Morning Briefing -- Friday

Friday February 22, 2013

Friday, Feb. 22

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group meets in Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Northern Berkshire Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its next meeting today.

This meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at Williamstown Savings Bank, 795 Main St., lower level board room. Featured speaker will be Priti Shah, a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience and works for Northern Berkshire Healthcare. She will discuss how individuals with Parkinson’s Disease can improve their mobility and walking; prevent falls and be safe in and outside of their home.

Shah is the Director of Rehab Services for North Adams Regional Hospital, VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire. She recently completed training and received a certification in LSVT BIG which is a research-based exercise approach for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and related disorders.

The public is welcome and we encourage new members and caregivers to attend this very informative session. For more information, contact Bob Morrow at 413-458-8522.

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States.


BENNINGTON -- In a Thursday article about a talk on mill workers, the gender of those killed in an 1874 mill explosion was incorrect. Of the nine people killed, seven were women and two men. The article had this reversed.

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