Clean out those medicine cabinets! Get rid of old or unwanted medication during #TakeBackDay this Saturday, April 27th, 10am to 2pm. @North_Andover drop off locations are @NoAndoverPolice Station and First & Main Marketplace.

Don't let your unused or expired medications end up in the wrong hands.

Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 27th
10am to 2pm
North Andover Police Department, 1475 Osgood Street
First & Main Marketplace, 109 Main Street


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.  The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.  Keep them safe.  Clean them out. Take them back.

Drop-off your unused, unwanted, or expired prescriptions at one of our North Andover Drug Take Back Sites on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10am-2pm:

  • Police Station Lobby (permanent site, kiosk available year round)
  • First & Main Market Place, CVS parking lot, 109 Main St.

Please note:  no liquids or sharps accepted at these sites.*

*The North Andover Fire Department accepts sharps under certain conditions, if you have any you would like disposed of you please call Public Health Nurse (978) 688-9540 or visit https://www.northandoverma.gov/fire/emergency-medical-services/pages/unused-medication-and-sharps-disposal for guidelines.


According to the MA Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) 67,498 prescriptions for opioids were written in Essex County, MA from April 2018 – June 2018 alone…if these are in your home and you’re not using them…dispose of them!


Results: October 2018 16th National Take Back

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,770
  • Total Collection Sites: 5,839
  • Total Weight Collected: 914,236 lbs.  (457.12 Tons)
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Do you, or someone you know need free smoke alarms installed? @RedCrossMA will be in Lawrence, Andover & North Andover to install smoke alarms on May 4. To Request a Free Smoke Alarm, Call 1-800-746-3511.

Sound the Alarm.  Save a Life.

Help us Sound the Alarm in Massachusetts. 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms. If you, or someone you know needs smoke alarms in their home, @RedCrossMA can install some at no cost. They will be in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to install smoke alarms on Saturday, May 4.To sign up for a free alarm, visit www.soundthealarm.org/ma #EndHomeFires @redcrossma

 

Get Involved to Help Sound the Alarm

Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. Join us as we Sound the Alarm and combat these tragic statistics.  @RedCrossMA needs volunteers to install smoke alarms in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on May 4.  Learn how: www.soundthealarm.org/ma 

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Learn about your Veteran Healthcare Benefits – Enrollment Assistance and ID Card Processing (No appt. needed)

If you served in the military 
Learn about your Veteran Healthcare Benefits
Enrollment Assistance and ID Card Processing (No appt. needed)

Lynn CBOC – 225 Boston Street Suite 107, Lynn 
3 rd Wednesday of the month, 8am-2pm
Haverhill CBOC – 108 Merrimack Street, Haverhill 
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 9am-3pm 
Gloucester CBOC – 199 Main Street, Gloucester 
2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, 9am-3pm
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Veterans Whole Health Weekly Workshop: A new approach to understanding your health! Starting April 30 , 2019 at Ipswich Family YMCA (10-11:30am). FREE to Veterans!

Veterans Whole Health 
Weekly Workshop
A new approach to understanding your health!
Starting April 30th , 2019 
Tuesday 10:00am-11:30am 
FREE to Veterans 
Ipswich Family YMCA 
110 County Rd 
Ipswich, MA 01938

This 9-week group will explore the connections between your health and the different areas of your life. 

Topics Include: 

  • exercise 
  • nutrition 
  • Sleep 
  • relationships 
  • work life 
  • Safety 
  • relaxation 
  • spirituality 
They will provide tools and strategies for addressing each aspect of your life. Whether you want to improve one or all areas, this group is a valuable step toward taking care of your whole health!
For more information please email: nestorj@northshoreymca.org
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Looking for something fun to do during April vacation week? Check out what @StevensMemLib has planned for their Storybook Staycation!

Stevens Memorial Library has activities planned starting Tuesday and happening throughout the week of April vacation.  Check out the list of events here!
All events are free!  No registration required unless otherwise noted.  Caregivers must stay with children during the activities.