5 Things April 25: Parenting Seminar, Track Meet and More

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1. Parenting seminar

Join New Testament Christian School for a free parenting seminar 6:30 to 8 p.m. Suzi Iverson will present a seminar "Encouraging good behavior and strengthening your relationship with your child.” Iverson is a certified corporate trainer and Christian counselor for adolescent children. RSVP not necessary but helpful by calling 508-285-9771.

2. NHS track meet

The Norton High School track team will go up against Bellingham at home, starting 3:30 p.m.

3. Coping with the challenging behaviors of dementia program

If you are caring for someone who is showing signs of confusion or dementia, who constantly repeats, becomes agitated, gets lost in conversations, or is having trouble doing simple tasks, this program is for you. This free presentation will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mansfield Adult Day Health Center, 300 Branch St., Mansfield, which is a program of Community VNA. Doctor Terry E. Ruby, PT, PhD, GCS, LMHC and expert in the field of geriatric care will offer very useful information on understanding and coping with behaviors; plus assisting and communicating with someone with dementia. For this presentation, she encourages and welcomes audience questions. This educational program is open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call 508-339-2119. For more information visit www.communityvna.com.

4. Sturdy Memorial offers lawn mower safety tips

The Emergency Care Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with Sturdy Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Associates (SOSMA), offers a few simple lawn mowinb precautions that can help you get the job done safely:

  • Before you begin mowing, check the yard and remove toys, sticks, and other objects that may jam the mower or be propelled when hit by the mower’s blades.

  • Keep others a safe distance away from the mowing area, and never leave your mower unattended while it is running.

  • Be firm and turn down children’s requests for a ride on the mower.

  • Protect yourself. Always wear gloves when handling yard debris to avoid splinters and thorns, which may result in serious hand infections. Wear enclosed shoes and close-fitting clothing, and avoid wearing jewelry or dangling accessories that could get caught during the mower’s operation. Never mow wet grass, and do not mow at dusk or at night. Never attempt to fix or service a lawn mower while it is running.

5. High near 67, low around 38

Today there is a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. It will be cloudy through mid morning, then will gradually clear with a high near 67. Northwest wind will be around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 38 and light north wind.



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