Lisa Gustavson of Epping was one of eight health professionals that just returned from a tuina (pronounced t-way-na) program held October 15-28 in Bejing, Peoples Republic of China, at the China National Olympic Training Center. Tuina is an ancient Chinese manual therapeutic medical system which combines aspects of massage, physical therapy and acupuncture. This was the second time Lisa has traveled to China for more intense training and the learning of new techniques. For more information, call Lisa at 603-734-4127.
Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, has announced three new members have been welcomed to its Advisory Council. Made up of county citizens who are elected volunteers, the Advisory Council advises and assists UNH Cooperative Extension in the implementation of local Extension programs. New members include Susan Cox of Brentwood, Isobel Parke of Epping, and Robin Wrighton of Brentwood. Additional members of the Advisory Council include Patrice Baker, Kensington, Rebecca Cronin, Newmarket, Jeff Hillier, North Hampton, Judy and Nathan Merrill, Stratham, Emily Schmalzer, Brentwood, and Linda Thomas, Candia. Elected officials who are members of the Advisory Council include Rep. Wes Shuler of East Kingston and Commissioner Katharin Pratt of Hampton.
New Generation has received a grant of $5,000 from the Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund for help to pay for the cost of food, utilities, and snow removal. The Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund makes grants to tax-exempt organizations without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in New Hampshire meet their basic needs. New Generation is a homeless shelter in Greenland, that provides shelter, food, and support to homeless pregnant and newly parenting women and their babies from throughout the state.
Dr. Joshua Siegel, MD, of Northeast Surgical Care has been named one of the "125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons" by Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. For more information about Dr. Siegel and his services, visit www.accesssportsmed.com and www.northeastsurgicalcare.com.