Area briefs: Amherst Senior Center Health Fair is Tuesday; Mark, Sabadosa forum in Cummington

  • State Sen. Paul Mark Paul Franz

Published: 10/16/2023 5:47:56 PM
Modified: 10/16/2023 5:46:42 PM
Senior Center to hold health fair

AMHERST — An Amherst Senior Center Health Fair takes place Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk.

With Medicare open enrollment underway, local providers will be onsite to answer questions.

“A lot of people just don’t know the options that are around, and there are quite a few different providers in the area,” Senior Center Director Hayley Bolton told the Council on Aging last month.

Organizations that provide mental health services, hearing services and medication management will be among those participating. Specifically, those expected to be part of the health fair include Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line, University of Massachusetts Kinesiology, Christopher Heights, Hospice of the Fisher Home, MedMinder, Mass General Brigham/Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Highland Valley Elder Services and Health New England.

Church to show ‘Kiss the Ground’

HAYDENVILLE — The documentary film, “Kiss the Ground,” about the power of regenerative agriculture to reverse global warming, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Haydenville Congregational Church, 143 Main St. (Route 9), Haydenville.

The film is narrated by actor Woody Harrelson. It presents the research and practices involved in creating healthy soil as a way to fight climate change, address the water crises, and improve human wellness.

The free event is co-sponsored by the Haydenville Church Peace and Justice Committee, and Grow Food Northampton.

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Mark, Sabadosato host forum

CUMMINGTON — State Sen. Paul W. Mark and state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa invite the public to a “ReMarks and Refreshments” forum on Friday, Oct. 27.

The legislators welcome the public to ask questions or offer up comments about opportunities and/or challenges facing Cummington and western Massachusetts. Mark and Sabadosa will also share legislative updates from the State House.

This event is open to the public and will be held at the Cummington Town Hall, 33 Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


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