin VNA & Hospice will hold its first Tea in the Garden Hospice fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will feature a classic afternoon tea menu, a guided selection of teas to taste, and a live classical guitar player. Musician Matthew Lister will set the tone and provide entertainment for all patrons to enjoy the afternoon tea, or while they wander through the beautifully blooming gardens where they can view, and bid on, the silent auction offerings such as baskets of wine, chocolates, spa items and garden tools. The event is to raise funds for the hospice program. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per pair. The event has limited seating so please call ahead to purchase tickets 934-3454.




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