Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 5, 2013

Health Briefs


The Andover Townsman

---- — Town blood drive Dec. 19

The American Red Cross is holding a community blood drives on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Andover Town House, 20 Main St.

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia.

Meetings are held in Andover on Saturdays at 7:45 a.m. at Christ Church at 33 Central St. and on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. at St Augustine’s Education Center at 35 Essex St. For more information or a list of meetings elsewhere, call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

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