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UML Forum on Living, Aging Well

March 28, 2019

LOWELL -- The UMass Lowell Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships is hosting its fifth annual Healthy Aging-Living Well Forum on Friday, April 12. The forum free and open to the public at the Perry Atrium of the Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center at the university’s north campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. UMass Lowell faculty will present their research on aging-related issues to the forum attendees. Janet Barnes-Farrell, professor of psychological sciences at University of Conneticut, will issue the keynote address with the topic of, “Aging and Work -- Advancing Workplace Health Protection and Promotion for an Aging Workforce.” The theme of the forum itself is, “Healthy Aging: Where We Live, Work and Collaborate.”

-- JON WINKLER

2018 World Series trophy to visit

ANDOVER -- This Ironstone Farm will have a special guest attending its annual Kentucky Derby celebration: the 2018 Red Sox World Series trophy.

The famous circular-shaped hardware will be on display at the Ironstone Derby 5K & Kentucky Derby Party on May 4. The nonprofit horse farm’s event will feature a USATF-certified 5K walk, barbecue from Texas Roadhouse, a stick-horse fun run for kids, a contest for the best derby hat, music, games and a horse-rider performance. The Kentucky Derby will also be showed at the event with attendees getting a chance at winning half of a 50/50 cash prize from the event’s raffle if they pick the winning horse.

Attendees can pay $30 to enter the 5K walk, $20 for the barbecue and party access or $20 for kids to participate in the 5K. More info can be found at ironstonefarm.org .

-- JON WINKLER

UML creates new endowment

LOWELL -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell has a new endowment fund for its radiological sciences program established by Radiation Safety & Control Services, Inc.

The company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire made the first $10,000 installment payment toward the scholarship program for graduate and undergraduate students. Radiation Safety & Control Services have supported UMass Lowell in numerous ways over the last decade, ranging from equipment donations to helping provide a nuclear industry AP3-approved training facility for radiation technicians. Jay Tarzia, Fred Straccia and Eric Darois, principles of the company, are all alumni of UMass Lowell’s health physics program.

--JON WINKLER

Mill City Grows hosts seed swap

LOWELL -- City-based non-profit Mill City Grows will host its annual Seed Swap on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Christ Church United, 1 Bartlett Street, Lowell.

This anticipated seasonal event invites local gardeners and growers of all levels to socialize and swap seeds, stories, and know-hows as the planting season approaches. Over 1,500 seeds will be available for attendees to take and swap, and all are encouraged to bring any unused seeds to the event.

For info, please contact Laura Santiago at laura@millcitygrows.org or call 978-455-2620. Event details can also be found on the 2019 Seed Swap Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/319379058673795/ .