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Health Notes: July 8, 2014

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:26 am

Save Women’s Health Care event planned

LAKE PLACID — Reproductive health activists from all over the North Country will convene on Sunday, July 13, in Lake Placid for a fundraiser to “Save Women’s Health Care.”

Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York, North Country Chapter will host the event, which will be held 10 a.m. to noon Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid.

Former Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward is honorary chair of the event.

The keynote speaker is Amy Taylor, national political director for Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Also in attendance will be Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell of the 116th District and Tess Barker, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York.

For tickets to the fundraiser, which is open to all, contact Martha Spear at 573-7379.

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Kayak trip on Saranac River planned

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a kayak trip to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors.

The trip will take place July 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Saranac Boat Launch (Bowen Road) and traveling down the river to the Cadyville Beach.

The trip will take about 2.5 hours. All equipment will be provided to those who need it, for a $10 non-refundable registration fee for adults and a $5 registration fee for seniors. People with their own equipment can join in on the trip at no cost.

All participants must pre-register by calling 562-6860 or by

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Two new directors hired at BHSN

MORRISONVILLE — Behavioral Health Services North CEO Craig Amoth recently announced two new directors at the agency.

Dan Arsenau is the new human-resources director, and Tara Powers is director of development and community relations.

“Both come to us with a wealth of experience in their fields,” Amoth said in a news release.

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Red Cross seeks donations for local veterans

ALBANY — The American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region has launched its second-annual Totes of Hope campaign to collect personal-care items for local veterans in need.

The campaign will run through Sept. 5 in communities across the greater Capital Region, the Adirondacks and the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Donations of new, basic care items, such as socks, shaving cream, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, will be collected at local Red Cross offices in Glens Falls, Albany and Poughkeepsie.

The items will then be packed into tote bags and distributed to veterans who may be homeless or living in local care facilities.

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