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Knowledge Is Power

The American Diabetes Association recently sponsored a “Step Out to Fight Diabetes” walk and information fair, held at the Springfield Elks Lodge #61, on Tiffany Street in Springfield. The event welcomed more than 300 walkers who were also able to take advantage of a full buffet, bounce houses and other childrens activities, informational giveaways, free massages, and demonstrations by Home Depot and the Springfield Fire Department.

A Memorable Day

The annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk in Westfield drew a record number of walkers to Stanley Park on Sept. 23, along with dozens of vendors and exhibitors. Clockwise from top left: Peter Yaffe, owner of Homewatch Caregivers in Westfield, speaks with a visitor to his booth; Kristin Halls and Jamie Verrochi, representing the Kids’ Place, help children dye leaves as a craft activity; Carolyn Varnadore, a marketing associate with Eastfield Mall, gives away prizes won by spinning a wheel; and Curt Ridge, chief, and Jennifer Stowe, captain, of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Search and Rescue K-9 Unit, introduce laborador retriever Maggie and golden retriever Emmitt Francis to passersby.

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